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Saturday
Aug292015

Rob Kardashian Pokes Fun at His Weight

ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Rob Kardashian hasn't been in the public eye for quite some time. On Keeping Up with the Kardashians, cameras documented how the reality star struggled with depression and later weight gain, reportedly packing on over 100 pounds.

But now Kardashian's back in the gym, and recently joked about his reported ongoing efforts to shed a few extra pounds. "Started right here with these milkshakes hahaha," he wrote on Instagram, next to a throwback Thursday photo of him enjoying desert.

Rob's sister, Kim, also bragged about his workout efforts. Earlier this week, she tweeted, "Rise & Grind! Workout time!!!!! With @robkardashian." Earlier in the month, the siblings went on what Kim called "the hardest hike ever" together. 

Kardashian's trainer, Gunnar Peterson, told People magazine earlier in the week that Rob's been hitting the gym hard. "Rob is always in! He's slammed schedule-wise and still makes this work," Gunnar said. "Never worry about Rob."

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Saturday
Aug292015

Snooki Explains Why She's Not Wearing Her Wedding Rings Amid Ashley Madison Scandal

ABC(NEW YORK) -- Attention is turning to Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, after her husband was accused of possibly having an Ashley Madison account.  Observers have noticed that she hasn't been wearing her wedding rings. But the outspoken reality star made sure to clear things up right away.

"FYI I don't wear my wedding rings because they're too big and I need to resize them so I won't lose them," she tweeted. "I'm still happily married." 

Us Weekly reported earlier this week that Snooki's husband, Jionni LaValle may have had an account on the website that helps people cheat on their spouses. An email address for LaValle reportedly matches one that belonged to a member. 

Of that report, Snooki tweeted, "There's no proof because it's false. The other couple on the other hand..."

Who knows if Snooki was referring to Josh Taekman, the husband of Real Housewives of New York star Kristen Taekman, who admitted to using the site or Josh Duggar, who revealed he had an addiction to porn and entered a treatment facility after his name was linked to the site.

While she was at it, Snooki also cleared up an In Touch Weekly report that claimed the reason why the reality star would never leave her husband is because "they never signed a pre-nup."

"But we have a pre nup. Can we try to at least print one factual article about my husband and I? Where do u get ur info," she wrote.

Snooki and LaValle were married last year and have two young children, Lorenzo and Giovanna.

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Friday
Aug282015

Jessica Biel Reveals the Most 'Magical' Thing About Being a New Mom 

Ray Mickshaw/FOX(LOS ANGELES) -- It's been four months since Jessica Biel gave birth to Silas, her son with husband, Justin Timberlake. So what's her favorite part about caring for her newborn?

"Probably the moment he wakes up from a nap," Biel tells E! News. "He's sort of looking around and you sort of creep up and look over the crib and he looks up and he goes [sigh]. Just a gummy mouth, no teeth, just a big smile, happy that you're alive and you're just looking at him. That's probably the most magical."

"But you quickly move on from it because there is a dirty diaper in your palm," she adds.

Biel and Timberlake were married in 2012 and welcomed Silas last April.

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Friday
Aug282015

Courteney Cox: 'I Can't Imagine' Ed Sheeran Won't Perform at My Wedding

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- Ed Sheeran is the one who introduced actress Courteney Cox to her fiance, Johnny McDaid of the band Snow Patrol.  So it's no wonder that the Friends star fully expects Ed to entertain guests at their upcoming wedding.

Speaking to the British tabloid The Sun, Courtney says, "We are certainly grateful to Ed for introducing us. I can’t imagine him not playing something at the wedding. It’ll be a musical night.”

So how did Ed hook Courtney up with Johnny?  Well, he lived in Courteney's pool house while he was making his album, X, and Johnny was one of his collaborators on the project, co-writing several tracks, including the hit "Photograph."

Johnny's band Snow Patrol is best known for their 2006 hit "Chasing Cars," which blew up after it was featured on Grey's Anatomy.

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Friday
Aug282015

Miley Cyrus Says She’s Pansexual; Not in a Relationship 

Dana Edelson/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Ever since Miley Cyrus started opening up about her fluid sexuality, there’s been a lot of talk about whom she’s dating. In particular, people have been speculating that she’s in a relationship with Victoria’s Secret model Stella Maxwell.  But in a new cover story with Elle U.K., Miley says she’s not tied down to anyone at the moment.

“I’m very open about it -- I’m pansexual,” she says. “But I’m not in a relationship. I’m 22, I’m going on dates, but I change my style every two weeks, let alone who I’m with.”

We'll save you the trouble of Googling “pansexual”: It describes someone who’s attracted to people of any sex or gender identity.

Miley also tells the mag she set up The Happy Hippie Foundation as a way of using her fame for good.  “I was kind of embarrassed that I got paid money to shake my a** in a teddy bear costume,” she says, adding, “I should not be worth the amount I am while people live on the streets.”

See what else Miley decides to shake when she hosts 2015 MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday night.

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Friday
Aug282015

Julianne Hough Says Her Wedding Proposal Was 'Magical and Sweet'

ABC/Adam Taylor(NEW YORK) -- Earlier this month Julianne Hough announced she's engaged to her boyfriend, pro hockey player Brooks Laich. And after a short self-imposed social media break, the Dancing with the Starsjudge hasnow revealed how Laich popped the question, writing on her blog that it was "magical and sweet."

"We were at home, romantic and relaxed, which is perfectly very 'us,'" she continues. "We stood on the deck, watching the sun set over the lake and listening to our favorite songs. Not even for a second did I expect that beautiful, serene scene was about to become one of the most meaningful moments of our lives."

Hough said she was surprised when Laich actually proposed. "In fact, I was so taken aback when Brooks got down on one knee I completely blacked out! It was like a rush of heat and a wave of uncontrollable emotion swept right through my body," she describes. "I didn’t have any words at first (me! no words!). All I could do was explode into his arms and experience pure joy from head to toe."

Since putting her engagement ring on her finger, Hough said her relationship has changed. "It’s crazy! I have to say, being engaged actually does feel different. There is a sense of strength in us, a feeling of being further grounded but most of all, it just makes me really giddy!"

"Getting engaged has been about much more than the engagement itself," she writes. "The rush of love from friends and family, plus the support from all of you has been overwhelming. The love being poured into this next step of our relationship is incredible, and I’m so very grateful."

The Dancing with the Stars judge has been dating Laich, who plays for the Washington Capitals, since last December. They were set up by a mutual friend, actor Teddy Sears.

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Friday
Aug282015

Chaka Khan Confirmed for "Dancing with the Stars"

ABC(NEW YORK) -- The reports were true: Grammy Award-winning singer Chaka Khan will be among the celebs competing for the Mirrorball Trophy on season 21 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.

The singer announced the news via a brief video posted on the show's official Twitter account. Chaka tells her fans to "look out for me this season."

The "I'm Every Woman" singer will compete against Spy Kids actress Alexa PenaVega and her husband, musician Carlos PenaVega, Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, Bindi Irwin, daughter of late Crocodile Hunter star Steve Irwin, jockey Victor Espinoza, and 15-year-old online star Hayes Grier.

The rest of the cast will be revealed September 2 on ABC's Good Morning America

Season 21 of Dancing with the Stars premieres Sept. 14, at 8 p.m. Eastern on ABC.

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Friday
Aug282015

"Dancing with the Stars" Season 21: Alexa and Carlos PenaVega Join Celebrity Cast

ABC(NEW YORK) -- The Dancing with the Stars cast is growing.

Alexa PenaVega and her husband Carlos PenaVega have signed on for the 21st season of the dancing competition, he announced on Instagram.

"Beyond excited that @vegaalexa and I are going to be competing this season on #season21 @dancingabc," he wrote. "Spending 24 hours at @disneyland #disneyland60 to celebrate!!!"

The Spy Kids actress, 27, and the singer, 26, were married in January 2014 after a four-month engagement. They will be competing against one another, as well as Bindi Irwin, Victor Espinoza, Nick Carter and Hayes Grier.

The Big Time Rush musician may have an edge -- he'll likely be getting advice from his former bandmate James Maslow, who placed fourth in season 18 of the ABC show. 

Dancing with the Stars returns to ABC on September 14.

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Friday
Aug282015

Nicki Minaj Opening Sunday's MTV VMAs Telecast

ABC/Ida Mae Astute(LOS ANGELES) -- Here's proof Nicki Minaj no longer holds a grudge against the MTV Video Music Awards: she's opening the 2015 edition of the show this Sunday night.

Nicki let the cat out of the bag on Thursday, when she posted on her Instagram a photo of a sonogram of a Moonman statue. The picture no longer appears on her page, but MTV later confirmed the news.

You may recall, after this year's nominees were announced, Nicki complained her hit "Anaconda" was excluded from the Video of the Year category, and that her collaboration with Beyoncé, "Feeling Myself," was snubbed entirely. She tweeted, "If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year."

Taylor Swift took the comments personally, chimed in on Twitter, and it led to a tense yet brief exchange that ended when Taylor apologized.

It'll be interesting to see if Nicki crosses paths at Sunday's VMAs with host Miley Cyrus, who touched upon the spat in an interview with The New York Times. She said of Nicki, "If you do things with an open heart and you come at things with love, you would be heard and I would respect your statement. But I don’t respect your statement because of the anger that came with it.

"And it’s not anger like, 'Guys, I’m frustrated about some things that are a bigger issue,'" Miley continued. "You made it about you. Not to sound like a b****, but that’s like, 'Eh, I didn’t get my VMA.'"

Miley further argued, "You don’t have to start this pop-star-against-pop-star war. It became Nicki Minaj and Taylor in a fight, so now the story isn’t even on what you wanted it to be about."

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Friday
Aug282015

Kim Kardashian West's Fertility Problems Took 'Fun Out of' Getting Pregnant

Peter Kramer/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- Kim Kardashian West is pregnant with her second child, but she reveals in the September edition of Cmagazine that the numerous complications she experienced this time around took "the fun out of" getting pregnant.

"I had this condition called placenta accreta," Kardashian West, 34, tells the lifestyle magazine. "There were a couple of little operations to fix all that, so that created a little hole in my uterus, which I think made it really tough to get pregnant again."

"It was a long road. I would go to the doctor in Beverly Hills every day at five in the morning to get tested to see if I was ovulating," she recalls. "I was trying everything: I did acupuncture and got a nutritionist to eat healthier, thinking that was an issue."

Adds Kim, "It takes the fun out of it. I’m like, 'I’m ovulating, get home now!' He’d be like, 'Wait, I’m in the studio.'”

Although the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star and her husband, rapper Kanye West, 38, were ultimately successful in conceiving a second child, their dream of having a third may be in jeopardy.

"They think I’ll have placenta accreta again, so if the placenta grows a little bit deeper than it did last time, then they are prepared to have my uterus removed, which is a little scary for me," she notes. "I think we’re just gonna go day by day, see how overwhelming it is, and see how the delivery goes."

Something else that's different this time around are Kim's fashion choices, which came under fire the last time she was pregnant. She reveals, "For this pregnancy, I’m definitely more simple. I figured out a formula of what works."

"And I also feel lucky that as of right now, I don’t feel like I’m gonna get preeclampsia again, which last time [contributed to] not only the weight, but also the swelling that everyone would make fun of, not understanding that I had this condition," Kim explains.

Kim announced on Instagram back in June that she and Kanye are expecting a baby boy in December. Their daughter North turned 2 years old this past June.

Keeping Up with the Kardashians returns September 20 on E!

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