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Lisa Robin Kelly from "That '70s Show" Has Died
LISA ROBIN KELLY . . . who played TOPHER GRACE'S older sister on "That '70s Show" . . . died in her sleep Wednesday night at a rehab clinic. She was only 43. The cause of death was cardiac arrest. Lisa had been arrested several times over the past few years, for DUI, spousal abuse and other offenses. She'd checked into rehab on Monday.
WWE Superstar Darren Young Has Come Out of the Closet
WWE Superstar DARREN YOUNG came out of the closet to one of the paparazzi at LAX. The guy asked Darren if a gay wrestler could make it in the WWE, and he said, quote, "Absolutely, look at me. I'm a WWE superstar and to be honest with you, I'll tell you right now, I'm gay. And I'm happy. I'm very happy." The WWE and several of its wrestlers have since issued statements of support.
Amanda Seyfried is Giving Her Business to Justin Long
AMANDA SEYFRIED is reportedly giving her business to JUSTIN LONG . . . who's probably best known for Apple's PC vs. Mac commercials.
A source says, quote, "They've known each other for awhile, when they were seeing other people. They recently started hanging out more, going on date-like activities. They're both busy . . . but they're seeing where it goes."
Justin was previously nailing DREW BARRYMORE for a while.
Justin Guarini Sometimes Skips Meals So His Wife and Kids Can Eat
In a post on his website, JUSTIN GUARINI talked about how bad things are, saying, quote, "I have spent days skipping meals in order to make sure I have enough. To make sure my children and my wife have enough." He also talked about driving a crappy car and wearing old clothes. But after the post went viral, he Tweeted that he was, quote, "nowhere near poverty."
Kourtney Kardashian Actually Had a Paternity Test Done on Her New Baby
As you've probably heard by now, a male model named Michael Girgenti has been claiming to be the TRUE father of KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN'S son Mason.
Well, Kourtney finally put those rumors to rest by getting a PATERNITY TEST. And as it turns out, Kourtney's boyfriend SCOTT DISICK IS the father.
She issued a statement yesterday saying, quote, "After three-and-a-half years of rumors and lies being spread by an individual I met briefly at a photo shoot, I am setting the record straight that Scott is Mason's father.
"While it saddens me to have to address these ridiculous lies . . . especially when the truth was never in doubt . . . this story must be put to rest."
"The Butler" and "Jobs" Are Up Against "Kick-Ass 2" This Weekend
Ashton Kutcher is Apple genius Steve Jobs, and Josh Gad from Broadway's "Book of Mormon" plays Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak.
The movie opens with them making the first personal home computer in Steve's garage, and covers their struggles to get it to market, Wozniak leaving Apple, Jobs losing his company, and his triumphant return before the invention of the iPod.
Aaron Johnson and Chloe Grace Moretz are back as Kick-Ass and Hit Girl, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse is the villain, who now calls himself Mother[Effer]. He wants revenge for the death of his father, so he puts a hit out on Kick-Ass and all the other wannabe superheroes.
Jim Carrey is one of the vigilantes, but he doesn't have a lot of screen time. He leads a group called Justice Forever that teams up with Kick-Ass.
Don't expect to see him promoting the movie though. He's such a big supporter of gun control that back in June, he withdrew his support for the violence in the movie because of the Sandy Hook school shooting.
Forest Whitaker plays a White House butler who quietly influences civil rights policy while serving under seven presidents over three decades . . . even as his own son is endangered during the civil rights movement. It's based on a book and inspired by a true story.
Oprah returned to acting to play his wife. And the rest of the cast includes Robin Williams as Eisenhower, James Marsden as JFK, Liv Schrieber as Lyndon Johnson, John Cusack as Nixon, and Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan.
Jane Fonda got to play Nancy Reagan . . . despite their differences in politics . . . and Minka Kelly is Jackie Kennedy. Mariah Carey, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, and Lenny Kravitz are also in it.
Liam Hemsworth is a pawn in a game of corporate espionage between two high-tech billionaires, who are played by Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford. He goes to work for Ford as Oldman's spy without realizing they're both playing him.
Amber Heard plays Liam's love interest and Josh Holloway from "Lost" is also in it as an FBI agent.
Next Week's Theatrical Releases, CDs, DVDs, and Games
CDs for Tuesday, August 20th:
• "Songs From St. Somewhere", Jimmy Buffett
• "Made Up Mind", Tedeschi Trucks Band
• "Paradise Valley", John Mayer
• "Frames", Lee Dewyze
• "Where You Stand", Travis
• "Three Kings", TGT . . . Tyrese, Ginuwine, and Tank
• "Headlights, Taillights and Radio", Tracy Lawrence
DVDs for Tuesday, August 20th:
• "Epic" . . . starring the voices of Amanda Seyfried and Josh Hutcherson.
• "Scary Movie 5" . . . starring Ashley Tisdale, Charlie Sheen, and Lindsay Lohan.
• "Killing Season" . . . starring Robert DeNiro and John Travolta.
Games for Tuesday, August 20th:
• "Disney Infinity" on Xbox360, PS3, Wii U, Wii, and 3DS.
• "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist" on Xbox360, PS3, and Wii U.
• "Saints Row IV" on Xbox360, PS3.
• "The Bureau: XCOM Declassified" on Xbox360, PS3.
Theatrical Releases for Next Friday, August 23rd:
• "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" . . . starring Lily Collins. (Wednesday)
• "The World's End" . . . starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Martin Freeman.
• "Drinking Buddies" . . . starring Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson.
The "Duck Dynasty" Premiere Had Record-Breaking Ratings
The Season Four premiere of "Duck Dynasty" attracted 11.8 million viewers on Wednesday night, which is not only a SERIES HIGH . . . but it also reportedly makes it the #1 non-fiction series telecast in cable HISTORY.
Cory Monteith's "Glee" Character Will Not Die of a Drug Overdose
: "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy says the writers kicked around the idea of having CORY MONTEITH'S character die of an accidental drug overdose, like Cory did in real life . . . but they decided against it. He also says that they're focusing on celebrating the character's life, and may NEVER say how he died.
Friday TV Reminders:
• "NFL Pre-Season Football" . . . 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Eastern on Fox. The New England Patriots host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Gillette Stadium.
• "Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Disney. Phineas and Ferb attempt to restore Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor and Hulk's super powers while Red Skull, Whiplash, Venom and M.O.D.O.K. create mayhem in Danville.
• "America's Next Top Model" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on the CW. The contestants take part in a photo shoot with models Alessandra Ambrosio and Rob Evans.
• "Say Yes To the Dress: Sisters Know Best" [10th Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 9:30 P.M. on TLC. Kristin Chenoweth helps her assistant Julie Trussell find a gown for her upcoming wedding.
• "Comedy Bang! Bang!" . . . 10:00 to 10:30 P.M. on IFC. Gillian Jacobs from "Community" guests.
• "Fashion Police" . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on E! Tamar Braxton guests.
• "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show" . . . 11:00 to 11:30 P.M. on Comedy Central. Comedians Morgan Murphy, Seth Herzog and Rory Scovel perform.
Saturday TV Reminders:
• "Track and Field: World Championships" . . . 2:30 to 4:00 P.M. ET on NBC.
• "NASCAR: Nationwide Series in Lexington" . . . 2:30 to 6:00 P.M. ET on ESPN.
• "Gymnastics: P&G Championship" . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on NBC. Olympic gold medalists Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney are among the competitors. The men will be competing Sunday night.
• "America's Cutest Dog" [3rd Season Finale] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Animal Planet.
• "Austin City Limits" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on PBS. Alejandro Escovedo and Trombone Shorty perform. (REPEAT)
• "The Incredible Dr. Pol" [4th Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on National Geographic Channel (NGC).
• "Saturday Night Live" . . . 11:30 P.M. to 1:00 A.M. on NBC. Martin Short guest hosts and Paul McCartney is the musical guest. (REPEAT)
Sunday TV Reminders:
• "NFL Pre-Season Football" . . . 7:00 to 10:00 P.M. Eastern on Fox. The New York Giants host the Indianapolis Colts at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
• "Whodunnit?" [1st Season Finale] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC.
• "Crossing Lines" [1st Season Finale] . . . 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on NBC.
• "True Blood" [6th Season Finale] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on HBO.
• "Oprah's Next Chapter" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on OWN. Lindsay Lohan guests.
• "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on OWN. Fabio, Erin Brockovich and "Diff'rent Strokes" star Todd Bridges.
Plus the following sport events earlier in the day . . .
• "Tennis: Western & Southern Open" . . . 12:30 to 3:00 P.M. Eastern on CBS.
• "Gymnastics: P&G Championship" . . . 1:00 to 2:30 P.M. Eastern on NBC. Olympic athletes Jake Dalton, Danell Leyva, Sam Mikulak, and John Orozco are among the male competitors. The ladies are competing Saturday night.
• "NASCAR: Sprint Cup in Brooklyn" . . . 1:00 to 4:30 P.M. Eastern on ESPN.
• "Track and Field: World Championships" . . . 2:30 to 4:00 P.M. ET on NBC.
Early Morning Show Guests:
• "The Today Show" - Music Guest: Luke Bryan.
• "Good Morning America" - Music Guest: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
• "CBS This Morning" - No guests listed yet. Check your local listings.
Mid-Morning Show Guests:
• "Live! With Kelly and Michael" - Cuba Gooding Jr. ("Lee Daniels' The Butler"). Whitney Cummings co-hosts with Michael.
• "The View" - The cast of "Lee Daniels' The Butler's" . . . Forest Whitaker, Oprah, Cuba Gooding Jr., Lenny Kravitz, and David Oyelowo.
• "Rachael Ray" - Katherine Heigl and Dr. Travis Stork ("The Doctors"). (REPEAT)
• "Kris" - Mary Murphy ("So You Think You Can Dance") and stylist Lilliana Vasquez. Carter Oosterhouse co-hosts.
This Afternoon On TV:
• "Ellen DeGeneres" - Steve Harvey. Music Guest: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. (REPEAT)
• "The Talk" - Numerologist Glynis McCants. Music Guest: Backstreet Boys.
• "Katie Couric" - Supermodels Iman, Paulina Porizkova, and Veronica Webb share their secrets to aging gracefully. (REPEAT)
• "Steve Harvey" - Steve gives a set of triplet sisters a makeover. (REPEAT)
• "Dr. Phil" - "Give Me Back My Son". A couple who lost custody of their 5-year-old son while they were getting help for their alcohol addiction. (REPEAT)
• "Dr. Oz Show" - Tips for recharging your body, boosting energy and improving your mood instantly. (REPEAT)
• "Wendy Williams" - Kristen Johnston for her book "Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster" and "The Chew's" Michael Symon for his new book "Michael Symon's Carnivore: 120 Recipes for Meat Lovers". (REPEAT)
Tonight's Late Night Talk Shows:
• "Letterman" - Michael Cera ("Arrested Development") and Martha Stewart. Music Guest: Ra Ra Riot. (REPEAT)
• "Jimmy Kimmel" - Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Planes") and Nick Offerman ("We're the Millers"). Music Guest: Michael Kiwanuka. (REPEAT)
• "The Tonight Show" - Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad") and Selena Gomez. (REPEAT)
• "Craig Ferguson" - Olga Kurylenko (Starz's "Magic City") and Steven Tyler. (REPEAT)
• "Jimmy Fallon" - Hayden Panettiere ("Nashville") and Justin Timberlake. (REPEAT)
• "Carson Daly" - Justin Bartha ("The New Normal"). Music Guest: Vacationer. (REPEAT)
• "Chelsea Lately" - Guest host Ross Mathews interviews Andrew Dice Clay. (REPEAT)
At Least a Third of Women Lie About Their Dress Size, Bra Size, or Shoe Size . . . Here Are the Sizes They Claim to Be
According to a new survey, 77% of women say they wish they wore a smaller size . . . and one-third actually lie about the size they wear. The most common dress size women claim to be is 10. Women with larger feet are also most likely to say they wear a six-and-a-half shoe . . . and women with smaller breasts are most likely to say they're a 34-D.
The most common dress size women claim to be is . . . 10.
The most common shoe size women with larger feet claim to have is . . . six-and-a-half.
And the most common bra size smaller breasted women claim to be is . . . 34-D.
A Guy Ordered the Most Expensive Fast Food Burger Possible . . . Twenty Patties With Bacon, Chicken, Eggs, Ham, Sausage, and Onion Rings For $38
Back in February, a guy in Washington managed to order a $47.30 drink at Starbucks, which might be the most expensive Starbucks drink ever. Now he's ordered a $38.23 burger at Jack in the Box, which might be the most expensive fast food burger ever. It had 20 patties, with bacon, chicken, eggs, and onion rings.
Drinking Four Cups of Coffee a Day Increases Your Risk of Death by 50%?
According to a new study out of the Mayo Clinic, drinking more than four cups of coffee a day increases your risk of dying by 50%. Last month, a study found drinking four cups of coffee a day cut your risk of suicide in half. So is coffee keeping you alive or killing you? Who even knows anymore?
The Six Brands of Booze That Send the Most People to the ER
A new study figured out which brands of alcohol send the most people to the ER. Obviously, the blame ACTUALLY goes to the idiots who get hammered on this stuff, but still. Budweiser came in first, followed by Steel Reserve, Colt 45, Bud Ice, Bud Light, and a cheap vodka called Barton's.
2. Steel Reserve malt liquor.
3. Colt 45 malt liquor.
4. Bud Ice, which isn't technically malt liquor, but does have a higher alcohol content.
5. Bud Light.
6. Barton's Vodka.
A New Study Finds IUDs Are the Most Effective Type of Birth Control . . . Pulling Out Is the Worst
A new study on birth control basically reiterated what we all knew. The most effective forms are things implanted by a doctor, like IUDs. The next-most effective are the Pill and the patch, which require a little bit of discipline. After that are condoms and diaphragms, which people don't always use right. And pulling out is the WORST method. It fails 18% to 28% of the time.
The More You Use Facebook, the More Your Happiness Goes to Hell
According to a new study, the more people used Facebook, the worse they felt. As people used Facebook, they found themselves LESS HAPPY and LESS SATISFIED with life over time. The researchers aren't sure WHY it happens, and say it'll take more studies to figure out.
A Zoo in China Tried to Pass Off a Dog as a Lion, a Fox as a Leopard, and Two Large Rodents as Snakes
: A zoo in China recently got complaints about its African lion . . . because it's actually a DOG. Then they tried to explain it away by claiming the lion was at another zoo breeding, and they were keeping a Tibetan mastiff in its cage while it was gone. The problem is, they were also trying to pass off another dog as a wolf, a white fox as a LEOPARD, and two large rodents as SNAKES.
Villagers in Thailand Held a Google Street View Driver Hostage, Because They Thought He Was Spying on Them
The driver of a Google Street View car was recently held HOSTAGE by villagers in Thailand, because they thought he was SPYING on them. After interrogating him, they made him swear on a statue of Buddha that he really did work for Google, warning him that if he lied, he'd have extremely bad luck. Eventually they issued an apology . . . to Google, the driver, and quote, "the citizens of the world."
James Cameron - 59 (Writer and director of "Avatar", "Titanic", "Terminator" and "The Abyss". He also created "Dark Angel" and used to nail Linda Hamilton.)
STEVE CARELL - 51 (Comedy STUD from "The Office", "Anchorman", the "40-Year-Old Virgin", "Evan Almighty", "Get Smart" . . . and, more recently, "Despicable Me 2" and "Dinner for Schmucks".)
Madonna - 55
Greyson Chance - 16 (Ellen DeGeneres's attempt at creating the next Justin Bieber.)
Evanna Lynch - 22 (Luna Lovegood in the "Harry Potter" films.)
Rumer Willis - 25 (Bruce Willis and Demi Moore's oldest and naughtiest daughter.)
Cam Gigandet - 31 (James, the nomadic vampire leader who wanted to kill Bella in "Twilight", until Edward kicked his ass and set off the chaos that led to "Eclipse". He won an MTV Movie Award for Best Fight . . . with Robert Pattinson.)
Vanessa Carlton - 33 (Biggest Hit: "A Thousand Miles".)
EMILY ROBISON - 41 (Dixie Chick who's now the lead singer in Court Yard Hounds, better known as that side project she has with her sister Martie Maguire . . . so they can escape the HATRED that's poured on them by the country community when they work with Natalie Maines.)
Timothy Hutton - 53 (Used to nail Debra Winger anytime he wanted to!)
Angela Bassett - 55 (Delicious Nubian Goddess.)
Laura Innes - 56 (Lesbian Dr. Kerry Weaver on "ER".)
Tim Farriss - 56 ("We Used to Be" INXS.)
KATHIE LEE GIFFORD! - 60 . . . and . . . FRANK GIFFORD! - 83
JAMES "J.T." TAYLOR! - 60 (Kool and the Gang.)
Reginald VelJohnson - 61 (Most famous for playing chubby black cops: Carl Winslow on "Family Matters", Detective David Sutton in "Turner & Hooch" AND Sergeant Al Powell in "Die Hard" and "Die Hard 2".)