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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.”

CONFIRMED: Gwen Stefani Is Joining The Voice

Last week, reports circulated that Gwen Stefani was joining season 7 of The VoiceWell looks like it’s true! Gwen confirmed the news on Instagram, rocking her own version of The Voice‘s iconic hand gesture and a caption saying, “It’s true!”

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NBC also announced hat Christina Aguilera, who served as a coach for seasons one, two, three and five, will return to the show  for season eight. Taking off time for her pregnancy, Christina showed Gwen love and congratulated her on Twitter. “So excited to have you join #TheVoice squad @GwenStefani! Welcome to our crazy fam! Kisses- xoxo #blondesdoitbest,” she tweeted.

As previously reported, Gwen will join Pharrell Williams for the singing competition. Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will also return to the series.

Again, I’m definitely excited that Gwen will be joining the show! She has a lot of great experience in this industry, and I think she’ll be amazing at not only spotting talent, but nurturing that talent as well!

 

Taraji P. Henson Gets Glam in Vogue Italia

Taraji P. Henson truly shines in her pictorial with VOGUE Italia! The actress opened up to the magazine about her time at Howard University, her most challenging role so far, and what changes she would like to see in the industry.

Check out some highlights of the interview below!

What is the most challenging aspect of being an actress?

The most challenging aspect of being an actress is being a single mother while navigating my career. I am a mother first.

What is the most rewarding part of being an actress?

The most rewarding part of being an actress is having my performance touch or inspire my audience.

What has been your most challenging role to date and why?

The most challenging role was that of Queenie in The Curious case of Benjamin Button because of the challenges of the aging process. My Mom Bernice and my Grandmother Patsy were my inspirations.

Who were the most instrumental people in your career?

The most instrumental people in my career are my business team that supports me. That starts with my long-term manager Vincent Cirrincione. You need to know the people in your life are looking out for you and have your very best interests at heart.

What did you study at Howard University?

I am a proud graduate of Howard University where I majored in Theatre Arts.

Where did you study acting?

I was fortunate to have incredible teachers and mentors at Howard and I wouldn’t trade those experiences for anything. That training prepared me well for the journey ahead.

How was it working with Idris Elba?

Working with Idris Elba is so terrible because he’s so hard to look at !!! Idris is a wonderful human being. We have great chemistry and have become the closest of pals. He flew from London to see my play in Los Angeles. We truly support each other and I’m so excited about our movie coming out in September No Good Deed.

What changes have you seen for actresses of color in the industry over the past 5-10 years?

In the last 10 years I have seen more opportunities for actresses of color but there is still a long way to go.

What changes would you like to see?

I would like to see films that mimic my everyday life and those of my friends. I would like casting to reflect all of the nationalities and all of the colors that make up our lives.

What does your beauty regime look like?

It’s important to keep my hair healthy and strong so I wrap it every night. I give my face a rest from make-up when I can. I make sure I wash my face every night before bed and moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.

Who are your style icons?

My style icons are Diana Ross, Cher and Cate Blanchett.

Taraji looks absolutely amazing in this pictorial!

Images via Itaysha Jordan/VOGUE Italia

Beyoncé and Jay-Z Announce On The Run Tour

It’s been speculated for weeks that music’s prime couple, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, would be going on a tour TOGETHER! Many of us called it the Mr. and Mrs. Carter Tour, but now the couple has officially announced that they will be heading out on the road this summer for the On The Run Tour! 

The tour, named after their “Part II (On the Run)” single, will start June 25 in Miami, going to major cities such as Philadelphia, Dallas, Toronto and Chicago, and wrapping up on Aug. 5 in San Francisco. The weird thing is though, is that there’s no New York dates…yet! I think that more stops will be announced later on, and I’m hoping for a D.C. stop!

Tour dates are as follows:

6/25 – Miami, FL @ Sun Life Stadium
6/28 – Cincinnati, OH @ Great American Ball Park
7/1 – Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium
7/5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park
7/7 – Baltimore, MD @ M and T Bank Stadium
7/9 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
7/11 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
7/15 – Atlanta, GA @ Georgia Dome
7/18 – Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park
7/20 – New Orleans, LA @ Mercedes-Benz Superdome
7/22 – Arlington, TX @ AT&T Stadium
7/24 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
7/27 – Winnipeg, MB @ Investors Group Field
7/30 – Seattle, WA @ Safeco Field
8/2 – Pasadena, CA @ Rose Bowl
8/5 – San Francisco, CA @ AT&T Park

Exclusive tickets for the tour  go on sale Tuesday morning to members of the Beyhive, with a general sale to the public supposed to be happening Friday.

All I can say is this is going to be a MAJOR tour! I love seeing Jay and Bey’s chemistry on stage, so I can only imagine a tour with them together! I’m also hearing that tickets prices range from $45 to $250, so that’s definitely affordable to see this power couple! Hopefully they add on more later dates, though, because I’ll be out of the country on the Baltimore date (*tears*).

Image via Beyoncé/Facebook

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?

Lupita Nyong’o Named PEOPLE’s Most Beautiful!

Lupita Nyong’o is continuing to win! She’s an Oscar winner, and the newest spokesperson for Lancôme, and now she has been named PEOPLE’s “Most Beautiful!”

“It was exciting and just a major, major compliment,” Lupita said of the cover. “I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen.” 

Lupita had her share of issues with her self-esteem about her own appearance, connecting beauty with the women she saw on TV. “Light skin and long, flowing, straight hair,” she says of the “ideal woman” she saw. “Subconsciously you start to appreciate those things more than what you possess.” However, her mom, Dorothy, who is the managing director and head of PR for the Africa Cancer Foundation, “always said I was beautiful,” she said. “And I finally believed her at some point.” 

The best compliments that she receives are “when I have been called beautiful with not one drop of makeup on,” she adds. “And also before I comb my hair or put on a pretty dress. Happiness is the most important thing.” 

Lupita definitely rocks her natural beauty with such amazing style, and it’s great to see her named “Most Beautiful” this year! She’s beautiful on the outside, and seems to be such a sweetheart! I think she’s a great role model for young women, so congrats to her!

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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.

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!

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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