What Joke Would Joan Rivers Make About Her Own Death

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As sad as the news of Joan Rivers’ passing is, we can’t help but think she’d want the world to do exactly what they did when she was alive: laugh.

So we went out onto the streets of New York City to see what people thought she would want to say about herself. After all, no one could make a hilarious situation out of a sad one more than Joan Rivers.

Check it out here.

Money Can’t Buy Happiness, But It Can Buy Distortion

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Hey, ya’ll! Jonathan Cheban- you may know him as Kim Kardashian’s bff- has just launched a new site called TheDishh, which basically gives insight to the latest trends, fads and hotspots in cities like New York, Miami, and Los Angeles.

I recently wrote an article for them, which (if it gets enough positive feedback,) will land me a spot as a full-time writer! So please check it out and let me know what you think. I’ll post a couple more as they get published on the site.

Grazie!

http://www.thedishh.com/money-cant-buy-happines

Brangelina Ties The Knot

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Mr. and Mrs. Smith? You mean Mr. and Mrs. Pitt! The two were (finally) married at the Château Miraval in the village of Correns, France this past Saturday, where they had been staying at and renovating since 2008.

Last month, a source told E! News, “It’ll be a lovely celebration to start life in the new house…They want to marry there at that house and celebrate how far they’ve come as a family, as a couple, and individually in just 10 years.”

The private ceremony was less than traditional, as most of the Hollywood couple’s relationship has been. Instead of being walked down the aisle with her estranged father, Jon Voight, Jolie got the whole Brady Bunch involved. She was attended by sons Maddox 13, and Pax, 10 while Zahara, 9, and Vivienne, 6, threw petals and Shiloh, 8, and Knox, 6, served as ring bearers.

The two have been engaged since 2012, but no one (except their children) were pressuring them to tie the knot.

In May, Jolie told People, We’re just waiting for it to be the right time with the kids, with work, when it feels right.”

So it looks like it felt right. After all, the two have become significantly closer since Jolie’s 2013 mastectomy, and their work schedules have slowed since they both wrapped up their work with separate WWII dramas.

Congrats to the happy couple! First came love, then came babies, then came marriage in a fancy carriage.

Robin Williams Dead At 63

DEAUVILLE FESTIVAL: THE ACTOR ROBIN WILLIAMSThe news has spread like wildfire that actor and comedian Robin WIlliams was found dead at his California home this afternoon at the age of 63.

This is devastating to anyone who was a fan of the Oscar winner, who for decades has graced the screen and stage with his naturally loving presence and impeccable comedic timing.

It’s been confirmed that the cause of death was hanging by a belt. The actor had also slit his wrists prior to his death.

According to sources, Williams suffered from severe depression. Throughout his career, he struggled with addiction and recently caused viral frenzy when he recently with a fan at a Dairy Queen nearby a rehabilitation clinic he had allegedly attended.

Robin Williams was one of the greats of his generation, captivating audiences of all ages. I personally was most captivated by his transformations into an animated genie in Aladdin, the infamous Euphegenia Doubtfire, and the adventurous Alan Parrish in Jumanji.

To the natural eye, Robin Williams looked like he had it all. But behind the curtain, there were demons he could not conquer. His final post on Instagram was a tribute to his daughter Zelda, two weeks ago, on her 25th birthday.

As his family asks for privacy in what his wife Susan Schneider refers to as a “time of profound grief,” Robin Williams will be remembered as a leader in the industry of comedy. So let us know: what was your favorite Robin Williams role of all time?

Keke Palmer Heads To Broadway

“It’s possible” for Keke Palmer to have THE GREATEST YEAR EVER! Before even being able to legally drink (her 21st birthday is August 26th,) the singer/actress has made history by becoming the youngest daytime host in TV history (her BET show Just Keke debuts September 9th) and now she’s making history again as she sweeps her way to Broadway in Cinderella.

Palmer will be the first African American actress to play Cinderella on Broadway. Her predecessors include Cindy Paige Faure and “Call Me Maybe” singer Carly Rae Jepsen.

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I personally think this is a brilliant decision on Broadway’s part. After all, the original Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s Cinderella was played by singer Brandy, who has always been an idol to Keke Palmer. During a recent interview,Palmer said,

“In me doing this, it shows everybody that everything is possible.”

Besides the fact that it’s about damn time an African American Cinderella takes the stage, the girl is insanely talented. Over the years, she has launched a successful music career as well as keeping steady acting gigs, including recent appearances on Showtime’s Sunday hit Masters of Sex.

I’m embarrassed to say I live in New York and have not yet seen Cinderella on Broadway, but in my opinion, if Carly Rae Jepsen can impress an audience eight times a week, then Keke Palmer sure as hell can.

What do you think? Will she knock us out of our glass slippers or leave us hoping midnight comes sooner?

Ray Donovan star ties the knot

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His on-screen life may not be looking too hot, but he’s certainly living large in real life.

It’s just slipped out that actor Johnathon Schaech, who plays movie star Sean Walker on the Showtime hit Ray Donovan, secretly married literary publicist and girlfriend Julie Solomon late July in Ocean City, Maryland.

He told People, “”It was just a small group of family and friends on the beach at sunset.”

One secret the couple aren’t hiding is that they will becoming parents to baby boy Camden (yes, they’ve already named him) any day now!

Despite this being his third marriage- he was divorced from actress Christina Applegate in 2007 and in 2010 him and Jana Kramer ended their two month marriage- Schaech told People, “Looking back, I’m grateful to have gone through what I have, almost as if it’s prepared for me for this. I’m so grateful to have Julie in my life. I feel ready and [dreams] are coming true.”

Congrats to the couple; we sure do hope third time’s a charm!

Michelle Williams taps her way to the Cabaret

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Now this might be the best news ever!

The Roundabout Theater Company announced Wednesday that the ultra-fab triple threat Michelle Williams will star in their revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb’s popular musical Cabaret playing Sally Bowles, a role that made Liza Minnelli a household name and Oscar winning actress in Bob Fosse’s 1972 film.

The actress will be joining actor Alan Cumming, who will be reprising his role as the cabaret M.C., which won him a Tony in the 1998 revival on Broadway.

When asked about performing in a musical last year, Williams told Inquirer Entertainment“What’s so liberating about singing and dancing is that it turns your head. You coast on this wave of muscle memory. You literally can’t think while you’re performing. There’s a kind of transcendence to it.”

And we have no doubt transcendent is what the show will be. Previews begin March 21 and opening night is April 24.

50 Shades of Grey cast revealed

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Lights, camera, action! After almost a year of searching, E.L. James has found the perfect dominatrix.

It has been confirmed that Sons of Anarchy’s Charlie Hunnam will be playing Christian Grey alongside Dakota Johnson, who will be portraying Anastasia Steele in the highly anticipated film, ready to hit theaters August 1, 2014.

The news was posted via Twitter today by the author herself.

We all know the movie is never as good as the book, but we have no doubt this film will definitely be hot and steamy. You’ve got our approval, E.L.

Harry Connick Jr. named new host of AI

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The long awaited news has finally arrived: former mentor Harry Connick Jr. will officially be joining Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez at the judges table for the 13th season of the Fox reality show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The news comes after Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun and hit maker Dr. Luke turned down the offer.

Randy Jackson, the last of the original judges will be moving on to mentor the contestants.

So the question that remains is: will American Idol crumble or will HCJ help bring it back to number one?

Stay tuned. Season 13 premieres on January 15, 2014.

Raven-Symone’s silent trip out of the closet

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At 27 years old, the Disney channel child star is finally coming out.

The actress recently tweeted:

She later told E!, “I am very happy that gay marriage is opening up around the country and is being accepted  . . . I, however am not currently getting married, but it is great to know I can now, should I wish to.”

The former cheetah girl’s sexuality first stirred the pot in May 2012 when rumors were afloat that she was living with openly gay model and actress AzMarie Livingston. She sent out a series of tweets saying,

“My sexual orientation is mine, and the person I’m datings to know. I’m not one for a public display of my life.”

“However that is my right as a human being whether straight or gay. To tell or not to tell. As long as I’m not harming anyone…And my career is the only thing I would like to put on display, not my personal life.”

You go girl.  Sing it loud and sing it proud.