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Howard Stern is the only man who could get to the bottom of why Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete were fired from The Talk. Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen, and Sharon Osbourne appeared on Howard Stern’s radio show to promote The Talk, and Stern grilled them for an explanation. Though Stern implied that Chen was to blame because of her marriage to CBS honcho Les Moonves, Gilbert quickly came to her defense and explained that the studio and the network made the final decision, and Chen didn’t have a say. Stern then pressed Osbourne, who is always honest. She quickly said that the chemistry was clearly off with the prior panel, and she therefore had a feeling they’d get the boot. Stern also asked Chen to confirm whether she insisted on being present when hot-button subjects were discussed, and she admitted that because of her journalist background, she was the only one who knew how to avoid a lawsuit. So what have we learned from all of this? We learned that the television industry is very similar to high-school, so you better make nice with the popular girls, especially when one such popular girl is dating the captain of the football team.
It’s no secret that I love Barbara Walters, but her Kardashian tirade on David Letterman while promoting her 10 Most Fascinating People special made my Barbara-Walters-love-bubble nearly explode. Walters’ anger resulted from her well-known standard that the participants in her interviews refrain from making big announcements prior to the air-date, because the interviews are filmed well in advance and any big life-changes will make Walters look as if she forgot to ask the relevant questions. There’s simply no excuse for Kourtney Kardashian’s pregnancy announcement prior to the interview being aired. It’s just rude. How dare these Kardashians disrespect Queen Walters.
There’s a reason I want to marry Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons, and I think it will be clear from the clip below. Their debut album, Sigh No More, is one of the best in history, and judging from the untitled new song that they performed at The Grammy Museum, their sophomore release will be just as good. When recently asked to describe it, keyboardist Ben Lovett said, “It’s doom folk, kind of like Black Sabbath meets Nick Drake.”
Once upon a time, an ex-boyfriend suggested I buy lingerie. I thought, “sure, why not.” So I picked something out. As it turns out, it was the most ridiculous, un-sexy get-up ever, and he kindly pretended to enjoy it. So you can imagine how happy I was to discover that Zooey Deschanel’s character on New Girl made the same error. In fact, our choices were almost identical. Her character sure is relatable. Watch the clip below.
I used to stand in front of my mirror with a fake snake around my neck pretending to be Britney Spears, imagining that I could dance like her. Years later, I’m confident I can dance better than her. That has more to do with her decline than my improvement. But after watching Saturday Night Live, it appears I have someone new to impersonate. Robyn killed it. Watch below.
There comes a point in almost every relationship when the things you loved about someone become the things you hate. Usually, that point happens after a few years together. But in Kim Kardashian’s case, it happened after a few months. The producers of Kourtney & Kim Take New York are editing Kris Humphries to look terrible, but both parties are clearly to blame. How do you marry someone without first deciding where to live? And also — who takes a bath in full makeup? Watch after the jump. (more…)
Alec Baldwin is the king of public-relations-damage-control. You’d think the guy would go into hiding until the dust settled from his verbal spar with the American Airlines crew over Words With Friends. But Baldwin did the opposite. He appeared on Saturday Night Live as the pilot, insisting that “Alec Baldwin is a national treasure.” Watch below.
In the privacy of my abode, I often do a happy dance in front of the mirror to my favorite music. This is quite the site, and if you’re lucky enough to spy, I think you’ll find I look very much like the gentleman in The Back Keys new video, “Lonely Boy.” The man in question is Derrick T. Tuggle, a 48 year old actor, musician, and part-time security guard. Tuggle said his performance was just a “spur-of-the-moment thing,” stemming from what was originally supposed to be a minor appearance as an extra in the video. Apparently, he was so impressive he became the star. Tuggle said he took his moves from everywhere, including, “John Travolta from ‘Saturday Night Fever’ and ‘Pulp Fiction,’ the Carlton Banks dance from ‘The Fresh Prince’ and a little bit of Michael Jackson.” He nailed it in one take.
When Marilyn Monroe appeared on the first issue of Playboy Magazine in 1953, it was revolutionary. Hugh Hefner battled against American’s puritanical values and brought sex into public conversation. But decades later, sex is everywhere. Actresses sexualize themselves to become popular, and almost every A-lister has graced a magazine cover nearly naked. So when Lindsay Lohan posed for Playboy Magazine, I wasn’t impressed. First, she’s already been naked numerous times, thereby decreasing my curiosity, and second, the pictures are heavily airbrushed. Unfortunately or fortunately, her career plummeted, and the Playboy shoot probably provided some much-needed cash. The end of an actresses career is very similar to the beginning — you take what you can get, because the offers are limited. So she did. And though she’s certainly pretty enough to pull this off – I find it generally boring.
“The joy of being with someone isn’t in the being loved, the joy is in the loving. Sure it’s nice when it’s reciprocated, but it’s fun to have a crush on someone . . . even if it turns out months later that it wasn’t as real as [you] thought . . . .” Adam King of MTV’s The Challenge: Rivals, on his brief hook-up with fellow contestant, Jenn Grijalva.