Gina Rodriguez is defiant Gina Rodriguez was informed she was too curvy to be a star. "We're told by images that if we don't look a certain way, we're not beautiful. I was told I'd just always be a character actress," the Jane the Virgin star tells In Touch Weekly. The industrial-dieting complex is no longer the boss of her. "My body," she says, "is beautiful the way it is."
J.K. Rowling's secret Some critics balked when they heard J.K. Rowling was adapting her teeny book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them into a film. Entertainment Weekly has uncovered the plot, kept under wraps by stars and crew. Due next November, it's about wizardry in America, portrayed as a magic-phobic place.
Blake and Gwen - no doubt Days after Gwen Stefani, 46, and Gavin Rossdale finalized their divorce, the No Doubt darling was off to a Halloween getaway in Nashville with beloved country music dude Blake Shelton, who is eight years her junior. Reports indicate fun has been had by all. "They are hanging out and having fun together," Anonymous Source tells People.
Ruling favors Polanski Polish-born filmmaker Roman Polanski, 83, who in 1977 fled to Europe after pleading guilty to having sex with a minor in California, won't be extradited to America anytime soon. A Polish court on Friday ruled against the latest attempt by American authorities to have Polanski sent back here to face justice.
Celeb roller coaster Universal Studios Orlando will open a 3D Jimmy Fallon-theme ride in 2017. It will be called Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon. On his show, the NBC late-night host failed to contain his excitement: "I mean, this is the real deal! It's scary
Halle & Olivier split Halle Berry and third hub Olivier Martinez, both 49, are divorcing. "We move forward with love and respect for one another and the shared focus of what is best for our son," Maceo-Robert, 2, they tell People. "We wish each other nothing but happiness." They met in '10 on the set of Dark Tide and wed in '13.
Joe Jonas' comeback "I know how rare it is to get second chances in the music industry," former Disney star Joe Jonas tells USA Today about his new pop-rock-funk ensemble, DNCE, which has helped him bounce back after a disastrous, short-lived solo career. (His R&B LP Fastlife to date has barely sold 45,000 copies.)
Amy Schumer gets serious Amy Schumer does not have the physique of a Victoria's Secret model, a topic of discussion among a group of "Twelve Angry Men" in a skit on her TV show who were debating whether she was hot enough to be on TV. It was funny stuff. But the inspiration for the joke comes from real pain.
Keys, marathon woman Alicia Keys' latest challenge isn't artistic. It's about stamina: The 34-year-old New York native is training to run the New York City Marathon. When she was first asked whether she'd ever run, Keys blogs that her first instinct was, "Hell. No!"
Murphy: No-Cosby policy Eddie Murphy's triumphant return to Saturday Night Live for the show's 40th anniversary celebration was a bit of an anticlimax: He gave a thank-you speech, not a stand-up routine at the top of the February special. The comic has decided to explain: He was asked to play alleged rapist Bill Cosby in a Celebrity Jeopardy! send-up but refused.
J-Law: Be tough, not adorable Jennifer Lawrence is enraged that men continue to make more than women in Hollywood. In an essay for Lena Dunham's Lenny Letter newsletter, the American Hustle star says that, like most women, she's not tough enough during salary negotiations, fearing she'll be labeled difficult or spoiled. She vows she'll fight for better pay. "I'm over trying to find the 'adorable' way to state my opinion and still be likable," she writes.
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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