Jazz fest not tripped up by cancellations, add Springsteen, Buffett, Cee Lo
Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Buffett and Cee Lo Green were last-minute headliners for the New Orleans Jazz Fest. John Mayer had throat trouble, Eddie Vedder had back pain, and Jill Scott was filming the remake of "Steel Magnolias." The 43rd festival was this weekend.
'Celebrity Apprentice': Dayana Mendoza sings her swan song
Former Miss Universe Dayana Mendoz is out of "The Celebrity Apprentice." She was fired following her team’s loss in the Good Sam jingle task. Clay Aiken called her a misguided project manager. Teammate Lisa Lampanelli called her a b---- several times.
White House reporters treated to steak, shrimp and chocolate mousse
If you didn’t get an invite to Saturday’s White House correspondents’ dinner, here’s what you missed: a salad of black lentils with lump crabmeat and greens; an entree of steak and shrimp; and a dessert of chocolate truffle mousse. Jimmy Kimmell provided the laughs.
Mel Gibson: 'I've got a little bit of a temper'
Mel Gibson told Jay Leno Friday “I've got a little bit of a temper." He admitted that’s him yelling on a recording at a screenwriter’s house over a delayed script. Of the drama in his life: "It's like living in a bad B movie. At least here, I know you’re taping me.”
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon renew wedding vows
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon said "I do" - again. They renewed their vows Friday at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. They celebrated with an intimate ceremony after a romantic dinner at the Jules Verne restaurant after midnight local time. They married in the Bahamas in 2008.
Leann Rimes And Eddie Cibrian Retie Knot For One Year Anniversary
Leann Rimes and Eddie Cibrian celebrated their one year anniversary by renewing their wedding vows. They spent last weekend in Calabasas in California, then renewed their vows Friday. Prior to the renewals, she gave him a new watch, he surprising her with a new ring.
Biggest Loser Couple Sam Poueu and Stephanie Anderson Wed
Biggest Loser's Sam Poueu married fellow Season 9 contestant Stephanie Anderson on Saturday. The wedding took place in San Francisco. The duo lost a collective 241 pounds. Last September, Poueu was badly injured in a roof fall. He is still recovering.
Baby on the Way for A.J. McLean
A.J. McLean and his wife, Rochelle, announced on YouTube Sunday they are expecting their first child. They were married Dec 17 in Beverly Hills. In the video, they say: “Because we love you all so much, we wanted to share with you --we’re having a baby!”
Akon Desperate To Sign American Idol Star
Akon is waiting for American Idol finalist Jessica Sanchez to be voted off. He wants to sign her up. Akon recently guest mentored on Idol. He said 16-year-old Sanchez is his favorite. He believes she’s overqualified. "I haven't seen anyone at that age sing like that."
'Glee': Matthew Morrison says some seniors won't be back in Season 4
"Glee" star Matthew Morrison says that not all of the original cast members will be back in the fall. He revealed at the White House Correspondents Dinner that the last day of filming is May 11. Producers are treating the finale sensitively. Not everyone knows who’s out yet.
Rihanna Lands Fast And Furious Role
Rihanna is set to continue her big screen takeover with a villainous role in the next The Fast And The Furious movie. It will be the sixth installment of the hit action franchise. Rihanna will play a femme fatale alongside Paul Walker & Vin Diesel, and will film her part in London.
Katy Perry & Nicole Scherzinger Up For X Factor Job In U.K.
U.K. X Factor judge Louis Walsh has revealed 5 celebrities are being considered for Kelly Rowland’s vacant seat. They are: Katy Perry, Nicole Scherzinger, Melanie Brown, Anastasia and ex-judge Sharon Osbourne. The other judges are Gary Barlow and Tulisa Contostavlos.
Patrick Dempsey rescues teen from car crash
"Grey's Anatomy" star Patrick Dempsey came to the aid of a teenager who flipped his car into his Malibu yard. The teen lost control of his Mustang Tuesday evening. It overturned several times. Dempsey got the teen out with a crowbar. He suffered a concussion.
'Octomom' Nadya Suleman: I was "set up"
Those photos you saw of what looked like squalor in Nadya Suleman's home? Don't believe everything you see, says "Octomom” Nadya Suleman. She said, "I think maybe me and my kids were set up." And the OctoMom moniker? “I hate it. I need it to be done."
'Teen Mom' Amber Portwood Ordered to Pay Up
"Teen Mom" star Amber Portwood has been ordered by a judge to pay her former landlord. She was evicted for free-loading off government housing. She made $280,000 in 2010. She lied about her income to get public housing. She has 30 days to pay up $673.
Motown was good for Gladys Knight, but what about Dancing With the Stars? She had to face off in a dancing duel with Disney star Roshon Fegan. They did a jive, and the judges sent Gladys home. Katherine Jenkins & Jaleel White are atop the leaderboard.
Jennifer Hudson leaves court before grisly photos shown
Jennifer Hudson and her sister Julia left the courtroom yesterday as pictures of her dead family were shown. Prosecutors shifted the spotlight to the crime-scene evidence against her former brother-in-law, William Balfour. They must tie him to the gun for a conviction.
Kardashians sign new deal, shows to be richest for reality TV
The Kardashian family will continue living life on TV for the next three years. The deal is worth more than $40 million. The 18-episode 7th season begins May 20. The entire family is covered by the deal. The show and its spinoffs are produced by Ryan Seacrest.
Michael Lohan: Rosie O'Donnell In No Position To Judge
Rosie O'Donnell said Lindsay Lohan is not the right person to play Elizabeth Taylor in the TV movie ‘Liz and Dick.” She said Lindsay is not in the right “frame of mind.” Michael Lohan fired back: “Failed marriage, 2 failed shows, slamming other celebs. She should shut up.”
Sofia Vergara, 39, refused entry into New York nightclub
Modern Family star Sofia Vergara was refused entry to the Ava Lounge at the Dream Midtown hotel in NY. She couldn't prove she was over 21 and had no ID. The bouncer had no idea who she was. She is 39. Angry fans intervened, but Sofia left without making a fuss.
Orange County Family Services showed up at Octomom Nadya Suleman’s home last night. Her hairstylist reported the family lives in horrendous conditions. They did an inspection, then left. They determined the kids are not in danger, but will do a follow-up.
$1 million bounty on Tim Tebow’s virginity
Adult companionship website AshleyMadison.com is offering a $1 million bounty on Tim Tebow’s virginity. The catch: you have to prove it. The offer runs out at the end of his first season with the NY Jets. Tebow is a devout Christian saving himself for marriage.
Justin Bieber Fans Jam Hotel Line
Telephone lines at Justin Bieber's London hotel have been jammed by fans. He is staying at the Royal Garden Hotel. One caller claimed to be his personal stripper. Bodyguards were able to sneak him out to a McDonalds…he wanted a McFlurry.
Jack Osbourne Is A New Dad
Ozzy Osbourne is a grandfather - son Jack's fiancee Lisa Stelly has given birth to the couple's first child. Sister Kelly Osbourne broke the baby news via Twitter on Tuesday, stating, "I am one proud Auntie!" The couple plans to call the 8-pound baby girl Pearl.
Drew Barrymore Having A Girl
Drew Barrymore is expecting a baby girl. She and fiance Will Kopelman are expecting their first child. In previously media interviews, Drew claimed she would like to have a baby girl. She is the godmother to Kurt Cobain's daughter Frances Bean.
Nicki Minaj: 'Starships Video Is Saucy'
Nicki Minaj has delayed her new video “Starships.” She wanted to do a re-edit, but claims the final result may be more explicit than television audiences can handle. She said, “it may be too saucy for TV.''
Brian McKnight says he wrote dirty song out of boredom
Brian McKnight released a clip of a new song on YouTube called "If You're Ready to Learn." It contains explicit lyrics. He called it a parody. He’s been stuck at home for a month while his Achilles tendon heals from surgery. He said he has “nothing else to do.”
Rihanna's Family Wants Her Home
Rihanna's family wants her to come home. When she isn't working long days, she is partying the night away in clubs and bars across the globe. Her brother Rorrey says she is living an exhaustive lifestyle. For now, she’s house-hunting in the UK.
Martin Lawrence Separates From Wife
Actor Martin Lawrence and his wife of two years have decided to divorce. He and Shamicka Lawrence were together 15 years before they exchanged vows in 2010. A statement from the pair reads, "We will continue to remain friends and raise our two daughters together."
Family says Gibb wants to go home
Robin Gibb's son and wife say he wants to leave a London hospital & go home. He is being treated for colorectal cancer and pneumonia, & awoke from a coma last weekend. He remains in stable condition. It’s up to his family to decide if he can return home.
Don Cornelius was plagued by seizures before suicide
Don Cornelius’ autopsy report states he suffered an aneurysm 15 years ago and developed seizures. He was depressed about his failing health. Medications were not helping. At 3 a.m. Feb 1, he called his son, then shot himself with a gun. He was 75.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher steal away for a weekend trip
Former "That 70s Show" costars Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher spent last weekend together in scenic Carpinteria, Calif. They shopped, had dinner with friends & spent time alone in private. Their rep said they are not dating….they are longtime friends….ONLY.
The Voice instant elimination: James Massone, Pip out
It was a tough night for Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green. They were each forced to send home one of their contestants on The Voice. Cee Lo’s choice to axe James Massone didn’t come as much of a surprise. But Adam opted to send fan favorite Pip packing.
New Dick Clark: Ryan Seacrest signs $30 million deal to stay with 'American Idol'
Ryan Seacrest has cemented his title as richest host on TV. He has inked a two-year pact that will pay him $15 million annually. "Idol" is now in its 11th season. He was paid $45 million for the past 3 seasons. He also rakes in millions from other projects.
Dick Clark had prostate surgery day before fatal heart attack
The day before Dick Clark died of a heart attack, he underwent prostate surgery. The death certificate states Clark died from a heart attack and suffered from coronary artery disease. He was 82. He is survived by three children and his third wife, Kari Wigton.
Prosecutors open with Jennifer Hudson at murder trial
The trial of the man accused of killing Jennifer Hudson's family opened with the marquee witness. She took the stand for sometimes-tearful testimony about her family. The judge has instructed jurors to set aside any sympathy for Hudson.
Megan Fox is pregnant with first baby
Megan Fox has a cub on the way. She and husband Brian Austin Green are expecting their first child together. They tied the knot in June 2010. Green has a 10-year-old son with ex Vanessa Marcil. Megan told the April Cosmopolitan she’d like at least 3 children.
Giuliana and Bill Rancic are expecting a baby
Giuliana and Bill Rancic are having a baby. The child will be born later this summer via a surrogate. Last fall, Giuliana announced she had breast cancer and later underwent a double mastectomy. She did not need chemotherapy. She is the host of E! News.
Virginia sues Tareq Salahi
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has filed suit against White House gate crasher Tareq Salahi. He allegedly cheated customers who bought wine tours from his Northern Virginia company. Salahi told The Washington Post "it sounds like a witch hunt."
Lindsay Lohan to play Liz Taylor in Lifetime film
Lindsay Lohan will portray Elizabeth Taylor in a Lifetime film about her love affair with actor Richard Burton. Production on "Liz & Dick" is set to begin in early June. There was no mention of who will play Burton or when the film will air.
Rep: Aniston wedding just another rumor
You probably heard Jennifer Aniston and boyfriend Justin Theroux are planning a wedding in Greece this summer. Don’t book a flight yet. Their rep says it’s not true. A hotel claims they were there. The rep said if that’s true, how were they not seen or photographed?
Carrie Underwood Wants George Michael Duet
Carrie Underwood has an ulterior motive for heading to the U.K. this summer. She hopes to team up with George Michael. She will play her first British concert in June at London's Royal Albert Hall. She’s invited George to join her on stage.
Nick Cannon To Be Honored For Charity Work
Nick Cannon will be honored in California for his career achievements and his work with children's charities. The America's Got Talent host will be recognized at the 2012 Common Sense Media Awards in San Francisco tomorrow. He promotes internet privacy laws.
Deion Sanders' Wife arrested After Domestic Incident
Pilar Sanders was arrested for domestic violence after allegedly attacking Deion Sanders in their Texas home Monday afternoon. Deion says two of his sons witnessed the attack. They all still live in the same home in Dallas. Deion and Pilar are going thru a bitter divorce.
Sinead O'Connor cancels tour, says she is 'unwell'
Sinead O'Connor says she is canceling her 2012 tour due to her bipolar disorder. She wrote on her website she is "very unwell." She was advised by her doctor to not hit the road. In December, she announced her split from therapist Barry Herridge after 16 days of marriage.
Michelle Williams Wants Dawson's Creek Reunion
A “Dawson’s Creek” reunion might not be far off. Michelle Williams says she wouldn’t mind reprising her character Jen Lindley. The show ran from 1998 to 2003. Katie Holmes is also on board for a reunion. Star James Van Der Beek said he appreciates how lucky he was.
Va Beach’s Joe Millionaire…now just an average Joe
Ever wonder what became of ‘Joe Millionaire’, Evan Marriott of Va Beach? He squandered his $500,000 winnings from the 2003 show. He injured his leg on a construction job, ballooned to 270 pounds & became depressed. He’s recovered, and is now a construction contractor.
This week is Motown Week on Dancing With the Stars. Tonight’s guest performers include Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and Martha Reeves. Tomorrow, Boys II Men performs on the results show.
Kanye West Spends Time With Kardashian Family In New York
Kanye West spent the weekend with Kim Kardashian and her family in New York. He showed up at their hotel Friday night just before check-in. He & Kim went off to an intimate dinner, then went back to his apartment. On Saturday, they were seen shopping all over SoHo.
Dick Clark cremated; memorial plans not finalized
Dick Clark, who died Wednesday in Los Angeles, has been cremated. His rep said "the family has not decided what to do and no plans have been finalized." He also added that there "is nothing firm" yet about a memorial service.
New Year’s ‘Fan Confetti’ To Honor Dick Clark
Messages written by Dick Clark’s fans will be part of the confetti showered on Times Square next New Year’s Eve. People can share their memories on confetti at the Times Square Visitor Center. Messages will be displayed on a Confetti Wishing Wall until New Year’s Eve.
Bee Gee Robin Gibb has colorectal cancer
Bee Gee Robin Gibb has advanced colorectal cancer and remains in intensive care after waking from a coma. He recently caught pneumonia because he was weakened from chemotherapy and two operations. Gibb is now fully conscious and able to speak.
Justin Bieber Taunts Alleged Baby Mama via Twitter
Six months ago, Mariah Yeater claimed she was the mother of Justin Bieber’s baby. The case was tossed out of court. On Saturday, Justin tweeted: "Dear mariah yeeter...from the heart i just wanted to say..." & linked to a video of Borat saying "You will never get this."
Neil Diamond Marries Katie McNeil
Neil Diamond's heartlight has been turned on. The aging rocker wed his manager Katie McNeil in front of family and close friends in L.A. on Saturday. He is 71, she is 42. It's the first marriage for McNeil and the third marriage for Diamond.
Lane Garrison arrested on suspicion of domestic violence
Former "Prison Break" star Lane Garrison was arrested Sunday on suspicion of domestic violence. The alleged victim is his ex, Ashley Mattingly. He’s being held in jail on a parole hold. He claims he’s being set up, and wants to talk to detectives today.
Desperate Housewives' James Denton Lives Again
James Denton and all the characters killed off on Desperate Housewives will be back for the finale May 13. Included is Lupe Ontiveros (Mama Solis.) Another character dies in the finale. James appears on Hot in Cleveland May 16 as a truck-driving love interest for Jane Leeves.
Perez Hilton, Rex Lee to Appear in Two-Hour Nationals Episode
On Glee May 15, Tina suffers a mild head injury in the first hour, causing her to experience an alternate reality. In the 2nd hour, Lindsay Lohan, Perez Hilton and Rex Lee will be deciding New Directions' fate at Nationals. It’s the seniors’ last chance to win.
Rihanna House-Hunts In The Uk
Rihanna has started house-hunting in the UK. She plans to relocate from American to London in May while she films a new fashion reality series for Sky. She’ll be there 3 months. The show is a search for new fashion designers. She wants her British home to be gated.
Katy Perry Dating Florence + The Machine Guitarist
Katy Perry is reportedly dating Florence + the Machine guitarist Robert Ackroyd. She was overheard referring to him as her ''boyfriend'' at California's Coachella festival earlier this month. The pair were photographed holding hands while watching Rihanna perform.
Rick Ross' Yacht Searched
Rapper Rick Ross' yacht was stopped and searched by officials in Florida last Thursday. He was with friends when officers flagged down the boat after noticing a strong smell of weed. They boarded the vessel and conducted a search, but didn't find any drugs.
Osbournes Sell Beach House Home
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have sold their Malibu, California beach home for almost $8 million. The couple bought the 5-bedroom home in 2003 for $5.1 million. They are also trying to offload their home in Hidden Hills, California for $13 million.
Swift considering Joni Mitchell role
Taylor Swift is considering playing the role of music legend Joni Mitchell in the upcoming film "Girls Like Us." Other actresses have auditioned to play fellow music legends Carly Simon and Carole King. Production has been scheduled to start later this year.
Suge Knight: Maybe Tupac's in hiding
Rap mogul Suge Knight believes Tupac Shakur may not be dead. He told an L.A. radio station Friday, "Nobody seen Tupac dead." Knight was with Tupac the night he was gunned down in 1996 in Las Vegas. He died nearly a week later. No one was ever been convicted.
Usher kicks off 'Today' show 2012 summer concert series
Usher kicks off The Today Show’s concert season May 18 in Rockefeller Plaza. The summer lineup also includes Pitbull, the new American Idol winner & and runner-up, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, Flo Rida, Train, Jason Mraz and more to be added.
Tyra Banks fires 'Next Top Model' stalwarts
Tyra Banks is mixing things up at America's Next Top Model. Fashion photographer Nigel Barker, runway coach J. Alexander, and creative director Jay Manuel will not be back in the fall. The three had been with the show since 2003. Their contracts will not be renewed.
Rolling Stones Film In The Works
The making of The Rolling Stones' classic album Exile On Main Street will be the subject of a new movie. The big screen drama will focus on the rising tensions between Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in 1972. A documentary will be released later this year for their 50th anniv.
Think Like a Man - Four men have their love lives shaken up after ladies they are pursuing buy Steve Harvey's book and use its advice. They conspire to turn the tables and teach the women a lesson. Stars Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart and Taraji P. Henson. PG-13.
The Lucky One – A Marine Sergeant returns from Iraq and tracks down a woman in a photograph. He takes a job in the family business, and romance develops between them. Stars Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, and Blythe Danner (Gwyneth Paltrow’s mom). PG-13.
Chimpanzee – Oscar the chimp's family is confronted by a rival band of chimps. He is left to fend for himself until a surprising ally steps in and changes his life forever. A family film, released by Disney. Narrated by Tim Allen. Rated G.
Marley – Made with the support of the Marley family, the documentary film features rare footage, incredible performances and interviews with the people that knew Bob Marley best. The charismatic icon of reggae music brought the Jamaican musical genre to every corner of the globe. PG-13.
Unlikely finalist struck from 'American Idol'
"American Idol" viewers apparently weren't caught in a romance with Colton Dixon. He received the fewest viewer votes. He was joined in the bottom three by Elise Testone and Hollie Cavanagh. Phillip Phillips remained seated on a couch on stage with his head down.
Katy Perry to perform on 'American Idol' next week
Katy Perry will perform her latest hit, Part of Me, on next week's American Idol results show. Meanwhile, she & some friends have recorded their own video version of Canadian Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe and posted it to YouTube.
Adele Leads Billboard Music Awards Nominations
Adele has landed 18 nominations for the upcoming Billboard Music Awards. Rihanna, Lmfao, Lil Wayne and Katy Perry are also nomination leaders. The ceremony is in Las Vegas May 20. Carrie Underwood and Justin Bieber have confirmed performance slots.
Usher Joins Cast Of Off-Broadway Play For 1 Day
Usher will join the cast of “Fuerza Bruta: Look Up,” a fast-paced, acrobatic play where the audience stands as performers dance and jump around. He’ll perform in 2 shows April 28 at the Daryl Roth Theatre on Broadway. “Fuerza Bruta” means “brute force” in Spanish.
Jonathan Frid, vampire in "Dark Shadows", dies at 87
Canadian actor Jonathan Frid has died at age 87. He’s best known as Barnabas Collins, the vampire in the 1960s ABC soap "Dark Shadows." He died of natural causes in a hospital in his home town of Hamilton, Ontario. Twenty million viewers watched the show at its peak.
Men at Work musician Greg Ham found dead
Greg Ham of the Australian band Men at Work was found dead in his Melbourne home Thursday. Police said the death did not appear to be suspicious. He lived alone. He was 58. He played the flute riff on "Down Under" and the saxophone on "Who Can It Be Now?"
The Band's Levon Helm Dies
Musician Levon Helm has died. He was 71. He was the drummer for the group called The Band. They are best known for backing up Bob Dylan in the 1960s. They then released their own works. They also played at Woodstock. Helm died of throat cancer.
Dr. Dre Wants Hendrix And Gaye Holograms
Dr. Dre hopes to see Jimi Hendrix and Marvin Gaye return to the stage as holograms. He was a key figure in developing a hologram of Tupac Shakur for Coachella. He wants the technology used for other deceased performers, if their families or estates agree.
Martha Stewart to host PBS cooking show
Martha Stewart will star in a new PBS series called "Martha Stewart's Cooking School," starting this fall. The 30-minute show will air on PBS stations across the nation. Aspiring cooks will learn techniques for preparing classic dishes as well as new ones.
Madonna Hires Lourdes Clone For Tour
Madonna has hired a lookalike of daughter Lourdes to throw the paparazzi off during her MDNA world tour. She also has 5 clones for herself. The tour kicks off on May 29 in Tel Aviv. Lourdes is establishing her independence and trying to make her own mark on the industry.
Rush announces new album, tour
Canadian rock band Rush has announced plans for a 2012 North American concert tour. Their upcoming 20th studio album is called "Clockwork Angels." It’s out June 12. The 33-city tour starts Sept. 7 in New Hampshire and wraps Dec. 2 in Houston.
Russell Brand To Speak At Drug Policy Enquiry
Former drug addict Russell Brand is lending his help to a UK political enquiry into drug policy. He will share his experiences with the Commons' Home Affairs Select Committee on Tuesday. He’s been clean almost a decade, and is making a documentary on addiction.
Lindsay Lohan In Nightclub Fight Sequel
Lindsay Lohan & a friend returned to The Standard Hotel on the Sunset Strip Wed night. The friend was in a minor accident. Lindsay called dad Michael. He took them into the nightclub. A woman exchanged words with Lindsay, & threw a drink on her. They left quickly.
'Glee' clips out, honors Whitney Houston Tuesday night
The "Glee" Whitney Houston tribute will air this Tuesday at 8 p.m. on FOX. Already, several clips have been “leaked.” Amber Riley, Lea Michele, Naya Rivera and Chris Colfer deliver a chilling a cappella version of "How Will I Know."
Jessica Simpson To Opt For C-Section
Jessica Simpson wants to give birth by caesarean section because she is terrified of pain. She is due any day now. The father is her fiancé, Eric Johnson. A friend said, ''she wanted to experience natural birth, but decided to go with what made the most sense for her.''
Jessica Simpson Warned About Squirting Breast Milk
Kendra Wilkinson has warned Jessica Simpson she will be ''squirting milk everywhere'' when she has her baby. Kendra - who had a two year old boy, Hank Jr. with Husband Hank Baskett - warned her to keep a breast pump handy at all times.
50 Cent Launching Blackjack Facebook Game
Rapper 50 Cent is set to launch a gambling game on Facebook. He’s teamed up with Game Show Network Digital to create an interactive game of blackjack. It enables users to compete at the rap star's virtual casino. Players can build and customize their own avatars.
Pregnant Man Separates from Wife
Thomas Beatie -- famously known as the Pregnant Man -- has separated from his wife of 9 years. He made the announcement while taping "The Doctors." He said he and wife Nancy were going through a rough patch. He’s given birth to 3 children.
Mike Tyson Got Prison Officer Pregnant
Mike Tyson claims to have gotten a prison officer pregnant when he was in jail. He revealed on ESPN the woman did not have the child, but he refused to elaborate on any other details. He has 8 children. He also said he referred to his drugs as his ''little friends''.
Dick Clark died Wednesday at age 82. He was long known as "the world's oldest teenager." He died of a heart attack at a Santa Monica hospital.
He owned New Year's Eve after four decades hosting his annual telecast from Times Square.
His Dick Clark Productions supplied movies, game shows, beauty contests and more to TV. In the 1980s, he had programs on all three networks (no Fox then).
He was listed among the Forbes 400 of wealthiest Americans.
He defended music artists of all races and artistic freedom. He condemned censorship.
He joined "American Bandstand" in Philadelphia 1956 after original host Bob Horn was fired. He turned it into a cultural icon. “Bandstand” was the first show to broadcast white and black teenagers dancing together. It ran on ABC from 1957 to 1987.
He hosted Miss USA from 1989-1993 -- and Miss Universe 1990-1993.
Clark suffered a stroke in 2004 that affected his ability to speak and walk. He was replaced that year by close friend Regis Philbin. Many praised his bravery, including other stroke victims. He promised to co-host the show until his death. He selected Ryan Seacrest to take over main hosting duties.
He was born Richard Wagstaff Clark in Mount Vernon, N.Y., in 1929.
Clark idolized his athletic older brother, Bradley, who was killed in World War II.
Clark donated Bandstand's original podium and backdrop to the Smithsonian Institution.
He said of Michael Jackson, “Many have tried and will try to copy him, but his talent will never be matched."
In 1974, at ABC's request, Clark created the American Music Awards after the network lost the broadcast rights to the Grammy Awards.
He was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 1994.
There will be no public funeral. In lieu of flowers, Dick's family asks that donations be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation based in Miami.
Death Watch: Robin Gibb still In Coma, wants children’s charity set up
Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb remains in a coma in a London hospital. His wife Dwina, son Robin-John, brother Barry and mother Barbara are with him. He also has pneumomia. In a notebook by his bed, he expressed a desire to set up a children’s charity involving music.
On American Idol last night: a recent hit, and a soul classic
Joshua Ledet was the standout performer. The judges gave him standing ovations after each song. The judges said Elise Testone has a problem connecting with the audience. The show’s theme of soul hits honored Soul Train creator Don Cornelius, who died Feb 1.
Glee Cast Scores 200th Hit on music charts
The Glee cast has scored its 200th hit on the U.S. pop charts. The first entry on the Billboard Hot 100 was in June 2009, when Glee's rendition of Journey's Don't Stop Believin' shot into the top 10. Their revamp of Gotye's Somebody That I Used to Know debuts at 26.
Lil Scrappy Hospitalized in Atlanta
Rap star Lil' Scrappy was hospitalized in Atlanta Wednesday after suffering an asthma attack. He had been drinking hard Monday night. When he woke up Tuesday morning, he could barely breath & couldn't talk. He was given a breathing machine at the hospital.
Sheree Whitfield Leaving Real Housewives of Atlanta
Looks like Atlanta is down one Housewife: Sheree Whitfield says she's leaving the popular Bravo show because she's tired of all the drama. She’s been in the show all 4 seasons. She said, "I'm tired of the fighting and the cattiness. I wish the rest of the women best of luck."
Mel Gibson May Sue Joe Eszterhas
Mel Gibson is considering suing Joe Eszterhas for secretly recording him at his home in Costa Rica last December. The audio rant is full of cursing and insults. Mel believes his privacy was violated. He was upset over lack of progress over "The Maccabees" script.
Blues Traveler announces new CD, tour
Blues Traveler plans to celebrate its 25th anniversary with the release of a new album. "Suzie Cracks the Whip," the band's 11th CD, goes on sale June 26. They will perform a handful of shows, then join Barenaked Ladies on tour this summer.
Van Halen adds 18 more concert dates, in Hampton July 9
Van Halen has added 18 dates to its 2012 North American concert tour. They’ll be at the Hampton Coliseum July 9. Ky-mani Marley is the opening act for all added concerts. The band has announced 61 stops throughout North America, thus far.
Octavia Spencer To Star In Film About Oscar Grant
Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer is in negotiations to star in a film about the 2009 murder of Oscar Grant. The movie is titled Fruitvale. It’s the name of the bus station where the tragedy took place. Spencer will star as the protective mother of the victim.
Madonna Wanted Adele For Super Bowl Show
Madonna originally wanted Adele to perform with her on the Super Bowl stage. Madonna's half-time spectacular featured Lmfao, Cee Lo Green, Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. Adele couldn’t be there…she was still recuperating after undergoing throat surgery.
Madonna not 'very happy' with Lourdes
Madonna admits she "wasn't very happy" when daughter Lourdes, age 15, was photographed smoking a cigarette. She said she probably needs to be "tougher' with her kids: "I don't approve of anyone smoking cigarettes, most of all, my daughter."
Ashton Kutcher 'Psychologically Complex' Enough To Play Steve Jobs
Ashton Kutcher was picked to play Steve Jobs because he can handle the ''psychological complexity'' of the character. Producer Mark Hulme says he chose him because he can embody the character not only physically, but mentally too.
Steve-O 'dumps' party-loving Elisabetta Canalis
Elisabetta Canalis surprised everyone by dating Jackass star Steve-O following her split from George Clooney. Now, Steve-O has pulled the plug on their 3-month relationship. He feared her love of partying was a bad influence on his sobriety. She dated Clooney almost 2 years.
Brad And Angelina Celebrate Engagement On Holiday
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have jetted off to the Galaipagos Islands to celebrate their engagement. The couple and their six children arrived by private plane in Ecuador, then boarding a luxury yacht to the exclusive Royal Palm Hotel.
Time lists everyone on “Most Influential 100 list”
Time magazine has hand-picked a slew of celebrities who "inspire us, entertain us, challenge us and change our world." They grace this week’s “Most Influential 100 List.” Name a current celebrity…they’re on the list.
Todd Bridges And Corey Feldman Push For Child Protection Bill
Former teen idols Todd Bridges and Corey Feldman are backing California legislation which would protect child stars from sexual predators. The duo is urging lawmakers to support a bill requiring anyone working with children to undergo a criminal background check.
Baby No.5 on the way for MmmBop singer Taylor Hanson
Taylor Hanson and his wife have announced they are expecting their fifth child. He and Natalie have been married since 2002. Brothers Isaac and Zac also have families of their own. Hanson are currently touring to promote their new album Shout It Out.
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Robin Gibb in coma with pneumonia in hospital
Former Bee Gee Robin Gibb is in a coma after contracting pneumonia. He is reported to be gravely ill. Family members are at his bedside in a London hospital. Maurice Gibb died in 2003, age 53, from a twisted intestine. Andy Gibb died in 1988, age 30, of a heart ailment.
Hillary Clinton: The Secretary of Partying
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was photographed Saturday night dancing and knocking back a beer at a club in Cartagena, Colombia. She was in town for the Summit of the Americas. Her party of 12 ordered a dozen beers, 2 glasses of whiskey and bottles of water.
Eli Manning to host SNL May 5
Touchdown! Saturday Night Live has drafted Eli Manning, the quarterback for Super Bowl champions the New York Giants, to host on May 5. This will be his first time as a host. He popped up during his brother, Peyton's, monologue in 2007. Rihanna will perform.
Mitt Romney offered to host SNL
Mitt Romney has been offered a chance to host Saturday Night Live. He’s talking it over with staff to determine if he has the time. He recently read a Top Ten list on Letterman. On the show, he’s portrayed (and mocked) by Jason Sudeikis.
Kelsey Grammer Gets Tattoo Of Wife's Name
Kelsey Grammer has had wife Kayte Walsh's name tattooed on his right hip. He married his 4th wife in Feb 2011. They showed up at Insight Studios tattoo parlor in Chicago on Sat. The ink job cost all of…$60. A 21-year-old female employee didn’t know he was famous.
Tom Petty offers $7,500 reward for stolen guitars
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are offering a $7,500 reward for the return of 5 guitars. They were stolen from a Los Angeles-area studio last week, ahead of their tour. They said they would pay a $7,500 reward "with no questions asked” leading to their recovery.
Dave Haywood Of Lady Antebellum Gets Married
All three members of Lady Antebellum are officially off the market. Dave Haywood married Kelli Cashiola on a private farm outside Nashville Saturday. Kelli is a vice president at Warner Music Nashville. Hillary Scott married drummer Chris Tyrell in January.
Enquirer: Matt Lauer is dad of Today news anchor Natalie Morales’ son
According to the "National Enquirer", Matt Lauer has an illegitimate 3-year-old son with his "Today" show co-anchor Natalie Morales. In 2006, Matt's wife Annette filed for divorce. She withdrew it a month later. They’re still together. Natalie is also married.
Intruder snacks, sleeps at Diddy's Hamptons home
A Queens, N.Y., man with a long history of mental illness was arrested for trespassing at the Hamptons home of Sean "Diddy" Combs. He filled up on food and liquor & tried on some of Diddy's clothes. He convinced security he belonged there. The house staff called police.
Rosie O'Donnell Tells Ignorant Preacher Off On The Street
A street preacher with a megaphone taunted Rosie O'Donnell for being "a lesbian pig." She respectfully stopped to try to talk some sense into him. He threw more insults at her. She loses her cool and let him have it, then walked away as he continued yelling at her.
Vince Neil In Nasty Stage Tumble
Rocker Vince Neil opened his gentleman’s club in Las Vegas Friday night. He was performing onstage with a pair of scantily-clad dancers when he lost his footing and fell off. He was helped back up by front row fans. He tweeted he’s OK, & thanked fans for a great opening.
Pattinson And Stewart Needed For Twilight Reshoots
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are heading back to Vancouver for some last-minute reshoots for the final installment of Twilight. The movie will be released in November. There are no new scenes or dialogue, just some technical work between the cast and stunt actors.
Pamela Anderson In Tax Trouble
Pamela Anderson is facing legal action for failing to stay on top of her taxes. She owes the state of California $524,241 in personal income taxes. Also on the hook: Lionel Richie owes $1.1 million, and Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis owes $794,000.
Oprah will act again in 'The Butler'
Oprah's heading back to the silver screen. The Butler begins shooting in New Orleans in July. Forest Whitaker plays the longtime White House butler, and Oprah plays his wife. Director Lee Daniels calls it a “black version of Forrest Gump.”
The HollyWooWoo Report
FREAKY Friday, April 13, 2012
In Theaters This Weekend:
The Cabin in the Woods - Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen. If you think you know this story, think again. Stars Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, and Anna Hutchison. R.
Lockout - Only a wrongly-convicted government agent can rescue the President's daughter from a prison riot in an orbiting prison 50 miles above the earth. Stars Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace. PG-13.
The Three Stooges – Out to save their childhood home, the three stooges become embroiled in an oddball murder plot, while also stumbling into starring in a successful TV reality show. Stars Sean Hayes, Will Sasso, Jane Lynch, Sofia Vergara, and Jennifer Hudson. PG.
Bully - As teachers and parents grapple with America's bullying crisis, a group of students do what they can to survive a school day. Not rated, but some explicit language.
'Idol' judges save Jessica Sanchez from elimination
The "American Idol" judges saved Jessica Sanchez from elimination. She was joined at the bottom by Elise Testone & Joshua Ledet. Judge Randy Jackson said, "This is a ridiculous bottom three, America." The save means two contestants will be booted next week.
Melissa Gilbert attempts 'gentle rehearsal' at 'DWTS'
Melissa Gilbert is easing back into dancing. She suffered a mild concussion and whiplash Monday night. On Thurday, she and partner Maks successfully completed a “gentle rehearsal.” She tweeted: “Very happy to be back. Now back home to bed."
Kate Winslet's 'Titanic 3D' breasts censored in China
China is censoring the 3-D version of Titanic. Kate Winslet's breasts are exposed while she poses for Leonardo DiCaprio as he sketches her. The problem: men are reaching out for her 3-D enhanced breasts and touching other people. The scene is now neck-up.
Alec Baldwin prefers radio to entertainment media
Alec Baldwin is in Rome promoting Woody Allen's “To Rome With Love.” He posted this to Twitter: “If every entertainment show went off the air tomorrow, what difference would it make? Media in the US is dull. uninformative. You're better off with reading. Or radio."
Tina Fey: 'Baldwin Is Not Leaving 30 Rock'
Tina Fey has reassured 30 Rock fans Alec Baldwin is staying on the show at least another season. He tweeted he would be "leaving NBC just in time" earlier this week. She told “The View” Thursday “We're all in this together till the end.”
Johansson says she's 'paranoid' over nude photos
Scarlett Johansson admits it still bothers her to think people have seen her naked. She speaks out in the May issue of Vogue magazine. Her email was hacked last year. Private photos for ex-husband Ryan Reynolds were leaked online. She now “tunes it all out.”
Kanye West's taking Kim Kardashian on Caribbean vacation
Kanye West is planning to whisk girlfriend Kim Kardashian off on a luxury Caribbean holiday. The rapper has rented a private bungalow at an exclusive resort in St Lucia, complete with a private masseur, a chef, and a five-man security team.
Mindy McCready A Mom Again
Mindy McCready is a mom again – she gave birth to her second child, Zayne, on Monday. The baby's father is music producer David Wilson. Her other son, Zander, is in foster care while Mindy, his father Billy MCKnight and grandma Gayle Inge battle over custody.
Kate Major, Michael Lohan feuding again
In a bid to stay relevant, Kate Major called police on Michael Lohan, claiming he violated his restraining order. He says she asked him to come to a Delray Beach, Fla. salon to borrow money. Police will let prosecutors decide if this case is worth looking into.
Rihanna Ends Aussie TV Interview Over Love Life Questions
Rihanna cut short a TV interview in Australia on Thursday after her interviewer started to ask about her love life. She was there to promote her new film Battleship. Asked about romantic rumors, she called it frustrating. She then ended the interview.
Clothing Company Bosses Sue Will.I.Am Over Alleged Deal Gone Wrong
Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am has been dragged into a legal spat over a clothing brand deal. He is being sued by a company claiming he agreed to front a designer line, then pulled out of the agreement. Company officials are suing for more than $2 million.
Nicole Scherzinger Backs Britney For X Factor
Nicole Scherzinger has backed Britney Spears for the U.S. 'X Factor' job. The pop princess has been tipped as one of two new judges on the panel. Nicole told E! News: '''There's something about Britney…we are always rooting for her and behind her no matter what.''
Frances Cobain: Twitter 'should ban my mother'
Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of Courtney Love and late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, is setting the record straight. She says her dad’s former bandmate Dave Grohl is not hitting on her. She said twitter should ban her mother. Love and Grohl have been feuding since 1994.
IRS says Lionel Richie owns over $1 million in back taxes
Singer Lionel Richie owes the federal government $1,130,609.11 in unpaid income tax for 2010. He has been slapped with a lien, meaning the IRS can seize his property. His estate is worth around $200 million, so he has the option to challenge the claim in court.
Sorry Gavin DeGraw, you’ll be around to dance another week. “The View” co-host Sherri Shepherd was dismissed from “Dancing with the Stars” last night. She was joined at the bottom by Roshon Fegan. DeGraw has hinted he wants out to return to touring.
Melissa Gilbert recovering from concussion
Melissa Gilbert was absent from last night’s “DWTS” results show. She’s home recovering from a mild concussion & whiplash. Pro partner Maks spun her too low to the floor. Gavin DeGraw picked her up and carried her backstage. She expects to compete next week.
Robin Gibb too ill to attend Titanic concert
Bee Gees star Robin Gibb was too ill to attend the London premiere of "The Titanic Requiem," his first classical work. He composed the symphonic piece with his son, Robin-John Gibb. Robin-John said his 62-year-old father is still in a hospital.
George Clooney to host $6 million fundraiser for Obama
President Obama hosted George Clooney for dinner, and now Clooney is returning the favor. He will host a 150 seat, $40,000-a-plate fundraising dinner for the President's re-election campaign at his home. Clooney has been vocal about his continued support for Obama.
Britney Spears in Final Negotiations to Become X Factor Judge
We should hear any day now that Britney Spears is a new judge on The X Factor Season 2. She rejected a $10 million offer, but was receptive to $15 million. The contract is in her hands. Meanwhile…talks continue with Leann Rimes, but at a much lower offer.
Tony Romo Beats Jessica Simpson To Parenthood
Jessica Simpson's ex-boyfriend Tony Romo has beaten her in the baby stakes - he became a first-time dad on Monday. His wife Candice, sister of actor Chace Crawford, delivered a son, named Hawkins Crawford Romo. Jessica is due later this month.
Musician Herbie Hancock has book deal for a memoir
After decades of making history, Herbie Hancock is ready to tell it. The jazz performer and composer has a deal with Viking for a memoir expected in 2014. His friend Quincy Jones urged him to do it. Hancock, who turns 72 this week, has won 14 Grammys.
Roberts and Overstreet dating again
Emma Roberts and Glee’s Chord Overstreet are back together after breaking up in January. They split up after nine months of dating. They reunited two weeks ago and have been inseparable ever since. A friend says they are taking things day-to-day.
Justin Bieber in exercise program to build up muscle
Justin Beiber is hoping to be buff. He is throwing himself into exercise to build up his arm muscles and get some ''guns''. He said: ''I play basketball a lot, I train every morning with my trainer, we've been getting it in. We do a lot of body weight stuff.”
Kris Humphries: Kim And Kanye Deserve Each Other
Kris Humphries thinks Kim Kardashian and Kanye West ''truly do deserve each other''. He’s especially fond of Kanye’s song 'Golddigger'. He has instructed his lawyers to find out if Kim bought any gifts for Kanye during their ill fated marriage. He could recover the money.
Hugh Jackman's Lottery Treat For Film Crew
Hugh Jackman has splashed out on lottery scratchcards for the cast and crew of his latest movie. He is filming 'Les Miserables' in England. He buys and hands out lottery cards on movie sets to get acquainted with the cast. So far, no one has won the big jackpot.
Seal Files Divorce Papers
Seal has filed divorce papers seeking joint physical custody of his four children with Heidi Klum. She filed her divorce petition last week. Lawyers say it’s just a technicality, no custody fight is expected. Heidi is worth $70 million, he’s worth about $15 million.
Jennifer Lopez rents beach for family outing
Jennifer Lopez rented a public beach in L.A. last weekend. She paid $925 to the city of Long Beach to rent out Marine Beach on Saturday for her family & friends. Lifeguards marked off the water using buoys -- and kept the beach gates locked. They brought along jet skis.
Willie Nelson Statue To Be Unveiled In Austin
Willie Nelson is to be honored in Austin, Texas with a new bronze statue. The sculpture will be unveiled at 4:20 pm on April 20. 4-20 is a reference to the cultural significance of the pro-marijuana movement. The statue will stand over 8 feet tall and weigh more than a ton.
Ricki Lake Marries In Secret Ceremony
Ricki Lake and Christian Evans eloped on Sunday. They tied the knot in secret in southern California. Ricki revealed she was ''relaxed and excited'' on her big day. She posted a picture of herself in her wedding dress on twitter. Her new talk show premieres Sept 10.
Jury seated for Hudson kin slay trial
A jury was completed Tuesday for the Chicago trial of William Balfour. He’s charged with killing three members of singer Jennifer Hudson's family. He is the estranged husband of Jennifer's sister Julia. Opening statements are scheduled for April 23.
Lollapalooza announces acts for 2012 festival
Lollapalooza takes over Chicago's Grant Park for the eighth consecutive year Aug. 3 – 5. At the top of the talent list are the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath, The Black Keys, Jack White, and Florence + The Machine. Early Bird 3-day passes have already sold out.
Melissa Gilbert goes to hospital after DWTS performance
Melissa Gilbert went to a hospital last night after getting hurt during "Dancing With the Stars." She suffered a mild concussion and whiplash. She has a history of spinal surgery. She left after completing her routine with Maks. She has returned home to rest.
NY judge tells woman: Stay away from Alec Baldwin
A Canadian actress accused of stalking Alec Baldwin has been told to stay away from him. Genevieve Sabourin was arraigned in a Manhattan court on Monday. She is 40. Baldwin recently became engaged to his 28-year-old girlfriend, Hilaria Thomas, a yoga instructor.
‘Housewife’ Tamra Barney treated for cervical cancer
Tamra Barney says she is being treated for cervical cancer. The cast member of "Real Housewives of Orange County" made the revelation during a taping of "The Dr. Oz Show" to air Thursday. She is 44. She had her breast implants removed, as well.
Beyonce Takes Blue Ivy On Vacation
Beyonce and Jay-Z have taken their daughter on her first vacation. The family has been enjoying the sunshine on the Caribbean island of St. Barts. The couple renewed their wedding vows in a midnight ceremony to mark their anniversary on April 4.
Rod Stewart Lines Up Las Vegas Return
Rod Stewart will celebrate the publication of his autobiography in October with a run of shows in Las Vegas. He will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Ohio this weekend. He will perform 9 shows at Caesars Palace between in September and October
Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom done with Dallas
Khloe Kardashian tweeted Monday: "Never a dull moment." NBA star hubby Lamar Odom released a statement explaining he will "step away from the team," effective immediately. He will be listed as "inactive" the rest of the season, meaning he could still be traded.
Whitney Houston's funeral left the city of Newark with a big bill. The funeral drew so many fans that it cost more than $187,000 in police overtime. That was nearly 5% of the $4M budget for the year. Taxpayers say the family should be footing the bill.
Nicki Minaj Wants A Pink House In Britain
Nicki Minaj is house-hunting in the U.K. The Trinidad-born rapper wants to buy a mansion in Buckinghamshire and paint it pink. Her new album is ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.' She wants a pink, heart-shaped swimming pool, a pink Rolls-Royce, and flamingos for pets.
Melissa Etheridge's Ex Wants More Money In Custody Case
Melissa Etheridge's former partner is requesting a hike in child custody payments. She is currently getting $23,000 a month. Tammy Lynn Michaels claims she deserves more. She alleges Etheridge is teaching the kids to be rude to her. They’re back in court next month.
Mel B Wants A Baby Boy
Mel B wants a baby boy. The 36-year-old former Spice Girl already has daughters Phoenix, age 13, Angel, age five and eight-month-old Madison. She’s hoping for a son. She lives in Sydney with husband Stephen Belafonte.
'Lion King' is highest-grossing show on B'way
"The Lion King" has surpassed "Phantom of the Opera" as the highest-grossing show on Broadway. "The Lion King" opened on Broadway in 1997. It has earned $853.8 million. "Phantom" debuted in New York in 1988, and has grossed $853.1 million.
OctoMom’s car window smashed out, note left behind
Outrage over Octomom Nadya Suleman’s decision to go on welfare. Last weekend, her car window was smashed out. A handwritten note was left behind. It read, "Leave California or you will die." Her father filed a police report after the incident.
Singer Montell Jordan Owes Big Tax Debt
R&B singer-turned-pastor Montell Jordan owes the IRS $630,000. He has outstanding payments from 1999 to 2001. A second lien was filed in March after he allegedly failed to settle the invoice. His music was recently used in a Jackson-Hewitt tax commercial.
“Idol” judges: thumbs down on Cavanaugh, Testone, way up for Ledet & Sanchez
It was 80s night on “Amercian Idol.” Hollie Cavanaugh and Elise Testone failed to impress the judges. The pairing of Joshua Ledet & Jessica Sanchez singing “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" by Aretha Franklin and George Michael won high praise from the judges.
Gavin DeGraw exhausted on “Dancing,” hints he’s ready to leave
Gavin DeGraw is ready to leave “Dancing with the Stars.” He’s been in the bottom the past 2 weeks, but was saved both times. He said getting booted “probably wouldn't be a total heartbreaker.” He’s exhausted 2 weeks in, and wants to get back to singing & touring.
Sorrentino done with rehab, heads back to Jersey Shore
Mike Sorrentino, known as The Situation, has checked out of the Cirque Lodge rehab center in Utah. He was receiving treatment for prescription medication abuse. He will now prepare to tape the new season of "Jersey Shore."
Us Weekly reports three SNL cast members departing
There’s word that SNL cast members Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg and Jason Sudeikis are leaving at the end of the season. An SNL spokesperson says, "no decisions will be made until the end of the summer." Modern Family's Sofía Vergara will host this Saturday.
Full Whitney Houston Autopsy Released
The full autopsy report on Whitney Houston was released Wednesday. Her assistant found her face down in the bathtub. A white substance believed to be cocaine was found around her suite. She drowned, but had heart disease and chronic cocaine use.
Seacrest to cover Olympics for NBC
Ryan Seacrest will cover the London Olympics this summer for NBC. He made the announcement on the Today Show Wednesday. He also joked about replacing Matt Lauer. Seacrest works on several E! programs and is the longtime host of "American Idol."
That '70s Show, In Living Color Casts Reunite for Fox's 25th Anniversary
Fox is bringing back cast members from its past hit shows for a night of celebration on its 25th Anniversary Special. It airs Sunday, April 22 at 8. Included are: That 70s Show, In Living Color, 24, Married With Children, Ally McBeal, The X-Files, & Beverly Hills 90210.
The Jacksons announce concert tour
Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon and Tito Jackson are going on tour. The Jacksons' Unity Tour 2012 is to kick off June 18 in Louisville, Ky. The only member missing will be Michael, who died in 2009. They will perform their greatest hits & keep the family legacy alive.
Burger King apologizes to Blige over ad
Burger King is apologizing to Mary J. Blige & her fans for releasing an ad that garnered fan backlash. The clip featured Blige singing about the new chicken snack wraps. Some in the black community said it was stereotypical. Burger King explained the spot was unfinished.
Ryan Gosling saves writer's life
Ryan Gosling saved a British woman from getting hit by a taxi in New York on Tuesday. The woman is a contributing writer, and detailed the heroic deed on Twitter. The Canadian-born Gosling also broke up a Manhattan street fight in August.
2 'Real Housewives' spin-off into their own shows on Bravo
Two of "The Real Housewives" are getting their own shows on Bravo. Beverly Hills cast member Lisa Vanderpump’s show will center on her new Hollywood restaurant, SUR. Atlanta housewife Kandi Burruss’ "The Kandi Factory" will work with wannabe pop stars.
Drew Barrymore: Is She Sporting a Baby Bump?
She has yet to confirm if she's expecting, but Drew Barrymore may be letting her belly do the talking. She stepped out in L.A. on Tuesday, with her belly clearly showing a bulge. She and fiancé, art consultant Will Kopelman, recently returned from a Parisian vacation.
Carrie Underwood Won't Tour With Husband
Carrie Underwood does not take husband Mike Fisher on tour. She hates squeezing into a tour bus bed with him. She said: ''We see each other as much as we can, but he's not one for road life.” She said he gets bored easy, so on the road, she finds things for him to do.
Bruce Willis ready to vacate Idaho, offers to Donate Ski Resort To Charity
Bruce Willis wants to donate his Idaho ski resort to charity. He is willing to give the Soldier Mountain ski area to the right nonprofit organization. He bought the facility in the 1990s. He also put his Idaho home, bar and nightclub on the market.
Palin helps keep 'Today' ahead vs. Couric on 'GMA'
Sarah Palin helped "Today" maintain its winning streak against "GMA." The show had 23,000 more viewers Tuesday than “Good Morning America” and Katie Couric. Couric is filling in all week at "GMA." Palin appeared as a "Today" guest co-host on Tuesday.
Actor Barry Williams (Greg Brady) becomes a dad again at 57
Barry Williams' girlfriend, Elizabeth Kennedy, has given birth to their daughter. Williams is best known as Greg Brady from the 1970s sitcom "The Brady Bunch." Samantha Rose was expected to be born April 23 but came early. He also has a 9-year-old son.
George Michael pens song about battle with illness
George Michael is writing a song about his near-death battle in a Vienna hospital last year. He was diagnosed with severe pneumonia in November. He was forced to postpone his tour. The song will be called "White Light". He will re-start his postponed tour in September.
Vince Neil banned from Las Vegas resort
The Palms hotel and casino in Las Vegas has banned Motley Crue front man Vince Neil for inappropriate behavior. He complained via Twitter about rude treatment by staff at the Palms restaurant March 28. Management said Neil misbehaved, & is no longer welcome.
Jack Wagner remains among "The Bold and the Beautiful," but his time on "Dancing With the Stars" is done. He received the least votes. Gavin DeGraw & Gladys Knight joined him in the bottom 3. For the next 3 weeks, the judges will send the worst dancers home.
Alec Baldwin goes Twitter-ballistic for fiancée
When it comes to his 28-year-old fiancee, Alec Baldwin is very protective. He used Twitter to blast the New York Daily News for "crashing" yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas' class. Reporters showed up Tuesday to interview her. They became engaged last weekend.
Ryan Seacrest postpones 'Today' appearance to today
Ryan Seacrest was apparently in too much pain to make a planned appearance on Today Tuesday morning. The show had been touting a big announcement, but Ryan tweeted:”I'm feeling a little pain from elbow surgery, doctors says no travel for a day.” He’s on today.
Bruno Mars has not come out of the closet
CNN reported yesterday that singer Bruno Mars had come "out of the closet." His rep says the story is "false" and "completely fabricated." It was picked up from a website, likely an April Fool’s joke. Last night, he performed at Carnegie Hall in New York.
Eddie Cibrian: Leann Rimes In Talks For 'X Factor'
Eddie Cibrian has confirmed LeAnn Rimes is in talks for the U.S. 'X Factor'. He revealed his wife met with show bosses to discuss a possible judging position. Meanwhile, Britney Spears’ contract is expected to be signed this week.
A Katy Perry 4th of July: 3-D movie over Independence Day weekend
Katy Perry’s 3-D concert film hits theaters July 5. Crews followed Perry over her 124-date California Dreams tour. The resulting footage has been cut into the concert performance film. It's unclear whether it'll touch upon the breakup of her marriage with Russell Brand.
Whitney Houston Wasn't Broke When She Died, Says Mother
Whitney Houston's mother has denied reports the late singer was broke when she died. Cissy Houston says people claiming her daughter had no money when she died ''don't know what they're talking about''. She said “she was my only daughter, and a good one.''
Avril Lavigne Turns Check-Out Assistant For Charity
Avril Lavigne became a checkout bagger on Tuesday to support a Canadian supermarket's new charity drive. Safeway Canada is raising funds for Special Olympics and Easter Seals. She also filmed exclusive videos for fans in exchange for a $5 donation to the fundraiser.
Hilary Duff Reveals Baby Son On Twitter
Hilary Duff has shared the first picture of her newborn son on Twitter. She welcomed baby Luca on March 20. The wide-eyed tot is the first child for the former 'Lizzie McGuire' star and her NFL player husband Mike Comrie. They married in August 2010.
Shonda Rhimes adopts baby girl
Shonda Rhimes has adopted a baby girl named Emerson Pearl. She previously adopted daughter Harper in 2002. "We're just doing a lot of bonding right now," she said. "This is a happy time -- I feel so lucky." She did not say how old the child is or where she was born.
Richie Performs With Daughter At Vegas Show
Lionel Richie had an extra-special duet partner at a star-studded tribute concert in Las Vegas Monday night: daughter Nicole joined him onstage. He took to the stage at the MGM Grand to promote his new country album Tuskegee. It airs on TV April 13.
Madonna, Gaga & Jackson Make The Cut For All-Time 100 Fashion Icons
Madonna, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and The Beatles are among the All-Time 100 Fashion Icons by Time magazine editors. The list goes back to 1923, the year the publication was born. The extensive list is split into six categories.
Beach Boys Team Up With Los Angeles Dodgers For Baseball Season
The reunited Beach Boys will open the baseball season at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Brian Wilson and his band will perform at the venue before the Dodgers' home game against Pittsburgh April 10. The group will be honored with its music played the night of May 18.
Gordon Ramsay's Alleged Mistress Contacted By Police
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay's alleged mistress has revealed there may be a sex tape. Police in London contacted Sarah Symonds. They told her they uncovered “sensitive” information on the couple during their investigations into the phone hacking inquiry.
'Smash' soundtrack set for release
"Smash" has been renewed for a second season. The soundtrack from the first season will be released next month. The album will feature Katharine McPhee and other cast members performing the original music. It will also include pop tunes adapted for the series.
CBS inks deals with Letterman, Ferguson
CBS has reached agreements with David Letterman and Craig Ferguson. They’ll continue on late-night TV through 2014. Letterman started his career on NBC's "Late Night" in 1982. This is his 30th year. Craig Ferguson debuted in 2005. He’s moving to a larger stage.
Here come the sons: Will Beatles' kids form own band?
Sgt. Pepper may have recruited new members to the Lonely Hearts Club Band. Four sons of the four Beatles may be looking to form a group of their own. James McCartney has reached out to create the next generation of The Beatles. So far, they’re just in talks.
Levi Johnston: We Didn't Plan the Pregnancy, but We're Excited
Levi Johnston says his unborn baby was an unexpected surprise ... but he's very excited to raise the child the way HE wants to. Bristol Palin is the mother of his son Tripp. He hasn’t been allowed to see him in over a month. Levi & his girlfriend are “both happy.”
On this date in 1960, Elvis Presley recorded "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" in Nashville, Tenn., for RCA Victor.
'Hunger Games' earns $61.1M to top 'Titans' sequel
Overall domestic revenues totaled $154 million, up 23 percent from the same weekend last year, when "Hop" led with $37.5 million. For the year, domestic receipts are at $2.6 billion, 20 percent ahead of 2011's.
Taylor Swift wins ACM entertainer of the year
Taylor Swift won her second consecutive entertainer of the year award at the Academy of Country Music Awards last night. Saturday night, she was saluted by first lady Michelle Obama for her charity work on The Kids' Choice Awards.
Swift's date too sick to attend ACM Awards
A New Jersey teen sick with leukemia had to decline being Taylor Swift’s date to the ACM Awards last night. 18-year-old Kevin McGuire is back in the hospital. His older sister thanked Taylor for the opportunity. Taylor promised "I'll make it up to you, Kevin!"
'Celebrity Apprentice': Aubrey O'Day walks, Debbie Gibson, Dee Snider fired
Last night’s "Celebrity Apprentice" saw 2 tasks, 1 team switch, 2 celebrities fired and 1 quit. Debbie Gibson and Dee Snider were both fired. Aubrey O'Day had enough of the negativity & walked out. Tasks included a celebrity guidebook, and a "Walk with Walgreens" campaign.
Jennifer Lopez Unveils Latest Single 'Dance Again.'
Jennifer Lopez today will release her new single on iTunes. The video premieres on this week’s “American Idol.” The single premiered on Friday's Ryan Seacrest's show. It’s called “Dance Again.” It features "On the Floor" collaborator Pitbull and is produced by RedOne.
Sarah Palin to co-host NBC's 'Today,' big Ryan Seacrest announcment
Sarah Palin will be co-host on NBC’s “Today” show Tuesday morning. She will be opposite Katie Couric, who is co-hosting all week on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Tuesday's edition will also include "a big NBC announcement" by Ryan Seacrest.
Sandler sets worst-movie record with Razzies sweep
Adam Sandler has scored a new high - or low - among voters of the Razzies. Sandler's "Jack and Jill" claimed 10 awards to sweep every category, including worst picture. It's the only movie in the 32-year history of the Razzies to win every prize.
Bieber, Berry slimed at Kids Choice Awards
At the 25th annual Kids' Choice Awards, the slime runneth over. Covered in green goo this year were Halle Berry, Taylor Lautner, "Glee" star Chris Colfer, Justin Bieber, and host Will Smith. First Lady Michael Obama was in the front row, and caught a few drops.
Whitney Houston memorabilia auctioned in LA
A bustier worn on stage by Whitney Houston fetched $18,750 at an auction Saturday. The sale of 13 items brought in a total of $80,187. More items, including some 30 dresses worn by Houston, will be auctioned off in June as part of Julien's Music Icons series.
Cissy Houston gives first interview since Whitney's death
The mother of Whitney Houston is finally breaking her silence. Cissy Houston sat down with a New Jersey Fox affiliate to give her first interview since the Feb. 11 passing of her daughter. She said, "There's nothing I can do about it. She’s gone, I can’t bring her back.”
Ashton Kutcher to play Apple founder Steve Jobs in film
Ashton Kutcher is set to play Steve Jobs in an independent biopic titled “Jobs.” He bears a resemblance to the late Apple founder. The film will follow Jobs on his journey from "wayward hippie" to cofounder of Apple. He would film during his show’s summer hiatus.
Duhamel Gives Fergie Black Diamonds For Birthday
Josh Duhamel marked wife Fergie's 37th birthday by giving her a pricey pair of black diamond earrings. She turned 37 last Tuesday, and celebrated by partying in Las Vegas on Friday. She said, "I got some black diamonds from my man. He's that good. He knows me."
Roseanne Barr tweets George Zimmerman's parents' correct address
Apparently Roseanne Barr didn't learn anything from the Twitter misadventures of Spike Lee. She tweeted the correct address for Zimmerman's parents, then deleted the tweet, then threatened to tweet it again. She also posted, “The 'witchburnings' will continue…”
Rapper Budden busted for pot
Joe Budden, a member of Eminem's rap group, was busted for allegedly smoking pot in New York's Times Square Thursday evening. He was due to take the stage as part of the group Slaughterhouse. He was also processed for a warrant for a suspended license in 2007.
Octomom Nadya Suleman taking “temporary” welfare
Octomom tried her best to avoid going on welfare, but she says "becoming totally destitute" forced her hand. She is getting $2,000 a month. The money can only be used on food. The mother of 14 said she's hoping she only needs the assistance for a month of two.
Daniel Craig To Open Olympics 'As James Bond'
It seems that James Bond star Daniel Craig works to serve Her Majesty's both in front of & behind the camera. He has an invitation to open the London Olympics on film as 007, from Queen Elizabeth herself. 2012 marks the 50th Anniversary of the James Bond franchise.