Posts by Taryn Ryder

  • Porsche Blames Paul Walker Crash on Roger Rodas

    Taryn Ryder at Yahoo Celebrity 2 hrs ago

    Porsche has responded to the suit filed against them in the Paul Walker crash.

    Lawyers for the company blame Roger Rodas, the driver of the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that was carrying the late actor, for the fatal accident.

    Earlier this month Roger's widow, Kristine Rodas, filed suit against Porsche Cars North America, citing negligence as the cause of death of her husband and Walker. She is also suing for product liability and wrongful death.

    The Fast and the Furious star, 40, ultimately died of "combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries." Rodas's cause of death was "multiple traumatic injuries."

    "Roger Rodas's death, and all other injuries or damages claimed, were the result of Roger Rodas's own comparative fault," lawyers for Porsche said in a response filing on Monday, adding Rodas "chose to conduct himself in a manner so as to expose himself and others to such perils, dangers and risks."

  • Chris Rock Continues to Document Police Harassment

    Taryn Ryder at Yahoo Celebrity 7 hrs ago

    The Top Five filmmaker was recently pulled over for the third time in less than two months, capturing the latest incident on social media.

    "Stopped by the cops again wish me luck," he captioned the selfie with the familiar blue lights flashing in the background.

    The 50-year-old comedian first started documenting the traffic stops on Feb. 13: "Just got pulled over by the cops wish me luck."

    And again on Feb. 27: "I'm not even driving stop by the cops again."

    This is hardly the first time Rock has broached the topic of racial profiling.

    In an episode of Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, the two actors were pulled over while speeding in an orange Lamborghini. Rock joked to Seinfeld, "Now here's the crazy thing, if you weren't here, I'd be scared."

    "Were you worried, Chris?" Jerry asked.

    "I was worried the whole time," he joked. "I'm still worried."

    In fact, Chris had previously used that situation as the fodder for one of his best bits from The Chris Rock Show: "How Not to Get Your Ass Kicked By the Police."

  • Don't Call Helen Mirren Sexy

    Taryn Ryder at Yahoo Celebrity 1 day ago

    Helen Mirren is many things (Oscar winner, for starters), but being sexy is not something she wants on her resume.

    The 69-year-old actress clearly looks fantastic, but when talking with Matt Lauer, Mirren said it was time for people to come up with a new word to describe her and others.

    "I don't [like the word sexy], because I think it's totally overused and limiting," the Woman in Gold star said on the Today show Tuesday. "It limits human qualities into this very narrow, rather mundane… place."

    She continued, "Human beings are so much more complex and interesting and deep and everything than that. I wish there was a better word than that to express something deeper and richer."

    Some people might say that attitude is what makes Helen Mirren, well, not sexy. Definitely not sexy.

  • Check Out Snoop Dogg's High School Yearbook Photo

    Taryn Ryder at Yahoo Celebrity 2 days ago

    What a clean-cut cutie!

    Snoop Dogg's senior high school yearbook photo has surfaced from 1989 and the rapper, real name Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. , looks incredibly young and innocent. Not at all like the kind of guy who was selling weed to Cameron Diaz in between classes.

    Snoop, now 43, went to Long Beach Polytechnic High School in California along with Diaz, 42,  who remembers the upperclassman quite fondly.

    "We went to high school together," the Sex Tape actress recalled on Lopez Tonight in 2011 . "He was a year older than me... I remember him, he was very tall and skinny. He wore lots of ponytails."

    "I'm pretty sure I bought weed from him," Diaz, who has a medical marijuana card, continued. "I was green even in high school!"

    Snoop is still green, too. Case in point? Just watch the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber Roast tonight at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

  • David Arquette Explains That Justin Bieber Fight

    Taryn Ryder at Yahoo Celebrity 2 days ago

    According to Page Six's initial report, the pop star wanted Arquette thrown out of his Vegas party after he caught wind that David was “talking about Bieber behind his back.”

    The source said: “Justin heard what David had been saying, and threw him out of his suite with the help of a friend, because they didn’t have security up there. Somehow David managed to get back in and rushed at Bieber to take him out. There was a confrontation, then other people got in the way to separate them. David was thrown out again, this time for good.”

    While speaking to Stern on Monday, Arquette insisted, "I didn't get in a fight and thrown out."

    What really went down was the Biebs had just thrown his birthday bash (following the taping of his Comedy Central roast in L.A.) at David's new club in Las Vegas, Heart of Omnia, at Caesars Palace. After the shindig, David got into an elevator thinking he was going to a friend's afterparty and when he got off, was asked to put his cell phone in a pillow case.

    Naturally, Howard responded to that by calling Bieber "a little prick."

  • Mariah Carey and Brett Ratner Fuel Romance Rumors in the Caribbean

    Taryn Ryder at Yahoo Celebrity 2 days ago

    Days after the Grammy-winning singer denied she was dating the Rush Hour director, the longtime pals were spotted strolling arm in arm — along with another female friend — in the Caribbean.

    Carey, who turned 45 on Friday, and Ratner, who turned 46 Saturday, threw a joint birthday celebration over the weekend in St. Barts. The lavish soiree took place on a yacht Sunday night.

    The above photo has fueled speculation that Mariah and Brett are more than friends. They have been spotted together more frequently since the "You're Mine" singer split with Nick Cannon last year.

    Earlier this month, Carey posted a shot of her and the filmmaker "hanging out in the girls room" together. A few weeks later, they were seen having dinner along with Courtney Love.

    Brett and Mariah do have a long history… of working together professionally, that is. They have been close friends since 1998 when he directed her "I Still Believe" music video. Ratner went on to direct seven more for the singer. Over the years, romance rumors have popped up, and repeatedly have been shot down.

    Talk about a confusing love boat.

  • Taraji P. Henson Apologizes to Police After Claiming Son Was Racially Profiled

    Taryn Ryder at Yahoo Celebrity 5 days ago

    Taraji P. Henson has apologized to the Glendale Police Department in California for alleging that they racially profiled her son, Marcel, during a traffic stop.

    "I would like to publicly apologize to the officer and the Glendale Police Department. A mother's job is not easy and neither is a police officer's. Sometimes as humans we overreact without gathering all the facts," the Empire star, 44, wrote in an Instagram post on Friday. "As a mother in this case, I overreacted and for that I apologize. Thank you to that officer for being kind to my son."

    She hashtagged the message #TurningANegativeIntoAPositive #LoveTarajiPHenson.

    However, the Los Angeles Timesobtained footage from the Oct. 18 stop in Glendale that tells a very different story. The police officer was seen driving in traffic when Marcel, 20, drove through a lighted crosswalk, failing to yield to a pedestrian. As the publication notes, his race was not apparent in the video as he was driving.

  • Kylie Jenner Says Lip Liner Changed Her Life

    Taryn Ryder at Yahoo Celebrity 5 days ago

    In a hard-hitting interview with Grazia U.K.,  the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star revealed how her liner and contouring "definitely changed my life."

    "I always have, like, every color lip liner [in my bag]," the 17 going on 25-year-old said. (How is she only 17?!)

    Even though Kim Kardashian's half-sister likes to rock designer clothes — and a multi-thousand dollar drama-filled watch — Kylie goes to the drugstore for one beauty product.

    "I love CVS," she confessed. "I get all my lashes from there."

    "We definitely have great lashes in the family [naturally]," she continued, "but lately I've been obsessed with strip lashes... All I do is wear fake lashes! I love them."

    Though you might think she'd turn to Kim for beauty advice, she actually looks to Khloé for tips.

    "She always [told] me growing up to put sunscreen on my hands and face," Kylie said. "And [to] always wash my face before I go to sleep."

  • Together Again? Jennifer Lopez Caught Kissing Casper Smart

    Taryn Ryder at Yahoo Celebrity 5 days ago

    At the premiere of Lopez's movie Home (Casper worked as the official choreographer), Smart told E! he and J.Lo were just pals.

    "We got a lot of ties. We're very close," Smart said about still spending time with his ex. "We're friends. We're very good friends."

    Very good friends indeed.

    The couple split back in May 2014, with sources saying at the time that the relationship "ran its course." There also were reports that Casper had been sending racy Instagram photos to someone else.

    "I had to make a commitment to myself to be alone: No flirting. No possibility of anything. No boys in any way, shape or form. I said, 'I'm shutting it down,'" Lopez recently told Peopleof her mindset post-split. "I'd never been alone… I always found my comfort in another person."

  • Zac Efron's Girlfriend Sami Miro Talks About Their 'Different' Relationship

    Taryn Ryder at Yahoo Celebrity 6 days ago

    Sorry, ladies… Zac Efron is definitely still taken. The Neighbors star has been happily off the market for several months now, and for the first time we are learning more about his girlfriend straight from Sami Miro herself.

    The "vintage curator-marketing executive-model-lifestyle blogger" talked with Elle about her newfound fame, oh, and her hunky boyfriend.

    Miro, a 27-year-old Santa Clara University grad with a master's degree in marketing from the University of San Francisco, met Efron through mutual friends while he was shooting We Are Friends .

    "I've never spoken about us before, but, um, it's definitely different," she said of her relationship with the Hollywood star. When asked how she deals with the Internet's obsession with Efron, she replied, "I think that you have to take that [kind of attention] with a grain of salt, and put yourself in other people's positions. I think that's actually a really big part of it, putting yourself in their shoes, and trying to understand where they're coming from, and then it kinds of makes sense."