Hollywood Lights

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Posted 9/5/12 at 10:34 AM | CP Blogs

Liberal Hollywood Stars Scheduled to Speak at 2012 Democratic National Convention

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Left to right: Kerry Washington, Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson are all scheduled to speak at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

In a classic show of one-up-manship, the 2012 Democratic National Convention will trump the Republican National Committee's Clint Eastwood guest spot with starlettes Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Kerry Washington.

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Posted 9/4/12 at 10:33 AM | CP Blogs

Rev. Omarosa Mourns the Passing of Fiance Michael Clark Duncan

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Michael Clark Duncan died Monday in Los Angeles leaving behind sad fans and a heatbroken fiancee, reality star turned pastor Omarosa Manigault.

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Posted 8/31/12 at 10:31 AM | CP Blogs

"2016: Obama's America" Producer: God Bless Clint Eastwood

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Gerald Molen, the Oscar award-winning producer of "2016: Obama's America" sang actor/director Clint Eastwood's praises for his Thursday speech at the Republican National Convention.

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Posted 8/30/12 at 12:53 PM | CP Blogs

A Stressed LeAnn Rimes Tweets About Telling "The Good Lord" Her "Sins"

Country singer LeAnn Rimes was entered a rehab facility after celebrating her 30th birthday.

Marcel Pariseau, a spokesman for Rimes, told People magazine "LeAnn has voluntarily entered a 30-day in-patient treatment facility to cope with anxiety and stress."

That stress was reportedly from defending her marriage to actor Eddie Cibrian on Twitter -- a marriage that rose out of adulterous affair.

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Posted 8/29/12 at 1:25 PM | CP Blogs

Producer invites Ann Romney to Officiate a Gay Wedding on TV

Ann Romney, wife of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, was offered a controversial TV role since proclaiming the NBC comedic drama Modern Family as her favorite show.

Modern Family Producer Steve Levitan wants the would-be first lady to officiate the same-sex wedding of the show's gay couple Cameron Tucker and Mitchell Pritchett.

"Thrilled Ann Romney says ModFam (SIC) is her favorite show. We'll offer her the role of officiant at Mitch & Cam's wedding. As soon as it's legal," Levitan tweeted Tuesday morning.

The tweet came as Ann Romney prepared to introduce conservatives gathered at the 2012 Republican National Convention to her husband. Ann Romney's role in the Romney-Ryan presidential campaign thus far has been to show the warm, relatable side of her husband. As a result, she has conducted several light interviews throughout Mitt Romney's campaign.

Monday night Entertainment Tonight aired snippets of an April interview with Ann Romney where she told ET host Nancy O'Dell that her Hollywood crush is Kevin Costner, doughnuts and cookies are her guilty pleasures and her favority show is Modern Family.

Posted 8/16/12 at 11:05 AM | CP Blogs

Celebs Defend Profanity-Laced "Punk Prayer" Preformed Inside Russian Church

Updated 8/17/2012- The three members of Pussy Riot were found guilty of hooliganism and sentenced to two years in prison.

Former Beatle Paul McCartney penned a letter Tuesday to a Russian girl band supporting their decision to perform an anti-government "Punk Prayer" inside a church and emphasized the importance of free speech.

McCartney noted posted on his website stated,

"Dear Nadya, Katya & Masha (SIC),

I'm writing to show my suppport for you at this difficult time. I would like you to know that I very much hope the Russian authorities would support the principle of free speech for all their citizens and not feel that they have to punish you for your protest. Many people in the civilized world are allowed to voice their opinions and as long as they do not hurt anyone in doing so I believe this is the best way forward for all societies. I hope you can stay strong and believe that I and many others like me who believe in free speech will do everything in our power to support you and the idea of artistic freedom.

Wishing you the best of luck,

Paul McCartney"

National Public Radio reported that Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina and Yekaterina Samutsevichirl, members of feminist rock group Pussy Riot, were arrested after they stormed "one of Moscow's main Russian Orthodox cathedrals" in February. Once inside the church, they performed a profanity-laced song both criticizing the Russian Orthodox Church and calling on the Virgin Mary to oust Russian President Vladimir Putin from office. FULL POST

Posted 8/15/12 at 3:42 PM | CP Blogs

"Madea" to Disappear From the Stage

Playwright and Actor Tyler Perry announced on his website that he will take a break from playing Madea, the feisty mama figure who has starred in movies such as "Madea's Family Reunion" and "Madea Goes to Jail," in live stage performances starting mid-November.

"As much as I love to be out on stage and doing a live Madea show, the time has come again for me to take a long break from the stage," He wrote on TylerPerry.com

Perry did not state how long the break would last. However he noted that when he took a break from the Madea character in 2005 it lasted 5 years.

Much like his last hiatus, Perry plans to use the break to work on other projects. "I have some major projects that I'm working on that will require a lot of my time and effort," he said.

A search of the Independent Movie Datebase revealed Perry has already completed production of a movie based on his 2008 play “The Marriage Counselor.” The play will reportedly be released in March 2013 and feature reality star Kim Kardashian and 90's R&B singer Brandy.

The database also showed he may also be releasing another movie entitled “We the Peeples.”

Perry assured fans that he will complete his "Madea Gets a Job" tour before he begins his break. The tour begins next month in Georgia and will end in Wisconsin November 18 according to his tour schedule.

"I did not want to stop this tour until I had hit as many cities as possible," he said.

Posted 8/13/12 at 2:53 PM | CP Blogs

Jada Pinkett-Smith Compares Divorce Rumors to the Testings of Job

Actress Jada Pinkett-Smith told Essence Magazine in an interview that the public scrutiny following her marriage to Rapper-turned-Actor Will Smith is similar to the trials of Biblical figure Job.

"Sometimes God puts things in your way so that you get a real understanding. It's like Job: Let me test your faith in me," she responded.

Rumors have been circulating since last year that the pair who have been married since 1997 were headed for a divorce.

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Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith with their children Jaden and Willow at The Nobel Peace Prize Concert 2009

Will and Jada reportedly have an open marriage where they are allowed to pursue attractions with other people. Will told Reveal magazine in a 2008 interview, "Our perspective is, you don't avoid what's natural and you're going to be attracted to people."

Additionally rumors claimed that they were arguing about parenting their singer/ actor children, Willow and Jaden.

Jada and Will have made many public appearances together on the red carpet and in shops. But the sightings have not silenced the gossip.

When asked if she was bitter, Jada told Essence, "No. Because here's the thing. Think about how blessed I am. Like, that's part of the laws of the universe.

"Put yourself in my shoes for one moment. The magnitude of the blessings that I've been given. Sometimes God puts things in your way so that you get a real understanding. It's like Job: Let me test your faith in me.

"And so for me, it was a really beautiful moment of me being very clear, very, very very clear about everything in my world." FULL POST

Posted 8/10/12 at 11:25 AM | CP Blogs

LIN-Sanity Travels to China

Jeremy Lin, the break-out star from the New York Knicks, plans to lead a four-day basketball camp in China this month according to the AP.

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Lin said he wants to make sports fun in a country where the emphasis tends to be on international dominance. "I want every kid to leave the camp feeling like they had really fun time," he said in a news conference.

This is not the Chinese-American star's first trip to the country. He also visited China last September and played a few games in the city of Guangzhou, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Lin's success as a Christian sports athlete whose talent intially went unnoticed has translated over to China. His international appeal is a likely asset to the NBA and his newest team, the Houston Rockets.

Posted 8/7/12 at 10:40 AM | CP Blogs

Mary Mary's Tina Campbell Gives Birth to a Baby Boy

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Mary Mary arrive at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles Gospel duo Mary Mary arrive at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 12, 2012

Tina Campbell, one half of the gospel duo Mary Mary, gave birth to her son Santana on August 4 according to news and Twitter reports.

The singer's long labor was chronicled on the groups Twitter page.

August 1 sister and Mary Mary group member Erica Cambell announced to Twitter fans that her sister was on the verge of giving birth.

"Hey guys Tina is doing great still pregnant and very ready to have a newest baby!! Still crazy as ever I Love my little sister:)" she tweeted.

Then at 5:58 a.m., August 4 Tina reported that she was in the hospital. "This is Tina I been at this hospital for 3 hrs why won't this baby come out!? This is Santana's big day he need to hurry up!" FULL POST

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