December 26, 2013
Best Celebrity Holiday Greeting Cards
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December 17, 2013
Magnum Ice Cream
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September 29, 2013
MJ Fave: Rug-sessing Over Graphic Print Area Rugs! — CONTEST
Like you, I know what I like when I see it. I’ve always loved (and am good at) shopping for food, clothes and party supplies. But, I never expected to love decorating my home as much as I do.
I’ve lived on my own in New York City for about four years now and I love the “lived in” feel of my apartment. I add life to my apartment with a bamboo plant or two, personal photos, an heirloom or two (I use my Father’s trunk from college as my coffee table), and scented candles (favorites include Diptique, Fresh and Jo Malone). But, one thing has been missing from my space all along: a graphic print area rug. I can’t seem to read a lifestyle or home decor blog or magazine without spotting all sorts of punky patterns and sensational shaped rugs. The more I see them, the more “rug-sessed” I get!Read More
July 9, 2013
VIDEO: Bethenny Frankel’s Dream Guest On Her Talk Show? Amanda Bynes!
Bethenny Frankel is getting her own talk show this September and tells Wendy Williams her dream guests are Amanda Bynes, Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg, pop rock singer Pink and “Family Guy” creator and visionary Seth MacFarlane.Read More
December 21, 2012
VIDEO: Beyoncé, Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow & Others ‘Demand a Plan’ Against Gun Violence
Beyonce Knowles, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Michelle Williams, Reese Witherspoon, Kate Hudson, Cameron Diaz, Ellen DeGeneres, Julianne Moore, Chris Rock, Jamie Foxx, Olivia Munn, Selena Gomez, Paul Rudd, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Westfeldt, Will Ferrell, Sarah Silverman, Amy Poehler, Adam Scott, Rashida Jones, John Slattery, Jeremy Renner, Conan O’Brien, and others join together in the fight against gun control, in a new PSA for DemandaPlan.org.
The campaign, started by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, comes a week after the horrific massacre in Newtown and amid the polarizing debate rippling through the U.S. about gun violence and the Second Amendment.
Looking into the camera, they read through a list of some of the 31 similar attacks carried out in the US since Columbine in 1999.
‘Virginia Tech. Tucson. Aurora. Fort Hood. Oak Creek. Newtown. How many more?’ they ask. Watch the moving PSA here:Read More
September 25, 2012
Who Are The 2012 Leading Ladies In Television?
With all the Primetime Emmy Awards already given out and the excitement just behind us, there were some “stars,” we think, who didn’t get proper recognition… Entertainment site Zimbio has tuned into the social media mavens, stars under 30 and even some unexpected icons who currently wield the most impact on and off the small screen from Kelly Ripa to Snooki and everyone in between. They ran the numbers, quantified the data, and tallied the tweets to determine the most powerful women in television in five key categories:
Social Media: Ellen DeGeneres (Twitter Followers: 13.4 million, Facebook Fans: 3.5 million)—”Laugh. Dance. Tweet.” That’s the headline on the front page of Ellen DeGeneres’ Twitter feed, and it perfectly describes the joyful comedienne/talk show host’s social media philosophy. DeGeneres is a consistent, if not prolific, Tweeter who loves to post pictures and links to recent interviews, best wishes to her favorite celebs, and lighthearted quips like, “Where do I vote for Michelle Obama‘s arms?” Just like her daily talk show, Ellen’s social media presence is refreshingly positive and not afraid to be a little bit (or a lot) silly.
Actresses: Melissa McCarthy—This Mike & Molly star is a mold-breaker who doesn’t look like most women on TV and is proud of it. The actress and mom worked her way up the ranks for years, appearing in lots of smaller roles before nabbing the role of Sookie St. James on Gilmore Girls. But it took a sitcom about a couple that meets at Overeaters Anonymous and a fearlessly funny turn in Bridesmaids to truly make McCarthy a star. A surprise Emmy and one Oscar nomination later, the actress is riding high and loving life.
Under 30: Honey Boo Boo (Age 7)—Even if you don’t like Honey Boo Boo, you probably spent at least part of your summer talking about her. The seven-year-old, whose real name is Alana Thompson, had one of the most buzzed about new shows to come around in a long time thanks to her proudly redneck family and their jaw-dropping antics. TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo dominated the summer TV conversations, and also boasted some impressive ratings, even beating out the Republican National Convention during its time slot. It’s hard to say just how long America’s love affair with Honey Boo Boo will last, but it’s safe to say that Alana and the rest of the Thompson family are enjoying their ride on the 15-Minutes-of-Fame train.
Personalities: Judge Judy—Judy Sheindlin passed the New York bar exam in 1965 and quickly became known for her no-nonsense attitude in family court cases. After retiring as a family court judge in 1996, she was approached about doing a small syndicated court series that would feature real cases and real rulings. Sixteen years later, Judge Judy is the most watched show in all of daytime and Sheindlin makes an astounding $45 million per year. She’s also got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a few best-selling novels.
Behind the Scenes: Shonda Rhimes (Creator, Showrunner, Writer — Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Scandal)—Most people would be content with one hit television show, but this hard working writer/producer not only helms long-running medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, but she also calls the shots on Grey’s spin-off Private Practice and D.C. drama Scandal. Rhimes’ shows have become fan favorites not just for their high-stakes drama and scintillating romances, but also for their colorblind casting. Diversity on television is an issue dear to the showrunner’s heart, and one she’s been outspoken about in the past. With over 27 million people watching her three shows every week, Shonda Rhimes is not only TV’s most prolific writer/producer, but also one of its most powerful voices.Read More
July 3, 2012
Anderson Cooper Comes Out!
…and he’s out!
Anderson Cooper that is. The CNN news anchor came out of the closet and told the world he is gay.
Celebrities and fans have overhwhelmingly flooded Twitter, Facebook, and other sites with words of support and praise.
“The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud,” said the CNN anchor.
What do you think? Tell me via Twitter @MicahJesseRead More
May 22, 2012
Micah Jesse Interview With Zach Wahls: The Heroic Author Of “My Two Moms — Lessons Of Love, Strength, And What Makes A Family”
You may recognize Zach Wahls from the viral YouTube video (18 million views!) where the then 19-year-old University of Iowa student gave a speech to Iowa House Judiciary committee, defending being raised by two lesbian moms. In his powerful speech he proudly stated that “the sexual orientation of my parents has had zero effect on the content of my character.”
Watch the powerful clip below and check out MJ’s interview with Zach Wahls — after the jump!Read More
April 22, 2012
VIDEO: Cher Presents Stephen F. Kolzak Award to Chaz Bono at the GLAAD Media Awards!
Legendary performer Cher was joined by a room full of big name celebs including Betty White, Ellen DeGeneres, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Joshua Jackson, Kim Wayans, Sara Gilbert and Jason Mraz joined the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles!
The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and the issues that affect their lives. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD’s work to amplify stories of LGBT people and issues that build support for equality.
Cher surprised her son, Chaz Bono, by joining Bono’s stepmother, Rep. Mary Bono Mack, in presenting him with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award. The special honor is presented to an openly LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality.
In her remarks, Cher praised her son, “I’m here because Chaz has the most courage of almost anyone I know.”Read More
April 9, 2012
Ellen DeGeneres Spoofs Scene In ‘Titantic 3D!’
Funnygal Ellen DeGeneres is known for spoofing various television shows and movies on her talk show, “The Ellen Show.” Apparently Ellen appeared in a scene in James Cameron‘s “Titanic” that was cut out. Lucky for us, her scene was added back in for the special re-release of the 3D film. She shows us footage of her exclusive scene, below:Read More
April 9, 2012
‘Bully’ Receives “PG-13″ Rating After Petition!
It just goes to show you that one person really can make a change!
High school junior Katy Butler started a Change.org campaign when the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) gave Lee Hirsch‘s documentary “Bully” an R-rating. The whole purpose of the documentary is to show people just how much bullying affects people. With an R-rating, the film wouldn’t reach it’s target demographic: kids!
“I wish ‘Bully’ was around when I was in middle school, and experienced some of the worst bullying I could imagine,” said Butler. “But it makes me incredibly happy that kids in middle school and high school today will be able to see a film like ‘Bully’ and share that experience with their friends.”
With Katy’s help and support from some notable celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres, Meryl Streep, and Demi Lovato, more than 500,000 people signed the petition to give the documentary a “PG-13″ rating. Their voices were heard and the film, after a few minor edits, has received that rating.
As a big supporter of anti-bullying, I’ve set up a Crowdrise fundraising page to raising $5,000 for The Bully Project. Find out how you can help here!Read More
February 2, 2012
Can Ellen Do More Push-Ups Than First Lady Michelle Obama?
Believe it or not — no!
LOL! Watch the clip!Read More
December 8, 2011
VIDEO: Micah Jesse Meets Isaiah Mustafa — The Old Spice Guy!!
His original commercial for Old Spice, as of today, has a remarkable 38 million views, and now Isaiah Mustafa is a full blown superstar!
MJ got a chance to catch up with the actor-personality, courtesy of Old Spice, to talk about the painting he gave Matt Lauer this morning on “The Today Show” (…did he paint it himself?) and what shocking gift he’s giving Ellen DeGeneres for Christmas! He also dishes on his upcoming projects, including a role in an upcoming movie starring Sofia Vergara!
MICAH TV: Check out MJ’s hilarious chat with Isaiah Mustafa:Read More
November 30, 2011
VIDEO: Usher & David Guetta Perform “Without You” On Ellen! — Watch It Now!
We can’t stop listening to “Without You” by David Guetta and Usher! It’s so addictive!
Watch the tremendous twosome perform their smash hit, from David’s album “Nothing But The Beat,” on Ellen!
Be sure to pick up your copy of “Nothing but the Beat,” in stores and online now!Read More
October 19, 2011
Stars “Cool Off” At President Clinton’s Weekend Long 65th Birthday Celebration!
It may feel like the end of Summer in most places in the country, but in sunny Los Angeles, things are still H-O-T! And this past weekend was no exception — especially having the former President of the US-of-A, Bill Clinton, in town!
Bill had a heck of a lot to celebrate: not only was it the 10th Anniversary of The Clinton Foundation, but, it was also his 65th birthday party!! (Cue, “Happy Birthday, Mister President…”)
The festivities went all weekend long but the “peak-of-the-week…end” was the Clinton Foundation “Decade of Difference” concert at the Hollywood Bowl. With outrageous performances by Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, U2′s Bono, Usher, K’Naan, and Kenny Chesney, and appearances by Ashton Kutcher, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia DiRossi, Barbra Streisand, Jane Fonda, Jason Segel, Jennifer Love-Hewitt, and so many more, this was a fitting celebration for one of the most celebrated Presidents of our generation!
Millions of people, who were not in attendance, were able to watch the concert, live, streaming exclusively on Yahoo! (Ah, the future!)
Throughout the weekend, MJ was “on the scene” getting all the scoop, from scorching “hot” moments like Lady Gaga changing her hit song “Bad Romance” to “Bill Romance” — to super “cool” moments like Jane Fonda and Bonnie Rait posing for a pic together while indulging in premium Magnum Ice Cream bars, well into the night at the official after party.Read More