Barbara Walters is having a rough time these days. Last week she went to the hospital after falling down some stairs at a party. Now she’s back there with chicken pox, of all things. They talked about it on “The View” yesterday. She’s 83 now, but she’s never had it before. They say it’s extremely rare to find someone who gets it after the age of 60.
Chicken Pox can be extremely dangerous and it leaves the victim with an increased risk of complications including pneumonia, brain inflammation, and bacterial skin infections. Just like kids with chicken pox, adults are contagious from two days before they have a rash until the rash has fully scabbed over, which can take a week or longer.
Oprah interviewed Whitney Houston’s mother Cissy and brother Michael last night. Cissy talked about when she found out that Whitney was dead. She was alone, and got a phone call from her son. He was crying and couldn’t get it out, so she asked him if Whitney was dead. When he said yes, she stopped remembering after that.
Whitney’s brother Michael took credit for getting Whitney into drugs, long before Bobby Brown showed up. He said she was already famous. They were on the road together, and he was doing drugs, and he got her started because they did everything together.
Taye Diggs returned home Sunday night after the Screen Actors Guild Award show to discover a burglar in his garage. According to reports, the intruder tried to run away but Diggs gave chase and pinned the guy down and detained him until police arrived. The culprit, identified as Hassan Juma, was taken into custody and charged with burglary.
The cracks are starting to show on young Mr. Bieber. The heart throb disappointed over 1,000 fans from local Miami charity groups after he failed to show up to shoot a segment for his upcoming concert film. It was said that Justin’s people made the fans feel like cattle and told them the singer had just been up too late last night and felt sick even though reports have him riding a motorcycle around the venue grounds. To top it off, the Biebs didn’t take the stage at Miami’s American Airlines Arena until more than three hours after the opening act started. Now his fans are waiting for an apology. And evidently the newly single Bieber is having a good time and being a little rude. A photo taken in Miami shows Justin kissing a female fan on the cheek, but then grabbing a handful of boob! While the young girl in question doesn’t seem to mind, it wasn’t very classy.
Miley Cyrus continues to try to destroy the roots that made her famous. The singer/actress appears in the issue of Cosmo posing topless, dropping the F bomb and bitching about Disney. In the cover shot, Miley poses in all white, wearing a pantsuit that’s missing the blouse. She holds the blazer just enough to avoid full exposure. Inside she complains that Disney held her back from being creative while she was under contract for Hannah Montana because they wanted her to promote the show along with her music. The March issue of Cosmo hits newsstands February 5th.
Kris Jenner, mom to the Kardashian clan, is officially adding daytime talk show host to her resume. Fox and Twentieth Television on Monday announced the new daily one-hour talk show starring Jenner. The program will get a limited run in Los Angeles and New York and if it does well there, the program will be included in the lineup for all Fox stations. As if you couldn’t guess, the program will be pop culture driven and will feature celebrity guests, fashion and beauty trends. Jenner will also serve as executive producer…which means she’s paying for it herself.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson won his 8th WWE Championship Sunday night after he defeated his opponent, CM Punk. It’s the first since he left wrestling in 2003. His title win is meant to set up a return match between the two on April 7th. “Wrestlemania” will he held at MetLife statium in East Rutherford, New Jersey,before an estimated crowd of 90,000.
We talked about the Chris Brown/Frank Ocean brawl Monday but now more details are coming out and witnesses say it was Chris who lost his cool in the parking lot of the famous Westlake Recording Studios in L.A. Sunday when Frank refused to shake his hand. The fight moved to the lobby of the studio and sources say the brawl demolished the place, breaking almost everything in the room. Brown fled the scene when the receptionist called 911.
Jimmy Fallon talked last night about the monkey that Iran just sent into space. It actually came back alive. Which was great news for Iran, but terrible news for the monkey . . . which thought it had finally escaped Iran.
Lucasfilm announced Monday that plans to re-release “Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones” and “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” in 3D have been postponed indefinitely so that the company can concentrate on theupcoming “Star Wars Episode VII.” A 3D re-release of “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” last year grossed $43.5 million.
Actress, Kristen Bell, is suing a bar and restaurant in Hollywood, seeking her fair share of the profits, based on an investment she made in 2005. According to legal documents, Bell invested $20,000 into the business, L’Scorpion restaurant and bar. While the bar’s business has taken off, Bell and four other investors haven’t seen any return on their supposed 5% of the profits. With the bar making around $30,000 a month, the investors say they aren’t being paid what they should.
Dave Navarro will be making an appearance on Law & Order: SVU, but instead of a musician, he’ll be playing a sound engineer. Navarro, 45, will play a character named Ferrari who is a part of the entourage for one of hip-hop’s rising stars. Ferrari witnesses a crime, but refuses to rat out his friend. So far the episode has no air date.
“The Bachelor” host, Chris Harrison, is coming out with a new line of clothing for men. ”I think there’s a huge market there for guys like me, who aren’t going to be wearing the ridiculous Ed Hardy stuff, we’re too old for that garbage, but at the same time, we don’t want to look like a slouch,” he says. Harrison says that he’ll be wearing his own designs in the next season of The Bachelorette, sometime later this year.