19 Kids & Counting is losing even more of its advertisers because of Josh Duggar's sexual assault scandal. Shortly after news broke last week that Duggar had years ago been investigated by the police for assaulting underage girls, including some of his sisters, General Mills announced that it was pulling its advertising. Now, Payless ShoeSource and Choice Hotels have followed suit and will no longer air its commercials during the show. In a statement, Payless said, "Our ads ran during this show as part of a larger buy with TLC. We are taking steps to have them removed from future episodes." Choice Hotels mimicked the shoe chain's comments, saying in its own statement that it similarly "decided to remove advertising from the show." Later in the day Walgreens also pulled the plug on its ads saying, "In the wake of recent news, we are no longer advertising on the 19 Kids & Counting program."
Not sure if you are watching America’s Got Talent, but contestant Samantha Hess has an unusual “talent”… she’s a professional cuddler in Portland. She even divorced her husband because he wouldn’t cuddle with her.
If you blinked, you might have missed the "sexy dancing baby"...
The best part...were the shirtless gymnasts!
Buzzfeed’s got a viral video of Dan Rather explaining Internet slang terms like “on fleek” and “Dad Bod”…
FYI…Beyoncé, Angelina Jolie, and Taylor Swift are among the "World's Most Powerful Women," according to Forbes. The list was out yesterday with German chancellor Angela Merkel again scoring the number one spot, followed by Hillary Clinton and Melinda Gates. Michelle Obama clocked in at number 10, and Oprah Winfrey landed 12th. Further down on the list, Beyoncé won the number 21 spot, at 50 is Ellen DeGeneres, while Jolie is 54 and Sofia Vergara is 57. Swift is in 64th place, and has the distinction of being the youngest honoree at age 25.
Johnny Depp could face 10 years in prison or a fine of $265,000 in Australia for illegally smuggling his two dogs into the country earlier this month. The possible punishment was discussed during an Australian Senate committee hearing this week. The pilot could also face 2 years for his role. He would have to first officially be charged with a crime, and then found guilty, before any kind of sentence could be handed down.
Jennifer Lopez was hit with a confetti bomb thrown by the prankster clown Richie the Barber when she arrived at LAX on Tuesday. Lopez didn’t seem bothered by the stunt but also didn’t look excited. Richie the Barber also threw a confetti-ball at Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian in April 2014. The sisters filed a battery report against him. More HERE.
Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath, Better Than Ezra's Kevin Griffin, and Uncle Kracker formed a group called 'Uncle Ezra Ray' and released this song called 'B.Y.H.B.' (which stands for 'Bring Your Hot Body')!
Speaking of what’s old is new again… The 2003 historical fantasy film “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” is being remade (by 20th Century Fox). Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde team up to fight a common enemy. It starred Sean Connery as Allan Quatermain; it was his final live-action movie before he retired.
Point Break has been rebooted!
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are leading separate lives. The Hollywood couple hasn’t been seen in public together for 31 days and sources say they are having some trouble. Ben was recently spotted not wearing his wedding ring on her birthday. More HERE.
Katy Perry and her ex John Mayer were seen together hanging out at Disneyland over the weekend. The two went with several friends and stayed until the park closed. They haven’t commented if they are officially back together. More HERE.
FYI…in case you were wondering…Bruce Jenner’s transition is not yet complete. Radar Online reported that the former Olympian underwent sexual reassignment surgery more than three weeks ago and was "very happy with the results." But a source close to the Jenner family said Tuesday that the report is untrue. "There's no truth to it whatsoever. He's been working very hard on his docu-series, and there is no surgery involved in the production." It was last month that Jenner, 65, announced that he identified as a woman and was making the transition from male to female. "For all intents and purposes, I am a woman," Jenner told Diane Sawyer. The gold-medal winner said he'd been undergoing hormone therapy for more than a year, but he told Sawyer he had not made up his mind about reassignment surgery.
In the meantime, Kendall Jenner may (or may not) be dating Nicole Scherzinger’s on and off ex, race car driver Lewis Hamilton. She was spotted wearing his gold chain at the Monaco F1 Grand Prix in Monte Carlo on Saturday. A 'source' claims her mom “really wants Kendall to date him. Lewis and Kris have become friendly in recent months and she thinks he's perfect for her daughter." He and Nicole split the last time in February. More HERE.
In case you were wondering… Martin Sheen says his son Charlie’s 2011 meltdown was fueled by steroids. He said, "Only those of us that knew him understood what was going on. I'm talking about steroids, at that time. He was in a very desperate situation. And he was doing what he felt would get him out of it—going public. And it was very painful. No less painful for him."
Comedienne, actress and mother to Ben Stiller, Anne Meara passed away at the age of 85. Anne was a longtime star of stage and screen and was married to fellow actor Jerry Stiller for 61 years. She passed away from natural causes. Ben Stiller tweeted: "Thank you so much for all the kind words about Anne. All of us in our family feel so lucky to have had her in our lives." More HERE.
The mathematician that inspired the movie "A Beautiful Mind" was killed in a car crash over the weekend in New Jersey. Nobel Prize winner John Nash and his wife were killed when the taxi they were in lost control, crashed into a guard rail and hit another car. The couple was ejected from the car, as, "It doesn't appear that they were wearing seatbelts. " Nash was 86 and his wife was 82. In a Tweet, Crowe said he was stunned. "My heart goes out to John &Alicia & family. An amazing partnership. Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts." More HERE.
Robert De Niro told graduates of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts… “You made it. And, you’re f–ked.” The audience was made up of aspiring actors, writers, directors and art majors whose future isn't a sure thing. He said, other NYU grads have brighter prospects. “The school of medicine graduates, each will get a job. Law school grads will too, but if they don’t, “Who cares? They’re lawyers!” More HERE.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will not be joining the cast of Netflix's "Full House" reboot, "Fuller House," and John Stamos tweeted “#hearbroken”. An executive producer said, “Although Ashley and Mary-Kate will not be a part of Fuller House, I know how much Full House has meant to them and they are still very much considered family."Stamos added, "I understand they're in a different place and I wish them the best. I promise you will not be disappointed with our reunion and spin off!!" Then, an hour later, Stamos continued to express his disappointment on Facebook, writing: "Just so you reporters know—this is not a money gig for any of us—quite the opposite. We want to give the fans what they deserve for supporting us for so many years—we all just want to have fun...do it in a classy way on Netflix and have a good time…Sad that a few don't share the rest of the cast's opinion. I can only wish them the best - JS."
Justin Bieber killed it in Hollywood Sunday night, with an awesome impromptu performance. The Biebs was at the W Hollywood Hotel Jazz Night, when he got up on stage and performed Boyz II Men "I'll Make Love to You."
Sting popped on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to perform with The Ragtime Gals...
Last night on the Bachelorette, there was boxing with Laila Ali where a dude was sent to the hospital….only to come back and make out with Kaitlyn. And then there was stand-up comedy with Amy Schumer... and we found out that Britt is still dating Brady, who left last week to pursue her. More HERE.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has set a new Guinness World Records title for the Most Selfies taken in three minutes!
Chris Brown and Tyson Beckford got into a Twitter fight after the model/actor posted a pic of himself with the singer’s ex Karrueche Tran. Brown tweeted, "U wanna keep walking them runways. I need ta legs for that. Keep playing like I ain't wit the bulls***." Beckford then posted video of himself shooting a gun range, saying, "Just in case your forgot!" Brown responded by posting a pic of cops in Las Vegas behind a building, saying, "This n**** Tyson got the whole Vegas PD out here. Suckah! This fruitz!" More HERE.
You should probably enjoy Britney and Iggy #withoutmusic.
Ed Sheeran sang “Rainbow Connection” with Kermit the Frog!
Then they explored what some male-driven movies would have been like with women in the lead roles: like Indiana Jones starring Anna Kendrick...and Leslie Mann as the 40-Year-Old Virgin!
Will Ferrell and Nick Offerman had a Voice Battle pleading for donations (clip 4). For pictures, videos and to hear stories of those it helped, click HERE.
David Letterman ended his Late Show run on a memorable note in an episode that drew his largest audience in a decade. The episode drew 13.76 million viewers, which is Letterman's biggest audience since February of 1994 (but not high enough to beat the farewell audience for Jay Leno's final Tonight Show appearance – the second time he left, not the first). The bump also led to The Late Late Show with James Corden having an audience of 4 million viewers, which is the show's largest audience with any host since its inception.
Within hours of David Letterman's final show, the team at CBS was tearing down the 33-year-old Late Show set and hauling it out to the dumpsters. It's expected to take a week to break down the entire set. There were a few pieces saved and taken into a van for safe keeping including a model of the George Washington Bridge, which was an iconic part of the show. Fans who watched were shocked that the set was being taken apart so quickly after the show ended.
Josh Duggar apologized after allegations surfaced that he sexually assaulted five minors when he was 14-years-old. The 19 Kids & Counting star was investigated for inappropriately contact with young girls, including his sisters. "Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends," said Josh in a statement. "I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling. I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life." The now 27-year-old, who is married with three kids of his own, also resigned from the Family Research Council, a lobbying organization for conservative Christians.
Maggie Gyllenhaal was recently told she was too old for a movie role—and it wasn't as a high school student. "I'm 37 and I was told recently I was too old to play the lover of a man who was 55," she says. "It was astonishing to me. It made me feel bad, and then it made me feel angry, and then it made me laugh. There are things that are really disappointing about being an actress in Hollywood that surprise me all the time." The 34-year-old actress, however, did play teen characters for at least 19 years.
Reese Witherspoon is set to star in Disney's new live-action Tinker Bell movie.
Raven-Symone is in talks with ABC to join “The View” as a co-host. “The Cosby Show” actress has been filling in on the show as a co-host, and sources say ABC wants to make the job permanent. Show execs think she's really smart but also a little kooky.... she'd be a good fit.
David Letterman was greeted with an extended standing ovation during his final episode as host of the Late Show. During a self-deprecating monologue, Letterman joked that his next gig will be as the "new face of Scientology." And, referring to band leader Paul Schaffer, he quipped, "We are going to continue on in show business. Next month in June, Paul and I will be debuting our new act with white tigers." For the final Top Ten list, stars including Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Bill Murray, Tina Fey and Jim Carrey read "Top 10 Things I've Always Wanted to Say to Dave."
Among the zingers: Chris Rock noting, "I'm just glad your show is being given to another white guy." (Stephen Colbert will take over in September.) Other big moments included a performance by the Foo Fighters and a pre-taped skit featuring Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush.
Jennifer Lawrence posted a pic on Facebook begging Dave not to retire...
After David Letterman’s last show, the Late Late Show with James Corden had Justin Bieber doing some Carpool Karaoke…
Conan O’Brien devoted much of his monologue to outgoing host David Letterman, who signed off from CBS’ “Late Show” for the last time on Wednesday night.
Calling Letterman “the north star” of late night television, Conan told the story of how Letterman saved his career in the 1990s by coming on his program when he was “getting the sh– kicked out of me” in his first year as late night host on NBC.
Bachelorette Kaitlyn talked to Entertainment Tonight about all the attention her admission to hooking up with a guy in the season promo is getting (clip 2), saying she’s a 30-year-old women who feels that intimacy is important in the relationship. So why so early in the process and not wait until the FantasySuite? She said it was how she felt in the moment. So what about Brady who left to pursue Britt? She talked about that on Jimmy Kimmel Tuesday night...
“Grey's Anatomy” saved a lady’s life! The 35-year-old woman noticed lumpiness in her breasts after giving birth to her third child two years ago, and a doctor told her it was caused by breast milk. Six months later the lumps were still there and that’s when she watched the 'Grey's' episode where Dr. Miranda Bailey treats a young mother with breast cancer after her lumps were initially mistaken for breast milk. She called the doctor the next day and they determined she had cancer. The woman had surgery and six months of chemo.... and she is now cancer free. Full story HERE.
The winner of that million dollar check on "Survivor: Worlds Apart" is Mike Holloway. The 38 year-old Texas oil driller was a member of the blue collar tribe, Escameca.
Liam Payne confirmed that Zayn Malik quit One Direction for his fiancee, Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards. Payne was on an English radio show yesterday and, when asked why Malik left the band, he said, "He wanted to go and spend some time with his family and missus." Payne said he missed Malik, but noted, "I mean, you know, he had to do what he had to do, really for himself." He added that being in One Direction is "like any other job really, sometimes you have to move on because you're not enjoying what you're doing as much." Right after Malik quit in March, many fans began to compare Edwards to Yoko Ono, who's been blamed for breaking up The Beatles because of her relationship with John Lennon. But there are no hard feelings anymore, said Payne. He told the radio hosts, "We wish [Zayn] all the best with whatever he goes into and stuff. We'll just have to see what happens."
Remember we told you people were mad at Beyonce because they thought she dumped $20,000 champagne in a hot tub in her “Feeling Myself” video with Nicki Minaj? Well, it was more like $300 champagne. The image going around showing a $20,000 price tag is photoshopped. The photo was taken from Forbes’ 2014 list of the most expensive champagnes. More HERE.
A federal judge issued an arrest warrant for Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis. The warrant was issued after the 42-year-old failed to turn over two luxury vehicles – a Cadillac and a Bentley – as payment to his lawyers, who helped him sell theGirls Gone Wild brand out of bankruptcy last year. Francis previously stated that he couldn't turn over the cars to the lawyers because they were taken by a strip-club owner in Mexico after the owner became angry that various Girls Gone Wild promotions had fallen through in the wake of the bankruptcy.
Bill Murray popped out of a cake on David Letterman last night in his second-to-last night on the air…
Jimmy Fallon talked about being influenced by Letterman on his show last night…
Then Jamie Foxx mastered the Wheel of Impressions…
Jimmy Kimmel got emotional talking about learning from Letterman and getting his own show after producers saw him on Letterman…
Speaking of Kimmel, George Clooney was on Jimmy Kimmel Live talking about the one time Brad Pitt told David Letterman back in the day that he and Angelina would get married when George was legally able to marry in California. So George retaliated by putting a bumper sticker on Brad’s car that said F--k Cops.
Last night, we found out that Kaitlyn will be the Bachelorette for the rest of the season when Britt was sent home in tears after the men voted. But the dramatic was kicked up a notch when they showed upcoming scenes from this season where Kaitlyn admits to the guys and she slept with one of the guys.
A new “Dancing with the Stars” winner was announced…Rumer Willis and her dance partner Val Chmerkovskiy got the mirror ball trophy while Riker Lynch and Allison Holker nabbed second place and Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess took third. Then Tom Bergeron announced that Alfonso Ribeiro would take his gig as host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos”.
"The Voice" Season 8 Winner Is... Sawyer Fredericks, from Team Pharrell. But one of the most entertaining parts of the night was when Christina impersonated Sia, Lady Gaga, Cher, Miley and Britney during coach auditions.
We knew this was coming… Kanye West blasted the Billboard Music Awards after Sunday's heavily censored performance. While they were explicit lyrics, West's camp is upset over how the performance was broadcast. In a statement, a rep says, "Kanye West was grossly over-censored at the Billboard Music Awards. Non-profane lyrics such as 'with my leather black jeans on' were muted for over 30 second intervals. As a result, his voice and performance were seriously misrepresented." "It is ridiculous that in 2015, unwarranted censorship is something that artists still have to fight against," continues the statement. "Although West was clearly set up to face elements beyond his control during the live broadcast, he would like to apologize to the television audience who were unable to enjoy the performance the way he envisioned." West was also hardly visible due to lighting design and smoke effects. His camp says the production team messed up that, too.
Beyonce caused outrage on Tuesday for pouring a $20,000 bottle of Ace of Spades champagne into a hot tub in the "Feeling Myself" video. Beyonce and Nicki Minaj released the video on Monday, but now fans are upset that the singer wasted the expensive bottle, noting that what she allegedly spent for it could have been used to help a lot of people in need. "Even just $1000 could have completely changed someone's life you know? Like a chance at college or maybe finally being able to eat lunch," wrote one Twitter user. Some fans stood up for Beyoncé, pointing out she has done a lot for the less fortunate. One person tweeted, "well, the other day she visited Haiti because she wanted to learn more about humanitarian activities." Sell all the hub bub HERE.
Why is it so hard for publications to respect that I would like the identity of my child kept private for safety reasons? Pls honor that.— ashton kutcher (@aplusk) May 19, 2015
Ashton Kutcher ripped media outlets for publishing photos of his 7-month-old daughter, Wyatt. Paparazzi snapped photos of Ashton out about in Santa Barbara, Calif. on Monday carrying his baby girl. The actor actor took to Twitter to slam the photos going public. He tweeted: "Why is it so hard for publications to respect that I would like the identity of my child kept private for safety reasons? Pls honor that."