Katy Perry's dad apologizes for anti-Semitic remarks
Katy Perry attends the 2010 American Music Awards with then-husband Russell Brand, right, and father Keith Hudson, left.
January 10th, 2012
05:56 PM ET

Katy Perry's dad apologizes for anti-Semitic remarks

Katy Perry’s father, Pastor Keith Hudson, has apologized after being criticized by two prominent Jewish groups for giving a sermon that included anti-Semitic remarks.

The evangelical preacher drew ire from the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Monday because of remarks he made about Jews during a recent speaking engagement at the Church on the Rise in Westlake, Ohio.

“You know how to make the Jew jealous? Have some money, honey,” Hudson allegedly said. “You go to L.A. and they own all the Rolex and diamond places. Walk down a part of L.A. where we live and it is so rich it smells. You ever smell rich? They are all Jews, hallelujah! Amen.”

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'Project Runway' adds an 'Accessory'
October 27th, 2011
10:26 AM ET

'Project Runway' adds an 'Accessory'

Take heart all you "Project Runway" fans who fear acute withdrawal once the season finale airs - there's always "Project Accessory."

The spin-off to the popular fashion design show debuts Thursday right after the season-ending episode of "Runway" (I'm rooting for Anya to make a come-from-behind victory, by the way).  In the spin-off, 12 designers will compete for $100,000 and other prizes by crafting shoes, handbags, jewelry and other accessories. All on nerve-wracking deadlines, of course.

Actress/model Molly Sims is hosting the show, with design magnate Kenneth Cole among the judges. The elaborately-named Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti will serve in the Tim Gunn/mentor role.

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Banderas reunites with man who made him famous
October 11th, 2011
09:45 AM ET

Banderas reunites with man who made him famous

If Antonio Banderas owes his fame to one man, it's Pedro Almodovar.  The Spanish director cast Banderas in some of his best films of the '80s, including "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown," "Law of Desire" and "Matador."

Those roles launched the actor's international career, but Almodovar and Banderas haven't worked together in over 20 years.

Until now: The two have finally reunited for the stylish thriller "The Skin I Live In." Banderas came to L.A. to promote the Spanish language feature, in which he portrays a mysterious plastic surgeon who develops an experimental synthetic skin.

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'Ant' invades Michael Jackson tribute
October 7th, 2011
01:58 PM ET

'Ant' invades Michael Jackson tribute

Ants will rock this weekend's Michael Jackson tribute concert... in a manner of speaking.

Alien Ant Farm, the alt rock band that can claim a surprisingly long history with the late King of Pop, is on the bill. The group famously recorded a cover of Jackson's "Smooth Criminal", which hit No. 1 on the modern rock charts in 2001.

The band will be performing that song along with a version of MJ's "PYT" at the Michael Forever concert in Cardiff, Wales, on Saturday.

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Shatner/Takei feud continues in new book
September 27th, 2011
12:37 PM ET

Shatner/Takei feud continues in new book

Note to George Takei: Do not read William Shatner's new book.  Or if you do, skip pages 12-13 and 145.  And especially pages 51-59.  They will not make you happy.

Shatner reserves some of his sharpest barbs for his old "Star Trek" co-star in his witty book "Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large." He writes that Takei's been "saying mean things about me for nearly forty years now."

The Shatner/Takei feud heated up three years ago when Takei announced he was marrying his long-time partner, Brad Altman.

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September 22nd, 2011
06:35 PM ET

Anna Nicole's former doc defends Conrad Murray

From one celebrity doctor to another, Anna Nicole Smith's former physician is coming to the defense of Conrad Murray.

Murray, who was treating Michael Jackson and has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in Jackson's death, faces up to four years in prison if found guilty. Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, who was acquitted on charges of illegally providing drugs to the late Smith, says he feels sympathy for Murray.

“I think I do just based on the fact that there isn't a whole lot of medicine that is being talked about here. And it's very unclear about the history of how much he knew about his medical history, and how much he was told about his medical history," Kapoor tells "Showbiz Tonight" in an exclusive interview. "So I think that not knowing a lot of that could, potentially, have put him in a really bad situation. A bad situation where he did the best he could, and, obviously, it did not have a good outcome.”

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