The HollyWooWoo Report
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Phillip Phillips is the new 'American Idol'
To no one’s surprise, Phillip Phillips was crowned the 11th "American Idol" last night. He was the fifth male "Idol" winner in a row. He received the winning share of a record 132M votes. The last female to win, and the last non-white, was Jordin Sparks in 2007.
A night of stars, and an engagement
The “American Idol” finale was an all-star event. Performers included Jordin Sparks, Fantasia, Neil Diamond, Rihanna, Chaka Khan, John Fogarty, Aerosmith, Jennifer Lopez, and Jennifer Holliday. Former contestants Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo got engaged on stage.
Phillip Phillips to have surgery
Phillip Phillips will undergo kidney surgery in Georgia after completing publicity duties for “American Idol.” His health has plagued him throughout the season. He has a press tour in New York today. He may miss 1 or 2 dates on the "American Idol" tour this summer.
It's Kanye and Kim in Cannes (Can)
Kanye West showed off his short film and his celebrity girlfriend in Cannes. The rapper walked hand in hand with Kim Kardashian at the launch of "Cruel Summer" last night. "Cruel Summer" is a love story set in the Middle East, inspired by his new "G.O.O.D" album.
Snooki preparing nursery…for blue
It's a boy for Snooki…she and fiancé Jionni LaValle are welcoming a baby boy in September. They are deciding between two names – Lorenzo or Jionni Jr. Snooki says, "I thought it was going to be a girl. But it's still my baby, no matter what.” She’s also lost her “desire.”
Gotye Keeps Carly Rae Jepsen From The Top Of The Pop Charts
Gotye's “Somebody That I Used To Know” has landed the Aussie star a 6th week at number one. Carly Rae Jepsen‘s “Call Me Maybe” jumps up 2 spots to number two. Meanwhile, Adam Lambert's "Trespassing" is No. 1 on the album chart.
'G.I. Joe' gets new marching orders, moves to 2013
G.I. Joe won't be going into action on the big-screen this summer, after all. Paramount Pictures yanked its sequel "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" from its June 29 release date and rescheduled the movie for March 29 next year. The film will be converted to 3-D.
3 Doors Down guitarist Matt Roberts leaves band
3 Doors Down founding member and guitarist Matt Roberts has left the band because of health problems. A website statement says he has problems with blood circulation and other health issues. It calls the split amicable. The band was formed in Mississippi in 1996.
Bieber announces N. American concert tour
Justin Bieber has announced plans for a headlining North American concert tour to support his fourth studio album "Believe." Island Def Jam is to release the CD June 19. Carly Rae Jepsen will be special guest. The tour will visit 45 cities (none in Hampton Roads).
Justin Bieber Almost Quit Music
Justin Bieber almost quit music. He couldn’t cope with the pressure. It was only the love that he felt from his millions of fans that he decided to carry on. His new album 'Believe' will be released June 18 and is expected to be a worldwide smash.
Beastie Boys Recorded Music Before Adam Yauch Death
The Beastie Boys recorded new music before the death of Adam ''MCA'' Yauch. They had been in the studio laying down tracks despite MCA’s illness. He insisted they work on new songs as he fought cancer. The group is deciding which cuts to include in a tribute album.
Usher Accused Of Cheating On Wife With Bridesmaid
Usher has been accused of cheating on his ex-wife with her bridesmaid. He was questioned about his involvement with the woman during his appearance in a custody hearing in Atlanta. Maya Fox Davis was also his 2 kids’ nanny. The trial is in recess until July.
John Mellencamp Opens Art Exhibition
John Mellencamp has launched his own art exhibition in Nashville. He has put 49 paintings, created over the last four decades, on display at the Tennessee State Museum. It runs through June 10. His advice: “If you want a perfect likeness, take a picture."
The Hangover 3 To Shoot In Tijuana
The Hangover franchise was shot in Las Vegas and Thailand. The third installment will be shot primarily in Tijuana, Mexico. The first film in Vegas took in an incredible $467 million at the box office. The sequel, shot in Bangkok, earned $581 million.
Will Smith Kiss Reporter Apologises
The reporter who attempted to kiss Will Smith at the Moscow premiere of Men In Black 3 has apologized. Smith shoved the man away with a light back-handed slap across the face. The Ukrainian reporter said, “next time, if I meet him, I'll just shake his hand."
Jim Parsons confirms he is gay
Jim Parsons confirmed to The New York Times he is gay and in a 10-year relationship. The star of "The Big Bang Theory" did not identify his long-term partner, or go into detail about his private life. He is often seen with his boyfriend at awards shows & other industry events.
Bill Clinton poses with porn stars in Monaco casino
A new picture is making the rounds online. Bill Clinton is posing with 2 beautiful women in a Monte Carlo casino for a special "Nights in Monaco" gala event. The women are adult film actresses Tasha Reign & Brooklyn Lee. Brooklyn posted the pic to Twitter.
Anne Hathaway's Ex To Be Released From Prison
Anne Hathaway's ex-boyfriend will be released from a Pennsylvania prison today & deported to Italy. She & Raffaello Follieri dated 4 years before they split in June 2008. He went to prison for wire fraud, money laundering & conspiracy. She is engaged to Adam Shulman.