MARCH 5 2015
Karrueche Tran splits from Chris Brown after baby reports
Karrueche Tran announced on Twitter she is ending her relationship with Chris Brown. Her post follows reports Brown fathered a 9-month-old baby girl with a longtime friend named Nia. "No baby drama for me" Tran wrote. Nia named the baby "Royalty". They live in Texas.
Pharrell tells jury he didn't copy Gaye music for hit song
Pharrell Williams was in court yesterday to testify in the copyright trial for "Blurred Lines." He told the jury he wrote the song, which sounds similar to Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up" from 1977. It was a big hit for Robin Thicke. Pharrell said he did not copy Gaye's song.
Neil Patrick Harris won't return to Oscar hosting
Neil Patrick Harris doesn't want to host another Academy Awards. He hosted for the first time last month, but it took up a lot of time. He was away from his family doing so many rehearsals. He experienced a mixed reception to his hosting stint, but enjoyed doing it.
Shania Twain to launch final tour in June (not coming here)
Shania Twain will launch her final tour this summer. It kicks off June 5 in Seattle and wraps up Aug 23 in Fresno. She will perform 48 shows. It's her first North American tour in over a decade. She completed a 2-year residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Vegas.
Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson Make It Nine Weeks On Top
Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk! has scored a ninth week at the top of the pop charts. Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud is second for a seventh week, while Maroon 5's Sugar rises to three. Ellie Goulding and Rihanna/Kanye West round out the top five.
Big Sean's 'Dark Sky Paradise' Lands Atop Billboard 200
Big Sean has scored his first No. 1 album with "Dark Sky Paradise". Right behind is Kid Rock's "First Kiss," his eighth top 10 album. The "Fifty Shades of Grey" soundtrack keeps its position steady at No. 3. Drake and Taylor Swift round out the top 5.
Nominations out for 2015 MTV Movie Awards
Nominees for the 24th MTV Movie Awards have been announced. "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Neighbors," and "The Fault in Our Stars" dominate with 7 nods each. Seth Rogen and Ansel Elgort are tied with five apiece. Comedian Amy Schumer hosts the show April 12.
'The Bachelor' Chris Soules Revealed as 'DWTS' Final Contestant
"The Bachelor" Chris Soules is the final contestant on DWTS. He'll be paired with pro dancer Witney Carson, who won last season with Alfonso Ribeiro. "The Bachelor" finale is Monday. Season 20 of DWTS begins the following Monday, March 16.
Nick Gordon Wishes Bobbi Kristina Happy Birthday as She Remains in Coma
Bobbi Kristina Brown turned 22 yesterday. Nick Gordon tweeted his feelings for her. She has been in coma for more than a month after being found by Nick and a friend face down in a bathtub. Nick has agreed to sit down and chat with Dr. Phil.
Justin Bieber on Men's Health Cover, Talks About Growing Up Too Fast
Justin Bieber goes shirtless again, this time on the cover of Men's Health. He turned 21 a few days ago. The April edition hits newsstands Tuesday. He talks about reinventing himself and growing up. He blames his behavior on spending his teenage years in the spotlight.
Nick Cannon acquires rural eight bedroom New Jersey estate
Nick Cannon is moving into a luxury estate in New Jersey. He wants to keep three-year-old twins Monroe and Morocco out of the spotlight. He is renting the property with an option to buy it. The rent is $11,000 a month. His mom will help him decorate it…not Mariah.
T.I. announces 'ATL' sequel
T.I. announced ATL 2 on Wednesday. The rapper and original stars Jackie Long, Albert Daniels and Jason Weaver are confirmed for the sequel. The original film in 2006 earned $21 million. It followed high school senior Rashad (T.I.) and his group of friends.
Lenny Kravitz Launching Tour Photo Exhibit
Lenny Kravitz is launching a photo exhibit featuring images he's taken during life on the road. Flash by Lenny Kravitz debuts in Los Angeles today with VIP guests. It will be there a month, then hit international galleries. He has canceled a tour of Australia and Asia.
Mark Wahlberg Teams Up With Motorcycle Company For Clothing Line
Mark Wahlberg has teamed up with Indian Motorcycle to create a limited edition unisex clothing line. It includes T-shirts for men and women. They approached him at a motorcycle rally in South Dakota last year. He shot to fame as an underwear model for Calvin Klein.
'Shadow of Mordor,' 'Monument Valley' win big at game awards
"Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor" is king of the Game Developers Choice Awards. It was honored as game of the year at yesterday's 15th annual ceremony. "Monument Valley" was honored for visual art, mobile & innovation. "Destiny" was honored for best technology.
Microsoft outlines plan to bridge Xbox and PC video gaming
Microsoft is investing heavily in training developers on how to create games that work across its platforms. Business has suffered with more people using smartphones & tablets. Microsoft plans to create universal apps that can run on both Xbox One and Windows 10.