‘Smash’ star Megan Hilty welcomes baby girl

Smashing news!

Megan Hilty gave birth to her first child, Us Weekly reports.

The Smash star and husband Brian Gallagher welcomed daughter Viola Philomena in New York City on Thursday. How nice of the 33-year-old Broadway veteran to not give her child a name fit for a pet.

“There are no fruits or animals or food in general for her name,” she told E! News back in June.

The couple wed last November in Vegas.

Celebrity hackers target Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and others

The celebrity hackers are back. A new wave of naked pictures was released over the weekend, and this time victims include Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens, Kate Bosworth, Hope Solo, Gabrielle Union, Jenny McCarthy, Lake Bell, Meagan Good, Emily Ratajkowski and Abigail Spencer.

Good, who appeared to be taking a topless selfie in the leaked photo, took to Instagram to slam everyone reposting the pics she said were intended for her husband.

“Evidently we all know how I feel about my t**ties,” she said.

After photos Union sent to husband Dwyane Wade hit the Internet, she told TMZ her legal team will be contacting the FBI.

“It has come to our attention that our private moments, that were shared and deleted solely between my husband and myself, have been leaked by some vultures,” Union and Wade said in a joint statement. “I can’t help but to be reminded that since the dawn of time women and children, specifically women of color, have been victimized, and the power over their own bodies taken from them. These atrocities against women and children continue worldwide. … For anyone out there also being affected by these and other hacking and hate crimes — We send our love, support and prayers. We have done nothing wrong.”

The photos were quickly removed from 4chan and Reddit.

More photos of Jennifer Lawrence also were leaked.

Colin Farrell confirms he landed a role in ‘True Detective’

Finally! After months of rumors, a True Detective lead at long last has been confirmed. Colin Farrell will star in the second season of Nic Pizzolatto’s HBO series, this time set in Los Angeles.

“I’m doing the second series. I’m so excited,” the Irish actor told the Sunday World.

And there you have it.

Now we only have three more parts to obsess over. Creator Pizzolatto told the Daily Beast that “there are four central roles” in Season 2, and word is the show will center around the “secret occult history of the transportation system” and involve a corrupt city businessman’s murder.

“Three police officials from different cities” come together to solve the case, Farrell revealed.

The pool of actors said to be in the running is comically large, though neither Friday Night Lights star Taylor Kitsch nor Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss have denied the rumors.

“It’s always flattering to be mentioned for a job,” Moss said.

According to Farrell, filming will start in the next few months.

“I know it will be eight episodes and take around four or five months to shoot,” he said. “I know very little about it, but we’re shooting in the environs of Los Angeles, which is great. It means I get to stay at home and see the kids. These are early days and all the powers that be are working out locations and schedules and trying to lock down the cast.”

“It’s been shown time and time again how [cable channels like] HBO have raised the bar regarding production values and fundamentally the writing that all their shows are based on,” Farrell added.

This season will be helmed not only by Emmy-award winning director Cary Fukunaga, but also a few others. William Friedkin (The Exorcist) and Justin Lin (Fast Five) are a couple of the names floating around.

“It’s extraordinary; it has reached a new level,” Farrell said of cable TV land. “You get to familiarize yourself with characters week after week. You get to build a life that takes a while to experience as an actor and also that takes a while to experience as a viewer. There’s just a greater sense of life to it.”

Seven Ideas to Hide a Larger Waist

A lot of women struggle with excess weight in their stomach. If this is your problem area, you do not need to worry about getting liposuction. Instead, you can eat sensibly and take advantage of more practical options like a waist clincher. The following are seven ideas to help you hide your tummy and look good at the same time. Try them today.

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1 – Avoid Baggy Clothes All Over

First, it is important to avoid baggy clothes all over. This means you should not wear a baggy top and baggy pants. Sure you might feel comfortable in this type of outfit. However, it adds more visual weight to your figure. It is better to choose a smoother fabric that has some elasticity on the bottom. Then look for a looser fitting top. This will provide you with a proportioned look that does not add weight to your figure.

2 – Stay Away From Banded Waist Tops

Next, make sure to stay away from banded waist tops. These tops hit your waist at the area you want people to avoid looking at. In doing so, they draw unwanted attention to your stomach, and they can make you look bigger. It is much better to choose a flowy top that hides your problem area.

3 – Stop Tucking Your Shirts In

If you have a larger tummy, then you shouldn’t tuck in your shirts. This style is better for people that have a good waistline. When you tuck in your shirt, you draw attention to your waist area. This is a no-no if your stomach is a problem area.

4 – Ruching Is Your Friend

When you are searching for clothing, ruching is your friend. This type of fabric can hide trouble in your stomach area. It can be very slimming, especially in darker colors. Plus, it is usually on trend.

5 – Avoid the Muffin Top

When you are shopping for jeans, you do not want to create a muffin top. Most of the time, the best option is a medium rise. If you go too low, your fat will hang over the jeans. If you go too high, you might have a difficult time fitting into them. Even better, when you stick with a medium rise, you will have a conservative pair of jeans that stays in style for a long time.

6 – Layer With Thin Fabrics

A great way to take the emphasis off of your stomach area is to layer. Since you do not want to add bulk to your body, you should try to layer with thinner fabrics. For example, you can add a thin cardigan over a t-shirt.

7 – Wear Monochromatic Colors

It is always a good idea to wear monochromatic colors if you have a larger stomach. This way, your outfit doesn’t stop in the middle of your body at your problem area. Instead, people’s eyes see one hue from head to toe.

With these seven tips, hiding a problematic stomach is less challenging. When you are shopping for clothing, do not forget to purchase shapewear. These undergarments can help you lose additional pounds visually. They will also help your clothing to look better. You will feel more confident and beautiful each day.

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Claudia Schiffer to Grace the Cover of SZ Magazin

World-renowned supermodel Claudia Schiffer is set to grace the cover of one of the biggest fashion magazines in Germany. The superstar will be hoping that all of her fans will be reading the special Claudia Schiffer SZ September 2014 edition of the magazine, which will also feature an in-depth interview with the stunning fashion icon alongside an autumn editorial.

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The blonde bombshell was photographed by Nico and styled by Claudia Englmann for the shoot, which sees her show off the fall collections from a wide range of the largest fashion names going. Creations from the likes of Louis Vuitton and Balmain will be featured, with Claudia acting as the perfect model for these master designers.

The star, who recently celebrated her birthday, looks resplendent in the designs, which carry an allure that is only enhanced through having one of the most svelte and sexy supermodels of all time modelling them. Few supermodels in the world can pull off an outfit quite like Claudia Schiffer can and nowhere is that more evident than in the magazine’s absolutely stunning shots!

Featuring a number of black and white shots alongside full colour portraits, the magazine feature explores the model’s career and reveals that she has her own Instagram account that she updates on a regular basis. It should come as no surprise that a woman who has been photographed by so many of the world’s top photographers would develop an interest in the world of pictures for herself.

Want to find out more? Well you will have to buy the magazine for yourself to find out what the queen of the catwalk has to say. Believe us it is a jam-packed issue that is required reading both for fans of one of the greatest supermodels in the world and for those who want to make sure they don’t make any fashion faux pas during the Autumn months.

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Amy Winehouse statue unveiled in London

Look what Amy Winehouse got for her 31st birthday: a bronze statue in her Camden Town neighborhood of north London. The singer, who died of alcohol poisoning in 2011 at age 27, is portrayed with her signature beehive and touches of diffidence.

Winehouse’s father Mitch said Sunday it was “incredibly emotional” to see the statue he helped design.

“It is like stopping her in a beautiful moment in time,” he told the Associated Press.

The statue, created by sculptor Scott Eaton, shows Winehouse wearing a star of David necklace and a live red rose in her hair. Eaton told the BBC that the statue captured her “attitude and strength, but also give subtle hints of insecurity.”

“The hand on the hip, the turn of the head, the grabbing of the skirt, the turned in foot — these are all small elements that contribute to the personality of the piece,” he said.

Both of Winehouse’s parents and hundreds of fans attended the unveiling.

“It’s a day of incredibly mixed emotions,” Mitch Winehouse told the Guardian. “They don’t put statues up for people who are with us anymore so it reinforces the fact that physically she’s gone but spiritually she’ll never leave us. I feel sad, very, very sad. We shouldn’t be here but we are, this is the reality and we’ve just got to make the most of it. So this statue is part of making the most of it. Getting people to come here, spend some time with Amy and put a flower in her hair and remember her in a very positive way. That for me is wonderful.”

The Winehouse family started the Amy Winehouse Foundation to help young people struggling with drug and alcohol abuse.

Did Jay Z announce Beyonce pregnancy to close On the Run tour?

Wait, did Jay Z just announce that Beyonce is pregnant with their second child?

That’s sure what it sounded like when the couple wrapped up their On the Run tour in the City of Light over the weekend.

“We love Paris,” said Jay Z, 44. “It’s special to us because we got engaged here and this is where baby Blue was conceived,” the rapper said of 2-year-old daughter Blue Ivy. So it seems fitting this is where they’d drop the hint — or just straight up tell everyone — that they’re expecting.

During his song Beach Is Better, Jay switched the line “I replace it with another one” to “pregnant with another one.” Social media went cray, naturally. Then the couple, who have been dogged by divorce rumors for months, put on an onstage lovefest to close out the tour.

“I’m your biggest fan. I love you,” said a teary-eyed Beyonce, 33.

Jay Z replied: “Greatest entertainer in the world. I love her. She’s my wife.”

The Paris show was being filmed for an HBO special to air in September, so now we’re obligated to watch.

Miss New York Kira Kazantsev is your new Miss America, which is still a thing

In case you missed it, and we sort of hope you did, the woman chosen to represent us from sea to shining sea for the next year is this blonde chick from New York: Kira Kazantsev.

Yes, the Empire State continues to dominate the Miss America pageant or scholarship competition or whatever you want to call it; Miss New York has now won three years in a row.

For the talent portion of Sunday’s show, Kazantsev, a 23-year-old law student, California native (isn’t that cheating or something?) and daughter of Russian immigrants, somehow managed to charm the judges by combining two of the most loathed musical trends of present day, singing Pharrell’s Happy while banging a red plastic cup on the floor, a la Anna Kendrick in Pitch Perfect. For this she won a $50,000 scholarship.

“It’s not your average Miss America talent in terms of singing Broadway tunes or opera,” the beauty queen told the New York Post before the competition. “I’m sticking to what I can do.”

Brave? Yes. Good? Not exactly. Nevertheless, Kazantsev was easy enough on the eyes that the ears managed to forgive.

New Yorkers have won six Miss America titles since 1945, joining Oklahoma, Ohio and California as the states with the most victories. Sunday’s first runner-up was Miss Virginia, Courtney Paige Garrett, who shall forever be captured in time looking terribly woebegone. Miss North Dakota, Jacky Arness, was chosen as Miss Congeniality.

Kanye West stops Australia concert to demand kid in wheelchair stand up

And now we have one more reason to miss the days when Kanye West’s jaw was wired shut.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Mr. Kardashian was performing in Sydney on Friday when he stopped everything and asked the audience to get up and dance.

“I’ve decided I can’t do this song. I can’t do this show until everybody stands up,” West said. “Unless you got a handicap pass and you get special parking and s—. Imma see you if you ain’t standing up, believe me, I’m very good at that. No, seriously — I won’t go on with the show unless y’all stand up.”

From there, things escalated quickly.

West remained uncomfortably steadfast in his request, to the tune of singling out audience members and demanding they rise to honor their Lord thy Kanye. The first concertgoer held up her prosthetic leg to prove that she does, in fact, “get special parking and s—,” to which West replied, “Okay, you fine.”

The rapper then moved on to Seated Fan No. 2, lamenting, “This is the longest I’ve had to wait to do a song. It’s unbelievable.” The entire section reportedly made wheelchair motions with their arms to give Clueless a hint. Alas, West proceeded to send his bodyguard into the audience to confirm that yes, that guy totally is disabled. “He is in a wheelchair?” he asked. “It’s fine!”

‘Orange Is the New Black’ writer divorces husband, dates Samira Wiley

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Sometimes you realize, oh wait, I’m a lesbian.

Such was the case with Lauren Morelli, who writes about gay characters on the prison dramedy Orange Is the New Black.

The screenwriter was feeling rather unsatisfied with her budding marriage, according to an essay she penned for Mic in which she revealed she’d much rather read a book than sleep with her new husband.  Then, one day, after exploring her sexuality through her work, Morelli discovered she too prefers the company of ladies.

“The sound stage for Orange, where we proudly employ what has to be at least 64% of lesbians in the New York City metro area, is not a place where you can shy away from women or sexuality,” she wrote.

Morelli explained that bringing to life the series’ main character Piper (Taylor Schilling) and her ex-girlfriend Alex (Laura Prepon) helped her come to this surprising conclusion just months after marrying her then-husband, Steve Basilone.

“I realized I was gay in fall 2012, one of my first days on the set,” the writer revealed. “I am now out to my family, my friends, and most of my co-workers on Orange.”

Plus the entire Internet.

And so, as the Orange love story naturally would go, Morelli filed for divorce and, much to the delight of the Netflix series’ fans, has since begun dating Samira Wiley, the actress who plays gay inmate Poussey.

“Now, when I am in the writers’ room or on set, I no longer feel like I am stuck in the middle of two truths,” Morelli wrote. “I belong because my own narrative fits in alongside the fictional stories that we are telling on the show: stories of people finding themselves, of difficult paths and of redemption.”