The HollyWooWoo Report
Monday, May 20, 2013
20 years ago today in 1993, 93 million people tuned in for the final episode of "Cheers."
The DWTS finale is tonight and tomorrow. The finalists: Kellie Pickler, Aly Raisman, Zendaya, and Jacoby Jones. 59% of TVGuide.com voters pick Kellie to win.
Taylor Swift wins 8 trophies at Billboard Awards
Taylor Swift won eight Billboard Awards, including top artist and top album for "Red." Gotye and Rihanna got 4 awards each. Justin Bieber won 3, including top male artist. Nicki Minaj was top rap artist, Madonna top touring artist, & Prince was presented the icon award.
Miguel Lands on Fans in Dramatic Jump
Miguel launched a new viral video at the Billboard Music Awards. During his performance of "Adorn," he miscalculated a long-jump from the stage and landed on two fans. One needed treatment for an arm injury. He apologized, saying he "got caught up in the moment.”
'Trek' does $70M but falls short of studio hopes
"Star Trek: Into Darkness" warped its way to a $70 million domestic launch. The "Star Trek" sequel bumped "Iron Man 3" down to second place with $35 million. “The Great "Gatsby" held up well at No. 3 with $23 million. “Pain & Gain” & “The Croods” rounded out the top 5.
Trace Adkins wins 'All-Star Celebrity Apprentice'
Singer Trace Adkins won the all-stars edition of "Celebrity Apprentice" last night. Donald Trump declared Adkins the winner at the end of the show's 2-hour season finale. Adkins beat out magician Penn Jillette for the honor.
Ke$ha show in Portsmouth postponed until August
Ke$ha has rescheduled her concert at nTelos Wireless Pavilion because of a scheduling conflict. She was scheduled to perform in Portsmouth May 29. Tickets will be honored Aug. 28. Refunds are also available at the point of purchase.
Kelly Rowland to join X Factor USA today
Kelly Rowland and Mexican superstar Paulina Rubio are expected to be announced as the new judges for ‘X Factor’ today. Kelly was a judge on 'The X Factor UK’ in 2011. Paulina coached for 'The Voice' in Mexico. “X Factor” auditions start tomorrow in Charleston.
Pattinson, Stewart break up for second time
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have broken up again after 3 years of on-and-off dating. The couple broke up after Pattinson bailed on his 27th birthday plans, which Stewart had arranged. Last July, she was caught up in a cheating scandal with her movie director.
Kanye West debuts new music on 'SNL'
Kanye West gave a pair of memorable performances during the SNL season finale. He unveiled two singles from his upcoming album ‘Yeezus’… ‘Black Skinhead’ and ‘New Slaves.’ Girlfriend Kim Kardashian posted a photo on Instagram showing the album artwork.
Leader of Toots and the Maytals injured at concert
The leader of reggae band Toots and the Maytals was injured when a man threw a bottle during a Saturday night outdoor concert in Richmond. The 19-year-old man was arrested. Frederick "Toots" Hibbert was treated at a hospital for a cut to his head and released.
Miley Cyrus And Paris Hilton Swatted Again
Miley Cyrus and Paris Hilton were victims to pranksters again. Police were called to their Hollywood homes for false reports of gun crimes. Celebrities have become the targets of 'swatters', in which callers phone in fake crimes to elicit an urgent police response.
Threats made against Chris Brown
L.A. Police are investigating death threats made against Chris Brown. Multiple threats were called in to the office of his attorney, Mark Geragos. No specific details have been publicly released. Geragos turned over all the information to detectives investigating the threats.
Mary J. Blige facing financial collapse
Mary J. Blige's financial woes have worsened. The IRS claims she failed to pay all her income taxes for the years 2009 thru 2011. The total is over $3 million. She also owes taxes to the state of New Jersey, and defaulted on a bank loan.
Akon Ordered To Pay Child Support
A judge has ordered R&B star Akon to hand over $5,000 in monthly child support payments for two of his kids. He agreed to support his 2 young sons with ex-partner Rozina Negusei. That includes health insurance. Akon listed his income as $40,708 per month.
Wesley Snipes to re-launch acting career in “Expendables 3”
Newly-freed Wesley Snipes has signed up in the third installment of Sylvester Stallone's action epic “The Expendables.” He has been on house arrest since his release from prison April 2. Snipes and Stallone starred in the 1993 action hit “Demolition Man.”
Robin Thicke poses for prom pic, invites a few for his new video
Robin Thicke was shooting a music video in L.A. as a group of high school seniors dressed for the prom were waiting for a party bus. They called him over, and took a group photo. He also hand-picked a few (especially the girls) to be in the video.
Alan O'Day dies: 'Undercover Angel' singer was 72
If you’ve ever watched those Time-Life 1970s music offers on late-night TV, then you’ve seen singer Alan O’Day. He sang the #1 song "Undercover Angel" in 1977. He has died of cancer at age 72. He also wrote songs for Cher and the Righteous Brothers.
Twilight Zone Actress Christine White Dies at 86
Christine White, an actress best known for the original Twilight Zone, passed away April 14 in Washington, D.C. She was 86. She played William Shatner’s wife in the ‘gremlin on a plane wing’ episode. She also appeared in Bonanza, The Rifleman and The Untouchables.
Singer Joe Cocker is 69. Singer-actress Cher is 67. Actor-comedian Dave Thomas is 64. Rock musician Jane Wiedlin (The Go-Go's) is 55. Actor Bronson Pinchot is 54. Actress Mindy Cohn (Facts Of Life) is 47. Rock musician Tom Gorman (Belly) is 47. Actress Gina Ravera is 47. Actor Timothy Olyphant is 45. Rapper Busta Rhymes is 41. Rock musician Ryan Martinie is 38. Actor Matt Czuchry is 36. Actress Angela Goethals is 36. Actress-singer Naturi Naughton is 29.