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Lindsey DiMattina
News Editor Lindsey DiMattina started her career writing for a series of interior design magazines in South Florida, but moved to NYC on a whim. She dabbled in fashion PR, then took a job doing celebrity reporting. For three years, she broke news about Kim Kardashian, Mariah Carey, Snooki, Bachelor/Bachelorette winners, Teen Moms, and many more. In her spare time, you can find her rocking out to Sugarland or Lil Jon and walking her dog Bene Hendrix (named after the Jimi Hendrix). She never misses an episode of “The Borgias,” “Boardwalk Empire,” or “Game of Thrones."
  • Late Night Last Night: LL Cool J Clarifies His 'Intentions' for 'Accidental Racist'
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Apr 12, 2013
    By now, you have probably heard Brad Paisley and LL Cool J's new controversial song "Accidental Racist" (and if you haven't, go listen to the controversial tune). In the song, the country singer tries to complain about the white man's plight in the south, and how the white man is the victim of racism. Then LL Cool J finishes the song with forgiving America for slavery. On Thursday night, the rapper stopped by to have a chat with Jay Leno and tried to "clarify" what his "intentions" were with the song. "The song wasn't perfect," LL Cool J said. "You can't fit 300 or 400 years of history into a three-four minute song... Ultimately, I can't defend the song, but I can clarify my intentions." LL Cool J then tried to explain the lyrics, "If you don't judge my durag, I won't judge your red flag." "I in no way would ever compare the history of the confederate flag — which, when you think about the rapes, the torture, the murders, the lynching, all the things associated with the confederate flag — with a durag," he said. "However, when you think about a kid like Trayvon Martin, and you think about some of the things that happen in society based on clothing, when you put it in its proper context, it makes sense." LL Cool J continued: "I would never, ever, ever suggest to anyone that we should just forget slavery and act like that didn't happen. I understand the systemic racism that exists. I get that. But you know what? If the playing field is un-level, and you feel that it's unfair, then maybe putting down some of that baggage will help you make it up that hill a little easier." The rapper said he and Paisley just put the song out there to "create conversation." Well that it did — and LL Cool J is satisfied with all the coverage that the song is attracting from the media. The conversation wrapped up with LL Cool J comparing racism to a bad marriage. He said that he hopes by putting this song out with Paisley, the two can set an example of how the two different races can come together come together and "have a conversation" that will hopefully help change society's divide. "Art is objective," LL Cool J added. As long as people are having a conversation, "the art has done it's job." Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. More:Racists Respond to 'Accidental Racist' 'Accidental Racist' Is Actually RacistACM Awards Winners List From Our PartnersJessica Alba Bikinis in St. Barts (Celebuzz)Which Game of Thrones Actor Looks Least Like His On-Screen Character? (Vulture)
  • Billboard Beats: Bruno Mars Is 'Your Man'
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Apr 11, 2013
    Bruno Mars shouldn't be worrying about when he was our man because now he is our man once again. This week, Mars has stolen the No. 1 spot from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. That's right, "When I Was Your Man," is topping the charts again with "Thrift Shop" back down at No. 2. The "Harlem Shake" devolution continues this week, as well. It's clear there's no hope left for this over-played single — it's on it's way out. Leaving No. 4, Baauer's once-hot dance tune lands at No. 6. There is also a newcomer this week to the Top 10 list: Country group Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" lassos its way to No. 8.  Check out what other songs made the top 10 this week. The Top 10 Songs on Billboard.com's Hot 100 Chart: 1. "When I Was Your Man" by Bruno MarsPeak Position: 1Last Week's Position: 2Weeks on Chart: 16 2. "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Featuring WanzPeak Position: 1Last Week's Position: 1Weeks on Chart: 27 3. "Just Give Me A Reason" by P!nk, Featuring Nate RuessPeak Position: 3Last Week's Position: 6Weeks on Chart: 9 4. "Stay" by Rihanna, Featuring Mikky EkkoPeak Position: 1Last Week's Position: 2Weeks on Chart: 7 5."Suit & Tie" by Justin TimberlakePeak Position: 3Last Week's Position: 3Weeks on Chart: 13 6. "Harlem Shake" by BaauerPeak Position: 1Last Week's Position: 4Weeks on Chart: 8 7. "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Featuring Ray DaltonPeak Position: 7Last Week's Position: 15Weeks on Chart: 9 8. "Cruise" by Florida Georgia Line, Featuring Nelly Peak Position: 8Last Week's Position: 0Weeks on Chart: 27 9. "Started From The Bottom" by DrakePeak Position: 6Last Week's Position: 8Weeks on Chart: 9 10. "Feel This Moment" by Pitbull, Featuring Christina AguileraPeak Position: 8Last Week's Position: 9Weeks on Chart: 11 Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. More: The 'Harlem Shake' Fad Is Finally Over  Goodbye 'Harlem Shake'  'Harlem Shake' Is Still No. 1 From Our Partners:Eva Longoria Bikinis on Spring Break (Celebuzz)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • Late Night Last Night: Jason Bateman Isn't Excited About New 'Arrested Development' Season
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Apr 11, 2013
    Are you over the moon about the fact that Arrested Development is coming out with a new season? Well hold on there! Not so fast! The show's star Jason Bateman thinks that we might be in for a let down. Wednesday night, Bateman had a long chat with Jimmy Kimmel about how fans might be disappointed in the upcoming season of Arrested Development. He explained that the new season is setting up fans for a movie, and that the new season is basically act one for the movie. If the movie does happen, it will focus on acts two and three. Unfortunately, the way the producers set up the new season, all the action happens all at once instead of progressing in each consecutive episode. Bateman appeared worried that fans might not like this concept as compared to how the show used to run when it was on Fox. Bateman continued his pessimistic chat by revealing his secret to creating fake tears while filming: He just pictures his daughters getting dismembered and breaks down. Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. More:New 'Arrested Development' Season 4 Posters 'Hollywood Game Night' Plays Celeb RouletteWill Ferrell Wants Jason Bateman for 'Anchorman 2'  From Our PartnersJessica Alba Bikinis in St. Barts (Celebuzz)Pics of The Rock Making Things Look Small (Vulture)
  • Last Known Footage of Jenni Rivera Featured in 'I Love Jenni' — VIDEO
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Apr 11, 2013
    When a beloved person passes away, we keep his or her memories alive with pictures and videos taken from the past. Well, nearly four months after Mexican American singer and actress Jenni Rivera tragically died in a plane crash, her memory is about to be revived in the final season of her mun2 reality show, I Love Jenni. A promo for the final season opens up with the following introduction: "We dedicate this to the memory of Jenni Rivera... Mother, sister, hija, grandmother, amiga, artista, icon. Your legacy of love lives on..." Season 3 will include the last known pieces of footage depicting the performer before her death. In a clip for the first episode, we get a taste of what Rivera's everyday life was like. From the entourage of men looking to take her out to the family and friends that were constantly around her, it's clear that she was truly loved and will be missed. Watch the extended preview clip for the final season below. I Love Jenni premieres April 14 on mun2. Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. More:Don't Think MTV Should Air Season 2 of 'Buckwild?' Jenni Rivera's Reality Show Goes On Jenni Rivera's Legacy Lives On  From Our PartnersJessica Alba Bikinis in St. Barts (Celebuzz)Pics of The Rock Making Things Look Small (Vulture)
  • Could Katniss' 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Wedding Dress Look Like These Designer Looks?
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Apr 10, 2013
    A wedding dress is supposed to be symbolic. It is said to represent the purity of the bride, the love that she has for her future partner, AND it's supposed to represent the most important day of her life when everything she knew forever changes. For most people, putting on a wedding gown means that they are probably getting ready to walk down the aisle. But in The Hunger Games trilogy, Katniss Everdeen's wedding dress does not represent love. It is still, however, a symbol of change. Not only in her own life, but in the lives of all the residents of Panem. In the upcoming movie, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Katniss will put on her infamous wedding dress, not to marry her fiancé, but to start a revolution. Those who have read Catching Fire will recall the memorable scene in which Katniss, donning the elegant attire, bursts into flames in an act of protest against the Capitol. While we have yet to see an image of Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence draped in a wedding gown, we decided to find out what the dresses for this epic scene might look like. So, three wedding dress designers — David Tutera, Melissa Sweet, and David's Bridal Design Team — dreamed up the above five looks for us, based on the words of Katniss herself: Katniss drescribes the dress in the second book of the series: "He unzips the bag, revealing one of the wedding dresses I wore for the photo shoot. Heavy white silk with a low neckline and tight waist and sleeves that fall from my wrists to the floor. And pearls. Everywhere pearls. Stitched into the dress and in ropes at my throat and forming the crown for the veil. Even though they announced the Quarter Quell the night of the photo shoot, people still voted for their favorite dress, and this was the winner." In the book Catching Fire, the dress goes up in flames and turns Katniss into the rebels' symbol of freedom — a Mockingjay — in the middle of her interview for the Quarter Quell.   "I begin to twirl slowly, raising the sleeves of my heavy gown above my head… Then I notice something is rising up around me. Smoke. From fire," Katniss describes in the book. "Charred bits of black silk swirl into the air, and pearls clatter to the stage. Somehow I’m afraid to stop because my flesh doesn’t seem to be burning and I know Cinna must be behind whatever is happening. So I keep spinning and spinning. For a split second I’m gasping, completely engulfed in the strange flames. Then all at once, the fire is gone. I slowly come to a stop, wondering if I’m naked and why Cinna has arranged to burn away my wedding dress." Katniss looks down to find out she has become a Mockingjay. "But I’m not naked. I’m in a dress of the exact design of my wedding dress, only it’s the color of coal and made of tiny feathers," she says. "Wonderingly, I lift my long, flowing sleeves into the air, and that’s when I see myself on the television screen. Clothed in black except for the white patches on my sleeves. Or should I say my wings... Cinna has turned me into a Mockingjay." Not exactly your typical dream wedding. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire drops in theaters Nov. 22. Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. More:New 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Trailer You're Not Allowed to Hate Jennifer Lawrence Kids Choice Awards: Kristen Stewart Beats Jennifer Lawrence  From Our Partners:Eva Longoria Bikinis on Spring Break (Celebuzz)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • Miranda Kerr 'Will Always Be An Angel' Says Victoria's Secret Amid Departure Rumors
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Apr 10, 2013
    Once an Angel, always an Angel. On Wednesday, rumors started circulating that Miranda Kerr will no longer be working for Victoria's Secret, and that she reportedly wasn't a big earner for the company. Well, the rumors simply aren't true. "Miranda Kerr is one of the best models in the history of the business — and easily one of the most popular," Ed Razek, President and Chief Marketing Officer of Victoria's Secret, tells Hollywood.com. "She is also a consummate professional. Any rumors to the contrary are simply untrue." While the company will not say if or if not Kerr's three-year, $1 million contract has been renewed, Razek does say that she definitely is still a VS Angel. "While her international commitments have kept her away from us more than we'd like over the past few years, she will always be an Angel to me," Razek says. "We have no plans to stop working with her." The company has even asked Kerr to take part in 2013's runway show. "In fact, I've already invited her to walk the runway in this year's fashion show and, happily, she's agreed," Razek says. Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. More:Miranda Kerr Sells NYC Apartment Miranda Kerr Not Ready for More Kids Yet Miranda Kerr Moves Out of NYC Apartment  From Our Partners:Eva Longoria Bikinis on Spring Break (Celebuzz)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • Late Night Last Night: David Letterman Ruthlessly Grills Lindsay Lohan About Rehab
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Apr 10, 2013
    It's no secret that Lindsay Lohan has been ordered by the court to go to rehab — the news is everywhere. In the past few weeks, the media has tirelessly covered the treatment that lies ahead for the young actress. On Tuesday night, David Letterman decided to get as many rehab details as possible out of his guest, Lohan. Lohan started off by telling Letterman that she will be heading to rehab on May 2, and that she will remain there for three months. But after that, she was less generous with the info. "What are they rehabbing? What is on their list?" Letterman asked. Lohan glanced sideways, perhaps to look at her publicist for a cue, before she replied, "We didn't discuss this in the pre-interview." But Lohan's reply didn't stop Letterman, but she attempted to veer toward the positive: "To be honest, I'm happiest when I'm working and healthiest," Lohan said. "And I think this is an opportunity for me to focus on what I love in life. I don't think it's a bad thing. I think it's a blessing, not a curse." Still, Letterman continued on, asking about Lohan's addiction problems, a territory that the host and his guest have apparently traversed in the past. "Now I'm the one that's having the black outs," Letterman joked Lohan reminded him that they two had discussed this very topic before. "I [should be] in rehab." Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. More:Is Lindsay Lohan Joking About Being Pregnant? Lindsay Lohan Is Going on Letterman Lindsay Lohan Heads to Rehab  From Our PartnersJessica Alba Bikinis in St. Barts (Celebuzz)Pics of The Rock Making Things Look Small (Vulture)
  • 'Buckwild' Canceled by MTV in the Wake of Shain Gandee's Death — UPDATE
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Apr 10, 2013
    Update: MTV confirms to Hollywood.com that Buckwild has been canceled. "After careful consideration, MTV will not be moving forward with season two of Buckwild in West Virginia," MTV says in a statement to Hollywood.com. "We love the cast and the show and this was not an easy decision, but given Shain's tragic passing and essential presence on the show, we felt it was not appropriate to continue without him. Instead, we are working on a meaningful way to pay tribute to his memory on our air and privately." The statement continues: "On Sunday, we will be running a special Buckwild: WV to the NYC,  which was shot before production had begun on season two. With the support of his parents, Dale and Loretta Gandee, we will run the tribute following a day of programming dedicated to Shain in which we will air the entire first season of Buckwild. Loretta Gandee says, "Thanks to everyone for their thoughts and prayers during this incredibly difficult time for our family. We have truly felt all the love and know that Shain is resting peacefully. Shain was an incredible, outgoing, and positive person who was loved by whoever he met. We are honored that we were able to let the world see what a wonderful son we had. He was the best son anyone could ask for. As we look to honor him in our lives every day moving forward, we are happy to share some of his last moments doing what he loved best: having fun and making people laugh." Earlier: The future of MTV's hit show Buckwild is looking pretty grim. The network has decided to pull the plug on the show in the wake of star Shain Gandee's death. While there is not official word from MTV just yet, multiple reports are saying that MTV canceled production while they were in the middle of filming Season 2. This news doesn't come as too much of a shocker as MTV did place a temporary hold on production after Gandee was found dead in on April 1. Four episodes for Season 2 had reportedly been shot prior to Gandee's death. Buckwild first premiered in January. The show followed the lives of nine adults living in Charleston, W.V. and the ways that these individuals spent their free time enjoying their rustic surroundings. Gandee — who reportedly died from carbon monoxide poisoning after his truck got stuck in mud and the mud covered the truck's tailpipe — was one of the nine stars that helped the show score over three millions viewers during Season 1. Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. More:MTV to Cover the Costs of Shain Gandee's Funeral Shain Gandee Likely Died of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning  MTV Star Shain Gandee Found Dead  From Our PartnersJessica Alba Bikinis in St. Barts (Celebuzz)Pics of The Rock Making Things Look Small (Vulture)
  • Late Night Last Night: The Kardashians Defend Amanda Bynes
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Apr 09, 2013
    With Kris Jenner getting ready to kick off her talk show this summer, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to test her hosting talents on Chelsea Lately Monday night. Jenner, along with her three Kardashian daughters — Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe — cohosted the night with Chelsea Handler. But for one segement, of course, it was all about the Kardashians... and Amanda Bynes. Jenner opened up the conversation about a recent embarrassing Bynes stunt, where the troubled actress had done cartwheels at the gym and lost her wig. At the time, Bynes had taken to twitter to complain about the media's recent coverage of her stunt. Jenner responded to the tweet by making a joke about welcoming Bynes into the world of the Kardashians — but her daughters had some kind words to say. Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. More:The Kardashians Sisters Sue Their Ex-StepmomKris Jenner Gets a Talk ShowKardashians Become Swatting Victims
  • 2013 BAFTA TV Awards Nominations: 'Homeland,' 'Game of Thrones,' and 'Girls' to Battle
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Apr 09, 2013
      If you had to choose between Girls, Game of Thrones, and Homeland, which one would you say is your favorite show? We know, this is tough question. The shows are all equally entertaining, but in very different ways. These and other series have been pitted against each other in the 2013 Arqiva British Academy Television Awards (put out by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts) international category. Up against Danish/Swedish crime drama The Bridge, only one of these four shows can come out the winner. Which one will it be? See the full list of 2013 BAFTA Television nominees below. 2013 BAFTA TV Nominees: LEADING ACTOR:Ben Whishaw, Richard II (The Hollow Crown)Derek Jacobi, Last Tango In Halifax Sean Bean, Accused (Tracie’s Story)Toby Jones, The Girl LEADING ACTRESS:Anne Reid, Last Tango In Halifax Rebecca Hall, Parade’s End Sheridan Smith, Mrs Biggs Sienna Miller, The Girl SUPPORTING ACTOR: Peter Capaldi, The Hour Stephen Graham, Accused (Tracie’s Story) Harry Lloyd, The Fear Simon Russell Beale, Henry IV Part 2 (The Hollow Crown) SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Anastasia Hille, The Fear Imelda Staunton, The Girl Olivia Colman, Accused (Mo’s Story) Sarah Lancashire, Last Tango In Halifax ENTERTAINMENT PERFORMANCE:Alan Carr, Alan Carr: Chatty Man Ant and Dec, I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!Graham Norton, The Graham Norton Show Sarah Millican, The Sarah Millican Show FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAM:Jessica Hynes, Twenty Twelve Julia Davis, HunderbyMiranda Hart, Miranda Olivia Colman, Twenty Twelve MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAM:Greg Davies, Cuckoo Hugh Bonneville, Twenty Twelve PeterCapaldi, The Thick Of It Steve Coogan, Welcome To The Places Of My Life SINGLE DRAMA
:Everyday, Revolution Films/Channel 4 The Girl, Wall to Wall/BBC Two Murder, Touchpaper TV/BBC Two Richard II(Hollow Crown), Neal Street Productions co-production with NBC Universal and WNET Thirteen/BBC Two MINI-SERIES:Accused, RSJ Films/BBC One Mrs Biggs, ITV Studios/ITV
 Parade’s End, Mammoth Screen/BBC Two Room At The Top, Great Meadow Productions/BBC Four DRAMA SERIES:Last Tango In Halifax, Red Production Company/BBC One Ripper Street, Tiger Aspect Productions/BBC One Scott And Bailey, Red Production Company/ITV Silk, BBC Productions/BBC One SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA: Coronation Street
 EastEnders Emmerdale Shameless INTERNATIONAL:The BridgeGame of ThronesGirlsHomeland FACTUAL SERIES:24 Hours In A&E, Garden Productions/Channel 4Great Ormond Street, Films of Record/BBC TwoMake Bradford British, Love Productions/Channel 4Our War, BBC Productions/BBC Three SPECIALIST FACTUAL:All In The Best Possible Taste With Grayson Perry, Seneca Productions/Channel 4The Plane Crash, Dragonfly Productions, MAP TV/Channel 4The Plot To Bring Down Britain’s Planes, Raw TV/Channel 4The Secret History Of Our Streets, Century Films, Halcyons Heart Films/BBC Two SINGLE DOCUMENTARY:7/7: One Day In London, Minnow Films/BBC TwoBaka: A Cry From The Rainforest, River Films/BBC TwoLucian Freud: Painted Life, Blakeway Productions/BBC TwoNina Conti – A Ventriloquist’s Story: Her Master’s Voice, Nina Conti in association with the BBC/BBC Four FEATURESBank Of Dave, Finestripe Productions/Channel 4Grand Designs, Boundless/Channel 4The Great British Bake Off, Love Productions/BBC TwoPaul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs, Shiver/ITV REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL:The Audience, The Garden Productions/Channel 4I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, ITV Studios/ITVMade In Chelsea, Monkey Kingdom/E4The Young Apprentice, Boundless Productions/BBC One CURRENT AFFAIRS:Britain’s Hidden Housing Crisis(Panorama Special), Genie Pictures Ltd/BBC OneThe Other Side Of Jimmy Savile(Exposure), ITV Studios/ITVThe Shame Of The Catholic Church(This World), BBC Northern Ireland/BBC TwoWhat Killed Arafat?(Al Jazeera Investigates), Al Jazeera English/Al Jazeera English NEWS COVERAGE:BBC News At Ten: Syria, BBC News/BBC One & BBC News ChannelChannel 4 News: Battle For Homs, ITN/Channel 4Hillsborough – The Truth At Last(Granada Reports), ITV Granada/ITV SPORT & LIVE EVENT:The London 2012 Olympics: Super Saturday, BBC Sport/BBC OneThe London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isle Of Wonder, Done & Dusted/BBC OneThe London 2012 Paralympic Games, Sunset & Vine, IMG/Channel 4Wimbledon 2012 – Men’s Final, BBC Sport/BBC One ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM:Dynamo Magician Impossible, Phil McIntyre Entertainment, Inner Circle Films/WatchThe Graham Norton Show, So Television/BBC OneHave I Got News For You, Hat Trick Productions/BBC OneA League Of Their Own, CPL Productions/Sky One COMEDY PROGRAM:Cardinal Burns, Left Bank Pictures/E4Mr Stink, BBC Productions in association with Bert Productions/BBC OneThe Revolution Will Be Televised, Hat Trick Productions/BBC ThreeWelcome To The Places Of My Life, Baby Cow/Sky Atlantic SITUATION COMEDY: Episodes, Hat Trick Productions/BBC TwoHunderby, Baby Cow/Sky Atlantic
The Thick Of It, BBC Productions/BBC Two
Twenty Twelve, BBC Productions/BBC Two Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. MORE:BAFTA Nominations 2012 Homeland Teaser: 5 Questions We Need Answered Making A Case for Homeland