KESHA has a song called "Supernatural" on her new album . . . and she claims it's based on real-life experiences she had with a ghost. Real-life SEXUAL experiences.
--She says, quote, "It's about experiences with the supernatural . . . but in a sexy way . . . I had a couple experiences with the supernatural.
--"I don't know his name! He was a ghost! I'm very open to it."
TLC Has Announced Three "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" Holiday Specials
If your holidays aren't complete without some trashy reality TV . . . there's FANTASTIC news: TLC has ordered three "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" holiday specials.
--There aren't any specific airdates yet . . . but they'll air around Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
--TLC also announced that more episodes are on the way, which will air in the spring. This seems to indicate a second season, but they didn't specifically say that. The first season . . . which ended last night . . . averaged a strong 2.3 million viewers.
Snoop Dogg on Smoking Marijuana with His Son: "What Better Way to Learn Than from the Master?"
Earlier this month, SNOOP DOGG'S 18-year-old son CORDE BROADUS posted photos of him smoking pot with his dad out of a two-foot glass bong. And in case you're wondering, Snoop considers that GOOD parenting.
--He tells the "Hollywood Reporter", quote, "My kids can do whatever the hell they want. For me to say otherwise would be hypocritical.
--"A lot of mother[effers] don't have a relationship with their kids, and that's when they get on drugs and have suicidal thoughts and drive drunk. Me and my son is mellow. I'm his father, so I wanna show him the proper way because he looks up to me.
--"What better way to get it than from the master?"
(--Obviously, we assume that by "getting on drugs," Snoop is NOT referring to marijuana. He probably doesn't consider the GIGGLE WEED a real drug.)
Are Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart Living Together Again?
"Us Weekly" claims that ROBERT PATTINSON and KRISTEN STEWART are living together again . . . but there's no word where. A source says, quote, "They are living together and have reconciled."
--Things aren't back to normal yet, though. The source adds that Rob is still, quote, "extra-sensitive" and "insecure".
--Other tabloids are saying that Kristen is doing everything she can to prove she's all about Rob this time.
--According to one source, that includes writing POETRY . . . quote, "He always wanted her to write poetry for him, but she never made the effort before. But since this happened, she's been writing her heart out.
--"She's written song lyrics, poetry and about a million apologies."
--Another source says Kristen is talking about getting Rob's name TATTOOED on her body. And while Rob thinks it's a crazy idea, he was also "affected deeply" that she would consider it.
Jennifer Garner Says Ben Affleck Has "Wonder Sperm"
JENNIFER GARNER wants to be done having kids . . . but BEN AFFLECK'S LOINS may not let her.
--Yesterday on "Ellen", Jennifer said, quote, "I plan to be done. But my husband is kind of a WONDER SPERM kind of guy."
--That wonder sperm has spawned three progeny so far: A 6-year-old daughter named Violet, a 3-year-old daughter named Seraphina and a 6-month-old son named Samuel.
JWoww From "Jersey Shore" Got Engaged . . . While Skydiving
JENNI "JWOWW" FARLEY from "Jersey Shore" got engaged recently . . . while SKYDIVING. Her boyfriend Roger Matthewsproposed during a skydiving lesson by holding a handwritten sign . . . which she didn't even see until they hit the ground.
--She says, quote, "The whole time I'm screaming, 'What are you doing? What's going on?' He's like, 'I want to spend the rest of my life with you! Will you allow me to?'" Obviously, she said yes.
(--Maybe the FIVE-CARAT ROCK he slipped on her finger had something to do with it.)
Lady Gaga Poses in Her Underwear and Admits She's Been Battling Eating Disorders Since She Was 15
LADY GAGA is facing the controversy over her recent weight gain head-on. Yesterday she posted pictures of herself in a bra and panties, and admitted she's been battling eating disorders since the age of 15. (--She's 26.)
--She captioned the pics, "Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15." She added, quote, "My weight/loss/gain since I was child has tormented me."
--She also thanked her fans and her boyfriend Taylor Kinney for making her feel good about herself. (--He stars on the upcoming NBC series "Chicago Fire".) She said, quote, "No amount of help has ever healed my pain about it. But YOU have.
--"My boyfriend prefers me curvier, when I eat and am healthy and not so worried about my looks, I'm happy. Happier than I've ever been."
Madonna Says We Have a "Black Muslim" In the White House
Either MADONNA was being sarcastic during her show in Washington, D.C. Monday night or she doesn't know our president very well. Because in trying to show her support, she referred to PRESIDENT OBAMA as a "black Muslim".
--She said, quote, "Y'all better vote for [effing] Obama, OK? For better or for worse, all right? We have a black Muslim in the White House, okay? Now that is some [stuff]. That's some amazing [stuff]."
--"It means there is hope in this country. And Obama is fighting for gay rights, so support the man, [gosh darn it]."
--She also praised the First Lady, saying, quote, "Thank God for Michelle Obama."
--Elsewhere during the show, Madonna exposed her bare back in order to show off a fake tattoo, like she's been doing throughout her tour. This one said, "OBAMA".
--And she threatened to disrobe further if the president is re-elected. She said, quote, "When Obama is in the White House for a second term I'll take it all off."
--While Madonna sounds pretty sincere in the video when she calls Obama a Muslim, she claims she did it on purpose.
--She says, quote, "I was being ironic on stage. Yes, I know Obama is not a Muslim . . . though I know that plenty of people in this country think he is. And what if he were?
--"The point I was making is that a good man is a good man, no matter who he prays to. I don't care what religion Obama is . . . nor should anyone else in America."
The Next "Bachelor" Is Just Another White, "Bachelorette" Reject
ABC has announced that the next "Bachelor" will be yet another white, "Bachelorette" reject. It's SEAN LOWE . . . the blond guy who was the second runner-up for EMILY MAYNARD'S love this summer.
--The 17th season of "The Bachelor" will premiere in January.
--Apparently, this means the producers were NOT interested in black sportscaster Lamar Hurd . . . who released an impressive audition video earlier this year . . . in an effort to become the show's first non-white "Bachelor".
ABC Says "Good Morning America" Isn't Exploiting Robin Roberts' Situation for Ratings
"Good Morning America" has been accused of exploiting ROBIN ROBERTS' bone marrow transplant and recovery as a, quote, "promotional opportunity." But ABC says that's NOT true.
--A network suit called the accusation, quote, "revolting and offensive." He also said they're sharing her battle cause their viewers are "interested in her journey" . . . and Robin is "strengthened" by the love and support of her fans.
--He added that it was Robin's decision to make it public to raise awareness and educate the viewers. (--Robin's recovery from the transplant is going well, but she isn't expected back on "Good Morning America" until sometime next year.)
Will Taylor Swift Play Joni Mitchell in a Movie?
The not-always-reliable British tabloids say TAYLOR SWIFT will play singer JONI MITCHELLin an upcoming movie.
--The film is based on the book "Girls Like Us", which is about female musicians Mitchell, CAROLE KING and CARLY SIMON.
--Actress ALISON PILL from HBO's "The Newsroom" will reportedly play Carole . . . and "Mad Men" minx JESSICA PARE is in line to play Carly.
Chris Brown Had a Probation Hearing Yesterday . . . And Rihanna Tweeted Her Support
CHRIS BROWN is still on probation for beating up RIHANNA more than three years ago. Yesterday he had a progress hearing in Los Angeles . . . and Rihanna Tweeted her support.
--She said, quote, "Praying for you, baby. My best wishes are with you today! Remember that whatever God does in our lives, it is WELL DONE!!! #1Love."
--As for the hearing itself, there's still a question as to how much of his community service Chris has completed. See, he chose to do most of it in his home state of Virginia.
--The court wants him to verify all his hours, but he claims he did a lot of it by himself and, quote, "didn't sign in." So they're still looking into that.
--Chris got a break on a FAILED DRUG TEST, though. He tested positive for weed in Virginia earlier this summer . . . but he claims he used in California, where he has medical marijuana clearance.
--The judge decided it was cool either way, because she'd never told him he couldn't smoke. But she warned him, quote, "You are not an average person who can sit in their living room and do what you want to do.
--"You are not only in the public eye, but you are on probation." (--Brown was given FIVE YEARS for the assault, so he's got just under two years of probation left to go.)
Now There Might Be TWO Kanye West Sex Tapes
KANYE WEST might have TWO sex tapes to worry about. TMZ says that the tape we heard about yesterday, featuring Kanye getting it on with a KIM KARDASHIAN look-alike, isn't the only one being shopped.
--This second tape is said to be twice as long . . . lasting 40 minutes. And that's NON-STOP ACTION. Supposedly, Kanye doesn't take any breaks.
--Now, TMZ claims both were filmed a few years ago . . . whereas when we heard about that first tape yesterday, a source said it was filmed shortly before Kanye and Kim got together.
Lindsay Lohan Was Hospitalized for Asthma Sunday Night
LINDSAY LOHAN was rushed to the emergency room of a New York City hospital Sunday night after suffering an asthma attack. Her rep says, quote, "Lindsay was treated and released, and is doing fine."
--Lindsay has had asthma all her life, and it's been serious at times. Her dad says, quote, "She has to take these things seriously. When she was a kid, we almost lost her a couple of times because of the asthma."
"Sesame Street" Is Ending "Elmo's World", and Tweaking the Way Elmo is Used
ELMO is getting a new job description on "Sesame Street".
--The show is "phasing out" its "Elmo's World" segment, which is geared toward two-year-olds. It's been a part of "Sesame Street"for the past 13 years.
--In its place, they're launching a new feature called "Elmo the Musical" that will be targeted at slightly older kids.
--"Elmo the Musical" will use music to introduce concepts of science, technology, engineering and math to preschool-aged kids.
--Someone from the show says, quote, "Elmo will use singing and dancing to draw attention to the need for problem-solving skills and make the learning entertaining."
Sarah Michelle Gellar Had Her Baby
SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR and FREDDIE PRINZE JR. have a brand new baby boy. Sarah's rep says she gave birth last week. There's no word on the kid's name.
--Sarah and Freddie also have a 3-year-old daughter named Charlotte Grace.
Green Day Singer Billie Joe Armstrong Is "Seeking Treatment for Substance Abuse" After an Onstage Meltdown
GREEN DAY singer BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG is "seeking treatment for substance abuse" . . . after throwing an EPIC tantrum at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Friday night.
--According to reports, Green Day's set was almost cut in half . . . from about 45 minutes to 25 minutes . . . after earlier sets by USHER and RIHANNA were allowed to go long.
--Billie Joe stopped their performance in the middle of the song "Basket Case" . . . when he noticed that a monitor in the venue was warning them that they only had one minute remaining. This set him off on a profanity-filled tirade.
--He yelled, quote, "Give me [an effing] break. One minute [effing] left. You're gonna give me one [effing] minute? Look at that [effing] sign right there . . . one minute.
--"Let me [effing] tell you something . . . I've been around since [effing] 198-[effing]-8. And you're gonna give me one [effing] minute? You've gotta be [effing] kidding me! What the [eff]! I'm not [effing] JUSTIN BIEBER, you mother[effers] . . .
--"I got one minute, one minute left. Oh, now I got nothing left. Let me show you what one [effing] minute [effing] means." He started smashing his guitar on the ground, and bassist MIKE DIRNT followed suit.
--Then, Billie Joe FLIPPED THE BIRD . . . and shouted, quote, "One minute. God [effing] love you all. We'll be back" . . . and stormed off the stage.
--Initially, there were reports that Billie Joe cooled down backstage and was laughing about the incident . . . so there was talk that he may have purposely gone over the top with it to have a "rock 'n' roll moment," and pick up some publicity.
--But on Sunday, Billie Joe's rep announced that he's, quote, "seeking treatment for substance abuse" . . . and added, quote, "Green Day would like everyone to know that their set was not cut short . . . and to apologize to those they offended.
--"The band regretfully must postpone some of their upcoming promotional appearances." Of course, the timing isn't good . . . Green Day's new album "Uno!" comes out TOMORROW.
--There's no word what kind of substance abuse Billie Joe is being treated for . . . although, there's a pretty good chance he was ON IT during his freak-out Friday night.
"Modern Family", "Homeland" and "Game Change" Were Big Winners at the Emmys Last Night
"Modern Family", "Homeland" and the SARAH PALIN movie "Game Change" were big winners at the Emmys last night.
--Each won for best show in its respective category: "Modern Family" for Comedy, "Homeland" for Drama and "Game Change" for Miniseries or TV Movie.
--"Modern Family" also won for Best Director, while ERIC STONESTREET and JULIE BOWEN won Best Supporting Actor and Actress, respectively.
(--The cast of "Modern Family" only compete in the SUPPORTING categories, instead of competing in both the Lead AND Supporting categories. It's one of those solidarity things.)
--In the LEAD comedy categories, JON CRYER was a surprise winner for "Two and a Half Men", and JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS won for "Veep".
--Meanwhile, "Homeland" stars CLAIRE DANES and DAMIAN LEWIS won Best Lead Actor and Actress . . . and the show also won Best Writing.
--JULIANNE MOORE won Best Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for "Game Change" . . . which also won the writing and directing honors for that category.
Jimmy Kimmel's Big Prank Was Pretending Tracy Morgan Had Passed Out on the Emmy Stage
Leading into the Emmys, host JIMMY KIMMEL promised some kind of massive, unprecedented stunt. It didn't really live up to the hype, but it was amusing.
--He had TRACY MORGAN lay down on the stage and pretend to be unconscious . . . then he told everyone to Tweet that Tracy had passed out on live TV, so that people would turn on the show.
--There's no word if the prank resulted in a ratings spike, but the "Hollywood Reporter" says there were 25,000 Tweets immediately after Kimmel's request.
Did Kris Jenner Get Shut Down When She Tried to Score some iPhone 5s?
Did KRIS JENNER get DENIED when she tried to snag a few iPhone 5s without waiting in line?
--RadarOnline says Kris called an Apple store ahead of Friday's release and asked them to reserve FIVE of the new iPhones for her, because she's apparently above waiting in line. She said she'd send someone to pick them up.
--But the employee politely told her NO, and said she's have to wait in line like everyone else.
--Kris freaked out and demanded to speak to a manager. A source says, quote, "No manager would speak to her because this wasn't a negotiable issue."
--Somehow, Kris didn't get the message, because when Friday rolled around, her assistant showed up for those five iPhones . . . only to discover that there were no iPhones waiting for him.
--A security guard who was keeping an eye on things told the assistant, quote, "See that line? Go wait in it and you will be helped."
Maksim Chmerkovskiy Plans to Leave "Dancing with the Stars" in 2014
Dancer MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY is planning to leave "Dancing with the Stars" when his contract is up . . . in 2014. So, he's doing TWO more seasons after this one.
--At that point, Maksim wants to stop playing second fiddle to C-list celebrities and launch his OWN career.
--He tells the "New York Post", quote, "Essentially, 80% of our job is to give somebody another push in their career, or we make them into likable characters. But at the end of the day, they go off and they better themselves.
--"I loved doing it. But to be honest with you, at 32, I am at what-about-me time . . . I have to do something else. I need to move on for me."
--Maksim didn't reveal his exact plans for 2014 . . . but he wants to give acting a shot. He says, quote, "I caught the bug, as they say. [It's] something I really want to do."
Kato Kaelin Thinks O.J. Simpson Is a Double-Murderer . . . But He Doesn't Have Any Proof
KATO KAELIN believes that O.J. SIMPSON killed his ex-wife NICOLE and her friend RON GOLDMAN back in 1994. But he doesn't have any actual proof.
--As you may recall, Kato was staying in a guest house on O.J.'s property when Nicole and Ron were murdered. And the prosecution put him on the witness stand, because he supposedly had testimony that contradicted O.J.'s alibi.
--But when he took the stand, he was so fidgety and uncooperative that prosecutors had him declared a HOSTILE WITNESS.
--Well, yesterday morning, the "New York Post" printed some supposed quotes from Kato putting the hammer down on O.J. He supposedly said, quote, "The statute of limitations has now passed . . . so I can now say . . . yes, he did it."
--Asked why he supposedly let O.J. get away with murder, he said, quote, "I was too scared. I was terrified."
--But Kato claims he never even spoke to the "Post", and he was shocked when he read his supposed quotes in yesterday's edition.
--Now, Kato does BELIEVE that O.J. was guilty. And he's said that before. But he adds, quote, "I have no firsthand knowledge."
--For the record, the "New York Post" writer who "quoted" Kato admits she never actually spoke to him. But she adds, quote, "He said it."
Paris Hilton Was Recorded Saying Gay Men are Disgusting . . . and Most of Them Probably Have AIDS
PARIS HILTON has been caught saying ignorant and downright BIGOTED things before. And it just happened again.
--When Paris was in New York City for Fashion Week earlier this month, a cab driver recorded Paris and a friend talking about an app called Grindr . . . which is for gay guys who want to hook up.
--After the friend explained to Paris how it works, she said, quote, "Eww. Eww. To get [effed]? Gay guys are the horniest people in the world.
--"They're disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS . . . I would be so scared if I was a gay guy. You'll like, die of AIDS."
--Interestingly, the friend Paris is talking to IS gay. Although he makes it clear he doesn't allow himself to be ENTERED.
--Paris' rep tried to explain away her dumb-ass remarks with this thin excuse, quote, "Paris Hilton's comments were to express that it is dangerous for anyone to have unprotected sex that could lead to a life threatening disease.
--"The conversation became heated, after a close gay friend told her in a cab ride, a story about a gay man who has AIDS and is knowingly having unprotected sex.
--"He also discussed a website that encourages random sex by gay men with strangers. As she was being shown the website her comments were in reference to those people promoting themselves on the site."
--The rep added that the clips released by the cabbie were taken out of context . . . and that Paris is a huge supporter of the gay community and did not mean to offend anyone.
Kim Kardashian Would Like to Trade Places With Jesus for a Day
In an interview with some Australian website, KIM KARDASHIAN was asked who she'd like to trade places with for a day. She chose JESUS. She said, quote, "I think it would be pretty fascinating to see the power that he had."
Is Lindsay Lohan Paying Six Figures for Car Insurance?
With all her vehicular mishaps, you've got to figure LINDSAY LOHAN is paying a lot for car insurance. But how much? One expert thinks it could be SIX FIGURES.
--A spokesperson for AutoInsuranceQuery.com says, quote, "Lindsay's auto insurance policy is likely to be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, not to mention that some insurance providers in California may require a bond.
--"Insurance companies can refuse to insure anyone if they have been suspected of insurance fraud or had too many accidents. It could happen to Lindsay, but as long as she can afford a very expensive insurance policy or custom plan, she can get insured."
Yesterday morning, LINDSAY LOHAN was ARRESTED for allegedly hitting a pedestrian with her Porsche in a crosswalk in Manhattan, then taking off.
--But it doesn't sound like the incident is quite so cut and dried. Here's what happened . . .
--Lindsay and some friends were planning to hit a nightclub at the Dream Hotel. She was driving down a ramp on the side of the building when she ALLEGEDLY clipped a guy in a crosswalk.
--The guy called the cops, and when Lindsay left the club at 2:30 A.M., she was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident. Since the charge was only a misdemeanor, she was booked and released without bail.
--The supposed "victim" was treated at a nearby hospital for alleged LEG INJURIES. He claims he suffered torn tendons, and the pain was so bad they gave him morphine.
--But it sounds like this guy is exaggerating his claim . . . if not completely making it up.
--Surveillance video from the Dream Hotel shows that Lindsay was going REALLY slow. And according to TMZ, when police watched the tape, they couldn't even agree whether her car actually hit the guy.
--As Lindsay continues down the ramp, the tape shows this man with a supposedly injured leg SPRINTING after her. It doesn't appear that he ever confronts her, though.
--Meanwhile, when Lindsay and her two passengers get out of her car, they don't seem to be flustered or aware that anything even happened in that crosswalk.
--The alleged victim also claims that Lindsay, quote, "smelled of alcohol real bad" . . . but police say they don't believe she was drunk. Although they also admit they didn't give her a breathalyzer.
--And other witnesses say Lindsay had just come from a SLASH concert, where she hung out backstage all night. And since Slash is sober, he doesn't allow booze in the backstage area.
--Lindsay's overworked publicist says, quote, "It appears that this is much ado about nothing. We are confident this matter will be cleared up in the coming weeks and the claims being made against Lindsay will be proven untrue."
--Lindsay better hope she skates on this . . . because she's still on probation in her necklace theft case . . . and a hit-and-run would definitely be a violation of that.
Lady Gaga Smoked Pot Onstage . . . In Amsterdam
LADY GAGA smoked pot onstage during a gig Tuesday night. Luckily she was in Amsterdam . . . so she wasn't breaking the law.
--Someone threw a bag containing a joint and a lighter up onstage, and Gaga partook. She also told the crowd what a fan she's become of the stuff.
--She said, quote, "I want you to know it has totally changed my life and I've really cut down on drinking. It has been a totally spiritual experience for me with my music."
Shakira is Pregnant
It was just announced that SHAKIRA will sub in for CHRISTINA AGUILERA on the Spring season of "The Voice". And yesterday, Shakira had more big news to share: She's PREGNANT.
--The father is soccer star GERARD PIQUÉ, whom she's been dating for over a year and a half. He's 25 . . . she's 35. There's no word on her due date.
--On her Facebook page, she said, quote, "Gerard and I are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby!
--"At this time, we have decided to give priority to this unique moment in our lives and postpone all the promotional activities planned over the next few days."
The Latest "X Factor" Hosting Rumors: Khloe Kardashian, Mario Lopez and Corbin Bleu
We've heard that KHLOE KARDASHIAN is in line to host "X Factor" this season . . . but it isn't a done deal yet.
--TMZ is reporting that the E! network is holding this up. Khloe's contract with E! includes an exclusivity clause, so they'd have to sign off on her hosting "X Factor".
--Supposedly, E! doesn't mind Khloe working with Fox . . . but they're concerned that her promotional duties for "X Factor" would eat into her availability to do stuff for them.
--TMZ also says the producers want TWO hosts . . . and they'd like to pair Khloe with MARIO LOPEZ. But former "High School Musical" star CORBIN BLEU is also in the running as a fallback option if they can't land Khloe or Mario.
Neil Patrick Harris Says This Will Probably Be the Last Season of "How I Met Your Mother"
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS says he expects this to be the last season of "How I Met Your Mother", despite talk that CBS may be interested in two more.
--Neil says that the cast's contracts expire after this season, and while they "love" doing the show, they're all, quote, "anxious to move forward."
--He adds, quote, "The only way I think a Season Nine or any longer would happen would be [if it were] financially right . . . that's the reality of it." (--In other words, it's going to take some MAJOR CASH. Season Eight premieres on Monday.)
Matchbox Twenty Were Hammered on Wine While Recording Their New Album
MATCHBOX TWENTY recorded their new album "North" while living together in Nashville . . . but initially, the process kept getting derailed by the massive amounts of WINE they were consuming.
--Singer ROB THOMAS says, quote, "We spent, like $40,000 . . . just on the wine." He adds, quote, "We'd break for dinner and things would just go south. We would think it was awesome, everything we were doing was awesome . . .
--"And we'd come back in and we would meet some new band out in the middle of Nashville and bring them back to the studio . . . and play all this crap. I know they walked away going, 'Dude, the new Matchbox Twenty record is going to suck!'"
--The band says they recorded "more than 60 songs" before selecting the final tracks for the album . . . and it doesn't sound like much of the material from the early, drunken sessions made the cut.
Olympic Snowboarder Shaun White Was Arrested for Public Intoxication in Nashville
Olympic snowboarder SHAUN WHITE was arrested for public intoxication in Nashville over the weekend.
--Police were called to the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel at about 2:00 A.M., after White trashed the phone in his room and pulled a fire alarm, causing the hotel to be evacuated.
--White then tried to flee the hotel and take off in a taxi, but a "concerned citizen" actually blocked him from getting into the cab. So White KICKED him and ran off.
--But the guy followed him. The two collided, and Shaun hit a fence, opening a nasty wound on the back of his head. Police said he appeared to be extremely intoxicated and reeked of alcohol.
--White was taken straight to the hospital, where he was booked for vandalism and public intoxication. After he was treated for his wound, he was released on his own recognizance.
Shakira and Usher Will Replace Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green on the Next Season of "The Voice"
CHRISTINA AGUILERA and CEE LO GREEN will NOT return to "The Voice" for Season Four, which will premiere next spring.
--Christina is releasing a new album and going out on tour . . . while Cee Lo is working on two albums, and is developing an NBC sitcom based on his life.
--Unlike "American Idol" and "X Factor", "The Voice" has IMMEDIATELY named their replacements . . . and they're BIG NAMES.
--SHAKIRA will take Christina's seat, and USHER will take Cee Lo's chair.
--ADAM LEVINE and BLAKE SHELTON will be back for the spring season . . . although they could take some time off the FOLLOWING season. For now, Christina and Cee Lo are expected to return for Season Five next fall.
--NBC has said they're "happy to accommodate" the career commitments of "The Voice" coaches . . . and that the original four coaches will have "chairs for life" on the show.
Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj Say They Aren't Feuding . . . Yet
MARIAH CAREY and NICKI MINAJ began working together on "American Idol" on Sunday . . . and TMZ claims they were already "at each other's throats."
--Supposedly, they kept interrupting each other while critiquing contestants, and a "source" says, quote, "These girls just don't like each other."
--But yesterday, Mariah said they haven't had time to hate each other. She joked, quote, "How can we feud in two days? I think a feud takes a little longer to happen." And Nicki added, quote, "[We're] getting along wonderfully, darling."
--For what it's worth, last month, TMZ claimed Mariah "hung up the phone" when she was first told Nicki was the top candidate to be a judge, because Mariah wanted to be the only woman on the panel, and didn't want to be overshadowed by Nicki.
Kelly Clarkson Will Record More Country Music . . . But Don't Expect Her to Abandon Pop
KELLY CLARKSON is always getting asked if she plans to switch from pop to country. And it picked up steam earlier this month when she was nominated for a CMA Best Female Vocalist award. Well, Kelly's answer is that she's sticking with both.
--She says, quote, "I think we're going to try and do (some) songs just for country music, and keep doing stuff for pop, as well. For me, if it's a great song, let's just cut it, and not worry about where it lands. Whatever it ends up sounding like, that's great.
--"As long as it's a natural thing, and it's something I love, I'm totally cool with doing it."
--Kelly's been getting a lot of love from country fans lately . . . but that won't change her course. She says, quote, "I have a great career. I never want to compromise my career just to get more fans. I think that's cheesy, and I think it's transparent, as well."
Royal Scandal: The Kate Middleton Nude Photos Are Here . . . And More Might Be Coming Today
The French magazine "Closer" went through with its promise and published those KATE MIDDLETON nudes on Friday.
--The blurry pics show Kate sunbathing topless during a French vacation with her husband PRINCE WILLIAM. William and Kate actually filed a LAWSUIT against "Closer" . . . which has since removed the photos from their website.
--They also issued a statement saying, quote, "Their royal highnesses have been hugely saddened to learn that a French publication and a photographer have invaded their privacy in such a grotesque and totally unjustifiable manner."
--However . . . an Italian magazine called "Chi", which is owned by the same company . . . is planning to publish somewhere between 50 and 200 MORE pictures in a 26-page spread today.
--Oh, and the publisher claims she has WORSE photos she DIDN'T use. She said, quote, "There are more intimate pictures that exist that we haven't published and will not publish. These images are full of joy, not degrading."
-William and Kate sued "Closer" for breach of privacy . . . and they may also sue the photographer who took the pics.
--These pics were not taken at some public resort, but on private property owned by Will's cousin. So it's not clear how a photographer was able to get close enough to take them.
Unfortunate Choice of Words of the Day: Kristen Stewart Loves What Her Latest Director Put Inside of Her
While promoting her new movie "On the Road", KRISTEN STEWART said something she probably wishes she could take back.
--She was praising her director, WALTER SALLES, and she said, quote, "HE PUTS SO MUCH INSIDE OF YOU."
--Obviously, that's a bad choice of words because Kristen's LAST director, RUPERT SANDERS, DID put something inside of her in the more literal sense. (--Well, maybe. We still don't know officially if they ever had sex.)
--Kristen went on to explain her point a little better . . . quote, "Once we got on set, it was so about just breathing and letting it happen. He put so much trust in us.
--"So it was like, 'OK, so I have to take my clothes off?' It's so not a big [deal]."
(--Saying that the guy made it easy for her to take her clothes off? Yet again, probably not the best choice of words.)
Are Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson Back Together?
The not-always-reliable British tabloids say that KRISTEN STEWART and ROBERT PATTINSON are back together.
--A so-called "source" says, quote, "They pretty much decided they couldn't live without each other. Kristen poured her heart out to Robert and told him it was a one-off and a mistake.
--"Rob sees it as Kristen made a really stupid mistake. After a lot of long tearful talks, they've worked it out."
--Supposedly, they're going to move back in together.
Mario Lopez's Fiancee Danced at His Bachelor Party
During MARIO LOPEZ'S bachelor party in Las Vegas over the weekend, his fiancée COURTNEY MAZZA surprised him by performing with the PUSSYCAT DOLLS.
--Mario has an interesting track record when it comes to bachelor parties. The last time he had one, he CHEATED. And his marriage to ALI LANDRY lasted a mere two weeks as a result.
Russell Brand Took a Homeless Guy Back to His House for Food and a Bath
RUSSELL BRAND was leaving yoga class in L.A. the other day when he saw a homeless man lying on the ground with no shirt on.
--So he stopped and gave the guy some water and a shirt. Then he took him with him in his car to get some food and a bath . . . and he apparently also took him to an AA meeting.
--A witness says, quote, "Russell noticed him there and was parked and out of the vehicle in no time to help. He asked the guy his name and what was wrong.
--"I heard him offer to take him for some food. Thomas said he wanted a burger, to which Russell replied, 'You don't want any of that crap, come to my house and you can have some proper food and a nice bath."
--Another witness told E! Online that he heard Russell say he was taking the guy with him to his AA meeting.
Justin Bieber Will NOT Star in "50 Shades of Grey"
I can't believe anyone would take this seriously, but apparently some people did . . .
--There's a rumor going around that JUSTIN BIEBER has been asked to star in the movie adaptation of "50 Shades of Grey". And it all started because Justin JOKED about it on a British talk show.
--He said, quote, "They actually want me to be in the movie!" But then he added, quote, "Just kidding."
Nick and Vanessa Lachey are Parents . . . And They Gave Their Baby the Same Name as His Ex-Girlfriend's Son
NICK and VANESSA LACHEY are parents. Vanessa gave birth to a baby boy on Wednesday. They named him Camden John.
--By the way . . . KRISTIN CAVALLARI . . . who dated Nick briefly years ago . . . also has a baby named Camden. And yesterday she Tweeted, quote, "Apparently Camden is a popular name!"
--After people accused her of taking a pot-shot, she clarified she was NOT criticizing Nick and Vanessa. And she added, quote, "I obviously love the name and I'm glad other people do too."
A French Magazine Apparently Has Topless Photos of Kate Middleton
Sounds like there's another ROYAL SEX SCANDAL brewing. A French magazine called "Closer" apparently has TOPLESS photos of PRINCE WILLIAM'S wife KATE MIDDLETON.
--They were taken while Will and Kate were swimming in their pool during a recent vacation in France.
--The magazine comes out TODAY.
The Next "American Idol" Judging Panel Has Been Confirmed By . . . Katie Couric?
The next "American Idol" judging panel will feature MARIAH CAREY, RANDY JACKSON, NICKI MINAJ and KEITH URBAN. And that's official . . . according to KATIE COURIC anyway.
--In a pre-taped interview that will air on her talk show TODAY . . . Katie asked JENNIFER LOPEZ, quote, "What do you think about the new group of judges?" J-Lo said, quote, "Did they announce?" And Katie responded, quote, "Yeah . . .
--"Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy. Randy's back. What do you think of that group? That's sort of interesting, don't you think? I'm glad. I think it will be fun to have Keith Urban there."
--What's REALLY interesting is that Fox has NOT announced the other three judges yet. A rep for Fox fired off this statement: Quote, "Please note that the only confirmed judge is Mariah Carey. No other judges have been announced at this time."
"Honey Boo Boo's" Success Has Brought at Least One Baby Daddy Back into the Picture
JUNE SHANNON . . . the mom on TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" . . . is worried that the show's success will bring her three former baby daddies back to the yard. (--Yes, June's four girls all have different fathers.)
--In fact, she's already heard from one of them . . . Jessica's dad.
--She tells "In Touch Weekly", quote, "He hadn't wanted to deal with Jessica for 15 years, and all of a sudden the show comes out, and he's father of the year." She adds, quote, "[I think it's] because she's famous."
"Titanic" Myth Busted! James Cameron Says Jack and Rose Could NOT Have Both Survived on That Plank
--People often criticize the ending of "Titanic", because the plank that KATE WINSLET survives on could have EASILY fit both her and LEONARDO DICAPRIO . . . meaning his character didn't have to die.
--But director JAMES CAMERON says that even though they could have both fit, the plank wouldn't have held them both. Thus, there was no getting around the fact that one of them had to die.
--He says, quote, "It's not a question of room; it's a question of buoyancy. Jack puts Rose on the raft, then he gets on the raft . . . He's not an idiot; he doesn't want to die . . . and then the raft sinks.
--"So it's clear that there's really only enough buoyancy available for one person. So, he makes a decision to let her be that person."
--He adds that even if they COULD both balance on the raft, because of the buoyancy issue they'd be half-in and half-out of the water, and would have BOTH died of hypothermia.
--He also said he thinks the guys from the show "Mythbusters" are going to do a segment on this very conundrum . . . and he wants to help them prove it once and for all.
Sally Struthers Has Been Busted for DUI
Former "All in the Family" star, 65 year old SALLY STRUTHERS was busted for DUI near Portland, Maine early yesterday morning.
--Sally's in the area doing the musical "9 to 5" at the Ogunquit Playhouse . . . and she was pulled over around 12:20 A.M. She was released on $160 bail.
Julianne Hough Has Gained 20 Pounds Since She Started Dating Ryan Seacrest
When your job depends on you staying fit and thin, it's probably not a good idea to get into a happy relationship. Because way too often, Happy equals CHUBBY.
--Just ask JULIANNE HOUGH. She says she's put on 20 POUNDS since she started dating RYAN SEACREST. And her body isn't the only thing he's ruined.
--She says, quote, "Now we always have great wine, and I can tell the difference. So I told him, 'You ruined my life because I can't go to a friend's house and drink cheap wine anymore.'"
--Julianne says she was originally worried about dating Ryan . . . because it could mess up her career if they broke up . . . quote, "I was reluctant because he is such an influential guy, and what if it didn't work out?"
Chris Brown Did Not Get Rihanna's Face Tattooed on His Neck
CHRIS BROWN has a new tattoo of a woman's face on his neck, and a lot of people think it looks like RIHANNA. Others have speculated that it's a BATTERED WOMAN . . . because there are marks on the face.
--Turns out it's neither. Brown's rep says it was inspired by a half-skull design he happened to see . . . which was released by the MAC Cosmetics company in honor of Mexico's Day of the Dead festival.
Tara Reid's Drunk Ass Knocked Over a Motorcycle and Fell On Top of It
Sadly, TARA REID seems to be losing her battle with addiction.
--In St. Tropez over the weekend, Tara was stumbling around the streets when she bumped into a parked motorcycle, knocked it over and fell on top of it.
--Nobody captured the fall on video, but there's footage of the aftermath . . . in which you get to see Tara and a drunken friend struggle to their feet, then board a nearby yacht. Probably to drink more.
Simon Cowell Says He Chose Britney Spears Over Mariah Carey Because Mariah "Isn't Someone Who Wants to Say 'No' to People"
When MARIAH CAREY signed on to "American Idol", it sounded like SIMON COWELL might have been trumped . . . because it seemed like he'd been trying to land Mariah for "X Factor".
--But now, Simon claims he intentionally chose BRITNEY SPEARS over Mariah . . . and he also disses both Mariah and "Idol".
--He tells "In Touch Weekly", quote, "Mariah called me about 'X Factor', and I met with her, but my main concern was that she might have found it harder on 'X Factor' than on 'American Idol' . . .
--"Mainly because 'Idol' is a more GENTLE show and Mariah is not someone who wants to say 'no' to people. I think she'll have an easier time on 'American Idol' than this show, definitely."
--By the way, TMZ reports that Simon has decided that he wants KHLOE KARDASHIAN to host "X Factor" this season.
--Supposedly, he believes she'll be a, quote, "big draw" in attracting a younger audience to the show. Fox has yet to sign off on Khloe, but they'll probably be fine with it.
Ice-T Claims Snoop Lion Will Go Back to Being Snoop Dogg as Soon as the "Weed Wears Off"
SNOOP DOGG has re-named himself SNOOP LION, but ICE-T doesn't see that lasting very much longer.
--He says, quote, "Snoop Lion? . . . I know Snoop. [He'll] only be 'Snoop Lion' for another month once the weed wears off."
The Premiere of Katie Couric's Talk Show Kicked Butt in the Ratings
The premiere of KATIE COURIC'S new talk show was a ratings success on Monday.
--The number of estimated viewers hasn't been released yet, but Nielsen says its preliminary data shows that it was the highest-rated talk show debut since "Dr. Phil" premiered 10 years ago.
--"Katie" blew all the other new talk shows . . . hosted by STEVE HARVEY, RICKI LAKE and JEFF PROBST . . . out of the water. And she had twice as many viewers as ANDERSON COOPER did for the second season premiere of his show.
MILEY CYRUS is being investigated for CRIMINAL BATTERY, after she allegedly hit a guy at an L.A. nightclub Saturday night.
--The alleged victim says that he and his friend accidentally bumped into Miley's fiancé LIAM HEMSWORTH, and the two posses got in each other's faces. Before fisticuffs could be exchanged, Miley jumped up and got in the middle.
--But the guy says Miley pushed him away and struck him in the face. He filed a police report, but this probably won't go anywhere.
--Police say the guy had no signs of injury, and a witness claims Miley didn't hit anybody.
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively Got Married Where "The Notebook" Was Shot
RYAN REYNOLDS and BLAKE LIVELY got married at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. (--They still haven't confirmed it, though.)
--You might recognize the place . . . if you've seen "The Notebook". It was used as the summer home where RACHEL MCADAMS and RYAN GOSLING'S characters met.
(--It's also been used on "Days of Our Lives" and the ABC miniseries "North and South". Here are some pictures.) (People)
--The festivities were set up by one of MARTHA STEWART'S teams. "Martha Stewart Weddings" magazine will have a full spread on it in its December issue.
--There's no word on celebrity guests . . . other than what we've already heard, which is that FLORENCE WELCH from FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE was there, and she performed three songs at the reception.
The Taliban Wants to Kidnap or Kill Prince Harry
PRINCE HARRY was recently deployed back to Afghanistan. And he's not there to take some cushy desk job. He's in a forward area, and he may very well see ACTION.
--The Taliban knows this . . . and they're going to take advantage of it.
--A spokesman for the Taliban . . . yes, there is such a thing . . . says, quote, "We are using all our strength to get rid of him, either by killing or kidnapping. We have informed our commanders to do whatever they can to eliminate him."
Sheryl Crow Thinks Her Cell Phone May Have Caused her Benign Brain Tumor
Back in June, SHERYL CROW announced that she had a benign brain tumor. She said she got checked out because she was starting to forget her lyrics, and she thought maybe she was suffering from early-onset Alzheimer's.
--Yesterday on KATIE COURIC'S new talk show, Sheryl said she thinks the tumor was caused by CELL PHONE USE.
--She said, quote, "[In the] early early days when I was promoting my first record, I did hours of [interviews] on the old archaic cell phones."
--She added that the tumor, which is about the size of her pinky, is located around the area where she held her phone. Although she admitted, quote, "There are no doctors that will confirm" her cell phone theory.
--Still, she says that while she has to keep an eye on the tumor, it's, quote, "nothing I have to worry about." (--Sheryl is also a breast cancer survivor.)
Jessica Simpson Has Lost More Than 40 Pounds
JESSICA SIMPSON revealed on KATIE COURIC'S new show yesterday that she's lost more than 40 pounds . . . although she wouldn't give an exact number.
--She said, quote, "It's really not about the numbers. I've lost enough weight where I can pat myself on the back."
--She also revealed her new Weight Watchers ad, which does NOT include a full body shot. That was her choice.
--She said, quote, "I really didn't want it to be about my weight because I know that everybody has their weight and has their own issues and I really wanted it to be about the spirit of Weight Watchers and how I was feeling.
--"And I wanted to talk directly to people. So I didn't want the big body reveal moment. It's just not really who I am. And Weight Watchers was on board with that, thankfully."
--KATIE COURIC’s new show will feature a segment from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today. Katie goes racing with Danica Patrick! It airs at 3PM on RTV6.
WWE Announcer Jerry "The King" Lawler Had a Heart Attack During Last Night's Episode of "Raw"
WWE announcer JERRY "THE KING" LAWLER had a heart attack and collapsed last night during "Monday Night Raw".
--He was taken to the backstage area and given CPR, then transported to a nearby hospital. His girlfriend released a statement a few hours after the show saying, quote, "he is in stable condition and breathing on his own & heart is stable."
--The rest of the night was mostly without commentary, except for updates on Lawler's condition by his broadcast partner MICHAEL COLE . . . who said, quote, "This is not part of tonight's entertainment. This is a real-life situation."
--As the show went off the air, Cole said, quote, "Jerry, my friend, my prayers are with you."
--Lawler's girlfriend later confirmed on Facebook that he'd suffered a heart attack. But she said, quote, "He is in stable condition and breathing on his own & heart is stable."
--Lawler debuted as a wrestler in Memphis in 1970. He became an announcer for the WWE in 1992, and still wrestles occasionally. He's 62 years old.
How Much Do the Stars of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" Make?
Have you ever wondered how much the family on TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" makes? Well, it might not be all that much. (--"Honey Boo Boo" is a spin-off of TLC's "Toddlers & Tiaras".)
--The "Hollywood Reporter" claims the entire family makes between $2,000 and $4,000 an episode, combined. That means they pull down, at most, 40 GRAND for a full 10-episode season. But this may not be accurate.
--The mother JUNE SHANNON says they get "a good deal more" than $4,000 an episode, but she won't say how much. She adds that money isn't the bottom line anyway . . . quote, "We're making memories to last a lifetime."
Kellie Pickler Shaved Her Head to Support a Friend with Breast Cancer
KELLIE PICKLER shaved her head to support her childhood friend, Summer Holt Miller, who was diagnosed with breast cancer back in June. They also recorded a video of the shaving, and it aired yesterday on "Good Morning America".
--Summer had a double mastectomy in August and is currently cancer free . . . but she still needs chemotherapy treatments to keep it from coming back. She starts those treatments today and that's why she shaved off her hair.
--Kellie and Summer are hoping to encourage women to get mammograms much earlier than the age of 40. Summer is 36.
Is Ryan Gosling the Frontrunner to Star in "50 Shades of Grey"?
Millions of women are anxiously awaiting the announcement of who will play Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of "50 Shades of Grey".
--And I have a feeling a lot of them would be happy to hear that RYAN GOSLING is the supposed frontrunner.
--The word on that may have come from a very inside source: The husband of "50 Shades" author E.L. JAMES.
--His name is Niall Leonard . . . and according to "Now" magazine, he said that the last he heard, Gosling was the #1 choice for the role.
--The problem is, there's no direct quote from Leonard . . . so this could just be a case of the British tabloids doing what they love to do: Making stuff up.
John Mayer and Katy Perry Went Out Again Tuesday Night
JOHN MAYER and KATY PERRY went on another date Tuesday night. The paparazzi mobbed them as they left a Los Angeles restaurant called The Little Door.
--A so-called "source" close to Katy says, quote, "They are seeing each other again."
Bradley Cooper Doesn't Touch Drugs or Alcohol Anymore
BRADLEY COOPER is 37 years old. When he was 29, he decided to quit drinking and doing drugs. And there's a good reason for that. He says, quote, "I realized I wasn't going to live up to my potential, and that scared the hell out of me.
--"I thought, 'Wow, I'm actually gonna ruin my life; I'm really gonna ruin it.' I remember looking at my life, my apartment, my dogs, and I thought, 'What's happening?'"
--So how bad did things get? Bradley once deliberately bashed his head on concrete during a party. He says, quote, "[It was] like, 'Hey, look how tough I am!'
--"And I came up, and blood dripped down. And then I did it again. I spent the night at St. Vincent's Hospital with a sock of ice, waiting for them to stitch me up."
--Bradley says part of his problem with substance abuse came from insecurity . . . quote, "I was so concerned what you thought of me, how I was coming across, how I would survive the day. I always felt like an outsider. I just lived in my head."
--He adds, quote, "Being sober helps a great deal."
Thursday TV Reminders
--"The 2012 Democratic National Convention" will air live from 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. Eastern on the three major networks and all the cable news outlets. NBC is airing an extra hour of coverage with a special presentation from 9:00 to 11:00 P.M.
--"2012 MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show" . . . 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. on MTV. Demi Lovato performs outside the Staples Center as the celebrities arrive.
--"2012 MTV Video Music Awards" . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on MTV. Alicia Keys, Pink, Taylor Swift, Green Day and One Direction perform. It's hosted by comedian Kevin Hart.
--"America's Got Talent" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on NBC. Gym Class Heroes perform with Ryan Tedder.
MICHAEL CLARKE DUNCAN . . . the 6-foot-5, 300-pound actor who was nominated for an Oscar for "The Green Mile" . . . died yesterday morning at a Los Angeles hospital. He was 54 years old.
--Duncan suffered a heart attack almost two months ago, on July 13th, and had been in the hospital ever since.
--Duncan was in bed asleep at the time of the attack. His girlfriend, "Apprentice" star OMAROSA MANIGAULT, was able to revive him with CPR. But he never really recovered.
--A rep said, quote, "Omarosa is grateful for all of your prayers and asks for privacy at this time. Celebrations of his life, both private and public, will be announced at a later date."
--Omarosa herself told RadarOnline.com, quote, "I am devastated. He was the love of my life."
--Duncan started out as a bodyguard for stars like WILL SMITH and JAMIE FOXX, among others. He was actually supposed to be guarding the NOTORIOUS B.I.G. on the night that Biggie was murdered. That's when he decided to pursue acting full time.
--"The Green Mile" was his big break. His other credits included "Armageddon", "The Whole Nine Yards", "Daredevil", "Sin City" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby".
While Filming a Movie About Noah's Ark, Russell Crowe Went Kayaking . . . And Had to Be Rescued by the Coast Guard
Prepare for an overload of irony: RUSSELL CROWE is in the New York City area right now filming a movie about Noah's Ark.
--And during a break from shooting on Saturday night, Russell went out kayaking in the Atlantic Ocean with a friend . . . and had to be RESCUED.
--They lost their way after it got dark, and made their way to shore in Huntington Bay, 10 miles from where they started.
--A passing Coast Guard boat heard Russell calling out from shore and came to the rescue. The officer who helped them out said, quote, "It wasn't really a rescue. Really, more of just giving someone a lift."
--Russell Tweeted, quote, "Thanks to Seth and the boys from the US Coast Guard for guiding the way...4 hrs 30 mins, 7m(11.2km)."
--He added, quote, "We knew where exactly where we were, paddling around . . . into wind, we ran out of day. Grand adventure eh."
Katy Perry and John Mayer Were Groping Each Other At a Music Festival
Maybe all those stories about JOHN MAYER breaking KATY PERRY'S heart by dumping her in an e-mail were BOGUS. Because the two of them were together Saturday night at a music festival in Los Angeles.
--Witnesses say they were dancing and, quote, "stealing kisses" while they watched various bands. They even posed with some fans for a picture that ended up online.
Kim Kardashian Won't Be Getting a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Anytime Soon
KIM KARDASHIAN'Sdream of getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame probably won't come true anytime soon.
--A rep for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce says, quote, "Part of criteria in being honored is receiving awards such as Emmys, SAG Awards, Oscars, etc. in the category of television, live-stage performance or motion pictures.
--"They have to have a career in the business of acting for five years or more."
--As for the chance of reality stars in general joining the Walk of Fame, the rep says, quote, "Not on our radar right now."
Randy Jackson Is Definitely Done Being an "American Idol" Judge . . . Supposedly
TMZ claims RANDY JACKSON is DEFINITELY out as an "American Idol" judge . . . and will instead move into some sort of "mentoring" role, as rumored.
--So-called "sources" say some "Idol" higher-ups aren't so sure Randy is "well-suited" for a mentoring role . . . but that they feel like they need to keep him around since he's the last original judge.
--It's still unclear WHY he wouldn't just remain a judge.
The Dark Knight Rises Has Surpassed the $1 Billion Mark
"The Dark Knight Rises" is now the most successful Batman movie of all time. It has surpassed the $1 billion mark worldwide.
--It's the 13th movie to hit that milestone, but it's 12th on the all-time list . . . just one notch ahead of its predecessor, "The Dark Knight".