Are Hakeem and Tiana from ‘Empire’ Based on NBA Star Iman Shumpert and Teyana Taylor?

by (@emilyexton)

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Part of the fun of watching Empire is trying to figure out who each fictional character is based on. Puff Daddy or Jay Z seem like plausible inspiration for a high-powered music exec like Lucious Lyon, but was NBA player Iman Shumpert really who the writers looked to when they created Hakeem Lyon? The Cavaliers star seems to think so. Read more…

This Formerly Obese Dog Dropped More than Half His Body Weight, So Now You Have No Excuse Not to Go to the Gym

by (@emilyexton)

Dennis the Dachshund 15 Minutes of Fame

Need some new #fitspo in your life? Look no further than Dennis, the once-obese dachshund, who gained notoriety after reaching 56 pounds (four to five times the average size of a dog his breed) in 2013. Less than two years later, Dennis has dropped the weight, proving that body transformations are possible, and some people just shouldn’t be dog owners. Read more…

Kathy Griffin Just Threw Giuliana Rancic Under the Fastest-Moving Bus on Earth

by (@TaylorFerber)

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Ummm, Kathy Griffin. Did you just go there? The newest Fashion Police host finally spoke out on Giuliana Rancic’s joke about Zendaya‘s dreadlocks in the Chicago Sun Times’ Splash magazine. While Griffin acknowledged that the joke was scripted, she totally criticized Rancic for going through with it (because this season hasn’t been awkward enough already). Read more…

20 Child Stars You Forgot About

by (@t_akino)

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Do the names Becky “Icebox” O’Shea or Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez mean everything anything to you? Did you watch the Disney Channel obsessively and fantasize about being BFFs with all its young actors? Read more…