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Music graduate Jennifer Lopez

23 December 2009 3:04 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Jennifer Lopez felt she had "graduated" as a singer when she performed at husband Marc Anthony's 40th birthday party. The 'Love Don't Cost A Thing' hitmaker admits she was nervous about dedicating Barbra Streisand song 'My Man' to Marc but knew she needed to do it to prove her credentials. She said: "I sang a song for Marc's birthday, for his 40th birthday, called 'My Man,' which is an old Barbra Streisand song from 'Funny Girl'. When I sang it, you know, she's so my idol. I was like, 'I cannot believe I am trying to sing a Barbra Streisand song, this is insane! What are you thinking?!' But I sang and it was almost like I had graduated, you »

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Jessica Simpson Tries to Bail Friend Out of Jail

18 December 2009 7:54 AM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

Jessica Simpson tried to be good friend when she visited the L.A. County Sheriff's Department in West Hollywood early Friday morning to try to bail out a pal. Unfortunately, the 29-year-old singer was turned away.

See photos of Jess from over the years

Simpson's makeup artist, Mary Phillips, was arrested at 1:30 Am for being drunk in public.

The Sheriff Department tells "Extra" Phillips could not be bailed out because detainees cannot be released until they are sober. »

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Lindsay Lohan Tweets About Charity Work in India

12 December 2009 6:41 AM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

Lindsay Lohan wants to make a difference.

The actress, 23, is in India to film a documentary on child trafficking and she's also working with the charity Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement).

See photos of Lindsay from over the years

Lohan posted on Twitter, "The Bba does amazing work and I thank them for it! Glad to be with people for all of the aftermath." She posted a photo of a village and said, »

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Khloe Kardashian Denies Rumors of Fighting With Lamar Odom

4 December 2009 5:05 PM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

Newlyweds Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom reportedly got into a public fight at the dressy Chinese eatery Philippe Chow in Beverly Hills, but the reality TV star says that's "crazy"!

See photos of Khloe and Lamar's wedding

Kardashian, posted on Twitter, "Im so tired of all of these crazy rumors that Lamar n I r fighting!"

Odom, 30, reportedly got jealous because Kardashian, 25, was text messaging at the table.

See the Kardashian sister's skimpiest outfits

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Kim Kardashian Shows Off Bikini Bod

25 November 2009 12:42 PM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian loves her new figure!

The 29-year-old posted this shot on Twitter, saying, "Quick Trim photo shoot today in Miami! I finally feel I've reached my goal!"

It's clear the "Keeping Up With the Kardashian's" starlet received a professional spray tan, but her body looks incredible in the tiny two-piece bathing suit.

See photos of Kim on TV and film sets

Kardashian credits her toned figure to QuickTrim and grueling workouts at the gym. »

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George Lopez Promotes New Show With Twitterboard

7 November 2009 1:02 PM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

"Lopez Tonight" premieres Monday, Nov. 9 -- and George Lopez is getting the word out in Times Square!

From now until Nov. 15, Twitter posts from Lopez and fans are on display on Broadway between 44th and 45th streets on a high-definition billboard. A scroll of selected tweets run on the billboard and fans can register and tweet through http://georgetweets.com.

On Monday, the comedian brings the party to late night with "Lopez Tonight" on TBS at 11 Pm. »

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AFI's 100 Years ...100 Movie Quotes

4 November 2009 4:45 AM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

"Extra" brings you AFI's 100 Best Movie Quotes of all time! From "The Wizard of Oz" to "Taxi Driver," see if your favorites made the list!

AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie QuotesGone with the Wind (1939)

“Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.” —Said by Clark Gable as Rhett Butler to Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara.

The Godfather (1972)

“I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.” —Marlon Brando as Don Corleone.

On the Waterfront (1954)

“You don’t understand! »

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First Hand Rose.

29 October 2009 4:29 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Jose here to commemorate Fanny Brice's birthday. The extravagant comedienne would've turned 118 today. Yes, seriously, watching her energy in films like The Great Ziegfeld (where she played herself) or listening to her vibrant musical performances it's easy to think that this woman could've lived forever.

A New Yorker born from Hungarian parents, she made a way for herself in the burlesque world and later by her association with Florenz Ziegfeld. She became a huge musical star and a popular radio personality with her Baby Snooks character.

But what remains fascinating about Brice is that she pulled off an enviable career using raw talent. Would someone like her fit in our current notions of what makes an entertainer appealing?

Sure her life was plagued with scandal (her marriage to Nicky Arnstein wasn't as tragically romantic as pop culture has us think) and that would've fit wonderfully in our tabloid loving society. »

- Jose

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Photos: Ivanka Trump Says 'I Do'

26 October 2009 10:30 AM, PDT | Extra | See recent Extra news »

Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka married her publisher beau Jared Kushner in a ceremony at the Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey on Sunday.

"She looks amazing," a rep dished to People magazine of Ivanka. The bride, a VP with the Trump Organization, wore a Vera Wang dress inspired by screen legend Grace Kelly for her trip down the aisle. More than 500 guests watched the couple say their vows, including Regis Philbin, who sang at the reception. »

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Lady Gaga Tweets from the Hospital

24 October 2009 10:57 AM, PDT | Extra | See recent Extra news »

She's a superstar performer and songstress -- and she'll always be daddy's little girl. Lady Gaga got personal on Twitter about her father's open heart surgery.

"My Daddy had open heart surgery today," Gaga posted on her Twitter page on Thursday afternoon. "And after long hours, and lots of tears, they healed his broken heart, and mine. Speechless."

On Saturday, she updated her followers, saying, "At the hospital. Giving daddy a foot rub while he falls asleep. »

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Jessica Simpson to Fans: 'Own Your Beauty'

15 October 2009 11:31 AM, PDT | Extra | See recent Extra news »

Curvaceous country girl Jessica Simpson has a message to her fans: ignore the haters.

The "Come On Over" singer was mocked for her weight in a Fox cartoon, where animated members of the Dallas Cowboys poked fun at the blonde for her weight issues and breakup with Qb Tony Romo.

The attack was met with public outcry, and prompted Kirstie Alley to tweet, "Jessica Simpson u r a great beauty and infinitely funny...Don't let »

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Miley's Goodbye Twitter Rap

10 October 2009 9:00 AM, PDT | Extra | See recent Extra news »

Teen queen Miley Cyrus is rapping about why she really quit Twitter on Thursday.

Cyrus, complete with a sideways baseball cap, raps the reason in a YouTube video, "I want my private life private." She adds, "I'm living for me."

Miley's last tweet said her "The Last Song" co-star Liam Hemsworth was the reason she was deleting her account. "Fyi Liam doesn't have a Twitter and he wants Me to delete mine with good reason, »

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Streisand 'to sell off memorabilia'

9 October 2009 12:54 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Barbara Streisand has said that she is selling off hundreds of collectibles from her long-running career in order to raise money for her charity foundation. The star is planning to shift a total of 400 personal items, including stage costumes from films such as Funny Girl and Meet the Fockers, designer dresses, a baby grand piano, several pieces of fine art and an old phonograph she purchased at the age of 18. Contactmusic quotes her as saying: "What good does it do in storage? Let someone else enjoy it. These things, they're not forever. We pass them on and reap the benefits for something (more) »

- By Oli Simpson

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Did Miley Break Twitter?

8 October 2009 12:33 PM, PDT | Extra | See recent Extra news »

Uh oh! Miley Cyrus deleted her Twitter account, and now the micro-blogging site is frozen in time!

On Thursday morning, Status.Twitter.com announced they are "currently investigating a problem causing many users' timelines to be delayed."

"Timelines remain stale for users. We are deploying fixes to address the problem," the site confirmed. Twitter's search appears to be working.

Kirstie Alley has not tweeted for over 16 hours.

Come back Miley and save the day!

Update 12:27 Pdt: Twitter states, »

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Omg, Miley Cyrus Quits Tweeting

8 October 2009 9:20 AM, PDT | Extra | See recent Extra news »

Teen queen Miley Cyrus has left the world of Twitter -- and rumor has it, she did so to please rumored Bf Liam Hemsworth!

According to Perez Hilton, the "Hannah Montana" star tweeted last night about how Liam -- her "Last Song" co-star and rumored beau -- didn't jump on the Twitter bandwagon, and thought that Miley shouldn't have a Twitter account either.

This morning, Miley's Twitter account was disabled. Her mom's account was also deleted. »

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Liz Taylor Undergoing Heart Surgery

6 October 2009 1:01 PM, PDT | Extra | See recent Extra news »

Dame Elizabeth Taylor has announced via Twitter that she will be hospitalized today for heart surgery.

Liz writes, "Dear Friends, I would like to let you know before it gets in the papers that I am going into the hospital to have a procedure on my heart." Taylor elaborated on the procedure, adding, "It's very new and involves repairing my leaky valve using a clip device, without open-heart surgery, so that my heart will function better. »

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Ask the Flying Monkey! (September 7, 2009)

8 September 2009 6:10 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Q: Do you know if any of the contestants on Survivor: Samoa are going to be Glbt? I just checked out their profiles and at least three of the guys list things like "womanizer", "never been rejected", and "a woman's dream." Is CBS trying to overly heteroize the show that has been strategically won by at least two openly gay men (Todd and Hatch)? – Topher, Toronto, Canada

A: There are no gay male contestants that we know of (although it’s always possible someone hasn’t yet come out to the network).

Is CBS trying to “heteroize” the show? Although I love your coining of a new term, I’d strenuously argue that they’re not. In fact, we recently talked with Jeff Probst, and I’m convinced he doesn’t see the show in those terms at all.

“When you look at the long-term of the show, you hopefully have some diversity, »

- Brent Hartinger

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Senior stranger Barbra Streisand

21 August 2009 6:08 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Barbra Streisand doesn't recognise her "older" face when she looks in the mirror. The 67-year-old Hollywood actress is shocked every time she sees her aged reflection, because she still feels so young in her heart. She said: "It's a whole different problem now. You get older, and it's a bit of a shock. I still feel so young inside. And that's me in the mirror? Well, if you don't see it, I'm thrilled." However, the 'Funny Girl' star always expected find the ageing process easier to deal with than some of her more glamorous peers, because she never considered herself beautiful. She told Parade magazine: "It must be harder to age if you were known as a beauty »

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Monkey Uncaged: The Ten Most “Important” Gay-Related Movies

11 August 2009 5:45 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Have a question about gay male entertainment? Ask the Monkey! (Please include your city and state and/or country.)

A Note from the Flying Monkey: Of the many emails I receive every week for my column, some are so good that they simply can’t be answered in just a few words. So from time to time, the editors have decided to let me out of the “cage” of that regular column, in a feature we’re calling Monkey Uncaged! (What I didn’t tell the editors, of course, is that now they’ve let me out of my cage, do they really think I’m ever going back inside again?! Editor’s Note: Monkey no listen to his editor, Monkey no get fed.)

Q: I just watched a movie that had several references to old movies that are very popular in gay culture, and that made me think of »

- Brent Hartinger

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Peters Pulls Explosive Hollywood Memoir

23 May 2009 7:15 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Hollywood producer Jon Peters has pulled plans to release an explosive memoir detailing Tinseltown's most torrid secrets - after he was threatened by a series of lawsuits from some of the industry's biggest players.

The Batman boss had agreed a $700,000 (£462,350) deal with Harper-Collins Publishers for his insightful tome, titled Studio Head, which blew the lid on the behind-the-scenes goings-on of stars including his ex-girlfriend Barbra Streisand.

In the book's proposal to the publishers, which was leaked to New York gossip column PageSix, Peters claimed Streisand had a string of affairs with her co-stars Robert Redford, Ryan O'Neal And Kris Kristofferson.

He also alleged she was sexually abused by Hollywood movie mogul Ray Stark as she prepared for her breakthrough performance in 1968's Funny Girl.

But the tell-all book has not gone down well with Peters' peers - a string of legal threats have forced him to scrap the memoir in its entirety.

In a letter to publishing director Michael Morrison, obtained by PageSix, Peters writes, "I must decline your current kind and generous offer to publish my autobiography... circumstances far beyond my imagination have caused me to remove the project from the marketplace at this time. Unfortunate leaks of the proposal have created a firestorm in the press, from Page Six to CNN and seemingly every other gossip page and entertainment news show in between.

"Somehow this proposal has become a kind of Holy Grail of gossip, and I have become Hollywood's 'Man Who Knows Too Much.'

"I have been besieged by potential lawsuits and threatened litigation by some of the most important figures in the world of show business.

"What's worse... is the fact that I consider all these people my friends... I want my book to be a celebration of, never an attack upon, the remarkable people I have known and worked with."

But Peters hints in the letter that the furore around Studio Head will not prevent him from releasing his memoirs in the future - insisting he wants to "work on this project privately and quietly". »

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