The HollyWooWoo Report
Wednesday, Sept 5, 2012
Video Music Awards moved up to avoid Obama speech conflict
MTV has moved up the start time for the Video Music Awards tomorrow night. It will run the show an hour earlier so as not to conflict with President Obama's speech. The VMAs will air from 8-10 p.m. The president is scheduled to speak from the DNC after 10 p.m.
Ellen Degeneres Receives Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Ellen Degeneres received the latest star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Tuesday. She invited fans on Twitter to the ceremony, then jokingly asked for a ride home. She said she was thrilled people would now be walking all over her.
Michael Strahan named 'Live!' co-host, told Regis he would take his job
Former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan is Kelly Ripa's permanent co-host. The show is now called "Live! with Kelly and Michael." When he was a player, he appeared on the show. Regis Philbin asked about his future plans. Michael told him, “his job.”
88-year-old Bob Barker 'fine' with exclusion from 'Price' special
“The Price Is Right” celebrated its 40th anniversary Tuesday. Bob Barker was not invited. He hosted the show 35 years, but objected to prizes he considered inappropriate. He was replaced by Drew Carey in 2007. The anniversary show did include earlier clips of Barker.
After more throat surgery, John Mayer takes vow of silence
Back in March, John Mayer canceled his tour due to a growth on his vocal cords. Last Thursday, he had surgery to remove it. It's his second surgery. The first was in October 2011. He told fans online he can’t talk for a while, and no singing for 6 months.
Puddle of Mudd singer Scantlin arrested for disturbance on plane
Puddle of Mudd lead singer Wes Scantlin was kicked off a JetBlue flight in Austin Tuesday for intoxication. The plane was flying from Boston to L.A. He got into an argument with a flight attendant. In July, he pleaded guilty to cocaine possession and was told to avoid trouble.
Beyoncé celebrates turning 31 with Blue Ivy and Jay-Z on Mediterranean cruise
Beyoncé opted to spend her 31st birthday with daughter Blue Ivy and husband Jay-Z on a Mediterranean cruise. The boat was decorated with balloons and streamers. On Tuesday, she was bombarded with messages from her famous friends wishing her happy birthday.
Dixie Chicks' Emily Robison welcomes baby girl
Dixie Chicks' Emily Robison welcomed her fourth child, Violet Isabel Strayer, early Tuesday morning. She weighed 8½ pounds. She is the first child for Emily & her guitarist boyfriend, Martin Strayer. Robison has three children from her previous marriage to Charlie Robison.
Robert Pattinson And Kristen Stewart To Appear At VMAs
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart will both appear at the Video Music Awards. They were to present an award together. But after Kristen’s cheating scandal, their presence was in doubt. They instead will promote 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2'.
T.I. Joins The Cast Of Kelsey Grammer's Boss
Rapper T.I. has joined the cast of Kelsey Grammer's TV drama ‘Boss’. He will play a former gang leader aiming for a career in politics. He recently signed a deal to film a guest spot in an episode of Hawaii Five-0. “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle,” premiered Monday night.
One Direction Become The New Faces Of Pepsi
One Direction are the new faces of Pepsi. The group filmed the new ad campaign at a New Orleans studio alongside several American football stars. They are set to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards Thursday.
Kanye West To Be ‘Restrained’ At VMAs
MTV VMAs host Kevin Hart has joked there’s a seat belt in the chair reserved for Kanye West. He doesn’t want him rushing the stage again. Hart then told entertainment media he hopes something does happen: “We need stuff to talk about the next day. It's the VMAs.”
R. Kelly Promises Return to Explicit Music; Announces 'Single Ladies Tour'
R. Kelly has been all about romance on his last 2 albums. He said his upcoming album will be on more familiar R. Kelly ground. The name of his next album is 'Black Panties.' His "Single Ladies" North American tour kicks off Oct. 13 in Columbia, S.C., & runs through Dec.
Jewel Donates Song Proceeds To Cancer Charity
Singer Jewel is donating all the proceeds from her new track ‘Flower’ to a charity for breast cancer survivors. The song raises awareness about the struggles women face even after they beat the disease. Sales benefit the Breast Reconstruction Awareness Fund.
The Rolling Stones Release Greatest Hits Album
The Rolling Stones are celebrating 50 years of music. Their new best-of album features two new songs. The album spans all 5 decades of their career. It’s available in 50-track or 80-track versions. It will be out Nov 12. Their last album, 'A Bigger Bang,' was out in 2005.
Casino mogul denies threatening Joe Francis
Casino mogul Steve Wynn and “Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis faced off before jurors Tuesday. Francis alleges Wynn threatened to kill him through conversations & emails sent to record executive Quincy Jones. Wynn denies the claim, & is suing Francis for slander.
'Victoria's Secret Fashion Show' gets Dec. 4 airdate
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show returns to CBS this year. The show, which usually takes place in November, will air Dec. 4 at 10 p.m. This year's show will be held in NYC. The runway extravaganza will also include musical performances (no names announced yet.)
Idol’s Christian singer Colton Dixon signs record deal
"American Idol" Season 11 finalist Colton Dixon has been signed to Sparrow Recordings. An album is coming before the end of the year. "Never Gone," the original tune he's performing on the "Idols Live" tour, is on iTunes starting Sept. 25.