Posts by Raechal Leone Shewfelt
Oh, Canada. There are a lot of non-Beliebers in America.
In fact, 273,968 of them signed a petition on the official White House website to have Canadian singer Justin Bieber deported. The document was created Jan. 23, the day that Bieber, 20, was pulled over while drag racing in Miami and arrested, and later charged with DUI, resisting arrest without violence, and driving with an expired driver's license. The anti-Bieber petition also asked that his green card be revoked, although technically he's on an O-1 visa, which allows individuals with "extraordinary ability or achievement" in their field to stay stateside.
The White House, which responds to any petition with more than 100,00 signatures, finally spoke to the Bieber situation Friday.
Debbie Gibson isn't just a pop star. For the past year, she's also been a patient.
Gibson, who is best known for her '80s songs such as "Only in My Dreams" and "Shake Your Love," revealed on her blog Wednesday that she's been diagnosed with Lyme disease. The singer, 43, wrote that she decided to disclose her condition because people were commenting on the weight loss it had caused following performances she gave in Chile earlier this month.
"Amidst the posts online celebrating the wonderful concerts in Santiago, I would come across comments about my weight and appearance," Gibson wrote. "Some were just plain mean and ignorant. I want to urge you all… NEVER JUDGE… ANYONE! You never know what someone is going through. These comments hurt the people writing them… not me."
He's not the son of Alan Thicke who sings "Blurred Lines," and he's not the one who stars in Thicke's new semi-reality show, "Unusually Thicke."
Meet Brennan Thicke, 39. He's the older bro of R&B crooner Robin, 37, and the half-brother of 16-year-old Carter Thicke. Like Robin, he will only appear occasionally on Alan's latest TV venture, although Brennan already had the Web buzzing following the show's premiere this week. People wondered, just who is this mysterious other Thicke fellow?
Here are a few things to know about him: 1. Like his soul-singing sibling, Brennan is the son of the former "Growing Pains" actor and singer/actress Gloria Loring, who was on the soap "Days of Our Lives" in the '80s. (Carter's mom is Alan's second wife that he split from in 1999, former Miss World Gina Tolleson.)
- Raechal Leone Shewfelt at Yahoo Celebrity3 days ago
Expect lots of fun throwbacks after Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg tie the knot. McCarthy, 41, who revealed that she's engaged to her boyfriend of eight months on "The View" Wednesday, is a big fan of the social media trend. Her future husband, New Kids on the Block rocker Wahlberg, 44, also has been known to post an old school photo or two.
Here are a few of the fun #TBT pics they've already shared:
The Early Years: Chicago native McCarthy joked that this photo of her with glossy ringlets was, "Proof I was a real blonde at one point." Wahlberg's sweet pic, taken in Boston in the early '70s, caught him years before tattoos and bandanas became a regular part of his wardrobe.
- Raechal Leone Shewfelt at Yahoo Celebrity4 days ago
Fans of "Rhoda" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" rejoiced Wednesday when Valerie Harper announced that she was "cancer-free" in Closer magazine.
Unfortunately, the excitement was short-lived. Harper, 74, soon after released a statement clarifying her comments as to how she's really doing since being diagnosed with cancer early last year.
"In response to a recent erroneous quote concerning my health, I am not 'absolutely cancer-free,'" Harper said. “I wish I were. Right now what I am is cautiously optimistic about my present condition and I have hope for the future."
Harper later explained that while she did use those words with the magazine's reporter, she remains a cancer patient.
The actress further described her condition during a new interview with Howard Stern on Wednesday to promote her guest arc on the Hallmark series, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," which premieres this Saturday.
- Raechal Leone Shewfelt at Yahoo Celebrity4 days ago
Has Leonardo DiCaprio gone from chic to geek?
The 39-year-old was "King of the World" back in the '90s, but lately, his coolness factor has plummeted. Sure, he's continued to galavant around the world, steal the hearts of twentysomething models, and look good in a suit. But something's just a little… off.
Let's examine the evidence:
His man-bun: Earlier this month, DiCaprio was photographed on vacation amid crystal blue waters and beautiful beaches in Bora Bora with his latest young model girlfriend, 21-year-old Toni Garn. The picture of paradise was marred only by the unfortunate hairstyle that Leo sported. Jared Leto, Chris Hemsworth, David Beckham, and Orlando Bloom have all managed to rock the same look without compromising their coolness, but Leo missed the mark. The main reason is that his man bun appears to (gasp!) be all about function, not fashion; everyone knows that celebs deemed "cool" are worried first and foremost about how they look at any given moment.
- Raechal Leone Shewfelt at Yahoo Celebrity6 days ago
Don't call Emma Watson simply an actress.
While it's true that the Brit — who turns 24 on April 15 — is probably best know for starring in such flicks as "Noah," "The Bling Ring," and, of course, the Harry Potter movies, she has lots of other interests, too.
Take a look at her many identities:
1. Licensed yogi: Watson is constantly traveling to a movie set or taking on one of her many other interests, but even she needs to stop and take a deep breath once in a while. Earlier this month, Elle Australia reported that Watson, its cover girl for the month, had recently earned a license to teach yoga and meditation. In the accompanying interview, Watson explained that her passion for the bendy practice came about because she has such a nomadic lifestyle. "I was like, 'I need to find a way to always feel safe and at home within myself,'" she said. "Because I can never rely on a physical place."
- Raechal Leone Shewfelt at Yahoo Celebrity10 days ago
Then: Years before model Karlie Kloss bonded with Taylor Swift, her closest friends were her three sisters, as seen in a photo she posted to Facebook on Thursday. "This extra special #TBT is dedicated to my 3 incredible sisters," she captioned it. "I [love] you @kmkloss @kariannkloss @kimbykloss happy #nationalsiblingday!"
[Related: Taylor Swift’s Many BFFs]
- Raechal Leone Shewfelt at Yahoo Celebrity11 days ago
They don't. Rapper Big Sean and "Glee" star Naya Rivera have ended their engagement after six months. Sean, 26, issued a statement explaining that the decision did not result from a recent tabloid report that he had cheated. "After careful thought and much consideration, Sean has made the difficult decision to call the wedding off," his rep told Us Weekly. "The recent rumors and accusations reported by so-called or fake sources are simply untrue. Sean wishes Naya nothing but the best and it is still his hope that they can continue to work through their issues privately. We will not be commenting again on this matter." The couple first came into contact on Twitter and dated for about six months before getting engaged. "I had followed him and he sent me a little message like, 'I'm a fan.' I tweeted that I followed him, I was trying to get his attention," Rivera, 27, told "Access Hollywood" in September. "We went to dinner and the rest is history." The week after their engagement, Rivera was photographed visiting bridal designer Monque Lhuillier's boutique in Los Angeles. By late March, Rivera noted that she was "very deep" into planning. "Everybody is involved. Even [my publicist] is involved," she told People. The marriage would have been the first for both.
- Raechal Leone Shewfelt at Yahoo Celebrity13 days ago
The wedding of actress Sara Gilbert and musician Linda Perry was full of surprises.
On Monday, 39-year-old Gilbert returned from her honeymoon and took her place at "The Talk's" round table with her co-hosts. Naturally, the former "Roseanne" star shared a few details with the audience about the '80s-themed nuptials that took place on March 30 on a ranch in Malibu, California.
[Related: Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry Tie the Knot]
The day began in an unexpected way when the person who was supposed to officiate the ceremony called in sick, and a substitute was quickly flown in to the location.
"It was all impromptu, and that made it kind of sweet and casual," Gilbert shared.
Later, 48-year-old Perry surprised Gilbert with several musical performances. The first one came when Perry herself performed John Lennon's song "Love" during a cocktail party immediately before the ceremony began.