April 29th, 2010
12:59 PM ET

Rielle Hunter: I was helping John Edwards find his 'authentic self'

Despite many people telling her it wasn’t the best idea to sit down with Oprah Winfrey for an interview, Rielle Hunter - politician John Edwards' mistress - decided to do it anyway.

"I feel in my heart it’s the right thing to do," Hunter said Thursday, especially now that "Johnny," as she calls him, has admitted paternity of their daughter, Frances Quinn.

Hunter said she wanted to set the facts straight about who she is, and that while she understands the judgment that has been heaped upon her, she doesn’t see herself as a home wrecker or gold digger, she told Winfrey.


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Filed under: Celebrities • Oprah Winfrey • television
April 29th, 2010
11:47 AM ET

'Real Housewives of ATL' star NeNe denies cheating

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes and her husband are battling back against rumors that she is a cheater.

For weeks blogs have been buzzing that Leakes has been having an affair with NFL player Charles Grant – a charge she strongly denies.

“Greg and I are still together – not separated or divorced,” Leakes said in a statement released to CNN. “I have not left my husband for NFL player Charles Grant, and I don’t know how those rumors started.”


April 29th, 2010
11:18 AM ET

Shakira in Arizona to protest new immigration law

Two popular singers are in Arizona on Thursday to voice their opposition to the state's tough new immigration law.

Grammy Award-winning Colombian singer Shakira will meet with Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon at City Hall in the evening. Gordon has called the law unconstitutional and has said he may sue on behalf of the city to stop the law from taking effect.

Legendary singer-songwriter Linda Ronstadt will attend a rally that organizers say will draw thousands. Ronstadt grew up in a Mexican-American family in Tucson.

The new law requires police to determine whether a person is in the United States legally. It also requires immigrants to carry their alien registration documents at all times and requires police to question people if there is reason to suspect they're in the United States illegally.

Critics say the law will foster racial profiling.

Editor's Note: Grammy Award winner, singer, songwriter and philanthropist Shakira is heading to Phoenix , Arizona, to lend a voice in the immigration debate. Tonight she talks to Anderson Cooper about what she hopes to accomplish. Watch “AC360,” tonight at 10 ET on CNN.

Filed under: Celebrities
April 29th, 2010
09:48 AM ET

Katie Holmes to portray Jackie Kennedy

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“The Kennedys” are coming to the History Channel.

According to an announcement made by the channel, the eight-hour scripted mini-series based on the Kennedy family will star Greg Kinnear as President John F. Kennedy, Canadian actor Barry Pepper as his brother Attorney General Robert Kennedy, Tom Wilkinson as their father Ambassador Joe Kennedy, Sr., and Katie Holmes as First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

The mini-series, set to premiere in 2011, marks the cable network's first scripted project.

Filed under: Celebrities • movies
April 29th, 2010
09:33 AM ET

'Top Chef Masters' recap: The final two champions

Fruit plates. Comfort food. The cast of the hit show “Modern Family.” And an interview with one of this week's chefs, Jody Adams - James Beard Award-winning owner of Boston’s Rialto Restaurant!

This week's recap of "Top Chef Masters" is piping hot and ready to be served. And this week, “sheperd’s pie” is spelled correctly.

It’s week four of the second season, and this is the final episode before the “Champion’s Round.” Two more chefs will be chosen to move on, and three will pack their knives and return to their fabulously successful culinary careers. FULL POST

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