May 24, 2011
Academy Award-nominated actor Don Cheadle and supermodel Gisele Bündchen are facing off against each other to see who can rally the most support for the United Nations' World Environment Day Challenge in a new PSA from Tonic.com.
World Environment Day began in 1972 and has strived to be the biggest and most widely celebrated day for positive environmental action. WED selects a different theme each year, with this year's theme being "Forests. Nature at Your Service." The goal of this year's WED is to plant a new forest in India as well as having as many people as possible make eco- friendly lifestyle choices.
Both Bündchen and Cheadle are Goodwill Ambassadors for the United Nations and are trying to garner support from communities for World Environment Day. Bündchen has pledged to plant one tree for every environmental project started in her name, and Cheadle has promised to plant two trees for every project pledged to him.
For more information on World Environment Day visit their site here.
Check out the video above to see these two celebrities call their fans to action in support of the environment.
TheInsider.com has obtained footage of Arnold Schwarzenegger's alleged mistress Mildred "Patty" Baena singing onstage as she impersonates Marilyn Monroe's iconic version of "Happy Birthday, Mr. President."
The footage -- in which Baena smiles and laughs in between singing to the audience assembled for a party -- was taken the same day as Arnold, Maria Shriver and their children attended a quinceanera celebration for Baena's niece several years ago. Baena's performance onstage occurred at a different location than the church where earlier the Schwarzeneggers greeted the niece.
At the church, the families seemed comfortable as they enjoyed the celebration together, long before Arnold's shocking separation from Shriver and his confession that he'd fathered a child out of wedlock.
We're combining the best of TV, music and fashion in this edition of GPS!
"LIVE! with Regis & Kelly" had an all-star guest list today that included Jimmy Fallon and John Rich who were both snapped entering the show's studio in New York City.
Katie Holmes was also caught out in NYC, wearing a fuchsia dress just outside of her apartment building.
Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Lopez, and Marc Anthony celebrated the career of producer Simon Fuller as he received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. J.Lo's "American Idol" counterpart Randy Jackson also attended the ceremony.
Click the video for more!
On this day in 1995, MTV gave us behind-the-scenes access to the taping of their dating game show, "Singled Out."
The show, which was originally hosted by Jenny McCarthy and Chris Hardwick, featured 50 men and 50 women who competed for a date with the main contestant. That same contestant, otherwise known as the "Picker," wasn't allowed any visible knowledge of their suitors and had to then single out his or her potential dates from the "Dating Pool" using various questions and comments.
The colorful hosts, Jenny and Chris, seemed right for the show that lasted three-years (1995-1998). During the last season, Jenny moved on to her own comedy series, "The Jenny McCarthy Show," and was replaced by Carmen Electra.
Check out the behind-the-scenes footage of the dating show and see what Jenny and Chris thought was the best part of the job as hosts!
With less than 24 hours left until the next Mirror Ball Trophy champion is to be crowned, The Insider's Christina McLarty caught up with the remaining teams as they ache and limp their way to the "Dancing" finish line.
Kym Johnson is still receiving care for her recent neck injury, but is grateful for partner Hines Ward who is often present to ease her discomfort by holding her hand during the frequent injections from the doctor.
Kirstie Alley tells Christina that partner Maksim has had food poisoning for the past couple of days, with Maks adding that it's been tough to dance at champion level with a diet consisting of crackers and ginger ale.
Mark Ballas is in the last stages of a cold, therefore Chelsea Kane is taking preventative measures which very often leaves the pair in a situation to which they must "watch each other get shots in the butt" to combat the virus. Although the joint syringe sessions aren't exactly ideal, Chelsea jokes that it made the pair "closer than ever."
Click the video to hear more from the contestants as they prepare for tonight's big event.
Watch the Season Finale of "Dancing with the Stars" tonight, only on ABC.
Celebs came out for a good cause on Monday to celebrate the partnership of Volkswagen and the MoMA in support of education programs in New York City. TheInsider.com's Nicole Dabeau was front and center on the red carpet to catch up with the stars, and gather their opinions on the topic on everybody's minds - Oprah Winfrey's farewell show.
Yoko Ono tells Nicole it's "great" that Winfrey is moving on to bigger and better things, praising Oprah as "one of the strongest women around."
"Gossip Girl" hunk Penn Badgley confesses he doesn't really watch television because his CW show keeps him quite busy, but believes that it's time to let the talk show legend retire and "give her a rest" after 25 years of hard work.
Fellow "Gossip Girl" cast mate Kelly Rutherford was unaware of Oprah's imminent departure from her iconic daytime show, expressing sadness while wishing her the best in her future endeavors. When asked about Arnold Schwarzenegger's recent scandal, Kelly found the news of his love child to be less shocking than it used to be, because "men are really embarrassing themselves lately."
World exclusive: Arnold's love child drinking out of a wine glass -- the story behind the stunning video!
Then, Arnold's mistress dancing with their son. Was Arnold there? The intimate moment only we can show you...
Plus, will Kirstie Alley take home the Mirror Ball trophy? We have "Dancing with the Stars" secrets before tonight's big show!
And Cameron Diaz's Backstory -- next "Insider"!
The cast members of 'The Hangover Part II' know a thing or two about wild parties, but who's company do they prefer when the party is over and the hangover kicks in?
"Maybe my mom," Ed Helms said at the movie's New York screening when asked who he'd want to be with him during the recovery stage following a crazy night out.
"Probably Bradley Cooper," said director Todd Phillips. "The other guys are total clowns - Bradley holds it together."
"I want the guys that were in the movie with me," Cooper said confidently. "They brought me through a lot of hard times."
The wolfpack comes together again after another one of the crew gets engaged. This time it's Stu (Helms) who has found true love, and his buddies Phil (Cooper), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) have another raucous adventure celebrating his bachelor party in Bangkok.
Check out 'The Hangover Part II' when it staggers into theaters May 26.
Lady Gaga showed how much of a "monster" she can be during an interview on "Late Show with David Letterman" on Monday.
Gaga's playful outburst came after Letterman questioned the singer's credibility concerning an event where she claimed to have eaten the head of a Barbie doll.
"I'm just so fed up with all of this," said Gaga while shoving the torn note card into her mouth.
Click the video for more! "Late Show with David Letterman" airs weeknights on CBS.
How did your faves rank on the "Dancing with the Stars" scoreboard tonight?
Here's the "Dancing with the Stars" scoreboard for the season 12 finale! Chelsea Kane & Mark Ballas are neck and neck in the fierce competition with Hines Ward & Kym Johnson. The two couples received identical scores in both rounds of the finals so far. Although Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are lagging a few points behind, can the actress' vast fan base help win her the coveted mirror ball trophy?
Watch highlights from the final trio's freestyle routines! Tune in to ABC on Tuesday for one last night of rhinestones and sequins as a champion is crowned on the "Dancing With the Stars" season finale.
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From Jessica Simpson's outing with her footballer fiancé Eric Johnson to the girls of "Jersey Shore" meeting the basketball stars of LSU, welcome to this special sporty edition of GPS.
Jessica and Eric were captured while surveying an art exhibit in New York City, while Jim Carrey was also found in the Big Apple, chowing down in the West Village.
"Dancing with the Stars" contestant Chelsea Kane was snapped taking pictures with fans outside of the "Dancing" studio in Los Angeles. "I'll clear out a whole room in my house," Chelsea said when asked where she would put the mirror ball trophy if she won it.
Click the video to see the "Jersey Shore" ladies chance encounter with part of the LSU men's basketball team.
In the video, Baena's niece greets the Schwarzenegger family, all dolled up in her lavish quinceanera attire. The families seems very comfortable together and happy at the celebration, long before Arnold confessed that he'd fathered a child out of wedlock. Baena is the mother of that child, who also attended the quinceanera that day.
Keep tuning in to The Insider for more revealing footage from the event.
Bradley Cooper is back with the wolf pack in 'The Hangover Part II' this weekend, and we're time warping back with the boy from Philly, from his take on the 'Limitless' wonder drug to his blue-collar upbringing and prep school awakening!
It's been a whirlwind year for pop/rock/rap sensation Ke$ha, and from the looks of it this 24-yr-old's outrageous style is just as envelope-pushing onstage, as it is off.
Let's rewind the clock on Ke$ha, and check out a few of her best and worst red-carpet moments!
There was a double dose of Britney Spears at Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. The ultimate showgirl opened the evening with Rihanna and later joined tour mate Nicki Minaj for an encore performance.
Musicians weren't the only ones in the spotlight during the show. "Modern Family"'s Eric Stonestreet was debazzling as an Elvis impersonator, along with master of ceremonies Ken Jeong, star of 'The Hangover Part II.'
Perhaps the moment frozen in fans' minds is the kiss shared between young Hollywood couple Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. The two shared a tight embrace when Justin won his first award of the evening for Digital Artist of the Year. When his name was called again, this time to accept for Top New Artist of the Year, the lovebirds locked lips while the cameras rolled. On the red carpet, Selena revealed that she plans to include her beau in the thank you section of her album booklet. Backstage, Justin called his special lady "amazing."
Additional performers included Beyonce, Ke$ha, Cee-Lo Green, The Black Eyed Peas, and many more. Honored with the Icon Award, Neil Diamond was a crowd favorite, singing recognizable tunes from his vast music library and encouraging audience involvement. During "Sweet Caroline," the fans interjected with the "bum bum bum" and "so good, so good."
Below are the winners of the categories presented during the ABC broadcast. A complete list of winners is available at billboard.com.
Billboard 200 Artist of the Year- Taylor Swift
Digital Artist of the Year- Justin Bieber
Hot 100 Song of the Year- Taoi Cruz "Dynamite"
Country Song of the Year- Lady Antebellum "Need You Now"
Top Duo/Group- The Black Eyed Peas
Viral Innovator Award- Cee Lo Green
Radio Artist of the Year- Rihanna
Top New Artist of the Year- Justin Bieber
Country Artist of the Year- Taylor Swift
Female Artist of the Year- Rihanna
Dreamseeker Artist of the Year- Gentlemen Hall
Icon Award- Neil Diamond
Arguably the most exciting and controversial season of "The Celebrity Apprentice" came to an end Sunday night, pitting Country Star John Rich against Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin in a final challenge of creating the best retro 7UP campaign to ultimately take home $250,000 for their respective charities.
Prior to announcing the winner, Donald Trump admitted this season's ruling of "Apprentice" was his toughest yet, telling the pair he has "never had to go through something like this," calling Matlin and Rich "amazing."
In the end, it was John Rich who wrangled the title of "Celebrity Apprentice" over runner-up Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin.
Most of the season's original 16 contestants returned for the finale with the exception of reality-show star Richard Hatch, who is currently in prison for tax evasion.
Rich scores a $250,000 check which puts the grand total of his charity monies raised in at over $1 million for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. Matlin had been playing for the Starkey Hearing Foundation.
From 1989 to 2006, The Billboard Awards were one of the music industry's most highly anticipated events, and with this year marking the show's rebirth, the stars came out in full force to perform in and celebrate the event's long-awaited return.
Hosted by "The Hangover II" star Ken Jeong, the show drew big celebrities from music, film and television, with guests in attendance ranging from music legend U2, to "Glee" star Matthew Morrison, to Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman.
Nominee Taylor Swift shared her excitement in the award show's return, telling us she feels "so honored" to be nominated for an astonishing seven awards on what she calls a "really special night."
Although Fergie was one of the night's performers, she confessed she couldn't wait to see Britney and Nicki Minaj. Black Eyed Peas band mate Taboo added that holding the night's festivities in Vegas added a fun, "party" atmosphere making the night even more "awesome."
With "Dancing with the Stars" Tuesday season finale only days away, team Hines finds itself a fan with Eric Stonestreet and Tim Allen, while Fergie is firmly planted on team Kirstie, explaining that she "loves" her. Allen's wife Jane Hajduk, doesn't share the Steelers love, instead choosing Kirstie as her pick to win the mirror ball trophy.
Watch the video to hear even more from your favorite stars in attendance last night.
The Billboard Awards aired Sunday night on ABC, but in case you missed it, check out Beyonce's knock your socks off performance of her new single, "Run the World" right here.
The cat slipped out of the bag a tad bit early about Britney Spears' "surprise" performance at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday night.
Midway through Rihanna's performance of "S&M," the crowd went wild as Britney's silhouette was revealed. Wearing a black leotard, Britney traded in her Mouseketeer ears for a mask with rabbit ears.
They performed the remaining lyrics as a duet, culminating with feather-flying pillow fight with the backup dancers. Watch the chart-topping gals gyrate during a pole dancing routine in the crowd arousing performance!
Since her latest comeback, Britney has been well received in Las Vegas. Back in March, she debuted some of her "Femme Fatale" tracks at The Palms in a special concert set. Britney embarks on her nationwide tour with Nicki Minaj on June 16.
Prominent public figures, fellow recording artists, and family members recorded heartwarming messages for Beyonce to introduce her at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night.
First Lady Michelle Obama said Beyonce has a "powerful presence for young girls and women around the world." Solange Knowles singled out her sister's performance at President Barack Obama's inauguration as "a moment where we were all extremely proud to know her and love her."
Father Matthew Knowles, mother Tina Knowles, her nephew, The Dream, Lady Gaga, Kenneth Brian "Babyface" Edmonds, Stevie Wonder, and Barbra Streisand were also featured in the dedication montage.
Beyonce's alter ego Sasha Fierce then took the stage for a digitally infused performance of "Run the World." With perfect synchronism, the lady of the hour interacted with digital images projected on a screen behind her. "Glee"'s Matthew Morrison made a surprise cameo as she walked through the audience. Destiny's Child bandmates Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland, along with husband Jay-Z, were on their feet to applaud the routine.
While catching her breath, her mom presented her with the Billboard Millenium Award. Beyonce said, "This is a moment I have to soak in because it's one of the best memories of my life." Watch her show-stopping performance, right here!
World Exclusive: Arnold! Maria! And the alleged love child in church! The very first video of the rumored other woman with the Schwarzenegger family!
Then, Arnold and his alleged love child: We were first to bring you the stunning photos. Now, what's next for the former governor?
And Kirstie Alley's make-out photo with Romeo -- next "Insider"!
"The Insider" co-host Kevin Frazier caught up with Jack Black at the raucous 'Kung Fu Panda 2' premiere on Sunday, getting the comedian to reveal his "inside joke" with Angelina Jolie, involving the actress' kids.
A bearded Brad Pitt in shades attended the premiere with Angelina who looked stunning in a gown by Michael Kors, and Jack told us about one of Angelina's amazing dresses that she wound up giving away.
"She had a lot of unbelievable maternity dresses and she sent us one," said Jack, who welcomed his second son, Thomas, with wife Tanya Haden on May 23, 2008. "In return I gave her - it doesn't sound like a good gift - but I gave her a "Brady Bunch" DVD box set as kind of an inside joke because she has six babies just like the 'Brady Bunch.'"
Featuring the return of Jack as Po the Panda alongside the vocal talents of Angelina, 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, when a new villain, Lord Shen (Gary Oldman), threatens to conquer China and destroy kung fu.
Dustin Hoffman shared that even though his children are grown adults they aren't above being impressed by his new animated feature - with one catch.
"They just don't want to go with me [to premieres] anymore," Dustin chuckled. "They'll see it on their own."
The 3D 'Kung Fu Panda 2' opens May 26. Click the video to see Brad and Angelina make their grand arrival on the red carpet.
Check out the outrageous digital short featured on last night's "Saturday Night Live," starring Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga and Andy Samberg in a precarious situation.
Returning with their infamous characters from "D*ck In a Box" and "Motherlover," JT and Samberg let Lady Gaga get in on the action in their newest digital short called "3-Way (the Golden Rule)."
"Saturday Night Live" airs Saturdays on NBC. Click the video to see the hilarity that ensues when JT and Samberg leave their mothers (Patricia Clarkson and Susan Surandon) to make a "triple connection."
The world lost a formidable wrestling superstar of the past when Macho Man Randy Savage died May 20, 2011 at the age of 58.
He was a wrestling superstar, an athlete, an actor, product spokesman, and even a rap star. Macho Man was a lot of things, but for people growing up in the 1980's and watching him as a WWF, and then WCW superstar, he was a memorable part of Saturday mornings while growing up.
Today's Rewind takes a look at three events in Macho Man's life in remembrance of this great athlete.
Check out the video to see more from Randy Savage's extensive career.
Shania Twain is on a journey to regain her voice and her confidence, and she chronicles her experiences in her new show on OWN, "Why Not? With Shania Twain." Will she ever regain her ability to belt it out like she used to? Watch the video.
In the episode "What Happens in Vegas," airing this Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN, Shania travels to Sin City, where she's been offered the headline resident singing gig at Caesars Palace -- one of the most prestigious jobs in the music industry. But after an extended break from the biz, does she still have the chops to re-enter the limelight and pull it off?
From France to Los Angeles, check out this edition of GPS!
First, we catch up with Katie Holmes as she makes her rounds at the Beauty Culture exhibit (which opens Saturday) at the Annenberg Space for Photography in L.A. yesterday.
Next stop is Cannes, France, where Ryan Gosling signed autographs and greeted guests and paparazzi alike at the 'Drive' photocall at the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival.
We head back to Los Angeles, where Diddy, Quincy Jones, Romeo and Jordin Sparks were all seen leaving the 'The Hangover Part II' premiere in Hollywood last night, making their way to the after-party.
Rachael Ray recently gave her audience a preview of her new "Funny or Die" sketch, which features a team of overzealous marketers attempting to give Rachael a number of "memorable" catch phrases.
Take a look at the sneak peek of her hilarious "Funny or Die" debut to see Rachael in action.
It surely is the end of an era in television as today is Mary Hart's last day as host of "Entertainment Tonight" where she reported on entertainment news for 29 years.
Taking a look back over her career, Mary underwent a movie makeup transformation in 1993 and became a conehead before she interviewed Dan Aykroyd who was promoting his new comedy "Coneheads."
Check out this video to see one of the many great interviews from Mary's career.
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."