Veteran actress Valerie Bertinelli has been forced to put her exercise regime on hold after breaking her foot earlier this year (14). The Hot In Cleveland star, 53, has struggled with weight issues for years and previously regained her figure by adopting a strict work out plan and relying on the help of nutritionists at diet firm Jenny Craig, for which she served as a spokesmodel.
However, Bertinelli admits she has been letting herself go a little in recent months as she waits for her foot to fully heal.
She tells U.S. talk show host Wendy Williams, "I broke my foot at the beginning of the year so it's been a little hard for me to work out, so you feel the weight creeping back on and there's not much you can do about it except bring your portion sizes way down, and I'm not about to do that! So I just need to get moving more, but I feel good... I just want this foot to get better already."
R&B star Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle has confessed to undergoing cosmetic treatment to boost her butt. The former Xscape singer/songwriter, who is married to rapper T.I., has become known for showing off her curves in photos on Instagram.com, and now she has revealed her figure isn't all natural.
She made the confession during an appearance on America's The Wendy Williams Show on Tuesday (25Mar14) when she was asked if she had "a natural booty or a bought booty", to which she replied, "It's a little both."
She stopped short of revealing exactly what she'd had done to her backside, but Cottle did state that she had previously undergone surgery to improve the look of her breasts too, adding, "They're bought. I've always had a lot of boobs (sic), but after three babies, they started to sag."
But there is one part of her body the 38 year old has decided against having work on - her nose.
She said, "I thought about it but it's my dad nose so I just feel like, you know, (I don't want to touch it)."
Cottle's father, Charles Pope, died last year (13).
R&B singer/songwriter Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle has blamed a finger injury for failing to wear her wedding ring amid ongoing rumours suggesting her marriage to rapper T.I. is on the rocks. Speculation surrounding the status of the couple's relationship has been swirling online for several weeks after T.I. left the former Xscape star to walk the red carpet at the Grammy Awards solo, while weeks later he also publicly criticised his wife for posting a photo on Instagram.com showing off her slim waist and backside.
Cottle has fuelled the troubled marriage claims by recently stepping out without her wedding ring, but she has now spoken out to clear up the allegations.
She says, "We had a couple fights and we were arguing. We argue all the time though. We had this one big fall out about the Grammys... but no, we're still together. No divorce, we're just normal. We go through the same things that everybody does."
Explaining the reason for her missing engagement and wedding bands, she tells U.S. talk show host Wendy Williams, "I jammed my finger so I can't even fit it (on my finger). For real, it's a big rock. I would like to wear it."
The couple, which has two kids and four stepchildren together, began dating in 2001 and wed in 2010.
British supermodel Naomi Campbell is working on her own line of hair extensions. The beauty, who already has her own perfume brand, made the revelation during an interview with U.S. talk show host Wendy Williams on Wednesday (19Mar14). When she was asked if she had ever considered the idea, she replied, "Coming, on its way. Very soon."
Kim Kardashian has undergone a geeky makeover to disguise herself for an appearance on an undercover TV show. The reality star sports a brown, curly wig, false teeth, glasses and prosthetics on her face for a spot on Wendy Williams' new TV show Celebrities Undercover, in which stars undergo a dramatic makeover to fool fans.
The brunette beauty adopted the persona of 'Cynthia' to interview three candidates who had applied for a job as an assistant on her TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
Gun to my head, I might be able to say something positive about 300: Rise of an Empire. In a vacuum, I suppose I'd call its aesthetic appealing, its production value impressive, or its giant rhinos kind of cool. But these elements cannot be taken alone, embroidered on a gigantic patch of joyless pain that infests your conscious mind from its inceptive moments on.
It's not so much that the 300 sequel fails at its desired conceit — it gives you exactly what it promises: gore, swordplay, angry sex, halfwit maxims about honor and manliness and the love of the fight. It's simply that its desired conceit is dehumanizing agony. Holding too hard and too long to its mission statement to top its Zack Snyder-helmed predecessor in scope, scale, and spilled pints of blood, Noam Murro's Rise of an Empire doesn't put any energy into filtering its spectacular mayhem through whatever semblance of a humanistic touch made the first one feel like a comprehensive movie.
Now, it's been a good eight years since I've seen 300, and I can't say that I was particularly fond of it. But beneath its own eye-widening layer of violence, there was a tangible idea of who King Leonidas was, what this war meant, and why Sparta mattered. No matter how much clumsy exposition is hurled our way, all we really know here is that there are two sides and they hate each other.
When Rise of an Empire asks us to engage on a more intimate level, which it does — the personal warfare between Sullivan Stapleton (whose name, I guess, is Themistokles) and Bad Guy Captain Eva Green (a.k.a. Artemisia) is founded on the idea that she likes him, and he kind of digs her (re: angry sex), and they want to rule together, but a rose by any other name and all that — we're effectively lost. With characters who don't matter in the slightest, material like this is just filler between the practically striking battle sequences.
But when the "in-between material" is as meaningless as it is in Rise of an Empire, the battles can't function as much more than filler themselves. Filler between the opening titles and closing credits. A game of Candy Crush you play on the subway. Contemptfully insubstantial and not particularly fun, but taking place nonetheless.
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Without even a remote layer of camp — too palpably absent as Rise of an Empire splashes its screen with so much human fluid that "The End" by The Doors will start to play in your head — there's no victory in a movie like this. No characters to latch onto, no story to follow, no joy to be derived. Yes, it might be aesthetically stunning (and really, that's where the one star comes in... well, half a star for that and half for the giant rhinos), but the marvel of its look shrinks under the shadow of the painful vacancy of anything tolerable.
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Singer Marc Anthony is "really good friends" with Casper Smart, the dancer who is dating his estranged wife Jennifer Lopez. Anthony split from Lopez in 2011 after seven years of marriage and their divorce is currently going through the courts.
The singer/actress has since been dating one of her former backing dancers, Smart, but Anthony insists there is no animosity between him and his ex-partner's new boyfriend.
He tells U.S. chat show host Wendy Williams, "It's great. As a matter of fact, we were texting back and forth two days ago. We're actually really, really good friends. From the very beginning.
"When you love someone and you care for someone... Jennifer and I, I don't say it lightly, we're great friends. You know, anybody that means anything to her means something to me.
"That's keeping it simple. Casper's a great guy. He's been great to my children. And I have nothing but respect for him, absolutely nothing but respect."
The former couple is parents to five-year-old twins, Max and Emme.
Fall Out Boy rocker Pete Wentz has revealed he is ready to marry longtime girlfriend Meagan Camper. Just days after his ex-wife Ashlee Simpson announced her engagement to Diana Ross' son, Evan, the bassist has hinted he could also be heading down the aisle for a second time.
During an interview with U.S. chat show host Wendy Williams on Tuesday (21Jan14), he said, "It's insane that she (Meagan) hangs out with me! I feel like we look like 'hot girl pictured with homeless man trying to beg her for change'. This is like charity work here.
"I think I'll get married. I mean, we talk about it a lot. I feel really lucky. It's, like, really interesting to be in a relationship with someone who is truly my best friend. Like, I talk to her about everything."
Wentz split from Simpson in November, 2011 after three years of marriage. They share a five-year-old son, Bronx Mowgli.
U.S. TV host Wendy Williams shocked viewers in America on Monday (20Jan14) by breaking down in tears as she described her rocky relationship with her son. The outspoken star was discussing the controversy surrounding Madonna's use of the N-word on a caption accompanying a picture of her son Rocco sparring in a boxing ring, when she was overcome with emotion and began to sob.
Williams explained that her relationship with her 13-year-old son Kevin, Jr. is very different to the way the Material Girl relates to her own boy, saying, "Rocco's 13 years old and Rocco is a real fan of his mother... Kevin, I discovered this a while ago, but the ball just got smacked home this weekend... He's all into his father, you know how 13 year olds are, I was the same way when I was 13, but it is breaking my heart.
"He's a father, he's a buddy, they talk sneakers, they go for hair cuts, they speed off in the cars and I'm just left there feeling like, 'Why you so p**sed?' I'm not p**sed, I'm a mom!... Thank God he (Kevin) has his buddy, and father. Anyways, she's (Madonna) lucky that he (Rocco) likes her."
Kevin, Jr. is Williams son with husband and manager Kevin Hunter.
Madonna apologised for use of the racial slur on Saturday (18Jan14), revealing it was used as a term of endearment between her and her son, writing in a post on Facebook.com, "It was not meant as a racial slur. I am not a racist. There's no way to defend the use of the word. It was all about intention... It was used as a term of endearment toward my son who is white. I appreciate that it's a provocative word and I apologise if it gave people the wrong impression. Forgive me."
Hip-hop icon Ice Cube wants to cast his son to play a younger version of himself in a planned biopic about his legendary rap group N.W.A.. Straight Outta Compton, named after the rappers' 1988 debut album, is due to begin casting in the coming weeks, but the musician-turned-actor already has an idea about who he would love to portray him onscreen.
He says, "In a perfect world, I would want my son to play me, because I think he looks like me, he got it (sic)... He's 22..."
Ice Cube also tells U.S. talk show host Wendy Williams that he is hoping everything will be in place to begin filming in early 2015.
He says, "I'm producing. Me, Dr. Dre, all the people that was around... Eazy's estate is involved. Everybody's involved to make this movie that people have been waiting to see.
"This time next year (we will begin shooting), hopefully, something like that."
F. Gary Gray has been appointed to direct, while new screenwriter Jonathan Herman was recently hired to rework the movie, which will tell the story of Compton, California rappers Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, the late Eazy-E, MC Ren and DJ Yella's rise to fame in the late 1980s and their subsequent split in 1991.