March 25, 2015
Van Halen going on tour to 39 cities…Hampton Roads isn't one of them
Van Halen is spending their summer on the road. The veteran rock band will embark on a North American tour starting July 5 in Seattle. The 39-date trek concludes October 2 in Los Angeles. They plan to re-master their classic albums and release them later this year.
'Mad Men' star Hamm has treatment for alcohol addiction
"Mad Men" star Jon Hamm recently completed treatment for alcohol addiction. The final season of the 1960s-set drama begins April 5 on AMC. The 43-year-old Hamm plays Don Draper, a troubled advertising executive with a dark past.
Michelle Obama's bald look on show appearance causes speculation
Why did First lady Michelle Obama appear nearly bald in last night's "Jeopardy"? She presented answers related to healthy eating. The camera angle and lighting may have obscured her ponytail. But she sure looked shorn. The show is taped weeks in advance.
Taraji P. Henson says her son was racially profiled at USC
Actress Taraji P. Henson says her 20-year-old son is transferring to Howard University. She told a magazine her son Marcel was stopped by police on the campus of USC for having his hands in his pockets. USC's Dept. of Public Safety said it does not tolerate racial profiling.
Fox announces summer return of 'The X-Files'
Agents Mulder and Scully are making their television return. Fox will air a six-episode run of new episodes of "The X-Files" this summer. Stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will be back. "The X-Files" premiered on Fox in September 1993 and ran for nine seasons.
Fox sues record label in dispute over 'Empire' title
Fox Television and a San Francisco company are in a legal battle over the name Empire. The Fox show and the record label have the same name. The show stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. Empire Distribution's original trademark application was denied.
Kelly Osbourne reveals she has cancer gene
Kelly Osbourne has revealed she has a cancer gene that increases risk of breast or ovarian cancer. Her mother Sharon had a double-mastectomy & had her children tested. Kelly says she also plans to have preventive surgery. Angelina Jolie is now going thru menopause.
Vin Diesel thinks 'Furious 7' will win Best Picture Oscar
Vin Diesel is confident about Furious 7's Oscar chances. He predicts the film, which hits theaters April 3, will take next year's Oscar for Best Picture. Industry experts believe the final Fast & Furious film will sweep the April box office with a $115 million opening.
Will Ferrell Honored With Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Will Ferrell has been awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was joined by family and co-stars. He joked, "I not only accept it, but I will be here every day from 3 to 5 P.M. polishing the star." His next movie, "Get Hard," opens in theaters Friday.
Lara Logan Re-Hospitalized due to Brutal Assault in Egypt in 2011
'60 Minutes' reporter Lara Logan is back in the hospital. She continues recovery from trauma she suffered during a brutal assault in Egypt in 2011. She continues working for '60 Minutes' between treatments. A family friend told media she's in a Washington hospital.
T.I. Announces New Album 'Traps Open'
T.I. is going trap with his next album. While promoting his film "Get Hard," he dropped details about the second installment of his "Paperwork" album trilogy. It's called 'Traps Open'." For now, it's still unclear when the new album will be released.
Brandy to Make Broadway Debut in 'Chicago'
Brandy is set to play Roxie Hart in a Broadway production of "Chicago." The show runs 8 weeks at the Ambassador Theatre in New York starting April 28. Country singer Jennifer Nettles is finishing her 2-month engagement. Brandy, now 36, started her career at 14.
Iggy Azalea Admits to Having Boob Job
Iggy Azalea has had breast enhancement surgery. The Australian female rapper was tired of having padding sewed into her costumes. She tried modeling before becoming a singer. But agencies told her to lose weight and get a nose job, and it affected her confidence.
Ray J wants out of Love & Hip Hop, says show is ruining his love life
Ray J has quit "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood." He feels the negativity and conflict that defines the show is interfering in his relationship with Princess Love. She was arrested in February & they've had problems since. Producers will meet with him today to discuss options.
'Independence Day 2' Lands Vivica A. Fox
Vivica A. Fox will be back to reprise her role for the Independence Day sequel. She played Will Smith's wife Jasmine in the 1996 blockbuster. Will is out due to salary requirements. Jeff Goldblum & Bill Pullman are also back. Independence Day 2 is out June 24th, 2016.