Springsteen, Gaga join Stones; Newtown noted in Pay-Per-View event
Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, the Black Keys and John Mayer jammed with the Rolling Stones in New York Saturday night. Mick Jagger respectfully acknowledged the school shootings in Connecticut. He later poked fun at the senior citizen status of the band & fans.
Children's choir opens 'SNL' with 'Silent Night'
"Saturday Night Live" made a rare departure from its comedic opening. The NYC Children's Choir angelically sang "Silent Night" with the touching refrain, "Sleep in heavenly peace." They then shouted the show’s introduction. It was the only reference to the school shooting.
Samuel L. Jackson drops the F-bomb on 'Saturday Night Live'
"Django Unchained" star Samuel L. Jackson caused a stir on "Saturday Night Live." During a skit, he mouthed what sounded like an explicit word. Kenan Thompson told him “C'mon, Sam! C'mon now! That costs money." Despite his shocked look, he denied it on Twitter.
'Saturday Night Live' snags Jennifer Lawrence as host
Golden Globe, SAG Award and potential Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence will add "Saturday Night Live" host to her resume in January. She will host for the first "SNL" of 2013 on Jan. 19. The Lumineers will be the musical guest.
Stars Perform Tributes To Whitney Houston And Donna Summer
Jordin Sparks, Kelly Rowland and Keri Hilson were among stars who paid tribute to Whitney Houston and Donna Summer. They performed last night on the VH1 Divas concert. Sparks performed a medley with Melanie Fiona and Ledisi. Ciara paid homage to Michael Jackson.
Movie premieres, TV shows postponed due to school tragedy
The Connecticut school shootings had an impact on entertainment media. Red Carpet movie premieres in Los Angeles and Pittsburgh were canceled. Last night’s Family Guy, American Dad and SyFy’s ‘Haven’ Friday night were postponed due to content.
Jason Mraz tops Myanmar anti-trafficking concert
Jason Mraz performed in Myanmar last night. He’s the first international artist to perform at an open-air, mass public concert there. He was joined by local artists, to raise awareness of human trafficking. Mraz has a history of involvement with human rights issues.
Kelly Clarkson engaged
Kelly Clarkson announced via Twitter she and beau Brandon Blackstock are engaged. He is a talent manager. He is the son of Clarkson's manager, Narvel Blackstock. They have been together a year. The elder Blackstock is married to country music icon Reba McEntire.
Donald Faison and CaCee Cobb get married
Former "Scrubs" star Donald Faison and his long-time girlfriend CaCee Cobb are married. The couple, engaged since August 2011, exchanged vows Saturday at the home of Zach Braff. Cobb's best friend, Jessica Simpson, was her maid of honor.
Madonna's MDNA Tour Is Highest-grossing Of 2012
Madonna’s MDNA tour is the highest-grossing of 2012. Her 9th world tour earned $228 million. Bruce Springsteen's ongoing Wrecking Ball Tour has made $198 million. Former Pink Floyd rocker Roger Waters' The Wall Live show is third with $186 million.
'The X Factor': Simon Cowell wants Rihanna as a judge
Simon Cowell may have found someone to fill L.A. Reid's spot on "The X Factor": pop megastar Rihanna. She can choose either the U.S. or British version. The British version needs help, its ratings are falling. Cowell will meet with producers in January.
Clay Aiken: 'American Idol' is Now All About the Judges
Clay Aiken’s Joyful Noise 2012 tour wraps Friday in Anaheim. He’s looking into projects for television and theater. Next year marks the 10th anniversary of his runner-up turn on "American Idol's" 2nd season. He said the show now is about judges, not the contestants.
Katie Holmes spends 30k on Christmas gifts for Suri
Katie Holmes has reportedly spent $30,000 on Christmas presents for 6-year-old daughter Suri. She has spared no expense fulfilling her letter to Santa. The list includes: an outdoor playhouse, an iPad mini, a Ralph Lauren dress, a Chloe fur coat & a mini kids Mercedes car.
Lindsay Lohan Sends Thank You Bouquet To Charlie Sheen
Lindsay Lohan has sent a belated bouquet & thank you note to Charlie Sheen. It was for the $100,000 loan he gave her to help with her debts. They co-star in the forthcoming “Scary Movie 5”. She owes money to a storage company, rent on her mansion, & taxes to the IRS.
Lindsay believes intimate letters will keep her out of jail
Lindsay Lohan has enlisted friends, family, and her spiritual advisor to write letters on her behalf. She believes the letters will help prove jail is not the best option for her. She’s facing up to 245 days for probation violation. The judge Jan. 25 could send her back to counseling.
Amanda Bynes' hit-and-run charges are dismissed
Amanda Bynes has caught a break. The 2 victims of the alleged hit-and-runs that occurred on April 10 and Aug. 4 agreed to a settlement. But she’s not off the hook: She still has a pending DUI case, and two counts of driving while on a suspended license case pending.
Duchess Catherine attends sports awards
Duchess Catherine attended her first public event since announcing her pregnancy. She attended the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year Awards in London last night. She helped present the Lifetime Achievement Award & Sports Personality of the Year Award.
Lil Wayne pays Internal Revenue Service
Lil Wayne has paid almost $8 million to cover back federal taxes and get rid of liens on his South Florida home. He is now in the clear with the Internal Revenue Service. He owed unpaid taxes & penalties dating to 2002. The IRS had 3 liens on his property.
ABC developing Bieber comedy
ABC is working with Justin Bieber to create a sitcom based on his upbringing. Bieber and his manager, Scooter Braun, will be executive producers. The single-camera comedy has a script commitment from the network, with an air-date pending, but likely next fall.
282 films eligible for Oscar race
282 feature films are eligible for the Academy Awards. To be eligible, films must open by midnight, Dec. 31, and run at least 7 days. The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced Jan. 10. The Oscars will be handed out Feb. 24.
Django Unchained Stars Get Birthday Treat At Press Conference
Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson, Jonah Hill and Don Johnson were all given the birthday treatment Sunday. They were presented with cake at a NY press conference for “Django Unchained. Ray is 45, Johnson 63, Hill is 29 Thursday and Jackson 64 on Friday.
Jamie Foxx Pranked At Birthday Party
Jamie Foxx went with a friend to Jamie’s 45th birthday party last Thursday at Mr. Chow restaurant in NY. No one was there. The friend then took him to a new restaurant in Manhattan, where he was surprised by 25 of his closest friends and family.
Leonardo Dicaprio Is Co-owner Of Casablanca Piano
Leonardo DiCaprio is the new owner of the piano used in 1942 movie classic Casablanca. He teamed up with a billionaire friend to purchase the item at auction Friday. The winning bid was $600,000. They will donate it to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Gloria Estefan Working On Standards Album
Gloria Estefan is set to become the latest star to release an album of standards. She is now 55. She has reached out to fans for help in naming the record. Paul MCcartney and Rod Stewart both recently scored hits by revamping popular old songs.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - A curious Hobbit named Bilbo Baggins journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a vigorous group of Dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug. Stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, and Cate Blanchett. Rated PG-13.
Got Talent? Audition for 'America's Got Talent' in Norfolk Sunday
‘America’s Got Talent’ is auditioning Sunday at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Each act will be given 90 seconds to showcase their talent. Pre-register online at americasgottalentauditions.com. Fill out and bring the registration form.
Emblem3 voted out of X Factor
Next week’s X Factor finale is set: The final 3 are country crooner Tate Stevens, teen powerhouse Carly Rose Sonenclar, and girl group Fifth Harmony. Boy band Emblem3 is out. Simon Cowell told the guys, “I’m disappointed, but you’re going to have a huge career.”
L.A. Reid not returning to 'X Factor' next season
L.A. Reid will soon be an ex-judge on "The X Factor." He is not returning to the singing competition series next season. This season’s finale is next week. He wants to focus on his role as chairman of Epic Records. He called his time on the show “a nice break.”
John Mayer performs with The Rolling Stones
John Mayer performed with The Rolling Stones last night. He took to the stage to join in with their 1978 hit 'Respectable' at the Prudential Center in New Jersey. Katy Perry watched from the crowd. Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen & The Black Keys join them tomorrow night.
One Direction named MTV's 2012 Artist of the Year
One Direction is MTV's 2012 Artist of the Year. They had two No. 1 albums, the hit "What Makes You Beautiful," and a sold-out world tour. Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" was song of the year. One Direction placed third on the U.K. version of "The X Factor" in 2010.
'Lincoln,' 'Django,' 'Argo' lead Golden Globe nods
"Lincoln" was nominated for 7 Golden Globe Awards. "Django Unchained" and “Argo” are each up for 5 prizes. "Les Miserables," "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Zero Dark Thirty" each earned 4 nods. The Golden Globes will be handed out Jan. 13 in Los Angeles.
Storage company watching Lindsay’s unit, pending payment or auction
The storage company holding Lindsay Lohan’s possessions has put a new lock on her unit & is having it watched. The unit is in default by $16,000. If it’s not paid by Dec. 31, it goes to auction. She also owes $8,000 in rent for her Beverly Hills mansion.
Stars raise $30M-plus for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts
Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Jon Bon Jovi helped raise more than $30 million for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The 6-hour-long 12-12-12 concert was at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night. Pledges from TV and Internet viewers are still being tabulated.
Taylor Swift a “serial dater”
It happened with Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer and Conor Kennedy. Now it’s happening with Harry Styles. Friends of Taylor Swift say she falls in love too fast and too deep. One friend said “it's zero to 60 in seconds.” They believe she’s a serial dater, and hates to be alone.
Hugh Jackman Gets Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star
Hugh Jackman unveiled his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame just hours after landing a Golden Globe nomination. The star is in front of Madame Tussaud's Hollywood. He was also nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award for his part in Les Miserables earlier this week.
Brooke Mueller Leaving Rehab This Weekend
Brooke Mueller will be reunited with her sons when she checks out of rehab Sunday. She checked into a treatment facility Monday night for a prescription pill problem. Denise Richards is caring for her 3-year-old twins. Mueller fired her nanny.
Spice Girls reunite for London’s West End stage show debut
The Spice Girls and their manager Simon Fuller celebrated the premiere of the new musical "Viva Forever!" in London's West End this week. “Viva Forever!" is based on the songs of the Spice Girls. The show is described as tale of friendship in the face of fame and fortune.
Melanie Fiona, Ledisi and Jordin Sparks will perform a medley of Whitney Houston's biggest dance hits at the VH1 Divas concert Sunday. Sparks, who co-starred with Houston in her final film Sparkle, performed I Will Always Love You at the Billboard Music Awards in May.
Mariah Carey: 'Nick Cannon convinced me to join Idol'
Mariah Carey's husband convinced her to join the 'American Idol' panel. She admitted she was initially wary of taking a role on the judging panel. Nick Cannon convinced her she was perfect for it. Mariah said she would have hated to be a contestant on the show.
Man performing 'Gangnam Style' dance collapses and dies
A British man died after he collapsed following his performance of "Gangnam Style." The 46-year-old IT manager was dancing at his office party in Blackburn, England. His wife was celebrating her birthday. He was onstage dancing, then fell over and died.
Cops arrested for taking items from Jenni Rivera crash site
Two Mexican police officers have been arrested for stealing items from the Jenni Rivera plane crash site. One is suspected of leaking crash scene photographs to the media. Investigators searched their homes, and found items belonging to the victims.
Sarah Jessica Parker Associate Apologizes After Shoplifting Scandal
Sarah Jessica Parker's longtime make-up artist has apologized for her shoplifting scandal. Leslie Lopez says she forgot to pay for sunglasses in an Oslo Airport store as she left for the plane. She paid a $1,400 fine & was not charged. She has worked with Sarah for 8 years.
Sandy benefit concert looked more like classic rock reunion
Did you see Mick Jagger last night? And Eric Clapton? And...KANYE WEST? They were all on stage. Music and comedy royalty performed last night in a benefit concert for Superstorm Sandy victims. The sold-out Madison Square Garden show was televised and streamed online. Proceeds will be distributed through the Robin Hood Foundation. It was incredible! What a show!
Judge revokes Lohan's probation, sets hearing date
The countdown to jail time is on... A judge revoked Lindsay Lohan's probation and scheduled a hearing that could result in more jail time! Good. Hope she learns a lesson!! Lindsay was not in court yesterdday, but will be at the hearing is January 15th. The charges stem from an accident in June in which her Porsche hit the back of a dump truck..and she lied to cops. A big NO-NO!
Lindsay Lohan about to lose storage unit
Speaking of Lindsay Lohan - her trouble continues! Lindsay hasn't paid her storage bill and it's about to be put on the auction block!! She owes $16,000 to the storage company. $16,000!!! WOW!! She's reached out to family and friends, but no one has that much money to lend. The unit has designer clothes and family heirlooms...Ummm...what heirlooms can a Lohan have? A dusty bottle of Vodka? I kid, I kid. Or not! ;)
3 allegedly planned to kill Justin Bieber
THIS. IS. SCARY! And not a hoax. Justin Bieber was the target of a murder plot. Somebody wanted to kill the BEEBS!! A prison inmate in New Mexico hired a hitman to kill Bieber & his bodyguard in NY in November. He also wanted 2 witnesses to his past crime killed. The hit man was arrested by Border Patrol in Vermont. 3 men face charges.
Katy Perry and John Mayer debut romance on the red carpet
It was the Kiss of Death for Katy Perry and John Mayer last night in NYC. The dating duo debuted their romance on the red carpet for the first time. They attended a Christmas musical in a New York theater last night. They posed with cast members. Katy cuddled up to Santa outside the theater.
Britney Spears earns $58m in a year, topping Forbes' rich list
Forbes says Britney Spears edged past Taylor Swift to claim the title of top-earning woman in music. She earned $58 million from her album, endorsements and a perfume in the past year. Swift came in a close second with $57 million. Rihanna was 3rd with $53 million.
LA prosecutors seeking to revoke Lohan's probation
LINDSAY LOHAN COULD BE GOING TO JAIL!!! OMG. But the key word here is "coukd". Darn! Los Angeles prosecutors have asked a judge to revoke Lindsay Lohan's probation. She will be arraigned today on charges filed last month related to a car crash in June. If probation is revoked, she goes to jail for 8 months. Dang! Can't wait to see what happens...
Superstars team up for 12-12-12 Sandy benefit
Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones lead the lineup for tonight’s "Concert For Sandy Relief". It is going to be amazzzzzzing! The concert will broadcast LIVE from Madison Square Garden beginning at 7:30PM. Great to see mega-celebs supporting victims of the Super Storm!
One Direction wonders what Taylor Swift is up to with Styles
TSWIZZLE better watch her back! Members of the British band One Direction think band member Harry Styles is paying too much attention to girlfriend Taylor Swift and ignoring his adoring fans! GASP!! DRAMA!! BOY BAND FIGHT! Apparently the boys in the band are very upset and think Harry needs to dump her. Don't worry - she will write a song about it I'm sure. HA!
Norah Jones dad, popular Indian musician, dies at 92
You might not know his name, but you know his daughter. Ravi Shankar, who introduced traditional Indian music to Western audiences, died in San Diego Tuesday. He was 92. He won 3 Grammy awards. In 1979, he fathered Norah Jones with concert promoter Sue Jones. Sad day! Thoughts to Nora. Her father was extremely talented!
Yeeeeeppp! Lawsuit claims A&E's 'Storage Wars' show is rigged
SAY IT AINT SO! This lawsuit cracks me up because I love this show & it is soo obvious it is staged. Just like "Pawn Stars"! So - a former cast member of A&E’s “Storage Wars” is suing producers. Dave Hester claims items are planted and some of the auction footage is staged. Really?! He was allegedly fired for complaining. He was on the show 3 seasons. $10 says the lawsuit is thrown out of court.
Kim Kardashian will have to wait until February for divorce court. Her marriage to Kris Humphries lasted just 72 days - and they are still legally married!! Crazy, right? Why the hold up? Well KK & KK can't agree on how to end it. She wants a divorce, he wants an annulment for fraud. And he wants her money!!! Meanwhile - Kim's boyfriend, Kanye West, wants him out of her life!
Brooke Mueller back in rehab for Adderall addiction
Charlie Sheen's ex-wife & Baby Momma Brooke Mueller is back in rehab. For like the 50th time. I am not joking! She has confessed she has an addiction to Adderall, commonly used to treat ADD. And commonly used to keep you focused with a side effect of staying thin. Last Friday night - she OD’d!! She also had a low-level of alcohol in her system, but not enough to trigger a probation violation.
Adele May Face Fine After Failing to Register Baby
It's been 51 days since Adele gave birth...and she is gonna be in TROUBLE! Rolling in the deep for sure. HA! She and fiancé Simon will soon likely receive warning letters from their London government because they have not registered their new baby within the 42-day limit. They could be fined $1,600. I think she can afford it! And you know what else is weird - Adele has not released any details about her newborn son - we don't know his name nore what he looks like. He is under lock & key!
Busy Philipps Is Pregnant
Congrats to 1 of my favorite TV actresses... Busy Philipps is set to be a mom again. She and husband Marc Silverstein are expecting their 2nd child next year. She posted an image of a positive pregnancy test on her Twitter account and wrote, "So this happened..." Daughter Birdie is 4. YAY! Great news. I love her on "Cougar Town".
LeAnn Rimes admits she could have handled affair 'differently'
LeAnn Rimes sat down for a rare TV interview to talk about her stint in rehab & her torrid affair! An affair that ruined 2 marriages! She admitted she could have handled her lusty affair with now-husband Eddie Cibrian differently. She said: 'All I wish is that everybody we hurt, that I hurt, can be happy.” The interview aired Sunday on E! Network Channel 41.
Charlie Sheen: 'Lindsay Lohan Hasn't Said Thanks For Loan'
Charlie Sheen is still waiting for a thank you from Lindsay Lohan. He loaned her $100,000 to help pay her debts. He said the payment was money she was owed from a project. He says, "She's a very good, decent young lady going through a lot. I wish her the best.”
'Skyfall,' 'Guardians' duel for box-office win Jmaes Bond and his new movie "Skyfall," were #1 at the Box Office this weekend! The movie took in $11 million. Worldwide total to date: $918 million. Have to be honest...I did'nt like the movie! HA!
Obamas attend annual holiday concert in Washington
President Obama and his family attended a fancy holiday concert Sunday night - with hot chocolate to boot! Performers included legend Diana Ross, Demi Lovato, Scotty McCreery, Megan Hilty, and PSY. Yes - the Gangnam Style guy was there. SOO COOL!! The "Christmas in Washington" concert benefits Children's National Medical Center. It airs on TNT Dec. 21st. TNT? That's the only Network the Pres could get on? Ouch.
Popular Mexican-American singer dead in plane crash, was to do ABC sitcom
Sad news for Mexican pop fans this morning...A U.S-born Mexican-American superstar singer was killed in a Learjet plane crash in Mexico Sunday. Jenni Rivera was at the peak of her career. She was only 43!! And the mother of 5 kids. Heartbreaking!!! She sold 20 million albums, & recently won 2 Billboard Mexican Music Awards. She was to do a sitcom for ABC.
Taylor Swift whisks Harry Styles to London Saturday
Filed under: SHE HAS ANOTHER BOYFRIEND?!? Taylor Swift flew Harry Styles to London on her private jet this weekend. The rest of the boy band One Direction had to take a commercial flight. OUCH! And when they arrived, they were mobbed at Heathrow airport. The band performed at the Jingle Bell Ball at London's O2 arena last night. Taylor lovingly watched from the VIP section.
Gwen Stefani Joins Gavin Rossdale Onstage At Holiday Gig
Gavin Rossdale and wife Gwen Stefani are proving the couple that sings together, stays together! They sang a duet at a Christmas show in Los Angeles Saturday. They performed the song Glycerine (I LOVE THAT SONG!) at the Gibson Amphitheatre. She joined him on the 2nd verse. They met at the same event in 1995 and married in 2002.
Beyonce Partners With Pepsi for $50 Million Deal
I'm a Diet Coke drinker...but Beyonce prefers PEPSI! Get this - Beyoncé is reteaming with Pepsi for a branding deal that will coincide with her performance during the Super Bowl Halftime Show. She will be paid $50 million.You read correct. $50 MILLION TO DRINK PEPSI! Sign me up!
Pink Gave Up On Tattoo Removal
Pink started laser treatment to remove one of her tattoos, but quit because she found the procedure too painful. She has 20 over her body, and wanted to get rid of one particular inking behind her ear. She said, “the pain was 10 times worse than the actual tattoo."
KStew & RPatz will never have to work a day in their life again!!! So jealous. Why wasn't I a movie star? For real. "Breaking Dawn: Part 2" was #1 at the Box Office this weekend. The movie raked in $17.4 million dollars. The total so far - Worldwide - over $700 million. INCREDIBLE!!
Lindsay Lohan is refusing to go to re-hab - it would be her 6th visit! After last week's fight at a Nightclub in NYC, friends are urging Lindsay to seek treatment. They say Linds has a "2 bottles of Vodka a Day" habit. Her money issues & her failing career have led her to (obviously!) spiral out of control. Lindsay said she does not have a problem & is not going to re-hab. Can we stage a Nationwide intervention? She needs help. Sooner rather than later.
A 60 year age difference don't mean a thing! Playboy powerhouse Hugh Hefner is engaged...to a 26 year old. He is 86. 86!!! After calling off their wedding last June & breaking up - Hugh has re-proposed to Crystal Harris. They will tie the knot at the Playboy Mansion on New Year's Eve. I am all about age being "just a number" but 60 years apart. WHAT THE HECK!!! Gross.
Taylor Swift sure does move fast. Not even 30 days after dumping Connor Kennedy - TSwizzle is dating a boy bander. She & Harry Styles (of the band One Direction) were spotted in NYC this weekend. Holding hands, kissing & walking through Central Park. She will attend his concert tonight at Madison Square Garden. And in 6 months...they will break up & She will write a song about him. HA!