April 26, 2011
From a fresh faced country girl just rising to fame as the winner of "American Idol", to a certified multi-platinum red carpet fixture, Carrie Underwood has admirably cultivated a enviable style all her own.
Let's rewind the clock on Carrie, and check out a few of the best and worst red carpet moments!
Our "Insider" correspondent Christina McLarty caught up with Romeo just moments after scoring the highest numbers of the night, and this dancing Casanova was in such high spirits, he couldn't help but share aspirations to a certain, popular reality show.
After living up to his name in a romantic waltz choreographed to Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On," which culminated in a passionate kiss to partner Chelsie Hightower, Romeo jokes that his twitter page is so overloaded with lustful ladies, he'd be perfectly suited for the reality series, "The Bachelor." He invites those who agree to leave a message to @RomeoMiller, that is- if his twitter fans haven't crashed the site already.
Also fresh from their high scores, Kendra Wilkinson and Louis Van Amstel still couldn't believe judge Bruno Tonioli gave the pair a "9, " confessing that the difficult dance left Kendra "broken."
Kirstie Alley credits the highest score she's ever gotten - multiple "9's" - to Britney Spears. She and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy a Samba to the princess of pop's classic, "Hit Me Baby One More Time."
Click to watch more interviews with the stars and their partner, plus an update on injured pros Karina Smirnoff and Mark Ballas.
Don't miss an all new "Dancing with the Stars" Tuesday night on ABC.
Before she was the judge on "American Idol," 10 years ago on this day, Jennifer Lopez announced her decision to team up with retail veterans Andy Hilfiger and Larry Stemmerman to start her clothing line, "J.Lo by Jennifer Lopez."
That year, Lopez was at the top of her game, becoming the first woman to top the U.S. music and movie charts with her second studio album, J. Lo, and film 'The Wedding Planner.' The singer/actress disclosed her love for redesigning clothes in her younger days before she was into singing and dancing and how the move into fashion was her "coming full circle creatively."
Hear what else the media mogul had to say on her big day!
Kirstie Alley after her "Dancing with the Stars" shocker! What happened backstage that didn't make the show!
How safe are Prince William and Kate Middleton? Kevin Frazier breaks down the security concerns.
Then, Princess Diana's psychic and never-before-seen photos of the royal family.
All this and more on the next edition of "The Insider."
"I just want to say that I am so grateful because when I fell and then I kind of saw your face I was in so much panic I did not know where I was," Karina told her celebrity dance partner Ralph Macchio after her spill during their paso doble. "And you kind of brought me back to the dance and he totally made it happen."
While Karina's blunder took place during her live performance, Mark's happened behind the scenes at dress rehearsal, twisting his ankle before the show.
"It felt okay and [I] put some ice on it," Mark responded when asked about the decision he made to carry on with the performance. "And I felt like it'd be fair for Chelsea [Kane] to have her turn. She had a great routine and I wanted to do it for her."
In spite of their accidents, both "Dancing" couples won favorable scores. Ralph and Karina were awarded a 24 while Chelsea and Mark snagged a 28. Tune in for an all-new "Dancing with the Stars" Tuesday on ABC.
How did your faves rank on the "Dancing with the Stars" scoreboard tonight?
Here's the "Dancing with the Stars" scoreboard for season 12 so far! Take a look at the two dances that earned the first two 10's of the season.
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"American Idol" contestant Stefano Langone reflects on the experience that changed his life and says he looks forward to going on tour and soon thereafter getting into the studio to make an album.
Stefano tells The Insider.com that he's now had a chance to think about his performances after being eliminated from the hit FOX show last week and would only change one thing: he would have chosen a different song the week he sang Lionel Richie's "Hello," which he said he just didn't know well enough to perform to his best potential.
"In this type of contest, you have to be so good with the song, you have to know the song so completely well that you can tell the story to everybody else. And the whole connecting thing started with 'Hello.' And that's when I was singing to myself."
Watch the video to also hear Stefano explain the reaction of the judges when he was voted off and to hear him talk about his close friendship with fellow contestant James Durbin.
Hollywood's biggest stars are stepping out and we have all of the fun footage in this edition of Paparazzi GPS!
Doing a little dinner at the popular Los Angeles eatery Mozza was singer Rihanna, while also in L.A. was "Dancing With The Stars" hopeful Ralph Macchio, who revealed to the photogs what he thought was more difficult -- dancing or acting.
Meanwhile, Macchio's fellow DWTS contestant Kirstie Alley was spotted in New York signing autographs for fans outside of "Live! With Regis & Kelly," as was "House" star Olivia Wilde.
Check out the video to see more of your favorite stars!
Michael Douglas sits down with Oprah Winfrey to discuss the status of his cancer treatment and speaks for the first time about his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones' battle with bipolar II disorder.
Winfrey asks the actor whether he thinks his wife's health issues might have been exacerbated by his cancer battle and other stresses. "My oldest son is in federal prison, my ex-wife is suing me, and I got cancer. It's kind of hard for the wife to say, 'I'm depressed,'" says Douglas in the interview, set to air Tuesday on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
Douglas also gives an update on his health, explaining that he still has to get monthly checkups to make sure there is no recurrence of his throat cancer, but so far the cancer has not returned.
What better way to celebrate the royal wedding than with the reigning queens of London at Madame Jojo's, a landmark burlesque club in the heart of Soho. Lucky for me, this week's theme was all about celebrating Kate Middleton's hen night, which translated for American readers is a bachelorette party.
Their weekly Trannyshack UK party, hosted by Miss Dusty 'O', is a major must-see event when in town. But no matter what side of the pond you are on, a bachelorette party will always run you the risk of getting ambushed by a male stripper, which totally happened. Ew?
Check out the video to watch the naughty antics unfold!
Back on April 25, 2003 fans of Madonna lined up outside of a New York City record store hours ahead of time in order to try to meet the singer for autographs of her new album 'American Life.'
Madonna surprised the gathered masses by performing a few songs on the streets of New York including "Like A Virgin" and "American Life."
Check out the video to see the hysteria on the streets of New York City.
From Woody Allen muse to voluptuous trendsetter, Scarlett Johansson is one of the few Hollywood beauties that can meld brains and fashion in a seemingly effortless way.
Let's rewind the clock on Scarlett, and check out a few of her most defining red-carpet moments!
Susan Lucci has kept her head high following the announcement of the cancellation of "All My Children," and she dished on the show's last months at her Florida book signing over the weekend.
"It's horrible and it's sad and disappointing, but we're on for five more months," said Susan. "And the best thing the fans can do is watch, because Lorraine Broderick and Agnes Nixon (both longtime writers on the program) are at the helm and we are in the best of hands."
The end of "All My Children" may have been just as surprising to the actress as her memoirs, as Susan revealed, "It's something I never thought I would do, because I have always been very private."
Susan explained that in spite of receiving many requests from book publishers wanting to sell her life story, it was her son who finally convinced her to take the plunge.
The Emmy winner called the book an "amazing opportunity to speak to so many generations of fans."
All My Life: A Memoir is available now. You can catch Susan on new episodes of the ABC soap opera "All My Children" until the show's final episode in September.
In the animated feature 'Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil,' Hayden Panettiere reprises her role as Red Riding Hood in the irreverent take on fairytales.
"There's all of these characters that you're so familiar with and it puts this modern spin on it," said Hayden, who dubbed her character as a "kick-butt version of Little Red Riding Hood."
David Alan Grier plays a bridge troll in the movie and he embellished on his character's involvement.
"My character is pretty much the most pivotal part of this film," David joked at the Tribeca movie screening on Saturday. "I know actors always say that 'It's about me,' but this time it really is."
The movie actually revolves around secret agent Red Riding Hood who gets called to investigate the disappearance of Hansel and Gretel.
Amy Poehler stars in the movie as Gretel and she dished on what makes Little Red Riding Hood's story so interesting, saying, "There's inherent drama and a female protaganist and woods and wolves. I think that describes like 80-percent of the movies that most teenagers are into these days."
'Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil' opens April 29.
Day 8 - Sugar rush! I got my fix at the Tate & Lyle Sugars' "Let Them Eat Cake" first ever edible royal wedding cake exhibition where world-class chefs replicated the historic towers of sweetness dating back to the Henry VII, which had black birds flying out of it.
Check out the video to see the unconventional traditions of the past and it does involve a bit of cake throwing.
As for the royal couple, Professor Roland Rotherham told me that Prince William and Kate Middleton will have several cakes, including a traditional fruit cake and a dark chocolate cake filled with rich tea biscuits, known as digestives in the UK. There will also be a private wedding cake for the royal couple.
Season 12 of "Dancing with the Stars" has been one of the closest competitions the show has ever seen, and Romeo might be feeling the pressure.
"I'm thinking about sabotaging the cast," Romeo joked with "The Insider" correspondent Christina McLarty. "I can't take the chance of me getting a top score and getting voted off regardless."
Romeo kidded that Hines Ward would be his primary target. "I think I'm going to wear a Green Bay [Packers] jersey or something, come in there and bust his ego."
Romeo also revealed his sincere thoughts of inviting some celebrity friends to his performances including Justin Bieber, Will Smith and Michael Jordan. "I got a few tricks up my sleeve," said Romeo.
On Monday, Romeo and pro partner Chelsie Hightower will dance a romantic waltz, causing Romeo to unveil his softer side.
Click the video to find out Romeo's guilty pleasure and tune in to "Dancing with the Stars" Monday on ABC.
TheInsider.com's Nicole Dabeau visited London's premiere pub, The Punch Bowl, sitting down for a drink with the pub's owner, nightclub entrepreneur Piers Adams.
At 300 years old, The Punch Bowl is the oldest remaining pub in the oldest part of London, Mayfair.
"It's a traditional pub," said Adams, who owns several nightclubs and bars in England, but favors The Punch Bowl over all. "It's every Englishman's dream to own his own pub." Adams acquired this dream along with his business partner Guy Ritchie.
The Punch Bowl takes pride in more than just their beer, offering "the best food you will find in a pub in London."
Click the video to watch Nicole Dabeau cook fish 'n' chips in the pub's kitchen.
Just four days until the royal wedding of the century! Kevin Frazier and Sharon Osbourne are outside Buckingham Palace with Princess Diana's former psychic...
Then, the Princess Diana and Prince William Backstory -- with rare home movies.
And after being in jeopardy, could "Dancing with the Stars" contender Kirstie Alley be heading home this week?
Plus, inside Romeo's top-secret dance rehearsal -- and the top 10 dancing movies of all time. Next "Insider"!
Jumping back to April 23, 2001, 'Shrek' was about to make its world premiere in Los Angeles.
The cast for the original film walked the carpet and chatted with reporters before heading inside to screen the film for the first time.
Mike Myers talked about where the inspiration for Shrek's accent came from, saying that he thought of how the character would sound if he was Scottish, but lived in Canada for twenty years.
Cameron Diaz spoke before entering the theater saying that she had just met co-stars Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy for the first time, two days prior to the premiere. The audio tracks for each character were recorded separately over a period of eight months as the actors' schedules conflicted with each other.
'Shrek' went on to gross over $260 million stateside, and spawned three sequels.
Could Kirstie Alley's "Dancing with the Stars" partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy be married?
And Kate Middleton's family scandal involving cocaine on the next "Insider."
Taking a short trip back to April 22, 2004, the cast of the CBS show "CSI: NY" was in the middle of a photo shoot to promote their new show, which would premiere on September 22, 2004.
Gary Sinise, Melina Kanakaredes, Carmine Giovinazzo, Vanessa Ferlito, and Hill Harper all gathered together on the set of their show for this photo shoot.
In an interview on the set, Melina Kanakaredes, who played Det. Stella Bonasera, said that she felt like the show would work, despite "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "CSI: Miami" already being on the air.
"God willing," Kanakaredes said. "Third time's a charm, isn't that what they say?"
"CSI: NY" is now in its seventh season.
The royal wedding: The weight loss... The royal demands... Is Kate Middleton cracking under the pressure? And how will Prince William keep her calm as she walks down the aisle?
Then, Reese Witherspoon reveals secrets about the two new leading men in her life.
Plus, a Disney star opens up about her cutting and addiction battles.
And we go inside beautiful celebrity homes -- next "Insider"!
The ladies were safe this time around as boos were audible from the crowd when Stefano Langone was eliminated from "American Idol."
Luck wasn't kind to Stefano, as he and fellow contestant Jacob Lusk were in the bottom two. The confident singer seemed to accept his fate with a smile and sense of accomplishment while rocker James Durbin expressed his emotion for his pal leaving by bear-hugging Stefano as he finished his farewell number.
Watch Stefano's last performance in the video and don't forget to catch more "American Idol" Wednesday night on Fox.
TheInsider.com's Nicole Dabeau spends an amazing day at "The Base," Virgin Atlantic's cap n' crew training center outside London's Gatwick Airport, where she was transformed into a glamorous flight attendant for the day.
Click the vid to take a trip across the pond and experience about the do's and don't of makeup, hairstyles, and of course, superb flight service in a giant, fake training plane!
From L.A. to the U.K., our favorite celebs are out on the town in this edition of GPS!
First, check out Robert Pattinson as he gets mobbed by fans in Hollywood after leaving the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" studios last night.
Russell Brand and Jennifer Hudson were both spotted taking pictures with admirers outside of BBC Radio One yesterday.
Bradley Cooper, Tom Hanks, Charlize Theron and Jason Bateman were all seen as they departed Staples Center in Los Angeles after a Lakers playoff game win against the New Orleans Hornets last night.
Gwyneth Paltrow returned to "Glee" this week, and we're time warping back to when she was just the daughter of actress Blythe Danner and director Bruce Paltrow, working to get her big break!
After appearing opposite John Travolta in 'Shout' in 1991 and as the young Wendy in Steven Spielberg's 'Hook' the same year, Gwyneth landed a role playing the daughter of mom Blythe's character in the 1992 TV movie "Cruel Doubt," based on the true story of a family torn apart by the tragic murder of the father -- which may involve their own son.
"She's good at helping me and breaking me in and giving me advice," said Gwyneth about her mom. "You know, occasionally when she screams across the set for me to, like, take my vitamins, I could do without that, but other than that, it's great. I love her."
The stars were out in full force at the Evening of Cocktails and Shopping event hosted by Coach in Santa Monica, last night. Although the spirit of charity was at the forefront, everyone had quite a bit to say about the emerging rumors of anorexia plaguing future princess, Kate Middleton.
Sparked by a recent photograph depicting a very thin looking Kate, questions of whether she had lost too much weight are starting to hit the internet, newspapers, and various media outlets.
When shown the photograph in question, a very pregnant Selma Blair defended Kate, calling her "healthy and beautiful" looking. Taraji P Henson agreed, saying that she "looks fine" to her, adding, Kate "looks healthy".
Shapely "Mad Men" star Christina Hendricks - who is well known for embracing her curves - says of the scandalous reports, "It's not my job to comment on someone's weight. If she's happy, she's happy."
Michelle Monaghan took a long look at the photo, and concluded that Kate "looks like a princess, she's beautiful."
Watch the video to hear more of what the stars had to say on the matter.
To learn more about The Children's Defense Fund, visit their website at Childrensdefense.org.
Reese Witherspoon managed to keep her wedding to agent Jim Toth last month an extremely private affair, however this this afternoon on "Ellen," the newlywed spilled some surprising new details.
In a move that had her re-discovering her Louisiana roots, Reese tells Ellen that after four hours of post-nuptial dancing, she was forced to lose the "awful, uncomfortable shoes" and "[change] into cowboy boots."
In keeping with the theme, Reese says she had both a DJ and a band playing "tons and tons of country music" because she's "a big country music fan."
Tune in to today's "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" for the full interview.
Kate Middleton and brideorexia? Inside the Time magazine report...
Plus, who is defending Kate's weight in Hollywood?
And way before her "Glee" sensation, we have Gwyneth Paltrow's backstory.
Also, Oprah's last show secrets from friend Tyler Perry. Next "Insider"!
Ever since her "Pon De Replay" days, Rihanna has captured the rapturous attention of quite a few ears (and eyes) around the world. With a seemingly effortless and ever-changing style, this chart-topper can always be counted on to be fashion forward.
Let's rewind the clock on Rihanna, and check out a few of her best and worst red-carpet moments!
Sir Elton John has won a plethora of accolades in his 40-plus year career in music, but he never thought he would attend the premiere of his own movie at the Tribeca Film Festival.
"I can't believe it's happening," Elton said at the opening night of his movie 'The Union' at the 10th Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. "When we started making this documentary we never dreamt about Tribeca or any film festival. We just wanted to put it down on record and here we are in New York at this incredibe event."
'The Union' follows the collaborative process of Elton and one of his music idols, Leon Russell, during the making of the album by the same name.
Just as Elton got to spend time with his musical hero, actor Rainn Wilson was thrilled to be at the chance to support Elton, saying, "I was listening to Elton John when I was in the womb, so this is really cool."
Elton wasn't the only draw to the event, which has become a star-studded event.
"I think it's extraordinary what [Tribeca] did in 10 short years," Rainn raved. "[They] built this film festival up from nothing to be a show piece for all of New York City."
'The Union' documentary was directed by Cameron Crowe and the album is in stores now.
Robert Pattinson confessed to Ellen DeGeneres that a gift she gave him ended up appearing in the last 'Twilight' film.
Ellen had given Rob a pair of "The Ellen DeGeneres' Show" underwear, and the 'Twilight' heartthrob tells Ellen, "I was doing the last 'Twilight' movie and I only had one pair [of underwear] left and they were [the 'Ellen' underwear]. We were doing this big fight scene and for some reason I think the shape of my body, my back is too long or something. So my *ss is constantly hanging out."
Rob continues, "I genuinely think I have a few two many extra vertebra or something. Every single shot we were doing this big fight and every shot has these Ellen underpants. It came to a point where producers are calling up my agent going, I don't know what he is up to but I don't like it."
Ellen replies, "Like there is some conspiracy theory of my underwear being in the movie or something."
Tune in to today's "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" for the full interview.