Huffington Post political analyst Howard Fineman recently told MSNBC the Dems are serious about Judd. "They want her. I know they want her," he said. "The money people in Kentucky want Ashley Judd."
Judd told The Tennessean during the summer that she had not been approached to run in the election just past, and she wouldn't have accepted such an offer.
Ariel Winter not abused, says mother Chris Workman
has responded to allegations that she beat her 14-year-old daughter, up-and-coming Modern Family
starlet Ariel Winter
"It's all untrue," Workman tells People mag.
In court papers filed last month, Ariel claims her mom subjected her to "ongoing physical abuse (slapping, hitting, pushing) and emotional abuse . . . for an extended period of time."
Ariel was promptly removed from her home and placed with her sister, former One Life to Live actor Shanelle Gray. Gray has filed to be named Ariel's legal guardian.
Meanwhile, the National Enquirer says Ariel fell out with her parents because they don't approve of her beau, 17-year-old A.N.T. Farm hunk Cameron Palatas. The tabloid claims Ariel wants legal emancipation.
So much happiness for Sara Ramirez
In a shocking admission about the effects of a wedding on the human psyche, Sara Ramirez
freely says her recent nuptials have made her a happy woman. "I have a very romantic outlook on life right now," the Grey's Anatomy
star tells Latina mag. "I'm really happy and I'm focusing on the light and the love all around."
Sara, 37, wed business analyst Ryan Debolt on Independence Day.
"We had a very intimate ceremony with friends and family and there was so much love in that space, I can't even tell you," she says.
Marriage was even more special, she says, because her life experiences had convinced her that "I would be one of those gals that never got married."
Wedding, schmedding. Don't sweat it Miley Cyrus
is decidedly more nonchalant about the whole wedding thing. The country-pop megastar, who during the summer became engaged to Liam Hemsworth
, said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
on Thursday she's not going to sweat the details.
"I don't care what color the napkins are, to be honest. I really don't care," Cyrus, 19, tells DeGeneres. "Because I didn't really realize until I got a wedding planning book what you have to decide on."
The wedding-planning ritual doesn't impress her. "It's a lot of weird detail," Cyrus said. "I don't want to be doing too much and be crazy and forget about the moment of it all." ( Moment? She means meaning, right?)
When's the happy day? No idea, but it won't be this winter: Miley's too busy finshing up her next album and planning another world tour.
Tidbits 'n' pieces
Teen singer and model Diamond White
-eliminated Wednesday from The X Factor
. "We believe we made a mistake" by cutting her, Simon Cowell
told the audience. This means the Top 12 is now a baker's dozen. . . . Daniel Day-Lewis
, 55, on Wednesday won the BAFTA Britannia Award for Excellence in Film. His turn as Abraham Lincoln
has leading EntNews prognostigators prognosticating that he's a lock for the Oscars.
Name change for Michael Jackson's bro Jermaine Jackson
, whose last name marks him as a member of one of the most famous families in pop culture history, is doing away with the moniker. He's filed legal papers to change the name to Jermaine Jacksun
for "artistic reasons." JJ's friend, Steve Dennis
, tells the Associated Press, "Phonetically, it changes nothing."
Chef Jose Garces signs
Chef Jose Garces
will sign copies of his new book, The Latin Road Home
, at the Verizon Wireless store at 11th and Market Streets Friday from 12:45 to 1:15 p.m.
'Red' stays atop album charts Taylor Swift
's new LP, Red
, stays atop the Billboard album charts for a second week, selling 344,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Red
debuted last week with sales of 1.2 mil, the biggest first-week sales in 10 years.
Rapper Meek Mill's Dreams & Nightmares debuted at No. 2 with 165,000, while Rod Stewart's Merry Christmas, Baby sold 88,000 in its first week to take the No. 3 spot.
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