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Julia Roberts: Is She Prettier Than Halle Berry?

People would probably think Pretty Woman star Julia Roberts has never needed a compliment from anyone about her looks, but she now reveals that she used to wish she’d won “hottest actresses in a bikini” lists when she was younger. …

Javier Bardem And Penelope Cruz Could Get Blacklisted For Speaking Out Against Israel

Spanish actors Javier Bardem and his wife Penelope Cruz are receiving flak from Hollywood after they signed an open letter that states that Israel’s actions in Gaza are tantamount to “genocide”. The Spanish letter contained the signatures of 100 film …

50 Cent’s Music May Help You Get A Job?

Before heading out to an important job interview, listening to 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” could give people a competitive advantage over other applicants: you’ll get confidence. In a study published by The Society for Personality and Social Psychology, researchers …

Hope Solo Faces Six-Month Jail Sentence For Domestic Violence

Seattle Reign FC goal-keeper Hope Solo appeared in court in Kirkland, WA, on Monday, asking for the dismissal of the fourth-degree domestic violence case against her through a motion filed by her lawyer. Her lawyer also asked that the court …

Mila Kunis Lists Her Home For Sale As She Prepares For Motherhood

Mila Kunis has recently put her 5,000 square-foot home in LA up for sale, apparently as part of her preparations for her soon-to-be-born first child with Ashton Kutcher. Kunis and Kutcher –former That 70’s Show on-screen couple and now real-life …

Michael Douglas’ Ex-Wife: ‘I’ve Never Turned My Private Life Into Show Business’

Diandra Douglas was married to veteran actor Michael Douglas for 23 years before they divorced in 2000. She is now responding to reports that her husband and his current wife, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, sold pictures of themselves and their family …

Christie Brinkley: Decades Later, She’s Still Billy Joel’s ‘Uptown Girl’

Christie Brinkley will always be Billy Joel’s “Uptown Girl”. Joel sang the 1983 hit song during his Madison Square Garden concert last Thursday, where Brinkley was among the audience in the front row. Flashback circa 1980s: (people still wore baggy …

Brooke Burke Beats Cancer, Lands ‘Shape’ Cover

Dancing With The Stars co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet has recently come out after winning her battle with cancer to say that she feels as if she’s just beginning the best part of her life. The 42-year-old was diagnosed with thyroid cancer …

Selena Gomez & Taylor Swift: The Besties Are Back Together

Now that former Disney Channel star Selena Gomez is officially done and over with Justin Bieber, she has re-united with estranged bestie Taylor Swift. The girls are doing a lot of catching up and hanging out with a lot of …

Iggy Azalea: Is A Collaboration With Lil’ Kim And Remy Ma In The Works?

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea is enjoying the success of her single “Fancy,” featuring Charlie XCX off her debut album The New Classic, but she’s definitely not resting on her laurels as she’s said to be considering a few collaborations with …

Katy Perry Says She Did Not Have A Great Education In Her Younger Years

Global pop superstar Katy Perry has sold out tours and penned songs that topped the charts, but she still has one small regret that she wishes she could change. Perry recently told Yahoo! that she wished she had had a …

Jennifer Aniston Puts Down Friends That Have Done Plastic Surgery

It’s safe to say that celebrities face a lot of pressure to stay looking young and beautiful. For Jennifer Aniston, there are ways to deal with aging that don’t involve a trip to the plastic surgeon’s office. Aniston recently spoke …

Danity Kane Breaks Up Again; Aubrey O’Day Says She Was Punched By Dawn Richard

Girl group Danity Kane may have finally reached the end of the road with news that the members have allegedly taken physical shots at each other. Singers Aubrey O’Day, Dawn Richard and Shannon Bex are the unfortunate targets of talk …

Portia De Rossi And Ellen DeGeneres Still Going Strong, Couple Buys New Luxury Condo

Divorce rumors about Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres may finally simmer down a bit, thanks to the couple’s new purchase: a swanky condo in Beverly Hills. The celebrity couple has been the subject of rumor after rumor since they …

Mike Brown: Unarmed African American Teen Killed By Missouri Police

The death of an 18-year-old African-American teen who was shot by a police officer in St. Louis on Saturday is causing unrest in the Missouri city as citizens are calling for answers. Police are saying that teenager Mike Brown was …

Tia Mowry Called A “Nobody” By Charlize Theron?

Instant Mom star Tia Mowry is doing some damage control over what she claims are overblown reports that she’s in a feud with Oscar-winning actor Charlize Theron. In an interview with In Touch recently, Mowry talked of an encounter at …

George Clooney Moves Forward With Marriage Process, License Obtained

Fans of George Clooney still hoping against hope that the actor’s engagement to Amal Alamuddin would someday end are surely devastated to find out that the couple has obtained their marriage license. The 53-year-old Oscar winner and his barrister fiancée, …

Kate Gosselin Allegedly Screws Over Former BFF Over Book Deal

Beth Carson, Kate Gosselin’s former best friend who used to help care for Gosselin’s children, is talking about her estranged relationship with the matriarch of the reality TV series Jon & Kate Plus 8. Carson says she collaborated with Gosselin …

Miley Cyrus: Pop Star-Cum-Tattoo Artist

Miley Cyrus had just enough time to try her hand at a new career last Tuesday, on her day off following another Bangerz night in Pittsburgh. Cyrus spent her off day in NY, where she put on gloves and played …

Tyra Banks Says Victoria’s Secret Did Not Keep Promise They Made

Tyra Banks has “a bone to pick” with Victoria’s Secret. The ex-model was a guest at Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live where she told Andy Cohen that Victoria’s Secret did not own up to a promise they made when she …

Mischa Barton’s Home In Foreclosure, Career In Decline

Once a bright, young star on one of the hottest TV series of the 2000s, actor Mischa Barton has seen a big decline in her career. The 28-year-old former star of The O.C. is now facing impending foreclosure of her …

Laura Plimpton: Martha Stewart’s Sister Dies Of Aneurysm

Martha Stewart has announced the sudden death of her younger sister, Laura Plimpton, who died of a brain aneurysm on August 5, Tuesday. Plimpton was 59. The news comes from an e-mail that Stewart sent to employees at her lifestyle …

Usain Bolt Anchors Record-Breaking Race At Commonwealth Games

In Glasgow on Saturday, Usain Bolt once again led his 4×100 meters relay team to win another gold for Jamaica at the Commonwealth Games. The six-time Olympic champion ran the last stretch of the relay race to make a Games …

Courteney Cox Plans Wedding In Irish Castle

After visiting her fiancé’s family in Northern Ireland in July, Courteney Cox is planning to have her wedding later this year in an Irish castle. Cox, 50, and Snow Patrol rocker Johnny McDaid, 38, will be holding their nuptials at …