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  • The 7 Best Pranks George Clooney Has Pulled on His Famous Friends, Plus 1 He Pulled on the Press

    Elizabeth Durand Streisand at Yahoo Celebrity 8 hrs ago

    It takes a special kind of man to be a movie star capture the heart of a brilliant woman convince a friend his cat is dying of constipation. But George Clooney is exactly that kind of man. Over the last two decades, the actor has made headlines not only for his performances, but also for his pranks. In honor of April Fools' Day, we've rounded up some of the best and brightest from the Clooney archives in hopes that they might inspire the next generation of prank legends. (Amal Alamuddin, we're looking at you!)

    1. That time he made Richard Kind think his cat hadn't had a bowel movement in weeks.

    2. That time he gave Richard Kind a hideous painting he found in the trash and passed it off as his own work.

    Poor Richard just can't get a break. Just three years after the infamous kitty litter prank, George's longtime pal got nailed again. It all started when Clooney found an awful, gigantic painting in a random pile of trash, took it home, framed it, and signed it as his own. Then for months, he kept telling Richard he was taking art classes. On Richard's 40 th birthday, George gifted his friend the painting, which Kind dutifully hung in his living room.

  • Zoë Kravitz Opens Up About Eating Disorder: 'You Could See My Rib Cage'

    Raechal Leone Shewfelt at Yahoo Celebrity 11 hrs ago

    Zoë Kravitz seems so cool and confident, but the 26-year-old actress and singer has overcome some serious body issues.

    "I had a really hard time when I was 16, 17, 18," the daughter of rocker Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet says in a new interview with Complex magazine. Kravitz explains that she struggled with both anorexia and bulimia until roughly two years ago.

    "I think it was part of being a woman, and being surrounded by [fame]," she notes. "I don't think it was about the fame, but I think it was definitely about being around that world, seeing that world. I felt pressured."

    Related: Seeing Double: Zoë Kravitz Channels Mom Lisa Bonet

    "It was f---ed up, man," she says. "You could see my rib cage. I was just trying to lose more weight for the film but I couldn't see: You're there. Stop. It was scary."

    Then, she describes having a sudden change of heart on New Year's Eve 2013.

     

  • Kevin Hart Wrote a Whole Dang Book About His 'Humble Beginnings' on Instagram

    Robert Kessler at Yahoo Celebrity 14 hrs ago

    Kevin Hart shared this adorable photo of his younger self on Instagram, which he used to lure you in before delivering a privilege-checking one-two punch to make you feel bad about all the stuff you had while growing up. In the caption for the photo, Hart explained it was taken on his birthday, though he didn't say exactly how old he was.

    "This picture shows you guys where I am from and what I had," the 35-year-old Hart wrote. "It was damn near nothing but my mom did a great job of loving the sh*t out of me and that made me happy!!!"

    Hart then went on to describe the extent of the poverty he experienced as a child, pointing out the tins of tuna and sardines behind him, which were what he was "raised on." Hart also recalled that his childhood bedroom was a bunk bed in a hallway. And he noted there was duct tape on the sink "to keep the roaches away from the plates and the food."

    "This is why I will never let this business change me," Hart said. "I came from nothing and I'm glad because that is what made me the man that I am today!!!!"

  • David Beckham Accompanied Son Brooklyn on the Teen's First Date

    Raechal Leone Shewfelt at Yahoo Celebrity 16 hrs ago

    Life in the Beckham family isn't all runways and high-fashion photo shoots.

    Just ask 16-year-old Brooklyn, the eldest son of former soccer star and underwear model David and clothing designer Victoria. As David appeared on The Late Late Show With James Corden on Monday, he revealed that the teen has to by abide by the same rules as any high schooler.

    For starters, Brooklyn was only allowed to go on a date if his dad went, too. "On his first date, which he was about 14 and a half, Victoria was actually in London," David recalled. "It was Valentine's Day and he said, 'I'd love to take this girl to dinner.' I said, 'OK, great.' I spoke to Victoria and she was like, 'Really?' I said, 'Yeah, he's going to do it.' She said, 'OK. Make sure you take him and make sure you sit in the restaurant.'"

    He continued, "I was like, 'Really? You're gonna make me do that?' She said, 'Yep. That's the only way I'm going to let him go.' So we took him to a small sushi restaurant and he sat at the sushi bar and I sat about five tables back." How embarrassing!

     

  • Don't Call Helen Mirren Sexy

    Taryn Ryder at Yahoo Celebrity 17 hrs 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.

  • Jonathan Bricklin on His Split From Susan Sarandon: 'She's Someone I Love More Than Anyone'

    Robert Kessler at Yahoo Celebrity 18 hrs ago

    Breaking up with the Susan Sarandon cannot be an easy thing to do. How is one to move on when there is simply no one better? It's this issue which Jonathan Bricklin is currently grappling with, after breaking up with Sarandon earlier this month.

    "We’re taking some time apart to really refresh," Bricklin told Page Six about their split. "But she’s someone I love more than anyone I've ever been with and that won't change. We're going to figure out how life proceeds from here."

    Bricklin, 37, and Sarandon, 68, broke up after they spent six months filming their daily lives for the AOL show Connected . It was reported that the strain of the reality show was what split them up and Sarandon allegedly told Bricklin, "You're a cast member, I'm not," which has to be in the top five all-time break up phrases.

    But Bricklin says it was more than just the show.

  • Megan Fox Knows You Don't Think She's Smart

    Robert Kessler at Yahoo Celebrity 20 hrs ago

    Megan Fox has your number. She knows you think she's dumb. But it's fine, she's fine. She's got a family and a career and millions of dollars. And have you seen her husband's body? She's fine.

    Fox appears on the cover of April's Harper's Bazaar Arabia . Within the pages of the magazine, she talks about her public image, which she says isn't entirely accurate.

    "I would say most people assume that I’m not very smart or educated or earnest, because I have this image that I’m sort of narcissistic, chasing attention, and wanting people to like me," she says. "It makes me laugh because I’ve done plenty of interviews and when you read the article from beginning to end you can see that I’m not your typical music video model.”

    But Fox wasn't done there. Despite having gotten in trouble in the past for dissing the Transformers franchise, Fox goes in on them again.

    Fox also talks to the magazine about her growing family which includes husband Brian Austin Green and two sons, 2-year-old Noah and 13-month-old Bodhi.

  • The Original Selena: The Influence the Late Singer Has Had on Celebrity

    Raechal Leone Shewfelt at Yahoo Celebrity 1 day ago

    Among the archives of the Smithsonian Institution, somewhere between Dorothy's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz and the puffy shirt from Seinfeld , is a costume that belonged to late Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla. It's a satin bustier, black pants, a leather motorcycle jacket, and leather boots that the 23-year-old wore as she wowed audiences — many in the U.S., although most of her songs were sung in Spanish — in the early '90s.

    The fact that Selena's clothes are included among such iconic objects shows her importance to the culture. Although she was young, the Mexican-American songstress played concerts for crowds of 80,000 and won a Grammy for the best Mexican-American album of 1994. At the time of her death, from a bullet fired by the president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar, Selena was recording her first album in English, the native language of the Texas-born star.

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  • Wait, Who Used to Prank Call Russell Crowe?!

    Raechal Leone Shewfelt at Yahoo Celebrity 1 day ago

    A lot of people would have found a call from the late Michael Jackson to be exciting, even something to look forward to. Not Russell Crowe.

    In a new interview with the Guardian, the Noah star claimed that the King of Pop used to call him regularly. "For two or three f---ing years," Crowe said. "I never met him, never shook his hand, but he found out the name I stayed in hotels under, so it didn't matter where I was. He'd ring up do this kind of thing, like you did when you were 10, you know? 'Is Mr. Wall there? Is Mrs. Wall there? Are there any Walls there? Then what's holding the roof up? Ha ha.' You're supposed to grow out of doing that, right?"

    Related: Russell Crowe: Hollywood Actresses Need to Act Their Age

    The Aussie star added that although Jackson had invited him to his Neverland Ranch, he had never visited.

  • Check Out Snoop Dogg's High School Yearbook Photo

    Taryn Ryder at Yahoo Celebrity 1 day 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.