Katherine Backus

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Here's What Men Really Think About Tattoos And Body Piercings

Guys weigh in on clit and nipple piercings.<p>Tattoos and body piercings used to be considered taboo, but not anymore. Today, getting a nipple piercing or septum ring is practically de rigueur and having a tattoo is the new norm. Though many men are jumping on the bandwagon, it seems as though women …

The Most Famous Blondes Of All Time

Real or fake, these blondes own it!<p>Since Hollywood's Golden Era, blondes have been held in high regard. The striking and sexy hair color helped to propel the careers of famous (but not true) blondes such as Marilyn Monroe and Jean Harlow. And it's become the signature look for today's hottest …

Jennifer Lawrence Reveals Her Most Embarrassing Moments

Including the time she mistook a woman for the late Elizabeth Taylor...<p>If there's anything Jennifer Lawrence is known for <i>besides</i> her stellar performances, it would be her embarrassing falls at various award shows and press events. But as it turns out, these moments weren't embarrassing at all to …

Helen Mirren Reveals the One Nude Scene She Didn’t Mind Filming

Earlier this fall, <b>Helen Mirren</b> made headlines for announcing her retirement from on-screen nudity at the age of 70. “That’s the good thing about getting older,” the Oscar winner said in September. “You don’t have to do that sort of thing any more. . . . [Now] my pleasure pillows are purely for my …

Harrison Ford Pours On the Han Solo Charm to Surprise Die-Hard Star Wars Fans

You love him? He knows.<p>One of the greatest delights of Comic-Con this past year was the revelation that when it comes to <i>Star Wars</i>, <b>Harrison Ford</b> is truly thrilled to be back on the team. For years Ford was a little gruff and distant about the time he spent in a galaxy far, far away. But seeing Ford …

Teen Choice Awards: Vin Diesel pays tribute to Paul Walker with emotional speech

An emotional Vin Diesel praised Paul Walker and his daughter Meadow during this year’s Teen Choice Awards after <i>Furious 7</i> took home the award for …

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler just released his first music video for his first country single

Yes, we know.<p>Steven Tyler doesn’t necessarily look or act country.<p>But maybe it’s time to give the guy a chance.<p>Because while we may all know him for …

Rejoice! Bro-country is dying out as new ideas push genre into bolder territory

At this point in 2015, any country music fan that even casually reads about the genre is undoubtedly tired of hearing about bro–country, the modern brand of derivative party anthems sung by men in trucks that has dominated country’s radio airplay and digital sales in recent years. Bro-country was …

5 plants that are nearly impossible to kill

Gardens are a lovely sight to behold, but they can be a lot of work. There are plenty of reasons why one might want a lower maintenance garden: we …

Model for Rockwell's Rosie the Riveter painting dies at 92

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Mary Doyle Keefe, the model for Norman Rockwell's iconic 1943 Rosie the Riveter painting that symbolized the millions of …

Joss Whedon’s doomed struggle: “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and superhero cinema’s decadent phase

Sure, Whedon’s $250 million superhero sequel is a fun, forgettable summer spectacle. Wasn’t he aiming for more?<p>So Joss Whedon, TV cult hero and creator of the Buffyverse, has spent most of the last five years engaged in immensely lucrative struggle with a Marvel Comics mashup franchise. Toward what …

Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed Got Married

It's a vampire wedding to rival Edward and Bella's.<p>After confirming their engagement back in January, Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed were married in Santa Monica, California on Sunday at sunset—because that's when vampires are cool to head outside for a wedding ceremony without sparkling so much …

Lord of the Rings cinematographer Andrew Lesnie dies aged 59

Oscar-winning Australian cinematographer was known for his work with Peter Jackson, Chris Noonan and Russell Crowe in a career spanning almost four decades<p>Australian cinematographer Andrew Lesnie, an Oscar winner for his work on Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, has died at the age of …

Martina McBride talks new music and changes in country music award shows

Martina McBride is a veteran of industry awards shows, and she says they’ve changed since she first got into the country music business.<p>“The pace of it has changed,” she says. “I feel like there’s a lot more music that we put in, which is great for the fans. But sometimes I miss when there were all …

'Furious 7' becomes China’s highest-grossing film of all time

Add <i>Furious 7</i>’s Chinese box-office numbers to its long list of records broken: It’s officially China’s biggest movie ever. Bringing in a total of $323 …

Simon Cowell Dips Katie Couric on the Red Carpet (PHOTO)

The usually serious Simon Cowell showed his playful side on Monday as he posed with Katie Couric.<p>The two, who walked the carpet at the 2015 Yahoo …

Nick Jonas Opens Up About Losing His Virginity, Will 'Never' Have Sex to His Music

There once was a time when the Jonas Brothers had zipped lips about their love and sex lives, but Nick Jonas isn’t holding back any more.<p>“There was …

James Cameron may have accidentally written a fifth Avatar movie already

James Cameron's never been shy about his ambitions for creating an <i>Avatar</i> cinematic universe. After the first film's phenomenal success, he decided to make two sequels. That then got bumped to <i>three</i> sequels, with a squadron of writers assisting him in putting each of the movies together. The first …

This 'Lizzie McGuire' Cast Reunion Is What Dreams Are Made Of

If you believe they've got a picture perfect plan, you're absolutely right.<p>Lizzie McGuire, Miranda Sanchez and Matt McGuire (aka Hilary Duff, Lalaine and Jake Thomas) had a mini "Lizzie McGuire" cast reunion on Monday night, and all the magic was captured on Instagram:<p>Thomas had hinted something …

The ‘Avengers’ Cast Guesses Their Co-Stars From Pictures Of Their Biceps

The press tour for <i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> feels like it has been going on for years, and frankly, everybody looks tired of it. Robert Downey Jr. walked out of an interview that got way too personal. Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans made some bad jokes, and everyone is sick of answering questions about …

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Video Surfaces Of Native American Actors Being Called "Overly Sensitive" On Adam Sandler's Set

"If you're overly sensitive about it, then you should probably leave," a producer is heard telling a group of Native American actors.<p>A video has surfaced from the set of Adam Sandler's new film, <i>The Ridiculous Six</i>, in which a producer tells many offended Native American actors to leave if they're …

Reba McEntire was 'scared to death' of Lady Gaga

Reba McEntire has made a name for herself with her bold, honest songs and down-to-earth charm. However, the talented songstress revealed that she isn’t entirely fearless.<p>While hosting the "I Am the DJ" show on Slacker radio, the “Going Out Like That” singer admitted that pop singer Lady Gaga once …

Birthday Girl Uma Thurman on Aging: "It Freaks Me Out a Little Less These Days"

With a career that spans over two decades, Uma Thurman has starred in iconic roles through the years, very notably in <i>Pulp Fiction</i> and the <i>Kill Bill</i> …

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ And ‘Wolverine 3’ Will Reportedly Mark The End Of Bryan Singer’s ‘X-Men’ Universe

Bryan Singer has been involved, in some capacity or another, with the <i>X-Men</i> film franchise since 2000, and he’s the guy responsible for helping to launch Hugh Jackman’s movie career after casting him in the iconic role of Wolverine.<p>With the recent news that Jackman will portray the character one …

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Avengers 2: Thor's hammer and the history of 'worthy weapons'

In Avengers: Age of Ultron it is Thor’s hammer Mjölnir, in the Odyssey it is Odysseus’s bow and in legend it is King Arthur’s sword Excalibur. The myth of a noble weapon is one of the world’s most enduring story tropes<p>For all its city-smashing spectacle, one of the highlights of the new Avengers …

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Justin Bieber: Zoolander 2 cameo revealed by Ben Stiller

This just seems right: Both Justin Bieber and Ben Stiller teased that Bieber will appear in the forthcoming <i>Zoolander</i> <i>2</i> through their social media …