HBO has released the trailer for its upcoming Bessie Smith biopic Bessie, starring Queen Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams (back in his Chalky White finery) and Mo’Nique in her first major role since she won an Oscar for Precious. Read more…
Kevin Hart pops the question to his model girlfriend, Christian Bale‘s wife gives birth to a baby boy, talk of a real life “Purge” erupts on social media, and more of this morning’s celebrity news.
Last night, Alicia Keys continued her work to solve the AIDS crisis, hosting the 8th Annual Keep a Child Alive Black Ball at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. While helping to fund research, treatment and care for those affected by AIDS, the guest were treated to performances by the likes of Keys, Usher, Mary J. Blige, will.i.am and more. The evening also honored the late Beatle and philanthropist George Harrison. Our invite was surely lost in the mail, but we’re content to gaze upon the stars’ best red-carpet fashions. Check out the stunning (not all-black) looks worn by Tyra Banks, Chanel Iman, Kerry Washington and more in the gallery below.
Snooki, pick out some outfits from JWoww’s closet and cut back slightly on the spray tan: you’re going to be dancing with the starsQ TMZ reports that allegedly Queen Latifah will be joining Dancing With The Stars next season, in addition to confirming the Snooki DWTS rumors that were floating around last month. The other contestants better pray they don’t add the Jersey Turnpike to the show’s dance repertoire, or everyone else will have to forfeit now.
The cast will also contain former star of The Hills‘ Kristin Cavallari, Rob Kardashian and Saved By The Bell‘s Tiffani-Amber Thiessen. We’re looking forward to seeing which male dancer will have the honor of crouching down to tango with our girl Snooks. Alternately, she can just stand on his feet: points off for execution, but points added for adorableness.
Disney’s latest ad campaign is pretty sinister indeed. The company has just released some new ads featuring the likes of Queen Latifah, Olivia Wilde, Alec Baldwin, Jeff Bridges, and Penelope Cruz dressed as famous, villainous characters to entice visitors to experience the magic at the Disney Parks. We fully admit that we’re Disney nerds and we especially love the shot of Baldwin as the Magic Mirror to Olivia Wilde’s Wicked Queen…It kind of makes us wish that Wilde was cast in one of the three interpretations of Snow White that are currently being filmed instead of Charlize Theron and Julia Roberts.
Check out our gallery of the ads and some behind the scenes photos from the shoot with photographer Annie Leibovitz.
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From her American Idol family to politicians, the world is reaching out to Jennifer Hudson offering condolences after tragedy struck her family . Read some of their heartfelt words below.
Paula Abdul: “This is a horrific tragedy and my thoughts and prayers go out to Jennifer and her entire family. The time I had to get to know Jennifer and forge a wonderful friendship with her while she was on Idol was very special to me, and I personally can’t imagine a greater loss for any family.”
Simon Cowell: “I was horrified when I heard the news. This is an appalling tragedy. My thoughts right now are with Jennifer, and her family.”
Barack Obama: “Michelle and I were absolutely heartbroken to learn about this unimaginable tragedy and we want Jennifer to know that she is in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.”
Remember when Clay Aiken told People “I don’t feel like I need to share my personal life, and I don’t care if people think I’m gay or not…assume whatever you want” in 2006? Kind of ironic right now, isn’t it?
Actually, Aiken said “It doesn’t matter what I say…People are going to believe what they want.” The above quote comes from People‘s interview with Queen Latifah. Coincidence? Hey, assume whatever you want!