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Paris Hilton Talks About Madonna Inspiring Her Sexuality, Unicorns, DJ AM and Her Boys

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She has a new single with her high energy “Come Alive” and she’s been busy doing what she loves as a deejay. So what is Paris Hilton up to now? What brings her inspiration and what makes her happy? Check out highlights from an interview the heiress did with Hollywood Today Live below.

On Madonna being her inspiration for Come Alive: “Madonna has been an inspiration, ever since I was a little girl. Justify My Love is very sexy, and a very sexy song, and I wanted to be sexual and who better than Madonna to inspire me.”

On her new video single Come Alive: “The song is about love and magical creation. I wanted the video to be a fairytale, an ethereal fantasy world, I have a unicorn, rainbows and pink clouds. I was obsessed with Lisa Frank when growing up, so it’s kinda like Lisa Frank grew up and went to Ibiza.”

When asked where she got the unicorn: She said she had one, to which HTL host AJ responded, “Of course you do. You’ve heard here first. Paris owns her own unicorn.”

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On a fan responding to her new video-“It’s exotic, tempting and diabolical.” “I love being called diabolical, never been called that before.”

On her working with Lil Wayne and Birdman: “They are my boys.”

On going back to Ibiza this summer as resident DJ at Amnesia: “I’ve been wanting to do that for about 10 years now. DJ AM taught me and now I’ve been doing it professionally for about three years.”

On being in a male dominated [DJ] field, how it feels to rock out sold out nights: “It’s Amazing. I am playing all around the world. I play a different show in a different country every single day.”

On her dog Peter Pan [in studio with her] : “He will be travelling with me to Ibiza. He is a service dog now so he can come everywhere with me.”

On the best part about coming home and seeing my dogs: “I like seeing their smile, it puts a huge smile on my face. Then they start jumping all over me and it makes me really happy.”

Check out the Come Alive video below.

CELEB SPOTTING: Jordin Sparks Joins Boyfriend On Stage In Jamaica

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American R&B artist Jason Derulo delivered an entertaining set during his debut performance at the 22nd staging of the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) sponsored Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay. In his nearly hour long set, Derulo kept the crowd rocking with his hits including Riding Solo, What’s in Your Head and Marry Me. His performance was enhanced by the surprise appearance of his girlfriend Jordin Sparks who joined him on stage for Breathe Without Air. He was later joined on stage by reggae artist Mr. Vegas for an entertaining dance showdown to his popular hit Bruk it Down.

Jamaica isn’t a bad gig! I’m sure these two enjoyed a bit of the Jamaican sites while they were there as well.

Nick and Vanessa Lachey Announce Baby #2!

Vanessa and Nick Lachey are expecting their second child – a baby girl to join 22-month-old son Camden! Parents magazine caught up with the adorable family in their June 2014 issue to hear what they had to say about raising kids and what’s next for the Lachey clan. Check out the highlights below!

On starting to talk about kids in detail: As we started getting serious [about having kids], we’d ask each other things like ‘What kind of parent would you be?’ Then when I was pregnant, we really talked. ‘How would we teach him right from wrong? How would we raise him with values?’ At that point it wasn’t hypothetical – it was happening whether we were ready or not!’ -Vanessa

On Vanessa as a mother: “My wife’s maternal side is a new dynamic to her personality – and it’s definitely made her even sexier.” -Nick

On Nick as a father: “I knew the man I was going to marry was not only a great man, a good friend, and a family guy, but he was going to respect and treat me well and be an amazing father and role model to our children. That’s Nick.” -Vanessa

On being conscious of their fame with social media: “As a parent, it can be exciting to share photos of your child on social media, but we try to keep in mind that things can be picked up by the press. What’s being a proud parent and what is sharing too much? You can drive yourself crazy thinking about it!”-Vanessa

On what’s next for the Lachey family: “We definitely want more kids. You don’t want kids to have to share the game group of friends.” -Nick

“But you don’t want them so far apart that they have nothing in common.” -Vanessa

“Yes, they have to be close enough in age so they can still relate to each other.” -Nick

On Nick recording an album for each child: “Since Nick did A Father’s Lullaby for Camden, we joke that if he doesn’t do one for each of the kids they’re going to think Camden is Daddy’s favorite!” -Vanessa

So excited for these two! Congratulations! And look how cute that little guy is.

Kristen Wiig Opens Up For Elle, Looks Hot On New Cover!

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Though immensely private, comic genius Kristen Wiig has taken on a series of raw, revealing dramatic roles that may profoundly alter the way the world appreciates her huge talent, and she’s opening up about all that and more in the August issue of ELLE. Wiig spoke candidly with writer Ivan Solotaroff about delving into the dramatically dark characters she embodies in her latest films—The Skeleton Twins, which hits theaters on September 19, and Welcome to Me—her formative pre-SNL years (she was neither cheerleader nor theater nerd), the “meditative” and “therapeutic” effects of teaching herself guitar and writing songs, and one of her latest pursuits—trying her hand at directing.

“Putting Kristen on our cover was an easy choice to make, because she is such an ELLE woman—wickedly smart, brutally honest, funny, profane, and profound. Plus, she loves fashion and wears it with a relaxed ease.” -ELLE editor-in-chief, Robbie Myers

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Considering Kristen Wiig’s talent for creating original, out-of-this-world characters, only one shoot location could do her justice: Grey Gardens, the legendary East Hampton, New York, estate made iconic by the 1976 documentary of the same name, where socialites Edith and Edie Beale lived—and donned whimsical outfits daily—for 25 years, rarely leaving the grounds. Wiig’s ELLE feature marks the estate’s debut as a fashion shoot location, and also, the first time Grey Gardens has been shot at all since that original documentary.

The following excerpt offers a sneak preview of the article, as Wiig and Solotaroff discuss comedy vs. drama and the self-exposure—both emotional and literal—she exhibits in her upcoming roles:

Wiig understands being categorized. “It’s not necessarily a bad thing. You have to have some sort of context for a person to register in your brain, and I was introduced to the world as a cast member of SNL. But I’ve always wanted to do dramatic stuff, to write and direct, do a lot of different things. Comedy is where my heart lies, but there’s also something really satisfying about being able to step away with a small crew, become a character and get to know her for a few months at a time.”

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I’m still surprised by Wiig’s sheer self-exposure in these roles: A few Skeleton Twins scenes are the emotional equivalent of full-frontal nudity. I’m even more surprised to learn that’s a step she will, in fact, take in the upcoming Welcome to Me, in which she plays a woman with borderline personality disorder who wins the lottery, quits her meds, and starts a TV talk show. “I’d never read a character like that. I got to a scene where it read, ‘She’s fully naked,’ and I remember thinking: If I do this movie, I have to do this scene, because it’s really important to this script.” Via Elle

Photos Carter Smith for Elle

Karreuche Tran Opens Up About Chris Brown Relationship, Rihanna

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KARREUCHE TRAN, the girlfriend of hip-hop star Chris Brown, rumored to have split from Brown last week, opens up for the first time about her relationship with the singer on “Just Keke,” the new daily talk show hosted by dynamic actress, singer and activist Keke Palmer on Wednesday, July 16th. In an exclusive interview, Tran finally breaks her silence and speaks out about Brown’s publicly proclaimed love triangle between herself and pop superstar Rihanna. Plus, Tran reveals how she first met Brown, life in the public eye, her heartbreak and more.

Chris Brown’s Girlfriend, Karreuche Tran, Speaks Out For The First Time About Dating Chris Brown

Keke: Now I remember when you and I had a conversation right before everything started getting really crazy with Chris Brown. And I said to you, how is it? Is everything okay? And you were like, “Well it’s not me. It’s just my boyfriend’s a celebrity.” …I actually felt really bad in that time because you have a girl, who’s just a girl from California, who ends up falling in love with one of the big pop stars of our time. And you’re hit with all of this drama. I mean what was that like? Were you a bit down about it? Were your friends there for you? How did you find a way to really move forward through all of this and keep going?

Karreuche: Just keeping a level head and positivity. I’ve never dated a celebrity before so it was very new to me. Paparazzi and all that. And then, even the situation with Rihanna, you know the reason why people tuned into this so much was because it’s relatable. I have girlfriends, I have family who’s gone through the same situation. It’s the case of the ex. We all go through it, do you know what I’m saying? But, however…in this case my boyfriend is a celebrity who’s ex-gilrfriend is an even bigger {celebrity}…Do you know what I’m saying? So, not only am I fighting a battle with her, I’m fighting a battle with her 14 million fans or however else. So, imagine how that feels for me when I gotta get on Twitter and I see a whole bunch of stuff….

Keke: And people are trying to make you constantly prove yourself. I see that a lot. I’m like looking and your comments…

Karreuche: They make up all kind of crazy stuff and it’s like they know nothing about me. But, you know, because they know nothing about me, because I stay so mute sometimes, that leaves open space for them to say whatever they want….

Keke: What would you say the hardest part of it all was for you?

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Karreuche: Um, jeez. I guess I would say the heartbreak because it was a real situation….

Karreuche starts to cry.

Keke: What was the heartbreak, mami? It’s okay, we can take a second…We all feel you, we all feel you.

Karreuche: Yeah, it was a real life situation….

You know, I do feel bad for this girl in a way. Why she kept going back to Breezy though has me confused? Did she think that she could maybe change this guy?

Adrienne Bailon Removes Rob Kardashian Tattoo

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Adrienne Bailon is doing everything she can to have Rob Kardashian completely removed from her life, including some permanent ink (that in my opinion, should NEVER include the name of someone you don’t know if you are even going to be with for life..and even then…nevermind…just never do it. It’s silly.).

Via Extra

“Extra” was with “The Real” co-host Adrienne Bailon as she began the process of removing a tattoo of ex-boyfriend Rob Kardashian’s name.

Bailon dated the reality star over 6 years ago and is looking forward to finally removing the ink. “I’m excited, anxious, excited more than anything. I think I’ve waited a long time, long enough, to have this officially gone.”

The talk show co-host said living with the tat has been the most painful part. “I thinking living the last six years with somebody’s name on your body is a little weird and that’s more painful, like, you know, to have to explain it to my kids.”

She also has had to explain it to her current boyfriend, Roc Nation’s Lenny S, who has been completely supportive. “It’s great that he’s somebody that wants it gone, but not in a selfish way. He wants it to be done right, and it won’t be something that will damage my skin and I’ll be scarred for life.”

Adrienne admitted she has had two unsuccessful attempts to remove the tattoo, but is now turning to Dr. Jeremy Brauer of New York, and his latest removal tool, the PicoSure Laser.

Bailon explained, “What I love about the PiscoSure Laser is that it can work on people who already attempted to remove their tattoos and it hasn’t worked before… I’m excited to see how this works. I know it won’t be completely gone in one session, but that there will be a drastic change.”

Dr. Brauer predicted Adrienne might only need five treatments and told “Extra” the PicoSure Laser actually shatters the tattoo particle and is the first major breakthrough in tattoo removal in 20 years. “All other devices that exist are nanosecond lasers, so this is a thousand times shorter pulse duration.”

After the first treatment, Bailon said, “I’m not going lie to you… I was so nervous. I had really painful experiences before doing laser tattoo removal before, like smelling my flesh burning. With this, I literally didn’t get to the chorus of a song and it was done. I love the fact [Dr. Brauer] used an ice pack and numbing cream. This was painless.”

Daniel Radcliffe Will Read J.K. Rowling’s New ‘Harry Potter’ Story

Via Extra TV:

“Extra’s” AJ Calloway caught up with Daniel Radcliffe. Daniel commenting on the news regarding Harry Potter, the character that made him famous, after J.K. Rowling revealed a look at the grown-up boy wizard in a new story posted her Pottermore website. Daniel saying he will read the short story, “Of course I’ll read it…I’m obviously going to read it.” But, Daniel not as sure he would be interested in playing the older Harry Potter, “As far as I know Harry is 36 in those stories…I’m about to turn 25, I’m not sure if that’s quite in my playing age yet.”

Radcliff admitting he doesn’t really have an opinion in what happens to his Harry Potter character, “I never had an opinion on what should happen to the character, I’m watching with the rest of the world now, fascinated to see what she does with it.”

The actor was in NYC promoting his BBC TV series, “A Young Doctor’s Notebook and Other Stories,” also starring Jon Hamm.

Nick Cannon: Playing Richard Pryor In Upcoming Biopic?

Via Extra TV:

Nick Cannon joined “Extra’s” Mario Lopez at Universal Studios Hollywood, where the “America’s Got Talent” host commented on headlines that say he’s going to play comedian Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic.

Cannon explained it’s just rumors for now. “There’s a phenomenal director, Lee Daniels, who did everything from ‘The Butler,’ to ‘Precious.’ He’s assigned to the project, and he’s supposed to direct… He’s a personal friend of mine, and I’ve had the opportunity to kind of read with him, talk about it, but in my mind I’m trying to be the best man for the role. There’s several other people who’d love to play this role, and I’m just saying may the best man get it.”

Nick added he has begun to look the part. “I started growing my hair and doing the look and everything. Crazy, because the rumors started right away… ultimately man, it’s a dream project, who wouldn’t want to be part of that legendary story, that legendary comic? He changed the face of comedy, so I’d love the opportunity.”

For now, Cannon is concentrating on “America’s Got Talent.” “Season 9… it’s the best season we’ve had so far. The judges are just jelling. I think it’s the best judging panel on television, then after that, man, like, the talent shot up to the next level.”

The TV personality is also working on a children’s book based on his 3-year-old twins with wife Mariah Carey. “I really don’t want my kids to be in entertainment, but I understand how people have fallen in love with their characters, who they are, so I was like, I’ll just design children’s books with their characters in mind. They’re like the new Raggedy Ann and Andy, and it’s called ‘The Adventures of Roc and Roe.’”

Megan Fox Reveals HER Girl Crush In New Cosmo Interview

Superstar Megan Fox is Cosmo’s August cover girl, on newsstands July 8th. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles star opens up to the magazine about women in Hollywood, her sexuality, and life with her husband Brian Austin Green.

Check out the highlights from the Cosmo interview below:

On someone she finds sexy:
“I think Ellen [DeGeneres] is sexy. Maybe it’s the way she gives off the impression that she’s anti-’the business’ even though she’s engaging in it. And humor is always sexy.”

On reading Cosmo:
“I remember I used to think it was a big deal, when I was like 15, 16, and I knew that Cosmo was something my mom probably didn’t want me to read, and so it was exciting to get a hold of it because you felt like you were getting a glimpse behind what it was to be a woman; they’re letting you in on womanly secrets.”

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For more of Megan Fox’s exclusive interview and photo shoot with Cosmopolitan, pick up the issue on newsstands July 8.

Raven Symone on Her Gay Marriage Tweet, Growing Up A Child Actor & More

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Actress RAVEN SYMONE makes an appearance via video chat on “Just Keke,” the new daily talk show hosted by dynamic actress, singer and activist Keke Palmer on Thursday, July 3rd. Raven chats with Keke about her gay marriage tweet from last summer that instantly made headlines. Plus, Raven and Keke talk about growing up as child actors and Raven reveals how she remains confident in who she is today.

Highlights below:

Raven on Her Headline-Making Gay Marriage Tweet

Keke: Now, you sent out a tweet last August saying, “I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you.” Now it made news because of course everybody had the question of, Is this Raven coming out? Is this her moment? Do you want to talk about that?

Raven: I’ll just say I love my LGBT community and I’m part of them for always.

Keke: Yes! Yes! Now you know I have to say because coming up as a child actor, working in Disney Channel, all that type of stuff, people have an idea of who and what and how you should be. So when you sent that tweet out, were you expecting that kind of feedback? Were you prepared for it?

Raven: Girl, I sent it because people are raising stupid laws. Period….

Raven on Moving On From Her Child Actor Image & Being Confident in Who You Are

Keke: Now when you first got out of “That’s So Raven,” I really wanna ask this question from me too, because, like I said being a child actor people always want to group you up and keep you the same way. Especially with “Akeelah and the Bee,” I feel like “Akeelah and the Bee” is my Urkel ya’ll. I ain’t never gonna live that one down girl. So how was it, when you changed your hair up different than people expected, it’s not “That’s So Raven,” it’s not Raven Baxter, it’s Raven Symone. What was that like? What was the feedback like? How did you learn to silence all of that?

Raven: That’s a tricky question missy. How do I say this correctly without making people angry? You have to be confident in who you are no matter what your team, background noise or front-ground noise makes. You have to stay strong as long as you’re not, ya know, being a drug addict or nothing crazy then you gotta listen. But when you’re just trying to color your hair, stay strong. It’s hard because people want to continue the brand, continue the look that they created to, I’m being honest, they want continue that look that made them money for so long but sometimes it doesn’t always coincide with who you are as a person…

Gotta love Raven!

CELEB SPOTTING: Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Ali Fedotowsky and Amy Davidson at Villa La Estancia Los Cabos Resort & Spa

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Over the weekend, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting was spotted at the Villa La Estancia Los Cabos Resort & Spa in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico along with her husband Ryan; Ali Fedotowsky with her boyfriend, L.A. radio DJ Kevin Manno; and actress Amy Davidson (Kaley’s former costar on “8 Simple Rules” with her husband Kacy Lockwood.

The group, along with Kaley’s sister, Briana Cuoco and their friend, actress Ashley Jones, flew to Cabo for a fun, relaxing weekend for the 4th of July holiday. They were there to vacation and celebrate a few birthdays (Ryan, Kacy and Kevin), which they celebrated in their suite one night (followed by rounds of the Celebrity game as well as Heads Up.

The group also spent time at the resort’s pool/pool bar and had massages at the resort’s Desert Spa. The friends also dined at the hotel’s La Casona fine dining restaurant before heading out to downtown Cabo to the club, Baja Junkie.

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Photos by Daniel Jireh

Dakota Fanning Isn’t Like Kim Kardashian!

At just 20 years old, Town & Country’s August cover girl Dakota Fanning has aced stardom with an inspiring maturity and poise. The Hollywood veteran, set to star in this Fall’s The Last of Robin Hood, opens up to the magazine about her life in the spotlight, how she maintains her privacy, and the types of projects she’d like to work on one day.

Via Town and Country

Dakota, explaining how getting into show business was her idea:
“It’s hard to explain to someone who didn’t know me as a child. But even before I started working – when I was two, three, four, five – I was an exceptionally mature child. I just was. And my mom and I were able to have conversations like, ‘Do you want to go to California and go to auditions for commercials and TV shows? Is that something you want to do?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, let’s give it a try.’”

On privacy:
“I’m just never going to parade my personal life. If you choose to not do it, it’s not hard to not do it… Any part of an artistic business is made better by there being a little mystery. That’s what movies are about.”

On growing up in the public eye:
“Because people saw me grow up, there’s this weird sort of ownership that they feel for me and that is…difficult. Because it’s not real; it’s in their minds. People don’t know me as much as they think they do. I’ll be walking down the street and someone will say hello, and I’ll go, ‘Oh, hi!’ I’ll think I must know this person if they said hello, but then you realize, you don’t know them.”

On her mother’s sacrifice for Dakota’s career:
“[My mother] realized I had the potential to do things that were bigger than the life she knew. And she recognized that in Elle, too. When she made that initial move with me to L.A., she completely gave up her own dreams and started over in a place she never imagined living. I mean, Los Angeles, to a person from 20 minutes southeast of Atlanta, might as well be Africa.”

On the types of movies she’d like to direct and produce one day:
“It’s very hard to find a movie about a strong woman – one that doesn’t have anything to do with a guy or the love of a guy or the heartbreak of a guy. Is that the only crisis that women deal with: love and loss of love and sadness? There’s more to life than that.”

For more of Dakota’s exclusive interview with Town & Country, pick up a copy on newsstands July 8th!

Helen Mirren Cuts Her Own Hair

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She turns 69 this summer, looking absurdly fresh-faced and beautiful. Helen Mirren told Redbook about cutting her own hair, red lipstick and feeling inferior around French women.

Check out the highlights below.

Via Redbook:

Helen Mirren on her daily beauty routine:
“I wear makeup every day. I love putting it on, and I get really into it: a little bit of this here, and little bit of that there… But then I stand back and look into the mirror and it’s awful! So I take it all off because I’ve gotten too anal about it. It’s absolutely true that as you get older, you have to wear less and less makeup. You can get away with naked eyes if you’ve got red lips. Or red lips and sunglasses.”

On her new film, The Hundred-Foot Journey and playing celebrated French chef, Madame Mallory who never had a hair out of place:
“Oh, God, she’s so not close to me. As a Brit, we’ve always looked to the French and [wondered], Why do they never look untidy? We’ve got a terrific inferiority complex when it comes to them.”

On the rumor that she cuts her own hair:
“Not always, but yes, I can’t handle going to the hairdresser every six weeks, so I only go about once a year. In between, I get out the scissors and do something, usually rather disastrously. Sometimes I’ll even chop my hair the morning of a big red carpet event.”

Jennifer Lopez Had A Complete Meltdown After Casper Smart Split

Jennifer Lopez apparently was in a rough place when she split from her former boy toy Casper Smart. I get the whole breakup thing. It is painful and I can’t even imagine going through it as a celebrity in the public eye.

In Touch magazine reports,

Jennifer Lopez has publicly maintained her composure following her split from Casper Smart. But now a friend of the singer tells In Touch that she’s not so stoic behind closed doors.

“Jennifer recently had a complete meltdown,” the pal tells the new issue of In Touch, adding that the American Idol judge was drinking champagne and completely lost it at her LA home recently. “She started throwing framed photos of Casper against the wall — there was broken glass everywhere, and the maid had to clean up after her. It was a crazy scene.”

Jennifer has been spending time lately with Dancing With the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy but those in her inner circle say she’s still dealing with her emotions over Casper, who reportedly was caught sexting with a transsexual model last month.

Gotta love a “friend” who shares what they know with a tabloid magazine, right?

Well at any rate, I hope J. Lo gets herself right. There are plenty of men out there who would die to date that woman.

CELEB SPOTTING: Grey’s Anatomy Actress Canoodling With Her Man in Mexico

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Actress Sarah Drew (“Grey’s Anatomy”) was seen on vacation with her husband, Peter Lanfer, recently at Villa del Palmar at the Island of Loreto in Loreto, Mexico.

The couple flew to the resort to celebrate their 12th wedding anniversary and spent their time paddle boarding and taking walks along the private bay. They also relaxed with his and hers massages at Sabila Spa and having romantic candlelit dinners at Danzante restaurant at the resort.

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