The HollyWooWoo Report
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Controversial singing soldier cut from 'America's Got Talent'
The singing former soldier on “America’s Got Talent” is out. Timothy Michael Poe had claimed he was injured in Afghanistan in 2009. His military records made no mention of it. He was dismissed on last night’s show, which was filmed in Las Vegas last month.
Blackstreet founders settle suit with former members
Two former members of the R&B group Blackstreet have settled a lawsuit with founders Teddy Riley and Chauncey Hannibal. Mark Middleton and Eric Williams cannot call themselves Blackstreet when performing. Blackstreet produced four albums in the 1990s.
50 Cent in car accident, released from hospital
50 Cent is out of the hospital after being injured in a car accident in New York Tuesday morning. His SUV was rear-ended by a truck on the Long Island Expressway. He was treated for minor neck and back injuries. His driver was also treated and released.
Charlie Sheen did not trash a hotel room over the weekend
Us Weekly reported Charlie Sheen trashed a hotel room in New York City with a bunch of female escorts. A source told the mag he was banned. They may have to apologize. He was with ex-wife Denise & their daughters. Their room was left in “pristine condition.”
Rihanna Bodyguard Punches Photographer
Rihanna's bodyguard was involved in a physical altercation with the paparazzi. A photographer got too close to the singer while she was in London Sunday night. The bodyguard knocked him down. Rihanna is working on new material during her stay.
Van Morrison to release new album in October
Van Morrison is releasing a new album on Oct. 2 called “Born to Sing: No Plan B.” His last album was in 2009, the concert album “Live at the Hollywood Bowl.” He is best known for the hits “Brown Eyed Girl,” “Moondance,” “Have I Told You Lately,” & “Into The Mystic.”
Aerosmith Push Back Album To Avoid Tough Chart Battle
Aerosmith have pushed back the release date of their new album to avoid a chart showdown with other big names this summer. The group has been working on new material since last July. The album “Music From Another Dimension” is now due for release Nov 6.
'General Hospital' gets new time slot
Daytime soap "General Hospital" will air an hour earlier starting in September. The series will be broadcast at 2 p.m. Katie Couric's new syndicated daytime talk show will air at 3. "General Hospital" will celebrate 50 years on April 1, 2013.
Robin Roberts boosts bone marrow registrants
The national bone marrow donation registry says the rate of new registrants has more than doubled. Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts said on June 11 she'll need a transplant this fall. She now wears an armband to cover up where she receives meds.
Canada’s “Rookie Blue” a big hit in the USA
There apparently are a lot of fans of a Canadian police show. “Rookie Blue” is shot in Toronto over summer, and airs across Canada. Three years ago, it started airing in America on ABC. The show has been a success. It has been green-lighted a 4th season in the USA.
Berry Gordy to bring Motown to Broadway
Motown founder Berry Gordy is getting ready to bring the story of his label, and the songs that helped define it, to the stage. “Motown the Musical” is set to open on Broadway in the spring of 2013. The show will trace the rise of Motown’s biggest stars. Gordy will produce.
Do you really really want it? Spice Girls reunite to announce new musical
The Spice Girls reunited onstage yesterday for the first public appearance since 2008. A musical based on their songs will open in London in the fall. “Viva Forever” will tell the story of the 4 friends who enter a TV talent show. It opens Nov 27 in London's Piccadilly Theatre.
Teacher booted from Kenny Chesney concert for resembling singer
Tennessee teacher Nathan Blankenship was booted out of Kenny Chesney's Nashville-area show on Saturday. He is a dead-ringer for the country-music star. People want to take his picture. Chesney’s management will refund his $200 ticket and send him CDs.
Kris Jenner Confident After Facelift
Kris Jenner is more confident since having a facelift. She is 56. She went under the knife last year ahead of her daughter Kim Kardashian's doomed wedding. She insists she will never become a ''plastic surgery attic,'' but hasn't ruled out more cosmetic procedures.
Jason Lee's wife gives birth to a son
“My Name Is Earl’s” Jason Lee is a dad, for a 3rd time. Wife Karen has given birth to a son in Los Angeles. Baby Sonny Lee was born June 16. The couple married in 2008 and are also parents to daughter Casper, age 3. He also has an 8-year-old son with an ex-girlfriend.
Nora Ephron, writer-filmmaker, dies at 71
Author and filmaker Nora Ephron has died at age 71. As a screenwriter, she was nominated 3 times for Academy Awards, for "Silkwood," "When Harry Met Sally" and "Sleepless in Seattle." She wrote openly about her difficult childhood, and her failed relationships.