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Demi Lovato & Naya Rivera 'Made Out' Prior To 'Glee' Kissing Scene

September 18th, 2013 11:30pm EDT
Demi Lovato & Naya Rivera
Naya Rivera made sure Demi Lovato was comfortable with their same-sex relationship on "Glee" by making out with her new co-star prior to their first kissing scene.

She told Access Hollywood:  "I made out with her in my trailer before we shot the scene. So then I just, like, warmed her up. You know what I'm saying."

Rivera, 26, plays Santana, who starts dating 21-one-year-old Lovato's character, Dani.

"She's awesome and we're having a blast and we're so happy to have her," Rivera explained.

Lovato plays a struggling artist in New York City who befriends Santana and Rachel (Lea Michele). ...
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'Fifty Shades Of Grey': 10 Actresses We'd Rather See As Anastasia Steele

September 5th, 2013 9:01pm EDT
Hayden Panettiere, Scarlett Johansson, Selena Gomez
Fans of erotic "mommy porn" novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" freaked out earlier this week when it was announced that Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam and celebrity offspring Dakota Johnson (her parents are Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith) will be filling the lead roles film adaptation of E.L. James' book.

Naturally, everyone has their own ideas for which stars should have been cast -- and so do we.

Here are 10 actresses we think would be better for the role of the virginal Anastasia Steele...

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Music Wrap-Up: Michelle Obama Hip Hop Album? Big Sean and Naya Rivera Play Dirty + More

August 16th, 2013 11:20am EDT
Justin Timberlake
It’s Friday! I hope you know that it’s time to get caught up on the Hip Hop and R&B news you may have missed while saluting Kendrick Lamar for riling up Hip Hop with his boldness. Grab a seat and let’s talk.

Michelle Obama to release first Hip Hop album

Yes, you’ve read that correctly but before you start coming up with a great moniker for the FLOTUS, read on. Our First Lady has announced that she is planning to release a Hip Hop album to help promote her “Let’s Move!” campaign – a campaign geared toward combating childhood obesity by encouraging school-aged kids to get fit while having f...
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'Hangover III' Premiere Pics: Naya Rivera & Her Sexy Abs, Bradley Cooper & More

May 21st, 2013 11:15am EDT
Naya Rivera
"Glee" star Naya Rivera showed off her fabulous abs at "The Hangover Part III" premiere in Los Angeles on Monday. The actress stepped out in a two piece black ensemble that revealed her toned tummy and tan physique.

The entire "Hangover" cast was present, including Bradley Cooper looking suave in an orange suit, a fully toothed Ed Helms, and newly engaged Justin Bartha.

In the film, Alan (Zach Galifianakis) turns to the Wolfpack for support after his father dies. This time, there's no wedding or a bachelor party - just a simple road trip that brings them full circle back to Las Vegas. Wha...
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10 Celebs We'd Love As Prom Dates

May 11th, 2013 9:00am EDT
Mila Kunis
Prom season is finally upon us, and while high schools kids are busy planning the perfect prom night, we’re busy fantasizing over the celebrities we would love to be our prom dates.

Mila Kunis: Mila Kunis was recently named FHM Magazine’s ‘Sexiest Woman in the World,’ and with a title like that, it’d be foolish not to include her on this list. In addition to her beauty, Mila is incredibly funny, as proven by her comedic roles in “Family Guy,” “Friends with Benefits” and “Ted.” Who wouldn’t want to spend their prom night with a gal who’s funny and sexy?

Jennifer Lawrence: Though the ph...
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'Glee' Star Naya Rivera Gets Naked For Allure Magazine

April 17th, 2013 9:58pm EDT
Naya Rivera
Naya Rivera say she wasn't nervous about stripping down for the May issue of Allure magazine, the publication's annual "Naked Truth" special.

"I'm excited to see it—and it's going to be available to the world," she tells the magazine.

The former Hooters waitress also brags about how she gets more attention from women than her boyfriend, thanks to playing lesbian character Santana on Glee.

"It's kind of cool—and it makes me feel like a badass," she says of being a lesbian sex symbol. "I get more girls than my boyfriend. They always tweet me about my booty."

She also has nightmares about ...
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Naya Rivera, Jennifer Morrison and Christa Miller Featured In Allure Magazine's Annual Nude Issue

April 16th, 2013 6:02pm EDT
Naya Rivera
Glee star Naya Rivera heads up this year's group of four sexy actresses who take it all off for Allure magazine's annual "The Naked Truth" issue.

Once Upon A Time star Jennifer Morrison, Cougar Town's Christa Miller and Clare Bowen, who stars on Nashville, also stripped down for the sexy shoot, which was based on Marilyn Monroe's final film, "Something's Got to Give," which was never released after the iconic actress was dropped from the cast died while it was still in production.

Each star was also interviewed about their thoughts on nudity and how they handled the shoot, which took plac...
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Is 'Glee' Star Naya Rivera Going Steady With Big Sean?

April 10th, 2013 3:55pm EDT
Big Sean and Naya Rivera At '42' Premier
It appears Glee starlet Naya Rivera and Rapper Big Sean have gone public with their blossoming relationship. The couple was spotted Tuesday, April 9th, holding hands at the premier of “42” after being spotted cuddled up with each other at Big Sean's surprise birthday party last month. They also were spied attending the Rihanna concert in Los Angeles together.

Their romance was made public during an appearance on the Red Carpet at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood, where a strappingly dressed Big Sean escorted Naya down the carpet-way, arm wrapped comfortably around her. Whenever she stopped...
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'Glee' Star Naya Rivera 'Sad' Over Direction Of Her Character

March 17th, 2013 1:30pm EDT
Naya Rivera
Actress Naya Rivera is struggling to adjust to her character's new storyline in hit U.S. series Glee, because it has torn her away from co-stars Kevin McHale and Jenna Ushkowitz.

The 26 year old played high school cheerleader Santana Lopez during the programmer’s first three seasons, but she recently graduated and moved to New York City to live with Lea Michele's Rachel Berry and Chris Colfer's Kurt Hummel.

The remainder of Rivera's castmates are finishing out their final years at William McKinley High School, where they shoot on another set, and the actress admits the change has been dif...
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Celebrity Birthdays - January 12, 2013

January 12th, 2013 3:00am EST
Naya Rivera
Happy Birthday to:

Glee star Naya Rivera (1987)

Actor Nathan Gamble (1998)

Singer Pixie Lott (1991)

Actor Andrew Lawrence (1988)

Singer Ameriie (1981)

Singer Jeremy Camp (1978)

Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm (1974)

Rapper Raekwon (1970)

Rage Against the Machine singer Zack De La Rocha (1970)

Model Heather Mills (1968)

Olivier Martinez (1966)

Rocker Rob Zombie (1966)

Actor Oliver Platt (1960)

Shock Jock Howard Stern (1954)

Talk Radio host Rush Limbaugh (1951)

Actress Kirstie Alley (1951)

Actor Anthony Andrews (1948)

Musician George Duke (1946)

Singer Ray Price (1926)

Actress...
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Lea Michele, Emma Watson & Other Stars Dazzle At Elle Women In Hollywood Gala

October 16th, 2012 8:43am EDT
Lea Michele
A ton of stars attended the 19th Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Tribute at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles on Monday night.

"Glee" actress Lea Michele showed off her figure in a see-through dress that revealed a black bustier underneath. Emma Stone opted for one of the brightest dresses on the red carpet with a hot pink gown with sheer sleeves and a white schoolgirl collar and cuffs.

Anna Kendrick wore a black and gold dress, while Nina Dobrev chose a bright blue and black lace ensemble. Emma Watson looked sophisticated in a black and cream colored frock.

Robert Pattinson honored h...
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Sexy 'Glee' Star Naya Rivera Prefers TV High School To The Real Thing: 'I Was Super Flat Chested And Really Skinny'

April 6th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Naya Rivera
Sexy Glee star Naya Rivera has her first solo album on the way, and talks about her new album deal with Columbia Records in the May 2012 issue of Latina Magazine, which hits newsstands everywhere April 10.

"So far I'm doing some awesome club songs that are fun to dance to," she says. And Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy thinks she's good enough to make it big - "She can and will be on the radio," he says.

Naya, who plays recently outed lesbian Santana on the hit Fox series, also talks about her religious upbringing and beliefs and her character's upcoming graduation.

"It's hard and sort of sa...
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Josh Hutcherson Lands Next Mega Star Honor At 2012 NewNowNext Awards

April 6th, 2012 8:59am EDT
Josh Hutcherson
Josh Hutcherson has been tipped as Hollywood's next big star after winning the top prize at the NewNowNext Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday night.

The Hunger Games actor landed the Next Mega Star accolade at the glitzy ceremony, seeing off competition from Elizabeth Olsen, New Girl's Lizzy Caplan, Parenthood star Michael B. Jordan and actress Emily VanCamp.

The show, hosted by reality TV star Kelly Osbourne, also feted Glee star Naya Rivera (the Cause Your Hot prize), upcoming blockbuster The Avengers (Next Must-See Movie) and British singer/songwriter Neon Hitch (Brink of Fame, Music ...
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John Stamos, 'Glee' Stars & More Exchange Kisses For Charity At GLAAD Media Awards

March 26th, 2012 9:21am EDT
John Stamos
John Stamos, Cory Monteith and Naya Rivera raised $15,000 for charity on Saturday after offering themselves up for kisses at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards.

"Glee" co-stars Monteith and Rivera hosted the New York leg of the awards ceremony and decided to turn up the heat by promising a steamy smooch with each of the highest bidders.

Former "E.R." star Stamos sparked a bidding war for Monteith before deciding to enter the auction himself and pucker up for his own charity kiss.

Stamos was in for a surprise when his winning bidder turned out to be a male ...
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10 Favorite Small Screen Scene-Stealers

March 12th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
neil patrick harris
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...
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Josh Hutcherson And Elizabeth Olsen Nominated For The NewNowNext Awards

February 28th, 2012 1:28pm EST
Josh Hutcherson
Josh Hutcherson and Elizabeth Olsen are among the Hollywood newcomers set to do battle for a top prize at the annual NewNowNext Awards.

The Hunger Games' Hutcherson will go up against Mary-Kate and Ashley's younger sister, as well as fellow up-and-coming stars Lizzy Caplan, Michael B. Jordan and Emily VanCamp, for the Next Mega Star trophy.

In the music category, the acts competing for the Brink-of-Fame prize include British singers Jessie J, Rebecca Ferguson and Neon Hitch, as well as rappers Azealia Banks and Childish Gambino, and rockers FUN.

The Cause You're Hot award will be a co...
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2012 SAG Awards Fashion: A Skinny Angelina, Lots Of Black Gowns & More

January 30th, 2012 9:10am EST
2012 SAG Fashion
Many stars attended last night's Screen Actors Guild Awards, and black was one of the most popular colors on the red carpet.

Angelina Jolie showed off her particularly thin figure in a draped black gown. Other stars in black included Stacy Keibler, Jayma Mays, Amber Heard, Ashlee Simpson, Emma Stone, Glenn Close, Heather Morris, Tina Fey and Melissa McCarthy.

But there were some spots of color in the bunch, including Sofia Vergara's bright pink gown and Emily Blunt's seafoam green dress.

Check out all the looks on the following pages:

Michelle Williams

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie...
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Sexy Celebrity Legs! Naya Rivera Celebrates Her 25th Birthday In Las Vegas

January 22nd, 2012 9:05pm EST
Naya Rivera
Sexy Glee star Naya Rivera celebrated her 25th birthday at the Mirage Hotel and Casino's 1Oak club in Las Vegas on Saturday night, wearing a hot-pink mini dress (we think it looks a bit like a terry cloth bathrobe).

The leggy beauty, who plays the bisexual Santana on the hit show, recently joined fellow castmates Lea Michele, Jayma Mays and Dianna Agron in a photo shoot for ELLE magazine, shot by Glee creator Ryan Murphy.

Each star recreates a classic horror film scene in the shoot. See the pics here.
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'Glee' Stars Pose For Scary ELLE Magazine Spread

January 8th, 2012 2:00pm EST
Lea Michele
Glee stars Lea Michele, Jayma Mays and Dianna Agron have teamed up to recreate scenes from the most iconic horror films for a new Elle magazine photo spread shot by Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy.

Michele poses opposite The Creature from the Black Lagoon for one stylish black and white shot, while Agron conjures up memories of Attack of the 50 Foot Woman and Mays gives The Birds star Tippi Hedren a new look.

The trio's co-star Heather Morris also appears in the spread, recreating a classic Catherine Deneuve pose from Roman Polanski's Repulsion.

Michele admits she didn't need much persuasion...
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Top Celebrity Fashion Fails Of 2011

December 23rd, 2011 8:00am EST
Top Celebrity Fashion Fails Of 2011
Failure is such a harsh word isn't it? To tell someone that something they've created is a "fail" is just wrong… but let's face it, we all love to hate a little bit.

To those opposed to pointing out the bad in life there's a place for you, we ran our fashion hits of 2011 yesterday. To the rest of you H8ers, here's a little pictorial look back at some fashion disasters of 2011. Enjoy!

Keri Hilson at the "Late Show with David Letterman last January

Amanda Michalka at the 2011 People's Choice Awards

Helen Mirren normally dresses a little better than this.

Blake Lively appear...
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Pitbull To Guest Star On 'Glee'?

December 9th, 2011 11:24am EST
Pitbull
Pitbull is set to make his TV debut - the rapper is in talks to star in Glee.

The Give Me Everything hit-maker has been approached to play the big brother of lesbian cheerleader Santana, who is played by Naya Rivera.

According to EW.com, Pitbull will make his debut in the same episode as Cuban superstar Gloria Estefan, who will play his mother.

Pitbull and Estefan aren't the only Latin stars who have recently been cast in the hit TV musical - Ricky Martin has signed up to play a high school Spanish teacher.
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'Glee' Recap: It's Mash-Up Week!

November 16th, 2011 9:50am EST
Glee 305
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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'Glee' Recap: Virgin Scorecard

November 9th, 2011 12:53pm EST
Glee Rachel and Blaine
Like Sandra Dee, this week’s ‘Glee’ was lousy with virginity. Expectations were high after promos showed Rachel, Finn, Kurt and Blaine all getting their sexy on… but as it happened, ‘The First Time’ was kind of disappointing.

Unfortunately, West Side Story just doesn’t lend itself to this theme the way Madonna does. The season one tribute to the Queen of Pop covered similar territory and featured “Like a Virgin,” the most perfect song for the occasion. More importantly, the subject of de-flowering came up naturally and organically. Conversely, this week’s sudden sexual awakening isn’t moti...
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'Glee' Recap: Puck Goes To Cougar Town

November 2nd, 2011 1:37pm EDT
GLEE: Quinn (Dianna Agron, L) and Puck (Mark Salling, R)
After yielding its timeslot to Major League Baseball for the past few weeks, “Glee” returned last night with an hour of leprechauns, cougars, and congressional candidates. Picking up where the series left off, this reasonably focused episode advanced several plotlines and introduced some new talent, in the form of ‘Glee Project’ winner, Damian McGinty.

The second of four new cast members that will, at some point, be transplanted from the Oxygen Channel’s competitive reality show to the Fox flagship, McGinty was front and center in his inaugural appearance as foreign exchange student, Rory...
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Celebrities Sizzle At American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Awards

September 12th, 2011 11:00am EDT
2011 Alma Awards
Demi Lovato and Jessica Alba were among the big winners at Saturday's American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Awards.

Lovato bounced back from her recent personal troubles by claiming the favorite comedy actress on TV title for her role in "Sonny With A Chance," coming ahead of her pal Selena Gomez and Naya Rivera to win the prize.

In a post on Twitter, she writes, "YAYYYY!!!! I can't believe it!!! Thank you guys so much!!!!!"

Other winners at the event, which salutes Latino artists in films, music and TV, included Alba, who took home the favorite drama/adventure actress trophy for her "Machet...
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Wishes Of A Television-aholic: 'Glee'

August 12th, 2011 9:58am EDT
glee cast
Believe it or not, this television-aholic actually scoffed at the early promos of what would come to be FOX’s mega-hit, “Glee.” The show looked silly and childish, and I thought it would be cancelled before the fourth episode. My initial assumptions were glaringly and wonderfully wrong. “Glee” is the television equivalent of cotton candy—brightly colored, lighthearted and achingly sweet. It makes me feel inspired and happy while most of my favorite shows make me want to curl up in the fetal position and ugly-cry.

Unfortunately, the last season was a little more sour than sweet thanks t...
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Christina Aguilera And Selena Gomez Lead ALMA Nominations

July 28th, 2011 11:26am EDT
Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera and Selena Gomez are leading the nominations list for this year's American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Awards.

The Genie In A Bottle hit-maker and Gomez are each up for three prizes - both stars have been named in the female music artist category, as well as the favorite movie actress in a comedy or musical title.

Aguilera has also received a nomination for reality TV personality for her role on hit show The Voice, while Gomez is up for favorite TV actress for her part in Wizards of Waverly Place.

Jennifer Lopez and Glee actress Naya Rivera have both been named in two ...
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'Glee' Finale: Let's Hear It For 'New York'

May 25th, 2011 11:25am EDT
The glee club visits New York City for Regionals
We made it! ‘Glee’ is in NYC to compete at Nationals and conclude a chart-topping, show-stopping, star-studded, post-Super Bowl time-slot scoring second season.

True to form, our favorite fictional show choir is in a situation that is about as absurd as the Broadway-obsessed Rachel Berry thinking that CATS is still open for business. New Directions has come to Nationals without a song or a set list and now they need to write a couple of hits in as many overstuffed hotel rooms. Brittany, Artie, and Puck offer up the ditty, “My Cup,” and there are enough eyes rolling around the room for som...
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'Glee' Recap: Love, Loss, And Pure Imagination

May 18th, 2011 3:12pm EDT
Glee Funeral
This week was a big one! ‘Glee’ is gearing up for Nationals in New York, but before they take Manhattan, Finn calls it quits with Quinn, Rachel and Jesse share a kiss, and all the plans to win get interrupted by a sad and surprising loss. It’s the penultimate episode of the season and as Mr. Schue puts it, the culmination of everything the glee club has worked towards for the past two years. They’ve got to be awesome and this week, they kind of were.

Like Kirsten Dunst hiring a jazz hands-obsessed choreographer in the movie, “Bring It On,” Mr. Schue has made the decision to recruit 4-time...
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Naya Rivera Glitters In Gold Hosting The GLAAD Media Awards

May 15th, 2011 6:05pm EDT
Naya Rivera
Glee star Naya Rivera hosted the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards at San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, California, Saturday night. The event recognizes films, directors and stars that highlight issues affecting the LGBT community.

"I am here to tell you that playing gay is good in every way," Naya said. "And that hopefully the huge increases in gay and lesbian characters will lead to more diverse and transgender-inclusive storylines."

The Kids Are All Right director Lisa Cholodenko was the night's big winner, landing the outstanding film trophy for her hit drama.

The gay mov...
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