American singer, actor and songwriter Frank Sinatra represents what many of us feel was the best of what America was, and still is. Sinatra came from nothing, nearly died during childbirth if not for the quick thinking of his Italian grandmother who saved him, and who he spoke of in many interviews. He was a self-conscious (scarred from forceps during that delivery) unlikely heartthrob who rose, fell, and rose again numerous times in life, love and financial success.Sinatra is as American as they come, and his music and life spoke to actor Robert Davi, who, like Sinatra is a multi-hyphenate talent. […]
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Baseball pro Josh Hamilton is back with the Texas Rangers after he had left the team during the 2012 season as a free agent. The Angels officially ended their relationship with Hamilton, sending him off with a huge severance check to the Rangers, ending a tenuous relationship that boiled over after a drug relapse and reuniting the one-time star with the team with which he won an MVP award. For many sports writers, this is his “last chance” career move based on his record, age and reported 15 year addiction issues.In his time with the Angels, Hamilton suffered a relapse in his long-fight against addiction, which […]
Last night’s Chinese inspire Met Gala 2015 was all about the one-upmanship of everyone’s gown. The unifying theme? Big badonks are still the focus, forget the boobs.Monday night’s Met Gala (aka the Super Bowl of fashion) which celebrated the museum’s “China: Through the Looking Glass” exhibition, was ostensibly to celebrate the culture of the Chinese people and their impressive history. But leave it to the Hollywood celebrities who put their “bottom” lines, China doll purses and best efforts at winged eyeliner on the red carpet. Fashionista’s Fawnia Soo Hoo made us laugh with her admonishing of Lady Gaga, who decided […]
Porcine faced Brit model Cara Delevingne turned heads as she walked down the Met Gala red carpet adorned in a custom Chinese birds and blossoms-inspired tattoo by celebrity tattoo artist Bang Bang! The supermodel, and we have no idea why she was elevated to these ranks other than her frame, is no stranger to Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy’s work as he has tattooed her more than a dozen times, amongst them a lion’s head on her index finger and the word ‘BACON’ written on the bottom of her foot.In honor of “China: Through The Looking Glass” Costume Institute Benefit Gala […]
The path to stardom was a tough road for Michael Kenneth Williams. We fell in love with his character Chalky White in HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” and his work in the excellent historically based short film about Wild West black outlaws, “They Die By Dawn” which was conceived and directed by Jeymes Samuel of The Bullitts (a collaborative group of artists – both music and film – headed by Samuel), Monsters and Critics was at SXSW for the all-star screening. His humble beginnings continue to define him as a man and influence the great characters he brings to life. Watch him […]
We have added some photos from the 8th Annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic presented by Sabra salsa to benefit the George Lopez Foundation at Lakeside Golf Club on May 4, 2015 in Burbank, California. Guests included Don Cheadle, Andy Garcia, Joe Pesci, Anthony Anderson (Black-ish) and Tim Allen (Last Man Standing). Photos by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for The George Lopez Foundation.
Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter Dannielynn Birkhead Is A Stunner VIDEOThe late Guess model-turned-reality star Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter Dannielynn Birkhead was with her daddy for the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 2. Larry Birkhead, 42, told the Courier-Journal at the Derby’s Barnstable Brown Gala, the night before their red carpet appearance all about their outfit coordination.Dannielynn is already modeling for Guess, just like her mother did.Birkhead has raised his daughter on his own in the eight years since Smith’s death in 2007.“Anna Nicole was seduced by the showbiz lifestyle, and Larry wants to make sure Dannielynn doesn’t end up like her, chasing […]
Happy Royals news today as a wee Prince George has a new sister to welcome. See the new baby here! Saturday, Prince William left the hospital where wife Kate Middleton welcomed a new baby girl, and returned with the princess’ big brother Prince George!The word on the street and percolating in the media is that the new baby might be named for William’s late mother Diana, who is loved still the world over.Duchess Kate of Cambridge delivered her second royal baby, a girl weighing a little more than 8 pounds, in London’s St. Mary’s Hospital on Saturday morning, after a two-hour […]
Actor Chad L. Coleman was the fan favorite Tyreese in “Walking Dead” and also cast in HBO’s “The Wire.”Someone allegedly provoked him with words on a subway train and the rest is TMZ video history. Coleman snapped and used the confined space exhibiting an irate behavior as passengers recoiled. Coleman has since calmed down and issued an apology via TMZ.The events in Baltimore were the reason Coleman gave TMZ, and that the actions of the six officers, three of the African American, in the suspect death of Freddie Gray had “built up frustration” and that he “just lost it” when someone allegedly […]
American treasure, R&B and soul singer Ben E King, made famous the world over with his hit “Stand By Me” has died at age 76. His songs and voice are etched in the databanks of several generations. King began his career during the late 1950s with The Drifters, singing hits including There Goes My Baby and Save The Last Dance For Me, but the song Stand By Me blew up for him in 1961.Songs like Spanish Harlem, Amor, Don’t Play That Song (You Lied) were instantly recognizable, and gave the time period a distinct melodic feeling. His music was simply […]
Divorce is awful, but when there’s money, kids and even embryos at stake, grab a cafe con leche, pull up a stool and perk up your ears, the caca is hitting the fan in tabloid land. TMZ reports that Rosie O’Donnell’s estranged wife Michelle Rounds claims Rosie is a weed loving wino and is the worst choice for any parental duties. she wants full custody. Rosie’s camp says her estranged wife is delusional. These two have nannies (plural) who actually do the work of daily kid ending.Rounds is seeking full custody of their 2-year-old daughter. We’ve learned Michelle claims in […]
I accidentally crossed paths with Ron Bennington while cruising through SiriusXM stations, looking for some standup to listen to while on the way to work. What I found, the Ron and Fez Show (I always thought producer Chris was Fez, who rarely spoke up), was compelling funny stuff and have since always tuned in. Ron is an unlikely talent, and by all appearances is not what you would call “star” material. He doesn’t bottom barrel it with whores and mentally challenged dwarfs, or have too many in-studio sycophants like Stern. He’s smart, incredibly pop culture well-versed and emotionally intelligent, which […]
(From Left to Right: Sara Sampaio, Kate Grigorieva, Stella Maxwell | Credit: Victoria’s Secret)Angels Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel, and Lily Aldridge are also staying with Victoria Secret. Newcomer Karlie Kloss and veteran Doutzen Kroes are leaving the brand. Reports are these contracts have dwindled in worth, now reportedly paying $100K versus the millions once doled out. Even Kate Upton allegedly had too much “up top” for the retailer. “This year’s girl” award includes three new models from The Lions brand – Sara Sampaio, Kate Grigorieva, and Stella Maxwell – all selected to walk the runway for […]
Jessica Alba has been slowly building an impressive company while acting and being a mother.This Golden Globe-nominated actress, whose career includes roles in films such as “Fantastic Four” and “Little Fockers,” as well as television series like “Dark Angel,” “The Office” and “Entourage” is a California native who comes from modest beginnings. Alba is actively involved with charities such as Safer Chemicals Healthy Families, ONE, Habitat for Humanity, Project HOME and more. But her role as a mother of young daughters (4-year-old Honor and newborn Haven), have focused Jessica to create products that ensure a safe home, nutritious formula and body products for […]
We have added some pictures from Freixenet Spanish Cava presentation of Tumbledown’s After Party at the Tribeca International Film Festival. Guests included Jason Sudeikis, Dianna Agron, Rebecca Hall and Josh Hamilton. The film follows a woman (Hall) who is working on her late husband’s biography (a famous musician) and teams up with another writer (Sudeikis). He has very different take on her husband’s life and together they write a new chapters in their lives. Photos copyright by Splash via Corbis Ent.
Warning for those easily influenced by hype and hyperbole: The British Press is obsessed with a doll named Peggy, a purported Holocaust victim who now lives in a tiny plastic body and sort of resembles Amy Schumer with a bob. The Daily Mail reported that people have become ill, had terrifying nightmares and hallucinations and even worse, one woman reportedly died because of the fear this doll instilled in her.Paranormal investigator Jayne Harris was interviewed by the Mail and has watched video footage of Peggy, as she investigates these odd results of watching a doll. One woman who had a […]
Drunk as a skunk or clever like a fox? Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Kim Richards – according to TMZ – is either a “pill-popping alcoholic the entire last season of RHOBH or she was sober and doing better than ever.”But the crew and the police say no way, she is a hot mess.Kim’s claims she was sober were “laughable” according to TMZ on-set sources:We’re told veteran cast members Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump and Yolanda Foster learned to just look the other way to avoid confrontation, it was only new cast members Lisa Rinna and Eileen Davidson who […]
British actress Carey Mulligan apparently loves being a New Yorker. From her meticulous preparation for Broadway’s Skylight to learning to ride for the sweepingly romantic Far from the Madding Crowd, Carey Mulligan gave the fashion magazine a great short interview. Mulligan earned an Oscar-nominated for 2009’s An Education, and she co-starred with Leonardo DiCaprio in Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby.” Her notable Broadway debut was back in a 2008 production of Chekhov’s “The Seagull.” Mulligan is married to musician Marcus Mumford, frontman of Mumford & Sons.Moving to New York City might seem scary to some people, but for Mulligan, in […]
It is refreshing that megastar Justin Timberlake and critically acclaimed actress Jessica Biel eschewed the selling of their first baby photos to a tabloid and are introducing their bouncing baby boy Silas via Instagram. The photo shows an unadorned natural face for mama Biel, who has never been more beautiful.The music star posted a photo to Instagram on Sunday of Biel holding their son Silas Randall Timberlake, decked out in his dad’s hometown Memphis Grizzlies shirt.“The Timberlakes are ready!!! GO GRIZZ! #GritNGrind #Playoffs #BabyGrizzROAR,” Timberlake captioned the shot.The couple welcomed Silas, their first child, on April 11. They tied the […]
Musician Bobby Brown told a concert crowd in Texas that his ailing daughter Bobbi Kristina is in fact awake. TMZ got the video where Brown shocked everyone at a concert Saturday night, when he told the crowd, “Bobbi is awake. She’s watching me.” Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unresponsive Jan. 31 in her Roswell, Ga., home and she was placed in a medically induced coma.Her mother, Whitney Houston, died under similar circumstances when she was discovered dead at The Beverly Hilton Hotel the night of the Grammys from a drug overdose in 2012.Last month, Bobbie Kristina, 22, was reported to […]
Kendall Jenner won the lottery in her large extended Klan when it comes to pure looks. Notorious sister Kim is the patient zero of the fame Wehrmacht. Kim Kardashian may have more gawkers to marvel at her insanely pumped up assets thanks to her well crafted ascent to fame via a leaked porn tape (you can easily find on YouPorn).Khloe Kardashian (undoubtedly the funniest of all the K-Sisters) seems odd man out, as does “mother in perpetuity” Kourtney Kardashian, who comes off bland in all E! taped reality segments (anyone remember her extreme coupon arc?)Kylie seems to be Kim’s physical doppelganger, inflating […]
Actor, writer and producer Ricky Gervais is a known animal rights activist. He published a publicly posted photo (from 2010) of a female hunter from Utah who was gleefully posing and taking a picture with a dead giraffe she had shot. According to the New York Daily News, Ricky Gervais tweeted a picture of Rebecca Francis posing next to a dead giraffe saying, “What must’ve happened to you in your life to make you want to kill a beautiful animal & then lie next to it smiling?”Rebecca Francis is described as a hunter and outdoorswoman who appeared on a TV […]