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Book Review: Bought by Anna David

The oldest profession gets a Hollywood makeover. Read More »

vanessa hudgens

American actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens burst onto the scene as a star from Disney Channel's hugely popular TV film, High School Musical, Disney's attempt to blend tween drama and the popularity of their hit music-making machine. The first film's popularity spawned two additional films in the series, with Hudgens playing the popular underdog character Gabriella Montez, in all three ... Read More »

paris hilton

Paris Whitney Hilton helped define the phrase "famous for being famous" both by design and by accident. Hilton (b. Feb. 17, 1981) is an heir to the Hilton Hotel franchise and helped create a cottage industry for the rich to also become famous, reinventing the now ubiquitous term "celebutante" within the tabloid industry vernacular. Hilton is the great-granddaughter of Hilton ... Read More »

perezhilton

Perez Hilton is the nom de plume of celebrity blogger Mario Lavandeira, who created the wildly popular celebrity tabloid site, PerezHilton.com. Lavandeira, an openly gay man of Cuban ancestry, is as much a celebrity as he is a blogger and uses his status as the top tabloid blogger to mix and mingle with those he gossips about, often blurring the ... Read More »

Forget The Bradley Effect, Brown vs. The Board of Education May Decide This Election

Today, when each of us goes into that polling booth to cast our ballots, we will have many reasons for our choice. Read More »

Fear and Loathing On Election Day

What worries me is the process, not necessarily the outcome. Is it perhaps some lingering 2000 or 2004 election hangover? Read More »

samantha ronson

Samantha Ronson has had many gateways to fame: sister of famed DJ/producer/musician Mark Ronson, step-daughter to Foreigner guitarist/producer Mick Jones, as singer/songwriter/DJ in her own right, and most recently, for being tabloid darling Lindsay Lohan's girlfriend. Ronson, who grew up in London with her family, including sister and fashion designer Charlotte Ronson, has always been involved in music in one ... Read More »

busted celebrities

Busted celebrities is the term to describe any of the number of famous or infamous celebrities who've been arrested or otherwise "caught" in the act, most often for drunk driving or drug possession. For some celebs the mere act of being busted has helped propel them to even greater heights of infamy. While sites like Smoking Gun or TMZ specialize ... Read More »

jennifer aniston

Jennifer Aniston, whose unique beauty comes from a Greek father and an English/Scottish mother, is easily one of the most recognized celebrity figures in the world and is frequently featured on the cover of tabloid magazines. Aniston, who played "Rachel" on the immensely popular sitcom Friends even inspired hair styles named after her, or to be more specific, her character, ... Read More »

kim kardashian

Kim Kardashian is best known for two things: being Paris Hilton's ex-best friend and her sex tape with budding R&B singer Ray J, brother to famous actress/singer Brandi. Not unlike her former BFF Hilton, Kardashian was able to parlay her sex appeal and party-girl lifestyle into a career, using her family name (daughter of deceased O.J. Simpson attorney Robert Kardashian) ... Read More »