Michael Moloney: Helping End Bullying with the Kardashians, Demi Lovato and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

On Dec. 2, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will air our anti-bullying episode that shares the tragic story of 11-year-old Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover and his family. Carl took his own life this year because of the constant bullying at school, stemming from something so simple as sexual orientation. The taunting became too much to live with, and on April 6, 2009 he ended his life at home. The Walker home became a living memory of this horrific event, as the third floor is where their sweet boy took his own life. The EM:HE team of designers were able to take part and rebuild the Walker home, creating a new safe haven that met their needs and honored Carl in a positive way.

It was a particularly special show to be a part of for me. It's a message I can help tell. As an active member of the LGBT community, it's truly heart-wrenching to hear about Carl. This episode was one of the hardest and most emotional shows I have done in my nine-year run on the series. There is a scene where I hold up his clothes, which are so tiny -- it's so unfortunate to think about how much more this 11-year-old-boy had to give in life.

Our goal at EM:HE is to make a difference, and it's a blessing for me to help shed light on causes I believe in. We surprised the Walker family and took them on a dream vacation to Hollywood, where they were greeted by the Kardashians. The ladies hosted an anti-bullying rally in support of the family with other celebrities, including Demi Lovato. The family was so grateful, and I was so thankful to give my heartfelt support. When the family returned to Massachusetts, they had a wonderful new home with which to honor Carl and create new memories.

Watch Carl's sister Dominique receive a special Kardashian surprise:

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition airs Fridays at 8/7c on ABC.

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Audition Tapes From Your Fave Disney Stars


Watch the below vids see the footage that made your fave teen stars famous! (Note: We threw in the slightly-older Ian Somerhalder on the last slide for fun. You're welcome.)

We can't get over how tiny Selena and Miley are -- and how awesome Demi's audition was for Sonny! Which of them impressed you most? Any other celeb auditions tapes you're dying to see? Sound off below or tweet us @huffposthigh!

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Adele, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars Nominated for Top Grammy Awards

Kanye West Adele Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars lead the nominations for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards which will be held on February 12th at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles West has the highest number of nominations with seven in total though Adele leads in the top categories with...

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Adele Leads 2011 Grammy Nominees

The nominees for the 2011 Grammy Awards were announced live on CBS on Wednesday night.

Adele, the smash hit British retro soul singer, had a huge evening, earning nods for Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Pop Solo Performance.

Kanye West scored nods for both his solo work and his collaboration with Jay-Z. The pair's song "Otis" was nominated for Best Rap Performance, where it will go up against tracks from Nicki Minaj & Drake; Lupe Fiasco; Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes; and Wiz Khalifa. West's song "All of the Lights" will compete against "Otis" for Best Rap Song. West, overall, had seven nominations, leading the pack.

Folk rockers Mumford & Sons were nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Rock Performance, and Best Rock Song.

Indie singer-songwriter Bon Iver received recognition in the categories for Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best New Artist and Best Alternative Album. Rockers the Foo Fighters also had a big evening, with multiple nominations including Album of the Year; they finished the night with six nods.

Bruno Mars also scored big, with looks for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album.

Pop mainstays Lady Gaga and Rihanna are both up for Album of the Year, while Rihanna also has nods for Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Song.

Amy Winehouse, who passed away this summer, received a nomination for her collaboration with Tony Bennett.

For all the nominations, click over to the Grammys website.

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Michael Jackson’s Kids Spotted At ‘X Factor’

Michael Jackson's kids, Prince, Paris and Blanket were spotted in the audience of Fox's hit series, "The X Factor," Wednesday night.

The show, which aired Nov. 30th and was dubbed a tribute show to the late King of Pop, highlighted the three young Jacksons seated in the audience with their grandmother, Katherine Jackson close by. The family watched in awe as the contestants belted out some of MJ's greatest hits.

It was only days ago that Jackson's longtime personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, was sentenced to four years in prison, the maximum sentence for being convicted of involuntary manslaughter, following the singer's untimely death in 2009.

The nearly two-year long trial proceedings came to highly anticipated end on Monday, when the judge read the sentence in front of a full court room, which included Jackson's mother and other family members.

Take a look at the photo of Prince, Paris and Blanket watching their father's tribute performances below!

For more on "The X Factor's" tribute show, head over to ET Online.

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Calvin Klein Creative Director May Wed Boyfriend Of 21 Years

Michael Kors might not be the only big name in fashion to tie the knot this year: Calvin Klein creative director, Francisco Costa, said Monday that he wants to marry his boyfriend of 21 years, John DeStefano, now that same-sex marriage is legal in New York state.

"Yeah, I would. It would be fun. A huge ceremony," Costa said at the Americans for Marriage Equality gala at the Calvin Klein flagship store in New York. His partner DeStefano, a horse trainer, agreed but added, "We have to figure out who's going to propose to whom first."

The couple met at a furniture store in Manhattan in 1990; they've been together ever since. "He keeps me 100 percent together," Costa told Harper's Bazaar. "He can't take much bullshit."

Fellow designer Kors married his long-time boyfriend Lance LePere in Southampton in August, shortly after gay marriage was legalized in New York.

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T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle: TV Review

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The VH1 reality series follows Atlanta's Clifford Harris as he balances work and family after his most recent incarceration.

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Did These Jewels Inspire Anne Hathaway’s Ring?

Anne Hathaway's newly decorated ring finger has been a hot topic this week -- and for good reason. On Sunday, after her boyfriend Adam Shulman proposed, the actress was spotted at a Brooklyn park with her fiance -- wearing a very impressive sparkler.

But Hathaway's boyfriend of three years didn't just pick out any engagement ring. Shulman -- himself a jewelry designer -- approached Kwiat jewelers, founded in 1907, to help him craft the band he envisioned for his future wife.

HuffPost Weddings spoke to Greg Kwiat, who helped Shulman design the ring, about the custom-made diamond. Kwiat says the company was honored to work with Shulman. "He had a very strong vision for the ring that he wanted to present, and we did work with him to design the details," he says. "I know he was excited about the way it came out."

This isn't the first time a celeb has worn Kwiat's jewels. Natalie Portman and Jessica Alba have sported the brand's diamond earrings multiple times on the red carpet, and Julie Benz (our very own HuffPost Weddings blogger) had her custom platinum cushion-cut diamond engagement ring designed by Kwiat jewelers as well.

Though details of Hathaway's engagement ring (cut! karat! cost!) haven't been officially released, these Kwiat classics may have inspired her custom-designed bling.

Below, a slideshow of the rings which may have inspired Hathaway's own.

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Sundance Film Festival Rolls Out 2012 Lineup

Many of the filmmakers whose work has been selected to screen at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival are "questioning the status quo of the American dream," says festival director John Cooper. "Having babies, in a relationship, getting married -- a very authentic, independent way of looking at all that stuff."

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Doug Hutchison Pulls Out of Risque Movie Role

After marrying 17-year-old Courtney Stodden, actor Doug Hutchison, 51, pulls out of a film role that hits too close to home.

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