April 03, 2011
Nickelodeon hosted their 24th annual Kid's Choice Awards last night in L.A. and the stars came out in full force to support the children and ET's youngest correspondent, Taylor Arnette.
Among those who expressed their support was 'Dancing with the Stars' contestant Romeo. "I love the Kid's Choice Awards, one of my favorite shows," he explains. "The kids are the future and any time I can come show my support, I'm here."
Soon-to-be daddy Nick Cannon also stated similar words on the award show festivities to our correspondent, with some kind compliments as well. "It's about the future. It's about people like you who come out here and impress me with their professionalism. It's amazing to see young people take charge."
Not to be forgotten though is the fact that any day now he'll become a father and Taylor got his view on how to prepare. "I'm trying to be as prepared as possible but I think being unprepared and just ready to improv and improvise at any time, that's the best thing."
Russell Brand came and joked about his film 'Hop' having competition in the top bunny department. "There's still Bugs Bunny and Roger Rabbit, but if something happens to them, and it is hunting season, then I could be number one cartoon bunny in the world!" He also added some more flattering words for the young correspondent. "I think you're one of the best interviewers I've ever met."
Click the video to see more from the orange carpet!
With their goal met and staying true to his word, Stephen Colbert went on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Friday night and sang 13-year-old viral sensation Rebecca Black's song "Friday."
Stephen originally made the offer to his BFF Fallon to perform the most disliked song on YouTube in order to help raise $26,000 by Friday for Donorschoose.org and their joint venture the Fallon-Colbert project. They more than doubled their goal and the performance came with some cool surprises to boot.
Click to see clips from Stephen singing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon!
Romeo is giving back. The rapper and "Dancing with the Stars" contender teamed up with "The Insider" and Sam's Club and presented new laptops to ten students who were recognized for their leadership at the school and in their community -- all are part of the Urban Born foundation, a program which helps inner city youth achieve their life goals.
Romeo had a minor fender bender on his way to Audubon Middle School in Los Angeles, but was luckily okay, and "The Insider" host Kevin Frazier tweeted the pic.
Kevin greeted Romeo and Master P as they got up on stage in front of approximately 150 students to speak about the importance of staying in school and believing in your dreams. Romeo talked about losing a family member to gang violence, and P talked about coming from the streets and becoming a multimillionaire. Kevin then presented 10 students with laptop computers provided by Sam's Club, with the 3D TV going to the downtown Urban Born facility where the students can watch the NCAA basketball tournament in 3D!
Urban Born stresses the importance of staying in school and believing in your dreams. With a motto stating, "It's Easier To Catch On Now, Than To Catch Up Later," the organization strives to create a positive change in the urban community and encourage youth to stay in school, off of the streets and drugs, and out of gangs, as well as to inspire racial harmony, primarily between African-Americans and Latinos.
TheInsider.com has a behind-the-scenes look at the anticipated new IMAX movie 'Born to be Wild 3D,' narrated by Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman.
The documentary adventure -- which transports moviegoers into the lush rain forests of Borneo in Asia and across rugged African regions of Kenya -- examines the problems of orphaned orangutans and elephants and introduces the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them.
Freeman said one thing he learned from the documentary is the extraordinary courage and dedication the rescuers have to literally saving the animals' lives. Plus he said the technology truly puts the viewer inside the story: "There is an immediacy, it's like you're there. IMAX, 3D, you're in it, you're engulfed, it's great."
Director David Lickley says he was amazed at how particularly playful the elephants were. "I mean they have a serious side to them, they go out and they eat and do what elephants do, but they're playful animals, and they love to bounce up against you occasionally. And one of the things that we filmed was they love to play games too. And so the keepers have been playing with their young orphans and playing soccer or football."
Watch the video to see the incredible interactions between the filmmakers and the animals and be sure to catch 'Born to be Wild 3D,' which opens exclusively in IMAX® theaters starting April 8.
Taking a trip back to April 2, 1996, the cast of the hit show "90210" was busy filming the finale to their sixth season and looking to take a break.
In looking back over the past season of filming, Brian Austin Green said: "It's nine months of a ridiculous amount of episodes. It's going to be nice to sleep for a little while."
When asked whether he still felt good about the strength of the show, Jason Priestley said, "Six years has been a long time to be on TV, but I think that we've been able to keep things new and interesting for ourselves and the show."
"90210" would run for another four years before ending.
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz joins some of Hollywood's biggest names after receiving her own star on the world famous Walk of Fame.
Penelope was joined by family and friends including Johnny Depp for the ceremony Friday in front of Disney's El Capitan Theatre. The actress stars with Johnny in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,' which hits theaters May 20.
Johnny called his friend Penelope an "incredible talent" and pointed out that she recently became the first actress from Spain to win an Academy Award. "For me what she is, is above all, a magnificent and magical woman. She's an inconceivably phenomenal mommy, which I've witnessed firsthand... it's pretty incredible," Johnny gushed.
Penelope -- who calls Johnny "the man with the hat" -- credits him with helping launch her career. "I came to Los Angeles the first time in 1994, I spoke no English, I only knew how to say two things, two sentences. One was 'How are you?' the other one was 'I want to work with Johnny Depp.' In the last ten years I've worked with him twice, and that has improved my English. So now I know how to say: 'I want to work with Johnny Depp again'" Penelope said.
Watch the video to see Penelope's star unveiled and to listen to her talk about her husband Javier Bardem and their two-month-old son.
Long gone are the days when Katy Perry was mistaken for doppelganger actress Zooey Deschanel. This certified fashion “firework” has embraced her superstar status, establishing a distinctive and enviable style all her own.
Let's rewind the clock on Katy, and check out a few of the best and worst red-carpet moments leading the star to her fashion transformation!
Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon find forbidden love under the big top in their new period drama 'Water for Elephants,' and Reese says the film is "full of peril and drama and danger and love and romance."
"It's that kind of romance that is about second chances," explains Reese. "Sometimes you can be in your life and sort of trapped in a circumstance that you just can't get out of, and one day someone comes along and throws you a rope and you have an opportunity at a new life."
Based on the best-selling novel by Sara Gruen, 'Water for Elephants' follows an elderly man (Hal Holbrook) reminiscing about his days working as an animal caretaker at a circus. A young veterinary school student (Robert) witnessing the beauty and brutality of life under the big top, he falls for Marlena (Reese), the captivating star performer, and suffers the wrath of her charismatic but dangerous husband, August (Christoph Waltz).
"He falls in love with her at first sight," says Robert of his character. "She just seems kind of magical to him, and she doesn't see herself as that at all. She sees herself as just like a work horse, that's it, and thinks there's no fantasy in life and all, and he just refuses to see her as anything else other than this complete fantasy figure."
Watch the sparks fly when 'Water for Elephants' comes to town April 22, 2011.
TheInsider.com's Nicole Dabeau unites with her '80s music idol Debbie Gibson for a lunchtime gabfest in Hollywood and reveals exciting comeback news!
And no, we're not talking about another Broadway performance or a one-woman show, the 40-year-old entertainer says she would like a "Tina Turner, Cher" comeback. As long as she plays "Electric Youth" and rocks a high one-side ponytail (at least once), we'll be in the front row shaking our neon plastic bangles.
Click the video to hear just how the still-stunning Gibson is going to revamp her '80s days of glory.
Debbie is also announcing her May 2 inaugural gala at the Oheka Castle in Huntington, NY to benefit her Gibson Girl Foundation, which awards music scholarships to underprivileged kids. That's pretty awesome.
Prince William told reporters Thursday that his upcoming wedding in less than a month is "quite a daunting prospect."
William will wed Kate Middleton on April 29, and he told reporters, "I was telling everyone I did the rehearsal the other day and my knees started tapping quite nervously."
He continued, "It's quite a daunting prospect but very exciting and I'm thoroughly looking forward to it but there's still a lot of planning to be done in the last four weeks."
When it comes to the couple's future life in Anglesey, Wales, where he just graduated as a search and rescue pilot for the Royal Air Force, William said, "The beach is here and the general life is great to settle in and knuckle down to a proper job. We are left alone, it's good."
Click to see pics of William on the job as a pilot, and his royal grandparents' visit to his workplace.
From David Beckham to Vanessa Hudgens to Ellen Pompeo, TheInsider.com caught the stars out and about and have all the exciting footage in this edition of Paparazzi GPS!
David was spotted getting into his sports car after his appearance on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live." During his interview, the soccer icon spoke to Jimmy about his wife Victoria expecting a daughter and revealed that his son Romeo suggested that had the baby been a boy, he could be named Justin Bieber Beckham.
'Sucker Punch' gal Vanessa Hudgens makes a splash in London as she happily signs autographs and snaps pictures with fans after concluding an interview with the BBC's Radio One.
Finally, "Grey's Anatomy" star Ellen Pompeo stays mum on the show's musical episode when questioned by paparazzi in Hollywood.
Michael Jackson's kids -- Prince, Paris and Blanket -- made a rare public outing this week and our cameras caught them.
With two security guards trying to block cameras at every turn, the kids attended a Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards GBK gifting lounge with aunt La Toya Jackson to pick up some free swag. Blanket was mostly quiet and keeping to himself; Prince wore dark shades and sucked on a candy stick; while Paris wore a black Michael Jackson T-shirt in tribute to her dad.
At one point all four posed for a photo, with Paris holding a Red Cross flag in support of their efforts to help the victims of Japan.
"We're giving 20 percent back to the Red Cross, frankly because Japan is in such dire need right now, and we want to raise as much money as possible for them," Gavin Keilly, Founder/CEO of GBK Productions, told "The Insider." "The Jackson kids just came through and they had a fantastic time. They got bikes and they got candy and a brand new baseball game. It's just awesome. … This suite is all about discovering the kid in you."
Also seen at the gifting lounge was 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules' star Zachary Gordon.
Carrie Ann Inaba got engaged on live TV in New York City Thursday morning, and that same night she was spotted with her brand-new fiancé Jesse Sloan, arriving at the airport in Los Angeles.
Carrie Ann beams as Jesse holds her hand tightly while photographers congratulate the couple as they navigate the airport hustle and bustle. The "Dancing with the Stars" judge was thrown for a loop Thursday morning when, while guest hosting on "Live! With Regis & Kelly," Jesse proposed.
Watch to see Carrie Ann flash her beautiful engagement ring.