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  • Miley Cyrus Raises $200,000 for Homeless

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Miley Cyrus set out to raise awareness for youth homelessness Sunday at the MTV VMAs, and she was successful. PICS: All the VMA Fashion According to The New York Times, Miley's fundraising campaign for My Friend's Place, a Los Angeles organization that supports homeless young people on the streets, raised $200,000 in just two days. Continue reading...

  • Celebrities join public TV anti-dropout effort

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tony Bennett and Edward James Olmos are among the celebrities joining a public media effort to boost school graduation rates. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and TV station WNET New York announced details Wednesday of next month's American Graduate Day 2014. The daylong broadcast will include interviews and performances celebrating the work of those nationwide helping youth to succeed at school and work. Also set to participate are Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Colin Powell and actress Allison Williams and her family, including anchorman dad Brian Williams. Author Wes Moore will host the third American Graduate Day, airing Sept. 27 on public stations (check local listings) and availab

  • John Lennon's killer sorry for being 'an idiot'

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — John Lennon's imprisoned killer says he still gets letters about the pain he caused in his pursuit of notoriety nearly 34 years ago. "I am sorry for causing that type of pain," Mark David Chapman told a parole board last week, according to a transcript released Wednesday. "I am sorry for being such an idiot and choosing the wrong way for glory." It was Chapman's eighth appearance before a parole board. In again denying his release, the three-member panel said it would "so deprecate the serious nature of the crime as to undermine respect for the law." Chapman fired five shots on Dec. 8, 1980, outside the Dakota apartment house where Lennon lived on Manhattan's Upper West Side, striking the ex-Beatl

  • Banksy artwork sale gives youth club lifeline

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — A cash-strapped youth group in Bristol has sold a Banksy artwork to a private collector for 403,000 British pounds ($668,000) — securing the future of the club. The work, "Mobile Lovers," shows a couple embracing while checking their mobile phones, their faces illuminated by the glow of the display. It first appeared on a doorway near the club, Broad Plain Working With Young People. Club owner Dennis Stinchcombe had moved the work inside and invited the public to view it — with an optional donation. The work was later put on display at the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery while its ownership was established. Stinchcombe thanked Banksy at a news conference at the museum announcing the sale.

  • CBS releases outtakes from interview it held back

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The release of U.S. journalist Peter Theo Curtis by Syrian captors has prompted "60 Minutes" to issue portions of an interview with a fellow ex-hostage that the show had edited last year to remove references to Curtis. During an interview with photojournalist Matthew Schrier about his captivity in Syria for a story that aired last November, Schrier had talked about being kept in a cell with Curtis and how his fellow American helped him escape through a window to freedom. Curtis' family, however, asked CBS not to identify him for fear that it could jeopardize his chances for release, said CBS News spokesman Kevin Tedesco. The detail about how Curtis helped Schrier climb to safety, in particular, was seen as s

  • Karrueche Apologizes for Blue Ivy Hair Joke, BET Suspends Producer

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    The Blue Ivy hair joke fallout continues. After Chris Brown's on-again/off-again girlfriend Karrueche Tran made a scripted joke while hosting BET's 106 & Park that Beyonce and Jay-Z "never comb" Blue Ivy's hair in a segment titled "All The Things Blue Ivy Thought During The VMAs," the Associated Press reports that the network has now suspended the producer. Continue reading...

  • 'Cops' Crew Member Killed by Friendly Fire While Filming

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Bryce Dion, a crew member on the documentary crime show Cops was shot and killed while filming an armed robbery at a Wendy's in Omaha, Nebraska on Tuesday night. PICS: Stars We've Lost Bryce Dion, 38, was reportedly struck by friendly fire from local police. According to Yahoo!, more that 30 shots were fired. Continue reading...

  • Kristen Stewart on What Causes 'Bad Acting,' and Why She Took a Two Year Break

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    An orange-haired Kristen Stewart covers Vanity Fair France, and in the new interview, the 24-year-old Twilight star gets candid about her acting philosophies. According to Kristen, her performance all hedges on if she's "vibing" with her co-star or not. "I'm not the type of actor who can perform without wearing a mirror on my face. Everyone knows that you're better with other actors who are really present, who you are having the same experience with, but I am made or broken on it," she explains. "If I'm working with someone who I'm not vibing with, or who I have to fake anything with, then it's sad for me and it's bad acting." Continue reading...

  • 'Young and Hungry' Sneak Peek: It's Gabi Versus Josh's Fiancé—Who Will Win?!

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    We're hungry for a delicious summer finale!

  • Teen's 'Hands Up' rap offers positive message

    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Awakened in the middle of the night, Queen McElrath flipped on the television and found herself gripped and troubled by the news coming from Ferguson, Mo. She began hearing a beat and did what she knows best — she wrote down rap lyrics, according to The Tennessean. Days later, the 16-year-old Pearl-Cohn High School student, whose passions include English, history and politics, cut a track for her song "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" inside the school's own recording studio. She then helped put together a music video, filmed on the streets of the school's surrounding North Nashville neighborhood and featuring friends and classmates, to accompany the tune.

  • Jessica Alba's Startup is Worth How Much?!

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Jessica Alba is not only an actress but an entrepreneur, and her company is now worth a whole lot of money. In 2012, Jessica launched The Honest Company after becoming the mother of two little girls — Honor, 6, and Haven, 3. PICS: Stars and their Cute Tots Continue reading...

  • Justin Bieber Compares Fender Bender to Princess Diana Crash

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Justin Bieber is fed up with the paparazzi, and taking to Twitter with what some may see as extreme proclamations.

  • The 6 Best Moments From the 'Chelsea Lately' Series Finale

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Who wasn't on the Chelsea Lately finale?!

  • 'Walking Dead' Showrunner Addresses Daryl's Sexuality, Confirms Gay Male Character Is On the Way

    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    "The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman set tongues wagging earlier this month when he floated the possibility that original survivor Daryl Dixon could be gay, telling ComicBook.com, “It’s been discussed.” Now, the AMC hit’s showrunner, Scott M. Gimple, is weighing in on the “Is-he-or-isn’t-he?” buzz. “We know all sorts of things about the characters that we haven’t revealed,” he shares, before insisting, “[But] we’re not holding back information on Daryl’s sexuality as any sort of big reveal. The fact that there’s still a question as to what Daryl’s orientation is in Season 5 absolutely speaks to Daryl’s character; he is a very guarded, very closed-off individual in a lot of ways.  We have been able to see him ever so slowly open up and show the other characters aspect by aspect as to what makes him tick. That’s been a very satisfying journey for all of us on the creative side to portray. [And] he’s still on that journey."

  • VENICE WATCH: Fest supports imprisoned filmmakers

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — VENICE, Italy — The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red-carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press: FESTIVAL SHOWS SUPPORT FOR IMPRISONED FILMMAKERS There were two empty chairs at Wednesday's news conference to introduce the jurors who will be handing out the festival's coveted Golden Lion and other prizes. Festival director Alberto Barbera said the seats were left vacant to draw attention to the incarceration of filmmakers Mahnaz Mohammadi and Oleg Sentsov.

  • 'Orange Is The New Black' Star Laverne Cox's Powerful Response To Street Harassment

    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Leave it to "Orange Is The New Black" actress and advocate Laverne Cox to turn a painful personal story into a poignant teachable moment. In this video from Keppler Speakers, Cox describes a moment in which two men harassed her on a New York City street -- and an ugly combination of racism, misogyny and transphobia ensued, according to The Huffington Post. Cox, though, turns this difficult experience into something deeply resonant. Not only does she step back to recognize the frighteningly high rates of violence against the transgender community, she also makes a larger point about the nature of bullying.

  • Is Fred Armisen Dating Natasha Lyonne?!

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    We weren't expecting this summer romance. Us Weekly is reporting that Orange Is the New Black's Natasha Lyonne and Portlandia star Fred Armisen are an item. The two were reportedly "very flirty and talking very closely" at the Variety and Women in Film Emmy Nominee Celebration over the weekend, and even posed for a photograph together. Continue reading...

  • Donatella Versace Now Holds the Honor of Most Ridiculous ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    In a video that looks straight out of a Maya Rudolph Saturday Night Live sketch, designer Donatella Versace accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Wednesday and posted the following gem. VIDEO: Lady Gaga Attempts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge as a Performance Art Piece Continue reading...

  • 'Pretty Little Liars' Janel Parrish Answers Your Burning Questions From the Fatal Finale!

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    WARNING: We're about to discuss some of the most jaw-dropping moments from Pretty Little Liars' Summer Finale. If you haven't seen the episode and don't want to know what happens next, get out of here ASAP! For everyone else, enjoy… We still can't believe it! On Tuesday night's summer finale of Pretty Little Liars, one of our favorite characters—who has been on the show from the very beginning—did not survive the jaw-dropping hour. Fans were forced to endure an emotional whirlwind when we discovered that Mona Vanderwaal was murdered in her own house. (And we think "A" did it!) Continue reading...

  • Landmarks to light up for cancer telethon

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — More than a dozen landmarks across the U.S. and Canada will light up to promote next week's "Stand Up to Cancer" telethon. Organizers say the buildings that will be illuminated starting Thursday include Rockefeller Center in New York, Toronto's CN tower and the Wrigley Building in Chicago. The hour-long cancer fundraiser will air Sept. 5 on 31 U.S. broadcast and cable networks. It also will air on Canadian networks and will stream live on Hulu and Yahoo in the United States. Other landmarks that will light up for the telethon include the Houston City Hall, the Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee, and the Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica Pier in California. All the lights will be some combinat