Oprah's Guards Scuffle With Indian Journalists
Oprah Winfrey’s bodyguards reportedly came to blows with overeager journalists in the religious city of Mathura, about 90 miles south of Delhi, during the former talk show host’s week-long sojourn to India. Read more here.
VIDEO: Matthew Broderick Returns As Ferris Bueller...
It’s been 25 years since Matthew Broderick played the iconic slacker, Ferris Bueller, in John Hughes’ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Now, the actor is set to embody the role again in a commercial to air during the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 5, TV Guide reports. Read more here.
Lana Del Rey: I'm Not Controversial
The long-awaited debut album by Lana Del Rey, Born to Die, doesn’t drop until Tuesday, leaving just a few more days to speculate how well Del Rey’s polarizing internet presence — and universally ridiculed SNL performance — will translate into dollars and cents. Will the millions of fans who’ve been buzzing about Del Rey since last year pay up, or is the backlash surrounding...
'Welcome Back Kotter' Star Robert Hegyes Dies
The man best known for playing Jewish Puerto Rican student Juan Epstein on the 1970s TV show Welcome Back Kotter has died, according to TIME. Robert Hegyes, 60, passed Thursday after arriving at JFK Medical Center in Edison, N.J., in full cardiac arrest. He was a native of Metuchen, N.J. Read more here.
Rihanna Tattoos 'Thug Life' Across Her Knuckles
Rihanna has had the twitterverse buzzing lately – first over her possible drug use and now with a new, unusual tattoo. During a recent vacation to Hawaii, paparazzi snapped photos of the 23-year-old singer lighting up before she tweeted photos of herself in a bikini. Read more here.
SLIDESHOW: Our Naked Obsession With Olivia Wilde
You’ve got to hand it to her: Olivia Wilde is one lovely lady. She’s also incredibly busy. In 2011 alone, Wilde appeared in Cowboys & Aliens, The Change-Up, In Time, On The Inside, TV’s House and Butter — making how much she puts on her resume about as impressive as how little she wears doing it. Check out the slideshow.
Pat Sajak: I Used To Tape 'Wheel Of Fortune' Drunk...
Talk about a drinking game. Longtime Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak and his lovely co-host Vanna White used to pre-game tapings of the show with “two or three or six” margaritas, Sajak, 64, told Dan Le Batard on ESPN2. Read more here.
Tom Cruise And Suri Do Disneyland
Superstar Tom Cruise, 49, was all smiles as he treated his daughter, Suri, 5, to a day of fun in the sun at California’s Disneyland. Read more here.
ABBA To Release First New Song In 18 Years
Soon there will be a new song for you to add to your playlist of “Tunes to Dance to Alone and Never Breathe a Word About It.” ABBA have announced plans to re-release their final album,The Visitors on April 23. But this time around it will feature a never-before-released song, “From a Twinkling Star to a Passing Angel.” Read more here.
Anthony Mackie: The Average Person Eats Three...
Anthony Mackie, 32, is used to risking life and limb for his job, and he isn’t afraid to let everyone know it. Though he isn’t the titular character in his new project, Man on a Ledge, director Asger Leth still required The Hurt Locker actor to experience the full terror of the height. Read more here.
Juliette Lewis Dishes About Brad Pitt
While many know that Juliette Lewis, 38, the new star of NBC’s The Firm, inspired by the 1993 Tom Cruise film, is starting to receive props for her acting talents, many forget that she dated Brad Pitt back before the Jennifer Aniston — even the Gwyneth Paltrow! — days! Read more here.
Joan Rivers Bashes Chelsea Handler On Howard Stern...
Not everyone in “the biz” is as smitten with late night talk show host-turned sitcom comedian Chelsea Handler, 36, as she is with herself. She was just publically dissed by funnywoman veteran Joan Rivers, 78. Read more here.
Sam Taylor-Wood And Aaron Johnson Welcome Second...
Fashion photographer-turned-director Sam Taylor-Wood, 44, and her fiance Aaron Johnson, 21, welcomed their second daughter, Romy Hero Johnson, into the world last week. Read more here.
New York Yankee Jorge Posada Retires From Baseball...
Jorge Posada, 40, announced his retirement on Tuesday, bringing to an end a 17-year career in the major leagues, all with the New York Yankees. The five-time all-star leaves with five World Series wins, a .273 career batting average, and 275 home runs. Read more here.
James Farentino Of 'Dynasty' Dies At 73
Actor James Farentino, who was famous for his life both on and off screen, died Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at the age of 73 after a lengthy illness, according to a family spokesperson. Read more here.
Drew Barrymore Talks Wedding Plans
While plugging her new movie, Big Miracle, about a massive whale rescue that took place near Point Barrow, Alaska in 1988, Drew Barrymore, 36, couldn’t help but open up about her upcoming nuptials to art consultant Will Kopelman, 34. Read more here.
Halle Berry Takes Gabriel Aubry To Court For...
By now everyone knows that Halle Berry, 45, and Gabriel Aubry, 36, have not had the most amicable of Hollywood splits since calling it quits in April 2010, and their daughter Nahla seems continually caught in the middle of their continuing feud. Read more here.
Oscar Nominations 2012: George Clooney, 'The...
Leading up the highlight of awards season, the Academy Awards nominees for 2012 have been announced, and there aren’t too many surprises this time around. Read more here.
Madonna Ruffles Up The NY 'W.E.' Premiere
At the New York premiere of W.E. at the Ziegfeld Theatre, Madonna, 53, shed some light on why the new movie she both co-wrote and directed was announced as an Oscar contender for Best Costume this morning. Read more here.
Daniel Radcliffe Debuts 'The Woman In Black'
People had their doubts about Daniel Radcliffe outliving his Harry Potter fame, but he’s proving his doubters wrong left and right. The Woman in Black, the new horror movie in which he stars, premiered in London on Monday night, and Radcliffe was looking dapper in his finely tailored suit while he made his way up the red carpet. Read more here.
Aretha Franklin And William Wilkerson End...
You might not think that soul singer Aretha Franklin, 69, tops thelist of likely stars to call off their weddings on Facebook, but that is exactly what happened on Monday. Read more here.
Simon Cowell Talks About His 'Complicated...
Onto the list of ways in which the outspoken judge of The X-Factor, Simon Cowell, is unusual, you can now add his relationship. While Cowell, 52, has been engaged to his makeup artist girlfriend, Mezhgan Hussainy, 38, since February 2010, he’s now admitting that their on-again, off-again bliss might be off-again for the moment, and — what’s more — it could stay that way. Read more...
Vanessa Paradis Addresses Johnny Depp Breakup...
Though Vanessa Paradis, the French singer and actress who has been in a relationship with Johnny Depp for 14 years, addressed rumors of a breakup with her longtime partner, she confirmed nothing about the status of their union. Read more here.
RECAP: Lisa Vanderpump's Daughter Weds On 'Real...
It was destined to be a stunning affair — the opulent nuptials of Lisa Vanderpump’s daughter, Pandora, on Monday night’s Season 2 finale of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Bravo. Read more here.
Kristin Cavallari And Jay Cutler Expecting First...
Now that it’s become clear that Kristen Cavallari’s fiance Jay Cutler isn’t running for the hills, the newly happy couple are starting a family. Read more here.
SPLIT: Heidi Klum And Seal, After 7 Years Of...
Ack! This one actually hurts a little. Supermodel Heidi Klum and singer Seal have confirmed that they are ending their seven-year marriage. Read more here.
Ryan Phillippe Takes Ava & New Girlfriend To...
While mom Reese Witherspoon was busy sparring with Chelsea Handler (just kidding), Ava Phillippe, 12, got to hang out with dad Ryan Phillippe and new girlfirend Paulina Slagter at a basketball game in Brentwood, California. Who were they there to see? Kobe? LeBron? Read more here.
Tracy Morgan Collapses At Sundance
30 Rock actor Tracy Morgan is recovering following a collapse at the Sundance Film Festival. Morgan, 43, blamed the incident on the altitude of Park City, Utah, home to the annual star-studded festival, E! News reports. Read more here.
RECAP: Jim Carrey's Daughter Auditions For...
An extended championship football game pushed back its start to 11 p.m., but American Idolfans willing to wait were promised an Idol audition episode “unlike any other” — which, as those up past their bedtimes found out, included Jim Carrey’s daughter singing on top of an aircraft carrier! Read more here.
Reese Witherspoon Drives Chelsea Handler Crazy
Chelsea Handler can’t stand Reese Witherspoon. That’s the gag in the latest episode of Handler’s show After Lately, on which Witherspoon will made her second cameo this weekend, according to Pop Sugar. Read more here.
Mourning Of Joe Paterno Complicated By Scandal
As news has spread that former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, 85, died on Sunday, football commentators and news followers have struggled to find the appropriate words for mourning his loss. Had Paterno died a year ago, he would have been remembered with unequivocal praise for his record-smashing 46-year career at Penn State, wrote LZ Grandersonon CNN.com. Read more here.
FUNNY: Five Ways To Screw Up The National Anthem
If you grew up in the United States of America, you probably heard the National Anthem about twenty times a year — at sporting events, on television, Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Veterans’ Day. So why, when it comes your time to take the mic and belt out a centuries-old hymn of unbridled patriotism, do you waver? Is it nerves? Overcome with emotion? Hung over from the night before? Read...
VIDEO: Steven Tyler Butchers National Anthem
What did you think of Tyler’s rendition?
George Lucas Honors Tuskegee Airmen In 'Red Tails'
George Lucas, 67, got people talking when he decided to shell out $58 million of his own money to produce Red Tails, a film about the war efforts of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II. Read more here.
Etta James Dies At 73
Singing legend Etta James, whose soulful voice spanned six decades and multiple genres — including R&B, soul, jazz, and blues — died this morning at the age of 73 in Riverside, California from complications from leukemia. Read more here.
Elizabeth Banks Rocks Versace
Elizabeth Banks, 37, who plays a police negotiator in the new Man on a Ledge, also starring San Worthington, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris, and Anthony Mackie, hit the red carpet in style at the movie’s New York City premiere, wearing a black mini dress from Versace’s 2012 spring line, black tights, and a hip leather jacket. Read more here.
Gary Carter's Health Worsens
In May of last year, former Mets catcher and Hall of Famer Gary Carter, 57, was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, a type of aggressive brain cancer, and now it appears that multiple tumors have been found on his brain. Read more here.
Mark Wahlberg Apologizes For 'Insensitive' Remark
Mark Wahlberg, 40, has issued an apology for a comment he recently made about the events of September 11th that many interpreted as insensitive. Read more here.
Rupert Murdoch Settles With Jude Law, Other Phone...
Actor Jude Law, 39, is among the 36 names receiving a settlement from mogul Rupert Murdoch’s media empire to compensate for the massive phone hacking scandal that rocked the U.K. last year. Read more here.
VIEW: How 'Joyful Noise' Could Teach 'The Artist'...
We know you’ve been following the Golden Globes and the Oscars. We have been, too, in case you hadn’t noticed. But we’re also sympathetic to how tiresome it can be to watch the same films win all the awards again and again, while we’ve, well, moved on. In our latest UBlog post, writer and movie reviewer Justin Jannise weighs in on why some films that get...
SLIDESHOW: Mark Wahlberg Packs Heat
Mark Wahlberg’s career has been a windy path from the streets to the New Kid on the Block to Calvin Klein model to Academy Award nominee, but through all of the ups and downs the Contraband actor has wielded a pair of weapons that anyone would be sorry to go up against. They’re called biceps. Check out the slideshow here.
Tennis Player Marcos Baghdatis Fined For Outburst
It was a crucial game between Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis, 26, and his Swiss opponent Stanislas Wawrinka at the Australian Open in Melbourne that unleashed the rage of a losing sportsman on Wednesday. Read more here.
Brad Womack's Ex, Emily Maynard, Will Be The Next...
Now that we’re knee-deep in Ben Flajnik’s season of The Bachelor, it’s time to start thinking about what will unfold when it’s the ladies’ turn to pick and choose again. Emily Maynard, 25, who had her heart broken by infamous Bachelor Brad Womack, 38, has been announced as the star of Season 8’s The Bachelorette. Read more here.
Chris Hemsworth And Wife Elsa Pataky Expecting...
If you’ve ever wondered what kind of superpowers the child of Thor might have, you’re about to find out. The God of Thunder himself, Chris Hemsworth, 28, and his Fast Five-starring wife, Elsa Pataky, 35, are about to be first-time parents. Read more here.
Merle Haggard Hospitalized For Pneumonia
Country crooning legend Merle Haggard, 74, has been hospitalized in Macon, Georgia for a respiratory illness. Read more here.
Taylor Swift's Next Album To Cover Jake Gyllenhaal...
Country and pop music sensation Taylor Swift looks posh and pretty on the February cover of Vogue, her blue eyes shining confidently from under a big, suede hat. But the confidence that comes from being a multi-Grammy-winning and record-smashing artist conceals a ton of hurt feelings, which she has learned to cope with by channeling into her songwriting. Read more here.
RECAP: 'Justified' Sells A Moldy Stash Of Awesome
Justified returned to FX Tuesday night in all its gunslinging glory with the appropriately named season three premiere, “The Gunfighter.” U.S. Deputy Marshal Raylan Givens is back, but he’s not quite the Givens we’ve grown to love. Read more here.
RECAP: 'Glee' Synchronizes Swimmers And Helen...
After a month of waiting, Glee fans finally got to catch up with the McKinley High crew last night. The episode opens with “Summer Nights” and Grease-style theatrical moment with Sam (Chord Overstreet) and Mercedes (Amber Riley) singing about their ill-fated summer romance. Read more here.
Paula Deen Reveals Diabetes Amid Harsh Reactions
Paula Deen, the celebrity chef most famous for calorie-heavy comfort food, announced Tuesday that she has Type 2 diabetes, fueling reactions that question her responsibility for endangering ordinary Americans who fight the disease and other food-related conditions. “I’ve always said, ‘Practice moderation, y’all.’ I’ll probably say that a little louder...
VIDEO: Vanessa Hudgens And Josh Hutcherson's...
Vanessa Hudgens, as everyone not living in a cave knows, is dating actor Austin Butler, NOT her Journey 2: The Mysterious Island co-star Josh Hutcherson (The Kids Are All Right). But, apparently, news takes its time getting to Australia, where Hudgens, 23, and Hutcherson, 19, were on hand promoting Journey 2, which co-stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Read more here.