The Latest "American Idol" Judge Rumors: Nick Jonas and VA's Pharrell Williams! "Us" Magazine claims that Nick Jonas and Pharrell Williams are the "frontrunners" to take over the two empty judges seats. Sources say that Nick and Pharrell would sit next to Mariah Carey...the only confirmed judge while Randy Jackson would move into a "mentoring role." Apparently Nick is pretty close to signing his contract and was just in L.A. for final meetings. American Idol feels that he will pull in a younger demographic. A source claims that Pharrell is supposedly still negotiating his contract...things are looking good but they're still working out the details!
Stevie J from Love & Hip Hop has dumped his fiance Joseline and has already gotten his new girlfriend pregnant!!! Stevie and Joseline just got engaged a few weeks ago...and it's not clear what happened but Stevie is with a new woman named Tammie Grant. Apparently they've known each other for a long time- she is his partner at his record label. She used to be married to NBA player Gary Grant. Supposedly the pregnancy was planned and now they are talking about getting married!
Lindsay Lohan had a very bizarre demand on the set of her new movie. She was set to do a sex scene for her new movie "The Canyons" and was feeling a bit hesitant. The scene required her to go topless. She asked the 10 man crew on the set to strip to their boxers. They were hesitant at first but obliged. They shot the scene in their underwear and all went off without a hitch!
Angelina Jolie is vying for the role of Anastasia Steele in the movie adaptation of '50 Shades of Grey'. If you haven't read the book- it is about a virgin seduced by the charms of a man named Christian Grey. Other stars in line for the role are Emma Watson, Katie Cassidy, and Scarkett Johansson.
Robert Pattinson wants to, "have a man to man chat" with "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders to find out exactly what happened between him and Kristen Stewart. He feels like he needs to know exactly what happened, how far it went and how many times, so he can figure out if this is something he can move past. He's not ready to talk with Kristen, it's too painful, so he's going to Rupert. In case it matters to you, Rupert's brother-in-law says the affair went on for more than six months. Leopold Ross, the brother of Rupert's wife Liberty Ross says, "It was from the last half of filming and all through
post-production, clear into last week." Rob and Kristen are supposed to be co-presenters at the "MTV Video Music Awards" in September. Something tells me that's not going to happen. It'll be interesting to see how they promote the final "Twilight" movie, which comes out November 16th. This is no doubt going to be a huge headache for the studio.
Paris Hilton wants to be in today's Big Fat Rumor of the Day! She partied with Chris Brown in France last week, and now Paris has her sights set on him. Of course, Chris does have a girlfriend, she's a model named Karrueche Tran. And there's also Rihanna to deal with, if you want to believe the millions of tabloid stories that continue to claim they're still spending time together. But Paris has figured out how to get around all that. A source says, "Paris thinks Chris Brown is hot and really wants to hook up with him. She likes bad boys, and he is as bad as it gets. Paris has been pretending to be Karrueche's BFF and Karrueche is loving the attention. She knows how to use and manipulate other people to get what she wants." Supposedly, Paris doesn't want a relationship, since it would be bad PR for her. She's more interested in a steamy hook-up or two behind closed doors. She Tweeted a picture of them together.
ABC has announced this fall's "Dancing with the Stars" All-Star cast. The question coming into this was: Were they going to go for an actual all-star cast or were they going to go for all-star ratings. Well, it seems like they went with all-star dancers, for the most part. The cast includes six of the show's 14 winners including the first five champions. And only one "all-star" didn't finish in the Top Three in their season. Here are the all-stars, and where they finished during their previous run: Kelly Monaco - who won Season One Drew Lachey - who won Season Two Emmitt Smith - who won Season Three Apolo Ohno - who won Season Four Helio Castroneves - who won Season Five Shawn Johnson - who won Season Eight Joey Fatone - who was the runner-up on Season Two Gilles Marini - who was the runner-up on Season Eight Kirstie Alley - who was the runner-up on Season 12 Melissa Rycroft - who came in third on Season Eight Bristol Palin - who came in third on Season 11 Pamela Anderson - who came in sixth on Season 10
ABC will let viewers vote for a 13th contestant. Our choices are: Sabrina Bryan, who came in seventh on Season Five, Carson Kressley, who came in eighth on Season 13 and Kyle Massey, who was the runner-up on Season 11. You can vote HERE through August 24th. The winner will be announced August 27th on "Good Morning America". The season premieres Monday, September 24th.
Toby Keith did an interview for a small California newspaper where he admitted that he turned down an offer to be a judge on "American Idol". Apparently, Toby was offered Steven Tyler's job earlier this month, but he said no because he couldn't take that much time off from his career. Just last week we heard "Idol" was "seriously considering" bringing in Brad Paisley to be a judge. Sounds like they went to Brad after Toby said no.
Snoop Dogg was caught with a "small amount of marijuana" when he arrived in Norway last month for a music festival. He also had a "large amount of cash," which "exceeded legal limits." It didn't sound like a big deal, just $8,600 in fines, but as it turns out, there's another consequence: Snoop has been banned from Norway for two years. Is Snoop going to appeal the decision? Nope. He's totally fine with it. His lawyer says, "Snoop can live with the decision."
Robert Pattinson has moved out of the house he shared with Kristen Stewart, and they're currently not in contact with each other. A source says, "I'm not sure they'll be able to recover from this. He is heartbroken and angry." It should be noted, however, that the house actually belongs to Rob. So his departure will probably only be temporary. The fling that Kristen had with Rupert Sanders, who directed her in "Snow White and the Huntsman," may not have been a one-time thing. It may have started months ago, while they were traveling the world promoting the movie. There are some pictures of Kristen and Rupert having dinner back in May, when they were doing press for "Snow White" in Berlin. Here's the thing, though: They weren't the only members of the cast and crew at that dinner. Charlize Theron is there, too, and even sitting in between them. And while they were doing press for the movie in Los Angeles that same month, Kristen took Rupert's daughter for ice cream. Which may not mean anything except that Kristen was being nice to a little kid. Then again, in hindsight everything starts to look a little less innocent.
After Lexie Grey died on the season finale of "Grey's Anatomy" last May, how could you expect him to go on? Dr. McSteamy is leaving the show. Eric Dane will not be back full time this season. The show's creator Shonda Rhimes says, "After much consideration and conversations, he and I have decided that this is the right time for his storyline to end." McSteamy won't be completely gone when Season Nine premieres on September 27th. He's expected to appear in a limited role for several episodes so the show can give him "a proper farewell."
It looks like Derek Hough is saying goodbye too. After ten seasons and three mirror ball trophies, the professional dancer is retiring from "Dancing with the Stars." He tells USA Today, "This season is kind of my swan song. It's my last hurrah. This is my 10th season, a great benchmark." He says he'd like to do more movies, "I want to do other projects. I want to push myself into other areas." Of course doing this competitive show, it leaves little room for anything else. At least the celebrities can keep their day jobs, but they're not coming up with the choreography.
Being neighbors with Justin Bieber might not be as fun as it sounds. That's what Kristen Bell and her fiancé Dax Shepard found out. On "The View" yesterday, Dax said, "The music and the parties and the paparazzi, I mean, it's like living in Lebanon now." But Kristen added, "In his defense, I will say we don't know the exact house the music is coming from. We just know since he moved in, the music has been blaring." They begin talking about Bieber at 3:32
Sometimes the tabloids get it right! Kristen Stewart apologized yesterday for cheating on Robert Pattinson with her "Snow White" director Rupert Sanders. She said, "I'm deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I've caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected. This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I'm so sorry." A source says Kristen definitely wants to stay with Rob and make things right with him. Kristen did not apologize to Rupert's wife Liberty Ross, or their two children. But Rupert issued his own apology, saying, "I am utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family. My beautiful wife and heavenly children are all I have in this world. I love them with all my heart. I am praying that we can get through this together." It was "Us Weekly" that broke the story which happened on July 17th in a few discreet areas around L.A. And not surprisingly, there was a photographer on their trail. The photographer followed Kristen from her house to a parking lot where Rupert got into Kristen's car and they proceeded to get it on. The photographer says, "Kristen was sitting up with her back against the driver's-side window, and this guy was kissing her entire body." But once they got the feeling they were being watched, they left in Kristen's car and went to a trail near the Hollywood sign. They parked and started making out again. Then they got out of the car and started groping and making out some more. The photographer says, "He was all over her. It seemed like they couldn't get enough." But every time they heard a voice or saw someone coming, they would split up and walk in opposite directions. Then they got back in the car and made out for another 20 minutes before she dropped Rupert off three blocks from his house. They kissed one more time, and he walked home. One thing we can't really say is if there was any actual sex between Kristen and Rupert. We also don't know if this was the only time they've been romantic. We haven't heard anything directly from Rob yet, but a source claims he's absolutely devastated, but doesn't want to say anything in public until he figures out what he's going to do.
You had to know this was coming, Kristen Stewart is getting death threats on Twitter for breaking Robert Pattinson's heart. Here are a few examples:
"Kristen Stewart cheated on Robert Pattinson with her director! WTF?! *loads and cocks gun* Imma kill that b****."
"Dear Kristen Stewart, Thank you for cheating on Rob. Now he's mine. But I'm still going to kill you for breaking his heart."
"So Kristen Stewart finally cheated on Robert Pattinson. B**** is about to die. No one cheats on Robert Pattinson."
And then there is the fan. There is a woman that's so distraught over this cheating scandal that she posted this pathetic video to YouTube. I'm embarassed for her. She does drop the F BOMB a few times! Click to 3:01 to see her breakdown.
T.J. Jackson, has been appointed temporary guardian of Michael Jackson's kids Paris, Prince and Blanket. At an emergency hearing yesterday, the judge said, "This is not a power play by T.J. Jackson. This is based on the allegation that Katherine Jackson is being prevented from acting as guardian." No one is blaming Katherine for this. They think she's a victim herself. A source says, "It is not about taking guardianship away from Katherine. T.J. didn't step in to remove her. He stepped in because she is not there. He is extremely tight with his grandmother." But Katherine is not okay with this. Yesterday, Katherine told ABC News, "I am devastated that while I've been away, my grandchildren have been taken away from me, and I'm coming home." She added that the court ruling that gave T.J. temporary custody was based on a bunch of lies.Meanwhile, she also refuted claims that her kids Jermaine, Randy, Janet, and Rebbie abducted her and forced her into the Arizona resort where she's been for over a week. Brothers Marlon, Tito and Jackie Jackson are reportedly opposed to what their siblings are doing. They think it's an attempt to gain control of Michael's estate and they want no part of it. Sister LaToya is sitting the whole thing out. Katherine said, "There are rumors going around about me that I have been kidnapped. I am here today to let everybody know that I am good and fine. My children would never do anything to me like that." As for why she had no contact with the kids for more than a week, she said, "One reason I didn't call is I just gave up my phone and I didn't want to have any phone calls while I was here." Katherine was scheduled to return home yesterday. In her statement, Katherine mentioned that she had finally spoken to Prince and Paris.
The cast of "Modern Family" has been negotiating for a significant pay raise for the past few months and things are not going well. Now, they're playing hardball. Yesterday, five of the adult stars Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet and Sofia Vergara filed a lawsuit, asking to have their contracts voided. Those contracts have them locked in for four more seasons, but they want those scrapped in favor of more lucrative deals. Production on Season Four was supposed to begin yesterday, but the cast didn't show up, so it was canceled. Ed O'Neill has a higher pay scale than the other adult stars because he was the biggest "name" coming into the show. But in an act of solidarity, he's joined them in their holdout. Of course, he wants more money, too. The fact that the cast is acting together puts a lot of pressure on ABC and the production company, because without all of them, there is no show. The cast of "Friends" used this tactic successfully back in the '90s to score huge deals. Neither ABC nor the cast has commented on the negotiations. If you're interested in the specifics, here's the breakdown: The six main cast members started out making between $20,000 and $60,000 per episode, with Ed on the higher end. They were given a complimentary raise this past season that bumped their salaries up to between $60,000 and $105,000 per episode. According to the "Hollywood Reporter", the cast rejected the studio's latest offer, which was $200,000 per episode for Seasons Four and Five, $225,000 for Season Six, and escalating raises up to $325,000 per episode through Season Nine. Again, this is for the five adult cast members not named Ed O'Neill. His negotiations have been separate, but he isn't getting what he wants either. Obviously, that seems like a lot, but the show generates a ton of coin. "Modern Family" brought in $164 million in ad revenue for ABC last season, and repeats of the show were licensed to the USA Network for $1.5 million per episode. There have been 72 episodes so far so that would put the syndication deal at around $110 million already. For comparison, if the main cast got an average of $250,000 per episode, that would be $6 million apiece per season and $36 million for all six.
We have discovered a paparazzi picture of Drake outside a urologist's office and he appears to be holding some paperwork on a holistic drug called Q-Urol that is used to treat Prostatitis. That's an inflammation of the prostate gland. It isn't all that serious, but it can be miserable to deal with. Take a look at the pictures HERE.
In the Big Fat Rumor of the Day, I'm just gonna rip this Band-Aid off. Kristen Stewart cheated on Robert Pattinson. She allegedly hooked up with Rupert Sanders, the guy who directed her in "Snow White and the Huntsman". A source says, "Kristen is absolutely devastated. It was a mistake and a complete lapse in judgment. "She wasn't having an affair with Rupert. It was just a fleeting moment that shouldn't have happened. She never meant to hurt anyone. She's a good person who just made a bad choice." I hate that last line, what an excuse! But by the way, this director is married with two kids. In fact, his wife, Liberty Ross, played Queen Eleanor in "Snow White and the Huntsman."
Fox is "seriously considering" bringing country singer Brad Paisley onboard to be a judge on "American Idol" next season. He would join Mariah Carey, who was confirmed earlier this week. Bringing a country singer into the fold would mimic "The Voice",which has Blake Shelton and "Duets" that's got Jennifer Nettles, but it's a move that does make sense. "Idol" has produced successful country stars most notably, there's Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Scotty McCreery and maybe to a lesser extent Josh Gracin, Lauren Alaina and even Bucky Covington. It's unclear if Brad would want to do it, or if he's even been contacted, but he probably wouldn't be against it. He has performed on "Idol" and he brought Scotty with him on tour. One source claims the show is thinking about going back to the four judge set up like "The Voice" and "X Factor."
Sharon Osbourne may be quitting "America's Got Talent." It all started with this Tweet on the feed linked to Howard Stern's show, "America's Got Talent update: Howard isn't sure if he'll do another season and says Sharon Osbourne may not come back unless she gets more money." Sharon responded, "My darling Howard: Money is not the reason I'm not returning, it's because..." That's it. She didn't finish the thought, even though she has Tweeted since then. There's also no comment from her reps or NBC. Maybe Sharon wants to focus on her gig on "The Talk" but I think she wants to spend more time with her family. Her son Jack was recently diagnosed with MS.
Under The Radar: this is just brewing and may end up being the Hot Couple Alert tomorrow but we've heard Katy Perry might be hooking up with John Mayer!
I have not one but TWO sex tapes for you in the Big Fat Rumor of the Day. First up is Minka Kelly - her sex tape is being shopped around. It's 30 minutes long and it features Minka with an ex-boyfriend. Minka is very much aware of the fact that she's being recorded. The tape was shot in New Mexico, where Minka went to high school. There's some talk that Minka might be under 18 in the tape, which would make it illegal. Two songs from Brandy's album "Never Say Never" are playing in the background. That album was released in June of 1998, 16 days before Minka's 18th birthday. But one source who allegedly saw that tape said the songs could have been added after the fact to make it seem like Minka was of age. Minka is 32 now. Minka is probably best known for playing Lyla Garrity on "Friday Night Lights" or for her relationship with Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees.
But that's not all! There is another sex tape in the Big Fat Rumor of the Day. This one features "Call Me Maybe" singer Carly Rae Jepsen. I didn't realize Carly was 26, so I feel a little bit better about this. The tape features either Carly or a look-alike giving some oral pleasure to a man. Carly is denying the tape is legit though. Yesterday she Tweeted, "Crazy morning. Discovered that someone put up a sex tape claiming to be me. Ridiculous. Obviously not me."
Now it's official: Mariah Carey will judge "American Idol" next season. Fox confirmed that it's a done deal yesterday. Mariah said, "I'm so excited to be joining 'Idol' and I can't wait to get started in a couple months. It's going to be fun and rewarding to help find new talent and give back." She's getting $18 million, which trumps the $15 million Britney Spears got to do "X Factor". It's too early to say if Mariah is open to sticking around beyond one season, but Nigel Lythgoe says, "I would like to see the judges change every year." Fox noted that Randy Jackson was "instrumental" in bringing Mariah to "Idol", which makes sense since he's her manager. This could mean that Randy will return as a judge and not be switching to a "mentoring" role. It's also a big win for "Idol" over Simon Cowell, who has been trying to get Mariah on "X Factor" for the past two years. Yesterday, Simon pretended to have some reservations about Mariah being a judge. He said, "I think she's going to find it difficult to say 'no' to contestants. She's sweet." But then he added, "I think she's going to be great."
"American Idol" is shaking up the audition process a little, in the hopes of digging up some new talent. The show has announced two changes for next season: For one, the show will allow family and friends to nominate a potential contestant, without their knowledge, by submitting videos of their candidate. A film crew will show up to surprise the best singers with news that they've been chosen. This is in addition to the self-submitted online auditions, which will be open from August 1st through the 14th. "Idol" is also launching a "Small Town Audition Bus Tour," which will hit up 10 towns to find singers who can't or won't make the trek to one of the major audition cities.
Chris Brown rented a large yacht in the South of France to be near Rihanna. He will be shooting a music video so he has Swizz Beats and Ludacris with him on the boat. Chris decided to fly overseas to Nice, France as a last minute trip. However, Drake is reportedly staying with Rihanna on her yacht. Uh-oh! It's going down on the high seas!
Here comes your spoiler for the season finale of "The Bachelorette": After a three-hour episode, we found out that Emily is engaged to Jef! Her father gave both men his blessing to ask for his daughter's hand in marriage. Jef was the only one that was able to meet Ricki and it was clear after that date that Jef was the one, so she confessed to Chris Harrison that she didn’t even want to go on her final date with Arie. She let him down as gently as she could, but Arie was nonetheless heartbroken. Arie sighed heavily. "I'm shocked," he said. "I completely thought we had something." Upset and confused, Arie got up and began to walk away. Emily followed after him, but it was clear he was hurt and wanted to go. "Thank you for sparing me the embarrassment tomorrow," he said as he embraced her one more time. "Good Luck." The next day when Jeff arrived, Emily told him that the long road to the finale was all worth it, “You really are everything that I've looked for for so long. I really do feel like you're my soul mate. You are the perfect person for me. You get me better than anybody ever has. I love you so, so much." Emily then told Jef that he was the only man "that got to meet Ricki and I didn't even go on a date with Arie yesterday. He's not even here today. It's just me and you." Jef was smiling huge saying, "That's amazing. That's the best thing I've ever heard. I feel like the luckiest man in the world. I think it's so rare that people find the person that they're meant to be with. I think it's so incredibly meant to be that you and I found each other like this here and I'm so grateful that we did. I think God puts the right people in our lives when the timing is just right." When it was time to propose, he said, "I'm so in love with you. I promise you if you let me into your life and Ricki's life you will never feel lonely ever again." But before Jef got down on one knee, he looked into Emily's eyes and said, "I want you to know that what I'm about to ask you aren't just empty words that in a few weeks or a few months or a few years, or even a few decades will be lost. What I'm about to ask you is a forever thing." He revealed a Neil Lane ring (thanks buddy!) and asked, "Emily, will you marry me?" She paused (for what seemed like an eternity) soaked in the moment, and then softly replied, "Yes." A few moments later Ricki joined them in the courtyard. The three walked away hand-in-hand, and Emily told Ricki, "We did it!"
From more than one source we are hearing that Mariah Carey is reportedly "finalizing a deal" to become a judge "American Idol." Supposedly, it's worth $17 million for one season. For comparison, we've heard Jennifer Lopez made $12 million her first season, and $15 million last year. And Britney Spears signed on to do "X Factor" for $15 million. Last week, Mariah's husband Nick Cannon said, "My wife will not do 'Idol' for less than $100 million." There's no further update on the rest of the judging panel. The list of rumored potential judges includes: Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Miley Cyrus, Fergie, Will.I.Am and Adam Lambert.
It looks like Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis aren't hiding their relationship anymore. They went to a party together on Saturday, and they were kissing in front of everyone. The paparazzi even got pictures. In a recent interview, Mila said she's totally single, and she and Ashton, "just hang out." I guess they hang out with "No Strings Attached" (the movie Ashton did with Natalie Portman) or maybe they're just "Friends With Benefits" (The movie Mila did with Justin Timberlake). Those movies were released within just months of each other. They also co-starred on "That '70s Show" together.
Usher's former stepson Kile Glover died Saturday morning after being taken off life support. He was only 11 years old. Kile was declared brain dead just a few days after a tragic July 6th accident involving a jet ski on Lake Lanier in Georgia. Kile and a 15-year-old female friend were floating on inner tubes when a jet ski operated by a family friend hit them. Kile suffered a major head injury. The girl suffered non-life threatening injuries. Kile is the son of Usher's ex-wife Tameka. Usher and Tameka have been involved in an ugly custody battle over their two biological sons, but when Kile was injured, Usher rushed to the hospital. A source says, "Usher practically raised Kile as his own."
Here are the highlights of the Teen Choice Awards from last night:
Ultimate Choice Award: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner from the "Twilight" movies.
Choice Comedy Movie: "21 Jump Street"
Choice Drama Movie: "The Lucky One"
Choice Movie Villain: Alexander Ludwig in "The Hunger Games"
Choice Movie Breakout: Rihanna in "Battleship"
Choice Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Choice Single by a Female Artist: "Eyes Open", by Taylor Swift
Choice Male Artist: Justin Bieber
Choice Single by a Male Artist: "Boyfriend", Justin Bieber
Choice Music Group: Selena Gomez and The Scene
Choice Music Breakout Group: One Direction
Choice Love Song: "What Makes You Beautiful", One Direction
Choice Breakup Song: "Payphone", by Maroon 5
Choice Comedian: Ellen DeGeneres
Choice Hotties: Miley Cyrus and Ian Somerhalder
I'm sorry, but does anyone else have a problem with "21 Jump Street" being celebrated as Choice Comedy Movie? It was rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, drug material, teen drinking and some violence. Granted, I loved the movie and thought it was hilarious, but I'm not a teen and I'm not about to rent it for a 13 year-old kid.
Sometimes writers that are reviewing music have to review records they don't like and even artists they don't like. Chad Taylor, a music writer for Des Moines, Iowa's alternative weekly Cityview has joined this list with his six-word review of (convicted Rihanna assaulter) Chris Brown's new Fortune album. His review? "Chris Brown hits women. Enough said."
We just told you earlier this week that Game and his fiance Tiffney Cambridge are shooting a reality show following their wedding. Unfortunately, none of that will happen now. The wedding has officially been called off. Their wedding was scheduled for next Saturday, July 28th. But the show is out. The wedding is off. And the relationship is over.
They found love on "American Idol."Jessica Sanchez and DeAndre Brackensick are dating. She is 16, he is 17. Jessica finished 2nd during "Idol" Season 10, he finished 8th. They are currently on tour with the rest of the Top 10. Jessica was signed to Interscope Records and is home schooled. DeAndre just graduated in May. I seriously think "American Idol" might surpass "The Bachelor" franchise in successful relationships. That's just ridiculous.
The Emmy nominations for 2012 were released yesterday. As usual, HBO got the most nominations of any network, with 81. CBS got 60 nominations. And thanks to the Emmy-voter obsession with "Downton Abbey", PBS came in third with 58. For the first time ever, there were no shows from broadcast networks nominated for Outstanding Drama Series. As far as snubs are concerned, here we go: There are four actors who should be the most surprised they were left out of the nominations. Nick Offerman from "Parks and Recreation", Madeline Stowe from "Revenge", Joel McHale from "Community", and Hugh
Laurie from the final season of "House M.D." For the first time since the category was created, "American Idol" was not nominated for Outstanding Reality-Competition Series. "The Voice" took its slot along with the other shows that get nominated every year. However, Jeff Probst didn't get a nomination for best reality host, Betty White took his traditional spot for "Betty White's Off Their Rockers". There's officially been a changing of the guard in late night. Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert were nominated while Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien, and even David Letterman were not. The Emmys will go down live on September 23rd on ABC and Jimmy Kimmel will host. Here is a complete list of the nominees: Outstanding Drama Series:
"Game of Thrones" (HBO)
"Boardwalk Empire" (HBO)
"Breaking Bad" (AMC)
"Mad Men" (AMC)
"Downton Abbey" (PBS)
Outstanding Reality-Competition Program:
"The Voice" (NBC)
"Dancing With the Stars" (ABC)
"So You Think You Can Dance" (Fox)
"The Amazing Race" (CBS)
"Top Chef" (Bravo)
"Project Runway" (Lifetime)
Outstanding Reality Program:
"Who Do You Think You Are?" (NBC)
"Undercover Boss" (CBS)
"Shark Tank" (ABC)
"Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" (ABC)
"Antiques Roadshow" (PBS)
Outstanding Variety Series:
"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central)
"The Colbert Report" (Comedy Central)
"Real Time With Bill Maher" (HBO)
"Saturday Night Live" (NBC)
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" (ABC)
"Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (NBC)
Outstanding Lead Actor In a Drama Series:
Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO)
Michael C. Hall, "Dexter" (Showtime)
Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men" (AMC)
Damian Lewis, "Homeland" (Showtime)
Hugh Bonneville, "Downton Abbey" (PBS)
Outstanding Lead Actress In a Drama Series:
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife" (CBS)
Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men" (AMC)
Kathy Bates, "Harry's Law" (NBC)
Claire Danes, "Homeland" (Showtime)
Glenn Close, "Damages" (DirecTV)
Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey" (PBS)
Outstanding Supporting Actor In a Drama Series:
Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones" (HBO)
Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
Giancarlo Esposito, "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
Jared Harris, "Mad Men" (AMC)
Brendan Coyle, "Downton Abbey" (PBS)
Jim Carter, "Downton Abbey" (PBS)
Outstanding Supporting Actress In a Drama Series:
Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men" (AMC)
Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife" (CBS)
Archie Panjabi, "The Good Wife" (CBS)
Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey" (PBS)
Joanne Froggatt, "Downton Abbey" (PBS)
Outstanding Lead Actor In a Comedy Series:
Jon Cryer, "Two and a Half Men" (CBS)
Jim Parsons, "Big Bang Theory" (CBS)
Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock" (NBC)
Don Cheadle, "House of Lies" (Showtime)
Larry David, "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO)
Louis C.K., "Louie" (FX)
Outstanding Lead Actress In a Comedy Series:
Tina Fey, "30 Rock" (NBC)
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation" (NBC)
Zooey Deschanel, "New Girl" (Fox)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep" (HBO)
Lena Dunham, "Girls" (HBO)
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime)
Outstanding Supporting Actor In a Comedy Series:
Ed O'Neill, "Modern Family" (ABC)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, " Modern Family" (ABC)
Eric Stonestreet, " Modern Family" (ABC)
Ty Burrell, " Modern Family" (ABC)
Bill Hader, "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)
Max Greenfield, "New Girl" (Fox)
Outstanding Supporting Actress In a Comedy Series:
Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family" (ABC)
Julie Bowen, "Modern Family" (ABC)
Mayim Bialik, "Big Bang Theory" (CBS)
Kristen Wiig, "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)
Merritt Wever, "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime)
Kathryn Joosten, "Desperate Housewives" (ABC) (This is a posthumous nomination, she died in June from cancer.)
Outstanding Best Reality Show Host:
Ryan Seacrest, "American Idol" (Fox)
Tom Bergeron, "Dancing With the Stars" (ABC)
Betty White, "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (NBC)
Cat Deeley, "So You Think You Can Dance" (Fox)
Phil Keoghan, "Amazing Race" (CBS)
Outstanding Animated Program: (There is no award for animated series, just individual episodes.)
"American Dad", for the episode "Hot Water" (Fox)
"The Penguins of Madagascar", for the episode "The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole" (Nickelodeon)
"Futurama", for the episode "The Tip of the Zoidberg" (Comedy Central)
"Bob's Burgers", for the episode "BurgerBoss" (Fox)
"The Simpsons", for the episode "Holidays of Future Passed" (Fox)
Tom Cruise was reportedly blindsided and heartbroken by Katie Holmes' divorce filing, but if we're to believe the Big Fat Rumor of the Day, there's already a new girl waiting to take Katie's place. Her name is Yolanda Pecoraro - she's 27 and a Scientologist like Tom. Some people even claim they dated briefly in 2004. She's an actress, but she's mostly been in low-budget stuff so far. (Although she did play "pretty woman" in the 2009 romantic comedy "The Ugly Truth", starring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler.) Sources say the Church of Scientology is embarrassed by how the whole Katie situation developed and all the negative publicity they got from it, and they want to, "stabilize the situation" by hooking Tom up again. However, don't feel like Katie's left out. The other half of this Big Fat Rumor of the Day says that Katie is hooking up again with her pre-Tom Cruise boyfriend Chris Klein. He plays Oz in the "American Pie" movies. Supposedly, there was some "heated texting" earlier this year that led to a recent secret rendezvous in Katie's apartment.
Congratulations to Skateboard P! Pharrell Williams put a ring on it. He recently proposed to his long-time girlfriend Helen and she said yes. They have a son named Rocket together. They are planning a spring wedding. Congrats!!
Don't they say "stars are just like us" - they go to the grocery store, they go to the gym, they play in the park with their kids. Well Katy Perry went to a karaoke bar with friends and sang under the name "Kathryn" for a while, but it was her rapping performance of Will Smith's "Welcome to Miami" that showed up on TMZ. I love that her voice goes high to match his, very cute!
"Forbes" just put out its list of the highest-paid women on TV. The list doesn't just count the women's TV earnings, it counts everything they earned. The only qualification is that every woman on the list has at least some of their money coming from their television work. Here's the full top 10:
1.) Sofia Vergara, $19 million.
2.) Kim Kardashian, $18 million.
3.) Eva Longoria, $15 million
4.) Bethenny Frankel, $12 million
5.) Khloe Kardashian, $11 million
6.) Tina Fey, $11 million
7.) Mariska Hargitay, $10 million
8.) tie Zooey Deschanel, $9 million
8.) tie Felicity Huffman, $9 million
8.) tie Ellen Pompeo, $9 million
If "American Idol" is desperate to fill its judging panel with basket cases who will get people to tune in hoping to see a train wreck, this might be the break they need. On Monday, "Idol's" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe joked that he wanted Charlie Sheen. Well, it turns out Charlie is interested. "It seems so out of the blue that it almost made perfect sense. I thought this could be a lot of fun. Seriously. I'm genuinely interested. It's so different, it could be radical." He doesn't have any music experience, but Ellen DeGeneres didn't either and she judged one season of "Idol". On Monday, on "The Tonight Show", Charlie told Jay Leno that if he was a judge, "I think I could be helpful and give these kids some guidance without leading them to a suicide." Jay responded, "Yeah, if I had a child that needed guidance, I would send him to Charlie Sheen." His two demands would be that FX and his "Anger Management" team "would have to be into it" and there would need to be a charitable component to him taking the job.
Kris Humphries signed a reported $24 million contract with the Brooklyn Nets, and it has him feeling pretty cocky. Kris is in the middle of a messy divorce from Kim Kardashian, but he aimed right at his soon-to-be ex's current boyfriend, Kanye West. After signing with the team, Kris went to Twitter to announce his good news and took a shot at Kanye: "I'm up at Brooklyn! @S_C_ "lucky I didn't have Jay drop me from the team" lol!" He’s clearly making reference to one of Kanye’s lyrics from the song "Way Too Cold", where Kanye refers to his romance with Kim and threatens to use his close friendship with Nets co-owner Jay-Z to have Humphries dropped from the team: "And I'll admit, I had fell in love with Kim/Around the same time she had fell in love with him/ Well that's cool, baby girl, do ya thang/ Lucky I ain't had Jay drop him from the team." So far Kanye, who is often very vocal on Twitter, hasn't responded to the dig.
Are you ready for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in your living room? It looks like the couple are getting closer to their own reality show. Perhaps “Kim & Kanye Take…The World”? An insider says that Kim and Kanye want a show to focus on their adventures in the world of fashion and music, “The cameras will follow the couple as they travel around the world, primarily in London, Paris, Italy and New York. They want to show the plush life of Kim & Kanye.” Kim’s mom Kris Jenner thinks Kim should focus more on fashion and develop a line with Kanye, since he is so heavily involved in that world. Kris thinks this would bring in huge ratings. And considering the Kardashian family has a $40 million deal with E!, they could use something that would deliver the return the network is looking for. The source says, “Apparently Kanye loves the idea! Kris is hoping Kanye’s famous friends like Jay Z and Beyonce would be ok being filmed for certain segments.” Kanye really likes Kris, so he will try and make her happy. Both Kim and Kanye love the camera and love the attention. No word on how soon this could all go down.
Three weeks ago, Walmart started a promotion where Pitbull would visit whatever Walmart store in the U.S. got the most "Likes" on its Facebook page. A writer named David Thorpe, who writes for the "Boston Phoenix" thought it would be funny if the Internet teamed up to send Pitbull to the most remote Walmart possible. So he rallied his readers to "like" the page for the Walmart store in Kodiak, Alaska. And Thorpe's readers responded. The Kodiak Walmart page ended up with more than 70,000 likes, which was more than enough to win the contest and now, Walmart kept its word. Pitbull is heading to Kodiak, Alaska. All things considered, he took the prank pretty well, "I heard that Kodiak, Alaska has the most likes due to someone who thinks he was playing a prank. But you gotta understand, I'll go anywhere in the world for my fans." He also invited Thorpe to go with him, and Thorpe accepted the offer. They'll be headed to Alaska at the end of the month.
BREAKING NEWS: Halle Berry was rushed to the hospital last night after suffering an injury while shooting a movie. She hit her head on concrete after taking a nasty fall. She was taken to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in L.A. by ambulance. Halle is shooting a movie called "The Hive" right now.