Eva Mendes on the circle of life Eva Mendes attended the funeral of her brother Carlos, who died of cancer in the spring, in the same week she and Ryan Gosling welcomed their now-3-month-old baby, Amada Lee. "It was really, really intense and obviously beyond heartbreaking, but also kind of beautiful," Mendez, 42, tells People.
Kimmel 2016-17 season The Kimmel Performing Arts Center has announced its 2016-17 season. Offerings range from family fare (Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China, Oct. 30) to Broadway (Dirty Dancing (May 16-21, 2017) to jazz (The Chucho Valdés-Joe Lovano Quintet, Nov. 4) to celebs (Steve Martin and Martin Short, Oct. 28-29). For more info, see our Arts Blog at Philly.com/kimmel1617.
Doherty battles cancer Shannen Doherty is sharing her battle with breast cancer. The Beverly Hills, 90210 star has posted pics on Instagram that show her cutting her shoulder-length hair, then shaving her head. (Chemotherapy causes heavy hair loss.)
War of attrition: Swift, West Political analysts continue to express alarm at the deepening rift between Taylor Swift and Kanye West that threatens to upset the balance of world power. At issue is Swift's disapproval of a verse in West's song "Famous": "For all my Southside [bleep] that know me best / I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex."
D.L. Hughley on racism D.L. Hughley and Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly had a good ol' row Wednesday night over the tense relationship between police and the African American community in the aftermath of recent police shootings. "I don't know a black man that hasn't had a run-in with police," said the comic. He cited an FBI report that found police departments were "rife" with white supremacists.
Miss Teen USA grows up Miss Teen USA has eliminated a key part of the pageant: the swimsuit competition. Has the event fallen victim to feminist philosophy? USA Today says the teens will instead compete in an athletic wear competition, whatever that is.
Fans remember Chyna More than 500 fans joined wrestling stars Hulk Hogan, Rob Van Dam, Sean Waltman, and Johnny Mantell to pay homage to the late wrestler Chyna (Joanie Laurer) at a memorial service Wednesday in Redondo Beach, Calif. Chyna died in April at age 46.
Tirdad Derakhshani was born in Tehran, Iran, and raised in London and rural North Jersey, where he closely studied a theoretical, radical post-Hegelian approach to cow-tipping. He moved to Philadelphia in the mid-'80s to seek enlightenment, and instead received a B.A. in literature at Penn. While pursuing doctoral studies in modern religious thought and philosophy, he worked at the Inquirer as a news clerk, researcher, editor, and entertainment writer.
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