Some names that were left off the Oscars' "In Memoriam" segment included Andy Griffith, Phyllis Diller, Larry Hagman, Sherman Hemsley and Conrad Bain. But it can be argued that they're all primarily TV people. And last year's Emmys did honor Andy, Phyllis and Sherman. Larry and Conrad died AFTER the broadcast, so it's pretty much a lock that both of them will make this year's Emmy "In Memoriam" rundown.
The family of "Selena" star Lupe Ontiveros is incredibly upset she was left out of last night's "In Memoriam" presentation at the Oscars ... despite appearing in dozens of major films over the past 30 years. Ontiveros -- who passed away in July 2012 -- had roles in "Real Women Have Curves", "As Good as it Gets", and "The Goonies" ... but is best known for her role as Yolanda Saldivar, the woman who murdered Selena. Ontiveros' son Elias tells TMZ ... the whole family gathered to watch the awards show -- and was "disappointed" Lupe wasn't given her proper due
This year's Oscars were watched by 40.3 million people. That's up slightly from last year's 39.3 million viewers.
This is kind of scary, but the Academy says that when MICHELLE OBAMA read the Oscar winner for Best Picture, she was the first person who opened that envelope. Yes, that's how it's always done, but wouldn't you think they'd make an exception for the First Lady and screen the damn thing for, like, anthrax or something? The Secret Service declined to comment.
BEN AFFLECK reportedly shaved off his beard after "Argo" won Best Picture. A source says, quote, "He did it to mark the end of a chapter. It had that ceremonial quality to it."
The most-Tweeted Oscar moments were "Argo's" Best Picture win, ADELE singing "Skyfall" and JENNIFER LAWRENCE winning Best Actress
CHRIS BROWN talks about assaulting RIHANNA in a new interview with the British tabloid "The Mirror". He says, quote, "That night was the deepest regret of my life, the biggest mistake. But she loves me . . . what can I say? I'm forgiven. But, yes, I worked hard for it."
JANET JACKSON got married last year. (???) It's not clear how they kept it a secret this long, but Janet and her husband, a Qatari businessman named Wissam Al Mana, made the announcement yesterday.-They said, quote, "The rumors regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony.-"Our wedding gifts to one another were contributions to our respective favorite children's charities. We would appreciate that our privacy is respected and that we are allowed this time for celebration and joy."Janet and Wissam had been dating about two years.
CHRISTINA APPLEGATE got married recently in a private ceremony, according to her rep. The lucky guy is MARTYN LENOBLE, one of the founding members of the band PORNO FOR PYROS.-They've been together four years, and have a 2-year-old daughter.
DENISE RICHARDS got all motherly on CHARLIE SHEEN Sunday night on Twitter. Charlie was posting pictures of himself hanging out with friends, and Denise told him, quote, "Time to pack it in and GO TO BED you have a 5:30am call . . . 3 1/2 hrs so get your ass up to your room." And after he posted a picture of himself holding a bottle of wine, she said, quote, "Charles . . . not to be a buzzkill . . . But this is the point where the night can go sideways."
MARK WAHLBERG was offered the part of Captain Kirk's dad in J.J. ABRAMS' first "Star Trek" movie, but he turned it down because he DIDN'T GET IT. He says, quote, "I tried to read the script, but I couldn't understand the words or dialogue or anything. Then I saw the movie and I was like, 'Holy [crap] . . . I probably wouldn't pass up an opportunity to work with J.J. again."
This doesn't sound like the BEST idea: TMZ says ANDY DICK will be on "Dancing with the Stars" this season. Of course, Andy has been a fairly big trainwreck over the past few years . . . and this show is LIVE . . . so this might not end well.Anyway, Andy was supposedly on the set yesterday, along with "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star LISA Vanderpump and comedian D.L. HUGHLEY. So if this is true, they're on the show, too.ABC will officially reveal the cast on "Good Morning America" TODAY. We know football player Jacoby Jones is doing it. The other rumored celebrities include: Kellie Pickler, Wynonna Judd, Aly Raisman, Sean Lowe and Victor Ortiz.
Last week, we heard MICHAEL JACKSON'S oldest son, 16-year-old PRINCE MICHAEL, had lined up a gig as a "special correspondent" for "Entertainment Tonight". Now, he's landed a guest spot on "90210".-Prince Michael will make his acting debut on the show's season finale, which airs sometime in May. He's playing a character named Cooper . . . "a trauma victim, who bonds with Jessica Stroup's character, Erin Silver."
TRENT REZNOR is bringing NINE INCH NAILS back for a massive tour, which will begin this summer. There aren't any dates yet. Trent says the band is "re-inventing itself from scratch," and will include ERIC AVERY from JANE'S ADDICTION and ANDREW BELEW from KING CRIMSON
MUMFORD & SONS' second album, "Babel", won Album of the Year at the Grammys. But the band says their next album will have a slightly different sound.BEN LOVETT says, quote, "[The first] two albums are like 'brothers.' [We'd like to] do something that's a 'cousin.'"
The unedited master of Kim Kardashian's sex tape -- Kim K Superstar -- almost burned up over the weekend in a raging fire at Vivid Entertainment ... TMZ has learned.The master -- think of it as the Mona Lisa of sex tapes -- was secured in a safe inside Vivid honcho Steve Hirsch's office. When the blaze erupted Saturday night ... Hirsch was miles away at an L.A. Clippers game.Hirsch got the 911 call and bailed immediately, because the safe not only contains Kim's tape but every unedited master of every celebrity sex tape in Vivid's stable, including the ones starring Kendra Wilkinson, Pam and Tommy Lee, Jimi Hendrix, Vince Neil, Tom Sizemore, and Chyna.Fear not ... because Hirsch made it just in the nick of time. The safe was singed but the contents were intact.
Neal Schon just scored a big victory over his ex-wife -- a judge not only shut down her attempt to milk an extra $2,758/month out of the Journey guitarist, but also suggested she get a degree and support herself ... TMZ has learned. According to court documents, Amber Schon wanted Neal to up his $3,000/month in child support to $5,758.90/month. Amber and Neal have 2 minor children ... Aja and Sophia.But a family court judge in Minnesota -- where they were divorced in 2007 -- recently ruled against Amber, saying the requested increase was "intended primarily to upgrade her own standard of living."And what a standard ... according to the documents, Amber's annual expenses include $7,200 for clothing, $5,760 for a storage locker, and $9,600 for birthday parties.But the most shocking expense -- $2,400 on postage! Apparently, someone hasn't heard of email.In the docs, the judge says Amber could be earning up to $36,000/year on her own ... if she'd just complete her teaching degree -- and added it's not Neal's fault she failed to "obtain any kind of employment."Neal tells TMZ, "My concern is with my children and I'm infuriated they are being exploited and used to extort money from me."
Ivanka Trump has become the target of another creepy stalker — a homeless Manhattan man was busted for following her around town and demanding to talk to her, cops said. John Enabit, 32, has allegedly been popping up outside the 31-year-old married mom’s home, as well as lurking around other places where she was appearing in the city, and insisting that he needed to talk to her, sources said.When Enabit allegedly showed up near Trump on the Upper East Side at around 7 p.m. Friday, he was charged with stalking.Enabit, who has no previous busts, has since been released on bail.
“Fifty Shades of Grey” author E L James rubbed shoulders with Hollywood at Vanity Fair’s Oscar party, but despite speculation, told us she’s yet to cast the anticipated movie.“We don’t even have a filmmaker . . . so we are still a long way away from casting. I have some ideas . . . but it may not be who people expect,” James said. Sources say agents at Graydon Carter’s bash were “lining up to meet James to pitch their actors” for the hit book trilogy. James told us her next book will not be as racy. “It won’t be nearly so raunchy — and I will probably write it under another name,” she quipped.
Russell Brand hasn't been shy about his checkered past; he even wrote openly about his sex and drug addictions in his memoirs "My Booky Wook" and "Booky Wook 2." And in a web chat with British celebrity news site Heatworld last week, Brand hinted that he will likely touch on his 2011 divorce from Katy Perry in a future book."I will write more Booky Wooks, I love writing those Booky Wooks and there's a lot to cover," he said. "Maybe I'll wait until I get married again or have more children before I write any more. You can't write things about your life and not include things that happened in your life."Brand filed for divorce from Perry in December 2011 after only 14 months of marriage. They finalized the divorce in July 2012. Since the split, Brand has been romantically linked to a number of woman including Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and Jordana Brewster's younger sister Isabella. Perry has been dating John Mayer on and off since they were first spotted together in July 2012.
Simon Cowell has confirmed that he and Carmen Electra have called it quits.The couple announced their romance in December, but haven't been photographed together much since then. "I'm now a single man. We spent time together and she is so much fun," Cowell told Sunday People of Electra, 40, according to the Daily Mail, adding, "But I'd like to find a girlfriend ... I'm happy, but I'd like to find a girlfriend."The 53-year-old admits he likes British women, but hasn't spotted any one in particular he'd like to date. Then again, he has confessed that he's not looking for something serious."She's not my girlfriend. We're people who date," the "X Factor" mentor told Ryan Seacrest about his relationship with Electra. "She's adorable, isn't she?"Cowell's last relationship prior to Electra was with makeup artist Mezhgan Hussainy. The pair ended their engagement last year.
--"Betty White's Off Their Rockers" . . . 8:00 to 8:30 P.M. on NBC. Nick Cannon guest stars.
--"Celebrity Wife Swap" [2nd Season Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on ABC. Kate Gosselin and Kendra Wilkinson swap lives for a week.
--"Raising Hope" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Fox. Jaime Pressly, Ethan Suplee and Hilary Duff guest star.
--"Parade's End" [Mini-Series - Parts 1 & 2] . . . 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on HBO. Rebecca Hall, "Sherlock's" Benedict Cumberbatch, and Adelaide Clemens from "Silent Hill: Revelations" star in this five part World War I drama.
ABC unveiled the "Dancing With the Stars" cast for Season 16 on the Tuesday, Feb. 26 edition of "Good Morning America."The celebrities competing for the Mirror Ball trophy are ...
"Dancing With the Stars" Season 16 premieres SMonday, March 18 at 8:00 p.m. on ABC. The first results show airs Tuesday, March 26 at 9 p.m.
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