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Judy Kurtz is a celebrity news junkie and a reporter for FOX45, a T.V. station in Baltimore, Maryland. A graduate of New York University, Judy got her start at People Magazine, where she covered some of Manhattan’s hottest parties and interviewed some of Hollywood’s most buzzed-about stars. When she’s not reading the latest gossip magazine, you can find Judy playing with her dog, trying new recipes, working out, and spending time with her f

This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: P!nk and Lindsay Lohan

6/24/2011 9:30am EDT
Shining & Falling Stars
Shining Star - P!nk: When it comes to battling the paparazzi, pop star P!nk ain’t no baby.

The entertainer took to her website this week to launch a verbal throwdown against the paps who are trying to snap the first pictures of her newborn daughter, Willow Sage.

Calling relentless photogs “aggressive” and “unsafe,” P!nk declared in a lengthy post that, “it's one thing to harass and stalk us, the adults, the celebrity that signed up for this life, but children should be protected and safe. There should be a clear distinction between us.”

Now the new mama is putting her baby photos where h...

This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Hugh Hefner And Paris Hilton

6/17/2011 9:30am EDT
Hugh Hefner
Shining Star - Hugh Hefner: The most famous purveyor of porn is showing that even sultans of sleaze can tastefully handle a potentially embarrassing snafu.

Hugh Hefner’s 25-year-old fiancée, Crystal Harris, left him high and dry this week, calling off her wedding to the Playboy creator just days before the nuptials were scheduled to take place. News of Harris’ 86-ing of the engagement also came the very same day her first single was released on iTunes. Some cynics may think the timing was just a TAD suspicious. Really, who would ever think to put the kibosh on your upcoming marriage to a m...

This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Dakota Fanning and Kim Kardashian

6/10/2011 9:19am EDT
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Shining Star - Dakota Fanning: How can this be? A kid who grew up in Hollywood, became uber famous at a very young age, and still seems, dare I say, “normal?”

Dakota Fanning celebrated a major milestone this week – her high school graduation. Now, according to the young star’s sister, the 17-year-old actress is headed to a college campus (and it’s not even a movie set.)

Elle Fanning, who’s starring in the upcoming movie, Super 8, told “Access Hollywood” that her older sis is going to college, “somewhere on the East Coast.” Fanning was reportedly accepted into New York University and was s...

This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Jessica & Ashlee Simpson And Rihanna

6/3/2011 10:00am EDT
Jessica & Ashlee Simpson
Shining Star - Jessica & Ashlee Simpson: The Simpson gals sure know how to keep the moolah all in the family.

While Jessica Simpson can’t seem to get a hit song on the charts (anyone remember “A Public Affair?”), the 30-year-old entertainer does have the ability to create a cash cow of a clothing line. Now, she’s sharing the wealth with her little sis, Ashlee.

Perhaps taking a page out of the Olsen twins’ book, the elder Simpson announced this week that Ashlee, 26, will aid her in designing a tween fashion line for her self-named clothing label.

Simpson told Women’s Wear Daily that her y...

This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Jennifer Aniston and Arnold Schwarzenegger

5/20/2011 10:30am EDT
Jennifer Aniston
Shining Star – Jennifer Aniston: It’s hard enough to maintain one’s celeb status for 15 minutes – but Jennifer Aniston’s getting recognized for doing it for more than ten years.

Spike TV announced this week that it’s bestowing on Aniston quite possibly the most confidence-boosting (and arguably the shallowest) honor there is - the “Decade of Hotness” award.

The award will be handed out at the network’s 5th annual Guys Choice Awards in June. Spike TV said of the “Friends” alum, “Jennifer Aniston has the magic combination of Hall of Fame Hotness and Humor that makes every guy wish she lived...

This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Sofia Vergara and Will Smith

5/13/2011 11:00am EDT
Sofia Vergara
Shining Star - Sofia Vergara: ABC sitcom star Sofia Vergara is becoming the princess of product endorsements – landing yet another major deal in a matter of months.

The Columbian entertainer was named the new face of CoverGirl this week. Vergara, who stars in the T.V. hit “Modern Family”, joins an impressive list of other spokeswomen for the cosmetics brand, including Drew Barrymore, Queen Latifah, Taylor Swift, Ellen DeGeneres, and Dania Ramirez. The stunner told People mag of the gig, “I love that I have the Latin flavor; Latin girls can relate to me, see what I’m wearing, see my makeup,...

Kendra Wilkinson Says Baby #2 Would Be 'Too Much To Take Under My Belt' (Video)

5/6/2011 12:00pm EDT
Kendra Wilkinson
Don’t feel too bad for Kendra Wilkinson – the blonde reality star says getting booted from “Dancing With the Stars” means more time with her fam.

The former Playmate says she’s taking a break from competition shows since she was voted off the ABC hit on Tuesday night. In an interview with Starpulse to promote the nutritional supplement, Ab Cuts (, Wilkinson said, “it was time to go.”

Now her big plans for Mother’s Day? A barbecue! Wilkinson, 25, plans on chowing down on, “a lot of fat!” The E! celeb says she’ll be grilling corn and other goodies with hubby...

This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Blake Shelton

5/6/2011 10:30am EDT
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Shining Star – Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Her name may be a mouthful, but Maxim mag only needs one word to describe the Victoria’s Secret model: hot.

This week, Whiteley, who was virtually unheard of a year ago, topped Maxim’s annual “Hot 100” list. The British stunner beat out plenty of other beauties for the title, including Olivia Munn (who came in right behind her at #2), Anna Kournikova (at #19, her name seems like a blast from the past), and Britney Spears (#25).

Whitelely also may have unintentionally added insult to injury to another lady on the Maxim list: Megan Fox. Not only did...

This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Beyonce and Superman

4/29/2011 10:30am EDT
Beyonce Knowles
Shining Star – Beyonce: Beyonce knows how to break a sweat for a good cause.

The R&B diva is helping to get kids off the couch and on their feet with a new music video called “Move Your Body” – a reworked version of her 2007 hit, “Get Me Bodied”. The part workout/part head-bopping jam was created for First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign and is set to be distributed to schools across the country.

It features the chart-topping entertainer leading a group of students in a dance routine in the middle of a school cafeteria. I know what you’re thinking – how come my school lunch l...

This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Rihanna and Snooki

4/22/2011 11:30am EDT
Shining Star – Rihanna: They say sex sells, and it certainly seems to be true in the case of Rihanna’s new naughty song, “S&M”.

The pop star is going into the record books this week with the popular tune. The remix of “S&M” with fellow diva Britney Spears has given the 23-year-old her tenth #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making her the youngest and fastest solo artist to achieve that feat. According to Billboard, it took the Barbados native four years, 11 months, and two weeks to go into the record books.

One entertainer who may not be too pleased with Rihanna’s record? Mariah ...

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