The HollyWooWoo Report
Thursday, April 11, 2013
In 1983, at the Academy Awards, "Gandhi" was named best picture; its star, Ben Kingsley, won best actor while Meryl Streep received the best actress Oscar for "Sophie's Choice."
In 1988, "The Last Emperor" won best picture at the Academy Awards ceremony; Cher won best actress for "Moonstruck," Michael Douglas best actor for "Wall Street."
'American Idol': Candice rules the night, judges tell Lazaro he's 'horrible'
Candice Glover was last night’s standout on “American Idol,” delivering a powerful version of The Cure’s “Love Song.” She received a standing ovation. Judges strongly hinted it’s time for Lazaro Arbos to go. Tonight’s guest performers include Kelly Clarkson & Scotty MCreery.
Ryan Seacrest Is 'Swatted'
Ryan Seacrest was interviewing Russell Brand on his show yesterday about his recent “swatting” incident. During the interview, police were sent to Ryan’s home. A caller claimed there were men inside firing shots. Dispatchers are being trained to help identify pranksters.
“Buckwild” to get final run on MTV, producers offer to other networks
MTV will air the entire first season of "Buckwild" Sunday, to be followed by a final special episode. "Buckwild: WV to the NYC" was shot before production began on season 2. Producers plan to continue filming the show, and offer it to another network.
'U.O.E.N.O' Losing Criticized Rick Ross Verse
Rocko will release a version of "U.O.E.N.O." without a controversial verse from Rick Ross. The verse depicted slipping a drug into a woman's drink and taking her home. Ross apologized. Rocko said he has "six different verses," including one from Young Jeezy.
Adele Reigns Over Rich Young Musicians Countdown
Adele tops this year's countdown of Britain's richest young musicians with an estimated $48 million fortune. She turns 25 next month. She was also #1 last year, but took a break to recover from a throat operation. She also had a baby. Cheryl Cole is 2nd with $22.4 million.
Malawian government harshly criticizes Madonna
Malawi has issued a scathing critique of Madonna. They accuse her of exaggerating her contributions to the southern African country, & unreasonably demanding special treatment. The president’s younger sister was fired as the CEO for Madonna's charity, Raising Malawi.
NBC renews Carson Daly's show for 13th season
Carson Daly has changed his mind, & has decided to re-up with NBC for a 13th season of “Last Call.” The network was negotiating with Alec Baldwin to take over. He still could be given his own talk show. Daly says he's proud of "Last Call" and grateful to continue with it.
Betty White Is America's Most Appealing Celebrity
91-year-old Betty White has topped a new poll to find America's most appealing celebrity. She beat Oscar winners Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks, Adele and Dame Maggie Smith in the E-Poll Market Research's annual 'appeal' list. White has topped the list twice before.
Kim Kardashian Set For MTV Movie Awards
Kim Kardashian is set to present at the MTV Movie Awards Sunday night. She will introduce Selena Gomez to the stage as she performs her new single 'Come & Get It' for the first time. Brad Pitt will present the Movie of the Year award.
Flavor Flav felony case headed for trial in Vegas
Flavor Flav is facing a trial for a violent fight with his longtime girlfriend and her teenage son at home Oct. 17. An evidence hearing was held in Las Vegas court Wednesday. William Jonathan Drayton Jr. is accused of assault with a weapon and domestic violence battery.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth wedding on hold
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth may be back together, but their wedding is on hold. They were supposed to wed in June. Their relationship was rocked by his alleged tryst with "Mad Men" star January Jones. Both families feel neither is ready to commit to each other legally.
Beyonce, Nine Inch Nails Headline 2013 Made in America Festival
Beyonce and Nine Inch Nails top an eclectic lineup for Budweiser's second annual Made In America Festival. It returns to Philadelphia Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. Jay-Z once again curated this year's roster. A documentary is set for release later this summer.
Former That’s So Raven Star Arrested on Suspicion of DUI
Former “That's So Raven “star Orlando Brown was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of DUI…again. He is being held on an arrest warrant stemming from a previous DUI arrest in August 2011. Brown played Raven's best friend, Eddie Thomas, on all 4 seasons.
Nas Invests In Urban Lifestyle Magazine
Rapper Nas has poured his money into urban lifestyle magazine ‘Mass Appeal’ after signing on as a financial investor. He's helping get the magazine back on its feet following a five-year printing hiatus. He won’t have any editorial control to avoid conflict of interest.
Actor Peter Riegert is 66. Actor Meshach Taylor is 66. Movie director Carl Franklin is 64. Actor Bill Irwin is 63. Country singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale is 56. Songwriter-producer Daryl Simmons is 56. Rock musician Nigel Pulsford is 52. Actor Lucky Vanous is 52. Country singer Steve Azar is 49. Singer Lisa Stansfield is 47. Rock musician Dylan Keefe (Marcy Playground) is 43. Actor Johnny Messner is 43. Actor Vicellous (vy-SAY'-luhs) Shannon is 42. Rapper David Banner is 39. Actress Tricia Helfer is 39. Rock musician Chris Gaylor (The All-American Rejects) is 34. Actress Kelli Garner is 29. Singer Joss Stone is 26. Actress-dancer Kaitlyn Jenkins (TV: "Bunheads") is 21.