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Vanessa Hudgens has “$$$ex” on the brain.
And now you have “$$$ex” on your computer screen.
The actress has teamed with YLA to record and release the following music video, which she teased last month and which features some serious singing and dancing and grinding under some very bright lights.
Like Miley Cyrus topping the Maxim 100, the video makes one thing very clear: Hudgens is all grown up now.
Goodbye, High School Musical. Hello, raunchy grad school!
Even Bill Maher is feeling the sting of California’s new income tax rates.
“Liberals,” he said on a recent broadcast, “you could actually lose me.”
He made the comments during a panel discussion of U.S. budget policy that included MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, who blasted Rep. Paul Ryan’s proposal.
“The Ryan budget is a document that says the big problems in American right now are that rich people do not have enough money,” said Maddow.
Maher responded, somewhat uncharacteristically: “You know what? Rich people – I’m sure you’d agree with this – do pay the freight in thisMore >
Diane Lane has already pulled the trigger in her divorce from Josh Brolin, filing the papers in L.A. Superior Court and citing irreconcilable differences.
Lane signed her divorce documents on Valentine’s Day, citing February 13 as the date of their official separation, although sources say it was earlier than that.
“They’ve been separated for several months. This was a hard decision for both of them to make,” says a source close to Diane Lane and Josh Brolin.
“The relationship just ran its course.”
The pair, who married in a 2004 ceremony at Brolin’s California ranch, wereMore >
A handful of protestors took to the streets outside LAPD headquarters in California yesterday, showing support not so much for the actions of Christopher Dorner, but for the arguments he made against the department.
Dorner died on Tuesday of what authorities now say was a self-inflicted gun shot after he was cornered in a cabin in Big Bear, CA.
He had been the subject of a massive manhunt following the alleged killing of at least three people, a rampage he claimed on Facebook was tied to his dismissal from the police force in 2009.
The protestors say they do not condone Dorner’sMore >
The LAPD has moved back into a “normal state of police operation” after Tuesday’s Christopher Dorner gun battle, a signal that the manhunt is over.
Cops won’t officially declare Christopher Dorner dead until the tests are run on the corpse believed to be inside what is left of a burned down California cabin.
Still, every indication is that Dorner was inside when the cabin went up in smoke. A rep for the police department says the city is no longer on tactical alert.
Dorner met his fate following a frightening shootout in which he exchanged fire with police and barricaded himselfMore >
Two days after being arrested for a drug-related offense, Mark Balelo has been found dead of an apparent suicide. He was 40 years old.
According to TMZ, the Storage Wars star killed himself via carbon monoxide poisoning, as his body was found (by an employee) in his home’s garage in Simi Valley, California – with the door closed and the engine running.
Balelo was scheduled to appear in court next Tuesday to face charges related to this weekend’s arrest.
He allegedly warned his fiancee after his release from jail on Saturday that he feared he might hurt himself in some way.
The early American Idol auditions have finally come to an end. With Steven Tyler in drag.
Yeah. It’s nice to be moving on to Hollywood.
But before we pick up and head to California, let’s take a look at the best acts we’ve seen so far, shall we? Might one of the following be our next American Idol?
Brunell Taylor, who was relocated due to Katrina and Charlie Askew, both of whom tried out in Louisiana:
Ja’Bria Barber, a wonder at 16; and Ashley Smith, who made Carrie Underwood proud with “CowboyMore >
Jessica Simpson has a pregnancy pal in BFF Cacee Cobb!
C-squared is expecting her first child with new husband Donald Faison, she announced today, following Jess’ lead in breaking the news via social media.
“Looks like @donald_faison and I are going to have a little stormtrooper of our own!” Cobb, 31, captioned the baby- and Star Wars-themed photo above.
After announcing their engagement in 2011, Cacee Cobb and Donald Faison, 38, married at Zach Braff’s home in California on December 15.
The baby-to-be is Cobb’s first child and Faison’s fifth; he has three kids with ex-wifeMore >
It’s official: The New Orleans Hornets are now the New Orleans Pelicans.
The team announced today that it will change monikers for the 2013-2014 season, unveiling the following colors and logo to go along with it.
The name has an environmental connection for the team and region, as the brown pelican was taken off the endangered species list in 2009.
It is Louisiana’s state bird.
“We’re raising an entire generation to be very mindful to what happened to our coastal restoration,” said Rita Benson LeBlanc, the vice chairman of the board for the Hornets and theMore >
Victoria Azarenka may have won today’s Australian Open semifinal match against Sloane Stephens – but many in the tennis world are calling the top-ranked player a giant loser.
Here’s why:Victoria Azarenka Interview
Up 6-1, 5-4, Azarenka was clearly out of sorts in the second set, screaming when she missed shots and slamming balls in anger when she lost games.
Then, with Stephens set to serve in order to stay alive, Azarenka (who had lost five match points already) left the court for an injury timeout.
She returned 10 minutes later and finished off her opponent, but laterMore >
L.A. TV icon Huell Howser has passed away.
The California’s Gold travel host was 67.
A rep for KCET tells TMZ that Howser died in his L.A. home late Sunday night of natural causes. Details surrounding his death have not been released.
Huell hosted his California travel show for 18 seasons, and only recently retired in November after completing over 440 episodes. He will be missed.
Go here to see the original: Huell Howser Dies; California’s Gold Host Was 67
Suzy Favor Hamilton, a former U.S. Olympian in track and field, issued a formal apology today after her life as an escort in Las Vegas was exposed.
In a story on The Smoking Gun, the 44-year old admitted she has worked under the alias “Kelly Lundy,” for the past year, selling herself for $600 an hour.
Favor Hamilton lives with her husband, Mark, and seven-year daughter and told the website that the former “tried to stop” her and “wasn’t supportive” of the escort lifestyle at all.
We wonder why.
“I take full responsibility for my mistakes. I’m not the victim and I’m not goingMore >
Amanda Bynes has reached financial settlements with both of her hit-and-run victims from earlier this year, and the L.A. City Attorney’s office is far from pleased.
As you surely heard, the troubled star was charged with two counts of hit-and-run stemming from separate 2012 in which she hit other people’s cars, then bailed.
Bynes has since struck a financial deal with both sets of victims, however, and her attorney then convinced a judge to throw out the criminal charges against her.
The decision infuriated the L.A. City Attorney’s Office, to put it mildly.
Kristen Stewart describes her nude scene in On The Road not as “brave” as some call it, but merely as what was required of her as an actress and for the role.
“I hate when people go, ‘Oh, wow, great performance. So brave,’” she told The Huffington Post.Kristen Stewart On the Road Clips (New)
“Oh, because I’m naked? That’s very annoying. But at the same time, if that’s what they’re focusing on, then On the Road probably isn’t for them anyway.”
The 22-year-old said the occasional nudity of teenage bride Marylou in the movie adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s classic novel is not theMore >
George Will of ABC News says the opposition to gay marriage in the United States is slowly but quite literally dying; it’s primarily older residents, he told This Week.
As the Supreme Court prepares to take up two landmark cases on same-sex marriage, Will said yesterday that it’s clear where public opinion is headed.George Will on Gay Marriage
“There is something like an emerging consensus,” the conservative writer said, noting voters in three states recently endorsed same-sex marriage initiatives.
“Quite literally, the opposition to gay marriage is dying. It’s oldMore >