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Originally from NJ, Kristina grew up on the Soap Opera sets of "All My Children" and "Loving" thanks to having parents in "the biz." She caught the "Show-Biz bug" at an early age and ended up at Boston University studying Broadcast Journalism. Kristina has worked for News 12, FiOS1 News, Vh1, MTV, ABC, WPVI, and WPIX in New York, where she spent 5 years as the Entertainment Producer. She also flew high in the skies covering the tri-state area

This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Lindsay Lohan and Chris Brown

7/13/2012 9:00am EDT
Shining Star: Lindsay Lohan- Ok, ok, I know what you're thinking. After the alleged drug-fueled car accidents, necklace snatching, and multiple trips to rehab and jail, Lindsay is a "Shining Star?" I admit, I'm hesitant to put her in this category, but hear me out first.

We all love an underdog story. (see Robert Downey Jr...or the NY Mets.) Linds is the classic underdog. She's been at the lowest that any person can go. She's gone to jail, endured public ridicule, and lets not even talk about her family life.

But it seems that she's finally getting her life back on track. Ignoring the re...

This Weeks Shining & Falling Stars: Katie Holmes and Deena Cortese

7/6/2012 11:03am EDT
Shining Star: Katie Holmes- Kudos to "Kate" for leaving that unhappy cult, er, I mean, marriage.

Sure the couch-jumping by Mr. Cruise seemed a bit over the top, and the whole lavish Italian wedding seemed as ridiculous as some of Suri's choices in outfits and frequent ice cream stops. But you have to admit, there was a small part of you that really wanted this relationship to work out. The girl next door marries her teenage idol/super-hunk crush. It's every gal's dream.

That is, until the rumors started swirling about a contractual marriage obligation. And most importantly- the control...

This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Ann Curry and John Travolta

6/29/2012 8:00am EDT
Ann Curry
Shining Star: Ann Curry- Talk about a woman who oozes class. After weeks of frenzied speculation and "inside reports" that the "Today" host was to be ousted and replaced, Curry finally acknowledged the rumors head on and announced her departure from the show.

“For all of you who saw me as a groundbreaker, I’m sorry I couldn’t carry the ball over the finish line, but, man, I did try,” Curry said.

In a day where ratings seem to count more than content in TV News, there was no pomp and circumstance for Curry. No big musical number send-off, as was done for previous co-anchors. For a woman w...