May 10, 2011
Rosie O'Donnell is gearing up for her all-new show on Oprah's OWN network, and we're time warping back to 1992, when Rosie was just breaking into feature films with a role in 'A League of Their Own' opposite such stars as Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna.
Of watching herself onscreen, Rosie confided, "It's very awkward. It seems like it's not a real movie to me when I'm in it."
She also explained that she hoped to use stand-up comedy as a stepping stone to acting: "I wanted to be more of a comedic actress more than a stand-up comic, and I thought stand-up comedy would provide me the opportunity to segue into acting, and thankfully it has done that," said Rosie.
With TV's long-awaited upfront presentations less than a week away, TheInsider.com gets a breakdown from TV Guide Magazine's senior critic Matt Roush on which shows are likely to return in the fall and which ones could be axed.
Among the shows Matt thinks are "on the bubble" this time around: ABC's drama "Brothers & Sisters," NBC's "The Event," "Law & Order: Los Angeles" and "Chuck." Those likely to return include: ABC's "Desperate Housewives," CBS's police drama "Blue Bloods" and NBC's "Harrys' Law" and "Parenthood."
At CBS, while the "CSI" crime drama franchise has been hugely successful, Matt said it might be the end of the road for the network's New York-themed show. "'CSI: NY' has been around awhile and CBS has a history of taking some of their long-running crime shows and just retiring them so they can bring new ones on the schedule, and that may happen to 'CSI: NY.' It just may be its time to go," he said. The CBS shows "The Defenders" and "$#*! My Dad Says" are also long shots to come back, according to Matt.
Watch the video to hear more predictions for show cancellations and to hear about the prospects for bringing "Charlie's Angels" back to TV!
With the recent announcement that former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver are separating after 25 years of marriage, The Insider has footage of an undoubtedly happier time together – their wedding day on April 26, 1986 at the St. Francis Xavier Church in Hyannis, Massachusetts.
In our footage, Arnold and Maria are seen walking out of the church for the first time as a married couple, Maria in a lace, puff sleeve wedding gown. Arnold proudly shows off his new bride, cameras flashing, as they are whisked away into their white limo.
A massive crowd also cheers at the celebrity wedding guests, which includes Maria's uncle the late Ted Kennedy, iconic artist Andy Warhol, Diane Sawyer, the late John F. Kennedy, Jr. and his mother, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Check out the video to see footage of their fairy tale wedding.
Spanish-born actress Penelope Cruz has been in the biz since the tender age of 15, but it wasn't until 2001's 'Vanilla Sky' that Cruz gained world-wide recognition. It's been a whirlwind of red carpets since, and this beauty has taken to the glamor like a fish to water.
Let's rewind the clock on Penelope, and check out a few of her best and worst fashion moments!
Hines hasn't exactly jumped on board with the idea of a "Cops" themed dance in light of last week's run in with the police, but with The Insider's Christina McLarty as instigator, Ward may just warm up to it eventually.
Ward considered Christina's proposition, conceding that a step in that direction may skyrocket his "bad boy" status to the likes of dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
Romeo Miller and Chelsie Hightower both found the idea "awesome," and Ralph Macchio took it a step further with the suggestion that Hines incorporate handcuffs in his future routine.
Play the video to hear everything the cast had to say about Ward's run-in with the police.
Watch an all-new "Dancing with the Stars," tonight on ABC.
The final five of "Dancing with the Stars" -- will Kirstie Alley be the first to go?
Then, the Pippa Middleton topless photos -- will there be a royal backlash?
Plus, a first look at Katy Perry as Smurfette -- and Rosie O'Donnell's Backstory before her OWN debut. Next "Insider"!
How did your faves rank on the "Dancing with the Stars" scoreboard tonight?
Here's the "Dancing with the Stars" scoreboard for season 12 so far! Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas won over the judges not only once, but twice on Monday night. The Disney star was "over the moon" after receiving two 10's for her first dance. That one extra perfect score set her one point above Hines Ward and Kym Johnson after all the couples completed two dances. Each pair was challenged with thinking on their feet by whipping together a last-minute instant dance in addition to their fully choreographed routine.
Ralph Macchio courageously persevered through "acute pain." The scores were not so sympathetic, leaving him predominantly below his opponents.
|Sugar Ray Leonard
The latest "American Idol" eliminated contestant Jacob Lusk met up with The Insider and touched on a variety of topics, from his fashion sense to his visit with Regis and Kelly (where he thinks he would be a suitable fill-in when Regis retires), but went in-depth on his perception of why he was ejected.
"I would have sang 'Ain't No Way' by Aretha Franklin or 'A Change is Gonna Come' by Sam Cooke," the former "Idol" contestant said. "If I sang a different song, I'd still be there."
Despite hindsight doubts on his song selection, the outspoken singer remained full of confidence. Lusk conveyed his excitement for the upcoming "American Idol" live tour and his upcoming album, something he claims the people are "thirsty" for.
As for his untimely exit, Lusk summed it up with this pointed declaration: "Top five out of 125,000 people is not a bad place to be."
Click to hear Jacob reveal more in our video!
Denise Richards dished about the paparazzi, motherhood and being an active animal lover to our Brooke Anderson over this Mother's Day weekend. We caught up with the former Mrs. Sheen as she was hosting the Nintendogs and Cats Event in Beverly Hills.
Opening up about protecting her daughters Sam and Lola Rose, Denise told us, "You know sometimes the paparazzi get difficult but they are also very respectful if I ask them certain things not to ask. The hard thing is they would try to ask questions about their dad in front of them...(my kids) are in an age where they can hear things. So that part is hard." She continues, "a lot of people say they don't look happy in paparazzi pictures, which they don't, but they don't like getting their picture taken!"
How does Denise handle the challenge of balancing a career and being a single mother in Hollywood? "You just do. I don't think of anything as really balanced. I kind of think of it as organized chaos. It's keeping a very harmonious home in the midst of all the chaos is all I hope for, but it's basically just prioritizing."
Denise is also releasing a book this summer titled, "The Real Girl Next Door," and you may be surprised to find out that it's, "not a solicitous tell-all," but more inspirational. She continues, "I went through so much in a real short period of time and I was at my rock bottom and want to give anyone that is in the situation I was in, or something similar, hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel." Denise got hit with a trifecta of problems, "a lot of people relate to divorce and death and career, losing your job. I had all three happen at once. It was really hard, but I got through it and it definitely made me stronger."
The weekend event was far from somber though. Denise was so, "flattered and honored that they asked me to host. A lot of people know that I am a huge animal lover and do a lot of rescue work so I was glad they reached out." Just don't ask her how many dogs she is currently caring for. " I am renting a home while I remodel and I don't think my landlord knows how many I have so I don't really want to put that out there."
On May 8, 2006, magician and illusionist David Blaine was about to perform one of his most dangerous stunts to date.
Blaine had been submerged in a water filled globe for an entire week while wearing an oxygen mask. Visitors to New York City's Lincoln Center courtyard stopped by to wave to Blaine and pose for photos next to him. This week spent in the globe was only the first of two parts for his latest stunt.
On May 8, he took his oxygen mask off, held his breath for 4 whole minutes, and then began to unchain himself from the bottom of the globe.
Check out the video to see what happened to Blaine as he attempted this challenge.
It's down to the final five couples on "Dancing with the Stars", and The Insider's Brooke Anderson was behind the scenes with the youngest pair of the season, Romeo and Chelsie Hightower, as they put in some rehearsal time for tonight's show.
Despite a grueling 45 hour a week rehearsal schedule, the two were in good spirits, Romeo especially grateful for making it to the top five of the show's 12th season.
"I'm just grateful to still be here. I never thought I would've been here eight weeks," Romeo says. "It definitely shows that anything is possible with hard work, and I have a great teacher."
Speaking of Chelsie, Romeo adds, "I'm not complaining [about the hours of dance practice], you know, I want to win this thing for her. I think she deserves that trophy."
In addition to competing on this season's "Dancing with the Stars," Romeo is also promoting his film 'Jumping the Broom', out now.
"Just don't sleep," Romeo laughs, when asked about how he juggles his time. "My favorite quote now is 'sleep when you're dead,'" he jokes.
And although he shares that eliminating a dancing duo every week is like "losing a family member", it doesn't stop him from showing our cameras his competitive edge.
"I love you Kirstie [Alley], but I'm coming for you," Romeo smiles. Check out our backstage footage of "Team RomeTower" rehearsing for tonight's "Dancing with the Stars".
The stars made themselves known over the weekend and we have all the fun footage in this Paparazzi Roundup.
Mom-to-be (for the second time) Jessica Alba spent Mother's Day in Los Angeles at a cooking class with her hubby Cash Warren while Selena Gomez performed a Cheryl Cole song at a gig in Southern California.
Meanwhile, Lindsay Lohan was spotted at her photographer friend Tyler Shields' photo exhibit, "Life is Not a Fairytale."
Check out the video to see the stars in action!
It seems there's no love lost between Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul.
Just moments after it was confirmed that Paula will in fact be a judge on "The X Factor" alongside Simon, "L.A." Reid and Cheryl Cole, the two were seen hugging and kissing as they both arrived at The X Factor Premiere in Los Angeles. An affectionate Paula even wrapped a leg around Simon, as she held his face with both hands.
But their love-hate relationship quickly went back into its old routine, as Simon couldn't resist teasing Paula by calling her name like a dog.
Check out their sweet reunion caught on camera.
The Insider.com takes you behind the scenes for Nicole Scherzinger and rapper 50 Cent's new music video for Nicole's single "Right There."
The single is to be released in the U.S. this summer off Nicole's newest album, Killer Love. The hip-shaking video features a scantily clad Nicole dancing in a variety of locations from clubs to an empty aqueduct from with a bevy of gorgeous gals and 50 Cent.
The Pussycat Doll and "Dancing with the Stars" champion said collaborating with 50 Cent made all the difference on this project. "Man, when I heard 50 on it, it just sounded like a classic record to me and I was like 'This is beautiful. This is something special and the song is, the song feels really good."
Nicole, who was named over the weekend as a host of Simon Cowell's upcoming competition show "The X Factor," is pleased with the new record. "This is the perfect first single for me because it's not trying too hard, it feels really good, the song. I love the tempo, I love the feel, the vibe, and it's got this really great island rhythm to it," says the singer, whose roots stem from Hawaii, Ukraine and the Philippines.
Watch the video to get a glimpse of Nicole's kick-ass dance moves and to see what tricks were used during the filming.
When it was announced that Tina Fey would be hosting "SNL," many were wondering "will she or won't she" step back into the Palin power suit. This weekend, she answered those questions with a resounding "yes" in a hilarious reprisal of her infamous parody of the former vice-presidential candidate.
The sketch depicts Sarah Palin in an undeclared Republican candidate debate for the 2012 presidential election which has her head to head with Donald Trump, played by "SNL" alum Darrell Hammond.
Fey, as Palin, pokes fun at Sarah's feud with Katie Couric, as well as the surprising announcement that she has a cameo in 'The Hangover 3.'
Watch the video to catch Tina Fey bring on the laughs, and don't miss an all-new "Saturday Night Live," next Saturday on NBC.
Back on May 9th, 2001, Destiny's Child was filming the video for their hit song "Bootylicious."
The girls teamed up with Stevie Nicks, of Fleetwood Mac fame, for the video. A sample of Nicks' song "Edge of Seventeen" served as the beat for "Bootylicious," and Nicks appeared in the video playing guitar to the sampled music.
Talking about asking Nicks to be a part of their video, the singers thought it wouldn't be possible originally. "We were a little scared. Before we met her, we were scared, but when she walked in she was so warm it was like, you've got to do our video," singer Beyonce Knowles said.
Check out the video for an interview with Destiny's Child and behind-the-scenes footage from this classic music video.
Exclusive shots of topless Pippa Middleton!
Plus, Kirstie Alley's possible last week on "Dancing."
Then, Sharon Osbourne shows off her lavish home -- next "Insider"!
"The Insider"'s Christina McLarty got in the middle of all the madness at the Disneyland premiere of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' where Johnny Depp was hauled away from our red carpet interview.
Johnny tried his best to answer Christina's questions, but was dragged away by associates on both sides.
The Golden Globe winner dons his red bandanna and eye shadow for the fourth time, playing Captain Jack Sparrow in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.' But this time Jack is after a bigger prize than the heart of Davy Jones or a chest of gold coins. Now Jack has set his sights on the Fountain of Youth.
Penelope Cruz joined Johnny on this newest installment of the 'Pirates' franchise and gave hints toward another addition to the sequel.
"I will go to the end of the world with Rob [Marshall] and Johnny," Penelope said after admitting that she doesn't "know anything about the fifth." "I hope I can work with them many more times."
Tony Dovolani appeared at the premiere professing his love of the 'Pirates' movies but soon transitioned to the current developments surrounding "Dancing with the Stars."
Last week, "Dancing" contestant Hines Ward had a run-in with the law after a mix up concerning a car that was reported stolen.
"It was interesting because of course I can't wait to razz him about it," said Toni. "He should dance to 'Bad Boys' in the finale."
'Pirates of the Carribbean: On Stranger Tides' sails into theaters May 20.
From Tinseltown to the land down under, check out your favorite celebs on this edition of GPS!
First, we caught up with Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson yesterday, who continued their 'Water for Elephants' tour in Sydney, Australia, taking pictures with their companion Siam the elephant.
Last night, Kelly Preston and Kirstie Alley were seen leaving the popular eatery Mr. Chow's in Beverly Hills, where a pile of paparazzi awaited the pair and cameras caught Hines Ward leaving a "Dancing with the Stars" practice in Hollywood and got his take on his unfortunate run-in with police.
"The Insider" host Kevin Frazier recently sat down with Bill O'Reilly at his Fox News Channel studio, and the outspoken political commentator shared some of his strong opinions on the royal wedding.
"I was amused by the spectacle," Bill said. "But am I going to buy a first-class ticket over to London so I can wave to the queen? No!"
When the subject switched to Barack Obama visiting Ground Zero in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death, "The "O'Reilly Factor" host had a change of tone and even extended praise to the President.
"Anything that draws attention to the suffering to the 9/11 families is worthy," Bill declared. "We're glad the President came."
Check out what else Bill said regarding the royal wedding, including what he liked, and more in the video!
It's already been a week since Prince William and Kate Middleton tied their vows at Westminster Abbey on April 29 to become The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Speculation over Kate's dress, by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, has passed and considered by most to be a stunning success. The crowds surrounding Buckingham Palace have subsided and the media circus has left town. Let's take a look back at some of the best moments that marked this historic occasion.
After coming up short in last season's "The Bachelor," Ashley Hebert is getting another crack at finding the man of her dreams in the upcoming season of "The Bachelorette!"
With her new lease on love, Ashley will have 25 eligible bachelors fighting for her affection but will soon find out that it won't be as easy as it seems.
Catch a sneak peek of the new season of "The Bachelorette" in the video, and don't forget to tune in to the season premiere, Monday, May 23, on ABC!
In this hilarious spoof of TLC's "Toddlers & Tiaras," Tom Hanks pulls out all the stops while playing the enthusiastic father of a six-year-old beauty queen vying for "Miss Ultimate Sexy Baby."
The spoof originally appeared on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" after the Academy Awards, but was revived on Friday by Oprah Winfrey for her show with guests Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.
Watch the video to see Tom making a frilly pink outfit and strutting his own moves in an attempt to coach his toddler beauty queen into being a pageant winner!
Brooke Anderson recently joined "The Insider" family as co-host and her first assignment was covering one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year - 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.'
Johnny Depp dons his red bandanna and eye shadow for the fourth time, playing Captain Jack Sparrow in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.' But this time Jack is after a bigger prize than the heart of Davy Jones or a chest of gold coins. Now Jack has set his sights on the Fountain of Youth.
Depp admitted that he ultimately does "the work" for his kids and Brooke wondered how long he might play the role of Captain Jack.
"I would do it for as long as the stories and the scripts and the filmmakers can shape it into something very fun, fresh, different, new each time out of the gate," Depp said.
Penelope Cruz joins Depp in this latest installation of the franchise as a seductive woman from Jack's past, and she dished that the shooting locations was what she enjoyed the most about making the film.
"In Hawaii we spent three months," said Cruz. "Then we came to L.A. and they built one beach in L.A. at Universal studios. When they told me I thought it was my English, that I didn't understand what they said, then I went there and I saw a beach inside the studio."
'Pirates of the Carribbean: On Stranger Tides' sails into theaters May 20.
German beauty Diane Kruger is a relative newcomer to Hollywood, but you'd never guess it by the way she continues to dominate the fashion scene with her classic, elegant and daring style.
Let's rewind the clock on Diane, and check out a few of her best and worst red carpet moments!
Charlie Sheen made a appearance last night with girlfriend Natalie Kenly at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Gala in Los Angeles, and in speaking with The Insider, he admits he would like to set a few things straight regarding his much-talked-about "Violent Torpedo of Truth Tour" as well as his very public family troubles of late.
Charlie conceded to mistakes in the marketing, believing that if he had "let people know ahead of time what the show is," the fans wouldn't have created an inflated idea "that [he] was going to come out there and explode in a fireball of cash and hot women." He is certain that a major component of the tour's overwhelmingly poor feedback had everything to do with a misunderstanding of the show coming into it.
Friend and former New York Mets player, Todd Zeile says he invited Sheen to the event because "a lot of people don't realize the kind of generosity he has," and that Charlie's charity often goes unnoticed.
As for his charity work with Sean Penn, Charlie says they "talked about that before [he] went on tour," and their work to help the less fortunate will resume as "soon as [he] can get back in touch with Sean."
Despite appearances of a rocky public relationship with father Martin, Charlie insists that he is "doing great" and that he and his father have "been speaking quite a bit lately." He also adds that both he and girlfriend Natalie have frequent contact with twin sons Bob and Max and will, in fact, be seeing them tomorrow.
May 6, 1996 was another milestone night in the epic career of Clint Eastwood as the actor/director was honored by the Lincoln Center for his contributions to the film industry.
On the red carpet, Eastwood talked about his upcoming projects: 'Absolute Power' with Gene Hackman in which Eastwood acted and directed the film, and 'Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil' which Eastwood only served as director.
Eastwood was joined at the event by Liam Neeson, who co-starred with Eastwood in 'The Dead Pool,' and Donald Sutherland who co-starred with Eastwood in the World War II comedy 'Kelly’s Heroes.'
Check out the video to see this special night in Eastwood's career.
The royal update: Kate Middleton pushing a grocery cart -- and Bill O'Reilly goes off on the world's most loved newlyweds!
And, our Sharon Osbourne looks back at the royal wedding one week later.
Then, Oprah's operating room footage of Chaz Bono -- and Shania Twain's Backstory -- next "Insider"!
On Thursday's "American Idol," Jennifer Lopez cranked the energy level up for her glass-shattering performance of "On the Floor." She stepped out from behind the judging panel's desk to take the stage.
Watch her high-impact dance routine with special guest vocals by Pitbull. Fellow judge Steven Tyler told Billboard earlier this week that he'll also take his turn in the "Idol" spotlight when band Aerosmith rocks out on the season finale.
Jacob Lusk's lucky streak has ended. Being in the bottom group on the "American Idol" results show was familiar territory for the high-pitched singer.
With tears rolling down her cheeks, a fearful Lauren Alaina stood next to a more complacent Jacob when the verdict was announced. After 60 million votes were cast, Jacob was eliminated, leaving a solid quartet to outsing one another for the "American Idol" title.
Watch the video for his final solo performance on the "Idol" stage and tune in to Fox next Wednesday to hear the remaining contestants sing to impress.
Check out clips from some of Wednesday's late night performances!
· Morning Teleportation made their network television debut on the "Late Show with David Letterman" with their title track "Expanding Anyway."
· Legendary Brazilian musician Sergio Mendes, with Siedah Garrett, stopped by "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" to perform his classic "Mas Que Nada" from his album Celebration: A Musical Journey and also featured in the movie 'Rio.'
· As a bonus, Lissie rocked out on "Last Call with Carson Daly" with her song "When I'm Alone" from her current album, Catching A Tiger.
Khloe Kardashian and her husband Lamar Odom launched their unisex fragrance in February, naming it Unbreakable, but we have clips of their broken lines of communication while choosing the new scent.
Khloe's frustration with Lamar became apparent when the Los Angeles Laker seemed to dismiss every aroma without a reasonable explanation.
"Use your words," said Khloe. "You just have to be a little more articulate or something."
"I'm almost offended that you said articulate," Lamar shot back.
Later, Khloe's best friend Malika Haqq and her boyfriend, Chicago Bull Rasual Butler, have their relationship issues rise to the surface when Rasual suspects that Malika's history with Rob Kardashian may have been more than platonic.
"Have you ever dealt with each other?" Rasual asked Malika.
"No, he's my baby but it's not like that," Malika assured.
Watch how the drama unfolds on "Khloe & Lamar" Sunday at 10 p.m./9c on E!