Celebrities & Entertainment Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Chase's Calendar of Events:
United States: Income Tax Pay Day
National Library Workers Day
National That Sucks Day
National Take a Wild Guess Day A year ago today: two bombs packed with nails and other lethal metal shards exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line, killing two women and an 8-year-old boy and injuring more than 260 people. This year's race will be run next Monday, on Patriot's Day.
In 1850, the city of San Francisco was incorporated (164 years old) Smithfield's Bria Kelly set to sing on 'The Voice' tonight
Smithfield singer Bria Kelly will perform tonight on NBC's 'The Voice.' The episode is expected to wrap up the playoff round. "Team Usher" currently has five singers. After this round, there will only be three. The show is being cut down to the final dozen. Keys for Gabby and Plaxico, but nothing yet for superstar Pharrell
Va Beach city officials plan to honor hometown star Pharrell Williams – "when the opportunity is right." They awarded keys to the city to Olympian Gabby Douglas, & football star Plaxico Burress. Pharrell's latest hit is considered an international anthem to happiness. 'DWTS' Recap: Shocking Elimination and Perfect Score on Disney Night
Cody Simpson was unexpectedly sent home in the fifth week of 'DWTS,' while James Maslow earned the first perfect score of the season. Celebrity contestants danced Disney-themed numbers. Season 9 champion Donny Osmond returned as a guest judge. Taylor Swift surprises fan at bridal shower
Taylor Swift traveled to Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday to attend a fan's bridal shower. Gena Gabrielle had sent an invitation. She was shocked when Taylor showed up. They previously met at a meet-&-greet. Taylor gave her a KitchenAid mixer and Le Creuset cookware. Ultimate Warrior had a bad heart, according to autopsy
The Ultimate Warrior died from a massive heart attack, according to the medical examiner. He had heart disease. Neither drugs nor alcohol were directly involved. He died April 8 outside an Arizona hotel. His lawyers are suing to stop knockoff merchandise sales. Turnabout: Ice Cube now says comments about Paul Walker were misconstrued
Ice Cube says he was not taking a shot at Paul Walker when he griped about losing to him at the MTV Movie Awards. He claims his words were misinterpreted. Social media turned up the heat for his comments. He tweeted, "I would never diss the actors who won." Miley Cyrus gives back new puppy: 'It's too soon'
Miley Cyrus' mother, Tish, gifted her a new puppy. But Miley has decided to give him away. She Tweeted, "thank you for giving me so much love, comfort, & peace. It's just too soon for me right now." She gave him to a friend. Her former pet "Floyd" died April 1. Jennifer Hudson Drops Sexy New Track 'Walk It Out' Ft. Timbaland
Jennifer Hudson has returned with a new single titled "Walk It Out". It features guest vocals from Timbaland, who is also the track's co-producer. "Walk It Out" is from her forthcoming third studio album. The yet-to-be-titled set is expected to be released later this year. Alexa Ray Joel Collapses During Sold-Out Performance
Alexa Ray Joel, daughter of Billy Joel & Christie Brinkley, collapsed on stage at Café Carlyle in NY Saturday night. She was rushed to New York Presbyterian Hospital. She had a sudden drop in blood pressure. Saturday's show was the last in a 2-week run for Joel at the venue. Chris Brown Previews Collaboration With Ariana Grande 'Don't Be Gone Too Long'
Chris Brown has treated his fans to a preview of his delayed collaboration with Ariana Grande, "Don't Be Gone Too Long". It hit the web yesterday. He dances to the song in a dimly-lit room. It will be featured on his next album "X", due out May 5. Judge: Michael Jackson's mom should pay costs
A judge has ruled Michael Jackson's mother should pay more than $800,000 in trial costs to concert promoter AEG Live LLC. She claimed they hired the doctor who killed her son Michael in 2009. The court did not agree. The verdict & rulings are currently being appealed. Flavor Flav takes plea deal in Vegas battery case
Entertainer Flavor Flav has been sentenced to probation and more counseling in a Las Vegas domestic violence case. He acknowledged chasing his girlfriend's son with a kitchen knife in Oct 2012. The family has reconciled. Up next: a speeding/no license case in Mineola, N.Y. Brad Pitt Lands Role In Afghanistan War Movie 'The Operators'
Brad Pitt will star and produce in another war film. He will portray Gen. Stanley McChrystal, former commanding general of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. McChrystal was critical of President Obama on his handling of the war. He resigned following a Rolling Stone article. Comedian Capone To Play Suge Knight
Comedian Capone is set to play former rap mogul Suge Knight in the upcoming N.W.A biopic. Rapper and N.W.A. co-founder Ice Cube recently began casting for 'Straight Outta Compton.' The movie will tell the story of the rap group's rise to fame and split in 1991. Today's Birthdays: Country singer Roy Clark is 81. Rock singer-guitarist Dave Edmunds is 71. Singer Samantha Fox is 48. Olympic gold, silver and bronze medal swimmer Dara Torres is 47. Rock musician Ed O'Brien (Radiohead) is 46. Actor Flex Alexander is 44. Actor Danny Pino is 40. Actor Douglas Spain is 40. Actor Luke Evans is 35. Rock musician Patrick Carney (The Black Keys) is 34. Actor-writer Seth Rogen is 32. Actress Alice Braga is 31. Rock musician De'Mar Hamilton (Plain White T's) is 30. Actress Emma Watson is 24.
A silent therapist can make even the toughest among us squirm. This discomfort occurs when a patient expects a therapy session to follow the social norm. That is, you talk and then I talk. In fact, in a typical social setting, it is a faux pas to hog the conversation. But therapy is NOT a social encounter. In fact, there is nothing social about it. It is a patient-doctor relationship. This means one person has a problem and one person has a solution. The burden is on the patient to say whatever comes to mind about the problem while the doctor/therapist listens for clues on how to solve it.
A conversation going nowhere in a social setting can mean one party is preoccupied, disinterested or simply out of sync with the other person. In therapy, silence means something else entirely. In short, it provides a wealth of information.
Silence gives a therapist just as much information as words. When the silence occurs, how the patient breaks the silence, what the patient is thinking about during the silence and how the silence is broken all give the therapist a better understanding of the patient.
As stated earlier, most patients feel awkward when silence ensues. This awkwardness is another word for stress. Zipping it, therefore, gives the therapist a ringside view as to how a patient handles stress. Does the patient rush to fill the silence, does he get angry with the therapist, does he become silent himself? An astute therapist will watch this play out then put it together for the patient. "I noticed you got anxious when there was a silence between us." The patient may respond, "Yeah. Silence always reminds me of when my dad would take off in his car after an argument with my mother." Now, we have a gem, a new piece of information to focus on that might never have been discovered had we filled the silence with banalities about the weather.
In a similar vein, silence allows a patient to recreate his relationships in the office. This isn't possible if the therapist is a chatty-cathy. Her silence allows the patient to make her into whatever character he unconsciously wishes. The therapist becomes the withholding mother or the distant father or the dead grandparent. Again, the astute therapist will point it out, pursue it and learn from it.
Further, if the therapist talks it breaks the patient's train of thought. Let's say the patient is talking about a problem with his mother (yes, the stereotypical mother problem). If the therapist were to chime in and change the course of the conversation, "hey, if you think your mom was bad listen to what my mom did!" The information the patient was trying to parlay would be lost. Maybe he was going to reveal abuse or another trauma, the opportunity is lost, maybe, regrettably, forever.
So, when your therapist appears "too quiet" understand that she is thinking, watching and listening on your behalf. He is not making out a grocery list, thinking about his fantasy football team or bored. Inevitably, there are stories about the rare therapist who has somehow missed this lesson. They treat the therapy session as a tea party or worse, a therapy session for themselves. In one spectacularly unbelievable story a patient told me that, while crying about a painful experience, his therapist suddenly asked him where he'd bought his tie! In a mind-numbing twist of events some therapists act as if they are the patient. This would be like a surgeon handing a man with acute appendicitis the scalpel and saying "hey buddy, can you stop complaining for a minute and get that little mole off my back there like a good sport?" What a horrible dilemma! Most patients want to oblige their doctors but they also have an underlying sense of how terribly wrong this is. There may be a temporary relief that therapy is imitating the social situation but, most patients eventually see this for what it truly is, an abuse of power.
So, remember, silence in session can reveal valuable information. It's our equivalent of an xray or blood test. We can now see what's going on inside of you. And, you deserve a therapist who can hold his tongue, is more interested in your problems than theirs and understands that treatment goes in only one direction. If you want to chit-chat head to a happy hour. If you want treatment, embrace the therapist who can embrace the awkward silence.
Celebrities & Entertainment Monday, April 14, 2014 Chase's Calendar of Events:
Passover begins at sundown
Children with Alopecia Day (autoimmune hair-loss)
International Moment of Laughter Day
Pathologists' Assistant Day On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth while watching a performance of "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater in Washington. He survived, but died 9 hours later in a building across the street due to lack of medical care. In 1912, the Titanic collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 11:40 p.m. The ship went under two hours and 40 minutes later with the loss of 1,514 lives.
Tonight on DWTS: The nine remaining couples perform to songs from Disney films; guest judge Donny Osmond. 'Hunger Games' top winner at MTV Movie Awards
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" was best film at last night's MTV Movie Awards. Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson were best performers. Mark Wahlberg won the generation award. The show was up against HBO's popular "Game of Thrones" and AMC's "Mad Men." With $41.4M, 'Captain America' holds off 'Rio 2'
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" took in $41.4 million at the weekend box office. Animated Amazon jungle tale "Rio 2" debuted with $39 million. Low-budget horror film "Oculus" took in $12 million. Football drama "Draft Day" was 4th with a weak $9.8 million. Pharrell Williams' Falsetto Ruined By Coachella Sand
Pharrell Williams struggled through his set at the Coachella music festival Saturday night. The California desert winds caused sand to irritate his throat. An apparent technical issue also forced him to scrap an elaborate stage backdrop. He apologized to the crowd. Beyonce makes surprise appearance at Coachella
Beyonce appeared onstage at Coachella with her sister Solange for an impromptu rendition of Losing You. The sibling duo joyfully performed a choreographed dance number. Fans took to social media to express their surprise, but happy to see the sisters having a good time. NFL player yells "Bomb" in LAX terminal, facing serious charges
San Francisco 49ers star player Aldon Smith was preparing to board a flight at LAX last night. He was selected for a random 2nd screening. He yelled out "bomb," and was arrested. Police say he was uncooperative. He was released on $20K bail and faces a year in jail. 'SNL' monologue features James Franco, Zooey Deschanel & Taylor Swift
Seth Rogen called on some famous friends for his third time at hosting SNL. He was joined during his monologue by James Franco, Zooey Deschanel & Taylor Swift. Taylor interrupted the monologue to offer her support: "Every time a man shows emotion, I appear." Bria Kelly is ready for what comes next on 'The Voice'
Bria Kelly of Smithfield is ready to sing her way into the next round on The Voice. The show is on tonight and tomorrow night. She is on team Usher, who must cut his roster down to three. Her cap & gown has arrived at home…she's due to graduate high school in June. Andrew Garfield and Coldplay Book 'Saturday Night Live' Gigs
Andrew Garfield will swing his way to Rockefeller Plaza to host "SNL May 3. His latest movie "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" will be out May 2. He'll be joined by Coldplay as musical guest for their 5th time. They last performed in 2011 when Emma Stone hosted the show. 'Once Upon A Time' Co-Stars, Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas, Get Married
Ginnifer Godwin married her 'Once Upon A Time' co-star Josh Dallas on Saturday. They tied the knot at sunset in Los Angeles in a small ceremony attended by 30 close friends & family. Godwin is currently pregnant with the pair's first child together. Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter Marries Longtime Love Lauren Kitt
Nick Carter is now a married man. The Backstreet Boy married longtime girlfriend Lauren Kitt Saturday by the ocean in Santa Barbara. The rest of the group was there as well. The newly-married couple sealed their vows by kissing for over a minute. Duchess Kate Silences Pregnancy Rumors With Wine Tasting
Dutchess Kate dispelled rumors she is pregnant by sipping wine during a visit to a vineyard in New Zealand. Prince William received a gift of a shawl for son Prince George. He said "You might have to make another one soon." Prince George is now 8 months old. Pharrell Williams Explains Full Meaning Behind Son Rocket's Name
Pharrell Williams named his son Rocket Ayer to honor his favorite musicians: Stevie Wonder (Rocket Love), Elton John (Rocket Man), Herbie Hancock (Rocket) and Roy Ayers. The boy is now 5. Metaphorically, a rocket is meant to go up, to go forward, and to succeed. Kate Upton thinks her breasts are too large
Kate Upton says she doesn't like the size of her "girls." She says they are too big and her clothing choices are limited. They are also frequently the topic of conversations. They made her a fortune in magazine photos. But she wishes they were more like clip-ons. Red Hot Chili Peppers' Music Used As Torture At Guantanamo
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are furious U.S. authorities are forcing detainees at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba to listen to their music on loops. Non-stop song loops are used as sound torture. Metallica previously voiced their objections to the same practice. Kanye West's Adidas Sneakers Delayed Until 2015
Kanye West fans will have to wait until 2015 to get his new Adidas sneaker. The collection will not be ready in time for release this summer. The sneakers are still in the design stage and will not go into production for several months. He signed with Adidas in November.
Marilyn Monroe earrings auctioned for $185,000
A pair of rhinestone earrings Marilyn Monroe wore to a 1955 Hollywood film premiere have sold at auction for $185,000. She wore them at the opening of "The Rose Tattoo," a movie she was not in. The buyer was a foreign collector, who remained anonymous. Today's Birthdays: Country singer Loretta Lynn is 82. Actress Julie Christie is 74. Retired MLB All-Star Pete Rose is 73. Actor Brad Garrett is 54. Rock singer-musician John Bell (Widespread Panic) is 52. Actor Anthony Michael Hall is 46. Actor Adrien Brody is 41. Rapper DaBrat is 40. Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar is 37. Actor-producer Rob McElhenney is 37. Roots singer JD McPherson is 37. Rock singer Win Butler (Arcade Fire) is 34. Actress Claire Coffee is 34. Actor Christian Alexander is 24. Actor Nick Krause is 22. Actress Vivien Cardone is 21. Actor Graham Phillips is 21. Actress Abigail Breslin
Celebrities & Entertainment Friday, April 11, 2014
Chase's Calendar of Events:
Barbershop Quartet Day Education and Sharing Day International "Louie Louie" Day National Teach Children to Save Day Global Youth Service Day (Apr 11-13).
Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Draft Day - At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams. Stars Kevin Costner,
Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, and Sean Combs. (PG-13)
Oculus - A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon. Stars Karen Gillan, Katee Sackhoff, Brenton Thwaites, and Rory Cochrane. (R)
Rio 2 (animated) - Jewel, Blu and their three kids leave their domesticated life in that magical city of Rio for a journey to the Amazon. Along the way, they encounter a menagerie of characters who are born to be wild. Features the voices of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Will.i.am, Kristin Chenoweth, Jamie Foxx, and Bruno Mars. (G)
Colbert to succeed Letterman as host of 'The Late Show'
Stephen Colbert (Col-Bear) will succeed David Letterman as host of "The Late Show." He has inked a 5-year-contract, to start in 2015. Colbert has hosted Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" since 2005. CBS made the choice, but Letterman approved it.
CBS to pay Craig Ferguson $5 million for being passed over
Craig Ferguson's contract awards him $5 million for being passed over for David Letterman's "Late Show." He was guaranteed right of first-refusal, but CBS made the decision without consulting him. His contract expires in June. His show is up against Seth Myers on NBC.
'American Idol' Results: Malaya Watson Going Home
Another female singer was sent home on "American Idol." Malaya Watson got the boot, making her the fifth female finalist to be eliminated. Only two girls are left against five boys in the competition. Watson was joined at the bottom along with C.J. Harris.
Chris Martin Without Wedding Ring in First Post-Split Public Appearance
Chris Martin was upbeat at last night's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Brooklyn. The Coldplay frontman came onstage without his wedding ring and noticeably tan. He inducted singer Peter Gabriel into the Hall of Fame.
Selena Gomez fires parents as managers
Selena Gomez has fired her parents as her managers. She wants to hire a professional to help her with her schedule. Mother Mandy and step-father Brian had been guiding her career since 2007. She has been talking with Katy Perry's manager Bradford Cobb.
Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber arrive at recording studio together in Miami
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were spotted entering a recording studio in Miami yesterday. She kept her head down as she rushed inside the Hit Factory, ahead of Bieber, who is in Miami working on his new album. He prefers working through the night.
Pharrell's New Album A Tribute To Women And Equality
Pharrell Williams appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday. He revealed his new album G I R L is a tribute to females all over the world. He noted that "there's a lot of inequality with women. This species came into existence through a woman's body."
Khloe Kardashian attends L.A. party with rumored boyfriend
Khloe Kardashian stepped out with Moroccan-born U.S. rapper French Montana in West Hollywood. They sat with Kourtney Kardashian's husband, Scott Disick, at a table by the DJ booth. The two have fueled relationship rumors by spending a lot of time in public together.
Billy Joel surprises elementary school kids
Deasy Elementary School in Glen Cove, N.Y. put on a spring concert titled "The River of Dreams: A Billy Joel Tribute." They invited Billy, but didn't expect him to show up. He arrived just before showtime, and watched the 350 students perform 15 of his songs.
Aerosmith's Tyler, Perry Record New 'Dream On' for Boston Marathon Special
Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry have recorded a new arrangement of "Dream On" to honor victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. They are accompanied by the Southern California Children's Chorus. Tuesday is the anniversary of the attacks.
Charlie Sheen To Host Relationship Quiz Show
Charlie Sheen is adding TV host to his resume with a new relationship quiz show. He will produce and front the pilot for 'Charlie Sheen's Bad Influence,' which will test real-life couples to see how well they know each other. The show will air on We tv.
The Smashing Pumpkins To Re-release Adore Album As Box Set
The Smashing Pumpkins are set to re-release their 1998 album Adore as a box set featuring new material this summer. The six-disc set will include unreleased songs and a live DVD from their 1998 charity tour. The group is releasing two new albums in 2015.
Today's Birthdays: Ethel Kennedy is 86. Actor Joel Grey is 82. Actress Louise Lasser is 75. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Ellen Goodman is 73. Movie writer-director John Milius is 70. Actor Peter Riegert is 67. Actor Meshach Taylor is 67. Movie director Carl Franklin is 65. Actor Bill Irwin is 64. Country singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale is 57. Songwriter-producer Daryl Simmons is 57. Rock musician Nigel Pulsford is 53. Actor Lucky Vanous is 53. Country singer Steve Azar is 50. Singer Lisa Stansfield is 48. Rock musician Dylan Keefe (Marcy Playground) is 44. Actor Johnny Messner is 44. Actor Vicellous (vy-SAY'-luhs) Shannon is 43. Rapper David Banner is 40. Actress Tricia Helfer is 40. Rock musician Chris Gaylor (The All-American Rejects) is 35. Actress Kelli Garner is 30. Singer Joss Stone is 27. Actress-dancer Kaitlyn Jenkins (TV: "Bunheads") is 22.
ABC tells Barbara Walters to add a male to 'The View'
More major changes in store for 'The View' following Barbara Walter's exit next month. She is searching for a male journalist to join the all-female team for the first time. The network wants a male point of view on the program. Producers are looking into candidates.
Fox News anchor calls UConn the 'NAACP' champions
Fox News anchor Heather Childers congratulated the Connecticut men's team for being "NAACP" champions Monday night. She immediately corrected herself, and later apologized on Twitter. She admitted she misspoke, and provided "fuel 4 late night comics."
After 80-year career, Mickey Rooney estate: $18K
Mickey Rooney signed his last will March 11. He left his entire estate, $18,000, to his stepson, who was his caretaker. His 8 children get nothing. His estranged wife gets his pension benefits. Rooney died Sunday from complications related to diabetes. He was 93.
Birdman says Bieber's Bugatti is a loaner only
Birdman has gone into damage control – he did NOT give Justin Bieber a $2 million Bugatti. He insists the car is just a loaner whenever Justin visits Miami. Bieber posted a photo on Instagram with thanks to Birdman for "his first Bugatti."
NBC sets online talent search for comedy writers
NBC is launching a talent search for comedy writers. Two winners will create half-hour comedies to air in summer 2015. The judges are Eva Longoria, Sean Hayes, Mindy Kaling & Seth Meyers. Application videos can be submitted to nbccomedyplayground.com May 1.
Wrestling Star The Ultimate Warrior Dies at 54 days after induction
If you're a fan of wrestling, some sad news to report. Wrestling star The Ultimate Warrior has died at age 54. He collapsed at a hotel in Arizona yesterday afternoon as he and his wife were walking to their car. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame April 5.
Shirley MacLaine Joins The Cast Of 'Glee' For Guest Role
Shirley MacLaine is the latest star to join the cast of 'Glee'. The 79 year-old is set to appear in several episodes, and will play a NYC socialite. Her character's main endeavour is to transform Blaine (Darren Criss) into a star. Shirley was recently in 'Downton Abbey.'
Charlie Sheen invites ex-wife Brooke Mueller to wedding
Charlie Sheen and fiancée Brett Rossi want his ex-wife Brooke Mueller to attend their wedding. Twins Max and Bob will be part of the ceremony. Brett still has yet to finalize her divorce from first husband Jonathan Ross. Brooke has been to rehab more than 20 times.
Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez Debut 2014 World Cup Song 'We Are One'
Pitbull has released "We Are One (Ole-Ola)," the official song for the World Cup. The track features guest vocals from Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte. They will perform it during the soccer tournament's opening ceremony June 12 in Sao Paulo.
'America's Got Talent' Season 9 Twists Include Judges' Save
"America's Got Talent" will return May 27 with some tweaks. "AGT" will introduce its own version of the save. The golden buzzer can only be used once during the season. And contestants will perform for the first time in front of a live audience in New York.
Steven Spielberg Renting Out Malibu Beach House For $150,000 A Month
Steven Spielberg has put his Malibu, California beach pad up for lease for $150,000-per-month. You get 7 bedrooms, a guest house, pool, spa, library, and movie theater. Your neighbors are Pierce Brosnan, Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Dustin Hoffman & Danny DeVito.
Beyonce Was Sick During Xo Recording
Beyonce had a sinus infection when she recorded the vocals for her popular song Xo. It was not intended for inclusion on the final cut of her recent album -- the pitch wasn't perfect. She said she recorded it in a few minutes just as a demo and decided to keep the vocals.
Jennifer Lawrence featured in Martha Stewart Weddings as a bridesmaid
Jennifer Lawrence is on the cover of Martha Stewart Weddings, which hit stands last week. Her brother was married last October. A photo from the wedding was selected for the magazine's cover. Jennifer wore a strapless J. Crew bridemaid's dress.
Paris Hilton Sues Shoe Company for Owing Her Royalties
Paris Hilton is suing New York-based Antebi Footwear Group for breach of contract. She says they have paid only have of their agreement to market her high-end footwear. Paris Hilton Entertainment designed the collection. She wants the contract terminated.
Mick Fleetwood to Host '24 Hours' TV Series
Mick Fleetwood will host a series of television specials featuring conversations and adventures with friends and colleagues. He'll spend a day with each guest probing their thoughts, interests and ideas. Where and when it will air has not yet been announced.
Today's Birthdays: Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner is 88. Actress Michael Learned is 75. Actor Dennis Quaid is 60. Actress-model Paulina Porizkova is 49. Actress Cynthia Nixon is 48. Rock singer Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) is 37. Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam is 35. Actor Ryan Northcott is 34. Actress Leighton Meester is 28. Actor-singer Jesse McCartney is 27. Rhythm-and-blues singer Jazmine Sullivan is 27. Actress Kristen Stewart is 24. Actress Elle Fanning is 16
Lindsay Lohan comped for $150,000 stay at Malibu rehab
Lindsay Lohan did not pay a penny for her stay at the Cliffside Malibu rehab facility. She was comped. Management decided the publicity offset the cost. Her health insurance refused any payment because this was her sixth time in treatment. Total cost: $150,000.
Michael Strahan to join 'Good Morning America' part time
Michael Strahan is expected to join "Good Morning America" on a part-time basis. He will continue as co-host of "Live with Kelly and Michael." Top-rated GMA recently lost Sam Champion to The Weather Channel and Josh Elliott to NBC Sports.
Josh Elliott being groomed to replace Matt Lauer at Today
Josh Elliott took a pay cut to join NBC. ABC signed Robin Roberts for $14M. They offered Josh just $5M. He was insulted, and left for $3M at NBC. It's a gamble, but it may pay off big…NBC will test viewers to see if he can replace Matt Lauer at some point.
Kanye postpones Australia tour to record new album
Kanye West has postponed his May tour of Australia to concentrate on new music. He announced Tuesday he'll postpone 7 dates in 5 cities to finish his new album, expected to be released later this year. The announcement included no other details.
Kanye returns from trip to China
Kanye West is back in Los Angeles after a trip to China. He was there promoting the new line of Adidas shoes he has designed. He lived in China for a year at age 10. His mother was an English teacher there. Kim and North are in Thailand filming 'The Kardashians.'
Justin Bieber likely to receive probation in Miami
Prosecutors in Miami are working out a deal with Justin Bieber's lawyers. He would plead no contest to reckless driving, and the 3 other charges will be dropped. The prosecutors have backed off their demand for random drug testing. He likely will receive a year's probation.
'Mother' sets ratings record with finale
The one-hour series finale of 'How I Met Your Mother' was the show's top-rated episode. About 13 million fans tuned in Monday night. Its young-adult crowd more than doubled ABC's DWTS. Many fans on social media weren't happy with the way Mother ended.
Chris Brown Thanks Fans And Karrueche Tran From Prison Phone
Chris Brown wanted to reach out to his devoted fans, known as 'Team Breezy,' to thank them for their support. He had Karrueche Tran come to prison to record a message on her phone. She has uploaded the clip to Instagram. He has been in jail 3 weeks.
Lance Bass Announces 'N Sync Reunion As April Fools' Day Prank
Lance Bass teased fans on April Fools' Day by announcing the reunion of boy band 'N Sync. His realistic announcement promised 2 new songs & a world tour, with opening act Miley Cyrus. Bass later followed up his post with a tweet that read: "Happy #AprilFoolsDay!"
Lady GaGa to Perform on 'Late Show' for the First Time tonight
Lady GaGa will perform tonight on the "Late Show with David Letterman." This will be her first performance on the show, but not her first appearance. She sat for an interview on May 23, 2011. She turned 28 last week. Martha Stewart is also on tonight's show.
Wedding guests of Kim and Kanye to be treated like royalty
200 guests have been invited to attend Kim and Kanye's wedding in Paris next month. Each was given a gold silk box containing a photo album of their fairytale romance and a silk invitation etched in real gold leaf. They have rented the Trianon Palace Hotel in Paris.
Revealed: Sean Avery cussed out DWTS producer, gets canned
Sean Avery's elimination on DWTS last week was surprising. A show insider has revealed he had a heated argument with the show's producer, and was booted out, along with swimmer Diana Nyad. Sean, a former NHL player, didn't like his portrayal as the show's bad boy.
Sarah McLachlan debuts first new music in four years
Sarah McLachlan has premiered the song "In Your Shoes" ahead of Shine On, her first new album in four years. She calls it "very much a female empowerment song." Shine On will debut on May 6, and McLachlan begins her new tour on June 20 in Seattle.
Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers has book deal
Michael "Flea" Balzary of the Red Hot Chili Peppers has embarked on a "sacred" mission: writing a memoir. He is 51, and has been with the band over 3 decades. He says they helped shape his identity. No release date has been set for the memoir.
Rosie O'Donnell to get honorary Tony Award
Rosie O'Donnell will receive a special Tony award June 8 for contributions to humanitarian causes. She who won a 1999 Emmy for hosting the Tonys. She founded an organization that provides NYC school students with opportunities to learn dance, music and drama.
Anderson Cooper won't get mom's millions
Anderson Cooper won't be inheriting any money from his famous mother. Gloria Vanderbilt has told him he doesn't stand to inherit her fortune. He doesn't need it, and doesn't want it. He believes an inheritance, or trust fund, is a curse. "I think it's an initiative sucker."
Today's Birthdays: Actor Christopher Meloni is 53. Rock musician Tony Fredianelli (Third Eye Blind) is 45. Actress Roselyn Sanchez is 41. Actor Michael Fassbender is 37. Actress Jaime Ray Newman is 36. Rock musician Jesse Carmichael (Maroon 5) is 35. Actress Bethany Joy Lenz is 33. Singer Lee Dewyze ("American Idol") is 28. Actor Jesse Plemons is 26. Singer Aaron Kelly ("American Idol") is 21.
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Noah - A man is chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission of rescue before an apocalyptic flood destroys the world. Stars Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, and Nick Nolte. (PG-13)
Cesar Chavez - A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer. Torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to bringing dignity and justice to others, Cesar Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle for the rights of farm workers. Stars Michael Peña, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, and John Malkovich. (PG-13)
Sabotage - Members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house. Stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, and Josh Holloway. (R)
Pharrell Williams Scores New Eco-Friendly Adidas Deal
Pharrell Williams has become the latest celebrity to land his own fashion collection with sports giant Adidas. The Adidas Originals collection is expected to go on sale this summer. It’s made with Bionic Yarn fabric -- cloth made from plastic debris found in the ocean.
Beyonce Cries Onstage at Last 'Mrs. Carter' Show in Lisbon
Beyonce got emotional last night as she wrapped up her "Mrs. Carter" world tour in Lisbon, Portugal. She broke down in tears talking about the tour to fans who packed the arena. She performed 132 shows dating back to last April. She dedicated the song "XO" to her Beyhive.
Majesty Rose sings “Happy” on Idol, gets sent home
On ‘American Idol’ last night, Sam Woolf, C.J. Harris and Majesty Rose were the bottom three. Sam and C.J. were sent back to the contestants' lounge. Majesty had to sing for her survival. She sang Pharrell Williams's "Happy." Not good enough for the save…she’s out.
Justin Bieber's Bodyguard Indicted On Two Felony Charges After Paparazzo Run-in
Justin Bieber's bodyguard is charged with two felonies following a run-in with a paparazzo in Atlanta last month. Hugo Hesny admitted to stealing a camera after the photographer got too close to Bieber. Justin is not suspected of any involvement. Hesny is free on bail.
Chris Brown's lawyers want judge to dismiss assault case
Chris Brown's lawyers are asking a judge to dismiss the misdemeanor assault charge he's facing in Washington, D.C. They claim prosecutors misused the grand jury process to prepare for his April trial. He and his bodyguard are accused of punching a man.
Paul Walker's mother reaches agreement
Paul Walker's mother has reached a custody agreement with the mother of his teenage daughter, Meadow. Cheryl Walker and Rebecca Soteros have resolved their issues out of court. Meadow will live with her mother, but the estate will be under court management.
Search on for actor to play Tupac Shakur in biopic
18 years after the murder of Tupac Shakur, the rapper will be bought back to life in a biopic. It will be directed by his friend John Singleton, who directed him in 1993’s ‘Poetic Justice.’ Anthony Mackie played Tupac in the 2010 movie Notorious.
Omarion To Be A Dad
Omarion is set to become a first-time father. He and girlfriend Apryl Jones are expecting their first child, a son, later this summer. He posted a photo of the ultrasound to Instagram. He said, "we have no problem with sharing the process of our pregnancy with the public."
Taylor Swift Buys $20 Million Penthouses In New York
Taylor Swift has purchased duplex penthouses worth $20 million in NYC. The 2 luxury units are in the Big Apple's TriBeCa district, the top 2 floors of a boutique building. Swift also has properties in Nashville, Beverly Hills, and a beachfront mansion in Watch Hill, Rhode Island.
Robin Thicke Ends Spat Over Blurred Lines
Robin Thicke and Bridgeport Music have settled their dispute over the alleged sampling of Funkadelic's Sexy Ways in ‘Blurred Lines.’ He now faces a possible legal battle with Marvin Gaye's children over alleged samplings from his songs. A mediation session is next month.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Trained With Swat Team For Sabotage
Arnold Schwarzenegger trained with a Los Angeles Swat team for 3 months to perfect his weapons skills for new movie Sabotage. He plays a Drug Enforcement Agency officer. There's a difference between the military and police force weapons and tactics.
Chris Martin, Gwyneth Paltrow take kids to Bahamas
Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow are in the Bahamas with their children. They are renting a private beachfront villa that costs $7,500 a week. They have been spotted playing on the beach and horseback riding. Witnesses say they are staying apart & won’t touch each other.
Ashlee Simpson celebrates engagement
Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross celebrated their engagement at a lavish outdoor party in Los Angeles Wednesday night. They got engaged in Hawaii in January after six months of dating. Ashlee has a five-year-old son, Bronx, with her ex-husband Pete Wentz.
Sandra Bullock plans to make 'Miss Congeniality' television show
Sandra Bullock has a Miss Congeniality television series in the works. She wants to create a TV spinoff of the 2000 movie comedy. She will not appear in the show, but would serve as producer. She continues her friendships with FBI agents she met researching the role.
Kelly Clarkson Teams Up With Martina McBride for 'In the Basement'
Martina McBride and Kelly Clarkson have teamed up on the new single "In the Basement." The track was originally recorded by Etta James and Sugar Pie DeSanto in 1966. It will be included on McBride's album "Everlasting," out April 8. It features 12 covers of R&B songs.
LL Cool J to Host ACM Special Saluting Military
LL Cool J is adding more hosting duties to his resume. He will co-host the Academy of Country Music's annual television special with Chris O'Donnell. "ACM’s All-Star Salute to the Troops" will be taped April 7 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It will air May 20 on CBS.
Whitney Houston's Sister-in-law Obtains Restraining Order
Whitney Houston's sister-in-law has obtained a restraining order against the new husband of Bobbi Kristina Brown. Pat Houston claims Nick Gordon made threats & posted photos of guns on Twitter after a fight at a family function. She wants him to stay away from her.
Today's Birthdays: Actress Conchata Ferrell is 71. Actor Ken Howard is 70. Actress Dianne Wiest (weest) is 66. Country singer Reba McEntire is 59. Olympic gold medal gymnast Bart Conner is 56. Rapper Salt (Salt-N-Pepa) is 48. Actress Tracey Needham is 47. Movie director Brett Ratner is 45. Actor Vince Vaughn is 44. Rapper Mr. Cheeks (Lost Boyz) is 43. Actor Ken L. is 41. Singer/songwriter Matt Nathanson is 41. Reality show mom-of-8 Kate Gosselin is 39. Rock musician Dave Keuning is 38. Actress Annie Wersching is 37. Actress Julia Stiles is 33. Singer Lady Gaga is 28.