THE HOLLYWOOWOO REPORT MONDAY AUGUST 27TH 2012
Snooki of 'Jersey Shore' delivers baby boy
"Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi gave birth Sunday to her first child, a boy. She and fiance Jionni LaValle welcomed Lorenzo Dominic LaValle just before 3 a.m. Sunday at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. "The world just got another Guido!!!," a Polizzi rep told MTV.
Anna Faris Gives Birth, Welcomes Baby Jack
Anna Faris and husband Chris Platt have welcomed their first child together, a baby boy named Jack. He was born Saturday prematurely and is in neonatal intensive care at a Los Angeles hospital. Faris played Sacha Baron Cohen’s love interest in ‘The Dictator.’
Rihanna and Rob Kardashian: New couple alert?
Rihanna and Rob Kardashian went on a go-karting date Saturday night at Racer's Edge Indoor Karting in Burbank. They then hit the Playhouse nightclub in Hollywood. They then shared a car home. Rob's Rihanna lookalike fling Rita Ora was seen partying in London.
R&B singer Usher wins primary custody of sons
Usher on Friday was awarded primary custody of his two sons. His custody will start Sept. 1. He and ex-wife Tameka Foster Raymond will have joint legal custody. Usher married Tameka in 2007. They divorced two years later. She plans to appeal.
Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban close to joining 'Idol'?
The Hollywood Reporter insists Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban are close to signing with American Idol as judges. She would get $8 million, he would get $4 million. Randy Jackson could stay a judge, or become a mentor. An announcement is planned this week.
Katy Perry rejects 'American Idol's' offer of $20 million
Katy Perry was recruited hardcore to join the American Idol judges panel, to the tune of $20 million. She turned it down. She feels it’s “not the right career choice” for her. She was a guest judge during the audition rounds in Season 9, after the departure of Paula Abdul.
Prince Harry sets off to see Dad as porn offer surfaces
Prince Harry met with his dad Prince Charles over the weekend. Harry was told that his reckless behavior is embarrassing the royal family. Meanwhile, Vivid Entertainment has made him a $10M offer to star in an adult film. He’s expected to turn it down.
John Mayer Chops Off His Long Locks
John Mayer originally grew out his hair during his 2-year hiatus from music. He debuted a dramatic new look Saturday. After breaking things off with Katy Perry, he said goodbye to his long locks. He attended a party for Mindy Kaling's new show, The Mindy Project.
Mitt Romney Event Drops $500k on Journey Concert
Journey was offered $500,000 to play a campaign event for Mitt Romney ... and they accepted. They will perform at a private fundraising party in Tampa Thursday night. It’s a paying gig, not an endorsement. Recently divorced Michaele Salahi will also be there.
Philly gets ready to host Jay-Z's music megashow next weekend
Jay-Z's "Made In America" music festival is expected to attract 100,000 fans to Philadelphia over Labor Day weekend. A ticket is $75, a 2-day pass is $135. Proceeds go to United Way organizations. Pearl Jam are co-headliners. The event will be filmed for a movie.
Oops! NBC announces death of wrong Neil
NBC News got a little ahead of themselves when news of Neil Armstrong's death hit the internet. They posted a story with the headline, "Astronaut Neil Young, first man to walk on moon, dies at age 82." Singer Neil Young is a guest on Jimmy Fallon’s show tonight.
Rihanna And Coldplay To Duet At Paralympics Closing Ceremony
Rihanna and Coldplay are set to close the London Paralympic Games next month. They will team up for a special collaboration of ‘Princess Of China’. Organizers behind the grand finale have decided on a theme of the elements - earth, wind, water, fire and ice.
Amanda Bynes: Prosecutors Re-Open old Hit-and-Run Case
Amanda Bynes is no longer in the clear for an alleged hit-and-run back in April. The L.A. City Attorney is taking a new look at that case. She has been involved in at least 3 accident-related incidents this year. If convicted of any, she faces a fine, probation or public service.
Wyclef Jean Calls For Continued Help In His Native Haiti
Wyclef Jean has urged fans not to forget about his country. He says Haiti is still in desperate need of help. Tropical Storm Isaac whipped across the low-lying Caribbean nation over the weekend. Haiti is still rebuilding from a devastating 2010 earthquake.
Prince Harry Deletes Facebook Account
Prince Harry has deleted his Facebook page after naked pictures of him at a party in Las Vegas emerged online last week. He used the name Spike Wells on the social networking site. He has logged off for good following advice from his private secretary.
Angela Bassett To Play Coretta Scott King
Angela Bassett is set to play Martin Luther King Jr.'s wife in an upcoming film. She will portray Coretta Scott King in the Lifetime TV movie Betty and Coretta. Mary J. Blige will play Dr. Betty Shabazz, the wife of Malcolm X. Bassett played the role in 1992’s Malcolm X.
Winehouse album proceeds go to charity
Mitch Winehouse, father of Amy Winehouse, said proceeds from her posthumous album will go to an Irish children's hospice. He will present Laura Lynn house in Dublin a check for more than $31,000. Mitch said Amy would have approved of giving money to the charity.
Betty White: Lucky to be working at 90
Betty White said she doesn't owe her longevity to healthy eating habits. She owns a 2-story house and goes up and down the stairs constantly. She feels lucky to still be working at age 90. Her favorite foods: hot dogs, red licorice, potato chips and french fries.
Kem Releasing 'Sensuous' Christmas Album
Kem has a holiday album planned for the fall. The Detroit R&B singer will release "What Christmas Means" on Oct. 16 via Motown. It will include 5 originals and 5 cover songs. He calls them “warm, romantic, sensuous.” His next studio album will be out in 2013.