Stephen Colbert's 'not factual' hashtagging
April 12th, 2011
07:08 PM ET

Stephen Colbert's 'not factual' hashtagging

It was a remark seemingly made for late-night TV comics: Sen. Jon Kyl's claim that abortion is "well over 90% of what Planned Parenthood does."

When the actual figure turned out to be 3%, his office released a statement clarifying that Kyl's figure was "not intended to be a factual statement."

Watch Sen. Jon Kyl's statement about Planned Parenthood

Enter Stephen Colbert. The Comedy Central host lampooned the line on last night's show... but it turns out he was just getting started.

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April 12th, 2011
06:47 PM ET

Toni's 'Braxton Family Values'

It took some persuading to get Toni Braxton to agree to do a reality show.

"My sisters asked me to do this show in 2008 and I said yes, but then I reneged and said 'No, I'm not doing it, I'm not doing it," Braxton said during a recent press event.

The singer best known for hits like "Breathe Again" and "Un-Break My Heart" eventually relented, and the result is her new reality series "Braxton Family Values," which debuts tonight on WEtv.

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Mathew Knowles: Split with Beyonce was 'strategic'
April 12th, 2011
04:37 PM ET

Mathew Knowles: Split with Beyonce was 'strategic'

Mathew Knowles says in an interview with BlackEnterprise.com that the decision to leave his gig as daughter Beyonce’s manager was not only an amicable one, but strategic.

“The transition started way before the official announcement,” Knowles revealed. “If you’re strategic, which we are, you don’t make a decision like that before you start dialogue. That dialogue started nine months ago.”

When the day arrived to reveal the news that the father and daughter’s business relationship had reached an end, Knowles said in a statement, "The decision for Beyonce and Music World Entertainment to part was mutual. We did great things together, and I know that she will continue to conquer new territories in music and entertainment."

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Pregnant Natalie Portman: So long veganism
April 12th, 2011
03:26 PM ET

Pregnant Natalie Portman: So long veganism

A pregnant Natalie Portman has decided to give up being vegan so she can nosh on the food she really wants.

"I actually went back to being vegetarian when I became pregnant, just because I felt like I wanted that stuff," she recently told Atlanta’s Q100 Bert Show. "I was listening to my body to have eggs and dairy and that sort of thing."

The 29-year-old Oscar winner became a vegan after picking up a copy of Jonathan Safran Foer's "Eating Animals," but now that she's got a baby on board, Portman says being a vegetarian is a better fit.

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'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Do you feel bad for Jenn Sterger?
April 12th, 2011
02:17 PM ET

'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Do you feel bad for Jenn Sterger?

In our "Showbiz Tonight" meeting today, we couldn't stop talking about the new bombshell confessions from Jenn Sterger.

She's the television host who was allegedly on the receiving end of Brett Favre’s suggestive voicemails and X-rated texts. Just this morning in a tearful interview on “Good Morning America,” Sterger said she wants people to know she's not a gold-digger or a homewrecker.

After hearing Sterger’s side, do you have sympathy for her?

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Ashley Judd apologizes for hip-hop remarks
April 12th, 2011
01:16 PM ET

Ashley Judd apologizes for hip-hop remarks

After being criticized for attacking rap and hip-hop in her memoir, “All That Is Bitter and Sweet,” Ashley Judd is extending an olive branch along with a few points of clarification.

The backlash began after an excerpt from her book depicted the actress lobbing harsh words at the rap and hip-hop genres as well as artists Snoop Dogg and P. Diddy. While speaking about an AIDS awareness program she works with, Judd writes, "Along with other performers, YouthAIDS was supported by rap and hip-hop artists like Snoop Dogg and P. Diddy to spread the message...um, who? Those names were a red flag.”

Judd continued, “As far as I'm concerned, most rap and hip-hop music - with its rape culture and insanely abusive lyrics and depictions of girls and women as 'ho's' - is the contemporary soundtrack of misogyny.”

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