August 6th 2014
No more Kim K: Kim Kardashian legally changes last name to West
Kim Kardashian has legally changed her last name to West. She married rapper Kanye West in May. She has applied for a passport with her new last name. She wanted the same last name as daughter North. She’ll use Kardashian as her middle name.
Justin Bieber's Florida DUI Case Postponed Until Next Week
Justin Bieber's DUI case in Florida has been postponed another week. He was charged with drag racing a friend in Miami Beach in January. Both sides are trying to work out a plea deal. The case is rescheduled in Miami-Dade County Court to next Wednesday.
Mariah Carey Splits From Manager Jermaine Dupri
Mariah Carey has hired a new manager after parting ways with longtime collaborator Jermaine Dupri. Her 14th album, released in May, was a disappointment. He and Carey parted over creative differences. Her new manager is Def Jam president Kevin Liles.
Baby Stops Crying When Listening to Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse'
In a YouTube video, a cute baby girl stops crying in her car seat after Katy Perry's hit "Dark Horse" plays on the radio. She laughs and dances to the song as Perry begins singing her lines. Katy posted on Twitter, "Available for babysitting at 10 dollars an hour & 4 Oreos."
Victoria Beckham Set To Auction Off 600 Items From Her Wardrobe For Charity
Victoria Beckham plans to sell off 600 items of clothing to raise money for charity. Mothers2Mothers is an organization in South Africa that supports mothers carrying HIV. She is collaborating with THEOUTNET.com to sell off custom-made clothing and jewelry.
Miley Cyrus' Concert Special Sparks Broadcasting Decency Investigation
Miley Cyrus' recent concert special may have been unsuitable for NBC primetime. The FCC was inundated with viewer complaints. “Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour” aired during the Independence Day holiday weekend. It contained skimpy costumes & explicit behaviors.
Jennifer Garner's Representative Denies Pregnancy Rumors
A rep for Jennifer Garner has denied reports she is expecting her fourth child with husband Ben Affleck. She was photographed on two separate occasions in July, showing what appeared to be a growing baby bump. The couple has 2 daughters and a son.
Sherri Shepherd's Surrogate Gives Birth To Son
A surrogate at the center of Sherri Shepherd's divorce from husband Lamar Sally has given birth to a baby boy. Lamar was the only one present for the birth. Shepherd has decided not to be involved in raising the child. She is joining the cast of Cinderella on Broadway.
Martha Stewart's Sister Dies From Brain Aneurysm
Martha Stewart is mourning the loss of her younger sister, Laura Plimpton, who died from a brain aneurysm yesterday in Norwalk, Conn. She was 59, & worked in Martha’s company 25 years. She died shortly after a morning workout. Her organs are to be donated.
Lil Durk Gets Probation For Gun Charge
French Montana's rap protege Lil Durk has been sentenced to 18-months’ probation after pleading guilty to a gun possession charge. The rising hip-hop star was arrested in Chicago in April, 2013. Police caught him throwing a loaded weapon into the back of his car.
James Corden Tapped To Take Over The Late Late Show
British actor James Corden is reportedly set to take over The Late Late Show on CBS. Scotsman Craig Ferguson is leaving the show in December after 11 seasons. The show follows David Letterman, who is retiring next year and will be replaced by Stephen Colbert.
Soulja Boy joins Love and Hip Hop L-A
Soulja Boy's getting a heavy dose of reality. He’s been added to the cast of "Love & Hip Hop: L.A." It’s an effort to pump some life and bring more viewers to the show. Producers think Ray J and Soulja Boy will bring success to the struggling show.
Katie Holmes Wanted To Star In Orange Is The New Black
Taylor Schilling has Katie Holmes to thank for her role on prison drama Orange Is The New Black. Katie turned down the job due to her busy schedule. She was to play the part of bisexual drug smuggler Piper Chapman. The popular show is into its second season.
Kristin Chenoweth updates fans on mysterious health crisis
Kristin Chenoweth has updated fans on her health scare after announcing Monday she was "unable to move." She underwent an MRI in L-A for neck trouble & numbness in an arm. She was injured on the set of "The Good Wife" in July 2012. Her rep said she’s doing fine.
Michael Strahan Accused of Cheating on Nicole Murphy
Michael Strahan and his longtime fiancee Nicole Murphy called off their engagement due to his alleged infidelity. She reportedly found the proof in July. They have had an on-and-off relationship. A rep cited distance and work schedule as the reason for the split.
Marianne Faithfull: 'I know who killed Jim Morrison'
Marianne Faithfull says she knows who killed The Doors frontman Jim Morrison. In an interview with a British music magazine, Faithfull says her drug-dealer boyfriend at the time did Morrison in. She is now 67. Morrison died in 1971 at age 27. There was no autopsy.
Michael Jackson's Las Vegas Estate Up For Sale
Michael Jackson's sprawling Las Vegas property has been put on the market for $19 million. He lived in the Spanish Mediterranean-style estate between 2007 and 2009. Jackson's famous Neverland Ranch in Encino, California is also going on the market.
Today's Birthdays: Rhythm-and-blues singer Randy DeBarge is 56. Basketball Hall of Famer David Robinson is 49. Movie writer-director M. Night Shyamalan (SHAH'-mah-lahn) is 44. Singer Geri Halliwell is 42. Actor Jason O'Mara is 42. Actress Ever Carradine is 40. Actress Soleil (soh-LAY') Moon Frye is 38. Rock singer Travis McCoy (Gym Class Heroes) is 33. Rock musician Eric Roberts (Gym Class Heroes) is 30.