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Swipe Right on Celebrities with Tinder's New Verified Profiles | Lindsay Lohan

UpdatePosted 03/13/2014 12:25PM

Swipe Right on Celebrities with Tinder's New Verified Profiles

Originally posted 03/12/2014 12:00PM

As if the rich and famous didn't have enough problems, now they're running into trouble on dating apps: Civilians who come upon their profiles naturally assume they're fake, leading to heartbreak and rejection for some of the most vulnerable stars.

Fortunately, Tinder CEO Sean Rad has a solution: As he explained to The Hollywood Reporter, the hookup app will soon begin rolling out verified profiles for celebrities, similar to the way "key individuals" confirm they are real on Twitter.

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Why Ben Affleck Plans to Live on $1.50 a Day

Ben Affleck to Live in Extreme Poverty – on $1.50 a Day

Originally posted 04/24/2013 09:05AM

Ben Affleck plans to live on $1.50 a day – and he wants you to join him.

While the Oscar winner could certainly afford much more, Affleck is joining other celebrities to shine a light on poverty through the Global Poverty Project's Live Below the Line campaign. That figure represents the extreme poverty line in the U.S. as estimated by the World Bank.

Affleck Tweeted of his efforts: "1.4 billion people live on less the $1.50/day. I'm joining Live #BelowTheLine on behalf of @easterncongo. Will you?" He plans to feed himself on $1.50 for one day, following in the footsteps of other celebrities who have joined the cause to raise awareness of issues of inequality and poverty around the world.

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Michael J. Fox's Standing O & More! Readers Tweet Top 3 Emmy Moments | Michael J. Fox

Emmys: People.com Readers Pick Their Favorite Moments!

Originally posted 09/24/2012 10:45AM

People.com compiled our top 5 favorite funny moments from the Emmys last night – and asked you for yours.

Here's a sampling of what you Tweeted kept you laughing (and crying) during the show.

1. Michael J. Fox Gets a Standing Ovation
In addition to the LOL moments, there was an incredibly touching one, too, when Michael J. Fox took the stage to present and drew a thundering standing ovation from his peers.

"Steady as a rock!" the actor, who's been battling Parkinson's Disease for two decades, told the crowd from the stage.

"The standing ovation for Michael J Fox give me chills, goosebumps and tears. best moment by far #emmymoment," Marla Merchut Tweeted.

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Guess Who Is Joining The Office! | Josh Groban

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Josh Groban Will Spend a Day at The Office

Originally posted 08/19/2011 10:15AM

James Spader isn't the only big name heading to Dunder Mifflin.

Josh Groban will make an appearance on the upcoming eighth season of The Office as the brother of Ed Helms's character, a cappella crooner Andy Bernard (no word on whether the Bernard brothers will perform a duet).

Groban, 30, will appear in an episode about Andy's family coming to Scranton for a visit. Their parents, it was previously announced, will be played by No Ordinary Family's Stephen Collins and E.T. mom Dee Wallace.

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Josh Groban: Emma Stone Tastes Like Cherries | Emma Stone, Josh Groban

Josh Groban: Emma Stone Tastes Like Cherries

Originally posted 07/27/2011 02:55PM

Josh Groban's first taste of the movie industry tasted like … cherries?

While filming Crazy, Stupid, Love, his big-screen debut, the crooner ditched his nice-guy persona to play Emma Stone's bad-boy boyfriend – a comedic role that came with a little romance.

"After one of our scenes, the directors said, 'This is feeling a little goofy. Let's try this with a kiss at the end,' " the freshly minted actor, 30, tells GQ magazine. "And I thought, 'Holy s---! I've never kissed on-camera before. What do I have to do? I didn't take that class in college.' "

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Josh Groban's New Fans: A Sleepy Seal and Giant Turtle | Josh Groban

Josh Groban's New Fans: A Sleepy Seal and Giant Turtle

Originally posted 07/26/2011 01:30PM

Touring the world for the next five months, singer Josh Groban is making the most of every minute. Prior to his July 26 performance in Boston, the crooner made the perfect pit stop at the New England Aquarium!

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Hear Two Brand New Josh Groban Songs! | Josh Groban

Hear Two Brand New Josh Groban Songs!

Originally posted 10/13/2010 12:00PM

There's a first time for everything – and for Josh Groban that means tackling a Portuguese-language song on his brand new album, Illuminations.

"Voce Existe Em Mim (You Exist in Me)," features an all-girl drum corp and sensuous strings – and PEOPLE.com has an exclusive first listen of the song.

In that spirit of trying new things, Groban wrote or co-wrote 11 of the 13 songs on Illuminations, making the album, due out Nov. 15, one of his most deeply personal yet.

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Katy Perry & Josh Groban: Not Dating | Josh Groban, Katy Perry

Katy Perry & Josh Groban: Not Dating

Originally posted 03/24/2009 06:55PM

Katy Perry and Josh Groban may sound like a perfect couple, but the two singers are not romantically involved, according to his rep.

"Josh and Katy are very close friends and hang out, but they are not a couple," Groban's rep, Luke Burland, tells PEOPLE in response to rumors of a relationship between the two.

Perry, who split with Travis McCoy in January, is currently touring her One of the Boys record. Groban, who is working on a new album, attended her Los Angeles show in February.

Filed Under: Josh Groban, Katy Perry
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Inside the All-Star MusiCares Tribute to Neil Diamond | Neil Diamond

Inside the All-Star MusiCares Tribute to Neil Diamond

Originally posted 02/07/2009 02:00PM

The night was a tribute to Neil Diamond, but it was Jennifer Hudson's moving take on his 1969 hit "Holly Holy" that brought down the house.

Wearing a gold jacket and black satin pantsuit, Hudson – backed by three singers – was serious and soulful in her powerful performance, which drew cheers from the audience three times during the song, especially when she hit high notes with a lot of vibrato.

The Los Angeles Convention Center audience of more than 1,500 immediately rose to its feet in a standing ovation as she mouthed the words "thank you" and took a small bow. As she looked up and saw the entire room standing and clapping, a look of genuine surprise came over her face, and her mouth fell open. She again mouthed the words "thank you," and waved to the crowd in appreciation.

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Josh Groban: Coffee & Nick at Nite Helped with Emmy Performance

Originally posted 09/22/2008 12:05PM

Josh Groban condensed 60 years of television history into four minutes, performing a medley of beloved TV show themes – and even changing his voice with each tune – on the Emmy Awards Sunday night.

But how did the singer pull off the marathon performance?

"A lot of rehearsal and a lot of coffee," Groban said backstage at the PEOPLE photobooth, as he received congratulations from passersby.

"I delved into my childhood and even before my childhood," Groban, 27, said of the medley, which wove together iconic themes from Friends, The Jeffersons, Happy Days and many more.

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