Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Larry King: 'I Want Ryan Seacrest to Replace Me'

CNN's retiring talk show staple Larry King doesn't really think he can be replaced, but if anyone were to fill his shoes, he told "Extra" he thinks "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest would be a good choice.

"I love Ryan. He's very intelligent, but I need to have a fiery political discussion with him first," King said.

There have been rumors "America's Got Talent" judge Piers Morgan might take over King's vacated spot, but the veteran newsman isn't in the loop. "I don't know Piers Morgan. I've never seen him work, but I hear he's very good."

As for his final guests on the show, King came up with a pretty far-fetched wish list. "I'd like to interview Bin Laden and Bernie Madoff. People are interested in evil," he laughed.

Some of King's favorite real interviews, however, have included Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcom X, but he says his most extraordinary interview was with Nelson Mandela. "He is the most amazing person, to have gone through so much and be capable of being so forgiving."

One thing is for sure -- leaving the show will give him time to spend with his family. "My wife is really happy, she didn't like the restrictions I had with CNN." King will be able to catch more of his two young sons' baseball games, calling the boys his "Little League superstars."

Source: Extra TV

30 Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus & Wife Expecting First Child

Congrats to Rascal Flatts bassist and vocalist Jay DeMarcus and his wife, former Miss Tennessee and TV Personality, Allison, who are anticipating the birth of their first child in January of 2011.

“Allison and I are thrilled about becoming parents,” says Jay. “I am confident Ali will be a wonderful mother because she has done an incredible job raising me over the past six years,” he jokes.

“Jay and I are thrilled to let everyone know we are going to be parents!” adds Allison. “We can’t wait and are ecstatic to share our news.”

Source: gactv.com

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green Are Married

Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green are now officially husband and wife.

The couple got married on June 24, his rep confirms to Usmagazine.com. Green's son, Kassius, 8, was present at the ceremony.

TMZ.com first reported the couple tied the knot at the Four Seasons on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Fox and Green started dating in 2004, but split in February 2009 after a two year engagement. Within a few months they had reconciled and, as Usmagazine.com first reported, Green, 36, popped the question to Fox, 24, for a second time on June 1. The big proposal was thwarted when they accidentally lost the 2-carat sparkler on the beach.

Earlier this year, Megan told Us about preparations for the big day, saying Green would be a hands-on groom: "He is in on the planning. He wants to be!

"We are just even more committed to each other and we always have been. I am more in love with him now than I was in the beginning."

Source: omg.yahoo.com

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Miley's Outfits at Odds With Her Disney Persona

Miley Cyrus ignored critics of her recent risque style choices and performed at Sunday night's MuchMusic Awards wearing less than some people might wear for a day at the beach.

The 17-year-old Disney star wore an itsy-bitsy black monokini as she gyrated through a performance of her hit song "Party in the U.S.A." (which featured a cameo by Justin Bieber), and was just as provocative in a performance of her current, aptly titled single, "Can't Be Tamed."

For that part of the show she wore a white, retro-undergarment-style piece that she paired with high-heeled black booties.

The outfits are the latest in a recent run of edgier looks from the singer, who wore abbreviated hot pants for a Spain concert earlier this month, and a midriff-baring top while in Paris.

Just last week, Cyrus defended her increasingly adult look after she faced criticism about her "Can't Be Tamed" video, which features her dancing provocatively in a cage and wearing a corset.

Miley performing at the Rock in Rio Madrid Festival earlier this month. Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images She explained the professional reason behind her fashion revolution from an innocent, girl-next-door look to a sexier, goth-like style.

She told the Associated Press: "What I'm trying to do is make a point with my record and look consistent, in the way my record sounds and the way I dress."

For Miley, it's all part of being a performer. "We are up there just dressing up; we are just having fun," she said to UsMagazine.com. "It's about the girls and guys who are living their dream playing dress up. But it seems her work persona isn't the only thing driving Miley's fashion choices.

"I work really hard to be fit and to know I can wear whatever makes me feel most comfortable, and I feel most comfortable dressing with a little less. And that's kind of how I've always been, it's just now I'm able to do that a little more freely," Miley said in the Associated Press interview.

"Also I've just grown up to be this way," she added. "This is not me five years ago. This is me now, presently."

Cyrus went with a relatively modest look last week when she performed with Bret Michaels as part of the "Good Morning America" summer concert series, appearing (despite the heat) in ripped black jeans and a black leather jacket. It wasn't something Hannah Montana might wear, but it was arguably more age appropriate than some of her recent skin-baring getups

As the daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus (who plays her dad on the squeaky-clean show "Hannah Montana") as well as a de facto representative of Disney, controversy has dogged Cyrus every time she's seemed to step outside of her wholesome image.

In 2008, she apologized to fans and said she felt "embarrassed" after appearing on the cover of Vanity Fair wrapped only in a white sheet. She faced criticism for pole dancing at the Teen Choice Awards last summer, and again when a video was released in May of a then-16-year-old Cyrus dancing suggestively with an older producer at the wrap party for her film "The Last Song."

Cyrus's latest record, also titled "Can't Be Tamed," comes out today.

Source: omg.yahoo.com

Thursday, June 10, 2010

J. Lo Exclusive: 'Working with Tom Was Amazing!'‏

Extra" recently had an exclusive chat with Jennifer Lopez, and she talked about her MTV Movie Awards experience, dancing with Tom Cruise, for the first time in New York on Thursday. "I'm such a hard worker, and I'm kind of intense about my job. It's great to work with someone who is just as intense and passionate and crazy about getting everything right."

The two started rehearsing for the musical number a month in advance. "[Tom] called me a month before and said, 'I have this idea. I'm doing this thing for the MTV Movie Awards, and I want it to be a surprise.'"

She continued, "I said OK, we'd do a little mash-up of [Ludacris' 'Get Back' and a Lopez's song 'Get Right']. I come out and sing a little and then we dance

Lopez was thoroughly impressed with Cruise's moves. "The thing with that routine is that it is one of the hardest routines. But he did it. He really, really did it. And he did a great job. I was really proud of him."

The actress/singer also wants to clear the air about the recent rumor that she and her husband, Marc Anthony, renewed their wedding vows.

"We didn't. This is an absolute lie," Lopez said. "We just had our anniversary and had some people over to the house." She did add, "Maybe we will one day..."

Source: Extra TV

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

RUMOR: Khloe Kardashian 2 Months Pregnant

Khloe Kardashian is two months pregnant RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.

Her sister Kourtney gave birth to son Mason Dash Disick on December 14, 2009 and Khloe is so in love with the baby that she wanted one of her own!

Khloe married Los Angeles Lakers star Lamar Odom on September 27, 2009.

“Khloe was inspired by Kourtney having a baby,” a source close to the family tells RadarOnline.com. “Lamar is happy and ecstatic” about having a baby with Khloe.

The source tells RadarOnline.com that the family is elated by the news.

“Khloe is having cravings of fruit and ice cream,” the source told RadarOnline.com.

“They’re really happy, but Lamar is a little weary of exposing his baby on TV. He already doesn’t like his life being played out for everyone to see eight months of the year.”

Lamar’s misgivings stem from the fact that Khloe’s pregnancy is sure to be featured on the family’s reality TV show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

So much so, the Kardashian clan has gone into lockdown over our report.

Our sources reveal a cautious Khloe wants to keep the announcement secret until it could be announced on the show — and until she passed through the vital first trimester.

Lamar has two children with Liza Morales, who has been critical of her ex and Khloe in various interviews.

Source: Radar Online

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