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

    Raechal Leone Shewfelt at Yahoo Celebrity 8 hrs 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 8 hrs 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?"

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    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 9 hrs 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.

  • Tom Hardy: I'm 'Difficult' but 'Not Unreasonable'

    Mallory Schlossberg at Yahoo Celebrity 10 hrs ago

    “I have a reputation for being difficult. And I am. I am actually," the Mad Max: Fury Road star admitted while making a mug for his wife, actress Charlotte Riley. "But I'm not unreasonable. It used to be that if somebody hurt me, I’d lash out a bit in order to get them to stop."

    "It ultimately comes from fear," he confessed to the magazine. "If I cause enough of a mess, then people will never ask me again to do something I don't want to do. But that sort of backfires after a while so you don't want to do that. You grow up. And it's like, you know, you’ve got to watch how you behave. Because I've got the 'he's volatile' thing."

    It sounds like underneath that rough exterior is a sensitive, introspective kinda guy who really cares about his family. After all, he does paint pottery — he can't be that tough.

     

     

  • Paula Patton on Life After Robin Thicke: 'I'm Doing Really Well'

    Mallory Schlossberg at Yahoo Celebrity 10 hrs ago

    Sometimes it takes a really unfortunate experience — you know, like the painful, slow burn of a public breakup — to make you suddenly feel like you're a whole new woman. Look no further than Paula Patton, who was all smiles while chatting with Meredith Vieira about her recent divorce from Robin Thicke for an episode of The Meredith Vieira Show airing on Tuesday.

    If you couldn't already tell by how the 39-year-old actress is legitimately glowing, she's doing A-OK post-divorce. "You know, I'm doing really well," she told Vieira. "It's been a long year and a lot of challenges, but I've grown quite a bit and [I'm] just getting used to change."

    Regarding her new life, she said that she just "[embraces] it" and that she's "thankful for everything that [she does] have," which probably includes her 4-year-old son, Julian. "I live in a place of gratitude," she added.

     

  • David Arquette Explains That Justin Bieber Fight

    Taryn Ryder at Yahoo Celebrity 11 hrs 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."

  • Robin Williams's Family Will Try to Settle Their Dispute Out of Court

    Robert Kessler at Yahoo Celebrity 13 hrs ago

    The attorneys for Robin Williams's wife and children, Zachary, Zelda, and Cody, have decided to attempt to resolve a dispute over the late actor's will out of court. According to the Associated Press, the attorneys agreed Monday in court to meet informally before April 10 to settle the matter.

    The late actor's three children are from his first and second marriages; he married his third wife, Susan Williams, in 2011.

    The debate stems from Williams's will. According to the attorney for his children, his trust leaves them their father's clothing, jewelry, and personal photos taken before his marriage to Susan. According to Susan's lawyer Jim Wagstaffe, she wants to keep her wedding presents, the tuxedo Williams wore at their wedding, and photographs taken at his 60th birthday party in 2000, 11 years before they wed.

    Williams committed suicide last August after a recent Parkinson's disease diagnosis and lifelong battle with depression.

  • Mick Jagger's Romance With Ballerina Melanie Hamrick Heating Up

    Elizabeth Durand Streisand at Yahoo Celebrity 15 hrs ago

    Somebody, get these two a room — oh wait, they already took care of that themselves. Over the weekend, 71-year-old Mick Jagger was spotted leaving a fancy Manhattan building with 28-year-old Melanie Hamrick by his side. (Technically speaking, they weren't exactly side-by-side, as they seemed to make an effort to keep a bit of distance in between.) Despite their rather modest effort at discretion, however, the picture was pretty clear, especially considering that they were both assisted by the same chauffeur to get into the same black car.

    Probably most notable about Hamrick's appearance, however, wasn't what she wore or carried: It was her expression. Though, like Mick, she dutifully kept her head down as she made her way into the car, she couldn't keep a beaming smile off her face.

    But what else do we know about this dancing beauty besides the fact that she had a broken engagement and seems to have caught a rock legend's eye?

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

    Taryn Ryder at Yahoo Celebrity 16 hrs 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.

  • Snooki Celebrates Her Daughter's Baptism

    Mallory Schlossberg at Yahoo Celebrity 17 hrs ago

    Gone are the days when Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi was known for her weekends of debauchery on New Jersey's beaches. This past weekend, the Jersey Shore alum proved how far she's come since her reality TV days, as she celebrated her daughter Giovanna's baptism. And Giovanna looked super cute!

    Snooki Instagrammed a photo of herself and her pal, Stephanie Greiner, at the celebration on Sunday.

    "Baptized Giovanna today!" Snooki wrote. "Steph's a godmother @stephanie_b22."

    Newly-appointed godmother Greiner posted a photo of herself with her freshly baptized goddaughter, who was all dolled up in blue bows and ruffles for her big day.

    Snooki's BFF and Snooki & JWoww co-star, Jenni "JWoww" Farley, was also in attendance, along with her baby girl, Meilani. Snooki snapped a photo of her pal in full mama mode.

    " She's lovin that mom life @jwoww," wrote Snooki.