April 1 2015
Trevor Noah defends self in backlash to old tweets
Trevor Noah, the newly announced host of "The Daily Show," rejected backlash over his graphic tweets. He posted jokes about Jews & women between 2009 and 2014. He said they are not a reflection of his character. Comedy Central is sticky by him to replace Jon Stewart.
'General Hospital' leads Daytime Emmy nominations
ABC's "General Hospital" earned a leading 28 nominations for Daytime Emmy awards. Four of its stars are in categories for top actor or actress. The ceremony is April 26 on the Pop network. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" has 10 nominations.
The Rolling Stones Announce North American Tour Dates
The Rolling Stones are hitting the road in North America again this summer. The 15-date trek will hit stadiums across the U.S. & Canada. Their date closest to Hampton Roads is July 1 in Raleigh. The show includes video screens, special effects and a stage into the audience.
Dave Chappelle hit by banana peel during New Mexico show
A New Mexico man threw a banana peel at Dave Chappelle during his stand-up show in Sante Fe on Monday. He was upset over remarks Chappelle made about his friend. The man was charged with battery and disorderly conduct & jailed. The peel hit Chappell's leg.
Rihanna dismisses Leonardo DiCaprio dating rumors
Rihanna and Leonardo DiCaprio are reportedly not dating after all. She has dismissed her rumored romance with DiCaprio in a media interview. She said she is too busy for a boyfriend. She said he would "have to live with my schedule and not get scared."
Singer Joni Mitchell hospitalized in Los Angeles
Singer Joni Mitchell is hospitalized in Los Angeles, but details have not been released. She is 71, has 8 Grammy Awards, & is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She released 19 albums dating back to the 1960s. Her top single was "Big Yellow Taxi" in 1970.
Scott Eastwood: 'I Didn't Get Any Handouts From My Dad'
Clint Eastwood made his son Scott work hard to become an actor by refusing to give him a career boost. He had to take odd jobs to pay the rent while struggling to land roles. He got no handouts from Clint. He left L.A. 8 years ago and now lives in San Diego.
Paris Hilton Heading To Las Vegas For DJ Residency
Paris Hilton has landed a new DJ residency in Las Vegas. She just wrapped up a second residency at a club in Ibiza, Spain. She still manages her business ventures during the day, then hits the booth at night. She's been spinning dance tunes in nightclubs for 5 years.
Madonna has 'got so many tales to tell' in memoir
Madonna is thinking about writing her autobiography. She says she has "so many tales to tell." Her songs are ''just one slice of my life.'' She has a lot of ground to cover. She wants to tell stories about her life that have value, are inspiring, and people can relate to.
NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak Get Their Own Spin-Off Series
Bravo has announced 3 new series: NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak will hit the road in "NeNe and Kim: The Road to Riches." "Fit Club" centers on NYC celebrity trainers. And "Ladies of Dallas" is about a group of women navigating the elite tier of the Dallas social scene.
Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty Had Secret Tunnels to Playboy Mansion
The Playboy Mansion had secret tunnels connecting to the homes of Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, James Caan, and Kirk Douglas. All were frequent guests of Hugh Hefner. The tunnels went beneath the Los Angeles Country Club. They were closed in 1989.
Mark Wahlberg to Star in Boston Marathon Bombings Movie 'Patriots' Day'
Mark Wahlberg will play the lead role in "Patriots' Day", a movie about the Boston Marathon bombings. He will also be a producer. Production is scheduled to begin later this year. A rival project "Boston Strong" is also planned to film this year.
Mike Tyson's Abandoned Mansion Transformed Into a Church
Mike Tyson's former lavish mansion in Southington, Ohio, is being turned into a church. The current owner would like Tyson to attend the first gathering inside the church's sanctuary. Tyson lived in the mansion during the late 1980s and 1990s until he went bankrupt.