Kristin Chenoweth on faith, gay rights and lessons learned
September 7th, 2011
10:28 AM ET

Kristin Chenoweth on faith, gay rights and lessons learned

Singer Kristin Chenoweth is crooning about "Some Lessons Learned" on her fourth studio album, due out September 13, and it sounds like one of them is to stick to her guns.

The 43-year-old star has been open about being a Christian and a champion for gay rights, and as she explains to the Advocate, her position isn't one that's always readily accepted.

In 2005, the Oklahoma native was hired to be the singing spokeswoman for a Women of Faith concert, but wound up fired after the organization learned of her stance on gay rights. The Advocate notes that Chenoweth has called it "the saddest moment" in her professional career.

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Oscar De La Hoya admits drag photos are real
September 7th, 2011
09:44 AM ET

Oscar De La Hoya admits drag photos are real

Remember those scandalous photos of boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya wearing fishnets and lingerie from 2007? And how he insisted they were fake? Well, the boxer is finally admitting it’s him in those pictures, reports the New York Post.

In an interview with “Aqui y Ahora” (Here and Now), a news show on Univision, the “Golden Boy” owns up to the cross-dressing images after all these years, and places the blame on a combination of alcohol and cocaine.

"Let me tell you, yes, yes, it was me [in those pictures]," he told the show, saying he was under the influence of alcohol and cocaine when the pictures were taken.

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Angelina Jolie lends a hand to Jane Goodall
September 7th, 2011
07:38 AM ET

Angelina Jolie lends a hand to Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall is the subject of upcoming biopic “Jane’s Journey,” which chronicles the famed chimpanzee researcher’s travels, life and work. And according to People, an unexpected celebrity pal will be featured in the film: Angelina Jolie.

"I was delighted when she told me she would be excited to be a part of the film," Goodall, 77, said of the altruistic movie star. Jolie appears in the film working on a sustainability project at Goodall’s home.

"Sometimes, caught up in the moment, people promise to give their support but don't, or can't come through,” Goodall continued. “That was not true with Angelina."

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'Today' anchor returns to Brazil for Miss Universe
September 7th, 2011
06:34 AM ET

'Today' anchor returns to Brazil for Miss Universe

Long before becoming news anchor on NBC's "Today," Natalie Morales was a self-described "Air Force brat" growing up around the world. Part of that childhood, it turns out, was spent in Brazil.

"I was there for about four years until I was 10 years old. I can remember spending a lot of time at the beaches and walking on the black-and-white sidewalks," she recalled during an interview.

Since the Miss Universe pageant will be in Sao Paulo, Morales is heading back in a homecoming of sorts. The "Today" anchor is set to co-host the pageant, airing Monday on NBC.

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