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kirstie alley ups and downs

The date was November 7, 2006 and Kirstie Alley appeared on The Oprah Show, rocking a brown bikini.  That was then.  She is a guest of Oprah today and much has changed since that snapshot in time.  See Oprah's Golden Ticket Sweepstakes here.

The actress ended her successful run with Jenny Craig some sixteen months ago and told her loyal fans that she would be launching her own weight loss system.  It didn't materialize and now she's put the weight back on.

ET received a response from a Jenny Craig rep, who said "Jenny Craig maintains a friendly relationship with Kirstie and we are proud of her accomplishments while she was on our program.  Kirstie successfully lost 75 lbs and maintained that weight loss throughout our 3 year relationship, which came to an end in December 2007.  We remain supportive of Kirstie, wish her nothing but the best, and we would welcome her back at any time as a returning client."

November 2009 UPDATE: Kirstie Alley will be featured in a new A&E reality docu-series that will take viewers through her new weight-loss program.  The 10 half-hour shows will showcase the 58-year-old during her latest weight loss mission.  The shows will air in 2010.  See details and a before and after photo gallery here.

Check out several film clip of Kirstie Alley showing off her bikini body on Oprah  and her new interview below.

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by Andrea at . Comments
 sarah jessica parker and matthew broderick expecting twins

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are expecting twins.

The "Sex and the City" star and her husband "are happily anticipating the birth of their twin daughters later this summer with the generous help of a surrogate. The entire family is overjoyed," said a statement from their publicists.

According to a friend of the couple, they have been trying to expand their family since the birth of 6-year-old son James, but have been unsuccessful.

"They came to the conclusion that this was going to be the best alternative for expanding their family," the friend told Entertainment Weekly.

Parker is currently filming "Did You Hear About the Morgans?" with Hugh Grant.

Broderick's latest film "Wonderful World" premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this week, and he is currently starring in "The Philanthropist" on Broadway.

by Andrea at . Comments
 sasha grey

Sasha Grey

21-year-old porn star Sasha Grey has landed a plum role in Steven Soderbergh's new film "The Girlfriend Experience," which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival on Tuesday.

Grey, who has starred in over 150 porn films since the start of her career at age 18, plays a $2000-an-hour call girl  trying to juggle a boyfriend with the demands of her career.  Hmmm, typecast much?

Sodebergh says he became interested in Grey after reading an article about her in Los Angeles Magazine, and is counting on the publicity surrounding her casting to help promote the film.

"This girl has a huge following. Most of whatever discussion that's going on is totally based on her.  She's kind of a new breed.  There hasn't been anyone exactly like her in that business yet. She's not the normal adult film star."

More Sasha Grey photos and "The Girlfriend Experience" trailer below.

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  • carrie prejean breast implants paid by pageant org
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The reigning Miss California, Carrie Prejean, is by now a household name because of the way she answered the question about same sex marriage.  The first runner-up to Miss USA 2009 believes that her controversial response cost her the crown.

Not only did she enrage people, but she is currently feuding with the Miss California USA pageant organization.  Co-directors Shanna Moakler and Keith Lewis were vocal in their condemnation of her belief that she favors the tradition marriage between a man and a woman.  Communication between Prejean and pageant officials has ceased and there is strong speculation that Carrie Prejean will be stripped of her state crown.  We now know that that didn't happen.  But what we do know is that Moakler has resigned as pageant director.

Billy Bush of Access Hollywood asked Moakler about rumors that Prejean had a breast implant procedure in the weeks leading up to the national pageant and that it had been funded by the Miss California pageant organization.  Bush inquired, "Did you guys pay for it?"  Shauna responded, "Yes we did.  It was something that we all spoke about together.  It was an option and she wanted it.  And we supported that decision."

Mockler claims that it is no longer a rarity to see beauty contestants who have undergone breast augmentation procedures.  The days of beauty queen's relying solely on their natural beauty have apparently gone by the wayside.  Another myth destroyed....heavy sigh.

Prejean was on The Today Show this morning and broke the news that she will be working with The National Organization For Marriage - read that to mean 'traditional' marriage.    It looks like she may be walking away from her pageant life with this new revelation.

May 5, 2009 Update: Speaking of revelations - nude photos of Carrie Prejean have now surfaced.  Check out her newly released statement regarding the leaked pics.

Evening gown and bikini photos available here.

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by Andrea at . Comments
vern gosdin

Country music singer/songwriter Vern Gosdin has died in Nashville at age 74.

Gosdin, the rich baritone known as "The Voice," suffered a stroke several weeks ago and was under hospice care.  He passed away late Tuesday at a Nashville hospital.

Gosdin's song "Chiseled in Stone" was voted CMA Song of the Year in 1989.  Other hits include "Set 'em Up Joe," "I Can Tell by the Way You Dance," "I'm Still Crazy," "That Just About Does It," "Who You Gonna Blame It on This Time," "Way Down Deep," "Dream of Me" and "Yesterday's Gone."

photo: WENN

by Meg at . Comments
  • heidi and spencer get hitched for real
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After a short honeymoon trip to Cancun, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt have returned to Los Angeles.  Did they enjoy their little Mexican getaway?  We've included a few photos for your consideration.

With swine flu a hot topic south of the border and beyond, we're not sure it was the best possible time for the couple to venture to that particular sunny locale.  We're not sure if the surgical masks were a publicity stunt or actually being worn for their intended purpose - to prevent the spread of infection.

The couple were married in Pasadena on April 25.  Check out their stunning collection of wedding photos here.  The blushing bride and her groom will soon be filming a new reality show I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

Check out a buff beach pose and an airport sighting below.

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matt giraud eliminated from american idol

With over 47 million votes cast this week, the FOX reality show American Idol bid another contestant farewell tonight, leaving four talented people left standing.

At the top of the show, Simon Cowell said that after watching all of the performances again, it is clear that all five did very well on Tuesday night - leaving the competition 'wide open'.  The genre was Rat Pack songs made famous by crooners Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.

Guest performers were Natalie Cole, Jamie Foxx and Idol winner of season five Taylor Hicks.

Poised for potential elimination were Matt Giraud, Kris Allen and Adam Lambert, after Ryan Seacrest announced that Allison Iraheta and Danny Gokey received the most votes this week.

It turned out that the bottom two for the week were Matt and Adam - which will undoubtedly shock many who have seen Lambert as the favorite.  When the dust settled, it was Matt Giraud who was eliminated.   This was his second go round at last place.  A few weeks ago, the judges exercised their one time 'save' to keep him in the competition.

Check out all of the performances here from Tuesday night.

See the Top 4 and hear Matt's rendition of Funny Valentine below.   A second video shows a food fight while the Idol gang was trying to whip up a birthday cake to celebrate the birthdays of Allison and Danny.

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liev naomi and alexander

Liev Schreiber, co-star of the X-Men Origins: Wolverine missed the movie premiere on Tuesday night in Los Angeles.  He and partner Naomi Watts were at the bedside of their nearly two year old son Alexander 'Sacha' Pete, who was hospitalized for a respiratory problem.

The toddler was released this morning and is reported to be doing much better.  He has a sibling, four month old Samuel 'Sammy' Kai.

Their actress mother is currently filming Fair Game, playing the role of real life CIA agent Valerie Plame, who has her cover blown by government officials.

More photos here and below.

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sean penn and robin wright penn separate again

Actor Sean Penn has reportedly filed for legal separation from his wife, actress Robin Wright Penn.  Extra is reporting that the court papers were filed on Friday, April 24 in Marin County, citing a press statement released by the couple.

They were married in April 1996 and have two children, a daughter Dylan Frances Penn, 18, and a son Hopper Jack Penn, 15.  They couple filed for divorce in December 2007 but reconciled a year ago in April 2008.

The two time Academy Award winner for Mystic River and Milk is slated to star in a remake of The Three Stooges along with co-stars Benicio Del Toro and funnyman Jim Carrey. Robin's latest film State of Play with co-stars Ben Affleck and Russell Crowe is in theaters now.

Family photos below.

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 hugh jackman with wife deborra lee furness

Deborrah-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman

Deborra-Lee Furness, 54, has the distinction of being the wife of People magazine's 2008 Sexiest Man Alive Hugh Jackman, 40.

Furness attended the Methodist Ladies' College in Melbourne, Australia, and is also a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.

The four time FCCA Award winner met Jackman in 1995 on the set of  his first television acting job in the Australian TV show "Corelli."  The two married in April 1996.

Jackman personally designed an engagement ring for Furness, and their wedding rings bore the Sanskrit inscription "Om paramar mainamar," translated as "we dedicate our union to a greater source."

The couple has two adopted children, Oscar Maximilian (born 15 May 2000) and Ava Eliot (born 10 July 2005). They currently live in Manhattan, NY.

View photos of Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness below.

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