Happy HumpDay! Hope you are off to a wonderful Wednesday. In Hollywood - here's what's happening:
The New Kids on the Block are going on tour! You read that right ... NKOTB is going on tour. WOO HOO!! FlashBack to the 90s. Joey Mac was my boy. The tour will also include TLC and Nelly. Love it! And grab your calendar (and your Credit Card!) NKOTB will make a concert stop in Norfolk on June 9th at SCOPE. Tickets go On Sale January 31st. Despite the fact that I will be 9 months pregnant - I will be there!
Comedy Central will roast Justin Bieber ... and then put him in between 2 Graham Crackers. HA HA! No - not really. But they will roast him. No details have been released ... other than it will be filmed in LA & comedians will roast Justin about the egging incident, his romance with Selena Gomez and his controversial Calvin Klein ads.
During the President's State of the Union address last night (I was watching 'Shark Tank' - sorry POTUS) the 1st Lady wore a gorrrrgeous Michael Kors suit. It was like black and white & totally stylish! Well one watcher realized the same suit was worn by actress Julianna Marguilles on the TV show 'The Good Wife". Michelle has really good taste! The suit retails for around $1000.
And finally - the BIG news everyone will be talking about at work today isn't HollyWood News, but it does involve a handsome quarterback with HollyWood Hair. I'm talking about Tom Brady & #DeflateGate. The NFL confirmed the Patriots played with deflated balls last week. No word from the Patriots. No word on what the fine will be. No comment from Brady...but who knew? Giselle likes deflated balls. HA!
On this date in 1973, "The Godfather" won the Academy Award for best picture of 1972, but its star, Marlon Brando, refused to accept his Oscar for best actor. Liza Minnelli won best actress for "Cabaret."
On “American Idol” tonight: The finalists perform music from Detroit
Dorothy Hamill quits 'DWTS'
Former Olympic skater Dorothy Hamill withdrew from "Dancing with the Stars" last night because of a spinal cyst. Her doctor encouraged her to withdraw or expect permanent nerve impairment. Victor Ortiz & Lisa Vanderpump had the lowest scores. No one was sent home.
Neighbor claims battery by Bieber after complaint over Ferrari
Deputies in Calabasas, Calif. are investigating a claim that Justin Bieber allegedly assaulted a neighbor. The neighbor alleges he was attacked after complaining over Bieber racing his Ferrari up & down the street Tuesday morning. Beiber just returned from his tour in Europe.
Sean Penn’s son copies his dad’s temper in confrontation with photograper
Sean Penn's son got into a heated, profanity-laced tirade with a photog in Beverly Hills Tuesday. 19-year-old Hopper Penn was following his dad into a medical building. Police got involved. The photog declined to press charges. Sean stayed calm. Hopper later apologized.
Timberlake's '20/20' album sells 968K in 1st week
Justin Timberlake's comeback album has sold nearly 1 million units its first week. He heavily promoted it over several months. It features a mesh of R&B, soul, pop & futuristic sounds. The 10 tracks average 7 minutes each. The follow up is due out later this year.
Judge Joe Brown Ending After 15 Seasons
Judge Joe Brown will end this season after 15 years in syndication. CBS pulled the plug when they could not come to an agreement with Brown about a new contract. He has been meeting with other television distribution companies, which means the show could return.
New wax Britney Spears unveiled in New York
Madame Tussauds has unveiled another waxwork figure of Britney Spears. The New York museum revealed the statue Tuesday, copying her look from the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. Her first wax figure in 2003 shows Britney upside down in a mid pole-dance.
Anderson Cooper, Kathy Griffin film pilot for new show together
Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin filmed a pilot Tuesday at the CNN studios in New York. The pilot was filmed in front of a live studio audience. They host CNN’s yearly New Year’s Eve coverage. CNN is not yet releasing details on their new show together.
Whitney Houston's Ex-manager Sparks Suicide Scare With Facebook Post
Pat Houston posted what looked like a suicide note on Facebook Tuesday. Family sent police to her house. She had taken medicine for back pain and went to sleep. She insisted stress was behind her Facebook post, not a death wish. She was hospitalized, then released.
Singer Dionne Warwick files for bankruptcy in NJ
Singer Dionne Warwick has filed for bankruptcy. She claims she owes nearly $10 million in back taxes and her monthly expenses exceed $20,000. She has filed a Chapter 7 petition in New Jersey. Her publicist says she was victimized by bad financial management.
will.i.am teaming with Britney again
Will.i.am is teaming up with Britney Spears again. She appeared on his track 'Scream and Shout' earlier this year. He is set to return the favor by working on tracks for her next album. He worked with Britney on the track 'Big Fat Bass' from 2011's 'Femme Fatale'.
Ellen DeGeneres planning a move way down south after retirement
Ellen DeGeneres is considering a move to Australia. Her actress wife Portia De Rossi hails from Melbourne. The move won’t happen until after she retires from television. She is in Australia filming segments for her talk show. She has fallen in love with the country.
Kardashian sisters blast 'vile' Ford ad showing them bound and tied in a car trunk
The Kardashian sisters will be taking legal action over an online advertising cartoon. It shows them bound and their mouths taped in the back of a Ford Figo car. Paris Hilton smiles up front. Ford has issued an apology. The artwork was not approved for distribution.
John Mayer's dreams came true twice
John Mayer says his ''dreams have come true twice.'' His throat problems have completely healed, and he has a second chance at his career. He says ''the greatest gift I now have in my life is the opportunity to play again.” He’s preparing for a 40-city tour this summer.
Robert Pattinson happy with reunion
Robert Pattinson is showering Kristen Stewart with affection. He recently returned to Los Angeles after two months in Australia filming the movie 'The Rover.' Reps say they are spending much time together, and are planning for their future.
Motown songwriter-producer Deke Richards dead at 68
Motown songwriter-producer Deke Richards has died at a hospice in Washington state after a battle with esophageal cancer. He was 68. He wrote for The Jackson 5, Diana Ross & The Supremes and Martha Reeves & The Vandellas. Private, family-only services are planned.
NBC banned Curry's tweet to ailing Roberts
NBC blocked Ann Curry's attempt to tweet her good wishes to cancer-stricken Robin Roberts last June. NBC did not want her perceived as trying to aid the enemy. Roberts was diagnosed with a blood disorder just as Curry was being eased out of the "Today" show.
Usher, John Fogerty to perform at Rock Hall induction
Usher, Carole King, John Fogerty and Spike Lee have joined the growing roster of performers for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. It’s April 18 in Los Angeles. Inductees are Heart, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Rush, Albert King and Donna Summer.
Fallon moving to NY, Jay Leno pissing off NBC executives
NBC has confirmed it's creating a new studio for Jimmy Fallon in New York. The Hollywood Reporter reports the hand-off to the Tonight Show will be made by Sept 2014. Jay Leno this week has been taking shots at NBC executives in his jokes. NBC has warned him to stop it.
Candice Glover performs like a seasoned pro on “Idol”
It was Beatles night on “American Idol.” The women ruled, with Candice Glover delivering a rocking rendition of "Come Together" that had the audience on its feet. She strutted the stage with confidence. Lazaro Arbos cracked under criticism and left the stage in tears.
Bobby Brown turns himself in for DUI conviction, released after 9 hours
Bobby Brown has walked free from jail after serving just 9 hours behind bars. He surrendered Wednesday to begin a 55-day sentence for his second DUI. He was allowed to leave due to overcrowding. He’s on 4 years’ probation & must attend alcohol counseling.
'Deep Throat' co-star Harry Reems dies at 65
1970s adult film star Harry Reems has died of pancreatic cancer at age 65. He’s best known for “Deep Throat” in 1972. It launched hard-core entertainment. His co-star, Linda Lovelace, died in 2002. In the 80s, he became a real estate agent in Utah. He was a Marine veteran.
Second Child on the Way for Eli Manning
Eli Manning‘s home team is expanding. The NY Giants quarterback and wife Abby are expecting their second child in June. The couple, who married in April 2008 in Mexico, are already parents to daughter Ava Frances, who turns 2 today.
Alexis Bledel is engaged to her 'Mad Men' co-star Vincent Kartheiser. She is 31, he is 33. They started dating after they met on the set of 'Mad Men' last year. She was on 3 episodes. Alexis is best known for her teenage role in 'Gilmore Girls.'
50 Cent Questions Former Manager's Suicide In VH1 Special
Rapper 50 Cent is convinced the death of his former manager Chris Lighty was not a suicide. He spoke about it in a VH1 Behind The Music special last night. He hired detectives to look into the death. Lighty was found dead in his Bronx apartment in August.
Kristen Stewart reunites with Robert Pattinson
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson celebrated his return to Los Angeles with a night of karaoke. They reunited Tuesday night after a 2-month separation. He was in Australia filming his new movie 'The Rover'. They double-dated with another couple.
Rapper Too Short booked for DUI, narcotics possession
Todd Anthony Shaw, the rapper known as Too Short, was arrested in Los Angeles Tuesday night. He was booked for DUI & felony narcotics possession. He tried to run, but tripped, & was arrested. Officers say he tried to dump narcotics from the back of the police cruiser.
Music publisher sues over online sales of Aaliyah’s songs
A music publisher and record company are in a legal fight over Aaliyah’s songs. Reservoir Media Management filed the lawsuit against Craze Productions. Craze has been selling her songs on iTunes. Reservoir acquired the rights in 2012. Aaliyah died in 2001.
“Take A Picture”: Carly Rae Jepsen letting “Idol” fans write lyrics to next song
Carly Rae Jepsen is prepping a new catch phrase-laden single for the summer. She’s teaming up with Coca-Cola and "American Idol" to help her finish writing it. Fans can vote for the lyrics on the Idol website. She will perform on the "Idol" season finale May 15.
Drugs found on Rihanna's tour bus
Rihanna's tour buses were stopped and searched for drugs. She was not aboard any of them. The buses were stopped at a border crossing in Michigan. A dog detected marijuana. It was found on a passenger. He was cited with a civil penalty. The buses continued on.
Kiefer Sutherland To Play Roman Villain In Pompeii Epic
Kiefer Sutherland is set to drop his good guy image and play a villain in the new 3D disaster movie “Pompeii”. It is now shooting in Toronto, Canada. The movie is set in 79 A.D. in the days before the volcanic eruption. Sutherland will play a tyrannical Roman senator.
TV Land Renews Hot in Cleveland for Fifth Season
Hot in Cleveland is showing no signs of cooling down. TV Land has renewed the sitcom, starring Betty White, for a fifth season. The renewal will also bring Hot in Cleveland past its 100th episode — the magic number needed for syndication. Betty White is 91.
Kelly Osbourne Heading Back To Work After Seizure
Kelly Osbourne is heading back to work after getting the all-clear from doctors following her recent health scare. On March 13, she suffered a seizure and collapsed on the set of Fashion Police. She underwent tests in the hospital. Doctors feel it was a one-time episode.
Singer-musician Rose Stone (Sly and the Family Stone) is 68. Actor Timothy Dalton is 67. Singer Eddie Money is 64. Rock singer-musician Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) is 63. Rock musician Conrad Lozano (Los Lobos) is 62. Rhythm-and-blues singer Russell Thompkins Jr. (The Stylistics) is 62. Comedy writer-performer Brad Hall is 55. Actress Sabrina LeBeauf is 55. Actor Gary Oldman is 55. Actor Matthew Broderick is 51. Comedian-talk show host Rosie O'Donnell is 51. Rock musician Jonas "Joker" Berggren (Ace of Base) is 46. Rock MC Maxim (Prodigy) is 46. Rock musician Andrew Copeland (Sister Hazel) is 45. Hip-hop DJ Premier (Gang Starr) is 44. Actress Laura Allen is 39. Rapper-TV personality Kevin Federline is 35.
Tonight on “American Idol”: The finalists perform John Lennon and Paul McCartney songs. Tomorrow night: Ne-Yo and Jessica Sanchez perform a duet on the results show.
Katy Perry splits from John Mayer, but likely temporary
Katy Perry has split from John Mayer for the third time. They broke up briefly last August and again in October. Friends of the couple expect them to get back together. They are both focused on projects. John presented her with a heart-shaped ruby ring for Valentine's Day.
Seth Macfarlane And Emilia Clarke Split
Family Guy creator Seth Macfarlane has split from actress girlfriend Emilia Clarke. They began dating last year and went public at an Emmy Awards after-party in September. They rarely saw each other: she’s shooting “Game of Thrones” in Europe, he’s in California.
Lindsay Lohan booked then released as a formality
Lindsay Lohan has a new mug shot. She turned herself in to police in California as a formality Tuesday. She was booked, then released. Her plea deal includes 90 days in rehab, 30 days of community labor, 18 months of psychological counseling, a fine and restitution.
Lindsay Lohan: 'That Wasn't Me Out Clubbing After Courthouse Showdown'
Lindsay Lohan has blasted tabloid and Internet reports she was clubbing Monday night after her court sentencing. She says the girl in photos in the back of an SUV isn’t her. She wasn’t in the mood to party. She stayed in her hotel. She thanked fans online for sticking by her.
Pink stops concert to give crying girl a treat
Pink halted her concert in Philadelphia Sunday night. A small girl in the audience was crying due to an altercation. Pink gave the girl a stuffed frog and a Rice Krispie treat. She then handed her back. She said, “Cut it out, y'all. We're grown-ass women," then resumed.
Bon Jovi Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200, David Bowie at No. 2
Bon Jovi scores its fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "What About Now." It's their third straight studio album to debut at No. 1, following "The Circle" (2009) and "Lost Highway" (2007). David Bowie debuts at No. 2 with "The Next Day," his 7th top-10 album.
Justin Timberlake pays tribute to his grandparents in video
Justin Timberlake takes fans on a ride through the lifetime of his grandparents relationship in his new music video for “Mirrors”. The characters dance and smile as they enjoy teenage years, adult unions & elderly companionship. Justin’s grandparents were married 63 years.
Kate Upton Asked to Prom By High School Senior
A high school senior named Jake Davidson has asked Kate Upton to be his date to the prom. He posted a video online and a message on Twitter. He said, "what you have is a chance to make a nice guy's senior year the best ever." She has yet to respond.
Matt Damon Planning $1 Million Wedding Renewal Party
Matt Damon is planning a lavish ceremony to renew his vows with his wife of 7 years. He and Luciana Barroso married in Dec 2005 in NYC. They are planning a getaway to St. Lucia in the Caribbean in April. Guests will stay in 78 rented rooms in Sugar Beach resort.
Christina Ricci No Longer “Girlfriend In A Coma”
Christina Ricci has quit the TV pilot for “Girlfriend In A Coma” after landing the role of the modern sleeping beauty. She was slated to play a woman awoken from a 17-year coma. Miranda Cosgrove plays the teenage daughter. The role will be recast.
Autobiography Helped Rod Stewart Rediscover Songwriting Skills
Rod Stewart has overcome writer's block to pen his first album of new tracks in 20 years. He rediscovered his talents while writing his autobiography, ‘Rod’, two years ago. His new album called “Time,” is out in May. It features 11 new tracks he wrote & produced. He is 68.
One Republic Asks Fans To Ignore Album Leak
Rockers One Republic have expressed disappointment after their new album leaked online. The album “Native” will be released next week. The whole project has been illegally posted online. They ask fans to respect their year-long work on the album, and buy it legally.
Kris Humphries reimbursed after scam
Some good news for Kris Humphries…he’ll get back all the money he lost in a bad investment. A former friend swindled him and several others out of $2 million in a bogus hedge fund. A judge ordered Andrey Hicks to return it all, and spend 40 months in jail.
Hewitt, Jackson do homework in strip clubs, unrecognized
Jennifer Love Hewitt has revealed she and “American Idol’s” Randy Jackson went to strip clubs at night…unnoticed. He was producing her video as a promo for her cable show “The Client List.” She plays a high-end masseuse. They were surprised nobody recognized them.
Jackson kids paternity request
Michael Jackson's family has demanded that paternity evidence relating to his children be dropped from a lawsuit. The family is suing AEG Live for the alleged negligent hiring and supervision of Dr. Conrad Murray. The trial is set to begin on April 2.
Lindsay Lohan isn't headed back to jail - but she won't be free to party for a while either. She accepted a plea deal that includes 90 days in a locked-down rehabilitation facility. She pleaded no contest to reckless driving & lying to police. Her probation is extended 2 years.
Lindsay Lohan's father accused her lawyer of ''trying to cash in'' on her.
Michael Lohan forced Lindsay’s attorney Mark Heller to cut short a press conference outside the courthouse. He accused Heller of owing him money and made further claims he isn't licensed to practice law in New York. Security removed Michael from the scene.
DWTS: Disney’s Zendaya at the top, D.L. Hughley needs more practice
On the season premiere of “DWTS”: Zendaya (age 16) earned 24 points, followed by Dorothy Hamill and Kellie Pickler with 21. At the bottom: D.L. Hughley with 12. Andy Dick earned a respectable 17. No one will be kicked off this week.
CW holds a Justin Timberlake album release party tonight
If you’re a die-hard Justin Timberlake fan, tonight is must-see TV. The CW is giving him a full hour at 8 p.m. to promote his new album, The 20/20 Experience. He performs in concert footage from the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. He’ll also debut his latest video.
?uestlove says another Justin Timberlake album on the way
Justin Timberlake may release a follow up to 'The 20/20 Experience' later this year. The Roots' drummer Questlove claims the ten track album is the first part of a set. He wrote on music forum Okayplayer.com: ''Spoiler alert. 20/20 Vol 2 comes out in nov.”
New will.i.am single with Bieber arrives on iTunes
Will.i.am's newest single, #thatPOWER, featuring Justin Bieber, is now available on iTunes. The album, #willpower, will be released April 23. Tracks include Waka Flocka Flame, Lil Wayne, Diddy, Chris Brown, Miley Cyrus, Skylar Grey, Juicy J, Nicole Scherzinger & others.
Lil Wayne home from hospital
Lil Wayne has been released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood. He spent 6 days in the hospital, most of it in intensive care, after a codeine/soda overdose triggered seizures. He plans on laying low until he makes a full recovery.
Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods: We're Dating
Tiger Woods and skier Lindsey Vonn have confirmed the obvious: they’re dating. Vonn divorced her husband of 4 years, Thomas, in November 2011. Woods and his wife, Elin Nordegren, divorced in 2010. The new couple has asked for privacy.
'Bible' producers dismiss Obama-Satan connection
Producers of History Channel’s miniseries on The Bible are dismissing chatter that Satan looks like President Obama. The character is played by a Moroccan actor. The producers call the claim a “foolish distraction.” The miniseries is bringing in record ratings for the channel.
Harry Styles regrets Taylor Swift romance
Harry Styles regrets dating Taylor Swift. He told friends he wishes he never went out with her. She took a swipe at him in her new music video '22'. He wants all footage of her in One Direction’s upcoming film “1D3D” deleted before release in August.
Returning 'The Voice' adds extended episodes
NBC is making the most of its returning hit series "The Voice." The show will double to two hours on April 30 and May 7 to showcase pivotal rounds. "The Voice" begins its new season next Monday. Coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will be joined by Usher and Shakira.
Charlie Sheen warns he won’t tolerate threats against his family
Charlie Sheen has posted a warning on Twitter: he will seek legal action against anyone who threatens his family. His daughter with Denise Richards was allegedly bullied out of school. Charlie retaliated on Twitter. A knife & note were stuck to a tree outside Denise’s house.
The Office Stars Mark End Of An Era At Wrap-up Party
The Office shot the remainder of the hit comedy's season finale over the weekend. It ends after 9 seasons on NBC. The cast, minus Steve Carell, celebrated at a wrap party in Culver City. They thanked their fans online. All are moving on to new projects.
Gwyneth Paltrow says she miscarried third child
Gwyneth Paltrow revealed to a British magazine she suffered a miscarriage while pregnant with her third child. She and husband, Coldplay rocker Chris Martin, are the parents of a daughter, age 8, and son, age 6. They are thinking of trying again for one more.
Michael Jordan paternity case dismissed
The paternity lawsuit against basketball legend Michael Jordan didn't last long. Pamela Smith dropped the suit Friday. Jordan denies he is the child's father, and has filed a counter suit for false claims. A settlement was not reached, and no money was paid.
Soulja Boy's Social Networking Accounts Hacked
Rapper Soulja Boy was the victim of cyber criminals on Monday after his social networking accounts were hacked into. All of his music videos from YouTube were deleted. His Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts were also compromised.
"Oz the Great and Powerful" led all films for the second week in a row, taking in $42.2 million. “The Call” was 2nd with $17 million and "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" was 3rd with a disappointing $10 million. The box office is down nearly 13 percent from last year.
Lindsay Lohan gets off plane, in danger of missing court today
Lindsay Lohan missed her last-minute flight from JFK to L.A. last night. She got off with 35 other passengers due a fuel leak. The plane left late, but Lindsay wasn’t on it. She spent the night trying to book a private flight. If she misses court today, she’ll be arrested.
“Celebrity Apprentice”: La Toya and Omarosa have words, La Toya fired
On "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice": La Toya Jackson and Stephen Baldwin were project managers for a live soap opera to promote Crystal Light Liquid. Stephen's team won, La Toya was fired. A mad La Toya said Omarosa probably pulled the plug on her late fiance.
Prince delivers funk-filled finale at SXSW
2,200 bands and artists performed at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin this weekend. Justin Timberlake and Smashing Pumpkins were among key acts. Topping them all: Prince & a grooving, brass band funk fest that stretched 2½ hours to 3 a.m. Sunday.
Andy Dick already has breakdown before “Dancing” airs tonight
"Dancing With the Stars" returns tonight. Andy Dick has already had a breakdown, cried, and lashed out at his professional partner. Censors have been told to be alert. Also, "Bachelor" Sean Lowe and Kellie Pickler are part of the cast. The show airs at 8 p.m.
Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough break up
Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough have broken up. The news was released quietly over the weekend. After more than two years of dating, they are no longer living together. They have amicably decided they need time apart. The problem: their work schedules.
Rapper Tone Loc collapses on stage in Iowa
Rapper Tone Loc collapsed on stage during a Saturday night performance in Iowa. He refused to go to a hospital. The concert was halted when he couldn’t return. In 2009, he had a seizure during a concert in Pensacola. He collapsed at a Lakers game in 1995.
Nicki Minaj Drops By Hospital To Check On Lil Wayne
Rapper Nicki Minaj visited Lil Wayne Saturday night in an L.A. hospital. He suffered multiple seizures on the set of her new video. After being released, his bodyguard found him lying unconscious in his room. He was treated in intensive care and continues recovery.
Clint Eastwood's daughter weds
Clint Eastwood's daughter Alison married sculptor Stacy Poitras on Friday in California. Alison is his daughter from his first marriage to Maggie Eastwood. In addition to Clint and Maggie, Alison's brothers Kyle and Scott, sister Kathryn, and Clint's wife Dina also attended.
Beyonce Drops New Hit Boy-Produced Track, 'Bow Down/I Been On'
Beyoncé has just released the first new song from the sessions leading up to her upcoming fifth solo album. "Bow Down/I Been On" is the first new music fans have heard from Bey since the release of her 2011 album, "Four." She kicks off her tour June 28 in Los Angeles.
Bon Jovi sells 30,000 tickets in 4 hours
Just hours after tickets went on sale for a concert by Bon Jovi in Madrid, Spain, more than 30,000 tickets had been sold. The show isn't until June 27. The stop in Madrid is part of Bon Jovi's tour promoting their new album "What About Now," and the single "Because We Can."
NBC muzzles lame-duck Jay Leno over network troubles
NBC has put Jay Leno on notice: no more jokes about the network’s falling ratings or the quality of its programming. It may be revenge: Leno’s contract will not be renewed. Advertisers want Jimmy Fallon to go up against Jimmy Kimmell, whose ratings are rising.
Lauer to replace 'Jeopardy!' host Trebek?
Matt Lauer and Anderson Cooper are among the names in contention to replace Alex Trebek as host of "Jeopardy!" when he retires. Trebek's current contract expires in 2016 when he'll be 76. He has been the host of "Jeopardy!" since 1984.
'Bachelor Pad' not returning to ABC summer schedule
After three consecutive summers on ABC, the reality competition "Bachelor Pad" will not be a part of the summer schedule. The show put former "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" contestants in a "Big Brother"-type environment. The show ran 3 seasons to falling ratings.
Nightclub Owners File Lawsuit Against Chris Brown And Drake
The owners of a NYC nightclub W.I.P. have filed legal papers against Chris Brown and Drake. They say the rappers should be responsible for covering any damages awarded to sports star Tony Parker. He was injured in a fight between their entourages last year.
Miley Cyrus Gets a New Tattoo Amid Breakup Reports
Miley Cyrus got a new tattoo on Friday, courtesy of Kat Von D. The image is of Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical heart. Cyrus remains in Los Angeles while Liam Hemsworth is in Australia. She’s decided to take a break from social media to avoid the breakup questions.
On this date in 1972, "The Godfather" starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino premiered in New York.
The Call - When a veteran 911 operator receives a call from a girl who has just been abducted, she soon realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl's life. Stars Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin and Michael Imperioli. Rated R.
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone - When a street magician's stunt begins to make their show look stale, two superstar magicians look to salvage their act - and their friendship - by staging their own daring stunt. Stars Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, James Gandolfini, and Olivia Wilde. Rated PG-13.
'American Idol' sends home its first finalist, Nicki walks off
Curtis Finch Jr. and Devin Velez were the two lowest vote-getters on “American Idol.” Curtis got the boot. Nicki Minaj briefly walked out. Candice Glover, Kree Harrison and Angie Miller were the top vote-getters. Guest performers were Jon Bon Jovi and Phillip Phillips.
Bieber rants about 'lies' in Instagram post
Justin Bieber has taken to Instagram to unload frustration over what he says are "countless lies." He denied rumors he’s going to rehab. He invited readers to “look at Lindsay Lohan’s 2012 tax statements.” Fans are growing concerned about Bieber’s strange behaviors.
Oprah Winfrey Named Forbes' Most Influential Person
Oprah Winfrey has been named Forbes' most influential person of 2013, topping their list for the second year in a row. Just below her was Steven Spielberg. Hollywood director Martin Scorcese was third. Michael J. Fox, who came in at No. 2 last year, dropped to No. 13.
Snoop documentary 'Reincarnated' has SXSW premiere
Snoop Lion, formerly Snoop Dog, debuted his documentary “Reincarnated” at Austin’s South by Southwest last night. He emerged with the new name, a reggae album and a political agenda. He said, "Wake up. Some of these laws and rules need to be tweaked to today."
'Bachelor' couple welcomes baby girl
Jason & Molly Mesnick, who met on "The Bachelor" in 2009 and wed in 2010, welcomed a daughter, Riley Anne, on Thursday. She was born in Seattle. The only other winning couple to have children are Ryan and Trista Sutter, who wed in 2003. They have a son & daughter.
Sheryl Crow Performs At Children's Hospital
Sheryl Crow performed Thursday for sick youngsters at a Florida hospital. She paid a surprise visit to the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in the city of Hollywood. She sat on a stool and played a guitar. She posted a picture on Twitter.
Lil Wayne briefly hospitalized for seizures
Rapper Lil Wayne was treated at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for multiple seizures. He fell ill Tuesday night after shooting a music video. He was released Wednesday morning. Lil Wayne has a history of seizures, and is on anti-seizure medication.
Liam Hemsworth cancels appearance at movie screening
Liam Hemsworth has cancelled next Tuesday’s appearance at his movie premiere in Tampa. He stars in “Empire State” with Emma Roberts and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. He’s back home in Sydney, Australia, laying low with family since breaking up with Miley Cyrus.
Halle Berry sprays perfume between her legs
Halle Berry likes to wear her perfume between her thighs. She has released five signature fragrances. She says it heats up and the aroma lasts there all day long. Her daughter Nahla turns 5 tomorrow. Halle is set to throw a 'My Little Pony'-themed birthday bash.
Kanye West wants Kim Kardashian in Vogue
Kanye West is desperate for Anna Wintour to like Kim Kardashian. He wants the fashion editor to put the brunette beauty on the cover of Vogue magazine. A rep for the mag says there’s only one way it will happen: an exclusive introducing her newborn baby to the world.
Christina Hendricks injured in fall
Christina Hendricks injured herself by falling down the stairs at home. The 'Mad Men' star was wearing pajamas when she tripped and fell, leaving her bruised and embarrassed. The 37-year-old actress is famous for her shocking red hair and large bust.
Jim Carrey Writing Children's Book
Comedian Jim Carrey is set to add author to his resume with a new children's book. He was inspired to get creative and make up a story for kids after reading tales to his three-year-old grandson, Jackson. He said reading to your kid is “just a little slice of heaven."
“American Idol” may as well send the men home. It was clear last night, the women own this season. The theme was songs by former “Idol” winners. Candice Glover, Angie Miller, Kree Harrison and Amber Holcomb showed viewers they’re in it to win it.
Nicki Minaj gets stuck in traffic, misses “Idol’s” beginning
Nicki Minaj claims she got stuck in L.A. traffic on the way to "American Idol." Only three of the four judges were present for the beginning of the performances. She missed Curtis Finch Jr., but arrived in a hood & giant sunglasses in time to hear Janelle Arthur.
Katy Perry trying to unload house she shared with Brand
Katy Perry is about to list her Hollywood Hills house for less than the purchase price. Katy bought the house with Russell Brand when they were married. She has full title. No one is willing to pay her $8 million asking price. She’s willing to let it go for about $6.8 million.
Justin Bieber's mom Pattie Mallette wants to be 'The Bachelorette'
Justin Bieber's mom, Pattie Mallette, wants to be a "Bachelorette." She and host Chris Harrison briefly dated, but there were no sparks. She Tweeted she’d like a shot on the show. The Biebs has said in the past he's "not cool with" his mom dating.
Lindsay Lohan going on trial
Lindsay Lohan won't be offered any more plea deals. She is reportedly still confident she will be acquitted. Prosecutors are preparing for her trial next Tuesday, March 19. She refuses any deal that will send her to jail or rehab. She faces jail time for probation violation.
Kim Kardashian to be grilled this month
Kim Kardashian's divorce case deposition will take place later this month. It will be recorded and used as evidence in her upcoming divorce trial against Kris Humphries. His televised marriage proposal has been revealed to have been faked.
Sean and Catherine keeping hands off each other until wedding
Bachelor Sean Lowe and fiance Catherine Giudici have revealed they won't consummate their relationship until they are married. They are targeting this summer. They will live in his hometown of Dallas. He is competing on the new season of Dancing With The Stars.
Vandals steal jewelry from Julianne Hough’s car
Julianne Hough left $100,000 worth of jewelry Ryan Seacrest gave her in her car. She was visiting a friend Friday night in an apartment complex. When she returned, the 3 pieces of jewelry were gone. The car was ransacked. Police say there were no signs of forced entry.
"Veronica Mars" fans just bought themselves a big-screen version of the cult favorite TV series. A campaign on the Kickstarter website raised $2 million in a day. "Veronica Mars" ended its three-season run on the CW in 2007. The movie will be out in 2014.
Quentin Tarantino To Debut In China With Django Unchained
Quentin Tarantino is set to make his movie debut in China - Django Unchained will become the first of his films released there. All of his other movies have been banned by censors. His acclaimed slave western will open across the nation on April 11.
Angela Bassett Put Motherhood Before Big Theatre Opportunity
Angela Bassett has turned down a Broadway part to spend time with her family. She was offered a role in “A Trip To Bountiful” with Cicely Tyson. She just completed a film, and her husband is doing Broadway. She plans to spend time with family, then return to acting.
Tamar Braxton pregnant with first child
Singer and reality TV personality Tamar Braxton is pregnant. She is a cast member of "Braxton Family Values" and "Tamar & Vince." This will be the first child for Braxton and her husband, music mogul Vince Herbert. She has not disclosed the baby’s gender.
Big Boi And B.o.b. Team Up To Star In New Video Game
Rappers Big Boi and B.O.B. are getting animated to star in a new video game. The hip-hop stars have joined forces for Army of T.W.O.: The Devil's Cartel. They portray agents commissioned to take down a ruthless Mexican drug cartel. They also provided the music.
“American Idol” tonight: The top ten finalists perform songs that have been performed by past winners. Phillip Phillips and Bon Jovi perform on Thursday’s results show.
Flu, laryngitis causes Rihanna to cancel tour date
Rihanna has canceled stops on her tour because of the flu and laryngitis. Shows in Boston and Baltimore were postponed and will be rescheduled. Her "Diamonds World Tour" launched in Buffalo, N.Y., on Friday. The next date on the tour is Thursday in Philadelphia.
Taylor Swift's rep claims fan mail thrown in trash bin 'accidentally'
Taylor Swift's publicist says unopened fan mail discovered in a Nashville trash pile ended up there "accidentally." A woman found hundreds of them while placing trash in a recycling container. Taylor’s publicist claims they got mixed in with old mail headed out for recycling.
'Bachelor' star Sean Lowe on 'Dancing,'
No rest for "Bachelor" Sean Lowe. He’s lacing up his dancing shoes for the premiere of DWTS Monday. Fiance’ Catherine Giudici will be on the front row. Meanwhile, filming is underway on the next “Bachelorette” featuring Desiree Hartsock. It premieres May 20.
Justin Timberlake To Turn Album Release Party Into TV Special
Justin Timberlake's upcoming album release party will be filmed for an upcoming TV special. He will showcase new tracks from his “20/20 Experience” album at a concert at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles March 18. The special will air on the CW Network the following night.
Jennifer Aniston's guests on standby
Jennifer Aniston's wedding guests are on standby for her big day. She and Justin Theroux are making their final arrangements. Guests will be given short notice of the location. Only a select few are invited. The top 3 choices: Hawaii, Greece, or California.
Adam Lambert to headline Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade
Adam Lambert will be the headline performer for this year's Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade and Festival. It's the fifth year for the event, which takes place Sunday, April 14. Organizers say Adam’s participation speaks volumes about the significance of the festival.
NY Post: Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus have split
The NY Post is reporting rumors that Miley Cyrus and fiancé Liam Hemsworth are “taking a break” from each other are true. She no longer wears her 3.5-carat diamond Neil Lane ring. He’s back in Australia. She’s upset he’s been spending time with actress January Jones.
Katherine Jackson files court documents
Katherine Jackson wants son Michael’s estate to pay grandson TJ $9000 a month to care for Michael’s children. Katherine is their guardian, with help from TJ, Tito’s son. He spends an average of 300 hours per month caring for the kids. A judge has yet to rule on the case.
Duggar family burger bill tops $600
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar took their family out to eat in New York Monday. The party of 23 had hamburgers, fries, onion rings, soda, and milkshakes. The grand total came to $614. Six of the family's children are young enough to order off of the kids menu.
Rappers’ Teenage Daughters Team Up For Book
The teenage daughters of Birdman and Lil Wayne have teamed up to write a young adult novel about their life in the spotlight. Reginae Carter and Bria Williams, both 14, have partnered to release Paparazzi Princesses June 4. It details having a rap star for a father.
Stars Donate Music Prizes To Auction For Sandy Hook
Major music stars have donated memorabilia to an auction benefiting those affected by the Sandy Hook school massacre. The ‘Music For Newtown Fundraiser’ is being held to generate money for locals rebuilding their lives. Included are guitars, concert tickets and albums.
Ne-Yo records with Celine Dion
Ne-Yo has recorded a duet with Celine Dion. She wanted his vocals on the track. He initially doubted he could match her talent and skill. He called their time in the studio “surreal.” He recently learned some of his songs appear on Beyonce's new album.
Ne-yo Sued By Ex-girlfriend Over Tv Interview
R&B singer Ne-Yo is facing legal action from his ex-girlfriend. He talked about former love Jesseca White during a Vh1 Behind The Music special last September. She now claims she cannot find work. They had an agreement not to discuss their time together in the media.
Sean Penn's Haitian Relief Organization Lands Big Grant
Sean Penn's Haiti relief organization has been handed an $8.7 million grant from the World Bank. The cash will help fund a project to help people living in camps following Haiti's 2010 earthquake. Penn plans to use the money to build a new community infrastructure.
Texas Jury awards two children to Deion Sanders
Deion Sanders has been awarded primary custody of his three kids with his estranged wife. Jurors in Texas gave him full custody of his 13 and 11-year-old sons with Pilar Sanders. They must share custody of their 9-year-old daughter. Finances are still to be decided.
It's been 10 seasons since "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" first aired, and audiences can't get enough of it. The series has been renewed through the 2016-17 season. "Ellen" is tied with Dr. Phil as the most-watched nationally syndicated talk shows.
New 'Bachelorette,' 'Bachelor' TV wedding announced
On “The Bachelor” finale last night: Sean proposed to Catherine. They haven’t set a date but ABC will air the wedding and cover all expenses. Desiree Hartsock from the final 4 will star in this summer’s ninth edition of The Bachelorette. Production begins this week.
Justin Bieber's manager: 'There's nothing wrong with him'
No need to worry about Justin Bieber. Despite some recent drama, the Biebs' manager, Scooter Braun, says he's just fine. Tonight’s concert in Portugal is canceled. The reason? “Technical issues from moving the concert production from one location to another.”
Justin Timberlake's new album is streaming on iTunes
Justin Timberlake's new album, The 20/20 Experience, is now streaming as a worldwide exclusive on iTunes. The album will be available until its release March 19 in North America. All this week, he’s a performer and co-host on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.”
Kelly Osbourne leaves the hospital
Five days after she was hospitalized for a seizure, Kelly Osbourne has left the hospital and is expected to be just fine. Her doctors have determined she is unlikely to have future episodes. She is on medication. She does not have epilepsy.
Dennis Rodman trying to show he’s a true humanitarian
Dennis Rodman is setting his sights on fixing problems plaguing the Catholic Church. He's jetting to Rome today in hopes of meeting the new Pope. His reps are trying to arrange a sit-down with the next pontiff. Rodman met with North Korea’s leader last month.
White House Rep Dismisses Reports Adele And Beyonce Will Sing For Michelle
A representative for the White House has dismissed reports Adele and Beyonce will perform for Michelle Obama during her 50th birthday next year. She reaches the milestone January 17. Her rep said the report in the British tabloid The Mail is 100% false.
Boy admits prank 911 call on Ashton Kutcher's home
A 12-year-old boy has admitted making a prank 911 call that drew police to Ashton Kutcher's home. He will be sentenced at a later date. Prosecutors say the boy is also accused of making false 911 calls involving Justin Bieber's house and a bank.
Notorious B.I.G.'s kids to star in animated series
The children of late rapper Notorious B.I.G. will star in an animated series about maintaining his NYC recording studio. "House of Wallace" will feature 16-year-old C.J. Wallace and 19-year-old T'yanna Wallace. The series will also feature guest appearances from other artists.
'Children,' 'One Life' get reborn online April 29
A pair of soap operas thought dead are being resurrected. "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" will be reborn online April 29. ABC broadcast them for decades. Both will be available daily for free through Hulu. Episodes will also be available on iTunes.
Lauer offered to resign with 'Today' troubles
Matt Lauer was ready to take the fall last year for troubles on NBC's "Today" show. He offered to resign, but NBC said no. "Today" has slipped behind ABC's "Good Morning America" in the ratings. Lauer urged NBC to move slowly with Ann Curry’s departure.
Mark Burnett on miraculous 'The Bible': 'Weird things happened during filming'
"The Bible" miniseries is airing on the History Channel. It is cable’s most-watched program. Producer Mark Burnett says strings things happened during filming. A high gust of wind, a missing Jesus costume reappeared, and 48 snakes were found under the crucifixion rocks.
Cher To Host Movie Night Showcase On TCM
Cher is to get her own movie night on TV next month. She will be the first host of Friday Night Spotlight, a new film showcase launching April 5 on Turner Classic Movies. She'll join movie expert Robert Osborne as they present 17 films defining the film roles of women.
Abba Star Unveils New Single On Website
Reclusive former Abba star Agnetha Faltskog has launched a new website and Twitter account to coincide with the release of her first album in a decade. The new album will be out in May. The track and video of “When You Really Loved Someone” is on her website.
Stephen Baldwin Admits Owing $350K Taxes, can pay over 5 years
Stephen Baldwin has joined the growing list of Hollywood celebrities displaying a complete ineptitude when it comes to the management of their finances. He owes $350,000 in back taxes from 2008, 2009 and 2010. He will avoid jail, as long as he makes payments on time.
Former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young is 81. Actress Barbara Feldon (‘99’ from Get Smart) is 80. Singer Al Jarreau is 73. Actress-singer Liza Minnelli is 67. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is 66. Singer-songwriter James Taylor is 65. Actor Jon Provost (Timmy on "Lassie") is 63. Rock musician Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) is 57. Actor Jerry Levine is 56. Singer Marlon Jackson (The Jackson Five) is 56. Actor Courtney B. Vance is 53. Actor Titus Welliver is 52. Former MLB All-Star Darryl Strawberry is 51. Actress Julia Campbell is 50. Actor Aaron Eckhart is 45. CNNreporter Jake Tapper is 44. Rock musician Graham Coxon is 44. Country musician Tommy Bales (Flynnville Train) is 40. Country singer Holly Williams is 32. Actor Samm Levine is 31. Actor Tyler Patrick Jones is 19. Actress Kendall Applegate is 14.
Disney's 'Oz' bewitches box office with $80M debut
"Oz the Great and the Powerful" earned $80.3 million at the weekend box office for first place. In its 2nd weekend, "Jack the Giant Slayer" was second place with $10 million. “Identity Thief” was 3rd with $6.3 million, followed by “Dead Man Down” & “Snitch”.
Rihanna postpones concert in Boston
Rihanna was forced to cancel her concert in Boston last night after she contracted laryngitis. Doctors are ordered her to rest her voice. The show will be rescheduled. For now, her show Tuesday night in Baltimore is still scheduled.
Elizabeth Hasselbeck vacating “The View” after 9 years
Elisabeth Hasselbeck is being fired from "The View." She has been told her contract will not be renewed. Brooke Shields is in discussion to join the panel. Elizabeth has been on the show 9 years. Joy Behar announced last week she is leaving after 16 years.
Justin Timberlake joins five-timer's club on 'SNL'
Justin Timberlake’s hosted "SNL" for the 5th time Saturday night. He became an exclusive member of the “5 timers club”. Welcoming him were past hosts Steve Martin, Paul Simon, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Dan Aykroyd, Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks and Candice Bergen.
Report: Kelly Osbourne to be tested for epilepsy
Kelly Osbourne remains in a Los Angeles hospital, where doctors have been trying to determine what caused her to have a seizure. She was hospitalized Thursday after collapsing on the set of her reality show “Fashion Police”. For now, she’s doing fine.
Bieber resumes tour after scuffle, health problems
Justin Bieber is recovering from a rough week last week. He showed up late at a concert, passed out at another, and tried to fight a smart-mouth paparazzi Friday. He moves on to Portugal tonight, but a second show there tomorrow night is canceled.
Taylor Swift Visits Young Cancer Sufferer In Nebraska
Taylor Swift on Saturday paid a surprise visit to a cancer-stricken fan in Nebraska. She kicks off her “Red” tour in Omaha on Wednesday. She took a break from rehearsals and headed to the city's Children's Hospital. She and 10-year-old Lauren Hacker spent an hour together.
Pregnant Lady Antebellum singer Hillary Scott expecting a girl
Hillary Scott's publicist has revealed she is having a girl. She is the singer for the vocal group Lady Antebellum. She and husband Chris Tyrrell announced in December they are expecting their first child together. The baby's anticipated due date has not been disclosed.
One Direction pulls tattoo request
One Direction has deleted a social media request for fans to submit footage of their tattoos of the group. The footage was to be used in their upcoming movie. Many that follow the band are under the age of 18, the legal age. The tweet has been removed.
Singer/soap star Rick Springfield arrested
Rick Springfield was arrested Friday morning for neglecting to show up in court on a DUI charge a few weeks ago. His wife brought the necessary paperwork down to the station, and he was freed. He returns to General Hospital for several episodes in April.
Paris Jackson invited to try out for Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders
Paris Jackson is drawing interest from the Philadelphia Eagles cheerleading squad. They were impressed with the video of her prep school varsity squad. They said she has “poise, confidence, and enthusiasm.” She’s now 14, but has an invitation to try out at age 18.
Rapper 40 Glocc was $4 million for beat down by The Game
Rapper 40 Glocc is gunning for $4.5 million, and his target is The Game. Glocc sued Game over a street fight between the two in July outside a Hollywood Hills mansion. Game posted the footage on YouTube. Glocc has filed legal documents demanding $4.5 million.
Elle Macpherson engaged to billionaire
Australian model and actress Elle Macpherson is engaged to billionaire real estate developer Jeffrey Soffer. They dated for 2 years before breaking up last March, and are now back together and engaged. She will move to Miami, where Soffer lives.
Holly Madison Defends Daughter's Name
Holly Madison has defended her decision to call her new baby Rainbow. She insists the unusual name will make her daughter stronger as she grows up. The baby was born last Tuesday. Holly was inspired by a girl she went to school with who had the same name.
'Motown: The Musical' ready for Broadway
Motown: The Musical opens for previews tonight at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Broadway. The red carpet will be rolled out April 14. Founder Berry Gordy wrote the initial script and has been hands-on throughout the process. The show will have a pair of albums.
Lil' Boosie Graduates High School Behind Bars
Incarcerated rapper Lil' Boosie has obtained his high school diploma while serving time for drug charges. Torrence Hatch was sentenced to 8 years in 2011. He used the time to complete his high school education. He admits he and the prison guards do not get along.
Tina Fey recalls job serving cheese steaks before she made it big
Tina Fey recently recalled a summer job she had as a teen: she served cheese steaks at a Pennsylvania pool club so her mother could swim for free. She is promoting her next movie “Admission,” out March 22. She is a graduate of University of Virginia.
Marvel releasing some 700 No. 1 issues digitally
Marvel Entertainment is making more than 700 first issues available to digital readers for free through the Marvel app and the company's website. After Tuesday, they'll be sold for $1.99 to $3.99 per issue. Comic fans, both new and old, can read where it all began.