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Maria Menounos Gained A Whopping 40 Pounds In College, Offers Weight Loss Tips

March 11th, 2014 2:00am EDT
Maria Menounos Gained A Whopping 40 Pounds In College, Offers We
In her new book "The EveryGirl's Guide to Diet and Fitness: How I lost 40 lbs and Kept It Off -- And How You Can Too!" Maria Menounos talks about how she gained 40 pounds during college and her decision to embark on a healthier lifestyle.

"Finally, when I was in my early 20s, I had had enough. I was tired of feeling tired. Since I couldn't find a plan that worked for me, I decided to create my own. Within a year I lost 40 pounds." she says in an excerpt published in Ladies' Home Journal.

The "Extra" TV host initially lost the weight simply by eating smaller portions - but she wasn't consu...
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Maria Menounos Shows Her Sexy Bikini Bod On Vacation In Mexico

January 5th, 2014 1:21pm EST
Maria Menounos Shows Her Sexy Bikini Bod On Vacation In Mexico
"Extra" host Maria Menounos showed off her sexy curves in Los Cabos, Mexico over the weekend, wearing a black-and-white striped string bikini and revealing that she's still one of the eight women left over the age of 30 to wear a belly-button ring.

The TV hostess is getting ready for this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which will take place from Jan. 7 to 10 in Las Vegas.

Maria will be this year's 'Entertainment Matters Ambassador' at the Variety Magazine-sponsored show.

According to the official site for the expo, "The EM Ambassador illuminates CES’ focus on bridging the entert...
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This Week's Best Dressed Stars: Olivia Wilde, Debra Messing, More

November 2nd, 2013 5:00am EDT
Debra Messing
Although scrutinizing the worst dressed stars is ultimately more fun, recognizing the stylish celebs of the week is also entertaining.

Debra Messing showed she's still got it at Gabrielle's Angel Foundation Hosts 2013 Angel Ball in New York City. The 45-year-old former "Smash" star wore a low-slung navy blue floor-length dress.

Messing appears in the upcoming made-for-television movie "Mother's Day" about a working mother of three who finds herself entangled in a web of lies.

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A newly pregnant Olivia Wilde glowed at the IWMF Courage in Jour...
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'Breaking Bad' & 'The Big Bang Theory' Rule Critics' Choice Television Awards - See Photos & Winners

June 11th, 2013 9:09am EDT
Kaley Cuoco
"Breaking Bad" and "The Big Bang Theory" won big at Monday night's Critics' Choice Television Awards, winning Best Drama Series and Best Comedy Series, respectively.  "Game Of Thrones" was also crowned best drama, sharing the title with the AMC series.

"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston, who plays drug-dealing chemistry teacher Walter White, won the Best Actor in a Drama Series trophy. Tatiana Maslany won Best Actress in a Drama for her role in BBC's sci-fi hit "Orphan Black."

"Big Bang Theory" star Kaley Cuoco (pictured above) won Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy, sharing the accolade...
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'Star Trek Into Darkness' L.A. Premiere Pics - Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana & More!

May 15th, 2013 11:00am EDT
Chris Pine Star Trek premiere
A bearded Chris Pine (wearing a snazzy orange tie) attended the "Star Trek Into Darkness" Los Angeles premiere in Hollywood, Calif., on Tuesday.

Pine plays Captain Kirk in the sequel to J.J. Abrams' 2009 Star Trek movie. Last month, the actor confessed that he wasn't a "Star Trek" fan growing up.

He told Britain's Esquire magazine: "(Making) Star Trek scared me a lot. It terrified me, really. Because of the scale, the responsibility, the fact that it was this iconic character. It was the bigger challenge. So I had to take it."

The film hits theaters May 17. Captain Kirk leads a manhunt t...
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Fashion Fails: Worst Dressed Stars At The 2013 Grammys

February 12th, 2013 6:18pm EST
Worst Grammy Fashion
While music's biggest stars were showing off glamorous fashions and getting all the time in the spotlight, the lesser-known and more obscure stars were clamoring for some of the attention by showing up to the Grammys in some of the most outrageous outfits.

Outfits ran from risque to outrageous, with some blatantly disregarding the memo that Grammy execs sent out last week asking stars to tone things down.

And while the top stars employ teams of their own makeup artists and hair stylists, and have designers eager to get them to show off their fashions; it's the indie artists and not-yet-es...
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Sexiest Celebrity Bikini Bodies Of 2012

December 31st, 2012 12:05pm EST
Sexiest Celebrity Bikini Bodies Of 2012
2012 saw its fair share of celebrities showing off their sexy curves in bikinis at the beach (and one-piece suits as well), but which stars were the sexiest of all?

Some were snapped by the paps, while others discovered the magic of Instagram and shared photos nearly every time they went, minimally clothed for some sun, sand & surf.

Stars like Kim Kardashian and Rihanna seemed to post their sexy shots the most, while supermodel Bar Refaeli shared lots of photos with her fans.

Britney Spears got her bod back to its rockin' old form; while Stephanie Seymour, 44, and Daisy Fuentes, 46, prov...
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Maria Menounos Flaunts Her Hot Bikini Body In The December Men's Fitness

November 24th, 2012 11:40am EST
Maria Menounos
Maria Menounos bares almost all in a tiny bikini for the December issue of Men's Fitness magazine.

The 34-year-old TV host/actress has been with boyfriend Keven Undergaro for nearly a decade, and she shares her secrets and advice to having a successful relationship.

"If your girlfriend or wife isn't your best friend, then she shouldn't be your romantic partner either," she says. "I see lots of guys who fail to get behind their partners—some even stand in the way of other's dreams, and it's tragic. And, oh, yeah, I see as many women thwart their guy's goals and dreams."

Maria also has som...
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Vibrant Yellow Gowns Dominate 2012 Emmy Fashion - See Tons Of Photos!

September 24th, 2012 9:11am EDT
Julie Bowen
The red carpet was full of bright colors at the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards last night, but yellow was the most popular. "Modern Family" star Julie Bowen, winner of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, looked oustanding in a strapless canary yellow gown.

"Homeland" winner Claire Danes, who is several months pregnant, also opted for a strapless yellow dress that was (obviously) more loose fitting than Julie's.

"Game Change" winner Julianne Moore picked a more conservative yellow gown with long sleeves, a higher neckline and a billowing skirt.

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2012 MTV VMAs Fashion - Rihanna's New 'Do, Miley's Plunging Neckline & More (Pics)

September 7th, 2012 12:48pm EDT
Rihanna, Miley and Demi
Rihanna showed off a new pixie haircut on the red carpet at Thursday night's MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) and Miley Cyrus took the plunge in another cleavage-baring gown.

Nicki Minaj looked like an arachnid, with a very black widow-like black and red dress; Katy Perry dazzled in a see-through black gown with a blue and red floral print.

Rapper Wiz Khalifa and fiancee Amber Rose announced their pregnancy by showing off her big belly; Alicia Keys opted for the Angelina Jolie Oscars look, showing off one leg through the slit in her dress; and Hollywood made its presence with stars Emma Wats...
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Maria Menounos Sexually Abused By Two Doctors

June 11th, 2012 11:15pm EDT
Maria Menounos
During a candid interview with Howard Stern for his Sirius satellite radio show on Monday, "Extra" host Maria Menounos revealed that she has a strong fear of doctors - and not for the usual reasons such as needles or getting back test results - but because she's had more than one of them touch her in a sexual way.

The Dancing With The Stars finalist told Stern that one time during a visit to a physician the doc asked her to change into a hospital gown, and then started to fondle her private parts when he returned to the exam room-- while she was there for a throat ailment.

Maria, who was ...
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Maria Menounos: Derek Hough Knew We Were Going Home

May 16th, 2012 2:37pm EDT
Maria Menounos and Derek Hough
Maria Menounos was the celebrity sent home last night on Dancing with the Stars, and she said she was prepared for it - because professional partner Derek Hough was convinced they would be voted off.

She told US Weekly, "We finished last night and I was so happy, I was over the moon and I said to [Derek], 'I did what I had to do. And tomorrow--que sera!' Whatever happens from this point on... no one will ever know. But I did it. I'm happy and proud of what I did.

"I had a real sense of calm today (Tuesday) and I said either way, whatever happens, I'm going to be good. Derek also said, 'Ba...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Results: Maria Menounos' Top Scores Not Enough

May 16th, 2012 9:49am EDT
Maria Menounos Eliminated on DWTS
What a shocker! The semi-finals' results show brought some spectacular performances and a couple of big surprises. The night kicked off with a sexy encore samba by William and Cheryl, followed by an explosive high energy dance presentation by dance pros Tristan and Chelsie to Beyonce’s “End of Time.”

Award winning singer Alanis Morrisette also graced the ballroom floor with her performance of “Guardian” off of her new album Havoc and Bright Lights. And Carrie Underwood blew us away with “Good Girl,” followed by Mary J.Blige, Juilanne Hough and Diego Boneto rocking out to a medley from the...
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'Dancing With The Stars': Katherine Jenkins Suffers Injury As Stars Bring Their 'A' Game To Semi-Finals

May 15th, 2012 9:49am EDT
Katherine Jenkins Injured On DWTS
Can you believe that the season is almost over? The semi-finals are here and last night the final four went head to head showing off their fancy footwork. It was the week to bring it, and the stars did just that with stellar performances which Len felt made it “the most competitive semi-finals ever.”

Maria and Derek lead the pack with their fiery Argentine tango and jive landing almost two perfect scores. William and Cheryl heated up the ballroom with a magnetic tango and steamy samba that had everyone begging for more. Donald aka "Mr. Big Stuff" and Peta brought us to a dreamland...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Results: Roshon Fegan And Melissa Gilbert Say Farewell

May 9th, 2012 9:05am EDT
MELISSA GILBERT & MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY
In the words of Len, “fun, fun, fun” was the tone for the night, which kicked off with a killer trio encore performance by Donald, Peta and Karina. Chris Brown also kept the crowd going and blood pumping with his high energy performance of “Turn Up The Music.”

The evening also brought a wonderful tribute to Dick Clark featuring the original dancers from American Bandstand, a beautiful routine from Dancing With The Stars’ Live In Las Vegas and a hilarious Dance Center skit with Jerry Rice, Kenny Mayne and Len undressing.

Although it was a fun night the show had to go on, and two of our s...
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'Dancing With The Stars': William Levy Sets The Ballroom On Fire

May 8th, 2012 10:18am EDT
William Levy Sets The Ballroom On Fire
The heat was on as the stars battled it out for Trio Week. For week eight contestants had to learn and perform two routines, which would end in double eliminations. And with the pressures some of the contestants came out giving their all, and some seem to let their nerves get the best of them.

William Levy set the ballroom on fire, landing the second perfect score of the season. Roshon and Donald also ruled the night with two dances that were nearly perfect. And Melissa stunned with her sexy threesome.

The top two ladies seem to let their nerves get the best of them. Katherine's trio per...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Results: Jaleel White's Classic Goodbye

May 2nd, 2012 9:25am EDT
Jaleel White's Classic Goodbye
The show kicked off with an explosive encore performance, by classical week favorite, Maria and Derek. And during the evening we welcomed back season 14 favorite, Gavin Degraw, for a couple performances.

There was also a tear jerking and touching performance by a dancer whose life changed overnight due to a brain aneurysm, and an exciting ballroom battle that ended with Cheryl’s team receiving the winning trophy.

Despite the fact that someone would be sent home, the night was another great one. Here were the judges scores going into the elimination.

1. Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas- 21...
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'Dancing With The Stars': Maria Menounos Challenges Katherine Jenkins For Top Spot

May 1st, 2012 9:40am EDT
Maria Menounos Challenges Katherine Jenkins
The Motown Celebration ended with the “Empress of Soul,” making her exit, which left seven of the stars to battle it out for the seventh week in the ballroom. Now you would think that since it was classical week the intensity and fire would burn out, but things seem to get hotter with Maria and Derek and the steamy shirtless team pose doble dance. I don’t know what it was, but the pose doble ruled the night.

The night started off with a performance by award winning violinist and throughout the evening we had the pleasure of hearing the lovely voice of 12-year-old classical singer, Jackie ...
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'Dancing With The Stars': Motown Diva Gladys Knight Makes Her Exit

April 25th, 2012 9:48am EDT
Gladys Knight Makes Exit
Motown week continued last night, and what another amazing evening. The night included a very powerful and inspiring AT&T spotlight performance by a young ballerina from Sierra Leone who beat the odds, to a live performance of “Wild Horses” by Natasha Bedingfield.

There was also a performane by Award winning group Boyz II Men, who gave us “One More Chance," and the Macy’s stars followed with a wonderful performance to David Guetta and Usher’s “Without You.” The night was very eventful, and once again came the time where one of the stars would be sent home. Going into elimination the judge...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Big Motown Celebration

April 24th, 2012 9:54am EDT
Dancing With The Stars
Last night was a big celebration that was brought to us via the Motor City. The stars dazzled throughout the night, while dancing to the sounds of The Temptations, Martha Reeves and Smokey Robinson.

Motown founder Barry Gordy even graced the audience with his presence for one of the biggest nights of Dancing With The Stars. For week six’s Motown week the contestants danced to the rumba, foxtrot, samba, Viennese waltz and the cha-cha-cha.

And the night ended with an amazing dance off/Motown marathon, where all of the stars hit the floor and were knocked off one by one. Overall it was a g...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week 5 Results: Gavin DeGraw Dumped After Dance Duel

April 18th, 2012 9:30am EDT
Gavin DeGraw Dancing With The Stars
With Sherri Shepherd’s shocking elimination last week on Dancing With The Stars, many of the stars were on edge going into this week’s result show. But, with a fiery encore performance by Maria and Derek, the evening seemed to get off to a spicier start than Monday night.

Some of the other performances of the night were from Train, Sheila E. and Selena Gomez, who all helped turn up the heat and ease some of the tension throughout the night. Last night was another hot and eventful one. Here were the judges scores going into the elimination:

1. Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas- 134
2. Will...
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Maria Menounos And Derek Hough Kiss - Was It Over The Top? (Video)

April 17th, 2012 11:07pm EDT
Maria Menounos and Derek Hough
It was the kiss heard 'round the dance floor, but was it really necessary? Maria Menounos and Derek Hough tried to spice up their Dancing with the Stars performance the other night by stripping off clothes and kissing - but not everyone was impressed.

Their salsa routine to Ricky Martin's Cup of Life featured Derek ripping off his shirt and going topless halfway through, just before Maria pulled him in for a lingering kiss to the cheers of the crowd. Still, judge Carrie-Ann Inaba wasn't buying it. She said, "Just being an old-fashioned fuddy-duddy, I don't think you needed the kiss. I th...
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Maria Menounos, Leslie Bibb And Taraji Henson Take It All Off For Allure Magazine's May 'Naked Truth' Issue

April 17th, 2012 7:37pm EDT
Maria Menounos Allure
Last year it was Kaley Cuoco, Ashley Tisdale, Keri Hilson and Bridget Moynahan who shed their clothing for Allure magazine's annual May "Naked Truth" feature (see their pics here!); and this year five new stars have stepped in to show their sexy curves for the annual shoot.

TV host-slash-Dancing With The Stars contestant Maria Menounos; Smash's Debra Messing; GCB star Leslie Bibb (whose fantastic NSFW derriere is on page 2); Person of Interest star Taraji P. Henson; and Showtime series Homeland's Morena Baccarin have taken it all off for a sizzling black-and-white photo shoot for the magaz...
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Maria Menounos And Derek Hough Kiss On 'Dancing With The Stars' - Are They Dating?

April 17th, 2012 1:03pm EDT
Maria Menounos DWTS
Things got extra steamy during last night's episode of Dancing With The Stars when Maria Menounos and Derek Hough kissed at the end of their Salsa to Ricky Martin's "The Cup of Life".

The dance partners also appeared to smooch after their dance two weeks ago, causing speculation into whether or not they're dating.

Although the two came really close after that Rumba, they never did lock lips - but this week a full kiss was (or, at least, appeared to be) part of the routine.

After their dance, judge Carrie Ann Inaba said, "Wow! That was hot... but I don’t think you needed the kiss"; and th...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Steamiest Night Falls On Latin Night

April 17th, 2012 9:53am EDT
Maria Menounos DWTW
Last night marked the halfway point of season 14, and the stars came one by one heating up the floor with their sexy moves for Latin Week. For the shows steamiest week, the contestants had the option to either dance to the samba, salsa or Argentine tango.

Carlos Santana was the performer for the night and kept things hot, with the sultry sounds from his guitar. The evening filled with energetic performances was amazing, and I can say one of the best nights of the competition.

My favorite performance of the evening was by William. As for my least favorite, it would have to be Gavin. Here...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week 4 Results: Ready For A Shocker

April 11th, 2012 9:18am EDT
SHERRI SHEPHERD Eliminated on DWTS
Are you ready for a shocker? That seemed to be the overall theme for last night’s results show. “This really is one of the nights where you look at the quality of the cast and have no choice but to be shocked,” said Tom Bergeron. And yes we were, and unfortunately another wonderful dancer was sent home. The judges scores going into elimination were the following in ranking order.

1. Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas- 105
2. Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower- 100
3. Maria Menounos & Derek Hough- 99
3. William Levy & Cheryl Burke- 99
5. Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd- 98
6. Jaleel White & Kym...
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KISS Invades And Shirtless Donald Driver Wows During 'Dancing With The Stars' Rock Week

April 10th, 2012 10:30am EDT
DONALD DRIVER & PETA MURGATROYD
KISS invaded the ballroom, and kicked things off with a rocking start for week four! This week the stars were asked to channel their inner rock star, and they did just that, by dancing to classic rock tunes, sporting black leather outfits and hairdos that were just big and wild. The dances of choice for the night were the tango, paso doble, Viennese waltz and jive, which seemed to be a challenge for even some of the best dancers.

However, there were several highlights including Donald’s amazing shirtless performance of the paso doble, which Carrie Ann said was by far “One of the most memor...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week 3: Jack Wagner Gets Undeserved Elimination

April 4th, 2012 9:26am EDT
JACK WAGNER Eliminated on DWTS
Coming into last night’s results show was a bit difficult, since all of the stars performances were so amazing for week three. Even Len, who is usually overly critical, spoke about how unbelievable the performances were; and tried to convince the producers that no one should be sent home.

But, the tears and emotions from Monday’s heartfelt night had to be pushed aside, and the time came when someone in the group would have to say goodbye. The judges scores going into elimination were as follows in ranking order.

1. Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas- 81
2. William Levy & Cheryl Burke- 77
3....
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week 3: Contestants Step It Up On Emotionally Charged Night

April 3rd, 2012 9:47am EDT
Katherine Jenkins' Third Dance
With emotions running wild, last night was an amazing and beautiful night for season fourteen of Dancing With The Stars. For week three the stars had to share personal stories about their most memorable year, which led to some impeccable performances. As for their choice of dance, the contestants had to choose one unlearned dance, which included the rumba, samba, salsa, waltz, foxtrot and jive for the evening.

Throughout the night contestants touched the hearts of viewers with their heartfelt stories, and moves that varied from graceful to extremely sexy. And, as each of the celebrities ...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Two Elimination Not A Surprise

March 28th, 2012 9:30am EDT
Martina Navratilova Eliminated on DWTS
After a killer kick off and week two’s struggles with the quickstep and jive, the stars gathered to find out who would be the first in the competition to go home. What a night! And I would say one of the most nerve-wracking. Especially since one of the contestants would be eliminated without having the opportunity to prove what they really could do on the dance floor.

However Sugarland helped ease the tension with their country tunes; and one by one contestants were told if they would be safe or placed in the bottom. The scores going into the elimination were the following in ranking orde...
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