The HollyWooWoo Report Thursday, January 31st, 2013
Lindsay Lohan appears in court, judge announces retirement
I knew you were trouble when you walked in...Lindsay Lohan briefly appeared in court yesterday with her NEW attorney! Judge Stephanie Sautner shook her head when she saw LiLio...because Linds planned on being a "NO SHOW" claiming she had the flu. HA! Her new trial date is set March 18th - and it could result in jail. This is all due to the car accident last summer on the PCH in Malibu when LiLo LIED to LAPD. A big NO NO probation violation.
Lindsay Lohan has new brother
While she was in the courtroom - her dad was in the delivery room. YEP! Lindsay Lohan has a new half-brother. Michael Lohan's ON/OFF girlfriend Kate Major gave birth to a son...Landon Major Lohan. Mazel Tov!
End of '30 Rock' after 7 years
This makes me sad because I looove Tina Fey!!!! Ugh. '30 Rock' ends its 7-year run tonight at 8 p.m. with a one-hour special. Tina Fey's Liz Lemon is a stay-at-home wife and mother, having left her now-canceled late-night show, ‘TGS With Tracy Jordan’. The show also starred Alec Baldwin, Jack McBrayer and Jane Krakowski. So sad. What a great show! Tina Fey is brilliant.
Rihanna confirms Chris Brown reconciliation
File this under...WHAT THE HELL!!!!! Rihanna confirmed to 'Rolling Stone' Magazine she has reconciled with Chris Brown. WHY!!!!! Where is her mother to tell her NO. She insisted she doesn't think Brown will physically hurt her again. Wait and see sister...she said, “He made a mistake, and he's paid his dues. I decided it was more important for me to be happy."
Bev Hills Hotel to cover repairs to Justin Bieber’s Ferrari
Justin Bieber's Ferrari is currently in a repair shop. His friend Lil Twist damaged it on a New Year’s Day drive in Beverly Hills. Wait...his name is LIL TWIST?! Lord. Well....The Four Seasons Hotel will pay the $10,000 repair bill to maintain its lucrative relationship with Justin. A rep for the Four Seasons had no comment.
Justin Timberlake to perform at Grammys
My boy JT...AKA Justin Timberlake...will be rocking that suit and tie at the Grammy Awards Feb. 10. He returned to music earlier this month when he released the single, Suit & Tie, which features Jay-Z. His third solo album, The 20/20 Experience, will be released March 19.
John Mayer Still Worries Vocal Problems Will Return
Katy Perry's boyfriend John Mayer is singing again after a 6-month silence following a second operation on his throat. He returned to the stage January 16 at a benefit concert in his adopted Montana. He can sing, but admits he still worries about his voice. He is dating Katy Perry.
Oprah Winfrey Injured By Tyler Perry's Birthday Gift
This is funny....leave it to Oprah and her extravagant lifestyle!! So Oprah Winfrey spent her 59th birthday in bed Tuesday after straining her back. She was inundated with gifts, including a huge floral arrangement from Tyler Perry. She sprained her back leaning over to pick it up. He joked on Facebook: “Next year I'm sending her 1 rose."
Sad news for actress Ashley Judd and her race car driver hubby Dario Franchitti - they announced they are separating after 11 years of marriage. They married in Scotland in 2001. He has won the Indianapolis 500 three times!! Apparently - distance broke them up. He travels the World racing & she is contemplating running for office in Kentucky.
Barbara Walters is out of the hospital
Good new for Babs! Barbara Walters is out of the hospital and recovering from chicken pox at home. The 83-year-old host of "The View" is resting comfortably and "getting stronger." She went into the hospital Jan. 19 after falling & cutting her head in DC, then she went to NYC for a fever and then she was later diagnosed with chicken pox. What a rough couple of weeks! WHEW! Feel better Barbara!
Lindsay claims she has flu, but photogs catch her out shopping
OH BOY! She is spreading her germs allllll over town. YIKES! Lindsay Lohan reportedly has the flu and a note from her doctor to prove it. So says her Facebok page... She’s due in L.A. court today to address issues in advance of her upcoming February trial. Photos of her shopping in SoHo have surfaced online. She & mom Dina booked a flight from N.Y. to L.A. last night.
Chris Brown's Hand In Cast After Ocean Brawl
Chris Brown has made his first public appearance since his weekend bust-up with fellow R&B singer Frank Ocean. Ocean was treated for minor injuries to his hand. Brown was photographed leaving his house Tuesday with his hand in a cast.
Alec Baldwin's Wife Pregnant
Alec Baldwin is set to become a dad again. Entertainment media reports his new wife, Hilaria Thomas, is pregnant. The couple wed last year. He is 54, she is 28. Baldwin has a 17-year-old daughter, Ireland, from his marriage to actress Kim Basinger (Bay-singer).
The Mayans had it wrong. The end of the World will actually be on June 25th - when The Kris Jenner Daytime Talk Show debuts. Yep - Mama Kardashian is getting her own talk show. Some old man in Hollywood at the FOX studios apparently has the hots for Kris and gave her a talk show. Walter Kronkite just rolled over in his grave.
Barbara Walters can't catch a break. 1st - she falls over a chair in DC and slices her head open. She lands in the hospital. Horrible fever. Then she goes home to NYC...only to be back in the hospital with CHICKEN POX!! The 83 year old news veteran should be home by the end of the week...where we hope she goes to sleep in a padded room wearing a Haz Mat suit and a helmet.
The 4 men who are suing 'American Idol' and the FOX network are claiming they were forced off the show because of the color of their skin. And because they were men. Some of them said producer Nigel Lythgoe was a nice guy - but ended their 15 minutes of fame too soon. It's a million dollar lawsuit...that will probably be thrown out within the 1st 15 minutes of their trial.
Chris 'Beat Her Down' Brown is insisting he DID NOT start the fight between Frank Ocean. It all happened Sunday night - the 2 hip-hop stars were at a recording studio in LA. A fight broke out - police were called and Breezy disappeared. Chris is insiting via his attorney, it was not his fault. What was the fight about? A girl?! Gang colors?! A blurry Instagram photo?! Nope...it was over a parking spot. A PARKING SPOT!!! Only in LA.
Frank Ocean Forces Chris Brown into fight in L.A studio parking lot
Say it ain't so...Chris Brown got into a fist fight?!? NO WAY. And it was allover a parking spot? That is soooooo LA. Here's what went down: Chris Brown was at the Westlake Studio in L.A. last night with an artist he represents. As he was leaving, Frank Ocean’s 'crew' arrived. Chris wanted to shake hands. Frank accused CB of taking bis parking spot and pushed him...and then a fight started. Chris was gone when LAPD arrived. They are investigating. No charges have been filed. Yet.
Bad weather at the Box Office
File this under: I have NO desire to see this movie. And clearly nobody else did. HA! “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" cooked up $19 million in its opening weekend. "Mama" dropped to second place with $12.8 million. "Silver Linings Playbook" came in third place with $10 million. If you havent seen "This Is 40"....go see it. BEST MOVIE EVER!!!
'Argo,' Lawrence, Day-Lewis win at SAG
It was a BIG night in Hollywood as awards season powers on! The SAG Awards...not for plastic surgery. No this is the Screen Actors Guild awards. The CIA thriller "Argo" won the top honor at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Lead-acting honors went to Jennifer Lawrence for "Silver Linings Playbook" and Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln. Best TV comedy was “Modern Family,” top drama was "Downton Abbey." And despite rumors, Jennifer Lawrence's dress did NOT rip. It was just the lining peaking through. No rips. Bad press, but no rips.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher to move to London
I am totally behind these 2 getting married and having kids! I love this Hollywood couple... don't you? Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have been spotted looking at houses in London. They are planning to set up home while she films 'Jupiter Ascending'. They’ll be there about 6 months. Their neighbors would include Kate Hudson and Guy Ritchie. Those are good neigbors to borrow a cup of sugar from! I wonder what Demi Moore is thinking?! Mmmm.....
Dr. Phil lands interview with Manti Te'o girlfriend Hoaxer
THIS IS HUUUUGE FOR PHIL! WOW! Dr. Phil has landed the first interview with Ronaiah Tuiasosopo. Who you ask? Well he is the "mastermind" behind the Manti Te'o fake girlfriend hoax. The two-part interview will air this Thursday and Friday.- Dr. Phil talked with Ronaiah over the weekend. Sources say it was "emotional and deep." Apparently...he is gay & was trying to have a relationship with Manti withouth revealing his identity. Saucy!
Burt Reynolds hospitalized with severe flu
EVERYBODY HAS THE FLU!!! And for actor Burt Reynolds - it is a really really bad case! He has been hospitalized in Florida with a severe case of the flu. He is in intensive care with severe dehydration. His rep told the media he should be well enough to go home today. Reynolds is 76. He had heart bypass surgery in 2010. Feel better big guy!
Casey Anthony Declares Bankruptcy, Reconciles with Her Dad
Remember her? OH - you forgot? Good. Me too. She is scum. And now she is broke. Casey Anthony - the Florida woman acquitted of killing daughter Caylee - has filed for bankruptcy in Florida. She says she has no income. She has been living in a condo in Cape Canaveral since late last year. It was leased for her by her father.
Tina Fey Keen To Get Mean Girls: The Musical Underway In 2013
Buying my tockets to the Great White Way now!!! This is gonna be grrreat! Actress/Writer/Producer Tina Fey is hoping to get the green light to turn her Lindsay Lohan movie 'Mean Girls' into a stage musical this year. The 30 Rock creator and star wrote the screenplay for the popular 2004 teen comedy. She is negotiating with Paramount to bankroll the project. If I had the money, I would bankroll it. Green light that ish Paramount!
Parker - A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist. Stars Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis, and Nick Nolte. Rated R.
Movie 43 - A series of 12 interconnected short films follows three kids as they search the depths of the Internet to find the most banned movie in the world. Stars a large ensemble cast of stars. Rated R for explicit and repulsive content. (Began shooting in 2005 and had 11 directors and 15 writers. Was originally named “Truth or Dare”)
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters - In this spin on the fairy tale, Hansel & Gretel are now bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past. Stars Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton and Famke (Fam-kee) Janssen. Rated R.
Matt Damon gets revenge on Jimmy Kimmel last night
If you watch Jimmy Kimmel, you know about his long-running gag of “not having enough time for Matt Damon.” Last night, Damon tied up and gagged Kimmel, then interviewed Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, & Sheryl Crow. Ben Affleck held the cue cards.
The Baton Rouge audition show for American Idol lasted only an hour. Nicki Minaj and the judges generally behaved themselves. Most impressive was 19-year-old Burnell Taylor, who laid out the judges with a performance of ‘I'm Here’ from Broadway’s The Color Purple.
Nine former black “Idol” contestants claim racism, hire a lawyer
Nine black former "American Idol" contestants are banding together to sue the show. They claim they were all forced off to boost ratings. All 9 were disqualified for various reasons. Producer Nigel Lythgoe said "We treat everybody the same, no matter the race or sex."
Beyonce, Destiny’s Child to perform LIVE at Super Bowl
Beyonce will kick off the Super Bowl half-time show with "Crazy in Love." Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams will join her for a medley of "Bills, Bills, Bills," "Survivor," and their new song "Nuclear." The NFL says all half-time entertainment must be performed LIVE.
Michael Bublé and wife are expecting their first child
Michael Bublé and wife Luisana are expecting their first child. The couple made the announcement in a video posted on her YouTube account. Bublé sings ‘Haven't Met You Yet’, while ‘We're having a baby Bublé!" is displayed on top an ultrasound image.
Kanye West drops thousands of dollars on five Cartier bracelets
Kanye West is spoiling Kim Kardashian during their stay in Paris this week. The rapper has showered his pregnant girlfriend with jewels from high-end jewelry store Cartier. He gave her 5 yellow gold and diamond bracelets. One, the coveted Love Bracelet, cost $34,650.
No “Dancing” for Lance, thank you
Lance Armstrong's publicist has confirmed the disgraced cyclist has turned down an offer to compete on "Dancing with the Stars." He has been offered to compete every year since the show started. He notified producers this week not to bother.
'America's Next Top Model' winner seriously injures face in accident
Lisa D'Amato, who won "America's Next Top Model: All-Stars," was injured on a movie set in Colorado. She and a crew member were doing a handstand. She fell on her face, he fell on top of her. Her nose was broken & face badly cut. She was in Top Model season 5.
JJ Abrams to direct next 'Star Wars'
J.J. Abrams is set to direct the next installment of "Star Wars," which will be "Episode 7" due out in 2015. Disney bought "Star Wars" maker Lucasfilm last month for $4 billion. He directed "Star Trek: Into Darkness," set to hit theaters May 17.
Justin Timberlake's '20/20 Experience' Due March 19
Justin Timberlake's third solo album, "The 20/20 Experience," will hit stores March 19. "Suit & Tie" rocketed to No. 4 this week and earned JT his best sales week for a download. He'll be playing a New Orleans charity gig Feb. 2 as part of the Super Bowl weekend festivities.
Stars Give Away Sundance Swag Bags To Charity
Stars put their celebrity status to good use at the Sundance Film Festival by giving away their swanky gift bags to charity. There was a reverse gift-giving suite set up over the 10-day festival in Utah. Donated items will be distributed to needy families across the country.
Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn dating? She's teaching his kids to ski
Tiger Woods is finally moving on. He has been seeing Olympic gold-medal winning skier Lindsey Vonn for about 2 months. She's been teaching his kids how to ski. He made a trip to visit Lindsey in mid-January when she was competing at an event in Austria.
Jennifer Lawrence Angers Hawaiians On ‘Catching Fire’ Movie Set
Jennifer Lawrence angered Hawaiian natives while filming the latest installment of The Hunger Games. She was wearing a wetsuit and got an itch. She rubbed her bottom on a pile of sacred rocks. The locals worship the stones for their supposed religious powers.
Barry Manilow, still sick, cancels shows through the weekend
Barry Manilow has canceled performances of his Broadway show through the weekend as he recovers from bronchitis. The show was set to open last night. He fell ill Tuesday & canceled Tuesday and Wednesday preview performances. He plans to be back on stage Tuesday.
‘Girls’ renewed for third season
Golden Globe winning comedy 'Girls' will return for a third season. Lena Dunham, who created and stars in the comedy, wants to extend its run from 10 episodes to 12. The new season begins shooting at the end of March through summer.
Marc Anthony splits from Shannon de Lima
Marc Anthony has split from model girlfriend Shannon de Lima. His rep said, ''The amicable breakup became official in mid-January.'' He filed for divorce from Jennifer Lopez in April 2012 following their 7-year marriage. They have twins, 4-year-old Emme and Max.
Justin Timberlake's grandfather dead
The grandfather of Justin Timberlake has died. Bill Bomar died Dec. 29. He was too ill to travel to Italy for Justin and Jessica Biel's wedding last year. Justin flew a slice of wedding cake 5000 miles to him. Justin 7 jessica attended his funeral January 2.
Steven Seagal becomes sheriff's deputy in New Mexico
Steven Seagal has been sworn in as a New Mexico sheriff's deputy. He is now 60. He is expected to take part in border security training soon. The A&E reality series "Steven Seagal: Lawman," followed his adventures as a deputy in a Parish in Louisiana.
Actress Leigh Taylor-Young is 68. Actress Jenifer (cq) Lewis is 56. Actress Dinah Manoff is 55. Country musician Mike Burch (River Road) is 47. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kina is 44. Actress China Kantner is 42. Actress Ana Ortiz is 42. Musician Matt Odmark (OHD'-mark) (Jars of Clay) is 39. Actress Mia Kirshner is 38. Actress Christine Lakin is 34. Rhythm-and-blues singer Alicia (ah-LEE'-shuh) Keys is 32. Actor Michael Trevino (TV: "The Vampire Diaries") is 28.
Am I the only one who is NOT a fan of Nicki Minaj? Doubt it. HA! Last night’s “American Idol” auditions were in Charlotte, North Carolina. 37 lucky contestants were sent to Hollywood...but the focus last night was on the non-stop feuding between Nicki and Mariah. Nicki even walked off the set! She is such a drama queen. I can't wait til the show goes LIVE in LA! That will be entertaining for sure.
Voice actor for Charlie Brown arrested in Calif.
File this under...WTF! The man who was the voice of Charlie Brown is in jail in San Diego. 56-year-old Peter Robbins allegedly threatened his former girlfriend & her plastic surgeon. Maybe he didn't like the new nose job? So strange to harrass the plastic surgeon too?! Random. He told police he wants his money back, along with his dog & car. Bail is $550,000. His lawyer says he’s eccentric. Good word to describe him. But he's also a looney tune!
Kate Upton's Super Bowl Ad Blasted By Parenting Group
I'm too sexy for...TV! 20 year old super-model Kate Upton's uber-sexy Super Bowl ad has been criticized by the Parents Television Council. They claim the ad is TOO sexy & provacative! In the ad - Kate washes a Mercedes-Benz while being watched by young football players. A sneak peek of the commercial has been posted on YouTube. Is it sexy? Yes!!! Is it offensive? Not at all.
Justin Timberlake To Stage Comeback Concert On The Eve Of The Super Bowl
This just made my day...and now all I want is a beinget & a plane ticket to N'Awlins!!! Justin Timberlake will make his LIVE music comeback on the eve of the Super Bowl. He’ll perform a New Orleans charity concert Feb. 2. We all remember what happened in 2004...when Justin performed with Janet Jackson and it was the "nip-slip" seen round the World. My advice JT: wear a turtleneck. HA!
White House shrugs off 'lip-sync' flap
Are we still hung up on this?! Geez. Yesterday - The White House declined to comment on whether Beyonce lip-synched at the presidential inaugural. Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters there are "bigger issues to be concerned with". AGREED! For once, I agree. Move on. Close the door. End of story.
Beyonce disappointed by controversy
And her we go again...Beyonce is reported to be disappointed by the controversy surrounding her lip-synced performance at the inauguration. She feels the controversy has tarnished what was supposed to be a momentous occasion. AGAIN - I AGREE!! She did not want to flub any of the words live & that is why she sang to a pre-recorded track.
CONGRATS to POINT artist Shakira...she is a mama. And her days of sleeping in past 10AM are over. HA HA! The 35-year-old Colombian singer and her 25-year-old soccer stud boy-toy Gerard welcomed son Milan on Tuesday in Spain. Shakira announced the news on Twitter.
Did or didn't she? Beyonce questioned on lip sync
We know she can sing...but can she sing LIVE?! Mmmmmm...rumor has it Beyonce sang to a pre-recorded track on Monday at Obama's innauguration. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Marine Band told news outlets Beyonce lip synced the national anthem at the inauguration. She had not rehearsed with the band, because of time constraints. By late afternoon, the Marine Corps backed off the statement. Hmmmm....either way I thought she was awesome! And looked gorgeous.
Lindsay Lohan’s attorney has had enough of the games, quits her case
Attorney Shawn Holley is saying goodbye to Lindsay Lohan. She will withdraw from Lindsay’s case before her hearing January 30. She has not been paid to keep Lindsay out of jail. Lindsay hired Mark Heller, a New York lawyer not licensed to practice in California.
Hospitalized Barbara Walters expects to be home soon
Barbara Walters remained hospitalized Tuesday after falling and hitting her head in Washington during the weekend. She has stitches in her upper scalp. She thanked everyone for their concern & support. She expects to go home later this week to recover. She is 83.
New Kids On The Block to tour with 98 Degrees, Boyz II Men
File this under BEST DAY EVER!!! New Kids on the Block will tour this year with fellow vocal groups 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men. The Package Tour is to kick off May 31 in Conn. It wraps July 13 in Minneapolis. There are no Virginia stops. This will be the first tour for 98 Degrees in more than 12 years.
Adele names son Angelo?
Adele has given a clue that her son's name is Angelo. She’s been wearing a gold necklace with the name on it. He was born in October. She is engaged to charity worker Simon Konecki. At the Golden Globes, she said, ''I just call him Little Peanut.''
Sheryl Crow sits for interview, won’t say if she knew Lance doped
Sheryl Crow sat down with Entertainment Tonight to talk about her time as Lance Armstrong’s fiancé. The most important question: did she know he was doping? She replied she did not want to comment. She gave useless, non-committal answers.
Beyonce, James Taylor & Kelly Clarkson performed at yesterday’s Presidential Inauguration in DC. Beyonce and Kelly Clarkson were incredible!!! Absolutely fantastic. WOW! And then last night, Jennifer Hudson, Stevie Wonder, FUN, Brad Paisley & Alicia keys performed at 2 inauguration balls. Yes - 2 balls! Over 30,000 people attended. Where was my invite?! Darn. It was a celeb filled weekend in DC...Other celebs seen in DC: Katy Perry & John Mayer, Ke$ha, Eva Longoria, John Legend & MC Hammer. 2 Legit to QUIT!
Michelle Obama wears Wu to the balls again
The question on everyones mond last night was answered...WHO DESIGNED MICHELLE OBAMA'S DRESS?! The First Lady looked stunning & wore a custom-made Jason Wu gown to last night’s inauguration balls. The ruby-colored dress was a follow-up to the white gown Wu made for her 4 years ago. The designer himself did not know Michelle would wear his design until she was seen on LIVE TV! He Tweeted "IN-SHOCK!!!" last night on his Twitter page.
Chris Brown the latest victim of “swatting”
While I am personally NOT a fan of Chris Brown, this is just RUDE! And un-called for. And a total waste of dollars & time. UGH! Sooo....the LAPD raced to Chris Brown's Hollywood Hills home Monday afternoon after someone called 911 and reported a domestic incident involving a gun!!! HOLY CRAP! It was just a hoax though. Chris Brown was not home...apparently there is a big trend in LA right now with celebrities being the victims of "swatting". Fake calls made to 911 about a major crime scene at an A-Lister's house. Sounds like a bunch of bored kids to me!
Barbara Walters hospitalized after fall over chair, misses inauguration
Babs missed the party of the year! Or atleast the next 4 years...Barbara Walters is on the mend. The 83-year-old ABC veteran & "View" co-host fell over a chair and cut her forehead while visiting the British Ambassador's residence Saturday night in DC. She had a nasty fall & cut...so she was taken via ambulance to a DC hospital. She missed all the events of the weekend but is said to be recovering & will head home to NYC later today. Get Better BARBARA!
Taylor Swift plans to stay single
April Foo's is calling...this sounds like a joke to me!! HA! So Taylor Swift wants to be independent for a while following her split from Harry Styles. She is telling family & friends she wants to be "single" for a while. She has had 13 romances since 2008. 13!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 13!!! THIRTEEN!!!! Holy Crap. I will believe it when I see it. 13?!?!?!?
“American Idol” returned to its roots last night in Chicago with a kinder, gentler episode filled with inspiring stories. Idol being nice?! WOW! That's a 1st... HA HA! Contestant Lazaro Arbos has a bad stutter, but a great singing voice. He was one of 46 voted through last night. Next week, the auditions are in Charlotte NC. I still think hiring Nicki Minaj was a BAD IDEA! Not a fan of her on the show AT ALL.
John Mayer organizes, sings at benefit concert
Katy Perry's boyfriend...AKA John Mayer... performed at his 1st concert in nearly 2 years, a fundraiser he helped organize!! Nice guy, right? It benefits firefighters that helped save his home and others from a Montana wildfire. The concert also included The Zac Brown Band and raised more than $100,000.
LeAnn Rimes wants to end Brandi feud
The claws are NOT out...WOW! They are getting along now I guess? Country Singer/Lifetime actress LeAnn Rimes is ready to end her bitter war with her husband Eddie Cibrian's former wife Brandi Glanville. Brandi is a train wreck on Real Housewives. HOLY SMOKES! Anyway - LeAnn said she is ready to put the feud behind her for the sake of Eddie and Brandi's children. She said': ''I hope we can work it out. Life would be calmer for us all.” Well let's hope they end it. The War of Words on Twitter is NASTY!!!
Sharon Osbourne: Fire in Beverly Hills home started by unattended candle
File this under - HOLY SMOKES!!! Ozzy Osobourne's wife Sharon experienced a fire in her Beverly Hills mansion. It wasn't a cigarette...it was a candle! It started after she fell asleep without blowing out a lit candle in her bathroom. Ooooh - was she setting a mood for Ozzy? HA HA! Thankfully - LAPD and Fire fighters were able to keep damage to a minimum. Sharon warned everyone to never leave a burning candle unattended. DUH!
'Dear Abby' advice columnist dies at age 94
No more Dear Abby....or Dear Pauline. Wait - I'm confused. Pauline Friedman Phillips, who wrote the "Dear Abby" advice column, died Wednesday. She was 94. She had Alzheimer’s disease. Her daughter, Jeanne Phillips, took over the column in 2002. Hold Up....Dear Abby is NOT named ABBY?!?!?! I feel duped. What the What?! RIP Abby...errr Pauline. RIP
"American Idol" returns tonight with new judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Their mission: discovering a singer who can charm America. Fox is hoping the new panel and talent pool brings new life to the aging show that no longer dominates TV ratings.
Fox: Mariah Carey’s legend status worth every penny of $18 million
Fox thinks Mariah Carey is good enough to earn one of the highest salaries in television. The “American Idol” judge will be paid $18 million for this season, $3 million for than Britney Spears got for “X Factor”. Nicki Minaj is getting $12 million and Keith Urban $6 million.
Not guilty pleas entered for Lohan in June car accident
Lindsay Lohan pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges related to a car crash into a dump truck in June. She was ordered to appear in court for a pretrial hearing Jan. 30. Her plea was entered by attorney (for now) Shawn Holley. The trial date is Feb. 27.
Sundance says no thanks to Lindsay’s film
The Sundance Film Festival has rejected Lindsay Lohan's film, "The Canyons." They did a pre-screening of the movie, then decided not to show it at the festival. The movie instead will be screened for buyers at the end of the month. A release date is pending a distributor.
Lindsay Lohan and guests do $50,000 of damage to NYC hotel
Lindsay Lohan is banned from the W Hotel at Union Square in New York City. She rented a room there for several weeks, and allowed friends to hang out. The room was trashed with cigarette burns everywhere. The carpets had to be changed. Damage is $50,000.
Newtown shooting survivors record song for charity
21 children who survived last month's shooting rampage at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School have recorded a version of "Over the Rainbow." It’s being sold on Amazon and iTunes. Proceeds benefit the United Way and the Newtown Youth Academy.
“GQ” says Beyonce hottest woman of the 21st century…so far
“GQ" magazine has chosen the 100 Hottest Women of the 21st Century. Beyonce was given the title "Miss Millennium". The list is in no particular order. Some are on it twice. The list includes a healthy dose of celebrities, politicians, and female newsmakers.
Elton John calls baby boy Elijah
Elton John and David Furnish have named their new baby boy Elijah Joseph Daniel. He was born Friday evening in Los Angeles. They also have a 2-year-old son, Zachary. They used the same California-based surrogate who had Zachary on Christmas Day 2010.
Kim Kardashian reveals fertility issues; calls pregnancy 'a pleasant surprise'
Kim Kardashian's pregnancy took her by surprise. She faced fertility issues similar to her sister Khloe's. She is due in July, about the same time Kourtney's child Penelope was born last summer. "Kourtney & Kim Take Miami" returns to E! on Sunday at 9 p.m.
'X Factor' winner Tate Stevens signs record deal
‘X Factor’ champ Tate Stevens has signed a record deal. The Season 2 winner signed a deal with Syco/RCA Nashville under producer Simon Cowell. He’s already writing and recording his debut. The untitled new album will be released later this fall.
Chicago rapper facing jail for parole violation
Chicago rapper Chief Keef has been taken into custody. A juvenile court judge decided a video of him firing a semiautomatic rifle at a New York gun range was a violation of probation. He pointed a gun at police last year. He’ll be sentenced Thursday. He is 17.
The Oxygen cable channel has pulled the plug on "All My Babies' Mamas." The reality show starred rapper Shawty Lo, his 11 children and their 10 mothers. A petition collected 37,000 signatures. The Parents Television Council threatened to protest advertisers.
Drop Dead Diva Cancelled
Drop Dead Diva has been laid to rest. The series, which airs on the Lifetime network, has been cancelled after four seasons. The show starred Brooke Elliott as a model who is killed in a car crash and comes back to life as an overweight lawyer.
Jessica Simpson Set for NBC Comedy Pilot
Jessica Simpson is set to star in a television pilot in development for NBC. It’s loosely based on her life. She became best known for reality TV shows, and for singing a few pop songs. The new comedy will feature Simpson in unusual and silly situations…much like her past.
Holly Madison in the dog house with Las Vegas neighbors
Mom-to-be Holly Madison is in hot water with her neighbors in Las Vegas. She had a huge pink kennel built for her 3 canine babies: Louis, Napoleon and Josephine. It violates neighborhood restrictions. She and Pasquale Rotella are moving to another neighborhood.
Rap Duo Kris Kross Reuniting For Special Concert
Rap duo Kris Kross is reuniting to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Jermaine Dupri's So So Def Records. Chris Kelly and Chris Smith formed Kris Kross in 1992. They disbanded in 1996 after 3 albums. Da Brat, Xscape, & Bow Wow perform at Fox Theater in Atlanta Feb. 23.
Talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger is 66. Movie director John Carpenter is 65. Actress-dancer-choreographer Debbie Allen is 63. Singer Sade (shah-DAY') is 54. Rock musician Paul Webb (Talk Talk) is 51. Rhythm-and-blues singer Maxine Jones (En Vogue) is 47. Actor David Chokachi (CHOH'-kuh-chee) is 45. Actor Richard T. Jones is 41. Actress Josie Davis is 40. Model Kate Moss is 39. Rock musician Nick Valensi (The Strokes) is 32. Actress Yvonne Zima is 24.
Lindsay Lohan owes lawyer 300k, fires her day before court hearing
Lindsay Lohan reportedly owes her former attorney $300,000 in unpaid legal fees. She has sacked Shawn Holley and replaced her with New York based lawyer Mark Heller. Shawn kept Lindsay out of jail for over 5 years. Lindsay has a probation violation hearing today.
Kenny Chesney Performs Amazing Grace In Memory Of Sandy Hook Victims
Anderson Cooper hosted a special CNN show last night called ‘United In Newtown.’ He talked to relatives of the 26 victims. Singer Kenny Chesney sang a moving rendition of Amazing Grace especially for the broadcast. It’s been a month since the tragedy.
Kate Middleton’s pregnancy going well, public appearances to be limited
Dutchess Kate is recovering from morning sickness at 14 weeks. She is due in July. The gender of the child has not been revealed. She is not carrying twins. Her public appearances will be limited so she maintains her health.
Ann Romney passes on 'Dancing with the Stars'
Ann Romney won’t be doing the cha-cha and quick step for the Disco Ball trophy. Mitt Romney’s wife has decided not to compete on Dancing with the Stars. She is a big fan of the show. She was approached by producers just after Mitt Lost the election.
Charlie Sheen to become a grandfather for first time
Charlie Sheen's eldest daughter Cassandra is expecting. Her mother is his high school girlfriend, Paula Profit. Cassandra is 28. It will be Charlie’s first grandchild. He has five children with three different women.
Taylor Swift booked romantic break for Harry
Taylor Swift had booked a romantic holiday to Venice for Harry Styles' 19th birthday next month. They split 2 weeks ago. She booked 5 nights in a 5-star hotel on the Grand Canal. Harry and Justin Bieber plan to travel to Mexico over the coming Spring Break.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Defends Movie Violence Month After School Massacre
Arnold Schwarzenegger has waded into the movie violence debate. The former California Governor is promoting his new action film ‘The Last Stand’. He insists people "know the difference" between movie & real-life violence. He believes some of it is mental illness.
One Direction to Start Shooting 3D Movie in Tokyo
One Direction will begin shooting their 3D film next weekend. The film, to be released Aug. 30, is being shot in Tokyo. The band is set to perform two shows there Jan. 18 and 19. They will then bring their world tour to the U.K., U.S. and Canada.
Ryan Gosling Was Once Considered As A Backstreet Boy
Ryan Gosling recently revealed he came close to becoming a member of the Backstreet Boys. A.J. McLean was a neighbor in Florida. He wanted Ryan to join the group, but they never set up a meeting to make it happen. McLean says the offer is still open.
Site That Urges 'Idol' Watchers to 'Vote for the Worst' to Close
The website “Vote For The Worst” is calling it quits at the end of ‘American Idol Season 12.” Creator Dave Della Terza says the show is “no longer relevant.” The site started in 2004. Terza said, "Some wonderful person paid off Nicki Minaj to help take down the show.”
R&B star Teena Marie's Swansong Album Set For Release
R&B star Teena Marie's final album is out today, two years after the singer died. Her daughter Alia Rose spent 2 years seeking out the best label and release date. The songs were completed just before Tina Marie died. Her 14th and last album is called “Beautiful.”
Ziggy Marley Donates Song To Polio Campaign
Reggae star Ziggy Marley has urged world leaders to concentrate efforts on the eradication of polio in Asia and Africa. He says a lot of children have the disease. His music is on the ‘End Polio Now’ benefit album. He hopes the next generation will be free of the disease.
Patrick Dempsey wins legal bid for coffee company
Patrick Dempsey's bid to buy coffee chain Tully's has been approved. He outbid competitors including Starbucks to buy the Seattle based chain for $9.2 million. His company is called Global Baristas LLC. Tully's Coffee filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October.
Charlie Sheen denies that drugs caused his infamous meltdown
Charlie Sheen has denied drugs caused his infamous meltdown in 2011. He appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman last night. He said, 'It was just my brain was kind of separated into itself.” He is promoting the 2nd season of his FX show Anger Management.
"Les Miserables" won 3 Golden Globes and "Argo" 2. Homeland was Best TV Series Drama. Les Miserables, Homeland & Game Change won 3 Globes each. Jodie Foster was honored for Lifetime Achievement. Hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey were charming and funny.
Bill Clinton gets a standing O at Golden Globes
A big surprise during Golden Globes last night: President Bill Clinton came out to describe one of the nominated films, the Steven Spielberg-directed "Lincoln." Amy Poehler gushed afterward, "Wow, what an exciting special guest! That was Hillary Clinton's husband!"
Cyber spoiler: Globes Tweets winners before they aired
The Twitter account of the Golden Globes posted the names of the winners before they were announced on TV. Most were posted a minute before the announcement aired. The wins by Ben Affleck and Hugh Jackman were tweeted 4 minutes before the envelopes were opened.
Justin Timberlake Unveils '20/20 Experience' Album Title in Open Letter
Justin Timberlake last night released his long-awaited comeback single, "Suit & Tie." He also unveiled the title of his next album in an open letter to fans. "The 20/20 Experience" will be arriving later this year. His last release was the 2006 blockbuster "FutureSex/LoveSounds."
Lady Gaga Splits Pants During First Night Of North American Tour
The North American leg of Lady Gaga's tour got off to a rough start Friday. She was in Vancouver, Canada. During a performance of Heavy Metal Lover, her Versace latex bodysuit burst, exposing her backside. She continued her routine, climbing on her set motorcycle.
Britney Spears to do show in Las Vegas, calls off engagement
Britney Spears has almost locked down a deal to do a Celine Dion-type show in Las Vegas. She is working with the Caesar group properties on the deal. She is expected to be paid more than $100M a year. She’s also called off her engagement to finance Jason Trawick.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West plan commitment ceremony
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are planning a commitment ceremony. They will proclaim their love in front of family and friends while she waits for her divorce from Kris Humphries. Kanye will whisk her off to Italy for a long weekend after a bash in Malibu.
'American Idol' returns Wednesday
‘American Idol’ is back this Wednesday night. Ryan Seacrest brags the upcoming season will be its "best season yet." To date: Carrie Underwood has been the most successful Idol. Taylor Hicks has vanished. Opening auditions will include small-town singers.
Miss New York crowned Miss America
Miss New York Mallory Hagan Saturday was named Miss America 2013. She plans to use her scholarship award to pursue a degree in cosmetics and fragrance marketing. Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers was runner-up, and Miss Oklahoma Alicia Clifton was second runner-up.
Destiny's Child to reunite with Beyonce at Super Bowl
Beyoncé plans to reunite Destiny’s Child at the Super Bowl halftime. They are releasing their first album in 8 years on Jan. 29, just a few days before the Feb. 3 game. Love Songs is a compilation of their greatest hits, with one new song.
Beyonce Shares Photo Of Baby's First Sonogram
Beyonce thrilled fans by showing off a photo of her baby daughter's first sonogram. It’s in a new teaser for her upcoming HBO documentary, Life Is But A Dream. Blue Ivy recently turned 1. She suffered bouts of anxiety while hiding her baby bump from the media.
Taylor Swift is back in studio, takes aim at Harry Styles
Taylor Swift is telling her followers in a tweet: "Back in the studio. Uh oh..." That means she’s writing & recording a song about her romantic misfire with Harry Styles. It’s a hugely successful music selling strategy for her. She goes on her Red tour in March.
Jamie Foxx back in the studio
Jamie Foxx is starting work on his new album, and has recruited Kanye West and Wil.I.Am to help produce. It will be his 5th album. 2005's 'Unpredictable' reached number 1. In the past, Jamie has collaborated with the likes of Kanye, Justin Timberlake, T.I. and Ne-Yo.
Stevie Wonder served with tax bill…for $40
Stevie Wonder has received letters from the State of California. He’s been slapped with two separate tax liens. He owes $40 to the government. The collection costs and penalties add up to $98. Total amount: $138. He earned that in music royalties in about 30 seconds.
Denzel Washington regrets reckless behavior
Denzel Washington has admitted playing an alcoholic pilot in his new film 'Flight' made him question the decisions he made in his past. He refused to drink so he would be focused on his character. He said he’s done things in his past he regrets that put people in danger.
Tribute concert held for Clarence Clemons
The late E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons was honored by his son and fellow musicians at a sold-out show in Asbury Park, N.J. Saturday. He died June 18, 2011 of complications caused by a stroke. He would have turned 71 on Friday.
Jason Sudeikis, Olivia Wilde engaged
"Saturday Night Live" comedian Jason Sudeikis has proposed to actress Olivia Wilde after dating for just over a year. The coupe began dating in November 2011 and moved in together last year. So far there is no word of when the wedding will take place.
Some of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey's best Globes lines from the night:
"Ricky Gervais could not be here tonight because he is no longer technically in show business." - Tina Fey
"We have no intention of being edgy or offensive tonight because as Ricky Gervais fond out the hard way, when you run afoul of the Hollywood Foreign Press, they make you host this show two more times." - Amy Poehler
"When it comes to torture, I trust the lady who spent three years married to James Cameron." - Amy Poehler on Kathryn Bigelow
"When left untreated, HFPA can lead to cervical cancer." - Amy Poehler
"I have not seen someone so totally alone and abandoned like that since you were on stage with James Franco at the Oscars." - Tina Fey on Anne Hathaway
"Quentin Tarantino is here, the star of all my sexual nightmares." - Tina Fey
"Meryl Streep is not here. She has the flu, and I hear she's amazing in it." - Amy Poehler
"Wow, what an exciting special guest. That was Hilary Clinton's husband!" - Amy Poehler on Bill Clinton
"Everybody's getting a little loose now that we're all losers. Congratulations, Lena, I'm glad we got you through middle school." - Amy
"You know what, Taylor Swift, you stay away from Michael J. Fox's son. ... She needs some 'me' time to learn about herself." - Tina Fey
"Our next presenter is so versatile that he played 'Iron Man' in three different movies." - Tina Fey on Robert Downey Jr.
"Before them they own two hours of late night television and 51 cars." "Please welcome Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno." - Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
"This next presenter is so good-looking he makes young George Clooney look like garbage." "Please welcome middle-aged George Clooney." - Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
"Thanks very much! Good night! We're going home with Jodie Foster!" - Amy Poehler
"Breaking Dawn - Part 2" topped the Razzie nominations with 11, including worst picture. Others include "Battleship," Adam Sandler's "That's My Boy" and Eddie Murphy's "A Thousand Words." Winners for the 33rd annual Razzies will be announced Feb. 23.
Musburger Criticized for Remarks About Star’s Girlfriend During Title Game
ESPN is apologizing for commentator Brent Musburger’s comments about the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback A J McCarron Monday night. He was clearly smitten with 23-year-old Katherine Webb, a former Miss Alabama. Webb told the media Tuesday he was “nice.”
Rihanna tells Chris Brown to avoid ex-girlfriend
Rihanna has reportedly told Chris Brown to completely end his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran. Every time Chris and KT get together, it sparks press rumors. Rihanna wants his total attention. He’s asked to perform with her at the Grammys Feb. 10.
Harry Styles found Taylor Swift demanding
Harry Styles found Taylor Swift ''too demanding'' during their whirlwind romance. She was constantly questioning him about his womanizing reputation. It sparked several arguments over the holidays. She recommended some time apart, and he agreed.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West enjoy babymoon
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West jetted to Paris to enjoy a week long “babymoon”. They toured the city's famous landmarks Tuesday and went shopping and dining together. When they return, they’ll oversee renovation of their new $11 million “starter home” in Bel Air.
Kim and Kris may head to court over mounting legal bills
Kim Kardashian does not want to be married to Kris Humphries when she delivers her baby. Both sides have incurred big attorney's fees while their divorce drags on. She now feels he should pay her lawyer's bills. If they can't settle, the judge will set a trial date next month.
Sandra Bullock set for People's Choice humanitarian honor
Sandra Bullock will be presented with a Humanitarian award at tonight’s People's Choice Awards. She is being honored for her generous philanthropic efforts throughout her career, including recovery efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The show is on CBS.
Lance Armstrong to address alleged doping in interview with Oprah
Oprah Winfrey has landed a "no holds barred" interview with Lance Armstrong. He will address the alleged doping scandal, accusations of cheating, and charges of lying about the use of performance-enhancing drugs. The interview airs on OWN on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 9.
Beyonce, James Taylor, Kelly Clarkson to sing for Obama
Beyoncé, James Taylor and Kelly Clarkson will perform at the second inauguration of President Obama Jan. 21. Beyoncé will sing the national anthem. Taylor will sing America the Beautiful. Clarkson will sing My Country, 'Tis of Thee.
Emma Watson mistaken for child traveling alone at airport
In Hollywood, a youthful look is an asset. In the line at airport security, not so much. Actress Emma Watson revealed on Twitter she was held up by TSA during a holiday trip. They thought she was a child traveling alone. She is 22, and says it’s not the first time.
Beyonce's 'Sexiest' GQ Cover Leaks
Add one more accomplishment to Beyonce's busy 2013: the cover of GQ magazine. An Instagram photo of the February cover made its way online Tuesday. It’s the magazine’s "100 Sexiest Women of the 21st Century." Rihanna was on the November cover.
Matthew McConaughey healthy weight again
Matthew McConaughey is almost back to his healthy weight goal of 165 pounds. He dropped 38 pounds to play an AIDS patient in a movie. He is just 5 pounds from his goal. He admits the dramatic weight loss took a toll on his health. He is recovering.
Naomi Campbell On The Mend After Mugging
Supermodel Naomi Campbell has assured fans she is recovering well after she was mugged in Paris Nov. 21. She was hailing a cab when 2 thugs on motorbikes tried to steal her handbag. She sustained a knee ligament injury. Police are still looking for her attackers.
Katt Williams arrested, put in jail
Katt Williams was arrested in L.A. after blowing off a court date in Sacramento. A Sacramento judge issued a bench warrant for his arrest. LAPD spotted him outside his home yesterday and placed him under arrest. He's currently being held on $100,500 bail.
Ned Wertimer, doorman on 'Jeffersons,' dies at 89
Ned Wertimer, who played Ralph the Doorman on all 11 seasons of the CBS sitcom "The Jeffersons," has died. He was 89, and passed away in a Los Angeles-area nursing home. He was a Navy pilot in WWII. The show's star, Sherman Hemsley, died July 24.
Author Judith Krantz is 85. Football Hall-of-Famer Bart Starr is 79. Sportscaster Dick Enberg is 78. Actress K. Callan is 77. Folk singer Joan Baez is 72. Rockabilly singer Roy Head is 72. Rock musician Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) is 69. Singer David Johansen (aka Buster Poindexter) is 63. Singer Crystal Gayle is 62. Actor J.K. Simmons is 58. Nobel Peace laureate Rigoberto Menchu is 54. Rock musician Eric Erlandson is 50. Actress Joely Richardson is 48. Rock musician Carl Bell (Fuel) is 46. Rock singer Steve Harwell (Smash Mouth) is 46. Rock singer-musician Dave Matthews is 46. Actress-director Joey Lauren Adams is 45. Roots singer-songwriter Hayes Carll is 37. Singer A.J. McLean (Backstreet Boys) is 35. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is 31. Pop-rock musician Drew Brown (OneRepublic) is 29. Rock-soul singer Paolo Nutini is 26. Actress Nina Dobrev is 24. Actor Tyree Brown (TV: "Parenthood") is nine.
Lindsay Lohan's New York assault hearing postponed
A New York court hearing for Lindsay Lohan Monday was delayed. Prosecutors said they need more time to investigate assault allegations against her. She’s accused of punching a woman in the face in a nightclub in November. A conviction would violate her probation.
Taylor Swift, Harry Styles split
Looks like Taylor Swift has fresh material for a new song. She and Harry Styles have called time on their romance. They went to the Virgin Islands New Year’s Day. She left alone Jan 4. And not in a good mood. He partied all week, and returned to London yesterday…alone.
MacFarlane, Stone to read list of Oscar nominees
Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone will announce Oscar nominations bright and early Thursday morning in Beverly Hills. MacFarlane will host the Feb. 24 Oscars ceremony. It’s the first time since Charlton Heston did it in 1972 that the host announces the nominees.
K & K buy new home in Bel Air
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West recently put down $11 million on a mansion in Bel Air. They gutted the original structure on the property and are designing a dream home in its place. The new home will be an Italian-style villa. They live next to Jennifer Aniston & Joe Francis.
Brad Pitt tweets to Chinese that he's coming
A message from Brad Pitt appeared on China's version of Twitter called Weibo: "It is the truth. Yup, I'm coming." It later disappeared. It’s not clear if he took it down or it was censored. He is banned from entering China for his role in 1997’s "Seven Years in Tibet."
Jimmy Kimmel moves to late-night's sweet spot
Jay Leno and David Letterman now have another competitor: Jimmy Kimmel Live moves to 11:35 p.m. tonight. ABC believes he’ll take over as late night king as the other two eventually retire. He’ll have company…Arsenio Hall returns to late night in September.
Letterman says he sees psychiatrist weekly
David Letterman has revealed he sees a psychiatrist once a week. He’s working to correct his behavior after cheating on his wife with show staffers. He said he has to work every day to regain her trust. He now has compassion for anyone suffering from depression.
Protest over proposed show on prolific rapper Shawty Lo
The Parents Television Council is warning Oxygen Network not to air a new show called “All My Babies’ Mamas.” It features Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo, his 11 children and their 10 mothers. The PTC calls the show "grotesquely irresponsible and exploitive."
Tommy Chong says Justin’s music gave away his pot smoking
Tommy Chong of Cheech & Chong fame says he knew Justin Bieber was on weed before anyone else: “you don't get talent like that by drinking alcohol. The herb, man! The herb!" Rapper The Game has some advice: “fake an ailment, get a medical marijuana card.”
Khloe Kardashian vows to get pregnant
Khloe Kardashian is determined to get pregnant this year. She has been open about her struggles to conceive with husband Lamar Odom. She is ready to begin fertility treatments again. She was inspired by older sister Kim, who is due in June.
Charlie Sheen replaces ex porn-star girlfriend…with a new porn star girlfriend
Charlie Sheen has a new goddess. 24-year-old adult video actress Georgia Jones is living in his L.A. mansion. They first got together in October. They went public last week in Mexico. His last girlfriend was also in the skin arts…Bree Olson, who dumped him via text message.
Mariah Carey hopes feud boosts ratings
Mariah Carey hopes her 'American Idol' feud with Nicki Minaj will boost the show's ratings. She hired extra security just to feel safe. Husband Nick Cannon called the drama “theatrics” to get viewer attention. He’s not concerned. The new season kicks off January 16.
Arrest warrant issued for Katt Williams…again
Katt Williams is officially a wanted man again. He failed to show in Sacramento court Monday for a police chase in November. After the chase, he stopped by a Target & slapped an employee in the face. He also missed a court date in December in Seattle.
Bruno Mars Retires Signature Pompadour Hairstyle
R&B singer Bruno Mars has retired his signature pompadour hairstyle. He’s ditched his iconic hair-do for something more low-maintenance. As to why he frequently wears hats: "I'm a short guy, so... I've always done the hat thing, but now I'm doing ones with bigger brims."
Heidi Klum Swears Off Another Marriage
Heidi Klum has no interest in walking down the aisle again after splitting from husband Seal last year. They used to renew their vows every year. She filed for divorce in April, and is now romancing her former bodyguard. She says, "We're moving on with our lives.”
Canada's Shania Twain Center may close for lack of fan interest
The Shania Twain Center in Ontario, Canada may be shut down due to slow ticket sales. The attraction opened in 2001. Twain moved most her memorabilia out last summer. Admission is $10 for adults. The Center is too expensive to keep open and may be sold.
Laurence Fishburne files restraining order against alleged property squatter
Laurence Fishburne has obtained a restraining order against a man who claims he owns his house. Anthony Francis was released from prison Christmas Day. He left a letter at the house demanding the Fishburnes leave. For now, Francis has been ordered to stay away.
“Biggest Loser” and “Bachelor” return tonight: Time for a name switch?
Two reality shows return tonight for a head-to-head competition. The Biggest Loser is on NBC and The Bachelor on ABC. One is about losing weight, the other about finding love. Considering The Bachelor’s track record, maybe it should be using the other show’s title.
Blue Ivy Carter marks her first birthday today, gets suite from dad Jay-Z
Blue Ivy Carter, baby daughter of Jay-Z and Beyonce, turns 1 today. She has her own luxurious hangout in the Barclays Center entertainment and sports center. Jay-Z rents a basement suite for $1 million a year. It includes Blue Ivy's baby toys and gear.
Pregnant Kim Kardashian steps out for dinner in an electric blue dress
Kim Kardashian stepped out for dinner in Miami last night. She showed off her curves in a bold blue strapless dress with strategically placed cut-outs. She happily spoke to and posed with fans. She also announced plans to head off on a promotional tour to the Ivory Coast.
Jewel's Twitter Page Hacked
Jewel fell victim to Internet pranksters Sunday when her Twitter account was hacked. A message promoting an astrology service popped up. In a post, she writes, "My account was hacked. Fixing now. Good luck telling the difference between my weird & theirs! Ha."
‘Smash' musical getting cast album
The Broadway show within a show on NBC's "Smash" is getting its own cast album. The 22-song cast album for “Bombshell” will be released Feb. 12. NBC premieres the drama's 2nd season a week before the album comes out. The soundtrack has music from both seasons.
Actor Thomas Gibson arrested, suspected of DUI
Police in Los Angeles arrested actor Thomas Gibson on suspicion of DUI early Sunday. He drove through a barricade set up to keep cars off the course of a night run through downtown. Gibson starred in "Criminal Minds” and "Dharma and Greg." Bail was $15,000.
Josh Brolin Fined Over Drunken Arrest
Actor Josh Brolin was fined $250 following his New Year's Day arrest for public intoxication. He was taken into custody on the streets of Santa Monica Tuesday after partying a little too hard with friends. In 2008, he was arrested for a bar fight in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Forget the separation: Bethenny Frankel files for divorce
"Real Housewives of NYC" star Bethenny Frankel has filed for divorce from husband Jason Hoppy. They were married in 2010 and separated last month. Their daughter Bryn is 2. She Tweeted: "To those who are supportive: thank you. To those judging: I totally get it."
Courteney Cox: I will 'show my boobs' on 'Cougar Town'
Let it be known: 2013 is the year of Courteney Cox's cleavage. Sort of. The show has moved to cable channel TBS. She says the show will be a little friskier. She & TV husband Josh Hopkins did a strip down to spice up their marriage. Season 4 kicks off tomorrow night.
OctoMom getting $2,800 a month in welfare assistance
It's only been 5 months since Octomom Nadya Suleman got off welfare. The honeymoon's over for your tax dollars…she's back on government assistance. Her October rehab bills devoured her savings. She’ll be getting $2,800 a month + benefits for her family of 14 kids.
Cher Signs Development Deal With Alternative-Lifestyle Logo Network
Cher has signed a development deal with the LGBT-skewing Logo Network. Terms are being kept under wraps until a later date. The pilot script is set in early 1960s Hollywood. Logo recently acquired syndicated repeats of Nip/Tuck, Bewitched and Golden Girls.
Brandi Glanville Donates Wedding Dress to Army Wife
Brandi Glanville is cleaning out her closet. Two years after her divorce from Eddie Cibrian, she has donated her wedding gown to a "soon-to-be army wife." She does not know who got it, but hopes they’ll be happy. Her sons with Cibrian are ages 9 and 5.
Dwayne Johnson Set For Big Return To Wrestling
Action man Dwayne Johnson is set to turn his back on Hollywood and return to the wrestling ring. He's preparing for a WrestleMania event at Giants Stadium in New York. He can't identify who he'll be fighting just yet. He starts 4 months of training today.
Rapper N.o.r.e. Changing Name To P.a.p.i.
Rapper N.O.R.E. is adopting a new stage moniker. Victor Santiago Jr. now wants to be known as P.A.P.I. for his upcoming album, ‘Student of the Game’. No one in his native Queens knows him as N.O.R.E. anymore. His name change follows Snoop Lion and Diddy.
The Roots Staging Prince Tribute Show For Charity
The music of Prince will be celebrated at a special benefit concert at New York's Carnegie Hall. The Roots will be the house band for a growing list of performers. The benefit is March 7 and will help fund music education programs for underprivileged kids.
New Year's Eve ball to be re-lit and stay on all year
The Times Square New Year's Eve ball will be re-lit tonight and be visible all year. It traditionally is only on display for the New Year holiday. Visitors to New York say the Ball is among their favorite attractions. It will sit atop the pole at Manhattan's One Times Square.
Season 8 "American Idol" winner Kris Allen & wife Katy were in a car crash New Year’s night near her home in Little Rock, Arkansas. They were saved by seat belts & air bags. The cars were totaled. Kris has a broken arm. Pregnant Katy is OK. The other driver was charged.
Justin Bieber photographer was not his friend
Reps close to Justin Bieber say photographer Chris Guerra was a stalker. The photog was hit and killed while snapping Justin’s Ferrari Tuesday evening in L.A. The reps also say Guerra made up stories about Bieber. One truth: Justin & Selena Gomez are history.
Shakira to 'Bust Heads,' Usher Promises Strict Style on 'The Voice'
Season 4 of "The Voice" premieres on NBC on March 25. Producers held a press conference to introduce new judges Usher and Shakira. Blake Shelton and Adam Levine will be back. All four admitted being fiercely competitive, and promised there will be fireworks.
Kanye West agrees to reality TV, Kris says pregnancy news worth money
Kanye West has agreed to appear on the Kardashian family reality shows to keep girlfriend Kim happy. He didn’t want to be a source of attention, but Kim said he will be good for the shows. Mom Kris said he should have sold their pregnancy news to a celebrity magazine.
Kim Kardashian receiving offers to promote baby products
Kim Kardashian is set to make millions from her pregnancy. She is in talks with TV bosses about filming everything to do with her pregnancy. She also wants to be the face of mother-to-be and baby products. She's already been bombarded with tons of endorsement deals.
Porn company: Prince William & Catherine Are Still Sex Video Favorites
Vivid Entertainment has released its ‘Hottest Couples' Celebrity Adult Videos Wish List.’ In order: Prince William & Kate, Kim Kardashain & Kanye West, Jay-Z and Beyonce, Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux, and Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. All would make big money.
Britney Spears working on new album
Britney Spears said via Twitter she is working on her eighth album, her first since 2011's "Femme Fatale." She did not disclose the names of the producers, or a possible title or release date. Asked about X Factor, she replied: "Really focused on my music right now."
No beatdown this time: Rihanna next to Chris Brown on the streets of L.A.
Rihanna's back where it all started ... in Chris Brown's passenger seat. In L.A. yesterday, they stopped at a gas station and picked up some refreshments. Cameras were everywhere. Back in 2009, he unleashed a beating on her in his car the night of the Grammy Awards.
Lil Wayne Gets Face Tattoo of skateboard company
Lil Wayne has an extensive collection of tattoos. The words 'Fear' and 'God' are on his eyelids and teardrops on his cheeks. He now has paid homage to Baker Skateboards with his new facial design: the skate company's block letter logo is etched on his forehead.
Ty Pennington to host new HLN series
“Extreme Makeover’s” Ty Pennington is doing some traveling again, this time for the HLN television network. He will host a monthly series called "American Journey." It will focus on people with creative lifestyles, and debuts Saturday, Jan. 12.
Jessica Simpson Teams With Jennifer Hudson For Weight Watchers Ad
Jessica Simpson has teamed up with Jennifer Hudson in a new ad for WeightWatchers. The new commercial begins airing today (Thursday). They strut down a street and recall past struggles to drop unwanted pounds. Simpson lost 50 pounds on the diet, Hudson lost 80.
Julianne Hough says she was abused as a child
Former ‘DWTS’ pro Julianne Hough says she has lots of pain in her past. In an interview in Cosmopolitan, she revealed she was tormented & abused while a kid living & dancing in London on scholarship. She plays an abused woman in the upcoming movie Safe Haven.
Video shows Bronson Pelletier tinkling on airport floor
He can’t deny it any more: a video of ‘Twilight’ actor Bronson Pelletier has surfaced. It shows him urinating on the terminal floor at Los Angeles Airport last month. He was arrested for public intoxication. His rep says he will be entering treatment for addiction.
Dave Grohl To Launch New group At Sundance Film Festival
Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl has formed a new group that will make its debut at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah later this month. He has made a documentary called ‘Sound City’ that will be shown at the festival. His Sound City Players will perform January 18.
'Tennessee Waltz' singer Patti Page dies at 85
You don’t know her, but your grandparents did. 1950s singer Patti Page died New Year’s Day at age 85. Her biggest hits were "Tennessee Waltz" and "How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?" She’ll receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming Grammys.
Photographer killed while shooting Justin Bieber's car
A paparazzo was hit by a car and killed after taking photos of Justin Bieber's white Ferrari on a Los Angeles boulevard last night. Bieber was not in the car. Two friends were. CHP pulled it for a traffic stop. No charges will be filed against the motorist who hit the man.
Harry Styles and Taylor Swift ring in 2013 with a kiss
Harry Styles and girlfriend Taylor Swift shared a midnight kiss in New York's Times Square.
Fans captured the pop-star couple kissing as the calendar turned to 2013. She performed two songs on ABC's "New Year's Rockin' Eve" Monday night.
Kardashian, West feel 'blessed' over coming ‘Kimye,’ but no wedding yet
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are feeling lucky about their first child together. Kim wrote in her online blog she is "looking forward to great new beginnings in 2013 and to starting a family." A marriage will have to wait: she’s still legally married to Kris Humphries.
Kim and Kanye's baby won't be reality TV star
The first child of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will not be featured on "Keeping Up with the Kardashians." The couple want to "ensure real privacy" for their baby and will keep him or her off the show and its spinoffs. Kim will share her remaining 6 months with viewers.
Kanye West Hints At Grammy Awards No-show
Father-to-be Kanye West has hinted he will be a no-show at the Grammy Awards. He’s tied with 6 nominations, but is upset after missing out on nods in the main award sections. He voiced his frustration onstage in Atlantic City Saturday & suggested a possible boycott.
'DWTS' judge Len Goodman surprises family, marries longtime girlfriend
"Dancing with the Stars" judge Len Goodman married dance teacher Sue Barrett in London Sunday. Family members and friends were invited to lunch at a dining club. It was actually a wedding service. The couple dated over ten years. He is 68, she is 47.
Playboy Hugh Hefner marries his 'runaway bride'
Hugh Hefner's celebrating the new year as a married man once again. The 86-year-old magazine founder exchanged vows with his "runaway bride," Crystal Harris, at a private ceremony New Year's Eve. 26-year-old Harris broke off their previous engagement in 2011.
Kathy Griffen tries to “service” Anderson Cooper in Times Square
Anderson Cooper’s manhood was on the run from Kathy Griffin live on CNN New Year’s Eve. She attempted to “go south” several times. Anderson went along, but was clearly annoyed. She claimed David Letterman dared her. Anderson said “it would have been a first.”
Ann Curry ‘begs’ NBC to let her out of her contract
Ann Curry wants to move from NBC to CNN -- but NBC won’t release her from her contract. Former NBC chiefJeff Zucker is now head of CNN. He wants Curry to host a prime-time show. Curry was pushed out of "Today" in June, and her assignments now are limited.
Blue Ivy, Lion declared worst baby names of 2012; Charlotte Grace the best
A BabyNames.com online poll has revealed the top celebrity baby names of 2012. The best girl’s name is Charlotte Grace, daughter of Jenn Schefft & Joe Waterman. The best boy’s name is Luca Cruz, son of Hilary Duff & Mike Comrie. Worst names: Blue Ivy, and Lion.
Concern over Oscar voting extends deadline by 1 day
The motion picture academy has extended the deadline for members to vote for Oscar nominations. Friday is the deadline. Any votes received after that will not be counted. Voting can be done online or by mail-in ballot. The nominations will be announced Jan. 10.
Armstrong better, Green Day to resume tour in 2013
Green Day is going back on the road. The band canceled its 2012 club schedule after singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong went into substance abuse rehab. He is now out. The tour is scheduled to begin March 28 in Chicago. Tickets for rescheduled shows will be honored.
Michael Phelps Splits From Model Girlfriend
Michael Phelps is back on the market. The Olympic medalist has split with model girlfriend Megan Rossee. He felt the relationship wasn't going anywhere. They first stepped out together in August at the Summer Olympics but had been together since March.
Quentin Tarantino Wants To Work With Johnny Depp
Quentin Tarantino has revealed Johnny Depp is on his wish list of actors that he’d love to work with. Depp does most of his films for Tim Burton. But if Depp agrees, he could write the perfect part for him. Tarantino also wants to work with Meryl Streep and Michael Caine.
Carrie Underwood unloads first house bought after “Idol” win
Carrie Underwood is ditching her last remaining tie to "American Idol. She sold her home in Franklin, Tennessee for $372,500. It was one of her first big purchases after becoming a star. She and husband Mike Fisher built their dream home in Nashville in 2011 for $3.2M.