Hairspray Live entertained TV audiences across America on Wednesday night. The performance featured an A-list cast including Derek Hough, Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth, Martin Short and Jennifer Hudson.
Donald Trump has been named "Time" magazine's Person of the Year.
Ryan Reynolds was named "Entertainment Weekly's" 'Entertainer of the Year' - mainly for his work in "Deadpool".
"Ultralight Beam" by Kanye West topped a "USA Today" list of the 10 Best Songs of 2016.
"Blackstar" by David Bowie topped a "Rolling Stone" readers' poll on the favorite albums of the year. "Lemonade" by Beyoncé was next, followed by "Hardwired . . . to Self-Destruct" by Metallica.
"Forbes" says Johnny Depp is the 'Most Overpaid Actor of 2016'. Will Smith is second, followed by Channing Tatum.
A remake of "Little Shop of Horrors" is in development, and it's based on the 1986 musical version. Four years ago, there was a remake in the works with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, but there's no talk that he's involved in this one.
Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera might finally be doing a duet. There's some potential evidence that they're recording a remix of the Britney track "Do You Wanna Come Over".
Sia is leaving her husband of two years.
The Weeknd will perform on the season finale of "The Voice" on Tuesday.
There will be a series of concerts next month to celebrate what would have been David Bowie’s 70th birthday.
Some of Rihanna's fans were upset that she didn't get a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year or Song of the Year, and one fan made an Instagram post suggesting that she might have been intentionally overlooked so she didn't overshadow Beyoncé. Well, Rihanna liked that post and that got people talking about a possible feud. But Rihanna says she just was just liking the photo of herself on the post. She said, quote, "I never actually read your caption . . .”
Mariah Carey’s "All I Want for Christmas is You" tops a "Billboard" list of the most popular holiday songs. And Michael Buble’s "Christmas" is the top-selling Christmas album.
A "Jeopardy" contestant named Cindy Stowell died of cancer Monday, just a little over a week before her episode airs. She did know she was sick at the time of the taping this summer. The episode airs on Wednesday.
A judge denied a request by Brad Pitt to keep his child custody battle with Angelina Jolie private.
Disney's new "DuckTales" series will debut next summer.
Harlem Globetrotter Buckets Blake made a 583-foot shot from a tower in San Antonio. It was apparently the highest shot ever made in North America.
ON TV TONIGHT
"Thursday Night Football" at 8:30 p.m. on NBC. The Kansas City Chiefs host the Oakland Raiders.
"Taraji's White Hot Holidays" at 8:00 p.m. on Fox. Taraji P. Henson from "Empire" hosts this holiday special. It features performances from Pharrell, Missy Elliott, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg, TLC, and more.
Beyoncé is the first artist to be nominated in four Grammy Award genres in the same year . . . pop, rap, R&B, and rock. Her song "Don't Hurt Yourself" with Jack White is up for Best Rock Performance. CBS airs the Grammys on February 12th.
Back in October, Kanye West said that he'd boycott the Grammys if Frank Ocean wasn't nominated. And he wasn't because Frank chose not to submit his album for consideration. Kanye hasn't commented.
The New York Yankees will retire Derek Jeter’s #2 on May 14th of next year.
Twitter just put out a list of the year's most talked about topics and the top three were: #Rio2016, #Election2016, and #PokemonGo.
TMZ says Angelina Jolie may have accused Brad Pitt of child abuse because she wanted him to lose custody of their kids. Supposedly, she wants to take them all to London with her, so she can take a U.N. job that could someday lead to her being Secretary-General.
A family in Minnesota paid tribute to Prince with their Christmas light display.
"USA Today" made up a list of the 20 best Quarterbacks of All Time. Not surprisingly, Tom Brady is #1, followed by Joe Montana, Peyton Manning, Brett Favre, and Drew Brees.
Amy Schumer fought back against the haters who don't want her to star in a Barbie movie. She said, quote, "Is it fat shaming if you know you're not fat and have zero shame in your game? I don't think so. I am strong and proud of how I live my life."
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill sent Tim's mom into a Florida Walmart to pay off some $5,000 worth of layaways for people they didn't know. Each person then received a text telling them their bill had been paid.
Miley Cyrus won't have any singers competing in next week's finale of "The Voice". The finalists are Team Adam's Billy Gilman and Josh Gallagher, Team Blake's Sundance Head, Team Alicia's Wé McDonald.
Whoopi Goldberg is producing a drama for Bravo about a Harlem crime boss. And she might star in it.
British actor Peter Vaughan has died at the age of 93. He played Maester Aemon on "Game of Thrones".
Desiigner is facing a $500,000 lawsuit over a wrecked Ferrari. A rental company claims he totaled the car back in June . . . but Desiigner's people say this is the first that they've heard of the incident.
Former "Walking Dead" star Steven Yeun and the woman he married over the weekend are expecting a baby.
Sofia Vergara is now being sued on behalf of the frozen embryos she wants destroyed.
Disney turned the big ball in Epcot Center into the Death Star as a stunt to promote the upcoming movie “Rogue One”.
ON TV TONIGHT
"Hairspray Live!" at 8:00 p.m. on NBC. It stars Maddie Baillio, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Derek Hough, Martin Short, and Harvey Fierstein.
"Empire" at 9:00 p.m. on Fox.
Beyoncé leads the 2017 Grammy Awards nominations with nine nods, including album of the year. Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West each have eight nominations apiece. The awards show will air live from Los Angeles' Staples Center on February 12th.
The "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" was on TV last night. Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, and The Weeknd performed.
IMDB released a list of the most searched celebrities of the year, and Margot Robbie from "Suicide Squad" is #1. Emilia Clarke from "Game of Thrones" is next, followed by Millie Bobby Brown from "Stranger Things".
"La La Land" tops "Rolling Stone's" annual list of the 20 Best Movies of the Year. "Manchester By the Sea" is #2, followed by "Moonlight".
'PewDiePie' is #1 on the annual "Forbes" list of the richest YouTubers for the second straight year. He made another $15 million over 12 months. Roman Atwood is second, he made $8 million.
Watch Madonna twerk in a preview for her appearance on "Carpool Karoake". It airs tomorrow night on "The Late Late Show with James Corden".
Chris Rock is launching his first standup tour in nine years.
Jimmy Kimmel is hosting the Oscars. And he and his wife are having a baby.
The "Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2" trailer was viewed 81 million times online in 24 hours on Youtube. It is now Marvel's biggest teaser ever and is the second most-watched trailer of any kind after "Captain America: Civil War."
Oprah gets the final interview with Michelle Obama as First Lady. It'll air December 19th on CBS.
Mariah Carey, DJ Khaled, Ciara, Fifth Harmony, and Mike Tyson will appear on a YouTube Christmas special.
Tom Hardy and Leonardo DiCaprio made a bet over whether or not Tom would get an Oscar nomination for "The Revenant". Tom lost the bet, so now he has to get a tattoo that says "Leo knows everything."
Netflix is adding 20 unscripted shows.
All 18 songs from The Weeknd’s new album "Starboy" have charted on the Hot 100. That's the most songs by one artist to be simultaneously on the chart since Drake’s record-breaking 20 back in May.
Drake celebrated his album "Views" going Quadruple Platinum on Instagram. That's the certification for selling four million copies.
The first season of HBO's "Westworld" averaged 12 million viewers a week, making it the most-watched first season of a show in HBO history. But Season Two won't be ready until at least 2018.
Florence Henderson’s death certificate says she was battling heart issues for 10 years before her death.
ON TV TONIGHT
"The Voice" results at 8:00 p.m. on NBC.
The fall finale of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." at 10:00 p.m. on ABC.
Rumors are saying that Kanye West went off the deep end because he started messing with the dosages of his medications.
A 49ers player was penalized for doing a snow angel in the end zone during a game against the Bears in Chicago. Meanwhile, a Green Bay Packer did a snow angel and didn’t get penalized.
"Moana" is the top movie in America for a second week, taking in $28.4 million. "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" was a distant second, with $18.5 million.
Amy Schumer will star in a live-action "Barbie" movie. And the movie is about everyone not being the same. It takes place in a world of "perfect" Barbies, where she's the different one.
TVGuide.com has a list of 'The 10 Best TV Shows of 2016,' and the Top Three are "The People v. O.J. Simpson", "Stranger Things", and "Better Call Saul".
During a charity event, Madonna told Sean Penn she would marry him again if he donated $150,000. She also told him, quote, "I'm still in love with you." She also showed her butt, and people think she might have gotten implants.
The first trailer for the "Guardians of the Galaxy" sequel has been released. Also, check out the trailer for "The Mummy", starring Tom Cruise.
A statue of Mr. Rogers was erected in his hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
Chad Michael Murray and Sarah Roemer are expecting a baby girl.
Jonah Hill was in a car wreck in downtown L.A. He is okay.
Elton John is denying retirement rumors.
Death came in twos this weekend. We lost Don Calfa from "Return of the Living Dead" and "Weekend at Bernies" . . . and Alice Drummond, who played the librarian in the original "Ghostbusters".
Former "Walking Dead" star Steven Yeun got married.
Cyndi Lauper and Billy Corgan teamed up for the old-school ballad "There's No Other (Like My Baby)" at a charity event over the weekend.
DJ Earworm released his annual 'United State of Pop' mashup. The featured songs include: "Starboy" by The Weeknd, "Don't Let Me Down" by The Chainsmokers, "Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake and more.
Jennifer Lawrence says she almost killed a guy during the making of one of the "Hunger Games" movies, because she was scratching her itchy butt on a boulder, and it rolled down the hill and almost crushed the sound guy.
The "Escape from New York" reboot is actually going to be a prequel.
ON TV TONIGHT
"Monday Night Football" at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN. The New York Jets host the Indianapolis Colts.
"The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" at 10:00 p.m. on CBS.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are parents again. Mila gave birth on Wednesday. There's no word on a name yet, but Ashton said they were having a boy back in October.
Instagram has a list of their 10 most-liked photos of 2016, and eight of them are of Selena Gomez. The other two are soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo.
The house in San Francisco that was used for "Full House" got sold back in August. And it turns out the guy who created the show is the one who bought it. He's planning to renovate it, and he might start renting it out to fans eventually.
"Rolling Stone's" list of the 20 Best TV Shows of 2016 is packed with stuff on cable and the streaming services. The FX shows "Atlanta" and "The People v. O.J. Simpson" are #1 and #2, followed by Netflix's "Stranger Things".
Ryan Lochte is still dealing with legal problems in Brazil, but the police reportedly offered to make the case go away if he paid them $20,000. There's no word if he's interested.
Pitbull just released his third fragrance . . . "Pitbull Cuba". He's from Miami, but his parents are Cuban. So it's inspired by his Cuban roots. There's a fragrance for men, and one for women.
Some images from the upcoming Lifetime movie about Britney Spears are online, and they're amusing. There's one of Natasha Bassett as Britney . . . one of Britney and "Justin Timberlake" . . . and one of the fake 'N Sync.
18-year-old singer Shawn Mendes posed shirtless for "Flaunt" magazine, and there's even video online.
Sources say Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick are back together. Sources also say Marc Anthony wants to get back together with Jennifer Lopez.
There's a video online of Gwyneth Paltrow going undercover, and "pranking" people by giving them bad spray tans.
Spotify released a lot of 'year-end' data yesterday, including the most-streamed artists and songs. The top male artist worldwide was Drake . . . the top female was Rihanna . . . the #1 song was Drake's "One Dance" . . . and the #1 album was Drake's "Views".
Recently retired Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is selling some vulgar ugly Christmas sweaters. They cost $34, and the proceeds benefit his children's charity.
A former NFL player named Joe McKnight was shot and killed in the New Orleans area after a "road rage incident." He was 28. And TMZ says the cops have a suspect in custody, but he hasn't been arrested.
Guns N' Roses did a show in Mexico City on Wednesday and they let a bunch of fans come onstage to destroy a massive Trump Piñata.
Luke Bryan saw a guy giving him the finger while he was performing at Wednesday's Volunteer Jam . . . so he asked him to approach the stage and then smacked him on the side of the head.
ON TV THIS WEEKEND
Saturday at 11:30 p.m. on NBC: Emma Stone hosts "Saturday Night Live" and Shawn Mendes performs.
Sunday at 8:30 p.m. on NBC: The Seattle Seahawks host the Carolina Panthers on "Sunday Night Football".
The big Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center was lit last night, and NBC televised it. Performers included Tori Kelly, Andy Grammer, Neil Diamond, Josh Groban, and more.
"Forbes" released their annual rundown of The World's Highest-Paid Musicians. Taylor Swift is #1 with $170 million. One Direction is second with $110 million. And Adele is third at $80.5 million.
"Rolling Stone" put out a list of 'The 50 Best Songs of the Year,' and "Formation" by Beyoncé is #1. Frank Ocean's "Ivy" is next . . . followed by "One Dance" by Drake.
Is Katy Perry wearing an engagement ring from Orlando Bloom? She was seen with a giant rock on her ring finger while with Bloom.
Mariah Carey is reportedly dating one of her backup dancers now.
Kanye West has been discharged from UCLA Medical Center, where he has been under heavy medical supervision since being admitted on Nov. 21. “He is home, getting some rest,” a source close to West confirms to People.
The "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" went down yesterday in Paris. It doesn't air on TV until Monday night. Irina Shayk walked in the runway show yesterday even though she's pregnant with Bradley Cooper’s baby!
Court papers show that Prince’s estate was worth $200 million.
Beyoncé released her video for "All Night".
Jamie Foxx is producing a "limited series" on the life of Marvin Gaye. There's no word yet when it'll air.
Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, and Radiohead will reportedly headline Coachella in 2017.
The Calvin Harris/Rihanna video "This Is What You Came For" has surpassed 1 billion views on YouTube.
Prince Harry met Rihanna at an event celebrating 50 years of independence for her home country of Barbados.
Don't expect Justin Bieber back on Instagram anytime soon. During a recent show he said, quote, "I don't wanna get my Instagram back. Instagram is for the devil . . . I think Hell is Instagram. I'm like 90% sure."
In addition to skipping the Nobel Prize ceremony, Bob Dylan is also missing a meeting with President Obama for American Nobel winners.
Neil Diamond is launching a 50th anniversary tour next year, starting with 39 dates in North America.
Paris Hilton is once again reminding us that her persona on "The Simple Life" was an act. She says she's a "hardworking businesswoman and entrepreneur," and no longer wants to be considered a "ditzy airhead."
ON TV TONIGHT
"Thursday Night Football" at 8:30 p.m. on NBC. The Minnesota Vikings host the Dallas Cowboys.
"DC's Legends of Tomorrow" at 8:00 p.m. on the CW. The big "Supergirl", "Flash", and "Arrow" crossover.