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Mariska Hargitay Helps Resolve Rape Kit Backlogs

On November 12, actress Mariska Hargitay spoke at a press conference held by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance. Vance announced that he will be offering up to $35 million for a nationwide campaign to end rape kit backlogs. Untested rape kits …

Lydia Ko Sets “Youngest LPGA Rookie Of The Year” Record

Lydia Ko, at 17 years of age, has managed to become the LPGA’s youngest Rookie of The Year. Ko managed to clinch the point-based award while still having three tournaments left in her schedule. The New Zealand native managed to …

Tommy Lee Jones Makes Directorial Return With “The Homesman”

Tommy Lee Jones may just have made his own feminist take on the western. The western is an iconic genre that has been around since the early days of American cinema, and while it’s a genre that’s mostly peppered with …

Emma Stone Makes Triumphant Broadway Debut

On November 11, Emma Stone made her highly anticipated Broadway debut as Sally Bowles in the musical Cabaret. It was an important moment for the actress, who has been vocal about her desire to perform in a musical, especially one …

Prince Charles Urges Constituents To Reconnect With Farming

To celebrate his 66th birthday, Prince Charles wrote a foreword for Country Life magazine, in which he described his worries on the future of the countryside and urged people to value it or risk losing it. “People in the UK are now four or more generations …

Chelsea Handler Upstages Kim Kardashian’s Derriere Pic On Instagram

In response to Kim Kardashian’s Paper magazine cover in which she bares her buttocks to the world, Chelsea Handler posted a pic of her own bare derriere on Instagram. In a post dated November 12, Handler showed a split screen …

Meghan Trainor Raves About Ariana Grande’s Thigh-Gap

The “All About That Bass” singer recently expressed her appreciation for a body type other than her own curvy one. In an interview with Cosmopolitan.com, Meghan Trainor admitted she thought highly of Ariana Grande’s thigh-gap, or the space between her …

Kim Kardashian Poses Naked For Magazine Cover

For the Winter issue of Paper magazine, Kim Kardashian made its cover go viral on the Internet by posing naked and displaying her biggest asset: her tush. Kardashian actually graces the cover of the magazine twice, and one of the …

Ashley Tisdale Teams Up With Shoe Brand To Benefit Charity For Childhood Cancer

Using her sense of fashion to benefit a worthy cause, Ashley Tisdale has teamed up with a shoe brand to raise money for research on childhood cancer. Tisdale is working with ShoeDazzle on a project called ShoeDazzle Cares, an initiative …

Chance The Rapper Receives Award In Chicago

On Sunday, November 9, Chance the Rapper was given the Outstanding Youth of the Year Award by the state of Illinois. The rapper took to twitter right away to share the news. “’For your outstanding contributions to the youth of …

Kendra Wilkinson’s “I’m Single” Comment Taken Out Of Context

On November 10, Kendra Wilkinson made the news after an interview with Dish Nation. “I’m single for the time being. That is what I am trying to escape from. I am going to have some thinking time in the jungle,” …

Dean McDermott Quits “True Tori”

Dean McDermott revealed that he will be quitting the reality show True Tori. The show, which focuses on Tori Spelling’s personal life, has been taking its toll on McDermott. Now in its second season, the show has shined the spotlight …

Amy Schumer Makes “Pussy” Okay On Comedy Central

It is now okay to say “pussy” on Comedy Central. All thanks to Amy Schumer, of Inside Amy Schumer fame, as well as the show’s executive producers. During the second season, the slang for female genitalia became a point of …

Lil Kim Talks Motherhood, Prepares For Soul Train Performance

Earlier this year, rapper Lil Kim gave birth to her first child. With this new addition to her family, it seems the 40-year-old is finally getting her career back on track as well. HipHollywood managed to interview Lil Kim as …

Jennifer Lawrence Says No To Twitter

In an interview with BBC 1’s Nick Grimshaw for his radio program, Jennifer Lawrence talked about her aversion to social media. The star was there to promote her new film Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 with her co-stars Josh …

Leelee Sobieski Has A Second Child, Son Named Martin

Back in July, Leelee Sobieski gave birth to her second child with fashion designer Adam Kimmel. Sobieski’s representatives confirmed the pregnancy when she appeared in a fashion show back in May sporting a very visible baby bump. Aside from that …

Lana Del Rey Gets Punched In The Face Twice In Eminem Lyric

Lana Del Rey has just been dissed by Eminem. Eminem released a video of his new freestyle rap to promote the compilation Shady XV. In the video, Eminem even referenced the incident involving Ray Rice and his wife Janay. “I …

Anna Kendrick Opens Up About Criticism Regarding Her Looks

Anna Kendrick is one of the most high profile actresses in the movie industry right now. But it seems all is not perfect in the world of Ms. Kendrick. Despite nabbing the cover spot on the December issue of Marie …

Myles Munroe And His Entourage Killed In Plane Crash

Dr. Myles Munroe, a preacher, author, and business coach, was killed on November 9 after his private plane crashed in the Bahamas. There were no survivors in the accident which also took the life of Munroe’s wife, Ruth. Some of …

Marlo Thomas To Receive Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Marlo Thomas is one of the 19 recipients receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from the White House. The medal is the highest civilian honor given to “individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests …

Natalie Morales Planning To Leave ‘Today’ Amidst Power Struggle?

Natalie Morales, the popular co-host of the Today show, is reportedly seeking greener pastures. According to speculation, this is due to the tense atmosphere behind the scenes of the NBC Show. Sources have told Page Six that Morales is locked …

Valerie Bertinelli Calls Christina Aguilera A B*tch

During last week’s episode of Watch What Happens Live, Valerie Bertinelli opened up about an incident involving Christina Aguilera. Bertinelli, who was there to promote her show Hot in Cleveland, was asked by Andy Cohen about her ‘feud’ with the …

James Earl Jones Receives Award For His Voiceover Work

The 83-year-old James Earl Jones is known for his unique voice. He has voiced Mufasa in The Lion King as well as Darth Vader in the Star Wars films. It seems the actor is finally being recognized for his voiceover …

Lara Yunaska And Eric Trump Are Now Married

On Saturday, November 8, Eric Trump and Lara Yunaska got married on the lawn of the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. The ceremony was attended by 450 guests including family and friends. Present at the wedding were radio personality …