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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."
  • Megan Fox: The Evolution of Her Baby Bump — PICS
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Jun 26, 2012
    It's official: Megan Fox and her husband Brian Austin Green are expecting their first child, despite their best efforts to hide the actress' growing belly in recent months. But recent pictures taken on their second wedding anniversary in Kona, Hawaii (showing Fox in a bikini, no less!), prove the Transformers actress' body has, well, transformed since rumors first surfaced of her pregnancy. So, in celebration of the news, let's look back at Fox's baby bump transformation. Baby's come a long way, baby. Click Here to Launch Our Megan Fox Baby Bump Evolution Gallery! Fox Pregnant [Photo Credit: AKM-GSI] More: It's Official: Megan Fox is Pregnant! Megan Fox Opens Up About Being a Mom
  • John Travolta and Kelly Preston All Smiles Amid New Gay Sex Lawsuit — PIC
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Jun 26, 2012
    What lawsuit? Despite the fact that yet another man has come forward and accused  of sexual assault (the actor has been battling similar accusations for the past few months from several different alleged victims), the star stepped out with his wife, Kelly Preston, to attend the premiere of Savages in Los Angeles, Calif. on June 25. And both Travolta and Preston put on brave faces as they smiled and waved to the crowd. According to People, Fabian Zanzi, a staff member on the Royal Caribbean cruise line, claims in a federal lawsuit that that Travolta took off a robe and "[pushed] against him" when he made a call down to Travolta's cabin. In the suit that was filed on June 21, Zanzi seeks damages for assault, battery, and emotional distress. But Travolta's attorney Marty Singer has combatted the accusations: "This is another ludicrous lawsuit with inane claims," Singer says in a statement given to Hollywood.com. "It is obvious that Mr. Zanzi and his lawyers are looking for their 15 minutes of fame." [Photo Credit: Wenn] More: John Travolta Sued for Sexual Assault Again Second Masseur Sues Travolta for Sexual Battery
  • 'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' and 7 Reasons the Mayans Might Be Right
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Jun 21, 2012
    Ever since the Mayans, 2012, and Harold Camping reared their heads and announced that the end of days are near, the Earth's population has become fixated on the possibility that the world will indeed end soon. And because of this, movies, television, and many other methods of storytelling are feeding into audiences' obsession thanks to apocalyptic projects like Melancholia and Doomsday Preppers. Not to mention this weekend's Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley, in which the plot projects that an asteroid hits and destroys Earth. We can all dismiss the supposed Mayans' claim that the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012 (even though researchers and scientists worldwide have regularly debunked the myth), but pop culture makes it so damn hard. Well, what if the Mayans are right? So here, without further ado, seven reasons we're starting to think the Mayans might be right.  1. Snooki is pregnant. Admit it: You thought the news that the 24-year-old MTV reality star's pregnancy was a sign of the apocalypse too. After all, what is she expecting exactly? A mini pickle that will be able to guzzle down shots, walk around in terrifyingly ugly leopard heels, and date any Guido that crosses his or her path? Crying out loud, the world doesn't need another GTL child — we already have the whole cast. And that's enough to send the whole world to hell.   2. Brad and Angelina are engaged. We never thought we would live to see the day that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie would get married, and we probably still won't. Six kids later, Pitt and Jolie confirmed that they got engaged in April — but they still have yet to set a date for an actual ceremony (that we know of). This announcement was probably just made to mess with all of us, including Jennifer Aniston. NEXT: TV Take-Overs mean the end? 3. Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise will never end. The Bachelorette-Bachelor series is still going strong after 10 years. The world ending seems to be the only way this franchise will come to a close.  4. TV shows prep us for the end. TV is prepping us for the end with shows like National Geographic's Doomsday Preppers and Discovery's Doomsday Bunkers that show us how normal civilians are "prepping" for the end. (If I have to live off of home-raised Tilapia or make my house in the ground, I think I would rather go). The fact that anyone is actually tuning into these shows for tutorials? Yep, apocalypse.  NEXT: Disney and Mary-Kate Olsen Signal the End 5. Pixar doesn't quite nail it. A Pixar movie that doesn't make us bawl and pre-order it on Amazon at the first opportunity? Yes, the awkward Brave — a rare misstep for the studio — certainly does indicate the end of times.  6. Mary-Kate Olsen Dating Olivier Sarkozy Just look at this picture of the 26-year-old fashionista, her 42-year-old boyfriend, and his young daughter. Boom. NEXT: Reality TV dooms the world. 7. Clint Eastwood is on a reality show. The 82-year-old Hollywood King has stooped to the level of the Kardashians. In fact, Keeping Up with the Eastwoods — er — Mrs. Eastwood & Company, airs right after the KUWTK Sunday nights on E!. Doomsday More: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Are Engaged Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy Creep Us Out Steve Carell Thinks He Would Get Devoured by Zombies — VIDEO
  • Alec Baldwin's Three-Step Process to Confronting Controversy
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Jun 20, 2012
    Controversy might as well be Alec Baldwin's middle name. After all, in recent years, the 54-year-old 30 Rock star seems to find himself facing PR disasters in the most unexpected of places. Just Tuesday, pictures revealed the actor getting into a scuffle with a New York Daily News photographer (who has since filed a misdemeanor assault charge against the actor) while exiting New York City's Marriage License Bureau. But instead of just letting the heat surrounding him fizzle, Baldwin decided to fight fire with fire. Not only did he unleash his anger on Twitter following the incident — tweeting, "I suppose if the offending paparazzi was wearing a hoodie and I shot him, it would all blow over..." — but Baldwin next decided to send a message to paparazzi by walking around NYC with a sheet on his head.  Of course, now it's only a matter of time before we see Baldwin jumping on TV to poke fun at his paparazzi fight. Will the jokes roll out on a commercial, a late night show, or even in a Funny or Die video? Yes, please, to any of those! Because any Baldwin fan would realize by now that the actor has a three-step process when it comes to handling controversy: First, he finds himself in an argument with a key party; Second, he reacts in a ridiculous manner to whatever happened by taking out his emotions on Twitter, blogs, or simply by just hiding under linens, and; Third, he finds an outlet to make fun of himself. Don't believe us? Let's take a look back at Baldwin's three-step process in incidences past: Alec vs. American Airlines Step 1) The Argument: American Airlines kicked Baldwin off of a flight on Dec. 6, 2011 after he refused to shut down his iPhone. Turns out, you're not the only one who's a Words With Friends addict. Step 2) The Reaction: Baldwin penned a rather long blog on The Huffington Post in which he complained about his mistreatment after being loyal to AA "for over 20 years." In the post, he not only attacked the Airline saying that it provides "filthy planes, barely edible meals, [and] cuts in jet service," but he also referred to the flight attendant that yelled at him in the first place as a "1950's gym teacher." Step 3) The Jokes: Baldwin spoofs the incident on Saturday Night Live and on a Capital One ad. Watch the SNL video below! <br> Alec's Anti-Bush Campaign Step 1) The Stunt: According to his ex-wife, Baldwin reportedly said he would move to Canada if George W. Bush was elected as President during the 2000 elections. Step 2) The Reaction: When Bush's term finally came to an end, Baldwin wrote a blog titled: "The Bush Nightmare is Over." Step 3) The Jokes: Baldwin visits The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and denies making Bush comments. Watch below. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook Baldwin [Photo Credit: Felipe Ramales, PacificCoastNews.com] More: Angry Baldwin Slams a Pap in The Face Alec Baldwin Is Engaged to a 28-Year-Old Yoga Teacher
  • Bobby Brown Weds: Daughter Bobbi Kristina a No-Show
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Jun 19, 2012
    Just about four months after his ex-wife, Whitney Houston, passed away, Bobby Brown has tied the knot again. The 43-year-old R&B artist and his fiancée, Alicia Etheredge, tied the knot on Monday surrounded by family and friends in Honolulu, Hawaii, People reports. But while Brown's kids Landon, 23, LaPrincia, 22, Bobby Jr., 19, and son Cassius, 2 (with his now-wife), all attended the nuptials, there was one key family member missing from the festivities: Bobbi Kristina, Brown's 19-year-old daughter with Houston. A source tells People that Brown, who divorced Houston in 2007, and Bobbi Kristina aren't on good terms right now, so that could be a determining factor as to why she did not attend. But while Bobbi Kristina was absent, the festivities still went on — and Bobby Jr., shared a picture of the bride and groom on Instagram following the wedding, showing the couple in wonderful spirits. Brown and Etheredge, who also works as Brown's manager, have been engaged since 2010, when Brown proposed to Etheredge during a concert in Jacksonville, Fla. At the time, Brown said that his new fiancée helped him gain a new outlook on life. Hopefully, that new outlook will lead to a union far less tumultuous than Brown and Houston's.  More: Bobby Brown Charged With A DUI How Long is Bobby Brown's Rap Sheet? Whitney Houston Dies at 48
  • Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles is Pregnant: 'Stuck Like Glue,' The Lullaby
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Jun 18, 2012
    "Whutoo Whutooo," Jennifer Nettles is about to be "Stuck Like Glue" on someone other than her new husband Justin Miller. Just seven months after the 37-year-old Sugarland singer and Miller exchanged vows, Sugarland's manager confirms that the country star is pregnant with the couple's first child. “They are thrilled beyond belief,” their manager tells People about the baby, who is set to arrive this November. Given the exciting news, Hollywood.com isn't just "Settlin" with a typical news post. Instead, we're going to do "Something More" by offering up a special present to Nettles. No, it's not a typical baby rattle or a silly diaper bag. Instead, we've rewritten Sugarland's hit song "Stuck Like Glue" into a lullaby. Here you go, Nettles — just a little taste of something you can sing as you cradle your new "Baby Girl" (or, Baby Boy) to sleep each night. "Stuck Like Glue (The Lullaby Version)" MMMM better...MMMM better... Absolutely no one can love you better And no one can take care of you sooo goooood Mom and babe will always be together Rocking you to sleep each night like I knew I would And just when you, you look up at me and smile Love proves no trial... [Chorus:] There you go making my heart beat again, Heart beat again, Heart beat again There you go making me feel like a kid Won't you [giggle and giggle] one time? There you go pulling me right back in, Right back in, Right back in And I know-oo I'm never letting this go-ooo I'm stuck on you Whutooo whutooo Stuck like glue You and me baby we're stuck like glue Whutooo whutooo Stuck like glue You and me baby we're stuck like glue Some days you just won't stop crying Some days you know I wanna just give up When it feels like a fight, up with you all night Had enough You give me that look "I'm sorry mommy, let's make up" You do that thing that makes me laugh And just like that... [Chorus:] There you go making my heart beat again, Heart beat again, Heart beat again There you go making me feel like a kid Won't you [giggle and giggle] one time There you go pulling me right back in, Right back in, Right back in And I know-oo I'm never letting this go-ooo I'm stuck on you Whutooo whutooo Stuck like glue You and me baby we're stuck like glue Whutooo whutooo Stuck like glue You and me baby were stuck like glue Whutooo Whutoo Lullaby More: Demi Lovato Goes Pink — PIC The 10 Craziest Celebrity Dates
  • 'The Borgias' Season 2 Finale: The Blood, Fire, and Poison of Rome
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Jun 18, 2012
    The Borgias: the most hated, lustful, sinful, unrestrained, mischievous, wasteful, well-loved, revered, and hated family in Rome (and on all of TV). But loved by us! Yes, Season 2 has come to an end with several surprising twists and expected turns in fate, but this is only the beginning. Some of the highlights from last night's finale: Pope Borgia: Dead or Alive? He was forced out of Rome, exiled from his Cardinal's chair, defeated on multiple occasions, but Giuliano della Rovere didn't give up on his vendetta to kill the Borgia Pope. He spent all season undercover at a monastery training a young martyr how to take Borgia out. And as to be expected, Borgia took a sip of poisoned wine and fell to the floor at the end of the finale. Cesare Borgia ran to his father's side and as the blood spat out of his mouth, the pope looked as if Hell had already consumed his body — but, how could the Borgia family go on without such the key player? The one who runs the whole game, leads the family in and out of peril, and, well, is the only man alive who can "speak to God"? It can't. While we waited for this moment all season, it seems quite unlikely that the Pope is in fact dead. We've already seen two other characters survive this type of poisoning, so why shouldn't the Pope live on? After all, he has God on his side. Saying Goodbye to the Evil Brother Was Cesare truly rejoicing at the fact that his brother Juan was dead, or that he himself was the one that took Juan's life? The answer: Both! And the partial confession to their Father only made it ever-more evident that he hardly felt guilty being a cold-blooded killer. Still, the fact that he was willing enough to rid the world of such evil only makes Cesare that much more of a lovable character, murder and all. You can't help but like him, despite all his horrific extracurriculars (sleeping with married women while he is a priest, murdering his enemies in the name of revenge, and casting a lustful eye on his own sister, just to name a few). And compared to Juan, Cesare is a saint. The fact is, Cesare rid Rome of its biggest rat: his brother Juan. But I can't help but wonder how long it really would have taken Juan to die on his own, either via the Crabs crawling up his body, or at the hand of his righteous Sforza enemy, or by overdosing during one of his Opium binges. One was sure to kill him, so in a way, Cesare just ended Juan's suffering. How nice of you, Cesare! Thank goodness Lucrezia no longer has to worry about Cesare threatening to take her son Giovanni's life. Bastard he may be, but Giovannie is the only child in the picture alive to carry on the next generation of the Borgias. Forget the Kardashian kids, this kid has a far worse family name to live up to. Oh, and Cesare's body — was that bloating really from spending days in the Tiber or a side effect from the STDs that consumed his failing body? Burning a Martyr There is nothing surprising about the fact that Savonarola was burned at the stake. The Borgias always get what they want — and if you don't agree with them, well, then to hell with you. Literally. Of course, Cesare forged Savonarola's signature and then lied to his Father about the truth. But who cares, honestly? This is a man that knows how to make things happen — and it doesn't hurt that he has Micheletto on his side. But the most awesome part about this death was watching Savonarola spit on Pope Borgia's face, even though his tongue had been hacked off earlier on in the episode. I bet you were jealous too! Incestuous Vows You couldn't miss how awkward it was to watch Lucrezia Borgia dance on her wedding day with her brother Cesare. Because it's totally awkward to watch any of their interactions. Whether they are locked in a loving stare in front of a fountain or joking about a future wedding, these two have the most almost-incestuous relationship on TV. It's only a matter of time before we see a brother-sister hookup — and even Lucrezia's new husband seemed to realize that his new wife is bound to be bedded by her brother. Let's all imagine that family Christmas letter. So, fellow Borgias fans, thank goodness there's a Season 3 upcoming in 2013 to satiate our unquenchable thirst for 15th century drama. Still, that's a lot of time to just sit back and wait to see if Rodrigo lives to be the Pope of Rome another day. Then again, it might just take that long to get terrible Lucrezia-Borgia sexual tension out of our brains.  More: How Much is The Borgias Like The Godfather? Showtime Orders More Borgias Borgias
  • 'Teen Mom' Amber Portwood Begins Her Prison Sentence
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Jun 15, 2012
    Teen Mom (the original cast, not the second set of girls) may be airing its final season, but it might not be the last we see of the show's troubled star Amber Portwood on TV. While Portwood has said in the past that she never wants to participate in the MTV series again, she may have found a new way to get herself on TV — only this time it wouldn't be from the comfort of her own home. Portwood is currently serving out a prison sentence at Indiana's Rockville Correctional Facility, the same prison where the Oprah Winfrey Network filmed the docu-reality series, Breaking Down The Bars. Ironic, right? A prison official confirms to Hollywood.com that Portwood arrived at the facility on June 14. According to the official, Portwood is set to undergo an evaluation period that will last between four to six weeks — and that she won't be allowed visitors until that period is over. So will there be a camera crew there anytime soon to follow Portwood's journey through prison? "I haven't heard anything from them [44 Blue, the production company that did Breaking Down The Bars] since they wrapped," Heather Robertson, Public Information officer for the Prison, tells us. "No plans yet." Portwood's original five-year sentence was re-imposed on June 5 when she decided to drop out of her court-mandated drug rehabilitation program. Portwood was originally sentenced because she plead guilty to drug felony charges back in February. Calls to OWN and Portwood's attorney have yet to be returned. More: Teen Mom Amber Portwood's Behind-Bars Interview — VIDEO Amber Portwood is Going to Prison
  • Chris Brown Contacts NYPD After Alleged Drake Attack — REPORT
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Jun 15, 2012
    Where was Rihanna when two of her exes reportedly got into a fight early Thursday morning? Not at NYC nightclub WIP, where Chris Brown and Drake reportedly brawled — with Brown, along with seven other individuals, allegedly playing the role of the victim. A spokesperson for the New York Police Department tells Hollywood.com that authorities responded to a call at the club, meeting with eight victims with minor injuries, but have made no arrests at this time. (Though the spokesperson does confirm an investigation is ongoing.)  Shortly after the alleged fight, Brown tweeted a photo of himself with a bloody gash on his chin. (See below.) The picture has since been deleted, but sources close to the situation are claiming Drake was the aggressor at WIP. A source tells Hollywood.com, "There were some words that were being exchanged between Drake and Chris, and a bottle was thrown from Drake's camp. At some point, something hit Chris." According to TMZ, Brown's attorney has actually turned in "physical evidence" that proves that Drake was involved in the fight — and Brown has spoken with cops. TMZ also reports that Drake has not yet been named a suspect and that he is "cooperating" with investigators. Drake and Brown's reps have yet to respond to Hollywood.com's request for comment.  More: Rihanna and Chris Martin's New Video PETA: Chris Brown Selling Dogs Is A 'Scheme'
  • Comedian Jerry Lewis Rushed to the Hospital
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Jun 13, 2012
    Jerry Lewis had a serious health scare last night. The legendary comedian/actor was rushed to the hospital in NYC just before he was supposed to take the stage to give Tom Cruise a Friars Club award on Tuesday, according to the New York Post. The 86-year-old actor, who has Type 1 Diabetes, reportedly collapsed due to low blood sugar. Lewis had been set to take the stage to present Cruise with the Friars Club Entertainment Icon Award and as well as accept the Applause Award himself. But, Chairman of the Friars Foundation Ambassador Joseph Zappala reportedly told the audience that prior to the event, Lewis got sick and went to the hospital. He also added that Lewis was expected to make a recovery. According to the Post, after his trip to the hospital last night, Lewis supposedly returned to his hotel to rest. "I am sorry Jerry couldn't be here tonight, but I know he is going to be fine," Cruise stated when accepting his award later on in the evening. Not only does Lewis have Diabetes, but he has battled prostate cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, and has a history of heart disease. Hollywood.com has yet to hear back from Lewis' reps. More: Christina Ricci Rats Out Robert Pattinson Betty White Meets Bo Obama David Arquette Files for Divorce from Courteney Cox