The HollyWooWoo Report
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
On this date in 1973, "The Godfather" won the Academy Award for best picture of 1972, but its star, Marlon Brando, refused to accept his Oscar for best actor. Liza Minnelli won best actress for "Cabaret."
On “American Idol” tonight: The finalists perform music from Detroit
Dorothy Hamill quits 'DWTS'
Former Olympic skater Dorothy Hamill withdrew from "Dancing with the Stars" last night because of a spinal cyst. Her doctor encouraged her to withdraw or expect permanent nerve impairment. Victor Ortiz & Lisa Vanderpump had the lowest scores. No one was sent home.
Neighbor claims battery by Bieber after complaint over Ferrari
Deputies in Calabasas, Calif. are investigating a claim that Justin Bieber allegedly assaulted a neighbor. The neighbor alleges he was attacked after complaining over Bieber racing his Ferrari up & down the street Tuesday morning. Beiber just returned from his tour in Europe.
Sean Penn’s son copies his dad’s temper in confrontation with photograper
Sean Penn's son got into a heated, profanity-laced tirade with a photog in Beverly Hills Tuesday. 19-year-old Hopper Penn was following his dad into a medical building. Police got involved. The photog declined to press charges. Sean stayed calm. Hopper later apologized.
Timberlake's '20/20' album sells 968K in 1st week
Justin Timberlake's comeback album has sold nearly 1 million units its first week. He heavily promoted it over several months. It features a mesh of R&B, soul, pop & futuristic sounds. The 10 tracks average 7 minutes each. The follow up is due out later this year.
Judge Joe Brown Ending After 15 Seasons
Judge Joe Brown will end this season after 15 years in syndication. CBS pulled the plug when they could not come to an agreement with Brown about a new contract. He has been meeting with other television distribution companies, which means the show could return.
New wax Britney Spears unveiled in New York
Madame Tussauds has unveiled another waxwork figure of Britney Spears. The New York museum revealed the statue Tuesday, copying her look from the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. Her first wax figure in 2003 shows Britney upside down in a mid pole-dance.
Anderson Cooper, Kathy Griffin film pilot for new show together
Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin filmed a pilot Tuesday at the CNN studios in New York. The pilot was filmed in front of a live studio audience. They host CNN’s yearly New Year’s Eve coverage. CNN is not yet releasing details on their new show together.
Whitney Houston's Ex-manager Sparks Suicide Scare With Facebook Post
Pat Houston posted what looked like a suicide note on Facebook Tuesday. Family sent police to her house. She had taken medicine for back pain and went to sleep. She insisted stress was behind her Facebook post, not a death wish. She was hospitalized, then released.
Singer Dionne Warwick files for bankruptcy in NJ
Singer Dionne Warwick has filed for bankruptcy. She claims she owes nearly $10 million in back taxes and her monthly expenses exceed $20,000. She has filed a Chapter 7 petition in New Jersey. Her publicist says she was victimized by bad financial management.
will.i.am teaming with Britney again
Will.i.am is teaming up with Britney Spears again. She appeared on his track 'Scream and Shout' earlier this year. He is set to return the favor by working on tracks for her next album. He worked with Britney on the track 'Big Fat Bass' from 2011's 'Femme Fatale'.
Ellen DeGeneres planning a move way down south after retirement
Ellen DeGeneres is considering a move to Australia. Her actress wife Portia De Rossi hails from Melbourne. The move won’t happen until after she retires from television. She is in Australia filming segments for her talk show. She has fallen in love with the country.
Kardashian sisters blast 'vile' Ford ad showing them bound and tied in a car trunk
The Kardashian sisters will be taking legal action over an online advertising cartoon. It shows them bound and their mouths taped in the back of a Ford Figo car. Paris Hilton smiles up front. Ford has issued an apology. The artwork was not approved for distribution.
John Mayer's dreams came true twice
John Mayer says his ''dreams have come true twice.'' His throat problems have completely healed, and he has a second chance at his career. He says ''the greatest gift I now have in my life is the opportunity to play again.” He’s preparing for a 40-city tour this summer.
Robert Pattinson happy with reunion
Robert Pattinson is showering Kristen Stewart with affection. He recently returned to Los Angeles after two months in Australia filming the movie 'The Rover.' Reps say they are spending much time together, and are planning for their future.
Motown songwriter-producer Deke Richards dead at 68
Motown songwriter-producer Deke Richards has died at a hospice in Washington state after a battle with esophageal cancer. He was 68. He wrote for The Jackson 5, Diana Ross & The Supremes and Martha Reeves & The Vandellas. Private, family-only services are planned.
NBC banned Curry's tweet to ailing Roberts
NBC blocked Ann Curry's attempt to tweet her good wishes to cancer-stricken Robin Roberts last June. NBC did not want her perceived as trying to aid the enemy. Roberts was diagnosed with a blood disorder just as Curry was being eased out of the "Today" show.
Usher, John Fogerty to perform at Rock Hall induction
Usher, Carole King, John Fogerty and Spike Lee have joined the growing roster of performers for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. It’s April 18 in Los Angeles. Inductees are Heart, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Rush, Albert King and Donna Summer.