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It’s been confirmed, much to the chagrin of many fans: Beyonce lip-synched the national anthem at yesterday’s Presidential Inauguration.
And while this is common procedure for many singers during live events, the same rep who outed Beyonce has come out and made it clear:
Kelly Clarkson performed live during her time on stage. There was no back-up track assistance involved with this amazing “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” rendition:Kelly Clarkson “My Country Tis of Thee”
Other viral Inauguration highlights include:More >
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 >
There’s jet lag, and there’s jet lag after visiting more than 100 countries in four years, at which point no coffee, Red Bull or Five Hour Energy is gonna get it done.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looked like she hit a wall right in the middle of President Obama’s speech in Myanmar on Monday, falling asleep briefly. Watch:Clinton Falls Asleep in Myanmar
While Hillary, who sat next to Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, likely wishes she hadn’t nodded off, she shouldn’t worry all that much considering:
- She helped broker an Israel-Hamas cease fire 48 hours
The search for missing Whitney Heichel, 21, has come to a close. Police located her body and arrested a neighbor, Jonathan Holt, 24, in connection with her death.
Police reportedly found Whitney Heichel’s body on Larch Mountain, a 40-minute drive up winding roads from the Starbucks barista’s home in Gresham, Oregon.
Authorities arrested an acquaintance and neighbor, after a series of interviews reportedly didn’t add up and they found his fingerprints and DNA in her recovered car.
“Really words can’t begin to express the sadness that our families are experiencing tonight,”More >
Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann Romney, released their 2011 tax returns today. Spoiler alerts: They’re still really rich, and Democrats will call for him to release more!
They paid $1.94 million in federal income taxes on income of $13.7 million, most of it from investments, for an effective tax rate of 14.1 percent, his campaign said.
That’s slightly above the 13.9 percent rate the couple paid for 2010.
The Republican presidential candidate’s taxes have emerged as an ongoing issue in the 2012 election, as he has declined to release any returns filed before 2010.
Romney’s fortune andMore >
Welcome to THG’s Week in Review! Below, our staffers look back at the stories, stars and scandals that made the last seven days some of the craziest all year.
Now, a rundown of the week that was at The Hollywood Gossip:
- Actor and all-around good guy Michael Clarke Duncan died at age 54.
- The iPhone 5 release date was totally announced! For next week!
- Amy Poehler and Will Arnett announced their separation.
- The world’s first Snooki baby photo
Lindsay Lohan feels she really needs a tax cut. Guess all those worthless lackeys, coke dealers, and lawyers really take a bite. Ohhhh, ziiing!
No, seriously, she Tweeted at President Obama and asked for a tax cut.
She’s since erased it from her feed, though as we all know, once it’s been out there on the Interwebs, someone’s likely seen and preserved it.
Case in point? The following Twitter “exchange” …
As President Obama’s convention speech alluded to last night, he wants to extend the current Bush-era tax breaks for all but the top earners in America.
Lindsay does make a good point,More >
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine says President Barack Obama somehow “staged” the recent Colorado shooting as part of a conspiracy to ban guns. Seriously.
At a Tuesday, August 7 performance in Singapore, Mustaine told the crowd, “Back in my country, my president … he’s trying to pass a gun ban.”
“So he’s staging all of these murders, like the ‘Fast And Furious’ thing down at the border … Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there …More >
Forget the countless tabloid cover stories and rampant rumor mill, this time it’s legitimate:
Jennifer Aniston is engaged!!!
The actress’ rep confirmed the incredible news to People this afternoon, telling the magazine:
“Justin Theroux had an amazing birthday on Friday, receiving an extraordinary gift when his girlfriend, Jennifer Aniston, accepted his proposal of marriage.”
Aniston and Theroux have been dating for more than a year, going public with their relationship in May of 2011.
The couple has been the subject of endless speculation, with one rag saying the former Friends starMore >
Chad Johnson (formerly Chad Ochocinco) was arrested last night for domestic violence. The alleged victim was his wife, Basketball Wives’ Evelyn Lozada.
The NFL star is accused of head-butting Lozada during an argument.
Police arrived at the scene to find her with lacerations on her forehead; Lozada went to the hospital for treatment. Crazy. So what started the incident?
According to TMZ, the fight started over condoms in Chad’s car. Seriously.
Evelyn Lozada apparently found a receipt for them (not sure which brand or what size) in the couple’s Maserati and confronted him about it.
Bethenny Frankel is taking pleasure in the pains of others.
Unable to stop talking about her supposed marriage difficulties with Jason Hoppy, the talk show host tells In Touch that she’s grateful that the public breakups of other couples has diverted media attention.
“It’s about Tom and Katie and Rob and Kristen,” the former Real Housewife tells the tabloid. “So they’re off of me right now!”
This may be the first time in history that Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy have been compared to Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.
“It can be rough. It’s like anything else, you can have goodMore >
Oprah Winfrey may be slipping these days and growing a tad desperate for ratings, but the media mogul is still not afraid to ask tough questions.
Rihanna may often cast herself as edgy and hard, but when relaxed and on her home turf (Barbados), she’s not afraid to answer them, candidly.
When asked about the end of her relationship with Chris Brown for Oprah’s Next Chapter, Rihanna teared up. “It was embarrassing,” she said.
“It was humiliating. I lost my best friend.”
“I was resentful. I held a grudge,” Rihanna admitted. “I was dark.”
Rihanna and Chris Brown have since reconciled, bothMore >
Bethany Appleton – a 28-year old middle school teacher in Shelbyville, Indiana – has been arrested on 13 counts of inappropriate behavior with minors.
Foremost among them, Appleton reportedly sleeping with at least one student and of plying many with marijuana and alcohol.
According to authorities, a police investigation uncovered several victims between April 2011 and May 2012, as investigators allege Appleton engaged in sexual relations with one victim in her home and provided alcohol and marijuana to others.
She is also accused of drinking and smoking with them.
Appleton – who was wasMore >
A photo of a topless Mark Zuckerberg was leaked to the Internet today, fueling rumors that his privacy functions may have just failed epically,
That, or someone’s gonna be getting unfriended by the CEO real fast.
The shirtless pic was only up briefly before being deleted, but a screen grab of it – with commentary – is making the online rounds. Pretty funny.
Here’s Mark in the undated photo with some friends (presumably):
The photo of Zuckerberg topless first surfaced on image-sharing site Imgur.
The poster there claims it was “accidentally posted” by Boz, a.k.a. Facebook Director ofMore >
Tori Spelling knows a thing or four about being pregnant. She’s expecting her fourth child later this year.
And the actress has no shame showing off her figure, even when it’s expanded in size and even when others take issue with her exposed bump, as has been the cast over the years when she dons skimpy swimwear.
But now Spelling has taken to her blog and told off the critics.
“A few months back, I caught a lot of flack on two separate occasions for bearing my baby bump in a bikini and monokini while spending the day poolside with my family,” the actress wrote, defending theseMore >