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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."
  • 'The Borgias' Battle Lines: A Godly Family Vs. an Anti-Papal Army
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Apr 28, 2013
      We are about to be three episodes deep into Season 3 of the Showtime series The Borgias and so far, it's clear that the world is against Rome. At the end of Season 2, we were left wondering if the Borgia Pope's enemies had succeeded in killing him. But during Episode 1 of this season, we learned that like a cockroach, the Pope can survive just about anything. He even came back to life after facing one of the deadliest poisons known at the time. But just because he is alive and now well doesn't mean that his enemies have given up the plan to take his life. In fact, this season, it seems like even more enemies have ganged up against Rodrigo Borgia and his unholy ways. At the end of Episode 2, it was clear that Rome is heading towards war. But who is on whose side this week? Because The Borgias' shifting alliances always leave you scratching your heads, we're here to help you track where the battle lines are drawn. Who hates who? And what should their strategies be? Read on to find out! Rome and Her Allies: Leader: Pope Alexander, Rodrigo Borgia (Jeremy Irons): The Borgia pope is hated in the Roman Empire for his greed and the use of God to promote his illegitimate family. Army's Commander: Cesare Borgia (Francois Arnaud) is the Pope's son and a former Cardinal who is now in charge of the Papal army. Allies: 1. Michelleto (Sean Harris): Cesare's manservant who executes all of Cesare's evil plans.2. Cardinal Sforza (Peter Sullivan): He switched to the Pope's side when the Pope lived after being poisoned. The Pope has used this cardinal to help eliminate the enemy cardinals.3. Possible: Cardinal Farneze: We have yet to meet this character, but since the Pope's affair with Giulia Farneze has come to an end, she has asked him to make her brother a Cardinal — and Giulia and the Pope ended their affair on good terms.4. Possible: France: Unlike last season, France is in bed with the Pope. A new king rules France and is stuck in a marriage to a quite undesirable woman. When the French Ambassador asked the Pope to dissolve the King's marriage, Borgia saw this as an opportunity to create a new allie. Now, he plans on marrying Cesare to a French woman to build the alliance. Lost Allies:1. Prince Alfonso (Augustus Prew): Alfonso refused to bed Lucrezia Borgia (Holliday Grainger) on their wedding night because he felt jaded by her family's intentions for the union. Alfonso instead spent their wedding night alone and crying as Lucrezia gave herself to her brother Cesare. Key Tactics and Advantages:1. The Pope plans to pin Juan Borgias' (Rodrigo's second son who Cesare actually killed during Season 2) murder on Caterina. 2. The Pope eliminated the cardinals in the conclave who did not support the Borgia initiative. This was done by stripping them of their titles, riches, and property. Disadvantages:1. The Papal army is defunct and not well manned. Anti-Papal Forces: Leader: Caterina Sforza (Gina McKee) and her family are openly against the Pope and his evil ways. Army's Commander: Rufio (Thure Lindhardt) is Caterina's lackey who is in charge of building the Sforza alliances. Allies: 1. Wealthy Families of Rome who hate the Borgias: Last week, Caterina assigned Rufio to start aligning the sons of Rome's prominent families to help her take down the Pope. The division was clearly shown at Lucrezia's wedding during Episode 2.2. King of Naples: Lucrezia's union with Alfonso was supposed to mean that Rome and Naples would be united, but because Lucrezia refused to part with her illegitimate son when she moved to Naples, Alfonso's uncle (the King of Naples) decided to pledge his allegiance to Caterina.  Lost Allies:1. Cardinal Orsini (David Dencik): After the Pope stripped him of his title, Orsini asked for a final confession. During this confession, he tried to kill the Pope. Instead, the Pope took out Orsini.  Key Tactics and Advantages:1. Create allies with all the forces in Rome that hate the Pope.2. By creating these alliances, it's clear that Caterina will have a larger and more dedicated army as opposed to the depleted papal forces. Disadvantages:1. The Borgias never seem to die. Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. More:'The Borgias': The Writer on Its Historical Accuracy 'The Borgias' Season 2 Finale RecapHow Much 'The Borgias' Is Like 'The Godfather'  From Our Partners15 Nude Photo Scandals (vh1)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • Reese Witherspoon Arrested, Zach Braff on Kickstarter: 10 Funniest Tweets of the Week
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Apr 26, 2013
    There's nothing more satisfying than seeing someone whom you presume to be perfect fall flat on his or her face. That may not be the nicest thing to say, but admit it: We all embrace a devilish smile every once in a while at someone else's misfortune. What do you think the Internet was created for? Well, this week, America's "Sweetheart" Reese Witherspoon did just that when she was arrested Sunday morning for getting haughty with a cop. Then, Zach Braff decided to kick-start some fundraising. As of now, he is only about $250,000 shy of his $2 million Kickstarter goal — but this doesn't excuse the fact that he is a total copycat of the Veronica Mars campaign. See what the Twitter comedians have to say about this week's pop cultural events. 10 Funniest Pop Culture Tweets of the Week: 1. Joan Rivers: "Kris Jenner showed off her iPhone case, which says "Queen of F*cking Everything!" Kim has the same one, just without the word 'Everything.'" Kris Jenner showed off her iPhone case, which says "Queen of F*cking Everything!" Kim has the same one, just without the word "Everything." — Joan Rivers (@Joan_Rivers) April 24, 2013 2. Max Silvestri: "Ugh, Zach Braff. The new Veronica Mars movie should be about the case of the mysterious Look At What We Started." Ugh, Zach Braff. The new Veronica Mars movie should be about the case of the mysterious Look At What We Started. — Max Silvestri (@maxsilvestri) April 24, 2013 3. Michael Ian Black: "About to watch "Game of Thrones." Hoping The Khaleesi f**ks Jamie Lannister's arm stump." About to watch "Game of Thrones." Hoping The Khaleesi fucks Jamie Lannister's arm stump. — Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) April 22, 2013 4. Lauren Ashley Bishop: "how DARE reese witherspoon do something important while i'm taking a nap" how DARE reese witherspoon do something important while i'm taking a nap — lauren ashley bishop (@sbellelauren) April 22, 2013 5. Tim Siedell: "Before yelling "do you know who I am?" at a cop, you should be certain you're famous enough for that cop to know who you are." Before yelling "do you know who I am?" at a cop, you should be certain you're famous enough for that cop to know who you are. — Tim Siedell (@badbanana) April 22, 2013 6. Sammy Rhodes: "If the AP had just kept its passwords in a folder called “Nicolas Cage movies after 2004” this whole thing could have been avoided." If the AP had just kept its passwords in a folder called “Nicolas Cage movies after 2004” this whole thing could have been avoided. — sammy rhodes (@prodigalsam) April 23, 2013 7. Julia Segal: "Has anyone told Zach Braff he can just make us a mixtape?" Has anyone told Zach Braff he can just make us a mixtape? — Julia Segal (@juliasegal) April 24, 2013 8. Patton Oswalt: "The Delta Gamma sorority just accepted the resignation of Rebecca Martinson. Don't laugh -- because now, she is...SORORITY RONIN." The Delta Gamma sorority just accepted the resignation of Rebecca Martinson.Don't laugh -- because now, she is...SORORITY RONIN. — Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) April 25, 2013 9. Stephen Colbert: "I taught @billclinton to tweet! This is almost as exciting as the time I taught Cheney 'Dance Dance Revolution.'" I taught @billclinton to tweet! This is almost as exciting as the time I taught Cheney "Dance Dance Revolution." — Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) April 25, 2013 10. Sam Grittner: "Don't unlock the doors to the Bush Center until George W. pronounces nuclear correctly." Don't unlock the doors to the Bush Center until George W. pronounces nuclear correctly. — Sam Grittner (@SamGrittner) April 25, 2013 Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. More:20 'Glee' Storylines You Probably Forgot About Reese Witherspoon Cancels Fallon Following ArrestReese Witherspoon Apologizes for Being a Jerk to the Cop  From Our Partners:Beyonce Flaunts Bikini Bod for H&M (Celebuzz)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • George Jones Dies: Faith Hill, Blake Shelton, and More Country Stars Remember the Late Legend
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Apr 26, 2013
    One of the world's greatest and most timeless country legends has passed away. George Jones, best known for his song "He Stopped Loving Her Today," passed away Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn at the age of 81. He had been hospitalized for a fever and high blood pressure, Fox News reports. This truly is a sad day for the country world. Over the past 20 years, the country community has credited Jones as the greatest living country singer of all time — and many singers even mention him in their own music. Jones will always be remembered for his hard living ways, stormy relationships, distinctive voice, and for his endless list of hits, which includes "White Lightning," "Tender Years," and "We're Gonna Hold On," which he recorded with his then wife Tammy Wynette. After hearing the devastating news, the country community took to Twitter to remember the late legend. We lost one of the best voices God created this morning. Our hearts are saddened to hear that George Jones has passed away... — Faith Hill (@FaithHill) April 26, 2013 nancy and @gjpossum had a beautiful marriage and special relationship. love you nancy. long live the possum. gonna miss my buddy. real sad. — Dierks Bentley (@DierksBentley) April 26, 2013 Really REALLY bad news. We've lost a country music legend. And I've lost a hero and a friend.Goodbye George Jones... — Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) April 26, 2013 So sad we lost "the possum" today. R.I.P George Jones and know we didn't stop loving you today. You will live on forever in our hearts. — LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes) April 26, 2013 Such a sad day... May you Rest in Peace George Jones. @gjpossum — Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) April 26, 2013 George Jones passed away this morning. We will miss ya Possum.There will never be another!! Make them angels weep up there GJ. — Bo Bice (@OfficialBoBice) April 26, 2013 Gone ...... George Jones .....man he was country music — Tim McGraw (@TheTimMcGraw) April 26, 2013 If I'm blessed enough to make it there, I look forward to you giving me the grand tour. Rest in peace George Jones!!!!! -KU — Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) April 26, 2013 George Jones was my friend, and I loved him. Trace Adkins — TraceAdkins (@TraceAdkins) April 26, 2013 So saddened to hear of George Jones' passing.He was an idol of mine and a true legend! One of the best voices of a… say.ly/dET5Gsc — Sara Evans (@saraevansmusic) April 26, 2013 I'll never forget the first time I heard the story in "He Stopped Loving Her Today". RIP George Jones. Country Legend. U will be missed. — Jennifer Nettles (@JenniferNettles) April 26, 2013 Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat.  More:Melissa Gilbert Marries Again Lil Bub Does the Bubstep — VIDEO Psy Breaks Into the Top 10 From Our Partners:Beyonce Flaunts Bikini Bod for H&M (Celebuzz)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • Late Night Last Night: Susan Sarandon's Dogs Fight Over Justin Bieber
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Apr 26, 2013
    There's something to be said about the jealousy of dogs. If there is more than one dog in a household, there is most likely an aggressor, a leader of the pack. The dominant dog loves to be the center of his or her owner's attention and can't stand it when the other dogs invade on this territory. Well, Thursday night, Susan Sarandon thought it would be a grand idea to bring her two dogs, Rigby and Penny, to visit Jimmy Fallon — and in the middle of her interview, the two little pets went at it. Sarandon was in the middle of a joke about Justin Bieber being subpar at ping pong (the conversation was sparked by the news that police invaded Bieber's tour bus in Sweden this week and discovered a small amount of drugs), when Fallon decided to offer the actress' dogs a few toys. When one dog brought a toy over to Sarandon, upon whose lap the other dog that had been sitting, the stage erupted in a canine freak out. After that, it became clear which pet is the more dominant animal. Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. More:'The Big Wedding' Movie Review 'The Company You Keep' Review Michael Kors Leaving 'Project Runway'  From Our Partners15 Nude Photo Scandals (vh1)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • 'Project Runway' Season 11: Michelle Lesniak Franklin Named the Winner
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Apr 26, 2013
    Another season, another winner. Project Runway judges Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen, and guest judge Michael Kors have handed out the Season 11 winning title to Portland, Ore.-based designer Michelle Lesniak Franklin. Season 11 broke the mold as the first-ever Teams Edition of Project Runway — and Franklin was able to come out the winner despite all the drama that happened on and off the runway. She had to face numerous guest judges, including Bette Midler, country singer Miranda Lambert, Shameless star Emmy Rossum, and even Susan Sarandon. But despite coming out on the bottom in many of the challenges, Franklin was still able to beat 15 other designers (Patricia Michaels and Stanley Hudson among them) for the title. Of course, the winning title came with a whole slew of prizes. Franklin walked away with $100,000 from L'Oreal Paris to put towards her own line, a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine, a 2013 Lexus GS 350, a $50,000 technology suite by HP and Intel, and an opportunity to design a line that will be exclusively sold on Lord & Taylor. Not to shabby of a lot! Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat.  More:What the Heck Happened to Project Runway? Michael Kors Leaving Project Runway Season 11 'Project Runway All Stars': Where Is Andrae?  From Our Partners15 Nude Photo Scandals (vh1)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • 'Little House on the Prairie' Star Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield Marry
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Apr 25, 2013
    Little Laura Ingalls is all grown up. In fact, the actress who played Laura, Melissa Gilbert, just got married for the third time! Gilbert, 48, wed thirtysomething star Timothy Busfield, 55, "in a private ceremony at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara on April 24," the star's rep tells Hollywood.com. Gilbert, who first rose to fame as a child star on Little House on the Prairie recently re-entered the spotlight when she competed on Dancing with the Stars. And Gilbert's new husband, Busfield, is also a fellow actor. He starred in the hit TV series thirtysomething and The West Wing and also has two movies — Nightcomer and 23 Blast — set to come out this year.  They say the third time is a charm, which must be the mindset of Gilbert and Busfield (who got engaged in 2012) as both have been previously married twice. And since they are both talented TV actors, they should maybe think about coming out with a modern version of The Brady Bunch. Gilbert has two children and Busfield has three, so they are practically on track to cast a similar sitcom. Now that would be a show worth watching! Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. More:Melissa Gilbert Is Engaged Melissa Gilbert Lends a Hand at a Homeless ShelterMelissa Gilbert Wants to Take Lindsay Lohan Home with Her From Our Partners:15 Famous Fetuses (vh1)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • Gretchen Rossi Proposes to Slade Smiley — They're Engaged
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Apr 25, 2013
    It sounds like there may soon be a wedding on The Real Housewives of Orange County. One of the show's stars, Gretchen Rossi, is engaged to be married for the second time. Rossi popped the question this time around, asking her longtime boyfriend Slade Smiley to marry her — and this proposal will be aired on TV, Rossi's rep confirms to Hollywood.com. "They're really happy about getting married," a source tells People. "Gretchen always does everything out of the box, so no one is too surprised she was the one who proposed. She really wants kids with Slade, so that was a big motivator." After granting Smiley with a proposal, Rossi received a huge engagement ring. The Real Housewife is now rocking a four-carat yellow diamond, reportedly designed by Danny Arik of Newport Jewelers in Newport Beach, Calif. This will be Smiley's first marraige and Rossi's second — and Rossi is more than excited to be marrying her love. "Spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically, [Slade and I] connect on every level," she told People two years ago. "He supports me, loves me and is so unselfish. I just feel like the luckiest girl in the world." Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. More:Gretchen Rossi: Slade Is an 'Amazing Father' RHOC Recap: Pussycat's Out of the Bag RHOC Recap: The Mudslide Brought It Down  From Our Partners:Eva Longoria Bikinis on Spring Break (Celebuzz)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • Dubstep Is So Over, Lil Bub Is Raving to 'Bubstep' — VIDEO EXCLUSIVE
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Apr 25, 2013
    Over the past two years, the Internet has fallen in love with the story of Lil Bub — an adorable kitten who was born the runt of her litter and has a list of birth defects that includes dwarfism and polydactylism. Mike Bridavsky, her owner, has shared 23 videos on YouTube showing off Lil Bub's undeniable cuteness as she takes on the simplest acts in life such as eating, walking, and playing. Hundreds of thousands of fans play these videos over and over again just to catch a few seconds of Bub's activities. Wednesday, Hollywood.com added to the Lil Bub obsession by sharing seven cute photos of the little cat. And the Lil Bub trend continues as Hollywood.com has exclusively created the most entertaining video you will probably watch all day: Lil Bub's "Bubstep." You don't have to head to a rave to catch the Bubstep fever — all you have to do is grab a pair of glow lights, pull your hoodie over your head, and click play. Skrillex couldn't have made a better mix! Get ready to break it down with Lil Bub's Bubstep! Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. More:7 Adorable Pics of Bub and Cute Things — EXCLUSIVE'Lil Bub' Movie Gets a TrailerLil Bub is on Tour From Our Partners:Eva Longoria Bikinis on Spring Break (Celebuzz)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • Billboard Beats: Psy's 'Gentleman' Breaks Into the Top 10
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Apr 25, 2013
    Oh, popular dance tunes. It seems like there is always going to be an electric beat that people obsess over. Last year, the world grooved to Korean singing sensation Psy's "Gangnam Style." Then the first few months of 2013, we had to deal with the rise and fall of Baauer's "Harlem Shake." With "Harlem Shake" out of the picture, it looks like Psy is taking the reins once again. This week, Psy's new single "Gentleman" debuts in the Billboard Hot 100 Chart's top 10. After charting for only two weeks, "Gentleman" lands at No. 5. Meanwhile, P!nk holds onto No. 1 with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' "Can't Hold Us" still at No. 2. Check out what other songs made it to the top 10 this week. The Top 10 Songs on Billboard.com's Hot 100 Chart: 1. "Just Give Me A Reason" by P!nk, Featuring Nate RuessPeak Position: 1Last Week's Position: 1Weeks on Chart: 10 2. "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Featuring Ray DaltonPeak Position: 2Last Week's Position: 5Weeks on Chart: 11 3. "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Featuring WanzPeak Position: 1Last Week's Position: 2Weeks on Chart: 29 4. "When I Was Your Man" by Bruno Mars Peak Position: 1Last Week's Position: 3Weeks on Chart: 18 5. "Gentleman" by PsyPeak Position: 5Last Week's Position: 12Weeks on Chart: 2 6. "Stay" by Rihanna, Featuring Mikky Ekko  Peak Position: 3Last Week's Position: 4Weeks on Chart: 11 7. "Mirrors" by Justin TimberlakePeak Position: 7Last Week's Position: 7Weeks on Chart: 10 8. "Suit & Tie" by Justin TimberlakePeak Position: 3Last Week's Position: 6Weeks on Chart: 15 9. "Feel This Moment" by Pitbull, Featuring Christina Aguilera Peak Position: 8Last Week's Position: 8Weeks on Chart: 13 10. "Started From The Bottom" by DrakePeak Position: 6Last Week's Position: 9Weeks on Chart: 11 Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. More:Billboard Beats: Bruno Mars Is 'Your Man' The 'Harlem Shake' Fad Is Finally Over  Goodbye 'Harlem Shake' From Our Partners:Eva Longoria Bikinis on Spring Break (Celebuzz)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • Late Night Last Night: Jessica Pare Wasn't Sure 'Zou Bisou Bisou' Would Be a Hit
    By: Lindsey DiMattina Apr 25, 2013
    It's hard to forget Megan Draper's infamous song and dance number at Don Draper's birthday party during Season 5 of Mad Men. Mrs. Draper got up and surprised Don with a French burlesque-like performance, which left all the men smiling and the people talking about her at the office the next day. But prior to this episode airing, Jessica Pare, who plays Megan Draper, wasn't sure that "Zou Bisou Bisou" would be a hit. During her first ever late night visit Wednesday night, Pare told Jimmy Fallon that she had to wait seven months after filming "Zou Bisou Bisou" to find out how people would react to it. But once it took off, fans responded to her on the streets. Sally Field and Daniel Day-Lewis even recognized her. But Pare did have to deal with one embarrassing after-affect: Her mother now tries to copy her Mrs. Draper performance at dinner parties. Yikes! Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. More:Jessica Pare: Megan is Better Than BettyMad Men: Finally Some Alone Time with JoanDon Draper Is a Whore From Our Partners50 Worst Celeb Mugshot Fails (vh1)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)