Flo Rida, Macy's, and Emmitt Smith are the latest to distance themselves from Donald Trump following his remarks about Mexican immigrants. Flo Rida had been the highest-profile performer scheduled for the Miss USA pageant, along with country star Craig Wayne Boyd and pop singer Natalie La Rose, who also dropped out. There were no more announced performers. Smith, the former Dallas Cowboys running back who was a judge for Miss USA, cited Trump's statement and NBC's decision in backing out. HGTV Property Brothers star Jonathan Scott was also one of the pageant's judges but backed out, too, saying on Facebook that he could not support Trump's views. Macy's, which has carried a Donald Trump menswear line since 2004, said in a statement that they are "disappointed and distressed" by Trump's remarks and will end its relationship with him.
TV Land has pulled reruns of the 1980s TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard” due to the growing controversy over the Confederate flag. Reruns had been airing twice a day. The network declined to comment on why the episodes were removed, but the southern-set show has come under fire recently for featuring the Confederate flag, which is painted on the hood of the Duke Boys’ signature 1969 orange Dodge Charger. Warner Bros., which owns “The Dukes of Hazzard,” halted production on toy replicas of the “General Lee” car last week. An online petition with nearly 400 signatures is asking Viacom and Warner Bros. to “Stop Banning Dukes of Hazzard.” The show originally aired on CBS from 1979 to 1985.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are splitting up after 10 years of marriage — but will both reportedly continue to reside at their Pacific Palisades, California home. "This should not be an ugly divorce," said an inside source. "They plan on co-parenting and doing absolutely everything in the best interest of the kids." Affleck and Garner will stay put at their residence, which they purchased in 2009 for $17.5 million, with reports claiming Affleck will remain on the property, but not share the same home. He is said to be in the process of building his own digs on the sprawling estate. The divorce filing also won't be immediate, with the pair using a mediator to hammer out arrangements.
There’s an Instagram video of Coldplay’s Chris Martin singing “Viva la Vida” at a bar in New Delhi. The person who posted the Instagram video wrote: “Ohhhh, that’s just Chris Martin from Coldplay, playing a little acoustic set at a bar in Delhi, for fun, because why not? Yes my life is a surreal, ridiculous thing.” Nobody had any idea Chris Martin was even in India, let alone doing secret surprise performance at random bars. More HERE.
Speaking of Chris, looks like he and Jennifer Lawrence have broken up again. And rumor has it, she’s reconnecting with her ex, Nicholas Hoult. More HERE.
BTW...The new video for Rihanna’s "BBHMM" dropped at midnight on Thursday. A box and bloodied legs? A blonde-bombshell? A kidnapping? A fluffy dog? All yes.
So much YAASSSSSSS! Channing Tatum tells BANG Showbiz that he is open to doing "Magic Mike 3"."Look, if someone has an idea then email me, cause I don't. If anyone on the internet likes any ideas, just go for it and write it because I don't know if I can write it because I'm pretty dry now on all my actual real life experiences. Look with the first movie, I had no idea it was going to get the kind of reception that it did, we were just insanely happy that we got to do it all again." Btw…you should probably see Channing busting 7 dance moves in 30 seconds.
Mariah Carey is giving a peek inside her lavish world by sharing 25 surprising facts about herself, including the fact she smoked a lot from age 12 to 18 and now hates cigarette smoke. She also does all of her own stunts in videos. The Jet Ski scenes, the fight scenes, all of them! She swims in evening gowns and heels and she failed remedial math. More HERE.
This is kind of weird… Lionsgate and toy company, Hasbro, have announced that the Monopoly board game, is going to be a movie. The story will center on a boy from Baltic Avenue who uses both Chance and Community in a quest to make his fortune, taking him on a fun, adventure-filled journey. Along the way he will have to make his own luck, while hoping to avoid going directly to jail. The Monopoly brand is one of the world’s favorite family gaming brands, and has been played by more than one billion people in 114 countries around the world.
You knew this was coming after “Saved by the Bell” and “90210”…now Lifetime is developing an unauthorized TV movie about "Melrose Place.” It’ll cover all of the behind-the-scenes drama from early casting snags to Heather Locklear’s arrival to the series. Lifetime’s Unauthorized "Full House Story" is also in the work.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are divorcing. The announcement comes one day after their 10th anniversary. In a statement released Tuesday, the couple says, "After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce. We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time. This will be our only comment on this private, family matter. Thank you for understanding." Despite the announcement, the movie stars will not immediately file their divorce petitions. Affleck and Garner are first working privately with a mediator to negotiate settlement terms. It is expected, however, that they will share custody of their kids. Affleck and Garner wed on June 29, 2005. They have three kids together: 9-year-old Violet, 6-year-old Seraphina, and 3-year-old Samuel.
Speaking of Ben, he plays Batman in the new movie "Suicide Squad"…and it is apparently so dark and so real, that director David Ayer has a therapist on-set to make sure the actors don't lose their minds. Actor Adam Beach said, "David Ayer is about realism, so if your character is tormented, he wants you to torment yourself. He wants the real thing."
To make sure things don't get out of hand, Ayers reportedly has a therapist on set to make sure actors don’t fall off the wagon of reality and become truly evil. "Suicide Squad" aslo stars Jared Leto as The Joker, and also features Margot Robbie and Will Smith. It hits theaters in August 2016.
Donald Trump filed a $500 million lawsuit on Tuesday against Univision over the network's decision to end its contract to broadcast the Miss USA pageant. Univision pulled out because of insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants made by Trump when he announced he was running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. The lawsuit accuses Univision of a "thinly veiled attempt" to stifle Trump's freedom of speech in order to boost Hilary Clinton. In a statement announcing the lawsuit, Trump refused to back down from his comments. "Nothing that I stated was different from what I have been saying for many years," he said. "There is a high level of crime occurring in this country due to unchecked illegal immigration." Nevertheless, he added that he has "great respect for Mexico and love for the Mexican people and their tremendous spirit." Univision called Trump's complaint "both factually false and legally ridiculous."
Bobbi Kristina Brown‘s condition is getting worse. A source says she is barely clinging to life. The insider said, “She barely has any signs of life, hardly any vitals. Security has been beefed up and even local law enforcement have been called because the families have been told that death is now imminent and they want to make sure that photographers don’t get pictures of her body being removed.” Last week Whitney Houston's daughter was removed from the hospital and moved to hospice care. The insider said, prior to being taken home, Bobbi Kristina was flown to Chicago on a medical plane with the help of Tyler Perry to see specialists that both Oprah Winfrey and Perry suggested. “They too confirmed what Atlanta doctors had been saying that there was no hope. That’s when she was taken off all meds and any artificial means of support.” More HERE.
Paris Hilton experienced the "scariest moment" of her life on an Egyptian prank show and now she's talking lawsuit. The heiress fell victim to a plane crash prank on "Ramez in Control" that had her screaming, crying and pleading for her life as the plane went into a nose-dive, with everyone else in on the "joke." Even after the jig was up and the host, Egyptian actor Ramez Galal, tried to laugh it off, Hilton was visibly shaken and tearfully confessed: "That's been my biggest fear my whole life, dying in a plane." The incident - which she said was far worse than the video showed - has left the former reality star "totally freaked out" over flying anywhere. Hilton insisted she was not in on the gag and didn't think anyone from her team was, either. She reportedly contacted her lawyers to find out who was responsible and they reportedly confirmed that Hilton has a solid case for emotional distress.
Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis are in talks for ensemble comedy “Mother’s Day” with Garry Marshall directing. The script centers on several intersecting stories on a single day — in the style of Marshall’s “Valentine’s Day” and “New Year’s Eve.”
Producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey are teaming with NASCAR to develop a scripted series set against the backdrop of the auto racing franchise. The plan is to craft a drama series that draws on stories of the drivers and teams in the nation’s most popular motor sports brand. NASCAR is known for the by-the-bootstraps stories of many of its star drivers. More HERE.
Selena Gomez called into a radio talk show from New Zealand (The Edge Afternoons), and she played a game of "true or false" with tabloid stories. The last question included the comments Diplo made about her dating Zedd for PR. Selena spoke with Diplo and he told her that he was just joking when he said that. She said, and I quote, “First off, It's very interesting that Diplo would think he knew about my personal life, but he doesn’t. I adore Anton [Zedd] a lot and I definitely had a thing with him, which was nice.” Selena also said that she calls him Anton because she's not here for the whole having two names thing and she finds it frustrating. And she also calls Calvin Harris “Adam,” which is his real name.
Calvin Harris made a quick stop in Dublin to support Taylor Swift who performed there Monday night. A Swiftie snapped a grainy shot of what appears to be Harris near the sound desk. Then, during Swift's performance of "I Know Places" she appears to gesture at her beau from the stage. A video backs it up. How cute.
Eminem's new video for Phenomenal will be released exclusively on Apple music this Friday and it looks like Em is gonna kick some butt and take names as an action hero.
While performing at the Let's Rock London festival in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Rick Astley surprised fans with an impressive cover of "Uptown Funk"!
This happened Monday night on Jeopardy...
On Monday, the network announced it is severing ties with Donald Trump. From the announcement: "At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values. Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump." The Miss USA pageant will not air on NBC on July 12th as previously scheduled. That pageant, along with Miss Universe, had been jointly owned by NBC and Trump. The billionaire has already said he will no longer appear on The Apprentice, and Celebrity Apprenticewill continue without him. The news followed the creation of a petition that was asking for this very thing, and had garnered more than 215,000 signatures as of NBCUniversal's announcement. Trump, of course, claimed that parting ways with the network was his idea and added them to the list of companies he plans to sue.
Avril Lavigne appeared on Good Morning America yesterday and opened up about her battle with Lyme disease. The 30-year-old broke down in tears as she revealed she was bedridden by the disease last October and frustrated as she saw specialist after specialist, each unable to properly diagnose her Lyme disease. "They would pull up their computer and be like, 'Chronic fatigue syndrome.' Or, 'Why don't you try to get out of bed, Avril, and just go play the piano?' It's like, 'Are you depressed?'" she explained, adding, "This is what they do to a lot of people who have Lyme disease. They don't have an answer for them so they tell them, like, 'You're crazy.'" Lavigne said she's now about halfway through her treatment and is doing "a lot better," and believes that she will make a full recovery. Click the link for the video.
Katy Perry earned the No. 3 spot on Forbes' Highest Paid Celebrity list, coming in just behind boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. She earned $135 million from touring in the past 12 months -- more than Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna combined. Katy said: “I am proud of my position as a boss, as a person that runs my own company. I’m an entrepreneur… I don’t want to shy away from it. I actually want to kind of grab it by its balls.” Her Prismatic World Tour consisted of 124 shows, 75 of them taking place abroad. Her 2012 documentary Part of Me grossed $33 million on a $6 million budget. She is the face of brands such as CoverGirl, Popchips and Adidas. Other musicians in the Forbes top 10 are One Direction (No. 4), Garth Brooks (No. 6) and Taylor Swift (No. 8).
Speaking of Taylor…a man charged with trespassing at Taylor Swift's Rhode Island mansion wants the singer to testify on his behalf. The man was arrested on April 14 and charged with willful trespassing at Taylor’s beachfront mansion. The trespasser says he wants Taylor to be served with a subpoena to appear in court. Police say surveillance video shows the trespasser approaching the gate at Taylor’s property to deliver a letter and poem. He was manipulating the gate when he was arrested. The trespasser says he wants to see the video, which was not available last week. More HERE.
Iggy’s song with Britney Spears, "Pretty Girls", bombed hard and Iggy says it's because Britney didn't get off her ass and promote it. Here's how she put it: "Its difficult to send a song up the charts without additional promo and tv performances etc. unfortunately im just featured. My comment is factual, it applies to any song. I dont have to suck the womans a**hole 24/7 to be her friend, do I? Bye girls." Britney responded to Iggy’s shade with a dig of her own, aimed at Azalea’s canceled tour: @britneyspears Can’t wait to get back to Vegas. So thankful I have shows for the rest of the year to look forward to... #YouWantAPieceOfMe
It’s been a rough few weeks for Enrique Iglesias. First he slices his hand with a camera drone, and now he’s reportedly due in court on July 10 for obstruction charges and driving with a suspended license. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Enrique was driving in Florida on a closed express lane when he was pulled over by a trooper. As they were getting pulled over, Iglesias and his passenger switched seats in the Cadillac Escalade.
The two were released after agreeing to appear in court and both allegedly pled not guilty to the charges.
First trailer for documentary I Am Chris Farley, about the late comedian, is released.
Speaking of SNL...there was a sketch Chris Pratt was going to do on SNL that got cut for time where he impersonates Jason Stathem!
Speaking of Chris Pratt...you should also see this viral video a guy took of his wife crying over Jurassic World!
Puff Daddy is returning to his former rap days for the release of his song "Finna Get Loose," featuring Pharrell Williams. No word if "Finna Get Loose" will be featured on his upcoming album, Money Making Mitch, which was originally supposed to drop Monday. He premiered the single live at the2015 BET Awards on Sunday. Pharrell joined Puff onstage for "Finna Get Loose," after putting on a phenomenal Bad Boy reunion performance. WARNING: THIS IS NOT THE RADIO EDIT!
Justin Bieber & Haley Baldwin hang out together at Australian megachurch event prompting more rumors that they are more than friends. She’s the daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin.
NeNe Leakes leaving Bravo's Real Housewives of Atlanta after nearly eight years.
Shia LaBeouf is accused of plagiarizing part of his viral 'freestyle' video in the woods
Facebook is probably tracking all of those rainbow profile pictures for a new study.
For the first time ever, Facebook released a tool that encouraged people express solidarity with a rainbow profile picture. Naturally, Facebook is also keeping track of who’s using it. [Update: Facebook didn’t deny it.]
Jurassic World once again clawed its way to the top of the box office, beating Inside Out, which came in a close second place. Jurassic World, which broke multiple box office records, took in a total of $54.2 million in its third weekend out. That was enough to edge out Inside Out, which still had a very impressive second week, with ticket sales totaling $52.1 million. Jurassic World can update its long list of box office accomplishments with yet another achievement: It's only the fifth film ever to make more than $500 million in North America, and it hit that number faster than any movie in history. Nabbing a disappointing third place with $32.9 million was the sequel Ted 2. That's well below the first film's $54.4 million debut in 2012 when it scored first place.
The BET Awards were over the weekend, and Diddy and Ma$e took the stage for a Bad Boy Records reunion! Diddy fell in a hole on stage.
Kanye got Kanye’d Saturday night at the Glastonbury Festival. Thousands of people were unhappy that he was the headlining act of the 5-day British music festival, and at least 15,000 signed a petition to cancel him. British comedian Lee Nelson took matters into his own hands. Wearing a shirt that said "Lee-Zus," a parody of West's nickname and self-titled album "Yeezus," Nelson bounced across stage with a working microphone in hand. He made it a few seconds before a guard pulled him offstage. West tried to continue but then restarted his song "Black Skinhead" and going on to perform a 30-song set. Nelson claimed credit for the stunt on Twitter, boasting that he "Kanye'd Kanye." BTW…one of the songs he did was a cover of “Bohemian Rhapsody”. CLICK HERE FOR HIS ENTIRE PERFORMANCE.
BTW…Kendall Jenner set the record for the "most likes" of a single photo on Instagram, knocking her sister and Kanye’s wedding pic out of the top spot. The photo features Jenner lying on the ground in a white gown with her hair spread out around her head making heart shapes. The picture was taken five weeks ago and has 2.48 million likes.
Contact Music, citing Life & Style Weekly, claims Mariah Carey may join America's Got Talent. A source tells the sites: ''They want to tap Mariah to fill in just in case Mel B [Melanie Brown] needs some time off. Mariah has made it clear that she'd go for it if the scheduling worked out. He (Nick) shocked everyone when he said it was a great idea. Having Mariah on the show would make it must-see TV.'
Big news…Tom Cruise might be suiting up to play Maverick in a Top Gun sequel!!! It is officially in the works and the screenwriter says “there’s no Top Gun without Maverick”!
Tweeting with one hand. pic.twitter.com/1Yyp8Nl5eR— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) June 26, 2015
Jimmy Fallon took to Twitter one-handed on Friday night to explain how he ended up in the hospital needing emergency surgery. It was reported earlier in the day that Fallon suffered a hand injury that was bad enough to get him hospitalized. And not only that, his rep later confirmed he had to undergo a "minor" operation and they had to cancel Friday's taping of "The Tonight Show." While the details of the injury weren't initially revealed, Fallon used his one good hand to send some tweets about what happened. "Tripped and caught my fall (good thing)! Ring caught on side of table almost ripped my finger off (bad thing)," he wrote. Fallon amusingly went on to note, "#drugged #blessed." He further said, "I'm doing well and thanks for good wishes everyone." He also shared a picture of his bandaged hand. Luckily, the show was already scheduled for two-week summer break starting today.
Paris Hilton was the victim of an evil prank performed by an Egyptian TV show.
This Egyptian actor has a TV series, “Ramez in Control,” and he used it convince Paris she's about to die in a plane crash. The episode begins with 34-year-old Paris making a promotional appearance in Dubai at a new hotel. She poses on the red carpet, and is convinced to take a plane tour of the city. Shortly after take off, the small plane's engine splutters and on-board alarms start sounding. Paris asks, 'What's happening? Is this normal?' The pilot flies as if the plane’s in trouble and plummeting towards the ground, causing everyone on board to scream, including Paris. Some were given parachutes and jumped out the back!! After the plane safely lands, the actor laughs and tells her it was all a prank, and she yells, 'I'm going to kill you.' Paris then reveals her biggest fear her whole life has been dying in a plane crash. More HERE.
Shia Labeouf went swimming yesterday and started rapping. WARNING: NSFW
Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris had another cute couple moment over the weekend when they took a boat ride on the river Thames with Joe Jonas, rumored girlfriend Gigi Hadid and Karlie Kloss! More HERE.
Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris' new romance has earned them the number one spot on Forbes' list of highest-paid celebrity couples, knocking reigning champs Beyonce and Jay Z down to number two. If we were to combine what they made, it equaled $146 million last year thanks to their careers and endorsements. Swift is arguably the biggest pop star in the world, and has deals with Keds, Sony, and Diet Coke. Harris, currently doing a Las Vegas residency at Caesar's Palace, is also the spokesman for Sol Republic and Giorgio Armani. BTW…she will allow her album 1989 to stream on Apple’s music streaming service after settling their little spat.
Speaking of Taylor, she’s involved in a showdown for the Super Bowl Halftime show next year . The NFL wants either Taylor or Britney Spears, but who will be chosen is totally up to them. The NFL is apparently in talks with talks with Taylor. Sources say they also reached out to Britney, during it’s 50th championship game. The source said, “Absolutely nothing has been finalized or decided for the halftime show yet. Taylor has been asked and the NFL is awaiting an answer from her. The rumblings on Britney Spears’ involvement are still true and many other ideas and offers have been floated around. They are looking to finalize whomever will be performing by October.”
The ex-homeless man in Ohio with the golden voice is running for president as an independent. Ted Williams became an Internet sensation in 2011 after he appeared in a video by a newspaper panhandling on a highway ramp with a sign advertising his golden voice. The video's millions of views led to national television appearances and earned Williams numerous voice-over jobs. Williams announced he’s running for president and plans to focus on fair housing, veterans' issues, jobs and improving schools.
If and when Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown dies, her case would become a full-blown murder investigation. The Fulton County D.A. confirms the office is reviewing the case. Her boyfriend, Nick Gordon, is being regarded as a person of interest. The family's decision to take Bobbi Kristina off life support signals that Whitney and Bobby Brown's daughter is about to pass.
Six years after his death, Michael Jackson made an “appearance” in the skies over Central Virginia. The combination of clouds and light created an image that appeared to look like the King of Pop. The image was captured over Goochland County, Virginia during a June 23 lightning storm. Jackson died on June 25, 2009. Photographer John Plashal said a storm chaser app compelled him to set up his camera outside a restaurant where took several photos of the lightning storm. “The image that you see of Michael Jackson just happens to be there”. He insisted he added nothing to the photo. “It’s pretty wild.” See the pic HERE.
Will Ferrell has another Funny Or Die video you should see, where he gives a wedding toast…
So…did Kim and Kanye pay for gender selection to make sure they were having a boy? She was asked point blank whether that rumor was true or false… Kim says it’s false. She says it came from a tabloid and says she’s "grateful just to be pregnant, and we would be happy with a boy or a girl."
If you believe Star magazine, Jennifer Aniston has called off her engagement to Justin Theroux. Sources say Theroux got close to a worker on the set of his HBO show, “The Leftovers.’ She thought he was cheating on her with the woman but he denied it. She then confronted the woman when she ran into her on the street. The sources say this led to a huge fight between Aniston and Theroux and she called off the engagement.
Hi everyone! We just came off stage in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.... We should come back here every anniversary!!! - KU https://t.co/tBqsiTbGgR— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) June 26, 2015
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman celebrated their wedding anniversary in Mt. Pleasant, MI where he played a show, and tweeted about how touched he was to see the Happy Anniversary signs in the audience!
Screech is going to jail. Dustin Diamond, aka “Screech” was sentenced to 4 month in jail and 15 months probation for stabbing a man last December in a bar fight on Christmas night. Diamond also cannot return to the scene of the crime or contact the victim, and he’s been ordered to pay the victim $1,105 in restitution. He will serve his 120 days in two 60 day stints.
Miley Cyrus has been crowned PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity of 2015. The singer was awarded the title after committing to a vegan lifestyle and sharing details of her dairy-free and meat-free diet with fans through social media.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologized in federal court to the victims and families of the April 2013 Boston marathon bombing, in which he killed three people and injured more than 200 others. "I would like to apologize to the victims and survivors. I did do it. I am sorry for the lives I have taken, for the suffering I have caused, and for the terrible damage I have done," read Tsarnaev from what appeared to be a written statement. "I am Muslim. My religion is Islam. I pray to Allah to bestow his mercy on those affected in the bombing and their families. I pray for your healing." Tsarnaev further addressed the silent Boston courtroom, saying, "I ask Allah to have mercy on me, my brother and my family." Tsarnaev's apology was the first time he had spoken out in federal court. The convicted bomber, who was condemned by a jury in May, received a death sentence.
Bobbi Kristina Brown's boyfriend, Nick Gordon, was named in a $10M civil lawsuit for allegedly causing life-threatening injuries and stealing money from her bank accounts while she was in a coma. Gordon was hit with the suit the same day as Brown was moved to a hospice care facility after nearly five months in a coma. The court-appointed conservator for Brown filed the suit in Atlanta, claiming among other things that Gordon manipulated and isolated Brown, and alleged specific acts of domestic violence. "[Gordon] also began to commit domestic violence on Brown, including punching her in the face, knocking out a front tooth and dragging her upstairs by her hair," said the court documents. Brown has reportedly been taken off all her medications and moved to a hospice center. Her aunt, Pat Houston, said in a statement that her niece's "condition has continued to deteriorate... She's in God's hands now." More HERE.
Former UCLA football coach Rick Neuheisel says the only reason that Justin Combs got onto the football team is Diddy is his father. He added that Justin is 5’9 and is too small to play competitively, but thought he could contribute. In the meantime, sources familiar with the situation of Justin Combs’ playing at UCLA, says strength coach Sal Alosi bullied him for 3 years before the blowup that led to Diddy’s arrest. The source says things had gotten so bad, Justin was recently tossed out of practice with the UCLA football team and told to “go home till the end of the summer.” The insider said that Justin “has taken it — and done what’s expected of him,” but when Diddy found his son at home he headed to UCLA with Justin. The source says Diddy went with no entourage or security to talk to the coach and figure out the problem, but the coach refused to talk, threatening to call campus security if Diddy didn’t leave his office. In the meantime, some of his teammates are sticking up for Justin saying they want him back because he’s a great guy, works hard and is fun to be around.
A "Finding Your Roots" episode that left out references to Ben Affleck's ancestor as a slave owner violated PBS standards. PBS launched an investigation after it was revealed that Ben requested the show not reveal his great-great-great grandfather was a slave holder in the episode last year. They found that the show’s co-producers violated PBS standards by allowing improper influence on the show's editorial process, and failed to inform PBS.
Chris Rock was on the set of FOX's "Empire” yesterday to film the first episode of season 2, playing a man from Lucious Lyon’s past who is also a prisoner in the same jail. “Empire” returns to Fox on September 25th. Other guest stars for Season 2 include Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz. Pics from the set and video HERE.
Howard Stern won’t be returning to “America’s Got Talent” next season to do another TV gig. He also said Simon Cowell may be interested in replacing him on the NBC talent show.
This is kind of interesting...more than half of the restaurants that have been “saved” by Gordon Ramsay on "Kitchen Nightmares" are now closed. The premise of the show is that Gordon comes into the business and finds a bunch of problems, the owner fights back but then takes his advice and succeeds. Well…turns out that’s only short-term success. According to "Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares Blog", which tracks the success and failure of restaurants after they appear on the show, 61 percent of all the restaurants that have ever been "saved" by Gordon Ramsay are now closed. The failure rate is highest for restaurants that were featured on the show longest ago; all but two of the restaurants on the first two seasons of "Kitchen Nightmares" are now closed.
Funny or Die found four brave souls, all over the age of 70, to check out Bonnaroo this year. They had the time of their lives and even got to meet some of the performers and go onstage!
Jennifer Lawrence got a little goofy with friends in NYC! Click HERE for the pics!
Kim Kardashian, who is in France for the Cannes Lions Festival, tweeted early Wednesday that she barely got any rest the night before because one of the guests where she's staying allegedly got a little too drunk, and apparently kept trying to force her way into Kardashian's room. "Thanks to the drunk naked woman banging on my door I have been up since 4 am! I'm so sleepy now but have to work! It's gonna be a long day," tweeted Kardashian, adding in another post that she filmed the naked intruder banging on her door as a reminder "of why I never tolerated drinking 2 much! Slob kabob!
In the meantime, it looks like Kim and Kanye might have paid to have a baby boy. A source said the couple used gender selection, and only implanted male embryos when they did In Vitro Fertilization. According to an expert, the process of gender selection is “really controversial,” especially when parents do it for non-medical reasons.
Like Kim Kardashian, Demi Lovato is getting her own mobile video game later this summer. It’ll be like a "choose your own adventure" story where you join her on tour and backstage and build your own music career.
The action movie, “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” that brought Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie together is becoming a reality TV competition series involving married couples competing against each other. The game show is described as "high-octane" and "high-stakes" with "a twist" on the typical format.
Rihanna might have found the real deal with her soccer boyfriend. She’s been out a lot with Karim Benzema and she says now he’s her "best friend". She has reportedly told friends the relationship feels very different to her past romances because she got to know him well through calls and texts first.