Stephen Baldwin is a born-again Christian and a proud conservative. He's currently in Tampa for the Republican National Convention, and we spoke with him on Wednesday during an event for The Creative Coalition, a group that advocates for funding of the arts. Stephen told us about the issues that matter most to him, including the arts and the budget, and shared his anti-abortion point of view. He also offered insight into what it's like to debate politics with his left-leaning brother, Alec Baldwin. Watch now.
Julianne Hough wore a tuxedo dress from Rachel Zoe's collection to the NYC premiere of Footloose at the Tribeca Grand last night. She was joined on the patterned carpet by her costar Kenny Wormald. Julianne and company moved on to an afterparty at Catch Roof, where Peter Facinelli got in on the photo fun. Julianne and Kenny have been doing lots of press in the run-up to the remake's release tomorrow. We caught up with both actors at their recent press junket, and Julianne revealed her favorite dancing scene in the whole film. Julianne told us, "They were all so much fun, but I loved the country line dance 'cause it was so sexy, it was such cool dancing. My mom and my three sisters came down for it. They were in the movie, they got to do the scene. They were dancing, and it was just a blast — we had so much fun." There are more interviews in store for Kenny and Julianne. She tweeted this morning, "Gonna do Sirius radio, NY live WNBC, and then Jimmy Fallon later! A great day of interviews for Footloose before we head to London!"
Selena Gomez had a special guest, boyfriend Justin Bieber, along for a red carpet screening of her new movie Monte Carlo in NYC last night. The hot young couple didn't pose together on the red carpet, though Justin did admire Selena and her costars in the poster as he headed in to watch her latest big-screen venture. Selena sported a pretty blue gown for the event, and she met up with costar Katie Cassidy and Andie MacDowell for a few photos. Justin and Selena have managed to find time together despite their crazy schedules. Selena has both Monte Carlo and her new album, When the Sun Goes Down, coming out next week. Selena's career demands were partially responsible for her brief hospitalization earlier in the month, but she still has a big smile on her face whenever she steps out to greet her fans. Justin had his own crazy day in Manhattan yesterday, when things got a little too intense at his fragrance launch. Justin Bieber's bodyguards had a misunderstanding with a plain clothed cop. Thankfully, it all ended up OK, and the teen heartthrob was looking typically stylish while out to cheer on his real-life leading lady Selena.
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- Secretary Geithner refuses to endorse punitive bonus tax bill. — Huffington Post
- New Jersey ditches plan to ban the risky Brazilian wax. — BellaSugar
Radio City Music Hall was bursting with stars of the stage last night at the 2008 Tony Awards. The glitz and glamour were everywhere as some of the biggest names in Broadway came together to celebrate each other. Mary-Louise Parker was a highlight as usual, though I'm not sure what to say about the Counting Crows' Adam Duritz on her arm. Instead, I'll just get more excited that Weeds is back tonight! Alec Baldwin always looks dapper all dressed up, while Daniel Radcliffe made a surprise appearance before he makes his (naked) Broadway debut. Whoopi Goldberg — wearing Christian Siriano! — hosted the evening, helping hand out the biggest awards to In the Heights for best musical and August: Osage County for best play. Check out the full list of winners here.
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