After 15 years, we're down to the last week. July 12, 2013 will be the last show for John & Michele in the Morning. There's nothing scandalous to report...sorry!
John will continue his reign as Springfield's morning show king, but he'll just be doing it with someone new.
Michele is moving on to a new phase of her career in the radio business. She'll still be in Springfield and still with Neuhoff Media, however instead of being on the air she's going to be focusing on all things digital. It's been a great 15 years, and John & Michele plan to spend this last week reminiscing with guests and playing some of the best moments of the past.
Michele would LOVE to hear from you this week. Write on the John & Michele Facebook page, email her, or tweet.
Mel Gibson Admits He Has a "Bit of a Temper"
Well at least he has a sense of humor. Mel Gibson was on "The Tonight Show" Friday and said to Jay, "You know, I love coming to [your show] because when I get here and you tape me, you let me know you're going to do that up front!" Gibson was referring to recent headlines when screenwriter Joe Eszterhas released tapes of Gibson flipping out. (Again.) Gibson added, "You know, maybe you don't know this about me, but I've got a little bit of a temper."
McDreamy is a Real Hero
Patrick Dempsey rescued a teen who had crashed and flipped his car in Malibu last week. TMZ is reporting Dempsey ran to the wrecked car with a crowbar in hand so he could pry the driver from the vehicle. Dempsey did get eventually get the boy out of the car. The driver had a concussion but no serious injuries.
Celebs Renew Their Vows
Today is Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon celebrate their fourth anniversary. The couple renewed their wedding vows Friday night atop the Eiffel Tower.
They weren't the only ones. Friday LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian celebrated their one year anniversary by renewing their vows.
Eric Church/Brantley Gilbert/Blackberry Smoke: Saturday at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington. This show is SOLD OUT.
Eric Church/Colt Ford/Blackberry Smoke: Sunday at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington. Tickets available at 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com
Cowboy Bill Martin: At Donnie B's Comedy Club Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Call 391-JOKE or visit www.donniebsofspringfield.com for tickets.
WWE SmackDown Tickets on sale: Show is Saturday, June 23rd at 7:30pm at the Prairie Capital Convention Center. Tickets on sale Saturday at 10:00am. Call l 800-745-3000, visit the PCCC box office, or visit www.ticketmaster.com
Earth Awareness Fair: Saturday at Erin's Pavilion in Southwind Park. 10am - 2pm.
Art in the Garden: Saturday 9am - 3pm at Lincoln Memorial Garden. Artists will work along the garden's trails. There will be activities for families and children and a silent auction of art from participating artists. Evening reception at the nature center 4pm. This event is free, proceeds will benefit Lincoln Memorial Garden. Rain date is April 29th. For more information visit www.lincolnmemorialgarden.org or call 529-1111.
Charlotte's Web: White Rabbit Series by Springfield Theatre Centre. Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. www.hcfta.org or 217-528-2787 for tickets.
Fashion Show for American Heart Association: Saturday 3pm at J Parsons in Parkway Pointe. 15% of sales from 3pm - 6pm benefit the AHA. Folks from News Channel 20 will be participating in the fashion show.
It's Down to the Final Five
It was so long to Elise Testone last night on "Idol" leaving Hollie Cavanagh, Skylar Laine, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, and Phillip Phillips in the final five. They'll perform next Wednesday.
Another Baby on the Way
Congratulations go out to Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. They are expecting their second child, according to People magazine. The couple already has a two-year-old daughter named Charlotte Grace.
You can Purchase Michael Jackson's Surgical Mask
I'm not sure why anyone would want this, but I'm sure someone will buy it. A black surgical mask worn by Michael Jackson the day before his death is up for auction. The mask is said to feature visible traces of Jackson's make-up as well as a strand of his hair. Bidding at Nate D. Sanders Auctions is already over $21,000 and is expected to go as high as $150,000.
"Fringe" Fans Will Get a Final Season
Fox announced Thursday "Fringe" will get a fifth and final season consisting of 13 episodes. That will take the show to an even 100 episodes...just enough to go into syndication. Here's a preview of the final season...
Looks Like Britney's Dad Will Get Some Help
Jamie Spears, father of Britney Spears, has been looking after his daughters affairs for a few years now. According to TMZ he'll soon get some help from his daughter's fiance, Jason Trawick. TMZ reports Trawick has been named as a co-conservator giving him legal power to govern her affairs. That could include the alleged $15-million contract Britney may soon sign to join "The X Factor."
Katie Couric Adds Another Item to Her Plate
She's got a new talk show this fall on ABC, and now she's added an online news program. Katie Couric will do "Katie's Take" online weekly for Yahoo-ABC News. No word on a launch date.
Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley Adopt Again
We don't know any details yet, but People.com is reporting that actress Katherine Heigl and her husband, singer Josh Kelley, have adopted a second child. They are already parents to three-year-old Naliegh from South Korea. Of course that make Lady A's Charlie Kelley an uncle again.
Ryan Seacrest Barely Gets Through "Idol" Due to Sickness
The top six performed on last night's "American Idol," but they weren't the most compelling part of the show. It was much more interesting to watch and see if Ryan Seacrest would make it through the entire show. Rumors were flying before the show that Seacrest was too sick to host last night's show and that there would be a guest host in his place. However, Seacrest soldiered on and hosted the show himself. It was clear he wasn't feeling well by his uncharacteristic disheveled appearance and tendency to sit or lean on things.
So Long to Another Dancer
This week on "Dancing with the Stars" it was the oldest and the youngest competitors in the bottom two: Gladys Knight and Roshon Fegan. Even the judges didn't agree on who should stay, but in the end it was Gladys Knight who went home.
The Kardashians Aren't Going Away Any Time Soon
Well if you love the Kardashians (although I don't know anyone who does, someone must) they will be around for a while longer. E! has renewed "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" for at least three more seasons. The terms of the deal were not reported, but TMZ says it's worth about $40-million. The "New York Daily News" says that number is inflated.
The Kardashians Aren't the Only Annoying People Staying on TV
Looks like two of the most outspoken political commentators will be around for a while. "The Hollywood Reporter" says Bill Maher and Bill O'Reilly have each signed new deals that will keep them on for a while. Maher will be on HBO through 2014 and O'Reilly has signed a deal with Fox News that will keep him on for several more years.
People Names the World's Most Beautiful Woman
This morning on "Today" People magazine revealed who they've named the world's most beautiful woman. Drum roll...it's Beyonce. Other beauties made the list: Jennifer Aniston, Michelle Obama, Jennifer Hudson, Kristen Wiig, and Selena Gomez to name a few.
Jennifer Hudson Takes the Stand In Murder Trial
Monday was the first day in the trial of William Balfour. He is accused of murdering members of Jennifer Hudson's family in October of 2008. Oscar winner Hudson was first up on the stand and gave emotional testimony about the last time she was her family before they were murdered. She told the court that no one in her family wanted her sister to marry Balfour. The trial is to resume today at 10:30am.
Ryan Seacrest Sticking with "Idol"
"American Idol" will keep it's host for at least two more years. Ryan Seacrest has re-upped his contract with the show for a reported $15-million per year.
Another Hollywood Baby
Congrats to Megan Fox and her husband Brian Austin Green. They are expecting their first child together, according to E! News.
"The Hunger Games" Finally Unseated
Another film has finally knocked "The Hunger Games" out of the number one spot at the box office! "Thinking Like a Man" pulled in $33-million over the weekend to win. Coming in second was "The Lucky One" with $22.8-million, and in third it was "Hunger Games" with $14.5-million.
Jessica Simpson Did NOT Have Her Baby
Rumors were flying over the weekend that Jessica Simpson had delivered her baby, but they were wrong! Jessica tweeted "to everyone who keeps congratulating me on the birth of my baby girl...I'm still pregnant. Don't believe what you read, my ladies and gents."
The Rancics ARE Having a Baby
I'm so happy for them! Bill and Giuliana Rancic have been trying to have a baby for a long time, and recently the process of trying revealed Giuliana to have breast cancer. She is now recovering, and this morning the couple had a big announcement on the "Today" show. A surrogate is carrying their child, and the baby is due this summer.
Shred for a Cure: Saturday 9am - Noon at Green Hyundai at White Oaks Mall. 104.5 WFMB will be there with the Cintas mobile shredding unit to shred your stuff in exchange for a donation to St. Jude.
3rd Annual Kentucky Derby Party: Saturday at 7pm at Panther Creek Country Club to benefit St. Jude. Visit www.stjude.org/kentuckyderbyparty or call 1-800-713-8223 for tickets.
Craig Campbell with Bucky Covington: Friday 8pm at Bunkers in Illiopolis. Tickets are $18. Call 486-5100 or visit www.bunkersrocks.com for tickets.
Alex Ortiz: Friday at Saturday at Donnie B's Comedy Club. 7:30pm and 9:30pm each night. Call 391-JOKE or visit www.donniebsofspringfield.com to get tickets.
March for Babies: Saturday at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Registration starts at 9am in the Orr Building. Benefits the March of Dimes. Call 787-5154 or click here for more.
Charlotte's Web: Part of the White Rabbit Series by the Springfiedl Theatre Centre. Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. 6th Street. $12 for adults, $8 for kids 12 and under. Call 523-2787 or vsiti www.hcfta.org for tickets.
Discovery After Dark: Friday 7-9pm at Henson Robinson Zoo. Get a nocturnal tour of the zoo and see behind-the-scenes areas. $5.50 per adult, $3.50 per child for Springfield Park District residents. Register at 585-1821.
Young Frankenstein: Saturday at 8pm at Sangamon Auditorium. Tickets are $47 - $57 and are available at 217-206-6160 or www.sangamonauditorium.org
Earth Day at the Illinois State Museum: Sunday Noon - 5pm. Learn about 500 million years of environmental change in Illinois. Free.
ABATE Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet: Sunday 10am - 4pm at the Prairie Capital Convention Center. $10 admission, children under 12 are free with an adult. www.abate-il.org
More Drama on "Idol"
it was another shocker on "American Idol" last night when another contestant thought to be safe was revealed to be the lowest vote-getter. Unfortunately for Colton Dixon, the judges had already used their "save" last week on Jessica Sanchez. This was the first time Dixon had ever been in the bottom three.
"Hunger Games" Sequel Director Found
After the huge success of "The Hunger Games" many were shocked when Gary Ross, the director, announced he would not return to direct the sequel. According to E! the franchise has found a new director. Francis Lawrence will direct "Catching Fire." Lawrence directed "Constantine," "I am Legend," and "Water for Elephants." The sequel is scheduled to start filming this fall and be released in November 2013.
"Good Morning America" Celebrates Ratings Win with Champagne
It's been 16 years, but someone finally beat the "Today" show. Last week for the first time since December of 1995, "Good Morning America" beat "Today" in the weekly ratings race. New photos on TMZ show Robin Roberts, Diane Sawyer, Charlie Gibson, and George Stephanopoulos celebrating with champagne.
Congratulations to Joe Nichols & Wife
The couple welcomed a baby girl to the world, and Joe tweeted this photo. Dylan River Nichols was born Tuesday and weighed in at 7lbs. 5oz.
No Public Services for Dick Clark
Dick Clark died Wednesday of a massive heart attack at the age of 82. Now a rep for Clark tells TMZ.com the family doesn't intend to have a public funeral. They are also asking those who wish to honor Clark's memory to make a donation to the National Parkinson's Foundation in Miami. MSNBC.com has put together five of the greatest moments in the career of Dick Clark. You can see them here.
Willy Wonka's Lickable Wallpaper a Reality
If you're a fan of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" you certainly remember the lickable wallpaper Wonka had in his factory. Now it's not just in the movies. The Daily Mail reports there's a building in London that has lickable walls in the elevator where the walls are covered with 1,325 flavored stickers. They all taste like Jaffa Cake (and orange-flavored, chocolate-covered cake). But how do you keep from licking a sticker someone else has already licked? There's an attendant in the elevator at all times who removes the stickers after they are licked.
Ted Nugent Meeting with Secret Service Today
Notorious loud mouth rocker Ted Nugent will get to chat with President Obama's security detail today over some remarks Nugent made at the recent NRA convention. Nugent told the audience that the President and other administration officials were criminals and that "we need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November." He also said he would either be dead or in jail by this time next year if the president was re-elected. Nugent then defended his comments in an interview and said he was like "a black Jew at a Nazi-Klan rally."
The First Dancing Duel Eliminated Another Contestant
Last night we saw something new on "Dancing with the Stars"...a dance duel. Jaleel White and Gavin DeGraw were in the bottom two and gave simultaneous performances for the judges to try and stay on the show. Ultimately the judges decided DeGraw needed to go in a unanimous vote for White.
Another TV Show Comes to the Big Screen
Looks like "The Rockford Files" will be the next TV shows adapted for the movie screen. According to Deadline.com, Universal Pictures is turning the popular show that starred James Garner into a film. The film is being developed for Vince Vaughn to star in the role that Garner played.
It's a "True Blood" Baby! Awwwww...
They're not just a couple on TV! Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, Sookie and Bill from "True Blood," are expecting. The couple got married in 2010, and this will be their first child due in the fall.
And a Witch Baby Too...
Sabrina the Teenage Witch is expecting her third. Melissa Joan Hart turns 36 today, and she's expecting another little one.
Lots of Celebs Owe Taxes Too
Well at least when we peons owe the IRS the whole world doesn't know! Several celebrities including Lionel Richie, Glen Campbell, and Roberta Flack owe. Richie owes $1.1-million and says in a statement his "new team" notified him of the delinquency and it's "being handled immediately." Flack owes $157,000 while Glen Campbell is said to owe nearly $114,000. Vince Neil of Motley Crue owes $371,000.
Johnny Depp Being Sued
A woman says actor Johnny Depp's security team roughed her up at a concert, and she's suing. The alleged incident happened back in December at an Iggy Pop show in Hollywood. The woman says she was trying to return to her seat when Depp's security grabbed her and ripped away her cell phone. She says she was also handcuffed and dragged away on the ground which caused her pants to fall down and her backside to be exposed. She also says she suffered a number of injuries including a dislocated elbow and possibly broken bones.
Pippa Middleton Could Be In Trouble Over Gun Incident
The royal sister-in-law was riding in a convertible in Paris Saturday (as a passenger) when the driver of the car allegedly pointed what appeared to be a handgun at hounding photographers. Someone filed a formal complaint, and now Pippa and her peeps may be brought in for questioning.
Brangelina Officially Engaged
After seven years together and six kids, they're finally going to make it official. His rep has confirmed Brad Pitt and Angeline Jolie are engaged to be married, and this week's People magazine has an independent jewelry who says the diamond ring could be as much as 10 carats with a price tag of $1-million.
"Hunger Games" Number One Again
There's just no stopping "The Hunger Games." The film was number one at the box office for a fourth week with $21.5-million. "The Three Stooges" debuted at number two with $17.1-million followed by "The Cabin in the Woods" with $14.9-million.
Spring Lawn & Garden Sale: Saturday 8am - 5pm and Sunday 9am - 4pm at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in the Expo Building. Free admission and free parking.
Untamed Shrews: Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm at Donnie B's Comedy Club. Call 391-JOKE or visit www.donniebsofspringfield.com for tickets.
Zac Brown Band Tickets on sale: Show is Wednesday, August 1st at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis. Tickets on sale Saturday at 11:00am through www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
Bobcat Birthday Bash: Friday at Henson Robinson Zoo 6pm - 7:30pm. $5.50 for adults, $3.50 for kids 3-12. Non-resident rate is higher. www.hensonrobinsonzoo.org
Italian Dinner: Sunday 4-7pm at American Legion Post 32, 1120 Sangamon Ave. $8 per person. Includes mostaccioli and meatballs, salad, garlic bread, and dessert.
Trivia Night: Friday at 7pm (doors open at 6pm) at Knights of Columbus Hall at Iles& Meadowbrook Roads. Proceeds benefit St. Patrick's School. $10 per person. Reservations at 523-7670.
Animal Upscale Collectible Sale: Friday 5-8pm and Sunday 8-11:30am in the former Fashion Bug in White Oaks Plaza (between Kohl's and TJ Maxx. New and gently used items, clothing, kids' corner, food and a bake sale. Dogs will be available for adoption as well. Proceeds benefit the Animal Protective League. Admission is $3.
Confederate Railroad/Mad Hoss Jackson: Friday at 7pm at the Morgan County Fairgrounds. Part of Freedom Fest. $10 for tickets, gates open at 5:30pm.
E Buzz for April 13, 2012
Judges Use Their Save on "Idol"
It was a strange night on "American Idol" last night when arguably the three best contestants ended up in the bottom three and in danger of going home. Then there was utter shock when Jessica Sanchez, a favorite throughout the season, was named as the lowest vote-getter. Sanchez didn't even finish her song before the judges ran on stage to tell her she wouldn't be going home because they were going to use their one "save" of the season to bring her back next week.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction This Weekend
The class of 2012 will be inducted in Cleveland this weekend including Donovan, Beastie Boys, and Guns N' Roses. Several members of Guns N' Roses will attend, however lead singer Axl Rose will not. He has also refused to be inducted. The induction ceremony will be taped for an HBO special to debut May 5th.
Harry Potter Author Reveals Details of New Book
After writing seven Harry Potter books, J.K. Rowling has announced a title and a release date for her new, non-Harry Potter novel. It will be called "The Casual Vacancy," and it will be out September 27th. The story will be set in an English town where things are not as idyllic as they seem on the surface.
Britney Spears to Get $15-million on "X Factor"
The rumors haven't been officially confirmed, but TheWrap.com is saying Britney Spears has reached a deal to be a judge on "X Factor" for $15-million. She would reportedly get $13-million for judging and a bonus $2-million for performing on the show. If this is all true, Spears has bested Jennifer Lopez with her $12-million for "American Idol."
Axl Rose Says No to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
He's always been a jerk, and now he's proved it again. Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses has said thanks but no thanks to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame turning down the invitation to the ceremony and his induction as a member of Guns N' Roses. Rose says it's a personal decision and he his honored by the recognition. The induction ceremony is Saturday, April 14th in Cleveland.
Marc Anthony Officially Files For Divorce from Jennifer Lopez
The papers have been filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, and Marc Anthony is asking for joint legal and physical custody of their twins. Although they've been separated since last July, Anthony and Lopez seem to have an amicable relationship. They're still working together on their TV series "Q'Viva! The Chosen."
Now We Know For Sure Which Springfield Belongs to the "Simpsons"
For years people in Springfield, Illinois, have claimed that we are the official town of "The Simpsons," but now it's been revealed untrue. The creator of "The Simpsons," Matt Groening, has finally settled the argument. The show is set in Springfield, Oregon. Groening picked the name, because one of his favorite childhood shows (Father Knows Best) was set in Springfield.
Another Dancer Gets Booted, and Melissa Gilbert Missing
The actress best known as Laura Ingalls, Melissa Gilbert, didn't make it back to the "Dancing with the Stars" results show. After suffering a concussion during her performance Monday night host Tom Bergeron announced she was taking the night off. She is expected to return to the show next week. Then there was the elimination, and it was an emotional one as Sherri Shepherd was booted from the show.
Britney Spears Close to "X Factor" Deal
Deadline.com is reporting Britney Spears and "X Factor" are in final negotiations to have the pop star on the judges panel for the next season. Spears would be filling one of the seats vacated by Paula Abdul and Nichole Scherzinger who were fired after the first season. The show is already auditioning for season two, and the second season is to premiere in September.
"The Hunger Games" Director Won't Direct The Sequel
The film has already earned more than $460-million worldwide, and there is huge anticipation for the sequel, "Catching Fire." However the sequel won't have the same director. Gary Ross released a statement to E! News that he won't be returning to direct the next movie in the series. He says he doesn't have the time he needs to "write and prep' the movie he would want to make. "Catching Fire" is scheduled to hit theaters November 22, 2013.
Another Injury on "Dancing with the Stars"
Who knew dancing could be so dangerous? Last night Melissa Gilbert danced on the show as usual, but at the end of the show she wasn't there. Turns out she suffered a bump on the head during her performance and was taken to the hospital after she reported feeling dizzy. She later tweeted that she was "alright."
Fox Renews Three Shows
Good news if you're a fan of "Glee," "Raising Hope," or "New Girl." Fox is bringing them all back for another season. No word yet on "Fringe," "Alcatraz," or "The Finder."
Newark, New Jersey Residents Unhappy About Whitney Houston's Funeral Costs
Whitney Houston's hometown of Newark, New Jersey spent more than $187,000 in police overtime for her funeral in February, and a lot of people are unhappy about that. CBS New York quotes a Newark resident as saying the family of Houston "should have been the ones providing for" the additional security. Mildred Crump, a Newark Councilwoman says the the measures the city took were necessary to keep people from being hurt.
Mattel Introduces Katniss Everdeen Barbie
With the extreme popularity of "The Hunger Games" it should come as no shock that there's a Barbie from the movie. You'll be able to find this Barbie in stores August.
"Hunger Games" Makes It Three In a Row
Even the return of "Titanic" and an "American Reunion" couldn't keep the "Hunger Games" down at the box office this weekend. The film pulled in $33.5-million to stay at number one for a third week. "American Reunion" took in $21.5-million, while "Titanic 3D" made $17.4-million to come in third.
Former Nickelodeon TV Star Arrested
Actress Amanda Bynes got into a bit of trouble Friday morning. According to the West Hollywood Sheriff's Department, Bynes struck a police car that was stopped at an intersection around 3am. Police say she hit the car from behind as she tried to pass it. Bynes was arrested for driving under the influence. This isn't the only recent driving incident Bynes has had. Last month she reportedly sped away from an officer before he could hand her a ticket for allegedly talking on her cell phone while driving. Bynes showed up at the police station later in the day to sign the ticket.
Mike Wallace Dies
He was one of the founding hosts and hosted "60 Minutes" for nearly 50 years. Mike Wallace has died at the age of 93. He was known for his tough interview style and once told reporters that if he could write his own epigraph it would read, "Tough But Fair."
Enormously Popular Artist, Thomas Kinkade, Dies
It was a surprise to hear that artist Thomas Kinkade died last Friday at the age of 54. An autopsy is scheduled for today to determine what caused his death. Kinkade was best known for his oil prints of cottage and garden scenery.
Gabriel Rutledge: Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm at Donnie B's Comedy Club. Call 391-JOKE or visit www.donniebsofspringfield.com for tickets.
Easter Egg Hunt: Country Market's annual event at Grant Middle School with 10,000 eggs and free photos with the Easter Bunny. Saturday there are hunts for ages 1-2 at 11:00am, 3-5 at 11:15am, and 6-9 at 11:30am.
Easter Egg Hunt: Saturday 11am - 1pm on the town square in Girard. Prizes, free food and drink, bounce houses for kids, and more. www.firstbaptistgirard.com
E Buzz for April 6, 2012
It's Down to the Final Seven on "Idol"
Another contestant was axed last night on "American Idol'. While Jennifer Lopez wanted to utilize the judges save for DeAndre Brackensick, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson disagreed. So it was goodbye to DeAndre.
Matt Lauer is Staying with "Today"
After much speculation, Matt Lauer has put all the rumors to rest by signing a new contract to remain anchor of the "Today" show. The details on the multi-year contract are expected to be announced this morning on the show.
Kardashian and Kanye?
Does anyone else think this is just a disaster waiting to happen? Rumors are swirling that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are dating. TMZ.com says they were spotted on a lunch date two times this week in New York. Oh boy.
A Fun Video To Make You Laugh
John & I saw this video today, and we were just cracking up. Rain delays are boring, unless you're these guys. Watch how Southern Miss and Ole Miss entertained themselves...
Whitney Houston Autopsy Report Released
We already know the coroner determined Whitney Houston's cause of death was accidental drowning with heart disease and chronic cocaine use as contributing factors. Now more details about her death have emerged with the release of the full autopsy report. The report says Houston's assistant found her face down in the bath tub, and cocaine was found in the hotel room.
Sometimes Maybe It's Best Not to Look Into Your Ancestry
Actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick have been married for 23-years now, but on Sunday's "Finding Your Roots" on PBS we'll find out how close they really are. Turns out they are actually distant cousins. The show is part of a 10-part series that uses DNA technology to trace the genealogy of famous people. It airs Sunday night.
SNL May Be Losing Some Major Players After This Season
"Us Weekly" is reporting Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, and Andy Samberg are all leaving SNL after this season ends. Sources tell the magazine Wiig was "talking about leaving a while ago"
"True Blood" Returns June 10th
If you're a Trubie (a fan of True Blood) you'll be excited to know it won't be too much longer until the show returns to HBO for a fifth season. Chris Meloni, formerly of "Law & Order: SVU" will be joining the cast this season as "an ancient, powerful vampire who holds the fate of Bill and Eric in his hands," according to show creator Alan Ball.
"Titanic" Song Makes Kate Winslet Want to Hurl
James Cameron's blockbuster "Titanic" made Kate Winslet a star. And while the actress likes the film, she can't stand the theme song, "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion. She told MTV News she feels like throwing up every time she hears it. Apparently people constantly try to surprise her with the song whenever she walks into a bar or a restaurant, and sometimes they even try to make her sing it.. "Titanic" 3D hits theaters today.
Now You Can Take a Bite Out of Tim Tebow
In honor of quarterback Tim Tebow's move to the Jets, New York City's Carnegie Deli has created a sandwich in his honor. It's called the Jet Bow, and it's four pounds of pastrami, corned beef, roast beef, and American cheese on white bread. $22.22 is what you'll pay.
David Letterman and Craig Ferguson Will Be Around for a While
CBS has extended the contracts of both David Letterman and Craig Ferguson for two more years. You'll be able to see them through 2014.
Neil Patrick Harris Tapped to Host Again
The Tony Awards will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris for the third time on June 10th in New York. Not only with Harris host, but he'll also co-produce the show.
Alec Baldwin Engaged
It's a big week for Alec Baldwin. He turns 54 this week and he's now engaged. The actor popped the question to Hilaria Thomas over the weekend. The two have been dating since last summer.
A "Dumb and Dumber" Sequel?
Now you might say there's already been a sequel to 1994's "Dumb and Dumber" starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. However, the Farrelly brothers (who did the first one) were not involved with 2003's "Dumb & Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd". According to Peter Farrelly on ComingSoon.net, they will begin shooting "Dumb and Dumber Two" with both Carrey and Daniels this fall.
Trailer for Whitney Houston's Last Film Released
The film is "Sparkle" and is a remake of a 1976 film of the same name. You may recognize "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks as well.
Another Easy Win for "Hunger Games"
"Wrath of the Titans" couldn't unseat "The Hunger Games" at the box office this weekend. "The Hunger Games" pulled in another $61.1-million bringing its worldwide take to nearly $365-million. "Wrath of the Titans" made $34.2-million, while "Mirror Mirror" opened in third with $19-million.
Adam Sandler Awards Sweep
It's not an award show you want to sweep, but Adam Sandler has done it. Sunday the Razzie Awards were handed out for the worst in film, and Sandler's "Jack and Jill" picked up ten awards. According to the Razzie website, "Jack and Jill" is the first film in 32 years to win every trophy presented. He must be so proud.
The First Lady Gets Sort of Slimed at the Kids' Choice Awards
Saturday in L.A. the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards were held, and Halle Berry was the first to get slimed. Justin Bieber and Will Smith got slimed big time with the biggest slime attack at the end of the show. First Lady Michelle Obama appeared on the show to award Taylor Swift the KCA Big Help award for her charity work. Mrs. Obama didn't get slimed, but she did get a little slime on her from the Bieber/Smith attack.
Bruce Willis is a Dad Again
Congratulations to Bruce Willis and his wife Emma Hemming.
They welcomed a baby girl named Mabel Ray Willis to the world on Sunday. Willis may be 57, but he's not slowing down. He has five films coming out this year including "G.I. Joe Retaliation".