The HollyWooWoo Report
Thursday, Nov 8, 2012
Rihanna a rock star on Victoria's Secret catwalk
Rihanna rocked the lingerie look at last night's Victoria's Secret fashion show in New York. She sang "Fresh Out the Runway" at the end of the corset-and-garter parade. She got the biggest applause. Justin Bieber & Bruno Mars also performed. CBS will air the show Dec. 4.
Lady Gaga donates $1M to Red Cross for Sandy
Lady Gaga is donating $1 million to the Red Cross to aid those affected by Superstorm Sandy. She is pledging the money on behalf of her parents and sister. She started her career performing in clubs in Lower Eastside, Harlem, the Bronx and Brooklyn.
LL Cool J Records PSA For American Red Cross
Rapper LL Cool J has recorded a public service announcement to aid the American Red Cross following Hurricane Sandy. He urges Americans to donate to the charity. He said all donations provide warm meals, shelter & hope to families left devastated by recent storms.
Cyndi Lauper lost her uncle to Superstorm Sandy
Singer Cyndi Lauper has revealed she lost her uncle, 90-year-old Queens, N.Y., resident George Stathis, to Superstorm Sandy. He was found dead in his home five days after the storm. He did not want to leave his house. In all, Sandy killed 109 people in the U.S.
ABC: Diane Sawyer was tired, not drunk
ABC has responded to social media posts that claim anchor Diane Sawyer appeared drunk during election coverage. They say she worked for days on naps only, and was extremely exhausted. Sawyer was graceful in her replies, thanking everyone for their support.
1 dead, 19 hurt near Linkin Park concert in South Africa
One person died after a scaffolding collapsed in high winds Wednesday outside a Linkin Park concert in South Africa. 19 people were injured. The structure collapsed outside the Cape Town Stadium. The band said it had nothing to do with the structure.
TV reporter mistakes will.i.am for Wyclef Jean at Obama party
A TV reporter in Miami is wishing the Internet wasn't so quick to pick up on mistakes. WSNV Fox reporter Blake Burman was at an Obama celebration party. He pointed to a nearby interview & told viewers it was Wyclef Jean, then corrected it to Wahlay. It was will.i.am.
'Red' tops U.S. album chart
Taylor Swift's "Red" is No. 1 on the album chart for a second week. Coming in at No. 2 is Meek Mill's "Dreams & Nightmares," followed by Rod Stewart's "Merry Christmas, Baby," Jason Aldean's "Night Train," and Kendrick Lamar's "Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City" at No.5.
'Adele: The Biography' hits shelves
A biography on singer Adele is out. It covers her childhood and the experiences that inspired her music. Her mother decided to have her instead of going to college. Her vocal influences are all-American: Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James and Roberta Flack.
U.S. Senator Ashley Judd? Actress/activist being touted
U.S. Sen. Ashley Judd? Some Democrats are wondering. She may be recruited to run in her former home, Kentucky, or her current home of Tennessee. She has hinted at a run for public office. She attended the Democratic National Convention this summer as a delegate.
Mariah Carey releases Obama victory song
Mariah Carey is marking Barack Obama's re-election with ‘Bring It On Home’, a new song. Jermaine Dupri unveiled the song on his Global14 website. He and Carey wrote it together. She performed the song at a fundraiser last summer. The recorded version is now available.
Minaj open to performing with Carey
It may not count as an official end to their feud, but it is something. In an interview with E!, Nicki Minaj says she's willing to hit the stage with Mariah Carey. Back in 2010, then-newbie Minaj was featured on Carey's song ‘Up Out My Face’. They dressed as nurses & dolls.
Jennifer Hudson To Sing At Nobel Peace Prize Concert
Jennifer Hudson and Seal will perform at this year's Nobel Peace Prize Concert. The pair will take to the stage in Oslo, Norway Dec 11, a day after the prestigious award is bestowed upon the European Union. Jennifer said she was honored to be selected to perform.
Mom of 'Modern Family' teen star accused of abuse
"Modern Family" teen star Ariel Winter is the subject of a guardian dispute between her mother and her aunt. The aunt alleges the girl has been abused. Winter is 14, and plays Alex Dunphy on the show. She’s with the aunt. A court hearing is scheduled Nov 20.
Jermaine Jackson petitions to alter famous name
Jermaine Jackson wants to change his name to something a little brighter. He's asking a court to allow him to alter his surname and become Jermaine Jacksun. In a petition filed Tuesday in Los Angeles, he stated the switch is for "artistic reasons." A hearing is Feb 22.
Taylor Swift's pals think she overworks relationships
Taylor Swift's friends think she puts too much pressure on her relationships. She’s dated Conor Kennedy, John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal and Joe Jonas. Her friends blame her unsuccessful love life on her hectic career. She admits, her career overrides her social life.
Wu-Tang Clan Confirm Plans For New Album
Hip-hop legends Wu-Tang Clan mark their 20th anniversary next year. A post on the band's Facebook page confirms: "New WU TANG CLAN Album coming soon." The forthcoming project will be the follow-up to 2007's “8 Diagrams.”
Faith Hill returns to video
Faith Hill will premiere her first music video in nearly 5 years, ‘American Heart’, tonight online. Fans can go to FaithHill.com or her Facebook page at 9 p.m. Bonus: Fans can see behind-the-scenes footage. She invites comments on her website or her twitter page.
Vanessa Paradis vows to protect her children with Johnny Depp
Vanessa Paradis has no plans to speak publicly about her split from Johnny Depp. The French musician-turned-actress and Depp ''amicably separated'' in June after 14 years together. She’s keeping quiet to protect daughter Rose, age 13, and son Jack, age 10.
Tom Hanks a Victim of Insurance Fraud
Tom Hanks’ insurance broker, a man named Jerry Goldman, has been charged with ten counts of fraud. He was skimming from his wealthy clients payments. He allegedly pocketed $800,000. He faces up to 20 years per charge, or 200 years in prison.