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11 Jan

“Glee” is Back… and Then Some: I take a deep breath before I say this BUT….the magic that “Glee” once had has slowly dwindled since the original cast graduated. The new characters are cute, talented, and have some of that same adorable annoyingness, but there has been something missing since Rachel turned sexpot and Mr. Shu bit the dust. The ratings have since taken a hit, and part of me was okay with my once favorite show, singing its sawn song in the new future (PUN intended). Perhaps it was their mega win at The People’s Choice Awards, or the fact that Murphy and crew aren’t ready to send their baby off into the horizon, but Fox has announced that “Glee” is going to be picked up for season 5, AND the idea of spin-offs haven’t been canned yet! I’m actually hoping that the Rachel/Kurt NYC love affair is moved to a completely different show, and “Glee” could once again be about the relatable awkward high school misfits and not about musical prodigies living their dreams in the big city.

Oscar Nominees Announced: It was much of the same at this year’s Oscar Award Nominee announcement party. Movies we never heard of lead the way in nominations, and ones we have heard of, but wish we hadn’t, leave us scratching our heads with how they may walk away with a golden statue. To brief, “Lincoln” leads the pack with 12 nominations, “Life of Pi” followed close behind with 11, and “Les Miserables” and “Silver Lining Playbook” round out the top three, tying with 8 nominations. For a full list of nominees check out: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/oscar-nominations-2013-full-list/story?id=18174507

Kardashian Kids Take Over: OK, let us get this one over with as fast as we can. Kim’s pregnant with (ughhh) Kanye’s baby. Moving on…

Bieber Fans Take Things Too Far: With any pre-teen, flash in the pan groupies, girlfriend hating fan clubs, and trending topics are not unusual, but Justin Bieber’s fan base took things too far when they decided to create a self-harming protest against Bieber smoking week. After TMZ published pictures of the singer smoking weed, fans took to Twitter to start the #cut4bieber trending topic, hoping to get Bieber’s attention. “Let’s start a cut yourself for Bieber campaign. Tweet a bunch of pictures of people cutting themselves and claim we did it because Bieber was smoking weed. See if we can get some little girls to cut themselves.” While many would ignore such a ridiculous and idiotic comment, many immature and naïve girls took the suggestion to heart and started the trend. Although some pictures posted were of fans cutting paper or cake, others did post gruesome self-harm pictures. The topic unsurprising outraged many and the initial tweeted was taken down. Bieber has released no comment thus far.

Taylor Swift’s Biggest Revenge: Call it repetitive, annoying, or old news, but you’ll be singing it non-stop in two months. After a break-up with One Direction’s, Harry Styles, earlier this week, Taylor Swift did what she does best…she wrote a song about it. After stepping out on The People’s Choice Award’s red carpet looking stunning in a neck plunging white gown, Taylor tweeted out “Back in the studio. Uh oh…” Uh-oh is right Harry, get ready to feel the $52 million wrath of Ms. Swift.

Old School Musicians, Ready to Make a Return: Just when I thought the music industry was on its way down the toilet, with One Direction, Nicki Minaj, and Gangam Style swirling down with it, we were hit with some epic comeback news. Tweeting a pic of him in the studio was Justin Timberlake’s way of announcing that he was bringing sexy back to music, and Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams announced that they have decided to put their solo careers aside and make new Destiny’s Child ear candy. And how will they introduce the world to these joyous harmonies? At the Super Bowl of course!!! The trio’s performance is rumored to be the headline at the February half-time show! Oh please let this be true!!!!

14 Dec

Potter is Back!!!: Just when we all thought our lives had no meaning since both the “Harry Potter” and “Twilight” franchises were over, executives at Universal Studios decided to give the world an early Christmas present by announcing that Harry and the gang will be back for a ninth installment. The production of the film will be on a much smaller scale, and is being filmed exclusively for the opening of the Potter theme park at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. Shooting for the film has already begun, and the final product will be released in 2014!!! Now that’s magically!

LA Reid Announces His X-it From the Judge’s Panel: Maybe all us common folks should be re-thinking the tears which we shed over the jealously we have for singing competition judges who make millions for sipping Cokes, smiling, and bobbing their heads. I’m just speculating here but maybe the grass is not always greener on the other side, as there has to be a reason multiple judges are leaving their money soaked chairs for “alternative endeavors.” Following suit with Paula, Nicole, J-Lo, Steven Tyler, Christina, Cee-Lo, and all the other singing show ghosts, LA Reid announced yesterday that he is giving up his spot on the “X-Factor,” to focus more on his job as Chairman of Epic Records. Regardless of being in front of or behind the scenes, Reid will surely keep his salary in the millions, but perhaps the real reason for his departure was the dull ratings and mediocre talent of the show ruining his street cred?

More Heartbreak over Jenni Rivera’s Death
: The term dirty cop doesn’t even begin to describe the Mexican cops who are suspected for stealing the personal belongings of Latin singer, Jenni Rivera, after her plane crashed earlier this week, leaving everyone on board dead. Not only did the despicable cops steal from the dead, but they are also suspected of releasing confidential photos of the wreck to the press. How disgusting!

Bethenny Frankel’s “Ever After” is Going to Be Without Jason: I can’t say that I didn’t see it coming (well it actually slammed through my TV screen like a rocket ship into space), but sources are once again confirming that the marriage between Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy is o-v-e-r. If you watched Bethenny on “The Housewives” you would know that her life goal (besides making millions) was to marry and have a baby. It was check, check, and check for Bethenny on all three of those bucket list wishes, all within just a couple of years. Maybe the pressure of instant stardom, fortune, and motherhood became too much for the SkinnyGirl. Although I was waiting for the shoe to drop, I was hoping this would’ve been the underdog marriage to pull through!

Olivia Wilde Defends Those Wild Rumors: Olivia Wilde may have been rocking out at the Rolling Stones concert last night, but she did find some time (perhaps during intermission) to tweet one very important thing. “No I’m not engaged (to her BF Jason Sudeikis),” she tweeted, But I AM at the Stones show and holy s–t Ronnie Wood you got style, boy. It’s just a fact. Trying to score a shoe pic.” Perhaps, Katy Perry could snap that picture for you Olivia, as she and her boy toy, John Mayer, were sitting front row at the same concert.

“Glee” Reunites: It’s been a season of cameos and name drops, but the fire hasn’t been burning as bright since the original cast of “Glee” graduated. However, this picture, below, is reminiscent of the times when the McKinley kids were rolling around in wheel chairs, and dressing up like Lady Gaga. Since they graduated, Santana, Quinn and Rachel haven’t shot a scene together, but after this joyous reunion it seems like the three amigos may be reconnecting soon!
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Fast Facts Friday

30 Nov

“Girl Meets…” Disney Channel: Cory and Topanga are back!! Well in the sense that the two mixed together their DNA to create Riley, a 13-year-old girl whose point of view the “Boy Meets World” spin-off, “Girl Meets World,” will be told from. Disney executives confirm that the new show is in production, and will air on the Disney Channel. No word yet on whom from the original cast will make appearances, but I think it’s safe to say that the demographic ratings for the Disney Channel may jump up about a decade on this one.

A Pretty Penny: While the rest of us are slaving away at preparing Board meeting packets or wrangling in toddlers, these musicians are getting paid the big bucks to jet-set in private planes, and soak in the luxury of being rich. Forbes much anticipated list of the highest paid musicians of the year is in and once again is full of variety, from legends to tweens and all that’s in between. Take a look at the top five below:

  1. Dr. Dre: $110 million
  2. Britney Spears: $58 million
  3. Taylor Swift: $57 million
  4. Justin Bieber: $55 million
  5. Rhianna: $53 million

Protecting His Cubs: Oliver Martinez may not be the biological father of Halle Berry’s 4-year-old daughter, Nahla, but he’s still protecting his honorary offspring. When Nahla’s biological father, model Gabriel Aubry, came to drop Nahla off with Berry and Martinez, gauntlets were thrown. Martinez, who is upset with Aubry for legally holding back the family from moving to France, took his pent up aggression out on Aubry’s face. A black eye, bruised face, and a broken rib later, Aubry left the hospital and took out a restraining order on Martinez. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

 Linday Lohan…blah blah blah: While it goes against everything I have to talk about Lindsay Lohan’s umpteenth arrest, it is breaking celebrity news, so I must address it. Here’s the quick version. Lindsay hit up a Hollywood club late Thursday, after attending a J-Biebs concert. There, she got into an altercation with another woman and ended up slugging her. The cops were called and Lindsay can now face assault and violation of probation charges. Like I said blah blah.

 Jessica Simpson’s Latest Gig:  Bump “Watchers”: She may have been watching her weight after becoming a mom earlier this year, but now everyone else is watching Jessica Simpson’s possibly growing belly. Last week US Weekly published an article quoting a source confirming that Simpson was expecting baby number 2, only six months after giving birth to her daughter, Maxwell. Simpson’s camp was yet to send out an official word, but I’m guessing the paparazzi may find out before they get the chance to.

Fast Facts Friday

9 Nov

TGIF. I don’t know about you but even after last week’s two days, this week has seemed rather unproductive. I’ve put my mind to making Monday a clean slate, so why not use today to catch up on the week’s biggest entertainment stories. Here’s the fast facts:

Reese Witherspoon Debuts Baby Tennessee: It’s been 6 weeks since the actress gave birth to her cowboy destined son, Tennessee, and finally the world has seen the blonde haired, fair-skinned cutie. While shopping in LA this week Reese soothed her newboy son, disregarding the paparazzi vying for the shot. The biggest congratulations to the new mom? Brian Austin Green, who thanked Reese for giving birth to Tennessee just after his wife, Megan Fox, allowing her and their new son, Noah, to escape the hosptial unrecognized by the paps. “We were there for two days … and we heard Reese was at her place and had a baby, and we got out of the hospital and nobody knew [about us],” he told Yaho0 News.

“Modern Family” Star’s Real Life Family Drama: Ariel Winter, who plays Alex on the hit comedy, “Modern Family,” has recently gotten involved in some family drama that isn’t very funny. The 14-year-old has been removed from her home, and placed under guardianship of her older sister, after the state got word that she was being physically abused by her mother. After the allegations were made, her mother went on the defense, saying that Ariel made the claims because she was upset she tried to charge Ariel’s 18-year-old boyfriend with statutory rape. The judge on the case isn’t buying the mother’s story and has left Ariel with her sister under the charges have been settled.

First Comes Love Then Comes the Baby Carriage For Dax Sheppard and Kristen Bell: It looks like the “Hit and Run,” duo may be sticking around a little longer after this news…the pair just announced that they are expecting a baby together this spring. The couple who have starred in two movies together, have been engaged for two years, but aren’t walking down the aisle until everyone, gay or straight, have the right to wed. Looks like a baby will have to suffice for now.

Celebs React to Obama Re-Election: They say you’re never supposed to ask anybody who they’re voting for, but these celebs had no problem voicing their political picks. Check out what these stars had to tweet about the election:

“I was terrified that I was going to wake up to a total embarrassment for our country and that today would be a very different day for me. But I was so thrilled.”- Cameron Diaz

“Alot of emotions right now. congrats President Obama…Im Canadian. Im good. #FreeHealthcare :)”- Justin Bieber

“The people have the power! Proud to stand by you for 4 more years. RT @BarackObama This happened because of you. Thank you.”- Katy Perry

While those celebs used up all their 140 characters, Jay-Z kept it simple, tweeting, “Encore,” and linking to a picture of President Obama.

Michelle Duggars Makes Room For Another Change: No, it isn’t baby number 20, it’s a new hair-do! The 46-year-old mom, who stars on TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” ditched her frizzy, aging locks, for a new straighter do. Given to her as a birthday present from her kids, Michelle says of the makeover, “Going from curly to totally straight was a shock for me, but I am loving it and I have been doing both styles, curly and straight, since the cut.”

Michelle Duggar Hair

Fast Facts Friday

26 Oct

It’s Friday, which means everyone should be at about 50% of their Monday work ethic. With such little brain power working at this end-of-the-week push, you probably don’t have the time or energy to research or read lengthy articles about your fav celebs.

So, for all you sloth-like, entry-level workers, like myself, or burnt out students counting down the hours until the Friday night festivites, I have aggregated all the biggest celeb breaking news into five, short, down and dirty, fast facts.  Further research is optional! 🙂

Enjoy! See you Monday!

Taylor Swift and Connor Kennedy are “Never Ever” staying together: Although it’s being reported that Taylor is still purchasing that Hyannis Port mansion down the street from Connor, it was distance that parted the pair. “US Weekly” magazine is reporting that Taylor and Connor amicably ended their relationship because of the long distance. While many are raising eyebrows at the breakup, which came at a “conicidental” good time, Taylor is currently promoting her new album “Red,” the magazine reports that the relationship ended, “awhile ago.”

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel official hitched: Dressed in a pink Giambattista Valli gown, the actress and actor/singer extraordinary tied the night in Italy last Friday. The 100 guests, which included Justin’s former N’Sync band mates and Jessica’s “7th Heaven” co-stars, enjoyed an intimate acoustic performance by the former boy band-er, who played a song he wrote specifically for his new bride.

Kim and Kanye are NOT engaged…YET: Mom-ager, Kris Jenner, played damage control on behalf of her daughter, Kim, yesterday, shooting down rumors that the pink diamond ring on her pinky finger is NOT an engagement ring. While it may not have happened yet, Kris told ENews that Kanye did buy something for Kim on their Italian birthday trip. However, after that she remained mum, saying, “if I told you, I’d have to kill you.”

Lindsay Lohan’s Rep Jumps Ship: For Lindsay Lohan’s publicists the open waters were safer than staying in the Lilo boat. Scandal after scandal and arrest after arrest became too much for Steve Honig, who has played damage control for the actress after every DUI, car accident, and domestic abuse charge the past few years. While we all know why he left, Honig is staying broad on the official reason, telling E!Online, “”I’m not discussing this out of respect for my client.” She’s your former client now, Steve…dish the deets!

Farrah Abrahams Goes Under the Knife: “Teen Mom” star, Farrah Abrahams may have finished her time in front of the cameras, but that didn’t stop the  21-year-old mom from making sure she is camera ready at all times. After documenting her breast augmentation on the last season of the MTV show, Farrah took to print to show off her new nose and chin. The $16,000 surgeries were featured on the cover of this week’s “In Touch” magazine and quoted Farrah saying, “”I’ve hated my nose since I was 13. I don’t have to hate anything on my face ever again. I feel gorgeous!” As for the money she spent on the surgery, “It was worth it,” she said. Hope she wrote a nice Thank You card to MTV for making that happen!