20 years ago tonight, in 1993, "The Late Show with David Letterman" premiered on CBS.
In 1997, Americans received word of the car crash in Paris that claimed the life of Princess Diana. Because of the time difference, it was Aug. 31 where the crash occurred.
One Direction: This Is Us - A look at Niall, Zayn, Liam, Louis, and Harry's meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London's famed O2 Arena. Rated PG.
Getaway – A former race-car driver is pitted against the clock when his wife is kidnapped by a mysterious villain. He commanders a young woman's car and takes her on a high-speed race against time. Stars Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez and Jon Voight. Rated PG-13.
Closed Circuit - A high-profile terrorism case unexpectedly binds together two ex-lovers on the defense team - testing the limits of their loyalties and placing their lives in jeopardy. Stars Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, Jim Broadbent and Julia Stiles. Rated R.
Fergie gives birth to baby boy
Fergie and husband Josh Duhamel have welcomed their first son. He was delivered by C-section. Axl Jack weighed 7 pounds and 10 ounces. He is named after the lead singer of Guns N Roses, Axl Rose. They are in the same suite previously occupied by Kim Kardashian.
It’ll Be a Girl for Kevin and Danielle Jonas
Kevin and Danielle Jonas are thinking pink. The couple revealed the gender of their first child by posting its ultrasound photo online. The baby’s head is topped by a pink bow. She is due sometime this winter. No word on a name yet.
Beyonce shoots video at Coney Island, couple stuck on ride
Beyoncé brought New York's famous Coney Island to a standstill on Thursday. She was in town to record a music video. She was greeted by adoring fans, mixing and mingling before heading on her way. One couple was stuck on a Ferris Wheel while she had makeup applied.
Kylie Jenner Has First Car Crash
It's been a little over 2 weeks since Kylie Jenner passed her driving test. On Wednesday, she hit the brakes too late and caused a chain-reaction accident. No one was hurt. Her brand new Mercedes SUV is in the shop. The other two drivers expect big insurance checks.
Amanda Bynes set for 'prolonged treatment'
Amanda Bynes' doctors have reportedly recommended ''prolonged treatment.'' They want to keep her in a psych unit at UCLA until 2014. Her diagnosis is complex, and the appropriate drug cocktail to treat her hasn't been achieved yet. They want her stable before release.
Jay Z Debuts His New Music Video on Facebook
Jay Z has pulled a first: He exclusively premiered his new video, "Holy Grail," on his Facebook page Thursday at noon. And he had some heavyweight star power: Justin Timberlake. The clip was the first by a major music star to debut on the social media site.
Christina Aguilera posts heart felt letter to fans
Fans of Christina Aguilera are wondering what’s up. A long, heart-felt letter to fans was published on her website. Among the praises: ''I am so grateful and fortunate for your dedication, patience and compassion.” She is 32, and has a 5-year-old son.
Clint Eastwood And Wife Dina Separate
Clint Eastwood and his second wife Dina have separated after 17 years of marriage. Four months ago, she checked into a rehabilitation clinic to tackle personal issues. She and Clint married in 1996 and have one daughter together, 16-year-old Morgan. He is 82, she is 43.
Sandra Bullock says George Clooney “just a good friend”
Sandra Bullock is putting the kibosh on tabloid suggestions George Clooney might be making the moves on her. A photo from their film premiere of “Gravity” in Venice was published in the British Sun. He’s admiring her. Both said they are just “good friends.”
Drake Records Duet With Dad On New Album
Drake's dad will appear on his son's new album. Dennis Graham once worked as a drummer for Jerry Lee Lewis. He has recorded verses for “Heat of the Moment,” a bonus track on Drake's upcoming new release “Nothing Was the Same.” Jay Z and Lil Wayne are also on it.
“American Idol” tour ends tomorrow in Nashville
American Idol wraps its annual concert tour at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena tomorrow night. Season 12 runner-up Kree Harrison and fellow finalists Janelle Arthur and Paul Jolley all call Nashville home. Harrison says all are eager to start the next chapter of their careers.
Lawrence Taylor's Son Released from Jail
Lawrence Taylor Jr. has been released from jail after his July arrest. He was bonded out by his mother. He’ll remain free until his next court date, which hasn't been scheduled yet. He is accused of illegal physical encounters with underage girls. He is 31.
Stone Temple Pilots Announce 'High Rise' EP
Three months after adding Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington to the group, Stone Temple Pilots will release a five-song EP next month. "High Rise" will be out Oct. 5. Longtime frontman Scott Weiland was terminated from the band in February.
Notorious B.I.G. Fans Petition For Street Name Change
Fans of late rap icon Notorious B.I.G. are flocking to sign an online petition to have a street in New York named in his honor. The petition is on Change.org. Fans want his childhood street in Brooklyn renamed Christopher Wallace Way. He died in Los Angeles in 1997.
Little Richard Contemplates Retirement At 80
Rock 'n' roll legend Little Richard is considering retirement after declaring he "doesn't feel like doing anything now". He fell ill during a show in Washington, D.C. last summer & hasn’t performed since. He turns 80 in December, and now spends his days designing clothes.
Actress Peggy Lipton (mother of Rashida Jones) is 66. Comedian Lewis Black is 65. Actor Timothy Bottoms is 62. Jazz musician Gerald Albright is 56. Actor Michael Chiklis is 50. Actress Cameron Diaz is 41. Rock musician Leon Caffrey (Space) is 40. TV personality Lisa Ling is 40. Rock singer-musician Aaron Barrett (Reel Big Fish) is 39. Actor Michael Gladis is 36. Rock musician Matt Taul (Tantric; Days of the New) is 35. Tennis player Andy Roddick is 31. Rock musician Ryan Ross is 27. Actor Cameron Finley is 26.
Robin Thicke's Lines Prevents Katy Perry From Roaring To The Top
Robin Thicke has kept Katy Perry off the top of the pop charts. “Blurred Lines” scored a 12th week at number one. The tune becomes one of only 14 hits to land 12 weeks or more at the top. Perry's “Roar” stays put at two, while Miley Cyrus' “We Can't Stop” holds at three.
Kris Jenner's talk show cancelled
Kris Jenner's talk show has been cancelled after 6 weeks. Viewership never improved over the trial run. Advertisers were no longer supportive. Talk show insiders say viewers were turned off by her constant references to her family, which already has several other shows.
Snooki, Amber Riley to be on DWTS in the fall
The 17th season cast of DWTS will be announced on GMA Sept. 4. But several cast members have already been revealed: Snooki, Leah Remini, Valerie Harper, Glee's Amber Riley, Hip Hop singer Christina Milian, actress Elizabeth Berkley, & football star Keyshawn Johnson.
Harry Connick Jr. in Talks to Join American Idol
Harry Connick Jr. is in talks to join “American Idol.” He previously appeared as a mentor. He would fill in the third slot at the judges table, next to Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban. They need that third judge fast…American Idol is just weeks away from auditions.
Justin Timberlake meets with young brain surgery survivor
Justin Timberlake briefly stopped his media tour in New York yesterday to meet a 13-year-old brain surgery survivor. The girl is a Make-A-Wish kid. Her mother snapped a photo of them together. It’s now the girl’s screen saver. He hugged her & told her to “be well.”
Lamar Odom back with Khloe, hits up a Taco Bell
Lamar Odom was spotted yesterday at a Taco Bell drive-thru. He proudly displayed his wedding ring. He has returned home after going MIA for several days. He's still undecided about seeking treatment for his drug problem. For now, he and Khloe are working on it.
Britney Spears hints at new video
Britney Spears has hinted she is rehearsing for a ''top secret'' new video. She wrote on Twitter: “Rehearsing for something top secret happening next week...” A countdown clock on her website promises a big announcement on September 17.
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones Split
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have decided to take a break from their marriage. They have been married 13 years and have 2 children, ages 13 and 10. Neither has filed for divorce or moved toward a legal separation.
Paris Hilton signs DJ contract in Spain
The nightclub where Paris Hilton spent the past couple of months spinning music has signed her for 2014. She has been a major draw this summer at Amnesia nightclub in Spain. She played to packed crowds on a weekly basis. No word on how she is being paid.
Lil’ Scrappy arrested after gas station fight
Lil' Scrappy was arrested at a Georgia gas station at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. He got into a fight with a man who called his girlfriend names. Both were arrested for disorderly conduct. Scrappy was very cooperative, & released a short time later.
Shania Twain turns 48, talks new album
Shania Twain turned 48 yesterday. She is set to return to the Vegas Strip on October 15 for a series of dates through December. She is working on her first new album since 2002's "Up!" She admits to being a fan of Lana Del Rey.
Elton John's partner opening Vegas champagne bar
David Furnish is planning to open a swanky champagne lounge in Las Vegas. The FIZZ Las Vegas bar is set to debut this fall at Caesars Palace. His partner, Elton John, performs his show in Vegas. The venue will be modeled after their home in Los Angeles.
That’s not Blue Ivy on Drake's album cover
The image of a child on Drake's new album, "Nothing Was the Same," is not Blue Ivy Carter, daughter of Jay Z and Beyonce. The unveiling of the cover prompted speculation on Twitter about the child's identity. Drake said he’s looking at himself, as a child.
Jessica Simpson Planning Wedding Again
Jessica Simpson is finally ready to tie the knot with fiance Eric Johnson. Her wedding was derailed by two pregnancies. They became engaged in 2010 and postponed their nuptials twice. She was paid $100,000 by Us Weekly for the first photos of her son Ace Knute.
Harry Styles' bow tie up for charity auction
One Direction’s Harry Styles' bow tie is being auctioned for charity. It’s being sold on eBay to raise money for ‘Believe In Magic,’ a charity which helps bring joy to terminally ill children. The item is part of the '50 celebrities, 50 items, 50 charities' auction.
Jennifer Hudson sings on 'Winnie Mandela' soundtrack
Before you see Jennifer Hudson play Winnie Mandela on screen, you can hear her on the soundtrack. RCA Records will release the Winnie Mandela movie soundtrack on Tuesday. Hudson plays the title role in the film, out Sept. 6. The song is called “Bleed For Love.”
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is 77. TV personality Robin Leach is 72. Musician Dan Truman (Diamond Rio) is 57. Actress Rebecca DeMornay is 54. Singer Me'Shell NdegeOcello (n-DAY'-gay-OH'-chehl-oh) is 44. Rhythm-and-blues singer Carl Martin (Shai) is 43. Actress Carla Gugino is 42. Rock musician Kyle Cook (Matchbox Twenty) is 38. Actor John Hensley is 36. Rock musician David Desrosiers (Simple Plan) is 33. Rapper A+ is 31. Actress Jennifer Landon is 30. Actor Jeffrey Licon is 28. Actress-singer Lea Michele (TV: "Glee") is 27. Rock singer Liam Payne (One Direction) is 20. Michael Jackson was born on this date in Gary, Indiana in 1958.
What in the HELL was up with Miley Cyrus on last night's MTV VMA's? Half naked. Tongue hanging out of her mouth. Humping Robin Thicke's leg like a dog in heat. It was disgusting. Outrageous. Embarrassing. Sad. Pathetic. I thought NSYNC was fantastic!!! Classy & Cool. Good Job guys!
Congrats to actor Alec Baldwin. He's a dad for the 2nd time! Alec & his (much younger!) wife Hilaria welcomed a Baby Girl over the weekend. They named her Carmen Gabriela. Alec has a 17 year old daughter Ireland - from his marriage to Kim Basinger.
More congrats are in order today - there is an engagement to announce! Real Housewives star Taylor Armstrong said YES to her boyfriend John Bluher. Taylor was previously married to Russell Armstrong - he sadly committed suicide.
Khloe Kardashian is headed to the BIG D ... and I don't mean Dallas. She has buster her husband not just cheating on her - but Lamar Odom has a severe drug addiction!!! He has allegedly been abusing CRACK COCAINE for 2 years!!!! Khloe tried to get him to rehab last week. He refused. She kicked him out of the house. WOW! Wonder if the Reality TV show will film any of it? Or is that too real?
So how many times a day do you find yourself angry at work? On average, a person in the workplace gets angry on the job twice a day.But what really drives you to the boiling point? I am for the most part,an easy going type guy.It really takes a lot to rattle my chain.And maybe most of you are the same way.But there is always that one pet peeve,well actually at least two a day that turn any Dr Jekyll into a raging Mr Hyde!
According to a recent survey,these are the Top 10 things that really get you fired up at the office.Please feel free to add your own comment if whatever gets your goat is not included in the results.
1. Other coworkers taking credit for your work.
2. Computer problems . . . from crashes to the Internet going out.
3. Rude clients.
4. Arguments over making the coffee.
5. Not having time for a lunch break.
6. The mere fact that it's Monday and the weekend is over.
7. People talking to you when you're trying to concentrate.
Kelly Clarkson called off her BIG WHITE WEDDING yesterday - and now the rumor is that she is preggers! Kelly says it ain't true. She and her fiance Brandon decided to nix the BIG (500 people!) fancy wedding they had planned for the Fall. Instead - they want to have a small, intimate affair. There is NO bun in the oven. Just an overwhelmed fiance. Cheers!
Simon Cowell and his Baby Mama have been reunited and it feels ... LIKE A BOY! Yep - Lauren Silverman has met her man on vacay in the South of France. Rough Life! Lauren was married to Simon's BFF - until she got knocked up. Word on the street is - the baby is a boy. Simon Junior? We shall see ... 5 months to go.
Ben Affleck as BATMAN?! WHAAAAAAT? It's true - BA has been cast as the next Batman. The new movie will begin filming later this year. It will be released in theaters July 2015. I just ... no ... can't ... Ben as Batman? Not digging it. Is the movie gonna be shot in Boston at a Red Sox game? A walk on role with Larry Bird? It's just so .... WEIRD! Even Christian Bale was like .... BEN?! BEN?
Don't forget - Sunday night - MTV - VMA'S - NSYCNC REUNION! No words to describe my excitement. Just watch it. And cry. And dance in your living room to 'Bye Bye Bye'. For reals. My inner 16 year old is in FREAK mode! AHHHHHHH!
Lamar Odom will NOT be charged with any crime after smashing a paparazzi's camera in LA last month. I mean - he went ape on the guy & his camera. Smashed it to pieces!!! But since he's a celeb - and married to a Kardashian - the LA City Attorney has decided NOT to press any criminal charged. Lamar might have to attend Anger Management classes ... OOOOH! What a harsh sentence. HA!
Kelly Clarkson's BIG WHITE WEDDING has been called off ... in exchange for a SMALL VEGAS WEDDING! KC announced yesterday she & her fiance have been overwhelmed by wedding planning & decided to nix the 500 person Fall wedding they were planning in Tenseness. Kelly said they sent out 'Save the Date' cards - but are now calling friends/family to say they want to elope.
Reality TV star Gia Allemand will be laid to rest today in her home state of New York. The 29 year old former Bachelor contestant committed suicide in her New Orleans home last week. 3 memorial service across the country have been held. Today's funeral will be attended by former Reality TV contestants & Chris Harrison - the host of The Bachelor.
And finally - KUDOS to actor Wentworth Miller ... the former Prison Break star went public with the news that he is gay in a letter to Petersburg International Film Festival director Maria Averbakh, who had invited him to attend. According to the message, which was posted on GLAAD's website, Miller thanked her for the "kind invitation" but turned it down because, "As a gay man … I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government."
WOW!! There has been a lot of speculation about the 1 year old acotr's sexuality ... does he have a girlfriend? Is he secretly married? The rumors have followed him for years - and now for him to come OUT with a letter to Russia like this. I say BRAVO!
Simon Cowell has officially confirmed he is going to be a DAD! On the red carpet at a movie premiere in London last night, he told a BBC reporter "he feels good about it". Simon was the forever Bachelor, unit he got his best friend's wife pregnant. Lauren Silverman is the Baby Mama & will soon be officially divorced. She has a 7 year old son.
It's official - baby North West will be seen for the 1st time ... on her Granny's TV Talk Show! They turned down a $3 Million Dollar offer, but they can't say no to Grandma. Kris Jenner secured the 1st interview with Baby Daddy Kanye West on her Talk Show. The interview will air Friday - along with a picture of the baby. No word if Kim Kardashian will appear on the show. Can we saying RATINGS BOOSTER!!! WOW!
The Kate effect has hit the UK again! After wearing a pretty pink maternity dress in the 1st 'Royal Family Photo' - that dress has SOLD OUT! Kate Middleton wore the $78 dollar dress when she posed for pics with her husband Prince William & son George. Ladies in London went Goo Goo for Glamour & snapped up the dress. Within 2 HOURS - it was SOLD OUT!
Backstreets Back ... and so is NSYNC! The 5 guys who made up the band NSYNC will reunite for the 1st time in over 10 years! They will perform Sunday night at the MTV Video Music Awards. And it gets better ... rumor has it BRITNEY SPEARS will introduce the guys. YES!!! My inner 16 year old is squealing!!!
Congrats to Reality TV star Kim Zolciak - not only is she expecting with her NFL stud husband Kroy Beirman ... she is expecting TWINS!!! TWINS! Kim has 2 daughters from a previous relationship & 2 sons with Kroy. This will bring the grand total of babies to 6! Now that's a Reality TV show I would watch. Get on it Andy Cohen!
Sad news in Hollywood - actor Lee Thompson Young was found dead in his LA home. He was 29 years old & a former DISNEY TV child actor. Police are saying he died as a result of a single gunshot wound - a suicide. So sad.
Crazy day for Dick Van Dyke yesterday - his car CAUGHT ON FIRE!!! And was totally engulfed. The 87 year old was driving down the freeway in his Jaguar when smoke started to billow out of the hood. Within minutes - the car was fully engulfed. Dick credits the quick response from EMTs & witnesses for getting him out in time. WOW! The car is a total loss - but I think he can afford a new one. Right?
NSYNC is reuniting ... a dream come true! The band is getting back together for 1 night & 1 night only. This Sunday night at the MTV Vide Music Awards. I will be ready to go - in bed, bottle of wine & a bowl of ice cream. Bring it JT!
Lindsay Lohan sat down with Oprah Winfrey last night in an EXCLUSIVE interview on the OWN Network. Lindsay admitted to being addicted to alcohol ... and using cociane 10-15 times. Tell us something we didn't know. The 1 hour interview was taped in NYC about 48 hours after Lindsay was released from her 7th stay in rehab. Lindsay told Oprah she wants to stay clean, is not taking Adderall & has no hard feelings towards her mom & dad.
Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs was a system failure. Somebody reboot his career ASAP ... WOW! The movie that had all the buzz TANKED at the Box Office. It came in 7th place. 7TH! Like almost last. It made a miserable $7 million dollars. Did you see it? I guess I won't.
Perez Hilton & Lady Gaga got in a HUGE Twitter fight last night! Did you see it? Gaga & Perez used to be BFF'S - but had a big falling out. Who knew? And last night it exploded with Gaga calling Perez a stalker. Gaga has since DELETED all her negative Tweets - and Perez posted a message on his blog basically saying Gaga is a drug addict with issues. OH SNAP! The claws are out. MEEEEEEEOOOOOOW!!!
This is just a weird story ... sad - but weird! Remember that band The Calling? They had that song 'Where You Will Go' and then they split up. Well - the band was in the process of getting back together. They were even playing a small gig in a Michigan town this weekend when the lead singer went to walk to a Mini Mart (at 4AM!!!) he was attacked & abducted. His bandmates found him on train tracks. No more details are available - but Alex Band is in the hsopital. CRAZY!!
Kim K & Kanye (Hey! That ryhmes) flew under the radar & on a private jet to Oklahoma over the weekend. K, K & Baby North went to Kanye's Grandpa's funeral. Still no pics of this 'alleged baby' ... DOES SHE EXIST?! I need photographic proof. HA!
“Bachelor” actress Gia Allemand dies by hanging in New Orleans
Gia Allemand, who appeared on "The Bachelor" in 2010 & "Bachelor Pad," has died. She was 29. She was taken Monday night to University Hospital in New Orleans after being found hanging. She was taken off life support yesterday. Funeral arrangements are pending.
'Real Housewives of NJ' stars plead not guilty, allowed to remain free
Husband-and-wife stars of the "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" pleaded not guilty to 39 financial fraud charges Wednesday. Teresa and Guiseppe "Joe" Giudice made their pleas in federal court. Trial date is set Oct. 8, but will likely be postponed until 2014.
Justin Timberlake releases track listing for 20/20-2
Justin Timberlake has unveiled the tracklist for his follow-up to ‘The 20/20 Experience.’ It’s titled ‘The 20/20 Experience - 2 Of 2.’ He revealed the name of each track via 11 different videos on Instagram last night. It’s out Sept. 30, along with a compilation version of both.
Kim, Kanye and North make first appearance post-birth at medical center
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West took baby North West to an L.A. medical facility Wednesday. Photos show their nanny carrying the child in a car seat, fully covered in a blanket. Kanye is seen smiling. Kim concealed her figure under a baggy button-down.
Lauren Silverman, husband settle divorce, she can move on to Simon
Simon Cowell’s girlfriend Lauren Silverman has settled her divorce withAndrew Silverman.
They agreed to joint custody over their 7-year-old son. She gets just over $2 million.
Lauren will live in New York City so she can be close to her son.
Khloe Kardashian not divorcing Lamar Odom, says Kris Jenner
Khloe Kardashian's mother, Kris Jenner, said Khloe is not divorcing her husband, professional basketball player Lamar Odom. Jenner said media reports claiming divorce documents could be filed are untrue. Two women claim they were intimate with Odom.
Bon Jovi Cancels New York State Fair Appearance
Bon Jovi has cancelled an appearance at the New York State Fair. They were scheduled to appear Aug. 28 at the Fair in Syracuse. Instead, they’ll perform Aug. 25 at a political fundraiser for Governor Andrew Cuomo. Tickets are $1000 a plate.
Justin Bieber accepts marriage proposal from 8-year-old fan battling liver disease
Justin Bieber met with an 8-year-old fan and accepted her marriage proposal. Atlanta born Annalysha Brown-Rafanan is suffering from a life threatening liver condition. Make-A-Wish set up the meeting that happened backstage in Atlanta last Saturday.
John Mayer praises Katy Perry's new single
John Mayer is proud of girlfriend Kay Perry's new song, despite their different musical styles. He expects “Roar” to be a big hit for her. Their duet ''Who You Love' is on his upcoming album 'Paradise Valley.' He greatly admires her “artistic personality.”
Karrueche Tran tells Chris Brown to ignore Internet naysayers
Chris Brown's girlfriend has advised him to avoid Internet gossip. Karrueche Tran told him there’s nothing positive to gain from reading negative posts about him. Last week, he suffered a stress-related seizure. He posted on Twitter he was ''tired of being famous''.
Lindsay Lohan Lands First Acting Role since rehab
Lindsay Lohan has landed her first acting role since leaving rehab last month. She has a guest role in the HBO series ‘Eastbound & Down.’ She plays the daughter of one of the main characters, and is filming a wedding scene in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Kings Of Leon Stars Hosting Food Festival
Kings Of Leon are hosting a food festival in their hometown of Nashville next month. They will co-host the ‘Music City Eats’ festival, which will showcase some of the city's top chefs while bands perform live music. The festival is September 21 and 22nd.
Paris Hilton: I'm not an airhead
Paris Hilton insists she's not an ''airhead.'' She says it was all an act for TV. She said there are a lot of misconceptions because people remember her from 'The Simple Life'. Her advice: “Stick with people you trust. There are not many people worth trusting.''
Civil rights activist Vernon Jordan is 78. Actress Pat Priest (Marilyn on The Munsters) is 77. Rock singer-musician Tom Johnston (The Doobie Brothers) is 65. Actress Tess Harper is 63. Actress Debra Messing is 45. Actor Anthony Anderson is 43. Actor Ben Affleck is 41. Singer Mikey Graham (Boyzone) is 41. Actress Natasha Henstridge is 39. Actress Nicole Paggi is 36. Rock singer Joe Jonas (The Jonas Brothers) is 24. ActressJennifer Lawrence is 23. Rap DJ Smoove da General (Cali Swag District) is 23.