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Jon Bon Jovi on Daughter's Heroin Overdose: "Worst Phone Call Ever"


Jon Bon Jovi and his daughter Stephanie Rose backstage at the White Trash Beautiful fashion show at the IndigO2 in London.Jon Bon Jovi and his daughter Stephanie Rose backstage at the White Trash Beautiful fashion show at the IndigO2 in London. Credit: PA Photos /Landov

Jon Bon Jovi has witnessed the so-called rock-and-roll lifestyle for decades, but nothing could have prepared him for the phone call he received last November that his 19-year-old daughter had overdosed on heroin.

Opening up on Katie Couric‘s talk show, Katie, on Friday, March 15, the rocker recalled the day he discovered that his daughter, Stephanie Bongiovi, was hospitalized after overdosing at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.

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“Worst phone call ever,” he admitted.

It served as a wake-up call for the “It’s My Life” singer, 51; he told Couric he was “shocked as the next parent with this situation” when he learned about Stephanie’s problems with drugs.

 Jon Bon Jovi is a guest on KATIE, and also performs on the show, distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television.

Jon Bon Jovi is a guest on KATIE, and also performs on the show, distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television.
Credit: Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images

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“In short, that problem is much more a problem than I knew, and I can’t get over how many people have said, ‘My son, my daughter,'” Jon shared to Couric. “There’s a lot of pressure on kids these days.”

Fortunately, the Grammy nominee says Stephanie is doing much better now with the support of their entire family. (She’s the eldest of Jon’s four kids with wife of 23 year Dorothea Hurley; her siblings are Jesse, 18, Jacob, 10, and Romeo, 8.)

“She’s doing great,” he said. “I’m just blessed she’s healthy and whole and we’ll get through it.”

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Although initially Stephanie and her friend, Ian S. Grant, were arrested on drug possession charges after officers found heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in her dorm room, those misdemeanor charges were dropped due to a recently amended state law.

The 2011 “Good Samaritan” law exempted people from possession charges if they had sought help for somebody experiencing a drug or alcohol overdose, and Grant had called for medical assistance on Stephanie’s behalf.

Michael Buble Told Reese Witherspoon About Baby-to-Be "Before Anyone Else in the World Knew"


Lusiana Lopilato and Michael Buble, Reese WitherspoonLusiana Lopilato and Michael Buble, Reese Witherspoon Credit: Kevin Winter/AMA2010/Getty Images; Jason Merritt/Getty Images

She’s one of Hollywood’s favorite moms — so Reese Witherspoon was naturally someone for Michael Buble to confide in when he and his wife Luisana Lopilato found out that they were expecting. By sheer coincidence, the Oscar-winning actress, 36, was among the very first to hear Mr. and Mrs. Buble’s very good news.

The old-school crooner, 37, explains to Parade.com that he gushed to the Mud star about Lopitato’s pregnancy during a phone call as they discussed their duet, a cover of Frank and Nancy Sinatra’s “Something Stupid.”

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“I had just found out [my wife was pregnant],” explains Buble, currently promoting new album To Be Loved. Married since last March, he and the Argentinian model, 25, eventually told the world in late January.

“It was the greatest day of my life, so I just said, ‘You know, I’m having a baby!'” Buble recalls. “And Reese was so sweet about it and excited for me. It was nice for us to bond that way.”

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Witherspoon became a mom for the third time just last September when she and husband Jim Toth welcomed son Tennessee. Marvels Buble of the intimate moment: “I told her before anyone else in the world knew, even members of my own family!”

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Earlier this week, Buble confirmed to the New York Post’s Page Six that the baby-to-be is going to be a boy.

Ryan Seacrest, Julianne Hough Break Up: "She Couldn't Handle" His Nonstop Work Schedule


TV personality Ryan Seacrest (L) and dancer Julianne Hough arrive at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. TV personality Ryan Seacrest (L) and dancer Julianne Hough arrive at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

His name is Ryan Seacrest, and he’s a workaholic. Fans were crestfallen to learn late Friday that the American Idol judge, TV producer, radio host and red carpet star, 38, had parted ways with Julianne Hough after two years of dating. But those close to the couple tell Us Weekly that the breakup was inevitable, given Seacrest’s steadfast commitment to his many, many professional obligations.

“Dude works all the time,” a pal tells Us Weekly. “He never sleeps.” Although dancer-turned-actress Hough, 24, has an increasingly hectic slate of projects herself, her priorities were a little different, the friend explains.

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“It’s a lifestyle she couldn’t handle anymore. Work always, always came first [for Ryan] She wants a more lowkey life.”

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Three days before Valentine’s Day, Hough told Us she still got “giddy” when she saw her guy on the small screen. “It was super exciting to see my man on TV. I was so proud of him,” she said at an NYC screen of Safe Haven of Seacrest’s red carpet stint before the Grammys in L.A. “I flew in from Nashville — I was at my sister’s baby shower — and I walked in right as he was on and he looked so hot. He looked so cute!”

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She also hinted that it wasn’t easy for them to get together while she shot Safe Haven with Josh Duhamel last year in North Carolina. “We were working really hard, so we were really focused, but he came by a few times.”

Jessie J Shaves Her Head Bald for Charity: Picture


Jessie J‘s trademark bob is gone, gone, gone! The British pop star, 24, made good on a recent promise to go practically bald, shaving off her sleek brunette locks on live TV for the 25th annual Comic Relief fundraiser, which aired on BBC1 in the UK. The “Domino” singer did the deed when the special, part of “Red Nose Day” in England, aired on Friday (March 15)

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“I did it! Thank you to everyone who is donating!” the chanteuse (full name: Jessica Ellen Cornish) tweeted. And her efforts were worth it: With One Direction, Simon Cowell and other British stars taking part, the Comic Relief special raised 75 million British pounds — or $113 million in U.S. currency — towards various causes in the UK and Africa.

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Indeed, in a pre-taped segment, the Grammy nominee visited with a few of the charities and individuals helped by Comic Relief, including on young victim of sex trafficking. “I can;t even begin to comprehend how a child should feel like that,” she said, bursting into tears.

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“[It] is something I’ve promised to do for a long time and Comic Relief has given me the opportunity to try and raise as much money as possible for good causes by doing it,” Jessie J said in an earlier statement. “I”ve loved watching Red Nose Day since I was a kid and I’m so excited to join this year’s team of celebrity fundraisers. So I’ll be shaving my head live on the night! I won’t deny that I’m nervous but I am also honored to be part of this year’s campaign.”

Heidi Klum Heats Up Carl's Jr. Burger Commercial in Sexy, Low-Cut Little Black Dress


Heidi Klum in the commercial for Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s new burger, the Jim Beam Bourbon Burger. Credit: CKE Restaurants Inc.

Who’s hungry? Heidi Klum steams up the screen in a new commercial for Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, set to debut later this month, by devouring a hefty burger in front of a bewildered young man.

The supermodel, 39, dons a very revealing, low-cut little black dress in the sexy TV spot, in which she takes on a Mrs. Robinson-inspire role in The Graduate-style commercial.

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Her seduction tool of choice? A Jim Beam Bourbon burger that she bites into seductively as she plays up her famous curves.

The mother-of-four isn’t one to shy away from an opportunity to flaunt her figure, however.

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In January, the Project Runway host climbed on top of Jay Leno‘s desk to show off her dance moves in a sleeveless black dress with sheer side panels.

“It’s easy,” she told the talk show host of getting her moves on on the dance floor. “You just get up. You have to make sure you have a good person holding your hand, and then you dance.”

Lil Wayne in Critical Condition After More Seizures: "Everyone Is Praying For Him"


Lil Wayne arrives at the Macy's Beverly Center to celebrate the launch of his contemporary streetwear line Trukfit on June 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.Lil Wayne arrives at the Macy’s Beverly Center to celebrate the launch of his contemporary streetwear line Trukfit on June 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Araya Diaz/WireImage.com

Lil Wayne is in critical condition at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles following a series of seizures earlier this week, a source tells Us Weekly.

The “Tap Out” rapper was put into an induced coma after his condition was determined to be unstable, according to TMZ — the seizures were so severe this time that the rapper reportedly had to be put in restraints because he was shaking uncontrollably.

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“His family is there,” the source said. “Everyone his praying for him.”

According to TMZ, Lil Wayne’s mother is already in a plane on her way to her son’s bedside, and all further decisions about his health will be held until her arrival.

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A rep for the rapper assures Us that his condition is being wildly exaggerated, however.

“Wayne is doing well,” the rep tells Us. “We appreciate your concern.”

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Lil Wayne, real name Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday, March 13 after one of his bodyguards found him unconscious on the floor of his room the same day he was released from the hospital following multiple seizures on Tuesday, March 12.

LeAnn Rimes Gets Bangs!


LeAnn Rimes looks and feels like a brand new woman! The country music superstar, 30, showed off her brand new bangs via Twitter on Saturday, Feb. 9. “Love my Andy Lecompte! I got banged,” Rimes wrote in the photo caption. “Love ’em! Was time for a fun change.”

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The singer, who recently debuted a healthier-looking physique at a pre-Grammys event, performed a private concert in Palm Springs, Calif., later that evening. “Meeting my hubby and the boys there,” Rimes tweeted. “Love when I get to have fam around when I’m workin.”

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Rimes, who became the youngest Grammy Award winner in history when she nabbed the Best New Artist and Best Female Country Vocal Performance titles at age 14 in 1997, skipped the star-studded show on Sunday, Feb. 10.

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“I’m hanging with my hubby and his babies,” Rimes tweeted of Eddie Cibrian, 39, and stepsons Mason, 9, and Jake, 5. The “Borrowed” singer added that she “almost” walked the red carpet, “but I like my pj’s better.”

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Jessica Biel Dances "Like Crazy" at Justin Timberlake's Post-Grammys Concert


 Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel attend the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel attend the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com

Jessica Biel isn’t just Justin Timberlake‘s wife — she’s also his biggest fan! After the “Suit & Tie” singer’s showstopping performance at the Feb. 10 Grammy Awards, the actress and several other celebs headed over to Hollywood’s Palladium theater, where Timberlake continued his hot streak with a sold-out, standing-room-only concert.

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Biel — who traded her floor-length, one-shouldered Oscar de la Renta Grammys gown for a knee-length red dress — was “in a great mood and super excited for the show,” a source tells Us Weekly. Even before her husband took the stage at 11:30 p.m., she was “bopping around” the exclusive VIP-VIP section with her mother-in-law, Lynn Harless, and a group of women wearing white bow ties. She also happily mingled with Queen Latifah and Michael Bolton.

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(Also in the audience? Former ‘N Sync boy bander Lance Bass. However, an insider tells Us that although Bass made it into the VIP section, he wasn’t cleared for the VIP-VIP section, where Biel and the rest of Timberlake’s pals were.)

Actress Jessica Biel, singer Beyonce and hip-hop artist Jay Z attend the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Actress Jessica Biel, singer Beyonce and hip-hop artist Jay Z attend the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
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The real fun began close to midnight. Still on a high from his successful return to the Grammys stage, Timberlake, 32, wowed the star-studded crowd with a mix of old hits, covers, and new tracks from his upcoming album, The 20/20 experience. He and his 16-piece band jived confidently through a 90-minute set that included “Like I Love You,” “Cry Me a River,” “Senorita,” “Rock Your Body,” “Pusher Love Girl,” “FutureSex/LoveSound,” and the Jacksons’ “Shake your Body (Down to the Ground,” complete with some old-school choreography.

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Toward the end of the night, the singer welcomed Jay-Z onstage to perform “Suit & Tie.” He followed that with “SexyBack,” featuring a guest appearance by longtime collaborator Timbaland. At that point, the crowd — including Biel — went wild. A source tells Us that the actress was “leaning against the balcony rail and dancing around like crazy to ‘SexyBack,’ moving her hands all over the place and bopping her head.”

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“You can tell she’s completely proud of her husband,” the onlooker adds of the “beaming” star, 30, who married Timberlake in October. “[She] was clapping like crazy.”

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Grammy Awards 2013 Biggest Dress Code Violators: Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Rowland, Rihanna and More!


Fashion police was in full force at the the 2013 Grammy Awards. In advance of music’s biggest night (and often most scandalous), CBS sent an e-mail to guests outlining a strict dress code, but some stars decided to ignore the rules.

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“Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare flesh under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack. Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic,” the e-mail stated (via Deadline). “Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples. Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible ‘puffy’ bare skin exposure.”

Not all stars followed the new dress code, however, and still rocked high slits, low-cut tops and sheer dresses on the red carpet at the Staples Center in L.A. Sunday, Feb. 10.

Take a look at the top 10 biggest dress code violators below.

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1. Jennifer Lopez

As Pitbull joked on stage, Lopez “inspired the memo.” The “Dance Again” singer, who wore the infamous green, cleavage-baring Versace dress to the 2000 Grammys, flashed a different body part this year: her leg. “They didn’t say anything about leg!” Lopez, 43, who wore a black Anthony Zacarello gown with a super high slit over her right leg, told E! News. “I thought I was being such good girl — [just] a little shoulder and a little leg.”

2. Kelly Rowland

The former Destiny’s Child member, in a risque Georges Chakra Couture dress with strategically placed cutouts on her cleavage and thighs, violated numerous rules, chief among them showing ample cleavage and underboob. “Ha! It’s so funny. I thought about the dress code and thought about it again and that’s about it,” Rowland, 32, told reporters backstage. “I respect.  See, I wore clothes!”

Rihanna; Katy Perry

Rihanna; Katy Perry
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3. Rihanna

The “Stay” singer, 24, decided to ignore the “please avoid sheer see-through clothing” part of the memo. Rihanna’s nipples were visible in a sheer red Azzedine Alaia dress while posing on the red carpet. 

4. Katy Perry

Crazy cleavage! The “Wide Awake” singer, 28, styled a mint green Gucci dress that flaunted her impressive cleavage with a jewel-outlined cutout. “I was inspired by Priscilla Presley in the ’70s . . . Married to Elvis Presley, of course.” she told E! News. “The bigger the hair the closer to God.”

Alicia Keys; Miranda Lambert

Alicia Keys; Miranda Lambert
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5. Alicia Keys

The memo said “bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic,” but the “Girl on Fire” singer didn’t seem to have a problem exposing her underboob. While performing onstage with Adam Levine, Keys, 32, changed from her Alai red carpet dress into a sheer black design that revealed the “under curvature” of her breasts.

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6. Miranda Lambert

The country singer was not a fan of the new dress code, and decided to wear a low-cut Roberto Cavalli gown that showed off her decolletage. “That was weird. My stylist was reading it to me. I can’t get over the puffy skin part,” Lambert, 29, told Entertainment Tonight. “What is puffy skin? Don’t show puffy skin. I don’t want to see anyone’s puffy skin.”

Ashanti; Kat Dennings

Ashanti; Kat Dennings
Credit: Lester Cohen/WireImage.com; Steve Granitz/WireImage.com

7. Ashanti

The 32-year-old singer bared a lot of cleavage and some serious leg in a sexy Tony Ward Couture gown. Working with her stylist, Ashtanti told reporters, “We had 11 options, then I saw this. I was like, ‘Oh, my gosh. She is beautiful.” She added, “I just thought it was kind of vintage and romantic and still classy and sexy at the same time.”

8. Kat Dennings

Nip slip risk! The Two Broke Girls star, 26, who presented an award during the show, flaunted major cleavage in a sexy, strapless Vivienne West dress.

Monyetta Shaw and Ne-Yo; Chrissy Teigen

Monyetta Shaw and Ne-Yo; Chrissy Teigen
Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty; Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

9. Monyetta Shaw

Ne-Yo’s longtime girlfriend showed off her curves in a daring, low-cut little black dress. “You might be looking too hot for the wardrobe rules,” Nancy O’Dell told her on the carpet.”No, I think we’re good,” Ne-Yo said.

10. Christine Teigen

John Legend‘s gorgeous fiance revealed her midriff and right leg in high-slit, Joy Ciocci dress. But the 27-year-old model argued that she’s following all the rules. “Wearing Joy Cioci tonight!” she tweeted. “Tried to avoid all rules of genitalia, side boob and puffy parts.”

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Kim Kardashian Poses Like Jesus Christ, Shows Off Baby Bump in Front of Famous Statue in Brazil


Kim Kardashian in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 9, 2013.Kim Kardashian in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 9, 2013. Credit: PGpg78/RAMEY PHOTO

Well, that’s one way to cause a scene! Kim Kardashian struck a pose during her Brazilian getaway with boyfriend Kanye West, but it was a slightly more controversial one than her usual dress-and-heels numbers.

In the image, the Kim and Kourtney Take Miami star poses like Jesus Christ in front of the famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro with her arms outstretched and her palms facing up on Saturday, Feb. 9. Another female tourist in the background strikes a similar pose.

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Kardashian’s pose also draws attention to the 32-year-old’s growing baby bump, which is quite visible through her hot pink, form-fitting dress.

Earlier in the weekend, the pregnant reality star and West, 35, dined at the Braseiro Gavera restaurant on Friday, strolling over to tourist spot the Chinese View afterward to exchange presents and some more PDA.

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According to E! News, West presented Kardashian with a small present that provoked a huge grin. In January, the jet-setting couple made a trip out to Paris for Paris Fashion Week, where West gifted his girlfriend with $65,000 worth of jewelry from Cartier.

“The Don strikes again!” Kardashian tweeted at the time, along with a photo of five eye-popping luxe gold bracelets.

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