It's Official: Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj Have Announced They're Not Returning to "American Idol"
MARIAH CAREY and NICKI MINAJ have confirmed speculation that they will NOT be back on "American Idol" next season. Both of them lasted just one season.
Mariah's publicist made it official by Tweeting, quote, "With the global success of 'Beautiful' (#1 in 30+ countries so far), Mariah Carey confirms her world tour, and says goodbye to 'Idol'."
And Nicki Tweeted, quote, "Thank you 'American Idol' for a life changing experience! Wouldn't trade it for the world! Time to focus on the music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!"
RANDY JACKSON announced his departure after 12 seasons last month, so it appears that there could be a completely different set of judges next season. BUT, there's still no official word on KEITH URBAN.
Two days ago, Keith said, quote, "I have no official information of anything. I'm pretty much in the same boat as everybody else here with the rumors that have been floating around. I don't know anything more."
A Woman Says She Got Herpes from a Lipstick Sample at a Rihanna Concert
A 28-year-old woman says she got HERPES at a RIHANNA concert. And no, it wasn't from engaging in risky sexual behavior. It was from a LIPSTICK SAMPLE.
Starkeema Greenidge says that MAC Cosmetics was letting people sample their makeup at Rihanna's May 7th gig at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn. So she decided to try one of Rihanna's own lipsticks, Ri Ri Woo.
She says the cosmetics rep assured her that the lipstick was clean . . . but he LIED. Two days later, she says, quote, "My upper lip was swollen with blisters." She says she lost a lot of money because she couldn't work for two weeks.
So of course, she's suing MAC. There's no word how much she's asking for. The lawsuit says, quote, "(MAC) didn't use a fresh or new lipstick tube, but rather one that had been used for other patrons."
It also says the company should have, quote, "known it was exposing patrons to possible spread of disease."
Zach Galifianakis Skipped a Press Conference Because He's Afraid of Heights
ZACH GALIFIANAKIS is so afraid of heights that he had to skip a Brazilian press conference for "The Hangover Part 3" . . . because it was taking place on a MOUNTAIN.
A source says, quote, "The only way to get up there was by cable car. Zach was too afraid to ride up."
A rep for Warner Brothers says, quote, "Zach is afraid of heights, and called into the press conference to let participants know, and made a few jokes."
Hugh Jackman is on a Strange Diet to Prepare to be Wolverine
HUGH JACKMAN is dieting to prepare for his role as Wolverine.
He tells Entertainment Weekly, "I'm quite a skinny person by nature so I'm eating ridiculous amounts of food. What I do is I eat everything in an 8-hour period... It's called the 16-8 diet. For 16 hours of the day I fast, so I don't eat.
So between 10 in the morning and 6 at night - this is why I'm burping because I ate a steak literally before I came out - I eat 5,000 calories and then I eat nothing. I literally talk to myself like I'm training: 'One more mouthful, come on man, you can do it. Just one more mouthful. Half a chicken breast to go and you've got it! Only two meals left.'"
This Weekend At the Box Office: Will Smith's "After Earth" is Up Against Morgan Freeman's Magician Movie
1. "After Earth" (PG-13) Trailer
Will Smith and his son Jaden star in this sci-fi movie about a father and son who crash land on Earth 1,000 years after it's become uninhabitable.
Their only hope for rescue is an emergency beacon far away. But since Will's wounded, it's up to Jaden to make the trip alone . . . while he's also being hunted by an alien creature that was on board during the crash.
And the creature kills humans by detecting their fear . . . so the only way to survive is to HIDE your fear.
Zoe Kravitz. . . the daughter of Lenny Kravitz and "Cosby" kid Lisa Bonet . . . has a small role in it as Jaden's dead sister in some flashback scenes.
And it's directed by M. Night Shyamalan . . . but they've done a pretty good job of keeping that quiet. Because . . . well. But it makes sense, since it's the first time he's directed a movie that he didn't write himself . . . so don't expect any corny twists.
2. "Now You See Me" (PG-13)
Jessie Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, and Woody Harrelson play a team of magicians who somehow perform bank heists DURING their stage act . . . then shower the audience with the stolen money.
Mark Ruffalo is the FBI agent trying to catch them, and he recruits Morgan Freeman to explain how the tricks are done after they rip off Michael Caine for $140 million.
(This is the movie that Morgan Freeman was promoting when he fell asleep while he was being interviewed.)
ADAM LEVINE is catching some heat for a remark he made on Tuesday's episode of "The Voice". It happened as it was being revealed that two of his contestants were going home because they didn't get enough votes.
One of the artists who was eliminated was JUDITH HILL, so that was a bit of a shocker. She's the chick who was rehearsing as MICHAEL JACKSON'S duet partner at the time of his death, and she was considered a favorite to win this season.
After it started to become clear that America hadn't voted to keep her in the competition, Adam muttered under his breath, quote, "I hate this country."
He wasn't on camera at the time . . . and may not have realized that his microphone was on. Regardless, people FREAKED OUT over it on social media sites, and went off on Adam for dissing America.
Some people were even calling for Adam to be FIRED.
Adam responded by Tweeting dictionary definitions of the words: "Joke," "humorless," "lighthearted," and "misunderstand."
Then people started ripping him for that.
So Adam released an actual statement, explaining the comment. He said, quote, "I obviously love my country very much and my comments last night were made purely out of frustration.
"I'm passionately invested in my team and want to see my artists succeed. [The] elimination of Judith and Sarah was confusing and downright emotional for me and my comments were made based on my personal dissatisfaction with the results.
Notice there's no apology in there.
Did Justin Bieber Father a Child With a 25-Year-Old Woman When He Was 15?
JUSTIN BIEBER may have a love child after all. An unidentified "European" woman says she got busy with Justin in Miami back in 2010 . . . when she was 25 and he was 15.
In October of that year, the woman gave birth to a baby girl, whom she's 100% sure is Justin's. But she never told Justin because she didn't want to be in the spotlight.
Supposedly, she's not going to ask for money, and she'll let Justin decide if he wants to be a part of his daughter's life.
Justin's people are denying the woman's claims.
Police Still Want to Talk to Justin About His Driving
The L.A. County Sheriff's Department still wants to talk to JUSTIN BIEBER about his supposed reckless driving over Memorial Day weekend.
When the cops showed up at Justin's house on Monday, following his near-confrontation with former NFL star KEYSHAWN JOHNSON, Bieber refused to speak to them.
Keyshawn and at least one other neighbor called to complain after Bieber's white Ferrari was seen speeding through their gated community in Calabasas, California.
There have been reports that it was actually Justin's friend behind the wheel . . . but at least two witnesses say Justin was driving.
That's backed up by the police report, too. It says that Keyshawn drove his Prius to Justin's house after the Ferrari sped by his house, where his 3-year-old daughter was playing in the driveway.
Will Britney Spears Help Amanda Bynes?
It's BRITNEY SPEARS to the rescue! She allegedly wants to help AMANDA BYNES get back on track.
A source tells Perez Hilton, "Britney had a brief conversation with Amanda the week before her arrest and promised to personally help Amanda get her career back on track by helping her record music. Britney also opened up to Amanda about her painful breakdown and about how she was so against her dad taking out a conservatorship - but she told Amanda that it wound up being a life, career and fortune saver."
"Two and a Half Men" Is Replacing Angus T. Jones with a Girl
Earlier this month, we heard that ANGUS T. JONES would not return to "Two and a Half Men" as a regular character next season. Now, there are reports that the show is adding a new FEMALE character to replace him.
Deadline.com says it's a girl "in her late teens or early 20s," who shows up at Walden and Alan's door, looking for her father. She claims she's the daughter of CHARLIE SHEEN'S old character . . . and ends up moving in with them.
The part hasn't been cast. By the way, it's still unclear if Angus is coming back. Last we heard, he was invited to return in a limited role . . . but no one has said for sure if that's happening or not.
Kellie Pickler's Dad Violated His Probation and Is On the Run
KELLIE PICKLER'S ex-con father, Clyde "Bo" Pickler Jr., is a wanted man. Again.
The Florida Department of Corrections has officially listed him as an "absconder" after he left the state without telling his parole officer. According to reports, he's in North Carolina . . . but we don't know where, or why.
Clyde kind of had it together, at least for him, during an interview that aired before Kellie's Flamenco performance on "Dancing With The Stars".
Even though Kellie and her dad are not close, this is certainly bothering her. A so-called insider said, quote, "Knowing that her dad could get arrested at any moment and taken back to prison again will break her heart."
Clyde has had a lifetime battle with addiction. Kellie hasn't lived with him since 1995 when he was convicted of armed robbery. That's when she was shuffled off for two years to her mom, who's had her own addiction issues and finally ended up with her grandparents.
Former Wide Receiver Keyshawn Johnson Chased Down Justin Bieber for Driving Recklessly
Former NFL wide receiver KEYSHAWN JOHNSON reportedly chased down JUSTIN BIEBER on Monday night, for driving recklessly through their neighborhood in Calabasas, California.
According to TMZ, Keyshawn was walking through the neighborhood with his kids, when Bieber went flying past them in his Ferrari. So Keyshawn brought the kids home, jumped in his Prius and went after him.
When he got to Justin's house, he parked right behind him, blocking him in. But there was no confrontation because Justin hightailed it into his house and refused to come out.
At least one other person called police to report Justin's reckless driving that night, and the cops ended up questioning him. But we don't know what, if anything, will come of that.
Sources told TMZ that Justin appeared to be STONED.
Keyshawn's lawyer says Justin is "playing with dynamite" because Keyshawn is, quote, "very, very, very livid."
He adds, quote, "Keyshawn is taking the situation very seriously. He wants Justin to slow down and be a responsible neighbor."
And another former NFL star has had enough of Justin too. ERIC DICKERSON Tweeted, quote, "I live in Calabasas too and Justin Bieber needs to slow his ass down."
Justin is currently being investigated over an incident where he allegedly spit on a neighbor and threatened to kill him, after the guy complained about Justin's driving.
And he isn't making many friends in his neighborhood. There have been a lot of complaints about his driving, and the parties that go on at his house. And then there's this . . .
On Sunday, Justin and a friend were reportedly driving Segways side-by-side through the neighborhood . . . while they were both SMOKING JOINTS. And they were in full view of children.
Is Katy Perry Going After Robert Pattinson, Or Is She Back With John Mayer?
KATY PERRY was spotted with both ROBERT PATTINSON and her ex-boyfriend JOHN MAYER over the Memorial Day weekend.
On Monday, Mayer showed up at a party at Katy's house. And a witness says, quote, "They seem to be back together . . . or back together-ish.
"They were very flirty and having a really good time together. They have good chemistry."
Another witness adds, quote, "They were definitely friendly."
But on Sunday, she was with ROBERT PATTINSON at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California. "People" magazine says they were sitting at the back of a courtyard, watching two strangers rehearse for their wedding.
A source says, quote, "There was no PDA between them and no body language that showed they were dating. They just sat together and watched."
And Now Amanda Bynes is Insulting Courtney Love
After going at it with RIHANNA on Twitter the other day, AMANDA BYNES set her sights on a more dangerous target: COURTNEY LOVE.
It all started when Courtney Tweeted this to Amanda . . . quote, "Pull it together dude."
That prompted the following response from Amanda . . . quote, "Courtney Love is the ugliest woman I've ever seen. To be mentioned by her at all makes me and all my friends laugh."
Then Courtney extended an olive branch, saying, quote, "Amanda, I wasn't attacking you love. I've been in your shoes before, wasn't easy. DM me, let's talk. Ignore the haters."
"DM" stands for "direct message". There's no word if Amanda did. But the exchange no longer appears on either of their Twitter feeds.
Meanwhile, the NYPD says there's no evidence that one of the arresting officers sexually assaulted Amanda . . . or, in her own words, quote, "slapped my vagina."
But Amanda Tweeted that she still plans to sue the guy. And she added, quote, "His punishment will be being the cop who sexually harassed someone who would never find him handsome enough to be my boyfriend.
"That's worse than any time in jail."
Keith Urban Doesn't Know if He'll Return to American Idol
We'd heard Keith Urban wants to return to American Idol but that doesn't mean it will happen.
He tells Extra, "I have no official information of anything. I'm pretty much in the same boat as everybody else here with the rumors that have been floating around. I don't know anything more about what's happening next season.
He doesn't seem bothered by it though adding "It was like this before I signed on... so it's not unusual for the 'Idol' folks to be in this place of figuring out what they want to do, then they always pull it together."'
Sheryl Crow's First Country Album Will Be Out in September
SHERYL CROW'S first full country album is called "Feels Like Home" and it drops September 10th. The title reflects her frame of mind after she moved to Nashville back in 2008.
She says, quote, "It wasn't until I moved here that I realized what an amazing community it is.
"It's the thing I've been missing my whole career, the feeling of being able to sit around with a guitar and have people know each other’s songs and know songs from people who've influenced all of us.
"When I moved here pretty early on VINCE GILL started calling me to do guitar pulls, and I thought, gosh, this is just like heaven on earth down here."
Sheryl is also streaming five songs from the album on DayTrotter.com. They include a new version of her hit "Strong Enough", which you may remember from her 1993 debut album "Tuesday Night Music Club".
Did Amanda Bynes Say Chris Brown Beat Rihanna Because She's Not Pretty Enough?
For some reason, AMANDA BYNES decided to pick a fight with RIHANNA over the weekend.
She Tweeted, quote, "No one wants to be your lover so you call everyone and their mother that I almost named my dog Rihanna."
Then she followed it up with this one . . . quote, "Chris brown beat you because you're not pretty enough."
But Rihanna STUFFED her with this comeback . . . quote, "Ya see what happens when they cancel Intervention?"
And Amanda shot back, quote, "Unlike ur fugly faced self I don't do drugs! U need the intervention dog! I met ur ugly face in person! U aren't pretty u know it!"
Amanda's Tweets were quickly deleted, and then she denied they were even real. And she delusionally added, quote, "Rihanna and I met and I'm sure we'll be in a music video together one day!"
Amanda Bynes Says One of the Cops Who Arrested Her Slapped Her Naughty Parts
After her arrest last week, AMANDA BYNES denied everything . . . and made a few accusations of her own.
She said, quote, "Don't believe the reports about me being arrested. It's all lies. I was sexually harassed by one of the cops the night before last which is who then arrested me.
"He lied and said I threw a bong out the window when I opened the window for fresh air. Hilarious. HE SLAPPED MY VAGINA. Sexual harassment. Big deal. I then called the cops on him.
"He handcuffed me, which I resisted, quite unlike any of the reports stated. Then I was sent to a mental hospital. Offensive. I kept asking for my lawyer but they wouldn't let me.
"The cops were creepy. The cop sexually harassed me, they found no pot on me or bong outside my window. That's why the judge let me go. Don't believe any reports."
Then she went on to announce she's suing the NYPD for illegally entering her apartment, lying about her having drugs and for putting her in a mental hospital against her will.
She also said she couldn't have been smoking pot because she's, quote, "allergic to drugs and alcohol."
Michael Jackson's Monkey Has Become a Starving Artist
Michael Jackson's chimp Bubbles is painting and selling abstract pictures to pay for his care...seriously.
The Center for Great Apes recently sold two of his works for $3,000. It costs $19,000 a year to care for Bubbles and it doesn't sound like the Jackson family is interested in paying for it.
Scott Ponoroff, a man who bought one of the paintings says, “It’s a disgrace. If Michael’s own brothers and sisters aren’t giving money then I guess it’s up to the fans.”
The "Fast & Furious" Sequel Made Twice as Much as the "Hangover" Sequel
It was a battle of sequels at the Memorial Day weekend box office . . . and the results were record-breaking. Total ticket sales at the box office topped $316 million this holiday weekend, breaking 2011's record of $277 million.
"Fast & Furious 6" had the biggest slice of that pie, scoring the best opening weekend ever for the franchise with a HUGE $120 million. That's almost DOUBLE what "The Hangover Part III" pulled in.
The third installment in the "Hangover" series made $63 million this weekend, well short of the $86 million "Part II" made two years ago. And that AMANDA SEYFRIED movie "Epic" had a strong showing in 4th place with $42.6 million.
Here are this week's Top 5 movies:
1. (NEW) "Fast & Furious 6", $120 million.
2. (NEW) "The Hangover Part III", $51.2 million. Up to $63 million since Thursday.
3. "Star Trek Into Darkness", $47 million. Up to $156 million in its 2nd week.
4. (NEW) "Epic", $42.6 million.
5. "Iron Man 3", $24.4 million. Up to $372 million in its 4th week.
Blake Shelton's All-Star Tornado Relief Concert Is Tomorrow Night on NBC
BLAKE SHELTON announced the details of his benefit concert for the victims of last week's tornados. It's called "Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert" and it's airing tomorrow night on NBC at 9:00 P.M.
The lineup includes Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill, Reba McEntire, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts . . . and ONE REPUBLIC singer-guitarist RYAN TEDDER.
Blake says, quote, "Everyone has their way to help, and mine as an entertainer is to perform to help raise money and awareness for this tragedy. This is why I want to do this special and especially hold it in Oklahoma City, which is near ground zero."
By the way . . . Carrie Underwood is kicking in an ADDITIONAL $1 million to the cause. The proceeds will be coming from her current tour . . . and they'll benefit the Red Cross recovery fund.
She says, quote, "I have watched the devastation in my home state of Oklahoma over the past several days with great sadness. With the help of my fans, we can offer the Red Cross a little extra help in comforting those affected by the tornados."
"Good Morning America" Cleaned-Up Mariah Carey's Vocals for the West Coast Feed of Her Live Performance Last Friday?
On Friday, MARIAH CAREY performed LIVE on "Good Morning America" . . . or at least she did on the EAST COAST. Apparently, the show cleaned up her vocals for the West Coast feed three hours later, because it sounds notably different.
Gawker.com has a video comparing the two feeds. In the first, Mariah is struggling to hit a few notes, but it's LIVE. In the second, her voice is all clean and smooth.
Mariah also dropped an S-word during her interview . . . and "Good Morning America" edited that too, understandably. Oh, and Mariah's dress also broke, which made things a little chaotic.
Jesse James lost his finger yesterday while working in his garage.
He tells TMZ, "My glove got caught into one of the machines and just smashed it, took my finger off. I didn't even know my finger had got cut off until I got five steps away and I was like, 'Oh man, I think my finger got cut off.'
He says he and his wife (drag racer Alexis DeJoria) were on the floor looking around for the piece of finger so they could put it on ice and get to the hospital.
Doctors told James that the finger could not be reattached.
He said "They (doctors) said it's gone. They're gonna take a skin graft off the chunk of finger and just sew it back on (the injured stump)... They're totally trying to give me morphine but I'm like, 'No, I'm fine, I'm cool, I'm all right. I'll just take the pain'. I'm fine... It's not that bad, dude."
Toby Keith Is Planning a Benefit Concert for Tornado Victims in His Hometown
As you may know, TOBY KEITH is a proud Oklahoman and he actually grew up in Moore, Oklahoma. He still has a house and family there. In fact, he was in the area on Monday and flew out some three hours before the tornado touched down.
Toby said he believes the people of the area are "resilient" and will rebound . . . but he's also going to help. He's putting together a benefit concert for tornado victims and he's hoping to use the football stadium at the University of Oklahoma.
He said, quote, "I know as soon as I start sending out some feelers that I'll get a lot of people in there. Hopefully, we can use music to heal some of the money problems right away."
Robert Pattinson Moved Out on Kristen Stewart
On Monday we heard that ROBERT PATTINSON and KRISTEN STEWART had broken up, but were still living together. But apparently that wasn't true.
Because pictures surfaced yesterday of Pattinson leaving their home Sunday, with all his stuff jammed in the back of a pickup truck.
A source says Robert left because Kristen is still in contact with her "Snow White and the Huntsman" director RUPERT SANDERS . . . and check this out: Robert found out about it on his BIRTHDAY.
The not-always-reliable British tabloids say Rob picked up Kristen's phone while she was in the shower, because he wanted to take a picture of something . . . and she got a text from Rupert as he was holding it.
At that point, he told her it was over. And a source says, quote, "It does look like this time it's over for good. He simply can't trust her."
As for the dogs he was supposedly staying in the house for . . . he took them. As for Kristen, "Us Weekly" says that she went to TAYLOR SWIFT'S house on Monday, and stayed there most of the day.
Meanwhile, there are rumors that KATY PERRY had something to do with the breakup. She's reportedly been circling Robert for a while now. A source says she was, quote, "one of many reasons" Rob and Kristen split.
Apparently, Rob was a shoulder for Katy to cry on when she divorced RUSSELL BRAND, and she's been returning the favor.
George Michael Fell Out of That Range Rover at 70 Miles Per Hour
How many times does this happen to you: You're in a moving vehicle and your door isn't shut properly. So you quickly open it and slam it shut. No big deal, right? Wrong.
That's actually what landed GEORGE MICHAEL in the hospital earlier this week. Witnesses say he was trying to open and shut his passenger side door, and he fell out of a Range Rover that was doing 70 miles per hour on the highway.
One witness says, quote, "He had a nasty cut on his forehead and the back of his head. There was blood all down his face and on his teeth. He was breathing and conscious but in shock."
She adds, quote, "I think he was lucky he didn't die."
Meanwhile, George's rep says he's still in the hospital, but only as a precaution. And he's, quote, "making good progress, he's fine and he's really looking forward to getting home."
CBS Pulled the Season Finale of "Mike & Molly" Because It Included a Tornado Storyline
CBS was supposed to air the season finale of "Mike & Molly" last night, but they pulled it at the last minute, and replaced it with a re-run.
The episode was called "Windy City", and the story involved Mike and Molly confessing things to each other as a TORNADO descended down on Chicago.
Obviously, this move was done out of sensitivity for the victims of the recent, devastating tornados in Middle America . . . especially the one that hit Moore, Oklahoma yesterday.
CBS says they will air the tornado episode of "Mike & Molly" at a, quote, "appropriate date" in the future.
Zach Galifianakis Took His Formerly Homeless Elderly Friend to "The Hangover 3" Premiere
Zach Galifianakis took 87 year-old Mimi Haist to the premiere of The Hangover 3 last night. He met her at a Laundromat in 1994 when he moved to L.A.. In 2011, Zach rented Mimi an apartment and began paying her bills after he discovered she was homeless.
She says she loves premieres. “If he’s in town, he takes me. Otherwise he lets me take a friend. I dress up nice and a friend helps me with my makeup. It’s fun, not something I’ve ever dreamed I’d experience. The limo takes me home afterwards. It's fun, not something I've ever dreamed I'd experience. Afterwards, they have a party at somewhere close by and you meet the stars. I drink lemon drop martinis with Grey Goose vodka.”
Renee Zellweger also decorated Mimi's apartment and buys her groceries.
Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio Will Be the New "X Factor" Judges
The rumors were true: Fox has confirmed that the two new "X Factor" judges are KELLY ROWLAND from DESTINY'S CHILD and Latin singer PAULINA RUBIO.
They're replacing BRITNEY SPEARS and L.A. REID next season, and will sit alongside returning judges SIMON COWELL and DEMI LOVATO.
Simon released a statement saying, quote, "It's taken more than a decade but I'm delighted to finally be on a panel with three girls."
Both Kelly and Paulina have experience judging televised singing competitions. Kelly was a judge on the British "X Factor" . . . while Paulina judged the Mexican version of "The Voice".
Rihanna's Dad is Chris Brown's #1 Fan
This is a bit unexpected. Rihanna's father, Ronald, hopes she reconciles with Chris Brown.
He tells the Sun, “I’m still his No1 fan — I still like Chris regardless. They have a very passionate relationship but if they split up it does not mean it’s for ever with them. In a couple of months they’ll be back together.”
Mary J. Blige Owes $3.4 Million More in Taxes
MARY J. BLIGE already owes $900,000 in back taxes to the state of New Jersey. But that's NOTHING. Because the IRS just filed a tax lien against her for $3.4 million.
They say she didn't pay ANY federal income tax in 2009, 2010 or 2011. Mary J. is also being sued for defaulting on a $2.2 million loan, and her charity is being sued for not paying back a $250,000 loan.
All Four Original "Voice" Judges" Will Supposedly Be Back Next Season . . . But Shakira and Usher Are Coming Back in the Spring
"Entertainment Weekly" is reporting that all four original judges will be back on "The Voice" this fall. So that's CHRISTINA AGUILERA, CEE LO GREEN, ADAM LEVINE and BLAKE SHELTON.
The site says Adam and Blake are onboard for the spring season, too . . . but Christina and Cee Lo are taking another season off next spring. So, they're in negotiations to bring SHAKIRA and USHER back to take their spots again.
A "source" says, quote, "It's almost all done and the network is looking to make the official announcements in the next few days."
Keith Urban Wants to Return to "American Idol" Next Season
At least one person wants to return to "American Idol" next season . . . and thankfully it's the sanest judge on the panel. Of course, that's KEITH URBAN.
When Keith was asked if he was interested in sticking around, he said, quote, "I would. I mean, I literally enjoy coming to work every day, and that's a rarity."
Earlier this month, a survey of 1,200 viewers named Keith the "Best 'American Idol' judge of ALL TIME." This was his only season on "Idol", but he did have some previous judging experience before taking this gig. He judged a season of the Australian version of "The Voice" last year.
Playboy Wants Angelina To Show Us Her New Boobs
Hollywoodlife.com claims Playboy wants to do a pictorial with Angelina Jolie.
A source says, “Playboy is looking to have an ‘open checkbook’ for Angelina if she posed for them after she has healed completely from her surgeries. They arent banking on her to do it but they would bankroll it to happen.”
A Naked Golden Girl Pic Is For Sale
A naked portrait of Golden Girls star Bea Arthur is being auctioned off in New York.
An artist named John Currin painted it in 1991.
Morgan Freeman Gets Drunk on Vodka and Red Bull in the Trailer for "Last Vegas"
If you've ever wanted to see MORGAN FREEMAN drunk on vodka and Red Bull, now's your chance. Because that's what happens to him in a new movie called "Last Vegas", which comes out in November. And it's pretty funny.
"Last Vegas" is kind of like a geriatric version of "The Hangover". Morgan, ROBERT DE NIRO, MICHAEL DOUGLAS and KEVIN KLINE stars as four life-long friends who hit up Vegas to celebrate Douglas' character's upcoming marriage.
The trailer hit the internet yesterday and has a brief amusing preview of drunk Morgan.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Is Worth More Than Oprah Winfrey
When it comes to celebrities and their net worth, almost nobody's got more dough than former "Seinfeld" minx JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS.
Julia has OPRAH money. And when I say "Oprah money", I mean MORE THAN OPRAH money.
Oprah has a net worth of $2.8 billion. But Julia is worth $3 billion. And no, that's not from residuals from "The New Adventures of Old Christine".
Her family is LOADED . . . and they have been ever since 1851, when her great-great grandfather founded the Louis Dreyfus Group, a commodities and shipping multinational that they control to this day.
Julia is worth three times more than J.K. ROWLING . . . but get THIS . . .
She's also worth more than Tyler Perry, Diddy, Bono, Madonna, Dr. Dre, Will Smith and Ryan Seacrest COMBINED.
Shakira Will Not Be Back on "The Voice" Next Season . . . But That's Okay, Because Carson Daly Says Christina Aguilera Is Returning
SHAKIRA is not coming back on "The Voice" next season. She says, quote, "I'm not going to be able to do next season because I have to get back to my motherhood, and also get back to the studio to finish my album."
However, she adds, quote, "I have to take a little break. But you never know, I might come back!" Meanwhile, a "source" tells "Us" magazine that USHER can't do it next season either, because he's filming a movie.
Of course, the show doesn't need them back next season if CHRISTINA AGUILERA and CEE LO GREEN are returning to their swivel chairs.
We haven't heard from either of them, but host CARSON DALY says Christina WILL be back, and he thinks Cee Lo is close to working out a new deal, too.
Carson says, quote, "I think they're working on a deal [with Cee Lo] . . . but I don't think it has been finalized . . . It sounded like today it was like, 'Yeah, they're working on it,' which, usually those things work out, but I don't know."
By the way, it's still unclear if ADAM LEVINE and BLAKE SHELTON are down for next season. If either of them are taking a season off, it would've been nice to have Shakira or Usher to sub back in.
"People" Magazine Says Angelina Jolie Will Have Her Ovaries Removed Next
ANGELINA JOLIE hasn't said what she plans to do about her increased risk of ovarian cancer . . . or when she plans to do it. But the logical next step after having her breasts removed is to give her ovaries the same treatment.
And "People" magazine says she's going to do that. But they're only getting this from an unidentified "source", not Angelina herself.
One of ANGELINA JOLIE'S doctors revealed an interesting bit of information about her breast reconstruction surgery: She has parts of a DEAD PERSON in her new boobs.
During the reconstruction surgery, doctors used CADAVER SKIN to, quote, "create like a sling under the implant" . . . which gives the new jubblies a more natural look.
Police Arrested A Stalker Near Taylor Swift's Beach House in Rhode Island
A misguided TAYLOR SWIFT fan was arrested yesterday near her mansion in Rhode Island.
It was around 2:00 A.M. when Lucas H. Vorsteveld swam ashore at Taylor's house, saw some security dudes, and then jumped back into the water.
He swam back to where he started from, about a mile away. That's when the police checked him out. They asked what he was doing and Lucas ADMITTED he had just been at Taylor's place because he wanted to meet her.
So, they arrested him for trespassing. They also gave Taylor's security people all the details.
Thursday TV Reminders
• "The Office" [Series Finale] . . . 8:00 to 10:15 P.M. on NBC. The first hour is a series retrospective, then the finale with the wedding and closing interviews airs from 9:00 to 10:15 P.M.
(Appearances include Mindy Kaling, B.J. Novak, Joan Cusack, Ed Begley Jr., Rachael Harris, Dakota Johnson, Andy Buckley, and Malcolm Barrett.)
(All signs point to STEVE CARELL making an appearance as well, but that's still not official. If he does show up, they did an amazing job of keeping it a secret.)
• "American Idol" [12th Season Finale] . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Fox.
• "The Big Bang Theory" [6th Season Finale] . . . 8:00 to 8:30 P.M. on CBS.
When it comes to celebrities and their net worth, almost nobody's got more dough than former "Seinfeld" minx JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS.
Beyonce Canceled a Concert Due to Dehydration and Exhaustion . . . Does This Confirm She's Pregnant?
BEYONCÉ canceled a scheduled show in Belgium last night due to, quote, "dehydration and exhaustion." Her publicist says her doctors advised her to rest. The show will be rescheduled.
She's supposed to perform at the same arena TONIGHT . . . but there's no guarantee that's happening. Her publicist says, quote, "She's awaiting word from her doctors before making a decision."
Of course, there's talk that this SUPPORTS recent speculation that Beyoncé is pregnant again. There's no official word . . . but it seems like an interesting time for her doctors to order her to rest.
Bill Hader Is Retiring from "Saturday Night Live" . . . Plus, Fred Armisen and Jason Sudeikis May Be Leaving, Too
BILL HADER is leaving "Saturday Night Live" after eight seasons. He tells the "New York Times", quote, "It was a hard decision, but it has to happen at some point. It got to a point where I said, 'Maybe it's just time to go.'"
Bill may not be the only one who's leaving. FRED ARMISEN and JASON SUDEIKIS are not sure they want to do another season either. "SNL" boss Lorne Michaels says they're still, quote, "making their decisions."
Of course, SETH MEYERS is also leaving to take over for JIMMY FALLON on "Late Night" next February . . . but he's staying on "SNL" through this fall.
Kim Kardashian's Feet Are Too Swollen For Shoes
Kim Kardashian can no longer wear shoes.
She tells Grazia magazine, ''My doctor has told me to elevate my feet. Can you see how wide and swollen they are? I've just ordered a pair of pointy-toed flats. My Louboutins hardly fit me any more. When I flew in them the other day, I landed with one strap unbuckled, as I couldn't get it around my ankle.''
Carrie Underwood Gets a "Walls Closing In" Feeling When Strangers Get Too Close
Next time you get within touching distance of CARRIE UNDERWOOD, please keep your hands to yourself. I'm serious. Carrie tells "Marie Claire" that she freaks out when strangers get up in her business.
She said, quote, "At the beginning of my career, I used to have panic attacks. People were touching me, screaming . . . it made me really nervous. In public, I just get nervous. It's a physical reaction, feeling like the walls are closing in.
"The fans are great. It's not their fault. I don't ever want to come across as ungrateful. But on my end, it is hard for me to process."
Charlie Sheen's Ex Is In Rehab Again
CHARLIE SHEEN'S ex-wife BROOKE MUELLER is currently in rehab, and Charlie's OTHER ex, DENISE RICHARDS, has custody of Charlie and Brooke's 4-year-old twin sons Bob and Max.
Well, according to RadarOnline.com, Brooke has been to rehab 20 TIMES . . . and two of those times were when she was pregnant with Bob and Max. And both times, she was being treated for her addiction to CRYSTAL METH.
A source says, quote, "It's truly amazing that she was able to hold onto custody of the boys for as long as she did. Brooke's road to getting custody back of the boys is going to be very, very long."
Someone Tweeted Ashley Tisdale 19,000 Times
Some psycho got arrested after he showed up at ASHLEY TISDALE'S house. It probably didn't help that he had Tweeted her 19,000 times since November. Okay, it was actually only 18,888 times. (???)
Not surprisingly, the Tweets got pretty creepy. Like this one . . . quote, "My body is yours & even as friends I [effin'] love how I make u feel like mom maybe we both got issues cuz nobody's perfect."
Star Trek Into Darkness Opens at Midnight!
Star Trek Into Darkness (Rated PG-13 ... IMAX 3D; 3D/2D theaters)
Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood. In the wake of a shocking act of terror from within their own organization, the crew of The Enterprise is called back home to Earth.In defiance of regulations and with a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads his crew on a manhunt to capture an unstoppable force of destruction and bring those responsible to justice. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.
Angelina Jolie Had Both of Her Breasts Removed to Prevent Cancer
ANGELINA JOLIE has revealed that she had both of her breasts removed to prevent cancer. Don't worry . . . she had them surgically reconstructed afterwards.
In a piece in this morning's "New York Times", Angelina says her doctor told her she has the BRCA1 gene, which is one of the so-called "breast cancer genes".
And because of that, she had an 87% risk of getting breast cancer, and a 50% chance of getting ovarian cancer. So she made the choice to have both breasts removed.
She went through three months of medical procedures, which were completed on April 27th.
The implants were the final step . . . and apparently, the results were WONDERFUL. She says, quote, "There have been many advances in this procedure in the last few years, and the results can be beautiful."
Angelina praises BRAD PITT for standing by her through it all . . . quote, "I am fortunate to have a partner who is so loving and supportive.
"Brad was [with me] for every minute of the surgeries. We managed to find moments to laugh together. We knew this was the right thing to do for our family and that it would bring us closer. And it has."
She adds, quote, "On a personal note, I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity."
As for why she chose to go public, Angelina says, quote, "There are many women who do not know that they might be living under the shadow of cancer.
"It is my hope that they, too, will be able to get gene tested, and that if they have a high risk they, too, will know that they have strong options."
Is Beyonce Pregnant Again?
Multiple sources claim that BEYONCÉ is pregnant again. The speculation may have started after she was spotted last week wearing a dress with a high, belted waist that kind of hid her stomach. (People)
Or it could be the fact that she just did an interview where she talked about wanting more kids. She said, quote, "I would like more children. I think my daughter needs some company."
However, one source claims she's NOT pregnant, but she and JAY-Z are planning to create another fetus after her tour is over in August
Their daughter Blue Ivy is 15 months old.
Naked Pictures of "Community" Actress Alison Brie Exist
Most celebrities won't admit this, but ALISON BRIE from "Mad Men" and "Community" says there are definitely some naked photos of her kicking around out there.
She says, quote, "I know naked photos exist of me from this trip with friends to Lake Tahoe. I would take off all my clothes and go run outside and be like a little wood nymph and get on a weird exercise machine."
She adds, quote, "I just keep waiting for them to surface. I don't think that I present myself as a person who's never taken naked photos."
Brie apparently doesn't think the photos are too flattering, because if they do surface, she says she'll have to release BETTER nude pictures in order to prove that, quote, "when I'm trying to look good naked, I could."
Barbara Walters Did Announce Her Retirement on "The View"
BARBARA WALTERS officially announced her retirement on "The View" yesterday. She said, "I have been on television continually for over 50 years . . . but in the summer of 2014 . . . I plan to retire from appearing on television at all."
She added, quote, "I'm perfectly healthy, this is my decision, I've been thinking about it for a long time, and this is what I want to do."
But she said she'll continue to executive-produce "The View", and added, quote, "There will be special occasions and I will come back, I'm not walking into the sunset."
Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green Are in Talks to Return to "The Voice"
CHRISTINA AGUILERA and CEE LO GREEN are reportedly in talks to return to "The Voice" for its upcoming fifth season. They both took Season Four off, and were replaced by SHAKIRA and USHER.
A source tells the "Hollywood Reporter" that Christina could make somewhere around $12 million to come back.
TheWrap.com reports that Christina has already signed her new contract. Supposedly, it's worth $12.5 million, but she could make up to $17 million "with incentives." It's unclear what that means.
The site also says Cee Lo is in, quote, "advanced negotiations" to return. There's no word how much he might be making.
It's unclear if ADAM LEVINE and BLAKE SHELTON are planning on returning . . . or if they're going to sit this season out. Of course, if they do step away, it's possible that Shakira and / or Usher could sub in again.
"Star Trek" Star Chris Pine Cried During "The Notebook" and "Up"
CHRIS PINE plays a pretty bad-ass Captain Kirk in the "Star Trek" movies . . . but in real life, he's a crier.
He says, quote, "I cry all the time . . . at work, at the shrink's, with my lady. 'The Notebook' killed me. 'Up' destroyed me. 'Up' was like the animated 'Amour'."