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Hot Beefy Babes

March 9th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
Hot Beefy Babes
Hollywood is full of women of all shapes and sizes, and it's time to pay tribute to the sexy stars who aren't a size 0. These beefy babes are well-built, robust actresses and singers who are beautiful and talented in their own right.

Khloe Kardashian towers over her sisters, but she knows how to work it on the red carpet. She shows off her best assets and isn't afraid to flaunt her figure in form-fitting clothing.

The "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star told Cosmopolitan: "I'm proud for losing weight when I wanted to and I've never resorted to surgery. I'm not against it - one day I pr...

Amber Riley clears out closet through online store

January 22nd, 2014 3:20am EST
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Glee star Amber Riley has sold off personal items from her own closet by launching an online store for her fans.

The actress and her sister Ashley Riley have teamed up to create Rileyland Fashions, a boutique website which allows customers to purchase their plus-size outfits.

Riley took to on Monday (20Jan14) to announce the new venture with her sibling, writing, "My sister and I are clothes fanatics and since so many of my curvier fans always express that they like my clothes, I thought why not clean out my closet and fill up all of yours.

"The clothes are affordable and mo...

Chace Crawford, Gwyneth Paltrow Set To Appear In 100th Episode Of 'Glee'

January 10th, 2014 4:03pm EST
Several stars are returning to Glee to celebrate the show's 100th episode and Chace Crawford will appear as a new character.

The Hollywood Reporter reports Gwyneth Paltrow will return as substitute teacher Holly Holiday for a portion of the two-part 100th episode. Alongside Paltrow will be Kristin Chenoweth, Amber Riley, Mark Salling, Dianna Agron, Heather Morris, and Harry Shum Jr.

The episode will reportedly deal with the end of New Directions and how Matthew Morrison's Will Schuester will move on. A source also tells THR that several episodes will shift to New York and Lea Michele's ch...

Glee creator invites original cast back for 100th episode

December 4th, 2013 3:10am EST
Glee creator Ryan Murphy has invited the show's original cast to return for the upcoming 100th episode.

The writer/director reached out to fans of the show via on Tuesday (03Dec13) and alerted them to the fact he had called the stars from the first season of the series back to the fictional McKinley High.

He wrote, "ALL The Glee Originals received invites today to be in our 100th episode! More to follow."

That means Dancing With the Stars winner Amber Riley, Mark Salling, Dianna Agron, Harry Shum Jr. and new mother Heather Morris could all be back for the special show, which ...

DWTS winner Amber Riley almost quit the show

November 27th, 2013 12:20pm EST
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'Dancing with the Stars' winner Amber Riley was close to quitting the show over a knee injury.
The 'Glee' star was crowned the winner of the 17th season of the ballroom TV show last night (11.26.13) but has confessed she struggled in rehearsals because of the strain the routines put on her joints and at one point she was in so much pain she considered giving up her place on the series.
However, 27-year-old Amber - who danced her way to the top spot with her professional partner Derek Hough - eventually realised her determination to overcome her health problems meant she was completely comm...

Pop Culture Thanksgiving: 7 Things We're Grateful For

November 27th, 2013 12:00pm EST
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Amber Riley

Whether she's making a soulful noise with her golden pipes on "Glee" or electrifying the dance floor on "Dancing With The Stars," Amber Riley is always dazzling. This year, she and the "Glee" cast broke hearts with a raw and moving tribute to the late Cory Monteith. Her visceral performance of "I'll Stand By You" was not the only tear-jerking moment during the episode, but it was definitely a stand-out. She has also invigorated the 17th season of ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" with her teanacity, drive and heart as she has danced through injuries without ever slowing down. She ...

'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: Who Was Crowned Season 17 Champion?

November 27th, 2013 7:10am EST
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Tonight one of our favorite couples will be taking home that mirrorball to display on their mantle- will it be Amber and Derek, Jack and Cheryl or Corbin and Karina? After a performance by Enrique Iglesias and some fluff from the pros gushing about how their partners deserve to win, we are as anxious as you are for ABC to cut to the chase and announce the winner. But we all know that this is prime time television, which will be jam packed with ‘filling’ until the last minute when we find out who is crowned the Season 17 champion.

Amber and Derek’s freestyle routine was picked by the Twitte...

Amber Riley wins DWTS

November 27th, 2013 4:20am EST
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Amber Riley has won 'Dancing with the Stars'.
The 'Glee' actress and her professional partner Derek Hough have taken home this year's mirrorball trophy after triumphing over 'High School Musical actor Corbin Bleu and his professional partner Karina Smirnoff with a perfect-scoring samba/quickstep fusion.
Speaking after the result was announced, Amber said: "Anything that scares me I want to do. You can do whatever, whatever, whatever you put your mind to."
And despite coming second, Corbin was just delighted to have taken part.
He said: "I thank god for this experience. I thank my family."

Amber Riley Wins 'Dancing With The Stars'

November 27th, 2013 3:20am EST
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Glee star Amber Riley has waltzed her way to victory to be crowned the champion of U.S. TV show Dancing With The Stars on Tuesday.

The actress saw off competition from runner-up Corbin Bleu and third placed Jack Osbourne to take home the mirrorball trophy with professional partner Derek Hough, who nabbed a historic fifth win.

During the two-hour finale, Riley wowed the judges one last time with her Samba-Quickstep fusion dance, which garnered a perfect score of 30.

Riley was left stunned at the result, saying, "I did this competition because I didn't know if I could do it. And anything t...

No more dancing for Showgirls star Elizabeth Berkley

November 12th, 2013 3:20am EST
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Showgirls star Elizabeth Berkley has become the latest celebrity to waltz off U.S. TV show Dancing With The Stars following her shock elimination on Monday night (11Nov13).

The actress and her dance partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy were voted off the show by the public, despite placing second behind Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff after the judges round.

Berkley said, "I’m sad. There were some more things that we wanted to do, but I am honestly beyond grateful for this. This is one of the biggest gifts and blessings in my life and I want to thank everyone, especially Val. I’ve learned so muc...

Glee pay tribute to Cory Monteith in emotional episode

October 11th, 2013 2:20am EDT
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The 'Glee' cast paid tribute to Cory Monteith with an emotional farewell last night (10.10.13).
The moving episode of the musical TV show, entitled 'The Quarterback', did not reveal how the late actor's character Finn Hudson died, but instead centred around the mystery of his stolen letterman jacket and the group saying their goodbyes by performing songs that reminded them of him.
The long-awaited tribute was a fitting farewell to Cory, who passed away aged 31 of "a mixed drug toxicity" consisting of heroin and alcohol on July 13.
The cast kicked things off with a solemn rendition of Rent's...

Dancing With The Stars Week Two: Best Season Ever?

September 26th, 2013 9:06am EDT
This is the best season ever for 'Dancing with the Stars' ('DWTS').

I love the new format. Love, love, love it. I hated watching 'DWTS' in the past because of the overblown talk sequences. But, this season I love every single second because the formatting's tighter and cleaner. There's no filler talk and if the celebs/judges wax poetic too long, the hosts cut them off. I no longer define Brooke Burke as useless wasted space. Previously, I found watching her ask obvious, paint-drying questions hideously painful. But, this year, she's an actual host who asks relevant questions without irrita...

'Dancing With The Stars' Cast Revealed For 17th Season -- We Pick The Winner

September 4th, 2013 3:07pm EDT
Dancing with the Stars 17th season cast
Would you believe that this is the 17th season of Dancing with the Stars? This season, ABC will be only airing one episode of the show per week instead of the usual two, due ratings slipping through the years. However, producers have pulled together a rather interesting cast of characters this season. Let's break down who we think will win it all:

Bill Engvall dancing with pro Emma Slater

We won't see much of Bill nor newcomer Emma. This is the prime suspect for first off the show. Verdict: 12th place.

Jack Osbourne dancing with pro Cheryl Burke

I'm a big fan of Jack, but it's n...

Amber Riley Forced To Miss NAACP Awards After Fall

February 3rd, 2013 8:07am EST
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Glee star Amber Riley was forced to miss an awards show in Los Angeles on Friday after hurting herself in a fall. 

The actress/singer was due to make an appearance at the 2013 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards, where she was nominated for the Actress in a Comedy Series prize. 

However, she fell down a flight of stairs on Wednesday and didn't recover in time to attend the show. 

She wrote in post on, "I am so clumsy, took an unexpected trip down my stairs smh (shaking my head) very sore little banged up but I'm okay..." before late...

Miley Cyrus Wears A Slinky, Cut-Out Dress To VH1 Divas Concert - See Pics Of Stacy Keibler, Demi Lovato & More!

December 17th, 2012 9:35am EST
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Tons of celebrities (and pseudo celebrities) attended the VH1 Divas 2012 concert held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sunday.

Stars paid tribute to legendary late entertainers Whitney Houston and Donna Summer. Jordin Sparks, who co-starred with Houston in her last film, "Sparkle," before her death in February performed a medley of the star's hits with Melanie Fiona and Ledisi - "I'm Every Woman," "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" and "How Will I Know."

Kelly Rowland, Adam Lambert and Keri Hilson honored Summer, who died in May, by performing "I Feel Love," "Bad Girls" and ...

Amber Riley Angry She Was Denied Entrance To NYC Club

November 20th, 2012 9:29am EST
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"Glee" star Amber Riley was furious after she and her entourage were turned away from a popular New York club on Sunday night.

Riley finished her stint in the musical "Cotton Club Parade" and hoped to celebrate at Manhattan's WiP. Even though she made reservations, she was turned away at the door.

Insulted by the rejection, she posted on Twitter: "Never in my life have I dealt with such disrespect. That club @WIPNewYork on Vandam street, they are CROOKS and LIARS!"

WiP bosses apologized for the "bad experience" but said Riley was being unreasonable for bringing 30 people to the "sold out...

10 Celebrities Looking Great After Their Dramatic Weight Loss

September 20th, 2012 4:15pm EDT
Carnie Wilson
Just like regular folk, some celebrities have problems with their weight. They try everything to lose it - diet, exercise, and sometimes even surgery.

Singer Carnie Wilson had a gastric band fitted in January after gaining back the majority of the weight shed after a gastric bypass in 1999. She has since lost more than 30 pounds but admits going under the knife wasn't an easy solution.

She told the Today Show, "I was at the point where I did need intervention...I needed to take action. I needed to help myself again. What I feel now - I feel the sensation of being full quickly, which I was...

'Glee' Season 4: 5 Spoilers You Need To Know

August 19th, 2012 3:00pm EDT
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I have an intense love-hate relationship with FOX’s musical juggernaut, “Glee.” While I appreciate the diversity of the cast and how it tackles controversial and important issues like bullying, self-acceptance and sexuality in a surrealistic, unapologetic, and sometimes hilarious way, I am confounded by its spastic, uneven storytelling and the way it continually ignores some characters to focus on the dramas of others. With that said, this summer has been much less melodious without the sparkly musical fun that is “Glee.” The Sept. 13 premiere is fast approaching, so here are five spoile...

Lea Michele, Zooey Deschanel & More Hot Stars Attend Fox's Summer All Star Party

July 24th, 2012 10:10am EDT
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The stars from "Glee," Zooey Deschanel from "New Girl" and more hot FOX celebrities attended the network's summer all star party in West Hollywood on Monday.

Lea Michele looked elegant in a pale pink dress with a low-cut neckline, while Deschanel wore a bronze sleeveless dress with a big bow on the bodice.

"Anger Management" star Noureen DeWulf showed off her curves in tight green gown, and "So You Think You Can Dance" star Cat Deeley was vibrant in a colorful one-sleeved dress.

Check out more photos from the Fox Summer All Star Party...

"So You Think You Can Dance" host Cat Deeley


TV Report Card: Grading 10 Season Finales

May 25th, 2012 12:07pm EDT
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Season finales are essentially the Hollywood version of final exams. They have to shock and awe and entice viewers into returning after four arduous months of dead air. From births and deaths to break-ups and OMG-worthy shockers, I’m grading 10 season finales. The SPOILER ALERT is implied.

Reckoning, Revenge’s thrilling season ender saw Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) not only confront her father’s killer in a satisfying and strangely sweet final fight, but surrender to her feelings for ruggedly handsome bartender, Jack. It wouldn’t be “Revenge” without infuriating twists and double-c...

Rumor Patrol: Britney Spears' Crazy 'X Factor' Demands, Demi Moore Twitter Handle, Amber Riley Pregnant

May 5th, 2012 2:07pm EDT
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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.

Britney Spears' Demands: Are Britney's crazy demands from X Factor producers holding up the show's new season? "Some demands, like decorating Britney’s private space and office to certain specifications, as well as what should be stocked in the fridge each day, are driving negotiations to a point of disgust," a "FOX source" tells reality weekly.

Verdict: False. We're used to outrageous demands from Hol...

Amber Riley Says Camera Flashes Made Her 'Dizzy' & Faint On The Red Carpet

May 3rd, 2012 8:33am EDT
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After collapsing at a Hollywood event on Tuesday, "Glee" star Amber Riley took to Twitter to reassure fans that she feels fine and "got a little dizzy" from all the photographer's flashes on the red carpet.

She also insisted she's not pregnant, doesn't have an eating disorder and isn't battling diabetes.

The 26-year-old attended a screening of her Fox TV show at the TV Academy of Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood when she fainted in the middle of a interview.

In a series of Twitter posts yesterday she wrote, "Lol. Let me stop the rumor mill right now. I'm not pregnant! Yes I'm black...

'Glee's' Amber Riley: 'I'm Not Pregnant!'

May 2nd, 2012 2:30pm EDT
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Glee star Amber Riley has laughed off reports suggesting pregnancy, an eating disorder or diabetes was to blame for her collapse at a red carpet event on Tuesday.

The actress, 26, was attending a Glee screening at the TV Academy of Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood when she fainted in the middle of a press interview.

She blamed the incident on the flashing of camera bulbs and assured fans she was "fine," and admits media speculation about her dizzy moment has left her baffled.

In a post on Wednesday, she writes, "Lol (laugh out loud). Let me stop the rumor mill right no...

'Glee's' Amber Riley Faints At Red Carpet Event

May 2nd, 2012 8:54am EDT
Amber Riley
Glee star Amber Riley collapsed on the red carpet at a Hollywood event in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

The actress was among the stars of the show attending a screening for the TV Academy of Arts and Sciences at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood and was taking part in press interviews outside when she fainted.

She subsequently took to her page to reassure worried fans and explain she started to feel dizzy from all the camera flashes, insisting she plans to see a doctor for a check-up.

Riley writes, "Hey guys, I'm okay... I got a little dizzy from all the photo...

Watch a preview of Glee's tribute episode to Whitney Houston!

April 21st, 2012 12:33am EDT
Glee pays tribute to Whitney Houston
You'll find yourself wanting to "Dance with Somebody" this Tuesday night. Glee pays respect to the late Whitney Houston with an eight-song tribute episode.

Glee coincidentally covered "I Will Always Love You" in the same week that Whitney Houston tragically passed away. Though Amber Riley's rendition was flawless and heartfelt, it just wasn't enough -- and the show announced that it would begin production on a full-fledged tribute spanning an entire episode.

Even more so, the eight-song tribute episode would be the beginning of the end for the show's seniors -- including Amber Riley, Le...

10 Favorite Small Screen Scene-Stealers

March 12th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
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I once had dreams of becoming an Emmy-Winning actress, but thanks to a traumatizing audition for a middle school drama club and being roughly a few inches shy of Snooki-esque shortness, those dreams never panned out. I’m happy to leave the acting to the professionals, and admire their work as a fan and critic. For this television-aholic, there’s nothing better than beholding a great actor who steals every frame of their scenes.

Here is a list of my favorite scene-stealers:

Neil Patrick Harris, “How I Met Your Mother”

Neil Patrick Harris’ portrayal of Barney Stinson, the suit-lovi...

'Glee' Planning An 'Amazing' Whitney Houston Tribute?

March 9th, 2012 2:44pm EST
Glee creator Ryan Murphy is planning an all-Whitney Houston episode to pay tribute to the late star, according to reports.

The producer/director paid homage to the tragic superstar with a note at the end of the Glee episode which aired the week after the singer's February 11th death - and featured Amber Riley's pitch perfect rendition of Houston's I Will Always Love You signature tune.

And now he's planning to showcase eight of the soul star's hits in an episode that will revolve around Houston's music, according to

A source tells the website the show will use the music "...

Dueling 'Glee' Birthdays: Amber Riley & Chord Overstreet Party In Las Vegas

February 20th, 2012 11:00am EST
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"Glee" co-stars Amber Riley and Chord Overstreet went to Sin City to celebrate their birthdays over the weekend - in different clubs. We wonder...did their mutual friends party with just one or both of them?

Chord celebrated his 23rd Birthday at Lavo Nightclub in Las Vegas on February 18, while Amber celebrated her 26th birthday the same night at Tabu Ultra Lounge at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.

Amber recently held an essay competition for Black History month. The winners will spend a day hanging out with her in New York City.

Chord is reportedly single after dating actress Emma Rober...

Amber Riley Hosts Essay Competition For Black History Month

February 11th, 2012 12:30pm EST
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"Glee's" Amber Riley is hosting a competition for schoolkids to mark Black History Month with a personal appearance from herself as the main prize.

The actress, best known for playing Mercedes Jones in the TV show, will greet and chat to pupils at the high school which pulls in the most online votes.

Riley is also hosting an essay competition and asking students to write about how they plan to change history - and five winners will be invited to spend the day hanging out with her in New York City.

She says, "One of the greatest things about being an actress is using my voice to help insp...

'Glee' Recap: It's Mash-Up Week!

November 16th, 2011 9:50am EST
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It seems like ‘Glee’ has just decided to pretend last week’s West Side Virgin Story never happened. Thank goodness! What a relief it is to jump right back into election season and age-inappropriate relationships! Puck leads the boys in a sexually charged performance of Van Halen’s “Hot for Teacher” within the first five minutes of the episode and it's clear that we can put 'The First Time' behind us and have some fun this week.

The good news gets even better when Ms. Corcoran , who has nice scenes with just about every single character in this show, speaks to Mr. Schue about keeping their...

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