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Diane Stretton: The “Nightmare Nanny” Says She’ll Move Out Diane Stretton: The “Nightmare Nanny” Says She’ll Move Out

In March, Marcella and Ralph Bracamonte hired Diane Stretton as a live-in nanny to care for their three children. The couple said that Stretton was excellent at first, but changed a few weeks later. The Bracamontes claim that after about …

Female Four-Star Admiral: Michelle Howard Makes U.S. Navy History Female Four-Star Admiral: Michelle Howard Makes U.S. Navy History

On Tuesday, Michelle Howard became the first woman to become a four-star admiral in the Navy’s 236-year history. She was promoted to the title at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial held near the Pentagon. She will now be …

‘Cannibal Cop’ Set Free After 21 Months In Jail ‘Cannibal Cop’ Set Free After 21 Months In Jail

On Monday, former New York Police Department officer Gilberto Valle was released after 21 months in jail for allegedly plotting, killing, and eating young women. He was fired from his job after his conviction. It was Valle’s wife Kathleen Mangan …

Carrie Fisher’s Daughter Joins ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ As Young Princess Leia Carrie Fisher’s Daughter Joins ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ As Young Princess Leia

Billie Lourd, Carrie Fisher’s 21-year-old daughter, will be playing the young Princess Leia in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. Lourd is the daughter of Fisher and talent agent Bryan Lourd. Fisher, 57, will be coming back as Princess Leia …

Idina Menzel Talks About Dating After Divorce From Taye Diggs Idina Menzel Talks About Dating After Divorce From Taye Diggs

Late last year, Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs ended their 10-year marriage. Menzel, 43, talked about being a single mom and dating on the radio show Valentine in the Morning. “I don’t want to keep introducing him to people and …

Michael Douglas Opens Up About Son’s Drug Issues And Being A Dad Michael Douglas Opens Up About Son’s Drug Issues And Being A Dad

Last week, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones and their kids Dylan, 13 and Cary, 11 went on a trip to Jerusalem to celebrate their son’s bar mitzvah. The trip to Jerusalem was a more serene celebration than Dylan’s bar mitzvah party …

Kelly Ripa Goes On Vacation To Greece With The Seinfelds Kelly Ripa Goes On Vacation To Greece With The Seinfelds

Kelly Ripa is fresh from her European vacation with the Seinfelds. Ripa will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and she celebrated by going on a family vacation with husband Mark Consuelos and their kids …

Amanda Bynes Stays Out Of Trouble, Gets Bong-Tossing Case Dismissed Amanda Bynes Stays Out Of Trouble, Gets Bong-Tossing Case Dismissed

On Monday, Amanda Bynes’ bong-tossing case was dismissed. The judge’s ruling was based on Bynes’ compliance with counseling sessions twice a week and staying out of trouble for six months. Last year, Bynes was charged with marijuana possession and reckless …

Buildings Collapse In India After Heavy Rain, Dozens Killed Buildings Collapse In India After Heavy Rain, Dozens Killed

The death toll in two separate building collapses in India reached 27, authorities reported on Monday. More victims who are trapped under rubble are still being rescued. On Monday, authorities also reported that the death toll in the city of Chennai …

Keyshia Cole Shares Jaw-Dropping Lingerie Pics For ‘She’ Music Video [PHOTOS] Keyshia Cole Shares Jaw-Dropping Lingerie Pics For ‘She’ Music Video [PHOTOS]

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Keyshia Cole is turning her sexy on for the video of her new single “She.” The track was released last week. The song will be featured on her new upcoming album “Point of No Return,” which is slated …

Zendaya Coleman Quits Aaliyah Movie, And Here’s Why Zendaya Coleman Quits Aaliyah Movie, And Here’s Why

Zendaya Coleman exits Aaliyah biopic project just weeks after Lifetime announced the movie. In a statement on Twitter, Lifetime said, “We are sad Zendaya will no longer portray Aaliyah. Production is currently on hold.” The biopic entitled Aaliyah: Princess of …

Nicki Minaj Wins Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Shares Her Near Death Experience Nicki Minaj Wins Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Shares Her Near Death Experience

Nicki Minaj donned a refreshing look at the recently concluded 2014 BET Awards held on June 29. The singer wore her curly hair down and her makeup was toned-down – far from her usual look. She opened her performance by entering …

Jennifer Lopez Shows Off Perky Posterior At iHeartRadio Show Jennifer Lopez Shows Off Perky Posterior At iHeartRadio Show

Jennifer Lopez has all the right to show off her sexy body and that’s just what she did on Saturday night when she performed at the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party in Miami Beach. The 44-year-old singer wore a colorful bodysuit …

Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Enjoy A Kid-Free Night Out Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Enjoy A Kid-Free Night Out

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie enjoyed quality time together on Saturday. The couple grabbed dinner at Robert De Niro’s Italian restaurant in West Hollywood. Pitt and Jolie are usually seen with their children. On Saturday, however, the two were alone. …

Mila Kunis And Ashton Kutcher Get Affectionate At Dodgers Game Mila Kunis And Ashton Kutcher Get Affectionate At Dodgers Game

Soon-to-be parents Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher were as sweet as honey when they attended the Dodgers game last Saturday. The couple was kissing while watching the game and both showed their team spirit – Kutcher wore a blue Dodgers …

Paula Deen Makes Online Transition After Being Dropped By Food Network Paula Deen Makes Online Transition After Being Dropped By Food Network

Last year, Food Network dropped cooking show host and celebrity chef Paula Deen after learning that she used racial slurs in the past. On Friday, the television network said that Deen’s contract will expire at the end of this month …

Gay Pride Parade 2014 Kicks Off In New York City And Across The U.S. Gay Pride Parade 2014 Kicks Off In New York City And Across The U.S.

The annual Pride Parade kicked off in New York City on Sunday where lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, and supporters marched around the city to celebrate same-sex marriage triumphs. Fifth Avenue became a sea of colors as thousands of people marched …

Jillian Michaels Quits ‘The Biggest Loser’; She Wasn’t Happy With Way Last Season Ended Jillian Michaels Quits ‘The Biggest Loser’; She Wasn’t Happy With Way Last Season Ended

Exercise buff Jillian Michaels will be leaving ‘The Biggest Loser’ again. NBC made the announcement through a statement. They said, “After helping hundreds of contestants transform their lives and inspiring millions of viewers at home, The Biggest Loser and Jillian …

Chris Brown Will Not Accept Plea Deal; Singer Doesn’t Agree With Details Chris Brown Will Not Accept Plea Deal; Singer Doesn’t Agree With Details

On Wednesday, R&B singer Chris Brown rejected a plea deal on misdemeanor assault charges. The plea deal entailed no probation or jail time for Brown. With the rejection of the deal, however, Brown will go to trial where there is …

North Korea Warns The U.S. Over James Franco And Seth Rogen Film ‘The Interview’ North Korea Warns The U.S. Over James Franco And Seth Rogen Film ‘The Interview’

James Franco and Seth Rogen’s new movie The Interview has caught North Korea’s attention. In the movie, Franco and Rogen play talk show hosts who are tasked by the CIA to assassinate North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. The film is …

Supreme Court Decisions To Be Made On Controversial Cases As 2013 Term Closes Supreme Court Decisions To Be Made On Controversial Cases As 2013 Term Closes

June 30 marks the end of the 2013 term for the Supreme Court. With just a few days left, justices are handing down verdicts on several controversial cases. Of the six major cases awaiting decisions, two have already been decided …

George Stephanopoulos Promoted To ABC News Chief Anchor, Diane Sawyer Steps Down George Stephanopoulos Promoted To ABC News Chief Anchor, Diane Sawyer Steps Down

On Tuesday, news division President James Goldston announced that Diane Sawyer will be stepping down as a news anchor on ABC’s World News and will be replaced by David Muir. With Sawyer leaving, the TV network will be left with …

Maks And Meryl Dating Rumors Die Down, But Here Comes J.Lo Maks And Meryl Dating Rumors Die Down, But Here Comes J.Lo

Maksim Chmerkovskiy has been the topic of headlines the past few weeks. He has been linked to several ladies such as Meryl Davis, Kate Upton, and now Jennifer Lopez. “I just flew in literally, and I read about this. Those are …

R. Kelly’s Transgender Child Comes Out R. Kelly’s Transgender Child Comes Out

Singer R. Kelly talked about his transgender son for the first time on Sunday during an interview with Nina Chantele for Chicago’s WGCI. The singer said, “Well, you don’t really want to open this up with saying my daughter is …