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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."
  • Chris Brown Tests Positive for Drugs, Continues on Probation for Rihanna Case
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Sep 25, 2012
    Chris Brown and Rihanna may have kissed at the MTV Video Music Awards back in September, but just because they have made up doesn't mean that Brown is done with probation. In June 2009, Brown plead guilty to felony assault against his then girlfriend Rihanna, and he is still on probation over three years later. On Monday, the 23-year-old singer appeared in court for a probation hearing; during that hearing, evidence surfaced that Brown had failed a drug test on June 18 in Virginia where he was working on his court mandated community service hours, TMZ reports. But because Judge Patricia Schnegg never said that Brown had to undergo drug testing as part of his probation, she let the offender slide on by. She reportedly only reminded him not to break the law. A probation report cites that Brown had told his probation officer that he had a medical marijuana prescription card and smoked the weed in California, where it's legal to do so. He then allegedly failed the drug test in Virginia, where smoking pot is against the law. Besides this recent offense, Judge Schnegg has ordered for the case to be moved to California (where Brown currently lives). According to E!, a Nov. 1 hearing has been set, and Brown must register with California probation within 72 hours. On that date, Brown's drug test reportedly will again be placed under scrutiny and further clarification will be placed on a discrepancy over Brown's completed service hours. Rihanna, meanwhile, had some interesting thoughts to share on Twitter Monday. Could she have been talking about Brown? You decide. Praying for you baby, my best wishes are with you today! Remember that whatever God does in our lives, it is WELL DONE!!! #1Love— Rihanna (@rihanna) September 24, 2012 Hollywood.com has reached out to Brown's rep and attorney for comment. Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. More: Rihanna's Tearful Talk with Oprah about Chris Brown — VIDEO Chris Brown Labeled 'Woman Beater' on New CD MTV VMAs: What You Didn't See From Our Partners: Alessandra Ambrosio, Gwen Stefani, Kelly Ripa: 19 Muscular Mothers — GALLERY (Celebuzz) ’Twilight’ Star Kellan Lutz on ‘Breaking Dawn Part 2’ and Graduating with Emmett Cullen — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO (Celebuzz)
  • The Inelegant Emmys: Four Winners and Their Shameless Stunts
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Sep 24, 2012
    For some, Sunday's 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards were all about fierce competition and gaining notoriety amongst their Hollywood television peers. Stars had their sights set on the gold trophies, and when the win wasn't handed to them, their hopes, dreams, and confidence all came crashing down around them. But then there were some stars who seemed to take the day a little less seriously. Hell, let's be direct. There were some stars — like Lena Dunham, who was nominated three times but didn't take home one trophy, and Sofia Vergara, who was only named the sexiest woman on television — who made a game out of the day. And some of the celebrities who fell into this category even took the fun and games to a whole different level by turning their day's antics into crude and crass acts that they proudly displayed on the internet via social media. These crazy celebrities photos are the ones that we think deserve their own unique trophies because they just weren't afraid to let loose and have some fun. So, in our own mini crazy competition, we give you the Inelegant Emmys. Outstanding Undies Jesse Tyler Ferguson shows off his under-suit attire. "Spanx awayyyyyyyy! #Emmy Day!" he captioned his heroic pose on WhoSay. Too bad the Modern Family actor didn't continue in his Tom Cruise-Risky Business look onto the red carpet. That sure would have given Giuliana Rancic something to talk about. Best TV Butt As if a win for sexiest woman on television wasn't enough for Sofia Vergara, the Modern Family actress decided that the whole world needed more of her assets and proudly displayed her butt cheeks on WhoSay for all to see. Supporting Bowel Movement We've seen his humor executed in the hysterical HBO series Girls, but even off-screen, executive producer Judd Apatow likes to be bold and brazen. Especially when it comes to bathroom jokes. Apatow decided it was a grand idea to share a picture of a dirty urinal from the HBO Emmys after party on Twitter. Thankfully, he left it at just that and refrained from tweeting from the actual toilet. Lead Actress in a Cake Eating Contest While other celebrities were munching on celery sticks and carrots trying to keep the petite frames slim so that they could fit into their dresses, Girls star Lena Dunham opted for a more tasteful treat: a whole cake to be precise. Dunham instagramed her Emmy breakfast, fork and cake in hand. Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: WhoSay, Twitter, Instagram] More: 2012 Emmy Awards: See the Full List of Winners Here! Emmys 2012: How Did 'Girls' Win Nothing? Emmys 2012 Red Carpet: Who Were the Fashion Winners? From Our Partners: Ripped! 19 Muscular Mothers — GALLERY (Celebuzz) ’Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2’ Star Talks 'The End' — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO (Celebuzz)
  • Kerri Walsh Jennings Is Pregnant with Her Third Child
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Sep 24, 2012
    Three must be Kerri Walsh Jennings' lucky number. Not only did the volleyball star score her third Olympic gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics this summer, but she is also expecting her third baby. Jennings, 34, revealed the news — and the revelation that she was pregnant while competing in London — on the Today show Monday morning. “When I was throwing my body around fearlessly, and going for gold for our country, I was pregnant," she said, as her husband Casey Jennings held her hand. "And today I’m 11 weeks pregnant." And even though Jennings and her husband started trying to conceive prior to the Olympics, she didn't expect to find success right away. “I’m a pretty happy girl and I was unreasonably moody,” she said. "I thought it could have been the stress of the games and travel kind of throws your schedule off, but I knew. At some point, you’re late and then you start feeling something. And I definitely started feeling something in London.” Jennings is so excited to be giving her sons Joey, 3, and Sundance, 2, a little brother or sister. "I just can't keep my mouth shut," she said. "It's so exciting. It feels so great to tell people." Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: Getty Images] More: Sharon Stone Hospitalized in Italy — REPORT A 'Full House' 25th Anniversary Reunion Happened — PIC Billy Joe Armstrong Checks Into Rehab From Our Partners: Ripped! 19 Muscular Mothers — GALLERY (Celebuzz) ’Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2’ Star Talks 'The End' — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO (Celebuzz)
  • 2012 Emmy Awards: See the Full List of Winners Here!
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Sep 23, 2012
    It's the biggest night in television. But will it be the most surprising one? Turns out, not quite. Though there were a few shockers during Sunday's 64th annual Emmy Awards — for instance, Homeland's Damian Lewis wins over Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston — ABC's Modern Family was, per usual, the belle of the ball with four Emmys, including Outstanding Comedy series. Other big winners of the evening? Showtime's Homeland — which also picked up four wins, including Outstanding Drama — HBO's Game Change — which won four awards, including Best Miniseries or Movie — and Louis C.K., who won Outstanding Writing for his FX darling Louie and Outstanding Writing in a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special for Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theater.  Who else walked home with a gold statue? See the complete winners list below and be sure to check out our Emmys hub for all breaking news, interviews, and features surrounding the 2012 Emmys! Outstanding Drama Series Boardwalk Empire Breaking Bad Downton Abbey Winner: Homeland Mad Men Game of Thrones Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Ed O'Neill, Modern Family Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family Ty Burrell, Modern Family Winner: Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live Max Greenfield, New Girl Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Winner: Louis C.K., Louie Lena Dunham, Girls Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation Michael Schur, Parks and Recreation Chris McKenna, Community Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series Winner: Steve Levitan, Modern Family Robert B. Weide, Curb Your Enthusiasm Lena Dunham, Girls Louis C.K., Duckling Jason Winer, Modern Family Jake Kasdan, New Girl Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie Winner: Julie Bowen, Modern Family Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live Sofia Vergara, Modern Family Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives Outstanding Comedy Series The Big Bang Theory Curb Your Enthusiasm Girls Winner: Modern Family 30 Rock Veep Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Zooey Deschanel, New Girl Lena Dunham, Girls Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie Tina Fey, 30 Rock Winner: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock Don Cheadle, House of Lies Louis C.K., Louie Winner: Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory Outstanding Made for TV Movie/Miniseries American Horror Story Winner: Game Change Hatfields & McCoys Hemingway and Gellhorn Luther Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia Leading Actor in a Made for TV Movie/Miniseries Woody Harrelson, Game Change Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia Idris Elba, Luther Winner: Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys Lead Actress in a Made for TV Movie/Miniseries Winner: Julianne Moore, Game Change Connie Britton, American Horror Story Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn Emma Thompson, The Song of Lunch Ashley Judd, Missing Outstanding Reality-Competition Program Winner: The Amazing Race Dancing With the Stars Project Runway So You Think You Can Dance Top Chef The Voice Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program Winner: Tom Bergeron, Dancing With The Stars Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race Ryan Seacrest, American Idol Betty White, Betty White's Off Their Rockers Outstanding Reality Program Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution MythBusters Antiques Roadshow Shark Tank Winner: Undercover Boss Who Do You Think You Are? Outstanding Nonfiction Series American Masters Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Inside The Actors Studio The Weight Of The Nation Winner: Frozen Planet Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series The Colbert Report Winner: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Jimmy Kimmel Live! Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Real Time with Bill Maher Saturday Night Live Outstanding Variety Special Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute To America's Golden Girl Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker Winner: The Kennedy Center Honors Mel Brooks And Dick Cavett Together Again Tony Bennett: Duets II (Great Performances) Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Winner: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad Brendan Coyle, Downton Abbey Jim Carter, Downton Abbey Jared Harris, Mad Men Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad Winner: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey Joanna Froggatt, Downton Abbey Christina Hendricks, Mad Men Christine Baranski, The Good Wife Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Sarah Paulson, Game Change Frances Conroy, American Horror Story Winner: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story Judy Davis, Page Eight Mare Winningham, Hatfields & McCoys Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie Ed Harris, Game Change Denis O'Hare, American Horror Story David Strathairn, Hemingway & Gellhorn Martin Freeman, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia Winner: Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Dot-Marie Jones, Glee Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock Margaret Cho, 30 Rock Winner: Kathy Bates, Two and a Half Men Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Michael J. Fox, Curb Your Enthusiasm Greg Kinnear, Modern Family Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie Winner: Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live Will Arnett, 30 Rock Jon Hamm, 30 Rock Guest Actress in a Drama Series Winner: Martha Plimpton, The Good Wife Loretta Devine, Grey's Anatomy Jean Smart, Harry's Law Julia Ormond, Mad Men Joan Cusack, Shameless Uma Thurman, Smash Guest Actor in a Drama Series Mark Margolis, Breaking Bad Dylan Baker, The Good Wife Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife Winner: Jeremy Davies, Justified Ben Feldman, Mad Men Jason Ritter, Parenthood Outstanding Animated Program American Dad Bob's Burgers Futurama Winner: The Penguins Of Madagascar: The Return Of The Revenge Of Dr. Blowhole The Simpsons Outstanding Children's Program Degrassi Good Luck Charlie iCarly Victorious Winner: Wizards Of Waverly Place Writing for a Drama Series Winner: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff, Homeland Directing for a Drama Series Winner: Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad Brian Percival, Downton Abbey Phil Abraham, Mad Men Michael Cuesta, Homeland Lead Actor in a Drama Series Winner: Damian Lewis, Homeland Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire Michael C. Hall, Dexter Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey Jon Hamm, Mad Men Lead Actress in a Drama Series Winner: Claire Danes, Homeland Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife Kathy Bates, Harry's Law Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey Glenn Close, Damages Writing for a Variety Special  Winner: Louis C.K., Louis C.K. Live At The Beacon Theatre Dave Boone, Written by; Paul Greenberg, 65th Annual Tony Awards George Stevens, Jr., Written by; Michael M. Stevens, Written by; Sara Lukinson, Written by; Lewis Friedman, The Kennedy Center Honors Jon Macks, Written by; Dave Boone, Written by; Carol Leifer, Written by; Tim Carvell, Special Material Written by; Jeff Cesario, Special Material Written by; Billy Crystal, Special Material Written by; Ed Driscoll, Special Material Written by; Billy Martin, Special Material Written by; Ben Schwartz, Special Material Written by; Marc Shaiman, Special Material Written by; Eric Stangel, Special Material Written by; Justin Stangel, Special Material Written by; David Steinberg, Special Material Written by; Mason Steinberg, Special Material Written by; Colleen Werthmann, 84th Annual Academy Awards Jon Macks, Written by; Steve Ridgeway, Written by; Mason Steinberg, Written by; Brad Lachman, Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute To America's Golden Girl Directing for a Variety Special Don Mischer, 84th Annual Academy Awards Louis J. Horvitz, The 54th Annual Grammy Awards Louis C.K, Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre Alan Skog, New York City Ballet George Balanchine's The Nutcracker (Live From Lincoln Center) Winner:  Glenn Weiss, 65th Annual Tony Awards Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or a Dramatic Special Winner: Danny Strong, Game Change Ted Mann, Ronald Parker & Bill Abi Morgan, The Hour Neil Cross, Luther Steven Moffat, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia Directing for a Miniseries, Movie, or a Dramatic Special Winner: Jay Roach, Game Change Philip Kaufman, Hemmingway & Gellhorn Paul McGuigan, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia Kevin Reynolds, Hatfields & McCoys Sam Miller, Luther [Photo Credit: ABC] More:  Emmys Idle Threats: Give Steve Buscemi an Emmy or I'll Waste Away with Whiskey Emmy Idle Threats: Give 'Game of Thrones' Emmy Gold or I'll Give (?) a Crown of Gold Emmys Idle Threats: Give Lena Dunham an Emmy or Chris O'Dowd Will Yell at You
  • Giuliana Rancic: Scripted Shows Are a 'Good Move' for E!
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Sep 21, 2012
    When E! announced in April that the network had plans to start incorporating scripted shows into the programing mix in 2013, it was a shock to the world. Or, at least, fans of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim & Khloe Take New York, and Kourtney and Khloe Take Some Advil Trying to Keep Up with Spin-Offs. (Oh wait, that's us.) How would a network known for its reality content possibly fit into the scripted arena? But during an interview with Giuliana Rancic — Thursday at the P&G Give Hope "Do It for the Girls!" Day of Action event in NYC Ganesvoort Park Hotel — the E! News host told Hollywood.com that dipping its toes in scripted fare like Kevin Spacey's Upstarts (about Silicon Valley entrepreneurs) and the Anne Boleyn-inspired series Anne of Hollywood is a "good move" for the network. "It’s cool," Rancic says. "I love reality, but these scripted shows are very innovative. People are going to really respond to them." In fact, even those who love watching all of Kim Kardashian's exploits will be able to connect to the new scripted series, Rancic says. Who wouldn't, with her description?: "They are going to have edge. Some of them are dark. Some of them are racy. Some of them are sexy. They are really going to speak to our audience." And just as E! is undergoing a massive shift, Rancic has also been experiencing her own major life changes. Last year, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. Now, a year later, she is healthy and has even welcomed a new baby into her family via surrogacy. "I was diagnosed exactly a year ago this month, and here I am able to talk about it, able to smile and able to talk about this amazing thing that has happened in my life, which is having a baby," she says. "It's just incredible what can happen in a year, how things can change so much from the lowest point to the best point in your life. It's pretty great." (Even though she is on the path to recovery, Rancic still urges women to get regular exams and take "action" when it comes to being wary about beast cancer.) Rancic is feeling so good that she even has plans to attend the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, despite diaper duty. "I'm hosting for E!," she shares. "I'm on three months maternity leave, but I wanted to go to the Emmys. It's like the one thing I'm doing for E! because I have never missed it. I want to keep my streak going. This is going to be my tenth year, so it's a big year for me." And, yes, she will also be stopping by Fashion Police: "I will be reunited with Joan [Rivers] and the gang, and I just miss them so much." And in only a few months time, Rancic will be back at work. "I’m loving maternity leave, and I love being a mom — but I don’t go back to work til November and I think by then... it’ll be fun to go back," she says. Sounds like Rancic has her hands full — but as fans, we can't wait to see her back on the red carpet this weekend. What will she be wearing? Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: WENN] More: Bill and Giuliana Rancic: Get Off Twitter, You Are Having a Baby Bill and Giuliana Rancic Welcome Their First Baby
  • Maksim Chmerkovskiy Is Quitting 'Dancing with the Stars' After 15 Seasons
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Sep 21, 2012
    It's almost time for Maksim Chmerkovskiy to turn in his dancing shoes... for Dancing with the Stars, that is. The 32-year-old professional dancer has decided that he is done with his DWTS gig after his contract expires, his rep tells Hollywood.com. It expires in 2014, two more cycles after the star-studded season (for which he re-teams with Kirstie Alley), which premieres on Monday. “What else do I have to do there after 15 seasons?” Chmerkovskiy tells the New York Post. “It makes total sense. The audience can’t expect for me to want to stick around, and the producers can’t expect for me to want to stick around.” Chmerkovskiy shares that many of the show’s dancing experts are getting upset that the spotlight always falls on their celebrity partners. “Essentially, 80% of our job is to give somebody another push in their career,” he says. “Or we make them into likable characters. But at the end of the day, they go off and they better themselves. So what is Chmerkovskiy going to do after his contract comes to an end? He wants to dabble in acting, and has already landed a lead role in a movie, the title of which has yet to be revealed. He begins filming the romantic comedy in January, and plays the role of a Latin dancer. “I never thought I was ready,” he says. “Then I had a whole day of reading with the director and casting director, and I enjoyed it so much! I caught the bug, as they say. This is something I really want to do.” After Chmerkovskiy, the show will still go on. “I am not thinking that with me leaving, the show will go off the air or anything,” he says. “Like my dad said, ‘There are no irreplacable people.’ I wish them the next 50 years of success. But I have to do something else. I need to move on for me." "He really owes Dancing with the Stars everything," his rep tells us. "If it wasn't for them, he wouldn't be where he is today and he is very grateful for the opportunities he has achieved while being part of the show." Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: ABC] More: Let's Judge the 'Dancing with the Stars: All Stars' Couples Who Will Win 'Dancing with the Stars: All Stars'? Readers Decide! Dancing with the Stars: 13th All Star Is...
  • The 27 Horrors and Wonders of Dressing for the Red Carpet
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Sep 20, 2012
    [Pictured Above: Brad Goreski] It's no surprise that it takes plenty of time and effort for stars to ready for A-list events. (Those hairdos — and boobs — don't stay up by themselves!) But, while watching celebrities strut down the red carpet at awards show, we can't help but wonder not only who they're wearing, but what goes into what they're wearing. Luckily, stars don't dress themselves, and Hollywood.com tracked down two celebrity stylists — Robert Verdi and Brad Goreski — and one celebrity hair stylist, Ted Gibson, willing to share the secrets behind red carpet glamour. Below, read 27 crazy style facts you didn't know about the celebrity awards show style. They're both awe-inspiring... and awful. Body makeup, an undeniable fad, wreaks havoc on dresses. "There is a lot of body bronzing happening," Verdi, who is styling Kathy Griffin for the Emmys, says. "It does get all over the clothes which makes me absolutely crazy of course. [But] it's not the type of problem that prohibits you from doing it. In a photograph with a lot of flash, the flash can make you look like a vampire. You want your skin to look it’s a natural glow."Getting the best dress for the carpet is a popularity contest. "Getting one of the most desirable dresses is the product of the celebrity’s power that season," Verdi says. "Are they on a good show? Are they a global celebrity or are they just a national celebrity? Are they already thought of as a fashion person? Are they getting covers? Are people talking about them? Is there buzz around them? AND are you nominated? If you check all the boxes… the designers want [their clothes] to be on a high profile person. Your currency is your popularity that season."Don't be too jealous: Celebrities don't get to keep the dresses. "The celebrities don’t want it because they’ll never wear it again," says Verdi. "If they are going to wear clothes out of these [new designer lines], they want what just came down the runway. Those are the original samples and go out on loan to the celebrity as if they were a magazine editor shooting it, [so the dress] comes back."Sometimes, there are accidents. "The only thing that can sometimes happen to the dress is a permanent alteration," Verdi says. "Most of these famous girls in Hollywood are tiny, so they all have to be altered, especially [in] length. They are not as tall as the models. So if you were to cut the length for the dress and the dress went back to the designer, and because the dress was seen on a popular celebrity, it's going to go out to a magazine for a cover shoot. If that were to happen and that dress had been shortened, then that would be a problem because the models would be too tall."And sometimes, the celebrities actually need to be sewn into their dresses. "I have sewn people into dresses," Goreski says. "Sometimes, you have to sew the top of the zipper. Sometimes they break last minute, buttons fall off, and you have to spring into action. I’m not the best at sewing, but I'm good enough to make sure my clients are fastened into their gowns."There are ways to keep the dress from exposing, ahem, sensitive body areas. "Double-sided tape — that always remedies that problem," Goreski says. "You strategically place it and always make sure that it's definitely secure and pray for no wardrobe malfunctions." The best dresses don't come out for awards shows. "Actually, the most expensive dresses come out for Cannes [Film Festival], more so than the Oscars, more so the Emmys," Verdi says. "When you look at Cannes, you see a lot more couture fabulous $30,000-$40,000 gowns than you do on the Emmys red carpet."Sometimes bras are built into dresses. "Sometimes you’ll take a bra and sew it to the inside of the dress," Verdi says. "Many [stars] have corsets built in … so that she has the support necessary.” Purses are makeshift makeup kits for red carpets. "[Celebrities] always have to have their makeup touch-up stuff," Verdi says. "They usually have a blotter, and powder, and lips always with them. Credit cards and cash are debatable, they probably don’t need it, maybe to tip somebody. They also always have their cell phones because they will be texting, tweeting, and instagraming."Next Page: Purse Problems and The Prep Process. [Pictured Above: Robert Verdi] Celebs sometimes refuse to carry their own purses. "They do carry them — [but] sometimes they hand them off to a publicist who is with them or walking them down the red carpet," Verdi says. Not every Cinderella can fit into her slippers. “There's a little trick of putting a little bit of baby oil on your feet to make your shoes slip on much easier," Verdi says. "It’s something all women can do."Celebs practice their picture poses. They're just like us! “No woman wants any part of her body to look misshapen or fat," Verdi says. "So you have to practice the pose in the dress. Do you look best with your hands on your hips or your hands down your side? How does the dress and your body look best together? The best thing to do is look in the mirror and pose so that they know what pose works best for the dress on the carpet."Stars require dress fittings before they walk down the red carpet. "Part of the wedding dress process is to make the girl feel comfortable," Verdi says. For red carpets, "it’s usually one fitting and you’ll do a second fitting the day before and make sure everything is seamed and done."Not everyone gets along during the preparation stages. "There’s always a little tension between hair and makeup people [about] positioning a girls' hair and face," Verdi says. "Like, 'Stop turning her head this way,' or, 'I need her in this direction.'"Stylists have emergency kits. "The purse breaks," Goreski says. "Body makeup gets onto [dresses]. They get stained. That last one minute as you’re dressing them, you’re always nervous as the stylist that something can happen to the dress. That’s why we come prepared with a kit filled with sewing kits and stain removers, everything that you can ensure that the dress will be perfect and red carpet ready."Celebs whiten their teeth for the red carpet. "Whitening is part of the routine for most people," Goreski says. "A teeth whitening is so accessible. I use Colgate Optic Toothpaste. The whitening process is very quick. You will see a change in five days. Having a beautiful white smile, is probably the best accessory nowadays."Stylists need inspiration too. "We pull together inspiration photos and sit down," Goreski says. "I usually show the gowns to hair and makeup people in a photo before, and in person the day of. We sit down with the client and discuss all our inspirations and show hair and makeup inspirations and decide what direction we want to go. Fashion magazines are a fantastic resource. Pulling inspiration from the Internet as well, whether [styles are] from the '60s or an important fashion icon or just a hair style briefly shown on the runways — it comes from all over the place. I usually pull them and present them to [stars] and edit which ones will work and which won't work." Celebrities do get their hair washed the day of events. In fact, Ted Gibson, who is styling Girls' star Allison Williams for the Emmys, says it's actually a good idea to do a cold water rinse during the shampoo session. "When you go in for shampoo, make sure to put conditioner in and do a cool water rinse," he says. "What it does, it helps to seal the cuticle down after you shampoo. It also gives a lot of shine to the hair. For red carpet, I always feel like the girl's hair should be freshly shampooed."Next Page: More Hair Issues. [Pictured Above: Ted Gibson] Hair doesn't have to be dirty to create a proper updo. Gibson says the products do the trick: "I like to use my products to give it a little bit of volume. One product I use is called Build It Blow Drying Agent. It helps build upon each hair strand to give a lot of volume, so it's easy to put it up into a french twist or whatever I feel like."Like dresses, hair sometimes requires a test run. Stylists will try out a hairdo a few days before the actual event. "Just to get an idea how the hair should look for that day depending on what kind of dress it is," says Gibson.Hair always gets done before the makeup. "I do the hair first," Gibson says. "I set it and get it to where [the part is going to be]. I let it cool. Makeup gets done. And then after the makeup, I finish the hair."The hairdos sometime take as long as the ceremonies to execute. "It can take four hours," Gibson says. Baby powder isn't just for baby butts. "Baby powder is one of my go-to products that I use to help to soak up oil or add a little bit more pull to the hair if I'm looking to add some volume at the scalp," Gibson notes. "If I put too much product in the hair, baby powder helps to soak it up."Sometimes, it's necessary to use both a curling iron and a straightening iron. When going for a wavy look, Gibson uses a curling iron and then follows it up with the straightening iron. "It can make it a little bit sexier so it's not as curly," he says.Updos are the hot trend for this year's Emmys. "You will [also] probably see a lot of hair that has texture to it, not so smooth, especially because everyone will be wearing designs from the fall," Gibson says.Hair accessories like clips and barrettes are good ideas. "I love hair accessories," Gibson says. "It's nice to have a little bling in hair and in your dress."And last but not least, one special kitchen ingredient can be used to help out in the hair department: vinegar! "You can actually put in a quarter size of vinegar into your favorite shampoo that helps to remove buildup on the hair and on the scalp," Gibson says. Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: Wenn (2), Getty Images] More: Fiona Apple Arrested at Border Stop for Hashish Robin Roberts Addresses Fans in a Heartfelt Video Prior to Bone Marrow Transplant Amanda Bynes: 'I Don't Drink and Drive' From Our Partners: ’Teen Mom’: Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra are Filming Spin-Off — EXCLUSIVE (Celebuzz) Giuliana, Bill Rancic Debut First Photos of Son Edward Duke — PHOTOS (Celebuzz)
  • Amanda Bynes: 'I Don't Drink and Drive'
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Sep 20, 2012
    Every day it seems like Amanda Bynes is making headlines for another incident where she has gotten in trouble with the law while driving her car. The 26-year-old actress has already had her license revoked and is also battling charges of DUI and two hit-and-runs in court. But despite the charges and a judge's warning to not get behind the wheel, Bynes tells People in a new interview that she is doing "amazing." She also claims that she doesn't drink and get behind the wheel. "I am doing amazing," Bynes says. "I am retired as an actor. I am moving to New York to launch my career. I am going to do a fashion line," added Bynes, who was polite, respectful and upbeat on the phone. "I am not talking about being arrested for DUI because I don't drink, and I don't drink and drive. It is all false." But people around Bynes don't agree that the star is okay. "People around Amanda are really concerned about her," a source tells People. "She tells people she doesn't party or drink. She doesn't realize she has a problem." Last week, Bynes was reprimanded by a judge and told to hand over her keys and stay off the road. Bynes' attorney Richard Hutton appeared in court again Wednesday on behalf of the actress. According to TMZ, during this hearing, the District Attorney's Office requested a $50,000 bail be set on Bynes for her DUI that allegedly took place in April — but the judge denied the request. Still, if Bynes breaks any more of her driving rules, then a very high bail amount will be set. Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. More: Amanda Bynes Finally Loses Her Car to the Impound Lot Amanda Bynes Has Been Banned from Driving by a Judge Amanda Bynes Pulled Over by the LAPD — REPORT From Our Partners: Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba: Film’s 30 Hottest Lingerie Scenes From the Past 30 Years — GALLERY (Celebuzz) Celeb Bikini Bodies: Guess Who? — GALLERY (Celebuzz)
  • Emmys Idle Threats: Give Steve Buscemi an Emmy or I'll Waste Away with Whiskey
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Sep 19, 2012
    Television fans are a unique set. We're the type of people who devote hours upon hours a week to our fictional, televised friends. We laugh at their jokes and cry when they cry because our favorite shows are just so darn good. But the intensity of the laughter and the tears is all thanks to the fact that we regard these characters as something of a family. We know them. We understand them. We love them unconditionally. And actors deserve recognition for being able to elicit that level of a reaction from their fans. Naturally, when they're not given their due, we're forced to react, well, emotionally. How, exactly, will we react? That depends on the actor in question. Next up is Boardwalk Empire's most valuable player, Steve Buscemi. Do you have an obsession with the Roaring Twenties? If so, you probably tune in to watch the epic HBO series Boardwalk Empire and are therefore probably (and rightfully) a fan of the great Steve Buscemi. Nucky Thompson is the show after all — and each season, the reason why us fans can't wait to return for more blood and gore. It might seem odd for a woman like me who is usually knee-deep in celebrity weeklies to care about a high-minded program that focuses on the prohibition and the brothel-mob scandals of the 1920s — but when I tuned into the premiere episode, I was simply blown away by Buscemi.  His work on the show makes it difficult to believe he has never actually won an Emmy. The actor has been nominated five times — once before in 2011 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Boardwalk — but this year better be his year. After all, Buscemi bounced back from the loss with an even better performance in Season 2, flexing Nucky's leader-of-the-pack muscles. Who else but Buscemi could tackle Boardwalk's sensitive subjects and dramatic showdowns with such finesse? (Just see Season 2's brutal final scene. I'm still shuddering imagining it.) It's hard to believe that any actor, no matter how gifted, could allow an audience to emotionally connect with such a vicious murderer, but, sure enough, Buscemi managed. Nucky's relationship with his soon-to-be wife Margaret and his soon-to-be adoptive kids was so heart-warming that you couldn't help be heart-broken watching it deteriorate. Even if Nucky wouldn't allow his inner pain to translate, Buscemi did.  It's talent like this that should be honored at the Emmys. Don't believe me? Go ahead. Turn on your television Sunday nights and tune in for Season 3 of Boardwalk. That is sure to set you straight. Otherwise, I certainly won't go straight. I'll have no other choice than to simply down an entire whiskey bottle, throw it right off of the shores of Atlantic City, and inevitably go waste away my savings at the nearest depressing casino. Don't leave me penniless, voters. Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: HBO] More: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 3: Jimmy, We Already Miss You 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 3 Trailer: Nuchy Gets Vicious — VIDEO 'Boardwalk Empire' Returns: A Deep Dive
  • Chad Ochocinco Johnson and Evelyn Lozada Are Divorced
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Sep 19, 2012
    Evelyn Lozada is officially back on the market. Lozada's attorney tells Hollywood.com that the Basketball Wives star and her husband, Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson, are officially divorced as of Wednesday. "Evelyn and Mr. Johnson were divorced this morning in an uncontested final hearing," he says. "My client is a single woman and looks forward to her future." Lozada filed for divorce a month ago after Johnson was thrown in jail for allegedly headbutting her. Now, Johnson is not only looking for a new lady, but a new career — following the domestic dispute, VH1 canceled his and Lozada's reality show, and Johnson was let go from the Miami Dolphins. If only he could have another go at TV fame on Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars. Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. More: Evelyn Lozada Files for Divorce from Chad Ochocinco Johnson VH1 Cancels Chad Ochocinco and Evelyn Lozada's Reality Show After Abuse Allegations Chad Ochocinco Thrown in Jail for Allegedly 'Headbutting' Wife Evelyn Lozada From Our Partners: Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba: Film’s 30 Hottest Lingerie Scenes From the Past 30 Years — GALLERY (Celebuzz) Celeb Bikini Bodies: Guess Who? — GALLERY (Celebuzz)