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More than just celebrity gossip

Russell Brand Gets One Hour LIVE TV Show

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FX announced that BrandX with Russell Brand will return for its next cycle on Thursday, February 7 with a new live format. Additionally, the series has expanded from its original half-hour length to a full hour for 13 episodes. Hello! More Brand, uncut and ready to make you laugh!

BrandX aims Russell Brand’s unique, rollicking skillset at the traditional monologue, celebrity interviews, and audiences segments. Beginning February 7, the series will air at 11:30 PM ET/PT after Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, and then moves to 11:00 PM ET/PT beginning February 28. Upcoming guest stars include Kathy Griffin (February 14) and Dermot Mulroney (February 28). The series is produced by FX Productions, in association with Branded Films and Dakota Films. Executive Producers are Brand, Troy Miller, Nik Linnen and John Noel.

Will you be watching?

Celebrity Birthdays February 4th: Gavin DeGraw is 36

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Gavin DeGraw is 36.

David Brenner is 77.

Gary Conway is 77.

John Steel of The Animals is 72.

Florence LaRue of the Fifth Dimension is 69.

Alice Cooper is 65.

Michael Beck is 64.

Lisa Eichhorn is 61.

Tim Booth of James is 53.

Clint Black is 51.

Noodles of The Offspring is 50.

Dave Buchanan of Yankee Grey is 47.

Bassist Rick Burch of Jimmy Eat World is 38.

Natalie Imbruglia is 38.

Rapper Cam’ron is 37.

Tracy Morgan’s Fiancee Won’t Let Him Party

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Tracy Morgan stopped by SiriusXM’s Covino & Rich show on NFL Radio Row at Super Bowl XVLII Friday, February 1st and talked to hosts Rich David and Steve Covino about fatherhood and the new baby he has on the way, how his fiancee keeps him grounded and doesn’t let Tracy Jordan “take over,” why he is still a big fan of Dan Marino’s and his MiO Fit Super Bowl commercial. We’ve got the highlights below, yo.

SiriusXM host Steve Covino: “Did you party last night?”

Tracy Morgan: “No man, I got a baby on the way. She [my fiancee] shut all of that down…she don’t play that…(laughing) if you go out brother, we’re all going out–me, you and the baby.”

Steve Covino: “You’re rocking the #1 Dad chain, I love that.”

Tracy Morgan: “That’s where I’m at right now, that’s the space I’m in…My oldest sons did this, they bought it for me for Father’s Day using my money.”

Steve Covino: “What are you actually doing for the game?”

Tracy Morgan: “Actually, Saturday night I am flying out because I have a big show in Miami. So I am going to fly out–private jet–do the show, and then fly back [to New Orleans] that night. And then Sunday morning, me and my lady are just going to enjoy…we got some great seats and we’re going to enjoy the game.”

Steve Covino: “Is it a great feeling to take your beautiful fiancee on a private jet?”

Tracy Morgan: “That’s my wisdom…she’s my better half…I’d be a bum without her. Nothing is too good for my lady. I’d be a bum without her. I like her because she keeps me centered and grounded, and she doesn’t let Tracy Jordan take over. And I like that. I come home from doing all this and she [keeps me] grounded [by saying things like ‘Yo, your dog just shit on the floor,’ [and] (laughing), I’m like oh yeah, I forgot–I’m Tracy Morgan. My success is my family. You handle it better when you have that. I embrace my family. For me, that’s what makes me whole. I’m a dad first, and as long as I keep that perspective–God, me, family and then associates…show business is maybe like this big in my life, the rest of me is having this child come into this world and raising it.”

ON DAN MARINO:

Tracy Morgan: “I am still a big fan of Dan Marino’s too–all jokes aside, he’s raising his kid. He’s raising his kid so I don’t see what the hoopla is [all about]…”

ON HIS SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL FOR MIO FIT:

Tracy Morgan: “You know what I’m doing here, fellows? I got a Super Bowl commercial. Holler at that. Early in the third quarter, Beyonce is opening up for me. Not bad for a kid that went to Public School 59! Not bad for a kid who came out of that district…MiO Fit–check it out….I know me, I am always looking for something really healthy and safe for my body. In these times and ages, I don’t need sugar, I don’t need calories…we have all flavors–we have lemonade, we have orange, whatever you want. We got electrolytes in there, so [after] working out in the gym [if] you’re sweating it up, you [can] put everything back in and it tastes good…you could drink it all day.”

Covino: “How did you get hooked up with this?”

Tracy Morgan: “Kraft came and asked me, and I was so happy…I tasted it before I agreed to do it, and when…me and my wife tasted it…we liked it. I wouldn’t promote [something] I didn’t believe in….and…I’ve been looking for something healthy to drink since my kidney–and I found it…this is changing the game. MiO Fit is changing the game….you could be at a ball, you could be at a wedding [and] boom, you pull it out of your pocket. You’re in control [of the amount you put in your water]…It’s good after a workout…[or if you are]…just chilling out…[joking] after I got my woman pregnant, I had a case…[the commercial will air] early in the third quarter, so I am looking [for the score to be] 21-21. Check it out, it’s going to be a funny commercial and it’s a great product to drink, man, I like it.”

Steve Covino: “You’ve done so much in your career, but you’re real excited for this commercial because it’s [airing during the] Super Bowl, right?”

Tracy Morgan: “For me, to have a company ask you to represent their product, it’s an honor–and Kraft is one of the best. So it’s an honor for me to be doing that. To come off of 30 Rock [series finale] last night, think about it. And we just announced that my lady is four months pregnant…so [for] all of those great things [to] culminate…MiO Fit is the cherry on top of the cake for me right now, at this point and space in my life. And I am looking at it like that…to be at the Super Bowl is an honor, but to be a part of it–dig on that.”

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On New Orleans and the NFL players he calls friends:

Tracy Morgan: “I never partied in New Orleans…but I came a couple of years ago to do a benefit for Drew Brees. I hosted a concert for Drew Brees, who is a magnificent man and I love him, just because of what he champions…[and] he showed up a lot of good times and a lot of love down here.”

Steve Covino: “Do you have a great camraderie with these players?”

Tracy Morgan: “You gotta understand, when these guys are sitting in the ice tub and they get to see someone who makes them laugh…I’m good friends with Victor Cruz. I’ve gotten to meet everyone except Tony Dorsett.”

SiriusXM host Rich Davis: “Who do you click with that we’d be surprised by?”

Tracy Morgan: “Me and Justin Tucker are really close. Me and Larry Fitzgerald, Jr. are tight, we’re good people.”

Rich Davis: “Do you have a [favorite] team?”

Tracy Morgan: “I am Giants all day, baby.”

ON HIS 30 ROCK EXPERIENCE:

Tracy Morgan: “Seven seasons…I enjoyed working with all the people on there…Tina, Alec, Jane, Jack, Judah, Grizz and Dot Com. It was so real. Towards the end…things start to flash before you—the refrigerator that was in craft service, the grip that was there from the beginning….when we ended [there were]…[over]…40… people…[who started when the show began]… that stayed, and that was what was awesome about that show. Because usually people go their own way during the year, but we had [over] 40 people, [including] grips and cameramen, that were there from day one. I remember doing the pilot and the very first day the director said action.”

SiriusXM NFL Radio host Adam Schein: “How do you guys keep a straight face during [filming]? The writing is so brilliant…[and] hysterical.”

Tracy Morgan: “You got to play it straight, man. I learned that from Will Ferrell being on SNL. Play it straight, man. That’s [what's] funny. Those writers on 30 Rock never ran out of ideas. We could have gone another seven seasons…they conspired…at night to make…people laugh. And they came up with a great cast, and we all got along, so it was all chemistry. You can have a team full of talent, but if you don’t have Phil [Jackson] there to make it gel, you don’t win six championships in Chicago.”

Credit: Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM

Celebrity Birthdays February 3rd 2013: Sean Kingston is 23

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Sean Kingston is 23.

Shelley Berman is 88.

Blythe Danner is 70.

Dennis Edwards (The Temptations) is 70.

Dave Davies of The Kinks is 66.

Melanie is 66.

Morgan Fairchild is 63.

Nathan Lane is 57.

Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth is 57.

Thomas Calabro is 54.

Michele Greene is 51.

Matraca Berg is 49.

Maura Tierney is 48.

Daddy Yankee is 37.

Jessica Harp is 31.

Matthew Moy is 29.

Rihanna Explains Chris Brown Romance

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Rihanna is back together with Chris Brown and she doesn’t give a rat’s ass what any of y’all think. You may think it is silly but guess what? She thinks it definitely could look that way if you don’t know the whole damn story.

Ri opened up to Rolling Stone magazine about getting back together with Breezy and what it means for her public image.

Rihanna said, “I decided it was more important for me to be happy. I wasn’t going to let anybody’s opinion get in the way of that. Even if it’s a mistake, it’s my mistake. After being tormented for so many years, being angry and dark, I’d rather just live my truth and take the backlash. I can handle it.”

“When you add up the pieces from the outside, it’s not the cutest puzzle in the world,” Rihanna added. “You see us walking somewhere, driving somewhere, in the studio, in the club, and you think you know. But it’s different now. We don’t have those types of arguments anymore. We talk about shit. We value each other. We know exactly what we have now, and we don’t want to lose that.”

So what happens if Chris screws up again? We have all seen that Brown still has rage with his recent bout with Frank Ocean and his other anger management issues.

“He doesn’t have the luxury of fucking up again,” she says. “That’s just not an option. I can’t say that nothing else will ever go wrong. But I’m pretty solid in the knowing that he’s disgusted by that. And I wouldn’t have gone this far if I ever thought that was a possibility.”

But one thing that really pisses the Diamonds singer off is that people still crucifying Breezy just isn’t right. “He made a mistake, and he’s paid his dues,” Rihanna adds. “He’s paid so much. And I know that’s not a place he would ever want to go back to. And sometimes people need support and encouragement, instead of ridicule and criticism and bashing.”

Bad girl Ri does what she wants!

Source: Rolling Stone magazine

Celebrity Birthdays February 2nd 2013: Christie Brinkley is 59

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Christie Brinkley is 59.

Tom Smothers is 76.

Graham Nash is 71.

Howard Bellamy of the Bellamy Brothers is 67.

Ina Garten (“Barefoot Contessa”) is 65.

Brent Spiner (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”) is 64.

Michael Talbott (“Miami Vice”) is 58.

T-Mo (Goodie Mob) is 41.

Marissa Jaret Winokur is 40.

Shakira is 36.

Tracy Morgan’s Fiancee Pregnant!

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When he’s not in trouble with drugs, bad driving and boozing, he’s making babies yo! Funny (?) man Tracy Morgan is going to be a papa. Tracy Morgan’s fiancee Megan Wollover is pregnant and she will pop out the couple’s FIRST child this summer. Now granted he’s got other babies, but they are all grown so Tracy is heading back into the diaper changing world.

People.com reported the news first and Morgan revealed the baby news just hours before the series finale of “30 Rock”. And of course he has a statement that every celebrity releases when such news is revealed. “I am over the moon excited and just want a happy and healthy baby and a safe delivery for Megan,” he said.

This yet to be born baby will join Morgan’s brood of three adult sons that he bred with his ex-wife Sabrina..Bobby, Tracy Jr., and Chris.

Bring on baby number four! Here’s hoping that bringing a little baby into the world will tone down this dude a few notches because gawd knows Miss Wollover probably isn’t going to tolerate a hot mess daddy.

Congratulations you two crazy kids!

Celebrity Birthdays February 1st 2013: Harry Styles is 19

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Harry Styles of One Direction is 19.

Don Everly of The Everly Brothers is 76.

Terry Jones (Monty Python) is 71.

Billy Mumy (“Lost in Space”) is 59.

Lisa Marie Presley is 45.

Pauly Shore is 45.

Michael C. Hall is 42.

Big Boi of Outkast is 38.

Lauren Conrad is 27.

Celebrity Birthdays January 31st 2013: Justin Timberlake is 32

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Justin Timberlake is 32.

Carol Channing is 92.

Jessica Walter is 72.

Harry Wayne Casey of KC and the Sunshine Band is 62.

Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols is 57.

Anthony LaPaglia is 54.

Actress Kelly Lynch is 54.

Minnie Driver is 43.

Portia de Rossi is 40.

Kerry Washington is 36.

Singer Marcus Mumford of Mumford and Sons is 26.

Lucy Hale And Uncle Terry Team Up for BONGO-Spring 2013

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The fabulous BONGO line has unveiled its new Spring 2013 campaign today featuring actress/singer Lucy Hale, star of ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars”. Let’s girl is so adorable! Hale is continuing her association with Bongo, previously Lucy co-starred with Ashley Benson in the junior brand’s 2012 campaign. She seems to be the perfect spokesperson for this brand. Isn’t she a doll?!

The campaign was shot by iconic photographer, Terry Richardson. I’m usually not a big fan of Richardson’s work, but this creative reflects Richardson’s signature sexy style as Hale poses with fun and playful props including an oversized phone, a bubble machine, a fishbowl and a hula-hoop.

The national campaign will debut this March in fashion, lifestyle and entertainment magazines. Bongo is available exclusively available at Sears and Kmart.

Justin Bieber Gropes Fan And She Likes It (PHOTO)

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And of course, pretty much any Justin Bieber female fan (and probably some male fans too) would enjoy a little bit of fondling by the Biebs, especially upon first meeting. I know how sick it sounds, but those Beliebers are cray cray over their man!

So here’s how it all went down. At an event in Miami, the Biebs had a meet and greet and this beautiful brunette was a lucky one in line. What she didn’t know is that the Biebs would want to cop a feel.

Justin put his arm around the Belieber, grabbed one of her twins from her bosom and kissed her on the cheek in which appears to be a somewhat uncomfortable situation, even for the hardcore fan!

Bieber fanatics on Twitter were going cray cray, jealous as heck wishing and hoping that the Biebs would do that to them.

Don’t give up Beliebing! As you can see, it CAN happen. Never say never, bitches!

Celebrity Birthdays January 30th 2013: Christian Bale is 39

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Christian Bale is 39.

Gene Hackman is 83.

Actress Tammy Grimes is 79.

Actress Vanessa Redgrave is 76.

Norma Jean is 75.

Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship is 71.

Phil Collins is 62.

Brett Butler (“Grace Under Fire”) is 55.

Country singer Tammy Cochran is 41.

Wilmer Valderrama is 33.

Celebrity Birthdays January 29th 2013: Oprah Winfrey is 59

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Oprah Winfrey is 59.

Actress Katharine Ross is 73.

Tom Selleck is 68.

Marc Singer is 65.

Ann Jillian is 63.

Tommy Ramone of The Ramones is 61.

Charlie Wilson of The Gap Band is 60.

Actor Nicholas Turturro is 51.

Director-actor Ed Burns is 45.

Heather Graham is 43.

Sharif Atkins is 38.

Sara Gilbert is 38.

Guitarist Jonny Lang is 32.

Adam Lambert (“American Idol”) is 31.

Miley Cyrus Could Be Married

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Miley Cyrus can be tamed y’all and there’s proof in the puddin’. Cripes, she even reveals it in the latest issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. Yes, this is Miley on the cover of Cosmo showing off her taut tummy.

But it is in the issue that I find the most Miley fun is the interview when she starts talking about her man Liam Hemsworth and you can tell girlfriend is like a giddy school girl. Yes, still after ALL these years. She reveals, “Number one is my relationship with Liam [Hemsworth],” she admits. “That’s what I feel the most confident in because you never know.”

You never know is right! In fact, she is STILL fawning over her man. “The other day, I turned on the pool heater and it was steaming, and he walked outside and took off his clothes and jumped in the pool. I was like, ‘I’m gonna faint — the hottest guy of my life is in a steaming pool. This looks like a Playgirl shoot,'” she said.

Yes, we must admit. Mr. Hemsworth is definitely a good looking guy. I wouldn’t go as far as to say that he is gawd’s gift to women, but yes, he is not fugly by any means. I must also say Miley isn’t giving herself enough credit.

Just take a look at this cover people! HOTTIE alert!

Chris Brown and Frank Ocean In Big Brawl!

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Good gawd. Either Chris Brown STILL has some anger issues or peeps are just looking to start something with the guy because they know he would probably be the one to get the flack for it.

A big fat throw down went down between Brown and singer Frank Ocean.

TMZ reports,

sources connected with Chris insist Ocean started it.
Chris was at Westlake Studio in the L.A. area listening one of of the artists he represents. The sources say as Chris went to leave, Frank Ocean and his crew blocked Chris from leaving. The sources say Frank said, “This is my studio, this is my parking spot.”
We’re told Chris went to shake Frank’s hand … and that’s when one of Frank’s people attacked Chris. Sources connected with Chris say one of Chris’ friends jumped in front and hit Frank’s friend. Sources connected with Chris say Frank then came at Chris … Chris pushed him away and they started brawling.

And well you can pretty much guess what happened at that point. The police came and bam, trouble. Unfortunately by the time they got there, Chris and his buddies had vanished form the scene.

Ocean took to his Twitter to dish on the ordeal tweeting, “Got jumped by chris and a couple guys. lol. I only wish everest was there.” (Everest being his pooch)

As for Breezy, he took to his Instagram and posted a smiling pic with the following caption, “Working on my album. Not working on negativity. Focus on feeding ya family. Bulls—t will forever be in the shadows.”

So who is at fault? Well Breezy threw the punch so I can only imagine that he is going to get into some deep doo doo considering he is still on parole for that whole ordeal with RiRi.