The HollyWooWoo Report
Friday, June 8, 2012
In Theaters This Weekend:
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted – (Animated) The animals are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style. Features the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Cedric the Entertainer. Rated PG.
Prometheus - A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. Stars Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender and Sean Harris. Rated R.
Bel Ami – (Limited Release) A man travels through 1890s Paris using his wits and powers of seduction to rise from poverty to wealth. Stars Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci and Kristin Scott Thomas. Rated R.
'American Idol' winner Phillips undergoes surgery
"American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips is recovering from surgery to remove kidney stones. A spokeswoman for “Idol” producer 19 Entertainment said the Wednesday operation went well. Phillips will be ready for the July 6 start of the "American Idol" national concert tour.
Rihanna into top 10 for 22nd time
Rihanna registers her 22nd top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Her dance-infused "Where Have You Been" jumps to #9. Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, spends an 8th week at No. 1. Madonna has had a record 38 top 10s over her career.
Simon Cowell Battling Bronchitis
Simon Cowell has been sidelined by bronchitis. He has pulled out of X Factor audition rounds in Kansas today and tomorrow so he can rest at home in Los Angeles. Louis Walsh from the British X Factor will fill in for him so filming stays on schedule.
Taylor Swift Avoids John Mayer Run-In
Taylor Swift and John Mayer had a near run-in Tuesday when they dined at the same restaurant. They were both with friends at Tower Bar inside West Hollywood's Sunset Tower Hotel. Both demanded tables on opposite sides. Staff noted a lot of angry tension.
Robin Gibb's funeral today
A horse-drawn carriage will carry the body of Robin Gibb through his hometown in North London today. The Bee Gees star died of complications of cancer last month. He was 62. His casket will be carried through town before a private family service at St. Mary's Church.
Fleetwood Mac Star Bob Welch Found Dead
Former Fleetwood Mac member Bob Welch died from suicide at age 65. Police say he shot himself in the chest. He was found by his wife at their home in Nashville. A suicide note was found near the body. He joined in 1971 and was replaced by Lindsey Buckingham in 1974.
Pink Has Gallbladder Removed
Pink is resting at home after having her gallbladder removed in L.A. She underwent the operation after being admitted last week with crippling stomach pains. She missed performing at a fundraiser for President Obama. Her daughter also turned 1 last week.
Singer Lauryn Hill faces federal tax charges in NJ
Lauryn Hill has been charged with failing to file income tax returns for several years. She earned more than $1.6 million during 2005, 2006 and 2007. She lives in South Orange, just west of Newark, NJ. She is scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate on June 29.
Jessica Simpson baby cover doesn't pay off for 'People'
Don't you care about Jessica Simpson and her baby? People sure thought you would. They paid her $850,000 for the pics. The issue sold only 950,000 copies. That’s under its average of 1.3 million a week. While it didn't pay off for People, it obviously did for Simpson.
Charlie Sheen loses it at hockey game
Charlie Sheen had a meltdown Wednesday night. He was at the Staples Center during Game 4 of the Stanley Cup hockey playoffs. He left the stadium to take a smoke break. A security guard wouldn’t let him back in. He cussed her out, then left.
Robert Pattinson Rules Out Twilight Return
Robert Pattinson doesn't think he'd return to the 'Twilight Saga' for ''a billion dollars''. He portrayed vampire Edward Cullen in all five movies. He had to wear uncomfortable contact lenses for the role. He stars in “Bel Ami,” about a man living in 1890s Paris, out today.
Scotty McCreery graduates from Garner High School
Congrats to Scotty McCreery. The American Idol 2011 winner has graduated from Garner High School in Raleigh, along with 462 of his classmates. He plans to attend North Carolina State University in the fall. He won a CMT Video Award Wednesday night.
Miley Cyrus' parents approve of marriage to Liam Hemsworth
You think Miley Cyrus is too young to get married? Her parents don’t. They are thrilled with her plan to wed Liam Hemsworth, who is 22. She is 19. Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus tweeted their blessings: “All we want is for our kids to find happiness, peace of mind, & true love."
Britney Spears’ X Factor Gig Could End Conservatorship
Britney Spears job performance may influence a real judge in court. She wants her conservatorship to end so she can gain full control of her personal and professional life. Her potential independence may come down to how she handles the stresses of The X Factor.
Amy Winehouse Statue In Camden?
A life-size bronze statue of Amy Winehouse could be put up in a venue near her home. She died in her house in Camden, North London, last year. Her father Mitch wants it at the Roundhouse concert hall. He has to raise the funds, and is asking corporations to help.
Hollywood Palladium Up For Sale
The one-time home of the Emmy and Grammy Awards is on the market. The Hollywood Palladium is expected to fetch $60 million. The fabled Sunset Boulevard property is currently being leased by event promoters at Live Nation.
Michelle Williams Designing Charity Fashion Range
R&B singer Michelle Williams is releasing her own clothing collection. She is following in the footsteps of Beyonce and working on her own fashion range, which will hit store shelves in 2013. Part of the proceeds will be donated to charity.
Usher Cleans His Own Restaurant Cutlery
R&B superstar Usher insists on cleaning his own silverware with boiling hot water whenever he dines out. He tells People magazine, "It's my pet peeve when I go to a restaurant and the silverware isn't new. I ask for a glass of boiling water, and put my silverware in it.”
Dwayne Johnson Sells Estate For A Cool $4.9 Million
'The Rock' Dwayne Johnson has sold his mansion in Hidden Hills, Hollywood for $4.9 million. The property is 22 miles from Hollywood, and is being purchased by a businessman. The house has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, an infinity pool and a home theatre.
Model arrested for swiping Axl Rose's jewels
Axl Rose can stop fuming now. French police arrested a model in connection with the theft of his gold necklaces and diamonds worth around $200,000. She returned the items to a police station in central Paris. She did not explain how she got them.