April 14, 2011
TheInsider.com was there as Jessica Simpson appeared with First Lady Michelle Obama at an event for military families and revealed that she just started to consider possible wedding dates a few days ago.
The singer -- who performed an emotional rendition of "God Bless America" for about 250 military families at Coors Field in Denver -- said she is still trying to nail down a date for her wedding to her fiancé, former NFL football player Eric Johnson.
"I am planning a wedding, I mean I'm starting to. I hadn't started until two days ago, I was like 'okay, I'm going to jumble around three dates before the end of the year and see what fits for everybody in my life. So we'll see what happens, but I know that I'll definitely be married by the end of the year," Simpson said.
First Lady Obama thanked Simpson for attending the event, in which the children of military service members were given the chance to interact with her and the singer and also watch a major league baseball game on jumbo screens and take part in games and activities at the stadium where the Colorado Rockies play.
Vice President Joe Biden's wife Jill also attended to promote a White House initiative aimed at encouraging all Americans to support military families. For more information and to get involved with the Joining Forces initiative, click here.
"I am very honored and very blessed to have been asked by Mrs. Obama herself to come here and to help launch this initiative, which I believe in so much. So I'm so glad that I was one of the people she chose to stand in support for this," Simpson said.
Wax on, wax off! Ralph Macchio is back on top as a frontrunner on this season's "Dancing with the Stars," and we're time warping back over his career highlights.
From an early Bubble Yum commercial to 'Crossroads,' his 'Karate Kid' cinematic high and 'My Cousin Vinny,' we time warp through the work of this talented star who's making a comeback.
In 2006, actress LisaRaye McCoy, who's the star of "The Real McCoys," married Turks and Caicos Premier Michael Misick and although the couple called it quits in 2008, McCoy is giving advice to Kate Middleton, who will also be marrying into royalty when she and Prince William say "I do" on April 29.
"Everything that you do is in the spotlight," she tells our Kevin Frazier. "Everywhere you go is in the spotlight. This marriage is going to be huge. This wedding will be huge and she cannot step in the shoes of Princess Diana. She's going to be able to do the best that she can do. So I wish them nothing but luck, communication and help and a lot of babies."
And because Turks and Caicos is a British territory, Queen Elizabeth herself had some suggestions for McCoy's wedding.
"It became bigger than what I really wanted it to be," she says of her nuptials. "I wanted a medium-sized wedding and it grew and grew and grew. And then Queen Elizabeth heard about it and then it was more flowers and more dignitaries and more people that needed to be there and then the trumpets -- and I was like I didn't really want trumpets - but I had to have the 'duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh.' And it was oh okay."
McCoy says her wedding was fit for a princess -- and she even wore Princess Grace's tiara.
"My wedding dress was phenomenal," she says. "I looked like a Barbie doll if I must say. The bodice was fitted and it came out at the waist and train was long and I just I had my head up high and just floated towards him and I didn't see anybody."
But sadly, the fairy tale didn't last for McCoy and Michael. The couple split in 2008.
Catch her show, "LisaRaye: The Real McCoy," Thursday nights on TV ONE.
Jumping back to April 14, 2004, Lindsay Lohan and Tina Fey sat down to talk about their new film 'Mean Girls' and how much they respect each other.
'Mean Girls' was Fey's first feature film script, and in the interview she even talked about hoping to write another one on the next break from "Saturday Night Live".
Lohan would be working with Fey again as she was scheduled to host "Saturday Night Live" shortly after this interview was held. In the interview, Lohan mentioned how she almost turned down the offer to host. Lohan said, "You know I got to the point where I was really nervous and I was like, why don't I just tell them I can't do it"
Check out the video to see the two stars talking about working with each other.
Wednesday morning, David Arquette once again paid a visit to Howard Stern's XM radio show, admitting to an embarrassing failed attempt at seducing his estranged wife Courteney Cox during a family trip at Disney World. Courteney appeared on "The Late Show With David Letterman" Wednesday night and set the record straight.
When asked about his recent on-air comments, in which he claims they kissed "a little bit" at the theme park, Cox responded, "that's not really for everyone to know." She admits, "he did try to hit on me, he hit pretty hard and I said, 'you don't have the fast pass right now. Not to that ride.'"
Watch the clip to hear even more of what Courteney had to say on her relationship with David.
"The Late Show With David Letterman" airs weeknights on CBS.
If you have a fear of needles or are the least bit squeamish, avert your eyes now, as Rand Rusher, "injectionist to the stars," sticks, squeezes and pokes his way through the celebrities, wanna-bes and housewives of Beverly Hills in the new show "Pretty Hurts."
"Pretty Hurts" follows Rand, a registered nurse with over 20 years experience and one of the most sought after skincare consultants in the country, as he beautifies the many denizens of Los Angeles. Acting as part-time therapist and best friend he attempts to satisfy their every and often ridiculous requests. As the saying goes, "beauty is pain," which is proved ever the more evident as his clients attempt to turn back the clock in their ongoing pursuit of youth and beauty.
To get your painful dose of "Pretty Hurts" tune in when it premieres Monday, May 9 on LOGO.
Catherine Zeta-Jones' Bipolar disorder: We have the latest on her checking into a mental health facility -- and where her husband Michael Douglas is today.
Then, "Dancing with the Stars" pro dancer Karina Smirnoff -- totally naked in Playboy! Was she airbrushed? We have the video you haven't seen.
Plus Kim Kardashian, Pamela Anderson, Kendra Wilkinson -- we have the Playboy backstory.
And Kirstie Alley's "Oprah" shocker and on-camera breakdown -- next "Insider"!
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.