APRIL 9 2014
ABC tells Barbara Walters to add a male to 'The View'
More major changes in store for 'The View' following Barbara Walter’s exit next month. She is searching for a male journalist to join the all-female team for the first time. The network wants a male point of view on the program. Producers are looking into candidates.
Fox News anchor calls UConn the 'NAACP' champions
Fox News anchor Heather Childers congratulated the Connecticut men’s team for being "NAACP" champions Monday night. She immediately corrected herself, and later apologized on Twitter. She admitted she misspoke, and provided “fuel 4 late night comics.”
After 80-year career, Mickey Rooney estate: $18K
Mickey Rooney signed his last will March 11. He left his entire estate, $18,000, to his stepson, who was his caretaker. His 8 children get nothing. His estranged wife gets his pension benefits. Rooney died Sunday from complications related to diabetes. He was 93.
Birdman says Bieber’s Bugatti is a loaner only
Birdman has gone into damage control – he did NOT give Justin Bieber a $2 million Bugatti. He insists the car is just a loaner whenever Justin visits Miami. Bieber posted a photo on Instagram with thanks to Birdman for “his first Bugatti.”
NBC sets online talent search for comedy writers
NBC is launching a talent search for comedy writers. Two winners will create half-hour comedies to air in summer 2015. The judges are Eva Longoria, Sean Hayes, Mindy Kaling & Seth Meyers. Application videos can be submitted to nbccomedyplayground.com May 1.
Wrestling Star The Ultimate Warrior Dies at 54 days after induction
If you’re a fan of wrestling, some sad news to report. Wrestling star The Ultimate Warrior has died at age 54. He collapsed at a hotel in Arizona yesterday afternoon as he and his wife were walking to their car. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame April 5.
Shirley MacLaine Joins The Cast Of 'Glee' For Guest Role
Shirley MacLaine is the latest star to join the cast of 'Glee'. The 79 year-old is set to appear in several episodes, and will play a NYC socialite. Her character's main endeavour is to transform Blaine (Darren Criss) into a star. Shirley was recently in 'Downton Abbey.'
Charlie Sheen invites ex-wife Brooke Mueller to wedding
Charlie Sheen and fiancée Brett Rossi want his ex-wife Brooke Mueller to attend their wedding. Twins Max and Bob will be part of the ceremony. Brett still has yet to finalize her divorce from first husband Jonathan Ross. Brooke has been to rehab more than 20 times.
Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez Debut 2014 World Cup Song 'We Are One'
Pitbull has released "We Are One (Ole-Ola)," the official song for the World Cup. The track features guest vocals from Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte. They will perform it during the soccer tournament's opening ceremony June 12 in Sao Paulo.
'America's Got Talent' Season 9 Twists Include Judges' Save
"America's Got Talent" will return May 27 with some tweaks. "AGT" will introduce its own version of the save. The golden buzzer can only be used once during the season. And contestants will perform for the first time in front of a live audience in New York.
Steven Spielberg Renting Out Malibu Beach House For $150,000 A Month
Steven Spielberg has put his Malibu, California beach pad up for lease for $150,000-per-month. You get 7 bedrooms, a guest house, pool, spa, library, and movie theater. Your neighbors are Pierce Brosnan, Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Dustin Hoffman & Danny DeVito.
Beyonce Was Sick During Xo Recording
Beyonce had a sinus infection when she recorded the vocals for her popular song Xo. It was not intended for inclusion on the final cut of her recent album -- the pitch wasn’t perfect. She said she recorded it in a few minutes just as a demo and decided to keep the vocals.
Jennifer Lawrence featured in Martha Stewart Weddings as a bridesmaid
Jennifer Lawrence is on the cover of Martha Stewart Weddings, which hit stands last week. Her brother was married last October. A photo from the wedding was selected for the magazine’s cover. Jennifer wore a strapless J. Crew bridemaid's dress.
Paris Hilton Sues Shoe Company for Owing Her Royalties
Paris Hilton is suing New York-based Antebi Footwear Group for breach of contract. She says they have paid only have of their agreement to market her high-end footwear. Paris Hilton Entertainment designed the collection. She wants the contract terminated.
Mick Fleetwood to Host '24 Hours' TV Series
Mick Fleetwood will host a series of television specials featuring conversations and adventures with friends and colleagues. He’ll spend a day with each guest probing their thoughts, interests and ideas. Where and when it will air has not yet been announced.
Today's Birthdays: Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner is 88. Actress Michael Learned is 75. Actor Dennis Quaid is 60. Actress-model Paulina Porizkova is 49. Actress Cynthia Nixon is 48. Rock singer Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) is 37. Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam is 35. Actor Ryan Northcott is 34. Actress Leighton Meester is 28. Actor-singer Jesse McCartney is 27. Rhythm-and-blues singer Jazmine Sullivan is 27. Actress Kristen Stewart is 24. Actress Elle Fanning is 16