'Blossom' Proves Child Stars Can Come Out on Top

Posted Apr 9th 2010 at 02:00 PM by Brooke Tarnoff

Former child stars are famous for their all-too-frequent troubles -- the untimely death of Corey Haim is perhaps the most dramatic example in recent memory, but brushes with drugs and the law have plagued young stars from 'Diff'rent Strokes' to 'Full House.' Just this week, former 'Family Ties' baby Brian Bonsall was sentenced for charges of assault and felony menacing. It's refreshing to see a...

Stars Without Makeup: Is Jessica Simpson's Bare Face For Real?

Posted Apr 8th 2010 at 02:55 PM by Brooke Tarnoff

Jessica Simpson has been traveling the globe, recording beauty rituals in various cultures for her reality show 'The Price of Beauty' -- but back in the United States, Simpson dispensed with her usual routine, appearing in Marie Claire without a stitch of makeup. "I don't have anything to prove anymore," Jessica told the magazine. "What other people think of me is not my business." Yet...

We Ask The Expert: Does Sex Rehab Work?

Posted Apr 5th 2010 at 11:00 AM by Brooke Tarnoff

With the recent onslaught of celeb infidelity, we've seen the term "sex rehab" slinking into headlines with alarming frequency. David Duchovny kicked off the trend last year -- the 'X Files' star spent two months in treatment for his self-proclaimed sex addiction. Duchovny and wife Tea Leoni separated briefly but appear to be going strong months after their reconciliation. Of course, the...

We Hate Jesse James Now... But Will It Last?

Posted Apr 3rd 2010 at 08:30 AM by Brooke Tarnoff

Fans were furious when Tiger Woods' many sexual indiscretions came to light -- and yet, their anger pales in comparison to Jesse James' nosediving popularity. Maybe it's because no one really knew Elin Nordegren before her husband's infidelity put her name in headlines for a solid month. Maybe it's because we identify so strongly with Sandra Bullock, the charming, refreshingly down-to-Earth...

I Was Going to Marry Corey Haim

Posted Mar 10th 2010 at 11:25 AM by Brooke Tarnoff

I'm not going to lie -- I haven't paid attention to Corey Haim for years. I was only vaguely aware of his drug troubles and related health problems, and I didn't watch 'The Two Coreys.' I was amused to see his Variety ad last year -- the one where he said he was ready to work again -- the way you feel when an ex you remember fondly does something stupid but sweet. And that's why his sudden death...

Calling Foul on 'The Marriage Ref': Top 5 Complaints

Posted Mar 1st 2010 at 02:45 PM by Brooke Tarnoff

NBC was clearly banking on a big success with their new reality/game show 'The Marriage Ref.' With executive producer Jerry Seinfeld, an aggressive ad campaign and the strongest possible lead-in -- the 2010 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony -- how could 'The Marriage Ref' fail? In a sense, it didn't. The half-hour preview of 'Ref' scored 14.5 million viewers and held nearly 74% of its...

CBS Fighting Super Bowl Nip Slip Fine After Six Years

Posted Feb 24th 2010 at 10:30 AM by Brooke Tarnoff

Six years after Janet Jackson's breast made a cameo appearance in a Super Bowl halftime show, a federal appeals court is again debating the merits of an FCC fine once dismissed in 2008. The court convened yesterday to discuss whether fining CBS $550,000 for Jackson's seconds-long exposure was legally permissible, reports the Associated Press. The U.S. Supreme Court asked the lower court to...

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