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  • Tom Hanks Makes a Typewriter for iPad App and It's Precious

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Tom Hanks has found a way to merge his love of old school technology with new. Meet the Hanx Writer! As a fan of the typewriter, Tom's app will provide the typewriting experience without the whole cumbersome physical machine part. PICS: Colin Hanks and More Stars with Famous Fathers  Continue reading...

  • Nicki Minaj Gives Drake a Lap Dance He'll Never Forget

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" is shaping up to be the most highly anticipated video of the summer. After Nicki's bootylicious cover art made headlines, the diva is at it again, posting these super-racy pictures of her giving Drake a lap dance on her Instagram Monday. #AnacondaVidWednesdayOnVevo," she teased. Continue reading...

  • Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Celebrate Sixth Anniversary

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Talk about a sweet anniversary gift! Ellen DeGeneres received a present from her wife that everyone could see. PICS: 7 Times Ellen DeGeneres and Wife Portia de Rossi Looked Crazy in Love Portia de Rossi gave Ellen DeGeneres a special message in the sky for their anniversary on Satuday, August 16. Continue reading...

  • Is Britney Spears Lip Syncing to Sia? 'Perfume' Scandal Hits Vegas

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Britney Spears just can't catch a break.

  • Miley Cyrus Makes a Five-Foot Bong with the Help of Her Fans

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Don't ever say Miley Cyrus doesn't appreciate her fans. Miley made use of some of her fans' colorful gifts -- including a few super-bright "smiler rave bracelets," to make a giant five-foot bong, which she proudly displayed on her Instagram Sunday. PHOTOS: Miley Gets Groped by a Fan Continue reading...

  • Will Smith Dances Shirtless at Vegas Pool Party

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    At 45 years old Will Smith can still get jiggy with the best of them.

  • NYC's Met opera reaches deals with 2 unions

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Metropolitan Opera reached tentative labor deals with two of its largest unions early Monday while negotiations continued with 10 more unions in hopes of averting a lockout. The federal Mediation and Conciliation Service announced the agreements with Local 802 of the musicians' union and with the American Guild of Musical Artists, its orchestra and chorus. Details of the agreements were not released. A spokesman for the Met said the contract deadline has been extended through midnight Tuesday with the remaining unions. The Met had set a deadline of midnight Sunday. A lockout could threaten the opera's season, scheduled to start Sept. 22.

  • Christina Aguilera Gives Baby Girl a Seasonal Name

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Christina Aguilera and Matt Rutler celebrated the birth of their August baby by giving their daughter a super seasonal name. The "Beautiful" singer revealed via Twitter: "So proud to welcome our beautiful daughter Summer Rain Rutler into the world.

  • Exclusive: 'NCIS' Cast Reflects on 250 Episodes

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    CBS' TV behemoth NCIS is coming back for season 12 this fall, and the cast is reminiscing about marking 250 episodes of the military crime drama in exclusive new interviews.

  • K. Michelle links with Idris Elba for VH1 musical

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — When Idris Elba agreed to direct K. Michelle's TV musical, the R&B singer thought he was kidding. "I'm really good friends with Idris, and when I told him about it, he said he wanted to do it. I thought he was joking at first," Michelle said in a recent interview. The rising singer is pairing with the Golden Globe winner for "Rebellious Soul: the Musical," which premieres Tuesday on VH1. The 30-minute special features songs from Michelle's album "Rebellious Soul," which debuted at No. 2 and No. 1 on Billboard's Top 200 albums and R&B/Hip-Hop albums charts last year. "I told him about what I wanted to do, and he held his word," she said. "He never did judge me.

  • What if Michael Bay directed 'Up?'

    Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    There are a few things we know for sure about Michael Bay movies. "The Transformers" director tends to include robots, women who look like Megan Fox and, most importantly, lots and lots of explosions. USA TODAY reports this makes it easy for people, like YouTuber MrStratman7, to imagine what it would be like if Bay directed other films. Like Pixar’s beloved "Up," for instance. Spoiler alert: This is not the heartwarming tale you’ve seen before.

  • SeaWorld Expands Killer Whale Environments After 'Blackfish', But Is It Enough?

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    There will be a new and improved SeaWorld in 2018. SeaWorld is expanding its habitats for killer whale after the controversy stemming from the 2013 documentary Blackfish. The award-winning documentary follows performing orca Tilikum that has killed several people during his 30 years at the theme park. This caused backlash for SeaWorld as it exposes cruel treatment of Tilikum in captivity and interviews former SeaWorld trainers. PICS: Star Who've Taken on Real-Life Roles Continue reading...

  • Tidbit from Rowling: bio on minor Potter character

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — J.K. Rowling has posted new details about a minor character from her Harry Potter books on the fan website Pottermore.com. The author has written a short biography of Celestina Warbeck, a glamorous singing sorceress resembling Shirley Bassey and a favorite of Mrs. Weasley's. The new backstory for the character, who was only mentioned briefly in the series about a boy wizard, was posted online Monday along with one of her songs, recorded by a singer at the Harry Potter theme park at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida. Rowling calls her one of her favorite "offstage" characters in the whole series. She writes that Warbeck's special abilities include tap-dancing and an extraordinary voice that can "drown o

  • 'Millers' Cast Dishes on Roommates from Hell

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    The Millers cast members J.B.

  • Actor tricks Hillary Clinton in 'House of Cards' spoof

    Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    In what amounts to an early birthday present for its founder, the Clinton Foundation released a video on Friday featuring Hillary Clinton and Kevin Spacey, in his "House of Cards" role as Frank Underwood, impersonating her husband, former President Bill Clinton, according to Yahoo News. In the video, Spacey calls Hillary Clinton, pretending to be her husband, and asking the former secretary of state and possible 2016 presidential contender for an elephant for his upcoming birthday. "I'd really love one of those elephants you're always talking about saving," Spacey says. "You know, for the backyard in Chappaqua."

  • Who wants to play Gloria Estefan on Broadway?

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The musical about Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio is dancing to Broadway and you could earn a part in it — even playing Gloria. Producers of "On Your Feet!" said Monday they will offer performers around the world a chance to audition for all the roles in the Broadway-bound cast by submitting audition videos online. There also will be two open casting calls — at Pearl Studios in New York City on Sept. 9 and at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami on Sept. 21. The musical is due to begin previews in New York at the Marquis Theatre on October 2015 after a summer stop in Chicago. Jerry Mitchell, who directed "Kinky Boots," will helm the show, with Sergio Trujillo choreographing.

  • Debbie Reynolds to get SAG Life Achievement Award

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Screen Actors Guild is honoring Debbie Reynolds for her professional and humanitarian accomplishments. The guild announced Monday that the 82-year-old entertainer will receive the 2014 SAG Life Achievement Award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony in January. The award is the union's highest accolade. Reynolds is a star of stage and screen, with more than 50 films, two Broadway shows and two TV series to her credit. In 1955, she and other young stars established a charity called The Thalians to fight the stigma of mental illness. The Thalians has since raised more than $30 million. Reynolds published her first memoir in 1987 and updated it with 2013's "Unsinkable: A Memoir." The 21s

  • Jesse Williams on Ferguson Shooting: This Doesn't Happen to White People

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams did not hold back from expressing his views on the killing of teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri that is causing so much uproar across the country. The unarmed teenager was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, and since then, the city, and the country, has been in a state of unrest. "I think we have to talk about the narrative and make sure we’re starting at the beginning. You will find that people doing the oppressing often want to start the narrative at a convenient point," Williams said on Jane Velez-Mitchell's HLN show. "This started with a kid getting shot and killed and left in the street for four hours. I've never seen a white body left in the he

  • Robin Williams Sent Message to Woman With Terminal Cancer Shortly Before He Died

    Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Robin Williams may have been struggling during the last months of his life, but he maintained his generous spirit, according to Yahoo Celebrity. The actor, who took his life a week ago at the age of 63, recorded a special video for a terminally ill New Zealand woman just months before he died. Superfan Vivian Waller — a 21-year-old woman suffering from lung, bowel, and liver cancer — made a bucket list shortly after her diagnosis and among the five items listed was meeting Williams.

  • Video: Reba McEntire and "Pray for Peace" featured on Country Weekly cover

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Oklahoma-born and bred superstar Reba McEntire is featured on the Aug. 25 cover of Country Weekly magazine, on sale now. As previously reported, Reba is delivering a message of hope and togetherness with her new song, “Pray for Peace,” her first new music in two years. Reba talks about the song, which was inspired by recent […]