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2014's 'Most Fascinating People' Include Scarlett Johansson, Neil Patrick Harris

October 22nd, 2014 8:04pm EDT
2014's 'Most Fascinating People' Include Scarlett Johansson, Nei
It's that time of year again - Barbara Walters is counting down the "10 Most Fascinating People" in her annual TV special.

While the number-one most fascinating person will be kept under wraps until the program airs on Dec. 14, Walters has released some of the names on the 2014 list.

TV mogul Oprah Winfrey, actor Neil Patrick Harris, actress and new mom Scarlett Johansson and comedienne Chelsea Handler are some of the stars who will be featured on the ABC program.

Walters said in a statement: "I was absolutely delighted when ABC approached me to do another year of 10 Most Fascinating Peo...
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'Goodfellas' Star Frank Sivero Suing Producers Of 'The Simpsons' For $250 Million

October 22nd, 2014 6:11pm EDT
'Goodfellas' Star Frank Sivero Suing Producers Of 'The Simpsons'
Actor Frank Sivero, who played mobster Frankie Carbone in Martin Scorsese's classic 1990 gangster flick "Goodfellas," is suing the producers of The Simpsons for using his likeness for over two decades without compensation.

The actor alleges that the animated Fox series created the character Louie, a henchman sidekick of Springfield's mob boss Fat Tony, in his likeness and has featured the character on the show in 16 of its episodes, according to the New York Daily News.

Sivero is seeking $250 million in damages in the lawsuit. He says that he's the one who "developed" his character in "Go...
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Renee Zellweger Says She Looks Different Due To Her Happier, 'More Fulfilling' Life

October 22nd, 2014 3:38pm EDT
Renee Zellweger Says She Looks Different Due To Her Happier, 'Mo
Renee Zellweger stunned fans on Monday after showing up to the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., looking very different from her last red carpet appearance.

Many wondered if the actress, 45, had plastic surgery, but the star told People, "I'm glad folks think I look different! I'm living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows."

Zellweger called the attention she received "silly" and decided to respond to the speculation she had work done on her face because, "it seems the folks who come digging around for some nefarious trut...
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Jennifer Lopez In Talks To Replace Britney Spears In Las Vegas Residency

October 22nd, 2014 2:37pm EDT
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez is inking a deal to replace Britney Spears when the blonde pop star's residence ends at The Axis, Planet Hollywood, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Lopez is in final negotiations and will earn $350,000 per show, according to TMZ.com. In comparison, Spears is making $310,00 per show. However, Lopez would only do 72 shows, three times a week for 24 weeks over a one or two-year period. Spears committed to 96 shows over a two-year period.

Crunching the numbers, Spears will take home a total of $29.76 million compared to Lopez, who will make $26.38 million.

Neither can compare to Celine ...
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Matthew McConaughey Receives American Cinematheque Award

October 22nd, 2014 12:10pm EDT
Matthew McConaughey Receives American Cinematheque Award
Matthew McConaughey was honored with the American Cinematheque Award last evening at the 28th Annual Gala in Los Angeles, with wife Camilla Alves and children Vida and Levi by his side.

The American Cinematheque Award annually honors "an extraordinary artist in the entertainment industry who is fully engaged in his or her work and is committed to making a significant contribution to the art of the motion pictures."

McConaughey has been on a professional high in the past year, winning an both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for his work in "Dallas Buyers Club."

Attending the fes...
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Toys R Us Pulls 'Breaking Bad' Figures From Stores

October 22nd, 2014 11:25am EDT
Breaking Bad
Toys R Us has ceased selling action figures of characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after a Florida woman started a petition on website Change.org asking the company to remove them.

Susan Schrivjer says she was "shocked and appalled" that the store -- which promotes itself as a place "where a kid can be a kid" -- would carry such figures -- ones that include accessories such as guns and a batch of crystal meth.

The figures are aimed at adult collectors and are displayed in an area of the stores designated for the over 16 crowd, but Schrivjer's argument is over the drugs.

"Anyt...
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Kesha Swore Under Oath That Dr. Luke Didn't Make Sexual Advances Towards Her

October 22nd, 2014 8:32am EDT
Kesha
Last week, Kesha made headlines after she accused producer Dr. Luke of mentally and sexually abusing her for years. She claims that's what forced her to go to rehab in Illinois earlier this year for two months.

Kesha has claimed the producer forced himself on her after making her take drugs and alcohol during a flight. She also accused Dr. Luke, real name Lukasz Gottwald, of taking advantage of her in a hotel suite after giving her drugs.

The singer's accusations are holding less weight after a judge released a 2011 deposition in which she swore under oath that she had never been intimat...
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Selena Gomez & Orlando Bloom Spotted At LAX, Fuel Dating Rumors

October 22nd, 2014 8:16am EDT
Selena Gomez & Orlando Bloom Spotted At LAX, Fuel Dating Rumors
Selena Gomez and Orlando Bloom are sparking relationship rumors after the pair was spotted leaving Los Angeles International Airport just moments away from each other on Monday. Bloom, 37, reportedly trailed behind Gomez, 22, at LAX, according to the New York Daily News.

It isn't the first time the duo has gotten tongues wagging about their status. Back in April they were seen together outside "The Chelsea Handler Show." It's significant because Gomez's on/again, off/again boyfriend Justin Bieber allegedly had a fling with Bloom's ex-wife Miranda Kerr.

In July, Bloom and Bieber had a l...
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Happy Birthday!

October 22nd, 2014 7:00am EDT
Jeff Goldblum
Happy Birthday to:

Actor Jeff Goldblum (1952)

Actress Sofia Vassilieva (1992)

Actor Jonathan Lipnicki (1990)

Hanson drummer Zac Hanson (1985)

Actor Plan B (1983)

Top model Lisa D'Amato (1981)

Actor Michael Fishman (1981)

Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson (1975)

Film producer Spike Jonze (1969)

Reggae singer Shaggy (1968)

Singer / songwriter Shelby Lynne (1968)

Comedian Carlos Mencia (1967)

Actress Valeria Golino (1966)

Folk singer John Wesley Harding (1965)

Singer / Songwriter TobyMac (1964)

Comedian Bob Odenkirk (1962)

Lyricist Marc Shaiman (1959)

Writer Deepak Chopra (1946)

Mu...
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Florida Woman Petitions Toys R Us To Stop Selling 'Breaking Bad' Figures [Updated]

October 21st, 2014 11:41pm EDT
Florida Woman Petitions Toys R Us To Stop Selling 'Breaking Bad'
UPDATE:

Toys R Us has pulled the "Breaking Bad" action figures from its shelves. A spokesperson for the company told the Associated Press on Tuesday, "Let's just say, the action figures have taken an indefinite sabbatical."

So there you go, adult collectors -- now you'll have to find collectibles online or at specialty dealers who will most likely charge much more than TRU's retail prices.

As for now, you can still pick up the 8-inch "Nightmare on Elm Street" Freddy Krueger action doll.

A Florida mother is freaking out because Toys R Us is selling "Breaking Bad" action figures.

The...
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