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August 29, 2014

Aug 29, 2014 -- 10:20am

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie pulled a fast one on the media and got married at their estate in France on Saturday.  It was a small ceremony with just some friends and family . . . but Angelina's dad Jon Voight wasn't there.  Brad and Angelina's six kids all took part in the ceremony.

Joan Rivers is in critical but stable condition at a New York City hospital, after she stopped breathing and went into cardiac arrest during surgery on her vocal cords.  She was sedated at the time, and at a show the previous night, she joked, quote, "I'm 81 . . . I could go at any moment." 

As expected, tons of celebrities are Tweeting messages of support for Joan Rivers.  And not surprisingly, the best one came from a fellow comedian:  Jeff Ross.  He said, quote, "Don't worry folks, Joan Rivers won't die because she refuses to follow Robin Williams." 

Blake Lively was attacked by bees on Sunday.  She wrote on her website, quote, "[My butt] hurt like hell . . . then my neck, back, legs and forehead . . . It felt like I was being shot by dozens of tiny invisible darts.  I felt like the Wicked Witch, melting, melting, burning, melting."

Shakira and her boyfriend are expecting their second child.  They already have an 18-month-old son. 

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are supposedly embarrassed by their 24-year-old son, who's trying to be a rapper under the name Chet Haze. . . while still living at home and not holding a steady job.

Britney Spears dumped David Lucado, her boyfriend of a year and a half.  There's a rumor going around that she ditched him because there's a video that shows him cheating on her.  Last night she Tweeted, quote, "Ahhhh the single life!" 

Bruce Springsteen is releasing a children's book called "Outlaw Pete".  It's based on his 2009 song of the same name, which was itself based on an old book his mother used to read him called "Brave Cowboy Bill". 

A movie about The Ramones is in the pipeline . . . and Martin Scorese is attached to direct it.  There are no details on the movie yet, but it's expected to be released in 2016 . . . as part of a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the group's debut album.

A New York jeweler has sued Sean Kingston because he hasn't paid for more than $200,000 worth of bling.  According to reports, there were some really expensive pieces . . . along with two chunks of cubic Zirconia. And this didn't just slip Sean's mind.  Supposedly, he's written the guy seven different checks over the years, and they've all bounced.  Sean hasn't responded.

WWE Hall of Famer Jake "The Snake" Roberts has been hospitalized with double pneumonia.  At one point he was said to be in a coma, but he came out of it last night.

 

ON TV THIS WEEKEND

Sunday:  "The MDA Show of Strength Telethon" . . . starting at 9:00 P.M. on ABC.  

August 28, 2014

Aug 28, 2014 -- 11:20am

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie finally have made it official ... they got married!  In typical Brangelina fashion, it happened very under the radar. In fact ... they did the deed last weekend in France, according to a spokesman for the couple.

Beyoncé’s dad Mathew Knowles says she and Jay Z created their own divorce rumors to drum up interest in their tour.  He says that Jay's elevator fight with Solange was faked.  He says, quote, "There's a tour going on.  So you sometimes have to ignite that tour.  It's called a Jedi mind trick." 

"In Touch" magazine is claiming Queen Latifah and her girlfriend Eboni want to have a baby . . . and they want Lenny Kravitz to impregnate either a surrogate or Eboni herself.  A source says, quote, "Queen Latifah simply loves Lenny."   

It’s been 20 years since Friends first hit the airwaves and now you can visit a recreation of the Central Perk coffee shop from "Friends" in Manhattan this fall. They will re-create the Central Perk coffeehouse at a pop-up location in downtown Manhattan this September.    199 Lafayette St. in Soho, which will be serving free java from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends starting Sept. 17

Rumor has it that the next "Dancing with the Stars" cast will include:  "Pretty Little Liars" star Janel Parrish, Olympian Lolo Jones, actor Antonio Sabato Jr., and 17-year-old Sadie Robertson from "Duck Dynasty".  ABC won't officially announce the cast until next Thursday.

A crew member on "Cops" was shot and killed Tuesday night during a taping of the show in Omaha, Nebraska.  Police were involved in a shootout with a man who'd just robbed a Wendy's.  Both the suspect and 38-year-old sound technician Bryce Dion were killed by police gunfire.  Dion is believed to be the first "Cops" crewman to be killed on the job.

Diane Sawyer signed off from ABC’s “World News” on Wednesday after nearly five years — with gratitude and thanks for her viewers and staff. Sawyer, 68, is moving to a new full-time role at ABC News leading new programming that tackles big issues and interviews while continuing to anchor and produce specials.

John Rocker is going to be on the next season of "Survivor".  He's the former Atlanta Braves pitcher who's disgusted by pretty much all minorities. 

"Sopranos" creator David Chase gave an interview in which he made it sound like he was saying Tony Soprano isn't dead.  But his rep later released a statement saying that's not what Chase said, and that, quote, "To continue to search for this answer is fruitless.  The final scene of 'The Sopranos' raises a spiritual question that has no right or wrong answer."

 

 

ON TV TONIGHT

"Project Runway" . . . 9:00 to 10:30 P.M. on Lifetime

 

August 27, 2014

Aug 27, 2014 -- 10:42am

Rita Ora wanted to kiss Iggy Azalea during their performance at the "VMAs", just like Madonna and Britney Spears did back in 2003 . . . but Iggy didn't want to.  She told Rita, quote, "It's already been done."   

Miley Cyrus is going off on the media for reporting that the homeless guy she brought to the "VMAs" has a criminal record, and could go back home to his mother if he wanted to.  She Tweeted, quote, "The media never fails to disappoint.  You've chosen to go after Jesse instead of covering the issue of youth homelessness." 

Matt Damon used toilet water for his Ice Bucket Challenge, and he took it directly from the bowl.  He did it because of the drought in California and, more importantly, because he co-founded Water.org, a charity dedicated to bringing clean drinking water to everyone around the world who needs it.

Chelsea Handler closed out her final show by thanking all the stars who showed up to celebrate with her.  And a message to her fans, quote, "I never really got a good chance to be serious and say 'thank you' and I want you to know that I am grateful for this career . . . I'll see you on Netflix." 

A video for "Bang Bang" has hit the Internet with Jessie J., Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj.

Oprah will play Richard Pryor’s grandmother . . . who ran a whorehouse . . . in an upcoming biographical film.  Mike Epps is playing Pryor.

"Us Weekly" says Chris Soules from "The Bachelorette" is the next "Bachelor". 

"TV Guide" is reporting that a "Full House" revival is in the works . . . and a lot of the original cast members are involved.  In fact, everyone is down . . . except there's no word on Lori Loughlin, or Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. 

Suri Cruise's new Chihuahua, Honey, which she's only had for a couple of weeks, has disappeared ... and TMZ has learned there's a $1,000 reward for the pup's return.

Pamela Anderson is officially no longer divorcing Rick Salomon.

Neil Young and his wife are getting divorced after 36 years of marriage.

If you've always wanted to know what state your favorite college movie takes place in, the Internet provides.  The website eCollegeFinder.org put together a map that includes everything from classics like "Animal House" and "Rudy", to more recent movies like "Pitch Perfect" and "The Social Network".

 

ON TV TONIGHT

"America's Got Talent" [Results Show] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on NBC. 

"So You Think You Can Dance" . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Fox.

 

August 26, 2014

Aug 26, 2014 -- 10:13am

"Breaking Bad" went out in style, capturing six Emmys for its final season . . . but "Sherlock" won the most, with seven.  "Modern Family" won Outstanding Comedy Series for the fifth straight year, and Ty Burrell won for Supporting Actor in a Comedy for the second time since 2011.  Jim Parsons won his fourth Emmy for Lead Actor in a Comedy for "The Big Bang Theory" . . . while Julia Louis-Dreyfus won the female equivalent for "Veep".

When Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her award, she and Bryan Cranston had a pretty heavy make out session.  It was a callback to a joke they did earlier in the show, about how they kissed when Cranston guest-starred on "Seinfeld" back in the day.

The night also included a touching tribute to Robin Williams by Billy Crystal, and a TV theme song medley by Weird Al Yankovic.

Beyoncé and Jay Z were the picture of family harmony onstage at the "VMAs" Sunday night.  But MediaTakeOut.com says things were not so harmonious behind the scenes.  So-called "sources" say Beyoncé lit into Jay after finding out her sister Solange was banned from her staging area.

Sources tell TMZ that Nicki Minaj’s wardrobe malfunction was staged.  But Nicki told reporters backstage at the show, quote, "We ran out of time getting the dress zipped up." 

Prince has now revealed that not only will his album Plectrum Electrum be out in September, but it will be released alongside another full-length album, Art Official Age - this one without the help of his band.

Rapper Young Jeezy has been arrested in Southern California on weapons charges by police investigating a deadly shooting at Wiz Khalifa's Friday night concert in the Bay Area, police said Monday.

An important "Game of Thrones" nude scene from the upcoming season is being blocked by a church in Croatia, where the show is being filmed.  The church told the local film commission not to issue permits for the scene, and they're listening.  It's a pivotal scene though . . . featuring Lena Headey’s character Cersei Lannister . . . so it'll get done, even if it has to be filmed somewhere else.

"Two and a Half Men" star Ashton Kutcher tops the annual "Forbes" list of "The Highest-Paid Male TV Actors."  He made $26 million over the past year.  Ashton's co-star Jon Cryer followed with $19 million.  Mark Harmon from "NCIS" also pulled down $19 million.

Kim Kardashian will guest star on the October 27th episode of "2 Broke Girls". 

 

 

ON TV TONIGHT

"America's Got Talent" . . . 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on NBC. 

The series finale of "Chelsea Lately" . . . 11:00 P.M. to Midnight on E!

August 25, 2014

Aug 25, 2014 -- 10:19am

One of Nicki Minaj’s backup dancers was bitten by a boa constrictor during rehearsals for her "VMA" performance of "Anaconda".  She was taken to the hospital, but the injury was not life threatening.  On a related note, Nicki's "Anaconda" video broke Miley Cyrus record for most views in a 24-hour period for a music video.

Last night at the VMAs, Miley Cyrus sent a young homeless guy up to accept her Video of the Year award, and call attention to the plight of homeless youth.  Meanwhile, three of the Kardashian girls were spotted texting during a tribute to Ferguson, Missouri, and Taylor Swift tried really hard to complete her transformation to full-on pop star.

Iggy Azalea fell off the stage while performing her song "Fancy" at a pre-"VMA" show in L.A. on Friday.  It looked pretty rough . . . but her security guards were able to quickly pull her back onto the stage.  She's fine. 

Suge Knight was reportedly shot six times at a pre-party for the "MTV Video Music Awards" over the weekend.  He's in intensive care, but he's expected to be fine.  It's unclear if Suge was the target . . . but TMZ claims the shooting involved a gang beef.  No arrests have been made.  

Someone was shot and killed backstage during a Wiz Khalifa show in Mountain View, California on Friday.  The guy was hit multiple times.  There's no word who he was . . . but the cops don't believe the victim or the shooter had any connection to Wiz.  The killer remains at large.

Shia Labeouf called 911 to report a stalker at his house . . . while the stalker was right there.  The woman was at Shia's door, so close to him that he even had interrupt the call to say, "Don't touch me!"

Richard Attenborough . . . who played the owner of the world's deadliest theme park in "Jurassic Park", died Sunday at the age of 90.  In addition to appearing in "Jurassic Park", its sequel, and dozens of other films, Attenborough directed a bunch of movies, including "A Bridge Too Far" and "Gandhi". 

Gwyneth Paltrow isn't bitter or jealous that Chris Martin has hooked up with Jennifer Lawrence.  A so-called "source" says, quote, "She's very happy for Chris, that he has moved on and found someone else.  Their split has been remarkably amiable and they both just want the best for one another." 

Quick update on Justin Bieber:  still a punk.  Justin got tired of sitting in L.A. traffic on Thursday, so he drove his three-wheeled Can Am Spyder motorcycle on the sidewalk.

 

 

ON TV TONIGHT

"The U.S. Tennis Open" begins at 9:00 A.M. Eastern on ESPN. 

"The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards" . . . 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. on NBC. 

August 22, 2014

Aug 22, 2014 -- 10:20am

Nick Cannon admitted yesterday that he and Mariah Carey are separated.  He said, quote, "There is trouble in paradise.  We have been living in separate houses for a few months."  Mariah's rep refused to comment, saying her focus is, quote, "on her children and her upcoming tour." 

Beyoncé mom, Tina Knowles, says it's all good between her daughter and Jay Z.  She said, quote, "Haters gon' be haters and there's nothing we can do about that . . . Everything's perfect." 

50 Cent changed up the Ice Bucket Challenge by challenging boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. to . . . read.  In a video on his Facebook page, 50 says, quote, "If you could read one full page of a "Harry Potter" book, I'll give 750,000 to whatever charitable organization you want to."

Chris Pratt visited the Children's Hospital in L.A. dressed as his "Guardians of the Galaxy" character Star Lord.  He spent more than three hours there, talking to kids, letting them try on his outfit and handing out toys.  Then he hung with them for a screening of the movie. 

V. Stiviano now says Donald Sterling is gay . . . and she was his cover up.

It's official:  Julianne Hough will be the fourth judge on "Dancing With the Stars". 

Carson Daly and his fiancé welcomed a daughter on Wednesday.  They named her London Rose.  She's their third child.

A Canadian border official was reportedly fired for taking bribes from Justin Bieber’s camp in exchange for letting some of his friends with criminal records enter the country. 

A new survey found that Carrie Underwood is the "best female role model in music" . . . that Pharrell is the "chillest" man . . . and that Enrique Iglesias is the "celebrity offspring with the most talent in music."

Lindsay Lohan is reportedly living with an older investment banker in London, and playing mom to his two young daughters.

"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" is in theaters this weekend.  It's up against the Chloe Grace Moretz teen drama "If I Stay" and the high school football movie "When the Game Stands Tall".  Your limited release options also include movies starring Zach Galifianakis, "Mad Men's" Elizabeth Moss, and Marisa Tomei.   

 

 

ON TV THIS WEEKEND

Sunday:  "The MTV Video Music Awards" . . . from 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on MTV.

Sunday:  The series finale of "True Blood" . . . from 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on HBO.

 

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