Looking fierce, Tyra! Miz Banks posed for a photo shoot in New York City on Monday, lounging in Madison Square Park and even rolling in some fall foliage. The shoot was a promo for "The Tyra Show," airing Tuesday on the CW. You go, girl!
He's cute and cuddly, but until Monday 4-month-old Alex Lange was considered too chubby for insurance.
The Colorado baby was denied health care coverage because he tipped the scales at 17 pounds and measures 25 inches.
"We can't put him on the Atkins diet or on a treadmill," said Alex's father, Bernie Lange, a part-time news anchor for KKCO-TV in Grand Junction, Colo.
News reports made Alex the poster baby for national… Continue
Shauna Sand is trying to block the release of a hardcore sex tape she made but says wasn't supposed to be released.
The former Playboy model admitted to TMZ.com that the video does exist and that Vivid Entertainment, which acquired the video via a third party, has no right to distribute it. She said she would fight the Oct. 19 release of the DVD.
Vivid.com, however, has already launched a page with clips of Sand and an unidentified man… Continue
Owners of Sidekick phones may have lost all the personal info they put on the device - including contact numbers - because of the failure of high-tech computer servers that stored the data.
The incident is a huge blow to the reputation of the Sidekick and is a reminder of the dangers of trusting a single provider to safeguard personal files.
The phones are made by a Microsoft subsidiary and sold by T-Mobile USA. The companies said many… Continue
VH1's well-deserved salute to pioneer hip-hop label Def Jam turns into a good show that might be an even better documentary.
Taped last month at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, VH1's sixth annual "Hip Hop Honors" devotes the whole evening to New York's Def Jam, with major rappers and R&B stars performing some of the tracks that made the label famous and influential.
It also also made founders Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons… Continue
Soulja Boy Tell'em hasn't said much about his recent arrest just outside of Atlanta. But on Sunday, after performing at the BET Hip-Hop Awards at the Atlanta Civic Center the previous night, the 19-year-old rapper finally opened up about what he was doing in a dark backyard in Henry County, Georgia, last Wednesday when cops rolled up.
"Releasing the music video for 'Gangsta Muzik' later on tonight," Soulja Boy tweeted. "This is the video shoot I… Continue
The BET Hip-Hop Awards ended Saturday night, but the afterparties in Atlanta lasted well into Monday morning. Diddy and his girls in Dirty Money had been doing radio promo and headlining clubs all weekend long, and the trio ended their Hotlanta excursion at one of the most popular night… Continue
Fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld is defending the use of rail-thin models to sell clothes.
Indeed, the 76-year-old German designer says no one wants to look at plus-size women on the runway, according to the New Zealand Herald.
"Fat mummies sit there in front of the television with their chip packets and say skinny models are ugly," Lagerfeld said in an interview with Focus… Continue
PITTSBURGH — A suburban Pittsburgh man slept soundly as his home caught on fire and partially collapsed.
It wasn't until firefighters did a walk-through of the home more than two hours later that he woke up.
Ross Township Fire Marshal John Reubi says he was "flabbergasted" that anyone survived the blaze. It broke out around 2:40 a.m. Sunday and was reported by a passer-by.
Firefighters were initially unable to search for… Continue
Mike Tyson doesn't want to know how his little "angel" died.
The former heavyweight champ said "my first instinct was a lot of rage" after his 4-year-old daughter Exodus was killed in a freak accident.
"If I know, then there might be a blame for it," Tyson said Monday in an emotional interview on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." "If somebody's to blame for it, there will be a problem."
Tyson said he's tried to not dwell on the… Continue
Recent DNA tests prove that Jude Law is the baby daddy of a 24-year-old model's daughter.
After the test results were revealed, the 36-year-old actor apologized to his family for a brief fling with brunette beauty Samantha Burke, reports London’s Daily Mail.
Upon receiving favorable reviews highlighting his Broadway debut as Hamlet last week, Law admitted to his ex-wife Sadie Frost that Sophia, who was born on Sept. 22, is his… Continue
Lady Gaga had an unusual opening act over the weekend: President Barack Obama.
The songstress performed at the Human Rights Campaign dinner in Washington D.C. on Saturday Night, but not before the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Prez could get a laugh from the crowd.
"It is a privilege to be here tonight to open for Lady Gaga. I've made it," the President told the crowd, according to E! Online.
And for this performance the 23-year-old Gaga left her usual… Continue
Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey is being sued more than $316,000 by a former flight attendant on her private jet.
Corrine Gehrls, 39, claims she was fired after false allegations that she had sex on board with chief pilot Terry Pansing, 57, back in June while the star and other passengers slept, reports London’s Daily Mail.
The recently-filed lawsuit alleges that Myron Gooch, a flight attendant, and Kirby Bumpus, the daughter of… Continue
On Saturday night, NY rapper JR Writer was shot. Reports are still sketchy but word is that he was ambushed by a group of goons and was lucky to escape with his life.
We have confirmed that JR is in good shape and he’s expected to make a full recovery from the shooting.
No word yet on who did it, or whether the streets (or police) have any… Continue
BET picked up a second season of the Tiny & Toya's show and they're looking to start shooting immediately.
According to our snitches, the producers want to film as many episodes of the show before T.I. gets let out of prison.
Why? Well because MediaTakeOut.com has been told that T.I. hates the way the show makes his fiance Tiny look. And that once he's out, he's going to do everything in his power to end production of the… Continue
A "disaster" of an experiment to streamline the Bronx courts has led to a log jam that's delaying justice in hundreds of cases.
The backlog is so severe that the number of felony cases brought to trial annually has plunged by half over the last five years.
A 2004 merger of the criminal courts has crippled the system with delays, scheduling conflicts and overburdened judges, lawyers on all sides say.