Bud Light Platinum is trying to bring some sexy back to the beer aisle. The company has signed a deal with Justin Timberlake to star in its ads and serve as creative and musical director for the brand. Timberlake’s first ad for Platinum will run during the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday.
Dr. Phil was a guest on “Kimmel” last night, and he talked about interviewing Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the guy who tricked Manti Te’o into believing his girlfriend was real. He explained why he did the interview in the first place. He said Ronaiah deserved an “in-depth interview,” and he didn’t think the media did their homework on him.
Before hooking up with Katy Perry, John Mayer was known for sharing a little too much information about his busted relationships. And it sounds like he finally understands that wasn’t cool. In an interview that’ll air this weekend on “CBS Sunday Morning”, he says, quote, “I was just a jerk.” He adds, quote, “It’s very liberating when you finally realize it’s impossible to make everyone like you. I wanted everybody to like me. I thought I was one shuck and jive away in every direction.”
Jimmy Fallon mentioned last night that New York’s Mayor Bloomberg is trying to pass a ban on styrofoam cups. This is after he already banned large soft drinks last year. Jimmy says he’s beginning to think 7-Eleven must have slept with Bloomberg’s girlfriend.
We knew that Lindsay Lohan had moved back home to New York . . . but we didn’t know that “home” literally meant HOME. Sources say Lindsay is living with her mom Dina in her childhood home . . . sleeping in her childhood bedroom. Why? Because money is tight these days. A source says, quote, “After all that time being in the business, making money, she doesn’t own a house, a car, furniture, an apartment. She has nothing to her name. It’s quick money here and there [but] she blows it right away.” However, another source says Lindsay spends nights at the house now and then, but she’s NOT living there. She has an $8,000-a-month apartment in the city that she shares with a friend.
In a recent interview with “Rolling Stone”, Christopher Walken shared his #1 life lesson. And it’s simply this: WEAR YOUR SEATBELT. He says he even wears his seatbelt riding in a limo.
A Dallas promotions company filed a lawsuit against Lance Armstrong on Thursday, demanding he repay $12 million in bonuses and fees it paid him for winning the Tour de France. SCA Promotions tried in a 2005 legal dispute over the bonuses to prove Armstrong cheated to win before it ultimately settled and paid him. Now that Armstrong has confessed to doping, they want their money back. “It is time now for Mr. Armstrong to face the consequences of his actions,” said the lawsuit, which demands a jury trial. “He admits he doped; he admits he bullied people; he admits he lied.” “Had SCA — or the Arbitration Panel — known the truth, the arbitration award and settlement never would have occurred,” the lawsuit said.
Marilyn Manson collapsed at a recent concert in Canada. While fans were alarmed, it was a simple case of the flu that caused Manson to vomit on stage and faint during an encore performance. Manson was performing “The Beautiful People” during an encore when he “stopped singing, turned to the side… and keeled over on the stage. Four roadies carried Manson offstage. Manson hadn’t been feeling well all day but didn’t want to cancel the concert.
The online game, “Farmville” is coming to a television station near you. Six Eleven Media is producing an animated TV version of the game. FarmVille was launched in 2009 by game maker Zynga and has become one of the most popular games on the internet.
Paul McCartney reportedly entertained folks riding on a street car in New Orleans, by singing songs. The former Beatle and his wife, Nancy Shevell, were in the Big Easy for Sunday’s Super Bowl. Local resident Robert Senft says McCartney began singing his songs but it took a while for passengers to realize who was performing. Those on board called it a “once in a lifetime experience”.
NBC has announced that the final episode of “The Office” will air on May 16th. It’ll be a special, hour-long episode. Coincidentally, it’ll also be the show’s 200TH episode.
Sharon Osbourne has signed on to be a judge on “Australia’s Got Talent”. The 60-year-old was replaced for the 2013 season of AGT by Carmen Electra after she announced she was quitting because a nasty dispute with NBC regarding her son. They are hoping that Ozzy Osbourne’s wife will help rejunenate the show.
TLC, the home of Honey Boo Boo, will debut “Welcome To Myrtle Manor” on March 3rd. The ten-part one-hour reality series follows the antics and conflicts of the residents of a long time trailer park community in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The community contains all kinds of characters including the landlord whose family has owned the park for generations, the hot dogs on wheels company owners, hairdressers and drag queens, jingle writers, security guards and Wiccans.
Robin Roberts has been given the “go ahead” signal from her doctors to return to “Good Morning America” on February 20th. Robins has been on medical leave to have a bone-marrow transplant to treat a rare blood disorder.
73-year-old actor James Cromwell was arrested Thursday morning at the University of Wisconsin after bursting into a board meeting claiming the school tortures cats in the name of science. PETA posted video of the protest showing Cromwell and another shouting and holding signs showing a cat with metal implanted in its head at a UW-Madison lab. PETA claims 30 cats a year at UW-Madison are starved, deafened, and decapitated for brain research that hasn’t accomplished its goals of improving human hearing. The university denies the accusations. No one in the meeting responded to the protesters who were eventually removed in handcuffs.
Tony Danza and his long-separated wife, Tracy are officially divorced. Danza filed for divorce from Tracy Danza in 2011 after 24 years of marriage, citing “irreconcilable differences.” The couple have been separated since 2006. The couple have two daughters.