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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."
  • Anna Chlumsky Casts the Baby Ballot: She's Pregnant with No. 1
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Mar 28, 2013
    Amy Brookheimer is going to have to take a break from helping Vice President Selena Meyer clean up all her messes because, well, she has a baby on the way. Okay, kind of... Anna Chlumsky, the actress who stars as Amy on the hit HBO comedic series, Veep, is expecting her first child with her husband Shaun Sho. "I’m feeling pretty good so far," Chlumsky, 32, tells People. "I was really lucky — I did not have any morning sickness which was great because I was working." RELATED: 'Veep' Season 2 Looks Meaner Chlumsky just finished wrapping the second season of Veep, and is getting ready to be a mother. The couple is "working on getting the nursery ready," she says. And, "I’m being judicious with which books I read because I don’t want to get overwhelmed. Most of the books have to do with how to have a worry-free pregnancy and keep the anxiety down." Unfortunately, Chlumsky fans are going to have to wait and see if she has a little My Girl or not as Chlumsky and her husband — who tied the know in 2008 — have decided to keep the baby's gender a secret for now. Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: Joseph Marzullo/Wenn]  You Might Also Like:15 Oscar-Winning Nude Scenes10 Insane 'Star Wars' Moments You Didn't Notice
  • Chris Brown Campaigns for Forgiveness: 'It Was a Learning Step for Me'
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Mar 28, 2013
    While Rihanna can forgive Chris Brown for the fact that he assaulted her back in February 2009, many people who were once fans of the controversial 23-year-old singer find it quite hard to get over the hateful things he did. But as time continues on, Brown seems to be trying to get the world to clear his name. On Tuesday, the singer stopped by Ryan Seacrest's KIIS FM radio show, where he had a long chat about what he claims to have learned since his episode of abuse and how he's supposedly trying to be a changed man. "I could [blame it] on my age, but that would just be making an excuse," Brown said. "I think that at age 18, 19, I was capable of writing and producing songs, so I'm also capable of making the right choices." While Brown said it wasn't a youth issue, he did admit that he was "arrogant and definitely hotheaded" back then. "Everybody has a temper, but for me, it was not knowing how to control it when I thought I had the world in my hands," he said. RELATED: Rihanna's Tour Bus Has Weed On It But we have yet to see any evidence that Brown has learned how to control his anger. He has allegedly gotten into physical fights with both Frank Ocean and Drake since the February 2009 incident. Brown has also spent a lot of time on Twitter venting about his anger. During his interview with Seacrest, Brown claimed that these "trials and tribulations" have helped him to learn right from wrong. "You can lose it all," he said. "And I'm not just saying fame or stardom, because that's not what it's about," he explained. "I'm talking about dignity, integrity. You know, you lose yourself in a way... It was a learning step for me... I learned from certain mistakes, and I'm getting better as the days come." "People are entitled to their opinions [about me]. I can't go around blaming [others]," Brown said. "It's all about my responsibility and me growing up as a man. So I think now that I'm becoming older and trying to mature in the life under the public eye at all times, I have to focus on doing the right thing and being more of a humble individual." While these pleas for forgiveness may not work on the masses, there's no getting around the fact that Rihanna has allowed Brown back in her life. "I just tried my best to be the best man I could be over the years, and just show her how remorseful and sorry I was for the incident," Brown said of Rihanna's forgiveness. "That time was probably the worst part of my life... She's a wonderful person, and I'm eternally grateful and thankful." Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: AP Photo] You Might Also Like:15 Oscar-Winning Nude Scenes10 Insane 'Star Wars' Moments You Didn't Notice
  • Jenna Wolfe and Stephanie Gosk Come Out as Gay and Announce Baby on the Way
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Mar 27, 2013
    While the Supreme Court continues to hear arguments for and against marriage equality, with the Defense of Marriage Act on the docket Wednesday, Jenna Wolfe and Stephanie Gosk have decided to share some exciting news. Not only is Wolfe expecting her first child, but the Today weekend anchor has also publicly come out as gay with her partner, Gosk. "This is the most exciting thing that has ever happened to us,” the Wolfe, 39, tells People magazine. “But I don’t want to bring my daughter into a world where I’m not comfortable telling everyone who I am and who her mother is." RELATED: Hollywood Reacts to Supreme Court Proposition 8 Hearing Wolfe has been with Gosk, a 40-year-old NBC correspondent, for three years now, and they started talking about having a family of their own last year. "We were constantly on the road, juggling a thousand balls at once," she says. "It’s a miracle we got it all together." And while a wedding is in the future for the happy couple, they are more excited about having a baby. "In a way, we can’t wait to start," Wolfe says. "Stephanie keeps saying, 'Hurry up! What's taking so long?' And I’m like, '[The baby's] cooking!'" Followe Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: NBC] You Might Also Like:15 Oscar-Winning Nude Scenes10 Insane 'Star Wars' Moments You Didn't Notice
  • Justin Bieber Investigated for Alleged Battery and Making Threats
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Mar 27, 2013
    Where is Justin Bieber heading with his future? First this week, pictures surface of Bieber walking through airport security without a shirt on as if to basically say, "Look at me." And now, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department confirms that the Biebs is being investigated for battery. "That's true," Senior Media Advisor for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Steve Whitmore, tells Hollywood.com. "Allegations have been made by a neighbor against Mr. Bieber for simple battery and for making threats." According to Whitmore, the Sheriff's Department recieved a call at 9:08 Tuesday morning and thinks that the actual incident happened around 8:15 AM. RELATED: Justin Bieber's Meltdown Begins According to TMZ, a source says that the neighbor went over to confront Bieber about driving his ferrari at crazy speeds down the street. This reportedly lead the two to get into a verbal fight. Other sources tell TMZ that the neighbor was upset by people allegedly throwing loud parties at Bieber's house while he was away in Poland performing a concert. Whatever the case might be, this isn't the first time Bieber has been accused of battery. A former bodyguard filed a battery complaint in January against Bieber and also accused him of assault. Last May, a photographer also accused Bieber of battery. Bieber's rep has yet to comment on the newest allegations. Followe Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: Matt Sayles/Invision/AP Images] You Might Also Like:15 Oscar-Winning Nude Scenes'Today Show' Anchor: I'm Gay!
  • Late Night Last Night: James Franco Likes to Look for 'Big Booties' in His Downtime?
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Mar 26, 2013
    So much for James Franco's wholesome character in the sweet Disney movie, Oz the Great and Powerful. In his most recent film, Spring Breakers, Franco drops the nice act and morphs into rapping and drug-dealing thug named Alien. But while Franco loved playing Alien — who is best known for his arsenal of drugs, sexual exploits with guns and multiple women, AND his distinctive cornrows and grill — he shot down the rumors Monday night that he spent the whole time on and off set in character. RELATED: 'Spring Breakers' Threesome: Hot or Horryfying? "I can't take the cornrows out," Franco told David Letterman. "I have to keep the cornrows in. So I guess if that means I stayed in character when the camera stopped rolling, all right. But I didn't drive around St. Petersburg, Florida saying, 'Let's get some big booties or deal drugs.'" No, not Mr. Franco — he just went back to his hotel and read books. Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: CBS] You Might Also Like:Topanga's Revealing Lingerie Shoot: Hello '90s! 13 Most WTF Fan Tributes
  • Amanda Knox: Italian Court Orders Retrial and Overturns Acquittal
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Mar 26, 2013
    Amanda Knox's story continues on. In the most recent development, Knox has been ordered to retrial again for the murder of her former roommate Meredith Kercher in Italy, NBC News reports. Italy's Court of Cassanation overturned the acquittals of both Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito on Tuesday. In 2009, both Knox and Sollecito were found guilty of the murder and sentenced to over 25 years in prison. Then in 2011, the convictions were overturned, and Knox was able to return home to the United States after spending time in an Italian prison. But despite Tuesday's decision for a retrial, Knox plans to continue to fight for her freedom. "It was painful to receive the news that the Italian Supreme Court decided to send my case back for revision when the prosecution's theory of my involvement in Meredith's murder has been repeatedly revealed to be completely unfounded and unfair," Knox said in a statement. "I believe that any questions as to my innocence must be examined by an objective investigation and a capable prosecution. The prosecution responsible for the many discrepancies in their work must be made to answer for them, for Raffaele's sake, my sake, and most especially for the sake of Meredith's family. Our hearts go out to them." RELATED: Amanda Knox's First Post-Trial Interview Knox added that she and her family will "face this continuing legal battle as we always have, confident in the truth and with our heads held high in the face of wrongful accusations and unreasonable adversity." While Sollecito lives in Italy with his family, Knox is currently back in Seattle, Wash. While it is unlikely for Knox to return voluntarily to Italy for the retrial, if the 2009 conviction is upheld, Italy could demand her extradition. Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images You Might Also Like:15 Oscar-Winning Nude Scenes10 Insane 'Star Wars' Moments You Didn't Notice
  • PETA Responds to Scott Disick's Alligator Hunt: 'Animals Deserve to Live Unmolested'
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Mar 25, 2013
    There's a lot to be said about Kourtney Kardashian's baby daddy Scott Disick. He likes the color purple... a lot. He is overly flirtatious with the wrong people (Kourtney's sisters Kim and Khloe). And, he likes to kill animals. During Sunday night's episode of Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, Lord Disick, as he calls himself, decided to go on an alligator hunt. Rather than just go out to look at some of the animals in the beauty of nature, Disick shot and killed one. Later in the episode, he even skinned the dead gator. Well, people aren't responding too well to this murderous Kardashian scene. "It takes a small man to kill an animal for fun," PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) tells Hollywood.com. "Although exotic animals are mostly unfamiliar to many people, the pain that they endure is real. With their slow metabolism, it can take hours for an alligator's heart to stop beating as they suffer and slowly die. Kind people understand that these intelligent, interesting animals—who fiercely protect their eggs and babies until their hatchlings are 3 years old—deserve to live unmolested with their families, rather than being hunted down in their homes and killed for a cheap human thrill. Animals deserve better from us, and our children deserve more compassionate, thoughtful role models." Any1 else upset by 2nite ep of K&K Take Miami? Taking alligators life on camera as a storyline&making a mockery of it sent me over the edge. — Tori Spelling (@torianddean) March 25, 2013 RELATED: Scott Disick's 'American Psycho' Transformation Is Now Complete While the Kardashian's rep and E! have yet to comment about the graphic scenes, Tori Spelling has taken to Twitter to share her thoughts on last night's episode. "Any1 else upset by 2nite ep of K&K Take Miami?" she wrote. "Taking alligators life on camera as a storyline&making a mockery of it sent me over the edge." All of this so Disick could add to his collection of nonsensical shoes? People, what do you think about Disick's murderous stunt? On a side note, Vienna Girardi, former star of The Bachelor and ex-fiancee of one Jake Pavelka, went on the hunt with Disick — but that's another story on its own. Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: E!/NBC Universal] You Might Also Like:Topanga's Revealing Lingerie Shoot: Hello '90s! 13 Most WTF Fan Tributes
  • Sandra Bullock's Ex Jesse James Marries Alexis DeJoria
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Mar 25, 2013
    Jesse James continued what seems to be a trend in his life by getting married again over the weekend, marking the third time that he has been engaged and the fourth time he has been married in the past four years. No, we're not talking about the infamous American outlaw — we're actually talking about Sandra Bullock's (alleged) cheating ex-husband. James, who is the former CEO of West Coast Choppers, and drag racer Alexis DeJoria tied the knot Sunday in Malibu, Calif., People reports. James' 9-year-old daughter Sunny and Dejoria's 10-year-old daughter Bella acted as double flower girls. James and DeJoria exchanged Neil Lane (the jeweler who designs all of the engagement rings seen on ABC's The Bachelor series) wedding rings in the home of DeJoria's father. RELATED: Oscars 2013: The Full List of Winners As previously mentioned, this is James' third engagement and fourth marriage in four years. James' personal life became the highlight of much scrutiny in March 2010 when several women came forward and claimed to have had affairs with him while he was still married to Bullock. This whole scandal unfolded just weeks after Bullock won the Best Actress Oscar for her work in the 2009 emotional drama The Blind Side. "There is only one person to blame for this whole situation, and that is me," James told People in a statement at the time. "I hope one day they [Sandra and my family] can find it in their hearts to forgive me." Despite his pleas for forgiveness, Bullock and James were officially divorced on June 28, 2010. Less than a year later, James got engaged to tattoo artist Kat Von D. James and Von D officially split in September 2011 — and just under two years later, he has now found himself a new wife. Followe Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: Mike Windle/WireImage] You Might Also Like:15 Oscar-Winning Nude ScenesYoung Jack Black Is Totally Unrecognizable
  • Lindsay Lohan Heads to Rehab: 10 Funniest Pop Culture Tweets of the Week
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Mar 22, 2013
    Have you paid attention to the headlines this past week? If you have, then you know that Tiger Woods has a new girlfriend. No, she's not a stripper or a porn star — she is professional ski racer Lindsey Vonn. We also got to celebrate being Irish on Sunday, even if we weren't Irish. And then on Monday, Lindsay Lohan headed to court where she was sentenced to go back to rehab. Yes, it's been an entertaining week in pop culture — and the Twitter comedians had plenty of material. RELATED: Lindsay Lohan's New Mug Shot Completes 'The Lohan Lot' Check out the 10 funniest pop culture tweets of the week. 10 Funniest Pop Culture Tweets of the Week: 1. Wendi McLendon-Covey: "This just in: Michelle Shocked and Victoria Jackson are forming a ukelele/screaming act called 'THE IRRELEVANTS.'" This just in: Michelle Shocked and Victoria Jackson are forming a ukelele/screaming act called "THE IRRELEVANTS." — Wendi McLendon-Covey (@wendimclendonco) March 19, 2013 2. Rob Delaney: ".@ChanningTatum teach me... pic.twitter.com/kguVTshwxv" .@channingtatum teach me... twitter.com/robdelaney/sta… — rob delaney (@robdelaney) March 19, 2013 3. Joan Rivers: "Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough have split up. The judges have voted her out of the relationship." Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough have split up. The judges have voted her out of the relationship. — Joan Rivers (@Joan_Rivers) March 19, 2013 4. Michael Ian Black: "Does this mean Lindsey Vonn is going to start doing porn?" Does this mean Lindsey Vonn is going to start doing porn? — Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) March 18, 2013 4. Lauren Ashley Bishop: "i bet linsday lohan took the 90 day stint in rehab deal just to get out of paying rent for 3 months" i bet linsday lohan took the 90 day stint in rehab deal just to get out of paying rent for 3 months — lauren ashley bishop (@sbellelauren) March 18, 2013 5. Conan O’Brien: "I picked M.I.T. in my NCAA pool. Their robots are unstoppable." I picked M.I.T. in my NCAA pool. Their robots are unstoppable. — Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) March 19, 2013 6. Sam Grittner: "Lil' Wayne was released from the hospital an hour ago. Doctors told him to take it Weezy." Lil' Wayne was released from the hospital an hour ago. Doctors told him to take it Weezy. — Sam Grittner (@SamGrittner) March 19, 2013 7. Paula Pell: "#Enlightened is cancelled but the good news is on this week's "Kardashians Go Somewhere" they had a vagina smell-off. I need to lay down." #Enlightened is cancelled but the good news is on this week's "Kardashians Go Somewhere" they had a vagina smell-off. I need to lay down. — Paula Pell (@perlapell) March 20, 2013 8. Allie Hagan: "I hope Lindsey Vonn got all her shots." I hope Lindsey Vonn got all her shots. — Allie Hagan (@allie_hagan) March 18, 2013 9. Morgan Murphy: "I'd buy a calendar where every month is a new picture of Danny DeVito & Rhea Perlman cuddling." I'd buy a calendar where every month is a new picture of Danny DeVito & Rhea Perlman cuddling. — Morgan Murphy (@morgan_murphy) March 16, 2013 10. Sammy Rhodes: "I’d rather get mauled by a bear than pronounce Bon Iver in front of a table of hipsters." I’d rather get mauled by a bear than pronounce Bon Iver in front of a table of hipsters. — sammy rhodes (@prodigalsam) March 20, 2013 Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: Santa Monica Police Department] You Might Also Like:15 Oscar-Winning Nude ScenesYoung Jack Black Is Totally Unrecognizable
  • Billboard Beats: Baauer's 'Harlem Shake' Is No. 1 for Fifth Week
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Mar 21, 2013
    "Harlem Shake" is like a toxic disease that just can't be cured. It's spreading all over but even those of us who are already tired of the song can't stop scratching. But it looks like there aren't any vaccines available, as Baauer's girating dance tune is again at the top of Billboard.com's Hot 100 chart for the fifthe week in a row (darn you, YouTube!).  Just behind "Harlem Shake," Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" is holding onto No. 2 and Bruno Mars "When I Was Your Man" onto No. 3. RELATED: 'Harlem Shake' Is Still No. 1 See what other singles made the cut this week. The Top 10 Songs on Billboard.com's Hot 100 Chart: 1. "Harlem Shake" by BaauerPeak Position: 1Last Week's Position: 1Weeks on Chart: 5 2. "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Featuring WanzPeak Position: 1Last Week's Position: 2Weeks on Chart: 24 3. "When I Was Your Man" by Bruno MarsPeak Position: 3Last Week's Position: 3Weeks on Chart: 13 4. "Suit & Tie" by Justin TimberlakePeak Position: 4Last Week's Position: 5Weeks on Chart: 10 5. "Stay" by Rihanna, Featuring Mikky EkkoPeak Position: 3Last Week's Position: 4Weeks on Chart: 6 6. "Started From The Bottom" by DrakePeak Position: 6Last Week's Position: 7Weeks on Chart: 6 7. "I Knew You Were Trouble." by Taylor SwiftPeak Position: 2Last Week's Position: 6Weeks on Chart: 22 8. "Give Me A Reason" by P!nk, Featuring Nate RuessPeak Position: 8Last Week's Position: 18Weeks on Chart: 5 9. "Scream & Shout" by will.i.am and Britney SpearsPeak Position: 3Last Week's Position: 8Weeks on Chart: 16 10. "Feel This Moment" by Pitbull, Featuring Christina AguileraPeak Position: 10Last Week's Position: 13Weeks on Chart: 8 Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: Facebook] You Might Also Like:15 Oscar-Winning Nude ScenesYoung Jack Black Is Totally Unrecognizable