Aretha Franklin made herself available to do satellite video interviews with TV outlets all around the country to promote her new album Aretha Franklin Takes on the Great Diva Classics and as you can see in this compilation video montage, she had a bit of difficulty hearing the interviewers on the other end. Ever the consummate pro, Aretha did her legendary best to endure talking to these peons. Trust me, this video will make your day. Please enjoy.
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"My friends say that I look peaceful."
Actress Renée Zellweger made an appearance on the red carpet Monday night, stepping out into the public eye for the first time in a long time, and because she looked noticeably different (so different that she was practically unrecognizable to many folks, in fact) she generated a lot of discussion about how different her face looks these days. Yes, as with all things, many comments were made on the Interwebs that were less than complimentary but, for the most part around here on PITNB, the discussion was mostly focused on the surprise of how different Renée looks. In response to the amount of conversation Zellweger generated by showing off her new look in public, she spoke to People magazine about her new face … and you can read her comments below. More »
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"The picture looked like this: those eyelids, falling, falling over eyes that would cross momentarily ... a blink that lasted a few blinks longer than a blink."
Nicki Minaj is featured in the new issue of GQ magazine where she was asked a few questions about her eye-catching, flamboyant, uber sexual music video for her single Anaconda and she eventually gave her answers … but only after she fell asleep a few times during the interview. LOL. That’s right … Nicki nodded off more than once during the course of her interview with GQ. The interviewer makes clear that Nicki didn’t actually curl into a ball and take an actual nap … but she did nod off more than once. So either Minaj was just really, really tired … or she was really, really bored. My guess is that she was probably somewhere in between. Click below to see Nicki in this month’s issue of GQ and read what she had to say about Anaconda … when she was actually awake to give her answers. More »
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She'd also love to go shopping with her gay son
Jenny McCarthy is known for saying pretty controversial, sometimes ignorant things … which is why, I think, she was hired to co-host The View and then fired from co-hosting The View after almost a full season. Today we learn of Jenny‘s latest ignorant comments made in public … just to remind us that she’s still out there saying uneducated and, IMHO, idiotic things. After she proudly proclaims that she believes she feels “transgender” inside because she feels like “one of the boys”, she goes on to openly wish that her son is gay … so that he can grow up and do her hair and go shopping with her … because that’s what gay guys do, apparently. More »
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A few days ago, the newly pregnant Blake Lively debuted her teeny tiny baby bump on the red carpet and today we are hearing from daddy-to-be Ryan Reynolds about potential names for the baby. At this point, we don’t know if Blake and Ryan will be having a girl or a boy but Ryan has got names picked out for both possibilities. Obviously, he will have to get wife Blake on board with his choices but … he’s a charismatic guy, I think he can sway her his way. Click below to learn what names Ryan Reynolds has picked out for his forthcoming daughter or son. More »
I co-sign this movement.
Selena Gomez has been making some pretty bold fashion statements over the years, but this one is sure to have everyone talking… and some people fantasizing. The young starlet has her own new Justin Bieber-free house, and she’s enjoying the glory that is living in her own place. Click inside for more!
'I Have Never Considered Myself a Very Smart Person'
The other day I took some time off from work, left the crew at home with their Dad and holed up in Starbucks to research private and independent New York schools and scholarship programs. We live in a place that has great public schools, but I’ve always been a fan of Montessori, and both of my older boys started out in preschool there. I had a rough time in certain schools that I went to, and I’ve become a bit obsessed with finding places that take unique approaches to education. Having just done all this research, it’s interesting to read these excerpts from a recent interview Channing Tatum gave. He talks about going through school with ADHD and dyslexia, and how it really effected his sense of his own intelligence. Click inside for more.
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Twerking is so Yesterday
Now that Twerking is SO OVER, it’s time for the world to become obsessed with a new dance … and so, Miley Cyrus is here to show us what the new dance is. On the Aussie morning TV show Sunrise, Miley sat down to talk about a range of topics … including the death of Twerking. At around the 6:30 mark of the video above, Miley shows us how to do the Nae Nae. I fully expect each and every one of you to bust this dance out at some point this weekend.
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"Every little thing that happens starts to unravel her more and more"
Things are starting to get really hairy for Gemma on Sons of Anarchy and today we get to read excerpts from an interview that Katey Sagal gave to TV Line about the unraveling of her character on the show and what it means for the overall story. In an effor to not spoil anything for those of you who have yet to watch this week’s ep of SOA, I’ll leave all the spoilery stuff below the cut. As you will read below, tho, Katey talks about the reasoning behind some of Gemma‘s behavior and teases a bit about how things may end up by season’s end. More »
"I’m sure Chris was kidding"
Yesterday we read interview comments made by Sex and the City star Chris Noth where he referred to Sarah Jessica Parker‘s SaTC character Carrie Bradshaw as “a whore”. Today we hear from SaTC co-creator and writer Michael Patrick King who has issued an official statement in response to Noth‘s whore comment. You see, according to King, Noth was just “kidding” when he “joked” about Carrie being “a whore” and, therefore, IT’S OK! UGH. Click below to read the full text of Michael Patrick King‘s statement as well as a statement released by SaTC writer Jenny Bicks on this “Carrie is a whore” thing. More »