April 14, 2016 |
Affleck commits to Africa "I felt like I was always chasing the next job, singing for my supper," Ben Affleck , 43, says in Glamour's May issue. "I didn't feel like I had anything that I could point to and say - and I know this is a cliché - 'I gave back; here are the footprints I left in the sand.' " He found a worthy cause during a 2007 fact-finding journey through war-torn regions of Africa, including Eastern Congo. "What I saw was people trying to work and keep their families upright after the child soldiers and the sexual violence," says Affleck, founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative, which helps former child soldiers and women subjected to systematic rape.
March 30, 2016 |
Diddy to open a school Sean "Diddy" Combs doesn't seem to do anything in half-measures. When the Harlem-born hip-hop artist-producer and entrepreneur decided to give something back to his hometown, he wasn't talking about distributing a dozen free sneakers or donating a couple of computers to the local school. No, Diddy is donating an entire school. Diddy, 46, has announced that this fall, he will open the Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School. Set to serve grades 6 and 7 in its first year, the school will expand a grade a year until it's a 6-12 school.
August 30, 2015 |
Lea Michele: Love after Cory Glee star Lea Michele says it has taken her a great deal of effort to be able to date again after the death of her costar and bf, Cory Monteith . She finally has found a partner in model Matthew Paetz . "I wanted to make sure that I was OK with me, feeling strong and feeling happy on my own," Michele tells Flare mag. "I wanted to make sure that I was a whole person again and that no one was coming into...
July 14, 2014 |
THE PHILADELPHIA Medical Examiner's Office said yesterday that the sudden death of a young Los Angeles nightclub entrepreneur Thursday at a Center City hotel remains unclear pending further investigation. Matt Bendik, 31, who was dating "Glee" actress Becca Tobin, was found unconscious inside his room Thursday by a maid at the Hotel Monaco, on Chestnut Street near 5th in Center City, according to police and published reports. "The autopsy did not immediately establish a clear cause of death," Department of Public Health spokesman Jeff Moran said in a statement.
July 6, 2014 |
There's a Glee -focused twerp out there who likes to hack into Facebook pages of Glee stars and cause havoc. Friday morning, Lea Michele seemingly announced she was with child . . . but later, her rep said no, she's unpreg, she got hacked. Thursday it was Chris Colfer 's turn, with his Facebook page telling the world he was fired from Glee for personal reasons. Lies. Overeating on the Fourth A SideShow belch goes out to Joey "Jaws" Chestnut , winner of the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island.
June 15, 2014 |
Lea Michele's new beau? Nearly a year after the death of her love, Cory Monteith , Lea Michele seems ready to test the roiling waters of romance. People mag says the 27-year-old Glee star has been seeing, on the quiet, an aspiring model-actor named Matthew Paetz whom she met in April on the set of her music vid for "On My Way. " TMZ says there are rumors that Paetz has worked, albeit under a different name, as an escort for Cowboys4Angels, whose website describes him as a "life coach" and "massage therapist.
January 9, 2014 |
KACIE McDONNELL , the hot "Good Day Philadelphia" traffic reporter, may not be the only camera-ready member of the McDonnell clan. McDonnell's 15-year-old sister, Isabelle , recently released her first song, "Clarity," on YouTube. To hear her sing, go to ph.ly/clarity . McDonnell, a sophomore at BVM High School in Pottsville, counts Adele , Ellie Goulding and Bruce Springsteen as influences. The song, recorded in Baltimore over the summer, is the younger McDonnell's only release so far, but she hopes to record again sometime this year.
December 14, 2013 |
Americana dominates Globes Two quintessentially American tales, 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle , picked up a leading seven Golden Globe noms each on Thursday, including best director and best picture . Heralded as one of the most unflinching accounts of slavery, director Steve McQueen 's 12 Years a Slave also picked up noms for best actor ( Chiwetel Ejiofor ) and supporting actors ( Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o )
October 12, 2013 |
In a rare interview about her late boyfriend and Glee costar, Lea Michele says she not only misses Cory Monteith the man, but also the character he played on the TV musical. "I feel like, for me personally, I've lost two people: Cory and Finn," Lea, 27, tells TV Week Australia. "There was no greater man than Cory. " Monteith, who was 31 when he died of a drug overdose in July, was set to be memorialized on Glee on Thursday night. Titled "The Quarterback," the tribute episode took an emotional toll on Lea, but she says she has no plans to leave Glee . "Everyone is asking: 'Is it hard to do this?
August 14, 2013 |
She has a best-actress Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook , but Jennifer Lawrence sings the success blues in the September issue of Vogue, out next Tuesday. "I'm just really starting to feel like a monkey in a zoo," complains Jen, who turns 23 Thursday. And don't go telling her, Aww, too bad, everybody should have your problem . "I am just not OK with it," she says. "It's as simple as that. I am just a normal girl and a human being. " Well, maybe, but she's been expecting fame since she was a kid in Kentucky.