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More than just celebrity gossip

Mark Wahlberg Shows Off His Ingrown Toenail


Star of “Broken City,” MARK WAHLBERG makes and appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Thursday, January 17th. Mark chats with Ellen about his busy schedule, working on his Mom’s new reality show and how he injured his toe…and then he shows off his toe. Apparently his feet don’t stink.

Check out the highlights of the interview below.


Mark: It’s a very lively crowd here. It woke me up. I’ve had a long day

Ellen: What have you been doing?

Mark: I just flew in from Boston. I flew in from a snowstorm

Ellen: Really, today?

Mark: Yeah. We were in Boston last night. New York yesterday during the day. We were doing publicity for “Broken City” and we had a fundraiser at a restaurant “Wahlburgers” and my mom is now filming a reality show that we sold to the history channel about building a family business.

Ellen: Oh wow

Mark: So we went there to do that and then I jumped on a plane this morning and there was 2 1/2 inches of snow and it was very bumpy and I had to have half my toenail removed.

Ellen: Why?

Mark: The thing’s just growing the wrong way. So I had a problem before and the guy Mickey O’ Keefe who played himself in “The Fighter”?

Ellen: Yes

Mark: He’s a police officer? Well his daughter in-law, thank god is a podiatrist came so she came and cut half my toenail off.

Ellen: Wait, ok so I’m still in the snow. Did this happen on the plane?

Mark: It happened before I got on the plane.

Ellen: Before you got on the plane? So are you shot up with pain stuff or?

Mark: It’s worn off now.

Ellen: So now you’re in pain?

Mark: Yes. I’m feeling it…But the energy is making me feel better…I apologize; I know that was a random story.

Ellen: I love random stories. I don’t like to stay on the straight and narrow. Can we see it?

Mark: Do you wanna see it? It’s wrapped up. You don’t believe me?

Ellen: I believe you. Was it an ingrown toenail?

Mark: Yes

Ellen: It was the Big toe?

Mark: Yes. That’s the medical term.

Ellen: I still don’t know if I believe you. I think you have that on there…

Mark: I never go without socks.

Ellen: But why?

Mark: I just don’t.

Ellen: You have good feet. You have really good feet.

Mark: Because I always wear socks.

Ellen: Let it air out…. That’s good. Let it rest, it needs to rest. [Mark puts feel up] Can I get you a drink?

Celebrity Birthdays: Betty White is 91


Betty White is 91.

Actor James Earl Jones is 82.

Talk-show host Maury Povich is 74.

Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor is 65.

Sheila Hutchinson of The Emotions is 60.

Steve Earle is 58.

Steve Harvey is 56.

Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles is 54.

Jim Carrey is 51.

Joshua Malina (“The West Wing”) is 47.

Naveen Andrews (“Lost”) is 44.

Kid Rock is 42.

Zooey Deschanel (“New Girl”) is 33.

DJ Calvin Harris is 29.

Jennifer Lopez Throws In Her Two Cents On Judges Panel



Jennifer Lopez makes an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Wednesday, January 16th. Ellen chats with Jennifer about running into her ex-boyfriends, P.Diddy and Ben Affleck at the Golden Globes. Talk about awkward! She also gives her opinion on the new judges on the American Idol panel. Sort of. Check out the highlights below.


Ellen: And you’re there at the awards and you’re going to run into everyone in Hollywood. Including people that you possibly dated before, right?

Jennifer: Right.

Ellen: Is that awkward? Is that weird to be in the room….

Jennifer: No, because I see them a lot.

Ellen: Oh, you do?

Jennifer: Yeah, because we’re in the same business. We run in the same circles

Ellen: So it’s not like you haven’t seen Diddy in a long time?

Jennifer: No, I’ve seen him.

Ellen: You must have been so proud, I saw you stand up for Ben (Affleck.)

Jennifer: Yes, I did.

Jennifer: It was a great movie. And, we got you know, a lot of like..they were really hard on us in the press when we dated back in the day. On movies and things like that. So it was a nice moment. It was a nice to see him have that moment. I was really happy for him.

Ellen: Yeah, they really were. That was not fair. And, you have done very, very well and he’s done very well.

Jennifer: Thank you

Ellen: And, both of you deserve it.

Jennifer: Thank you so much


Jennifer: I am going to miss it, I love what I am doing but I am going to miss it? I just had a good time. I love the people there, Randy, Ryan, Steven, Nigel everybody behind the scenes …everybody. It was a nice little family.

Ellen: Well, you never know. Maybe you’ll be back,

Jennifer: I don’t know

Ellen: I’d like to see you back because I think you’re really, really good.

Jennifer: Thank you

Ellen: It’s going to be interesting this year between Nicki and Mariah…Nicki was here the other day and I think that’s going to be interesting to watch, to say the least.

Jennifer: Right, I don’t know.

Ellen: No comment?

Jennifer: I think I shall not.

Ellen: Smart.


Ellen: When you’re on tour like that with Casper. Is that hard to be on tour with someone ….to be with them much? That many hours a day?

Jennifer: No, it really wasn’t. It was actually great because I was away from home for so long so to have that support was actually a nice thing. It was a nice thing.

Ellen: And the babies were there, you said?

Jennifer: The babies were there. My mom was there, my cousin was there. I just took the whole family and just left for months. But it was nice….

Leann Rimes Talks Infidelity and Suicide


Leann Rimes at least acknowledges she’s a hot mess and I can appreciate that! According to ET Online, Leann is worried about her man Eddie Cibrian cheating on her especially since he cheated on his wife with her. Legit worry.

In an interview Nancy O’Dell, Rimes reveals info about her upcoming album and her bout in rehab.

About her new album Spitfire, the songs she wrote actually were written before all the drama. Leann said, “What Have I Done is one of the first songs that I wrote for the record, before anything was actually starting to happen. It was written about a friend of mine, but I didn’t realize I was writing it for myself at the time… It was my subconscious talking and I didn’t know yet.”

And get this, her then husband Dean Sheremet had heard the troubling track and should have gotten some sort of clue that Leann was ready to leave him. She explains, “He actually heard the song when I wrote it and, actually, he knew what it was about before I did. He knew I was feeling feelings. I’m not sure what those were that he knew. It’s a very complicated situation.”

And yes, she does worry about Eddie straying from her. She said, “I would be ignorant to say, and everyone else would think I am a liar if I didn’t say yes, and I have at times. Speaking for him, I would actually say that’s creeped into his [mind]…I think we’ve been very honest and open with that to each other and our conversations about it have only made me understand how much he actually cares, as much as I do, about being faithful to each other.”

Venus Williams Rocks EleVen Fashion at Australian Open


The Australian Open starts this week and year after year fans of fashion and the sports are curious to know what Venus will be wearing because girlfriend always looks fierce (yes, even while sweating up a storm!)

At the Australian Open 2013 starting January 14, Venus Williams will be wearing the Cross Court Floral dress from the 2013 collection of EleVen By Venus Williams. The dress, described as a floral watercolor design in aqua, peach, cream, and white with thin black contrast binding at the bust, waistline, and sleeves giving it special detailing, will be added to the current collection available at local retailers, tennis shops, and online at EleVenByVenus.com.

Um hello! I want one! GORGEOUS!

Photo credit – LSPR

Adriana Lima and Erin Heatherton Want To Pump You UP

Victoria's Secret Angels Kick Off a Healthy & Fit New Year with Victoria's Secret Sport

Victoria's Secret Angels Kick Off a Healthy & Fit New Year with Victoria's Secret Sport

Victoria's Secret Angels Kick Off a Healthy & Fit New Year with Victoria's Secret Sport

New Year, New You, OWN IT! Victoria’s Secret launched new styles and colors from their sport collection, VSX, to help you feel good while committing to a more active and healthier lifestyle in 2013.

Today in NYC, angels Erin Heatherton and Adriana Lima appeared at the ultimate Victoria’s Secret Herald Square store and shared secrets to their fitness success. The VS Sport collection featured anything and everything you need to look sexy and stylish while working out. From sports bras that featured the same Victoria’s Secret bra technology, fabrics, and support levels, to the ALL-NEW Standout Pant, there’s an item that will work for any exercise.

Victoria’s Secret fans told us how they plan to OWN IT in 2013 by sharing their fitness commitment for a chance to win a $1000 VSX Shopping Spree.

Nicki Minaj Tries To Explain Mariah Carey Feud


American Idol Judge” NICKI MINAJ makes an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Tuesday, January 15th. Ellen talks with Nicki about adjusting to her new role on “American Idol” and getting used to the work schedule. And, Nicki opens up about her rumored feud with fellow judge, Mariah Carey. Plus, Ellen gives Nicki a gift of “BFF” necklaces for her and Mariah to try and patch things up.


Nicki: All of them ( fellow judges) always like to take breaks, pees breaks and eat breaks. I’m always like I don’t want to take breaks. If I take a break, I’m not going to want to come back so they literally go and pee and stuff and I sit there like…(shaking her leg)

Ellen: Really? You’re the one keeping everybody on time?

Nicki: Yes.

Ellen: That’s a shocker…

Nicki: Well, no. Not in the morning.

Ellen: Ok.

Nicki: Once, I’m already there I don’t want to move…


Ellen: Let’s talk about what everybody was talking about during the audition rounds. You and Mariah had a little bickering situation.

Nicki: What?

Ellen: Yeah, we have footage if you would like me to remind you. So what happened there? I kind of think I know what happened but what happened with you and Mariah?

Nicki: I don’t know. It was just to big old divas, I guess. I was just like sitting there. and I guess before I went in there I heard all the stuff that was being said but I didn’t believe it. I heard them saying Mariah doesn’t want you on the panel but I was like, no. I am friends with Mariah. I was like arguing people down. Like, don’t believe everything you read, you’re crazy. And so I went there and I started to feel a bit of the shade. And I just kind of over compensated by being crazier. And I don’t think that really…

Ellen: That didn’t work?

Nicki: No.

Ellen: She didn’t like the crazier?

Nicki: No.

Ellen: You thought, I’ll make you sorry. I’ll show you.

Nicki: Kind of, not like that…If you know someone maybe doesn’t like you. It’s kind of like, now you’re gonna like really go in and show hey, because it’s like a defense mechanism. You know what I mean? It’s really that. You’re feelings are hurt and you can’t believe it so you kind of just compensate with being crazy.

Ellen: Right, poor Keith Urban it in between you two. The sweetest guy in the world. So now how are you all getting along?

Nicki: We’re fine. I cannot hold a grudge against Mariah Carey. What people don’t understand is that I’ve looked up to her for so many years. Since she came out, “Vision of Love” all that. Me and my Mother would sing her songs like all day and all night. So I don’t know if she’s gotten over it but I have. I mean, I’m over there cracking up laughing, having fun and if she’s still holding a grudge. I don’t know. Like I don’t care.

Ellen: And, what do you think the live shows are going to be like?

Nicki:…You know what I’m not looking forward to live shows.

Ellen: Why is that?…Come on Nicki, let it out.

Nicki: I cannot trust myself.

Ellen: In what way?

Nicki: Just like if there’s a slick comment being made… I just want it to go well. It’s about the contestants. We have a lot of great talent and I don’t want anyone on the panel to say something to crazy because then I don’t want to look like a crazy psycho again. I am not really a crazy psycho you guys, Seriously, please, no. I swear…No, I am serious. I am really not…

Ellen: I don’t think you’re a crazy psycho. I think you are a very passionate, creative person. And I think you have some many different facades of your personality. And, I think some personalities are wilder than other personalities.

Nicki: Yeah

Ellen:And, that wild personality that you have can get out of control. And the calmer one goes in the back and goes; I’m not going to stop that girl. And that girl is out there, right?

Nicki: Right, that’s what happens…

Ellen: …It’s going to be good TV not matter what. It’s live and it’s good. If goes well great and if it doesn’t better.

Did you see that peeps? I just did a big fat eyeroll and y’all know why.

Photo Credit: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros

Further Proof Megan Fox Is Better Seen and Not Heard


Megan Fox is about you all to forget how she got famous…her looks and her sassy mouth. In an interview (and cover shoot) with Esquire magazine the actress (?) clarifies that comment she made when she compared Lindsay Lohan to Marilyn Monroe.

She continues to dig a hole as she talks about Lindsay Lohan as though she were already dead. Or is she?

“In the newly released article that I did for Esquire, there is a reference that is made to Lindsay Lohan that I would like to clarify before it snowballs into something silly. The journalist and I were discussing why I was removing my Marilyn Monroe tattoo, especially since in his opinion, Marilyn was such a powerful and iconic figure for women. I attempted to draw parallels between Lindsay and Marilyn in order to illustrate my point that while Marilyn may be an icon now, sadly she was not respected and taken seriously while she was still living,” she added.

Fox continued, “Both women were gifted actresses, whose natural talent was lost amongst the chaos and incessant media scrutiny surrounding their lifestyles and their difficulties adhering to studio schedules etc. I intended for this to be a factual comparison of two women with similar experiences in Hollywood. Unfortunately it turned into me offering up what is really much more of an uneducated opinion. It was most definitely not my intention to criticize or degrade Lindsay. I would never want her to feel bullied, as she does not deserve that. I was not always speaking eloquently during this interview and this miscommunication is my fault.”

For those of you who didn’t get the prior memo of Lilo backlash, in the initial interview, Fox was quoted as saying, “I started reading about her and realized that her life was incredibly difficult. It’s like when you visualize something for your future. I didn’t want to visualize something so negative. She wasn’t powerful at the time. She was sort of like Lindsay. She was an actress who wasn’t reliable, who almost wasn’t insurable…She had all the potential in the world, and it was squandered. I’m not interested in following those footsteps.”

Despite how idiotic Fox may sound, this interview isn’t going to change the fact that the girl is amazingly gorgeous and that Lindsay Lohan probably absolutely ADORES Fox just for putting her name and Marilyn’s in the same sentence.

Justin Timberlake Is Back With “Suit and Tie”


J-Tizzle is back. He brought back Sexy the last time and now, I guess he’s decided to throw on a Suit and Tie and use Jay-Z to bring the excitement (as if having JT back to the music scene isn’t enough!).

You can already buy Justin’s Timbaland-produced song on itunes! Um, did that, done that. DUH!

In an open letter on his official website, my man announced the big news. “This year is an exciting one for me. As you probably have heard through the ‘grapevine’, I’m gearing up for a big 2013. Back in June of last year, I quietly started working on what is now my next journey with that thing I love called music,” Timberlake said.

“The inspiration for this really came out of the blue, and to be honest, I didn’t expect anything out of it. I just went into the studio and started playing around with some sounds and songs.”

“It was probably the best time I’ve had in my career… Just creating with no rules and/or end goal in mind and really enjoying the process.

“What I came up with is something I couldn’t be more excited about! It is full of inspiration that I grew up listening to, and some newfound muses that I’ve discovered along the way. I’m calling it The 20/20 Experience, and it’s coming out this year.

“I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it.”

In other words, it’s going to be good. Damn good. Yay!

Check out Justin Timberlake’s Suit and Tie below!

Snooki Wants To Be Like Dre


Hundreds of fans stopped by the Zeikos/ iHip Booth at the CES Convention to get a first look at the new “Snooki Couture” headphones and audio accessories by iHip. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi posed with fans and modeled her new line for buyers and press that is scheduled to hit stores Spring/Summer 2013.

With two wildly popular reality shows “Snooki & JWoww” and “Jersey Shore”, three books, two perfumes, jewelry, slippers, tanning and sunless lotion lines, body moisturizers, lashes, boots, sandals and smart phone apps under her belt, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is now creating buzz in a brand new area combining her love for dancing and house music into her next endeavor in her “Snooki Couture” brand; headphones. “Snooki Couture” by Nicole Polizzi” offers the much-anticipated line of fashion-you-can-hear headphones, ear buds and more in signature Snooki styles and motifs.

“I’m so happy to be back at CES and have my very own line of headphones to add to the Snooki Couture brand. I worked with iHip to design a line that was very me – with sequins, rhinestones, feathers and leopard that doubles as accessories,” said Snooks.

Polizzi has officially joined the celebrity head-phone game amongst the ranks of other celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Dr. Dre with her own high-quality fashion audio gear with iHip. Snooki’s personally designed fashion audio products and accessories offers not only booming bass and noise-cancelling effects, but also all the personality and attitude of the reality star herself, all tied nicely with a bow of fashionable hair accessories.

The “Snooki Couture by Nicole Polizzi” stylish lineup includes never before seen designs in the headphone category. Detachable headbands were created with adjustable speakers for fit and fashion. Feather Earphones and Fashion phone cases are ear-buds that double as earrings with hanging feathers and rhinestone studs available in signature Snooki leopard. The iHip Retro Fashion Phone is available in Swarovski crystal colors to plug into your iPhones and iPads and is available in a high-heel style with red bottoms.

Perfect for listeners of any age and savvy-style taste, iHip serves a multi-functional purpose, combining stellar acoustics with tricked-out personalized style. “Snooki Couture by Nicole Polizzi” brings a fresh, super-stylish personality and youthful perspective to her branded line with iHip. The entire line ranges from $24.99 – $59.99, is available at ihip.com and in 2013 at thousands of retail stores to be announced.

Miranda Kerr Wows, John Travolta Joins Keith Urban on Stage “Yesterday”

John Travolta

At a private, pre-Globes cocktail party last night in Los Angeles John Travolta joined Keith Urban on stage for an impromptu duet of the Beatles “Yesterday.”

The event, the Spirit of Australia, welcomed Hollywood’s Australian darlings including Miranda Kerr, Liam Hemsworth, Dean Geyer and more.

Keith Urban

The event was also the first official debut of Swisse Wellness in the United States. Swisse, Australia’s #1 Multivitamin brand, will be available in Walgreens starting February 1st.

Nicole Kidman is Swisse’s Global Ambassador and will be making announcement of their official launch today in a huge way.

Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr, Liam Hemsworth

Doesn’t Miranda look absolutely amazing…definitely one of the most beautiful women in the world. LOVE her!

And now for your viewing pleasure…John Travolta getting it in with the talented Keith Urban.

VIP EXCLUSIVE: Lamar Odom Steps Out For Ronny Turiaf’s Birthday Sans Khloe!


Last night, January 10th, center for the LA Clipper’s Ronny Turiaf celebrated his 30th birthday at a Beverly Hills Mansion.

The private red carpet event sponsored by Haute Living and THVPR brought in an exclusive guest list of close friends and teammates Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, Lamar Odom, DeAndre Jordan, Chauncey Billups, Jamal Crawford, Matt Barnes, Eric Blesdoe, Ryan Hollins, Caron Butler, and Trey Thompkins. One person missing? “Khloe Kardashian was not at the party with Lamar,” an exclusive source told Celebrity VIP Lounge. Lamar did have a great time partying on all night without his wife by his side! What does this mean? Could those rumors of a split further be fueled by Khloe’s absence at this soiree? Inquiring minds want to know!

A fashion show was also presented in Ronny’s honor featuring designers Ilja, Ready to Fish_, Marlies Dekkers, Anine Bing, and ROCO by Rodrigo Otazu. It sure looked as if the guys were enjoying the fashion show with those ogling eyes!

The event kicked off at 9pm and lasted well on into the night. Ronny’s blew out his birthday cake close to midnight which was a mimic of a mans Louis Vuitton bag.

Ronny Turiaf’s 30th birthday celebration was produced and hosted by IVC Global Sports & Entertainment. The newly launched company’s co-founders Neda Barrie and Owili Eison are no strangers to working with athletes and entertainers. Turiaf was dressed in Franco Uomo.

Photos via Tess Van Daelen, THV PR

CELEB SPOTTING: Jayson Blair and Rumer Willis, Mexican Honeys!


Jayson Blair (NBC’s “The New Normal”) and Rumer Willis (“Hostage”) were spotted TOGETHER as they vacationed at Villa del Palmar Loreto in Loreto, Mexico.

Jayson and Rumer, along with their friends spent time at the resort kayaking, snorkeling, island hopping and touring the small town of Loreto as well as visiting the Mission.

Granted these two haven’t been dating THAT long but they sure look like they are enjoying each other’s company.

Could this be TRUE love? All I have to say is I hope Rumer keeps your young lover away from her mama. Come on, we all know that mama Demi has her cougar claws out now that Ashton is on his merry way.

Photo by Mauricio Ameneyro

Celebrity Birthdays: Howard Stern is 59!


Howard Stern is 59.

Ray Price is 87.

William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys is 74.

Anthony Andrews is 65.

Kirstie Alley is 62.

Ricky Van Shelton is 61.

Oliver Platt is 53.

Singer Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine is 43.

Raekwon of Wu Tang Clan is 43.

Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice) of the Spice Girls is 39.

Naya Rivera (“Glee”) is 26.

Zayn Malik of One Direction is 20.

CELEB SPOTTING: Olivia Palermo Hangs Out In See-Through Ensemble In St. Barths


Olivia Palermo was spotted in St. Barths recently looking fabulous in the Marie France Van Damme Cache-Coeur caftan, perfect for the 2013 Year of the Snake. Marie France Van Damme also counts Christina Hendricks and Catherine Zeta-Jones (who was spotted picking up the latest pieces from her collection at the Mandarin Hotel Bermuda) among her celebrity fans.

Marie France Van Damme’s glamorous resort wear, accessories and swim wear are available in St. Barths at L Joy Boutique and Hotel Le Toiny as well as retailers including Harrods, Bergdorf Goodman and select resorts.

Above: Left, Olivia Palermo in the Cache-Coeur caftan. ($439, www.mariefrancevandamme.com).


Inspired by her love of the Rivera, Marie France Van Damme offers an array of chic metallic suits and caftans in gunmetal, gold and silver in a range of styles. The collection retails from $95- $750. Marie France is also introducing her Spring 2013 resort collection and first ready to wear collection inspired by the 1960′s hostess dress, debuting in stores and online this month.

Check out the site here for more fun fashion from France Van Damme.