It's official! Universal Studios is currently working on Fast and Furious 8. Its star Vin Diesel made the announcement himself during CinemaCon on Thursday, April 23. "We're gonna make the best movie you've ever seen," Diesel, 47, told the audience. The movie, which is sure to have plenty of action-packed car chases and crime drama, will hit theaters on April 14, 2017.
Tickets for the Mayweather / Pacquiao fight sold out in 60 seconds!
Did Ariana Grande have Justin Bieber get flirty with her at a concert to get back at Big Sean? Sources say Sean broke up with her because she's immature and selfish. And she responded in a very immature and selfish manner, by using Justin to make him jealous.
Speaking of Justin, a Twitter hoax that he's engaged to model Hailey Baldwin briefly set the Internet on fire yesterday.
About a dozen Native American actors and actresses walked off the set of Adam Sandler’s upcoming Western "The Ridiculous Six", saying the "Indian" jokes were disrespectful and not funny. They tried to complain, but one actress said, quote, "The producers just told us, 'If you guys are so sensitive, you should leave.'"
BET is bringing back "Punk'd". There's no word if Ashton Kutcher will be involved.
Alan Rickman. . . the guy who played Professor Snape in the "Harry Potter" movies . . . married his partner of 50 years. It actually happened three years ago, but he only just brought it up. She didn't even want a big ring. He bought her a $200 band, and she never wears it.
One of the main characters was killed off last night on "Grey's Anatomy" . . . after getting hit by a truck. It was an original cast member who's been with the show for 11 years – McDreamy! And he says he just found out about his character's death in February or March.
Dallas Mavericks fans can now buy socks with a picture of Mark Cuban at a urinal, holding the NBA championship trophy on them. And it's based on a real photo.
"Avengers" stars Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner had to apologize after jokingly calling Scarlett Johansson’s character Black Widow a "slut" and a "whore". Evans called their comments "juvenile and offensive", and Renner said they were, quote, "just poking fun during an exhausting and tedious press tour."
For his 50th birthday party earlier this month, Robert Downey Jr. says he rented out an airplane hangar, and had Duran Duran and Steely Dan play.
ON TV THIS WEEKEND
Friday at 9:00 p.m. on ABC: "Bruce Jenner: The Interview".
Sunday at 9:00 p.m. on HBO: "Game of Thrones".
Sandra Bullock has been named "People" magazine's Most Beautiful Woman of the Year. Not surprisingly, her idea of beauty has nothing to do with looks. She says, quote, "Be a good person, be a good mom, do a good job with the lunch, let someone cut in front of you who looks like they're in a bigger hurry. The people I find most beautiful are the ones who aren't trying."
"OK!" magazine says George and Amal Clooney are expecting a baby. Clooney's rep says, quote, "The story is made up."
Robert Downey Jr. got upset when a British journalist tried to ask him questions about his past drug abuse. He said, "Bye," cut the interview short, and left. The guy apologized, and Downey said, quote, "It's okay . . . You seem okay, it's just getting a little Diane Sawyer."
A woman has sued Mila Kunis . . . claiming that she stole a chicken named "Doggie" from her. She claims she was Mila's best friend back in the Ukraine, and when they were in the first grade, Mila stole her pet chicken . . . so she wants $5,000 in damages. Mila made a video mocking the whole thing.
The script for the "Fifty Shades of Grey" sequel, "Fifty Shades Darker", will be written by author Niall Leonard, who just happens to be the husband of "Fifty Shades" author E.L. James. James' meddling in the movies has been blamed for director Sam Taylor-Johnson and screenwriter Kelly Marcel leaving the franchise.
Quentin Alexander was eliminated on "American Idol" last night. Sadly, he did not react by saying it was whack.
Mary-Kate and Ashely Olsen might actually be interested in the new "Full House" series. Mary-Kate says, quote, "I guess we're going to talk to the creators and see what's happening . . . and Ashley says she's going to call Bob Saget and "get his perspective."
ABC's upcoming live-action "Muppets" revival is going to be "more adult", with a "30 Rock" feel. It'll be a "mockumentary", going behind the scenes as the Muppets create a new TV show.
Paul Walker’s orange Supra from the original "Fast and the Furious" is hitting the auction block next month. It's expected to fetch $200,000.
BET is doing a show with Kelly Rowland. It's yet another reality singing competition called "Chasing Destiny". This one is only for women, and it sounds like Kelly is judging.
ON TV TONIGHT
"Lip Sync Battle" . . . 10:00 P.M. on Spike. This week's it's Terry Crews vs. Mike Tyson.
“Grey’s Anatomy” . . . 8 P.M. on ABC.
“Scandal” . . . 9 P.M. on ABC.
Kelly Clarkson, Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor, and John Legend will perform at the "Billboard Music Awards" on May 17th.
There will be another "Transformers" movie in 2017.
Okay, so it looks pretty official: Bruce Jenner was photographed standing outside his Malibu home . . . in a dress. Bruce's interview with Diane Sawyer airs Friday night on ABC.
Kylie Jenner had to respond after pictures of idiotic kids literally busting open their lips doing the "Kylie Jenner Challenge" started hitting the web. They are suctioning the crap out of their lips with bottles and shot glasses to achieve the plumped up Kylie Jenner look. She said, quote, "I'm not here to try & encourage people/young girls to look like me or to think this is the way they should look. I want to encourage people/young girls like me to be yourself & not be afraid to experiment w your look."
The dog Paris Hilton used to cart around in her purse has died. She was a Chihuahua named Tinkerbell, and she was 14. Paris said, quote, "I will miss her and think about her the rest of my life. I love you Tinky, you are a legend and will never be forgotten."
Former "Voice" coaches Gwen Stefani, Usher, and Cee Lo are returning as advisers on next Monday's show.
Joshua Davis was saved on last night's episode of "The Voice" by the Twitter Instant Save. He's the only person left now on Adam's team. Deanna Johnson from Team Adam and Rob Taylor from Team Christina were eliminated.
The Kurt Cobain documentary "Montage of Heck" features a previously unreleased recording of Kurt playing an acoustic version of the Beatles song "And I Love Her". It leaked online yesterday . . . but it was quickly pulled down for copyright reasons.
Lindsay Lohan thought she was writing "You're Beautiful" in Arabic on Instagram. But several followers pointed out that what she really wrote was "You're a Donkey." She took it down.
Ewan McGregor will play Lumiere, the candlestick, in the live-action "Beauty and the Beast" movie . . . and Stanley Tucci will play Cadenza, a grand piano that was not in the animated movie.
Fox Sports NASCAR announcer Steve Byrnes lost his battle with cancer.
ON TV TONIGHT
"American Idol" . . . 8:00 P.M. on Fox.
“Survivor: Worlds Apart” . . . 8 P.M. on CBS.
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s grandmother gave an update on her condition yesterday: She's no longer in a medically induced coma, but she has irreversible brain damage and she's still unresponsive.
Ariana Grande and Big Sean have broken up. Their reps confirmed it. Sources say they mutually decided to uncouple because their touring schedules are going to keep them apart for the next year.
Lawyers for Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin filed their divorce papers yesterday.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have been married two and a half months, and "People" says they're already living separate lives. In fact, word has it that their troubles started even before the wedding.
Miley Cyrus and Patrick Schwarzenegger might have broken up.
Netflix has ordered 13 episodes of a Full House spinoff, titled Fuller House, that will follow D.J. (Candace Cameron Bure), who now has three sons, her sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin), and her longtime best friend Kimmy (Andrea Barber). It’s set to be released in 2016.
Madonna got called out for texting during a play. When “Hamilton” star, author and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda took the stage at the end of the show, urging the audience to donate money to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, he mentioned that there was someone in the audience who could afford to pay a lot for something he was auctioning off — someone who did a lot of texting.
Jon Stewart announced that his last "Daily Show" will air on August 6th.
Patti LaBelle went home on "Dancing with the Stars".
Check out a new trailer for "Jurassic World".
Channing Tatum left his bag in a taxi in New York City on Saturday, and decided to test the powers of social media to get it back. He asked his followers on Twitter to look for it . . . and he got it back. But he didn't specifically say that it was returned by someone who saw his Tweet.
Roseanne Barr is going blind. She says, quote, "I have macular degeneration and glaucoma. So [pot] is good for me for that because I have pressure in my eyes . . . my vision is closing in now."
"The Lego Movie Sequel" has been given a release date of May 18th, 2018.
Motley Crue has announced 21 more dates for their tour this fall.
ON TV TONIGHT
"The Voice" . . . 8:00 P.M. on NBC. The Top 8 is revealed.
"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." . . . 9:00 P.M. on ABC.
"Furious 7" has made history as the fastest movie ever to hit $1 billion . . . reaching the mark just 17 days after it was released. The previous record was 19 days. It also topped the box office for a third straight weekend with $29.1 million.
Justin Timberlake posted the first photo of Jessica Biel with their new son Silas yesterday.
Bobby Brown stunned his audience during a concert on Saturday when he told the crowd that “Bobbi is awake. She’s watching me.” On one hand, if you take the comment at face value it seems like he’s saying Bobbi Kristina is out of the coma that she’s been in since January 31st. But when Bobby says “She’s watching me,” it sounds like something other than consciousness.
This year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony went down Saturday night, and the highlights included Yoko Ono calling Ringo Starr the, quote, "most influential Beatle" . . . Ringo advising young bands to make a pact saying they'll own up to it when they pass gas .
Sources say Tim Tebow will be announced as a Philadelphia Eagle today.
Nicki Minaj’s ex-boyfriend is denying he leaked nude photos of her.
See ya’ later Derulo! It looks like Jordin Sparks is dating rapper Sage The Gemini.
William Shatner says he may write a book about his longtime friend Leonard Nimoy.
Some leaked Sony emails show that when Ben Affleck was a subject of the show "Finding Your Roots", he wanted them to hide the fact that he had a slave-owning ancestor. The show did ignore it, but they now say it's because they wanted to focus on more interesting parts of his family history.
Showbiz death came in threes, with the passing of "Just Got Paid" singer Johnny Kemp, "Good Times" actor Ben Powers, and Jonathan Crombie from the "Anne of Green Gables" movies.
NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar underwent quadruple bypass surgery last Thursday. He's expected to make a full recovery.
Miranda Lambert won three trophies at last night's ACMs, including Top Female Artist. Luke Bryan took home Entertainer of the Year, and Cole Swindell was named Top New Artist.
ON TV TONIGHT
"Dancing with the Stars" . . . 8:00 P.M. on ABC.
"The Voice" . . . 8:00 P.M. on NBC. The Top 10 perform.
"Time" magazine has released its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People. The celebrities who made it this year include Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, Bradley Cooper, Emma Watson, Kevin Hart, comedian John Oliver, and "Orange Is the New Black" star Laverne Cox.
ESPN suspended reporter Britt McHenry for one week, after video of her going off on a parking lot attendant hit the Web. She insulted the woman's job, her weight, her teeth, and her education level, all in a span of just seconds.
A new "Star Wars" trailer was unveiled yesterday. It begins with a voiceover by Luke Skywalker, and ends with Harrison Ford as Han Solo, side-by-side with Chewbacca, saying, quote, "Chewie . . . we're home."
A new "Batman v. Superman" trailer leaked yesterday.
CBS will air colorized episodes of ‘I Love Lucy’ in May! The network will run the show to fill scheduling holes created as TV series end their seasons. The show will air starting on May 17.
On two full-sized billboards in Los Angeles, Ellen DeGeneres can be seen shilling for her new (and totally fake) plumbing business and showing a lot more flesh than usual. This is the latest prank from her rival Matt Lauer!
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have apparently conquered their issues, including his battle with throat cancer and her struggles with bipolar disorder. And Michael said on "Ellen" yesterday that they're "stronger than ever."
Ryan Gosling is in talks to star with Harrison Ford in the "Blade Runner" sequel.
On "The Price is Right" today, the audience will be full of engaged couples, and Drew Carey will marry them. Officially.
Kim Richards from "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" was arrested for being a drunken train wreck at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
The NFL is reinstating Adrian Peterson today.
Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher had a boy . . . and they named him Montgomery Moses Brian Baron Cohen.
People have been calling baseball "America's pastime" since 1856. But now, 67% of Americans say football is now the national pastime.
ON TV THIS WEEKEND
Saturday at 9:00 p.m. on TV Land: "The 2015 TV Land Awards".
Sunday at 9:00 p.m. on HBO: "Game of Thrones".