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- 03/06/12--17:31: Katy Perry Interviewed by Kirsten Wiig
- 03/06/12--17:40: 11 Spin-Offs We'd Like To See From Entertainment Weekly
- 03/06/12--18:12: CREEPY POST: Adele is TERRIFIED of New HAUNTED Home.
- 03/06/12--19:19: Its Everyone's Favorite Blind Vice Writer!
- 03/06/12--19:19: Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss say Don and Peggy won't hook up
- 03/06/12--19:19: John Barrowman to Star in ABC's Gilded Lilys Drama
- 03/06/12--19:20: FAO Schwarz Celebrates 150th Anniversary
- 03/06/12--19:20: Oprah, Rihanna throw their support behind the KONY 2012 movemnt.
- 03/06/12--19:20: FLO's "Never Let Me Go" video!!
- 03/06/12--19:21: Parks and Rec Paleyfest watchalong!
- 03/06/12--20:00: Elizabeth Olsen and Michael C. Hall step out for ‘Silent House’
- 03/06/12--20:15: Olly Murs set for One Direction tour
- 03/06/12--20:15: Celebrities With Sleep Problems
- 03/06/12--20:40: Lisa 'The Body' Rinna promoting her return to Days of our Lives!!!
- 03/06/12--21:25: Demi Lovato "Stay Strong" After Show
- 03/06/12--21:25: "Hollywood Needs to Wake Up!"
- 03/06/12--21:26: Album Sales
- 03/06/12--21:48: Snooki: All signs point to a guido wedding special
This month's Interview puts Katy Perry and Kirsten Wiig together for its "random celebrities talk and bond about how similar their lives are" feature, and if you enjoy either of these women, or you would like to contemplate scenarios in which Kristen Wiig gets implicated in a murder investigation, then it is a good read for you! Katy Perry talks paparazzi and makes several oblique references to her current romantic situation, and she even attempts to defend "E.T." Some highlights, below.
Katy Perry apparently has a lock of Kristen Wiig's hair (this is how she would frame Wiig, if what TV taught us about DNA evidence is actually true):
WIIG: It was because of something you said on Twitter.
PERRY: I said something like, “It’d be a dream come true to have a lock of Kristen Wiig’s hair to put under my pillow.” So when I did the show, you gave me a little card with a sweet message and a tiny lock of hair with a little baby-blue bow attached.
WIIG: I remember thinking, This is either the creepiest thing I’ve ever done or it’s the best.
PERRY: It’s definitely the creepiest. That wasn’t your real hair, though, was it?
WIIG: Yeah, it was.
PERRY: Don’t lie to me. That was prop-wig hair.
WIIG: No, I cut my hair. I wouldn’t give you wig hair. Gross.
Katy Perry is feeling sad about her divorce:
WIIG: I grew up listening to a lot of music that actually sort of reminds me of your music, like the Go-Go’s, Madonna, the Bangles, Toni Basil—really happy, fun music.
PERRY: Yeah, well, my music is about to get real fucking dark, so . . .
WIIG: [laughs] I want you to do a Smiths cover record and make a video where it’s just you looking up out the window and it’s raining. You’ll have a black veil on.
PERRY: I’ll be shoe-gazing. You’ll never see my face because my hair is in my face.
And she has some fairly eloquent thoughts about the paparazzi:
PERRY: If I’m working, then I’m just kind of 100 percent up for the public. But if I’m not working, then, again, I’m very cautious. ...What I wanted to be and who I am is a singer and a songwriter. I wanted to be onstage, and I wanted the world to hear my music. The product of that is fame and the disgusting celebrity that goes along with it. But celebrity does not equal creativity, and the reason I’m here is because I want to create.
And she's apparently a big Ancient Aliens fan, which maybe explains "E.T.":
PERRY: It’s so good. I made everyone on my tour watch it...I do hope, though, that when the aliens do come, they’ll recognize me. I’ll be like, “Please don’t kill me. I wrote a song called ‘E.T.’ ”
Following her super mega iTunes hit, “Don’t Be Tardy For The Party,” Kim Zolciak continues her attempt to prove she’s not a one hit wonder!
While her second single ‘Google Me‘ didn’t quite catch on last year, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star is now trying her luck with country music!
Yes, Kim, 33, has released a snippet of her new country single ‘Love Me First‘ today which was produced by Patrick GuiTarBoy and Jazze Pha. The song will be available on iTunes in a couple of weeks.
“My new song is so emotional….the lyrics we wrote r abt my life & so true!!! Its called “Love Me First” tweeted Kim, later adding that the song is “amazing.”
Err, I’ll let you be the judge of that. The snippet of the song is below, via Too Fab. I’ll just add, there was no autotune used on Kim’s voice in this song. I repeat, the song has no autotune. You’ve been warned!
Me either Sheree. But can you?
Schmidt, New Girl
The Spin-off: Schmidt Happens
The Premise Jess' lovably jerky roommate (Max Greenfield) uses funds from the overflowing douche-bag jar to open a high-end steak house in Miami. His kinky ex Gretchen (Natasha Lyonne) runs the front of house, while Food Network star Guy Fieri tries his hand at acting as a mouthy line cook.
The Spin-off: Bad Blood
The Premise The Pilates-practicing pacifist werewolf (Silas Weir Mitchell) searches for his origins and finds a community of like-minded German Blutbaden who are beset by violent rival werewolves. Monroe stays to defuse a potential civil war but runs afoul of old-world demons.
Roz Washington, Glee
The Spin-off: Synchronized Winning
The Premise After Principal Figgins cuts McKinley's athletics budget, Roz (NeNe Leakes) packs up her Olympic bronze medal and takes on a coaching job in Celebration, Fla. The tough-talking aquathlete has to woo sunny pool moms as she molds a ragtag group of teenagers into swim-team champions.
Eli Gold, The Good Wife
The Spin-off: Gold Standard
The Premise Lockhart & Gardner's cutthroat consultant (Alan Cumming) heads off to Hollywood to become a high-powered agent. Early clients include a self-destructive starlet (Skyler Samuels), a struggling action hero (Josh Holloway), and a former It Girl (Melanie Griffith) who now gets more DUIs than parts.
Nolan Ross, Revenge
The Spin-off: Some Like It Hot
The Premise The scheming Nolcorp billionaire (Gabriel Mann) flees the backstabbing Hamptons for Costa Rica, where he purchases an old coffee plantation from a politically powerful land baron (Jimmy Smits) and his calculating wife (Eva Longoria). Expect romance, intrigue, computer hacking, and lots of espresso.
Ron Swanson, Parks and Recreation
The Spin-off: The Thinkers
The Premise Fed up with big government, Ron (Nick Offerman) joins Pawnee's private sector by forming a think tank committed to debunking other think tanks. Working closely with his breakfast-hating assistant (Julieanne Smolinski) and his one consultant — a disaffected analyst who was asked to leave MIT (Patton Oswalt) — Ron works to unseat the gladhanding king of Pawnee thinkery (Kevin Spacey).
Pepper Saltzman, Modern Family
The Spin-off: A Dash of Pepper
The Premise Each week, the improvised series welcomes a new set of outrageous guests (from RuPaul's Drag Race finalists to Christopher Guest) into the home of L.A.'s most fabulous power gay (Nathan Lane). With every over-the-top theme brunch, the stakes are raised. Can Pepper's favorites survive another week at his table, or will they prove too bland?
Dana Hartz, Happy Endings
The Spin-off: Hartz and Solis
The Premise Booted from one boat show too many, Penny's mom (Megan Mullally) becomes a licensed private detective and opens up a boutique agency with a former mariachi performer (Tony Plana). They take delight in taking down cheating husbands and insurance scammers, sometimes with a rousing beat.
Hazel Wassername, 30 Rock
The Spin-off: If They Could Sea Me Now
The Premise Hazel (Kristen Schaal) leaves TGS when she gets a gig on a cruise ship. Despite a Dramamine-hoarding nemesis (Sarah Silverman), Hazel befriends a motley crew of cruise carnies who help her through the choppy waters of life.
Faye Chamberlain, The Secret Circle
The Spin-off: Belltown, Book and Candle
The Premise Chance Harbor's bad girl (Phoebe Tonkin) outgrows small-town life and relocates to Seattle. Enraptured by a local aeronautics heir (Eddie Redmayne), she captivates him with her looks and sass (and a little magic). But there's more to this suave suitor than meets the eye. Is Faye seducing him, or is he playing her?
Carl McMillan, Mike & Molly
The Spin-off: Carl's Junior
The Premise Carl (Reno Wilson) is awakened in the middle of the night when one of his ''lady friends'' — of the night — unexpectedly reveals she had his child five months earlier. She's gone by morning, but Carl's sister Rita (Gabourey Sidibe) moves in to help. Chicago's most sardonic policeman is no match for his salty sister, but they have to pull together for the sake of the kid.
Is Adele as unlucky in matters of real estate as she previously was in love?
The six-time Grammy winner, 23, recently moved into a £7 million home in Sussex, England (more than $11 million), but now is afraid to sleep there alone because she believes it's haunted, according to British tabloid The Sun.
Adele allegedly told a friend the house "gives me the creeps" after she heard a few things going bump in the night, and has moved her female bodyguard into the 10-bedroom mansion for protection at a reported annual rate of £100,000. The "Rolling in the Deep" singer also hired two additional security personnel to guard the 25-acre property, which used to be a convent and has a private chapel as well as two swimming pools, reports The Sun.
"Adele was so excited to be renting such a lavish property but it has not turned out as happily as it should have," a friend of the singer's told The Sun. "She is convinced it is haunted. She knows about its religious history – and it's a big place to be in on your own in the dead of night."
A rep for the singer had no comment. Last month, while giving Anderson Cooper a tour of the home for a 60 Minutes segment, Adele reportedly quipped about a dark hallway: "This bit is quite scary. ... Have you ever heard of The Shining?"
DON'T LOOK BEHIND YOU!!!!
The latest Season 2 trailer for "Game of Thrones" gives us a peek at Jaime Lannister, who is locked up as a prisoner of the his enemies the Starks.
When I suggested to Nikolaj Coster-Waldau that his character is absent for most of George R.R. Martin's "A Clash of Kings," Book 2 of the series upon which the HBO show is based, he wouldn't reveal if the show's creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, have found a way to give us as much of the reviled Kingslayer in Season 2 as we saw in Season 1.
"I will be absent for a while, but I can't tell you what happens!" the Danish actor told me during San Diego Comic-Con in July, the day before he was to fly to Belfast to begin filming Season 2. "I will be in the season."
With Tuesday's release of the "Game of Thrones" Season 1 DVD and Blu-ray, I thought it was a good time to share the actor's thoughts on his character, his approach to playing the villain, what it was like acting with children and whether he thought the "fantasy" series would even be successful.
The video above captures the bulk of our interview, but we were interrupted by loud music in the cabana at San Diego's Hard Rock Hotel, so I added the QA below. And be warned if you've never seen "Game of Thrones:" The video and the text below contain Season 1 spoilers.
Oh, and Coster-Waldau, who is quite funny in the video, is sporting the start of the beard we'll see on Jaime this season. "They won't allow me to shave," he cracked.
Had you read "Game of Thrones" before getting the call?
No, no. The first thing I heard about it was, I got a meeting with Dan and David and Carolyn Strauss where they kind of explained the whole world, the whole premise of the show and their vision of it, if you will. Of course, it's very difficult to explain before you even started to shoot it. But it was fascinating. And I remembered they told me about of Jaime, they described this character and after awhile somebody goes, "Oh, by the way, he has this very complex relationship with his sister."
No, that's cool, [I thought]. "His twin sister and they're lovers." And I go. "They're what? Lovers? Oh great." And then I thought, no, that is really great.
Nice. Who's playing her, right?
[Laughs.] Yeah. But then I read the pilot script. And then when we got to the last scene, I was so excited because I thought, that is such a horrible thing that happens. And it's so disturbing and it's so shocking, but to get a chance to play someone, and also because I know what happens later on, well you start out in that really dark corner, that's thrilling.
So no, I read the novel after. I read the novel after and of course, it's great to read the books because there's so much more in there that you simply can't have in the show, there's no time for it. But I was glad that I read the scripts first because that's what we're doing. Because sometimes I've tried the other way where you've read the book and then you go, "Oh, and then this happens and that happens," and when you read the script and you kind of go, "That was a great scene and I went the other way. Oh no."
I'm happy that it happened that way because I fell in love with the pilot script and that world.
Do you also fear that if you read the source material before shooting it might change your approach to the thing?
Sometimes, yeah, But this case they're very faithful. The way I imagined Jaime and the way they imagine him is the same. It's all about serving the book. It is. There is so much respect and love for George R.R. Martin's novels. And they are amazing. And so I think it's at the highest priority to stay true to that.
Are you going to read the rest of them?
Yeah. I mean, I have them. I have to be honest, the last one came out and I've been trying to get Dan and David to tell me what happens, and they're very good at keeping secrets. And then I have a Kindle, so I just flick to the Jaime chapter [laughs]. OK, good.
You talked a little bit about Jaime's dad and that relationship. The scene where Charles Dance guts the stag, wow.
Yeah, it's a great scene. Again, it's one of those jobs were you get great scenes. We have this ridiculous amount of brilliant actors and actresses. And any scene, I mean, I feel very lucky. I had some great scenes with Sean, with Charles, with Michelle. Just to try and match their skill is a thrill.
Jaime became such a child in that scene.
Well I think that's what we wanted to get from that scene. Of course it's an introduction of the head of the family. This is the first time you see Tywin. But also, I think you understand that to have him as your father may not have been the easiest experience as a kid. He's so tough; he brings the term "tough love" to a whole different level.
But also, Jaime is the son. I think most sons have had somewhat complicated relationships with your father, or not. But anyway, he had a very complicated relationship, but he loves his father. He admires his father. He wishes he could live up to his father's expectations, but he has been a failure in that regard because he's not going to take over the mantle because he joined the King's Corps. Which pisses his father off. And because I don't think his father knows about the relationship between his daughter and son. I'm sure he doesn't know that.
And then you have someone like Charles Dance who just comes in there and does this brilliant work. It was a lot of fun to do and just to work with him, he is just so specific. It's just good acting.
We talked about Jaime's relationship with Tyrion. You say they do like each other.
I think they love each other.
Even though there's a little bit of competition.
Yeah, but I think they're both outcasts in a way. Even though like when you see them, just the visual, you have Tyrion, who has physical disadvantage in life. His brother is just this big strong knight, but I think emotionally Jaime is more broken than Tyrion is. And so they relate and they understand each other that way.
Did you expect "Games of Thrones" to get as big as it has?
I'm surprised that it caught on like it did. I mean, to get nominated for an Emmy as a drama series--I'd have never guessed it in a million years. Don't get me wrong, I think it's a great, great show. They've had to do so much work and the publicity department has been amazing in educating an audience. Because I think, I would say 90 percent of my friends, I would say "fantasy," they go, "No way. Absolutely not."
My co-workers were the same way.
Well that's the thing, isn't it? And then the fact that it works. I'm so grateful that it happened, but it's one of those things that surprises. It's the timing, I guess.
Did you like working in the costumes and being immersed in that world physically?
Yeah, I mean the thing about this show is that it is so well crafted. To see the sets and the costumes and all the detail. We have scenes where we had to eat and the food they brought in was made from original recipes from the Middle Ages. And you can eat it. And shooting it was like a big traveling circus. We were all over the place. But you kind of have to ignore the fact you're a 41-year-old man who's all dressed up and just be in the moment when you're acting.
What was your most demanding scene?
The fight with Sean Bean [who played Ned Stark] was great. We shot that in Malta over a couple days in this beautiful square in Medina. It was great, but it was sweaty.
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Yes, it is blind item time with Ted Casablanca!
It's been awhile since we've heard from beefcake boy-lovah Stealth Stud-Poof.
See, SS-P knows expertly how to play the Hollywood closeted-star game and he's been busy maintaining his A-list status, landing super-sexy roles, buffing up his stellar bod, and ya know, banging his über-hot BF on the side!
Sounds like the perfect life, no? Heck, he didn't even have to hide his same-sex shenanigans: Everyone in Poof's camp was in on the sitch (even the Mrs.). He just had to keep things under wraps from the public, which, of course, he always has.
Mr. Poof seems to have developed a habit of forgetting to close the shades on those big ol' windows at his place (which he pretty much keeps separate from the pad with the wife), giving many passing looky-loos quite the shocking show!
See, Stealth purchased a swanky apartment for his loverboy where the two dudes can get it on for days on end without any prying paps trying to home in on their love nest.
But on one of the recent visits with the BF (one of Stealth's favorite ways to relax and indulge), he seemed not to notice the exclusive complex has turned into quite the celebrity hot spot.
Which means fans. Lots of 'em, all hoping to catch a sighting of one of the many stars living in this A-list building.
But here's what they weren't expecting to see:
Stealth and his pal getting it on. Not in the entirely raunchy way you might think (or want). But sure enough, Stealth was hugging and kissing his man with years of affection behind those sparkling eyes. You know, the kind of open-mouth kisses that take you straight to the bedroom—which is precisely what happened.
Adorable…but homo-licious, none the less. And oozing with passion that could destroy Stealth's career of playing badass ladies' men—at least, that's what his people tell him.
So tread carefully, Stud-Poof, and get some damn curtains—or we may soon be removing the Stealth from your moniker. Unless, of course, you're just waiting for someone to snitch so you can turn your fab domestic life with your dude into a full-time sitch?
AND IT AIN'T: Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, Matthew McConaughey------
Also, for the ONTD detectives, here's a past blind of his from December 2009.
Summary: Hunky A-Lister cast in 'sexy' movie roles, married with kids (biological!), with a long time BF that he lives with. He hasn't been very stealthy lately with his lover so maybe he should close the curtains. Since 2005 its been noted that he has been building up his A list film career.
OP note: Hugh Jackman has adopted kids so you might as well abandon that ship immediately if he's who you're thinking of.
Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss are sick of being asked if their "Mad Men" characters will ever get together.
"People are constantly asking if they’re going to sleep together," Moss tells New York magazine. "I always get annoyed, because their relationship is more than that. And to keep that going over five years without selling out and having something else happen—that to me is really interesting and rarely done well."
Hamm shares that sentiment, adding that Don Draper and Peggy Olson aren't just your traditional television will-they-or-won't-they pairing.
"People want to put us in a 'Sam and Diane' box, but it’s about their mutual appreciation for the work," explains Hamm. "That’s where the material strikes its resonant chord, when it’s ostensibly about one thing and then it becomes about so much more. That’s the fun thing about Don and Peggy, and that’s the deeper thing about 'Mad Men.'"
While the show is most ostensibly about Draper, Hamm believes that it is as much about Moss' character.
"It’s not a mistake that the show starts on Peggy’s first day at work," continues Hamm. "In many ways, the story of 'Mad Men' is the story of Peggy Olson: a young, ambitious, talented girl finding her way in this crazy world. I think Don and Peggy have a special relationship. They’re unsatisfied with who they are and are willing to do what it takes to become something else."
The new season of "Mad Men" begins on March 25.
One of the things I'm most excited about is seeing their friendship develop more. Not too long till it comes back!
Captain Jack is back!
The project is an upstairs-downstairs look at the opening of the first true luxury hotel built in New York City circa 1895. Barrowman will play Julius Ashford Lily, the golden boy of the prestigious Lily family opening the hotel. He's mama's favorite son, who's very charming, lucky and loose.
Awesome! I hope this means a lot more Barrowman in LA :-)
Famed toy store FAO Schwarz is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2012. In honor of this retailing milestone, FAO is presenting a special gallery exhibit featuring prototype, original and early editions of some of the best-known toys in the world, alongside some nostalgic items from the FAO Schwarz archives. "A Gallery of Historic Toys" will be displayed prominently throughout the New York City flagship store through April 10.
Among the items being showcased are 25 vintage versions of toys ranging from a 1905 Richard Steiff Teddy Bear and first edition Hot Wheels Cars to Hello Kitty's first U.S. products and a 1982 hand-sewn Cabbage Patch Kid. Also on display will be a 1909 sales ledger from the store and a selection of store catalogs from the 20th century.
FAO Catalogs"FAO Schwarz catalogs from the 20th century"
"Founder Frederick August Otto Schwarz created his beloved store 150 years ago as a theater for the industry to showcase items in a way that would engage consumers, while introducing them to new products from all over the world," said Lisa Harnisch, senior vice president, general merchandising manager, Toys"R"Us U.S., parent company of FAO Schwarz. "From the original baby carriage to Steiff teddy bears to the first-ever Nintendo Entertainment System, FAO Schwarz has brought thousands of unforgettable toys to market, evolving from a purveyor of extraordinary products to a must-see retail destination."
fwee_prower I think the Power Ranger toys will on display as well :D :D
Take time to educate yourself to MAKE A DIFFERENCE in this world. This is your chance! WATCH THIS VIDEO.
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I feel so inspired. I feel the need to help and make a difference. This has to happen in 2012. We can’t let him go around and keep doing this to children in Central Africa. Let’s make his name known so he can be stopped. HE CAN NO LONGER BE INVISIBLE!
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Here is the livestream link to watch the Paleyfest panel for Parks and Rec tonight. Video starts at 7:15 PST and the panel starts at 7:30 so TREAT YO SELF and watch along :)
Elizabeth Olsen smiled for photographers at the premiere of her latest film, Silent House held at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 in New York City. Joining her on the red carpet was Dexter star Michael C. Hall who was rockin’ a whole lotta facial hair!
The horror film follows Sarah, a young woman who finds herself sealed inside her family’s secluded lake house. With no contact to the outside world, and no way out, panic turns to terror as events become increasingly ominous in and around the house.
OLLY MURS is considering quitting the Xtra Factor – to tour with One Direction.
Bosses are desperate to sign him for a second series of the X Factor spin-off show.
But in-demand Olly's music career has taken off since he first agreed to front the ITV2 programme with Caroline Flack.
Now the singer is planning to launch his career across the Pond by hitting the road as a support act to One Direction in the US, just as the X Factor auditions take place.
The band — who were finalists on the show in 2010 — are on their first US tour but have gone down so well there that their management are plotting a string of new dates.
A source said: "Olly wants to crack America — and who can blame him for that? The One Direction lads are going down a storm over there so their management are looking at getting them back out there as soon as possible after their current tour finishes on Friday.
"Olly's team are still working on a US launch date for his album, In Case You Didn't Know.
"The ideal time would coincide with a tour.
"But by attempting that he just will not be around to do the Xtra Factor audition stuff.
"It's quite a crucial show nowadays and can get up to three million people watching, so producers really want him to do it."
TV bosses are so desperate for him to stay that they are considering letting him skip the audition shows and just front the series for the live finals. Executives were in talks with Olly's management last night.
A spokesman for the star told TV Biz: "Olly's album is now starting to break big internationally and this means we have to juggle all his commitments between promoting his own album and also doing the show.
"We are confident that talks will continue to be productive from both sides."
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While celebrities often seem immune to many of the health problems that plague us here in normal-town -- do they ever not look fabulous in a bikini? And when has someone ever walked the red carpet with a cold? -- there are several famous faces who have opened up about an important health issue that can lead to a host of serious complications: They can't sleep!
According to the National Sleep Foundation, 60 percent of Americans between the ages of 13 and 64 experience a sleep problem every night or almost every night, and 43 percent say they rarely or never get a good night's sleep on weeknights.
ONTD do you have trouble sleeping? What helps you fall asleep?
We know these stars -- and you! -- are juggling busy schedules and hectic home lives, but chronically skimping on sleep can lead to obesity, diabetes, heart problems, pain and other health concerns. Luckily, it's easy to start sleeping better tonight. Some general rules of thumb for catching more quality shut-eye: Power down your electronic devices (yes, all of them!) an hour or so before bedtime. The glaring light from the screens can seriously impact your sleep. Make sure your room is dark and cool and quiet, and try not to exercise or have caffeine too close to bedtime.
The Oscar-winning actor told The Hollywood Reporter that he has trouble falling asleep without the TV on. "I'm able to numb out," he said about the blue glow.
While many claim falling asleep to the TV helps them nod off, it can actually disrupt the sleep cycle. Your brain will still listen in on subtle changes in volume, even if you're asleep, Phillip Gehrman, Ph.D., CBSM, clinical director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the University of Pennsylvania told The Huffington Post.
That could account for Clooney's trouble staying asleep. "Without question, I wake every night five times," he said.
Amid swirling rumors of a reunion with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, the "We Found Love" singer has taken to Twitter on multiple occasions, sending messages that she's having trouble sleeping. In January, after completing a world tour in 2011, she tweeted "Suddenly all the silence is being drowned by my thoughts! No sleep" and in February started adding #GOtoSLEEPRobyn to some of her tweets.
Surfing the web, checking email or tweeting too close to bedtime, however, can send signals to your brain that disrupt the natural bedtime process and make it harder to drift off.
There's no denying the pop star is, at the very least, extremely passionate about what she does. But all that drive has her tossing and turning at night, she told the UK's OK! Magazine in 2010. "My passion is so strong I can't sleep -- I haven't slept for three days," she said. "I lie in bed and try to pray and breathe. I have a very overactive mind. "
Whether or not she really meant she'd been awake for a solid 72 hours or simply didn't sleep well three nights in a row, sleep deprivation has real consequences. Among the most frightening is a decrease in reaction time, which, if you're driving, could prove deadly.
The basketball giant sat down with Dr. Charles Czeisler, director of the division of sleep medicine at Harvard Medical School, who approached him to be a part of a sleep study. O'Neal's girlfriend had been insisting he get tested for sleep apnea, after noticing him snoring and then seemingly stop breathing during the night, she said.
Sleep apnea, which occurs when someone temporarily stops breathing during sleep, is more common in people who are overweight and/or have thick necks. At 7'1" and an estimated 325 pounds, Shaq certainly fits the bill, points out Boston.com.
Sleep apnea is often treated with a ventilation therapy known as CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) that requires the snorer to sleep with a Darth Vader-esque mask. Shaq said he planned to wear his every night -- and joked he might wear it out on the town, too.
Nearly a third of American adults snore, which can cause serious problems in a relationship if a light-sleeping partner is constantly woken up.
Reportedly among the ranks of mismatched sleep partners are musician and actor Kevin Jonas and his wife Danielle, according to In Touch Weekly. A friend of the couple said "Kevin and Danielle had never spent a night together until their wedding night, so she had no clue that he snores so loudly. She loves her husband, but now she sleeps in a guest room when he gets too noisy."
Snorers can try sleeping on their side instead of their back, using a pillow or a tennis ball sewn into a T-shirt to stop them from rolling over.
During a 2009 slump, Ortiz, designated hitter for the Boston Red Sox, had only two homeruns and 22 RBI. In his previous years with the Red Sox, he had averaged 39 homers and 122 RBI. The slip in his performance affected more than just his stats. "My body is resting every night, but my mind is spinning with all of this [stuff]," he told USA Today. "It's hard to sleep."
After adopting her son, Louis, the Oscar-winning actress drastically cut down on sleep. She told the UK's Now Magazine she was surviving on just three hours a night, but that it wasn't difficult. "I don't want anyone else to have the pleasure of changing [his] diapers but me," she said. "There is nothing hard about loving Louis."
That may be true, but Bullock's extreme sleep deprivation could actually hurt little Louis. Severely skimping on sleep has been linked with a greater risk of making serious mistakes in doctors, police officers, truckers and others in positions that require long hours. To ensure you're giving little ones the best care, you need to take care of yourself first.
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New York Knicks small forward Steve Novak told radio host Mike Francesca that the team is having trouble sleeping in the wake of "Linsanity".
"We actually had a meeting today before practice with a doctor to talk about ways to help you sleep at night," Novak said. "It's like the energy when we leave -- it's like it's midnight, and you go home and we can't sleep."
It's no surprise that all the adrenaline is keeping them awake, but taking some time to unwind after the game -- with sleep aids like relaxation CDs or progressive muscle relaxation -- can help, Jerrold Kram, M.D., medical director of the California Center for Sleep Disorders and a member of the board of directors for the National Sleep Foundation told The Huffington Post.
Her character of Billie Reed was a perennial viewer favorite, returns Thursday, March 8
Rinna credits her youthful looks to a Spartan regimen. "I'm a female Dr. Oz-in-training in my own head," she says. "And I'm always looking for whatever it is that makes you feel better.
And I'm so busy and I think all of us women -- as mothers and working moms and wives -- we tend not to put ourselves first.
It's really busy. And so I'm really always just doing it not necessarily for how I look, but how I feel. Because I really think it starts with if you feel good. everything else goes much better and then you tend to look good too ..."
"I haven't been back in 10 years, but I played Billie in my 20s, 30s, and now 40s."
Since leaving "Days," Rinna was a contestant on "The Celebrity Apprentice" and "Dancing with the Stars."
Today, in an open letter, Russell Simmons shared his feelings on the Academy Awards, race, and Hollywood. "Someone needs to take the pin out of the Hollywood bubble, just as they have done within the music industry and the advertising world," he wrote on Global Grind.
In its essence, he claims there's a huge disconnect between Hollywood and its audience.
"No disrespect to the winners, but the consensus seemed to be that the audience felt left out," the letter reads. "White bread had gone moldy stale. The sad part is it doesn't have to be this way. Hollywood is just misinformed because those who run it are isolated from their consumers."
Could he be on to something?
"[Hollywood] might not believe that America is ready for integration, but ratings don't lie. America itself has a long way to go where we all will be living in a true post-racial reality, but we’re evolving to that place. Hollywood and the Oscars need to follow suit."
Simmons compared Rihanna to Katy Perry and said they may appear "dissimilar" but have more similarities in the "eyes of pop culture." "It's a telling statistic that this year's Grammy Awards drew in almost 40 million viewers, eclipsing the Oscar ratings for the first time in history. Why? Because music executives couldn't segregate artists if they tried!"
Throughout the letter, Simmons echoes what many have seen all along -- a post racial America is on the horizon. "Sure, it's true that many executives who live in Beverly Hills don't live in one -- yet. But many aspire to it and thirst for it in the programming they consume. Hollywood has good intentions, but no sensitivity. It clearly has no real understanding of how America is evolving."
Sadly this is always brand new information to someone.
Snooki's pregnant AND sporting a massive rock -- which can only mean her "Jersey Shore" spin-off show is headed in one frightening direction ... a "Big Fat Fugazi Italian Wedding."