05:42 PM EDT 11/29/2013
Originally posted 11/29/2013 10:45AM
One way to keep the drowsiness at bay on Thanksgiving? Just keep dancing!
A hilarious impromptu dance war erupted Thursday on Instagram among several Dancing with the Stars veterans, beginning with a throwdown between Derek Hough and his season 14 partner, Maria Menounos.
Early in the day, Hough, 28, posted a video of himself and his family, including sister Julianne, boogying down to will.i.am's "That Power" while preparing dinner. "The key to a great meal?? Dance while you cook!" he wrote.
Originally posted 09/22/2013 07:55PM
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Originally posted 07/23/2013 06:45AM
Julianne Hough is having the "best birthday ever," according to an Instagram video she posted on July 20.
"I feel so special, I feel so loved," she said. "This is amazing. 25. What is going on?"
The former Dancing With the Stars pro celebrated her quarter-century mark with a big Great Gatsby-style party, which saw her and her pals (including Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev, Maria Menounos and Dallas star Jesse Metcalfe) dressed in their finest flapper fashions.
Originally posted 06/10/2013 04:00PM
Take note, Ryan Seacrest: Julianne Hough has officially moved on.
"I found my soul mate last night," the recently single actress, 24, wrote alongside an Instagram shot of a monkey sitting on her shoulders. "Thanks @mariamenounos78 for throwing such a fun birthday party!"
The cuddly capuchin was just one of the wild guests at Maria Menounos's Saturday luau-themed 35th birthday bash, which came nearly three months after Hough and Seacrest announced their split. The Extra host rang in the milestone year at her L.A. home with a menagerie of animals, including a snake and a parrot, the New York Daily News reported.
Originally posted 05/24/2013 05:00PM
From BBQs to the beach, we've got you covered
Originally posted 02/04/2013 06:00AM
While players for the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers geared up for the biggest day of their year on Sunday, Maria Menounos and a selection of other famous faces got pumped for the annual Celebrity Beach Bowl a day prior.
And Menounos, who speaks often about her competitive nature, already expected her team to have a victory in the bag.
Before they hit the New Orleans field, the Extra co-host "bantered with teammate Michael Strahan about their 'inevitable win,' " a source tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 12/03/2012 03:30PM
Lucky is the homeless dog that crosses Maria Menounos's path.
The Dancing with the Stars alum rescued six dogs just before Thanksgiving – and she's permanently added three of them to her brood of five!
The massive doggy rescue happened last month when Menounos and her boyfriend found three dogs abandoned by the side of a road. They took the pups to a nearby animal shelter hoping they could locate the dog's owners, but instead, they left the shelter with three more poodles and were charged with finding homes for all six.
Originally posted 10/24/2012 06:00AM
Fergie was joined by her mother and a handful of friends when she stopped by The Grove in Los Angeles to make Voli Light vodka cocktails with Maria Menounos last week.
"It doesn't even taste like there is any alcohol in here!" Menounos said after taking a sip of her Créme Bru-LOW cocktail.
While enjoying their drinks, the Extra host grilled Fergie about her next album.
"Fergie talked about she's taking some time to just be 'her' and get inspired that way," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
Before they said goodbye, Fergie complimented Menounos on her abs and physique. They also shared a laugh and parted ways.
– Melody Chiu
Originally posted 09/24/2012 01:15PM
Maria Menounos, Whitney Port, Mena Suvari and Joel Madden are dying for a new look. Literally!
As part of AMC, which airs The Walking Dead, and American Red Cross's joint effort to raise awareness about donating blood, they are among the celebrities who are participating in The American Red Cross Zombie Blood Drive campaign.
Their zombie-fied pictures will run on the air in a public zombie announcement (PZA) on AMC, and online at the network's campaign site, amcgiveblood.com.
Elisabeth Röhm, Jimmy Smits and The Black Keys are also featured in the series.
Originally posted 09/05/2012 05:30PM
For many of us, holidays are a time of celebration, fun, and – gluttony!
Ribs, cheeseburgers, creamy coleslaw, sweet ice tea, and beer. Lots and lots of beer.
For some reason, we have come to define a good party by how rich or heavy the food is and how plentiful the margaritas and daiquiris are. The fact is, you can still have an amazing party while being somewhat healthier and more mindful, if you choose.
This past Labor Day my wife and I celebrated at the home of our dear friends, Extra! host Maria Menounos and her partner Kevin Undergaro.
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