The HollyWooWoo Report
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
NBC's Tom Brokaw diagnosed with cancer
Sad news to report ... TV anchor Tom Brokaw has cancer!!! However -his doctors are optimistic about his treatment and encouraged by his progress. He is contributing to NBC coverage of the Winter Olympics. He turned 74 on Feb. 6. Fight on Tom!
Taylor Swift Chops Off Long Locks To Celebrate End Of Tour
'The Chop' is very popular - and it's not a salad! Pop star Taylor Swift cut off her long hair on Tuesday to celebrate the end of her year-long world tour. It ended at London's O2 Arena. She uploaded a photo to Instagram, posing with Ellie Goulding. Fans speculate the short cut was inspired by late actress Shirley Temple.
#iamsorry: Shia LaBeouf zones out at performance art show
Shia LaBeouf put on the weirdest art show in L.A. yesterday. He confronted fans one by one, offering them a variety of objects from his career. He then meets with them in the gallery with a bag over his head. A tabloid photographer noted his eyes were bloodshot.
First lady's state dinner gown by Carolina Herrera
Michelle Obama chose a Venezuelan-American designer for the gown she wore to last night’s state dinner. The gown by Carolina Herrera reflected French aesthetics. She also wore Herrera's work at a September luncheon in NY for the spouses of foreign dignitaries.
Justin Bieber's Wax Work Severely Damaged From Excessive Groping
Justin Bieber's wax figure in the Madame Tussaud's New York exhibit has been removed. It has been damaged by fans groping and fondling the statue. There were no barriers or rails around it. A more grown-up version of Bieber in wax will be replacing it…and protected.
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones plan to renew vows
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are reportedly planning to renew their wedding vows. They separated last August after 14 years but reconciled later in the year. The likely date would be their shared birthday, on Sept. 25. They will also be apart 1 month a year.
Philip Seymour Hoffman's diaries found
Police found 2 diaries belonging to Philip Seymour Hoffman in his apartment. They feature detailed accounts about his battle to stay sober before his death on February 2. Most of the hand-written entries were made during Philip's stint in rehab last year.
Soleil Moon Frye Gives Birth To Baby Boy, Welcomes Third Child
Punky Brewster is a mom for the 3rd time!!! Actress Soleil Moon Frye and husband Jason Goldberg welcomed a baby boy Monday. They also have 2 daughters, Poet (8) and Jagger (5). Soleil is best known as Punky Brewster in the 1980s. Her husband is a television producer.
Owen Wilson welcomes a new son…with personal trainer
Owen Wilson is a new dad. Finn Lindqvist Wilson was born at Cedars Sinai in L.A. on Jan. 30th. The mom is 42-year-old personal trainer Caroline Lindqvist, who's going thru a divorce. Finn is Owen's second son. Ex-GF Jade Duell had Robert Ford Wilson in 2011.
Rihanna says accountant wiped out her bank account in 2009
Rihanna claims she was "effectively bankrupt" by the end of 2009. She started the year with $11 million. She is suing her accountant for gross mismanagement. She also claims her 2009 tour was a financial loss. Her net worth is now estimated at $43 million.
Kim Kardashian to Create Baby Clothing Collection
Kim Kardashian is creating an affordable clothing line exclusively for babies. It launches in March. She wants parents to enjoy the same clothes she makes for baby North. She already has experience in designing thanks to her women's clothing line, Kardashian Kollection.
Madonna Premiering Skin Care Brand in Japan
MDNA Skin, Madonna's new skin care brand, will have an official launch in Japan today. The treatment features a skin rejuvenator, a chrome clay mask and an exclusive serum for the product. MDNA Skin will be available in Japan through Feb. 26.
'Brady Bunch' reunion planned for 'The Talk,’ ran from 1969-1974
The cast of "The Brady Bunch" will celebrate the 80th birthday of matriarch Florence Henderson on "The Talk." The episode airs Thursday. Maureen McCormick (Marcia) will not be participating. The dad, Robert Reed, died of colon cancer in 1992.
How I Met Your Dad will try to duplicate success of “Mother”
A How I met Your Mother pilot is being produced for CBS. How I Met Your Dad will be filmed in Los Angeles. The show will feature new characters. In Dad, Sally is "a female Peter Pan who has no idea of where she's going in life." HIMYM airs its last episode March 31.
Lady Gaga Films Music Video Project With Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Cast
Lady Gaga has filmed a music video with the cast of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. It was taped shortly after the dramatic RHOBH reunion special. Gaga is a known fan of the Housewives franchise. No word yet on when and where it will air.
Today's Birthdays: Baseball Hall-of-Fame sportscaster Joe Garagiola is 88. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Bill Russell is 80. Actor Joe Don Baker is 78. Author Judy Blume is 76. Actor Michael Ironside is 64. Rock singer Michael McDonald is 62. Actress Joanna Kerns is 61. Actor-talk show host Arsenio Hall is 58. Actor John Michael Higgins is 51. Actor Josh Brolin is 46. Singer Chynna Phillips is 46. Rock musician Jim Creeggan (Barenaked Ladies) is 44. Rhythm-and-blues musician Keri Lewis is 43. Actor Jesse Spencer is 35. Actress Sarah Lancaster is 34. Actress Christina Ricci is 34. NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III is 24.