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In a new interview with Vanity Fair Italia, Emma Watson steps up for Kristen Stewart, telling the magazine that cheating on Robert Pattinson was a mistake…
… but who among us has not made mistakes?
“Those who criticized her are the same people that think that being rich and famous is like being covered in some kind of magic powder that makes life perfect: Nothing can go wrong in your wonderful world,” Watson explained.
“For these people, Kristen deserves all the bad things that have been thrown at her because she had an amazing life and she ruined it.”
Wait… so being a famousMore >
A visibly distraught U.S. President Barack Obama fought back tears as he addressed the media following this morning’s Connecticut school shooting tragedy.
“The majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old,” Obama said during a national TV address.Obama Cries During Speech on Connecticut Shooting
After pausing to compose himself for five whole seconds, he added, “They had their entire lives ahead of them: birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own.”
Then the president wiped the corner of his eye.
Rihanna’s relationship with Chris Brown continues to make headlines thanks to the former’s own activity on social media. “Nobody’s Business” or everyone’s?
On Saturday, she shared an Instagram photo of her “lover” lying shirtless in bed. Brown’s many tattoos and Bart Simpson jacket are clearly visible.
The two have spent a lot of time together recently, in and out of bed. She boarded a private plane to jet to Berlin, Germany, for Brown’s Thursday concert.
“All alone in my big ole jet!!! See u soon lover,” she tweeted en route to the European city, where she spent ThanksgivingMore >
Reports began swirling Monday that took the Interwebs by storm. Are Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart back together or on the verge of reconciliation?
If so … is he making the right decision?
“They pretty much decided they couldn’t live without each other,” a Robsten insider told the Sun (UK), adding that. “Kristen poured her heart out to Robert.”
Apparently, she’s convinced her Breaking Dawn co-star that her fling with Rupert Sanders was a one-off and a mistake that will never, ever be repeated.
While it’s far from official that Rob and Kristen are back on, and it may seem hard toMore >
Three members of the Russian group Pussy Riot were sentenced to multiple years in prion yesterday. Their crime?
Calling out President Vladimir Putin during a March performance in Russia.
Now, various stars and musicians are responding to the punishment, with one well-known band vowing to never play in Russia again. Here is a rundown of reactions:
Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney: “FYI. We will never being playing a show in Russia as long as they imprison innocent musicians for speaking their minds peacefully.”
Mischa Barton: “I can’t believe sentencing #pussyriot to2 yrs in jail.asMore >
Move over, Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez. Ace Young just stole your spotlight.
About a half hour prior to American Idol announcing its season 11 champion tonight, Young and Diana DeGarmo – who met during a production of Hair – were called on to the stage by Ryan Seacrest.
Young then got down on one knee, and in a proposal/product placement for Dave Webb Jewelry, said to his live-in girlfriend:
“I want to make this last forever, and I will do anything in my power to have the most amazing life together, if you will have me.”
Through tears, DeGarmo accepted!
“I’m so speechless rightMore >
At this stage, it’s difficult to be shocked by any elimination on American Idol.
Only five contestants remained heading into tonight, and all are quite talented, and all enjoyed mostly strong performances on Wednesday. Still, we didn’t see this ousting coming, not once Phillip was deemed safe… and Joshua… and Jessica…
It had to be Hollie going home, right?
Nope. Over 60 million votes were cast and the finalist who America sent packing was… Skylar Laine!
Yes, she struggled with “Fortunate Son,” but enough to get the boot? You tell us: Did Skylar deserve to go home at this point?
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He mocked the size of President Obama’s ears, the libido of the Secret Service and, of course, Kim Kardashian.
So how did Jimmy Kimmel feel about his speech at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday night?
The talk show host told Entertainment Weekly he thought he was “solid,” adding: “The President and the First Lady both said they thought it was very funny.”
Kimmel also said it was the second “most terrified” he’s ever been, following his first appearance with David Letterman and, as you might expect, it’s a “veryMore >
The New Jersey Nets are no longer. The Brooklyn Nets are the future.
The newly-relocated NBA franchise even has a black-and-white logo, unveiled Monday at a sporting goods store on Flatbush Avenue, right across the street from its soon-to-be-completed home arena, the $1 billion Barclays Center.
Check out the Brooklyn Nets logo below:
Star center Brook Lopez was joined by coach Avery Johnson, General Manager Billy King, Bruce Ratner, the real estate developer, minority owner and catalyst behind the team’s relocation, and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.
“Hello Brooklyn,’” LopezMore >
The Avengers dominated the world this weekend. On the big screen, that is.
In real life, the stars of this blockbuster – which premieres in the U.S. on May 4 – were at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, posing on the red carpet and hyping up a project that really needs no hype.
So let’s focus on their fashion instead! Below, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) squares off against Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), as the actors put away their weapons and strike a post on the red carpet. Who wore his suit better? That’s for you to decide:
George Zimmerman made his first court appearance since being officially charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Zimmerman wore a gray prison jumpsuit and spoke only to answer “Yes, sir,” after being asked questions about the charge against him and his lawyer.
His hair was shaved down to stubble and he sported a thin goatee, which appeared consistent with his booking photo from the day before (below).
He resurfaced Wednesday to turn himself in after weeks in hiding. Meanwhile, a new document provided additional details on the prosecution’s case.
Ashley Judd says medication caused her face to appear puffy lately, not plastic surgery as many assumed – and she’s far from pleased that people assumed that.
The Missing star wrote in The Daily Beast:
“The Conversation about women’s bodies exists largely outside of all of us, while it is also directed at (and marketed to) us, and used to define and control us.”
“The Conversation about women happens everywhere. We are described and detailed, our faces and bodies analyzed and picked apart, our worth ascertained and ascribed based on the reduction of personhood to simple physicalMore >
They all chose singles by their personal idols this week, but for one member of the American Idol top 9, that role model proved to be unlucky tonight.
Whose name was called at the conclusion of the latest results show? Did the judges use the power of their save to keep this individual around? You’re seconds away from the answer…
Following performances by Nicki Minaj and Scotty McCreery, Hollie Cavanagh, Sklyar Laine and Heejan Han stood in the bottom three. Hollie was the first to be told she was safe, leading to the announcement moments later that Han would be going home.
He once againMore >
Opening arguments began today as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to rule on President Obama’s landmark national health care law later this year.
Whatever the nine justices decide, it will be historic.
The so-called individual mandate is the linchpin of the law and came under scrutiny as the nation’s highest court launched into its hearing Tuesday.
That provision of the law requires Americans to buy health insurance, and it could unravel President Obama’s biggest domestic policy achievement.
The justices must decide how much power the federal government has in forcing Americans toMore >
American Idol eliminated two contestants this week, first sending Jermaine Jones home last night for lying about his criminal record and then giving another finalist the axe tonight for… well, being worse than the other 10 singers.
So, who will NOT be going on tour this summer?
Following performances by Daughtry and Demi Lovato (below), the final three came down to Shannon Magrane, Erika Van Pelt and Elise Testone, with the fewest number of votes going to…
The 16-year-old went with Mariah Carey’s “One Sweet Day” in an attempt to earn the judges’ save, but Randy JacksonMore >