There is very little Hollywood news today because every celebrity on earth was in Washington D.C. for the inaugural festivities…
The inaugural festivities went pretty much all day yesterday and some of the showbiz highlights were Beyonce singing the national anthem.
James Taylor sang “America the Beautiful” at the swearing-in ceremony.
Stephen Colbert made fun of Obama for having James Taylor at the inauguration celebration yesterday. He said it shows how far we’ve come as a nation that a black guy listens to James Taylor.
Sheryl Crow dated Lance Armstrong from 2003 to 2006. They were even engaged before they broke up. Have you ever wondered whether Sheryl knew what was propelling Lance to all those Tour de France wins? Well, there are new reports that Sheryl DID know Lance was doping. That’s according to one of Lance’s former teammates. Both of them mentioned Sheryl in affidavits they submitted to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. In those documents they claim that some years back, Lance called Frankie to his hotel room to ask him for a favor. He wanted his wife to sign a statement retracting her earlier claim that Lance had admitted to a doctor that he was doping. And they both say that Sheryl was IN THE ROOM when the conversation went down. Lance didn’t mention Sheryl during his interview with Oprah Winfrey last week
Sheryl Crow finally decided to talk about Lance Armstrong’s doping confession. And she pretty much said a whole lot of nothing on it. She tossed off a big string of cliches that basically came down to it’s cool to tell the truth.
The Manly Library in Sydney, Australia, is moving all of its books about Lance Armstrong to where they belong …in the fiction section. “All nonfiction Lance Armstrong titles, including ‘Lance Armstrong: Images Of A Champion,’ ‘The Lance Armstrong Performance Program’ and ‘Lance Armstrong: World’s Greatest Champion,’ will soon be moved to the fiction section,” a sign announced over the weekend. For years he lied about taking the drugs but has since been stripped of all his titles for cheating and banned from the sport. It will be interesting to see if other libraries follow suit.
Taylor Swift has allegedly dated 13 guys over the past four years and some of them have been immortalized in song. Unfortunately, what seemed to be charming at first, is becoming a source of jokes and Taylor is getting really tired of it. ”She laughed it off, but the jokes made about her at the Golden Globes got under her skin” says RadarOnline. (Tina Fey had told her to keep her hands off of Mr. Golden Globe, Sam Fox, son of Michael J. Fox.) According to RadarOnline’s source, the negative attention may end up having a positive outcome. “She really wants to make an effort to slow down and not jump from boyfriend to boyfriend,” said the pal.
Britney Spears has given her $90K engagement ring back to her ex-fiance, Jason Trawick. Jason didn’t ask for the pricey bauble back but Britney returned it all on her own. Besides, if her Vegas deal comes through, she can buy a ring like that any time she wants.
Former Miss Alabama Katherine Webb, the object of football announcer Brent Mussburgers’ attention last week is planning to move to New York to pursue a full time modeling career. Webb says that she was also offered a spot in the upcoming season of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” but did not say whether she would participate. The beauty queen is capitalizing on her 15 minutes of fame: She recently scored a gig on “Inside Edition” to provide on-air reports from the Super Bowl. Previously, Webb worked as a training director at a Georgia Chick-fil-A.
Conan O’Brien talked about NFL coaches, and brothers, Jim and John Harbaugh, going up against each other at the Super Bowl. He said their father told them that no matter what happens, he’ll only be disappointed in one of them.
Dick Clark will be honored by one of his most bitter rivals, music’s Grammy Awards. Clark, who died of a heart attack last year in April, will receive a special tribute during next month’s Grammy telecast. Clark, creator of “The American Music Awards,” had a long standing rivalry with the Grammys. In 2001, he filed a $10 million lawsuit against the academy, claiming producers “blacklisted” performers who appeared on his show, which he invented in 1973 for ABC when the Grammys jumped to another network. Clark’s widow, Kari, has accepted an invitation to attend the ceremony, which will be broadcast Feb. 10th on CBS.
“American Idol” season eight finalist Danny Gokey and his wife Leyicet welcomed their first child, son Daniel Emanuel Gokey, on Sunday, January 20th. The baby weighed 8 lbs. 11 ounces. This is the second marriage for Gokey, who tragically lost his first wife Sophia in 2008 after a routine surgery for congenital heart disease. Gokey now runs the Sophia’s Heart Foundation, which helps homeless families, in her honor.
The bass player for the Gin Blossoms passed out on stage during a concert in New York over the long holiday weekend. In the middle of their hit, “Hey Jealousy” bassist Bill Leen fell backwards and crashed to the floor. He regained consciousness moments later and refused medical attention. A rep for the band says Bill’s condition was caused by “exhaustion from being on the road.”
Bruce Willis is coming back for Robert Rodriguez’s “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.” Willis’ character Hartigan died in the first “Sin City” film, but since this new movie is largely a prequel, there is room for Willis. Willis isn’t the only “Sin City” cast member who will return in “A Dame to Kill For.” Mickey Rourke, Jaime King, Rosario Dawson and Jessica Alba have all confirmed that they’ll be back for more of the stylized comic book world. “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” is due out in 3D on October 4th.
Charlotte Rae, best known for playing Edna Garrett on “Diff’rent Strokes” and “The Facts of Life,”has written a memoir called “The Facts of My Life and is currently looking for a publisher. The book describes how she discovered her husband of 25 years, composer John Strauss, was gay and had been unfaithful. The couple married in 1950, had two kids and divorced in 1975 after Strauss came out to her. This made Rae feel unlovable. She also writes about her acting career.
Police raced to Chris Brown’s Hollywood Hills home Monday afternoon after someone called 911 and reported a domestic incident involving a gun, but its all a prank. The caller claimed a mother and father were in a fight and the father went to another room in the house to get a gun. At that point the caller hung up, never mentioning it was Chris Brown’s house. When police arrived there was no evidence of a gunman or for that matter any dispute. Chris was NOT home at the time.