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!
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues - With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm. An all-star cast led by Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate. PG-13.
Walking With Dinosaurs 3D - See and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, in a story where an underdog dino triumphs to become a hero for the ages. Lifelike through computer animation. Features the voices of John Leguizamo, Justin Long, Tiya Sircar, and Skyler Stone. PG.
Her – (Limited Release) A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that's designed to meet his every need. Stars Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde and Chris Pratt. (R)
'Katie' canceled after two seasons
Katie Couric’s syndicated talk show will end in June after two seasons. She said she looks forward to the rest of the season. The show was canceled because its ratings didn't justify its production costs. Couric starts a new job as the global anchor for Yahoo! early next year.
Spoiler: Alex and Sierra win X Factor
The X Factor ended its 3rd season last night. Alex Kinsey and Sierra Deaton won the $1 million recording contract. Overwhelmed, they struggled to perform "Say Something" after hearing the news. Celebrity guest performers included Lea Michele and Mary J. Blige.
“Duck Dynasty” family tells A&E no Phil, no show
The Robertson family has drawn a line in the sand with A&E – no Phil, no show. The family issued a statement saying the show will not go forward without him. Phil was suspended by A&E for controversial comments. "Duck Dynasty" is the highest rated cable reality show.
Jury finds portrait of Fawcett belongs to O'Neal
A jury has decided Ryan O'Neal can keep an Andy Warhol portrait of his late partner, Farrah Fawcett. She left her artworks to University of Texas at Austin after she died in 2009. She left nothing to O’Neal, her companion of 30 years. The portrait will pass on to son Redmond.
'How I Met Your Mother' 1-hour finale set for March 31
CBS plans to air its series finale for the sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" March 31. The series has run 208 episodes over nine seasons. The story of how Ted Mosby ultimately meets his children's mother will conclude with a special 1-hour series finale.
Selena Gomez Cancels Australian Tour to 'Spend Some Time on Myself'
Selena Gomez has canceled her Australian tour next year, saying she needs to focus on herself. She recently played 55 dates across the U.S. and Europe with her Stars Dance tour, which ended Nov. 26. She's looking forward to spending the holidays with her family.
Michael Muhney fired from 'Young and the Restless'
Actor Michael Muhney announced via Twitter he has been fired from "The Young & the Restless." He has played Adam Newman on the daytime drama since 2009. He still has to complete 3 more episodes. His last episode will air Jan. 30.
Oscars 2014 trailer has host Ellen DeGeneres singing and dancing
The Academy Awards are coming, and Ellen DeGeneres is at the helm. The Academy has released a trailer, featuring Ellen lip syncing and dancing down the street with a group of people, all in tuxedos. The 2014 Academy Awards air March 2.
Utah polygamous family gets full reality TV series
TLC will air a full series about a polygamous family from Utah. Brady Williams has five wives and 24 children. The first episode is set to debut March 9. The September pilot episode drew good ratings. The TLC show “Sister Wives” starred Kody Brown, his 4 wives and 17 children.
Harry Connick Jr. on 'American Idol': 'It's a New Show'
American Idol’s season 13 premiere is less than a month away. New judge Harry Connick, Jr. promises the show has improved. His fellow judges are Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban. He said the auditions have been very “telling,” many with mixed results.
Quentin Tarantino Rules Out Third Kill Bill Movie
Quentin Tarantino has ruled out a third installment of his popular franchise Kill Bill. He no longer has a desire to move forward with a new movie. His next project will be a western, but will not be a sequel to his 2012 hit, Django Unchained.
Creators of 'Riverdance' plan to tour new show
Producers behind "Riverdance" have a new thundering Irish dance show poised to tour North America. The show features about 30 dancers and a 10-piece band. “Riverdance" first launched in 1994 and has been seen by an estimated 25 million people in 40 countries.
Robin Wright and Ben Foster are engaged
Actress Robin Wright is engaged to her "Rampart" co-star Ben Foster. She is 47, he is 33. They have been dating since early 2012. She has two adult children from her 20-year relationship with actor-director Sean Penn, who she divorced in 2010.
Marie Osmond Is a Grandma
Christmas has come early for Marie Osmond – she became a grandmother Wednesday night. It's the first child (a boy) for her eldest son Stephen Craig and his wife, Claire. Marie remarried Stephen's dad, Stephen Sr., in 2011, after they divorced in 1985.
Today's Birthdays: Producer Dick Wolf ("Law & Order") is 67. Rock musician Alan Parsons is 65. Actress Jenny Agutter is 61. Rock singer Billy Bragg is 56. Actor Joel Gretsch is 50. Rock singer Chris Robinson is 47. Actress Nicole deBoer is 43. Movie director Todd Phillips is 43. Singer David Cook ("American Idol") is 31. Actor Jonah Hill is 30. Singer JoJo is 23.
Porsche engineers to investigate cause of Paul Walker's crash
Investigators looking into the crash that killed Paul Walker suspect it was more than speed. Media reports say mechanical error and road debris have been ruled out. Porsche engineers are on the way from Germany to determine the exact cause of the fiery crash.
Car shop owned by Paul Walker to close
The car shop owned by Paul Walker and Roger Rodas is shutting its doors for good. ‘Always Evolving’ performance and racing shop in Valencia is expected to close in the next few weeks. The staff is looking for new jobs. The cars in-house will be auctioned off.
Justin Bieber tired of making everyone else rich
We now know why Justin Bieber claims he retiring at age 19: non-stop touring and producing music since age 12. He’s exhausted. He wants a break, but he’s a money machine for his bosses. Manager Scooter Braun says he’ll have down time in 2014.
Demi Lovato done with X Factor, going out on tour
Demi Lovato is leaving The X Factor. She is returning to her music roots and going out on tour. She also plans a new album. Her last appearance as a judge is tonight. No word yet on the fate of Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio, but the show will be revamped for Season 4.
Pippa Middleton is engaged
Pippa Middleton is reportedly engaged to her banker boyfriend, Nico Jackson. He popped the question during a vacation at a resort in India. They plan to marry in Scotland. A London wedding would never compare to her sister Duchess Kate’s nuptials to Prince William.
A&E suspends 'Duck Dynasty' star for remarks about gays
A&E has suspended "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson. He made inappropriate remarks about same-sex relationships in an interview with GQ magazine. The comments were his own beliefs concerning his religion. A&E is a strong supporter of the LGBT community.
Khloe Kardashian Calls Split From Lamar Odom "Torture to My Soul"
Khloe Kardashian is opening up about her split from Lamar Odom. She filed for divorce last Friday. She wrote on Twitter it’s “heart breaking and torture to my soul." She called tabloid rumors she has a new boyfriend “BS.” She asked tabloid editors to quit printing lies.
Charlie Sheen shuts down 'Anger Management'
Charlie Sheen shut down production on 'Anger Management' due to laryngitis. He lost his voice from partying too hard at his estate. He is in all the scenes on the show. He says the departure of his manager, lawyer and publicist was a “mutual decision.”
Creator of “The Walking Dead” suing AMC
The creator of "The Walking Dead" is suing AMC over profits. Frank Darabont and Creative Arts Agency filed suit Tuesday in New York Supreme Court. Darabont says he hasn't received any profits for developing the series. He was fired as producer.
Angel Haze Leaks Debut Album To Spite Record Label Bosses
Rapper Angel Haze has leaked her own debut album. Her label continually pushed back its release date. ‘Dirty Gold’ was to be released in January, but it kept getting delayed. She released it online and told label bosses “f… you”. The link has since been removed.
HBO to air James Gandolfini tribute Sunday
HBO plans to air "James Gandolfini: Tribute to a Friend" Sunday. The half-hour program will feature appearances by friends and colleagues, as well as clips from his TV and film projects. Gandolfini died of a heart attack June 19 in Rome at age 51.
Kevin Hart fumes after computers he donated were stolen
Four computers donated by comedian Kevin Hart to the parks and recreation department of his native Philadelphia have been stolen. He donated 500 Sony Vaio computers to facilities in low-income areas. Four were stolen late last week. Police are investigating.
Heidi Klum has six Christmas trees
Heidi Klum bought a Christmas tree for each of her four children as well as two others for herself. Each will have a tree in their own room. She told an interviewer she also bought them unicycles (a joke, maybe?) She keeps the kids busy doing arts and crafts for gifts.
Tom Hanks Talks About Disneyland's "Mile High Club"
Tom Hanks exposed one of Disneyland's biggest secrets: the sky buckets were removed due to inappropriate activities. The ride lasted 4 minutes between Tomorrowland & Fantasyland. Passengers would climb aboard, and become members of the Mile High Club overhead.
On this date in 1989, “The Simpsons” premiered on FOX. That’s 24 years ago.
Target won’t sell Beyonce’s new album
Target won’t be selling Beyonce’s new album. The album was made available digitally, cutting into any profits for a physical CD. iTunes is selling the album through tomorrow. Most retailers will receive it by Friday. Walmart says it will sell the non-explicit version.
Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel Headed to Rock Hall
Nirvana, Kiss and Peter Gabriel will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens also will be inducted April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The event will air on HBO in May.
TV Hall of Fame to Add Louis-Dreyfus, Jay Leno
The Television Academy is adding 6 new members to its Hall of Fame. Included are former "Seinfeld" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jay Leno. They'll be joined by media magnate Rupert Murdoch and writer-producer David E. Kelley. The induction ceremony is in March.
Cowell: New Judges, More Changes for 'X Factor'
Simon Cowell is plotting changes for "The X Factor," including new judges and a new role for him. "X Factor" may be cut back to one night instead of two, and format changes are under discussion. The winner of season 3 will be announced Thursday night.
Charlie Sheen upset Denise limiting child visitations
Charlie Sheen says he's going to court to get a judge to slash his child support. He claims his child support agreement with Denise Richards was agreed to privately. She gets $55,000 a month for their 2 kids. He’s upset she is limiting his visits with the kids over the holidays.
Kelly Rowland Confirms Engagement
R&B star Kelly Rowland has confirmed her engagement to boyfriend Tim Witherspoon. Last month, she showed off a diamond ring on her wedding finger in an online video. He proposed thru Skype. She’s interviewed by Queen Latifah tomorrow (Wednesday.)
Michaele Salahi, Neal Schon marry on pay-per-view
Michaele Salahi and Neal Schon tied the knot in San Francisco Sunday. It was broadcast on pay-per-view – for $14.95. Schon is the guitarist for Journey. Salahi was married to Tareq Salahi from 2003 to 2012. This is Schon’s 6th marriage, her second.
“Hobbits” grab $73 million at box office as snow socks northeast
"Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" was No. 1 at the weekend box office with $73.7 million. Last weekend's No. 1 film, Disney's animated fable "Frozen," took in $22.2 million in its third weekend. "Tyler Perry's a Madea Christmas" came in third place with $16.2 million. We took Maggie to see "Frozen" on Saturday - ADORABLE! Loved it. Din't love the cost of tickets ... but it was worth it. She had a blast!
Taylor Swift Donates $100,000 To The Nashville Symphony On Her Birthday
Taylor Swift marked her 24th birthday Friday by donating $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony in Tennessee.No drinking the night away in a club - she donated money! Pretty sweet of her. Get this - the city orchestra has struggled with financial issues all year - so she saved Christmas * the Orchestra with her generous donation!
Lindsay Lohan to pen “tell-all” book
Could it make it to the NY Times Best Seller list? Doubt it. Buuuut .... Lindsay Lohan met with a literary agent in New York to talk about the possibility of penning a tell-all book. The biography would focus on her arrests, drug abuse, acting career and family. The book would be a series of journal entries she wrote while in rehab.
Harry Styles Leaves On Direction Celebrations To Visit Kendall Jenner In London
Harry styles and Kendall Jenner have been fueling rumors they are more than friends. He jetted back from an awards show in France early Sunday to meet with her. He arrived at her London hotel around 2:20 a.m. They have been spotted together on several occasions.
Beyonce has announced & released an album on the same day. She has released her fifth self-titled album on iTunes today. The album features 14 songs and 17 videos. Collaborators include Jay Z, Drake & Frank Ocean. The closing track, "Blue," features daughter Blue Ivy.
Khloe Kardashian to file for divorce today
Khloe Kardashian is filing for divorce from Lamar Odom. She will be citing irreconcilable differences. All their assets are separate, and they have no kids. They married in Sept. 2009, but the marriage deteriorated over his substance abuse and alleged cheating.
Hustle, Slave lead Golden Globes, Butler shut out
"American Hustle" and "12 Years a Slave" both received 7 Golden Globes nominations. Oscar-contender “Gravity" received 4 nominations. “The Butler" & cable’s “Homeland" were shut out. This year's ceremony Jan. 12 will again be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Bob Barker celebrates 90th birthday on ‘Price is Right’
Bob Barker's 90th birthday present was urging one more contestant to "come on down.” He hosted "The Price Is Right" from 1972 to 2007, and was invited back yesterday by current host Drew Carey. The audience gave him a standing ovation.
'SNL' to add black female cast members
"Saturday Night Live" plans to add one or two black female performers to its cast as soon as January. A special audition for 7 or 8 finalists will be held Monday on the "SNL" stage in Manhattan. "SNL" has had just four black women in its regular troupe since 1975.
Fergie and Josh Duhamel's Son Axl Gets Baptized
Fergie and Josh Duhamel’s new baby Axl Jack was baptized yesterday. He is just over 3 months old. The family gathered at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Brentwood, Calif., for the intimate ceremony. The baby didn't cry at all, and was asleep when they left.
Lady Gaga, Celine Dion to sing on 'Voice' finale
The Voice is adding some big-time star power to Tuesday's fifth-season finale. Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Ne-Yo and OneRepublic will perform during the two-hour show. More will be added. The three finalists are Will Champlin, Tessanne Chin and Jacquie Lee.
Traci Braxton & Jwoww Head Up Marriage Boot Camp Cast
Traci Braxton and Jenni 'jwoww' Farley will be among celebrities putting their relationships to the test on new reality show Marriage Boot Camp. It airs next summer. The show will also feature Ryan and Trista Sutter, and Real Housewife Gretchen Rossi.
James Blunt: Moonlanding is not about space
James Blunt released his fourth studio album called 'Moon Landing' in October. It has nothing to do with space. He says the title refers to performers who touch bottoms while undressing backstage. He says media reports he has retired are obviously incorrect.
Bruce Jenner removing part of his Adam's apple
Bruce Jenner met with a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills yesterday about his Adam’s Apple. He plans to have a procedure called a Laryngeal Shave to smooth out the lump in his neck. In September, he underwent surgery to remove cancerous cells from his nose.
A surprise on the album charts – country singer Garth Brooks' boxed set 'Blame It All on My Roots is his 9th No.1 album. The new set kept the crown from One Direction, Kelly Clarkson and Britney Spears. Her 8th album 'Britney Jean' sold only 107,000 copies for 4th place.
Kanye West Isn't Happy With Yeezus' Album Snub At the Grammys
Kanye West’s album ‘Yeezus’ only got 2 Grammy nominations, neither for Album of the Year. He let his feelings be known at a recent stop in Phoenix. His 15-minute rant has made it online. He blasts his competition and asks "What are they trying to say?”
Paul Walker's Family Claim Road Bumps Caused Fatal Car Crash
Paul Walker’s family now suspects road bumps caused his Porsche GT to hydroplane. Stunt experts believe the car hydroplaned when hitting road bumps at high speed. The car had sports racing tires with very little grip. At high speed, the driver would lose control.
Kendra Wilkinson is expecting a daughter
Kendra Wilkinson is expecting a daughter with her husband, Hank Baskett, next year. They have a four-year-old son, Hank Baskett IV. She continues working out every day during her second pregnancy to control her weight. Her pregnancy cravings include vegetarian foods.
Madonna and latest boyfriend go separate ways
Madonna has split up with dancer/model boyfriend of 3 years, Brahim Zaibat. No word on why, but it could be because of conflicting schedules. She is 30 years older, but she's had younger boyfriends and husbands before. She has a good relationship with all her ex’s.
Gisele Bundchen breastfeeding photo prompts buzz
She's giving new meaning to the word "multitasking." Gisele Bundchen posted a photo on Instagram Tuesday. She is breastfeeding while one person is doing her nails, another working on hair & another doing her makeup. Daughter Vivian Lake Brady turned 1 Dec. 5.
Oprah Winfrey is glad she isn't a mother
Oprah Winfrey is glad she never had any more children. Her son died prematurely when she was 14. She was sexually abused. She is sure she would not have been a good mother. She turns 60 next month. Her friend, Gayle King, has 2 children.
Osbourne Tells Howard Stern she made up story about vaginal rejuvenation
Sharon Osbourne admitted yesterday she made up her comments about having vaginal rejuvenation surgery. She claimed last month she had an "excruciating" procedure to have her "vagina tightened." She said, "How could I do that after I've had so much ill health?”
Taye Diggs Separates From Wife After Ten Years
Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel have separated after 10 years of marriage. The pair, both 42 years-old, first met as co-stars in a Broadway production of the musical 'Rent' in 1995. They tied the knot in 2003 and have a son, age 4. They work on separate coasts.
Baby #6 on the way for Kevin Federline
Kevin Federline has baby #6 on the way. Wife Victoria Prince is 6 months pregnant with their second child. He has 2 kids with ex-wife Britney Spears, and 2 more with baby mama Shar Jackson. Victoria is wearing a jersey that proclaims, “"Juan Moore Federline 6."
Kim Kardashian is being judged by fans & haters today - but it's not for the size of her booty, it's for the size of her Bank Account! The Reality TV star who is worth a rumored $40 MILLION DOLLARS recently had an auction on EBAY of her clothes - and proceeds would go to charity. Well - someone read the fine print & realized she was only donation 10 PERCENT TO CHARITY! Not the full 100%. It is her money ... and her EBAY account ... HEY! Maybe she needs the money to buy diapers for her baby. HA HA! Doubt it.
Congrats to actress Kate Winslet (Titanic) she is a mom - again!! She welcomed a baby boy with her husband in London. No name on the baby - but it is her 3rd kid. With 3 different men. She has 2 kids from previous relationships. Congrats!
Demi Lovato admitted in a new interview that she used to be soo addicted to cocaine she would smuggle it on airplanes & snort lines in First Class. WHAT IN THE HECK?! I can't even get a bottle of water on a plane & she's getting blow? Insane. How did she ... where did she hide it? Demi is clean & sober now but said she could only go an hour without using drugs. Man - that is wild!
Family memorial held for Paul Walker at crash site last night
Police last night ordered spectators and media out of the crash site where actor Paul Walker died Saturday. His family was there to mourn. After the private memorial ended, fans were allowed back to the area. Vin Diesel thanked them for being supportive.
Video shows moment of fatal impact, fireball
The high speed crash that killed Paul Walker and friend Roger Rodas caused a huge explosion and fireball that could be seen for miles. It was recorded on a nearby rooftop security camera next to the crash site. The video is now online.
Officials: Walker crash not part of street race
Actor Paul Walker and his friend were not racing another car when they crashed and died in their Porsche Saturday. Eyewitness statements said the car was traveling alone at a high rate of speed. Police are now cracking down on speeders & reckless drivers at the site.
Britney Spears Celebrates Birthday At Rehearsals
Britney Spears celebrated her 32nd birthday with cake & friends on Monday. She rehearsed for her upcoming Las Vegas residency. She thanked fans for their well wishes and urged them to buy her new album, “Britney Jean.” Her Sin City show begins later this month.
Most Fascinating People Of 2013: Who Made Barbara Walters List?
Barbara Walters’ list of 'Most Fascinating People of 2013' has been released. It will be the last one. She is retiring next year. It airs Dec. 18. The list includes: Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Lawrence, Prince George, Kanye West, Robin Roberts, and the cast of 'Duck Dynasty.
Kardashians release 2013 Christmas card
The Kardashian tribe has released their 2013 Christmas card, making it public on "Keeping Up With The Kardashians." The family -- or cast -- poses in what appears to be an old movie-theater lobby. The annual card has become a tradition during the show’s 7 years.
Kanye West storms off stage at gig in Tampa
Kanye West stormed off stage at his gig in Tampa, Florida Saturday night. He was upset with the lighting and sound. He also didn’t like how he looked on the big screen. He eventually returned and completed the concert, attended by 7000 fans in the Tampa Forum.
Sad news broke over the weekend - and I totally thought it was a hoax at first! 40 year old actor Paul Walker died in a fiery car crash in California. He & the driver of the car were killed instantly. Paul was famous for his numerous 'Fast and The Furious' movies. He is survived by his girlfriend of 7 years and a teenage daughter. So sad!
Lindsay Lohan plans on suing the makers of the famous video games 'Grand Theft Auto'. She claims a character in the games resembles her ... and she did not give her consent. Really. This is news. Lindsay sound a little bored to me. Didn't she sue a rapper for something similar to this & lost. I'm just sayin ...
Michael Jordan is adding another kid to his team! #23 and his 2nd wife announced she is pregnant. They were married last year in a 3000 person wedding in Miami. This will be his 4th child - he has 3 grown children from his 1st marriage. Which was also one the most expensive divorces in US history! She got paid!!!
Will Ferrell showed up un-announced in North Dakota over the weekend! He walked in to a local news station dressed as his character Ron Burgundy and anchored all 30 minutes of the news cast. The video has gone viral - and it's hysterical!