Insurgent- Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side. Stars Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, Jai Courtney & Octavia Spencer. (PG-13)
The Gunman- A sniper on a mercenary assassination team kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier's successful kill shot forces him into hiding. Returning to the Congo years later, he becomes the target of a hit squad himself. Stars Sean Penn, Ray Winstone, Idris Elba, Javier Bardem and Jasmine Trinca. (R)
Do You Believe?- When a pastor is shaken by the visible faith of a street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a journey that impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate. Stars Mira Sorvino, Sean Astin, Alexa PenaVega, and Cybill Shepherd. (PG-13)
Danny Collins- An aging rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year old letter written to him by John Lennon. Stars Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, and Bobby Cannavale. (R)
Harrison Ford, who recently crashed plane, is air film narrator
Harrison Ford, who recently crashed his vintage airplane on a Los Angeles golf course, is returning to the skies - at least with his voice. He will narrate an aviation documentary for National Geographic. It premieres on IMAX screens April 10.
Prosecutors want 'Suge' Knight's bail set at $25 million
Prosecutors want Suge Knight’s bail in his murder case set at $25 million. They say the former rap music mogul has extorted millions from rappers since 2004 and is a gang member. He has a bail hearing today. He has pleaded not guilty.
'American Idol' Recap: Judges Use the Save Early
"American Idol" was supposed to narrow down the contestants to 10 last night. The 11 finalists sang songs from the movies. The judges decided Qaasim Middleton was worth saving. Boy George will be mentoring the finalists for '80s music next week.
Jennifer Lopez Gives Beautiful Performance on 'American Idol'
Jennifer Lopez took over the stage on "American Idol" last night. She treated viewers to a beautiful performance of "Feel the Light" from the upcoming animated film "Home." Scenes were projected onto her white gown. "Home" opens in theaters next Friday, March 27.
Justin Bieber sued by former neighbor for assault
Justin Bieber's former neighbor in Calabasas claims in a lawsuit Bieber spit in his face and terrorized his family. The lawsuit seeks more than $25,000. Bieber has paid them $80,000 for throwing eggs at their home 2 years ago. He remains on probation.
Kate Middleton Will Take Maternity Leave
Kate Middleton will take maternity leave at the end of March. The Duchess will make her final public appearance March 27. She has 3 engagements that support opportunities for young people in London. Prince William will be with her. She’s due in mid-to-late April.
Russell Simmons Developing Hip-hop Musical For Broadway
Rap mogul Russell Simmons is producing a new Hip-hop musical For 2016. ‘The Scenario’ will celebrate the "golden age" of the genre, from the 1980s to the 1990s. He won a Tony Award in 2003 for the Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam shows.
Kevin Hart Surprises Ex-wife With New SUV
Kevin Hart bought his ex-wife a new Cadillac Escalade for her 37th birthday. He and Torrei Hart split more than five years ago and have been in a couple of public spats. They have 2 children. She posted a photo of the car online. He is engaged to wed model Eniko Parrish.
Kevin Hart Still Upset By Airport Toilet Encounter
Kevin Hart was a guest on The Daily Show Wednesday night. He told host Jon Stewart his stand-up routine is based on things that have happened to him. Most memorable: he was in an airport bathroom. A fan kicked open the door & snapped a photo as he flipped the finger.
Mr. T to host home renovation series 'I Pity the Tool'
Mr. T has landed a new home renovation series. He will host ‘I Pity the Tool’ on the DIY Network. The program will follow Mr. T and his team as they remodel outdated homes for veterans and their families. It is scheduled to premiere later this year.
Iggy Azalea Reveals Britney Spears Duet Is Called 'Pretty Girls'
New details about Iggy Azalea and Britney Spears' collaboration have emerged. The duet will be called "Pretty Girls". It will be the first single on her new album, out later this year. Azalea has had to reschedule her tour for September due to "production delays."
Fleetwood Mac Announces Rescheduled Tour of Australia, NZ
Fleetwood Mac's tour of Australia and New Zealand is back on. 10 shows are scheduled across a mix of arenas, wineries and outdoor venues, starting Oct. 22. They’re currently touring North America thru April 19, then head to Europe for 6 weeks.
Bill Murray putting together a celebrity holiday special for Christmas
Bill Murray has recruited some famous friends for a Christmas TV Special. He is teaming up with director Sofia Coppola for the show, which will air sometime during the 2015 holiday season. Guests include George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph.
Brad Pitt attacked at 'Maleficent' premiere by serial prankster
A man jumped over a barrier last night & lunged at Brad Pitt on the Red Carpet in Hollywood. He was attending the premier of "Maleficent,” which stars wife Angelina Jolie. Security guards pounced. Ukrainian serial prankster Vitalii Sediuk is jailed for battery.
Casey Kasem's wife ordered to appear in court
The wife of Casey Kasem has been ordered to appear in a Washington state court tomorrow. His daughter Kerri has a court order to see her ailing father. If Jean Kasem fails to show, she will be arrested. The court will determine if Casey is receiving adequate care.
George Michael taken to hospital after collapse
George Michael was taken to a hospital after collapsing at his north London home May 22. He was treated by paramedics before being helped into an ambulance. His agent would not release details. He has had to deal with a number of health problems over the years.
Lady Gaga Axes Gigs Due To Bronchitis
Lady Gaga has postponed two upcoming concerts due to bronchitis. Shows in Seattle and Vancouver will be rescheduled. The Seattle show was scheduled last night, the Vancouver gig tomorrow night. She apologized to her fans on Twitter, and promised to return.
Beyonce Make Forbes' Most Powerful Women List – at number 17
Forbes has released its annual list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women. German chancellor Angela (hard G) Merkel is at the top. Hillary Clinton clocks in at number six, two spots ahead of Michelle Obama. The top female celebrity is Beyonce at number seventeen.
Hayden Panettiere Expecting First Child
Hayden Penettiere is pregnant. Her fiancé is boxing star Vladimir Klitschko. They met in 2009, briefly split up, then reconciled in 2013. They got engaged last October. She is preparing to return to the set of “Nashville” to tape shows for the fall season.
Kim Kardashian changes her name
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are Instagram and Twitter official. She took to social media to change her name to Kim Kardashian West. She captioned several photos "Mr. and Mrs. Kanye West." The couple married Saturday in Italy.
Scout Willis Goes Topless on the Streets of N.Y.C.
Scout Willis is on a mission to bare it all. The 22-year-old daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore walked around NYC topless on Tuesday to protest Instagram's anti-nudity policy. It’s legal to go topless in New York. She posted photos on Twitter, wearing only a skirt.
Eva Longoria's Las Vegas Strip steakhouse closes
Eva Longoria's female-focused steakhouse, “SHe,” closed over the weekend, less than 2 years after opening on the Las Vegas Strip. The venue had been in trouble with health inspectors over food preparation. Her restaurant in Hollywood, Beso, is still open.
Jay Z Splits From Longtime Business Partner
Jay Z has reportedly parted ways from his longtime business partner who helped build his empire. John Meneilly was one of the driving forces behind the rise of Rocawear and record label Roc Nation. It is unclear as to what caused the split, but they parted on good terms.
Paul Walker's daughter will live with her mother
Paul Walker's daughter Meadow will continue to live with her mother Rebecca and a nanny. Her grandmother Cheryl has dropped her petition to become the teenager's legal guardian. Meadow is 15. She will inherit Paul's entire $25 million fortune.
'Chelsea Lately' gets August end date
If you’re a long-time fan of Chelsea Lately on E! Network, mark Aug. 26 on your calendar. The talk show is ending its 7-year run. It's earlier-than-expected. Handler’s contract expires at the end of the year. She is working on a production deal with Netflix.
Robert Pattinson Says He and Kristen Stewart Are Still in Touch
Robert Pattinson is on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter's latest issue. He says the Twilight movies were the hardest jobs he ever had. Producers at first thought he was too old for the part, but hired him anyway. He does stay in touch with his ex, Kristen Stewart.
Goal! LaVar Burton raises $1 million to re-launch Reading Rainbow
Some of you may remember Reading Rainbow, the PBS program that ran on PBS from 1983 to 2009. Host LeVar Burton launched a campaign to bring the show to the internet & develop a version for schools. He went on Kickstarter -- & raised $1 million yesterday alone.
Billy Idol Autobiography Gets Release Date
Billy Idol today appears at a book publishing convention in New York before commencing his 2014 summer tour. His book of memoirs titled "Dancing with Myself" is out Oct 7. The man born William Michael Albert Broad is also working on a new album.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Anthony Geary is 67. Singer Rebbie (ree-bee) Jackson is 64. Movie composer Danny Elfman is 61. Singer LaToya Jackson is 58. Actor Ted Levine is 57. Actress Annette Bening is 56. Actor Rupert Everett is 55. Actor Adrian Paul is 55. Singer Melissa Etheridge is 53. Actress Lisa Whelchel is 51. Actress Tracey Bregman is 51. Rock musician Noel Gallagher is 47. Singer Jayski McGowan (Quad City DJ's) is 47. Rock musician Mark Lee (Third Day) is 41. Singer Melanie Brown (Spice Girls) is 39. Rapper Playa Poncho is 39. Actor Brandon Mychal Smith is 25.
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50 Cent Throws Dreadful First Pitch
50 Cent was on the mound, but not on the money. He threw out a sloppy ceremonial first pitch last night before the Pittsburgh Pirates played the New York Mets at Citi Field. He posed for pictures during batting practice. He has a postgame concert at Citi Field June 14.
Madonna fails to show – for jury duty in New York
Madonna failed to show up for jury duty yesterday. She was expected at Manhattan Supreme Court at 9 a.m. Her rep reportedly provided a valid doctor’s excuse for her absence. She is available in coming days. She served on a jury in Beverly Hills in 2008.
Maxim Hottest Is Candice Swanepoel, no black women in top 10
Maxim Magazine has released its annual list of the 100 hottest women in the world. Readers gave Victoria's Secret supermodel Candice Swanepoel the No. 1 spot. Snubbed: Blake Lively, Jessica Biel, and Gisele Bündchen. And there’s no women of color in the top 10.
Kanye West gives Kim Kardashian portrait
Kanye West gave Kim Kardashian a portrait of herself as a wedding gift. He commissioned London artist Bambi to create a portrait of her. He specifically didn't want to be in the painting himself. The couple married in Florence, Italy, on Saturday
Charlie Sheen kicking Denise Richards out of her home
Charlie Sheen is evicting Denise Richards out of the home he bought her in Mulholland Estates in 2011. He is selling the huge Los Angeles property to a friend. Denise and their children can stay until school is out for summer…then they must vacate.
Santana Regroups With Original Bandmates For New Album And Tour
Carlos Santana and his original band have regrouped for a new album and tour. They last worked together in 1972. Journey star Neal Schon was a former bandmate, & masterminded the get together. Santana is currently on tour with Rod Stewart.
Wiz Khalifa was arrested Sunday at a TSA checkpoint at El Paso Airport for a small amount of marijuana. He was released on $300 bond. The funny part: he asked a jail officer to get his phone so he could call wife Amber Rose. Instead, he uploaded selfies from the jail cell.
Deryck Whibley Released From Hospital
Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley has returned home after spending more than a month in a hospital. His liver & kidneys collapsed following years of alcohol abuse. He was photographed looking extremely frail. He promised fans he’ll be back. He is 34.
New Nelson Mandela Opera Closes Due To Lack Of Funds
A new South African opera based on the life of Nelson Mandela has closed just 4 days after its launch. “Madiba: The African Opera” premiered at the State Theatre in Pretoria last Friday. The play is on hold pending more funding. Mandela died in December at age 95.
Jamie Lynn Spears ready to 'prove' herself as an artist
Jamie Lynn Spears is ready to distance herself from sister Britney. She has released a country album titled 'The Journey.' She & Britney grew up listening to country music in Louisiana. Their dad James is a fan. Jamie Lynn’s daughter Maddie is now 5.
Bill Murray gives impromptu speech at Charleston bachelor party
Bill Murray visited a steakhouse in Charleston, S.C. over the weekend. A bachelor party asked him to say a few words. His advice: “take someone you love on a long trip far away. When you get back, if you’re still in love…then get married.” The group applauded.
Ne-Yo Premieres New Single 'Money Can't Buy' Ft. Jeezy, Talks New Album
Ne-Yo has premiered his new single, "Money Can't Buy." It features guest vocals from labelmate Young Jeezy. In it, he talks about his special lady who has no interest in his money. His 6th album, "Non Fiction," is scheduled to hit the stores September 30.
“Love & Hip Hop” star booted off plane in Chicago for behavior
"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Benzino was kicked off a plane in Chicago. He was on his way from Vegas to Atlanta. A flight attendant questioned him about his seat. He blew up, calling him names. He was told to leave. Benzino is a close friend of Floyd Mayweather.
Feds come calling: Busta Rhymes owes $789,000 in back taxes
Looks like Busta Rhymes is going to have to limit spending for a while, or dig into savings. The IRS says he owes $789,000 in back taxes. The Dept. of the Treasury has slapped him with two tax liens. He failed to pay $611K in taxes in 2008, and $178K in 2012.
Dean McDermott has Tori’s name tattooed above penis
Dean McDermott has Tori Spelling's name tattooed just above his manhood. She divulged the intimate detail during a chat with her girlfriends in the finale episode of True Tori. He got it before he cheated. The docudrama ended with his return to work in Toronto.
Today's Birthdays: Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is 70. Singer Gladys Knight is 70. Actress-director Sondra Locke is 70. Singer Billy Vera is 70. Singer John Fogerty is 69. Rapper Chubb Rock is 46. Singer Kylie Minogue is 46. Television personality Elisabeth Hasselbeck is 37. Actor Jesse Bradford is 35. Actress Monica Keena is 35. Pop singer Colbie Caillat is 29. Actress Carey Mulligan is 29. Actor Joseph Cross is 28.
X-Men tops box office with $111 million, $302 million worldwide
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" earned $111 million over the Memorial Day weekend. It earned $302 million in 119 countries. "Godzilla" dropped to No. 2 with $39.4 million from Thursday to Monday. "Blended" held the third place spot with an $18.2 million debut.
George Clooney to marry at Downton Abbey castle in September
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin want to marry at Highclere Castle, the country house where 'Downton Abbey' is filmed. They took a tour of the castle last week. It costs $23,000 to rent for a wedding (pocket change). They are making arrangements with the owners.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Fly to Ireland for Honeymoon
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are in Ireland for their honeymoon. They arrived Sunday afternoon in a private jet. They were picked up by a Mercedes. They will be in the country 5 days at Castlemartyr Resort Hotel. The couple wed Saturday in Florence, Italy.
Pharrell Stuns Gospel Choir During Happy TV Performance
Pharrell Williams stunned members of the Harlem Gospel Choir yesterday. He joined them on VH-1 for an uplifting a capella version of his hit Happy. They combined it with the choir favorite Oh Happy Day. They kept their composure and sang on as Pharrell clapped along.
Taylor Swift cancels Bangkok concert
Taylor Swift has canceled a sold-out June 9 concert in Thailand, which came under military rule last week. The country is under a nighttime curfew though it's loosely enforced. She has other performances throughout Asia during her current Red Tour.
Sofia Vergara splits from fiancé Nick Loeb
Sofia Vergara and fiancé Nick Loeb have called it quits. She cited little time together due to their work schedules. She is 41, he is 38. They started dating in 2010, & briefly split in 2012. Vergara spent Memorial Day weekend in New Orleans with family.
Christina Ricci Is Pregnant
Christina Ricci is going to be a mom. She is expecting her first child with husband, camera technician James Heerdegen. They met on the set of her short-lived TV series "Pan Am" in 2012. They married in October. She was previously engaged to Owen Benjamin in 2009.
Rolling Stones resume tour, in Norway
The Rolling Stones returned to the road last night with a high-energy show in Oslo, Norway. Mick Jagger did not mention the death of his fashion designer girlfriend. They ended their set with fireworks. The Rolling Stones' next concert will be in Lisbon, Portugal Thursday.
Jim Carrey delivers heartfelt commencement speech in Iowa
Jim Carrey received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from Maharishi Univ. of Management in Fairfield, Iowa Saturday. He delivered a heartfelt commencement address. He never graduated from high school. He told the graduates that life is about journey, not success.
Emma Watson graduates from Brown University
Emma Watson was among 2,000 graduates receiving degrees Sunday from Brown University. She tweeted a photo of herself in cap and gown. She earned a bachelor's degree in English literature. The Ivy League university is in Rhode Island. She is 24.
Barbara Walters Donates Archives Of 50 Year Career To Sarah Lawrence College
Barbara Walters is donating tapes, documents, recordings and photos to the Sara Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y. She made the announcement at the college's commencement ceremony Friday. She told the graduates attending the college helped her journalism career.
Macaulay Culkin and band thrown offstage in England
Macaulay Culkin's Band, Pizza Underground, was booed offstage at a festival in Nottingham, England. They were pelted with beer. The act transforms classic rock tracks into pizza themed ones. They changed Lou Reed's 'Perfect Day' into 'It's A Pizza DAY' & were pelted.
Christina Aguilera staying healthy during pregnancy, craving BBQ
Christina Aguilera is trying to stick to a healthy diet during her pregnancy. She doesn't want to gain as much weight as she did when she was pregnant with son Max. She gained 40 pounds. Max is now 6. One food she has developed an appetite for is barbecued meats.
T.I. and Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas Brawl
Rapper T.I. and boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. were in a brawl at a FatBurger in Las Vegas Saturday. Tameka "Tiny" Cottle posted an Instagram photo, posing with Mayweather’s daughter. Words were exchanged & a fight broke out. No one pressed charges.
Whitney Houston’s family says TV not good enough for her life story
Lifetime is planning a Whitney Houston biopic for 2015, with Angela Bassett making her directorial debut. Whitney’s family is against it. They want her story told in money-making theaters. They may try to block production. Her estate is planning its own movie.
Herb Jeffries, last of the singing cowboys, dies at 100
The only black singing cowboy star in Hollywood history has died. Herb Jeffries was 100. He performed with Duke Ellington and starred in 4 Westerns from 1937 to 1939. Segregation in the film industry limited his movie career. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
David Schwimmer Helps New York Police Solve Case
Actor David Schwimmer came to the aid of NYC police yesterday. He provided surveillance footage of a violent brawl outside his townhouse in East Village. The video shows 2 men smashing through a glass door in the building's lobby.
Today's Birthdays: Actress Lee Meriwether is 79. Musician Ramsey Lewis is 79. Actor Louis Gossett Jr. is 78. Rhythm-and-blues singer Raymond Sanders (The Persuasions) is 75. Actress Peri Gilpin is 53. Comedian Adam Carolla is 50. Actor Todd Bridges is 49. Rock musician Sean Kinney (Alice In Chains) is 48. Actor Paul Bettany is 43. Rapper Andre 3000 (Outkast) is 39. Rapper Jadakiss is 39. TV chef Jamie Oliver is 39. Actor-singer Chris Colfer is 24. Actor Ethan Dampf is 20.
X-Men: Days of Future Past - The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past – to save the future. Stars Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence, & January Jones. (PG-13)
Blended - After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship. Stars Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Bella Thorne, Kevin Nealon, Joel McHale, and Shaquille O'Neal. (PG-13)
Bria Kelly is auctioning off her guitar for a local charity
Bria Kelly has got a guitar she'd like to sell you. It bears her autograph. She is selling it on eBay to raise money for Smithfield Music, which promotes music education in the local schools. If the winner is local, she’ll deliver it in person. The auction ends May 31.
Kim Kardashian Enjoys Bachelorette Party with Friends in Paris
Kim Kardashian enjoyed a night out with her girlfriends in Paris. She and Kanye West will marry tomorrow. The meals at the Salon Chinois inside the Hotel Costes cost $400 each. Her bachelorette party was at the Eiffel Tower. They were given 15 bottles of champagne.
Katharine McPhee Files For Divorce
Katharine McPhee has filed for divorce from her estranged husband Nick Cokas. They married in 2008 & separated last year. Last fall, she was caught kissing SMASH director Michael Morris. He has since reunited with his wife, actress Mary McCormack.
Intruder Arrested After Breaking Into George Clooney's Italian Mansion
An intruder was arrested for breaking into the wine cellar of George Clooney's Italian mansion. A 29 year old Romanian man scaled the fence Wednesday. He was spotted by staff. He threatened police with a stolen bottle of wine. For now, he’s charged with theft.
Mary Tyler Moore is nearly blind, Betty White says
Mary Tyler Moore is reportedly going blind after a lifetime struggle with diabetes. Betty White told Closer Magazine Moore "is almost beyond the point of being able to see." She is 77, and has had Type 1 diabetes since age 33. She is limiting TV appearances.
Lifetime plans Whitney Houston – Bobby Brown Movie
Lifetime TV channel will air a movie about Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's relationship. It will be directed by Angela Bassett. Lifetime says the movie, with the working title "Whitney Houston," will air in 2015. The cast hasn't been announced.
Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross to wed at Diana Ross' home
Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross are planning a Labor Day wedding at Diana Ross' California mansion. Diana is Evan’s mother. Ashlee is the younger sister of Jessica Simpson. She has a five-year-old son, Bronx, from her marriage to Fall Out Boy star Pete Wentz.
Justin Theroux plans birthday wedding to Jennifer Aniston
Justin Theroux reportedly wants to marry Jennifer Aniston on his birthday August 10. He proposed 2 years ago, on his 41st birthday. They are planning low-key ceremony with friends and family. Justin has agreed to relocate from New York to Los Angeles.
Charlie Sheen posts epic rant on Twitter after snub by Rihanna
Charlie Sheen & Rihanna are in a Twitter war. She declined to meet his fiancé Brett Rossi in a restaurant Wednesday evening. That sparked a flurry of online insults. He wrote: "Clearly we have NOTHING in common when it comes to respect for those who've gone before you."
Charlie Sheen Would Love to Return for 'Two and a Half Men' Series Finale
Charlie Sheen wants to return to "Two and a Half Men" to help send off the show. He will appear in the finale, if asked. The show’s next season, its 12th, is its last. The only way Charlie can appear is a previous storyline, or a ghost – he was hit by a train.
Michael Jace's Arraignment Postponed
Actor Michael Jace's arraignment was postponed yesterday so his legal team can fully prepare for the hearing. He is charged with murdering his wife April. The arraignment was rescheduled to June 18 and bail set at $2 million.
Pharrell Williams has a special formula for his song intros
A British music blog has pointed out Pharrell Williams has a repetitive formula for success. Many of his song intros start the same way: The first beat of the first bar of the track is looped 4 times. Discopop says it’s an efficient way to "get to the melody quicker."
Robin Thicke's New Album Is Scheduled for July
Robin Thicke’s 7th album is coming out later this year. The yet-to-be-titled LP is scheduled to arrive July 1. The single "Get Her Back" is believed about estranged wife Paula Patton. His latest album, "Blurred Lines", came out last July.
Master P Pitching Reality Show About Family Drama
Master P is allowing cameras into his home for a new reality show. He is in a public feud with his estranged wife Sonya Miller. Their 3 minor children live with him. He is pitching The Miller Dynasty to TV networks. He and Sonya were married 24 years, and are divorcing.
McCartney Recovering After Virus Halts Tour
Paul McCartney is on the mend after being treated for a virus that led him to cancel his tour in Japan & South Korea. He received treatment at a hospital in Tokyo, & is expected to make a complete recovery. The tour is scheduled to resume next month in the US.
'Fast and Furious 7' Reshoots Cause $50M Over-Budget
The production cost of "Fast and Furious 7" is ballooning significantly. It's predicted to soar past $250 million after months of delays following the tragic death of Paul Walker. His 2 brothers are filling in. The film is due out April 10, 2015.
Leonardo Dicaprio Auctions Off Space Trip At Charity Gala
Leonardo DeCaprio raised nearly $1 million by auctioning off a trip to space with him at the AmFar Gala in Cannes last night. The charity event raises money for Aids research. The winner gets a seat on the 2015 Virgin Galactic space trip. The event raised a record $35M.
Michael Jackson Estate Executors Invite Teen Impersonator To Las Vegas
A 17-year-old high school student in Turlock, Calif. won a talent show as Michael Jackson. The YouTube video has received 6 million hits. Jackson’s estate saw it, and invited him and his family to Michael’s Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas.
Backstreet Boys film ad in Sweden
The Backstreet Boys have collected $750,000 to star in a Swedish commercial, singing a version of "Larger Than Life" for a Swedish warehouse store. They each received $150,000. The spot shows them slaving away in a warehouse when they suddenly break into song.
Today's Birthdays: Actress Joan Collins is 81. Actor Charles Kimbrough is 78. Actress Lauren Chapin is 69. Boxing Hall of Famer Marvelous Marvin Hagler is 60. Actor-comedian-game show host Drew Carey is 56. Actress Lea DeLaria ("Orange is the New Black") is 56. Actress-model Karen Duffy is 53. Actress Melissa McBride is 49. Rock musician Matt Flynn (Maroon 5) is 44. Singer Lorenzo is 42. Singer Maxwell is 41. Singer Jewel is 40. Game show contestant Ken Jennings is 40. Actor Lane Garrison is 34. Actor-comedian Tim Robinson ("Saturday Night Live") is 33. Actor Adam Wylie is 30.
Caleb Johnson is the season 13 "American Idol" winner. He is a native of Asheville, NC. 17-year-old Jena Irene, of Farmington Hills, Michigan, was runner-up. They will both attend her high school prom. Fox will cut the show from two nights a week to one next season.
American Idol Judges, Ryan Seacrest perform on finale
American Idol judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban & Harry Connick Jr. performed together in the season finale with former judge Randy Jackson. They sang Cyndi Lauper's True Colors & Fleetwood Mac's Go Your Own Way. Ryan Seacrest & Richard Marx sang Right Here Waiting.
Beyonce and Jay-Z will perform at Kanye and Kim's wedding
Jay-Z & Beyonce will be paid $2 million by E! to perform at Kim Kardashian & Kanye West's wedding. The rehearsal dinner with the world’s top chefs will cost $650,000. Security is $3 million and flowers $1 million. The day will be finished off with a $200,000 fireworks display.
Jay Z Opens 40/40 Club In Atlanta Airport
Jay Z brought his 40/40 Club to the world's busiest airport yesterday. 40/40 is open at Atlanta Airport, in the Concourse D concessions area. There are plans to create a VIP lounge on a different floor. 40/40 restaurant & lounges are located in Manhattan & Barclays Center.
Rapper Fabolous Survives a Car Accident in New York
Fabolous was in a car accident Wednesday morning. His black Cadillac Escalade collided with a truck on a Queens highway in NY. He walked away with minor injuries, along with his driver and the 2 truck drivers. He posted online, “Live, Love, & Celebrate Life. #Blessed."
Mase has enough of wife’s drinking, bans her from preaching
Rapper/pastor Mase has banished his wife from the pulpit. Twyla Betha was busted for DUI and pled guilty last month. She blew nearly twice the legal limit. Church elders and parishioners agreed with the ban. Mase filed for divorce in January. They share 2 children.
Filming begins in Detroit for Superman-Batman film
Warner Bros. Pictures has started filming in Detroit for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." Henry Cavill plays Clark Kent/Superman and Ben Affleck is Bruce Wayne/Batman. Additional shooting locations are in Illinois, Africa & the South Pacific. It’s out May 6, 2016.
Hart of Dixie’s Rachel Bilson Expecting First Child
Actress Rachel Bilson is pregnant. She is expecting her first child with longtime boyfriend Hayden Christensen. She told the June issue of Health Magazine she is ready to start a family. Her CW show ‘Hart of Dixie’ was renewed for a third season.
Kendra Wilkinson names daughter Alijah
Kendra Wilkinson has named her newborn daughter Alijah Mary Baskett. She was born last Friday. Kendra and husband Hank Baskett also have a four-year-old son, Hank Jr. Hank revealed the birth in a Twitter post yesterday.
Angelina Jolie 'getting ready' for hysterectomy
Angelina Jolie is ''getting ready'' to undergo a hysterectomy, a year after she had a double mastectomy. Her mother Marcheline Bertrand died of breast and ovarian cancer in 2007. Her revelation has made more women come forward and get tested for cancer genes.
Michael Jackson Makes Chart History With 29th Top 10 Hit
Michael Jackson is the only solo artist to score top 10 hits in 5 successive decades. His ‘Never Felt So Good’ duet with Justin Timberlake rockets to #9 on Billboard’s Hot 100. It’s his 29th top 10 hit. He scored his first in November, 1971 with ‘Got to Be There.’
Destiny's Child Reunites in Michelle Williams' New Track 'Say Yes'
Michelle Williams has dropped a big surprise for Destiny's Child's fans. She has released a new track called "Say Yes" featuring Beyonce and Kelly Rowland. It’s a contemporary gospel song. A video is coming soon. "Say Yes" will be on her 4th album "Journey to Freedom."
Katy Perry Added to US National Portrait Gallery
Katy Perry’s portrait is joining the collection at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington. A 2010 portrait entitled "Cupcake Katy" will go on view beginning June 18. Other pop stars in the collection include Beyonce, Madonna and Michael Jackson.
Elin Nordegren Opens Up on Tiger Woods Divorce for the First Time
Elin Nordegren has broken a 4-year silence on her divorce from Tiger Woods. In an interview with PEOPLE, she says things are good between them. They share custody of their 2 children. She is dating businessman Chris Cline, he is dating Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn.
Nicki Minaj Releases Her New Single 'Pills N Potions'
Nicki Minaj’s new single is called ‘Pills N Potions.’ She sings and raps about forgiveness. The ballad is from her new album "The Pink Print," due later this year. She said it was one of her most personal songs, calling it her "heart n soul" and "a true story."
Nikki Reed files for divorce
Nikki Reed has filed for divorce from singer Paul McDonald after announcing their separation in March. He placed 8th in season 10 of American Idol. She cites the industry-standard “irreconcilable differences.” The former couple tied the knot in October 2011.
The Game Builds Youth Basketball Court In His Yard
Rapper The Game has built a basketball court on his property for a youth team he supports financially. The California Frog All-Stars are named after a friend who was murdered last year. They will play home games at The Game's house. Pro players are invited to drop by.
Joe Perry Completes Memoir
Aerosmith rocker Joe Perry has completed his memoir. He’s been working on ‘Rocks: My Life in and Out of Aerosmith’ for over four years. He said he has been brutally honest and he fears that may lead to problems. It’s out in October after the tour wraps up.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Michael Constantine is 87. Former CNN anchor Bernard Shaw is 74. Songwriter Bernie Taupin is 64. Singer Morrissey is 55. Actress Ann Cusack is 53. Rhythm-and-blues singer Johnny Gill (New Edition) is 48. Rock musician Dan Roberts (Crash Test Dummies) is 47. Model Naomi Campbell is 44. Actress Anna Belknap is 42. Actress Alison Eastwood is 42. Singer Donell Jones is 41. Actor Sean Gunn is 40. Actress A.J. Langer is 40. Actress Maggie Q is 35. Olympic gold-medal speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno is 32.
"The Voice" wrapped up season 6 last night. Josh Kaufman won a recording contract with Universal Music Group and $100,000 cash. It was Usher’s first win as a coach. Performers included OneRepublic, Ed Sheeran, Robin Thicke, Coldplay and Alabama.
Front-runner Meryl Davis wins DWTS
"DWTS" has crowned the winner of its 18th season. Meryl Davis was declared the winner after a performance of "Human" by Christina Perri. Candace and Mark finished third, while Amy and Derek were the runner-up. Cody Simpson and Ariana Grande also performed.
Star-studded 2-hour finale tonight on American Idol
Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene sang 3 songs on American Idol last night. The winner will be announced tonight. Performers include Lady Antebellum, Aloe Blacc, KISS, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Jason Mraz, Jennifer Nettles, Paramore, Phillip Phillips and Darius Rucker.
Samantha Harris Undergoes Double Mastectomy
Samantha Harris is recovering following a double mastectomy. The former host of "DWTS” underwent the surgery yesterday, a month after being diagnosed with breast cancer. In her Twitter post, she thanked her surgical team and posted a selfie in her hospital bed.
John Legend sings in U-Penn commencement speech
John Legend went home to his alma mater & delivered a musical commencement address at the University of Pennsylvania. His address focused on love as the key to his success and happiness. He gave a shout-out to Kanye West, to wife Chrissy Teigan, & sang “All of Me.”
Pharrell Williams Plots Fall European Tour
Pharrell Williams' second studio album, "G I R L," is getting a proper solo tour -- in Europe. He has announced an overseas trek that kicks off Sept. 9 in Manchester, England. He also visits Germany, Spain, France, Portugal, Belgium, The Netherlands, and London.
Six Iranians Arrested For Making Video To Pharrell’s ‘Happy’
Six young Iranians have been arrested after uploading a video of themselves dancing to Pharrell’s “Happy.” Authorities in Tehran are calling the video “vulgar.” All six were forced to formally apologize on state television. Pharrell wrote “beyond sad” on his Facebook page.
Police: Actor told 911 he shot wife in Los Angeles
Actor Michael Jace, who played a police officer on "The Shield," called L-A 911 Monday night & told an operator he shot his wife. April Jace was found dead in the hallway of their home. He was arrested. Investigators are looking into their marital background.
Willow Smith's parents under investigation over snap with Moises Arias
Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith are under investigation by child protection services. 13-year-old daughter Willow appeared in a photo on a bed with 20-year-old actor Moises Arias. Investigators are concerned about lack of adult supervision. The family is cooperating.
Arsenio Hall Launches Bid To Buy The Los Angeles Clippers
Arsenio Hall has launched a bid to take over the Los Angeles Clippers. He insists he is serious about purchasing the franchise. He has set up an Indiegogo.com campaign to raise money to buy the team. He wants to raise $1 billion by June 24.
Judge expresses ongoing concerns about Casey Kasem
A judge making decisions over Casey Kasem’s health & welfare is concerned over the lack of information & cooperation. A court appointed attorney and doctor have not been able to contact him or his wife Jean. Kasem’s daughter Kerri will hire a private investigator.
Taylor Swift sued by Lucky 13 clothing brand
Taylor Swift's favorite number may not be so lucky after all. Clothing company Lucky 13, which produces street wear, has sued her for trademark infringement. She uses the phrase "Lucky 13" on her merchandise. The suit wants the profits.
Lupe Fiasco Named Music Director For U.S. Men's Soccer Team
Rapper Lupe Fiasco has been named the music director for the U.S. Men's soccer team ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He will create playlists and handle in-game music programming during the exhibition games. The World Cup kicks off June 12 in Brazil.
Lana Del Rey to Earn Six-Figure Sum Performing at KimYe's Wedding
Lana Del Rey will perform at Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding this weekend. She will be flown to Paris and paid 6 figures. Kim is a big fan of her music. She will perform her hit song “Young and Beautiful.”
R.E.M Releases Remastered Back Catalogue To Itunes
R.E.M. have released re-mastered versions of their entire music catalogue as part of a new iTunes package. They disbanded 3 years ago. The music dates back to 1988. The packages include R.E.M.'s Unplugged performances on MTv, featuring 11 songs that never aired.
Lionel Richie To Receive Lifetime Achievement Accolade At BET Awards
Singer Lionel Richie is set to receive the BET Lifetime Achievement Award next month. He’ll be honored at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles June 29. He’ll also perform. Chris Rock will host. Past recipients include Whitney Houston, James Brown, Gladys Knight and Diana Ross.
Cicely Tyson, 80, To Receive Honorary Doctorate From The American Film Institute
Actress Cicely Tyson is set to receive an honorary degree from The American Film Institute next month. She will be honored with a Doctorate of Fine Arts at the AFI Conservatory's commencement June 11. Today, she’ll be recognized by Columbia University in New York.
Ciara Names Baby Boy Future Zahir Wilburn
R&B star Ciara has named her newborn son after his rapper father Future. She gave birth Monday in Los Angeles. The first picture went onto Instagram yesterday. She wrote, "Future ZAHIR WILBURN 9lbs 10oz May 19 2014." Future has 3 children from previous relationships.
Marilyn Manson Mourning Mother's Death
Marilyn Manson is mourning following the death of his mother last week. Barbara J. Warner passed away in Canton, Ohio May 13 at age 68 after a long battle with dementia. Manson’s real name is Brian Warner. He wrote on Twitter she was his first and greatest believer.
Pat Sajak Calls Climate Change Activists 'Unpatriotic Racists' in a Tweet
Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak wrote on Twitter “global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists.” A climate scientist wrote back “this ain’t the 'Wheel of Fortune'. If we lose this game, all humanity pays the price." Sajak admitted he likes “poking the hornets' nest.”
Today's Birthdays: Rhythm-and-blues singer Ron Isley (The Isley Brothers) is 73. Actor Richard Hatch is 69. Singer Leo Sayer is 66. Actor Mr. T is 62. Actor Judge Reinhold is 57. Actor-director Nick Cassavetes is 55. Actress Lisa Edelstein is 48. Rapper Havoc (Mobb Deep) is 40. Actor Scott Leavenworth is 24. Actress Sarah Ramos is 23.
In 1981, a terrorist shot Pope John Paul II twice at close range in St. Peter’s Square. He recovered by August.
In 1607, English colonists arrived by ship at the site of what became the Jamestown settlement in Virginia.
Ten years ago tonight, NBC sitcom "Frasier" bowed out with an hour-long finale.
NY hotel investigating video leak of Jay Z, Beyonce sister
The Standard Hotel in NYC is investigating the leak of a security video. It shows Beyonce's sister, Solange, attacking Jay Z inside an elevator. A security guard intervenes. It was shot before the Met Gala after party last week. The hotel says it will prosecute whoever leaked it.
Queen Latifah Stages Minute Of Silence For Kidnapped Nigerian Girls
Queen Latifah staged a moment of silence for the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls during a taping of her show yesterday. She, her guests & their studio audience held up signs that read #BringBackOurGirls. Angelina Jolie called the kidnappings "unthinkable cruelty."
Clay Aiken 'Deeply Saddened' By Political Rival's Sudden Death
Clay Aiken says he is "deeply saddened" by the sudden death of his opponent in his bid to join congress in November. He holds a slight lead over 71-year-old businessman Keith Crisco in the Democratic primary. Crisco fell in his home yesterday and was found dead.
Charlie White exits DWTS
On DTWS last night -- Meryl Davis topped the leaderboard with perfect scores for her two routines. Candace Cameron Bure landed in the bottom of the leaderboard. Charlie White danced a perfect Foxtrot and a samba to praise – but it wasn’t enough. He’s out.
Judge expresses concerns over Casey Kasem's safety
A judge has ordered an investigation into the whereabouts of Casey Kasem. His adult children say he’s been moved from his home without their knowledge. He suffers from advanced Parkinson’s. The children believe stepmother Jean Kasem is hiding him.
ABC News building in New York named for Walters
ABC News headquarters in New York has been named in honor of Barbara Walters. She was honored yesterday in a ceremony dedicating The Barbara Walters Building in Manhattan. She’s retiring from The View, but will appear in news segments as needed.
ABC picks up the tab for New York weddings at City Hall
ABC paid for couples getting married at NY City Hall yesterday. It was a promotion for Modern Family‘s two-episode season finale, which will focus on Mitch and Cam’s wedding. The first episode of the finale airs tomorrow night.
Donald Sterling’s girlfriend crashes Ferrari into SUV
V. Stiviano drove her red Ferrari into the back of a black Range Rover in Beverly Hills yesterday afternoon. The other driver said she was wearing her visor. She also got out and yelled obscenities. She had "an assistant" deal with the insurance information.
Kelly Rowland Marries Manager Tim Witherspoon
Kelly Rowland has put a wedding ring on it. The former Destiny’s Child singer quietly got hitched to manager and boyfriend Tim Witherspoon over the weekend in Costa Rica. Beyonce and sister Solange were among the 30 guests. She’s working on her 5th album.
Fox unveils schedule, cutting back 'Idol'
Fox will cut "American Idol" to one night for several weeks next spring, part of a reset for the struggling network. Fox will introduce 12 new series in the coming year, including the "Batman" prequel "Gotham." "American Idol" has been unable to produce any new stars.
Justin Timberlake Calls Decision to Leave NSYNC 'Bittersweet'
It's been 12 years since Justin Timberlake left NSYNC to focus on his solo career. He called his departure “bittersweet,” but feels it was the right thing to do. He has since released 3 successful albums, and appeared in movie on TV roles.
Widow of Driver Killed in Paul Walker's Fiery Car Crash Sues Porsche
The widow of Paul Walker's friend Roger Rodas has filed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit against Porsche. Kristine Rodas claims a flaw in the suspension contributed to the tragic crash that killed the two. An investigation cited unsafe speed for the road conditions.
Dr. Dre's $3M Lawsuit Against Death Row Records Dismissed
Earlier this year, Dr. Dre filed a lawsuit against Death Row Records. The suit has been dismissed by a judge. He was seeking compensation for back payments from royalties, digital sales and other items. He recently sold his electronics company to Apple for $3.2B.
Chris Harrison gives a 'Bachelorette' sneak peek
A new season of The Bachelorette kicks off next Monday with Andi Dorfman, an assistant district attorney from Atlanta. 25 guys will be wooing her. Eric Hill, who died in a paragliding accident in Utah April 23, will be remembered. And there’s a first night uninvited guest.
Feuding Wu-tang Clan Stars Reunite In The Studio
Wu-Tang Clan stars Rza and Raekwon are working together again on the new album A Better Tomorrow. It’s due out in July, and will be the Wu-Tang Clan's first album release since 2007's 8 Diagrams. Raekwon at first declined, but decided to complete the project.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Harvey Keitel is 75. Singer Stevie Wonder is 64. Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman is 53. Actor-comedian Stephen Colbert is 50. Singer Darius Rucker (Hootie and the Blowfish) is 48. Actress-writer-director Lena Dunham is 28. Actor Robert Pattinson is 28. Actress Debby Ryan ("Jessie") is 21.
Fraternity comedy "Neighbors" was the top draw for moviegoers this weekend, unseating "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." "Neighbors" debuted with $51 million in ticket sales, pushing Spidey to second place with $37 million. "The Other Woman" was third with $9 million.
Donald Sterling, wife Shelly finally open up to interviews
Anderson Cooper scored an interview with L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling. It airs tonight at 8 on CNN. He says girlfriend V. Stiviano baited him. His estranged wife, Shelly, told Barbara Walters the divorce is on hold to settle financial matters.
Barbara Walters spoofs herself, 'Baba Wawa,' on 'Saturday Night Live'
Barbara Walters made a guest appearance on this weekend's Saturday Night Live. She discussed her career in journalism with "Weekend Update" host Cecily Strong. A montage of Barbara’s impersonations over the years was played. Walters retires this Friday.
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin Host Star-Studded Engagement Party
George Clooney and fiance Amal Alamuddin held a party last night to celebrate their engagement at Cafe Habana in Malibu. They were joined by Bono, Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber. Last week, the two were seen having a vacation in Cabo San Lucas.
Lea Michele Shares Heartwarming Photo of Cory Monteith on His Birthday
Lea Michele shared a photo of Cory Monteith on his birthday yesterday. He would have been 32. Monteith passed away on July 13, 2013. Michele's album "Louder", released in March, features a tribute song called "If You Say So" which is about their last conversation.
Justin Bieber booed at basketball
Justin Bieber was booed by the crowd at a basketball game yesterday. He took his mother Pattie Mallette to watch the Los Angeles Clippers defeat Oklahoma City in game four of the NBA playoffs. The fans booed him when Staples Center cameras put him on the jumbotron.
Britney Spears extends Las Vegas residency for $12 million more
Britney Spears has been offered 30 more dates to her Las Vegas residency. "Britney: Piece of Me" has sold out. The extension would be through Dec. 2016. She’s performing at Planet Hollywood's Axis theatre for $30 million over 2 years. The extension adds another $12M.
Kim Kardashian Celebrates Upcoming Wedding With Bridal Shower
A bridal shower was held for Kim Kardashian over the weekend at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills. Kim celebrated her first Mother's Day by posting an Instagram picture with 11-month-old Nori. She also received an extravagant flower arrangement from Kanye West.
Lady Gaga To Block Sales Of Unofficial Concert Memorabilia
Lady Gaga's reps have filed a preemptive lawsuit to block bootleggers from selling unofficial concert memorabilia outside her concert in New York. She is at Madison Square Garden tomorrow night. U.S. Marshals will seize and destroy any phony merchandise.
The closet is cleaned: Eminem Apologizes To Mom In New Music Video
Rapper Eminem has reached out to his mother Debbie Mathers in a bid to repair their complicated relationship. The video for his new song Headlights premiered on Mother's Day. He hugs a woman resembling his mother, apologizing for his role in their lengthy feud.
New Jersey Boy Scouts Rescue NBC journalist Ann Curry
NBC news journalist Ann Curry was hiking with family in mountains in NY state April 5. She broke her leg. A group of New Jersey boy scouts made a splint & a stretcher, & carried her down the mountain. She thanked them in a letter published in Scouting Magazine.
Suolja Boy reports Bentley stolen, then finds out manager took it for a spin
Soulja Boy's stolen Bentley was magically recovered in a matter of hours. He called police to his home to report his Bentley had gone missing. He was told to come in to file a report. Soulja found out his manager had borrowed the care, but Soulja never got the message.
Cougar Town, Parks & Recreation among TV casualties
Cougar Town has been renewed by TBS for a sixth and final season. The 13 new episodes will air in early 2015. Cougar Town debuted in 2009 on ABC. It moved to TBS in 2012. Amy Poehler's Parks & Recreation will end after its upcoming seventh run next year.
Big Boi Signs New Deal With Epic Records
Big Boi has signed a new deal with Epic records. He and L.A. Reid have a long history, dating back to 1992. A new solo album is in the works, for release later this year. He’s currently headlining festivals as a member of OutKast.
Today's Birthdays: Baseball Hall-of-Famer Yogi Berra is 89. Composer Burt Bacharach is 86. Singer-musician Steve Winwood is 66. Actor Ving Rhames is 55. Actor Emilio Estevez is 52. Actress Vanessa A. Williams ("Soul Food") is 51. Actor Stephen Baldwin is 48. Actress Kim Fields is 45. Actress Samantha Mathis is 44. Actress Jamie Luner is 43. Actor Christian Campbell is 42. Actress Rhea Seehorn is 42. Actor Mackenzie Astin is 41. Actress Rebecca Herbst ("General Hospital") is 37. Actress Malin (MAH'-lin) Akerman is 36. Actor Jason Biggs is 36. Actor Rami Malek (RAH'-mee MAL'-ihk) is 33. Actress-singer Clare Bowen (TV: "Nashville") is 30.Actress Emily VanCamp is 28. Actor Malcolm David Kelley is 22.
Celebrities and the fashion world converged on the Metropolitan Museum of Art last night. Women wore flowing designer gowns, while men wore tuxes with white tie. A few brought top hats. The Anna Wintour Costume Center inaugural exhibit opens to the public Thursday.
Pharrell, Gwen Stefani add talent, artistry to ‘The Voice”
Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani performed on “The Voice” last night. Pharrell performed "Come Get It Bae" from his recent album, "Girl." Stefani sang her 2004 hit, "Hollaback Girl." The two will be coaches on the show next season. The show is down to the Top 8.
Danica McKeller out of DWTS, can let rib injury heal
"DWTS" is down to the Top 5. Danica McKellar got the boot last night. She is recovering from a rib broken in rehearsal last week. Charlie White and Amy Purdy were the top 2 dancers. "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller served as a guest judge.
Coldplay dedicates song to Jagger at NYC concert
Coldplay dedicated its slow tempo tune "Fix You" to Mick Jagger at a concert in NYC’s Beacon Theater last night. Chris Martin told the crowd "It's for Mick Jagger," whose longtime girlfriend L'Wren Scott died in March. Their new album ‘Ghost Stories’ is out May 19.
Katie Couric Heading Back To 'Today' To Co-Host?
NBC is talking with Katie Couric and Meredith Vieira about replacing Savannah Guthrie on ‘Today’ when she goes on maternity leave this summer. The network wants Katie for ratings. She hosted ‘Today’ from 1991 until 2006. Vieira has a talk show starting Sept 8.
Smithfield's Bria Kelly adjusting and making plans for life after 'The Voice'
Smithfield’s Bria Kelly is back home, adjusting to her normal routine after performing on NBC’s ‘The Voice.’ She hopes the exposure will lead to a record deal. There’s a parade for her Saturday on Main Street in Smithfield. She’ll perform at community events this summer.
Judge sentences 2 Chainz to drug diversion program
Rapper 2 Chainz pleaded guilty to possession of ingredients for “sizzurp” in his baggage at L.A. Airport last June. The ingredients are federally controlled. He was sentenced to an 18-month drug diversion program. If he completes it, all charges will be dropped.
Topless Justin Bieber strolls through Venice Beach
Justin Bieber’s pretty proud of his ripped torso. He took off his shirt and walked along the beach front at Venice Beach, L.A. yesterday. He was accompanied by 18-year-old model Yovanna Ventura & several bodyguards. He did not attend last night’s Met Gala in NY.
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Set To Star In New Movie Together
Hollywood's most powerful couple are set to share the big-screen once again. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie began their romance 9 years ago in 'Mr and Mrs Smith.' Their upcoming movie project was reportedly penned by Jolie a few years ago. No word on a release date.
Jennifer Lopez to receive lifetime achievement honor at Billboard Music Awards
Jennifer Lopez will be presented with a lifetime achievement honor at the Billboard Music Awards. She is the fourth artist and first woman to receive the Icon Award. Past winners include Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder and Prince. The show is in Las Vegas May 18.
Singer Scotty McCreery robbed at gunpoint
Scotty McCreery & several friends were robbed by 3 gunmen at an apartment in Raleigh, N.C., early Monday morning. No one was injured, but wallets, cash and electronic items were stolen. McCreery is a student at NC State. He was visiting friends off-campus.
Batman Prequel Series 'Gotham' Gets Greenlight From Fox
Fox has decided to go ahead with the Batman prequel series, 'Gotham.' It will include younger versions of Bruce Wayne, Alfred the butler, The Joker, Cat Women, The Riddler and Penguin. It will follow the beginnings of Commissioner James Gordon, a rookie detective.
Katy Perry Secretly Gives Away Concert Tickets
Citizens of Belfast, Northern Ireland were surprised a woman approached on a bike and handed them Katy Perry concert tickets. It was Katy Perry. She and security ride bikes before shows & give away tickets. She kicks off her ‘Prism’ world tour tomorrow in Ireland.
Adele's New Album May Be Called '25'
Adele may have just teased her new album on Twitter. On her birthday Sunday, she shared a photo of her in bed. The caption read, "Bye bye 25... See you again later in the year x." Her acclaimed "21" was released in 2011 and spent multiple weeks at No. 1.
Matt Damon 'Open' To Reprising Bourne Role
Matt Damon is "open" to reprising his lead role in the blockbuster Bourne franchise. He played Jason Bourne in 3 installments of the action spy series. He was not in last year's The Bourne Legacy, which starred Jeremy Renner. A fifth Bourne movie is due out next summer.
Today's Birthdays: Baseball Hall-of-Famer Willie Mays is 83. Rock singer Bob Seger is 69. TV personality Tom Bergeron is 59. Actress Roma Downey is 54. Rock singer John Flansburgh (They Might Be Giants) is 54. Actor George Clooney is 53. Actress Leslie Hope is 49. Rock musician Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters) is 43. Actress Gabourey Sidibe (GA'-bah-ray SIH'-duh-bay) is 31. Actress-comedian Sasheer Zamata (TV: "Saturday Night Live") is 28. Actress-singer Naomi Scott is 21.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of supervillains against him, impacting on his life. Stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, and Sally Field. (PG-13)
'American Idol' Results: No More 'Save' for Sam Woolf as Top 5 Chose Elimination
Sam Woolf couldn't dodge elimination again on "American Idol." He was voted off the show last night. The finalists were told he could stay & have a double-elimination next week. They chose to send him home. Keith Urban was the musical performer, singing "Good Thing".
Chris Brown to Spend More Time in Jail, Judge Orders
Chris Brown attended a hearing yesterday on his probation violation. His attorney, Mark Geragos, has filed a motion to seek his release. The motion will be considered at a May 9 hearing. He remains in custody in Los Angeles. He’s been jailed since March 14.
Young and the Restless Leads Daytime Emmy Nominations
The nominees for the 41st Daytime Emmys were announced yesterday. The Young and the Restless scored 26 nods. The Bold and the Beautiful received 18, followed by General Hospital with 16. The Awards take place June 22 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
Prince William Grubs on Nachos at Chicago's O'Hare Airport
Prince William & Prince Harry are close by this weekend. They are attending the wedding of nightclub entrepreneur & friend Guy Pelly in Memphis tomorrow. William made a stop in Chicago, ordered chicken nachos and chicken wings, & dined in a private Swiss Air Lounge.
NAACP L.A. director resigns over Sterling award
Leon Jenkins has quit his post as president of the L.A. chapter of the NAACP. He chose to resign, rather than be forced out. The chapter was preparing to present Donald Sterling an award for promoting civil rights. Jenkins admitted causing the chapter “negative exposure.”
Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake Duet Arrives Online
The Michael Jackson-Justin Timberlake duet "Love Never Felt So Good" has hit the Web. JT shared the news to his 32 million followers on Twitter. The message included a link to the song. Jackson’s posthumous “Xscape” album will see release May 13.
Tony Parker and fiancée Axelle Francine welcome their first child
Tony Parker and fiancée Axelle Francine welcomed their first child Wednesday. The baby is a boy, and the new parents have named him Josh. Tony plays basketball for the San Antonio Spurs. He was previously married to actress Eva Longoria from 2007-2011.
Rihanna Dominates iHeartRadio Awards
Rihanna won 4 iHeartRadio Music Awards, including Artist of the Year. Pharrell Williams was honored with the Innovator Award, and performed a medley of his hits. Other winners included Avicii, Austin Mahone, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and Imagine Dragons.
A concious coupling: Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin reunite for romantic dinner
Gwyneth Patlrow and Chris Martin appear to be doing their utmost to remain friends. Last night, the former couple, who have 2 children together, enjoyed dinner at celebrity eatery Giorgio Baldi in Los Angeles. Afterward, they slipped out back and left. Gwyneth drove.
T.I., Game Face Off Against LAPD After Fight
Rappers T.I. and Game were involved in a standoff with L.A. Police Wednesday after a fight involving their friends at a club. The friends were denied entry, & battled with security. T.I. cautioned his crew to keep their distance from police. He said, “we got good lawyers.”
Glee’s Naya Rivera Dropped From Record Label
The hits keep coming for Naya Rivera. And not the good kind. The former Glee actress has been dropped from her record label. She was one of the first Glee stars to land a solo record deal, signing with Columbia Records in 2011. Big Sean called off their engagement in April.
Hot in Cleveland Renewed for Season 6
Betty White has the magic touch. TV Land has renewed Hot In Cleveland for Season 6. The series' 100th episode tapes today. Both TV Land and the show’s producers call the chemistry between the cast “instant magic.” The series premiered in 2010.
Queen Latifah to Star as Blues Icon Bessie Smith for HBO
HBO has tapped Queen Latifah to star as blues icon Bessie Smith in its newest biopic. Smith overcame personal hardships to become one of the most critically acclaimed performers of the 1920s and '30s. Queen Latifah will also serve as a producer.
L'Wren Scott memorial service to take place in Manhattan
Fashion industry insiders will gather today for a private memorial service for late designer L'Wren Scott. The service is at St. Batholomew's Church in Manhattan. The late designer passed away in March. No word if longtime partner Mick Jagger will be there.
Selena Gomez Is Selling Her Tarzana Home
Selena Gomez she has put her Tarzana, California home on the market. She bought the six-bedroom property in 2011 for just over $2 million. Now she's moving out and has put it up for sale for $3.5 million. She recently bought a new mansion in Calabasas, California.
Lisa Marie Presley ends concert tour due to back pain
Lisa Marie Presley has backed out of her remaining concert dates. She is enduring serious back trouble. Her doctor ordered her to pull the plug because her gyrating on stage could further the damage. She'll reschedule the canceled concerts for sometime next year.
Today's Birthdays: Singer Engelbert Humperdinck is 78. Actress-activist Bianca Jagger is 69. Singer Lesley Gore is 68. Rock singer Lou Gramm (Foreigner) is 64. Actress Christine Baranski is 62. Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson (AKA The Rock) is 42. Soccer player David Beckham is 39. Actress Jenna Von Oy is 37. Actress Ellie Kemper is 34. Actor Robert Buckley is 33. Actor Gaius (GY'-ehs) Charles is 31. Pop singer Lily Rose Cooper is 29. Actress Kay Panabaker is 24.
Miley Cyrus has postponed two more concert dates, this time in Europe. Symptoms from a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics have returned and doctors will not allow her to travel. Dates in Amsterdam and Antwerp, Belgium have been pushed back to June.
'American Idol': Five, for fighting
The remaining 5 finalists on American Idol sang 2 songs each selected by fans. Jason Mraz was a guest mentor. Caleb Johnson owned the audience with a cover of Whitesnake's "Still of the Night". It was an off night for Sam, who struggled with his choices.
Oprah Winfrey Mulling Bid to Buy the Los Angeles Clippers
Oprah Winfrey is worth an estimated $2.9 billion. She owns a fledgling cable network. She now has her eye on the Los Angeles Clippers. Her partners are entertainment mogul David Geffen and businessman Larry Ellison. They would manage the team, she would invest.
Jennifer Lopez's New Single 'First Love' Leaks in Full
Jennifer Lopez's "First Love" has unexpectedly arrived online. The track is confirmed as the latest single from her yet-to-be-tiled album out June 17. The upbeat love song features Lopez singing about finding her Mr. Right.
Rob Ford to get treatment after latest rant in race for Toronto mayor
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is going into treatment to "deal with his issues." He’s in the middle of a re-election campaign. Monday night, a Toronto bar patron recorded him ranting and cussing about a political opponent. His team is urging him to stay in the race.
Justin Bieber wins court case against bodyguard, greets fans outside hotel
Justin Bieber parted a sea of fans as he arrived at his hotel in New York yesterday. Hours earlier, he won a court case filed by a Miami photographer, who claimed he was attacked by Bieber’s bodyguard. Justin popped out of the top of the SUV, shook hands & blew kisses.
Jennifer Lawrence named FHM's 'Sexiest Woman in the World'
Jennifer Lawrence has been named the 'Sexiest Woman in the World' by readers of FHM magazine. She beat out Rihanna, Mila Kunis and Scarlett Johansson, among other beauties. Kunis led the top 100 list last year, but dropped down to 6th.
George Clooney proposed to Amal Alamuddin with a 7-carat diamond ring
George Clooney proposed to fiancee Amal Alamuddin with a diamond estimated at 7 carats. The couple dined with Cindy Crawford and her husband Randy Gerber in Santa Barbara last weekend. He got down on one knee to propose. Her law film confirmed the engagement.
'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' actor Hoskins dies at 71
Actor Bob Hoskins has died at age 71 of pneumonia. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2012. He’s best known as the detective in the live animation film `Who Framed Roger Rabbit.' The 1988 film was a huge global success that won three Oscars.
Pharrell's Hit Track 'Happy' Was Originally Recorded By Cee Lo Green
One of Pharrell's most successful singles nearly fell into the hands of someone else. 'Happy' was originally performed by Cee Lo Green. Cee Lo’s producers were focused on his album at the time, & passed the song on to Pharrell. It was used in the movie “Despicable Me 2.”
Paul Walker’s estate selling 30 cars
Paul Walker's famous car collection is up for sale. The estate will not use Paul's name in connection with the sale. His exotic car shop, Always Evolving, is working with the estate to organize the sale. About 30 cars will be available. The sales are thru high end brokers.
Mariah Carey Announces New Album's Title and Release Date
Mariah Carey’s new album is titled "Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse". The long-delayed record was formerly known as "The Art of Letting Go." It’s set to hit stores May 27. Fans can pre-order on iTunes now. She has a 1-minute clip on YouTube.
Dolce and Gabbana sentenced in Italian tax-fraud case
Fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were sentenced in Milan to a suspended 18-month jail term. They were convicted in a long-running tax-fraud case. They created fictitious companies in Luxembourg to dodge corporate tax rates in Italy.
Barbara Walters: guest hosts to rotate in June and July
Barbara Walters confirmed yesterday Jenny McCarthy, Sherri Shepherd & Whoopi Goldberg are returning to The View. Guest hosts will rotate in June & July, including men. She and co-producer Bill Geddie will select her replacement. They want to add a conservative voice.
Elton John To Ring In 2015 Onstage In New York
Elton John will ring in 2015 onstage in New York City. He’ll perform at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. Billy Joel played there New Year’s Eve last year. Elton is currently entertaining fans in Las Vegas in his show titled Million Dollar Piano. He’ll be there the rest of the year.
Syfy Greenlights 'Sharknado 3'
Sharknado 3" is officially happening. Syfy has ordered a follow-up to the yet-to-be-released "Sharknado 2: The Second One." The third movie is eyed for a 2015 premiere. The second installment is scheduled to premiere Wednesday, July 30, and is set in New York City.
Today's Birthdays: Singer Judy Collins is 75. Actor Stephen Macht is 72. Singer Rita Coolidge is 69. Pop singer Nick Fortuna (The Buckinghams) is 68. Actor-director Douglas Barr is 65. Actor Dann Florek is 63. Singer-songwriter Ray Parker Jr. is 60. Hall of Fame jockey Steve Cauthen is 54. Actress Maia Morgenstern is 52. Country singer Wayne Hancock is 49. Actor Charlie Schlatter is 48. Country singer Tim McGraw is 47. Rock musician Johnny Colt is 46. Rock musician D'Arcy is 46. Movie director Wes Anderson is 45. Actress Julie Benz is 42. Actor Bailey Chase is 42. Country singer Cory Morrow is 42. Gospel/rhythm-and-blues singer Tina Campbell (Mary Mary) is 40. Actor Darius McCrary is 38. Actor Jamie Dornan (Film: "Fifty Shades of Grey") is 32. Actress Kerry Bishe is 30.