April 4th

Apr 04, 2013 -- 9:48am

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's official,  Jimmy Fallon will take over for Jay Leno on the "Tonight Show" sometime next spring. Leno  released a statement saying,  "Congratulations Jimmy.  I hope you're as lucky as me and hold on to the job until you're the old guy.  If you need me, I'll be at the garage." Also, as rumored the "Tonight Show" will be moving from Los Angeles to New York. There's no official word who will replace Fallon on "Late Night", but there's been talk that "Saturday Night Live's" Seth Meyers may be at the top of the list.

DAVID LETTERMAN had a lot of fun with the most recent NBC "Tonight Show" shake-up on the "Late Show" last night.  He even did a JAY LENO-themed Top 10 list called "Things We'll Miss About Jay Leno."

 Not surprisingly, JAY LENO and JIMMY FALLON both commented on the "Tonight Show" insanity in their monologues last night . . . but what IS a little surprising, is that CONAN O'BRIEN wouldn't even joke about it.  He just congratulated Fallon . . . and said he was perfect for it.

HEATHER MORRIS from "Glee" is pregnant.  We think.  The story is all over the Internet, but so far it's only coming from a so-called "source", who says, quote, "She's a little more than three months along and starting to show."-The father is Heather's longtime boyfriend Taylor Hubbell, whom she met in high school.  The source says, quote, "It was totally unexpected, but they are incredibly happy and excited."  (--Heather is 26.) -Heather . . . who plays the airheaded cheerleader Brittany on "Glee" . . . has spoken before about her desire to settle down with Taylor and have kids.  She once said, quote, "I love acting, but if it affects my relationship, then I won't continue."

The "New York Post" says MATT DAMON and his wife Luciana Barroso will renew their vows a week from this Saturday in St. Lucia.  They reportedly spent $1 million to rent out an entire five-star Caribbean resort for the occasion. Guests will include George Clooney and Stacy Keibler, and Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. (--Matt and Luciana got hitched at city hall in 2005.)

During his Oscar acceptance speech, BEN AFFLECK made a comment about his marriage to JENNIFER GARNER being "work", and some people took it as an indication that they're having marital problems.  But Jennifer says, quote, "I think he was saying, 'Look, what we have is really real and I value it above all and I'm in it with you and I know you are in it with me.'  That's the way I took it."

ROGER EBERT is battling cancer again.  This time it's in his hip.  He says, quote, "I am not going away.  My intent is to continue to write selected reviews but to leave the rest to a talented team of writers handpicked and greatly admired by me."

JUSTIN BIEBER says he only has about FOUR close friends, because he can't trust most people.  Quote, "They don't see me as Justin Bieber, but just see me as Justin."  And he says the haters can just keep on hating . . . quote, "Every time a hater visits my YouTube page, I get, like, four cents.  So tell the haters to keep hating, keep commenting, because I'm making money."

 

 

Five schools in western Norway have rescheduled their midterm exams to allow students to attend upcoming Justin Bieber concerts in the capital, the country's Ministry of Education and Research said Wednesday. The Canadian pop star is scheduled to perform in the Norwegian capital on April 16 and 17 — stoking fears that some students in remote schools will skip midterm exams scheduled to take place at the same time.

When it comes to movie pages on Facebook, there are none more popular than "Harry Potter".The official "Harry Potter" page has more than 60 MILLION likes.  The closest contender is "Avatar", which is just shy of 40 million likes.

#1.)  "Harry Potter" . . . more than 60 million

#2.)  "Avatar" . . . almost 40 million

#3.)  "The Twilight Saga" . . . almost 39 million

 #4.)  "Titanic" . . . almost 38 million

 #5.)  "Shrek" . . . almost 37 million

#6.)  "Toy Story" . . . about 31.5 million

 #7.)  "Jackass" . . . more than 26 million

#8.)  "The Fast and the Furious" . . . almost 26 million

#9.)  "The Hangover" . . . 23 million

#10.)  "Transformers" . . . just over 20 million

A new trailer for the "Hunger Games" sequel "Catching Fire" will premiere during the "MTV Movie Awards" on April 14th.

In a recent interview with "Entertainment Tonight", HARRISON FORD talked about filming his part in "Anchorman 2".  He called the experience "bizarre", then proceeded to forget his co-stars' names.-He said his scene didn't include the whole cast, just, quote, "What's-his-name and the applesauce girl."  He was referring to WILL FERRELL and CHRISTINA APPLEGATE, of course.  (--And he might have been joking, but it's hard to tell.) It sounds like Harrison's part is pretty small, because he also said it only took a day to film, and that if they didn't like it, quote, "it'd be easy enough to cut out.  I don't think it's critical."

 

 

 

 

A New Zealand moviegoer got his money back for the TOM CRUISE movie "Jack Reacher", because there was a scene in the trailer that wasn't in the finished film.  The guy complained to his country's Advertising Standards Authority, and Paramount Pictures actually refunded his money.

The 911 call made by the man who discovered the body of "Buckwild" star SHAIN GANDEE has hit the Internet.  Also, the production companies behind the show have offered to cover his funeral expenses.  A public service will be held on Saturday.

A Paramus man has filed charges against two cast members of the Real Housewives of New Jersey after a sink-throwing brawl left blood on the walls at the Saturday grand opening of a Ridgewood clothing boutique, Patch has learned.More than 100 guests were at the opening of Real Housewives regular Kim DePaola's Posche 2, including the show's cast and crew, when the drama broke out. Moxie Salon co-owner Jennifer Dunn confirmed a fight broke out after a guest, identified as Johnny Karagiorgis, 38, of Paramus, allegedly made fun of the autistic son of cast member Jacqueline Laurita and her husband Christopher. Posche 2 is in the same space that houses Moxie Salon's yet-to-open second location.Joe Gorga and Albie Manzo came to Christopher Laurita's aid during the confrontation and it led to a brawl between the Housewives men and Karagioris, Dunn said."It was a huge brawl. Three of Kim D's clothes racks were destroyed and three of our custom sinks were broken," Dunn told Patch Wednesday. "There was blood on the walls."One of the fight participants threw one of the sinks during the fight, Dunn said. Bravo's cameras were rolling and captured the tumult.

Actress Lena Headey -- aka evil Queen Cersei from "Game of Thrones" -- claims she's dead broke with "less than $5 in her bank account" ... and she desperately needs her tax refund to cover her living expenses.Headey opened up about her dire financial situation in new legal docs, obtained by TMZ, which she filed in response to her husband Peter Loughran's demands for half of their $46,000 tax refund from 2011 ... which technically could be community property from their marriage.Lena -- who filed for divorce from Peter last year -- says she needs $6,000 from that refund ASAP because she's barely scraping by, living off credit to make ends meet for her and their 2-year-old son.It's pretty shocking since she's currently a main character on one of the most popular shows on TV.Lena says she expects to receive acting income in the near future, but she needs the $6,000 advance from the refund right now.Lena says she's willing to give Peter $6,000 from the refund to cover his living expenses ... but she wants the rest placed into a two-signature blocked bank account pending a settlement.The judge denied Peter's emergency motion for half the money, and Lena's proposal got tossed out with it ... so it's still unclear how the exes will split the money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TV TONIGHT

--"American Idol" [Results Show] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Fox.  Music Guests:  Carrie Underwood and Casey James.

-"The Office" . . . 9:00 to 9:30 P.M. on NBC.  Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard guest stars as himself when Jim has an important meeting with him.

--"New Girl" . . . 9:00 to 9:30 P.M. on Fox.  Dermot Mulroney guest stars as Jess's former boyfriend.

--"Grey's Anatomy" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC.  One doctor may be the cause of several pre-op patients getting an infection and April confesses to Matthew.

--"Project Runway" . . . 9:00 to 10:30 P.M. on Lifetime.  "Dallas" star Jordana Brewster is the guest judge.

 

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