The HollyWooWoo Report
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Comic-Con kicks off in San Diego
The 44th annual Comic-Con kicked off last night in San Diego. Lines of costumed characters snaked around both outside and inside the San Diego Convention Center. The cast and creators of several TV shows and movies will be on hand to tease upcoming projects.
Timberlake, Jay-Z double-team Toronto for tour launch
Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z kicked off their “Legends of the Summer” tour last night in Toronto. They are backed by a 14-piece band and four backup singers on platforms. The tour continues in New York Friday and Saturday, then Chicago's Soldier Field Monday.
Timberlake, Macklemore, Mars get MTV VMA nominations
Nominations for this year's MTV Video Music Awards are in. Justin Timberlake has 6, along with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Bruno Mars collected 4. Robin Thicke, Pink, Miley Cyrus and 30 Seconds to Mars all have 3. Fans vote online, the show is Aug. 25 at Barclays Center.
Cory Monteith's body has been cremated
Cory Monteith's body was cremated Tuesday in Vancouver, following a private viewing. He died at age 31 last Saturday of a heroin and alcohol overdose in a hotel room. His mother & girlfriend viewed his body at the hospital. There are 2 vigils for him this weekend in Canada.
2013 ESPYs: Robin Roberts receives Arthur Ashe Courage Award
Robin Roberts received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at last night’s ESPYs. She worked for ESPN from 1990 to 2005 before joining "GMA." She was also a friend of Arthur Ashe. She thanked everyone for standing by her in tough times, and left to a standing ovation.
Fans getting fed up with Rihanna showing up late, pelt her with food
Rihanna showed up an hour late for her concert in Manchester UK Tuesday night. A fan tossed a gift onstage. She chewed him out, so concert-goers pelted her with food, mostly chips. She said “I knew you were all going to be crazy but f***. This is the next level.”
Idol Tour finally starts as Glover’s album gets delayed
So far, American Idol winner Candice Glover's summer has not gone as planned. The Idol Tour starts Friday in Seattle, with a quarter of the tour's dates canceled. The release of her “Music Speaks” has been pushed to Oct. 8. The tour has just 30 shows and no sell-outs.
George Zimmerman’s lawyers meet in exclusive NYC restaurant
The rich and famous often dine at the expensive Nello Restaurant in NYC. Meals there start in the hundreds of dollars. George Zimmerman's lawyers had lunch and champagne there yesterday. They told reporters they still believe the jury made the right decision.
Bomber as rock star? Rolling Stone cover outrage
The Boston Marathon bombing suspect is on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Major retailers nationwide refuse to display it for sale. Public outrage was swift, including hard words from the Boston mayor, bombing survivors and the governor of Massachusetts.
Charlie Sheen welcomes first grandchild
Charlie Sheen is a grandfather. His 28-year-old daughter Cassandra gave birth to a baby girl, Luna, on Wednesday. Her husband Casey Huffman was by her side. Cassandra’s mother is Charlie’s high school girlfriend, Paula Profit. Cassandra looks just like her.
Taylor Swift: Red lipstick makes me feel 'fancy'
Taylor Swift likes red lipstick because it gives her a ''fancy feeling''. She is rarely seen without it. She says the bold fashion statement reminds her of glamorous, inspiring women throughout history. She doesn’t have manicures because she plays the guitar.
Jennifer Lopez Buys A Home With Her Manager
Jennifer Lopez and her longtime manager Benny Medina have bought a home together in Los Angeles. It’s for their families to share when they’re in town. He is the godfather to her twin children. The property will be renovated and ready for occupancy by late summer.
Snooki, JWoww set to return to Jersey Shore
Get ready for Season 3 of Snooki & JWoww. The Jersey Shore spinoff show will be filming in two shore towns: Pelican Island in Berkley, and Seaside Heights. The bayfront community was hit hard by Sandy last fall, and many homes are being rebuilt, elevated or torn down.
Versace mansion: Infamous South Beach Miami murder scene up for auction
The infamous South Beach mansion owned by Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace is on the auction block. The Miami oceanfront estate was previously listed for $125 million. He lived in the 1930s home for five years. He was shot dead in front of the property in 1997.
Kylie And Kendall Jenner Launch Jewelry Line
Kylie and Kendall Jenner are following in the family's entrepreneurial footsteps by launching their own jewelry line. ‘Metal Haven’ is an 11-piece collection, featuring tribal and skull designs. Each piece will cost less than $24 at Nordstrom and online starting July 29.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela is 95. Actor James Brolin is 73. Baseball executive Joe Torre is 73. Singer Martha Reeves is 72. Blues guitarist Lonnie Mack is 72. Actress Audrey Landers is 57. Golfer Nick Faldo is 56. Actress Elizabeth McGovern is 52. Actor Vin Diesel is 46 Retired NBA All-Star Penny Hardaway is 42. Dance music singer-songwriter M.I.A. is 38. Rock musician Daron Malakian (System of a Down; Scars on Broadway) is 38. Rock musician Tony Fagenson (Eve 6) is 35. Actress Kristen Bell is 33. Rock singer Ryan Cabrera is 31. Actor Chace Crawford is 28.