The HollyWooWoo Report
Friday, Dec. 20, 2013
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues - With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm. An all-star cast led by Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate. PG-13.
Walking With Dinosaurs 3D - See and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, in a story where an underdog dino triumphs to become a hero for the ages. Lifelike through computer animation. Features the voices of John Leguizamo, Justin Long, Tiya Sircar, and Skyler Stone. PG.
Her – (Limited Release) A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that's designed to meet his every need. Stars Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde and Chris Pratt. (R)
'Katie' canceled after two seasons
Katie Couric’s syndicated talk show will end in June after two seasons. She said she looks forward to the rest of the season. The show was canceled because its ratings didn't justify its production costs. Couric starts a new job as the global anchor for Yahoo! early next year.
Spoiler: Alex and Sierra win X Factor
The X Factor ended its 3rd season last night. Alex Kinsey and Sierra Deaton won the $1 million recording contract. Overwhelmed, they struggled to perform "Say Something" after hearing the news. Celebrity guest performers included Lea Michele and Mary J. Blige.
“Duck Dynasty” family tells A&E no Phil, no show
The Robertson family has drawn a line in the sand with A&E – no Phil, no show. The family issued a statement saying the show will not go forward without him. Phil was suspended by A&E for controversial comments. "Duck Dynasty" is the highest rated cable reality show.
Jury finds portrait of Fawcett belongs to O'Neal
A jury has decided Ryan O'Neal can keep an Andy Warhol portrait of his late partner, Farrah Fawcett. She left her artworks to University of Texas at Austin after she died in 2009. She left nothing to O’Neal, her companion of 30 years. The portrait will pass on to son Redmond.
'How I Met Your Mother' 1-hour finale set for March 31
CBS plans to air its series finale for the sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" March 31. The series has run 208 episodes over nine seasons. The story of how Ted Mosby ultimately meets his children's mother will conclude with a special 1-hour series finale.
Selena Gomez Cancels Australian Tour to 'Spend Some Time on Myself'
Selena Gomez has canceled her Australian tour next year, saying she needs to focus on herself. She recently played 55 dates across the U.S. and Europe with her Stars Dance tour, which ended Nov. 26. She's looking forward to spending the holidays with her family.
Michael Muhney fired from 'Young and the Restless'
Actor Michael Muhney announced via Twitter he has been fired from "The Young & the Restless." He has played Adam Newman on the daytime drama since 2009. He still has to complete 3 more episodes. His last episode will air Jan. 30.
Oscars 2014 trailer has host Ellen DeGeneres singing and dancing
The Academy Awards are coming, and Ellen DeGeneres is at the helm. The Academy has released a trailer, featuring Ellen lip syncing and dancing down the street with a group of people, all in tuxedos. The 2014 Academy Awards air March 2.
Utah polygamous family gets full reality TV series
TLC will air a full series about a polygamous family from Utah. Brady Williams has five wives and 24 children. The first episode is set to debut March 9. The September pilot episode drew good ratings. The TLC show “Sister Wives” starred Kody Brown, his 4 wives and 17 children.
Harry Connick Jr. on 'American Idol': 'It's a New Show'
American Idol’s season 13 premiere is less than a month away. New judge Harry Connick, Jr. promises the show has improved. His fellow judges are Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban. He said the auditions have been very “telling,” many with mixed results.
Quentin Tarantino Rules Out Third Kill Bill Movie
Quentin Tarantino has ruled out a third installment of his popular franchise Kill Bill. He no longer has a desire to move forward with a new movie. His next project will be a western, but will not be a sequel to his 2012 hit, Django Unchained.
Creators of 'Riverdance' plan to tour new show
Producers behind "Riverdance" have a new thundering Irish dance show poised to tour North America. The show features about 30 dancers and a 10-piece band. “Riverdance" first launched in 1994 and has been seen by an estimated 25 million people in 40 countries.
Robin Wright and Ben Foster are engaged
Actress Robin Wright is engaged to her "Rampart" co-star Ben Foster. She is 47, he is 33. They have been dating since early 2012. She has two adult children from her 20-year relationship with actor-director Sean Penn, who she divorced in 2010.
Marie Osmond Is a Grandma
Christmas has come early for Marie Osmond – she became a grandmother Wednesday night. It's the first child (a boy) for her eldest son Stephen Craig and his wife, Claire. Marie remarried Stephen's dad, Stephen Sr., in 2011, after they divorced in 1985.
Today's Birthdays: Producer Dick Wolf ("Law & Order") is 67. Rock musician Alan Parsons is 65. Actress Jenny Agutter is 61. Rock singer Billy Bragg is 56. Actor Joel Gretsch is 50. Rock singer Chris Robinson is 47. Actress Nicole deBoer is 43. Movie director Todd Phillips is 43. Singer David Cook ("American Idol") is 31. Actor Jonah Hill is 30. Singer JoJo is 23.