"Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller just emerged from bankruptcy, TMZ reports.
Miller -- a dance instructor who owns a studio in Penn Hills -- filed for bankruptcy Dec. 3, 2010, according to legal documents obtained by TMZ. She claimed assets of about $325,000 but owed more than $400,000. The bulk of her debt -- a $245,000 mortgage that went into default and the $106,000 debt on her dance studio.
According to documents, Miller got into financial trouble after she fell behind in real estate taxes. Her property was teetering on foreclosure. She also claimed customer interest in her studio had waned.
But her fortunes began to improve shortly after she filed as she started earning money from "Dance Moms," which debuted in July 2011 on Lifetime.
Miller spent three years digging herself out of the hole and her case was officially discharged on New Year's Eve. Her lawyer told TMZ all creditors were paid in full.
All hail Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the queens of ratings for the Golden Globes. The 2014 Golden Globes hit a 10-year high for the awards show, bringing in 20.9 million viewers and a 6.5 rating in adults 18-49, E! News reports.
The Sunday telecast of the Golden Globes was the highest rated in the 18-49 demographic in seven years -- in 2007 it had a 6.5 rating. The 2004 ceremony brought in 26.8 million viewers.
Last year, the Golden Globes averaged a 6.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic and nabbed 19.7 million viewers overall. The 2014 ceremony was up 2 percent in the 18-49 demo and 6 percent in total viewers, according to Nielsen.
This is Fey and Poehler's second time hosting the awards show. Poehler took home her first Golden Globe during the ceremony, too, for playing Leslie Knope on NBC's "Parks and Recreation."
The stars served as hosts in 2013 and will return to helm the ceremony again in 2015. Ricky Gervais previously served as host from 2010-12. The 2014 telecast was up 30 percent in the 18-49 demographic vs. two years ago -- 6.5 vs. 5.0 on Jan. 15, 2012 -- and up 24 percent in total viewers -- 20.873 million vs. 16.851 million.
On Twitter, the Golden Globes generated more than 2.1 million tweets. Host and winner Poehler was one of the most tweeted about names.
After her win for best supporting actress in "American Hustle" at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, Jennifer Lawrence had a big reason to celebrate, People reports.
And she planned to do so with a large glass of wine. Or by spending time with her loved ones.
"I need to catch up on my drinking. I think that's why I was manic -- I normally have a glass of wine," Lawrence, 23, said, before backpedaling. "That's not a good answer. Tonight I'm going to celebrate with my friends and family."
Joking aside, Lawrence, who stunned in a strapless white Dior Haute Couture gown, is hopeful her continued success in the spotlight will serve as an inspiration for her younger female fans.
"Be strong, don't be a follower. Do the right thing. If you have the choice to do the right thing or the wrong thing, the right way is always the best," she says in a message to girls.
Feeling "really overwhelmed" by her big win, the actress shared her own secret to staying grounded in the industry, despite her growing list of achievements.
"I have a good group of friends that I've had for a really long time. We all like doing the same thing, which is not what the tabloids like writing about," Lawrence said.
She adds, "I've got an amazing family, and I'm just always busy working. I don't have time to get into trouble!"
"All right, all right, all right!" Matthew McConaughey said as accepted his award with the tag line from his "Dazed and Confused" character, David Wooderson, but the actor later revealed that his son wasn't so sure he'd take home the Golden Globe for his portrayal of Ron Woodroof in "Dallas Buyers Club."
"We were explaining to the kids what was going on tonight," McConaughey told People. " 'Dad's up against five other actors, and they are saying he is nominated to be one of the best performances of the year tonight.' And my son says, 'I really hope you win, Papa, but you're going to lose.' "
Admitting that his son may have been his "good luck charm," the actor, 44, also said that choosing roles that puzzle him is the key to his success.
"I have been choosing roles that shook my floor, that challenged me in a way where I said, 'I am not sure what I am going to do with this, but I can't wait.' I have been choosing directors and stories that I haven't seen before and characters, men with real identities."
McConaughey adds that his life away from the cameras fulfills him and helps to support his work.
"My life outside of my career is extremely interesting to me and extremely enriching to me. So I am letting that also feed my work and letting my work feed my life, and if I can keep that reciprocity going, that's where I'd like to be and remain."
Fox's post-Super Bowl party will include Prince making a guest appearance on the comedy "New Girl," The Associated Press reports.
In an episode of the show that will air directly after the big game Feb. 2, Zooey Deschanel's character is invited to a mansion party hosted by Prince -- a party her friends are determined to crash.
Fox will also air an episode of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" that night after "New Girl," with the show fresh off its Golden Globe award for best comedy.
The Super Bowl is traditionally the most-watched TV event of the year, so the time slots after it are considered prime real estate.