MAY 22, 2014
'American Idol' crowns its season 13 winner
Caleb Johnson is the season 13 "American Idol" winner. He is a native of Asheville, NC. 17-year-old Jena Irene, of Farmington Hills, Michigan, was runner-up. They will both attend her high school prom. Fox will cut the show from two nights a week to one next season.
American Idol Judges, Ryan Seacrest perform on finale
American Idol judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban & Harry Connick Jr. performed together in the season finale with former judge Randy Jackson. They sang Cyndi Lauper's True Colors & Fleetwood Mac's Go Your Own Way. Ryan Seacrest & Richard Marx sang Right Here Waiting.
Beyonce and Jay-Z will perform at Kanye and Kim's wedding
Jay-Z & Beyonce will be paid $2 million by E! to perform at Kim Kardashian & Kanye West's wedding. The rehearsal dinner with the world’s top chefs will cost $650,000. Security is $3 million and flowers $1 million. The day will be finished off with a $200,000 fireworks display.
Jay Z Opens 40/40 Club In Atlanta Airport
Jay Z brought his 40/40 Club to the world's busiest airport yesterday. 40/40 is open at Atlanta Airport, in the Concourse D concessions area. There are plans to create a VIP lounge on a different floor. 40/40 restaurant & lounges are located in Manhattan & Barclays Center.
Rapper Fabolous Survives a Car Accident in New York
Fabolous was in a car accident Wednesday morning. His black Cadillac Escalade collided with a truck on a Queens highway in NY. He walked away with minor injuries, along with his driver and the 2 truck drivers. He posted online, “Live, Love, & Celebrate Life. #Blessed."
Mase has enough of wife’s drinking, bans her from preaching
Rapper/pastor Mase has banished his wife from the pulpit. Twyla Betha was busted for DUI and pled guilty last month. She blew nearly twice the legal limit. Church elders and parishioners agreed with the ban. Mase filed for divorce in January. They share 2 children.
Filming begins in Detroit for Superman-Batman film
Warner Bros. Pictures has started filming in Detroit for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." Henry Cavill plays Clark Kent/Superman and Ben Affleck is Bruce Wayne/Batman. Additional shooting locations are in Illinois, Africa & the South Pacific. It’s out May 6, 2016.
Hart of Dixie’s Rachel Bilson Expecting First Child
Actress Rachel Bilson is pregnant. She is expecting her first child with longtime boyfriend Hayden Christensen. She told the June issue of Health Magazine she is ready to start a family. Her CW show ‘Hart of Dixie’ was renewed for a third season.
Kendra Wilkinson names daughter Alijah
Kendra Wilkinson has named her newborn daughter Alijah Mary Baskett. She was born last Friday. Kendra and husband Hank Baskett also have a four-year-old son, Hank Jr. Hank revealed the birth in a Twitter post yesterday.
Angelina Jolie 'getting ready' for hysterectomy
Angelina Jolie is ''getting ready'' to undergo a hysterectomy, a year after she had a double mastectomy. Her mother Marcheline Bertrand died of breast and ovarian cancer in 2007. Her revelation has made more women come forward and get tested for cancer genes.
Michael Jackson Makes Chart History With 29th Top 10 Hit
Michael Jackson is the only solo artist to score top 10 hits in 5 successive decades. His ‘Never Felt So Good’ duet with Justin Timberlake rockets to #9 on Billboard’s Hot 100. It’s his 29th top 10 hit. He scored his first in November, 1971 with ‘Got to Be There.’
Destiny's Child Reunites in Michelle Williams' New Track 'Say Yes'
Michelle Williams has dropped a big surprise for Destiny's Child's fans. She has released a new track called "Say Yes" featuring Beyonce and Kelly Rowland. It’s a contemporary gospel song. A video is coming soon. "Say Yes" will be on her 4th album "Journey to Freedom."
Katy Perry Added to US National Portrait Gallery
Katy Perry’s portrait is joining the collection at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington. A 2010 portrait entitled "Cupcake Katy" will go on view beginning June 18. Other pop stars in the collection include Beyonce, Madonna and Michael Jackson.
Elin Nordegren Opens Up on Tiger Woods Divorce for the First Time
Elin Nordegren has broken a 4-year silence on her divorce from Tiger Woods. In an interview with PEOPLE, she says things are good between them. They share custody of their 2 children. She is dating businessman Chris Cline, he is dating Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn.
Nicki Minaj Releases Her New Single 'Pills N Potions'
Nicki Minaj’s new single is called ‘Pills N Potions.’ She sings and raps about forgiveness. The ballad is from her new album "The Pink Print," due later this year. She said it was one of her most personal songs, calling it her "heart n soul" and "a true story."
Nikki Reed files for divorce
Nikki Reed has filed for divorce from singer Paul McDonald after announcing their separation in March. He placed 8th in season 10 of American Idol. She cites the industry-standard “irreconcilable differences.” The former couple tied the knot in October 2011.
The Game Builds Youth Basketball Court In His Yard
Rapper The Game has built a basketball court on his property for a youth team he supports financially. The California Frog All-Stars are named after a friend who was murdered last year. They will play home games at The Game's house. Pro players are invited to drop by.
Joe Perry Completes Memoir
Aerosmith rocker Joe Perry has completed his memoir. He’s been working on ‘Rocks: My Life in and Out of Aerosmith’ for over four years. He said he has been brutally honest and he fears that may lead to problems. It’s out in October after the tour wraps up.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Michael Constantine is 87. Former CNN anchor Bernard Shaw is 74. Songwriter Bernie Taupin is 64. Singer Morrissey is 55. Actress Ann Cusack is 53. Rhythm-and-blues singer Johnny Gill (New Edition) is 48. Rock musician Dan Roberts (Crash Test Dummies) is 47. Model Naomi Campbell is 44. Actress Anna Belknap is 42. Actress Alison Eastwood is 42. Singer Donell Jones is 41. Actor Sean Gunn is 40. Actress A.J. Langer is 40. Actress Maggie Q is 35. Olympic gold-medal speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno is 32.