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Howie Mandel Apologies (Twice!) For Calling Bulimia 'Entertaining' During 'AGT'

8/27/2015 3:32am EDT
Howie Mandel
Oh Howie Mandel. You should know better than to joke about bulimia. But according to The Daily Mail, Mandel doesn’t know better, and has now had to make an apology for all bulimia sufferers who might’ve been offended when Mandel referred to the eating disorder in a joke.

The joke in question: after witnessing the talents of Stevie Starr, a contestant on Mandel’s America’s Got Talent, Mandel was not pleased. Starr calls himself a “professional regurgitator,” and his act involves swallowing items that are not meant to be swallowed, then barfing them back up again.

This is disgusting. And Ma...

15 Celebrities Who Have OCD

6/3/2014 3:30am EDT
15 Celebrities Who Have OCD
Obsessive Compulse Disorder (OCD) is a condition in which people have unreasonable fears that lead them to participate in ritualistic behaviors, such as repetitive hand washing.

Actress Megan Fox told Allure magazine in 2010 that she has OCD and is particularly bothered by toilets without covers and restaurant silverware. She explained, "This is a sickness, I have an illness - this is not OK anymore."

She hates using public restrooms because of the germs. She said, "Every time someone uses a bathroom and they flush, all the bacteria is shot into the air."

She is also grossed out by using...

Dancer Kenichi Ebina Wins 'America's Got Talent'

9/19/2013 10:47am EDT
America's Got Talent
America has spoken, voting 38-year-old Japanese dancer Kenichi Ebina the winner of the eighth season of America's Got Talent Wednesday night.

The six finalists were whittled down to just two over the course of the two-hour finale, with angelic-voiced singer Cami Bradley, 25, the first to exit the show. She was followed by 16-year-old aspiring magician Collins Key, whose sleight-of-hand card tricks were some of the best ever; and Opera trio Forte, who often left nary a dry eye in the Radio City Music Hall audience during their final performances, finished fourth.

Then it was down to the fi...

Howard Stern Makes Seven-Year-Old Aspiring Rapper Mir Money Cry On 'America's Got Talent'

5/22/2012 3:43pm EDT
America's Got Talent
Howard Stern found out how tough his new job is going to be during Monday night's episode of America's Got Talent.

During only his second show, the shock jock was thrown a curveball when seven-year-old aspiring rapper Mir Money took the stage to audition - and ended up in tears and with Stern questioning his decision to sign on with the show.

Stern pressed his "X" buzzer early on during the youngster's performance and was followed shortly after by fellow judge Sharon Osbourne

When Mir Money stopped his performance judge Howie Mandel asked the boy if he was angry, which he said he wasn't....

Howard Stern Makes An Excellent Addition To 'America's Got Talent'

5/15/2012 8:55am EDT
America's Got Talent
"America's Got Talent" kicked off its seventh season on Monday night with a new addition to the judging panel - Howard Stern. Skeptics weren't sure how he would respond to the (sometimes wacky) contestants, but he did surprisingly well.

The talent competition kicked off with a "magician" who required a ring to do his trick. After Nick Cannon claimed his wedding band (from wife Mariah Carey) wouldn't come off his finger, Howie Mandel reluctantly jumped on stage with the guy and handed his over.

The magician made a few bad jokes and was given the "X" by Stern twice (he pushed Mandel's bu...

Q&A: Meet Punchline's Steve Soboslai

1/31/2012 12:05pm EST
Steve Soboslai is a guy your mother would love. I know this because the day I first heard of him, my mother turned to me and said, "Why can't you bring a nice boy like that home?"

Unfortunately for her, he's already got a girlfriend. Steve is known to TV audiences for his recent appearance on FOX's Mobbed, where he enlisted Howie Mandel and a flash mob to profess his feelings to Dana, the woman he loved. With that grand gesture, Steve proved that romance isn't dead.

But as awesome as that was, it's only half of his story. He's also a successful musician, one-fourth of the band Punchli...

Howard Stern Joins 'America's Got Talent' For Season 7

12/15/2011 9:19am EST
Howard Stern
Radio personality Howard Stern will serve as the new judge on NBC's "America's Got Talent."

Stern, who is replacing Piers Morgan, will provide his feedback on the hopeful future stars who are currently auditioning in major cities around the country for the show's upcoming seventh season. Stern will join Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel on the judging panel.

Production of the live shows of "America's Got Talent" will be moving to New York, where Stern will continue to helm his SiriusXM radio program.

"America's Got Talent" is the only talent competition show that is open to any age and an...

'America's Got Talent': And The Winner Is...

9/15/2011 5:29am EDT
America's Got Talent
NBC's America's Got Talent crowned its latest champion Wednesday night, and the winner is...

Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.!

The West Virginia crooner beat out dance groups Silhouettes and Team iLuminate, as well as teen band Poplyfe, to claim the AGT title. Now, instead of detailing cars, he'll be headlining his own show in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace beginning October 28. (You can already purchase tickets for the show, which will include all of the top four acts.)

It was one heck of a night for Landau, who opened Wednesday's two-hour finale by singing with one of his heroes, the legendary...

Q&A: 'America's Got Talent': The Top 10 Speak Out!

9/6/2011 2:00pm EDT
Anna Graceman
America's Got Talent has narrowed down its field to the ten best acts of the season, from singers and dancers to motorcycles and magicians. Before they take the stage for the finale rounds, AGT's top ten sat down with me to discuss what a long, crazy trip the NBC show has been.

Anna Graceman

Act: Singer/pianist

Favorite AGT act: "I love everybody here. I would go see anybody in Vegas."

Who's her biggest competition? "I think everybody here is huge competition. All of the singers are great, all the dancers, all the other acts...they're just all amazing. I could go up against any of them ...

'America's Got Talent': Live From The Inside (#621/#622)

8/11/2011 8:00am EDT
America's Got Talent
It's YouTube Special week on America's Got Talent! After America voted on and judges viewed countless submissions to the Internet video site, the top twelve acts performed live - many for the first time - on the AGT stage in Hollywood.

How did they fare?

Let's preface things by saying that these are amateurs, not professionals. On top of that, the majority of them were bringing their acts to a live audience for the first time - and doing so under TV lights is a lot different than most performances. There's a certain amount of understanding that has to be given out here.

That being said...

Piers Morgan Recalls Waking Up To Sharon Osbourne's Naked Chest In His Face

8/10/2011 9:28am EDT
Piers Morgan
Piers Morgan dreads private plane trips with his "America's Got Talent" co-stars after he woke during one flight to find Sharon Osbourne's naked breasts in his face.

The former U.K. tabloid editor insists he gets very little pleasure out of being shuttled around America for talent show auditions because host Nick Cannon and his fellow judges Osbourne and Howie Mandel are the worst people to be stuck on a private jet with.

He says, "Although it sounds very glamorous, it's actually hell... Howie Mandel doesn't sleep and just cracks jokes for six hours and then you have Nick Cannon who just ...

'America's Got Talent': Live From The Inside (#620)

8/4/2011 8:00am EDT
America's Got Talent
Wondering what goes on inside NBC's America's Got Talent? Look no further. Starting with Wednesday night's results show, I'll be bringing you quotes and observations from the sixth season of TV's only variety-competition series.

First, the facts: only four acts moved forward - dance troupe Fatally Unique, favorites Zuma Zuma and Team iLuminate, and impressionist Melissa Villasenor, who was the judges' choice. The studio audience seemed to approve of the results, even breaking out into a "Zuma" chant as the African acrobats stood on stage alongside Yellow Designs Stunt Team.

But what did...

'America's Got Talent' Tightens Up As Acts Advance To Semi Finals

7/21/2011 11:45am EDT
Steve Retchless
Live from Hollywood, It’s the results of America's Got Talent, time to find out who will move on to the semi-finals and get the chance at a million dollars and have their own Vegas act. Host Nick Cannon explains to the audience that the audience votes choose the three acts who make it through to the semi-finals with the fourth act being chosen by the judges. First up for elimination, The Rhinestone Ropers, Thomas Johns and Silhouettes. Cannon asks Sharon whom she thinks the audience has put through. Sharon says it’s pretty obvious from the acts standing up there that silhouettes is moving ...

'America's Got Talent' Quarter Finals Part 2

7/20/2011 3:22pm EDT
America’s Got Talent was hyped up for another exciting round of performances when 12 new acts performed for the quarter final round. However with jeers, tears and lackluster performances, the talent was bordering on boring until the latter end of the night. Kicking off the night was Attack Dance crew; ironically enough there ability to attack the dance with fire and conviction left the judges wanting more.

Trying to step up their game, no pun intended Attack Dance Crew came out blinged out in glow in the dark outfits. They tried to up the energy and momentum with an energized and synchron...

'America's Got Talent' Finds Its Way To The Big Apple

6/29/2011 10:01am EDT
America's Got Talent
The auditions continued in New York tonight as eager hopefuls swept the city that never sleeps. America's Got Talent judges were hopeful as well in a city where the talent is bigger and better if you can make it here you can make it anywhere. The talent was big and colorful in many ways featuring everything from singers and dancers to daredevil edge of your seat acts. First a husband and wife whose success as doctors hoped they could heal others through another way, singing.

Rat and Tak gave an astonishingly tone-deaf and off-key performance of Heart’s “Alone” if it wasn’t for the melody...

The Talent Heats Up When 'America's Got Talent' Hits Atlanta

6/22/2011 12:23am EDT
Americas Got Talent
The America’s Got Talent judges got an eyeful and an earful when they hit Atlanta for another round of auditions and contestants vying for a bid to Vegas. Hotlanta so it should be called was on fire with the first three contestants getting a ticket to Sin City. First up, Hershae Chocolatea the name says it all.

Hershae Chocolate or 31 year-old Hershawn Gardner was a drag queen and celebrity impersonator. First on her/his list Macy Gray with an amazingly on point performance of “ I Try” Gardner stunned and rallied the crowd with his dead on impression complete with afro and unmistakable to...

Judges Struggle To Find 'America's Talent' in Seattle

6/20/2011 8:38pm EDT
America's Got Talent
On June 14th, the America’s Got Talent judges headed to Seattle for the second round of auditions. The second round began with a bang err bottle. With a vague introduction into the actual talent of the first contestant Brian Jackson, it could be he doesn’t have one. His talent blowing up water bottles until they explode, using a stopwatch he attempted to blow up three water bottles in 90 seconds but couldn’t even get through one as the buzzer sounded. He failed to please the judges as well as beat his previous world-record time but he was unable to burst even one bottle, the only thing ...

Q&A: Nick Cannon Chats About Hosting ‘America’s Got Talent’ & More

6/20/2011 3:00pm EDT
Nick Cannon
The sixth season of NBC’s "America’s Got Talent" is back and better than ever and Nick Cannon, the show’s charming and handsome host, took some time out of his busy schedule for a conference Q&A session.

Cannon discussed the talented acts this season, being an energetic host and his keen sense of fashion.

Below are a few of the questions he answered.

Question: Talk a little bit about the level of talent this season versus past seasons.

Nick Cannon: I think every year we say, you know, ‘The show’s getting better and better,’ but I really believe that this is the best year because I th...

Piers Morgan Wants To 'Torture And Dismember' Howie Mandel

5/27/2011 12:00pm EDT
Piers Morgan
Piers Morgan always dreads heading back to work on "America's Got Talent" because he is a regular victim of Howie Mandel's practical jokes.

The hit TV show heads back to the small screen this month, and Morgan admits he is not looking forward to spending more time with Mandel, who he has branded the "most annoying man in the history of planet Earth."

The British presenter reveals Mandel loves playing pranks backstage, and he has suffered greatly at the hands of his fellow judge.

He tells Access Hollywood, "I actually want to torture and dismember (Mandel). He is, without a doubt, the mos...

Sagittarius Celebrities: Happy Birthday To A-List Archers

11/24/2010 6:00pm EST
Scarlett Johansson, born November 22nd.
Sagittarius Celebrities are numerous, and as November 22nd marks the beginning of the Sun in Sagittarius now is the perfect time to spotlight some of the most famous—and stereotypical—Sag A-Listers. Whether you are a Sagittarius looking for more information on your Sun Sign, or you merely want to know more about the driving force behind your favorite Celebrities, here is nearly a month’s worth of famous Sagittarius Celebrities. Interested in wooing a Sagittarius? Click here to read about first date ideas for Sag and other Signs.

Sagittarians, symbolized by the Archer and Centaur, are born ...

Singer Michael Grimm Wins 'America's Got Talent'

9/16/2010 8:07am EDT
"America's Got Talent" crowned Michael Grimm the winner of season five. Grimm beat out thousands of acts, including Jackie Evancho, Prince Poppycock and Fighting Gravity, to take home the coveted $1 million grand prize and a headlining show in Las Vegas.

Grimm grew up in South Mississippi where, raised by his grandparents, he would play the piano and sing at church on Sundays. At the age of 12, he started working at local bars and as he grew older, he perfected his guitar playing, vocals and songwriting skills by listening to different styles of music.

In 2000, Grimm was encouraged to mo...

10-Year-Old Jackie Evancho Wows 'America's Got Talent' Judges & Crowd (Video)

8/11/2010 12:56pm EDT
Jackie Evancho
A pint sized ten year old, Jackie Evancho, took the stage last night on "America's Got Talent" and left the judges and crowed stunned and wowed by her performance.

AGT judges were beyond impressed. "I'm waiting for the lady to come out, who was really singing that," said host Nick Cannon. "I've never seen anything like that," claimed Sharon Osbourne. Howie Mandel went on to say, "This is your moment, and you are the star."

The young opera star is already being dubbed "the next Susan Boyle." Evancho more than likely will advance to the next round with no problems on Wednesday's result sho...

'America's Got Talent' Judge Piers Morgan Weds

6/24/2010 10:42pm EDT
Piers Morgan
Revered British journalist/broadcaster-turned-U.S. talent show judge Piers Morgan has wed in London.

The "America's Got Talent" star exchanged vows with columnist Celia Walden on Thursday.

Morgan proposed to Walden in December. The couple has been dating for four years.

The quiet ceremony falls on a very happy week for Morgan - he has also won a public battle with Paul McCartney's ex-wife Heather Mills, after she accused him of berating her in his British newspaper column.

The former model lodged an official objection with Britain's Press Complaints Commission (PCC) about an article whi...

Ten Annoying Things About Award Shows

1/14/2010 9:30am EST
Ten Annoying Things About Award Shows
Award Show season kicked off this week with the 36th Annual People's Choice Awards. The People's Choice Awards and upcoming award shows like the Golden Globes are a prelude to the biggest award show of the year - The Academy Awards. While the Academy Awards is the biggest award show, it is also the most boring award show on television. From long acceptance speeches to award categories viewers could care less about, there are several annoying things about the Oscars and many award shows in Hollywood. And the nominees are:

1. Long and unprepared acceptance speeches

If you've seen video ...

Celebrity Birthdays, November 29

11/29/2009 3:00am EST
Anna Faris
Happy Birthday to:

"The House Bunny" star Anna Faris (1976)

"Baywatch" babe Gena Lee Nolin (1971)

"Saturday Night Live" alum Ellen Cleghorne (1965)

"Hotel Rwanda" star Don Cheadle (1964)

Brat packer Andrew McCarthy (1963)

Actress Kim Delaney (1961)

Actress Cathy Moriarty (1960)

Canadian comedian Howie Mandel (1955)

Director Joel Coen (1954)

Comedian/actor Garry Shandling (1949)

American trumpeter Chuck Mangione (1940)

British bluesman John Mayall (1933)

Actress Diane Ladd (1932)

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Devin Ratray Talks 'Surrogates,' 'Home Alone' & Why He's More Brad Pitt Than John Candy

9/24/2009 11:15am EDT
Devin Ratray is the man who most would recognize as being Buzz from Home Alone. Nearly 20 years post Home Alone fever we find Devin is a humble and funny man who is on top of his game co-starring in the thrilling new Bruce Willis film 'Surrogates' which hits theaters on September 25th.

Eric Stromsvold: Can you tell us about Surrogates?

Devin Ratray: Yes indeed. It's more than just a Sci-Fi thriller; it's really an exploration into human behavior and what keeps us human and what separates us from being apathetic mindless robots.

We've implemented robots in a modern day world to l...

John O'Hurley Discusses His New CD, 'Family Feud,' & His Role As Peterman On 'Seinfeld'

2/17/2009 11:05am EST
John O Hurley
I lied to John O'Hurley. I told John O'Hurley -- who is best known for his role as J. Peterman on Seinfeld -- on my own merit, that I was going to avoid any questions about Seinfeld. I swear, I gave it a gallant effort. I really thought I was going to make it through. Do you realize how hard of a subject this is to avoid when an actor is so known for a role; especially when that character is on a show I still love? Sadly, I succumbed to temptation. I accept your scorn.

Thankfully, John was more than willing to discuss the iconic show along with his new classical CD, Family Feud, why he...

Celebrity Birthdays, November 29

11/29/2008 3:00am EST
Anna Faris
Happy Birthday to House Bunny star Anna Faris (1976), Baywatch babe Gena Lee Nolin (1971), New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera (1969), Saturday Night Live alum Ellen Cleghorne (1965), Hotel Rwanda star Don Cheadle (1964), brat pack actor Andrew McCarthy (1963), actress Kim Delaney (1961), actress Cathy Moriarty (1960), Canadian comedian Howie Mandel (1955), director Joel Coen (1954), comedian/actor Garry Shandling (1949), American trumpeter Chuck Mangione (1940), British bluesman John Mayall (1933), actress Diane Ladd (1932), The Chronicles of Narnia author C.S. Lewis (1898; d. 1963), a...

Pulse Patrol: The Weakly Round-Up Of User Comments

8/26/2008 10:00am EDT
Pulse Patrol
Each week the editors at Starpulse will be highlighting the best responses and remarks to news stories and celebrity topics that we've come across.

News Highlights = This week's most electrifying and witty annotations were made on the latest stories on Kirsten Dunst’s political views, Amy Winehouse’s Inspiration, and J.Lo raising her kids, as well as Diddy and his sexual prowess.

Topic Highlights = There were some kind and thoughtful remarks made about Pam Dawber’s and Rachel McAdams’ personal appearance and a lot of love (Maybe Too Much) was given to actors Tim Curry and Ana Or...

All-Star Guest Cast On Board When 'Monk' Solves 100th Case

7/21/2008 1:02pm EDT
USA Network's award-winning hit series, Monk, will air its 100th episode this summer during its seventh season on the network. The special episode will feature an all-star guest-cast, including many who have previously appeared in some of the show's most memorable episodes.

On the verge of reaching its 100th episode – a nice, round number that would meet with Adrian Monk's approval – the program has cultivated a loyal following of fans and critics alike. The landmark episode will air on Friday, September 5 at 9/8c.

In the 100th episode, aptly named "Mr. Monk's 100th Case," a ma...