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Jessica Ridgeway Murder-Dismemberment Suspect Wanted to Be a Mortician: Friends

6 November 2012 3:30 PM, PST

Austin Sigg's behavior seemed to change about a year ago, when the Colorado teen became more emotional and argumentative, showed an interest in crime scene investigation and bypassed his senior year of high school to study mortuary sciences in college, friends and classmates recall. But it wasn't until Sigg was arrested in the Oct. 5 kidnapping, sexual assault, murder, and dismemberment of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway, an attack that horrified and devastated families in the Denver area and across the country, that some friends, upon reflection, saw those behavioral shifts in a darker light. "When I learned it was Austin, every single »

- Howard Breuer

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Isla Fisher's Stay-Fit Secrets: Breastfeeding and Spanx

6 November 2012 2:00 PM, PST

As a mom to two little ones, daughters Olive, 5, and Elula, 2, Isla Fisher has her hands full. Lucky for her, staying fit and beautiful - job requirements for the Bachelorette star - isn't a challenge. "Breastfeeding - that's my big slimming secret!" Fisher, 36, says in the winter issue of Women's Health U.K., on stands Wednesday and available digitally. "That and Spanx. Anytime anyone compliments me on my figure, I'm wearing my Spanx undies." Fisher, who shares parenting duties with husband Sacha Baron Cohen, says she does watch what she eats but adds, "I've been blessed in that I never »

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Carrie Ann Inaba Launches Animal Foundation

6 November 2012 12:20 PM, PST

Since she was a little girl, Carrie Ann Inaba has felt a closeness with animals. The Dancing with the Stars judge lived behind a wildlife preserve in Hawaii, and the environment gave her something priceless: respect for nature. "It was always clear to me that I needed to give voice to those who couldn't speak out for themselves," Inaba, 44, tells People. "To give them shelter through whatever storms they're going through." Everything Inaba has pursued in her life since then, she says, has led to this very moment, and she is finally proud to announce that with the launch of »

- Helin Jung

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Chaz Bono Is on a Public Mission to Lose at Least 50 Lbs.

6 November 2012 12:05 PM, PST

Size matters - at least according to Chaz Bono. The activist and former Dancing with the Stars contestant, 43, who has had an ongoing struggle with his weight, is making a public attempt to lose the pounds. Sitting down with Dr. Travis Stork, The Doctors co-host and an ER physician, Bono says being thin in his family was "prized above all else" when he was growing up. Explaining that even though he "wasn't an overweight child," he was still "put on diets all the time." Now weighing 250 lbs. at just 5 ft. 5½ in., the son of Cher is seeking help from Stork to lose a recommended 50 lbs. »

- Dahvi Shira

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Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake Take Secret Honeymoon

6 November 2012 11:45 AM, PST

Jessica Biel knows how to go stealth. The actress, 30, and her new husband Justin Timberlake, 31, recently pulled off their top-secret nuptials in Puglia, Italy, on Oct. 19. And the newlyweds employed the same hush-hush strategy for their honeymoon. “None of us know where they went," says Biel's close friend and former 7th Heaven costar Beverley Mitchell, who attended the wedding along with her husband Michael Cameron. "She keeps a really good secret!"The pair have since surfaced in Africa, where they reportedly stayed at the Faru Faru resort in Tanzania. Meanwhile, Mitchell recently trusted Biel with a closely guarded secret of »

- Raha Lewis

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Scarlett Johansson Unafraid to Film Psycho's Iconic Shower Scene for Hitchcock

6 November 2012 9:50 AM, PST

Say, "Ahhhhhh!" Scarlett Johansson is a scream as Psycho star Janet Leigh in her new film, Hitchcock, which tells the story of the making of the classic horror movie in 1959. Filming Pyscho's iconic shower scene had its challenges, Johansson 27, tells V magazine in a new interview. "We only had the luxury to shoot the scene for a day, and everybody was feeling very nervous because it involved water and nobody wants the actor to get wet," she says. "They were concerned with modesty and all these things - but I don't care about any of that stuff and Janet Leigh never did either. »

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People's Sexiest Man Alive Announcement - Get It First

6 November 2012 9:15 AM, PST

He's sexy and we know it. And so will you! Join us for our social media flash mob on November 14, and be the first among your friends to announce this year's smokin' hot cover star for People's annual Sexiest Man Alive issue. Find out First who is joining the swoon-worthy ranks of Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, George Clooney and most recently Bradley Cooper.  Click here to sign up to announce this year's winner to your group of friends on Facebook or followers on Twitter. Hmm, is it getting hot in here? Nah, it's just him. »

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Celebrities Are Getting Out the Vote (with YouTube and Humor, Of Course)

6 November 2012 9:10 AM, PST

Have you voted? Leonardo DiCaprio wants to know. With Election Day upon us, stars are flooding the Internet in an effort to get out the vote - urging all U.S. citizens to make their voices heard, regardless of whom or what they support. Chief among the appeals is a new video from Vote4Stuff, a nonpartisan campaign led by DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire - who are joined by Jonah Hill, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zac Efron, Benicio Del Toro and Selena Gomez, among others, in an amusing montage of civic pride (with a few amusing insults thrown in for good measure »

- Tim Nudd

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Honey Boo Boo Gets a Pet Chicken

6 November 2012 8:30 AM, PST

Honey Boo Boo loves her chicken nugget - and her chicken, Nugget. That's right, 6-year-old pageant princess Alana Thompson has found a Bff in her new pet bird. "Meet Alana's new pet Nugget," reads a message on Thompson's official Facebook page, which is run by Honey Boo Boo's mother, June Shannon, and a friend named Bobbie. The Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star's new chicken seems to have filled the void left by Glitzy the pig, the pet she was forced to give away recently because he was interrupting the her beauty sleep by waking her at dawn for food. »

- Amy Jamieson

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Presidential Election Cocktail Recipes That Will Win the Race

6 November 2012 8:00 AM, PST

It's Election Day! As the race between incumbent President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney approaches the finish line, many voters will host election night parties ... or at least eat dinner in front of the TV. Whether you're partying for your candidate or just in need of a cocktail as you await the results, we found two fun drinks concocted just for Tuesday night. With TV news commentators breaking down the results state by state, Malibu created a following cocktail with their new, less-sweet spirit. And Herradura tequila whipped up a cocktail (that can easily skew Republican or Democrat with food »

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Shawn Johnson Calls Switching Partners on Dancing with the Stars a 'Lot to Handle'

6 November 2012 7:30 AM, PST

Switching from one dance to the next, week to week, is tough enough. Switching partners, too? That's all but impossible. Yet Shawn Johnson made it look easy Monday on Dancing with the Stars, scoring a perfect 30 for her fusion dance (a seamless blend of tango and the paso doble to one song) with Mark Ballas while her All-Stars partner Derek Hough took the week off with a neck injury. "They have similar styles and ideas, but when they're actually dancing with me, it's completely different," the former gold-medal gymnast, 20, told People after the show, which also included a swing dance marathon. »

- Tim Nudd and Michele Stueven

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Blake Shelton & Adam Levine's Teams Deliver Unforgettable Solo Performances on The Voice

6 November 2012 7:20 AM, PST

During The Voice's live play-offs on Monday night, the members of Team Blake and Team Adam all stepped up their game with impressive solo performances - but it will be up to fans to vote for who should advance. Monday's show kicked off with a group performance of Boston's "Peace of Mind" before the 10 individuals took the stage. And coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton couldn't be more proud of their teams. Team Adam's Joselyn Rivera sang Demi Lovato's "Give Your Heart a Break" that left Levine overjoyed. "I knew I wanted you on my team," he said afterward. »

- Julia Haskins

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Brooke Shields's Mother, Teri Shields, Dies at 79

6 November 2012 6:15 AM, PST

Teri Shields, who long exerted an iron fist in guiding the career of her daughter Brooke Shields from the time the actress-model was 11 months old, died in Manhattan last Wednesday after what is described as a long illness. She was 79 and had suffered from dementia, a spokesperson for Brooke Shields told the New York Times, which reported the elder Shields's death. Although their relationship was said to have hit the rocks as Brooke, now 47, matured and Teri apparently still attempted to manage her daughter's career - and life - their story began when Theresa Anna Lillian Schmon, a cosmetics saleswoman from Newark, »

- Stephen M. Silverman

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Katie Holmes Draws Applause as Dead Accounts Previews on Broadway

6 November 2012 5:30 AM, PST

Katie Holmes brought star power, and a touch of improvisation, in her return to the Broadway stage on Monday, as the new family comedy Dead Accounts opened for previews. Holmes, 33, drew applause on several occasions - notably, when a telephone she was using in one scene broke, and she deftly fixed it without skipping a beat, even punctuating her dialogue by slapping the broken piece back into place. She also earned cheers for a defiant speech about Wall Street greed - a recurring theme of the play, in which Holmes plays a Cincinnati woman whose brother returns home with a »

- Tim Nudd

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Brody Jenner's Football-Filled Afternoon in West Hollywood

6 November 2012 3:00 AM, PST

Brody Jenner is a football fanatic! The former Hills star enjoyed an egg dish and sipped on a light beer while watching some football at Barney's Beanery in West Hollywood on Sunday. "Brody seemed very passionate about the games," an onlooker tells People. "He was sitting at the bar, chatting with two middle-aged men. His phone was face down, he didn't seem to care about much else than the game." While Jenner has kept a low profile since his involvement on the MTV reality show that made him famous, he makes the occasional appearance on his step-siblings' show Keeping Up With the Kardashians. »

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Dancing with the Stars: Tony Dovolani & Melissa Rycroft's Big Night

5 November 2012 7:35 PM, PST

It was a busy night on Dancing with the Stars Monday - but not for an injured Derek Hough. The pro sat out this week's competition, in which the seven remaining couples performed a dance fusion and competed in a swing dance marathon. But Hough's partner Shawn Johnson was in good hands with her season 8 partner, Mark Ballas. Keep reading to find out how they did in the dance fusion, which required the couples to blend two different styles during one song, and the four-minute swing marathon. Related: Peta Murgatroyd: Dancing Competition Is 'Scary and Nerve-Racking'Johnson scored a perfect »

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