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Elle Macpherson Moves Underwear Line To US While Heidi Klum Takes Over Bendon

Supermodels are battling in the lingerie market, with Australian model Elle Macpherson pitted against German-born Heidi Klum. MacPherson, 50, recently announced that she was ending her partnership of 25 years with Australian-based company Bendon, which produces her Elle Macpherson Intimates …

Chocolate Prices May Soar Due To Ebola Outbreak

The price of chocolate is predicted to rise with the onset of the year’s biggest candy-consuming holidays: Halloween and Christmas. Because most of the world’s cocoa is produced in West African countries, chocolate production is being affected by the outbreak …

Teal Pumpkin Project Safeguards Children With Allergies On Halloween

For children with allergies, Halloween treats can be a matter of life or death. An initiative started by parents called the Teal Pumpkin Project is helping children with allergies take part in the fun holiday without putting their health at …

Boyz II Men Returns To Philadelphia Roots, Celebrates New Album

On Tuesday, Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men held a free concert at the old performing arts high school they once attended. The group met at the Philadelphia High School for the Creative & Performing …

Boyfriend Of Nina Pham Reportedly In Isolation For Observation Of Ebola

The boyfriend of Ebola patient Nina Pham has been placed in isolation, according to an e-mail sent by his employer to his colleagues. Jeff George, CEO of Alcon in Fort Worth Texas, apparently sent an e-mail to his employees that …

Glenn Close Discloses She Was Raised In A Religious Cult

As a celebrated actor, Glenn Close exudes an innate sophistication, but the 67-year-old recently revealed that her childhood was actually spent growing up in an oppressive cult. Close made the shocking revelation in a recent issue of The Hollywood Reporter, …

Amber Vinson Contracts Ebola, Virus Spreads In The US

The second nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas has reportedly been identified as Amber Vinson. After treating a patient diagnosed with Ebola who later died, Vinson herself came down with the virus, making her the second nurse at …

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Takes Time Off From TV To Recover From Secret Surgery

Fox & Friends announced on October 15, Wednesday, that host Elisabeth Hasslebeck will be absent from the show for two weeks. Hasslebeck reportedly underwent surgery on October 14 and will be taking time off from the program in order to …

Nina Pham Reportedly “Doing Well” After Contracting Ebola Virus

The nurse who contracted Ebola from a Liberian patient is reportedly “doing well” while receiving treatment at the Texas hospital for which she works. Nina Pham is the first person to contract Ebola on US soil after attending to Thomas …

Megaquake West Coast: Scientists Say It’s A Probability

A group of researchers have calculated the possibility of a megaquake such as Japan’s 9.0 quake and tsunami in 2011 happening on America’s West Coast. A study published in the October issue of Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America …

Gisele Bundchen Stars In New Short Film For Chanel No. 5 Campaign

On Monday, Chanel released a teaser for its new short film starring supermodel Gisele Bundchen as part of the brand’s Chanel No. 5 campaign. Helmed by Australian director Baz Luhrmann, the 15-second teaser was released to hype the full commercial, …

James Bond 24 Cast To Include Batista, Lea Seydoux

The upcoming and highly anticipated new James Bond film will see some interesting additions to its cast, which now includes former WWE wrestler Batista and Blue Is The Warmest Color actor Lea Seydoux. These new cast members will join a …

Clay Aiken Facing Sabotage Of Congressional Campaign With Stolen Signs

On Friday, a man in Sanford was reportedly cited for stealing signs used in the campaign for congressional candidate Clay Aiken. According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, a man named Jonathon Lee Gonia, 31 years old, was served with …

Tracy Morgan Lashes Out At Walmart For Placing Blame On Him For Accident

On Monday, Walmart responded to a lawsuit filed by Tracy Morgan regarding a car crash that left him seriously injured and his friend Jimmy Mack dead on June 7 earlier this year. In the filing, the company placed the blame …

Herschel Walker Trade Sees 25th Anniversary This Week

This week is the 25th anniversary of the biggest trade that happened in the history of American football.  On October 12, 25 years ago, running back Herschel Walker was traded to the Minnesota Vikings by the Dallas Cowboys. The Walker …

Molly Ringwald Lends Voice To Upcoming Rainbow Brite Reboot

One of the most popular cartoon series of the 1980s is seeing an update as Rainbow Brite gets a reboot courtesy of subscription video-on-demand service Feeln. Lending their voices to this new Rainbow Brite series are actors Emily Osment and …

Jessie J Defends Ariana Grande, Claims The Singer Is Not A Diva

Ariana Grande has been having her share of hate with allegations of diva behavior, but singer Jessie J refuses to believe the rumors. Jessie J recently defended Grande, whom she collaborated with recently for the single “Bang Bang” with Nicki …

Princess Charlene of Monaco Is Having Twins, Proudly Wears Baby Bump During US Visit

Ensuring the line of succession to Monaco’s throne, it was recently announced that Princess Charlene will be having twins when she gives birth in December. The royal palace announced on Thursday, October 8 that the 36-year-old wife of Prince Albert …

Stevie Ray Vaughan Lands List Of Nominees For 2015 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Guitar god Stevie Ray Vaughan is among the list of artists up for induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. On October 9, Thursday, the list of nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame …

Faye Grant’s Attorney Lashes Out At Stephen Collins Over Accusations Of Blackmail

The controversy surrounding actor Stephen Collins and his alleged pedophilia has escalated with accusations that wife Faye Grant blackmailed him to get more money. Grant has lashed out at Collins’ camp through her lawyer, Martin Singer, who claims that the …

Jennifer Aniston: Why Is Being Her Friend A “Burden”?

In a recent interview with HuffPost Live, comedienne Chelsea Handler revealed what it was like to be the best friend of Friends star Jennifer Aniston. Among other things, Handler said that being besties with Aniston was “a burden.” The former …

Sarah Jessica Parker May Reconnect With Ex Robert Downey Jr.

Sex And The City star Sarah Jessica Parker might meet up with her old flame Robert Downey Jr. soon, and it’s all okay with husband Matthew Broderick. Apparently, Parker is being sought out by Downey for a reunion, but only …

Amanda Bynes Will Stay In Psychiatric Hold For Two More Weeks

After being committed for a 72-hour psychiatric hold on Friday, October 10, Amanda Bynes is reportedly up for an extended stay of two weeks in a Pasadena hospital. Bynes flew into Los Angeles from New York on Friday and was …

Frozen Toys Top Lists Of Most Wanted Toys For Christmas

The Disney animated film Frozen, which garnered an unexpected level of success after its release in November 2013, is expected to make it big this Christmas in the toy market. Frozen toys have topped lists of most wanted toys this …