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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"Kanye West dreams big"
So, remember earlier this week when we learned from Kanye West himself that it took FOUR agonizing days for him to Photoshop his wedding photo to PERFECTION before he could let his new wife post the photo to Instagram because Annie Leibovitz bailed on shooting his wedding a day before the ceremony? As you may recall, Kanye seemed to be putting Leibovitz on public blast for bailing on shooting his wedding, he said, because she was “scared about the idea of celebrity”. Well, today we learn that Kanye is singing a bit of a different tune in an attempt to backtrack on what he initially said about Annie. Leibovitz, for her part, is speaking out as well. Click below to read the he said/she said update to this dumb story. More »
The Radio Legend has died at 82
Very sad news to pass along today … disc jockey, voice actor and radio legend Casey Kasem has passed away at the age of 82. Kasem suffered from Lewy Body Dementia (a degenerative disease similar to Parkinson’s Disease) in recent years and endured a family struggle between his wife Jean and his children in recent weeks. But according to an announcement by his family just moments ago, Casey passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones. More »
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He blames Kristeen Young for getting him sick, She denies the claim
Early last month Morrissey kicked off a new US tour in support of the forthcoming release of his new album World Peace is None of Your Business. I was lucky enough to see Morrissey perform live in Santa Ana and in Los Angeles, CA a few weeks ago and was looking forward to seeing him a third time this coming weekend in Flint, MI. Unfortunately, I will not be seeing Moz in concert this weekend because last night he cancelled the remaining dates of his tour due to a reported “illness”. And because everything Morrissey-related has to be dramatic, there’s a bit of controversy surrounding his tour cancellation. Moz is blaming his illness on his opening act Kristeen Young, saying that because she got him sick he had to cancel the tour. Kristeen is fighting back by making very clear that she did not get Morrissey sick, revealing that she was fired from the tour so that she could be made the scapegoat. DRAMA, thy name is Morrissey. Click below to read the he said/she said surrounding the death of Morrissey‘s US tour. More »
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Oh Okay. Good To Know.
I’m going to talk about labels for a minute. Labels are tricky, and there are certain labels that we all resist. Nobody wants to be labeled a racist. You could literally release video footage of somebody joking about black people and ropes and chains and singing about joining the KKK, and they would still maintain that they were not racist. I’ve said in the past that “racist” is, indeed, a complicated term that goes beyond how one feels about people of color. It has to do with economics and social power. But even with other labels, I find that people believe evading a label strips them of any responsibility. In relationships, until you get the label of “girlfriend” or “boyfriend” or “exclusive,” you’re technically free to do as you please. But we all know it’s way more complicated than that. How many of us have said before, “I’m not a bad person!” or “I’m a good mother!” It’s as if labeling ourselves (or not labeling ourselves) one or the other absolves us of certain behavior. In short, it’s bullshit. And it’s a way out. So, Usher, I don’t really GAF about how you choose to label your friend/investment. But let’s read your statement anyway, just for fun.
"I wish people would stop ..."
A couple of days ago photos that were taken on the closed set of Star Wars: Episode VII were leaked to the Internets and a day later, more photos purported to be from the Star Wars set came to light as well. Just a short time ago, director JJ Abrams posted on Twitter a note that he wrote to the cast and crew of Episode VII asking them to “stop leaking photos” from the movie set. JJ‘s note also “clears up” rumors that the Millennium Falcon will appear in the movie. Click below to read JJ‘s note and see what he has to say about the photo leaks from the Star Wars set. More »