You’re probably thinking what the *&#^*&$* does a soda-flavored cupcake taste like!? Well let me tell you — Diet Pepsi hit the nail on the head with their limited-edition Baked By Melissa collabo, that debuted at New York Fashion Week just a few months ago.
You’ll fight for the last one, too.
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.
Celebrities Shop For A Cause At Super Saturday 15 — Raising $3.6 Million For Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
Super Saturday is one of my favorite events of the year!
Why, you ask? Because celebrities and socials come together on a big field in the Hamptons to shop for a good cause. It is a fun-filled, family-oriented daylong fundraiser, complete with a one-of-a-kind designer garage sale, kids’ carnival and activities, a luxury raffle and gourmet treats.
Once dubbed “the Rolls Royce of garage sales,” the most anticipated element of Super Saturday is the fashion garage sale, which includes merchandise from over 200 prominent designers including: Donna Karan, Theory, alice + olivia, J Brand, Diane von Furstenberg, HelmutLang, Intermix, Scoop NYC, Splendid, Smythson and Ralph Lauren. For the fifth consecutive year, the “Designers A to Zoe” booth by Rachel Zoe will feature luxury designers such as Stella McCartney, Proenza Schouler, Peter Som, Chloe, J Mendel, Oscar de la Renta, Zac Posen, Marc Jacobs and Marchesa.
Kelly Ripa, Paula Patton, Donna Karan and Ariel Foxman hosted the afternoon with other notable guests including: Matthew Settle, Mark Feuerstein, Lara Spencer, Star Jones, Tiffani Thiessen, Sam Champion, Beth Ostrosky Stern, Josh Elliott, Judith Giuliani,Hilary Rhoda, Alina Cho, Nick Loeb, June Ambrose, George Kotsiopoulos, Jeannie Mai, Isaac Mizrahi, Jonathan Cheban, Kyle Richards, Ingrid Vandebosch, Veronica Webb, Hilary Rhoda, Diem Brown, Chaske Spencer and Jessica Hart among others.
Kyle Richards from Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” was thrilled to get her hands on a Midnight Purple Nintendo 3DS for her daughter Portia. She mentioned that the family is headed on a summer vacation to Turkey and Israel in early August and she knew this was the perfect way to keep the family entertained.
Shoppers were treated to an outrageous food buffet and day long open bar, with refreshments from ZICO coconut water and snacks from Popchips.
Despite rainy weather, the 15th annual Super Saturday raised $3.6 million for Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Amazefest USA! Check out more HOT SHOTS from Super Saturday 15…after the jump!
Our little Jessica Sanchez isn’t so little anymore!
The 16-year-old “American Idol” runner up appeared on “Live! With Kelly” this morning for an interview and performance of Whitney Houston‘s “I Will Always Love You.”
Watch her interview + performance now!
Who knew Kelly Ripa was so fashionable? And daring!?
The vivacious blonde host of “Live With Kelly” came down from the ceiling dressed as “Catwoman” and changed outfits a perhaps record-breaking 13 times during her hosting duties at the 2012 TV Land Awards on Saturday (April 14) in NYC at the Lexington Avenue Armory.
The annual awards show was attended by many “TV Land” favorites including Jim Carrey, David Alan Grier, Fran Drescher, Pee Wee Herman, Valerie Bertinelli, Carrie Ann Inaba, the Wayans Brothers and many more!
Check out more HOT SHOTS from the 2012 TV Land Awards…after the jump!
Talk show hosts Kelly Ripa (“Live with Kelly!”) and Anderson Cooper (“Anderson”) were all smiles at the New York screening of “BULLY,” which the dynamic duo co-hosted, at The Crosby Street Hotel. Also in the house (er, hotel): Kelly’s hot hubs Mark Consuelos, ”Gossip Girl” star Michelle Trachtenberg, designer Rachel Roy and TV personalities Rocsi Diaz, Carson Kressley.
“BULLY” is a Weinstein Company documentary that follows a group of harassed high school students who face bullying on a daily basis. It covers events during the 2009-2010 school year and follows students from Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, Iowa and Oklahoma, including the stories of Tyler Long and Ty Smalley, who committed suicide as a result of bullying.
Watch the trailer below and check out more “HOT SHOTS” from the New York Premiere…after the jump!
“BULLY” hits select theaters this Friday!
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