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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."
  • Jenny McCarthy's Talk Show: The Perfect Substitute for Clubbing — EXCLUSIVE
    By: Lindsey DiMattina February 06, 2013 11:40am EST
    It's Friday night. You are sitting on a sleek leather couch, sipping on a stiff drink. The DJ is blasting music. Go-go dancers are up on their platforms twisting their bodies back-and-forth quickly to the music. And the crowd around you is getting loose on the dance floor. Are you in a Vegas club throwing it back at Kim Kardashian's birthday party? Or maybe you are on South Beach heating it up with a Bradley Cooper lookalike? Sorry to burst your bubble, but you are not. You are actually at home sitting on your own secondhand, upholstered sofa, and watching TV. But not just any old TV show. You are tuned into The Jenny McCarthy Show, Jenny McCarthy's new talk show. And this show is taking you to a place you want to be. “It’s a lot like a back VIP room of a club," McCarthy tells Hollywood.com, describing the set of her new program. "I want to have that feel of the club's just closed, but the owner pushed you back into a back VIP room." Complete with DJ, bartender, and go-go dancers, you don't even have to leave your living room to go out on Friday nights (though the show only lasts 30 minutes). And alcohol will also be available for audience members and celebrity guests to drink. "We have a pre-party before the show starts so the audience gets to drink," she says. The alcohol will take its effect. "It turns into, like, MTV Grind at the end.” Besides the setting, it's McCarthy's interview strategy that promises to make this show entertaining. "Me and two celebrity guests stay out there the entire 30 minutes," she says. "I get into a little bit of pop culture, but we don’t have set jokes for them. It’s more of a discussion. It does get funny at times, but it’s not anything that is pre-scripted." Celebrities can share their thoughts on the day's hot topics. "Like, we would talk about Beyoncé and how she totally rocked the [Super Bowl]," McCarthy explains. "We’re trying to figure out how to get celebrities to break their shells and come out." RELATED: Whoa! Jenny McCarthy Is Naked in 'Playboy' Again McCarthy developed this plan by testing it on Bradley Cooper. "I took a flip cam and I interviewed him," she says. "Both of us, laying down on our backs and I hold up the flip cam and just kind of do a real casual interview. And the stuff that celebrities say, they are always amazed afterwards, going, ‘I can’t believe I just said that.'" And McCarthy has no fears about material — she already has a slew of opinions on pop culture topics to get the conversations rolling. For instance, McCarthy is a huge fan of Beyoncé and denounces all of her haters. "She's awesome," McCarthy says. "She deserves to be a diva. She works really hard at it ... I love what she did at the Super Bowl. She completely deserved to completely wipe out all the lights. She just shined. [And] she just makes me think of female power. So when I see her standing there with her hands on her hips shaking it, going, 'I can be hot and I can also be strong,' it's an awesome combination to have." RELATED: Jenny McCarthy to Pose for 'Playboy' Again But then there are people like Chris Brown, who McCarthy just can't get behind. Frank Ocean may have forgiven Brown (who is known for beating up is girlfriend Rihanna) for allegedly punching him last week, but McCarthy knows that Brown will get what he deserves. "I’m a big believer in karma," she says. "You just have to sit back and watch it happen. The universe does not let you get away with stuff like that." And Lindsay Lohan could even be up for discussion; the girl always seems to be involved in one controversy or another. "Lindsay keeps asserting herself, and that’s the sad part," McCarthy says. "When you see someone needing help and not being able to get it, it’s more sad than aggravating.” McCarthy may even touch upon the more serious topics, like Justin Timberlake coming out with new music after all these years — and she is going to be honest about her thoughts. "I like it, [but] I don’t love it," she says. "I miss his 'Sexy Back' sound. I’d like him to bring his sexy back.” RELATED: Jenny McCarthy Scores New VH1 Show It's McCarthy's raw strategy that she feels will make her show a success. "If I’m not my authentic self, people will smell bulls*** a mile away," she says. "And I want to always carry that brand with me, being true to who I am and being true the audience." “I’m so excited," McCarthy says. "I’m hoping people respond well to it because it’s something [I’ve] been waiting for, for so long.” The Jenny McCarthy Show premieres Friday on VH1. Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: Getty Images] You Might Also Like:  Adam Brody, Leighton Meester Dating? 'Smash' Crashes in Ratings: What Went Wrong 'Walking Dead' Tops Deadliest Shows: Exclusive
  • Late Night Last Night: Justin Bieber Plays Basketball with Ramen and Chuck Norris
    By: Lindsey DiMattina February 06, 2013 6:08am EST
    There's no doubt about it — Jimmy Fallon likes to play games. And on Tuesday night, he found the perfect playmate: Justin Bieber. After a short chat about Bieber's new album and his upcoming Saturday Night Live gig, Fallon challenged the singer to a basketball shoot off. But instead of using basketballs, the two opted for four random objects including a Tim Hortons iced coffee, a mannequin head, a bowl of Ramen noodles, and a framed picture of Chuck Norris. RELATED: Late Night: Gov. Chris Christie Talks Fat Jokes Bieber got a little too intimate with mannequin head, showing us some of his horrifying kissing techniques. Fallon then tried to copy Bieber's lead... with interesting results. In the end, Fallon whipped Bieber's butt with a score of 2-0. Go Fallon! Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: Lloyd Bishop/NBC] From Our Partners: 40 Most Scandalous See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1) Insane ‘ Fast & Furious 6’ Trailer! (Moviefone)
  • Late Night Last Night: Gov. Chris Christie Eats Doughnuts and Reads Fat Jokes
    By: Lindsey DiMattina February 05, 2013 6:33am EST
    There's no question about the fact that people are insecure about their bodies, and usually find it offensive when someone cracks a joke about their weight. But not New Jersey Governor Chris Christie — he actually finds some of the jokes that are made about his obesity rather entertaining, especially when David Letterman is the one making them. Christie shared his feelings about the topic with Letterman on Monday night. "How do you feel about me?" Letterman asked. "I love you, Dave," Christie replied. "A love that I have a difficult time really explaining. A deep and abiding love." RELATED: Late Night: Matt Damon Is In Command of Kimmel's Ship Letterman was confused by Christie's answer. "But I've made jokes about you," he said. "Not just one or two. Not just on-going here and there, but..." Christie paused Letterman from going on by taking a bite out of a doughnut. Point made, Christie. But that didn't satisfy Letterman, and he continued to ask if his jokes hurt Christie's feelings. "I only care if you're funny," Christie said. "From my perspective, if the joke is funny, I laugh, even if it's about me. If it's not funny, I don't laugh. But I've never felt like it was anything that bugged me all that much." Christie admitted that he only found about "40 percent" of the jokes funny, though. RELATED: Late Night: Kevin Spacey Impersonates Al Pacino To drive his point home, Christie read of some of the jokes that Letterman has made about his weight in the past. Check out his favorites below: Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: CBS] You Might Also Like: Biden? Ford? Surprisingly Hot Young Pics of Politicians Who Wore This Crazy Hat? Stars Who Changed Their Look After Love
  • 'Phil Spector' Trailer: Al Pacino As An Impassioned Music Producer Turned Murderer
    By: Lindsey DiMattina February 05, 2013 3:41am EST
    What goes behind the making of a music legend? Apparently, a gun and some bullets. In the first full-length trailer of HBO's upcoming biopic, Phil Spector, we see Al Pacino morph into the infamous record producer turned murderer. RELATED: Al Pacino Will Play Phil Spector in Biopic In 2009, the real-life Spector was convicted of second degree murder for the 2003 shooting and death of actress Lana Clarkson. The trailer gives us a brief glimpse into the story behind the trial Spector (played by Pacino) had to endure following Clarkson's death. But even with Helen Mirren playing defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden, it seems unlikely that Spector will get off the hook in this tragic series of events. RELATED: Phil Spector Biopic Takes a Few Stabbings The trailer also shows a glimpse into the complicated, yet passionate relationship that Spector shared with his attorney throughout all his tribulations. Love, death, and passion — what else can we ask for? Phil Spector airs on HBO March 24. Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: Phillip V. Caruso/HBO] You Might Also Like: Biden? Ford? Surprisingly Hot Young Pics of Politicians Who Wore This Crazy Hat? Stars Who Changed Their Look After Love
  • Frank Ocean Not Pressing Charges Against Chris Brown Over Brawl?
    By: Lindsey DiMattina February 04, 2013 6:13am EST
    If someone slugged you and left you injured, you would more than likely want to see your attacker thrown behind bars. But not Frank Ocean. It sounds like the singer-songwriter would rather opt for the high road. Just last week, Ocean was allegedly attacked by fellow singer Chris Brown in the parking lot of their recording studio and left with a wounded finger — and now, Ocean has taken to Tumblr to seemingly address the situation. While he doesn't mention Brown's name in the post, it's only logical to guess that the post was written in response to the brawl. RELATED: Chris Brown Allegedly Punches Frank Ocean in a Parking Lot "As a child I thought if someone jumped me it would result in me murdering or mutilating a man," Ocean writes. "But as a man I am not a killer. I’m an artist and a modern person." He continues, "I’ll choose sanity. No criminal charges. No civil lawsuit. Forgiveness, albeit difficult, is wisdom. Peace, albeit trite, is what I want in my short life. Peace." If those statements aren't directed at Brown, we swear we'll eat our hats.  RELATED: Chris Brown is Back on Twitter If Ocean has truly decided to take the high road, then Brown might want to start planning some sort of huge show of gratitude. Brown already has enough dirty history on his record — in 2009, he plead guilty to assaulting Rihanna, and in 2012, he was allegedly involved in a nightclub brawl with Drake — to keep him on the celebrity sh** list, and he doesn't need to add any more charges. So maybe this upcoming weekend we'll see Brown apologize to Ocean at the Grammys for his alleged wrongdoings? Maybe? Eh, we're not holding our breath.  Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: WENN] You Might Also Like: Biden? Ford? Surprisingly Hot Young Pics of Politicians Who Wore This Crazy Hat? Stars Who Changed Their Look After Love
  • Beyonce Announces 'The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour'
    By: Lindsey DiMattina February 04, 2013 3:32am EST
    After Sunday night's stunning Super Bowl Halftime show, there's no questioning the fact that Beyoncé practically runs the world. And if you truly aren't convinced after that performance (Lord help you), you may soon get the chance to reanalyze the singer's talents when she takes the stage in a city near you. That's right, Beyoncé is going on tour! Beyoncé announced on her website that, starting in April, she will be going on an international tour, which she has titled "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" (a nod to her marriage to Jay-Z). RELATED: 47 Reasons Beyonce's Halftime Show Was Better Than The Super Bowl Beyoncé's tour will kick off on April 15 in Belgrade, Serbia. She will then continue on throughout Europe, concluding her tour of the continent in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 29. After that, she will cross the ocean back to North America. Her first performance in the U.S.A. will be in Los Angeles at the Staples Center on June 28. Throughout the rest of the summer, Beyoncé will tour the the United States and Canada, with her final concert taking place on Aug. 3 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. RELATED: 19 Terms to Help Beyonce Fans Get Through the Super Bowl Watch the trailer below to get even more pumped about Beyonce's world tour! Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images] You Might Also Like: Biden? Ford? Surprisingly Hot Young Pics of Politicians Who Wore This Crazy Hat? Stars Who Changed Their Look After Love
  • Stephen Colbert Makes an Alicia Keys Pun: 10 Funniest Pop Culture Tweets of the Week
    By: Lindsey DiMattina February 01, 2013 11:00am EST
    Beyoncé may have admitted to lip-synching at the Presidential Inauguration (go ahead and take a moment of silence), but that's not the only bit of news that got people talking this week. In fact, it's been a pretty crazy week in the world of pop culture. From Alicia Keys' appointment as the Creative Director of BlackBerry to CBS rejecting SodaStream's Super Bowl commercial because they believed it bashed Coca-Cola and Pepsi, this week has given the celebrity community — and us — a lot to chat about. RELATED: Steven Tyler Could Cause The End of the Celeb Bikini Pic Check out the 10 funniest tweets about pop culture from this past week! The 10 Funniest Pop Culture Tweets of the Week: 1. Stephen Colbert: "BlackBerry's new Global Creative Director will be Alicia Keys. Much better than the one they'd been testing out, Alicia Touchscreen." BlackBerry's new Global Creative Director will be Alicia Keys. Much better than the one they'd been testing out, Alicia Touchscreen. — Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) January 31, 2013 2. Josh Gondelman: "When Chris Brown says, 'Nice guys finish last,' he rubs his hands together and cackles." When Chris Brown says, "Nice guys finish last," he rubs his hands together and cackles. — Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) February 1, 2013 3. Alec Baldwin: "RIP Ed Koch, as much a part of NY as Central Park, hot dog carts, the Yankees, the subway. A mayor of the people like few others..." RIP Ed Koch, as much a part of NY as Central Park, hot dog carts, the Yankees, the subway.A mayor of the people like few others... — ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) February 1, 2013 4. Patton Oswalt: Oswalt tweeted the caption "Racist" with the below photo. Racist. 5. Mike Drucker: "'I can't wait to see Silver Linings Playgirl.' - My Mom, who will probably be disappointed very soon" "I can't wait to see Silver Linings Playgirl." - My Mom, who will probably be disappointed very soon — Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) January 29, 2013 6. Neal Brennan: "'You've Got Mail' is just adorable 'Catfish.'" "You've Got Mail" is just adorable "Catfish." — Neal Brennan (@nealbrennan) January 31, 2013 7. Rainn Wilson: "When The Office is over Ill unzip my human suit and show u ingrates how fine the actors are from Zarsnep 3!" When The Office is over Ill unzip my human suit and show u ingrates how fine the actors are from Zarsnep 3! — RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) January 31, 2013 8. Sam Morril: "I can't wait to see the new Hansel and Gretel movie!"- a pedophile" "I can't wait to see the new Hansel and Gretel movie!"- a pedophile — Sam Morril (@sammorril) January 25, 2013 9. Matt Warburton: “Singin' in the Rain is the best movie ever made about ADR.” Singin' in the Rain is the best movie ever made about ADR. — Matt Warburton (@MCWarburton) January 27, 2013 10. Mike Birbiglia: "I don't know the people at @SodaStreamUSA, but when they defeat Coke and Pepsi, I hope they don't turn into dicks." I don't know the people at @sodastreamusa, but when they defeat Coke and Pepsi, I hope they don't turn into dicks. — Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) February 1, 2013 Which tweet did you find the most entertaining? Share your thoughts below! Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: Comedy Central, Twitter]
  • Late Night Last Night: Kevin Spacey Does a ‘Brilliant’ Impersonation of Al Pacino
    By: Lindsey DiMattina February 01, 2013 5:40am EST
    Impersonations are always hit or miss. Actors will either nail every element of another person's character, or just get lost in the confusion of the target's attributes. On Thursday night, David Letterman pointed out a talented actor who does a great impersonation. Letterman told his guest, Al Pacino, that Kevin Spacey does "a pretty good job of" of imitating the The Godfather star. But Pacino didn't agree with Letterman. "I don't really [think he does a good job]," he told the host. "I think it's good if people like it. You know? But, I don't see myself in his impression." Well, Letterman wasn't going to lose the argument. He had to prove his point, and to do so, he surprised Pacino by inviting Spacey to come out on stage. And as soon as Spacey and Pacino were done dancing, literally, Spacey kicked right into Pacino mode. "Oh shut up, Dave!" Spacey said in a deep, husky voice that sounded quite similar to Pacino's. "I worked on something just for this moment. I had to write it down." Spacey then slid down into his seat, and in the same gruff voice, spit out a few more comments, driving Letterman's point home. "That is brilliant," Pacino said. Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: CBS] More: Late Night Last Night: Charlie Sheen Calls Lance Armstrong 'A Douche' Late Night Last Night: Matt Damon Is In Command of Kimmels 'Ship' – VIDEOS Late Night Last Night: Kim Kardashian's Divorce Drama Drags On — VIDEO You Might Also Like: ’Hunger Games: Catching Fire’: Spoilery Pics From Google Maps 20 Hottest Celebrity Bikini Bodies
  • Jennifer Hudson to Perform Live at the Super Bowl with the Sandy Hook Chorus
    By: Lindsey DiMattina February 01, 2013 3:47am EST
    While America will be celebrating one of its favorite pastimes this upcoming Sunday, it will also be remembering the tragic shooting that took place in Newtown, Conn. on Dec 14., when 26 children and faculty members that were brutally killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. To honor the victims, Jennifer Hudson and 26 students from the school will be performing "America the Beautiful" during the Super Bowl XLVII pregame, NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy said, according to USA Today. They are scheduled to perform shortly after Alicia Keys sings the National Anthem. For Hudson, this performance will mark the second time that she has performed at the Super Bowl, and must carry a special personal significance due to the tragedies she herself has faced. Shortly after her mother, brother, and nephew were killed during a shooting in 2008, Hudson took a three-month break from the limelight. She didn't resume her public appearances until Super Bowl XLIII, where she sang the National Anthem. On Sunday, Hudson and the chorus, will be putting on a performance that is sure to touch the hearts of everyone who watches. Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: Matt Sayles/AP Photo] More: Beyonce Heats Up Super Bowl Rehearsal — PICS Super Bowl: Nipplegate, Prince's Guitar Phallus and 6 Other Halftime Show Controversies Some Morons Think Neil Patrick Harris' Super Bowl Ad Mocks Christianity You Might Also Like: 40 Hottest Celebrity TwitPics of January (Vh1) ’Star Wars’ vs. ’Star Trek’: 15 Insane, Awesome Mashups (Moviefone)
  • The Billboard Beats: Justin Timberlake's 'Suit & Tie' Knocked Out of Top 10
    By: Lindsey DiMattina January 31, 2013 8:56am EST
    Is it possible that Justin Timberlake has worn out his welcome so quickly? Timberlake made his comeback to music a few weeks ago with his single "Suit & Tie" featuring Jay-Z — and if the Billboard Hot 100 Chart is any indication, it doesn't have quite the staying power he hoped for. Last week, the single showed promise as it jumped 80 spots on the chart, peaking at No. 4. But this week, the throwback-to-funk tune just couldn't hold on — it is missing from the top 10 completely. Thursday, "Suit & Tie" moved down to No. 13 from its fourth position spot. But staying strong, however, is Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' ridiculously catchy rap, "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz. The song held onto the No. 1 spot for the second week in a row, with Bruno Mars still "Locked" into No. 2. Check out the other songs that made it to the top 10 this week! RELATED: the Billboard Beats: Macklemore's 'Thrift Shop' Steals No. 1 from Bruno Mars The Top 10 Songs of Billboard.com's Hot 100 Chart: 1. "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Featuring Wanz Last Week's Position: 1 Weeks on the Chart: 17 Peak: 1 2. "Locked Out of Heaven" by Bruno Mars Last Week's Position: 2 Weeks on the Chart: 17 Peak: 1 3. "Ho Hey" by The Lumineers Last Week's Position: 3 Weeks on the Chart: 34 Peak: 3 4. "I Knew You Were Trouble." by Taylor Swift Last Week's Position: 5 Weeks on the Chart: 15 Peak: 2 5. "Scream & Shout" by will.i.am & Britney Spears Last Week's Position: 6 Weeks on the Chart: 9 Peak: 5 6. "Don't You Worry Child" by Swedish House Mafia, Featuring John Martin Last Week's Position: 7 Weeks on the Chart: 19 Peak: 6 7. "Beauty And A Beat" by Justin Bieber, Featuring Nicki Minaj Last Week's Position: 9 Weeks on the Chart: 16 Peak: 5 8. "Diamonds" by Rihanna Last Week's Position: 8 Weeks on the Chart: 18 Peak: 1 9. "Home" by Phillip Phillips Last Week's Position: 10 Weeks on the Chart: 31 Peak: 6 10. "F**kin Problems" by A$AP Rocky, Featuring Drake, 2 Chainz, and Kendrick Lamar Last Week's Position: 15 Weeks on the Chart: 13 Peak: 10 Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: Facebook] You Might Also Like: 40 Hottest Celebrity TwitPics of January (Vh1) ’Star Wars’ vs. ’Star Trek’: 15 Insane, Awesome Mashups (Moviefone)