Conan's Mean Side Exposed in New Film: 'I Physically Fight My Writers'

Posted Mar 11th 2011 at 04:30 PM by Catherine Donaldson-Evans

Audiences know him as a fiery-haired, hyper, late-night goofball, full of energy and banter and wit. But Conan O'Brien's staff knows the other side of the comedian, the dark side. It's the side that's earned him the behind-the-scenes nickname "Mean Conan." O'Brien, 47, says his colleagues think he's even funnier when the devil within is unleashed. But he's also nastier. When he slumps into one...

Fitness Guru Tony Little Weeps Over Wife's Postpartum Depression

Posted Mar 3rd 2011 at 04:10 PM by Catherine Donaldson-Evans

Exuberant workout mogul Tony Little is well known for preaching "there's always a way." But even Little couldn't find his own way after his wife gave birth to dangerously premature twins and then slipped into a numbing fog later diagnosed as postpartum depression. For the blond ponytailed Little, 54, life was as perfect as it gets. The man who calls himself "America's personal trainer" had a...

Is Charlie Sheen Bipolar? Mental Health Experts Say 'His Head Is as Large as the Moon'

Posted Mar 2nd 2011 at 03:00 PM by Catherine Donaldson-Evans

It's the week that Charlie Sheen came unhinged. Since production on his uber-popular sitcom 'Two and a Half Men' was derailed over fallout from his latest bender, the star has been on a frenzied media blitz -- apparently to promote the drug he says he's on, "Charlie Sheen." The feverish interviews have teetered between neurotic and delusional. His self-described "grandiose" behavior has led...

Valentine's Advice for Hollywood's 'Worst Lovers'

Posted Feb 14th 2011 at 12:15 PM by Catherine Donaldson-Evans

This Valentine's Day has a lot of us pondering the wonder and mystery of love. Fools that we are, we may even look to Hollywood for answers. But before you put your favorite star on a romantic pedestal, beware. Celebrity relationship expert Patrick Wanis has singled out a few he considers Tinseltown's "worst lovers." And he has a few choice words -- er, bits of advice -- he'd like to offer them....

Robert Redford Opens Up About Infant Son's Death

Posted Jan 21st 2011 at 12:05 PM by Catherine Donaldson-Evans

The famously private Robert Redford has never fully recovered from the tragic SIDS death of his baby boy more than 50 years ago, he says in a rare interview. Redford's son with first wife Lola Van Wagenen died of sudden infant death syndrome when he was only 5 months old, in 1959. "It was really hard," Redford, 74, tells AARP The Magazine for its March/April cover story. "We were very young....

'American Idol' Tell-All Author Says Show Must End Its Megastar Drought

Posted Jan 19th 2011 at 02:33 PM by Catherine Donaldson-Evans

There may be no other TV series that has been written about as much as 'American Idol.' The show that helped pave the way for reality television to become a lasting genre has changed the entire TV landscape and the very nature of stardom. What began as a copycat of a British singing talent competition called 'Popstars' became a pop culture phenomenon unlike nothing that had been seen before. ...

Are Psychotic Roles Hazardous to an Actor's Health?

Posted Dec 31st 2010 at 04:30 PM by Catherine Donaldson-Evans

Shortly before his death from prescription pills, Heath Ledger admitted to The New York Times that playing the deranged character of the Joker in 'The Dark Knight' haunted him so deeply that he stopped sleeping. Now it seems as though Natalie Portman can relate. She hints that she was traumatized as she grew into her disturbing role in 'Black Swan' as a ballet dancer who loses her mind. "There...

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