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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."
  • Bradley Cooper: 'I Don't Drink or Do Drugs Anymore'
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Sep 06, 2012
    Bradley Cooper isn't the guy that he used to be. In a rather revealing interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 37-year-old Hangover actor opens up about his troubled twenties, which included his battle with drugs and alcohol. "I don't drink or do drugs at all anymore," Cooper says, adding that he stopped indulging in the damaging substances at the age of 29. "Being sober helps a great deal." Cooper recalls one incident that helped him decide to change his life. "I was at a party and deliberately bashed my head on the concrete floor — like, 'Hey, look how tough I am!' And I came up, and blood dripped down," he says. "And then I did it again. I spent the night at St. Vincent's Hospital with a sock of ice, waiting for them to stitch me up." "I remember looking at my life, my apartment, my dogs, and I thought, 'What's happening?' Cooper explains. "I was so concerned what you thought of me, how I was coming across, how I would survive the day. I always felt like an outsider. I just lived in my head. I realized I wasn't going to live up to my potential, and that scared the hell out of me. I thought, 'Wow, I'm actually gonna ruin my life; I'm really gonna ruin it.'" But now Cooper is on the path to such success you would never guess that he ever faced such troubles in his life. With The Hangover (Parts I and II), Cooper made a name for himself. Now, fans can't help but wait for any and all of his productions to hit the silver screen (including The Hangover III and Serena, which are scheduled to drop in 2013). Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. More: TIFF 2012: 10 Films to Watch For What's in a Name? Jennifer Aniston's Movie Titles Mirror Her Relationships Amy Adams in American Bulls***t: How Many 'Fighter' People Will This Film Involve? From Our Partners:Kristen Stewart Opens Up Post-Cheating Scandal(Celebuzz) Truth About Tom Cruise's "Wife-Auditioning"?(Celebuzz)
  • Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, and Chad Ochocinco Get Inked — PICS
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Sep 05, 2012
    All bow to Prince Justin Bieber — the royal leader of all beliebers. Over the weekend, Bieber — he of this Jesus tattoo, which is just begging for restoration —  tweeted a picture of his most recent tat, a crown on his chest. But Bieber wasn't the only one to stop by the tattoo parlor for some fresh art. Lady Gaga flashed a shot on her website of some new ink — an anchor mark that Gaga refers to as a "Stamp of His Mermaid" — under her left breast. And Chad Johnson, formerly Chad Ochocinco tattooed the face of his soon-to-be ex-wife, Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada, onto his leg. Guess he is just not ready to let go... and now will never be able to. But is Ochocinco's the craziest? Click through our gallery to find out! Click Here to Launch Our Gallery of the Craziest Celebrity Tattoos! Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: Twitter] More: Bad Idea? Justin Bieber Poses with a Gun 'The X Factor' Has Bieber Fever Justin Bieber Takes a Bloody Beating in 'As Long As You Love Me' VIDEO From Our Partners:Kristen Stewart Opens Up Post-Cheating Scandal(Celebuzz) 10 Best VMA Performances of All Time? (Celebuzz)
  • Kate Bosworth Flaunts Her Massive Diamond — PIC
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Sep 05, 2012
    For someone who seemed dead-set on keeping her engagement a secret, Kate Bosworth has surprised fans in recent weeks. First, she dropped the f word (fiancé) in a travelogue for Vogue last month, and now, the 29-year-old actress is showing off the massive engagement ring that fiancé Michael Polish gifted her via a photo on WhoSay.com Tuesday. "This photo was taken by my husband-to-be!" Bosworth captioned the pic. "Thank you all for the wonderful engagement wishes... We feel truly blessed." According to People, Bosworth was first seen with Polish, a director, in Los Angeles at a Coldplay concert in August 2011. The duo also worked together in his upcoming movie, Big Sur.  While the cost of the the ring has yet to be revealed, something tells us the bling came with a fairly expensive price tag. Could it be one the most expensive celebrity engagement rings out there? Only time will tell... or the jeweler that made the ring, that is. Click Here to Launch Our Gallery of the Most Expensive Engagement Rings! Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: Kate Bostworth/Whosay.com] More: Is Kate Bosworth Engaged? Judy Blume Undergoes a Mastectomy for Breast Cancer Taylor Swift Storms the CMA Awards Nominations From Our Partners:Is Vampire Diaries' Elena Dead?(Celebuzz) Jennifer Lawrence Wants to Scare the S**t Out of You — VIDEO(Celebuzz)
  • Taylor Swift Storms the First Round of the CMA Awards Nominations
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Sep 05, 2012
    The nominations are in! Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean appeared on Good Morning America Wednesday to announce the nominees for the top five categories of the 46th annual Country Music Association Awards. Stars like Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, and Miranda Lambert stormed the list. For Swift, this year proves a big feat, as she is the only woman nominated for Entertainer of the Year. She is up against four men: Shelton, Aldean, Kenny Chesney, and Brad Paisley. Swift also scored a spot in the running for Female Vocalist of the Year. In this category, she will be battling Kelly Clarkson, Lambert, Martina McBride, and Carrie Underwood. Check out the full list of nominees for the top five categories below. Female Vocalist of the Year: Kelly Clarkson Miranda Lambert Martina McBride Taylor Swift Carrie Underwood Male Vocalist of the Year: Jason Aldean Luke Bryan Eric Church Blake Shelton Keith Urban Vocal Group of the Year: Eli Young Band Lady Antebellum Little Big Town The Band Perry Zac Brown Band Entertainer of the Year: Jason Aldean Kenny Chesney Brad Paisley Blake Shelton Taylor Swift Album of the Year: “Chief”/Eric Church “Four the Record”/Miranda Lambert “Home”/Dierks Bentley “Own the Night”/Lady Antebellum “Tailgates and Tanlines”/Luke Bryan Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. More: The iPhone 5 Is Almost Here: What We Need from Apple President Obama Calls a Friend for a Mission of High Importance — VIDEO A Retro Retake — Stars Stun at the Venice Film Festival From Our Partners: ="jennifer> Jennifer Lawrence Hopes 'House at the End of the Street' Scares People — VIDEO (Celebuzz) 10 Best VMA Performances of All Time — VIDEOS? (Celebuzz)
  • Puddle of Mudd's Frontman Causes Emergency Landing After In-Flight Fight
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Sep 05, 2012
    The passengers of the JetBlue flight that was forced to make an emergency landing in Austin, Texas Tuesday probably won't be listening to Puddle of Mudd's "Harassed" anymore following yesterday's in-flight disturbance. The band's frontman, Wes Scantlin, was arrested Tuesday at Bergstrom International Airport in Austin after allegedly getting into a fight with a flight attendant over alcohol. But the in-flight argument wasn't the worst of it — the JetBlue flight that was en route to Los Angeles from Boston had to make an emergency landing after Scantlin reportedly caused the uproar. According to a spokesperson for the Austin Police Department tells Hollywood.com, the singer was arrested and charged with public intoxication following the landing. E! reports that officers also charged Scantlin with interfering with flight crew, and that the Transportation Security Agency has plans to investigate the matter further. (The Police Department could not confirm the charge; Federal charges are under the jurisdiction of the TSA.) Unfortunately, this isn't Scantlin's first run-in with the law. He was arrested in 2004 for public intoxication after allegedly showing up drunk on stage at a concert. In July, the singer also plead guilty to possession of cocaine. Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: Austin Police Department] More: The iPhone 5 Is Almost Here: What We Need from Apple President Obama Calls a Friend for a Mission of High Importance — VIDEO A Retro Retake — Stars Stun at the Venice Film Festival From Our Partners: ="jennifer> Jennifer Lawrence Hopes 'House at the End of the Street' Scares People — VIDEO (Celebuzz)  alt="vma> 10 Best VMA Performances of All Time — VIDEOS? (Celebuzz)
  • A Retro Retake: Stars Stun at the Venice Film Festival
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Sep 04, 2012
    G.L.A.M.O.R.O.U.S. After celebrities rode first class to the Venice Film Festival, they stunned walking straight down the red carpet. But for those of us who aren't lucky enough to score flights abroad, we get the next best thing via red carpet photos released the next day. But what happens when photogs decide to take a step away from the typical old red carpet shot? You get some awesome retro pics like these that photographers took at the 69th Annual Venice Film Festival. Click Here to Launch Our Retro Venice Film Festival Gallery! Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images] More: Beach Bums! The Most Horrific Celebrity Bikinis of Summer 2012 Biggest Bikini Showoffs! Stars in Their Sexy, See-Through Bodysuits — PICS From Our Partners: Kristen Stewart Opens Up Post-Cheating Scandal (Celebuzz) Truth About Tom Cruise's "Wife-Auditioning"? (Celebuzz)
  • Kelly Ripa Announces Her New Co-Host: 'LIVE! with KELLY' and Michael Strahan
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Sep 04, 2012
    Ever since Regis Philbin stepped down from his post on Live! with Regis and Kelly back in November, America has been wondering who will fill the legend's shoes. Well, after 10 months of anticipation/speculation and watching Kelly Ripa hold her own alone on LIVE! with KELLY, Ripa announced Tuesday that Michael Strahan will be stepping in as her sidekick, wing man, awesome co-host. "Now it's time for a new era of our show to begin," Kelly said. "It gives me great pleasure to introduce the newest member of our Live! family, Michael Strahan." And the balloons and confetti fell! Some people may wonder why Ripa would pick Strahan, who is a former NFL star (he was a Defensive End for the New York Giants) — but besides taking the football field, Stahan has also tackled the television screen. He is currently the host of Fox NFL Sunday, and has made several guest appearances on LIVE! with KELLY. Strahan also had a starring role on the sitcom, Brothers, back in 2009. After 59 guest co-hosts, Ripa has finally found her man! "We are actually going to last unlike The Bachelor couples," Ripa joked on Good Morning America prior to making the announcement. Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: Disney/ABC Domestic Television] More: Kelly Ripa to Remain on 'Live!' Through at Least 2017 'American Horror Story' Goes Insane for Kelly Ripa's Husband 5 Reasons Why Seth Meyers Could Be Better Than Regis Philbin From Our Partners:Kristen Stewart Opens Up Post-Cheating Scandal(Celebuzz) Truth About Tom Cruise's "Wife-Auditioning"?(Celebuzz)
  • Beach Bums! The Most Horrific Celebrity Bikinis of Summer 2012
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Sep 03, 2012
      Sorry, Ice-T. As much as we love your wife's campy confidence, this swimsuit fails to make her a hot Coco. But the reality star is hardly the only beach bum that slums it in the style department. Celebrities like Teresa Giudice and Lindsay Lohan have donned swimsuits worthy of a burn. But while these stars might have to cover up, you know you want to take a peek at these bad beach bums. No point in hiding behind your sunglasses when you can get a few giggles out of this. Check out more of stars' horrible swimsuits by clicking below! Click Here to Launch Our Bad Bikini Gallery!   Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: SplashNews.com] More:Biggest Bikini Showoffs!Nicole Kidman Reveals Her Butt Cheeks on 'V' Cover — PICStars in Their Sexy, See-Through Bodysuits — PICS     From Our Partners: Jennie Garth Flaunts Skimpy Bikini in Vegas (Celebuzz)     Kim Kardashian's Sexiest Bikini Moments (Celebuzz)
  • Randy Travis Strikes 3: Charged with Simple Assault
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Aug 24, 2012
    Three strikes and you're out? Randy Travis, the 53-year-old country singer who was arrested earlier this month after being found nude on a highway, had yet another run-in with the law on Thursday night. The Plano, Texas police department tells Hollywood.com that the country singer was cited with simple assault Thursday night. "He has not been arrested, he has been given a citation, which is just a notice to appear," the Public Information Officer for Plano says.  Authorities told People.com that police received got a call "about a personal family issue occurring between an estranged husband and wife. The wife was reportedly the girlfriend of Randy Travis. Randy intervened and reportedly an assault took place between Randy and husband." Unlike his past two brushes with the law this year, Travis reportedly wasn't believed to be intoxicated during the incident Thursday. On Aug. 7, he was picked up by cops after someone reported a naked man lying in the road. When cops arrived at the scene, they noted that he smelled of booze — but Travis refused to take an alcohol blood or breath test. He was arrested on suspicion of having been driving under the influence (DWI) after he reportedly crashed his car. Back in February, the Ole Country Boy also had to face police when he was charged with public intoxication. Police had found him hanging out in front of a church with an open container and smelling of course, you guessed it, alcohol. (Is this when we sing the Brad Paisley song?) This six-time Grammy country singer sounds like he needs to get out of the hard rock bottom before another "I Told You So" is warranted. Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. More: Country Singer Randy Travis Arrested in the Nude for Alleged DWI Lance Armstrong Will Be Stripped of His Seven Tour de France Titles Rodney King's Death Report: Drugs Were Taken Before the Accidental Drowning
  • Lance Armstrong Will Be Stripped of His 7 Tour de France Titles
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Aug 24, 2012
    Cycling fans were dealt a blow Thursday when former American road-racing cyclist Lance Armstrong decided to give up the fight against the doping charges brought against him by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, USA Today reports. "I will no longer address this issue, regardless of the circumstances," Armstrong said in a statement, as he vowed to focus all his energies on his Livestrong cancer foundation (Armstrong is a survivor of testicular cancer). "We have a lot of work to do and I'm looking forward to an end to this pointless distraction. I have a responsibility to all those who have stepped forward to devote their time and energy to the cancer cause." Giving up the fight comes with some consequences — since he won't be going into arbitration, the 40-year-old athlete will have to say goodbye to his seven Tour de France titles. He has also been banned from participating in any sporting event that abides by the World Anti-Doping Agency code. Back in June, the Anti-Doping Agency accused Armstrong of using drugs, giving drugs to other people, and covering up his violations. Armstrong denied the allegations, saying on his website, "I have never doped, and, unlike many of my accusers, I have competed as an endurance athlete for 25 years with no spike in performance, passed more than 500 drug tests and never failed one." After the news broke Thursday, USADA CEO Travis Tygart released this statement: "It is a sad day for all of us who love sport and our athletic heroes. This is a heartbreaking example of how the win-at-all-costs culture of sport, if left unchecked, will overtake fair, safe and honest competition. But for clean athletes, it is a reassuring reminder that there is hope for future generations to compete on a level playing field without the use of performance-enhancing drugs." But even though Armstrong is being stripped of his seven titles, he knows that he was the one who truly won those epic races. "I know who won those seven Tours," he said. "The toughest event in the world where the strongest man wins. Nobody can ever change that. Especially Travis Tygart." Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. More: Lance Armstrong Faces New Doping Charges Rodney King's Death Report: Drugs Were Taken Before the Accidental Drowning John Lennon's Killer Mark David Chapman Denied Parole