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There will be plenty of Billy Joel music rocking New York's Madison Square Garden.
Joel announced at the World's Most Famous Arena Tuesday that starting in January, he will be playing one concert every month so long as there is the demand. A press conference also announced Joel as the first ever music franchise at the Garden, joining sports teams the Rangers, Knicks and Liberty. Joel has played at the garden 46 times dating back to 1978.
GARTH BROOKS announced he's returning to the Wynn Las Vegas . . . and this time he's bringing his full band. He's doing two shows a night on January 3rd and 4th.
The producers of "Wheel of Fortune" have apologized for airing this episode on Monday. Host PAT SAJAK explained that the episode was taped a long time ago, and went out to stations several days before PAUL WALKER'S death.
Findings have yet to be announced but the autopsy on "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker is reportedly complete.
Meantime, Universal Pictures is continuing Paul Walker's charitable works. The studio announced Tuesday that a portion of the sales from the DVD and digital releases of "Fast & Furious 6" will go to the late actor's charity Reach Out Worldwide.
"Anchorman" Ron Burgundy is getting his own brand of scotch. It's being released by a company called Riviera Imports sometime this month. "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" comes out on the 18th.
"Glee" creator Ryan Murphy has announced that all the original cast members have been invited back for the show's 100th episode, which will air on March 18th. It's too early to say who is and who isn't onboard.
NATALIE PORTMAN says that when her character is kissing CHRIS HEMSWORTH at the end of "Thor: The Dark World", it's actually Hemsworth's real-life wife ELSA PATAKY doing the kissing.
Speaking of kissing… BRITNEY SPEARS was on Ellen and says she played spin the bottle with her fellow Mouseketeers back in the day, including RYAN GOSLING. But she only kissed JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE.
Katherine Jackson is getting back into battle against AEG Live. The Jackson family matriarch has filed new court papers seeking a new trial for her lawsuit involving the death of her son, Michael Jackson. Among other things, lawyers for Katherine are alleging jury misconduct, lack of evidence to support the October 2nd verdict and "an error in law occurring at trial." The documents were filed Monday. No date has been set for a hearing.
Jay Z and Beyoncé are going vegan. In a statement on his "Life and Times" website, Jay writes that he and Bey embarking on a 22 day challenge to eat only "plant-based" foodstuffs. Jay promises to keep fans updated on his progress and also asks for recommendation for "any great food spots" that might make the challenge easier.
Musical couple Katy Perry and John Mayer are putting their romance on display. The two have released a new cover for their duet "Who You Love," which was recorded for John's most recent album "Paradise Valley." It was shot by fashion photographer Mario Sorrenti. Exclusive photos from the couple's shoot will be published in "Vanity Fair." Mayer posted the cover to his Instagram page with the caption, "Proud of this song, proud of this artwork, proud of this girl."
Katy, meantime, is taking on a new role as UNICEF's newest Goodwill Ambassador. The singer says in a statement that she's "honored" to take on the role, and take she's "committed to doing everything [she] can to help children" achieve their goal of "a brighter future."
Kirstie Alley and a few of her fellow veteran sitcom stars are making their way back to television together. She kicks off her new TV Land show "Kirstie" tonight alongside former "Cheers" co-star Rhea Perlman and "Seinfeld" icon Michael Richards. "Kirstie" premieres tonight on TV Land at 9p KC time.
The Force of social media is drawing Darth Vader to Instagram. The "Star Wars" baddie helped launch the franchise's social media presence Tuesday with an Instagram selfie showing evidence of a battle with Rebels in the background. An accompanying caption read, "Another day at the office." The "Star Wars" Instagram account drew almost 100-thousand followers after going live Tuesday. It's part of the campaign lead-up to J.J. Abrams' much-anticipated "Star Wars" follow up, "Stars Wars: Episode VII." The movie is due in theaters in December 2015.
"Fast and Furious" star Vin Diesel makes his first public comments about the death of his co-star Paul Walker.
Friends, family and colleagues showed up to the crash site where Walker died in a fiery crash over the weekend in Valencia, California to pay their respects to the actor during a private memorial Monday. Universal Studios made a special request to the Santa Clarita City Manager's Office to hold the memorial and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says the company paid for all costs involved. After the memorial Diesel used the PA System in a police cruiser to tell the dozens of fans how much seeing the outpouring of support for the fallen actor meant to him.
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Unable to find evidence of a possible second car involved in the crash, authorities are now turning their focus to speed as a factor. A spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department tells CNN investigators have ruled out the presence of a second vehicle. Investigators followed up on tips suggesting drag racing may have played a role in the crash but by Monday afternoon determined no other car was involved. Authorities said from the onset they believed speed to be a factor.
Meanwhile...The manufacturer of the car that crashed and killed Paul and a friend warned dealers when it introduced the 612 horsepower car. Walker and Roger Rodas died Saturday when Rodas' Porsche Carrera GT crashed and caught fire in a Los Angeles suburb last weekend. The German carmaker wrote that the car is extremely sensitive and drivers need to be aware of road surface irregularities such as dips, pot holes, and pavement seams.
"Fast & Furious" producers are reportedly giving the green light to continue production on the next film in the series following the death of franchise star Paul Walker. "The Hollywood Reporter" says the decision was made by Universal Studios executives and director James Wan within a day of the horrific car accident that claimed Walker's life Saturday. Filming on "Fast & Furious 7" had been scheduled to resume after the Thanksgiving break but was suspended in the wake of the tragedy. Pending script rewrites and production delays are expected to push back the movie's release date, originally scheduled for next July.
Universal released a statement hours after Walker's death Saturday night, saying the studio, collectively, was "heartbroken." The studio called Walker "one of the most beloved and respected members" of its family for 14 years, adding that his loss is "devastating" for everyone involved.
According to Bing.com, BEYONCÉ is the most searched celebrity of the year, "Thrift Shop" is the most searched song, "Iron Man 3" is the most searched movie, and "Big Bang Theory" is the most searched TV show.
The Kardashians released their annual Christmas photo, and this year none of the men took part except BRUCE JENNER . . . and he was trapped in a glass case. Absent from the photo are Kanye West, Lamar Odom, Rob Kardashian and Kourtney's boyfriend Scott Disick.
Speaking of Kanye…he is in Kansas City tonight. Hopefully things will go as planned at the show. In Tampa on Saturday night there were some technical glitches and at one point, he "stormed off to the back of the stage," but the show resumed after a few minutes.
British pop star Rita Ora has landed a plum role in the much-anticipated "Fifty Shades Of Grey" movie. She will play Mia, the adopted younger sister of Jamie Dornan's Christian Grey character.
The movie, which also stars Dakota Johnson as "Grey's" leading lady Anastasia Steele, is expected to be released in February 2015.
and finally....ARBARA WALTERS has revealed some of the celebrities who will be featured on her 21st annual "Most Fascinating People of the Year" special.
As usual, the list has 10 entries. She's released nine of them ahead of time . . . while the Number One most fascinating person won't be unveiled until the special airs on December 18th. Here are the ones we know now:
Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden
The stars of "Duck Dynasty" Miley Cyrus "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts Prince George, the newborn son of Prince William and Kate Middleton Pope Francis
Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad
The show will also pay tribute to the previous 20 years of Barbara's "Most Fascinating People of the Year" specials, which started in 1993. Barbara is retiring next May . . . so this will be her last one.
Authorities could be conducting autopsies today for actor Paul Walker and his friend, who were both killed in a fiery crash in Valencia, California. The Coroner's Office says officials have requested dental records for 40-year-old Walker and 38-year-old Roger Rodas. The autopsies will determine whether the men were killed from blunt force trauma or the fire itself. Paul's dad spoke on the Today show this morning
The accident happened Saturday afternoon and speed was believed to be a factor.
Paul's friends tried to save him after the crash
Walker was best known for the "Fast and Furious" street racing films.
At the time of his death he had been working on the seventh installment of the film series. The movie is scheduled to be released next year …There's no official word on the movie's status . . . but the "Hollywood Reporter" says the plan for now is to delay production, but NOT to scrap it altogether.
Lindsay Lohan is suing the makers of "Grand Theft Auto V". She says they created a character that was based on her, without her permission. The character's name is Lacy Jonas. She's a celebrity who asks you to give her a ride to escape the paparazzi. Here's a clip from the game with Lacy in it.
In a new piece he wrote for Vulture.com…JOE JONAS admits that he lost his virginity at the age of 20, about four years ago. He doesn't say who with, but he does also note that he was in a relationship with ASHLEY GREENE from "Twilight" when he was 20. Joe also says he smoked pot for the first time with MILEY CYRUS and DEMI LOVATO when he was 17 or 18.
"His Airness" Michael Jordan has reportedly sired another heir-to-be. "Us Weekly" cites an unnamed rep for the 50-year-old basketball legend who says Jordan and his new wife, Cuban-American model Yvette Prieto, are expecting their first child together.
Jordan and Prieto, who is 34, wed in April after five years of dating. Jordan has three adult children from his previous marriage to Juanita Venoy.
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "Frozen" both broke box office records this Thanksgiving weekend. "Catching Fire" made $110 million for the highest total EVER for a long Thanksgiving weekend. And "Frozen" earned $93 million, the best DEBUT ever for a movie over Thanksgiving weekend. They are now the top two movies of all time on the Thanksgiving box office list.