06:21 AM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 06/03/2013 12:25PM
Cyndi Lauper has plenty to celebrate – and she's not doing it alone.
Not only is the singer-songwriter Tony-nominated for her critically acclaimed score to the best-musical contender Kinky Boots, but she's also marking the 30th anniversary of the monster hit that first put her on the map, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," which she released in 1983.
To celebrate? She was totally surprised by the Kinky Boots ensemble. After quietly securing permission from Lauper's manager and her record company, Sony Music, they assembled this performance music video (see below) of Lauper's signature number.
"It's so sweet, I'm crying," Lauper, 59, during a quick break from rehearsal Monday, told PEOPLE of her reaction to what was done – and about those who participated. She first saw the video Sunday night, before it was posted to YouTube.
Originally posted 04/01/2013 10:30AM
So many Drakes, so little time.
Rosie O'Donnell got herself into a hilarious Twitter mix-up on Tuesday when she Tweeted her appreciation of actor Drake Bell – who is competing on the diving show, Splash.
"Drake is cute ... Nice muscles," she wrote.
Originally posted 03/11/2013 11:25AM
Not so fast.
Following last week's news that original co-host Joy Behar will be leaving The View, along with rumors that Brooke Shields will be coming aboard to replace Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Barbara Walters attempted to set the record straight on Monday's program.
Walters, who made her entrance at the top of the show on Hasselbeck's arm, looked at the camera and said she wished to address "a particularly false story." She said that reports that Hasselbeck's opposing political views, as expressed on the show, were not forcing her removal.
"We love Elisabeth," said Walters, who also said that the others appreciate her political differences, too.
Originally posted 01/17/2013 12:00PM
The comedian gives fans an intimate glimpse of her baby bliss
Originally posted 01/09/2013 05:45PM
The comedian welcomed daughter Dakota – her first child with wife Michelle Rounds – on Saturday, her rep confirms to PEOPLE
Originally posted 11/03/2012 05:10PM
What a year!
While the nation moved through an economically challenging election year, Hollywood kept things interesting by focusing on everything from engagements and divorces to babies and bikinis.
Here, in descending order of popularity, were the biggest PEOPLE.com news stories of 2012.
Originally posted 11/12/2012 04:15PM
On Friday, filming for her new TV show Bomb Girls couldn't wrap soon enough for Rosie O'Donnell, who was eager to go home to her newest family member.
"Leaving toronto – heading home to meet my new puppy – see my wife and kids –," she wrote on Twitter. "I am so happy and I love feeling so good #gratitudealways."
The comedian and her family welcomed a 4-month old teacup Yorkie named Binky, who has no doubt helped ease the loss of their dog, Nicky, who died last month from old age.
Binky joins the family's two other dogs: playful Roxy and Missy, who is still warming to the idea of having a new pup in the house.
Originally posted 10/24/2012 02:50PM
Rosie O'Donnell could have died when she suffered a heart attack earlier this year, and she now says that deciding not to call 911 was a nearly fatal choice.
"I said to Michelle, 'I think this could be a heart attack,' " O'Donnell, 50, says, referring to her wife Michelle Rounds, on the The Dr. Oz Show airing Thursday. "She says, 'I'm going get you some aspirin.' By chance, three days before, [Michelle] had purchased Bayer Women's Aspirin. I chewed them, and then I fell asleep. But then I did not call 911, and I should have."
O'Donnell says she later learned that women often don't reach out for help during a heart attack. "Fifty percent of women, while having heart attacks and suspecting they're having heart attacks, do not call 911," she says. "It was the stupidest decision I ever made in my life."
Originally posted 10/18/2012 12:00PM
Since Rosie O'Donnell told PEOPLE she wants to buy a new house for the stars of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, matriarch Mama June has said her family doesn't need a new house but sure could use some renovations on their McIntyre, Ga., abode.
"We're in! Are you kidding me? Of course," O'Donnell – who compared the show's 7-year-old star, Alana Thompson, to Shirley Temple – told PEOPLE Monday at her Annual Building Dreams for Kids Gala to benefit Rosie's Theater Kids.
And she insisted she'd head to Georgia herself to help do the work.
"They do that Extreme Makeover show – hello! I will call David Zaslav [President and CEO of Discovery Communications] when I get home. I will say [the family is] very into an addition, maybe we get Home Depot to chip in, and we make it the Christmas special: Rosie O'Donnell and Honey Boo Boo's Renovation."
Originally posted 10/15/2012 03:05PM
Rosie O'Donnell is mourning a beloved family member.
Nicky, a Lab mix adopted from an animal shelter 13 years ago, died from old age.
"RIP NICKY O BOY – [our] miami born rescue dog – loyal smart nearly perfect for over a dozen years," O'Donnell, 50, Tweeted Friday.
The comedian, who recently suffered a heart attack that nearly killed her, told PEOPLE that the dog was a protective presence in her family, which includes new wife Michelle Rounds, and children Parker, 17, Chelsea, 15, Blake, 12, and Vivienne, 9.
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