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Originally posted 11/16/2013 10:30AM
Alec Baldwin's new weekly MSNBC talk show was suspended for two episodes after the actor was videotaped using an anti-gay epithet against a photographer during a New York street encounter.
The cable channel didn't specify the reason it yanked Friday night's Up Late with Alec Baldwin from its schedule this week and next, but the decision came the day after the Thursday run-in.
In a statement on MSNBC's website, Baldwin wrote that he "did not intend to hurt or offend anyone with my choice of words, but clearly I have – and for that I am deeply sorry."
Originally posted 11/05/2013 01:50PM
The mayor of Toronto is saying he smoked crack "probably a year ago" when he was in a "drunken stupor."
Rob Ford's admission to reporters Tuesday follows months of accusations during which the embattled mayor refused to step down. The allegations that he had been caught on video smoking crack surfaced in May.
"Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine," Ford told reporters Tuesday outside his office. "There have been times when I've been in a drunken stupor. That's why I want to see the tape. I want everyone in the city to see this tape. I don't even recall there being a tape or video. I want to see the state that I was in."
Police said last week they had obtained a copy of the video.
Originally posted 10/29/2013 03:10PM
Ever since photos of her kissing married Smash director Michael Morris hit the Internet, things have been difficult for Katharine McPhee.
"This is a very hard time for her," a pal of the actress tells PEOPLE. "She's very upset."
Morris has three children with his wife, Welcome to the Family actress Mary McCormack. And McPhee has been separated from her husband Nick Cokas for six months.
Now that the news of her relationship has been made public, the former American Idol sweetheart appears to be at a crossroads.
Originally posted 10/06/2013 09:00AM
Paternity was a much-discussed topic among PEOPLE.com readers this week, with few lacking for a strong opinion.
At the same time, a certain already controversial young pop star further raised blood pressures with her latest remarks.
Here are the five stories that sparked the strongest reactions this week, from happy, sad, laugh out loud, angry and wow.
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Originally posted 10/02/2013 09:45AM
Could Frank Sinatra actually be the biological father of Mia Farrow's handsome son Ronan – whose father was always said to be Woody Allen?
Although no DNA tests were ever done, Ronan, a 25-year-old former Rhodes scholar who bears a striking resemblance to Ol' Blue Eyes, remains close to the late crooner's family, as does Farrow, Vanity Fair reports in its November issue, in an interview with the actress.
Farrow, 68, who was married to Sinatra from 1966 to 1968, admittedly continued a relationship with the music legend while she was involved in a longtime relationship with filmmaker Allen.
Sinatra, who died in 1998, would have been about 72 when Ronan, born in 1987, was conceived.
Asked point blank by Vanity Fair's Maureen Orth whether Ronan could be Sinatra's son, Farrow responds with one word: "Possibly."
Originally posted 09/29/2013 10:00PM
Teresa and Joe Giudice have broken their silence.
Following a fraud indictment last month that left the couple facing fifty years in jail, the Real Housewives of New Jersey stars, who have stayed mum since, opened up to Andy Cohen on Sunday night's episode of Watch What Happens Live.
"It's devastating," Teresa, 41, said in the interview. "I have anxiety and sleepless nights. I used to sleep like a baby, now I get up."
Originally posted 09/13/2013 07:05AM
Lance Armstrong has returned his Olympic bronze cycling medal, the latest fallout from his confession to using performance-enhancing drugs.
Armstrong won the medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. The International Olympic Committee in January vacated the medal Armstrong won in the road time trial. Armstrong Tweeted Thursday that he gave it back and a U.S. Olympic Committee spokesman released a statement confirming its return.
Armstrong's Tweet included a photo of the medal and its blue ribbon along with the message: "The 2000 Bronze is back in possession of @usolympics and will be in Switzerland asap."
Originally posted 09/03/2013 10:00AM
So, what was she thinking?
In her first video interview since her notorious twerking routine at MTV's Video Music Awards on Aug. 25, Miley Cyrus says she wanted to do something people would talk about – not just for days but for years to come.
"Me and Robin [Thicke] the whole time said, 'You know we're about to make history right now,' " Cyrus, 20, says in a video clip recorded last week and obtained by MTV.
Originally posted 08/28/2013 01:20PM
While Lamar Odom's personal life comes under scrutiny – amid allegations of drug abuse and marital problems – his professional life also seems to be taking a turn for the worse.
Odom, who was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2011 and won two NBA championships as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, is currently a free agent at a time when most of the team rosters are already filled.
"It's almost Labor Day weekend and players are starting to return to their teams, and Lamar doesn't have a team," says an NBA insider who knows Odom. "He's gone from making $8.5 million last year to being out of work at this point."
Originally posted 08/27/2013 10:35AM
Robin Thicke, who famously grinded with Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards, gets plenty salacious in his new "Give It 2 U" video as well. But the clip also features a more innocent dancer – his adorable 3-year-old son Julian.
Thicke, 36, goes shirtless in the new video, which features lots of twerking by female dancers along with a foam finger – all reminiscent of his polarizing performance with Cyrus, 20, on Sunday.
But Julian – Robin's son with wife Paula Patton – adds a welcome dose of cuteness by showing off his own dance moves in a little black suit, gold chains and a puffy blonde hairdo.
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