The nominees for the 2014 "People's Choice Awards" were released yesterday and "Glee" leads the way with eight nominations. Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake follow with five nominations apiece. Sandra Bullock also scored five and is nominated twice in the Favorite Movie Duo category: Once with George Clooney for "Gravity", and once with Melissa McCarthy for "The Heat." Voting is open now for all 58 categories. Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs from "2 Broke Girls" will host the ceremony, which will air live on CBS on January 8th.
Brandon T. Jackson, who played rapper Alpa Chino in "Tropic Thunder" and played Grover in the "Percy Jackson" movies, was kicked off a United Airways flight when it landed in Phoenix on Monday. Not surprisingly, Brandon and the airline don't exactly agree on what led to his expulsion. The airline says Brandon was drunk and belligerent, and the whole thing started because he was playing his music too loud and refused to turn it down. But he claims the flight attendant started it by saying, "I don't care if you're Obama's son, get in your seat" and even called him the N-word.
M.I.A.'s fourth album, Matangi, is out today. The title, she explains, derives from her birth name, Mathangi Arulpragasam. She's in the middle of getting sued by the NFL for flashing the middle finger at the camera during a half-time performance on stage with Madonna. In a recent interview, she was asked what the middle finger means to her. Here's how she explained it: "Well, in America you have gang signs, and people throw up initials and stuff like that. Well, 5,000 years ago, there was thing called a mudra, which is your sitting position when you do yoga or you're meditating or praying or whatever. And you have different ones based on what you're meditating over. The middle finger is specifically named Matangi — the Matangi mudra." But then she laughed about it. Hmmm...HERE is the interview if you want to listen to it - the finger business comes in around 5:38.
Future has released a track about space called "Real and True", which features Miley Cyrus. If you've seen some leaked pictures, then perhaps you're excited about the video, which is due out Sunday.