JUNE 2 2014
'Maleficent' spooks box office with $70M debut
Angelina Jolie's fairy tale "Maleficent" opened with $70 million. It re-tells "Sleeping Beauty" from the villain's perspective. "X-Men: Days of Future Past" dropped to 2nd with $32.6 million. Western comedy "A Million Ways to Die in the West" opened 3rd with $17.1 million.
'Brady Bunch' actress Ann B. Davis dies in Texas
Actress Ann B. Davis, who played housekeeper Alice on "The Brady Bunch," died Sunday at a San Antonio hospital. She was 88. She suffered a fall Saturday at her San Antonio home. She never married, saying she never found a man more interesting than her career.
Bruno Mars & Pharrell Serve Up Hits Package At Hollywood Bowl
Bruno Mars and Pharrell Williams teamed up at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles Saturday night & last night. Pharrell was a late addition for Mars' 2-night stint. Gwen Stefani also performed Hollaback Girl. Bruno & Gwen will be first-time judges on The Voice next season.
Justin Bieber apologizes for racial slur joke
Justin Bieber is apologizing after a years-old video surfaced showing him telling a racist joke. The video is 5 years old. He was 15 at the time. He tells a joke about black people, using the N-word. He called his behavior back then “childish and inexcusable."
Donald Sterling visits African American church in South L-A
Donald Sterling sat in an African-American church for 2 hours Sunday in South L.A. He was surrounded by bodyguards, & was there the entire service. One family got up and left as Sterling walked in with his entourage. A female member did welcome him to the service.
Casey Kasem taken to medical facility
Casey Kasem has been taken to an undisclosed medical facility in Washington state. Kerri Kasem accompanied her father when an ambulance transported him yesterday afternoon. Kerri said her father is suffering from bedsores, lung & bladder infections, & has dementia.
Car, jewelry taken in burglary of Miley Cyrus home
A pair of burglars broke into Miley Cyrus' San Fernando Valley home and got away with jewelry and a luxury car. A man and a woman scaled a fence and got inside while no one was home. A 2014 Maserati luxury sedan and an unspecified amount f jewelry were taken.
Jennifer Lopez's free Bronx concert gets a Bronx cheer from locals
Sounds like “the block” isn’t looking forward to Jenny’s return. Jennifer Lopez has a big free concert planned for Wednesday at Orchard Beach in the Bronx. It could draw as many as 25,000 fans. The problem: it will also gridlock traffic in and around the neighborhood.
Melissa Etheridge gets married
Melissa Etheridge and partner Linda Wallem were married Saturday in Montecito, Calif., after four years of dating. All four of Etheridge's children participated. She sang a song she wrote for Wallem and had never performed previously. They are both 53.
Michael Lohan Ordered To Pay More Child Support Money
Lindsay Lohan's father Michael has been ordered to hand over additional child support payments. Ex-wife Dina claims Michael owes $20,000 in back payments. He says he’s overpaid her already. He has to pay the whole thing by July or he’ll be arrested.
Ray J arrested in Beverly Hills scuffle, spits on cop
Ray J was arrested Friday night after a confrontation with police at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. A woman claimed he grabbed her backside. Police determined it was an accident. He confronted the valets, & kicked out the window of a police car. He’s free on $20,000 bail.
'American Idol' Alum David Archuleta to Fans: 'I'm Not Dead'
American Idol alum David Archuleta has a message for his fans: “I’m not dead.” The season 7 runner-up recently returned from a mission in Chile with his church. He said he is “working” and writing new music, but he is going to control his own future. He is now 23.
Jon Bon Jovi's Wife Hospitalized With Cut Hand
Jon Bon Jovi’s wife suffered a nasty injury Saturday while preparing a family meal. Dorothea Hurley was rushed to a New York City ER by ambulance after slicing her hand while chopping vegetables. She was stitched up, given pain killers and sent home. She is 52.
Tyra Banks gets new daytime talk show
Tyra Banks is getting a second shot at a daytime talk show. Her new untitled series is set to debut in 2015. Her last series ended in 2010. The show will be shot in Los Angeles and will be produced with Disney-ABC. It will include lifestyle, beauty and entertainment.
“Nashville” singing sisters get a real-life agent
If you’re a fan of the show Nashville, you’re familiar with singing sisters Maddie and Daphne Conrad. In real life, Lennon & Maisy Stella have signed with a talent agency, the same one that reps George Clooney, Tom Cruise, & Carrie Underwood. They are ages 14 and 9.
'Gangnam Style' hits 2 billion views on YouTube
Psy's Gangnam Style has surpassed a record-breaking 2 billion views on YouTube. It was uploaded 17 months ago. The viral song & dance spurred a U.S. interest in K-pop and spent 7 weeks at No. 2 on Billboard's Hot 100. Psy plans to release a full-length album soon.
Bill and Giuliana Rancic reveal miscarriage
Bill and Giuliana Rancic have revealed their surrogate, Delphine, has miscarried. She was about nine weeks pregnant. She carried the couple's 21-month old son Duke, who was born in August 2012. She plans to try again for the couple.
Drake Teases Next Album in New Song '0 to 100'
Drake dropped a new track on Sunday via his OVO SoundCloud page. Titled "0 to 100", the song features the Canadian rapper hinting his new project is coming next year. He put out his latest album last year. "Nothing Was the Same" landed at No. 1 in September.
They sold the 'Ferris Bueller' house where Cameron trashed Dad's car
Remember that scene in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off where Cameron (Alan Ruck) trashes his dad’s prized Ferrari & sends it plunging through a plate-glass window? The Chicago-area home was sold last week for $1 million. The house was on and off the market for five years.
Matthew Perry is selling mansion housing sober facility
Matthew Perry has slashed the price of his Malibu mansion by $1 million. The beachfront property in the Serra Retreat neighborhood is available for $12.5 million. He’s moving his sober living facility for recovering addicts to Studio City in Los Angeles.
Snooki and JWoww will raise kids together
Snooki and JWoww hope their daughters will be best friends. The former 'Jersey Shore' stars are both expecting baby girls with their fiancés this year and plan to raise them together. Jenni Farley is due in July, Nicole Polizzi delivers her 2nd child in September.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Stacy Keach is 73. Singer William Guest (Gladys Knight & The Pips) is 73. Actor Jerry Mathers (The Beaver) is 66. Actress Joanna Gleason is 64. Actor Dennis Haysbert is 60. Comedian Dana Carvey is 59. Rapper B-Real (Cypress Hill) is 44. Actress Paula Cale is 44. Actor-comedian Wayne Brady is 42. Actor Zachary Quinto is 37. Actor Dominic Cooper is 36. Actress Nikki Cox is 36. Actor Justin Long is 36. Actor Deon Richmond is 36. Actress Morena Baccarin is 35. Rhythm-and-blues singer Irish Grinstead (702) is 34Singer-songwriter ZZ Ward is 28. Actress Brittany Curran is 24.