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A Petition Emerges Calling To Fire Raven-Symone

11/1/2015 10:31am EST
Haters Asked That 'The View' Star Raven-Symone Be Removed From S
A petition asked that Raven-Symone be removed from "The View."

ABC responded to the petition that was initially sent to Executive Producer Barbara Walters.

"We love Raven," a spokesperson for ABC told E! News.

"She is confident, genuine and opinionated, all qualities that make her a great addition to the panel," the spokesperson remarked.

"African Americans and black people around the diaspora need a voice representative of their views and not a voice representative of what white people want us to say," the petition read.

"We need strong black role models in prominent positi...

No, Raven Is Not Fired From 'The View': Yes, She's Sorry For Comments

10/12/2015 12:06pm EDT
Raven-Symone may be daddy's little girl, but that didn't stop him from calling The View co-host out over her insensitive comments about black-sounding names. Many suggest that's why Raven apologized for her off-the-cuff remarks last week during the show.

During a discussion on a Thursday segment, Raven-Symone, and the panelists looked at a YouTube clip about African-American names. The talk was in response to a UCLA study on the perceptions and stereotypes people have about names.

It concluded that people attach large, threatening, and lower class to names like Jamal, DeShawn. However, ...

Raven-Symone Under Fire From Her Own Father

10/12/2015 9:53am EDT
Raven-Symone's Dad Spills, 'My Daughter Says Some Dumb S**t' Aft
Raven-Symoné's is under fire from her own father after speaking out against "ghetto" names on "The View."

In a Facebook post over the weekend, Christopher B. Pearman, Symone's father, remarked that he understands his daughter's comments can be controversial.

In fact, he "doesn't always agree with what she says," he remarked.

To My Dear Friends,There has been much talk today about my daughters comments on her show The View. People have been...

Posted by Christopher B. Pearman on Friday, October 9, 2015

"Children grow up and become influenced by many things, situations and people. I ce...

What Did Raven-Symoné Say (This Time) That Has Many Outraged?

10/11/2015 12:57pm EDT
Raven-Symoné 'Black-Sounding Names' Backlash: 'View' Co-Host In
Raven-Symoné found herself in a thick pickle this week for allegedly making a racist remark about stereotypes, namely "black-sounding names." Raven joined several other The View co-hosts in a discussion about a UCLA study. Symoné's comments about not hiring people with ghetto names rubbed Social Media the wrong way, and she faced allegations of intra-racism and hypocrisy.

Raven-Symoné is no stranger to stirring up a dust storm of confusion. Here are just times she's make controversial remarks: Her response to someone comparing Michelle Obama to an ape; her disagreement with Harriet Tubman...

Rumor Patrol: Find Out What Rumors Were True Or False This Week

10/11/2015 7:28am EDT
Rumor Patrol: Shia LaBeouf Arrested Again, 'View' Host Raven-Sym
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Shia LaBeouf Arrested Again?: Shia LaBeouf has been visiting Austin, TX and reportedly was arrested for public drunkenness after the actor was caught intoxicated on a public street.

Verdict: True! LaBeouf was arrested on Oct. 9 an Austin police official confirmed to People Magazine. LaBeouf was found to be drunk in the street on 6th where he was arrested and booked. That particular area is populated ...

Raven-Symone Was Fat-Shamed As A Child Actor

7/30/2015 11:03am EDT
Raven-Symone Body Shamed On 'Cosby Show' At Age 7
Raven-Symone recalls being body shamed while on the set of "The Cosby Show" at the age of 7.

"It was definitely hard," said the former child star on Tuesday's episode of "The View."

"I remember not being able to have the bagel or anything at. We would call it crafty, where it's just a table of food, ready for you to eat whatever you want. And I remember people would be like, 'You can't eat that. You're getting fat!' I'm like, 'I'm 7! I'm hungry!' "

Though Symone didn't divulge who made those remarks to her, she admitted that comments about her weight really upset her over the course of ...

Which Star Just Revealed She's Only 'Quasi-Straight?'

6/16/2015 4:39pm EDT
Rosie Perez
Rosie Perez had a relationship with a girl once, and she's not afraid to talk about it. According to People, Perez attended TrevorLIVE, an event for the Trevor Project- a NYC foundation that offers suicide prevention support for community, but she even opened up with a personal story of her own.

"Every human being, whether they want to admit it or not, went through a period of questioning. I know I did," Perez admitted on Monday. She went into detail about, Michelle, a girl she met in junior high and felt an instant connection with- even though she identified as straight. "All I wanted to...

'The View' Has Finally Picked Its Permanent Co-Host

6/10/2015 1:16pm EDT
Raven Symone
Whoopi Goldberg announced on Wednesday that Raven-Symone is officially a co-host of "The View." The former "Cosby Show" star has been guest co-hosting the daytime chat show since March and is now a permanent addition to the panel, which also includes Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez.

Goldberg told the studio audience, "We are happy to announce Raven-Symoné is now permantely part of The View."

The crowd screamed their support, and confetti was blasted into the crowd as Raven walked on to the stage with the song "Celebrate" playing in the background.

The "That's So Raven" star has been a ...

Celebrity Fashion Fails

5/23/2015 2:05pm EDT
Celebrity Fashion Fails: Raven Symone Mixes Plaid & Camo,  P!nk
Raven-Symone attended the opening night for "The Way We Get By" held at the Second Stage Theatre in New York City.

She paired camoflauge pants with a plaid button-down shirt and a red scarf.

There's nothing redeeming about this look.

P!nk attended the 6th Annual ELLE Women In Music Celebration in Los Angeles looking quite androgynous. The menswear was very uninspiring, and frankly we want her to glam it up a bit.

Noomi Rapace attended the "Callas" photocall during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival. First, there is such a thing as too much animal print. Second, the coat clash...

Say What? Raven Symone Makes Confusing Comment About Her Ancestry

3/29/2015 9:23am EDT
Raven Symone
Raven-Symone is the latest celebrity to misspeak and be slammed for putting her foot in her mouth. During an interview with E! News, the "That's So Raven" star discussed her ancestry but confused the words "continents" and "countries."

She said: "I never said I wasn’t black, I said I wasn’t African American — to me, that’s a difference. Thank you to for sending me my DNA test. I am from every continent in Africa except for one and I’m also from every continent in Europe except for one."


She went on to say, "We are a melting pot of beauty. We have to embrace the differe...

Raven-Symoné Defends Univision Host Over Michelle Obama 'Planet Of The Apes' Comparison

3/18/2015 2:47pm EDT
Actress Raven-Symone has been sitting in with the ladies of The View this week, and on Tuesday she made some comments on a recent story about Univision TV host Rodner Figueroa's firing over likening Michelle Obama to an ape.

Raven's opinion on the matter wasn't exactly well-received though, especially by show regular Rosie Perez.

"A lot of Latin people recognize the fact that we do have African blood in us," Perez said. "A lot of them do not want to recognize that fact, and that's where this stems from. There is a secret in the Latin community, specifically the Caribbean, South American, ...

Celebrities That Turn 30 In 2015

1/25/2015 5:01pm EST
Celebrities That Turn 30 In 2015
30 years seems like a long time ago… because it was. In 1985 our world was waist deep in the glories of the 80s. We had hair bands, Care Bears, Swatches, the birth of Super Mario Brothers – what more could you ask for?

Also that year Ronald Reagan was sworn in his second term as President of the United States, the Coca-Cola Company decided we needed a new Coke (which sucked) and Windows 1.0 was released.

1985 marked the big Live Aid world concerts and famous artists got together to sing “We are the World.” Top songs on the airwaves that year included: Like a Virgin- Madonna, Don't You (Fo...

Raven-Symone Weighs In On Bill Cosby Sex Abuse Scandal

11/20/2014 5:36pm EST
Raven-Symone: I Was Not Taken Advantage Of By Bill Cosby
Raven-Symone, who played Bill Cosby's step-granddaughter on "The Cosby Show," has slammed a joke suggesting the actor molested her when she was just six years old.

Over the past week, three women have come forward claiming Cosby sexually assaulted them in the past, and Hip-HopHangover posted a fake story suggesting Raven-Symone had filed molestation charges against Cosby after the show's 1992 series finale.

Even though the article was obviously a joke, many thought it was real and it started trending online. The actress, 28, reacted to the news on Instagram, posting a photo of herself fro...

Raven-Symone Labels Herself As 'American' Not 'African-American'

10/7/2014 4:03pm EDT
Raven-Symone Labels Herself As 'American' Not 'African-American'
Actress Raven-Symone revealed on "Oprah: Where Are They Now" that she considers herself an American, not African American.

When the talk show host replied that she would be, "You're going to set Twitter on fire. You're going to get a lot of flack for saying you're not African-American. You know that, right?" Symone clarified with an answer that was not only the first time she has openly talked about her sexuality, but also revealed how she feels as a human being in today's society.

Symone stated, "I don't want to be labeled as gay," she says. "I want to be labeled as a human who loves hum...

36 Celebs That Are Out And Proud

7/9/2014 8:00am EDT
36 Celebs That Are Out And Proud
For so many years, celebrities had to hide their sexuality. Afraid of not getting work or keeping the jobs they already had, so many men and women of music, television and movies lived closeted and non-authentic lives. Today, these talented individuals use their sexuality not only as a platform for truth, but also as a way to assist other young people to be true to themselves and not live a life in fear. Some may surprise you, others are well-known to the LGBT community. Their stories instill hope that sexuality will become less of an issue then living an inspired life.

1. Ellen DeGene...

Celebrities Who Came Out Of The Closet In 2013

12/31/2013 3:03pm EST
Jason Collins
2013 saw several notable celebrities reveal their sexuality, including the first professional athlete to reveal he is gay while still an active player. Here are the celebrities who came out in 2013:

NBA player Jason Collins came out in a cover story in Sports Illustrated during the spring, making him the first major league professional athlete to do so while still active in his sport. While there was a positive response to the story from his fellow athletes, Collins has not played basketball since and is currently a free agent.

Jodie Foster revealed she is gay during the Golden Glob...

A.M. Roundup: New 'Doctor Who' Revealed, Raven-Symone Comes Out, '2 Guns' Tops Box Office

8/5/2013 9:55am EDT
Paula Patton's topless scene wasn't enough to get people out to the movies to see Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg's buddy-cop flick "2 Guns" over the weekend, as the film did win the weekend box office, but it only pulled in $27.4 million. The movie topped last week's number-one, "The Wolverine", which falls to number two; and "The Smurfs 2" opened in third place with a dismal $18.2 million. (story)

Actor Peter Capaldi has been revealed as the new Doctor Who. The 55-year-old star will take over for Matt Smith on the BBC's cult favorite show, becoming the 12th star to take the title rol...

Raven-Symone Comes Out Of The Closet In Tweet?

8/3/2013 9:07am EDT
Former child star Raven-Symone has appeared to come out of the closet in a recent tweet.

In a post celebrating the recent Supreme Court decision defeating the Defense of Marriage Act, she wrote, "I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you." 

She later elaborated in a statement to E! Online, "I am very happy that gay marriage is opening up around the country and is being accepted. I was excited to hear today that more states legalized gay marriage. I, however am not currently getting married, but it is great to know I can now, should I wish to."

A rep later told the websit...

Raven-Symone Lashes Out At Tabloid's Lesbian Speculation

5/21/2012 10:51pm EDT
Actress Raven-Symone has hit back at tabloid speculation about her sexuality, insisting her love life is nobody's business but her own.

The former child star found herself under the spotlight this week following a National Enquirer expose which suggested she had set up home in New York with rumored girlfriend AzMarie Livingston, a contestant on Tyra Banks' reality TV show America's Next Top Model.

The article prompted an annoyed Symone to take to on Friday and lash out at the claims, although she refused to set the record straight about her sexual orientation, insisting the in...

Raven-Symone's 'State Of Georgia' Canceled After One Season

9/19/2011 8:17am EDT
Former child star Raven-Symone's TV show State Of Georgia has been axed after just one season on air.

The Cosby Show cast member played the lead in the ABC comedy drama about an aspiring actress who leaves America's south in a bid to make it in Hollywood.

Nevertheless on Friday, TV executives cancelled the show due to disappointing viewer figures.

Bosses at ABC have renewed programs including Make It Or Break It, Switched At Birth, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and Pretty Little Liars.

Fashion Fail: Teen Choice Awards Edition

8/9/2011 2:00pm EDT
We love awards shows, just for the fashion. Of course, fashion can fail - and we're here to tell you about it. Here's a very special edition of Fashion Fails, just for the Teen Choice Awards!

Fergie looks like she's angling to be the next celebrity endorser for Starpulse (call us), but she's actually hopping on the new trend: Star patterns. Unless the dress glows in the dark like the stars we used to put on our ceilings when we were kids, we're not buying it.

Check out the video above for one more fail from one of our favorite actresses: Zooey Deschanel.

Where to start on Tyra Banks'...

Tyra Banks' Strapless Black Leather Catsuit & More Fashion At The Teen Choice Awards

8/8/2011 8:44am EDT
Tyra Banks
Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez were the belles of the ball at last night's Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles, taking home 11 trophies (actually surfboards) between them. But forget about the winners. We want to focus on the fashion!

Tyra Banks was catty in a black leather bodysuit, while stars such as Selena & Demi Lovato opted for dresses with tiny trains on them.

Blake Lively wore a vibrant orange dress, and Cameron Diaz chose a simple beige strapless number.

Just in case you want to know who won, check out the list HERE!

Or check out what all the gals (and guys) wore below:

Selena Go...

ABC Family Announces Summer Programming

3/7/2011 3:01pm EST
Pretty Little Liars | Photo Credits: Andrew Eccles/ABC Family
ABC Family announced an ambitious summer slate Monday that includes a series about being switched at birth, Raven-Symoné's headlining comedy and the return of Pretty Little Liars.

Leading off on Monday, June 6 at 9/8c is Switched at Birth. The one-hour drama follows two teens, Daphne and Bay, from different backgrounds who learn they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. The families eventually meet and must learn how to live together. Newcomer Katie Leclerc plays Daphne and Vanessa Marano (Gilmore Girls) is Bay. Lea Thompson (Back to the Future), Constance Marie (George ...

ABC Family Orders New Raven-Symoné Series

1/31/2011 10:11pm EST
Raven-Symone | Photo Credits: Jon Kopaloff/
ABC Family picked up three new series Monday, including a comedy starring longtime Disney star Raven-Symoné.

The Great State of Georgia is a half-hour comedy centered on an aspiring actress with a big personality named Georgia (Symoné), trying to make headway in New York with her science geek best friend. Roswell's Majandra Delfino will also star. The show is executive-produced by Kirk J. Rudell (Will & Grace) and best-selling author Jennifer Weiner (Good in Bed, In Her Shoes).

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Metallics, Black & White Dresses Dominate 2011 People's Choice Awards Fashion (Photos)

1/6/2011 8:55am EST
2011 People's Choice Awards
The stars came out en masse during Wednesday night's People's Choice Awards, and it appears that metallics, black, and white are the trendy hues this year.

Hollywood's finest walked the blue carpet in an array of subdued colors, although a select few stars stood out in bright attire.

Check out what the stars wore last night, and tell us who looked great and who didn't!

Check out the full list of winners HERE!

Taylor Swift

"Wizards of Waverly Place" star Selena Gomez in her second outfit of the evening

"Nikita" star Maggie Q

"Desperate Housewives" star Vanessa Williams

Kim, K...

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 ...

Raven-Symone Slams Nude Photo Rumors

11/9/2010 9:38am EST
Actress Raven-Symone is fuming after finding herself at the center of a naked photo scandal, insisting she would never strip off to boost her career.

Saucy pictures of the star pouting seductively at the camera were rumored to have been taken for an alleged female love interest before they leaked online and began circulating on gossip blogs.

However, the former child star, who played Olivia on The Cosby Show, has assured fans she is fully clothed in the snaps, which were actually taken from her page. Raven-Symone also denies having a same-sex lover and is adamant she would n...

Missy Elliott Honored At Black Girls Rock! Ceremony

10/18/2010 9:21am EDT
Missy Elliott
Missy Elliott was honored as a positive role model for the African-American community at the 2010 Black Girls Rock! Awards on Saturday.

The Get Ur Freak On hit-maker accepted the Visionary prize from singer Ciara while actresses Ruby Dee, Keke Palmer and Raven-Symone were also celebrated for their achievements at the ceremony.

Elliott later took to her page to thank DJ Beverly Bond for organizing the event, held in the Paradise Theater in New York City's Bronx borough.

She wrote:, "Beverly Bond u are so Amazing! I honer (sic) u! A inspiring (sic) event! Thanks to BlackGirl...

Tinker Bell Gets A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

9/26/2010 4:05pm EDT
Tinker Bell
Pixie was in generous supply on Hollywood's world famous "Walk of Fame" as Tinker Bell, the beloved fairy character who sprang from the pages of J.M. Barrie's literary classic, Peter Pan, to become an animated superstar and the Disney symbol for fun, enchantment and magic through films, television and theme park appearances, was honored with a star of her own. Tinker Bell's twinkling star ceremony coincided with the debut of Disney Fairies' latest feature film (from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment), "Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue," released nationwide on September 21, 2010. ...

Style Watch: Celebrities Fragrances Dominate The Market

8/4/2010 6:05am EDT
Celebrity Fragrances
Jennifer Aniston and Mary J. Blige recently joined the ongoing list of celebrities who launch their own personal fragrances. It seems you haven't really made it unless you make an attempt to market your scent in a bottle (or publish a book).

Celebrities have the power to create, or at least have someone else create, anything to promote their name and rake in more money. Clothing, shoes, bags, restaurants and perfumes are just a few ways celebrities brand themselves.

But who started the celebrity fragrance trend? It certainly wasn't Jennifer Lopez or Paris Hilton.

Elizabeth Taylor has lau...