Almanac: Don Ho

On August 13, 1930, the singer and musician - and Hawaii's informal goodwill ambassador - was born.....»»

Category: topSource: cbsnewsAug 13th, 2017

"Project Almanac" Stars Sam Lerner, Allen Evangelista and Virginia Lerner Talk Time Travel

If you could travel through time... what would you do? It's the question we've all pondered at some point. And in "Project Almanac" (which hits DVD and Blu-ray today), five teenagers invent a tim........»»

Category: topSource: starpulseJun 9th, 2015

Donald Trump Jr. & Eric Trump Are Super Jelly Of Jared Kushner!

Jared Kushner has become a prominent, prepubescent voice in Donald Trump's administration — and not everyone is happy about it. Specifically, the president's two eldest sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, who are apparently butthurt their brother-in-law is living his best life in the Washington while they're stuck running the family business in New York! Related: [...] Jared Kushner has become a prominent, prepubescent voice in Donald Trump's administration -- and not everyone is happy about it. Specifically, the president's two eldest sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, who are apparently butthurt their brother-in-law is living his best life in the Washington while they're stuck running the family business in New York! Related: Trump & More React To John McCain Brain Cancer Diagnosis A source close to the family says the Trump boys are envious of Kushner's influential role as POTUS's senior adviser and miss being part of the family fun post-election, explaining to People: "All the attention to Jared is a bit of a sore point and they feel left out of the fun in D.C. They miss being at the center of the action." Awww, is that why Junior lashed out and WikiLeaks'd himself? Ivanka Trump's husband resigned as chief executive of Kushner Companies and as publisher of the Observer in January to become the right-hand manboy of the president. He's been given a big plate in the White House -- taking on criminal justice reform, Middle East peace, and everything in between. But if you ask the Trump boys, they won't be able to tell you why Kushner is getting all the love these days instead of them. The source added: "Don worked on the campaign and Jared gets the big Forbes cover and they make him out to be a big genius, and Don is like, ‘No, I worked on the campaign too!'" While the brothers were very visible and outspoken on the 2016 campaign trail, the 36-year-old Kushner was more of a behind-the-scenes player -- which, in the end, is the type of figure who thrives in the White House. Related: Trump Had Second Secret Meeting With Putin At G20 The family source continues: "During the campaign, the brothers thrived on being the spokespeople and speaking at rallies and being very visible. Jared was able to build much more influence and power by doing exactly the opposite." Makes sense! After all, there's only room for one loud, obnoxious Trump man in the West Wing. Though Don Jr. and Eric may be jelly of their brother-in-law, the source says there is no "outward hostility" toward Kushner -- and although Jared "seems uptight," he's actually "hilarious" once you get to know him! Related: Trump Donors Are Paying Junior's Legal Bills But Ivanka's husband may no longer feel the same way about the Trump boys, especially after getting caught in the fallout of Don Jr.'s dumbass email purge. Along with former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Don Jr. and Kushner are scheduled to testify before the Senate judiciary committee for the June 2016 meeting they attended with Russian officials promising dirt on Hillary Clinton. Don Jr. said he was posting the email chain -- which Kushner and Manafort were copied on -- for "transparency," but the insider says he's caused a whole legal mess to unravel, revealing: "[Don Jr. and Eric] were better off where they were, they bore no responsibility. This now brings Don into the story and attaches him to this negativity." Yup, he definitely needed some attention. [Image via CNN/Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 20th, 2017

George Lucas Says He Sold ‘Star Wars’ To “White Slave Drivers”

Oh boy. It sounds like George Lucas isn’t exactly thrilled with ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ no matter that the film has made over $1 billion in record time. He got honest about why he decided to sell ‘Star Wars’ to Disney and what he thinks of ‘The Force Awakens.’ RELATED: Here are red carpet […] Oh boy. It sounds like George Lucas isn’t exactly thrilled with ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ no matter that the film has made over $1 billion in record time. He got honest about why he decided to sell ‘Star Wars’ to Disney and what he thinks of ‘The Force Awakens.’ RELATED: Here are red carpet pictures from the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ premiere, including a sparkling Lupita Nyong’o, Daisy Ridley, George Lucas and more! George explained how he ended up selling the ‘Star Wars’ franchise (actually all of Lucas Films) to Disney in the first place. I looked at the future, I looked at the fact that I was going to have a baby, I looked at the fact that I was married, and I looked at the fact that I wanted to build a museum, and I looked at the fact that I wanted to make experimental films. So, my life was going on a different track. I noticed the last few movies that I’d made were costing the company a lot of money and I didn’t think that was fair to the people that worked there or the company. So, I made a decision to move ahead on the next Star Wars series and we were starting to do that. “We were working with a writer—it wasn’t quite working out—but I was also…you know, I was also stepping away a little bit and turning things over to Kathy Kennedy.” He was sharing his thoughts about retirement to Disney’s Bob Iger, who told him: ‘If you really want to sell it, we’re very interested.'” That put the sale in motion. I had the story treatments outlined and we were working on scripts. So, I sold it, but I knew when I sold it, I said, ‘I’ve tried to make movies where I step away—Empire and Return of the Jedi—and after about a couple weeks I knew I couldn’t do that. I had to stand over the shoulder of the director, help him, whisper in his ear constantly, ‘No, do this. Do that.’ And be there to help guide it. It was much harder than if I had just directed it myself.” Apparently, however, the idea of George staying involved- or perhaps the ideas he had for the stories- made Disney “a little nervous,” according to the ‘Star Wars’ creator. One of the issues was the first three movies had all kinds of issues. They looked at the stories and they said, ‘We want to make something for that fans.’ I said, ‘All I wanted to do was tell a story of what happened.’ You know, it started here and it went there. It’s all about generations, and it’s about the issues of fathers and sons and grandfathers. It’s a family soap opera. I mean, ultimately. We call it a space opera but people don’t realize it’s actually a soap opera and it’s all about family problems. It’s not about spaceships. They decided they didn’t want to use those stories. They decided they were going to go do their own thing, so I decided, ‘Fine.'” George admitted that Disney wasn’t “that keen to have me involved anyway.” Ouch. So instead he treated the sale like a breakup. At the same time I said, ‘I’m not gonna…If I get in there, I’m just going to cause trouble because they’re not going to do what I want them to do and I don’t have the control do that anymore, and all it would do is muck everything up.’ So I said, ‘OK, I will go my way and let them go their way.’ And it really does come down to a simple rule of life, which is when you break up with somebody, the first rule is no phone calls. The second rule, you don’t go over to their house and drive by to see what they’re doing. The third thing is you don’t show up at their coffee shop or their thing like you’re going to run it. You just say, ‘No! Gone! History! I’m moving forward.’ Because every time you do…something like that, you’re opening the wound again, and it just makes it harder for you. You have to put it behind you, and it’s a very, very hard thing to do. But you have to just cut it all off and say, ‘OK, end of all game. I’ve got to move on.'” Given the creative disagreements, that was probably the best approach for him to take, don’t you think? RELATED: Tie the knot, he will: George Lucas is engaged! George shared his conflicted feelings about selling the ‘Star Wars’ franchise. Everything in your body says, ‘Don’t. You can’t.’ These are my kids. I loved them. I created them. I’m very intimately involved with them.” Yet he did sell them. He said: I sold them to the white slavers that take these things, and…” Oh my. George does sound very conflicted. He also opened up about his thoughts on ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ admitting it wasn’t what he would have done. J.J. Abrams, he’s a good director, a good friend. “They wanted to do a retro movie. I don’t like that. Every movie, I worked very hard to make them different. I made them completely different—different planets, different spaceships to make it new.” I think that’s a fair comment to make about ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’: it does feel very much like ‘Star Wars Espisode IV: A New Hope’ rather than an original movie, per se, although it’s still an incredibly fun film to watch! It is a reboot with the next generation of characters. I’m curious about what George would have done, but I’m a bit fearful, too: I’m one of the people who wasn’t a big fan of the prequels. The idea was interesting, but the stories just didn’t quite work. I can’t imagine what it must be like for George, though, as the creator, watching your story go on without you. Four billion dollar sale or not, it’s gotta be tough. I don’t know if the success of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ makes things better or worse. Photos by FAMEFLYNET.....»»

Category: gossipSource: imnotobsessedJul 17th, 2017

Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay"s Family Grills One Charming Suitor While Rooting For An Underdog — Get The Recap HERE!

Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay's final three suitors have met her family!! While many fans were still recovering from Miz Lindsay's decision to send home baby faced Dean, the powerhouse attorney was busy taking her relationships with her final beaus to the next level. How?? By bringing them home to meet her family, of course! Related: BIP's Amanda Stanton [...] Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay's final three suitors have met her family!! While many fans were still recovering from Miz Lindsay's decision to send home baby faced Dean, the powerhouse attorney was busy taking her relationships with her final beaus to the next level. How?? By bringing them home to meet her family, of course! Related: BIP's Amanda Stanton Has Found Love Again Now, normally, the bachelorette's family is flown to some exotic location to meet up with the lead and her remaining men. However, the ABC dating competition broke from tradition this time around as Rachel's sister was eight months pregnant at the time of filming and couldn't travel. Thus Peter, Bryan, and Eric packed their bags and flew to Dallas for some quality time with the Lindsays. Unsurprisingly, not EVERYONE made a great impression on Rachel's fam. So let's dig into the hometown visit! As Peter is the frontrunner, it only seemed right that the gap toothed cutie get the first meet and greet with the Lindsays. Peter was VVV eager to spend time with Rachel as he totally dropped the ball in articulating how he feels about her. While shopping for baby gifts for Rachel's sister, Peter gushed to the season 13 lead: "You do mean the world to me. I want you to have so much confidence going into this in us and in me, and know that you're introducing a good person who is here for you. And I am falling in love with you." And he's back in the lead, y'all! The twosome then made their way to Rachel's residence for a hangout with her mom Kathy, her aunt Connie, her uncle Jeff, her sister Constance, and Constance's husband Alex. The Lindsay patriarch was noticeably absent during the family meeting, but he IS a federal judge so he probably opted out of appearing on a trashy reality show. Anywho, Peter's respectful and honest nature won over the Lindsays, especially Kathy. During a chat about Peter's hesitation to propose at the end of all of this, Rachel's mom actually appreciated the businessman's decision to not ask for her blessing. Way to be sincere AF, bb! Eric was next on deck -- and SUPER nervous about meeting Rachel's family. Why?? Well, because it's been six or seven years since the personal trainer has met a girl's family. But before we get into his visit with the Lindsays, let's cut back to the drama at the hotel between Bryan and Peter. Related: Ben Higgins Isn't Ready To Kiss Someone Else! As they're the two frontrunners, it isn't shocking to see that Peter and Bryan have some tension between them. Upon learning that Peter didn't ask Kathy for her blessing to propose to Rachel, Bryan told the Wisconsin native that he'd be doing just that. Peter was rightfully annoyed by this "ballsy" move and candidly told Bryan: "What's awkward is having to sit here with her other boyfriend, knowing that her other boyfriend is home with her family right now. I don't want to be sitting here with you right now, I'm not going to lie." Preach, bro. But, enough of these two, back to Eric... Eric has shocked us all by landing in the final three and, after a rocky start, has become the underdog we're all rooting for. Now, the 29-year-old definitely raised a few eyebrows when he admitted that his longest relationship didn't even hit the year mark. Still, Eric's earnestness seemed to win everyone over and he even snagged Kathy's blessing to propose to Rachel. Awwww. On meeting Eric, momma Lindsay dished: "Today was good. I was pleasantly surprised again at Rachel's choice. I like the fact that Eric appears very honest, and has a desire to get married and raise a family. I can understand why this is going to be a tough decision for her. Eric is still in the game, folks! And for the moment we've been waiting for, Bryan met with the Lindsay clan. We knew the moment Bryan started spitting lines Rachel's protective family would start grilling him. We mean, like we said, the Lindsay patriarch is a FEDERAL JUDGE! Before Bryan was introduced to Rachel's loved ones though, the Miami native met with two of the bachelorette's gal pals. While it may've seemed like Rachel was all about Bryan since day one, the legal expert dished to her friends: "Let's just be real: I thought he was a douchebag. I really did. I was waiting for the charm to [wear] off and he was like: ‘Look, I'm not going to let you mess this up.' " Of course, this comment inspired Bryan to turn up the charm even more. The smooth talking went over well with Rachel's friends, but NOT with the Lindsays. In fact, there was serious tension between the chiropractor and the Lindsay crew from the get go. Kathy even questioned Bryan's loyalties to Rachel after learning about his (seemingly unhealthy) relationship with his mother. Kathy went as far as to force Bryan to admit on camera (TWICE) that he'd pick Rachel's side over his mother's in the instance that the women butted heads. We're sure this gave Bryan's mother a heart attack. The interrogation against Bryan upset Rachel a ton as she told the cameras: "I was very excited to introduce Bryan to my family, but I felt like my excitement wasn't reciprocated by my family. I'm irritated at this point. The energy is totally different than it was the other two days with Peter and Eric." Later, when revealing her love for Bryan to her mother, Kathy shared that she doesn't feel comfortable with this notion. Rachel's sister clearly felt the same way as she questioned Bryan's sincerity. Nonetheless, Bryan came to Dallas to get Rachel's mother's blessing and was NOT leaving the family sit down without it. Reluctantly, Kathy told Bryan: "Because I trust her judgment, you have my blessing to take this initial love. And just build on that." Awkward! After three VERY different visits with the Lindsays, the final suitors were whisked away to La Rioja, Spain. Eric landed the first overnight date and boy did it go over well. Rachel took Eric on helicopter ride around the region even though he hates heights, and it further proved that he'll do anything to win the bachelorette's heart. In typical Bachelorette fashion, the outing ended with some down time and a declaration of love. Related: Rachel Gushes About Her 'Hopeless Romantic' Fiancé! After dancing around the word "love" for awhile, Eric gushed to Rachel: "I don't know if you understand how much you challenge me emotionally, making me feel vulnerable and open — it feels amazing. Everything about this feels right. You embody everything I would want in a wife. Nothing else matters. I'm just here to say that I'm in love with you. I tried to run … but this is it. I'm here. I'm here for you. I'm just a happy man. I've never felt this way about a girl, ever. Rachel Lindsay, I love you." We're not crying, YOU ARE! Rachel rewarded Eric's openness with an invitation to the Fantasy Suite. He said yes, because, duh. Peter had the next overnight date and was taken to a local vineyard for some fun. Yet their date took a serious turn as, later on, Rachel laid into Peter for his reluctance to propose. After sharing that she doesn't believe that getting engaged means they have to rush into marriage, Rachel relayed: "I didn't come this far and put my life on hold and sacrifice everything I had to do this to just have a boyfriend at the end of it — that's not what I want." You tell 'em, girl! Peter wouldn't budge though as he noted that he believes "an engagement is marriage." He added: "I don't want you to give up on what you believe and what you need in your life. We talked about trying to find the common ground — I just don't know what that is with something that is so polar opposite. I don't know how to get through that." *GASP* Understandably, Peter's admission was "absolutely devastating" to Rachel. The reality TV starlet even concluded to the cameras: "I don't know what to do. I was hopeful for what Peter and I could be, and then just like that, I didn't see it. Tonight, for the first time ever, I'm thinking Peter and I might not work out." Will Peter get the boot? Could Eric actually win this thing? We'll just have to wait and see! Don't forget, The Bachelorette airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC......»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 25th, 2017

Teen Mom 2 Drama: Kailyn Lowry Talks About Her Mysterious Ex-BF While Briana DeJesus Considers Putting Her Baby Up For Adoption

Teen Mom 2 always brings the drama! On last night's episode, Kailyn Lowry teased details about her top-secret (now ex) boyfriend — who may or may not be her newest baby daddy Chris Lopez – while Briana DeJesus contemplated putting her baby up for adoption after finding out about her boyfriend's cheating. During a FaceTime sesh with [...] Teen Mom 2 always brings the drama! On last night's episode, Kailyn Lowry teased details about her top-secret (now ex) boyfriend -- who may or may not be her newest baby daddy Chris Lopez -- while Briana DeJesus contemplated putting her baby up for adoption after finding out about her boyfriend's cheating. During a FaceTime sesh with her "soul sister," Kristen, Kailyn offered clues on a mystery guy she had been seeing. Unfortunately, the two broke up before MTV cameras could reveal his identity. Related: Jenelle Evans Reveals How She 'Almost Overdosed & Died' From Heroin! The 25-year-old said of her latest relationship: "We're not together, we broke up and we're not together anymore. I guess there's not really much to say. It was like, dating him, not dating him, on and off, whatever. I wish that it could have worked out, but it just didn't work out." She added that for now she's just focused on welcoming another baby into the world: "It was weird. It was like I was living a double life, my secret private relationship when my kids would go to their dads, and I would be like, in a relationship with someone, so it was like, super weird. I didn't really have any expectations for it, and I think that's why I'm like doing okay right now ... It's not like I thought I was gonna marry the guy, but, I definitely don't need to be looking for any type of relationship right now that's for sure. I don't even care to look at anything. I should just be by myself." Elsewhere in the episode, Briana struggled with coming to terms with her boyfriend Luis' cheating -- even admitting to spending hours on the phone with his mistress. DeJesus confessed: "I don't know what I'm going to do. He was telling her that he's only with me because he wants to be there for the baby." After confronting Luis directly, he said: "I definitely fucked up. I was stupid, it was childish. I can't go back. If I could, I would. I legit want us to be together and to go on with the plans we've had all this time." The mother-of-two argued that she was unable to trust him: "I can't be with you. I've been through so much that I know what I want, and this is not it. I don't want to feel obligated to do anything because of this baby ... I don't trust you, and I know myself. I'm going to eat myself alive thinking you're out doing stuff. And I don't want to live with you in a toxic environment with me not trusting you. And Nova's around, and it's not fair to her." She later asked if Luis would put the baby up for adoption, insisting that the little one deserves a whole family: "How do you feel about adoption? This may sound wrong, but if you was to leave, and not be around, I'm stuck with these two kids. It's not fair to girls because they don't have that decision to just walk out. You guys do." That idea was quickly shut down -- and as far as we can tell on Instagram, little Stella is doing just fine! Teen Mom 2 airs Mondays at 9 p.m. EST on MTV. [Image via Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 25th, 2017

Almanac: Don Ho

On August 13, 1930, the singer and musician - and Hawaii's informal goodwill ambassador - was born.....»»

Category: topSource: cbsnewsAug 13th, 2017

Cara Santana Left the Gym

Cara Santana showed off her body as she left her Studio City gym today. Cara is dating Jesse Metcalfe who was once kind of famous or whatever. I don’t know. Do I look like a celebrity almanac?.....»»

Category: topSource: theblemishMay 30th, 2014

Sources Say Donald Trump Jr. Is "Miserable" Following Russia Meeting Email Purge & Just Wants "These Four Years To Be Over"!

A Trump never admits his mistakes! Which is why Donald Trump Jr. broke the family creed by admitting he "probably would have done things a little differently" after tweeting the email chain that exposed his meeting with Russian officials in 2016. Related: Trump Had Second Secret Meeting With Putin At G20 While Donald Trump defended his eldest son, [...] A Trump never admits his mistakes! Which is why Donald Trump Jr. broke the family creed by admitting he "probably would have done things a little differently" after tweeting the email chain that exposed his meeting with Russian officials in 2016. Related: Trump Had Second Secret Meeting With Putin At G20 While Donald Trump defended his eldest son, insisting that "nothing happened with the meeting," insiders say Don Jr. still royally messed up in his father's eyes by confessing his wrongdoings. A source who knows the family well told People: "Those are not words normally heard from a Trump... [Donald Sr.] doesn't like failure and mistakes, and he doesn't accept them. You have to justify your existence to be in his realm." It's no surprise that the child most in the president's realm is Ivanka Trump, who never would have made such a mistake -- let alone admit it afterwards! Unlike his White House adviser sister, who has always been daddy's favorite, Don Jr. has had a tougher time adapting to the First Family spotlight. Related: Trump Donors Are Paying Jr.'s Legal Bills Despite vocalizing support for his dad on social media, the 39-year-old is reportedly "miserable" running the family business with his little bro Eric Trump and would rather escape Manhattan to live a simple life in the mountains hunting big game. The source added: "Don can't do any deals, because he'll be overly scrutinized. He just goes to work every day and is miserable." Sounds like he and Melania Trump are living a similar struggle! Usually, Don Jr. will spend weekends in a rustic cabin upstate with his wife Vanessa and their five kids -- unless, of course, he's planning on meeting with Russian lawyers to get dirt on Hillary Clinton, as his emails have confirmed. Some legal experts consider Junior's emails treason. Though family friends know the businessman's loyalty doesn't lie with his country, but with his father -- and will continue to stay that way. A friend close to Don Jr. and Eric said: "The loyalty within this family is insane. They would never speak against their dad… You can't bite the hand that feeds you, but [Don Jr.] can't wait for these four years to be over." Same here, DJ. Same here. [Image via Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 19th, 2017

Almanac: The calliope

October 9th, 1855, 161 years ago today, was a day for music lovers to really let off steam. For that was the day the calliope - in which steam forced through pipes created a distinctive sound - was patented by Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Mass. Jane Paul.....»»

Category: topSource: cbsnewsOct 11th, 2016

Almanac: “Please Mr. Postman”

On August 21, 1961, the pop classic by The Marvelettes became the Motown label’s first No. 1 hit.....»»

Category: topSource: cbsnewsAug 22nd, 2016

Rock becomes collateral victim of Yugoslav breakup

A once-dynamic industry has ebbed away, a victim of the breakup that saw the Yugoslav Federation disintegrate bloodily into seven states. Petar Janjatovic is author of the "YU Rock Encyclopedia" -- an almanac of the glory days. Once based in Sar.....»»

Category: topSource: yahooJan 13th, 2017

Alessandra Ambrosio Rolls Her Bare Ass on America

It’s always a humdinger when some hot chick in a bikini disrespects the Stars and Stripes. According to my Farmer’s Almanac, this Danger Zone melange violates about seventeen different rules of treating Old Glory like the reverent symbol she i.....»»

Category: topSource: wwtddDec 13th, 2015

​Almanac: Studio 54

On April 26, 1977, a new nightclub opened in a former CBS TV studio, immediately becoming NYC's top celebrity hot spot.....»»

Category: topSource: cbsnewsApr 27th, 2015

​Almanac: Harold Lloyd

On March 8, 1971, the silent clown who put his safety last died at the age of 77.....»»

Category: topSource: cbsnewsMar 9th, 2015

Time travel meets found footage in ‘Project Almanac’

“Have you seen the movie ‘Looper’?” one teen asks another in “Project Almanac.” It’s one of countless shout-outs to time travel films, a dubious tactic if yours pales in comparison.........»»

Category: moviesSource: nypostFeb 3rd, 2015

Box-Office Preview: Super Bowl Entries "Project Almanac," "Loft" No Match for "Sniper"

Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer's racially charged drama 'Black or White' also opens. read more.....»»

Category: boxofficeSource: hollywoodreporterFeb 1st, 2015

Review: A tired gimmick weakens thriller "Project Almanac"

What have we done to deserve another found-footage movie? The tired hand-held technique that seemed so fresh in 1999 with "The Blair Witch Project" long ago wore out its welcome......»»

Category: topSource: yahooJan 29th, 2015

​Almanac: "Mrs. Robinson"

On June 1, 1968, Simon and Garfunkel's song first hit #1 on the Billboard chart.....»»

Category: topSource: cbsnewsJun 22nd, 2017

Stressing Over Nude Pic Hack?! Jennifer Lawrence Is Too Busy Scoring A Guinness World Record!

Jennifer Lawrence may not be having the best week, but at least she got this one piece of brilliant news. According to the 2015 edition of the Guinness World Records almanac, J.Law's Hunger Games character Katniss Everdeen is officially the Highest Grossi.....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 5th, 2014

​Almanac: The Lone Ranger"s Clayton Moore

Who was that masked man? Why, he was Baby Boomers' favorite TV cowboy, born on Sept. 14, 1914.....»»

Category: topSource: cbsnewsSep 14th, 2014