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  • See Brad Pitt in All His Awesome '80s Glory

    Brad Pitt (Kathy Amerman/Coleman-Rayner)Brad Pitt (Kathy Amerman/Coleman-Rayner)
    The '80s weren't easy on anyone, including Brad Pitt.

    While he may be a Hollywood heartthrob now — and half of one of the most talked about celebrity couples of all time — a few decades back, he was a tank top loving, denim-on-denim wearing, feathered-hair sporting aspiring movie star. These photos, snapped in 1987 during his brief tenure on Dallas, reflect all of those toooh-tally bitchin’ things.

    Pitt, 50, moved from Missouri to L.A. the year before after dropping out of college just two weeks shy of his graduation. He had only $325 to his name, stars in his eyes, and started landing roles almost immediately — bit parts in films, a couple episodes on the soap Another World, and then — yeehaw! — a four-episode arc on primetime fave Dallas.

    These shots are from a photo shoot he did with his Dallas co-star, Shalane McCall. He was 23 to her 15 and there were rumors that they, gasp, dated in real-life too. Whether they did or not remains an '80s secret, but they did have a love scene.

    (Kathy Amerman/Coleman-Rayner)(Kathy Amerman/Coleman-Rayner)

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  • First Look: See Angelina Jolie's Unique Wedding Dress

      

    You no longer have to wonder what Angelina Jolie wore when she married Brad Pitt.

    A week after the couple exchanged vows at their French chateau on Aug. 23, we get our first glimpse of their wedding photos, which will appear in Wednesday's issue of People magazine as Hello magazine internationally. Jolie, 39, appears in full bridal regalia and there are also pictures of the bride and groom kissing and a family photo of the happy couple and their six kids.

    Let's talk about that dress, which is unlike any celebrity wedding gown we've seen. The satiny scoop neck ivory-colored gown was rather classic looking with a fitted bodice and sweeping skirt. However, Atelier Versace's master tailor Luigi Massi then sewed dozens of her children's colorful drawings into the back of the dress. There are flowers, animals, and people covering the gown as well as Jolie's veil.

    [Related: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's Most Romantic Moments]

    "Luigi is like family to me and I couldn't imagine anyone else

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  • Michael Strahan Targeted by Knife-Wielding Man Outside 'GMA' Studios

    Michael Strahan (Getty Images)Michael Strahan (Getty Images)
    Michael Strahan left the tackling to ABC's security team Tuesday when an apparent crazed fan, who was brandishing a knife, tried to muscle his way into the Good Morning America studio in Manhattan's Times Square.

    A 25-year-old man named Andre Johnson attempted to enter the studio — apparently in hopes of finding the gap-toothed GMA personality — at about 8 a.m. and was quickly confronted by an off-duty police officer doing security for the show, The Insider With Yahoo confirmed with an NYPD spokesperson. The man then pulled out a knife and tried to stab the officer, but was quickly subdued and taken into custody.

    While in police custody, Johnson said that he was trying to get into the studio to "kill Michael Strahan." The man has been charged with felony attempted assault, menacing, and criminal possession of a weapon.

    As for Strahan, the 42-year-old former NFL star, who also appears on Live With Kelly and Michael, was  never in peril.

    "There was an incident in Times Square, an

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  • Hail to the Queen: Beyoncé Crowned Forbes' Most Powerful Celebrity

    It's official: Beyoncé has the power. (Getty Images)It's official: Beyoncé has the power. (Getty Images)
    Beyoncé has cemented her status as the Queen Bey.

    The 32-year-old singer, who recently kicked off her On the Run summer tour with husband Jay Z, has been named Forbes's Most Powerful Celebrity.

    That power stems largely from dollars and cents. Thanks to her own lucrative tour (each of the 95 shows earned an estimated $2.4 million), that surprise eponymous album that she released with no promotion, and some endorsements (Blue Ivy's mom is still a Pepsi girl and collaborated with H&M), she pulled in a whopping $115 million over the last year. Beyoncé, who was up from the No. 4 spot last year, also has what the magazine calls a high "impact score," meaning that the Instagram lover is an influencer in the entertainment industry and on culture.

    [Related: Beyoncé Goes ‘On the Run’ With New, Wild Tour Outfits]

    Power runs in the family for the "Drunk in Love" songstress. Her hubby, Hova, scored the No. 6 spot on the list with his earnings of an estimated $60 million.

    So who else rubs elbows

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  • Pippa Middleton never expected her bum to steal the spotlight at the royal wedding.

    In her first TV interview ever, Kate Middleton's younger sister, party planner Pippa, talked about taking part in the wedding of the century in 2011 — and the infamous cowl-neck, silk-crepe Alexander McQueen dress she wore on the big day that helped propel her to global superstardom.

    "It was completely unexpected," the 30-year-old told the Today show's Matt Lauer on Monday. "I think the plan was for it not to really be a significant dress — really just [something] to blend in with [Kate's] train," which she carried. "The dress was almost meant to be insignificant."

    She went on to describe the attention as "flattering" but "embarrassing." After all, Pippa said that leading up to Kate and William's nuptials, she viewed the ceremony as merely "a family wedding," adding, "I didn't realize, perhaps, the scale of it until afterwards."

    So where is the famed frock now? Locked away with Kate's Grace

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  • Robert Downey Jr. with his son Indio in 2009. (Splash News)Robert Downey Jr. with his son Indio in 2009. (Splash News)

    Robert Downey Jr.'s son Indio has been arrested.

    The 20-year-old, who appeared in his father's 2005 film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, was taken into custody Sunday afternoon by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on felony narcotics possession charges, The Insider With Yahoo confirms. His arrest took place in West Hollywood after the car he was a passenger in was pulled over. According to the Sheriff's Department, the narcotic in question was cocaine.

    Indio, who is a guitar player and singer, was released on $10,250 bail at 12:30 a.m. Monday morning.

    Robert issued a statement about his son's arrest on Monday, saying, "Unfortunately there's a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited it. Also, there is a lot of family support and understanding, and we're all determined to rally behind him and help him become the man he's capable of being. We're grateful to the Sheriff's department for their intervention, and believe Indio can be another recovery success story

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  • Doll Power! How Khloé Kardashian Has Impacted American Baby Names

    Believe it or not, Khloé Kardashian has impacted the names Americans give their children. (FilmMagic)Believe it or not, Khloé Kardashian has impacted the names Americans give their children. (FilmMagic)

    Who knew Khloé Kardashian was so influential on the good ole U.S.A.?

    While her big sister Kim monopolizes the spotlight — with her country-hopping wedding, that absurdly lavish first birthday party for North West, and the steady stream of bikini pics and hair makeovers — Khloé, who turns 30 on Friday, has made a name for herself in another way. The "doll"-obsessed, gym-loving, controversy causing, soon-to-be divorcee is a trendsetter in the world of names.

    Fact: Since 2006, the name Khloe has skyrocketed in popularity. As in, it was never on the Social Security Administration's list of popular names in America. However, it emerged out of nowhere that year — when Khloé started hitting red carpets with her famous sister in advance of the 2007 debut of Keeping Up With the Kardashians — and quickly shot up the list, peaking at No. 42.

    "Khloé Kardashian absolutely gets credit for the popularity of 'Khloe,'" Laura Wattenberg of Baby Name Wizard tells Yahoo. "Previously, the name Chloe was

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  • Puppy Love! Meet Kaley Cuoco's New Addition

    Introducing Ruby, Kaley Cuoco's new puppy. (Instagram)Introducing Ruby, Kaley Cuoco's new puppy. (Instagram)

    Kaley Cuoco is adding to her animal menagerie.

    The Big Bang Theory actress — who already has three pit bull mixes, several horses, and an inherited pet peacock — has adopted a new puppy. She fell for her blond furry friend, Ruby, on Monday while volunteering with Operation Blankets of Love, a non-profit that supports local shelters, in Granada Hills, California.

    "I couldn't get her off my mind," the 28-year-old ab fab star wrote on Instagram of their meeting. "So I went back and got her. Welcome to the family Miss Ruby! Thank you West Valley Animal Shelter for keeping her safe."

    [Related: Kaley Cuoco Shows Off Fit Physique in Skin-Revealing Yoga Outfit]

    She shared a potpourri of pup pix, including one of her kissing the dog and another of her snuggling it in her lap. She also posted a shot of her husband, Ryan Sweeting, smooching Ruby, and one of the dog settling in at home near one of her pits.

    "We are so in [love] with our new rescue," gushed Cuoco.

    Both Kaley and her husband, Ryan Sweeting, seem smitten with the pooch. (Instagram)Both Kaley and her husband, Ryan Sweeting, seem smitten with the pooch. (Instagram)

    Cuoco has a soft spot for

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  • Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers at a screening of 'Deliver Us From Evil.' (Getty Images/WireImage)Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers at a screening of 'Deliver Us From Evil.' (Getty Images/WireImage)
    It was popcorn for two on Tuesday when Olivia Munn brought Aaron Rodgers as her date to a screening of her latest film, Deliver Us From Evil.

    The 33-year-old actress, looking flawless in a strapless nude Vionnet dress, arrived holding hands with the NFL star at the Cinema Society event in New York City. The couple, who met in April at the Country Music Awards, then played it coy with Munn heading off solo to pose for photographs and greet her co-stars, including Eric Bana and Joel McHale. She then headed inside the SVA Theatre, where she met up with Rodgers.

    [Related: Attack of the Creepy Kid's Room in First 'Deliver Us From Evil' Clip]

    However, they weren't feeling as shy at the afterparty, which was held at The Skylark; they happily posed for photos together like a seasoned celebrity couple. Looking cozy side by side on a red leather couch (that matched her lipstick), they were all smiles as the Green Bay Packers quarterback, 30 kept a protective arm around her.

    (Getty Images)(Getty Images)

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  • Mindy Kaling's 35th Birthday Surprise Takes Her to Great Heights

    Mindy Kaling celebrated her 35th birthday at the Grand Canyon. (Instagram)Mindy Kaling celebrated her 35th birthday at the Grand Canyon. (Instagram)
    Mindy Kaling was flying high on her 35th birthday.

    The Mindy Project star celebrated the milestone on Tuesday and the writing staff of her show treated her to a special surprise: a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon with some bubbly to sip while taking in the landmark sight.

    Kaling and friends outside the helicopter. (Instagram)Kaling and friends outside the helicopter. (Instagram)On a writers' retreat in Las Vegas with her show staff, the self-proclaimed "spoiled princess" was told to be in the hotel lobby at 8 a.m. the morning of her birthday. A stretch limo pulled up and whisked off the group to a helipad, where they went up, up, and away.

    "My writing staff surprised me with a HELICOPTER RIDE to THE GRAND CANYON where we DRANK CHAMPAGNE," she tweeted. On Instagram she noted that the adventure included breakfast at the bottom of the canyon.

    Kaling shared photos of her colleagues in the chopper and then chilling out on a rock at the base of the Grand Canyon. She also popped a pose — against the gorgeous backdrop — while rocking a casual all black outfit and sneakers.

    The celebration

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