Justin Bieber Tells His Side of the "Worst Birthday" Story
JUSTIN BIEBER explained what happened this weekend at a club in London when he tweeted he was having the worst birthday ever. He claims he did NOT try to get 14 year old JADEN SMITH or anyone else under 18 into the joint. And he says the whole thing is the fault of the club.
--He Tweeted, quote, "U think Will is letting his 14 year old in a club, I don't think so.
--"I said my 'worst bday' but that was due to dummies pushing over my fans and being overly aggressive. Btw it wasn't the worst bday, cuz all my friends from back home flew in. I was just mad in the moment."
(--Jaden WAS in London Saturday . . . because he went out to dinner with KYLIE JENNER. His dad chaperoned.)
Talk of Jimmy Fallon Replacing Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" Is Heating Up
In December, we heard that NBC executives were "quietly exploring" the idea of handing "The Tonight Show" to JIMMY FALLONwhen JAY LENO'S contract expires next year. Well, that talk is heating up.
--Now, the "Hollywood Reporter" reports that "two high-level industry sources" say NBC is "moving forward" with the plan . . . and they could make it official in May, when the network announces its schedule for the 2013-2014 TV season.
--Supposedly, NBC will give Leno one last season . . . then Fallon would take over NEXT summer.
--But for now, NBC is denying it . . . and a rep for Leno says, quote, "We do not speculate on rumor."
--Of course, Leno is probably reluctant to go . . . just as he was back in 2009, when CONAN O'BRIEN was supposed to take over"The Tonight Show". (--And we know how that turned out.)
--Leno is doing fine in the ratings . . . he regularly beats DAVID LETTERMAN and JIMMY KIMMEL . . . but Kimmel is giving him a run for his money in the highly coveted demographic of 18- to 49-year-olds.
(--ABC moved Kimmel up a half-hour to 11:35 P.M. in January . . . to compete directly with Leno and Letterman.)
--A so-called "source" says, quote, "The more time Jimmy Kimmel is in that slot, the more the young audience goes that way, the harder it [would be] for Jimmy [Fallon] to keep that audience."
--That's one reason NBC may want to have Fallon take over sooner rather than later. The other reason is that Letterman's contract is also up in 2014 . . . and if HE retires, CBS could swoop in and STEAL Fallon.
Mark Wahlberg May Reunite the Funky Bunch!
It's been 20 YEARS since MARKY MARK AND THE FUNKY BUNCH were DOMINATING the music industry . . . but as impossible as it may seem, they may have another reign in them.
--In an interview with Britain's "Heat" magazine, MARK WAHLBERG suggested that they could reunite!
--He said, quote, "Well, the Funky Bunch wants to get back out there. I've just got to find the right time. We might, though."
--It's unclear where the Funky Bunch is . . . or what they've been up to since 1993.
Heidi Klum Will Be a Judge on "America's Got Talent"
"America's Got Talent" has added a FOURTH JUDGE for its upcoming season: HEIDI KLUM. She'll join returning judgesHOWARD STERN and HOWIE MANDEL, along with MEL B from the SPICE GIRLS, who's replacing SHARON OSBOURNE as the token British judge that every reality competition show is required to have.
--The show starts taping its audition rounds TODAY in New Orleans.
"Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Is Coming Back . . . Without Drew Carey
The CW is reportedly bringing back "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" . . . the improv comedy show that DREW CAREY hosted 10 years ago.
--Stars WAYNE BRADY, COLIN MOCHRIE and RYAN STILES will be back, but Drew won't . . . probably because he has his hands full with "The Price Is Right".
--Somewhat randomly, AISHA TYLER from "The Talk" is hosting this time around. The show is supposed to premiere sometime this summer.