08:41 AM EDT 12/10/2013
Originally posted 12/10/2013 08:30AM
In the mind of many dogs, the catwalk is a terrifying place to be.
And by catwalk, we mean the mere moments it takes a dog to walk past a cat of any size or demeanor.
This 3-minute ode to scaredy-dogs everywhere (via Huffington Post; watch below) is jam-packed with pooches hilariously panic-stricken by the prospect of sneaking by an imposing kitty in a room, on a stairway, in a hallway – you get the point. Each of them larger than their feline adversary, they turn to Jell-O at the sight of a cat, not unlike a jittery underage teen running past the bouncer after having shown a fake ID. Eeep!
Originally posted 12/10/2013 06:00AM
The world's political, religious and human rights leaders have converged on Johannesburg, South Africa, to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, who died last Thursday at 95.
Calling Mandela "a giant of history," President Obama spoke about the life and legacy of the late leader, and thanked the people of South Africa "for sharing him with us."
"He gave hope to the oppressed," said Obama, who likened Mandela to Abraham Lincoln for keeping his country together at a time it threatened to break apart.
Also due to speak were South Africa's president, Jacob Zuma, and the presidents of Brazil, India and Cuba – as well as Bono and Oprah Winfrey.
Originally posted 12/09/2013 07:00PM
Eleanor Parker, who was nominated for Academy Awards three times for her portrayals of strong-willed women and memorably played a scheming baroness in The Sound of Music, has died at 91.
Family friend Richard Gale said Parker died Monday morning due to complications from pneumonia. "She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her children at a medical facility near her home in Palm Springs," Gale added.
Parker was nominated for Oscars in 1950, 1951 and 1955, but then saw her career begin to wane in the early 1960s. Her last memorable role came in 1965's The Sound of Music, in which her character loses Christopher Plummer to Julie Andrews.
"Eleanor Parker was and is one of the most beautiful ladies I have ever known," said Plummer in a statement. "Both as a person and as a beauty. I hardly believe the sad news for I was sure she was enchanted and would live forever."
Originally posted 12/09/2013 06:00PM
The hot-tempered Hell’s Kitchen star takes on the lovable, unintelligible Muppet in a new “Muppisode” web video
Originally posted 12/09/2013 05:30PM
The star is sporting a new lustrous, chin-length cut
Originally posted 12/09/2013 05:00PM
Ben Affleck has one person to thank for his recent slew of successful films: his wife, Jennifer Garner.
In a new interview with Playboy, Affleck, 41, says Garner, also 41, helped provide him with a stable home that separated him from a string of unsuccessful films and being tabloid fodder following his relationship with Jennifer Lopez.
"My wife was definitely around then," says Affleck. "Getting to know her, falling in love with her and being connected with her gave me a foundation to reach out and say, 'Okay, I'm going to do Hollywoodland. I'm going to direct Gone Baby Gone,' " Affleck said. "Those were the steps forward I needed to put positive stuff on the board."
Originally posted 12/09/2013 04:45PM
On Saturday, Kerry Washington attended film and television producer Jennifer Klein's annual holiday party in Los Angeles.
Wearing a black, fitted dress with her hair pulled back the Scandal actress arrived around 10 p.m. at the Evian sponsored event with her costars, Scott Foley and Katie Lowes.
Originally posted 12/09/2013 04:20PM
Another British boy band member has traded in the single life for a new fiancée. The Wanted's Siva Kaneswaran has proposed to his girlfriend of six years, shoe designer Nareesha McCafferey, a rep confirms to PEOPLE.
"I found out Nareesha was planning a surprise party on my birthday with her family so I thought [it was] perfect," Kaneswaran tells the U.K.'s Hello! magazine. "I'd bought the ring months before I'd been trying to figure out the right time."
And then Kaneswaran flipped the script on McCafferey's birthday party plans.
"I said to her I wanted a present I would always remember this year by ... for you to be my wife," he said. "It was like a military operation to plan the proposal. I couldn’t even tell the other boys in the band in case they blew the surprise."
Originally posted 12/09/2013 04:00PM
Two is an exciting age for children. By this stage of development, most toddlers are learning how to play with blocks, ride tricycles, and jump off of things. Or, if they're this amazing kid, they're making impossible basketball shots look ridiculously easy.
Two-year-old Titus Ashby originally came to the Internet's attention in February (almost half his lifetime ago) when the first video of his amazing trick shots gained more than 13 million views. Since then, little Titus has released several more videos, battled Kobe Bryant and been hit in the face on Fox & Friends. Ouch. (No worries, folks, he's fine.)
Originally posted 12/09/2013 03:40PM
Lamar Odom reached a plea agreement in his DUI case, receiving three years of probation and agreeing to attend a three-month alcohol-education program.
An attorney for Khloé Kardashian's troubled husband appeared in Superior Court in Van Nuys, Calif., on Monday to enter a no-contest plea on Odom's behalf, according to the Los Angeles City Attorney's Ofice.
Odom, 34, who wasn't required to be in court, also will pay $1,800 in fines and penalties.
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