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VIP EXCLUSIVE: Donald Faison Teams up with New Snickers Crisper to Diagnose “Selfie Symptoms” (VIDEO INTERVIEW)


How much time do you spend choosing a filter? Did you pose correctly to capture the perfect lighting? And, what about that caption? Many elements are considered in the quest for the perfect selfie, only to be revisited when likes are lack-luster.

Here to help is television and screen star Donald Faison. Best known for his character Dr. Turk on Scrubs, Faison is taking on a new role with SNICKERS to diagnose fans’ selfie, or social hunger symptoms.

Danity from Celebrity VIP Lounge had the chance to chat with Donald exclusively about his new role as Snickers ambassador, his recent movie project and…he even has a message for Celebrity VIP Lounge readers.

Check out our banter with Donald Faison, sponsored by Snickers below:

Donald Faison is best known for his starring role as Dr. Christopher Turk for nine years on the Emmy Award-nominated NBC hit series Scrubs. Faison has received six NAACP Image Award nominations for “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series” and was awarded the “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series” award at the first annual BET Comedy Awards. Faison also was the lead in the ensemble TV Land’s, The Exes, and hosted for the new TBS reality show, Last laugh from Ashton Kutcher’s production company. Earlier credits include TV drama Felicity, Clueless, Party of Five and more. Faison is currently hosting the new GSN game show Winsanity.

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Super Cool SuperME Backpacks For The Little Ones


Mysteries of Laura, which airs on NBC starring Debra Messing (“Will & Grace”) as Laura Diamond, a brilliant NYPD homicide detective who balances her “Columbo” day job with a crazy family life that includes two unruly twin boys and a soon-to-be ex-husband – also a cop – who just can’t seem to sign the divorce papers features SuperME! backpacks in several scenes of the new hit show. To view the entire SuperME! Collection, please visit www.supermehero.com.


SuperME! is a collection of personalized superhero-inspired products that combine functionality and fun and embrace the inner personality, unique skillset and boundless talent of kids all over the map! Every item in the SuperME! collection comes with Velcro patches which can be PERSONALIZED with your child’s name or to reflect your child’s ever changing interest (baseball, ballet, snowboarding, cars, etc). The SuperME collection consists of hooded & cape backpacks, luggage, cape-n-nap travel blankets/ pillows and lunchboxes. All SuperME items also come complete with a mask allowing your lil’ one to truly embrace the hero within.
SuperME! donates a portion of its proceeds to support PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and encourages children to be proud of who they are and accepting of others.

These are sooo adorable and so unique and would make a great gift for thje little superhero in your life!


Cameron Diaz Neither Confirms Nor Denies Upcoming Wedding

Cameron Diaz covers the January 2015 issue of Cosmopolitan, on newsstands nationwide December 9th. The star opens up to the magazine about what makes for a successful relationship, what she’s learned from past loves, and even how she felt being asked to sing while playing the role of Miss Hannigan in Annie, in theaters later this month.

Via Cosmopolitan:

Diaz neither confirms nor denies recent reports of an upcoming wedding to Benji Madden, but shares thoughts on what makes for a good relationship:
“You have to find someone in the same place as you are. Timing is everything. If you get into a relationship where you want something the guy doesn’t want, it’s never gonna work. You’re never going to get him to be in that place. No matter how old you are, finding the guy who’s in the same place as you are and wants to show up is the only way a relationship works, period.”

On learnings from past relationships:
“Here’s the thing. You make the same mistake over and over again until you learn your lesson. We girls sometimes do the thing where we pick the same person over and over again – they look and seem different, but deep down, they’re the same. And that’s on us.”

On having to sing in her role as Miss Hannigan in Annie, which hits theaters December 19:
“It was the most terrifying thing I’ve ever done in a movie. I cried a lot. [Miss Hannigan is] bitter because her chance at fame was stolen, and all she can taste is that taste, which is very much in line with this day and age. People determine your value by how many friends you have on Facebook or if you’re Instagram famous.”

For more of Cameron Diaz’s exclusive interview and photo shoot with Cosmopolitan, pick up the issue on newsstands December 9th.

Ellen Degeneres Stars In 50 Shades of Grey Trailer (VIDEO)

For all you 50 Shades of Grey fans, here is the trailer that proves that Ellen Degeneres has taken over for Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele in the upcoming 50 Shades of Grey movie due out this coming February. I know you may be sad, but seriously check this out before you get your panties all up in a bunch.

Check it out below.

Nicole Scherzinger & Molly Sims Celebrate The Launch of Candy Crush Soda Saga

Global recording artist Nicole Sherzinger and model and actress Molly Sims help King Digital Entertainment, a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world and creator of one of the biggest games of all time Candy Crush Saga, celebrate the launch of the game’s sister title, Candy Crush Soda Saga.

Candy Crush Saga has been one of the top grossing games in the charts since it launched on mobile exactly two years ago. It is one of the most played mobile gaming apps of all time, with gameplays equivalent to 71 times the current population of the world.

Since its recent launch on Facebook and mobile (iOS and Android), Candy Crush Soda Saga is currently the number one game downloaded in both the Apple App Store and Google Play in the United States, the UK and many other major markets.

To mark the launch, Candy Crush fan and popstar Nicole Scherzinger was on hand in the UK to trigger a soda fountain display, turning the River Thames in London into a sea of purple soda. Giant illuminated replica candies were floated under Tower Bridge, and a seven-metre high Candy Bear was raised 20 metres into the air, transforming the iconic landmark like never before.

Actress, model and soon to be mother of two, Molly Sims gave New York’s famous city street, Broadway its own ‘Sodalicious’ makeover. This is soon to be followed by a high impact marketing campaign in major cities across the world where major city locations and transport hubs will be transformed.

Ricky Martin on Returning to Broadway in a One-Man Show, Touring with His Twin Boys & What He’s Thankful for This Holiday & More

Via Extra:

“Extra’s” Mario Lopez caught up with singer Ricky Martin backstage at the first iHeart Radio Fiesta Latino on November 22nd, where the superstar opened up about his 30 year musical career, returning to Broadway and doing a one-man show, touring with his twin boys, what he’s thankful for this Thanksgiving and more.

On his 30 year career in music, Ricky told Mario,“Maybe it all started like a game. One thing for sure, I was passionate about being on stage and I’m just as passionate today.”

On appearing recently on Broadway and his plans to do a one-man show Ricky shared, ” I would definitely go back to Broadway. I would love to do a one man show.” Mario added, “Oh, really?” and Ricky said, “Did I just say that? Shhhh…I’m going to start working on it very soon.”

As for touring with his 6-year-old twin boys, Matteo and Valentino, Ricky revealed, “The kids are on the road with me man, they were born into this and they don’t know anything else, they are very happy.” Mario asked, “You see little performers or no?” Ricky revealed, “One of them is, he’s six years old, and he’s beat boxing like crazy. So yes, he’s into music.”

Talking charity work with pal Eva Longoria and The Eva Longoria foundation and the Ricky Martin Foundation uniting forces, Ricky said “ …I am very lucky to be working with her [Eva]…This is only the beginning of a very beautiful philanthropic marriage.”

And as for Thanksgiving and what he is thankful for this holiday, Ricky said he’s thankful for “Health, family, of course, success…just to be able to walk onto stage and see twenty thousand people every night is fascinating.”

Rihanna Talks Visiting The White House, Being an Aunt & Wanting Kids of Her Own

Via Extra:

“Extra’s” Renee Bargh caught up with Rihanna at the MAC AIDS Fund premiere of Andrew Jenk’s new documentary, “It’s Not Over,” where the superstar dished on her new music, her recent trip to the White House, becoming an Aunt and wanting kids of her own one day!

Renee asked the pop princess, “Are you just going to surprise us? Like could I go home and there would be a new song on iTunes?” Rihanna explained, “You never know! I like to be a little spontaneous about things…. My fans, they dedicate so much of their time and and their energy and their lives to supporting the music… You wanna respect that.”

Of her recent trip to The White House, Rihanna said, “I had a blast!” Renee asked, “Being a fan of ‘Scandal,’ did that make it even cooler?” Rihanna shared,”Definitely! And definitely not even being an American. That was the weirdest part, but it was awesome!”

As for how five month old niece Majesty is already taking after her Aunt RiRi, Renee asked, “Are you going to be showering her with MAC products when she gets a bit older?” Rihanna explained, “I already put on some lip gloss… She likes it. You know what she really likes? Selfies! She loves the camera.” Renee asked, “Do you want to have some kids of your own one day?” Rihanna revealed, “One day, I’ve got tons of work to do.”

Nick Jonas on His Imitation Kim Kardashian Photo

Meredith Vieira recently interviewed Nick Jonas and one of the topics was that image he posted of his head on Kim Kardashian’s body. Yes, on THAT cover. Apparently it wasn’t his idea. It was his brother Joe’s.


Nick said, “That was his idea. We were out in the city the other night and obviously it was the day Kim’s shoot came out and he pulled it up on his phone and said, ‘Oh my God someone just sent me this.’ And I said you have to post that right now,you have no choice and he did and I think it’s one of his most liked pictures on Instagram now.”

Meredith responded with, “But you were all in obviously.”

Nick said, “I mean you’ve got to go all the way if you’re going to do it, go full Kim here.”

And in case you were wondering, Nick IS a booty man. “Yeah, Why not? It’s beautiful.”

Well I must admit, Nick isn’t so bad either.

Jennifer Aniston On Baring Her Butt On The Cover of Rolling Stone Way Before Kim K

Via Extra:

“Extra’s” Renee Bargh caught up with Jennifer Aniston at the “Horrible Bosses 2″ premiere last night, where the actress opened up about baring her butt on a magazine cover way before Kim Kardashian, when she posed on the cover of Rolling Stone, showing off her butt back in 1996!

Renee explaining, “I actually remember this cover you did for Rolling Stone years ago…on a bed…maybe showing your perfect little derriere.”

Jennifer said, “Well, that was just…innocent, there’s nothing aggressive about that.” Renee commented, “…Way before Kim K. did it.”

Jen said, “Way! Oh, way, yeah. I was an original.”

Renee adding, “You’re a pioneer” and Jennifer saying, “Sorry, Kim K.”

As for what fiancé Justin Theroux thinks of her nymphomaniac role in “Horrible Bosses 2,” Jen shared, ” [Justin] Loves it. How could you not? It’s just so silly.”

“Horrible Bosses 2” opens in theaters Thanksgiving Day.

Meredith Vieira Covers More Magazine: Opens Up About Why She Finally Agreed to Host Her Own Talk Show, How She Escaped an Abusive Relationship, and Why She’s Not Afraid of Oversharing

From 60 Minutes to The View to Today, Meredith Vieira’s television career has been legendary, and she’s not stopping anytime soon. Now, as the host of her own talk show, The Meredith Vieira Show, she’s reinventing herself and letting it all hang out. In the December/January issue of More magazine, on newsstands Nov. 25, Vieira reflects on her career and opens up about taking risks, trusting her gut, and overcoming setbacks both personally (from escaping domestic violence to her brother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s) and professionally.

Via More:

On taking risks and doing The Meredith Vieira Show her own way:
“This is kind of the last thing I haven’t done. Getting too complacent can be dangerous. I always say to my kids, ‘You’ve got to take a chance’—even though I’m usually the last to do it.”

On the challenges of running her own talk show:
“It’s not like when I was with the other ladies of The View or the Today show team. You can’t let your energy drop. So even if you’re not feeling it, you gotta bring it.”

On knowing when to say no:
“For me, it has been about trusting my gut. We second-guess ourselves so much. We constantly see the brass ring, and it’s so enticing, but it’s dangerous. That constant grasping can lead to doing things that might go against your values.”

On staying in a physically abusive relationship in her early twenties:
“Back then, you didn’t hear about domestic violence. I didn’t think about shelters or a hotline. I loved this guy. So for the longest time I said, ‘Well, that happened, but it’s never gonna happen again.’”

Vieira finally broke away by accepting a new job in another city: “I saw my opportunity and took it.” But she never told her family about the abuse, even afterward, because “It would have broken my mother’s heart.”

On her surprising habit of oversharing on The View:
“I’ve always been a pretty open book, for better or worse. I would say the craziest things, and people would look at me like, ‘Oh my God, what are you talking about? I’d be screaming out, ‘I don’t wear underwear!’ It was like something was the matter with me. But I liked it. It was really, really fun.”

On not wearing underwear:
“I always thought, Why bother? If it’s pantyhose, it’s built in. And in the summer I wear leotards.”

On connecting with fans at Today:
“I love the plaza! Matt would say, ‘You need to go into a vat of Purell,’ because I’d hug everyone. That’s just who I am.”

On her relationship with Today co-anchor Matt Lauer:
“We were like an older sister and younger brother. It was like, ‘F you, a-hole’ or ‘You’re a loser.’ It was teasing.”

Al Roker on Vieira’s work ethic:
“With Meredith, what you see is what you get. She makes things look easy, and we all know that’s the mark of somebody who works hard.”

Scott Foley Talks About His Shirtless Scenes In Redbook’s December/January Issue


Redbook features an interview with Scott Foley where the handsome actor talks about whether he thinks Scandal stuff happens in the White House, being a dad and taking his shirt off for the camera. Ow, ow! Check out the highlights below.

Scott Foley on whether he thinks Scandal-esque stuff really goes on at the White House:
“Oh God, I hope so. Obviously, we’re adding an inordinate amount of drama to somewhat realistic situations, but I think there are secret meetings and possibly organizations that no one knows about doing things that can’t be done in the public eye.”

On feeling like an old pro when it comes to being a dad (he and his wife are expecting baby number three):
“We all learn and make it up as we go along. I’ve gotten more patient and less selfish. The other day, my daughter woke up at 5:30AM on a weekend and was like, “Dad, I want some milk.” So I got out of bed, warmed some milk in the microwave, and thought ‘I’m a good father – even though I’ve got my kid in front of the TV.’ It’s a job that never stops. I haven’t slept in years.”

On how he’s gotten better looking with age:
“I have no idea, but thank you! When Shonda Rhimes tells you to take your shirt off and 12 million people are going to see it Thursday night, you’re going to lose a little weight, so that’ll do it. I’ve always thought that 45 to 55 is a great time for guys: Your body has filled out. Your face doesn’t look old, but you’re weathered enough to look like you know what you’re talking about.”

On always being cast as ‘the other guy’:
“I think in reality you never want to be the other guy; but as an actor, a love triangle is instant drama, and it’s fantastic.”

Via Redbook

The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan Talks Show’s Success, Zombies And More In Women’s Health Mag’s December Issue


Lauren Cohan’s interview with Women’s Health is out now! Cohan opens up about playing a zombie, her holiday traditions, and what keeps her grounded. To check out the full interview, the December issue of Women’s Health is available on nationwide newsstands now.

On if she anticipated the success of the Walking Dead:
I didn’t really have time to think about whether I thought it was going to be big, I was just so happy with the show and being on the show and the people that I work with. It’s funny you sort of come out of our little vacuum of filming and you realize how popular it is. It’s popularity makes since to be because it’s such a loving environment and I would hope that would perpetuate in the world, in life. But no, I never anticipated it being that big.

On how she likes filming and living in Georgia:
I love Georgia. It’s funny because I’m here more than I am anywhere else, so I don’t have a house anywhere else. It’s difficult being away from my friends and family, but Georgia has definitely become another home because I know have so many people that I know here. I like it. Everything that I like doing, which is antiquing, hiking and exercising and relaxing you can do that in Atlanta too. I am definitely a creature of change. I love new experiences. I love adapting to a new environment. It’s great for me to be in California for a big and when I tire of all the things that L.A. can be, which everybody does, then I can go to London and just see theatre and enjoy the rain and the fog. But that’s actually what I really like about Atlanta; it’s got something very English about it. It’s got such old architecture and there’s trees and the weather – especially today the weather just started getting foggy. You get to wake up in the morning and sit on the balcony, have a cup of coffee, and just feel. It’s got a richness to it. There’s nowhere else like England though.

On if she thought she’d play a zombie:
I never really thought that I’d end up doing supernatural genres. I’ve always gravitated to supernatural things and I enjoy it, but when I started acting I enjoyed comedy and that’s what I thought I’d end up doing – just action, screwball comedy is what I’ve always wanted to do. It’s fun to do something like Walking Dead and now I have all the time in the world to do all of the other things. This has been such a rare experiences and such a special experience. I mean I want to do everything. Literally I want to do musicals, play a jazz singer, I want to somehow emulate Kevin Kline and Tilda Swinton.

On the actor she admires most:
Tilda Swinton I’ve always just thought is so brave and so inspiring – trailblazing. She doesn’t follow any rules and it doesn’t seem that she adheres to anything in life but what her heart and soul tell her to do. I think that’s just always what I’d like to check in with every day — that that’s how I’m conducting myself and conducting my life.

On what people might be surprised to learn about her:
People are generally not surprised by reading and walking and I really like reading and walking! The things that make me the happiest are just standing around a piano. That’s one thing I like about Georgia, I feel like I’ve met a lot of people with really old-fashioned hobbies. I go to a gospel church here – I actually go to a lot of different churches here just to sin. It’s been such a great experience in the south. Basically anything that involves piano, singing, jazz, reading. I could be in 1800 and be really happy.

Lauren Cohan

Lauren Cohan 1 WH Dec 2014

On filming The Walking Dead:
I feel like the show has given me fear! We have dealt with things every single day on this show that make the rest of life seem really, really calm and I think going through a processing that gives me a real appreciation for when things are normal. I’ve always been a fan of old fashioned things and something about the Walking Dead, even as we progress further and further into the show, it becomes a period drama because where it comes to clothes fashion and even weaponry, we have to have a cut off of 3 years ago. We’re shooting a period drama that’s locked in a very recent but specific time.

On her Christmas traditions:
I have a really colorful family, and I don’t go back to England every year but I’m going back this Christmas and my grandfather is coming from Spain. Christmas for us has always been very musical…and like everybody very food orientated. Christmas for us has always been a glass of champagne with our stocking and that’s the only drinking that I do on Christmas Day because I’m such a lightweight. My youngest brother since he was 14 has been an amazing chef so he always cooks us pig-in-a-blanket from scratch. My grandfather plays the piano so we just kind of spend Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day playing music, playing board games. Heads Up is our new obsession. It actually used to be the parlor game where everybody puts their names and put them in a hat. My granddad never gets these games, so if we play something like charades, he will say, ‘Rhymes with Ichael Ackson,’ and you’re like, ‘Michael Jackson?” that’s not how you play that. Half my family lives in America and half my family lives in Europe so each alternating year is nice to get that sacred time where you know you won’t get any work pressure. Just like everybody.

On how she stays grounded:
Georgia heat and zombies help that.

On how she stays fit:
I try to follow the 10,000 steps which is not difficult if I’m busy working, and Pilates, and ballet, and dancing. Anything that I have fun doing. For me staying healthy is so often just about me being happy and a workout that makes me happy. Staying invigorated trying new things. If it’s outdoors or it’s dancing, I’m set.


Photo Credit: Tom Schirmacher/Women’s Health

Jennifer Lawrence on Her New Famous Home, Being a Secret Mario Lopez Fan & More

Via Extra:

“Extra’s” Mario Lopez caught up with Jennifer Lawrence at “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” Premiere in Los Angeles last night, where the actress discussed her fans breaking through barricades at her recent Letterman appearance, refusing to jump on the social media bandwagon and her new, very popular home and much more.

Jennifer laughed telling Mario, “I’ve been watching you all week, because I’ve been at a hotel and you’re on the ‘Extra’ when you turn the TV on… I could, like, totally play you in a movie. Is that a weird thing to say?”

“The Hunger Games” star explained how fans got a little out of control at her recent appearance on “Late Show with David Letterman.” Mario asked, “I have to imagine it gets a little scary sometimes. On Letterman I saw some people break through the barricades. Does that ever trip you up or do you know it comes with the territory?” Jennifer answered, “Yes, it comes with the territory. That’s why I have security. I felt bad. The guy was like ‘the barricade is weak.’ And I was like everybody is screaming and I feel so bad and I was like ‘I’ll do one more’ and I went and it broke. So I felt bad. I kept apologizing to him…I made his job harder.”

Mario asked, “Is it true you said you eat like a cave man but don’t like to workout?” Jennifer explained, “Cavemen are on a pretty lean diet… I eat like a truck driver, but I workout. I workout so I don’t have to worry about it.”

To the dismay of her fans, Jennifer is one of the few stars who has not joined the social media craze, explaining “I’m so bad about the phone anyway. I guess it’s a moral stand. I just don’t like being on my phone that much.”

Even though Jennifer is a fan of reality shows, she says, “I wouldn’t like a dude to want reality TV.”

As for what the actress has planned post her busy press tour, JLaw said,”I just moved into a house. I am in the middle of [decorating it.] It’s Ellen’s old house. It was Jessica Simpson’s old house. It’s like the neighborhood whore. I was outside and some girl was like ‘I grew up in this house.’ Beat it kid. Everybody’s lived in this house.”

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” opens in theaters November 21st.

Charli XCX Gives Fierce Face On Cover of Seventeen

On newsstands on November 25th!

Who knew Charli XCX could give good face?! Well she does on the cover of Seventeen magazine. She gives a pretty fun interview too. Check out the highlights below.

Via Seventeen magazine:

Charli XCX on what her plans are for her music career:
“I’m going to build an empire. I’m always writing for someone else. I want to be someone who has her fingerprints all over the pop charts.”

On what it means to be ‘cool’:
“When you’re growing up I think there’s this idea that the coolest people are the ones who are really rude and feverish. But I’ve come to realize that isn’t cool. I think the best people are the ones who are just as nice and fun. This is really cheesy, but you only have one life – why spend most of it pretending to be cool?”

On how she defines her style:
“I don’t make punk music—I make pop that’s inspired by elements of punk. For me, as a person, am I punk? In the sense that I do what I want and I enjoy going against the norm, I suppose I am.”

She got her start when club promoters heard her first song, Dinosaur Sex and she started performing at raves:
“My parents knew and would actually come with me. So it was like a weird attempt at rebellion that turned into a family outing. But these were like real, full-on raves and there were lots of drugs and stuff. My mum was kind of freaking out, but they would stand at the back and watch me perform from afar. It was kind of strange, but also cool that they wanted to be a part of it and they were looking out for me.”

Photo Credit: Ben Watts

Solange Knowles Wedding To Longtime Boyfriend Alan Ferguson Happened Over The Weekend!


Solanges Knowles is a married woman! That’s right, the little baby sister of Beyonce, got hitched over the weekend to longtime boyfriend Alan Ferguson.



The happy couple said “I do” at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans. Around 2 p.m., the pair arrived via white-painted vintage bicycles, and it was all about the details: The bride’s basket held flowers!
“Beaming. Calm. They looked pretty calm, relaxed on their wedding day,” one onlooker tells PEOPLE. “Definitely happy.”

As for their arrival attire, the bride rocked a cream pantsuit with a cape and plunging V-neck (accenting her look with a red lip), while the groom matched in a white suit sans tie.

Ahead of their nuptials, the newlyweds celebrated with an intimate pre-wedding bash Friday at NOLA’s Indywood Cinema, which Hayley Sampson, the theater’s co-owner, told PEOPLE, “was pretty adorable.”

Um, how amazing is that pant suit?! Seriously! Girl looked amazing (and comfortable). Love it! Congratulations to Solange and her new hubby.