April 29, 2013


Rod Stewart and VEVO have partnered to share Rod’s very rare and intimate free concert performed for fans this past Thursday at legendary Troubadour in Los Angeles. The special concert in support of the release of his brand new album ‘Time’ is available to stream now on VEVO and YouTube at: http://vevo.ly/11sPJuW and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a50mkecnZxU.

To celebrate the release of ‘Time”, Rod gave 300 lucky fans a very up-close and personal concert where he performed 6 new songs from ‘Time’ and 4 classics (full set list below). The concert can be viewed globally in countries including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil,Spain and Italy.

The Hollywood Reporter advises “Check it out and you'll note that Stewart's pipes remain in fine form. His raspy, soulful voice never wavered during this too-brief 50-minute set (his first gig ever at the Troubadour), which featured six heartfelt songs from the new record as well as the Stewart staples "Forever Young," "Rhythm of My Heart," "You Wear It Well" and "Have I Told You Lately."’

Billboard raved “Rob Stewart Thrills at L.A. Club Show” and “Stewart’s signature smoky rasp has always been one of popular music’s great wonders, but on these new songs it displayed a richness that seemed commensurate with his emotional investment in them.”

‘Time’ marks Stewart’s long-awaited return to his songwriting roots and features 11 new songs which he wrote and produced. The album is Stewart’s 28th studio album and will be released May 7 in the U.S. and Canada. Rod Stewart has a busy release week lined up with confirmed appearances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on May 6th, “The Voice” on May 8th, “Good Morning America” on May 9th, and “Live With Kelly & Michael” and “Katie” on May 11th. Rod will also appear on “Entertainment Tonight” throughout the week and will visit The Howard Stern show on May 13th.

Troubadour Set List:

Can’t Stop Me Now
Forever Young
It’s Over
Rhythm Of My Heart
Finest Woman
Wear It Well
She Makes Me Happy
Have I Told You Lately
Brighton Beach
Sexual Religion

Elton John Calls Truce With Madonna

Sir Elton John has said that his nearly decade-long war of words with Madonna has come to an end.

The pair has been exchanging insults since 2004, when John, 66, accused Madonna of lip-syncing in her live concerts.

Even the 54-year-old's husband David Furnish criticised her directing career, declaring that "she should stick to what she's good at," during last year's Golden Globes ceremony,

But relations apparently hit rock bottom last August when Sir Elton told an Australian TV channel that Madonna "looks like a fairground stripper" and said that "her career is over - she's such a nightmare".

Earlier, John claimed that his comments were intended to be off the record, so when the feuding pop stars coincidentally dined at the same restaurant in France, a few days later, he felt obliged to apologise.

Now, he has told US television show Extra that he sent over a note as the Queen of Pop came to the restaurant.

John said that Madonna was very gracious and he apologised profusely because what he said should never have appeared in public.

"She accepted our apology and then we bought her dinner. She was really great about it. I was very relieved because she had every right to say 'I don't want to talk'," he said.

A few days later Madonna dedicated a song to him at a concert in Nice.

Monkees Announce 2013 Full Tour Dates!

The Monkees are returning to the road in July for a 24-date American tour they are dubbing “A Midsummer’s Night With the Monkees.” As was the case on their reunion tour in late 2012, it will feature surviving members Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork. “The reaction to the last tour was euphoric,” Micky Dolenz tells Rolling Stone. “It was pretty apparent there was a demand for another one.”

The show will present the Monkees’ songs in chronological order, utilizing archival video and photographs to tell their story. The evening begins with early hits like “Last Train to Clarksville” and “I’m a Believer” before focusing on their 1967 LP Headquarters and then wrapping up with material from their final albums, such as “Pleasant Valley Sunday” and “Listen to the Band.”

Last year’s Monkees tour marked the group’s first American concerts with Michael Nesmith since he left the group in 1970. (He did reunite with the group for a brief U.K. tour in 1997.) “We always kept his songs in the setlist,” says Dolenz. “But when he sings the leads it brings a whole different feel and dynamic to the band . . . The two of us had such a nice blend on those early records. It was two-part harmonies like the Everly Brothers.”

Michael Nesmith’s mother invented Liquid Paper and left him a considerable fortune when she passed away. He mostly stayed clear from the music world during the past few decades, but around 2011 he began playing small solo gigs. “I saw him with the Watkins Family at Largo a couple of years ago,” says Nesmith. “This is before the Monkees reunited in 2011, and before David [Jones] passed. Mike said to me, ‘I just started listening to my own songs. I realized that stuff wasn’t half bad. Then I just started picking up my guitar and playing a bit. It sounded pretty good.’”

Monkees fans erupted with euphoria when he returned to the stage last year. “That went a long way towards convincing him that people do want to see him again and hear his songs,” says Dolenz. “It’s almost like, ‘How can you not do it?’”

Davy Jones passed away in February of 2012, and the group’s tour later that year paid tribute to him many times throughout the night. “This time we probably won’t lean so heavily on the David situation,” says Dolenz. “I think we have to move on. Everybody has to move on. He’ll always be remembered and acknowledged, but possibly not as much as on that particular tour. We will, of course, still perform ‘Daydream Believer’ and all the other hits.”

There are no firm plans beyond these summer dates in America, but Dolenz expects the tour to keep going. “I can be frank and tell you we are thinking about taking it everywhere,” he says. “There’s always been interest in Japan, Eurasia and Australia and New Zealand. There’s a huge fan base in South America and Brazil in specific, which we’ve never really tapped into. There’s also talk about Europe and the U.K.”

The Monkees haven’t recorded a new album since 1996′s JustUs. “I’d love to make a new one,” says Dolenz. “We haven’t had any discussions about that beyond, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool to have a new one?’ We’re just taking this whole thing one step at a time.”

Tickets for the tour begin going on sale May 3rd. Here are the complete dates:

7/15 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
7/16 Citi Performing Arts Center, Boston, MA
7/17 Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ
7/19 NYCB Theatre at Westbury, Westbury, NY
7/20 Mann Music Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
7/21 Warner Theatre, Washington, D.C.
7/23 Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh, NC
7/24 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
7/26 St. Augustine Amphitheatre, St. Augustine, FL
7/27 Mizner Park Amphitheatre, Boca Raton, FL
7/28 Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL
7/31 Long Center, Austin, TX
8/1 Arena Theatre, Houston, TX
8/2 Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie, TX
8/3 Brady Theater, Tulsa, OK
8/5 Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO
8/9 Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
8/10 Green Valley Events Center, Henderson, NV
8/11 Humphreys, San Diego, CA
8/12 Terrace Theatre, Long Beach, CA
8/14 Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA
8/15 Uptown Theatre, Napa, CA
8/17 Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA
8/18 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR

Matt Damon Describes Difficulty in Filming at Garbage Dump

Actor Matt Damon battled disgusting conditions while shooting his new movie Elysium in the world's largest garbage dump as the actor was breathing in dust formed from feces.

The Bourne Identity star leads the cast of South African director Neill Blomkamp's new sci-fi film, set on a ravaged future Earth, which features scenes shot on location at a huge landfill site in Mexico.

Damon has revealed members of the film crew wore gas masks to protect themselves from the dust which swirled around the site, but the actors had to breath the foul air.

He says, "(It was) the toughest two weeks of shooting I've ever had... (We had to) literally eat s**t... It was explained to us that, like any dump anywhere in the world, the dust is actually comprised largely of fecal matter. After they tell you that the dust is all fecal matter, then they see what you're doing (on set), they go, 'You know, not your dust... all the other dust!' So, at the end of every day, as we'd wipe this stuff off, we'd be basically throwing these s**tty towels at each other."

Damon admits the cast and crew saw the funny side of the situation, adding, "For instance one of (the locations) was called Poo River. Literally, that was, 'OK, can we get everybody down to Poo River for scene 36?'"

However, the star insists the tough shoot was worth it: "Neill just said, 'Look, I know I can do a lot with a green screen... but I've never seen a giant set-piece in a sci-fi film in a setting like that'. Everybody on the crew recognized that it was a really good idea and it was going to be worth it. It's really one of the best sequences in the movie and I'm really proud of it."

April 27, 2013

Bowie Describes New Album With Bizarre 42-Word Statement

Reclusive singer David Bowie has broken his silence about his new album, titled "The Next Day", by releasing a bizarre 42-word statement summing up the record.

The icon's comeback was announced on his website on January 8, the day of his 66th birthday, but Bowie has not commented directly on his return to music until now.

A writer for TheRumpus.net reached out to the Ashes to Ashes hitmaker for a "work flow diagram" on his new album, and the star replied with 42 words.

Violence, identity, isolation and tyrant are among the descriptions used, and writer Rick Moody turned Bowie's statement into an article of more than 12,000 words.

Woman Loses Most Expensive Prize Ever On ‘Price Is Right’: Ferarri 458 Spider

The following article originally appeared on WallStreetInsanity.com

The Price Is Right has been giving away some sweet rides lately. For a while there, contestants were getting a string of el-cheapos like Geos and Kias. And don’t get me wrong, a new car is a new car. But don’t even try to tell me the suspense isn’t hella more incredible when the prize at stake is a Porsche, a Tesla or even a Farrari.

Frenzy ensued April 25 when one young contestant on the Price Is Right was offered the chance to win the most expense prize in the show’s history, the Ferrari 458 Spider. (Watch the clip here) The 560-horsepower V8 engine hardtop convertible is equipped with a seven-speed transmission. It features satellite radio, navigation, Bluetooth, as well as front and rear parking sensors. The car can go from 0 to 62 miles-per-hour in less than 3.4 seconds, and its aluminum hardtop can be lowered or raised in just 14 seconds.

All Therese had to do for the Ferrari to be hers was correctly arrange six numbers in the exact order. OK, it was a little trickier than all that. The Three Strikes Game requires a player to pull numbers out of sack and correctly place them in price of the car—in this case $285,716. But if Therese drew three “X” chips before she got the price right, game over. Therese struck out. Damn, it must have sucked to be her in that moment.

But is it more exciting to watch a contestant lose a dream car like a Ferrari Spider or win a lame-by-comparison prize like a Huyndai Elantra? Sure, maybe you can buy 20 Elantras for every Spider, but who cares if you lose in the end, right? Plus, what average Joe appearing on the Price is Right can even afford to drive a Ferrari if he actually won? No, Marc here definitely got the better end of the stick, and there was a shit-ton more celebration in the end.

Read more news at WallStreetInsanity.com

April 26, 2013

Jennifer Love Hewitt May Become New Judge on 'X-Factor'

Actress and singer  Jennifer Love Hewitt is reportedly in talks to become a new judge on the talent show The X-Factor.

Creator and judge Simon Cowell is said to be "very interested" in the star, while former Destiny's Child star Kelly Rowland, a former judge on the U.K. version of X Factor, and Reba McEntire are also in the running to become judges, according to UsMagazine.com.

Earlier this month, Cowell confirmed that both he and Demi Lovato would be returning for the show's third season, while Mario Lopez will be back as host.

His sidekick Khloe Kardashian will not return.

April 25, 2013

New Leonardo DiCaprio Special From Eventbookazines on Sale Now!

“I lived in every capital of Europe, collecting jewels, hunting big game, and painting a little,” Leonardo DiCaprio smoothly says as Jay Gatsby in the new film sensation The Great Gatsby-out May 10. The same sentiment of grandeur can be said for Leonardo DiCaprio’s own life.

In a changing world filled with one-hit actors and fleeting overnight celebrities, DiCaprio has remained on top as a Hollywood star in every sense of the word for the last fifteen years.

In 1998, when Titanic was christened the top grossing film of all time, there wasn’t a newsstand that didn’t feature his photograph on a magazine cover. Thanks to DiCaprio’s star making role in Titanic, Hollywood had found a new cinematic sensation.

Ever since his performance in Titanic, everything Leonardo touches turns to “gold,” and fortunately

for him, he has never been shy to make edgy film choices. With his recent back-to-back trio of critically acclaimed hit films—Inception, J. Edgar, and Django Unchained—and now the seasons highly anticipated The Great Gatsby (with The Wolf of Wall Street waiting in the wings), Leonardo is officially acknowledged as being a true “movie idol.”

With this lavishly illustrated Event Bookazines, New York Times best-selling DiCaprio biographer Mark Bego pens the ultimate publication leading you on the epic journey that has been the life of one of Hollywood’s most shining stars. This is a read for fans and enthusiasts alike. This is “Leonardo DiCaprio”.

Reese Witherspoon Glad To Be Home With Family After Arrest

In the wake of her surprising arrest, Reese Witherspoon is glad to be back home in L.A. with her children.

"She is happy to be home with her kids again. She didn't feel good about being away from them after the news of her arrest broke," says a source. "Her kids are everything to her."

People magazine reports Witherspoon called Ava, 13, and Deacon, 9, - her children with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe – to tell them what happened before it hit the news. Witherspoon is also mom to 7-month-old Tennessee with husband Jim Toth.

The 37-year-old actress was arrested in Atlanta on Friday, April 19 for disorderly conduct after she mouthed off to an officer and refused to listen to his instructions as he arrested Toth, 42, for drunk driving. A source close to the couple says they are “evaluating” their actions. “It was a really bad decision on both their parts and trust me, they're evaluating that and they will make damn sure it doesn't happen again,” says the source.

Witherspoon, who was in Atlanta to film The Good Lie, issued an apology soon after her arrest. “Out of respect for the ongoing legal situation, I cannot comment on everything that is being reported right now. But I do want to say, I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said," she said. "It was definitely a scary situation and I was frightened for my husband, but that is no excuse. I was disrespectful to the officer who was just doing his job. The words I used that night definitely do not reflect who I am. I have nothing but respect for the police and I'm very sorry for my behavior."

Illegal Narcotics Found On Justin Bieber Tour Bus

Swedish police confirm a small amount of illegal narcotics were found on Justin Bieber’s tour bus in a raid Wednesday night. Stockholm police spokesman Varg Gyllander did not specify what kind of drugs was found.

The bus was outside a Stockholm hotel when an officer noticed a suspicious odor emanating from the vehicle. The officer contacted the narcotics unit, who then raided the bus when it was parked at Stockholm’s Global Arena. A stun gun was confiscated along with the drugs. Neither Bieber, 19, nor his team were on board the bus at the time of the search.

Police press officer Lars Bystrom tells Us Weekly magazine no one will be charged since the bus was empty and the drugs can’t be linked to a suspect. "The drugs have been sent for analysis and the stun gun has been seized, however because at the time of the raid the bus was empty, no suspects have been linked to the findings. We do not have any concrete suspicions against any specific individual," Bystrom explained. "There are no hearings planned over this. Myself and my colleagues are confident in this decision."

Bieber has not directly commented on the raid, but on Thursday he indicated on Twitter that the latest round of rumors about him are not true. "Some of the rumors about me . . . where do people even get this stuff," he wrote. "Whatever . . . back to the music."

The singer arrived in Finland on Thursday. He will perform at the Helsinki Arena Friday night.

Jane Fonda Will Cement Hands and Feet Next to Father's

Actress Jane Fonda will cement her place in Hollywood history this weekend during a special hand and footprint ceremony at the fabled Chinese Theatre.

The Oscar winner will make her mark outside the famous Los Angeles landmark on Saturday, just steps away from where her actor father Henry Fonda left his imprint.

She tells the Associated Press, "I am very, very excited. I thought probably I would die and this would never happen. I'm just really thrilled that it actually is happening and not only that, but I get to put my hand and footprints right next to my father... I'm just so happy I'll probably cry."

After the ceremony, the 75 year old will present a special screening of On Golden Pond, the 1981 movie she shot with her dad, as part of Hollywood's Classic Film Festival.

April 24, 2013

Backstreet Boys - Backstreet Boys Join The Hollywood Walk of Fame!

The Backstreet Boys unveiled their Hollywood star on the Walk of Fame yesterday (22.04.13).

The Backstreet Boys celebrated after receiving a Hollywood star on the Walk of Fame yesterday (22.04.13)

The boy band - consisting of A.J. McLean, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough and Brian Littrell - were over the moon to receive the commemorative plaque, which takes prime location next to Boyz II Men's star.

Speaking to a crowd of fans, Kevin Richardson, 40, said: ''What an honour it is. What a beautiful day. What another beautiful way to celebrate 20 years together.''

The band are keen to return with a bang and will release a new album later this year, as well as heading out on tour in May and releasing a music documentary in 2014.

Nick, 33, added: ''Backstreet is Back ... and we aren't going anywhere.''

The band - who are the top selling boy band of all time - have sold more than 130 million records worldwide since first forming in Florida in 1993.

Justin Bieber Risks Losing His Pet Monkey

The animal shelter officials who are babysitting Justin Bieber's monkey have given the pop star until May 17 to provide them with his pet's paperwork - or risk losing his furry friend.
German customs authorities, who seized Mally, a 17-week-old capuchin monkey, on March 28 when the teenager failed to produce the required papers after landing in Munich while on tour, have refused Bieber's requests to rehouse the monkey in a zoo.
And now he faces losing his pet, who has been quarantined at a Munich Animal Protection League shelter.
Customs spokesman Thomas Meister tells the Associated Press, "If by May 17 there is nothing, then he loses ownership of the animal and it becomes the property of the Federal Republic of Germany."

Insider: Bachelor Couple Sean Lowe And Catherine Giudici Broke Celibacy Vow

Bachelor Sean Lowe’s vow of celibacy was made up for the sake of the show and his parents, according
to an insider. In the new issue of Life and Style magazine, the source claims Lowe and fiancé Catherine Giudici “definitely had sex” before getting engaged.
“Yes, they definitely had sex,” says the source. “The first time was the night he proposed in Thailand.”
It seems getting intimate before marriage is a requirement for Giudici. “Catherine has always respected Sean wanting to show his Christian side, but she honestly would never marry him without making sure they had sexual chemistry,” the insider tells Life and Style. “It’s all for the show and his parents.”
After the season finale of The Bachelor last month, the couple told People magazine they would wait until after their wedding to get intimate. "From my perspective, I've lived life kind of selfishly for a long time. Now, I'm going to try to live it the way I know to be right,” explained Lowe, who is a Christian.
"I honor him," Giudici added.

Photo Alert:On The Hallmark Channel's Marie Tomorrow April 25, 2013

Hallmark Channel’s “Who Let the Dogs Out” Norman “The Scooter Dog” and his owner and trainer Karen Cobb stop by to talk to Marie about his infamous scooter skills and bike riding abilities. Norman gives a demonstration of his jaw-dropping talents and Karen shows the audience how to teach a dog to jump through a hoop. Pet expert, Laura Nativo reveals the latest gadgets and toys your four-legged friends will love.

April 23, 2013

Cher Reaches Out To Young Stars After 12 Year Break/New Album Finished

Cher is officially back with a new album, Lifetime Special about her mother and more! The  ageless 66 singer-actress announced on Twitter the completion of her 26th album due in June.   Check out the video for more.

Musician Dominick Dipietrantonio Goes Hollywood

Long Island’s own Dominick Dipietrantonio has just launched his new web site (http://dominickdipietrantonio.com) and is back in the studio working on his debut album. Dom, who wrote the song, “Only One For Me” for Courtney Zito’s web-series Hollywood Girl, is writing more music for the show as well. The song has been running on the show for the past several months, creating major industry buzz. The show, scripted by Zito, is based on her real life experiences (both comic and blundering) in Hollywood. She plays Quinn Monroe, a self-proclaimed cliché (aspiring actress by day and waitress by night). According to Dom, “I really love the whole concept of the show and was immediately drawn to writing songs for it.” And, regarding his forthcoming album, “Having finally gotten to the point of creating my own album, I want to really give it everything. Sure, they’ll be upbeat material, but I really want to feature everything that’s going on inside my head.” Sessions are underway and a fall-release is expected.


XM’s BRETT WINTERBLE’s interview tonight with celebrity attorney MARK GERAGOS (promoting his new book with Pat Harris, Mistrial: An Inside Look At How The Criminal Justice System Works … And Sometimes Doesn’t) resulted in a few revelations from the famous barrister, who’s represented everyone from Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, Winona Ryder, Mike Tyson, and Scott Peterson.

Winterble asked him about the inherent pressure as a celebrity trail looms. Geragos said, “You’ve got to trust your game … and, keep a laser focus.” Winterble also asked him about the jury in a bold-faced names situation, saying usually “You’re dealing with a jury that tried to get out of jury duty.” Geragos replied, “It’s somewhat reversed, where you have a jury really fixated on getting involved with a celebrity trial. I remember during the Robert Blake trial (who Gerragos briefly represented), there was a juror holding a self-made CD outside the court.”

Partner Pat Harris said that “The justice system is often at odds with the legal system; we remind every client we’ll get you through the legal system.”

For Second Time, 'Futurama' Series Gets Cancelled

For the second time in its existence, animated comedy series Futurama has been axed again -- three years after returning to the small screen.

The show, created in 1999 by The Simpsons mastermind Matt Groening, was initially scrapped by bosses at America's Fox network in 2003 following a sharp decline in ratings.

It was revived by Comedy Central executives for a new series in 2010, but now they have announced that its current season seven will be its last on their channel.

The remaining episodes will air this summer before wrapping up for good on Sept. 4, according to EW.com.

However, Groening is hopeful Futurama will be picked up by another network for the future: "We would love to continue. We have many more stories to tell."

Sandra Bullock to Host Movie Screening for Boston Cops

Sandra Bullock in a scene from The Heat.

Actress Sandra Bullock will host a special screening of her new Boston-set movieThe Heat for the city's police force in the aftermath of the horrific marathon bombing.

The Hollywood actress plays an FBI agent who is sent to work on a case in Boston alongside a local cop, played by Melissa McCarthy, in the new crime comedy.

Movie bosses have now decided to honor the emergency workers affected by the Boston Marathon bombing last week by hosting a special screening for them in the city.

Bullock tells CNN.com, "It's been an amazing tight knit community before this happened, and it just bonded a community even more. I don't think a screening would ever be enough (or) feel like it's enough to do for them."

Director Paul Feig adds, "The movie is such a love letter to Boston. A lot of our cast are Boston people, either born or raised. So we really would like to support that city. I love that city."

A spokeswoman for 20th Century Fox has confirmed a date has yet to be set for the event, but it will be "a special screening in the town where it was shot".

The Heat features an acting turn by New Kids on the Block singer Joey McIntyre, who crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon just minutes before two bombs exploded, killing three people and injuring more than 175.

The Heat is due for release in June.

Star Trek Into Darkness: On The Beach Photo Call!

The J.J. Abrams Star Trek Into Darkness  starring Chris Pine and  Zachary Quinto opens May 15.  here's a shot of the cast on the beach in Australia.
Zachary Quinto, J.J. Abrams, Lifeguard Dean "Deano" Gladstone, Chris Pine and Karl Urban pose at Bondi Beach at the "Star Trek Into Darkness" photo call on April 22, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.
Check out the new movie trailer:

April 22, 2013

Reese Witherspoon: I’m “Deeply Embarrassed” About Disorderly Conduct Arrest

Now that she is sober, Reese Witherspoon is regretting the words and actions that got her arrested in Atlanta, Georgia early Friday morning. In a statement released Sunday, the actress admitted that she is “deeply embarrassed” by the incident. The 37-year-old was in Atlanta to film The Good Lie.

"Out of respect for the ongoing legal situation, I cannot comment on everything that is being reported right now. But I do want to say, I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said," Witherspoon said. "It was definitely a scary situation and I was frightened for my husband, but that is no excuse. I was disrespectful to the officer who was just doing his job. The words I used that night definitely do not reflect who I am. I have nothing but respect for the police and I'm very sorry for my behavior."

Witherspoon was taken into custody for disorderly conduct because she refused to listen to an officer while her husband, Jim Toth, was arrested for drunk driving. According to authorities, the couple was pulled over after an officer noticed them driving in the wrong lane. The officer then observed that Toth, 42, smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot, watery eyes. Toth and Witherspoon admitted to having drinks at a restaurant two hours before the traffic stop.

While Toth was given a field sobriety test, Witherspoon got out of the car at least twice. She was instructed to remain in the car both times, and was warned that she would be arrested if she disobeyed again. "Mrs. Witherspoon began to hang out the window and say that she did not believe that I was a real police officer. I told Mrs. Witherspoon to sit on her butt and be quiet," the officer wrote in his report.

As Toth was being arrested, Witherspoon got out of the car to confront the officer. She refused to return to her car and declared she was allowed to stand on “American ground” as she is a “US citizen.” The officer proceeded to place Witherspoon under arrest. She resisted briefly, but was calmed down by Toth.

“Mrs. Witherspoon asked, 'Do you know my name?' I answered, 'No, I don't need to know your name.' I then added, 'Right now.' Mrs. Witherspoon stated, 'You're about to find out who I am.'... Mrs. Witherspoon also stated, 'You're going to be on national news.' I advised Mrs. Witherspoon that was fine,” the officer revealed in his report.

The couple was taken to an Atlanta jail where Toth was booked for DUI and failure to maintain his lane and Witherspoon was booked for disorderly conduct. They were released on bond around 3:30 a.m. Friday.

Witherspoon hit the red carpet with Toth in New York Sunday night for the premiere of her new movie Mud. She posed for pictures, but did not speak to reporters.

Chrissy Amphlett Of Divinyls Dies At 53

Divinyls founder and lead singer Chrissy Amphlett has lost her battle with breast cancer and multiple sclerosis. According to her husband Charley Drayton, the 53-year-old “succumbed to the effects” of the diseases Sunday at their home in New York City.

"Christine Joy Amphlett succumbed to the effects of breast cancer and multiple sclerosis, diseases she vigorously fought with exceptional bravery and dignity," Drayton, a Divinyls drummer, said in a statement.

"Chrissy's light burns so very brightly. Hers was a life of passion and creativity. She always lived it to the fullest. With her force of character and vocal strength, she paved the way for strong, sexy, outspoken women," he added.

Amphlett had been battling multiple sclerosis since 2007 and breast cancer since 2010.

The musician founded the Divinyls along with Mark EcEntee and Jeremy Paul in 1980. The Australian rock band attained international success in 1991 with the single “I Touch Myself.” The song topped the charts in Australia at No. 1, in the United States at No. 2, and in Britain at No. 10. In all, the Divinyls released 5 albums. Their last album, Underworld, was released in 1996.

Amphlett was also an actress. She played Judy Garland in the original Australian stage production of The Boy from Oz and starred opposite Russell Crowe in Blood Brothers. Amphlett appeared on the silver screen in 1982’s Monkey Grip.

April 21, 2013

Bradley Cooper Visits Boston Bombing Victim in Hospital

Hollywood star Bradley Cooper took time out of his filming schedule to visit a victim of the Boston bombings in a Massachusetts hospital.

The Silver Linings Playbook actor headed to the Boston Medical Center on Thursday to lend his support to Jeff Bauman, Jr., who lost both his legs below the knee following the explosions.

In a photograph posted on Twitter.com, Cooper is shown smiling as he stands at Bauman, Jr.'s bedside while the injured man gives a 'thumbs-up' gesture to the camera.

Bauman, Jr. was injured when two bombs exploded close to the finish line at the Boston Marathon in Massachusetts on Monday.

Police later identified two suspects from CCTV footage, and one of the alleged bombers was shot dead during a stand-off with cops on Friday.

April 19, 2013

Selena Gomez Travels To Norway To Be With Justin Bieber

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber apparently can’t let go of their relationship. This week, Gomez traveled to Oslo, Norway to attend Bieber’s concert. She reportedly touched down as the show was beginning and was waiting backstage at Telenor Arena when Bieber finished.

"They have a crazy connection. They just can't seem to break their connection. It can be intense,” a source tells Us Weekly magazine.

Gomez, 20, and Bieber, 19, called it quits in January. About a month later Gomez was photographed leaving Bieber’s L.A. home following an overnight stay. "It never ends," an insider told Us Weekly at the time. "We'll see. It's such drama with them."

In March, Gomez confirmed the breakup in an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman. “…I'm single. I'm so good,” the Spring Breakers actress said.

Bieber was spotted at her home later that month.

Ke$ha Releases New Single "Crazy Kids" Feat. Will.am

Global superstar Ke$ha has released her new single “Crazy Kids” feat. will.i.am. Written by Ke$ha, will.i.am, Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco and Cirkut and produced by Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco and Cirkut, the track just went to radio and will be available at all digital music providers on April 30. Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/kesha/ke-ha-crazy-kids-feat-will-i/s-GEAZ2

Ke$ha will premiere the MTV docu-series, “Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life,” on April 23rd. The series, which was filmed by her brother Lagan over the past 2 years, will give viewers the opportunity to see Ke$ha under a completely different spotlight. The cameras followed her as she navigated the drama, madness and euphoria of her professional and personal life while recording a new album and traveling the globe. The global superstar will then kick off a co-headlining North American Summer Tour with Pitbull on May 23rd in Boston with dates confirmed through June 28th in Tampa, Florida. Tickets are on sale now at LiveNation.com or at http://www.keshasparty.com/us/events

Ke$ha has taken the world by storm since the release of her debut album Animal in 2010. That year she was declared Billboard's Hot 100 Artist and her smash debut single "TiK ToK" was named Billboard's #1 Hot 100 Song, was the most played song of that year, and was the biggest-selling digital track in the world. Her debut album Animal has sold over 2.5 million units worldwide and Ke$ha has had 7 consecutive Top 10 hits including four #1 singles in "TiK ToK", "Your Love Is My Drug," "We R Who We R" and the latest, “Die Young.” Ke$ha recently won the “That’s My Jam”award at Logo’s NewNowNext Award show for “C’Mon,” the second single from her critically acclaimed second album, Warrior.

Julian Lennon & Steven Tyler Soar on "Someday" | New Album 6/4

Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Julian Lennon returns to music with "Someday". The remarkable track features Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, "Someday" is a composition built around compelling lyrics and stately strings. The oldest son of the late Beatles singer John Lennon, Julian has marked his half-century with an immediate pop hit with a mystical Eastern flavor; this track truly feels like an old friend.

'Everything Changes' - The acclaimed new album from Julian Lennon, will be available worldwide on June 4, 2013.
Watch the awe-inspiring visual featuring Julian, Steven Tyler and images of unwavering hope!

April 18, 2013

Robert Downey Jr. Says Days as 'Iron Man' are Numbered

Actor Robert Downey, Jr. is convinced his days as Iron Man are numbered because his body doesn't bounce back from injury like it used to.

The action buff has played the role of the Marvel Comics superhero for years, but after recently blowing out his ankle in North Carolina while filming a stunt for Iron Man 3, causing a delay in production, he's not sure how much longer he can play Tony Stark's alter-ego.

He tells GQ magazine, "It got me thinking about how big the message from your cosmic sponsor needs to be before you pick it up. How many genre movies can I do? How many follow-ups to a successful follow-up are actually fun?"

And the actor wouldn't be surprised if producers refuse to renew his $50 million contract in favor of taking the franchise in another direction.

He adds, "Right now, I don't have a contract to do anything, and I did for the last five years. Fortunately I've been around the block enough - I'm not ill-prepared. And I love change."

But the 48-year-old knows it will be hard to say goodbye to the beloved character when it's time to hang up the armor, adding, "At whatever point I'm done with this, I'm going to have a bit of a crisis, because I probably haven't even fully ingested how much I've enjoyed it, how much it's meant."

Harrison Ford Lets Curse Slip on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Actor Harrison Ford got bleeped on TV on Wednesday as he let the 'f' word slip while talking about his experience on the baseball mound at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday.

The movie star tossed the ceremonial first pitch on the hallowed turf as part of the Dodgers' tribute night to sporting hero Jackie Robinson. Ford, who stars as the club's late general manager Branch Rickey in the new Robinson biopic 42, admits he was inundated with advice from friends after they learned he would be taking to the mound.

The Star Wars star's effort wasn't great - but he admits he refused to take heed of the advice he was offered, telling late-night chat show host Jimmy Kimmel, "I got a lot of conflicting advice from all kinds of people that pretended to know how you throw out the first ball.

"A lot of people said, 'Don't go to the mound because it's kind of long... and you might...' and I thought, 'F**k that'."

Realizing he had uttered a swear work on national TV, the actor paused and covered his mouth with his hand.

Ford then revealed he did practice in his back yard, adding, "We went 62-and-a-half feet in my back yard and my son, who is 12, caught and we talked about it a lot because I didn't want to embarrass him; he's a baseball player. And I've got a 47-year-old son, who pitched for USC and he told me what he thought I ought to do."


The 27th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition returns next week, featuring the companies of Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring productions offering skits, songs and dances, as well as elaborately designed and themed bonnets created especially for the competition.

The stars will align for this year's event as Tom Hanks, Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein, Andrea Martin and NathanLane join more than 200 of Broadway and Off-Broadway's most talented performers.

The 2013 edition of the Easter Bonnet Competition will again be presented at the Minskoff Theatre, currently the home of Disney's The Lion King.

Two-time Academy Award winner Hanks, Grammy Award winner Lauper and four-time Tony Award winnerFierstein will present the top fundraising and best presentation awards at the Tuesday performance.

Three-time Tony nominee Marin Mazzie will star in an original opening number, directed and choreographed by Al Blackstone. Tony nominee Jessie Mueller will close the show with the traditional performance of "Help is on the Way," BC/EFA's Easter Bonnet anthem.

Stars scheduled to appear include Tony winner Victoria Clark, Tony nominee Robert Cuccioli, two-time Tony winnerKatie Finneran, Shalita Grant, Ann Harada, Tony winner Harriet Harris, Andy Karl, Ron Kunene, Tshidi Manye,Christopher McDonald, Judy McLane, Mark Nelson, Billy Porter; three-time Emmy Award nominee Peter Scolari,and, 10-year old Nicholas Lampiasi, from Disney’s Newsies.

Productions scheduled to perform and present bonnets include A Christmas Story: The Musical, Ann, Annie, Avenue Q, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Chicago, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Kinky Boots, Mamma Mia!, Newsies,Once, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Disney's The Lion King and Wicked, with a special performance by MOMIX representing Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares, and a special bonnet presented by the Broadway Green Alliance.

Easter Bonnet Competition is a two-day Broadway spectacular that features the companies of Broadway, Off-Broadway and touring productions singing, dancing and donning elaborate and often outrageous original bonnets. There will be two opportunities to see Easter Bonnet Competition: Monday, April 22 at 4:30 pm and Tuesday, April 23 at 2 pm. The 26 previous editions of Easter Bonnet Competition have raised more than $46 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Last year's event raised $3,706,085.

Miley Cyrus And Liam Hemsworth Put Off Summer Wedding

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth will not be walking down the aisle any time soon, according to an insider. The couple has decided to put summer wedding plans on hold as they “figure out” life.

"They want to figure out their life together before they get married," the source tells People magazine. "They're still engaged and living together. They just realized that there is no rush with the wedding and that it's better that they wait a bit."

Cyrus’ father Billy Ray Cyrus recently expressed his doubts that the wedding will ever happen. “I don’t know (if they will get married). I really don’t. I play it by ear and I know whatever is meant to be, that’s the way it’s going to happen,” he said.

Hemsworth, 23, proposed to Cyrus, 20, with a 3.5-carat Neil Lane ring last May. "I'm so happy to be engaged and look forward to a life of happiness with Liam," Cyrus told People magazine at the time.

April 17, 2013

Stars Help Robert De Niro Open Tribeca Film Festival

Actresses Whoopi Goldberg, Evan Rachel Wood and Sienna Miller helped Robert De Niro kick off the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival on Tuesday by attending the annual Vanity Fair gala in New York.

The bash, hosted by Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter and festival co-founders De Niro and Jane Rosenthal, is traditionally held on the eve of the Big Apple movie event and a slew of celebrities flocked to New York's State Supreme Courthouse to celebrate.

Pregnant Wood and British beauty Miller both attended the party without their respective partners, Jamie Bell and Tom Sturridge, while fellow guests included Goldberg, Mira Sorvino, Gretchen Mol, model Karolina Kurkova, director Baz Luhrmann, Jimmy Buffett, actor Christopher Walken and author Salman Rushdie.

Security at the Manhattan venue was stepped up in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday, but Rosenthal insisted the event had to go on.

She said, "Our hearts are with everyone in Boston. We can't let terror or fear deter us from doing anything, so we're going on with our film festival and, as the President (Barack Obama) and the Mayor (Michael Bloomberg) says, we're gonna keep on doing what we do."

The Tribeca Film Festival officially opened on Wednesday and runs until April 28.

Jessica Simpson “Can’t Wait” To Welcome Her Son

Jessica Simpson is looking forward to having a son since she doesn’t have a brother. The Fashion Star mentor and mom of 11-month-old daughter Maxwell Drew tells People magazine the “unknown” element to raising a boy is exciting.

“I didn’t grow up with a brother and I think the unknown is really exciting,” she explains. “I can’t wait to have that connection with our little man.”

Simpson and fiancé Eric Johnson celebrated the upcoming arrival of their baby boy with a Tom Sawyer themed baby shower in Los Angeles on Sunday. “He got all these cute vintage cars and I got a lot of little leather jackets I can’t wait to try out!” she says.

As for how Maxwell celebrated her brother, Simpson says, “She was taking over some of her little brother’s gifts!” says Simpson.

Planned by celebrity event planner Mindy Weiss and Simpson’s mom Tina, the 4 hour party featured vintage tables, vintage tin pitchers filled with flowers, and southern food like pigs in a blanket, mini-burgers, corn on the cob and fried chicken. Guests included Simpson’s sister Ashlee Simpson, her hairdresser and close friend Ken Paves, and actress Jessica Alba.

Simpson, 32, will give birth this summer.

Britney Spears To Release New Song"Ooh, La La" for The Smurfs 2 Movie

Pop icon Britney Spears will release a song for Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation’s highly anticipated family comedy The Smurfs™ 2, entitled “Ooh La La,” via Kemosabe / RCA Records. “Ooh La La,” which will play at the end credits of the film, was written by Lukasz Gottwald (Dr. Luke), Joshua Coleman (Ammo), Henry Walter (Cirkut), Bonnie McKee, Jacob Kasher Hindlin (J Kash), Lola Blanc and Fransisca Hall and produced by Dr. Luke, Ammo and Cirkut for Prescription Songs. The Smurfs 2, the sequel to the hit hybrid live action/animated film that took in over $560 million at the worldwide box office in 2011, is set to hit theaters on July 31, 2013. More information on the song coming soon.

Britney Spears added, “I have always loved the Smurfs as a kid and now my boys are the biggest Smurfs fans EVER. I wanted to surprise them with a song in the movie. I know they'll think it's Smurftastic!”

Lia Vollack, president of Worldwide Music for Sony Pictures, added, “We are completely thrilled to have Britney involved with The Smurfs. She is an amazing artist and her boys are Smurfs fans, so it's a great fit for all of us.”

Raja Gosnell, director of The Smurfs 2, added, “I am very excited that Britney is joining our smurfy adventure. ‘Ooh La La’ is the perfect Smurf-party song, and the perfect button on the film for audiences around the world.”

Book News: Author Mark Bego At The L.A. Times Festival of Books This Weekend

Celebrity-author MARK BEGO will be on hand this weekend at the L. A. Times’ Festival Of Books … along with fellow authors Valerie Harper; Paul Anka; Molly Ringwald; Debbie Reynolds and Carol Burnett, signing copies of his latest release, Murder At Motor City Records.

After 59 rock-biographies (Micky Dolenz; Cher; Bette Midler; Michael Jackson; Madonna; Bonnie Raitt; Billy Joel; Aretha Franklin; Whitney Houston; and, Elton John) Bego has penned his first novel; set in his hometown of Detroit. Gary Graff in the Journal Register said of the book: “For his 60th (!) book, Detroit-born celebrity biographer Bego gives his home town some love with a mystery that touches on some of his own favorite sights and sounds. Names have been changed to protect the innocent and guilty, but Bego spins an engaging yarn, complete with lyrics to fictional songs and a couple twists and turns that make it easy to keep turning the pages.”

Cindy Adams said in the NY Post: “With Motown’s Berry Gordy musical open; Bego’s book is an homage to those Detroit roots.”

"Murder at Motor City Records" is up for an award in the upcoming The Paris Book Festival as well. Winners will be announced in May 2013 and awards to be presented in Paris on May 30, 2013.

Adds Bego about his book : "Having been a fan of murder mysteries by Agatha Christie—especially And Then There Were None, the film noir-inspiring novels of James M. Cain—particularly Double Indemnity and Mildred Pierce, and the novels of Dashiell Hammett—especially The Thin Man, I came up with the plot of Murder at Motor City Records."

Bego will be autographing his copies of his novel "Murder at Motor City Records" at "The Los Angeles Times" Festival of Books, in the Publish America booth on Sunday, April 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

April 16, 2013

Robert Downey, Jr. Predicts at Least One Oscar Win

Actor Robert Downey, Jr. is convinced that it's only a matter of time before he is on stage collecting an Oscar for Best Actor.

The Iron Man star has twice been nominated for an Academy Award, once for 1992's Chaplin and again in 2008 for his comedic turn in Tropic Thunder.

However, Downey, Jr. has no problems about missing out on Hollywood's biggest prize to Al Pacino and Heath Ledger respectively, because he knows he will eventually hold the fabled golden statuette in his hand.

He tells GQ, "I know it's going to happen. That's just a fact. I, personally, would be shocked if we went to the end of the tape now and I didn't have at least one. Because it just doesn't make sense. That's why I don't mind showing up and watching everybody else get them."

Despite his self-confidence, the actor insists he doesn't strive for critical acclaim, adding, "I don't care. I used to think I cared, and I couldn't care less. Now, I'm not saying I wouldn't get a little choked up, but it is amazing to see how people are literally hyperventilating when they get up there, because they have such an attachment to this outcome. I mean, it's not like we're at the Olympics or something."


Prince Harry Will Still Participate in London Marathon

Prince Harry will honor a commitment to appear at the London Marathon this weekend, despite security concerns following the horrific bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday.

Organizers of the London race have vowed to press on with the event on Sunday and are working closely with Metropolitan Police officials to increase safety checks in the hopes of preventing a similar tragedy.

Prince Harry is booked to present medals to the top runners at the end of the race and a spokesperson for the young British royal has confirmed he will still be in attendance.

The representative tells Eonline.com, "We announced last week that Prince Harry would attend this year's London marathon in his capacity as Patron of the London Marathon Charitable Trust, and that he would make the presentations to the winners and meet a selection of volunteer and support staff. As things stand we are not aware of any changes to that plan but ultimately we will be directed by the Race organizers."

Meanwhile, Welsh opera singer Katherine Jenkins insists the Boston bombings have spurred her on to compete in the run as planned.

Taking to Twitter.com, she writes, "Want to let you know that I will definitely still be running the London Marathon on Sun. I'm determined now more than ever PrayForBoston".

At least three people died and more than 150 were injured, many of them seriously, when two huge explosions ripped through a crowd of spectators watching the Boston Marathon in Massachusetts on Monday.

New Kids on the Block star Joey McIntyre was among the estimated 20,000 runners taking part in the annual event, but he escaped the brunt of the carnage after crossing the finish line just 11 minutes before the bombs went off.

Local stars Ben Affleck, John Krasinski, Dane Cook and Chris Evans are among the celebrities who have expressed their horror at the attacks, which are being probed by agents at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as an act of terrorism.

Authorities have yet to name any suspects in the case.

April 15, 2013

Harrison Ford Says He Owes His Career to Restroom Incident

Veteran actor Harrison Ford has said he owes his movie career to a fortuitous restroom break at Columbia Pictures more than four decades ago.

The Indiana Jones star was leaving the building after a less-than stellar audition with a top casting director when he stopped to relieve himself, and he still believes what happened next was a stroke of luck that propelled his film fortunes.

As he left the restroom, he bumped into the director's assistant.

He recalls, "I don't think that assistant would have run that much farther to get me. But he found me, and I left Columbia that day with a seven-year contract... I've been lucky."

Celebrities Nationwide Paying Attention to Boston Tragedy

Lindsay Lohan, Eva Longoria and Lil Wayne have offered their thoughts and prayers to those injured after two mysterious explosions rocked the Boston Marathon route in Massachusetts on Monday.

As news footage took over TV networks across America, worried Lohan took to Twitter.com to share her thoughts, writing in a post, "Sending prayers to everyone who was/is at the #bostonmarathon."

Rapper Lil Wayne was also watching the news unfold and tweeted: "Prayers for Boston," while actress Chloe Moretz added, "Boston marathon, absolutely terrifying I hope everyone is okay... Horrific things happening in the world today. God bless those who have died and are injured."

Longoria was shocked by the news reports, too. She tweeted: "God Bless everyone in Boston... God be with the injured people!" Others offering their thoughts and prayers include Kelly Osbourne, Josh Duhamel and British singer/songwriter Billy Bragg, who is on tour in America.

Meanwhile, New Kids on the Black star Joey McIntyre has revealed he was caught up in the chaos following the blasts, after crossing the finish line minutes before the incident.

The Boston native tweets, "There was an explosion by the finish line about 5 minutes after I finished - I'm ok but I'm sure there are many hurt."

McIntyre included a self-taken photo of himself finishing the race.

Matt Damon Stumped By Criticism of New Film

Actor Matt Damon has spoken out in defense of his movie Promised Land, as he doesn't understand the criticism of the 2012 film.

The Bourne Identity star wrote the screenplay for the drama with The Office actor John Krasinski, and he initially wanted to direct, but scheduling problems meant he had to give the job to Gus Van Sant.

The film garnered lackluster reviews from critics and failed to make back its $15 million budget at the box office. It also invoked the wrath of gas companies over its anti-drilling storyline, as well as farmers close to the Pennsylvania set who were unhappy with the portrayal of rural workers in the movie.

However, Damon is adamant he was pleased with the end result and can't understand why the film didn't go down well with critics and cinema-goers.

He tells Britain's Radar magazine, "I don't think it deserves this kind of withering attack. There isn't a scene in the movie that I would change or do differently, but it didn't get the reception I hoped for... I really don't understand the criticism I have been hearing back."

Damon remains hopeful the film will become a cult classic in years to come, adding, "Sometimes people find films later on, and I personally love it."

MTV Movie Awards Winners List: The Avengers Dominates

The Avengers proved to be the big winner of the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, picking up 3 three golden popcorn trophies. In addition to scoring the Movie of the Year Award, the film claimed awards for Best Fight and Best Villain. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence also won big for their roles in Silver Linings Playbook. They scored awards for Best Female and Male Performance as well as Best Kiss. See a full list of winners below.

Movie of the Year: The Avengers

Best Female Performance: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Male Performance: Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Breakthrough Performance: Rebel Wilson, Pitch Perfect

Best Shirtless Performance: Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

Best Fight: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, The Avengers

Best Kiss: Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Best WTF Moment: Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson, “Candieland Gets Smoked” Django Unchained

Best Villain: Tom Hiddleston, The Avengers

Best Musical Moment: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean and Hana Mae Lee, Pitch Perfect

Best Hero: Martin Freeman, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Trailblazer Award: Emma Watson

The Generation Award: Jamie Foxx

The Comedic Genius Award: Will Ferrell

Jessica Simpson Celebrates Baby Boy With Tom Sawyer Themed Baby Shower

Jessica Simpson is getting ready for her son! The fashion designer and Fashion Star mentor met with about 100 family members and close friends Sunday afternoon for a Tom Sawyer-themed baby shower at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles. Simpson, who sported a blue Diane von Furstenberg maxi dress and nude Brian Atwood heels, was accompanied to the party by her fiancé Eric Johnson and their 11-month-old daughter Maxwell.

Planned by celebrity event planner Mindy Weiss and Simpson’s mom Tina, the 4 hour party featured vintage tables, tin pitchers, and southern food like pigs in a blanket, mini-burgers, corn on the cob and fried chicken. Guests included Simpson’s sister Ashlee Simpson, her hairdresser and close friend Ken Paves, and actress Jessica Alba.

Simpson announced her pregnancy in December. In March, she accidentally reveal the baby’s gender on Jimmy Kimmel Live. While talking about how hard her second pregnancy has been, Simpson joked than she “never knew that a wiener could actually make me nauseous.”

“Well, I guess I just told the world that I’m having a boy!” she said, adding, “I can’t believe I did that; that was not planned … I just did it so crude, too. That was awful. I’m talking about wieners.”

Simpson also told Kimmel that she believes two children may be her limit. “I really don’t want to be pregnant again, because this pregnancy is really rocking my world right now,” she said. “I just feel awful, I've been vomiting.”

The Fashion Star mentor is due to give birth this summer.

April 14, 2013

Tom Cruise's New Sci-fi Film Blockbuster Hit Around the World

Tom Cruise's new sci-fi blockbuster Oblivion has rocketed to the top of the global box office a week before its U.S. release.

The film, in which Cruise stars alongside Olga Kurylenko and Morgan Freeman, has hit the number one spot in 48 of the 52 territories it debuted in over the weekend, raking in $61.1 million - half the movie's budget - in the process.

The sci-fi spectacular's success has given Cruise his biggest opening in Russia, where he premiered the film earlier this month with Kurylenko.

The movie also shot to the top of the box office charts in the U.K. and Ireland, France, Spain, Korea, Mexico and Australia.

Oblivion opens in North America and seven more international territories on Friday.

April 12, 2013

Zac Efron Puzzles Fans With Newly Bandaged Wrist

Actor Zac Efron has his wrist bandaged up again -- almost a year to the day since he injured his hand in an alleged fruit-cutting injury.

Reports suggest the former High School Musical star was sent home from the set of new comedy Townies in Los Angeles after a medic who checked out his injury declared he wouldn't be able to carry on.

In April last year, the young hunk joked about an injury to his left hand when he showed up to the London premiere of his film The Lucky One sporting a bandage. He told curious reporters a fan had bitten him.

And it seems he's keen to keep fans in the dark about his latest injury -- this time to his right wrist.

Ryan Gosling Hated Face Tattoo For New Movie

Actor Ryan Gosling regretted adorning his face with a fake tattoo for new movie The Place Beyond the Pines as he couldn't bear to look in the mirror afterwards.

The Hollywood star plays a bad boy who turns to crime to help support his baby, and Gosling wanted to show his character's questionable lifestyle choices through his tattoos.

However, the actor hated the eventual design choice, a dagger dripping blood by his left eye, and even complained to director Derek Cianfrance.

However, Cianfrance was unsympathetic and ordered Gosling to put up with the fake inking.

Gosling tells Metro.us, "We wanted to make the tattoos look a mess, from someone who lived a life of not thinking things through and making bad decisions. When I went for the tattoo, I thought, this is stupid, this is dumb, I can't do this.

"And Derek was like 'Well, that's how most people feel about their face tattoos'. I didn't even want to look at myself in the mirror. I felt like I knew what he (the character) was like. When I was holding Tony Pizza, the kid who plays our child, I just felt ashamed this person I created was his father."

Comedian And Actor Jonathan Winters Dies

Legendary comedian and actor Jonathan Winters passed away of natural causes Thursday evening at his Montecito, California home. He was surrounded by family and friends. Close friend and business associate Joe Petro III confirmed Winters’ death. He was 87-years-old.

A post on Winters’ official website says: “Rest in Peace, Mr. Winters.”

Winters got his start on radio and in comedy clubs, and he eventually made comedy albums. He was known for his improv work and for being able to create memorable characters. His most popular character is likely Maude Frickert, a quick-witted old lady. Winters appeared on numerous TV shows, including The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Dean Martin Show and The Dean Martin Celebrity Road. He also had parts on Hot Dog, Mork & Mindy and Hee Haw. Winters’ film credits include The Loves One, Viva Max! and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. He voiced the character of Papa Smurf in the 2011 film The Smurfs, and can be heard again as Papa Smurf when The Smurfs 2 is released in July.

Winters is survived by two children and five grandchildren. His wife of over 60 years, Eileen, died in January 2009.

Sean Lowe Acting Like A “Diva” On Dancing With The Stars

Sean Lowe managed to stay grounded while starring on The Bachelorette and The Bachelor, but it looks like he is letting his stint on Dancing with the Stars go to his head. A show insider says Lowe has been displaying some “diva” behavior since beginning the dance competition.

“When he goes to the [Dancing with the Stars] after-parties, he’s always an hour late and brings the biggest entourage with him– like eight people. No one else does that,” says the source.

Lowe’s alleged attitude is beginning to take a toll on his relationship with fiancé Catherine Giudici. “Sean’s putting his work first now, which means his relationship has to take a backseat,” an insider explains. “But no woman wants to come in a distant second in her fiance’s life. Unless Sean is willing to put out his ambition and lust for fame and fortune, he’s going to lose his chance with Catherine.”

Despite rumors of trouble in their relationship, the couple put on a united front Monday on Dancing with the Stars’ live show. Lowe, 29, dedicated his Viennese Waltz to Giudici and even incorporated her into the performance. Lowe wrapped up the routine by waltzing solo to where Giudici sat in the audience and kissing her.

"Without question, the best year of my life was 2012," he explained. "The experience of being the Bachelor is one thing, but that pales in comparison to finding Catherine. And that's what it's all about."

"This dance definitely holds extra meaning for me," added Lowe. "Because I owe everything to Catherine for putting her life on hold to come down to L.A. to support me."

Kendall Jenner Would “Love” To Replace Miranda Kerr As Victoria’s Secret Angel

Could a member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan be taking Miranda Kerr’s Angel wings? Kendall Jenner, the half-sister of Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, says she would “love” to become a Victoria’s Secret Angel.

"It's always been kind of a dream of mine," the 17-year-old model told E! News. "It's a very great thing to do, and it's something I'd love to do."

If the lingerie giant is open to Jenner becoming an Angel, she could be chosen to replace Kerr. Insiders say Kerr’s 3-year contract “was not renewed” after its recent expiration. She was allegedly ousted because she is “not a big seller for VS” and she has a “difficult reputation.”

Kerr, who has a 2-year-old son with husband Orlando Bloom, has not commented. VS Chief marketing officer Ed Razek also refused to comment on her status as an Angel, but he did say Victoria’s Secret has “no plans to stop working with her.” Razek also said Kerr has been invited to walk in the 2013 show.

Current Angels include Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel, Alessandra Ambrosio and Doutzen Kroes among others.

In Case You Missed It... PARAMORE on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT... Check out...

PARAMORE  performing “Still Into You” and “Now” On the outdoor stage on last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Tom Cruise was also a guest on last night’s episode!)