If you’ve got kids… you may not want to do this. The 9-year-old daughter of Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards was reportedly bullied in school so badly last year, that they had to take her out because the school wouldn't do anything about it. So Charlie went on Twitter yesterday and asked his fans to deliver, quote, "a rotten egg, a roll of toilet paper or some dog [crap]" to the school. The school has added extra security, but they say they handled the issue appropriately last year.
NBC has a proven HIT with "The Voice"..so it's a little surprising that they've decided to bring back their much less successful singing competition show "The Sing-Off". The show hasn't aired since November of 2011. NBC basically canceled it last year, but now they've decided they'd like to do a fourth season after all. There's no premiere date, but it sounds like it's going to debut in December. It's unclear if host Nick Lachey or any of the judges will be back. By the way, NBC has ANOTHER singing competition premiering this summer called "The Winner Is", where contestants will engage in singing duels for the chance to win a $1 million grand prize. Nick Lachey is definitely hosting that one.
Forget all those stories about Oprah Winfrey losing her mojo…because "Forbes" just named her the Most Influential Celebrity for the second year in a row. According to E-Poll Market Research, she has a 48% influential rating…which means 48 percent of Americans rate her as influential. At least some of this has to do with her network starting to gain some traction thanks to big interviews, like her sit-down with Lance Armstrong. --Here are the 10 Most Influential Celebrities of the Year, along with their influential ratings . . .
#1.) Oprah Winfrey, 48%
#2.) Steven Spielberg, 47%
#3.) Martin Scorcese, 42%
#4.) (tie) Ron Howard and George Lucas 41%
#6.) Dr. Oz, 40%
#7.) (tie) Barbara Walters, Bono and Suze Orman, 37%
#10.) Clint Eastwood, 36%
A "Swiss television data group" called World Information Tracking is putting out a list of The 50 Shows That Changed TV. It doesn't just cover the U.S…the shows were successful internationally, and had an impact on TV worldwide. They chose one show for every year from 1963 and 2012. The list is being released in parts…and only the first batch is out now. It covers the '60s and '70s. Here's a full rundown of the American ones:
1965: "The Dating Game"
1966: "Star Trek"
1969: "Sesame Street"
1972: "The Price Is Right"
1973: "The Young & the Restless"
1975: "Wheel of Fortune"
1976: "Family Feud"
(--To see the whole list so far, hit up the company's Facebook page, here.)
American Idol results show was last night. They continue to make big changes for this season. For the first time, they had a leaderboard. So the contestants can no see how the fans voted. Who was first and who was last. Speaking of last…Curtis Finch Jr. was eliminated last night. The judges decided not to save him.
Taylor Swift’s notorious habit of writing songs about her old boyfriends is officially in the national consciousness. We know this because it was one of the questions used on Wednesday's "Jeopardy!". The answer was: "2009's best female country vocal went to her for 'White Horse', where (SHOCKER!) she goes off on an ex-boyfriend."
Speaking of Taylor and an ex. Harry Styles of One Direction is demanding that footage of he and Taylor get deleted from the upcoming One Direction movie. The cameras were rolling as their young romance blossomed. A source says, (quote) “Producers shot Taylor and Harry in Los Angeles and New York City. Harry wants nothing more to do with Taylor and would prefer to completely erase the memory.” Looking at the early edits of the movie, Harry cringed every time she was on the screen.
An update on Lindsay Lohan. Prosecutors in her probation-violation and obstruction-of-justice case have ended plea negotiations. Law-enforcement sources say that the talks broke down because Lindsay is simply unwilling to accept any punishment…no jail time, no community service, nothing. She's apparently sticking to her story that she wasn't the one driving her Porsche last summer when it was in a crash on the Pacific Coast Highway. The trial starts Monday.
The New York Times reported that Matt Lauer is about to get pushed out the door. The Today Show’s 16 consecutive years of being number-one in ratings ended with Lauer at the helm. The network bosses know, but can't admit in public, the primary problem is their $25-million dollar man. Market research has shown the viewers have turned on Matt. He admitted as much yesterday when he joked at a presentation to advertisers, (quote) "I would like to tackle a teeny white elephant in the room. I promise to spend all of my time and energy over the next several months trying to keep Savannah Guthrie out of the headlines.”
Pop singer Katy Perry is ready to write her life story. She has signed a $3.2 million deal to pen her autobiography, reportedly to be titled Part of Me, the same as her 2012 concert film. The book is expected to go into intimate detail about Perry’s personal life, including her marriage to and subsequent divorce from Russell Brand, and life with her current beau, John Mayer.
Cindy Crawford has opened up to Oprah Winfrey about what exactly caused the breakup of her marriage to Richard Gere. The couple met when Crawford was 21 and Gere was 37. They married four years later, but the union only lasted four years. Crawford said the age difference was a big reason why they didn’t last. “I just think your twenties, for women, is such a time when you're starting to come into your own and feel your own power and connect to your inner strength,” said the 47-year-old. “I think I was more willing at 22 to be, like, ‘okay, I'll follow,’ but then you start going, ‘Well, I don't want to just follow, I want to lead sometimes and I want to walk side by side sometimes."'
Two new movies will be no match for Oz: The Great and Powerful, which is predicted to earn around 40 million in its second weekend. The race for second place will be tight between The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and The Call, which may have the momentum going into the weekend. Both are expected to sell about 15 million worth of tickets, making it one of the slowest openings for a Steve Carell or Jim Carrey, who star in the magic comedy. Interest in the Halle Berry kidnapping thriller, The Call, has rapidly grown in the past several days.