The HollyWooWoo Report
Friday, Dec 14, 2012
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - A curious Hobbit named Bilbo Baggins journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a vigorous group of Dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug. Stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, and Cate Blanchett. Rated PG-13.
Got Talent? Audition for 'America's Got Talent' in Norfolk Sunday
‘America’s Got Talent’ is auditioning Sunday at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Each act will be given 90 seconds to showcase their talent. Pre-register online at americasgottalentauditions.com. Fill out and bring the registration form.
Emblem3 voted out of X Factor
Next week’s X Factor finale is set: The final 3 are country crooner Tate Stevens, teen powerhouse Carly Rose Sonenclar, and girl group Fifth Harmony. Boy band Emblem3 is out. Simon Cowell told the guys, “I’m disappointed, but you’re going to have a huge career.”
L.A. Reid not returning to 'X Factor' next season
L.A. Reid will soon be an ex-judge on "The X Factor." He is not returning to the singing competition series next season. This season’s finale is next week. He wants to focus on his role as chairman of Epic Records. He called his time on the show “a nice break.”
John Mayer performs with The Rolling Stones
John Mayer performed with The Rolling Stones last night. He took to the stage to join in with their 1978 hit 'Respectable' at the Prudential Center in New Jersey. Katy Perry watched from the crowd. Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen & The Black Keys join them tomorrow night.
One Direction named MTV's 2012 Artist of the Year
One Direction is MTV's 2012 Artist of the Year. They had two No. 1 albums, the hit "What Makes You Beautiful," and a sold-out world tour. Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" was song of the year. One Direction placed third on the U.K. version of "The X Factor" in 2010.
'Lincoln,' 'Django,' 'Argo' lead Golden Globe nods
"Lincoln" was nominated for 7 Golden Globe Awards. "Django Unchained" and “Argo” are each up for 5 prizes. "Les Miserables," "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Zero Dark Thirty" each earned 4 nods. The Golden Globes will be handed out Jan. 13 in Los Angeles.
Storage company watching Lindsay’s unit, pending payment or auction
The storage company holding Lindsay Lohan’s possessions has put a new lock on her unit & is having it watched. The unit is in default by $16,000. If it’s not paid by Dec. 31, it goes to auction. She also owes $8,000 in rent for her Beverly Hills mansion.
Stars raise $30M-plus for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts
Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Jon Bon Jovi helped raise more than $30 million for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The 6-hour-long 12-12-12 concert was at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night. Pledges from TV and Internet viewers are still being tabulated.
Taylor Swift a “serial dater”
It happened with Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer and Conor Kennedy. Now it’s happening with Harry Styles. Friends of Taylor Swift say she falls in love too fast and too deep. One friend said “it's zero to 60 in seconds.” They believe she’s a serial dater, and hates to be alone.
Hugh Jackman Gets Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star
Hugh Jackman unveiled his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame just hours after landing a Golden Globe nomination. The star is in front of Madame Tussaud's Hollywood. He was also nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award for his part in Les Miserables earlier this week.
Brooke Mueller Leaving Rehab This Weekend
Brooke Mueller will be reunited with her sons when she checks out of rehab Sunday. She checked into a treatment facility Monday night for a prescription pill problem. Denise Richards is caring for her 3-year-old twins. Mueller fired her nanny.
Spice Girls reunite for London’s West End stage show debut
The Spice Girls and their manager Simon Fuller celebrated the premiere of the new musical "Viva Forever!" in London's West End this week. “Viva Forever!" is based on the songs of the Spice Girls. The show is described as tale of friendship in the face of fame and fortune.
Jordin Sparks, Melanie Fiona & Ledisi To Perform Houston Hits Medley
Melanie Fiona, Ledisi and Jordin Sparks will perform a medley of Whitney Houston's biggest dance hits at the VH1 Divas concert Sunday. Sparks, who co-starred with Houston in her final film Sparkle, performed I Will Always Love You at the Billboard Music Awards in May.
Mariah Carey: 'Nick Cannon convinced me to join Idol'
Mariah Carey's husband convinced her to join the 'American Idol' panel. She admitted she was initially wary of taking a role on the judging panel. Nick Cannon convinced her she was perfect for it. Mariah said she would have hated to be a contestant on the show.
Man performing 'Gangnam Style' dance collapses and dies
A British man died after he collapsed following his performance of "Gangnam Style." The 46-year-old IT manager was dancing at his office party in Blackburn, England. His wife was celebrating her birthday. He was onstage dancing, then fell over and died.
Cops arrested for taking items from Jenni Rivera crash site
Two Mexican police officers have been arrested for stealing items from the Jenni Rivera plane crash site. One is suspected of leaking crash scene photographs to the media. Investigators searched their homes, and found items belonging to the victims.
Sarah Jessica Parker Associate Apologizes After Shoplifting Scandal
Sarah Jessica Parker's longtime make-up artist has apologized for her shoplifting scandal. Leslie Lopez says she forgot to pay for sunglasses in an Oslo Airport store as she left for the plane. She paid a $1,400 fine & was not charged. She has worked with Sarah for 8 years.