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Fashion Fails: Beth Stern, Cate Blanchett, Harry Styles, And More

September 22nd, 2013 1:07pm EDT
Beth Stern
It's Fashion Fail Time! That means we take a break from letting you know how good all of your favorite stars look to show the other side of fashion: the fails!

Howard Stern's wife Beth Ostrosky Stern appeared at an America's Got Talent red carpet. Unfortunately, she forgot to wear a top, so someone helpfully tied their dress shirt around her to cover her up.

Cate Blanchett wore this confusing dress to the UK premiere of Blue Jasmine. That top section is just bizarre. Are her arms stuck in place like that? Can she actually move them away from her sides?

I'm probably getting some h...

Magic Johnson Sued By Former Flight Attendant

October 24th, 2012 9:20am EDT
Magic Johnson
Magic Johnson has been sued by a former employee who alleges she was fired without reason.

The basketball icon has been hit with a suit from Lanita Thomas, who worked as a flight attendant on the star's private jet from 2004 until September, reports

According to documents filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Thomas alleges she was fired after turning up 15 minutes late for work, but insists her tardiness was due to running errands for Johnson.

Thomas is seeking unspecified damages for wrongful termination, and also claims she is owed overtime pay.

'The Celebrity Apprentice' Finale - Arsenio Hall Takes The Title!

May 21st, 2012 2:48pm EDT
'The Celebrity Apprentice' Finale - Arsenio Hall Takes The Title
Last week on Celebrity Apprentice: Clay Aiken and Arsenio Hall, the Final Two, have been tasked with having to produce, host, and sell tickets to a celebrity charity event. They’ll be responsible for all aspects of the show, including creating a thirty second charity awareness ad, and producing a variety show to entertain their guests. They themselves will be the entertainment at their show. This week; the live finale.

Donald Trump lets us know that this is an important night – so important, that he’ll need the fastest car and driver possible to get to the show at the American Museum of Na...

'The Celebrity Apprentice' – The Final Task Ends On A Cliffhanger

May 14th, 2012 6:03pm EDT
Clay Aiken, Arsenio Hall Advance to Finale
Previously, on Celebrity Apprentice: the Final Five was whittled down to four, when Teresa Giudice project managed her team’s assignment to a loss. But the Donald was not finished yet; he brought in last season’s Celebrity Apprentice winner John Rich, and runner up Marlee Matlin, to interview Arsenio Hall, Aubrey O’Day, Clay Aiken and Lisa Lampanelli. Based on John and Marlee’s recommendations, he fired Lisa. This week, we’ll find out the second person chopped, and have one last challenge. Next week, the winner will be chosen. Ready?

Arsenio, Aubrey and Clay wait nervously for Trump’s dec...

Magic Johnson LOVES LA Dodgers -- Drops $2 BILLION to Purchase Team

March 28th, 2012 8:18am EDT
Magic Johnson
Magic Johnson is in as part owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers -- and Frank McCourt is out -- after sealing a TWO BILLION dollar deal to purchase the team!! And the crowd went wild.

Magic and McCourt announced the record-setting deal late Tuesday night that should transfer ownership of the team to an investment group led by the former NBA great by the end of April.

The deal still has to be approved in federal bankruptcy court.

The $2 billion price tag would be a record for the sale of any American sports franchise.

As part of the deal McCourt would get to buy the land around Dodgers Stadi...

Sean 'Diddy' Combs Launchs His Own Cable TV Channel

February 21st, 2012 3:39pm EST
Sean Diddy Combs
Rap mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs is launching his own cable network.

The I'll Be Missing You hit-maker has teamed up with executives at Comcast to create new music channel Revolt TV.

Announcing the news during a personalized video on Tuesday, he said, "When I was growing up I used to watch television all the time and I used to wonder why don't those people look like me, or talk like me, or walk like me, so thank you to Comcast - my hat goes off to you for being the first to step up... because Revolt TV is bringing the revolution that TV needs..."

"I had a dream that one day I w...

Magic Johnson Joins The Race To Take Over The L.A. Dodgers

December 2nd, 2011 2:23pm EST
Magic Johnson
Newsman Larry King has a celebrity rival as he fights to take over baseball team the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a business consortium - sports legend Earvin 'Magic' Johnson is also in pursuit of the troubled team.

The basketball icon-turned-TV personality and entrepreneur announced his bid to buy the Dodgers in an interview with the Los Angeles Times on Friday.

Johnson is the face of a high-powered ownership group that would include Stan Kasten, the former president of the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals, and Mark Walter, chief executive of financial services company Guggenhe...

Elizabeth Taylor Pulls Out Of Michael Jackson Memorial

July 6th, 2009 9:25pm EDT
Elizabeth Taylor Pulls Out Of Jackson Memorial
Elizabeth Taylor has declined an invite to speak at pal Michael Jackson's memorial on Tuesday because she doesn't want to be a part of the hoopla surrounding the event.

The 77-year-old movie star was rumored to be attending the tribute with Barry Manilow, but she reveals she won't be going to the Staples Center event in Los Angeles.

In a message to fans via, the actress writes, "I've been asked to speak at the Staples Center. I cannot be part of the public whoopla (sic). And I cannot guarantee that I would be coherent to say a word. I just don't believe that Michael would ...

Mary J. Blige And Tyler Perry Among BET Honorees

January 19th, 2009 12:48pm EST
Mary J. Blige
Singer Mary J. Blige and filmmaker Tyler Perry were among the recipients of the BET Honors on Saturday.

The awards ceremony - which pays tribute to the achievements of African American stars - took place in Washington, D.C. and was hosted by actress Gabrielle Union. The show saw performances from acts including Ne-Yo, Queen Latifah, Keyshia Cole, Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker and Monica, while Joss Stone and Yolanda Adams teamed up for duet, singing Just a Prayer Away for Perry, who was honored for his contribution to theater and film.

Pop superstar Whitney Houston also made an app...

Avant's Self-Titled New Album Arrives In Stores Tomorrow

December 8th, 2008 5:30pm EST
Avant's upcoming self-titled release, Avant, out December 9th, will mark his 5th career album and his first release on new label, Capitol Records. The lead single from his latest effort "When It Hurts," continues to climb the charts, recently breaking into the Top 10 and Top 20 at radio formats Urban AC and Urban Mainstream, respectively.

"Seven years and five albums deep, I've got a resume and track record," says the multi-platinum R&B singer/songwriter. "I've proved my point which is why I decided to call the album Avant, because it reflects who I am."

Avant gathers the talent...

'Battleground Earth: Ludacris Vs. Tommy Lee' To Premiere On TLC August 7

August 4th, 2008 8:04am EDT
Battleground Earth
The hard-charging, hard-partying, carbon-laden world of tour bus-living musicians doesn’t exactly scream green! Now, TLC challenges two icons to join the newest trend in music; ‘going green.’ "Battleground Earth: Ludacris Vs. Tommy Lee" challenges hip hop superstar Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and rock god Tommy Lee to battle against the toxic forces destroying Mother Earth as they travel across the country on a 10-episode tour.

Viewers witness the two stars pushed to the limit as they attempt to keep their high-wattage acts on an eco-friendly course. Enlisting the help of their posses, ak...

Is 'American Idol' Using Plants?

January 16th, 2008 1:10pm EST
American Idol
After a little research on the web (and believe me, it didn't take much), Starpulse contributing editor Casey Johnson and I determined that a couple of last night's American Idol "contestants" weren't exactly auditioning as serious contenders for the title of 'American Idol.'

Despite my thinking that the only legitimate moron to appear on the show just to get on TV was the overweight tool who though it would be funny to go in front of judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson dressed in a crappy home-made replica of the legendary (yes, legendary) gold bikini worn by Princess L...

Most Americans Don't Care About Political Views Of Celebrities

December 22nd, 2007 9:15am EST
A new national poll conducted by the Sacred Heart University Polling Institute finds large majorities of Americans, 80.7%, pay no or very little attention to celebrities when they make political or public policy statements. This is down slightly from 81.9% found in a 2003 Sacred Heart Poll.

"Once again, Americans are loudly confirming they just don't care who Oprah or Magic Johnson support for President," said Jerry C. Lindsley, director of the SHU Polling Institute. He added, "Americans may be enjoying the free entertainment from Hollywood celebrities, but it's not moving them to the ...

Celebrity Birthdays, August 14

August 14th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Mila Kunis
Happy Birthday to "That 70s Show" and "Family Guy" actress Mila Kunis (1983), Scissor Sisters singer Ana Matronic (1974), "JAG" actress Catherine Bell (1968), "Monster's Ball" actress Halle Berry (1966), screenwriter Brannon Braga (1964), "The Brady Bunch" actress Susan Olsen (1961), British Broadway singing sensation Sarah Brightman (1960), basketball legend Magic Johnson (1959), "Mystic River" actress Marcia Gay Harden (1959), film composer James Horner (1953), "The Far Side" creator Gary Larson (1950), novelist Danielle Steel (1947), actress Susan Saint James (1946), actor Antonio Fargas...

Portrait Of Global AIDS Crisis, '3 Needles,' Stars Lucy Liu, Chloe Sevigny And Sandra Oh; On DVD April 3

March 25th, 2007 9:00am EDT
3 Needles
Through many different initiatives, the theatrical release of 3 Needles raised over $50,000 for relief and education in war-ravaged Sierra Leone.

The DVD edition of 3 Needles will include a wide array of informative and fascinating bonus features, including behind-the-scenes interviews with actors Lucy Liu, Shawn Ashmore, and Chloë Sevigny; trailers; photo gallery; deleted scenes; two short documentaries; and more. The two short documentaries are "China AIDS Initiative with Magic Johnson and Yao Ming" and "House on Fire—AIDS in America."

In China, Ping (Lucy Liu) is a pregnant yo...

Black Enterprise Magazine Announces The 'Top 50 Hollywood Power Brokers'

February 13th, 2007 10:48am EST
Will Smith
As the entertainment industry prepares to celebrate excellence during the 79th Annual Academy Awards, Black Enterprise (BE) just unveiled its 2007 list of the "Top 50 Power Brokers in Hollywood." In the March cover feature, BE spotlights the growing number of African Americans who have achieved record influence in show business.

The roster not only includes household names such as cover subject Will Smith, who together with partner James Lassiter produced the recent Oscar-nominated smash The Pursuit of Happyness, but also African American corporate executives, agents, lawyers, and ent...

Celebrity Birthdays, August 14

August 14th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Mila Kunis
Happy Birthday to "That 70s Show" and "Family Guy" actress Mila Kunis (1983), Scissor Sisters singer Ana Matronic (1974), "JAG" actress Catherine Bell (1968), "Monster's Ball" actress Halle Berry (1966), screenwriter Brannon Braga (1964), "The Brady Bunch" actress Susan Olsen (1961), British Broadway singing sensation Sarah Brightman (1960), basketball legend Magic Johnson (1959), "Mystic River" actress Marcia Gay Harden (1959), film composer James Horner (1953), "The Far Side" creator Gary Larson (1950), novelist Danielle Steel (1947), actress Susan Saint James (1946), actor Antonio Fargas...

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