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  • Stephen Colbert visits David Letterman

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    It's a "Late Show" lovefest tonight as outgoing host David Letterman welcomes his replacement, Stephen Colbert, as a guest for the first time since Colbert signed on to take the reins of CBS's late-night talk show next year, according to Yahoo TV. And this is no Leno-Conan situation; these two are obviously on great terms. Colbert has been a "Late Show" guest a dozen times already, and in the preview clip above, Letterman warmly introduces the man who'll take his seat as "the very talented and always entertaining Stephen Colbert."

  • Macklemore hits sour note with his Jordan shoe

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    As if two Grammys and a platinum record weren't proof enough that Macklemore is here to stay, the 30-year-old rapper recently received a present that most artists would never dream of, according to ThePostGame.com. Before performing at the Jordan Brand Classic at Barclays Center, Macklemore debuted some new shoes that are the result of his collaboration with Nike's Jordan Brand.

  • Cuba Gooding Jr.'s Wife Sara Kapfer Files For Divorce After 20 Years of Marriage

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Cuba Gooding Jr. better get ready to show his wife Sara Kapfer the money. After 20 years of marriage and three children together, Kapfer filed for divorce from Gooding on Tuesday, April 22, according to Yahoo Celebrity. The actor's now-estranged wife, a school teacher, cited irreconcilable differences in the filing papers, according to documents obtained by TMZ. She asked for joint custody for the couple's three children Spencer, 19, Mason, 17, and Piper, 8. "The Jerry Maguire actor, 46, actor, 46, met Kapfer as a teenager when they were high school sweethearts. Gooding and Kapfer were married in 1994, Yahoo Celebrity reports.

  • 10 performances that rocked music festival history

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Woodstock may have captured the spirit of a generation, but the Monterey Pop Festival had more moments that changed popular music. That's the collective opinion of USA TODAY readers, who recently voted to select 10 breakout festival moments for inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's new year-long exhibit Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience, which opens Friday. The fests are part of a montage that plays on a giant video wall at the exhibit's entrance.

  • Three Hollywood Executives Accused Of Sexual Abuse

    Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Three Hollywood executives were accused of sexual abuse Monday in lawsuits filed by the man who last week accused "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him, according to BuzzFeed. Garth Ancier, Gary Goddard, and David Neuman allegedly sexually abused Michael Egan during parties at an Encino, Calif., mansion and on trips to Hawaii, the suits, which were filed in a federal court in Hawaii, state. The allegations against Singer, which he has denied, took place at the same parties and trips. Egan, 31, says he was 15 when the abuse first occurred. The men each allegedly fondled or groped Egan, sodomized him, forced him to engage in oral copulation and encouraged him to consume drugs or alcohol, according to the suits. Egan’s attorney Jeff Herman described them as part of a larger “Hollywood sex ring” at a press conference Monday.

  • Tarantino to scrap leaked film's ending

    Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Quentin Tarantino told a standing-room-only crowd gathered for a staged reading of his latest film script, The Hateful Eight, that this was the one and only time they would see it with the current ending, in which all of the movie’s major characters die, according to Yahoo Movies. Speaking to an eclectic crowd that included only a handful of prominent industry-ites (among them Harvey Weinstein and Tarantino’s WME agent, Mike Simpson), he said the movie was divided into five parts, or “chapters,” and that “I am working right now on a second draft. This is the first draft.”

  • Julia Roberts Opens Up About Losing Half-Sister

    Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Julia Roberts may look happy on the cover of the May issue of WSJ magazine, but behind that smile she is grieving the loss of her half-sister, Nancy Motes, who passed away of an apparent drug overdose in February. The actress opened up for the first time about the death in an interview with the magazine that took place just weeks after, according to Yahoo Celebrity. "It's just heartbreak. It's only been 20 days. There aren't words to explain what any of us have been through in these last 20 days," Julia explained. "It's hour by hour some days, but you just keep looking ahead." According to the mag, the 46-year-old's eyes began to well up as she explained, "You don't want anything bad to happen to anyone, but there are so many tragic, painful, inexplicable things in the world. But [as with] any situation of challenge and despair, we must find a way, as a family. It's so hard to formulate a sentence about it outside the weepy huddle of my family."

  • How Jennifer Lawrence’s Easier 'X-Men' Costume Might Lead to Mystique Spin-off

    Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    So, are we getting a Mystique spin-off from the "X-Men" movies or what? When news broke about the possibility of multiple "X-Men" movie spin-offs — all pegged to the upcoming release and imminent success of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" — the Internet went wild with theories and analysis about which characters should and would get the stand-alone movie treatment. Not surprisingly, a Jennifer Lawrence-led Mystique spin-off received the most headline attention after "Days of Future Past" writer/producer Simon Kinberg stated his interest in exploring Mystique's solo story with Lawrence continuing to play the character, according to Yahoo Movies.

  • Colorado Springs bar owner fined $21,000 over karaoke

    Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    In 2012, the boys were just back in Colorado Springs from Afghanistan and celebrating at the Carey-On Saloon with a night of karaoke. One grabbed the straw hat covered with signatures wishing him well that hangs on a hook at the bar, and he wore it proudly as he took the stage with three friends. Backed by the karaoke machine, the four men belted "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue" and other Toby Keith songs meant to honor the military.

  • 'Parenthood' Finally Featured A Coming-Out Story But It Left A Lot To Be Desired

    Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Haddie Braverman (Sarah Ramos) had been missing on "Parenthood" for a whole season. And unlike other absent TV children — Judy Winslow on "Family Matters," Laurie Foreman on "The ’70s Show," and, of course, prodigal son Chuck Cunningham on "Happy Days" — the lack of Haddie (who, granted, was never the most liked character on NBC’s tear-jerking drama) felt even less excusable. "Parenthood" seemed above the case of the missing milk carton television characters and it was disappointing, surprising, and unrealistic to see the usually dependable show fall short in that respect, according to BuzzFeed. But even more so than Haddie’s disappearing act, perhaps the most glaringly disappointing element of "Parenthood" was the fact that in five seasons, there had not been a single recurring queer character. For a show with an incredibly large and sprawling ensemble cast — and one set in progressive Berkeley, Calif. — it felt like a hugely missed opportunity.

  • Lindsay Lohan: I had a miscarriage

    Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Lindsay Lohan says she suffered a miscarriage during the taping of her reality TV series, according to FOX News. The 27-year-old actress made the disclosure during Sunday's final episode of "Lindsay," the OWN cable channel series. Lohan said the miscarriage was the reason she was unable to appear on the program at one point. She said she was sick and unable to move, FOX News reports.

  • Country music singer Kevin Sharp dies at age 43

    Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Kevin Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, has died. He was 43, according to The Associated Press. The AP reports his sister Mary Huston said Sharp died at his mother's Fair Oaks, Calif., home, at 10:49 p.m. Saturday of complications from past stomach surgeries and digestive issues. "He had a strong heart, that's what kept him alive, (but) I'm so happy for him, that there's no more suffering," Huston said through tears and exhaustion. She had cared for her brother since his return home to Northern California last Friday after 10 weeks in the hospital.

  • Transgender Icon Claims She Was Banned From Facebook For Using 'Tranny' And 'Shemale'

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Following a week of controversy surrounding language and its use against and in the transgender and drag communities, transgender icon Jayne County claims to have found herself banned from Facebook for using words that some activists have stated are transphobic, according to The Huffington Post. Jayne County, hailed as one of rock n' roll's first gender variant icons and a fixture in the Andy Warhol factory scene, posted a Facebook status on Tuesday that contained the words "shemale" and "tranny."

  • Whoopi Goldberg Lands Pro-Marijuana Column

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Whoopi Goldberg: comedian, actress ... weed columnist? The celebrity has landed a new writing gig for a pro-marijuana website. Goldberg's column premiered today on the Cannabist, the Denver Post's website covering legalized marijuana in Colorado, Newser reports. In her first piece, Goldberg writes about her beloved vaporizing pen, which she says relieves her glaucoma headaches.

  • Chris Brown trial could start Friday afternoon

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    A judge in Washington is expected give her verdict soon in the trial of a bodyguard for singer Chris Brown on an assault charge, according to The Associated Press. Brown's trial could start as soon as Friday afternoon, after the judge finishes the trial of bodyguard Christopher Hollosy. Both men are facing an assault charge after a Maryland man says they punched him outside a Washington hotel in October. Hollosy's trial began Thursday, the AP reports.

  • New Prince album coming under Warner Bros. partnership

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    A new album, a deluxe reissue of Purple Rain and more unheard music: That's what Prince fans can expect from his new global licensing deal with Warner Bros. Records, according to USA TODAY. "A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records and Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations and look forward to a fruitful working relationship," Prince said in a news release. The deal covers all of Prince's albums, from 1978's For You to the new one. The announcement comes two months before the 30th anniversary of the release of his best-selling album, 1984's Purple Rain, which has sold more than 13 million copies in the U.S. Prince plans a digitally re-mastered deluxe version of the album to coincide with the anniversary, USA TODAY reports.

  • Hayden Panettiere not asked to appear in 'Heroes' reboot

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Hayden Panettiere won't be appearing in the new NBC "Heroes" remake. In fact, she wasn't even asked, according to The New York Daily News. The 24-year-old "Nashville" star revealed to Cosmopolitan that she didn't realize the show would be coming back until a family member clued her in. "Well, it was a shock to me," Panettiere said. "In fact, I believe I became privy to that through my cousin. She sent me a text message and told me about it."

  • Actress Kim Novak speaks out against Oscar night 'bullies'

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Kim Novak says that cruel jabs about how she looked during the Oscar ceremony amounted to bullying that left her crushed at first, but then determined to speak out in protest, according to The Associated Press. "It really did throw me into a tailspin and it hit me hard," Novak, 81, said in a telephone interview Thursday, after she released an open letter condemning remarks by Donald Trump and others about her appearance. In her letter, Novak said: "I will no longer hold myself back from speaking out against bullies. We can't let people get away with affecting our lives."

  • Naya Rivera raged to 'Glee' producers: Lea Michele's out of control

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Naya Rivera and Lea Michele were at the center of a near mutiny on the set of "Glee" that ended with one of them storming out in anger -- but who left ... depends on who you ask. Sources close to Naya tell TMZ most of the cast and crew were annoyed on Tuesday by Lea's diva antics -- like making everyone else wait to shoot a scene ... while she stepped away to deal with personal matters. We're told tensions finally got so bad Naya "had the stones" to go to producers and let them know -- on behalf of everyone -- that Lea was pissing off people.

  • 'Scandal' serves up explosive season finale!

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Yes, there was a bomb, says USA Today. We knew that going into Thursday's season finale of Scandal. But did it explode? Did it go off? Or as Olivia Pope (Kerry Washignton) might say through clenched teeth: "Did ... It... Go...Off??!!" "Mr. President, We have a situation!" said Jake Rosen (Scott Foley), bursting into President Fitzgerald Grant's meeting. And moments later, they all watched as a bomb went off at a church. Fitz (Tony Goldwyn), of course, wasn't there, but his opponent, Sally Langston (Kate Burton), was.