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Jesse James’ 5th mistress kept DNA evidence from affair

Yesterday we reported that Jesse James’ 5th mistress’ identification had been revealed through a series of emails that were uncovered. The woman, Merilee Gerth, is a mom of two and surprise, surprise, is covered with tattoos, like alleged mistress #1, Michelle “Bombshell” McGee. Currently, she is being represented by Gloria[...]

Jessica Alba, America Ferrera, Alicia Keys among stars named Tribeca jurors

The juror panel at the Tribeca Film Festival is going to look like the red carpet at a major Hollywood premiere. Several celebrities, including Jessica Alba, Whoopi Goldberg, Aaron Eckhart and Brooke Shields, were asked to serve on the six competitive festival categories. They will announce the winning films, filmmakers[...]

Death of a Funeral: Cast and crew talk about bringing the remake to life

Ensemble comedies are always a mixed blessing: as many talented folks as the filmmakers recruit for their cast, there are always a few characters that you want to see explored a little bit more. Thankfully, at the junket for Death at a Funeral, a press event potentially as overstuffed as[...]

Meryl Streep named an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters

BY GREG HERNANDEZ The movie academy may have passed Meryl Streep over for an Oscar this year but another academy is giving the film legend her proper due. The star of Sophie’s Choice, Doubt, Julie & Julia, The Devil Wears Prada and a slew of other memorable films has been[...]

Oprah’s Aunt on Kitty Kelley: “I found out she wrote ugly things. She didn’t get anything ugly from me.”

By Roger Friedman Oprah Winfrey’s cousin, Katherine Esters, who is known as “Aunt Katherine,” disputes some of the claims made by trash biographer Kitty Kelley in her new book about the talk show host. She does feel manipulated by the tabloid sensationalist. Mrs. Esters is 82, still lives in the[...]

Conan O’Brien’s first live show earns solid reviews

BY SEAN O’CONNELL Hours after news broke that deposed talk show host Conan O’Brien had found new bosses at TBS, he took the stage and went after his old bosses at NBC. Well, kind of. “Lawyers are listening,” O’Brien reportedly told a Eugene, Ore., audience when he kicked-off his 32-city,[...]

“Nightmare On Elm Street” slashes its way to Blu-ray

BY SEAN O’CONNELL HollywoodNews.com stays on top of the latest DVD and Blu-ray releases so you know which films are worth your time and money. This week, we recommend: A Nightmare on Elm Street (Blu-ray) One, two, Freddy’s killing on Blu. As New Line prepares to unleash an updated version[...]

John Tesh and Oprah: It’s True

It’s true that Oprah and John Tesh used to date. The 57-year-old Tesh says he and the 56-year-old Winfrey dated while working in local news in Nashville, Tenn. According to Kitty Kelley’s new unauthorized biography of Oprah Winfrey, in the 70’s Oprah slept with musician and television celebrity John Tesh.[...]

Aretha Franklin: New Album, Movie, and (Successful) Diet

BY ROGER FRIEDMAN Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, is on a roll. She’s lost 23 pounds on a new, healthy diet and she looks fantastic. “I’m working on the next 23,” she declared backstage last night at City Center where the Queen sang her signature hit, “Respect,” for Good Housekeeping[...]

Pamela Anderson owes $493,000 in personal income tax

Baywatch star Pamela Anderson is known for strutting her stuff and jumping around on the beach flaunting her body, but now it looks like she has hit a rough spot in her career. Apparently, she has been ignoring the one thing that you can’t run away from in this world,[...]