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  • Read Leonard Nimoy's 1968 Words of Wisdom to a Mixed-Race Teen

    Robert Kessler at Yahoo Celebrity 1 hr ago

    Leonard Nimoy, who passed away Friday at the age of 83, was best known for his portrayal of Spock on Star Trek . In addition to the legions of Star Trek fans who revered him, Spock and, by extension Nimoy, was considered a hero by many people who'd ever felt different.

    In 1968, one of those people, a teenaged girl whose mother was black and whose father was white, wrote to Fave magazine asking Spock, who was half-human, half-Vulcan, how he'd handled the rejection of not fitting in. Nimoy was so moved by the letter that he penned a response, which Fave then published the following month. Nimoy's letter is both touching and inspiring.

    "It takes a great deal of courage to turn your back on popularity and to go out on your own," Nimoy writes. "Although inside you're not really like members of the pack, it's still frightening to decide to leave them, because as long as you're popular, you have at least someone to hang around with."

  • Will Forte Gave a Nasty Toast During Seth Meyers's Wedding

    Mallory Schlossberg at Yahoo Celebrity 2 hrs ago

    Will Forte and Seth Meyers go way back. Not only did the two star on Saturday Night Live together, but they've remained friends. So when Forte appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers to plug his new show, Last Man on Earth (which features perhaps the beard of the year), Forte and Meyers started taking a trip down memory lane.

    One anecdote that came up was about when Forte gave a speech at Meyers's rehearsal dinner before hiswedding to Alexi Ashe in 2013. The speech was the opposite of what one might expect at a rehearsal dinner, but probably pretty standard for the SNL crew. The toast was made in character as Hamilton, a crass white supremacist. But who cares how offensive he was? He was hilarious.

    "How does a woman of such divine symmetrical features marry a hook nose?" asked Forte as Hamilton, making fun of Meyers's distinguished features. "But it works."

  • Dave Coulier Requires No Sustenance Other Than John Stamos's Leftovers

    Robert Kessler at Yahoo Celebrity 4 hrs ago

    Dave Coulier, a man who once inspired Alanis Morissette to sing "did you forget about me, Mr. Duplicity" and a nation to say "cut it out," is not at all embarassed to say that John Stamos is the only reason he got laid in the '90s. During an interview with Boston's 103.3 FM, Coulier seemed all too happy to have spent an entire decade playing the William Miller to Stamos's Russell Hammond.

    "When I was a single guy, it used to be great. You'd ski in John Stamos's wake and supermodels were bouncing off of him," Coulier said, unashamed. "It was pretty special."

    Coulier and Stamos became close playing Uncles Jesse and Joey on Full House and remain friends to this day. These days, Coulier is married — to photographer Melissa Bring — but back in the halcyon days of mullets and leather jackets, Coulier was like Stamos's storm drain, sucking up all the run-off.

    "I could never ask a girl out," Coulier admit during the interview. "I was always the funny guy."

     

  • '60 Minutes' Reporter Lara Logan Hospitalized for Internal Bleeding

    Mallory Schlossberg at Yahoo Celebrity 5 hrs ago

    CBS News's foreign affairs correspondent and 60 Minutes reporter Lara Logan was hospitalized on Wednesday for internal bleeding and diverticulitis. While a spokesperson from CBS News would not divulge specifics, they did tell Yahoo, " We wish Lara a speedy recovery."

    Diverticulitis is a digestive disorder that can result in severe stomach pain.According to Mayo Clinic, the condition occurs when generally benign diverticula (or " small, bulging pouches that can form in the lining of your digestive system") become infected. There was no mentioned cause for Logan's internal bleeding.

    She will probably stay in the hospital for a few days until she recovers, but until then, we're wishing her a quick recovery.

    See Lara reporting on Ebola below:

  • Now Who's the Design Guru? Kim Kardashian Talked Kanye West Out of a Face Tattoo

    Robert Kessler at Yahoo Celebrity 7 hrs ago

    This one goes out to all the haters, everyone who said Kim Kardashian was no good for Kanye West, the swelling masses who hesitated to accept our new King and Queen. Last night, Kim talked Kanye out of getting a tattoo on his face.

    As the old saying goes: nothing good happens after 2 a.m., unless you have the level head and steady hand of Kim Kardashian on your side. And so, after Kanye's already emotional day, when the pair found themselves in a London tattoo parlor at 4 a.m., and Kanye was all, "Let's tattoo my face!!!!" fortunately Kim was there to chuckle, wait a beat, ask if he was serious, and then suggest perhaps he get a tattoo on his wrist instead. Which is exactly what he did:

    four in the mornin' and he's zonin' @mxmttt pic.twitter.com/2toTjHRrUE

    West had the birthdays of his mother Donda, who passed away in 2007, and his daughter North, 2048 President Elect, tattooed on his wrists in Roman numerals.

    But, ah, what could have been...

  • Kanye West Tweets Apology to Beck Following Breakdown During Radio Interview

    Nicole Pajer at Yahoo Celebrity 20 hrs ago

    Kanye West, is that you?

    The rapper capped an emotional Thursday by publicly apologizing to Beck for rushing the stage when the indie-rock star was awarded the Grammy for Album of the Year over Kanye pal Beyoncé. Kanye said backstage that Beck should have given up the award to "respect artistry."

    Kanye eventually admitted that he hadn't actually even heard Beck's album before making such a claim. On Thursday, he took to Twitter to extend an olive branch to Beck... and then to Bruno Mars, whom Kanye also has beefed with.

    I would like to publicly apologize to Beck, I’m sorry Beck.

    I also want to publicly apologize to Bruno Mars, I used to hate on him but I really respect what he does as an artist.

    I also would love for Bruno to sing this hook on this song 88 Keys / Puff and I produced… I even asked Tyler to shoot the vid.

    "Louise Wilson was the baddest professor of all time of any fashion school ever — notorious for not letting people stop at a 7 or 8 ever, pushing people to a 12."

    It was a rare time that Kanye was at a loss for words.

  • Kelly Osbourne Accepts Giuliana Rancic's Apology for Zendaya Remarks

    Raechal Leone Shewfelt at Yahoo Celebrity 21 hrs ago

    Everything seems to be cool again with Kelly Osbourne and Giuliana Rancic.

    The Fashion Police co-hosts had always been friendly while filming their show, but Osbourne was none too pleased with Rancic earlier this week. In fact, Rancic upset a lot of people when she commented on the show's Oscar special that actress-singer Zendaya's dreadlocked hair made Rancic think Zendaya smelled of patchouli oil and weed.

    Related: Giuliana Rancic Apologizes for Zendaya Hair Remark; Kelly Osbourne 'Questioning' Her 'Fashion Police' Gig

    Osbourne tweeted Tuesday that she was "seriously questioning" continuing on the show. But after Zendaya graciously accepted the apology Rancic issued on E! News Tuesday, Osbourne forgave, too.

    It takes a strong women to apologize & makes a forgiving women even stronger! #ThisTooShallPass

    That's quite a change from Osbourne's tweet one day earlier.

    Osbourne was undoubtedly inspired by Zendaya's kind response to Rancic's apology.

  • Bill Cosby: 'I'm Far From Finished'

    Taryn Ryder at Yahoo Celebrity 21 hrs ago

    The embattled 77-year-old entertainer issued a new statement ahead of his comedy show scheduled in Louisiana on Friday, which will go on as planned (many have not).

    “Dear Fans: For 53 years you have given me your love, support, respect and trust. Thank you! I can’t wait to see your smiling faces and warm your hearts with a wonderful gift — LAUGHTER. I’m ready!" the once beloved comedian said. “I thank you, the theatre staff, the event organizers and the Lafayette Community for your continued support and coming to experience family, fun entertainment. Hey, Hey, Hey — I’m far from finished. Sincerely, Bill Cosby.”

    The comedian has denied wrongdoing through his legal team, but has largely remained silent.

    Wonder if he will give the joke another go tomorrow.

  • Scarlett Johansson: Nothing 'Creepy or Inappropriate' About John Travolta

    Robert Kessler at Yahoo Celebrity 22 hrs ago

    Scarlett Johansson has come to John Travolta's defense after a picture of him greeting her on the red carpet at the Oscars became an Internet meme.

    "There is nothing at all strange, creepy or inappropriate about John Travolta," Johansson said in a statement to the Associated Press. She also called her A Love Song for Bobby Long co-star a "class act" and noted that she hadn't seen him "in some years and it is always a pleasure to be greeted by him.

    Johansson further explained that the photo was "an unfortunate still-frame from a live-action encounter that was totally sweet and totally welcome. That still photo does not reflect what preceded and followed if you see the moment live. Yet another way we are misguided, misinformed and sensationalized by the 24-hour news cycle."

    Related: Oscars Highs and Lows: Neil Patrick Harris Sings, Patricia Arquette Inspires, and John Travolta Creeps Us All Out

     

  • Gisele Bündchen Shares Rare Wedding Pic for #TBT on Her Sixth Anniversary

    Mallory Schlossberg at Yahoo Celebrity 23 hrs ago

    What do you do when your wedding anniversary happens to fall on a Thursday? You post a #TBT to your wedding, of course. And if you happen to be Gisele Bündchen , 34, one of the most gorgeous women on the planet, and your husband happens to football dynamo Tom Brady, 37, then you post a rare photo on Instagram for us mortals to ooh and aah over.

    "Magical day! #tbt," she wrote. " Dia mágico! "

    And surely that day — February 26, 2009 — was special, given the looks of that insanely cool cake topper alone. It practically classifies as a piece of artwork! (This is the point where brides-to-be who are watching their wallets curse their budget restrictions. If only!)

    But all joking and jealousy aside, look at these two. Look how in love they look! And look how drop-dead amazing her sparkling wedding dress is!

    Happy sixth anniversary, Gisele and Tom! Here's to your next.