April 24, 2011
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.
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!
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.
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.
From L.A. to D.C., check out the stars out and about on this edition of GPS!
In D.C., we caught Charlie Sheen leaving the DAR Constitution Hall last night, surrounded by fans and press, as he boarded his "Violent Torpedo" tour bus after his lackluster show.
Fresh off her "Dancing with the Stars" elimination, Petra Nemcova was spotted leaving the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" set in Hollywood and the ousted star even stopped to sign autographs for fans.
Prince William travels to Botswana with his brother and best man Prince Harry, giving lessons in charity and having fun.
The princes made their first official tour of the African nation for the Tusk Trust organization which focuses on protecting wildlife on the continent.
"My mother instilled in Harry and I from a very young age that being grounded was very important," Prince William said in an interview with Ben Fogle for BBC America. "And for me I've really tried to keep that going and I know Harry has as well."
Prince William is a patron of Tusk Trust, which also promotes education.
"Prince William's Africa" premieres on BBC America this Sunday.
Nicole Dabeau has touched down in the birthplace of punk rock music, Camden Town. However, our colorful correspondent didn't come for the history lesson; she came for their famous market district.
With shops and foods from around the world, it's no wonder this popular bazaar gets over 150,000 visitors a week, making it London's fourth largest tourist attraction.
Check out Nicole taking a mini-tour of the sprawling marketplace!
"Dancing With the Stars" co-host Brooke Burke announced Tuesday night that Mark Ballas will perform a routine on next week's results show to the vocal accompaniment of rumored girlfriend, and ex-American Idol contestant Pia Toscano. When "Insider" correspondent Christina McLarty pressed him for details, Mark alluded to the possibility of a duet.
Mark neither confirmed nor denied a collaboration with Pia, rather he responded with a hopeful "perhaps," adding that he "wouldn't mind playing some guitar for her."
An emotional Petra Nemcova found the bright side of her elimination, calling the show "a life changing experience" that gave her the opportunity to make new friends, adding that she feels " its not the ending, it's the beginning of a beautiful chapter."
A visibly relieved Kendra Wilkinson confessed she believed this was their week to "go to 'Kimmel'."
Check out the video for more backstage action, and be sure to tune in next Monday for "guilty pleasure week."
"Dancing with the Stars" airs Mondays and Tuesdays on ABC.
Gwyneth Paltrow is proving she can do it all, from acting to singing and now cooking! The Academy Award-winning actress is showing that writing a cookbook isn't out of her range and took her talents to "The Rachael Ray Show" on Wednesday.
Having written 18 cookbooks in her day, Rachael Ray would know a thing or two about navigating through the kitchen. The vibrant host had nothing but high praises for Gwyneth's book, My Father's Daughter, as she called her book "incredibly charming," with the food "beautiful, clean, easy and accessible." Gwyneth, being the graceful lady she is, gave thanks to her father and the years of family dinners that led her to craft this literary gem.
See what else Gwyneth and Rachael cook up in the video!
On April 20, 1994, John Wayne Bobbitt was busy working on his very own adult film titled 'John Wayne Bobbitt: Uncut.'
After his much publicized marital troubles with wife Lorena Bobbitt, John made this film and another pornographic film in 1996. John describes this film as a way to get his story out by recreating much of his life and marriage…with a few extra sordid scenes thrown in for good measure.
In the interview, John talks about working after his surgery, which he describes as a "medical miracle."
Check out the video to see this classic interview with Mr. Bobbitt on the set of his X-rated film.
Could Kirstie Alley's dancing partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy be secretly married?
Then, how will Prince William and Kate Middleton's marriage save the Royal Monarchy?
Plus, the Backstory of Princes William and Harry.
And an in depth look at Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King's friendship -- Next "Insider"!
Petra Nemcova's survival instincts would have come in handy on "Dancing With the Stars." The courageous tsunami survivor was eliminated on Tuesday night.
Putting on a brave face as the news sunk in, the model said, "It's been a life changing journey." Partner Dmitry Chaplin also commended her for her progress since she first strapped on dancing shoes.
Though not necessarily in the bottom three, Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Chris Jericho & Cheryl Burke were left in jeopardy until the very end of the show. Saved, those two couples will join the five other remaining pairings on Monday night's "Dancing With the Stars" on ABC.
Sometimes production doesn't always go as planned. TheInsider.com's Nicole Dabeau and her production crew found out last minute that the 6:00 P.M. London premiere of 'Arthur' was happening at a location nearly an hour outside the city at The O2 Arena cinemas.
Panicked and frenzied, they hopped from a gridlocked cab, to the claustrophobic rush hour tube (subway) to finally make it to the premiere where they witnessed a very affectionate Katy Perry and Russell Brand on their premiere date night.
Check out the video to see Nicole's panic attack as she rushed to cover the event and you can keep up with Nicole's crazy times in London by following @NicoleDabeau on Twitter.
Drew Barrymore has been in the biz for more than 35 years, and walked a lot of red carpets, but we aren't complaining - her ever-changing style is a wondrous thing to behold.
Let's rewind the clock on Drew, and check out a few of her best and worst red-carpet moments!
Check out clips from Monday's late night musical performances!
• Everest performed their song "Let Go" from their album On Approach on "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" on CBS.
• Jessie J continued her late night media blitz, appearing with her song "Price Tag" from her album Who You Are on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"on ABC.
• Belgian girls choir Scala & Kolacny Brothers hit the stage at "Conan" on TBS to perform their famous rendition of Radiohead's "Creep," which was used in 'The Social Network' trailer.
Hugh Jackman is leading the new poverty awareness campaign by The Global Poverty Project, known as Live Below The Line.
For this new campaign, Jackman is asking people to live on only $1.50 a day for five days. Jackman says that this is the amount of money that 1.4 billion people worldwide live on for their entire lives.
The Global Poverty Project is hoping that the awareness created from this campaign will help educate and inspire people to become leaders in the global movement to end extreme poverty.
Watch the video to hear Jackman speak about this worthy cause.
Today's edition of Paparazzi GPS features Rob Pattinson being mobbed by fans in NYC and Courteney Cox stepping out in Hollywood.
Other stars spotted out and about include gracious newlywed Reese Witherspoon, recently voted-off "American Idol" contestant Paul McDonald, "Dancing with the Stars" dancer Karina Smirnoff, and more.
TheInsider.com is in London and caught up with a few of the look-alikes who danced in a royal wedding spoof video that went viral!
Prince Harry look-alike Elliott Gibson -- who has been playing Harry for about nine years while holding down a day job in banking -- says the video filmed at London's St Bartholomew the Great church was as fun to make as it is for people to watch.
"This one was pretty fun actually, everyone was in good spirits, the audience was great, and we had the freedom to fiddle around with the dance music a bit." He says he's never met Prince Harry in person and jokes that if it ever happened, "I'd probably hope he doesn't try and hit me over the stuff I've done over the years."
When asked whether playing Prince Harry has resulted in dates the royal look-alike admits it has: "I've actually met a lot of girls while doing Prince Harry look-alike jobs."
Mary Reynolds, the woman who plays the queen in the video, has been making "royal" appearances for 23 years and says she's a huge fan of Queen Elizabeth II, whom she is mistaken for all the time, even when she's not working. "It's quite incredible at times, even at times when I think I don't look at all like her, like when I go to my local supermarket and someone will say to me, 'Has anyone ever told you?' I say, yes."
She says she will definitely be watching the royal wedding if she is not working and that she's most looking forward to seeing Kate's dress, tiara and hairdo.
Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller appeared in court today regarding custody of their sons Bob and Max.
Arriving at court in a Rolls Royce driven by a chauffeur, with one of his goddesses Natalie Kenly, he was greeted with well-wishes of "Good Luck" by the paparazzi.
The court session has ended for the day, and multiple news sources are reporting that nothing has changed in the custody agreement meaning Mueller will maintain primary legal and physical custody of their children.
Watch the video to see Sheen's and Mueller's arrivals at court.