TGIF! We made it to the freakin' weekend ... and here's what's happening in Hollywood:
We often hear about actors in Hollywood going to rehab for alcohol addiction. Maybe they are addicted to cocaine - or sleeping pills - some are even addicted to the S-E-X.
Well ... super talented actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman just revealed he completed 10 days in rehab for an addiction to HEROIN!!!! WHAT?! Isn't that cray-cray? He said he is clean & sober now. 10 days & he quit the smack? Pretty impressive.
So what do you do when you start sleeping with your MARRIED co-star, cheat on your husband & ruin 2 marriages? You write a TV show about it!!! DUH!! Country star Leann Rimes & her 2nd husband Eddie Cibrian have written a TV show based on what they call "our reality". Ummm ... that's a homewrecking reality. HA! And even weirder ... Leann & Eddie will play themselves in the show. What the what?!
One and D-O-N-E! Mariah Carey & Nikki Minaj are NOT returning as judges on 'American Idol'. Both divas have bowed out after 1 season. And both say it's because they are "focusing on their music". Mariah was paid around $20 million dollars for her work on the show - Nikki made about $9 million. Rumor has it producers want to get ride of Keith Urban too & bring back Jennifer Lopez along with 2 former Idol winners.
Actress Amanda Bynes has ignited another Twitter war - this time telling gossip blogger Perez Hilton to go to you know where. She also lashed out against NSYNC boy bander Lance Bass. Amanda was recently caught on camera wandering through traffic in Buffalo, NY. Not only is it scary because she is roaming through traffic ... she claims to NOT be Amanda Bynes & NOT be in Buffalo. This is sad...she needs help ASAP!!!
Oprah addressed graduates yesterday at Harvard University ... she spoke about gun control & immigration ... gave life advice & in true Oprah fashion screamed "OMG! I'm at Harvaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaard"!!!! Do you remember who spoke at your commencement speech?
Congrats to former 'American Idol' contestants Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo - they are tying the knot on Saturday. While they both appeared on Idol, they didn't fall in love until starring alongside each other on Broadway. Ace proposed on the Season Finale of Idol in 2012. Over 200 guests will attend - including Paula Abdul!! Remember Ace Young?! That hair! Those eyes! His voice! He is HUNKY!!!!
Justin Bieber is in hot water AGAIN!!! And guess what ... it's for his fast driving! But this time - Beebs wasn't behind the wheel. His Ferrari was pulled over in LA last night for speeding - and when the window rolled down - cops found rapper Lil'Twist behind the wheel. He was let go with a (Lil') warning - but LAPD are still investigating 3 claims of JB speeding thru his neighborhood over the holiday weekend.
Speaking of JB - a 25 year old woman is claiming HE is HER ... BABY DADDY! She says they had a 1 night stand on February 4th 2010 and she got preggers. He was 15 at the time - and 9 months later she popped out a Baby Beiber. His publicist deny the accusations. I wonder what Selena Gomez will say about this? Hmmmm....
After 14 years of marriage - and a 3 year separation - the divorce between Courtney Cox Arquette and David Arquette is official. What took so long?! Geez. They have a 10 year old daughter together named Coco & claim despite the divorce ... they are "the best of friends" ... cause aren't we all BFF's with our ex's?! Only in LA...
Last night on NBC - it was an incredible night of music & support to raise money for the victims of the horrible Oklahoma tornados. Country superstar Blake Shelton organized the event. He & his wife Miranda Lambert live in Oklahoma - and hoped to raise over $1 Million for the victims. Usher, Carrie Underwood & Trisha Yearwood made appearances during the broadcast.
Do you remember who spoke at your college graduation? Maybe it was the Dean of Students, a doctor or someone from NASA? Well Harvard University has one upped all of us ... they got OPRAH to speak at their graduation. Shut the front door!!! I KNOW! I would trade a diploma for a pic with Oprah anyday. Then again ... I would need to be accepted to Harvard 1st. A girl can dream ... and dream ... and dream ...
Actress (if you can call her that!) Amanda Bynes is in trouble again! She is now claiming she will sue the website TMZ for posting 'fake pictures' of her broken bong. Last week AB landed in jail for throwing her bong out of a 36th floor NYC apartment window. TMZ claims they have pics of the broken bong - but Amanda says it was a Circo bottle. OH GREAT! Not drugs, just the liqour. The lesser of the 2 evils. HA!
And another young star is in hot water today. Justin Bieber is under investiagtion by the LA Sheriff's Department for driving his Ferrari at uber high speeds through his neighborhood. 3 911 calls were placed over Memorial Day weekend with neighbors saying Justin was racing up & down neighbrhood streets. 1 neighbor even tried confrotning JB, but he ran inside. Justin denies the allegations. Where is his mother? Come on Justin. Grow Up!!!
My most favorite Real Housewife has got a lot of explaining to do ... Lisa Vanderpump who stars on Bravo's 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' also owns a really famous Beverly Hills restuarant called Villa Blanca. It's on the show all the time! Imagine white table cloths...caviar & champagne. The place is very 'shee-shee'. Well recently a lady dined at Villa Blanca and found CHUNKS of cardboard in her salad. WHAT THE WHAAAAAAAAAT?! For real. Chunks of cardboard. And this wasn't the 1st complaint. The LA Health Department is taking the reports seriously & investigationg the claims. YUCK!
Congrats to POINT artist Kelly Clarkson...she has confirmed she will marry her fiance October 20th in Nashville. No word on who will design her dress - but she says it will be "the best day of her life". I am so happy for her! And it gets better ... country superstar Blake Shelton will officiate the ceremony. I wonder if he can make it through the service without dropping an F Bomb. HA!
Not surprised here .... POINT artist Adam Levine has a new girlfriend. And guess what? She's a swimsuit model. YOU DON'T SAY! Adam is dating a 21 year old bikini model named Nina Agdal. For the record - Adam is 34. And his previous 3 girlfriends were ALL models! Think he ever see's himself dating a 29 year old Radio DJ? Married with a kid. And a dog. HEY! A girl can dream ...
Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth have been the "IT" couple in LA for some time now ... but it looks like all the rumors about them splitting could be TRUE! I am hearing reports that they have called off their wedding once and for all. However - Miley has been seen wearing her engagement ring to Red Carpet events. Neither side has been seen together in weeks - and it is rumored Liam cheated on Miley & that's the reason the relationship started to go South. 'll have more tomorrow morning!
The movie industry enjoyed its most robust Memorial Day weekend ever at the box office, taking in $316 million. "Fast & Furious 6" debuted at No. 1 with $120 million. "The Hangover Part III" earned $51 million, followed by "Star Trek: Into Darkness" with $47M.
Bradley Cooper says there won't be a fourth 'Hangover' movie
Bradley Cooper says there won’t be a 4th ‘Hangover’ movie. At a Las Vegas news conference, he said the 3rd movie ties up everything and closes out the franchise. None of the cast is interested in doing another. Hangover III earned $51 million over the weekend.
Lesbian Love Story Wins Top Prize At Cannes
Lesbian romance 'Blue Is The Warmest Color' scooped the top award at the Cannes Film Festival. The French film was the early favorite. It’s a graphic love story between a schoolgirl & an older woman. The judging panel included Steven Spielberg & Nicole Kidman.
The Bachelorette: the guys get a clear warning from Desiree
Season 9 of ‘The Bachelorette’ premiered last night. Another guy was kicked out of the house before the first rose ceremony. Jonathan wanted her to join him in the fantasy suite. He was booted. She told the 19 men, “treat me like a lady, or I’ll cut your balls off!”
(Spoiler Note: “Reality Steve” claims Desiree became engaged to Brooks Forester May 8)
Paul McCartney leaves guitar pick on 1st visit to Graceland
Paul McCartney dropped a personal guitar pick on Elvis Presley's grave and said it was "so Elvis can play in heaven." The lifelong Elvis fan toured Graceland, the Memphis mansion, on Sunday. He was in Memphis for a show on the North American leg of his "Out There" tour.
Angelina Jolie’s aunt dies of breast cancer
Angelina Jolie’s aunt died Sunday from breast cancer. Debbie Martin died at age 61 in a hospital near San Diego. She was the younger sister of Jolie's mother, Marcheline Bertrand, who died from ovarian cancer in 2007. Angelina recently underwent a double mastectomy.
Other driver in Chris Brown accident last week refusing to settle
Chris Brown says he did nothing wrong when he was involved in a minor fender bender last week. He gave the driver of a Mercedes all the correct information. His lawyer has tried to contact her. She keeps hanging up. So far, police have not gotten involved.
Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran are dating again
Chris Brown has reconciled with ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran, and they are living together at his Hollywood Hills home. Tran is keeping her own apartment, but has already moved most of her belongings to his house. Chris and Rihanna broke up again a few weeks ago.
Did she or didn’t she? Amanda Bynes Twitter account filled with hate messages
Amanda Bynes has been a busy girl. She’s been online all weekend, writing damning tweets about the police, her building supervisor, and to Rihanna. Yesterday, she claimed someone else posted the messages. She also wrote she plans to become a singer/rapper.
Tom Cruise drops out of Man From U.N.C.L.E
Tom Cruise has dropped out of 'Man From U.N.C.L.E'. He wants to focus on producing and starring in 'Mission: Impossible 5.' He will reprise his role as secret agent Ethan Hunt, but the plot is being kept quiet. The action franchise first hit screens in 1996.
Affleck gets honorary doctorate from Brown
Ben Affleck received one of six honorary doctorate degrees from Brown University. He received a doctor of fine arts degree. He directed, produced and starred in "Argo," which won an Oscar for Best Picture. The university conferred more than 2,400 degrees Sunday.
Matthew Morrison wants Elton John in Glee
Matthew Morrison wants Elton John to guest star in 'Glee'. He suggests Elton would be perfect playing the boyfriend of coach Sue Sylvester, portrayed by Jane Lynch. Topping his guest wish-list: Harrison Ford, his favorite actor.
Kelly Rowland Halts Show During Emotional New Song
Kelly Rowland broke down in tears during a concert in Washington D.C. on Sunday. She was singing ‘Dirty Laundry,’ about a past abusive relationship. Fans chanted her name, and she resumed to complete the song. Afterward, she told the crowd "I am so grateful for that."
Robert Pattinson and Katy Perry enjoy Santa Barbara trip
Robert Pattinson and Katy Perry enjoyed a trip to Santa Barbara together over the weekend. That is her hometown. Guests at a wedding rehearsal spotted them sitting together nearby. They talked, with no display of affection.
Rick Springfield to write 'spiritual' novel
Rick Springfield is writing a novel and no, it's not about Jessie's girl. ‘Magnificent Vibration’ is about a man who finds a phone connection to God in a self-help book. It will be out next May. It's Springfield's second book -- he wrote a tell-all autobiography in 2010. He is 63.
Founders of Blackstreet to head to court over name
Teddy Riley and Chauncey Black of Blackstreet continue their differences over use of the name. Chauncey has decided to let a court settle it. Teddy’s trademark expired, so Chauncey took it over. Teddy has been performing with another band using the same name.
Barbara Eden Still Stunning in I Dream of Jeannie Costume
Master, she's back! Barbara Eden donned her iconic ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ costume Friday at the Life Ball in Vienna. The classic TV genie even performed her signature nod and wink. She is 78. She was joined onstage by President Bill Clinton, who couldn't stop smiling.
Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is 69. Singer Gladys Knight is 69. Actress-director Sondra Locke is 69. Singer Billy Vera is 69. Singer John Fogerty is 68. Actress Christa Miller is 49. Singer-musician Chris Ballew (Presidents of the USA) is 48. Rapper Chubb Rock is 45. Singer Kylie Minogue (KY'-lee mihn-OHG') is 45. Actor Justin Kirk is 44. Television personality Elisabeth Hasselbeck ("The View") is 36. Actor Jesse Bradford is 34. Actress Monica Keena is 34. Pop singer Colbie Caillat (kal-LAY') is 28. Actress Carey Mulligan is 28. Actor Joseph Cross is 27.
In 1992, after a reign lasting nearly 30 years, Johnny Carson hosted NBC's "Tonight Show" for the last time.
In 1967, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” premiered on PBS with host Fred Rogers.
In 1913, the American Cancer Society was founded in New York by a group of doctors and business leaders.
Kellie Pickler named new `Dancing' champ
Kellie Pickler won "Dancing With the Stars’" mirror ball trophy. Her partner was Derek Hough. Teen Disney Channel star Zendaya was second, and football pro Jacoby Jones third. The next season of "Dancing With the Stars" will air one night a week instead of two.
DWTS’ Val recovering from Zendaya’s bash above his eye
DWTS fans winced at blood dripping down fan-favorite Val’s face. Zendaya accidentally elbowed him above the eye in rehearsals. He needed 14 stitches. The accident happened an hour before show time Monday night. He said he’s fine, and there are no hard feelings.
‘The Voice’ down to final 8, Blake and Miranda remember tornado victims
On ‘The Voice’ last night: Blake Shelton and wife Miranda Lambert sang ‘Over You’ in honor of the tornado victims in his home state. Kris Thomas and Josiah Hawley were eliminated. Blake & Adam each have 3 singers left, Shakira and Usher have 1 each.
Blake Shelton Organizing NBC Benefit Concert for Tornado Victims
Blake Shelton and NBC are organizing a benefit concert for the victims of the Oklahoma tornado. He’s encouraging all music artists to get involved. The concert will be televised. Next week, Shelton performs on ‘The Voice’ with new label-mate Sheryl Crowe.
PTC Blasts Ke$ha For Drinking Pee on MTV Series
The Parents Television Council is blasting Ke$hia for drinking her own urine on last night’s "Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life" on MTV. They called it “disgusting, vile content." The PTC wants lawmakers to force cable operators to offer channels a la carte instead of bundled.
A ‘Friends’ mini-reunion on today’s “Ellen”
‘Friends’ fans were excited at rumors that a reunion series was in the works. It’s not happening. But Jennifer Aniston co-hosts on ‘Ellen’ today. She appears in a hilarious ‘Friends’ skit with Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry and Ellen’s partner Portia DeRosi.
Chris Brown in another accident
Chris Brown ran into the back of a black Mercedes in Beverly Hills Tuesday. He and on-again girlfriend Karrueche Tran were on their way to a studio. No one was hurt. He gave the other driver his insurance information, then left. In February, he crashed his Porsche into a wall.
Aretha Franklin taking June off, postponing shows
Aretha Franklin is taking off the month of June. She will reschedule two shows and resume her touring schedule in July. She is undergoing medical treatment, but her publicist did not specify what type of treatment. She appeared on "American Idol" last week via satellite.
Jesse James Accidentally Chops Off Finger
Sandra Bullock's ex-husband Jesse James chopped off the tip of his little finger after an accident in his Dallas car workshop. His glove got caught in a machine. He posted a photo on Instagram. Doctors could not reattach it. He will undergo surgery to seal the wound.
Lindsay Lohan sued for $5M over 'drug addled image'
Lindsay Lohan's legal problems are nowhere near over. A new lawsuit has been filed by a clothing company that produced her line of leggings. She filed suit against the company in January. The company claims customers canceled orders in droves due to her behavior.
Hospitalized George Michael 'making good progress'
George Michael remains hospitalized in London after sustaining head injuries in a car incident last Thursday. He was a passenger in a Range Rover and fell out at high speed. He was airlifted to a trauma center. Police have talked to the driver & want to question George.
Nick Jonas, Giuliana Rancic to host Miss USA
Donald Trump's Miss USA pageant will be hosted by a Jonas brother and an E! News personality. Nick Jonas and Giuliana Rancic will host the June 16 pageant in Las Vegas. The winner goes on to compete in the Miss Universe pageant. Rancic also hosted last year.
Kim Kardashian reaches out to Reggie Bush
Kim Kardashian congratulated her ex-boyfriend on the birth of his first daughter. Reggie Bush and fiancé Lilit Avagyan welcomed a baby girl, Briseis, earlier this month. Kim sent Reggie a congratulatory message. She is 8 months pregnant. He also wishes her well.
Adam Levine Turned His Back On Drugs After Bad Experience
Adam Levine swore off drugs early in his career after a strange experience on Ambien. He & bandmate James Valentine mistook the sedatives for stimulants. The drug knocked them out cold while waiting for dinner at a Denny’s. They woke up an hour later, paid and left.
Justin Bieber making house guests sign party waiver
Anyone attending a function inside Justin Bieber’s home in Calabasas, California must sign a waiver. They can’t talk about anything they see or hear after leaving. That includes on social media. If they violate the waiver, Justin’s lawyers will sue for $5 million.
Heavy D’s estate to pass down to his daughter
All of Heavy D's estate will go to the late rapper's 13-year-old daughter. His brother Floyd has filed court docs to manage Heavy's estate via an old will. The family supports him. She will receive his earnings & properties upon legal age. Heavy died in Nov. 2011 at age 44.
Disney Channel pulls 'Jessie' episode
A recent episode of Disney Channel's comedy "Jessie" has been removed from airing. It became embroiled in controversy after a character was bullied over his gluten intolerance. Jokes were made over the character's condition. Fans told Disney the show was offensive.
Rapper Chief Keef arrested at hotel near Atlanta
Rapper Chief Keef, whose name is Keith Cozart, was arrested in suburban Atlanta & charged with disorderly conduct. Police responded to a hotel on a complaint of marijuana wafting from a room. The Chicago native is 17. He has a prior weapons probation conviction.
Songwriter Bernie Taupin is 63. Singer Morrissey is 54. Actress Ann Cusack is 52. Musician Dana Williams (Diamond Rio) is 52. Rock musician Jesse Valenzuela is 51. Actor Mark Christopher Lawrence is 49. Rhythm-and-blues singer Johnny Gill (New Edition) is 47. Rock musician Dan Roberts (Crash Test Dummies) is 46. Actress Brooke Smith is 46. Model Naomi Campbell is 43. Actress Alison Eastwood is 41. Singer Donell Jones is 40. Actor Sean Gunn is 39. Actress A.J. Langer is 39. Actress Ginnifer Goodwin is 35. Actress Maggie Q is 34. Olympic gold-medal speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno is 31.
Ten years ago today: Ruben Studdard edged Clay Aiken to win the second "American Idol" competition on Fox. Five years ago, David Cook won "American Idol" in a landslide over David Archuleta.
Mike & Molly Finale Scrapped After Tornado Tragedy
CBS pulled the tornado-themed season finale of Mike & Molly last night after tornadoes devastated Oklahoma. The last episode of season 3 featured the storyline of a tornado hitting Chicago. A repeat was aired in its place. No word yet on when the finale will air.
Toby Keith says Okla. hometown is 'strong'
Country music performer Toby Keith grew up in the town near Oklahoma City hit Monday by a devastating tornado. His name is on the Moore water tower. Rescuers are still working to pull people from the rubble. Keith says Moore "is strong and will persevere."
'Dancing' finals: Zendaya rules
The final four on DWTS were tasked with three rounds of dancing last night. The lineup from best to worst: Zendaya, Kellie, Aly and Jacoby. Tonight’s 2-hour finale will include one last "instant" dance. Scores will be added to the public vote to determine a winner.
Seth MacFarlane won't return as 2014 Oscar host
Seth MacFarlane is too busy to host the Oscars in 2014. He said on Twitter he "tried to make it work schedule-wise, but I need sleep." This year's Oscar show earned high ratings among coveted younger viewers. He suggested actor Joaquin Phoenix host the next show.
Simon surrounded by ladies on X Factor
Auditions for ‘The X Factor’ begin today in Charleston S.C. Contestants will be greeted by a revamped panel of 3 women and 1 man: Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland, Latina pop star Paulina Rubio, and Simon Cowell. The X Factor returns in the fall on Fox.
Beyonce's 'Grown Woman' leaks online…sort of
It’s being called a leak, but it was clearly done on purpose. Beyonce’s "Grown Woman" has appeared online. She performs it on her Mrs. Carter World Tour. It was also in her Pepsi commercial. The song is produced by Timbaland & is likely from her still untitled 5th album.
Kate Middleton open to C-section, Prince William will witness the birth
Kate Middleton is open to having a C-section and is leaving all decisions to the royal physicians overseeing her pregnancy. She is due to give birth by mid-July. Prince William will witness the birth of their first child. An official announcement will come via Twitter.
Barbara Walters' Daughter Arrested For Dui
Barbara Walters' adopted daughter was arrested over the weekend for DUI. 44-year-old Jacqueline Danforth was booked in Florida Sunday after police pulled her over near Naples. She was released on $1,000 bond. Barbara and ex-husband Lee Guber adopted her in 1968.
Lindsay Lohan struggling in rehab
Lindsay Lohan is said to be struggling with her latest stint in rehab. She is at the Betty Ford Clinic in California. Friends worry she is lacking ''energy'' since her Adderall was taken away. Her counselors say Lindsay has to accept the rehabilitation process to benefit from it.
Catherine Zeta-Jones Returns Home from Treatment
Catherine-Zeta-Jones has completed her ongoing treatment for Bipolar II disorder. She is expected to return home today. She entered treatment for the second time in April. Her husband, Michael Douglas, is promoting his HBO film about the life of piano star Liberace.
Cee-Lo Green to Release Three Projects
Cee-Lo Green has a busy year ahead. Besides returning to The Voice for season five, he will also release 3 projects: a new Goodie Album will be out August 27, a new Cee-Lo album, and a new Gnarls Barkley album. He hopes to tour in support of all three projects.
Kerry Washington Awarded A Doctorate From Alma Mater
Actress Kerry Washington can add 'doctor' to her name. She received an honorary degree from her alma mater in Washington, D.C. on Sunday. She graduated from George Washington University in 1998. She was the commencement speaker last Sunday.
Justin Bieber Partners With Child Hunger Ends Here Campaign
Justin Bieber thrilled young fans at a Las Vegas primary school on Friday. He made a surprise visit to announce his partnership with the ‘Child Hunger Ends Here’ campaign. He was in town for the Billboard Awards. He made food & clothing donations to needy students.
Brooke Mueller's drug abuse under investigation
Brooke Mueller's drug abuse history will be given to child protective services. A hearing is scheduled June 4 to determine custody of her twin sons with ex-husband Charlie Sheen. Currently, Denise Richards has them. Brooke is in rehab for the 20th time. She is 35.
Sugar's Departure Is Bittersweet For Glee
Actress Vanessa Lengies, who plays Sugar Motta in Glee, is leaving after landing a role on new sitcom Mixology. Her new show debuts next year. She is hoping to give her Glee character a proper send-off, revealing “Sugar was a visitor from the future."
Founding member of The Doors dies at 74
Ray Manzarek, a founding member of the 1960s rock group The Doors, has died. He was 74. He died Monday in Rosenheim, Germany, surrounded by his family. He suffered from bile duct cancer. Lead singer Jim Morrison died in 1971. The Doors released just 6 albums.
Rhythm-and-blues singer Ron Isley (The Isley Brothers) is 72. Actor Richard Hatch is 68. Singer Leo Sayer is 65. Actress Carol Potter is 65. Actor Mr. T is 61. Actor Judge Reinhold is 56. Actor-director Nick Cassavetes is 54. Actor Brent Briscoe is 52. Actress Lisa Edelstein is 47.Rock singer-musician Mikel Jollett (Airborne Toxic Event) is 39. Rapper Havoc (Mobb Deep) is 39. Actress Ashlie Brillault is 26. Actor Scott Leavenworth is 23. Actress Sarah Ramos is 22.
20 years ago today in 1993, 93 million people tuned in for the final episode of "Cheers."
The DWTS finale is tonight and tomorrow. The finalists: Kellie Pickler, Aly Raisman, Zendaya, and Jacoby Jones. 59% of TVGuide.com voters pick Kellie to win.
Taylor Swift wins 8 trophies at Billboard Awards
Taylor Swift won eight Billboard Awards, including top artist and top album for "Red." Gotye and Rihanna got 4 awards each. Justin Bieber won 3, including top male artist. Nicki Minaj was top rap artist, Madonna top touring artist, & Prince was presented the icon award.
Miguel Lands on Fans in Dramatic Jump
Miguel launched a new viral video at the Billboard Music Awards. During his performance of "Adorn," he miscalculated a long-jump from the stage and landed on two fans. One needed treatment for an arm injury. He apologized, saying he "got caught up in the moment.”
'Trek' does $70M but falls short of studio hopes
"Star Trek: Into Darkness" warped its way to a $70 million domestic launch. The "Star Trek" sequel bumped "Iron Man 3" down to second place with $35 million. “The Great "Gatsby" held up well at No. 3 with $23 million. “Pain & Gain” & “The Croods” rounded out the top 5.
Trace Adkins wins 'All-Star Celebrity Apprentice'
Singer Trace Adkins won the all-stars edition of "Celebrity Apprentice" last night. Donald Trump declared Adkins the winner at the end of the show's 2-hour season finale. Adkins beat out magician Penn Jillette for the honor.
Ke$ha show in Portsmouth postponed until August
Ke$ha has rescheduled her concert at nTelos Wireless Pavilion because of a scheduling conflict. She was scheduled to perform in Portsmouth May 29. Tickets will be honored Aug. 28. Refunds are also available at the point of purchase.
Kelly Rowland to join X Factor USA today
Kelly Rowland and Mexican superstar Paulina Rubio are expected to be announced as the new judges for ‘X Factor’ today. Kelly was a judge on 'The X Factor UK’ in 2011. Paulina coached for 'The Voice' in Mexico. “X Factor” auditions start tomorrow in Charleston.
Pattinson, Stewart break up for second time
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have broken up again after 3 years of on-and-off dating. The couple broke up after Pattinson bailed on his 27th birthday plans, which Stewart had arranged. Last July, she was caught up in a cheating scandal with her movie director.
Kanye West debuts new music on 'SNL'
Kanye West gave a pair of memorable performances during the SNL season finale. He unveiled two singles from his upcoming album ‘Yeezus’… ‘Black Skinhead’ and ‘New Slaves.’ Girlfriend Kim Kardashian posted a photo on Instagram showing the album artwork.
Leader of Toots and the Maytals injured at concert
The leader of reggae band Toots and the Maytals was injured when a man threw a bottle during a Saturday night outdoor concert in Richmond. The 19-year-old man was arrested. Frederick "Toots" Hibbert was treated at a hospital for a cut to his head and released.
Miley Cyrus And Paris Hilton Swatted Again
Miley Cyrus and Paris Hilton were victims to pranksters again. Police were called to their Hollywood homes for false reports of gun crimes. Celebrities have become the targets of 'swatters', in which callers phone in fake crimes to elicit an urgent police response.
Threats made against Chris Brown
L.A. Police are investigating death threats made against Chris Brown. Multiple threats were called in to the office of his attorney, Mark Geragos. No specific details have been publicly released. Geragos turned over all the information to detectives investigating the threats.
Mary J. Blige facing financial collapse
Mary J. Blige's financial woes have worsened. The IRS claims she failed to pay all her income taxes for the years 2009 thru 2011. The total is over $3 million. She also owes taxes to the state of New Jersey, and defaulted on a bank loan.
Akon Ordered To Pay Child Support
A judge has ordered R&B star Akon to hand over $5,000 in monthly child support payments for two of his kids. He agreed to support his 2 young sons with ex-partner Rozina Negusei. That includes health insurance. Akon listed his income as $40,708 per month.
Wesley Snipes to re-launch acting career in “Expendables 3”
Newly-freed Wesley Snipes has signed up in the third installment of Sylvester Stallone's action epic “The Expendables.” He has been on house arrest since his release from prison April 2. Snipes and Stallone starred in the 1993 action hit “Demolition Man.”
Robin Thicke poses for prom pic, invites a few for his new video
Robin Thicke was shooting a music video in L.A. as a group of high school seniors dressed for the prom were waiting for a party bus. They called him over, and took a group photo. He also hand-picked a few (especially the girls) to be in the video.
Alan O'Day dies: 'Undercover Angel' singer was 72
If you’ve ever watched those Time-Life 1970s music offers on late-night TV, then you’ve seen singer Alan O’Day. He sang the #1 song "Undercover Angel" in 1977. He has died of cancer at age 72. He also wrote songs for Cher and the Righteous Brothers.
Twilight Zone Actress Christine White Dies at 86
Christine White, an actress best known for the original Twilight Zone, passed away April 14 in Washington, D.C. She was 86. She played William Shatner’s wife in the ‘gremlin on a plane wing’ episode. She also appeared in Bonanza, The Rifleman and The Untouchables.
Singer Joe Cocker is 69. Singer-actress Cher is 67. Actor-comedian Dave Thomas is 64. Rock musician Jane Wiedlin (The Go-Go's) is 55. Actor Bronson Pinchot is 54. Actress Mindy Cohn (Facts Of Life) is 47. Rock musician Tom Gorman (Belly) is 47. Actress Gina Ravera is 47. Actor Timothy Olyphant is 45. Rapper Busta Rhymes is 41. Rock musician Ryan Martinie is 38. Actor Matt Czuchry is 36. Actress Angela Goethals is 36. Actress-singer Naturi Naughton is 29.
New Movies: That I will not be seeing ... HA HA! Not a Trekkie. Sorry!
Star Trek Into Darkness - After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. Stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, John Cho and Benedict Cumberbatch. Rated PG-13.
Candice Glover wins 12th season of 'American Idol'
As expected, Candice Glover won "American Idol." The 23-year-old R&B vocalist from St. Helena Island, S.C., won the 12th season on her 3rd try. Persistence pays off!! She is the first femalesinger to win since Jordin Sparks in 2007. Her new single is "I Am Beautiful." I think she is fantastic!!!
‘Idol’ pulls in only 11 million viewers Wednesday
Seacrest ... OUT of a job?! HA! Joking. But - American Idol viewing figures have dropped to an all-time low. Only 11 million people tuned in Wednesday to watch season 12's two finalists compete. The series lost more than 2 million viewers a night compared to season 11.
Steve Carell returns as “The Office” closes after 9 years
“The Office” ended last night after 9 seasons on NBC. Michael Scott returned as best man for Dwight and Angela’s wedding. Pam & Jim left for their new life in Austin Texas. Pam’s words in the final scene: "There's a lot of beauty in ordinary things. Isn't that the point?"
SNL to wrap 38th season tomorrow
Saturday Night Live ends its 38th season tomorrow night with Ben Affleck as the host and Kanye West as musical guest. It’s Bill Hader’s last show. Seth Meyers will leave by February, and veterans Fred Armisen and Jason Sudeikis are moving on to movie careers.
They listened:Fans tell NBC to keep The Voice’s rotating coaching panel
Shakira fans, you can stop worrying. The fall season will see the show's original coaching lineup reunited. For next spring's Season 6, the show will flip back to its current coaching panel, with Shakira and Usher replacing Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green.
Will.i.am on New Britney Spears Album: 'We Start Next Week'
Will.i.am received an Honorary Clio Award Wednesday night for his work endorsing brand name products. He’s also hard at work with Britney Spears, whose upcoming 8th album he's executive producing. He’s in Vegas Sunday to perform in the Billboard Music Awards.
Kim and baby to go with Kanye on tour
Kim Kardashian and her new baby will be going along with Kanye West when he goes on tour. The touring company has been told to arrange for cribs and soundproof hotel rooms at every stop. If the tour heads overseas, she’ll go to a few select cities.
Fast and Furious 7 to film in Japan
'Fast & Furious 7' will film in Japan and the Middle East, and partly shot in the U.S. The action movie's star & producer Vin Diesel said the next installment will continue the trend of shooting on location. 'Fast & Furious 6' was set in London, 'Fast Five' in Rio de Janeiro.
Miley Cyrus Proudly Dons Engagement Ring…but where’s Liam?
Miley Cyrus is trying to end speculation by tweeting a photo of her wearing her engagement ring. It’s a 3.5 carat Neil Lane rock ($300,000). As for supposed-fiance Liam Hemsworth? She said, ''we keep our relationship low-key and don't talk about it anymore.''
Stars To Team Up For Night Of Top Pop At The Billboard Music Awards
Justin Bieber and will.i.am will perform together at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night. Also teaming up: Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne, and Christina Aguilera and Pitbull. Prince will be honored with the Billboard Icon Award.
John Legend And Chrissy Teigen To Wed In Autumn Ceremony
R&B star John Legend will wed his model fiance Chrissy Teigen this autumn. She will wear a Vera Wang wedding dress. She has revealed she needs a daily dose of Xanax for anxiety. They are working out details for their reception. He proposed to her in December, 2011.
'Winnie Mandela,' starring Jennifer Hudson, to get fall release
"Winnie Mandela," starring Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard, will be released in theaters in the fall. It is being showcased at France's Cannes International Film Festival. Producers promise that both deliver “exceptional, solid performances."
Actor Bill Paxton is 58. Boxing Hall-of-Famer Sugar Ray Leonard is 57. Actor-comedian Bob Saget is 57. Sports announcer Jim Nantz is 54. Singer Enya is 52. Talk show host-actor Craig Ferguson is 51. Singer-musician Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) is 48. Rhythm-and-blues musician O'Dell (Mint Condition) is 48. Actor Hill Harper is 47. Singer Jordan Knight is 43. Rhythm-and-blues singer Darnell Van Rensalier (Shai) is 43. Actress Sasha Alexander is 40. Rock singer Andrea Corr (The Corrs) is 39. Singer Kandi Burruss is 37. Actress Kat Foster is 35. Dancer-choreographer Derek Hough (huhf) is 28. Actor Tahj Mowry is 27. Actress Nikki Reed is 25. Actress Leven Rambin is 23. Actress Samantha Browne-Walters is 22. Actor Justin Martin is 19.
The final 2 women competing on “American Idol” performed 3 songs last night. And now it's up to YOU - the viewer!! Who will it be? Kree Harrison or Candice Glover? My money is on Candice - that girl has a VOICE. If I were her I would sing everywhere I went ... the bank, PreSchool pick up, the gym, Harris Teeter. HA! I'm telling you ... her voice is sick. Sick in a good way!
Nicki Minaj leaving 'American Idol'
BYE BY CRAZY!!! Pop star & 'American Idol' judge Nicki Minaj reportedly is set to quit 'American Idol' after tonight. PRAISE THE LORD!!! HAHA! She wants to focus on her own music career. Mariah Carey is also reviewing her options. Fox has invited all the judges back. Randy Johnson is already out. Keith Urban has not decided if he’ll be back.
Shakira Confirms She's Leaving The Voice, but will be back when needed
After this season, Shakira is trading in The Voice duty for diaper duty. She will exit and allow Christina Aguilera to return to her chair. Shakira wants to spend more time with her new baby, now 4 months old. She told producers she’s available for future seasons.
P. Diddy's car searched for guns
P. Diddy's $500,000 car was pulled over and searched by police at gunpoint on Wednesday. He was dropped off at a club in West Hollywood. Someone told 911 there was someone in the Maybach with a gun. His driver & security guard were searched. No weapon was found.
Chris Brown warns neighbors his graffiti art stays where he put it
Chris Brown has a message for the people trying to force him to remove the graffiti art in front of his house – don’t bother. He’s facing huge fines from the city if he doesn't take it down. He painted the art himself, and said no one had better try to remove it.
Angelina Jolie to have ovaries removed
Angelina Jolie's mother had breast cancer and died of ovarian cancer. Her maternal grandmother also had ovarian cancer. She now has implants where her breasts were, and she’s deciding when to have her ovaries removed. That will lower the risk for cancer.
Sean 'Diddy' Combs Confuses Downton Abbey Fans With Casting Announcement
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs left fans of Downton Abbey confused after declaring he had landed a recurring role. He gave his Twitter profile a makeover with a Downtown Abbey background. Producers say it’s not true. British actor Gary Carr has joined the show as a jazz star.
Kim Kardashian craving fruit and vegetables
Kim Kardashian is craving fresh fruit and vegetables in the final stages of her pregnancy. She’s due in July. She’s feasting on celery, carrots and grapefruit as her due date approaches. She’s also into ranch dressing and protein bars.
Bret Michaels Donates Toys To Phoenix Hospital
Bret Michaels stopped by an Arizona hospital Wednesday to deliver books and toys to a family room. He funded the Hospitality and Music Room at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. The hospital saved his life following a brain hemorrhage in 2010.
Chris Brown launches entertainment app
Chris Brown has launched his own entertainment app. The Chris Brown Channel App is available exclusively from the App Store. He said: ''My fans can be part of my music, my art and my life, day in and day out.'' Fans can choose which song he performs first at a concert.
Denise Richards retains custody of twins
Denise Richards has retained custody of Charlie Sheen's sons. Lawyers met in court yesterday. Brooke Mueller is being treated for drug problems at the Betty Ford clinic. A judge refused to hand the twins over to her brother. Brooke’s child support payments stop.
Eric Clapton To Be A Grandfather
Music legend Eric Clapton is set to be a grandfather for the first time. His daughter Ruth is expecting her first child later this month. Clapton was married to first wife Pattie Boyd when he had an affair with Ruth's mother, Yvonne Kelly. Ruth was born in 1985. She is married.
Snoop Lion In Talks With Eddie Murphy Over Film/TV Deal
Snoop Lion is hoping to team up with Eddie Murphy for movie and TV-related projects. Snoop wants Murphy to help bankroll some of his ideas. He said, “He only do a movie once a year for the white world. I'm talking about real s**t that'll keep him connected.”
Game show 'Family Feud' resumes shooting in Atlanta
Steve Harvey kicked off his fourth season as host of "Family Feud" in Atlanta Wednesday. 180 episodes are being taped to air weekdays during the 2013-14 television season. Producers have lined up families to compete. The popular game show premiered in 1976.
Actor Pierce Brosnan is 60. Actress Debra Winger is 58. Actress Mare Winningham is 54. Rock musician Boyd Tinsley (The Dave Matthews Band) is 49. Singer Janet Jackson is 47. Rhythm-and-blues singer Ralph Tresvant (New Edition) is 45. Actor David Boreanaz is 44. Actress Tracey Gold is 44. Tennis player Gabriela Sabatini is 43. Musician Simon Katz is 42. Entrepreneur Bill Rancic ("The Apprentice") is 42. Actress Tori Spelling is 40. Actress Lynn Collins is 36. Actress Melanie Lynskey is 36. Actress Megan Fox is 27. Actor Jacob Zachar is 27. Actor Marc John Jefferies is 23. Actor Miles Heizer is 19.
‘American Idol’ tonight: The finalists perform for the judges; Carly Rae Jepsen performs.
Angelina Jolie Gets Flood of Support After Double Mastectomy
Angelina Jolie was inundated with support after announcing her double mastectomy. She had both breasts removed after being diagnosed with the cancer gene. Dozens of famous females voiced their respect, including Giuliana Rancic who underwent the same procedure.
Jon Voight read about Angelina Jolie's mastectomy online
Angelina Jolie's father found out she'd undergone a double mastectomy online. Jon Voight admitted he just learned the shocking news, despite seeing his daughter and Brad Pitt just 2 days ago. He said he completely understands the need for secrecy, to focus on healing.
'Dancing With the Stars' narrows to Final Four
On DWTS last night: Zendaya and Ingo were the bottom two. To no one’s surprise, Ingo was eliminated. Avril Lavigne performed her new single, ‘Here's to Never Growing Up.’ ABC announced last night DWTS is cutting back to one night a week for Season 17 in the fall.
Two more out of The Voice, Cee Lo returns next week
On The Voice last night: Team Usher's Vedo and Team Shakira's Garrett Gardner are out, based on viewer votes. The top 10 perform live next Monday. Former (and likely returning) coach Cee Lo Green comes back to advise Team Shakira.
Usher leaving 'The Voice'
Usher is not returning to 'The Voice' next season. He reportedly signed on to star in a movie making him unable to renew his contract. He may return in the future. Cee Lo is expected to return to the series with Christina Aguilera who is to replace Shakira who is also leaving.
Exhausted Beyonce cancels Belgium concert
Beyonce is canceling her scheduled concert in Belgium because she is suffering from dehydration and exhaustion. The news follows media reports she is pregnant with her second child. She and husband Jay-Z have a 15-month-old daughter.
Alicia Keys Announces Blackberry Scholarship Program
Alicia Keys is launching a new scholarship. She formed the BlackBerry Scholars Program to inspire women to explore career opportunities in technology and mobile computing. Women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics are invited to apply.
Drake nominated for 12 BET Awards
Drake leads the 2013 BET Awards with 12 nominations. He is nominated 3 times for Video of the Year and is also up for Best Male Hip Hop and the Coca-Cola Viewer’s Choice Award. The ceremony will take place on June 30 and will be hosted by comedian Chris Tucker.
Chris Brown to Sample Rare Aaliyah Vocals in New Song "They Don't Know"
Chris Brown plans to use never-before-heard vocals from late R&B singer Aaliyah on his new single "They Don't Know." The song will be part of his sixth album X, due out July 16. He shot the music video for the Aaliyah tribute song in Compton, Calif. over the weekend.
Jennifer Lopez scooping up homes faster than Century 21
Jennifer Lopez is adding to her real estate portfolio. She just parted with $10M for a massive estate in the Hamptons. It has 8 bedrooms, 7.5 baths, 3 acres of land, a theater, pool, spa, sauna, steam room, etc. She now owns 3 homes in NY and one in California.
Bill Hader leaving 'Saturday Night Live' after eight seasons
Comedian Bill Hader is leaving "Saturday Night Live" after 8 seasons. He wants to focus full time on his film career. Seth Meyers is leaving to host "Late Night." "SNL" co-stars Fred Armisen and Jason Sudeikis have hinted they too may be leaving due to film commitments.
Kanye West’s $750,000 Lamborghini crushed by Kim Kardashian's gate
Kanye West's Lamborghini Aventador was being delivered to Kim Kardashian's L.A. house after getting serviced. The driver pulled into the gate. It closed on both sides of the car. A detailer will assess the damage. Kanye’s in NY healing from that head bump into a sign.
Kardashian Sisters Forced To Rename Cosmetics Brand
Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian lost a legal battle with Kroma founder Lee Tillett in March. She successfully argued their Khroma brand was likely to infringe on her label's trademark rights. The renamed ‘Kardashian Beauty’ will be available later this year.
Newport Beach Rehab That Housed Lindsay Lohan For An Hour Under Threat
Officials in Newport Beach, California may shut down the rehab facility Lindsay Lohan walked away from. Morningside Recovery operates in a neighborhood of single-family homes, in violation of a local ordinance. Lindsay is rehabbing back at Betty Ford.
Dr Dre & Jimmy Iovine Donate $70 million to Launch New USC Academy
Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine have donated a combined $70M to create a new institute at the University of Southern California. The gift will fund an Academy for Arts, Technology and Business Innovation. The academy will accept its first class of students in the fall of 2014.
Actor Chazz Palminteri is 61. Musician-composer Mike Oldfield (The Exorcist) is 60. Football Hall-of-Famer Emmitt Smith is 44. Singer-rapper Prince Be (PM Dawn) is 43. Actor Brad Rowe is 43. Actor David Charvet (shahr-VAY') is 41. Actor Russell Hornsby is 39. Rock musician Ahmet Zappa is 39. Olympic gold-medal gymnast Amy Chow is 35. Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler is 32. Rock musician Brad Shultz (Cage the Elephant) is 31. Rock musician Nick Perri is 29.