Khloe Kardashian begged OJ Simpson to take a paternity test because she feared he might be her real father, one of his prison guards has revealed. Jeffrey Felix told a documentary about Robert Kardashian that he had overheard a conversation between Khloe and Simpson at Lovelock prison in Nevada, where Simpson is serving a 33-year term for robbery. - Referenced Article
What a way to make an announcement about the end. CBS drama series The Good Wife made it official in a commercial during Sunday night's Super Bowl. This is the drama series' final season. - Referenced Article
Golden Globe winner Idris Elba is becoming one of the go-to actors in Hollywood. He’s played everyone from Nelson Mandela in “Long Walk of Freedom,” drug kingpin Stringer Bell on “The Wire,” and even the villain in the upcoming “Star Trek Beyond.” Elba joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss his latest role as the self-destructive, genius detective John Luther in the critically acclaimed crime drama, "Luther." - Referenced Article
Patience is a virtue Kim Kardashian may or may not have. The expectant mom shared a selfie on Instagram on Friday, baring her baby belly as she reminded baby boy West that’s she’s ready for his arrival—but of course, on his own time. - Referenced Article
There can’t be many more pitiful, humiliating ways to potentially end your life than face down in an infamous Nevada brothel, vomiting uncontrollably from the overdose of herbal Viagra you took to keep up with myriad prostitutes during a 4-day binge.
As I write, Lamar Odom is clinging on. He’s in a coma, distraught family and friends at his bedside. - Referenced Article
Dr. Dre has issued a statement apologizing to "the women I've hurt," the New York Times reported Friday.
The release of the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton has triggered significant coverage—including a harrowing Gawker first-person piece this week by music-industry figure Dee Barnes... - Referenced Article
It looks like a celebrity has popped up in the Ashley Madison data dump.
According to reports on Wednesday, hacked data may have exposed troubled "19 Kids and Counting" star Josh Duggar as one of the people with a paid membership to the dating website for those who want to cheat on their spouses. - Referenced Article
A San Diego man has filed a lawsuit against Conan O’Brien, TBS and others on the comedian’s team for allegedly violating copyright on four jokes.
According to a complaint filed on July 22 in California federal court by Robert Kaseberg, the jokes were posted on a personal blog and on Twitter before making it into O’Brien’s late night show monologue. - Referenced Article
If Taylor Swift and Katy Perry didn’t have “Bad Blood” before, they certainly do now.
Fans of Swift have long-speculated that her most recent No. 1 single—which was just nominated for several MTV Video Music Awards—is about her falling out with Katy Perry, who pretty much confirmed that interpretation when she weighed in on Swift’s recent, widely criticized Twitter exchange with Nicki Minaj. - Referenced Article
Minaj argued how Taylor Swift is privileged as an artist Nicki Minaj tweeted her frustrations on Tuesday over what the annual crop of MTV Video Music Award nominees says about mainstream music: black women are rarely rewarded for their influence on pop culture.
The rapper, who scored three nominations herself, accused MTV of snubbing her hit song “Anaconda” - Referenced Article
Hannibal Buress didn’t wait too long into the premiere of his new Comedy Central show Why?
With Hannibal Buress to make a Bill Cosby joke. During the host’s stand-up monologue at the show’s onset, Buress made a few topical jokes about Caitlyn Jenner, Donald Trump, and Greece. But then he surprisingly segued into a set-up about his mistrust of male housekeeping in hotels.
Another month, another surprise release by one of the biggest names in the music world. Today, Lil Wayne has dropped his latest album, Free Weezy Album (or FWA as it appears to have been shortened to), exclusively on Tidal.
FWA is technically a mixtape, as it isn’t going to be for sale, but rather just a free gift to fans.
The rapper is in the middle of a very nasty battle with his record label, Cash Money Records, which he has been with since the beginning of his career. He claims that the company is withholding not only two full albums, but also tens of millions of dollars in money he is owed. - Referenced Article
Michael Jackson died June 25, 2009, but for many of his fans, it feels like yesterday. From the radio to the Internet, the King of Pop is being remembered today for his legacy of music and superstardom.
A cappella group Pentatonix performed a mashup of 25 MJ songs in an "Evolution of Michael Jackson" video that has gotten more than 3 million views. - Referenced Article
Finding Your Roots, similar to the BBC's Who Do You Think You Are?, researches celebrity family histories.
A review into an episode, which aired in October, concluded Affleck lobbied producers about ditching details about his slave-owning ancestors. PBS said it plans to hire a fact-checker and an independent genealogist. - Referenced Article
t took an Apple executive less than a day to bow to pop music juggernaut Taylor Swift.
Swift penned an open letter to Apple on Sunday shaming the company over its plan to not pay music artists during a trial period for its new streaming music service that launches June 30. - Referenced Article
“Beck needs to respect artistry and he should have given his award to Beyoncé,” West said in an interview with E! after the ceremony. “At this point we tired of it because what happens is when you keep on diminishing art and not respecting the craft and smacking people in the face after they deliver monumental feats in music, you’re disrespectful to inspiration.
“We aren’t playing with them anymore. And by the way, I got my wife, my daughter, and I got my clothing line, so I’m not going to do nothing that would put my daughter at risk, but I am here to fight for creativity. That’s the reason why I didn’t say anything tonight, but you all knew what it meant when ’Ye stepped on that stage.” Referenced Article
Given the agonizing over air pressure that has racked the N.F.L. in recent weeks, it was appropriate that the halftime entertainment at Super Bowl XLIX was Katy Perry, a queen of our deflated pop times.
Ms. Perry is a Technicolor cipher, a singer who takes on the shapes and tones she is given with aplomb and cheer but maybe not wit. - Referenced Article
This year's lineup of Academy Award nominees for acting is the least racially diverse in 17 years.
All the performers nominated across the four acting categories are white — the first time that's happened since 1998, the year "Titanic" scored the top prize. David Oyelowo, the British-born Nigerian actor who played the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in "Selma," was widely expected to be nominated for Best Actor — but he was shut out.
Bradley Cooper ("American Sniper") and Steve Carrel ("Foxcatcher") nabbed nominations in that column, defying predictions from Oscar pundits. - Referenced Article
Traveling with kids is tough, but it's even more difficult when you and your little ones are being swarmed by the paparazzi—just ask Olivier Martinez!
The French actor, wife Hally Berry, son Maceo and step-daughter Nahla were making their way out of LAX Sunday afternoon when a crowd of photographers and a contract airport employee reportedly got too close to the famous family. - Referenced Article
Chris Rock and his wife are divorcing after nearly 20 years together.
“After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways,” Malaak Compton-Rock, a philanthropist and founder of the nonprofit styleWorks, said in a statement Sunday. - Referenced Article
U.S. officials have concluded that the North Korean government ordered the hacking attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment — a breach that led to the studio cancelling the planned release of "The Interview" — and a U.S. official told NBC News that the country "can't let this go unanswered."
The officials told NBC News the hacking attack originated outside North Korea, but they believe the individuals behind it were acting on orders from the North Koreans. Referenced Article
Kevin Hart is speaking out in response to leaked Sony emails in which one exec called him a “whore.” “Knowing your self worth is extremely important, people,” the movie star wrote Thursday on Instagram.
“I worked very hard to get where I am today. I look at myself as a brand and because of that I will never allow myself to be taking advantage of. - Referenced Article
Hackers calling themselves Guardians of the Peace (GOP) have leaked a large number of confidential files from entertainment giant Sony, in a cyber attack that began on November 24.
While the identity of the hackers remains unclear, the information in question has been circulated far and wide: the latest leak contained the secret names used by stars hoping to remain incognito. - Referenced Article
A Riverside County woman filed a lawsuit Tuesday against beleaguered comedian Bill Cosby, alleging he sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, when she was 15 years old. In the lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Judy Huth said she and a 16-year-old friend met the comedian that year at a San Marino park.
The alleged assault occurred later, after Huth said Cosby gave her alcohol to drink and led her to the mansion. - Referenced Article
Chris Rock is the first to admit that it’s been “a weird year for comedy.” Between the deaths of comedy legends Joan Rivers and Robin Williams, and now with the rape allegations surrounding his idol Bill Cosby, Chris admits in an interview with New York Magazine on Dec. 1 that he feels like a big part of Bill has been lost too.
Chris, 49, is pretty speechless about Bill’s rape allegations scandal, even though the 77-year-old comedian has denied any truth to them. Referenced Article
As the heat turns up on comedian Bill Cosby–with more accusations of predatory behavior surfacing–it’s fascinating to watch the woman most inextricably linked with Cosby in the public mind speak about him. - Referenced Article
Former CNN host Piers Morgan offered his opinion on the use of the N-word, and John Legend was not here for it.
In a column for Daily Mail titled, “If black Americans want the N-word to die, they will have to kill it themselves,” Morgan called for the expunging of the term by Black people as the solution to other race’s use of the word. - Referenced Article
ya'll better thank @piersmorgan for providing that simple, straightforward solution to racism. So brilliant. why didn't we think of this???
It's the most widespread celebrity photo hacking scandal to date - and now its time to pay.
A large group of the women whose personal email accounts have been compromised - with the stolen intimate shots of stars including Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian subsequently disseminated online - are now threatening to sue Google for $100 million, according to a new report. - Full Article
Wal-Mart defended itself Monday against a lawsuit by former ‘SNL’ funnyman Tracy Morgan by filing papers that threw blame for his injuries back on him.
The comic created his own suffering by failing to wear a seat belt June 7, when the deadly crash occurred, Wal-Mart claimed. Morgan, 45, had sued the retail giant in July in U.S. District Court in New Jersey. - Full Article
I'm sure many men have dreamed of an island completely populated by exotic women.
Of course, fantasy is fantasy, but what if it were reality? In a certain regard, it is — in Noiva do Cordeiro, Brazil. It's a scenic rural town in the hills outside of Belo Horizante with one big quirk, or perk, depending on whom you talk to. - Full Article
You’ll be excused if you haven’t been following the rumor mill over in the NBC news department.
The job of David Gregory — who hosts Meet the Press, the longest running television show in history (it dates back to 1947) — has been in danger for months.
The question of David Gregory being fired wasn’t a matter of if, but when, and it’s been kind of a slow, excruciating trainwreck for the last few weeks as that has become apparent to the entire world. - Full Article
If your "Orange is the New Black" binge marathon has been interrupted by buffering and you wondered who to blame, the Federal Communications Commission is now trying to answer your question.
In a statement Friday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said he has asked his staff to obtain information about the secret deals that Web companies like Netflix make with Internet service providers... - Full Article
Whoopi Goldberg is defending her view on Jay Z and Solange Knowles's infamous elevator fight.
"The View" co-host came under fire Tuesday after telling the show's audience that the rapper, who did keep his hands to himself, could have hit his sister-in-law back since she took the first swing. - Full Article
Pop icon David Cassidy, in rehab after his latest DUI arrest, says if he ever takes another drink, it could be fatal.
In an interview with Piers Morgan, Cassidy admitted that his latest drunken driving arrest was a wake-up call. "If I take another drink, I'm going to die, physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. - Full Article
Sunday evening isn’t safe anymore. (Major spoiler alert for all of The Good Wife, minor spoiler alerts for The Walking Dead, and True Detective confined to the next paragraph and Downton Abbey spoilers in the second half of the story .)
Last night, as it so often does, the busiest TV night of the week yielded a shocking plot twist–and the death of a major character. - Full Article
Mick Jagger's girlfriend, the fashion designer L'Wren Scott, has been found dead in Manhattan of an apparent suicide, according to law enforcement sources. Scott, a 49-year-old former model, was found inside an apartment in Chelsea Monday. - Full Article
Drake has apparently told Rihanna's family that he wants to marry her. The singer recently convinced the 'Umbrella' hitmaker's that no other woman could keep him interested for life, Stuff.co.nz reported. - Full Article
It's the first installment in what the band describes as an "extensive reissue program" of its nine studio albums that have been remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page.
Moreover, each record will come out as a single-disc remastered album or as a "Deluxe Edition" with a bonus disc of previously unreleased studio and live tracks that the group recorded around the time of the album. - Full Article
Yes a "black" Oscar nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis has the starring role in the remake of Annie which also stars Oscar winner Jamie Fox, now for the outrage that Annie is White you know like Santa Claus and Jesus.
So a beautiful child just has too much color to play this fictional character...WTFuck America? - Full Article
After appearing together for the second time in three days this weekend, Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas are fueling speculation – and the placing of bets – that they will decide to wed, bookmakers say.
On Friday, Cressida joined Harry at his first official function – and they looked cozy together. Sunday, she was pictured gazing up at him as they enjoyed a rugby game between England and Wales. - Full Article
"Lindsay" was touted as a docu-series chronicling Lindsay Lohan's "attempts to build a new life" in New York City following her sixth stint in rehab.
But the premiere, which aired Sunday on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network, could just have easily been an episode of A&E's "Hoarders" or "Intervention," or even Britney Spears' "Chaotic" (the word pops up a lot in "Lindsay"). - Full Article
A graffiti vandal hit the home owned by Spike Lee's father and a neighboring home in Brooklyn Friday -- days after the filmmaker's curse-filled rant against the gentrification enveloping his old neighborhood.
The glass was shattered on the front door of the neighbor's home on Washington Park in the Fort Greene section, and "Do the Right Thing," the title of Lee's controversial 1989 film about racial tension in Brooklyn, was spray-painted on the wall along with the Circle-A, the symbol for anarchy. - Full Article
The two have been pals since 2001, when they both joined "SNL," eventually becoming co-anchors on the Weekend Update segment.
"You are going to do such a wonderful job," the "Parks and Rec" star reassured Meyers, who was admittedly nervous about his first talk-show gig.
Then she quipped: "I have watched you for 13 years pretend to listen to people." Meyers also got a cold-open assist from his predecessor and lead-in, Jimmy Fallon — now ruling the roost at "The Tonight Show." - Full Article
Netflix saw a bumper number of U.S. subscribers tune in to Web-only TV program "House of Cards" as the second series of the drama was made available on Friday, according to broadband technology firm Procera.
Some 16 percent of Netflix users on one particular Internet service supplied by an unspecified U.S. cable operator watched at least one episode of the show, said Procera.
Procera, which cannot share information on individual clients, said last year the... Full Article
An avalanche of well-wishers are joining a Michigan mom in proving to her young son via social media that he has friends, that he is loved and that he should believe in himself.
A boy referred to only as Colin, 10, of Richland, Mich., suffers from Asperger's syndrome and other health problems and told his mother there would be no point in organizing a birthday party for him because all the kids at school make fun of him... Full Article
The adopted daughter of Woody Allen, in an open letter posted Saturday on a New York Times blog, recounted her allegation that she was sexually assaulted by the film director.
Billed as the first time Dylan Farrow has publicly written about her allegation that she was assaulted in 1992 at age 7, the letter was released the same day as the Writers Guild Awards -- where Allen has been nominated for best screenplay for "Blue Jasmine."
Quentin Tarantino was, to put it mildly, not impressed when an early script for his forthcoming Western, “Hateful Eight,” hit the Web last week. It was hard to find, and search engines didn’t pick it up, but it was there nonetheless.
Tarantino, clearly miffed, declared he was pulling the plug on the film due to the leaked screenplay.
One day later, Gawker Media posted an article about the leak, and encouraged readers to send the website a copy of the script. - Full Article
The comedian doesn’t mince words in an upcoming interview with 60 Minutes, telling Steve Kroft that the decision took him completely by surprise.
“I was blindsided,” he says, according to CBS News. And though Leno adds that he never asked his corporate overlords to explain their reasoning, hearing he was being replaced felt like being rejected by his girlfriend: “You know, you have a girl [who] says, ‘I don’t want to see you anymore.’... Full Article
Actor Russell Johnson, best known as the Professor in the 1960s TV sitcom "Gilligan's Island," died Thursday, his agent said. Johnson was 89.
Johnson played the iconic role of Professor Roy Hinkley, whose scientific schemes to get the castaways rescued were always foiled by Gilligan's bumbling.
He died at his home in Washington, where he lived with his wife, Connie. She and their daughter, Kimberly, were at his side, said agent Mike Eisenstadt. Johnson is also survived by a stepson, Court, and a grandson, he said. - More
Think 12 Years a Slave newcomer Lupita Nyong'o is overwhelmed? Try Barkhad Abdi, a former Minnesota-based Somali limousine driver who answered a Captain Phillips casting call and wound up with an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor on Thursday. The nomination has "been crazy, in a good way.
It was just so exciting," says Abdi. "I'm really humbled and honored and really happy about the nomination. I still cannot comprehend it fully." - More
Lean close and gaze at what art historians refer to as the “Mona Lisa of photography"--the eight small copper daguerreotype panels of the “1848 Cincinnati Panorama” by Charles Fontayne and Williams S. Porter, one of the oldest photographs of an urban city.
Look closer, thanks to cutting edge digital technology and the incredible resolution of the daguerreotype method and see what experts describe as the first candid images of free African Americans. - More
Alfre Woodard has been a familiar face on television over the course of her three-decade career. She was up for an Emmy Award on Sunday for her role in the Lifetime remake of Steel Magnolias. She didn't win that one, but she still has on her mantle previous Emmys for programs like The Practice and L.A. Law. Woodard is also a powerful presence on the big screen, as evidenced by her Oscar nomination for the 1983 film Cross Creek and roles in acclaimed features like Primal Fear and Love & Basketball. - More
Beyoncé is an artist capable of whipping the world into an obsessive frenzy with just the slightest twitch of her hand—literally, she turned that very gesture into a global pop phenomenon—in turn bringing music listeners to their knees, bowing to her Tina-Turner-by-way-of-the-Tasmanian-Devil on-stage ferocity and star power.
Lady Gaga is the kind of singing supernova who is shrewdly cognizant of the fact that pop music is, by nature, weird, and its stars themselves should be talked about as much as their songs. - More
Kanye West almost pursued an athletic career to win over Kim Kardashian.
At least that’s what he joked about during an appearance on the “Kris Jenner Show,” Us Weekly reports.
On the episode that was taped Monday, the rap mogul told Kris Jenner he’s been “so in love” with her daughter that he thought about “playing sports” to win over the reality-TV starlet, since she dated a slew of athletes before getting together with him in April 2012. - More
Sharknado has taken a bite out of fans and Twitter users alike this week, as CNN reported this Friday, July 12, that social media sites are currently in the grips of the immensely popular “Sharknado” sci-fi disaster film that aired Thursday night.
The “Sharknado” show was the most recent show on the Syfy channel, and from its interesting title to its premise — of a giant storm that sends vicious sharks on ready-and-willing shark attacks toward helpless victims in California — it’s a flick that’s not hard to miss. - More
It's no secret that Jay-Z is close with President Barack Obama.
The hip hop artist held big fundraisers for the president, and his megastar wife, Beyoncé, performed at Obama's second inauguration.
But Jay-Z said this week their friendship also plays out on the small screen–a very small screen. In an interview with New York radio station Hot97, the rapper confirmed that he and Obama exchange text messages. - More
Brad Pitt's new zombie film premieres this weekend, after suffering major setbacks in production. USA Entertainment Now host Carly Mallenbaum talks about what really happened behind the scenes of 'World War Z.'
Paula Deen, the self-proclaimed queen of Southern cooking and a sugary mainstay of the Food Network, was dropped by the network on Friday, after a bewildering day in which she failed to show up for an interview on the “Today” show and then in two online videos begged her family and audience to forgive her for using racist language. - More
Has Kanye West been unfaithful to girlfriend Kim Kardashian?
In a shocking report by Star magazine, model Leyla Ghobadi claims she slept with West while he was dating Kardashian — even after she became pregnant.
The 24-year-old curvaceous brunette dished details of their rendevous' to this week's issue of the mag, however a rep for the 36-year-old rapper has since denied these allegations to TMZ in a statement on his behalf.- More
From the co-host of NBC’s once unbeatable “Today Show” to an esteemed CBS Evening News anchor, Katie Couric was once America’s most trusted sweetheart for delivering the news.
But could her freshman daytime ABC talk show, simply titled “Katie,” be her demise? “While all television is going through a difficult time and programming is having a hard time finding its niche, Katie’s new talk show does not live up its expectations,” a source closely connected to the ABC show told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. - More
It's a family affair as Will Smith and his son, Jaden Smith, venture on a dangerous mission back to humanity's home planet in "After Earth"...could the father/son duo bring emotion to the sci-fi adventure? Would M. Night Shyamalan get his career back on the right track?? Enjoy!
Music mogul and rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs will not be appearing in British period TV drama Downtown Abbey, U.S. broadcaster PBS said on Wednesday, despite tweets saying he would be joining the hit show’s upcoming season.
Diddy set social media abuzz on Wednesday after posts on his verified Twitter account said, “MY BIG NEWS: So happy to announce that Im a series regular on DOWNTON ABBEY-my favorite show+i’ll be debuting a sneak peek tonight 12am PST!.” - More
“Today” anchor Savannah Guthrie broke the news that she’s engaged to political consultant Mike Feldman on the set of the “Today” show this morning.
“Big news from Savannah!” her co-anchor Matt Lauer tweeted, along with a photograph of Guthrie, 41, flashing her ring. “Congrats to her and fiancé Mike Feldman,” her colleague Al Roker chimed in via Instagram. - More
"Downton Abbey's" bringing on a roster of new cast members for its fourth season.
The addictive British series has tapped Gary Carr (TV's "Death in Paradise" and "Bluestone 42") to portray a "charming and charismatic" jazz singer named Jack Ross - "Downton's" first recurring black character. - More
This could be the last story you read about Lindsay Lohan for the next three months if all goes well during her 90-day stay at the Betty Ford Clinic.
Just days before checking into court-ordered rehab last week, the actress spoke extensively to Piers Morgan in an article for London's Daily Mail newspaper, which published it in this Sunday's edition. - More
Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep are in talks with Disney's for the revival adaptation of Into the Woods, about a baker and his wife who goes into the woods to find a witch who cursed and left them without the ability to have children.
Streep and Depp have musical experience in their work with Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Streeps lead role in ABBA musical Mamma Mia!
Australia’s hugely popular mid-year Splendour in the Grass festival today revealed a line-up with something for every indie music fan – a bill that includes Mumford & Sons, Empire of the Sun, Frank Ocean, the National, Of Monsters and Men, TV on the Radio and James Blake. - More
As NCIS heads towards its season 10 finale, we're counting down by celebrating some of the best episodes with our favorite characters, like Abby and McGee. But now it's time to take a look at some of our least favorite stories and why they didn't work for the show. - More
Swedish police say they have found drugs on board a tour bus used by Justin Bieber.
Police spokesman Lars Bystrom says a small amount of drugs and a stun gun were found when officers raided the empty bus parked under the Globen concert venue in Stockholm, where Bieber was performing Wednesday. - More
Harvey Weinstein and wife Georgina Chapman have a new silver lining:
The power couple has added its first baby boy to their playbook.
Chapman, 37, a co-founder of fashion house Marchesa and a "Project Runway: All Stars" judge, gave birth to the little studio exec last Thursday in New York, Weinstein's rep confirmed to Us Weekly. - More
Lindsay Lohan will not be allowed Adderall during her time in rehab.
The 26-year-old actress has reportedly said she will only enter a court ordered treatment facility if she is allowed to have the prescription drug - used to treat Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder - but a source at Seafield Center in Westhampton Beach, New York, where she has chosen to check in to, insists they don't allow it. - More
Two Republican lawmakers are asking a government agency to look into a recent trip to Cuba by Beyoncé and Jay-Z, suggesting the superstar couple violated restrictions on travel to the communist island.
“Despite the clear prohibition against tourism in Cuba, numerous press reports described the couple’s trip as tourism... - More
Turner Broadcasting has extended "Conan" through November 2015, solidifying the network's relationship with late night host Conan O'Brien.
Time Warner-owned Turner scooped up the red-haired O'Brien in 2010 shortly after red-faced NBC executives displaced the comic to shuffle Jay Leno back into his longtime perch at 11:35 p.m. on "The Tonight Show." - More
After being hospitalized in Los Angeles following a series of seizures last week, rapper Lil Wayne has been visited by several high-profile associates including Nicki Minaj, Drake, Birdman and basketball player Chris Paul.
Birdman tweeted that the rapper “will be home real soon,” and a source close to Wayne told The Times on Friday that he was “recovering.” - More
Jay-Z is to act as executive producer and release original material on The Great Gatsby soundtrack, it has been confirmed.
A statement released yesterday, via Reuters, reveals that Jay-Z will oversee the official soundtrack to the film adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald novel, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan and is directed by Baz Luhrmann. - More
Russian President Vladimir Putin has enlisted Hollywood action man Steven Seagal to help him promote a return to Soviet-era fitness.
The unlikely pair opened a new martial arts center outside Moscow on Wednesday, reports Reuters, to kick off Putin’s attempt to bring back a mass physical training program first introduced in the 1930s under Joseph Stalin. - More
“I don’t think it’s our job to put an idea to rest. Our job is, first and foremost, to make sure our family is whole. You know, we have small kids; they’re growing every day. But I think we were both pretty straightforward when we said, ‘Our number-one priority is making sure that our family is whole.’ ”
“The stresses and the pressures of this job are so real that when you get a minute,” the First Lady says, “you want to give that extra energy to your fourteen- and eleven-year-old. . . .”
Hollywood loves an adaptation, and with the success of franchises like “Mission: Impossible” and “Star Trek,” it’s no wonder they keep going back to the television well.
The latest TV-to-movie adaptation will be “Good Times,” Norman Lear’s groundbreaking, socially-aware comedy.
According to Deadline, Scott Rudin will produce and Phil Johnston (“Wreck-It Ralph”) will write.
“Good Times” was one of the first sitcoms to focus on an African-American, working-class family. James and Florida Evans struggled to get by while raising three kids in a Chicago housing project. - More
Oprah Winfrey, the boss herself, has been named the principal speaker at Harvard University's 362nd Commencement ceremony.
“Oprah’s journey from her grandmother’s Mississippi farm to becoming one of the world’s most admired women is one of the great American success stories,” Harvard President Drew Faust said in a statement.
If you aren't aware of Oprah's accolades, where the hell have you been?
To keep it concise, The Oprah Winfrey Show ran for 25 seasons and drew 40 million weekly viewers in the United States alone. - More
While hosting Saturday Night Live last night for the 5th time, an honor that was given due props during his opening monologue, Justin Timberlake, all the way on his “suit & tie sh*t,” responded to Kanye West‘s highly publicized rant last month during a performance at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. - More
"Oz: The Great and Powerful" makes a strong debut on the North American box office this weekend.
The Disney fantasy adventure movie starring James Franco and Mila Kunis becomes one of the only two newcomers which break into the top 10, bowing at No. 1 with the biggest opening of the year so far. - More
Jim Carrey knows all about creating crazy characters, but he may have topped himself with Steve Gray, the strange Las Vegas street magician he plays in “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.”
Gray, with long straight hair and a bizarre sense of “magic,” mutilates himself with one shocking Can you top this? stunt after another in his rivalry with the city’s most famous and beloved illusionists, Steve Carell’s Burt Wonderstone and his partner Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi). - More
The people have spoken. Elisabeth Hasselbeck, one of the five cohorts of ABC's daytime talk show The View, will not be returning to the couch next season, following hot on the footsteps of fellow cohost Joy Behar, a source tells Us Weekly.
According to the source, the show's resident conservative voice is being ousted after market research revealed that she isn't popular with TV audiences. - More
The Kim Kardashian scare was, luckily, nothing for the pregnant reality star to worry about and her sister Khloe Kardashian wants Kim’s fans to know that she “appreciates their concern and support” and wrote on her blog that “mummy and baby are doing fine and just taking it easy right now.”
32 year-old Kim Kardashian has been busy travelling the world with her partner, rapper Kanye West, despite being pregnant with their first child. - More
It sounds like Chris Brown has some beef with his bodyguard. While in Bermuda earlier today, the 23-year-old singer reportedly got into an altercation with his pal and bodyguard Big Pat aboard their private plane, which had stopped to refuel. - More
Federal authorities say platinum-selling rapper Ja Rule is in a New York City jail with a July release date.
The 36-year-old rapper left a state prison in central New York last week after serving most of his two-year sentence for illegal gun possession and went straight into federal custody in a tax evasion case.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons says he has since moved from an upstate jail to Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center, which houses prisoners awaiting court dates or having short terms left on their sentences. - More
The 26 year old plays a young girl possessed by a powerful demon in the movie, and she had to contort her body into a number of awkward and uncomfortable positions during the shoot to give viewers the idea she was being controlled by a dark spirit.
And Bell, who also writhes around on a bedwhile a religious leader tries to cure her, admits it all really took a toll on her back. - More
Steven Spielberg will head the jury at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, slated for May 15-26, organizers have announced.
In announcing Spielberg's selection, festival President Gilles Jacob said the 66-year-old American director is a "Cannes 'regular'," noting that several of his 27 films, including "Sugarland Express" and "The Color Purple," screened at the festival.
"Sugarland" won the best screenplay award at the festival in 1974. - More
Former “Silver Spoons” star Ricky Schroder was allegedly involved in an altercation at an airport on Monday as he argued with a worker about his luggage.
Police were called to Los Angeles International Airport after the actor became embroiled in a heated exchange with a female employee who wouldn’t let Schroder go through a security check with three bags, as the limit is two. - More
Michelle Williams and Jason Segel are back on the market. The Oz the Great and Powerful actress, 32, and the How I Met Your Mother star, 33, quietly ended their romance earlier this month, sources tell Us Weekly.
Though the two seemed happy together as recently as January, when they were photographed on vacation in Cancun with Williams' BFF Busy Philipps, an insider tells Us that their romance couldn't survive the long distance. (Williams lives in New York with daughter Matilda, 7, while Segel is based in Los Angeles, where his CBS sitcom is filmed.) - More
Lindsay Lohan's attorney has suggested to prosecutors that the actress serve as a motivational speaker and perform non-jail activities to resolve her latest criminal case, according to a letter obtained Tuesday.
The letter from lawyer Mark Heller proposed several alternatives for Lohan, who could be sent to jail if a judge determines her actions in a traffic crash violated terms of her probation in a previous theft case. - More
After months of denying rumors, Janet Jackson has finally confirmed that she has been secretly married to Qatari billionaire, Wissam Al Mana for months. On Monday, Feb. 25, the coupled released a statement to Entertainment Tonight saying,
"The rumors regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private and beautiful ceremony." - More
Austrian actor Christoph Waltz won the best supporting actor Oscar on Sunday for his role as a dentist turned bounty hunter in Quentin Tarantino's blood-spattered western "Django Unchained.''
In the first prize of the night, Waltz beat fellow nominees Alan Arkin for ''Argo,'' Robert De Niro for "Silver Linings Playbook,'' Philip Seymour Hoffman for "The Master'' and Tommy Lee Jones for "Lincoln'', AFP reports. - More
Several months back, Jermaine Jackson filed a petition to change his name from Jermaine Jackson to Jermaine Jacksun.
Not surprisingly, a lot of observers thought he’d eventually change his mind, but the big day came and went this week and he actually followed through.
So, from this point forward, he will be known as Jermaine Jacksun.
The former member of the Jackson (with an o) Five hasn’t spoken publically about why he felt the moniker alteration was necessary, but he listed “artistic reasons” as the rationale in his paperwork. - More
There's nothing like a rant from Kanye West. The rapper is known to occasionally let off steam during his shows by going off on long freestyles.
While performing in London yesterday (Feb. 23), 'Ye took to the mic for a minute, 10-11 minutes to be exact, to express his dislike for Justin Timberlake's Jay-Z assisted single, "Suit and Tie," the Grammys, the music industry and more. - More
That's right! According to several sources Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have already parted ways, but are waiting until after the release of the final "Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2" DVD to make the announcement.
A source released a statement to Hollywoodlife, "Rob & Kristen were asked to not announce a break-up or any relationship trouble until the DVD has been out for a few weeks and everything has sold. - More
In the latest buzz on Buzz Feed staff person Whitney Jefferson brought up some striking similarities with Beyonce and Jay-Z's child's baby photos and Drake the Rapper's baby photo. Coincedentally their are some startling similarities there for sure.
Chris Brown became a victim of being chased by the paparazzi chase that turned foul. We’re betting that you never thought you would read “Chris Brown” and “victim” in the same sentence, huh? We kid, we kid. (Spoiler alert: No we don’t…) - More
While many stars have decamped to Los Angeles for the Grammy Awards this weekend, Kanye West and pregnant girlfriend Kim Kardashian have taken their romance to Rio!
The two were spotted snapping pictures and taking in the scene at Corcovado Mountain on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where the annual Carnival celebrations officially kicked off on Friday. - More
Frank Ocean performed an abbreviated set Friday night at Levi’s 501 140 Year Anniversary Pre-Grammy Party at the Ace Museum in Los Angeles.
Ocean, who is nominated for six Grammys, including Best New Artist, focused his set mainly on last year’s Channel Orange in a six-song performance that followed a DJ set from M83.
The party, set in a built-out Levi’s art gallery that featured massive abstract sculptural installations, mingled hipster music fans with celebrities like Busy Phillipps, Alan Cummings, Ashley Benson and Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda. - More
Frank Ocean is set to take a victory lap at this year's Grammys.
He's up for six awards for his album Channel Orange, including best new artist, and he'll be performing as well.
But just a few months ago, Frank Ocean's music wasn't the story — his sexuality was. To review: After a listening party for Channel Orange last July, a BBC journalist pointed out that a few of the love songs referenced a "him" where you might have expected to hear "her."
All of a sudden it seemed the entire Internet was asking one question: Is Frank Ocean gay? - More
Kim Kardashian wants her legal battle with Kris Humphries to be over by the time she gives birth to her and Kanye West's child in July. Or, if not entirely over, then she at least wants to be legally single.
The pregnant star's camp filed a motion last month requesting that either a trial date be set as soon as possible or for a judge to grant her a divorce not reliant upon the financial disagreements still pending ... - More
Big names took home most of the awards at Wednesday night's People's Choice Awards, televised live on CBS from Los Angeles. "The Hunger Games" proved itself trophy-hungry, taking home six awards. - More
The 25-year old was pulled over on New Year's Eve for speeding at 90 mph (145 kph) in a 65 mph (105kph) area. According to a police spokeswomen, when a deputy went to Ocean's car, there was a smell of marijuana. - More
Star Wars director George Lucas has found his real life princess right here on earth. The 68-year-old entertainment mogul has gotten engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Mellody Hobson, according to the Huffington Post. - More
Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie, “Django Unchained,” about a slave-turned-bounty hunter, doesn’t shy away from violence and language, including 110 uses of the N-word –- something the cast had to come to grips with while filming. - More
Well Despite Karrueche Tran’s best efforts, Thanksgiving Day found Chris Brown partying with Rihanna at Berlin’s Adagio club. According to inside sources, Chris Brown was overjoyed at her visit and grateful for her support. - More
The Hollywood community continues to grieve following Monday's tragic death of Michael Clarke Duncan at 54, and many took to Twitter to express their condolences for the late actor.
As we previously reported, Duncan, who earned an Oscar nomination for his signature role in The Green Mile, died Monday in a Los Angeles hospital, more than six weeks after suffering a July 13 heart attack his rep said he “never fully recovered” from. - More
Kim Kardashian has been very busy lately. On top of dating one of the hottest rappers around, the sexy bikini shots just keep on coming!
The curvaceous brunette posted a few new snapshots on her Twitter page this week and we bet her nearly 16 million followers didn't mind one bit.
The first image shows the reality TV star in a gold monokini, bending seductively over some rocks with her mouth open and her long ponytail dripping down her side. "Rock climbing lol" she wrote as the caption to the ultra sexy, not-so-outdoorsy shot. At least she has a sense of humor, right? - More
Los Angeles: Kristen Stewart is not welcome at the premiere of her jilted boyfriend Robert Pattinson’s new film Cosmopolis.
Security has been told to keep the Twilight star away from the red carpet and after-party of Pattinson’s first scheduled public appearance on August 13 at the New York City premiere of Cosmopolis, reported Radar Online.
The couple have fallen apart after Stewart admitted to hooking up with her Snow White and The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders after photos were published of the pair making out. - More
With an abundance of rumours alleging that Kanye West is about to get down on one knee and propose to Kim Kardashian, we decided to question whether the reality TV beauty should make the decision to show her wedding (if she says yes to Kanye that is!) on TV.
We're sure everyone can remember the backlash Kimmy faced when her lavish televised wedding to husband of 72 days, Kris Humphries was slammed for being a publicity stunt. - More
Katie Couric unveiled details of her eponymous new daytime talk show Thursday at the TV critics previews.
The show, debuting Sept. 10, will feature a theme song called “This Day,” co-written and performed by Sheryl Crow.
“Katie is somebody I can talk to about the things so many of us juggle,” says Crow, “our children, careers, health, and balancing our personal and professional lives. . . . Plus she is really fun! I think her show will reflect the same kind of heart and energy I try to give my music, so ‘This Day’ was a fun project to work on together, as friends.” - More
The Twilight world is reeling with the revelation that Kristen Stewart cheated on Robert Pattinson with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, confirmed in a public apology issued by Stewart today.
Needless to say, people have questions. What was she thinking? What exactly is going on in those car photos? - More
Chad Everett, the classically handsome actor remembered for playing thoracic surgeon Dr. Joe Gannon on the 11969-76 CBS drama Medical Center, died Tuesday at his Los Angeles home, reports the Los Angeles Times.
The unpredictable wheel of Jackson family drama continued to spin on Wednesday (July 25) when a judge stripped family matriarch Katherine of her guardianship duties for late King of Pop Michael's three children, handing over the duties to their cousin, TJ Jackson.
After nearly a week of increasingly bizarre public feuding, accusations, confrontations and allegations of kidnapping, TMZ reported that Judge Mitch Beckloff temporarily stripped Katherine of her guardianship over Paris, Prince and Prince Michael II ("Blanket").
E! News is reporting that Kate Gosselin has signed up for a reality dating show a la The Bachelorette and is shopping the idea around to networks.
She is ready to get back into the dating game, says an unnamed source. She is ready to find love again and to move on from her past.
Mariah Carey, one of the best-selling female recording artists of all time, has joined AMERICAN IDOL as a new judge.
A five-time Grammy Award-winning global superstar with more than 200 million records sold worldwide and more No. 1 songs than any solo artist in history, her 18 Billboard No. 1 singles (17 of which Carey wrote) rival all but The Beatles.
Carey joins the judges' panel when AMERICAN IDOL returns in January 2013 on FOX. - More
The Dark Knight Rises had some high expectations to live up to, even in a film culture like ours that tries to make every movie into an event.
After the popular and critical success that was “The Dark Knight” (2008), which has since become legendary for its thematic weight and for Heath Ledger’s ultimately tragic portrayal of the Joker, fans have eager awaited the final chapter in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. - More
Halle Berry was rushed to hospital in Los Angeles last night following an accident on the set of her latest movie, it has been claimed. It is believed that Halle hit her head on some concrete after taking a nasty fall while shooting The Hive in the city. - More
EXCLUSIVE: With Biblical epics the rage in Hollywood, here’s another. Will Smith is eyeing a film about battling brothers Cain and Abel as his directorial debut. The project is set at Sony in development and is being produced by Overbrook Entertainment.
Another morning of Comic Con brought another mother of a line for Hall H, with rampant fans queuing up to see Quentin Tarantino's sneak peek of his epic western "Django Unchained," Or maybe they were more excited to hear from the famously quote-worthy director and members of the cast, including Jamie Foxx.
Jennifer Lopez has joined Steven Tyler in exiting American Idol.
Lopez announced on Friday she was leaving the talent competition after two years as a judge, a day after Tyler said he planned to return to rock 'n' roll.
Speaking on Ryan Seacrest's radio show, she said,"I honestly feel like the time has come that I have to get back to doing the other things that I do that I've put kind of on hold because I love Idol so much." - More
Katie Holmes set the wheels in motion for her divorce from Tom Cruise using a throwaway cellphone provided by a friend to initially talk to her lawyers and avoid her husband knowing about the conversations, according to a source familiar with the divorce.
The move allowed her to prepare her legal case without Cruise and his staff knowing she was about to exit the marriage and left him shocked at the sudden divorce. By the time a deal was struck last weekend to end the marriage, she hired three law firms in three states.
Reality star Kourtney Kardashian has given birth to her second child, a baby girl, this weekend.
Kardashian welcomed her second child with boyfriend Scott Disick Sunday, a daughter they named Penelope Scotland Disick.
Ushers stepson, Kyle Glover, is currently hospitalized after being struck with a jet ski. Though his ongoing divorce proceedings with ex wife, Tameka Foster, are dramatic, Ush is one hell of an ex husband and stepfather to have. When Ushers former stepson was injured in a jet skiing accident, Usher personally chartered a plane for Foster to visit her son. For her part, Foster was greatly moved and thankful for Ushers generosity and rushed to be at Glovers side.
Looks like Brad Pitt is at odds with his mother in this year's presidential election.
Jane Pitt, the actor's mother, urged fellow Christians to vote for presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, setting aside any preconceptions of his Mormon faith.
She pilloried President Obama, calling him a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage.
In a major change of pace from his work in The Hangover, actor and comedian Zach Galifianakis is working as the executive producer for a new documentary called Craigslist Joe.
The movie is about Joe Garner, who traveled across America living off Craigslist ads. Over 31 days, Garner sought transportation, food, and shelter through ads on the online classifieds network.
All he took with him on the journey was a laptop, cell phone, toothbrush, and the clothes he wore. Get a first look at the movie with the trailer above. The movie is slated to hit theaters and iTunes on August 2. - More
The box office surged Friday as Ted and Magic Mike scored some of the best numbers ever for the R-rated comedy genre.
Tyler Perry's more tame Madea's Witness Protection also did good business.
Directed by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, Ted grossed $20.2 million on Friday for a weekend debut in the $51 million to $52 million range -- the top opening of all time for an original R-rated comedy, eclipsing the $45 million earned by The Hangover in 2009.
Hollywood dream couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting a divorce after five years of marriage, People magazine reported Friday.
This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family, an attorney for 33-year-old Holmes told the magazine. Katie's primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter's best interest.
In an interview with The Wrap at a Spotify launch event in Los Angeles (the streaming service was announcing artist-curated playlists), Jones said that the rapper and Bad Boy head honcho "couldn't recognize a b flat." Instead, Jones noted, "P. Diddy has a doctorate in marketing," citing his clothing labels and success with Ciroc (his vodka company) as the rapper's true talents.
50 Cent was injured in a car accident in the early morning hours of Wednesday. The rep says 50 Cent was taken to New York Hospital Queens where he was treated for "minor neck and back injuries" and is now "doing fine."
Tonight’s episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians got off to a rocky start when Kris Jenner decided to meet with ex-boyfriend Todd Waterman behind her husband’s back.
The show began with Kris turning the car around after she realised the move was a bad idea.
She called her confidant Noelle Keshishian and told her that she backed out of meeting the man that was the reason behind her divorce with the late Robert Kardashian.
Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek was hospitalized in Los Angeles on Saturday after what THR calls "a mild heart attack." A statement from Sony Pictures Television says Trebek, age 71, "is in good spirits and is currently under observation and undergoing further testing.
He is expected to fully recover and be back at Jeopardy! when production begins taping in July for the new season, the show's 29th." After a heart attack in late 2007, Trebek returned to his hosting gig within weeks.
NBA star Kris Humphries, the soon-to-be ex-husband of Kim Kardashian, reportedly has hurled the most explosive accusation during their bitter breakup: that Kardashian's mom, Kris Jenner, instructed her to shoot her infamous sex tape, and even told her to re-shoot it because it didn't come out "pretty enough."
John Travolta and his attorney Martin Singer aren't staying quiet when they are served with a libel lawsuit by Robert Randolph, the author of a book about his alleged encounters with the actor in a spa.
The writer accuses the twosome of spreading lies about his mental health, but the "Hairspray" star and his attorney are quick to defend themselves.
Midnight screenings of The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolans third and final Batman film, are already selling out around the country, spurring scalpers on eBay and Craigslist to sell them for several times face falue, according to MTV.
Disney‘s returned to their fairy tale roots with their latest live action fantasy flick. This time around, the House of Mouse will delve into the dark, twisted origins of Sleeping Beauty’s resident mean girl, Maleficent.
Last we heard of the project, Angelina Jolie was cast as the titular character and I’ve been absolutely dying (alright, that’s a lie… I’ve been mildly curious, at best) to see a picture of Mrs. Pitt in full meanie makeup. - More
Lindsay Lohan is back under media limelight after an event full week. Apparently Lindsay has been through a lot over the past week which includes smashing a Porsche into an 18-wheeler, being linked in headlines to a porn star and then calling paramedics to her hotel room. - More
The Spanish actress Paz Vega, which is filmed in our country the horror film spectrum, was in favor of social movements currently undertaken by young people in Spain (through The Outraged) and Mexico (I'm 132), considers that the terrible economic crisis the country now has meant that film production has slowed considerably and cause unemployment, especially among the technicians. - More
Britney Spears was working it in her white Alaïa-designed white dress as she made her grand entrance into the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri on Friday (June 8) for the city’s first day of auditions for The X Factor. - More
Falling victim to another wardrobe malfunction, Lindsay Lohan put on a peep show while filming a scene for "Liz & Dick" -as her boobs fell out of her dress while on the Los Angeles, California set on Monday. - More
ATLANTA — Conservative talk radio host Neal Boortz announced his retirement Monday after four decades at the microphone, saying he will be replaced by former GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain.
Boortz said during his morning talk show that his last day will be Jan. 21, 2013, the day of the presidential inauguration. The 67-year-old Boortz said he is in good health and plans to enjoy retirement by traveling with his wife. - More
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - "Snow White & the Huntsman" turned out to be a fairer box-office beauty than Hollywood anticipated. According to studio estimates Sunday, Universal Pictures' action yarn inspired by the fairy-tale princess debuted strongly at No. 1 with $56.3 million domestically. That's about $20 million higher than industry expectations. - More
Oprah Winfrey is back in the book club business. "Oprah's Book Club 2.0," a joint project of Winfrey's OWN network and her O magazine, begins Monday with the memoir "Wild," Cheryl Strayed's story of her 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail in California and Washington.
Besides the traditional paper version, special e-editions will be made available that include Winfrey's comments and a reader's guide. "This is way different from the old book club," Winfrey said in an online video announcement. "This time it's an interactive, online club for our digital world." - More
There was a heated discussion on the proposed New York City Ban on Sugary Drinks by Mayor Mike Bloomberg. Whoopi Goldberg and Barbara Walters were on opposite sides of the debate. Whoppi, who didn't like Bloomberg's smoking ban, had strong words on the topic. For the first time it appears as though she was an advocate of less government intrusion when it came to her personal space. - More
It looks like all of Justin Bieber’s rough housing with Mike Tyson and friends has finally paid off. The Stratford, Ont.-born teen heartthrob turned lesbian icon is now a suspect in a “misdemeanor battery” case in Calabasis, California, where he currently lives. Bieber and longtime celibacy sponsor Selena Gomez, the story goes, were leaving a local shopping mall on Sunday afternoon, when a paparazzo tried to take J.B.’s photo, allegedly blocking the pop star’s car in the process. - More
Robert De Niro addressed students at Bates College in Maine on Sunday (May 27, 2012) when he was awarded an honorary doctorate during the 146th commencement, officially making him Dr Robert De Niro. - More
Tommy Lee Jones is one of my favorite actors. I know Tommy Lee Jones. So I can say with some authority that Josh Brolin, for all his accomplishments, is no Tommy Lee Jones. But in “Men in Black 3,” Brolin sure does a wickedly hilarious impersonation — vocal tics, physical mannerisms, deadpan demeanor and all. - More