Joanne Borgella Dies; Former American Idol Finalist Was 32 Years Old

Joanne Borgella, a finalist on Season 7 of American Idol and the first-ever winner of Mo’Nique’s Fat Chance, died after a long battle with cancer on Saturday.

She was 32 years old.

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Borgella’s family confirmed the tragic news via a brief message on Facebook that reads:

“With heavy hearts, we are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Joanne.”

Borgella competed on the opening season of Mo’Nique’s Fat Chance as “Miss F.A.T.” She went on to advance to the final 12 women in 2008 on American Idol.

Five years later, Joanne was diagnosed with endometrial cancer, updating fans about her condition in a series of Facebook videos.. Her last update came on September 23, as she prepared for more radiation and chemotherapy.

“At an early age, Joanne made a choice to serve and trust the Lord; and since her diagnosis over a year ago, Joanne made a choice to also be a fighter and share her journey with the world,” her family wrote on Facebook, adding:

“Her faith, courage and strength were unshaken throughout every obstacle she encountered,” continued Borgella’s family. “Although our family is suffering with this great loss, we find comfort in the closeness Joanne shared with the Lord.

“We know her spirit still shines and will continue to live on in heaven.”

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

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Ronda Kamihira: Dating Bruce Jenner!

Bruce Jenner has moved on from Kris Jenner.

But not all that far away.

According to People Magazine, the former Olympian is getting it on with Ronda Kamihira, Kris’ longtime personal assistant and best friend. AWKWARD!

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Bruce in his hey day. He certainly has changed a lot since then.

“Kris is devastated,” says a source in the know. “This was her former assistant and best friend of 20 years.”

According to this same insider, Kendall and Kylie Jenner grew up with Kamihira’s two kids and “have been their best friends.”

What happened to the amicable split? What happened to the couple who nearly didn’t get a divorce and were simply living separate lives in separate houses for a few months?

It’s hard to say. You can’t fight feelings sometimes and Bruce may not be trying to intentionally hurt his ex-wife.

However, “Kris is just shocked” by the news,” this mole tells People. “She’s so sad and completely heartbroken.”

Bruce first publicly stepped out with Kamihira at an Elton John concert in Los angeles on October 4. Just a couple months earlier, Kamihira had vacationed with Kris in Punta Mita.

“It really stings because Ronda never told Kris she started seeing Bruce,” another source tells TMZ.

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Awww, remember when? Bruce and Kris Jenner act all silly circa 2012 in this photo. They have since split up.

Ronda Kamihira is 51 years old. She is a divorced mother of two.

Kris Jenner, meanwhile, filed for divorce from Bruce Jenner in mid-September. The two had been keeping separate bank accounts and the process moved along very quickly and peacefully.

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The Originals Sneak Peek: A Frightening Feast

Ready to take a bite out of The Originals Season 2 Episode 3?

The CW has released a new clip from the upcoming installment, which is titled “Every Mother’s Son” for a very good reason.

It will feature Esther inviting her kids over for what has to be the most effed up family dinner in the history of effed up family dinners.

Fans should also be prepared for a flashback that will feature Alice Evans, as well as the introduction of Sonja Sohn as a witch named Lenore.

She’ll try to help Klaus, Elijah and Hayley remain one step ahead of Esther, but can she really be trusted?

Elsewhere, Elijah will take newly-turned vampire Gia under his wing, but a secret about Klaus’ childhood will be revealed, along with Ester’s ultimate plan for her kids.

Why do we have a feeling they won’t exactly be on board with it?

Check out the sneak peek above in order to prepare for next week and click on the following video to watch The Originals online via our friends at TV Fanatic:

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Iggy Azalea Slams Own Management Team for New Maxim Cover: Why?!

Iggy Azalea is not getting along with anyone these days.

Fresh off her feud with Snoop Dogg (her possibly staged feud with Snoop Dogg, that is), the 24-year old singer is now mad at her very own Australian record label.

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See, Azalea is covering the latest issue of Maxim Australia, posing for the publication in curve-baring monokini, sort of like Borat.

But while the photo is sexy, it was also snapped back in 2011 for a photo shoot with Complex Magazine – Iggy did NOT give her management team permission to reuse it.

“Im going to publicly say something to the australian division of my record label right now because my message seems to be ignored privately,” Azalea wrote yesterday.

She then explained why.

“stop giving permission on my behalf for magazines to purchase images of me that have already been printed in major publications for covers,” Iggy added.

“i think its awesome anyone would want me on the cover of a magazine, but theres a right way to make that happen and the australian label. clearly aren’t respecting my wishes. a magazine cover deserves an accompanying photoshoot not a reused image.”

The magazine, meanwhile, is on Team Iggy Azalea here.

“@IGGYAZALEA we couldn’t agree more!” it Tweeted in response. “We begged both your US management and Aussie label for a cover shoot & interview but were denied… we’d LOVE to do a shoot with you. Just say when, where and how high and we’ll jump!”

We can’t wait to see it. But, in the meantime, here are a few other looks at Azaela in a bathing suit:

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Iggy shows off her curvy beach body. This girl is definitely ready for summer.

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Batman v Superman Extra Leaks MAJOR Spoilers: You Won’t Believe Who’s Playing Robin!

Given the grand scale of the project, and the Internet’s insatiable hunger for spoilers, it was only a matter of time before Batman v Superman plot details began to hit the web, and today we’ve got a doozy.

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The film has reportedly employed hundreds of Detroit locals as extras, and despite iron-clad confidentiality agreements, the sheer number number of people on set has make it difficult to keep things under wraps.

First, amateur footage of the Batmobile hit Instagram, and now an extra speaking on condition of anonymity has revealed a bombshell regarding the flick’s casting and storyline. Obviously, spoilers lie ahead:

According to the source, Robin makes an appearance in the film and the Boy Wonder is played by a woman. Some fans have assumed that this tidbit puts an end to speculation as to what part actress Jena Malone will be playing in the film.

That last part hasn’t been confirmed, but given that Malone is a young, relatively high-profile actress and her role has been shrouded in secrecy, it’s safe to assume she’ll be donning the green cape.

The source adds that a scene being filmed this weekend will feature an unmasked Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) physically confronting Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor at a party.

Of course, we’ve already heard some iffy rumors from the set, such as the one about Affleck being so fat producers hired a body double for action scenes.

But these latest leaks come from a local NBC affiliate in Detroit, and not from a sketchy website run by fanboys, so it’s safe to assume there’s some legitimacy to them.

Sadly, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice won’t be released until March of 2016, so at this rate, we’ll know the whole plot by the time the damn thing hits theaters.

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Ben Affleck stars in Gone Girl. We can’t wait to see this movie!!!

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Angelina Jolie New ‘Unbroken’ UK Trailer (Hot New Trailer)

unbroken trailer 2I’m putting the new trailer for ‘Unbroken’ up as our “feel good video of the day” because the story is SO inspirational. Angelina Jolie directed the film, so we don’t get to see her onscreen, but this story is so powerful, it doesn’t matter. ‘Unbroken’ is the story of Olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini (portrayed by Jack O’Connell). RELATED: Angelina Jolie named as an Honorary Dame by Queen Elizabeth.

Mr. Zamperini was an Olympic athlete before going off to fight in WWII. The plane he was flying in crashed, and he was found but by the wrong side: the Japanese. That led to a stint in a prisoner-of-war camp. Can you IMAGINE having all of those experiences? He died just last July 2, 2014, at the age of 97. Angelina told EW she showed him the film on her laptop while he was in the hospital. I’m glad he got to see it.

This is a UK trailer, which is why you see the references to opening on Boxing Day. Take a look. This MUST be on your list of holiday movies.

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Dane Cook slept with ‘a few hundred’ groupies in his younger days of college tours

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Dane Cook and Candy Crowley (CNN journalist) were on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen last night. This is about Dane, even though Candy made some news on the show when she said it’s a very real possibility that Hillary Clinton won’t run for president. So, Dane played “Plead the Fifth” which is where Cohen asks his guests the really interesting personal questions. Here’s the video:

Dane Cook’s most overrated comedian: Gallagher.
His worst on—screen kiss: “Kate Hudson. I think she purposefully ate like a feast of onions before the scene.”
The dumbest thing Jessica Simpson ever said to him (while making Employee of the Month): “She said one day, ‘Are we making a movie?’ That was kind of dumb.”
How many groupies has he slept with? “In my younger days, I would say a few hundred.”

I get tired of Jessica Simpson’s exes bashing her, but I think Dane felt a little bit bad about saying that and honestly, that story is kind of Classic Jessica. The part I side-eyed was that Dane has slept with a few HUNDRED groupies. I’m sorry, but NO. That’s gross and I judge him. I’ve never been one of those “Dane Cook is the devil, he’s a terrible comedian” people… even though I’ve never cared for him, I just didn’t think he was all that important. But the idea of Dane sleeping his way through a tour of college campuses? Gross.

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My Love Life in Three Words: 29 Classic Responses to Twitter Hashtag of the Day

How would you sum up your love life in three words?

Twitter’s #MyLoveLifein3Words hashtag is trending today, asking this profound question and yielding some pretty great responses in the process.

There are some hilariously self-deprecating people out there. Check out 29 of the best responses to this trending topic and see if they apply to you:

Another takeaway? People are hungry, and we don’t necessarily mean with lust. We mean literally. Seriously, we are a nation of pizza-consuming fiends.

Others revealed celebrity crushes or that they would prefer to watch TV online or watch movies online than be in any relationship with a human being.

This greatness first originated Comedy Central’s @Midnight, which started via his usual Wednesday hashtag war with a simple gem: #MyLoveLifein3Words.

Some replies were just plain sad. Or uncreative, which is sad for different reasons. But we can’t all be winners on Twitter, just like potential partners in life.

Deep stuff, no? So check out some of the classic responses to the trending hashtag above, and share your own with us in the comments below.

Just please. No pizza okay?

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Lindsay Lohan and Mohammed Al Turki: Dating?!

Last time we checked in on her, Lindsay Lohan was looking for a rich British guy, and it now it seems her hunt might be over.

Lindsay Lohan with Mohammed Al Turki

That’s Linds with Mohammed Al Turki, a Saudi-born film producer living in England. At just 28, Al Turki has such credits to his name as Arbitrage and What Maisie Knew. 

Yes, Mohammed is responsible for the sort of high-minded, artsy indie fare that Linds probably wouldn’t watch with a gun to her head. But that’s okay. At the end of the day, she loves blow and he’s super loaded – it’s a match made in heaven!

Lindsay has denied dating Al Turki in the past, but as we all know, LiLo an on-again, off-again relationship (mostly off) with reality and the truth.

After all, the same Instagram page that shows Linds and Mo in a million pics together also features a shot in which Lindsay Photoshopped herself into a charity event

Oh, and let’s not forget that she recently spoke openly about her plans to win an Oscar and star in Mean Girls 2.

What we’re saying is, if you wanna know about Lindsay Lohan’s life, the last person you should ask is Lindsay Lohan.

Lindsay and Mohammed might not be “dating,” but we’d bet our life savings that they’re at least knockin’ boots. So in the end, Linds went overseas, landed an acting job, and scored herself a rich dude.

Apparently, London is the land where impossible dreams come true. Their new tourism posters should feature that slogan under photos of before-and-after Linds.

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This is not exactly Lindsay Lohan at her best. Then again, when was the last time we saw Lindsay Lohan at her best?

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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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