Justin Timberlake hosted SNL Saturday night, and he did a funny tribute to Hugo Chavez, where he dressed up as Elton John and sang a parody of “Candle in the Wind”.
Also on SNL, they brought back Dan Aykroyd and Steve Martin as the Festrunk Brothers, the “Two Wild and Craaaazy Guys!” from that old bit they used to do in the ’70s. The woman asks them what their best attribute is, and they tell her it’s their big packages.
Justin Bieber is canceling one of his two scheduled shows this week in Portugal “due to unforeseen circumstances” … this according to the website for the venue. Bieber is scheduled to play the Pavilhao Atlantico in Lisbon on March 11 and March 12, but the site now says the second show is canceled.
A statement posted on the site (and translated thanks to the good folks at Google) reads, “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Justin Bieber was forced to cancel the second performance in Portugal, March 12.”
It continues, “The Canadian singer is eager to play for the Portuguese fans on March 11. Holders of tickets valid for March 12 should contact the respective place of purchase to receive a refund within 30 days of the date of the scheduled concert, which ends April 11.”
It’s unclear what the unforeseen circumstances are, but he was hospitalized last week after collapsing backstage… though that wouldn’t explain why he’s canceling the SECOND show.
Vince Neil was forced to cut short a concert in Sydney on Sunday after suffering from kidney stones, this according to his manager. Allen Kovac, manager for Motley Crue, told CNN, “He has been having problems for the last few days with kidney stones. He was treated at the hospital after the show. It’s the middle of the night there, and we will know more later.” The group is scheduled to play next in Brisbane on Tuesday and so far … that show is going forward as planned. Guitarist Nikki Sixx apologized to fans on Twitter, saying, “Sorry Sydney for a short set tonight but Vince had to be rushed to the hospital for internal pain. Will update you on his progress.”
Rihanna has been forced to cancel her concert tonight in Boston after contracting laryngitis, it was announced today. RiRi was scheduled to perform at the TD Garden, but Live Nation postponed the show this morning, saying, “Unfortunately, following her sold out concert on Friday, Rihanna has contracted laryngitis and per doctor’s instruction is unable to perform this evening.” She is scheduled to play a show in Baltimore on Tuesday, which Live Nation says is scheduled to go on as planned. The Boston show will be rescheduled.
According to yesterday’s “Parade” magazine, Taylor Swift made more last year than Anne Hathaway and Brad Pitt combined. Taylor made $57 million in 2012. Anne “only” made $10 million, despite being in two major movies, “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Les Miserables” and winning an Oscar. Meanwhile, Brad made $35.5 million. They also listed the 2012 salaries of several other celebrities, including the Olsen Twins, who banked $40 million EACH. Here’s somebody else who made more than Brad and Anne: Justin Bieber. He came close to Taylor with $55 million an estimated $6,261 PER HOUR.
“Oz the Great and Powerful” had a great weekend at the box office. The movie easily had the biggest debut of the year, making $80.3 million in its first three days of release. It’s also the third-biggest March debut ever, behind “The Hunger Games”, which opened with $152.5 million last year, and “Alice in Wonderland”, which debuted to $116.1 million in 2010. The only other big release this weekend, Colin Farrell’s romantic thriller “Dead Man Down”, fell flat making just $5.4 million in 4th place.
She may not have chosen a girl next door name for her daughter, but Holly Madison says Rainbow Aurora’s future is looking bright. After sharing that her inspiration came from a former school mate, the new mom — who welcomed her first child Tuesday — adds that if history does in fact repeat itself, her baby girl has nothing to worry about. “She was a perfectly normal, well-adjusted, sporty girl, by the way, so I’m not worried about my daughter being ‘traumatized’ by having an unusual name,” Madison, 33, writes on her website.
Justin Bieber can’t trust Lil Twist with one of his REALLY, REALLY expensive cars anymore, so Twist has been reduced to driving around in only one of Justin’s REALLY expensive cars. Twist, who crashed Bieber’s Fisker Karma on Tuesday, was spotted out in Calabasas Saturday … this time riding around in Bieber’s Range Rover. Doesn’t someone have an old Volvo they can lend this guy?
Lindsay Lohan has been cut yet another break in the criminal justice system — prosecutors are offering house arrest to end her lying-to-cops and probation violation cases, but we’re told she’s NOT biting. Multiple sources connected with the case tell TMZ … the Santa Monica City Attorney and the L.A. City Attorney have both softened their position from lockdown rehab to 90-DAY HOUSE ARREST. In fact, we’re told Lindsay’s lawyer, Mark Heller, is telling prosecutors Lindsay will accept a certain amount of house arrest. Right now Heller and the prosecutors are squabbling over how much house arrest. But here’s the problem … sources connected with Lindsay are telling us LiLo is adamant — she will not accept ANY punishment. Bottom line — sources connected with the case tell us there’s a 75% chance the case will go to trial on March 18th. If Lindsay rolls the dice and is convicted, she faces months of ACTUAL jail time. Lindsay needs to go for door #1.
Terrence Howard must have been on the receiving end of a stern lecture … because after his salacious comments about Oprah Winfrey went viral this week, he was waaaaaaay more respectful the second time around. In case you missed it … Howard described his love scenes in a movie he recently shot with her by saying, “Oprah and I had such chemistry. To be able to make out with Oprah and to have love scenes with her and those tig ol’ bitties … She’s such a lovely, voluptuous woman … That was wonderful.” But when he bumped into our photog Friday on the snowy streets of NYC … Howard chose a reverent tone, telling us Oprah is a “beautiful woman” and he was lucky “to touch the Queen.” Sounds like someone was afraid of getting beheaded.