Notre Dame star football player Manti Te'o continues to claim he was the victim of a hoax, which came to light last week when it was uncovered that his supposed girlfriend who recently died of leukemia never actually existed. Even so, Manti told Katie Couric that he did initially perpetuate the lie to the press when he first found out that his dead girlfriend wasn't real. Katie got tough with Manti, asking him why he stuck to the script about the elaborate story that captured the media's attention. Manti said, "Katie, put yourself in my situation." He went on to say that up until December, he really was duped and in love with his "online girlfriend," who turned out to be nonexistent. Watch a preview of the interview now.
A Harlequin cover girl faceoff starring Tierra vs. everyone, Robyn's honest race talk, and Kacie B.'s friend status dilemma — the second episode of The Bachelor brought us ladies in bustles, chaps, and vampire teeth trying to sink their teeth into Sean. We are recapping the highlights in this PopSugar Rush!
Sean Lowe first showed his funny side — and won us over in the process — when he pranked Emily Maynard on The Bachelorette, pretending, to her horror, that he still lived with his parents. The prank, well, didn't quite work, as Emily sent Sean packing. Now as the Bachelor, Sean is at it again, and this time contestant Desiree was put to the test last night when Sean and the Bachelor producers played a little prank on her while at an art exhibition. Desiree was left alone with hidden cameras and a glass artwork allegedly worth $1.5 million. Watch how she reacted when the fake art fell to the floor and she was blamed in this Bachelor clip that feels more like an episode of Punk'd.
If you've watched Lena Dunham's hit HBO show, Girls, you know that she doesn't hold back from the onscreen nudity and sex scenes. And while she's not embarrassed about the scandalous scenes, we have to wonder what her dad thinks about his daughter in such, um, revealing situations. Last night on the Late Show With David Letterman, we found out: "He's surprisingly jaunty about the whole thing." Lena explained that her father, Carroll Dunham, likes to defy expectations with his response to his daughter's propensity to get naked on the show, often responding with, "I love it; I'm so proud." Watch the funny and frank clip now to find out what her costar Allison Williams's dad, news anchor Brian Williams, thinks of her involvement with the racy show!
Thank Gos, he's back. Last night, the man, the legend, Ryan Gosling won us over yet again with a quirky tale of Girl Scout cookies on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Ryan shared how a childhood experience inspired him to buy hundreds of Girl Scout cookie boxes outside a grocery store a few years back. After realizing just how many cookies he had purchased, he decided to toss them out his car window to unsuspecting strangers. Unfortunately, the act of good will came across more "creepy cookie guy" than Santa Claus, as Ryan explained. And he joked that bystanders were probably wondering what happened to the Girl Scouts and why this guy had all their cookies. Watch the clip now to see Ryan Gosling tell the story as only Ryan Gosling can.
On the season premiere of The Bachelor, we were introduced to the 25 hopeful women vying for Sean's heart — plus a familiar face who wanted the chance to get to know him better. It was Kacie B. from Ben Flajnik's season, who Sean says he met at a charity event where the two hit it off as "friends." (Hmmm . . .) We were happy to see the fan favorite come back for a second chance at love, and we were especially grateful to have her on-point one-liners back, too.
When a Fifty Shades of Grey superfan had a little too much to drink and started dancing in doorways, Kacie B. had a bit of veteran advice: "She just needs a lot of water. Water, people." Check out the full clip now to see how Kacie B. and the rest of the girls reacted to Ashley P., plus her awkward interaction with Sean, who called her "Fifty Shades of Drunk."
It was a family affair on the set of director Judd Apatow's new movie, This Is 40, as his two daughters and wife, Leslie Mann, star in the film, out today. But actor Paul Rudd took Judd's place as the husband and dad in the movie, which put Judd in a potentially awkward situation: directing his wife to kiss another man. Chelsea Handler got Judd to discuss the subject with humor last night on Chelsea Lately, along with how it didn't take much to get his daughters to actually have an argument on camera. Watch now.
With all the iPads and Kindles out there, a traditional book still makes for a thoughtful gift. We have titles the foodie, fashion, or royal fans on your holiday list will enjoy diving into. Watch our video gift guide now for three hot books you should put under the tree. You might just want to buy an extra copy for yourself, too!
President Obama offered the prayers of the nation last night in Newtown, CT, where the community mourned the deaths of children and teachers from Sandy Hook Elementary. In addition to sharing the grief he felt as a father himself, President Obama did not shy away from saying he would do what he can as president to stop future mass shootings, declaring: "If there is even one step we can take to save another child, or another parent, or another town, from the grief that has visited Tucson, and Aurora, and Oak Creek, and Newtown, and communities from Columbine to Blacksburg before — then surely we have an obligation to try." The president said he "will use whatever power this office holds" to prevent future tragedies, and he might have some help from other lawmakers. Democrats in Congress are already asking for laws to ban assault weapons, and there have been calls for a national commission to look into mass shootings. Watch the clip from the president's speech at the memorial and weigh in: do you think this horrific massacre will spark a debate in the US?
For a show that ends in a proposal, the Bachelor franchise isn't so successful at getting couples to actually walk down the aisle. But for Bachelorette Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum, yes meant yes, and the two actually got married a couple of weeks ago. Can you believe it?! As part of their honeymoon, apparently, Ashley and J.P. stopped by The View today to talk about why they worked, while other couples haven't. Check it out, before the made-for-TV wedding airs on Sunday.