ICYMI...Blake Shelton hosted and served as musical guest on SNL...here are some highlights.
There was Celebrity Family Feud...
Then there was a Bachelor parody called "Farm Hunk"...
American Sniper continues to dominate the box office with another $64.4 million and the top spot, laying waste to the competition for the second straight weekend. It's now approaching the $200 million mark overall after setting January and Martin Luther King Day Weekend records last week. This despite another celeb blasting it: Bill Maher said it was about a “psychopath patriot”. The Jennifer Lopez thriller The Boy Next Door came in a distant second place with $15 million. And Paddington nabbed third followed by Wedding Ringer and Taken 3 with Liam Neeson secured fourth and fifth places with $11.6 million and $7.6 million, respectively. Being buzzed about most is that the film Mordecai, which, despite a strong cast that includes Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany, and Ewan McGregor - was a total flop at just $4.1 million.
Birdman won the big prize - outstanding motion picture cast - at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. While the SAG award for the best ensemble cast does not always translate to a best picture win at the Academy Awards, it does indicate that actors, the largest voting bloc for the Oscars, favor it over another strong contender, Boyhood. The individual acting Oscars appear to be sewn up after the SAG awards, which went to the four artists who won Golden Globes two weeks ago - Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne, Patricia Arquette and J.K. Simmons. In the TV awards, it was a strong night for Orange is the New Black, which won best comedy ensemble and best actress for Uzo Aduba. It was also a big night for recognizing diversity in Hollywood, with black actresses taking two of the top acting honors. In addition to Aduba, Viola Davis won best actress in a drama series as the lawyer in How to Get Away with Murder. Sidebar...Zach Galifianakis did NOT look like Zach Galifianakis at the show!
Julia Roberts will produce and star in a movie about Batkid, the five-year-old leukemia patient whose dream of becoming a Batman sidekick was fulfilled when the city of San Francisco turned itself into Gotham for a day in 2013. Roberts is set to adapt a feature from the documentary Batkid Begins, which is premiering this week at the Slamdance festival. Miles Scott became a sensation on November 15, 2013, when his staged heroics across San Francisco were facilitated by tens of thousands of volunteers and followed by millions on social media. Scott got to go on an adventure in which he battled villains like the Riddler and the Penguin, ultimately saving the day through Make-a-Wish. He is now 6, still in remission and in the first grade. More HERE.
Lindsay Lohan might be going back to the clink because she hasn’t completed her community service. The actress was sentenced with probation and 240 hours of community service after pleading no contest to reckless driving in a car crash in June 2012. At her last progress report in November she still had 138 hours to complete and sources say she’s not even close to done. Lohan has a hearing on Wednesday in Los Angeles and is expected to ask the court for mercy and more time due to medical problems related to a bout of a rare mosquito-borne virus. Sidebar…people are saying she photoshopped a photo showing her looking super skinny getting out of the hospital.
Speaking of potentially going to jail...Chris Brown is allegedly the victim of identity theft, and the police could be at fault. Brown was jailed last March after he was kicked out of his court-mandated rehab program, but was temporarily released under police supervision to travel to Washington, D.C. for a hearing in his assault case. While in official custody, Brown was transported to D.C., but not before stopping for a day at the San Bernardino County Jail, where he was required to provide identification. Brown's I.D. was allegedly left behind at the jail as he continued on with his trip to D.C., and then back to Los Angeles, where he remained behind bars until early June. Now, nine months later, it surfaced online with a guy attempting to sell it for $10,000. Police interviewed the suspect, who claimed he obtained the I.D. from a friend, who in turn got it from another. An investigation is ongoing to determine how police lost possession of the card and if any charges will be filed.
BTW…apparently he has on again girlfriend Karrueche Tran to thank for keeping him out of jail. When he goes out to party, he remembers what it was like to be in solitary confinement and unable to make the sweet sweet love to Karrueche, so that keeps him from making bad decisions. He put her in his new video for “Autumn Leaves”. See the video HERE (WARNING: LANGUAGE). That said, he has a March court date after his probabtion was revoked…and could be facing prison time. Rumor has it he wants to marry Karrueche before potentially going to jail.
Allegedly... The Rihanna-Leonardo DiCaprio relationship is moving on to the next level. According to US Weekly, Leo have been trying to hook up with Rihanna since May 2009. They've attended the same parties, yet Leo never got the chance to hook up with her until this year. According to a close insider to Leo's team: “Rihanna is sexy, and they have a connection. She’s the kind of girl to keep you on your toes — smart and a little unpredictable.” However, don't expect this relationship to last, as both parties are afraid of commitment. “Neither one is looking to make this anything more than fun. He’s into her, and they’re enjoying it.” However, according to Star magazine: “Their chemistry is off the charts. Rihanna loves Leo’s attitude about life, and he thinks her laid-back demeanor is irresistibly sexy. She says he’s the best she ever had.”
Kanye West wants you go know why he doesn't smile in photos. He addressed it this week at the Fashion Los Angeles Awards. He explained, "Back when I was working on Yeezus, I saw this book from the 1800s and it was velvet-covered with brass and everything. I looked at all these people's photos, and they look so real and their outfits were incredible and they weren't smiling." He continued: "People, you know the paparazzi, always come up to me, 'Why you not smiling?' and I think, not smiling makes me smile. When you see paintings in an old castle, people are not smiling because it just wouldn't look as cool." Last month, West's wife Kim Kardashian captioned a picture of herself smiling at a Christmas party, "See I do smile... even laugh on occasion. Not too often though because it causes wrinkles."
ICYMI...Miss Columbia was crowned Miss Universe. Miss USA was runner-up.
In relationship news…Selena Gomez and Zedd went on a double date with Zac Efron and Sami Miro. Ryan Reynolds says he loves being a dad...and even tried breastfeeding! Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams are divorcing after six years and no children. And Patrick Dempsey and his wife Jillian Fink are divorcing after 15 years of marriage.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 just became the highest-grossing domestic release of 2014, garnering $333.18 million in box office revenue, bringing the worldwide gross to more than $700 million. That just beat Guardians Of The Galaxy, which grossed $333.17 million. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, was the highest-grossing domestic film of 2013, beating out another superhero film, Iron Man 3. This is the first time in box office history a franchise nabbed the highest-grossing title two years in a row. Not even Harry Potter could make that magic happen. The news comes on the heels of the announcement of the arrival of Mockingjay – Part 1 to DVD and Blu-ray on Feb. 17th.
Speaking of movies...why was Will Ferrell was escorted out of the New Orleans Pelicans-Los Angeles Lakers game Wednesday night? He hit a cheerleader in the face with a basketball. Before you get all crazy, it was for a scene in his upcoming movie, “Daddy’s Home.” Ferrell acted like he was going to take a half-court shot but threw the ball into the girl’s face instead. The movie also stars Mark Wahlberg.
Coach Bill Belichick firmly denied any knowledge of the Patriots' under-inflated footballs yesterday, so all eyes turned to QB Tom Brady. But in his own afternoon news conference, Brady issued an adamant denial of his own. "I didn't alter the ball in any way," he said. "I have no knowledge of any wrongdoing. I'm very comfortable saying that." He added that he checked the balls prior to the game, as per usual, and they were "perfect." Brady was also asked if he was a cheater. "I don't believe so," he said. "I feel like I've always played within the rules. I would never do anything to break the rules. I believe in fair play, and I respect the league, and everything that they're doing to try to create a competitive playing field for all the NFL teams." The NFL is reportedly investigating the incident, although Brady said that he had not been approached by the league for questioning.
Why was Will Ferrell was escorted out of the New Orleans Pelicans-Los Angeles Lakers game Wednesday night? He hit a cheerleader in the face with a basketball. Before you get all crazy, it was for a scene in his upcoming movie, “Daddy’s Home.” Ferrell acted like he was going to take a half-court shot but threw the ball into the girl’s face instead. The movie also stars Mark Wahlberg.
There is a writer that feels the need to say to the world that Nickelback isn’t the worst band in the world. The reasons being:
Nickelback is the only legitimately popular hard rock band left.
Nickelback has made one genuinely great album, plus a bunch of killer singles.
Nickelback is not afraid to experiment.
Nickelback do not take themselves particularly seriously.
Nickelback kept a bunch of well-respected metal bands afloat.
Now it’s time to catch up with Puddle of Mudd singer, Wes Scantlin. What has he been up to? Getting arrested for riding the baggage carousel at the airport. He had to be bailed out by a fan…and then headed straight to his Denver show from jail. #RockStarLife
Justin Bieber recently gave his first interview in nine months, and admitted that he is very influenced by black culture-- plus, several Black celebs serve as his mentors. Bieber told The Hollywood Reporter, “I’m very influenced by black culture, but I don’t think of it as black or white. It’s not me trying to act or pose in a certain way.” He added, “It’s a lifestyle — like a suaveness or a swag, per se. But I don’t really like to say the word [‘swag’] anymore. It’s kind of played out.” He added, “I know who I am and what I’m doing in my life and what I’ve accomplished and continue to accomplish as a performer, as a writer, as an artist, as a person, as a human being. I’m happy with the man I’m becoming.” Some of the black celebs that mentor him including Usher, Drake- who is “like a big brother to him” and Will Smith, who once drove to his house and pulled him out of bed for a 3-hour talk. Pics and more HERE.
Paula Abdul is returning to your TV. It was just announced that she and Jason Derulo will join the cast of 'So You Think You Can Dance.' The pair will judge alongside Nigel Lythgoe and Cat Deeley. The new season of the show kicks off tomorrow.
Justin Bieber surprised everyone at a West Hollywood hotspot by grabbing a guitar and doing an acoustic set of 4 songs. And he was good!
Guys…Jon Gosselin has waited tables, installed solar panels, and now he has found his life’s calling. Club DJ. Ohhhh yyyyeeeaaahhhh. He currently DJs about 12 to 15 gigs a month, and says "It's not easy. You have to know what you're doing. You have to keep the flow." What does he play? "I'll go back to the '50s and play some James Brown then into the '80s: Prince and stuff like that," he says. "Then into the '90s, and then Taylor Swift or whatever. I just move around." You MUST read MORE HERE.
'TLC' surpassed their Kickstarter goal of $150,000 to make their final album. Not only is the number still climbing; there are still 28 days left! Katy Perry must be a diehard TLC fan. She has donated $5,000 to the campaign. For her five-grand, Perry nabbed herself a slumber party with T-Boz. TLC's T-Boz and Chilli thanked Perry on Twitter this week:
Chris Pratt and Chris Evans have agreed to a Super Bowl bet. They both play superheroes in blockbuster Marvel franchises, but they are rivals when it comes to their favorite sports teams, who will play each other in the Super Bowl. Pratt, who plays "Guardians of the Galaxy's" Star-Lord, roots for the Seattle Seahawks, while Evans, who plays Captain America, is a fan of the New England Patriots. In a Twitter exchange this week, the stars good-naturedly bantered about their favorite teams before agreeing to a bet that would benefit two local children's charities: Seattle Children's Hospital and Christopher's Haven in Boston. Specifically, if the Patriots win, Pratt would visit Christopher's Haven dressed as his Star-Lord character, and if the Seahawks win, Evans would don Captain America's costume while visiting Seattle Children's Hospital.
Jennifer Aniston says she’s dyslexic in the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter, and that she has a lazy eye that has to be corrected in photos all the time. And then, she was asked AGAIN about whether Brad Pitt cheated on her with Angelina Jolie and she says, "We're not in daily communication. "But we wish nothing but wonderful things for each other. Nobody did anything wrong. You know what I mean? It was just like, sometimes things [happen]." Then she got frustrated saying, "If the world only could just stop with the stupid, soap-opera bulls***. There's no story. I mean, at this point it's starting to become — please, give more credit to these human beings." More HERE and HERE.
Bruce Jenner will address his changing appearance in an upcoming episode of “Keeping Up with The Kardashians.” There have been rumors that he’s becoming a transwoman after he grew his hair out and painted his nails. InTouch magazine even featured a photoshopped Jenner with makeup and lipstick on its cover. Now sources say he will talk about the rumors on the E! reality show.
Jennifer Lopez is on the cover of People Magazine’s February 2nd issue with her 6-year-old twins, and talks about being afraid to be alone. More HERE.
This is genius. And we have Justin Bieber to thank for it. Comedy Central will 'roast' the Bieb later this year…and it was all his idea. A rep for the network said, "Justin has been asking us for a few years to roast him, and we just kept telling him to go create more source material first. We're thrilled he listened." Bieber tweeted, "For years I have wanted Comedy Central to roast me. They said only if I provided them w/ more material so for a year now I have worked hard."
The season 8 premiere of "The Voice" is still a month away, but they have already announced this season’s celebrity mentors. Lionel Richie will help Team Pharrell Williams, Ellie Goulding will mentor Team Adam Levine, Nick Jonas will handle Team Christina Aguilera, and Meghan Trainor will assist Team Blake Shelton. Mentors come into play during the battle round stage of the competition. The new season of "The Voice" premieres on Monday, Feb. 23.
Former Voice coach Gwen Stefani got all teary when talking about her 12-year marriage to Gavin Rossdale on the Today show. She said, 'If I look back on the whole thing the one thing that's been constant is that we both want the same thing.We both want to be married. We both want to be good parents, and so I feel really proud of what we've done together and that we don't...You're gonna get me crying, no don't, I'm going to get all emotional! But I am really proud of it.' By the way, she will headline her first solo show in six years on February 7th in Los Angeles.
UPDATE: Tiger Wood’s tooth apparently wasn’t knocked out by a photographer. The secretary general of the organizing committee for the race Lindsey Vonn won in Italy claims to have been next to Tiger during the so-called crush of paparazzi his agent claims caused him to lose a tooth. She said no such incident took place. If that is true, then we don’t know how Tiger really lost his front tooth.
Fergie and Josh Duhamel have embraced therapy as a couple, and have sessions both separately or together. Fergie thinks counseling has improved their marriage, and added that her hubs is "not afraid. He doesn't feel like he's not man enough." Because of their therapy, the couple has made it a rule to not be apart longer than two weeks at a time, and as new parents, they have a plan in place for taking turns with work to better balance their home life. The couple met in 2004 on the set of Las Vegas and got married in 2009.
Justin Timberlake has a crappy restaurant…literally. His Italian restaurant in New York City was forced to close due to ruptured plumbing that spewed human waste on the walls. JT and two other partners opened Destino in 2006. But in July 2013 illegal plumbing pipes ruptured above the restaurant, drenching the walls with human waste. The singer’s other partners filed a lawsuit against the insurer of the restaurant claiming they refused to pay for the repairs which then forced them to close down the place. More HERE.
So this is awful…a man Britney Spears dated during her darkest days has been fatally shot down by the Taliban in Afghanistan. Spears met John Sundahl at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in 2007, and he was credited with helping her overcome her drinking problems. The two were even rumored to be engaged at one point, and there was another rumor that they had reconnected last summer. Sundahl, 44, was in Afghanistan as a private contractor, "ferrying officials across" the country. He was flying a helicopter from Kabul when he was shot down. "John went there to try to repair the country," his brother says. Sundahl's body was brought to the US last week for a funeral and burial. As for Spears, "she is devastated," says an insider. As Sundahl's brother explains, "John was still good friends with Britney, he talked to her regularly. They dated for a while but always kept in touch afterwards. ... We know Britney's upset, too."
It’s official…people still hate LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian. Their VH1 reality show, "LeAnn & Eddie", has been canceled after one season. They had hoped to use the show partly to dispel public fallacies about their marriage. It didn’t work.
The biggest news that dropped on us yesterday in the middle of the day was the fact that New Kids on the Block are heading back on tour this summer, and they'll be joined by TLC and Nelly. "There is no stopping us! We always have something up our sleeves," said Donnie Wahlberg, who revealed the tour news with the rest of NKOTB on Good Morning America. "Our fans keep asking us to come back out on the road, and we want to keep giving them what they want." The 90's nostalgia tour will kick off May 1st in Las Vegas and will come to the KFC Yum! Center, June 7th. Tickets go on sale January 31st.
During Sunday's AFC Championship game, 11 of the 12 footballs allotted to the New England Patriots were under-inflated by 2 pound of air, league sources told ESPN last night. The NFL is now said to be investigating how the footballs became under-inflated. At this point, it is unclear if any penalties will be imposed on the Patriots. One source described the league as "disappointed ... angry ... distraught," after spending considerable time on the findings.
NBCUniversal announced that it will be offering an 11-hour free digital video stream of this year's Super Bowl. In addition to the game itself, the free stream—which kicks off at noon on Feb. 1st—will include Super Bowl XLIX pre-and post-game shows as well as NBC's post-game presentation of The Blacklist. While the stream is meant to promote NBC's TV Everywhere campaign, the broadcast won't exactly be "everywhere," as the event will only be available via desktop computers and tablets. The NFL has given the exclusive rights to live stream on smartphones to Verizon Wireless. Viewers will be able to tune into the stream through NBC.com, NBC Sports Live Extra, and the NBC Sports Live Extra app, without the added step of logging in and authenticating their pay TV subscription details.
So this is pretty cool…a group of tourists who ran up the "Rocky" steps in Philadelphia got a knockout photo at the top -- a picture with Rocky himself. A man and two friends had just finished racing up the staircase at the city's Museum of Art when they saw Sylvester Stallone. The man said, "He said to us 'Man, you guys are fast. You're making me look bad!'" Stallone then posed for a selfie with them and put up one fist, saying, "Look tough, guys!" Stallone made the steps famous in the first “Rocky” movie, when he used them as part of his training routine. Thousands of people now visit the steps each year to recreate the run and to take pictures with a Rocky statue, which was originally a prop in "Rocky III." More HERE.
Guys…Shaq is a cop. Retired NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal has officially become a reserve police officer for the Doral Police Department in South Florida. He was sworn in at a special ceremony yesterday, and now the problem becomes finding a uniform that will fit him at 7 feet one inch tall, 324 pounds! Shaq had originally applied to become a member of Doral police in September. He went through the entire application process and submitted to a background check before he could join the force. But he will not receive a salary and will cover his own insurance costs.
It's been a week since John Travolta introduced himself to a male stranger at the gym at three in the morning. In that time, a photo of Travolta and the man has gone viral, and both Travolta and the man have had to explain exactly why Travolta approached him. Here's Travolta's explanation: "[I work out] for my health...as you get older, if you have kids that are young – I mean, my son's 4 and my daughter's 14. I should be really a grandfather, but I'm a father," he said. "They still want me to play with them at the level of a much younger man. So in order to stay healthy for them, that's what I do." Here is what the man, named Justin Jones, told the media: "I was completely aware of what was happening. He just walks right up to me and introduces himself – 'Hi, I'm John.'" When asked if he thought Travolta was sizing him up: "I understood what was happening when it was happening – it was in his body language. It didn't make me uncomfortable, but I noticed it."
Robin Thicke’s dad, Alan Thicke, says he has no doubt the allegations against Bill Cosby are true. Alan was an actor and former co-worker and still considers Cosby a friend. But he says where there's smoke, there's fire… and Cosby must have been a bad boy. In his history with Cosby he never witnessed any kind of behavior showing sexual assault. Thicke says that Cosby did great things for comedy and televison but that he hasn't spoken to Cosby since the allegations have come out.
Johnny Depp plays music, but he has no plans to be a famous musician. The idea of actors cashing in on their screen success to launch a music career "is a sickening thing, it's always just made me sick," Depp told reporters in Berlin. "I've been very lucky to play on friends' records and it's still going. Music is still part of my life. But you won't be hearing The Johnny Depp Band. That won't ever exist." Depp, a guitar player, has recorded and performed with Oasis and Marilyn Manson among others. "The kind of luxury now is, anybody with a certain amount of success, if you have a kind of musical being, you can go out and start a band and capitalize on your work in other areas," Depp continued. "But I hate the idea, 'come see me play the guitar because you've seen me in 12 movies.' It shouldn't be (that way). You want the people who are listening to the music to only be interested in the music."
Kim Kardashian has once again stripped naked for yet another racy magazine spread. The reality star is butt-naked in the February issue of Love Magazine, and a sneak peek pic from the shoot hit the Internet earlier today. Her camp is all upset because this shoot was done before the “break the Internet” pics for Paper magazine, and now it’s two nude pictorials back to back. Nobody wants her with clothes on anymore. The magazine posted the shot on its Instagram page and quickly removed it, but it had already gone viral. The photo teases a "special Prada project,” where Kim Kardashian West wears the new spring collection alongside 2012 pieces remade in this season's fabrics. More HERE if you're sassy.
TLC has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $150,000 from fans to fund the group's fifth and final album. The Kickstarter page explains that the money will go toward an in-studio writing session, and fans who contribute can claim a number of rewards, including autographed lyrics, concert tickets and even a TLC slumber party. The new album will be the group's second without Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who died in a car accident in 2002. "She's always incorporated no matter what, but we're coming up with how to do that. But, you know, she lives within us every time," T-Boz said. It's already raised $30,000!
Tiger Woods is missing a front tooth. He made a surprise visit to Italy on Monday to watch girlfriend Lindsey Vonn capture her record 63rd World Cup title. "During a crush of photographers as the awards podium at the World Cup event in Italy, a media member with a shoulder-mounted video camera pushed and surged toward the stage, turned and hit Tiger Woods in the mouth," said a reporter who was there. "Woods' tooth was knocked out by the incident." Woods had been wearing a scarf with a skeleton pattern over the lower part of his face, sunglasses and a stocking cap. A few photos were taken when the scarf was lowered. Click HERE for the full story and pics.
Seth Rogen and Michael Moore are both sparking controversy again, this time over comments made about the Oscar-nominated film American Sniper. "American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that's showing in the third act of Inglorious Basterds," Rogen tweeted on Sunday. He later clarified his remarks. "I just said something 'kinda reminded' me of something else. I actually liked American Sniper," he tweeted on Monday. "It just reminded me of the Tarantino scene." Moore also stirred controversy over remarks he made about snipers on Sunday. "My uncle killed by sniper in WW2," he tweeted. "We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren't heroes. And invaders r worse." He did, however, have positive things to say about the actual movie. "Awesome performance from Bradley Cooper. One of the best of the year. Great editing. Costumes, hair, makeup superb!" he wrote.
Love Jimmy Kimmel. During his segment, 'Lie Witness News', Jimmy asks people on the street if they saw the speech Martin Luther King gave this morning.
Speaking of Kimmel, he took over The Bachelor last night and was in charge of some of the dates. It was pretty magical. Click HERE for the rundown.
Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock married her pick from the show, Chris Siegfried Sunday in Palos Verdes, CA. Click HERE for more!
DJ Zedd and Selena Gomez may be heating up…they both posted pics on Instagram. Zedd posted a pic of Selena in bed while they were Facetiming Sunday. This was about an hour after she shared a pic with the caption, “missing la and this punk, just a little bit tonight.”
Matt Healy, the lead singer of the band, The 1975 said he is not dating Taylor Swift, but the two do talk from time to time. He said they exchanged numbers in November which made people think they were dating. Healy wore a Taylor Swift T-shirt at a show she and Selena Gomez attended. She later wore one of the band’s tour shirts. Swift said recently she enjoys being single.
Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel led this year's class of Oscar films with nine nominations apiece, including nods for Best Picture and Best Director. The Imitation Game had eight nominations while American Sniper tied with Boyhood for six nominations—and Bradley Cooper nabbed a Best Actor nod, nudging out Selma's David Oyelowo and Nightcrawler's Jake Gyllenhaal. Meryl Streep extended her seemingly unbreakable record with her 19th Oscar nomination for her Supporting Actress work in the musical Into the Woods. She won't be the favorite this time, as Boyhood's Patricia Arquette, who received her first nomination, has been the frontrunner all awards season. Robert Duvall, who turned 84 years old last week, was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in The Judge. It's his seventh career nomination, and he surpasses Hal Holbrook as the oldest male acting nominee in Oscar history. The complete list HERE.
I don’t want to completely send you all into a full-on frenzy but, Syfy’s Sharknado franchise is coming back and Tara Reid and Ian Ziering have signed on to reprise their roles in Sharknado 3. Director Anthony C. Ferrante is back on board too. This time the sharks will cause mass destruction in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., than tear down the Eastern Seaboard.
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge revoked Chris Brown's probation from his 2009 assault of Rihanna. Judge James R. Brandlin allowed Brown to remain free for the time being after he traveled without approval for a concert and failed to complete community service on time. Five people were shot and wounded during the San Jose show on Sunday. His attorney told Brandlin that his office incorrectly advised Brown he didn't need permission to travel for the show. Brown was supposed to complete 1,000 hours of community labor by the end of January, but still has roughly 200 hours to complete. He will be allowed to remain free until a March 20th hearing when the judge will receive an update. As for why the shootings are an issue, the judge noted so far there's no evidence Chris was criminally involved, but the probation officer says, "There is also concern that when he performs or attends at some of his public events, people will get shot or seriously injured."
Love is dead. Nick Cannon has quietly filed for divorce from Mariah Carey. According to TMZ, Nick filed papers December 12.
Oh no…. Taylor Swift was seen giving alcoholic drinks to her underage friend Lorde after the Golden Globe Awards. Swift gave Rum N’ Cokes to the singer who is only 18-years-old. Swift said she didn’t force her friend to drink but talked about how much she loved rum.
Our friend and hometown girl, Nicole Scherzinger sat down to perform a stripped down rendition of Sam Smith‘s latest single, “I’m Not The Only One.” It was fab.
Hey country fans…Kenny Chesney is coming to the KFC Yum! Center April 17th!
First off...you need to see Maroon 5's new video. They crashed a bunch of weddings in L.A. and performed their new song, "Sugar"...and it's perfection. Click HERE.
Another Fifty Shades of Grey trailer was unleashed upon us...kind of makes it look like a classic love story. You know, like The Notebook.
We told you yesterday that it looks like it’s the beginning of the end for The View because bad ratings and fighting between Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell. Now, sources say Rosie Perez isn’t coming back after taking this month off to star in a Broadway play. Those sources are saying Rosie “never got a hang of the show's mixture of hard and soft news, and she had trouble reading from a TelePrompTer."
Mariah Carey reportedly scored a huge payday to take over for Celine Dion at Caesar’s Palace in Vegas for a year. Not sure how much, but Mariah was seen leaving the Cheesecake Factory at the Palace. More HERE.
Remember the one time the NFL thought it would be a great idea to make their Super Bowl halftime performers pay to play? Well, Katy Perry was asked about that and she says "I put my foot down very early in the courtship. I said, 'Look guys, here's where I draw a line in the sand.'" "I want to be invited on my own merits and not with some fine print. I stuck to my position ... I don't even care if my contract leaks. ... I have nothing to hide, basically." She also doesn’t plan to cause any Janet Jackson-like scandals during the show, saying, “My intention is that everyone talks about the music and nothing else. ... Sometimes you can't control other people. But I will control myself.” She promises a 12-minute mashup of her hits, costumes, and special guests.
Remember when Jennifer Aniston said in a recent interview she had found “the one” long before first husband Brad Pitt or fiancé Justin Theroux, but she was 25 and stupid? She dated actor Daniel McDonald for four years in the 90’s but they broke up before she got “Friends”. McDonald passed away from brain cancer in 2007. And now his widow isn’t amused about Jen exploiting his memory, saying she wasn’t there during his difficult illness and is just trying to get attention. More HERE.
For a while now, rumors have been swirling that Bruce Jenner is planning to start living as a woman, and In Touch magazine now is amping all that up a notch. They have put him on their latest cover in photoshopped women’s clothes and full makeup. As expected, Kris Jenner is livid. Allegedly, the Kardashian matriarch is outraged that the publication decided to Photoshop an image of her ex-husband, and even more appalled that it jumped to conclusions. She has told close friends that the cover is "just mean [...] whether or not it's true." Click HERE for the full story and to see the cover shot.
In other Kardashian news...just weeks after posing naked for Paper magazine, Kim Kardashian has bared all, yet again, for Love magazine, coming out this week. A source says this was shot before the Paper magazine pictorial came out, and Kim’s camp is upset because it’s “one nude after another. Nobody wants her with clothes on anymore.” More HERE.
kim... pic.twitter.com/Qsm2mG7sxb— black hoodies (@yungjake) January 9, 2015
Actually, this is the kind of portrait we prefer. Kim painted with emojis.
So, funny story about Justin Bieber meeting Keith Richards (you know, from the Rolling Stones) over New Year’s…Biebs hit up a tiny beach bar on Parrot Cay island in Turks and Caicos, where "there was an old guy throwing back drinks who said, 'Who the f--k are you?'" one source recalls. In response, Biebs shot back, "I don't know, who the f--k are you?" Apparently satisfied, the older gent smiled and said, "'You're a man. I respect that,' then walked away," the source says. It wasn't until a few minutes later, when "another old guy and came over and told Justin, 'Keith Richards wants to have a drink with you,' so Biebs was all, "Oh, s--t! That was Keith Richards?" and then joined him at a table. "Justin tried to bro down with him," a witness says, but Richards put him in his place saying, "Let's get one thing straight. You're a wannabe." Now, the first source says the two had a long talk, after which they "swapped numbers" so they could keep in touch. "Justin called it the best night ever." Oh...and sidebar, looks like Biebs has an offer for another gig if this music thing doesn't work out. Click HERE for the NSFW job offer.
So NASCAR driver Kurt Busch is involved in a bizarre case with his ex-girlfriend who is trying to get a no contact order against him. He testified yesterday that his ex, Patricia Driscoll, is a trained assassin that went on covert missions all over the world for the government. He told a story of when they were in El Paso, Texas one time, and she left in camouflage only to come back later wearing a trenchcoat over a blood spattered gown. Last month, a former personal assistant to the former couple testified that she told him in September that she had been picked up by a big man and slammed to the ground while helping round up immigrants at the Mexican border, a story Doncheff considered "far-fetched." He also said Driscoll also asserted that she was a trained assassin for the U.S. government and once told him, "I take down foreign governments. I own Washington." She says it’s all taken from a fictional movie script she’s been working on for 8 years, and they are just trying to discredit her. More HERE.
The 57th annual Grammy Awards have announced the first wave of artists that will perform live on the Staples Center stage February 8th: AC/DC, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Eric Church, and… Madonna. This will be Madonna’s fifth time performing at the event; in 2014, she joined Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for “Same Love” and “Open Your Heart.”
"Transformers: Age of Extinction" 'scores' the most nominations at this year's Golden Raspberry Awards with seven, including worst picture, worst sequel, worst screenplay and worst screen combo. This year's other worst picture nominees are Kirk Cameron's "Saving Christmas", "Left Behind", "The Legend of Hercules" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". The nominees for worst screen combo are Cameron and his ego in "Saving Christmas"; Seth MacFarlane and Charlize Theron in "A Million Ways To Die in the West"; any two robots, actors (or robotic actors) in "Transformers"; Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel in "Sex Tape"; and Lutz and either his abs, pecs or glutes in "Legend of Hercules". The Razzies added a new category this year called the redeemer award that honors past Razzie honorees. They are honoring Ben Affleck for making up for ”Gigli”, “Daredevil” and “Paycheck” with “Argo” and “Gone Girl”. They are also forgiving Jennifer Aniston’s four previous nominations for her latest movie, "Cake".
Not sure how a single movie screen can handle this much hotness in one movie, but Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling are going to be in a movie together called “The Big Short”. The movie will be based on a book tells the story of the build-up of the housing and credit bubble during the 2000s that led to the financial crisis of 2007-2010. There will also be several more A-list actors who have similiar-sized roles, similar to the cast of “Traffic” or “The Counselor.”
Speaking of hot...the track list was released from the “Fifty Shades of Grey” soundtrack, and it’s got Beyonce, Ellie Goulding, Sia, Annie Lennox and Frank Sinatra all on it. See the list HERE.
Still talking about hot...you should probably see the water war that went down with Chris Hemsworth and Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show last night.
Selena seems to finally be moving on from Justin Bieber, but Biebs isn’t happy about it because her Golden Globes date, DJ Zedd, is a mutual friend of theirs. Justin Bieber thinks Selena Gomez is purposely dating Zedd to push his buttons and get back at him. An insider claims that whether or not Selena has ulterior motives, she seems to be happy with this other man, which makes Justin “furious.” More HERE.
Speaking of Bieber, he ended up crashing an event hosted by gay L.A. Republicans. The group was meeting Monday night at State Social House, one of Bieber's favorite restaurants. Justin showed up with 4 friends and wanted his usual table. Problem was, the gay Republicans were still meeting. Justin and his crew walked in anyway and ordered chicken wings as the group continued on. One of the member said they thought Justin was a lesbian, like a "butcher version of Miley Cyrus.'
Speaking of Miley, if you’d like to see REALLY NSFW Polaroids of a naked Miley from V Magazine, click HERE.
Oh..and Miley’s brother might be dating her boyfriend’s sister.
Sidebar...both Bieber and Miley helped friend Cody Simpson celebrate his 18th birthday in West Hollywood…read the story and see those pics HERE.
Amanda Bynes resurfaced on Twitter Tuesday looking healthy in a fresh-faced selfie. After dying her locks teal and violet, the recovering 28-year-old switched to brunette extensions shortly before Christmas. TMZ reported the SAG Award nominee has stabilized, is off all her meds, and her parents are allowing her limited access to her bank accounts. Amanda has been spending her down time avoiding stress by reading, meditating and doing yoga/Pilates. She suffers from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, and now plans to transfer from Orange County's Fashion Institute to USC to major in psychology.
Looks like it’s the beginning of the end for The View because bad ratings and fighting between Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell. Sources say ABC executives believed they tried everything possible to breathe new life into this show, and are now thinking about airing an extra hour of “Good Morning America” in its place.
Ann Curry is finally leaving NBC more than 2-years after she was booted off the “Today” show. Curry has spent most of her career at NBC, joining the network as a correspondent for NBC News Chicago in 1990 then spending 15-years as a reporter for “Today.” Curry is going to start her own production company which will produce documentaries and special reports for news outlets… and NBC says they will help finance the company.
Snoop Dog is the celebrity Instagram king. An addiction website made a list of the top celebrity Instagram users and the rapper took the top spot because he has the most pictures of any other celebrity. Snoop Dogg also had the most posts related to substance use. As of September 2014, Snoop Dogg had a total of 686 posts related to drugs and alcohol.
Eminem recently visited the home of a terminally ill fan, and didn't tell anyone about it. The fan is 17-year-old Gage Garmo, who has been diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, and told he has one week to live. Just three days ago, Gage's friends and family started up the hashtag #GetGageGarmoToMeetEminem. It worked, and Eminem arranged for a home visit at Gage's place in Michigan, which is only about 20 minutes from where Em lives. He was adamant he did not want the visit to become a media spectacle, and quietly arrived to Gage's home around 5PM Sunday. The two spent around an hour together talking and hanging out. The whole thing meant a lot to Gage, who was in good spirits during the visit and after.
Did you hear about this sixth grader in Oklahoma who sent hand written letters to the owners of each NFL team asking why he should be a fan? Well...he got just one letter back. The 12-year-old student, Cade Pope, wrote letters to all 32 teams in the National Football League, apparetly agonizing over which team he should root for. Last week, he got a single response from one of the most powerful NFL team owners, Jerry Richardson, who founded the Carolina Panthers over 20 years ago. With his hand written response, where he listed several players he wanted Cade to watch for, Richardson also included a replica team helmet as a gift!
Speaking of football fun… Charlie Sheen was caught on video planting a big one on the kisser of a Green Bay Packers fan after the team’s win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Sheen was seen on the sidelines wearing Packer gear at the Divisional round game. He partied at a bar in Green Bay and bought drinks and shots for Packers fans.
Taylor Swift reportedly had a break down at a Golden Globes after party, and reportedly had to hit the bathroom several times to collect herself. Swift's ex Jake Gyllenhaal was also at that same party, and an insider claims that he hit the dance floor surrounded by beautiful women. A couple of hours later, Swift also hit the dance floor looked a bit stressed out, and didn’t seem to be having a very good time. An eyewitness said, "She wasn't dancing, but I saw her grab her friend's hand and repeat, 'We have to go. We have to go,'" as if to avoid her ex-boyfriend. After the bathroom breakdown, Swift was then seen frantically walking in circles in the lobby, with smudged makeup on her face. Fortunately, Swift calmed down after one of her friends found her and talked to her outside the party. FULL STORY HERE.
That said…a much BETTER Taylor story is the one about a Taylor fan on Tumblr named Rebekkah that got a BIG surprise yesterday! A couple of days ago, she noticed Taylor had ‘liked’ some of her blogs…and that was pretty darn exciting. Then yesterday, she got a package from Taylor! It was a watercolor painting on a card of her nickname, Beks, and a polaroid of Taylor painting the card to show its authenticity. That’s not all…she also found $1989 to pay off her student loans!! Full story and pics HERE.
Does Selena Gomez have a new guy? She was seen holding hands and acting like a couple with DJ Zedd at a Golden Globes after-party. More HERE.
Speaking of Selena...she was part of the subject matter of a chat Nick Jonas had on British radio. He played Lips, Wife, or Leave with Selena, Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato as his subjects.
Hey, if this whole engagement to Justin Thereaux thing doesn’t work out for Jennifer Aniston, she might have a plan B for her. Billy Bob Thornton played a game of Would You Rather on Access Hollywood…and given the choice of Reese Witherspoon or Jen Aniston…he picked Jen. When asked why, he said, “Lifelong goal, that’s all I’m saying.” So then they asked, “Keira Knightley or Jennifer Aniston?” He said, “Jennifer Aniston…How many times does it take you to get this through your head?” That wouldn’t be weird…right?
Rumor control...Michelle Williams talked about those Beyonce pregnancy rumors (for the pic that got people talking..scroll down) on The View. Click HERE to see that video.
What’s up with Rihanna and Leonardo DiCaprio? Word is they’ve been spotted together twice in the last week…most recently on Saturday at a birthday party for a designer and then an after party. Oh…and Leo photobombed 50 Cent. Full story and pics HERE.
Well this is just sad…legendary Hollywood ladies man Jack Nicholson is afraid he will die alone in his Los Angeles mansion because he can’t get the ladies like he did in younger years. He’s 77 now and says women don’t trust him anymore thanks to his reputation as 'Jack the Jumper.' Nicholson even said he would love 'one last romance' but said he was 'not very realistic' about that happening. Jack said he didn't believe that relationships are 'fixed things' because humans are 'necessarily complex and confused beings'. He's dated actresses and models including Michelle Phillips, Bebe Buell, Lara Flynn Boyle, Anjelica Huston and more.
Stephen Colbert will debut as host of "The Late Show" on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015. The announcement was made by CBS at the network's Television Critics Association event on Monday. As previously announced, David Letterman will have his final broadcast on May 20th. At the TCA event, CBS chief Nina Tassler noted that she was excited to having "the smartest man in the room" join the network's late-night lineup entering a big presidential election year. CBS is in talks with Letterman about doing special shows ahead of his departure. As for the format of Colbert's show, Tassler said, "It will be parts traditional, though some things he would want to do differently... He is putting a lot of attention on the show, which he still wants to be topical, relevant and dealing with current events."
Boyhood won the coveted Golden Globe for best drama on Sunday, while the quirky period caper The Grand Budapest Hotel was the surprise winner for best comedy or musical. Boyhood took three Globes, including the night's top honor, best director for Richard Linklater and best supporting actress for Patricia Arquette. Birdman, picked up best screenplay and best actor in a comedy or musical for Michael Keaton. Julianne Moore won best actress in a drama as an early-onset Alzheimer's patient in Still Alice, while Eddie Redmayne took best actor in a drama for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. Civil rights drama Selma won one award, for best song, while The Imitation Game walked away empty-handed. Sidebar...Imitation Game star Benedict Cumberbatch had an epic photobomb moment...so that was fun! George Clooney was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award and gushed about his wife. Common and John Legend won for Best Song for Selma...and John's wife, Chrissy Teigen, became a meme with the look on her face! Jeremy Renner couldn't get over Jennifer Lopez's "golden globes"....you should probably see that HERE. Prince surprised everyone and had a pimp stick. See the complete list of winners HERE. Missed the red carpet looks? See that HERE. And check out a fun moment when Jen Aniston grabbed Kate Hudson tush...
Golden Globes hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler went after Bill Cosby in their opening monologue…speaking of Cosby, while doing stand up in Hamilton, Ontario... Bill Cosby's act was interrupted by 30 female protestors. The group started shouting "we believe the women" at the comedian. He tried to calm his fans while the police and security dealt with the crowd. Before they stormed the theater he had announced on stage that they were brave for facing the cold to stand up for what they believe in outside the theater. When they stood up in unison from their seats wearing "we believe the women" t-shirts Cosby told the crowd "let them have their say." Some in the crowd yelled love and support to Cosby during the interaction. Cosby continued his act to the half empty theater and at the end said that they should "take what has been a wonderful time and let us hold no enemies anywhere."
Still speaking of Cosby, a former manager of model Beverly Johnson (one of Cosby's accusers) is now saying Beverly and model Janice Dickenson lied about their encounters with Cosby. Full story HERE.
Chris Brown’s New Year’s Resolution should probably involve trying to have a club appearance or party where people don’t get shot. Five people were shot during a nightclub party in San Jose hosted by Chris Brown on Saturday. He was hosting Fiesta nightclub's Capricorn Bash with a crowd of hundreds. He was singing "Loyal" when the shots were fired around 1:20 a.m., sending partiers racing for the exits. A San Jose police spokesperson says that the gunfire took place both inside and outside the venue. Cops arrived on scene to find four people injured, who were then rushed to the hospital. A fifth victim had left the area, but later went to a hospital as well. All of the victims are expected to survive, but the exact injuries have not been released. Several people were detained in the aftermath, but as the preliminary investigation is still ongoing, no suspects or motive have been named yet. Brown and his entourage are not believed to have been involved, aside from simply being present during the incident. More HERE.
So this happened... a wedding proposal ended with a surprise appearance from U2 frontman, Bono. The 30-year-old man had arranged to pop the question to his childhood sweetheart during a trip to Ireland, and he asked a band to play her favorite song while a secret film crew recorded the whole thing. After the woman said yes, the couple unexpectedly bumped into U2 star Bono and his wife Ali, who were also visiting the area that day. Bono then recorded a message for the couple, joking: ‘Fiona don’t do it, don’t do this! We know him, you’re just getting to know him. There’s a gang of us here, there’s an intervention! Bono added, ‘But if you have to go ahead, just know that marriage is like an act of grand madness. You jump off the top of Killiney Hill and discover that you actually can fly.’ The couple's engagement video appeared online and has since gone viral. See pics and the video HERE.
The site that posted untouched images from Justin Bieber's recent Calvin Klein photo shoot, showing him with a less muscular body and a smaller bulge than in the official underwear advertisements, has now published a retraction under pressure from Bieber's legal team. BreatheHeavy says, "Team Bieber sent BreatheHeavy a cease and desist letter because of the alleged un-retouched Calvin Klein photo we posted, asking we remove the picture in question as well as provide a retraction. Because BreatheHeavy is not about making anyone feel bad or intentionally stirring the pot (and are definitely not here for lawsuits), we shall retract the story per request. Bieber denies the photo is real, and I respect that and will believe him." Meanwhile, Bieber's personal trainer, Patrick Nilsson, does not think the Bieber bulge was enhanced, saying: "I can definitely confirm that he is a well-endowed guy... I sound weird saying that, but yes." Alllrrriiighty then. See the before/after pics HERE.
Speaking of photos stirring stuff up…People magazine is speculating Beyonce might have announced she’s pregnant with a shot on Instagram yesterday. She’s buried under the sand with Blue next to her, and her belly looks big.
Lenny Kravitz will reportedly join Katy Perry for her Superbowl Halftime performance.
Jennifer Lopez denies rumors claiming that she has reunited with her ex-boyfriend, Casper Smart. Lopez is still friends with her ex, but said, "I'm single right now. I think being on my own has been really great for me.” She added, “There was a time where I was just like 'Ehhh, I'm just not going to deal with anybody, I just want to be on my own.' Now I'm getting back into the mix. For right now, I just have no announcements to make.”
... "I don’t regret what I’ve been through. I've had ups and downs, super-highs and some really low lows. I've been so blessed that I could never say, 'I wish this didn’t happen.' It’s part of who I am."
Taken 3 is a hit. The latest installment in the Liam Neeson action franchise had a $40.4 million debut at the box office this weekend. That total gave it an easy victory over the Martin Luther King, Jr. historical drama Selma, which, in its first week of wide release, took $11.2 million for second place. Into The Woods won a tight race for the #3 spot, with $9.8 million just enough to seize the bronze.
Speaking of Liam Neeson…his movie daughter, Maggie Grace, told a great story on Conan of how he pranked her ex-boyfriend right after they broke up! Check out the video!
Mark Wahlberg's wife, Rhea threw some shade at Justin Bieber's new Calvin Klein underwear ads, tweeting, "My baby was the 1st and the best and not to mention…..wow the retouching." She added, "Mark Wahlberg Calvin Klein ads—google search that's the real….ain't gonna lie." More HERE.
Angelina Jolie privately met Pope Francis at the Vatican yesterday because, well…she can. She and two of her kids met the Pope briefly after a screening of her new film “Unbroken” which the Pope didn’t attend. A source said that both Angelina and husband Brad Pitt admire the Pope and like the pope's message after he famously spoke about homosexuality in 2013, where he said: “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has goodwill, who am I to judge?” More HERE.
Turns out, Jennifer Aniston might have found “the one” long before every marrying Brad Pitt. She dated Broadway actor Daniel McDonald for four years before she landed her role on "Friends" from 1990 to 1994. He later went on to marry an Italian actress and filmmaker in 1999 - a year before Aniston tied the knot with Brad Pitt. McDonald, a Tony-nominated actor, died of a brain tumor in 2007. Aniston believes fiancé Justin Theroux was sent to her by McDonald. More HERE.
Matt LeBlanc, aka Joey Tribbiani on "Friends", says he’s thankful for his sitcom roots but he’s squashing rumors of a cast reunion. With "Friends" hitting Netflix now, 47-year-old LeBlanc said, “This Netflix thing is kinda huge, it’s introducing it to a whole new generation.” He said fans shouldn’t get their hopes up for a "Friends" reunion, saying that he and “everyone involved” doesn’t want to reopen the story. “The show was about this finite period of time in your life where it’s after college, but before your life really starts… I mean, nobody wants to see… Joey and Chandler going for a prostate exam. Who wants to see that?” WE DO JOEY!! THAT WOULD BE HILAAAAAARIOUS!!!
During his performance at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario on Thursday evening, a female heckler asked Bill Cosby during his set if he wants a drink. Cosby's response? "You have to be careful about drinking around me." That's not all. An audience member called him a rapist. Cosby stood up as the crowd started to boo the man and asked them not to respond. "No, no, stop," he said, waving his hands. The man was removed from the theater by a police officer while one member of the audience yelled "we love you" to Cosby. Cosby later addressed the disruption — the first at a show since the allegations surfaced — in a statement. "Dear Fans: One outburst but over 2600 loyal, patient and courageous fans enjoyed the most wonderful medicine that exist for human-kind. Laughter. I thank you, the theatre staff (Budweiser Gardens), the event organizers and the London, ON Community for your continued honor and support. I'm Far From Finished". More HERE.
If you were watching Monday’s premiere of The Bachelor….and more specifically, the red carpet “countdown” to the first limo special…you may be confused and bewildered to learn Bachelorette Andi Dorfman and fiancé Josh Murray called it quits! Host Chris Harrison interviewed them about their upcoming wedding (they hadn’t set a date…now we know why!) and they looked very much in love! They released a statement saying, 'After several months of being engaged and working on our relationship, we have decided that it's best for both of us to go our separate ways,' 'We are very sad that it has come to this point, but this is what's best for both of us individually.' Murray posted and then deleted an emotional Instagram on Thursday. The photo was the silhouette of a man kneeling with one arm pointed up toward the sky. The caption read, 'Lord, help me to have faith in your plan.' More HERE. And more HERE.
This is just fun…if you believe The National Enquirer...Taylor Swift has picked out actor Leonardo DiCaprio as her next “conquest.” They claim that Taylor has already gone so far as to have her manager arrange an interview with him so she can "put him to the test," to see if he is boyfriend material. Oh…and of course she has been texting Leo, or someone she believes to be Leo, "non-stop." Neither Leo or Taylor has confirmed this rumor, but Leo is currently on a "super yacht" near St. Barts with at least six models so to be fair, he may not even be aware of it yet. More HERE.
Speaking of Taylor, just know as you sit at the cubicle today that Taylor Swift made about $2.03 a second last year. But that’s nothing compared Dr. Dre’s $20 per second, thanks to Apple's acquisition of his Beats Electronics. That made him top the list of "Highest Paid Music Stars In 2014". Dre reportedly brought in $620 million in 2014 (before taxes). Here's the breakdown for other artists on the list: Justin Bieber ($2.54 per second), Beyonce ($3.65 per second), Rihanna ($1.52 per second), Jay Z ($1.90 per second), Diddy ($1.90 per second) and Drake ($1.05 per second).
Speaking of…a new list released by Forbes tracks the top-earning “American Idol” alums from June 2013 through June 2014.
Carrie Underwood: $10 million
Kelly Clarkson: $8 million
Phillip Phillips: $5 million
Taylor Hicks & Scotty McCreery: $3.5 million
Daughtry: $3 million
Singer Sia has apologized for this atrocity. It shows an underwear-clad Shia LaBeouf scuffling with a preteen girl in a cage. On Twitter, several viewers said the video had overtones of child sex abuse. LaBeouf stars in the 5-minute video with "Dance Moms" star Maddie Ziegler, who is 12. One critic on Twitter called the video "straight up softcore pedophile porn." Sia said the performances represented two "warring" aspects of her personality, rather than an actual fight between a grown man and a preteen girl.
Speaking of videos...Sam Smith's boyfriend Instagrammed a video of Sam singing some Beyonce (don't worry...totally SFW). Click HERE to see it.
The 2015 People’s Choice Awards honor the best in movies, television, and music. One of the few awards shows to celebrate pop culture across mediums and genres, the PCAs are also special for allowing the fans to choose the winners in every single category. Betty White received a standing ovation from the crowd as she accepted her award for TV Icon. Also, Ben Affleck took home the Favorite Humanitarian honor for his work in creating the The Eastern Congo Initiative.
Here is a complete list of the winners …click HERE.
'American Idol's season 14 opener featured Nasvhille auditions in front of judges Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez, and Keith Urban..
The BAD included:
One red-headed singer attributed Supertramp's "Give A Little Bit" to the Goo Goo Dolls and ticked off Urban by ignoring critiques.
And one clueless girl thought Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj were still judges.
The GOOD included :
Kansas City's Cameron Bedell singing Ray LaMontagne's "You Are The Best Thing." Teenager Amber Kelechi Walker rocking Elvis Presley gospel style on the eve of the King's 80th birthday, South Carolina's Ali Jane Henderson and Florida's Emily Brooke.
Riley Bria: The Nashville resident and Grammy camp graduate wowed the judges with his laidback, breezy cover of Urban's "Georgia Woods."
Kory Wheeler: The blue-eyed barista earned Lopez's first "I got goosies" of the season with Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me."
Michael Simeon: He romanced Lopez by crooning Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" with a slow dance and musical accompaniment by Urban and Connick.
Speaking of JLo...she might be back on with Casper Smart! They rang in the new year together in Vegas. More HERE.
Supermodel Lara Stone has received death threats from angry Justin Bieber fans, following a racy photo shoot with the pop star. Some of Justin's fans reacted angrily after his Calvin Klein shoot emerged, that featured Lara caressing a topless Bieber. One use named @ameliebelieber6 wrote 'I'll kill that girl..' mentioning Justin and Lara, followed by emojis that depicted three guns and one knife, pointing at two faces. Another user is said to have written: 'hi b***** i hate u. touch justins d**** again and ill kill u im not joking.' while another added: 'back off or i'll kill you, please and thanks. no pressue :).' Lara, who is happily married to British comic David Walliams, did respond to any of the abusive messages sent her way. Instead, the Dutch model simply re-tweeted other users who had praised the shoot.
A picture has surfaced showing Miley Cyrus working in a recording studio with drugs and rolled up money on a table. Miley is seen working on a laptop with a rolled up bill, a pile of marijuana and a bottle of a white powdery substance. The picture was taken during a recording session in November. Miley has admitted in the past she likes doing “happy drugs” such as pot and ecstasy. See the pic and read more HERE.
Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin are apparently 'seeing each other' again. The two broke up in October after dating for two months. But sources say they now have been enjoying quiet time together as much as possible despite their hectic schedules. They were spotted eating together on December 30th in Los Angeles. One problem Lawrence previously had was Martin’s friendly relationship with ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow....but the sources say she has come to terms with that. More HERE.
Jenny McCarthy married Donnie Wahlberg in August, and now you can be a part of it with their new docu-series on A&E, "Donnie Loves Jenny". It premiered last night with their wedding. Nine half-hour episodes on Wednesday nights will follow last night's hour-long premiere. See video and read more HERE.
Click HERE for the latest Jessica Biel baby bump pics...
TV chef Giada De Laurentiis is denying all these tabloid rumors claiming she cheated on her husband, Todd Thompson. Tabloids claim she had several affairs with a list of celebs including John Mayer, Matt Lauer and Bobby Flay, and that 3 men were blackmailing her with cheating claims. De Laurentiis is now getting divorced, but says, "I have never ever been romantically involved with John Mayer. I met him twice at least 5 or 6 years ago at public events along with hundreds of other people. The small amount of face time with John was in rooms filled with other attendees at these events. I have not seen or even heard from him since. The allegation of an affair was a fabrication back in 2010 and remains so today." And... “My long-time friendships with my co-workers Matt Lauer and Bobby Flay are exactly that — long-time friendships. There has never been a romantic relationship with these two men.” More HERE.
So Russell Crowe ruffled some feathers talking about roles for women over 40 in Hollywood. He said he thinks that the type of woman who says good roles have dried up for her is the woman in her 40s who still wants to play the innocent, girl-next-door type and can't understand why she's not being cast as the 21-year-old. Jessica Chastain says Crowe "put his foot in his mouth again", and "there are some incredible actresses in their 50s and 60s that are not getting opportunities in films". However, Meryl Streep says she agrees with Crowe.... and "it's good to live in the place where you are".
John Travolta is the latest actor to join the O.J. Simpson defense team on the small screen. FX announced that Travolta has joined American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, the first season of Ryan Murphy's upcoming real-life anthology series. The actor will portray Robert Shapiro, one of the lawyers on Simpson's "Dream Team" of defense attorneys. The 10-episode season will follow Simpson's 1995 murder trial, with a focus on the laywer's perspective and the LAPD's history with the African-American community. Cuba Gooding Jr. will star as Simpson, David Schwimmer will portray Robert Kardashian and Murphy staple Sarah Paulson will play head prosecutor Marcia Clark.
Coachella's lineup was announced...click HERE.
Cameron Diaz and husband Benji Madden tied the knot at her Beverly Hills mansion Monday evening after 9 months of dating.She toasted to her 35-year-old groom, telling 127 guests that she's happy she held out for Mr. Right. She said, 'I waited because I didn't want to settle. Now I got the best man ever. My special man. He's mine.' Madden said, 'I only asked to be in control of two things: The music and the cake.' Cameron was no Bridezilla, but she did lose her cool and curse when the lights flickered and went out for 10 seconds before her march down the aisle. The only other problem was when their five-year-old ring bearer - Sparrow Madden - the son of his twin brother Joel and Nicole Richie. He dropped the ring and it rolled around, leading the guests to laugh as the groom and his best man, Joel, crawled around looking for it. Performers included Ryan Adams and Lionel Richie, and celebrity guests included Christina Applegate, Wiz Khalifa, Drew Barrymore, Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Judd Apatow and others.
Hide yo kids, hide yo wife…. Farrah Abraham landed in the ER after a cosmetic surgery procedure to enhance her lips went terribly wrong. The infamous Teen Mom star took to Twitter on Tuesday to share photos of her cartoonishly enlarged lips. She then posted a side-by-side photo of herself and Leela from the animated series Futurama. "Gotta love my new look," she wrote. Abraham was having an implant placed inside her lip and had a severe allergic reaction to the anesthetic that was injected into her face before the procedure. Abraham is no stranger to plastic surgery. She first had a breast augmentation in 2011, and a year later she paid $16,000 for a nose job and chin implant. You might want to see the pics HERE.
Bradley Cooper dating Taylor Swift??? He says the rumors of a romance between him and Taylor Swift are “complete horse sh!t.” There was a rumor that Swift called the actor last year asking him out…. but he says that never happened. Cooper also says he’s looking towards fatherhood and that is the next step in his life. He is currently dating model Suki Waterhouse.
Dr. Dre being sued? Tech company Monster is suing Beats Electronics, Dr. Dre and producer Jimmy Iovine. The audio tech company co-designed the original Beats By Dr. Dre headphones and says that that Iovine and Dre committed fraud -- duped their former partners-- by pirating the headphones away from them. After severing ties with Monster, Beats was purchased by Apple for $3 billion. But as the Beats co-founders made millions, Monster lost millions from its investment in the rise of Beats.
“The Interview” has taken in $31 million since it was released. Sony Pictures announced that the film was rented or purchased online and through cable, satellite and telecom providers more than 4.3 million times. It has taken in $31 million which makes it the number one online film in Sony Picture Entertainment's history. The film is currently available through a variety of online options including Google Play, YouTube Movies, Xbox Video, iTunes and the dedicated website seetheinterview.com. It costs $5.99 to watch the movie.
A tweet written by a person who claims to work at the Westchester Medical Center says that Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds named their new baby girl Violet. The tweet read, "Congrats @blakelively glad to have you and baby girl violet in our care." The tweet was deleted, then the woman’s entire account got deleted but not before she tweeted: "I think I'm in trouble."
Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey have welcomed their second child. The TV host gave birth to daughter Brooklyn Elisabeth Lachey on Monday. She weighed in at 7-pounds 15-ounces and is 21-inches long.
Speaking of new moms...“Girls” star Gaby Hoffmann made smoothies with her placenta... "for three weeks”. She explained, “I had a home birth, so my midwife and my doula took it and cut it up into 20 pieces and froze it, and every day, I put it in a blender with strawberries and blueberries and guava juice and a banana, and I drank that s–t up”. Hoffman welcomed first child Rosemary in November with cinematographer boyfriend Chris Dapkins. She said eating the placenta boosted her energy levels and milk supply after giving birth. Even better? “You don’t taste it”.
If he can’t??? How can we be expected to??? Author Nicholas Sparks is splitting from his wife of 25-years who inspired many of his books. Sparks has written 17 romantic novels including Hollywood hit “The Notebook.”
Speaking of quitting...Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick may be quitting “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” Sources say the couple’s three-year contract with E! is coming to an end and they don’t want to renew it. Allegedly, the two are tired of the show causing fights between them. But a rep for E! says the couple will continue to do the show this year.
She repeatedly said in interviews she wasn’t looking for marriage and babies (and rumor has it that was what broke up her and Justin Timberlake after 4 years!), but Cameron Diaz is now a married woman! She married Benji Madden last night at her Beverly Hills home they now share! Drew Barrymore and Madden's sister-in-law Nicole Richie, who introduced the couple, were among the bridesmaids. Madden's nephew Sparrow, the son of Richie and Joel Madden, served as ring bearer. The long list of celebrity guests included Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Samantha Ronson, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Robin Antin. They had a small rehearsal dinner in Beverly Hills on Sunday, with a bachelorette party also held during the weekend. More HERE.
You should probably also know that the Ryan Reynolds/Blake Lively baby is now on the Earth! She gave birth just before the new year, and even though the baby came early, all is said to be in good health! Can’t wait for the first pics!
“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice surrendered to the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut on Monday to begin her 15-month prison sentence. Though not required to turn herself in until around 10 a.m., she opted to do her intake roughly seven hours before the normal time, arriving just before 3 a.m. "She was ready. Teresa is a very strong woman, she won't have any problems in there," attorney James J. Leonard, Jr. said in a statement. Giudice is serving time for bankruptcy and mortgage fraud. She and her husband Joe also owe more than $400,000 in restitution, about half of which has been paid. He was sentenced to 41 months, which will begin after Giudice completes her time, allowing him to care for their four daughters.
Rob Lowe, a real American Hero! He was working on his tan Saturday in Hawaii when a sailboat ran aground and he sprang into action. The actor hopped on a jet ski and fought against the choppy waters to head to the rescue. Wearing nothing but swim trunks, Lowe and another man went into the waters to search for people who were onboard the 74-foot boat. Unknown to them, four of five passengers had luckily managed to escape on a life raft before being rescued, but one person is still missing.
Meryl Streep admitted in a recent interview that she has a crush on Will Ferrell. In this month’s issue of W magazine, the veteran actress said that Ryan Gosling “could be [her] child” and said, “The movie that makes me cry is Anchorman.” She explained, “I have the biggest crush on Will Ferrell. I love him in every film he does. I mean, Ryan Gosling could be my child. I’m not going to have a crush on a child. Will Ferrell is a man.” In fact, Ferrell said that Streep was even supposed to have a role in 'Anchorman 2', but it “couldn’t happen for one reason or another.” That’s okay Streep…we’ll take Gosling off your hands!
Katy Perry and John Mayer called it quits last February, but they had dinner and 'a sleepover' over the weekend. It was the first time the former couple had been spotted together publicly since their breakup. A Katy insider said, "They actually buried the hatchet a while back, and they are friends. It's not a surprise they would see each other socially."
Proving that there is indeed a group for every single person on the planet...there's a Reddit community
called ‘taylorswiftarmpit’. As the name implies, it’s a place for “fans of Taylor Swift’s armpits” to join together and celebrate. Over a thousand of Swift’s fans have joined to ogle over photos and videos that show Swift and her pits. One Reddit reader said: Another said: "I do not care for anyone else's armpits, I think they're weird, but like you, I keep coming back, because Taylor Swift's armpits are....something else."
If you were wondering why the hashtag #STOPyouarenot1D started trending Sunday, it’s because a tribute band has ticked off some 1D fans. The UK tribute band One & Only Direction have dubbed themselves the "most authentic One Direction lookalikes, soundalikes and impersonators on the market" after forming less than a year ago, but fans of the actual group are enraged by the cover band's impersonations and performances. One Direction followers have posted everything from attacks on the faux five members' physical appearance to threats of violence. Only & Only Direction took to Twitter on Monday to respond. "Thanks to every1 who has given us nice comments," they said. "We appreciate the support. We are fans of 1D and their music and love performing on stage!" One Direction has yet to comment on their fans' treatment of the tribute band.
Sam Smith is putting some music stars on blast! In the new issue of V magazine, he bonds with music icon Chaka Khan while also calling out some of today's younger industry acts. "Even when you meet them—I won't name names—but some of these pop stars are just awful," Smith said in his interview with Khan. "And they have not even had half the success that you've had and yet you're so humble and kind."
And you should probably see the latest video of Elders React: Kim Kardashian.
Longtime ESPN anchor Stuart Scott died at the age of 49 on Sunday after a long battle with cancer. Scott was first diagnosed with stomach cancer in November 2007 and spent years getting surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation and clinical trials. He spent the past 21-years with ESPN and is best known for his trademark catchphrases, such as "Boo-Yah!" and "As cool as the other side of the pillow." He accepted the Jimmy V Perserverence Award at the 2014 ESPYS...