Newly Crowned ‘American Idol’ Winner Phillip Phillips To Undergo Kidney Surgery

Just yesterday we heard that the winner of this year’s American Idol is 21 year old Phillip Phillips, and today news has broken that the young man who is on top of the world has to undergo serious surgery for kidney problems. TMZ reported that Phillip needs to undergo urgent surgery, which will take place in the next 7-10 days. Apparently, he has needed to have this surgery for some time but has been putting it off until after the show because it requires considerable recovery time. Now that he has won the whole competition, and walked away with the top title of season 11′s American Idol, he can focus on his health before commencing the Idol Live Tour over summer. More »

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Watch: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Releases 2 New TV Commercials

Earlier this week we got to check out a whole slew of new posters for the upcoming sequel film The Dark Knight Rises. Today we get to check out a couple of newly released TV commercials for the film. Unlike full on trailers, commercials have to grab the audience in much less time. These new commercials are each 30 seconds long but they contain new, previously unseen footage. Check out the clips below. More »

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First Look: Marvel Comics Releases The Variant Cover For ‘Astonishing X-Men’ #51

Yesterday we learned that Marvel Comics is planning to feature its first same-sex marriage when Astonishing X-Men #51 is released next month. Today we get our FIRST LOOK at the variant cover for that issue of the comic. As you may know, out gay superhero Northstar (real name Jean-Paul Beaubier) proposed to his longtime boyfriend Kyle Jinadu in Astonishing X-Men #50 (on sale NOW). Next month, the guys say I Do … click below to see what the variant cover of #51 will look like. More »

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Listen: Whitney Houston Performs ‘His Eye Is On The Sparrow’ On The ‘Sparkle’ Soundtrack

Earlier this week we go to hear audio of Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks dueting on the song Celebrate which is featured on the soundtrack to the film Sparkle (due out in August). Today we get to hear audio of another newly recorded song that features Whitney all by herself. Click below to hear Whitney‘s powerful rendition of the gospel song His Eye is on the Sparrow. More »

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‘The Real Housewives Of New York City’ Releases A New Promo Photo & Video

Last month we got our first look at the first trailer for the forthcoming new season of The Real Housewives of New York City and today we get to check out a fabulous new promo photo and the new opening title sequence for the show. Altho RHONY won’t debut on Bravo until next month, we can see what the revamped opening title sequence will look like. Click below to hear how the new (and old) housewives will introduce themselves on the show. More »

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Watch: Alanis Morissette Performs ‘Guardian’ On ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

A couple of weeks ago, Alanis Morissette released a lyric video for her new single Guardian, the first from her forthcoming new album Havoc and Bright Lights. Today we get to watch video of Alanis‘s LIVE performance of the song on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week. As you can hear below, Alanis sang beautifully. Check out the performance in full. More »

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Watch: Sam Claflin On Shooting Arrows With Kristen Stewart In ‘Snow White And The Huntsman’

For British actor Sam Claflin, when his Snow White And The Huntsman character Prince William isn’t attempting to court Kristen Stewart‘s Snow White, he’s shooting arrows like a certain recent major movie character. Boasts Sam: “I looked better than Katniss.”

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Madonna’s Junior High School Yearbook Is Being Sold At Auction

A copy of the 1972 yearbook from West Junior High in Rochester Hills, MI is being sold at auction. As you may know, this is significant because Madonna was a 14 year old student at the jr. high school at the time. It turns out that Maddy‘s childhood friend Nancy is selling her yearbook at auction in the hopes of making a significant sum of money. The yearbook has added value because it features Madonna‘s 14 year old autograph. Click below to see what Madonna looked like at 14 and what she inscribed in this yearbook. More »

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First Look: Britney Spears Arrives In Austin, TX For ‘The X Factor’ Auditions

Squee!!! It’s really happening — RIGHT NOW! Earlier today we got to see the FIRST promo commercial for the forthcoming second season of The X Factor and I mentioned that Britney Spears and her fellow judges — Simon Cowell, Antonio LA Reid and Demi Lovato — would be making their way to Austin, TX for the first round of X Factor auditions. Well, Britney and co. have *just* made their arrival in Austin for today’s auditions and the first photos have made their away online! Click below to see how AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS Britney looks in Austin RIGHT NOW! More »

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Fun Run

Last night, I met up with a group of strangers at a running store in Sherman Oaks, CA called Runnergy for their weekly public fun run. I’ve been looking for a group of folks to run with occasionally and I decided What the heck? and made my way to the Valley last night to go for a run. I ventured out in a pair of Newton running shoes that are designed to help runners adjust their running style (from heel striking to midfoot striking) and, honestly, enjoyed a really fun work out. More »

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