May 02, 2011
As the world reacts to the killing of terror suspect Osama Bin Laden, TheInsider.com takes a look back at what Charlie Sheen, Queen Latifah and others were saying in the immediate aftermath of the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001.
Sheen explained how difficult it was for the cast and crew of his then-show "Spin City" to go back to work and attempt comedy in the aftermath of 9/11. The actor also said the nation needed to heal and expressed hope that eventually justice would prevail. "I guess all we can do is pray and hope that as the military goes back to work, that some justice will prevail -- on some level."
Queen Latifah wondered how the attack happened and said America needed to find new ways to deal with terrorists. "I'm trying to understand why this wasn't prevented. Did we get lazy? Did we get complacent? Do we have a big head about who we are as Americans, that we kind of thought no one would have the guts to do this to us? If people want something bad enough, they're going to do what they have to do. And I just feel like we have to do what we have to do right now. We're Americans, bottom line, we've go to protect America."
Watch the video to also hear actress Kathleen Turner explain why she quickly mobilized after the attacks to provide and distribute food to a variety of workers near New York's Ground Zero.
The stars were out in droves over the weekend and we have all of the fun footage in this edition of paparazzi roundup.
Katy Perry was spotted giving high fives to her young fans in Australia while promoting her perfume Purr.
Britney Spears and ex-husband Kevin Federline were snapped by the paps watching their son play baseball.
Check out the video to see two of your favorite "Dancing With The Stars" pros and two of your favorite "Glee" stars!
Chris Hemsworth brings the mighty Marvel Comics character 'Thor' to the big screen this Friday, and the Aussie star reveals the best part about getting to play a superhero.
"Getting to wear a cape and a big, beautiful costume is fun," Chris tells Christina McLarty of "The Insider," adding that his intense workout for the role included "buckets of protein."
Anthony Hopkins plays Thor's father, Odin, in the action fantasy, and the Oscar-winning actor jokes that he worked as Chris' personal trainer. As for working with his young co-star, Hopkins offers, "The great thing about Chris, apart from his talent and he looks terrific, I think he's a great, powerful star/actor."
'Thor,' in theaters and IMAX this Friday in 3D, finds the Norse God of Thunder cast out of the realm of Asgard to Earth for his arrogance. Taken under the wing of scientist Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and her assistant Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings), Thor must defend his new friends from menacing forces sent by the wicked Loki (Tom Hiddleston). The film is directed by Kenneth Branagh.
In the short amount of time it took "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" actress to become "Gossip Girl" superstar, Blake Lively transformed into a certified fashion goddess.
Let's rewind the clock on Blake, and check out a few of her best and worst red-carpet moments!
On May 2, 1997, Will Smith was busy filming the music video to his smash hit "Men In Black" from the film of the same title.
Smith's popular single went platinum in a number of countries and also hit #1 on US Billboard Hot 100 Airplay charts.
Not only was the single a hit, but the film 'Men In Black' grossed nearly $600 million at the box office.
Check out the video to see Will Smith in action on the set of this classic music video.
Chelsea Kane has gone from unassuming Disney star to competitive powerhouse during this season of "Dancing with the Stars" as she revealed in an interview during her rehearsal for this week's paso doble.
"Now that you can kind of see the light at the end of the tunnel, I want to go all the way," said Chelsea. "So hopefully we do."
Chelsea revealed the sacrifices she's had to make for the sake of the mirror ball trophy, saying, "My social life has definitely taken a backseat to the show... We did the math the other day that we've been rehearsing for, like, over 50 straight days. So you're starting to get to that point where your body's a little tired."
That wear and tear showed during Chelsea and Mark Ballas' first team rehearsal with last week.
"Tuesday night we were all pretty exhausted from the live show and I literally spent most of [the rehearsal] just trying to stop everybody from fighting," said Chelsea, who was named troupe leader. "We have a great team and an awesome song, so I'm excited."
Chelsie Hightower, Romeo, Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff make up Chelsea and Mark's squad, which will dance to a song by Lady Gaga.
Watch "Dancing with the Stars" Monday on ABC.
The stars came out in full force for a good cause Friday, April 29, 2011 to attend the 18th Annual Race to Erase MS event co-chaired by Nancy Davis and Tommy Hilfiger.
Paris Hilton, who is a regular attendee to the annual event, has a personal stake in the cause because she "lost a grandmother to the disease years ago." As a result, finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis became "something that's very close to [her] heart."
ET's Samantha Harris was also in attendance, marking the second time she has participated citing "friends and family who are afflicted" as the reason she finds herself involved with the cause. Samantha, Raven Symone, and "DWTS" pro Cheryl Burke are just a few of the many celebrities participating in this year's celebrity fashion show, which will offer a sneak preview of Tommy Hilfiger's new "Andrew Charles" clothing line.
One of the notable items up for auction this year is a custom, Kate Middleton inspired wedding gown designed exclusively by A.B.S. Designer Allen Schwartz.
The annual Race to Erase MS gala event raises funds for research to find the cause and ultimate cure for Multiple Sclerosis. It is the hope of the Foundation that in addition to combating MS through research in a clinical environment, awareness will be created by educating the public about this mysterious disease.
What happened during William and Kate's honeymoon weekend? When will they start a family?
Then, the official wedding photos from inside the reception -- and what William really whispered to Kate during the ceremony!
Plus, our countdown to Oprah's goodbye...
And after Kirstie Alley's "Dancing with the Stars" comeback, can she survive another week? Next "Insider"!
Back on May 1, 2003, Bea Arthur, Betty White, and Rue McClanahan had gathered together again for a "Golden Girls" reunion. Estelle Getty, who played Sophia, was not able to be a part of the reunion.
Despite the show having ended 11 years prior, all three of the women talked about how they were still receiving fan mail, and from the strangest of places: Sri Lanka, Kuala Lumpur and Fiji as well as many others.
Watch the video to watch the "Golden Girls" talk about this memorable reunion.
Jumping back to April 30, 1998 The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, held a fashion show to raise money for her charity, Chances For Children, which raised money for children in need in America.
Sarah said that she started the charity because "it was time I gave back and I decided to start Chances For Children in New York…because we thought it was time to give back to the American people who give so much to the institutes of Great Britain."
At the event, the models walked down the runway and showed off numerous dresses by designer Pamela Dennis.
Check out the video to watch Sarah in action, raising money for needy children.
The Insider.com's Nicole Dabeau is having tea with The Queen! Granted, it's not the official Queen of England, but rather Dame Vesta Bules, one of the U.K.'s most in-demand drag queens! Watch the fun video.
Dame Vesta Bules' dance card as drag Queen Elizabeth II has been booked since the royal wedding frenzy hit fever pitch. On her blog, she calls herself "a European Royalty Expert, comedienne, writer, performer and only friend of [controversial U.K. broadcaster] Eamonn Holmes," and writes, "Her knowledge has been shared with tens of people around the world and now she shares it with you."
Watch the video to find out the origins of high tea and the sandwich straight from the mouth of the Dame herself.
You can keep up with all of Nicole's wild London adventures by following @NicoleDabeau on Twitter.
From the East to West Coast, check out some of your favorite celebs out and about in this edition of GPS!
First, we caught Sofia Vergara outside of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" in Hollywood last night waving to hordes of fans and paparazzi.
"Glee" stars Cory Monteith and Mark Salling took a break from shooting to check out hats at the Lids store in Times Square yesterday while Chris Colfer chatted with fans and onlookers.
Kate Hudson gets quickly escorted to her car after leaving Goldie Hawn's Foundation Launch Party in NYC last night, while in Hollywood, Jennifer Love Hewitt got similar treatment as she headed to the TCM Classic Film Festival.
Finally, we see Will Ferrell showing love to fans and signing autographs at the 'Everything Must Go' premiere in NYC.
How does the average person get around London during the Royal Wedding? By foot, car, etc., but TheInsider.com's Nicole Dabeau is choosing the next best option: by bike!
With a last-minute call to get to Buckingham Palace, Nicole beckons a trusty bike ride to whisk her through the packed streets of London. Watch the video to see if she gets to the famed landmark in time!
With the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in the books, "The Insider"'s Royal correspondent, Sharon Osbourne, talks to Kevin Frazier and CBS Royal correspondent Victoria Arbiter about the bride's fashion.
While Sharon had mostly positive reviews about Kate's attire, she did think that she could have taken a bigger risk on such a special day in her life.
Check out the video to hear what Sharon thinks the couple could have done to be less subtle on their big day.
Following post-nuptial pleasantries at Buckingham Palace, newlyweds William and Kate (now known as The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) left for Clarence House with Will at the wheel of his father's convertible Aston Martin. Watch the video!
With the 007-inspired car decked out in ribbons, balloons and a license plate that read JU5T WED, the royal couple waved to the crowd, tailed by a Range Rover and accompanied above by a Search and Rescue helicopter in a special fly past. William is a serving Search and Rescue pilot, based in Anglesey, Wales.
The Seychelles blue Aston Martin Volante DB6 MKII has been owned by The Prince of Wales since 1969 and was converted in 2008 to run on sustainable fuel -- E85 bioethanol, made from English wine wastage -- at the request of Prince Charles.
Excited onlookers watch and cheer as Prince William and Kate Middleton make the journey in a royal horse-drawn carriage from their wedding ceremony at London's Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace.
Watch the video to see the couple smiling and waving to the huge crowd after appearing on the palace balcony, where they eventually shared the traditional post-wedding kiss!
Prince William and Kate Middleton said "I do" and we have all of the romantic highlights from inside the ceremony!
The headline-making couple made it official Friday morning in London and we have the video of everything from Kate's walk down the aisle with her father Michael, to the bride and groom reciting their vows, to the pair exiting Westminster Abbey to the cheering crowd.
For all of your royal wedding news, check out ETonline.com's minisite!
Looking sharp in their military gear, groom-to-be Prince William and his brother/best man Prince Harry arrived to Westminster Abbey among a throng of well-wishers. Not far behind was Kate Middleton, looking gorgeous in her both modern and classic lace Alexander McQueen gown.
Watch the video to see the madness!
Get ready to be blown away! The Transformers are back this summer in the highly anticipated, explosive third installment of Michael Bay's blockbuster franchise – and we have a first look at the trailer!
After a 40-year secret is revealed, Shia LaBeouf, new onscreen girlfriend Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel and Tyrese Gibson face an alien invasion which may mean the end of Earth as we know it. As they wage war on the streets of Chicago, can the Autobots save us from the evil Decepticons?
Patrick Dempsey, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand and John Turturro also star.
'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' explodes into theaters everywhere in 3D July 1.
The carriage! The ceremony! The gown! Sharon Osbourne and Kevin Frazier has everything you missed from the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate!
Then, the newlyweds' first public appearance at Buckingham Palace!
And what happened at the late-night reception? Next "Insider"!
Casey Abrams' second chance at "American Idol" glory has come to an abrupt end. Host Ryan Seacrest alluded to a shocking elimination by opening the show with the disclaimer, "A lot of fans are going to be disappointed with tonight's result."
The jazz-influenced artist held his head high as he sang his swan song, "I Put a Spell on You." Casey made his rounds, hugging each judge and high fiving audience members.
This is not the first time the voters didn't pull Casey through. Towards the beginning of the finals, the judges unanimously decided to use their one save of the season to breathe new life into Casey's talents.
The remaining contestants will bring music to your ears when "American Idol" returns to Fox next Wednesday.
Justin Bieber's adolescence has been far from ordinary but he proved to be just one of the guys in this exclusive sneak peek of 'Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory.'
Boxing, hooping and talking trash, the teen heartthrob went on a rampage inside Dyrdek's famous warehouse.
"I was trying to inspire [Bieber] to be like, 'You gotta be crazy,"' said Dyrdek. But the Biebs needed little instruction as shown in our exclusive clip of this never-before-seen footage.
Watch the entire episode dedicated to show outtakes when it airs on Monday at 10:30 PM ET/PT on MTV.
It's been an unbelievable last few years for multi-platinum artist Taylor Swift. With lightning speed, this country girl was everywhere. From the CMAs to the AMAs and on to the Grammys she continues to rock it with a unique style, all her own.
Let's rewind the clock on Taylor, and check out a few of her best and worst red carpet moments!
As Prince William's dream-like wedding approaches, he and his brother Prince Harry made fans' dreams come true, greeting the mob camped outside their father's estate.
"We came upon Clarence House and all of a sudden the gates opened and both princes came walking out to say hello to the crowd," said Emily Houdeshell, who believed that the princes were having their last dinner with their father Prince Charles and his wife Camilla before the big day tomorrow. "The were just so relaxed and so congenial and gracious."
We're told that the admiring crowd, fitted out in costumes, sleeping bags and tents, erupted at the appearance of William and Harry.
"They were very appreciative that there was so many people out here to cheer -- Harry especially -- to cheer his brother on," said another onlooker. "And then when Will came around, he was saying... 'Keep your coats on. It's going to be very cold tonight.'"
The royals seem to be the only ones not particularly affected by the excitement. Harry displayed his sense of humor telling fans that he hopes not to "fluff" his lines during the ceremony.
Khloe Kardashian is set to get some upsetting news on this week's episode of "Khloe and Lamar."
In this clip from the show, her assistant Malika confesses that she no longer wants to work for Khloe.
Watch for more and tune in to "Khloe and Lamar" this Sunday, May 1, to see the full episode.
Check out these clips from some of Wednesday's late night performances!
· The legendary Buddy Guy performed his song "74 Years Young" from his critically-acclaimed album Living Proof on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
· Augustana continues their late night push, stopping by the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" stage to perform "Steal Your Heart" from their new self-titled album.
· Lykke Li was on "Last Call with Carson Daly" to perform her song "I Follow Rivers" from her album Wounded Rhymes.
From across the pond to here in the states, here's another edition of GPS!
First, cameras caught Prince William and Kate Middleton leaving Westminster Abbey with family members yesterday after a rehearsal for their widely anticipated wedding this Friday.
Kate Hudson received warm congratulations for her engagement from the paparazzi when she arrived at the Tribeca Hotel in NYC yesterday.
Christina Aguilera arrived at BOA Steakhouse in L.A. with beau Matt Rutler for dinner last night, with paps giving the singer kudos on her new show "The Voice."
Pinkies up! Kevin Frazier and Sharon Osbourne are enjoying high tea with Piers Morgan, and the CNN talk-show host is sharing some juicy royal wedding tidbits -- including royal honeymoon details!
Watch the video as the fellow Brits introduce Kevin to the English tradition of high tea -- complete with crumpets and cucumber sandwiches – while they chat up everything royal and tradition!
Earlier today, Kate Middleton was seen arriving at The Goring Hotel in a black jaguar, accompanied by a police escort. Kate's sister Pippa and mother Carole were also seen with her.
Kate arrived at the hotel to cheers from a large crowd that had gathered to catch a glimpse of the bride-to-be. Before entering the hotel, Kate talked with some fans, and then waved to the crowd of people.
This is quite possibly the last public sighting of Kate before the wedding tomorrow morning.
Watch the video to catch a glimpse of Kate before her wedding day.
"The Insider" investigates Princess Diana's plastic surgery rumors. Plus, and Sharon Osbourne shows off her British digs in an exclusive tour on the next "Insider."
Hilary Duff has come a long way from her fresh-faced "Lizzie McGuire" days. With her hands in everything from TV, Movies, Music and Fashion, this busy girl has mastered a unique sense of style to fit any press event.
Let's rewind the clock on Hilary, and check out a few of her best and worst red carpet moments!
Jumping back to April 28, 2000, 'N Sync was filming a fake movie premiere to drum up support for an as-yet-unfilmed movie they were planning to start shooting the following year.
Justin Timberlake, Joey Fatone, JC Chasez, Lance Bass, and Chris Kirkpatrick walked the fake red carpet and even did some interviews in front of hundreds of screaming fans.
The 'N Sync fans were brought in by winning tickets from local radio stations to act as if they were at a real movie premiere with the band.
Real premiere or not, the hysteria around the band was not fake.
Check out the video to revisit a time when boy bands were the hottest talents in America.