Beyoncé performed the halftime show last night, and she definitely redeemed herself after the inauguration controversy. Her performance was solid, and it sounded like she was singing live. Midway through the performance, there was indeed a Destiny’s Child reunion.
Alicia Keys performed the National Anthem at the beginning of the Super Bowl last night, and she did a great job.
Katie Couric was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel’s show last Thursday, and she told a great story about a time when she once went out on a date with Larry King. He made a move and she had to shoot him down. She told him she was looking for someone closer to her own age. She was 30 at the time, and he was 56.
Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network has been sued by a former employee who claims she is the victim of sex and pregnancy discrimination. In a lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Carolyn Hommel claims she was hired in 2010 as senior director of scheduling and acquisitions at the network. But despite receiving a favorable performance review and being told she was on-track to become a vice president, she was replaced by a temporary employee when she was forced to take a medical leave during her pregnancy. Hommel says her duties were gradually taken away from her and given to the temporary employee, and she was later excluded from numerous meetings when she returned to the office. On March 19, 2012, a month after giving birth to her daughter, Hommel was told she was being laid off, the complaint alleges. She was encouraged to re-apply for the vice president job, but she was passed over. Hommel claims her demotion and layoff are a direct result of her becoming pregnant and requiring a medical leave. OWN has not responded to the suit as yet.
Ben Affleck took home the top prize Saturday night at the 65th Annual Directors Guild Awards in Los Angeles for his film, “Argo”. “Argo” is only the third film Affleck has directed, following “Gone Baby Gone” and “The Town.” Affleck thanked his wife for being the best person in the world, pledged his love and said that he wants their daughter to break boundaries.
Actress Christina Ricci is officially engaged. She’s to be married to camera technician, James Heerdegen. The two met when they were working on ABC’s former TV series Pan-Am.
The Biebs and Selena may be back together. Selena apparently spent the night at Justin’s on Friday, and was spotted leaving early Saturday morning . . . trying to keep her face hidden, of course.
Lindsay Lohan is telling friends she was clueless until a few days ago that she owed Shawn Holley a small fortune in attorney’s fees, but we’re told now that she knows she’s putting Shawn at the top of her creditor’s list. It’s hard to swallow … that Lindsay didn’t know how much she owed Shawn. We’ve been reporting for weeks it’s in the 6 figures. Sources quite familiar with the situation tell TMZ, Lindsay owes Shawn $150,000. It’s interesting although Lindsay fired Shawn our sources tell us she’s been making a full-court press for more than a week to get her back, but Shawn isn’t having it. We’re told Lindsay has instructed her business manager to pay the tab ASAP. Lindsay is making money from appearances, endorsements and some acting gigs, but she’s been spending like an insane woman — first class plane tickets, expensive hotels, restaurants, clothes, etc. Lindsay says she’ll cut back so Shawn gets paid. One thing that won’t go away Lindsay still owes $130,000 in back taxes and now she has a new lawyer — one she doesn’t even want — who will undoubtedly be racking up his own bill.
Amanda Bynes loves her some cannabis. But does she love it too much? TMZ says Amanda is looking for a new place to live because pot-smoking is frowned upon in her current apartment building. Amanda’s landlord actually sent her a letter saying her lease is being terminated . . . because they’ve been getting complaints of happy smoke coming from her apartment “morning, noon and night.” She’s also been seen toking in the hallways. Amanda had a moving van out in front of the building on Friday.
‘NCIS’ has been renewed for an 11th season by CBS after leading man and executive producer Mark Harmon extended his contract. Currently in its tenth season, NCIS ranks as television’s highest-rated series, averaging 21.5 million viewers an episode.
Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum will join Adam Levine on Season 4 of The Voice as a guest mentor. “Maroon 5 and I recorded a song with her for our last studio album and we had a great time collaborating in the studio” said Adam. “The Voice” Season 4 premieres on March 25 at 8 PM on NBC.
The weekend’s Top 10 movies:
1. “Warm Bodies,” $20 million
2. “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters,” $9.2 million
3. “Silver Linings Playbook,” $8.1 million
4. “Mama,” $6.7 million
5. “Zero Dark Thirty,” $5.3 million
6. “Bullet to the Head,” $4.5 million
7. “Parker,” $3.2 million
8. “Django Unchained,” $3 million
9. “Les Miserables,” $2.44 million
10. “Lincoln,” $2.41 million