May 20, 2011
Taking a break from the films and deals being made in France this week at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, the stars turned out to attend the de Grisogono Party on May 17.
Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas provided some musical entertainment for the evening as the guests partied the night away at the Eden Roc Hotel.
Before entering the party, music industry legend Quincy Jones talked about why he loves coming to Cannes. "I've been coming here almost sixty years, where do you want to start?" Jones said. "It's incredible. Amazing food, amazing weather, and amazing people."
Check out the video to see inside at one of the hottest parties in Cannes hosted by de Grisogono.
Chelsea Kane and her "Dancing with the Stars" pro partner Mark Ballas revealed how close they've become in a candid interview with "The Insider" correspondent Christina McLarty.
"I watched Mark get a shot in his butt yesterday, so I feel closer to him than ever," Chelsea blurted on Thursday. The Disney star added with a laugh, "I held his hand."
"I woke up really sick yesterday," Mark explained. "I had a fever and coughing and really bad sweats and stuff."
Although his ailment came at a particularly inopportune time (the couple is preparing to battle in the finals next week) neither performer is making any excuses.
Chelsea seems especially anxious to take home the mirror ball trophy since she'd be the first Disney star to do so.
"There's been a Disney kid almost every season and we've never taken home the mirror ball," said the actress.
Watch Chelsea and Mark compete for the ultimate prize in the "Dancing with the Stars" finals Monday on ABC.
The Insider recently got an exclusive invitation to the set of 'I Don't Know How She Does It,' the film based on Allison Pearson's book about how a single mother balances her professional and personal lives.
Kevin Frazier talked to the film's star, Sarah Jessica Parker, on the similarities she shares with the main character Kate, in which she stated she can relate to working women all over the world. When the conversation cruised towards her style icon status, Sarah stayed grounded with her reply.
"You have practicalities in your day that dictate how you look when you walk out the door," the actress confessed. "Sometimes I have the luxury of time to be presentable, and sometimes my children's needs come first."
Her co-stars weren't short on accolades for SJP, as Greg Kinnear admitted his amazement at her endeavors, with her CEO status at Halston being one. Olivia Munn probably said it best when summing up the "Sex and the City" star.
"Her thing is just so effortless," Olivia declared. "When you have to put too much thought into it, that is when you realize you don't really have it, which is what she has."
Watch the video to hear more from the film's stars and for some exclusive behind-the-scenes footage! ‘I Don’t Know How She Does It’ hits theaters September 16.
The Insider.com's Nicole Dabeau got an exclusive sit-down with the ladies of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" during their visit to the Sirius XM studios in NYC, and the girls got to dish on a variety of subjects, including their fiery season premiere episode.
With news of the show being hailed as the highest rated season premiere in Bravo's history with 2.87 million viewers, Jacqueline Laurita gave her outlook on why they were able to come back with a bang.
"I kind of thought that might happen," Jacqueline said as laughter erupted from the ladies. "Only because it was a little crazy."
Now crazy can be considered an understatement if one were to view what transpired during the episode. Tension brewed between Teresa Giudice and her brother Joe Gorga, who's husband to current housewife Melissa Gorga, due to some sibling miscommunication at Joe's youngest son Giuseppe's christening. Things boil out of control as Joe erupts in a fit of rage and Melissa broke it down like only a devoted wife could.
"I think everyone reaches their breaking point," Melissa said. "At the time, certain things went on and it just was too much."
When the women shared their thoughts on the Arnold Schwarzenegger affair scandal and how they would handle it, many of them easily agreed with Teresa's perspective. "There's always two sides," she mentioned. "But I would never stay with a cheater."
Hear what the women think Maria Shriver should do and more in the video!
World Exclusive: The first photos of Arnold Schwarzenegger and his rumored love child, holding the boy over his head, cradling him in his arms -- the intimate bond his wife Maria never knew about. What could these photos mean for a divorce?
Then, Oprah's last show and TV's biggest goodbyes, from "M*A*S*H" and "Cheers" to Johnny Carson.
Plus, who is the star posing naked at 58? Next "Insider."
Let's rewind the clock on Tina, and check out a few of her best and worst fashion moments!
In the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter, on stands now, the decision makers behind "American Idol" reveal the never-before-seen struggle to keep the show afloat after Simon Cowell quit.
Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, who were brought to the judging panel to revamp the identity of TV's most viewed program, grace the THR cover this week accompanied by "AI" veterans Ryan Seacrest and Randy Jackson. These four represent the new face of the singing competition but there is an entire team of producers working behind the scenes without whom Steven and J.Lo would have never been offered the gig.
"My feeling was that you have to go in a new direction," said executive producer Nigel Lythgoe. "Whoever replaced Cowell would've been a pale imitation, so I certainly didn't want to go that way."
Nigel revealed that the decision was made by a committee that comprised himself, Mike Darnell, Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Simon Fuller and Ken Warwick.
Mike Darnell disclosed that J.Lo was one of Simon Cowell's choices to fill the void and that she was considered long before Steven Tyler, who seemed to be a bit of a wild card.
"I remember Cecile telling me she was going to go meet Steven Tyler and she wasn't quite sure what to expect," said Ryan Seacrest. "He blew her away. She said, 'You would think he's this tough, badass rock star, which he is, but he's probably got the biggest heart on the panel.'"
Randy Jackson compared the chemistry of the new cast to "a house on fire," saying, "Ryan and I looked at each other and knew it was definitely going to work."
Watch "American Idol" Thursday on FOX and be sure to tune in for the season finale next Tuesday and Wednesday as a new "Idol" gets crowned.
The countdown to the "American Idol" finale is on. Only two are left standing in the spotlight, Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery.
On Thursday night, Haley Reinhart had her final curtain call. "This is the biggest platform anybody could ask for and I rocked it out," she said while bowing out graciously. "This is only the beginning."
Haley blasted out of the "Idol" orbit with the Rocket Man's "Bennie and the Jets," which she sang earlier in the season on an Elton John themed episode. At the end of the song, Haley hugged her proud father tight. On Wednesday night, the father-daughter duo showed that music runs in their blood. Her dad offered instrumental backup to one of her three songs.
Lauren and Scotty go head to head for the lucrative title next week on "American Idol" on Fox.
Janet Jackson, Gwen Stefani, Patrick Dempsey, Brooke Shields and more stars stepped out in style at the 18th annual Cinema Against AIDS amfAR fundraising event in Cannes -- and many thoughts turned to the late Elizabeth Taylor and her legacy in the fight against AIDS.
Janet, Gwen, Patrick and Brooke are among the event chairs alongside such names as Beyonce, Kenneth Cole, Milla Jovovich, Karl Lagerfeld, Sharon Stone, Donatella Versace, Harvey Weinstein and Michelle Yeoh that are dedicated to the fight against AIDS. Other stars stepping on the red carpet included Sarah Jessica Parker, Jane Fonda, Gavin Rossdale, Rosario Dawson, Jude Law, Sarah Ferguson, Freida Pinto and Michelle Rodriguez.
Chopard, official partner of the Cannes Film Festival and creator of the coveted Palme d'Or, served as "presenting sponsor" of the black-tie benefit gala at the Cap-Eden-Roc Hotel.
Since 1993, Cinema Against AIDS events around the world have raised nearly $60 million for lifesaving AIDS research. The events are always marked by unforgettable moments; in the past, we've seen Sharon Stone dancing along to an impromptu performance by Sir Elton John and Ringo Starr, to George Clooney bestowing a kiss on a lucky auction bidder, and Mary J. Blige bringing the crowd to its feet during a moving rendition of U2's anthem "One."
From France to Los Angeles to New York City, the cream of the Hollywood crop were spotted out and about and we have all of the fun footage in this edition of Paparazzi Roundup.
Taking time off from promoting their films at the Cannes Film Festival in the south of France, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were snapped leaving the restaurant Le Affable.
Meanwhile, in New York City, newest "Two and a Half Men" cast member Ashton Kutcher was spotted with his fellow cast members.
Holly Madison and Dita Von Teese were caught on camera at the famed Roxy in West Hollywood.
Check out the video to see what late night talk show host was spotted partying it up in NYC.
On tonight's shocking season finale, "The Mentalist" Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) will finally come face-to-face with his wife and daughter's murderer -- the serial killer Red John.
The CBI mole will also be revealed in the special two-hour finale, which airs tonight on CBS.
Watch the clips for a preview of the action.
Reminiscent of the Emmy-winning series "Mad Men," ABC's "Pan Am" finds big-screen actress Christina Ricci in the sexy world of 1960's flight attendants.
The new show evokes a time when air travel was glamorous, and weight checks and girdles were a mandatory business.
Watch the video to catch a sneak peek of the new pilot.
"Pan Am" is booked to fly the friendly ABC skies in September.
On May 17, 2011 Oprah Winfrey filmed two episodes of her show at Chicago's United Center for a two-day special titled "Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular."
The episodes feature guest appearances from some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. Each of these special guests were surprises for Oprah from the producers of "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
Tom Hanks served as host for the first hour of the show and was eventually joined in celebrating Oprah's career with stars like Madonna, Beyonce Knowles, Will Smith, Jerry Seinfeld, and many more.
These two special episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" will air on Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24.
Watch the video to see Tom Hanks and Tom Cruise surprise Oprah during her show.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver in crisis! Does Arnold have more love children?
Plus, did the Botox mom lie about injecting her daughter?
And Arnold's backstory -- next "Insider"!
Season seven of "Grey's Anatomy" draws to a dramatic close tonight, and although there aren't any crazed gunmen in sight, the staff of Seattle Grace are nonetheless in for some life-changing events.
As word spreads that Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) tampered with Derek's (Patrick Dempsey) Alzheimer's trial, Alex (Justin Chambers) gets a leg up in the race for chief resident.
Meanwhile, Cristina (Sandra Oh) finds herself in a compromising situation, forcing her to decide between her career and her relationship.
Special guest stars for finale include: Scott Foley, Rachael Taylor, and James Tupper.
Don't miss all the action as 'Grey's' airs tonight on ABC.
Back on May 19, 1995, Mel Gibson's headline making scandals were non-existent and his Oscar winning film 'Braveheart' made its debut at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.
The cast was in attendance of the event and praised Gibson both as a director and an actor. Co-star Catherine McCormack said that working with Mel was "Wonderful. He was great as a director."
When Gibson arrived on the red carpet, 'The Beaver' co-star and director Jodie Foster jokingly punched Gibson. Talking about 'Braveheart,' Foster said, "I've heard that it's absolutely wonderful, but mostly I expect that it's sincere and truthful, like the guy that I know. I think that's the best thing you can expect from a film, and certainly from a drama like this."
Check out the video above to see Gibson work the red carpet long before his recent scandals came to light.
It's a race to the finale on "American Idol" as the last three contestants face a grueling three rounds of singing to decide who stays and who goes. Unfortunately, one of the finalists experienced a bit of a misstep.
After Scott McCreery and Lauren Alaina sang their songs "Amazed" and "Wild One" respectively, Haley Reinhart slipped on the steps while performing "What Is And What Should Never Be." Despite her slight stumble, judges awarded her the first round thanks to her vivacious performance, even garnishing positive and playful comments from Steven Tyler.
"Haley, did you fall for me," Steven asked playfully. "It's not about how many times you fall, it's how many times you get back up."
In round two, Scott stole the spotlight with his country rendition of "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not," as all the judges appreciated his beautifully sung chorus. Lauren came with "If I Die Young" and Haley followed up with "Rhiannon," and although there were no qualms with either performance, they simply weren't enough to overtake Scott's sweet song.
Round three was a different animal as the judges were split when deciding who took the final round. While Steven stuck with his choice for Haley, Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez couldn't pick against Laura and her song, "I Hope You Dance." When asked, Jennifer stated, "I think Lauren gave us one of the best performances of the night. Goose pimples don't lie."
Take a look at clips of the contestant's performances and don't miss tomorrow's "American Idol" to see who makes it to the finale!
"The Insider" correspondent Christina McLarty had her hands full on Wednesday, corralling the boys from 'The Hangover Part II' to dish on who was the biggest trouble maker when the cameras stopped rolling.
Zach Galifianakis protested Bradley Cooper's claim that the comedian was "most likely to show up to set hungover," but he did admit that his character Allen causes more trouble in the movie's sequel than in the original.
"There's a layer to him where you see him kind of get upset at his buddies," said Zach. "There's inner turmoil which we didn't really have in the first one."
Ed Helms revealed that the secret to creating the camaraderie seen on film was to create it in real life.
"I think the making of the first movie forged a friendship and then the sort of aftermath when it came out and it became this juggernaut that nobody really expected, that sort of put us through the ringer in a new way," Ed said. "We just kind of had this shared experience that no one else could understand."
The amount of time spent together overseas, shooting in Bangkok, may have helped the cast along in forming their genuine bond. Bradley said that they were able to "utilize the more seedy aspects of the city" simply by filming there. Bradley also raved that the second movie might be better than the first, but he didn't want to speculate too much on a possible third.
"We just hope the second one well, but we don't want to get ahead of ourselves at all," said Bradley. "We're really excited for people to see it and hope that they love it as much as we do."
'The Hangover Part II' hits theaters May 26.
James Van Der Beek is back and stars as himself in the hilarious new sitcom, "Apartment 23," a show that shares a similar vein to another classic sitcom, "The Odd Couple."
The sitcom, created by Nahnatchka Kahn, revolves around the lives of two roommates on opposite sides of the spectrum who learn to co-exist in New York City.
One girl, June (Dreama Walker), is an ambitious, naive Midwesterner ready to reach for the stars and the other, Chloe (Krysten Ritter), is a charming con-artist who takes pride in her conniving ways, especially towards her roommates.
Check out the clips in the video and be sure to look for "Apartment 23," airing this fall on ABC.
The casts of the Nickelodeon sitcoms "iCarly" and "Victorious" were in for a treat when they got the opportunity to visit one of America's most famous landmarks, Graceland, and The Insider has your exlcusive first look!
Elvis Presley was one of the most popular American singers in history and his iconic property has become the second-most-visited private home in the US. Miranda Cosgrove and the crew were all smiles as they took in a slice of music history during their trip. As one member equated walking inside the house like "stepping into a time capsule," Nathan Kress continued on his experience touring through the musician's mansion.
"I walked through the door that Elvis walked through when he gave his press conference after coming back from the army," Nathan said with a sense of nostalgia. "You just get these chills knowing that you're literally just stepping into history."
Jerry Trainor, quite possibly the biggest Elvis fan in the cast, expressed his excitement to grace the halls of his idol's old home.
"Overwhelming. Amazing," Jerry gushed. "Seeing it in person is just incredible. It's so cool."
Hear what else the cast had to say, including Jerry's favorite room, in the video!
'Kung Fu Panda 2' is ready to rock the box office, and we're behind the scenes of the highly anticipated family sequel!
Featuring the return of Jack Black as Po the Panda alongside the vocal talents of Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Jackie Chan and Dustin Hoffman, 'Kung Fu Panda 2' finds Po living his dream as the Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five.
But with a new villain, Lord Shen (Gary Oldman), threatening to conquer China and destroy kung fu, Po must uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins in order to find the strength to fight back and save the day.
Also featuring the voices of Danny McBride, Dennis Haysbert, Michelle Yeoh and Jean-Claude Van Damme, the 3D 'Kung Fu Panda 2' hits theaters May 26.
From Italy to West Hollywood, the paparazzi spotted the celebs and we have all of the fun footage in this edition of Paparazzi GPS!
The cast of "Jersey Shore" was snapped in Italy enjoying a mystery drink while back in the U.S., 'Twilight' vamp Kellan Lutz was seen in West Hollywood.
Check out the video to see which young star mom was seen at Dominick's, also in West Hollywood.
A chorus of boos greeted Mel Gibson in Cannes, France after he arrived for a photocall for his movie 'The Beaver.'
Upon arriving via limousine with an unlit cigarette in his mouth, Gibson initially encounters a vocal crowd of onlookers and photographers who shout at him to stop for pictures and autographs. When he doesn't comply and keeps walking, the crowd boos loudly.
Gibson is attending the Cannes Film Festival to promote his drama 'The Beaver' and later appeared at the photocall with his co-star and the film's director, Jodie Foster.
The Insider's Kevin Frazier takes you inside Chicago's United Center, where thousands of excited fans and prominent celebrities gathered Tuesday to take part in Oprah Winfrey's final tapings after a historic 25-year run.
The star-studded extravaganza was attended by celebrities including: Madonna, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Beyonce, Patti LaBelle, Halle Berry, Rosie O'Donnell, Josh Groban, Jamie Foxx, Stevie Wonder, Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, Simon Cowell and more. Harpo Studios provided more than 154,000 tickets for the back-to-back show tapings that will air May 23 and May 24.
Pop icon Madonna told Kevin that Oprah has had a tremendous impact on America that will be felt for many years to come. "She's a really important woman in American history. There's no denying it. You know when we look back, and we say what women have influenced America in the 20th, 21st century, she will be on the top of that list, for sure."
Patti LaBelle said that being able to surprise Oprah by performing during her "Farewell Spectacular" marked the highlight of her singing career. Simon Cowell said what surprises him most about Oprah's success is her unprecedented longevity. ""I always say the hardest thing in life is, forget about surviving a year, surviving a decade, and then transcending into another decade, and then another one. That is almost impossible."
Rosie O'Donnell talked about getting her own talk show on Oprah's OWN network that will actually shoot in Oprah's former studio. "It's not only her stage, it's her city, it's her staff, it's the fact that she has set the bar so high, higher than any woman ever in the history of media. She is the most successful ever. And so to have her have faith in me and say, I believe you can do this, is pretty huge."
Watch the video for more backstage interviews and be sure to catch "The Oprah Winfrey Show"'s final episode on May 25.
With news of Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child admission still fresh on the public's mind, The Insider's Christina McLarty asked celebrities in attendance at UNICEF's Playlist with the A-List event Tuesday night for their reactions to Arnold's shocking confession.
When asked if he was keeping up with the latest scandalous news, Jack Black delivered a naughty but humorous response to the question, saying that what he knows about the story is that there was some "groping" which led to a "planting of a seed" and a "baby," but then with a degree of seriousness, Black came to an end with a "no comment" response.
Christina broke the news to Alyssa Milano, who responded with the playfully short and sweet comment, "it's not mine."
"CSI: Miami" star Eva La Rue tells us she heard about Arnold's love child just a few hours before, and jokingly credited his Republican nature for keeping the secret under wraps for so long.
Watch the video to hear more from the stars as they react to Arnold's scandalous admission.
On May 18, 1995, Jim Carrey was filming the sequel to his hit film 'Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,' titled 'Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls.'
Carrey liked to joke around on the set a lot, keeping the film shoot very lighthearted and full of laughter. He most notably joked around with director Steve Oedekerk and in one instance said that he wouldn’t leave his trailer unless Oedekerk wore a pink bow in his hair.
'Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls' made over $37 million on opening weekend and made over $200 million worldwide at the box office.
Check out this video to see a young Jim Carrey at work on one of his early films.
When asked if she had heard the recent news of Arnold Schwarzenegger's admission to a love child with a household staffer, a normally naughty Kirstie Alley had to visibly restrain herself in her reply. She did however offer a few lighthearted words of advice for the Former First Lady of California.
Although initially declining to comment on the situation "out of respect for Maria," Kirstie soon reconsidered, and gave the following advice to Shriver: "I think she should go on a really long vacation with some hot dude."
Hines Ward and Kym Johnson were overjoyed to make it to the final three, and although Kym admits she "got caught up in the competition" and pushed herself too far, as evidenced in last week's rehearsal injury during, she says she "learned a big lesson" and decided to take "the pressure off themselves for a little bit" which proved a winning strategy.
Karina Smirnoff and Ralph Macchio went home this week, and although they are sad to leave the dance floor, Karina "would not take a second away from what we experienced together as a couple on the show." Ralph agreed, adding that "the memories are awesome."
Watch the video for more backstage action, and don't forget to tune in for the "Dancing with the Stars" finals Monday on ABC.
The backstory on Arnold Schwarzenegger's secret love child.
Then, "The Insider" goes behind the scenes of Oprah's final tapings - next "Insider."
Ralph Macchio and Kirstie Alley were on the block for Tuesday's "Dancing with the Stars," but only one of them will continue.
Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy quietly celebrated as Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff were announced as the eliminated couple.
"I will never forget how the fans have driven us through every week," said Ralph, citing the crowd's eruption following his first dance as one of the memories that will stick with him.
Just before saying sayonara to the gleam and glitter of the ABC reality show, Ralph gave a heartwarming speech exulting his beautiful pro partner.
"Karina, you have inspired me in so many ways with your heart, your talent, your class, your integrity as an artist and even more so as a human being," Ralph gushed. "I am proud to have been your dance partner and even more proud to be your friend."
With the 'Karate Kid' headed home, Hines Ward, Chelsea Kane and Kirstie are left to duke it out for the mirror ball trophy. Tune in for the "Dancing with the Stars" finale Monday on ABC.
Only hours after the news broke about Arnold Schwarzenegger's secret infidelity and love child, the former Governor of California tried to leave his office and was greeted with a mass of paparazzi.
As Schwarzenegger was leaving his Santa Monica, CA office today in his black Bentley, he made a wide right turn onto the wrong side of the road to avoid the paparazzi chasing after him for a comment.
Check out the video to see Arnold trying to avoid the press in the wake of his scandal revelations.
Check out these clips from some of Monday's late night performances!
· English rock band White Lies brought their song "Bigger Than Us" from their sophomore album Ritual to the "Late Show with David Letterman" stage.
· Blues rock group Tedeschi Trucks Band performed "Learn How To Love" from their new album Revelator on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
· Oscar and Grammy-winning singer/pianist Randy Newman took to the "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" spotlight to perform "Losing You" from his album The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 2.
From Miami to Central Park, the stars were making themselves known across the country and we have all of the fun footage in this edition of Paparazzi Roundup!
It was a mommy and me day for Katie Holmes and her daughter Suri, 5, who enjoyed some pool time in Miami.
Meanwhile, Simon Cowell and "The X Factor" host Nicole Scherzinger were snapped riding a golf cart in NYC's Central Park.
Check out the video to find out who was spotted with her boyfriend outside the famous Ed Sullivan Theater.