Catholic Star Vanessa Williams Is Frank About Her Abortion

Actress, singer, and former Miss America Vanessa Williams has a new memoir out, and damn. Williams is sharing tons of personal information from over the last few decades - the kind of stuff that the Kardashians could have turned into a dozen magazine covers and sobby Barbara Walters interviews by now.One of the revelations is that Williams had a secret abortion (so secret that her parents didn't even know) after an unplanned teenage pregnancy. On Nightline, reporter Juju Chang asked Williams … [Read more...]

Melissa Joan Hart Is Hoping God Gives Her a Daughter

Actress Melissa Joan Hart (she'll always be Clarissa Darling to me) has announced that she and husband Mark Wilkerson are expecting their third child. They already have two sons, and Melissa admits that she would kind of like to have a girl."I adore my boys to pieces! And if that’s all God grants me, I’m fine. But I know myself well enough to know that I’m going to want another baby," she said in an interview two years ago. Well, I guess we'll see what God has in mind for her. Hopefully it' … [Read more...]

From ‘Game of Thrones’ to Ancient Hebrew Scholarship

Jack Gleeson wears two hats: by night, he plays Prince Joffrey on HBO's hit show Game of Thrones, and by day he's an undergraduate at Dublin's Trinity College. Gleeson is majoring in theology and philosophy. Yesterday, Trinity announced that Gleeson was among the roughly 100 students chosen as "scholars." Among his future plans? Not acting. Gleeson has said that he might do some amateur local theater, but his heart is in scholarship. "I'd like to be an academic, a philosophy lecturer if … [Read more...]

Judy Blume Talks About Her Jewish Identity

In this brief clip from MAKERS, author Judy Blume talks about her Jewish upbringing and how she connected with God. Related: all her books are the freaking best. … [Read more...]

Gary Busey Has Been to Heaven and Thinks You’re Doing It Wrong

Gary Busey is one of my absolute favorite reality TV personalities, because he is a winning combination of crazy and nice. Even though he's kind of nutty and would probably drive me crazy in real life, he's engaging on TV and is eminently quotable. (Ex: He is obsessed with acronyms and says that Bible stands for Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.) In an interview, actor Curtis Armstrong (he played Booger in the Revenger of the Nerds movies) told an amazing story about working with Gary … [Read more...]

Giuliana Rancic Says Breast Cancer Was Part of God’s Plan for Her

Although I never liked Giuliana Rancic's style of red carpet interviews, I've become more and more impressed with the brave and classy way she has handled her breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. In an interview with Glamour, Giuliana and her husband Bill Rancic talk about how they supported each other and strengthened their marriage during Giuliana's illness. One of the topics that comes up is how Giuliana believes that it's her duty as a public figure to talk about her cancer and raise … [Read more...]

FGP Celebrity Quote of the Week: Aubrey Plaza Dresses Like a Catholic Schoolgirl

Aubrey Plaza is adorable and hilarious on Parks and Recreation, but she's also both of those things in this month's issue of Glamour. When asked about her personal style, she said, "I went to Catholic school, so a plaid skirt, a button-down, and leather shoes were all I know. That's still how I dress." Well, that might be true in her personal life, but she clearly has a stylist for red carpet events because in photos like this one she's anything but plaid and conservative.In other news, … [Read more...]