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Teresa Giudice Begins Prison Sentence

Teresa Giudice reported to prison early Monday morning to begin serving her 15-month sentence for tax fraud.

The reality star was driven to the Danbury, Connecticut prison that was the inspiration for Orange is the New Black by her attorney James J. Leonard Jr. She left her New Jersey home around midnight and checked in shortly before 2am even though she did not have to be there until 3am.

Leonard told ABC News, “I think she was anxious to get in, get this thing started, get it behind her, and get back to her family. Her four girls are her primary focus.” He said Giudice had been preparing for prison by corresponding with recently released prisoners.

The reality star’s husband Joe will begin serving his 41-month sentence once she is released. The judge allowed them to serve their sentences one at a time so one parent was home to take care of the couple’s four daughters.

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ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott Dies at Age 49

ESPN announced yesterday that longtime anchor Stuart Scott died after battling cancer at the age of 49. Stuart helped launch ESPN2 in 1993 and eventually became an anchor on SportsCenter where he became known for popularizing the word “booyah” and using catchphrases like “as cool as the other side of the pillow.”

Scott was first diagnosed with cancer after undergoing an appendectomy in 2007. He announced in 2011 that his cancer had returned and he was undergoing chemotherapy. After going into remission the cancer once again returned in 2013. Throughout his battle with cancer the anchor never publicly revealed what type he had.

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George Clooney Fires at Hollywood and Press Over the Treatment of Hack Threats on Sony

The week's news has been flooded with updates on the Sony's data leek and terror threats from a rumored North Korean hacking group called Guardians of Peace. In a recent interview with Deadline, George Clooney, had some very strong opinions directed at the treatment of this issue by the media as well as his peers in Hollywood.

Firstly, Clooney expressed his distaste at Sony's decision to withdraw the movie out from any kind of a release - including home-video formats. His stance of having the movie shown in some format, even online, to the masses was elucidated in the interview. “Do whatever you can to get this movie out. Not because everybody has to see the movie, but because I’m not going to be told we can’t see the movie. That’s the most important part. We cannot be told we can’t see something by Kim Jong-un, of all f**king people ... we have allowed North Korea to dictate content, and that is just insane.”

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Stephen Colbert Is Joined By Celebrity Friends for Final Episode

After 1, 447 episodes and 9 glorious years on Comedy Central, Stephen Colbert bid adieu to the Colbert Nation with a perfectly epic sendoff.

Taking a cue from Chelsea Handler’s memorable swan song earlier this year, Colbert enlisted the help of some famous friend to join him in song. Jon Stewart, Big Bird, James Franco, Elijah Wood, and Randy Newman were a few among many who took to the stage to sing “We’ll Meet Again,” with the host.

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Kate Upton Named People Magazine's Sexiest Woman

Words to live by, from @KateUpton #PEOPLEMagazineAwards pic.twitter.com/Du8DqbFelr

— People magazine (@peoplemag) December 19, 2014


Last night at the People Magazine Awards Show in Beverly Hills, a new sexy lady took the crown of sexiest in all the land.

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The Most Googled People and Things of 2014

As another year comes to an end, Google has prepared a multitude of lists chronicling the most searched people and things in 2014. When it comes the most searched celebs of the year, the list is filled with surprises - and more than a few saddening searches.

In at number one in terms of sheer number of searches is Robin Williams, who sadly passed away late last summer. Loss was a big trending topic this year according to the Google data, with searches concerning the tragic deaths of celebrities like Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Peaches Geldof as well.

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Planned North Korea-Set Steve Carell Movie Dropped

In the wake of terrorist threats concerning the James Franco and Seth Rogan film The Interview, Steve Carell's North Korea-set thriller will not be moving forward.

The Interview, a film depicting an assassination attempt on North Korea's Kim Jong-un, has been completely discarded from Sony after many theaters refused to show the film. The hackers that have been targeting Sony the past few weeks have promised in a message to invoke a 9/11-style attack on theaters where the film would be shown. The films Christmas Day release will not be happening and it's unclear if the world will ever see the film.

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Backstreet Boys Premiere Trailer for Documentary

One of the biggest boy bands of the '90s is back with a new documentary. The Backstreet Boys have returned with Backstreet Boys: Show Em What You're Made Of, a film documenting their rise to fame and what they've been up to since their time as the biggest band in the world.

The trailer for the documentary has been officially released, promising to chronicle the height of "the best-selling boy band in history" as well as answer the question, "What do you do when you're a full-grown man in a boy band?"

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Sony Cancels December 25th Release of The Interview

In light of the threats from the hacker group by the name of “Guardians of Peace,” Sony has decided to pull The Interview, set to be released Christmas day, from all theaters. The controversial comedy, written by Dan Sterling, stars Seth Rogen and James Franco as two journalists that land an interview with North Korean leader Kim Jong- Un, and are instructed to assassinate him.

Sony’s decision to do so follows the choice of the country’s major movie chains to not show the film. As of earlier today, AMC Entertainment, Regal Entertainment, Cineplex Entertainment, Cinemark, and Carmike Cinemas all resolved not to show The Interview in effort to protect moviegoers from any danger. The hackers had threatened, “The world will be full of fear. Remember the 11th of September 2001. We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places [that screen the film] at that time. (If your house is nearby, you’d better leave). “

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Britney Spears Reveals How She Stays Fit

Britney Spears shares how she stays fit in the January/February 2015 issue of Women’s Health magazine. The mom of two graces the cover in a two piece peach bikini showing off her toned abs.

The singer reveals in the magazine that she is able to stay in shape and motivated without the help of a personal trainer. “Daily exercise is important for me both mentally and physically. I don’t mind working out. Trainers keep you motivated, but I don’t have a problem being motivated,” Spears told the magazine.

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Muffin Top: A Love Story, and a Must See

You may have caught our interview with the women behind Muffin Top: A Love Story here on Joonbug.com about a year ago. Director, writer, producer, and star Catheryn Michon and her Tony Award winning costar Marissa Jaret Winokur sat down with us to tell us about their feature film, their labor of love. Back then, Muffin Top, the quirky female-driven comedy about body acceptance at any size, was still raising money on Kick Starter. Their film was the first in decades to feature more women both on and off screen in production. Today, you can buy the film on iTunes, Amazon, or Vimeo, as it tours the country with full-feature premieres.