Julianne Hough

Devone Byrd, PacificCoastNews

Julianne Hough has apologized via Twitter in the wake of her controversial costume choice for going blackface as a character from Orange Is the New Black at a Halloween party on Friday, Oct. 25.

The Safe Haven star dressed up as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren from the Netflix series. In addition to the dark makeup, the former Dancing With the Stars pro wore prison orange with a longsleeve gray T-shirt over her hands. She darkened her eyebrows and blond hair, which was styled in knotted nubs just like the fictional prisoner. She completed the look with an ID tag on her chest featuring the TV character, portrayed by Uzo Aduba.

But, that wasn't the only story that had people talking. 

Take a look at our five biggest stories of the week!

Julianne Hough Goes Blackface as Orange Is the New Black Character: Hough addressed her Crazy Eyes costume on Saturday, Oct. 26, writing "I am a huge fan of the show Orange is the New black, actress Uzo Aduba, and the character she has created. It certainly was never my intention to be disrespectful or demeaning to anyone in any way. I realize my costume hurt and offended people and I truly apologize."

Hough's brother, Derek Hough, told E! News exclusively on Monday, Oct. 28, that his sister is "mortified" at the backlash she has received.

"Obviously, it wasn't her brightest moment in her life, but hopefully we can move on," he said.

Wendy Williams weighed in during her show on Monday, Oct. 28, saying Hough "showed her ignorant side when she showed up to a Halloween party wearing blackface. Like, who does that?"

Blake McIver Ewing

Former Full House Child Star Blake McIver Now a Go-Go Dancer: Blake McIver, the former child star known as Michelle's playmate and frenemy Derek on Full House, as well as Waldo in 1994's The Little Rascals, has transformed from the young preppy kid with perfectly coiffed hair to a ripped, sometimes half-naked go-go dancer!

McIver (who had been known as Blake McIver Ewing but dropped the last part of his name) is also a singer/songwriter, and was trying to make a living as vocal coach, but when business slowed down he decided to start dancing and "in the process, I found it so liberating and empowering."


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Giraffe Riddle Goes Viral on Facebook: If you see a bunch of your Facebook friends with giraffe profile pictures, it isn't because they love the cute mammal.  The reason why: they're all bad at riddles. A new trend on the social media site asks users to answer a simple question, and if they answer incorrectly, they must change their profile picture to a giraffe for three days. Do you know the answer?

It's 3 a.m., the doorbell rings and you wake up. Unexpected visitors! It's your parents and they are here for breakfast. You have strawberry jam, honey, wine, bread and cheese. What is the first thing you open?

Miley Cyrus, Halloween

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Everyone Who Dressed Up as Miley Cyrus for Halloween: No surprise here: Miley Cyrus was undoubtedly the most popular costume choice this Halloween. Paris Hilton, Crystal Harris, Kelly Ripa and Joan Rivers (to name a few) dressed up as the Queen of Twerk. Yes, Jenny McCarthy was the songstress' infamous tongue. Who do you think was the best Miley?

Nicki Minaj


Nicki Minaj Wears Nipple Pasties for Halloween: Looks like Nicki Minaj may have topped her leopard pasties look. The rapper shared a series of sexy selfies on Instagram on Halloween as a police officer, where she showed off her curves in fishnet tights and a leather thong, and oh, exposing her breasts with cross-shaped pasties.

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