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The horrific shooting at the Newtown, Conn., elementary school that left 28 dead, including 20 children, has re-ignited a polarizing debate over gun control.
If nothing else, it’s time to get very, very serious about discussing the issue.
Public figures immediately jumped in to offer condolences in the wake of the mass murder committed by Adam Lanza, while some called for new restrictions.
Plenty of others, while clearly sympathetic to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, defended gun rights and the 2nd Amendment.
President Barack Obama, who cried during aMore >
Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012 special aired last night, and the #1 most fascinating of the electic mix of individuals was revealed at last:
The special highlighted the achievements and antics of those that kept us enthralled for the past 12 months, from Ben Affleck to Gabby Douglas to Honey Boo Boo.
But it was Petraeus, the decorated U.S. military hero now disgraced by an affair that forced his resignation as director of the CIA, who took the top prize.
“He is, without question, one of the finest officers and minds of his generation,” saidMore >
Jamie Foxx rocked Saturday Night Live with a hilarious monologue this weekend, musing on current events and how America is changing with regard to race.
The talented actor’s refrain for this opening bit? “How Black is That?”Jamie Foxx SNL Monologue
All across this great nation, black is the new white, are we right?
Foxx thinks so, referencing the plot of his upcoming film Django Unchained, Jay-Z’s ownership of the Brooklyn Nets, President Obama’s dancing skills and much more.
The 44-year-old not only killed with his jokes, but showed his versatility: he’s also a wonderfulMore >
After The X Factor top six sang for their lives a night earlier, only four spots remained on Thursday’s results show, and at least a few of them were up for grabs.
So who moved on to the semifinals? Let’s find out!
- Carly Rose Sonenclar!
- Tate Stevens!
CeCe Frey, Diamond White and Fifth Harmony were in jeopardy, with one of the three getting booted right away and the other two going to the Sing Off to move on.
The singer eliminated first was …
Diamond White and Fifth Harmony then battled it out one last time and left their respective fates in theMore >
We’re down to the special six on The X Factor, as two more contestants were sent home tonight.
Up first, just eight minutes and 12 irritating Khloe Kardashian remarks into the broadcast, PAIGE THOMAS heard her name called as the first singer eliminated.
Diamond went with “I Was Here,” while Vino hopde to avoid “Trouble.” Watch both renditions here:
So, what sayMore >
Melissa Rycroft. Shawn Johnson. Kelly Monaco.
The fall season of Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars came down to tonight, with the Olympic gymnast and soap opera star seeking their second Mirror Ball.
Did they add to their trophy case? Or did The Bachelor winner enter the winner’s circle for the first time after entering part two of the finale as a slight favorite?
Based on Monday’s Dancing With the Stars scores, Melissa held a narrow edge, but all have been so consistently solid, America couldn’t really get it wrong.
Or could we? After one final performance and tens ofMore >
And… we have a winner!
With Kiara Belen, Laura James and the returning Leila Goldkuhl the trio of contestants remaining last night on the America’s Next Top Model finale, the ladies were tasked with photo shoots for sponsors Nine West and Nylon.
They then strutted down a haunted house-themed runway.
Who was able – in Tyra’s actual words – to “reclaim her immortal smize?”
“I’ve been dreaming of this for such a long time,” James said upon earning the title and winning $130,000; a spread in Nylon; and a contract with two model agencies.
As the champion of theMore >
Allyn Rose, a 24-year-old Maryland native set to compete for the Miss America title next year, is planning to undergo a precautionary double mastectomy.
Rose explained that she made the hard decision to have both breasts removed at such a young age because of a genetic mutation in her family’s DNA.
Saying that this predisposes females in her family to get breast cancer early in their lives, Allyn decided she would take a preventative measure.
“The idea that I could wake up one day and not have the same body that I did the day before is very scary,” the blond bombshell toldMore >
It was double elimination time again on the Dancing With the Stars results show tonight.
Based on the scores from the past two weeks, it looked pretty good for Melissa Rycroft, and looked grim for Kirstie Alley. But as you know … you never really know.
With seven popular DWTS: All-Stars remaining, and the scores relatively tight across the board, all bets were off. So which two were cut, and which five advanced?
The two ousted dancers on Tuesday’s DWTS results show are pictured above. They are …
Kirstie Alley and Gilles Marini!
Yes, Kirstie was eliminated first, and thatMore >
Although she hasn’t officially decided on it, actress and avid Democrat Ashley Judd isn’t ruling out a run for U.S. Senate in her native Kentucky.
Judd lives in Tennessee and would have to re-establish residence in neighboring Kentucky before challenging Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.
The 44-year-old says she’s honored to be mentioned as a potential candidate, but sidestepped the question of whether she would actually run in 2014.
“I cherish Kentucky, heart and soul,” she said.
“While I’m very honored by the consideration, we have just finished an election, soMore >
After two electrifying live playoff rounds, it was elimination time on The Voice tonight.
For eight of the 20 singers. That’s right, only three of five would survive from each team – two chosen by your votes, and one by his or her respective coach.
Without further ado, let’s break down who moved on, and whose heart was broken …
Team Adam Levine
America’s choice: Amanda Brown and Bryan Keith!
Adam’s choice: Melanie Martinez!
Eliminated: Loren Allred and Joselyn Rivera.More >
Barack Obama. Mitt Romney.
One of the two will be elected President of the United States today. Sorry, third-party candidate backers … even Gary Johnson says he has no chance.
What’s the celebrity world thinking right now, with the future of the free world hanging in the balance? Read some of the best Election Day tweets below!
Beyond proud of your passion to let your voice be heard. Happy Election Day
If you are an American, today is the day to make your voice heard! Find your polling place and vote today!
I have made myMore >
Stephen Colbert has made an enticing offer to Donald Trump.
In response to Trump’s pledge that he will donate $5 million to the charity of Barack Obama’s choice, provided the President release his full college transcript, The Colbert Report host has addressed The Donald and offered the following:
$1 million to the charity of Trump’s choice… if Trump lets Colbert dip his testicles into his mouth any time prior to Halloween eve.Stephen Colbert Makes Offer to Donald Trump
“Nothing would make me happier than to write this check,” Colbert says to Trump. “And nothing would makeMore >
After routines that included plenty of perfect 10s, but a cloud of uncertainty hanging over all the couples after last week’s double elimination, few were feeling safe tonight.
Who got the boot at the end of Tuesday’s Dancing With the Stars results show?
One of the three DWTS: All-Star pairings pictured above is now OUT.
Somewhat amazingly, they were also the bottom three scores Monday.
Bristol Palin. Apolo Ohno. Kirstie Alley. Only two of them will move on.
The Dancing With the Stars All-Star packing his/her bags is …
This comes as a surprise, at leastMore >
Actor and TV host Gary Collins has died of natural causes. He was 74 years old.
He passed away just before 1 a.m. Saturday in Biloxi, Miss., according to reports.
In addition to leading roles in three TV series, Collins appeared on hit shows such as Perry Mason, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Love Boat and Charlie’s Angels.
He went on to host Hour Magazine – for which he won an Emmy – and The Home Show.
Collins also hosted the Miss America Pageant from 1982-1990.
Collins married Miss America Mary Ann Mobley in 1967. They separated in 2011 and have one daughter together.More >