Happy HumpDay! Hope you are off to a wonderful Wednesday. In Hollywood - here's what's happening:
The New Kids on the Block are going on tour! You read that right ... NKOTB is going on tour. WOO HOO!! FlashBack to the 90s. Joey Mac was my boy. The tour will also include TLC and Nelly. Love it! And grab your calendar (and your Credit Card!) NKOTB will make a concert stop in Norfolk on June 9th at SCOPE. Tickets go On Sale January 31st. Despite the fact that I will be 9 months pregnant - I will be there!
Comedy Central will roast Justin Bieber ... and then put him in between 2 Graham Crackers. HA HA! No - not really. But they will roast him. No details have been released ... other than it will be filmed in LA & comedians will roast Justin about the egging incident, his romance with Selena Gomez and his controversial Calvin Klein ads.
During the President's State of the Union address last night (I was watching 'Shark Tank' - sorry POTUS) the 1st Lady wore a gorrrrgeous Michael Kors suit. It was like black and white & totally stylish! Well one watcher realized the same suit was worn by actress Julianna Marguilles on the TV show 'The Good Wife". Michelle has really good taste! The suit retails for around $1000.
And finally - the BIG news everyone will be talking about at work today isn't HollyWood News, but it does involve a handsome quarterback with HollyWood Hair. I'm talking about Tom Brady & #DeflateGate. The NFL confirmed the Patriots played with deflated balls last week. No word from the Patriots. No word on what the fine will be. No comment from Brady...but who knew? Giselle likes deflated balls. HA!
20 years ago tonight, in 1993, "The Late Show with David Letterman" premiered on CBS.
In 1997, Americans received word of the car crash in Paris that claimed the life of Princess Diana. Because of the time difference, it was Aug. 31 where the crash occurred.
One Direction: This Is Us - A look at Niall, Zayn, Liam, Louis, and Harry's meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London's famed O2 Arena. Rated PG.
Getaway – A former race-car driver is pitted against the clock when his wife is kidnapped by a mysterious villain. He commanders a young woman's car and takes her on a high-speed race against time. Stars Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez and Jon Voight. Rated PG-13.
Closed Circuit - A high-profile terrorism case unexpectedly binds together two ex-lovers on the defense team - testing the limits of their loyalties and placing their lives in jeopardy. Stars Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, Jim Broadbent and Julia Stiles. Rated R.
Fergie gives birth to baby boy
Fergie and husband Josh Duhamel have welcomed their first son. He was delivered by C-section. Axl Jack weighed 7 pounds and 10 ounces. He is named after the lead singer of Guns N Roses, Axl Rose. They are in the same suite previously occupied by Kim Kardashian.
It’ll Be a Girl for Kevin and Danielle Jonas
Kevin and Danielle Jonas are thinking pink. The couple revealed the gender of their first child by posting its ultrasound photo online. The baby’s head is topped by a pink bow. She is due sometime this winter. No word on a name yet.
Beyonce shoots video at Coney Island, couple stuck on ride
Beyoncé brought New York's famous Coney Island to a standstill on Thursday. She was in town to record a music video. She was greeted by adoring fans, mixing and mingling before heading on her way. One couple was stuck on a Ferris Wheel while she had makeup applied.
Kylie Jenner Has First Car Crash
It's been a little over 2 weeks since Kylie Jenner passed her driving test. On Wednesday, she hit the brakes too late and caused a chain-reaction accident. No one was hurt. Her brand new Mercedes SUV is in the shop. The other two drivers expect big insurance checks.
Amanda Bynes set for 'prolonged treatment'
Amanda Bynes' doctors have reportedly recommended ''prolonged treatment.'' They want to keep her in a psych unit at UCLA until 2014. Her diagnosis is complex, and the appropriate drug cocktail to treat her hasn't been achieved yet. They want her stable before release.
Jay Z Debuts His New Music Video on Facebook
Jay Z has pulled a first: He exclusively premiered his new video, "Holy Grail," on his Facebook page Thursday at noon. And he had some heavyweight star power: Justin Timberlake. The clip was the first by a major music star to debut on the social media site.
Christina Aguilera posts heart felt letter to fans
Fans of Christina Aguilera are wondering what’s up. A long, heart-felt letter to fans was published on her website. Among the praises: ''I am so grateful and fortunate for your dedication, patience and compassion.” She is 32, and has a 5-year-old son.
Clint Eastwood And Wife Dina Separate
Clint Eastwood and his second wife Dina have separated after 17 years of marriage. Four months ago, she checked into a rehabilitation clinic to tackle personal issues. She and Clint married in 1996 and have one daughter together, 16-year-old Morgan. He is 82, she is 43.
Sandra Bullock says George Clooney “just a good friend”
Sandra Bullock is putting the kibosh on tabloid suggestions George Clooney might be making the moves on her. A photo from their film premiere of “Gravity” in Venice was published in the British Sun. He’s admiring her. Both said they are just “good friends.”
Drake Records Duet With Dad On New Album
Drake's dad will appear on his son's new album. Dennis Graham once worked as a drummer for Jerry Lee Lewis. He has recorded verses for “Heat of the Moment,” a bonus track on Drake's upcoming new release “Nothing Was the Same.” Jay Z and Lil Wayne are also on it.
“American Idol” tour ends tomorrow in Nashville
American Idol wraps its annual concert tour at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena tomorrow night. Season 12 runner-up Kree Harrison and fellow finalists Janelle Arthur and Paul Jolley all call Nashville home. Harrison says all are eager to start the next chapter of their careers.
Lawrence Taylor's Son Released from Jail
Lawrence Taylor Jr. has been released from jail after his July arrest. He was bonded out by his mother. He’ll remain free until his next court date, which hasn't been scheduled yet. He is accused of illegal physical encounters with underage girls. He is 31.
Stone Temple Pilots Announce 'High Rise' EP
Three months after adding Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington to the group, Stone Temple Pilots will release a five-song EP next month. "High Rise" will be out Oct. 5. Longtime frontman Scott Weiland was terminated from the band in February.
Notorious B.I.G. Fans Petition For Street Name Change
Fans of late rap icon Notorious B.I.G. are flocking to sign an online petition to have a street in New York named in his honor. The petition is on Change.org. Fans want his childhood street in Brooklyn renamed Christopher Wallace Way. He died in Los Angeles in 1997.
Little Richard Contemplates Retirement At 80
Rock 'n' roll legend Little Richard is considering retirement after declaring he "doesn't feel like doing anything now". He fell ill during a show in Washington, D.C. last summer & hasn’t performed since. He turns 80 in December, and now spends his days designing clothes.
Actress Peggy Lipton (mother of Rashida Jones) is 66. Comedian Lewis Black is 65. Actor Timothy Bottoms is 62. Jazz musician Gerald Albright is 56. Actor Michael Chiklis is 50. Actress Cameron Diaz is 41. Rock musician Leon Caffrey (Space) is 40. TV personality Lisa Ling is 40. Rock singer-musician Aaron Barrett (Reel Big Fish) is 39. Actor Michael Gladis is 36. Rock musician Matt Taul (Tantric; Days of the New) is 35. Tennis player Andy Roddick is 31. Rock musician Ryan Ross is 27. Actor Cameron Finley is 26.
Robin Thicke's Lines Prevents Katy Perry From Roaring To The Top
Robin Thicke has kept Katy Perry off the top of the pop charts. “Blurred Lines” scored a 12th week at number one. The tune becomes one of only 14 hits to land 12 weeks or more at the top. Perry's “Roar” stays put at two, while Miley Cyrus' “We Can't Stop” holds at three.
Kris Jenner's talk show cancelled
Kris Jenner's talk show has been cancelled after 6 weeks. Viewership never improved over the trial run. Advertisers were no longer supportive. Talk show insiders say viewers were turned off by her constant references to her family, which already has several other shows.
Snooki, Amber Riley to be on DWTS in the fall
The 17th season cast of DWTS will be announced on GMA Sept. 4. But several cast members have already been revealed: Snooki, Leah Remini, Valerie Harper, Glee's Amber Riley, Hip Hop singer Christina Milian, actress Elizabeth Berkley, & football star Keyshawn Johnson.
Harry Connick Jr. in Talks to Join American Idol
Harry Connick Jr. is in talks to join “American Idol.” He previously appeared as a mentor. He would fill in the third slot at the judges table, next to Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban. They need that third judge fast…American Idol is just weeks away from auditions.
Justin Timberlake meets with young brain surgery survivor
Justin Timberlake briefly stopped his media tour in New York yesterday to meet a 13-year-old brain surgery survivor. The girl is a Make-A-Wish kid. Her mother snapped a photo of them together. It’s now the girl’s screen saver. He hugged her & told her to “be well.”
Lamar Odom back with Khloe, hits up a Taco Bell
Lamar Odom was spotted yesterday at a Taco Bell drive-thru. He proudly displayed his wedding ring. He has returned home after going MIA for several days. He's still undecided about seeking treatment for his drug problem. For now, he and Khloe are working on it.
Britney Spears hints at new video
Britney Spears has hinted she is rehearsing for a ''top secret'' new video. She wrote on Twitter: “Rehearsing for something top secret happening next week...” A countdown clock on her website promises a big announcement on September 17.
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones Split
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have decided to take a break from their marriage. They have been married 13 years and have 2 children, ages 13 and 10. Neither has filed for divorce or moved toward a legal separation.
Paris Hilton signs DJ contract in Spain
The nightclub where Paris Hilton spent the past couple of months spinning music has signed her for 2014. She has been a major draw this summer at Amnesia nightclub in Spain. She played to packed crowds on a weekly basis. No word on how she is being paid.
Lil’ Scrappy arrested after gas station fight
Lil' Scrappy was arrested at a Georgia gas station at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. He got into a fight with a man who called his girlfriend names. Both were arrested for disorderly conduct. Scrappy was very cooperative, & released a short time later.
Shania Twain turns 48, talks new album
Shania Twain turned 48 yesterday. She is set to return to the Vegas Strip on October 15 for a series of dates through December. She is working on her first new album since 2002's "Up!" She admits to being a fan of Lana Del Rey.
Elton John's partner opening Vegas champagne bar
David Furnish is planning to open a swanky champagne lounge in Las Vegas. The FIZZ Las Vegas bar is set to debut this fall at Caesars Palace. His partner, Elton John, performs his show in Vegas. The venue will be modeled after their home in Los Angeles.
That’s not Blue Ivy on Drake's album cover
The image of a child on Drake's new album, "Nothing Was the Same," is not Blue Ivy Carter, daughter of Jay Z and Beyonce. The unveiling of the cover prompted speculation on Twitter about the child's identity. Drake said he’s looking at himself, as a child.
Jessica Simpson Planning Wedding Again
Jessica Simpson is finally ready to tie the knot with fiance Eric Johnson. Her wedding was derailed by two pregnancies. They became engaged in 2010 and postponed their nuptials twice. She was paid $100,000 by Us Weekly for the first photos of her son Ace Knute.
Harry Styles' bow tie up for charity auction
One Direction’s Harry Styles' bow tie is being auctioned for charity. It’s being sold on eBay to raise money for ‘Believe In Magic,’ a charity which helps bring joy to terminally ill children. The item is part of the '50 celebrities, 50 items, 50 charities' auction.
Jennifer Hudson sings on 'Winnie Mandela' soundtrack
Before you see Jennifer Hudson play Winnie Mandela on screen, you can hear her on the soundtrack. RCA Records will release the Winnie Mandela movie soundtrack on Tuesday. Hudson plays the title role in the film, out Sept. 6. The song is called “Bleed For Love.”
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is 77. TV personality Robin Leach is 72. Musician Dan Truman (Diamond Rio) is 57. Actress Rebecca DeMornay is 54. Singer Me'Shell NdegeOcello (n-DAY'-gay-OH'-chehl-oh) is 44. Rhythm-and-blues singer Carl Martin (Shai) is 43. Actress Carla Gugino is 42. Rock musician Kyle Cook (Matchbox Twenty) is 38. Actor John Hensley is 36. Rock musician David Desrosiers (Simple Plan) is 33. Rapper A+ is 31. Actress Jennifer Landon is 30. Actor Jeffrey Licon is 28. Actress-singer Lea Michele (TV: "Glee") is 27. Rock singer Liam Payne (One Direction) is 20. Michael Jackson was born on this date in Gary, Indiana in 1958.
What in the HELL was up with Miley Cyrus on last night's MTV VMA's? Half naked. Tongue hanging out of her mouth. Humping Robin Thicke's leg like a dog in heat. It was disgusting. Outrageous. Embarrassing. Sad. Pathetic. I thought NSYNC was fantastic!!! Classy & Cool. Good Job guys!
Congrats to actor Alec Baldwin. He's a dad for the 2nd time! Alec & his (much younger!) wife Hilaria welcomed a Baby Girl over the weekend. They named her Carmen Gabriela. Alec has a 17 year old daughter Ireland - from his marriage to Kim Basinger.
More congrats are in order today - there is an engagement to announce! Real Housewives star Taylor Armstrong said YES to her boyfriend John Bluher. Taylor was previously married to Russell Armstrong - he sadly committed suicide.
Khloe Kardashian is headed to the BIG D ... and I don't mean Dallas. She has buster her husband not just cheating on her - but Lamar Odom has a severe drug addiction!!! He has allegedly been abusing CRACK COCAINE for 2 years!!!! Khloe tried to get him to rehab last week. He refused. She kicked him out of the house. WOW! Wonder if the Reality TV show will film any of it? Or is that too real?
Kelly Clarkson called off her BIG WHITE WEDDING yesterday - and now the rumor is that she is preggers! Kelly says it ain't true. She and her fiance Brandon decided to nix the BIG (500 people!) fancy wedding they had planned for the Fall. Instead - they want to have a small, intimate affair. There is NO bun in the oven. Just an overwhelmed fiance. Cheers!
Simon Cowell and his Baby Mama have been reunited and it feels ... LIKE A BOY! Yep - Lauren Silverman has met her man on vacay in the South of France. Rough Life! Lauren was married to Simon's BFF - until she got knocked up. Word on the street is - the baby is a boy. Simon Junior? We shall see ... 5 months to go.
Ben Affleck as BATMAN?! WHAAAAAAT? It's true - BA has been cast as the next Batman. The new movie will begin filming later this year. It will be released in theaters July 2015. I just ... no ... can't ... Ben as Batman? Not digging it. Is the movie gonna be shot in Boston at a Red Sox game? A walk on role with Larry Bird? It's just so .... WEIRD! Even Christian Bale was like .... BEN?! BEN?
Don't forget - Sunday night - MTV - VMA'S - NSYCNC REUNION! No words to describe my excitement. Just watch it. And cry. And dance in your living room to 'Bye Bye Bye'. For reals. My inner 16 year old is in FREAK mode! AHHHHHHH!
Lamar Odom will NOT be charged with any crime after smashing a paparazzi's camera in LA last month. I mean - he went ape on the guy & his camera. Smashed it to pieces!!! But since he's a celeb - and married to a Kardashian - the LA City Attorney has decided NOT to press any criminal charged. Lamar might have to attend Anger Management classes ... OOOOH! What a harsh sentence. HA!
Kelly Clarkson's BIG WHITE WEDDING has been called off ... in exchange for a SMALL VEGAS WEDDING! KC announced yesterday she & her fiance have been overwhelmed by wedding planning & decided to nix the 500 person Fall wedding they were planning in Tenseness. Kelly said they sent out 'Save the Date' cards - but are now calling friends/family to say they want to elope.
Reality TV star Gia Allemand will be laid to rest today in her home state of New York. The 29 year old former Bachelor contestant committed suicide in her New Orleans home last week. 3 memorial service across the country have been held. Today's funeral will be attended by former Reality TV contestants & Chris Harrison - the host of The Bachelor.
And finally - KUDOS to actor Wentworth Miller ... the former Prison Break star went public with the news that he is gay in a letter to Petersburg International Film Festival director Maria Averbakh, who had invited him to attend. According to the message, which was posted on GLAAD's website, Miller thanked her for the "kind invitation" but turned it down because, "As a gay man … I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government."
WOW!! There has been a lot of speculation about the 1 year old acotr's sexuality ... does he have a girlfriend? Is he secretly married? The rumors have followed him for years - and now for him to come OUT with a letter to Russia like this. I say BRAVO!
Simon Cowell has officially confirmed he is going to be a DAD! On the red carpet at a movie premiere in London last night, he told a BBC reporter "he feels good about it". Simon was the forever Bachelor, unit he got his best friend's wife pregnant. Lauren Silverman is the Baby Mama & will soon be officially divorced. She has a 7 year old son.
It's official - baby North West will be seen for the 1st time ... on her Granny's TV Talk Show! They turned down a $3 Million Dollar offer, but they can't say no to Grandma. Kris Jenner secured the 1st interview with Baby Daddy Kanye West on her Talk Show. The interview will air Friday - along with a picture of the baby. No word if Kim Kardashian will appear on the show. Can we saying RATINGS BOOSTER!!! WOW!
The Kate effect has hit the UK again! After wearing a pretty pink maternity dress in the 1st 'Royal Family Photo' - that dress has SOLD OUT! Kate Middleton wore the $78 dollar dress when she posed for pics with her husband Prince William & son George. Ladies in London went Goo Goo for Glamour & snapped up the dress. Within 2 HOURS - it was SOLD OUT!
Backstreets Back ... and so is NSYNC! The 5 guys who made up the band NSYNC will reunite for the 1st time in over 10 years! They will perform Sunday night at the MTV Video Music Awards. And it gets better ... rumor has it BRITNEY SPEARS will introduce the guys. YES!!! My inner 16 year old is squealing!!!
Congrats to Reality TV star Kim Zolciak - not only is she expecting with her NFL stud husband Kroy Beirman ... she is expecting TWINS!!! TWINS! Kim has 2 daughters from a previous relationship & 2 sons with Kroy. This will bring the grand total of babies to 6! Now that's a Reality TV show I would watch. Get on it Andy Cohen!
Sad news in Hollywood - actor Lee Thompson Young was found dead in his LA home. He was 29 years old & a former DISNEY TV child actor. Police are saying he died as a result of a single gunshot wound - a suicide. So sad.
Crazy day for Dick Van Dyke yesterday - his car CAUGHT ON FIRE!!! And was totally engulfed. The 87 year old was driving down the freeway in his Jaguar when smoke started to billow out of the hood. Within minutes - the car was fully engulfed. Dick credits the quick response from EMTs & witnesses for getting him out in time. WOW! The car is a total loss - but I think he can afford a new one. Right?
NSYNC is reuniting ... a dream come true! The band is getting back together for 1 night & 1 night only. This Sunday night at the MTV Vide Music Awards. I will be ready to go - in bed, bottle of wine & a bowl of ice cream. Bring it JT!
Lindsay Lohan sat down with Oprah Winfrey last night in an EXCLUSIVE interview on the OWN Network. Lindsay admitted to being addicted to alcohol ... and using cociane 10-15 times. Tell us something we didn't know. The 1 hour interview was taped in NYC about 48 hours after Lindsay was released from her 7th stay in rehab. Lindsay told Oprah she wants to stay clean, is not taking Adderall & has no hard feelings towards her mom & dad.
Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs was a system failure. Somebody reboot his career ASAP ... WOW! The movie that had all the buzz TANKED at the Box Office. It came in 7th place. 7TH! Like almost last. It made a miserable $7 million dollars. Did you see it? I guess I won't.
Perez Hilton & Lady Gaga got in a HUGE Twitter fight last night! Did you see it? Gaga & Perez used to be BFF'S - but had a big falling out. Who knew? And last night it exploded with Gaga calling Perez a stalker. Gaga has since DELETED all her negative Tweets - and Perez posted a message on his blog basically saying Gaga is a drug addict with issues. OH SNAP! The claws are out. MEEEEEEEOOOOOOW!!!
This is just a weird story ... sad - but weird! Remember that band The Calling? They had that song 'Where You Will Go' and then they split up. Well - the band was in the process of getting back together. They were even playing a small gig in a Michigan town this weekend when the lead singer went to walk to a Mini Mart (at 4AM!!!) he was attacked & abducted. His bandmates found him on train tracks. No more details are available - but Alex Band is in the hsopital. CRAZY!!
Kim K & Kanye (Hey! That ryhmes) flew under the radar & on a private jet to Oklahoma over the weekend. K, K & Baby North went to Kanye's Grandpa's funeral. Still no pics of this 'alleged baby' ... DOES SHE EXIST?! I need photographic proof. HA!
“Bachelor” actress Gia Allemand dies by hanging in New Orleans
Gia Allemand, who appeared on "The Bachelor" in 2010 & "Bachelor Pad," has died. She was 29. She was taken Monday night to University Hospital in New Orleans after being found hanging. She was taken off life support yesterday. Funeral arrangements are pending.
'Real Housewives of NJ' stars plead not guilty, allowed to remain free
Husband-and-wife stars of the "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" pleaded not guilty to 39 financial fraud charges Wednesday. Teresa and Guiseppe "Joe" Giudice made their pleas in federal court. Trial date is set Oct. 8, but will likely be postponed until 2014.
Justin Timberlake releases track listing for 20/20-2
Justin Timberlake has unveiled the tracklist for his follow-up to ‘The 20/20 Experience.’ It’s titled ‘The 20/20 Experience - 2 Of 2.’ He revealed the name of each track via 11 different videos on Instagram last night. It’s out Sept. 30, along with a compilation version of both.
Kim, Kanye and North make first appearance post-birth at medical center
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West took baby North West to an L.A. medical facility Wednesday. Photos show their nanny carrying the child in a car seat, fully covered in a blanket. Kanye is seen smiling. Kim concealed her figure under a baggy button-down.
Lauren Silverman, husband settle divorce, she can move on to Simon
Simon Cowell’s girlfriend Lauren Silverman has settled her divorce withAndrew Silverman.
They agreed to joint custody over their 7-year-old son. She gets just over $2 million.
Lauren will live in New York City so she can be close to her son.
Khloe Kardashian not divorcing Lamar Odom, says Kris Jenner
Khloe Kardashian's mother, Kris Jenner, said Khloe is not divorcing her husband, professional basketball player Lamar Odom. Jenner said media reports claiming divorce documents could be filed are untrue. Two women claim they were intimate with Odom.
Bon Jovi Cancels New York State Fair Appearance
Bon Jovi has cancelled an appearance at the New York State Fair. They were scheduled to appear Aug. 28 at the Fair in Syracuse. Instead, they’ll perform Aug. 25 at a political fundraiser for Governor Andrew Cuomo. Tickets are $1000 a plate.
Justin Bieber accepts marriage proposal from 8-year-old fan battling liver disease
Justin Bieber met with an 8-year-old fan and accepted her marriage proposal. Atlanta born Annalysha Brown-Rafanan is suffering from a life threatening liver condition. Make-A-Wish set up the meeting that happened backstage in Atlanta last Saturday.
John Mayer praises Katy Perry's new single
John Mayer is proud of girlfriend Kay Perry's new song, despite their different musical styles. He expects “Roar” to be a big hit for her. Their duet ''Who You Love' is on his upcoming album 'Paradise Valley.' He greatly admires her “artistic personality.”
Karrueche Tran tells Chris Brown to ignore Internet naysayers
Chris Brown's girlfriend has advised him to avoid Internet gossip. Karrueche Tran told him there’s nothing positive to gain from reading negative posts about him. Last week, he suffered a stress-related seizure. He posted on Twitter he was ''tired of being famous''.
Lindsay Lohan Lands First Acting Role since rehab
Lindsay Lohan has landed her first acting role since leaving rehab last month. She has a guest role in the HBO series ‘Eastbound & Down.’ She plays the daughter of one of the main characters, and is filming a wedding scene in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Kings Of Leon Stars Hosting Food Festival
Kings Of Leon are hosting a food festival in their hometown of Nashville next month. They will co-host the ‘Music City Eats’ festival, which will showcase some of the city's top chefs while bands perform live music. The festival is September 21 and 22nd.
Paris Hilton: I'm not an airhead
Paris Hilton insists she's not an ''airhead.'' She says it was all an act for TV. She said there are a lot of misconceptions because people remember her from 'The Simple Life'. Her advice: “Stick with people you trust. There are not many people worth trusting.''
Civil rights activist Vernon Jordan is 78. Actress Pat Priest (Marilyn on The Munsters) is 77. Rock singer-musician Tom Johnston (The Doobie Brothers) is 65. Actress Tess Harper is 63. Actress Debra Messing is 45. Actor Anthony Anderson is 43. Actor Ben Affleck is 41. Singer Mikey Graham (Boyzone) is 41. Actress Natasha Henstridge is 39. Actress Nicole Paggi is 36. Rock singer Joe Jonas (The Jonas Brothers) is 24. ActressJennifer Lawrence is 23. Rap DJ Smoove da General (Cali Swag District) is 23.
Katy Perry is returning to the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards Aug. 25. She will sing her new song, "Roar," live for the first time. She hasn't performed at the VMAs since 2009. "Roar," released Monday, is the first single from her new album, "PRISM," due out Oct. 22.
Lady Gaga's single officially released
Due to Internet leaks, Lady Gaga has released the full version of her new single, ‘Applause.’ It’s out the same day asKaty Perry's ‘Roar.’ The original release date was set for Aug. 19. She'll also perform it live at the MTV VMAs show Aug. 25.
Justin Bieber grants 200th Make-A-Wish request
Justin Bieber is the first recording artist to make 200 dreams come true through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He met an 8-year-old girl in Atlanta Saturday who suffers from a life-threatening liver condition. She attended his concert, and he took her family backstage.
Cory Monteith's Possessions Moved Out Of Los Angeles Apartment
Cory Monteith’s belongings were moved out of his Los Angeles apartment on Monday. He lived on the 12th floor of the Sunset Vine Residence Tower in Hollywood. He died in Vancouver July 13. The workers would not disclose where they are taking the possessions.
Usher's Son Out Of Hospital
Usher's son is out of the hospital and recovering a week after he nearly drowned in a swimming pool. He has a bandage on his right arm. Usher has retained custody of both sons. On Monday, Usher Raymond V visited an indoor play center with his grandmother.
Taylor Swift’s Bucket List: ‘Get a College Degree’
It’s going to happen “somehow, someway,” Taylor Swift tells Marie Claireon her bucket list priority -- “Get a college degree.” She has 7 Grammy Awards, 12 Billboard Awards and Forbes puts her net worth at more than $200 million. What she wants most: “a diploma.” Adele considering movie role
Adele has been offered a role in the new movie “The Secret Service.” She would play one of the villains. The cast is to include Samuel L. Jackson and Colin Firth. Filming begins next year. Adele won in the Best Original Song category for singing the theme to 'Skyfall.'
Simon Cowell vacationing during pregnant gal pal's divorce drama
Simon Cowell was spotted boarding a yacht in France while his pregnant girlfriend is divorcing her husband. He is expecting a child with New York socialite Lauren Silverman. Andrew Silverman is fighting for primary custody of the 7-year-old son he has with Lauren.
Amanda Bynes is making 'improvements'
Amanda Bynes is making ''significant improvements'' in the hospital. Her involuntary psychiatric hold was extended by 30 days on Friday. Her mother Lynnwas granted a temporary conservatorship. All decisions must be approved by her lawyer and the judge.
Guns N' Roses proposal prompts police probe
The Las Vegas Police helicopter unit is under internal investigation. The helicopter gave a private ride to Guns N' Roses guitarist "DJ" Ashba & his now-fiance’, Colombian actress and model Nathalia Henao. They posted a photo online. The ride ended at police headquarters.
Ben Affleck meets with Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan got a surprise visit while in rehab -- Ben Affleck had a secret meeting with her as a show of support. Affleck was in rehab back in 2001. He gave her advice on how to maintain sobriety after rehab. He also gave her tips on how to make a comeback.
Lindsay Lohan hits the gym
Lindsay Lohan has developed a new love of exercise. She is working out on a regular basis after giving up all her prescription medication. Her medical team thinks she was wrongly diagnosed with ADD as a child and never needed the medication (Adderall).
Zendaya's debut album coming Sept. 17
DWTSrunner-up Zendaya will release her self-titled debut album Sept. 17. The 16-year-old actress/singer stars on the Disney Channel sitcom ‘Shake It Up.’ The Disney Channel will premiere the video for ‘Replay’, the album's first single, this Thursday.
Claims thrown out in Paula Deen lawsuit
A federal judge Monday threw out race discrimination claims by a former Savannah restaurant manager for Paula Deen. The former white employee was offended at comments to minority workers by Deen’s brother. A sexual harassment lawsuit can still proceed.
Another Skywalker: Lucas, wife have baby daughter
"Star Wars" creator George Lucas and new wife Mellody Hobson are parents to a baby daughter. Everest Hobson Lucas was born Friday, the first child for Lucas and Hobson, who were married in June. The baby was born via surrogate. He also has 3 adult children.
Carrie Underwood Launching Her Own Nail Polish Line
Carrie Underwood is launching her own nail polish collection with beauty giant Opi. The new line features 14 colors, with each shade showcasing different facets of her personality. The gold-textured lacquer in the line has been called Carrie'd Away. It’s due out in January.
Oprah Winfrey Still Searching For Perfect Broadway Role
Oprah Winfrey is determined to make the move to Broadway after returning to the big screen in “The Butler.” She plays Forest Whitaker's onscreen wife. She has been reading through scripts for potential Broadway projects. She says, “Broadway is in my future."
Kristen Stewart Going Back To cyber-college
Kristen Stewart is preparing to go back to school…online. She has signed on to study English Literature at UCLA via a correspondence course. She wants to complete her college education. She can study in her own time while honoring her filming commitments.
Did you head to the movies this weekend? If you did - here's what was 1st 2nd & 3rd. The science fiction thriller "Elysium" topped the weekend box office with $30 million. It was followed by “We’re the Millers” with $26 million & Disney’s “Planes” with $22 million. The year-to-date gross of $7 billion is even with last year, although attendance is down 2.9%.
Michele dedicates Teen Choice Award to Monteith
It was an emotional night for actress Lea Michele. She won Choice TV Actress in the Teen Choice Awards last night in LA. She dedicated it to boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith, who died July 13th from a Drug Overdose. “Glee" also won Choice TV Comedy.
Kevin Federline marries Victoria Prince in Vegas after 24-hour engagement
I wonder what britney thinks about this ... HA HA! Remember Kevin Federline? Well he married longtime girlfriend Victoria Prince in Las Vegas Saturday night. They exchanged vows in the penthouse of the Hard Rock Hotel. They got engaged and picked up their license Friday. They have been together since 2008 & have a daughter, Jordan Kay.
Jennifer Aniston Treats Justin Theroux To Star-studded Birthday Party
Did she FINALLY find 'The One'?! OH SNAP! If they did get married Saturday, they kept it a secret. Jennifer Aniston and 50 celebrities & friends toasted Justin Theroux's 42nd birthday on Saturday. There were rumors they would get married. It was a milestone, though…they became engaged a year ago Saturday.
Courteney Cox Breaks Wrist On Vacation
Talk about the WORST VACATION EVER!!! Actress Courteney Cox has cut short a summer vacation in Mexico after breaking her wrist. She was enjoying time with friends in Cancun when she slipped and fell on Saturday. Doctors were called to her hotel room. She has returned to L.A. for treatment by a specialist.
In 1974, President Richard Nixon announced his resignation, effective the next day, following damaging new revelations in the Watergate scandal.
Simon Cowell still dating Lauren Silverman
Simon Cowell is still in a relationship with Lauren Silverman. The newly separated New York socialite is pregnant with their first child. She is due in Feb. Her husband Andrew, a former friend of Simon, has filed for divorce, citing adultery. The affair allegedly began in 2009.
Usher's son is recovering well, mom in court tomorrow for custody hearing
Usher's oldest son is making a swift recovery and will be released from the hospital in a few days. Five-year-old Usher Raymond V almost drowned in a swimming pool when his hand got stuck in a drain. His mother, Tameka, will be in court Friday to try to secure custody.
'Big Brother 15': Spencer Clawson probed by cops after child porn jokes
Big Brother houseguest Spencer Clawson was caught on live feeds Monday joking about pleasuring himself to children. His hometown police department in Conway, Ark. looked into it. They found no criminal acts committed. His conductor job at Union Pacific is pending.
Jennifer and Justin may tie the knot at “secret” birthday party
Close friends and family have been invited to attend a birthday party for Justin Theroux on Saturday. He turns 42. They were told to keep it quiet, but word has leaked out. There is strong speculation he and Jennifer Aniston will marry at the party.
LeAnn Rimes to star in reality show with husband
LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian are filming a reality series for VH1 to air later this year or in early 2014. They want to take control of the way the public sees them. Eddie’s 2 sons with Brandi Glanville will be included. They are now 9 and 6.
Paula Deen turns down 'Dancing with the Stars'
Paula Deen turned down a chance to compete on "Dancing with the Stars." Co-host Tom Bergeron said it would be a good chance to re-start her career, now on hold. She is 66. Her rep said, "The dance floor is not the appropriate forum for her." Season 17 starts Sept. 16.
Kardashian Sisters' Former Stepmom Files For Defamation
Kim Kardashian's former stepmother is suing the Kardashian family. Ellen Pearson claims she had a right to go public with Robert Kardashian’s journals. She also claims they have defamed her on their show. The Kardashians say the journals belong to them.
Tracy Morgan Introduces Daughter Maven Sonae
Tracy Morgan showed off his family’s newest addition in a snapshot posted on his WhoSay account on Wednesday. Maven Sonae Morgan was born July 2. The photo was taken at 2 weeks. She is Tracy’s first child with fiancé Megan Wollover.
Amber Tamblyn to add woman's touch to 'Two and a Half Men'
Two and a Half Menis adding some female perspective. Amber Tamblyn will join the 11th-season in a recurring guest role. She will play the late Charlie Harper's illegitimate bisexual daughter, Jenny. She moves to L.A. to pursue an acting career and reconnect with family.
Hulk Hogan wants son to star in movie
Hulk Hogan is working on a movie about his life. He is developing a biopic about himself and thinks his son Nick, age 22, should play him on the big screen. Asked if he thought his son might be suitable for the leading role, he told an interviewer: ''He'd be perfect.''
A PBS series explores 5 centuries of black history
PBS will air "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross" on Oct. 22. It’s a six-hour documentary series that traces 500 years of black history. Between 1501 & 1866, 388,000 slaves were brought from Africa to America. 42 million of their descendants are alive today.
Beyonce debuts blonde pixie haircut on Instagram
Beyonce has debuted a close-cropped new hairstyle in a series of Instagram photos. They were taken in her dressing room as she admired her new 'do in the mirror. She kept her honey blonde color, but let go of the lengthy locks she's known for.
Ke$ha's penis-shaped jewelry sells out in less than a week
Ke$hia’s new jewelry line, Kesha Rose by Charles Albert, went on sale last week. Most of the pieces are sold out. They range in price from $15 to $600. The top seller: a phallic-themed necklace. The collection includes bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and rings.
One Of 'Wizard Of Oz' 'Munchkins', Dies Aged 89
Margaret Pellegrini, one of the last 3 remaining Munchkins from The Wizard of Oz, died Wednesday. She was 89 years old. She suffered a stroke at her Phoenix home. She was 3-foot-4. 124 Munchkins appeared in the 1939 film. Only 2 are left, both in their 90s.
Actor Dustin Hoffman is 76. Actress Connie Stevens is 75. Rhythm-and-blues singer Airrion Love (The Stylistics) is 64. Actor Donny Most (Happy Days) is 60. Rock musician Dennis Drew (10,000 Maniacs) is 56. TV personality Deborah Norville is 55. Actor-singer Harry Crosby is 55. Rock musician The Edge (U2) is 52. Rapper Kool Moe Dee is 51. Rock singer Scott Stapp is 40. Singer JC Chasez ('N Sync) is 37. Actress Tawny Cypress is 37. Rhythm-and-blues singer Drew Lachey (lah-SHAY') (98 Degrees) is 37. Rhythm-and-blues singer Marsha Ambrosius is 36. Actress Lindsay Sloane is 36. Actress Countess Vaughn is 35. Actress Meagan Good is 32. Britain's Princess Beatrice of York is 25.
Usher's 5-year-old son is in hospital ICU after nearly drowning in pool
WOW! This is scary - and the 911 call is horrific! Pop star Usher's 5-year-old son, Usher Raymond V, is in an Atlanta hospital. He was in a pool Monday evening when he dove down to get a toy stuck in a drain. His arm got caught. His aunt, a maid and 2 men working in the house rescued him. He is expected to fully recover. Usher rushed to his son's side at the ICU in Atlanta. WOW!
Usher’s ex-wife wants custody of their 2 sons after pool incident
So after the almost near fatl drowning yesterday - Usher's ex-wife is asking for an emergency custody hearing. Tameka Raymond claims Usher is letting other people care for their 2 kids. She especially does not like Usher’s aunt, Rena Oden. Usher has primary custody of both kids and Tameka has limited custodial rights.
Al Roker oversleeps, misses 'Wake Up with Al'
Al Roker missed Tuesday's airing of "Wake Up with Al" in New York because he overslept. "After 39 years, it happened," he tweeted. "I overslept and missed a show." "Wake Up with Al" airs at 6 a.m. on The Weather Channel. He did show up in time for the Today Show.
Adele plans son's first birthday party in Sept a month early
Adele has booked the top floor of the Beaufort Hotel in London for her son's first birthday. Angelo was born last October 19. She is celebrating a month early at the exclusive venue in London's wealthy Chelsea district. In June, she brought him to Central Park zoo in NYC.
PBS doc looks at Journey's lead singer search
A documentary on the band Journey will air on PBS Sept. 20. It details how the band found a Filipino nightclub singer on YouTube to replace Steve Perry. They sound exactly alike. 45-year-old Arnel Pineda does spot-on renditions of "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Faithfully."
Charlie Sheen Photographed With Porn Star Trio In Hawaii
Charlie Sheen has once again proved himself to be a man of great sophistication, taste and intelligence. He appeared in photographs with a trio of topless women in Hawaii. They are adult video actresses. He posted on Twitter the only girls he lives with are his 2 daughters.
Pregnant Hilaria Baldwin Munching On Garlic To Induce Labor
Alec Baldwin's heavily pregnant wife has taken to gobbling garlic to naturally kick-start the labor process. Hilaria Baldwin has passed her due date. The baby is her first child with Alec. He is also dad to 17-year-old model Ireland, from his first marriage to Kim Bay-singer.
Jack Osbourne's wife Lisa pregnant with baby No. 2
The wife of Jack Osbourne announced on her blog Tuesday she is pregnant with her second child. Lisa Osbourne wrote, "I am in my 2nd trimester. We feel blessed that our family is growing & Pearl will have a little brother or sister to play with.” Pearl was born in April 2012.
Bachelorette Desiree picks...SPOILER ALERT! DON'T READ IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW!!
On “The Bachelorette” finale: Desiree chose Chris, who gave her a sparkling 3.5-carat Neil Lane ring. How do you say NO to diamonds?! HA! Of course - she gave him the final rose. Last season's Bachelor Sean Lowe and fiancé Catherine Giudici showed up to announce they’re getting married…”soon.”
ABC Reveals The Next 'Bachelor'...ANOTHER SPOILER ALERT!!
HOLA!!! Juan Pablo (Galavis)! The Venezuelan former soccer player and single dad will be the next star of “The Bachelor”. Daughter Camila was born in February 2009. Her mother moved on. The show will return in January next year. He turned 32 yesterday...and he is SEXY!
Chris Brown turns himself in hours after 50 Cent leaves court
Chris Brown turned himself in at an L.A. jail for his hit-and-run case -- a day ahead of schedule. He showed up at the Van Nuys jail at 2 p.m. Monday. He was booked & released with no bail. 50 Cent was in court there earlier. When he left, so did the photogs.
50 Cent pleads not guilty to domestic violence
50 Cent pled not guilty to domestic violence & vandalism charges involving an ex-girlfriend who is the mother of his child. He was ordered to stay away from Daphne Narvarez and have no contact. He’s due back in court Sept. 4 for a pretrial hearing.
Lindsay Lohan takes Oprah’s advice, lets plane fly off without her
Lindsay Lohan will not be going to Europe for a 3-week vacation. Oprah convinced her she'd relapse if she went. Her flight out of New York was scheduled last night. The plane left without her. Oprah convinced her the temptation to relapse would be too great.
Kanye West, Lady Gaga to perform at MTV Video Music Awards
Kanye West will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards this month. He will perform his single "Black Skinhead" at the Aug. 25 awards show. It will be his 7th performance at the VMAs, tying Madonna. Lady Gaga will also perform live.
Teresa Giudice, hubby enjoy beach vacation
Fraud indictment? No worries. It's beach time! Teresa and Joe Giudice were indicted on 39 counts of fraud last week. They celebrated by hitting the Hamptons. They shared a photo online of their time in the surf. Teresa is expected to plead not guilty at a hearing Aug. 14.
Jennifer Lopez could return to 'American Idol' as a judge ... but it could cost a reported $40 million dollars! Keith Urban has signed on to return as a judge. Mariah Carey & Nikki Minaj are OUT. Seacrest is in. I say bring Paula Abdul back!
Actress Lea Michelle has been seen in public for the 1st time since her boyfriend Corey Montheith passed away. The star of the FOX TV show 'GLEE' attended a baby shower. She was surrounded by family & friends ... trying to cover her from the paparazzi. Corey Monteith died after an overdose of heroin & alcohol. SO SAD!
Tonight we will find out ... who will Desiree choose! It is a 3 hour finale of ABC's 'The Bachelorette'. Brooks left the show - which leaves her with Chris & Drew. Producers are said to be pulling out all the stops for this to be the biggest finale ever! I wonder if they bring Brooks back? I love him!!!
Ellen DeGeneres is returning to the Academy! The TV talk show diva will host the 86th Annual Academy Awards March 2nd LIVE from LA. Ellen confirmed she will host the Oscars via her Twitter account on Friday. The last time she hosted was in 2007. WOO HOO! Love Ellen. She is the real deal.
A year ago today, Gabby Douglas of Va Beach became the third American in a row to win gymnastics' biggest prize when she claimed the all-around Olympic title.
2 Guns – A DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer find themselves on the run after a botched attempt to infiltrate a drug cartel. While fleeing, they learn the secret of their shaky alliance: Neither knew that the other was an undercover agent. Stars Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg and Paula Patton. Rated R.
The Smurfs 2 – The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped by Gargamel since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer's newest creation - creatures called the Naughties - into real Smurfs. Features an all-star cast of voices including Neil Patrick Harris, Christina Ricci, Katy Perry, George Lopez and Sofia Vergara. Rated PG (for some rude humor and action, but safe for kids.)
The Canyons (limited release) - When Christian, an LA trust-fund kid with casual ties to Hollywood, learns of a secret affair between Tara and the lead of his film project, Ryan, he spirals out of control, and his cruel mind games escalate into an act of bloody violence. Stars Lindsay Lohan, James Deen, and Amanda Brooks. Unrated, but not for children.
Keith Urban returning as 'American Idol' judge
Keith Urban is coming back to "American Idol." He’s the only returning judge from last season. Fans and producers say he deserved another season. He was routinely overshadowed by bickering on the panel. Jennifer Lopez & Jennifer Hudson are in talks.
'Glee' will likely end after six seasons
Fox Entertainment plans to end “Glee” after Season Six. It’s going into Season 5. The show could still continue if there is fan interest, or a breakout among a new crop of kids. The death of Cory Monteith's character Finn will be addressed in the third episode Oct. 10.
Megan Fox is pregnant with second child
Megan Fox is pregnant again. She and husband Brian Austin Green have a 10-month-old son, Noah. She is currently filming 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.' The couple first started dating in 2004 and tied the knot in June 2010.
Lawsuit against Shakira by ex-boyfriend dismissed
A lawsuit by Shakira's ex-boyfriend will not be heard in California. A judge determined it should be filed in her native Columbia or the Bahamas. Antonio de la Rua wants compensation for making her a global star. They broke up in 2011 after a decade together.
Lindsay Lohan pre-tapes Chelsea Lately, audience said she was funny
Lindsay Lohan has pre-taped Monday's Chelsea Lately. She told the audience she'd "been on a 90-day court ordered vacation." She also busted on Chelsea Handler for drinking too much. Guests attending the taping said she was funny and in good spirits.
Chelsea Handler unearths Nazi roots on TV show
Chelsea Handler appears next week on Lisa Kudrow's genealogy show “Who Do You Think You Are?” on TLC. She learns about her Jewish grandfather's military background in Germany. She has a Nazi link in her family line. She filmed part of the show in Germany.
Rajskub, Sutherland to reunite on '24' miniseries
Mary Lynn Rajskub (Rash-Kub) is reteaming with Kiefer Sutherland for a 12-episode run of "24: Live Another Day." It debuts next May on Fox. She will reprise her role as Chloe O'Brien. The miniseries is set several years after events of the final season.
Justin Bieber's 'Baby' First Song to Reach 'Diamond' Status
Justin Bieber's hit song 'Baby' has reached ''Diamond status''. It’s the most sold digital single in modern music history. Fans tweeted congratulatory messages, praising the Canadian star for his success. The song is on his debut album, 'My World 2.0'.
Amanda Bynes Loses Latest Bid To Leave Hospital
A judge refused to let Amanda Bynes leave psychiatric treatment at a hospital. Her lawyers argued she’s doing fine now, but her doctors say if she leaves, she won’t take her medication. The judge agreed, on the basis she could be a danger to the public.
Katy Perry 'pleased' with her 'mature' album
Katy Perry is ''pleased'' with the new ''mature'' album she's making. She is working on her fourth album 'PRISM', which contains more adult themes than her previous releases. She is at the stage in her music career where she has the final say on her tracks.
Nick Cannon to host 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous'
Nick Cannon will host of a new version of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous." The show is to begin production this fall. Robin Leach hosted the original version from 1984 to 1995. Cannon is a singer, actor and host of "America's Got Talent." His wife is Mariah Carey.
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis survives SUV collision with BMW
Jamie Lee Curtis was in a serious car accident Thursday. It happened in a highly trafficked area of Venice, Calif. Jamie was a passenger in an SUV that crashed into a BMW. She’s OK, another person is in the hospital. Jamie called Jodie Foster, who showed up within minutes.
James Cameron Confirms Three Avatar Sequels
James Cameron has thrilled Avatar fans by confirming there will be 3 sequels to the 2009 original. He has been shooting deep sea footage for a second Avatar film, which will be set underwater. The three films will hit theaters in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Movie director Wes Craven is 74. Actress Joanna Cassidy is 68. Actress Kathryn Harrold is 63. Actor Butch Patrick ("The Munsters") is 60. Singer Mojo Nixon is 56. Actress Victoria Jackson is 54. Actress Apollonia is 54. Actress Mary-Louise Parker is 49. Rock musician John Stanier is 45. Actor Sam Worthington is 37. Figure skater Michael Weiss is 37. Actor Edward Furlong is 36. Rock musician Devon Glenn is 33. Actress Hallie Eisenberg is 21.