Posts by Elizabeth Durand Streisand
Elizabeth Durand Streisand at Yahoo Celebrity 9 days ago
Not that it came as much of a surprise to anyone, but Rumer Willis and pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy sashayed out of the Dancing With the Stars Season 20 finale Tuesday night with the coveted golden Mirrorball prize.
But Rumer hasn't traveled her road to victory alone. Every step of the way, her family and extended family has been right by her side. Her mother and father, Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, Bruce's current wife Emma Heming, and Rumer's younger sisters Scout and Tallulah have made frequent appearances in the audience, cheering her on, and occasionally shedding a few proud tears. (Yes, Bruce Willis cried… more than once!)
On Monday night, in fact, Rumer's ex-stepfather, Ashton Kutcher, reached out to his nearly 17 million fans to encourage them to support the 26-year-old actress and singer in her quest for the top prize.
He followed this pragmatic tweet up with two slightly more sentimental messages directed not at the voters, but to the competitors.
SHE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/PRK5AOPKDh
Elizabeth Durand Streisand at Yahoo Celebrity 10 days ago
If there's one thing the Kardashian-Jenner clan knows how to do, it's let drama unfold on camera. Perhaps never has this talent been more called upon than in the second part of the Keeping Up With the Kardashians special, About Bruce. But while emotions were pinging all over the place among all members of the family (except Rob, who was conspicuously absent), the overall theme was constant: Everyone wants Bruce to be happy… including Bruce.
During the hour-long docu-style show — which was shot before Jenner's Diane Sawyer interview aired — Bruce took time out to speak with everyone individually to ensure everyone felt at peace with the changes ahead regarding his transition from male to female.
1. Bruce revealed that he does not have an appointment to have gender reassignment surgery.
2. Kim tried to understand if Bruce is heterosexual or a lesbian or something else.
9. Oh, and he also stole something from Kris's closet!
Elizabeth Durand Streisand at Yahoo Celebrity 18 days ago
Most people seem to have been on one diet or another for the better part of their adult lives, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is no exception. The difference is that unlike the rest of us mere mortals, the WWE superstar-turned movie star follows an eating regime that includes roughly 10 pounds of food and 5,165 calories per day. Recently, Johnson shared the details of his daily intake and workouts with Muscle and Fitness , and it's impressive (if a bit alarming) exactly how much this man can put away — just ask Sean Evans, a writer from Complex magazine, who tried to duplicate The Rock's diet for just 24 hours.
Making Evans's challenge even harder, however, was the unfortunate fact that the writer has an intense aversion to cod, which The Rock eats a mere three pounds of per day. Oops. Evans choked down a few meals before his body (and willpower) gave out and he started vomiting. Still, though, he didn't walk away from his failure empty-handed. He finished with a newfound appreciation for the 300-pound real-life action hero — and also, quite possibly, a new friend.
Elizabeth Durand Streisand at Yahoo Celebrity 22 days ago
The legal battle over Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb's frozen embryos is heating up. On Thursday, TV's highest-paid actress and her ex-fiancé appeared simultaneously on competing morning shows to share their thoughts on this messy legal matter — and it doesn't seem that either party is going to back down anytime soon.
Hoda Kotb got right to business when she sat down with Loeb on Today, asking whether this whole disagreement is really a non-issue since the former couple had signed documents agreeing that neither could use the embryos without the other's consent.
Based on everything she has said on the subject to date, it seems that Vergara doesn't want to be involved with this anymore, in any way.
Elizabeth Durand Streisand at Yahoo Celebrity 25 days ago
We spend a lot of time focused on ways in which stars are just like us: They go grocery shopping, get married, have cellulite. But every now and then, something happens that highlights just how different their worlds are, like when one of their homes goes on sale for tens of millions of dollars — like Robert De Niro's, right now, for example. (Full disclosure: De Niro doesn't own this pricey piece of property, but he rented it for nearly two years.) But if you do happen to have a cool $39.8 million burning a hole in your pocket, this slice of De Niro-approved heaven can be all yours, according to Curbed and local ABC 7 News.
Stars are just like us… except their temporary living arrangements don't involve friends' couches.
"Have you been delaying this for some reason?" Dr. Phil asked, obviously already very displeased. A seemingly stunned Kim replied, "I've been ready since 10 o'clock this morning." While it wasn't clear what time it was when she actually showed up, it's safe to say it wasn't that close to 10 o'clock.
But that was just the first of a long and distinguished list of ridiculous things the The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star said during her hour-long chat with the doctor. From stories with gaping holes to blatantly contradicting herself, the mother of four struggled with rational thought from beginning to end — though, it's worth noting, she was definitely sober.
Her Version of What Went Down the Night of Arrest
According to Kim, it all started when she went to see her youngest daughter. The visit took a turn, however, when her daughter went to class and Kim decided to use the free time to catch up on the Real Housewives episodes that she hadn't yet seen.
It was clear that Dr. Phil wasn't buying her version of events and repeatedly asked her if she drank at the hotel — and she repeatedly denied it.
During his interview with Diane Sawyer on Friday, Bruce Jenner said that — thanks to some wise words from Kanye West — Kim Kardashian has been the "most accepting" member of his family. On Monday, the 34-year-old sat down with Matt Lauer on the Today show to share her thoughts and lend some concrete support to the man she calls Dad.
"I'm really happy for him that he is living his life the way he wants to live it," she began. "And that he has found inner peace and just pure happiness. That's what life is about."
See Bruce talk about telling his family:
She is not the only one who has the former Olympian's back. On Monday, Bruce's four oldest children appeared on Good Morning America to speak out on their father's behalf, and their support came with some acknowledgment that their father had, in the past, let them down.
13 Things We Learned From Bruce Jenner's Diane Sawyer Interview, Plus One Thing We Already Kinda Knew
Sawyer met with Jenner at his California home. The former Olympian was nervous and emotional at first, stopping for tissues just a few minutes into their chat. But as soon as he began to really open up, the nerves melted away and Jenner hit his stride. The result was a special that showed the audience that just because a man has been on a hit reality TV show for eight years doesn't mean we know much about him at all. So, what did this two hours of television teach us that 500-plus episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashians didn't?
1. He considers himself a woman.
Asked if he considered himself a woman, Jenner didn't miss a beat. "Yes, for all intents and purposes, I am a woman," he began. "People look at me differently. They see me as a macho male, but my heart and my soul and everything that I do in life — it is part of me, that female side is part of me, that's who I am. I was genetically born that way."
2. He isn't gay (as far as he knows).
3. He considered suicide.
4. He started taking hormones in the 1980s, but stopped after meeting Kris Jenner.
6. Kim, Kylie, and Kendall all caught him dressed as a woman at one point.
On Thursday, Dr. Oz used his show to take aim at the doctors who have called for his removal from the Columbia University faculty. As pictures of eight of the 10 MDs appeared on screen (two boxes featured question marks in place of images), the TV star/cardiac surgeon showed that he believes the best defense is a good offense.
"The 10 doctors who attacked me got what they intended: sensational headlines and sound bytes. I've long believed that doctors should never fight their battles, or each other, in public — but now I believe, I must," he lamented before adding, "They went as far as to call me a quack."
The host revealed that he hired investigative reporter, Elisabeth Leamy, to help him "learn who these doctors really are." With a solemn expression, he continued, "She uncovered some surprising hidden connections. Now it is ironic that I'm being accused of a conflict of interest by these doctors, when, as you're about to see, some of them have their own conflict of interest issues, and some integrity ones also."
"Who should you believe?" the female voice asked viewers. "You be the judge."
At most TV tapings, you're met by a production assistant wielding a clipboard who directs you to stand in a very long line. At Watch What Happens Live, you're met by an associate producer behind a fully stocked bar who just can't wait to make you a drink. (For full disclosure, it's not actually a proper bar, but more of a welcome desk piled with liquor handles and soda cans. Still, it gets the job done.) Audience members are encouraged to mingle amongst themselves. "You all came with someone, but you might leave with someone else!" the bartender/associate producer chimed as Chrissy Teigen walked by in search of the (public) restroom down the hall and all of the straight men died tried not to stare.
From the beginning, one of the markers that has set Watch What Happens Live apart from its predecessors has been the free-flowing alcohol for both host and guests (and, as was mentioned earlier, the audience).