April 13, 2011
It's a difficult feat to for anybody to come out of the Nineties with pride in your fashion choices, but when you're a trend-setter like Jennifer Aniston, "fashionable" doesn't cut it; you're a downright style icon.
Let's rewind the clock on Jennifer, all the way back to her "Rachel" days, and check out a few of her best and worst red-carpet moments!
"American Idol" contestant Casey Abrams went against the grain, singing Nat King Cole's classic tune "Nature Boy" on Wednesday's episode, even after Will.i.am and Jimmy Iovine suggested he go a different direction.
Casey had his heart set on performing Nat King Cole's ballad because he felt it fit his style the best, but had second thoughts when Will.i.am and Jimmy adamantly prodded him to try a more lively song.
"This show is like a hurricane," said Jimmy. "If you really wisper, ain't nobody gonna hear you."
Jimmy seemed displeased when Casey decided to follow his gut instincts, saying, "If you want to win this competition you need to take the help at this point, and Casey chose not to. So, he better be right."
Right he was when he took the stage and blew away the judges.
Jennifer Lopez gushed, "What's beautiful about this season is that we have gospel, rock, country, pop, jazz. We have all of it."
"I don't think we've ever had anybody exactly like you ever," Randy Jackson raved. "It makes me proud to sit here and judge artists as well as pop stars."
Casey was almost brought to tears during his post-performance interview saying, "I feel, like, a sense of accomplishment. I feel like people were against me and I stood my ground and I did something that's never been done."
Watch "American Idol" Wednesdays and Thursdays on FOX.
From date night to family night, the stars were caught on tape and we have all of the fun footage in this edition of Paparazzi Roundup!
Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and their adorable daughter Suri were spotted strolling in New York and across the country in Los Angeles, Halle Berry and boyfriend Olivier Martinez were spotted cruising on a motorcycle.
Check out the video to see which "American Idol" judge was spotted cheering on the Lakers at the Staples Center!
The castaways will once again be put to the test with this difficult challenge on tonight's "Survivor: Redemption Island"
As Challenge Producer John Kirhoffer explains, the object of the challenge is to stay hanging on as long as possible. Contestants are allowed to use their hands or legs to keep them from touching the water.
Find out who wins immunity when "Survivor" air tonight on CBS.
Jennifer Lopez shakes it on the steps of an ancient Mayan pyramid in her new music video for "I'm Into You," and we're behind the scenes!
The "American Idol" judge flew down in a private jet to Chichen-itza in Yucatan, Mexico for the exotic shoot, and she also helicoptered in to film in Tulum's Turtle Beach for some steamy moments with Telenovela star William Levy, who is considered to be the Brad Pitt of Mexico.
J.Lo flew solo for the whirlwind shoot, leaving hubby Marc Anthony and their kids at home; she was all business, working 12-hour days, and flew straight home after the video shoot wrapped.
Former "Today" show host Katie Couric returned to her old NBC morning program Wednesday and told host Matt Lauer she is currently "figuring out" what to do next in her career.
"It's so weird to be here in this role, but it's great to see you," Couric told Lauer, who jokingly responded: "You want this chair?" The former NBC anchor -- who currently hosts "CBS Evening News" -- replied: "No, no I'm fine right where I am."
Couric's contract at CBS expires in June and she addressed recent reports that she would be leaving "CBS Evening News." "I love doing my job at the 'CBS Evening News,' I really do, and I'm just in the middle of figuring it out. I just don't know, honestly," she told Lauer.
When Lauer pressed further and asked whether Couric had already made a decision, she responded: "No, I really haven't. I'm in the middle of figuring it out, of figuring out where would be the best place for me, what would be the best job for me."
Couric did say one of the possibilities is to stay at "CBS Evening News" and she promised Lauer: "I'm going to call you as soon as I know." She said she is considering doing a syndicated show where she can cover topics more in-depth and where she would have "a little more wiggle room for me to show my personality."
Couric appeared on "Today" to promote her new book The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives, which she describes as a collection of advice from well-known newsmakers and celebrities she has gotten to know over the years.
The Insider caught up with Jamie Oliver backstage at the "Late Show with David Letterman" to talk about his ongoing fight for healthy foods as his show "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" gets set to premiere its second season. However this time around, Jamie takes on his biggest challenge yet: the Los Angeles Unified School District.
The process wasn't easy as the charismatic celebrity chef asserts he was banned from every single school "before he landed in the plane." He's even had to resort to guerilla tactics and other stunts to get things moving.
"The only way I could get into the schools was if I became a teacher," Jamie proclaims. "I was teaching food but in math, in science, in social studies, you name it."
This year proved to be tough for Jamie, having to battle the school board in which he equated to as a "nightmare." The health campaigner persevered on his journey to accomplish his show's true purpose: to make a change. "When you start to stir the pot, everyone starts making a little bit of change."
When the conversation moved to the royal wedding and what he'd cook for it, Jamie seemed to lighten up as well with a few jokes. "I'm sure they're going to go home and have a proper wedding, like 30 people and a bit of a laugh," he quips. The colorful cook then makes claims on Britain's dominance in the wedding department, finds Prince William and Kate Middleton to be a solid match and holds royal events like these in high prestige which always seem to leave the British chef in awe.
Find out what else Jamie said in the video and be sure to check out the season premiere of "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" Tuesday April 12 on ABC!
In this sneak peek of "Hoarding: Buried Alive," the parents of three children struggle with the prospect of losing their children to foster care if they can't clean up the mounds of clutter swallowing their home.
"Hoarding: Buried Alive" exposes the homes of extreme hoarders and explores the psychology behind their compulsion to accumulate & store large quantities of nonessential things. With the help of expert therapists & organizers, the hoarders attempt to unlock the key to their obsessions in hopes of reclaiming their lives.
Watch the video to see whether the efforts of the mother's parents -- along with organizational therapists -- can persuade her to take drastic action to rid her home of clutter for the sake of her kids.
Plus, watch a Dallas woman's desperate attempt to overcome her compulsion to collect mounds of inanimate objects, including stuffed frogs and penguins. Catch "Hoarding: Buried Alive" Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on TLC.
When asked if she's seen the photos yet, an excited Karina responded that she has indeed seen the pics, and is "absolutely" happy with them. This being so, Karina also acknowledges the risks of venturing into the pages of the adult magazine, saying "Dancing With The Stars" is "an absolute wonderful experience right now, I'm enjoying this season and I wouldn't want to take anything away from 'Dancing With The Stars' because that's where all my attention is right now."
Fellow Playboy cover alum Kendra Wilkinson was beyond excited for the DWTS star, "It's amazing for her- If it's her time in her life she wants to do that, then that's right for her. Good for her. I praise her." Louis Van Amstel was also quick to jump in and remark on Karina's spread in the mag, "they're stunning pictures, I've seen them too.Good for her."
You can catch an exclusive advance sneak peek of Karina Smirnoff's May cover of Playboy at etonline.com.
Heading way back to April 13, 1994, Johnny Cash was performing at a small club in New York City to celebrate the upcoming release of his album American Recordings. In the audience were two surprise guests: Johnny Depp and Kate Moss.
Cash had met Depp when he was in Los Angeles to record American Recordings. Moss would star in Cash's music video for his single "Delia's Gone."
During the performance, Cash was joined on stage by his wife June Carter Cash for one of the songs, and then treated the audience to a number of his hits including "Folsom Prison Blues" and "Walk The Line."
Watch this video to see a moment in rock and roll history.
Kirstie Alley and Maksim steam up "Oprah" -- but did the "Dancing with the Stars" couple tumble on Oprah's stage?
Then, Ralph Macchio's backstory -- from 'Karate Kid' to "DWTS" frontrunner!
Plus, Victoria's Secret lingerie and celebrity prom photos -- next "Insider"!
The bell rang to end Sugar Ray Leonard's time in the "Dancing With the Stars" ring. He went out in the third round of eliminations, just behind Mike Catherwood and Wendy Williams.
The boxing legend humbly accepted being knocked out of the competition. He said, "I love the spirit of the show. I love the people of the show. I love what the show means and what the show represents and stands for. I will cherish this moment."
Pro partner Anna Trebunskaya was happy to get such a tough guy into tights. "A boxer became a ballet dancer!," she said.
It was a close call for two couples who have topped the scoreboard based on the judges' scores. Current toppers Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas and last week's high scorers Petra Nemcova and Dmitry Chaplin were not safe until the very end of Tuesday night's results episode.
The couples who breathed a sigh of relief return to the ballroom Monday night on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."
Lindsay Lohan showed a striking resemblance to a younger Victoria Gotti at a press conference in New York City on Tuesday, confirming that she is in serious talks to play Victoria in a new movie.
"Lindsay Lohan is a fantastic, fabulous actress," Victoria raved at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. "I say that not because of any of this hooplah. I've always felt that way about her, and that is the truth. I have no say in casting. I wish I did but I don't."
'Gotti: Three Generations,' which is being produced through Marc Fiore's production company Fiore Films, has already claimed John Travolta for the starring role of alleged crime boss John Gotti.
"There's a lot of reasons [I chose this movie]," Travolta said. "But number one -- this is probably the most interesting, untold story in this country. What a character to approach and to understand."
Of course, John Gotti Jr. got to know the character very well in real life and he praised his late father calling him "a man larger than life."
Hot shot director Nick Cassavetes ('The Notebook') will direct the biopic which has yet to set a release date.