May 17th, 2010
06:32 PM ET

Dishing the dirt with the stars of ABC and Disney!

If you have to spend your weekend working, what better way to spend it than with actors on hit ABC and Disney shows. I dished the dirt all day long with more than 30 cast members of various television shows and movies.

It was a lot to digest, and since I love to write in bullet points I'll give you the cliff notes version: FULL POST

May 17th, 2010
05:55 PM ET

Hugh Hefner's confession

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It's not often you get to visit the Playboy Mansion when it's virtually empty. But that's exactly what happened to me recently. I got a chance to sit with Hugh Hefner and Oscar winning filmmaker Brigitte Berman in the library. We chatted about their upcoming documentary "Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist, and Rebel."

Hefner couldn't wait to dive into the conversation and talk about his life, his new leading lady, morality, his crusade for racial equality, his desire for more sexual freedom in society and why he let documentarian Brigitte Berman live in his mansion in order to shoot her film. FULL POST

May 17th, 2010
05:31 PM ET

Chris Daughtry is expecting twins

Chris Daughtry and his wife Deanna announced that they are expecting twins. The babies are due to join the “Idol" star's growing family in November. Daughtry also has a step-daughter Hannah and adopted son Griffin.

"Deanna and I are overjoyed about this double blessing," Daughtry wrote on his Web site. "Thank you for your expressions of love and support and for respecting for our privacy during this special time."

According to his site, the twins were conceived using in-vitro fertilization and a gestational surrogate due to Deanna’s partial hysterectomy in 2006.

Filed under: television
May 17th, 2010
04:24 PM ET

Will Smith on marriage: There has to be a vision

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith are the type of people who can bring about equal amounts of awe and disbelief as they maintain their careers and their marriage while raising kids all in the same spotlight.

Part of the answer to their success is their marriage-business plan, Will explained to Oprah Winfrey on Monday's show.

“If you don’t have a goal, if you don’t have a purpose for your relationship, you can get lost in the murk of the journey,” the actor said. "There has to be a vision. Why are we together? An answer for why two spirits would join together and travel this perilous journey of life together. 'You’re fine, you can cook, you can keep the house together' - that’s not enough. There’s so much more you have to be dedicated to."


Filed under: Celebrities • movies • television
May 17th, 2010
02:57 PM ET

Blanchett: I can take my husband's criticism

Cate Blanchett in W magazine“I’m so misunderstood!”

We hear this often from thespians of all kinds, but Cate Blanchett let it slip during an interview with W magazine in a way that proved she doesn't take her public perception too seriously.

“Some people get you and some people don’t, and to spend your life trying to make people understand how deep and complex and varied you are — I think that way lies madness," Blanchett said.


Filed under: Celebrities • movies
May 17th, 2010
01:59 PM ET

Woody Allen: Roman Polanski has paid for what he’s done

Woody Allen raised eyebrows at Cannes over the weekend when he offered words of support for another internationally known filmmaker, Roman Polanski.

“It’s something that happened many years ago," Allen said of Polanski’s sex scandal during an interview with French radio station RTL, according to the L.A. Times. "He has suffered, he has not been allowed to go to the United States. He was embarrassed by the whole thing."

Polanski pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977, but fled to Europe before he was sentenced. He’s now fighting extradition from Switzerland to the United States.


Filed under: Cannes Film Festival 2010 • Celebrities • movies
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