You know, I probably won’t make any friends by saying this, but I’m going to say it anyway because, well, that’s how I roll ….. I had sympathy for Fantasia Barrino until I read the full statement released by her manager today. The statement, which was released in response to reports that Fantasia had been hospitalized following a drug overdose suicide attempt, starts off innocently enough – with pretty blatant accusations of lying and explanations of inconsistencies – but then it takes a turn and ends up being a shameless plug for Fantasia’s new album. There... 

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Portia de Rossi is taking the plunge. Again. The actress, who has been married to funny lady Ellen DeGeneres since August 15, 2008 has decided that the time has come to legally change her name. The papers [see them via ET Online HERE] filed with the Los Angeles County Superior Court, state that Portia wants to change her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres. The hearing for Portia de Rossi’s name change will take place this September. [source] Image Source Portia de Rossi changing her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres: Good Idea. Levi Johnston running for Mayor of Wasilla,... 

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Dear Parents Television Council: Get over yourself. There are worse things on television you should be worrying about – like Fox News! Just sayin’. Besides, why are you letting your young children watch TV at 8:30pm on a school night? Don’t they have homework? Love, Hilary The Parents Television Council is up in arms over William Shatner’s new CBS sitcom “$#*! my dad says”, based on the Twitter account quips of the same name. The Council sent 340 letters to companies that advertise on TV urging them to keep their distance from the TV show unless the title is changed;... 

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For Immediate Release: James Holzier is acquiring plenty of honors as he is named as among the Hottest Rising Actors in Hollywood. Australian tabloids Girl Power Magazine and Femail.com.au have named him in their list of hottest rising actors. Brooke Hunter of the magazine wrote, “this break out star is ready to explode.” Holzier was on the list of most popular male celebrities emerging by Fandango.com as well as in the pages of a slew of other magazines. James has two stellar projects coming up which include the law thriller Playing the Card, and the much talked about Live-For-Us.... 

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On this day in 1984, Prince’s “Purple Rain” album went to #1 and stayed there for 6 months. It has been a huge part of music history ever since. From Wikipedia: Purple Rain is regularly ranked among the best albums in rock music history. Time magazine ranked it the 15th greatest album of all time in 1993, and it placed 18th on VH1′s Greatest Rock and Roll Albums of All Time countdown. Rolling Stone magazine ranked it the second-best album of the 1980s and 72nd on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Zounds magazine ranked it the 18th greatest album... 

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The truth shall set you free. Or destroy your life and ruin you forever. It’s a thin line, really – one that Tina Murray expertly walks again and again in her novel A Chance to Say Yes. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book with so many secrets and twists; it certainly kept me on my toes. It seemed that for every secret revealed there were two more hiding in the wings; each secret bigger than the one before but not as big as the next one yet to come. The book has a great soap opera feel to it, which I surprisingly found quite entertaining. I say surprisingly because even... 

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Q: When I write short stories, I often find myself struggling to come up with just the right name for each character. Heston Demming and Poppy Talbot are great names; do you have a special method when naming your characters? A: Thanks, Hilary. I don’t have a method, but I do consider a few things when naming characters. For example, I like names that are easy to read phonetically. In real life, you often see Heston’s last name spelled Deming. I chose to add an extra consonant to make the name more reader-friendly. Readers, wondering how the name is pronounced, might stumble... 

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