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Drew Barrymore Is Okay With Fatter Arms, Makes Time For Friends

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A few keys to Drew Barrymore’s success: she works hard, treats strangers like friends, and treats friends like family. Redbook saw firsthand why it pays to be the nicest woman in Hollywood.

Check out the highlights from the interview below. I absolutely ADORE Drew!

Drew Barrymore on being surprised that her husband chose her instead of a long, tall Upper East Side lady:
“I would love to have long, thin arms, I really would but I don’t. I can run a company, so maybe I am just going to have fatter arms and run a company wearing sleeves? That is my balance; nobody gets to have it all. I would take wearing sleeves and running a company. Not that running a company is the key to happiness, but while I may not be tall and thin, I am capable. Will [being with me], it does surprise me and it doesn¹t surprise me. However, knowing his personality and what he finds humorous and attractive and appealing, I¹m like, ‘Okay, got it!'”

On raising her daughters to understand responsibility:
“I would really like to raise kids to do summer jobs and intern, and understand that if you are supposed to be somewhere at 3 oclock, you need to be there at 3 oclock.”

On making time for her girlfriends:
“I fight to carve out the time. My friends are such a priority because they were what I had for most of my life. We are really close. I wish we could play more often, but everyone is so busy it¹s insane. But to go over to each other’s houses on a Sunday to check-in, just get on the phone and talk: ‘How are you? Do you need anything?’ Really trying to be there is important. If I was ever in a bind, no one on the planet would have my back more than my friends.”

Drew on Adam Sandler, her co-star in Blended (in theaters May 2014):
“Some comedians are really dark in person, and that¹s heartbreaking. Adam is a genuinely nice, positive person. He doesn¹t have a mean-spiritedness to his comedy or to his nature. We both really care about goodness.”

Via Redbook
Photo Credits: Cover photo is David Burton, inside photo is Diego Uchitel

Kentucky Derby: Celebs Rock the Red Carpet (PHOTOS)

Celebrities graced the red carpet today at the 140th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Longines, the Swiss watchmaker known for its famous timepieces, is the Official Watch and Timekeeper of the 140th annual Kentucky Derby.

Check out a few of the celebrities who attended the big event below.

Kim Kardashian’s Ex Hubby Kris Humphries Makes Appearance At Kentucky Derby Party

Kris Humphries is alive and seemingly well. No Kardashian gonna hold him down! Instead he’s enjoying himself at the Kentucky Derby parties.

Friday night was the annual Derby Fillies & Stallions party. Celebrities and athletes, including Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews, Dallas’s Josh Henderson, and Kris Humphries came together in Louisville to celebrate before the big race. Additionally, Top Chef judge Hugh Acheson, who created the party’s featured and appropriately named Mint Mutiny cocktail, was in attendance.

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NFL players Clay Matthews III (2nd L) and Aaron Rodgers (R) attend the Fourth Annual Fillies & Stallions party sponsored by Captain Morgan White Rum at Mellwood Arts Center on May 2, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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NBA player Kris Humphries attends the Fourth Annual Fillies & Stallions party sponsored by Captain Morgan White Rum at Mellwood Arts Center on May 2, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Looking dapper there K Hump!

Images via Getty Images

Chrissy Teigen Talks Her First Night With John Legend, Craziest Place She and John Made Whoopie

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Credit: Eric Ray Davidson

And I’m not talking Whoopi Goldberg yo.

Model Chrissy Teigen looks fun and fearless on the cover of June Cosmopolitan, on newsstands nationwide May 6th. She wows on not one but three covers this month, and takes it all off in her spread, dipping her famous curves in a soapy bathtub as she comes clean about her romance with hubby John Legend. In her interview, she opens up about their first night together, the craziest place they’ve ever had sex, and taking her career to the next level.

Check out the highlights via Cosmo below:

On hooking up with John Legend on the set of his hit 2009 single “Stereo,” and building their relationship:
“I’m not going to lie. We hooked up. [When he went on tour] I left him be himself for a while. The worst thing you can do is try to lock someone like that down early on, then have them think, There’s so much more out there. I played it cool for a long time. Never once did I ask, ‘What are we?’ Marriage was never my goal, because I’ve never been very traditional. I was just happy to be with him.”

On PDA with her husband:
“We’re by no means freaky-deaky, but let’s just say, we’re open to things. We’re very okay with PDA. When we go to a restaurant, he loves when I wear a dress, so he can do some upper-thigh rubbing.”

On the craziest place she and her husband have had sex:
“We were on our way to Thailand to see my parents, flying commercial first-class. We were under a blanket. We weren’t even in one of those pod things. I feel like we should get a trophy for that.”

On making a name for herself:
“I got so lucky that I met Brooklyn Decker and she [hooked me up with] Sports Illustrated. I got so lucky that I met John, who propelled my career. I’m not delusional: that definitely helped.”

Cher Lloyd, Karrueche Tran Turn Heads At Star’s Hollywood Rocks Event (PHOTOS)

STAR once again presented their highly-anticipated, annual HOLLYWOOD ROCKS event with a special performance by Epic recording artist and pop sensation, Cher Lloyd on April 23rd at the Hollywood hotspot, supperclub. Always ahead of the curve, Star’s yearly event celebrated all that’s new, all that’s hot and all the people who are shaking up Hollywood!

Got2b, Cottonelle, Effy, Just Fab, Hydroxycut and Australian Gold put the ‘glam’ in the glamour throughout the night. Bongo hosted a photo booth and provided mini cupcakes while Jamba Juice hosted a Jamba Juice bar. Svedka served up specialty cocktails and passed drinks while Yellowtail provided wine.

Check out the highlights from the event below:

Cher Lloyd performed Sirens off of her new album to the crowd at Star Hollywood Rocks.

Joanna Krupa celebrated her 35th birthday and taking ‘groupies’ at the Bongo photo booth with other Bravolebs, Romain Zago, Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley.

DWTS favorites James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd danced front stage to Cher’s Swagger Jagger.

Chanel West Coast arrived late but with perfect hair styled by Larry Sims of got2b.

Jillian Barberie Reynolds and John Phillips overheard talking excitedly about their debut of Mid-Day LA with Jillian Barberie while trying on Effy Jewelry.

Ariana Madix, Arianny Celeste and Jeannie Mai arrived in Just Fab’s trendsetting shoes looking red carpet ready.

Kailyn Lowry of Teen Mom 2 tried on Australian Gold’s ‘fun’ sunglasses.

Karreuche enjoyed the night despite Chris Brown’s legal woes and party hopping in a different outfit.

See more photos below.

Aaron Carter Will Spend Rest of His Life Trying To Win Hilary Duff Back

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Aaron Carter recently declared his undying love for his ex Hilary Duff…all this after she announced her separation from her husband Mike Comrie.

Well apparently his Twitter love profession wasn’t just an attention seeking publicity stunt. He really DOES want Hilary back in his life.

He initially wrote, “I’ll spend the rest of my life trying to better myself to get back to her.”

In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, the 26-year-old says he “absolutely” still loves Hilary. He said, “I don’t know who she is today, she doesn’t know who I am today, but I would sweep her off her feet if I ever got a chance to again and fix what I did wrong.”

Not sure what went wrong, other than I’m pretty sure after all these years he still has it bad for her!

And so Aaron? This one is dedicated to you. Oh and good luck!

Let me just say that I wouldn’t mind seeing these two back together. Have you ever wanted an ex back after many years later?

#JLoFirstLove: Jennifer Lopez’s First Love Single Announced!

Jennifer Lopez may be holding Grumpy Cat in this photo, but she sure has nothing to be grumpy about. Leave that to the cat, right? Well, today it was just revealed that the pop Latin songstress is releasing a new single called “First Love”. #JLoFirstLove has been trending on Twitter and fans have been going cray talking about their excitement for the release.

The pop star dubbed the Max Martin-produced “First Love” as the next promotional single from her upcoming as-yet-untitled studio album. We are hearing that this new collection of songs will be released on June 17th.

J. Lo last released an album in 2010. My guess is she will once again use American Idol as a platform for promotion in one way or another.

Are you excited to hear J. Lo’s new song “First Love”?

Beyonce is Time’s Most Influential Person

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Congratulations to Beyonce who just scored TIME Magazine‘s cover for their annual TIME 100 issue. Apparently Time feels as if Beyonce is THE most influential person in the world.

These lists are kind of funny if you ask me. Sure, Bey has star power and I do adore and respect her, but she is single-handedly the most powerful person in the world?!!

The article says, “Beyoncé doesn’t just sit at the table. She builds a better one. Today she sits at the head of the boardroom table at Parkwood Entertainment.”

The article continued, “In December, she took the world by surprise when she released a new album, complete with videos, and announced it on Facebook and Instagram. Beyoncé shattered music-industry rules — and sales records.”

She did, yes. But does that mean she rules the world? I guarantee you that the #Beyhive would definitely believe that!

Congrats Bey. You are pretty fab.

Avril Lavigne’s Hello Kitty Video=Worst Music Video Ever?

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Avril Lavigne’s Hello Kitty video is surely getting some attention and NOT in a good way. In fact, some people are going as far as calling Hello Kitty the WORST music video ever.

I don’t know if I would go that far, but I must admit…it is pretty bad.

Some of the lyrics include: “Come come, kitty kitty,” and “You’re so, pretty pretty.”

About the song, Lavigne says, the song is “flirtatious and somewhat sexual,” but for the most part, the song is about her love for Hello Kitty.

Check out the video below and see for yourself. Is it as bad as what people are saying?

My thoughts on this? Pure genius. It isn’t about talent these days…it’s about the shock value and mediocre talent. Right, Miley?

Josh Hartnett IS Still Alive, Doesn’t Mind Being Naked On Screen

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Josh Hartnett is featured in ELLE’s May ‘Cherchez La Femme’ discussing his penchant for dating female co-stars and his nude scenes in the new Showtime series, Penny Dreadful. Check out the highlights from the interview below.

On making a habit of dating female co-stars:
“I don’t recommend it to young actors. You can make a lot of enemies in the business that way. But when you work with somebody every day, it’s like trial dating. You develop a fantasy about them. It doesn’t always work out, does it?”

When you’re dating someone like Scarlett Johansson, you’re not allowed to complain about it:

“Your friends want to hear all about what you’re doing. But they don’t want to hear any complaints. Back when I dated a few very beautiful, very famous girls, I said something once – it wasn’t really a complaint – and my buddy said, ‘Oh my God, my diamond shoes are too tight.’ He coined the phrase.”

On being comfortable naked in the new Showtime series, Penny Dreadful:

“I’m comfortable naked – in my life. On film, if it doesn’t help the story, it’s not my favorite thing. I do show some stuff in the show, but I fight to make sure that it’s funny or character driven.”

Donnie Wahlberg Knew He Wanted to Propose to Jenny McCarthy Two Months Into Dating

Donnie Wahlberg may be an engaged man now, but apparently he knew the whole time that he wanted to be with Jenny McCarthy for life!

Via our friends at Extra:

“Extra” was with Donnie Wahlberg in his hometown of Boston as he cheered on the runners at the 2014 Boston Marathon, including his brother, Jim.

Wahlberg opened up for the first time about his engagement to Jenny McCarthy, saying he knew he wanted to propose shortly after he and “The View” co-host began dating. “Probably planned it about two months into us dating, but things take time and I just waited until the moment was right.”

Wahlberg thought the engagement wasn’t exactly a surprise for Jenny. “I don’t know if it was a surprise… it might’ve been a race because she kept threatening to propose to me. Not to make me do it, she just wanted to get engaged, so did I it first. I’m a little old-fashioned. I wasn’t going to let her get on one knee.”

The two haven’t started the wedding planning just yet. “No details yet. We’ll do it when it’s right, but so far everything is awesome.”

As for being at the marathon, Donnie called it, “overwhelming.” He said it was a “very proud day for Boston and America.”

Donnie’s brother Jim will join the A&E family reality show “The Wahlburgers” next season.

MOVE OVER JAY AND BEY: Jason Derulo Sings “Vertigo” Live With Jordin Sparks

There’s a new lovebug couple up in here! Check out Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks as they sing Vertigo LIVE during Walmart Soundcheck.

I think this just may be my new favorite song. Check it out below peeps!

Josh Duhamel Talks Daddy Duties, Fergie As Mom And Negative Comments About His Baby

Josh Duhamel as a daddy is one of the most adorable things ever. Duhamel is featured in an interview on Redbookmag.com talking about sharing photos of his son and Fergie as a mom. Check out the highlights below.

On what’s changed the most in his life since Axl was born:
“When a baby comes along, that just comes first. You want to be there for everything, so it’s been about trying to organize my time a little better. We literally both want to be there and see everything. It doesn’t feel like much of a compromise; it just sort of naturally happens.”

The best part about watching Fergie as a mom:
“Her ability to entertain extends all the way to infants. I try to entertain, but Axl isn’t as interested as he is when she does. She’s a good teacher and very attentive. It’s been really fun to watch.”

How he handles the negative comments that he receives when he shares photos of Axl on social media:
“I don’t read ‘em, usually. You tend to start growing a thick skin when you’re in this business long enough. We’re proud parents, and we like to share our baby as much as the other parents.”

Awww, he is awesome!

Elisabeth Hasselbeck: “I don’t think I am or will ever be the best at what I do.”

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This month, Fox & Friends’ newest anchor chats with Ladies’ Home Journal about what it was like leaving The View, her secret to 2:45 a.m. wake up calls and how she spent her first night with husband and former pro quarterback Tim Hasselbeck. The May 2014 issue of Ladies’ Home Journal hits newsstands April 13th, 2014.

Check out the highlights below.

On joining Fox & Friends after leaving The View:
“It was like going from hanging out with your sisters to playing catch with your brothers. I don’t think I am or will ever be the best at what I do but I try really hard. My parents gave me the freedom to pursue passions and take sensible risks.”

On getting up at 2:45 a.m. for her job:
“I don’t even put one foot out of bed without reaching for my concealer. I have concealer everywhere: in my coat pocket, on my nightstand, in my car. The alarm goes off and I feel for my glasses. I put the concealer on and I’m ready to start my day.”

On her first date with husband Tim Hasselbeck:
“We met when we were students at Boston College. We got locked out of the dorm we both lived in. There was nowhere to go, so we sat up against a bike rack and fell asleep holding hands. That first date lasted 14 hours. It wasn’t magical – we had our backs up against a metal bike rack! – but it felt strangely comfortable.”

On what I learned from being on Survivor in 2011:
“I don’t like to fish. I don’t like being out in the wilderness. I don’t want to be with an animal that doesn’t have a cute name or an owner. I went in thinking I was tough and I found out I wasn’t tough at all. But I learned that facing your weaknesses can make you stronger.”
On her first pair of glasses growing up: “People tried to talk me out of buying them. But when I finally knew I would be able to see better with glasses, I wanted the biggest pair so I wouldn’t miss a thing.”

On the biggest minconception about her:
“That I’m super-organized and type A. I’m a wannabe type A. I don’t even see the messes I make. Right now I probably have an apple rotting at the bottom of my bag.”

VIP EXCLUSIVE: Instant Mom Star Sydney Park Talks Working With Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Miley Cyrus and Why She Is Working Hard To Not Let Fame Get To Her

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Sydney Park, a talented young comedian of Korean and African American descent, can be seen in the new Nick at Nite comedy “Instant Mom” as the lead role of ‘Gabby,’ a fifteen-year-old going on twenty who considers herself old enough to make her own rules, opposite Hollywood sitcom star Tia Mowry-Hardrict. “Instant Mom” follows the story of a former party girl who marries an older gentleman, and becomes an instant-mom to three kids.

Becoming an instant mom doesn’t come with a rulebook, but it does come with a dose of humor. Park, whose talents shine through in this new role, is a budding young actress with impeccable comedic timing who got her start on the stage.

The youngest to ever perform at the Hollywood Improv at the age of six, the Philadelphia native’s future shined bright as she honed her skills and embarked on a Hollywood journey. Early in her career she shared her comedy with the world appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Chelsea Lately and The Tom Joyner Show. She continued to guest star on hit television shows such as “That’s So Raven,” “Entourage,” “The Sarah Silverman Program,” and “Hannah Montana.” Her dedication, determination and talent shines through as she continues to make television viewers laugh with her role on “Instant Mom.”

Danity Donnaly from Celebrity VIP Lounge got the chance to chat with Miss Sydney. Check out what Sydney has to say about how she got her start in comedy, who inspires her and what she thinks about those derailing child stars! Full interview below.

DANITY DONNALY (DD): You’ve guest starred on several popular shows including That’s So Raven, Entourage, The Sarah Silverman Show, Hannah Montana and more. Which set was your favorite? What was it like working with Miley Cyrus? Raven Symone?

SYDNEY PARK: When I was younger and I was mostly doing guest star roles, I think the best experience was working on That’s So Raven. I mean, that show is still a cult classic to this day! I would’ve never thought that I would be working with one of my idols, Raven Symone! Raven was very welcoming and she sort of showed me the ropes of being on set. Whether it was blocking or memorizing lines, she always had my back. When I worked with Miley Cyrus on Hannah Montana, again — I would’ve never thought that she would be inviting me to eat lunch with her in her dressing room! She was so full of life and such a genuinely kind person and those are things that I really admire about her.

DD: At the age of 6, you were the youngest to ever take the Hollywood Improv stage. What comedian do you most find most influential?

SYDNEY PARK: Stand-up has really helped to shape the performer that I am today. Just by watching stand-up comedians like Sarah Silverman, Richard Pryer, Chris Rock and so many others has definitely helped me to “find the funny” in something and make it into my own.

DD: You are a young child star. What is the best advice you have ever received about making it in the industry?

SYDNEY PARK: The best advice that I’ve received so far is to always be about your business. You are your own CEO. I think that’s where a lot of young artists stumble at because they forget that this is a business! Also, have FUN! At the end of the day, tomorrow isn’t promised so why waste your time pretending to enjoy something that you really don’t? Be humble, stay out of trouble, and have FUN!

DD: Do you ever think about the transition from child star to adult star, especially with issues that Miley, Justin and other Disney kids have experienced?

SYDNEY PARK: I definitely think about it all the time, but I’m constantly thinking about moving forward and I picture myself expanding my horizons in the near future and I focus on what I want in my career, not what I’ve witnessed in other people’s careers.

DD: Tell us a little bit about your new show on Nick with Tia Mowry-Hardict.

SYDNEY PARK: Instant Mom is a show about an ex-party girl, Stephanie Turner (played by Tia Mowry-Hardrict), who marries a cardiac surgeon named Charlie Phillips (played by Michael Boatman). I play Charlie’s daughter, Gabby, and I have three younger brothers, Aaron and James. Stephanie is just trying to be the best mom and wife possible to our family, even though it doesn’t always go as planned! It’s a hilarious family sitcom that relates to real family issues.

DD: What are three words you would use to describe yourself?

SYDNEY PARK: Comical, outgoing, and utterly driven!

DD: Where do you see yourself FIVE years from now?

SYDNEY PARK: I want to see the world, be in movies, write, and maybe even direct my own short films!

Get it girl! We will be rooting you on!

You can check on Sydney Park on Instant Mom on Saturday on Nick at Nite at 10:00 PM(ET).