Celebrities & Entertainment Friday, April 11, 2014
Chase’s Calendar of Events:
Barbershop Quartet Day Education and Sharing Day International “Louie Louie” Day National Teach Children to Save Day Global Youth Service Day (Apr 11-13).
Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Draft Day - At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams. Stars Kevin Costner,
Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, and Sean Combs. (PG-13)
Oculus - A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon. Stars Karen Gillan, Katee Sackhoff, Brenton Thwaites, and Rory Cochrane. (R)
Rio 2 (animated) - Jewel, Blu and their three kids leave their domesticated life in that magical city of Rio for a journey to the Amazon. Along the way, they encounter a menagerie of characters who are born to be wild. Features the voices of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Will.i.am, Kristin Chenoweth, Jamie Foxx, and Bruno Mars. (G)
Colbert to succeed Letterman as host of 'The Late Show'
Stephen Colbert (Col-Bear) will succeed David Letterman as host of "The Late Show." He has inked a 5-year-contract, to start in 2015. Colbert has hosted Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" since 2005. CBS made the choice, but Letterman approved it.
CBS to pay Craig Ferguson $5 million for being passed over
Craig Ferguson’s contract awards him $5 million for being passed over for David Letterman’s “Late Show.” He was guaranteed right of first-refusal, but CBS made the decision without consulting him. His contract expires in June. His show is up against Seth Myers on NBC.
'American Idol' Results: Malaya Watson Going Home
Another female singer was sent home on "American Idol." Malaya Watson got the boot, making her the fifth female finalist to be eliminated. Only two girls are left against five boys in the competition. Watson was joined at the bottom along with C.J. Harris.
Chris Martin Without Wedding Ring in First Post-Split Public Appearance
Chris Martin was upbeat at last night’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Brooklyn. The Coldplay frontman came onstage without his wedding ring and noticeably tan. He inducted singer Peter Gabriel into the Hall of Fame.
Selena Gomez fires parents as managers
Selena Gomez has fired her parents as her managers. She wants to hire a professional to help her with her schedule. Mother Mandy and step-father Brian had been guiding her career since 2007. She has been talking with Katy Perry's manager Bradford Cobb.
Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber arrive at recording studio together in Miami
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were spotted entering a recording studio in Miami yesterday. She kept her head down as she rushed inside the Hit Factory, ahead of Bieber, who is in Miami working on his new album. He prefers working through the night.
Pharrell's New Album A Tribute To Women And Equality
Pharrell Williams appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday. He revealed his new album G I R L is a tribute to females all over the world. He noted that “there's a lot of inequality with women. This species came into existence through a woman's body."
Khloe Kardashian attends L.A. party with rumored boyfriend
Khloe Kardashian stepped out with Moroccan-born U.S. rapper French Montana in West Hollywood. They sat with Kourtney Kardashian's husband, Scott Disick, at a table by the DJ booth. The two have fueled relationship rumors by spending a lot of time in public together.
Billy Joel surprises elementary school kids
Deasy Elementary School in Glen Cove, N.Y. put on a spring concert titled "The River of Dreams: A Billy Joel Tribute." They invited Billy, but didn’t expect him to show up. He arrived just before showtime, and watched the 350 students perform 15 of his songs.
Aerosmith's Tyler, Perry Record New 'Dream On' for Boston Marathon Special
Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry have recorded a new arrangement of "Dream On" to honor victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. They are accompanied by the Southern California Children's Chorus. Tuesday is the anniversary of the attacks.
Charlie Sheen To Host Relationship Quiz Show
Charlie Sheen is adding TV host to his resume with a new relationship quiz show. He will produce and front the pilot for ‘Charlie Sheen's Bad Influence,’ which will test real-life couples to see how well they know each other. The show will air on We tv.
The Smashing Pumpkins To Re-release Adore Album As Box Set
The Smashing Pumpkins are set to re-release their 1998 album Adore as a box set featuring new material this summer. The six-disc set will include unreleased songs and a live DVD from their 1998 charity tour. The group is releasing two new albums in 2015.
Today's Birthdays: Ethel Kennedy is 86. Actor Joel Grey is 82. Actress Louise Lasser is 75. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Ellen Goodman is 73. Movie writer-director John Milius is 70. Actor Peter Riegert is 67. Actor Meshach Taylor is 67. Movie director Carl Franklin is 65. Actor Bill Irwin is 64. Country singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale is 57. Songwriter-producer Daryl Simmons is 57. Rock musician Nigel Pulsford is 53. Actor Lucky Vanous is 53. Country singer Steve Azar is 50. Singer Lisa Stansfield is 48. Rock musician Dylan Keefe (Marcy Playground) is 44. Actor Johnny Messner is 44. Actor Vicellous (vy-SAY'-luhs) Shannon is 43. Rapper David Banner is 40. Actress Tricia Helfer is 40. Rock musician Chris Gaylor (The All-American Rejects) is 35. Actress Kelli Garner is 30. Singer Joss Stone is 27. Actress-dancer Kaitlyn Jenkins (TV: "Bunheads") is 22.