It’s come out that the new “American Idol“, Phillip Phillips, had a series of eight operations during the course of the show. Phillips, who suffers with chronic kidney problems, had contemplated leaving the show several times. His proud dad, also named Phillip Phillips, says the viewers only got a glimpse of what his son can do and can’t wait for him to get back to feeling 100%. Phillip is expected to have a full recovery after an operation next week to reconstruct his kidneys. He says he’ll be back to himself in time for the Idols Live tour. Phillip Phillips was crowned as the new American Idol on Wednesday. And he revealed yesterday that he’s been battling serious kidney problems all season long. He also has a stint in his right kidney that makes it painful to walk.Will Smith reunited with DJ Jazzy Jeff the other night to perform at an after-party for the New York premiere of “Men in Black 3″. Will rapped the title track from the original movie.
Charlize Theron doesn’t think of herself as a single mom . . . because her two dogs are there to help her out. Charlize was on “Ellen” yesterday. She says her two dogs fell in love with the baby at first sight, and they want to help with all the feedings, diaper changes, and everything else. Her pit bull gets up in the middle of the night when the baby wakes up.
Jimmy talked about the L.A. City Council’s decision to ban plastic bags from grocery stores. He says now people’s dogs will have to relieve themselves directly into their purses.
Apple has two new ads out for the iPhone, featuring John Malkovich talking to Siri. And they’re actually pretty brilliant. Siri tells him what it takes to be happy in life. He’s sitting in a dark room listening to depressing opera music, talking to Siri as if she’s the only one who understands him. She says to be nice to people, avoid eating fat, read a good book now and then, get exercise and try to get along with everyone
Britney Spears was thrilled to be on the job on Thursday for her first day of judging on “The X Factor”. She tweeted her excitement so it was interesting and made some scratch their heads why she left her seat at the judges table before all the acts had finished their auditions. According to sources, she watched and commented on 10 acts, but left before the final four could perform. “X Factor” people said the singer was just taking a break.
Bill Clinton personally asked his Secret Service detail to introduce him to the 2 porn stars that he posed with Wednesday at a gala event in Monaco… at least that’s what the girls are saying. Tasha Reign and Brooklyn Lee claim they initially approached Bill to take a picture with him at the “Nights in Monaco” gala in Monte Carlo last night — but Bill’s Secret Service guard brushed them off. We’re told Bill then caught the girls out of the corner of his eye — and ordered the SS to bring the girls back and had his photo taken with him. According to the ladies, Bill was “really sweet.”
Elton John suffered a “serious respiratory infection” and was forced to spent a day in a Los Angeles hospital putting an end to his Las Vegas show. John became ill last weekend while performing his show, “The Million Dollar Piano,” at the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace. Doctors advised him to take antibiotics and to get some rest. He will miss the final four concerts scheduled at the Colosseum, abruptly ending the first of three years of performances scheduled at Caesars Palace. The singer and his band will leave Las Vegas for a summer tour in Europe, which kicks off June 1 in Germany.
Sharon Stone is getting sued by her former live-in housekeeper/nanny. The employee is charging wrongful termination, alleging that the actress fired her for accepting overtime pay. Erlinda T. Elemen also alleges Stone repeatedly made derogatory comments about her Filipino heritage and religious beliefs. The lawsuit alleges that when Stone discovered that her staff had paid Elemen’s overtime, she accused Elemen of stealing and asked for the money back. Stone’s publicist, Paul Bloch, says Elemen is simply a disgruntled former employee who first sought disability and worker’s compensation payments after she was fired about 15 months ago, and called the suit absurd.
Roy Horn from Siegfried & Roy is totally over the top angry that a video showing him sexually assaulting his caretakers is making its rounds around Hollywood. Roy, who is still in rehab after being mauled by one of his tigers in 2003, is threatening to sue if the tapes aren’t given to him. The video clearly shows inappropriate behavior including Roy forcibly kissing a caretaker, grabbing two penises, and tweaking nipples etc. The caretaker in question signed
confidentiality agreements with Roy before his employment, and those agreements prohibit the release of any kind of video recording.
Will.i.am may have his heart in the right place, but his head isn’t! When the musician arrived at a climate change debate recently, he showed a shocking lack of judgement. The 37-year-old Black Eyed Peas star arrived for the talk at
Oxford University in his large private helicopter. He even tweeted pictures of the ‘hip.hop.copter’ when he landed. According to the Daily Star, he then spent about an hour with Myles Allen - a leading climate expert - before hopping back into the craft and taking off. His trip from London was a total of 286 miles and used 71.5 gallons of fuel, ploughing three-quarters of a ton of CO2 into the atmosphere, which is the same as the average UK person produces in an entire
While it’s no surprise that “Big Bang Theory’s” Jim Parsons confirmed that he’s gay and has been in a relationship with a man for over ten years, what does come as a surprise is to realize he’s 39 years old! His character Sheldon Cooper looks like he’s still in college. iJohnny Galecki, who plays Sheldon’s roommate Leonard Hofstadter, worked on Roseanne 20 years ago and looks pretty much the same today as he did then. He also plays a postgrad, yet in real life he’s 37. There must be some kind of fountain of youth on set….if so, wish they’d bottle that stuff up and sell it to me…
No Doubt is getting back together for a special performance at the Teen Choice Awards on July 22nd. No Doubt last toured together in 2009. The band is currently working on their first studio album since 2001. The yet-untitled album is set for a Sept. 25, 2012 release. The first single is due out in July.
Tim McGraw will be saluting veterans in a big way while on tour this summer. The country music superstar is giving away 25 mortgage-free houses to wounded or needy service members. McGraw will kick off the tour with a Memorial Day concert for military members New York City during Fleet Week. Fans can watch a live stream of the show on YouTube and it also will be available to military bases around the world via The Pentagon Channel website. The “Brothers of the Sun” tour featuring Kenny Chesney, kicks off June 2nd in Tampa, Fla., and runs into August.