Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Gavin Degraw , Matha Navratlove and Gladys Knight are among those who will compete for the Mirror Ball trophy beginning nest month , co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burks revealed om "Good Morning Americe."
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They join Sherri Shepherd , Jack Wagner and Millissa Gilbert , whom will also waltz their way into the ballroom .
Also revealed were the pro dancer pairing .
Full list of contestants and dancers:
Jack Wagner (actor) and Anna Trebunskaya
Melissa Gilbert (actress) and Maksim Chmerkovskly
Donald Driver (football player) and Peta Murgatroyd
William Levy (soap star) and Cheryl Burke
Sherri Shepherd (TV host) and Val Chinerkoveky
Katherine Jenkins (singer) and Mark Ballas
Gavin Degrew (singer) and Karina Smirnoff
Martha Navratlova (tennis player) and Tony Dovolani
Roshon Fegan (actor) and Chelsea Hightower
Marla Menounos (TV host) and Derek Hough
Jeleel White (actor) and Kym Johnson
Gladys Knight (singer) and Tristan MacManus
The new season premieres March 19 ... who will you be rooting for .
Friday, February 24, 2012
Dr. Conrad Murray was just shot down by a judge, denying him bail while he appeals his manslaughter conviction in the death of Michael Jackson.
During today's hearing, Judge Michael Pastor found Murray is still a flight risk because he does not have significant property or family ties here in Los Angeles.
Judge Pastor also believes Murray is a danger to society -- citing the NBC documentary, in which Murray fails to show any remorse for MJ's death.
Pastor said "it scares me" that Murray believes it's okay to use Propofol in a home setting -- and insists he could pose a danger to the safety of other people if he were released.
Murray had previously filed a motion asking for bail so he could spend time with his family while he awaits the outcome of his appeal.
Murray is hoping to overturn his manslaughter conviction on grounds he never had a chance to prove Michael killed himself due to stress ... among other reasons.
Murray's appellate attorney Valerie Wass says she believes Murray is a "scapegoat," who's being blamed for Michael's death because there's no one else to target.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Aretha Franklin angrily denies reports that she was barred from attending Whitney Houston's funeral because of comments she made about parenting last Friday on NBC's Today show .
The 'Queen of Soul,' 69, did not atten Saturday's funeral , citing leg spasms / But some reports said Houston's mother Cissy told her not to attend , after Franklin said on the 'Today' show that "parents have to relly talk to their children before they leave home .
In a statement Wednesday , Franklin said she was speaking generally , not about the Houstons , and that NB C cut a line where she said , "This is no reflection on Cissy or Nippy's (Whitney) upbringing ." Sne then slammed media reports of a rift between her and Cissy .
Extra TV and the New York Post" should stop the BULLSH*T ," Franklin said ina statement , "Cissy Houston and I have been longtime friends for almost 50 years . I have four invitations and parking passes that were sent to me for the funeral ." Those outlets , she added , " are more interested in sensationalism and negative speculations than the truth.
Franklin added ; "Cissy does not need ridiculious speculation and neither do I ... particularly at this time .... knowing Cissy as well as I do , I know Whitney left home right and properly , I was generalizing and it was a well-intended statement of any young adult coming into the music industry . I was not speaking of anyone specifically .
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
He's now in critical condition at an Ohio hosiptal .
In a 911 call , v on Bargen tells the operator , "I've shot myself in the temple I need help ."
Stay tuned ... updates as they become available .
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
In case you haven't heard ... Lindsay just inked a deal with 'Lifetime' to play Liz Taylor in the network new made for TV biopic called , "Liz and Dick ." Production is scheduled to kick off late March , after Lindsay's probation is terminated .
Lindsay is telling friends , she's taking her new gig extremely seriously ... obsessing over getting the part right ," for the film .
According to sources , Lindsay is doing nothing but watching old Liz Taylor movies to help her recreate the Hollywood icon's posture , speech and many other little details .
A close source said , Lindsay has also been watching old Liz interviews online and reading a bunch of Liz biographies .
Lifetime is taking a hard stance with Lindsay too ... demanding she complete 'ALL' her probation .Requirements , before filming begins ... which Lindsay has promise to do .
Just a thought : Whatever happen to Lindsay playing the role of Victoris Gotti ? This a wait and see ... with Lindsay a lot of thinge can happen ... remember all Lindsay's promise . ...A Liz Taylor she is not , young or old , Liz had class . HeHe
Monday, February 20, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Sources close to the New Edition singer says, Bobby wants to be there for Bobbi Kristina , but does not want to make the situation more stressful for her than it already is .
Sources say Bobby was very upset with how he was treated at Whitney's furenal Saturday and feels her family should be more considerate to him as his family was to Whitney when Bobby's mother passed away last year .
According to the source , Bobby won't bring lawyers into the situation and , as another source said , he feels , "this sort of thing you let the higher power handle .
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Bobby Brown is about to make a money grab by leeching onto his daughter , the sole heir to Whitney Houston's fortune ... at least that's what Whitney's mom and other family memebers think .
Family sources tell TMZ ... Cissy Houston is aggressively trying to block Bobby from getting close to 18-year-old Bobbi Kristina , fearing it's just a ploy to line his pockets .
The family is convinced ... Bobby is broke , and he's making a ploy for his daughter's affection to latch on to what could be an estate worth around #20 million , and that figure could double by the end of the year .
As Tmz reported earlier this week ... Bobby tried to see his daughter but the family shut him down .
Friends of the Houston Family have already contacted Bobby and warned him he is 'persona no grata' at Whitney's funeral and in Bobbi Kristina's life.
Their is a lot of bad blood between Whitney's family and Bobby Brown ... Because they believe he was the driving negative force in her life that led her down the substance abuse path . They also believe he's largely responsible for Bobbi Kristina's drug and alcohol struggles .
As for Bobby Brown ... people in his camp tells TMZ ... he's well aware of the family animosity toward him and he wants to bury the hatchet for the sake of his daughter .
HA ! All well and good ... but can we believe Bobby Brown from his past experiences with Whitney ...remember the book he wrote ???
Brown is booked to perform with the guys from New Edition at the Mohegan Sun Indian Casino at 8pm EST on Saturday night .
Whitney's funeral is schedule to begin at noon EST in Newark , NJ . It's unclear if Bobby plans to attend the funeral .
It's kind of like bookends , because hours after Whitney died ... Bobby performed on-stage with his guys in Mississippi .
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
A hotel reservations agent tell TMZ , room 434 is officially back in rotation ... and someone is staying in it right now .
According to the rep , the room has become a prize for the MACABRE-OBSESSED ... the agents says they are getting flooded with requests for the death room .
But don't count on getting in there soon ... it's said the room that rents for no less than $375 / night is booked for the "foreseeable future." The rep would give the next available date .
[UPDATE] The Beverly Hilton's publicist is now saying Whitney's room is not available yet ... which is a different story than a reservation agent and the Executive assistant to the manager said . They both said the room is being rented out and is currently occupied .
The photo was taken moments after police and EMTs removed Whitney's body from the bathroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel .
The Photo shows the tub still filled with water . There's a gravy dish at the bottom of the tub , which Whitney typically filled with olive oil to keep her skin soft.
Notice the two circular objects ... they're hair ties .
And there's a towel at the bottom of the tub ... possibly worn by Whitney to keep her hair dry while she was bathing .
Sunday, February 12, 2012
The film will include the final songs ever recorded by Houston , reports Billboard.
"Like all those who knew and loved her , we are shocked and saddened and the world has lost an incomparable talent ," read a statement from Sony Pictures , the studio behind the project .
A remake of a 1976 movie , Sparkle stars Jordin Sparks as one of the three singing sisters who try to achieve stardom despite travels such as drug addiction .
Houston plays the girls' mother .
Howard Roseman , one of the producers , said on Saturday that he had just watched a rough cut of the movie , and that Houston "was unbelievably fantastic in it ."
She previously starred in the 'Bodyguard , Waiting to Exhale and The Preacher's Wife ."
The movie is set for release in August .
Saturday, February 11, 2012
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Friday, February 10, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Having a friend with you always makes things a little easier.
Just ask Arnold Schwarzenegger .
The actor-turned-politician-turn-actor seemed positively delighted to run into pal Slyvester Stallone while both were hosipitized for procedures .
Schwarzenegger even posted a photo on his WhoSay account Wednesday showing the pair smiling and chatting whilr shirtless and laying in their hosiptal beds .
Stallone can be seen with an IV in his hand , while Schwarzenegger has his right arm in a sling .
"After all the action, stunts and physical abuse shooting 'The Expandables 2' and 'The Last Stand', it was time for a little tuneup on my shoulder ," Schwarzenegger explained in the photo caption .
He added , "Look who was coincidentally waiting in line behind me for his shoulder surgery . Now we're ready for another round of great times and action when we shoot "The Tomb."
The PICs with both of you a speedy recovery !
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
Friday, February 3, 2012
Thursday, February 2, 2012
There's a new trailer for 'Hunger Games' which hits Theathers in March.
The teaser was posted on Thursday to mark 50 years until the premiere .
Stars Jeffifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson are prominently featured as are supportly player like Stanley Tucci and Elizabeth Banks .
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The President's talents comes at no surprised to Mrs. Obama .
"He does have a beautiful voice . He sings to me all the time ," she told Leno, mentioning that the President favors Al Green , Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.
Her daughters are less impressed.
"Anything we do is highly embarrassing," explains the First Lady .