The HollyWooWoo Report
Tuesday, Aug 7, 2012
Phelps introduces girlfriend at promotion event
U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been dating model Megan Rossee for five months. The couple took their romance public by walking the red carpet last night at a promotional event in London. He is 27, she is 25. She’s also a cocktail waitress.
Sharon Osbourne in reality show battle with NBC
Sharon Osbourne told the NY Post she’s quitting "America's Got Talent" because NBC fired her son. Jack Osbourne was to co-star on the reality show "Stars Earn Stripes." Celebrities are put thru military-style exercises. Jack was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Lady Gaga announces new CD title
Lady Gaga has announced her next album will be called "ARTPOP." It is set for release some time next year. She said the title is capitalized. Her previous albums "The Fame," "The Fame Monster" and "Born This Way" were huge blockbusters.
Khloe Kardashian being considered to host X Factor USA
She's not known for her beautiful voice, but that hasn't put Khloe Kardashian off seeking a role on the X Factor. She’s among 6 celebrities being auditioned this week. Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts is also in the running. The new season is currently filming.
Young Buck starts 18-month prison sentence
David Darnell Brown, the rapper known as Young Buck, began an 18-month federal prison sentence for gun possession in Mississippi Monday. The former G-Unit rapper checked into Yazoo City Federal Prison in Southern Mississippi. He is a convicted felon, age 31.
Matt Lauer criticized for saying 'Indian giver' on 'Today' show
On Monday’s "Today" show, Meredith Vieira handed Matt Lauer a pair of Stella McCartney-designed Olympic underwear. When she reached to take the panties back, Lauer said “They’re mine. Don't be an Indian giver." Native Americans consider the term offensive.
Actor Michael Clarke Duncan remains hospitalized
Michael Clarke Duncan remains hospitalized in Los Angeles more than three weeks after suffering a heart attack. He is out of intensive care. The 54-year-old actor is best known for playing an innocent gifted prisoner who is executed in “The Green Mile.” Tom Hanks starred.
Elton John calls Madonna 'fairground stripper'
Sunday night in an interview with Australian TV, Elton John called Madonna a "nightmare." He explained, "Sorry, her career is over. Her tour has been a disaster and it couldn't happen to a bigger (expletive). She looks like a (effing) fairground stripper."
Flesh-N-Bone’s Missing Daughter is Back Home
Flesh-N-Bone's 15-year-old daughter, who was reported missing two weeks ago, has returned home. She was tracked down by a family member and safely returned. She failed to return home following a work shift at Taco Bell. He hasn’t said where she was.
Michelle Obama heads back to Leno's stage
Michelle Obama is headed back to Jay Leno's stage. The first lady will make her third appearance on "The Tonight Show" Aug. 13. She’ll talk about the London Olympics, and life with her family at the White House. In January, she promoted her "Let's Move!" campaign.
GMA to sit Robert Pattinson for interview next week
Good Morning America has booked Robert Pattinson for an interview Aug 15. His movie Cosmopolis opens in NY and Los Angeles Aug. 17. He hasn't been heard from since news broke about girlfriend Kristen Stewart's fling with married movie director Rupert Sanders.
Katy Perry Wants To Launch Her Acting Career
Katy Perry wants to work on her acting career. She is taking acting lessons and is available for a sitcom role. She does not want to keep touring and singing. She and singer John Mayer have been spending quality time together.
Just 5-11 and 165 pounds: son of John Mellencamp to play Duke football
Duke began practice Monday with freshman Hud Mellencamp - the son of John Mellencamp - on its roster. Hud was home-schooled and did not play high school football. He was an accomplished boxer in Indiana. At Duke, he’ll be a defensive back. He’ll wear jersey No. 17.
Drake Slams Chris Brown In New Single
Drake has slammed Chris Brown in his new single 'Enough Said'. The song includes vocals by Aaliyah, who died in a plane crash in 2001. A line in the song appears to be a diss at Chris Brown for mediocre album sales. Fans say it’s a cheap shot at his rival.
Target unveils pricey 'Hunger Games' keepsakes
For one day, Target will become a high-end store. On Aug 18, Target will sell items related to the DVD release of “Hunger Games.” Included are a Mockingjay pin, hunting jacket, and autographed lithographs. Prices range from $349 to $999. The Blu-Ray DVD is $25.99.
All-star lineup joins 'A Very Special Christmas' fundraiser for Special Olympics
Christina Aguilera, Michael Buble, Dave Matthews and Train are producing Christmas music for Special Olympics. They’ll be on the 25th anniversary "A Very Special Christmas" album series. It’s out Oct 16. Also on it: Jason Mraz, Rascal Flatts, Cheap Trick and more.
Jordin Sparks calls Detroit 'spirit and heart' of 'Sparkle'
Jordin Sparks was in metro Detroit Sunday night for a special screening of the movie Sparkle, which opens nationwide Aug. 17. The film about Motown also features the late Whitney Houston. Sparks said, "Detroit is really the spirit and heart of the movie."
Take That singer Gary Barlow and wife lose baby
Take That musician Gary Barlow and his wife Dawn are asking for privacy. Their baby daughter, Poppy Barlow, was delivered stillborn on Saturday. The couple also has a son and two daughters. Barlow is also a judge on the British version of "The X Factor."
President Barack Obama Is A Fan Of Anne Hathaway
President Obama thinks ‘Catwoman’ Anne Hathaway ''was the best thing'' in 'The Dark Knight Rises'. He spoke about the film during a campaign fundraiser Monday. He said ''I got a chance to see 'Batman', and she was the best thing in it. That's just my personal opinion.''
Pink Has Become A Face Of Covergirl
Pink has signed up as a face for CoverGirl. She will first promote what the brand is touting as a ''bold new mascara innovation.'' Her first ads will debut this autumn. Other CoverGirl celebrities include Taylor Swift, Sofia Vergara, Drew Barrymore, and Queen Latifah.
Bin Laden movie trailer is out; filmmakers are talking
The first trailer for Zero Dark Thirty is out. That's the movie chronicling the hunt for Osama bin Laden. The film is set to open Dec. 19. Zero Dark Thirty has drawn political fire with critics questioning the filmmakers' access to any classified documents.
'Great Gatsby,’ featuring DiCaprio, moves to Summer 2013
Fans of Leonardo DiCaprio will have to wait until next year to see him in The Great Gatsby. He plays Jay Gatsby in the film. Carey Mulligan plays Daisy Buchanan, and Tobey Maguire is Nick Carraway. The release moves from Dec to next summer to reach a larger audience.
Yung Berg Manager's Shot Dead
Rapper Yung Berg is mourning the loss of his former manager Christopher Martin. He was found shot dead in South Carolina Saturday. His body was discovered outside a vacant home in Berkeley County. His death is being investigated as a homicide.
Cyndi Lauper Landed Her First Job At Her New Book Publisher
Cyndi Lauper has seen her career come full circle. She landed her very first job at the company publishing her memoir. Simon & Schuster will release the book sometime this fall. She admits she lied to get the job. Shortly after, she hit stardom with her first song on MTV.