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!
Noah - A man is chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission of rescue before an apocalyptic flood destroys the world. Stars Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, and Nick Nolte. (PG-13)
Cesar Chavez - A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer. Torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to bringing dignity and justice to others, Cesar Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle for the rights of farm workers. Stars Michael Peña, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, and John Malkovich. (PG-13)
Sabotage - Members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house. Stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, and Josh Holloway. (R)
Pharrell Williams Scores New Eco-Friendly Adidas Deal
Pharrell Williams has become the latest celebrity to land his own fashion collection with sports giant Adidas. The Adidas Originals collection is expected to go on sale this summer. It’s made with Bionic Yarn fabric -- cloth made from plastic debris found in the ocean.
Beyonce Cries Onstage at Last 'Mrs. Carter' Show in Lisbon
Beyonce got emotional last night as she wrapped up her "Mrs. Carter" world tour in Lisbon, Portugal. She broke down in tears talking about the tour to fans who packed the arena. She performed 132 shows dating back to last April. She dedicated the song "XO" to her Beyhive.
Majesty Rose sings “Happy” on Idol, gets sent home
On ‘American Idol’ last night, Sam Woolf, C.J. Harris and Majesty Rose were the bottom three. Sam and C.J. were sent back to the contestants' lounge. Majesty had to sing for her survival. She sang Pharrell Williams's "Happy." Not good enough for the save…she’s out.
Justin Bieber's Bodyguard Indicted On Two Felony Charges After Paparazzo Run-in
Justin Bieber's bodyguard is charged with two felonies following a run-in with a paparazzo in Atlanta last month. Hugo Hesny admitted to stealing a camera after the photographer got too close to Bieber. Justin is not suspected of any involvement. Hesny is free on bail.
Chris Brown's lawyers want judge to dismiss assault case
Chris Brown's lawyers are asking a judge to dismiss the misdemeanor assault charge he's facing in Washington, D.C. They claim prosecutors misused the grand jury process to prepare for his April trial. He and his bodyguard are accused of punching a man.
Paul Walker's mother reaches agreement
Paul Walker's mother has reached a custody agreement with the mother of his teenage daughter, Meadow. Cheryl Walker and Rebecca Soteros have resolved their issues out of court. Meadow will live with her mother, but the estate will be under court management.
Search on for actor to play Tupac Shakur in biopic
18 years after the murder of Tupac Shakur, the rapper will be bought back to life in a biopic. It will be directed by his friend John Singleton, who directed him in 1993’s ‘Poetic Justice.’ Anthony Mackie played Tupac in the 2010 movie Notorious.
Omarion To Be A Dad
Omarion is set to become a first-time father. He and girlfriend Apryl Jones are expecting their first child, a son, later this summer. He posted a photo of the ultrasound to Instagram. He said, "we have no problem with sharing the process of our pregnancy with the public."
Taylor Swift Buys $20 Million Penthouses In New York
Taylor Swift has purchased duplex penthouses worth $20 million in NYC. The 2 luxury units are in the Big Apple's TriBeCa district, the top 2 floors of a boutique building. Swift also has properties in Nashville, Beverly Hills, and a beachfront mansion in Watch Hill, Rhode Island.
Robin Thicke Ends Spat Over Blurred Lines
Robin Thicke and Bridgeport Music have settled their dispute over the alleged sampling of Funkadelic's Sexy Ways in ‘Blurred Lines.’ He now faces a possible legal battle with Marvin Gaye's children over alleged samplings from his songs. A mediation session is next month.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Trained With Swat Team For Sabotage
Arnold Schwarzenegger trained with a Los Angeles Swat team for 3 months to perfect his weapons skills for new movie Sabotage. He plays a Drug Enforcement Agency officer. There's a difference between the military and police force weapons and tactics.
Chris Martin, Gwyneth Paltrow take kids to Bahamas
Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow are in the Bahamas with their children. They are renting a private beachfront villa that costs $7,500 a week. They have been spotted playing on the beach and horseback riding. Witnesses say they are staying apart & won’t touch each other.
Ashlee Simpson celebrates engagement
Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross celebrated their engagement at a lavish outdoor party in Los Angeles Wednesday night. They got engaged in Hawaii in January after six months of dating. Ashlee has a five-year-old son, Bronx, with her ex-husband Pete Wentz.
Sandra Bullock plans to make 'Miss Congeniality' television show
Sandra Bullock has a Miss Congeniality television series in the works. She wants to create a TV spinoff of the 2000 movie comedy. She will not appear in the show, but would serve as producer. She continues her friendships with FBI agents she met researching the role.
Kelly Clarkson Teams Up With Martina McBride for 'In the Basement'
Martina McBride and Kelly Clarkson have teamed up on the new single "In the Basement." The track was originally recorded by Etta James and Sugar Pie DeSanto in 1966. It will be included on McBride's album "Everlasting," out April 8. It features 12 covers of R&B songs.
LL Cool J to Host ACM Special Saluting Military
LL Cool J is adding more hosting duties to his resume. He will co-host the Academy of Country Music's annual television special with Chris O'Donnell. "ACM’s All-Star Salute to the Troops" will be taped April 7 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It will air May 20 on CBS.
Whitney Houston's Sister-in-law Obtains Restraining Order
Whitney Houston's sister-in-law has obtained a restraining order against the new husband of Bobbi Kristina Brown. Pat Houston claims Nick Gordon made threats & posted photos of guns on Twitter after a fight at a family function. She wants him to stay away from her.
Today's Birthdays: Actress Conchata Ferrell is 71. Actor Ken Howard is 70. Actress Dianne Wiest (weest) is 66. Country singer Reba McEntire is 59. Olympic gold medal gymnast Bart Conner is 56. Rapper Salt (Salt-N-Pepa) is 48. Actress Tracey Needham is 47. Movie director Brett Ratner is 45. Actor Vince Vaughn is 44. Rapper Mr. Cheeks (Lost Boyz) is 43. Actor Ken L. is 41. Singer/songwriter Matt Nathanson is 41. Reality show mom-of-8 Kate Gosselin is 39. Rock musician Dave Keuning is 38. Actress Annie Wersching is 37. Actress Julia Stiles is 33. Singer Lady Gaga is 28.
L'Wren Scott left her entire estate to longtime boyfriend Mick Jagger. The estimated value of the 49-year-old designer's personal estate is $9 million. Her Manhattan condo is worth $8M. A small and private funeral service was held Tuesday. She died March 17 in New York.
Trace Adkins' Wife Files For Divorce After Being Married For 16 Years
Trace Adkins' wife has had enough. Rhonda Adkins filed for divorce Tuesday in Tennessee citing "irreconcilable differences." She wants custody of their 3 children, full child support, & alimony. Trace has had continuing issues with alcohol and rehab. His father died in Feb.
Judge to decide guardianship of Paul Walker’s daughter Meadow
The child custody hearing between the mother of Paul Walker’s daughter and the girl’s grandmother goes to court today. Paul indicated in his will he wanted his mother to be guardian. The girl’s mother wants to take her back. But she has alcohol issues.
'American Idol' Top 9 Perform
"American Idol" returned last night, with the remaining 9 finalists and "I'm With the Band" theme. The episode opened with a group performance where they sang a medley of rock hits. Caleb Johnson earned rave reviews for his performance of "Dazed and Confused."
Oprah Winfrey is going on tour
Oprah Winfrey will embark on a tour in September, focusing on empowerment, resilience and authenticity. She will visit arenas in 8 cities to host a 2-day conference, titled 'The Life You Want.' She will interact with fans, lead group activities and introduce different speakers.
Robin Thicke says he and Paula Patton are 'very happy right now'
Robin Thicke and Paula Patton are still working on their marriage. He told an interviewer he and his estranged wife are "doing well." He wouldn't clarify whether they'd reconciled. He has dedicated songs to her in his concerts, and sent her flowers daily.
Rappers Wu-tang Clan To Sell One Copy Of Special Album
The Wu-Tang Clan are set to release just 1 copy of a new collector's album, titled ‘Once Upon A Time In Shaolin.’ The 31-track CD took 5 years to record. It will be displayed at art exhibitions around the world. The group will release a 20th anniversary album this summer.
Rod Stewart's Old Lamborghini Up For Sale
A Lamborghini once owned by Rod Stewart is for sale. He bought the car in 1971, when it was the fastest road car of its kind in the world. He sold it 5 years later, and it has since had a $100,000 makeover. It is now on sale in British car magazine Auto Trader for $1.4 million.
Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian to Headline New Spin-Off Series on E!
The Kardashian ladies will get the spotlight in another E! reality series. The network has picked up "Kourtney & Khloe Take the Hamptons." They begin filming this summer for a fall premiere. E! is also developing "Dash Dolls" about the Kardashian sisters' clothing stores.
Kanye West has 'insane' wedding guest-list
Kanye West has given his assistants a 600-strong guest-list for his wedding to Kim Kardashian in Paris in May. Included are the biggest names in the entertainment industry. Kim wants just family & friends. The wedding is the last weekend of Cannes Film Festival.
'Indiana Jones' producer denies Bradley Cooper reboot rumors
Producers are denying rumors Bradley Cooper will be the new Indiana Jones. The fourth Indiana Jones film, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, was released in 2008. Harrison Ford, now 71, has offered to reprise the swashbuckling archeology professor in another film.
Shakira releases video for new single 'Empire'
Colombian pop star Shakira has unveiled the video for her new single, "Empire." She’s in a ballerina bride dress, gets cold feet and runs off to a mountain. She finishes the clip dancing around in a black cut-out gown. "Empire" is the second single from her 10th album.
Zac Efron, bodyguard attacked by transients under L.A. freeway
Zac Efron ended up in a bad area of downtown L.A. just after midnight Sunday. His car ran out of gas. While waiting for a tow truck, a bottle got thrown out the window. A group of 3 transients got into a fight with Zac & his bodyguard. Police broke them up. No arrests.
Today's Birthdays: Rock musician Tony Banks (Genesis) is 64. Rock musician Andrew Farriss (INXS) is 55. Jazz musician Dave Koz is 51. Movie director Quentin Tarantino is 51. Rock musician Derrick McKenzie (Jamiroquai) is 50. Actress Pauley Perrette is 45. Singer Mariah Carey is 44. Rock musician Brendan Hill (Blues Traveler) is 44. Actress Elizabeth Mitchell is 44. Actor Nathan Fillion is 43. Hip-hop singer Fergie (Black Eyed Peas) is 39. Actress Megan Hilty is 33. Actress Emily Ann Lloyd is 30. Actress Brenda Song is 26. Pop singer/songwriter Kimbra is 24. Actress Taylor Atelian is 19.
Angelina Jolie appeared at CinemaCon in Las Vegas last night. She revealed footage from the upcoming survival saga "Unbroken," which she directed and produced. The film, about a man’s survival in WWII, was shot in Sydney last year. It’s to be released in December.
Funeral held for L'Wren Scott in California
L'Wren Scott was mourned yesterday at a small, private funeral in Los Angeles. It was attended by family, friends & her longtime companion, Mick Jagger. Scott, both a designer and a longtime stylist, passed away March 17 in NY. She was cremated, per her wishes.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin announce separation
Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin are separating after 11 years of marriage. They were married in 2003 & have 2 children: daughter Apple (9) and son Moses (7). They frequently accompanied each other to public events, but rarely posed together on red carpets.
Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle Denies T.I. Divorce Rumors
R&B singer/songwriter Tameka 'tiny' Cottle blames a finger injury for failing to wear her wedding ring. There are ongoing rumors her marriage to rapper T.I. is on the rocks. They have been appearing at public events solo. The couple began dating in 2001 & wed in 2010.
Taylor Swift granted restraining order against man
A man accused of harassing Taylor Swift and threatening to harm her family has been ordered to stay away for 3 years. Court filings by Swift state Timothy Sweet sent threatening messages to her. He did not attend yesterday’s hearing.
Rihanna Puts $15 Million California Mansion On The Market
Rihanna has put her trouble-plagued California mansion on the market 5 months after relocating to New York. Her former home is available for a little under $15 million. She now lives in a SoHo penthouse in Manhattan.
Investigators: Unsafe speed caused Walker crash
It was speed that killed "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker on a Los Angeles street Nov 30. Investigators say the Porsche he was a passenger in was traveling between 81 and 94 mph when it hit a pole & burst into flames. He and friend & driver Roger Rodas died at the scene.
Fox's 'American Idol' hits rating low
"American Idol" reached its smallest viewing audience last week since its rookie season in the summer of 2002. Thursday's edition reached 8.4 million viewers. Industry analysts blame viewer fatigue. NBC's "The Voice" is now viewers' favorite music competition show.
'American Idol' winner David Archuleta returns from 2-year Mormon mission
David Archuleta left his musical career behind for a two-year mission to Chile through the Mormon Church. The 23-year-old singer became American Idol's 7th-season runner-up back in 2008. He has announced his return home in a short video posted to his YouTube channel.
Kris Jenner target of alleged extortion over tape
Kris Jenner has been bombarded by someone claiming to have an explicit tape who wants a payoff. She claims extortion and wants the person caught. She also wants to know how he got their number. Kris says there is no such tape. Deputies have launched an investigation.
Robin Roberts and Ricky Martin to Guest Judge on 'Dancing With the Stars'
Robin Roberts will be a guest judge on "Dancing with the Stars" next week. Julianne Hough, a former pro dancer on the show, will return as a guest judge on April 7. Other guest judges this season include singer Ricky Martin and LMFAO's member Redfoo.
Judge Joe Brown believes jail time was a conspiracy
Judge Joe Brown is still mad about being arrested in Memphis court Monday. He believes the judge in a child support case conspired to keep him there longer. Joe is running for D.A. of Shelby County. He was jailed 3 hours and saw a few former clients.
Tiger that injured Roy of Siegfried & Roy dies
The white tiger that injured illusionist Roy Horn on a Las Vegas stage in 2003 has died. Mantecore was 17. The tiger died from an illness March 19. Horn was left partially paralyzed. He refused to have the tiger put down, and was with him when he passed.
Patrick Dempsey's Mother Loses Cancer Battle
Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey is mourning the death of his mother. She lost her battle with ovarian cancer yesterday. Amanda Dempsey was 79, and battled the disease many times since her initial diagnosis in 1997. The family’s home is Lewiston, Maine.
Flavor Flav Traffic Case Postponed
Rap veteran Flavor Flav's traffic and drug case has been postponed until May 16. He was pulled for speeding en route to his mother's funeral in Long Island in January. He was arrested for 16 suspensions on his license. He was conditionally released on probation.
Today's Birthdays: Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is 84. Actor-director Leonard Nimoy is 83. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is 74. Actor James Caan is 74. Singer Diana Ross is 70. Rock singer Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) is 66. Comedian Martin Short is 64. TV personality Leeza Gibbons is 57. Actress Jennifer Grey is 54. Actor Michael Imperioli is 48. Actor T.R. Knight is 41. Rapper Juvenile is 39. Actress Amy Smart is 38. Actress Keira Knightley is 29. Rapper J-Kwon is 28. Actress Carly Chaikin is 24.
Smithfield's Bria Kelly wins battle round on 'The Voice'
Smithfield's Bria Kelly sang Janis Joplin’s “Piece of My heart” and blasted her way into the next round of NBC's ‘The Voice.’ She sang against Tess Boyer, a former cheerleader for the St. Louis Rams. Adam Levine admitted he’s terrified of Team Usher because of Bria’s talent.
'Dancing with the Stars' Sends Home Two Pairs
Two celebrity dancers were booted from 'DWTS' last night. Charlie White, James Maslow and Meryl Davis all tied at 25 points. Billy Dee Williams again earned 15. Diana Nyad and Sean Avery are out. Next week, viewer tweets will switch the pros and partners for a week.
Jimmy Fallon off to fast start on 'Tonight'
David Letterman’s late-night crown is aging. Jimmy Fallon is averaging 4.2 million viewers per night to Jimmy Kimmel's 2.8 million. Letterman is last place with 2.7 million. Fallon is drawing the advertiser coveted 18-to-49 demographic. The best clips are put on YouTube.
Judge Joe Brown Arrested After Throwing Courtroom Tantrum
Judge Joe Brown was charged with contempt of court in Shelby County, Tennessee yesterday. He was representing a woman in a child support case. He yelled & challenged the judge’s authority. He was briefly detained, but released. His show was canceled last year.
Mary J. Blige to sing at Kim Kardashian's wedding
Kanye West wants Mary J. Blige to perform her 1997 hit 'Everything' at his wedding to Kim Kardashian. The couple will marry in France this spring. They are licensing their wedding photos for sale and will record the event for 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians.'
Rihanna to be honored with CFDA Fashion Icon award
Rihanna earned an icon award at the American Music Awards last year. Now she's receiving a similar honor from the fashion world. She will receive the Pop Culture Fashion Icon award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America June 2 at Lincoln Center in NY.
'Breakfast Club' detention would have taken place 30 years ago
Yesterday was the 30th anniversary of ‘The Breakfast Club. The coming-of-age comedy was released in 1985, but the story took place on March 24, 1984. It starred Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, and the late Paul Gleason.
Stacy Keibler confirms pregnancy rumors with 'bun in the oven' picture
Stacy Keibler has a bun in the oven. The 34-year-old model confirmed the news via Instagram and Twitter, posting a picture of a "bun in the oven." She captioned it "A Bun'dle of love!" She married tech entrepreneur Jared Pobre 2 weeks ago after 8 months of dating.
Aniston says she won't let tabloids steal her joy
Jennifer Aniston says she enjoys being close to friends and doesn’t pay attention to the hype in gossip tabloids. She says it can be toxic to a career. She prefers to be humble and grateful for the success she’s had and is still working. She recently turned 45.
Maria Menounos Leaves Extra Co-Host Position To "Explore Other Options"
Maria Menounos is leaving TV tabloid show 'Extra'. She has worked on Extra, alongside Mario Lopez, for 2 years. Producers say it was her decision not to renew her contract. She has a show on Oxygen Network, and was featured in wrestling matches for WWE.
50 Cent Releases Brand New Track 'Pilot'
50 Cent has debuted a new track in anticipation of "Animal Ambition", his upcoming album to be released June 3. Be warned: The track, called "Pilot," is explicit & filled with profanity. This will mark 50 Cent's first independent album following his departure from Interscope.
Cheech and Chong announce first official film together in over 30 years
Comedy duo Cheech and Chong have announced their first film together in over three decades. The two go to a marijuana festival called the Burning Joint. Their last movie was 1983’s Still Smokin’, the sequel to Up In Smoke.
Sean Combs Reverts Back To Puff Daddy For New Album
Hip-hop mogul Sean Combs is returning to his roots as Puff Daddy as he prepares to release a new album. He made the change on Monday as he announced the release of his sixth album. It’s expected to hit shelves later this year.
LeAnn Rimes' jaw popped out of place mid-performance in Oklahoma
LeAnn Rimes apologized to Oklahoma fans for an abrupt end to her Saturday concert -- her jaw popped out of place. She couldn’t hear out of her left ear. Rimes suffers from TMJ, a joint disorder connecting the lower jaw to the skull. Her dentist has to frequently reset it.
Man Arrested After Caught by Kim Kardashian Trespassing at Kris Jenner's House
Kim Kardashian saw a man peering through the windows at Kris Jenner’s house over the weekend. Police caught him 2 blocks away. He claimed he was Kendall Jenner's boyfriend and Justin Bieber's stepbrother. He was taken into custody and put on a psychiatric hold.
Rick Ross buys expensive watches for album’s collaborators
When his album “Mastermind” hit number one on the charts, Rick Ross bought each of his closest boys an expensive watch to celebrate. He hit up a jeweler in NYC last week and dropped $250k on 6 watches. Among the recipients: DJ Khaled, Meek Mill and Wale.
RHOBH, minus 2, in Lady Gaga’s music video
The "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" did a cameo in Lady Gaga's new music video. Brandi Glanville and Joyce Giraud were absent from the video, "G.U.Y." They had previous commitments. The Housewives show up pretending to play musical instruments.
Today's Birthdays: Feminist activist and author Gloria Steinem is 80. Singer Aretha Franklin is 72. Actor Paul Michael Glaser is 71. Singer Elton John is 67. Actress Brenda Strong is 54. Actress Marcia Cross is 52. Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is 49. Former MLB All-Star pitcher Tom Glavine is 48. Auto racer Danica Patrick is 32. Actress-singer Katharine McPhee is 30. Singer Jason Castro ("American Idol") is 27. Rap DJ/producer Ryan Lewis is 26.
'Good Wife' leaves viewers shocked, bereaved as main character killed off
Viewers of "The Good Wife" were stunned last night by the sudden, unexpected death of its dashing attorney, Will Gardner. He was gunned down in the courtroom by his client. Josh Charles had been with the series all 5 seasons. His departure was a well-guarded secret.
Teen sci-fi franchise 'Divergent' debuts with $56M
"Divergent" debuted with $56 million over the weekend. The audience was 59% female and half under age of 25. A sequel is already in the works. #2 "Muppets Most Wanted" fared poorly, earning just $16 million. "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" slid to third with $11.7 million.
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Expecting First Child
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are engaged — and expecting. They will welcome their first child later this year. They have not revealed a wedding date, but are in no hurry to tie the knot. The pair began dating in 2012. She is attending a prenatal yoga class in Hollywood.
Aretha Franklin celebrates birthday, announces new music
Aretha Franklin held an exclusive and small party Saturday in NYC for her 72nd birthday, which is tomorrow. She entered the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in a baseball cap. She revealed she’s working on new music with rapper Andre 3000 and singer-songwriter Babyface.
L'Wren Scott's Coffin Moved to a Funeral Home in Los Angeles
Designer L'Wren Scott’s coffin has been moved to the Hollywood Forever Funeral Home and Cemetery in Los Angeles. There has been disagreement in the family over her final resting place. Scott's adopted sister Jan wants the funeral held in Utah, where they grew up.
NASCAR’s Michael Waltrip tripped up by Donna Summer look-alike
NASCAR legend Michael Waltrip was doing some pre-race work for FOX at the NASCAR Auto Club 400 race. He interviewed a woman he thought was Donna Summer. The woman was actually just a race fan who looked like her. Donna Summer passed away 2 years ago.
Evelyn Lozada gives birth to baby boy
Evelyn Lozada gave birth to her first child, a boy, with fiancé Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford. The baby was born at 3:55 a.m. Saturday. The baby joins Lozada's 20-year-old daughter from a previous relationship. Lozada appears on "Basketball Wives."
Alyssa Milano pregnant with second child
Alyssa Milano is pregnant with her second child with husband David Bugliari. The baby's due date hasn't been announced yet, but she's already starting to show. Milano announced her good news on Twitter. The couple have a 2-year-old son named Milo.
Gregg Allman forced to miss shows because of bronchitis
Bronchitis sidelined Gregg Allman for at least 2 dates of the Allman Brothers Band's annual shows at the Beacon Theatre. He intends to return for the final 4 shows over the next week. He is now 66, and had a liver transplant in 2010. The band is celebrating its 45th anniv.
Pharrell Williams says music works best without egos
Pharrell Williams thinks the secret to writing great songs is ditching your ego. He says a big ego can often make people delusional. He thinks the best tunes are a result of musicians tapping into their ''feelings.'' ''when a song works, you should just be thankful.”
Justin Bieber has religious tattoos done in jet 40,000 feet closer to heaven
Justin Bieber has joined a very exclusive mile-high club. He got fresh ink on a flight to Canada just 5 days after his Miami Beach arrest. The new tat was done by NYC tattoo artist Bang Bang. The work was done at 40,000 feet during turbulence.
Rihanna Promotes Upcoming 'Monster' Tour With Infamous 'Teen Mom 2' Clip
Rihanna is trying a unique way to plug her upcoming 'Monster' tour. She is heading on the road for a 3-date run this summer with Eminem. She has used a well-known clip from 'Teen Mom 2' for promotional purposes. The dates are in Los Angeles, New jersey and Detroit.
'Fast & Furious 7' Will Use Body Doubles And CGI For Paul Walker Scenes
'Fast & Furious 7' will recommence shooting this month. It was postponed due to the tragic death of co-star Paul Walker. Producers will use CGI and body doubles to complete Walker’s role. 'Fast & Furious 7' is slated for release on April 10th 2015.
Jimmy Kimmel Takes Selfie With The Clinton Family
Anything Ellen DeGeneres does, Jimmy Kimmel can do better. He posted a pic Saturday night of himself with former President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton on Twitter. He took the snap at the Clinton Global Initiative University in Tempe, Arizona.
'Homeland' actor James Rebhorn dies at 65
James Rebhorn, most noted for "Homeland," "Scent of a Woman" and "My Cousin Vinny," has died from skin cancer. He was 65. He was diagnosed in 1992 but worked up until last month. On "Homeland," he played the father of Claire Danes' CIA officer Carrie Mathison.
Today's Birthdays: Fashion and costume designer Bob Mackie is 75. Fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger is 63. Actor Robert Carradine is 60. Rhythm-and-blues DJ Rodney "Kool Kollie" Terry (Ghostown DJs) is 53. TV personality Star Jones is 52. Rock singer-musician Sharon Corr (The Corrs) is 44. Actress Lauren Bowles (TV: "True Blood") is 44. Actress Lara Flynn Boyle is 44. Rapper Maceo (AKA P.A. Pasemaster Mase) is 44. Actress Megyn Price is 43. Actor Jim Parsons is 41. Actress Alyson Hannigan is 40. NFL quarterback Peyton Manning is 38. Actress Jessica Chastain is 37. Actress Lake Bell is 35. Rock musician Benj Gershman (O.A.R.) is 34. Actress Keisha Castle-Hughes is 24.
Disney's 'Frozen' Soundtrack Reaches 6th Week At No.1
Disney's hugely successful animation film 'Frozen' is enjoying its sixth week at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 200. The film's soundtrack becomes the first album of 2014 to sell over 1 million copies. It was released in November. The home video was released Tuesday.
Stones: Mick Jagger in deep grief over loss of L’Wren Scott to suicide
The Rolling Stones say Mick Jagger is having a rough time accepting the suicide of his long-time companion L'Wren Scott. She was in financial hardship & was preparing to close her fashion company. The group has postponed its tour to October to focus on his recovery.
L'Wren Scott's Sister Wants Body Returned Home To Utah
L'Wren Scott's grieving sister is hoping to take her body home to Utah, so she can be buried beside her parents. Scott's older brother Randall is taking care of arrangements. The designer was raised in Utah by adoptive parents. Her name was Laura 'Luann' Bambrough.
Pharrell partners with U.N. for 'Happy' day
Pharrell continues to be a never-ending source of happiness. He is partnering with the United Nations Foundation to celebrate the second International Day of Happiness today. He will be spotlighting happy-themed videos on his website 24hoursofhappiness.com.
Pharrell booked to perform on SNL April 5
Anna Kendrick will make her Saturday Night Live debut April 5 alongside musical guest Pharrell. Louis C.K. will host for the second time March 29 with musical guest Sam Smith. Seth Rogen will return a third time April 12 with musical guest Ed Sheeran.
Paul Walker's Mother Files For Guardianship Of His Daughter
Paul Walker's mother Cheryl Walker has filed papers requesting guardianship of his daughter. 15-year-old Meadow's mother, Rebecca Soteros, is battling alcoholism. In his will, Walker wanted his mother to become Meadow's guardian. He died in November.
Obama to talk Obamacare on 'Ellen' today
President Obama will appear on Ellen DeGeneres’ show via satellite from the White House today. He was last on the show in 2007, when he was a senator. “Ellen” is part of the White House's pop cultural promotional tour for Obamacare.
Concert promoter sued for selling too many tickets to brokers
A New York woman claims she was ripped off by a concert promoter. Jessica Pollard says she was forced to pay exorbitant prices for a Bon Jovi show in 2010 and a Justin Bieber show in 2013. She claims AEG sold too many tickets to brokers, who jacked up prices.
Eminem And Rihanna Announce Dates For Huge 'The Monster' Concerts
Rihanna will join Eminem for a North American mini-tour of just 3 cities. They will be in New York, L.A. and Detroit in August. All are in large outdoor stadiums. They have collaborated on 3 successful songs: 'The Monster,' 'Love The Way You Lie,’ and its sequel.
Oprah Creates A New Tea
Oprah Winfrey has added tea-maker to her impressive resume. She has teamed up with Starbucks & Teavana to create a new brew. The Oprah Chai Tea includes cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and cloves, blended with loose-leaf black tea and rooibos. It’s available April 29.
Once a cheater, always a cheater: Karrueche Tran finally gets it
Karrueche Tran ended her relationship with Chris Brown because he refused to stop texting other girls. She ended things after she visited Chris in rehab. She saw his phone. It was filled with inappropriate texts from other girls. She walked out, and hasn’t seen him since.
Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady Selling Home for $50 Million
Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady are selling their home in Los Angeles' Brentwood neighborhood. The selling price is $50 million. The couple reportedly is moving out to Boston, where they will live in an equally stunning home.
Jennifer Lawrence Dances and Lip-Syncs To 'Evil Ways' In 'American Hustle
Jennifer Lawrence received an Oscar nomination for her role in 'American Hustle.' But her best work seems to be in a deleted scene Sony has released. She lip-syncs to Santana's 'Evil Ways' while vacuuming and dancing. The 4-minute clip was shot in a single take.
D'angelo To Headline James Brown Tribute
D'angelo will join Aloe Blacc and Angelique Kidjo for an upcoming all-star tribute to James Brown at the Hollywood Bowl. “Get On Up: A James Brown Celebration” will be in Los Angeles Aug 13. The show will also feature Bettye LaVette and members of Brown's band.
Today's Birthdays: Producer-director-comedian Carl Reiner is 92. Actor Hal Linden is 83. Actor William Hurt is 64. Actress Amy Aquino (ah-KEE'-noh) is 57. Movie director Spike Lee is 57. Actress Theresa Russell is 57. Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway is 57. Actress Holly Hunter is 56. Actress-model-designer Kathy Ireland is 51. Actress Jessica Lundy is 48. Actress Liza Snyder is 46. Actor Michael Rapaport is 44. Actor Alexander Chaplin is 43. Rock singer Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) is 38. Actress Bianca Lawson is 35. Rock musician Nick Wheeler (The All-American Rejects) is 32. Actor Michael Cassidy is 31.
In 1953, the Academy Awards ceremony was televised for the first time; "The Greatest Show on Earth" was named best picture.
Jagger posts tribute to companion L'Wren Scott
Mick Jagger has posted a tribute on Facebook to his late companion, L'Wren Scott. He said he is still struggling to understand her death and will never forget her. He canceled a Rolling Stones concert in Australia to fly to New York. The noted fashion designer died Monday.
Ashton Kutcher asked for Mila Kunis' father's blessing
Around Christmastime, Ashton Kutcher asked Mila Kunis' father for his blessing to marry her. He wanted to be respectful and traditional. The former 'That 70s Show' co-stars have been dating since April 2012. Friends expect a spring or early summer wedding.
Miley Cyrus' tour bus catches fire after tire explodes
One of Miley Cyrus’ tour buses caught fire en route to its latest concert stop. Her younger sister Noah posted photos on Instagram. She assured followers that no one was injured and that the Cyrus family is fine. The Bangerz tour was in New Orleans last night.
John Mayer sues dealer over alleged fake Rolexes
John Mayer spent $5m on Rolex watches, but now claims he was defrauded. He sent one to Rolex for repair. It wasn’t genuine. And neither were 6 others he bought. He’s filed suit against the dealer for a $600,000 refund. The dealer’s lawyer calls the lawsuit “meritless.”
M.I.A. Mocks NFL Lawsuit By Asking Madonna For Financial Aid
M.I.A. has asked Madonna to lend her $16m to cover the NFL fine for her finger gesture at the 2012 Super Bowl. She mockingly tweeted, "@madonna ummm ..... can i borrow 16 million?" The amount is the value of her 2 minutes on-screen, in terms of ad dollars.
'The Voice' Hires Chris Martin as Guest Mentor for Battle Rounds
Chris Martin will share some words of wisdom to "The Voice" contestants. The Coldplay frontman has been tapped to serve as a mentor for Battles: Round Two that stars March 31. He will advise contestants on vocal techniques, stage presence and tailoring song choices.
Charlie Brown, Snoopy back in 3-D 'Peanuts' movie
Good ol' Charlie Brown and Snoopy are going 3-D. "Peanuts" will hit theaters Nov. 6, 2015. It's the first full-length computer-animated film based on the comic strip that ran from 1950 to 2000. In the trailer, Charlie Brown and Snoopy have updated looks.
Police: Bieber claimed foot fracture in Miami
A Miami Police document says Justin Bieber had a foot injury when arrested Jan 23. He told officers he injured the foot skateboarding 3 months earlier. He also said he was not racing, just trying to escape paparazzi. He faces a May 5 trial date for DUI and other charges.
Steve-O Under Investigation By Texas Police Over Bridge Jump
Prankster Steve-O is facing prosecution from Texas police. He did a dangerous backflip off a bridge in the city of San Antonio as a stunt for a YouTube show. He had no idea the water was only about four feet deep. He shared a photo on Facebook. He faces a $500 fine.
Kanye West, Kim Kardashian suit against videographer gets trial date
A California judge has set a trial date of Nov. 17 for a video lawsuit filed by Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. YouTube founder Chad Hurley signed a confidentially agreement before their engagement event in San Francisco. His video appeared online.
Julianne Hough and Derek Hough to go on dancing tour across America
Julianne Hough is teaming up with brother Derek on a dance tour across the United States. They say the idea came from their fans. They plan to incorporate the audience into the show. The ‘Move Live On Tour’ will kick off May 25 in Park City, Kansas and hit 42 cities.
Cory Monteith's final film: 'McCanick'
Cory Monteith completed other roles before his sudden death last summer. One is a movie called, ‘McCanick.’ He plays a drug-addict hunted down by a narcotics detective. It debuts at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.
Tyler Perry Finds Out Father Is Not His Biological Dad
Tyler Perry has revealed the man who raised him is not his biological father. He was raised by Emmitt Perry, Sr. Tyler claims the man abused him for years. After his mother's death in 2009, Perry took a DNA test. They are not related. He’s looking for his real father.
It's no joke: Carey, Ferguson swap jobs on April Fools'
Drew Carey and Craig Ferguson are pulling an April Fools' Day switcheroo. Carey will host CBS' Late Late Show and Ferguson will give away prizes on The Price Is Right. Ferguson played Carey’s English boss on The Drew Carey Show.
Kate Gosselin and Kids Return to TLC for One-Night Special
Kate Gosselin and her kids will be back on TV for 1 night. The reality family is back with a one-hour special on TLC, more than two years after the network canceled "Kate Plus 8". The special will air in June. Jon Gosselin is omitted in a press release for the special.
Brittany Murphy's Final Film to Be Released Four Years After Her Death
Brittany Murphy's final film, ‘Something Wicked,’ will be released more than 4 years after her death. The movie will first be released April 4 in Eugene, Oregon, where the film was shot. It’s a thriller about love gone wrong. Murphy died on Dec. 20, 2009.
Today's Birthdays: Singer Ruth Pointer (The Pointer Sisters) is 68. Actress Glenn Close is 67. Film producer Harvey Weinstein is 62. Actor Bruce Willis is 59. Actress-comedian Mary Scheer is 51. Actor Connor Trinneer is 45. Rapper Bun B is 41. Rock musician Zach Lind (Jimmy Eat World) is 38. Actress Abby Brammell is 35. Actor Craig Lamar Traylor is 25.
DWTS Season 18 (and 9th year) returns tonight on ABC.
'Peabody & Sherman' tops box office
Street racers couldn't catch a time-traveling dog and his son at the multiplex this weekend. "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" ruled the box office, earning $21m. "300: Rise of an Empire" dropped to second place with $19m. "Need for Speed" opened in third with $17.8m.
Chris Brown returns to court today after rehab dismissal
Chris Brown is facing a court hearing today over why he was kicked out of rehab. He spent the weekend in jail after his dismissal from a Malibu treatment facility for violating its rules. He had been in rehab since November for anger management and bi-polar issues.
Nine Inch Nails & Soundgarden To Tour Together, coming to VA Beach
Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden have become the latest rock supergroups to plan a summer tour. They will hit the road for 23 dates in July and August. They will be in VA Beach Aug 5. Both released successful albums on the same date – March 8, 2004.
Tyler, the Creator arrested at SXSW for inciting riot
Rapper Tyler, the Creator was arrested by Austin police at the SXSW Music Festival. He was performing at Scoot Inn. It had reached its capacity of 999 people. He told fans outside to push their way in. One security guard was punched in the face by a member of the crowd.
Lady Gaga defends vomiting on stage
Lady Gaga has defended her SXSW performance against bulimia claims after artist Millie Brown “tossed her cookies” on her during her rendition of 'Swine'. Gaga called it art. Demi Lovato - who struggled with bulimia - accused Gaga of ''glamorizing'' the eating disorder.
Oprah Winfrey to sell Harpo Studios in Chicago
Oprah Winfrey is selling Harpo Studios in Chicago to a developer. She filmed "The Oprah Winfrey Show" at the studio from 1990 to 2011. She will receive $32m for the property. She’ll lease it for 2 years to produce programming for OWN. About 200 people work there.
Juan Pablo Galavis, Nikki Ferrell enjoy sun-filled getaway
Bachelor star Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell were spotted on vacation in the Dominican Republic. They walked hand-in-hand along the beach and took a dip in the ocean before having to leave the area. Too many fans of the show were coming up to them.
David Brenner, frequent 'Tonight' guest, dies
David Brenner, a guest & substitute host on the original Tonight Show more than 150 times, died in his NYC home Saturday at age 78 after battling cancer. He revealed had Johnny Carson retired in the early 80s, he would have been the next host. Carson retired in 1992.
Johnny Depp And Amber Heard Throw Intimate Engagement Bash
Johnny Depp & Amber Heard celebrated their engagement Friday night by throwing an intimate party. The couple were joined by guests at the luxurious Carondelet House. The invitations were in a black envelope with the initials 'A' and 'J,' with a golden ticket inside.
Rihanna and Drake are dating exclusively
Rihanna and Drake have decided to give their relationship another go. They had a brief fling in 2009. They have been together at his tour stops across Europe. Reps say there are happy with each other, and he treats her with the highest respect. Drake is 27, Rihanna is 26.
Miley Cyrus In Studio To Record Beatles Cover With The Flaming Lips
Miley Cyrus will join The Flaming Lips to cover The Beatles’ ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.’ Frontman Wayne Coyne posted an Instagram photo Friday of Cyrus rolling a joint in a recording studio. The song is expected to be on the Flaming Lips next album.
Miley Cyrus Shows Off Tattooed Lip
Miley Cyrus has a new tattoo - on the inside of her lower lip. She posted photos of her new crying cat ink on Instagram, pulling down her lip to show off the yellow and black tattoo. Last year, she had Rolling Stone magazine's logo tattooed on the soles of her feet.
Jennifer Hudson Parts Ways With Weight Watchers
Jennifer Hudson has ended her partnership with Weight Watchers after 4 years. She lost over 80 pounds over the 4 years by following Weight Watchers' calorie-counting system. She is devoting more time to many new projects and lots of new music.
Wayne Knight Is Alive! 'Seinfeld' Actor Tweets To Quash Death Hoax
Wayne Knight is not dead. The 58 year-old actor was the latest target of an internet death hoax. Knight, best known as Newman in 'Seinfeld', took to twitter to announce he is alive and well. The report, claiming he died in a car crash, was posted on a fake TMZ website.
Chris Pine Pleads Guilty to DUI
Chris Pine pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court to drunken driving. He was fined $93 New Zealand dollars ($79 US) and had his New Zealand driver's license suspended 6 six months. Police pulled him over early on March 1 after he'd attended a movie completion party.
Madonna Dresses Up in 'Game of Thrones' Costume for Jewish Holiday
Madonna uploaded a photo of her wearing a costume from popular fantasy series "Game of Thrones." She wore the costume to celebrate the Jewish holiday Purim. Madonna was raised a Roman Catholic, but converted into Kabbalah in the 1990s. Her Hebrew name is Esther.
Jenny McCarthy Gets Blasted On Twitter For Controversial Vaccination Views
Jenny McCarthy has felt the wrath of Twitter after being criticized for not vaccinating her children. She believes a vaccination in 2005 was responsible for her son’s autism. One Twitter post asked her, “are you upset you were given a vaccine that suppresses talent?"
Today's Birthdays: Rock musician Paul Kantner (Jefferson Starship) is 73. Actor Patrick Duffy (Dallas) is 65. Actor Kurt Russell is 63. Actor Gary Sinise is 59. Actor Actor Rob Lowe is 50. Rock singer Billy Corgan is 47. Soccer player Mia Hamm is 42. Rock musician Caroline Corr (The Corrs) is 41. Rapper Swifty (D12) is 39. Actress Natalie Zea (zee) is 39. Actress Brittany Daniel is 38. Actress Eliza Hope Bennett is 22.
Need for Speed - Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins. Stars Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Michael Keaton, Dakota Johnson, and Kid Cudi. Rated PG-13.
Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club - Brought together by an incident at their children's school, a group of single mothers from different walks of life bond, and create a support group that helps them find comedy in the obstacles of life. Stars Wendi McLendon-Covey, Tyler Perry, Nia Long, Amy Smart, and Eddie Cibrian. Rated PG-13.
Veronica Mars (limited release) - Years after walking away from her past as a teenage private eye, Veronica Mars gets pulled back to her hometown - just in time for her high school reunion - to help her old flame Logan Echolls, who's embroiled in a murder mystery. Directed by Rob Thomas. Stars Kristen Bell, James Franco, Krysten Ritter, Gaby Hoffmann, Justin Long and Jamie Lee Curtis. Rated PG-13.
Local NBC, Fox stations near deadline with Cox
Cox Communications and the owners of Ch. 10 and Ch. 43 must reach a contract deadline by 5pm today. They are again at odds over payments per subscriber, an annual ritual for the 2 companies. They have managed to reach a resolution before previous deadlines.
Ben Briley out, won’t be touring with Idol’s Top Ten
Ben Briley, Sam Woolf and Majesty Rose were the bottom 3 on ‘American Idol’ last night. The judges decided not to use their save, and sent Ben Briley home. The final 10 will be on Idol’s summer tour. Next week, the Top 10 take on songs from the Billboard Top 10 charts.
Kanye West, Jay Z reunite for SXSW performance
Jay Z and Kanye West's ‘Watch the Throne’ tour never made it to Austin. But the hip-hop duo made a special reunion stop at SXSW last night. They performed 35 songs, including one of Beyonce's latest hits, "Drunk in Love."
Kate Major arrested after another blowout fight with Michael Lohan
Michael Lohan and Kate Major had another domestic fight last night at their Florida home. He claims she hit in the face multiple times. He called police. She fled in her car, but crashed into some bushes. She’s been booked for DUI and domestic battery.
Drake the big winner at MTV's Woodie Awards
Drake won top honors at MTV's annual South By Southwest-based awards show last night. Woodie of the Year is given to music's top emerging artist. Lil Wayne performed and accepted Drake's award for him. The show airs on MTV Sunday night.
Angelina Jolie planning more preventative cancer surgery
Angelina Jolie underwent a preventative double mastectomy last May. She’s now talking with breast cancer survivors to decide when and if she’ll need more surgery. Her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, died of ovarian cancer and breast cancer at age 56.
Paul Walker's Alleged Sunglasses From Crash Site Up for Auction
Some items supposedly taken from the crash scene where Paul Walker died last year are being auctioned off. The items include sunglasses, a fire extinguisher and a piece of wreck. Bidders can choose a charity they want the money to go to.
Kelly Osbourne endures third tattoo removal
Kelly Osbourne has had more tattoos removed. She endured a third session of laser treatment to remove some of the artwork on her arms. She has advised fans to ''think'' before committing to permanent body art. Her slogan: “think before you ink!”
Jamie Lynn Spears is getting married, possibly today
Jamie Lynn Spears is getting married to fiancé James Watson. The couple have been engaged for a year, and got their marriage license March 5. The wedding is likely this weekend. This will be her first marriage. She has a 4-year-old daughter, Maddie.
Justin Bieber sells off all L.A. properties
Justin Bieber has cut his final ties with the city of Los Angeles. He’s sold the last piece of property he owns in the area. He had been looking for another home in Los Angeles, but he's since called off the search. He’s Atlanta’s problem now.
Jimi Hendrix honored on new USPS stamp
Legendary musician Jimi Hendrix has been honored on a new Postal Service Forever stamp. The new stamp is part of the Music Icons series. The colorful painting depicts the 60s musician on his guitar. Janis Joplin will be the next musician honored on a stamp.
Rapper Petey Pablo released from prison
Rapper Petey Pablo was released from prison Thursday morning. He was arrested Sept 11, 2010 at Raleigh airport after he attempted to carry a stolen pistol onto his flight. He was released 4 months early. He’ll head back into the studio with producer Timbaland.
Lil Boosie's 4 baby mamas have another bun in the oven -- a reality show.
Lil Boosie’s 4 baby mamas -- Walnita, Tracey, Trivia, and Gerlissa – are shopping a reality show. Together, they've mothered Boosie's 7 children, ages 4-11. The show will focus on the ladies' unusual friendships. So far, no cable networks are interested.
Jane Lynch Writes Anti-bullying Book For Kids
Jane Lynch has teamed up with her psychologist ex-wife Lara Embry to write her first children's picture book. The book is about a school bully and her efforts to reform after one kid stands up to her. It will be published in September.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Michael Caine is 81. Composer-conductor Quincy Jones is 81. Comedian Billy Crystal is 66. Actress Penny Johnson Jerald is 53. Rock musician Derrick (Jimmie's Chicken Shack) is 42. Actress Grace Park is 40. Actor Chris Klein is 35. Singer-musician Taylor Hanson (Hanson) is 31. Actor Jamie Bell is 28.
Judge Judy has filed a lawsuit against a Connecticut personal-injury lawyer. She alleges he used her image without authorization in advertisements. Judith Sheindlin has starred in "Judge Judy" for 18 years. Any money she wins will go to her college scholarships program.
'Jeopardy!' champ Chu unseated after 12-day run by W&M graduate
"Jeopardy!" champ Arthur Chu was defeated by W&M alumna Diana Peloquin of Ann Arbor, Mich. Chu finished third on last night’s show. He had reigned for 12 days. His total winnings were $297,200. A decade ago, Ken Jennings won 74 consecutive games, earning $2.5M.
American Idol Goes to the Movies
American Idol headed to Tinseltown in Week 3, with the Top 11 performing movie soundtracks. Caleb Johnson (Adele’s "Skyfall") and Jena Irene (Paramore's "Decode") were the standouts. Whoever is eliminated tonight won’t join the top 10 on Idol’s summer tour.
Rick Ross Earns No.1 Album With 'Mastermind' On Billboard 200
Rick Ross's sixth album ‘Mastermind’ outperformed Pharrell's 'G I R L' to take over the top of the Billboard 200. It’s his 5th No.1 album. Only 2010's 'Teflon Don' missed out on No.1. Pharrell's 'G I R L' has fallen to the second position.
Stacy Kiebler Pregnant
Stacy Kiebler is reportedly pregnant with her first child. She and tech entrepreneur Jared Pobre married in a secret ceremony last Saturday in Mexico. No word yet on the gender or when it’s due. The couple have been together 5 years. Stacy is 34.
Robin Thicke parties with Leonardo DiCaprio
Robin Thicke headed to DBA nightclub in West Hollywood with Leonardo DiCaprio and friends on Monday. The occasion was his 37th birthday. The group drank tequila pineapples, Amstel light beer and Cristal champagne. No girls were allowed in their booth.
Too much partying? Robin Thicke Scraps Another Gig Over Vocal Problems
Robin Thicke was forced to pull out of a concert in Ontario Tuesday night due to a recurring vocal problem. He postponed the first 3 shows of his Blurred Lines Tour last month. He was scheduled to perform in Detroit last night. The Ontario gig is rescheduled to July 26.
South By Southwest swag blamed for airport delays
Swag given to attendees of the South By Southwest festival are setting off airport security alarms. The baggage must be individually screened. TSA suggests promotional materials be packed in carry-on bags and placed in a bin at the security checkpoint for faster screening.
Demi Lovato Battling Respiratory Infection
Demi Lovato is battling respiratory infection in the middle of her "Neon Lights" tour. She has been to a doctor, and is recovering. She went ahead with her show in Long Island. She started the tour in early February, and has 11 more stops before heading to South America.
Lawyer: Bieber should return to Fla. for questions
A lawyer wants Justin Bieber to return to South Florida so he can ask more questions about Selena Gomez. Attorney Mark DiCowden says she was at previous altercations between Bieber and photographers. He wants a judge to order Bieber to return within 30 days.
Pharrell Williams Creating 'G I R L' Fragrance
Pharrell is set to make a new fragrance for men and women called 'Girl', after his latest album. He is partnering with a Japanese designer. The new scent will be in stores by Sept. Pharrell is a producer, rapper, singer-songwriter and musician, and has a clothing brand.
'The Big Bang Theory' is here to stay
The Big Bang Theory is here to stay ... for at least three more years. CBS has made a renewal pact with Warner Bros. TV to extend the series 3 more seasons. The Big Bang Theory is in its seventh season. The show is the number-one comedy.
Kate Upton named the new face of fashion retailer Express
Kate Upton can now add spokeswoman to her long list of accomplishments. The 21-year-old model has joined fashion retailer Express as its new ad spokesperson. She'll host the brand's spring runway show at The Raleigh hotel in Miami Beach tonight.
Keys, Pharrell, Lamar team up for 'Spider-Man 2'
Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar & Pharrell Williams perform on ‘It's On Again,’ the lead song on the Spider-Man 2 soundtrack. The album's out April 22. Keys & Williams wrote the track alongside K-Dot & Hans Zimmer. Keys says, “There's a little bit of a super hero in all of us."
Floyd Mayweather under investigation for brutal attack on 2 workmen
Floyd Mayweather allegedly orchestrated a savage attack on two employees he suspected of stealing his jewelry. The two men had been hired to work on Floyd's Vegas homes. They were badly injured. Both are adamant they never took anything & have retained a lawyer.
Joan Rivers Auctioning Off Connecticut Property Possessions
Joan Rivers is clearing out the Connecticut mansion she sold last year. She is auctioning off everything from furniture to fine art. She has listed more than 150 items for Christie's auction house in New York. The sale is April 1 and 2nd.
Today's Birthdays: Jazz musician Roy Haynes is 89. Singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka is 75. Actor William H. Macy is 64. Comedian Robin Duke is 60. Actress Glenne Headly is 59. Actress Dana Delany is 58. Rock musician Adam Clayton (U2) is 54. Jazz musician Terence Blanchard is 52. Actor Christopher Collet is 46. Rock musician Matt McDonough (Mudvayne) is 45. Actress Annabeth Gish is 43. Actress Tracy Wells is 43. Rapper-actor Common is 42. Rapper Khujo (Goodie Mob, The Lumberjacks) is 42. Singer Glenn Lewis is 39. Actor Danny Masterson is 38. Actor Noel Fisher is 30. Actor Emile Hirsch is 29.
In 1989 (25 years ago), the reality TV show "COPS" premiered on the Fox Network.
Goo Goo Dolls & Daughtry Team Up For Summer Tour
The Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry are teaming up for a North American tour this summer. The 37-date tour begins in June and runs to late-August. They’ll be in Virginia Beach July 6. Special guests are the Plain White T’s.
Spoilers: Nikki wins Bachelor, Andi the new Bachelorette
Bachelor Juan Pablo selected Nikki Ferrell, but he didn’t propose. He said he wasn’t ready. She did accept the rose, but didn’t get the ring. Clare Crawley left angry, essentially telling him he’s a jerk. Atlanta assistant district attorney Andi Dorfman is the new Bachelorette.
Idina Menzel's 'If/Then' off to a strong start
Adele Dazeem may be having the last laugh. The new Broadway musical starring Idina Menzel pulled in $909,000 over its first 7 previews. Her name was mangled at the Oscars by John Travolta. “A Raisin in the Sun" & Disney's new "Aladdin" are also off to a strong start.
Beyonce, Jennifer Garner, Jane Lynch join 'Ban Bossy" campaign
Is bossy a bad word? Celebrities are joining the Ban Bossy campaign to encourage girls to take on leadership roles. Included are Beyonce, Jennifer Gardner, Victoria Beckham, and Jane Lynch. BanBossy.com includes tips for girls, parents and teachers.
Lil Boosie: Prison term of the 1,000 songs
Rapper Lil Boosie says serving time in a Louisiana prison on drug charges was life changing. He held a press conference in New Orleans yesterday. He says to expect new music, a book, a film, and some collaborations. All will reflect on experiences he went through in prison.
Bieber surprises with performance during SXSW
Justin Bieber surprised a small crowd at Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden in Austin Sunday night. He performed 2 songs, dedicating "Boyfriend" to ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez. She was backstage. The music portion of South by Southwest starts today.
Kanye West and Jay Z to Perform at SXSW tomorrow night
Kanye West and Jay Z will perform a full concert tomorrow night (Wednesday) at the South by Southwest festival in Austin. Wristbands with the location will be handed out at a pop-up location at 2nd Street and Trinity Street today.
Ciara dropped $20K on an animal-themed nursery
Pregnant Ciara & fiance Future spent 20K at pricey Petit Tresor in L.A. They spent $1,800 on an 8-foot stuffed giraffe, and the balance on other stuffed animals, lion book ends and art work. Ciara was recently out shopping at another high end baby store with Kim Kardashian.
Officer sues over Whitney Houston fallout
A Beverly Hills police sergeant is suing the city. He claims he faced retaliation after reporting a detective made inappropriate remarks about Whitney Houston's body at her death scene. Sgt. Brian Weir says he was removed from assignments & denied promotions.
Fan bypasses security, sneaks behind stage at Miley Cyrus concert
An 18-year-old Miley Cyrus fan sneaked into her dressing room a day before her Omaha concert. He left a note pleading her to meet him. He then posted a Twitter message to her. He was found and detained at CenturyLink Center and cited on suspicion of trespassing.
Miley Cyrus Forced To Perform In Underwear Due To Costume Change Blunder
Miley Cyrus's gig in Milwaukee this past Sunday will be remembered for an apparent missed costume change. She had to perform the track '23' in her underwear. She explained on Twitter she wasn’t fast enough. The song was already playing. "The show must go on."
Steve Irwin's Camerman Recalls Horrific Final Moments
Crocodile hunter Steve Irwin died after being fatally stung by a stingray in 2006. His cameraman, Justin Lyons, has revealed his last moments. The stingray was 8 feet long. It stabbed wildly with its tail. Steve calmly looked up and said 'I'm dying.'"
Mark Wahlberg to be honored with the MTV Generation Award
Mark Wahlberg will receive the MTV Generation Award at this year's MTV Movie Awards. The cast of Entourage will present the award to Wahlberg at the ceremony. He was executive producer for the show, and the series was loosely based on his life. The show airs April 13.
Mo'nique Credits Family With Inspiring Weight Loss
Mo'nique is crediting her family for inspiring her to lose 82 pounds. She dropped the weight over the past year. She was motivated for the sake of her husband and children. She tells Essence.com, "in moments where you feel like you can't go any further, you can."
Elisabeth Moss Reveals Marrying Fred Armisen Was "Traumatic And Awful"
Elisabeth Moss talked to a magazine about her short marriage to Fred Armisen. She called it "extremely traumatic and awful and horrible." They filed for divorce in September 2010, barely a year after their wedding. She said, "I'm glad I didn't have kids.”
Zac Efron Confirms He Is Eager For 'High School Musical' Reunion Movie
It’s been 6 years since Zac Efron entertained Disney audiences in the 'High School Musical' trilogy. He is now 26, and would like to have a reunion with his former cast mates. He stars with Seth Rogen in the R-rated comedy 'Neighbors' May 9th.
Today's Birthdays: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is 83. Singer Bobby McFerrin is 64. Actress Susan Richardson is 62. Recording executive Jimmy Iovine (eye-VEEN') is 61. Singer Nina Hagen is 59. Singer Lisa Loeb is 46. Singer Pete Droge is 45. Actor Terrence Howard is 45. Actor Johnny Knoxville is 43. Rock singer-musicians Benji and Joel Madden (Good Charlotte) are 35. Actor David Anders is 33. Singer LeToya is 33. Actress Thora Birch is 32. TV personality Melissa Rycroft is 31. Actor Rob Brown is 30.
Charlie Sheen Delays 'Anger Management' Shooting Due To Unexplained Absence
Charlie Sheen has been a no-show on the 'Anger Management' set and has caused production to come to a halt. Producers have used several doubles in certain scenes. He’s due back on the set today. If he fails to show, some cast members may leave the show.
Sorry, George…Stacy Keibler marries Jared Pobre in Mexico, on the rebound
Less than a year after her split from George Clooney, Stacy Keibler has moved on. She tied the knot with tech entrepreneur Jared Pobre on a beach in Mexico Saturday. The nuptials were a surprise for a group of friends and family members on vacation with the couple.
Robin Thicke Takes Off Wedding Ring Despite Still Begging Paula
Did Robin Thicke finally let go of Paula Patton? He was seen wedding ring-less when stepping out in New York City. He was in town over the weekend for a performance at Madison Square Garden. He cryptically told the crowd about the importance of forgiveness.
Biggie Smalls remembered by Diddy 17 years after his death
New York-based rapper Biggie Smalls died 17 years ago yesterday in a drive-by shooting after a party in Los Angeles. Diddy shared photos of the rapper online & promoted a Biggie special on his network, Revolt TV. The special aired 3 times yesterday.
Pharrell Williams strips off for Australian crowd
Pharrell Williams took to the stage at the Future Music Festival in Melbourne, Australia yesterday. He flashed his killer abs to 45,000 fans. He revealed his super-toned physique and washboard stomach. He is currently Down Under promoting his new album GIRL.
Lady Gaga To Deliver SXSW Keynote Speech
Lady Gaga will deliver the keynote address at the South By Southwest festival this week. She will speak at the Hilton Austin Friday morning. She will perform on a stage after being denied a permit to sing in a huge Doritos vending machine due to crowd control.
Are Justin and Selena a couple again?
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez met up in McAllen, Texas Friday for breakfast & shopping. Staff said they were hugging and kissing. They also visited a perfume shop. In the afternoon, they hit up Action Dance Studio for 2 hours of rehearsal with a choreographer.
Selena Gomez Returns To Stage In Native Texas After Rehab Stint
Selena Gomez returned to performing this weekend. She played a live show at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Saturday night. It’s her first time performing since her stint in rehab for exhaustion, and medical treatment for autoimmune disease Lupus.
Justin Bieber Summoned To Court Over Maid's Wrongful Dismissal Suit
Justin Bieber has been subpoenaed to testify in a wrongful dismissal lawsuit filed by his former housekeeper. Tatiana Voziouk began working as a maid at his Calabasas, California mansion in August, 2012. She was let go last summer. He’s due in court tomorrow.
Drake and Rihanna continue to fuel romance rumors
They've set tongues wagging for weeks with whispers of a romantic reunion. Rihanna and Drake fanned the flames further when they were spotted having dinner Saturday in London. Two days earlier they were seen in Amsterdam dining at local sushi restaurant.
Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady baptize daughter
Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady baptized their 15-month-old daughter Vivian Saturday at the Santa Monica church they married at in 2009. The toddler was dressed in a white gown with pink lace across the top. The couple also has a 4-year-old son, Benjamin.
Second Child on the Way for Christian Bale
There’s another baby on the way for Christian Bale and wife Sandra. The notoriously private couple, who have been married 14 years, are already parents to a daughter, who will turn 9 this month. Sandra, or “Sibi,” debuted her baby belly at the Academy Awards.
Kate Upton threatens to sue website for fake naked pictures
Kate Upton threatened to sue a joke website after it allegedly posted edited and airbrushed pictures of her online. The images are from her Sports Illustrated magazine shoot. ‘Celeb Jihad’ has since removed the images. Taylor Swift encountered the same situation in 2011.
Academy members admit to voting for '12 Years a Slave' without watching it
‘12 Years A Slave’ took home the Oscar for Best Picture. Two members of the Academy have revealed they voted for the film without watching it. They thought it would be too upsetting. But given the film's social relevance, they felt obligated to do so.
Liam Neeson Turned Down James Bond Role After Wife's Ultimatum
Liam Neeson once ruled himself out of the running to play James Bond. His then-fiancee, Natasha Richardson, refused to marry him if he did. They did marry in 1994, but she died in a skiing accident in 2009. The person who replaced him: Pierce Brosnan.
Ashley Olsen dated Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong and Ashley Olsen dated briefly back in 2007. She was 21 at the time, he was 36. It’s revealed in a tell-all book about him written by a NY Times columnist. His Livestrong Foundation warned him to break it off, or it could damage his cancer work.
Will Smith To Produce Graphic Novel Adaptation
Will Smith will produce a Hollywood adaptation of forthcoming graphic novel Harlem Hellfighters. It’s based on the true story of an African-American infantry regiment which fought in both World Wars. It is not known if he will also star in the film.
Sheila MacRae of 'The Honeymooners' dies at 92
Actress Sheila MacRae died Thursday at age 92. Your grandparents would remember her as Alice Kramden in the 1960s recreation of "The Honeymooners." She replaced Audrey Meadows, who starred in the 1950s series. She also starred on Broadway and in films.
'The Simpsons' says goodbye to Marcia Wallace's Edna Krabappel
"The Simpsons" has bid its final farewell to Edna Krabappel, Bart's teacher. The touching tribute to the late Marcia Wallace came at the end of last night’s episode. Edna was dancing with Ned Flanders in his dream. Wallace died in October, after a battle with breast cancer.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Chuck Norris is 74. Actress Shannon Tweed is 57. Actress Sharon Stone is 56. Actress Jasmine Guy is 52. Rock musician Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam) is 51. Music producer Rick Rubin is 51. Actress Paget Brewster is 45. Actor Jon Hamm is 43. Rapper-producer Timbaland is 42. Singer Robin Thicke is 37. Actress Bree Turner is 37. Olympic gold medal gymnast Shannon Miller is 37. Country singerCarrie Underwood is 31. Actress Olivia Wilde is 30. Rhythm-and-blues singer Emeli Sande (EH'-mihl-ee SAN'-day) is 27. Actress Emily Osment is 22.
Conan O'Brien will be serving up buckets of golden popcorn. He's hosting this year's MTV Movie Awards April 13 at the Nokia Theatre. He previously hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2002 and 2006. Past hosts included Jimmy Fallon, Russell Brand, & Rebel Wilson.
'The Voice' Recap: Adam Levine Comes Home Empty Handed
Blind Auditions continued in the fourth episode of "The Voice" last night. Adam failed to score a single artist. Blake Shelton snagged a standout singer, Audra McLaughlin. So far, Team Shakira and Team Usher have 9 each, Blake has nabbed 6, and Adam has 7 singers.
John Travolta apologizes to Idina Menzel for flub
John Travolta has apologized to Idina Menzel for mangling her name during the Oscars. He called her "Adele Dazeem." Social media has been mocking him relentlessly ever since. She has put it behind her. She’s preparing to star in a new Broadway musical.
Oscar pizza delivery man gets $1,000 tip
The pizza delivery man who fed stars at the Oscars Sunday has received his tips from host Ellen DeGeneres. She collected $600 in Pharrell’s hat, but chipped in $400 for an even $1000. Ellen’s Monday's episode was the highest-rated in the series' 11-year history.
Jared Leto dents Oscar award
Jared Leto has dented his Oscar Award. He accidentally hit it on a banister while showing it off to friends. He will stash it in the kitchen so he can look at it every time he comes home. ''The Oscar is sitting in my kitchen guarded by some vegan butter and a bag of popcorn.''
Judge orders Bieber video released with blackouts
Remaining police video clips of Justin Bieber after his January arrest will be made public with sensitive portions blacked out. A Miami Judge ruled airing the explicit portions of the videos would be an invasion of privacy. A trial date has not been set.
'RHONJ' couple plead guilty to fraud in NJ
RHONJ couple Teresa & "Joe" Giudice (jew-dice) have admitted engaging in financial fraud. They will be sentenced July 8. They are hoping for probation. They admitted submitting fraudulent mortgage and loan applications and fabricating tax returns and W-2 forms.
Michelle Obama Readies ‘Women of Soul’ Concert at White House
First lady Michelle Obama is hosting a White House concert celebrating women of soul. The lineup for tomorrow’s concert includes Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Melissa Etheridge, Janelle Monae and Jill Scott. It airs live online and April 7th on PBS stations.
Mila Kunis to guest star on 'Two and a Half Men'
Mila Kunis will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Two and a Half Men. She will play a young, beautiful, free-spirited world traveler who shows up on Walden's doorstep. Walden is played by her fiancé, Ashton Kutcher. They were on That 70s Show from 1998-2006.
Katy Perry Comments On Sharing Kiss With Miley Cyrus
Katy Perry appeared on Australian talk-show 'Sunrise' to promote her upcoming world tour. She talked about the kiss with Miley Cyrus: “she tried to go deeper and I pulled away. God knows where that tongue has been." Katy’s 'Prismatic Work Tour' starts May 7th in Ireland.
Beyonce’s father successfully has child support payments lowered
Mathew Knowles just got his child support slashed because his income has plummeted. He has a 3-year-old son with Alexsandra Wright. To meet monthly expenses, he’s liquidating his assets. His child support is reduced to $2,485 a month. Alexsandra is on food stamps.
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom Report $250,000 Robbery at Former Home
The former home of Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom was robbed recently. At least $250,000 worth of jewelry and other items were discovered missing from their Tarzana, Calif. house on Monday. Police are investigating. The property is on the market.
Pharrell Williams thinks collaborators were gracious
Pharrell Williams thinks Miley Cyrus and Daft Punk were ''gracious'' for agreeing to collaborate with him on his new record 'G I R L'. Justin Timberlake and Alicia Keys are also on the new album. He is pleased his fans have reacted well & to have had so much support.
Matthew McConaughey Selling T-shirts Featuring Famous Phrase
Matthew McConaughey has expanded his Just Keep Living brand with a line of T-shirts featuring his signature phrase "Alright, Alright, Alright". He first used the slogan in his break-out film Dazed & Confused. Proceeds benefit after-school fitness programs.
Keith Urban Launches T-shirt Line
Keith Urban is launching his own line of custom-made T-shirts. He has teamed up with designers at clothing company Industrial Revolution II to create the By Keith Urban line. The unisex collection is available for purchase on Urban's official website.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Fred Williamson is 76. Actress Samantha Eggar is 75. Actor Michael Warren is 68. Actor Eddie Hodges is 67. Singer Eddy Grant is 66. Rock musician Alan Clark (Dire Straits) is 62. Actress-comedian Marsha Warfield is 60. Magician Penn Jillette is 59. Actress Adriana Barraza is 58. Singer Rome is 44. Actor Kevin Connolly is 40. Actress Jill Ritchie is 40. Actress Jolene Blalock is 39. Actress Eva Mendes is 39. Model Niki Taylor is 39. Actress Kimberly McCullough is 36. Actor Sterling Knight is 25.
New cast of Dancing with The Stars:
Candace Cameron Bure NeNe Leakes
Amy Purdy Sean Avery Billy Dee Williams
Erin Andrews is joining the series as its new co-host.
The 18th season of "DWTS" premieres on ABC March 17.