Thomas Menino Dies: Beloved Boston Mayor Was 71

Thomas M. Menino – the longest-serving mayor in the history of the city of Boston – died today at the age of 71.

Thomas Menino

Menino was elected to his post back in 1993. He retired earlier this year after overseeing a decades-long urban renewal project that revitalized the appearance and identity of the city in which he was born and raised.

Just two months after stepping down in January of 2014, Menino announced that he was battling an advanced form of cancer that had spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

Menino’s most notable achievement in recent years may have been serving as a source of strength and guidance for frightened citizens in the wake of the Boston marathon bombing of 2013.

“Bold, big-hearted, and Boston strong, Tom was the embodiment of the city he loved and led for more than two decades,” said President Obama in a statement issued earlier today.

“As Boston’s longest-serving mayor, Tom helped mane his hometown the vibrant, welcoming, world-class place it is today. His legacy lives on in every neighborhood he helped revitalize, every school he helped turn around, and every neighborhood he helped make a safer, better place to live.”

Menino leaves behind his wife Angela, as well as two children and six grandchildren.

Philip Seymour Hoffman

R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014). He will forever be missed!

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Miley Cyrus vs. Rihanna: Battle of the Exposed Boobs!

Miley Cyrus and Rihanna both made an appearances last night in Los Angeles the 2014 amfAR Gala, a fundraiser hosted by Tom Ford and Gwyneth Paltrow that aimed to make money for AIDS research.

And make money it sure did, thanks partly to the generosity of Cyrus: she donated $500,000 to the important cause. WHOA!

She also dressed a tad… scantily.

Cyrus wasn’t alone in leaving very little to the imagination, however, as Halloween came early for Rihanna as well. Compare the X-rated outfits on both stars now and decide:


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Neither Miley Cyrus nor Rihanna left much to the imagination at the 2014 amfAR Gala. Compare their outfits here and vote on the most ridiculous.
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Both Rihanna and Miley, of course, are famous for baring nearly everything on Instagram.

A day rarely goes by without some kind of Rihanna topless or Cyrus topless picture hitting the World Wide Web.

So we should probably be grateful that they’re at least covered up in the red carpet images above.

Here’s a closer look, meanwhile, at the revealing dress worn by Miley Cyrus for the occasion:

Miley Cyrus at the amfAR LA Inspiration Gala

This is what Miley Cyrus wore to the 2014 amfAR LA Inspiration Gala. Apparently, it was a bra-free event… at least as far as Miley was concerned.

Miley Cyrus vs. Rihanna: Battle of the Exposed Boobs!


Lisa Rinna: Makeup-Free on Instagram!

Lisa Rinna is the latest celebrity to go makeup-free on Instagram.

The latest member of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast went online yesterday and posted a a revealing, all-natural selfie, doing so as part of UNICEF’s #wakeupcall campaign, which lends support and awareness to children displaced by the civil war in Syria

Lisa Rinna, No Makeup

“I woke up like this’ #UNICEF #WakeUpCall,” the actress wrote as a caption.

Countless stars, from Demi Lovato to Bethenny Frankel to Kim Kardashian, have posted make-free selfies online over the years.

But others participating in this specific movement include Cindy Crawford (who posted a barefaced pictured to Instagram on Monday) and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who got in on the same act last week.

Veteran models Supermodels Naomi Campbell and Elle Macpherson have also contributed to the social media-fueled awareness effort.

We applaud each and every one of them and we look forward to seeing what sort of craziness Rinna will bring next season to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian’s doesn’t lie about the fact that makeup MAKES her who she is. She’s shared more than one tutorial about how to get her signature look using highlighting products to contour her face.

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Celeb Blind Item Who Has To Prove She’s Straight?

Blind-Folded-Man17Despite all the progress that’s been made in the last few years, it sounds like homophobia is still an issue in Hollywood. Read the deets after the break.

A popular tabloid which I don’t really like had a meeting the other day with the PR team from this former A list mostly movie actress who has probably dropped to A- since her franchise ended. She has not been able to score a big hit other than one which she would probably want to forget. The PR team is concerned because they feel like they don’t get enough positive publicity from the tabloid and the tabloid says they have a hard time coming up with stories that don’t include her female lover. At that point the PR team freaked out and said that our actress is straight and that how dare the tabloid and the tabloid people responded by saying, they meant nothing by it and will make sure they take the line that our actress is straight and that men love her but before they can give her any kind of sexiest woman alive thing, that they are going to need to see her with a boyfriend or have some type of male/female romance. They have no problems with our actress being gay, but if her people want her to be straight, then they need to come up with a boyfriend quickly or there will be very few story lines or articles that can be written. The PR team said they would come up with one and they even worked on a time,line for stories about the new couple.

Hmmm… I’ve got a couple of ideas about this one. How about you?

– Item from Crazy Days and Nights

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Shailene Woodley ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ Actress Is All Smiles In NYC

Shailene Woodley Steps Out In NYCNow here is one A-lister who manages to keep a pretty low profile! After starring in ‘Divergent’ and ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ Shailene Woodley became one of Hollywood’s biggest actresses, but we don’t see much of her if she isn’t promoting a project. Paparazzi caught up with her as she was leaving her hotel in NYC yesterday. She’s a brunette again! RELATED: Shailene Woodley goes blonde: love it or hate it?

It was recently announced that ‘Insurgent,’ the sequel to ‘Divergent,’ will be in 3D. I’m still surprised ‘Divergent’ itself wasn’t in 3D! Despite that, the movie still grossed nearly $300 million worldwide. Imagine how much ‘Insurgent’ will make with the higher 3D ticket prices.

I’m curious to see how ‘Allegiant’ will do. Many people I know absolutely HATED the ending. I think the people who disliked it were the romance fans. They want their happily ever after, and when they don’t get it, they’re seriously ticked. The teens I know who are fans of the books cried at the ending but didn’t hate it like the adults I know who read it :).

I’ve got the trilogy in my TBR pile. Can’t wait to get a quiet weekend to curl up with some books…

Shailene Woodley Steps Out In NYC
Shailene Woodley Steps Out In NYC
Shailene Woodley Steps Out In NYC
Shailene Woodley Steps Out In NYC
Shailene Woodley Steps Out In NYC


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Elizabeth Norment Dies; House of Cards Actress Was 61

House of Cards actress Elizabeth Norment has passed away at the age of 61.

She died October 13 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, according to her family. Further details about her death are not yet known.

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Norment’s character Nancy worked under Frank Underwood, the dynamic main character played by Kevin Spacey on the acclaimed political drama.

Nancy remained loyal to Underwood and his right-hand man Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly), following Frank from the U.S. House to the West Wing.

House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon mourned Norment’s loss.

He said that he and the cast “deeply saddened by Elizabeth’s passing.” Willimon added: “She was a talented actress, a warm soul and good friend to us all.”

Norment’s career as an actress spanned over three decades.

The Washington D.C. native studied at the Yale School of Drama, and appeared on TV shows like ER and Mad About You.

Elizabeth also had roles in movies like The Woman in Red (1984) and Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997) and Robert Kennedy and His Times (1985).

The actress is survived by her mom Nancy, her three sisters Kate, Sarah and Martha, her brother Clarence, as well as six nieces and nephews. R.I.P.

Paul Walker

Paul Walker died in a car accident on November 30, 2013. He left behind a daughter and a burgeoning film career.

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19 Shocking Reality TV Scandals NO ONE Saw Coming (Well, Probably)

Reality TV and controversial, OMG moments go hand in hand. They’re the primary reason you watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta online (for example).

In the early days, though, such moments weren’t nearly as common or explosive. The Real World has nothing on some of the scandals of modern times.

Lately, it seems like we’re dealt one jaw-dropping reveal, moment or conflict after another. So many it’s almost become a struggle to keep up with them all.

That said, here are 19 of the biggest reality TV scandals of all time:

TLC Cancels Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

Give the network credit. It pulled the plug as soon as rumors spread of June Shannon dating her daughter’s former molester. EWWWWW!

Not all shockers take place with the cameras rolling, of course.

Jon and Kate Gosselin imploded off camera, while TLC just canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo because of June Shannon dating a child molester.

That never made it to air … and the show likely never would have if producers had known the tawdry extent of the Georgia matriarch’s past relationships.

Bottom line? Don’t expect an end to the madness anytime soon.

Despite what its title implies, you don’t watch Bad Girls Club: Redemption for the actual redemption, but for the bad girls clubbing each other. Just saying.

As long as producers and network executives believe that scandals equal ratings, awful behavior will continue to be the norm, rather than the exception.

Even if they don’t create drama on camera, the types of personalities likely to land shows in a more and more absurd TV landscape are likely loose cannons.

See now-canceled Sons of Guns and other examples.

This is just how it is these days. Some lament the state of TV for this reason, but there’s clearly an audience for it, and it appears to be growing if anything.

Click through and see which you would rank #1!

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Celeb Blind Item Who’s Being A Diva?

Blind-Folded-Man17Someone needs to rein this celeb in. Like, YESTERDAY. What’s the saying about the A-list? It’s written in disappearing ink? Read the goss after the break.

This B list singer/part-time tweener actress threw a fit yesterday when she decided that the suite at her hotel was not large enough. She told concert promoters she wouldn’t play unless they upgraded her to a three bedroom suite. She was staying alone. The promoters upgraded her.

Any guesses who this is? Check out the reveal by clicking on “Crazy Days and Nights” below. Do you believe it? There have been a lot of stories about this celeb. After a while, you have to start wonder: if there’s smoke, is there fire?

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Lifetime’s Original Movie, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, Premieres Saturday, November 15, at 8pm ET/PT #AaliyahMovie

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I really love Aaliyah, she was really wonderful. She made the best music  and I used to listen to her music over and over again, non-stop. I can’t wait to see this movie!!! Lifetime has been making some good movies, so I can’t wait…I have faith that this will do her justice and maybe show some of the younger people what a true talent she was!!!

Lifetime’s Original Movie, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, premieres Saturday, November 15, at 8pm ET/PT, starring Alexandra Shipp (House of Anubis) as the beloved actress and music sensation

The movie is based on the bestseller Aaliyah: More Than a Woman by former Time Magazine music editor Christopher John Farley (Game World) and chronicles the Superstar’s Rise to Fame and Tragic Death.

Before Beyonce and before Rihanna, self-proclaimed “street but sweet” Aaliyah was poised to become a global icon with top-selling albums, a hot movie career and an adoring fan base. The film follows the beautiful and talented performer’s inspirational journey, from her debut on Star Search at the age of ten, to the challenges she faced during her rise to become the Princess of R&B. On August 25, 2001, at the height of her popularity, her life was tragically cut short when a plane carrying the singer and some of her video crew crashed after takeoff from a Bahamian runway. Although just 22-years-old at the time of her death, Aaliyah continues to lead a legacy as Billboard’s tenth most famous R&B artist of the past 25 years and one of the recording industry’s most successful artists in history.

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The two-hour movie is executively produced by Howard Braunstein, Debra Martin Chase and Wendy Williams.

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Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin: It’s Over!

The relationship between Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin has ended, according to E! News.

The couple began dating in June, shortly after Lawrence’s breakup with Nicholas Hoult. They attracted instant media attention, and not only because both Martin and Lawrence are A-list names.

Jennifer and Chris

Their age difference, coupled with the fact that Martin “consciously uncoupled” from his wife Gwyneth Paltrow just months before he began dating Lawrence left many surprised that the relationship lasted as long as it did.

No cause has been given for the split, and considering how secretive both parties were during their relationship, we may never know what prompted them to go their separate ways.

Sources say the 37-year-old Coldplay rocker supported the 24-year-old Oscar winner during the Jennifer Lawrence nude photo scandal that made headlines back in August.

Lawrence had reportedly earned the approval of Martin’s ex and had even spent time with his two kids.

Insiders claimed the couple was moving quickly and had even made plans to spend the holidays together.

However, last week, video emerged showing Martin and Paltrow getting close during a dinner date, leading many to believe that Martin is still carrying on a romantic relationship with the mother of his children. 

Both parties have yet to speak publicly about the split.

Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks

Say it isn’t so!!!! Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks, stunningly, called it quits in September 2014.

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