May 13 2014
Chase’s Calendar of Events:
In 1981, a terrorist shot Pope John Paul II twice at close range in St. Peter’s Square. He recovered by August.
In 1607, English colonists arrived by ship at the site of what became the Jamestown settlement in Virginia.
Ten years ago tonight, NBC sitcom "Frasier" bowed out with an hour-long finale.
NY hotel investigating video leak of Jay Z, Beyonce sister
The Standard Hotel in NYC is investigating the leak of a security video. It shows Beyonce's sister, Solange, attacking Jay Z inside an elevator. A security guard intervenes. It was shot before the Met Gala after party last week. The hotel says it will prosecute whoever leaked it.
Queen Latifah Stages Minute Of Silence For Kidnapped Nigerian Girls
Queen Latifah staged a moment of silence for the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls during a taping of her show yesterday. She, her guests & their studio audience held up signs that read #BringBackOurGirls. Angelina Jolie called the kidnappings "unthinkable cruelty."
Clay Aiken 'Deeply Saddened' By Political Rival's Sudden Death
Clay Aiken says he is "deeply saddened" by the sudden death of his opponent in his bid to join congress in November. He holds a slight lead over 71-year-old businessman Keith Crisco in the Democratic primary. Crisco fell in his home yesterday and was found dead.
Charlie White exits DWTS
On DTWS last night -- Meryl Davis topped the leaderboard with perfect scores for her two routines. Candace Cameron Bure landed in the bottom of the leaderboard. Charlie White danced a perfect Foxtrot and a samba to praise – but it wasn’t enough. He’s out.
Judge expresses concerns over Casey Kasem's safety
A judge has ordered an investigation into the whereabouts of Casey Kasem. His adult children say he’s been moved from his home without their knowledge. He suffers from advanced Parkinson’s. The children believe stepmother Jean Kasem is hiding him.
ABC News building in New York named for Walters
ABC News headquarters in New York has been named in honor of Barbara Walters. She was honored yesterday in a ceremony dedicating The Barbara Walters Building in Manhattan. She’s retiring from The View, but will appear in news segments as needed.
ABC picks up the tab for New York weddings at City Hall
ABC paid for couples getting married at NY City Hall yesterday. It was a promotion for Modern Family‘s two-episode season finale, which will focus on Mitch and Cam’s wedding. The first episode of the finale airs tomorrow night.
Donald Sterling’s girlfriend crashes Ferrari into SUV
V. Stiviano drove her red Ferrari into the back of a black Range Rover in Beverly Hills yesterday afternoon. The other driver said she was wearing her visor. She also got out and yelled obscenities. She had "an assistant" deal with the insurance information.
Kelly Rowland Marries Manager Tim Witherspoon
Kelly Rowland has put a wedding ring on it. The former Destiny’s Child singer quietly got hitched to manager and boyfriend Tim Witherspoon over the weekend in Costa Rica. Beyonce and sister Solange were among the 30 guests. She’s working on her 5th album.
Fox unveils schedule, cutting back 'Idol'
Fox will cut "American Idol" to one night for several weeks next spring, part of a reset for the struggling network. Fox will introduce 12 new series in the coming year, including the "Batman" prequel "Gotham." "American Idol" has been unable to produce any new stars.
Justin Timberlake Calls Decision to Leave NSYNC 'Bittersweet'
It's been 12 years since Justin Timberlake left NSYNC to focus on his solo career. He called his departure “bittersweet,” but feels it was the right thing to do. He has since released 3 successful albums, and appeared in movie on TV roles.
Widow of Driver Killed in Paul Walker's Fiery Car Crash Sues Porsche
The widow of Paul Walker's friend Roger Rodas has filed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit against Porsche. Kristine Rodas claims a flaw in the suspension contributed to the tragic crash that killed the two. An investigation cited unsafe speed for the road conditions.
Dr. Dre's $3M Lawsuit Against Death Row Records Dismissed
Earlier this year, Dr. Dre filed a lawsuit against Death Row Records. The suit has been dismissed by a judge. He was seeking compensation for back payments from royalties, digital sales and other items. He recently sold his electronics company to Apple for $3.2B.
Chris Harrison gives a 'Bachelorette' sneak peek
A new season of The Bachelorette kicks off next Monday with Andi Dorfman, an assistant district attorney from Atlanta. 25 guys will be wooing her. Eric Hill, who died in a paragliding accident in Utah April 23, will be remembered. And there’s a first night uninvited guest.
Feuding Wu-tang Clan Stars Reunite In The Studio
Wu-Tang Clan stars Rza and Raekwon are working together again on the new album A Better Tomorrow. It’s due out in July, and will be the Wu-Tang Clan's first album release since 2007's 8 Diagrams. Raekwon at first declined, but decided to complete the project.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Harvey Keitel is 75. Singer Stevie Wonder is 64. Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman is 53. Actor-comedian Stephen Colbert is 50. Singer Darius Rucker (Hootie and the Blowfish) is 48. Actress-writer-director Lena Dunham is 28. Actor Robert Pattinson is 28. Actress Debby Ryan ("Jessie") is 21.