Fox News Channel has gone Hollywood for its latest hire. The news network is bringing on actress Stacey Dash as a paid contributor.
Dash is known for her roles in the Clueless movie and television series. The black actress landed on the political radar for endorsing Republican Mitt Romney over Democrat Barack Obama in the last presidential election. She was heavily criticized in the black community for supporting the white candidate.
Fox News programming executive Bill Shine said Wednesday that Dash will offer cultural analysis and commentary across several of the network’s programs. Fox and the other cable news networks have been slumping in the ratings with a relatively slow news stretch this year.
Fox’s list of contributors includes Karl Rove, James Carville, George Will, Dennis Miller and Sarah Palin.Full Story
Brad Pitt was signing autographs when the incident occurred.
It’s official. An entire task force should be devoted to keeping Vitalii Sediuk away from red — or this case blue — carpets.
The now former Ukrainian journalist with a history of getting creeptastically close to celebrities is at it again, and this time, his victim was Brad Pitt.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Sediuk was arrested on misdemeanor battery charges Wednesday night after he allegedly jumped over a fan area barrier at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles and made contact with Pitt at the premiere of Maleficent.
The actor reacted Thursday by filing a restraining order against Sediuk, who was being held in lieu of $20,000 bail, according to the Associated Press.
This is the same guy who recently crawled under America Ferrera’s dress at the Cannes Film Festival, shoved his face in Bradley Cooper’s and Leonardo DiCaprio’s crotches earlier this year, kissed Will Smith at the premiere of Men in Black 3 and crashed Adele’s acceptance speech at the 2013 Grammys, earning himself a ban from the awards show. …Full Story
Now this is a cause we can get behind. Scout Willis is exposing the naked injustice of Instagram: its no-nudity policy.The designer best known as the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore protested the guideline by posting topless photos of herself on Twitter.
“Legal in NYC but not on @instagram,” the 22-year-old captioned a snapshot of herself looking at some flowers. She shared another picture that showed her walking down the street in just a floral skirt and brown shoes. “What @instagram won’t let you see #FreeTheNipple,” she wrote.
This whole thing started after Willis posted a photo of a sweater she designed that depicted two topless women with their nipples exposed. Instagram took it down. The photo sharing site doesn’t allow nudity, no matter the circumstances. So no breast cancer survivor photos, no breastfeeding pics, etc.
“It’s so much bigger than @instagram now,” Willis tweeted. “This is about helping women feel empowered to make personal choices about their bodies not dictated by what society says is decent.”
Viva la boob!Full Story
Time to induct a new member into the Celebrity Mommy-To-Be Club. Nashville star Hayden Panettiere is expecting her first child with fiance Wladimir Klitschko.
“Hayden is totally pregnant!” an insider tells Us Weekly of the Heroes alum, 24, who has been engaged to her boxer beau, 38, for a year.
The couple dated for a couple years, starting in 2009. They broke up in 2011 but realized by spring of 2013 that they were meant to be. They’re set to wed as soon as the fighting in Klitschko’s native Ukraine settles down a bit — so it could be a while.
It’s no secret Panettiere has been into the idea of motherhood for a while. Shortly after news of their engagement broke, the petite starlet told Glamour that there’s nothing she wants more than to have a baby with her 6-foot-6 hubby.
“I’ve lived a very big life, and I don’t feel my age, and I feel like I was born to be a mother,” she said. “Sometimes people speak about [having kids] like, 'Your life ends—you’re never going to be able to do anything again!’ And I’m like, 'What are you talking about?’ Motherhood is the most beautiful, exciting thing, and there’s nothing that I feel like I can’t accomplish while having children in my life.” …Full Story
All together now: Take a look, it's in a book... Reading Rainbow!
Possibly one of the best things to happen to 2014: LeVar Burton has launched a Kickstarter campaign to reboot Reading Rainbow.
In other news, both the child and mother in us are squealing with delight.
The campaign had already surpassed its goal of $1 million Wednesday night, reaching $1.3 million thanks to more than 29,000 backers. The total is climbing fast, and the campaign still has 34 days to go.
“I believe that every child has a right, and a need, to be literate,” the show’s host and Star Trek: Next Generation alum wrote. “We have a responsibility to prepare our children … and right now, the numbers show that we, as a society, are failing in that responsibility. Right now, 1 out of every 4 children in America will grow up illiterate.”
The Roots actor noted that Reading Rainbow won 26 Emmys and a Peabody award and said he plans to relaunch the show and his career via a Web series.
“Now, we’re trying to reach a new generation of digital natives,” he wrote.
Oh, and if you can shell out $600, you get to talk to Burton for five to 10 minutes. Score!Full Story
Look at Zayn sparking up a doobie.
Seems like the boys of One Direction are all about their motto Live While You Are Young.
In a five-minute video posted by the Daily Mail, two of the guys, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson, are seen smoking pot, which means they could face a ban from the United States.
In the clip, Malik and Tomlinson pass a joint back and forth in a car on their way to Estadio Nacional, where they performed in Lima, Peru, last month. Tomlinson acts as narrator:
“So here we are, leaving Peru. Joint lit. Happy days!” he says, then asks Malik what he thinks.
“Very controversial,” the-21-year-old replies.
“One very, very important factor of Zayn’s warm up, of course, is Mary J., herself,” Tomlinson adds before passing the joint back to his friend. “How is it, Zayn?”
“Nice,” Zayn responds.
The pair go on to joke about their police detail.
“That’s the po po,” Tomlinson says — because he’s gangster. “He’s thinking, I’m sure I can smell an illegal substance in there, and he’s hit the nail on the head.” …Full Story
Lisa Niemi, who was married to late Dirty Dancing star Patrick Swayze, has found her second one and only. The 57-year-old actress and dancer married jeweler Albert DePrisco, 58, in Palm Beach on Sunday.
“What I most look forward to on my wedding day is walking up, standing at our altar, and looking into his most incredible, twinkling eyes,” Niemi told People two days before her big day. “I cannot think of a bigger treat than that.”
The bride wore Oscar de la Renta during the intimate ceremony of about 50 guests.
Niemi lost her husband of 34 years to pancreatic cancer in 2009. Swayze was 57. She and DePrisco met through mutual friends three years later.Full Story
Man, Jessica Simpson’s been working out, and we’re pretty confident she’s using Carrie Underwood’s trainer. Or Marty St. Louis’.
“If I’m in a bathing suit I should pose proudly,” the multihyphenate captioned this Instagram.
Simpson, mother to daughter Maxwell, 2, and son Ace, 11 months, is seen holding fiancé and former NFL player Eric Johnson’s golf club in the pic.
The 33-year-old Weight Watchers spokeswoman has been documenting her weight loss on social media over the past year, gearing up for her wedding day, we presume.
“I’ve been very picky on how I want everything to look and feel,” she said of her nuptials earlier this month, according to ABC News “[but] we are very close to sending out invitations.”Full Story
So, how do we get into this gorgeous, rich, blonde, Grammy-winning country singer club? Because the perks look more and more appealing all the time.
Be jealous, fellow mortals and lovers of two wheels, for Miranda Lambert has just gifted a motorcycle to gal pal Carrie Underwood, and they’re rubbing it in our faces via social media.
The American Idol alum wrote on Twitter: “Well, it’s not every day @mirandalambert buys you a motorcycle!” Golly gee. Sure isn’t. “Next stop, motorcycle driving lessons!!! #RansTheBest,” she added.
Yes, motorcycle lessons and the shoe store, Shoeless McShoelesson.
No word on why Blake Shelton’s wife made such a grand gesture, but it sure beats the other Memorial Day treat Carrie and friends enjoyed until they didn’t. Seems the singer & co. made a homemade Slip’N Slide, according to Us Weekly and her Twit pics, and the result was rather bloody.
“We had to rename the 'slip 'n slide’ after one of our daredevils got stitches,” Carrie shared, “It is now called the 'slip 'n slash.’ ”Full Story
T.I. has major beef with boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., as evidenced by the brawl he started at Fatburger on the Vegas strip early Sunday morning.
After throwing his daughter Iyanna a 14th birthday bash, Floyd was just hanging around eating when T.I. arrived and started flapping his jaw, according to TMZ. The rapper swung at Floyd — which… is he suicidal? — and their bodyguards got involved, setting off a full-on chair-flinging melee. One guy even ended up with a huge laceration on his abdomen, but when cops arrived, he wouldn’t say who did it.
So what set off Tip, anyway? Seems he wasn’t too pleased with his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, posting an Instagram with Iyanna, referring to the birthday girl as her “new boo.” T.I. found it disrespectful, planned to confront Floyd and completely flipped out after Money told him to “control your bitch.”
As for Floyd, he was totally surprised because he thought they were all friends, and has since apologized to Tiny for the bitch comment.
In the end, we’re just glad T.I. didn’t die, because hello.Full Story
The mom-to-be wasn't showing one bit back in December.
My, Christina Ricci has hidden her pregnancy well, and for quite some time, it appears.
The Now and Then alum stepped out at LAX with husband James Heerdegen this week, and she was rocking a generous baby bump. The mom-to-be wore a belted, long-sleeve, button-down shirt paired with black leggings and flats while her dolly grip hubby followed close behind.
The couple met on the set of the ABC series Pan Am in 2011, according to Us Weekly. They wed last October in an intimate ceremony at the Harold Pratt House and Peterson Hall in the Upper East Side of NYC.Full Story
The ultimate "but first, let me take a selfie."
For a matter of hours, Wiz Khalifa experienced life as a prisoner of the war on drugs.
The rapper was arrested for marijuana possession in West Texas on Sunday morning, according to the Associated Press.
Wiz was stopped at an inspection checkpoint at the El Paso airport, and when it was discovered he was traveling without an ID, a search was ordered. TSA agents found a container of pot in his possession and called the cops, who took him in.
The performer was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and was released after posting $300 bail — and a jail selfie.Full Story
It's finally over.
Perhaps you may not have heard that a very private but not so secret wedding took place over the weekend. And, if that’s the case, it must be one really nice rock you’re living under.
Yes, finally, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are married. So that should mean the extravaganza and all the detes will stop clogging our feeds now, right? Rrright.
Here’s how the mega spectacle unfolded over the weekend:
After a pre-wedding brunch at Valentino Garavani’s Chateau de Wideville, where King Louis XIV used to keep a mistress, the couple was greeted by costumed guards at the Palace of Versailles, where they hosted their rehearsal dinner on Friday night.
It was in the famous Hall of Mirrors. Ugh. Money we’ll never have.
Lana Del Rey performed as guests sipped on $6,000 bottles of champagne, and the night ended with a fireworks display, the Daily Mail reports.
Guests were then flown from Paris to Florence, Italy, on private jets. …Full Story
Hogwarts AND Brown? Quite a resume.
Expecto diploma! Emma Watson just graduated from Brown University! You go, Emma.
The Harry Potter star earned her degree in English literature in a mere five years, which puts the Juice* to shame. The 24-year-old Noah actress took a year off to promote The Deathly Hallows: Part 2, according to Us Weekly.
Emma told Elle magazine in April that “people told me it wasn’t possible.”
Well, this Ivy-Leaguer sure showed them.
“I kept saying, 'I don’t care.’ This is what I want. And graduating will, for me, be really symbolic of all of that. I will be there. And I will be throwing a huge party. And getting very drunk.”
Yep, that’s the party we would have liked to attend over the weekend.Full Story
Things just got real. Real AWESOME!
Now this, my friends, this is truly, truly, truly outrageous.
The live-action Jem and the Holograms movie just scored even more legit ’80s cred in the forms of Juliette Lewis and Molly Ringwald. We are neither kidding, nor can we even.
Their exact roles haven’t been revealed, but does it matter? Girly forces of yore are colliding all over the place, and we doubt it will be anything short of glorious.
The iconic actresses tweeted the supernews, so we shall share:
“On set with @JulietteLewis #JemTheMovie,” Ringwald tweeted with a photo of herself and her co-star.
Meanwhile, Lewis retweeted director Jon M. Chu’s post: “So honored 2 have the AMAZINGLY TALENTED & INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUl @JulietteLewis joining our #JemtheMovie cast!! :) :).”
We second that “:) :).”Full Story