Conan O'Brien will be serving up buckets of golden popcorn. He's hosting this year's MTV Movie Awards April 13 at the Nokia Theatre. He previously hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2002 and 2006. Past hosts included Jimmy Fallon, Russell Brand, & Rebel Wilson.
'The Voice' Recap: Adam Levine Comes Home Empty Handed
Blind Auditions continued in the fourth episode of "The Voice" last night. Adam failed to score a single artist. Blake Shelton snagged a standout singer, Audra McLaughlin. So far, Team Shakira and Team Usher have 9 each, Blake has nabbed 6, and Adam has 7 singers.
John Travolta apologizes to Idina Menzel for flub
John Travolta has apologized to Idina Menzel for mangling her name during the Oscars. He called her "Adele Dazeem." Social media has been mocking him relentlessly ever since. She has put it behind her. She's preparing to star in a new Broadway musical.
Oscar pizza delivery man gets $1,000 tip
The pizza delivery man who fed stars at the Oscars Sunday has received his tips from host Ellen DeGeneres. She collected $600 in Pharrell's hat, but chipped in $400 for an even $1000. Ellen's Monday's episode was the highest-rated in the series' 11-year history.
Jared Leto dents Oscar award
Jared Leto has dented his Oscar Award. He accidentally hit it on a banister while showing it off to friends. He will stash it in the kitchen so he can look at it every time he comes home. ''The Oscar is sitting in my kitchen guarded by some vegan butter and a bag of popcorn.''
Judge orders Bieber video released with blackouts
Remaining police video clips of Justin Bieber after his January arrest will be made public with sensitive portions blacked out. A Miami Judge ruled airing the explicit portions of the videos would be an invasion of privacy. A trial date has not been set.
'RHONJ' couple plead guilty to fraud in NJ
RHONJ couple Teresa & "Joe" Giudice (jew-dice) have admitted engaging in financial fraud. They will be sentenced July 8. They are hoping for probation. They admitted submitting fraudulent mortgage and loan applications and fabricating tax returns and W-2 forms.
Michelle Obama Readies 'Women of Soul' Concert at White House
First lady Michelle Obama is hosting a White House concert celebrating women of soul. The lineup for tomorrow's concert includes Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Melissa Etheridge, Janelle Monae and Jill Scott. It airs live online and April 7th on PBS stations.
Mila Kunis to guest star on 'Two and a Half Men'
Mila Kunis will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Two and a Half Men. She will play a young, beautiful, free-spirited world traveler who shows up on Walden's doorstep. Walden is played by her fiancé, Ashton Kutcher. They were on That 70s Show from 1998-2006.
Katy Perry Comments On Sharing Kiss With Miley Cyrus
Katy Perry appeared on Australian talk-show 'Sunrise' to promote her upcoming world tour. She talked about the kiss with Miley Cyrus: "she tried to go deeper and I pulled away. God knows where that tongue has been." Katy's 'Prismatic Work Tour' starts May 7th in Ireland.
Beyonce's father successfully has child support payments lowered
Mathew Knowles just got his child support slashed because his income has plummeted. He has a 3-year-old son with Alexsandra Wright. To meet monthly expenses, he's liquidating his assets. His child support is reduced to $2,485 a month. Alexsandra is on food stamps.
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom Report $250,000 Robbery at Former Home
The former home of Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom was robbed recently. At least $250,000 worth of jewelry and other items were discovered missing from their Tarzana, Calif. house on Monday. Police are investigating. The property is on the market.
Pharrell Williams thinks collaborators were gracious
Pharrell Williams thinks Miley Cyrus and Daft Punk were ''gracious'' for agreeing to collaborate with him on his new record 'G I R L'. Justin Timberlake and Alicia Keys are also on the new album. He is pleased his fans have reacted well & to have had so much support.
Matthew McConaughey Selling T-shirts Featuring Famous Phrase
Matthew McConaughey has expanded his Just Keep Living brand with a line of T-shirts featuring his signature phrase "Alright, Alright, Alright". He first used the slogan in his break-out film Dazed & Confused. Proceeds benefit after-school fitness programs.
Keith Urban Launches T-shirt Line
Keith Urban is launching his own line of custom-made T-shirts. He has teamed up with designers at clothing company Industrial Revolution II to create the By Keith Urban line. The unisex collection is available for purchase on Urban's official website.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Fred Williamson is 76. Actress Samantha Eggar is 75. Actor Michael Warren is 68. Actor Eddie Hodges is 67. Singer Eddy Grant is 66. Rock musician Alan Clark (Dire Straits) is 62. Actress-comedian Marsha Warfield is 60. Magician Penn Jillette is 59. Actress Adriana Barraza is 58. Singer Rome is 44. Actor Kevin Connolly is 40. Actress Jill Ritchie is 40. Actress Jolene Blalock is 39. Actress Eva Mendes is 39. Model Niki Taylor is 39. Actress Kimberly McCullough is 36. Actor Sterling Knight is 25.
New cast of Dancing with The Stars:
Candace Cameron Bure NeNe Leakes
Amy Purdy Sean Avery Billy Dee Williams
Erin Andrews is joining the series as its new co-host.
The 18th season of "DWTS" premieres on ABC March 17.
The HollyWooWoo Report
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Jay Leno Appears on The Arsenio Hall Show to Announce Season 2 Renewal
Jay Leno dropped in on Arsenio Hall last night for a special announcement. Arsenio’s show has been renewed for a second season. Arsenio invited Jay to stick around and tell a few jokes. He told Arsenio he’s hosting the second season. Arsenio responded by faking a faint.
'American Idol' Top 13 Performances Recap
The "American Idol" Top 13 performed last night. They had to pick a song which reflected them as both a performer and a person. The night’s standout seemed to be Majesty Rose, who sang Janelle Monae's "Tightrope". All 3 judges gave her a positive review.
Jim Lange, 'The Dating Game' host, dies
Jim Lange, the first host of "The Dating Game," has died at his home in Calif. He was 81. His wife Nancy said he died Tuesday morning after suffering a heart attack. He also had a successful career in radio. He hosted The Dating Game from 1965 through the late 1970s.
Katy Perry & John Mayer Break Up ahead of tours
Katy Perry and John Mayer have reportedly split again after a year-and-a-half. He will continue touring internationally behind "Paradise Valley" in April, while her PRISMATIC world tour begins in May. Strangely, their rep has not confirmed nor denied reports of a breakup.
Andi the next Bachelorette
Andi Dorfman is the next "Bachelorette" this summer. She is prosecuting a murder trial in Atlanta, but has taken a leave of absence. The Fulton County D.A.'s Office has declined to say why. She removed herself from the current season of The Bachelor this week.
Disney's 'Frozen' Achieves Most Weeks At No.1's Since 'Titanic' Soundtrack
'Frozen' has topped the Billboard 200 for the fifth time. The album has now earned most weeks at No.1 for a movie soundtrack since 'Titanic' in 1998. 'Frozen' has been on the Billboard 200 for 13 weeks. It is nominated Sunday for Best Animated Feature.
Crowd control: Lady Gaga Denied Permit To Play At South By Southwest
Lady Gaga has been denied a permit to perform at the South By Southwest music festival in Texas next month. She was due to play on a stage built as a giant vending machine in the parking lot of a restaurant. She can perform, if the stage is moved to a larger venue.
Justin Bieber jail video shows unsteady walk
Justin Bieber walks unsteadily and appears to stumble while performing a sobriety test in a police video in Miami. None of the videos have any sound. Bieber has pleaded not guilty to DUI, resisting arrest and driving with an invalid license.
Justin Bieber's security guard has history of attacking photogs
A security guard for Justin Bieber admitted taking a camera from a photographer Tuesday afternoon. He told officers he wanted only to delete photos taken outside an Atlanta arcade Bieber had visited. Hugo Hesny also allegedly attacked a photographer in Miami in June.
Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Video is Blasphemous, Petition Says
Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" music video created controversy. A Change.org petition wanted it taken off YouTube or altered due to "blasphemy." A man is shown being burned, while wearing a pendant forming the word 'Allah'. The petition has since been closed.
Seth Rogen Talks About Mother-In-Law's Struggle With Alzheimer's Disease
Seth Rogen testified at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Alzheimer's disease. His mother-in-law was diagnosed with Alzheimer's at age 55. She lost all memory by age 60. He & wife Lauren created a Charity to educate young people about the disease.
Kim Kardashian brings North West to Paris
Kim Kardashian has taken daughter North West to Paris for the first time. She was previously criticized for leaving her at home with family. North is now 8 months old. Kim and mom Kris flew to Paris Tuesday, possibly to begin pre-wedding planning.
Bruno Mars Establishes Grammy Camp Scholarship
Bruno Mars has established a special scholarship program in his name. He’ll send talented students to the Grammy Foundation's summer music camp over the next 5 years. The Bruno Mars Scholarship Fund will support financially-strapped, aspiring student musicians.
Gwen Stefani's ShoeDazzle Line Launches
She’s got three clothing lines, a nail polish collection and a third baby on the way. Now, Gwen Stefani is adding shoes and handbags. Called Gx by Gwen Stefani, the collection consists of 24 shoe styles and 7 handbags. Her goal: comfort, style and the perfect fit.
Beyonce Stops Concert to Sing 'Happy Birthday' to Lucky Fan
Beyonce gave a birthday girl at her recent Birmingham concert an unforgettable gift. She stopped her show so she could sing "Happy Birthday. The lucky fan named Shehnaz Khan turned 22 that day. She was in the front row, wearing a birthday badge.
Rihanna to release concept album based on DreamWorks animation
Rihanna is in the upcoming 3D DreamWorks Animation movie, 'Home'. She voices a teenager called Gratuity 'Tip' Tucci. She will perform new songs. The release will coincide with the film this November. It also stars Jim Parsons, Jennifer Lopez & Steve Martin.
Rod Stewart, Santana unite for summer tour (not here)
Rod Stewart and Santana team up for an 18-city summer tour dubbed The Voice, The Guitar, The Songs. It kicks off May 23 in Albany, N.Y. and wraps Aug. 20. For now, the tour does not include Hampton Roads. Both have staged successful residencies in Las Vegas.
Lisa Kudrow owes $1.6 million to manager, jury says
A Los Angeles jury has decided actress Lisa Kudrow owes her ex-manager $1.6 million in back commissions. Scott Howard stopped working with Kudrow in 2007 and sued her in 2008. Her lawyer says she plans to appeal the verdict. "Friends" ran 10 seasons on NBC.
Janet Jackson Dismisses Divorce Rumors
Janet Jackson has dismissed new reports suggesting she is splitting from her husband Wissam Al Mana. They married a year ago. Her rep said "They are very happy and very much together.” The couple recently purchased a new home in New York.
Today's Birthdays: Actress Joanne Woodward is 84. Consumer advocate Ralph Nader is 80. Actor Howard Hesseman is 74. Rock singer-musician Neal Schon (Journey) is 60. Actor Adam Baldwin is 52. Actor Grant Show is 52. Actor Donal Logue (DOH'-nuhl LOHG) is 48. Rhythm-and-blues singer Chilli (TLC) is 43. Rock musician Jeremy Dean (Nine Days) is 42. Rhythm-and-blues singer Roderick Clark is 41. Country-rock musician Shonna Tucker (Drive-By Truckers) is 36. Actor Brandon Beemer is 34. Chelsea Clinton is 34. Rhythm-and-blues singer Bobby Valentino is 34. Singer Josh Groban is 33. Rock musician Jared Champion (Cage the Elephant) is 31. Actress Kate Mara is 31.
The HollyWooWoo Report
Wednesday February 26, 2014
Coldplay Surprises Fans By Dropping New Single 'Midnight'
Coldplay released a surprise single with no warning or promotion. The single 'Midnight' and music video is on their YouTube page. Chris Martin sings over a gentle electronic beat, while the band walk through a dark forest. There’s no release date yet for their 6th album.
Speed may be cause of Hayek brother's deadly crash
Los Angeles police say speed may be a factor in a deadly crash involving Salma Hayek's brother. 40-year-old Sami Hayek lost control on a curvy stretch of Sunset Boulevard Sunday afternoon. He hit a pickup truck. His ribs were broken, and his passenger was killed.
Robin Thicke Wants To Get Back Out On The Road
Robin Thicke has notified fans he will perform as scheduled tomorrow night in Washington DC. He postponed 3 concerts after news broke of his separation from his wife of 9 years, Paula Patton. He thanked fans for their well-wishes, & is ready to resume touring.
'The Bachelor' Recap: Andi bows out on her own
On The Bachelor, Juan Pablo got dumped again. Andi said she's not in love with him and left the show. She asked, "Are my standards too high?" She's doubting whether she would ever find love. Clare and Nikki will be in the finale. "The Women Tell All" airs next week.
'The Voice' Recap: Adam Levine Wins the 4-Chair Turns
The Blind Auditions continued in the second night of "The Voice" season 6. The episode ended with another 4-chair turn for Cary Laine, who sang "Better Dig Two" by The Band Perry. Adam and Usher have four singers each, while Shakira got three, and Blake got two.
Rihanna Joins Drake On Stage For Steamy Moment In Paris
Rihanna joined ex-boyfriend Drake on stage in Paris. She performed her hit track 'Pour It Up', and sang with Drake for their duet 'Take Care.’ They grinded on each other and got extremely close. Several fan videos were uploaded online.
Police videotape of Justin Bieber to become public
The public will soon be getting a new look at Justin Bieber from videotapes made by Miami Beach police when he was arrested. The State Attorney's Office said the 10 hours of video should become public this afternoon. Lawyers have asked to keep a few clips under seal.
Gabrielle Union on Being Raped at 19: 'I Hated Feeling Like a Victim'
Gabrielle Union talked about coping with a horrible experience in the past during an appearance on "The View" Tuesday. She was sexually assaulted at gunpoint while working at a shoe store at age 19. She now sees herself as a survivor, strong and independent.
Alec Baldwin To Play Newspaper Columnist On 'Law & Order' After Blasting Media
Media-hater Alec Baldwin will be playing a newspaper columnist in an episode of 'Law & Order: SVU.' He accuses the police of improperly investigating a rape case which could be a hate crime. He interferes with the crime unit's investigation. The episode airs March 19th.
The numbers are in: Britney's Vegas show is a hit
'Britney: Piece of Me' has grossed $10.9 million in just 16 shows. All 16 performances through Feb. 22 were sold out (72,000 tickets total). She’s performing in Planet Hollywood's Axis theater. The venue seats 4,600. She has 98 shows scheduled over two years.
'SNL' lines up Lena Dunham, Jim Parsons
Saturday Night Live returns from a mini-hiatus on March 1 with host Jim Parsons. Musical guest for the night will be Beck. The following week, Girls star Lena Dunham will make her SNL hosting debut on March 8. The National will also make their debut as musical guest.
Fifth Instalment Of Shrek Franchise Planned
DreamWorks Animation is developing a fifth instalment of the Shrek franchise. Shrek, which stars Mike Myers, first hit theatres in 2001 and the last film was released in 2010. A Shrek theme park attraction will open in London in 2015.
Marc Anthony discloses personal worth in child support case
Marc Anthony had to disclose his income in his child support fight with ex-wife Dayanara Torres. He earns $1.2 million every month. He gives her $28K a month and Jennifer Lopez $18,000 for their twins. Marc claims he’s worth $20.8 million ... of which $260K is in cash.
Jenna Fischer Pregnant With Second Child
Former ‘The Office’ star Jenna Fischer is pregnant. She and her husband, screenwriter Lee Kirk, are expecting their second child this summer. Their son Weston Lee was born in 2011. The couple wed in 2010 in a ceremony officiated by Survivor host Jeff Probst.
Two cast members out at RHOBH
Joyce Giraud and Carlton Gebbia reportedly won’t be back for Season 5 of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." They don’t have chemistry with the cast or viewers. They were clearly outsiders at the reunion show. Producers are already on the hunt for replacements.
Ghostbusters Sequel Still On After Ramis' Death
The second Ghostbusters sequel is still a go, despite the death of Harold Ramis. He had been scheduled to make a cameo appearance, along with original Ghostbusters Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. Filming is still set to start later this year.
Michelle Rodriguez Shares Naked Photo of Her Meditating
Michelle Rodriguez shows skin in her latest Instagram post. She uploaded a photo showing her meditating in the nude Tuesday morning. She’s sitting on grass facing the Ocean. Her back is to the camera. The photo was taken in Thailand, where she's on vacation.
George Michael's latest album to be released March 18
"Symphonica," George Michael's first album in seven years, is to be released March 18. The recording was made during Michael's 2011-12 "Symphonica" concert tour of the United Kingdom and Europe. The first single will be the ballad "Let Her Down Easy."
President George W. Bush to Have First Gallery Showing
President George W. Bush will show his paintings this April at his presidential library and museum in Dallas. The former president took up the hobby after leaving office in 2009. He told a painting teacher, "There's a Rembrandt trapped in this body. Your job is to find it."
Sara Bareilles Hires Bruno Mars' Manager
Sara Bareilles has found a new manager in Brandon Creed. He handles the careers of Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson. She split from longtime manager Jordan Feldstein within days of the Jan. 26 Grammy Awards. Bareilles is currently enjoying a career upsurge.
Akon Aiming To Provide Electricity To A Million African Households
R&B star Akon has launched an environmental project in Africa to provide electricity to one million households by the end of the year. The Akon Lighting Africa campaign aims to have homes across the continent equipped with solar panels. He is on a tour across Africa.
Today's Birthdays: Singer Fats Domino is 86. Singer Michael Bolton is 61. Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is 56. Singer Erykah Badu. Rhythm-and-blues singer Rico Wade (Society of Soul) is 42. Olympic gold medal swimmer Jenny Thompson is 41. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kyle Norman (Jagged Edge) is 39. Rhythm-and-blues singer Corinne Bailey Rae is 35. Pop singer Nate Ruess (roos) (fun.) is 32. Actor Alex Heartman ("Power Rangers Samurai") is 24.
CNN's prime-time talk show "Piers Morgan Live" is coming to an end. He succeeded Larry King in the 9 p.m. time slot three years ago. His future with CNN is undetermined. He believes Americans were tired of hearing a Brit weigh in on American cultural issues.
'LEGO' takes box office for third straight weekend
"The LEGO Movie" led the box office for the third weekend with $31.4 million. "3 Days to Kill" with Kevin Costner was a distant second with $12.3 million. "Pompeii" was third with $10.million; "RoboCop" 4th with $9.4 million; "The Monuments Men" fifth with $8.1 million.
Seth Myers ready to keep insomniacs awake on NBC’s Late Night
Last Monday it was Jimmy Fallon. Tonight, Seth Meyers steps into the spotlight, as he takes over NBC’s Late Night at 12:37 a.m. He plans to bring his own style to Late Night. He’s the show’s 4th host, following in the footsteps of David Letterman, Conan O’Brian and Fallon.
Brooke Burke-Charvet booted from 'DWTS'
Brooke Burke-Charvet won't return as co-host of "Dancing With the Stars." She co-hosted with Tom Bergeron for 7 seasons. Prior to that she was one of the show's professional dance contestants. Erin Andrews will be the new co-host when DWTS returns March 17.
'12 Years a Slave' wins four awards at NAACP Image Awards
Kevin Hart was named Entertainer of the Year at the NAACP Image Awards. He dedicated the prize to his mother, who recently passed away. "12 Years a Slave" won four awards. Forest Whitaker was honored with the NAACP Chairman's Award.
The Voice back tonight with blind auditions
The 6th season of The Voice returns to NBC tonight with judges Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira & Usher. The Voice beat Idol last spring among young adults, and knocked out Fox’s recently canceled The X Factor. Still, The Voice hasn't produced a major star.
Miley Cyrus And Katy Perry Share Kiss At 'Bangerz' LA Concert
Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry locked lips in front of a sold-out Los Angeles crowd. The kiss occurred during Miley’s 'Bangerz' concert at the Staples Center Saturday night. She was performing 'Adore You.' "I just kissed a girl and I liked it," Miley said to the crowd.
Paula Deen says she's 'back in the saddle'
Paula Deen held a cooking demonstration at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival in Miami Sunday. She apologized for past indiscretions and added, "I am not a quitter." Paula Deen Ventures will oversee her restaurants, cookbooks and product endorsements.
Alec Baldwin says he's leaving public life
Another day, another rant for Alec Baldwin. This time, he wrote a 5,000-word essay in 'New York Magazine.' He said he’s done living in New York & plans to return to L.A. He’s tired of being harassed by celebrity media. And he’s angry MSNBC cancelled his talk show.
Kiss says it won't play at Rock HOF induction
The band Kiss has decided not to perform at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. There’s a dispute over who should be there…the original members, or the new ones. They will not all perform together. Kiss began in 1973. The induction is April 10 in NYC.
Sam Worthington Arrested In NYC For Punching Photographer
Sam Worthington, star of the 2009 film 'Avatar,' is facing criminal charges after getting arrested in NYC. He punched out a paparazzo that kicked his girlfriend in the shin. The photographer was charged with assault. Worthington was given a Feb. 26 court date.
Atlanta Neighborhood Petitioning To Keep Justin Bieber Out
The Atlanta neighborhood Justin Beiber plans to live in wants him out. They don’t want his behavior or lifestyle influencing their children. Justin is renting a house from rap mogul Dallas Austin. The neighbors have started a petition to have Beiber evicted.
Justin Bieber Rejects Plea Deal In DUI Case Over Random Drug Test
Justin Bieber is rejecting a plea deal over his DUI arrest in Miami in January. It includes community service, a class on alcohol abuse, and random drug testing. He will not accept any deal that includes probation. The case goes to trial on March 3rd.
Eminem & Rihanna To Tour Together In August
Eminem and Rihanna recently took "The Monster" to the top of the Hot 100. Now, the pair will hit the road together for The Monster Tour this August. They’re confirmed for New York, Los Angeles, & Detroit. They had a No. 1 hit together with "Love The Way You Lie" in 2010.
Hulk Hogan Returns To WWE To Be The Host Of This Year's WrestleMania
60 year-old Hulk Hogan (Terry Bollea) will return to WWE's Monday Night Raw for the first time in six years. He’s the host of the 30th anniversary of WrestleMaina in New Orleans in April. Tonight’s appearance coincides with WWE's launch of their new streaming network.
NBC's 'Heroes' 'reborn' in 13-episode event
NBC's sci-fi series Heroes is being revived as a 13-episode limited series. The series, which aired from 2006-2010, will return in 2015 as Heroes Reborn. The characters and plots will be introduced in a digital series that will precede the premiere.
Last surviving singing von Trapp sibling dies at 99
Maria von Trapp, the last surviving singing member of the von Trapp family, has died at her home in Vermont. She was 99. Her family’s story was featured in the Oscar-winning musical, "The Sound of Music." She was one of 7 children. She was named after her mother.
NBC orders Jennifer Lopez cop drama
NBC has ordered 13 episodes of a new cop drama starring Jennifer Lopez. "Shades of Blue" will feature Lopez as a single mother and dirty cop recruited to work for the FBI's undercover anti-corruption task force. The show will air in the 2015-16 season.
Oscars consolation gift bags worth $80,000
Consolation gift bags worth $80,000 will be given to Academy Award nominees who don't win. Among the goodies: a vaginal rejuvenation procedure, hair restoration surgery, various spa & therapy services, & stays at a variety of resorts. The Awards air next Sunday.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Abe Vigoda is 93. Actor Barry Bostwick is 69. Actor Edward James Olmos is 67. Singer-writer-producer Rupert Holmes is 67. Rock singer-musician George Thorogood is 64. Actress Debra Jo Rupp is 63. Actress Helen Shaver is 63. News anchor Paula Zahn is 58. Baseball Hall of Famer Eddie Murray is 58. Actor Mark Moses is 56. Singer Michelle Shocked is 52. Actor Billy Zane is 48. Actress Bonnie Somerville is 40. Rhythm-and-blues singer Brandon Brown (Mista) is 31. Rock musician Matt McGinley (Gym Class Heroes) is 31. Actor Wilson Bethel is 30.
by Mary Catherine Woods,posted Feb 21 2014 10:42AM
The HollyWooWoo Report
Friday, February 21, 2014
3 Days to Kill - A dying Secret Service Agent trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter is offered an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for one last assignment. Stars Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Amber Heard, and Connie Nielsen. Rated PG-13.
Pompeii - A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him. Stars Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Jared Harris, and Kiefer Sutherland. Rated PG-13.
Christina Aguilera Announces Engagement And Pregnancy
The Voice coach Christina Aguilera is not only newly engaged, but is also expecting. Fiance Matt Rutler was a production assistant on the set of her 2010 movie Burlesque. Aguilera was previously married to Jordan Bratman. They have a 6-year-old son, Max.
American Idol: The Top 13 Revealed
American Idol named its Top 13 of Season 13 last night. Viewer votes and judges' wild cards determined who ended up among the finalists. The competition heats up next Wednesday, when the 13 finalists perform live for viewer votes.
It's a Girl for Danny Masterson and Bijou Phillips
Danny Masterson is officially outnumbered by ladies at home. His wife, actress and singer Bijou Phillips, welcomed a daughter on Feb. 14. Fianna Francis Masterson weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces. Masterson and Phillipps married in October 2011.
Pregnant Kendra Wilkinson: 'No More Kids After This One'
Kendra Wilkinson is planning to undergo surgery after her second child is born later this year. She doesn’t want any more children. Her first child with husband Hank Baskett was born four years ago. The couple is expecting a little girl in May.
A$ap Rocky, J.cole And Meek Named Forbes' Hip Hop Cash Kings Of 2014
Forbes magazine has named rappers A$Ap Rocky, J.Cole and Meek Mill among the Hip-Hop Cash Princes of 2014. Only artists under age 30 are eligible for the list. Rounding out the list: Azealia Banks, Big Sean, Chance the Rapper, French Montana, Tyga, and Wale.
Train strikes Allman biopic film crew, woman dead
A woman working with a film crew was struck and killed by a train while making a biopic about musician Gregg Allman. "Midnight Rider" is being filmed in Georgia. The crew had placed a mattress on a set of railroad tracks. Several other crew members were injured.
Man arrested for groping Modern Family star’s chest
Australian police have charged a man with indecently assaulting actress Sarah Hyland of ‘Modern Family.’ The cast is in Sydney to shoot an Australian episode. Hyland was posing for pictures when a man groped her chest. He was arrested, & is due in court March 14.
Pharrell's Grammy Hat Up for Auction
Fans of Pharrell Williams' iconic hat from this year's Grammys, take note: now, you can own it. In a partnership with eBay, he is putting the hat up for auction. Proceeds will benefit his educational non-profit organization. It'll be available through March 2.
Judge to review Justin Bieber video before release
A judge will review police video made shortly after Justin Bieber's recent Miami Beach arrest. Clips depict him urinating into a cup as part of a drug test. Bieber’s March 3 trial date will be delayed. He has pleaded not guilty to DUI, resisting arrest, & an expired license.
Bassist suspended indefinitely by 3 Doors Down
The bassist for 3 Doors Down has been suspended by the band following his DUI arrest. Todd Harrell was charged Tuesday in Mississippi with a second-offense DUI/drug. The band says it is encouraging Harrell to "address and resolve his problems."
50 Cent signs with new label, next album out June 3
50 Cent has decided to part ways with Interscope and go independent. He and G-Unit Records have signed a distribution and services agreement with Caroline/Capitol Music Group. He will launch his new agreement with his new album, "Animal Ambition," June 3.
Man sues Chris Brown, bodyguard for $3M
A man who claims he was punched in the face by Chris Brown and his bodyguard outside a Washington hotel is suing for $3 million. Lawyers for Parker Isaac Adams say he had head and face injuries. The October attack allegedly happened after Adams stepped into a photo.
Man found guilty in the death of singer Usher's stepson
Jeffrey Hubbard was found guilty Thursday in the Georgia death of singer Usher's 11-year old stepson, Kile Glover. Hubbard was arrested last March for running over the boy with a personal watercraft on a Georgia lake in 2012. Kile was the son of Usher's ex-wife Tameka.
Ne-Yo's New Album Will Be 'Predominately R&B'
Sorry dance fans, Ne-Yo is going back to R&B. He will be returning to his "roots" on the next album, due out this summer. He dropped a new mixtape, "3 Simple Rules," on Valentine's Day. The 3-song release blends slow and mid-tempo cuts, playing out on love regulations.
Megan Fox, Brian Austin green name new son ‘Ransom’
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green have named their new baby Bodhi Ransom Green. He was born February 12th. Bodhi is Fox's second child with Green -- she gave birth to their first son Noah in 2012. Green has another son Kassius from a previous relationship.
Jimmy Kimmel pranks the Olympics with Sochi wolf video from Kate Hansen
Jimmy Kimmel has admitted being behind a prank on YouTube. Luger Kate Hansen posted a video of a wolf in her Sochi hotel hallway. Kimmel admitted the 17 second clip is a fake. Kate Skyped into Kimmel’s show last night.
Oprah Winfrey Buys Half-sister Dream Home
Oprah Winfrey is helping her half-sister achieve her career goals by paying for her college education and buying her a new house. Patricia Lofton was given up for adoption in 1963, when Oprah was 9. Oprah is giving her a monthly allowance. The home is in Wisconsin.
Oksana Grigorieva forfeits remaining breakup settlement due to radio interview
Oksana Grigorieva violated her confidentiality agreement. She did a radio interview in October and talked about ex BF Mel Gibson. A judge has ruled she forfeited the remaining installments of her $750,000 settlement. She has also filed bankruptcy.
Today's Birthdays: Film/music company executive David Geffen is 71. Actress Christine Ebersole is 61. Actor William Petersen is 61. Actor Kelsey Grammer is 59. Actor Christopher Atkins is 53. Actor William Baldwin is 51. Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt is 35. Singer Charlotte Church is 28. Actress Ashley Greene is 27. Actress Ellen Page is 27. Actor Corbin Bleu is 25. Actress Hayley Orrantia ("The Goldbergs") is 20.
Jimmy Fallon left no doubt "The Tonight Show" fits him like a glove. He remained funny, gracious, bubbly & comfortable. He was welcomed by a parade of celebrities. His band The Roots added 2 members. He told viewers, "I'm Jimmy Fallon...I'll be your host - for now."
'LEGO Movie' wins 2nd straight weekend
"The LEGO Movie" led the box office for the second weekend with $48.8 million. "About Last Night" was second with $27 million. "RoboCop" was third with $21.5 million; "The Monuments Men" fourth with $15 million; "Endless Love" fifth with $13.3 million.
Bob Costas back as pink eye continues to heal
Bob Costas was back as NBC prime-time host after six days out with an eye infection. He thanked subs Matt Lauer & Meredith Vieira, & viewers who supported him, while apologizing for the uncomfortable distraction. His eyes looked better, but are not fully healed.
How I Met Your Mother' cast reads 'Late Show' Top 10
The cast of "How I Met Your Mother" read the Top Ten list on the "Late Show" last night. The category was "Surprises in the final episode of 'How I Met Your Mother.'" "How I Met Your Mother" returns to CBS on Feb. 24 for its final seven episodes.
'Monuments Men' to screen at the White House tonight
The cast and crew of "The Monuments Men" will attend a screening of the World War II picture at the White House. Tonight’s event in the Family Theater will not be open to the press. Star and director George Clooney is expected to be among the cast.
Marvel's 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Trailer To Have Premiere On Jimmy Kimmel
'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' will debut the trailer for Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy'. The trailer will be shown on tonight’s episode. Kimmel is now doing late-night battle with Jimmy Fallon. ‘Guardians of the Galaxy' releases in theatres on August 1st.
'Idol' is set to go live and welcome Jackson back
American Idol revs up this week with this season's first live shows. Randy Jackson returns as a mentor for what's being called Rush Week. The girls sing tonight, the boys tomorrow. The final 13 are revealed Thursday. This week's shows face the Olympics.
Simon Cowell Leaves Hospital with Baby Eric
Simon Cowell and girlfriend Lauren Silverman became parents on Friday, on Valentine's Day. They left a New York hospital Sunday with Eric Philip sleeping in his car seat. Simon is filming Britain's Got Talent, so he’ll be flying back and forth across the Ocean.
Emily Blunt gives birth to a daughter
Actor John Krasinski announced via Twitter that his wife, actress Emily Blunt, has given birth to their first child, a daughter. They were married in 2010. John wrote, "Emily and I are so incredibly happy to welcome our daughter Hazel into the world today! Happy bday!"
Pete Wentz's girlfriend is pregnant
Pete Wentz announced via Instagram Monday his girlfriend, model Meagan Camper, is pregnant with their first child. He also has a 5-year-old son named Bronx with his ex-wife Ashlee Simpson. He did not say what the baby's gender or anticipated due date are.
Michael Lohan, girlfriend Kate whip up spat to get into the news
Michael Lohan and girlfriend Kate Major had a domestic spat last night, and the Boca Raton Police were called. She claims he threatened her with a knife, he says she was drunk. He wants custody of their son. Police spoke to them, then left.
David Crosby postpones shows after heart surgery
David Crosby has undergone heart surgery and is postponing his sold-out California shows. The 72-year-old had a cardiac catheterization last week to fix a blocked coronary artery. He's expected to make a full recovery. Crosby underwent a liver transplant in 1994.
Khloe Kardashian Urges Public To Ditch Fur In Daring Fashion Statement
The Kardashian sisters were on a shopping trip in New York’s SoHo neighborhood yesterday. Khloe wore a large faux fur coat with an expletive about real fur on the back in bright red paint. She appeared fully nude in a PETA campaign in 2008, but she’s no longer with them.
Omarosa running to join L.A. school board
Omarosa is running for a seat on the L.A. Unified School District. She says she’s passionate about helping kids out of poverty and making them safe. She has no children of her own. She just got her certification as an L.A. District teacher. The election is June 3.
Mary Grace Canfield, Ralph of 'Green Acres,' dies at 89
Character actress Mary Grace Canfield, best known as Ralph the carpenter on TV's "Green Acres," has died of lung cancer. She was 89. She died Saturday at a hospice in Santa Barbara. Her TV career included "Bewitched," "General Hospital," and "The Love Boat."
Actor Christopher Malcolm dead at 67
Scottish actor Christopher Malcolm has died at the age of 67, his daughter announced via Twitter. No cause or location of his death was mentioned. Besides his British works, he appeared in "The Empire Strikes Back," "Reds," "Highlander" and "Labyrinth."
Today's Birthdays: Actor George Kennedy is 89. Former Sen. John Warner of Va. is 87. Singer Yoko Ono is 81. Actress Cybill Shepherd is 64. Singer Juice Newton is 62. Actor John Travolta is 60. Game show host Vanna White is 57. Actor Matt Dillon is 50. Rapper Dr. Dre is 49. Actress Molly Ringwald is 46. TV personal trainer Jillian Michaels is 40. Rock-singer musician Regina Spektor is 34. Actress Maiara Walsh is 26.
About Last Night - New love for two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world. Stars Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, and Joy Bryant. Rated R.
RoboCop - In 2028 Detroit, a cop is critically injured in the line of duty. The multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. Stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, and Abbie Cornish. Rated PG-13.
Winter's Tale - A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her. Stars Russell Crowe, Will Smith, Jessica Brown Findlay, and William Hurt. Rated PG-13.
Endless Love - The story of a privileged girl and a charismatic boy whose instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart. Stars Gabriella Wilde, Alex Pettyfer, Robert Patrick, and Bruce Greenwood. Rated PG-13.
Adult World (Limited) - Amy, a naive college graduate who believes she's destined to be a great poet, begrudgingly accepts a job at a sex shop while she pursues a mentorship with reclusive writer Rat Billings. Stars Emma Roberts, John Cusack, Evan Peters, and Cloris Leachman. Rated R for explicit content.
'Waltons' patriarch Ralph Waite dies at 85
Ralph Waite, the father on the TV series "The Waltons," died Thursday. He was 85. Cause of death has not been released. He appeared in episodes of "NCIS" as the dad of star Mark Harmon's character. "The Waltons" aired on CBS from 1972 to 1981.
Winter Storm Shuts Down TV And Film Production In Georgia
The winter storm brought production on TV shows and movies in Georgia to a halt. The latest Hunger Games sequel, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Drop Dead Diva and Devious Maids are all on hold. More than 400,000 homes & businesses were without power.
Kendall Jenner struts at fashion show in see-through top
Kendall Jenner walked the high fashion runway in New York last night. What nature gave her could easily be seen through a sheer brown top at the Marc Jacobs fashion show. Her sisters congratulated her online. Kendall's “assets” were last seen in sheer black.
American Idol Semifinalists Chosen
American Idol put the remaining contestants out of their misery by selecting the rest of the semifinalists. The lucky 13 join the 17 chosen Wed. night in the live rounds next week, also called Rush Week. It also marks the return of Randy Jackson in his debut as mentor.
3 models grace Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover, with Barbie inside
Sports Illustrated is marking the 50th anniversary of its swimsuit issue with 3 models on the cover. Chrissy Teigen, Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge pose in the waters of the Cook Islands, wearing skimpy bikini briefs. Barbie has a feature inside, along with the supermodels.
Megan Fox welcomes second son
Megan Fox has become a mother for the second time. She welcomed her second son with husband Brian Austin Green yesterday. Brother Noah is now 2. Brian also has another son, 11 year old Kassius, with his ex-partner Vanessa Marcil.
Lil Kim's Baby Daddy Is Rapper Mr. Papers
Pregnant rapper Lil Kim's longtime boyfriend Mr. Papers has identified himself as the father. She showed off her growing baby bump while attending New York Fashion Week. Aspiring rapper/producer Mr. Papers has been dating Kim on and off for the past few years.
American Idol Alum Bucky Covington Expecting First Child
American Idol alum Bucky Covington and his fiancée Katherine are expecting a baby. This will be the first child for Covington and publicist Katherine Cook, who is due this fall. Covington placed eighth during Season 5, and released his most recent album in 2012.
Justin Bieber house-hunting in Atlanta
Justin Bieber is looking at homes in the Atlanta area. He lived in Atlanta briefly when he first moved to the United States. He also likes the privacy. He’s not abandoning L.A. He's been looking at 20 acre estates in Hidden Valley, 20 miles from his current home in Calabasas.
Figure Skating Superstar Pulls Out Of Olympics, Retires
Beloved Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko has pulled out of the Sochi Winter Olympics. The four-time Olympic medalist announced he would never compete again. He has had 12 surgeries, mostly for back issues. His skating display left many fans breathless.
Minaj uses Malcolm X, racial slur in cover art
Nicki Minaj has apologized for using a photo of Malcolm X with a rifle in his hands and juxtaposing it with a racial slur for her new song. She has been roundly criticized on social media. She said she wrote the song “Lookin” to empower women. It’s on her next album.
Mariah Carey Admits American Idol Was "Not What I Signed Up For"
Mariah Carey says she wanted to be a mentor, not a judge, on American Idol. She appeared in the 12th season and didn’t return. She says viewers did not see the real Mariah. She hated all the unnecessary drama that occurred, mainly between her and Nicki Minaj.
Pink Shoots Dance Video In Support Of Women's Rights Campaign
Pink has recorded a high-energy video in support of the women's rights campaign, One Billion Rising for Justice. She performs with her tour crew to the song Break The Chain, wearing T-shirts with the foundation's logo. The goal is to end violence against women.
Jim Parsons Booked To Make 'SNL' Hosting Debut March 1st
Jim Parsons of 'The Big Bang Theory' will be joined by musical guest Beck when SNL returns March 1st. It’s Parson’s first time as host and Beck’s 7th appearance. Longtime cast member Seth Meyers is now host of Late Night. He’s replaced by comedian Colin Jost.
Drake: Rihanna is the 'ultimate fantasy'
Drake claims Rihanna is the ''ultimate fantasy'' woman. They had a brief fling in 2009, but are now just friends. He told Rolling Stone magazine: ''She's the ultimate fantasy. We have fun together, she's cool. But we're just friends.” He’s still looking for the right woman.
Elton John's 'Million Dollar Piano' hits theaters in March
The Million Dollar Piano, Elton John's lavish show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, has been captured in a concert film. It hits movie theaters nationwide in March. The show has grossed roughly $42.5 million. The piano is outfitted with 68 LED video screens.
Drop Dead Diva Will End After Sixth Season
Drop Dead Diva's upcoming sixth season will be the show's last. Lifetime promises that "all will be revealed" in the final season. The show is about a shallow model who dies in an accident and is resurrected in the body of a plus-sized attorney. The premiere is March 23.
Today's Birthdays:TV personality Hugh Downs is 93. Actress-singer Florence Henderson is 80. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is 72. Magician Teller (Penn and Teller) is 66. Opera singer Renee Fleming is 55. Actress Meg Tilly is 54. Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly is 54. Singer-producer Dwayne Wiggins is 53. Actor Simon Pegg is 44. Rock singer Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty) is 42. Actor Matt Barr is 30. Actor Jake Lacy is 28. Actress Tiffany Thornton is 28. Actor Freddie Highmore is 22.
Well, here we are in the THICK of winter. This groundhog had bad news for us...and there's not a lot going on except for cold winds and grey skies. However, there is something I do like about the "3 months of cold" we get here in the 757.
People seem to want to talk more during the winter. It's the next best thing to going insane with cabin fever, I suppose. So, let's talk.
I get a lot of requests for 'where' I am on social media. To me, while I am on all of the 'buzz' platforms I should be, I still find that Facebook is the quickest and easiest way to find me online. Sure if you want to #hashtag everything, there's twitter, pheed, and all the others...but for me, I like how you can have a long and intelligent conversation on Facebook without a million abbreviations and a bunch of 160 charachter limitations.
So if you'd like to find me online, try my Facebook First:
The HollyWooWoo Report
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
NBC's Tom Brokaw diagnosed with cancer
Sad news to report ... TV anchor Tom Brokaw has cancer!!! However -his doctors are optimistic about his treatment and encouraged by his progress. He is contributing to NBC coverage of the Winter Olympics. He turned 74 on Feb. 6. Fight on Tom!
Taylor Swift Chops Off Long Locks To Celebrate End Of Tour
'The Chop' is very popular - and it's not a salad! Pop star Taylor Swift cut off her long hair on Tuesday to celebrate the end of her year-long world tour. It ended at London's O2 Arena. She uploaded a photo to Instagram, posing with Ellie Goulding. Fans speculate the short cut was inspired by late actress Shirley Temple.
#iamsorry: Shia LaBeouf zones out at performance art show
Shia LaBeouf put on the weirdest art show in L.A. yesterday. He confronted fans one by one, offering them a variety of objects from his career. He then meets with them in the gallery with a bag over his head. A tabloid photographer noted his eyes were bloodshot.
First lady's state dinner gown by Carolina Herrera
Michelle Obama chose a Venezuelan-American designer for the gown she wore to last night’s state dinner. The gown by Carolina Herrera reflected French aesthetics. She also wore Herrera's work at a September luncheon in NY for the spouses of foreign dignitaries.
Justin Bieber's Wax Work Severely Damaged From Excessive Groping
Justin Bieber's wax figure in the Madame Tussaud's New York exhibit has been removed. It has been damaged by fans groping and fondling the statue. There were no barriers or rails around it. A more grown-up version of Bieber in wax will be replacing it…and protected.
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones plan to renew vows
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are reportedly planning to renew their wedding vows. They separated last August after 14 years but reconciled later in the year. The likely date would be their shared birthday, on Sept. 25. They will also be apart 1 month a year.
Philip Seymour Hoffman's diaries found
Police found 2 diaries belonging to Philip Seymour Hoffman in his apartment. They feature detailed accounts about his battle to stay sober before his death on February 2. Most of the hand-written entries were made during Philip's stint in rehab last year.
Soleil Moon Frye Gives Birth To Baby Boy, Welcomes Third Child
Punky Brewster is a mom for the 3rd time!!! Actress Soleil Moon Frye and husband Jason Goldberg welcomed a baby boy Monday. They also have 2 daughters, Poet (8) and Jagger (5). Soleil is best known as Punky Brewster in the 1980s. Her husband is a television producer.
Owen Wilson welcomes a new son…with personal trainer
Owen Wilson is a new dad. Finn Lindqvist Wilson was born at Cedars Sinai in L.A. on Jan. 30th. The mom is 42-year-old personal trainer Caroline Lindqvist, who's going thru a divorce. Finn is Owen's second son. Ex-GF Jade Duell had Robert Ford Wilson in 2011.
Rihanna says accountant wiped out her bank account in 2009
Rihanna claims she was "effectively bankrupt" by the end of 2009. She started the year with $11 million. She is suing her accountant for gross mismanagement. She also claims her 2009 tour was a financial loss. Her net worth is now estimated at $43 million.
Kim Kardashian to Create Baby Clothing Collection
Kim Kardashian is creating an affordable clothing line exclusively for babies. It launches in March. She wants parents to enjoy the same clothes she makes for baby North. She already has experience in designing thanks to her women's clothing line, Kardashian Kollection.
Madonna Premiering Skin Care Brand in Japan
MDNA Skin, Madonna's new skin care brand, will have an official launch in Japan today. The treatment features a skin rejuvenator, a chrome clay mask and an exclusive serum for the product. MDNA Skin will be available in Japan through Feb. 26.
'Brady Bunch' reunion planned for 'The Talk,’ ran from 1969-1974
The cast of "The Brady Bunch" will celebrate the 80th birthday of matriarch Florence Henderson on "The Talk." The episode airs Thursday. Maureen McCormick (Marcia) will not be participating. The dad, Robert Reed, died of colon cancer in 1992.
How I Met Your Dad will try to duplicate success of “Mother”
A How I met Your Mother pilot is being produced for CBS. How I Met Your Dad will be filmed in Los Angeles. The show will feature new characters. In Dad, Sally is "a female Peter Pan who has no idea of where she's going in life." HIMYM airs its last episode March 31.
Lady Gaga Films Music Video Project With Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Cast
Lady Gaga has filmed a music video with the cast of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. It was taped shortly after the dramatic RHOBH reunion special. Gaga is a known fan of the Housewives franchise. No word yet on when and where it will air.
Today's Birthdays: Baseball Hall-of-Fame sportscaster Joe Garagiola is 88. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Bill Russell is 80. Actor Joe Don Baker is 78. Author Judy Blume is 76. Actor Michael Ironside is 64. Rock singer Michael McDonald is 62. Actress Joanna Kerns is 61. Actor-talk show host Arsenio Hall is 58. Actor John Michael Higgins is 51. Actor Josh Brolin is 46. Singer Chynna Phillips is 46. Rock musician Jim Creeggan (Barenaked Ladies) is 44. Rhythm-and-blues musician Keri Lewis is 43. Actor Jesse Spencer is 35. Actress Sarah Lancaster is 34. Actress Christina Ricci is 34. NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III is 24.