In 1938, a precursor to the cartoon character Bugs Bunny first appeared in the Warner Bros. animated short "Porky's Hare Hunt."
In 1789, George Washington took office in New York as the first president of the United States.
Zeta-Jones checks into mental health facility
Catherine Zeta-Jones has checked into a mental health facility for treatment of her bipolar condition. Two years ago, she checked into a similar facility for a brief stay. She has mood swings and depressive episodes. It is treated with medication and psychotherapy.
DWTS: Kellie wins immunity this week, Michael Buble on tonight
The hips were swiveling non-stop last night as DWTS celebrated Latin Night. The six remaining celebs had to dance 2 rounds. Aly and Kellie earned 29s, Andy Dick a 17. Kellie and Derek won immunity for highest scores this season. Michael Buble performs tonight.
'Dancing With the Stars' to feature dancer injured in Boston bombings
The dancer who lost her leg in the Boston Marathon bombings will be featured tonight on DWTS. Producers have put together a video-taped segment featuring Adrianne Haslet-Davis. She vows to dance again. She was an Arthur Murray Studio dance instructor.
Broadway’s Best: Tony Award nominations to be announced today
The countdown to this year's Tony Awards begins today. Nominees will be announced at 8:30 a.m. from at Lincoln Center. The ceremony will be hosted by Sutton Foster and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. The awards will be televised live June 9 on CBS.
Rihanna buys Mercedes for Chris Brown
Rihanna has bought Chris Brown a custom-made Mercedes for his birthday. She spent over $1 million on the SLR Stirling Moss - a vehicle so exclusive only 75 have been made. Brown turns 24 on May 5. She had his initials added to the red leather seats.
Jackson's life recounted in opening of civil trial
Testimony begins today in Katherine Jackson’s lawsuit against concert promoter AEG Live. The lawsuit is over the hiring of the doctor who treated Michael Jackson. The jury consists of 6 men and 6 women. AEG denies it hired Conrad Murray.
John Mayer Paints Home For Veterans Campaign
John Mayer continued his support for U.S. soldiers last week by painting a veteran's home in Shreveport, La. He donated proceeds from his 2012 tour to help America's veterans. The Veterans Build 2013 campaign helps provide properties for those returning from duty.
Rod Stewart, T.I. set for 'Voice' performances
NBC is lining up musical artists to perform on "The Voice" in May. Rod Stewart, CeeLo Green, Lady Antebellum, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. will take the stage on upcoming episodes. All have new material to showcase.
Jason Aldean files for divorce, asks press to be respectful to family
Jason Aldean has filed for divorce from wife Jessica, citing irreconcilable differences. The two met in high school and have been married since August 2001. They have 2 young daughters, Keeley and Kendyl. He has asked fans “not to rush to judgment.”
Kate celebrates anniversary at children's hospice
Kate Middleton celebrated her second wedding anniversary separated from Prince William. He’s on duty at a Royal Air Force station in Wales. She visited a hospice for children in the English city of Winchester. She has released a video appealing for support for the hospice.
Jamie Foxx In Talks For Annie
Jamie Foxx is in talks to join Quvenzhane Wallis in the movie adaptation of the musical Annie. He is up for a variation of the Daddy Warbucks character, previously portrayed on the big screen by Albert Finney. The film’s producers are Will & Jada Pinkett-Smith & Jay Z.
Taylor Swift Scores Discount For New Mansion
Taylor Swift is adding to her property portfolio. She has paid out $17.7 million for a new seaside home in Rhode Island. The lavish summer estate is in the town of Westerly. It was on the market for $20 million. She offered the lower price, and it was accepted.
Jessica Simpson Celebrates Daughter's First Birthday
Jessica Simpson and fiancé Eric Johnson celebrated their daughter's first birthday Sunday in the backyard of their California home. Little Maxwell Drew turns a year old Wednesday. Guests dined on hot dogs, grilled cheese and tacos. Her 2nd child, a boy, is due in August.
Justin Timberlake Signs Deal With Mastercard
Justin Timberlake has signed a two-year contract with MasterCard. The financial services company is famed for its ‘Priceless’ advertising campaign. His first event with the brand is an exclusive gig at New York City's Roseland Ballroom on Sunday.
Rihanna Creating Second Fashion Collection
Rihanna is hard at work on a second fashion collection for British clothing store River Island. They will be available for the upcoming autumn/winter season. Her first fashion collection, which featured belly-baring tops, sheer dresses and high-slit skirts, was released in March.
Demi Moore reunites with daughters
Demi Moore has reconciled with her daughters. She is 50. Rumer is 24, Scout 21, and Tallulah 18. They became tired of her constant partying after her split from Ashton Kutcher and stint in rehab. Their father is Bruce Willis. They are working out their family problems.
Train Perform At Denver Hospital
Rockers Train thrilled patients at a hospital in Colorado Saturday by playing a surprise set. They visited the Denver Health Medical Center ahead of their evening appearance at a benefit for the city's Health Foundation. They greeted young patients and performed songs.
Beastie Boys memoir scheduled for 2015
The Beastie Boys have a deal for an illustrated book, to be published in the fall of 2015. It will track the band's rise from its high school years in New York City to its induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. Group member Adam Yauch (MCA) died last year.
Hey, hey! It's three Monkees!
If you’re old enough to remember The Monkees, you might like this. The surviving 3 members - Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork — will visit 24 cities this summer. Davy Jones died in Feb. 2012. The tour features a tribute, and includes a 7-piece band.
Actress Cloris Leachman is 87. Singer Willie Nelson is 80. Basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas is 52. Rapper Turbo B (Snap) is 46. Rhythm-and-blues singer Chris "Choc" Dalyrimple (Soul For Real) is 42. Rock musician Chris Henderson (3 Doors Down) is 42. Country singer Carolyn Dawn Johnson is 42. Actress Lisa Dean Ryan is 41. Rhythm-and-blues singer Akon is 40. Rhythm-and-blues singer Jeff Timmons (98 Degrees) is 40. Actor Johnny Galecki is 38. Actor Kunal Nayyar is 32. Rapper Lloyd Banks is 31. Actress Kirsten Dunst is 31. Actress Dianna Agron is 27.
In 2011, Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton were married in an opulent ceremony at London's Westminster Abbey.
100 years ago, in 1913, the zipper was patented by Gideon Sundbach of Hoboken, NJ.
Tonight is ‘Latin Night’ on DWTS
'Iron Man 3' rules world, 'Pain & Gain' takes US
"Pain & Gain" muscled into 1st-place domestically with a $20 million debut. "Oblivion" slipped to 2nd-place with $17.4 million. No.3 was “42” with $10 million, & the comedy "The Big Wedding" tanked at No. 4 with just $7.5 million. “Iron Man 3” made $195M overseas.
NBA's Michael Jordan marries ex-model over weekend, Usher performs
Michael Jordan got married over the weekend. He married 35-year-old former model Yvette Prieto on Saturday. Jordan is 50. Nearly 2000 guests were present as they exchanged vows. The reception took place at a private golf club in Jupiter, Fla. Usher was guest performer.
Charlie Sheen offers support…and guest spot… to Amanda Bynes
Charlie Sheen has reached out to Amanda Bynes. He has sent word he is available if she needs any advice. That includes a guest spot on 'Anger Management.' He recently struck up a similar “friendship” with Lindsay Lohan. She also recently appeared on his show.
Chris Brown's Father Disapproves Of Rihanna Relationship
Chris Brown's father has expressed his disapproval over his son's reignited romance with Rihanna. Clinton Brown insists the two singers are both too wild to be in a relationship together. However, he won’t interfere. He says Chris needs someone like Jordin Sparks.
A-list comes to Washington for ‘nerd prom’ White House Correspondents Dinner
The White House Correspondents' Dinner was held Saturday at the Washington Hilton Hotel. It mixes politics, entertainment and the news media. President Obama delivered jokes for about 20 minutes. The event raises scholarship funds for journalism students.
Kanye West To Close Out 'SNL' Season
Kanye West will perform on the season finale of SNL. Ben Affleck has been tapped to host the May 18 show. Kanye’s last appearance on "SNL" was in October 2010 when he treated the crowd to performances of "Runaway" and "Power." He’s recording his 6th album in Paris.
Farrah Abraham inks deal for nearly a million for tape
"Teen Mom" star Farrah Abraham has struck a deal for her explicit tape that includes James Deen. She has inked a deal with Vivid for close to a million dollars. The 70-minute-long video will be titled: "Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom."
Beyonce, Andre 3000's 'Back To Black' Amy Winehouse Cover Hits The Web
Another song from the upcoming soundtrack to "The Great Gatsby" adaptation has hit the web: Beyonce and Andre 3000's version of Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black." The soundtrack is out May 7. Winehouse released the original in 2006.
Jersey Shore’s ‘Ronnie’ Hospitalized With Kidney Stones
Jersey Shore’s Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is being treated for kidney stones in an Orlando hospital. He was admitted Saturday night. Longtime girlfriend Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola is staying with him. He’s in Orlando promoting his new cocktail line at a wine convention.
Shrewd businessman Chris Tucker makes $1 million profit on sale of mansion
Chris Tucker sold his L.A. mansion for almost a $1 million profit. He purchased the property in 1996, around the time his career was skyrocketing, for $1.1 million. He sold it at the end of April for $2.1 million. 5 bedrooms, 7.5 baths, french doors, balconies, pool and spa.
Fantasia Barrino Loses Her Home
Troubled singer Fantasia Barrino has given up her luxury home in North Carolina after falling behind on mortgage payments. She almost lost it in 2009. The property was put up for sale last year. She has now given up and has signed the property over to the bank.
Selena Gomez sued by fragrance company
Selena Gomez was hit with a lawsuit Friday. She reportedly failed to honor her promotional duties for perfume company Adrenalina Inc. Her rep denies the claim. She sells her own fragrance collection at Macy’s. Adrenalina markets fragrances for Adam Levine & Katy Perry.
‘Two and a Half Men’s’ Jake slowly being phased out
CBS has announced that Two and a Half Men will return for season 11, but with some big changes. Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer will be back, but Angus T. Jones (Jake) will only be in a few episodes. After 10 years on the raunchy adult show, he’s ready to move on.
Jermaine Jackson's Child Support Dispute Reignites
Jermaine Jackson's former wife Alejandra says he has fallen behind in child support. She says he owes her more than $30,000 dating back to April, 2012. He paid her $80,000 in 2011. The couple married in 1995 and Jermaine filed for divorce in 2004.
'Glee' star Cory Monteith completes rehab
"Glee" star Cory Monteith has checked out of rehab and reunited with co-star and girlfriend, Lea Michele. He checked in in late March for substance addiction. He thanked fans via Twitter for their support. He was also in rehab at age 19.
Opry to hold public funeral for George Jones
A public funeral will be held Thursday in Nashville for country music superstar George Jones. He died Friday at the age of 81. A private visitation for family, friends and fellow performers is Wednesday evening. Contributions can be made to the Grand Ole Opry trust fund.
Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff is 75. Singer Tommy James is 66. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is 59. Actress Kate Mulgrew is 58. Actor Daniel Day-Lewis is 56. Actress Michelle Pfeiffer is 55. Actress Eve Plumb (Brady Bunch) is 55. Singer Carnie Wilson (Wilson Phillips) is 45. Actress Uma Thurman is 43. Tennis player Andre Agassi is 43. Rapper Master P is 43. Gospel/rhythm-and-blues singer Erica Campbell (Mary Mary) is 41. Rock musician Mike Hogan (The Cranberries) is 40. Actor Tyler Labine is 35. Actress-model Taylor Cole is 29. Actor Zane Carney is 28.
Gwyneth Paltrow has been named People magazine's "World's Most Beautiful Woman." She is 40, and says exercise is key to keeping her looking young and energetic. Beyonce was People's Most Beautiful Woman last year. Jennifer Lopez held the spot in 2011.
‘Idol’ heading toward an Amber-Angie face-off
The ‘American Idol’ judges are clearing setting up Amber Holcomb and Angie Miller for the finale, drowning them both in praise last night. Angie was the clear standout. Kree Harrison failed to connect with the judges. Host Ryan Seacrest promised a surprise twist tonight.
Kim Kardashian to attend Met Gala year after being banned
Kim Kardashian will be attending the Costume Institute Gala at the Met in NY May 6. She was banned last year by Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour because she is not a real “celebrity.” This year, she’ll be there: boyfriend Kanye West is performing.
James Taylor Performs At Slain Police Officer's Memorial
James Taylor joined mourners at slain MIT police officer Sean Collier's memorial service in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Wednesday. He performed ‘Shower the People.’ Collier was killed during a confrontation with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.
Ousted anchor lands 'Live With Kelly and Michael' job
A.J. Clemente, the North Dakota anchor who was fired on his first day for a salty tongue, was put to work last night by Kelly Ripa & Michael Strayhan. He interviewed celebrities at the premiere of Pierce Brosnan's movie ‘Love Is All You Need.’ He’s back on the show today.
Justin Bieber books golf course, water parks in Dubai
Justin Bieber has booked an entire golf course for when he visits Dubai next week. He will play two concerts there May 4 and May 5. His team has also contacted two water parks before his visit and requested them to be closed off for his own personal use.
Dina Eastwood of "Mrs. Eastwood & Company" checks into rehab
Clint Eastwood's wife Dina has checked into rehab for help with depression and anxiety. She is in a facility in Arizona. She is not being treated for substance abuse. Clint and Dina have been married since 1996 and have a 16-year-old daughter, Morgan.
Robert Todd Harrell Checks Into Rehab Following Fatal Crash
The bassist for 3 Doors Down has checked himself into a drug treatment facility. Robert Todd Harrell is accused of a DUI fatal crash last weekend in a Nashville suburb. He admitted to drinking and taking prescription drugs before the wreck. He is free on $100,000 bond.
Lil Scrappy Released From Jail
Rapper Lil Scrappy is a free man again after being released from jail Wednesday. He surrendered to police in Atlanta Tuesday on an arrest warrant over his refusal to provide a urine sample over his probation for marijuana possession. A court hearing is set May 16.
Snapper Who Shot Topless Photos Of Duchess Faces Criminal Investigation
The photographer who shot candid photos of a topless Duchess Kate on vacation last year is under formal criminal investigation. The photos were published in a French magazine. The royal family called the incident a "grotesque breach of privacy".
Natalie Merchant benefit concert to fight domestic violence
Natalie Merchant will do a benefit concert for domestic violence victims in New York's Hudson Valley June 2. It will benefit 2 domestic violence shelters. She is best known as lead singer of the alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs. She began her solo career in 1993.
Katharine McPhee working on Columbia debut
Katharine McPhee, the American Idol Season 5 runner-up who now stars on NBC's musical series Smash, has started work on her debut album for Columbia Records. The album is slated for release later this year. This will be her 4th album.
Eminem releasing his next album this summer
Eminem is finishing up his first new album since 2010's "Recovery." It’s rumored to drop May 28, the day after Memorial Day, but there is no confirmation on that date. He has concerts scheduled throughout Europe in August, with U.S. dates reportedly in the works.
Actor Al Pacino is 73. Ballroom dance judge Len Goodman (TV: "Dancing with the Stars") is 69. Rock musician Stu Cook (Creedence Clearwater Revival) is 68. Singer Bjorn Ulvaeus (ABBA) is 68. Actress Talia Shire is 67. Rock musician Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) is 63. Actor Hank Azaria is 49. Rock singer Andy Bell (Erasure) is 49. Rock musician Eric Avery (Jane's Addiction) is 48. Actress Renee Zellweger is 44. Actress Gina Torres is 44. Actor Jason Lee is 43. Actor Jason Wiles is 43. Actress Emily Bergl is 38. Actress Marguerite Moreau is 36. Singer Jacob Underwood is 33. Actress Sara Paxton is 25. Actress Allisyn Ashley Arm is 17.
Today is Administrative Professionals Day (Chase’s Calendar of Events)
Boxer Victor Ortiz knocked out of 'Dancing With the Stars'
The fight is finally over for Victor Ortiz on "Dancing With the Stars." The welterweight champion and his partner, Lindsay Arnold, were KO'd last night. He was joined at the bottom by Andy Dick and Sean Lowe. Will.i.am performed his new single "#thatPower."
Tonight’s ‘American Idol’ performance list:
The solos - Kree: "Hurts So Bad" by Susan Tedeschi Candice: "Find Your Love" by Drake Angie: "Who You Are" by Jessie J Amber: "The Power of Love" by Celine Dion The audience also will vote for a song for each to sing.
The duets - Kree and Amber: "Rumor Has It" by Adele Candice and Angie: "Stay" by Rihanna
Jennifer Aniston postpones wedding
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have postponed their wedding until August. They were originally planning to marry in May. They need more time to work out the details. They want it small and low-key. Her wedding to Brad Pitt in 2000 was stressful and cost $1 million.
3 Doors Down bassist Harrell out on bail
3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell is back on the streets after posting $100,000 bail. He was arrested late Friday night following a fatal crash in Nashville. He’s due in court tomorrow. 3 Doors Down has canceled its shows through May.
“Idol” producers considered a judging change at mid-season
"American Idol" producers considered replacing Mariah Carey with popular former judge Jennifer Lopez to boost ratings. Mariah’s reps reportedly threatened legal action. The entire judging panel may be out after this season. Only four weeks remain in Season 12.
Madonna's Brother Charged With Resisting Arrest
Madonna's brother has been charged with resisting arrest & trespassing. Anthony Ciccone (chi-co-nee) got into an altercation with police at a civic center in Michigan on Sunday. He fell & cut his head in a bathroom. He says Madonna has turned her back on him.
Kim and Kanye to be temporarily homeless
Kim Kardashian's Beverly Hills home has been sold, & she needs to be out by Aug. 1. Kanye West's Hollywood Hills house is about to be sold -- and he's already moved out. Their new Bel Air estate is undergoing renovations. They’ll stay with her family, or rent an apartment.
Dwayne Johnson tweets pic after hernia surgery
Dwayne Johnson is home after hernia surgery. He tweeted a photo of himself in a hospital bed Tuesday. He wrote his doctor repaired 3 hernia tears. He’s recovering at home. Johnson's latest film, "Pain & Gain," opens Friday. "Fast & Furious 6" is out next month.
Justin Bieber Adds Two New Tattoos To Body Art Collection
Justin Bieber has added 2 new tattoos to his growing collection. The new additions include a roaring tiger on his upper left arm and an angel near his wrist, joining an owl, a koi fish and a pair of praying hands. The 19-year-old pop star now boasts 14 tattoos in total.
Justin Bieber To Give Up His Pet Monkey
Justin Bieber hit the headlines last month after attempting to smuggle his pet monkey into Munich, Germany. It was seized and is in an animal shelter. He’s decided not to get it back. He had to pay a fine. After the paperwork is complete, the monkey will go to a new home.
Poet Maya Angelou recovering after hospitalization
Poet Maya Angelou is recovering at her North Carolina home following a brief hospitalization. She cannot travel for a month. She is 85. Her appearance at Norfolk’s Chrysler Hall May 2 is postponed to June 21.
Rapper Trina's Brother Shot Dead
Rapper Trina is in mourning after her brother was fatally shot on Tuesday. The hip-hop star's younger sibling, Wilbrent Bain, was gunned down following an altercation in Miami. A suspect is in custody. Trina uploaded a photo of the pair on his graduation day to Facebook.
Ailing Glen Campbell cancels rest of farewell concert tour
Glen Campbell has canceled the remaining dates on his North American concert tour because his Alzheimer's disease is worsening. He is 77. He is still expected to release a new album called "See You There" in July. He had been performing a series of farewell concerts.
Olivia Newton-John postpones Vegas residency
Olivia Newton-John has postponed her planned Las Vegas residency because her sister Rona was diagnosed with brain cancer. Olivia, who is 64, is a breast cancer survivor. In a statement she said, "I want to thank everyone for respecting our privacy during this time."
MASH’s psychiatrist Allan Arbus dead at 95
If you’re old enough to remember the TV show MASH, you remember the wise - and wisecracking - psychiatrist Dr. Sidney Freedman. Allan Arbus has died at age 95. He counseled shell-shocked army surgeons on "M.A.S.H." between 1973 and 1983.
‘Breaking Amish’ breaking innocence in sunny Sarasota
If you were a fan of the reality show ‘Breaking Amish’ last season, hold on to your buggy. Season 2 kicks off May 12 on TLC. This time, the cast is on the beach in Sarasota. In the first season, ‘Breaking Amish’ in New York had the highest ratings of any new show on TLC.
Actress Shirley MacLaine is 79. Actress-singer-director Barbra Streisand is 71. Rock musician Doug Clifford (Creedence Clearwater Revival) is 68. Actor Michael O'Keefe is 58. Rock musician David J (Bauhaus) is 56. Actor-comedian Cedric the Entertainer is 49. Actor Djimon Hounsou (JEYE'-mihn OHN'-soo) is 49. Rock musician Aaron Comess (Spin Doctors) is 45. Rock musician Brian Marshall (Creed; Alter Bridge) is 40. Actor Derek Luke is 39. Actor Eric Balfour is 36. Actress Rebecca Mader is 36. Singer Kelly Clarkson is 31. Rock singer-musician Tyson Ritter (The All-American Rejects) is 29. Actor Doc Shaw is 21.
Trivia: In 1789, President-elect George Washington and his wife, Martha, moved into the first executive mansion: the Franklin House, in New York.
William Shakespeare was born on this date in 1564, and died on this date in 1616.
Zendaya and Kellie Pickler going the distance on DWTS
Zendaya and Kellie Pickler both earned 29s on DWTS last night. Kellie actually took the lead with a few extra points after the team dance. At the bottom, Andy Dick and boxer Victor Ortiz both tied with 18. Will.i.am performs on tonight’s results show.
Reese Witherspoon Cancels Late Night, GMA Appearances
In the wake of her arrest, Reese Witherspoon has decided to cancel appearances on 2 talk shows. She was set to appear on Jimmy Fallon tonight and GMA tomorrow morning. She and husband Jim were busted in Atlanta Friday for his DUI and her attitude to the cop.
Seth MacFarlane Asked To Return As Host Of 2014 Oscars
Seth MacFarlane was a controversial Oscars host, but the show did earn big ratings. Producers have decided Seth has earned a second shot, and has made the offer ($$$). He’s producing another movie, and will decide if he can juggle both. Everyone has a price…
3 Doors Down cancels 4 shows following fatal crash
The rock band 3 Doors Down has called off 4 U.S. appearances. The group's bassist Robert Todd Harrell is jailed for a fatal DUI accident in a Nashville suburb Friday night. He’s due in court Thursday. The tour will resume May 31 in Moscow and return to the U.S. in July.
Police: Kendra at fault in Sunday accident
Kendra Wilkinson is out of the hospital, and lucky she wasn’t badly injured in a car crash Sunday. Both vehicles were totaled. Police say she turned left in front of a car that had the right of way. The other driver has neck & back injuries. Kendra has a few bruises.
Taylor Swift, fun., Maroon 5 Lead 2013 Billboard Music Awards Finalists
Taylor Swift, fun. and Maroon 5 lead the finalists for the Billboard Music Awards. All 3 are in 11 categories. Rihanna is in 10 categories, and Carly Rae Jepsen in 9. One Direction racked up 8 spots. The show airs Sunday, May 19 on ABC from Las Vegas.
Richie Havens, 1st Woodstock singer, dies of heart attack
Folk singer and guitarist Richie Havens died Monday at age 72. He was the first performer at Woodstock in 1969. He also performed at Bill Clinton's presidential inauguration in 1993. He co-starred with Richard Pryor in "Greased Lightning" in 1977. He released 25 albums.
Khloe Kardashian Odom cut from 'The X Factor'
Mario Lopez is set to return as host of Fox's “X Factor.” Khloé Kardashian Odom will not be back for Season 3. Demi Lovato is returning as a judge, but replacements are still needed for Britney Spears and L.A. Reid. "The X Factor" returns for its third season this fall on Fox.
'The Voice': NBC remains mum about which coaches will return for Season 5
NBC is keeping strangely quiet about Season 5 of “The Voice.” The current season, featuring new coaches Shakira and Usher, is working well between the judges & viewers. Better than any prior season. NBC could “delay” the return of Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera.
Backstreet Boys Unveil Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame
The Backstreet Boys have cemented their place in pop history by unveiling their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The 5 marked their 20th anniversary in style as they were honored with the 2,495th star. They tweeted, “Thank you to all our fans."
Ellie Goulding Teams With Nike To Get Women Running
Ellie Goulding has teamed up with Nike to create a new athletic shoe. She is an avid jogger. She’ll participate in the Nike Women Half Marathon in Washington D.C. this Sunday. She has also remixed her second album “Halcyon” to give runners a lift as they train.
Jack Osbourne Marks 10 Years Sober
Jack Osbourne is celebrating 10 years sober, just days after his father Ozzy confessed to relapsing. He endured a struggle with substance abuse in his youth, but got clean in a rehab center in 2003. Ozzy and his reunited band Black Sabbath are on a world tour.
Actor Matthew McConaughey starts clothing line
Matthew McConaughey is working with Canada's Grand National Apparel on a clothing collection. A portion of sales will support after-school fitness and wellness programs in inner-city high schools. The JKL (Just Keep Livin) line will be sold through Dillard’s.
Diane Sawyer to interview George W. Bush
Diane Sawyer has interviewed former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura. Segments are airing on ABC news broadcasts. The Bush Presidential Center opens Thursday in Dallas. Bush has kept a relatively low profile since leaving office in 2009.
Lauryn Hill gets reprieve on tax evasion sentencing
Lauryn Hill was given a 2-week reprieve on her sentencing for federal tax evasion. She needs to come up with another $504,000 no later than May 3. She failed to file tax returns between 2005 & 2007. She earned $1.8 million. She has not released an album since 2001.
Actor Lee Majors is 74. Actress Joyce DeWitt is 64. Actor James Russo is 60. Filmmaker-author Michael Moore is 59. Actress Judy Davis is 58. Actress Jan Hooks is 56. Actress Valerie Bertinelli is 53. Actor Craig Sheffer is 53. Actor-comedian-talk show host George Lopez is 52. Rock musician Gen is 49. Actress Melina Kanakaredes (kah-nah-KAH'-ree-deez) is 46. Rock musician Stan Frazier (Sugar Ray) is 45. Actor Scott Bairstow (BEHR'-stow) is 43. Actor Barry Watson is 39. Actor Kal Penn is 36. Actress Jaime King is 34. Pop singer Taio Cruz is 30. Actor Aaron Hill is 30. Actress Rachel Skarsten is 28. Actor Dev Patel (puh-TEHL') is 23. Actor Matthew Underwood is 23. Actor Camryn Walling is 23.
Today is the 43rd anniversary of “Earth Day,’ which began in 1970.
Stevie Wonder performs on tonight’s “DWTS”
Fans sink into Cruise's 'Oblivion' in $38M debut
Movie fans slipped into "Oblivion" as the Tom Cruise sci-fi thriller led Hollywood with a $38.2 million debut. Its worldwide receipts total $150 million. The baseball drama "42" slipped to 2nd-place with $18 million in its 2nd weekend. “The Croods” took 3rd with $9.5 million.
Witherspoon ‘deeply embarrassed' about behavior against state trooper
Reese Witherspoon & her husband Jim Toth were busted by a State Trooper in Atlanta Friday. He was charged with DUI, she was charged with disorderly conduct for her behavior. She apologized last night. She was in New York for the premiere of her new film, "Mud."
3 Doors Down bassist Robert Todd Harrell arrested in crash death
3 Doors Down bassist Robert Todd Harrell is charged with causing a fatal accident in Tennessee. His Cadillac clipped a pickup truck Friday night on I-40. The pickup went down an embankment, flipped & killed the driver. Harrell is charged with DUI & drug possession.
Al Michaels Arrested for DUI
Sportscaster Al Michaels was arrested on suspicion of DUI Friday night. Police saw him make an illegal U-turn in a business district. He tested above the legal limit. He was released and given a court date of June 26. He does play-by-play for NBC's Sunday Night Football.
Kendra Wilkinson in car accident
Kendra Wilkinson was hospitalized following a car accident Sunday. She was taken to the Providence Tarzana Medical Center in Los Angeles. A rep said she was ''in shock and really sore,'' but her injuries were not serious. Details about the crash have not been released.
Kendra may have been right: another 'Splash' contestant injured during dive
Another celebrity has been injured on "Splash." Nicole Eggert was injured during a taping of the show and spent Thursday in the hospital. She was pulled from the water by EMTs after "a bad landing." Katherine Webb quit in the last episode due to a back injury.
Carly Rae Jepsen Caps Juno Awards Weekend With Two More Wins
Carly Rae Jepsen added two more Junos last night, one of 7 trophies given out at Canada’s version of the Grammy Awards. She performed a medley of her songs. The Fan Choice Award went to Justin Bieber for the 3rd time. He’s on tour in Europe.
Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries to finally divorce June 19
On Friday, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries officially reached a divorce settlement. They both confirmed they don’t want to save the marriage. The divorce will become official June 19. Kim will then be free to set a wedding date with boyfriend Kanye West.
Station mistakenly IDs bombing suspect as Zooey Deschanel
A Fox station in Dallas mistakenly identified the Boston Marathon bombing suspect as Zooey Deschanel Friday. Viewers watching Fox 4 with closed captioning saw this headline: "Marathon bombing, he is 19-year-old Zooey Deschanel." She tweeted, “Epic FAIL.”
2 Chainz And Fall Out Boy Team Up For Coachella Appearance
Fall Out Boy stunned fans attending California's Coachella festival Saturday after joining rapper 2 Chainz onstage. On Twitter after the show, Pete Wentz wrote, "Thanks 2chainz for having us out at coachella..." 2 Chainz and producer Diplo also hit the state together.
DMX Demands Removal of Drug Interview From Website
DMX has threatened legal action against Oprah Winfrey's network unless they remove online clips of a recent interview. In an episode of “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” he talks about his drug use. He claims he didn’t clear it. She says he didn’t have to say anything he didn’t want to.
NBC to drop 'Ready for Love' from schedule after just 3 airings
That was a short relationship. NBC is dumping the dating show Ready for Love from its lineup after Tuesday's episode. The series is produced by Eva Longoria & is hosted by Bill and Giuliana Rancic. Starting April 30, Grimm will move to Tuesday at 10 p.m.
Debbie Rowe, Paris Jackson enjoying bonding time together
The relationship between Debbie Rowe and Paris Jackson is growing stronger. Rowe showed up at Paris' school to see her daughter perform in a dance show. Paris gave her a bouquet of flowers. Rowe signed away her parental rights to Michael when Paris was just 3.
Kelly Osbourne tweets horrendous sunburn picture
It hurts to look at. Over the weekend, Kelly Osbourne tweeted a picture of her bare back…badly sunburned. She didn’t say when or where it happened, but it’s a good bet she’ll remember the sunscreen next time. She’s been showing off her 70-pound weight loss.
Actress Charlotte Rae is 87. Actress Estelle Harris is 81. Singer Glen Campbell is 77. Actor Jack Nicholson is 76. Singer Mel Carter is 70. Movie director John Waters is 67. Singer Peter Frampton is 63. Rock singer-musician Paul Carrack (Mike and the Mechanics; Squeeze) is 62. Actor Joseph Bottoms is 59. Actor Ryan Stiles is 54. Baseball manager Terry Francona is 54. Comedian Byron Allen is 52. Actor Chris Makepeace is 49. Rock musician Fletcher Dragge (DRAH'-guh) is 47. Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan is 47. Actress Sheryl Lee is 46. Actress-talk show host Sherri Shepherd is 46. Actor Eric Mabius is 42. Actor Ingo Rademacher (RAH'-deh-mah-ker) is 42. Rock musician Shavo Odadjian (System of a Down) is 39. Rock singer-musician Daniel Johns (Silverchair) is 34. Actress Michelle Ryan is 29. Actress Amber Heard is 27.
Rihanna canceled a concert in Houston last night due to “illness.” Fans have been told she will reschedule. She canceled shows in Baltimore and Boston last month, also because of illness. She is due in Dallas tonight. For now, that show is still on.
“DWTS” gives viewers break from Boston bomb coverage
“DWTS” went ahead with its performance show last night. They acknowledged the tragedy in Boston. 16-year-old Zendaya earned a 29. Kellie Pickler was behind with 27. At the bottom: Andy Dick and D.L. Hughley both scored 18 points each.
Craig Ferguson: “tired of this sh.t”
Late-night host Craig Ferguson’s tag line is “it’s a great day for America.” Not last night. He’s known to say what’s on his mind. On last night’s show, he was outraged at events in Boston. He has family there. He said he’s not a good enough comedian to hide his rage.
NKOTB's Joey McIntyre 'O.K.' After Running Boston Marathon
New Kids on the Block singer Joey McIntyre tweeted he was OK after two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon. He completed the race just 5 minutes before. He added, "I'm ok but I'm sure there are many hurt." New Kids on the Block is based out of Boston.
Selena Gomez announces 56-city tour
Selena Gomez is taking quick advantage of her rising celebrity. The former Disney starlet will go on a world tour between August and November. Plenty of time to forget that Canadian ex-boyfriend. She'll hit 56 cities on her journey in support of her new album.
Hindus Urge Selena Gomez To Apologize For Bindi Error
Hindu leaders have demanded an apology from Selena Gomez. She performed at the MTV Movie Awards with a religious bindi symbol on her forehead. They urge her not to wear it on her upcoming tour. They say the symbol is “not a fashion accessory for greed.”
Justin Bieber to buy house in Dubai
Justin Bieber plans to buy a house in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. He’s performing there May 4 and 5th, and is interested in buying property for future visits. He’s been warned to “behave” in the strict country. He recently bought a mansion in Calabasas, Calif. for $6M.
Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne living separately
Maybe they just need a break. Sharon Osbourne and husband Ozzy have split up and are living in separate Los Angeles homes. The couple have been married for 31 years and have three children. He admits to a recent drinking & drug binge. There are no plans to divorce.
Jane Seymour, James Keach divorcing after 20 years
Jane Seymour and James Keach are calling it quits after 20 years. They are negotiating the terms of their divorce. They married in 1993. She is 62, he is 65. They have 17-year-old twin boys. She was "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman." Keach was the show’s director.
Psy's Gentleman again sets Youtube First-day Records
South Korean pop sensation Psy is setting Internet records again with his new video “Gentleman.” He torments beautiful women with a series of pranks. In 2 days it has received over 81m views. Gangnam Style became the first video to reach one billion views.
Beyonce Hosting Donation Drives At U.S. Concerts
Beyonce has invited Goodwill Industries to set up donation drives at her concerts. Ticket holders will be asked to bring clothing or small household goods. The money from the sale of each item will fund job placement and training programs.
Faith Hill And Sunday Night Football End Their Love Affair
After six years opening Sunday Night Football, Faith Hill is out. She told fans on Twitter she’s had a great time, but it’s time to move on. A search is underway for a replacement. Faith said the most important lesson she learned: "never ask a question during a replay!"
Wendy Williams to star in 'Chicago' on Broadway
Talk-show host Wendy Williams will make her Broadway stage debut as Matron "Mama" Morton in the musical "Chicago." She will play a 7-week limited engagement beginning June 25 at the Ambassador Theatre. The revival is the longest-running musical on Broadway.
Rapper Coolio charged with domestic violence
Rapper Coolio is under investigation for alleged domestic violence. He and his girlfriend were in a violent confrontation April 1. She claims he punched her face, then hit her with his car. He left with their toddler and another woman. He was caught by police & taken to jail.
Macaulay Culkin mistaken for homeless man
Macaulay Culkin was mistaken for a homeless man in London. He was out walking at 2:30 a.m. A woman bumped into him. She told a newspaper reporter, “I'm no expert, but he didn't seem all there.'' Ex-girlfriend Mila Kunis is in London with boyfriend Ashton Kutcher.
Pope Benedict is 86. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is 66. Ann Romney is 64. NFL coach Bill Belichick is 61. Rock singer-turned-politician Peter Garrett is 60. Actress Ellen Barkin is 59. Rock musician Jason Scheff (Chicago) is 51. Singer Jimmy Osmond is 50. Rock singer David Pirner (Soul Asylum) is 49. Actor-comedian Martin Lawrence is 48. Actor Jon Cryer is 48. Rock musician Dan Rieser is 47. Actor Peter Billingsley is 42. Actor Lukas Haas is 37.
On April 15, 1912, the British luxury liner RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic off Newfoundland at 2:20 a.m. ship's time, striking an iceberg; 1,514 people died, while less than half as many survived.
Today is the birth date of San Francisco, incorporated in 1850.
In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died 9 hours after being shot the night before by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater in Washington. Andrew Johnson became the nation's 17th president. Lincoln actually died in a building across the street from the theater.
'42' scores at home, Cruise dominates overseas
The Jackie Robinson tale "42" took in $27 million to top the weekend box-office. “Scary Movie 5” opened in 2nd place with $15 million. The new Tom Cruise film “Oblivion” opened in 52 countries with $61 million. It opens in the U.S. Friday.
`The Avengers' takes top prize at MTV Movie Awards
"The Avengers" won 3 MTV Movie Awards last night, including movie of the year. “Avengers 2” will be out in 2015. Hollywood uses the fan-driven Awards to promote summer movies. The season begins in early May. Honorees and presenters represent upcoming movies.
Comedian Kevin Hart arrested on suspicion of DUI
Comedian Kevin Hart was arrested for DUI before dawn Sunday on Highway 101 in Los Angeles. His black Mercedes nearly collided with a tanker trunk. He failed a sobriety test and was booked and released on a $5,000 bond. A female passenger went home in a taxi.
Bieber criticized for Anne Frank comment
Justin Bieber visited the Anne Frank House Museum in Amsterdam Friday evening. He wrote in the guestbook he hoped she would be a fan of his if history were different. The comment brought mixed results. She died at age 15. Bieber performs in Oslo, Norway this week.
Justin Bieber hired to promote SpendSmart debit cards
Justin Bieber is promoting a debit card to teach kids financial responsibility. The goal is to manage money: don’t spend more than you earn, & save what you can. Consumer Reports is cautioning that debit cards and pre-paid cards often carry hidden fees.
Actor Matt Damon renews vows with wife Luciana Barrosso
Matt Damon and his wife, Luciana Barrosso, renewed their wedding vows on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. They were wed in Dec. 2005. She is an Argentine-born former bartender. Guests attended a cocktail reception on the beach. They called it fun, happy & private.
Shakira's ex-boyfriend, business partner sues for $100 million
Shakira's ex-boyfriend and former business partner is suing her for $100 million. She and Argentine businessman Antonio de la Rua ended their relationship in 2011. He claims he is responsible for her success. She has a 10-year deal with Live Nation worth $300 million.
Jenna Bush Hager gives birth to daughter
Former President George W. Bush has become a grandfather. Twin daughter Jenna Bush Hager gave birth to her first child, a daughter, Saturday night in NYC. The baby's name is Margaret Laura "Mila" Hager. She is named for her grandmothers.
Second Child on the Way for Kevin Richardson
It’s a very special year for Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson, who has yet another reason to celebrate: He’s going to be a dad again. He is 41. He and wife Kristin have a 5-year-old son named Mason. Howie Dorough & A.J. McLean also welcomed new babies over the past year.
Bob Seger fulfills 79-year-old coma patient's dream
A 79-year-old woman in Michigan awoke from a 5-year coma in 2011. Her first request: see a Bob Seger concert. She’s a life-long fan. The care center arranged it. She was there Thursday night in Auburn Hills. She also met him & his family. Seger, by the way, is 67.
Christina Aquilera sells old Osbourne Estate…for an upgrade near Charlie Sheen
Christina Aguilera is moving into Charlie Sheen's neighborhood. She dropped $10 million for a mega-mansion in Mulholland Estates, next to Beverly Hills. The new house has 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, a library, bar, screening room, pool, spa, gazebo, & a bathhouse.
Paris Jackson Planning Tattoo Tribute To Superstar Father
Michael Jackson's teenage daughter Paris is planning a touching tattoo tribute to her father. She will have a letter he wrote to her tattooed on her left wrist. Her grandmother Katherine’s name will be on her right wrist. It will have to wait…she’s just 15.
Lance Bass Launches Online Charity Yard Sale Site
Lance Bass has launched a new charity initiative encouraging stars to donate their unwanted items to an online yard sale. FamousYardSale.com went live on Sunday. He is challenging celebrity friends to clear their homes and raise money for good causes.
“Leave It to Beaver’s” Frank Bank Dead At 71
Actor Frank Bank has died just one day after turning 71. He is best known for his role of Clarence 'Lumpy' Rutherford in 1950s sitcom “Leave It To Beaver.” He died Saturday. After Beaver ended, Bank became a bond broker and appeared on celebrity game shows.
Rock singer-guitarist Dave Edmunds is 69. Actor Michael Tucci is 67. Actress Lois Chiles is 66. Writer-producer Linda Bloodworth-Thomason is 66. Actress Amy Wright is 63. Singer Samantha Fox is 47. Olympic gold, silver and bronze medal swimmer Dara Torres is 46. Rock musician Ed O'Brien (Radiohead) is 45. Actor Flex Alexander is 43. Actor Danny Pino is 39. Actor Douglas Spain is 39. Rock musician Patrick Carney (The Black Keys) is 33. Actor-writer Seth Rogen is 31. Actress Alice Braga is 30. Rock musician De'Mar Hamilton (Plain White T's) is 29. Actress Emma Watson is 23.
Candice Glover was last night’s standout on “American Idol,” delivering a powerful version of The Cure’s “Love Song.” She received a standing ovation. Judges strongly hinted it’s time for Lazaro Arbos to go. Tonight’s guest performers include Kelly Clarkson & Scotty MCreery.
Ryan Seacrest Is 'Swatted'
Ryan Seacrest was interviewing Russell Brand on his show yesterday about his recent “swatting” incident. During the interview, police were sent to Ryan’s home. A caller claimed there were men inside firing shots. Dispatchers are being trained to help identify pranksters.
“Buckwild” to get final run on MTV, producers offer to other networks
MTV will air the entire first season of "Buckwild" Sunday, to be followed by a final special episode. "Buckwild: WV to the NYC" was shot before production began on season 2. Producers plan to continue filming the show, and offer it to another network.
'U.O.E.N.O' Losing Criticized Rick Ross Verse
Rocko will release a version of "U.O.E.N.O." without a controversial verse from Rick Ross. The verse depicted slipping a drug into a woman's drink and taking her home. Ross apologized. Rocko said he has "six different verses," including one from Young Jeezy.
Adele Reigns Over Rich Young Musicians Countdown
Adele tops this year's countdown of Britain's richest young musicians with an estimated $48 million fortune. She turns 25 next month. She was also #1 last year, but took a break to recover from a throat operation. She also had a baby. Cheryl Cole is 2nd with $22.4 million.
Malawian government harshly criticizes Madonna
Malawi has issued a scathing critique of Madonna. They accuse her of exaggerating her contributions to the southern African country, & unreasonably demanding special treatment. The president’s younger sister was fired as the CEO for Madonna's charity, Raising Malawi.
NBC renews Carson Daly's show for 13th season
Carson Daly has changed his mind, & has decided to re-up with NBC for a 13th season of “Last Call.” The network was negotiating with Alec Baldwin to take over. He still could be given his own talk show. Daly says he's proud of "Last Call" and grateful to continue with it.
Betty White Is America's Most Appealing Celebrity
91-year-old Betty White has topped a new poll to find America's most appealing celebrity. She beat Oscar winners Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks, Adele and Dame Maggie Smith in the E-Poll Market Research's annual 'appeal' list. White has topped the list twice before.
Kim Kardashian Set For MTV Movie Awards
Kim Kardashian is set to present at the MTV Movie Awards Sunday night. She will introduce Selena Gomez to the stage as she performs her new single 'Come & Get It' for the first time. Brad Pitt will present the Movie of the Year award.
Flavor Flav felony case headed for trial in Vegas
Flavor Flav is facing a trial for a violent fight with his longtime girlfriend and her teenage son at home Oct. 17. An evidence hearing was held in Las Vegas court Wednesday. William Jonathan Drayton Jr. is accused of assault with a weapon and domestic violence battery.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth wedding on hold
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth may be back together, but their wedding is on hold. They were supposed to wed in June. Their relationship was rocked by his alleged tryst with "Mad Men" star January Jones. Both families feel neither is ready to commit to each other legally.
Beyonce, Nine Inch Nails Headline 2013 Made in America Festival
Beyonce and Nine Inch Nails top an eclectic lineup for Budweiser's second annual Made In America Festival. It returns to Philadelphia Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. Jay-Z once again curated this year's roster. A documentary is set for release later this summer.
Former That’s So Raven Star Arrested on Suspicion of DUI
Former “That's So Raven “star Orlando Brown was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of DUI…again. He is being held on an arrest warrant stemming from a previous DUI arrest in August 2011. Brown played Raven's best friend, Eddie Thomas, on all 4 seasons.
Nas Invests In Urban Lifestyle Magazine
Rapper Nas has poured his money into urban lifestyle magazine ‘Mass Appeal’ after signing on as a financial investor. He's helping get the magazine back on its feet following a five-year printing hiatus. He won’t have any editorial control to avoid conflict of interest.
Actor Peter Riegert is 66. Actor Meshach Taylor is 66. Movie director Carl Franklin is 64. Actor Bill Irwin is 63. Country singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale is 56. Songwriter-producer Daryl Simmons is 56. Rock musician Nigel Pulsford is 52. Actor Lucky Vanous is 52. Country singer Steve Azar is 49. Singer Lisa Stansfield is 47. Rock musician Dylan Keefe (Marcy Playground) is 43. Actor Johnny Messner is 43. Actor Vicellous (vy-SAY'-luhs) Shannon is 42. Rapper David Banner is 39. Actress Tricia Helfer is 39. Rock musician Chris Gaylor (The All-American Rejects) is 34. Actress Kelli Garner is 29. Singer Joss Stone is 26. Actress-dancer Kaitlyn Jenkins (TV: "Bunheads") is 21.
On April 10, 1963, the submarine USS Thresher sank during deep-diving tests east of Cape Cod, Mass. The disaster claimed 129 lives.
In 1866, the SPCA was incorporated.
In 1912, the Titanic set sail from Southampton, England, on its ill-fated maiden voyage.
Lisa Vanderpump gets the boot on 'Dancing with the Stars'
Reality TV personality Lisa Vanderpump was eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" last night. She performed Monday while battling a viral infection. She tied for the lowest score. She said, “It's been six long weeks, I have to say. Boy, has it taken its toll.”
The Voice Coaches Finalize Their Teams
The battle lines are officially drawn. The Voice's coaches finalized their teams of 12 singers last night during the final night of blind auditions. The musicians who advanced now begin working with their coaches and will enter the battle rounds next week.
White House celebrates the sounds of Memphis soul
The White House last night hosted its latest “In Performance at the White House” series, featuring Memphis soul. A variety of soul, blues and R&B artists performed for the first family. It airs next Tuesday on PBS. Al Green had to cancel due to a back injury.
MTV cancels “Buckwild” after death, arrests
MTV is pulling the plug on "Buckwild." The reality series was rocked 8 days ago by the death of cast member Shain Gandee, as well as the arrests of 2 cast members. The show followed the lives of young people in a rural West Virginia town. 4 episodes of Season 2 will not air.
Lohan tells Letterman rehab is a 'blessing,' going in May 2
Lindsay Lohan spoke with David Letterman last night. He pressed her about her upcoming rehab stint. She refused to answer uncomfortable questions, but said she wants to be healthy & focus on her work. She added she looks at rehab as "a blessing and not a curse."
Lindsay Lohan to do rehab at outpatient facility in New York
Lindsay Lohan will do rehab at Seafield Center in Westhampton Beach, NY. It has 24-hour staff guarding the doors, as well as surveillance cameras. If she tries to leave, she’ll be put in jail. The cost is $4025 a week, or $51,750 for 90 days. No tobacco, no cell phone.
NBC talking to Alec Baldwin about taking over “Last Call”
NBC is talking to former “30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin about his own late night show. Word is, Carson Daly is ready to move on from “Last Call.” Daly is hosting "The Voice" in prime time. SNL’s Seth Meyers is expected to be named the new host of “Late Night.”
Mel B booed by AGT audience for reaction to “racist” joke
At a taping of auditions for "America's Got Talent" in NYC, a comedian told a joke about how black taxi drivers are more entertaining than other taxi drivers. Mel B buzzed him, saying she was offended. The audience & judges disagreed, booing Mel for hitting the red button.
Treasury: Beyonce, Jay-Z Cuba trip licensed
U.S. Treasury officials say the trip by Beyonce and Jay-Z to Cuba was licensed as “an educational exchange.” Congressional representatives questioned the reason for the trip. They marked their 5th anniversary in Havana. It’s illegal for U.S. citizens to tour Cuba.
Katy Perry Selling Marital Home
Katy Perry is placing the Los Angeles home she bought with Russell Brand on the market. The gated estate in the Hollywood Hills can be yours, for $6.9 million. They bought it for $6.5 million in June 2011. Katy is single again after her recent split from singer John Mayer.
Jon Bon Jovi's Apartment on the Market -- For $42 Million
Jon Bon Jovi has put his duplex in Soho on the market for $42 million. Jon and his wife, Dorothea, purchased the property for $24 million in 2007. The listing describes the penthouse as "massive" with "panoramic views." Bon Jovi is currently on tour.
Kardashian mom on witness list in divorce case
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are due in court Friday to try to reach an agreement. He wants and annulment, she wants a divorce. They were married 72 days. The trial starts May 6. Mom Kris Jenner is on Kim’s witness list, her sisters & Kanye West are not.
LL Cool J Proud Of Controversial Accidental Racist Track
Rapper LL Cool J is unfazed by the backlash sparked by his controversial Brad Paisley duet “Accidental Racist.” The track is about modern-day racial tensions in the U.S. Critics accuse the 2 of trivializing the legacy of slavery. LL Cool J said he is pleased it has fans talking.
In 1960, Elvis Presley recorded "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" in Nashville for RCA Victor.
On April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was shot to death as he stood on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn.
40 years ago today in 1973, the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center were officially dedicated. They were destroyed in the terrorist attack of Sept. 11, 2001.
Leno to leave NBC's 'Tonight Show' next spring
NBC on Wednesday confirmed Jimmy Fallon will be taking over The Tonight Show, which will move to New York. The switch will coincide with NBC's coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Seth Meyers of "Saturday Night Live" is a strong candidate to replace Fallon.
Letterman’s mom: You missed out again?
David Letterman last night jokingly said he got a call from his mom, complaining he didn’t get The Tonight Show gig again. He congratulated Jay Leno on a long run on the NBC show & wished him well. His Top Ten list was devoted to Leno.
Classic rock night: injuries and a fashion theft plague 'American Idol's' girls
It was a tough night for the girls on “American Idol.” Kree Harrison had to perform with a pinched nerve. Candice Glover broke her toe. Janelle Arthur had her boots stolen. Angie Miller had to sing a duet with Lazaro, who forgot the lyrics. Carrie Underwood sings tonight.
Sheryl Crow Stages Show To Raise Funds For Cancer Pal
Sheryl Crow took to the stage in her native Missouri last night to raise funds for a friend battling cancer. She sang several of her hit tracks, and took to Twitter to thank fans for supporting the fundraiser. Her friend Drew Lewis has stage 4 colon cancer.
Diddy's home targeted in prank
Diddy has become the latest celebrity victim of ''swatting.'' Police swarmed his Los Angeles home Wednesday after they received a phone-call informing them someone had been shot there. Officers determined it was a hoax, and are looking for who made the call.
Thrift Shop Snags Another Week At Number One
Rap duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' catchy hit Thrift Shop has notched up its sixth non-consecutive week atop the U.S. pop charts. Bruno Mars jumps up to 2nd place with When I Was Your Man, with Justin Timberlake's Suit & Tie at three.
Timberlake's '20/20' tops album chart
Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" is No. 1 on the album chart for a second week. Coming in at No. 2 is Lil Wayne's "I Am Not a Human Being II," followed by Blake Shelton's "Based On a True Story" at No. 3. OneRepublic's "Native" is at No. 4.
Fire forces “Couples Therapy” cast outside
The cast of VH1 reality show "Couples Therapy" was evacuated from their house Wednesday afternoon after a fire broke out in one of the rooms. The crew extinguished the flames. No one was injured. A production light had burned a couch. Production resumes today.
MTV: Crew wasn't with 'BUCKWILD' star when he died
MTV production crews were not with a young star of the reality show "BUCKWILD" when he died over Easter weekend. Shain Gandee was found dead Monday in his SUV in a mud pit, along with 2 passengers. His funeral is Sunday. All 3 died of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Fergie Visits Charity School In Brazil
Pregnant pop star Fergie paid a special visit Wednesday to a community school in Brazil. She met with students and posed for photos. She is in Brazil to help promote fashion label Hugo Boss at a special event, and attend an Inspiration Gala for AIDS Research tomorrow.
Gloria Estefan Returns to Sony, Will Release 'Standards' Album in Fall
Gloria Estefan has returned to her longtime label, Sony Music, for a multi-album agreement. It begins with the release of her upcoming English-language album, "The Standards," due out this Fall. She spent 30 years in Sony, then left in 2011 to join Verve and Universal.
Richie Sambora quits tour over “personal matter”
Richie Sambora allegedly quit Bon Jovi's world tour because of tensions between him and frontman Jon Bon Jovi. He left the tour over “a personal matter.” The band hopes he’s back for their date in Los Angeles April 19. In 2011, Richie was left out of dates to attend rehab.
'America's Got Talent' moving to Radio City Music Hall
"America's Got Talent" is moving from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark to Radio City Music. Mel B and Heidi Klum are joining Howie Mandel and Howard Stern as new judges. Nick Cannon is to return as host. The show taped in Los Angeles its first 6 seasons.
Kim Kardashian to skip first day of divorce trial
Kim Kardashian has a commitment for an appearance in NYC for her perfume line on May 6. That’s the opening day of her courtroom face-off with Kris Humphries. She doesn’t have to be there: Kris has the burden of proving fraud, so he's first up in calling witnesses.
'Glee' star Heather Morris is pregnant
Heather Morris, a cast member of the Ohio high school-set TV series "Glee," is pregnant with her first child. Morris, who is 26, has been dating Taylor Hubbell since high school. She is currently at 3 months. She plays ditzy cheerleader Brittany.
April Fools' Day was first recognized in France around 1564. But it goes farther back: in ancient Rome, the abbot or bishop was replaced for a day by a common monk, who would order his superiors to do the most menial or ridiculous tasks. (Chase’s Calendar of Events)
On this date in 1963 (50 years ago) the daytime drama "General Hospital" premiered on ABC-TV.
On this date in 1984, recording star Marvin Gaye was shot to death by his father the day before his 45th birthday. The elder Gay pleaded guilty and received probation.
On this date in 1976, Apple Computer was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne.
'G.I. Joe' commands No. 1 at box office with $41M
After a 9-month delay, "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" deployed to the top spot at the box office. It took in $41 million this weekend. It made $80 million internationally. "The Croods" slipped to 2nd with $26 million, followed by "Tyler Perry's Temptation" at No. 3 with $22 million.
Glee's Monteith heads back to rehab for second time
Glee" star Cory Monteith is heading back to rehab. His rep confirmed last night the actor has "voluntarily admitted himself to a treatment facility for substance addiction.” He is 30, and was last in rehab for addiction in 2001 at age 19. He dates his co-star, Lea Michele.
Paris Hilton slips into pink bunny costume at Playboy mansion
Paris Hilton arrived back home in L.A. Sunday. She then headed to the Playboy mansion for an evening before the cameras…in a stunning pink bunny suit. She uploaded pics to Instagram with Hugh Hefner and Snoop Lion. She is 32.
Record producer Phil Ramone, winner of 14 Grammys, dies at 79
Record producer and engineer Phil Ramone died Saturday in Manhattan. He was 79. He had a reputation as an expert craftsman and trusted artists’ confidant. He won 14 Grammy awards. His clients included Quincy Jones, Billy Joel, Aretha Franklin and Frank Sinatra.
Lindsay Lohan enjoying freedom in NYC…for now
It's been two weeks since Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to 90 days in lockdown rehab. The problem: there is no lockdown rehab facility in New York. Options are regular rehab, or jail. Prosecutors are discussing what to do, but it may go back before the judge for sentencing.
Lindsay Lohan plans new album and 'Letterman' appearance
Lindsay Lohan is being booked for an April appearance on David Letterman. His staff is hiding anything valuable after wardrobe disappeared from the set of “Anger Management.” She told an interviewer in Brazil she’s recording another album in New York (after 7 years.)
Kiss frontman Gene Simmons made a surprise appearance at the Sioux Falls Boys & Girls Clubs benefit concert Saturday. He spoke of music's power to positively shape children's lives. He said music is empowering: “Anything that gets them off the street is a good thing."
Justin Bieber's monkey quarantined in Germany
Justin Bieber had to leave a monkey in quarantine after landing in Germany last Thursday. He did not have the necessary papers for the animal. He performed in Munich Thursday night, then headed to Vienna. He did not mention what happened to the monkey.
Alec Baldwin Enjoys Surprise Birthday Party
Actor Alec Baldwin had double the reason to celebrate on Easter Sunday…his wife threw him an early birthday party. The former 30 Rock star turns 55 on Wednesday. Pregnant partner Hilaria organized the early surprise for him. He uploaded a picture to Twitter.
Michael Buble To Swap Music For Movies
Michael Buble is planning to put his singing career on hold so he can launch himself as a Hollywood actor. He once appeared as an extra in an episode of The X-Files. He says he’d like to take a break from music to give acting a try. He’s also preparing for fatherhood.
Wiz Khalifa sues promoter for canceled concert
Wiz Khalifa claims a promoter booked the rapper to perform at George Mason University and pulled the plug at the last minute. He says his reputation has been damaged, so he’s suing for $1 million. The promoter says no contract was signed, & ticket sales were too low.
Donald Trump Files Lawsuit Against Alleged Cybersquatter
Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit against a New York City resident over a cybersquatting dispute. The cybersquatter owned 4 web domains, all containing disparaging remarks about Trump and his shows. Trump won the rights to the sights, & is suing for $400,000 damages.
Simon Fuller Settles Lawsuit Over The X Factor
American Idol creator Simon Fuller has settled his copyright lawsuit against producers of The X Factor. The series was similar to the Idol franchise he created in both America and the U.K. Both parties have reached an undisclosed agreement and the case was dismissed.
Stephen Baldwin ordered to pay back taxes
A New York court has ordered actor Stephen Baldwin to pay $300,000 in back taxes from 2008-10. He was arrested in December for failing to file income tax returns for three years. The court waived the interest and penalties. He must pay the back taxes within 5 years.
Actress Debbie Reynolds is 81. Actress Ali MacGraw (Love Story) is 75. Rhythm-and-blues singer Rudolph Isley is 74. Reggae singer Jimmy Cliff is 65. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is 63. Rock musician Billy Currie (Ultravox) is 63. Actress Annette O'Toole is 61. Movie director Barry Sonnenfeld is 60. Singer Susan Boyle (TV: "Britain's Got Talent") is 52. Country singer Woody Lee is 45. Actress Jessica Collins is 42. Rapper-actor Method Man is 42. Movie directors Albert and Allen Hughes are 41. Political commentator Rachel Maddow is 40. Tennis player Magdalena Maleeva is 38. Actor David Oyelowo is 37. Singer Bijou Phillips is 33. Actor Sam Huntington is 31. Actor Matt Lanter is 30. Actor Josh Zuckerman is 28. Country singer Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum) is 27.