May 03, 2011
Playboy bunny Kendra Wilkinson took two hops forward and one hop back in recent performances. The judges and voters said g'bye mate to the Playmate on Tuesday night.
In her farewell speech, Kendra said she lasted "seven weeks longer than I ever thought I would." She graciously took time to thank pro partner Louis Van Amstel, husband Hank Baskett, and son Hank Jr.
Kendra's excited to shake her cottontail back home in time for Mother's Day. "I'm not the best dancer, but I am the best mom," she boasted. Beaming with pride, Louis proclaimed, "We're finishing on a high."
With a narrowed field of competitors, "Dancing With the Stars" returns Monday night on ABC.
Check out these clips from some of Monday's late night musical performances!
• Ambrosia performed their song "How Much I Feel" as a web exclusive for Yacht Rock 2k11 on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."
• K.D. Lang and the Siss Boom Bang performed "Sugar Buzz" from her new album Sing it Loud on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
Prince Harry performed his best man duties admirably at brother Prince William's wedding of the century to Kate Middleton, and we're time warping back to when the boys were in the public eye following Princess Diana's tragic death.
Hoping to move on from the incredible tragedy, the boys made a public appeal to end what some would call "Diana mania" as Harry prepared to attend school at Eton.
From premieres to galas, the celebs made their way out and we have all of the fun footage in this edition of Paparazzi GPS.
Dressed in a designer black dress and feather hat, Demi Moore was spotted in New York heading to the star-studded MET gala.
Meanwhile, back in L.A. was Colin Farrell, who graciously signed autographs as he headed into the 'Thor' premiere after party.
And in a decidedly less fancy setting was Lindsay Lohan, who was snapped showing up for her orientation at the L.A. Women's Center.
Check out the video to check out your favorite stars!
Amid the fashion frenzy at The Met Costume Gala in New York City Monday night, possible presidential hopeful Donald Trump actually had something positive to say about Barack Obama's performance.
"I was very proud of the country; it was just a great thing that happened, and they did really a great job," Trump told our own Lara Spencer in reference to the killing of Osama bin Laden. "I think it's absolutely great that they got him and you can't treat him too harsh. I'm really happy about it. … He truly deserved it, and worse."
Asked if he's done with the "birther" third-degree questioning now that Obama has finally produced a long-form copy of his birth certificate, Trump beamed, "Well I hope so, I think it's great. … Well, I do take credit, but I'm focused on other things like the economy."
Shifting the conversation to wife Melania, Trump praised, "She's beautiful. She looks great and it's a great evening."
Stars showed up to Monday night's MET Costume Institute Gala in New York donning their most stunning and daring ensembles, but it was Beyonce who got the most attention -- and not for her eye-catching Pucci gown.
Arriving to the star-studded event with her music mogul hubby Jay-Z, the singer walked the red carpet but then received boos from the paparazzi after she supposedly didn't stop long enough to please the camera crews.
Check out the video to see the shocking video for yourself!
On this day seven years ago, 'Van Helsing' made its premiere in Hollywood, CA.
Starring Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale, the film paid homage to Universal Studios' horror monster films from the '30s and '40s as well as got its inspiration from Bram Stoker's popular Dracula novel.
Coming off his portrayal of Wolverine in the X-Men films and his foray into Broadway with Carousel, Hugh took on the title character in the film that grossed over $300 million worldwide. He even claims that he prepared for his role in the play The Boy from Oz while filming the horror/action flick.
Check out from the 'Van Helsing' premiere and what Hugh's favorite horror film was in the video!
Our "Insider" correspondent Christina McLarty caught up with Hines Ward and Partner Kym Johnson in a moment of triumph after scoring their first "10." The "Dancing" couple started off crediting the night's high scores to their very close relationship, but ended up sharing just a little too much information.
It's a bit of an understatement when Kym says she and Hines "know each other pretty well." Hines says they've become so close, he "popped a pimple on [Kym's] nose" during practice. As if that wasn't enough, he adds that he has also "passed gas in [Kym's] face." Wonderful.
Mark Ballas also had a bit of an awkward moment during Monday's show when contestant Romeo got a little too up close and personal with Mark's mother Shirley Ballas. She popped by the show for a lesson, but ended up doing a bit of a "freak dance" with Romeo.
Watch the video to check out what Mark had to say about his mother dancing with Romeo, and don't miss an all new "Dancing with the Stars" Tuesday night on ABC.
Chris Hemsworth's wife Elsa Pataky was a part of cinematic history when her new movie 'Fast Five' gave Universal its highest grossing opening weekend ever for a single film, but this weekend 'Fast Five' will have to stand up against Hemsworth's 'Thor.'
At the 'Thor' Hollywood premiere on Monday night, Hemsworth told us that he made the time to congratulate his wife after the massive opening of 'Fast Five,' which pulled in over $83 million.
Perhaps some of that good fortune will rub off on Hemsworth for his big opening.
"I had a fantastic director and a great cast to support me through [the making of the film]," said Hemsworth. "It was a big collaborative effort and I had a lot of fun doing it."
'Thor' finds the arrogant Norse warrior (Hemsworth) forced to live among humans as punishment after reigniting an ancient war in his world. His true mettle is put to the test when a villainous foe sends dark forces from the realm of Asgard to invade Earth.
"I'm still reeling," said Kat Dennings, who admitted to being a "huge fan of comics" when she was younger. "I've only seen it once and I'm really excited to see it again because I cried."
'Thor' is set to clobber theaters May 6. Click the video to find out what Sir Anthony Hopkins said "makes all the difference" in Hemsworth's acting career.
The Super Bowl of fashion? According to "The Insider" host Lara Spencer, quite possibly so.
A who's who of celebrities and fashion designers were out in full force Monday night at the annual Met Costume Gala in NYC. Everyone from Gisele Bundchen to the currently controversial Donald Trump were in attendance at the plush affair that seems to have everyone dressed to kill.
This year's gala focused on a new exhibit dedicated to designer Alexander McQueen (dubbed Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty) and his extraordinary contributions to the fashion industry, and many attendees respectfully paid homage to the late fashion icon.
"I have many great memories and I know he would be happy," supermodel Naomi Campbell gushed on the red carpet, wearing one of his vintage dresses. "To me, this day is a celebration of him."
Check out more from the star-studded event in the video!
Did a celebrity bride steal Kate Middleton's look?
Plus, what Prince Harry cut from his wedding toast -- we have his Backstory.
Then, Kirstie Alley's "Dancing with the Stars" drama -- what you missed on the show...
And new "NCIS: Los Angeles" -- 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! Monday's show started off in a tie between Team Chelsea and Team Hines. It was the individual routines that boosted two couples to the head of the pack. With their standout performances, Ralph Macchio & Karina Smirnoff and Hines Ward & Kym Johnson were added to the illustrious Perfect 10 Club.
|Sugar Ray Leonard
Tears will flow in episode one as Ashley Hebert is featured as "The Bachelorette."
"I never knew that I would come in here and so soon be heartbroken," she muttered while crying.
The new season of "The Bachelorette" finds Ashley handing out roses in various parts of the world, including Asia. This single lady's voyage to finding "the one" begins on Monday, May 23 on ABC. Have your passport to love ready to be stamped.
Casey Abrams couldn't be saved twice. Five weeks after the "American Idol" judges opted to keep Casey in the competition he was finally eliminated this past Thursday. Speaking with ET Casey told us, "I was probably about 20% shocked that it happened, maybe even less," says Abrams. "I felt like I could go right now, it's fine. I met my goals. I kissed Jennifer Lopez. So it's not a bad time to go."
And what about rumors of a relationship with "Idol" contestant Haley Reinhart, who he sang a duet with of Carole King's 'I Feel the Earth Move'? "We are a musical item. That's what we are. It's nothing more than that," though he says she is the one he will miss most. "I got along with her the most. I hung out with her the most. We laughed at the same stupid things...It's the little things like that."
With Casey gone, "American Idol" is down to five. Tune in to FOX Wednesday and Thursday nights to see who makes it through. And though he will be missed, do not fret "Idol" fans for Casey will be joining the other top 'Idols' on tour this summer.
As the world reacts to the killing of terror suspect Osama Bin Laden, TheInsider.com takes a look back at what Charlie Sheen, Queen Latifah and others were saying in the immediate aftermath of the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001.
Sheen explained how difficult it was for the cast and crew of his then-show "Spin City" to go back to work and attempt comedy in the aftermath of 9/11. The actor also said the nation needed to heal and expressed hope that eventually justice would prevail. "I guess all we can do is pray and hope that as the military goes back to work, that some justice will prevail -- on some level."
Queen Latifah wondered how the attack happened and said America needed to find new ways to deal with terrorists. "I'm trying to understand why this wasn't prevented. Did we get lazy? Did we get complacent? Do we have a big head about who we are as Americans, that we kind of thought no one would have the guts to do this to us? If people want something bad enough, they're going to do what they have to do. And I just feel like we have to do what we have to do right now. We're Americans, bottom line, we've go to protect America."
Watch the video to also hear actress Kathleen Turner explain why she quickly mobilized after the attacks to provide and distribute food to a variety of workers near New York's Ground Zero.
The stars were out in droves over the weekend and we have all of the fun footage in this edition of paparazzi roundup.
Katy Perry was spotted giving high fives to her young fans in Australia while promoting her perfume Purr.
Britney Spears and ex-husband Kevin Federline were snapped by the paps watching their son play baseball.
Check out the video to see two of your favorite "Dancing With The Stars" pros and two of your favorite "Glee" stars!
As the field narrows with this season's "Dancing with the Stars," we're time warping back to the first-ever season in 2005 and its crowning moment!
The coveted mirror ball trophy would go to either Kelly Monaco (and pro partner Alec Mazo) or John O'Hurley (with pro partner Charlotte Jorgensen) in the nail-biting finale. Watch the big reveal!
Chris Hemsworth brings the mighty Marvel Comics character 'Thor' to the big screen this Friday, and the Aussie star reveals the best part about getting to play a superhero.
"Getting to wear a cape and a big, beautiful costume is fun," Chris tells Christina McLarty of "The Insider," adding that his intense workout for the role included "buckets of protein."
Anthony Hopkins plays Thor's father, Odin, in the action fantasy, and the Oscar-winning actor jokes that he worked as Chris' personal trainer. As for working with his young co-star, Hopkins offers, "The great thing about Chris, apart from his talent and he looks terrific, I think he's a great, powerful star/actor."
'Thor,' in theaters and IMAX this Friday in 3D, finds the Norse God of Thunder cast out of the realm of Asgard to Earth for his arrogance. Taken under the wing of scientist Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and her assistant Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings), Thor must defend his new friends from menacing forces sent by the wicked Loki (Tom Hiddleston). The film is directed by Kenneth Branagh.
In the short amount of time it took "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" actress to become "Gossip Girl" superstar, Blake Lively transformed into a certified fashion goddess.
Let's rewind the clock on Blake, and check out a few of her best and worst red-carpet moments!
On May 2, 1997, Will Smith was busy filming the music video to his smash hit "Men In Black" from the film of the same title.
Smith's popular single went platinum in a number of countries and also hit #1 on US Billboard Hot 100 Airplay charts.
Not only was the single a hit, but the film 'Men In Black' grossed nearly $600 million at the box office.
Check out the video to see Will Smith in action on the set of this classic music video.
Chelsea Kane has gone from unassuming Disney star to competitive powerhouse during this season of "Dancing with the Stars" as she revealed in an interview during her rehearsal for this week's paso doble.
"Now that you can kind of see the light at the end of the tunnel, I want to go all the way," said Chelsea. "So hopefully we do."
Chelsea revealed the sacrifices she's had to make for the sake of the mirror ball trophy, saying, "My social life has definitely taken a backseat to the show... We did the math the other day that we've been rehearsing for, like, over 50 straight days. So you're starting to get to that point where your body's a little tired."
That wear and tear showed during Chelsea and Mark Ballas' first team rehearsal with last week.
"Tuesday night we were all pretty exhausted from the live show and I literally spent most of [the rehearsal] just trying to stop everybody from fighting," said Chelsea, who was named troupe leader. "We have a great team and an awesome song, so I'm excited."
Chelsie Hightower, Romeo, Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff make up Chelsea and Mark's squad, which will dance to a song by Lady Gaga.
Watch "Dancing with the Stars" Monday on ABC.
The stars came out in full force for a good cause Friday, April 29, 2011 to attend the 18th Annual Race to Erase MS event co-chaired by Nancy Davis and Tommy Hilfiger.
Paris Hilton, who is a regular attendee to the annual event, has a personal stake in the cause because she "lost a grandmother to the disease years ago." As a result, finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis became "something that's very close to [her] heart."
ET's Samantha Harris was also in attendance, marking the second time she has participated citing "friends and family who are afflicted" as the reason she finds herself involved with the cause. Samantha, Raven Symone, and "DWTS" pro Cheryl Burke are just a few of the many celebrities participating in this year's celebrity fashion show, which will offer a sneak preview of Tommy Hilfiger's new "Andrew Charles" clothing line.
One of the notable items up for auction this year is a custom, Kate Middleton inspired wedding gown designed exclusively by A.B.S. Designer Allen Schwartz.
The annual Race to Erase MS gala event raises funds for research to find the cause and ultimate cure for Multiple Sclerosis. It is the hope of the Foundation that in addition to combating MS through research in a clinical environment, awareness will be created by educating the public about this mysterious disease.
What happened during William and Kate's honeymoon weekend? When will they start a family?
Then, the official wedding photos from inside the reception -- and what William really whispered to Kate during the ceremony!
Plus, our countdown to Oprah's goodbye...
And after Kirstie Alley's "Dancing with the Stars" comeback, can she survive another week? Next "Insider"!
Back on May 1, 2003, Bea Arthur, Betty White, and Rue McClanahan had gathered together again for a "Golden Girls" reunion. Estelle Getty, who played Sophia, was not able to be a part of the reunion.
Despite the show having ended 11 years prior, all three of the women talked about how they were still receiving fan mail, and from the strangest of places: Sri Lanka, Kuala Lumpur and Fiji as well as many others.
Watch the video to watch the "Golden Girls" talk about this memorable reunion.
Jumping back to April 30, 1998 The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, held a fashion show to raise money for her charity, Chances For Children, which raised money for children in need in America.
Sarah said that she started the charity because "it was time I gave back and I decided to start Chances For Children in New York…because we thought it was time to give back to the American people who give so much to the institutes of Great Britain."
At the event, the models walked down the runway and showed off numerous dresses by designer Pamela Dennis.
Check out the video to watch Sarah in action, raising money for needy children.
The Insider.com's Nicole Dabeau is having tea with The Queen! Granted, it's not the official Queen of England, but rather Dame Vesta Bules, one of the U.K.'s most in-demand drag queens! Watch the fun video.
Dame Vesta Bules' dance card as drag Queen Elizabeth II has been booked since the royal wedding frenzy hit fever pitch. On her blog, she calls herself "a European Royalty Expert, comedienne, writer, performer and only friend of [controversial U.K. broadcaster] Eamonn Holmes," and writes, "Her knowledge has been shared with tens of people around the world and now she shares it with you."
Watch the video to find out the origins of high tea and the sandwich straight from the mouth of the Dame herself.
You can keep up with all of Nicole's wild London adventures by following @NicoleDabeau on Twitter.
From the East to West Coast, check out some of your favorite celebs out and about in this edition of GPS!
First, we caught Sofia Vergara outside of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" in Hollywood last night waving to hordes of fans and paparazzi.
"Glee" stars Cory Monteith and Mark Salling took a break from shooting to check out hats at the Lids store in Times Square yesterday while Chris Colfer chatted with fans and onlookers.
Kate Hudson gets quickly escorted to her car after leaving Goldie Hawn's Foundation Launch Party in NYC last night, while in Hollywood, Jennifer Love Hewitt got similar treatment as she headed to the TCM Classic Film Festival.
Finally, we see Will Ferrell showing love to fans and signing autographs at the 'Everything Must Go' premiere in NYC.
How does the average person get around London during the Royal Wedding? By foot, car, etc., but TheInsider.com's Nicole Dabeau is choosing the next best option: by bike!
With a last-minute call to get to Buckingham Palace, Nicole beckons a trusty bike ride to whisk her through the packed streets of London. Watch the video to see if she gets to the famed landmark in time!
With the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in the books, "The Insider"'s Royal correspondent, Sharon Osbourne, talks to Kevin Frazier and CBS Royal correspondent Victoria Arbiter about the bride's fashion.
While Sharon had mostly positive reviews about Kate's attire, she did think that she could have taken a bigger risk on such a special day in her life.
Check out the video to hear what Sharon thinks the couple could have done to be less subtle on their big day.
Following post-nuptial pleasantries at Buckingham Palace, newlyweds William and Kate (now known as The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) left for Clarence House with Will at the wheel of his father's convertible Aston Martin. Watch the video!
With the 007-inspired car decked out in ribbons, balloons and a license plate that read JU5T WED, the royal couple waved to the crowd, tailed by a Range Rover and accompanied above by a Search and Rescue helicopter in a special fly past. William is a serving Search and Rescue pilot, based in Anglesey, Wales.
The Seychelles blue Aston Martin Volante DB6 MKII has been owned by The Prince of Wales since 1969 and was converted in 2008 to run on sustainable fuel -- E85 bioethanol, made from English wine wastage -- at the request of Prince Charles.
Excited onlookers watch and cheer as Prince William and Kate Middleton make the journey in a royal horse-drawn carriage from their wedding ceremony at London's Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace.
Watch the video to see the couple smiling and waving to the huge crowd after appearing on the palace balcony, where they eventually shared the traditional post-wedding kiss!
Prince William and Kate Middleton said "I do" and we have all of the romantic highlights from inside the ceremony!
The headline-making couple made it official Friday morning in London and we have the video of everything from Kate's walk down the aisle with her father Michael, to the bride and groom reciting their vows, to the pair exiting Westminster Abbey to the cheering crowd.
For all of your royal wedding news, check out ETonline.com's minisite!