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Stephanie Nolasco is a reporter based in New York City. She’s written for both print and online publications, including New York Press, Latina Magazine, Campus Circle, and London’s Chic Today, among others. To learn more about her writings, visit

'Mob Wives' Star Big Ang Kicks Off The Holidays With New Season And Surprise Engagement

12/3/2013 12:21pm EST
Big Ang
No one could ever make an entrance quite like Big Ang.

Like a firecracker, the Staten Island native brightens up any room, instantly owning it without batting a single false eyelash. And there’s no question that the reality TV star, best recognized for her larger than life assets, distinct smoker’s rasp, and no-nonsense approach to wise guys, is the official godmother of VH1’s hit series, “Mob Wives.” Angela Raiola may have joined the cast back in season two, but the 52-year-old has easily proven to be the show's well endowed cheerleader leading her team of ladies behind la famiglia.

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Sultry Star Mayra Veronica Exposes Love For Pinup Queen Bettie Page

12/1/2013 7:38pm EST
Mayra Veronica
When Bettie Page Clothing recently chose Mayra Veronica to be their spokesmodel, it proved to be a perfect fit. Like the late Bettie Page, whose appropriately crowned the “queen of the pinups” for being the most photographed bombshell ever, the 33-year-old brunette beauty is a modern-day sex symbol in her own right. The Cuban-born model’s never-ending curves have graced the pages of countless magazines, and it’s of no surprise she was named the United States Marines’ “Favorite Pinup Girl” and USO spokeswoman. And when she’s not traveling overseas to entertain the troops, she records music t...

Legendary Mamie Van Doren on 'Playing the Field'

6/3/2013 9:20pm EDT
Mamie Van Doren
Mamie Van Doren may be 82-years-old, but the ‘50s sex symbol is still as bubbly and blonde as ever. Even Hugh Hefner can’t get enough of the legendary actress.

“The cover of your autobiography is gorgeous,” describes the married Playboy publisher. Hefner is referring to the film star’s recently revised book, Playing the Field: Sex, Stardom, Love, and Life in Hollywood, a collection of juicy tales told by Van Doren about her many wild flings with celebrities, like Clark Gable, James Dean and even Rock Hudson, just to name a few. And anyone who takes one glance at the hourglass-shaped “teach...

Traci Lords Gets Naughty With New Music

5/24/2013 11:30am EDT
It’s been 30 years since 15-year-old Ohio-born Nora Kuzma began modeling in the nude, ultimately leading to a controversial career as a porn star and Penthouse cover girl. Kuzma, who famously goes by Traci Lords, has successfully transformed herself from scandalous Lolita to a respected Hollywood actress in her own right.

As an actress, many remember her from John Waters’ 1990 cult classic Cry-Baby, where the blonde bombshell played rockabilly’s bad girl Wanda Woodward opposite Johnny Depp. In addition to appearing in a slew of movies and television shows, Lords has recorded music, which J...

Eva Longoria and George Lopez Dish on the ALMA Awards

9/21/2012 11:00am EDT
Actress Eva Longoria and comedian George Lopez are teaming up not for a Hollywood flick-but for one of the most important award ceremonies of the year. The duo are leading this year’s ALMA Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, which serves to honor the top Latinos in entertainment. What can you expect from this year’s fiesta? Aside from Longoria’s whopping 11 dresses, a special tribute to songstress Christina Aguilera and a slew of stars celebrating their peers (think Zoe Saldana, Michael Pena, and Nicole Richie, just to name a few). In time for the show, which airs tonight at 8PM EST on...

Q&A: Lisa Marie Presley Reveals Personal Side With 'Storm & Grace'

6/7/2012 11:15am EDT
After spending her entire life surrounded by Hollywood’s lights and cameras, the “princess of rock ‘n’ roll” is ready to give the world a peek of who she really is. It’s been five years since singer/songwriter Lisa Marie Presley has released an album and with good reason. While many aspiring starlets are in training to be the next chart topper, the 44-year-old was busy discovering salvation on England’s countryside and becoming a mother to twin girls. However, the itch to make music never left and over an eight-month period, she wrote 30 songs, channeling her southern roots. The result is S...

Jessica Simpson Gets Personal With 'Fashion Star,' Baby Girl, And Stylish Future

3/26/2012 3:00pm EDT
Blonde bombshell Jessica Simpson may be ready to give birth any day now, but that doesn’t mean the soon-to-be mama is settling down anytime soon. The 31-year-old pop singer, who’s often confused for being a ditz thanks to her infamous “chicken or fish” line from 2003’s reality series, “Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica,” is actually one of the top fashion moguls in the country. As a businesswoman, she enjoys success with the Jessica Simpson Collection, a multi-million dollar empire featuring 22 categories, including shoes, handbags, and fragrances, just to name a few. Even as the Texas native prepa...

Cassandra Peterson Talks Vampire Cruise, Elvira Fandom, And Upcoming Memoir

1/4/2012 4:15pm EST
Who says you need to wait until Halloween 2012 just to experience one of the spookiest nights of your life? Elvira, famously crowned as “Mistress of the Dark,” is set to deliver the frightening festivities a few months early with a special treat: a summertime Vamps at Sea Cruise to Alaska, taking place June 23rd-30th. For an entire week, fans will get to spend their days and nights with the buxom brunette. It’s a first for the sinfully seductive vamp, but fortunately, she has more tricks up her sleeve for the New Year. Her alter ego, Cassandra Peterson, is finally going to work on her highl...

New Year, New You: Getting Fit and Fabulous with Dr. Oz

1/4/2012 11:00am EST
Getting Fit and Fabulous with Dr. Oz
Holiday season is officially over and you’ve spent these past few months (or just last night) feasting on never ending dishes and drinks with the family-now what? New Year’s resolutions may not matter to some after January 1st, but Dr. Mehmet Oz believes they’re key to conquering upcoming swimsuit season. Simply known as Dr. Oz by fans, including TV mogul and friend Oprah Winfrey, the best-selling author, professor of surgery at Columbia University, and two-time Emmy Award-winning host of “The Dr. Oz Show” believes now is the perfect time to take control of 2012 by getting fit and feeling f...

Q&A: Kevin Sorbo Conquers Herculean Health Struggles

10/31/2011 6:00pm EDT
To audiences, Kevin Sorbo was a demi-God in the ‘90s TV hit, “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys,” but off cameras the actor was fighting for his life. Few people knew that the now 53-year-old endured three strokes, which nearly destroyed his career as playing the strongest man on earth. After over a decade of hiding his struggles, Sorbo now bares all in his memoir, True Strength: My Journey from Hercules to Mere Mortal-and How Nearly Dying Saved My Life. In Sorbo’s first book, “Hercules” fans finally learn the truth behind his secret battles with his health and how he conquered them, all wh...

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