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'Kourtney and Kim' divorce finale extravaganza: Was the marriage real? Fake? Why...WHY?!

Now that we’ve had a few hours to absorb the horrific found footage finale of Kourtney and Kim Take New York, it’s time to decide once and for all, was Kim Kardashian’s marriage to NBA star and giant man-child Kris Humphries true love gone awry, thanks to the pressures of self-induced fame? Or a terrible hoax (sorry, hoaks) perpetrated by E! overlords and the Kardashian family to make even more money off a group of people whose one discernible talent seems to be making scads of money by doing so little?  On the bright side, it’s over! (No, not just their marriage, but the entire soul-crushing season of Kourtney and Kim.)


Mark Wahlberg once again tries to clear up his 9/11 statement: 'I was a little out of line with my wording'

Mark Wahlberg appeared on a morning talk show on New York City’s WPLJ on Friday to once again try and set the record straight regarding the controversial remarks he made to Men’s Journal regarding the 9/11 attacks. The Contraband star told the magazine, “If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn’t have went down like it did. There would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, ‘Okay, we’re going to land somewhere safely, don’t worry.’” The outlandish statement immediately sparked an uproar, in which everyone collectively reacted, “What?! No. Not you, Mark Wahlberg.”

On Wednesday the actor issued an apology about the controversial statement, telling People, “To suggest I would have done anything differently than the passengers on that plane was irresponsible. I deeply apologize to the families of the victims that my answer came off as insensitive. It was certainly not my intention.” According to the New York Post, during his time on the Scott and Todd morning show, Wahlberg reiterated, “I was a little out of line with my wording and I didn’t take in to consideration how other people would respond to it or be affected by it.”


This Week in Alec Baldwin: An airplane exit, a non-apology apology, and an 'SNL' appearance

It’s been nearly a week since actor/activist/American treasure Alec Baldwin was kicked off of an American Airlines flight after a dispute with a crew member over his refusal to stop playing Words with Friends on a hand-held electronic devise. In addition to ignoring FAA regulations, Baldwin reportedly made a scene by slamming the bathroom door on the plane and became aggressive and rude to the staff. (That’s right, Jack Donaghy went and pulled a Tracy Jordan.) For most celebrities, a headline-grabbing stunt like that would be enough to get them through the week, if not the entire holiday season, but then again, Alec Baldwin is no ordinary celebrity. READ FULL STORY

Alec Baldwin has words for flight attendants in online, er, 'apology'?

Alec Baldwin was kicked off of an American Airlines flight on Monday, in part, for refusing to stop playing Words With Friends, but the 30 Rock star certainly had no shortage of words when he wrote a piece for The Huffington Post regarding the incident titled “My Flying Lesson.” (Ah, if only Carol had been his Captain!)

The now Twitter-less star (he quit the social networking site hours after sending out a series of angry tweets at the airline) had way more than a 140 characters in what can only be described as a non-apology apology. While Baldwin does begin his open letter by apologizing to his fellow passengers on the flight (“It was never my intention to inconvenience anyone”) the actor mostly aired his frustrations with the airline industry in general. READ FULL STORY

Mindy McCready defends herself to ABC News -- WATCH

Country singer and Celebrity Rehab star Mindy McCready sat down with ABC News’ Andrea Canning for an interview to tell her side of her ongoing custody saga. McCready, who recently violated a court order when she took her five-year-old son, Zander, out of the care of her mother, Gayle Inge, (who she filed a libel suit against back in August, according to the Associated Press) and brought him to Arkansas with her. The two were found hiding in a closet by the authorities, after it they were initially reported as missing.

The troubled star, who according to her website “suffers from severe depression” (she attempted suicide in 2008) and has continued to find herself in trouble with the law over the years, told Canning “[I did] not ever think that me taking my own child, that I carried for nine months, that I gave birth to in the hospital by myself would ever be breaking the law. What I did was to protect my child, and there’s not a person in the world that’s going to tell me that that is wrong.” Watch a clip below: READ FULL STORY

Celebs who have quit Twitter: Alec Baldwin joins the club


Alec Baldwin has plenty of prestigious titles in Hollywood (Emmy winner, Oscar nominee, the good Baldwin brother), but he added two more (arguably less prestigious) bragging rights to his resume this week: Celebrity booted from a plane and a Twitter quitter.

One day after Baldwin was kicked off of an American Airlines flights after refusing to stop playing his Words with Friends game and went on a Twitter rampage about the incident (one tweet read, “Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving. #nowonderamericaairisbankrupt”), the 30 Rock star deactivated his account from the social networking site in light of the controversy. READ FULL STORY

Hilary Swank explains her Chechen fiasco to Mariska Hargitay in 'Gotham'

Hilary Swank has already paid a public price for appearing at a Chechen gala — for a fee — that ended up celebrating the birthday of Ramzan Kadyrov, the Kremlin-back president who’s been suspected of human-rights violations. She subsequently parted ways with her management and publicity teams after her appearance became public, and Swank offered a public mea culpa on The Tonight Show. But she has a big movie coming out Dec. 9, the star-studded romantic-comedy, New Year’s Eve, and the questions aren’t going away anytime soon.

In the most recent issue of Gotham magazine, Swank opted to tell her side of the story to actress and guest-journalist Mariska Hargitay.

MARISKA HARGITAY: I want to ask you about something more serious concerning your travels. Much has been said about your recent trip to Chechnya. Can you share what happened? READ FULL STORY

Alec Baldwin joins the pantheon of booted-from-planes celebrities... and leaves Twitter

It seems like celebrities being kicked off of airplanes is becoming as synonymous to air travel as those hard-to-open bags of peanuts, tiny bathrooms, annoying Captain spiels, and cliched jokes about the perils of flying.

On Tuesday, Alec Baldwin joined the growing list of stars who have been booted from planes. But Baldwin’s exit might be the best one yet, or at the very least, the most relatable considering a game of Words With Friends got him in trouble with American Airlines. The 30 Rock actor told his followers on Twitter, “Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving. #nowonderamericaairisbankrupt.” (I like to imagine he was deeply immersed in a wildly competitive game with John Krasinski in which he kept using Yankees terminology.) READ FULL STORY

Hilary Swank apologizes for Chechnya appearance on 'The Tonight Show'

There are two main rules of thumb for Hollywood celebrities: 1. Don’t take net points over gross, and, 2. Never tacitly give your support to brutal foreign leaders known for human rights abuses. Hilary Swank, who broke Rule No. 2 when she attended the Oct. 5 birthday celebration of Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov, appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night and apologized for her actions. The actress explained to Leno — who helped her out with friendly questions like a supportive defense attorney — that the appearance was a mistake and that she didn’t even know the event was going to be in honor of Kadyrov, who has been accused of a bevy of violent dictatorial actions. She also insisted that her line “Happy birthday, Mr. President!” was less a Marilyn Monroe-esque affectation than simply a product of not knowing the Chechen leader’s name.

To be fair, it wasn’t all equivocation. READ FULL STORY

Kim Kardashian defends her marriage -- pre-split -- in new 'Marie Claire' cover story

It used to be starlets couldn’t do bridal photo shoots before walking down the aisle for fear of the wedding being called off before the issue hit stands. Now maybe they’ll have to not give cover story interviews about their marriages until at least three months has passed. Kim Kardashian graces Marie Claire‘s December issue and, in an interview conducted a few weeks after her wedding to Kris Humphries, defended their rush to the altar: “We felt like, ‘Why wait?'” she said. “It’s fun to have a partner who understands your life and lets you be you.” She insisted everything was fine between her and Humphries despite tabloids already reporting problems: “I feel like where we’re at right now is the best time in my life,” she said. She proclaimed her faith in their bond: “I’m not worried about him at all,” she said. “We have a lot of trust, and I don’t think either of us would do anything to break that. It makes life so easy. He’s such a good guy; he is so down-to-earth, and it’s such a reality check. He is a normal guy, and I just want to chill out and be normal and not get glammed up all the time. He gets it. Sometimes my life can be really intimidating for people, but he allows me to work and do what I’ve gotta do.”  READ FULL STORY

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