The new Mrs. Donnie Wahlberg was funnier and skinnier than ever when she sat down with Hollywood.com and discussed losing weight for her wedding and not slowing down post-View. Checkout our exclusive video:
Jenny McCarthy dished about how she dropped pounds to fit into her custom Ines Di Santo wedding gown with the help of SkinnyStix. SkinnyStix is a powder you pour into water to boost energy and lose weight. McCarthy said that with the help of the appetite suppressant, her wedding dress was “a little bit baggy.” You can find out more about SkinnyStix at Zantrex3.com.
The newlywed is moving onto bigger and better things than daytime TV - dirtier, sexier, funnier things. Her Sirius XM show Dirty, Sexy, Funny starts back up in October on Stars Channel 109 Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. - the time slot right after Howard Stern. McCarthy told us, “Obviously there is not a better lead-in than Howard Stern in radio. And I guess by following him, it leaves me to go anywhere I want.” McCarthy will be covering topics from sex to humor to dating, marriage, and more. “I wanna kind of always keep it open. Even revenge on your exes, stuff like that.” -- Uh oh, watch out Jim Carrey! Previous episodes of McCarthy's Sirius XM show are currently available On Demand on the Sirius XM app and feature guests like Howard Stern, Perez Hilton, Chelsea Handler, Jason Biggs and her new husband Donnie Wahlberg. The show is very raunchy and certainly lives up to its name. McCarthy is one “dirty bird” - check it out.
McCarthy is also in the midst of a Dirty, Sexy, Funny comedy tour she put together with all female comedians with the blessing of the late Joan Rivers. Rivers praised McCarthy for giving female comedians a platform with this tour. McCarthy told Hollywood.com: “She really appreciated it because she did the same thing. She cheered women on.… I, like everybody, miss her already dearly.”
The Dirty, Sexy, Funny comedy tour will be in Clearwater, Florida, on September 20, Las Vegas on September 26, and Detroit on October 17. Click here to checkout the full list of tour dates and to buy tickets to a show near you. McCarthy said it best, “These chicks are funny.… Come and enjoy it.”
Fun fact: McCarthy’s favorite show is Bar Rescue on Spike TV. Lookout for the show's host Jon Taffer as a potential future guest on McCarthy's Sirius XM show.
"I hope all of them are still together... I didn't know who was getting married before it happened but it turns out two of my really good friends, Jamal and Octavius, got married that night; they were right in front of me... It was cool and they're happy and they're together." Queen Latifah had a special connection with one of the 33 couples she wed at the Grammy Awards earlier this year (Jan14).
Britney Spears' new lingerie line has been in the works for the past decade. The pop superstar launched The Intimate Britney Spears collection on Tuesday (09Sep14), during New York Fashion Week, and she admits the catwalk show has been a long time coming.
She tells U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America, "Ten years ago, I was in Europe and I went to this vintage, like, artsy fartsy (sic), really, really cool, small boutique store with all of these lingerie and sleepwear lines...
"Ever since I went there I've wanted to do this, so it's been for 10 years that I've been trying to put this line together."
And the Toxic hitmaker reveals she took pride in getting involved in the design and creation process and refused to rush release the sexy sleepwear collection.
She adds, "It's very romantic, very vintage, muted colours, I'm really passionate about it... It's taken a year and a half to put it (the pieces) together. I've been very hands-on."
Comedienne Joan Rivers has reportedly been placed in a medically-induced coma after suffering cardiac and respiratory failure during a medical procedure on Thursday (28Aug14).
Rivers was getting her vocal cords checked at a clinic in New York when she started fighting for breath. She was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital and placed in a coma as members of her family were alerted to her condition.
The New York Daily News reports doctors will take the 81 year old out of the coma this weekend (30-31Aug14) and assess any damage.
Her aide Graham Reed told the Daily News, "She’s not conscious, but she’s stable." Initial reports suggested Rivers was in a critical condition. A spokesman for the hospital has released a brief statement, which reads: "Her family wants to thank everybody for their outpouring of love and support. We will provide an update on her condition as it becomes available."
The comedienne's daughter Melissa has reportedly flown to New York from her home in California to be at her mother's bedside.
Taylor Swift has rocketed to the top of the U.S. pop charts thanks to the fourth biggest download sales week ever. The singer's new single Shake It Off debuts at number one, ahead of Nicki Minaj's Anaconda, which slithers up the chart from 39 to two.
The track is Swift's second Hot 100 number one following 2012's We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, which spent three weeks on top, and her 60th U.S. chart hit.
The new all-girl top three is completed by Meghan Trainor's All About That Bass.
Sam Smith's Stay With Me and MAGIC!'s former number one Rude round out the new top five.
Rapper Wiz Khalifa has scored his first U.S. album number one. Blacc Hollywood debuts atop the Billboard 200 with 90,000 first-week sales.
The Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack falls a spot to two, while country singer Chase Rice enters the chart at three with Ignite the Night.
Rice, a contestant on the U.S. reality TV series Survivor: Nicaragua in 2010, co-wrote Florida Georgia Line's hit Cruise.
Other new entries in the top 10 are Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue at five and former KISS star Ace Frehley's Space Invader at nine.
Meanwhile, on the Digital Songs chart, Taylor Swift's Shake It Off rockets to number one with 544,000 downloads - the biggest sales week of the year and the fourth-largest debut ever.
Only Flo Rida's Right Round, Katy Perry's Roar and We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Swift have scored bigger opening weeks.
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Singer Taylor Swift hit the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 24th and the only word to describe it: Flawless. She performed her new song “Shake It Off” for the first time from her upcoming album “1989” and it was one of our favorite highlights of the entire night.
It was not only insanely entertaining, but she also added some humor and kept the audience wanting more. Supported by a massive amount of talented male dancers, she showed off her dance moves and belted it out to all the “haters” that influenced this song. Even her metallic outfit was on point. Everyone knows that shimmying and fringe go together like us and fangirling. It's just so natural. And we can’t forget about her matching “1989” microphone:
This is hands down our favorite performance of hers and we can literally watch it all day. Our only complaint is that it wasn't long enough! Taylor has grown into an amazing performer and we love being able to watch her grow with each VMA performance that she does. We've been a fan of this girl ever since the "Teardrops On My Guitar" era and are so happy that she is finally getting all the appreciation and recognition that she deserves. Taylor works her butt off and we can't wait to see what she has in store for this upcoming year. Make sure you preorder her album here!
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Pretty Dolphin Tale star Austin Highsmith has hit the stand-up comedy circuit as part of a dare. The actress' pal and co-star Cozi Zuehlsdorff and her father encouraged her to take her comedy skills to the stage during filming on Dolphin Tale 2 and so she took a class to see if she was cut out for the clubs.
She tells WENN, "It was supposed to be a one-time thing but I keep getting booked, and now it looks like I'm going to be possibly touring this fall! It's a very weird thing.
"I talk about my dad a lot because my dad is a character and a half. I had a very interesting childhood. Here's one of my jokes: My parents are still together and they've been married for 39 years and they couldn't be more different. My mother is more quiet and she likes to read. My father enjoys making bird noises and his number one goal in life is to be black! I'm not kidding. He will just walk up to large groups of black men and be like, 'Yo wassup brothers! Oh man, white people, they are so boring'.
"I'm like, 'Dad you are white!' That's part of my bit and that's a true story! He doesn't understand that he's white; we have to constantly remind him. It's really awkward!
"The lady that raised him is African-American so he doesn't understand that he's not also African-American; that she was just his nanny. He just really doesn't understand so it puts us into very humorous situations.
"I recently did a show at the Tampa Improv (in Florida). It's a very scary and a very nerve-wracking experience and I usually black out onstage to be completely honest. Then I get offstage and people tell me I actually told jokes. I've only been doing it for a few months; I've done nine shows so far."
Rapper J.cole has paid tribute to a black teenager killed by a police officer in Missouri by releasing a new song dedicated to him. Darren Wilson shot unarmed Michael Brown, who was suspected of stealing a box of cigars from a suburban St. Louis store, on 9 August (14), and the incident has sparked a series of tense protests between African-Americans and civil rights leaders and officials in the state.
As Governor Jay Nixon, President Barack Obama and Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson join forces in a bid to end days of violence, hip-hop star Cole has released Be Free to voice his frustrations with the deaths of African-American men in the U.S.
In a post on his website, Dreamvillain.com, he writes, "That coulda (sic) been me, easily. It could have been my best friend. I'm tired of being desensitized to the murder of black men. I don't give a f**k if it's by police or peers. This s**t is not normal. I made a song. This is how we feel."
Cole is not the only celebrity to speak out about the incident in Missouri - John Legend, Kerry Washington and Mark Ruffalo have voiced concerns over the treatment of protesters by police following the shooting.
Legend took to Twitter.com to voice his opinion, writing, "I believe these cops are intentionally trying to inflame the situation. They want an excuse. Recall the local cop telling those 'animals' to 'bring it' on (news channel) CNN... He wants a fight.
"Calling us 'animals' has been the language to justify slavery... Dehumanization and racism go together."
Meanwhile, R&B star Frank Ocean took to Tumblr.com to comment on an image of Governor Nixon standing in front of a black woman as he addressed the slaying of Brown and wrote, "You see that black woman standing up there? I wonder if she was called to stand behind the governor because she’s black. I wonder if i’m supposed to think Missouri’s gov’t is pro-black because of her being stood up there with those other black men being all black and everything. I wonder if she was off the clock while she stood up there... then i wonder if she was getting paid for her time off like the guy who shot Michael 8 times."
Fans of classic rockers The Faces had better start praying for the planned full band reunion because frontman Rod Stewart has revealed he won't be touring in five years. The band get together has been on and off for decades, with Stewart pulling out of reunion dates a few years ago, forcing his bandmates to replace him with Simply Red star Mick Hucknall.
But now the plans are on again and Stewart and guitarist Ronnie Wood are working on a comeback.
However, Rolling Stones star Wood had better start speeding up the process - because the singer is considering retiring from the road.
Stewart, 69, tells the Kansas City Star, "Touring is what I do. Nothing compares to it... I prefer getting onstage (to recording). It's an immediate satisfaction, sending an audience home happy. I want to make the most of it.
"Nothing lasts forever. I still have the energy to do it, and I look forward to at least three or four more years of it."
But he's still keen to hit the road with Wood, Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones before he calls it a day, telling the publication, "It will happen, but the ball is in Ronnie's court. When the Stones stop touring, they stop for a long time. So whenever he's finished, I'll be available.
"If we could just keep McLagan quiet for a bit, we could get on with it. But he seems to come out and say the most negative things about me. But Ronnie and me want to do it... He emailed me the other day and said, 'I've got a few nights off. Let's get dinner'. I said, 'I'm on holiday in the south of France'. He said, 'OK, let's wait until we're 78'."