Some more losses…BMX bike and X Games legend Dave Mirra died Thursday in Greenville, North Carolina in an apparent suicide. Mirra's body was found in his truck with what appears to be self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Story still developing.
Joe Alaskey, who voiced Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety and Sylvester the Cat has died at age 63. Alaskey, who succeeded Mel Blanc, also voiced other Looney Tunes characters, including Marvin the Martian and Foghorn Leghorn.
Co-founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, Maurice White, died in his sleep Thursday morning in L.A. after a long battle with Parkinson's. His band was forced to stop touring with him in 1994 for health reasons. Earth Wind & Fire's hits include, "Shining Star", "September", "Boogie Wonderland", "Let's Groove", and "After the Love has Gone." He was 74.
Famous BMX rider David “Dave” Mirra died on Thursday in Greenville. Police say he apparently committed suicide. Officers found 41-year-old Mirra’s body sitting in a truck with what looked like a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He had been visiting friends in the area a short time before the incident. Police are still investigating. Mirra held the record for the most X Games medals until being passed by Bob Burnquist at X Games Munich in 2013. He medaled at every X Games from 1995 until 2008. Mirra finished with 24 total medals, and 14 of them were gold. Mirra also hosted two seasons of the MTV show “Real World/Road Rules Challenge,” and released two biker video games named after him.
OJ Simpson’s former manager, Norman Pardo, was on Good Morning America yesterday talking about how he has to treat OJ…Pardo is afraid since OJ’s parole hearing is coming up, that he’ll watch The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story on TV. Speaking of that, he also says Cuba Gooding, Jr doesn’t look or sound like OJ.
Martin Sheen (Charlie Sheen’s dad) and Dallas private investigator William Dear are shopping a true crime series to studios based on alleged evidence that “exonerates” O.J. Simpson in the 1994 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. Dear believes “the time is right for people to look at this O.J. thing." The project is envisioned as an eight or 10 part miniseries similar to the Netflix series, “Making a Murderer.” He claims another “major suspect” was overlooked. “We have diaries. We have pictures of (the suspect) wearing a cap that was found at the crime scene. We have the vehicle the suspect was driving. We have a witness. We feel very confident in what we've been able to put together."
Jimmy Fallon and the Roots did some #SuperBowlRaps…
Then Jonah Hill was on telling a few awkward stories…first about getting emotional at an Adele concert sitting next to Bradley Cooper…and then greeting director JJ Abrams in a special way at the same concert.
George Clooney was on Ellen yesterday…he played a little Never Have I Ever with Rihanna, talked about his 25 minute awkward proposal to his wife (scroll down to see both videos), and about celebrity tours coming by the set while he was in costume for “Hail, Caesar!”
Kesha wins a legal battle over her producer, Dr. Luke, who she says sexually assaulted her. A New York judge ruled to dismiss Dr. Luke’s lawsuits against Kesha’s mom as well as the singer’s manager. Kesha’s problems are far from over, though, as her contract with Dr. Luke’s company prevents her from recording elsewhere. She has another court date later this month to decide if she can release music outside of his company for the first time.
Ben Stiller just made a Guinness Book of World Record, breaking the record for the longest selfie stick. He used it at the Zoolander 2 premiere in London on Thursday to take a photo of himself and the film's cast. A Guiness World Records official was on hand at the movie premiere as Stiller snapped an aerial shot of himself, along with celebrities and fans, with a 28-foot long stick. Despite some iffy wind, he pulled it off and got an official Guinness certificate.
On @theskimm Well good morning @JessicaBiel. UpWiththeSkimm #SkimmLife Name: Jessica Biel Job: Mama Bear, actress, producer, wannabe alpinist, consummate student of the @WomanCareGlobal #ThenWhoWill campaign. What time do you get up? It varies but I would say always (2) hours before I’d really like to. How many times do you snooze? I’m not a snoozer. Never have been. Wish I was but I would never get up if I did. I do snooze periodically throughout the day during any sort of boring conversation. Do you snore? I don’t think so. And even if I did, my dog Tina snores so loudly that no one would ever know if I did. Thanks T. 3 things you can't live without in the AM? Yoga. Eating breakfast with my kid. Listening to Erykah Badu while I eat with my kid. We love her. Favorite line from theSkimm recently? “What to say to your niece who just found out about Santa? It’s OK. The Nazi Gold Train isn’t real either. What's your morning drink? Bullet Proof Decaf Coffee. Who do you let speak to you before coffee? Wait... is that an option? Complete the sentence: Woke up like this: Disheveled, running late, doing too many things at once and underperforming all of them; but pretty thrilled about mediocrity! Could be a lot worse, guys. A lot worse.
Jessica Biel posted a rare pic of her and her 10-month-old son Silas on Instagram...cuteness explosion.
Justin Bieber will perform "Where Are Ü Now" for the 1st live TV performance at the Grammys with Jack Ü's Diplo and Skrillex. The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will broadcast live February 15th at 8 p.m. ET. LL Cool J will serve as host, while previously announced performers include Adele, Ellie Goulding, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, the Weeknd, Carrie Underwood, James Bay, Andra Day, Tori Kelly, Sam Hunt and the cast of Hamilton.
Speaking of performing, in a new Funny or Die video, Carly Rae Jepsen did some performing on the street and not a ton of people recognized her. She made $35.
Kanye West’s seventh album is out in just a week and it is back to being untitled. The album was initially announced as “So Help Me God”, before being switched to “SWISH” and then switched again to “Waves”. But during a radio interview yesterday, Kanye revealed that the title is once again up in the air. As to what to expect from the songs? A gospel album with lots of cursing.
Some more magic might have come out of the Wiz Khalifa Kanye West beef…Amber Rose and Wiz seem to be back together. Amber showed up in New York City to support Wiz’s album release party. They both ended up leaving together and they got cozy in the back seat.
Speaking of Kanye and Kim… in true redneck fashion, they covered their home in romantic graffiti with spray-painted messages, “I love Kim” and “I love Kanye” in big black letters on the stone walls. The house was scheduled to get re-plastered yesterday.
James Franco is developing the "Zola Tells All" tweet stripper saga into a movie! Click HERE for the story!
Possible new couple alert: Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom were spotted holding hands on a romantic dinner date in West Hollywood on Wednesday. Witnesses say they held hands in his car before stepping out for dinner. The two were also spotted attending a play at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, California last month (January). See pics and read more HERE.
Our girl JLaw was representing Kentucky again with a shirt that says "Kentucky Against The World"! See it HERE.
So why did Kevin Smith get his teenage daughter a “Sorry Men Suck” cake? That’s because she was almost kidnapped by fake Uber drivers in Los Angeles. 16-year-old Harley Quinn talked about it on Instagram. On Saturday, she requested an Uber pick her up at a Starbucks, when a car with two men pulled up next to her and "tried to get me to think were my Uber." The would-be kidnappers had even posted an Uber sign on their front window. When Harley asked the men who they were there to meet, they didn't respond and demanded that she get it the car. The family also filed a report with police. After all of that, her dad tried to make her feel better with the a cake that had "Sorry Men Suck" written on the side.
Speaking of scary incidents, LAPD swarmed Taylor Swift's L.A. home yesterday afternoon because there was some dude out in front of her house yelling at her to come out. " Swift's spokesperson tells E! News, "This is why it's irresponsible for the media to publish the addresses or recent real estate transactions of celebrities. This, or potentially worse, is the end result." Not sure whether Taylor was home or not. More HERE.
According to reports, Donald Trump is one among hundreds who have been nominated as potential recipients of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for "his vigorous peace through strength ideology, used as a threat weapon of deterrence against radical Islam, ISIS, nuclear Iran and Communist China." Other nominees for this year include the Greek islanders who helped refugees, Pope Francis and a champion for ISIS rape victims.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has dropped out of the race for the Oval Office after ranking in 5th place in the Iowa caucuses. Paul is now running for re-election in November for a second Senate term.
We’ve got a little teaser of the “Friends” reunion, which is part of NBC’s tribute to director James Burrows. It shows Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer together again for the two-hour show dedicated to the career of comedy director Burrows, who directed 15 “Friends” episodes, including “The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break.” Matthew Perry is missing as he is in London for “The End of Longing,” which marks his playwriting debut. It airs Sunday, Feb. 21, at 9 p.m. on NBC.
Monday night Justin Bieber gave another impromptu concert when he was out. This time he was at a place called The Nice Guy in L.A….he sat at the piano to sing two of his own songs and covered One Republic's "Apologize." He also looked at a table of girls and dedicated a song to the birthday girl then bought all of her friends tequila shots.
Speaking of Biebs…Selena Gomez said again she’s moved on from Justin Bieber, and that he broke her heart. In a new interview with W magazine Selena said things were going well then he broke her heart but wouldn’t elaborate on what he did. Then she said “I honestly am so done (with Bieber). I care about his health and well-being. But I can’t do it anymore.”
KFC is going to unveil a new actor playing the chain’s legendary founder Colonel Sanders during the Super Bowl. Currently former “Saturday Night Live” star Norm MacDonald plays Sanders on commercials and he took over for fellow “SNL” alum Darrell Hammond who had played the Colonel since last May. Customers apparently weren’t big fans of either playing Sanders, so the chain hired a new actor and he will be revealed in a commercial during the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Speaking of the big game… gambling website BetOnline.ag is taking wagers on whether or not Beyoncé will show off the goods during her halftime performance. Currently the odds are set at Cleavage -350/ No Cleavage +260.
this new album is ONE of the greatest albums not the greatest just one of …— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 3, 2016
Wiz Khalifa talked about how it’s all good with Kanye now and said Kanye apologized and it's all good…speaking of Kanye, he’s now saying his new album “Waves” is NOT the greatest of all time. Just one of the greatest albums of all time. He tweeted that along with naming who he thinks are the greatest artists.
While we love Kanye, and have many mustard-related questions for him, this is not an actual cover of Rolling Stone https://t.co/2c3ZWpaorN— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) February 4, 2016
Oh...and he tweeted a pic of himself on the cover of Rolling Stone, except Rolling Stone didn't put him on the cover. Awkward.
Vin Diesel has confirmed there will be at least three new “Fast and Furious” films. He said the 8th film of the movie franchise is set for release April 14th, 2017, while the 9th and 10th “Fast and Furious” films are hitting theaters on April, 2019 and April, 2021.
Bow Wow announced on Instagram he's getting his own late night talk show saying, “When i hosted 106 i knew then i could do whatever (talent wise) but i did not own 106 i had little control and i gots to be the man because im a creator. So when i cant be creative well... But i learned so much to the point i will have my own late night show coming. I get to run my own show content etc... We will have the best producers and show runners in the game! Wont be like ANYTHING ON TV. Its going to be a show YOU HAVE TO WATCH. Music will play an important key to the show. REMEMBER I NEVER WANTED TO BE THE BEST RAPPER, but the GREATEST MULTI ENTERTAINER OF ALL TIME FOR MY ERA
“The People vs O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” kicked off last night. Former prosecutor Marcia Clark says OJ Simpson would have been convicted of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and waiter Ron Goldman if he had been white. She says race played a factor on why he was set free. But she added if, “Mr. Simpson had been Mr. Jones and not a famous football star but still an African American I think he also might have been convicted.”
The first test-tube meatball is a thing now. A company has been growing real meat in small quantities using cells from cows, pigs and chickens. Their first line of products will include hot dogs, sausages, burgers and meatballs and should be in stores in a few years. Read more and see video HERE.
James Corden picked up a hitchhiking Chris Martin last night for some Carpool Karaoke… By the way, James will host the Tonys for the first time in June.
Speaking of Chris Martin, he and ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow still have sleepovers. She talks about it in Glamour magazine, saying even though she's no longer in love with Martin, Paltrow says she still loves him and they spend "a lot" of time together. She explained, "Last night he got in at midnight and slept here so he could surprise the kids in the morning, we could all have breakfast, and he could take them to school. So…we're not living together, but he's more than welcome to be with us whenever he wants.…He's like my brother."
George Clooney was on Jimmy Kimmel last night promoting his new movie, “Hail, Caesar!”and he reprised his role in ER with Hugh Laurie popping up as House…
Adele, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" stars Daisy Ridley and John Boyega are among the celebs nominated for the 2016 Kids' Choice Awards, which will be handed out March 12 in a live show on Nickelodeon. There will be two new categories this year: favorite collaboration and favorite cooking show. Blake Shelton will host.
Speaking of Taylor, she’s upset that her friend Kendall Jenner has been hooking up with Harry Styles, because they apparently made a pact to never give him the time of day. Kendall is upset because Harry has no intention of being serious. A source says it has nothing to do with her. Since he’s on a hiatus from One Direction, the last thing he wants to do is get locked down in a relationship, even if it is with a girl as cool and gorgeous as Kendall.
Kim Kardashian and Amber Rose had a secret meeting Monday to bury the hatchet in the feud between Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose and Kim’s husband Kanye West. The war started when Wiz called out Kanye over his new album and Kanye then insulted Amber, calling her a stripper and even dragging her son into the beef. Kim called Amber Monday afternoon and asked to meet at Kris Jenner's house early that evening. Amber accepted the invite, and the two hashed things out. Wiz and Kanye are cool now too. You can now sleep again.
NBC has ordered a pilot for a “Cruel Intentions” sequel series. The potential show picks up 15 years after the movie left off and centers around the teenage son of the film’s characters made famous by Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon. Other shows in the works include the “MacGyver” reboot on CBS and a drama called “Bull” about the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw during his days as head of one of the most prolific trial consulting services of all time.
Puddle of Mudd’s concert at The Adelphia Music Hall in Marietta, Ohio ended abruptly when the band's lead singer, Wes Scantlin, walked off stage after berating an audience member for "stealing" his house. Click HERE for the crazy video. WARNING: LOTS OF NSFW POTTY MOUTH LANGUAGE!
Donald Trump has been playing Adele's music at his rallies without her permission. Now she's putting a stop to that. At a Trump rally in Oklahoma, "Rolling in the Deep" played after Sarah Palin's impassioned speech. He also used the "Skyfall" theme at an event in Ohio. Fans tweeted their outrage, urging her to ban Palin and Trump from using her music. Adele has long made it a point to stay out of politics, but now her team is taking steps to ensure Trump no longer uses her music. "Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning," Adele's spokesperson said in a statement.
That said, wonder if she's cool with this 11-year-old boy SLAYING her song like a BOSS! Ellen put it on EllenTube.
Alphabet, the parent corporation of Google, has surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable company. The tech giant released a stronger than expected fourth-quarter earnings report on Monday, prompting its stock to spike 9% in after-hours trading. That jump means Alphabet is now worth close to $568 billion. Apple, now the second-highest valued company, currently hovers at around $535 billion. This was the first time Alphabet has split its earnings report into different segments to show the success of its various businesses, including YouTube and the search engine Google, as well as "Other Bets," which encompasses ventures like self-driving cars, Google Fiber and home-products business Nest. Alphabet as a whole reported $21.3 billion of revenue (an 18% increase in the last year), and profits of $4.9 billion.
Nick Jonas is talking about Kate Hudson and whether he baits gay guys in clubs in the new Complex magazine. When asked if he hooked up with her, he said, 'Out of my best effort to respect her and her privacy, I'm not going to say if we had sex or not. But we did have a beautiful connection. Even now I have so much admiration and respect. She's amazing.' As to whether he baits the gay community by going to clubs to show off his body, he says "As a heterosexual male, [I am] open and comfortable about loving my fan base, gay or straight…I've gone to normal clubs, straight clubs, and I've gone to gay clubs, to party with my friends and fans. There's no difference. I have nothing to prove. I'm very comfortable in my own skin and I'm thankful to have as many close gay friends as I have, people who have been so supportive in my life, and have always been there for me." Read more and see pics from the article HERE.
Guys…there’s another celebrity in George Clooney’s family. A disabled rescue dog named Nate that he bought for his parents. See pics HERE.
I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22.— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) February 1, 2016
Harry Styles may have thrown a shot at his ex, Taylor Swift, by quoting one of her songs in a birthday tweet. The 1D-er turned 22 yesterday and posted the on-point lyrics to Taylor's song "22."
Speaking of birthdays, Justin Timberlake turned 35 on Sunday and Garth Brooks paused his performance at Baltimore's Royal Farms Arena in Maryland so that he and all 14,000 fans could sing happy birthday to Justin. Garth posted a video of the surprise to Facebook. In the video he said, “So, I hate this guy because he always looks like he's 18. I hate this guy because he's got more talent in his pinky than I do in my whole body, I hate this guy because my wife's in love with him, but I love this kid. He's a kid named Justin Timberlake!" Garth told the crowd they were all going to sing to Justin and that he wanted them to film it and flood Justin’s Twitter with it. Justin replied to the video tweeting, "Dude!!!! Stop it! This is THE COOLEST THING EVER! Thanks, Mr. Brooks and B-More!!!"
Justin's ex, Cameron Diaz, just celebrated one year of marriage to Benji Madden, and now sources say she’s ready to be a mom. Friends say she has mellowed and wants more out of life.
Kanye West announced that ‘Waves’ will make a global theatrical debut. He tweeted, “SEASON 3 / WAVES / MADISON SQUARE GARDEN / INTERNATIONAL CINEMA.” On February 11th, New York City’s Madison Square Garden is scheduled to live stream Kanye’s new album ‘Waves’. Australia, Europe, and the United States have confirmed theaters that will showcase the live stream.
Every year, I tell my kids I'm retiring. It's a running joke in our family. And yet every year, opportunities pop up that really excite me. While it's true that I'm eager to shift my focus a bit to concentrate on my businesses, friends and family — I'm not making any final statements (not all headlines tell the whole story!). I have loved being part of the fashion industry for the past 30 years — and if that time has taught me anything, it's this: never say never. Thanks for all the support, I'm so excited for what 2016 holds! xo Cindy
Cindy Crawford may NOT be retiring from modeling. On an Instagram post she writes she tells her kids every year that she's retiring and it’s become a "running joke in our family" -- but adds, she's "not making any final statements."
It just got real for Ben…"American Girl" dolls are coming to TV. Amazon will produce four live-action specials based on the line of dolls and books, with the option to develop a series as well. The first "American Girl" special will premiere on Amazon Prime Streaming in the US, UK, Germany, and Austria later this year.
Grease: Live happened last night on FOX and it was a sight to behold. The sets and transitions were impressive and there were a lot of stand out performances. Boyz II Men serenaded Carly Rae Jepsen’s character Frenchie with Beauty School Drop Out. Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo brought the house down with “There Are Worse Things I Could Do”. She actually announced the death of her father hours before she took to the stage. She tweeted, "I am so sad to say that last night my daddy, Greg passed away from stage 4 cancer. Thank you to everyone who kept him in your prayers. Tonight, I do the show in his honor," she added. See more video highlights HERE.
BTW...Taylor Swift and Gigi Hadid watched it together and posted a Snapchat video.
Kung Fu Panda 3, the third installment starring Jack Black and Jackie Chan, kicked The Revenant out of the top spot at the box office during its debut weekend. The animated sequel earned $41 million. Coming in second was last winner's winner, The Revenant. The movie, which has garnered Leonardo DiCaprio several awards nominations, as well as a win on Saturday night at the SAG Awards, made $12.4 million.
Speaking of the SAG awards, they were notably more diverse with Idris Elba, Viola Davis and Uzo Aduba all winning. See the entire list of winners and highlights HERE.
This has made Ben downright giddy…a petition to have Snoop Dogg narrate a season of Planet Earth already has over 45,000 supporters. Luckily, Snoop is on board. Snoop tweeted his support for the petition earlier this week, writing, "Who made this?? Let’s get this s--- going. Who want more #PlizzanetEarth?!" The idea stems from a segment he regularly performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live called Plizzanet Earth. Once the petition reaches 50,000 signatures it will be delivered to the decision makers.
Hope this isn’t true… Timbaland reportedly refused to perform at a charity event in Detroit to support the water crises happening in Flint, Michigan, because the club was serving the wrong brand of champagne. The hosts of the event supplied the star and his entourage with bottles of Dom Perignon instead of "Ace of Spades," which is Jay-Z's brand of Armand de Brigand bubbly, and costs $300 a bottle. Timbaland not only refused to perform, but also left zero tip for his waitress after hanging out with his posse at the event until 2 a.m. drinking about "15 bottles of champagne and liquor," says the co-owner of Club Bleu, Mitchell Jaworski, "which is extremely excessive, especially for a charity event. They seemed more concerned about getting every drop of liquor." But even though Timbaland was paid in advance, and the performance was a bust, the event was still successful. Over $3,000 was raised to supply fresh water to Flint.
Speaking of concerts, Justin Bieber threw an impromptu concert at 1OAK in Hollywood Saturday night. Justin took the stage and sang, ‘What Do You Mean?’ and then rapped with Tyga.
#GRAMMY? This is probably the main reason i love being free to create any kind of music I want. Too many people kiss ass And work less— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) January 30, 2016
Chris Brown vented his frustrations over the 2016 Grammy Awards on Twitter. He said, "#GRAMMY? This is probably the main reason I love being free to create any kind of music I want. Too many people kiss ass and work less. If u turn on ya radio right now I promise within the hour you will hear Chris Brown on damn near half the songs or I've co-written. The awards used to mean something. Now it's about likes, and memes."
Sia found out live on Good Morning America that her album, “This Is Acting” is #1 in over 50 countries…and she talked about why she always hides her face with a wig. She says she could walk around New York City and not be recognized...and that is a luxury in her line of work.
Hilary Duff opened up to Ellen about her relationship with her ex-husband, and being on Tinder for a hot minute. Then they narrowed it down from eligible bachelors...
Ryan Reynolds was on The Graham Norton Show talking about how he annoys his wife with voices…
Netflix is bringing back "Gilmore Girls". The show originally ran from 2000 to 2007. It’s about a grumpy New England diner owner forced by fate to provide sweets to a fast-talking mother and daughter. Six of the series' main stars will be back to play their roles: Lauren Graham (Lorelai), Alexis Bledel (Rory), Scott Patterson (Luke), Kelly Bishop (Emily), Sean Gunn (Kirk), and Keiko Agena (Lane). This is being called the show’s "final season." It will include four 90-minute movies taking place over the course of a single year.
Rob Kardashian reportedly went to Texas to pick up girlfriend Blac Chyna on Saturday after she was arrested on Friday evening. Kardashian reportedly drove 26 hours from Los Angeles to Austin in a Bentley to get her. Chyna was flying to London for a personal appearance when she was arrested for public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance during a layover. Oh…and Rob apparently wants to do a reality show centered around them living together.
This isn’t good…“Dancing With The Stars” pro Val Chmerkovskiy is being sued for $6 million by a 16-year-old girl who was the subject of an Internet meme he posted to his Facebook page. The teen suffers from Down Syndrome and claims that the meme caused severe emotional distress. She accuses him of defamation and invasion of privacy. The girl claims that she was at a baseball game back in 2008 when a stranger took a photo of her drinking a soda, which he later posted with the caption: “Everything that's wrong with America.” Chmerkovskiy only posted it on his page three weeks ago, with a different caption that read “Letting your kid become obese should be considered child abuse.”
Oh…and Tori Spelling is getting some flack for posting what some say is a creepy pic of her and her teenage stepson. Jack is the teenage son of Dean McDermott and his ex-wife, Mary Joe Eustace. The photo shows Tori leaning back into Jack as he is kissing the back of her head. Tori has her hand on his neck. She captioned the photo: “Me and my amazing stepson @montypowerglory aka Jack McDermott. I LOVE this man!! #LuckyWoman #StepMamasRule.”
Lady Gaga, Sam Smith and The Weekend were revealed as the first performers for the 88th Oscars. Despite all the drama around the Oscars, Whoopi Goldberg and Kevin Hart are set to present. Benicio del Toro, The Weeknd, Pharrell Williams, Tina Fey, Ryan Gosling, and Charlize Theron will all present at the Chris Rock–hosted ceremony.
The Republican Presidential debate happened in Iowa on FOX News last night, without Donald Trump. Ted Cruz had a great line about the elephant not in the room… "Let me say I'm a maniac and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat, and ugly. And Ben, you're a terrible surgeon. Now that we've gotten the Donald Trump portion out of the way..." Donald Trump held his own rally in Iowa saying he doesn’t know if it was a good or bad decision to skip the debate, but they did raise $5 million for vets. More HERE.
Jimmy Kimmel did some more Unnecessary Censorship...and it is glorious.
Rihanna’s eighth album “Anti” was downloaded over a million times on Twitter within the first 14 hours of its release. A deluxe version of “Anti” which includes three new songs will be released today.
Zayn Malik announced his debut solo album is called, “Mind of Mine.” Malik said he wrote about 46 or 47 songs but 17 or 18 will make the final cut. Malik released his first single, “Pillowtalk” yesterday...and his girlfriend Gigi Hadid is in the sassy video. See it HERE. Zayn didn't reveal a possible release date for the album. Earlier this week he admitted he wanted to leave One Direction during the group’s first year together.
The Wiz Khalifa/Kanye West beef is still going…Wiz told the crowd in Argentina “F*#k Kanye!” Amber Rose talked about Kanye attacking her as a mother on the podcast “Allegedly”, saying he's a "f*#king clown". BTW…Jerry Springer thinks Wiz and Kanye need to work things out on his show.
Caitlyn Jenner settled her wrongful death lawsuit on Thursday with William Howe and Dana Redmond, the stepchildren of Kim Howe, who died during Jenner's multi-car wreck on the Pacific Coast Highway last February. Kim Howe was killed in the car crash after Jenner's Escalade smashed into the back of her Lexus, causing it to veer into oncoming traffic in the opposite lane, where it was struck by a Hummer. Howe was pronounced dead at the scene. Since the compensation was fully covered by her insurance company, Jenner did not have to personally pay for the stepchildren's alleged damages.
Ladies…congrats. “Fast and Furious” franchise star Tyrese Gibson is looking for a wife. He said, "I'm nothing until I find my wife… Nobody wants to be alone. That's going to change soon. I believe it." He admitted his hard work ethic can often get in the way of finding his mate, but the actor said he's dating and has shared what he’s looking for. He said, "I love the femininity, the softness, the energy [of a woman]. I love a woman that's still in tune with her femininity because so many women [feel] they need to 'survive' in a man's world so they find themselves being more masculine in order to demand and command respect." Gibson split from his wife of two years, Norma, in 2009. The two have one child together -- an 8-year-old daughter named Shayla.
You should probably spend some time with the cutest celeb couple EVER on their trip to Africa...Dax Shepherd and Kristen Bell. This was their last trip before having kids!
Justin Bieber….REAL AMERICAN HERO? Biebs helped an old woman get across the street after she was involved in an alleged hit-and-run accident. Justin and his friends were bar hopping Wednesday night and when they were leaving they passed a woman shouting in the street. They pulled over to help and Justin tried to console the woman while his friends flagged down cops. She told officers she simply fell down, but several witnesses say a black SUV sped away and it appeared to be a hit-and-run. The lady refused medical attention when ambulances arrived.
Sean "Diddy" Combs, Tori Kelly and Patti LaBelle will be advisers on “The Voice” for its upcoming 10th season. Diddy will help out Pharrell Williams' team, Tori Kelly is working with Adam Levine's singers and Patti LaBelle is going to help Christina Aguilera's group. You already know that Gwen Stefani will advise boyfriend Blake Shelton’s team.
The contestants for the eighth edition of “Celebrity Apprentice” were announced by NBC. This time around, action star Arnold Schwarzenegger takes over as host, and he’ll be joined by advisors Tyra Banks, Warren Buffett, Steve Ballmer, Jessica Alba, and Arnold’s nephew, Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger. The celebrity contestant line-up includes: Kyle Richards of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills fame, 80s pop legend Boy George, Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi of Jersey Shore fame, and Carnie Wilson.
Tom Hanks is America’s favorite movie star. Hanks topped a Harris Poll that surveyed more than 2,200 adults in the U.S. about the best Hollywood actor/actress. Hanks also nabbed the title in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2013. Jumping up two spots from last year, Johnny Depp was runner-up. Denzel Washington fell two positions to America’s third favorite movie star.
Kim Basinger is joining the cast of “Fifty Shades Darker,” the sequel to “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Basinger will take on the part of Elena Lincoln, Christian Grey's business partner and former love interest who first introduced him into the world of S&M. The film is scheduled for release on February 10, 2017.
This is a pretty disturbing story which might be a bit life attempting to imitate art? A makeup artist has filed to get a restraining order against “Orange Is the New Black” star Taryn Manning. She claims Taryn got in a fight with her and even dared her to stab her to death. And it’s not the first time. She says the most recent one happened in November at Taryn's NYC apartment. Taryn headbutted her in the face, whipped her with a wet towel, sprayed Windex in her eyes and mouth and put her in a headlock. She says Taryn has a death wish and claims Manning yelled during the fight, "Pick a knife. I'm wearing a white shirt there will be a lot of blood. You will be famous for killing Taryn Manning." A judge has denied the restraining order for now, due to the alleged violence happening in New York, and the legal documents being filed in L.A.
Barbie is getting a major makeover. Toymaker Mattel is adding tall, petite and curvy body types to a new line of more ethnically diverse dolls. A Mattel exec said, "We were hearing that many thought that Barbie was out of touch." Some parents also thought Barbie’s “unrealistic body proportions” was sending the wrong message about beauty. Last year, Mattel recently introduced 23 new dolls with different skin tones and hair colors, and now they are also adding three new body types - curvy, tall and petite.
A 9-year-old girl’s bedroom in Norfolk, Virginia is filled with over 700 Barbie dolls. She’s on a mission to collect 1,000 new Barbie dolls for 1,000 homeless girls her age. She said, "Girls in shelters deserve the same things we have." Her donation collection started with five barbies. Those five turned into 500 when she did a TV interview. Since then, hundreds of more dolls have arrived from all over the world. Even Ashton Kutcher shared the girl's story on his Fabebook page.
Wanna see Alessia Cara slay Selener's "Same Old Love"? HERE YA GO!
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President Obama is chiming in on the Oscars controversy…
Speaking of that…Joseph Fiennes is defending his casting as Michael Jackson in an upcoming TV film in the U.K. Called Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon. It’s going to center around the supposed road trip Jackson took with Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando to leave New York City after 9/11. Twitter erupted over news of who was playing Michael, and Joseph totally gets it saying, "I'm a white, middle-class guy from London. I'm as shocked as you may be." That said, Fiennes adds, "[Jackson] definitely had an issue — a pigmentation issue —…. He was probably closer to my color than his original color." He said the project is "not in any way malicious," but "actually endearing." More HERE.
This is crazy…last month, Ellie Goulding and a photographer nearly drowned in Norway while crossing a frozen lake in a tracked vehicle used to drive in icy conditions. The weight of the vehicle broke through the ice, and Ellie and Conor McDonnell climbed through the roof to escape from drowning in the frozen lake. She talked about it on Instagram, where she posted the photo three weeks after it happened.
Kanye West's sporadic Twitter activity has been ramping up lately, mostly to promote his new album. But on Wednesday he launched an attack on Wiz Khalifa in a lengthy spree that was at times hilarious (he compliments Khalifa's pants), endearing (West admits to wishing he was skinnier) and at times troubling (there were insults about West's ex-girlfriend Amber Rose, who is also the ex-wife of Khalifa and the mother of his child). Kanye later deleted all of his tweets, saying he wants to promote "positive energy" and Amber Rose also responded with a nasty tweet at Kanye. Can’t even say what Amber retaliated with because it’s… well…nasty. Click HERE if you want to see it. Jimmy Kimmel perfectly walks you through it!
BTW… Kanye West is out of control... and not even his label bosses at Def Jam can control him. According to an industry insider, “Kanye drives Def Jam more off the wall than any other artist drives anyone at any other label off the wall. He tortures them!” More HERE.
Zayn is talking about why he left One Direction on Beats 1 Radio…saying the guys knew all along their music style wasn’t him.
Meet my little lad, Freddie 👶 pic.twitter.com/nec7OqwuQR— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) January 28, 2016
Speaking of One D...meet Louis Tomlinson's new baby!
Chris Pine might have the best name for his fans…Pine Nuts. Stephen Colbert had him as a guest and talked about his new movie.
Oprah Winfrey made an insane amount of money tweeting just once. Why…how…what? She simply tweeted a 32-second video of her bragging that she’s lost 26 pounds with Weight Watchers without giving up one of her favorite things: bread. Oprah has 31 million followers. The company's stock soared after that tweet and she owns 6.4 million shares of Weight Watchers, so that earned her $12.5 million dollars. That’s more than $3 million an hour. She bought 10% of Weight Watchers' stock last October - which rallied the company’s stock from less than $7 a share to more than $15.
Rihanna dropped her long-awaited eighth album, Anti, yesterday and it is currently only available to stream and download on Tidal.
Is George Clooney going to be a dad? Entertainment Tonight asked him …
Yesterday we told you that Mark Wahlberg and Diddy were helping to donate water to residents in Flint, Michigan…now The Game is throwing some shade at other celebs pledging support. He forked over $500,000 from his own pocket for the Flint water crisis and AvitaWater matched it for $1 million. His sister and her kids live there. But he called Jimmy Fallon and Madonna’s $10,000 pledges cute. He posted a screenshot of his wire transfer which also showed us that he has $13 million in checking. VIDEO HERE.
Speaking of Fallon, he had Kate McKinnon from SNL and Josh Brolin do some First Impressions…
Jack Black was on Jimmy Kimmel talking about how he doesn’t have to promote Kung Fu Panda 3 because no one knows he’s the voice…then he talked about something new he’s doing at his Tenacious D concerts… He got ordained and they are marrying couples!
Did Bachelor Ben give up a spoiler when he was on The Ellen Show yesterday? Nope. She tried though…
Did Chris Hemsworth confirm his brother Liam is back with Miley?
Speaking of Miley….she gave us some new music on Instagram while wearing her jammies and zit cream.
Jay Z was hit with a nearly $20M lawsuit on Tuesday from the company that made his fragrance, Gold Jay Z. They said it was a flop because he didn’t promote it. They want $2 million in royalties back…and $18 million more in damages. They also claimed the company created five $20,000 prototypes for a special edition of the bottle made of gold, but he "rejected all of them and kept the prototype." In addition to the return of the $2M royalty payment and $18M in damages, the company wants a judge to void its contract with Jay Z, as well as his 300,000 stock shares.
Beyoncé apparently is pregnant….if you believe Radar Online. There have been rumors that she and husband Jay Z were expecting a second child and now a source says she is close to five months pregnant.
Speaking of babies….John Krasinski and Emily Blunt are expecting their second child together. They have a daughter Hazel in February 2014….wait he’s not married to Pam? Nope. She actually got married a week before they did in July of 2010.
Jack Black was on Jimmy Kimmel talking about how he doesn’t have to promote Kung Fu Panda 3 because no one knows he’s the voice…then he talked about something new he’s doing at his Tenacious D concerts…. He got ordained and they are marrying couples!
Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter has been sued for allegedly attacking and choking an employee in a Key West bar. The lawsuit filed by bouncer, Skylar Carden, says he was escorting Carter out of the bar for his "unruly and disrespectful" behavior when Carter got physically aggressive -- "striking and choking" Carden. Allegedly, Carter squeezed Carden's larynx. Carter was charged with misdemeanor battery and Nick has said, "the truth will come out."
One Direction looks back at their five years in their just released video for ‘History’. It starts with shots from their X Factor beginnings in 2010, shows behind-the-scenes clips and yes, even Zayn Malik is in there a bunch of times.
Justin Bieber has a new Calvin Klein underwear ad. He tweeted a couple of pics with the caption, “I flaunt in #mycalvins. …“I dream in #mycalvinkleins.”
Celebs are getting together to help the people of Flint, Michigan, who have been without clean drinking water since mid-2015 and possibly longer than that. AQUAhydrate investors Mark Wahlberg and Sean "Diddy" Combs have pledged to donate one million bottles of water to residents there. Diddy said they are committed to “continued aid to Flint residents as long as they need it. We hope this commitment will inspire others to get involved as well." Eminem, who is a nearby Detroit, Michigan, resident, and rapper Wiz Khalifa have already joined the AQUAhydrate effort, as well as Cher, who donated 180,000 bottles of water on her own just last week. AQUAhydrate has pledged to continue sending water as needed until the crisis is over.
Miley Cyrus is acting again! She will star in Woody Allen's upcoming Amazon series. It doesn’t have a title yet, but it will be six half-hour episodes also featuring Woody in an acting role.
Gillian Anderson says she was sad and shocked to be offered unequal pay initially for The X-Files revival…to the tune of half what David Duchovny was offered. "It was shocking to me, given all the work that I had done in the past to get us to be paid fairly. I worked really hard toward that and finally got somewhere with it. Even in interviews in the last few years, people have said to me, 'I can't believe that happened, how did you feel about it, that is insane,'" she related. "And my response always was, 'That was then, this is now. And then it happened again! It is sad." Anderson and Duchovny eventually took home equal pay.
FYI…Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Evans are not dating. There were rumors that two were romantically involved after they were hanging out the last couple of weeks. That’s a bad choice.
Speaking of dating, Kourtney Kardashian was on the Ellen show talking about the rumor that her sister Kendall is dating Harry Styles...and Ellen grilled her on what she's doing with Justin Bieber!
Jimmy Kimmel had Chris Pine sing the school closings for the East Coast…
Kesha has to wait even longer to get her day in court for her legal battle with producer Dr. Luke. She’s trying to get released from her Sony contract but weather forced the date to be pushed back to February 19th. She posted a video of her singing “Amazing Grace” for her fans…they have been posted #FreeKesha in front of the New York State Supreme Courthouse during the decision.
Guys…B.o.B. needs you to know that the Earth is flat and that NASA has tricked millions of people. He went on a Twitter rant claiming “there’s no way u can see all the evidence and not know… grow up.” An astrophysicist named Neil deGrasse Tyson chimed in tweeting at him, "Duude — to be clear: Being five centuries regressed in your reasoning doesn’t mean we all can’t still like your music." Oh...and now there is a song.
So happy to be finished with the best album of all time pic.twitter.com/JBWa8OWvqw— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 25, 2016
Kanye West kicked off the week by sharing the tracklist to his new album ‘SWISH’. To go along with the list he added that he’s happy to be finished with the best album of all time.
Chad Kroeger also tweeted yesterday that Nickelback is working on new music. “Good news: we're working on new music. Bad news for us: @kanyewest 'Swish' will be the best album of all time. #SWISH #Kanye”
Dave Matthews Band is going on tour this year as part of their 25th anniversary! The closest they are coming is Cincinnati on May 20th, and Noblesville, IN July 22nd and 23rd. Tickets go on sale February 19th.
Guess who might be writing new songs for JLo? Eh? Liam Payne from One Direction. He met with her in L.A. recently and "played her some new music." Not sure what will come of it, but with "American Idol" winding down and her "All I Have" show in full swing in Las Vegas, she is looking to record new music. Even before One Direction announced its year-plus hiatus, Payne told a British radio show that he prefers writing music to performing.
listening to ANTI 🎈 pic.twitter.com/AgqlhU0GEz— Rihanna (@rihanna) January 25, 2016
Rihanna hinted on Twitter that her upcoming eighth album, “Anti” is recorded. She tweeted a photo of herself wearing a crown and bejewelled headphones with the caption, “listening to ‘Anti’.”
Ariana Grande got spanked on stage by Madonna in Miami…video was posted on her Instagram.
The north-east was hit by a massive blizzard on Sunday, bringing Washington DC and New York among all major cities in the region to a standstill and killing at least 19 people. An estimated 85 million people found themselves in the eye of the storm, which was dubbed 'Snowzilla'. Around 200,000 people were left without power across the country. The second-biggest snowstorm in New York's history left the Central Part with 26.8 inches of snow, prompting a travel ban, which was lifted later. The record 26.9 inches set in 2006 still stands, the National Weather Service said. About 17.8 inches fell in Washington, tying as the fourth-largest snowfall in the city's history.
The Revenant won the weekend box office, but many are wondering what might've been if Winter Storm Jonas hadn't wreaked havoc on theaters. Many multiplexes across the East Coast were closed on Friday and Saturday, due to the blizzard dumping snow on New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania and more states. Even theaters that were open experienced a downturn in moviegoers. Consequently, virtually all films were hit hard for this weekend's box office. With $16 million, The Revenant took the number one spot. Star Wars: The Force Awakens came in second with $14.3 million. And last week's chart-topper, Ride Along 2, dropped to third place, thanks to only $12.9 million in ticket sales.
The release date for "Avatar 2" has been pushed back for the second time -- this time indefinitely. It was originally slated for a holiday 2016 release, but director James Cameron postponed the release until Christmas of 2017, but now the film will arrive sometime in 2018 -- or even later. The "Avatar 2" move also means it won't be competing with the sequel to "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" as the delay comes on the heels of the recent release date change for "Star Wars: Episode VIII", which was pushed from May 2017 to December of that year.
A new film starring Daniel Radcliffe as a farting corpse is dividing audiences at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. In "Swiss Army Man", the former "Harry Potter" plays a dead body discovered by a suicidal man (Paul Dano) on a deserted island. Dano rides Radcliffe across the ocean using the body's fart power and, in another scene, drinks water fired out of Radcliffe's mouth. During the movie's premiere, "Many people walked out during the farting montage. At least 25% of the theater."
Incredibly sad week for Celine Dion as she said goodbye to her husband of 21 years…and manager since the age of 12, Rene Angelil. He passed away from throat cancer a few days before his 74th birthday. They started dating when Celine was 19 years old…their 15-year-old son Rene Charles gave a powerful eulogy at the funeral...Celine also lost her brother two days after her husband died…also from cancer.
Confronting a fierce protest over a second straight year of all-white Oscar acting nominations, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Friday that it would make radical changes to its voting requirements, recruiting process and governing structure, with an aim toward increasing the diversity of its membership.
Chris Rock is still going to host the Oscars after there was speculation he may step down following the recent lack of diversity boycott. The comedian re-wrote his monologue last week after black entertainers like Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith announced that they would boycott the show due to the lack of black actors and filmmakers nominated for awards.
Graham Norton had Ice Cube on to talk about getting snubbed by the Oscars…
Michael Caine chimed in on the controversy during a BBC interview...he said you can't vote for an actor just because he's black. See that HERE.
If you believe rumors…Jennifer Lawrence is reportedly dating Chris Evans. Sources say they've only gone on two dates. Amy Schumer had actually been pushing Jen to date him.
Speaking of Chris Evans, Ryan Reynolds was doing press overseas for Deadpool when he was asked about an internet poll comparing their butts!
Ronda Rousey hosted SNL this weekend with musical guest Selena Gomez…one of the funnier sketches was a spoof of The Bachelor…
I'm pleased to say my baby son was born yesterday :) 👶 He is healthy and pretty amazing :) I'm very happy!!— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) January 23, 2016
Louis Tomlinson broke his silence on becoming a dad early Saturday morning. "I'm pleased to say my baby son was born yesterday :)," tweeted the One Direction singer, using a baby emoji. "He is healthy and pretty amazing :) I'm very happy!!" In a follow-up tweet, Tomlinson used an emoji to signify listening to music and wrote, "Daddy daddy cool." He then happily added, ":) :) :)."" Briana Jungwirth gave birth on Thursday, and Tomlinson was in Los Angeles for the delivery.
Pearl Jam, Dead and Company and the recently-reunited LCD Soundsystem will headline Bonnaroo 2016, as the festival returns to the farm in Manchester, Tennessee for its 15th year from June 9th through 12th. See MORE HERE.
Jamie Foxx…a REAL AMERICAN HERO! A car skidded on the wet street Monday night, went out of control, and flipped in front of Jamie Foxx's gate in Hidden Valley, California—prompting Foxx to go into real-life action hero mode. Witnesses say Foxx heard the wreck, called 911, and hurried over; the car was burning and he was afraid it might explode, so he unbuckled the driver and dragged him from his seat and about 30 feet away from the car. The driver was taken to a hospital with "major injuries" and ultimately arrested for DUI. In a statement, police later confirmed that "two witnesses that were near the collision scene ran to the burning, overturned truck in an attempt to free the driver," who had lost control of a Toyota Tacoma and a hit a drainage ditch before rolling multiple times and bursting into flames. See the whole story and VIDEO HERE.
Tori Spelling is being sued by American Express for an allegedly unpaid balance of nearly $40,000. The credit card company claims the actress has had a balance of $37,981.97 for about six months now with no payments made. An attempted payment for $1,070, in June reportedly bounced and she allegedly hasn’t made any attempts to rectify the situation. Now American Express is going to court in hopes of getting Spelling to pay in full.
Steve Harvey had Miss Colombia on his show to apologize for calling her name by mistake as Miss Universe…he got choked up.
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The cast of High School Musical got together on Good Morning America to celebrate it’s 10 year anniversary…Vanessa Hudgens talked about the craziness that surrounded them. Zac Efron couldn't make it, but sent a message.
His new trailer for Neighbors 2 is out....
And here's the new trailer for "Suicide Squad"...
Amy Schumer is getting called out by several other female comedians for stealing material for her stand up special, TV show “Inside Amy Schumer” and movie “Trainwreck”…the full story and clips of similar material HERE.
During last night's episode of Finding Your Roots on PBS, Maya Rudolph breaks down crying after learning that her family history traces back to a five-year-old slave who lived on a Kentucky plantation. More HERE.
First he was going off on Bill Gates about his XBOX, and now Snoop Dogg is yelling about the Oscars. Click HERE for his potty mouth rant.
So here’s real life stalk-a-celebrity-and-make-him-your-boyfriend GOALS. 22-year-old Danielle Ceasar has been tweeting her love at Disney Channel star Jake T. Austin for five years…and it finally paid off. She met him in person at a signing in NYC at Planet Hollywood. A day later, he noticed her tweets and followed her back. The rest is history. Check out OTHER celebs who dated fans HERE!
Glenn Frey has died at the age of 67. He passed due to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. Frey was a Grammy winner and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, who co-wrote with band member Don Henley The Eagles classics "Hotel California" and "Desperado." Following the group's breakup in 1980, Frey went solo and had a number of hits, including "Smuggler's Blues," "You Belong To The City," and "The Heat Is On." He appeared in several TV shows and movies, including Miami Vice and Jerry Maguire. The rocker's medical condition forced The Eagles to back out of the Kennedy Center Honors in December.
Celine Dion will not be singing at her husband Rene Angelil's funeral because she is still grieving. Reports have surfaced Celine will perform at Rene's funeral, but her rep says it never crossed her mind to perform. It's possible one or two of her songs will play in the background. According to his wishes, the ceremony will be held at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal where he and Celine got married 21 years ago. The funeral will be televised on 3 networks and flags will fly at half-staff, Rene was Canadian and well-respected. Celine also lost her brother to cancer two days after her husband died.
Spike Lee is boycotting the Oscars. The director announced on Monday that he will not be attending the Academy Awards ceremony because of its lack of black nominees. Lee starts by expressing gratitude for the honorary Academy Award he received last November, but says he and his wife "will not attending the Oscar ceremony this coming February." He then quotes Dr. Martin Luther King about how "there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it's right." Lee asks, "How is it possible for the 2nd consecutive year all 20 contenders under the actor category are white? And let's not even get into the other branches." He then laments, "40 white actors in 2 years and no flava at all. We can't act?! WTF!" Lee's announcement comes after a message from Jada Pinkett Smith in which the actress said that she would not attend or watch the Oscars this year. There is also pressure on host Chris Rock to back out. But veteran Oscar telecast writer, Dave Boone, says, "I don't think Chris would bail — if anything, this gives him the world's biggest platform and an excellent area for jokes that only he can do.”
Miley Cyrus has reportedly moved in with former fiancé Liam Hemsworth, as speculation continues to swirl about their relationship status. Hemsworth proposed to Cyrus in 2012, but they split the following year. But one Instagram post is raising eyebrows. Cyrus shared a photo on Monday morning in which she's wearing a diamond ring that looks very similar to her former engagement ring. More HERE.
Leonardo DiCaprio did not have sex with Rihanna, despite the fact photos make it seem otherwise. Leo and Rihanna ran into each other in L'Arc Nightclub in Paris early Sunday morning, and photos circulating seem like they made out, but sources say they didn’t.
If you’ve been wondering why #FreeRita was trending on Twitter for a few weeks, it’s because Rita Ora is reportedly trying to leave JayZ’s record label. Rumor has she is planning on exposing her affair with Jay Z if he doesn’t let her out of their deal.
Miss Colombia finally appeared on The Steve Harvey Show to disscuss his Miss Universe mistake. In an awkward moment, she tells Harvey he has to "learn how to read cards".
In a totally random meeting, Justin Bieber is filmed from behind walking on the street, when Adam Sandler comes up, slaps his hand and says, "What's up homeboy?" See the story HERE.
Kanye West shared the full version of his song, “No More Parties in L.A.” after previewing it earlier this month. The six-minute track will likely be on his upcoming album, “Swish” and is his first collaboration with Kendrick Lamar. Kanye plans to share new music every Friday until his new album is released next month.
Speaking of Kanye…he and Kim are apparently fighting over a third baby. Sources say the rapper wants to have a bigger family and is creeped out’ by the idea of surrogacy. But the reality star had a tough second pregnancy, and doesn’t want to have any more kids. The sources say she is sticking to her position that this was her last pregnancy and this is leading to arguments with Kanye.
They come in 3’s. First David Bowie, then 69-year-old Alan Rickman passed away yesterday after a battle with cancer, and now Celine Dion's husband and manager René Angélil died at their home in Las Vegas yesterday after a long battle with cancer. He would have turned 74 tomorrow. Celine canceled some Vegas shows to grieve.
Nominations for the 88th annual Academy Award nominations were announced yesterday, and Sylvester Stallone proved to be the season's big comeback story, earning a Best Supporting Actor nod for his role in Creed – alongside heavy favorites Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Cate Blanchett, Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet and Alicia Vikander. The Revenant leads the Oscar race with 12 nominations, while Mad Max: Fury Road follows hot on its heels with 10 nods – both including best picture. And while there were some clear snubs including performances by Johnny Depp in Black Mass and Michael Keaton for his turn in Spotlight, perhaps the biggest controversy comes from the lack of diversity in this year's nominations. Not a single actor of color was nominated for an award, and the buzzed about Straight Outta Compton missed out on a best picture nod.
Speaking of that, Ice Cube is cool with that. TMZ caught up with him and asked about it…he said he’s not worried about it.
Nick Carter was arrested after a bar fight in Florida earlier this week…now there is footage from the officer’s body cameras. See videos HERE.
Jimmy Fallon read some funny hashtags about #IfIWonPowerball…
Speaking of Adele…she is reportedly planning to launch her own clothing line for stylish but busy mothers later this year.
BTW…Nicki Minaj loved Adele rapping “Monster” in Carpool Karaoke with James Corden. Nicki tweeted, “Adele is mad ratchet. I can’t take her.” She also posted a clip of Adele rapping on Instagram saying, "Pull thru, QUEEN!!!!! #Adele #Monster the attitude & fingers to match. #Oh #Ok #IcoNic I cried when she waved bye to the careers #Hello #BuhBye."
Just a day after we told you the cast of Friends may all be in the same room for an NBC special, now we hear Matthew Perry won't be there. Sources say he will still be in London rehearsing for his upcoming play when the special shoots January 24th. There's still a chance Perry, 46, will be involved though – possibly via a Skype-like appearance. The special airs February 21st on NBC.
Adam Lambert is co-starring in Fox's remake of ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ as Eddie, the rock-and-roll-loving ex-delivery boy originally played by Meat Loaf.
Speaking of Fox…they have ordered a new dating series from producer Mark Burnett. It features single men and women who, after face-to-face meetings, must pick a mate based solely on instant chemistry, and see if that chemistry is enough for couples to go the distance. The series is set in the Caribbean Islands and has been picked up for 10 episodes. The project will debut later this year.
Olivia Munn was on Lip Sync Battle taking on Kevin Hart last night and brought her own squad doing Taylor Swift…
The trailer is out for season two of “I Am Cait”, and she says “to be honest, I don’t see myself dating women in the future.”
Ariana Grande told Jimmy Kimmel about her weirdest encounters with fans...
Snoop Dogg is mad at XBOX….WARNING: HE CUSSES A LOT.
Oscar nominations were announced this morning…Sylvester Stallone earned a Best Supporting Actor nod for his beloved turn in Creed, alongside heavy favorites Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Cate Blanchett, Michael Fassbender, and Kate Winslet. Jennifer Lawrence is up for Best Actress!! See the complete list HERE.
British actor Alan Rickman has passed away from cancer at the age of 69. So SAD!!! Story HERE.
Adele made her debut on "Late Late Show with James Corden" last night with an epic edition of “Carpool Karaoke.” They shot it in London when they were home for the holidays. They belted out "Hello," "Someone Like You," "All I Ask," "Rolling in the Deep" and a few surprises, including Spice Girls’ "Wannabe." She also rapped Nicki Minaj's "Monster."
Jimmy Kimmel was talking to Chloe Grace Moretz about starring the live action version of Little Mermaid…
Nick Carter was arrested in Florida on Wednesday night. According to an eyewitness on the scene, cops took Nick into custody down in Key West at the Hog's Breath Saloon -- a pretty famous bar in the area. We're told Carter was involved in some kind of scuffle inside the bar, and eventually the cops showed up and busted the Backstreet Boy. He was arrested at 8:13 PM and booked for misdemeanor battery. Interestingly, arrest docs list Nick's occupation as "None." Either he was really humble during his arrest ... or the Key West officers just aren't BSB fans. See his mugshot and read more HERE.
Jodi Stachowski, the ex-fiancee of “Making a Murderer” subject Steven Avery, appeared on “Nancy Grace” Wednesday night to say Avery was guilty of killing photographer Teresa Halbach. Stachowski also calls Avery a “monster,” and says he “beat her all the time.” Stachowski also said she originally didn’t want to be on “Making a Murderer,” apparently telling director and writers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos that she wanted no part in it. Then, she explains, “Steven called me and told me that if I didn’t say anything good and nice about him, I’d pay. He’d beat me.”
RadarOnline.com says there is a “secret police file” that Pennsylvania prosecutors could use to put 78-year-old Bill Cosby behind bars for at least 10 years. He’s facing aggravated indecent assault charges stemming from an incident at his Philadelphia mansion in 2004. Sources say there were hidden cameras that may have captured the whole thing on video. More HERE.
In the meantime, another accuser has recorded a diss track. The L.A. County D.A. rejected Chloe Goins' case last week, saying Cosby had an alibi, plus the statute of limitations had run out. Chloe was angry so she decided to fire back at Bill by getting in the studio with a producer. The song starts off, "Hey Bill, I guess you think you're pretty slick. Making sure you drugged us, thinking that we would forget ya. But we didn't, and now everybody knows." Click HERE if you dare.
Also from the EWWWW File: Josh and Anna Duggar could be expecting their fifth child. Sources say Anna believes she is expecting after an overnight visit to her hubby’s rehab facility. She believes the baby is a sign that God has forgiven Josh for his many sins and she’s vowed to stand by her husband. More HERE.
There is going to be a Friends reunion on NBC!!! Sort of. The six cast members are all supposed to appear in a two-hour tribute special to director James Burrows that will air on NBC on February 21st. Before you get too excited…we aren’t necessarily going to be checking in with the characters and where they are now. NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said. "I'm hoping that all six of them will be there in the same room at the same time. I don't know if logistically we can pull that off." Friends will be one of six shows to feature a cast reunion on the special, but it is the first to be confirmed.
More #TBT news: Victoria Beckham will not be getting back together with the Spice Girls despite rumors. There were reports that all the girls would be back this year for a 20th anniversary, but her rep also said, "She has been very respectful about the fabulous time they had together in the past, however her focus is now very much her family and fashion business."
If you were wondering how producers were going to get Gwen Stefani on the next season of “The Voice” here’s how… she will mentor boyfriend Blake Shelton’s singers. Christina Aguilera will be back for season 10 when it kicks off in February and Blake wants to keep his girlfriend on set.
An NBC executive said that late night host Jimmy Fallon does not have a drinking problem. NBC Entertainment chief Bob Greenblatt said “He goes out and has fun. He’s had some accidents.” That’s likely why Greenblatt added “We are always worried about his safety and health.”
A 64-year-old man was working the tarmac Tuesday at Signature Flight Support in Westchester, NY when Justin Bieber asked him to come aboard and sing. Justin's driver had heard Steven sing before, and thought Justin would dig his voice. The man sang ‘My Way’ and Justin liked it so much he posted it on Instagram. He asked if he could join Justin onstage someday, and Justin said that could be arranged. Story HERE.
The Razzie nominations were announced on Wednesday, and it's a four-way tie for who was given top "honors," with six nominations apiece going to Fifty Shades of Grey, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2, Jupiter Ascending and Pixels. All four were nominated in the Worst Picture category. Fifty Shades of Grey stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson could also go home with several Golden Raspberries, with the pair nominated in the Worst Actor, Worst Actress, and Worst Screen Combo categories. Jupiter Ascending stars Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis are up for Worst Actor and Worst Actress respectively. Kevin James has the most individual nominations at four after receiving Razzie nods for two movies this year, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 and Pixels.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are in a "passionate phase of reconnecting". They were seen kissing and holding hands at a Golden Globe party last week. Rumors started to the fly that they were back together earlier this month after they were spotted cuddling and kissing at a music festival in Australia. Story HERE.
"Making A Murderer" subject Steven Avery has filed an appeal requesting that a judge erase his 2007 murder conviction for the death of Teresa Halbach, and for the Wisconsin Court of Appeals to declare a mistrial in the case. The new legal documents, filed by Avery himself, claim that the search done to obtain incriminating evidence against him in the case was illegal. He argues that the extent of the search, which resulted in authorities finding the keys to Halbach's car and blood, went beyond the limits that were established by the search warrant. The documents also suggest that cops could have planted evidence against him because Halbach's car wasn't sealed with tamper-proof tape or any similar precaution. Avery also declares that he was not represented in the case by a competent lawyer, and suggests at least one juror was biased. If a mistrial is declared, Avery would likely be granted a new trial and have the chance to be released from prison.
Speaking of…. Brendan Dassey's half-brother Brad, a self-proclaimed "indie Christian rapper," has written a song called "They Didn't Do It," in which he argues the court proceedings that convicted Dassey were "not a fair trial, not a fair game," because the prosecution didn't "stick to the facts." HEAR IT HERE!
Answering yes or no to personal questions can be tricky because if you say "No" it means whenever you say "No comment" that kind of becomes your default "Yes". But since I'm doing press for the next few days, I didn't want to have to answer the same question over and over. So instead, I'm going to let my text conversation with my Asian mom help me out.✌️#Colberto
Olivia Munn took to her Instagram account to address the rumors that she’s engaged to her football beau, quarterback Aaron Rodgers. She included a pic of her conversation with her mom to clear it all up!
Kevin Hart was telling Ellen that he saved Lady Gaga’s life at the Golden Globes…then he was talking about being friends with Justin Bieber and inviting him to his wedding. Click HERE for that interview!
Jimmy Kimmel highlighted news clip about the odds of winning tonight’s Powerball drawing...
Imagine being this guy in Seattle who got Sir Mix-A-Lot’s old phone number from Verizon. He’s gotten pics of women in bikinis and others texts saying, “Love you.” Luxury car dealerships called to ask if he wants to take a test drive. Aspiring musician leaving messages and getting offered free concert tickets and backstage passes. Moral of the story…it’s still good to be Sir Mix-A-Lot!
Despite being famous throughout the world, David Bowie was able to keep his cancer a secret. The legendary singer died Sunday night at age 69 after an 18 month battle with liver cancer. A crowd of mourners gathered in his hometown and sang “Starman” in tribute…and late night hosts remembered him. Conan O'Brien shared some highlights of David on his show.
By the way...Twitter didn't know who David Bowie was.
David Bowie released his video for the single, “Lazarus,” just two days before he passed away Sunday. The song was from Bowie’s 25th studio album, "Blackstar". In the video, Bowie is seen lying in a hospital bed with bandages covering his eyes. As he sings he starts to levitate and shake as if he were entering the afterlife. The lyrics are also filled with imagery and death. The lyrics include, "Look up here/ I'm in heaven/ I've got scars that can't be seen. This way or no way / You know, I'll be free." Record producer Tony Visconti, who has worked with Bowie for decades wrote on Facebook, "His death was no different from his life - a work of Art. He made Blackstar for us, his parting gift. I knew for a year this was the way it would be..."
love Jen but this was kinda rude English clearly isnt his 1st language, it probably helps him speak better to read https://t.co/5bmmWiZyuH— angel⋆ (@angelxhemmo) January 11, 2016
Jennifer Lawrence was getting some heat yesterday for called out a foreign reporter during a press conference at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. They said she was rude to Juan Pablo Fernandez-Feo from Latin America's E! Network for looking at his phone while asking a question… He asked her, "How do you see yourself for the Oscar night?" Presumably, he was simply asking what she thought her chances were of being nominated for an Oscar. What's not shown in the viral clip is the reporter laughing heartily after he's "called out." Others who were there are coming to her defense…Cosmopolitan quotes another reporter who tweeted that he was there and she wasn’t being rude at all. He says that reporter was either filming or taking pictures off his phone while asking the question, and she just wanted him to be present in the moment. He also said it was all lighthearted.
That said, sources claim Gaga’s fiancé Taylor Kinney confronted Leo at the Fox/Hulu after-party telling him in a non-confrontational sort of way that he should apologize to her because it was flat out rude and extremely unprofessional.
Dear Ciara. You're stunning. But this is a National Championship Game. Kids are watching. Cover up.— Bonnie Bernstein (@BonnieBernstein) January 12, 2016
Ciara has caused a stir with the dress she wore to sing the national anthem before the College Football Playoffs championship game. The feeling was that the dress was too revealing. See her dress and read more HERE.
Your mind, body and soul needs to prepare for Adele Carpool Karaoke tomorrow night on "The Late Late Show" with James Corden.
Sean Penn is expressing no regrets about his secret visit to interview Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. In a brief email exchange with The Associated Press, Penn was asked about images published in Mexican news media Monday that appeared to show officials watching him and actress Kate Del Castillo ahead of their October visit with Guzman. "I've got nothin' to hide," he wrote. Guzman was captured last Friday, more than three months after Penn's Oct. 2nd meeting with him in central Mexico and six months after escaping from prison. Penn did not respond directly to questions about whether it was appropriate for him to submit his story to Guzman for approval in advance of publication, or whether he took adequate information and operational security measures to protect his source.
The Revenant was the big winner at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards, nabbing best picture, best director and best actor for Leonardo DiCaprio. Speaking of Leo...did ya see that side eye he gave Lady Gaga as she walked up to get her award for American Horror Story: Hotel? Jennifer Lawrence won for her role in “Joy”. Everyone seems to think JLaw and AShu did an amazing audition to host next year. But they have stiff competition from Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt…Ryan seemed a little ticked off. The Martian won best musical or comedy motion picture as well as a best actor honor for star Matt Damon. Sylvester Stallone also had a big night, winning best supporting actor for Creed. New TV shows also did well: USA's Mr. Robot took best drama and supporting actor for Christian Slater. And Denzel was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
BTW...Leo told Ellen more about his crazy experience filming The Revenant...his close calls and that beard. For the story behind the character he plays, click HERE.
Legendary artist David Bowie, who released a new album last week, has died at the age of 69 after an 18-month battle with cancer. Story HERE.
Sean Penn…a real American hero? A secret meeting that Sean Penn orchestrated with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in a jungle hideout late last year helped the Mexican government catch the world's most-wanted drug lord, sources said. Guzman was arrested in northwestern Mexico on Friday morning and sent back to the prison he broke out of in July. Five suspected Cartel members were killed and one Mexican marine was wounded during the capture operation. Guzman agreed to sit down for a 7-hour Rolling Stone interview with Sean Penn because he apparently wanted to have a biographic made. Story and the article HERE.
Speaking of Sean Penn, Madonna attended a fundraiser he threw for Haiti…and got up on stage to say she still loves him...
The Playboy Mansion is for sale…it’ll be listed sometime within the next month for somewhere north of $200 million. There are several strings attached. Sources say whoever buys it will be required to give Hugh Hefner a life estate, meaning he can continue to live in the mansion until he dies. The other string... prospective buyers can tour the property but one area is off limits: Hef's bedroom.
Farrah Abraham and Nicki Minaj got into a heated Twitter battle. It appeared to have started when Nicki tweeted in some NSFW language that she, well, wasn't exactly a fan of the Teen Mom star. Presumably Nicki had watched Monday's premiere episode of the show, which showed Farrah being rude to her mom and even being called out on it by her daughter. It escalated from there…read all the nastiness HERE.
Justin Bieber was kicked out of an ancient ruins site in Mexico due to allegedly bad behavior, though we’re not exactly sure what happened. Bieber apparently went to the Mayan archaeological ruins in Tulum on Thursday, where he and his entourage were supposedly asked to leave for climbing on a structure. While climbing is permitted on some of the ruins, it is prohibited on others, which are usually roped off to prevent public access or are restricted with "no entry" signs. He also might have been drunk and he might have dropped trow and exposed his butt.
As guest editor of its 99th issue, Lady Gaga graces 16 different covers of 'V Magazine' this month and each one pays homage to a different one of her style icons. Lady Gaga has been tweeting out the covers one by one and cover 15 stood out the most, she and her fiancé Taylor Kinney reenact John Lennon and Yoko Ono with a nude self-portrait.
Rihanna is allegedly filming a music video in L.A. According to a casting call there was a video shoot for a Drake collaboration titled ‘Work’. During the shoot fans overheard Drake and Rihanna singing and some got video and photos.
Just Lindsay being Lindsay…Police were called to a Manhattan bar Friday night after Lindsay Lohan spat in a man’s face and made a series of “racist” remarks. She and her sister Ali were asked the pair to leave. A source said, “They walked in off the street and made a beeline for the bathroom. They didn’t order a drink or anything. They were in there for around 20 minutes and then the bartender started knocking on the door and asked them to come out. When they didn’t come out, he then asked them to leave and Lindsay became aggressive and belligerent.” “Lindsay came out and her eyes were glazed over and she started yelling at the bartender – who is originally from West Africa – ‘This is New York. You’re not from here.’” The source said, “She was talking to him in a mock African accent and she kept asking him if he was from Ghana. It seemed like a racist attack.”
Katie Holmes was spotted wearing a diamond ring on her ring figure sparking rumors that she’s engaged to Jamie Foxx. Sources say the top secret couple is NOT engaged, and she has had the ring for over a year. The two won't confirm they are dating, but one friend says they've discussed eloping or having a small, quiet wedding in an out-of-the-way place.
Yesterday the White House responded to the petition to pardon Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey because of the Netflix’s series ‘Making a Murderer’. They issued the statement on their We the People site explaining that President Obama is unable to free Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey because their alleged crime of murdering Teresa Halbach is a state criminal offense.
Last night on American Idol, auditions came to Arkansas and San Francisco…15-year-old Maddie McAllister brought a chicken. The judges said she was sweet but had a few years to be ready. It got emotional on the last audition with 15-year-old Tristan McIntosh whose mom was serving overseas in the military. So she thought…she was in the room the whole time for her audition and surprised her afterward!!
Her mom gave her the golden ticket! Other standout auditions below:
Jimmy Fallon read some hilarious #WorstFirstDate hashtags last night…
Leonardo DiCaprio was on the Today show talking about how his new movie, The Revenant, was the hardest movies physically for him to shoot. And yes, he actually eats a bison liver! See the trailer HERE.
Jimmy Kimmel had another hilarious This Week in Unnecessary Censorship!
Beyoncé will reportedly join Coldplay on stage for the Super Bowl 50 halftime show next month. Coldplay's artistic director, did tease last month that "special guests" will join the band, and Bruno Mars also scheduled to appear.
Dr. Oz’s chat with Charlie Sheen airs on Monday…see the preview HERE.
One Direction will make an appearance on an upcoming episode of Family Guy. Liam and Louis were the only two to actually provide their voices for the animated show, however, Niall and Harry will also be included as characters. The group's scene reportedly takes place around a campfire, where they're joined by baby Stewie, who scares them with a tale about non-skinny jeans. Simon Cowell is also going to be a part of it somehow.
Speaking of One D…fans have been wondering where Zayn’s new solo music is. Oh…and apparently he has been wanting to keep in touch with the guys. But they’ve changed their numbers. I've reached out to a few of them and not got a reply. Certain people have pride issues, but it's stuff you overcome in time." Ouch!
Caitlyn Jenner has canceled her upcoming 5-city speaking tour due to scheduling conflicts. The tour was with a women’s lecture organization Unique Lives & Experiences. One outlet is suggesting lack of interest and slow ticket sales may have also played a role, but a rep claims there was "simply a conflict in work dates," and it's "possible" the tour may be rescheduled.
Last night at the People's Choice Awards… Vin Diesel accepted Favorite Action Movie and "Favorite Film for Furious 7" and started to sing again when he got emotional over the loss of Paul Walker. Sandra Bullock told a cute story while accepting her award for Favorite Movie Actress where her son says he deserves an award for acting.
Later, there was a stage crasher when the ladies of "The Talk" were accepting their award. Sharon Osbourne began kicking him and flipped him off. The show also included musical performances by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello....
and Jason Derulo....
Get more awesome highlights from Twitter HERE.
Last night, American Idol kicked off its 15th and last season and brought back several former winners to help in preliminary judging. The auditions started in Denver and Atlanta...see highlights HERE.
And it got awkward when married couple Alex and Jordan Sasser and their adorable baby girl auditioned...one got a golden ticket, the other did not.
After news that the White House couldn’t pardon Steven Avery, the subject of Netflix’s “Making A Murderer,” Steven Avery claims his own two brothers may have killed Teresa Halbach -- especially one who he says had a history of harassing women at the exact location where Teresa was last seen. Avery filed legal docs and claims brothers Earl and Charles may have done the deed which he's serving a life sentence for. Steven Avery's brother Chuck says it's a lie that he murdered Teresa Halbach.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens dethroned Avatar on Wednesday to become the highest-grossing domestic movie of all time. Just 20 days after its release, the blockbuster surpassed the James Cameron film's $760.5 million North American take. The Force Awakens is now also the fourth highest-grossing movie of all time worldwide. The film's grand total stands at a little more than $1.5 billion, compared to the $2.78 billion earned by Avatar.
Speaking of, male characters will no longer monopolize Hasbro's new Star Wars-themed Monopoly game. In response to fan outcry that the board game doesn't feature Rey, the lead character played by Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the toymaker announced that she will be added in an updated version. Hasbro previously said that the Monopoly: Star Wars game, which was released in September, didn't feature Rey in order to avoid spoiling a key plot line.
After a story came out that Janet Jackson had to cancel her tour because of throat cancer…she posted a message debunking that. She wrote, "Remember... believe it when you hear it from my lips. I do not have cancer. I'm recovering. My doctors have approved my concerts as scheduled in Europe, and as I promised, the postponed shows will be rescheduled."
But prayers for Mike Tyson….he’s on bed rest for 7 days after he fell off a hoverboard The video went viral and Mike says at first he was upset that his wife put him on blast by posting the clip, but eventually he was able to laugh it off. Mike also said he’s never riding the hoverboard again.
Dr Oz was on “Watch What Happens Live” when a caller asked about his chat with Charlie Sheen coming up…
The filmmakers behind Making a Murderer, Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos talked to the Today show saying that one of the jurors of Steven Avery's 2005 murder case reached out to them saying they thought Stephen was framed by law enforcement. They said now that the country has a solid dialogue on the case, maybe someone will come forward with more evidence.
Ryan Seacrest might have inadvertently ticked off Kelly Clarkson fans after he was asked on the “Today” show who the biggest star to come out of “American Idol” is…he said Carrie Underwood without skipping a beat. He did end up saying, “Kelly too, but, you know, I was just on New Year’s with Carrie, and she’s just a superstar. She really is. So I take Carrie.” Speaking of Idol hosts, let us not forget Dunkelman.
Speaking of Idol…JLo was on the Ellen show talking about her Vegas residency starting up January 20th.
The shows will be sporadic over 3 years...and then she explains why she bought boyfriend Casper Smart a tux for Christmas. A wedding perhaps?
Janet Jackson Janet Jackson posted on social media that she will need surgery soon and must postpone her tour… but she didn’t go into detail about the surgery. Well, she apparently has a tumor that could be cancerous. Sources say doctors found a growth on her vocal cords that could be serious. The sources say if the growth turns out to be cancerous, it could be the end of her long career. Story HERE.
Guys…prepare your body for NEW JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE MUSIC!!!!! But it’s not what you think. He’s teaming up with Dreamworks to write an animated musical comedy called “Trolls” in which he will be a character and perform original songs.
Speaking of Timberlake…and more specifically…’NSYNC...Fall Out Boy and Demi Lovato PERFECTLY parodied the video for “It’s Gonna Be Me” for their new song "Irresistible"...
What would JLaw like 2016 to bring her? A break from being famous. She opens up in the new issue of Glamour magazine "I think that we should be allowed time off. Three months. 'Oh, it's my three months off. You can't photograph me.' I would love to be able to control being photographed." She says that after being thrust into the spotlight following the first "Hunger Games" movie, "It took a few years to adjust. I didn't really realize how angry and distorted I felt." She said, "I still felt entitled to a certain life that I just wasn't allowed to have [anymore]. I felt like I had the right to say, 'I don't want to be photographed right now, I don't want people outside my house right now.' J.Law says she loves her life as an actress, but adds, "I'm not trying to be a GIF. I'm not trying to be a picked-up-on-Twitter quote. All I'm trying to do is act. And I have to promote these movies. And I am, at the end of the day, I guess, a f--king lunatic. So if you record what I'm saying, it's gonna be goofy." More HERE.
“SNL” has lined up Ronda Rousey to host for the first time on January 23rd with first time musical guest Selena Gomez. January 16th will mark the first time "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" actor Adam Driver — who plays Kylo Ren —will host with first-time musical guest Chris Stapleton.
Miley Cyrus has “never” gotten over Liam Hemsworth. A source claims that there's a reason for all of the rumors about Miley and Liam getting back together. An insider tells People magazine: "… Miley always said Liam is the love of her life." They ended their engagement in September 2013. Over New Year's weekend, they were spotted partying at the Falls Festival in Australia. The source adds that Miley Cyrus hopes Liam Hemsworth will come back into her life for good.
This is super cool…Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne sometimes helps out drama students in London, because he knows how hard it can be for them to live there. In an interview with GQ, he said, "I get letters from people trying to go to drama school and needing to pay their rent. And so that's something I occasionally do. It's impossibly expensive to live in London."
Tyga isn't denying talking to 14-year-old model Molly O'Malia, but claims he only contacted her to discuss a possible music career. O'Malia's family has retained Gloria Allred to address a story published by in mid-December that suggested she and Tyga had an inappropriate relationship. On Monday, O'Malia and Allred held a press conference to deny the false claim that the teen found the attention from Tyga to be "exciting," insisting instead she became uncomfortable when he began incessantly texting her. Tyga's manager confirmed the rapper initially reached out to O'Malia because he thought she might be suited for a project on his label. However, Tyga's rep categorically denied the discussions ever went beyond business. Tyga's proposed Facetime chats were simply to hear her sing while other producers were in the studio. New text messages have also reportedly surfaced showing O'Malia said she was 17.
Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles spent time together over the New Year's holiday weekend, but a source says: "Harry also vacationed with friends, so it wasn't just a romantic vacation for Harry and Kendall." The One Direction member invited the model to join him on vacation, and she flew by private jet from Los Angeles. "They had fun then, but things never got serious."
Craig Strickland's wife Helen paid tribute to her late husband on Monday following news that he was found dead near Oklahoma's Kaw Lake after having been missing for more than a week. In an Instagram post, Helen explained what happened and the ultimate cause of the Backroad Anthem singer's death. Strickland went missing on December 27th during a duck hunting trip with friend Chase Morland. The two men were killed when their boat got caught out in a winter storm and eventually capsized. Morland's body was recovered last week, while Strickland was found on Monday. Helen wrote, "The night of the accident he had fought his way out of the water and up a hill before the stages of hypothermia set in." Helen added, "He experienced no pain in his final moments and simply felt like he was falling asleep." Strickland's wife went on to say that her husband's body was found "lying in the shape of a cross."
Bachelor Ben Higgins started his journey for love on TV last night…and he told Jimmy Kimmel that his grandma was having a viewing party! Speaking of viewing party, we live tweet the show each week! Join the party and follow Kelly HERE, Alex HERE and Ben HERE!
Speaking of Kimmel, he also had JLo on talking about American Idol kicking off its last season. The most important funfact we learned is that she loves a bargain!
Speaking of Idol, Back in October 2015, Kanye West showed up to the American Idol auditions in San Francisco. Now we have the full clip. "American Idol" returns for its final season tomorrow at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.
BTW…if you get the chance, don’t bother asking Selena Gomez about that Instagram video of Justin Bieber serenading her with “My Girl”…Rolling Stone did, and she said “Well, I am sorry, first of all. And honestly, what I would love to be printed is that I am so beyond done with talking about that, and him.”
Pia Wurtzbach gave her first sit-down as Miss Universe to Good Morning America on Monday, and graciously shot down the idea that she should perhaps share the crown with runner-up, Miss Colombia. "I think it would be a little bit difficult for two girls to share a crown, but I have high hopes that this will give great opportunities for me and Miss Colombia and the rest of the contestants.” If you ask Miss Colombia as a Colombian radio station did, she disagrees. She says she was humiliated, it was a great injustice, and she thinks the crown should be shared.
John Stamos is making the rounds talking about “Fuller House” and the confusion surrounding the Olson twins choosing not to be a part of it. He said they don't consider themselves actresses anymore. Hear the interview and read more HERE.
Ladies…Leonardo DiCaprio is back on the market because he and his latest supermodel girlfriend broke up. As you were.
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s 17-year-old son, Jaden Smith, is the new face of Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2016 womenswear campaign. Yep…womenswear.
Chris Brown is fighting back at the accusation that he punched a woman named Liziane Gutierrez at his New Year's Eve party in Las Vegas, and is vowing to sue her for "lying." She is a model referred to as the “Brazilian Kim Kardashian” and she claims she secretly took a photo of him, which ticked him off so much he hit her in the eye. Brown's rep later issued a statement saying it was a "complete fabrication," adding that she was booted from the party for being "disruptive" and had a "total meltdown" that several witnesses and security cameras saw. She called the police, and as a result, Brown is now the subject of a misdemeanor battery investigation. She never went to the hospital. Early Sunday, Brown posted on Instagram, "I'm going to be hella rich after all the lawsuits I file from these crazy individuals who keep lying on my name. Happy NEW YEAR!"
CNN host Don Lemon created quite a buzz on Twitter…for looking buzzed on the air! He commented on co-host Kathy Griffin’s chest. Twitter seemed down with it, with one tweeting “Don Lemon drunk is the only Don Lemon I want from now on.”
Meanwhile . . . 😂😭 pic.twitter.com/bczUglAvnW— Marcus Jordan (@HEIRMJ) January 2, 2016
On New Year’s Eve, Kanye West dropped a new track called “Facts.” (warning: NSFW language.) Besides dissing Bill Cosby and confirming his 2020 presidential run, Kanye also took shots at Michael Jordan and, more specifically, the Air Jordan versus the Air Yeezy. Michael's son Marcus had the perfect response! Click HERE for more!
Justin Bieber posted an Instagram photo on Sunday of him and Hailey Baldwin making out while on vacation in St. Barts, seemingly confirming the rumors that the two are hooking up. The two also apparently made out a lot during a New Year’s Eve party thrown by a nightclub kingpin at a private villa in St. Barts.
Jerry Seinfeld managed to drive President Obama around for his web series Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee…he asked him all the pertinent questions like how far he can walk in the White House in his skivvies. Here's the episode!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens broke the New Year's box office record, and is on its way to becoming the top-grossing domestic movie of all time. The Force Awakens should break Avatar's all-time domestic record of $760.5 million early next week. Daddy's Home, the family comedy starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, had another strong showing. For its second week, the flick had a holiday weekend haul of $29 million for second place. Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight took the number three spot with $16.2 million. And Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's Sisters and Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip snagged fourth and fifth places, with $12.6 million and $11.8 million, respectively.