Morgan Freeman fell asleep during a tv interview Wednesday morning. His response was priceless! He joked, quote, "I wasn't actually sleeping. I'm a beta tester for Google Eyelids. I was merely updating my Facebook page."
hey...I've wanted to fall asleep in meetings before...so I totally get it LOL. Here's the video that has gone viral....
The World's Most Powerful Couple.
Forbes.com has given the title to Barack and Michelle Obama. The rest of the list is pretty showbiz-heavy. Here it is:
1. Barack and Michelle Obama
2. Bill and Melinda Gates
3. Jay-Z and Beyoncé
4. Xi Jinping and Peng Liyuan (They're the president and first lady of China. And she was a famous folk singer before that.)
5. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
6. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi
7. Marissa Mayer and Zachary Bogue (She's the CEO of Yahoo and he's a tech investor.)
8. Bill and Hillary Clinton
9. Gerard Pique and Shakira (He's a superstar soccer player, and she can put both her legs behind her head.)
10. Patrizio Bertelli and Miuccia Prada (They run Prada.)
(Check out the list for yourself here.)
Conan's response to Taylor Swift's video for "22" Here's what he says it's REALLY like to be 22. I think I lean towards Conan's version...minus the boxer shorts LOL
and here's Taylor Swift's video
If you want to hang out at Justin Bieber's house, you have to sign a WAIVER. It's an actual legal document that absolves Justin of wrongdoing if you happen to DIE. Seriously...it warns of activities that are, quote, "potentially hazardous and you should not participate unless you are medically able and properly trained."
And it states that the risks of those activities include, quote, "minor injuries to catastrophic injuries, including death." You also can't talk, Tweet, blog or Instagram about what goes on at Justin's crib...or you're on the hook for $5 MILLION in damages.
Photo credit Jumana El Heloueh/Reuters NYDailyNews
Matt Damon was talking about how brave and influential a decision it was for Angelina Jolie to have a double mastectomy, and he called her, quote, "the undeniably most sexy woman on planet Earth." As you probably know, Matt is married. Should his wife be upset? Here's the interview:
Changes with Dancing with the Stars? Tuesday's finale attracted 14.9 million viewers, which made it the lowest-rated finale in the show's 16-season history. ABC may not be surprised, since last week they announced that they would be dropping the Results Show next season, and would only be airing one episode a week. Meanwhile, the "New York Post" reports that they may be bringing some new blood to the judging panel. Some "source" says, quote, "No one has a confirmed contract yet... "I think Bruno will be back, but Carrie Ann and Len are probably gone. The network has been very evasive about it."
Well, here's an interesting thought: What if "American Idol's" judging panel next season was made up of...former "Idol" contestants? Vulture.com claims Fox is kicking the tires on that idea, and has reportedly approached Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson about it. They add that that Adam Lambert and Clay Aiken are also being discussed.
Forbes has released its annual list of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women. Oprah is the highest-ranking celebrity on the list, at #13. Others include Beyoncé, Angelina Jolie, Sofia Vergara, Lady Gaga and Ellen DeGeneres. German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped the list. Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton came in 4th and 5th respectively. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was #22. See the complete list here!
Dancing with the Stars Finale! Kellie Pickler was crowned the winner! The 26-year-old country singer beat second-place Zendaya Coleman, Alexandra Raisman and Jacoby Jones to snag season 16′s mirror ball trophy.
Jones was eliminated early in the finale, leaving the Top 3 to compete in Instant Dances, getting an hour to rehearse new routines. All three got perfect scores.
Eliminated contestants Ingo Rademacher, Andy Dick, Sean Lowe, Dorothy Hamill, Victor Ortiz, Lisa Vanderpump and D.L. Hughley returned for a routine to Pitbull’s “Don’t Stop the Party.”
Pitbull performed “Echa Palla (Manos Pa Arriba)” with Papayo.
Wynonna Judd did Foreigner’s “I Want to Know What Love Is.”
Korean pop star Psy did his latest “Gentlemen.”
American Idol's Jessica Sanchez performed “Feel This Moment.”
NBA star KEVIN DURANT of the Oklahoma City Thunder is coming through BIG TIME for the state. His foundation is donating $1 MILLION to the Red Cross. Durant wasn't in the state when the tornado hit. He hopes to be back today. And he says he wants to, quote, "get to the hospital, see some kids . . . Something. Just [do] something to give some hope." He adds, quote, "Playing for the Thunder, we mean so much to the state. So many people support us and I just want to go back and support those people."
TOBY KEITH grew up in Moore, Oklahoma and he is putting together a benefit concert for the victims of Monday's tornado . . . and he's hoping to use the University of Oklahoma football stadium. He said, quote, "I know as soon as I start sending out some feelers that I'll get a lot of people in there. Hopefully, we can use music to heal some of the money problems right away."
On Monday we heard that ROBERT PATTINSON and KRISTEN STEWART had broken up, but were still living together. But apparently that wasn't true. Because pictures surfaced yesterday of Pattinson leaving their home Sunday, with all his stuff jammed in the back of a pickup truck. A source says Robert left because Kristen is still in contact with her "Snow White and the Huntsman" director RUPERT SANDERS . . . and check this out: Robert found out about it on his BIRTHDAY. The not-always-reliable British tabloids say Rob picked up Kristen's phone while she was in the shower, because he wanted to take a picture of something . . . and she got a text from Rupert as he was holding it. As for the dogs he was supposedly staying in the house for . . . he took them. As for Kristen, "Us Weekly" says that she went to TAYLOR SWIFT'S house on Monday, and stayed there most of the day. Meanwhile, there are rumors that KATY PERRY had something to do with the breakup. She's reportedly been circling Robert for a while now. A source says she was, quote, "one of many reasons" Rob and Kristen split.
Here's something you may or may not have wanted to know: BRAD PITT and ANGELINA JOLIE apparently still make out all the time. Brad tells the new issue of "Esquire" magazine, quote, "Once I walked in and Angie was standing there and Zahara walked up and said, 'Daddy, you're not going to start making out with Mommy again, are you?'" Brad also talks about his decision years ago . . . when he was still married to JENNIFER ANISTON . . . to stop being a WASTE CASE. He says, quote, "For a long time I thought I did too much damage . . . drug damage. "I was a bit of a drifter . . . I spent years [effing] off. But then I got burnt out and felt that I was wasting my opportunity. It was a conscious change. "It was an epiphany . . . a decision not to squander my opportunities. It was a feeling of get up. Because otherwise, what's the point?"
How many times does this happen to you: You're in a moving vehicle and your door isn't shut properly. So you quickly open it and slam it shut. No big deal, right? Wrong.That's actually what landed GEORGE MICHAEL in the hospital earlier this week. Witnesses say he was trying to open and shut his passenger side door, and he fell out of a Range Rover that was doing 70 miles per hour on the highway.One witness says, quote, "He had a nasty cut on his forehead and the back of his head. There was blood all down his face and on his teeth. He was breathing and conscious but in shock." She adds, quote, "George was wearing a black and gold Adidas tracksuit that was ripped all down the arm and shoulder. He had no [shoes] on. I grabbed one from the second lane because cars were swerving to avoid it . . . I think he was lucky he didn't die." Meanwhile, George's rep says he's still in the hospital, but only as a precaution. And he's, quote, "making good progress, he's fine and he's really looking forward to getting home."
According to a new poll by iHeartRadio, WILL FERRELL is the funniest person in America right now. He got 23.5% of the vote, compared with TINA FEY, who finished second with 15.9%. Here's the Top 10 . . .
1. Will Ferrell, 23.5%
2. Tina Fey, 15.9%
3. Chris Rock, 15.3%
4. Daniel Tosh, 10.3%
5. Jon Stewart, 8.6%
6. Stephen Colbert, 7.8%
7. Zach Galifianakis, 7.2%
8. Amy Poehler, 5.4%
9. Aziz Ansari, 3.6%
10. Lena Dunham, 2.4%
iHeartRadio also asked who are the coolest moms in music. The top vote-getters were, in this order: Gwen Stefani, Sheryl Crow and Beyoncé.
The rumors were true: Fox has confirmed that the two new "X Factor" judges are KELLY ROWLAND from DESTINY'S CHILD and Latin singer PAULINA RUBIO. They're replacing BRITNEY SPEARS and L.A. REID next season, and will sit alongside returning judges SIMON COWELL and DEMI LOVATO. Simon released a statement saying, quote, "It's taken more than a decade but I'm delighted to finally be on a panel with three girls. "Paulina and Kelly both have great taste and massive experience in the music industry and together with Demi, this is going to be a fun panel. It just feels like the time to do something different." Both Kelly and Paulina have experience judging televised singing competitions. Kelly was a judge on the British "X Factor" . . . while Paulina judged the Mexican version of "The Voice".
CBS was supposed to air the season finale of "Mike & Molly" last night, but they pulled it at the last minute, and replaced it with a re-run. The episode was called "Windy City", and the story involved Mike and Molly confessing things to each other as a TORNADO descended down on Chicago. Obviously, this move was done out of sensitivity for the victims of the recent, devastating tornados in Middle America . . . especially the one that hit Moore, Oklahoma yesterday. CBS says they will air the tornado episode of "Mike & Molly" at a, quote, "appropriate date" in the future.
LARA LOGAN and JOHN HAMLIN from "60 Minutes" recently toured a "secret warehouse" where MICHAEL JACKSON'S old stuff is being stored, and they came across a handwritten note that Michael wrote when he was 21. It's supposedly some sort of "manifesto" . . . where Michael mapped out how he wanted to transition from being a child star to an adult SUPERSTAR. It reads: Quote, "'MJ' will be my new name. No more Michael Jackson. I want a whole new character, a whole new look. I should be a totally different person. "People should never think of me as the kid who sang 'ABC', [or] 'I Want You Back'. I should be a new, incredible actor / singer / dancer that will shock the world. I will do no interviews. I will be magic. "I will be a perfectionist, a researcher, a trainer, a masterer. I will be better than every great actor roped into one . . . I'll study and look back on the whole world of entertainment and perfect it, take it steps further from where the greats left off."In a video report, Hamlin said, quote, "It's not unusual for young artists, musicians, actors, to daydream about how big a star they wanna become, but for someone to write it down at age 21 and actually execute it almost to the T is remarkable. "He set his goals, and he did exactly what he said on the back of that piece of paper."
It's still not official yet, but the Beyonce pregnancy rumors are intensifying. E! Online is saying it has "confirmed" that she and Jay-Z are expecting again. But they're not naming their sources. Beyoncé addressed the rumors in an Instagram post, but she didn't DENY them. She also took the message down. It said, quote, "I can't stop the rumors from starting, and I can't really change people's minds who believe them. "All I can do is sit back and laugh at these low life people who have nothing better to do than talk about me."
The finale of Celebrity Apprentice was last night. Donald Trump crowned Trace Adkins the winner. Adkins won $250,000 for the American Red Cross in the final face-off against Penn Jillette. The last challenge had the two creating a Walgreens Delish ice cream flavor, making a promotional video and hosting a launch party. Jillette brought celebs Wayne Newton, American Idol winner Taylor Hicks and members of The Blue Man Group to his launch event. Adkins brought The Oak Ridge Boys, Wynonna Judd, NASCAR champ Tony Stewart and Tim Tebow. Adkins' event raised $564,000 for the American Red Cross.
This year's "Billboard Music Awards" went down last night…and when it was all said and done, Taylor Swift came out on top, taking home eight awards. During an acceptance speech, Taylor Swift told the crowd, quote, "You're the longest and best relationship I ever had." In all, there were 45 awards, and 10 of them were handed out during the show. (You can find the complete winners' list at Billboard.com.)
Justin Bieber was honored with the first-ever "Milestone Award". But as he walked to the stage, there was a lot of BOOING along with the cheering. When he got up front, he launched into a very defensive speech that included this: Quote, "I'm 19 years old, I think I'm doing a pretty good job and basically, from my heart, I really wanna say it should really be about the music . . . "It should be about the craft, the craft that I'm making. This is not a gimmick. I'm an artist, and I should be taken seriously and all this other bull should not be spoken of."
On a side note, Bieber’s song "Baby" has just become the highest-certified single in history. The previous record holder was Elton John’s 1997 Princess Diana tribute "Candle in the Wind"
While Miguel was performing, he jumped from the stage to the catwalk…however, he wasn't able to clear it cleanly. Instead, he landed on some girl's head, Butt first. We're assuming she's OK. (Here's video.)
A prehistoric sea creature has been named Kooteninchela deppi, after Johnny Depp, because it had scissor-like claws…kind of like Johnny in "Edward Scissorhands". The creature…which is an ancestor of things like lobsters, crabs, spiders, scorpions, centipedes and millipedes…lived 505 million years ago. (Here are some pics. "Chela" is Latin for "claws" or "scissors", by the way.) David Legg…the scientist who named it…says, quote, "In truth, I am a bit of a Depp fan, and so what better way to honor the man than to immortalize him as an ancient creature that once roamed the sea?"
George Michael was airlifted to a hospital after a Range Rover he was a passenger in crashed Thursday night on a British freeway. Paramedics say he suffered a head injury but is "recovering well". But his rep says he only suffered "superficial cuts and bruises."
This year's Cannes Film Festival has already seen gunshots and two robberies. Christoph Waltz was being interviewed by a French news show when gunshots caused everyone to flee. Turns out they were just blanks, but the shooter was arrested. Meanwhile, someone stole more than a million dollars in jewelry from a hotel, and someone stole a Chinese film executive's luggage from his apartment. Check out video here. You can't actually hear the gunshots.)
With just one new release at the box office this weekend, "Star Trek Into Darkness" easily took the #1 spot, making $84.1 million since Thursday.
That's slightly better than the first "Star Trek" reboot, which made just over $75 million during its opening weekend in 2009. Here are this week's Top 10 movies:
1. (NEW) "Star Trek Into Darkness", $70.6 million. Up to $84.1 million since Thursday.
2. "Iron Man 3", $35.2 million. Up to $337 million in its 3rd week.
3. "The Great Gatsby", $23.4 million. Up to $90.2 million in its 2nd week.
4. "Pain and Gain", $3.1 million. Up to $46.6 million in its 4th week.
5. "The Croods", $2.8 million. Up to $177 million in its 9th week.
Around 14.3 million people watched Candice Glover win "American Idol" on Thursday night. That's up from Wednesday's final performance show, which only had 12.1 million viewers. But it was "Idol's" least-watched finale of all time…by a lot. Last year's numbers were lows at the time. Before that, Season One was the lowest-rated. "Idol's" free-fall is even more dramatic when you include Scotty McCreery’s season two years ago. His finale had more than double the audience of this year's, with 29.3 million viewers.
Tim McGraw says his favorite moment from last night's "Tim McGraw's Superstar Summer Night", was when John Fogerty started singing the CCR classic "Born on the Bayou". Tim said, quote, "We were completely floored when [John] opened his mouth and started singing. We're all Fogerty fans, CCR fans, all the stuff that he did that was fantastic. "But when he started playing guitar and started singing 'Born on the Bayou' in that voice…I think he's in his mid-sixties, if I'm not mistaken. He can flat [out] sing. We just sort of stepped back and looked at each other and said, 'Are you kidding me?'"
We have a new American Idol. Candice Glover was crowned the winner. The 23-year-old beat out 22-year-old country crooner Kree Harrison. After the win, Glover cried, “I can't even -- three years!" Glover previously auditioned for seasons 9 and 11.
Before the big news, third-place Angie Miller sang the song “Titanium” with Adam Lambert then went right into a duet with Jessie J. on “Domino.”
Runner-up Janelle Arthur did “Done” with The Band Perry.
Runner-up Amber Holcomb did “Next to Me” with Emeli Sande.
Korean pop star Psy performed “Gentlemen.”
The Top 10 boys joined Frankie Valli on “Your Just Too Good to Be True” and “Grease.”
The Top 5 girls joined Aretha Franklin via satellite on a medley of “Natural Woman,” “I Never Loved a Man,” “Respect” and “Freedom.”
Judge Mariah Carey did a medley of her hits, including her new single “#beautiful.”
Kree Harrison joined judges Keith Urban and Randy Jackson on Urban’s hit “Where the Blacktop Ends.”
Jennifer Lopez performed “Live It Up” featuring Pitbull.
I don’t know if you caught this, but Mariah could not conceal her bitterness toward Jennifer Lopez. Following J-Lo’s performance, three-out-four Idol judges leaped from their chair to give Jennifer a standing ovation. That left Mariah to awkwardly remain seated, barely put her hands together, and grit her teeth. The rivalry between these divas goes back more than a decade, but Mariah cannot forgive J-Lo for nearly throwing her under the bus. With ratings faltering, the Idol producers reportedly reached out to J-Lo to return to the judges table and replace Mariah mid-season. That never happened, according to sources, because Mariah threatened a nasty lawsuit. Last night, she made it clear that she’s still irked at Jennifer. What really got under Mariah’s skin was the producers favored Jennifer-- once again-- and gave her the coveted performance spot just before the winner’s reveal.
At least one person wants to return to "American Idol" next season…and thankfully it's the sanest judge on the panel. Of course, that's Keith Urban. When Keith was asked if he was interested in sticking around, he said, quote, "I would. I mean, I literally enjoy coming to work every day, and that's a rarity."
David Beckham announced yesterday that he's retiring from soccer at the end of the current season. There are only two games left to go. Beckham is 38 years old. He made his professional debut in 1992, when he was 17. Beckham has 97 career goals. He's won six Premier League titles, two FA Cups and a 1999 Champions League title. He also made 115 appearances on England's national team, including three World Cup appearances. He's the only English player to score in three separate World Cups.
"Entertainment Weekly" is reporting that all four original judges will be back on "The Voice" this fall. So that's Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. The site says Adam and Blake are onboard for the spring season, too…but Christina and Cee Lo are taking another season off next spring. So, they're in negotiations to bring Shakira and Usher back to take their spots again. A "source" says, quote, "It's almost all done and the network is looking to make the official announcements in the next few days."
Either Taylor Swift really does have a sense of humor…or her people finally convinced her she needs to lighten up. "Billboard" asked if she had a favorite viral video. She does…and it's that goat screaming one that still makes me laugh. She said, quote, "I thought the goat video for 'I Knew You Were Trouble' was brilliant…I showed it to everyone on my tour."
Just three weeks in, and the online versions of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" are already being downsized. Starting next week, each show will release two new episodes a week, as opposed to FOUR.
The CW has revealed their schedule for next season . . . and perhaps not surprisingly, the new shows are mostly a bunch of teen-friendly, fantasy / sci-fi dramas…including a spin-off of "The Vampire Diaries".
"The 100": This mid-season replacement is a sci-fi drama that's set after a nuclear war has wiped out most of civilization. The few remaining human survivors are living in space stations, which start to fail a century later. So, 100 juvenile delinquents are exiled back to Earth to test whether the planet is habitable yet.
"Famous in 12": A reality show that follows some ordinary family who moves to Los Angeles . . . and attempts to become famous in just 12 weeks.
"The Originals": A spin-off of "The Vampire Diaries", which was set up on the show's April 25th episode. "The Originals" focuses on the vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus, who's been an antagonist on "Vampire Diaries" the past few seasons.
"Reign": A teen drama set in the 16th century, about the teenage years of Mary, Queen of Scots . . . and her, quote, "adventures in France." It stars an Australian actress named Adelaide Kane as Mary.
"Star-Crossed": This mid-season replacement is a drama about a girl who falls in love with a teenage alien. Aimee Teegarden is the girl. She played Julie Taylor on "Friday Night Lights". The alien is Matt Lanter, who played Liam on "90210".
"The Tomorrow People": A sci-fi drama set some time in the future . . . about, quote, "a small number of young people, who have special powers, including instant teleportation and telepathy." They're being hunted down by a group run by Mark Pellegrino, who you know as Lucifer on "Supernatural" and Jacob on "Lost".
(You can watch the video previews for the new CW shows, here.)
The shows The CW is NOT bringing back next season include: "90210", "Cult", "Emily Owens, M.D." and "Gossip Girl". Plus, they haven't decided whether or not to bring back their game show, "Oh Sit!"
The shows they ARE bringing back include: "America's Next Top Model", "Arrow", "Beauty and the Beast", "The Carrie Diaries", "Hart of Dixie", "Supernatural", "The Vampire Diaries", and "Nikita" . . . but only for six, final episodes.
American Idol: Candice Glover and Kree Harrison went head-to-head before a crowd of 7,000 at L.A.’s Nokia Theater. The winner will be crowned tonight…the results show will also feature Adam Lambert, ex-judge Jennifer Lopez, The Band Perry, Frankie Valli and Korean pop star Psy.
Shakira is not coming back on "The Voice" next season. She says, quote, "I'm not going to be able to do next season because I have to get back to my motherhood, and also get back to the studio to finish my album." However, she adds, quote, "I have to take a little break. But you never know, I might come back!" Meanwhile, a "source" tells "Us" magazine that Usher can't do it next season either, because he's filming a movie. Of course, the show doesn't need them back next season if Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green are returning to their swivel chairs. We haven't heard from either of them, but host Carson Daly says Christina WILL be back, and he thinks Cee Lo is close to working out a new deal, too
Sounds like another Bachelor romance is headed for splitsville. Star magazine claims Sean Lowe’s fiancée Catherine Giudici is already interested in another guy. According to sources, Catherine was sick of waiting for Sean to be done with Dancing with the Stars, so she began hanging out with one of the show’s troupe members, Julz Tocker. Witnesses say she was at a party earlier this month where she was spotted snuggling up to the dancer. Said the insider, “She was rubbing Julz’s arm, whispering in his ear and giggling.”
Don't expect to see any Kardashians on "The Wendy Williams Show" anytime soon. On Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live", Wendy was asked what kind of mom Kim will be, Wendy said, quote, "What kind of mom will she be? A single mom. [They'll break up] 30 seconds after the baby is born." She added, quote, "I believe right now there is probably a plan in motion and Kris Jenner is probably helping Kim and Kim is probably asking for the help. "I think Kanye's about sick of all of it and he might think he has invested too much into this family and he is not going to win. "You are not going to pull a Kardashian away from Kardashians. They just don't really understand what it's like to give up for other people." (Here's video.)
When it comes to celebrities and their net worth, almost nobody's got more dough than Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Julia has Oprah money. And when I say "Oprah money", I mean more than Oprah money. Oprah has a net worth of $2.8 billion. But Julia is worth $3 billion. Her family is LOADED…and they have been ever since 1851, when her great-great grandfather founded the Louis Dreyfus Group, a commodities and shipping multinational that they control to this day. Julia is worth three times more than J.K. Rowling…but get THIS…She's also worth more than Tyler Perry, Diddy, Bono, Madonna, Dr. Dre, Will Smith and Ryan Seacrest COMBINED. (Check out this chart of how much these and other celebs are worth.)
Lindsay Vonn has been “dating” Tiger Woods all of about 3 months, but they’ve started talking about settling down together. A source claims (quote) “The two have gotten so serious they’re already thinking about a wedding and kids.” Lindsay told Tiger she will marry him under one condition….that he signs a pre-nup. The contract would give Lindsay half of his 600 million estate in case they divorce. In addition, Tiger would have to payout another 20 million for every time he cheats.
Sony Pictures Entertainment announced the popular video game Angry Birds will be headed to the big screen in a new animated 3D film in the summer of 2016
CBS has revealed their schedule for next season. Here's a rundown of the new shows they announced:
"The Crazy Ones": A comedy starring Robin Williams as the owner of an advertising company, who hires his daughter to be the creative director. Sarah Michelle Gellar is playing the daughter.
"Hostages": A "conspiracy thriller" about a surgeon whose husband and children are taken hostage right after she's selected to operate on the President. She's then ordered to KILL the President during the surgery to keep her family alive. Toni Collette is playing the surgeon, and Dylan McDermott is the bad guy.
"Intelligence": A drama starring Josh Holloway from "Lost". He's playing a guy who has a microchip implanted in his brain that allows him to access the internet, hack computers, run facial recognition, and recreate crime scenes in his head. It also stars Marg Helgenberger from "CSI" as the head of a fictional agency called the "U.S. Cyber Command".
"The Millers": A sitcom starring Will Arnett as a divorced news reporter whose mother moves in with him. Beau Bridges is playing his father, and the show also features J.B. Smoove from "Curb Your Enthusiasm".
"Mom": A sitcom starring Anna Faris as a "newly sober" single mother, who's trying to rebuild her life. She moves in with her mom, who's played by Allison Janney from "The West Wing". It also stars French Stewart, who was on "3rd Rock from the Sun" and Matt Jones…a.k.a. Badger on "Breaking Bad".
"We Are Men": A comedy starring Jerry O'Connell, Tony Shalhoub from "Monk", and Kal Penn from the "Harold and Kumar" movies as three guys trying to help their new neighbor after he gets dumped at the altar.
(You can watch the video previews for the new CBS shows here.)
The following mid-season replacements were also picked up:
"Friends with Better Lives": A sitcom about a group of six friends who, quote, "covet each other's lives." The two most famous stars are: James Van Der Beek, who's playing a successful gynecologist, and Kevin Connolly from "Entourage", who's playing a happily married dad.
"Reckless": A legal drama starring Cam Gigandet. It's about, quote, "A gorgeous Yankee litigator and a charming Southern attorney, who must hide their intense mutual attraction as a police sex scandal threatens to tear the city apart."
(Note: CBS decided NOT to pick up their planned second "NCIS" spin-off called "NCIS: Red" . . . a superhero comedy that would've starred RUPERT GRINT from "Harry Potter" . . . or that "Beverly Hills Cop" show.)
The shows CBS is NOT bringing back next season include: "CSI: New York", "Golden Boy", "Made in Jersey", "Partners", "Rules of Engagement", "The Job" and "Vegas".
The shows they ARE bringing back include: "2 Broke Girls", "48 Hours", "60 Minutes", "The Amazing Race", "The Big Bang Theory", "Blue Bloods", "Criminal Minds", "CSI", "Elementary", "The Good Wife", "Hawaii Five-0", "How I Met Your Mother", "The Mentalist", "Mike & Molly", "NCIS", "NCIS: Los Angeles", "Person of Interest", "Survivor", "Two and a Half Men" and "Undercover Boss".
UltimateClassicRock.com has put together a list of the Top 10 Hand Clap Songs . . . and the #1 spot went to "Jack & Diane" by John Cougar Mellencamp. Here's the Top 10:
1. "Jack & Diane", John Cougar Mellencamp
2. "My Best Friend's Girl", The Cars
3. "No Fun". The Stooges
4. "Another One Bites the Dust", Queen
5. "No Matter What", Badfinger
6. "I Want to Hold Your Hand", The Beatles
7. "Take the Money and Run", Steve Miller Band
8. "Only the Good Die Young", Billy Joel
9. "Bang a Gong (Get It On)", T-Rex
10. "Stuck in the Middle with You", Stealers Wheel
Brad Pitt spoke out yesterday about Angelina Jolie’s choice to undergo a double mastectomy. He said, quote, "All I want…is for her to have a long and healthy life, with myself and our children. This is a happy day for our family." He added, quote, "It was really important to her to share the story and that others would understand it doesn't have to be a scary thing. In fact, it can be an empowering thing, and something that makes you stronger and us stronger."
Meanwhile, people are already talking about the couple tying the knot sooner rather than later. She’s successfully put behind her a serious health scare. It would seem only natural to solidify their long-term relationship. Friends believe Angelina and Brad have made it a priority to make their family official.
Elimination night on Dancing With the Stars. Ingo Rademacher was the one that got the boot. In leaving, Ingo said, “This has been an amazing experience. I thought I was going to be done after two weeks." Competing in next week's finals are Disney star Zendaya Coleman, singer Kellie Pickler, Olympic gymnast Alexandra Raisman and Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones. They have one last competition in the ballroom on Monday with a winner getting crowned on Tuesday, May 21st.
Charlie Sheen’s ex-wife Brooke Mueller is currently in rehab, and Charlie's other ex, Denise Richards, has custody of Charlie and Brooke's 4-year-old twin sons Bob and Max. Well, according to RadarOnline.com, Brooke has been to rehab 20 TIMES…and two of those times were when she was pregnant with Bob and Max. And both times, she was being treated for her addiction to crystal meth. A source says, quote, "It's truly amazing that she was able to hold onto custody of the boys for as long as she did. Brooke's road to getting custody back of the boys is going to be very, very long."
Next time you get within touching distance of Carrie Underwood, please keep your hands to yourself. I'm serious. Carrie tells "Marie Claire" that she freaks out when strangers get up in her business. She said, quote, "At the beginning of my career, I used to have panic attacks. People were touching me, screaming…it made me really nervous. In public, I just get nervous. It's a physical reaction, feeling like the walls are closing in. "The fans are great. It's not their fault. I don't ever want to come across as ungrateful. But on my end, it is hard for me to process." Carrie's issue of "Marie Claire" is out May 21st,
The buzz that Beyonce is pregnant with child number-two just got a whole lot louder. According to TMZ, Beyonce’s people just announced that she has been forced to cancel her upcoming concert in Belgium because of “dehydration and exhaustion.” As for the rest of the tour, a rep for the singer says she’s "awaiting word from her doctors before making a decision."
Starting today, Star Trek Into Darkness is playing in more than 300 Imax 3D theaters, and tomorrow it opens nationwide on nearly 4000 screens. The predicted ticket sales for opening weekend is greater than $100 million. A studio insider says (quote) “The buzz around the last film was so strong that I think this one will be bring in a lot of the fans of the older Star Trek franchise films.”
Divorce proceedings between Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore have hit a $10 million dollar speed bump. A source blames him for the newest delay (quote) “Ashton and Demi are still not divorced. He made a lot of money after they married, but he doesn’t believe he owes her as much as she is asking for.” The New York Post indicates that Demi just discovered his $20 million investment in a private equity group. She wants-- the same as she's demanded all along-- half of that money.
ABC has revealed their schedule for next season, and in the process, they announced that the "Dancing with the Stars" results show will be dropped next season to make more room for their new stuff. There will only be one, two-hour episode of "Dancing" each week…meaning that the performances and results will somehow be combined into a single, two-hour show. "Dancing with the Stars" has had a separate results show since Season Two in 2006. Ratings for the results show have declined in recent seasons. It's still pulling in a decent audience, but it's the lower-rated of the two episodes.
Meanwhile, ABC also announced that they're airing a "Toy Story" special in October called "Toy Story of Terror". It'll be a half-hour long...and feature, quote, "all of the favorite characters" from the three films. In the special, the "Toy Story" gang goes on a road trip, and one of the toys mysteriously goes missing at a roadside motel.
Here's a rundown of ABC's new shows for next season:
"Back in the Game": A sitcom about a divorced single mom, who "reluctantly moves back in with her estranged father, who's a former baseball player." She starts coaching her son's little league team, and finds herself, quote, "drawn back into the world of sports she vowed to leave behind."
"Betrayal": A drama about a woman who starts having an affair with an attorney, but then finds out that her lover is going up against her husband...who's also an attorney...in an upcoming high-profile murder trial.
"The Goldbergs": A sitcom about an "in-your-face mother" and a "hot-tempered father" who are raising three kids in the 1980s. It stars Wendi McLendon-Covey from "Bridesmaids" and Jeff Garlin from "Curb Your Enthusiasm".
"Killer Women": A drama about the only female member of the Texas Rangers... the law enforcement agency, not the baseball team. It stars Tricia Helfer, who was Cylon Number Six on "Battlestar Galactica".
"Lucky 7": A drama about seven gas station employees in New York who win a multi-million-dollar lottery jackpot.
"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.": The first live-action TV show set in "The Avengers" universe. Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) is a major character on this show . . . even though he pretty clearly DIED in the "Avengers" movie
"Mind Games": A "quirky," confusing drama starring Christian Slater and Steve Zahn as brothers, who start an agency that solves people's problems, quote, "using the real science of human motivation and manipulation."
"Mixology": A sitcom about "a group of 10 singles looking for love at a Manhattan bar over the course of a single night." That's right, the ENTIRE show will take place during just one single evening.
"Once Upon a Time in Wonderland": A spin-off of "Once Upon a Time" that features an "Alice in Wonderland"-type storyline. John Lithgow will provide the voice of the White Rabbit.
"The Quest": A FANTASY reality show where competitors engage in various challenges in, quote, "a land of magic and malevolence, where mythical creatures lurk in the woods, agents of darkness stir in the shadows, and mystical beings infiltrate the keep."
"Resurrection": A supernatural thriller set in a small town, where dead people begin showing up on their loved ones' doorsteps, looking exactly like they did on the day they died.
"Super Fun Night": A sitcom starring Rebel Wilson from "Bridesmaids" about some female friends who like to have fun on Friday nights.
"Trophy Wife": A comedy about a "reformed party girl" who suddenly becomes a "trophy wife," after marrying a divorced man with three manipulative children.
For much more information...including video previews, pictures, full synopses and the tentative weekly schedule...hit up ABC.com
The shows ABC is NOT bringing back next season include: "666 Park Avenue", "Body of Proof", "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23", "Family Tools", "Happy Endings", "How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)", "Last Resort", "Malibu Country", "Private Practice", "Red Widow" and "Zero Hour".
The shows they ARE bringing back include: "20/20", "America's Funniest Home Videos", "The Bachelor", "The Bachelorette", "Castle", "Dancing with the Stars", "Grey's Anatomy", "Last Man Standing", "The Middle", "Modern Family", "Nashville", "The Neighbors", "Once Upon a Time", "Revenge", "Scandal", "Shark Tank", "Suburgatory" and "The Taste".
The shows that are still up in the air include: "Bet on Your Baby", "Splash" and "Wife Swap".
Angelina Jolie has revealed that she had both of her breasts removed to prevent cancer. She says her doctor told her she has one of the so-called "breast cancer genes". And because of that, she had an 87% risk of getting breast cancer, and a 50% chance of getting ovarian cancer. So she made the choice to have both breasts removed. She went through three months of medical procedures, which were completed on April 27th. She did have them reconstructed. As for why she chose to go public, Angelina says, quote, "There are many women who do not know that they might be living under the shadow of cancer. "It is my hope that they, too, will be able to get gene tested, and that if they have a high risk they, too, will know that they have strong options." Angelina praises Brad Pitt for standing by her through it all…quote, "I am fortunate to have a partner who is so loving and supportive.
Model (slash) actress Angie Everhart is undergoing surgery today for thyroid cancer. Her rep says, quote, "The prognosis is good…and Angie expects to be back to work and to mommy duties in a few weeks." He added that Angie hopes sharing her diagnosis will, quote, "encourage people to learn about cancer prevention, its signs and treatment immediately."
Celebrity psychologist Dr. Joyce Brothers died yesterday. She was 85. Joyce was the original pop psychologist…kind of the prototype for Dr. Phil and Dr. Drew. She appeared in tons of movies and TV shows, both as herself and in character. She was on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" almost 100 times. She was also an author and columnist. Brothers first rose to fame in the late 1950s, when she appeared on both "The $64,000 Question" and "The $64,000 Challenge"…and won them both. This was around the time of the infamous "Quiz Show" cheating scandals, but she was exonerated of any wrongdoing.
Multiple sources claim that Beyonce is pregnant again. The speculation may have started after she was spotted last week wearing a dress with a high, belted waist that kind of hid her stomach. It could also be the fact that she just did an interview where she talked about wanting more kids. She said, quote, "I would like more children. I think my daughter needs some company." However, one source claims she's NOT pregnant, but she and Jay-Z are planning to have another child after her tour is over in August. Their daughter Blue Ivy is 15 months old.
Barbara Walters officially announced her retirement on "The View" yesterday. She said, "I have been on television continually for over 50 years…but in the summer of 2014…I plan to retire from appearing on television at all.” But she said she'll continue to executive-produce "The View", and added, quote, "There will be special occasions and I will come back, I'm not walking into the sunset." See video below. In honor of Barbara's retirement, NBC posted a video from 1962, in which Barbara spent a day as a Bunny at the Playboy Club in New York City. That was 51 years ago, meaning Barbara was 32. She's 83 now. (Check it out here.)
Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green are reportedly in talks to return to "The Voice". And Christina may be getting a deal worth at least $12 million. It's unclear if Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are planning on returning, or if they're going to sit the next season out.
Justin Bieber performed in Johannesburg, South Africa, this weekend…but the REAL show went down hours after he left the stage. That's when a sophisticated, "Ocean's Eleven"-style HEIST went down at the venue…and the burglars made off with all the money Justin brought in, along with the cash from a Bon Jovi concert the night before.The thieves reportedly used chisels and hammers to tunnel through the "double-thick" wall that led into the strong-room, and then used ropes to lower themselves through the hole into the safe. Supposedly, it would've taken "several days" to carve out the wall…but no one noticed, and the burglary went off without a hitch. Local officials think it may have been an inside job, but the investigation is still ongoing. It's unclear how much was stolen, but it was at least $330,000. For what it's worth, Justin wasn't involved. He told TMZ, quote, "It wasn't me."
One of the things people love about Disney's "Brave" is that the lead character, Merida, is a fierce, young, independent woman who would NEVER conform to sexist gender roles. Until now. Disney has named Merida its 11th official "Disney Princess". And with that title comes a brand new, glammed up makeover that's making a lot of people angry. One of those people is Brenda Chapman….who won an Oscar for writing and co-directing "Brave". She's LIVID about the changes they made to Merida, calling it, quote, "a blatantly sexist marketing move based on money." She adds, quote, "There is an irresponsibility to this decision that is appalling for women and young girls. Disney marketing and the powers that be…should be ashamed of themselves. "When little girls say they like it because it's more sparkly, that's all fine and good but, subconsciously, they are soaking in the sexy 'come hither' look and the skinny aspect of the new version. It's horrible! "Merida was created to break that mold…to give young girls a better, stronger role model, a more attainable role model, something of substance, not just a pretty face that waits around for romance. "I forget that Disney's goal is to make money without concern for integrity. Silly me."
The major networks are unveiling their schedules for next season this week. NBC and Fox unveiled theirs yesterday.
NBC announced that Jay Leno will finally end his run on "The Tonight Show" during the week leading up to the 2014 Winter Olympics, which begin Thursday, February 6th.
Jimmy Fallon will be introduced as the new "Tonight Show" host during the second week of NBC's Olympics broadcast…when the ratings are the highest…and he'll settle into his new timeslot on Monday, February 24th.
That's also the night "Late Night with Seth Meyers" will debut.
NBC also announced their new shows for next season. Some of them were previously reported, but here's a quick summary of them all:
"About a Boy": A comedy based on the book by Nick Hornby, and the movie starring Hugh Grant . . . about a lazy, immature bachelor, whose life changes when a single mother (Minnie Driver) moves in next door with her young son.
"American Dream Builders": A reality show hosted by Nate Berkus, which will have teams of professional designers and builders competing against each other in a home renovation contest.
"Believe": A drama about, quote, "A young female orphan with powers ranging from levitation to telekinesis…and a wrongfully convicted death row inmate, who's sprung from prison to protect her as she goes on the run." It sounds a little vague, but that's not surprising. It's produced by "Lost's" J.J. Abrams.
"The Blacklist": A psychological thriller starring James Spader as a notorious criminal, who unexpectedly surrenders himself to the FBI and agrees to give up all his criminal friends…but, for some mysterious reason, he will ONLY work with a rookie female FBI agent.
"Chicago PD": It's a spin-off of NBC's "Chicago Fire". Some of the new characters will be introduced on the season finale of "Chicago Fire" on May 22nd.
"Crisis": A conspiracy thriller starring Gillian Anderson from "The X-Files"…that involves the kidnapping of a U.S. President's son. The show also stars Dermot Mulroney.
"Crossbones": A "pirate drama" set in the 1700s, featuring John Malkovich as Blackbeard.
"Dracula": A supernatural drama starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Dracula.
"The Family Guide": A sitcom about, quote, "an immature single mom, who finds herself becoming closer to her blind ex-husband." Parker Posey was supposed to play the woman, but she dropped out last week. There's no replacement yet.
"Food Fighters": A cooking competition where amateur home cooks face off against professional chefs. Adam Richman from "Man Vs. Food" is hosting it.
"Ironside": A remake of the late-'60s / early-'70s crime drama "Ironside", which starred Raymond Burr, a.k.a. "Perry Mason," as a paralyzed Chief of Detectives. The new version stars Blair Underwood.
"The Michael J. Fox Show": Michael J. Fox is starring as…well, himself basically. He's a news anchor who retired after being diagnosed with Parkinson's. But now, five years later, he's growing restless and is ready to restart his career.
"The Million Second Quiz": A reality game show where contestants have to answer trivia questions in a 24/7, live event that takes place over 12 consecutive days from a public, "gigantic hourglass-shaped structure in Manhattan."
"The Night Shift": A medical drama set at a San Antonio hospital, during the graveyard shift.
"Sean Saves the World": Sean Hayes from "Will & Grace" stars as a divorced, gay dad whose teenage daughter suddenly moves in with him. Thomas Lennon from "Reno 911" and "The State" is also in it.
"Undateable": Chris D'Elia from "Whitney" stars as a slacker who teaches his roommate's "undateable" friends the art of dating.
"Welcome to the Family": A sitcom about two kids who fall in love soon after graduating from high school, and have an unplanned pregnancy. The show will focus on their families being brought together, and their "colliding cultures." One family is white, and the other is Latino.
(For much more information...including video previews, pictures, full synopses and the tentative weekly schedule...hit up NBC.com.)
The shows NBC is NOT bringing back next season include: "30 Rock", "1600 Penn", "Animal Practice", "Deception", "Do No Harm", "Go On", "Guys with Kids", "The New Normal", "The Office", "Ready for Love", "Rock Center with Brian Williams", "Smash", "Take It All", "Up All Night" and "Whitney".
The shows they ARE bringing back include: "The Biggest Loser", "Celebrity Apprentice", "Chicago Fire", "Community", "Dateline NBC", "Grimm", "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit", "Parenthood", "Parks and Recreation", "Revolution", "The Sing-Off", "Sunday Night Football" and "The Voice".
The shows that are still up in the air include: "Betty White's Off Their Rockers", "Fashion Star" and "Hannibal".
While Fox was presenting their schedule for next season, the network confirmed that they ARE bringing back "24" for a "limited run." Kiefer Sutherland is onboard, and it's tentatively set to premiere NEXT May.
But this time, there will only be 12 episodes instead of 24. A network suit says, quote, "It'll go chronologically over the day, but it will skip hours. It'll be dictated by the plot."
Fox has also ordered a 10-episode miniseries from M. Night Shyamalan. It's called "Wayward Pines", and it'll star Matt Dillon. There aren't many details, but it's described as a thriller similar to David Lynch’s "Twin Peaks". "Wayward Pines" won't premiere until sometime next summer, in 2014.
Here's a rundown of Fox's new shows for next season:
"Almost Human": A drama set in the year 2048, when every L.A. police officer is paired with a ROBOT partner. The show was created by the guy behind "Fringe", and it's being produced by "Lost's" J.J. Abrams.
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine": A sitcom starring Andy Samberg as a goofball detective, who has to deal with a tough, new, by-the-books boss. Andre Braugher from "Homicide: Life on the Street" is playing the boss.
"Dads": A live-action comedy created by "Family Guy's" Seth MacFarlane. Here's the premise: "Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi star as successful founders of a video game company, whose somewhat stable lives are upended when their fathers move in with them."
"Enlisted": A comedy about three very different brothers who work together at a small Army base in Florida.
"Gang Related": A drama about, quote, "An elite police task force in L.A. that's charged with suppressing gang activity, but that sometimes falls on the wrong side of the law." It stars Terry O'Quinn from "Lost" and rapper RZA from the Wu Tang Clan.
"Junior MasterChef": A spin-off of Gordon Ramsay's "MasterChef" featuring younger "chefs" that range in age from eight to 13.
"Murder Police": An animated comedy about an incompetent police force.
"Rake": A drama starring Greg Kinnear as, quote, "a brilliant but acerbic criminal defense attorney, who's great at his job but speaks his mind too freely and whose self-destructive behavior has left him with problems with gambling, the IRS, and an ex-wife." So it's a little like "House"…only with a lawyer instead of a doctor.
"Sleepy Hollow": A supernatural thriller based loosely on Washington Irving's "Sleepy Hollow" story. In this one, Ichabod Crane is somehow resurrected in the present day, where the Headless Horseman has resumed his murders.
"Surviving Jack": A comedy starring Christopher Meloni from "Law & Order: SVU". It's based on a book called "I Suck at Girls", which was written by the dude behind the infamous @[Crap]MyDadSays Twitter feed.
"Us & Them": A comedy about a young couple trying to make a long distance relationship work after meeting online. It stars Jason Ritter, Alexis Bledel and Jane Kaczmarek from "Malcolm in the Middle".
(For more information, hit up Fox.com)
The shows Fox is NOT bringing back next season include: "Ben and Kate", "Fringe", "The Mob Doctor", "Touch" and "COPS". (But as we heard, "COPS" will continue on Spike.)
The shows they ARE bringing back include: "American Dad", "American Idol", "Bob's Burgers", "Bones", "Family Guy", "The Following", "Glee", "Hell's Kitchen", "Hotel Hell", "Kitchen Nightmares", "MasterChef", "The Mindy Project", "The New Girl", "Raising Hope", "The Simpsons" and "X Factor".
Fox still hasn't decided on the future of "The Cleveland Show".