Ann Curry announced yesterday that she’ll be stepping down as co-host of “Today”. She’s not leaving NBC, but she’ll be heading up a new department that focuses on international news. She thanked fans and viewers for their support, and apologized for being a “sob sister.” Matt Lauer responded to Ann’s big news. He said they’d still be working with each other and he thanked her for making the show better. Then he kissed her on the side of the head.
Is anyone surprised that Snoop Dogg was stopped on his way into Norway for bringing in weed? No. The rapper was stopped by a drug sniffing dog and hit with a fine for carrying 8 grams of marijuana. That fine for the pot was $827.00…but what IS surprising is that he was also fined for carrying too much cash! He was fined $8,600 for
exceeding the legal limit of how much money you can bring into the country. The whole incident made him five hours late to Oslo’s Hove Festival. When he finally got to the show five hours late, a reporter had the nerve to ask him what happened. And that’s when he snapped. He told the reporter to “shut the [eff] up.” He said the real reason he was late was that he had to go get some chicken wings and visit an old folk’s home.
Alec Baldwin is officially going back to Broadway when 30 Rock wraps up on NBC. He has been cast in the lay, “Orphans.” Baldwin first appeared on Broadway back in 1992 as Stanley Kowalski in a production of “A Streetcar named Desire.” The upcoming seventh season of “30 Rock” will be the show’s last. “Orphans” is about two orphaned brothers who kidnap a wealthy older man (Baldwin), who then becomes a father figure to them.
Bruce Springsteen will be honored as the 2013 MusiCares® Person of the Year on Friday, February 8th, 2013. Proceeds from the 23rd annual benefit gala dinner and concert that are held during Grammy Week, go to MusiCares which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical, and personal need. Springsteen is being honored as the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year in recognition of his extraordinary creative accomplishments as well as his significant charitable work, which has included an impressive range of philanthropic activities over the years.
Charlie Sheen says that when his show “Anger Management” wraps up, he’ll be retiring from acting. “There’s this whole ton of stuff to do that involves my children and the rest of my life that’s not about like worshiping fiction”, he said in a recent interview with Fox411. Charlie says he has learned a valuable lesson since his very public firing from his hit sitcom “Two-And-A-Half Men” last year. …”When you get traded, come back and kick ass!”
Being a father to two young girls has prompted Keith Urban to clean up his act in the language department. During a recent Australian radio interview, Keith said, “I don’t swear much. I’ve taken those words out of my vocabulary and having kids you have to have two sets of language!” Even though he’s cleaned up his vocabulary, Keith is still very expressive when it comes to showing his emotions. That’s a trait he shares with his two daughters and wife Nicole Kidman. Keith says, “I’d like to say they’re all very passionate, as am I. Sometimes I just cry at random stuff!” Keith is putting all those emotions into the recording of his new studio album in the coming months.
Miley Cyrus was at an awards show Wednesday night talking about why she loves a hard-working man so much. It’s because her dad always worked really hard. Billy Ray Cyrus has released twelve studio albums in the past twenty years, believe it or not. Along with performing live and acting on his daughter’s TV show
Chaz Bono will make a guest appearance as himself on the teen drama, “Degrassi: The Next Generation.” The episode will air in the fall, but came about after Bono met the “Degrassi” team at the Emmys in 2011. The role will feature Bono as a celebrity judge at a Degrassi Battle of the Bands contest. Chaz says the storyline sends the message to trans teens that they are not alone in their struggles.
What do you give Jay-Z for his first father’s day? If you’re Kanye West it’s a $34,000 skull covered in 24-karat gold and red topaz gemstones. The hand-finished gift from Lions & Sons features 1,680 star-cut red topaz gemstones lining the made-to-scale skull perched atop a curved spine that sits mounted on a black steel base. Since it was such an expensive gift, West hired a courier to escort the 18-inch-tall skull on a private jet for a hand-delivery to Jay.
‘Dancing With The Stars’ Pros Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are officially a couple. “There is nothing I don’t like (about him),” says Australian dancer Murgatroyd. “We get each other insanities,” said
Chmerkovskiy. The Ukrainian heartthrob, who danced with celebrity partner, actress Melissa Gilbert on the last season says he thinks Peta is genuine and that’s a great characteristic.
Lamar Odom has been traded to the Los Angeles Clippers, according to NBC Sports, so it looks like Khloe will soon be back in the bosoms of her family. The deal hasn’t technically been signed yet, but Lamar spent his first four years in the NBA as a Clipper when the team drafted him fourth overall in 1999. Even though he was traded away to Dallas, he left on a good note and it looks like they are happy to have him back.
Michael Phelps swam his signature event at the 2012 Olympic swimming trials Thursday night in Omaha, Nebraska - the 200 Butterfly. Last night Phelps posted a time of 1:53.65, which is good for the best time in the world for 2012. The
World Record, held by Phelps, is 1:51.51. Tyler Clary also qualified in the 200 Fly, finishing two seconds behind Phelps. This is the first event Clary has qualified in, so it’s his first trip to the Olympics.