The women of “The View” let the cat out of the bag saying that Northstar, an openly gay member of the X-Men, will propose to his boyfriend, Kyle in Astonishing X-Men No. 50, which hits stands today. In the meantime, DC Comics says they plan to reintroduce an existing character who was previously straight and now will be “one of our most prominent gay characters.” Courtney Simmons of DC tells ABC News that the gay character story line will happen in June.
The winning team was announced on “Dancing with the Stars” last night. It came down to Katherine Jenkins and Donald Driver, and Donald was named the winner. Donald’s partner was Peta Murgatroyd. Katherine’s partner was Mark Ballas.
Will Smith was on “Letterman” last night, and he talked about slapping the reporter who tried to kiss him. Will said the reporter told him he was a huge fan, and he wanted a hug. So when Will went in to hug him, the guy tried to kiss him, and it was “just awkward.”
Donald Trump posted a video to his YouTube page, where he talked about how proud he was of Will Smith for smacking the guy who tried to kiss him on the lips. He also took a shot at Sacha Baron Cohen in the process. Trump said Will is a “really great guy,” and he loved how he “smacked” the “wise guy” who tried to kiss him. Then he called Sacha Baron Cohen a “wacko” who has “no talent whatsoever,” and someone needs to “whack him” so he’ll stop.
The final round of competition on “American Idol” was last night. Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez are the only singers left, and the winner will be chosen today. Phillip performed his first single “Home”. He got a standing ovation, and the judges all loved it. Randy loved the performance and the production, J-Lo said it didn’t sound like anyone else she had heard, and Steven said Phillip was perfect. Jessica Sanchez doing her first single “I Wanna Change Nothing”. The judges thought she did well, but they didn’t think the song was right for her first single.
Brad Pitt talked about his and Angelina’s wedding plans yesterday on “Access Hollywood”. He said they don’t have a date yet. They’re still waiting for gay marriage to be legal in all 50 states.
Cannes isn’t just home to the glamorous, glitzy film festival — it’s the spot where two-time Oscar winner Sean Penn recently hosted a different kind of celebrity bash. He threw his “Carnival in Cannes” benefit to raise funds for relief in Haiti, which is still trying to recover from a massive earthquake two years ago. For Penn, Haiti is a special place. The job isn’t done,” he told Today’s Ann Curry about efforts to repair the nation. “The job of the international community isn’t done.” That said, he added, “It’s kind of a magic moment. It’s an exciting time to be working in Haiti.” Curry asked Penn about his demanding nature, particularly when working with helpers in Haiti, and he was unrepentant: “Most of the people I’m angry at are usually international volunteers who are coming over to stamp themselves with a do-gooder label. … I don’t control my temper well, I guess.”
Jimmy Kimmel talked about the death of Eugene Polley, the inventor of the TV remote. He joked Eugene is also the “father of Type 2 diabetes.”
Bristol Palin’s new reality TV show will debut on June 19th on the Lifetime Channel. The network will air two episodes of “Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp” each Tuesday night, which follows Bristol’s life as a single mom having to deal with the media who scrutinizes her just because she’s the daughter of former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Taylor Swift sent flowers and called with condolences to the family of a marine killed in action on May 11th in Afghanistan. The country singer reached out to the family of Sgt. Wade Wilson after his best friend Cpl Josh Marreel posted a YouTube video asking Swift to think of Wilson, who was a huge fan of her music. “Anybody that knew Willy knew that he worshiped you. He even slept with a poster of you in between our beds in Afghanistan.” Swift also plans to wear his dog tags in her next video to honor the life of the fallen marine. The note with the flowers contained the message, “Wade, thank you for loving my music. I won’t forget it. And I will never forget you. All my love, Taylor Swift.”
Dog “The Bounty Hunter” Chapman will have more time on his hands these days to catch criminals, because his show on A&E is being canceled. While the sides have been negotiating, the network just decided to pull the plug and not proceed with a 9th season. According to sources, the cancellation was based on “creative differences.”
“Hunger Games” star Josh Hutcherson just bought Heath Ledger’s three million dollar home in the Hollywood Hills. The actor paid nearly $3 million for the 1,861 square foot 2 bed, 2 bath home called, “The Tree House” because it is densely surrounded by so many trees and bushes. Ledger had bought the house from Ellen DeGeneres in 2005.
Melissa Etheridge has settled her 2 year war with her former partner, Tammy Lynn Michaels. The agreement came about as part of a court ordered mediation and covers both partner and child support. Tammy had been receiving a total of $23,000 a month from Melissa, but claimed she was barely scraping by and that Melissa could afford to pay more since she was earning about $178,000 a month. While the exact numbers are not available, it is expected that Tammy will see an increase in her monthly payments. Melissa and Tammy will share joint custody of their five year old twins Johnnie Rose and Miller Steven.
Corey Feldman has had to get a restraining order against a woman who lives in his house! Corey allowed a friend, Jennifer Herbert, to live in his house, but then the 6 foot, 300 pound woman threatened to hurt him, trash-talked him in front of house guests, and asked his kid “adult questions.” Because she is paying rent, he can’t just toss her out, so he had to seek a restraining order that keeps her at least 6 feet away from him at any time. When she was seen violating the order, Corey’s body guard made a citizen’s arrest. She was taken into custody and then released. She picked up her things and left the house.
Singer Donna Summer will be laid to rest today at a private ceremony at a church in Nashville. The funeral will be attended by 1,000 people by invitation only. The strict guest list consists of close friends and family members. Reports say people are flying in from all over the country.
Chris Brown has had to call off his rabid fans after they sent death threats to Chrissy Teigen for making a mild comment about Chris Brown lip-syncing on the Billboard Awards. Teigen, who is engaged to singer John Legend, received hundreds of messages saying people were going to beat her or stab her…so much so that Brown had to take to his twitter account to cool down his Team Breezy fans saying they were turning “haters into victims”. After Brown defenders started in on Legend, he tweeted, “Every artist has to be ok with the fact that some people won’t like their work. All critics aren’t ‘haters,’” Legend continued, aiming that last bit at Brown. “And don’t ever tell me to put my ‘bitch on a leash’. She’s a grown woman with her own mind and her own opinions and this is not 1950.”
Kelly Clarkson says she’s happy and that has caused chaos with her creativity. She says she’s been trying to write tough songs, but they all come out butterflies an rainbows. Clarkson, 30, has been dating Nashville-based talent manager Brandon Blackstock, 35, since late 2011. Clarkson’s next single off her fifth album, Stronger, will be “Darkside” but she doesn’t feel that way. “People are going to be, like, ‘What the hell happened to you,’ ” she said of her recent writing sessions. “It has been really difficult. I love it. It’s an awesome problem to have.”
Scotty has finally been beamed up. The ashes of the actor James Doohan, who played Scotty on the 1960s television series “Star Trek,” were launched to space Tuesday morning on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The rocket carried cargo bound for the International Space Station. It also carried a payload of remains from 308 people, including Doohan and Mercury program astronaut Gordon Cooper. The ashes were carried on the rocket’s second stage which separated from the capsule nine minutes and 49 seconds into the flight, and is now orbiting on its own above Earth. It will mostly likely orbit for a year, then fall to earth and burn up during re-entry. Celestis charges $2,995 to launch 1 gram of a person’s ashes to Earth orbit. Deep space launches to the solar system start at $12,500, while suborbital flights that return to Earth begin at $995.