Wendy Williams will produce
As soon as actress/singer Zendaya was announced as the person to play Aaliyah in the upcoming Lifetime made-for-TV biopic about her life, she received so much criticism that she ended up dropping out of the TV movie. Today we learn that a new actress has been found to play Aaliyah in Aaliyah: Princess of R&B. Alexandra Shipp has now been cast in the lead role. This news comes from daytime talk show host Wendy Williams, who has also revealed that she is now an executive producer on the biopic movie. Click below to learn more. More »
Are you feelin' this?
Last November, punk pop band Blink-182 performed a string of concerts here in LA that got people thinking that the band was ready to get back into the studio to record a new album. The last time the band released anything new was, like, a million years ago … WAY back in 2011. Today we learn that the prayers of loyal Blink fans have been answered because Tom Delonge has announced on Instagram that Blink-182 are currently in rehearsals for a set of live performances … and for the recording of a new album! Huzzah! More »
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"Thor is no longer worthy"
Breaking comic book news to pass along right now … Marvel Comics has announced that one of its oldest and most beloved superheroes is going to undergo a change. The Mighty Thor — god of Thunder, worthy of spirit to wield the powerful hammer Mjolnir — will, for some reason, be deemed unworthy of his superhero mantle and will be replaced by a woman! That’s right folks, the new Thor will be a woman in the comic books. The View announcement gave no details about the gender change, only that the superhero god will soon become a goddess, but you can read the full press release announcement from Marvel below. Hmmm. More »
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She and Roger also released a very 'Jersey Shore' baby announcement...
It has happened! Just a little while ago we saw Jenni JWOWW Farley at her baby shower, with all of her old Jersey Shore friends in attendance. And now, JWOWW is officially a mom. I know you guys are feelin’ old right along with me—I mean, Snooki and JWOWW are friggen moms now! It seems like only yesterday we were watching them do things I’m not even entirely comfortable bringing up in a piece about motherhood and pure, newborn babies, LOL! But I’m happy for the two ladies; they seem to be right where they want to be. Click inside to learn more!
"Either they were lying originally or they're lying now."
Earlier this week, actor George Clooney penned an open letter to/about a report in The Daily Mail that he claims was an irresponsibly fabricated story about his future mother-in-law that suggested that his fiancée Amal Alamuddin‘s mother objected to the couple’s engagement for “religious reasons”. In response to Clooney‘s letter, The Daily Mail issued a half-assed “apology” that wasn’t really an apology at all. Today, George has published a follow-up letter that makes very clear that he completely rejects the Mail‘s so-called apology because he does not believe for one second that the publication is neither sorry for what they did nor has any intention to stop publishing similarly fabricated stories in the future. Click below to read the full text of George Clooney‘s new response. More »
It’s official! ABC confirms Rosie O’Donnell returns as co-host of #TheView with moderator Whoopi Goldberg for Season 18.
Earlier this week we learned of a report that Rosie O’Donnell has signed on to return as co-host of The View in the wake of the firing of both Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepard. Today we learn that Rosie‘s return has been OFFICIALLY confirmed by ABC with the statement above. Whoopi Goldberg with moderate with Rosie at her side. Even tho not everyone is happy with Rosie‘s return (keep crying, Elisabeth Hasselbeck), I have a feeling that O’Donnell‘s return to The View will do wonders for the ratings.
It would appear that Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes aren’t the only Hollywood couple with exciting baby news to share … Robert Downey, Jr. and his wife Susan are also expecting a bundle of joy themselves. RDJ shared the happy baby news on his official Twitter profile by announcing to the world that he and Susan will be birthing a baby girl this November. As you can see below, RDJ made the announcement in oh so many words but I guess when you’ve only got 140 characters to use, you have to be judicious with your official statements. Click below to read Downey‘s baby announcement in full. More »
12 steps in the right direction
After his arrest in NYC last week, it was reported that troubled actor Shia LaBeouf had checked into a rehab treatment facility. Today we learn officially that Shia is not actually seeking rehab treatment, instead he is seeking treatment for an alcohol problem. LaBeouf‘s press rep has issued a statement that makes it fairly clear that Shia has enrolled in a 12 step Alcoholics Anonymous program, which sounds like the best Shia LaBeouf news in years. More »
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RDJ issues an official statement
Robert Downey, Jr.‘s 20-year old son Indio Falconer was arrested in West Hollywood, CA yesterday on drug possession charges after police noticed him smoking “something” out of a pipe as he drove in car with friends. The car was pulled over and Indio was found with cocaine in his possession. As you may know, RDJ long-suffered from drug addiction in the 90s and naturally, he is very concerned for his son. RDJ has already issued an official statement regarding his son’s arrest, which you can read in full below. More »
"he is continuing to show signs of improvement"
Earlier this week we learned the very happy news that Tracy Morgan‘s condition had been upgraded to “fair” just about 2 weeks after he was involved in a deadly car accident. Today we learn the even happier news that Tracy is now well enough to leave the hospital. According to his publicist, Morgan still has a long recovery road ahead of him but he is showing signs of improvement so significant that he can now continue to recuperate in a private rehab center. Woot!! More »
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