May 19th, 2010
04:43 PM ET

'Idol's' Archuleta turns author

He hasn’t lived a very long time, but that hasn’t stopped David Archuleta from writing his memoir.

“Chords of Strength” goes on sale June 1 and tells the story of the life, thus far, of the season seven “American Idol” runner up.

A press release about the book says that in it, “David shares with readers the amazing journey he went through to prove himself, and what he learned about life and faith along the way.”

“Arch,” as friends and fans call the now 19-year-old, started singing at a young age. At age 11 he appeared on “The Jenny Jones Show” and by 13 he performed on “Star Search.”


May 19th, 2010
04:09 PM ET

Sharon Stone owns up to plastic surgery

Sharon StoneSharon Stone is boldly going where few Hollywood actresses dare to go: she’s owning up to having plastic surgery.

The bombshell actress told More magazine that following her 2004 divorce from San Francisco newspaper editor Phil Bronstein, she felt insecure about her looks.

“Nobody loves me. I’m 103. My life would be better if I had better lips,” she said in the interview. She had something - the name of which she can’t quite remember - pumped into her bottom lip.

How did she feel about it?


May 19th, 2010
03:42 PM ET

Robert Pattinson loses the hair he's known for

Robert Pattinson, renowned for having a nice healthy head of suggestively messy hair, has lopped most of his long locks off.

Pattinson revealed this new look on “Ellen” Wednesday, and told host Ellen DeGeneres the reason for the cut was because he'd had a terrible infestation of nits (lice, to us Americans) and he had to shave it all off.

Oh, ha, just kidding. There’s that Pattinson humor again (need we remind you of the “I hate vaginas” quote?).


Filed under: Celebrities • movies • Robert Pattinson • Twilight
May 19th, 2010
02:58 PM ET

Carrie Bradshaw gets a PC in 'Sex and the City' sequel

There’s a new accessory on the “Sex and the City” block.

When the film’s sequel comes out on May 27th, fans won’t see Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) tinkering on her Mac laptop; she’ll be working on a Hewlett-Packard instead. It looks like HP has outbid Apple, and all of the computers featured will be HP.

That Mac was iconic – it was as familiar as a Manolo Blahnik shoe - and even served as a kicker in the series finale on HBO when her pal Charlotte York-Goldenblatt (Kristin Davis) found it on her bed, when she moved to Paris, a metaphor that she’d truly left her old life behind her. The horror!


May 19th, 2010
02:14 PM ET

From Twitter to TV: "$#*! My Dad Says" on CBS

The (expletive) Justin Halpern’s dad says is hilarious - hilarious enough to warrant more than 1.3 million followers on Twitter, a book and a sitcom that will debut on CBS next season.

Halpern’s bio on his Twitter page says it all: "I'm 29. I live with my 74-year-old dad. He is awesome. I just write down (expletive) that he says."

Halpern’s dad’s poetic and wildly inappropriate quips inspired the sitcom "$#*! My Dad Says" (another title option was "Bleep My Dad Says"), about a struggling writer and his outspoken father, to be played by William Shatner.


Filed under: television
May 19th, 2010
01:26 PM ET

Bret Michaels kept the bandana on in the hospital

In his first television interview since he was rushed to the hospital on April 21 after suffering a brain hemorrhage, Bret Michaels revealed on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” that he kept his trademark bandana on the entire time.

“I said, ‘If I’m going out, I wanna go out rocking,' ” Michaels told Winfrey via satellite from Phoenix, Arizona. “Leave the boots on [and] some form of a bandana…Not that hospital gown." (In one photo Winfrey showed of Michaels in his hospital bed, he was indeed wearing his bandana – he was also topless.)

But perhaps Michaels needed that little fabric square of normalcy; his world had been turned upside down in the blink of an eye, and we’re not just using a cliché here. Michaels was at home with his family when he felt something explode in his head, something that “felt like a pop,” he said. “They call it a thunderclap, and I’ve never instantaneously had a headache like that in my life. It wasn't even a headache, more like a migraine times ten. It exploded instantly and ran from my temple to the back of my skull.”


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