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On our radar: Snoop Dogg changes name to Snoop Lion, MTV Music Video award nods are out, Duchess of Cambridge looks chic in post Olympic fashion

Posted by Katie McLeod July 31, 2012 11:31 AM

snoopdogg.jpgIs Snoop Dogg changing his name? It seems the rapper is changing things up, transforming into Snoop Lion (though his legal name remains Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.). The West Coast artist held a news conference in New York on Monday, where he talked about his February trip to Jamaica as the inspiration for his change of moniker. The Lion worked on his new album, “Reincarnated,” while visiting the island. What do you think of Snoop Lion's new name?

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rihanna2.jpgIn other music-related news ... Rihanna (left) and Drake are leading this year's MTV Video Music Award nominations with five nods each, and Katy Perry is following close behind with four. Rihanna is nominated for her hit ‘‘We Found Love’’ and for her duet with Drake on ‘‘Take Care.’’ The show takes place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sept. 6. Read more from the Associated Press.

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And in the Olympic world ... Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, stepped out in a chic lavender Roksanda Ilincic dress for a party after the Olympic games Monday. Aside from looking lovely in lavender, the duchess also cheered on Prince William's cousin Zara Phillips as she took part in the Olympic equestrian games, taking home the silver medal with her team for the Eventing Team Jumping competition. Prince William and brother Harry were also in attendance. Oh, and did you know that when at home the royal couple watches "The Killing"? Vanity Fair features Catherine in the September issue, though the duchess was not interviewed by the magazine -- only "their friends and those in their orbit."

In case you're wondering how Justin Bieber factors into the Olympics, well, he's still tweeting, this time expressing his support to Team USA swimmer Missy Franklin, who won a gold medal yesterday in the women's individual 100-meter backstroke. This from Bieber:

"Heard @FranklinMissy is a fan of mine. now im a fan of hers too. CONGRATS on winning GOLD! #muchlove."

Who are you cheering for? Have you been tweeting your support to the athletes?

On our radar: Brad Pitt victim of celebrity death hoax, 'Saved By the Bell' star weds, and more

Posted by Katie McLeod July 30, 2012 11:04 AM

bradpitt2.jpgBrad Pitt was the latest celebrity to fall victim to a celebrity death hoax, E! News reports. Global Associated News ran a story yesterday claiming that the actor died in a snowboarding accident in Switzerland. The story, which was all over Twitter, was fabricated and Pitt is still very much alive. The website ran this disclaimer at the very bottom of the article:

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about this web site. FAKE... THIS STORY IS 100% FAKE! this is an entertainment website, and this is a totally fake article based on zero truth and is a complete work of fiction for entertainment purposes! this story was dynamically generated using a generic 'template' and is not factual. Any reference to specific individuals has been 100% fabricated by web site visitors who have created fake stories by entering a name into a blank 'non-specific' template for the purpose of entertainment.

In other news ... High School heartthrob Zach Morris may be forever young and unmarried in our hearts, but the actor who played him on the once oh-so-popular "Saved By the Bell" TV show, Mark-Paul Gosselaar (whom you also may know from "Franklin & Bash"), wed fiancee Catriona McGinn Saturday at the Sunstone winery in Santa Ynez, Calif., according to People magazine. McGinn is an advertising executive.

maloof.jpgMeanwhile, Adrienne Maloof, who stars on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and husband Paul Nassif are reportedly separating, according to E! News.

"I'm so sorry that this is happening, but my children are my life, and sometimes we need to do what's best for them," Maloof told RadarOnline.

And check out ... Photos of celebrities out and about, including John Travolta in Singapore.

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On our radar: Katherine Jackson speaks out, director apologizes for Kristen Stewart affair

Posted by Mawuse Ziegbe July 26, 2012 11:06 AM








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In the latest turn in the ongoing Jackson family drama, Katherine Jackson has returned home to her grandchildren from an extended stay in Arizona. Jackson also appeared on ABC News alongside her children Janet, Jermaine, and Rebbie, explaining the nature of her trip, and saying that she is upset that her guardianship of Michael's children has been suspended. A judge appointed the children's cousin TJ as temporary guardian on July 25 amid reports that Katherine has been unable to perform her duties as guardian due to ‘‘intentional acts of third parties,’’ according to The Associated Press.


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Kristen Stewart apologizes for cheating on Robert Pattinson with Rupert Sanders

Posted by Nicole Cammorata July 25, 2012 02:15 PM

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Kristen Stewart has publicly apologized for cheating on boyfriend Robert Pattinson with her "Snow White and the Huntsman" director, the 41-year-old Rupert Sanders, who is married with two children. According to a story on People.com, Stewart's public statement included an apology to "everyone this has affected." (Read more of what she said here.) The notoriously private Stewart and Pattinson have been dating for three years, but have become increasingly public about their relationship.

Gisele Bundchen shows off baby bump

Posted by Mawuse Ziegbe July 25, 2012 11:09 AM

Gisele Bundchen has not appeared to quell pregnancy rumors by wearing a belly-baring two-piece on a trip to the beach.

The supermodel was spotted in the revealing garment, playing with her son Benjamin and sporting a rounder belly.

Neither Bundchen nor her husband, Tom Brady, have officially confirmed the pregnancy but the model mom's beach outing appears to have done that for them.

See more sightings of Tom and Gisele out and about.

Kristen Stewart reportedly cheats on Robert Pattinson, Christian Bale visits victims

Posted by Mawuse Ziegbe July 25, 2012 10:28 AM

This is a sad day for Twi-hards.

"The Twilight Saga" stars and real-life lovebirds Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are reportedly going through some off-screen drama as Us Weekly claims Stewart has cheated on Pattinson.

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Muppets company severs ties with Chick-fil-A

Posted by Mawuse Ziegbe July 24, 2012 02:34 PM

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Mayor Menino isn't the only one against Chick-fil-A these days.

The Jim Henson Company, the company behind the Muppets, "Sesame Street," and other popular puppet franchises, has decided to cut ties with the fast-food chain after Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy said he is against gay marriage.

The puppet purveyors had teamed up with the chicken chain for a create-your-own puppet kit for young Chick-fil-A customers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Henson Company posted the following statement on its Facebook page on July 20.

The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over fifty years and we have notified Chick-Fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors. Lisa Henson, our CEO is personally a strong supporter of gay marriage and has directed us to donate the payment we received from Chick-Fil-A to GLAAD.


Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis kiss, Bobbi Kristina makes TV debut

Posted by Mawuse Ziegbe July 24, 2012 10:42 AM

Former co-stars Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are heating things up offscreen. The pair, who used to play a couple on "That '70s Show," were spotted smooching at a wrap party for an upcoming movie in which Kutcher plays the late Apple visionary Steve Jobs.

Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina made her onscreen debut, appearing as a sassy assistant on an episode of "For Better or Worse" on TBS. The budding actress later thanked her fans on Twitter for their "support and love."

Also new to TV is Mariah Carey, who has been officially announced as a judge on "American Idol." The pop phenomenon, who boasts more No. 1 singles than another solo artist ever, will critique hopefuls when the show returns in January. In the meantime, let us know whether you think Carey will make a good "Idol" judge.

Beyonce co-signs 'Snuggie' version of her 'Countdown' video

Posted by Mawuse Ziegbe July 19, 2012 02:48 PM

An enterprising Snuggie enthusiast's highly produced tribute to Beyonce has scored tons of fans online - including the Queen B herself.

A YouTube fan who goes by kkpalmer1000 uploaded a homemade version of Beyonce's "Countdown" video that has gone viral due to, well, a ton of reasons, specifically the fairly faithful recreation of the video's elaborate choreography and pop-art style editing. One of the main differences though is that the superfan swaps 'Yonce's slinky leotards for a color-shifting Snuggie.

After fans went nuts over the video online, Beyonce shared the clip on her website in a post titled "Brilliant," along with the message, "I Think he did this video better than I did :)."

Check out the original ...

And a side-by-side comparison ...

And let us know what you think.


Kids no more: New Kids on the Block members show off 'staches

Posted by Rachel Raczka July 19, 2012 02:05 PM

Dorchester's own Donnie Wahlberg tweeted a picture of himself with fellow members of New Kids on the Block sporting some rather lush upper lip facial hair. The tweet was a follow-up to an earlier picture of the fivesome's stubble growth spurts that proclaimed: "Stache solidarity!!!!" in late May.

What are your thoughts on the 'staches? Should them keep them or shave away? Vote below!


Russell Brand breaks his silence on Katy Perry

Posted by Mawuse Ziegbe July 18, 2012 06:21 PM

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Days after their divorce was finalized, Russell Brand has spoken about his relationship with his ex-wife, pop singer Katy Perry.

Brand confirms that he has moved on to another brunette with Hollywood ties, actress Jordana Brewster's sister Isabella, but he also refuses to speak ill of Perry during an interview with Howard Stern. When the radio jock asked the "Rock of Ages" actor to elaborate on the couple's split, Brand demurred, and didn't cite any dramatic reason for the breakup.

"It was a lovely relationship. It mostly didn't work for practical reasons and ... we've gone our separate ways," Brand said.

On our radar: Katie Holmes's car struck by garbage truck, Jennifer Aniston has some fun with Ellen, 'Dark Knight' premieres

Posted by Katie McLeod July 17, 2012 09:33 AM

holmes2.jpgThe Mercedes that Katie Holmes was reportedly traveling in with six-year-old daughter daughter Suri was sideswiped by a garbage truck Monday night in New York City, but police confirmed that no one was injured, according to People magazine. E! News reports that a chauffeur was driving the car when it was hit. Holmes and ex Tom Cruise settled their divorce early last week. Read the full story from People, and check out a photo of the damage to the car.

Pictured: Holmes leaves her lawyer's office in New York City July 7. MEHDI TAAMALLAH/AFP/GettyImages

Actress Jennifer Aniston teamed up with TV personality Ellen DeGeneres to, well, mess up the gorgeous celeb's usual perfect hair and makeup -- and promo Ellen's talk show, which returns with new episodes in September. Watch the pair's silly antics below.

"The Dark Knight Rises" is about to hit theaters, and stars are out in celebration. The New York premiere of the movie took place last night ahead of the film's release in theaters on Friday, July 20. Christian Bale was joined by costars Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, and Tom Hardy on the red carpet. Are you looking forward to the latest film in the franchise? Will you see it?

Sage Moonblood Stallone autopsy complete, Sylvester Stallone gives statement

Posted by Katie McLeod July 16, 2012 12:18 PM

Thirty-six-year old Sage Moonblood Stallone, Sylvester Stallone's son, was found dead at his Los Angeles home Friday by his housekeeper. The cause of death is still pending, but an autopsy on the late filmmaker has been completed. Sage's father issued a statement to TMZ:

"When a parent loses a child there is no greater pain. Therefore I am imploring people to respect my talented son's memory and feel compassion for his loving mother Sasha.

"This agonizing loss will be felt for the rest of our lives," adding, "Sage was our first child and the center of our universe and I am humbly begging for all to have my son's memory and soul left in peace."


While the cause of death is still unknown, a friend of the Stallone family told E! News that Sage "wasn't trying to take his life." Watch the interview below:


Uma Thurman welcomes baby girl

Posted by Mawuse Ziegbe July 16, 2012 11:54 AM

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Uma Thurman has given birth to a daughter, the star's rep tells The Associated Press. This is her first child with her boyfriend, financier Arpad Busson.

The Amherst-bred actress has two children with her ex-husband, Ethan Hawke, while Busson has two children with supermodel Elle Macpherson.

On our radar: Suri Cruise to attend Catholic school, Miley Cyrus sports a new 'do, and more

Posted by Katie McLeod July 16, 2012 10:00 AM

Katie Holmes has enrolled her six-year-old daughter, Suri Cruise, in Manhattan's Convent of the Sacred Heart School, according to E! News. Holmes and Cruise settled their divorce last week, and there's been much speculation about whether Scientology, Cruise's religion, played a role in the couple's split (Cruise’s lawyer denied that the religion was a factor in the divorce). The school reportedly costs $38,000 a year, and past students include Lady Gaga, Jordana Brewster, Nicky Hilton, and Caroline Kennedy. Are you surprised by Holmes's move to send Suri to Catholic school?

In superhero news (well, sorta) ... Actor Robert Downey Jr. surprised children dressed in "Iron Man" costumes as part of a challenge at Comic-Con Saturday. Downey Jr. plays Tony Stark/Iron Man in the movie franchise. "It took everyone a while to catch on, but the audiences have been driving the direction that movies go in for quite some time now," Downey Jr. said. "And I think that Comic-Con is just a stark reminder that -- fans first." Watch more below.

And in other news ... Nineteen-year-old singer-actress Miley Cyrus is sporting a new, brighter summer 'do. Check out the photo and let us know what you think of her sunnier locks.

Jennifer Lopez 'Sad' for Tom and Katie

Posted by Mawuse Ziegbe July 13, 2012 12:04 PM

In a recent sit-down with "Entertainment Tonight," Jennifer Lopez sounded off about Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes's split, saying that she's dismayed the couple has broken up.

"I'm sad for them. They're both really lovely people, and just like [ex-husband] Marc [Anthony] and I, it's not what you want to happen. You fight and you try until you realize you can't anymore."

'17-20-23': a lip-sync video that took six years to create

Posted by Mawuse Ziegbe July 12, 2012 11:08 AM

Boston-based student Alex Dainis recorded herself lip-syncing to the Aaron Carter's "Aaron's Party (Come Get It)" when she was 17. Then she did it again at 20. Aaand at 23. Now, six years later, she mashed-up the footage from her teen to twentysomething years to create an epic "trio" of lip-syncing Alexes. Her well-planned, forward-thinking moments of silliness have scored the attention of media outlets like BuzzFeed and The Huffington Post. Dainis also writes in the video description that she plans to do this every three years.

Check it out and let us know what you think.


On our radar: Tom Cruise spotted without wedding ring, stars out for ESPY Awards

Posted by Katie McLeod July 12, 2012 10:36 AM

Tom Cruise was spotted without his wedding band for the first time since his split with Katie Holmes. The actor was on set filming his upcoming sci-fi movie "Oblivion" in California. Check out the latest pics of Tom in this video.

More Tom-Katie-Suri news:

--Inside Katie Holmes's life in NYC (People.com)
--Is Katie Holmes returning to the Catholic church? (E! News)
--Tom Cruise: When Will He See Suri Again? (E! News)

ESPY.jpgIn other news ... Sports stars and other celebs turned up for the 2012 ESPY awards July 11 in Los Angeles, where Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was nominated for two awards, breakthrough athlete and best NFL player. Pictured: "New Girl" star Zooey Deschanel spoke during the event. See more photos of stars during the big night.

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On our radar: Britney Spears walks off 'X-Factor' set, Camila McConaughey debuts baby bump, and more

Posted by Katie McLeod July 11, 2012 10:16 AM

"X Factor" news is starting to heat up -- at least when it comes to the Fox competition show's new judges, pop sensations Britney Spears and Demi Lovato. Certain contestants have reportedly gotten both stars all fired up. A man dressed in drag performed a tribute to Spears, singing "(You Drive Me) Crazy" during the auditions in Greensboro, N.C., Monday. Spears's reaction? She walked off set. Meanwhile, Lovato wasn't shy to let a couple of rappers, whose lyrics focused on doing drugs, have a piece of her mind. According to E! News, a source told the entertainment publication that Lovato said it's "irresponsible to be rapping about drugs in front of kids." The show premieres in September. Read more at E!.

However, "The X Factor" doesn't appear to be all drama, at this point anyway. Spears was also caught on camera getting down to a contestant's version of Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby." Wouldn't you get down to that? Watch below.



In baby watch news ... Matthew McConaughey's wife Camila Alves has debuted her baby bump. The Brazilian model and her husband, who's starring in the recently released movie "Magic Mike," are expecting their third child. The couple are parents to daughter Vida and son Levi.

In the rumor mill ... "Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara is possibly engaged. While People magazine is reporting the actress and her boyfriend, Nick Loeb, went to Mexico to celebrate Vergara's 40th birthday, it's not clear whether reports of the actress's engagement are true. Various sources are telling the magazine different stories. We'll just have to keep waiting for official word from Vergara. Read more at People magazine.

On our radar: Tom Cruise goes back to work post divorce settlement, and more

Posted by Katie McLeod July 10, 2012 09:55 AM

People magazine is reporting that Suri Cruise will live primarily with her mother, Katie Holmes, with generous visitation by her father, Tom Cruise. And hours after TomKat speedily reached a divorce settlement, less than two weeks after Holmes filed for divorce from the "Mission Impossible" star, Cruise was back in action filming his upcoming sci-fi movie, "Oblivion," in California. Read more from People magazine. In the video below, "Entertainment Tonight" breaks down Holmes's divorce strategy as compared with that of Cruise's second wife, Nicole Kidman. What are your thoughts on TomKat's fast divorce proceedings? Share in the comments.


In other news ... The cause of Natalie Wood's 1981 drowning off Catalina Island has been changed from "accident" to "undetermined" on her death certificate by the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office. TMZ first reported the news about the late actress, who was married to actor Robert Wagner when she died. Read more from CBS News and watch the video below for more details.

And in book-turned-movie news ... ‘‘Fifty Shades of Grey’’ is set to hit the big screen. The producers of ‘‘The Social Network’’ are producing the film adaption of the erotic trilogy by E. L. James. Read more from the Associated Press.

In relationship news ... "Grey's Anatomy" star Sara Ramirez, who plays Callie on the medical drama, married Ryan Deboit on July 4 in New York. The couple was engaged in Paris about a year ago.

Sienna Miller welcomes a baby girl

Posted by Mawuse Ziegbe July 9, 2012 02:08 PM

Sienna Miller is a mom!

The "Factory Girl" actress welcomed a baby girl with her fiance, Tom Sturridge, in London over the weekend, according to Us Weekly.

Although details about the new arrival remain scant, an expectant Miller told British Vogue in April that she was "feeling fine" and that it was "all progressing nicely."

This is the first child for the star.

Chloe Moretz signs an age-appropriate deal with Aeropostale

Posted by Rachel Raczka July 9, 2012 01:32 PM

While fashion's love affair with pint-size style savants has gotten them into hot water in the past (Hailee Steinfeld for Miu Miu and the Fanning girls for Marc and Marc by Marc Jacobs), we think we can get behind this age-appropriate pairing: "Dark Shadows" starlet Chloe Grace Moretz as the brand ambassador for Aéropostale. The 15-year-old actress, who has been embraced by fashion insiders for her red-carpet style, will curate her picks from the collection as well as star in the brand's ad campaigns through next spring.

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Moretz in upcoming advertisements for Fall 2012.

"I get my own section, I got to pull my own clothes. Girls can go and see what I love and what I wear in the shoots,” said Moretz in a phone interview with The Washington Post.

In case you're worried a mass market partnership might bring down her style street cred, rest assured: in addition to hiring Moretz, the brand is making an extra effort to solidify their fashion profile. A spokesperson for the brand told Women's Wear Daily that the partnership will respond with design changes, notably "newness in silhouettes and fabrications," "details such as lace and crochet," and "moderating the logo.”

While Steinfeld got slack for peddling Miu Miu's expensive wares to her 14-year-old peers, we think Moretz's decision to align with an age-conscious mall brand, where most items round out under $50, to be a smart -- and refreshing -- move for both ends.

A sneak peek of Moretz in Aéro-wares is available in video form on the brand's e-commerce website.


Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes reach divorce settlement

Posted by Mawuse Ziegbe July 9, 2012 12:32 PM

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That was fast!

Less than two weeks after Katie Holmes filed for divorce and rumors of tense negotiations flooded the tabloids, Holmes and Tom Cruise have reached a divorce settlement. Holmes's attorney Jonathan Wolfe released a statement to People.

"The case has been settled and the agreement has been signed. We are thrilled for Katie and her family and are excited to watch as she embarks on the next chapter of her life.

The pair had also recently released a joint statement requesting privacy and stating that they are acting in the best interests of their daughter, Suri.

"We are committed to working together as parents to accomplish what is in our daughter Suri's best interests. We want to keep matters affecting our family private and express our respect for each other's commitment to each of our respective beliefs and support each other's roles as parents."

Holmes filed for divorce on June 29 after over five years of marriage.

On our radar: Kourtney Kardashian gives birth to baby girl, Taylor Lautner in town, and more

Posted by Katie McLeod July 9, 2012 10:33 AM

Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian gave birth Sunday to daughter Penelope Scotland Disick. The oldest Kardashian sister, who is also mother to two-year-old son Mason with boyfriend Scott Disick, told E! News that she delivered Penelope at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces.

lautner.jpgIn celebrity sightings news ... "Twilight" star Taylor Lautner showed up in Massachusetts this weekend, filming the movie "Grown Ups 2" with Arnold Schwarzenegger's son Patrick (who was also recently seen with Lautner's ex, country star Taylor Swift, celebrating the Fourth of July in Hyannis Port). Lautner plays a frat guy in the latest Adam Sandler movie, which is filming around Swampscott and Marblehead. See more photos of celebrities spotted in the Hub.

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In other news ... Singer Lily Allen is pregnant with her second child with husband Sam Cooper. The pop star is due in December.

Actress Katie Holmes is set to start production on a new movie, "Molly," about the life of a single mom. Holmes, who very recently filed from divorce from Tom Cruise and is seeking sole custody of six-year-old daughter Suri, co-wrote and co-produced the film, according to People magazine.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was spotted with her sister Pippa Middleton at Wimbledon this weekend. See more celebrities out and about.

Taylor Swift hangs with Patrick Schwarzenegger in Cape Cod

Posted by Mawuse Ziegbe July 6, 2012 01:25 PM

Maybe Taylor Swift's next hit will be based on a member of the Kennedy clan.

The country star was spotted hanging out with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver's son Patrick over the July 4th holiday in Cape Cod. A source tells Us Weekly, the singer is close with the Kennedy-Schwarzenegger family, and was snapped hugging 18-year-old Patrick.

Perhaps Swift, 22, who famously lays bare her man drama in her hit songs, has found some creative fodder in her relationship with the Schwarzenegger scion. Or, maybe the embrace was just a fleeting moment of affection between the two high-profile kids.


On our radar: Madonna cries on tour, Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson live tweets his wedding

Posted by Katie McLeod July 6, 2012 10:31 AM

Madonna's MDNA tour is underway, and while the pop megastar has a history of shocking audiences with her provocative wardrobes and dance routines (hey, when in Rome ... and Istanbul), this time Madge showed a more emotional side to her Berlin audience. Madonna performed 1984's "Like a Virgin" to a much slower beat, giving the song a very different vibe than its usual dance-pop feel. Before finishing the song, she breaks down and cries. Check it out and read more from E! News.


In other news ... Miami Dolphins wide receiver and former Patriots player Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson, whose fancy footwork you might also recall from his stint on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" in 2010, tied the knot with "Basketball Wives" star Evelyn Lozada. The football star kept his 3.5 million Twitter fans posted of his off-the-field wedding moves by live tweeting the event, but he did bring one fan there in person. Cheryl Minton, a grieving widow, was invited to attend the big day. Watch more below.

Also, check out:
--Jessica Simpson celebrates July 4 with baby Maxwell (People magazine)
--Buzz: Did Justin Beiber and Selena Gomez break up? (People magazine)
--Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes's divorce: What's 33 got to do with it? (E! News)
--50 Cent turns 37 (E! News)
--Kate Bosworth sits front row at Hugo Boss after a trip to the Berlin Wall (PopSugar)

On our radar: Kim and Kanye in Paris, Katie Holmes on cover of August Elle magazine

Posted by Katie McLeod July 5, 2012 12:23 PM

New duo Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were spotted July 4 attending the Valentino Haute-Couture Show as part of Paris Fashion Week festivities, no longer keeping their relationship away from the cameras.

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Pictured: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West leaving the Valentino Haute-Couture Show at Hotel Salomon de Rothschild July 4 in Paris, France. (Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images)

Photos:
--Scenes from Paris haute couture fall 2012
--Celebrity sightings

In other news ... Katie Holmes looks fierce on the cover of August's Elle magazine, which hits stands July 17. In the interview with Elle, she talks about how she feels as a woman in her thirties, versus her twenties. People Magazine reports that Holmes told Elle:

"He has been Tom Cruise for 30 years," she said, when asked about her husband. "I know who I am and where I am and where I want to go, so I want to focus on that."

In baby news ... Actress Claire Danes is expecting her first child with husband Hugh Dancy, Danes's rep, Jodi Gottlieb, confirmed. And actor Matthew McConaughey and wife Camila Alves are expecting their third child.

Jennifer Hudson booms in Boston, more July Fourth fun

Posted by Katie McLeod July 5, 2012 10:30 AM

"And I Am Telling You I Am Not Going." That's right, Jennifer Hudson stayed past the thunder and lighting at last night's Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, belting out the anthem that propelled her into stardom and helped her win an Oscar for her role in 2006's "Dreamgirls." Before the fireworks display, Bostonians sung along while Hudson's voice boomed across the Esplanade as the Boston Pops played on. Earlier in the night, the Dropkick Murphys took the stage, a fitting celebration for concert-goers accustomed to singing to the band's "I'm Shipping Up to Boston," a regular tune in the Pops Fourth of July program. Read the Globe's full review at BostonGlobe.com. View more celebrities visiting Boston.

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Did you attend or watch the Boston Pops concert on TV?


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Matthew and Camila McConaughey expecting

Posted by Mawuse Ziegbe July 5, 2012 10:21 AM

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After tying the knot in June, Matthew and Camila McConaughey have something else to celebrate: a new baby!

The couple, who are parents to daughter Vida and son Levi, announced the news via similar messages on their respective Twitter accounts on July 4.

"Happy birthday America, more good news, Camila and I are expecting our 3rd child, God bless, just keep livin," McConaughey wrote.

Tom Cruise turns 50, Katie Holmes spotted out in NYC post split

Posted by Katie McLeod July 3, 2012 09:47 AM

rockofages.jpgTom Cruise has certainly had a busy few months. The actor, who showed off his toned body and an edgier look in May for his latest film "Rock of Ages" (pictured), is now going through a divorce from wife Katie Holmes while also filming the sci-fi movie "Oblivion" in Iceland -- and today the megastar turns 50.

Photo: David James

Meanwhile, Katie Holmes, 33, was spotted Monday out in New York City, where she was taping a segment for "Project Runway: All Stars" -- without her wedding ring. The actress and the couple's six-year-old daughter Suri reportedly moved out of the NYC home they shared with Cruise. Check out the photo in this video, where she's looking pretty good post split.

For Cruise, this divorce to Holmes will be his third. He was previously married to actresses Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman, with whom he adopted two children, Connor and Isabella. While his children haven't made public statements about their father's latest breakup, Connor took to Twitter Sunday, retweeting a sentiment about family:

#LaFamilia‬ Always. Friends Come And Go, But Family Is Forever.

Are you wishing Mr. Cruise a happy 50th? Are you still a fan? Or are you tired of hearing about the "Mission Impossible" star?

Photos:
--Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes through the years
--Tom and Katie's lavish 2006 wedding

Anderson Cooper comes out

Posted by Mawuse Ziegbe July 2, 2012 11:31 AM

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper has come out as a gay man.

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In an email to Andrew Sullivan of The Daily Beast, the reporter revealed his sexual orientation, and explained that he chose to keep his personal life private for largely professional considerations.

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On our radar: Katie Holmes moves out, Alec Baldwin weds, stars out at BET awards

Posted by Katie McLeod July 2, 2012 10:42 AM

Since news broke Friday that Katie Holmes is divorcing Tom Cruise, Holmes has moved out of the couple's New York City home with their six-year-old daughter Suri, according to People.com. People also reports that Cruise was taken completely off guard by Holmes's divorce filing. Here, take a stroll down memory lane with these photos of Tom and Katie through the years, and see photos of their lavish 2006 wedding in Italy.

In other news ... It's wedding bells for "30 Rock" star Alec Baldwin, 54, who married 28-year-old yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas on Saturday, June 30, three months after announcing his engagement. The couple wed at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in New York, and celebs Tina Fey, Woody Allen, and Jimmy Fallon reportedly attended.

The annual BET awards were Sunday night, where Donna Summer was remembered and Whitney Houston's mother Cissy performed a moving tribute to her late daughter, singing "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Beyonce was the second most nominated act with six, winning video director of the year (along with Alan Ferguson) and best female R&B artist. Kanye West, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, and Samuel L. Jackson were also in attendance. Read more from the AP and watch scenes from the show below.

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