July 8 2015
Miss USA gets new hosts to replace Trump-prompted dropouts
The Miss USA pageant has new hosts. Game show host Todd Newton and former Miss Wisconsin USA Alex Wehrley will emcee Sunday's telecast. Reelz acquired the rights last week. The pageant had a mass exodus following insulting remarks from Donald Trump.
'The View' host Rosie Perez leaving to focus on acting
Rosie Perez is leaving “The View.” In a memo to staffers Tuesday, executive producer Bill Wolff said Perez has decided to focus on acting. She has been performing on Broadway. Her departure leaves Whoopi Goldberg & relative newcomers Raven Symone & Nicolle Wallace.
Paula Deen distances herself from posted 'I Love Lucy' photo
A Halloween costume photo from 2011 was posted to Paula Deen’s Twitter account. It was removed, & her social media manager fired. It was from her old Food Network show. She was dressed as Lucy, & her son Bobby was in dark makeup as Lucy’s Cuban husband Ricky.
Bill Cosby Statue Removed From Disney Theme Park
A statue of Bill Cosby has been removed from Disney World's Hollywood Studios Attraction in Orlando. He is in an ongoing legal battle with more than 30 women over past indiscretions. His bust stood alongside statues of other legends in the TV Hall of Fame.
Whoopi Goldberg Still Believes Bill Cosby is Innocent
On The View yesterday, Whoopi Goldberg said she was reserving judgment on Bill Cosby until he is proven guilty. He is not charged because the statute of limitations has long passed. She told viewers, "Save your texts, save your nasty comments -- I don't care."
Scott who? Kourtney Kardashian out in public looking like a million dollars
Kourtney Kardashian is wasting no time getting back into the dating game. After a workout, she went with sisters Khloe and Kim last night for a girls night out at Casa Escobar in Thousand Oaks. She wore a man-magnet fishnet dress and midriff-baring top.
Judge Refuses to Dismiss Murder Case Against Suge Knight
A Los Angeles judge has denied Suge Knight's request to drop charges in his murder case. Prosecutors say there is sufficient evidence to move forward with the case. A preliminary hearing for Suge's unrelated robbery case is set for Sept. 17.
Johnny Depp Thrills Sick Kids As Pirates Character
Johnny Depp surprised patients at a Children's Hospital in Australia yesterday. He showed up dressed as pirate rogue Captain Jack Sparrow. He posed for pictures with children, including those bedridden. The latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie is filming nearby.
Jeff Goldblum announces Independence Day birth of son
Jeff Goldblum became a father for the first time July 4. His wife, Emilie Livingston, gave birth to a son, Charlie Ocean Goldblum. Goldblum is best known for his roles in The Fly and Jurassic Park and is currently filming Independence Day: Resurgence.
Kelly Rowland Coming to 'Empire' as Lucious' Mother
The "Empire" TV family is expanding with the addition of Kelly Rowland. The R&B singer has been added to the cast for season 2. She will play Lucious Lyon's (Terrence Howard) mother in a flashback. Also next season: Chris Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Alicia Keys and Marisa Tomei.
Taylor Swift Donates $50,000 to Young Fan Battling Cancer
The family of an 11-year-old Arizona girl battling leukemia posted a video online. She will miss Taylor Swift’s concert in Phoenix Aug. 18 due to treatments. Her theme song: "Bad Blood." Taylor donated $50,000 to the girl’s GoFundMe account to cover her expenses.
Katy Perry Celebrates Shark Week With Left Shark Phone Case
Katy Perry is making sure everyone gets a taste of Shark Week. She has partnered with Claire's to create Left Shark phone cases. Her accessory line with Claire's includes colored phone cases & jewelry. Fans can buy Left Shark onesies on her website.
Cody Simpson's Mother Courted For Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills
Cody Simpson and his mother are in talks to join The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills. Bravo has invited Angie Simpson to join the show, on the provision her son makes cameos. Season 6 is due to begin production later this month. Brandi Glanville departed in June.
Lil Wayne Announces Lil Weezyana Fest in New Orleans
Lil Wayne is hosting a festival in New Orleans next month called Lil' Weezyana Fest. He will reunite with his group from the '90s, the Hot Boys, which included Juvenile, B.G. and Turk. The event will be held at New Orleans' Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square on Aug. 28.
Lil Wayne Asking Judge To Dismiss Unpaid Jet Fees Lawsuit
Rapper Lil Wayne is asking a Florida court to dismiss a $1 million lawsuit against him over unpaid private jet fees. The company that owns the jet claims he agreed to pay $55,000 a month in landing & maintenance fees. Wayne says he never signed an agreement.
Laura Prepon credits Scientology for her best performances
Laura Prepon believes Scientology is responsible for her 'career-best' performances on Orange Is The New Black. She credits the religion's 'auditing' therapy for moving up & down the 'tone scale' for her emotional range. It helps with long days & 'different personalities.'