Last night on "X Factor" in a lengthy two-hour finale, the girl group Fifth Harmony was eliminated early on leaving the winner as either Carly Rose Sonenclar or Tate Stevens. Country boy Tate won the $5 million contract but the drama has been all around the last night of performances. There's some talk that LeAnn Rimes was wasted when she performed with Carly Roseon Wednesday night, but she says, "In my 18 years of performing, I have never been anything but professional onstage." Well Carly’s family is mad at LeAnn for trashing their daughter's "X Factor" performance. Sources connected with the family say that the 13-year-old girl's mother is livid that Rimes would dare say Carly Rose was "nervous and had trouble hitting the right notes" when she sang "How Do I Live." Carly Rose's mother and other relatives are telling people they can't believe LeAnn threw their daughter under the bus, and that it was clear - Carly Rose was a pro and even out-performed LeAnn at her own song.
Life & Style magazine claims that John Mayer is cheating on Katy Perry and has been from the start. Supposedly, he has a "sex buddy" he's been seeing for two years and he's still hooking up with her. They meet frequently, just for sex dates. They also sext each other almost constantly.
Simon Cowell has confirmed that he is dating Carmen Electra, but he insisted in a recent interview that the relationship isn’t serious, "She’s not my girlfriend. We’re just dating." They worked together on "Britain’s Got Talent" when she was a guest judge.
Madonna freaked out on a fan before her concert in Chile Wednesday night because they were smoking a cigarette during her sound check. It was an open-air theater, and apparently some smoke blew up in Madonna's face. She yelled, "No smoking! If you're going to smoke cigarettes, I'm not doing a show. If you don't care about me, I don't care about you. All right, you wanna play that game? I'm not kidding. I can't sing if you smoke. If you love me, then don't smoke! You're looking right at me, and you're smoking cigarettes, like I'm a stupid f***ing idiot." She stormed off the stage, but the show later went on as planned.
The status of Rihanna and Chris Brown's relationship remains uncertain, but last we heard, it sounded like they'd broken up again. And now there's more evidence. Rihanna posted some pictures of a brand new Porsche that was purchased for her by Jay-Z and the Roc Nation crew. This car is worth between $150,000 and $200,000. But it was probably worth it to Jay, because sources say he bought it for Rihanna as a reward for breaking up with Chris.
Sources say Selena Gomez wants to date Niall Horan from One Direction to see if maybe it'll help her get over Justin Bieber once and for all. But that relationship is apparently not completely over yet. A source says, "Justin cries over the phone and she takes him back again." Meanwhile, another source says Justin may be spending time with a Victoria's Secret model.
You won't have to wait long at all for the "Anchorman" sequel. It's due out on December 20th, 2013! That’s literally one year from today. Of course, many of us have been waiting for it since the first one came out in 2004, but I digress. There's no word on the plot, but the entire news team is returning: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and David Koechner. Yay!
The Associated Press has named Adele their "Entertainer of the Year" even though she didn't release a new album or tour this year. Basically, she recorded the new James Bond them, popped out a kid and sat around watching "21" continue to sell like crazy. The AP says she ended up with way more votes than the next few names: Taylor Swift, "Fifty Shades of Grey" author E.L. James, "Gangnam Style" singer Psy and the cast of "Twilight". The "award" is supposed to go to "the person who had the most influence on entertainment and culture in 2012." The AP has been recognizing an Entertainer of the Year for six years now. The previous winners were: Lady Gaga in 2011, Betty White in 2010, Taylor Swift in 2009, Tina Fey in 2008 and Stephen Colbert in 2007.
We've been assuming for a while now that Rihanna and Chris Brown are back together. But that may have changed. Yesterday she posted a picture on Instagram that read, "Being single sucks. The only thing I get to do anymore is whatever the f*** I want to."
Bronson Pelletier, who played a werewolf named Jared in the "Twilight" movies, has been arrested twice this month. Monday, he was arrested for public intoxication at Los Angeles International Airport when he urinated by the gate after he was removed from a plane. And on December 8th, he was popped for possession of coke and meth, after causing trouble at a West Hollywood bar.
Ke$ha's"Die Young" has been disappearing from the airwaves in the wake of Friday's school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Believe it or not, she isn't defending her song. In fact, she says she never wanted to record it in the first place. She Tweeted, "I had my very own issue with 'die young' cause I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO. I'm so so so sorry for anyone who has been affected by this tragedy."
Cassadee Pope won Season 3 of "The Voice." Terry McDermott finished second and Nicholas David 3rd. The finale included performances by Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Kelly Clarkson, the Killers, Smokey Robinson, Avril Lavigne and Peter Frampton. Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera will sit out next season, making room for Usher and Shakira.
We already knew Channing Tatum was the Sexiest Man Alive, but earlier this year "People" magazine confirmed it. But he just got sexier if you can imagine that. He and his wife Jenna Dewan are expecting their first child. No other details were released, other than that Jenna is due "next year."
NBC executives have begun "quietly" exploring the option of giving "The Tonight Show" to Jimmy Fallon when Jay Leno's contract expires in 2014. But the question is: Will Leno finally be willing to leave at that point? And if not, would NBC actually force him out or will they just cave and keep him around until he's ready to walk away? For real this time. But Conan O'Brien had a longstanding arrangement with NBC and Leno to take over "The Tonight Show" in 2009 and we all remember how that worked out. Plus, there's this: David Letterman’s contract is also up in 2014 and apparently there's a "long unsaid understanding throughout the TV industry" that Leno won't step down before Dave does.
HBO is working with Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, New York to create a series of "Game of Thrones"-themed beers. The first one will be called "Iron Throne Blonde Ale", and it'll be available starting in March in time for the third season premiere on March 31st. The second "Game of Thrones" brew will follow in the fall, and two more will be introduced in 2014.
Alicia Keys has been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit. Songwriter Earl Shuman claims "Girl on Fire" sounds too similar Eddie Holman's 1970 single"(Hey There) Lonely Girl", which he wrote. It seems like just an attempt at a cash-grab though, because the similarities are pretty slight. It all started with a blog, which reported, "In the middle of the song, Alicia sings a couplet or so from Eddie Holman’s 1970 classic song. The song was written by Leon Carr and Earl Shuman, who are both gone to rock 'n' roll heaven." Shuman contacted the writer to tell him he was still alive and apparently that's when he decided to try to squeeze something out of Alicia. It's probably going to be an up-hill battle for him, though.
Back in August, Trey Songz was arrested at a strip club in New York. He's accused of assaulting a woman by throwing a wad of money, which hit her in the eye. However, the woman was not a stripper. She says she was there with her husband when she says Trey threw a wad of cash at her. She adds, "I had to walk around a whole week with a black eye." She and her husband were there for Trey’s release party for his new album and had paid $700 to sit in the V.I.P. room with his crew. She says Trey became upset with her when she took a picture of him with her cell phone. She says, "He tried to delete the picture, but he didn't know how to use my phone, it was insulting that he just threw something. He was verbally disrespectful as well, he embarrassed me in front of everyone in the club." Trey hasn't commented.
ABC is developing a sitcom based on Justin Bieber's early life. It's a "family-centric comedy that revolves around a future pop star's unconventional upbringing and his awkward teenage years." If it comes together, it could be in the running to make ABC's schedule next fall. If it comes together, it could be in the running to make ABC's schedule next fall.
A stalker was arrested early Friday morning on Taylor Swift’s property in Nashville. The guy told police he was Taylor's boyfriend and was there to celebrate her birthday, which was Thursday. Taylor wasn't home at the time. And here's the real scary part: Jacob Kulke also said he was communicating with someone in the house through social media and that after his release, he planned to "continue to have contact" with them. That makes it a little scary knowing that he has no intention of leaving her alone.
Kelly Clarkson didn't beat around the bush on Saturday when she Tweeted, "I'M ENGAGED!!!!! I wanted y'all to know!! Happiest night of my life last night! I am so lucky and am with the greatest man ever." That man is Brandon Blackstock, the son of Kelly's manager Narvel Blackstock. Narvel is married to Reba McEntire.
Kat Von D and Deadmaus may have broken up last month, but it didn't last long. And they just got engaged on Twitter. Deadmaus Tweeted, "I can't wait for Christmas so Katherine Von Drachenberg, will you marry me?" He also posted a picture of an engagement ring with skulls on it, but said he was actually getting her a black one. Kat accepted, and Tweeted back, "Mi corazon!!! Thank you all for the lovely congratulations! Please excuse me while I go squeeze the hell out of my fiancé!" Then he Tweeted, "Holy f***ing s***. I'm engaged and stuff! Thanks for the well wishes and support from the horde and everyone else! Be right back while i spend the rest of my evening with my future wife."
Donald Faison from "Scrubs" married Jessica Simpson’s best friend Cacee Cobb over the weekend and Jessica was her Maid of Honor. She walked the aisle with "Scrubs" star Zach Braff. The wedding actually took place outside Zach's Los Angeles home on Saturday. And of course, all the attention in the media is on Jessica's form-fitting bridesmaid's dress, and whether or not she looked pregnant in it.
Jessica Simpson might go from bridesmaid directly to bride. Sources are claiming that she and fiancé Eric Johnson are heading to Hawaii on Friday, and they've invited, "a lot of their close friends and family" to join them. A source says, "Family members are speculating that they could be planning a surprise wedding."
Justin Bieber was the target of a murder plot. I wish this was the Big Fat Rumor of the Day, but it’s true. A prison inmate in New Mexico hired a hitman to kill Bieber and his bodyguard in November after his Madison Square Garden. Dana Martin, a New Mexico inmate who is serving life for the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl, actually hatched a plan to have Justin killed and mutilated. But he ended up foiling his own plan. Martin wanted the hitmen to strangle the victims with paisley ties, which is apparently Martin's thing, then cut off their genitalia with pruning shears. But Martin, who's obsessed with Bieber and even has a tattoo of him on his leg, must have gotten cold feet because he told the cops about the plot. And here's an interesting detail: Martin promised the two men $2,500 for each testicle they collected.
Lindsay Lohan’s probation was officially revoked yesterday. A January 15th hearing has been set to determine whether she'll go to jail. She could get hit with up to 245 days behind bars. Lindsay was not formally charged for lying to police about her car accident last June. That's expected to happen at the January 15th hearing.
Anne Hathaway discussed her little wardrobe malfunction on the "Today" show yesterday morning with Matt Lauer. She said, "It was devastating. They saw everything. I might as well have lifted up my skirt for them." She also said the photo was disappointing for two reasons, "I was very sad that we live in an age when someone takes a picture of someone in a vulnerable moment and rather than delete it and do the decent thing, sells it. And I'm sorry that we live in a culture that commodifies sexuality of unwilling participants, which brings us back to "Les Mis", because that's what my character is. She is someone who is forced to sell sex to benefit her child because she has nothing and there's no social safety net."
Forbes.com has put out a list of The Top-Earning Women in Music and Britney Spears came out on top. She made an estimated $58 million in their measurement period, which was between May of 2011 and May of 2012. Taylor Swift was a close second with $57 million. Here are the 10 Top along with the money they made from things like album and merchandise sales, licensing fees, publishing royalties, endorsements, and of course touring:
1.) Britney Spears, $58 million
2.) Taylor Swift, $57 million
3.) Rihanna, $53 million
4.) Lady Gaga, $52 million
5.) Katy Perry, $45 million
6.) Beyoncé, $40 million
7.) Adele, $35 million
8.) Sade, $33 million
9.) Madonna, $30 million
10.) Shakira, $20million
Nominations are being announced this morning for the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards, to be held January 13th in Beverly Hills and broadcast on NBC. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are set to cohost this year’s Globes. • DRAMA SERIES Breaking Bad Boardwalk Empire Downton Abbey Homeland The Newsroom
• DRAMA – ACTOR
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland
• DRAMA – ACTRESS
Connie Britton, Nashville
Glenn Close, Damages
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
• COMEDY OR MUSICAL SERIES The Big Bang Theory Episodes Girls Modern Family Smash
• COMEDY OR MUSICAL SERIES – ACTOR
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
• COMEDY OR MUSICAL SERIES – ACTRESS
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
• SERIES, TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES – SUPPORTING ACTOR
Max Greenfield, New Girl
Ed Harris, Game Change
Danny Huston, Magic City
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
• SERIES, TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES – SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Sarah Paulson, Game Change
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
• TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES Game Change The Girl Hatfields & McCoys The Hour Political Animals
• TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES – ACTOR
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Toby Jones, The Girl
Lindsay Lohan will be arraigned this morning for allegedly lying to police about her car accident this past June. It's also possible that her probation will be revoked, which could send her to jail for eight months. Lindsay isn't required to be at the hearing, and she's not expected there since she is currently living in New York. The probation issue is totally up to the judge, but sources say prosecutors are out for blood, and they're recommending Lindsay get the book thrown at her. She's charged with three crimes: Providing false information to a police officer, resisting a police officer and reckless driving.
AskMen.com has released its annual list of the 99 Most Desirable Women in the World. And this year's big winner is "Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence. The website says, "Overall, there's a sense that she's a little more authentic than other actors. She's fresh because we haven't seen her all over the gossip pages for the past three or four years." Jennifer was 47th last year. On the other end of the spectrum is Kim Kardashian, who dropped 90 places from #8 last year to #98 this year. The site says, "She is petering off and basically dropping off the list at this point even as she's become more visible." Scarlett Johansson also took a hard drop (from Ryan Reynolds, oh!!) from #7 to #45. Meanwhile, infidelity seems to have helped Kristen Stewart. She was 27th last year, this year she made it to #7. And thanks to "Homeland", Claire Danes made the list for the first time this year, she's 20th. Here are the Top Ten:
1.) Jennifer Lawrence
2.) Mila Kunis
3.) Kate Upton
5.) Emma Stone
6.) Miranda Kerr
7.) Kristen Stewart
8.) Model Jessica Gomes
9.) Jessica Pare from "Mad Men"
10.) Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke
Taylor Swift says her security team makes her study photos of her stalkers because sometimes you get a dude who kind of wants to steal you. She said, "I get told if there's been an attempt or a threat. My security text me a picture and say, 'Look out for this dude; he's driven across the country, he's off his meds,' or something like that." Taylor does know that it comes with the territory. She says, "It's the price you pay for getting to do what you love. You can let it take over your life and make you fearful all the time, or you can live your life in spite of it."
Nick Cannon admitted that not only do he and Mariah Carey get it on to her music, but when she's not around, he…uh, takes care of himself to it. His favorite song to listen to while playing five on one? "Hero" He said, "I don't, like, light candles and you know. It's like, sometimes you gotta be reminded of what's at home."
Matt Damon sat down with Jay Leno last night to talk about his new film Promiseland and told Jay that he’s got a method to staying humble. He just reads the comments sections on the internet. He reads what you and I write about him and that never lets his ego get too big. Click to 1:54 to hear those comments! It's priceless!
Fergie was on Ellen yesterday and Ellen DeGeneres told her she assumes most people are librarians during the day, but turn it up at night at home. However, Fergie must be opposite, right? She’s so sexy all the time, so she must be plain Jane at home with her husband Josh Duhmel. Fergie said that was not the case at the holidays. Click to 1:11 to see that part.
Demi Moore is single again. Her boyfriend, 26-year-old art dealer Vito Schnabel, has broken up with her because he didn't enjoy the spotlight. A source says, "Vito has worked very hard to be taken seriously in the art business, and doesn't want to be seen as somebody who dates celebrities. He hated having photographers follow him around after word got out about him and Demi." He was also upset that Demi flew down to Miami last week to party with him, because he was there for a big art event.
Hayden Panettiere and New York Jets star Scotty McKnight have called it quits on their relationship. They intend to remain friends and may still date. They started dating in May 2011. She previously dated Russian boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko, but they broke up because they rarely saw each other.
It sounds like Lea Michele wants to show off her boobs more. She tells "Marie Claire" magazine, "These babies are great. They are my prizewinners. They asked if they could come out, and I was like, 'All right, you guys.' They definitely rose to the occasion, so I'm going to continue to give them more opportunities." It's not clear when or where Lea will allow her boobs to take the spotlight. She's never actually shown them on film. But she has indeed gone topless onstage in play called "Spring Awakening."
Rihanna found out that Chris Brown had been partying with his ex girlfriend in Paris, France on Friday night. Chris was said to be having a blast with Karrueche Tran as she joined him after his concert in the city. Rihanna sent out a series of angry Tweets that seemingly were aimed at Chris. She said: 'Examine what you tolerate' and 'Goodbye muthaf*****' and 'You give, you get, then you give it the f*** back' and 'Claps for the basic b******.' Think she might be regretting getting the new Breezy ink from last week? However, the couple have already kissed and made up since she posted a picture on Twitter of herself lying in his arms. She captioned the picture: 'Damn....... I miss my n***a.' Now that's romantic.
Ice-T went off on his wife Coco on Twitter after some PHOTOS hit the Internet of her posing suggestively with an unknown rapper named AC.9. Ice said the pictures were disrespectful and in bad taste, and made him "look and feel like s***." Coco later apologized, saying, "Ice is right, the pics I took with this man were in poor taste and I disrespected my husband however the pics were the only thing that happened." I'd love to say they are innocent, but the part that gets me is that Coco and AC.9 are in THREE different outfits - this wasn't just a case of them "being silly" one night.
Beyonce is reteaming with Pepsi for a branding deal that will coincide with her performance during the Super Bowl halftime show. She will be paid $50 million! She has been in ads for Pepsi since 2002. Pepsi will sponsor a variety of creative projects and promote her 5th album.
Lindsay Lohan spent the latter half of last week running around with The Wanted. After attending the Philly concert on Wednesday, she did indeed travel with the band to Boston, where she and Max George checked into a hotel together. Then she was out clubbing with Max Friday night, after the band's performance at Madison Square Garden. Max isn't admitting they're a couple, but he did say that traveling with them kept Lindsay out of trouble for the week. "If we can stay out of trouble and keep her out of trouble this week, then we're obviously outstanding citizens of the community, and we've managed to do both, so I'm quite proud of that." There is a picture of them HERE if you want to check it out.
Ke$ha is at it again in the Big Fat Rumor of the Day! There is a very naughty picture that allegedly shows Ke$ha pleasuring a man with her mouth. We don't know that it's definitely her, and whatever she's got her mouth on is blurred, so we don't actually know what it is. If the photo is legit, this is Ke$ha's second pornographic picture scandal. X-rated shots of her were leaked back in 2010. It seems they were both leaked by a guy named DJ Stolen.
Wendy Williams says she's a Beyonce fan, but that didn't stop her from slamming her on her show Wednesday. It was pretty harsh. She basically said Beyoncé sounds dumb. Wendy was talking about Beyoncé's upcoming HBO documentary, and she said she's planning on watching it, but with the closed captioning on so she can understand what she's saying. Wendy said, "I am a Beyoncé fan. I'm going to be watching this documentary, because fortunately, one of the TVs in our kitchen has closed-captioning, so I'll be able to understand what she says. You know Beyoncé can't talk. Beyoncé sounds like she's got a fifth grade education. She can't talk. I just said I was a fan, but we have to call a spade a spade. Honestly. We really do have closed-captioning just for times like that." You can watch the clip HERE.
Rihanna has gotten yet another tattoo. I believe this makes about 20, that we know of! But we all know tattoos are more permanent that a marriage right? Ha ha, but she might as well have said “I do” when she got “Breezy” inked on her body. A source said,“She got it to symbolize her commitment to Chris Brown. Now the world knows they’re back together, they’re determined to make it work.”
Rick Ross has canceled two shows in North Carolina this weekend after getting online death threats. Rick has had an ongoing beef with a group called the Gangster Disciples. They're upset because he "dishonored" their leader in a rap lyric and they believe he's been using their gang symbols, including the Star of David, in a disrespectful way. It’s obviously starting to get to him.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his wife, Gisele Bundchen, welcomed their second child last night. The baby girl’s name is Vivian. She joins their 2 year-old son Benjamin. Brady will play Monday night when the Patriots host the Houston Texans.