12 Female Television Characters We Can Relate To

August 30th, 2014 11:00am EDT
12 Female Television Characters We Can Relate To
It seems like we've turned a corner in the past year or so when it comes to female characters on television. There are not only more women in roles that are robust and meaty, but there are most diverse offerings, making characters that any person can relate to. In honor of television moving forward to create more and better roles for women, here are some of our favorite relatable female characters.

Peggy Olson, "Mad Men"

Peggy Olson wants to be a career woman and she won't let anyone stop her, despite her era's sexist views working against her. Starting out as a secretary at Sterling ...
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Former Jethro Tull Bass Player Glenn Cornick Dies At 67

August 30th, 2014 10:36am EDT
Former Jethro Tull Bass Player Glenn Cornick Dies At 67
Bass player Glenn Cornick died of congestive heart failure at his home in Hilo, Hawaii, on Thursday. The rocker, 67, was an original member of Jethro Tull and performed with the band from 1968 until 1970.

His son Drew Cornick says his dad had been receiving hospice care prior to his death, according to Billboard.com. He called his father "brilliant and cantankerous" up until his death.

Jethro Tull vocalist and floutist, Ian Anderson, wrote on the band's website: "Glenn was a man of great bonhomie and ready to befriend anyone ā€“ especially fellow musicians. Always cheerful, he brought to t...
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Cee Lo Gets Probation

August 30th, 2014 8:35am EDT
Cee Lo Green Avoids Jail Over Drug Charge Involving Ex-Girlfrien
Singer/rapper Cee Lo Green made a plea deal over an ecstasy charge and has been sentenced to three years of probation and community service.

Last year an ex-girlfriend accused "The Voice" judge, real name Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, of slipping her ecstasy before having sex with her after a dinner date. The anonymous plaintiff claimed Green spiked her drink during a date in November, 2012, in Los Angeles and she later woke up naked in a bed with him.

The Gorillaz star initially pleaded not guilty to the claim but later pled no contest to a felony count of sharing ecstasy in a deal that al...
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Celebrities Tweet Their Love & Prayers To Joan Rivers

August 30th, 2014 8:00am EDT
Celebrities Tweet Their Love & Prayers To Joan Rivers
Several celebrities including Charlie Sheen and Courtney Love have taken to social media website Twitter to send their support to Joan Rivers and her family.

The "Fashion Police" host, 81, was hospitalized on Thursday at Mount Sinai in New York City after suffering cardiac and respiratory arrest during surgery on her vocal chords.

Rivers is currently in a medically-induced coma. She is in "serious" but "stable" condition, according to her daughter Melissa and hospital staff.

Iā€™m thinking about you, @Joan_Rivers, and sending lots of love your way.

ā€” Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) Au...
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Rumor Patrol: Joan Rivers Near Death, Jon Voight Boycotts Angelina Jolie's Wedding & More

August 30th, 2014 7:25am 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.

Jon Voight Boycotts Daughter Angelina Jolie Wedding To Brad Pitt: Many years of estrangement led to speculation that when Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt would tie the knot, that Jolie's father, actor Jon Voight, would not attend. But the past few years have brought a softening of father and daughter and the two have spend holidays and birthdays of the Jolie/Pitt brood together. Perhaps, by the time of...
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Happy Birthday!

August 30th, 2014 7:00am EDT
Celebrity Birthdays - August 30, 2014
Happy Birthday to:

Actress Cameron Diaz (1972)

Music producer Swizz Beatz (1978)

Dutch model Frederique Van Der Wal (1967)

Actress Michael Michele (1966)

Actor Nelson Ascencio (1964)

Actor Michael Chiklis (1963)

British deejay Paul Oakenfold (1963)

Actor Mark Strong (1963)

Actor David Paymer (1954)

Comedian Lewis Black (1948)

Actress Peggy Lipton (1947)

Actor-turned-politician Ben Jones (1941)

Actress Elizabeth Ashley (1939)

The Mamas and the Papas singer John Phillips (1935; d. 2001)

Actor Bill Daily (1927)

Actor Fred MacMurray (1908; d. 1991)

Actress Shirley Booth (1898; ...
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How's Britney Doing After Her Breakup?

August 29th, 2014 10:40pm EDT
Britney Spears
Britney Spears is having a rough go of it following her breakup from David Lucado earlier this week.

The singer posted a video to Instagram telling fans what to do if they're having a "really sh---y day," like the one she had on Thursday when her breakup news broke.

Britney tried to make light of the situation by finding one of the little things to put her in a good mood, but at the end of the video she appears distraught.

Whether she was suppressing tears at the end or not didn't matter later on though, as insiders at her Vegas show told People magazine that she's putting all of her ene...
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Chelsea Clinton Quits NBC Gig

August 29th, 2014 6:40pm EDT
Chelsea Clinton Quits NBC Gig
Chelsea Clinton, who is pregnant with her first child, is quitting her job at NBC. Clinton explained on Facebook: "To continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation and as [husband] Marc and I look forward to welcoming our first child, I have decided to leave my position as a NBC Special Correspondent."

The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and 2016 presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, Chelsea joined NBC in 2011. Her work was featured in the "Making a Difference" segment that aired occasionally on the network.

Clinton talked about the wonderful people she met while workin...
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You'll Never Believe What Robert Downey Jr. Just Said Is The Best Marvel Movie

August 29th, 2014 5:51pm EDT
Robert Downey Jr.
Despite starring in three highly successful, blockbuster "Iron Man" films and "The Avengers," Robert Downey Jr. has praised the latest film from Disney's Marvel Studios, Guardians of the Galaxy, calling it the best yet from the production company.

While speaking on his new film "The Judge," which is premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) next week, Downey Jr. told the Toronto Sun that he loved the film.

"Galaxy in some ways is the best Marvel movie ever," he said. "And it's odd for someone with -- on occasion -- an ego the size of mine to actually say that!"

The act...
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Harrison Ford Heads Back To Work As Production Resumes On 'Star Wars Episode VII'

August 29th, 2014 4:21pm EDT
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford returned to work on Star Wars Episode VII this week after recovering from a broken leg he suffered on the set of the film back in June.

The actor, 72, was involved in an on-set accident involving legendary space cruiser the Millennium Falcon, when part of the ship fell on his leg and crushed it.

Initially believed to be a badly broken ankle, Ford's injury actually turned out to be a broken leg, which required surgery and rehab to fix.

Production on the highly anticipated movie came to a halt because of the star's injury, and filming finally resumed earlier this week, accord...
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