Friday, March 14, 2014
Need for Speed - Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins. Stars Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Michael Keaton, Dakota Johnson, and Kid Cudi. Rated PG-13.
Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club - Brought together by an incident at their children's school, a group of single mothers from different walks of life bond, and create a support group that helps them find comedy in the obstacles of life. Stars Wendi McLendon-Covey, Tyler Perry, Nia Long, Amy Smart, and Eddie Cibrian. Rated PG-13.
Veronica Mars (limited release) - Years after walking away from her past as a teenage private eye, Veronica Mars gets pulled back to her hometown - just in time for her high school reunion - to help her old flame Logan Echolls, who's embroiled in a murder mystery. Directed by Rob Thomas. Stars Kristen Bell, James Franco, Krysten Ritter, Gaby Hoffmann, Justin Long and Jamie Lee Curtis. Rated PG-13.
Local NBC, Fox stations near deadline with Cox
Cox Communications and the owners of Ch. 10 and Ch. 43 must reach a contract deadline by 5pm today. They are again at odds over payments per subscriber, an annual ritual for the 2 companies. They have managed to reach a resolution before previous deadlines.
Ben Briley out, won’t be touring with Idol’s Top Ten
Ben Briley, Sam Woolf and Majesty Rose were the bottom 3 on ‘American Idol’ last night. The judges decided not to use their save, and sent Ben Briley home. The final 10 will be on Idol’s summer tour. Next week, the Top 10 take on songs from the Billboard Top 10 charts.
Kanye West, Jay Z reunite for SXSW performance
Jay Z and Kanye West's ‘Watch the Throne’ tour never made it to Austin. But the hip-hop duo made a special reunion stop at SXSW last night. They performed 35 songs, including one of Beyonce's latest hits, "Drunk in Love."
Kate Major arrested after another blowout fight with Michael Lohan
Michael Lohan and Kate Major had another domestic fight last night at their Florida home. He claims she hit in the face multiple times. He called police. She fled in her car, but crashed into some bushes. She’s been booked for DUI and domestic battery.
Drake the big winner at MTV's Woodie Awards
Drake won top honors at MTV's annual South By Southwest-based awards show last night. Woodie of the Year is given to music's top emerging artist. Lil Wayne performed and accepted Drake's award for him. The show airs on MTV Sunday night.
Angelina Jolie planning more preventative cancer surgery
Angelina Jolie underwent a preventative double mastectomy last May. She’s now talking with breast cancer survivors to decide when and if she’ll need more surgery. Her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, died of ovarian cancer and breast cancer at age 56.
Paul Walker's Alleged Sunglasses From Crash Site Up for Auction
Some items supposedly taken from the crash scene where Paul Walker died last year are being auctioned off. The items include sunglasses, a fire extinguisher and a piece of wreck. Bidders can choose a charity they want the money to go to.
Kelly Osbourne endures third tattoo removal
Kelly Osbourne has had more tattoos removed. She endured a third session of laser treatment to remove some of the artwork on her arms. She has advised fans to ''think'' before committing to permanent body art. Her slogan: “think before you ink!”
Jamie Lynn Spears is getting married, possibly today
Jamie Lynn Spears is getting married to fiancé James Watson. The couple have been engaged for a year, and got their marriage license March 5. The wedding is likely this weekend. This will be her first marriage. She has a 4-year-old daughter, Maddie.
Justin Bieber sells off all L.A. properties
Justin Bieber has cut his final ties with the city of Los Angeles. He’s sold the last piece of property he owns in the area. He had been looking for another home in Los Angeles, but he's since called off the search. He’s Atlanta’s problem now.
Jimi Hendrix honored on new USPS stamp
Legendary musician Jimi Hendrix has been honored on a new Postal Service Forever stamp. The new stamp is part of the Music Icons series. The colorful painting depicts the 60s musician on his guitar. Janis Joplin will be the next musician honored on a stamp.
Rapper Petey Pablo released from prison
Rapper Petey Pablo was released from prison Thursday morning. He was arrested Sept 11, 2010 at Raleigh airport after he attempted to carry a stolen pistol onto his flight. He was released 4 months early. He’ll head back into the studio with producer Timbaland.
Lil Boosie's 4 baby mamas have another bun in the oven -- a reality show.
Lil Boosie’s 4 baby mamas -- Walnita, Tracey, Trivia, and Gerlissa – are shopping a reality show. Together, they've mothered Boosie's 7 children, ages 4-11. The show will focus on the ladies' unusual friendships. So far, no cable networks are interested.
Jane Lynch Writes Anti-bullying Book For Kids
Jane Lynch has teamed up with her psychologist ex-wife Lara Embry to write her first children's picture book. The book is about a school bully and her efforts to reform after one kid stands up to her. It will be published in September.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Michael Caine is 81. Composer-conductor Quincy Jones is 81. Comedian Billy Crystal is 66. Actress Penny Johnson Jerald is 53. Rock musician Derrick (Jimmie's Chicken Shack) is 42. Actress Grace Park is 40. Actor Chris Klein is 35. Singer-musician Taylor Hanson (Hanson) is 31. Actor Jamie Bell is 28.