'Suge' Knight taken to hospital after court hearing
Suge Knight was in a court again yesterday. He told the judge he is suffering from blindness and other health complications. He also fired his lawyers handling his murder case. He was taken to a hospital for a 3rd time. His next hearing is March 9. He remains held without bail.
Cee Lo Green Fulfils Probation Requirements In 2013 Drug Case
Cee Lo Green will no longer have to attend any further court hearings relating to a 2013 drug charge. He completed 52 private alcohol counseling sessions. An ex-girlfriend accused him of slipping her ecstasy during a dinner date in Los Angeles in 2012.
Kelly Clarkson and Jimmy Fallon Perform Medley on 'Tonight Show'
Kelly Clarkson visited "The Tonight Show" to promote her new album "Piece By Piece." She teamed up with Jimmy Fallon for a "History of Duets" medley. They performed several popular duets dating back to the 1960s. She will promote the album on tour later this year.
Kanye West addresses Oxford Students
Kanye West gave a speech at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History yesterday. He said he regretted he didn't attend college. He approaches creativity like a sport. His biggest hangup: his ego. "If I can remove my ego, I think there's hope for everyone."
Ellie Goulding Joining 'The Voice' as Musical Advisor
"The Voice" is welcoming a new addition: Ellie Goulding. She will be an advisor for Adam Levine's team. Other advisers include Lionel Ritchie for team Pharrell Williams, Nick Jonas for team Christina Aguilera, and Meghan Trainor for team Blake Shelton.
Sara Gilbert welcomes baby boy with wife Linda Perry
Sara Gilbert shared the news of her new baby on "The Talk." Co-host Julie Chen announced on Monday's episode that Gilbert welcomed a son over the weekend. It's Gilbert's first with wife Linda Perry. Rhodes Emilio was born Saturday. Gilbert & Perry married in March 2014.
Sylvester Stallone Breaks Up Fight On Creed Set
Sylvester Stallone broke up an unscripted fight on the set of the upcoming Rocky spin-off, "CREED." A real fight broke out during a boxing match scene. In Creed, Stallone's Rocky Balboa is a trainer and mentor to the grandson of his former rival Apollo Creed.
Ethan Hawke Reteaming With Denzel Washington For The Magnificent Seven
Ethan Hawke is reuniting with Training Day co-star Denzel Washington for the remake of The Magnificent Seven. The original western came out in 1960 and starred Steve McQueen & Charles Bronson. Chris Pratt and Haley Bennett will co-star. No release date yet.
Katy Perry Releases Dancing Shark 'Onesie'
Katy Perry is cashing in on the dancing shark from her Super Bowl half-time show by releasing an official costume. She was joined onstage by two dancers dressed up like sharks. The 'Katy Perry Left Shark Belovesie' retails at $129 on her website.
Wiz Khalifa's new song takes shots at Amber Rose
Wiz Khalifa just turned up the heat in his custody war with Amber Rose. He laid down the rhymes for a track with Juicy J called "For Everybody." It includes hints that point toward Amber being the inspiration. The photo of Wiz and Juicy is from Wiz and Amber's wedding.
Baby Stops Crying After Hearing Taylor Swift's Song
A video has been posted to YouTube of a Taylor Swift song calming a crying baby. The six-month-old girl named Rosie is upset for being put to bed. When she hears 'Blank Space,' she stops crying. She starts crying loudly again after the music is shut off.
Ryan Phillippe Speaks About Battle With Depression
Ryan Phillippe has revealed he has been suffering with depression since childhood. He has convincingly played an array of emotionally damaged characters. He currently stars as Ben Crawford - a tormented man - in ABC'S news series 'Secrets And Lies.'
Pamela Anderson Quits Social Media
Pamela Anderson has shut down her Twitter and Facebook profiles. She did not provide a reason for her social media break. She tweeted, "Bye Bye Twitter, FaceBook and Instagram. Nothing personal." Her Instagram account is now private for friends & family.
Mumford & Sons details electronic third album 'Wilder Mind'
Mumford & Sons will trade its signature folk sound for a more electronic one in their third album 'Wilder Mind.' The new record will feature less banjo and more synthesizers. The new album is out May 4. A summer tour kick offs in Seaside Heights, New Jersey June 5.
Kevin Federline lines up spinning gig at nightclub near Disneyland
Kevin Federline has followed Paris Hilton, Jon Gosselin and Pauly D. He has become a music DJ at the Heat Nightclub in Anaheim. He'll earn $1,000 per show to start. His first show is this Saturday, along with DJ Prophet. Ex-wife Britney earns $475,000 per show in Vegas.
The movie classic "The Sound of Music" starring Julie Andrews premiered in New York on this date in 1965.
In 1877, Democrat Samuel J. Tilden won the popular vote for president. But the Electoral College instead voted for Republican Rutherford B. Hayes, who became president.
In 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in a game against the New York Knicks, an NBA record that still stands. Philadelphia won, 169-147.
A year ago today: "12 Years a Slave" won best picture at the Academy Awards.
Will Smith's 'Focus' tops box office with $19.1 million
"Focus" disrobed "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, taking in $19.1 million. "Kingsman: The Secret Service" was second with $11.8 million. "Spongebob was third with $11.2 million. "Fifty Shades of Grey" and "The Lazarus Effect" rounded out the top 5.
Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn take charity polar plunge in Chicago
Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn plunged into the icy waters of Chicago's Lake Michigan at a fundraiser for the Special Olympics. She and fiancé Taylor Kinney went in together. The air temperature was 20 degrees. The event included more than 4,500 other participants.
Two people shot inside nightclub during T.I., Young Jeezy concert
Two people were shot in Charlotte, N.C. Saturday at a concert that featured TI, Jeezy, and Yo Gotti. The incident took place at a nightclub inside the NC Music Factory entertainment venue. The club was hosting a "CIAA Weekend Takeover" party. No arrests so far.
Dakota Johnson's ISIS Sketch on 'SNL' Creates Controversy
Dakota Johnson was in a controversial ISIS sketch on "SNL." She and Taran Killam play a daughter/father in a parody of the Camry commercial. He sends her off to join the terrorist group. Critics called the sketch "insensitive." Others saw it as standard SNL satire.
Dress stolen from Lupita Nyong'o found in bag under sink
The dress stolen from Lupita Nyong'o's London hotel room last week was found under a bathroom sink in the same hotel. The dress was made of 6,000 crystal pearls on silk lame. Authorities placed its value at $150,000. It will be restored and archived by Calvin Klein.
Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies
Leonard Nimoy died Friday of an end-stage smoking-related lung disease. He was 83. He quit smoking 30 years ago. His final online post last Sunday on Twitter: "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP."
William Shatner Defends His Absence From Leonard Nimoy's Funeral
William Shatner is taking heat for being unable to attend Leonard Nimoy's funeral. He appeared at a charitable fundraiser. He sent his daughters Melanie and Lisabeth to the funeral. He replied on Twitter, "A lot of money was raised. So here I am; tell me off."
Madonna Plots Rebel Heart Tour for North America, Europe
Madonna has announced dates for an upcoming 35-city tour in support of her latest album Rebel Heart. Kicking off in Miami August 29th, the tour visits cities in North America, Europe & the UK through Dec. Tickets purchased online receive a deluxe download of the album.
Kanye West announces new album title on Twitter
Kanye West has announced on Twitter the title of his next solo CD. "New Album title..." West tweeted. "So Help Me God." He did not mention when the album will be released. "Only One," a collaboration with Paul McCartney, came out in January.
Ludacris Confirms Baby News In Sweet Beach Shot
Rapper Ludacris has confirmed reports his new wife is pregnant. Christopher Bridges proposed to longtime girlfriend Eudoxie on Christmas Eve. They married just hours later. Yesterday, they posted a photo of him kissing her baby belly on a beach on Instagram.
Justin Bieber celebrates his 21st birthday with bash on private island
Justin Bieber rented a private Caribbean island this weekend to celebrate his 21st birthday. He drank champagne and appeared to be affectionate with Hailey Baldwin & model Yovanna Ventura. Two friends gifted him with a restored 1965 Lincoln Continental last week.
Kim and Khloe Kardashian Among Stars Attending Ryan Seacrest's Birthday Party
Ryan Seacrest celebrated his birthday with celebrities on Saturday in Napa Valley. He turned 40 in December but waited 2 months to invite his friends for a big bash. Guests included Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Keith Urban.
Cindy Crawford Threatens to Sue Over 'Unretouched' Marie Claire Photo
Cindy Crawford is threatening to take legal action over the unauthorized publishing of her "unretouched" photo from Marie Claire magazine. The photo has been altered and went viral on the internet. Photographer John Russo has warned websites not to publish it.
Brownstone's Member Charmayne Maxwell Dies in Apparent Fall
Charmayne Maxwell, a member of 1990s R&B group Brownstone, died Saturday in Los Angeles at age 46. Her brother, Brandon, confirmed the news on Twitter. She fell and cut her neck on a broken wine glass. She is survived by her husband & son Nicolaj.
Khloe Kardashian & NeNe Leakes Eyed to Replace Kelly Osbourne
E! Entertainment is searching for Kelly Osbourne's replacement on "Fashion Police." Khloe Kardashian and Bravo's NeNe Leakes are being considered. Kelly Osbourne left Friday amid the drama stemming from Giuliana Rancic's comments about Zendaya's Oscars dreadlocks.
Seven New Dinosaurs of 'Jurassic World' Introduced
The "Jurassic World" website has been updated to include pictures of 7 more creatures visitors can meet when they visit the park. "Jurassic World" is opening in U.S. theaters June 12. The film is set 22 years after the events of the original "Jurassic Park."
Carly Rae Jepsen's New Single 'I Really Like You' Debuts Online
A new single from Carly Rae Jepsen titled "I Really Like You" has debuted online. She unveiled its artwork on Friday on Twitter. "I Really Like You" is the lead single from her next album set to hit stores later this year. The music video includes a flash mob dance in NYC.
Academy acknowledges Joan Rivers' absence from memorial
The Oscars Academy is acknowledging complaints that Joan Rivers was not included in the "In Memoriam" tribute during Sunday night's ceremony. She is included in the “In Memoriam” gallery on Oscar.com. Rivers was well-known for her Red Carpet interviews.
The Oscars Suffer From Worst Ratings In Six Years
Initial Nielsen estimates put the Oscar Awards stats at 36.6 million viewers, the lowest since 2009. Sunday’s ceremony was hosted by actor Neil Patrick Harris and dominated by the film Birdman. It appears viewers didn’t like the films that were up for awards.
'The Voice' Recap: Contestants Wow at Season 8 Premiere
Season 8 of "The Voice" started last night. There were 3 standout performers: Sarah Potenza, Cody Wickline and Sawyer Fredericks, who blew away the judges with "I'm a Man of Constant Sorrow." Pharrell got up and sang “Happy” with contestant Bryce Sherlow.
'The Bachelor' Recap: Becca Reveals Big Secret
The Bachelor" season 19 continued with Chris Soules taking the remaining three girls to Bali, Indonesia. Becca finally revealed she is a virgin. Chris was left speechless. He handed the first rose to Whitney, and sent Kaitlyn home. Whitney & Becca are the final 2.
Leonard Nimoy rushed to hospital
Leonard Nimoy was rushed to a hospital in Los Angeles last week after complaining of severe chest pain. The 83-year-old actor suffers from COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He gave up smoking over 30 years ago. He is doing OK….for now.
Lady Gaga's sweet proposal
Lady Gaga’s fiancé Taylor Kinney proposed to her with a candy ring before bringing out the real thing. They got engaged on Valentine’s Day. She admitted she was happy with the candy ring, but loves her heart-shaped diamond. It was hidden by her gloves at the Oscars.
Damon Wayans Postponing Standup Shows Due to Diabetes
Actor-comedian Damon Wayans has had to cancel standup shows due to his diabetes complication. He was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2013. He has postponed out-of-state shows to be closer to his home in L.A. He has not yet released a statement.
Kanye West Creating Video Game In Honor Of Late Mom
Kanye West is honoring his late mother by creating a video game featuring her as the main character. His first video game is called “Only One,” the same as his new song dedicated to his mother Donda West. Players hold her up to light so she can pass thru gates to heaven.
Ellie Goulding Narrowly Avoids Being Punched In The Face While Out Running
Ellie Goulding was out running Thursday morning when a stranger attempted to punch her in the face. Her fitness regime and physique allowed her to duck just in time. She was able to get away. She’s taking part in the Nike Women’s 10km race in London June 21st.
Kylie Jenner buys estate in Calabasas
Kylie Jenner is 17. She's buying a $2.7 million house in The Oaks, an exclusive gated community in Calabasas. The house is a block from sisters Kourtney and Khloe. Mom Kris Jenner is "helping" with the purchase, but Kyle wants full ownership.
A bus video shows Bruce Jenner started a chain-reaction crash that resulted in a woman's death on a Malibu highway Feb. 7. His SUV rear-ended two cars, pushing a Lexus into oncoming traffic. He could face criminal charges, pending completion of the investigation.
2 Nicki Minaj tour members stabbed outside bar, 1 fatally
A fight and stabbing outside a bar early Wednesday left one member of Nicki Minaj's tour dead and another in critical condition. They were in Philadelphia for rehearsals. They got into an argument with a man at the Che' Bar and Grill. Police are reviewing videos.
First Top 24 Contestants on 'American Idol' Revealed
“American Idol" has revealed half of the top 24 contestants of season 14. The top 48 performed at L.A.'s House of Blues. Only 12 men and 12 women will go the next level. The rest in the top 24 will be revealed tonight.
Nick Gordon 'Desperately' Trying To Visit Bobbi Kristina Brown
Bobbi Kristina Brown's boyfriend Nick Gordon is "desperately" trying to visit her in the hospital. Bobby Brown’s family has told him he’s not welcome. Her near-drowning in a bathtub is now a criminal investigation. Gordon has tattooed her name on his forearm.
Vanilla Ice released after being charged in Florida burglary
Vanilla Ice was arrested & charged with breaking into & stealing items from a foreclosed home in Lantana, Florida. He was renovating the home next door. Stolen items were found at his property. Robert Van Winkle claims it’s a misunderstanding. He’s free on bond.
Drake Beats Fifty Shades To The Top Of The Album Chart
Drake's “If You're Reading This It's Too Late” has shot to the top of the album chart, just thru digital sales. A physical release on CD or vinyl has not been announced. The “Fifty Shades of Grey” soundtrack is No. 2, followed by Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift.
Michelle Branch Files For Divorce
Michelle Branch has filed for divorce to end her 10-year marriage to Teddy Landau. They separated over a year ago, and she's listing irreconcilable differences for the split. She also wants joint custody of their 9-year-old daughter, Owen Isabelle.
Taylor Swift And Kanye West Publicly End Feud Over Dinner
Taylor Swift and Kanye West were spotted dining together Tuesday night at The Spotted Pig Restaurant in NYC. They likely buried differences after he protested her VMA Award win over Beyonce in 2009. She did not attend his Adidas fashion event in New York last Thursday.
Afroman Apologizes For Stage Clash, Enrolling In Anger Management
Rapper Afroman is enrolling in anger management classes. He was arrested for punching a female fan onstage Tuesday in Biloxi, Mississippi. He claims he mistook the girl for a man who had been hurling insults at him from the side of the stage. He has apologized.
Lindsay Lohan's Court Hearing Postponed
Lindsay Lohan's court hearing over her community service work has been delayed until next week. The prosecutor is ill. The case centers on how many hours she actually completed in London. She was given until January 26 to complete 240-hours for reckless driving.
Mary J. Blige Documentary To Premiere At Cannes Film Festival
Mary J. Blige will attend the Cannes (Can) Film Festival in May. She’ll premiere a documentary about the making of her latest album, “The London Sessions.” She worked with several entertainers in London last summer, and was followed by a camera crew.
Eddie Murphy Refused to Play Bill Cosby for 'SNL 40'
Eddie Murphy was asked to play Bill Cosby on the 40th anniversary special of "Saturday Night Live" that aired last Sunday. He was to be in the "Celebrity Jeopardy" sketch. He refused to make fun of Cosby’s troubles. Kenan Thompson played Cosby in the sketch.
Unretouched Photos From Beyonce's L'Oreal Campaign Leak Online
More than 200 unretouched photos from Beyonce’s 2013 L'Oreal Campaign were leaked online. The photos on a website called The Beyonce World have been removed due to a backlash from her fans. She appears to have uneven & pimply skin under heavy foundation.
Neil Patrick Harris Gets Wax Treatment, to Be Unveiled in May
Neil Patrick Harris is the next celeb to get wax treatment after Taylor Swift. His wax figure is at Madame Tussauds in Orlando, and will be unveiled May 4. His left eye is blinking. He’s also the latest celeb model for London Fog's spring ad campaign for the second time.
Snoop Dogg Releases Trailer for 'Bush'
Snoop Dogg has released a trailer for his new album “Bush.” The first single is "Peaches N Cream." The clip is at FollowTheBush.com. The project is produced by Pharrell Williams and is due out later this year. It includes contributions from Charlie Wilson and Stevie Wonder.
The final numbers are in: "Fifty Shades of Grey's" took in $93 million over the 4-day weekend. The film cost only $40 million to produce. It set the record for best February opening. "Kingsman: The Secret Service" was second with $41.8 million.
Rapper Afroman punches female fan during Fat Tuesday concert in Mississippi
Afroman was arrested after he punched a female fan who got onstage in Biloxi, Mississippi. He knocked her off her feet. After completing his set, he was arrested for assault & taken away. His rep claimed there was a lack of security to keep fans off the stage.
Kid Rock Set To Embark On Second $20 Tour This Summer
Just like his 2013 Best Night Ever Tour, Kid Rock will only charge $20 a ticket for his upcoming tour this summer. This time he is bringing classic rock band Foreigner along as well. They’re in Va Beach July 10. His new album 'First Kiss' is out February 24th.
Christina Aguilera buys fans coffee
Christina Aguilera bought coffee for fans at a Starbucks in NYC on Monday. She gave the staff enough cash to buy drinks for anyone who came in before closing. She also posed for photos. She announced online, ''Coffee on me for the next hour! Head to 30 Rock!”
Miley Cyrus' boyfriend involved in car crash
Miley Cyrus' boyfriend was involved in a car accident last week. Another driver threw a water bottle at him, then did a U-turn and rammed his vehicle. The other driver then fled. Patrick was not hurt. Police are looking for the other driver, who will be arrested.
PETA Activists Upset With Chris Brown Over Fashion Week Fur
Chris Brown and girlfriend Karrueche Tran have come under fire from animal rights activists at PETA. They wore fur coats to a runway show yesterday during New York Fashion Week. Tran shared a picture online. PETA called it “more of the same from Chris: ugly violence.”
Lady GaGa Hides Her Engagement Ring as She Strolls Through LAX
Newly engaged Lady GaGa was spotted arriving at the L.A. Airport yesterday. She didn't give a peek to her engagement ring because she kept her left hand in her pocket. She flew in from New York to prepare her performance for the upcoming Oscars.
Chris Brown Brings Out 50 Cent and G-Unit During Brooklyn Concert
Chris Brown and Trey Songz brought their "Between the Sheets" joint tour to Brooklyn Monday night. Chris welcomed 50 Cent and his G-Unit crew to the stage. Trey was joined by Fabolous, Ne-Yo, Ty Dolla $ign and Fetty Wap during his own set.
'Modern Family' to Air Episode That Entirely Takes Place Online
"Modern Family" will reflect how technology has changed the way modern American families communicate today. The sitcom that airs next Wednesday, February 25, is shot entirely on mobile devices. The plot finds Claire communicating with her family while away from home.
Jimmy Fallon introduces daughter Frances on Instagram
Jimmy Fallon took to Instagram Tuesday to share a message from his two-months-old daughter Frances. The caption reads, "Franny Fallon wishes you a happy Tuesday!" Franny, their second child, was born via surrogate Dec. 3. Sister Winnie Rose is now 16 months.
Singers Avoid Duets With Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson says she has a difficult time persuading singers to duet with her. Big-name vocalists declined to collaborate with her on “Piece by Piece,” but she did get John Legend and Sia, who wrote two songs on the album. It’s out Feb. 27.
Van Morrison enlists Michael Buble for new LP
Van Morrison will collaborate with Michael Buble and Joss Stone on his new album. 'Duets: Re-Working the Catalogue' is out March 16, and features 16 tracks. It’s his 35th album. The first single will be a new version of 1990 single 'Real Real Gone' featuring Michael Buble.
Omarion Premieres 'Post to Be' Music Video Ft. Chris Brown and Jhene Aiko
Omarion reunites with Chris Brown and Jhene Aiko for the music video of "Post to Be." It was posted to YouTube yesterday. “Post to Be" is the latest single from Omarion's latest album "Sex Playlist". It’s his 4thstudio album.
Pam Anderson cleaning house, wants any trace of Rick Salomon out
Pam Anderson is on a tear, ordering her husband's daughters and their dog out of her house. She filed for divorce last week, for the 3rd time. Rick Salomon is working in Vegas. Pam called and wants his 2 daughters -- ages 18 and 16 – and the 2 dogs out immediately.
Rob Schneider's Daughter Launches Music Career
Rob Schneider's daughter Elle King is hoping to find her own success as she embarks on a solo music career. She released her first blues-pop album ‘Love Stuff’ on Tuesday. She wants to be judged on her own talent. She is 25. Her mother is Rob’s ex, London King.
“50 Shades of Grey” brings in $248 million shades of green
“Fifty Shades of Grey” sizzled at the weekend box office, pulling in over $90 million over 4 days. Universal moved the premiere from October to Valentine’s Day. The gamble paid off. Its worldwide take of $248.7 million set an all-time record for an R-rated movie.
Dakota Johnson to host SNL Feb. 28
During Jerry Seinfeld’s “taking questions from the audience” bit in Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary show, Dakota Johnson revealed she is the show’s next host Feb 28. A music guest has not been announced.
Pharrell Williams has deal for 'Happy' picture book, 3 more
Pharrell Williams has a "Happy" deal for a series of children's picture books. The first, "Happy," will be published Sept. 22 and will feature photographs of children from around the world. It will be followed by 3 more picture books. Pharrell has won 10 Grammys.
Lady Gaga engaged to 'Chicago Fire' actor Taylor Kinney on Valentine’s Day
Lady Gaga is no longer caught in a bad romance: She's engaged to actor Taylor Kinney. She shared the news on Instagram, along with a picture of her ring. They met on the set of her "You & I" video in 2011. Kinney stars as Lt. Kelly Severide in the NBC series "Chicago Fire."
Leeza Gibbons wins Celebrity Apprentice
"The Celebrity Apprentice" has a new winner. Leeza Gibbons won over Geraldo Rivera in the season 7 finale. They filmed commercials for Universal Orlando Resort and sold vacation packages. Leeza was respected by her team members. The show will be back for season 8.
Chris Brown and Tyga Release New Track
Chris Brown and Tyga have one week before they release their "Fan of a Fan: The Album". Yesterday, they released "Remember Me," one of the new songs off the joint project. It’s the 3rd release from the album, available on iTunes. It’s out Feb. 24.
Taylor Swift to be Maid of Honor at friend's wedding
Taylor Swift will be Maid of Honor for her best friend Britany Maack. Britney asked Taylor to perform the duties in a touching note from her ''sister''. Taylor posted the note on Instagram, along with a photo when they were children. She then wrote, ''YEAH I WILL.”
Bobbi Kristina Will Not Be Taken Off Life Support, Bobby Brown's Lawyer Says
Bobbi Kristina Brown will not be taken off life support this week, according to Bobby Brown's lawyer. She is into her third week at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. The families have agreed to the extra time, but are preparing to accept her passing if that time must come.
Nick Gordon gets Bobbi Kristina's name tattooed on his arm
Nick Gordon has gotten Bobbi Kristina’s name tattooed on his arm. It’s etched on the inside of his forearm. He changed his Twitter photo to a snap of his new inking. He is not allowed to see her in the hospital. He tweeted, ''She is a strong person and will pull through this.”
'It's My Party' singer-songwriter Lesley Gore dies at 68
Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore died Monday. She was 68. She topped the charts in 1963 at age 16 with "It's My Party" & followed it up with "Judy's Turn to Cry" & the feminist anthem "You Don't Own Me." She was discovered by Quincy Jones & signed to Mercury Records.
Drake's Dad blames Timbaland boots for car crash
Drake's musician father Dennis Graham received a traffic citation after crashing his Jaguar into the side of a building in Memphis Thursday night. He was wearing Timbaland boots, and his foot got stuck under the brake pedal. No one was hurt. He also hit a street sign.
Snooki NOT Joining 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' Cast
Amid mounting online and magazine rumors, the producer of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" has confirmed Snooki is not joining the cast. Snooki also tweeted she has no interest in joining the show. The show is looking for a replacement for Teresa Giudice.
Tyler Perry Holds Star-studded Christening For Baby Son
Tyler Perry's newborn son enjoyed a star-studded christening on Sunday. Guests included Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Hudson, Cicely Tyson and Yolanda Adams. Tyler and longtime girlfriend Gelila Bekele welcomed little Aman in November. Winfrey shared photos online.
Ray J's Girlfriend Arrested After Beating Him Up
Ray J's girlfriend Princess Love was arrested in New Orleans last Wednesday after she allegedly attacked him. He returned to his hotel after spending the night with TV producers at a strip club. Princess was charged with domestic abuse and battery. He bailed her out.
“The Bachelor’s” final 3: Whitney, Kaitlyn and Becca.
Fifty Shades of Grey- Literature student Anastasia Steele's life changes when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey. Stars Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, and Marcia Gay Harden. (R)
Kingsman: The Secret Service- A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Stars Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Hamill, and Michael Caine. (R)
Kanye West rolls out Yeezy apparel and shoes, Kylie Jenner among models
Kanye West rolled out his Yeezy Boost fashion line & shoes for Adidas in NY last night. The unveiling included a simulcast to 50 theaters on 3 continents around the world. The shoes will be sold for $350 a pop. The presentation will be repeated over two days at 10 locations.
Taylor Swift's Beautiful 'Style' Music Video Leaks Online in Full
The music video for Taylor Swift's "Style" appeared online overnight. It’s supposed to debut this morning on "Good Morning America." She wears several different outfits as the face of her on-screen lover is projected onto her body & walls. "Style" is the third single off "1989".
'American Idol' Reveals Top 48 After 'Brutal Cuts'
“American Idol” narrowed down the number of contestants to 48 after a solo round. Next week, the remaining contestants will sing in a private concert at the House of Blues in West Hollywood before being cut to 24.
Pierce Brosnan Witnesses His Malibu Home Go Up in Flames
Pierce Brosnan’s Malibu luxury home was damaged in a house fire Wednesday night. The blaze started in the garage. It was contained before it spread to the main part of the house. Damage is estimated at $1 million. The property is valued at $18 million.
Jennifer Lopez Giving Fans Tour Of Childhood Home
Jennifer Lopez will give fans a tour of her childhood home in the Bronx tomorrow night. She recently headed back with a camera crew to show off the house and her favorite hang-out spots during her youth. It airs on TNT following the NBA All-Star Game.
Drake Releases Surprise 17-Song Project
Drake has pulled a ‘Beyonce’. Last night, he surprised fans on Twitter, revealing his new project called "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" is available on iTunes. It features 17 new songs and collaborations with Lil Wayne, Travi$ Scott and PARTYNEXTDOOR.
Bruce Jenner blames Lexus driver for fatal accident
Bruce Jenner told police the Lexus driver killed in last Saturday's crash suddenly slammed on her brakes. He could not recall if the Lexus driver smashed into the Prius before his SUV struck her car. Law enforcement still believes Bruce was following too close.
Bobbi Kristina Brown Involved in Car Crash Days Before Hospitalization
Bobbi Kristina Brown was involved in a car crash that sent two people to a hospital Jan. 27. She was driving a Jeep Liberty in Roswell, Ga., lost control, crossed into the opposite lanes & collided with a Ford Taurus. Four days later, she was found face-down in a bathtub.
Liv Tyler Gives Birth to Second Son
Steven Tyler's daughter has welcomed her first baby with beau David Gardner. Liv Tyler gave birth to a baby boy Wednesday night. The baby arrived six and a half weeks early & is still in the hospital. Liv also has a ten-year-old son named Milo from her previous marriage.
Charlie Sheen for president? It could happen
Charlie Sheen is dabbling in politics. His aim is high…he wants to occupy the White House. He asked ten friends what they thought…they all said go for it. He would ask his dad Martin to be his Vice President. Their platform: truth & transparency. Both are already well-known.
Police: Actor Emile Hirsch put woman in chokehold in Utah
Police in Utah say actor Emile (Emeel) Hirsch put a studio executive in a chokehold and dragged her across a nightclub table. He was in Utah for the Sundance Film Festival. The incident happened at Tao Nightclub Jan. 25. He’s in alcohol rehab & due in court March 16.
'SNL' 40th anniversary special expands to 3 1/2 hours
The "Saturday Night Live" 40th anniversary special is bursting at the seams with talent. NBC is expanding the special to 3 1/2 hours. Everyone who has been an "SNL" has been invited. "SNL" debuted on Oct. 11, 1975. The 40th Anniversary Special airs Sunday from 8 to 11:30.
O'Donnell says goodbye to 'The View'
Rosie O'Donnell has ended her second stint on "The View." She thanked Barbara Walters for having her on twice. Her first tenure ended in 2007. She is going through a divorce and had one heart attack. The show will rotate female celebrity guest hosts as a tryout.
Nicki Minaj & Meek Mill Touring Together As 'Hottest Rap Couple'
Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill perform together in New York tomorrow night, and again in Charlotte later this month. There's also talk of putting together a world tour. Nicki is the main draw, and being paid twice as much. He still gets fringe benefits.
Lady Gaga to perform at the Oscars
Lady Gaga will give a "special tribute performance" at the Oscars ceremony. The producers also announced they’ve added Chris Evans, Dakota Johnson, Jennifer Lopez, Chloë Grace Moretz, Eddie Murphy and Margot Robbie as presenters. The show airs Feb. 22 on ABC.
Will Smith Hints At Release Of New Music With Kanye West
Will Smith recently teased fans about releasing new music after a 10-year hiatus. He’s in London promoting his new film 'Focus.' He revealed he has been in the recording studio with Kanye West. He feels “creative” and is exploring ideas for a new album.
Eddie Murphy says stand-up comedy 'stopped being fun'
Eddie Murphy has revealed he walked away from stand-up comedy because it ''stopped being fun.'' He said, ''Comedy's changed - when I started there were 100 comedians, now there's 100,000.” He’s open to doing another movie, but only if he likes the script.
Pamela Anderson Files for Divorce From Rick Salomon for Third Time
Pamela Anderson has filed for divorce from husband Rick Salomon again. It's the third time since they first married in 2007. They separated February 10 and she filed the papers the following day.
'60 Minutes' reporter Bob Simon dies in car crash in NYC
Longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon died in a car crash yesterday in New York. He was 73. He was a passenger in a town car that hit a Mercedes-Benz stopped at a traffic light, then slammed into metal barriers in the median. He joined CBS News in 1967.
Lawyer: Video shows ambush of former rap mogul 'Suge' Knight
A lawyer for Suge Knight said his office has video showing the former rap mogul was ambushed. Knight is charged with murder & attempted murder for running over 2 men with his truck. The surveillance video came from a burger stand. He remains jailed without bail.
Taylor Swift Gets Eleventh Week Atop Billboard 200
Taylor Swift's "1989" continues its reign on the album chart at 11 weeks. Since being released in October, "1989" has never left the top 2. Trailing behind is the 53th installment on the “Now That's What I Call Music” album series. Ed Sheeran's "X" falls to No. 3.
Kanye West to perform free concert in Broadway neighborhood tonight
Kanye West will perform a free street concert tonight in NYC. The stage is set up in Madison Square Park at Broadway and East 23rd Street. The 8 p.m. concert organized by Jay Z's Roc Nation is part of the NBA All-Star Weekend. The NBA is not involved in the event.
Charlie Sheen says Brian Williams got screwed
Charlie Sheen is upset over Brian Williams' 6 month suspension from NBC Nightly News. He released a rant that called him a victim of a witch hunt. He referred to him as a hero, and thanked him for his 24 years in TV journalism. He called him a “true Patriot.”
Heidi Klum, Mel. B, Howie Mandel to return as 'America's Got Talent' judges
Howie Mandel, Mel B and Heidi Klum will return as judges on America's Got Talent. Howard Stern is also back. Nick Cannon will again serve as host. AGT will celebrate its 10th season. The live performance and results shows will again originate from Radio City Music Hall.
Man pleads no contest to burglarizing Miley Cyrus' home
A convicted burglar pleaded no contest to breaking into Miley Cyrus' home Dec. 16. Rusty Edward Sellner is due back in court for sentencing April 1. He has previous convictions for burglary and evading arrest. Cyrus has listed the home for sale.
Four Unreleased Spice Girls Tracks Leak Online
Four songs recorded by the Spice Girls in 2000 emerged on SoundCloud yesterday, before being removed. The songs are believed to have been recorded the same time as their third and final album ‘Forever’. The group’s 20th anniversary is 2016.
50 Cent Trashes Grammys, Disagrees With Kanye West's Comment on Beck's Win
50 Cent believes the Grammy Awards are going downhill. In an interview, he mentioned his Best New Artist loss to Evanescence in 2004. He said, "When's the last time you've seen Evanescence?" He said Beck deserved to win…he wrote and produced his own album.
Melissa Rivers to release book about mom Joan Rivers
Melissa Rivers will release a book about her late mother, Joan Rivers. The memoir ‘The Book of Joan’ will be out May 5. The narrative will include anecdotes about the late comedian, in addition to jokes & advice. Melissa wanted to write a book that would make her mom laugh.
Taylor Swift helps fan cope with breakup playlist
A Taylor Swift fan posted a message to Swift on Tumblr about breaking up with her boyfriend. Taylor told her to block her ex-boyfriend's number and try to focus on keeping his negativity out of her life. She also posted a list of breakup songs by other artists.
Taylor Swift Has Wax Figure Unveiled, to unveil video on GMA
Taylor Swift’s new wax figure will be unveiled at the London-based Madame Tussauds. Her wax replica is dressed in a cheerleader outfit from her "Shake It Off" music video. It will be on display next week. She debuts her “Style” video on Good Morning America tomorrow.
Missy Elliott Pictured Hitting the Studio With Timbaland
The wait for Missy Elliott's new music will be over soon. She shared a photo on Twitter in the studio with Timbaland. Her last album "The Cookbook" arrived back in July 2005. Fans are now expecting a follow-up. She was a big hit during the Super Bowl halftime.
Jill Scott: New Album on the way, honored by Essence
Jill Scott is currently finishing her fifth studio album. She was honored at Essence magazine's annual salute to Black Women in Music. This year marks the 15th anniversary since the release of her debut album. Her next album is due out this summer.
Nick Jonas to Host Kids' Choice Awards
Nick Jonas will host the Kids' Choice Awards. He posted a video on Instagram last night making the announcement. He sported an all-black outfit including sunglasses, black tee, leather jacket and pants. He had dropped hints on Twitter all day. The show airs March 28.
Dave Grohl Named Record Store Day Ambassador
Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl has been named this year's Record Store Day Ambassador. He is a fan of indie record shops. He got into music after hearing 1975's ‘K-Tel's Blockbuster 20 Original Hits by the Original Stars.’ This year's Record Store Day is April 18.
Sam Smith wins 4 Grammys, Beck takes home album of the year
Sam Smith took home 4 Grammy Awards. Beck earned a surprise win for album of the year for “Morning Phase.” Pharrell walked away with three awards. Double winners included Eminem, Chick Corea, the "Frozen" soundtrack and Kendrick Lamar.
Pharrell Williams wins three of four Grammys, loses only Best Album
Va Beach’s Pharrell Williams won Grammys for Best Urban Contemporary Album for "Girl," Best Music Video for the song "Happy" and Best Pop Solo Performance for a live version of "Happy." While performing “Happy,” he was dressed in what appeared to be bellhop clothes.
Kanye West almost pulls a Kanye on best album winner Beck
Kanye West almost pulled another Kanye at the Grammy Awards. He popped up on stage as Beck accepted the album of the year award, beating out expected victor Beyoncé. He smiled & quickly jumped down. In 2009, he interrupted the VMA’s when Taylor Swift beat Beyonce.
Kanye West and Taylor Swift bond backstage
Kanye West and Taylor Swift posed backstage together at the Grammy Awards. Six years ago, he infamously interrupted her MTV VMA acceptance speech. They stood close as both sported large smiles for the cameras. She also chatted with his wife, Kim Kardashian.
Spongebob Squarepants Takes Out American Sniper Atop The Box Office
The Spongebob Movie knocked American Sniper off the top of the box office chart, taking in $56 million. Clint Eastwood's acclaimed war film still generated strong sales with $24.2 million. Jupiter Ascending was No. 3 with $19 million, followed by ‘7th Son’ & ‘Paddington.’
Chris Brown Completes Community Service, ready to tour
Chris Brown is preparing to get his joint tour with Trey Songz back on track…he has completed his community service sentence. He made the announcement on Twitter. Dates for missed concerts are to be announced, including the opener in Hampton.
Bruce Jenner not chased by paparazzi in fatal Malibu crash
Bruce Jenner may not be at fault in Saturday’s fatal crash in Malibu. A Prius stopped in traffic. Bruce’s SUV swerved around & crashed into a Lexus, pushing it into the path of a Hummer. The female driver was killed. Police suspect the Prius was making a U-turn.
Rosie O'Donnell Cites 'Health Issue' for 'The View' Exit
Rosie O'Donnell has left “The View” over a “health issue.” She did not say what, but she suffered a near fatal heart attack in 2012. Also, she revealed she and wife Michelle Rounds have been separated since November. They share 5 children, 4 are now teenagers.
Brian Williams Cancels Interview On David Letterman
NBC anchor Brian Williams is off the air a few days & will not be on David Letterman's show tonight. He admitted he was not aboard a helicopter that came under attack in Iraq in 2003. He called it a "fog of memory." His reporting after Katrina in 2005 is also under review.
Missy Elliott Working on New Music With Timbaland
Missy Elliott will be working on new music with rapper/producer Timbaland. She was a surprise guest at Katy Perry's headlining set during the Super Bowl halftime, and was a big hit. Timbaland believes she’s ready for a comeback, and has a new generation of fans.
Tyler Perry Visits Bobbi Kristina Brown In Hospital
Filmmaker Tyler Perry paid a visit to Bobbi Kristina Brown in the hospital yesterday. She continues to fight for her life following her near-drowning incident. She remains on life support at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.
Justin Bieber's Shoes Sold for Over $62,000 at Charity Auction
An eBay auction that put Justin Bieber's memorabilia on sale has ended. It helps raise thousands of dollars for a food bank in his hometown of Stratford, Ontario. The items were all autographed and donated by his family. A pair of his basketball shoes sold for $62,000.
Rihanna raises $50m for Aids Fund
Rihanna has raised over $50 million for an AIDS Fund through her Viva Glam collaborations with MAC Cosmetics. She designed two lines of lipstick and lip gloss for the cosmetics brand. Also launching Glam products: Elton John, Nicki Minaj, Lady GaGa and Miley Cyrus.