Monday, April 21, 2014
`Capt. America' tops box office for third week as Depp flops again
Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, taking in $26M over Easter weekend. Rio 2 was second with 22M, Heaven Is for Real third with $21M, and Johnny Depp’s Transcendence 4th with just $11M. Four faith-based films were in the top 20.
Smithfield's Bria Kelly is ready to go live on NBC's "The Voice"
“The Voice” returns tonight on NBC with live competition among the final 12. Included is 18-year-old Bria Kelly of Smithfield, a season-long fan and coaches’ favorite. She has been keeping up with schoolwork through email so she can graduate on-time in June.
Biggest names in Rap and Hip Hop grace stage at Coachella’s Second Weekend
The Coachella music festival continued this weekend in California. Performers included Pharrell Williams, Jay Z, T.I, Usher, Pusha T, Busta Rhymes, Nas, Lauryn Hill and Damian Marley. Chance the Rapper was hospitalized this weekend and had to bow out.
Lindsay Lohan Says She Had a Miscarriage
Lindsay Lohan has revealed why she was missing so much during the filming of “Lindsay’ for OWN – she had a miscarriage. She declined to name the father. She missed 2 weeks. The show ended last night. She said the revelation of a list of past lovers was “disrespectful.”
Miley Cyrus postpones tour, catches up on literature during hospital stay
Miley Cyrus has postponed the remainder of her Bangerz Tour. All US dates have been rescheduled for August. The European leg kicks off May 2 in Amsterdam. She continues recovery from treatments for a sinus infection. She’s been reading a lot in the hospital.
Lea Michele Accidentally Flashes Nipple During 'On My Way' Video Filming
Lea Michele suffered a wardrobe malfunction while filming the music video for "On My Way" in the desert in Palmdale, Calif. over the weekend. Her right breast popped out of her pink top. She readjusted & continued filming. The video is the 2nd single off her "Louder" album.
Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher step out in Louisiana
Ashton Kutcher spent the weekend touring Louisiana with Mila Kunis, reportedly pregnant with their first child. Photographers and fans spotted the couple with Kutcher's pregnant sister and other friends in Slidell, La. They also visited a brewery north of New Orleans.
Gwen Stefani to Replace Christina Aguilera on 'The Voice'
Gwen Stefani will join "The Voice" as a new coach. She will replace Christina Aguilera, who is pregnant with her second child, in the upcoming season 7. She joins Pharrell Williams, who is replacing the departing Cee-Lo Green. Christina will be back for Season 8.
Discovery network cancels Everest jump
The Discovery Network is canceling a daredevil's planned jump off the summit of Mount Everest in a wing suit next month. An avalanche on Friday killed at least 13 people. The jump was scheduled to be televised live May 11 worldwide.
New portrait unveiled for British queen's birthday today
A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II has been unveiled to mark her 88th birthday today. The black-and-white photograph, taken at Buckingham Palace in March, shows the queen smiling broadly. The portrait was unveiled yesterday.
Ryan Seacrest aiming to overtake Oprah as highest paid in industry
Ryan Seacrest is in talks with radio partner Clear Channel about taking an increased role at the company. His current $25 million radio deal runs through 2015. He’s on American Idol another 2 years. ABC is also interested in developing more programs produced by Seacrest.
'Saturday Night Live' to Reunite Past Members for 40th Anniversary Special
NBC plans a star-studded special to celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Saturday Night Live" next year. The live special will run for 3 hours from 8 PM to 11 PM on February 15, 2015. It will include past & present cast members. The show started in 1975 & has won 40 Emmys.
Liam Neeson's Home Picketed By Animal Rights Activists
Actor Liam Neeson's New York home was picketed by animal rights activists. He supports the city's horse-drawn carriage attractions. Mayor Bill De Blasio wants to replace the horses with vintage electric cars. On Saturday, supporters of PETA protested outside Liam’s house.
White House responds to 'Deport Justin Bieber' petition
A "Deport Justin Bieber" petition reached the necessary 100,000 signatures on WhiteHouse.gov last January. Over the weekend, the White House steered the issue to immigration reform. In other words: no. Bieber is in the US on an O-1 performer’s Visa.
Debbie Gibson has Lyme disease
80s teen icon Debbie Gibson has revealed she suffers from Lyme disease after questions arose about her dramatic weight loss. She looked rail-thin during 2 shows in Chile. She is receiving treatment, including antibiotics, from a new doctor. She is now 43.
Tila Tequila Is Pregnant
Tila Tequila is pregnant with her first child. She announced on Facebook she is at 10 weeks. She did not reveal the identity of the father. She is 32. She posted a selfie showing her growing baby bump. She’s best known for her 2007 reality show on MTV.
One Direction "You & I" Music Video Released
The video for One Direction’s "You & I" has premiered, ahead of the single release on May 25. Liam Payne debuted a rugged new beard, while Harry Styles looked Jagger-esque with his long curly hair. It’s the fourth single from “Midnight Memories.”
Prince Signs Major New Record Deal With Warner Bros
Prince has signed a contract with Warner Bros nearly 20 years after their famous feud. He previously considered himself a “slave” to the label, which owned his songs. The new deal marks a 30th anniversary release of Purple Rain, and regaining the rights to his recordings.
Russell Brand "Couldn't Be Bothered" To Pay $25 Train Fare
Russell Brand has admitted dodging train fares when traveling across England. He told the audience at a podcast recorded in east London he jumped the barrier when he boarded a train out of the capital. The fare is $25. His personal wealth is estimated at $15M.
Sean 'Diddy' Combs Mourning Dead Pet Dog
Rap mogul Sean Combs has been left devastated by the death of his beloved pet dog. He shared his sadness with fans on Twitter. He also posted a picture of “Honey.” Miley Cyrus was left heartbroken after her pet pooch Floyd died earlier this month.
Country music singer Kevin Sharp dies at age 43
Country music singer Kevin Sharp has died from a long battle with bone cancer. He also suffered from stomach & digestive issues. He was 43. He gained fame with the release of "Nobody Knows" in 1996. His albums were "Measure of a Man," "Love Is" & "Make A Wish."
Today's Birthdays: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is 88. Actor Charles Grodin is 79. Actor Tony Danza is 63. Actress Andie MacDowell is 56. Rock musician Michael Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) is 55. Actor John Cameron Mitchell is 51. Rapper Michael Franti (Spearhead) is 48. Actor Toby Stephens is 45. Rock singer-musician Glen Hansard (The Frames) is 44. Actor Rob Riggle is 44. Comedian Nicole Sullivan is 44. Football player-turned-actor Brian White is 41. Rock musician David Brenner (Theory of a Deadman) is 36. Actor James McAvoy is 35. NFL quarterback Tony Romo is 34.