Wednesday, August 31, 2011

TMZ Live 8/31/11: 'Dancing with the Stars' Duo Ron Artest and Peta Murgatroyd

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L.A. Lakers stud Ron Artest and his super hot "Dancing with the Stars" partner Peta Murgatroyd dropped in to about the upcoming season for the FIRST TIME ... but good luck concentrating on anything they're saying with her around.

 And, did Tupac's pals REALLY roll him up in a joint and smoke his ashes? Plus, how could Oksana Grigorieva TURN DOWN a $15 million settlement with Mel Gibson last year ... only to accept a $750k deal today?



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Snooki: My New Fragrance Smells Like "DTF"


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Slash's Wife Wears Original Wedding Gown at Vow Renewal


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Cameron Diaz Trivia

From famous former classmates to Oscar bloopers, see what we reveal about the actress, who turns 39 on Aug. 30



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Kim Kardashian Sex Tape -- The $30 Million Dollar Question

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The mystery buyer looking to purchase Kim Kardashian's sex tape needs to muster up at least $30 million if they want a CHANCE at taking it off the market ... TMZ has learned.

We spoke with Vivid Entertainment top banana Steve Hirsch ... who tells us he HAS made contact with the lawyer who's representing the mystery party interested in buying the rights to the sex tape ... and he's open to the possibility of a deal.

Hirsch tells us ... "Based on its long term value, it looks like $30 million would be a starting point for a discussion on all of the rights."

Hirsch adds, "I have no idea who is behind this offer ... but If it's Kim, I have a tremendous amount of respect for her. She has my number and can call me any time."




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Money Shot: Marilyn Manson Steps Out With A Merkin-Clad Mannequin

Marilyn Manson With A Merkin-Clad Mannequin

In case you were wondering what Marliyn Manson's up to these days, he was spotted leaving Hollywood's Chateau Marmont Hotel with a mannequin, I mean performance artist Narcissister. She plays a convincing blow-up doll. The merkin is a nice touch. Very "Lars and the Real Girl." [ONTD]


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iVoices: Making Dinner with Just One Main Ingredient -- Try It Tonight!

Our iVoice Christine Candelaria takes The iVillage Mealtime Makeover Challenge and tackles the first assignment from Coach Antonia Lofaso -- serving up dinner using one ingredient already in the fridge -- eggs!


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Maroon 5?s Adam Levine Says ?F*ck You? To The MTV VMAs

Last night, one day before the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards airs live on MTV tonight, Maroon 5 frontman and The Voice judge Adam Levine took to his official Twitter profile to publicly denounce the VMAs. In an effort to release some “angsty teenager … raw honesty”, Levine blasted MTV for not genuinely caring about [...]


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Henry Cavill Suits Up as "Superman: Man of Steel"

Getting down to work on his new project, Henry Cavill was spotted in full Superman garb in Plano, Illinois yesterday (August 30).

The ?Red Riding Hood? stud looked ripped in his skin-tight attire as he filmed scenes for ?Man of Steel? while fans and paparazzi looked on.

?Man of Steel? isn?t set to hit theaters until June 14th, 2013, but there?s already plenty of buzz about the project.

In addition to Henry, the flick stars big names like Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe, and Laurence Fishburne.


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'Dancing With The Stars' Season 13 Lineup Revealed!

Kristin Cavallari, Rob Kardashian, David Arquette top the latest cast.
By Kara Warner and Katie Byrne

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Incredibly enough, the 13th season of everyone's favorite celebrity dance competition, "Dancing With the Stars," is just around the corner. The season premiere is a few weeks away, and the only thing more exciting than watching the new crop of celebs strut their stuff for the first time is finding out exactly what brave stars have been assembled to compete.

The wait is over as ABC announced their bright, shiny new cast Monday night (August 29) during "Bachelor Pad." Here's a look at the eclectic new contestants readying their dancing shoes for season 13 of "Dancing With the Stars":

Nancy Grace
The former prosecutor has made a name for herself as the host of her own talk show on HLN. Grace covers the world of current affairs, in a no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners approach that often draws criticism for her snap judgment and pointed opinions.

Ricki Lake
Longtime fans will always remember Lake from her big-screen debut as Tracy Turnblad in the 1988 movie "Hairspray." Later in life, Lake made a name for herself with her daytime talk show, which ended its 11-year run in 2004 but is reportedly returning to TV in fall 2012.

Chynna Phillips
Phillips has long been in the public eye and is perhaps best known as being part of popular '90s trio Wilson Phillips. The daughter of the Mamas & the Papas' bandmembers John and Michelle Phillips has dabbled in singing and acting over the years and has been married to Billy Baldwin (brother to Alec and Stephen) since 1995.

Hope Solo
Solo joins the ranks of many professional athletes-turned-dancers on "DWTS." The professional soccer star helped the U.S. Women's team bring home the gold medal at the '08 summer Olympics and is currently a goalkeeper for the MagicJack soccer club.

Kristin Cavallari
The MTV star stirred up trouble first on "Laguna Beach" and then took over for Lauren Conrad on the final season of "The Hills." The newly single Cavallari will surely take full advantage of the show's skimpy costumes and no doubt gain the attention of a new beau.

Elisabetta Canalis
Canalis is best known for her highly publicized two-year romance with one of America's favorite "Sexiest Men Alive," George Clooney. Since their split last summer, the Italian beauty has appeared in film and TV shows and hosted the Italian version of "Total Request Live," as well as the singing contest Sanremo Music Festival.

Rob Kardashian
"Keeping Up With the Kardashians" might shine the brightest spotlight on the Kardashian sisters, but little brother Rob is often there as the voice of reason amid the family drama. The reality star could have a leg up on the competition, getting tips from sister Kim, who competed on season seven, or maybe Sabrina Bryan, the Cheetah Girls bandmate of Rob's ex Adrienne Bailon, who competed on season five. Or maybe he should just keep it in the family.

Chaz Bono
Bono is the only child of superstars Cher and the late Sonny Bono. Despite living in the shadow of famous parents, Chaz, who was born Chastity, is a writer, actor and musician, and is well-known in the LGBT community for being a transgender advocate.

David Arquette
While Arquette is known for memorable roles in film and television, particularly as dopey policeman Dewey Cox in the "Scream" franchise, the actor/director/writer/occasional professional wrestler made headlines last year when he and Courteney Cox, his wife of nearly 11 years, announced their separation. Three months later, after giving Howard Stern a particularly revealing interview about the state of his marriage, Arquette checked himself into rehab for issues with alcohol. He is in recovery and has reportedly been sober since.

Ron Artest
Or should we say Metta World Peace? The outspoken Lakers player and rapper, who is currently trying to change his name to that Ochocinco-esque alias, made headlines years ago for an on-court brawl but is now known as a quirkily lovable personality. We'll see what antics he has up his sleeve on the dance floor.

J.R. Martinez
This surefire fan favorite is an actor, motivational speaker and retired soldier who suffered burns over 40 percent of his body when his Humvee hit a landmine in Iraq. Martinez turned the harrowing experience into an inspirational tale for other burn victims and now has a role on ABC's "All My Children."

Carson Kressley
This fashion guru got his celebrity start as one of the "Fab Five" on Bravo's "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy." Kressley has an eye for how to make people look good and frequently appears on TV talk shows to offer his expert opinions on fashion. Kressley currently hosts his own show "Carson Nation" on Oprah Winfrey's OWN.

"Dancing With The Stars" premieres Monday, September 19, at 8 p.m. on ABC.

What do you think of the new cast? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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Beyonce Will Be an "Incredible Mother," Says Kelly Rowland

Beyonce Will Be an "Incredible Mother," Says Kelly Rowland

Beyoncé gave an incredible performance of "Love on Top" at last night's Video Music Awards -- but it's the five seconds afterward, when she dramatically revealed her baby bump, that's got everybody talking! Though she flaunted her belly on the red carpet before the show, her post-performance tummy rub was the real "wow!" moment: We got to see hubby Jay-Z grinning ear-to-ear while pal Kanye West jumped up and down in excitement. Another friend who's thrilled for Beyoncé and her man: her former Destiny's Child group-mate Kelly Rowland.

"I have known for quite a while, and she's happy, and Jay is happy, and that's all that counts," Rowland told People.

Rowland, 30, also expressed confidence in Beyoncé's abilities as a mother. "I think she'll be an incredible mother, because she's always been motherly," said the singer. "I think that she takes after so many traits from her mother. And I just think it's going to be so natural for her. It's natural for her now!"

Beyoncs mother Tina Knowles ran her own hair salon while Beyoncé was growing up, then became the costume designer for Destiny's Child -- and still works with her daughters today. As role models go, Beyoncé could do worse!

While the pregnancy announcement was a cleverly-staged surprise, Beyoncé, who turns 30 on Sept. 4, has been forthright about her plans to have a family one day.

The diva has said in the past that she wanted to have a baby at 30 -- although in a June interview with Piers Morgan, she added, "But I also said I was gonna retire at 30. And I'm not retiring!" As for those baby plans, at the time she said, "Only God knows." Well, now the rest of the world knows too!

Watch Beyoncé's performance and baby-bump reveal in the VMAs clip below.


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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Demi Lovato Defends Her Weight Gain

Demi Lovato Defends Her Weight Gain

Demi Lovato is done listening to the haters! The 19-year-old "Skyscraper" singer, who has been open about her struggle with eating disorders, looked curvy, confident and healthy at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night. But as a famous female, Lovato still has to live with constant criticism of her body. During the awards ceremony, the singer discovered she was a trending topic on Twitter -- with much of the discussion focused on her weight. Fortunately, Lovato's response shows that she's stronger than her critics.

Perhaps Lovato was checking her phone during commercial breaks when she noticed the obnoxious Twitter comments -- like the follower who decided to inform her that her "arms were looking a tad bit chunky." (What, did she expect a 'thank you'?) The singer immediately snapped back a very appropriate "Who cares?"

She followed that with a message to all the haters: "I've gained weight. Get over it. That's what happens when you get out of treatment for AN EATING DISORDER."

Seriously! But Lovato soon thought better of showing her anger, and replaced that message with a more diplomatic tweet: "Guess what, I'm healthy and happy, and if you're hating on my weight you obviously aren't. :) #UNBROKEN."

The former Disney star was clearly annoyed, but didn't let it ruin her good time at the VMAs. And she even got some support from a surprising source: Ashley Greene, who was rumored to be at odds with Lovato when she was dating their now-mutual ex-boyfriend Joe Jonas. The Twilight actress tweeted the message "Girl... your beautiful," to which Lovato responded, "This is why you're my friend... Thank you girl." Lovato also sent an appreciative tweet to all the fans who sent her messages of love and support.

For what it's worth, Demi Lovato made our list of the best-dressed at the VMAs. But a person could go crazy trying to please everyone all the time -- and if that's something she learned from her months in rehab, then it was time well-spent.


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Maria Sharapova Gets Fashion Forward

The tennis star takes her love of couture to the courts with her latest line of athletic apparel! Sneak a peek at her new collection.


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TMZ Live 8/30/11: Kim K. Sex Tape -- Who's Behind the Buyout?

Filed under: TMZ Live, TMZ Live Large

Someone is trying to buy the rights to Kim Kardashian's sex tape and take it off the market ... FOUR YEARS too late!!  What's the point ... and who could POSSIBLY be behind it?

And, the judge deals a huge blow to Dr. Conrad Murray's defense ... why Mike thinks the good doc should cut a deal. Plus, Rebecca Black (the hot fitness model) drops in the talk about being cyber-attacked by the rabid fans of Rebecca Black (the singer).



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Minka Kelly and Derek Jeter: What Really Went Wrong?

Derek Jeter, Minka KellyWhen Minka Kelly and Derek Jeter suddenly spilt after three years together?after they appeared to be just fine in public a month ago?it took everyone by surprise. Perhaps...


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George Clooney Throws Star-Studded Party in Lake Como! So Who Showed Up?

George ClooneyIt's good to be friends with George Clooney! Just ask Evan Rachel Wood and Marisa Tomei. After costarring with and being directed by the newly single actor in their...


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Preview 'The Woman in Black' Starring Daniel Radcliffe

In theaters February 3


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Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel: Still Together!

Months after confirming their breakup, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were spotted out for a bike ride together in Toronto, Canada.

On Sunday (August 28) the ?Like I Love You? singer and the ?7th Heaven? hottie rode around the northern city looking blissfully in love.

And the bike ride was just one of many activities Justin and Jessica shared together. An insider told press they were spotted having coffee multiple times, as well as dinners and brunches too.

"Justin and Jessica came into Ella's Uncle coffee shop not once but three times this weekend: Saturday evening, Sunday morning and just this morning.?

"They seemed so comfortable, happy and at ease every time. They literally couldn't stop staring and smiling at each other. Justin seemed completely smitten with Jessica, and she had this permanent smile on her face, and they joked around with each other. Jessica even recommended Justin get her favorite, the Americano, but Justin opted for the Ella, a double cappuccino with maple syrup."

Another eyewitness, who saw them at breakfast, added, ?Justin had scrambled eggs and Jessica had an omelet. Jessica must have suggested it because Justin's not here very often, but she comes in a lot. They were laughing and having such a good time."


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Reese Witherspoon: Family Coffee Break

The family that gets caffeinated together, stays together!

Reese Witherspoon, husband Jim Toth and her kids Deacon, 7, and Ava, 11, took some time out for a little pick-me-up by grabbing coffee drinks in Malibu, Calif. on Sunday (August 28).

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Watch: MTV Releases More Footage From ?The Hunger Games?

On Thursday we got our first look at the first glimpse of footage from the much-anticipated new film The Hunger Games and today we get another quick look at the film. As you should be well aware, a clip of Hunger Games footage will be shown tomorrow night during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards [...]


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Katy Perry Accepts MTV Moonman

The pop singer thanks her fans for helping her win Best Collaboration with Kanye West--who is surprisingly silent on stage!


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5 Things To Know About Romola Garai From "The Hour"

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I could take or leave BBC America's "The Hour," about Brits who run a political news program in the 1950s. It's a thinly-veiiled "Mad Men" knockoff with a bit of mystery swirled in. Yet, every time I see that actress Romola Garai is onscreen, I cannot look away. In addition to being naturally gorgeous and possessing a vintage '50s wardrobe to die for, Garai plays producer Bel Rowley in the show's leading female role. Think: Peggy and Joan rolled into one with a British accent.

I knew I recognized her from somewhere, but couldn't place quite where until I read that she played older Briony in "Atonement" and the lead in "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights." Two, uh, very different roles. After the jump, a few more must-know details about Romola Garai:


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Cuddle Comfortably With The Modular Love Mattress

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Last night, I was chatting on the phone with a handsome and extremely tall (ahem, 6'7, and it's niceeee) fella—let's call him "The Tree"—I'm exploring a romantic connection with (this is my complicated way of saying "I haz a big ol' crush on a giant and he has a crush on me too!") when he mentioned something about not usually being a big cuddler. I, on the other hand, love nothing more than to have my limbs intertwined with another's, so I was perplexed. "But why?" I asked.


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