The HollyWooWoo Report
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
In 1938, a precursor to the cartoon character Bugs Bunny first appeared in the Warner Bros. animated short "Porky's Hare Hunt."
In 1789, George Washington took office in New York as the first president of the United States.
Zeta-Jones checks into mental health facility
Catherine Zeta-Jones has checked into a mental health facility for treatment of her bipolar condition. Two years ago, she checked into a similar facility for a brief stay. She has mood swings and depressive episodes. It is treated with medication and psychotherapy.
DWTS: Kellie wins immunity this week, Michael Buble on tonight
The hips were swiveling non-stop last night as DWTS celebrated Latin Night. The six remaining celebs had to dance 2 rounds. Aly and Kellie earned 29s, Andy Dick a 17. Kellie and Derek won immunity for highest scores this season. Michael Buble performs tonight.
'Dancing With the Stars' to feature dancer injured in Boston bombings
The dancer who lost her leg in the Boston Marathon bombings will be featured tonight on DWTS. Producers have put together a video-taped segment featuring Adrianne Haslet-Davis. She vows to dance again. She was an Arthur Murray Studio dance instructor.
Broadway’s Best: Tony Award nominations to be announced today
The countdown to this year's Tony Awards begins today. Nominees will be announced at 8:30 a.m. from at Lincoln Center. The ceremony will be hosted by Sutton Foster and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. The awards will be televised live June 9 on CBS.
Rihanna buys Mercedes for Chris Brown
Rihanna has bought Chris Brown a custom-made Mercedes for his birthday. She spent over $1 million on the SLR Stirling Moss - a vehicle so exclusive only 75 have been made. Brown turns 24 on May 5. She had his initials added to the red leather seats.
Jackson's life recounted in opening of civil trial
Testimony begins today in Katherine Jackson’s lawsuit against concert promoter AEG Live. The lawsuit is over the hiring of the doctor who treated Michael Jackson. The jury consists of 6 men and 6 women. AEG denies it hired Conrad Murray.
John Mayer Paints Home For Veterans Campaign
John Mayer continued his support for U.S. soldiers last week by painting a veteran's home in Shreveport, La. He donated proceeds from his 2012 tour to help America's veterans. The Veterans Build 2013 campaign helps provide properties for those returning from duty.
Rod Stewart, T.I. set for 'Voice' performances
NBC is lining up musical artists to perform on "The Voice" in May. Rod Stewart, CeeLo Green, Lady Antebellum, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. will take the stage on upcoming episodes. All have new material to showcase.
Jason Aldean files for divorce, asks press to be respectful to family
Jason Aldean has filed for divorce from wife Jessica, citing irreconcilable differences. The two met in high school and have been married since August 2001. They have 2 young daughters, Keeley and Kendyl. He has asked fans “not to rush to judgment.”
Kate celebrates anniversary at children's hospice
Kate Middleton celebrated her second wedding anniversary separated from Prince William. He’s on duty at a Royal Air Force station in Wales. She visited a hospice for children in the English city of Winchester. She has released a video appealing for support for the hospice.
Jamie Foxx In Talks For Annie
Jamie Foxx is in talks to join Quvenzhane Wallis in the movie adaptation of the musical Annie. He is up for a variation of the Daddy Warbucks character, previously portrayed on the big screen by Albert Finney. The film’s producers are Will & Jada Pinkett-Smith & Jay Z.
Taylor Swift Scores Discount For New Mansion
Taylor Swift is adding to her property portfolio. She has paid out $17.7 million for a new seaside home in Rhode Island. The lavish summer estate is in the town of Westerly. It was on the market for $20 million. She offered the lower price, and it was accepted.
Jessica Simpson Celebrates Daughter's First Birthday
Jessica Simpson and fiancé Eric Johnson celebrated their daughter's first birthday Sunday in the backyard of their California home. Little Maxwell Drew turns a year old Wednesday. Guests dined on hot dogs, grilled cheese and tacos. Her 2nd child, a boy, is due in August.
Justin Timberlake Signs Deal With Mastercard
Justin Timberlake has signed a two-year contract with MasterCard. The financial services company is famed for its ‘Priceless’ advertising campaign. His first event with the brand is an exclusive gig at New York City's Roseland Ballroom on Sunday.
Rihanna Creating Second Fashion Collection
Rihanna is hard at work on a second fashion collection for British clothing store River Island. They will be available for the upcoming autumn/winter season. Her first fashion collection, which featured belly-baring tops, sheer dresses and high-slit skirts, was released in March.
Demi Moore reunites with daughters
Demi Moore has reconciled with her daughters. She is 50. Rumer is 24, Scout 21, and Tallulah 18. They became tired of her constant partying after her split from Ashton Kutcher and stint in rehab. Their father is Bruce Willis. They are working out their family problems.
Train Perform At Denver Hospital
Rockers Train thrilled patients at a hospital in Colorado Saturday by playing a surprise set. They visited the Denver Health Medical Center ahead of their evening appearance at a benefit for the city's Health Foundation. They greeted young patients and performed songs.
Beastie Boys memoir scheduled for 2015
The Beastie Boys have a deal for an illustrated book, to be published in the fall of 2015. It will track the band's rise from its high school years in New York City to its induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. Group member Adam Yauch (MCA) died last year.
Hey, hey! It's three Monkees!
If you’re old enough to remember The Monkees, you might like this. The surviving 3 members - Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork — will visit 24 cities this summer. Davy Jones died in Feb. 2012. The tour features a tribute, and includes a 7-piece band.
Actress Cloris Leachman is 87. Singer Willie Nelson is 80. Basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas is 52. Rapper Turbo B (Snap) is 46. Rhythm-and-blues singer Chris "Choc" Dalyrimple (Soul For Real) is 42. Rock musician Chris Henderson (3 Doors Down) is 42. Country singer Carolyn Dawn Johnson is 42. Actress Lisa Dean Ryan is 41. Rhythm-and-blues singer Akon is 40. Rhythm-and-blues singer Jeff Timmons (98 Degrees) is 40. Actor Johnny Galecki is 38. Actor Kunal Nayyar is 32. Rapper Lloyd Banks is 31. Actress Kirsten Dunst is 31. Actress Dianna Agron is 27.