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Monday
Sep012014

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg Are Married

Charles Sykes/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg are husband and wife!

The couple were married Sunday, McCarthy's rep told ABC News.

Wahlberg, 45, proposed to McCarthy, 41, this past April, with a 10-carat yellow sapphire ring. Her son, Evan, helped his new step-father pop the question, which made the moment even more special for the former View host.

"Of course I said, 'Yes,'" she said of the proposal, adding, "In that moment, Evan yelled, 'I have another dad!' and it made all of us cry."

Wedding planning came next, and McCarthy knew exactly how she wanted to look on her big day.

"It's my second wedding and with me being older, I don't want to look like a virgin bride," she said. "I want to look classy and elegant and age appropriate."

This is the second marriage for both.


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Monday
Sep012014

Hackers Post Alleged Naked Pics of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Other Celebs

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and supermodel Kate Upton are among dozens of celebrity women who had risque photos allegedly of them leaked by an online bulletin board in an apparent hacking campaign.

According to the apparent leaker, the photos were obtained through the celebrities' cloud accounts.

The photos showed the A-listers in various states of undress.

"This is a flagrant violation of privacy," a spokesperson for Lawrence told ABC News. "The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence."

Upton's attorney, Lawrence Shire, echoed those sentiments.

"This is obviously an outrageous violation of our client, Kate Upton's, privacy," he said. "We intend to pursue anyone disseminating or duplicating these illegally obtained images to the fullest extent possible."

Meantime, a representative for Ariana Grande called her allegedly leaked photos "completely fake."

Singer Victoria Justice did the same via Twitter, writing "These so called nudes of me are FAKE people. Let me nip this in the bud right now. *pun intended*"

Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead said she had deleted the photos later posted of her, saying on Twitter, "To those of you looking at photos I took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, hope you feel great about yourselves. Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked."

"Even if you have deleted those photos from your phone, often times they've already been uploaded into the cloud," said Clifford Neuman, the director of the USC Center for Computer System Security. "When you deleted them from the phone, they continue to exist."

Representatives for other celebrities who allegedly were hacked didn't immediately return calls for comment.

Hacking of celebrities' personal accounts has happened before. In a separate case in 2012, a Florida man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to hacking into email accounts and stealing compromising photos of celebrities, including Scarlet Johansson, Mila Kunis and Christina Aguilera.


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Monday
Sep012014

Jessa Duggar Is 'Super Excited' About Having Children

TLC(NEW YORK) -- Jessa Duggar and her fiancé Ben Seewald have already begun planning their wedding.

They've also started talking about having children too.

"Whatever God's plan is, we’d be good with that!" Duggar told ABC News, when asked how many babies they'd like to have. "It's probably not possible for me to have 19 kids naturally, but we might adopt and get up to that number."

Duggar, 21, recently announced that she and Seewald, 19, hoped to be wed before the year was out. The planning will be featured on her family's reality TV show, 19 Kids & Counting, which premieres Sept. 2 on TLC, as well the baby talk -- not that they're letting it get to them just yet.

"We both love kids," she said. "We'll play it by wear as we go along. We’ll see how it goes!"


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Monday
Sep012014

Boy Band Heartthrobs Jordan Knight and Nick Carter to Drop Album Tuesday

Charles Sykes/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- Jordan Knight and Nick Carter made hearts flutter when they both appeared in two of the biggest boy bands of all-time.

They hope they can do it again by working together.

They're calling themselves Nick & Knight, and will release an album Tuesday, along with the video for their first single, "One More Time."

The pair announced their partnership on Good Morning America in April.

Knight was part of the New Kids on the Block and Carter belonged to the Backstreet Boys. After their time with their respective bands, Carter and Knight each pursued successful solo careers.

The 44-year-old Knight, who is married with two children, says he might sneak in a song from Prince into the upcoming stage show. Carter may do a version of Lenny Kravitz's "Are You Gonna Go My Way."

For Carter, 34, it's part of a personal and professional reboot that started with his marriage this year to 31-year-old actress Lauren Kitt. Viewers will get an up-close look at Carter and Kitt's relationship in the upcoming reality TV show, I Heart Nick Carter.

Carter and Knight's 37-city tour will start in Nashville later this month. Their shows will feature songs from their new album plus plenty of their respective bands' biggest hits.


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Monday
Sep012014

Jordin Sparks: I Can't Wait to Be Mrs. Jason Derulo

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images via ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Jordin Sparks is a Grammy-nominated singer and actress, but she is also a big football fan -- an Arizona Cardinals fan to be exact.

"I was born into a football family," Sparks told ABC News, adding that her father played pro ball in the NFL for the Giants and Cowboys. "This is not just a guy's sport. Women can have fun and love watching too."

With that in mind, Sparks, 24, was just recently named NFL Women's Apparel Brand Ambassador and couldn't be more excited about the honor.

"I love the sport, you don't have to twist my arm," she told the NFL when they asked her to take part. "Sports is something that me and my family always bond over. We get together and watch the games and nana [her grandmother] will make Sunday lunch. We'll eat and watch the games."

So, Sparks loves football and the Cardinals -- that's decided. The one thing she can't decide on is what name to put on the back of her customizable NFL jersey.

"I'll probably be putting either Sparks or Derulo on the back of my jersey," she said, possibly opting to put her boyfriend Jason Derulo's last name on the jersey. "I haven't decided yet."

And a jersey is exactly what Sparks is comfortable in the most.

"My style has always been more tom boyish," she said. "I've always been comfortable wearing sweatpants and sneakers, that's always a go to."

She continued, "Since American Idol happened and getting into this crazy world, all the glamor and stuff, I've definitely gotten to explore more fashion. I don't really have a stylist right now, so everything you see on the carpet has been me finding them or finding the dress, or reaching out to see if I can borrow a dress. It's been fun."

For example, last weekend at the MTV VMAs, "I loved my outfit, it looked great and Jason was my best accessory because we matched. But the whole time, I could not stop thinking how much I wanted to be in sweats and socks!"


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Sunday
Aug312014

Joan Rivers' Family Keeping 'Our Fingers Crossed'

Virginia Sherwood/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Joan Rivers has been unconscious since her arrival three days ago at a New York City hospital, but her daughter expressed hope on Sunday that the 81-year-old comedian will recover from her illness.

"Thank you for your continued love and support," Melissa Rivers said in a statement on Sunday. "We are keeping our fingers crossed."

Her mother arrived at Mount Sinai Hospital Thursday after an emergency call that she was in cardiac arrest at an Upper East Side clinic, Yorkville Endoscopy, sources said.

Doctors are intentionally keeping her sedated and under close supervision until they're more comfortable with her condition, which remains "serious."


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Sunday
Aug312014

"Guardians of the Galaxy" is Highest Grossing Movie of the Year

Buena Vista(LOS ANGELES) -- Guardians of the Galaxy has become the highest grossing movie of the year.

The action film kept the number one spot at the box office this weekend earning $16.3 million, bringing its total worldwide gross to $547.7 million.

The film, which was released Aug. 1, stars Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana.

Here are the weekend's top ten films according to boxofficemojo.com:

1. Guardians of the Galaxy: $16.3 million
2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: $11.8 million
3. If I Stay: $9.3 million
4. As Above/So Below: $8.3 million
5. Let's Be Cops: $8.2 million
6. The November Man: $7.6 million
7. When the Game Stands Tall: $5.7 million 
8. The Giver: $5.3 million
9. The Hundred-Foot Journey: $4.6 million  
10. The Expendables 3: $3.5 million


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Sunday
Aug312014

Gabrielle Union Marries NBA Star Dwyane Wade

Christopher Polk/Getty Images for ESPY(MIAMI) -- Dwyane Wade may be an NBA champion, but the basketball star's biggest accomplishment yet may be tying the knot with the love of his life Gabrielle Union.

The Miami Heat icon, 32, and the actress, 41, were wed on Saturday night in Miami, according to People magazine.

Wade proposed to his muse last December by involving two of his sons -- Zaire and Zion -- and the nephew he's been raising.

"I was completely surprised. Him and the boys planned it completely, as a family," Union told Live with Kelly and Michael in January. "We were just gonna spend the day together, having a little quality time, went to brunch, I'm clueless."

After the brunch in December, Union said, they went to visit their home, which was under construction at the time. The boys told the actress they had something to show her.

"Me and [Dwyane] turn around and they're like, 'OK, now!' And they're holding signs that say, '... Will you marry us?'" But the thing is, they ask me all the time, so I was like, 'Oh, this is embarrassing! Now they've made signs!'" she said. "I turn to D like, 'Here we go!' and he's down on one knee."

And by saying "I do" this weekend, the rest is history!


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Saturday
Aug302014

Why Jessa Duggar Wants to Plan Out Her First Kiss With Ben Seewald

TLC(NEW YORK) -- Like her sister Jill, Jessa Duggar is waiting for her wedding to have her first kiss with her fiancé.

To say they're excited would be an understatement.

"We're really looking forward to the first kiss!" she told ABC News. "We're talking about it -- what if we miss or mess up? We're gonna have to plan this out or something!"

Duggar, 21, announced her engagement to Ben Seewald, 19, earlier this month. It will be documented on 19 Kids & Counting, her family's reality TV show, which premieres on Sept. 2 at 9/8 p.m. CT on TLC. Fans will also get to see Duggar plan her wedding, which she promises will differ from her Jill's nuptials this past June. 

"The guest list is pretty big, but not as big as my sisters" she said. "My list is a little smaller [than Jill's was], but then Ben's guest list is bigger Derick's. It will be another Duggar-sized wedding!"

The reality TV star said that she and her future husband hope to tie the knot this fall or winter. They've already begun thinking about their color scheme (no, nothing has been chosen yet) and who they'd like to tap to be their bridesmaids and groomsmen (yes, their families will be involved).

However, both Duggar and Seewald are focused on making sure that their wedding is cost efficient and are considering re-using Jill's decorations and flower girl dresses.

"We're gonna go really simple with a lot of our food and even flowers and that type of stuff. People spend so much on flowers, it’s outrageous!" Duggar said. "I'll go to the grocery and buy flowers! I don't know how many flowers we'll have in nature if it's cold outside but I was like, 'How about we just go pick [some]?'"

"We want to have a nice wedding that everyone will enjoy but at the same time, we'd like to push our budget more toward our honeymoon because that’s our time together," added Seewald, who said that TLC will also document some of their getaway. "That’s our first few weeks together."


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Saturday
Aug302014

"Sister Wives" Star Wins Case Against Polygamy Ban

TLC(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Kody Brown, 44, and his four sister wives -- Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn -- can now have a legal marriage in their home state of Utah.

"It is with a great pleasure this evening that I can announce the final decision of United States District Court Judge Clarke Waddoups on the last remaining count in the Sister Wives case," Brown's attorney, Jonathan Turley, said on his blog.

The Browns, stars of the show Sister Wives, had been embroiled in a polygamy law case that had forced them away from their home. Turley said Waddoups had previously struck down "key portions" of the Utah polygamy law as unconstitutional, but that one item, Section 1883, remained.

"He has now ruled for the Browns in what is now a clear sweep on all counts," he wrote about the section "that state officials (notably prosecutor Jeffrey R. Buhman) violated the constitutional rights of the Brown family in years of criminal investigation and public accusations."

"With the earlier decision, families like the Browns can now be both plural and legal in the state of Utah," he added. "The court specifically struck down language criminalizing cohabitation -- the provision that is used to prosecute polygamists. ... Judge Waddoups reaffirmed the independence of our courts and stood against open prejudice and hostility toward plural families."

After the win was announced, Brown gave his lawyer a statement to post that read, "While we know that many people do not approve of plural families, it is our family and based on our religious beliefs. Just as we respect the personal and religious choices of other families, we hope that in time all of our neighbors and fellow citizens will come to respect our own choices as part of this wonderful country of different faiths and beliefs."

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes told ABC News via a statement his office is determining whether to appeal the ruling.

"The attorney general's office is currently reviewing Judge Waddoups' ruling of Brown v. Herbert and will make final determination of whether or not to appeal one or more of the issues in the decision within the coming weeks," the statement read. "It is important to legally assess the ruling's scope and how it will impact future litigation."


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