Archive for the ‘Celebrities’ Category

Video: Angelina Jolie Spends Time with the Troops in Iraq

Angelina Jolie, actress and Goodwill Ambassador for the UNHCR, is opening up about her third trip to Iraq -- and she spends time with troops! "I was inspired and reminded of all the bravery of all of you young men and women, and I'm always just honored to spend time with everybody who spend time in the military," Angelina says of her time with the troops serving in Iraq. Jolie made the trip to offer support to the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis that are displaced within their own country, according to the UN agency, which estimates that 1.6 million Iraqis have been internally displaced since February 2006. Read More »

Plastic Surgeon: Coroner Made Mistakes in Michael Jackson Autopsy Report

Dr. Steven Hoefflin, one of Michael Jackson's former plastic surgeons, is speaking out to ET about "involuntary errors" he believes the L.A. Coroner made in its autopsy report on the late icon. Hoefflin says he's been informed that the Coroner's office were incorrect in reporting that Jackson was wearing a nasal prosthesis and had lost his nose, leaving only two holes in its place. "I believe that the coroner's office is profoundly competent and did a commendable job in their post-mortem examination of Michael Jackson. As is so frequent under these circumstances, they merely did not have sufficient information to make an accurate description and interpretation of the anatomical findings," he says, adding he is speaking out "at the written request of Katherine [Jackson] and to give a truthful legacy for Michael." Read More »

Dr. Conrad Murray Targeted in Manslaughter Investigation into Jackson’s Death

Court documents filed Thursday in Houston confirm that Michael Jackson's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, is being investigated for manslaughter, says a new report. The Associated Press reports that Dr. Murray, who was with Jackson on the day he died last June, is the target of a manslaughter investigation. On Wednesday, ET confirmed that the Houston office of Dr. Murray was being searched by authorities. See the papers here and here. Read More »

Video: Kim Kardashian’s Trip to Southern Africa

Kim Kardashian shares home video footage with ET of her and boyfriend Reggie Bush's recent trip to South Africa with Russell Simmons' Diamond Empowerment Fund. Click the video to watch! The trip was an educational one for Kim, who will soon become a member of D.E.F.’s Africa’s Angels Ambassador program, and Reggie, who is on his way to becoming a founding member of D.E.F.’s Atheletes for Africa. The Diamond Empowerment Fund is a non-profit international organization founded by Russell Simmons in 2007, along with other individuals in the diamond and jewelry industries who are committed to the empowerment of Africa. Read More »

Angelina Jolie Pays Third Visit to Iraq

Actress and activist Angelina Jolie has returned to Iraq for her third trip as a Goodwill Ambassador for the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), and she discuss the "progress" she has seen. Read on for details... Jolie made the trip to offer support to the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis that are displaced within their own country, according to the UN agency, which estimates that 1.6 million Iraqis have been internally displaced since February 2006. The actress' day-long visit to Baghdad included a visit to a makeshift settlement, where Jolie met with four families, the UNHCR says. Read More »

Court Authorizes Jackson Estate Administrators to Enter into Proposed Book Deals

ET has obtained court documents that authorize the special administrators of Michael Jackson's estate, John Branca and John McClain, to enter into proposed book deals. Read on for details... The proposed deal pertains to a reprint of Moonwalk, a Jackson autobiography. The attorney for the special administrators of Jackson's estate filed papers that read, in part: Read More »

Dita Von Teese Concocts New Cocktail

Burlesque star Dita von Teese celebrated her first public performance in L.A. in two years on Wednesday night by debuting a tantalizing new cocktail she helped design. Click the video for a taste. Dita premiered her "Cointreau Teese" cocktail at her signature "Be Cointreauversial" show on Wednesday night. The evening also marked the U.S. debut of her “Le Bain Noir” show from the Crazy Horse Paris. Stars on hand for the event included Wilmer Valderrama, Margaret Cho, Jewel and others. The eyebrow-raising performance was in honor of the Cointreau Teese: a blend of Cointreau, apple juice and violet essence served in a violet-hued martini glass with a hint of ginger around the rim, and garnished with an edible violet flower. Read More »

Can the Internet Help You Lose Weight? says its users have dropped eight million pounds -- and you can join the successful dieters by signing -up for free! The Web site's mission is simple: to help millions of people live healthier lives and reach their goals. SparkPeople is a community -- both online and at its conventions -- and its Web site provides diet and exercise tips. Members aalso share stories, videos and pictures as members of its online community. Read More »

Sneak Peek: Rev. Run Takes Daughter’s Boyfriend for Joyride

TV star and Run-DMC alum Rev. Run engages in some healthy competition with daughter Vanessa's boyfriend in the upcoming season of MTV’s "Daddy's Girls." ET has your sneak peek! Rev. Run, along with Mike Wayans -- son of Damon Wayans and star of 'Dance Flick' -- enjoy some go cart racing. The new season of "Daddy's Girls" premieres on August 11 on MTV. Read More »

Walter Cronkite Funeral Held Today

A private funeral service for Walter Cronkite was held in Manhattan on Thursday. Read on for details... A massive crowed gathered outside St. Bartholomew's Church prior to the service. Mourners arrived to pay their last respects to the TV legend as his casket, draped in gold and red cloth, was brought into the church. News veterans such as Dan Rather, Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters, Ann Curry, and Connie Chung were in attendance. Cronkite's son Chip, "60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney and producer Sanford Socolow were scheduled to speak at the service. Read More »