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Ricki Lake To Open Up About Her Weight Battle In New Book

4/16/2012 1:17pm EDT
Ricki Lake
Actress/TV personality Ricki Lake has told how her lifelong weight struggles began when her mother criticized her eating habits as a young girl.

The Hairspray actress' figure has fluctuated greatly throughout her career - she once ballooned to 260 pounds before dropping nearly half her body weight.

Now, the newlywed star, who eloped with partner Christian Evans last Sunday, has put pen to paper to chronicle her love-hate relationship with food in upcoming memoir Never Say Never.

An excerpt of the tome, obtained by, reads, "I've gone on crash diets. I've tried crazy exercise ...

Ricki Lake Elopes To Wed Fiancé (Photo)

4/10/2012 12:55pm EDT
Ricki Lake
Actress Ricki Lake has wed for the second time.

The Hairspray star and former talk show host became engaged to jewelry designer Christian Evans last August after a year of dating, and the couple decided to elope on Sunday to exchange vows in southern California.

Lake broke the news to fans on Tuesday by posting a photo of herself in her wedding dress, holding a bouquet of pink flowers, and writing, "Yup. This is me.... Sadie Sadie married lady... Love is in the air."

And she tells, "It was a beautiful moment I will never forget. I wasn't anxious or nervous. I was really rel...

'Tabatha Takes Over' Recap: 'No.More.FLIP FLOPS!'

1/25/2012 3:24pm EST
Season 4 of 'Tabatha Takes Over' continues to deliver, with addicting one liners and streams of tears. This week ‘Tabatha’ heads back to her roots and takes over ‘Beyond Hair Salon & Spa’ in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Owner Aisha is $90 grand in debt, dealing with the recent loss of her mother, and blames her staff for everything. ‘Monkey see, Monkey do. They’re all followers!’ Excuse after excuse ensues, but the highlights of the evening arise from the staff interview.

Tabatha asks if the staff is aware of Aisha’s goal for the salon. In unison, they reply ‘an upscale, multicultural..inter...

Ricki Lake Injured During 'Dancing' Rehearsals

9/9/2011 11:22am EDT
Ricki Lake
Actress Ricki Lake was treated by medics on Thursday after she picked up an injury during rehearsals for the new season of Dancing With The Stars.

The Hairspray star and former talk show host is competing on the series alongside David Arquette, Cher's son Chaz Bono and George Clooney's ex-girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis.

She has now become the first celebrity to be injured during the new season after hurting her shin while practicing with dance partner Derek Hough.

In a series of posts on, alongside an image of her bruised leg, she writes, "Look, my first injury... Don't ask...

Nikki Blonsky Has Tooth Emergency During Hurricane Irene

8/29/2011 4:30pm EDT
Nikki Blonsky
Nikki Blonsky suffered a broken tooth after a freak accident involving a watch as Hurricane Irene hit New York.

The "Hairspray" star was on lockdown as the storm lashed the city on Sunday, but she was left in desperate need of a dentist after cracking her tooth.

In a series of posts on her page, she writes, "Never try 2 change time on a watch... u pop da crown with ur (your) teeth aka (also known as) #justcrackedatooth.

"And of course I chip my darn tooth during a hurricane when dentists will prob not be (in) their offices... just my luck."

Nikki Blonsky Stamps Out Shoe Selling Rumors

7/15/2011 11:35am EDT
Nicole Blonsky
Hairspray Star Nikki Blonsky has blasted reports she's hit hard times and is working in a shoe store.

The actress was spotted in high-end New York footwear boutique Steve Dann last month, sparking rumors she's struggling to find acting work.

According to reports, she was a hit with customers and sang and danced to keep shoppers entertained.

However, Blonsky has now taken to her page to insist her new role was undertaken as a favor for a pal.

She writes, "So much false reporting! & false quotes. NO career changing! just experimented 4 (for) a day working (at) a friends bo...

Brittany Snow Was Convinced She Had A Stalker

3/11/2011 4:59pm EST
Brittany Snow
Actress Brittany Snow has been on high alert after becoming convinced she's been targeted by a stalker who's leaving "creepy" voicemail messages on her phone.

The Hairspray star reveals she recently received a series of disturbing calls, in which a man appears to order her to get naked.

She says, "This stalker kept leaving me messages on my phone. I kept getting messages from this person with a really creepy voice. He'd be like, 'And then he walked into the bedroom and said, 'Take off your clothes'.' And then the message would be done. Three days later, I'd get another message and the m...

Brittany Snow Supports MTV's Anti-Bullying Campaign

10/4/2010 8:48am EDT
Brittany Snow
Hairspray star Brittany Snow has teamed up with MTV to launch a new online anti-bullying campaign.

The blonde beauty was left "troubled" after reading about four separate incidents recently in which gay teenagers have taken their own lives after allegedly being bullied for their sexual preferences. And Snow is hoping the Love Is Louder campaign will help teens support their peers.

She says, "Initially, because of the recent suicides that had been going on, I was really troubled with what I was hearing and, of course, like everyone, I was really saddened by the news. Love Is Louder is a ...

Amanda Bynes Quits Acting; Says It Isn't Fun

6/21/2010 8:10am EDT
Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes has retired from acting - at the age of 24. The former child star, who got her start on 1990s sketch show "All That" before landing roles in Hollywood films like "Hairspray," has revealed she is quitting movies because she has lost the passion for them.

In a series of posts on Twitter, Bynes writes, "I don't love acting anymore so I've stopped doing it. Being an actress isn't as fun as it may seem. I've never written the movies & tv shows I've been apart of, I've only acted like the characters the producers or directors wanted me to play. If I don't love something anymore I st...

'Hairspray 2' Canceled

6/2/2010 11:47am EDT
Film bosses have scrapped plans to bring movie-musical Hairspray back for a sequel. Executives at the New Line studio commissioned the screenwriter behind the 2007 film, John Waters, to create a script for a follow-up, with plans to bring Zac Efron back to star in a second picture.

In December, Waters revealed he had completed the job, telling Australia's The Herald Sun, "They liked it. They paid me. That's the last I've heard of it... They asked me to write the treatment but I'm so obsessive I wrote every single thing that could happen to every character. It's different. You can't tell t...

David Hasselhoff's Daughter Lands 'Huge' Role

3/25/2010 2:18pm EDT
David Hasselhoff
David Hasselhoff's teenage daughter Hayley is following in her famous father's TV footsteps - the 17 year old has landed a role in new show Huge.

The upcoming program, starring Hairspray actress Nikki Blonsky, is based on the book of the same name by Sasha Paley, about a group of teens and staff at weight-loss camp Wellness Canyon.

Hayley Hasselhoff - who has previously only appeared in 2002 family movie More Than Puppy Love - will play Amber, a curvy teen who is the slimmest and hottest girl at the camp but considers herself too big. James Eckhouse's son Zander and Andrew Caldwell are ...

Hayden, Amanda & Emma: Underrated Young Stars Who Leave Their Underwear On

3/16/2010 9:17am EDT
Hayden Panettiere
Young celebrities have the added pressure of puberty, acne, and first loves to deal with along with the typical Hollywood requirements of paparazzi, screaming fans, and 12-hour work days. But it seems like stars such as Hayden Panettiere and Amanda Bynes didn't have to break a sweat as they grew up in front of the camera. Born with the talent to perform, Panettiere and Bynes have been acting since they were under 10 years old and have been floating under the radar ever since.

Sometimes in Hollywood talent isn't enough, and the likes of Bynes and Panettiere may be paying a price for leaving...

Amanda Bynes Wants Kids After She's 30

2/16/2010 6:00pm EST
Amanda Bynes Wants Kids After She
Amanda Bynes is refusing to have children until she is in her thirties - because motherhood will take up all her time. The 23-year-old Hairspray star, who has previously brushed off reports she's dating rappers Drake and Kid Cudi, is single after she was dumped last week by a mystery man.

And Bynes is adamant she has a few more years before she considers raising a baby, even if she finds the perfect man to settle down with.

Taking to her page, she writes, "I want to be a mom but not til I'm 30 and even if I get married b4 (before) then I still want to wait to have kids t...

Amanda Bynes Gets Kicked To The Curb

2/11/2010 8:48am EST
Amanda Bynes Gets Dumped
Amanda Bynes is facing a lonely Valentine's Day this year - she's been dumped by her mystery lover just days before the romantic holiday. The Hairspray star has been regularly updating her page over the last few weeks to give hints about the new man in her life, revealing he is a musician in the public eye - but refusing to disclose his name.

She sent gossips into a spin after posting a message which divulged that her lover had lost out at the recent Grammy Awards, prompting speculation she's been dating rapper Drake - which she subsequently denied.

And now the 23 year o...

A Few Of The Best Movie Musicals

12/24/2009 9:33am EST
On Christmas Day a brand new musical hits the theaters, titled "Nine," and it got Starpulse thinking about the musical genre. The hits on Broadway always keep people wanting more, and over the years musicals have been beloved on the big screen as well. They've won Oscars, attracted huge movie stars, and everyone loves a good dance routine. Here's a look at the best movie musicals in no particular order.

"The Sound of Music," made in 1965, is an Academy Award winning movie and one of the most successful film musicals of all time. After being adjusted for inflation, it is rumored the movi...

The Best And Worst Of James Marsden

11/9/2009 11:05am EST
James Marsden
There aren't that many former Versace models that can say their acting careers really managed to take off, but after fifteen years in the business James Marsden is finally starting to gain notice. With his movie star good looks and cheeky smile, it is only surprising it took so long! In 2000, Marsden first got blockbuster attention in "X-Men" as Cyclops, but he also found favor with audiences for his side roles in "The Notebook," "Hairspray," and "Enchanted." Last year he got a leading role in the hit romantic comedy "27 Dresses," and starting last week he stars in the dramatic thriller "Th...

Nigel Lythgoe Talks 'So You Think You Can Dance' Season Six And Leaves Open Seat For Paula Abdul

10/26/2009 10:18am EDT
Nigel Lythgoe
The top 20 contestants are about to engage in the sixth So You Think You Can Dance competition on Fox. Right now, it's anybody's game. Even head judge and producer Nygel Lythgoe couldn't predict a front runner.

"I have no idea," Lythgoe said. "I wouldn't have even told you that Jeanine, who I thought was very good, would have won and I think she only won on the finale. I thought Brandon was going to win from quite early on. I thought Evan stood a very good chance if he was to grow, and he didn't grow for me, so I couldn't tell you now. I don't even know half of the kids yet."

Dance mo...

'So You Think You Can Dance' Audition Process Is Over

5/29/2009 9:37am EDT
So You Think You Can Dance
Woo, I wasn't aware that the "So You Think You Can Dance" auditions ended so quickly, but it is wonderful to have them over with. Surely one of the top twenty and ten and maybe even the winner will be memorable from the auditions, but you never know. They could probably get through all the cities a lot faster than this if they didn't want to milk it so badly. How do you know they are milking it? When they have Sex have a dance battle with an equally horrible dancer for entertainment. Just put us out of our misery now.

That being said, LA and Seattle are great in the way that the guest ...

A Salute To Our Favorite Fat Kids In Film

5/28/2009 9:45am EDT
The Goonies
Sure, it's true that childhood obesity is a serious problem that menaces the health and well-being of many American tots, whose rate of becoming the deep-fried and taterized variety has risen significantly over the past 30 years. Yet, we are not here to discuss alarming statistics or to point fingers (at the fast food industry for example) for America's increasingly doughy population. No siree. Rather, we come here today to raise our soda-filled glasses to pay tribute to all of those wonderful pie-faced kids who have cinematically graced us with their weighty presence over the years. So, he...

Zac Efron: The Next Leonardo DiCaprio Or Corey Feldman?

5/14/2009 9:30am EDT
Zac Efron
In theory, being a teen heartthrob seems like a pretty sweet gig. They never have to wait for tables at restaurants, they have throngs of adoring fans, and they get to date gorgeous models and actresses. Basically, they are given a first class ticket for life, which means more leg room, no middle seats, and cashews instead of peanuts.

But as appetizing as all that sounds, teen heartthrobdom isn't all that it's cracked up to be. It can be a dicey business that often comes at a hefty price because it doesn't guarantee that the ensuing path will be paved quite as goldenly as the yellow b...

Open Letter: Career Advice For Zac Efron

4/15/2009 10:00am EDT
Zac Efron
Dear Zac Efron,

Rather than Twittering, updating our blogs with lots of OMGs, XOXOXOs, and exclamation points (!!!!!), or do whatever else it is your tween fans do these days, we thought we'd take the time and break out the vintage letter format.

All eyes are on you as '17 Again' hits theaters this weekend. This is your chance to solidify your status as leading man…or go the way of so many other fallen teen idols only to end up on some crappy VH1 show where you battle your alcoholism and inner demons at age 41.

Honestly we're not that psyched about the movie itself ('Peggy...

Is Zac Efron Done With Musicals?

4/14/2009 9:55am EDT
Zac Efron
Say it ain't so, Troy Bolton. After the High School Musical series launched Zac Efron's career and Hairspray solidified it for grown-ups, Efron is taking a step back from singing and dancing. Although he did a "High School Musical" spoof on Saturday Night Live, he dropped out of the serious musical production of a Footloose remake.

"I was just looking for a change," Efron said.

It's not like he's giving up a lifelong passion. Dancing was just something he did for work. "I did not dance at all before 'High School Musical.' That was a skill set that I acquired for those movies and ...

Celebs That Need To Gain/Lose Weight in 2009

1/6/2009 10:00am EST
Nicole Blonsky
Since they are constantly being oogled by the public, celebrities know that it is important for them to look their best. It's how they get work, it's how they get exposure. There are, of course, those celebs who could do with a bit of a weight change. Here's a list of those stars who would look better if they gained or lost a couple extra pounds.


Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian recently lost a quite noticeable amount of weight. She documented the whole thing on her blog ( diet, her exercise routines with fiancée Reggie Bush. Though she does look q...

New Year's Resolutions The Stars Should Make

12/30/2008 9:08am EST
Amy Winehouse
Lose weight. Stop being late. Get a date. 'Tis the season to make New Year's resolutions. Surveys show that people around the world view the advent of a brand new year with hope, optimism and the intent to make personal and professional improvements.

Here's a look at the top 10 New Year's resolutions made each year and the celebrities who should commit now to making changes in 2009.

1. Spend More Time With Family and Friends

We love Brad and Angelina's devotion to their brood, so we venture this suggestion with all due respect: Spend time with the six crumb-snatchers you h...

A Profile/Interview with Actor/Producer/Talk Show Host Ryan O'Connor

12/7/2008 12:13pm EST
Ryan O
Ryan O'Connor is a tough man to pin down. When I first approached O'Connor to do an exclusive one-on-one interview, it was for my "Break-Out Internet Star" piece, but his busy shooting schedule, coupled with awareness events around the election did not allow it. Still, I pursued onward because I knew I had to lock him down now, so I could say I "knew him when." And O'Connor was eager to chat and excited about his "first real piece of press," but as we got into the meat of what makes him and his show tick, I began to realize just how media savvy he must be because in rescheduling, he did no...

The Best and Worst of John Travolta

12/4/2008 11:43am EST
John Travolta
In recent years, it's become hip to pick on John Travolta for his movie choices. It's strange, considering not many actors can say that they've starred in three truly iconic films (see numbers 1, 3, and 6 on the "best" list). He's also achieved longevity that many actors can only dream of, due in large part to his genuine, "good guy" persona. So, sure, he's made some bad films. Who hasn't? His good movies still outnumber the bad ones.

Since John is putting on the dog in the new animated hit, "Bolt," we thought it would be a good time to take a look at some notable films from Travolta's...

Slideshow: Amanda Bynes - Hot Or Not?

10/28/2008 10:11am EDT
Amanda Bynes
Starpulse's biography describes Amanda Bynes as "squirrel-cheeked." What do you think of the Hairspray star? Is she hot or does she resemble a rodent? Click through our photo slideshow, and let us know!

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Race Matters: Is Hollywood Truly Color Blind When It Comes To On-Screen Romance?

9/29/2008 9:49am EDT
Die Another Day
In John Grisham's bestselling novel "The Pelican Brief," investigative journalist Gray Grantham and law student Darby Shaw uncover a political conspiracy and in the process, end up between the sheets. In the 1993 film version, Darby Shaw (played by Julia Roberts) and Grantham merely share a chaste hug in the film's conclusion. What happened between page and screen? One theory: In the novel Grantham is white; in the film, he's portrayed by Academy-Award winning - and black - actor Denzel Washington.

The stigma of interracial relationships in cinema can be traced back to the 1934 Motio...

Is 40 Box Office Poison for Women in Hollywood?

9/11/2008 9:34am EDT
Meg Ryan in The Women
Early last month Sony received word that Tom Cruise was dropping out of "Edwin A. Salt" due to similarities to Cruise's "Mission Impossible" franchise. Less than a week later, "Salt" had a new star, Angelina Jolie, and a greenlight. The script re-write began immediately in order to change the lead role to suit a female. The fastest turn around in Hollywood history had been pulled off thanks to a woman.

Power in Hollywood is defined by the ability to get a green light and bring in big bucks. And at the moment Angelina Jolie is powerful. She's also 33. Would things have been different i...

A Look At The Evolution Of The Web Series

9/10/2008 11:46am EDT
Chelsea Handler
It's pretty apparent that the emergence of original programming on the internet, debuting at only minute-and-a-half to three minute clips, was geared directly at the teenage set-- playing into the whole shortening attention span and need to get their entertainment from the same rectangular box that they get the research for their term papers and with which they network and communicate with friends. Web series, as they were deemed, didn't officially become an official part of new media until they began to gain widespread popularity with lonelygirl15, a video blog from a so-called teenage gir...