Neil Armstrong died on Saturday, from complications resulting from heart surgery. He was 82 years old. On July 20th, 1969 he became the first human being to walk on the moon.
In an interview on the BBC in 1970, Neil Armstrong described what the sky and the Earth looked like from the Moon. He said the sky is a “deep black,” and he could only see the Earth and the Sun from the Moon. He said he wasn’t able to see any other planets even though it could be possible. He also said the Earth was “blue” and “covered with white lace.”
Snookie has delivered her spicy meatball! Nicole Polizzi gave birth to a boy on Sunday. The couple named their 6 pound son, Lorenzo Dominic LaValle. It’s the first child for Snooki and her fiancé, Jionni LaValle.Following the delivery, Snooki headed to Twitter to share the good news with fans: “I am SO IN LOVE with my son Lorenzo Dominic ! I had my little man last night, healthy at 6lbs! HE’S MY WORLD!”
Word is that Katy Perry turned down $20 million dollars to become a judge on “American Idol”. That money beats already-signed judge Mariah Carey’s deal by $2 million. Apparently, Perry couldn’t clear her schedule enough to make it happen…not even for $20 million. Keith Urban is a new name that has joined the judges frey to join Carey at the table.
No surprise here: Prince Harry appears to be single again. Sources say Harry’s girlfriend Cressida Bonas was humiliated by the pictures of his nude carousing with other women in Vegas, so she dumped him. Sources also say Harry got cussed out both by his dad, Prince Charles, and his grandmother Queen Elizabeth.
Prince Harry, whose naked body has been plastered all over the world on tabloid front pages, will get a “dressing down” by his commanding officer and will be asked to donate two weeks of his wages to charity. The UK’s Gen Sir David Richards, the Chief of the Defence Staff, has been involved in deciding how to deal with the embarrassment of the Army’s highest-profile officer cavorting with a naked girl during a game of “strip billiards”. The prince, 27, is an Apache helicopter pilot. He is known in the Army as Capt Harry Wales.
Kelsey Grammer was also on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” last night. And he had a LOT to say. Here’s Kelsey on his ex-wife Camille, star of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”. They divorced two years ago, and he still refuses to say her name. But he admits he stayed with her because he owed it to her to make her famous.
Kelsey talked to Oprah about the brutal murder of his sister Karen back in 1975. He said he might be able to forgive the men who did it, if they admitted it and were truly sorry. Karen was 18 when it happened. Three men tried to rob a restaurant where she worked. They didn’t get any money, but they kidnapped Karen because they thought she could identify them. They raped her for hours and then stabbed her to death.
Oprah asked Kelsey whether he was hurt when his career took a dive after “Frasier”. But it sounded like she was talking about herself. She said when you’ve been accustomed to enormous success, your ego can’t help but be affected if a new project doesn’t succeed the same way.
We’ll probably never know the REAL details of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ divorce settlement. But that’s not going to stop the tabloids from speculating and printing poorly-vetted rumors. Here’s the first Sources say Katie got NOTHING from Tom because there was an iron-clad prenup in place. But she does receive $400,000 a year in child support for their daughter Suri. That’s about $33,333 a month. He’ll be paying it for the next 12 years, until Suri is 18. That’s a total of $4.8 million. Katie probably could have gotten more if she went to court, but apparently this was never about money. Both parties just wanted to settle up as quickly as possible.
Ann Romney’s speech before the Republican National Convention has been moved to Tuesday, so it can be televised in primetime on ABC, NBC and CBS. It had originally been scheduled for Monday, but the broadcast networks decided not to broadcast the convention on Monday. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will speak instead.
Journey will play for a campaign event for Mitt Romney. The band, who says it’s just another gig for them and not an endorsement, says they are gonna make $500,000 for the 90 minute show during the Republican National Convention on Thursday.
Thursday night’s premiere of Game Show Network’s “The American Bible Challenge” delivered the network the highest viewership in its 17-year history. Hosted by Jeff Foxworthy, the show that pits contestants against each other in their knowledge of the Bible, brought in 1.7 million total viewers. The teams compete for money to help support their respective faith communities and charities like the American Cancer Society. The previous record was 1.2 million viewers for the 2003 documentary, “Big Bucks: The Press Your Luck Scandal”.
Another cable show that appears to be a hit with audiences this summer, is “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”. The show delivered TLC 2.3 million viewers, a season high. TLC is billing them “America’s Favorite Family”…
Denise Richards is headed to 90210 for a guest appearance as Gwen in the drama’s 100th episode, airing Nov. 26th. She plays a sexy West Beverly High School Alum turned wealthy socialite, and is the head of a very exclusive women’s club filled with powerful women. There is nothing Naomi wouldn’t do to become a member of this club, until she realizes it’s really a grown up version of a “Mean Girls” clique from high school.
Singer-songwriter Tom Waits will make a guest appearance on The Simpsons‘ 24th season. He’ll be playing himself as someone who helps introduce Homer to a community of survivalists. This season’s premiere of The Simpsons will feature five of Bart’s former girlfriends, who are voiced by Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Zooey Deschanel, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Sarah Silverman.
“Family Guy” will return September 30th with a number of guest stars also slated to appear. On Valentine’s Day, Brian’s past girlfriends will return en masse which means there will be the familiar voices of Drew Barrymore (as Jillian), Jessica Biel (Brooke), Nicole Sullivan (Tina), Cheryl Tiegs (Cheryl Tiegs), Jessica Stroup (Denise), Julie Hagerty (Carol), Kat Foster (Carolyn), and Nana Visitor (Rita). Other celebrity guests this season include Sofia Vergara, Ryan Reynolds, Johnny Depp, Elizabeth Banks, and Kellan Lutz.
Police in Frisco, TX found a smashed up truck belonging to Randy Travis early Saturday morning. The singer’s lawyer says Travis hasn’t been in that vehicle for months. The truck, laying on its side, was found in a field, one day after Travis was cited for assault outside a church in Plano.
TOP OF THE BOX
August 24-26, 2012
1. “The Expendables 2,” $13.5 million
2. “The Bourne Legacy,” $9.3 million
3. “ParaNorman,” $8.5 million
4. “The Campaign,” $7.4 million
5. “The Dark Knight Rises,” $7.2 million
6. “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” $7.1 million
7. “Premium Rush,” $6.3 million
8. “2016: Obama’s America,” $6.2 million
9. “Hope Springs,” $6 million
10 “Hit & Run,” $4.7 million