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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
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
'America's Got Talent' Golden Buzzer Singers Could Bank $1 Million off Records
Angelica Hale and Angelina Green, the 10 and 13-year-old singers who earned the coveted Golden Buzzer on "America's Got Talent" this season, are both bound for the finals and if either gal wins, they could make $1 million just off records. We got a hold of the contracts that detail their exclusive recording, publishing and merchandise deals with Syco, the entertainment company owned by Sony and Simon Cowell. Here's the breakdown ... the winner gets a $100k advance »
- TMZ Staff
Chopper on 'Making the Band 2' 'Memba Him?!
Rodney Hill aka. Chopper is best known for being the troublemaking rapper in Da Band -- alongside Dylan, Freddy P, Ness, Babs and Sara Stokes -- in the early 2000s MTV reality show "Making the Band 2." Guess what he looks like now! Read more »
- TMZ Staff
Jesse Williams Breaks Silence On Custody Battle With Ex Aryn Drake-Lee
Days after news broke that Jesse Williams' estranged wife, Aryn Drake-Lee, was asking the court for sole legal and physical custody of their two children -- 3-year-old daughter Sadie and 2-year-old son Maceo -- the Grey's Anatomy star is breaking his silence.
"These are matters for the court to decide," Williams' representative said in a statement to Et on Thursday. "Jesse has been working tirelessly to maintain his bond with their children and it is important to note that the dramatizations made in Aryn's declaration are a one-sided account made with a specific goal in mind."
In court documents obtained by Et, which Drake-Lee filed on Friday, Williams' estranged wife made several scathing allegations about him, claiming that he has missed numerous events in their children's lives, including their daughter's preschool graduation, because of his work, that he has »
Meek Mill Arrested for Reckless Endangerment in NYC
People confirms the 30-year-old rapper remains in police custody after being arrested at 10.15pm. He will be spending the night in Central Booking before facing a judge Friday morning.
The former boyfriend of Nicki Minaj was charged with reckless endangerment, a spokesman for the NYPD tells People.
Mill was arrested after police saw video on Instagram of the star allegedly riding his quad bike “around the streets of Upper Manhattan” the previous evening.
Authorities allege the rapper »
- Chelsea White
Watch: James Corden Pays Tribute to Victims of Barcelona Attack in Powerful Monologue
James Corden retooled Thursday’s opening monologue in the wake of the recent attacks in Spain.
“You will by now have heard about the tragic events today in Barcelona. It saddens me that once again I need to start our program talking about another appalling tragedy in the world,” the Late Late Show host, 38, began his somber speech.
Corden previously made powerful statements at the top of his CBS late-night program following the horrific terror attack in Manchester in May as well as the London Bridge attacks in June.
“When we hear about London or Paris, Stockholm and now Barcelona, »
- Karen Mizoguchi
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 proud of -- while also examining her own growth and evolution as an performer. One moment, she's reenacting an Elvis puppet show, the next, she's planting one on a granny in cat-eye glasses.
News: Miley Cyrus Finally Feels Like She Has 'Respect': 'I Proved What I Wanted to Do'
The song -- which is the titular track off Cyrus' forthcoming sixth studio album -- is the third single she's released following "Malibu" and "Inspired," and continues to showcase her new sound --which is a drastic change from what fans heard off her previous albums, Bangerz and [link »
Even With Greyscale, We Would Be All Over Game of Thrones' Iain Glen
In the Game of Thrones, you win or you die, but when it comes to Iain Glen, we're pretttty sure you just get turned on. The Scottish actor, who plays Jorah Mormont on the hit HBO show, has caught our eye from the beginning. His character's unwavering love for Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) has always been a bright light in the otherwise dark show. And it also doesn't hurt that the 56-year-old delivers his lines with brooding faces and enough emotion to make us tear up. Because of our love for him, we always find ourselves wondering what he looked like back in the day. And guess what? He's always been really f*cking hot. Keep reading to see what we mean while we hold out hope that the loyal knight will find his way back to his queen again after that emotional reunion. RelatedWhere Every Major Game of Thrones »
- Caitlin Hacker
Watch: Miley Cyrus Debuts Music Video for New Single 'Younger Now'
Miley Cyrus is feeling “Younger Now.”
The singer, 24, premiered the title track off her forthcoming album early Friday morning, along with the accompanying music video that was directed by Diane Martel and co-directed by Cyrus.
“I just think for girls to celebrate being young right now would be a great thing,” Cyrus told Billboard in May about the title of her album, adding that she had a light bulb moment during a conversation with her mother, »
- Karen Mizoguchi
Selma Blair Mourns Death Of Her Dog After Accident: ‘Our Hearts Are Broken’
Selma Blair had some sad news to share on Instagram, revealing to her followers that her dog, Ducky, passed away on Thursday after suffering a “terrible accident” the previous night. “Run with the angels. We miss you so much. So much, sweet girl,” wrote Blair in the caption accompanying a photo of Ducky with her […] »
- Brent Furdyk
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