Ok...would you be able to guess this phrase with just these letters???
T_ _ G _ / _ _ R _ _ _ T
Last Thursday, 30-year-old Autumn Ernhard won $1,030,340 on "Wheel of Fortune". It's just the second time someone has won $1 million in the show's 30-year history. She did it by immediately guessing the two-word puzzle in the bonus round. It was "TOUGH WORKOUT" and she guessed it with only the two Ts, the G and the R. After she guessed it so quickly, Pat Sajak yelled, quote, "WHAT?!" And he later joked to her, quote, "Is this the first time you've won a million dollars?" The first $1 million winner was Michelle Lowenstein, back in October of 2008. Here's video of Autumn:
It’s girl! Talking about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s baby. The gender was revealed during an ultrasound that was shown last night on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians". Kim was accompanied by Kris, Khloe and Kourtney. Kanye wasn’t there. Click here to see the video. Meanwhile, Kim's baby shower was yesterday. Click here for pics.
Sad news…Jean Stapleton, who played Edith Bunker on "All in the Family", passed away on Friday of natural causes. She was 90. Jean played Edith throughout the show's nine-season run from 1971 to 1979.
Some more sad news...our hearts go out to singer Bruno Mars...he lost his mother Saturday. Bernadette Hernandez died of a brain aneurysm. She was 55 years old.
A guy from Buzzfeed.com has put together a list of the 11 Hottest Male Athletes. Yes...a guy made this list... I have to say...he did a great job! David Beckham was number one....
Here's his pics
1. David Beckham
2. Tom Brady
3. Matt Kemp
4. Derek Jeter
5. A retired rugby player you've never heard of named Thom Evans
6. Retired Swedish soccer player Fredrik Ljungberg
7. Andy Roddick
8. U.S. hurdler David Oliver
9. Soccer stud Cristiano Ronaldo
10. Reggie Bush
11. Surfer Kelly Slater
Amanda Bynes update. RadarOnline.com says she was evicted from her New York City apartment. They say moving trucks showed up and took her stuff last Tuesday night, just five days after she was arrested for allegedly smoking pot in the lobby of the building, then throwing a bong out her apartment window. There's no word where she's living now. Meanwhile, Amanda says she got a nose job…and she's getting another one in three weeks. Also, she Tweeted that her dad is, quote, "as ugly as RuPaul."
Colorado storm chaser Tim Samaras from the Discovery Channel show "Storm Chasers" was one of the 11 people who were killed by the tornado in El Reno, Oklahoma on Friday. His son also died, along with a colleague named Carl Young.
Garth Brooks and Ronnie Dunn have confirmed they will be performing at Toby Keith’s upcoming tornado benefit. Ronnie said that he and Garth agreed to kept their heads down until Blake’s thing was done and until Toby took the lead. Quote “We'd be the second wave of efforts to help people because there is a need for a second wave. There will be a need for months and months to come." Expect Toby's concert to happen over the July 4th weekend at the University of Oklahoma football stadium. Ronnie adds, quote, "There are a lot of moving parts to work out. But that's what we're aiming for." Blake Shelton’s "Healing In The Heartland" benefit raised over $6 million last Wednesday.
Sources say that Penelope Cruz is joining the cast of the upcoming, 24th James Bond movie. And if that happens, she'll become the oldest Bond Girl in history. Penelope turns 40 next April, and the movie will film the following summer. So she'll not only be the oldest Bond Girl, she'll be the ONLY Bond Girl in her 40s. Currently, the oldest Bond Girl is Honor Blackman, who was 39 when she was in the 1962 Bond flick "Goldfinger".
It’s official…Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have confirmed speculation that they will NOT be back on "American Idol" next season. Both of them lasted just one season. Mariah's publicist made it official by Tweeting, quote, "With the global success of 'Beautiful', Mariah Carey confirms her world tour, and says goodbye to 'Idol'." And Nicki Tweeted, quote, "Thank you 'American Idol' for a life changing experience! Wouldn't trade it for the world! Time to focus on the music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!" Randy Jackson announced his departure after 12 seasons last month, so it appears that there could be a completely different set of judges next season. BUT, there's still no official word on Keith Urban.
Amanda Bynes nonsense...
1. Amanda was filmed walking the streets of Buffalo, New York yesterday. The guy who was filming her kept asking why she was in Buffalo, and she kept saying, quote, "We're not in Buffalo."
2. Amanda denies it, but it seems pretty conclusive that she was in Buffalo on Wednesday night, too...jumping on a trampoline at a place called SkyZone.
3. Amanda's parents are reportedly saving all her Tweets as possible evidence, if they should decide to seek a conservatorship.
We certainly should have seen this coming: Grumpy Cat is getting her own movie. You've all seen Grumpy Cat by now. She's basically just a cat who looks grumpy...but after her owner's brother posted pictures of her online last September, she became one of the most popular Internet memes of all time. Her real name is Tardar Sauce, by the way, and her owner says her interesting facial expression is due to feline dwarfism and an underbite. The company that's producing the movie says it'll be in the vein of "Garfield"...quote, "We think we can build a big family comedy around this character."
Bon Jovi is playing a show for free next month in Spain…but by "free," they mean THEY aren't getting paid. Fans will still have to buy tickets…but since the band isn't getting a cut, they're a lot cheaper. According to reports, the tickets will cost between $25 and $50, which is about HALF the normal price. Bon Jovi said they're doing it to make sure people can afford to go, since the country is going through an economic crisis right now.The show is already sold out.
Nielsen Media Research has released their list of The Most-Watched Shows of the 2012-2013 TV Season, and "NCIS" was #1. It averaged 21.3 million viewers last season. Here's the Top 20:
1. "NCIS", 21.3 million viewers (CBS)
2. "Sunday Night Football", 21 million viewers (NBC)
3. "The Big Bang Theory", 18.7 million viewers (CBS)
4. "NCIS: Los Angeles", 17.3 million viewers (CBS)
5. "Person of Interest", 16.1 million viewers (CBS)
6. The performance episodes of "American Idol", 15 million viewers (Fox)
7. The performance episodes of "Dancing with the Stars", 14.9 million viewers (ABC)
8. The results episodes of "American Idol", 14.6 million viewers (Fox)
9. The Monday episodes of "The Voice", 14.2 million viewers (NBC)
10. "Two and a Half Men", 13.79 million viewers (CBS)
11. The results episodes of "Dancing with the Stars", 13.78 million viewers (ABC)
12. The Tuesday episodes of "The Voice", 13.24 million viewers (NBC)
13. "Blue Bloods", 13.17 million viewers (CBS)
14. "Elementary", 12.7 million viewers (CBS)
15. "60 Minutes", 12.4 million viewers (CBS)
16. "Modern Family", 12.31 million viewers (ABC)
17. "Castle", 12.26 million viewers (ABC)
18. "Criminal Minds", 12.22 million viewers (CBS)
19. "Vegas", 11.94 million viewers (CBS)
20. "The Following", 11.87 million viewers (ABC)
Jessica Simpson is due to give birth to baby number two next month, and then she plans to focus on another big day in her life – her wedding. She’s been telling friends that she and fiancé Eric Johnson don’t want to put off the wedding any longer. An insider tells the mag that at her baby shower last month she told guests “she wanted to get married a few months after the baby is born.” After delaying her wedding because of baby number two, the source said Jessica was saying, “let’s have this wedding already before I get pregnant with another one!”
Carrie Underwood’s "Blown Away" tour ended last week. We could talk about how she traveled 605,000 miles, did 112 shows and played to over a million fans. Or that it took nine buses and 16 trucks to haul it all. But we always talk about that kind of stuff. I'd rather focus on how they went through 2,600 pounds of confetti…and 408 beach balls. Yes…she brought beach balls!
During a recent interview, Katie Couric confirmed Michael Jackson once asked her out on a date. He had his spiritual advisor, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, call Couric’s office to find out if she was seeing anyone at the time, and to tell her Jackson felt she was “the kind of girl I would like to go out with.” As Couric recalls, she was dating someone at the time, and told Boteach, “Will you tell him how flattered I am and what a nice compliment that is?” Looking back, Couric said, “I do regret not having dinner with him [Jackson]. That would have been insane – breaking bread with Michael Jackson!”
While most of the public has felt sorry for Ann Curry because of how she was treated by the Today show, her New York City neighbors sure don’t. John Lee and his wife Lynne Lummel live next door to the Upper West Side brownstone Ann and husband Brian Ross bought in 2003. The place has been under construction for the past ten years, making John and Lynne’s life miserable. “On air, Ann comes across as caring and empathetic, a touchy-feely sort of person who wears her emotions on her sleeve,” John told The National Enquirer. “But when the cameras aren't rolling, she's far different from her public persona and not in a good way.” The constant construction has been torture for the couple, and has triggered numerous lawsuits. Worst of all, John says Ann hasn’t ever apologized for the inconvenience she has caused them. Said John, “Our quality of life was destroyed. She's an uncaring , mean-spirited person who cannot bring herself to apologize for her mistakes.”
Blake Shelton gathered some of his superstar friends Wednesday night for Healing for the Heartland — a telethon/concert to raise money for United Way to help rebuild Oklahoma after last week’s devastating tornado. Blake opened the show with a moving rendition of his hit “God Gave Me You.” Other stars that performed included…Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts, Ryan Tedder of One Republic, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Luke Bryan and Usher. Throughout the show, stars including Carrie Underwood, Jimmy Fallon, Alicia Keys, Jay Leno, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and Toby Keith urged viewers to donate. After the show, United Way posted on their Facebook page that phone lines were jammed and their website crashed due to the outpouring of viewers wanting to donate.
Donations can still be made by texting REBUILD to 52000.
There have been rumors that Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s marriage is in trouble…but Blake says they're fine, and there aren't any secrets between them. In fact, he lets her check his phone just to be sure. He tells "People", quote, "[I tell Miranda], 'I have nothing to hide from you.' That's always been our policy: 'Here's my phone. Go through it.' That's really the kind of trust we have. "There are no secrets. [I'll say,] 'Go dig through my drawers or my computer if you feel like you need to.' And that's been a really good thing, because I don't want her to ever have any doubts."
Thanks to RadarOnline, we now know that Kelly Clarkson’s wedding to Brandon Blackstock is happening October 20th in Nashville, Tennessee. They got a copy of the Save the Date invitation and posted it online. Here it is...
Adam Levine is catching some heat for a remark he made on Tuesday's episode of "The Voice". It happened as it was being revealed that two of his contestants were going home because they didn't get enough votes. One of the artists eliminated was Judith Hill, so that was a bit of a shocker because she was considered a favorite to win this season. After it became clear that America hadn't voted to keep her in the competition, Adam muttered under his breath, quote, "I hate this country." He wasn't on camera at the time…and may not have realized that his microphone was on. Regardless, people freaked out over it on social media sites. Some were even calling for Adam to be fired. Adam released a statement, explaining the comment. He said, quote, "I obviously love my country very much and my comments last night were made purely out of frustration. "I'm passionately invested in my team and want to see my artists succeed. [The] elimination of Judith and Sarah was confusing and downright emotional for me and my comments were made based on my personal dissatisfaction with the results. "I'm very connected to my artists and know they have long careers ahead, regardless of their outcome on the show."
Here's video....it happens at the 1:14 mark....
Henry Cavill may be the new Superman, but he didn't always look like a man of steel. As a kid, he says, quote, "I was fat. I was Fat Cavill." He went to boarding school, where he was, quote, "an easy target." He says, quote, "I bawled on the phone to my mom four times a day." It was around the age of 17 that Cavill started acting…and getting into shape. He's 30 now. "Man of Steel" comes out June 14th.
At 72 years of age, "Star Trek" and "X-Men" star Patrick Stewart just ate his first piece of pizza. And he decided that it was worth posting a picture of the occasion on Twitter. He captioned it, quote, "My first ever pizza 'slice'. Please note: the authentic NY fold."
A PBS affiliate in New York made some posters for FAKE reality shows to make fun of the current state of TV. And they're so absurd that they should sound ridiculous…but thanks to the crazy shows that DO exist, they seem totally possible. The posters have been popping up in the New York subway, with the tagline: "The fact that you thought this was a real show says a lot about the state of TV."
Here are the fake shows, along with their taglines:
1. "Bad Bad Bag Boys" . . . "Clean Up on Every Aisle."
2. "Knitting Wars" . . . "It's SEW On."
3. "Bayou Eskimos" . . . "Their Life Is Headed South."
4. "The Dillionaire" . . . "Life's a Pickle."
5. "Married to a Mime" . . . "SHE'S Got Plenty to Say."
Earlier this month, we heard Angus T. Jones would not return to "Two and a Half Men" as a regular character next season. Now, there are reports that the show is adding a new female character to replace him. Deadline.com says it's a girl "in her late teens or early 20s," who shows up at Walden and Alan's door, looking for her father. She claims she's the daughter of Charlie Sheen’s old character…and ends up moving in with them. The part hasn't been cast. By the way, it's still unclear if Angus is coming back. Last we heard, he was invited to return in a limited role…but no one has said for sure if that's happening or not.
Former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson reportedly chased down Justin Bieber on Monday night, for driving recklessly through their neighborhood in California. According to TMZ, Keyshawn was walking through the neighborhood with his kids, when Bieber went flying past them in his Ferrari. So Keyshawn brought the kids home, jumped in his Prius and went after him. When he got to Justin's house, he parked right behind him, blocking him in. But there was no confrontation because Justin hightailed it into his house and refused to come out. At least one other person called police to report Justin's reckless driving that night, and the cops ended up questioning him. But we don't know what, if anything, will come of that. Sources say that Justin appeared to be stoned. Keyshawn is taking the situation very seriously. He wants Justin to slow down and be a responsible neighbor.
Katy Perry had a busy weekend. She was spotted with both Robert Pattinson and her ex-boyfriend John Mayer over the Memorial Day weekend. On Monday, Mayer showed up at a party at Katy's house, and sources say they looked like a couple again. On Sunday, Katy was at a ranch in California with Rob, watching two strangers rehearse for their wedding, but they did NOT act like a couple.
Beyonce performed in Denmark on Monday…and while she was singing "Irreplaceable", a male fan got a little frisky with her. He reached over and smacked her on the behind. Naturally, Beyoncé did NOT like that. She glared at him…and said, quote, "I'm going to have you escorted out of here now!" It's unclear if she followed through on that threat, but some reports say he was allowed to stay. Just before the fan made his move, it looks like Beyoncé pointed the mic at him so he could sing along. He already had his hand up and ready at that point.
Friday's issue of "People" magazine has a list of Country Music's Hottest Guys. They gave the top honor to Kenny Chesney. A few other names that made the cut include, in no particular order, Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Gary Allan. The cover features a huge photo of Kenny, plus smaller pics of Jake Owen and Blake Shelton. (You can check it out here . . . and you probably should, just so Jake can feel good about working so hard on those abs.)
Rick Springfield has a novel coming out! He is releasing “Magnificent Vibration” in
May of 2014. Creative writing was his first love…so probably no big surprise. He’s of course best known for the song “Jessie's Girl" and being on "General Hospital", but his memoir "Late, Late at Night" was a surprise New York Times best-seller. He said in the statement the experience "reminded me how much I love the craft." Springfield's novel is about a tough-times protagonist who receives a 1-800 phone connection with God through a self-help book.
You’re time in the movie theater could be shortened! The National Association of Theater Owners (NATO) hopes to drastically alter your movie experience. One of the chief complaints is that movie trailers take too long before the feature film gets started. NATO is pushing the studios to edit 30 seconds from every trailer. An anonymous Hollywood studio exec believes this change is too much (quote) “My trailers are 2.5 minutes because that's what we need to send the right message. This could be a paradigm shift. Thirty seconds is a long time.”
Demi Moore missed a huge moment in her daughters life. Last weekend she skipped out on watching her daughter, Scout, graduate from Brown University. A source said, (quote) “The buzz was that Demi was supposed to come in, but everyone was wondering where she was.” Apparently Demi's recent stint in rehab did not stick and she’s getting strung out and would be an embarrassment to the family. Bruce Willis, plus daughters Rumer and Tallulah, where there to cheer for Scout. Heck, even Bruce’s new wife attended the graduation.
The Bachelorette might be feeling scorned. The ABC reality hit's season nine premiere, which kicked off Desiree Hartsock's journey for love, brought in series-low ratings, attracting 5.8 million viewers and a 1.9 rating in the adults 14-49 demo, which is down 27 percent from Emily Maynard's season opener last year. To be fair, Desiree had two factors working against her: She is the first Bachelorette to have to face NBC's reality hit The Voice and it was Memorial Day.
Bachelorette premiered last night. Desiree Hartsock started her search for her one true love. Her 25 suitors showed up. A dancer’s moves fell flat. A magician tried to impress with some tricks. Zak went shirtless. A Prince Charming (Diogo) came in a suit of armor. Single-dad Ben grabbed her heart with his four-year-old son. One of the contestants is Brad from Denver. He’s an accountant/DJ. Here's Brad:
Blake Shelton announced the details of his benefit concert for the victims of last week's tornados. It's called "Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert" and it's airing tomorrow night on NBC. The lineup includes Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill, Reba McEntire, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts…and One Republic singer Ryan Tedder. By the way…Carrie Underwood is kicking in an ADDITIONAL $1 million to the cause. The proceeds will be coming from her current tour and they'll benefit the Red Cross recovery fund. Carrie is from Oklahoma.
E! News claims Jennifer Hudson has "signed on" to be an "American Idol" judge. There's no official word.
Sugar Bear from "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" ended up in the hospital on Friday after passing out. It was announced in a post on the official Honey Boo Boo Facebook page. It said Quote, "Just wanted everyone knows sugarbear was taken to the hospital earlier tonight after getting dizzy and passing out, their running test on him to see what's going on. Still no word as to what was wrong. To make matters worse, while everyone was at the hospital with Sugar Bear, somebody ran over and killed Honey Boo Boo's dog China. And they may have done it intentionally.
There were reports all over the Internet Friday that "Rocky Horror Picture Show" star Tim Curry had suffered a major stroke Thursday night. But it turns out he actually suffered the stroke last July. It's not clear how this could have happened without anyone knowing it until now, but Tim's rep says, quote, "He's doing great…He absolutely can speak and is recovering at this time and in great humor." Curry is 67.
Oh boy here we go again… Donald Trump is considering another presidential run in 2016. One of Trump's people says that $1 million has been put aside to research Trump's standing in each state, and figure out who he'd need to win over in order to be successful. During a recent speech, Trump said, quote, "I'd be happy if Presodent Obama did a great job. I'm a Republican, but before anything, I love this country. I would love to see somebody come in who is going to be great."
It was a battle of sequels at the Memorial Day weekend box office…and the results were record-breaking. Total ticket sales at the box office topped $316 million this holiday weekend, breaking 2011's record of $277 million. "Fast & Furious 6" had the biggest slice of that pie, scoring the best opening weekend ever for the franchise with a HUGE $120 million. That's almost DOUBLE what "The Hangover Part III" pulled in. The third installment in the "Hangover" series made $63 million this weekend, well short of the $86 million "Part II" made two years ago.
1. (NEW) "Fast & Furious 6", $120 million.
2. (NEW) "The Hangover Part III", $51.2 million. Up to $63 million since Thursday. 3. "Star Trek Into Darkness", $47 million. Up to $156 million in its 2nd week.
4. (NEW) "Epic", $42.6 million.
5. "Iron Man 3", $24.4 million. Up to $372 million in its 4th week.
We recently heard that there's a movie in the works about Hillary Clinton back in the 1970s. And now, there's word that Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, Amanda Seyfried and Jessica Chastain are in the running for the part. Director James Ponsoldt says, quote, "They're all wonderful actresses. We're very fortunate that a lot of really great actors are interested in playing these roles. We're in an enviable position."
On Friday, Mariah Carey performed LIVE on "Good Morning America"…or at least she did on the East Coast. Apparently, the show cleaned up her vocals for the West Coast feed three hours later, because it sounds notably different. (Gawker.com has a video comparing the two feeds. In the first, Mariah is struggling to hit a few notes, but it's LIVE. In the second, her voice is all clean and smooth.) Mariah also dropped an S-word during her interview…and "Good Morning America" edited that too, understandably. Oh, and Mariah's dress also broke, which made things a little chaotic.
Here’s a summary from the past 100 hours in the life of actress Amanda Bynes, who for this long holiday weekend did not take a vacation from crazy.
Amanda made a court appearance in a platinum blonde wig.
After her release, she claimed it was not a bong she threw out her 36th floor window, but a glass flower vase—as if, somehow, that would be more excusable.
Amanda is loose on the streets of New York City in a wig shop. She goes home empty handed after not finding anything suitably tacky.
NYPD Internal Affairs said they will launch an investigation into allegations Amanda made of sexual assault and one cop slapping her in the crotch.
She first threatened to take the police to court, and then Amanda tweeted “suing everyone for this upsetting nightmare.”
This would include her doting parents, who she wishes the worst (quote) “I would rather them be homeless than live off of my money."
Amanda changed tactics and took aim at the "ugly" singer Rihanna, going so far as to say she almost named her dog “Rihanna.”
Amanda emerges from a haze. She deleted several tweets and apologized to Rihanna —who she hopes to one day star in a music video.
Reality and the truth are not Amanda's strong suit. She now claims the Rihanna-bashing tweets were faked by haters who created "mock tweets" that appeared to come from her Twitter account.
Amanda continues to claim she is “allergic to marijuana and alcohol, but I smoke tobacco” and her attorney can attest that (quote) “I’m a model citizen.”
She's due back in court on July 9. Unless, of course, in the likely case she misbehaves in the next 6 weeks.
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."