Are you the publisher? Claim or contact us about this channel


Embed this content in your HTML

Search

Report adult content:

click to rate:

Account: (login)

More Channels


Showcase


Channel Catalog


Channel Description:

Celebrity news and blog articles from The Huffington Post

older | 1 | .... | 736 | 737 | (Page 738) | 739 | 740 | .... | 764 | newer

    0 0

    Kanye West, a man who has tried to explain his habit of not smiling (publicly), saying, "Not smiling makes me smile … When you see paintings in an old castle, people are not smiling 'cause it just wouldn’t look as cool," looks near ebullient in this photo posted by his sister-in-law Kylie Jenner. 



    A photo posted by King Kylie (@kyliejenner) on



    It's not like we've never seen Kanye smile before. And it's not like we should really make such a big deal when the man does smile, but he has such a great smile -- and a lot to smile about. 




    Also on HuffPost:



    For a constant stream of entertainment news and discussion, follow HuffPost Entertainment on Viber.

    -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.












    0 0

    Hello, Countess. 


    Lady Gaga transforms into her "American Horror Story: Hotel" character, The Countess, for the latest cover of Entertainment Weekly. In the shot, the platinum star appears in a white ensemble with a bloody neck and black, taloned hand. 



    Gaga will make her "AHS" debut in Season 5 as The Countess and owner of Hotel Cortez. She is a glamorous socialite with a hunger for love and sex, who maintains her looks by drinking human blood. 


    “I’ve just been weeping while I’m here because I have returned to something I’ve believed in so much, which is the art of darkness,” she told EW. “It’s not something that everyone understands, but, for the people that do -- 'Horror Story' fans, my fans -- there is a true connection between us, and it’s a language within itself.”


    The first photos of Gaga on set surfaced last week while the cast was filming outside of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.


     


    Also on HuffPost: 



    For a constant stream of entertainment news and discussion, follow HuffPost Entertainment on Viber.

    -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.












    0 0



    Josh Duggar checked into rehab after admitting to cheating on his wife following the Ashley Madison hack last week.  


    On Wednesday, the former "19 Kids and Counting" stars' parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar released a statement on the family's website announcing that their son had entered a "long-term treatment center," which they described as a "a long journey toward wholeness and recovery."



     We are so thankful for the outpouring of love, care and prayers for our family during this most difficult situation with Josh. As parents we are so deeply grieved by our son’s decisions and actions. His wrong choices have deeply hurt his precious wife and children and have negatively affected so many others. He has also brought great insult to the values and faith we hold dear. Yesterday Josh checked himself into a long-term treatment center. For him it will be a long journey toward wholeness and recovery. We pray that in this he comes to complete repentance and sincere change. In the meantime, we will be offering our love, care and devoted support to Anna and our grandchildren as she also receives counsel and help for her own heart and future. During this time we continue to look to God—He is our rock and comfort. We ask for your continued prayers for our entire family."



    Coinciding with news that Josh is headed to rehab, In Touch also reported on Wednesday that Danica Dillon, an adult actress and stripper, claims she had sex with Josh on two occasions.


    Dillon, whom the magazine notes passed a polygraph test, says Josh first approached her at the Gold Club in Philadelphia where she was performing and paid $600 in private dances before inquiring how much it would be to spend the night with her. She says that he offered her a gift of $1,500 and claims that he was violent with her when they had sex, adding that they didn't use protection. 


    Josh has repeatedly been in the headlines this year. Formerly the executive director of the conservative and anti-gay group Family Research Council Action, he was forced to resign from the position in May when he admitted that, as a teenager, he sexually molested five minor girls, including some of his sisters. 


    Also on HuffPost: 



    For a constant stream of entertainment news and discussion, follow HuffPost Entertainment on Viber.

    -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.












    0 0

    Entertainment Weekly just debuted their "American Horror Story" cover featuring Lady Gaga's Countess. Along with new details about Gaga's bloodthirsty hotel owner (not exactly a vampire), the issue also features new character photos and reveals how Season 5 will connect to Season 1 of the series.


    Ryan Murphy revealed last year that all the "AHS" seasons were connected, and now we know Season 5 will visit the Murder House from Season 1. "We do go to the Murder House for one episode," the co-creator told EW. Christine Estabrook, who played realtor Marcy in the first season, will also reprise her character this year. A new photo from EW reveals Marcy showing off Hotel Cortez to Cheyenne Jackson's fashion designer Will Drake and his son.





    We also know that the season will jump between the present day, during which The Countess acquires Hotel Cortez, and the 1930s, when Evan Peters' Mr. James March built it. Mr. March is a rich and charming psychopath who builds the hotel in order to hide his murderous activities within secret rooms and shafts. Hmm, that sounds familiar ...


    Fans know that Murphy's "AHS" characters and storylines are somewhat based on real-life people and events. (Here's our theory on what incident could have influenced "Hotel.") But for Mr. March, we think he may be inspired by not one, but two real-life figures. First is likely Dr. Henry Howard Holmes, known infamously as H.H. Holmes, who is believed to be America's first documented serial killer. In 1893 near the Chicago World's Fair, Holmes built a three-story hotel equipped with horrific torture rooms, which then became nicknamed the "Murder Hotel" -- if that doesn't scream Murphy, nothing does. And as fans know, psychopathic murderers are a staple in the "AHS" universe. Earlier this year, we connected all of the crazy killers from the series (as well as 10 other connections between the seasons.)



    But based on the 1930s period, it doesn't seem like Peters' character is just inspired by Holmes. He also has a twist of Howard Hughes. The billionaire and business tycoon also had his hand in hotel real estate in real life. Peters' interview with the Television Academy last month confirmed Mr. March's Hughes connection, and from the looks of EW's new photo of the character, Mr. March looks a bit like Hughes.


    The weirdest coincidence about all of this, though? Leonardo DiCaprio played Howard Hughes for Martin Scorsese in 2004's "The Aviator" andwill portray Holmes for the director in their upcoming film, "The Devil in the White City." Hey Murphy, we found your Season 6 star. (If Leo can't get an Oscar, maybe he can try for an Emmy?)


    For new photos and the "AHS" cover story, head to EW.com. The issue hits newsstands on Friday.


    "American Horror Story: Hotel" premieres on Oct. 7 on FX.


    Also on HuffPost:



    For a constant stream of entertainment news and discussion, follow HuffPost Entertainment on Viber.

    -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.












    0 0


    mid

    So, Taylor Swift is doing this thing where she i brings every single even remotely famous person on stage with her during her "1989" tour.


    On Monday night, she brought out Alanis Morrissette and Natalie Maines. There are rumors that her next show will include an appearance by either Joe Scarborough or Gary Coleman's ghost. Generally speaking, the invitees range from actual pals (read: people she has taken selfies with) to Joan Baez. 


    Taylor Swift, if you're reading this, let's just take a quick moment to clarify that you are talented and beautiful, but probably not friends with Joan Baez. Sorry. There are a number of questions with regard to this touring strategy, and whether or not you are really friends with Joan Baez is not one of them. Although, to what extent are you really "friends" with anyone you need to drag on a stage in order to generate headlines?



    Modern friendship is all about documentation. As Emily Witt said in an essay for The New York Times Magazine, the stream of filtered photos "becomes ... an advertisement for friendship rather than an actual portrayal of it." For real people, that means carefully curated pictures of Alexa and Julie eating avocado toast after hot yoga. For celebrities, it means cataloging publicist-scheduled time with the intensity of an Italian mother building her collection of Lladró porcelain figurines.


    Of course, Taylor Swift is The Master Friend Collector (patent pending on that as the title of a future horror film). There are more intense curation efforts donated to her Instagram account than the average special exhibition at The Met. Her feed is a lineup of women, pristinely assembled to feature each member of her coterie only once or twice (with the rare exception of her BEST best friend, Karlie Kloss).


    In terms of her tour "friends," it initially was questionable why some of these guests were agreeing to participate in the show. "No one doubts why Taylor Swift asks Heidi Klum to walk the '1989' runway," Dayna Evans wrote for Gawker. "But it’s a mystery why Heidi Klum says yes." She cited Swift's motivation as a chance to capitalize on commercialized feminism. Yet, as the list of names has mounted in absurdity, a new strategy has emerged. Let's be real: who is profiting from an appearance by Matt LeBlanc?


    It's as though Swift has realized she fell into yet another rut of tabloid labeling, and is haphazardly attempting to divert the narrative. Her gathering of friends began as a deliberate effort to distance herself from her designated role as serial dater. Now that she's better known for gathering up (mostly young, thin, white, 20-something) women, it's time to shift gears. Her complicated relationship with white feminism and that Madeline Albright quote she thinks is by Katie Couric is being deliberately disrupted by this confusing tour lineup.


    With each guest, Swift is working to generate a new conversation. She's asserting her dominance in spite of the media poking at her questionable understanding of sisterhood, with a shift to famous-people-only inclusivity. By the end of the tour, after surprise appearances by Sherri Shepard and David Schwimmer, her brand-building efforts will be complete.


    There are only two kinds of people in this world. Do you really want to be the one that isn't friends with Taylor Swift?


    Middlebrow is a recap of the week in entertainment, celebrity and television news that provides a comprehensive look at the state of pop culture. From the rock bottom to highfalutin, Middlebrow is your accessible guidebook to the world of entertainment. Sign up to receive it in your inbox here.


    Follow Lauren Duca on Twitter:@laurenduca


    More on HuffPost:





    For a constant stream of entertainment news and discussion, follow HuffPost Entertainment on Viber.

    -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.












    0 0

    Macaulay Culkin turns 35 today. With fanaticism still high for the "Home Alone" franchise, and Donald Trump continuing his campaign to be the highest trending topic on HuffPost Entertainment, it seemed obligatory to point out the time these two pop culture titans met. 


    This 1992 scene in "Home Alone 2" was Trump's first big break into film, following a performance in 1989's "Ghosts Can't Do It," which won the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture at the time.


    Kevin McCallister encounters the future leader of the American top ninja apprentice warriors while wandering through the Plaza Hotel, which Trump had bought a few years prior. McCallister asks for directions to the lobby, to which the tycoon responds, not with "hell toupée," but with a rather nice, "Down the hall and to the left."


    Here's the scene that Roger Ebert facetiously described at the time as "heartwarming."




    The Huffington Post reached out to Culkin's rep for a quote about this cameo, but did not hear back at the time of publication.


     


    Also on HuffPost:



    For a constant stream of entertainment news and discussion, follow HuffPost Entertainment on Viber.

    -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.












    0 0

    Smokin’ hot! Carrie Underwood debuted her first music video since giving birth to son Isaiah in February, and it didn’t disappoint.

    Read more: http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/carrie-underwood-daisy-dukes-smoke-break-music-video-2015268#ixzz3jx8ASCSH
    Follow us: @usweekly on Twitter | usweekly on Facebook

    -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.












    0 0



    Soon you could be watching the hijinks of Amber Rose and Blac Chyna on an MTV reality show, if TMZ's sources are to be believed. 


    According to the website, a deal is close to being done, though MTV told The Huffington Post they had "no comment" when asked if the reports were true. But if the fact Rose was hanging around the MTV/Viacom building in Los Angeles on Tuesday is any indication, we'd say odds that a reality show is the works are pretty good. 


    Sources close to the show's production told TMZ the series would focus on both women's lives as single mothers balancing work and taking care of their kids. 


    Still, this isn't the first time we've heard reports that that Rose could be getting her own reality show. Back in March, a source told OK! Magazine that the model had been "inundated with offers from TV networks and publishers around the world, desperate to hear the dirt she has on Kanye [West] and why she’s on such a mission to destroy Kim [Kardashian].”


    While Rose and Chyna both have ongoing feuds with Kardashian-Jenner members, whatever dirt they have on the reality TV family would pale in comparison to the real reason we'd tune in to their show, a chance to see more of Rose's adorable son, Sebastian.  



    Also on HuffPost: 



    For a constant stream of entertainment news and discussion, follow HuffPost Entertainment on Viber.

    -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.












    0 0

    This article is part of an on-going original series written by Caitlyn Jenner for WhoSay called "The Real Me," which explores issues and people in the LGBT community.

    Hello friends! I hope your week has been awesome so far.

    I've been going through all of the messages that you've sent me, and I'm overwhelmed by your kindness, words of encouragement, and insightful questions. While I can't respond to each of you, I want you to know that I'm reading everything and it means so much to me.

    Here's a fun question that I seem to get a lot... Enjoy!

    Nancy T.: You are so awesome. I'm just wondering where you keep your gold medal. Is it on display?

    Nancy, my gold medal is my most-prized possession -- I'm so proud of it. However, I never wanted my kids to feel like they had to have a gold medal in order to be considered a success. I didn't want them to constantly compare their own achievements to my time in the Olympics, so I haven't displayed my medal. Here's where it currently lives...



    You know what? Now that all of my kids are adults and out of the house, I think it might be time to put this baby up -- and when I do, I'll be sure to show you. Have a question for me? Submit it here.

    For more information on the transgender movement, see a list of resources at CaitlynJenner.com.

    2015-07-06-1436196199-3552936-ScreenShot20150706at11.22.58AM.png

    -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.












    0 0

    Chelsea Handler is back at it with yet another (almost) nude selfie. 


    The 40-year-old comedian took to Instagram to share the revealing photo of herself on Wednesday. In the shot, the "Chelsea Lately" host is seen standing in front of her mirror wearing only a lacy black bra and nothing else. Well, unless you consider an apple a piece of clothing. Handler is also sporting a seriously messy 'do, which, according to her caption, she wanted everyone to focus on. 


    "Look at my hair. Something must have happened while I slumbered," she wrote. But to be honest, our eyes went right to that Granny Smith before moving up to her wild locks. 



    Of course, Handler is no stranger to the nearly-nude selfie. She's used her social media accounts many times in the past as a platform for sharing revealing pics. However, unlike someone like Kim Kardashian, whose sexy selfies seem like a ploy to get more likes and followers, Handler's pics seem pretty random. It's just her being her, living her best life. Sometimes, that involves her wearing little to no clothing. 


    For instance, there was that time she did ballet in backless tights: 



    Kicking off Chunk's work week.

    A photo posted by Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) on



    And that other time she rode a camel while topless (save for some Star of David stickers covering her nipples): 



    And then there was that time she actually did try to imitate Kim Kardashian. (OK, maybe that one was a ploy for likes ...) 



    Can you believe more than 2 ass can fit on the same screen? Guess which one's real. Your move, instagram.

    A photo posted by Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) on



    Whatever the reason for her very public displays of nudity, we've got to hand it to Handler for being so comfortable with her body. 


     


    Also on HuffPost:



    For a constant stream of entertainment news and discussion, follow HuffPost Entertainment on Viber.

    -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.












    0 0


    A Motor City pawn shop hopes to make a killing by selling a 1968 Volkswagen van once owned by Jack "Dr. Death" Kevorkian.


    The vehicle, which Kevorkian used as a mobile office for an unknown number of assisted suicides, is being offered for sale by Les Gold, owner of American Jewelry and Loan in Detroit.


    "The Kevorkian van is always a talking point when we take [people] on a tour of the warehouse," Les Gold's son, Seth Gold, told The Huffington Post on Wednesday.


    Seth Gold, who stars alongside his father on the truTV show "Hardcore Pawn," said the van is in need of a full restoration, and possibly an exorcism.


    He said "Long Island Medium" Theresa Caputo recently paid a visit to the shop. While there, she picked up on some strange vibes while walking through the warehouse where the vehicle – known as the "Deathmobile" – is currently stored.



    "She felt some strong messages in the warehouse," Seth Gold told The Huffington Post. "I have no idea whether or not she was sensing anything from the van in particular, but I do know that every object has a story, and this object has stories that are unlike anything else that I know of."


    While the extent of the van's spiritual baggage remains unclear, the Golds do have documentation linking it to its infamous owner, including the title, registration and Kevorkian's driver's license.


    According to The Atlantic, Kevorkian, a former Michigan pathologist, removed some of the seating from the rear of the bus and installed two machines he had built himself. The machines, dubbed Mercitron and Thanatron, were constructed to allow patients to inject a lethal cocktail of drugs into their body at the push of a button.


    The Star Tribune reported Kevorkian also used the van to transport the deceased individuals to hospital emergency rooms.



    Kevorkian became a household name in the 1990s, when he reportedly took part in more than 130 assisted suicides in Michigan, a state that had no laws regarding the matter. His deeds, which garnered mixed reviews by the public, earned him the ghoulish nickname Dr. Death.


    His medical license was ultimately revoked and his newfound career came to an abrupt end in 1998, after he appeared on "60 Minutes." During the one-hour program, a video was shown depicting the death of a 52-year-old man who suffered from Lou Gehrig's disease. Unlike previous cases, in which the patients had injected themselves using one of Kevorkian's homemade devices, Kevorkian himself had administered the man's fatal injection in this case.




    Kevorkian was arrested and convicted of second-degree homicide. He served roughly eight years in prison until June 2011, when a blood clot claimed his life at 83 years old.


    While Kevorkian's life is over, his infamous deeds have been chronicled in a number of books, documentaries and a 2010 made-for-TV film starring Al Pacino.


    As for Kevorkian's van, Les Gold purchased it in 2013 for $20,000, which was a whopping $80,000 less than what the seller was asking. The deal was broadcast during season six of "Hardcore Pawn."




    Gold is now hoping to more than double his money with his $49,995 asking price.


    "Being in the pawn business you have to put a value on everything," Les Gold told Fox2detroit.com on Tuesday. "I figure if this guy wanted a $100,000 … it would be worth at least $50,000."


    Whether you're looking for an iconic symbol of the counterculture movement of the 1960s or a wicked decoration for Halloween, Gold has the prescription for your needs – albeit a less fatal one than Dr. Death was known for handing out.


    -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.












    0 0


    Toby Sheldon, who was best known for spending $100,000 on plastic surgery to look more like Justin Bieber, was found dead in a Motel 6 in the San Fernando Valley on Aug. 21, reports TMZ.  He was 35 years old. 


    Sheldon, whose real name is Tobias Strebel, was reported missing on Aug. 18. 


    While police told the website drugs were found at the scene, Sheldon's cause of death has yet to be determined. 


    Sheldon made headlines in 2013 for reportedly spending close to $100,ooo on multiple surgeries to look more like the Canadian pop star. In addition to simply wanting to look like Bieber, he had his own dreams of breaking into the music industry and released the song "The Plastics," in May 2013. 


    Sheldon also appeared on "My Strange Addiction" in January 2014 and on "Botched" in July that same year. 




     


    Also on HuffPost:


    -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.












    0 0

    From the halls of Liberty High School to a castle in England, life has changed for "My So-Called Life" star A.J. Langer. 


    Langer is best known for playing the wild and wonderful Rayanne Graff in the '90s series alongside Claire Danes, but also had roles in "Baywatch," "Three Sisters" and "Private Practice." In 2002, she met a man named Charles Courtenay while in Las Vegas and soon found out he was heir to the Earldom of Devon, according to Us Weekly. The two married in 2005 and this month, Langer became the Countess of Devon after the death of her father-in-law, the Earl of Devon. 



    The two currently reside in Devon's Powderham Castle. 



    “The whole title thing ... I am no expert,” she told Breezy Mama back in 2009. “It means they have a very big and long family tree. It means more to some people and less to others. It definitely makes for interesting conversation, and an interesting story. Am I royalty now? No -- I am not royalty … by marrying Charlie I can take the courtesy title of ‘Lady,’ and my children can take the title ‘Honorable.’ If Charlie becomes the Earl of Devon, my title would become the Countess of Devon and our kids would be Lords and Ladies. But we don’t use the titles in our daily lives, they are there, and we respect the history that gave rise to them, but in our reality we’re just a normal family.”



    We hope there's room for at least one scrunchie in that castle. 




    Also on HuffPost:



    For a constant stream of entertainment news and discussion, follow HuffPost Entertainment on Viber.

    -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.












    0 0


    TMZ reports Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have emerged $440,000 richer after YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley settled up after leaking video of the couple's engagement back in October 2013. 


    The couple sued Hurley shortly after the proposal video was leaked. They claimed that he wasn't invited to their over-the-top engagement at San Francisco's AT&T Park on Oct. 21, but they permitted him to stay after he signed a confidentiality agreement that specifically stated he wouldn't share any images or video from the event.


    The couple sought unspecified damages from Hurley after the video had been viewed more than 1.5 million times the week after it leaked.  Those views likely cut into the surprise (and viewer interest) when the stars aired footage of the engagement on "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" in February 2014. 


    According to TMZ, Hurley must pay up within the next few days in order for Kimye's lawsuit to be dismissed, but having sold YouTube for $1.6 billion, it seems like he can probably make the payment. 


     Also on HuffPost:



    For a constant stream of entertainment news and discussion, follow HuffPost Entertainment on Viber.

    -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.












    0 0

    Chelsea Handler really doesn’t like clothes. Though she normally prefers to go topless to contest the Instagram rules against exposing women’s nipples, the comedienne found other ways to get naked online on Wednesday, Aug. 26. 

    -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.












    0 0


    Jessica Lange to "American Horror Story" is like Jon Snow to "Game of Thrones" -- are they actually gone for good, or is there some tiny possibility they'll maybe return to their respective shows? Luckily, Ryan Murphy misses Lange as much as we do, and he just confirmed that yes, she will be back (at some point.) 


    In an interview with Entertainment Weekly for their "AHS: Hotel" cover story, co-creator Murphy revealed that he's been talking to Lange about coming back to the anthology series. First, he said her return is "always possible." But then, he said, "She’ll be back -- she’s not gone forever." Did you catch that? Maybe reread it one more time just in case.


    Lange, who starred in the first four seasons of "AHS," previously said "Freak Show" would be her last run on the show. She further broke fans' hearts earlier this year, confirming that she was "done" with "AHS." But who could resist the temptation to play another Murphy character? After all, Murphy told EW that with Lange, it's all about the character, and we have no doubt he'll write her another great one. "She wants to come back," he told EW, "we just have to come up with something."


    We can likely count her out for a Season 5 cameo, since she'll be busy with her upcoming Broadway production "Long Day's Journey Into Night." But then again, since "Hotel" will revisit Season 1's Murder House, aka Lange's Constance Landon's former home, perhaps the actress could carve out some time in her schedule to reprise her role. "Hotel" will partially take place in the present day and we can definitely imagine Constance and her grandson Michael checking into Gaga's Hotel Cortez.




    But there may be another way Lange shows up in "Hotel." Back in March, a Tumblr post with information reportedly from an FX insider caught traction on Reddit. The insider claimed that Season 5 would feature Lange in the premiere and final episodes as an older version of Lady Gaga's Countess character. For one, this scenario is unlikely since Gaga's Countess takes place in the present, which would force the show to jump years into the future to introduce Lange's Countess. 


    However, the Tumblr post did include some intel that has since turned out to be rather true. The insider claimed Gaga would play a "sophisticated heiress" -- Murphy revealed she's a "glamorous socialite" -- and that a young married couple would check into the hotel and get sucked into its darkness -- that couple is now being played by Wes Bentley and Chloe Sevigny. Perhaps the insider did have info from the network and Lange could still appear as a surprise character in "Hotel." Maybe she'll play the Countess' mother, since "AHS" does have a penchant for mommy issues.


    For the full interview, head to EW.


    "American Horror Story: Hotel" premieres on Oct. 7 on FX.


    Also on HuffPost:



    For a constant stream of entertainment news and discussion, follow HuffPost Entertainment on Viber.

    -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.












    0 0

    Before you cry for actress Kelly Rutherford, who was court-ordered to return her two children to their father in Monaco, consider the one thing that she supposedly did that made her lose this custody fight: according to a number of public reports, the Gossip Girl series star has repeatedly thwartedDaniel Giersch's relationship with their kids Hermes, 8, and Helena, 6. Custodial parents must look out for the best interests of their children, and one of the most important of those interests is having a relationship with the other parent.

    Rutherford, by all accounts, started losing her fight for custody the moment she started interfering with dad's relationship and access. Now, she's suffering some rather extreme consequences. To be clear, I am not representing either party in the Rutherford-Giersch custody battle and have relied upon a number of news media and public reports regarding the facts of the case.

    There is almost nothing that is as important as a child's relationship with a parent. Maybe mom and dad no longer get along, but that child remains tied to each parent. Of course issues of the child's safety are a primary concern and another factor in determining custody. But, in the case involving Rutherford, there doesn't appear to be allegations that Giersch is a danger. Instead, the media reports a number of allegations about the actress's conduct that range from not telling Giersch about the birth of their second child to refusing to place his name on the birth certificate despite a court order.

    After apparently settling on a "temporary" joint custody agreement, Giersch later had his US visa revoked, preventing him from visiting the kids in the US. Allegedly, the actress was one source that led to the immigration problems.

    Once Giersch was prevented from entering the country, Rutherford asked for sole custody, but the California court instead ordered the children to Europe to be with dad, presumably in line with their joint custody agreement. It seems the court reasoned that mom could travel to see the kids, while dad could not. That started some serious problems for Rutherford, because while the California judge supposedly noted that custody might be revisited after a few years, the children were living out of that state that entire time.

    This is where legal procedure gets messy. Generally, states lose important connections with kids when they are out of the state for six months or more (a legal term called "jurisdiction"). Later, when Rutherford again requested a custody change, the California court found that it didn't have jurisdiction. Perhaps some blame may fall with her attorneys for not striking a better time-share agreement that would have helped California stay connected with the kids. Rutherford herself has been residing between California and New York. Because the children have resided abroad for so long, the courts in the US are pointing to Monaco as the proper location for the custody fight.

    Finally, in yet another ill-advised move, Rutherford attempted "self-help" by withholding the children. Refusing to return the kids forced Giersch's camp to file an emergency request to have a New York court order the children's return. That worked, in part, because the United States is part of an international agreement to cooperate in returning children who are "abducted" by parents (called the Hague Convention), but also because the prior court orders gave dad residential custody. The New York judge was simply following the law.

    Rutherford may be a very good mother. And I'm sure she loves her kids. But a court looking at the "best interests of the children" will nearly always side with a parent who facilitates and supports the other parent's access and relationship with the kids over a parent who intentionally interferes. In this fight, Rutherford appears to be her own worst enemy. A hearing is set in Monaco on Sept. 3.

    Factors that determine the child's "best interests" vary, but can also include:

    - The child's wishes, as well as the age and sex of the child
    - The mental and/or physical health of the parents
    - Whether any religion or cultural issues exist
    - The stability of the home environment
    - Whether there are other siblings in the home
    - Adjustment to school and the community
    - The substantiation of any abuse or neglect allegations


    Do you think the courts' decisions have been fair to Rutherford? Should the children be returned to the US? Join the discussion in the comments.

    -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.












    0 0


    Rosie O'Donnell's adopted daughter, Chelsea, has chosen to live with her birth mother now that she's turned 18. 


    Chelsea O'Donnell made the decision to leave for Wisconsin with her birth mother, Deanna, who gave her up for adoption in 1997, Entertainment Online first reported Wednesday.


    They left on Monday, the day of Chelsea's 18th birthday, according to TMZ. O'Donnell advised her not to leave and has cut off financial support. 


    "Chelsea made a decision when she turned 18 that she wanted to go to her birth mother," O'Donnell's spokeswoman, Cindi Berger, said in a statement to The Huffington Post. "This was her choice."


    Last week, O'Donnell reported her daughter missing, saying she left home Aug. 11. 


    "Chelsea, like millions of people, lives with mental illness," a rep for the former talk show host told the Associated Press at the time. "It has been a difficult road for Chelsea and her family and they just want her back safe." 


    Authorities found the missing girl a week later, at the home of a 25-year-old man named Steven Sheerer in Barnegat, New Jersey. After authorities examined Chelsea O'Donnell's phone and found evidence of "inappropriate communications over the last several weeks between Sheerer and the minor," they arrested Sheerer and charged him with distribution of obscenity to a minor and endangering the welfare of a child, CNN reported.  


    Also on HuffPost: 


    -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.












    0 0


    With Aaron Paul turning 36 today, The Huffington Post thought it was an apt opportunity to revisit a statement the actor made two years ago that should have completely changed how "Breaking Bad" devotees watched the show.


    While answering questions during a Reddit AMA, Paul said:



    Another funny fact about Bryan Cranston - we all know that from Malcolm in the Middle to Breaking Bad, his characters tended to wear tidy whities, but what you don't know is that any close-up shot of Bryan on Breaking Bad where you didn't see the lower half of his body, his pants were always off. His pant were always off. True story, I'm not even joking. His pants are always off. (Emphasis HuffPost's).



     


    So in this moment when Hank got killed ...



    TK TK gifs

     


    Or this one where he intimidatingly quoted Destiny's Child ... 



    TK TK gifs

    Walter White wasn't wearing pants?


     


    RJ Mitte -- just nine months ago -- reaffirmed Paul's claim during another Reddit AMA, when a user asked, "Cranston never wore pants in scenes that didn't require his below-the-waist parts. Is this true?"


    His response:





    "He had his moments from time to time, good thing for close ups!"






    TK TK gifs

    Could this possibly be true?  



    In 2013, an Inquirer reporter claimed that Paul told him about this habit of Cranston's, with the actor saying, “No one knows this, but Bryan never wears pants in close-up shots." Paul continued to the reporter, "He is very proud of what is happening down there and he thinks it is intimidating for all of us, in a loving way. From the belly down, he has nothing on."

     

    Paul said that he "was not surprised" the first time it happened. Describing Cranston's initial self-pantsing, Paul said, "[Cranston] slowly removed his pants, staring [at me] as he bent down to do it."

     

    This reporter then brought the claim to Cranston, who gave the below response, apparently deadpan:

     


    First of all, never believe what Aaron Paul says. I cannot deny or confess that it is true ... There are times when levity is very helpful to a group of people. We work long hours. My call time is 5:40 a.m.; we finish at 6 p.m. We are together for a long time. Actors get tired; levity breaks the tension so I look for opportunities. Plus, I love to have a good time.


     

    Maybe it was a bigger deal than everyone realized when Walter's pants were finally rediscovered. 




    TK TK gifs

    The Huffington Post reached out to half a dozen crew members who were involved with costuming, makeup and location scouting to see if this legend could be further confirmed, but nobody seemed to think this very important and newsworthy legend was worth discussing.


    If you have witnessed this serial pants removal by Cranston while filming "Breaking Bad," please reach out. 


     


    Also on HuffPost:



    For a constant stream of entertainment news and discussion, follow HuffPost Entertainment on Viber.

    -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.












    0 0


    What else is there to do as you prepare for a possible historic Grand Slam?


    Sing karaoke, of course. 


    Serena Williams took to the stage on Wednesday night with the confidence of a 21-time Grand Slam winner at the Delta Air Lines Open Mic Night event in New York City.


    Belting out the Disney classic "Under The Sea," Williams proved the line, "you dream about going up there, but that is a big mistake," is so wrong.


    Because nothing about her performance was a mistake. At all. 




    As on the court, Williams simply did her thing -- in heels, no less. Do the dance on 'em, Serena: 




    Heading into the U.S. Open, which begins Aug. 31, Williams is under pressure to win her 22nd Grand Slam and complete her historic summer winning streak. It would also make her the first player to complete a true Grand Slam since Steffi Graf accomplished the feat in 1988.


    Given her record at the U.S. Open, her assured dance moves totally reflect how in control she is at Flushing Meadows. In 88 career matches there, she's dropped a total of 27 sets. And in her last three appearances at the Open, she's only lost two sets over 21 matches, according to ESPN.


    If that was your career record at the U.S. Open, you'd be twirling and singing in the lead-up to the tournament too. 




     


    Also on HuffPost:


    -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.












older | 1 | .... | 736 | 737 | (Page 738) | 739 | 740 | .... | 764 | newer