Celebrities & Entertainment Thursday, August 14, 2014 Calendar of Events/Today in History
National Creamsicle Day National Navajo Code Talkers Day Judge: Chris Brown doing well since jail release, down to 2 drug tests a week
A judge says Chris Brown has been doing well & following probation rules since his release from jail in June. He appeared in a Los Angeles court yesterday for a progress report. The judge said he’s in compliance with his probation officer and cooperating with his therapist. Music Video Premiere: Michael Jackson's 'A Place With No Name'
A new Michael Jackson music video has been released. "A Place With No Name" was launched on Twitter last night, and is the first music video to debut on the site. It’s a rework of America’s 1972 hit called "A Horse With No Name." He recorded it in 1998. With passing of Bacall, all Madonna's 'Vogue' icons have died
All 16 celebrities mentioned in Madonna's "Vogue" have died. Lauren Bacall was the final celebrity to die on the list, 24 years after the song's release in 1990. The list includes Hollywood icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando and Katharine Hepburn. Carrie Underwood performing at 2015 Super Bowl
Carrie Underwood is in talks to perform at the half-time show of the 2015 Super Bowl in Arizona next February. Football fans already know her from 'Sunday Night Football.' Bruno Mars performed at this year's event alongside the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Aerosmith Cancel California Show Amid Reports Of Kramer Illness
Aerosmith had to scrap last night’s concert in Concord, California. Drummer Joey Kramer is ill. He has had heart-related issues in the past, and reportedly suffered health complications on Tuesday. He is 64. The group's Washington show on Saturday will also be cancelled. Ciara insists she is 'very happy' after split
Ciara feels ''a whole new spiritual energy'' after splitting from fiancé Future. She insists she is ''very, very happy'' thanks to their 3-month-old son, Future Jr. She plans to ''stay focused'' on her career and insists she ''can't waste time'' on things that don't matter to her. Robin Williams' Representative Dismisses Reports Of Financial Troubles
Robin Williams' longtime publicist has dismissed reports suggesting he was having money troubles. Mara Buxbaum said, "Robin had no financial problems. We should be blessed to have his financial status." According to Forbes, his net worth was an estimated $50 million. Celine Dion Takes Career Hiatus To Care For Cancer-Stricken Husband
Celine Dion has cancelled her forthcoming Las Vegas shows, and a tour of Asia this fall. She is taking a hiatus to care for her cancer-stricken husband, René Angélil. Celine has also been battling an illness that has caused inflammation on her throat muscles.
Paul McCartney Offers Up Guitar To Help Save Elephants
Paul McCartney is selling off one of his beloved Martin guitars to help conservationists save African elephants. The Martin D-28 left-handed guitar, which McCartney has signed, is up for auction on eBay. Bidding began at $10,000. Akon Facing Car Repossession
R&B star Akon runs the risk of losing the keys to his luxury sportscar after falling behind on lease payments. He owes $250,000 for the 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia. He signed a contract to lease the car for $360,000. It sells for $225,000. Legal papers have been filed for recovery. Gwyneth Paltrow Dating Glee Co-creator
Gwyneth Paltrow is moving on from her failed marriage to Chris Martin. She has embarked on a new romance with Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk. She and Martin were together 10 years. She appeared on the show as substitute teacher Holly Holliday. Usher: 'Failed Marriage Was My Best Mistake'
Usher has no regrets about his failed marriage to Tameka Foster, calling the relationship his "best mistake". He remains positive about the experience. Following their split, the former couple began a heated custody battle. In 2012, Usher was awarded custody of their 2 sons. 'Survivor' Editors Go on Strike, Premiere Episode Isn't Finished
"Survivor’s" post-production crew walked off the job yesterday pending a union contract with health and retirement benefits. No editorial work will resume until Mark Burnett's Island Post Productions agrees to a union contract. The season 29 debut is set for Sept 24. 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 19 Pros Announced, Maks Chmerkovskiy Out
The celebrity contestants for season 19 of DWTS will be unveiled Sept 4. The new season begins Monday, Sept 15. There will be several new pro dancers, while several others are gone. Most notable, Maks is out. He won last season with partner Meryl Davis. Kim Kardashian Regrets Attempt At Music Career
Kim Kardashian's one regret in life is that she attempted to become a musician. She recorded a dance track called Jam (Turn It Up) in 2010. It featured a cameo with now-husband, rapper Kanye West. She now wishes she had listened to those who knew better. Nicki Minaj sued for leaving early for performance at NBA event
A lawsuit has been filed accusing Nicki Minaj of breaking an agreement in 2011. She agreed to perform for an hour at Hollywood’s Siren Studio. She arrived 90 minutes late and was on stage for less than 30 minutes. She left for an appearance at the NBA All-Star event. Today's Birthdays: Singer Dash Crofts is 76. Rock singer David Crosby is 73. Comedian-actor Steve Martin is 69. Singer-musician Larry Graham is 68. Author Danielle Steel is 67. Actress Jackee Harry is 58. Actress Marcia Gay Harden is 55. Basketball Hall of Famer Earvin "Magic" Johnson is 55. Singer Sarah Brightman is 54. Actress Halle Berry is 48. Actress Catherine Bell is 46. Actress Mila Kunis is 31. TV personality Spencer Pratt is 31. NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is 27.