April 18, 2011
Jumping back to April 18, 1996, supermodel Cindy Crawford was on the campus of University of Redlands to shoot a brand new commercial for Pepsi.
The students came out in full force to watch the commercial shoot, and Cindy gladly met with them and signed numerous autographs before returning to work.
The commercial itself stars two college guys who watch a number of women walk past them on campus, each wearing Pepsi gear. The twist is that every one of them is Cindy Crawford.
Watch the video to see Cindy on set of this classic Pepsi commercial.
Our royal coverage begins with Sharon Osbourne!
And, the moment that changed Prince William's life forever -- the day Princess Diana died.
Plus, our Janet Jackson tour exclusive -- and where are Michael Jackson's children today? Next "Insider"!
After their duet on the Grammy's stage in February, there has been speculation about Cee Lo and Gwyneth Paltrow recording an original song together and we got Cee Lo to dish on the subject on Saturday.
"[Gwyneth] did me such a great favor by coming along and joining in with me for the Grammys that if she asked me to do something or if this rumor of her having a record deal is true and she reaches out to me, of course [I would work with her]," Cee Lo said.
The soulful musician is now starring in the new reality series "The Voice," which debuts April 26 on NBC, but he explained that the show isn't your average singing competition.
"These are blind auditions that we're doing," said Cee Lo. "We don't see them. We don't know them. We know nothing about these people. All that we can go off of is the way that they make us feel."
Cee Lo revealed that he believes his new show co-starring Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine is bringing music back to basics, saying the lately the music industry has focused on "product over passion."
"You have to have your priorities in a different order," said Cee Lo. "It should be vice versa. Quality should be your first concern."
Another major difference separating "The Voice" from every other vocal competition is that it features coaches as opposed to judges.
"Ultimately we do not judge," Cee Lo announced. "It is about the encouragement, the mentoring, the nurturing of a very potential star."
Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson were the ringleaders of fandemonium at the New York premiere of 'Water for Elephants' on Sunday.
After stopping to sign autographs, Reese said, "I think it's incredible because as movie actors we sort of work isolated and we don't get to see fans as often, so it's a nice experience to actually get to meet some of them and know they're excited for the film."
Smiling from ear to ear, newlywed Reese is excited to watch the early morning vows of Kate Middleton and Prince William. What advice does she have for the bride-to-be? "She's called me a lot and our conversations are super private, so I couldn't really talk about it on television," she joked.
Englishman Robert thinks the time of the ceremony in his native country should be "catered for the audience."
The big top gets pitched when 'Water for Elephants' opens in theaters on April 22.
On April 17, 2000 Oprah Winfrey held a party to celebrate the premiere issue of her new endeavor, O Magazine.
When asked why she decided to start a magazine even with her already busy schedule, Oprah said, "I decided to do a magazine because every day on the air I am blessed to speak to millions of women in this country and around the world but we thought with a magazine, the printed word, there is an opportunity to take, embrace, read, share, and review the words with yourself and with other people."
Gayle King, Stedman Graham, Martha Stewart, and Rosie O'Donnell were just a few of the high profile names in attendance at the party.
Check out the video to see this eventful day in Oprah's career.
Jumping way back to April 16, 1998, Tom Cruise was being honored by the Artists' Rights Foundation with their esteemed John Huston Award for Artists Rights.
According to the Artists' Rights Foundation’s website, this award is given to "Individuals who are dedicated to protecting the work of film artists from alteration and to ensuring that the artists' visions remain intact for future generations to enjoy."
The gala was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA and saw a number of high profile industry leaders in attendance with Brad Pitt, Steven Spielberg, and Jodie Foster as well as many others.
Watch this video to see a moment from this star studded gala.
Andy Samberg is hitting the May cover of Wired magazine, and he's got some unconventional guest stars in the photo shoot -- kittens!
In an article by Chris Hardwick, "How the Internet Saved Comedy," Andy gets candid about everything from his "SNL" audition, to his Lonely Island videos, to the time a guy in a bar walked up to him wearing a risque costume inspired by Andy's Emmy-winning digital short "D*** in a Box." Andy recalls, "One Halloween a guy saw me in a bar and was like, 'Dude, check it out!' He lifted up the box and there was a giant [sex toy] in it. And I was like, 'Yeah, you're not showing this to people, right? You're going to get arrested.'"
Watch to see Andy posing with his furry friends in wacky behind the scenes footage from the shoot.
No she didn't! Did Kate Hudson just steal Ginnifer Goodwin's man? Or is it the other way around? That's the premise of their new romantic comedy 'Something Borrowed,' co-starring Colin Egglesfield and John Krasinski, and we have a first look behind the scenes!
In theaters May 6, 'Something Borrowed' casts Kate and Ginnifer as Darcy and Rachel, longtime pals whose friendship is put to the test. Darcy is engaged to Dex, Rachel's law school buddy that she's had a long-standing crush on. When Rachel reveals her true feelings before the wedding, she and Dex unexpectedly end up in bed – and things get a lot more complicated. Krasinski plays Ethan, Rachel's constant confidante and sometimes conscience who harbors a secret crush of his own.
With "Dancing with the Stars" pro Karina Smirnoff taking it all off for the pages of Playboy's May issue, we time warp over the years with the stars that have posed for Hef's timeless magazine, from Pamela Anderson to Denise Richards. Watch the revealing vid!
Yesterday, ABC announced that they are canceling two of their long-running soap operas, "One Life to Live" and "All My Children." Kelly Ripa cut her teeth acting on the latter show, and on "Live! With Regis & Kelly" she shared that Thursday "was the worst day."
"I grew up on 'All My Children'; I mean I grew up as a person," she said. "I worked there, I grew up watching 'One Life to Live,' so it was a very sad, sad day for me."
Watch the video to hear Kelly's emotional commentary.
Today's Paparazzi round-up features Courteney Cox and Kim Kardashian posing for photogs in New York and Katy Perry stopping by a convenience store with her sister.
Courteney signs autographs and delights the photogs by turning and striking a pose after an appearance on ABC's "Good Morning America."
Kim is stunning in red as she's snapped arriving for an appearance on a New York morning news show.
Katy decides to stay in the car and avoid paparazzi questions while her sister makes a purchase inside a Los Angeles convenience store.
Brandy celebrated her best friend Winter's birthday at Boa steakhouse in Beverly Hills Tuesday night, but before she could party, she had to pass through a police DUI checkpoint.
Watch the video to see Brandy give her friend a chance to shine, as well as share her opinions on this season's "Dancing with the Stars," "American Idol" – and what she's doing now!
TheInsider.com is with "Glee" star Matthew Morrison as he steps into the studio to perform music from his debut solo album.
Matthew recorded the album -- which includes duets with Elton John and Gwyneth Paltrow -- in London, New York and Los Angeles during breaks from shooting the FOX hit in which he plays eternally optimistic high school teacher and glee club director Will Schuester.
The star says snagging some big names for the album was huge for him and in Gwyneth's case it helped that she guest starred on "Glee." "Gwyneth was kind of a natural progression, from her just being on the show, and that was kind of an easy ask because we became really great friends."
Matthew said he was surprised he ended up doing such a diverse album. "It was just such an amazing experience, and something that I didn't really know what I was getting myself into. When I thought if I would ever do an album, being from Broadway, I thought it would be a standards album, or some kind of Broadway album. But this is really what I wanted to do."
The actor/musician -- who recently premiered his debut single "Summer Rain" -- says he thinks the album will have something for everybody. "There are some songs you can rock out to, I think there are some songs you can hear at the club, there are some songs that make you cry. It's a sensitive, rock, funky album."
Watch the video to see Matthew in action at the AOL Music studios while filming an episode of "Sessions," which will be streaming on AOL Music beginning May 2. Matthew's self-titled debut album hits stores May 10 and he embarks on a nationwide tour beginning June 18.