Lena Dunham Goes Green, Dyes Hair Again

Lena Dunham has gone green.

No, the Girls star isn’t doing anything noteworthy regarding the environment, at least not as far as we know.

But the actress/producer/writer has changed up her hair color once again, ditching her platinum blonde bowl cut for… some kind of green creation.

Lena Dunham with Green Hair

“Newly minted for the Canadian leg of the tour thanks to @tanneyb @rheannewhite,” Dunham wrote on Instagram along with this photo, giving a shout-out to Rheanne White Salon colorist Tanner Bassett.

Many fans believed Dunham was donning a wig when she went blonde in August, telling E! News not long after her last hair color dye job:

“A paparazzo followed me through LAX the other day asking me how I felt about the ‘speculation’ that my hair is a wig. It was like the biggest scandal I’ve ever been embroiled in.”

That’s far from true, of course,

Lena Dunham is known for being outspoken. Recently, for example, she went off on the celebrity naked photo hacking scandal, referring to the incident as a sex crime and castigating anyone who viewed pictures of Kate Upton nude or other stars in the buff.

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Kanye West to Kim Kardashian: You’re So Dope! I Love You!

We hate to write it, but Kim Kardashian may actually be growing up.

The reality star turned 34 years old yesterday, but she did not celebrate with any kind of Las Vegas blowout. What the heck?!?

Instead, we presume, Kim settled for a quiet night in with North West and Kanye West, the latter of whom honored his wife with a couple sweet Twitter messages.

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“Happy Birthday baby! Thank you for being the dopest wife & mom!” West wrote, later adding:

“Sometimes I feel like just saying I love you isn’t strong enough to express how much I love you…”

AWWWW! So very romantic, right? And to think, some folks believe Kim and Kanye wouldn’t even last 72 days as husband and wife!

Earlier on her special day, Kardashian received birthday messages from members of her family, including a nice note from her mom/manager Kris Jenner.

“Happy Birthday to my precious daughter, best friend, and partner in crime,” Kris typed on Instagram. “You are the best daughter, wife, and mother and you have the biggest heart. You amaze me every single day and I am so blessed to have you to love. Enjoy your special day.”

We’re still waiting word from Ray J.

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Castle Season 7 Episode 5 Teaser: Meme is Murder

What’s scarier than looking after a classroom full of second-graders, which is the situation in which Rick Castle found himself on Castle Season 7 Episode 4?

That’s easy: The Internet!

On next Monday’s Castle Season 7 Episode 5, aptly titled “Meme is Murder,” Rick and Kate will take on the case of a World Wide Web celebrity who is found dead.

This leads them into flashy/frightening world of Internet fame.

However, when the culprit posts photos from the crime scene on a photo-sharing website, this beloved twosome realizes they are up against a social media sociopath… who may strike again.

And who may be targeting them next.

It feels like Kim Kardashian should guest star on this episode, doesn’t it? Not for the murderer part. For the Internet celebrity part.

Did you catch the latest hour of this ABC hit? If not, have no fear. Have no fear at all!

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Taylor Swift Talks Death Threats, Stalker Fans in Dark Interview

As anyone who’s listened to Taylor Swift’s “Welcome to New York” knows, the former breakup balladeer is rocking a more upbeat, poppy sound these days, but that doesn’t mean all is bright and sunny in Swifty Land.

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Taylor sat down for an interview with Esquire recently and she unexpectedly opened up about the dark (and occasionally scary) side of having millions of adoring fans. 

“I fought the idea of having security for a very long time, because I really value normalcy,” Swift says. “I like being able to take a drive by myself. Haven’t done that in six years.”

“They have to be in a car behind me. Because just the sheer number of men we have in a file who have showed at my house, showed up at my mom’s house, threatened to either kill me, kidnap me, or marry me.”

Needless to say, there’s a terrifying side to being one of the world’s most popular artists. Too bad she can’t just give these creeps the old, “No, it’s Becky,” excuse and be on her way.

“This is the strange, sad part of my life that I try not to think about,” Taylor added. “I try to be lighthearted about it, because I don’t want to be scared.”

Suddenly we have a new appreciation for why Taylor named her cat Olivia Benson.  Who could be afraid when you have NYC’s most badass crimefighter purring at your feet?

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Teresa Giudice Begs Judge For Placement In Connecticut Facility Over West Virginia

The Book Expo 2012 In New YorkDid you hear the rumors that Teresa Giudice was talking with new attorneys about possibly appealing her sentence? She made a comment about how she thought her attorneys would “fight for me,” so it sounds like she thought they should have done more. Maybe she blames them for getting prison time over house arrest or probation. Well, Teresa has retained new legal counsel, and her attorney has already sent a letter to the judge in an attempt to get placed at the federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut, which is close to New Jersey, over the federal prison on West Virginia. RELATED: Teresa Giudice is recording videos for her daughters while Joe pleads guilty to another crime.

According to Radar Online, Teresa’s attorney has sent a letter to the judge.

During Ms. Giudice’s sentencing, the Court expressed its intent to have Ms. Giudice serve her sentence in a camp environment. The sentencing transcripts reflect that Your Honor mentioned ‘Danbury and West Virginia.’ We acknowledge that at the time of sentencing, defense counsel did not ask for a specific designation.
“However, upon review of the judgment of conviction, and in discussions with a Bureau of Prisons expert, the language of the judgment as written will likely result in Ms. Giudice being designated to Metropolitan Detention Facility Brooklyn, or Metropolitan Correctional Facility Manhattan…both of which are administrative facilities that house females,” the letter continues. “This was clearly not the intention of the court when inquiring as to Danbury or West Virginia as a designation.
“Ms. Giudice’s offense and her Bureau of Prison classification will qualify her to be designated to a camp, however, the language of the judgment must reflect the same. At this time we respectfully request the Court to amend Ms. Giduice’s JOC to state ‘the Court strongly recommends a non-administrative facility placement, specifically, the FCI Danbury Satellite Camp to facilitate visitation with her young children; or if Danbury is full, we would ask for an alternative camp, specifically Alderson in West Virginia, for Ms. Giudice to serve her sentence.’”

Teresa reportedly opted against filing an appeal of her sentence, since it would have been rejected immediately, given that one of the conditions of the plea deal was that she would accept whatever sentence would be handed down. However, even this letter feels unnecessary. The judge doesn’t decide where Teresa will be placed (that’s up to the prison administrators and is based on availability at the time she has to surrender), and the Danbury facility is transitioning to a men-only prison, so it’s unlikely she would be sent there. It looks like she’s going to the mountains of West Virginia.
I can understand Teresa doing this, though. She must feel so helpless. I can’t even imagine…

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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for culpable homicide

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Last month, Oscar Pistorius was found not guilty of premeditated murder of Reeva Steenkamp. A day later, he was found guilty of “culpable homicide,” which in America we would call manslaughter. Now, more than a month later, the sentencing phase of Pistorius’ trial is finally over. I sort of thought the sentencing phase was more offensive than the trial, and that’s saying something because the trial included Oscar’s melodramatic theatrics as he tried to cover up his crime. Pistorius’ defense has claimed throughout the sentencing that Oscar is the big victim here, that he’s already been “punished” and that the sentence should just be house arrest and community service. Well, the judge didn’t go as hard on Oscar as she could have, but still… she gave him jail time.

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by a South African judge who cited the “gross negligence” he showed when he shot her multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home.

Judge Thokozile Masipa also sentenced the double-amputee Olympian to three years in prison for unlawfully firing a gun in a restaurant in a separate incident weeks before Steenkamp’s 2013 shooting death. She ordered that sentence to be wholly suspended.

Masipa delivered her ruling after reviewing prosecution arguments for a tough sentence as well as the defense case for a more lenient punishment for Pistorius.

Pistorius killed Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day last year, shooting her through a toilet door in his home. Pistorius testified that the shooting was an accident because he mistook his girlfriend for a nighttime intruder. Masipa convicted him of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, but acquitted him of murder.

Pistorius stood as the judge announced his sentence, and then left the courtroom and walked down a flight of stairs that lead to holding cells. His sentence starts immediately.

Legal experts said the section Judge Masipa quoted when she handed down Pistorius’ sentence provides that his prison term be a maximum of five years and the runner could be eligible for house arrest after serving eight months in jail.

[From People]

Oh, a MAXIMUM of five years. But if he behaves, it could be as short as eight months in prison? For the love of God. I guess it’s good to be a celebrity athlete in ANY country, right? I do have to wonder – would the trial and the sentencing have been any different if Oscar Pistorius hadn’t been A) a famous athlete or B) white? This whole thing has been so shady and gross. I feel so sorry for Reeva’s poor parents.

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Jennifer Lawrence on Nude Photo Leak: At Least I’m Not a Hermaphrodite!

Recently, Jennifer Lawrence spoke with Vanity Fair about the nude photo leak that eventually impacted hundreds of young female celebs.

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The first excerpts of her interview were released last week, and Lawrence demonstrated the sort of class and self-deprecating humor that we’ve come to expect from one of Hollywood’s most talented actresses.

She defended her right to privacy, spoke honestly about the shame and fear she experienced in the wake of the scandal, and called out the hackers responsible with eloquent indignation.

She was praised for her poise and bravery, and she helped put a human face on a crime in which millions were complicit.

A new portion of the interview that went public today, however, contains an offensive gaffe that has many in the LGBT community calling for an apology.

“At least I’m not a hermaphrodite,” Lawrence told the iconic lifestyle mag. “I could have been outed – Jennifer Lawrence, hermaphrodite.”

While Lawrence clearly meant for the comment to be taken as a joke, it’s struck many fans as insultingly transphobic.

Some believe Lawrence’s comment implies that being “outed” as a “hermaphrodite” would have been a worst-case scenario.

Given the struggles faced by transgender actresses like Laverne Cox, it’s not hard to see why Jennifer’s comments have been taken as hopelessly insensitive and derogatory to transgender and intersex individuals.

Lawrence has received support from countless fans and fellow celebs throughout her recent ordeal, and now many of her most ardent admirers find themselves hoping that she’ll return the favor by offering encouragement and a sincere apology to a segment of the population that faces daily discrimination.

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Rosie O’Donnell Wonders: Might John Grisham Be Into Child Porn?

John Grisham chose a somewhat odd cause to get behind this week.

In an interview with The Telegraph, the best-selling author brought up the topic of child pornography purveyors and said the following:

“We have prisons now filled with guys my age… who’ve never harmed anybody, would never touch a child, but they got online one night, started surfing around, probably had too much to drink or whatever, pushed the wrong buttons, went too far, and got into child porn.”

Amidst an understandable uproar once the remarks went viral, Grisham then issued an apology and an explanation.

“Anyone who harms a child for profit or pleasure, or who in any way participates in child pornography – online or otherwise – should be punished to the fullest extent of the law,” Grisham said.

He continued:

“My comments made two days ago during an interview with the British newspaper The Telegraph were in no way intended to show sympathy for those convicted of sex crimes, especially the sexual molestation of children. I can think of nothing more despicable. I regret having made these comments, and apologize to all.”

But Rosie O’Donnell wasn’t satisfied with this mea culpa during the opening segment of The View today.

“I accept your apology but I don’t believe in your [expletive] bull crap thing that you said before,” O’Donnell said. “Nobody accidentally stumbles onto child pornography.”

O’Donnell then alleged that Grisham must only know what he’s talking about from experience.

“If I were the police, I’d look at John Grisham‘s hard drive right now,” she said.

And, at that, co-panelist Whoopi Goldberg took the show to a commercial break.

What do you think of Grisham’s original comments and O’Donnell’s response? Did she cross a line in practically calling John Grisham a child porn lover?

Or did Grisham deserve it for having defended these purveyors in the first place?

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John Grisham Apologizes For Suggesting Child Porn Offenders Deserve Lesser Punishments

Best-selling author John Grisham is under fire today for remarks in which he implied that some child sex offenders face punishments that too harsh.

He’s now backtracking as fast as humanly possible.

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In a wide-ranging interview on the U.S. judicial system with The Telegraph (UK), Grisham said judges have “gone crazy” over the past 30 years.

By this he means that they’re locking up too many people, from white collar criminals to minorities on minor drug charges, and even those who view child porn.

“We have prisons now filled with guys my age. Sixty-year-old white men in prison who’ve never harmed anybody, would never touch a child,” he said.

“But they got online one night and started surfing around, probably had too much to drink or whatever, pushed the wrong buttons, went too far and got into child porn.”

Grisham, who is promoting his new book Gray Mountain, added, “These people haven’t hurt anybody. They deserve some punishment, but 10 years in prison?”

He went on to share the story of a friend from law school who was caught in a “sting” operation and served time in prison for downloading child pornography.

“His drinking was out of control, and he went to a website. It was labeled ’16-year-old wannabe hookers’ or something like that’ … So he went there.”

“Downloaded some stuff … it was 16-year-old girls who looked 30. He shouldn’t have done it. It was stupid, but it wasn’t 10-year-old boys.”

“He didn’t touch anything. And, God, a week later there was a knock on the door.”

“‘FBI!’ [It was all a sting] set up by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to catch people – sex offenders – and he went away to prison for three years.”

“I have no sympathy for real pedophiles,” he added, “God, please lock those people up. But so many of these guys do not deserve harsh prison sentences.”

After the obligatory backlash hit, Grisham said in a statement:

“Anyone who harms a child for profit or pleasure, or who in any way participates in child pornography – online or otherwise – should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.”

“My comments… were in no way intended to show sympathy for those convicted of sex crimes, especially the sexual molestation of children.”

“I can think of nothing more despicable,” the novelist added, and concluded, “I regret having made these comments, and apologize to all.”

While Grisham’s words might have been poorly chosen and timed, this sounds more like a broader commentary on the penal system than, say, Stephen Collins.

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Phaedra Parks Talks About Decision To Divorce Apollo Nida On ‘Ellen’

phaedra parks on ellenLast week Phaedra Parks’s rep announced that she was planning to divorce her incarcerated husband, Apollo Nida. Today Phaedra will appear on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show‘ to talk about her decision. Ellen asked some great questions, I thought. RELATED: Phaedra Parks plans to divorce Apollo Nida.

Phaedra insisted she had no idea Apollo was committing crimes.

I really didn’t. I mean, I work. I just got my fifth college degree. And so I’m pretty much an overachiever. I have two very small children. I just stopped breast-feeding three months ago. So, I didn’t have any idea this was going on until he called me and he said, ‘Hey, I’ve been arrested and I’m having this problem, but it’s not true.’ So I went out of my way to get him the best attorneys, the best investigators, and to do anything I could, because I’m an attorney myself and so I wanted him to have the best. So we could fight this together, but obviously it did not turn out like that.”

Ellen pointed out that Apollo was out on parole for another crime when they met, so didn’t that raise any red flags for her?

Well, to be honest, he had been to prison and he was a changed person. So the person I married, I thought he was changed.”

Phaedra has five college degrees and is an attorney but didn’t think anything of marrying and having children with a man who had just gotten out of prison? Apollo was paroled after his first conviction in 2009; they married shortly thereafter and had two sons (who are three and seventeen months). Well, I guess this just goes to show, we do see what we want to see. Ellen also asks her about her plans for divorce, having to raise her two sons alone, and the cheating rumors. Check out the clip below.

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