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More than just celebrity gossip

Keke Palmer Set To Host Daily TV Show

Keke Palmer is making serious moves in the industry! The actress, in connection with BET and Telepictures, will host her own TV show geared towards young adults this summer!

The series, tentatively called The Keke Palmer Project, was picked up for an initial four-week run, and will premiere in July, airing Mondays-Fridays. Judge Greg Mathis, whose own show Judge Mathis is produced by Telepictures, will be executive producer over the project, after being heavily involved in bringing this deal together.

The show will cover various topics, including fashion, pop culture, social issues, celebrity interviews, and more. The idea for the show, Keke acknowledged, stems from her interaction on social media with her fans. “I like to read quotes that touch on how I am feeling,” she said. “If I am dealing with confusion, I will read quotes about clarity and peace of mind. I started posting these quotes on my Twitter page, and the fans responded so positively! I realized that many of them were dealing with similar issues, and the quotes helped to open up a genuine dialogue between us.”

When the show airs, Keke will become the youngest talk show host in TV history (currently, it’s Ricki Lake, who was 25 when she started her talk show).

Congrats to Keke! It’s very well deserved, and I’m definitely excited for it. Keke is a very positive and talented celeb, and I’m ready to see what she’s come up with for this show!

Image via SingersRoom

CELEB SPOTTING: Eve Celebrates Her Bachelorette Weekend

Eve was spotted celebrating some of her final days as a single woman with friends this weekend! The rapper is set to marry rich Brit Maximillion Cooper soon, with the wedding rumored to be in Spain this summer. First though, the bride-to-be needed to have a wild bachelorette weekend with her girls! Check out the pictures below!







Looks like she had a lot of fun!

Images via Instagram

Miley Cyrus Postpones Remainder of U.S. Leg of the Bangerz Tour

Sorry Smilers! Some of you may have to wait a little while to see your fave in concert. Miley Cyrus has officially postponed the remaining U.S. dates for her Bangerz tour, after being hospitalized for an allergic reaction to antibiotics.

Seven shows have been rescheduled, and the tour will resume on August 1st with a stop in Uniondale, New York. She acknowledged the dates that have been been rescheduled on Twitter.

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Two additional dates will take place in Pittsburgh and Chicago.

Miley was hospitalized on April 15th and placed on medical rest, which, unfortunately, led to the cancellation of her shows in Kansas City and St. Louis. She had also canceled her Charlotte, North Carolina show the week before.

“Miley was suffering from a sinus infection during her tour,” said an official statement that Miley posted to Twitter for her fans. “She was prescribed the antibiotic Cephalexin which she’s now suffered an allergic reaction to. This type of extreme reaction can last from five to 27 days in these types of cases. She will remain hospitalized and is under a doctor’s care until we see some improvement in her condition and is asking for your compassion and privacy at this time. Miley is devastated about missing shows and possibly disappointing her fans.”

Miley is still scheduled to hit Europe on May 2nd, starting off her leg overseas in Amsterdam.

I’m hoping that she gets well soon! Maybe after this tour, the girl will take a little bit of a break, and relax for a while.

Image via Chris McKay/WireImage

REPORT: Gwen Stefani Might Be Joining The Voice

Looks like Gwen Stefani might be the newest judge in that revolving chair! TMZ has reported that the singer is in talks to join The Voice!

If the reports are true, Gwen would replace pregnant Christina Aguilera on the upcoming seventh season. She would sit alongside Pharrell Williams who is already set to take CeeLo Green‘s spot. Original judges Blake Shelton and Adam Levine are expected to return.

TMZ  is reporting the one-year deal is official, and that producers first began the search in February after Aguilera announced her pregnancy. NBC wanted Christina to stay, but she was “having a difficult time already and ultimately bowed out.” NBC had no comment.

I think it would be great to see Gwen on the show. She has a lot of musical experience, and would be sure to bring a lot of great advice to the next season’s contestants. My advice to NBC, if this story isn’t true, to strongly consider it! I think it is, but they’re trying to keep it under wraps for a little while. We’ll see soon enough. Filming is set to begin in June and the show will premiere in the fall.

Image via That Grape Juice

CELEB SPOTTING: Stars Pose at the Tribeca Film Festival!

Stars abound at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, where many actors and actresses are showcasing their most recent works! Celebs to show out included Leighton Meester in promotion of her new film Life Partners, Aubrey Plaza, Max Greenfield, Mindy Kaling, Maggie Grace, and more! Check out some great pics from the festival below!

These celebs look awesome, and I’m sure there are amazing films showing at the festival this year!

Images via Getty

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg Engaged!

Looks like Jenny McCarthy is headed down the aisle again! She announced on The View today, April 16, that she is getting married to boyfriend  Donnie Wahlberg.

“I just got engaged!” she told her co-hosts and audience members. Flashing her yellow sapphire ring, Jenny revealed that her son Evan helped out with the surprise proposal last weekend. Donnie popped up on the show too, doting on his fiancee! The couple doesn’t have a date set yet, but they’re thinking about a late summer wedding in August 2015.

It was announced in July last year that the pair were officially dating. This will be the second marriage for both. Congrats to them…they seem really happy! Offering up best wishes!

In other news for The View, in honor of Barbara Walters‘ last week on the show, ALL 11 hosts are heading back to the table on May 15. That’s :

Meredith Vieira (moderator, 1997–2006, season 1–9)
Star Jones (1997-2006, season 1–9)
Joy Behar (1997–2013, season 1–16)
Debbie Matenopoulos (1997-1998, season 1-2)
Lisa Ling (1999–2002, season 2–6)
Elisabeth Hasselbeck (2003–2013, season 7–16)
Rosie O’Donnell (moderator, 2006–2007, season 10)
Whoopi Goldberg (moderator, 2007, season 11–present)
Sherri Shepherd (2007, season 11–present)
Jenny McCarthy (2013, season 17–present)

Now that’s an episode I HAVE to DVR. I know they’ll be coming back for Barbara and all, but there’s no telling what might go down between all of these ladies!

Image via Theo Wargo/Getty Image

Brandy and Fiance Ryan Press End Engagement

Sadly it’s another celebrity couple gone splitsville! Brandy and fiance Ryan Press have broken up and called off their engagement, Brandy’s rep told Us Weekly. “They are no longer together. The engagement is off, but the friendship is still on,” the rep said in a statement.

It was first announced in December 2012 that the singer was engaged to the music exec, but now the two are going their separate ways for now. “They decided to take a step back and reevaluate the relationship,” the rep explains. “Brandy is 35 now — that’s what her whole #35 on Twitter is about, becoming her own woman.” The rep continued: “Brandy has a daughter and she still wants to be married and have more kids but she is working on so many other things right now. They haven’t ended things on a bad note and they still speak all the time.”

I feel really bad for Brandy. Though the two will still be friends, I know how bad she wants love and to be married (she got emotional about it several times during her VH1 reality show, Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business). I think no matter how much some may deny it, deep down we all want love (cue Rihanna music), and Brandy’s no different. I thought she had finally found it with Ryan, but things happen. Hopefully, she finds the one for her one day!

Image via Kevin Winter/BET/Getty Images

CELEB SPOTTING: Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss Take NYC

Seemingly new besties Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss were spotted strolling the streets of New York City for a girls’ night out on Monday!

The singer and supermodel were somewhat matching in gray and black ensembles, letting the pretty just shine through! The pair seem to be developing a great friendship, and were seen last week out and about in the city as well.

They’ve even posted several pics to Instagram, showing off their visit across the California coast, which included a stop at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. “Beach, forests, cliffs, Northern California, sand, flower picking,” Taylor tweeted along with with a cute little black and white shot of her and Karlie. “Best road trip ever.”

These two seem joined at the hip! Busy being young and having fun!

Image via JDH Imagez / Splash News

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards Nominations Are Out!

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards are on the way, and the full list of nominations have come out! Leading the pack are Lorde and Imagine Dragons, who both have 12 nominations. Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, and Miley Cyrus are also up for a bunch as well!

Billboard’s Milestone Award, which was launched last year to “honor musical ingenuity and innovation” (the dedicated Beliebers won the fan-voted award for Justin Bieber)  will be presented again this year. Up for the award are Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Luke Bryan, OneRepublic, Ellie Goulding and Carrie Underwood. The six finalists will become three, and fans will be able to vote online, as well as enter a contest to present the award alongside Kelly Rowland during the telecast.

Check out the partial list of the nominations below  (you can see the full list here)!

Top Artist:
Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Justin Timberlake

Top New Artist:
Capital Cities
Ariana Grande

Top Male Artist:
Luke Bryan
Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake

Top Female Artist:
Miley Cyrus
Katy Perry

Top Duo/Group:
Florida Georgia Line
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
One Direction

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Luke Bryan
One Direction
Justin Timberlake

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Katy Perry
Justin Timberlake

Top Digital Songs Artist:
Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Katy Perry

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Imagine Dragons
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Justin Timberlake

Top Touring Artist:
Bon Jovi
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

Top Social Artist:
Justin Bieber
Miley Cyrus
One Direction
Taylor Swift

Top Streaming Artist:
Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Katy Perry

Top R&B Artist:
Pharrell Williams
Robin Thicke
Justin Timberlake

Top Rap Artist:
Jay Z
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Top Country Artist:
Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line
Darius Rucker
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Top Rock Artist:
Capital Cities
Fall Out Boy
Imagine Dragons

Top Latin Artist:
Marc Anthony
Gerardo Ortiz
Jenni Rivera
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 18 at 8:00 p.m. on ABC. Did your favorite artist make the cut?

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Beyoncé Talks About Sexual Liberation for OUT Magazine

Beyoncé became yet another star to channel Marilyn Monroe for her recent interview with OUT Magazine (she did it very well, though!). Sitting down with the mag, the star spoke about her decisions for her self-titled hit album, and her choice to use her music to inspire women to be sexual and confident. Check out some of the interview below!

On how she created a sexual liberation conversation with her latest album

I’d like to believe that my music opened up that conversation. There is unbelievable power in ownership, and women should own their sexuality. There is a double standard when it comes to sexuality that still persists. Men are free and women are not. That is crazy. The old lessons of submissiveness and fragility made us victims. Women are so much more than that. You can be a businesswoman, a mother, an artist, and a feminist—whatever you want to be—and still be a sexual being. It’s not mutually exclusive.

[It was] much freer than anything I’d done in the past. We really just tried to trust our instincts, embrace the moment, and keep it fun.” As an illustration she singled out the video for “Drunk in Love,” a fan favorite. “We were in Miami for Jay’s concert, and it was just the two of us, on the beach, amazing weather, and one outfit! It’s beautiful in its simplicity. If you want something to feel real and urgent, you can’t overthink it.


On if it was her decision to have her voice sound raw and less polished for ‘XO’
When I recorded “XO” I was sick with a bad sinus infection. I recorded it in a few minutes just as a demo and decided to keep the vocals. I lived with most of the songs for a year and never rerecorded the demo vocals. I really loved the imperfections, so I kept the original demos. I spent the time I’d normally spend on backgrounds and vocal production on getting the music perfect. There were days I spent solely on getting the perfect mix of sounds for the snare alone. Discipline, patience, control, truth, risk, and effortlessness were all things I thought about while I was putting this album together.

On if she intentionally set out to make an album that feminist as well as the LGBT community could identify with
While I am definitely conscious of all the different types of people who listen to my music, I really set out to make the most personal, honest, and best album I could make. I needed to free myself from the pressures and expectations of what I thought I should say or be, and just speak from the heart. Being that I am a woman in a male-dominated society, the feminist mentality rang true to me and became a way to personalize that struggle…But what I’m really referring to, and hoping for, is human rights and equality, not just that between a woman and a man. So I’m very happy if my words can ever inspire or empower someone who considers themselves an oppressed minority…We are all the same and we all want the same things: the right to be happy, to be just who we want to be and to love who we want to love.

I know that there has been some controversy behind Bey shedding her pretty girl image, but I actually admire what she did with this album, not even just as a stan but as a woman. She’s married now and she’s a mommy yes, but that doesn’t mean that she still can’t stand strong in her business, in her music, and in her sexuality. All power to her!

Image via OUT

Haylie Duff Is Engaged

It must really be springtime because love is definitely in the air! Haylie Duff announced that she is now engaged to her boyfriend Matt Rosenberg! 

“The future Mrs.Rosenberg #Love @mr_sts,” Haylie wrote on Instagram, sharing a picture of her and her man smiling, while simultaneously flashing that rock!

“This week has seriously just become the best week of my life!” she also added on her Real Girl’s Kitchen blog. “As if announcing The Real Girl’s Kitchen tv show wasn’t enough, Matt just took me by total surprise and proposed…on April Fool’s Day of all days! The moment was genuine and sweet (like him!) and I couldn’t wait to say yes!”

“We are so excited and happy to share our wonderful news with everyone!” she continued. “We both feel so blessed to have the love and support of our family and friends and can’t wait to start this new adventure!”

It’s a little ray of sunshine after Haylie’s little sister, Hilary Duff, announced her split from husband Mike Comrie after three years of marriage. The exes have remained friendly and co-parent their 2 year old son, Luca.

I hope that things fare better for Haylie and Matt! Congrats to them on their engagement!

Image via Haylie Duff

Lupita Nyong’o is the New Face of Lancome!

Lupita Nyong’o is clearly winning right now, and shows no signs of stopping! After snagging the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 12 Years a Slave, it has been announced that the actress is the newest face of beauty brand Lancome!

“I am truly honored to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history and that I have always loved,” Lupita said in a statement. “I am particularly proud to represent its unique vision for  women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself.”

Lupita joins the ranks of Kate WinsletJulia Roberts, and Penelope Cruz, who are all current spokeswomen for the brand as well.


Very excited for her! Lupita is a gorgeous and talented actress, and it’s great to see her growing success. Congrats!

Image via Alexi Lubomirski for Lancome

Laverne Cox Will Receive Stephen F. Kolzak Award At GLAAD Media Awards

Transgender actress Laverne Cox, best known for her role as Sophia Burset on Netflix’s “Orange Is The New Black,” is set to be honored at this year’s 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. She will receive the Stephen F. Kolzak award, one of the event’s highest honors!

The award is presented annually to a media professional in the LGBT community who has put in a significant amount of time and work to promote equality. GLAAD also announced that actress Ellen Page, who recently came out herself, will present Cox with her award. Jennifer Lopez will also be honored with the Vanguard Award at the event for her production work on ABC Family’s hit show, “The Fosters.”

“Laverne Cox has reshaped the way Americans see transgender people and raised the bar in diverse representations of the LGBT community in entertainment,” GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement to The Huffington Post. “She is not only a talented actress, but a truly transformational leader in the LGBT equality movement. Through her tireless commitment to building understanding and acceptance through education and advocacy, Laverne is moving equality forward both on and off the screen.”

The GLAAD Media Awards  will take place on April 12 in Los Angeles. 

I think it’s so awesome that Laverne is getting this award. She is not only an incredible actress, but she’s very outspoken on issues regarding the LGBT community, and I absolutely love her! Congrats to Laverne, and I can’t wait to see her in the upcoming season of OITNB!

Image via Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images

Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry Are Married

Gotta say congrats to another celebrity couple for tying the knot! Sara Gilbert and songwriter Linda Perry were married Sunday, March 30! Sara’s rep confirmed the happy news to Us Weekly.

While neither Sara nor Linda have spoken out yet, actress Juliette Lewis shared her well wishes to the couple before the ceremony, tweeting, “Holiday by Madonna playin, sun is beaming,gettin ready 4 the wedding of 1of my fave couples in the universe @RealLindaPerry @THEsaragilbert.”

Sara first revealed her engagement news to her fellow cohosts on The Talk last April. “It’s like the most amazing proposal ever,” she said about Linda’s romantic musical picnic proposal. “I’m sitting there listening and I’m kind of daydreaming and I’m thinking like, ‘If I ever proposed to her this would be an amazing way to do it.’ The people picnicking next to us pull out string instruments from under the blanket, walk over and they start playing [The Cure's] Lovesong,” she said.

Talk about a perfect proposal! With elaborate planning like that, I’m sure the wedding was even more beautiful. Congrats to Sara, Linda, and their families. Wishing them much happiness in the years to come!

Image via Beck Starr/FilmMagic

CELEB SPOTTING: Nas Celebrates ‘Illmatic’ 20th Anniversary at the Kennedy Center

Talk about a way to celebrate! Nas took the mic at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. for a two-night concert celebrating the 20th anniversary of his classic Illmatic album!

The concerts were a part of the Kennedy Center’s One Mic: Hip Hop Culture Worldwide festival that’s being hosted in the nation’s capital from March 25-April 13. After performing some of his classic hits with the National Symphony Orchestra, the rapper was spotted at the Hennessy V.S after party at the KC Cafe, with the media and members of the audiences, as well as the Symphony conductor, Christoph Eschenbach. He hopped on the mic and told the conductor he thought he would be “stuffy”, but the NSO were on point, even after only one day of practice!

Check out some of the photos for the event, and check out Nas performing his hit song “I Can” below!

Images via Yassine El Mansouri