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Maria Menounos Preps for 'Inevitable Win' at Celebrity Football Game | Maria Menounos

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Maria Menounos Preps for 'Inevitable Win' at Celebrity Football Game

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.

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Krysten Ritter Models Hair After Pal Nina Dobrev | Krysten Ritter

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Krysten Ritter Models Hair After Pal Nina Dobrev

Originally posted 01/14/2013 09:00AM

Krysten Ritter got into the Golden Globes spirit a little early.

The Don't Trust the B---- star made her way to Nine Zero One salon in West Hollywood for some VIP hair and beauty treatment before heading to a chic pre-Globes event on Saturday.

Starting with her hair at the shop's Colgate Optic White Beauty Bar, co-sponsored by Joico, the actress opted for a "braided up-do to show off her gown that evening," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "After seeing a photo of her good friend Nina Dobrev, Krysten asked for a copycat look."

When it came time for beauty, Ritter went for something much more subtle, requesting a look that was "au naturel," the observer says.

Ritter, who the source says "was in a really good mood and excited about the night," chatted with a fellow salon-goer about surfing and snowboarding.

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Nina Dobrev Tried to Fight Her Feelings for Costar Ian Somerhalder

Nina Dobrev Tried to Fight Her Feelings for Costar Ian Somerhalder

Originally posted 09/04/2012 05:00PM

Temptation is tough – just ask Nina Dobrev.

The Vampire Diaries star, 23, went into filming CW's hit series with every intention of keeping things strictly business. Instead, she ended up with a boyfriend: costar Ian Somerhalder, 33.

"The first time I was on the cover of Seventeen, the cover line said, 'Nina: Why she wouldn't date any of her costars,' " she recalls to the magazine in its October issue. "And then cut to two years later ... it's funny that I said that."

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Nina Dobrev: Help Find a Home for These Kittens! | Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev: Help Find a Home for These Kittens!

Originally posted 06/04/2012 05:00PM

Life is imitating art for Nina Dobrev.

Like her Vampire Diaries character Elena Gilbert, she's fallen for two brothers – but these siblings need forever homes and the actress is trying to help.

"The other brothers that I'm torn between... Like Elena's, they've stolen my heart," she Tweeted Sunday, sharing a photo of two kittens. "One is energetic, the other is a cuddler and they both need love – email me at ninascats2adopt@yahoo.com if you want a kitten!"

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PHOTO: Nina Dobrev and Her Mom Pose for a Got Milk Ad

Nina Dobrev and Her Mom Pose for a Got Milk Ad

Originally posted 05/10/2012 04:00PM

Gearing up for Mother's Day on Sunday, Nina Dobrev and her mom Michaela paired up for Got Milk?'s latest ad.

Posing with the campaign's signature white mustache, the mother-daughter duo are showing off their pearly whites in a kitchen, while surrounded by blueberry pancakes.

The photo is part of the "Like Her, Like Me," program launch, which celebrates the power of positive influence and special moments shared by mothers and daughters.

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Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev Master the Art of Sneaky PDA in Bel Air | Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev

Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev Master the Art of Sneaky PDA in Bel Air

Originally posted 04/24/2012 06:00AM

Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev arrived separately and refused to pose together on the red carpet when the Vampire Diaries actor hosted The Influence Affair, an environmental benefit, at a private home in Bel Air, Calif., on Saturday – but that didn't mean the private twosome stayed apart for long.

"They sat together at dinner, and when Ian noticed Nina was shivering, he offered her his blazer to keep her warm," an onlooker tells PEOPLE of the event, co-sponsored by VeeV. "There was no overt PDA, but there was a certain lovey way about how they looked at each other."

Following a show by graffiti artist Erik Wahl, the pair quietly slipped away for a little one-on-one time during a tour of the mansion where the event was held.

"They were holding hands during the tour," the source says. "They seemed very close and comfortable together."
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Joseph Kony: Why Celebs Are Tweeting About Him

Originally posted 03/08/2012 01:30PM



The film KONY 2012 premiered Monday March 5, at 12 p.m. PST. By noon Thursday, more than 35 million views had registered on YouTube.

With the help of Facebook and Twitter, Jason Russell's documentary has even captured the attention of celebrities including Ryan Gosling, Rihanna, Oprah and Justin Bieber.

The slickly produced 30-minute video follows Russell's efforts since 2006 to raise awareness around the world about Uganda's guerrilla leader Joseph Kony, whose terrifying actions have landed him the top spot of the International Criminal Court's most wanted list. Kony's rebel group has kidnapped thousands of children, turning the boys into child soldiers and the girls into sex slaves.

In a determination to "make Kony a household name," so that Uganda military can find and arrest him, Russell has met with key politicians and his Invisible Children campaign has targeted 20 "culture-makers," including Tim Tebow, Angelina Jolie, Ryan Seacrest and Taylor Swift.

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The Vampire Diaries Returns! Which Salvatore Brother Would You Choose?

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The Vampire Diaries Returns! Which Salvatore Brother Would You Choose?

Originally posted 09/10/2010 05:00AM

Picking up right where season 1 left off, The Vampire Diaries returned with a vengeance Thursday as Katherine (Nina Dobrev) managed to immediately insert herself between a barely united Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder).

After realizing he had kissed Katherine and not Elena, Damon felt the sting of Elena's rejection when she told him she wasn't surprised he would make a move on her, but was surprised he thought she'd ever reciprocate. Feeling hurt, Damon fell into old habits, resisting the urge to kill Katherine the next time they met and instead, passionately throwing himself at her. But their reunion proved short-lived when Damon asked her to finally pick just one Salvatore brother, and Katherine chose Stefan, saying she never loved Damon and it was Stefan she came back for.

Never one to give up without a fight, a drunken Damon later surprised Elena in her bedroom and attempted to convince her that there was something between them, even managing to plant a kiss. But echoing Katherine's sentiments from earlier that night, Elena also chose Stefan, saying he would always be the one for her.

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