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TOP 10: TV Characters You Wish You Were Friends With

2/26/2014 1:19pm EST
Sheldon Cooper (Big Bang Theory)
We all have our favourite characters in TV, whether we see a little of ourselves in them or we just plain out love what they stand for- we sometimes wish they could be real. We’re counting down the Top 10 TV Characters You Wish You Were Friends With – that’s if they existed in the real world of course.

10. Sheldon Cooper (Big Bang Theory)

It’s always good to have a friend that’s a genius. Like for instance when you’re at a restaurant and the bill comes, he can figure out how much everyone owes plus tips within seconds. And the best part, he doesn’t mind being the braniac friend!

9. V...

Gabourey Sidibe Blasts Online Bullies With Classic Tweet

1/15/2014 10:12pm EST
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Gabourey Sidibe caught some flak from online bullies over her appearance at the Golden Globe Awards Sunday night, but instead of letting it upset her she took it in stride and pretty much owned all the haters.

The "Precious" star took to her Twitter page on Monday, writing, "To people making mean comments about my GG pics, I mos def cried about it on that private jet on my way to my dream job last night. #JK."

Her message was praised and re-tweeted nearly 25,000 times.

"Yay! Everyone is so wonderful and supportive of my shade! This might be a problem down the line. Thank you! #notmyjetth...

'American Horror Story: Coven' Theory Of The Week - Is Queenie Really Dead?

12/18/2013 10:03am EST
Gabourey Sidibe as Queenie
The wait is long for a new episode of American Horror Story, so in order to quell my (and yours of course) longing for new material, I’ll be checking in periodically with some theories, quandaries and reflections on Coven, so far.

Last week’s brilliant episode, “Head” ended with a shocking and devastating final sequence that found Marie Laveau’s entire tribe decimated by Hank: the witch hunter. Most devastating of all, they killed Queenie! Worst of all, it appears that she is actually dead, not Coven dead, but dead dead. Say it isn’t so. Queenie is a truly interesting character and her jou...

Review: 'Seven Psychopaths' Is The Must See Film Of 2012

10/12/2012 8:00am EDT
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What does one little Shih Tzu named BONNY, Seven Psychopaths and one screenwriter suffering from writer's block have in common?

Everything...At least in my favorite film of 2012 so far.

Screenwriter, Marty Faranan (Colin Farrell) is way past his deadline on his latest screenplay. If that's not enough to cause the poor dude major stress, his passive-aggressive girlfriend, Kaya (Abbie Cornish) is about to walk out on him.

Lucky for Marty, his BFF sometime actor/full time dognapper, Billy (Sam Rockwell, in a tour de force performance) is sticking by him; actually a little too much.

In fact...

Jimmy Kimmel Lines Up The Stars For Post-Oscars 'Movie: The Movie' Trailer (Watch!)

2/27/2012 4:00pm EST
Movie: The Movie Jimmy Kimmel
A fake movie trailer stole the spotlight from the Academy Awards last night, thanks to Jimmy Kimmel's ability to line up a cavalcade of stars.

In the fake teaser, Edward Norton (playing the world's greatest spy) gets married to the President of the United States (Josh Brolin) in a ceremony ordained by Antonio Banderas.

Colin Farrell is a SWAT officer that has to defuse a bomb with the help of a field goal-kicking canine. Tom Hanks is a robotic lawyer that takes on ornery judge Charlize Theron. Bryan Cranston is a hot dog vendor that seems to always be near an explosion.

Jeff Goldblum i...

Blu-ray Review: 'Tower Heist'

2/22/2012 12:10pm EST
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Is legendary funnyman Eddie Murphy still, well, funny? We’re gonna answer that one with a review of his latest outing that teams the comedian with a wry Ben Stiller in "Tower Heist," out Feb. 21 from Universal Home Video. Check out the stolen goods below!

Title: "Tower Heist"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Matthew Broderick

Director: Brett Ratner

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 105 minutes

Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment


The Flick: While not one of Eddie Murphy’s most amazing outings, "Tower Heist" is by far his bes...

'The Help' Leads 2012 NAACP Image Awards Nominations

1/19/2012 2:40pm EST
The Help
Critically-acclaimed drama The Help looks set to dominate the 2012 NAACP Image Awards after landing eight nominations.

The movie adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling book of the same name will compete for Outstanding Motion Picture against seven-time nominee Pariah, comedy Tower Heist, Jumping The Broom and The First Grader, while stars Viola Davis and Emma Stone will go head-to-head for the title of Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture.

The Help co-stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer and Cicely Tyson are also nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress field, alon...

Two Jews' Review 'Tower Heist' And Find This Caper Comedy Not Very Funny (Video)

11/5/2011 10:00am EDT
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Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: All I can say is thank the Movie Gods for Eddie Murphy because he single handedly put the funny in this new so-called, comedy entitled, 'Tower Heist,' directed by Brett Ratner.

So here's the story in a nut shell.

There's this super sleazy, super rich, Wall Street dude named, Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda) - No, this film isn't a fantasy. Sleazy Wall Street dudes really do exist.

Arthur occupies the Penthouse apartment of New York City's tallest high rise called 'The Tower.' Arthur is charming, friendly to the staff, loves to play chess with the...

Gabourey Sidibe Has A Twitter Imposter Who's Nicer Than She Is

11/4/2011 1:58pm EDT
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Gabourey Sidibe has warned fans about an Internet prankster who is posing as the actress on Twitter.

The star is not a particularly big fan of social networking and she hasn't yet made the move to Twitter but Sidibe reveals a random user has already created a profile in her name and regularly sends out messages to her fan base.

During an appearance on chat show "The Talk" on Thursday, she said, "Isn't that crazy? I'm not on Twitter, I'm like a loser, I'm still doing Myspace...

"It's so strange (because) she's really positive because she thinks I'm positive but I'm not; I'm a hateful pers...

Gabourey Sidibe May Have Died On 9/11 If She Hadn't Overslept

9/11/2011 9:19am EDT
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"Precious" star Gabourey Sidibe's life was spared on 9/11 because she woke up too late to make it to school.

Sidibe, who was born and raised in New York City, was due to attend class in lower Manhattan on the morning of September 11, 2001, but, after falling behind schedule, the actress was forced to stay home - and things could have turned out quite differently for her had the morning gone as planned.

Speaking to the New York Daily News, she says, "September 11, 2001, was the beginning of my first week at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). The school is located in Tribe...

2011 Golden Globe Awards Fashion - The Hits & Misses

1/17/2011 9:07am EST
2011 Golden Globes Fashion
Strapless and shoulder-baring dresses were popular at Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards, and many celebrities walked the red carpet wearing all sorts of beautiful dresses.

Of course, there were a few duds as well, including "Modern Family" star Julie Bowen who showed a little nipple and Helena Bonham Carter who wore two different colored shoes.

Take a look at the photos below, and tell us what you think were the best and worst of the evening!


"Mad Men" star January Jones showed too much for such a classy event

Christina Aguilera

Sandra Bullock looks like she got stuc...

Gabourey Sidibe's Run-In With Weed Lollipops

10/14/2010 11:37pm EDT
Gabourey Sidibe
"Precious" star Gabourey Sidibe freaked out on a recent trip to Amsterdam when she found herself accidentally sucking a pot lollipop.

The actress insists she went to the Dutch city to check out its famous red-light district and visit museums - and not to hang-out in cafes where marijuana use is legal, but discovered hash is everywhere in Amsterdam.

She says, "I'm a nerd and I don't smoke pot... I went to a souvenir shop and I wanted to buy a regular lollipop and I accidentally bought a weed lollipop. I stick one in my mouth and I'm looking at the packaging and it says, 'Weed lollipop.'


Gabourey Sidibe Says Elle Magazine Didn't Lighten Her Skin On Cover

9/17/2010 8:35am EDT
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"Precious" star Gabourey Sidibe has leaped to the defense of magazine bosses at Elle, insisting they didn't lighten her features so she looked less dark on the cover of the glossy.

Publication heads were accused of photoshopping the image of the actress for their upcoming 25th anniversary issue, but they insist the reports aren't true - and the Oscar-nominated actress is backing them up.

A representative for Sidibe tells news show Access Hollywood, "Gabourey is absolutely thrilled to be on the cover of Elle magazine's 25th anniversary issue."

Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for the publication ...

ELLE Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary With Some Of Hollywood's Hottest 25-Year-Olds

9/9/2010 2:31pm EDT
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The October 2010 issue of ELLE magazine is the publication's 25th Anniversary, and to share the celebration they've featured 25 different women under 25, including Megan Fox, Lauren Conrad, Gabourey Sidibe and Amanda Seyfried - all four of whom have their own cover for the issue.

Sound bites:

Lauren Conrad:
Best part of being in her twenties: "It's your time to be selfish; you still have freedom."
Where she thought she'd be now: "I was never that girl who just wanted babies. I wanted a career before all of that."

Amanda Seyfried:
What are the best and worst things about turning 25? "The ...

Laura Linney Q&A: 'The Big C' Premieres Tonight On Showtime

8/16/2010 11:30am EDT
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Laura Linney is the latest Academy Award nominee to star in a TV series. In The Big C, she plays a woman diagnosed with terminal melanoma. This is actually the beginning of her new life, making the most of her last days. Showtime expects there to be several years still left in this character’s lifespan.

For starters, Cathy (Linney) no longer takes any crap from her son or her husband. She’s emboldened to stand up to bullies and help her teenage students without sugarcoating their obesity issues. She attacks a school bus with a paintball gun, sunbathes nude in her yard and goes for a hilari...

Movie Bad Guys Lead Nominations For Academy Membership

6/25/2010 6:28pm EDT
Christoph Waltz
"Saw" actor Tobin Bell, James Gandolfini, Christoph Waltz and 2010 Oscar nominees Carey Mulligan, Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Renner, Gabourey Sidibe and Vera Farmiga have been invited to become members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and help decide future Academy Awards.

Academy officials have invited 135 actors, writers, directors, executives and behind-the-scenes icons to join up, explaining that everyone on the list has "distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures".

Academy President Tom Sherak says, "The work of these individuals has be...

Gabourey Sidibe Loves Hitting On Hollywood Stars

5/30/2010 2:00pm EDT
Gabourey Sidibe is enjoying her time in the spotlight - because it's given her a chance to flirt with a string of Hollywood hunks.

The actress shot to fame with her leading role in hard-hitting 2009 drama Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, a part which earned her a Best Actress Academy Award nomination.

The 27 year old admits one of the perks of her job is the access to leading men - and she can't resist making advances towards them all.

She tells U.K. talk show host Jonathan Ross, "I use any event to hit on a young man! (I'll do it) at the gas station! I just like hitt...

Celebrity Birthdays - May 6, 2010

5/6/2010 3:00am EDT
Gabourey Sidibe
Happy Birthday to:

"Precious" star Gabourey Sidibe (1983)

"Up In The Air" star George Clooney (1961)

"National Lampoon's European Vacation" actress Dana Hill (1964; d. 1996)

"Touched By An Angel" star Roma Downey (1960)

"Babylon 5" actor Michael O'Hare (1952)

Singer Mary MacGregor (1948)

Rock and roll singer Bob Seger (1945)

Country singer Jimmie Dale Gilmore (1945)

Film legend Orson Welles (1915; d. 1985)

Italian actor Rudolph Valentino (1895; 1926)

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Midweek Fashion Notes: The White House Correspondent's Dinner

5/4/2010 9:56am EDT
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Apparently the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel was the place to be on Saturday after the White House Correspondent's Dinner. It hosted many celebs such as Kim Kardashian, Ewan McGregor, Ashley Judd, and Dennis Quaid- who all partied until late into the night.

A few behind the scene tidbits from the evening:

- Kim Kardashian flew into D.C. with Ryan Seacrest just to do a last-minute interview. Without an outfit planned, she scrambled and borrowed her mother?s vintage Valentino black and white piece, ordered room service when she checked into the hotel, asked her twitter followers how they tho...

Jamie Foxx Fuming Over Howard Stern's Gay Taunt

4/6/2010 12:05pm EDT
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx has been forced to deny he is gay after shock jock Howard Stern escalated their war of words with a jibe about the actor/singer's sexuality.

The pair fell out last month when the Oscar-winner took offense following Stern's criticism of portly Precious star Gabourey Sidibe on his radio show. Foxx slammed his Sirius radio network colleague on his Foxxhole show last week, prompting a furious response from Stern, who poked fun at Foxx and dropped hints that he is homosexual.

Stern said, "My guess is we're probably not on the same team. I think he's playing for a way different tea...

Stars Who Are Not The 'Hollywood Ideal' But Are Beautiful Anyway

3/16/2010 9:40am EDT
Queen Latifah
Jessica Simpson sets out to find beauty in all ages, sizes and colors on her new reality show, "The Price of Beauty," which premiered on VH1 last night. We agree with Jessica that beauty is found everywhere and in everyone, but in Hollywood it is tough to stand out if you aren't tall, thin, young and gorgeous.

We think curvy women are hot, funny women are fabulous and women over 40 are still marvelous. Here are some women who may not be the "Hollywood ideal" but are beautiful to us.

Gabourey Sidibe - This Oscar-nominated actress may be new to Hollywood but she possesses a certain stayin...

Jessica Simpson: Howard Stern Is 'Disrespectful' For Calling Gabourey Sidibe Fat

3/15/2010 2:02pm EDT
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson has become the latest star to wade into the debate over Gabourey Sidibe's weight after Howard Stern urged the portly "Precious" star to seek help - the singer has called the DJ's comments "disrespectful".

Stern sparked an outcry after he labeled the Oscar-nominee "the most enormous, fat black chick I've ever seen" and claimed she will struggle to secure any more roles in Hollywood because of her size. The shock jock also urged Sidibe to seek help because "obesity" is a life-threatening condition.

Sidibe's mom, Alice Tan Ridley, subsequently slammed the DJ for his unkind ...

Gabourey Sidibe's Mother Slams Howard Stern Over 'Fat' Comments

3/15/2010 9:27am EDT
Gabourey Sidibe
Gabourey Sidibe's mother has told Howard Stern to "get a life" after the shock jock made a series of unflattering comments about the plus-size actress' weight.

Stern caused controversy last week after criticizing the "Precious" star on his Sirius radio show, urging the 26 year old to seek help because "obesity" is a life-threatening condition. He also claimed she will find it difficult to land any more roles in Hollywood because of her portly frame - and Sidibe's mom, Alice Tan Ridley, is fuming over the DJ's unkind comments.

She tells Inside Edition, "Get a life. He can see, you can se...

Elizabeth Taylor Boiling Over Negative Kathy Ireland Press

3/11/2010 10:31pm EST
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Elizabeth Taylor has taken to her blog to defend pal Kathy Ireland from critics who accused the former model of drunken behavior on the red carpet at the Oscars on Sunday.

The reclusive movie veteran was appalled when members of the media attacked the jewelry designer and TV personality for her behavior as the co-host of a pre-Oscars TV special.

Ireland appeared to be overwhelmed on the red carpet as she interviewed stars like Zac Efron and Gabourey Sidibe and left many critics questioning her sobriety.

But the mom-of-three has assured fans her strange behavior was simply due...

Howard Stern: 'Gabourey Sidibe Needs Help'

3/11/2010 11:42am EST
Howard Stern
Howard Stern has refused to apologize for his unflattering comments about Oscar-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe - insisting the portly "Precious" star "needs help".

The radio host came under fire after he blasted Sidibe on his Sirius radio show on Monday, calling her "the most enormous, fat black chick I've ever seen." He also claimed she will find it difficult to land any more roles in Hollywood because of her size.

Stern's comments stirred up a swathe of controversy in the U.S., but he's standing by his opinion - insisting Sidibe should not be held up as a role model for overweight ...

Kathy Ireland: 'I Wasn't Drunk At The Oscars'

3/9/2010 8:46am EST
Kathy Ireland
Model-turned-actress Kathy Ireland has hit back at reports she was drunk at Sunday's Oscars, insisting she was just overjoyed and "grateful" to be invited.

The beauty drew comments from internet critics and bloggers as she interviewed stars including Zac Efron and Gabourey Sidibe during a pre-Oscars special on TV, with many viewers questioning her sobriety.

However, the mom-of-three has assured fans her strange behavior was simply due to the fact she was delighted to be on the red carpet.

In a series of posts on her page, Ireland writes: "(I) cannot please everyone... and ...

Sandra Bullock Accepts Her Victory & Failure With An Oscar & A Razzie

3/8/2010 1:55pm EST
Sandra Bullock accepts the Oscar
It’s official - Sandra Bullock is just cool, really cool might we add. She’s is a bonafide Hollywood star with a legitimately successful career (*cough, ahem Paris Hilton) punctuated last night with her Oscar win for Best Actress in “The Blind Side”.

Last night, Sandra recast herself as a critically acclaimed thespian capable of outshining the mighty Meryl Streep as well as Helen Mirren, Carey Mulligan and Gabourey Sidibe. Factor in a Razzie acceptance speech and we’ve got someone worthy of the world “cool”.

Sandra entered into a selective group of actors this year for being nominated f...

2010 Academy Awards Fashion: Best & Worst

3/8/2010 10:54am EST
Oscars 2010 Fashion
There were some definite hits and misses on the red carpet at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards last night. Zoe Salanda and Charlize Theron both opted for purple - Zoe in a Riccardo Tisci ruffled dress and Charlize Theron in a Dior breast-enhancing gown. Miley Cyrus looked quite grown up in a champagne Jennifer Packham ensemble that featured a corset-like top half.

Jennifer Lopez chose an off-white lopsided Armani Prive gown. Cameron Diaz also wore an Armani Prive, but she harkened back to Hollywood glamour in the gold beaded dress. Also opting for beads was Best Actress winner Sandra Bulloc...

They Said It - Oscar Quotes

3/7/2010 9:23pm EST
James Cameron
"We made three times what we thought the movie could make. Three seems to be the number because everybody keeps coming up to me and saying, 'I saw the movie three times'." Three is lucky for "Avatar" director James Cameron.

"It is a life-changing film and it changed my life. So this is appreciated but the win is when someone says, 'My life is different because of the film.' That's priceless." Oscar contender Mo'Nique on being nominated for her role in "Precious".

"I'd like a nice juicy burger and some deep, deeply fried fries... and maybe a milkshake." Sandra Bullock has fast food plans...

Gabourey Sidibe Snubs Oprah's Oscar Offer

3/6/2010 5:00pm EST
Gabourey Sidibe
Precious star Gabourey Sidibe turned down the chance to be Oprah Winfrey's date at Sunday's Academy Awards - because she is so in awe of the TV titan.

The Hollywood newcomer is up for the Best Actress Oscar at the upcoming ceremony, and has asked her mom to accompany her on the red carpet. Sidibe had another woman vying to take her to the bash - America's biggest talk show host.

However, the actress insists she had to snub Winfrey's offer, because she gets too starstruck when she meets her.

She tells, "Oprah called me and was like, 'Hey girl, do you want to ride together?' I...