Sometimes you know exactly how something is going to work out. This is one of those times: Jessa James is getting married again. The "lucky" girl is Alexis DeJoria. She's a racecar driver and the daughter of one of the founders of the Paul Mitchell hair care product line. Jesse has already been married four times…most famously to Sandra Bullock.
Dennis Rodman did indeed show up at the Vatican yesterday…wearing a black jacket with brightly-colored flowers all over it. He looked like the backdrop from a '70s game show or something. For some odd reason, his trip was sponsored by an Irish online gambling site called PaddyPower.com. So he was also wearing their hat. Rodman was expected to show up in his own version of the popemobile, but he failed to make good on that promise. Supposedly, the car got delayed by snow in Northern Italy. (If it even exists in the first place.) Rodman wanted to meet with whomever the new pope was going to be. We're guessing Pope Francis didn't take that meeting.
If Dennis Rodman can go to North Korea, then Steven Segal can go to Moscow. And he did. He was there because Russian President Vladimir Putin invited him to the opening of a new martial arts school. They had lunch and watched a judo competition together. Putin's spokesman says they're friends and, quote, "regularly meet each other."
Ed Asner was hospitalized yesterday, after getting sick during a performance of the one-man show "FDR" in Gary, Indiana. Asner started sweating profusely, and was having trouble remembering his lines. Crew members escorted him offstage, and he was taken to a nearby hospital by ambulance. Ed is 83 years old, but the good news is, it sounds like he’s going to be ok. His son blamed exhaustion, and said Asner had been feeling "under the weather" for a few weeks now. He added, quote, "He's doing well and very grumpy, which with him is always a good thing."
Six years ago, Sanjaya Malakar was tearing it up on "American Idol" . . . and now, he's tearing it up in New York Subway Stations. "In Touch" magazine has published a photo that apparently shows him singing for cash in New York's First Avenue L station. An "eyewitness" says he was singing Otis Redding’s "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay" and had people "doing double takes," because, quote, "The guy's still a decent singer!"
Idol was on last night…the top ten performed. But when the show started, Nicki Minaj was nowhere to be found. She was stuck in traffic. After the first singer and during the first commercial break Minaj arrived 13 minutes into the show. She was dressed in a black hood and dark sunglasses (not enough time in make-up perhaps) She took her seat and didn’t even mention her tardiness. Ryan poked fun at her tho. He said “Which one of you judges gave Nicki the wrong directions to the studio today? Who drained the fuel from her car?”
As for performances, Candice Glover may have stole the show with Shirley Bassey's "I (Who Have Nothing)." Amber Holcomb provided some competition for Glover, singing Kelly Clarkson's "A Moment Like This."
You may want to watch the results show tonight. Bon Jovi and Philip Phillips will be performing.
Over the weekend, there was talk that NBC wants Howard Stern to take over for Jimmy Fallon if Fallon moves to "The Tonight Show". Well, Howard said he was "insulted" by that . . . because he's bigger than hosting a talk show in the middle of the night.
Julianne Hough was robbed a week ago. While visiting a friend in Hollywood last Friday night, her luxury Mercedes-Benz was broken into. The thieves reportedly ransacked the interior but found a goldmine. Julianne had left jewelry in her parked car. Just not any jewelry, either. TMZ says it was three pieces given to her by boyfriend Ryan Seacrest, who’d plunked down about 100,000 for them.
Justin Bieber's mom, Pattie Mallette, is a really big fan of The Bachelor. In fact, the 37-year- old single mom has delicately alluded (through her Twitter account) to the fact that she wants to be the next Bachelorette, and we all know that in celebrity speak that is usually a preview of what's to come in the very near future.
Supposedly, Pattie promised Justin she wouldn't start dating until he was 18, and since he just turned 19 and is a famous superstar, why not glom onto some of that popularity?
Depositions in the Kris Humphries/Kim Kardashian divorce case may prove Kris’ assertion that everything about the couple’s relationship was fake. Life & Style got ahold of a 165-page deposition from Russell Jay, a producer on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, in which he admits that at least two scenes were “scripted, reshot or edited” to make Kris look like a villain after Kim asked for a divorce. Jay also says that not only did Kim know about Kris’ “surprise” proposal, but she insisted the scene be re-shot because “she didn’t like how her face looked in the first take.” A friend says Kris “feels vindicated” by the deposition.