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Nina Dobrev Explains Why She Left The Vampire Diaries and Why She's Really "Picky" About Roles Today
According to Nina Dobrev, leaving The Vampire Diaries was all a part of her plan. The 28-year-old star, who emigrated to Toronto from Bulgaria when she was merely a toddler, rose to national fame when she landed the role of Elena Gilbert in CW's hit series in 2009. Fast forward six years later, the actress surprised fans when she did not sign on for season 7 and the series lost a longtime and beloved main character. Reflecting on that time today, Dobrev maintains that the exit was her choice. "That was the plan from the get-go," she told harper by Harper's Bazaar. "If anything, the fact that [leaving] terrified me drove me even more." While leaving a show that made her a »
Katy Perry Reschedules the First 6 Dates of Her Witness Tour
Katy Perry shared some good news—and some bad news—with fans Thursday. In an Instagram post, the "Chained to the Rhythm" singer announced three acts will be joining her on Witness: the Tour: Noah Cyrus (Sept. 19 – Nov. 1), Purity Ring (Nov. 7 – Dec. 20) and Carly Rae Jepsen (Jan. 5 – Feb. 5). As for the bad news? In a statement to E! News, Perry said, "Due to unavoidable production delays, major elements of my tour stage design could not be available for me to rehearse on until this week. I'll be spending the next few weeks taking the time to properly prepare the show to be an experience I am proud to share with you." "I'm sorry for any inconvenience this »
Taylor Swift Makes Generous Donation to Mariska Hargitay's Foundation After Groping Trial
Taylor Swift is already making good on her promise to help support sexual assault victims after winning her groping trial against DJ David Mueller. According to E! News, the singer gave an undisclosed but "generous" amount of money to fellow sexual activist and close friend Mariska Hargitay's Joyful Heart Foundation, which seeks to "heal, educate, and advocate" sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse survivors. "Joyful Heart is honored to be recognized by Taylor Swift for our work on behalf of and in service to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse," a spokesperson for the charity said. Shortly after the donation, Mariska posted a sweet message to Taylor on social media writing, "For sharing your story, your resources, your time, your voice: @taylorswift13 you are a force. #grateful for you." The friendship between the two ladies actually goes pretty far back. Not only did the actress »
- Kelsie Gibson
Kit Harington Wants the Got Cast to Get Matching Tattoos When the Show Ends
There are only eight episodes left in Game of Thrones ever, and Kit Harington is already brainstorming ways to commemorate the conclusion of the epic HBO show. During an appearance on The Late Late Show on Wednesday night, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (who plays Jaime Lannister) revealed that his costar wants everyone in the cast to get matching tattoos. Even though he isn't too keen on the idea, he said he could be persuaded depending on the design. So what exactly qualifies as a great tattoo? While host James Corden suggested they all get dragons on their backs, Lin-Manuel Miranda joked that Nikolaj should get his onscreen sister Cersei's name with a heart (ew). Guess we'll just have to wait and see if he actually gives in. »
- Kelsie Gibson
Taylor Swift Makes Generous Donation to Mariska Hargitay's Charity That Helps Sexual Assault Survivors
Taylor Swift is a woman of her word.
After vowing to help those survivors of sexual assault following her victory in court earlier this week, the 27-year-old singer made a donation to actress Mariska Hargitay's Joyful Heart Foundation.
“Taylor is aware of the Joyful Heart Foundation and follows our work,” Maile M. Zambuto, CEO of the Joyful Heart Foundation, told the Huffington Post on Wednesday. “Her team got in touch with me and we talked a lot about her commitment, all along throughout this ordeal, to wanting to be of service to survivors.” »
Pink Says Her Feud with Christina Aguilera Is Over: ‘We’ve Made Amends’
On Wednesday, the “What About Us” singer responded to a Twitter user who believed that her 2001 music video for “Lady Marmalade” — which also featured Aguilera, Mya and Lil’ Kim — was the only “relevant” music video of her nearly 20-year career, even calling Pink a “Xtina backup dancer.”
“Want to point out an awful new phenomenon of the last 10 years. We can no longer be happy for each other,” Pink, who is the recipient of this year’s MTV VMAs Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, »
- Karen Mizoguchi
Rapper Tyler The Creator Says He Had a Boyfriend at 15
Rapper Tyler The Creator has shrugged off claims that he is homophobic and revealed that he had a boyfriend when he was a teenager.
Appearing on the Know Wave radio show on Monday, the 26-year-old said he has long been open minded, despite previously being accused of being homophobic.
“Open-minded now? I had a boyfriend when I was 15 in f—— Hawthorne, n—-,” the rapper – real name is Tyler Gregory Okonma explained. “If that’s not open-minded, then I don’t know what the f— is.”
The Nuts & Bolts star took to Twitter on Wednesday and seemed to backtrack on his earlier statement. »
- Chelsea White
Watch: Vern Yip Gives a Tour of His Tiny New York Apartment
“This place is less than 800 square feet, but it’s designed to be incredibly functional,” Yip explains, giving a tour of his city pad on the next episode of Open House, airing this Sunday and hosted by his fellow TLC and Hgtv star Genevieve Gorder. Flexible features like a trio of storage ottomans in the living room that can also be used for extra seating at the dining table make the most of the small space. »
- Mackenzie Schmidt
Group Hug! BFFs North West and Penelope Disick on Adorable Playdate
Cousins North West and Penelope Disick continue to have the most adorable friendship.
On Wednesday, Kim Kardashian West shared a sweet shot of her 4-year-old daughter and 5-year-old niece to her Instagram story — the two tiny tots intertwined in a group hug with pal Ryan Romulus.
The cousins looked like twins in their matching pigtail puns.
Penelope, the daughter of Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick, wore a black short-sleeve shirt and denim shorts, with matching black sneakers. North, meanwhile, wore an oversized purple sweater dress and a pair white sneakers.
Ryan, the daughter of Kanye West’s PR rep Tracy Nguyen Romulus, »
- Dave Quinn
How Audrey Hepburn Finally Found Love after Two Broken Marriages — and Why Her Last Love Never Proposed
After dealing with the pain of two failed marriages, Audrey Hepburn found lasting love at the perfect time.
At age 49, after her divorces from actor Mel Ferrer and pyschiatrist Andrea Dotti, Hepburn fell for Dutch-born businessman Robert Wolders, who in People’s new cover story about the iconic star’s private world, shares the story of their love and why it lasted, though they never wed.
“We were ready for each other,” Wolders says of their near-instant chemistry. “At the time in our lives that we met, we had both made our mistakes. If chance would have had it that »
- Kara Warner and Liz McNeil
King of Spain Leads Emotional Moment of Silence After Barcelona Attacks as Death Toll Rises to 14
The King of Spain, Felipe VI, on Friday led a moment of silence in Barcelona’s famous Catalonia Square less than a day after a van barreled into the city’s popular Las Ramblas tourist district, killing 13 people.
The King stood alongside Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy as he led the somber moment surrounded by scores of mourning residents.
After silence concluded, the crowd clapped and chanted “I am not afraid,” according to NBC News.
Just before 6 p.m. on Thursday, the van jumped the curb and left a trail of bloodied, bruised bodies as it continued on its path for more than a thousand feet. »
- Char Adams
Best Dressed of the Week: Fergie, Kerry Washington & More!
G-l-a-m-o-r-o-u-s, yeah. But when does Fergie not look glam? The singer (who just told the public via Instagram she's putting out a new album) stepped out in New York the other day showing off her toned body and cool yet casual style. The focal point? Those acid wash jeans we can't stop staring at. It's been a while since we've seen denim like that. Who else was walking around NYC fashionably? Katie Holmes rocks a killer jumpsuit everyone needs to see. Then holding it down in La (in a denim Tory Burch dress) is Kerry Washington, serving some real daytime perfection. To see all our favorite looks from the past week, start scrolling! What outfit was your fav? Tell us »
Disney Channel Battle: Vote in Round 1 for Your Favorite TV Series
The time has come to pick your favorite Disney Channel show. Since 1995, the network has been providing family-friendly entertainment through animated, reality and scripted series like Kim Possible, Bug Juice and Lizzie McGuire. Many of its young stars, like Selena Gomez and Shia Labeouf, parlayed their fame to become bonafide superstars. E! News' Disney Channel Battle has officially launched, meaning it's time to vote for your favorite program. The competition is tournament-style, meaning two shows will be pitted against one another this week, and only one will survive for another round of voting next week. Whether you're a lifelong Even Stevens fan or you predicted the Raven's Home revival, »
Miley Cyrus Releases Elvis-Inspired ‘Younger Now’ Video — Plus, Check Out Her New Album Art & Track List!
Miley Cyrus released the music video for her latest single “Younger Now” on Thursday, and the Diamond Martel-directed neon-lit rockabilly dreamscape is truly stunning. The beautifully shot video evokes a lot of the young artist’s musical roots –country/western music specifically, she rocks a rhinestone-studded jumpsuit that godmother Dolly Parton, who joins Cyrus on the album’s third track, “Rainbowland,” would be […] »
- Jordan Appugliesi
All About Patti Cake$' Danielle Macdonald: How an Australian Became the Ultimate Rapping Jersey Girl
Get ready for Danielle Macdonald to rock your world.
The Australian newcomer, 26, has critics raving about her star-making performance in Patti Cake$, now in theaters. The crowd-pleasing Sundance hit features Macdonald as Patricia Dombrowski, a young woman in New Jersey with plenty of the state’s signature attitude, along with a dream of becoming a rapper. Meanwhile, she’s working odd jobs to get by while living with her washed-up singer mom (Bridget Everett) and ailing grandma (Cathy Moriarty) and relying on the help of her friends to keep her hopes alive.
Read on to know more about the summer movie season’s breakout star. »
- Ale Russian
The Way Prince Charles and Camilla Met Was Pretty Common - With a Twist
Image Source: Getty / Karwai Tang Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles's highly publicized, scandal-filled relationship began how most do: at a party. In 1971, Charles and Camilla, then Camilla Shand, were introduced at a mutual friend's event by none other than Charles's college girlfriend, Lucia Santa Cruz. Lucia, the daughter of the former Chilean ambassador to London, was said to have carried on a brief but passionate romance with Charles while he was studying at Cambridge University years earlier and insisted that she had "just the girl" for the prince before hooking him up with Camilla. While chatting at the party, they soon discovered a shared love of polo and being outdoors, and Camilla reportedly made a joke about her great-grandmother Alice Keppel having had an affair with King Edward VIII, telling Charles, "My great-grandmother was the mistress of your great-great-grandfather. I feel we have something in common." The two began dating almost immediately, »
- Brittney Stephens
10 Celebrity Couples Who Broke Up Before Getting Married
Hey, sometimes you need a break! While it may not be the most common tactic, many famous long-term relationships have proven to be made stronger after a split - even royal couple Prince William and Kate Middleton took a break from their relationship before getting married in the biggest, most lavish ceremony of our time. They'll likely tell you that there's nothing wrong with taking a timeout from your relationship to figure things out, get your priorities straight, and be reminded of just how much you love someone. Keep reading to see the high-profile pairs who broke up before ultimately tying the knot. RelatedBreakup to Makeup: 34 On-Again, Off-Again Celebrity Couples »
- Brittney Stephens
Prince Charles May Never Have Married Diana If This Hadn't Happened
Image Source: Getty / Anwar Hussein On July 29, 1981, Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer in a royal wedding watched by 750 million people. Charles and Diana would go on to have an unhappy marriage filled with scandal, including Charles's widely reported affair with Camilla Parker Bowles. We all know how it ended: Charles and Diana divorced in 1996. Diana died tragically in 1997. And by 2005, Charles and Camilla had made things official and married. RelatedThe Heartbreaking Thing Prince William Told Diana After She Lost Her Title in the Divorce But this whole saga may have been avoided, if it weren't for Camilla's shady father. Almost a decade before his wedding to Diana, Charles had already fallen for Camilla. In the Summer of 1972, the two began spending lots of time together. Camilla's longtime on-again-off-again boyfriend Andrew Parker Bowles was out of the country on army service, and she struck up a romantic relationship with Charles. »
- Annie Gabillet
Mayweather/McGregor Fight Attracts a Slew of Big Celebrities
The Floyd Mayweather/Conor McGregor fight will be riddled with celebrities ... and TMZ Sports knows some who will be front and center. Here's a partial list: -- Angelina Jolie -- Drake -- Elon Musk -- Diddy -- Mark Wahlberg -- Denzel Washington -- Charlize Theron -- LL Cool J -- Jamie Foxx -- LeBron James -- Bob Kraft -- Rick Ross -- Adam Levine -- Michael Bay -- Avicii There are other celebs who have »
- TMZ Staff
Laguna Beach Pd to Protesters: One False Move and You're Busted!!!
The Laguna Beach Pd's not putting up with crap from "America First" protesters this Sunday, and it's got everything to do with Charlottesville -- get out of line, head straight to jail. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Laguna Beach Pd has put the word out to the organization ... there is a "zero tolerance policy" for Sunday's rally, where demonstrators will demand tougher border policies. Cops have said they will not give warnings on Sunday ... demonstrators »
- TMZ Staff
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