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Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals the Key to Her Long-Lasting Marriage, Friendship

Apparently things aren’t as bad as we may think they are between Jada Pinkett Smith and her husband Will.

Via Extra TV:

Actress Jada Pinkett Smith and husband Will Smith have had divorce rumors constantly swirling, but at FOX’s TCA this weekend, Jada made it clear to “Extra’s” Renee Bargh that they are very much together.
Pinkett Smith said the key to their relationship is friendship. “Your partner has to be your best, best, friend. And he’s my best friend.”

Jada had some sound advice on keeping your marriage strong. “You have to have kind of a warrior mentality. You have to be a solider for love. You have to be able to withstand tough times and just because the tough times come doesn’t mean it’s time to stop… it means it’s time to dig in.”

Pinkett Smith also gushed about her upcoming 20th wedding anniversary. “We’re going to be celebrating 20 years in two years, so we’re starting to plan now for a big 20th year.”

The actress is playing Fish Mooney on new FOX series “Gotham,” and said it’s a fun character to play. “She’s pretty ruthless and violent. She has quite a temper.”

“Gotham” premieres September 22.

Well here’s hoping that they really ARE happy! I can’t imagine how difficult it must be a couple in the spotlight.

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott: Divorce Not An Option?

After all of Dean McDermott and Tori Spelling’s marital problems, it seems as if these two are trying to make it work.

Via Extra TV

Actress Tori Spelling visited “Extra’s” Mario Lopez at Universal Studios Hollywood, where she talked about her ABC Family show “Mystery Girls” and how she and husband Dean McDermott are doing after dealing with their marriage issues on “True Tori.”

Spelling explained, “It’s been a hard year. It’s been a very public year. We’re working on it… marriage takes work and in light of everything that happened, we’re working toward a positive outcome. We’re a family and we’re staying together as a family and committed to that.”

Tori said she has no regrets about putting her personal life on display. “Obviously, if it hadn’t been made public initially, I wouldn’t have done it. I never would’ve gone that path. I would have kept it private and dealt with things, but it was so public when everything came out, that I felt that was the best choice at the time.”

Spelling is now back to work on the ABC Family show “Mystery Girls” with her friend and former “90210” co-star Jennie Garth. “It’s about two girls who in the ‘90s were on a hit mystery show. It’s a little wink, wink at ‘90210.’ Jennie Garth’s character goes off to live in suburbia, while Holly, my character, kind of clings to fame. We reunite 14 years later and open our own detective agency.”

“Mystery Girls” airs Wednesdays on ABC family.

Well here’s hoping that these two are in it for the right reasons!

Cheryl Burke Slams Headlines That Say She’s Too Skinny And Has Had Plastic Surgery


Via Extra TV:

“Dancing with the Stars” pro Cheryl Burke joined “Extra’s” Mario Lopez at Universal Studios Hollywood as guest co-host, where she spoke candidly about headlines saying she’s lost too much weight and has had plastic surgery.

Burke recently celebrated her 30th birthday in Mexico and posted pics from her vacation, which sparked the backlash. She told Mario, “For me, like any woman, my weight fluctuates. Either I’m too fat for some people, and now I’m too skinny, but honestly I feel great. I’m healthy, exercising and eating right. I mean there’s no secret.”

Cheryl slammed rumors she has had surgery and lip injections. “I’ve never done anything to my face. I’ve always had naturally big lips… I actually got bullied for my lips when I was a little girl. This is just natural. I have to say my mom has great genes, and I’m Asian. I have good skin.”

As for next season of “DWTS,” Burke revealed there may be some more changes. “We might go back to two nights, that’s the rumor on the streets, maybe for a few weeks, or maybe a fourth judge. I know Len Goodman is traveling back and forth, so he may miss a few weeks.”

Nick Cannon: Playing Richard Pryor In Upcoming Biopic?

Via Extra TV:

Nick Cannon joined “Extra’s” Mario Lopez at Universal Studios Hollywood, where the “America’s Got Talent” host commented on headlines that say he’s going to play comedian Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic.

Cannon explained it’s just rumors for now. “There’s a phenomenal director, Lee Daniels, who did everything from ‘The Butler,’ to ‘Precious.’ He’s assigned to the project, and he’s supposed to direct… He’s a personal friend of mine, and I’ve had the opportunity to kind of read with him, talk about it, but in my mind I’m trying to be the best man for the role. There’s several other people who’d love to play this role, and I’m just saying may the best man get it.”

Nick added he has begun to look the part. “I started growing my hair and doing the look and everything. Crazy, because the rumors started right away… ultimately man, it’s a dream project, who wouldn’t want to be part of that legendary story, that legendary comic? He changed the face of comedy, so I’d love the opportunity.”

For now, Cannon is concentrating on “America’s Got Talent.” “Season 9… it’s the best season we’ve had so far. The judges are just jelling. I think it’s the best judging panel on television, then after that, man, like, the talent shot up to the next level.”

The TV personality is also working on a children’s book based on his 3-year-old twins with wife Mariah Carey. “I really don’t want my kids to be in entertainment, but I understand how people have fallen in love with their characters, who they are, so I was like, I’ll just design children’s books with their characters in mind. They’re like the new Raggedy Ann and Andy, and it’s called ‘The Adventures of Roc and Roe.’”

Raven Symone on Her Gay Marriage Tweet, Growing Up A Child Actor & More


Actress RAVEN SYMONE makes an appearance via video chat on “Just Keke,” the new daily talk show hosted by dynamic actress, singer and activist Keke Palmer on Thursday, July 3rd. Raven chats with Keke about her gay marriage tweet from last summer that instantly made headlines. Plus, Raven and Keke talk about growing up as child actors and Raven reveals how she remains confident in who she is today.

Highlights below:

Raven on Her Headline-Making Gay Marriage Tweet

Keke: Now, you sent out a tweet last August saying, “I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you.” Now it made news because of course everybody had the question of, Is this Raven coming out? Is this her moment? Do you want to talk about that?

Raven: I’ll just say I love my LGBT community and I’m part of them for always.

Keke: Yes! Yes! Now you know I have to say because coming up as a child actor, working in Disney Channel, all that type of stuff, people have an idea of who and what and how you should be. So when you sent that tweet out, were you expecting that kind of feedback? Were you prepared for it?

Raven: Girl, I sent it because people are raising stupid laws. Period….

Raven on Moving On From Her Child Actor Image & Being Confident in Who You Are

Keke: Now when you first got out of “That’s So Raven,” I really wanna ask this question from me too, because, like I said being a child actor people always want to group you up and keep you the same way. Especially with “Akeelah and the Bee,” I feel like “Akeelah and the Bee” is my Urkel ya’ll. I ain’t never gonna live that one down girl. So how was it, when you changed your hair up different than people expected, it’s not “That’s So Raven,” it’s not Raven Baxter, it’s Raven Symone. What was that like? What was the feedback like? How did you learn to silence all of that?

Raven: That’s a tricky question missy. How do I say this correctly without making people angry? You have to be confident in who you are no matter what your team, background noise or front-ground noise makes. You have to stay strong as long as you’re not, ya know, being a drug addict or nothing crazy then you gotta listen. But when you’re just trying to color your hair, stay strong. It’s hard because people want to continue the brand, continue the look that they created to, I’m being honest, they want continue that look that made them money for so long but sometimes it doesn’t always coincide with who you are as a person…

Gotta love Raven!

Tori Spelling Is Totally Not Acting on True Tori

Okay everyone, Tori Spelling wants you to know that she totally has not faked any part of True Tori because it’s completely ridiculous to think otherwise. And she can tell you why it’s impossible too.

Because, as she says, she’s just not that good of an actress.

See? Case closed.

Except, maybe that’s the problem? Because the reason rumors exist may be because, and I’m just throwing this out there: because Tori’s right and she’s just not that good of an actress?

All kidding aside, I’m not sure what the uproar or whatever you’d call it is all about. I mean, reality television is hardly ever reality. And when you’re Tori Spelling, your life is hardly reality as most people know it anyway. So a little non reality mixed with Tori Spelling reality is pretty much going to seem ridiculous no matter what. Which is kinda why she got her own reality show in the first place.

Anyway, Tori made the comments about it all during her appearance on Watch What Happens Live. The host, Andy Cohen, asked if she was surprised by the claims that she was lying and playing things up for the camera she said she was “Completely shocked.”

Jennie Garth took up for her, stating, “How could you even fake that?”

And then came: “I’m frankly not that good of an actress!”

She clarified that she wasn’t good at drama, but in comedy she excelled .

EXACTLY, Tori. That’s all I’m saying.

Also, in case you wanted to know, she did not plan any sort of ratings boosting trickery when she confronted Emily Goodhand (McDermott’s mistress).

Yup. Not buying it. And I still say she’s missing the point that she’s simply not that great of an actor. And in her defense- no one is on reality TV. I think tis’ something to do with the awkwardness of it all. I’d say, anyone that can pull that mess off without looking like a complete troll should win an Oscar.

Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett Divorce Looming?

Oh snap! Could there be problems in the Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett union? Well Radaronline.com is reporting so!

Via our friends at Radaronline.com:

Kendra Wilkinson‘s husband of five years, Hank Baskett, abruptly left their Calabasas, Calif. home on Friday, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.

The explosive development comes just one month after Wilkinson gave birth to the couple’s second child, Alijah Mary Baskett.

A reporter for The National ENQUIRER exclusively tells Radar that Baskett was spotted speeding away from the home he shares with Wilkinson in their gated community around 4 p.m. PT in his white Jeep, before landing at a local motel.

“Hank was wearing a royal blue NBA shirt and long khaki shorts. He got out of the Jeep with a woman who appeared to possibly be one of the couples’ baby nurses because she was wearing a medical type uniform,” the eyewitness tells Radar.

“They went into the office of the motel and then pulled the jeep around to the other side where their room was located. Hank appeared disoriented and downtrodden. At one point, he kicked the ground.”

Earlier in the day Baskett, 31, attended a Major League Gaming Competition in Anaheim with his father, Hank Baskett Sr.

“Mornin yall! @MrHankBaskettSr & I are on our way down to the #MLGAnaheim championships. Small road trip with pops=good times,” he tweeted.

Baskett returned to the couple’s home where something possibly ensued, triggering the hostile hotel check in.

Wilkinson, 29, posted an upbeat and positive Twitter message on Thursday — not realizing just a day later the father of her two children would leaving the home.

“Today will be a great day. I know it. #CarpeDiem #smile #happiness #love #positivevibes.”

After checking into the motel, the eyewitness tells Radar exclusively that he briefly came back out before quickly retreating back into the motel.

“An hour later, he emerged from the room but then returned back inside,” the source said.

Baskett and Wilkinson were married on June 27, 2009 and have two children together; Hank Baskett IV, 4, and Alijah Mary, 36-days.

Well I have two things to say about this. Number one, this makes me sad because I have always loved these two together. And secondly, if any celebrity relationship lasts it surprises the heck out of me. With that being said, I hope Kendra and Hank can keep it together.

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg’s Wedding Will Not Be As Lavish as Kimye’s: “We’re not getting married in Istanbul with eight million guests”

Via Extra TV

“Extra” caught up with Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg at the opening of the New York hotspot the Attic, where they dished on their wedding plans!

The couple making clear that their nuptials won’t be as lavish as Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s.
Donnie saying, “We’re not getting married in Istanbul with eight million guests,” before Jenny jumped in to say, “I won’t have three dresses.”

Wahlberg added, “No seven dresses, not going to happen… that’s their thing, good for them.”
The couple may in fact have food from Applebee’s. A few weeks ago Jenny joked with the Boston Herald that Kimye’s wedding made her want to get married at the chain restaurant. Applebee’s responded with by tweeting Jenny an invitation to get married at one of their locations.

Jenny told us, “I thought it was very cute that Applebee’s tweeted us, so we went in on it, we actually said maybe we should have them do the appetizers.” Donnie added, “Or the wedding rehearsal dinner, it was really sweet of them.”

The couple admitted they haven’t actually begun planning, and are just enjoying the engagement.
Donnie knows this much… “We’ll have a small wedding in a really beautiful place and we both want do it right this time… we’ve both been married before and we want to make it special.” Jenny adding, “This is the last wedding so…”

I really hope that these two last.

Taye Diggs Opens Up About His Divorce to Idina Menzel


Taye Diggs digs deep on finding happiness after divorce and playing a grief-stricken cop on his gripping new TNT show, Murder in the First.

Check out the highlights via Redbook magazine:

On being surprised that so many people were heartbroken when the end of his 10-year marriage to Idina Menzel was announced:
“I’d be lying if I said there weren’t times when I thought, Oh, man, people are going to trip out [if we split]. Maybe they thought it was cute that we met in Rent. There weren’t a lot of couples like us in the theater community – and I know there aren’t a lot of performers as talented as she is…and then you have the whole mixed [race] thing. It was easy for people to root for us. Right now, we’re still trying to figure out a lot of stuff because we’re on different coasts and our son is getting older.”

He’s actually a big fan of reality TV:
“I watch some pretty awful reality shows… I cried over an episode of Vanderpump Rules.”

While he plays a cop on his new TNT show, Murder in the First, he actually tackled an intruder at his own home:
“He didn’t quite enter, but he was trying to. My little one [son Walker] was home, so my Papa Bear instinct took over and I gave chase. I was cool in the moment, but afterward I realized what could have happened – that’s when fear set in.”

Kylie and Kendall Jenner Talk Kim and Kanye’s wedding

Kylie and Kendall Jenner are speaking out on the Kimye extravaganza, giving us all the lowdown on the big day…because we all really want to know how it all went down, right?

Via Extra TV:

“Extra’s” AJ Calloway caught up with Kendall and Kylie Jenner as they promoted their new sci-fi novel in New Jersey. The Kardashian sisters just back from Kim and Kanye’s wedding dishing to AJ about the wedding of the century.

Kendall saying they had a blast, “It was so much fun, it was dreamy.” Kylie adding “It was pretty incredible just to be there. It was so filled with love and to see them together was pretty awesome.”

The girls admitting being at Kim’s fairytale wedding makes them think about their own special day, but they will never be able to top Kimye’s nuptials. Kendall, “No you can never outdo Kanye!”
Kylie, “It is kind of annoying seeing them together because they’re so perfect…Something to live up to for sure.”

Kendall and Kylie also saying the may join Kourtney and Khloe as they take on the Hamptons this summer. Kendall, “We might be over there visiting our sisters and stuff.” Kylie, “I’m excited to go to the Hamptons, I’ve never been.”

As for their book some people may recognize some of the characters. Kendall, “We definitely did base like some of…” Kylie finishing her sentence, “Some of the characters on people that we know.”

Yeah, okay. I wonder who THAT could be about.

Brad Pitt’s Attacker Vitalii Sediuk Opens Up, “I don’t think something is wrong with me, I just, I am a different guy who thinks differently”

Vitalii Sediuk

Via Extra TV:

“Extra’s” Mario Lopez sat down with Vitalii Sediuk the Ukrainian reporter accused of attacking Brad Pitt at the “Maleficent” premiere.

Mario asking Vitalii who is now infamous for red carpet pranks around the world, including shoving his head up America Ferrera’s dress, kissing Will Smith and grabbing Leonardo DiCaprio and Bradley Cooper’s crotches, the question everyone wants to know, what’s wrong with you. Vitalii’s response, nothing, “I don’t think something is wrong with me, I just, I am a different guy who thinks differently and has this entertainment spirit that probably people in Hollywood never experienced before…It’s something different, controversial, extraordinary and it’s hard to explain..I’m normal, at least I believe so.”

Vitalii who claims his intention was to hug Brad Pitt with an apology for the actor and the others he affected , “I’ll say, don’t be mad, I apologize for inconveniences that I created to many celebrities dealing with my style of entertainment…I feel sorry that I create inconveniences for Brangelina family because I knew there were no kids around, but they were at the premiere, but I kind of stole the spotlight from such an important moment.”

Vitallii also admitting now there are consequences to his actions after losing his job and getting fined, sentenced to community service, facing 36 months of probation, and being forced to say away from all award shows and red carpet events “I wouldn’t joke with the judge and I took them seriously because one thing you do for entertainment and other thing when you have legal problems and I have to tell you they’re so many consequences I experience now.”

As for what’s up next for Vitallii he said, “No more big stars and events left for me so probably I will retire.”

Retire? Wow, okay. He’s no dummy. Why would he say what he is going to do next? Silly Mario.

Giuliana Rancic Opens Up About Her Surrogate Losing Their Second Baby

Giuliana Rancic has been through a lot of crap in her life. Good grief. I don’t know how in the heck she can handle it all. And just recently she lost her SECOND baby.

She opens up via Extra TV:

Giuliana Rancic joined “Extra’s” Mario Lopez at Universal Studios Hollywood. Giuliana opening up about the news that her surrogate, 9 weeks pregnant with the Rancics’ second baby, has suffered a miscarriage.

Giuliana said the couple who had tried all season for a new baby get the sad news on the season finale to her hit reality show “Giuliana and Bill”, “Thankfully we’ve had some time to process the news…It was hard…I mean when you get that call that you’ve had a miscarriage, I’ve had a miscarriage myself that I talked about a few years ago, before we had Duke, then our surrogate had one and we were just devastated.”

Giuliana telling Mario that the news wasn’t only hard for them, but their surrogate, who also carried their first son.“Our priority at the time, once we were able to take the emotion out of it a little bit, we wanted to make sure our surrogate who carried Duke for us, that knew she it was not her fault, this is something that is so common, it happens all the time, it happened to me, we wanted her to feel ok with it. She’s good with it, she’s also processed it, we’re all moving forward.”

Rancic revealing it was tough to get the news while being filmed for her show, “We wanted to hear the news then get away from the camera to process it ourselves and that why it probably comes off a little ambiguous tomorrow night, but we wanted to clear it up.”

Giuliana saying the couple will try again for another baby, “We had to take a break, it’s just a lot to digest and were just trying to figure it out now that a little time had passed we’re trying to figure out when is a good time to start again…Our surrogate, we would love her to be on board were not gonna pressure her in anyway, but she says she’s on board.”

She continued, Bill and I want another baby more than anything else. It’s god’s plan…Our faith is very important to us and I know everything happens for a reason…I’ve been through a lot, breast cancer, infertility. miscarriage, I’ve been through a lot, but somehow, you know the big man always figures it out…We’re so happy today and we always get though things, we’re gonna keep fighting.”

The Arsenio Hall Show Is Officially Canceled

Television can be unpredictable, and Arsenio Hall knows all too well. After his late night talk show, The Arsenio Hall Show, was renewed back in February, news came today that the show will not be returning for a second season.

CBS Television Distribution took back the decision, canceling the show after only one season. “Unfortunately, The Arsenio Hall Show will not return for a second season; while there are many loyal fans of the show, the series did not grow its audience enough to continue,” CBSTVD said in a statement Friday. “Arsenio is a tremendous talent and we’d like to thank him for all the hard work and energy he put into the show. We’d also like to thank Tribune and all our station group partners for their support of the show.”

Arsenio said in a statement, “When I started this adventure with CTD and Tribune, we all knew it would be a challenge — I’m gratified for the year we’ve had and proud of the show we created. I’d like to thank everyone on my staff for rallying around me and striving to make the best show possible every night.”

This really sucks! Arsenio is a really talented host, and has had a lot of great interviews and performances with celebrities the entire season. Unfortunately though, in a market where everyone is breaking into talk shows, the ratings are split, and it’s rough competition to stay afloat. Sad that Arsenio didn’t make the cut, but I’m sure this won’t be the last we hear of him. Or, at least, I hope not!

Jason Biggs Responds to Twitter Controversy About ‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Eric Hill

We all know that Jason Biggs is a bit of a prankster, cripes I’d even call him a bit of a comedian.

Via Extra TV:

“Orange Is The New Black” star Jason Biggs and his wife Jenny Mollen joined “Extra’s” Mario Lopez at Universal Studios Hollywood. Jason who is known for tweeting humorous commentaries while watching programs like “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” responding to recent headlines about his tweets regarding deceased “The Bachelorette” contestant Eric Hill.
The latest season of “The Bachelorette” kicked off on Monday night. During the broadcast, Biggs took to Twitter to write, “Crazy rule change – instead of voting off the contestants, this season #TheBachelorette gets to kill them off.”

He then added, “Here’s what I can tell you without watching – 8 of the 20 guys are in the closet, all of them work out, and 2 can do simple division. And 19 of them are still alive. #TooSoon.”
Jason making it clear he was joking, “I tweet The Bachelor, Bachelorette, and then it’s just fun to wake up on Tuesday mornings and see what articles are written about what tweet I wrote…Like the people are quote unquote up in arms about or Jason Biggs is under fire, and I’m like how am I under fire.”

Jason and his wife both very active on Twitter and it is all in good fun, “”We are joking, we don’t take anything too seriously, nothing is off limits.”

Tori Spelling Isn’t Feeling As Bad As You May Think

She’s been through a lot over the past year, but Tori Spelling is hanging in there.

Via Extra TV:

Despite the heartbreaking scenes each week on Tori Spelling’s reality show, “True Tori” detailing her troubled marriage with Dean McDermott Tori is back to work and proving her resilience looking happy on the set of her new ABC Family sitcom, “Mystery Girls” co-starring Jennie Garth. “Extra’s” Renee Bargh on set with the two former 90210-ers asking Tori how she is holding up, “You look so great and you look so healthy how are you feeling?” Tori responding, “Oh thank you. I feel good. I feel tired, this is a lot of work it’s a lot of great work.”

Tori and Jenny admitting they didn’t always stay in touch with one another, but are always there for one another and are so happy to be working together again. Jenny, “I have like undying support for her, like I will support her whatever it is and I mean that genuinely.”

Tori saying, “We’ve been through so much together, I mean we’ve know each other since we’re teenagers, I feel like we’ve evolved.”

“Mystery Girls” premieres June 25 on ABC Family!