April 12, 2011
The bell rang to end Sugar Ray Leonard's time in the "Dancing With the Stars" ring. He went out in the third round of eliminations, just behind Mike Catherwood and Wendy Williams.
The boxing legend humbly accepted being knocked out of the competition. He said, "I love the spirit of the show. I love the people of the show. I love what the show means and what the show represents and stands for. I will cherish this moment."
Pro partner Anna Trebunskaya was happy to get such a tough guy into tights. "A boxer became a ballet dancer!," she said.
It was a close call for two couples who have topped the scoreboard based on the judges' scores. Current toppers Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas and last week's high scorers Petra Nemcova and Dmitry Chaplin were not safe until the very end of Tuesday night's results episode.
The couples who breathed a sigh of relief return to the ballroom Monday night on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."
Lindsay Lohan showed a striking resemblance to a younger Victoria Gotti at a press conference in New York City on Tuesday, confirming that she is in serious talks to play Victoria in a new movie.
"Lindsay Lohan is a fantastic, fabulous actress," Victoria raved at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. "I say that not because of any of this hooplah. I've always felt that way about her, and that is the truth. I have no say in casting. I wish I did but I don't."
'Gotti: Three Generations,' which is being produced through Marc Fiore's production company Fiore Films, has already claimed John Travolta for the starring role of alleged crime boss John Gotti.
"There's a lot of reasons [I chose this movie]," Travolta said. "But number one -- this is probably the most interesting, untold story in this country. What a character to approach and to understand."
Of course, John Gotti Jr. got to know the character very well in real life and he praised his late father calling him "a man larger than life."
Hot shot director Nick Cassavetes ('The Notebook') will direct the biopic which has yet to set a release date.
Apparently the fashion business isn't always pretty.
In this sneak peek of Wednesday's new episode, Jay Manuel got pooped on in a garbage dump, all in the name of fashion, while working on Jaclyn's photo shoot.
"I saved the dress, I guess," Jay reasoned.
While Jay struggled to get through the shoot, Jaclyn barely managed to get there.
"I've never picked up a map before in my life, because I live in Belton, Texas," Jaclyn said. "There's a Wal-Mart; there's a Bush's Chicken, but nothing big."
Click the video to see what Brittani said about dodging elimination last week, and watch "America's Next Top Model" Wednesdays on The CW.
Grammy Award-winning artist Toni Braxton opens up to TheInsider.com about the health scare that put her career on hold and financially ruined her.
Toni says although many people are aware of her health issues -- including an ongoing battle with the immune disease lupus -- they are not aware that her illness caused her to go bankrupt. "It wasn't about cutting back, it was about a business bankruptcy, more than anything, because I was doing my show in Vegas and I was forced to cancel my show because of my illness and all of my other concerts after that."
The singer says she still has struggles with her disease, which can be like a roller coaster. "Today is a good day. I have good days and bad days. But today is a great day, if you ever see me a little chunky it's because of all the steroids, all the shots and things and my medications. But today's a great day, I'm a little thinner today, I fit into this fabulous dress, so I feel really good."
She also speaks about her son Diesel, who is autistic but progressing well. "I'm very fortunate because I found out when he was young, and because of that, early intervention changed things. He's in the second grade, in public school, special education program, with all his therapies -- his speech and occupational -- so I'm one of the lucky parents."
Toni teams up with her four sisters and mother in the show "Braxton Family Values," which premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT on WE tv . She says the show will illustrate the support she gets from her family while showing lots of drama -- combined with love, laughter and rivalry.
TheInsider.com's Nicole Dabeau plans to boldly go where no entertainment site will splurge to go, London -- to count down the tremendously hyped royal nuptials for two non-stop weeks.
Strapped with a livestream pack, a variety of Apple products and a frenzied producer, TheInsider.com's Nicole Dabeau will capture the monarch madness as the elusive celebs of Mayfair, royals-obsessed American tourists of Piccadilly, and the pub-crawling hipsters of Shoreditch, collide for this noble event. Click back this Sunday to watch it all unfold. You never know what wankers we'll meet along the way.
Check out clips from Monday's late night performances from an eclectic group of musical acts!
• Rapper Wiz Khalifa performed his new song "Roll Up" from his debut album Rolling Papers on "The Late Show with David Letterman."
• Canadian pop and country singer K.D. Lang sang her song "I Confess" from her latest album Sing It Loud on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
• British metalcore band Asking Alexandria rocked the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" stage with their song 'Someone, Somewhere" off their new album Reckless and Relentless.
Vienna Girardi has found the key to unlock Kasey Kahl's heart. The two standout "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" personalities have united as one and stepped out as a couple on Saturday at the Reality Rocks Expo in Los Angeles.
"We've been a couple for about four months now," Vienna unleashed. Her famously tattooed boyfriend explained further, "We've been kind of keeping it secret. We're definitely more than a couple. We're in love." The privacy has helped establish their budding relationship and made it stronger than their previously publicized romances.
Tenley Molzahn and Kiptyn Locke are another prime example of the franchise's alums who found one another after the cameras stopped rolling, although sparks were flying between them on "Bachelor Pad." With their one year anniversary on the horizon, Tenley suggests returning "to Catalina where it happened."
Without the show footing the bill for elaborate dates, Tenley and Kiptyn have gone on lavish outings that don’t break the bank. "For his birthday, we went on a hot air balloon ride. Even though that seems pretty extravagant, it's a doable thing," Tenley reasoned.
Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez have yet to announce if they'll walk down the aisle on television, but if Kiptyn puts a ring on Tenley's finger, "we'd definitely consider" inviting ABC cameras to capture the vows, said Tenley.
Ashley Hebert's reign as "The Bachelorette" is still in production. Executive producer Mike Fleiss gave an update. She's currently filming in Asia with six remaining eligible bachelors. Former leading lady Jillian Harris shared words of wisdom for ABC's newest hopeless romantic.
She didn't hit a homerun in her engagement to Ed Swiderski, but to see Jillian smash it out of the park with Derek Jeter, tune in for a Yankee-infused edition of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" on April 17 on ABC.
They're the glue that keeps "Dancing with the Stars" together... Celebrities like Kirstie Alley, Donny Osmond, Jennifer Grey, Emmitt Smith and Drew Lachey may come and go once the coveted mirror ball trophy is handed out, but the pro dancers come back season after season to twirl with the stars and make them look great.
Watch the video and time warp back as pro dancers Cheryl Burke, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Mark Ballas and more tell their story.
Today's edition of Paparazzi Round-Up begins with Kelly Osbourne keeping her distance from photogs as she goes to a doctor's appointment while nursing a cold.
Also spotted by the paps were the Kardashian sisters and their mother arriving at an engagement in Hollywood, with Kourtney taking along her adorable baby son Mason.
Hayden Panettiere is all smiles while signing autographs at the 'Scream 4' premiere. Her costar Kristen Bell also attended with her fiancé Dax Shepard, who is seen giving Kristen a sweet smooch.
'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' sails into theaters May 20, 2011 in 3D, and on the first day of filming, Johnny Depp made a memorable entrance that even he found impressive!
Director Rob Marshall chose the remote Honopu Beach in Kauai, Hawaii, to film the first scene of the movie. Inaccessible by any road, the cast and crew had to arrive by boat and wave runners -- and Johnny arrived in full Jack Sparrow regalia by helicopter.
"That's an entrance, eh?" he says to the camera.
In the fourth outing of the billion-dollar franchise from uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Jack Sparrow teams up with Blackbeard's daughter (Penelope Cruz) in search of the Fountain of Youth. In addition to battling zombies and navigating waters filled with treacherous mermaids, Jack must once again face the nefarious Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) as well as "the pirate all pirates fear," Blackbeard (Ian McShane) himself.
Check TheInsider.com for more 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' coverage, including the big world premiere at Disneyland on May 7!
Eleven years ago, the film 'American Psycho' premiered on this day and was touted by critics as the next 'Fight Club.'
Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst and Chloë Sevigny starred in the psycho thriller, which was adapted from Bret Easton Ellis' book of the same title, about the life of a Manhattan businessman by day and serial killer by night.
The film informally had Johnny Depp to star originally then went through the likes of Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Leonardo DiCaprio, who were all involved in the rumored casting carousel until Bale was ultimately chosen. In the movie which essentially launched Bale's career, nearly all of the lines in the film, including voice-overs, were taken verbatim from the book.
Check out the video to see the stars come out for the film's premiere!
Jenn Sterger, the woman at the center of the Brett Favre scandal, had her life turned upside down when text messages and inappropriate photos that Brett Favre allegedly sent her in 2008 were leaked to the internet in August 2010. In an exclusive interview with Good Morning America, Sterger spoke out on how her life was turned upside down.
"I didn’t want anything to do with it in 2008 and I didn’t want anything to do with it in 2010 and I still don’t want anything to do with it now. I have to give this interview now for me, for my family. It has nothing to do with Brett Favre. I just want people to know me and to know I am not a gold digger and I am not a home wrecker."
Sterger and Favre were both employed by The New York Jets in 2008 when the alleged texts and photos took place. Jenn claims that when approached by someone on the staff about Brett contacting her, she made it clear that it was not something she was interested in and that her job was her first priority.
How Favre did get her number still remains unclear and when he began communicating with her, she staved him off and claims that she consistently told him she was busy.
"He was like the guy at the bar that couldn’t get the hint."
Jenn admits that when she confided in people about her contact with the NFL quarterback she was told to leave it alone and not complain if she wanted to keep her job.
One of the people she confided in, a blogger at Deadspin.com, ended up publishing the photos and voicemails though she claims that she never gave them to the blog and maintains that she hasn’t made a dime off of anything.
"I didn’t want it to get out. I had dealt with it and it was over and the story comes out and it’s like somebody punched you in the stomach. When everyone knows and it’s out there in the public like that there is this perception of you. And I’m none of those things. I never met the man."
Sterger’s exclusive interview with Good Morning America continues tomorrow morning on ABC.
April 12, 2011 (Los Angeles, CA) -- ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT's Nancy O'Dell sat down with First Lady Michelle Obama and Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden at the White House for a rare new sit-down interview to air tonight, April 12th and tomorrow, April 13th.
President Barack Obama recently announced his plan to run for re-election in 2012, and the women say they're ready to hit the campaign trail. Michelle tells Nancy, "Barack and Joe have done a phenomenal job and we're gonna be out there making sure people know their records. So, we're ready to go when the time comes."
Michelle points out, "There have been only 44 presidents in this United States and it's an honor to be able to serve and we will take up the call again. We'll work very hard on behalf of this country."
The women are working hard to encourage support for military families and personally invited ET inside the White House to unveil their military initiative.. Michelle tells ET, "On the course of the campaign trail I got to meet so many phenomenal women, because a lot of these spouses are women, telling the stories of how of they're juggling everything that all of us are juggling, but their doing it on their fourth and fifth deployment; trying to raise kids in a healthy way."
"These women's stories took my breath away and I vowed then on the campaign trail, if I had the honor of serving as first lady, I would try to be their voice," Michelle says.
Dr. Biden knows firsthand what it's like to have a loved one deployed overseas: "My son is [in the] Delaware Army National Guard so we've been a military family for 10 years."
Of raising awareness about the plight of military families, Dr. Biden says, "I knew that this was one issue that I wanted to work on."
Michelle says that everyone has an opportunity to help a military family: "It can be something as small as knowing who the military families are in your community and reaching out and mowing a lawn," or something like offering to take over a carpool or "baking a cake, saying thank you, acknowledging their presence."