(NEW YORK) -- Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" is definitely a song that gets stuck in your head and you find yourself singing without even knowing it.
But to be singing the song while sitting right next to her -- that's a different story, but that's exactly what happened to actor Justin Long.
"At one point they were playing that song," Long told HuffPost Live about sitting next to Swift at a Knicks game earlier this week. "That song, you all ...Read more
(AMHERST, Mass.) -- In the wake of renewed sexual assault allegations against him, Bill Cosby has agreed to resign his role as co-chair of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst's capital campaign.
Cosby is an alumnus of the school's College of Education, through which he received a master's degree and a doctorate. UMass spokesperson Edward Blaguszewski issued a statement to ABC News, saying that Cosby "has agreed to resign as an honorary co-chair of UMass Amherst's capital campaign. He no longer has any affiliation with the campaign nor does he serve in any other capacity for the university."
The Boston Globe says ...Read more
(NEW YORK) -- The film Exodus: Gods and Kings isn’t due out for another two weeks, but the movie's focus on the life of Moses is already being criticized because the actors in its major roles are whites playing Egyptians.
The movie stars Christian Bale as Moses, Aaron Paul as Joshua, Sigourney Weaver as Tuya and Joel Edgerton as Rhamses. On Twitter, the hashtag #boycottexodusmovie is trending, with posters airing their displeasure with the casting.
One poster wrote: “I actually wanted to see #BoycottExodusMovie but I won't waste my money on something some historically inaccurate.” ...Read more
(LOS ANGELES) -- There was a lot of talk surrounding former Dancing With the Stars pro Julianne Hough when it was announced prior to season 19 that the 26-year-old would be joining the judges table on the show.
Hough, whose brother Derek still performs on DWTS, has done splendidly, says host Tom Bergeron.
"I think she's been doing wonderfully. I think there was more on her shoulders and for Carrie Ann [Inaba] and Bruno [Tonioli --the other judges], as well when Len [Goodman] took a month off," Bergeron explained to ABC News. "I think they all stepped up wonderfully."
In fact, Bergeron, 59, thinks Hough only got better as the season...Read more
(LOS ANGELES) -- One Direction just did something no music act has ever done before-- had their first four albums debut at number one.
The boy band's new album, Four, has debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart, taking the top spot away from Taylor Swift.
Four has sold 387,000 copies. It is the second biggest debut of the year behind Swift's 1989.
(LOS ANGELES) -- Jennifer Aniston said even her friends get fooled by all the rumors that the actress and fiance Justin Theroux are tying the knot on certain weekends, according to various media reports from time to time speculating when the two will wed.
While on Wednesday's episode of the Ellen DeGeneres Show, DeGeneres said "because it is so secretive ... when we're invited, we go, 'We can't be in town, but should we be in town,'" referring to the fact that they don't know what to believe.
In fact, actors and couple Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher were also fooled.
"Our friends Sacha and Isla showed up for four parties, four little gatherings,...Read more
(LOS ANGELES) -- It's been almost 30 years since Back to the Future hit theaters in 1985, but the movie starring Michael J. Fox and Lea Thompson is just as iconic as ever.
Thompson, 53, who played Lorraine, Fox's mother in the film, spoke to US Weekly about the movie and her favorite memory of filming.
"My favorite memory of Back to the Future actually is seeing it! I was engaged to Dennis Quaid at the time and the movie had been out for like two months and we went to the Cinerama Dome,"...Read more
(NEW YORK) -- Taylor Swift has a history of lost love and then writing songs about exes, but the pop star is all about being with her friends at the moment.
Swift, 24, spoke to Asos magazine for a story called "How to Be a Supergirl" and said when she is looking to get all dolled up, it's not for guys.
"When I’m getting dressed, it’s always based on what my friends will think," she said. "They are my No. 1 priority and the opinions of girls are more important to me, at this point...Read more
(NEW YORK) -- Game of Thrones fans are rejoicing after the official Twitter account just released a 10-second teaser of Season 5.
"The raven brings #TheSight" and "Follow the Three Eyed Raven. Gain the power of #TheSight" were the captions to the short video.
"I see a darkness in you," a voice says in the clip that features Arya, played by Maisie Williams.
(LOS ANGELES) -- After winning the coveted Mirrorball trophy Tuesday night on Dancing with the Stars, Alfonso Ribeiro tweeted Wednesday that "This is the moment I've waited 10 years for."
The former Fresh Prince star has been vying to get on the show since it began a decade ago and now he's the champion. He beat out other finalists -- Sadie Robertson, Janel Parrish and Bethany Mota.
"This...is worth waiting for," he told ABC right after the win. "The right thing happened at the right time. I think it was the right, the right time with my family, you know if I had done it before last season, I wouldn't have gotten Witney."
(NEW YORK) -- In his new film Boyhood, Ethan Hawke plays the father in a story that follows a boy from innocent child to surly teen as his family grapples with divorce. It's a perspective that Hawke knows deeply himself.
Hawke separated from his first wife, actress Uma Thurman, in 2003 after five years of marriage when their daughter Maya was just 5 years old.
"When we were first splitting up, it broke her heart because she just didn't know anybody else," Hawke said in an interview with Nightline. "She was the only kid in her kindergarten whose parents weren't together, and it was really hard for her, and now she's ...Read more
(NEW YORK) -- Actress Jyoti Amge weighs 11 pounds, stands 2 feet tall and, according to Guinness World Records, is the world's smallest woman.
Amge, 20, is also the newest star on American Horror Story: Freak Show, where she plays Ma Petite.
"She [Amge] didn't have any reservations because even though the name of the show is 'Freak Show,' nobody is a freak here," Amge's translator told Entertainment Tonight.
That said, the Indian actress' new fame does come with some downsides.
"When people see me on TV, they become very happy because they don't have to interact with me," Amge's ...Read more
(NEW YORK) -- Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are just two months into raising daughter Esmeralda Amada, but the actress already says, "these are some of the wildest nights I’ve ever had."
Though Mendes says "Esmeralda has two amazing grandmothers and incredible aunties who come over and really help me," the actress is currently raising the baby with a nanny..."for now."
This is the first time Mendes has publicly commented on the daughter she welcomed on Sept. 12.
The Hitch actress also revealed why she and Gosling chose their girl's very special name.
“Ryan and I both
(NEW YORK) -- To prepare for the role of Moses in the upcoming film, Exodus: Gods and Kings, Christian Bale says he studied the biblical story and came to realize that Moses was a very complicated figure.
“He was so much more human than I had ever imagined...[he] had all sort of temptations and indulgences that he had grown up with,” Bale said in an upcoming interview with ABC's Nightline. “[He was] absolutely seen as a freedom fighter for the Hebrews, but a terrorist in terms of the Egyptian empire.”
Moses has been an inspirational icon for liberation movements throughout history, ...Read more
(NEW YORK) -- Two films open nationwide on Wednesday, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Here's a closer look:
* Horrible Bosses 2 -- Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day return for the sequel to the 2011 comedy. Their characters launch their own business, but when an investor pulls a fast one on them, they scheme to kidnap the investor's adult son. Oscar winner Christoph Waltz and Chris Pine play the investor and his son, respectively. Jennifer Aniston and Jamie Foxx are back, too. Rated R.
* Penguins of Madagascar -- In the ...Read more