"We are pleased to have reached an amicable settlement that ends this litigation"
It was almost a year ago that comedian Tracy Morgan was seriously injured in a car accident that involved 6 cars, including a Walmart truck which left fellow comedian James McNair dead. As you may recall, the recovery process for Morgan was slow-going and scary at times. Morgan immediately sued Walmart for damages and the company responded by trying to place the blame for the accident on Tracy — even tho he was a passenger in one of the 6 vehicles that was involved in the accident. Today we learn that both sides have reached a settlement that has put an end to the lawsuit. Both Tracy Morgan and Walmart have released statements regarding the settlement that make clear that both sides are very happy with the outcome. More »
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AHHH! After a false alarm last year and new rumors last week, Janet Jackson has come out of seclusion to announce that she will be releasing a new album, a new tour and a new MOVEMENT this year! Janet quietly joined Instagram earlier today and used it to point us in the direction of a video announcement where she reveals the first details about her plans for new music. She promised that when she was ready to release new music, she would tell us from her own lips … and that day has come. She says:
“I promised you’d hear it from my lips. And now you will. This year, new music, new world tour, a new movement. I’ve been listening. Let’s keep the conversation going.
Click below to hear Janet Jackson make this stunning announcement herself. More »
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Look who's coming to Hulu
Last week we learned the sad news that Fox decided to cancel The Mindy Project after only 3 seasons, crushing the spirits of Mindy Kaling fans around the world. But even as the bad news about the show’s cancellation was making the rounds, Kaling herself was hinting that the show might live on on another network. Today, we get official confirmation that The Mindy Project has been picked up by Hulu and the video streaming service will air the 26-episode season 4 with the option to produce/air more seasons to follow! Rejoice Mindy Project fans, the show will LIVE ON! More »
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Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Waylon Smithers, Principal Skinner all in jeopardy
Wow. Last week it was announced that the long running animated series The Simpsons was renewed for a record-breaking 27th and 28th season and it was also announced last week that all of the main voice actors had signed new contracts for the show … except for one. At the time, it wasn’t revealed which voice actor was holding out but today … we know. Harry Shearer, the voice actor who gives life to characters like Montgomery Burns, Ned Flanders, Waylon Smithers and Principal Skinner, has been let go from the show. Both Shearer and Simpsons showrunner Al Jean have confirmed the news that he has been let go from the show … but Jean promises that the characters Shearer voiced will live on … with someone else providing the voices. Ugh. More »
After just 1 week, Mimi is already canceling shows
Last week, Mariah Carey kicked off her concert residency in Las Vegas to mixed reviews (including one scathing review by The New York Times that really went in on the elusive chanteuse). She performed a string of shows over the weekend and, as fas as I could tell, did a great job entertaining her fans. Last night, Mimi was due to kick off her second weekend of performances … but she was forced to cancel the show due to illness. Hours before she was due to take the stage, a sign was put up alerting ticket-holders that her show last night was cancelled — not postponed — cancelled. Around the aborted showtime, Mariah posted a statement on her official Instagram profile explaining her reason for canceling the show. Click below to read what she had to say. More »
"[Bobbi Kristina] remains unresponsive"
Yesterday, after we heard the horribly irresponsible and erroneous news from members of the Brown family that Bobbi Kristina was “awake” from her coma, we learned the actual news that Bobbi Kris remains unresponsive in long-term medical care with no change. Seeking to further clarify BK‘s unchanged condition, her grandmother Cissy Houston has released an official statement confirming once and for all that Bobbi has suffered “irreversible brain damage” and remains, very sadly, unresponsive to all stimuli. As such, Bobby Brown‘s attorney was forced to issue a statement on his behalf clarifying what Bobby meant when he announced to the world that his daughter is “awake”. But, where Bobby is concerned, he seemingly sadly remains in denial about his daughter’s condition and maintains that because “God is hearing” prayers, his daughter will “have a long life”. Sigh. More »
He liked it, he says
All anyone could talk about yesterday was that big ol’ kiss that Madonna forced on Drake during his headlining performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival Sunday night with some people saying he loved and others suggested he kinda hated it. The folks in the latter camp based their claims that he didn’t enjoy the kiss on the fact that he sorta looked disgusted after the smooch. But, it turns out, it’s the people who believed he enjoyed the kiss that are correct. After pretty much everyone else had their say about the kiss yesterday, Drake posted a message on his official Instagram profile to clarify, once and for all, his feelings about that kiss from Madonna. Click below to read exactly what he had to say about it. More »
"I left because not enough money was offered"
Well, f*ck! Remember last month when David Lynch suggested that the rebooted Twin Peaks sequel series that he announced last year was headed to Showtime as a limited sequel series was in trouble due to financing? Well, it looks like he wasn’t kidding about those problematic financial negotiations because he has revealed on his official Twitter profile that he has decided to LEAVE the Twin Peaks reboot because Showtime won’t pay him enough to make the series he wants to. At this point, either Lynch has signaled the death knell for this Twin Peaks revival or he has thrown down the gauntlet to finalize negotiations with Showtime (it sounds like it’s at the do or die stage). Showtime has responded with an official statement that says the network is “saddened” by Lynch‘s statement and suggests that they may move forward with the project without him … which sounds like an absolutely horrible idea. Ugh. Click below to read the statements and see what you think about the seeming dissolution of our Twin Peaks revival dreams :( More »
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"I think this is important to say"
Earlier today we read the first tweets posted online by the surviving members of One Direction — Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horran and Harry Styles — in the wake of Zayn Malik‘s decision yesterday to leave the group. Clearly, one tweet from Liam wasn’t enough for him to get everything off his chest so he took to his official Twitter profile again a short time ago to expound more fully on all the feels he is dealing with right now. As you can read below, Liam says that it is OK for fans to be a bit sad over Zayn‘s departure but HAVE FAITH! Liam swears that “there’s a lot more to come” … or at least, he thinks there is. Read his full Twitter statement below. More »
"I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band."
Oh damn. Last week we learned that Zayn Malik decided to leave the current One Direction tour due to “stress” (which was likely caused by rumors that he had been cheating on his fiancée while he was on tour with 1D). Today, Zayn has released an official statement announcing his decision to quit One Direction altogether. Malik‘s short statement doesn’t really give a reason for his quitting the group, he only says that “now is the right time” for him to leave the band. And much like the Spice Girls did when Geri Halliwell quit that group in the late ’90s, One Direction has decided to carry on and move forward as a 4-member group. Dang. Click below to read Zayn‘s full statement and weep for the beginning of the end of One Direction. More »
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