The HollyWooWoo Report
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
In 1999, John F. Kennedy Jr.; his wife, Carolyn; and her sister, Lauren Bessette, died when their single-engine plane, piloted by Kennedy, plunged into the Atlantic Ocean near Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.
In 1981, singer Harry Chapin was killed when his car was struck by a tractor-trailer on the Long Island Expressway in Jericho, N.Y.
Dave Matthews picked up by concert fans after bicycle breaks down
A woman & her boyfriend in Harrisburg, Pa. stopped to help a stranded bicyclist Sat. It was Dave Matthews. He didn’t have his cellphone with him. They were on the way to his concert. He put them in the front row, then took them to dinner. He also autographed their tickets.
Chris Brown probation revoked; he remains free
A judge revoked Chris Brown's probation on Monday. The hearing was to review details of an alleged hit-and-run accident May 12 & his behavior afterward. He was not ordered to jail. The hit-&-run case goes to court July 23. He’s back for another probation hearing Aug. 16.
Jenny McCarthy to join 'The View' as co-host
Jenny McCarthy is a new co-host joining "The View." The 17th season starts Sept. 9. She has previously made 17 appearances on ‘The View’ and guest-hosted 8 times. Elizabeth Hasselbeck is gone, Joy Behar is leaving, & Barbara Walters is retiring. More to come.
More tests needed for cause of Monteith's death
The cause of "Glee" actor Cory Monteith's death remains unclear. Authorities in Vancouver are awaiting toxicology test results. He was found dead in his hotel room Saturday. Police have ruled out foul play. Heath Ledger, Corey Haim & River Phoenix died the same way.
Stevie Wonder Boycotts Florida After Zimmerman Verdict
Stevie Wonder won't perform in Florida until its ‘Stand Your Ground’ law is "abolished." He will not perform in any other state that recognizes the law. Many believe the law contributed to George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.
Lindsay Lohan Back to NYC After Rehab
Lindsay Lohan will be returning to New York when her latest rehab stint ends. She is due to leave Cliffside rehab in early August. She previously ruled out NYC due to temptations, but it’s close to her family. Oprah is paying her $2 million for her 8-part docu-series on OWN.
Justin Timberlake's 'Take Back the Night' song spawns legal action
Justin Timberlake has released a single titled "Take Back the Night." It has drawn legal action from the Take Back the Night Foundation, a sexual assault awareness group. He’s never heard of them. The name is trademarked. The song's lyrics are sexual in nature.
Expert: Jackson would have earned $1B on comeback
A certified public accountant testified in the Michael Jackson death trial Monday. He claimed Jackson could have earned over a billion dollars over several years. He died $400M in debt. He was preparing to do a major concert tour and planned to do shows in Las Vegas.
Katy Perry Names New Perfume After Queen Hit
Katy Perry is honoring her love for rockers Queen by naming her latest perfume after the group's 1974 track ‘KILLER Queen.’ The scent will hit stores next month. She said Freddie Mercury painted the lyrics of the powerful & sophisticated woman she wanted to be.
Elton John Extends Hits Streak On Music Chart
Elton John has extended his run as the most prolific performer on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Chart. He has had 69 since ‘Your Song’ in 1970. ‘Home Again’ is the first single from new album ‘The Diving Board.’ He has placed 15 #1 songs on the AC Chart.
Damon Wayans Jr. Returning to ‘New Girl’
Damon Wayans Jr. has booked his first post-‘Happy Endings’ role. He will be reprising his role as Coach on Fox's ‘New Girl.’ He appeared in the ‘New Girl’ pilot, but had to drop out when ABC picked up ‘Happy Endings’ for a 2nd season. It’s now canceled.
Lawson, Saatchi to divorce by end of July
Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson and art collector Charles Saatchi intend to divorce July 31. Neither will receive any financial compensation. The couple separated after a newspaper published photos of Saatchi grasping her throat during an argument at a London restaurant.
Report: Justin Bieber buys house in Colombia
Justin Bieber has bought a 7-bedroom house on Colombia's Caribbean coast for $2 million. The agent who sold it said he came to Cartagena last month and fell in love with the place. Reps for Bieber have not confirmed the purchase of the home.
Charity is auctioning off a day with Real Housewives' Brandi Glanville
A charity is auctioning off a day with Brandi Glanville from RHOBH. It’s valued at $10,000. The current high-bid stands at $1,450, but there are 16 days left to bid. Travel and accommodation are not included. Proceeds benefit a women’s cancer services foundation.
Kelly Osbourne confirms engagement to Matthew Mosshart
Kelly Osbourne has confirmed her engagement to vegan chef Matthew Mosshart. Her brother Jack hinted in February they were engaged. The wedding is planned for summer 2014. Her mother Sharon is doing the planning.
Teri Hatcher Eyeing Desperate Housewives Movie
Teri Hatcher would like to reprise her Desperate Housewives role on the big screen. She starred as Susan Delfino for 8 seasons. She says the show still had life in it that fans would enjoy seeing in a theater. Series creator Marc Cherry denies any plans for a movie revival.
Actor-singer Ruben Blades is 65. Actress Phoebe Cates is 50. Actor-comedian Will Ferrell is 46. Actor Jonathan Adams is 46. College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Barry Sanders is 45. Actor Corey Feldman is 42. Rock singer Ryan McCombs (Drowning Pool) is 39. Actress AnnaLynne McCord is 26. Actor-singer James Maslow is 23. Actor Mark Indelicato is 19.