May 6 2014
Old-world glamour at Met gala
Celebrities and the fashion world converged on the Metropolitan Museum of Art last night. Women wore flowing designer gowns, while men wore tuxes with white tie. A few brought top hats. The Anna Wintour Costume Center inaugural exhibit opens to the public Thursday.
Pharrell, Gwen Stefani add talent, artistry to ‘The Voice”
Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani performed on “The Voice” last night. Pharrell performed "Come Get It Bae" from his recent album, "Girl." Stefani sang her 2004 hit, "Hollaback Girl." The two will be coaches on the show next season. The show is down to the Top 8.
Danica McKeller out of DWTS, can let rib injury heal
"DWTS" is down to the Top 5. Danica McKellar got the boot last night. She is recovering from a rib broken in rehearsal last week. Charlie White and Amy Purdy were the top 2 dancers. "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller served as a guest judge.
Coldplay dedicates song to Jagger at NYC concert
Coldplay dedicated its slow tempo tune "Fix You" to Mick Jagger at a concert in NYC’s Beacon Theater last night. Chris Martin told the crowd "It's for Mick Jagger," whose longtime girlfriend L'Wren Scott died in March. Their new album ‘Ghost Stories’ is out May 19.
Katie Couric Heading Back To 'Today' To Co-Host?
NBC is talking with Katie Couric and Meredith Vieira about replacing Savannah Guthrie on ‘Today’ when she goes on maternity leave this summer. The network wants Katie for ratings. She hosted ‘Today’ from 1991 until 2006. Vieira has a talk show starting Sept 8.
Smithfield's Bria Kelly adjusting and making plans for life after 'The Voice'
Smithfield’s Bria Kelly is back home, adjusting to her normal routine after performing on NBC’s ‘The Voice.’ She hopes the exposure will lead to a record deal. There’s a parade for her Saturday on Main Street in Smithfield. She’ll perform at community events this summer.
Judge sentences 2 Chainz to drug diversion program
Rapper 2 Chainz pleaded guilty to possession of ingredients for “sizzurp” in his baggage at L.A. Airport last June. The ingredients are federally controlled. He was sentenced to an 18-month drug diversion program. If he completes it, all charges will be dropped.
Topless Justin Bieber strolls through Venice Beach
Justin Bieber’s pretty proud of his ripped torso. He took off his shirt and walked along the beach front at Venice Beach, L.A. yesterday. He was accompanied by 18-year-old model Yovanna Ventura & several bodyguards. He did not attend last night’s Met Gala in NY.
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Set To Star In New Movie Together
Hollywood's most powerful couple are set to share the big-screen once again. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie began their romance 9 years ago in 'Mr and Mrs Smith.' Their upcoming movie project was reportedly penned by Jolie a few years ago. No word on a release date.
Jennifer Lopez to receive lifetime achievement honor at Billboard Music Awards
Jennifer Lopez will be presented with a lifetime achievement honor at the Billboard Music Awards. She is the fourth artist and first woman to receive the Icon Award. Past winners include Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder and Prince. The show is in Las Vegas May 18.
Singer Scotty McCreery robbed at gunpoint
Scotty McCreery & several friends were robbed by 3 gunmen at an apartment in Raleigh, N.C., early Monday morning. No one was injured, but wallets, cash and electronic items were stolen. McCreery is a student at NC State. He was visiting friends off-campus.
Batman Prequel Series 'Gotham' Gets Greenlight From Fox
Fox has decided to go ahead with the Batman prequel series, 'Gotham.' It will include younger versions of Bruce Wayne, Alfred the butler, The Joker, Cat Women, The Riddler and Penguin. It will follow the beginnings of Commissioner James Gordon, a rookie detective.
Katy Perry Secretly Gives Away Concert Tickets
Citizens of Belfast, Northern Ireland were surprised a woman approached on a bike and handed them Katy Perry concert tickets. It was Katy Perry. She and security ride bikes before shows & give away tickets. She kicks off her ‘Prism’ world tour tomorrow in Ireland.
Adele's New Album May Be Called '25'
Adele may have just teased her new album on Twitter. On her birthday Sunday, she shared a photo of her in bed. The caption read, "Bye bye 25... See you again later in the year x." Her acclaimed "21" was released in 2011 and spent multiple weeks at No. 1.
Matt Damon 'Open' To Reprising Bourne Role
Matt Damon is "open" to reprising his lead role in the blockbuster Bourne franchise. He played Jason Bourne in 3 installments of the action spy series. He was not in last year's The Bourne Legacy, which starred Jeremy Renner. A fifth Bourne movie is due out next summer.
Today's Birthdays: Baseball Hall-of-Famer Willie Mays is 83. Rock singer Bob Seger is 69. TV personality Tom Bergeron is 59. Actress Roma Downey is 54. Rock singer John Flansburgh (They Might Be Giants) is 54. Actor George Clooney is 53. Actress Leslie Hope is 49. Rock musician Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters) is 43. Actress Gabourey Sidibe (GA'-bah-ray SIH'-duh-bay) is 31. Actress-comedian Sasheer Zamata (TV: "Saturday Night Live") is 28. Actress-singer Naomi Scott is 21.