April 16, 2014

Apr 16, 2014 -- 10:29am

Miley Cyrus was hospitalized yesterday in Kansas City due to a severe allergic reaction to some kind of medication.  She had to cancel a gig at the city's Sprint Center because of it.  She seems okay though.  Last night she Tweeted a picture of herself in her hospital bed with a toy octopus.

Paul Walker’s younger brothers have been hired to serve as stand-ins for him in "Fast & Furious 7".  The producers say, quote, "Having them on set has made us all feel that Paul is with us too." 

Next Tuesday, Stephen Colbert will be a guest on "The Late Show with David Letterman" . . . the show he's taking over sometime next year.  Meanwhile, CBS is denying rumors that Chelsea Handler is taking over for Craig Ferguson at 12:30.

There's still no official word on the status of AC/DC.  "Billboard" magazine claims rumors that they're retiring because guitarist Malcolm Young is gravely ill are NOT true.  But an Australian rock singer who's known Malcolm for years says it IS true.

The "New York Post" claims Beyoncé and Jay Z are going on tour together this summer.

The NCAA Championship Game came in at #1 in the ratings with 21.2 million viewers.  Meanwhile, the MTV Movie Awards had 2.8 million viewers, and the season finales of "Suits" and "Justified" had 2.4 million.   

"Glee" creator Ryan Murphy says the show will jump forward in time for its sixth and final season.  He also says it will directly involve only a handful of core characters, although, quote, "Anybody who wants to come back can come back."

TMZ got some pictures of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez together at Coachella.

Rosie O’Donnell is NOT a fan of Lindsay Lohan’s new reality show.  She Tweeted, quote, "The Lindsay show is a tragedy . . . on every level.  I hope one day she gets sober for real and watches these episodes, and sees what we all do." 

Tracy Morgan is concerned about his "30 Rock" co-star Alec Baldwin because he's losing jobs and getting in fights with the paparazzi.  Tracy's advice to Alec is, quote, "Chill out, raise your family and enjoy your wife and your daughter.  The paparazzi do what they do, man.  They have a job, too." 

Comedian Artie Lange was hospitalized in Michigan yesterday after going into diabetic shock.  He Tweeted a picture of himself in his hospital bed, and captioned it, quote, "In the hospital outside of Detroit after going into diabetic shock.  Trying to get better.  Sorry for missing gigs." 

Jaden Smith will play a cross-dressing slave named "Onion" in "The Good Lord Bird", based on the novel of the same name by James McBride.  It's about a young slave who ends up aiding the efforts of abolitionist John Brown . . . who'll be played by Live Schreiber.

Get ready, comedians . . . there's talk that Sarah Palin might run for Senate. 

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are teaming up again for "Border Guards", about two guys who accidentally get stranded in Mexico while trying to protect the border.  They previously teamed up for "Step Brothers" and "Talladega Nights". 

Brandy and her fiancé broke up. 

Michael Strahan made his "Good Morning America" debut yesterday.

Is Maya Rudolph the next Carol Burnett?  She's doing a one-hour variety show on NBC in May.  Guests will include Andy Samberg, Kristen Bell, Fred Armisen, Chris Parnell, Craig Robinson and Sean Hayes. 

 

ON TV TONIGHT

"American Idol" . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Fox.  The seven finalists perform songs selected by their competitors.

"Deal With It" . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on TBS.

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