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March 20 2015

New Movies:

Insurgent - Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side. Stars Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, Jai Courtney & Octavia Spencer. (PG-13)

The Gunman - A sniper on a mercenary assassination team kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier's successful kill shot forces him into hiding. Returning to the Congo years later, he becomes the target of a hit squad himself. Stars Sean Penn, Ray Winstone, Idris Elba, Javier Bardem and Jasmine Trinca. (R)

Do You Believe? - When a pastor is shaken by the visible faith of a street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a journey that impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate. Stars Mira Sorvino, Sean Astin, Alexa PenaVega, and Cybill Shepherd. (PG-13) 

Danny Collins - An aging rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year old letter written to him by John Lennon. Stars Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, and Bobby Cannavale. (R)

Harrison Ford, who recently crashed plane, is air film narrator

Harrison Ford, who recently crashed his vintage airplane on a Los Angeles golf course, is returning to the skies - at least with his voice. He will narrate an aviation documentary for National Geographic. It premieres on IMAX screens April 10.

Prosecutors want 'Suge' Knight's bail set at $25 million

Prosecutors want Suge Knight’s bail in his murder case set at $25 million. They say the former rap music mogul has extorted millions from rappers since 2004 and is a gang member. He has a bail hearing today. He has pleaded not guilty.

'American Idol' Recap: Judges Use the Save Early

"American Idol" was supposed to narrow down the contestants to 10 last night. The 11 finalists sang songs from the movies. The judges decided Qaasim Middleton was worth saving. Boy George will be mentoring the finalists for '80s music next week.

Jennifer Lopez Gives Beautiful Performance on 'American Idol'

Jennifer Lopez took over the stage on "American Idol" last night. She treated viewers to a beautiful performance of "Feel the Light" from the upcoming animated film "Home." Scenes were projected onto her white gown. "Home" opens in theaters next Friday, March 27.


Justin Bieber sued by former neighbor for assault

Justin Bieber's former neighbor in Calabasas claims in a lawsuit Bieber spit in his face and terrorized his family. The lawsuit seeks more than $25,000. Bieber has paid them $80,000 for throwing eggs at their home 2 years ago. He remains on probation.

Kate Middleton Will Take Maternity Leave

Kate Middleton will take maternity leave at the end of March. The Duchess will make her final public appearance March 27. She has 3 engagements that support opportunities for young people in London. Prince William will be with her. She’s due in mid-to-late April.

Russell Simmons Developing Hip-hop Musical For Broadway

Rap mogul Russell Simmons is producing a new Hip-hop musical For 2016. ‘The Scenario’ will celebrate the "golden age" of the genre, from the 1980s to the 1990s. He won a Tony Award in 2003 for the Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam shows.

Kevin Hart Surprises Ex-wife With New SUV

Kevin Hart bought his ex-wife a new Cadillac Escalade for her 37th birthday. He and Torrei Hart split more than five years ago and have been in a couple of public spats. They have 2 children. She posted a photo of the car online. He is engaged to wed model Eniko Parrish.

Kevin Hart Still Upset By Airport Toilet Encounter

Kevin Hart was a guest on The Daily Show Wednesday night. He told host Jon Stewart his stand-up routine is based on things that have happened to him. Most memorable: he was in an airport bathroom. A fan kicked open the door & snapped a photo as he flipped the finger.

Mr. T to host home renovation series 'I Pity the Tool'

Mr. T has landed a new home renovation series. He will host ‘I Pity the Tool’ on the DIY Network. The program will follow Mr. T and his team as they remodel outdated homes for veterans and their families. It is scheduled to premiere later this year.

Iggy Azalea Reveals Britney Spears Duet Is Called 'Pretty Girls'

New details about Iggy Azalea and Britney Spears' collaboration have emerged. The duet will be called "Pretty Girls". It will be the first single on her new album, out later this year. Azalea has had to reschedule her tour for September due to "production delays."

Fleetwood Mac Announces Rescheduled Tour of Australia, NZ

Fleetwood Mac's tour of Australia and New Zealand is back on. 10 shows are scheduled across a mix of arenas, wineries and outdoor venues, starting Oct. 22. They’re currently touring North America thru April 19, then head to Europe for 6 weeks.

Bill Murray putting together a celebrity holiday special for Christmas

Bill Murray has recruited some famous friends for a Christmas TV Special. He is teaming up with director Sofia Coppola for the show, which will air sometime during the 2015 holiday season. Guests include George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph.


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March 26 2015

New direction: Zayn Malik has left the group

Zayn Malik is leaving boy band One Direction "to be a normal 22-year-old." He quit the band's world tour last week citing stress. He was with them 5 years. Simon Cowell put the band together in 2010. The news sparked more than 4,600 tweets a minute.

Harry Styles May Leave One Direction Too, sheds tears for Zayn at concert

Harry Styles may be the next member to quit One Direction. He wants to try some solo work and consider some acting offers. He was seen shedding tears last night during a concert in Jakarta in Indonesia. He's been working on projects with other artists.

Rayvon Owen & Joey Cook still alive on "American Idol"

Virginians Joey Cook and Rayvon Owen made it into the Top 9 on "American Idol." Cook performed Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun." Owen performed "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Tears for Fears. Adanna Duru and Maddie Walker are out.

Rihanna debuts new single

Rihanna took to Twitter last night to announce a new single. She had been teasing her 42 million followers for 24 hours. The single is "Bitch Better Have My Money." It may be included on her 8th album, now in production.

Kendrick Lamar Scores First Number 1 Album

Kendrick Lamar is at Number 1 in both the US and the UK with his third album 'To Pimp A Butterfly.' It came out a week earlier than scheduled. The 'Empire' television soundtrack comes in second, followed by Modest Mouse at Number 3 with 'Strangers To Ourselves.'

Paul Kantner Hospitalized After Suspected Heart Attack

Jefferson Airplane co-founder Paul Kantner is recovering after a suspected heart attack. He turned 71 earlier this month. He's in a hospital, stable and undergoing tests. He is the only member of the group who worked with both Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship.

Bobby Brown puts Bobbi Kristina's fate into God's hands

Bobby Brown does not want to make a decision on daughter Bobbi Kristina's life support. He would have to carry the decision the rest of his life. For now, he's hoping God will decide whether to take her or let her live. She remains on life support in a rehab facility in Atlanta.

Probation for man who crashed into Jennifer Lopez's car

A man who crashed into Jennifer Lopez's Rolls Royce last year pled no contest to drunk driving. Robert John Reitz crashed his pickup into the back of her car on Pacific Coast Highway in Sept. Actress Leah Remini was driving. Reitz must attend alcohol rehab.

Miley Cyrus Has Five Teeth Removed

Miley Cyrus has had five teeth removed. She posted some graphic pictures from the procedure on Instagram. One was a selfie that showed her with gauze in her mouth and two ice packs on both cheeks. She didn't provide details on why the teeth were pulled.

Celine Dion returns to Caesars Palace stage in August

Celine Dion is returning to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Aug. 27. She has been caring for her husband and allowing her inflamed throat muscles to heal. The couple also has 3 children. She has 40 performances scheduled between August and January.

Meghan Trainor Launching Partnership With Fashion Brand

Meghan Trainor is partnering with Fullbeauty Brands for a series of fashion and lifestyle projects. She sang about flaunting her fuller figure in her hit song 'All About That Bass.' She will promote a variety of campaigns to boost plus-sized fans' confidence.

Lollapalooza announces lineup for music festival

Lollapalloza has announced the talent lineup for their music festival. Headliners include Paul McCartney, Metallica, Sam Smith & Forence & The Machine. The 3-day festival is in Chicago starting July 31. Single day tickets are $110. Three-day passes are already sold out.

Daytime Emmy Award nominations to be announced on 'The Talk'

Nominations for the Daytime Emmy Awards will be announced on Tuesday's edition of The Talk on CBS. Winners will be announced at a ceremony to air April 26. The television academy will release the full list of nominees online immediately following the program.

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March 25, 2015

Van Halen going on tour to 39 cities…Hampton Roads isn't one of them

Van Halen is spending their summer on the road. The veteran rock band will embark on a North American tour starting July 5 in Seattle. The 39-date trek concludes October 2 in Los Angeles. They plan to re-master their classic albums and release them later this year.

'Mad Men' star Hamm has treatment for alcohol addiction

"Mad Men" star Jon Hamm recently completed treatment for alcohol addiction. The final season of the 1960s-set drama begins April 5 on AMC. The 43-year-old Hamm plays Don Draper, a troubled advertising executive with a dark past.

Michelle Obama's bald look on show appearance causes speculation

Why did First lady Michelle Obama appear nearly bald in last night's "Jeopardy"? She presented answers related to healthy eating. The camera angle and lighting may have obscured her ponytail. But she sure looked shorn. The show is taped weeks in advance.

Taraji P. Henson says her son was racially profiled at USC

Actress Taraji P. Henson says her 20-year-old son is transferring to Howard University. She told a magazine her son Marcel was stopped by police on the campus of USC for having his hands in his pockets. USC's Dept. of Public Safety said it does not tolerate racial profiling.

Fox announces summer return of 'The X-Files'

Agents Mulder and Scully are making their television return. Fox will air a six-episode run of new episodes of "The X-Files" this summer. Stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will be back. "The X-Files" premiered on Fox in September 1993 and ran for nine seasons.

Fox sues record label in dispute over 'Empire' title

Fox Television and a San Francisco company are in a legal battle over the name Empire. The Fox show and the record label have the same name. The show stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. Empire Distribution's original trademark application was denied.

Kelly Osbourne reveals she has cancer gene

Kelly Osbourne has revealed she has a cancer gene that increases risk of breast or ovarian cancer. Her mother Sharon had a double-mastectomy & had her children tested. Kelly says she also plans to have preventive surgery. Angelina Jolie is now going thru menopause.

Vin Diesel thinks 'Furious 7' will win Best Picture Oscar

Vin Diesel is confident about Furious 7's Oscar chances. He predicts the film, which hits theaters April 3, will take next year's Oscar for Best Picture. Industry experts believe the final Fast & Furious film will sweep the April box office with a $115 million opening.

Will Ferrell Honored With Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Will Ferrell has been awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was joined by family and co-stars. He joked, "I not only accept it, but I will be here every day from 3 to 5 P.M. polishing the star." His next movie, "Get Hard," opens in theaters Friday.

Lara Logan Re-Hospitalized due to Brutal Assault in Egypt in 2011

'60 Minutes' reporter Lara Logan is back in the hospital. She continues recovery from trauma she suffered during a brutal assault in Egypt in 2011. She continues working for '60 Minutes' between treatments. A family friend told media she's in a Washington hospital.

T.I. Announces New Album 'Traps Open'

T.I. is going trap with his next album. While promoting his film "Get Hard," he dropped details about the second installment of his "Paperwork" album trilogy. It's called 'Traps Open'." For now, it's still unclear when the new album will be released.

Brandy to Make Broadway Debut in 'Chicago'

Brandy is set to play Roxie Hart in a Broadway production of "Chicago." The show runs 8 weeks at the Ambassador Theatre in New York starting April 28. Country singer Jennifer Nettles is finishing her 2-month engagement. Brandy, now 36, started her career at 14.

Iggy Azalea Admits to Having Boob Job

Iggy Azalea has had breast enhancement surgery. The Australian female rapper was tired of having padding sewed into her costumes. She tried modeling before becoming a singer. But agencies told her to lose weight and get a nose job, and it affected her confidence.

Ray J wants out of Love & Hip Hop, says show is ruining his love life

Ray J has quit "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood." He feels the negativity and conflict that defines the show is interfering in his relationship with Princess Love. She was arrested in February & they've had problems since. Producers will meet with him today to discuss options.

'Independence Day 2' Lands Vivica A. Fox

Vivica A. Fox will be back to reprise her role for the Independence Day sequel. She played Will Smith's wife Jasmine in the 1996 blockbuster. Will is out due to salary requirements. Jeff Goldblum & Bill Pullman are also back. Independence Day 2 is out June 24th, 2016.

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March 24, 2015

Mila Kunis admits to marrying Ashton Kutcher

Mila Kunis has revealed she and Ashton Kutcher are married. She was a guest on the Late Late Show last night with new host James Corden. He demanded to see her left hand, on which she was wearing a wedding ring. The couple's first child, Wyatt, was born in October.

Redfoo first to be booted from DWTS

"Dancing with the Stars" last night featured a "My Jam Monday"-themed show. Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough were the top team with 34 points. Redfoo and Suzanne Somers were the bottom two, with Redfoo being eliminated.

Angelina Jolie reveals she had ovaries removed

Angelina Jolie has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed. Doctors noted an increase in inflammatory markers in a recent blood test. She underwent a pre-emptive double mastectomy in 2013. She lost her mother, grandmother & aunt to cancer.

Jennifer Lawrence Done With X-men Franchise After Upcoming Instalment

Jennifer Lawrence will be leaving The X-men franchise after next year's X-men: Apocalypse. She has played shapeshifter Mystique in two films. She is slated to begin filming on X-Men: Apocalypse later this year, with a release date set for May 2016.

Chrisette Michele to headline Ella Fitzgerald Festival in Newport News

R&B singer Chrisette Michele will perform in Newport News April 25. She is the headliner for the Ella Fitzgerald Music Festival at the Downing-Gross Cultural Art Center. An opening act has not yet been announced. For ticket information, call 247-8950 or downing-gross.org.

Taylor Swift And The SAT Are In A Fight

The people who design the SAT test for students have crossed Taylor Swift. An SAT prep book trashes pop lyrics as "a great source of bad grammar." The book misquotes a line from "Fifteen." She wrote online not to misquote her, learn her rules, and do more studying.

David Crosby hits jogger with car on Santa Barbara road

Singer David Crosby hit and injured a jogger with his electric car in Southern California Sunday. He was blinded by the sun and didn't see the man on the road. The man is in a hospital, & is expected to recover. 73-year-old Crosby is cooperating with the investigation.

Katy Perry and John Mayer 'over for good'

Katy Perry and John Mayer are reportedly ''over for good'' 3 months after they rekindled their romance. He has been telling his friends he doesn't want to deal with their issues anymore. He has no "emotional interest." The pair first started dating in 2012.

`Mad Men' fans: new Don Draper bench in NYC

A bench honoring the TV series "Mad Men" now sits in front of the Time & Life Building in NYC. The Time & Life Building is where the fictional ad agency in the show is headquartered. The AMC series' final season begins April 5. The bench is at Sixth Avenue and 50th Street.

Chris Brown's baby daughter watches one of his music videos

Chris Brown's 9-month-old daughter Royalty is becoming a fast fan of his work. Her grandmother posted a video showing the baby girl watching his music video for New Flame. She was captivated by the clip. The baby's mom is 31-year-old former model Nia Amey.

Ed Sheeran Launches His Own Record Label

Ed Sheeran has started his own record label, called Gingerbread. The label came about as part of a deal struck with Warner Bros., who set up Gingerbread as a subsidiary. The British star is currently on a tour of Australia. He plans to launch the careers of future stars.

Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner Named 'Hollywood's New Brat Pack' by Vogue

Every generation has its own "brat-pack' of young celebrity standouts. Vogue magazine has named the latest in the April edition. They are Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Ansel Elgort, Dylan Penn, and Hopper Penn. They are most recognized by today's teens.

Russell Crowe fights for Australian citizenship

New Zealand-born Russell Crowe has revealed he is not an Australian citizen after 38 years living Down Under. His numerous applications have been rejected by the Government. His only option is to apply for a visa based on 'special talent' and try to negotiate a citizenship.

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March 24 2015

'Insurgent' seizes top spot; 'The Gunman' misfires

"Insurgent" easily topped the box office with $54 million. Disney's "Cinderella" fell in Week 2 to second place with $34.5 million. "Run All Night" was 3rd with $5.1 million. Sean Penn's geopolitical thriller "The Gunman" stumbled with only $5 million and 4th place.

J. Cole shines like true star at South by Southwest festival

J. Cole helped close the annual South by Southwest festival in Austin with a top notch performance. He was a crowd favorite, delivering his smart rhymes like club anthems. He has launched his own label called Dreamville. Signees Bas, Cozz and Omen also performed.

Jason Aldean marries mistress Brittany Kerr

Country star Jason Aldean and former "American Idol" contestant Brittany Kerr were seen together frequently while he was married. He filed for divorce from wife Jessica in 2013. He and Kerr tied the knot Saturday in Mexico. He and Jessica have two daughters.

Wife Seeking Divorce From Jean-Claude Van Damme

Divorce is on the card for Jean-Claude Van Damme and wife Gladys Van Varenberg. The two have been married since 1987 and are parents to two adult children. She cited irreconcilable differences. Van Varenberg is their legal last name. She also filed in 1992, but reconciled.

Taylor Swift Buys Porn Site Domains Using Her Name

Taylor Swift has purchased 2 adult content website domains using her name. Public figures and companies are allowed to buy any domains in advance before others could get their hands on them. AdWeek reports they are priced at up to $2,500 per domain.

GMA's Lara Spencer ending 15-year marriage

Good Morning America co-host Lara Spencer and husband David Haffenreffer are divorcing after 15 years of marriage. He is a former CNN reporter who now works in real estate. A rep said they remain friends and are on vacation with their children, daughter Kate & son Duff.

Glee concluded its 6-season run Friday night. The highlights:

New Directions won the national championship. Mercedes is the opening act for Beyonce's world tour. Sue Sylvester is vice president for Jeb Bush, and plans to run for president in 2024. Rachel will be a surrogate mom for gay couple Kurt and Blaine, and wins a Tony Award. William McKinley High School is being turned into an arts school. Will Schuester, who started its glee club in 2009, will become its principal. The fabled high school auditorium five years from now will be renamed for Finn Hudson. The show finished with a rousing rendition of "I Lived." The series sold more than 50 million songs and 13 million albums.

Chris Brown's Probation Ends, Rihanna Assault Case Is Closed

Chris Brown is officially off probation six years after he assaulted then-girlfriend Rihanna. The felony assault case was formally closed Friday. He has completed 1,000 hours of community labor, domestic violence counseling and rehab. His court hearings are done.

Bobbi Kristina Moved to Rehab Facility

Bobbi Kristina Brown has been moved into a rehabilitation facility in Atlanta. She was hospitalized 7 weeks at Emory University Hospital. She was slowly removed from life support, with no change in her condition. She remains in a coma.

Suge Knight Collapses in Courtroom After Judge Sets Bail at $25M

Suge Knight collapsed in the courtroom Friday after a judge set his bail at $25 million. He hit his head on the chair and knocked himself out. Prosecutors believe he did it on purpose for the cameras. He is considered a flight risk with a history of "witness intimidation issues."

Lil Wayne Lashes Out at Fan Who Throws a Beer at Him During His Concert

Lil Wayne got angry at a fan who threw a beer at him before he performed in Fort Lauderdale Saturday. He called out the fan on his mic before starting his set. A video surfaced on Instagram showing the man getting knocked out by another man in the crowd.

Bruce Willis' 60th birthday bash

Bruce Willis celebrated his 60th birthday with a star-studded party in NYC Saturday. He turned 60 on March 19 (last Thurs). He was surrounded by family and close celebrity friends. He was presented a large chocolate cake covered in pink edible flowers.

Fergie throws 40th birthday bash

Fergie threw herself an early birthday party over the weekend. She doesn't turn 40 until March 27 but organized a get-together with friends and family at her home in Los Angeles Saturday. They enjoyed family-made Ferguson Crest wine and a yummy berry cream cake.

Pharrell Williams Addresses Students At United Nations Event

Pharrell Williams addressed students at the United Nations Friday on International Day of Happiness. He told them happiness is their birthright. He encouraged fans around the world to sign a petition urging global leaders to step up their efforts to tackle climate change.

Rob Kardashian hits out at sister Kim

In a bid to stay relevant, Rob Kardashian took to Instagram to compare sister Kim to the psychotic murderer in the movie 'Gone Girl.' Last week, she wished him a happy 28th birthday online. Rob has a weight problem. Kim believes he's suffering with ''social anxiety.''

Bella Thorne Dating Pamela Anderson's Son

Bella Thorne has been spending more time with Brandon Lee. They have been posting pictures online. He is Pamela Anderson's son with ex-husband Tommy Lee. She's best known for the Disney Channel show "Shake It Up." He is 18, she is 17.

Usher Reunites With Chris Brown for New Song 'All Falls Down'

Usher and Chris Brown are back with a new song. The duo, who last teamed up for "New Flame" off Breezy's newest album "X", returned over the weekend with "All Falls Down". Fans are speculating the song will be on Usher's new album due out later this year.

Kendrick Lamar Thanks Fans at Album Signing in Compton

Kendrick Lamar returned to his hometown of Compton over the weekend for an album signing event. Fans showed up at Best Buy in the city to get autographed copies of his latest album "To Pimp a Butterfly". He thanked the fans for their loyalty and support.

'Austin Powers' Star Verne Troyer Is OK After Hospitalized for Seizure

Verne Troyer is on the mend after a health scare over the weekend. He was rushed to a hospital Saturday after suffering a seizure while greeting fans at the Heart of Texas Comic Con in Waco, Texas. He was discharged after undergoing testing.

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2' to Start Production in New York City Next Month

The sequel to "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" is getting ready for production. The film is expected to begin filming in New York City and Buffalo in April. The first movie starred Megan Fox and Will Arnett. The sequel is due out June 3, 2016.

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March 19, 2015

Paula Patton, Robin Thicke granted divorce

Paula Patton and Robin Thicke have been granted a divorce in Los Angeles. Their legal split will go into effect April 14. They separated last year after nine years of marriage and have a 4-year-old son. She was the inspiration behind much of his music and appeared in videos.

Adam Levine Brings Female Fan Onstage After Hitting Her With Mic

Maroon 5 suffered a technical malfunction while performing at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto Monday night. Adam Levine smashed his microphone to the stage. It bounced into a girl's face. He brought Stephanie Green onstage, apologized, hugged her & held her hand.

Marvin Gaye's family attempts to stop 'Blurred Lines' distribution

Marvin Gaye's family wants to put a stop to "Blurred Lines." His adult children have filed an injunction to prevent sales or performances of the song featuring Pharrell, Robin Thicke and T.I. A jury determined last week the song copied elements of 1977 hit "Got to Give It Up."

'Empire' Soundtrack Blocks Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' From No. 1

The soundtrack of season 1 of FOX's hit series "Empire" tops this week's Billboard 200. The album features contributions from cast members and several well-known singers. It's the first TV soundtrack to reach No. 1 since Glee in 2010. Madonna's "Rebel Heart" is No. 2.

Mary J. Blige shines at unofficial SXSW show

Mary J. Blige performed Tuesday night at a Supper Club in Austin not sponsored by South by Southwest. Her husband, Kendu Isaacs, filmed her performance with his phone. She covered her most popular hits and danced for the astonished crowd. Blige is now 44.

Teddy Riley Suing Former Bandmate Over Blackstreet Trademark

Teddy Riley is taking former Blackstreet bandmate Chauncey Hannibal to court over the group's name. He has filed a $1 million federal lawsuit. Both have been battling over the trademark, & Hannibal still uses it in concerts. Riley also claims Hannibal misused funds.

Kevin James Welcomes Daughter Sistine Sabella

The King of Queens has a new princess. Kevin James and wife Steffiana de la Cruz welcomed their fourth child in January. They name her Sistine Sabella. James will next appear in Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, opening April 17, and Pixels, hitting theaters in July.

Liza Minnelli enters rehab, 'making excellent progress'

Liza Minnelli has checked herself into rehab for substance abuse. The 69-year-old entertainer has fought alcohol and drug addictions for years. Her rep said she is making "excellent progress." In September, she underwent back surgery to help heal an injury.

Pharrell Williams chosen as fashion icon of the year

Pharrell Williams will be honored as a fashion icon by the Council of Fashion Designers of America. The award will be presented to him June 1 at Lincoln Center. He's being singled out for his looks, sense of style, his kindness & openness. Rihanna won the award last year.

Paul McCartney To Salute Starr At Hall Of Fame Induction

Paul McCartney will induct his former fellow Beatle Ringo Starr into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame next month. Starr is the last of the Fab Four to be inducted as a solo artist. McCartney received the honor in 1999. Inductions are April 18.

Lil Wayne's Daughter Reginae Blasts Young Thug over "Carter 6"

Rapper Young Thug has confirmed his debut album will be called "Carter 6." On Twitter, Lil Wayne's teenage daughter Reginae called it childish, & that he's not at her father's level. Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter V" is still delayed by Cash Money. His real name is Dwayne Carter, Jr.

Drake Is Sued Over 'Homecoming' Film Pushback

After publicly disowning "Drake's Homecoming: The Lost Footage" on Twitter, Drake was sued by the company distributing the film. Drake said he doesn't support the film, which is in theaters tonight for 1 night only. Drake performed at Toronto's Sound Academy in 2009.

'Sharknado: Oh Hell No!' Gets July Release Date

The third installment of Syfy's "Sharknado" franchise has a title and release date. "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!" is set to air July 22 at 9 P.M. The sharks wreak havoc in Washington, D.C., before heading down the Eastern Seaboard.

Kylie Minogue quits Jay Z's company and record label

Kylie Minogue has decided to part ways with Jay Z's Roc Nation after 2 years. Her last album, 2014's 'Kiss Me Once', under-performed. She's also disappointed sponsorship deals and endorsements never happened. She also quit her record label after 16 years.

Jessica Simpson Recording New Music

Jessica Simpson is working on a new album. She recently attended the Teen Vogue Fashion University and said she wouldn't be giving up her career in music. She has a recording studio in her house. Her last album, "Do You Know," was released in 2008.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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'Fashion Police' taking a break to slip into something new

"Fashion Police" is taking a break. E! Network is putting the show on hold until September. Giuliana Rancic, Brad Goreski and executive producer Melissa Rivers will be back. The show will be tied to major red carpet events like the Emmys.

Mexico City closes some historic streets for James Bond film

Mexico City will close off parts of its historic downtown district for filming of the new James Bond thriller "Spectre." The city of 8 million people is known for its heavy traffic. The shutdowns will be done at various locations through April 1.

Suge Knight's Victim Admits He Assaulted Suge

'Cle "Bone" Sloan, the man who survived Suge Knight's hit and run, has admitted to police he assaulted Suge before he was hit. He reportedly made the admission in his hospital bed. Cle said he & Suge had a dispute at a prior location. He confronted Suge at Tam's Burgers.

Nicki Minaj has Four Hits on R'n'B/Hip-Hop Chart's Top 10

Nicki Minaj is the first female to have four hits at the same time on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart top 10. "Truffle Butter" is No. 1 and "Only" No. 9. She's a guest on the other 2: Rae Sremmurd's "Throw Sum Mo" at No. 3 and Beyonce's "Feeling Myself" at No. 10.

Bassist Andy Fraser, 'All Right Now' co-writer, dies

There's been another passing in the music industry. Andy Fraser, who co-wrote the rock anthem "All Right Now" for British rock band Free, has died in California at age 62. The song was a worldwide hit in 1970. The song is also a current staple at college football stadiums.

Ashley Judd Promises To Fight Back Against Twitter Trolls

Ashley Judd received a barrage of abuse after tweeting during a basketball game last Sunday. She vowed to press charges against those who posted threats. She attended the University of Kentucky's game against Arkansas. She tweeted Arkansas was "playing dirty."

Taylor Swift's 4-Year-Old Fan Dies

Earlier this month, Taylor Swift helped make a young fan's dream come true. She spent 20 minutes on the phone with a 4-year-old brain cancer patient, who danced to "Shake It Off." Jalene Salinas passed away Sunday. Swift sent flowers to the family, wishing them her love.

Kelly Rowland Introduces Baby Boy To Fans

Kelly Rowland poses with new baby son Titan Jewell on the cover of Essence Magazine. He has now 4 months old. In the photo, he looks up at his dad, Tim Weatherspoon. In the interview, Rowland said he "absolutely loves music & likes when we dance & sing with him."

Pharrell Williams Teams With United Nations On International Day Of Happiness

Pharrell Williams has struck up a partnership with the United Nations for the International Day Of Happiness Friday. He is encouraging people around the world to sign a petition urging global leaders to adopt a new climate accord. The goal is one billion signatures.

Alanis Morissette Writing Self-help Book

Alanis Morissette is detailing her personal struggles in a new self-help book. The as-yet-untitled memoir is due out later this year. She will include her addictions & recovery including work, love & food. She is turning her album Jagged Little Pill into a stage musical.

Howie Mandel's home targeted in epic toilet paper prank

Howie Mandel recently fell victim to an epic toilet paper prank. A video blogger covered Mandel's mansion in nearly 2,000 rolls of toilet paper. Roman Atwood is known for his hidden camera pranks and uploads the antics to his YouTube channel.

Jude Law Welcomes Fifth Child, a Daughter

Jude Law has become a father for the fifth time. He and ex-girlfriend Catherine Harding welcomed a daughter on Monday. He has three children with former wife Sadie Frost, and a daughter with former girlfriend Samantha Burke.

Cher Helping 96-Year-Old Woman Return to Her Home

Cher has helped a 96-year-old woman return to her home in northern Virginia. She was inspired by Edith Hill, who suffers from mild dementia. She remarried, but her new husband died in December. Cher will also cover her medical expenses. Hill is currently in Florida.

Jimmy Kimmel and Matthew McConaughey Film Ad to Promote Store

Jimmy Kimmel is in Austin for the South by Southwest festival. He and Texan Matthew McConaughey decided to help out a local video store by filming an ad. They weighed the benefits of renting over streaming. McConaughey promoted the store as "classic," & "retro."

Eminem's daughter Hailie Jade is a beautiful young woman in Twitter photo

He rapped about her as a baby in songs such as Stan, Mockingbird and Hailie's song. But Eminem's only child is now a 19-year-old woman – blonde and beautiful. Her photo is on Twitter. Hailie Mathers will attend Michigan State University. Her mother is Kimberly Scott.

Sam Cooke Biopic in the Works

The story of Sam Cooke is getting a big-screen treatment. His family has given their approval to the project. His heyday was between 1957 and 1964, when he had 30 top 40 hits. He started his own label and owned his own masters and music. He died at age 33.

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Jessica Lang leaves America Horror Story

The top issues talked about today on the HollyWoo Woo report:

Jessica Lang announced at a convention in Los Angeles over the weekend that she is leaving America Horror Story after four seasons.

Star Wars announced a spin-off film that will release December 2016, followed five months later by Star Wars Episode 8.

Taylor Swift's cat scratched up her 40 million dollar insured legs.....!!
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March 11 2015

Jury finds Pharrell, Thicke copied for 'Blurred Lines' song

A Los Angeles jury determined Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams copied Marvin Gaye's music to create "Blurred Lines". They awarded his 3 adult children nearly $7.4 million in profits. Appeals are likely. The trial focused on chords and notes. Gaye died in April 1984.

NTSB releases early report on Harrison Ford plane crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a summary of the plane crash that injured Harrison Ford last week. The report does not point to the cause of the engine failure. The World War II-era craft crash-landed on a golf course. Ford is recovering from injuries.

Actor who played beer delivery man, coroner dies at 36

Windell Middlebrooks, best known as a beer delivery man in Miller High Life TV ads, has died at age 36. The cause of death and further details were not immediately released. Ironically, he played a coroner in the ABC series "Body of Proof" from 2011 to 2013.

Angie Stone arrested for allegedly knocking out her daughter's teeth

R&B singer Angie Stone was arrested Monday in Lithonia, Ga., after she allegedly assaulted her 30-year-old daughter. Police say Stone hit daughter Diamond with a metal stand, knocking out 2 front teeth. The altercation started over the behavior of Diamond's children.

Bruce Jenner pulls plug on docu-series…for now

Bruce Jenner says he stopped production of his docu-series chronicling his transformation from a man into a woman. He has concerns about his family & is dealing with the aftermath of a fatal accident Feb 7. His interview with Diane Sawyer is proceeding on schedule.

Tony Bennett to sing at Lady Gaga's wedding

Tony Bennett will sing at the wedding of Lady Gaga and 'Chicago Fire' actor Taylor Kinney. They invited him to perform for the guests, and he graciously accepted. He is 88. The ceremony will take place at her mansion in Malibu later this year.

Ashton Kutcher Calls For More Diaper-Changing Tables In Men's Toilets

Ashton Kutcher says there aren't enough restroom facilities that cater to fathers with young children. He noted on Facebook no men's bathrooms he has been in has any changing table areas. His daughter Wyatt with fiancé Mila Kunis is now 5 months old.

Johnny Depp Injures Hand In Australia

Johnny Depp will need hand surgery. He has left the set of Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 in Australia to return to Los Angeles. He was not on set at the time of the injury last weekend. Production on the movie is expected to be "minimally impacted." It's due out in July 2017.

Dr. Phil: 'Nick Gordon Was Intoxicated And Violent Throughout Chat'

Dr. Phil's interview with Nick Gordon airs today. The interview became an intervention: Gordon was emotionally out of control. He ran out of the room to play Whitney Houston songs on his phone and cry. He's now in rehab for drugs and alcohol abuse.

Nick Cannon Suing Mariah Carey's Manager

Nick Cannon has filed a lawsuit against Mariah Carey's business manager over the sale of their Bel-Air mansion. Nick wasn't informed about the sale or the closing date until February 24. He had no objection to the sale, but wants the proceeds put into a trust.

Keyshawn Johnson's wife files for divorce, married less than a year

Keyshawn Johnson's wife has filed for divorce, just 7 months after tying the knot in a lavish beach wedding. Jennifer Conrad is citing irreconcilable differences. She says they separated back in February. She also notes she signed a pre-nup. They have 2 children, ages 5 and 2.

Ryan Seacrest is dating single mother

Ryan Seacrest is dating Renée Hall after meeting her at his recent 40th birthday party. He was introduced to Renee by mutual friends. They quickly hit it off. The Nashville-based model has an eight-year-old son from a previous marriage.

All-male 'Ghostbusters' reboot also in the works at Sony

Sony Pictures is planning a male-led Ghostbusters reboot starring Channing Tatum. Sony will form Ghost Corps, a new production company helmed by Ghostbusters producer Ivan Reitman and writer/actor Dan Aykroyd. Ghostbusters 3 will star 4 women

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March 10 2015

Jennifer Hudson highlights Hampton Jazz Festival lineup

The Hampton Jazz Festival will be held at the Hampton Coliseum June 26-28. The lineup includes Jill Scott, Eric Benet, Jennifer Hudson, The Whispers, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Fantasia, and many more. Tickets are $62 per night and go on sale Saturday.

Waka Flocka Flame Cancels Shows At University of Oklahoma

Waka Flocka Flame has cancelled his upcoming concert at University of Oklahoma. A video showing fraternity members on a bus shouting racial slurs appeared online. He wrote online, "We can't change history but we damn sure can create our own future. #DeathToRacism."

Sam Smith Cancels Milan Gig Due To Laryngitis

Grammy Award winner Sam Smith has cancelled a sold out show in Milan, Italy. He has laryngitis. He was to perform at Milan's Alcatraz Club last night. He promised fans online he'll reschedule the gig in June. Smith is currently on tour in Europe.

'The Bachelorette': The Men Will Choose Between Kaitlyn and Britt

For the first time, ABC will have two Bachelorettes at the same time. Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson will star in season 11. Last night, Chris Soules proposed to Whitney Bischoff at the end of 'The Bachelor." The new season of "The Bachelorette" premieres May 18.

Suge Knight's Lawyer Says the Victims Had Guns

A surveillance video of Suge Knight's fatal hit-and-run was released yesterday. His lawyer claims one of the victims was handing over a gun. He believes Suge was ambushed, and was running for his life. The victim's family says Suge hit and killed the wrong person.

French Reality Show Cast Killed In Helicopter Crash

Members of the cast of French reality show Dropped have died in a helicopter crash in Argentina. Ten people perished when two helicopters collided north of the national capital Buenos Aires. The show is modeled after Survivor. It was to premiere later this year.

Melissa Gorga says Teresa Giudice is doing well in prison

Melissa Gorga says Teresa Giudice is doing well in prison. Gorga is married to Teresa's brother, Joe Gorga. Teresa's husband, Joe, is taking care of their girls. He will report to prison when she is freed.

Bar Refaeli Engaged, for love this time

Supermodel Bar Refaeli is engaged to her businessman boyfriend. 40-year-old Adi Ezra proposed to the 29-year-old model during a vacation in the Caribbean. She previously married a family friend in 2007 to avoid mandatory military service in her native Israel.

Miley Cyrus' Wrecking Ball Wax Figure Unveiled in Las Vegas

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas has debuted a wax figure of Miley Cyrus from her 'Wrecking Ball' music video. It's in front of The Venetian Hotel. She sits atop the wrecking ball and holds the chain of the ball. The work took 20 artists more than 6 months to create.

Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner Double Date at Chris Brown Concert

Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner had a double date at Chris Brown and Trey Songz's "Between the Sheets" concert Sunday night. Khloe was with French Montana while Kylie was with Tyga, who opened the concert. It was at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

Mumford and Sons Releases Banjo-Less New Single 'Believe'

After ending their hiatus, Mumford & Sons has returned with a new single. "Believe" is from their new album "Wilder Mind," announced a few days ago. The banjo is gone. The band said they wrote "Believe" at a friend's wedding in Texas. "Wilder Mind" is out May 4.

Maroon 5 Teams Up With Nicki Minaj for Remix of 'Sugar'

Maroon 5 has enlisted Nicki Minaj for the remix of their current single, "Sugar". It's No. 3 on the singles chart, and featured on Maroon 5's fifth album "V". Levine and his bandmates previously hired Big Sean and J. Cole to rework "Maps" and "Animals."

Ariana Grande Falls Onstage While Performing in Toronto

Ariana Grande had a minor incident when she played a concert in Toronto Sunday. She took a tumble onstage while performing her hit single "Bang Bang." She quickly got up and continued singing without missing a beat. She took to Twitter to thank fans in attendance.

Snoop Dogg and DJ Khaled Announce Las Vegas Residencies

Snoop Dogg is returning to Las Vegas. "The Snoopadelic Cabaret" is coming to the famed TAO Nightclub March 28, May 2 and May 23. TAO has also announced DJ Khaled will have his own residency starting May 1. Snoop is working hard to finish his new album "BUSH".

Sean 'Diddy' Combs Pays Tribute To Biggie On Death Anniversary

Sean Diddy Combs honored his friend Notorious B.I.G. on the 18th anniversary of his death. He took to Instagram and posted a photo of Biggie sitting on a couch in his living room as a young boy. He also posted videos of fans singing tribute track "I'll Be Missing You."

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March 9 2015

Gladys Knight concert in Norfolk rescheduled

The Gladys Knight concert scheduled for last night at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk was canceled. She was unable to perform because of an illness. The promoter is working on rescheduling the concert. Refunds will be available at the place of purchase starting at 10 a.m. today.

'Chappie' tops slow weekend, 'Unfinished Business' tanks

Police robot "Chappie" topped the weekend box office with a modest $13.3 million. Will Smith's "Focus" was 2nd place with $10 million. "Marigold Hotel" opened 3rd with $8.6 million. Vince Vaughn comedy "Unfinished Business" bombed at No. 10 with $4.8 million.

'American Sniper' Beats 'Mockingjay, Part 1' as 2014's Top-Grossing Film

"American Sniper" is the highest-grossing film of 2014. The war drama has made $337.2 million since its limited release on Christmas Day. "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" was right behind with $336.9 million. But it was "Birdman" that flew away with the Oscar.

Harrison Ford remains hospitalized; son Ben says he is 'on the mend'

Harrison Ford remains hospitalized, continuing treatment following his plane crash onto a golf course last Thursday. The 72-year-old actor is doing well, but has not been cleared to go home. His son Ben Ford tweeted he's "on the mend and of strong mind body & spirit."

Mama June of 'Honey Boo Boo' Hospitalized for Pneumonia

Mama June Shannon was hospitalized over the weekend. The Honey Boo Boo star was treated for dehydration and pneumonia. She was released and ordered to take it easy for several days. Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson has stepped in to take care of the family.

Suge Knight Due Back in Court for Murder Case

Suge Knight has a hearing in a Los Angeles courtroom today about evidence in his murder case. His attorneys are asking a prosecutor to hand over potential evidence. He has pleaded not guilty. He has remained jailed since an altercation in a parking lot in late January.

Katy Perry and Kim Kardashian rock Givenchy in Paris

Katy Perry and Kim Kardashian were the queens of the night at Givenchy's star-studded show in Paris. They rocked all-black Givenchy outfits side-by-side as Kanye West, also in black, lurked in the back. They were dressed by Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci.

Nick Gordon under investigation for attempted murder

Bobby Brown's sister Leolah claims Nick Gordon is under investigation for the attempted murder of Bobbi Kristina. She claims they have strong evidence of foul play. She asked Dr. Phil not to give Nick a platform to speak. Nick Gordon recorded an interview last week.

Sean Penn has "no apologies" for his green card joke

Sean Penn has no apologies about his green card joke at the Academy Awards. When he opened the Best Picture envelope, he said, who gave this SOB his green card?" The winner "Birdman" was directed by a Mexican-born director. He and Penn remain close friends.

Taylor Swift Enjoys Girls Night Out With Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding and HAIM

Taylor Swift spent her weekend hanging out with female friends Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding and the HAIM sisters. They uploaded a series of photos and captioned one "Happy International Women's Day." They then went to a Las Vegas nightclub together.

Taylor Swift insuring legs for $40m

Taylor Swift is insuring her legs for $40 million. If something was to happen to her legs, she wouldn't be able to give her signature stage performances. She was ''embarrassed'' when she found out how much her legs are worth. Her world tour begins in May.

John Stamos Unnoticed by Fans When Visiting the 'Full House' Home

John Stamos recently paid a visit to the "Full House" home. He was standing in front of the famous TV landmark in San Francisco and no one noticed him. He played Uncle Jesse in the series. The cast reunited in January at the birthday party of the series creator Jeff Franklin.

Madonna Will Be on Kanye West's New Album, calls him "Black Madonna"

Madonna will be among the stars appearing on Kanye West's upcoming album, "So Help Me God". She and the rapper co-wrote one song together. He assisted her on some "Rebel Heart" tracks. "Rebel Heart" is out tomorrow. A release date for his album is still pending.

No Doubt and Usher to Headline Global Earth Day

The headliners for the upcoming Global Citizen Earth Day have been revealed. No Doubt and Usher are among the lineup. They are joined by My Morning Jacket, Fall Out Boy, Mary J. Blige, and Train. The event is April 18 on the National Mall in Washington D.C.

Blurred Lines Trial Enters Third Week

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' Blurred Lines copyright infringement trial will resume tomorrow (Tuesday). Jurors failed to reach a verdict on Friday. Marvin Gaye's adult children claim the song is similar to his 1977 classic Got to Give It Up. They want a cut of the profits.

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March 6, 2015

Harrison Ford crash lands vintage plane on golf course

Harrison Ford crash-landed his World War II-era airplane on a golf course after losing engine power. He suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries. He is 72. He landed just short of the Santa Monica Airport runway. He was pulled out by doctors on the golf course.

New York Radio Station Switches to All-Christmas Music Platform

Believe it or not, some people want to listen to holiday music all year round. WQSH-FM in Albany, N.Y. has switched from PopCrush 105.7 to Santa 105.7. The owners swear it's not a stunt. The switch happened Wed. They promise to play "everything from Sting to Bing."

Jury hears closing arguments in 'Blurred Lines' case

The jury in the copyright infringement trial over the song "Blurred Lines" resumes deliberations today. They are to decide if the song is a copy of Marvin Gaye's 1977 hit "Got To Give It Up." Robin Thicke & Pharrell Williams deny using Gaye's work to create the song.

'Dr. Phil' Set to Air Nick Gordon Intervention on March 11

The Dr Phil interview with Nick Gordon is Wednesday. He appears on the show with his mother Michelle. He says he has been experiencing "severe pain, mental anguish and panic attacks." It's also revealed he has been battling drug and alcohol addiction and is in rehab.

Carrie Underwood launches fitness clothing line Calia

Carrie Underwood has launched fitness clothing line Calia by Carrie Underwood. Dick's Sporting Goods will sell the clothes at stores and online. The clothing is for women who practice active lifestyles. Underwood says she's passionate about health and fitness.

Madonna: Working out saved me from injuries after fall

Exercising regularly has been like a prayer answered for Madonna: Thanks to staying active, she didn't suffer much after falling during her performance at the Brit Awards. At 56, she remains physically active. Her workout playlist includes hip-hop, house and dance music.

No, Drake isn't on tour

Drake will be performing in 8 cities beginning in May. So says a promoter who is already offering tickets to the shows. But Drake knows nothing about it. Fans have been duped into paying up to $350 per ticket. Drake's reps are tracking down the scammers for legal action.

Nick Jonas, Iggy Azalea, Jennifer Hudson to Perform at Kids' Choice Awards

Nick Jonas will host and perform at the Kids' Choice Awards. Other performers include Iggy Azalea, Jennifer Hudson and 5 Seconds of Summer. Voting for all categories is still open. Winners will be unveiled on Nickelodeon at 8 P.M. March 28.

Sylvester Stallone's 'The Expendables' to Be Turned Into TV Series

Sylvester Stallone is bringing "The Expendables" to television. The movie franchise is being developed as a series with Stallone producing. No actor is cast for the project yet. "The Expendables" film franchise spanned 3 movies. A female-centric spin-off is in the works.

Paula Patton Opens Up About Life After Robin Thicke Split

Paula Patton says she's doing well following her breakup from Robin Thicke. She admits it has been challenging, but believes she is stronger. She is moving on and is thankful for where she is in life. Shew is currently promoting her new fashion campaign for Ellen Tracy.

Alec Baldwin Reveals He Turned Down 'Good Morning America' Hosting Gig

Alec Baldwin has revealed he was offered a hosting job at 'GMA' in 1994. He was 36 then. He felt he was being used as a pawn to pressure someone else to sign. He went on to receive Golden Globe & Emmy nominations for 1995 TV film 'A Streetcar Named Desire.'

Case Closed on Lupita Nyong'o's Stolen Oscars Dress

The case in Lupita Nyong'o's stolen Oscars dress has been closed. Reps for Calvin Klein told the L.A. County Sheriff's Department they will not pursue the case any further. The dress has been returned by the thief. Despite fake pearls, the dress is worth $150,000.

JWoww sets wedding date

Jenni 'JWoww' Farley and Roger Matthews will marry on October 18 in New Jersey. The couple have been engaged since 2012. Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi and Sammi 'Sweetheart' Giancola will be her bridesmaids. Their 8-month-old daughter Meilani will be flower girl.

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MARCH 5 2015

Karrueche Tran splits from Chris Brown after baby reports

Karrueche Tran announced on Twitter she is ending her relationship with Chris Brown. Her post follows reports Brown fathered a 9-month-old baby girl with a longtime friend named Nia. "No baby drama for me" Tran wrote. Nia named the baby "Royalty". They live in Texas.

Pharrell tells jury he didn't copy Gaye music for hit song

Pharrell Williams was in court yesterday to testify in the copyright trial for "Blurred Lines." He told the jury he wrote the song, which sounds similar to Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up" from 1977. It was a big hit for Robin Thicke. Pharrell said he did not copy Gaye's song.

Neil Patrick Harris won't return to Oscar hosting

Neil Patrick Harris doesn't want to host another Academy Awards. He hosted for the first time last month, but it took up a lot of time. He was away from his family doing so many rehearsals. He experienced a mixed reception to his hosting stint, but enjoyed doing it.

Shania Twain to launch final tour in June (not coming here)

Shania Twain will launch her final tour this summer. It kicks off June 5 in Seattle and wraps up Aug 23 in Fresno. She will perform 48 shows. It's her first North American tour in over a decade. She completed a 2-year residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Vegas.

Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson Make It Nine Weeks On Top

Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk! has scored a ninth week at the top of the pop charts. Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud is second for a seventh week, while Maroon 5's Sugar rises to three. Ellie Goulding and Rihanna/Kanye West round out the top five.

Big Sean's 'Dark Sky Paradise' Lands Atop Billboard 200

Big Sean has scored his first No. 1 album with "Dark Sky Paradise". Right behind is Kid Rock's "First Kiss," his eighth top 10 album. The "Fifty Shades of Grey" soundtrack keeps its position steady at No. 3. Drake and Taylor Swift round out the top 5.

Nominations out for 2015 MTV Movie Awards

Nominees for the 24th MTV Movie Awards have been announced. "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Neighbors," and "The Fault in Our Stars" dominate with 7 nods each. Seth Rogen and Ansel Elgort are tied with five apiece. Comedian Amy Schumer hosts the show April 12.

'The Bachelor' Chris Soules Revealed as 'DWTS' Final Contestant

"The Bachelor" Chris Soules is the final contestant on DWTS. He'll be paired with pro dancer Witney Carson, who won last season with Alfonso Ribeiro. "The Bachelor" finale is Monday. Season 20 of DWTS begins the following Monday, March 16.

Nick Gordon Wishes Bobbi Kristina Happy Birthday as She Remains in Coma

Bobbi Kristina Brown turned 22 yesterday. Nick Gordon tweeted his feelings for her. She has been in coma for more than a month after being found by Nick and a friend face down in a bathtub. Nick has agreed to sit down and chat with Dr. Phil.

Justin Bieber on Men's Health Cover, Talks About Growing Up Too Fast

Justin Bieber goes shirtless again, this time on the cover of Men's Health. He turned 21 a few days ago. The April edition hits newsstands Tuesday. He talks about reinventing himself and growing up. He blames his behavior on spending his teenage years in the spotlight.

Nick Cannon acquires rural eight bedroom New Jersey estate

Nick Cannon is moving into a luxury estate in New Jersey. He wants to keep three-year-old twins Monroe and Morocco out of the spotlight. He is renting the property with an option to buy it. The rent is $11,000 a month. His mom will help him decorate it…not Mariah.

T.I. announces 'ATL' sequel

T.I. announced ATL 2 on Wednesday. The rapper and original stars Jackie Long, Albert Daniels and Jason Weaver are confirmed for the sequel. The original film in 2006 earned $21 million. It followed high school senior Rashad (T.I.) and his group of friends.

Lenny Kravitz Launching Tour Photo Exhibit

Lenny Kravitz is launching a photo exhibit featuring images he's taken during life on the road. Flash by Lenny Kravitz debuts in Los Angeles today with VIP guests. It will be there a month, then hit international galleries. He has canceled a tour of Australia and Asia.

Mark Wahlberg Teams Up With Motorcycle Company For Clothing Line

Mark Wahlberg has teamed up with Indian Motorcycle to create a limited edition unisex clothing line. It includes T-shirts for men and women. They approached him at a motorcycle rally in South Dakota last year. He shot to fame as an underwear model for Calvin Klein.

'Shadow of Mordor,' 'Monument Valley' win big at game awards

"Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor" is king of the Game Developers Choice Awards. It was honored as game of the year at yesterday's 15th annual ceremony. "Monument Valley" was honored for visual art, mobile & innovation. "Destiny" was honored for best technology.

Microsoft outlines plan to bridge Xbox and PC video gaming

Microsoft is investing heavily in training developers on how to create games that work across its platforms. Business has suffered with more people using smartphones & tablets. Microsoft plans to create universal apps that can run on both Xbox One and Windows 10.

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March 3, 2015

'Suge' Knight taken to hospital after court hearing

Suge Knight was in a court again yesterday. He told the judge he is suffering from blindness and other health complications. He also fired his lawyers handling his murder case. He was taken to a hospital for a 3rd time. His next hearing is March 9. He remains held without bail.

Cee Lo Green Fulfils Probation Requirements In 2013 Drug Case

Cee Lo Green will no longer have to attend any further court hearings relating to a 2013 drug charge. He completed 52 private alcohol counseling sessions. An ex-girlfriend accused him of slipping her ecstasy during a dinner date in Los Angeles in 2012.

Kelly Clarkson and Jimmy Fallon Perform Medley on 'Tonight Show'

Kelly Clarkson visited "The Tonight Show" to promote her new album "Piece By Piece." She teamed up with Jimmy Fallon for a "History of Duets" medley. They performed several popular duets dating back to the 1960s. She will promote the album on tour later this year.

Kanye West addresses Oxford Students

Kanye West gave a speech at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History yesterday. He said he regretted he didn't attend college. He approaches creativity like a sport. His biggest hangup: his ego. "If I can remove my ego, I think there's hope for everyone."

Ellie Goulding Joining 'The Voice' as Musical Advisor

"The Voice" is welcoming a new addition: Ellie Goulding. She will be an advisor for Adam Levine's team. Other advisers include Lionel Ritchie for team Pharrell Williams, Nick Jonas for team Christina Aguilera, and Meghan Trainor for team Blake Shelton.

Sara Gilbert welcomes baby boy with wife Linda Perry

Sara Gilbert shared the news of her new baby on "The Talk." Co-host Julie Chen announced on Monday's episode that Gilbert welcomed a son over the weekend. It's Gilbert's first with wife Linda Perry. Rhodes Emilio was born Saturday. Gilbert & Perry married in March 2014.

Sylvester Stallone Breaks Up Fight On Creed Set

Sylvester Stallone broke up an unscripted fight on the set of the upcoming Rocky spin-off, "CREED." A real fight broke out during a boxing match scene. In Creed, Stallone's Rocky Balboa is a trainer and mentor to the grandson of his former rival Apollo Creed.

Ethan Hawke Reteaming With Denzel Washington For The Magnificent Seven

Ethan Hawke is reuniting with Training Day co-star Denzel Washington for the remake of The Magnificent Seven. The original western came out in 1960 and starred Steve McQueen & Charles Bronson. Chris Pratt and Haley Bennett will co-star. No release date yet.

Katy Perry Releases Dancing Shark 'Onesie'

Katy Perry is cashing in on the dancing shark from her Super Bowl half-time show by releasing an official costume. She was joined onstage by two dancers dressed up like sharks. The 'Katy Perry Left Shark Belovesie' retails at $129 on her website.

Wiz Khalifa's new song takes shots at Amber Rose

Wiz Khalifa just turned up the heat in his custody war with Amber Rose. He laid down the rhymes for a track with Juicy J called "For Everybody." It includes hints that point toward Amber being the inspiration. The photo of Wiz and Juicy is from Wiz and Amber's wedding.

Baby Stops Crying After Hearing Taylor Swift's Song

A video has been posted to YouTube of a Taylor Swift song calming a crying baby. The six-month-old girl named Rosie is upset for being put to bed. When she hears 'Blank Space,' she stops crying. She starts crying loudly again after the music is shut off.

Ryan Phillippe Speaks About Battle With Depression

Ryan Phillippe has revealed he has been suffering with depression since childhood. He has convincingly played an array of emotionally damaged characters. He currently stars as Ben Crawford - a tormented man - in ABC'S news series 'Secrets And Lies.'

Pamela Anderson Quits Social Media

Pamela Anderson has shut down her Twitter and Facebook profiles. She did not provide a reason for her social media break. She tweeted, "Bye Bye Twitter, FaceBook and Instagram. Nothing personal." Her Instagram account is now private for friends & family.

Mumford & Sons details electronic third album 'Wilder Mind'

Mumford & Sons will trade its signature folk sound for a more electronic one in their third album 'Wilder Mind.' The new record will feature less banjo and more synthesizers. The new album is out May 4. A summer tour kick offs in Seaside Heights, New Jersey June 5.

Kevin Federline lines up spinning gig at nightclub near Disneyland

Kevin Federline has followed Paris Hilton, Jon Gosselin and Pauly D. He has become a music DJ at the Heat Nightclub in Anaheim. He'll earn $1,000 per show to start. His first show is this Saturday, along with DJ Prophet. Ex-wife Britney earns $475,000 per show in Vegas.

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March 2. 2-15

The movie classic "The Sound of Music" starring Julie Andrews premiered in New York on this date in 1965.

In 1877, Democrat Samuel J. Tilden won the popular vote for president. But the Electoral College instead voted for Republican Rutherford B. Hayes, who became president.

In 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in a game against the New York Knicks, an NBA record that still stands. Philadelphia won, 169-147.

A year ago today: "12 Years a Slave" won best picture at the Academy Awards.

Will Smith's 'Focus' tops box office with $19.1 million

"Focus" disrobed "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, taking in $19.1 million. "Kingsman: The Secret Service" was second with $11.8 million. "Spongebob was third with $11.2 million. "Fifty Shades of Grey" and "The Lazarus Effect" rounded out the top 5.

Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn take charity polar plunge in Chicago

Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn plunged into the icy waters of Chicago's Lake Michigan at a fundraiser for the Special Olympics. She and fiancé Taylor Kinney went in together. The air temperature was 20 degrees. The event included more than 4,500 other participants.

Two people shot inside nightclub during T.I., Young Jeezy concert

Two people were shot in Charlotte, N.C. Saturday at a concert that featured TI, Jeezy, and Yo Gotti. The incident took place at a nightclub inside the NC Music Factory entertainment venue. The club was hosting a "CIAA Weekend Takeover" party. No arrests so far.

Dakota Johnson's ISIS Sketch on 'SNL' Creates Controversy

Dakota Johnson was in a controversial ISIS sketch on "SNL." She and Taran Killam play a daughter/father in a parody of the Camry commercial. He sends her off to join the terrorist group. Critics called the sketch "insensitive." Others saw it as standard SNL satire.

Dress stolen from Lupita Nyong'o found in bag under sink

The dress stolen from Lupita Nyong'o's London hotel room last week was found under a bathroom sink in the same hotel. The dress was made of 6,000 crystal pearls on silk lame. Authorities placed its value at $150,000. It will be restored and archived by Calvin Klein.

Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies

Leonard Nimoy died Friday of an end-stage smoking-related lung disease. He was 83. He quit smoking 30 years ago. His final online post last Sunday on Twitter: "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP."

William Shatner Defends His Absence From Leonard Nimoy's Funeral

William Shatner is taking heat for being unable to attend Leonard Nimoy's funeral. He appeared at a charitable fundraiser. He sent his daughters Melanie and Lisabeth to the funeral. He replied on Twitter, "A lot of money was raised. So here I am; tell me off."

Madonna Plots Rebel Heart Tour for North America, Europe

Madonna has announced dates for an upcoming 35-city tour in support of her latest album Rebel Heart. Kicking off in Miami August 29th, the tour visits cities in North America, Europe & the UK through Dec. Tickets purchased online receive a deluxe download of the album.

Kanye West announces new album title on Twitter

Kanye West has announced on Twitter the title of his next solo CD. "New Album title..." West tweeted. "So Help Me God." He did not mention when the album will be released. "Only One," a collaboration with Paul McCartney, came out in January.

Ludacris Confirms Baby News In Sweet Beach Shot

Rapper Ludacris has confirmed reports his new wife is pregnant. Christopher Bridges proposed to longtime girlfriend Eudoxie on Christmas Eve. They married just hours later. Yesterday, they posted a photo of him kissing her baby belly on a beach on Instagram.

Justin Bieber celebrates his 21st birthday with bash on private island

Justin Bieber rented a private Caribbean island this weekend to celebrate his 21st birthday. He drank champagne and appeared to be affectionate with Hailey Baldwin & model Yovanna Ventura. Two friends gifted him with a restored 1965 Lincoln Continental last week.

Kim and Khloe Kardashian Among Stars Attending Ryan Seacrest's Birthday Party

Ryan Seacrest celebrated his birthday with celebrities on Saturday in Napa Valley. He turned 40 in December but waited 2 months to invite his friends for a big bash. Guests included Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Keith Urban.

Cindy Crawford Threatens to Sue Over 'Unretouched' Marie Claire Photo

Cindy Crawford is threatening to take legal action over the unauthorized publishing of her "unretouched" photo from Marie Claire magazine. The photo has been altered and went viral on the internet. Photographer John Russo has warned websites not to publish it.

Brownstone's Member Charmayne Maxwell Dies in Apparent Fall

Charmayne Maxwell, a member of 1990s R&B group Brownstone, died Saturday in Los Angeles at age 46. Her brother, Brandon, confirmed the news on Twitter. She fell and cut her neck on a broken wine glass. She is survived by her husband & son Nicolaj.

Khloe Kardashian & NeNe Leakes Eyed to Replace Kelly Osbourne

E! Entertainment is searching for Kelly Osbourne's replacement on "Fashion Police." Khloe Kardashian and Bravo's NeNe Leakes are being considered. Kelly Osbourne left Friday amid the drama stemming from Giuliana Rancic's comments about Zendaya's Oscars dreadlocks.

Seven New Dinosaurs of 'Jurassic World' Introduced

The "Jurassic World" website has been updated to include pictures of 7 more creatures visitors can meet when they visit the park. "Jurassic World" is opening in U.S. theaters June 12. The film is set 22 years after the events of the original "Jurassic Park."

Carly Rae Jepsen's New Single 'I Really Like You' Debuts Online

A new single from Carly Rae Jepsen titled "I Really Like You" has debuted online. She unveiled its artwork on Friday on Twitter. "I Really Like You" is the lead single from her next album set to hit stores later this year. The music video includes a flash mob dance in NYC.

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