"I’m not who I was pretending to be"
Earlier today we learned that Kanye West appears on today’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show to, among other things, debut the music video for his new song Only One. Right now we learn that Justin Bieber also makes an appearance on today’s episode of Ellen. JB showed up to surprise Ellen for her birthday and, of course, to show off his new Calvin Klein Underwear commercial. Bieber opened up about his fear of being on camera or whatever and then to talk about his upcoming Comedy Central Roast … saying he is ready to “own up” to “a couple of things”. And, true to his word, after his appearance on Ellen aired on the East Coast, he posted a mea culpa video on his official Facebook profile as a seeming apology to the world for his bad boy behavior. JB says he was “pretending” to be someone he’s not when he broke all those crimes and got repeatedly arrested last year. Click below to watch his appearance on Ellen as well as his video apology and see what YOU think of his new push to clean up his image. More »
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Kanye West appears on today’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk to Ellen about a few things, including the new music he is releasing this year. The embed above features Kanye and Ellen debuting a portion of the music video for his new song Only One which, as you may know, features Paul McCartney on keyboards. We get to see about a minute of the video in this clip and as you can see, it’s a very minimalistic music video directed by Spike Jonze. After you check out the music video, click below to watch video of Kanye‘s interview with Ellen where he talks about marriage, fatherhood and other exciting business news. More »
"If you ask me a stupid question ... you're gonna drink a shot of tequila"
Madonna sat down for an on-camera interview with the Today show down under in Australia today and, because she’s Madonna, she turned the whole chat into a drinking game. According to Madonna‘s rules, every time she was asked a stupid question, the interviewer had to do a shot of tequila. If she was asked an exceptional question, one that “blew her mind”, she would do a shot. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a lot shots drunkened (dranked?) during the interview but Maddy did reveal that she’s a Taylor Swift fan and that her daughter Lourdes Maria is a “chip off the old block”. Click the embed above to watch this really fun Madonna interview … then click below to see what Taylor‘s response was to Madonna‘s praise of her. More »
The TV Guide
I randomly ended up spending my entire night with Whitney Houston last night, totally on accident. I was in Anaheim, CA for the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend when Lifetime aired their biopic Whitney so I wasn’t able to watch it live when it aired. It was recorded on my DVR but after I got back home from my weekend away, I wasn’t able to get around to watching the movie before I had to fly off to Detroit for most of last week so … my first chance to watch the movie was last night. After I watched the biopic, I watched a bunch of Whitney Houston interviews and then … it was 2 AM. More »
"For the foreseeable future, Tom is done."
Yeah, so, first we heard from Blink-182 band members Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker that Tom DeLonge had quit Blink-182 “indefinitely” then we heard from Tom himself and he was all, Nah, I didn’t quit — I’m still in the band. Well, now we’re hearing from Mark and Travis again in a new interview with Rolling Stone magazine and they make very clear — Tom is out of Blink-182. According to Hoppus, Tom‘s people clearly stated to him that “Tom. Is. Out” of the band indefinitely … which is why they released their statement earlier today saying that he was out of the band. Mark says that Tom was being “ungrateful” and “disingenuous” by saying he hadn’t left the band after they said he left the band and, well, it sounds like Blink-182 is a big ol’ mess. Wade through the updated Blink-One Eighty Doo Doo below, if you dare. More »
"I'm not going back"
Back in February of last year we first learned that NBC is planning to reboot their old Heroes TV series as a new limited sequel series titled Heroes Reborn. In June, we learned that actor Jack Coleman has signed on to reprise his role as Noah Bennett (aka HRG – horn rimmed glasses) in this rebooted version of Heroes. Today we learn, unfortunately, that actor Zachary Quinto has decided NOT to return to the show, which likely means that his villainous character Sylar won’t be returning for Heroes Reborn as well. More »
"Why would the law treat [gays] differently?"
A week ago today, we learned that the US Supreme Court has decided to take up the case that will determine — once and for all — the legality of same-sex marriage here in the United States. In an interview at the White House with You Tube star GloZell Green, President Obama expressed his desire for the Supreme Court to come “to the right decision” and legalize same-sex marriage in our country. President Obama has spoken openly about his support for marriage equality in the past, so his comments in the interview embedded above aren’t a big surprise … but it’s still nice to hear our president endorse the equal treatment of all US citizens when it comes to marriage equality. The full interview is 47 minutes long but you can skip to the 23:40 mark of the video to hear Obama‘s comments on the upcoming Supreme Court decision.
"It's just as painful to watch my friend and mentor go through this"
Earlier this month, his Cosby Show TV wife Phylicia Rashad went on the record to defend Bill Cosby against his army of rape/assault accusers and today we hear from his TV son Malcolm-Jamal Warner as well. Warner has been nominated for a spoken word Grammy Award for the first time ever so he sat down with Billboard magazine to talk about his nomination and plans to attend the Grammy Awards. Unsurprisingly, the magazine asked him to comment on the Cosby allegations and he did … which you can read below. More »
"Nobody did anything wrong. You know what I mean?"
Jennifer Aniston, who’s new movie Cake opens in theaters this weekend, is profiled in the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter and in her cover story interview, she finally clears up once and for all the circumstances surrounding the end of her marriage to Brad Pitt all those years ago. Well, kinda clears up. Ever since Jen‘s marriage to Brad ended reportedly due to his cheating with his Mr. & Mrs. Smith co-star (and now wife and mother of his children) Angelina Jolie, the three of them have been fodder for countless tabloid stories about what went down in Jen and Brad‘s marriage. The common theme is that Brad cheated on Jen with Angelina. In new comments made to The Hollywood Reporter, Jen suggests that no one cheated on anyone. She says, flat out, “nobody did anything wrong” … in a seeming attempt to end a decade long conversation about Brad being a cheater, Angelina being a home-wrecker and Jen being a sad gal. More »