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    NFL’s Victor Cruz Surprises Longtime Girlfriend with a Ring (Watch)

    *He didn’t do his patented touchdown salsa dance afterward, but New York Giants star Victor Cruz had much to celebrate after his longtime girlfriend accepted his marriage proposal. Video of the moment, which made its way to TMZ.com, shows the wide receiver at his church in New Jersey on July 13. He and his girlfriend […]

    Report: Lakers Offer Coaching Job to Byron Scott

    *The Los Angeles Lakers have offered their head-coaching job to one of its former standout players, Byron Scott, ESPN.com is reporting, citing league sources. Per ESPN: The two sides are now in negotiations on a contract. The Lakers made Scott a verbal offer on Thursday after Scott spoke with owner Jim Buss. Scott and his […]

    Nicki Minaj Claps Back at Criticism Over ‘Anaconda’ Cover

    *Why another half-naked pic of Nicki Minaj is still newsworthy remains a mystery, but the cover art for her new single “Anaconda,” where she squats in just a G-string, sports bra and Jordans, has made national headlines for being too raunchy – even for Nicki Minaj. The singer, 31, has been teasing her fans on […]

    Audra McDonald Reveals She Attempted Suicide in College

    *In a new interview, multiple Tony winner Audra McDonald reveals there was a time in her life when she wanted to end it all. The 44-year-old actress-singer spoke about the depression she battled in college, which led to a suicide attempt. “When I was at Juilliard, I had a suicide attempt. I tried to slit […]

    Obama Praised as ‘Boss’ at Shonda Rhimes/Kerry Washington Fundraiser

    *About 450 supporters of President Barack Obama gathered at the Hancock Park home of Shonda Rhimes Wednesday for a Democratic fundraiser hosted by the creator of “Scandal” and its star Kerry Washington. According to White House pool reports, the president gave his traditional fundraising remarks, but added a quip about the ABC drama that follows […]

    Cartoon Network’s ‘Black Jesus’ Targeted by Christian Groups

    *As expected, Cartoon Network is now the target of a Christian group over its new Aaron McGruder-created series “Black Jesus,” which doesn’t debut until Aug. 7. The American Family Association and its One Million Moms division said in a statement, “The depiction of Jesus swearing and using violent behavior is a new low. The group […]

    Soledad O’Brien to Play Herself in HBO’s ‘7 Days in Hell’

    *Soledad O’Brien, correspondent on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” will star as herself in the cable channel’s forthcoming sports mocumentary from “SNL” vet Andy Samberg and writer Murray Miller (“Girls”). Titled “7 Days In Hell,” the original comedy movie stars Samberg and “Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington as fierce tennis rivals in an […]

    Wayne Brady Set for ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ Revival at Pasadena Playhouse

    *“Let’s Make A Deal” host Wayne Brady will star with Merle Dandridge (Spamalot) in the Pasadena Playhouse season opener, a revival of Cole Porter’s 1951 Shakespeare-inspired, Kiss Me, Kate. Staged by longtime artistic director Sheldon Epps, the production “will view the work through a new lens to showcase the trailblazing African-American actors and entertainers of […]

    Jimmy Kimmel Interviews Morgan Freeman on Helium (Watch)

    *Morgan Freeman’s voice is a force of nature, but talk show host Jimmy Kimmel decided to make it a little less scary during the actor’s visit on Thursday to promote his new film “Lucy.” Behold, the pipes that have voice God in several films…on helium: This isn’t the first time Freeman’s gotten high on helium. […]