The HollyWooWoo Report
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Jay Leno Appears on The Arsenio Hall Show to Announce Season 2 Renewal
Jay Leno dropped in on Arsenio Hall last night for a special announcement. Arsenio’s show has been renewed for a second season. Arsenio invited Jay to stick around and tell a few jokes. He told Arsenio he’s hosting the second season. Arsenio responded by faking a faint.
'American Idol' Top 13 Performances Recap
The "American Idol" Top 13 performed last night. They had to pick a song which reflected them as both a performer and a person. The night’s standout seemed to be Majesty Rose, who sang Janelle Monae's "Tightrope". All 3 judges gave her a positive review.
Jim Lange, 'The Dating Game' host, dies
Jim Lange, the first host of "The Dating Game," has died at his home in Calif. He was 81. His wife Nancy said he died Tuesday morning after suffering a heart attack. He also had a successful career in radio. He hosted The Dating Game from 1965 through the late 1970s.
Katy Perry & John Mayer Break Up ahead of tours
Katy Perry and John Mayer have reportedly split again after a year-and-a-half. He will continue touring internationally behind "Paradise Valley" in April, while her PRISMATIC world tour begins in May. Strangely, their rep has not confirmed nor denied reports of a breakup.
Andi the next Bachelorette
Andi Dorfman is the next "Bachelorette" this summer. She is prosecuting a murder trial in Atlanta, but has taken a leave of absence. The Fulton County D.A.'s Office has declined to say why. She removed herself from the current season of The Bachelor this week.
Disney's 'Frozen' Achieves Most Weeks At No.1's Since 'Titanic' Soundtrack
'Frozen' has topped the Billboard 200 for the fifth time. The album has now earned most weeks at No.1 for a movie soundtrack since 'Titanic' in 1998. 'Frozen' has been on the Billboard 200 for 13 weeks. It is nominated Sunday for Best Animated Feature.
Crowd control: Lady Gaga Denied Permit To Play At South By Southwest
Lady Gaga has been denied a permit to perform at the South By Southwest music festival in Texas next month. She was due to play on a stage built as a giant vending machine in the parking lot of a restaurant. She can perform, if the stage is moved to a larger venue.
Justin Bieber jail video shows unsteady walk
Justin Bieber walks unsteadily and appears to stumble while performing a sobriety test in a police video in Miami. None of the videos have any sound. Bieber has pleaded not guilty to DUI, resisting arrest and driving with an invalid license.
Justin Bieber's security guard has history of attacking photogs
A security guard for Justin Bieber admitted taking a camera from a photographer Tuesday afternoon. He told officers he wanted only to delete photos taken outside an Atlanta arcade Bieber had visited. Hugo Hesny also allegedly attacked a photographer in Miami in June.
Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Video is Blasphemous, Petition Says
Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" music video created controversy. A Change.org petition wanted it taken off YouTube or altered due to "blasphemy." A man is shown being burned, while wearing a pendant forming the word 'Allah'. The petition has since been closed.
Seth Rogen Talks About Mother-In-Law's Struggle With Alzheimer's Disease
Seth Rogen testified at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Alzheimer's disease. His mother-in-law was diagnosed with Alzheimer's at age 55. She lost all memory by age 60. He & wife Lauren created a Charity to educate young people about the disease.
Kim Kardashian brings North West to Paris
Kim Kardashian has taken daughter North West to Paris for the first time. She was previously criticized for leaving her at home with family. North is now 8 months old. Kim and mom Kris flew to Paris Tuesday, possibly to begin pre-wedding planning.
Bruno Mars Establishes Grammy Camp Scholarship
Bruno Mars has established a special scholarship program in his name. He’ll send talented students to the Grammy Foundation's summer music camp over the next 5 years. The Bruno Mars Scholarship Fund will support financially-strapped, aspiring student musicians.
Gwen Stefani's ShoeDazzle Line Launches
She’s got three clothing lines, a nail polish collection and a third baby on the way. Now, Gwen Stefani is adding shoes and handbags. Called Gx by Gwen Stefani, the collection consists of 24 shoe styles and 7 handbags. Her goal: comfort, style and the perfect fit.
Beyonce Stops Concert to Sing 'Happy Birthday' to Lucky Fan
Beyonce gave a birthday girl at her recent Birmingham concert an unforgettable gift. She stopped her show so she could sing "Happy Birthday. The lucky fan named Shehnaz Khan turned 22 that day. She was in the front row, wearing a birthday badge.
Rihanna to release concept album based on DreamWorks animation
Rihanna is in the upcoming 3D DreamWorks Animation movie, 'Home'. She voices a teenager called Gratuity 'Tip' Tucci. She will perform new songs. The release will coincide with the film this November. It also stars Jim Parsons, Jennifer Lopez & Steve Martin.
Rod Stewart, Santana unite for summer tour (not here)
Rod Stewart and Santana team up for an 18-city summer tour dubbed The Voice, The Guitar, The Songs. It kicks off May 23 in Albany, N.Y. and wraps Aug. 20. For now, the tour does not include Hampton Roads. Both have staged successful residencies in Las Vegas.
Lisa Kudrow owes $1.6 million to manager, jury says
A Los Angeles jury has decided actress Lisa Kudrow owes her ex-manager $1.6 million in back commissions. Scott Howard stopped working with Kudrow in 2007 and sued her in 2008. Her lawyer says she plans to appeal the verdict. "Friends" ran 10 seasons on NBC.
Janet Jackson Dismisses Divorce Rumors
Janet Jackson has dismissed new reports suggesting she is splitting from her husband Wissam Al Mana. They married a year ago. Her rep said "They are very happy and very much together.” The couple recently purchased a new home in New York.
Today's Birthdays: Actress Joanne Woodward is 84. Consumer advocate Ralph Nader is 80. Actor Howard Hesseman is 74. Rock singer-musician Neal Schon (Journey) is 60. Actor Adam Baldwin is 52. Actor Grant Show is 52. Actor Donal Logue (DOH'-nuhl LOHG) is 48. Rhythm-and-blues singer Chilli (TLC) is 43. Rock musician Jeremy Dean (Nine Days) is 42. Rhythm-and-blues singer Roderick Clark is 41. Country-rock musician Shonna Tucker (Drive-By Truckers) is 36. Actor Brandon Beemer is 34. Chelsea Clinton is 34. Rhythm-and-blues singer Bobby Valentino is 34. Singer Josh Groban is 33. Rock musician Jared Champion (Cage the Elephant) is 31. Actress Kate Mara is 31.