Manti Te’o appeared on the Jan. 24 episode of ‘Katie,’ where he told Katie Couric that he was NOT involved in the dead girlfriend hoax and he’s not gay, as many have wondered.
Katie Couric’sinterview with Manti Te’o on Jan. 24 seemed strange from the very start. Not only did Manti seem very uncomfortable throughout the hour-long interview, but his version of the truth behind the dead girlfriend hoax came across as more confusing than ever.
Manti, who didn’t appear to be the most comfortable during his sit-down with Katie, said he found out about the scam at the same time as everyone else. However, that confession seemed odd because he found out on Dec. 6, while the story broke on January 16.
"I wasn't as forthcoming as I should have been but I didn't lie. He never asked if I saw her in person,” Manti admitted. Of course, Katie asked if he was splitting hairs with that answer, but Manti maintained that he was not forthcoming during the original interview with ESPN.
"What I went through was real. The pain, the sorrow, that was all real. That's something I can't fix,” Manti added.
‘Are You Gay?’
Katie asked Manti what everyone else was thinking – "Why wouldn't you want a real girlfriend?"
"She was Polynesian. She was a sophomore. I was a sophomore… There was a lot of comfort in being able to talk to someone who knows my standards and I know her standards,” Manti said.
Katie flat-out asked, "Are you gay?"
Manti answered, "No. Far from it. Far from it.” This answer got a laugh from the audience.
You May Be The Most Naive Person
Katie asked Manti why he wouldn’t go visit Lennay after he found out she was in a car accident. Manti claims that travel plans with Notre Dame prevented a visit. She then continued to ask why he would stay on the phone with her for hours and hours while she was sick with Leukemia, just listening to her breathing.
"That's what my parents always told me, you should always be there for somebody who needs help," he said.
"Either you're the most naive person on the planet or this is the most incredible story," Katie said. "It goes on and on."
Katie played a tape of voice mail messages from Lennay that Manti provided. Referring to a recent report that Ronaniah was claiming to be the voice of Lennay, Manti said, "It didn't sound like a man. It sounded like a woman. It's incredible that he can make that noise."
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Is Manti innocent?
Jef looks like he’s distancing himself even further from Emily, as he tweeted a very romantic message on his Instagram on Jan 24. Keep reading to find out what he said!
Jef Holm is pouring his heart out all over his Twitter and Instagram accounts! On Jan. 24, The Bachelorette’s most recent winner penned a romantic message for all his fans, followers and his lady of love to see.
“It’s you and me and all of the people and i don’t know why….i can’t keep my eyes off of you,” Jef posted on his Instagram account, which is linked to his Twitter.
Was Jef Holm Talking About Katianna Bear In His Message?
With this image he posted, the Utah native wrote "Shreddy Prince Jr. #bigbear #reverseselfie."
Take a close look at the photo and you will notice Jef took it himself, but in the reflection of a pretty blonde's ski googles.
With the new romantic message and the ski trip, does this mean the Bachelorette winner and Katianna rekindled their flame?
Jef & Katianna's Past
The two were first spotted when they were seen at the same football game back in November of 2012, and they were then they were also spotted together at the San Diego Zoo on Dec. 1 for a very intimate dinner date. After Jef and Emily couldn’t bring their relationship to terms over the Christmas holidays, it appears now that Katianna is his first priority.
Sound off, HollywoodLifers. Do you think Jef and Katianna’s romance will last longer than his with Emily?
For the third season in a row, Gucci has selected the former Princess of Monaco’s granddaughter to be the face of their Forever Now campaign. Check out the new ad campaign below.
The stunning Charlotte, who effortlessly attracts the camera, is once again the face for Gucci. Charlotte Casiraghi, 26, is is the granddaughter of the famous, fashionable Grace Kelly, who died in 1982.
It has been said that the trendy Kate Middleton took a cue from Grace for her wedding gown, which was very similar to the one worn by Grace on her wedding day. This specific ad holds what some may consider a family heirloom — she is holding a Flora printed piece of fabric that shares the same pattern of a scarf that was given to her late grandmother in 1966.
Charlotte herself has said, “As an icon of Gucci’s heritage, it represents nature in all its beauty,” on both her grandmother and of the pattern.
The Photos In The Campaign
The campaign features the royal wearing a black top while having the Flora pattern tied around different parts of her body. The Flora pattern is also present in other photos in the campaign.
This was shot by the fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. The creative pair have also shot the famous singer/designer Victoria Beckham for Armani.
Frida Giannin, the creative director for Gucci, has named Charlotte as one of her top 15 fashion icons saying she is “the modern royal whose effortless elegance defies contemporary style.”
“Today, Flora has become a symbol of the Gucci woman's effortless fusion of tradition and contemporary poise.” Charlotte being the face for Flora definitely holds up to the meaning and fusion for both model, royal, and the nature of Gucci. The two share a personal bond which most likely adds to the comfort of working together as a team. Both have the ideal ways to keep patterns, family, and fashion alive.
What do YOU think of the new campaign, HollywoodLifers? Love the concept or hate it?! Let us know!
When Seth McFarlane hosts the Academy Awards on Feb. 24 (ABC, 7/6c), he’ll become a part of movie history. But apparently the Family Guy creator can’t wait that long, because a new promo for the big night shows him… becoming a part of movie history — albeit in a totally different way.
Plus, how far will Bonnie let Shane push her? Kat opens up about all that… and Jeremy’s tank tops.
The Vampire Diaries‘ fourth season has been a magical roller coaster for Mystic Falls’ sassiest witch, Bonnie, and Kat Grahampromises the road is only going to get bumpier from now on. “You’ll definitely see Bonnie start to lose it,” Kat tells HollywoodLife.com, particularly regarding her relationship with Shane (David Alpay). “She puts a lot of trust into this guy who might have ulterior motives for her. You’re going to see their relationship start to unravel.”
One thing that won’t be heading south, however, is Bonnie’s love for Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen)! And yes, I did just use the L word.
“Her love was never lost for him,” Kat tells me. “She never got over it.”
Score one for #TeamBeremy!
Read on for my full Q&A with Kat:
Most of your scenes have been with David. How has that been?
When I find out I have scenes with him, I get really excited. He’s one of the most professional, brilliant actors I’ve ever worked with. He’s so focused, he always knows his lines, he’s always early. He’s such a great guy to work with, and we just have this natural chemistry.
Plus, he’s got those eyebrows.
I love his eyebrows, and I love his curly hair. He’s amazing.
I’m always worried about Bonnie. Should I be more worried than ever?
Oh, yeah. I don’t know how much more intense the season is going to get; we’re already shooting episode 17, and it’s getting intense. My heart’s racing, and I’m like, ‘Where are they going with this character? This is heading down a crazy path.’ I would definitely be worried about her and keep an eye on her.
Plus, her dad’s back now. How will that complicate things?
Bonnie’s been able to do whatever she wants, because her mom and dad haven’t been around. I feel like it’s been very Lord of the Flies with Bonnie and her group, so when her dad comes in and tries to set ground rules for her, she’s taken aback.
I also can’t believe he cancels the ’80s dance! What a bummer for you and wardrobe.
I was ready for it. I’m probably the only person in the cast who already has those things in their wardrobe. … You’ll get to see Claire Holtkind of do it up. I’ve got incriminating photos of her in her ’80s wardrobe fittings. Wigs and all. Everything.
OK, let’s talk Bonnie and Jeremy. How are they now and where are they going?
I think their relationship is still healing, and Bonnie’s starting to trust him again. She’s going to need someone more than ever, a partner in crime. I can also say her love was never lost for him. She never really got over it.
On a related note, when did Steven get to freaking huge? He’s a mountain.
It started last year, and now he’s just super buff. He works out like crazy and eats chicken and broccoli, and we’re just like, ‘Dude, do you think you can get any bigger?’ He’s so in shape.
And he’s on full display. It’s all tank tops, all the time.
More tank tops! More tank tops! I remember [me and David Alpay] were taunting him one time. Steven likes to work out before his shirtless scenes so he looks his best, so I ran to the production assistant, and I was like, ‘Go up to Steven and tell him the scene we’re shooting needs to be reshot as a shirtless scene.’ And Steven just freaked out. It was so funny, I was cracking up.
OK, let’s talk about all of this: Are you rooting for Bonnie and Jeremy to get back together? Are you worried she might be in mortal danger? And, seriously, how much do you love the person responsible for dressing Jeremy? Drop me a comment with your thoughts and theories!
A North Carolina radio host has accusing Justin and his posse of mocking her workout routine and swearing at her during a recent gym visit. But she is disputing claims that he actually spit in her drink. If this is all true, what is wrong with Justin?
TMZ reported that Colette Harrington is the woman claiming Justin’s wrongdoing, after a recent gym session she shared with Justin at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in North Carolina. The Biebs, who was in town for a concert in Charlotte on Jan. 22, allegedly came into the gym with two others, at which point Colette approached the pop star for a picture, which he declined.
Going back to her workout, Collette mentioned to TMZ, “I always count out out loud my reps. Then Justin starts imitating me and whenever I’d get to 20 he and his buddy would say ‘Shut the f**k up.’” After that, Justin or one of his buddies allegedly spit blue Gatorade into her water bottle, which, when she wasn’t looking, she actually drank. Yuck!
After complaints were filed with the hotel by Colette, she has decided to sell the spit-filled bottle on eBay to use the money to give money to her local Ronald McDonald house, where she volunteers.
The Justin Bieber Spitting Accusation Is Not True!
Justin’s rep told TMZ, “The woman is dead wrong. Justin and his trainer were in the gym, and they were making snide comments to EACH OTHER but absolutely NONE were directed at the woman.”
Collette even went to Facebook to dispute TMZ’s story saying, “I NEVER SAID Justin or his posse spit in my drink, IN fact, anyone can read the post on my wall about the incident (hours after it happened.) I drank JB’s Gatorade thinking it was MINE,” wrote the on-air personality.
So HollywoodLifers, do you think Justin Bieber did anything wrong? Sound off below!
According to Disney’s press release, in The Wizards Return: Alex Vs. Alex, the Russo family and friends travel to Tuscany, Italy, to meet their long lost relatives… but when Alex (Gomez) tries to prove she’s more than a seemingly carefree young Wizard, she inadvertently conjures a spell that creates a Good Alex and an Evil Alex. When Evil Alex gets roped into a charming young wizard's foreboding plan to take over the world, Good Alex must find a way to save her family and humankind, which leads to a monumental battle between the two versions of herself – all atop the Tower of Pisa.
“I wanted to do it really badly,” says of of the reunion. Selena plans to give her fans an extremely enjoyable reunion, as she says “I want to make sure I promise the cast and the fans a really, really good hour-long event that they can enjoy and will leave them feeling good.”
The special stars Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone, Maria Canals-Barrera, David DeLuise, Gregg Sulkin and Beau Mirchoff, but unfortunately, David Henrie will not be in the movie.
The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex will first debut March 8 on Disney Channel On Demand. The special will be available for iTunes download starting Tuesday, March 19.
Are you excited for the Wizards of Waverly Place reunion, HollywoodLifers?
A shocking new report in ‘InTouch’ claims to have the late Robert Kardashian’s diary and they got them his widow Ellen Kardashian. The alleged excerpts from his diary paint Kris Jenner as a horrible mother, who abandoned her children to have an affair. Read what Khloe and her sisters have to say about this!
Khloe Kardashian is on a Twitter warpath. The reality star took to Twitter on Jan. 24 to tell her over eight million fans that her dad Robert Kardashian‘s widow, Ellen Kardashian, is a total liar and that the excerpts from his alleged diary are totally fake. She calls Ellen “trash” and a “disgrace.”
Ellen Claims To Have Robert’s Diaries That Talk About Kris’ Affair & Being A Bad Mom
The handwritten diary entries say things like: “Todd drove up to the back gate & parked. He went in the house & slept in my bed… Khloé & Robert were in the house.” This was an excerpt allegedly written on Dec. 15, 1989 and it’s talking about Kris’ self-admitted affair with Todd Waterman.
Kris has admitted to having an affair with Todd and she even wrote about it in her book “All Things Kardashian.”
The diary entries also have Robert allegedly writing things like: “She doesn't care! She left [the] kids & screwed all nite.”
Ellen tells the magazine: “These are authentic handwritten journals I have shared, that my late husband Robert Kardashian so carefully wrote during 1989 and 1990 at a most trying and touching time of his life. They are my personal possession and left them to me on his passing.”
What Khloe Has To Say About These Accusations Against Her Mother
Khloe didn’t hold back on Twitter and she started flooding her page with tweets about Ellen and defending her mom.
“How can such a piece of trash even mention my fathers name!” she tweeted. “You married him on his death bed while he was not even aware of his surroundings.”
“You should be hiding in shame for all of the lies you sell to tabloids!!”
“10yrs after my fathers passing&now that she has filed for bankruptcy… NOW she sells FALSE stories. Hope that money buys you water in hell.”
Kim Kardashian also tweeted: “10 yrs since dad passed &this woman he married 4 2 wks before he died needs 2 get a job instead of trying 2 destroy families w fake stories.”
This Isn’t The First Time Khloe Has Had A Run In With Ellen
Ellen also alleged that Khloe was not a Kardashian when she told Star that Robert told her before his death that he wasn’t sure she was his daughter.
“Khloe brought it up all the time,” Ellen told Star in January of 2012. “She looked nothing like the rest. She was tall, had a different shape, light hair, curly hair. Didn’t look anything like the other three children.”
Do you think Khloe is rightfully angry with Ellen?
ABC’s Once Upon a Time will conjure a gender-bending twist with its next new episode (airing Feb. 10), when Jorge Garcia’s semi-gentle beanstalk resident makes the acquaintance of fated giant-killer Jack — played by Cassidy Freeman (Longmire, Smallville). And we’ve got a first look!
In Season 2′s 13th episode, “Tiny,” Anton the Giant climbs down the beanstalk — against his brothers’ wishes — and attempts to befriend some humans, whose intentions may not be so noble. Among his new buds is Freeman’s Jack (which we’ll go out on a beanstalk limb and guess is short for Jacqueline…?).
Elsewhere in the hour, the Giant unleashes his vengeance on Storybrooke when a case of mistaken identity leads him to try to settle an old score with David (who, you remember, was born a twin); Greg questions Belle about what she saw on the night of his accident; and Mr. Gold and Emma take to the friendly skies to seek out Bae. (“You’re going to have to check your enchanted dagger, sir.”)
The perennial New Wave band is returning with their first new album in four years, ‘Delta Machine’! They’ve released a flurry of details surrounding the album, including a release date and a European tour to support! Read on for all the details!
Depeche Mode is back! The English electronic band has announced that their new album — their 13th! — will be released on March 26. Delta Machine will be their first album released in four years, following 2009′s Sounds of the Universe!
The album, produced by Ben Hillier and mixed by Flood, will be released as both a 13-track standard edition and a deluxe edition, which will include four extra songs, remixes of first single “Heaven” by producers Matthew Dear, Blawan, Owlle, and Steps to Heaven. The deluxe edition will also come with a 28-page photo book by Dutch photographer and music video producer Anton Corbijn.
The album's first single "Heaven" will be released on Feb. 5th with an accompanying video to premiere early on Feb. 1.
In a press release to announce the album, the band’s multi-instrumentalist Martin Gore said, "Writing this album was incredibly daunting as I wanted the sound of this collection to be very modern. I want people to feel good about listening to this record, to get some kind of peace. It's just got something magical about it."
Frontman Dave Gahan added, "With this release we've completely shifted our idea of how to create an album. When we hit a wall where we realize the album is beginning to sound too normal, we'll mess it up and really give it that organic Depeche Mode Sound. Delta Machine is no different, and I can't wait for all of our fans to hear it."
The band has announced that they will be touring Europe from May through July of 2013, with North American dates to be announced shortly.
Are you excited for Depeche Mode’s new album, HollywoodLifers?
HBO has yet to officially announce a Girls renewal — but that’s not stopping Lena Dunham.
During an appearance this week on Alec Baldwin’s Here’s The Thing podcast, the Golden Globe-winning writer/actress revealed that production on Season 3 of the comedy is “starting at the end of March. I'm so excited.”
Even better, Baldwin may have used Dunham’s pick-up news to land his first post-30 Rock gig. “I'll come and play your therapist,” he offered, to which she replied: “That would be the most fun thing in the world.”
Jack Donaghy, a shrink? We likey.
Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…
• ABC is already giving its buzzy Joss Whedon-helmed pilot Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. a major push with two separate — but official! — social media pages. Browse the project’s Facebook and Twitter pages here.
• Juliette Goglia (Joan of Arcadia) has joined NBC’s upcoming Michael J. Fox comedy. Per The Hollywood Reporter, she’ll play his intelligent middle child.
• CommuniCon, the first-ever fan convention devoted to Community, has just unveiled the lineup for its inaugural year — and I’m a part of it! On Saturday, Feb. 9 in Los Angeles, I’ll moderate a writers’ panel featuring several of your favorite scribes, including Megan Ganz, Andy Bobrow and Chris McKenna. (For a full schedule and ticket info, follow @CommuniConNews on Twitter.)
Ahead of his tell-all interview with Katie Couric on Jan. 24, Manti has released the disturbing voice mails that he received from his hoaxer.
Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o‘s Catfish-esque hoax story is becoming more disturbing. On Jan. 24, he released three voicemails from his hoaxer Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, who posed as cancer stricken female “Lennay Kekua.” One of the voicemails was left the night before Lennay allegedly died of her fake cancer, in which she tells Manti, “I love you and goodnight”. Listen to the voicemails below.
Manti Te’o's Voicemails From ‘Lennay Kekua’
The new voicemails were left on Manti’s phone by Ronaiah, and he sounds exactly like a girl as he poses as Lennay. The first voicemail was supposedly left on Manti’s phone right before “Lennay” began her first round of chemotherapy for her alleged cancer.
She says “Just wanted to call you and keep you posted…I miss you, I love you…bye.” In the second voicemail, “Lennay” is crying and accuses Manti of seeing someone else: ”I don’t know who answered your phone…and I don’t care.”
Someone real, maybe?
The third voicemail was left on Sept. 11 — the day before “Lennay” supposedly died. Lennay says ”Hey babe, I'm just calling to say goodnight. I love you.”
She continues, “I know that you're probably doing homework or you're with the boys, or a girl maybe, just razzing. I just want to say I love you and goodnight and I'll be okay tonight, I'll do my best. So, yeah, get your rest and I'll talk to you tomorrow. I love you so much hun, sweet dreams.”
TMZ released the haunting voice mails, which you can listen to here. Warning: it’s so creepy!
Now the butt of countless jokes on Saturday Night Live and from Twitter users around the world, Manti is going to tell Katie what he knew, while the whole world watches. How exactly was he fooled by such an elaborate hoax, and is he completely innocent? We will soon find out!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Is Manti innocent?
MediaTakeOut.com reported that Khloe and husband Lamar Odom are finally pregnant, and that she signed on with big sister Kim to do an E! reality show that will focus on them being pregnant sisters.
But on Kim’s Twitter rant — which she called pulling a “Kanye” — she denied that her little sister is going to be a mom.
“While I’m on my Kanye…lol These ridiculous stories of Khloe are complete BS!” Kim tweeted on Jan. 24. “She isn’t preggo, she’s so happy 4 me, her & Lamar r perfect.”
Kim Kardashian Attacks The Tabloids
Kim also went on a tirade against her late dad Robert Kardashian‘s widow Ellen Kardashian, who sold stories to InTouchWeekly about how unstable Kris Jenner is, and how she was a terrible mom to all of the kids growing up.
"This was a nightmare for [Robert]… he hated to see them suffer,” she told the magazine.
Kim fought back, tweeting, “So my dad’s ex is selling ridiculous stories again to tabloids! Do not believe it! Sad when people need $ & get desperate.”
She also added, “10 yrs since dad passed &this woman he married 4 2 wks before he died needs 2 get a job instead of trying 2 destroy families w fake stories.”
We’re glad Kim cleared the air!
What do YOU think about Kim’s twitter rant HollywoodLifers? Do you think she should have spoken out for Khloe like that?