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Sophia Loren to be honored by American Film Institute
AFI Fest will hold a special tribute to iconic Italian actress Sophia Loren when the American Film Institute's annual film festival takes place in November. Sophia Loren, who has starred in 60 films, was the first artist to win a best actress Oscar for a foreign language film performance for her work in 1960's Two Women.  
Nicki Minaj accused of staging MTV VMAs wardrobe malfunction during performance

Queens-born rapper Nicki Minaj claimed she "ran out of time getting zipped up," which caused her wardrobe malfunction minutes into the broadcast, but the whole mishap was staged, TMZ reports.  

Black TV Producer mistaken for bank robber: Beverly Hills PD deeply regrets error
Hollywood producer Charles Belk says he was held for six hours because he fit the description of a “tall, bald head, black male”. The Beverly Hills Police Department has issued an apology
Matt Damon uses toilet water in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Matt Damon, the co-founder of, a non profit dedicated to providing clean water to regions around the world that do not have it, believes wasting one bucket of clean water would be hypocritical. So, he used toilet water.
Jennifer Aniston: My value as a woman isn't measured by motherhood (video)
Speaking to Today, Jennifer Aniston said: "It is such an issue of, like, 'Are you married yet? Are you going to have your babies yet?' It's just constant. It's like, I don't know!"
Sofia Vergara was on a pedestal at the Emmy's: the moment is blasted for sexism
Colombian beauty Sofia Vergara, 42, participated in a segment at the Emmy Awards show that had some viewers screaming sexism. Vergara was literally put on a pedestal,
MTV Video Music Awards ratings are down 18 percent from last year
The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards was the most watched show on television Sunday, pulling in 8.3 million total viewers, down 18 percent from the 10.1 million viewers who tuned in last year.
Convicted fraudster Jordan Belfort (Wolf of Wall Street) to speak at 92nd Street Y
Joel M. Cohen: "It’s hard to understand why the 92nd Street Y will host convicted fraudster Jordan Belfort as a high profile speaker [next month]. That he’s to talk on
Scarlett Johansson designs Planned Parenthood T-Shirt
Scarlet Johansson designed a shirt for Planned Parenthood Action Fund. The shirt reads on the front: “Hey Politicians! The 1950s called" . On the back it says: “They want their sexism back!”
Tom Hanks to star in Inferno: third installment of Dan Brown novel series
Tom Hanks to reprise his role as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon in Inferno. Ron Howard to direct the third installment based on the Dan Brown novel series that began with The Da Vinci Code.
Emmys gift bags: $50,000 worth of goodies, Bali trip, luxury items
Each of the nominees and presenters came away from the Emmy Awards with luxury goods and vacations worth a sweet $50,000. Here is what was inside the extravagant swag of goodies?
Lena Dunham memoir reveals a childhood were she was afraid of everything
The first excerpt from Lena Dunham's forthcoming memoir Not That Kind of Girl gives an insight into the endless therapy the Girls writer went through from the age of nine.
Mike Epps to star as Richard Pryor in biopic
Director Lee Daniels has found his Richard Pryor- Mike Epps. A biopic of the late comic has long been in development, even while Pryor was still alive. He chose Epps for the role in 2005.
ESPN reports on who showers with first openly gay NFL player Michael Sam
Michael Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Rams as the first openly gay player in the NFL. The sports network is running out of things to say because Tuesday they focused on
Kanye West: my father was a paparazzo - my father was a Black Panther, a Cristian marriage counselor
Kanye West, 37, revealed that his father was once a paparazzo during a deposition in a civil lawsuit brought by a celebrity photographer following a scuffle with the rapper.
Chelsea Handler signs off late night TV with Miley Cyrus, songs and an ex-lover
Chelsea Handler, the only woman in late-night television, ended her talk show Tuesday night in typical fashion: Ridiculous skits; nudity; appearances from celebrity friends; and one cameo from an ex-lover.
In defense Gene Simmons: an obnoxious jerk
Greg Gutfeld: "Make no mistake: Gene Simmons can be an irritating, egotistical asshole. But he’s a smart one. He is a classic jerk and jerks have no recourse but to say things that upset “nice people who like nice things.” Jerks are great, even when they’re very very wrong."
Amy Poehler had the Funniest Introduction of Presenters at Emmy Awards
Funniest Introduction Of Presenters: Amy Poehler introducing Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey with “Please welcome two gentlemen who seem like they’d be chatty in the sack.”
CBS sued over NCIS farting hippo puppet
CBS Broadcasting is alleged to have violated copyright by selling a farting hippo puppet featured on more than a dozen episodes of NCIS.
Pierce Brosnan in new action thriller called The November Man
Pierce Brosnan, 60, stars in a new action thriller called The November Man playing a world weary but still lethal ex-CIA agent — the sort of role that involves a whole lot of running, jumping, pistol whipping and fireball dodging.
NBC News president apologizes for saying NBC News had gone to sleep
NBC News president Deborah Turness' comment that the network was "asleep for 15 years" infuriated network bigs such as Tom Brokaw and CNN chief Jeff Zucker. She has apologized.
Emmys TV audience drops to 15.6 million viewers
After moving up a month and switching to a weekday evening, Monday's Primetime Emmy awards drew 15.6 million viewers. Last year's show, which took place on a Sunday in September and was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris on CBS, drew 17.6 million viewers.
Full House cast and producers mulling a revival
Full Houst, the family sitcom,which aired on ABC from 1987 to 1995, is still a ratings juggernaut via repeats on Nick at Nite. Now Warner Bros. TV is mulling a new take
ABC news anchor Diane Sawyer goes out on ratings high on World News
Topping its NBC competition for the seventh time in the last eight weeks among the news demo of adults 25-54, World News' victory also marked the last full week at the anchor desk for the exiting Diane Sawyer.
Neil Patrick Harris leaves Hedwig and the Angry Inch on B'way and box office plummets
Tony winning star Neil Patrick Harris has left Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway and Book of Mormon star Andrew Rannels replaced him. taking his place. The box office has plummeted since the change went through.
Karrueche Tran criticized for joking about Blue Ivy's hair
Karrueche Tran found herself at the centre of controversy during a guest hosting gig on 106 & Park on Monday night after she joked about Jay Z and Beyoncé's infant daughter Blue Ivy's hair.
Daniel Radcliffe: I only ever date actresses
Daniel Radcliffe: “If you’re in a film and you’re an actor and your girlfriend is not an actor and you say, ‘Right, I’m going away for four months and,
Neil Young files for divorce from his wife of 36 years Pegi Young,
Neil Young filed for divorce from Pegi Young, his wife of 36 years and frequent musical collaborator. Pegi is the inspiration for some of Young's most enduring love songs, including Such a Woman, Unknown Legend and Once an Angel.
Quote of the day
Chelsea Handler on the series finale of Chelsea Lately on E!

“We are wrapping up seven years of ridiculous stupidity. I’m very impressed with myself. The only other place I spent seven years in one place was high school. Over the run of this show I’ve made some great friends, a lot of enemies, and I have personally gained and lost over 3,500 pounds.”

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