02:52 PM EDT 04/29/2013
Originally posted 04/28/2013 12:45PM
If only every internship ended with a television career.
After starting out as "Ross the Intern" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Ross Mathews went from fan to famous face. Now he's a fixture on Chelsea Handler's Chelsea Lately and on the red carpet as a correspondent for E!.
In his new book Man Up! (available May 7), Mathews shares a number of humorous anecdotes about his life on-and off-camera.
Here are four hilarious revelations from Mathews's new book.
Originally posted 02/25/2013 02:55PM
It was a great night for music at the Academy Awards on Sunday – particularly for the ladies.
But who really knocked it out of the park?
Jennifer Hudson's performance of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" brought the audience to its feet, while Barbra Streisand delivered a wonderful tribute to Marvin Hamlisch with her rendition of "The Way We Were."
Originally posted 02/20/2013 07:00PM
Strike up the band, for Sunday night's Oscars promise to be very musical.
In the most detailed preview yet of what is to be expected – and what isn't – the 85th annual Academy Awards producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron tell Deadline.com that their special tribute to the resurgence of movie musicals in the past decade will star Les Misérables nominees Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway with costars Russell Crowe, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tevit, Samantha Barks, and Helena Bonham Carter; Dreamgirls Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson; and Chicago winner Catherine Zeta-Jones.
"What we don't want to do is play it safe," says Zadan about the show in general, admitting – repeatedly – that the job of producing it is "enormous."
Originally posted 02/07/2013 08:20AM
PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive, Channing Tatum, will make his debut on the Academy Awards stage this month as one of four newly announced special guests who are joining the Feb. 24 broadcast.
Oscar winner Charlize Theron, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe are the other three actors who will make special appearances, producers said Thursday.
The four join a list of previously announced Oscar presenters, including Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Octavia Spencer, Meryl Streep and Mark Wahlberg.
Originally posted 01/30/2013 01:30PM
How's this for a generational gap?
This year's Grammy and Oscar ceremonies will feature top performers from two very different times. For the first time in four years, Justin Timberlake will appear onstage at the Grammy Awards with a live performance, according to Rolling Stone. Two weeks later, Barbra Streisand will make her own return to the Oscar stage, performing there for the second time.
Timberlake, 31, recently released a new single, "Suit and Tie." His upcoming album, The 20/20 Experience, drops March 19, and he'll put on his first show in four years at a Feb. 2 Super Bowl event, Rolling Stone reports.
Originally posted 08/21/2012 06:45AM
Phyllis Diller used to say that freckles were kisses from the sun. Then, noting her own spotted complexion, she'd look skyward and wisecrack, "All right, lover. Enough!"
It wasn't just the sun that loved Phyllis Diller, who died at her Brentwood home Monday at the age of 95. Her fans spanned generations and also included the top names in the business she fought so hard to break into – and then remained, to elicit gales of laughter for more than 50 years.
"What she accomplished was something I don't think younger people can even grasp," Kathy Griffin, 51, told PEOPLE on Monday.
Originally posted 05/17/2012 06:45PM
Following the sad news on Thursday that disco legend Donna Summer lost her battle with cancer, celebrity fans have expressed their appreciation for the singer.
"So shocking to hear about the passing of Donna Summer," Aretha Franklin said in a statement. "In the '70s, she reigned over the disco era and kept the disco jumping. Who will forget, 'Last Dance?' [She was] a fine performer and a very nice person."
Barbra Streisand said she was "shocked" to hear about the death of Summer, 63, who never let on to the public that she was so sick.
Originally posted 04/26/2012 10:45AM
Barbra Streisand enjoyed a 70th birthday party to remember in Malibu, Calif., on Tuesday night, celebrating with close friends and enjoying a performance by her favorite singer, Johnny Mathis.
The legendary actress and singer was joined at Taverna Tony by about 80 guests, including John Travolta, Warren Beatty, Pierce Brosnan and Keely Smith, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, her stepson Josh Brolin and Diane Lane, Kenny G and Donna Karan.
The group dined on traditional Greek food, including hummus dip, Greek peasant salad, homemade veal sausages, chicken breast souvlaki and roast baby lamb.
"It was an intimate magical event with only very close friends, people I've known and loved more than 20 years," Streisand tells PEOPLE. "The highlight of the evening was my son's film that he made for me. People kept asking, 'Who is that singing?' And when I said it was Jason, everyone was blown away by the beauty and soulfulness of his voice. Quincy Jones wanted to sign him on the spot."
Originally posted 02/14/2011 07:00AM
Every year before the Grammys, one artist is honored as MusiCares's Person of the Year. This year, the honor went to Barbra Streisand, who also performed at Sunday's Grammy Awards.
While stars and music industry insiders gathered at the Los Angeles Convention Center to honor Streisand, the evening was marked by plenty of food and loving performances, including tributes by Glee's Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison, Faith Hill and Kristin Chenoweth, among others.
Before the concert began, though, assembled guests sat down for a three course dinner (see full menu above), which began with a beet salad, topped with dried figs and an orange sesame dressing.
For the second course, diners enjoyed anise braised beef short ribs and a mushroom-stuffed chicken breast, as well as a multigrain pilaf.
Originally posted 08/05/2010 06:40PM
Jennifer Aniston's amazing transformation into Barbra Streisand has caught the attention of none other than the Funny Girl herself.
"I was very flattered that Jennifer Aniston chose to interpret my style with the photos in Harper's Bazaar," Streisand, 68, says on her Web site.
So much so that the Oscar winner and Grammy-winning singer posted her own set of look-alike photos of the two stars, which shows them each lying on their sides with their heads resting on their left hand.
Aniston, 41, who paid homage to her idol in the fashion magazine's September issue, is "a delightful person," says Streisand. "I think she did a wonderful job."
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