Insurgent- Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side. Stars Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, Jai Courtney & Octavia Spencer. (PG-13)
The Gunman- A sniper on a mercenary assassination team kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier's successful kill shot forces him into hiding. Returning to the Congo years later, he becomes the target of a hit squad himself. Stars Sean Penn, Ray Winstone, Idris Elba, Javier Bardem and Jasmine Trinca. (R)
Do You Believe?- When a pastor is shaken by the visible faith of a street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a journey that impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate. Stars Mira Sorvino, Sean Astin, Alexa PenaVega, and Cybill Shepherd. (PG-13)
Danny Collins- An aging rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year old letter written to him by John Lennon. Stars Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, and Bobby Cannavale. (R)
Harrison Ford, who recently crashed plane, is air film narrator
Harrison Ford, who recently crashed his vintage airplane on a Los Angeles golf course, is returning to the skies - at least with his voice. He will narrate an aviation documentary for National Geographic. It premieres on IMAX screens April 10.
Prosecutors want 'Suge' Knight's bail set at $25 million
Prosecutors want Suge Knight’s bail in his murder case set at $25 million. They say the former rap music mogul has extorted millions from rappers since 2004 and is a gang member. He has a bail hearing today. He has pleaded not guilty.
'American Idol' Recap: Judges Use the Save Early
"American Idol" was supposed to narrow down the contestants to 10 last night. The 11 finalists sang songs from the movies. The judges decided Qaasim Middleton was worth saving. Boy George will be mentoring the finalists for '80s music next week.
Jennifer Lopez Gives Beautiful Performance on 'American Idol'
Jennifer Lopez took over the stage on "American Idol" last night. She treated viewers to a beautiful performance of "Feel the Light" from the upcoming animated film "Home." Scenes were projected onto her white gown. "Home" opens in theaters next Friday, March 27.
Justin Bieber sued by former neighbor for assault
Justin Bieber's former neighbor in Calabasas claims in a lawsuit Bieber spit in his face and terrorized his family. The lawsuit seeks more than $25,000. Bieber has paid them $80,000 for throwing eggs at their home 2 years ago. He remains on probation.
Kate Middleton Will Take Maternity Leave
Kate Middleton will take maternity leave at the end of March. The Duchess will make her final public appearance March 27. She has 3 engagements that support opportunities for young people in London. Prince William will be with her. She’s due in mid-to-late April.
Russell Simmons Developing Hip-hop Musical For Broadway
Rap mogul Russell Simmons is producing a new Hip-hop musical For 2016. ‘The Scenario’ will celebrate the "golden age" of the genre, from the 1980s to the 1990s. He won a Tony Award in 2003 for the Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam shows.
Kevin Hart Surprises Ex-wife With New SUV
Kevin Hart bought his ex-wife a new Cadillac Escalade for her 37th birthday. He and Torrei Hart split more than five years ago and have been in a couple of public spats. They have 2 children. She posted a photo of the car online. He is engaged to wed model Eniko Parrish.
Kevin Hart Still Upset By Airport Toilet Encounter
Kevin Hart was a guest on The Daily Show Wednesday night. He told host Jon Stewart his stand-up routine is based on things that have happened to him. Most memorable: he was in an airport bathroom. A fan kicked open the door & snapped a photo as he flipped the finger.
Mr. T to host home renovation series 'I Pity the Tool'
Mr. T has landed a new home renovation series. He will host ‘I Pity the Tool’ on the DIY Network. The program will follow Mr. T and his team as they remodel outdated homes for veterans and their families. It is scheduled to premiere later this year.
Iggy Azalea Reveals Britney Spears Duet Is Called 'Pretty Girls'
New details about Iggy Azalea and Britney Spears' collaboration have emerged. The duet will be called "Pretty Girls". It will be the first single on her new album, out later this year. Azalea has had to reschedule her tour for September due to "production delays."
Fleetwood Mac Announces Rescheduled Tour of Australia, NZ
Fleetwood Mac's tour of Australia and New Zealand is back on. 10 shows are scheduled across a mix of arenas, wineries and outdoor venues, starting Oct. 22. They’re currently touring North America thru April 19, then head to Europe for 6 weeks.
Bill Murray putting together a celebrity holiday special for Christmas
Bill Murray has recruited some famous friends for a Christmas TV Special. He is teaming up with director Sofia Coppola for the show, which will air sometime during the 2015 holiday season. Guests include George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph.
In 1926, magician Harry Houdini (Erik Weisz) died in Detroit from a ruptured appendix. He told his wife if he could return from the dead, he would. He hasn’t been seen since.
In 1941, the Navy destroyer USS Reuben James was torpedoed by a German U-boat off Iceland with the loss of some 100 lives.
'Idol' judges have glowing reviews for each other
"American Idol" premieres its 13th season on Wednesday, Jan. 15. An audition was held in Atlanta yesterday. Contestants noted the judges were kind and supportive of each other, and offered creative advice. The judges are Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban & Harry Connick Jr.
Eminem's Album Leaks Six Days Before Release
The “Marshall Mathers 2 LP” leaked online Wednesday. File-sharing sites offered the record 6 days before its official release next week. Interscope plans to stream the album on iTunes today. 4 tracks have already been released. He’s musical guest on SNL this weekend.
Chris Brown had booked 2 Halloween gigs, but can’t be there
Chris Brown has become a Halloween nightmare for 2 big nightclubs. He was booked to host a party at the Conga Room in L.A. tonight, followed by another hosting gig tomorrow at Haze nightclub in Vegas. He’s in rehab, so he won’t be at either.
Secret service agent says Chris brown is innocent
A Secret Service agent told D.C. police he was nearby during Chris Brown’s altercation with a man outside his tour bus. He said the victim told the investigating officer Chris didn’t hit him. If the agent testifies, it would save Chris from probation violation, & a return to jail.
Teen guilty of stealing Guy Fieri's Lamborghini
A jury on Wednesday found a 19-year-old man guilty of stealing celebrity chef Guy Fieri's Lamborghini from a San Francisco dealership in 2011. The $200,000 car was in the shop for repairs. He stole it to impress a girl. He also tried to shoot her boyfriend, but missed.
'How I Met Your Mother' Spinoff Series In The Works
'How I Met Your Mother' is in its final season…but that doesn't mean the end is near. CBS is exploring a spinoff series. This time, a female is in search of her future husband. The link? Hangout 'MacLaren's Pub'. The new cast may be introduced in the final episode of 'HIMYM'.
Kerry Washington Is "Four Months" Pregnant With First Child
Kerry Washington is expecting her first baby with husband, NFL star Nnamdi Asomugha. The couple secretly married June 24 in Idaho. She is 4 months along. The pregnancy is being well hidden on ‘Scandal’ with her trademark coats. She hosts SNL this Saturday.
Kristin Cavallari Expecting Second Child With Jay Cutler
Kristin Cavallari is expecting her second child. She and husband Jay Cutler have confirmed they will soon be providing a sibling for their 14-month-old son Camden. She is secretly hoping to have a girl. Cutler is the quarterback for the Chicago Bears.
Kelly Clarkson: 'I Want To Be Pregnant By Christmas'
Kelly Clarkson has set her new husband a festive deadline - she wants to be pregnant by Christmas. She and Brandon Blackstock married in Tennessee Oct 13. She likes being stepmom to his kids Seth and Savannah. She’s now ready to switch careers & be a mom.
Pauly D’s baby mama open to supervised visits
Pauly D has been rejected by his baby mama -- she will not let him visit his 5-month old daughter unsupervised. Pauly's wants to bring Amabella home to his family for 2 weeks. Mama Amanda Markert said no. She would consider a brief supervised visit instead.
Claire Danes to host Nobel Peace Prize concert
Claire Danes has been tapped to host the 20th anniversary Nobel Peace Prize concert in December. The Emmy-winning "Homeland" actress will host the Dec. 11 event in Oslo, Norway. The lineup for this year's concert has yet to be announced.
Lady Gaga in mourning over her dog
Lady Gaga has been wearing all black. Her dog Alice has died at age 17. She tweeted on Tuesday, "We had to put her down, cancer ate away at a little angel. My daddy is so sad, we all are, lost a member of our family. I just pray Alice found her wonderland."
LeAnn Rimes' invasion of privacy suit dismissed
An invasion of privacy lawsuit LeAnn Rimes filed against two Northern California women has been dismissed. Rimes sued the women in August 2012 claiming they recorded a phone conversation and posted it online. The two sides resolved their differences out of court.
Will Ferrell to guest star as Ron Burgundy on 'Conan'
Will Ferrell will appear as his "Anchorman" alter-ego Ron Burgundy on "Conan" next month. The episode is to air Nov. 21. Ferrell appeared as Burgundy on the show in March 2012. "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" is out Dec 20.
Vivid offers Tori Spelling a way out of money troubles
Vivid President Steve Hirsch has offered Tori Spelling big money for her video…if it exists. He wants to see a clip to verify its authenticity. She revealed in her new book she recorded a video with husband Dean McDermott on Valentine's Day 2009.
Justin Bieber buys new home for dad, step-siblings
Justin Bieber shelled out $850k for a 5-bedroom cabin-style home in Ontario for his dad. The house is in the Canadian wilderness in a small town of only 8,000 people. They’re not hiding -- the family name is plastered right on the mailbox. His dad & his 2 kids live there.
Marvin Gaye's children sue over 'Blurred Lines'
Two of Marvin Gaye's children have sued Robin Thicke and his collaborators for allegedly using music & lyrics from Gaye’s hits in their songs. The suit alleges copyright infringement. At the center of the dispute is similarities between "Blurred Lines" & “Got To Give It Up.”
Cher wasn't a fan of drugs
Cher told a magazine interview she experimented with drugs, but didn’t like them. She called it a moral decision. She didn’t see much fun in “getting high.” She also said she & former partner Sonny’s look was an accident: they lost their suitcases.
Queen Latifah dreams of interviewing Michelle Obama
Queen Latifah admits having Michelle Obama on her show would be a ''dream.'' She has named part of her studio the 'Michelle Obama Lounge'. Her new show is designed like a home: guests can relax and chat in a kitchen, den or lounge.
Katy Perry sent John Mayer love letters
Katy Perry and John Mayer exchanged love letters before they started dating. It inspired her new track 'Legendary Lovers.' The song is on her new album 'Prism'. She said their relationship was fate: he was her celebrity crush before they met.
Suzanne Somers Eyes Three's Company Revival With Ritter's Son
Suzanne Somers would like to bring old sitcom Three's Company back – with a twist. Her son would be played by John Ritter's real-life son, Jason, who stars in “Parenthood.” It would mean Chrissie and Jack eventually got married. The series ran in the 1970s.
Avril Lavigne And Chad Kroeger Avoid Temptation With Alcohol And Club Ban
Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger avoid alcohol and partying in nightclubs when they are apart to avoid temptation. They married in July after a whirlwind romance. They are preparing to head out on separate tours this winter. They now live in Ontario, Canada.
Today's Birthdays: Former CBS anchorman Dan Rather is 82. Actress Sally Kirkland is 72. Actor David Ogden Stiers is 71. Actor Brian Doyle-Murray is 68. Actress Deidre Hall is 65. Talk show host Jane Pauley is 63. Actor Brian Stokes Mitchell is 56. Actor Dermot Mulroney is 50. Actor Rob Schneider is 49. Actor-comedian Mike O'Malley is 48. Rap musician Adrock is 47. Rap performer Vanilla Ice (Rob Van Winkle) is 45. Rock musician Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance) is 32. Actor Scott Clifton is 29. Actress Vanessa Marano is 21. Actress-singer Willow Smith is 13.
Troubled singer Chris Brown is heading to rehab in Malibu for anger issues. Brown and his bodyguard were arrested early Sunday morning after an altercation at The W Hotel in Wash. He was released from jail Monday. His probation status hearing is Nov. 20 in Los Angeles.
Kanye West Postpones Second Concert
Kanye West has postponed another concert on his tour due to production problems. The concert scheduled in Anaheim this Friday is rescheduled to Dec 13. His rep blames “production logistics". He cancelled his show in Vancouver, Canada last week.
The Jonas Brothers announce breakup
The Jonas Brothers are disbanding. Nick, Joe and Kevin announced Tuesday they're ending their highly successful run. The brothers abruptly canceled their tour over creative differences earlier this month. The New Jersey brothers formed the band in 2005.
Camille Grammer Obtains Restraining Order
Camille Grammer has obtained a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend. She says Dimitri Charalambopoulos violently attacked her in a Houston hotel room Oct 16 after he received phone calls & texts from a woman. She is recovering from recent cancer surgery.
Singer Lou Bega receiving condolences for his “death”
Singer Lou Bega has been sent hundreds of condolences by people confusing him with Lou Reed. He is best known for his 1999 hit 'Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of...)' Lou Reed passed away on Sunday. An error on a news website confused the two names.
Adam Lambert Rocks Out on Glee
The Fox musical Glee returns from its hiatus on a high note. Guest stars Demi Lovato and Adam Lambert lend their powerful pipes to Kurt's (Chris Colfer) new band. Adam plays the character Elliott “Starchild” Gilbert. Glee returns next Thursday, Nov. 7 at 9 on Fox.
Michael Weatherly A Father Again
Actor Michael Weatherly is a father again. The NCIS star and wife Bojana Jankovic welcomed their second child on Tuesday. Liam weighed 10 pounds. He joins older sister, Olivia, who was born in April 2012. He also has a 17-year-old son from a previous marriage.
Stevie Wonder plans 2 albums next year
Stevie Wonder plans to release 2 albums next year with new songs, and he's working on a third. His first albums in 8 years will be titled "When the World Began" and "Ten Billion Hearts." The 3rd album of gospel music will be dedicated to his mother, who died in 2006.
Stevie Wonder To Play Classic Album At Christmas Benefit
Stevie Wonder's annual House Full of Toys benefit in Los Angeles will be extra special this year. He is planning to perform his classic album “Songs In The Key Of Life” in its entirety for the first time. The fundraiser will take place at L.A. Live on Dec 21.
Bob Barker to mark his 90th birthday on 'Price'
"The Price is Right" is planning a milestone birthday celebration for former host Bob Barker. He will celebrate his 90th birthday with an appearance on the game show Dec 12. He retired as host in 2007 after 35 years. He was replaced by a now slimmed-down Drew Carey.
Kelly Osbourne Apologizes To Lady Gaga After Twitter Rant
Kelly Osbourne has called a truce with Lady Gaga. Her reps and mother Sharon told her it would be wise to behave like an adult. Kelly was rude on Twitter after Lady Gaga gave Sharon a birthday cake for her. Kelly has offered to meet with her to settle their differences.
Muse Film To Make History As First 4k Concert Movie
Rockers Muse's new film, “Muse - Live at Rome Olympic Stadium,” is set to make history. It will be the first concert movie shot in the ultra-high definition format 4K. The film will hit 20 city cinemas around the globe Nov 5, then expand worldwide the next day.
Blake Lively Is The New Face Of L'oreal Paris
Actress Blake Lively is to be the new face of beauty brand L'Oreal Paris. Ryan Reynolds' wife has inked a deal to appear in a series of ads starting next year. She will join fellow celebrity spokes-models including Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani and Beyonce.
Dave Matthews Helps Raise Funds For Colorado Flood Victims
Dave Matthews and The Fray helped raise $500,000 at the Colorado Rising charity concert last weekend to benefit flood victims. They performed along with Big Head Todd & the Monsters and members of the Lumineers. The Colorado floods hit in September.
Psy's 'Gentleman' video has been viewed 573 million times
The music video for South Korean pop star Psy's song "Gentleman" is YouTube's most viewed music video of 2013. It has more than 573 million hits. The video is ranked No. 7 on YouTube's all-time list. Psy is best known for his 2012 international hit "Gangnam Style."
'Entourage' movie to begin shooting in January
The big-screen version of HBO comedy series "Entourage" is to begin shooting soon. The movie is scheduled to start filming sometime in January. The HBO series ran for 8 season & starred Jeremy Piven, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Dillon.
Man charged with killing Adrian Peterson’s son released from jail
The man who allegedly beat Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son to death has been released from jail. 27-year-old Joseph Patterson posted a $750,000 bond. He has pled not guilty. He dated the boy’s mother, and was caring for him Oct 9 while she was away.
Today's Birthdays: Rock singer Grace Slick is 74. Rhythm-and-blues singer Otis Williams (The Temptations) is 72. Actor Henry Winkler is 68. NBC journalist Andrea Mitchell is 67. Musician Timothy B. Schmit (The Eagles) is 66. Actor Leon Rippy is 64. Actor Harry Hamlin is 62. Actor Charles Martin Smith is 60. Actor Kevin Pollak is 56. Actor Michael Beach is 50. Rock singer-musician Gavin Rossdale (Bush) is 46. Actress Nia Long is 43. Actor Matthew Morrison is 35. Actress Janel (juh-NEHL') Parrish is 25. Actor Tequan Richmond ("Everybody Hates Chris") is 21.
'Bad Grandpa' opens to strong box office with $32 million
"Bad Grandpa" opened to a strong $32 million to lead the box office, pushing "Gravity" to second place with $20 million. "Captain Phillips" was third with $11.8 million. "The Counselor" came in 4th at $8 million. "A Chance of Meatballs 2" was fifth with $6.1 million.
Chris Brown charged with assault in DC
Chris Brown was arrested early Sunday for allegedly punching a man in the face outside the W Hotel in Washington. His bodyguard was also arrested. Brown had been performing at a downtown club. He’s due in court this morning. He has a probation hearing Nov. 20.
Drake Cancels North Carolina Concert
Rapper Drake has cancelled an upcoming concert in North Carolina due to a “scheduling conflict.” He was due to hit the stage at the PNC Arena in Raleigh next Sunday. His performance in Charlotte Saturday is still expected to go ahead as planned.
Lou Reed, iconic punk poet, dead at 71
Singer Lou Reed died Sunday at age 71 from an ailment related to his recent liver transplant. He was the father of indie rock, and an ancestor of punk, New Wave and the alternative rock movements. His biggest hit, “Walk On the Wild Side," came out in 1972.
Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie diagnosed with cancer
Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie has been diagnosed with liver cancer. The group is canceling the Australian and New Zealand leg of their tour. They just completed their European tour. John McVie is one of the co-founding & original members of Fleetwood Mac.
Christina Ricci marries James Heerdegen
Actress Christina Ricci married longtime boyfriend, camera technician James Heerdegen, in a small ceremony in New York. The couple married Saturday in Manhattan. She wore a Givenchy wedding gown. They met on the set of now-canceled ABC series "Pan Am."
Ciara, Future announce engagement
Ciara's future is Future: The R&B singer and the rapper-producer are engaged. He gave her a 15-carat diamond ring over the weekend. She was celebrating her 28th birthday in New York when he proposed. They have been dating for a year. No wedding date has been set.
Jay-Z defends relationship with Barneys after alleged racial profiling
Rapper Jay-Z issued a statement defending his collaboration with Barneys New York. Two black customers said they were racially profiled at the store after making purchases. Neither was charged. Proceeds from the sales of Jay-Z merchandise go to scholarships for students.
Wilde and Sudeikis expecting first child
Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis are expecting their first child. The couple became engaged in January. This will be the second marriage for both. Wilde is best known for her role on "House M.D." Sudeikis rose to fame starring on "Saturday Night Live."
Zac Efron buys nearly $4 million Hollywood Hills home
Zac Efron spent nearly $4 million on a five-bedroom, five-bathroom house in Hollywood Hills, Calif. It features a panoramic city-to-ocean view, a guest house, a pool and spa area with waterfall. The former teen idol has another house in nearby Hollywood Hills West.
Julianne Hough apologizes for blackface
Julianne Hough apologized on Twitter for dressing in blackface for a Beverly Hills Halloween party. She darkened her skin to dress as the character Crazy Eyes from the television series "Orange is the New Black." She apologized to anyone offended.
Malaysian authorities cancel Ke$ha concert
Malaysian authorities canceled Ke$ha's concert at a Kuala Lumpur stadium, despite changes made to her song lyrics & wardrobe ahead of time. She said on Twitter: “I did NOT cancel. I was not allowed to play. I was going to play anyway, & was threatened with imprisonment."
Marcia Wallace, Emmy-winning 'Simpsons' voice actor, dies at 70
Marcia Wallace, voice of Edna Krabappel on "The Simpsons," died at her Los Angeles home. She was 70. She also played receptionist Carol Kester on "The Bob Newhart Show." She died Friday night of complications from pneumonia. She had breast cancer surgery in March.
Kourtney Kardashian’s lawyer tells alleged extortionist to beat it
Kourtney Kardashian was warned the man claiming to be the father of her child to disappear. Michael Girgenti claims to be the father of 3-year-old Mason. Kourtney is sure the father is Scott Disick. Her lawyer has warned Girgenti he’s facing an extortion charge.
Celine Dion Death Hoax: Singer Isn't Dead
Celine Dion is the latest victim of a Facebook death hoax. Two Facebook Apps reported she died in an airplane and a car accident. The fake posts claim to be from Fox News and CNN. The rogue Apps can get access to members profile information and post on friends pages.
Billy Ray Cyrus Lets Underage Daughter Drive Car
Billy Ray Cyrus has risked the wrath of California authorities for allowing his underage daughter Noah to drive his car. The 13-year-old was photographed behind the wheel of a Fiat 500 on Thursday. Billy Ray was next to her. The age for a learner’s permit is 15.
David Beckham And Son Brooklyn Involved In Car Crash Outside LA Home
David Beckham was involved in a minor car crash outside his L.A Home Saturday afternoon. He crashed his range rover into an SUV as he pulled out of his Beverly Hills driveway. His 14-year-old son Brooklyn was with him. No one was injured.
Today's Birthdays: Musician-songwriter Charlie Daniels is 77. Actress Jane Alexander is 74. Actor Dennis Franz is 69. Actress Telma Hopkins is 65. Olympic track and field gold medalist Bruce Jenner is 64. Actress Annie Potts is 61. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is 58. Actress Daphne Zuniga is 51. Actress Lauren Holly is 50. Talk show host-comedian-actress Sheryl Underwood is 50. Actor Chris Bauer is 47. Actress Julia Roberts is 46. Singer Ben Harper is 44. Country singer Brad Paisley is 41. Actor Joaquin Phoenix is 39. Singer Justin Guarini ("American Idol") is 35. Rock musician Dave Tirio (Plain White T's) is 34. Singer/rapper Frank Ocean is 26.
'Jersey Shore' Star Pauly D Is A Father to 5-month-old girl
Jersey Shore star Pauly D underwent a court-ordered paternity test -- he is the father to a love child. The mother is a 26 year-old Jersey native. They met for a night in Las Vegas last year while he was DJing a gig. Amabella was born on May 15. He has not seen the child.
Melissa Rycroft pregnant with second child
Melissa Rycroft is pregnant with her second child. She and Tye Strickland will celebrate their fourth wedding anniversary in December. They have a 2-year-old daughter named Ava. Rycroft is best known for her appearances on "The Bachelor" and "Dancing with the Stars."
Kaye West’s proposal was put together in 12 hours
Kanye West’s elaborate wedding proposal to Kim Kardashian was filmed for her show 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians.' Planners had only 12 hours to create the setting, which included a live orchestra & 75 roman candles. The 15-carat ring he designed cost $8 million.
Wendy Williams will 'eat crow' if Kim, Kanye wed
Wendy Williams has never believed that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will actually get married. She said on her show, if they do, she’ll eat crow with hot sauce on TV on the 73rd day of their union. She still believes Kanye will eventually bail out, but wished them well.
Jenna Jameson claims exhaustion was reason for botched interview
Jenna Jameson says she is not on drugs or alcohol…she was very tired when she did a live interview on “Good Day NY” Monday. She is on a promotional tour of her new book “Sugar.” Yesterday, she was alert and spoke clearly. She said she hasn't done any drugs in 7 years.
Former Bandmates Suing Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath
Two former members of Sugar Ray are suing Mark McGrath. Murphy Karges and Stan Frazier, former bassist and drummer, claim he bashed them on Twitter and cheated them out of money. McGrath & guitarist Rodney Sheppard negotiated a new licensing agreement.
TV pitchman pleads for mercy, jailed anyway
Television pitchman Kevin Trudeau is jailed for failing to pay a $37 million civil judgment. The Federal Trade Commission won the judgment after accusing Trudeau of hoodwinking viewers about his weight-loss books. Prosecutors deny his claims that he has no assets.
Britain's future king Prince George to be christened
Britain's Prince George is set to make his second official outing today. He’ll be baptized in the Chapel Royal at St James Palace. He is third in line to the throne, born in London on July 22. The Archbishop of Canterbury will perform the christening.
Jake Gyllenhaal Discusses Dramatic Weight Loss For New Film Role
Jake Gyllenhaal is preparing for a new movie role and has lost 20 pounds. In ‘Nightcrawler,’ he will play a crime scene freelance photographer & reporter. He stumbles onto the underground world of Los Angeles. Out in public, he looks drained and gaunt (for publicity).
Jermaine Jackson again behind on child support, buys $160,000 Ferrari
Jermaine Jackson could be jailed for falling further behind on his child support payments. L.A. Child Support Services wants him charged with contempt and put in jail for 20 days. He owes $12,000 to his ex-partner for their 2 sons. He recently bought a $160,000 Ferrari.
Blink-182 Staging Anniversary Gigs For 2003 Album
Blink-182 is set to mark the 10th anniversary of the release of their self-titled 2003 album. They will perform gigs at the Hollywood Palladium and the Red Bull Sound Space Nov. 6 and 7. The afternoon Palladium performance will be streamed live online.
Nicki Minaj: 'American Idol Was Scary'
Nicki Minaj has confessed she was terrified she wouldn't live up to fans' expectations on American Idol. She quit after one season as a judge. She told Queen Latifah she felt like she was at "the bottom of the totem pole." She's now back in the studio focusing on music.
Jackie Chan reveals his father was a spy, changed his real last name
Jackie Chan revealed a family secret on "The Talk" on Tuesday -- his father was a Chinese spy, and changed their last name from Fong to go into hiding. His father escaped & became a cook in Australia for 40 years. Jackie is putting together a documentary about his father.
50 Cent's cringe-worthy audition tape for American Gangster emerges
50 Cent tried out for the film American Gangster in 2007. It starred Denzel Washington. He was to play the cousin of Denzel's criminal mastermind character Frank in the film. But he was so bad, the director didn’t hire him. The film went on to gross $267 million.
Ja Rule plans prison cook book
Ja Rule wants to release a cook book inspired by his time in prison. The rapper says every recipe in the book will be ''microwavable.'' That was how he had to make dishes in jail. Among his favorites: lasagne and cheesecake.
Today's Birthdays: Rhythm-and-blues singer Barbara Ann Hawkins (The Dixie Cups) is 70. Movie director Ang Lee is 59. Jazz singer Dianne Reeves is 57. Community activist Martin Luther King III is 56. Parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic is 54. Christian/jazz singer David Thomas (Take 6) is 47. Rock musician Brian Nevin (Big Head Todd and the Monsters) is 47. Actor Jon Huertas is 44. Movie director Chris Weitz is 44. CNN medical reporter Dr. Sanjay Gupta is 44. Rock musician Eric Bass (Shinedown) is 39. TV personality and host Cat Deeley is 37. Actor Ryan Reynolds is 37. Rock singer Matthew Shultz (Cage the Elephant) is 30. Rhythm-and-blues singer Miguel is 28. Actress Briana Evigan is 27. Actress Jessica Stroup is 27.
Kim Kardashian said YES! That's right - Kim K is engaged to her Baby Daddy Kanye West. He popped the question last night in San Francisco. It was her 33rd birthday. Here's what you need to know:
-15 Carat engagement ring designed by Lorraine Schwartz.
-He rented out AT&T Stadium - where the Giants play.
-He flew in the Chicago Symphony to play.
-He flew in both familes & 50 friends on private jets.
-She said YES!
Rumor has it - Jenny McCarthy is going to be fired from The View after only being on the show for 1 month. ABC execs have said ratings are dropping since she replaced Elisabeth Hasslebeck. Jenny moved from Chicago to NYC to join the ladies. Barbara Walters is obsessed with ratings & being Number 1 - she said she has no issue buying Jenny out of her contract.
The real reason the Kardashian Jenner's announced they separated? Because Kris Jenner had her a little side action & her undercover lover was going to sell his story to the tabloids!!! YIKES! Kris wanted to beat the guy to it ... so she & Bruce announced a separation. There is still no sign of either filing for divorce...Kris just wants an 'open marriage' for the time being. WOW!
Stop reading here if you don't wanna know who was voted OFF "Dancing with the Star's" last night ...
CHRSTINA MILIAN!!!! I can't believe it. Didn't see that one coming at all. WOW!
Not only is today PAY DAY for some of us (HELL YES!) but it is also the day PEARL JAM released an album in 4 years. So cash yiur checks & head out to the record store. Wait ... do those still exist? Nevermind - download it on iTunes or click over to Amazon.
The Jonas Brothers are breaking up ... they are over ... they are fighting ... they don't like each other ... DRAMA! This is for real. The cute little boy band of brothers have canceled their 19 date tour 2 days before it was set to kick off. And rumor has it - their is a MAJOR rift!!! BIG FIGHT! The brothers disagree on everything - from what songs to sing, to what dance moves they do on stage, to what they wear. Insane! Here's to hoping they work their issues out. WOW!
Bruce Jenner was confronted by paparazzi in Malibu yesterday who kept asking him when he would file for divorce!! Bruce had some not so friendly words to say to the paps ... rhymes with DUCK OFF! Bruce & Kris Jenner announced after 22 years together - they were separating. He wall live in Malibu. She will stay in LA.
Real Housewives of NYC are dealing with some REAL drama! Wine sipping Ramona Singer has allegedly busted her husband of 27 years having an affair ... with a 20 year old NYC socialite!!! YIKES! Ramona & Mario have been married for 27 years and have 1 daughter together, Avery. Rumor has it Mario even got his mistress pregnant. OMG!
And finally a very Happy Birthday today to the following celebs ...
Brett Favre is 44
Mario Lopez is 40
Dale Jr is 39
And ... the United States Naval Academy is 168 years old!
The HollyWooWoo Report
Wednesday October 9 2013 (HUMP DAY!!!!!!)
All that matters ... the KARDASHIANS JENNERS are DIVORCING!!! You read that right ... after 22 years of marriage, Kris & Bruce Jenner announced they are over. He moved out to Malibu in June & they said on their Reality TV show that it was just for "space". But now - it's confirmed they have been apart for 1 YEAR! And they stayed together for the Reality TV show. OMG! In their joint statement - they said they love each other & will remain friends. HA! Yeh right. And on their divorce papers they cited ... wait for it ... IRRECONCILBABLE FACES!!!!
Valerie Harper out of DWTS as 7 dancers tie scores
Dancing With the Stars has lost another fan favorite. Valerie Harper is out, a week after Bill Nye was cut. She is 74 and a cancer survivor. Elizabeth Berkley, Amber Riley & Corbin Bleu all scored 27s last night. Snooki, Leah Remini, Jack Osbourne & Christina Milian scored 24s.
Halle Berry names son Maeco Robert Martinez
Halle Berry has named her son Maeco (Matthew) Robert Martinez. She delivered her new baby on Saturday. The father is husband Olivier Martinez. The name means ''Gift of God,'' and coincides with Olivier's dad's Spanish origin.
Eminem's Daughter Crowned Homecoming Queen
Eminem and ex-wife Kim last Friday watched proudly as their teenage daughter was crowned homecoming queen. 17-year-old Hailie Scott attends Chippewa Valley High School. Eminem hid in the cafeteria so the attention would be on her. He and Kim divorced in 2006.
Avril Lavigne, husband Chad Kroeger say 'Let Me Go'
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes your first duet. Avril Lavigne and husband Chad Kroeger released “Let Me Go” on Monday. The piano-tinged pop-rock ballad will be included on her upcoming self-titled release. The album drops Nov. 5.
X-Factor girl group gets a little payback on Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell got a surprise when he returned to his Beverly Hills mansion. He turned 54 yesterday. His house was 'toilet papered' in a prank by girl band Fifth Harmony. They were on X Factor USA last year. Their album is out Oct. 22. Simon enjoyed the prank.
Britney Spears bans entourage from drinking at table
Britney Spears banned her entourage from drinking at the same table as her. She has been determined to stay sober since leaving rehab in 2007. They were at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles Sunday night. She told her group not to order any alcoholic beverages.
Casey Kasem's Kids Seek Legal Control Over His Healthcare
Three grown children of Casey Kasem are seeking a court's help to get access to their ailing father. Their stepmom Jean has barred them from seeing him for 3 months. His daughter Julie is requesting conservatorship. Kasem, who is 81, has advanced Parkinson's disease.
Lamar Odom's family plan intervention
Lamar Odom's family are planning to stage an intervention. They want him to come back to Queens, where he grew up. They believe he stands a better chance of recovering from addictions with the help of family. He believes he can kick his habits without outside help.
“Grey’s” T. R. Knight marries boyfriend
T. R. Knight has married his long-time boyfriend. The former 'Grey's Anatomy' star wed Patrick last Friday. Former co-star Katherine Heigl attended the ceremony. He is currently starring as Mercutio in a production of 'Romeo & Juliet' in New York City.
Lindsay Lohan wants to open own rehab center
A case of the cat watching the hen house: Lindsay Lohan wants to open her own rehab facility. She feels she can help others struggling with addictions, since she’s done the same so many times. She’s encouraging friends to invest in her venture. So far…none has.
Charlize Theron has neck surgery
Charlize Theron tried to cover up a small bandage across her throat on Friday. A scar was visible at Variety's fifth annual Power of Women event in Beverly Hills. She had "a small procedure" on her neck to correct vertebrae she had broken years ago.
T.I. Heading To TV Show House Of Lies
Rapper T.I. is heading back to TV for a multi-episode arc on Don Cheadle's hit show “House Of Lies.” He has been cast for the upcoming third season. He will play a musician/actor who co-owns a clothing company. He currently fronts reality show T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle.
Scarlett Johansson Crowned 'Sexiest Woman Alive' In New Poll
Scarlett Johansson has been crowned the 'Sexiest Woman Alive' by Esquire magazine. She tops the new poll published in the November issue. She held the title in 2006, which makes her the first to be awarded the accolade twice. She discusses her love life and career.
Pitbull Records Timber With Ke$ha
Tour partners Pitbull and Ke$Ha have teamed up to record a new track together. “Timber” premiered on Monday and features his catchy harmonica hook. Pitbull and Ke$ha will resume their joint tour in Australia on October 30.
Keith Urban Launching Guitar Line
Singer Keith Urban is launching his own guitar line. The American Idol judge has teamed up with Home Shopping Network to release the Urban Guitar Collection on November 3. Proceeds will help provide instruments to struggling music programs in schools.
Katherine Jackson: no regrets about lawsuit
Katherine Jackson has no regrets for suing AEG over Michael Jackson's death. The jury ruled the promoter hired Michael’s doctor, but felt they were not directly responsible for his death. Katherine hopes the lawsuit will change how entertainment companies treat their talent.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Paul Hogan (Crocodile Dundee) is 74. Rhythm-and-blues singer Fred Cash (The Impressions) is 73. Civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson is 72. Comedian Chevy Chase is 70. Actress Sigourney Weaver is 64. Rhythm-and-blues singer Robert "Kool" Bell (Kool & the Gang) is 63. Comedian Darrell Hammond (former SNL) is 58. Actress Stephanie Zimbalist is 57. Actress Kim Wayans is 52. Gospel/rhythm-and-blues singer CeCe Winans is 49. Rock musician C.J. Ramone (The Ramones) is 48. Singer-producer Teddy Riley is 47. Actress Emily Procter (CSI: Miami) is 45. Actor-screenwriter Matt Damon is 43. Rhythm-and-blues singer Byron Reeder (Mista) is 34. Actor Nick Cannon is 33. Singer-songwriter-producer Bruno Mars is 28. Actor Angus T. Jones (Two ½ Men) is 20.
Congrats to actress Halle Berry! The 47 year old & her fiance Olivier Martinez became parents to a BABY BOY over the weekend. Their son - who has yet to be named publicly - was born at Cedars Sinai in LA. Halle has a 5 year old daughter - Nahla - with her ex Gabriel Aubry.
Miley Cyrus told everyone Hanna Montana had been murdered when she hosted SNL Saturday night. YIKES! She also said she won't be Twerking. It was actually a good show. She was funny & sang her ass off. I was impressed.
Congrats to former MTV Veejay Carson Daly! He is engaged - WOO HOO! He popped the question to his girlfriend of 6 years. Her name is Siri Pinter and she is adorable! She has a food blog. Google it. I love her! She is also the mother of his 2 adorable kids. Congrats Carson.
Rumor has it Khloe Kardashian could be getting a divorce - and returning her 12.5 carat diamond engagement ring worth over $1 MILLION!!! WOW! Could you imaging if you lost that ring? Like it fell down a drain. Well - its prob to big for that. ANYWAY - Khloe met with divorce attorneys on Friday in LA.
Sad news broke yesterday ... writer Tom Clancy died. BOO! He was 66 years old. No word on how he passed, but it happened at a hospital in Baltimore, MD. Tom was famous for his military inspired books that were turned into movies. He will be missed.
It was a victory for concert promoter AEG LIVE in an LA Courtroom yesterday! They were found not liable in a court case that Michael Jackson's mother had brouught to the docket. She alleged they were to blame for Michael's death - they hired the doctor. A jury of 6 women dis-agreed & the concert promoters were relieved to find out they won't have to pay Katherine Jackson the $500 million she was asking for. WOW!
Rumors are swirling that Angelina Jolie is ENGAGED to Brad Pitt ... and some people are going as far as to say they are married. SHOCKER!!! OMG! Jennifer Aniston is sweating. HA! No - I doubt it. But AJ has been spotted wearing a gold band on her ring finger ... and AJ & BP said they would tie the knot when everybody can. So I guess we will just wait and see.
Khloe Kardashian is rumored to be filing for divorce from her NBA star turned crack head husband. Lamar Odom told Khloe he can sober up on his own - he doesn't need rehab. She thinks he needs help. At a rehab center. I guess this is what ended it all ... that - and she dropped her married last name from her Twitter, Instagram AND Facebook. OH SNAP!
Kelly Ripa turned 42 yesterday & Gwen Stefani is 44 years old today. Can somebody please tell me which Fountain of Youth they visit? Is it hidden inside the Nordstrom Shoe Department? Because both of those ladies are GORGEOUS! Like a fine wine ... they get better with age. For real.
Lamar Odom showed up un-announced at the former home he shared with Khloe Kardashian yesterday. The NBA star turned crack head was told to GET OUT or GET SOBER by Khloe. I don't blame her. Paparazzi pics of Lamar at the house are shocking. He is rail thin! Meanwhile - Khloe's sister Kim is urging Khloe to divorce Lamar. Kim thinks he is destroying the 'Kardashian Brand'. Oh yeh cause that Kanye is doing sooooooo many positive things. HA!
Anna Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias have been together for 12 years. Never married. Only dating. You read correct - 12 years. No ring. Apparently AK has had enough! And they are breaking up. She wants to be married with kids. He doesn't. They recently sold their Miami mansion.
Congrats to Mark Paul Gosslear - AKA Zach Morris from 'Saved By The Bell' - he's a dad! His wife gave birth to a baby boy this week in LA. Mom & Baby are healthy and happy. Congrats!
Happy 1th of the Month! Wow - It's already October?!?! OMG! Where did the time go ... anyway - here's what's happeniing in Hollyweird:
Bill Nye the Science Guy is OUT on 'Dancing with the Stars'! Bummer. Loved that guy. But - he said it himself - even without the torn knee ligament he would not be able to keep up with the rest of the gang. I will miss him. Now go ice that knee on the couch with a cold beer Bill.
Miley Cyrus is NOT pregnant! Rumors began Sunday night at the BET Awards in Atlanta. She and rapper Juicy J (is that his real name?) joked on stage that she twerked and got preggers with his baby. How people did not see this as a JOKE I have no idea. But the rumors began. And then they ended. Miley ain't knocked up. Whew! Now that foam finger - the jury is still out.
Michael Douglas & CZJ are working on their marriage! Over the summer they announced they were splitting after 13 years & 2 kids, but this AM it's a different story. The couple are working on their marriage & MD is moving back home. Good for them!
And finally - after dating the SEXIEST MAN ALIVE (no - not Chuck Doud!) Stacy Keibler has found a new lover. Yep - the girl who tied Clooney down for 2 years is dating some hunky model. HOT! They were spotted making out & eating macaroons in Paris yesterday. Oh the life!