TGIF! We made it to the freakin' weekend ... and here's what's happening in Hollywood:
We often hear about actors in Hollywood going to rehab for alcohol addiction. Maybe they are addicted to cocaine - or sleeping pills - some are even addicted to the S-E-X.
Well ... super talented actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman just revealed he completed 10 days in rehab for an addiction to HEROIN!!!! WHAT?! Isn't that cray-cray? He said he is clean & sober now. 10 days & he quit the smack? Pretty impressive.
So what do you do when you start sleeping with your MARRIED co-star, cheat on your husband & ruin 2 marriages? You write a TV show about it!!! DUH!! Country star Leann Rimes & her 2nd husband Eddie Cibrian have written a TV show based on what they call "our reality". Ummm ... that's a homewrecking reality. HA! And even weirder ... Leann & Eddie will play themselves in the show. What the what?!
One and D-O-N-E! Mariah Carey & Nikki Minaj are NOT returning as judges on 'American Idol'. Both divas have bowed out after 1 season. And both say it's because they are "focusing on their music". Mariah was paid around $20 million dollars for her work on the show - Nikki made about $9 million. Rumor has it producers want to get ride of Keith Urban too & bring back Jennifer Lopez along with 2 former Idol winners.
Actress Amanda Bynes has ignited another Twitter war - this time telling gossip blogger Perez Hilton to go to you know where. She also lashed out against NSYNC boy bander Lance Bass. Amanda was recently caught on camera wandering through traffic in Buffalo, NY. Not only is it scary because she is roaming through traffic ... she claims to NOT be Amanda Bynes & NOT be in Buffalo. This is sad...she needs help ASAP!!!
Oprah addressed graduates yesterday at Harvard University ... she spoke about gun control & immigration ... gave life advice & in true Oprah fashion screamed "OMG! I'm at Harvaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaard"!!!! Do you remember who spoke at your commencement speech?
Congrats to former 'American Idol' contestants Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo - they are tying the knot on Saturday. While they both appeared on Idol, they didn't fall in love until starring alongside each other on Broadway. Ace proposed on the Season Finale of Idol in 2012. Over 200 guests will attend - including Paula Abdul!! Remember Ace Young?! That hair! Those eyes! His voice! He is HUNKY!!!!
Justin Bieber is in hot water AGAIN!!! And guess what ... it's for his fast driving! But this time - Beebs wasn't behind the wheel. His Ferrari was pulled over in LA last night for speeding - and when the window rolled down - cops found rapper Lil'Twist behind the wheel. He was let go with a (Lil') warning - but LAPD are still investigating 3 claims of JB speeding thru his neighborhood over the holiday weekend.
Speaking of JB - a 25 year old woman is claiming HE is HER ... BABY DADDY! She says they had a 1 night stand on February 4th 2010 and she got preggers. He was 15 at the time - and 9 months later she popped out a Baby Beiber. His publicist deny the accusations. I wonder what Selena Gomez will say about this? Hmmmm....
After 14 years of marriage - and a 3 year separation - the divorce between Courtney Cox Arquette and David Arquette is official. What took so long?! Geez. They have a 10 year old daughter together named Coco & claim despite the divorce ... they are "the best of friends" ... cause aren't we all BFF's with our ex's?! Only in LA...
Last night on NBC - it was an incredible night of music & support to raise money for the victims of the horrible Oklahoma tornados. Country superstar Blake Shelton organized the event. He & his wife Miranda Lambert live in Oklahoma - and hoped to raise over $1 Million for the victims. Usher, Carrie Underwood & Trisha Yearwood made appearances during the broadcast.
Do you remember who spoke at your college graduation? Maybe it was the Dean of Students, a doctor or someone from NASA? Well Harvard University has one upped all of us ... they got OPRAH to speak at their graduation. Shut the front door!!! I KNOW! I would trade a diploma for a pic with Oprah anyday. Then again ... I would need to be accepted to Harvard 1st. A girl can dream ... and dream ... and dream ...
Actress (if you can call her that!) Amanda Bynes is in trouble again! She is now claiming she will sue the website TMZ for posting 'fake pictures' of her broken bong. Last week AB landed in jail for throwing her bong out of a 36th floor NYC apartment window. TMZ claims they have pics of the broken bong - but Amanda says it was a Circo bottle. OH GREAT! Not drugs, just the liqour. The lesser of the 2 evils. HA!
And another young star is in hot water today. Justin Bieber is under investiagtion by the LA Sheriff's Department for driving his Ferrari at uber high speeds through his neighborhood. 3 911 calls were placed over Memorial Day weekend with neighbors saying Justin was racing up & down neighbrhood streets. 1 neighbor even tried confrotning JB, but he ran inside. Justin denies the allegations. Where is his mother? Come on Justin. Grow Up!!!
My most favorite Real Housewife has got a lot of explaining to do ... Lisa Vanderpump who stars on Bravo's 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' also owns a really famous Beverly Hills restuarant called Villa Blanca. It's on the show all the time! Imagine white table cloths...caviar & champagne. The place is very 'shee-shee'. Well recently a lady dined at Villa Blanca and found CHUNKS of cardboard in her salad. WHAT THE WHAAAAAAAAAT?! For real. Chunks of cardboard. And this wasn't the 1st complaint. The LA Health Department is taking the reports seriously & investigationg the claims. YUCK!
Congrats to POINT artist Kelly Clarkson...she has confirmed she will marry her fiance October 20th in Nashville. No word on who will design her dress - but she says it will be "the best day of her life". I am so happy for her! And it gets better ... country superstar Blake Shelton will officiate the ceremony. I wonder if he can make it through the service without dropping an F Bomb. HA!
Not surprised here .... POINT artist Adam Levine has a new girlfriend. And guess what? She's a swimsuit model. YOU DON'T SAY! Adam is dating a 21 year old bikini model named Nina Agdal. For the record - Adam is 34. And his previous 3 girlfriends were ALL models! Think he ever see's himself dating a 29 year old Radio DJ? Married with a kid. And a dog. HEY! A girl can dream ...
Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth have been the "IT" couple in LA for some time now ... but it looks like all the rumors about them splitting could be TRUE! I am hearing reports that they have called off their wedding once and for all. However - Miley has been seen wearing her engagement ring to Red Carpet events. Neither side has been seen together in weeks - and it is rumored Liam cheated on Miley & that's the reason the relationship started to go South. 'll have more tomorrow morning!
The movie industry enjoyed its most robust Memorial Day weekend ever at the box office, taking in $316 million. "Fast & Furious 6" debuted at No. 1 with $120 million. "The Hangover Part III" earned $51 million, followed by "Star Trek: Into Darkness" with $47M.
Bradley Cooper says there won't be a fourth 'Hangover' movie
Bradley Cooper says there won’t be a 4th ‘Hangover’ movie. At a Las Vegas news conference, he said the 3rd movie ties up everything and closes out the franchise. None of the cast is interested in doing another. Hangover III earned $51 million over the weekend.
Lesbian Love Story Wins Top Prize At Cannes
Lesbian romance 'Blue Is The Warmest Color' scooped the top award at the Cannes Film Festival. The French film was the early favorite. It’s a graphic love story between a schoolgirl & an older woman. The judging panel included Steven Spielberg & Nicole Kidman.
The Bachelorette: the guys get a clear warning from Desiree
Season 9 of ‘The Bachelorette’ premiered last night. Another guy was kicked out of the house before the first rose ceremony. Jonathan wanted her to join him in the fantasy suite. He was booted. She told the 19 men, “treat me like a lady, or I’ll cut your balls off!”
(Spoiler Note: “Reality Steve” claims Desiree became engaged to Brooks Forester May 8)
Paul McCartney leaves guitar pick on 1st visit to Graceland
Paul McCartney dropped a personal guitar pick on Elvis Presley's grave and said it was "so Elvis can play in heaven." The lifelong Elvis fan toured Graceland, the Memphis mansion, on Sunday. He was in Memphis for a show on the North American leg of his "Out There" tour.
Angelina Jolie’s aunt dies of breast cancer
Angelina Jolie’s aunt died Sunday from breast cancer. Debbie Martin died at age 61 in a hospital near San Diego. She was the younger sister of Jolie's mother, Marcheline Bertrand, who died from ovarian cancer in 2007. Angelina recently underwent a double mastectomy.
Other driver in Chris Brown accident last week refusing to settle
Chris Brown says he did nothing wrong when he was involved in a minor fender bender last week. He gave the driver of a Mercedes all the correct information. His lawyer has tried to contact her. She keeps hanging up. So far, police have not gotten involved.
Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran are dating again
Chris Brown has reconciled with ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran, and they are living together at his Hollywood Hills home. Tran is keeping her own apartment, but has already moved most of her belongings to his house. Chris and Rihanna broke up again a few weeks ago.
Did she or didn’t she? Amanda Bynes Twitter account filled with hate messages
Amanda Bynes has been a busy girl. She’s been online all weekend, writing damning tweets about the police, her building supervisor, and to Rihanna. Yesterday, she claimed someone else posted the messages. She also wrote she plans to become a singer/rapper.
Tom Cruise drops out of Man From U.N.C.L.E
Tom Cruise has dropped out of 'Man From U.N.C.L.E'. He wants to focus on producing and starring in 'Mission: Impossible 5.' He will reprise his role as secret agent Ethan Hunt, but the plot is being kept quiet. The action franchise first hit screens in 1996.
Affleck gets honorary doctorate from Brown
Ben Affleck received one of six honorary doctorate degrees from Brown University. He received a doctor of fine arts degree. He directed, produced and starred in "Argo," which won an Oscar for Best Picture. The university conferred more than 2,400 degrees Sunday.
Matthew Morrison wants Elton John in Glee
Matthew Morrison wants Elton John to guest star in 'Glee'. He suggests Elton would be perfect playing the boyfriend of coach Sue Sylvester, portrayed by Jane Lynch. Topping his guest wish-list: Harrison Ford, his favorite actor.
Kelly Rowland Halts Show During Emotional New Song
Kelly Rowland broke down in tears during a concert in Washington D.C. on Sunday. She was singing ‘Dirty Laundry,’ about a past abusive relationship. Fans chanted her name, and she resumed to complete the song. Afterward, she told the crowd "I am so grateful for that."
Robert Pattinson and Katy Perry enjoy Santa Barbara trip
Robert Pattinson and Katy Perry enjoyed a trip to Santa Barbara together over the weekend. That is her hometown. Guests at a wedding rehearsal spotted them sitting together nearby. They talked, with no display of affection.
Rick Springfield to write 'spiritual' novel
Rick Springfield is writing a novel and no, it's not about Jessie's girl. ‘Magnificent Vibration’ is about a man who finds a phone connection to God in a self-help book. It will be out next May. It's Springfield's second book -- he wrote a tell-all autobiography in 2010. He is 63.
Founders of Blackstreet to head to court over name
Teddy Riley and Chauncey Black of Blackstreet continue their differences over use of the name. Chauncey has decided to let a court settle it. Teddy’s trademark expired, so Chauncey took it over. Teddy has been performing with another band using the same name.
Barbara Eden Still Stunning in I Dream of Jeannie Costume
Master, she's back! Barbara Eden donned her iconic ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ costume Friday at the Life Ball in Vienna. The classic TV genie even performed her signature nod and wink. She is 78. She was joined onstage by President Bill Clinton, who couldn't stop smiling.
Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is 69. Singer Gladys Knight is 69. Actress-director Sondra Locke is 69. Singer Billy Vera is 69. Singer John Fogerty is 68. Actress Christa Miller is 49. Singer-musician Chris Ballew (Presidents of the USA) is 48. Rapper Chubb Rock is 45. Singer Kylie Minogue (KY'-lee mihn-OHG') is 45. Actor Justin Kirk is 44. Television personality Elisabeth Hasselbeck ("The View") is 36. Actor Jesse Bradford is 34. Actress Monica Keena is 34. Pop singer Colbie Caillat (kal-LAY') is 28. Actress Carey Mulligan is 28. Actor Joseph Cross is 27.
In 1992, after a reign lasting nearly 30 years, Johnny Carson hosted NBC's "Tonight Show" for the last time.
In 1967, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” premiered on PBS with host Fred Rogers.
In 1913, the American Cancer Society was founded in New York by a group of doctors and business leaders.
Kellie Pickler named new `Dancing' champ
Kellie Pickler won "Dancing With the Stars’" mirror ball trophy. Her partner was Derek Hough. Teen Disney Channel star Zendaya was second, and football pro Jacoby Jones third. The next season of "Dancing With the Stars" will air one night a week instead of two.
DWTS’ Val recovering from Zendaya’s bash above his eye
DWTS fans winced at blood dripping down fan-favorite Val’s face. Zendaya accidentally elbowed him above the eye in rehearsals. He needed 14 stitches. The accident happened an hour before show time Monday night. He said he’s fine, and there are no hard feelings.
‘The Voice’ down to final 8, Blake and Miranda remember tornado victims
On ‘The Voice’ last night: Blake Shelton and wife Miranda Lambert sang ‘Over You’ in honor of the tornado victims in his home state. Kris Thomas and Josiah Hawley were eliminated. Blake & Adam each have 3 singers left, Shakira and Usher have 1 each.
Blake Shelton Organizing NBC Benefit Concert for Tornado Victims
Blake Shelton and NBC are organizing a benefit concert for the victims of the Oklahoma tornado. He’s encouraging all music artists to get involved. The concert will be televised. Next week, Shelton performs on ‘The Voice’ with new label-mate Sheryl Crowe.
PTC Blasts Ke$ha For Drinking Pee on MTV Series
The Parents Television Council is blasting Ke$hia for drinking her own urine on last night’s "Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life" on MTV. They called it “disgusting, vile content." The PTC wants lawmakers to force cable operators to offer channels a la carte instead of bundled.
A ‘Friends’ mini-reunion on today’s “Ellen”
‘Friends’ fans were excited at rumors that a reunion series was in the works. It’s not happening. But Jennifer Aniston co-hosts on ‘Ellen’ today. She appears in a hilarious ‘Friends’ skit with Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry and Ellen’s partner Portia DeRosi.
Chris Brown in another accident
Chris Brown ran into the back of a black Mercedes in Beverly Hills Tuesday. He and on-again girlfriend Karrueche Tran were on their way to a studio. No one was hurt. He gave the other driver his insurance information, then left. In February, he crashed his Porsche into a wall.
Aretha Franklin taking June off, postponing shows
Aretha Franklin is taking off the month of June. She will reschedule two shows and resume her touring schedule in July. She is undergoing medical treatment, but her publicist did not specify what type of treatment. She appeared on "American Idol" last week via satellite.
Jesse James Accidentally Chops Off Finger
Sandra Bullock's ex-husband Jesse James chopped off the tip of his little finger after an accident in his Dallas car workshop. His glove got caught in a machine. He posted a photo on Instagram. Doctors could not reattach it. He will undergo surgery to seal the wound.
Lindsay Lohan sued for $5M over 'drug addled image'
Lindsay Lohan's legal problems are nowhere near over. A new lawsuit has been filed by a clothing company that produced her line of leggings. She filed suit against the company in January. The company claims customers canceled orders in droves due to her behavior.
Hospitalized George Michael 'making good progress'
George Michael remains hospitalized in London after sustaining head injuries in a car incident last Thursday. He was a passenger in a Range Rover and fell out at high speed. He was airlifted to a trauma center. Police have talked to the driver & want to question George.
Nick Jonas, Giuliana Rancic to host Miss USA
Donald Trump's Miss USA pageant will be hosted by a Jonas brother and an E! News personality. Nick Jonas and Giuliana Rancic will host the June 16 pageant in Las Vegas. The winner goes on to compete in the Miss Universe pageant. Rancic also hosted last year.
Kim Kardashian reaches out to Reggie Bush
Kim Kardashian congratulated her ex-boyfriend on the birth of his first daughter. Reggie Bush and fiancé Lilit Avagyan welcomed a baby girl, Briseis, earlier this month. Kim sent Reggie a congratulatory message. She is 8 months pregnant. He also wishes her well.
Adam Levine Turned His Back On Drugs After Bad Experience
Adam Levine swore off drugs early in his career after a strange experience on Ambien. He & bandmate James Valentine mistook the sedatives for stimulants. The drug knocked them out cold while waiting for dinner at a Denny’s. They woke up an hour later, paid and left.
Justin Bieber making house guests sign party waiver
Anyone attending a function inside Justin Bieber’s home in Calabasas, California must sign a waiver. They can’t talk about anything they see or hear after leaving. That includes on social media. If they violate the waiver, Justin’s lawyers will sue for $5 million.
Heavy D’s estate to pass down to his daughter
All of Heavy D's estate will go to the late rapper's 13-year-old daughter. His brother Floyd has filed court docs to manage Heavy's estate via an old will. The family supports him. She will receive his earnings & properties upon legal age. Heavy died in Nov. 2011 at age 44.
Disney Channel pulls 'Jessie' episode
A recent episode of Disney Channel's comedy "Jessie" has been removed from airing. It became embroiled in controversy after a character was bullied over his gluten intolerance. Jokes were made over the character's condition. Fans told Disney the show was offensive.
Rapper Chief Keef arrested at hotel near Atlanta
Rapper Chief Keef, whose name is Keith Cozart, was arrested in suburban Atlanta & charged with disorderly conduct. Police responded to a hotel on a complaint of marijuana wafting from a room. The Chicago native is 17. He has a prior weapons probation conviction.
Songwriter Bernie Taupin is 63. Singer Morrissey is 54. Actress Ann Cusack is 52. Musician Dana Williams (Diamond Rio) is 52. Rock musician Jesse Valenzuela is 51. Actor Mark Christopher Lawrence is 49. Rhythm-and-blues singer Johnny Gill (New Edition) is 47. Rock musician Dan Roberts (Crash Test Dummies) is 46. Actress Brooke Smith is 46. Model Naomi Campbell is 43. Actress Alison Eastwood is 41. Singer Donell Jones is 40. Actor Sean Gunn is 39. Actress A.J. Langer is 39. Actress Ginnifer Goodwin is 35. Actress Maggie Q is 34. Olympic gold-medal speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno is 31.
Ten years ago today: Ruben Studdard edged Clay Aiken to win the second "American Idol" competition on Fox. Five years ago, David Cook won "American Idol" in a landslide over David Archuleta.
Mike & Molly Finale Scrapped After Tornado Tragedy
CBS pulled the tornado-themed season finale of Mike & Molly last night after tornadoes devastated Oklahoma. The last episode of season 3 featured the storyline of a tornado hitting Chicago. A repeat was aired in its place. No word yet on when the finale will air.
Toby Keith says Okla. hometown is 'strong'
Country music performer Toby Keith grew up in the town near Oklahoma City hit Monday by a devastating tornado. His name is on the Moore water tower. Rescuers are still working to pull people from the rubble. Keith says Moore "is strong and will persevere."
'Dancing' finals: Zendaya rules
The final four on DWTS were tasked with three rounds of dancing last night. The lineup from best to worst: Zendaya, Kellie, Aly and Jacoby. Tonight’s 2-hour finale will include one last "instant" dance. Scores will be added to the public vote to determine a winner.
Seth MacFarlane won't return as 2014 Oscar host
Seth MacFarlane is too busy to host the Oscars in 2014. He said on Twitter he "tried to make it work schedule-wise, but I need sleep." This year's Oscar show earned high ratings among coveted younger viewers. He suggested actor Joaquin Phoenix host the next show.
Simon surrounded by ladies on X Factor
Auditions for ‘The X Factor’ begin today in Charleston S.C. Contestants will be greeted by a revamped panel of 3 women and 1 man: Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland, Latina pop star Paulina Rubio, and Simon Cowell. The X Factor returns in the fall on Fox.
Beyonce's 'Grown Woman' leaks online…sort of
It’s being called a leak, but it was clearly done on purpose. Beyonce’s "Grown Woman" has appeared online. She performs it on her Mrs. Carter World Tour. It was also in her Pepsi commercial. The song is produced by Timbaland & is likely from her still untitled 5th album.
Kate Middleton open to C-section, Prince William will witness the birth
Kate Middleton is open to having a C-section and is leaving all decisions to the royal physicians overseeing her pregnancy. She is due to give birth by mid-July. Prince William will witness the birth of their first child. An official announcement will come via Twitter.
Barbara Walters' Daughter Arrested For Dui
Barbara Walters' adopted daughter was arrested over the weekend for DUI. 44-year-old Jacqueline Danforth was booked in Florida Sunday after police pulled her over near Naples. She was released on $1,000 bond. Barbara and ex-husband Lee Guber adopted her in 1968.
Lindsay Lohan struggling in rehab
Lindsay Lohan is said to be struggling with her latest stint in rehab. She is at the Betty Ford Clinic in California. Friends worry she is lacking ''energy'' since her Adderall was taken away. Her counselors say Lindsay has to accept the rehabilitation process to benefit from it.
Catherine Zeta-Jones Returns Home from Treatment
Catherine-Zeta-Jones has completed her ongoing treatment for Bipolar II disorder. She is expected to return home today. She entered treatment for the second time in April. Her husband, Michael Douglas, is promoting his HBO film about the life of piano star Liberace.
Cee-Lo Green to Release Three Projects
Cee-Lo Green has a busy year ahead. Besides returning to The Voice for season five, he will also release 3 projects: a new Goodie Album will be out August 27, a new Cee-Lo album, and a new Gnarls Barkley album. He hopes to tour in support of all three projects.
Kerry Washington Awarded A Doctorate From Alma Mater
Actress Kerry Washington can add 'doctor' to her name. She received an honorary degree from her alma mater in Washington, D.C. on Sunday. She graduated from George Washington University in 1998. She was the commencement speaker last Sunday.
Justin Bieber Partners With Child Hunger Ends Here Campaign
Justin Bieber thrilled young fans at a Las Vegas primary school on Friday. He made a surprise visit to announce his partnership with the ‘Child Hunger Ends Here’ campaign. He was in town for the Billboard Awards. He made food & clothing donations to needy students.
Brooke Mueller's drug abuse under investigation
Brooke Mueller's drug abuse history will be given to child protective services. A hearing is scheduled June 4 to determine custody of her twin sons with ex-husband Charlie Sheen. Currently, Denise Richards has them. Brooke is in rehab for the 20th time. She is 35.
Sugar's Departure Is Bittersweet For Glee
Actress Vanessa Lengies, who plays Sugar Motta in Glee, is leaving after landing a role on new sitcom Mixology. Her new show debuts next year. She is hoping to give her Glee character a proper send-off, revealing “Sugar was a visitor from the future."
Founding member of The Doors dies at 74
Ray Manzarek, a founding member of the 1960s rock group The Doors, has died. He was 74. He died Monday in Rosenheim, Germany, surrounded by his family. He suffered from bile duct cancer. Lead singer Jim Morrison died in 1971. The Doors released just 6 albums.
Rhythm-and-blues singer Ron Isley (The Isley Brothers) is 72. Actor Richard Hatch is 68. Singer Leo Sayer is 65. Actress Carol Potter is 65. Actor Mr. T is 61. Actor Judge Reinhold is 56. Actor-director Nick Cassavetes is 54. Actor Brent Briscoe is 52. Actress Lisa Edelstein is 47.Rock singer-musician Mikel Jollett (Airborne Toxic Event) is 39. Rapper Havoc (Mobb Deep) is 39. Actress Ashlie Brillault is 26. Actor Scott Leavenworth is 23. Actress Sarah Ramos is 22.
20 years ago today in 1993, 93 million people tuned in for the final episode of "Cheers."
The DWTS finale is tonight and tomorrow. The finalists: Kellie Pickler, Aly Raisman, Zendaya, and Jacoby Jones. 59% of TVGuide.com voters pick Kellie to win.
Taylor Swift wins 8 trophies at Billboard Awards
Taylor Swift won eight Billboard Awards, including top artist and top album for "Red." Gotye and Rihanna got 4 awards each. Justin Bieber won 3, including top male artist. Nicki Minaj was top rap artist, Madonna top touring artist, & Prince was presented the icon award.
Miguel Lands on Fans in Dramatic Jump
Miguel launched a new viral video at the Billboard Music Awards. During his performance of "Adorn," he miscalculated a long-jump from the stage and landed on two fans. One needed treatment for an arm injury. He apologized, saying he "got caught up in the moment.”
'Trek' does $70M but falls short of studio hopes
"Star Trek: Into Darkness" warped its way to a $70 million domestic launch. The "Star Trek" sequel bumped "Iron Man 3" down to second place with $35 million. “The Great "Gatsby" held up well at No. 3 with $23 million. “Pain & Gain” & “The Croods” rounded out the top 5.
Trace Adkins wins 'All-Star Celebrity Apprentice'
Singer Trace Adkins won the all-stars edition of "Celebrity Apprentice" last night. Donald Trump declared Adkins the winner at the end of the show's 2-hour season finale. Adkins beat out magician Penn Jillette for the honor.
Ke$ha show in Portsmouth postponed until August
Ke$ha has rescheduled her concert at nTelos Wireless Pavilion because of a scheduling conflict. She was scheduled to perform in Portsmouth May 29. Tickets will be honored Aug. 28. Refunds are also available at the point of purchase.
Kelly Rowland to join X Factor USA today
Kelly Rowland and Mexican superstar Paulina Rubio are expected to be announced as the new judges for ‘X Factor’ today. Kelly was a judge on 'The X Factor UK’ in 2011. Paulina coached for 'The Voice' in Mexico. “X Factor” auditions start tomorrow in Charleston.
Pattinson, Stewart break up for second time
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have broken up again after 3 years of on-and-off dating. The couple broke up after Pattinson bailed on his 27th birthday plans, which Stewart had arranged. Last July, she was caught up in a cheating scandal with her movie director.
Kanye West debuts new music on 'SNL'
Kanye West gave a pair of memorable performances during the SNL season finale. He unveiled two singles from his upcoming album ‘Yeezus’… ‘Black Skinhead’ and ‘New Slaves.’ Girlfriend Kim Kardashian posted a photo on Instagram showing the album artwork.
Leader of Toots and the Maytals injured at concert
The leader of reggae band Toots and the Maytals was injured when a man threw a bottle during a Saturday night outdoor concert in Richmond. The 19-year-old man was arrested. Frederick "Toots" Hibbert was treated at a hospital for a cut to his head and released.
Miley Cyrus And Paris Hilton Swatted Again
Miley Cyrus and Paris Hilton were victims to pranksters again. Police were called to their Hollywood homes for false reports of gun crimes. Celebrities have become the targets of 'swatters', in which callers phone in fake crimes to elicit an urgent police response.
Threats made against Chris Brown
L.A. Police are investigating death threats made against Chris Brown. Multiple threats were called in to the office of his attorney, Mark Geragos. No specific details have been publicly released. Geragos turned over all the information to detectives investigating the threats.
Mary J. Blige facing financial collapse
Mary J. Blige's financial woes have worsened. The IRS claims she failed to pay all her income taxes for the years 2009 thru 2011. The total is over $3 million. She also owes taxes to the state of New Jersey, and defaulted on a bank loan.
Akon Ordered To Pay Child Support
A judge has ordered R&B star Akon to hand over $5,000 in monthly child support payments for two of his kids. He agreed to support his 2 young sons with ex-partner Rozina Negusei. That includes health insurance. Akon listed his income as $40,708 per month.
Wesley Snipes to re-launch acting career in “Expendables 3”
Newly-freed Wesley Snipes has signed up in the third installment of Sylvester Stallone's action epic “The Expendables.” He has been on house arrest since his release from prison April 2. Snipes and Stallone starred in the 1993 action hit “Demolition Man.”
Robin Thicke poses for prom pic, invites a few for his new video
Robin Thicke was shooting a music video in L.A. as a group of high school seniors dressed for the prom were waiting for a party bus. They called him over, and took a group photo. He also hand-picked a few (especially the girls) to be in the video.
Alan O'Day dies: 'Undercover Angel' singer was 72
If you’ve ever watched those Time-Life 1970s music offers on late-night TV, then you’ve seen singer Alan O’Day. He sang the #1 song "Undercover Angel" in 1977. He has died of cancer at age 72. He also wrote songs for Cher and the Righteous Brothers.
Twilight Zone Actress Christine White Dies at 86
Christine White, an actress best known for the original Twilight Zone, passed away April 14 in Washington, D.C. She was 86. She played William Shatner’s wife in the ‘gremlin on a plane wing’ episode. She also appeared in Bonanza, The Rifleman and The Untouchables.
Singer Joe Cocker is 69. Singer-actress Cher is 67. Actor-comedian Dave Thomas is 64. Rock musician Jane Wiedlin (The Go-Go's) is 55. Actor Bronson Pinchot is 54. Actress Mindy Cohn (Facts Of Life) is 47. Rock musician Tom Gorman (Belly) is 47. Actress Gina Ravera is 47. Actor Timothy Olyphant is 45. Rapper Busta Rhymes is 41. Rock musician Ryan Martinie is 38. Actor Matt Czuchry is 36. Actress Angela Goethals is 36. Actress-singer Naturi Naughton is 29.
New Movies: That I will not be seeing ... HA HA! Not a Trekkie. Sorry!
Star Trek Into Darkness - After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. Stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, John Cho and Benedict Cumberbatch. Rated PG-13.
Candice Glover wins 12th season of 'American Idol'
As expected, Candice Glover won "American Idol." The 23-year-old R&B vocalist from St. Helena Island, S.C., won the 12th season on her 3rd try. Persistence pays off!! She is the first femalesinger to win since Jordin Sparks in 2007. Her new single is "I Am Beautiful." I think she is fantastic!!!
‘Idol’ pulls in only 11 million viewers Wednesday
Seacrest ... OUT of a job?! HA! Joking. But - American Idol viewing figures have dropped to an all-time low. Only 11 million people tuned in Wednesday to watch season 12's two finalists compete. The series lost more than 2 million viewers a night compared to season 11.
Steve Carell returns as “The Office” closes after 9 years
“The Office” ended last night after 9 seasons on NBC. Michael Scott returned as best man for Dwight and Angela’s wedding. Pam & Jim left for their new life in Austin Texas. Pam’s words in the final scene: "There's a lot of beauty in ordinary things. Isn't that the point?"
SNL to wrap 38th season tomorrow
Saturday Night Live ends its 38th season tomorrow night with Ben Affleck as the host and Kanye West as musical guest. It’s Bill Hader’s last show. Seth Meyers will leave by February, and veterans Fred Armisen and Jason Sudeikis are moving on to movie careers.
They listened:Fans tell NBC to keep The Voice’s rotating coaching panel
Shakira fans, you can stop worrying. The fall season will see the show's original coaching lineup reunited. For next spring's Season 6, the show will flip back to its current coaching panel, with Shakira and Usher replacing Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green.
Will.i.am on New Britney Spears Album: 'We Start Next Week'
Will.i.am received an Honorary Clio Award Wednesday night for his work endorsing brand name products. He’s also hard at work with Britney Spears, whose upcoming 8th album he's executive producing. He’s in Vegas Sunday to perform in the Billboard Music Awards.
Kim and baby to go with Kanye on tour
Kim Kardashian and her new baby will be going along with Kanye West when he goes on tour. The touring company has been told to arrange for cribs and soundproof hotel rooms at every stop. If the tour heads overseas, she’ll go to a few select cities.
Fast and Furious 7 to film in Japan
'Fast & Furious 7' will film in Japan and the Middle East, and partly shot in the U.S. The action movie's star & producer Vin Diesel said the next installment will continue the trend of shooting on location. 'Fast & Furious 6' was set in London, 'Fast Five' in Rio de Janeiro.
Miley Cyrus Proudly Dons Engagement Ring…but where’s Liam?
Miley Cyrus is trying to end speculation by tweeting a photo of her wearing her engagement ring. It’s a 3.5 carat Neil Lane rock ($300,000). As for supposed-fiance Liam Hemsworth? She said, ''we keep our relationship low-key and don't talk about it anymore.''
Stars To Team Up For Night Of Top Pop At The Billboard Music Awards
Justin Bieber and will.i.am will perform together at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night. Also teaming up: Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne, and Christina Aguilera and Pitbull. Prince will be honored with the Billboard Icon Award.
John Legend And Chrissy Teigen To Wed In Autumn Ceremony
R&B star John Legend will wed his model fiance Chrissy Teigen this autumn. She will wear a Vera Wang wedding dress. She has revealed she needs a daily dose of Xanax for anxiety. They are working out details for their reception. He proposed to her in December, 2011.
'Winnie Mandela,' starring Jennifer Hudson, to get fall release
"Winnie Mandela," starring Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard, will be released in theaters in the fall. It is being showcased at France's Cannes International Film Festival. Producers promise that both deliver “exceptional, solid performances."
Actor Bill Paxton is 58. Boxing Hall-of-Famer Sugar Ray Leonard is 57. Actor-comedian Bob Saget is 57. Sports announcer Jim Nantz is 54. Singer Enya is 52. Talk show host-actor Craig Ferguson is 51. Singer-musician Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) is 48. Rhythm-and-blues musician O'Dell (Mint Condition) is 48. Actor Hill Harper is 47. Singer Jordan Knight is 43. Rhythm-and-blues singer Darnell Van Rensalier (Shai) is 43. Actress Sasha Alexander is 40. Rock singer Andrea Corr (The Corrs) is 39. Singer Kandi Burruss is 37. Actress Kat Foster is 35. Dancer-choreographer Derek Hough (huhf) is 28. Actor Tahj Mowry is 27. Actress Nikki Reed is 25. Actress Leven Rambin is 23. Actress Samantha Browne-Walters is 22. Actor Justin Martin is 19.
The final 2 women competing on “American Idol” performed 3 songs last night. And now it's up to YOU - the viewer!! Who will it be? Kree Harrison or Candice Glover? My money is on Candice - that girl has a VOICE. If I were her I would sing everywhere I went ... the bank, PreSchool pick up, the gym, Harris Teeter. HA! I'm telling you ... her voice is sick. Sick in a good way!
Nicki Minaj leaving 'American Idol'
BYE BY CRAZY!!! Pop star & 'American Idol' judge Nicki Minaj reportedly is set to quit 'American Idol' after tonight. PRAISE THE LORD!!! HAHA! She wants to focus on her own music career. Mariah Carey is also reviewing her options. Fox has invited all the judges back. Randy Johnson is already out. Keith Urban has not decided if he’ll be back.
Shakira Confirms She's Leaving The Voice, but will be back when needed
After this season, Shakira is trading in The Voice duty for diaper duty. She will exit and allow Christina Aguilera to return to her chair. Shakira wants to spend more time with her new baby, now 4 months old. She told producers she’s available for future seasons.
P. Diddy's car searched for guns
P. Diddy's $500,000 car was pulled over and searched by police at gunpoint on Wednesday. He was dropped off at a club in West Hollywood. Someone told 911 there was someone in the Maybach with a gun. His driver & security guard were searched. No weapon was found.
Chris Brown warns neighbors his graffiti art stays where he put it
Chris Brown has a message for the people trying to force him to remove the graffiti art in front of his house – don’t bother. He’s facing huge fines from the city if he doesn't take it down. He painted the art himself, and said no one had better try to remove it.
Angelina Jolie to have ovaries removed
Angelina Jolie's mother had breast cancer and died of ovarian cancer. Her maternal grandmother also had ovarian cancer. She now has implants where her breasts were, and she’s deciding when to have her ovaries removed. That will lower the risk for cancer.
Sean 'Diddy' Combs Confuses Downton Abbey Fans With Casting Announcement
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs left fans of Downton Abbey confused after declaring he had landed a recurring role. He gave his Twitter profile a makeover with a Downtown Abbey background. Producers say it’s not true. British actor Gary Carr has joined the show as a jazz star.
Kim Kardashian craving fruit and vegetables
Kim Kardashian is craving fresh fruit and vegetables in the final stages of her pregnancy. She’s due in July. She’s feasting on celery, carrots and grapefruit as her due date approaches. She’s also into ranch dressing and protein bars.
Bret Michaels Donates Toys To Phoenix Hospital
Bret Michaels stopped by an Arizona hospital Wednesday to deliver books and toys to a family room. He funded the Hospitality and Music Room at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. The hospital saved his life following a brain hemorrhage in 2010.
Chris Brown launches entertainment app
Chris Brown has launched his own entertainment app. The Chris Brown Channel App is available exclusively from the App Store. He said: ''My fans can be part of my music, my art and my life, day in and day out.'' Fans can choose which song he performs first at a concert.
Denise Richards retains custody of twins
Denise Richards has retained custody of Charlie Sheen's sons. Lawyers met in court yesterday. Brooke Mueller is being treated for drug problems at the Betty Ford clinic. A judge refused to hand the twins over to her brother. Brooke’s child support payments stop.
Eric Clapton To Be A Grandfather
Music legend Eric Clapton is set to be a grandfather for the first time. His daughter Ruth is expecting her first child later this month. Clapton was married to first wife Pattie Boyd when he had an affair with Ruth's mother, Yvonne Kelly. Ruth was born in 1985. She is married.
Snoop Lion In Talks With Eddie Murphy Over Film/TV Deal
Snoop Lion is hoping to team up with Eddie Murphy for movie and TV-related projects. Snoop wants Murphy to help bankroll some of his ideas. He said, “He only do a movie once a year for the white world. I'm talking about real s**t that'll keep him connected.”
Game show 'Family Feud' resumes shooting in Atlanta
Steve Harvey kicked off his fourth season as host of "Family Feud" in Atlanta Wednesday. 180 episodes are being taped to air weekdays during the 2013-14 television season. Producers have lined up families to compete. The popular game show premiered in 1976.
Actor Pierce Brosnan is 60. Actress Debra Winger is 58. Actress Mare Winningham is 54. Rock musician Boyd Tinsley (The Dave Matthews Band) is 49. Singer Janet Jackson is 47. Rhythm-and-blues singer Ralph Tresvant (New Edition) is 45. Actor David Boreanaz is 44. Actress Tracey Gold is 44. Tennis player Gabriela Sabatini is 43. Musician Simon Katz is 42. Entrepreneur Bill Rancic ("The Apprentice") is 42. Actress Tori Spelling is 40. Actress Lynn Collins is 36. Actress Melanie Lynskey is 36. Actress Megan Fox is 27. Actor Jacob Zachar is 27. Actor Marc John Jefferies is 23. Actor Miles Heizer is 19.
‘American Idol’ tonight: The finalists perform for the judges; Carly Rae Jepsen performs.
Angelina Jolie Gets Flood of Support After Double Mastectomy
Angelina Jolie was inundated with support after announcing her double mastectomy. She had both breasts removed after being diagnosed with the cancer gene. Dozens of famous females voiced their respect, including Giuliana Rancic who underwent the same procedure.
Jon Voight read about Angelina Jolie's mastectomy online
Angelina Jolie's father found out she'd undergone a double mastectomy online. Jon Voight admitted he just learned the shocking news, despite seeing his daughter and Brad Pitt just 2 days ago. He said he completely understands the need for secrecy, to focus on healing.
'Dancing With the Stars' narrows to Final Four
On DWTS last night: Zendaya and Ingo were the bottom two. To no one’s surprise, Ingo was eliminated. Avril Lavigne performed her new single, ‘Here's to Never Growing Up.’ ABC announced last night DWTS is cutting back to one night a week for Season 17 in the fall.
Two more out of The Voice, Cee Lo returns next week
On The Voice last night: Team Usher's Vedo and Team Shakira's Garrett Gardner are out, based on viewer votes. The top 10 perform live next Monday. Former (and likely returning) coach Cee Lo Green comes back to advise Team Shakira.
Usher leaving 'The Voice'
Usher is not returning to 'The Voice' next season. He reportedly signed on to star in a movie making him unable to renew his contract. He may return in the future. Cee Lo is expected to return to the series with Christina Aguilera who is to replace Shakira who is also leaving.
Exhausted Beyonce cancels Belgium concert
Beyonce is canceling her scheduled concert in Belgium because she is suffering from dehydration and exhaustion. The news follows media reports she is pregnant with her second child. She and husband Jay-Z have a 15-month-old daughter.
Alicia Keys Announces Blackberry Scholarship Program
Alicia Keys is launching a new scholarship. She formed the BlackBerry Scholars Program to inspire women to explore career opportunities in technology and mobile computing. Women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics are invited to apply.
Drake nominated for 12 BET Awards
Drake leads the 2013 BET Awards with 12 nominations. He is nominated 3 times for Video of the Year and is also up for Best Male Hip Hop and the Coca-Cola Viewer’s Choice Award. The ceremony will take place on June 30 and will be hosted by comedian Chris Tucker.
Chris Brown to Sample Rare Aaliyah Vocals in New Song "They Don't Know"
Chris Brown plans to use never-before-heard vocals from late R&B singer Aaliyah on his new single "They Don't Know." The song will be part of his sixth album X, due out July 16. He shot the music video for the Aaliyah tribute song in Compton, Calif. over the weekend.
Jennifer Lopez scooping up homes faster than Century 21
Jennifer Lopez is adding to her real estate portfolio. She just parted with $10M for a massive estate in the Hamptons. It has 8 bedrooms, 7.5 baths, 3 acres of land, a theater, pool, spa, sauna, steam room, etc. She now owns 3 homes in NY and one in California.
Bill Hader leaving 'Saturday Night Live' after eight seasons
Comedian Bill Hader is leaving "Saturday Night Live" after 8 seasons. He wants to focus full time on his film career. Seth Meyers is leaving to host "Late Night." "SNL" co-stars Fred Armisen and Jason Sudeikis have hinted they too may be leaving due to film commitments.
Kanye West’s $750,000 Lamborghini crushed by Kim Kardashian's gate
Kanye West's Lamborghini Aventador was being delivered to Kim Kardashian's L.A. house after getting serviced. The driver pulled into the gate. It closed on both sides of the car. A detailer will assess the damage. Kanye’s in NY healing from that head bump into a sign.
Kardashian Sisters Forced To Rename Cosmetics Brand
Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian lost a legal battle with Kroma founder Lee Tillett in March. She successfully argued their Khroma brand was likely to infringe on her label's trademark rights. The renamed ‘Kardashian Beauty’ will be available later this year.
Newport Beach Rehab That Housed Lindsay Lohan For An Hour Under Threat
Officials in Newport Beach, California may shut down the rehab facility Lindsay Lohan walked away from. Morningside Recovery operates in a neighborhood of single-family homes, in violation of a local ordinance. Lindsay is rehabbing back at Betty Ford.
Dr Dre & Jimmy Iovine Donate $70 million to Launch New USC Academy
Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine have donated a combined $70M to create a new institute at the University of Southern California. The gift will fund an Academy for Arts, Technology and Business Innovation. The academy will accept its first class of students in the fall of 2014.
Actor Chazz Palminteri is 61. Musician-composer Mike Oldfield (The Exorcist) is 60. Football Hall-of-Famer Emmitt Smith is 44. Singer-rapper Prince Be (PM Dawn) is 43. Actor Brad Rowe is 43. Actor David Charvet (shahr-VAY') is 41. Actor Russell Hornsby is 39. Rock musician Ahmet Zappa is 39. Olympic gold-medal gymnast Amy Chow is 35. Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler is 32. Rock musician Brad Shultz (Cage the Elephant) is 31. Rock musician Nick Perri is 29.
In 1998, singer-actor Frank Sinatra died at a Los Angeles hospital at age 82.
That same night, the hit sitcom "Seinfeld" aired its final episode after nine years on NBC.
Backstreet Boys to kick off tour Aug. 2, visit Farm Bureau Live Aug. 17
All five members of the Backstreet Boys will perform during the group's "In a World Like This" summer concert tour. The string of shows will begin Aug. 2 in Chicago. They’re in Va Beach Aug. 17. Jesse McCartney and DJ Pauly D are guest performers on the tour.
Angelina Jolie reveals she underwent a double mastectomy
Angelina Jolie has undergone a double mastectomy. Her mother died in 2007 after battling ovarian cancer. Her doctors said she had a high risk of breast or ovarian cancer. She underwent a preventive double mastectomy in Feb. Doctors say her health is improving.
Aly, Jacoby rule the night on DWTS
On DWTS last night: Aly Raisman and Jacoby Jones both tied with 59s after 2 rounds. Kellie Pickler scored a 58, Zendaya 55 and Ingo Rademacher 51. One goes home tonight, with the final 4 in the finale next week. The Wanted and Avril Lavigne are tonight’s guest performers.
Steve Harvey receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Steve Harvey was recognized with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame Monday. He hosts a popular morning radio show, 2 TV shows, and has written 2 best-selling books. He was joined by good friends Ellen DeGeneres, Dr. Phil McGraw and Samuel L. Jackson.
How I Met Your Mother Finale: The Mother Revealed!
Spoiler Alert: If you missed it last night, “How I Met Your Mother” finally revealed the future Mrs. Mosby on the season finale. "The Girl with the Yellow Umbrella" as she was credited, was played by Broadway actress Cristin Milioti. She will be a part of the final season 9.
Aretha Franklin pulls out of shows under doctor's orders
Aretha Franklin canceled appearances in Chicago & Connecticut under a doctor's orders. Franklin will need treatment. No information was released regarding the kind of treatment she needs. Singer Janelle Monae will step in for Franklin for the Chicago fundraiser.
Christina Aguilera to return to 'The Voice' for Season 5
Christina Aguilera, who stepped away from "The Voice" for Season 4, has signed a contract to return for $17 million. That’s roughly the same salary as her last season on the show. She was replaced for Season 4 by Shakira, who has proven an affable & interesting coach.
Denzel Washington Watches Son Graduate From Top University
Denzel Washington played the part of a proud dad on Monday. He watched his son Malcolm graduate from University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Malcolm excelled at the Ivy League school, playing basketball and earning a degree in film studies.
Lady Gaga performs for first time since surgery
Lady Gaga, who recently underwent hip surgery, made a surprise appearance at a jazz show in a New York hotel bar last Thursday night. She and jazz trumpeter Brian Newman sang "Someone to Watch Over Me." She is still not ready to resume her tour.
Snoop Lion: 'I'm The Next Bob Marley'
Snoop Lion is convinced he was always destined to become the next Bob Marley. He turned to Rastafarianism following a spiritual trip to Jamaica last year. He believes the world really needs another Marley right now. He wants to become a leader like the late reggae legend.
2 Chainz Replaces Future On Lil Wayne/T.I. Tour
Rapper 2 Chainz is heading out on tour with Lil Wayne and T.I. Fellow hip-hop star Future has dropped out of the summer trek. The joint tour is due to visit VA beach July 28th. He left the tour for an undisclosed reason. Lil Wayne and T.I wish him well.
Justin Bieber Concert Takings Stolen
Justin Bieber's Mother's Day concert in South Africa on Sunday ended on a sour note. Crooks broke into a safe and made off with over $300,000. Police say the suspects gained entry through the roof. Bieber’s mom joined him on stage & he dedicated a song to her.
Lindsay Lohan to stay at Betty Ford Clinic
Lindsay Lohan will not be allowed to leave the Betty Ford Clinic for a new rehab facility. She wants to leave because doctors have cut off her supply of Adderall. She is terrified of putting on weight. Lindsay is not allowed to leave the facility at any point during her stay.
Selena Gomez to be a big sister
Selena Gomez's mother is pregnant. Mandy Teefey is expecting her second child later this year. Selena announced the news on her Twitter page. Selena’s parents divorced when she was 5. Her mother remarried in 2006.
Danity Kane, created and fired by Diddy, reuniting for tour
Danity Kane, the band created by Diddy and later terminated, is reuniting. They have a new manager, and are planning to record and tour. Diddy will not be involved. He created the group in 2005 during "Making the Band 3." In 2009, he fired the entire group.
Movie producer George Lucas is 69. Movie director Robert Zemeckis is 62. Rock musician C.C. (aka Cecil) DeVille is 51. Actor Danny Huston is 51. Rock musician Mike Inez (Alice In Chains) is 47. Fabrice Morvan (ex-Milli Vanilli) is 47. Rhythm-and-blues singer Raphael Saadiq is 47. Actress Cate Blanchett is 44. Singer Danny Wood (New Kids on the Block) is 44. Movie writer-director Sofia Coppola (KOH'-pah-lah) is 42. Singer Shanice is 40. Rock musician Henry Garza (Los Lonely Boys) is 35. Rock musician Mike Retondo (Plain White T's) is 32. Actress Amber Tamblyn is 30. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is 29. Actress Miranda Cosgrove is 20.
Barbara Walters is retiring. She is set to announce on "The View" today she will retire from TV journalism in summer 2014. She is 83. She has been with ABC 37 years, and was with NBC 15 years prior. She said Sunday, "I’m looking forward to a special year ahead.”
Done: Seth Meyers to replace Jimmy Fallon late at night
Seth Meyers is moving from his "Weekend Update" desk to his own late night show on NBC. The network said Sunday he will replace Jimmy Fallon next year. Fallon is moving up to the "Tonight" show. NBC is hoping for a smooth transition to a younger generation.
'Gatsby' gives 'Iron Man 3' a run for its money
"The Great Gatsby" partied like it was the Roaring '20s with a $51 million debut. It came in second behind Robert Downey Jr.'s superhero sequel “Iron Man 3,” which pulled in $72.5 million. “Pain & Gain” was #3 with $5 million, & "Peeples" flopped at No. 4 with $4.9 million.
Robert Downey Jr. wants record $100 million payday
Robert Downey Jr. is set to become Hollywood's first $100 million man. He received $50 million for his role in 'The Avengers'. He’s been in 3 “Iron Man” movies and is negotiating for “Avengers 2.” His role is so prominent in both franchises, he could set a payday record.
Royal baby due during queen's coronation party
Duchess Kate's royal baby is due July 13. The 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation in 1953 will be celebrated July 11-14. Prince William and Kate are likely to miss the festivities. If the baby arrives on time, the anniversary could be an afterthought.
Beyonce pregnant with second child?
Beyonce may be pregnant again. Fans on her ‘Mrs. Carter Show’ world tour have noted her tummy is growing, and her costumes are larger. The NY Post claims multiple sources have confirmed a second child is on the way. Daughter Blue Ivy Carter was born in January 2012.
Docs yank Lindsay’s Adderall, say she doesn’t need it
Lindsay Lohan's doctor at the Betty Ford Center has cut off her Adderall supply. Doctors evaluated her and decided she did not need the pills. She claims to suffer from ADHD. Adderall is misused as a weight control. Lindsay now wants to move to another center.
Michael Lohan pays child support tab to avoid another trip to jail
Michael Lohan is no longer a deadbeat dad. He has paid ex-wife Dina Lohan $30,422 in back child support. Dina went to court last month, asking a judge to hold Michael in contempt. Had he not paid, he would have gone back to jail. Only Cody is still underage, at 16.
Lauryn Hill To Perform New Material In Pre-jail Show
Lauryn Hill is making the most of her freedom before she has to report to jail. She will showcase her new material on a stage in Brooklyn tomorrow night. She must report to jail by July 8 for 3 months for tax evasion. She has a new deal for her first album since 1998.
After salary standoff, 'RHONY' cast to begin filming
Their fate seemed as frozen as a freshly Botoxed forehead. But, the show will go on. The RH of NY cast members will receive "modest pay increases" and a make-up salary for Season 6. By the way…NeNe Leakes of RH of Atlanta is the highest paid at $1 million a season.
Casey Kasem’s wife may be joining RH of BH
RH of BH are still on the hunt for new cast members. Casey Kasem's wife Jean has confirmed she’s in talks with Bravo. Adrienne Maloof and Camille Grammar have left the show. Jean and Casey married in 1980, and she also starred on "Cheers."
Four TV shows with prominently gay story lines get the ax
Four TV shows with prominent gay story lines will be cut next season. NBC's "The New Normal," "Smash" and "Go On" and CBS's "Partners," will get the ax. Heather Morris, who plays a bisexual on Fox's "Glee," will not be returning next season.
Seacrest to produce Spanish-language singing show
Ryan Seacrest's production company has sold 13 two-hour episodes of a Spanish-language singing competition to Telemundo. "SuperStar Showdown" features singing challenges, as well as mystery acts and big musical performances. The show targets Hispanic audiences.
Kanye West walks into sign on way to restaurant
Kanye West hurt his forehead outside a restaurant in Beverly Hills Friday afternoon. He hit his head on a signpost while chatting with girlfriend Kim Kardashian. He was left with an abrasion, but no serious injury. The sign read 'Caution: Watch For Pedestrians'.
Kiss Stars Host Military Veterans At Latest Restaurant Launch
Kiss rockers Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have launched their 3rd Rock & Brews restaurant, in Torrance, California. They welcomed & served veterans, and made a sizeable donation to local schools. The menu includes a family-friendly cuisine, and 80 craft beers.
Mike Tyson Lands Cartoon Detective Show
Former boxing champion-turned-actor Mike Tyson will star as a crime-solving detective in a new animated series. He has signed a deal with Adult Swim for the Mike Tyson Mysteries. He will voice the main character, who receives help from his foul-mouthed pigeon sidekick.
Actor Harvey Keitel is 74. Singer Stevie Wonder is 63. Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman is 52. Actor-comedian Stephen Colbert (kohl-BEHR') is 49. Rock musician John Richardson (The Gin Blossoms) is 49. Singer Darius Rucker (Hootie and the Blowfish) is 47. Rock musician Mickey Madden (Maroon 5) is 34. Actress-writer-director Lena Dunham is 27. Actor Robert Pattinson is 27. Actress Candice Accola is 26. Actor Hunter Parrish is 26.
The Great Gatsby - A Midwestern war veteran finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor. Stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, and Joel Edgerton. Rated PG-13.
Peeples - Sparks fly when Wade Walker crashes the Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their precious daughter Grace's hand in marriage. Stars Kerry Washington, Craig Robinson, David Alan Grier & Malcolm Barrett. Rated PG-13.
Country vs. R&B: 'American Idol' down to final 2 singers
"American Idol" finalist Angie Miller is out of American Idol. Miller’s swan song was a rendition of Colton Dixon's "Never Gone." Candice Glover and Kree Harrison will compete on next week's finale. The panel of judges stood up in shock after Kree made it through.
Later, Dawg: Randy Jackson leaving 'American Idol
American Idol judge Randy Jackson won't be returning next season. The 56-year-old producer and bassist is leaving after 12 seasons. He will focus on his record label and other business opportunities. The show will undergo changes before the next season.
Randy Jackson No Longer Managing Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey has parted ways with longtime manager Randy Jackson. She has signed with Red Light Management which also has Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus as clients. Carey's 14th studio album is expected to be released later this year.
Spoiler: Glee's fourth season ends in a wedding at McKinley High
The “Glee” season finale: Will and Emma tied the knot in William McKinley High School. New Directions won the regionals and heads to L.A. for the nationals. Brittany (Heather Morris), got early admission to MIT. And it was Unique catfishing Ryder. Angry, he quit the club.
Kris Kross rapper remembered at Atlanta funeral
A funeral for Kris Kross rapper, Chris Kelly, was held in his hometown of Atlanta yesterday. It was attended by some 300 friends, family and fellow entertainers. Kelly was found dead May 1 of a suspected drug overdose. Kris Kross was introduced to the music world in 1992.
RH of NYC: up our salaries like they did “Friends,” or we walk
The Real Housewives of NYC have banded together against the Bravo Network. They refuse to continue into season 6 unless they all get huge raises. The “Friends” cast did the same in 1996…and got huge raises. Bravo is threatening to cancel the show.
Kelly Rowland Goes Topless For Album Cover
Former Destiny's Child star Kelly Rowland has stripped down for the cover of her new album. “Talk a Good Game” is due out June 18th. In the shot, Rowland wears a sheer black top with no bra. She has posted a sneak-peak photo on her website.
Avril Lavigne Visits Neil Lane For Wedding Rings
Avril Lavigne and husband-to-be Chad Kroeger will have matching Neil Lane wedding rings. Lavigne has picked out his and hers bands for their upcoming nuptials. She chose a petite pave diamond eternity band set in platinum. The couple plans to wed in Ontario June 15th.
'Time traveler' Jay-Z spotted in photo from the 1930s
The resemblance is astonishing: Rapper Jay-Z appears to be chilling out in Harlem in a picture taken 80 years ago in 1933. A keen-eyed conspiracy theorist discovered it in the New York Library and noticed the striking resemblance. It’s going viral online.
Psy Gives Guest Lecture At Harvard
South Korean sensation Psy paid a visit to Harvard University on Thursday. He gave a talk about his journey to becoming a pop culture phenomenon. His single ‘Gangnam Style’ is YouTube’s most-watched video. Psy studied at nearby Boston University in the 1990s.
Fox Eyes ‘24’ Revival with Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland's drama Touch has been canceled by Fox. But he may not be gone. Fox is considering resurrecting 24. The network wants to bring back popular Jack Bauer for a limited run. A 24 movie is not happening. The original series ran 8 seasons.
Amanda Bynes pleads no contest
Amanda Bynes has had one charge of driving on a suspended license dropped. Her lawyer entered a no contest plea on her behalf in court on Thursday. She was placed on three years informal probation and must get a new valid license. She now lives in New York.
Madonna to be honored at Billboard Awards ceremony
Madonna is to be honored with the Top Touring Artist Award at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas this month. The prestigious award recognizes the highest grossing concert touring act of 2012. Her “MDNA” concert tour grossed $305 million from 88 sold-out shows.
Neil Patrick Harris to host Tony Awards again
Emmy Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris will host the Tony Awards in New York for a 4th time. The "How I Met Your Mother" sitcom star will emcee for Broadway's biggest night on June 9 at Radio City Music Hall. This will be the 67th year for the Tony Awards.
Trista and Ryan Sutter Look Back After 10 Years Together
They're known as the first couple of The Bachelor franchise: Trista and Ryan Sutter met on the first season of The Bachelorette. They will celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary later this year. They have 2 children. The family resides in Vail, Colorado.
Rhythm-and-blues singer Henry Fambrough (The Spinners) is 75. Singer Dave Mason is 67. Rock singer Bono (BAH'-noh) (U2) is 53. Model Linda Evangelista is 48. Rapper Young MC is 46. Actor Erik Palladino is 45. Race car driver Helio Castroneves is 38. Actor Kenan Thompson is 35. Rhythm-and-blues singer Jason Dalyrimple (Soul For Real) is 33. Rock musician Joey Zehr (The Click Five) is 30. Singer Ashley Poole (Dream) is 28. Actress Lauren Potter is 23. Olympic gold medal swimmer Missy Franklin is 18.
NBC scraps $25M 'Tonight' studio plans, will renovate studio instead
NBC will renovate a 30 Rock studio to house "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" for $5 million instead of building a new one for $25 million. The show is moving from Burbank, Calif., to Manhattan next year. The revamped studio will seat 240 people instead of 189.
Too close to all: Candice barely edges out Angie and Kree on ‘Idol’
The 3 surviving women on ‘American Idol’ nailed their 3 songs. So much so, the judges were perplexed who to endorse. Candice Glover was selected the standout for her rendition of West Side Story's “Somewhere.” Alicia Keys and Lauren Alaina guest perform tonight.
TV Guide: American Idol kicking out judges and producer
A huge shakeup may be in the works for the next season of American Idol. TVGuide.com is reporting all 4 judges and producer Nigel Lythgoe won’t be back for Season 13. Fox feels the core audience has left. Only Ryan Seacrest would be around, with a whole new panel.
‘The Voice’ judges release their final 4 to complete Top 12
The Voice's celeb coaches looked visibly pained last night. They had to send home one of their own contestants. Leaving the show are Justin Blake, Karina Iglesias, Cathia, and Caroline Glaser. The top 12 compete in live performances beginning next Monday.
Family and friends gather for Kris Kross star Chris Kelly's wake
Friends and family gathered in Atlanta for the wake of Kriss Kross star Chris Kelly on Wednesday. Mourners were greeted with an acoustic version of the group's hit song ‘Jump’ entering the funeral home. Kelly died May 1 after an apparent drug overdose. He was 34.
Pete Wentz's addiction ended marriage
Pete Wentz has revealed his marriage to Ashlee Simpson collapsed after he had a drug relapse. They split after two and a half years of marriage. He blames their divorce on his addiction to prescription drugs. He sought professional help. They have a 4-year-old son.
Lil Wanye hopes seizures will stop
Lil Wayne hopes there is a cure for his seizures. He suffered another attack last week and nearly died when his heart rate decreased to ''30 per cent.'' He was hospitalized 6 days in March. He is now promoting his new album 'I Am Not A Human Being II'.
'Young and the Restless' actress Jeanne Cooper dies at 84
"The Young and the Restless" star Jeanne Cooper died in Los Angeles Wednesday. She was 84. She played matriarch Katherine Chancellor since the show began in 1973, 39 years. She was hospitalized for an illness since mid-April. Cause of death has not been disclosed.
Yep, that’s Chris Brown’s artwork on walls outside his mansion
Mystery solved: Chris Brown is the artist behind the graffiti murals in front of his Hollywood Hills home. He was cited last week for having "unpermitted and excessive signage" outside his home after neighbors complained. He will be fined if it isn’t gone within 30 days.
Selena Gomez counter sues perfume company
Selena Gomez is counter-suing a fragrance company. It is accusing her of backing out of an endorsement deal. She claims perfume makers Adrenalina owe her at least $5.2 million after the deal fell apart. The countersuit was due to the company’s financial situation.
Keyshia Cole Explains Reason For Axed Gig
Keyshia Cole has apologized to fans in NC after scrapping a gig at the last minute Saturday.She was booked to perform at The Greenville Convention Center. She insists promoters failed to provide basic equipment essentials. Refunds have been offered to ticketholders.
Adam Levine Lands Big TV Deal
Maroon 5 star Adam Levine has signed a lucrative new development deal with NBC. Levine and his longtime manager will create programming for NBC over the next year. Levine reportedly worked behind the scenes on an NBC comedy pilot set in a karaoke bar in 2011.
Ciara And Future Get Ring Finger Tattoos
Ciara's relationship with rapper Future is heating up. They got each other's first initials tattooed on their ring fingers. She admitted she would love to start a family with her new beau, but denies marriage rumors. She dated Bow Wow and 50 cent in her past.
Lisa Bonet suing other driver over 2011 car accident
"Cosby Show" star Lisa Bonet is suing over a 2011 car accident. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in L.A. County Court, she claims she was also injured, along with her 2 children. She wants unspecified damages. She’s married to "Game of Thrones" star Jason Momoa.
Spice Girls ditch tour plans
The Spice Girls have decided to axe a proposed 2014 tour. Victoria Beckham refused to take part. Ticket and merchandise sales would struggle if the entire quintet weren't involved. The Spice Girls sold over 80 million records between 1997 and 2000.
Actress Candice Bergen is 67. Singer Billy Joel is 64. Singer-musician Tom Petersson (Cheap Trick) is 63. Actress Alley Mills is 62. Actress Amy Hill is 60. Actress Wendy Crewson is 57. Actor John Corbett is 52. Singer Dave Gahan (GAHN) (Depeche Mode) is 51. Actress Sonja Sohn is 49. Rapper Ghostface Killah is 43. Rhythm-and-blues singer Tamia (tuh-MEE'-ah) is 38. Rock musician Dan Regan (Reel Big Fish) is 36. Rock singer Pierre Bouvier (Simple Plan) is 34. Actress Rosario Dawson is 34. Rock singer Andrew W.K. is 34. Actress Rachel Boston is 31. TV personality Audrina Patridge is 28.
Today is National Teacher Day...WE LOVE OUR TEACHERS!!! XXOO
Watching basketball maybe? Rihanna booed by 'mad as hell' Boston crowd
what is up with these celebs starting their concerts LATE?!? First Justin Bieber - now Rihanna?! Rihanna started her rescheduled concert in Boston last night…3 hours late. Angry fans vented on social media, booing her as she performed. I totally would BOO too!! There was no opening act. She canceled in Boston in March due to laryngitis. She did not explain why she was late...
Stars put punk edge in their Met Gala outfits
A List celebs including Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift & Kim Kardashian embraced the punk theme at last night's Met gala, the fundraiser at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Beyonce was the event's honorary chairwoman. The Met gala mixes Hollywood stars, fashion designers & top models. It's orchestrated by Anna Wintour - the woman who was the focus for the movie 'The Devil Wears Prada".
Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn Make First Red Carpet Appearance Together
It's official. Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn made their red carpet debut as a couple at the Met Gala in New York last night. She posed happily for photos with Woods. He is 37, she is 28. He wrote on Facebook, "We thank you for your support & for respecting our privacy. Hole in One Tiger. Sorry - I had to. PS: How could you date Tiger knowing his history with women?! YIKES!!!
'Dancing' star snags a perfect score
Six stars. Two full routines. A threesome round. Zendaya was the standout on last night’s DWTS. She earned a perfect 30. As usual, she was followed close behind by Kellie Pickler. At the bottom, Sean Lowe could muster only a 21. Jason Derulo is guest performer tonight.
Lauryn Hill gets 3 months for failing to pay taxes
PAY YOUR TAXES PEOPLE!!!! A judge sentenced Lauryn Hill to 3 months in prison for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes over the past decade. She still owes interest and penalties, along with a $60,000 fine. She is to report to prison by July 8. It's not clear where she'll serve her sentence.
Enrique Iglesias, Anna Kourniokova to wed next week
Well - better late than never - right?! Pop star Enrique Iglesias finallyt getting married! He will tie the knot with long-time girlfriend Anna Kournikova in Miami. They have been together 12 years. She is a retired tennis star. Their guest list includes a host of big-name celeberities.
American Idol Runner-Up Crystal Bowersox Splits From Husband
After less than 3 years, ‘American Idol's’ Crystal Bowersox and husband Brian Walker have split. The couple tied the knot in October 2010 in a Chicago club, where they first met at an open-mic night six years prior. She has a 4-year-old son from a previous relationship.
Phillip Phillips Postpones Solo Tour Dates
Phillip Phillips has postponed the remaining 9 dates of his solo college tour. His doctor wants him to rest up before the John Mayer Tour this summer. The dates will be rescheduled. He continues to recover from surgery last year to remove massive kidney stones.
Timberlake to start world concert tour Oct. 31 in Montreal
Justin Timberlake will kick off his "20/20 Experience World Tour" Oct. 31 in Montreal. His first concert series in 6 years is to run through 2014. It will include stops throughout North America, Europe, South America and Australia. The album’s follow up will be out Sept. 30.
Video shoot halted after reports of gunfire on beach
Jennifer Lopez and rapper Pitbull were shooting a video on a Fort Lauderdale beach Sunday night. There were reports of gunfire nearby. They were put into vehicles while police investigated. No evidence of a shooting was found, so they continued the collaboration.
'Girls Gone Wild' founder convicted of assault
"Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis was found guilty Monday of assault and false imprisonment. He was in a dispute with three women in his home after a night out at a Hollywood club in 2011. A hearing to schedule his sentencing is set for Wednesday.
Jason Collins denies he is seeking book deal
Jason Collins denies he’s writing a book. The NBA veteran announced last week he is gay. Three publishing houses say they were contacted about a planned memoir by Collins. He has played for six teams during 12 seasons, and becomes a free agent July 1.
Shania Twain Extends Las Vegas Run with Fall Dates
Shania Twain is finding her groove as a Las Vegas headliner. She has added 22 more shows this fall for "Shania: Still the One" at Caesars Palace. Her previous 24 performances sold out. She's also staging a run of 12 shows starting May 14. She now lives in the Bahamas.
Anna Nicole Smith's daughter, 6, attended Kentucky Derby
Dannielynn Birkhead, the 6-year-old daughter of Anna Nicole Smith, dressed as Mary Poppins for the Kentucky Derby. She was there with her dad, Larry. Dannielynn recently became a model for the Guess Kids clothing line. Her mother died in 2007.
TV's 'Cops' finds new cable home on Spike
Cops ushered in a wave of TV reality shows when it premiered on Fox way back in 1989. After 25 seasons, the series has been quietly canceled by the network, which aired its final episode last weekend. The show is moving to Spike TV in the fall, still on Saturday nights.
Trey Songz cleared of assault in nightclub
Trey Songz has been cleared in his strip club assault case. Prosecutors couldn't prove he smacked a woman in the face with cash during an album release party last August. She claimed her eye was injured. Also, there was no proof on an intent to harm.
Singer Jimmy Ruffin is 74. Rhythm-and-blues singer Thelma Houston is 67. Rock musician Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead) is 67. Rock musician Prairie Prince is 63. Movie writer-director Amy Heckerling is 61. Actor Michael E. Knight is 54. Rock musician Phil Campbell (Motorhead) is 52. Rock singer-musician Chris O'Connor (Primitive Radio Gods) is 48. Actress Traci Lords is 45. Singer Eagle-Eye Cherry is 42. Actor Breckin Meyer is 39. Rock musician Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys) is 27. Actor Taylor Abrahamse is 22.
Buy him a better watch: Justin Bieber shows up 2 hours late for Dubai concert
Apparently - JB does NOT know how to tell time. GEEZ!!! Justin Bieber showed up 2 hours last for his concert in Dubai last night. 2 HOURS! 27,000 fans booed the Beebs - but he ignored them. How do you show up 2 hours late? This is the 3rd time he has done this. What a ...
Lindsay Lohan: I like Ecstacy, I don’t drink, I still love Samantha…
File this under DID SHE JUST SAY THAT?! Lindsay Lohan sat down with CNN's Piers Morgan late last month for an exclusive interview. Lindsay revealed her favorite drug is ecstacy & that she says she has no drug or alcohol problem & doesn’t need rehab. She also admitted to trying cocaine 4 or 5 times. She’s locked down in Betty Ford & Has to stay in treatment for 90 days. Let's hope she gets sober!!!
Keira Knightley says 'oui' to rocker James Righton in small French wedding
CONGRATS! Actress Keira Knightley and her musician fiance (James Righton) were married in a small wedding ceremony in southern France Saturday. About 10 people were present. He is keyboard player for the rock group Klaxons...never heard of them. But I will Google him right now. HA! You might know Keira as the actress who starred in the first three "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies.
Parents of Honey Boo Boo exchange vows in “commitment” ceremony
More wedding bells rang out this weekend! Mama June and Papa Bear exchanged vows in the back yard of their Georgia home Sunday. They are the parents of Honey Boo Boo. The couple met in an online chat room 9 years ago & made the union official in front of the TLC cameras. In case you were wondering if the bride wore white ... she did not. She wore camo. I am not joking!
Aerosmith drops Indonesia show over security fears
WOW! This is scary. Glad they are OK!!! POINT artists Aerosmith canceled a show in Indonesia Saturday. Authorities foiled a bomb plot targeting the Myanmar Embassy in Jakarta. Aerosmith was scheduled to perform for a nearly sold-out crowd of 15,000 in Jakarta, the capital. The concert has not been rescheduled...and I doubt it will be. YIKES!
Miley Cyrus: No. 1 on 'Maxim' Hot 100 list
She broke the news on Twitter and Instagram, sharing a sexy shot of herself. Miley Cyrus tops the rankings of Maxin’s Hot 100. Last year, Bar Refaeli topped the list. But the men have spoken - and MIley is Numero Uno.
Chris Brown Infuriates Neighbors With Graffiti
Chris Brown has come under fire from his Los Angeles neighbors over graffiti decorating the outside of his home. Street art-inspired murals are sprayed across the outer walls. He has been cited for having unpermitted signage on his property. It has been ordered removed.
Brooke Mueller released from hospital, then goes back
Brooke Mueller was placed under involuntary psychiatric hold at UCLA Medical Centre last Wednesday. She checked out Friday, but decided it’s the best place for her & returned. She has been in rehab 19 times for addictions. Her 4-year-old twins are with Denise Richards.
Sambora extends leave from Bon Jovi tour
Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora will not be joining the band for the European and South African leg of its "Because We Can" tour. He tweeted, "This is a private matter but please know I love the band and you fans!" Jon Bon Jovi insists Sambora is still a part of the band.
Kris Kross Rapper Chris Kelly's Funeral Scheduled in Atlanta
Funeral services are this week in Atlanta for former Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly. He was found dead in his home last Wednesday from a possible drug overdose. A public viewing is this Wednesday. The funeral is Thursday at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church.
Lauryn Hill Makes 11th-Hour Tax Payment, due in court this morning
Lauryn Hill has paid-back the taxes and penalties she owed, just hours prior to her scheduled sentencing on tax evasion. She’s due in court in New Jersey today. She failed to files taxes between 2005 and 2007 and owed just under $1 million.
Plaxico Burress sells beach mansion, pays debt, gets back license
Plaxico Burress can finally drive again ... but the privilege cost him his house. He was ordered to pay $159,000 last year to a woman whose car he rear-ended in his Mercedes in 2008. He sold his Va Beach mansion and paid her off. His license has been reinstated.
“Suburgatory” actress kept marriage quiet…now she’s divorcing
Red-haired "Suburgatory" star Jane Levy plays a moody teen on TV, but in real life she's about to be a 23-year-old divorcee. She filed for divorce from actor Jaime Freitas on April 16, citing irreconcilable differences. They married in March 2011 and were done by October.
Baseball Hall-of-Famer Willie Mays is 82. Rock singer Bob Seger is 68. TV personality Tom Bergeron is 58. Actress Roma Downey is 53. Rock singer John Flansburgh (They Might Be Giants) is 53. Actor George Clooney is 52. Actor Clay O'Brien is 52. Rock singer-musician Tony Scalzo (Fastball) is 49. Actress Leslie Hope is 48. Rock musician Mark Bryan (Hootie and the Blowfish) is 46. Rock musician Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters) is 42. Actress Stacey Oristano is 34. Actress Adrianne Palicki is 30. Actress Gabourey Sidibe (GA'-bah-ray SIH'-duh-bay) is 30. Actress-singer Naomi Scott is 20.
In 2011, Osama bin Laden was killed by elite American forces at his Pakistan compound, then quickly buried at sea after a decade on the run.
In 1982, the Weather Channel made its debut.
Chris Kelly, of rap duo Kris Kross, dies over overdose in Ga.
Chris Kelly, half of the 1990s kid rap duo Kris Kross, died at an Atlanta hospital Wednesday. Police believe cause of death was a drug overdose. He was 34. The duo was discovered by Jermaine Dupri in an Atlanta mall in 1992. Their biggest hit was “Jump,” #1 for 8 weeks.
LL Cool J Dedicates New Song To Chris Kelly
LL Cool J has dedicated his new song to Chris 'Mac Daddy' Kelly following the Kris Kross star's death Wednesday. His latest track, ‘Jump On It,’ will be a tribute to Kelly. He posted an audio stream on Twitter. He added, "R.I.P Chris Kelly. May God embrace your soul.”
Harry Connick Jr. comes to American Idol to mentor the singers
On “American Idol” last night, the finalists had to sing a current song and a standard. They were mentored by Harry Connick Jr., a likely candidate to be an Idol judge. His advice: “just sing the melody.” Amber was the weakest. David Cook is tonight’s guest performer.
Lindsay Lohan blows off New York rehab, heads for California
Lindsay Lohan may be in big trouble. She’s to report to rehab in NY today. But she flew to California last night to a rehab center that allows smoking. Prosecutors did not agree to the change. Her lawyer must show proof of enrollment in NY. She could get 90 days in a jail.
Lil Wayne treated for latest seizure
Lil Wayne suffered another seizure Tuesday night. He was taken to Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. He was released early Wednesday morning. He wrote on Twitter: ''I'm fine. Thank u.'' He spent six days in intensive care in March.
Mountain Dew Pulls Ad Deemed 'Racist' by Critics
An ad for Mountain Dew created by Tyler, the Creator has been pulled. Critics lambasted its violent undertones, with one calling it "arguably the most racist commercial in history.” PepsiCo, which owns Mountain Dew, apologized and ordered the ad pulled.
Justin Bieber to invest in car company
Justin Bieber plans to invest in his favorite car company. The makers of the high-performance Fisker Karma are in financial difficulty. He is considering helping out. The Fisker Karma is a hybrid powered sports car made in Finland, worth $100,000.
Beyonce kicking off US tour at festival
Beyonce will kick off her U.S. tour at the inaugural BET Experience at L.A. Live. The new three-day festival is Friday, June 28. The weekend event will lead up to the annual BET Awards June 30. Chris Tucker will host. Nominees will be announced May 14.
Beyonce, J.Lo to headline London charity concert for women
Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Florence & The Machine are teaming up for a four-hour charity concert in London next month. It will benefit women's health and education projects around the world. The "Sound of Change Live" concert is June 1. 52,000 tickets are on sale.
Aniston-Theroux wedding said to be on hold
Jennifer Aniston delayed her wedding to Justin Theroux to distance it from ex-husband Brad Pitt's marriage to Angelina Jolie. Brad and Jen divorced in 2005. She does not want her day associated with them. Pitt and Jolie plan to get married in late spring or early summer.
Ne-yo, Nas And Jamie Foxx Support Launch Of New Facebook Game
Music-industry heavyweights attended a launch party in New York Tuesday for a new Facebook game called Gig-It. Players create 3D concerts featuring virtual versions of their favorite artists. Miguel, Fabolous, 2 Chainz and Nas were among the party’s performers.
Cheryl Cole set for X Factor USA return?
Cheryl Cole is set for a return to 'The X Factor' USA. Simon Cowell fired her after just 3 appearances in 2011. They have reconciled their friendship, and he needs a replacement for Britney Spears. He’s also looking for a replacement for L.A. Reid, who also left last season.
TLC recording comeback album, prepping for tour
TLC are recording a new album. The 90s girl band is working on new material to coincide with their July reunion at Hersheypark Stadium in Pennsylvania. They are also planning a full tour after their reunion gig alongside New Kids On The Block, Hanson and Boyz II Men.
Master P Convinced Birthday Flashmob Was Part Of Kutcher Prank
Master P was convinced Ashton Kutcher was trying to prank him last week. A group of dancers surprised him with a birthday 'flashmob' while he was having lunch at a California restaurant. He turned 46 on Monday. He thanked everyone who put the dance together.
George Jones’ funeral today in Nashville
George Jones' funeral will take place at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House today. Kid Rock, Brad Paisley and Alan Jackson are among the acts who will perform during the service. A private memorial was held yesterday. He died last Friday at age 81.
Singer Engelbert Humperdinck is 77. Bianca Jagger is 68. Singer Lesley Gore is 67. Singer Lou Gramm (Foreigner) is 63. Actress Christine Baranski (The Good Wife) is 61. Musician Todd Sucherman (Styx) is 44. Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson (AKA The Rock) is 41. Soccer player David Beckham is 38. Actress Ellie Kemper (The Office) is 33. Actor Robert Buckley is 32. Actor Gaius (GY'-ehs) Charles is 30. Pop singer Lily Rose Cooper is 28. Olympic gold medal figure skater Sarah Hughes is 28. Rock musician Jim Almgren (Carolina Liar) is 27. Actress Kay Panabaker is 23.
DWTS: Andy Dick voted off, Michael Buble entertains
Andy Dick was voted off DWTS last night. He was joined at the bottom by Jacoby Jones and Ingo Rademacher. Andy lasted 7 weeks. Michael Buble wore a tuxedo and serenaded the audience and viewers with ‘Come Dance With Me’, off his new album ‘To Be Loved.’
'Voice' knockouts: 8 more go home, 8 go on
The best way to whittle an 8-person team down to 4? Pair everyone up in a sudden-death singing match. On ‘The Voice’ last night, that's what Blake Shelton and Usher did with their teams. The final 16 advance to a 3-night kickoff of live viewer-voting finals next week.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon renew vows in front of Disneyland castle last night
Mariah Carey renewed her wedding vows to Nick Cannon at Disneyland last night. They are celebrating their 5th anniversary. The couple renew their vows every year on April 30, which also marks the birthday of their twins, Monroe and Moroccan, now aged two.
"Kinky Boots" and "Matilda: The Musical" lead Tony Nods, favors Broadway vets
The Tony Awards committee favored veterans for this year's nominations. The list includes Tom Hanks, Nathan Lane, David Hyde Pierce, & Laurie Metcalf. Left off: Bette Midler, Jessica Chastain, Al Pacino, Katie Holmes and Scarlett Johansson. The Tonys are June 9 on CBS.
Jason Aldean calls Brittany Kerr to warn of divorce and lay low
Former ‘American Idol’ singer Brittany Kerr is laying low -- shutting down her social media pages and staying out of the public eye. Jason Aldean has filed for divorce. Brittany and Jason were caught together in a bar in Sept. He called her last week to warn her.
`American Idol' is now 3rd-rated competition show
Both editions of "The Voice" on NBC and "Dancing With the Stars" on ABC had larger audiences than "American Idol" last week. “Idol” dominated for 9 years. Among the younger demographic, "Idol" outpaces "Dancing With the Stars." The top show on TV: “NCIS.”
Last day of freedom for Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan is due to report to rehab in 24 hours, likely somewhere in the Hamptons. She’ll be there 90 days. She’s been out every night with friends, who say she is behaving herself. If she fails to report to rehab, she’ll be ordered back to court and put in jail.
Martha Stewart tries online dating
Martha Stewart has opened an account on an online dating service. She has a profile on Match.com. She is lonely and looking for someone to share her life with. She confirms the profile is real. She is 71 and divorced. She has “an adventurous spirit."
Kardashian, West: No baby gifts, give to kids hospital
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have asked friends not to buy baby gifts. Instead, make a donation to Chicago children's hospital. The hospital issued a statement expressing "its sincerest gratitude." Donations will go to the hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Beyonce Shines Spotlight On Princess Eugenie At London Show
Beyonce is performing this week at London’s O2 Arena. Monday night, she picked an audience member to help her sing ‘Irreplaceable.’ It was Princess Eugenie, daughter of Prince Andrew & Sarah Ferguson. She ducked down, so Beyonce picked another partner.
Rihanna Reschedules Tour Dates for Dallas, Houston
Rihanna will return to Dallas and Houston to make up for shows lost earlier this month due to illness. She’ll be in Dallas Nov. 11 and Houston Nov. 14. Tickets for the earlier missed performances will be honored. She has not rescheduled dates in Boston or Baltimore.
Fleetwood Mac's ‘EP’ holds first new music since 2003
Fleetwood Mac has released a mini-album, available through iTunes. ‘Extended Play’ includes 3 new songs, plus an unreleased song unearthed from the group’s past found on YouTube. It’s their first new material since ‘Say You Will’ in 2003. Fleetwood Mac is on tour.
Artists to stream concerts live over App
Kanye West and Lady Gaga are reportedly planning to stream some upcoming concerts over smartphones, through an app called SpaceBar. For now, it will be audio only. Artists can stream for free, or provide users with a 5-minute preview before charging a fee to continue.
Maria Shriver returns to NBC as special anchor
Maria Shriver is returning to NBC News as a special anchor reporting on women's issues. She has remained active in charity and other media work since a 2011 infidelity scandal led to her separation from husband Arnold Schwarzenegger. She formerly hosted “Dateline.”
Alex Trebek of 'Jeopardy!' not ready to retire
Alex Trebek has hosted the syndicated game show "Jeopardy!" since 1984. He says he's not about to retire. He is 72 and will be 76 when his contract is up in 2016. He’s hosted the show for 29 years. He said when he does leave, he’ll say a few words and be on his way.
Former astronaut Scott Carpenter is 88. Singer Judy Collins is 74. Singer Rita Coolidge is 68. Pop singer Nick Fortuna (The Buckinghams) is 67. Singer-songwriter Ray Parker Jr. is 59. Country singer Tim McGraw is 46. Rock musician Johnny Colt is 45. Rock musician D'Arcy is 45. Movie director Wes Anderson is 44. Actress Julie Benz is 41. Actor Bailey Chase is 41. Country singer Cory Morrow is 41. Gospel/rhythm-and-blues singer Tina Campbell (Mary Mary) is 39. Actor Darius McCrary is 37. Actress Kerry Bishe (Film: "Argo") is 29.