May 15, 2011
Nicki Minaj helped kick off the launch of the Samsung Infuse 4G in Los Angeles last week where she dished about her new tour with Britney Spears.
"Just me being a crazy lunatic probably as always," Nicki responded when asked what fans can expect from this new collaboration. "I'm not going to change it too much from what I was doing on the tour."
Nicki revealed that her fans aren't the only ones who are antsy about the new tour this summer, saying, "I really want to see [Britney] in action. She's definitely an icon and I want to see what she does and how she moves the crowd and how she has managed to stay in the game this long and be relevant."
Former "American Idol" contestant Pia Toscano also made an appearance and chatted about the remaining singers on the show.
"It's anybody's game," said Pia. "At this point everybody's super strong so I really don't know [who will win]. I'm rooting for them all. I really can't wait to join them in the finale."
After her shocking "Idol" elimination, Pia was quickly offered a record deal and is currently working on her first album. The singer admitted that she's "still tweaking everything" in the nascent stages of her debut project but she did have a good idea of what the vibe will be like in her songs, saying, "It's going to be a pop album with an R&B influence."
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On May 14, 2007, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was joined by Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex to present some exceptional students with a community service award at the Viewpoint School in Calabasas, CA.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Young Americans Challenge is a self-development program available to all young people aged 14-25, equipping them with life skills to make a difference within themselves, their communities, and the world. The award has four sections composed of community service, physical fitness, special skills, and an adventurous journey. The purpose of the award program is to cause the students to better themselves while helping others.
Speaking at the ceremony, Gov. Schwarzenegger said "it is so important for young kids to learn to give back to their community and I think that is what makes this country and this state a terrific place to be. We believe very strongly in giving back and in public service. I think the more you give, the more you will get in return."
Watch the video to see former Gov. Schwarzenegger and Prince Edward celebrate community service.
Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and a treasure trove of comediennes come together in "Bridesmaids" and we sat down with the girl-powered ensemble cast to find out what makes this raunchy comedy tick. The movie follows Wiig as a maid of honor whose life is falling apart around her as she attempts to organize Maya's wedding while competing with Rose Byrne, Maya's new BFF, for her attention.
Maya claims it was a team effort. "Everybody wanted the movie to be funny. Everyone is putting forth such goodness and good will and great material that you feel like you are in this together." Melissa McCarthy, who plays the scene-stealing sister of the groom, Megan, agrees. "Look you've got six women in a movie and they all kill it and women are wildly funny and you don't have to tone it down."
It was helpful that a number of them had been bridesmaids before. For co-stars Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper, it may have hit too close to home. Ellie a bridesmaid seven times over, feels, "we were really good friends to people," while Wendi, who beats her by one, thinks, "we buy good gifts. I think that might be what it is." It's also expensive as Wendi points out, "what it might as well be is someone presenting you with an invoice for $5,000."
Though men tend to shy away from movies involving female bonding, brides, maids and the like, Melissa feels this is definitely a movie the guys will enjoy, " It's not a precious girly movie at all...it's pretty rowdy." It certainly has its gross-out moments, though the intention was never to challenge the boys of the genre. As Kristen explains, "we weren't making a statement. We didn't write it in the sense of 'you never see this so now we are going to show them. Or hey boys get to do this, we want to do it.'"
So guys, be prepared to head to theaters, but don't resist. You will be rewarded! "Bridesmaids" is in theaters now.
As this season's "Survivor: Redemption Island" nears its Sunday night finale, we've got a preview of the crucial final duel.
Watch the clip to see the four remaining 'Survivors' on Redemption Island -- Matt, Mike, Andrea and Grant -- get ready for the last duel where the winner gets to re-enter the game for a shot at the one-million-dollar prize. The four also say a final prayer together before departing Redemption Island.
Tune in to CBS Sunday at 8 p.m. to see who will outplay, outwit and outlast the others on the two-hour season finale, followed by a one-hour live reunion show.
'Dancing with the Stars' dancer Kym Johnson, Hines Ward's partner this season, has just been taken out on a stretcher. No word yet on her condition or what caused the ambulance to be called.
Our cameras caught up with a very serious and concerned Hines Ward outside of the hospital, where he told us that he didn't know what was going on, but was going in to find out.
Kym's rep states that she injured herself during rehearsals today and was taken to the hospital for precautionary measures, to assure that she is ok.
The dancing duo has remained a favorite to win the Mirror Ball trophy in the show's 12th season, consistently receiving high scores from judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.
Watch tonight's 'Insider' for exclusive footage of Hines Ward reacting to Kym's injury.
TheInsider.com's Nicole Dabeau sits down with Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian to get hair and beauty secrets from the sibling reality stars.
The sisters also explain their own hair disasters -- both involving bleach blond mishaps -- before revealing their current favorite 'do, which they also insist Nicole must get.
Khloe and Kourtney spoke to Nicole from New York's Times Square during kickoff celebration of the John Frieda® Destination: Style Salon Tour, which will hit 10 cities and give women the chance for free consultations on dealing with their own hair problems.
Watch the video to hear more and to see Nicole's new hair experiment!
The stars stepped out and we have all of the fun footage in today's Paparazzi Roundup.
With rumors swirling that Ashton Kutcher is heading to "Two and a Half Men," his fellow actor David Arquette told the paps he "loves that choice."
Meanwhile, Josh Duhamel was snapped at the Saddle Ranch Chop House on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles.
Check out the video to see which ABC star was spotted in New York City!
Get ready for more "T-shirt time" and "grenades." "Jersey Shore" season four is upon us, as evidenced by the show's female stars Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Jenni "JWoww" Farley, Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola and Deena Nicole "The Blast" Cortese's recent check in at Newark Airport in New Jersey. The sassy broads are bound for Florence, Italy, where the smash show's next season will take place.
Check out the video to see Snooki's array of stuffed animals and fierce airport style. The premiere date of season four of MTV's wildly successful "Jersey Shore" has not been set, but is expected to air sometime this year.
Bombshell Megan Fox first caught the world's attention in 2007's 'Transformers,' but it wasn't long before we were to discover that this sexy starlet's appeal isn't restricted to the big screen; this girl has some seriously fabulous fashion sense.
Let's rewind the clock on Megan, and check out a few of her best and worst red-carpet moments!
"The Insider" co-anchor Brooke Anderson dropped in on Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff as they rehearsed for the upcoming "Dancing With the Stars" semi-final round, and talk quickly turned to Ralph's troublesome knee.
As Brooke inquired about the pair's excitement and relief on making it to the semi-finals, the 'Karate Kid' star divulged some information regarding his only obstacle between him and the mirror ball trophy.
"It's something called a Baker cyst," Ralph said as he admits just learning about the impairment. "I thought I pulled a hamstring or ripped a calf muscle behind the knee, I didn't know."
Despite his injury, which he found out won't require surgery, the "Dancing With the Stars" contestant still looks forward to taking the stage. Even though rest is required for the ailment to subside, Ralph acknowledged that that's a luxury he doesn't have and is up for the challenge. He's just glad he didn't have to perform when the pain was at its worst. "Saturday I was almost packing because I couldn't walk."
Check out more from the "DWTS" semi-finalists in the video and catch "Dancing With the Stars" Mondays on ABC!
Mere months after giving birth to a baby boy (Flynn) in January, Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr is back into "Angel" shape, and the Insider's Christina McLarty rode along with Kerr as she made her way to the 6th annual What Is Sexy? party to kick off the Bombshell Summer Tour in Los Angeles. The two dished on Miranda's handsome husband Orlando Bloom, and her new life as a mom.
Kerr, 28, calls motherhood "the best thing [she's] ever done." She tells Christina it was her choice to have the birth without painkillers, and with time in labor consisting of 27 hours, Miranda says she "couldn't have done it" without her 'Pirates of the Caribbean' husband, Orlando Bloom. She gushes, "he's incredible and I feel so lucky."
The VS "Angel" credits yoga for helping her get back into shape so quickly, finding that a regular routine both during and post pregnancy made the rebound fairly easy. She says that Baby Flynn goes to photo shoots, often watching his mother exercise from his bouncer.
The Victoria's Secret Angels officially launched their summer tour Thursday morning with the "What Is Sexy? List: Bombshell Summer Edition" celebration which marks the return of "Angels" Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Erin Heatherton and Candice Swanepoel. This year's list includes nods to Sofia Vergara for "sexiest curves", Ashley Greene for "sexiest tweeter" and "DWTS" alum Julianne Hough for "sexiest legs."
On May 13, 1997, a then 15-year-old Ivanka Trump took to the catwalk in a fashion show in New York.
It wasn't her first show, and she said that the experience of having done multiple shows made her feel more at ease for this one.
In the audience on this night was Ivanka's father Donald Trump, who said that he had talked to the show's organizers and strictly forbade them to put his daughter into anything even slightly risque.
Hinting at what the future might hold for her after school and modeling were finished, Ivanka said "Modeling can only take you so far until you either want to expand on that or you can't model anymore, I think at that point I'd really like to go into business."
Watch the video to see Ivanka well before she joined the family business with her father.
The latest on Mary Tyler Moore's brain surgery -- and the Backstory on the TV legend's past battles.
Then, what Rob Lowe knows about the Arnold and Maria split.
Plus, Chaz Bono's gender transformation.
And, exclusive "Blue Bloods" finale secrets -- next "Insider"!
After nearly a whopping 72 million votes were cast, James Durbin bit the dust on "American Idol." The glam rocker fell just short of making the Top 3.
Tears trickling down his cheeks, James said, "In my eyes, in my mind, …I did what I came here to do and that was to give metal a chance. Just bring it 110-percent every week."
Unfortunately for James, his gut "feeling" today was accurate that he'd be eliminated. The final three contestants, Lauren Alaina, Haley Reinhart, and Scotty McCreery, will be jetting off for their hometown visits before performing again next Wednesday on "American Idol" on Fox.
On this Sunday's episode of "Khloe and Lamar," Khloe has her hands full.
When she babysits her friend Kadijah's son and also dog sits, Khloe gets overwhelmed by the demands of taking care of both a little one and a pet pooch. Her brother Rob sees her struggling, and tells her that she's too nice to have taken on such a favor.
Watch the clip for more, and tune in to "Khloe and Lamar" this Sunday night on E!
"The Insider"'s Kevin Frazier sat down and talked to brand new father Nick Cannon via satellite to talk about fatherhood and how his twin babies are doing.
Cannon notes that the babies are still in the hospital, because they were born premature, but he says that they are doing very well. According to Cannon, there's "no more tubes, they're moving, they're eating by themselves" and they’re doing "amazing." He says that the kids may be coming home as soon as Sunday.
Kevin presented Cannon with a gift of two Nap Nannies in order to help his new kids sleep easily.
When he's not busy tending to his two newborns with wife Mariah Carey, Nick is busy working on his new cable TV show on Showtime called "Mr. Showtime."
Watch the video to see more of Kevin's interview with Nick Cannon.
Check out these clips from Wednesday's late night performances!
• Dr. Jakob Dylan, son of the legendary Bob Dylan, stopped by "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" to perform "I Shot The Sheriff" with The Roots as a part of Fallon's Bob Marley Week.
• Zac Brown Band performed their song "Knee Deep" from their album, You Get What You Give, on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
• Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs brought their song "Repo Man" from their album God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise to the "Late Show with David Letterman."
"When I was asked to do this, I thought I would never want to do this with somebody I've never met," said Baldwin, a loyal Yankees fan. "I did this because I wanted to do it with [Krasinski]."
The two actors developed a bond while working on the 2009 movie 'It's Complicated,' but that didn't stop them from razzing each other about their sports affiliations.
Krasinski, a Red Sox fan, described the lengths that Boston devotees go to celebrate their team's big wins, saying they relish victories by "wearing a flag, body paint, pyrotechnics [and] usually 3,000 people in the street cheering."
Baldwin commented that since a Yankees win is "expected," he usually celebrates casually with a "cup of herbal tea."
"My favorite Yankee moment was when I went to the Yankee game with Lorne Michaels and Paul McCartney, because they brought us our food so fast," said Baldwin, who joked that the tickets cost "about $10,000 a piece."
Krasinski revealed that his most cherished Red Sox moment was seeing himself on the "front page of the Sports section of the Boston Herald and the Boston Globe holding up a sign that said, 'What curse?'" during one of the team's playoff runs.
The new commercial begins airing Friday, May 13, just in time for Game 1 in the Yankees/Red Sox second series of 2011. Click the video to see how Baldwin works in a put-down while talking about his "favorite" movie.
From the Big Apple to the City of Angels, the stars made their way around the country and we have all of the glam footage in this edition of Paparazzi Roundup.
Will Smith was spotted causing a frenzy in New York City, where he's filming the latest 'Men in Black' movie.
Meanwhile, The Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood was the place to be Wednesday night. Joe Jonas and Kelly Osbourne were just two of the A-listers spotted at the hip hotel.
Check out the video to see who else was there, including the actor getting ready to hit the big screen as a beloved superhero!
Can you believe it's been 25 years since 'Top Gun' conquered the box office? The flying ace flick vaulted Tom Cruise to A-list star status in Hollywood with the help of the adrenalin-fueled film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Tony Scott -- and we were on the set of the blockbuster-to-be with Cruise, Val Kilmer and Anthony Edwards.
"The thing I learned about the military is that they're not pro-war, they're pro-freedom," said Cruise. "I mean, these guys don't want to go out there and kill and everything else. … This film is about excellence."
'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' stars Johnny Depp and Penélope Cruz delighted fans in Moscow at Disney's first Russian premiere of its hugely popular adventure franchise.
Fans can be heard chanting "Johnny, Johnny," as Depp makes his way through a throng of photographers and signs autographs. Cruz debuted new distinct bangs and a black dress with snowflake designs at the premiere.
Watch the video to see the Russian excitement for 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,' which hits U.S. theaters May 20.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley -- the sexy new star of 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' -- reveals to TheInsider.com the film involved an "intense" shooting regiment that involved a lot of action scenes in heels.
Huntington-Whiteley was attending a party Wednesday night in Hollywood for Maxim's Hot 100 list, which she tops at No. 1.
The Victoria's Secret model and actress said she didn't have much time to prepare for the 'Transformers' role after being cast. "I had like two weeks to get in shape and to get my head around the fact that I was even in the movie. But it was an intense shoot, it was seven months, a lot of running in heels." 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' is set to hit theaters July 1.
Producer/director Michael Bay said Huntington-Whiteley was chosen for the role despite a worldwide casting search. "We cast around the world, from France to Australia, Canada, America. And I worked with her on a Victoria's Secret commercial several years before, and we spoke, and I just remembered her personality. I sent her an email and said: 'Would you be interested in something like this?' And she goes, 'No.' And I said, 'Just try it out.'"
Watch the video to also hear actress Camilla Luddington, who played Kate Middleton in the Lifetime movie "William & Kate," explain why she's a big fan of the Duchess of Cambridge.
Kaley Cuoco's not just the most stylish of the "Big Bang Theory" gang, this funny babe is undoubtedly one of Hollywood's most stylish starlets.
Let's rewind the clock on Kaley, and check out a few of the best and worst red carpet moments!
Jennifer Aniston joins the ranks of Kevin Spacey and Colin Farrell as 'Horrible Bosses,' and we have a first look at their dastardly deeds!
In theaters July 8, 'Horrible Bosses' stars Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day as three friends whose lives are miserable due to their respective bosses. At their wit's end and unable to quit their jobs, they decide to follow the dubious advice of a hustling ex-con (Jamie Foxx) and attempt to concoct a foolproof plan to rid themselves of their bosses permanently. Of course, nothing ever quite goes as planned…
Watch "The Insider" for more with the stars of 'Horrible Bosses'!
Bristol Palin recently fessed up to a corrective procedure done on her jaw that had many speculating she had cosmetic surgery, and in light of the recent speculation, we asked fellow "Dancing with the Stars" alumnus and reality show co-star, Kyle Massey, what he thought about Bristol's new look.
Massey says he keeps in touch with Bristol "every now and then," however he hadn't heard anything about the plastic surgery rumors. As it turns out, we were the first to show him the "before" and "after" pictures, and he confessed that he "didn't see the difference" between the two, and thinks "she looks the same" in the photos.
As for whether or not Bristol's mother Sarah Palin would make an appearance, Kyle says he "wouldn't rule it out."
The two have an upcoming reality series featuring Bristol Palin, Kyle Massey, and his brother Chris, for a reality show following the controversial single mom as she works at a small charity. The show will be on the BIO Channel, and BIO has already ordered ten half hour episodes of the currently untitled documentary series.
The show is set to air at the end of this year.
Back on May 12, 1998, Matt Damon and Edward Norton were competing in the World Series of Poker tournament right before the opening of their new film, 'Rounders.'
In the film, Damon plays a former gambler who now attends law school, but must return to the world of high stakes underground poker to help his friend, played by Norton, pay off loan sharks.
While Damon says he had experience playing poker with friends before filming 'Rounders,' he said that those games were much different than the tournament. "It's a totally different thing than this tournament," Damon said. "This is a lot more serious. The home game I used to play, people would feel guilty if someone lost too much money."
Check out the video to see this early interview with Damon and Norton.
Britney Spears stepped out for a rare red carpet appearance with boyfriend Jason Trawick Wednesday night as she presented an evening of "Southern Style" for The St. Bernard Project in Beverly Hills.
Arriving in a stunning, skin-tight green mini, the Louisiana native played host to the evening of "Southern Style." Spears is an ambassador to The St. Bernard Project organization, whose efforts are helping to rebuild Louisiana after the devastating effects of 2005's Hurricane Katrina.
Britney's father, Jamie Spears, had a special hand in the preparing the event's cuisine, as evidenced in this picture Britney tweeted out that night. Jamie treated guests to traditional-style dishes from his very own kitchen.
Hilary Duff, who is also a southern native, brought husband Mike Comrie, and was "very excited" to get a taste of Jamie's special cuisine. Kelly Osbourne said that she "hadn't eaten all day" in anticipation of the night's home-style dishes.
Watch the video to hear more from the celebs in attendance.
Kirstie Alley caught holding hands with a young man half her age -- is this her boy toy?
Then, Arnold and Maria's separation -- and Maria's master plan.
Plus, Sarah Jessica Parker -- our 'I Don't Know How She Does It' exclusive!
And the 'Top Gun' Backstory -- next "Insider"!
In light of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver splitting after 25 years of marriage, TheInsider.com's Nicole Dabeau got the secret to maintaining a lasting Hollywood marriage from Sarah Jessica Parker.
SJP has been married to Matthew Broderick for thirteen years and they had their date night on Wednesday at the Broadway Meets Ballet event at New York City Ballet's Spring Gala.
"Probably not talking about it publicly," SJP responded when Nicole asked for her opinion on what makes a celebrity marriage work.
SJP and Matthew will share their fourteenth wedding anniversary next Thursday, May 19.
Nicole also got the former "Sex and the City" star to clear up some rumors concerning her collaboration with Ryan Seacrest on a new production.
"We're definitely working on something," said the Golden Globe winner, who leaked that the project will not have "anything to do with fashion" and won't feature the actress on camera.
Click the video to hear what Brooke Shields said about the keys to a lasting relationship.
We have the best of what the stars were up to yesterday during the day and night in this edition of Roundup!
Lindsay Lohan was spotted leaving the Downtown Women's Center in Los Angeles. The actress dodged photographers by ducking into a black Audi.
Some time later, Corey Feldman was snapped outside of Trousdale in West Hollywood and he had some words of encouragement for the NBA's fallen champions, the Los Angeles Lakers.
"The Lakers never get punked out because they're the only team in the entire league that is in the playoffs every year," Corey said defiantly when asked how he felt about the Lakers being swept in the second round of the postseason.
Shannen Doherty displayed her natural beauty while leaving STK in West Hollywood.
"I've not discovered the lovely Botox yet," Shannen answered when asked how she stays so beautiful.
Click the video for more.
A surprise visit from Regis Philbin, a marching band on a double-decker bus playing the ET theme song, and chants of "Mary, Mary!" -- all in a day's work for Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart, and TheInsider.com's Nicole Dabeau was on hand for all the excitement!
Mary's 29 years at ET are coming to a close, and Nicole took a whirlwind trip to New York with Mary -- watch to see the fun unfold.
The competition heats up on tonight's "America's Next Top Model" when the remaining three contestants vie for the final two spots and TheInsider.com becomes part of the show!
The latest episode -- showcasing the models in beautiful Morocco -- includes an impromptu visit by host Tyra Banks and a challenging photo shoot that includes a male model. Which girls will remain composed in this foreign environment with so much at stake?
Watch the video to see Lara Spencer reveal the special challenge that will appear on TheInsider.com and be sure to tune in to the full episode of "America's Next Top Model" tonight on The CW.