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Hugh Jackman tweets weightlifting photo

Hugh Jackman tweeted "If the bar ain't bending,

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It looks like Geraldo Rivera started a trend in Hollywood.  On Tuesday, Hugh Jackman tweeted "If the bar ain't bending, then you're just pretendin #xmen #daysoffuturepast." "The Wolverine" star attached a photo of himself straining as he lifted what appears to be very heavy weights, his face red and veins and muscles on his arm visible.  We have to give him credit...

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WWE 'Total Divas’ begins with WrestleMania rhubarb, plus John Cena romancing Nikki Bella

WWE Divas star on the E! reality show

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WWE "Total Divas” debuted on E! Sunday night with a clear advantage over its reality show counterparts. For those tired of producer-driven “staged reality,” WWE starts with a lower threshold for success than Kardashian kin or “Storage Wars” combatants. Amazingly, there’s still a level of disappointment when folks find out half of what their favorite reality show features is smoke and mirrors....

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'Real Housewives of New Jersey' recap: Hallelujah

From left, Christopher Manzo, Caroline Manzo, Albert Manzo,

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We can breathe a sigh of relief: The Giudice-Gorga-Wakile drama seems to have subsided ... for now. After lots of crying, cursing and arguing, Dr. V managed to calm everyone's nerves at the Lake George retreat. What began as a heated getaway turned into a family vacation by the Sunday episode's halfway mark. It was almost as if we were watching a different family. Even Joe Giudice suggested reconciling...

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Amanda Bynes' parents file for conservatorship, judge delays decision

Amanda Bynes appears in court in Manhattan facing

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Though she remains under a psychiatric hold, Amanda Bynes hasn't had to legally surrender all of her independence — yet. Bynes' parents, Rick, 68, and Lynn, 66, appeared in front of a judge Friday in Oxnard, Calif., during a hearing in which their attorney explained that the reason they applied for a conservatorship over their daughter was because they feared she would be released following a 72-hour...

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'Sharknado' coming to theaters

Ian Ziering, center, stars in the original "Sharknado."

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“Sharknado,” the surprise hit from the Syfy channel, will hit the big screen at a one-time midnight showing August 2 around the country. The movie, about a freak hurricane that swamps a water-logged Los Angeles with man-eating sharks, stars Tara Reid, John Heard and a chainsaw-wielding Ian Ziering of Fox's “Beverly Hills, 90210.” Though one of many B-movie hommages from Syfy, “Sharknado” quickly...

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DJ Khaled proposes to Nicki Minaj with 10 karat ring on MTV -- video

DJ Khaled proposes to label mate Nicki Minaj

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Do I smell a publicity stunt or is this for real? DJ Khaled made a shocking revelation on July 25 when he proposed to his YMCMB labelmate, rapper Nicki Minaj, with a gorgeous 10-karat diamond sparkler valued at about $500,000 -- all in front of MTV News cameras.  "Nicki Minaj, I'm at MTV, I'm going to be honest with you; I love you," Khaled says to the camera. "I like you, I...

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Stefan Serie, Merrick teacher, resigns after cameo on 'Princesses Long Island' reality show

Ashlee White, left, and Chanel Omari on an

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Flaunting a set of rock-hard abs on reality TV can apparently lead to losing your job if you're a middle-school teacher on Long Island. Stefan Serie, a health teacher at Merrick Avenue Middle School, was coerced into resigning following a shirtless appearance on the premiere episode of Bravo's controversial show "Princesses: Long Island," Serie says in a story on nydailynews.com the New...

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'Gravity' trailer released

George Clooney

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"Gravity," the sci-fi thriller starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, has been under wraps for most of this year, but Warner Bros. has finally released a two-minute teaser trailer for the film. It's an interesting project that appears to have essentially only two actors. Clooney plays a veteran astronaut assisting a scientist (Bullock) on her first space shuttle mission,...

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'Real Housewives of New Jersey' recap: Gorga-Giudice drama becomes exhausting

Teresa Giudice on "The Real Housewives of New

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Keeping up with the family drama on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" has become exhausting. One minute they hate each other. The next they're willing to make it work. Five minutes later, they're not ready to move on. But the emotional roller coaster took a turn with an unexpected early morning phone call during the Lake George, N.Y., retreat in Sunday's episode.   Teresa Giudice...

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Geraldo Rivera tweets seminude selfie and claims '70 is the new 50'

Geraldo Rivera sent out a tweet early Sunday

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Journalists are often warned to act responsibly when using social media, and Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera seemed very much aware of that lesson when he took down a questionable tweet that went up early Sunday.  Rivera tweeted "70 is the new 50" along with a seminude selfie, writing in parentheses, "Erica and family are going to be so pissed...but at my age..." (Rivera...

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