Gene Wilder passed away yesterday at the age of 83. His family said he was suffering from Alzheimer's disease for the past three years, but wanted to keep the diagnosis private. He was most famous for "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory", "Blazing Saddles", and "Young Frankenstein".
Beyoncé’s performance was the most-Tweeted moment of the "VMAs", followed by the premiere of Kanye West’s new video "Fade". That was followed by Rihanna accepting the Video Vanguard Award. "VMA" ratings dropped hard. Last year's show brought in 10 million viewers. This year's brought in 6.5 million.
Taylor Swift was called for jury duty in Nashville yesterday, and she did indeed show up. But it was a rape and kidnapping case, and she told them she couldn't be impartial, because she's involved in a sexual assault case of her own. So she was dismissed.
Vanilla Ice, Ryan Lochte, Amber Rose, Lauri Hernandez, and Maureen McCormick are among the contestants on the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars".
"Pretty Little Liars" is coming to an end after the current seventh season. The summer finale is airing tonight, and then the final 10 episodes will begin airing in April.
"Grimm" is coming to an end after one final season. Season Six will be 13 episodes long, and premiere on January 6th.
Some people are saying that Iggy Azalea and French Montana are acting like more than just friends on their Mexican vacation – making out!
Ben Affleck shared some video of the DC villain Deathstroke. Apparently, he's the main villain in Ben's stand-alone Batman movie. There's no word if he'll also be in "Justice League".
Mark Zuckerberg met the Pope . . . and gave him a drone.
Sharon Osbourne says Ozzy's infidelities have been going on for years.
The Chainsmokers and Halsey are still on top of the Hot 100 with "Closer".
Steve-O is in the hospital with a broken ankle and a shattered heel, thanks to a stunt involving a skateboard, a wooden port-a-potty, and a speeding car.
Justin Bieber returned to Instagram . . . but only by accident.
Darrell Ward from "Ice Road Truckers" died in a plane crash. He was 52.
Phylicia Rashad has joined the cast of "Empire". She'll play Taye Diggs’ mom.
John Lennon’s killer Mark David Chapman has been denied parole for the 9th time.
ON TV TONIGHT
"America's Got Talent" at 8:00 p.m. on NBC. The semi-finals begin in L.A.
“Bachelor in Paradise" at 8:00 p.m. hour on ABC.
Kanye West introduced his new video at the MTV "VMAs" last night. Rihanna performed four times throughout the night before picking up her Video Vanguard award. Beyoncé lit up the stage with several songs from "Lemonade", though. She also won six awards, bringing her total to a "VMA"-record 22. Madonna is second all-time with 20.
Some of the big MTV VMAs winners: Video of the Year: "Formation", Beyoncé . . . Best Collaboration: "Work from Home", Fifth Harmony and Ty Dolla $ign . . . Best Female Video: "Hold Up", Beyoncé . . . Best Male Video: "This Is What You Came For", Calvin Harris, featuring Rihanna . . . Best New Artist: DNCE.
Alicia Keys also had one of the great moments of the night at the VMAs. She gave an emotional speech where she recited an original poem about the 53rd anniversary of Martin Luther King’s "I Have a Dream" speech.
Mariah Carey’s older sister Alison was busted for prostitution in upstate New York. She's 55 years old. Earlier this year, Alison made a video begging Mariah for help.
Bruce Springsteen broke the record for his longest U.S. show on Tuesday night in New Jersey. Then on Thursday, he broke it again – performing for four straight hours.
Demi Lovato is dating UFC fighter Luke Rockhold.
Usain Bolt has been partying pretty hard since the Olympics ended. A British tabloid says he had a "medal ceremony" for topless chicks in a London hotel room.
There was a private art exhibit in L.A. on Friday, featuring the nude dummies from Kanye West’s "Famous" video.
Over the weekend, Drake announced that he has a "short film" on the way called "Please Forgive Me".
Joey Fatone’s new food kiosk in a Miami mall was conducting a "fire suppression system test" that caused a panic, because people thought someone was shooting.
The Rob Lowe Comedy Central roast taped this weekend, it airs next week.
As it turns out, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is not okay after getting injured in a preseason game last Thursday. He broke a bone in his back . . . and is expected to miss at least half of the season.
The low-budget horror movie "Don't Breathe" won at the box office this weekend. It made $26.1 million to open at #1.
Smash Mouth performed at a corn festival in Illinois over the weekend. In the middle of the set, singer Steve Harwell had to be carried off the stage. It's unclear what was wrong, but the band continued without him.
WWE legend and Hall of Famer Mr. Fuji has died. He was 82. His real name was Harry Fujiwara.
Latin American music icon Juan Gabriel, 66, died of natural causes in Santa Monica, California, on Sunday morning.
ON TV TONIGHT
"Bachelor in Paradise" at 8:00 p.m. on ABC.
"So You Think You Can Dance" at 8:00 p.m. on Fox. The Top Five finalists perform.
"Fashion Police: the MTV Video Music Awards" at 8:00 p.m. on E!
Dwayne 'The Rock’ Johnson is the highest paid actor in the world. He raked in $64.5 million over the past 12 months. Jackie Chan is second with $61 million.
Officials in Rio charged Ryan Lochte with falsely reporting a crime. He could be sentenced to up to six months in jail, or they might just make him pay a fine. Also, Ryan gained an endorsement yesterday with Pine Brothers cough drops.
Johnny Depp is trying to pay his $7 million divorce settlement to Amber Heard directly to the charities she planned to donate the money to. But she's not happy, because she claims he's going to use the tax break on charitable donations to basically cut the settlement in half.
MTV has reportedly given Kanye West four minutes on the "VMA" stage Sunday night to do whatever he wants. Which would be great if Taylor Swift was going to be in the audience. She's not nominated for anything, so she's probably not going.
Britney Spears isn't happy that Lifetime is doing a movie about her, and she wants nothing to do with it.
Britney's episode of "Carpool Karaoke" aired last night. James Corden asked her what "Oops . . . I Did It Again" is actually about, and she couldn't tell him. She also said she wants to keep having more kids . . . but wants to be done with men.
Bruce Springsteen played his longest U.S. show ever Tuesday night at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. It was three hours and 52 minutes. His longest show was four hours and six minutes, in Helsinki, Finland in 2012.
Comedy Central's "Roast of Rob Lowe" will air on Labor Day . . . and the roasters will include Jeff Ross, David Spade, Rob Riggle, Pete Davidson from "SNL", Ralph Macchio, Peyton Manning, Jewel, and Ann Coulter.
Sources say Jennifer Lopez dumped Casper Smart because he went to the UFC show in Vegas last weekend, even though she wanted him to go to a fundraiser with her in the Hamptons.
Chris Rock just finalized his divorce, and his girlfriend is already wearing a ring. But a source says it's not an engagement ring.
Usher is releasing his next album "Hard II Love" on September 16th.
The Department of Homeland Security is now investigating the Leslie Jones hacking case.
Demi Lovato did "Natural Woman" during a show Wednesday night in Canada. Killed it.
Sarah Jessica Parker has cut ties with Mylan after they jacked up the price of EpiPens. She'd just become a spokesperson back in May, because her son has a life-threatening peanut allergy.
Larry King’s wife Shawn has reportedly been cheating on him for a year. A source says he "doesn't know what to do." But last night they went on TV together and denied it. Larry and Shawn got married in 1997. He's 82, she's 56.
ON TV THIS WEEKEND
Sunday at 9 p.m. on MTV: "The MTV Video Music Awards". Performers include Rihanna, Britney Spears, & Nick Jonas.
Sunday at 9 p.m. on AMC: "Fear the Walking Dead".
Someone hacked ‘Ghostbusters’ star Leslie Jones and posted sexually explicit photos of her on her website, along with personal information like her passport and driver's license. The FBI is investigating.
Life & Style Magazine is reporting that Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton plan to announce their winter wedding in October 2016 around Stefani's birthday, and the wedding is expected to take place at Shelton's ranch in Oklahoma.
Ryan Lochte is in talks to do "Dancing with the Stars". Meanwhile, people are saying that if the USOC suspends him for six months, it wouldn't be fair, since that's what they gave Michael Phelps for two DUIs in 2014.
U.S. women's soccer goalie Hope Solo has been suspended for six months after calling the Swedish team cowards . . . after they beat the U.S. and knocked them out of medal contention.
After partying with several women in Rio over the weekend, Usain Bolt was spotted Monday in London where he brought about 10 women from a club to his hotel. His girlfriend has noticed.
Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart have broken up again. They started dating in 2011, and have been mostly together since . . . but they did break up for a while between 2014 and 2015.
Britney Spears says she was almost killed by waves during a Hawaiian vacation. And speaking of Britney, Lifetime is doing a two-hour movie about her life.
With the "MTV Video Music Awards" coming this Sunday, "Rolling Stone" put out a rundown of The 32 Most Outrageous Moments in "VMA" History. And surprisingly, Kanye West interrupting Taylor Swift was not #1. It was second to Madonna kissing Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.
Prince's 'Paisley Park' home in Minnesota will open daily for tours in October. Tickets will cost $38.50, and there are also V.I.P. packages that will cost at least $100.
"The View" has a new theme song for its 20th season, thanks to Mary J. Blige.
Sadly, the terminally ill "Star Wars" fan who was hoping to see "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" early died on Monday. But he did get to see the movie on Saturday, and director Gareth Edwards helped make it happen.
Check out the trailer for the new "Ring" sequel, "Rings". It comes out in October.
Eminem doesn't mind doing good stuff like visiting 'Make a Wish' kids. One family posted photos of Eminem meeting with a nine-year-old girl named Parker, who's been fighting an aggressive brain tumor for the past six months.
On the new TLC show "Playhouse Masters", they built a playhouse for the daughters of NBA star Stephen Curry. It's got two floors, electricity, a slide going from the second floor to the outside, and a ball pit with disco lighting.
James Corden says it was tough growing up as a bigger kid, because you're always a target. But he handled it with humor and that worked for him. And he said that there aren't many parts in Hollywood for heavyset people.
ON TV TONIGHT
"NFL Preseason Football" at 8:00 p.m. on NBC. The Miami Dolphins host the Atlanta Falcons.
"Big Brother" eviction night at 9:00 p.m. on CBS.
For the second year in a row, Jennifer Lawrence is the highest paid actress in the world. She raked in $46 million over the past 12 months. Melissa McCarthy is second with $33 million.
There's a rumor that Amber Rose is doing "Dancing with the Stars". But one thing we know for sure is that gymnast Simone Biles won't. She's too busy, but she says she'd like to do the next season. The official lineup will be announced next Tuesday.
Jay Z and Beyoncé were leaving some event in New York City on Monday night, when a bold male fan walked right up to Beyoncé and tried to get a selfie with her as she was walking to her car. Beyoncé just smiled, but Jay Z was not pleased. He grabbed the guy's arm, but just then a body guard separated them.
Mariah Carey reportedly threw her boyfriend's laptop out the window after he tried to play Beyoncé’s "Crazy in Love" to get her in the mood. A source says that when she's around, he can only play, quote, "Mariah, jazz or classical."
Check out a preview for Britney Spears’ episode of "Carpool Karaoke". It airs tomorrow night on "The Late Late Show with James Corden".
Michael Strahan is developing a drama for ABC about a Heisman Trophy-winning football player who becomes a Miami cop after he doesn't get drafted by the NFL.
The Olympics gave NBC a clean sweep of the ratings. The closing ceremonies attracted 17 million viewers and also helped boost the ratings for a special preview of the Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys season of "The Voice".
Chris Rock’s divorce is final.
The Rock posted another message about how he's going to do his "Jumanji" sequel right and not upset fans of the original.
Showtime will air Martin Lawrence’s first standup special in 14 years on September 9th.
Insane Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin was tired of his car getting broken into, so he made it look like it was wired to explode. His neighbors got worried and called the bomb squad. Scantlin wasn't arrested.
Dennis Rodman came onstage during a Pearl Jam show at Wrigley Field in Chicago Monday night, and Eddie Vedder jumped into his arms.
Miranda Lambert stopped a song the other night, and started crying because a soldier's sign made her so emotional.
Actor Steven Hill has died at the age of 94. He was District Attorney Adam Schiff on "Law & Order" from 1990 to 2000.
Legendary jazz harmonica player Toots Thielemans has died at 94. He did the closing theme of "Sesame Street".
ON TV TONIGHT
"America's Got Talent" live results show at 9:00 p.m. on NBC.
The 10th season finale of "Duck Dynasty" at 9:00 p.m. on A&E.
Ryan Lochte has lost his sponsorship deals with Speedo and Ralph Lauren, among others. Meanwhile, he's now saying it was wrong of him to call what happened to him in Rio a robbery.
A 20-year-old Brazilian woman is ashamed that intimate photos of her night with Usain Bolt ended up in the Brazilian tabloids. Bolt has had a steady girlfriend for two years.
Oakland Raiders Colton Underwood sent U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman a video asking her on a date, and she accepted. It'll actually be a double date with his teammate Andrew East and East's wife, former U.S. gymnast Shawn Johnson.
There may not be anyone to blame for Prince’s death. Sources say he didn't have a prescription for fentanyl, which is the drug that killed him. So there wasn't some shady doctor supplying him with pills.
There's a special edition Blu-ray box set coming out with all six "Hobbit" / "Lord of the Rings" movies together. They come in leather-bound books on a shelf. And the list price is just a mere $800.
DMX welcomed his 15th child into the world this past weekend with his longtime girlfriend Desiree. Although this is her first kid. They named the boy Exodus. The 15 children are with at least eight different women.
Willie Geist is leaving the third hour of "Today". He'll be replaced by Billy Bush.
Aretha Franklin is canceling some shows on "doctor's orders". She expects to be back on the road in November.
The indie band Sleigh Bells is now suing Demi Lovato, claiming her song "Stars" rips off their track "Infinity Guitars". When "Stars" came out last year, they actually Tweeted about the similarities.
Britney Spears is teaming with the Red Cross to raise money for Louisiana flood victims.
Check out the video of Halle Berry doing an awesome dramatic reading of Britney Spears' "Oops . . . I Did It Again".
A "Terminator"-style preview for the new season of "Celebrity Apprentice", hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger, is online.
Evanescence will tour this fall, for the first time since 2012.
The new #1 song on the Hot 100 is "Closer" by The Chainsmokers with Halsey.
Alexa and Carlos Penavega have chosen a name for their unborn baby boy: Ocean King.
James Corden joined Coldplay onstage for a cover of "Nothing Compares 2 U".
The cause of death for infamous boy band creator Lou Pearlman was an ongoing cardiac issue.
Nene Leakes owes $824,000 in back taxes, but seems to be making light of it on social media.
ON TV TONIGHT
"America's Got Talent" live show at 8:00 p.m. on NBC.
"Bachelor in Paradise" at 8:00 p.m. on ABC.