Radio DJ & legend Kidd Kraddick died of Heart Disease - this is what a coroner in New Orleans is saying. Kidd collapsed Saturday at a charity Golf Tournament in New Orleans, La. He was 53 years old. While the autopsy report is just preliminary for now - the coroner said Kidd had an enlarged heart and his arteries were 80% blocked.
Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa & Joe Giudice are heading to the big house ... no they aren't building a mansion in Jersey, these 2 are headed to jail!!! They were charged with 39 counts of fraud yesterday. Money fraud, Bankruptcy fraud, not paying taxes ... the list goes on. They are due in court to face the charges this morning. They face 50 YEARS!!!!! WOW!!!
Say TOODLES to Kim K, Kanye & the Baby that Nobody has seen! Kim Kardashian is rumored to be packing her Louis Vuitton bags & heading to Paris with her family. Kim - who is not private at all - says her Baby Daddy Kanye - who is all about privacy - wants to be out of the spotlight. They don't want to be followed all over LA by paparazzi ... so France it is. Kim's family is LIVID about the move. Does this situation seem all to familiar to anyone else? Remember in Sex and The City when Carrie chased that artist guy to Paris - and then Big showed up. HELLO! This is that. Totally!
And finally it looks like Hoda Kotb will be sipping wine with some new ladies - Kathie Lee is gonna have to tip her glass alone. Word on the NYC streets is Hoda woman is leaving NBC's 4th hour for ABC and a spot on The View. Can you believe that? Now it is just a rumor - but a juicy one. Like a sweet Sauvignon Blanc. HA! We will see what happens ... Hoda would replace Joy Behar.
Lindsay Lohan will be headed to Europe when she leaves rehab. Totally normal, right? Apparently one of her (sober) friends offered her an all expenses paid trip to Europe to un-wind & get away from the Hollywood lifestyle. The OWN Network cameras will follow her on her trip ... Oprah is paying the Lohan $2 Million to film a 12 episode Reality TV show of her life after rehab. I'll be watching that for sure!
Jessica Simpson will be at an un-employment line near you ... Not really. That's a bad joke. But she did lose her job! Jessica's NBC show 'Fashion Star' has been canceled after 2 miserable seasons. The show had ZERO ratings. Nicole Richie was also on the show - it was about getting up & coming fashion designers deals with department stores.
Congrats to POINT artist Johnny Rzenick - the lead singer of the Goo Goo Dolls tied the knot in Malibu on Friday night. In front of 120 family & friends - he said I DO to a woman he has been dating for 9 years! He said he wants to start a family & that's the reason for the wedding. Congrats!
Bethenny Frankel is a BEEYATCH! So says her assistant of less than 48 hours. A woman by the name of Marilyn was hired to be Bethany's assistant on her new TV Talk Show. The woman said Bethenny treated her like crap - was a total diva & insisted to only be spoken to if she talked first. WOW! Of course - Bethenny denies these claims.
And finally - super SAD SAD SAD SAD news for those of us in the radio world. One of the nicest guys! Hardest working too! Radio DJ & legend Kidd Kraddick died on Saturday. He was 53. He was in New Orleans for a charity golf tournament. Rumor has it he passed away from a brain aneurysm. Kidd was a member of 94.9 The Point for about 6 months when we syndicated his show in the mornings & Chuck and I moved to Afternoons. Very sad. He was one of a kind. RIP KIDD!
The Wolverine – Summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, Wolverine becomes embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons. Stars Hugh Jackman. Rated PG-13.
The To Do List – Feeling pressured to become more “experienced” before she goes to college, a young woman makes a list of things to accomplish before hitting campus in the fall. Stars Aubrey Plaza, Bill Hader, Rachel Bilson, Donald Glover & Andy Samberg. Rated R. STRONG SEXUAL CONTENT, DRUG & ALCOHOL USE & LANGUAGE.
Fruitvale Station - The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008. He was detained and killed by police, which was caught on video. Stars Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer and Melonie Diaz. Rated R.
Blue Jasmine (Limited release) - A life crisis causes a woman to head to San Francisco, where she reconnects with her sister. Stars Cate Blanchett, Sally Hawkins, Alec Baldwin, Bobby Cannavale and Andrew Dice Clay. Rated PG-13.
‘Glee' holds Cory Monteith memorial for cast, crew, “Finn” to die
The cast and crew of "Glee" held a memorial Thursday for Cory Monteith, who died earlier this month of an overdose. The show plans a tribute episode that will address the death of his character, Finn. "Glee" is set to begin its fifth season Sept. 26.
Amanda Bynes' Parents Mull Over Conservatorship
Amanda Bynes' parents are hoping to get a conservatorship today. The court order would grant legal control of her personal and financial affairs. They must prove their daughter is a danger to herself and others for the order to be granted. She is in a mental facility.
Amanda Bynes’ brain needs rewiring, appears to have personality disorder
Amanda Bynes has been assigned her own room after being abusive to her roommate. Her doctors say she has personality disorder. She’s fine a few hours, then loses control of her behavior. She is being treated for schizophrenia, & will be hospitalized another 2 weeks.
Warrant seeks wife of bounty hunter 'Dog'
An arrest warrant has been issued in Colorado for the wife of TV bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman. She is accused of verbally harassing a teenager. Attorneys for Beth Chapman say she did nothing wrong. The alleged harassment took place July 10 at a lake.
Lady Gaga to perform at MTV Video Music Awards
Lady Gaga will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards next month. It will be one of her first appearances since having hip surgery in February. She will perform her new single live from the Barclays Center. Her new album ARTPOP is out Nov. 11.
Mary J. Blige to release Christmas album
Mary J. Blige will release her first holiday album in October. Her record label described "A Mary Christmas" as Blige's "soulful interpretation of classic holiday tunes." This marks her 11th studio album since 1992. In two decades, she has sold more than 50 million records.
Sylvester Stallone to play Rocky in new movie 'Creed'
Sylvester Stallone will reprise Rocky Balboa in a film about the grandson of his late rival and friend. Rocky will serve as a mentor to Apollo Creed's grandson in "Creed." Michael B. Jordan will play the younger boxer. Stallone, now 67, has played Rocky in six movies.
Kristen Wiig and Fabrizio Moretti Split
Kristen Wiig and Fabrizio Moretti have decided to split up after dating for 18 months. A rep says their parting is amicable. Strokes drummer Moretti dated Drew Barrymore and Kirsten Dunst before getting together with the SNL comedienne.
TLC debuts film trailer, announces album due this fall
TLC plans to release a greatest-hits collection Oct. 15, which will include new tunes. Lady Gaga, Ne-Yo, Lil Mama, Drake and J. Cole will be contributors. The new material will be TLC's first since 2002's ‘3D’. The TLC Story, a biopic, is set to premiere on VH1 Oct. 21.
Brad & Angelina’s family SUV broken into at paintball park
A man broke into Brad & Angelina’s SUV and stole 2 high-priced Apple tablets. They were at a paintball park in California. Security guards took him down and returned the stolen items. The park manager gave Maddox and his bodyguard free food and other stuff.
Timbaland Apologizes To Chris Brown Over Aaliyah Project Comments
Timbaland has apologized to Chris Brown after he criticized the R&B star for featuring late singer Aaliyah on a track. The tune “Don't Think They Know” features vocals she recorded before her death. Timbaland said “Aaliyah's music only works with its soul mate…me."
Frank Ocean Suffers Tear to Vocal Cord
Frank Ocean has canceled his sold-out Australian tour after suffering with throat problems on opening night. A trip to the doctors has revealed he has a tear to one of his vocal chords. He closed the show without an encore. He has been told he must rest his voice.
Flavor Flav: no more chicken and ribs as last restaurant closes
Flavor Flav's Chicken & Ribs has fried its last drumstick. The fast food location in Michigan has been evicted for non-payment of rent. The other locations in Las Vegas and Iowa have also closed down. Flav would only say he left the day-to-day operations to his partners.
So the guy in this picture is my son making one of his funny faces. It's summer and both he and my daughter, Theresa, are doing the summer camp thing again. They're having fun, and making new friends; a good time to be a kid.
I got a call from his Mom saying Charlie wanted to take me to lunch the other day. WOW! This was one of those moments...MY Son wanted to take ME to lunch?!?! Rock on!
I picked him up from Lego-Camp and we loaded into my car. "So, where would you like to go to lunch, Char?", I asked.
"I want to take you to that Tastey Experts place where your favorite sandwhich is, " he said.
"You mean Taste Unlimited?", I said.
"Yeah, THAT place...I know you like that one sandwich over there", he said with a smile.
Twice I offered to pay, but, Charlie was insistent. "This is on ME, Dad", So, I let the man do as he had wished. There's a lot more to this story...and after I dropped him off, my eyes got really misty as I felt that bucking of a good cry coming on...but, that part needs to wait. I have a full day ahead and the last thing I need is to be walking around with red eyes, so, you'll have to come back for that part of the story. :)
I love my kids dearly...and this was a first...and I'll tell you why, shortly.
In 2011, singer Amy Winehouse, age 27, was found dead in her London home from accidental alcohol poisoning.
In 1986, Britain's Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey in London. The couple divorced in 1996.
It's a boy! UK's Kate gives birth to royal heir
Britain on Monday welcomed the birth of Prince William & wife Kate's first child, a boy. He is third in line to the British throne behind William & granddad Prince Charles. His name will be announced "in due course." He will one day become the head of state of 16 UK countries.
Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott gives birth
Lady Antebellum singer Hillary Scott has given birth to her first child. She welcomed a daughter with husband Chris Tyrrell on Monday. Her name is Eisele Kaye. Chris is the drummer for Lady Antebellum. They married in January 2012 after dating 2 years.
Lady Gaga Tops Forbes' '30 Under 30' Celebrity Earners List
Lady Gaga is the highest earning entertainer under thirty in the world. She made $80M from June 2012 to June 2013 on her tour and business ventures. Justin Bieber was 2nd with $58M, Taylor Swift 3rd with $55M, Calvin Harris 4th with $46M, and Rihanna with $43M.
Taylor Swift Visits Children's Hospital In Pennsylvania
Taylor Swift took time out from her schedule last weekend to visit a children's hospital in Pennsylvania. She performed 2 gigs in Philadelphia, and met with young patients at the hospital. She also spent time with a young female fan who is suffering from leukaemia.
Cory Monteith Movie To Debut At Toronto Film Festival
Cory Monteith's final movie ‘All The Wrong Reasons’ will debut at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival. He plays a store clerk. The film was shot a year ago in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He died July 13 in a Vancouver hotel room from a combination of heroin and alcohol.
50 Cent Arraignment Delayed
50 Cent's arraignment on domestic violence and vandalism charges has been postponed until August 5. His attorneys requested the delay. He’s charged with attacking a former girlfriend in her home in Toluca Lake, California in June. They reportedly share a child.
Marc Anthony returns to the streets of East Harlem to film new music video
Marc Anthony went back to the neighborhood he grew up in - East Harlem, New York - to film a music video for his new single, “Vivir Mi Vida.” The translation means “Live My Life in English.” The song's lyrics promote the concept of living in the moment and enjoying life.
Dennis Farina, star of 'Law & Order,' dead at 69
Dennis Farina, who played a TV cop on "Law & Order" during his wide-ranging career, has died. He suffered a blood clot in his lung at age 69. Before becoming an actor he was a Chicago cop 18 years. His most memorable film role was in "Get Shorty" in 1995.
Katherine Jackson: 'I Had No Idea Who Conrad Murray Was'
Katherine Jackson took the witness stand on Monday. She testified she didn’t know who Dr. Conrad Murray was. She also testified that she did not believe her son had any responsibility for his own death. She also never saw signs that he was abusing medications.
John Legend to tour in the fall
R&B singer/songwriter John Legend has announced a new tour, to coincide with his fourth studio album this fall. The album, ‘Love In the Future,’ is due Sept. 3. The tour kicks off Oct. 20 in Conn. & wraps in L.A. Dec. 1. Tamar Braxton will join Legend as a supporting act.
Pawn Stars' Rick Harrison Weds Deanna Burditt
Pawn Stars' Rick Harrison wed girlfriend Deanna Burditt Sunday in Laguna Beach, Calif. Counting Cars star Danny "The Count" Koker officiated the ceremony. Guests went home with a bobblehead of the couple in their wedding attire. This is the third marriage for both.
Radio personality Don Imus is 73. Actress Belinda Montgomery is 63. Rock musician Blair Thornton (Bachman Turner Overdrive) is 63. Actor Woody Harrelson is 52. Rock musician Martin Gore (Depeche Mode) is 52. Actor Eriq Lasalle is 51. Rock musician Slash is 48. Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is 46 Model-actress Stephanie Seymour is 45. Rhythm-and-blues singer Sam Watters is 43. Rhythm-and-blues singer Dalvin DeGrate is 42. Rock musician Chad Gracey (Live) is 42. Actor-comedian Marlon Wayans is 41. Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky is 40. Actress Stephanie March is 39. Rhythm-and-blues singer Michelle Williams is 33. Actor Paul Wesley is 31. Actor Daniel Radcliffe is 24.
Seriously ... nothing else matters today because THE ROYAL BABY IS ON THE WAY! Around 6AM London time, Kate Middleton was admitted to St Mary's Hospital in London. With her handsom husband by her side, the #RoyalBaby is due to be delivered within the next 24 hours. We still have NO idea if it is a BOY or a GIRL. But here's my guess ... GIRL. Caroline Diana will be her name. She will weigh 6 lbs 3 oz. As soon as I get the REAL details - HA! - I will bring them to you!
In other news ... Miley Cyrus' mom & dad have reconciled. For the 2nd time. No wonder Miley is so OFF/ON with her fiance Liam. Tish & Billy Ray Cyrus have filed to divorce TWICE. The 2nd time was less than 3 months ago. But as of last night ---- they were out in LA on a date & have signed up for marriage counseling. What's that saying? If at first you don't succeed ...
Did I mention the Royal Baby is on the way?
Kanye West could be headed to jail. No - not really. But the LAPD might consider pressing charges after he assaulted a photog at LAX. Kanye was exiting the airport when a photographer was asking him too many questions. Kanye grabbed the guy. And his camera. And then fled. The pap had to be taken via ambulance to the hospital. LAPD are looking into charges.
Again - ROYAL BABY ON THE WAY!!!
The season premiere of 'GLEE' will be delayed 2 weeks after the death of actor Cory Monteith. The show was set to premiere September 13th. It will now be moved to September 26th.
The Conjuring - Paranormal investigators help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, they find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives. No big-name stars. Rated R.
Red 2 – A retired C.I.A. agent reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. Stars Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mary-Louise Parker Helen Mirren & Anthony Hopkins. Rated PG-13.
R.I.P.D. - A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him. Stars Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Ryan Reynolds & Mary-Louise Parker. Rated PG-13.
Turbo (animated) - A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500. Features the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Samuel L. Jackson, Bill Hader, Snoop Dogg, Maya Rudolph and Mario Andretti. Rated PG.
American Music Festival admission pins half price through Sunday
Discount admission for the American Music Festival in Va Beach over Labor Day weekend has been extended through Sunday. Organizers have extended a half-off sale on Passport Pins, allowing access to all performances. Through Sunday, the pins are priced at $17.50.
The Emmy nominations were announced Thursday. HBO has an impressive 108. CBS and NBC both have 53 and ABC 45. Internet TV network Netflix scored 4. Winners will be announced at a Sept. 22 ceremony to air on CBS.
Memorial today at L.A. home of Cory Monteith
A private memorial for friends of Cory Monteith will take place at his Los Angeles home today. He died from a combination of alcohol & heroin in a hotel room in Vancouver last weekend. His body has been cremated. There are also 2 memorials in Vancouver, Canada.
“My Girl” gives birth to “her girl”
Actress Anna Chlumsky has given birth to a daughter, Penelope Joan, in NYC. She was born July 11. Chlumsky, now 32, starred in the 1991 film "My Girl." She married entrepreneur Shaun So in 2008. She earned an Emmy Award nomination Thursday for the sitcom "Veep."
Royal baby in potential hospital switcheroo
Are Prince William and Duchess Kate pulling a smoke-and-mirrors switcheroo? Kate is spending time with her parents in Reading, 30 miles from London. The hospital she was born in back in 1982 is there. The press is staked out at St. Mary’s back in London.
Amanda Bynes Nearing Plea Deal In Dui Case
Amanda Bynes' lawyer has been granted a continuance in her DUI case in Los Angeles. She is close to striking a plea deal to avoid jail. She crashed her BMW into a police car in April, 2012. The hearing will continue August 22. She also has 2 other legal issues pending.
Alleged Kanye West Post-VMAs Taylor Swift Rant Captured on Tape
A leaked tape was posted on Gawker Thursday. It’s allegedly Kanye West recorded just hours after he interrupted Taylor Swift at the VMA Awards 4 years ago. He has unkind words for Taylor, Pink and MTV. Gawker could not confirm if the rant actually is West.
Kanye West loves taking videos of Kim and North
Kanye West loves taking videos of Kim Kardashian and baby North. The couple had their first baby together June 15. He wants to capture every moment of his girls spending time together. The trio are staying Kris Jenner while their new home is undergoing renovation.
Scarlett Johansson sells L.A. home
Scarlett Johansson has sold her Los Angeles home. She has sold the luxury apartment in a residential tower for $470,000. The unit has been completely remodeled. It has panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills and Downtown Los Angeles. The building offers luxury services.
Fantasia Barrino Staging Broadway Return
Singer Fantasia Barrino is preparing to make her return to Broadway. She’ll be in a new jazz-age musical set at the famed Cotton Club in Harlem, New York. Previews begin Oct. 18. She’ll sing the hits of Lena Horne, Judy Garland, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.
Marc Anthony: 'I'm American, too'
Marc Anthony might sing sultry salsa songs in Spanish, but he's a born-and-raised American. There was criticism about a “foreigner” singing the U.S. national anthem at baseball’s All-Star Game. Marc has Puerto Rican roots, but was born and raised in NYC.
Singer Vikki Carr is 73. Country singer-musician Commander Cody (Hot Rod Lincoln) is 69. Rock singer-musician Alan Gorrie (Average White Band) is 67. Rock musician Brian May is 66. Rock musician Bernie Leadon is 66. Actress Beverly Archer is 65. Actor Peter Barton is 57. Rock musician Kevin Haskins (Love and Rockets; Bauhaus) is 53. Actor Campbell Scott is 52. Actor Anthony Edwards is 51. Actress Clea Lewis is 48. Actor Andrew Kavovit is 42. Rock musician Jason McGerr (Death Cab for Cutie) is 39. Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is 37. Actor Jared Padalecki is 31. Actor Steven Anthony Lawrence is 23.
The 44th annual Comic-Con kicked off last night in San Diego. Lines of costumed characters snaked around both outside and inside the San Diego Convention Center. The cast and creators of several TV shows and movies will be on hand to tease upcoming projects.
Timberlake, Jay-Z double-team Toronto for tour launch
Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z kicked off their “Legends of the Summer” tour last night in Toronto. They are backed by a 14-piece band and four backup singers on platforms. The tour continues in New York Friday and Saturday, then Chicago's Soldier Field Monday.
Timberlake, Macklemore, Mars get MTV VMA nominations
Nominations for this year's MTV Video Music Awards are in. Justin Timberlake has 6, along with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Bruno Mars collected 4. Robin Thicke, Pink, Miley Cyrus and 30 Seconds to Mars all have 3. Fans vote online, the show is Aug. 25 at Barclays Center.
Cory Monteith's body has been cremated
Cory Monteith's body was cremated Tuesday in Vancouver, following a private viewing. He died at age 31 last Saturday of a heroin and alcohol overdose in a hotel room. His mother & girlfriend viewed his body at the hospital. There are 2 vigils for him this weekend in Canada.
2013 ESPYs: Robin Roberts receives Arthur Ashe Courage Award
Robin Roberts received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at last night’s ESPYs. She worked for ESPN from 1990 to 2005 before joining "GMA." She was also a friend of Arthur Ashe. She thanked everyone for standing by her in tough times, and left to a standing ovation.
Fans getting fed up with Rihanna showing up late, pelt her with food
Rihanna showed up an hour late for her concert in Manchester UK Tuesday night. A fan tossed a gift onstage. She chewed him out, so concert-goers pelted her with food, mostly chips. She said “I knew you were all going to be crazy but f***. This is the next level.”
Idol Tour finally starts as Glover’s album gets delayed
So far, American Idol winner Candice Glover's summer has not gone as planned. The Idol Tour starts Friday in Seattle, with a quarter of the tour's dates canceled. The release of her “Music Speaks” has been pushed to Oct. 8. The tour has just 30 shows and no sell-outs.
George Zimmerman’s lawyers meet in exclusive NYC restaurant
The rich and famous often dine at the expensive Nello Restaurant in NYC. Meals there start in the hundreds of dollars. George Zimmerman's lawyers had lunch and champagne there yesterday. They told reporters they still believe the jury made the right decision.
Bomber as rock star? Rolling Stone cover outrage
The Boston Marathon bombing suspect is on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Major retailers nationwide refuse to display it for sale. Public outrage was swift, including hard words from the Boston mayor, bombing survivors and the governor of Massachusetts.
Charlie Sheen welcomes first grandchild
Charlie Sheen is a grandfather. His 28-year-old daughter Cassandra gave birth to a baby girl, Luna, on Wednesday. Her husband Casey Huffman was by her side. Cassandra’s mother is Charlie’s high school girlfriend, Paula Profit. Cassandra looks just like her.
Taylor Swift: Red lipstick makes me feel 'fancy'
Taylor Swift likes red lipstick because it gives her a ''fancy feeling''. She is rarely seen without it. She says the bold fashion statement reminds her of glamorous, inspiring women throughout history. She doesn’t have manicures because she plays the guitar.
Jennifer Lopez Buys A Home With Her Manager
Jennifer Lopez and her longtime manager Benny Medina have bought a home together in Los Angeles. It’s for their families to share when they’re in town. He is the godfather to her twin children. The property will be renovated and ready for occupancy by late summer.
Snooki, JWoww set to return to Jersey Shore
Get ready for Season 3 of Snooki & JWoww. The Jersey Shore spinoff show will be filming in two shore towns: Pelican Island in Berkley, and Seaside Heights. The bayfront community was hit hard by Sandy last fall, and many homes are being rebuilt, elevated or torn down.
Versace mansion: Infamous South Beach Miami murder scene up for auction
The infamous South Beach mansion owned by Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace is on the auction block. The Miami oceanfront estate was previously listed for $125 million. He lived in the 1930s home for five years. He was shot dead in front of the property in 1997.
Kylie And Kendall Jenner Launch Jewelry Line
Kylie and Kendall Jenner are following in the family's entrepreneurial footsteps by launching their own jewelry line. ‘Metal Haven’ is an 11-piece collection, featuring tribal and skull designs. Each piece will cost less than $24 at Nordstrom and online starting July 29.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela is 95. Actor James Brolin is 73. Baseball executive Joe Torre is 73. Singer Martha Reeves is 72. Blues guitarist Lonnie Mack is 72. Actress Audrey Landers is 57. Golfer Nick Faldo is 56. Actress Elizabeth McGovern is 52. Actor Vin Diesel is 46 Retired NBA All-Star Penny Hardaway is 42. Dance music singer-songwriter M.I.A. is 38. Rock musician Daron Malakian (System of a Down; Scars on Broadway) is 38. Rock musician Tony Fagenson (Eve 6) is 35. Actress Kristen Bell is 33. Rock singer Ryan Cabrera is 31. Actor Chace Crawford is 28.
In 1955, Disneyland had its opening day in Anaheim, Calif.
In 1996, TWA Flight 800 exploded and crashed off Long Island, N.Y.
Early reminder: The Emmy Award nominations will be announced tomorrow morning.
Jay-Z's new album sells more than 500K in 1 week
Jay-Z's new album has sold more than 500,000 units its first week. It will debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart this week. The album was officially released July 7. Jay-Z's 12th album had more than 14 million streams in its first week on Spotify.
Coroner: 'Glee' actor Monteith died of overdose
"Glee" actor Cory Monteith died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol. The coroner's report didn't indicate the levels of heroin or alcohol in his system, but it was enough to kill him. He was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room on Saturday after he didn't check out on time.
Glee producers search for two new cast-members
Producers of Glee are searching for 2 new cast-members following the sudden death of Cory Monteith. The producers are trying to create a storyline to explain Finn’s sudden absence. The show was to return Sept 19. Filming may be delayed a month due to cast grief.
The Glee Project Canceled By Oxygen
“The Glee Project” has performed its final show tune. The Oxygen reality series will not return for a third season. The show’s late renewal is what ultimately lead to the cancellation. The decision was made weeks ago therefore the death of Cory Monteith.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to wed on cruise ship
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie may marry on a cruise ship chartered by the Queen. It can hold 50 people in a traditional, romantic setting – all totally private. The luxury ship has been used by the British Monarch on just 2 occasions. The couple have made an offer.
Adam Levine engaged to Victoria’s Secret model
Adam Levine is off the market. The Maroon 5 singer is engaged to model Behati Prinsloo. He proposed over the weekend in Los Angeles. They started dating last year. She is from Namibia and models for Victoria's Secret. Levine also is a judge on NBC’s "The Voice."
Bruce Springsteen Dedicates Track To Trayvon Martin
Bruce Springsteen showed his support for the family of Trayvon Martin. He dedicated a track to the slain teen during his show in Ireland last night. He performed “American Skin (41 Shots),” inspired by a police shooting death of an immigrant in NY in 1999.
Robert Downey, Jr. Tops Forbes Hollywood Money List
Forbes has released their annual list of the highest-paid actors. Robert Downey, Jr. is at the top, earning $75 million in the past year. #2 is Channing Tatum with $60 million, followed by Hugh Jackman with $55 million, and Mark Wahlberg with $52 million.
Pus—y whipped? Pretty woman backs into The Game’s car, he forgives her
The Game gave a full pardon to a beautiful woman who tapped into his BMW Monday night. He was outside a nightclub with his posse. A lady in a Mercedes accidentally backed into his white Beemer. She got out to apologize. He told her not to worry about it.
DJ claims Justin Bieber spit in his face in nightclub
An Ohio man claims Justin Bieber confronted him inside a bar and spit in his face last weekend. The man is a DJ who performed at the Social Room in Columbus. It was 21+ night. Justin is 19. Bouncers thought he was taking phone pics, & Justin confronted him.
Selena Gomez is buying her own house
Selena Gomez is planning to move out of her parents' house. Her mother gave birth to Selena’s sister Gracie last month. Selena wants to buy her own place in Los Angeles. She also is putting together a ten-year plan, and preparing for when she’s no longer popular.
Katy Perry now has 'rules' for John Mayer
Katy Perry wants John Mayer to delete all of his ex-girlfriends' numbers. And no more texting them. And take her out on more dates. Basically, stop acting like John Mayer. After 2 breakups, she has been laying down the law and tightening the leash.
Emma Roberts arrested for hitting boyfriend
Emma Roberts was arrested and released without charge after a domestic violence incident in Montreal. She gave her boyfriend, actor Evan peters, with a bloody nose in a hotel room. He also had a bite mark. He declined to press charges. They have been together a year.
Sherri Shepherd to join on 'How I Met Your Mother'
“The View” co-host Sherri Shepherd will have a recurring role on the 9th season of "How I Met Your Mother." She will play Daphne, a woman traveling to New York on the same flight as Marshall, played by Jason Segel. The sitcom kicks off its ninth and final season Sept. 23.
Nas Lands Hip-hop Fellowship At Harvard University
Rapper Nas has been honored with a fellowship bearing his name at Harvard University. The Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship will benefit students who excel in the arts "in connection with hip-hop". The university’s Hip-Hop Archive supports research in the genre.
The Monkees Kick Off Summer Tour With Nesmith
Michael Nesmith rejoined The Monkees in Port Chester, New York Monday night. It was their first time together since he walked out at the beginning of a European tour in 1997. The band is now on summer tour. Frontman Davy Jones died last year on Feb. 29.
Keith Olbermann returning to ESPN to compete against Regis on Fox Sports
Keith Olbermann has reached an agreement to return to ESPN to host a nightly show. He’s returning to the network where he made a name for himself 16 years ago on "Sports Center." He will talk about pop culture and current events. Politics will be off-limits.
Actor Donald Sutherland (Keifer’s dad) is 78. Actress-singer Diahann Carroll is 78. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is 66. Actor David Hasselhoff is 61. Television producer Mark Burnett ("Survivor," "The Apprentice") is 53. Singer Regina Belle is 50. Singer JC (PM Dawn) is 42. Rapper Sole' is 40. Actor Eric Winter is 37. Actor Mike Vogel is 34. Actor Tom Cullen (TV: "Downton Abbey") is 28. Actor Brando Eaton is 27. Rhythm-and-blues singer Jeremih (jehr-uh-MY') is 26. Actress Summer Bishil (BIHSH'-ihl) is 25.
In 1999, John F. Kennedy Jr.; his wife, Carolyn; and her sister, Lauren Bessette, died when their single-engine plane, piloted by Kennedy, plunged into the Atlantic Ocean near Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.
In 1981, singer Harry Chapin was killed when his car was struck by a tractor-trailer on the Long Island Expressway in Jericho, N.Y.
Dave Matthews picked up by concert fans after bicycle breaks down
A woman & her boyfriend in Harrisburg, Pa. stopped to help a stranded bicyclist Sat. It was Dave Matthews. He didn’t have his cellphone with him. They were on the way to his concert. He put them in the front row, then took them to dinner. He also autographed their tickets.
Chris Brown probation revoked; he remains free
A judge revoked Chris Brown's probation on Monday. The hearing was to review details of an alleged hit-and-run accident May 12 & his behavior afterward. He was not ordered to jail. The hit-&-run case goes to court July 23. He’s back for another probation hearing Aug. 16.
Jenny McCarthy to join 'The View' as co-host
Jenny McCarthy is a new co-host joining "The View." The 17th season starts Sept. 9. She has previously made 17 appearances on ‘The View’ and guest-hosted 8 times. Elizabeth Hasselbeck is gone, Joy Behar is leaving, & Barbara Walters is retiring. More to come.
More tests needed for cause of Monteith's death
The cause of "Glee" actor Cory Monteith's death remains unclear. Authorities in Vancouver are awaiting toxicology test results. He was found dead in his hotel room Saturday. Police have ruled out foul play. Heath Ledger, Corey Haim & River Phoenix died the same way.
Stevie Wonder Boycotts Florida After Zimmerman Verdict
Stevie Wonder won't perform in Florida until its ‘Stand Your Ground’ law is "abolished." He will not perform in any other state that recognizes the law. Many believe the law contributed to George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.
Lindsay Lohan Back to NYC After Rehab
Lindsay Lohan will be returning to New York when her latest rehab stint ends. She is due to leave Cliffside rehab in early August. She previously ruled out NYC due to temptations, but it’s close to her family. Oprah is paying her $2 million for her 8-part docu-series on OWN.
Justin Timberlake's 'Take Back the Night' song spawns legal action
Justin Timberlake has released a single titled "Take Back the Night." It has drawn legal action from the Take Back the Night Foundation, a sexual assault awareness group. He’s never heard of them. The name is trademarked. The song's lyrics are sexual in nature.
Expert: Jackson would have earned $1B on comeback
A certified public accountant testified in the Michael Jackson death trial Monday. He claimed Jackson could have earned over a billion dollars over several years. He died $400M in debt. He was preparing to do a major concert tour and planned to do shows in Las Vegas.
Katy Perry Names New Perfume After Queen Hit
Katy Perry is honoring her love for rockers Queen by naming her latest perfume after the group's 1974 track ‘KILLER Queen.’ The scent will hit stores next month. She said Freddie Mercury painted the lyrics of the powerful & sophisticated woman she wanted to be.
Elton John Extends Hits Streak On Music Chart
Elton John has extended his run as the most prolific performer on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Chart. He has had 69 since ‘Your Song’ in 1970. ‘Home Again’ is the first single from new album ‘The Diving Board.’ He has placed 15 #1 songs on the AC Chart.
Damon Wayans Jr. Returning to ‘New Girl’
Damon Wayans Jr. has booked his first post-‘Happy Endings’ role. He will be reprising his role as Coach on Fox's ‘New Girl.’ He appeared in the ‘New Girl’ pilot, but had to drop out when ABC picked up ‘Happy Endings’ for a 2nd season. It’s now canceled.
Lawson, Saatchi to divorce by end of July
Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson and art collector Charles Saatchi intend to divorce July 31. Neither will receive any financial compensation. The couple separated after a newspaper published photos of Saatchi grasping her throat during an argument at a London restaurant.
Report: Justin Bieber buys house in Colombia
Justin Bieber has bought a 7-bedroom house on Colombia's Caribbean coast for $2 million. The agent who sold it said he came to Cartagena last month and fell in love with the place. Reps for Bieber have not confirmed the purchase of the home.
Charity is auctioning off a day with Real Housewives' Brandi Glanville
A charity is auctioning off a day with Brandi Glanville from RHOBH. It’s valued at $10,000. The current high-bid stands at $1,450, but there are 16 days left to bid. Travel and accommodation are not included. Proceeds benefit a women’s cancer services foundation.
Kelly Osbourne confirms engagement to Matthew Mosshart
Kelly Osbourne has confirmed her engagement to vegan chef Matthew Mosshart. Her brother Jack hinted in February they were engaged. The wedding is planned for summer 2014. Her mother Sharon is doing the planning.
Teri Hatcher Eyeing Desperate Housewives Movie
Teri Hatcher would like to reprise her Desperate Housewives role on the big screen. She starred as Susan Delfino for 8 seasons. She says the show still had life in it that fans would enjoy seeing in a theater. Series creator Marc Cherry denies any plans for a movie revival.
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