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Stephen Colbert is surveying the late night landscape on network television. The Comedy Central funnyman dropped by CBS' "Late Show With David Letterman" Tuesday to get a little advice from the man he will be replacing next year. Colbert's "Late Show" visit Tuesday marked his first appearance on the show since he was announced as Letterman's successor two weeks ago.
Lupita Nyong'o is this year's "Most Beautiful" person. The 31-year-old actress took home an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "12 Years a Slave."
Katy Perry is already managing to ruffle feathers with her music video for "Birthday" -- and it hasn't even been released as yet. The star gave fans a teaser video on Tuesday titled, "World's Worst Birthday Party Entertainers." It shows Katy dressed incognito as a number of colorful characters. One is a bar mitzvah entertainer. A blogger on Salon.com questions the promo's comedic value, wondering why she felt the need to use stereotypes to promote her video. Katy also plays an oversexed elderly Las Vegas dancer, a hillbilly animal trainer and a Valley Girl princess children's face painter. The singer tweeted that the video for "Birthday" is "the most insane one [she's] ever done." It drops in full on Thursday.
DREW BARRYMORE and her husband Will Kopelman welcomed a baby girl yesterday. Frankie Barrymore Kopelman.
"NCIS" is back to #1 in the ratings with 17.1 million viewers, and "Game of Thrones" is still the most-watched show on cable again with 6.6 million viewers.
Fans of the TV drama "Nashville" will see something a little different this week. "Nashville: On the Record" is a behind-the-scenes special that delves into the show's music. Pistol Annies' Ashley Monroe and other songwriters who've penned material for the series will discuss their contributions to the show, while some of the stars of "Nashville" will perform the songs. Hayden Panettiere, Charles Esten, and Clare Bowen are a few of the cast members featured in the special episode. "Nashville: On The Record" will air on ABC at the show's regular time, tonight at 9.
Lorde is being sidelined by a "nasty chest infection." A statement from an Australian concert promoter says the Grammy-winning teenager is headed home to New Zealand for "immediate rest and recuperation." She's calling off an Australian tour that was scheduled to start later this week, but promises to make up the shows as soon as possible. Lorde just finished playing the second of two weekends at Coachella, and says she's been advised by her doctor, her parents, and the rest of her team to take a break after essentially going non-stop since the Grammys in January.
Celebrity super-couple Jay Z and Beyonce won't be among the guests at Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's upcoming wedding. The "Daily Mail" says Jay Z doesn't want to attend the ceremony because it will be televised on the reality show "Keeping Up With the Kardashians." He and Beyonce will instead reportedly fork out close to 170-thousand dollars so Kim and Kanye can spend their honeymoon on a rented yacht. Jay Z also will be hosting a lavish bachelor party at his New York club 40/40 for his longtime buddy Kanye.
CHARLIE SHEEN and BRETT ROSSI will reportedly get married on November 22nd. A source says, quote, "It's going to be extremely elaborate, and Charlie has told Brett to plan the wedding of her dreams, with no cap on the budget." Brett also shot down a rumor that she isn't divorced from her last husband yet. She says she's never been married.
RICHARD GERE is dating "Top Chef" host PADMA LAKSHMI. He's 64, she's 43.
The misdemeanor assault trial of R&B singer Chris Brown won't begin until Wednesday. The trial in DC Superior Court was supposed to begin yesterday but is being postponed because Brown's bodyguard, Chris Hollosy, was found guilty of misdemeanor assaul and won't testify in Brown's trial until his appeal has been considered. While Brown has been sent back to jail, prosecutors will think about granting Hollosy immunity so he can appear on the witness stand in Brown's trial.
Drew Carey won't be coming on down to the set of "Dancing With The Stars." The game show host and his partner Cheryl Burke were voted off the competition on Monday night's episode. Carey had originally joined the cast as a way to celebrate his recent, life-changing weight loss.
Netflix is raising the stakes for those who have not yet signed on to watch "House of Cards" and other Netflix fare. The video rental and streaming service is raising its monthly subscription prices a dollar or two for new customers. Netflix made the announcement Monday, saying it would move forward with the rate hike later this year after observing "little impact" with higher rates in Ireland. The company says the higher fees will go toward buying more content for its nearly 50-million global subscribers. Existing Netflix customers currently pay $7.99 a month. New customers are expected to pay about $8.99 or $9.99 a month.
First Lady MICHELLE OBAMA will appear on the Disney Channel series "Jessie" on May 16th.
Comedy Central funnyman Stephen Colbert is returning to David Letterman's "Late Show" as a guest tonight. It will mark his first appearance on the show since he was announced as Letterman's replacement a few weeks ago. Letterman announced his plans to retire from his longrunning talk show earlier this month on April 3rd. Colbert was named as his successor a week later. Letterman will step down as "Late Show" host sometime next year.
"Call of Duty" players can download a new customization for "Ghosts" today that features Snoop Dogg doing your call outs in multiplayer. There's also one to hear the voice of "Full Metal Jacket" drill instructor R. Lee Ermey instead.
On the finale of her reality show last night, LINDSAY LOHAN revealed that she suffered a MISCARRIAGE during filming. She didn't say who the father was. But she said, quote, "No one knows this, I had a miscarriage for those two weeks that I took off. It's a very long story, but that's why on the show when it says she doesn't want to come down, I couldn't move, I was sick. Mentally, that messes with you."
Miley Cyrus is letting fans know she's on her way to recovery. The pop star has been confined to a bed since last week after having to cancel the rest of her U.S. "Bangerz" tour due to a "severe allergic reaction" to antibiotics. But the 21-year-old is keeping her over 17-million Twitter followers up to date, saying she spent her first night "sleeping all the way through by [herself]" over the weekend. She also wished fans a happy Easter from her hospital bed on Sunday, adding that she was also disappointed to be missing out on another holiday -- "4-20." The singer, who has been open about her use of marijuana in the past, assured fans she was "in bed, crying and NOT stoned" this year.
Miley has rescheduled cancelled tour dates in Uniondale, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Nashville, Louisville, St. Louis, Kansas City and Chicago, and will be returning in early August. A European tour is on the books for the months of May and June.
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The call for Justin Bieber's deportation isn't on the White House's list of priorities. Its refusing to comment on the issue, which was brought up earlier this year when almost 275-thousand citizens signed a petition on WhiteHouse.gov's "We The People" asking to revoke the Canadian pop star's green card. The White House has released its official statement starting with the sentence, "Sorry to disappoint, but we won't be commenting on this one." It cites the petition's terms of participation, and its right to decline comment "to avoid the appearance of improper influence."
RUBIN CARTER . . . the boxer whose wrongful incarceration inspired BOB DYLAN'S song "Hurricane" has died. He was 76, and had been battling prostate cancer. DENZEL WASHINGTON scored an Oscar nomination for playing him in the 1999 movie,"Hurricane". Washington released a statement Sunday saying "God bless Rubin Carter and his tireless fight to ensure justice for all." Carter spent nearly two decades in prison for murder, but was released after it was determined he did not receive a fair trial.
Word has it GWEN STEFANI will take CHRISTINA AGUILERA'S seat on "The Voice" next season. Christina is currently pregnant with her second child. No official announcement has been made.
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" was #1 at the box office for a third straight week, earning $26.6 million over Easter weekend.
The GREG KINNEAR movie "Heaven is for Real" made $21.5 million in 3rd place . . . butJOHNNY DEPP had another disappointing showing with his sci-fi movie "Transcendence" earning just $11.2 million in 4th place.
A mysterious image found on Apple Maps is "likely" evidence of the fabled Loch Ness monster in the Scottish Highlands, says a bunch of monster enthusiasts. Others note the picture resembles the wake of a boat.
Apple is known for inventing the iPhone and revolutionizing personal technology, but now it is famous for solving one of the enduring mysteries of man's encounters with the uncanny: it has found the Loch Ness monster.
Or so claim Loch Ness theorists, who point to a satellite image on Apple maps that shows a mysterious shape in the Scottish body of water where the famous monster is said to dwell, reports the Daily Mail.
The image appears to show a large ripple in the water, similar to the wake of a boat. But monster conspiracists see something else altogether. After a comprehensive analysis, enthusiasts at theOfficial Loch Ness Monster Fan Club have concluded that the figure is "likely" the fabled beast:
"It looks like a boat wake, but the boat is missing. You can see some boats moored at the shore, but there isn't one here. We've shown it to boat experts and they don't know what it is," Club president Gary Campbell told the Mail. "Whatever this is, it is under the water and heading south, so unless there have been secret submarine trials going on in the loch, the size of the object would make it likely to be Nessie."
The image was spotted by two people who noticed it at the end of last year on their phones, who said they were just perusing Apple maps when they found the mysterious image. The map image can only be seen on some iPads and iPhones and beamed by the Apple satellite map app.
So next time you're on Apple maps, keep an eye out for the Yeti in your backyard.
Miley Cyrus is still in the hospital here in KC. In a statement to CNN, a rep for the pop star suggested that Miley's scheduled shows over the next week may not happen. The rep says Cyrus had a bad reaction to prescription medication for a sinus infection a week ago, adding that "This type of extreme reaction can last from five to 27 days in these types of cases." Miley tweeted her frustration with the situation on Thursday, saying she's "over the hospital." Sharing an Instagram picture of herself lying in the hospital bed, she added, "can't quit crying I wanna go back on tour. I'm meant to be onstage performing for y'all... not laying in a hospital bed."
Bill and Hillary Clinton are about to become grandparents. Daughter Chelsea Clinton shared the news Thursday that she and her husband of almost four years, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year. The former first daughter announced her pregnancy while speaking at the Clinton Foundation's "Full Participation Project"
Dating rumors are swirling around Tom Cruise and "Orange Is The New Black" star Laura Prepon. She is a fellow Scientologist. Reps for both stars denied the reports at the time.
"Scandal" fans know all too well that no character is ever really safe on the hit ABC drama. Thursday's season finale had even more death, but creator Shonda Rhimes says killing someone on the show isn't something she takes lightly. In fact, she makes the dreaded phone calls herself when it comes time to tell the actors about their impending doom. Rhimes sat down with Jimmy Kimmel for his "Behind the Scandalabra" late-night special.
JENNY MCCARTHY and actor/NKOTB, DONNIE WAHLBERG are engaged. She announced it on "The View" yesterday.
They also announced that every single co-host, past and present, will be on the show on Thursday, May 15th . . . the day before BARBARA WALTERS officially retires.
A rapper called Christ Bearer just tried to commit suicide in Los Angeles yesterday, by cutting off his manhood and then jumping off a second-floor balcony. Only he didn't die, and now he's in critical condition in the hospital. (His real name is Andre Johnson, and he was part of a duo called Northstar that was discovered by members of the Wu-Tang Clan. There were people there with him when he did it, and they say he WASN'T on any kind of drugs that would have made him flip out.)
A lawyer for "X-Men" director Bryan Singer says accusations that the filmmaker sexually abused an underage boy are "completely without merit." A federal lawsuit was filed in Hawaii Wednesday by Michael Egan, who is accusing Singer of rape and forced intoxication back in 1999 when he was just 17-years-old. Singer's attorney Marty Singer says they're confident Bryan will be vindicated in what he calls an "absurd and defamatory lawsuit."
Actor Will Arnett has officially filed for divorce from Amy Poehler. They have been separated for more than 18 months. The couple has two sons, Archie and Abel.
The "Frozen" soundtrack has passed TWO MILLION in total sales, and is spending its 10th week at the top of the charts this week.
Fans are not giving Miley Cyrus a break after cancelling her KC concert last night at the Sprint Center. Haters are calling her all sorts of horrible things even though she was hospitalized due to a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics. It probably didn't help that she said Kansas in her tweet even though the concert was in Missouri.
"Kansas I promise Im as as you are. I wanted so badly 2 b there 2night. Not being with yall makes me feel sh***ier than I already do," she tweeted. "Mr. Octopussy & some amazing Drs are taking good care of me"
She started tweeting again early this morning saying, "the hospital is sayin i wont b released today (sad kitty face) therefore Im not going 2 make it 2 St Louis. Im so sorry but somethings are outta my control." Miley fans can receive refunds. The shows are not being rescheduled at this time.
Stephen Colbert is returning to David Letterman's "Late Show" as a guest next week. It will mark his first appearance on the show since he was announced as Letterman's replacement last Thursday.
Meanwhile…CHELSEA HANDLER posted a photo, of herself holding some papers with the CBS logo on them, and mentioned something about a "business meeting". That made people think she was in talks to take over for CRAIG FERGUSON after his contract is up this summer.
But a spokesperson for CBS says, quote, "There are no discussions with Chelsea Handler regarding the network's 12:30 late night broadcast. Her meeting with CBS yesterday was a general meeting with our syndication [division]."
George Brett finally got to meet Lorde! He told TMZ Sports yesterday that Lorde's people reached out to him and asked if he would like to hang with the "Royals" singer before her concert in Vegas last night. Brett says he immediately accepted the invitation -- and says he's really excited to meet her. Lorde has previously stated that she was inspired to write the song after seeing an image of Brett in National Geographic wearing his Kansas City Royals uniform. Brett was invited to meet up with Lorde when she recently played in KC at The Midland but he had scheduling conflicts -- so he sent her a few thank-you gifts in his place ... including an autographed #5 jersey.
Here is the update from MLB: "And now you're Royal. @lordemusic meets @Royals icon George Brett."
WILL FERRELL and JOHN C. REILLY are teaming up again for "Border Guards", about two guys who accidentally get stranded in Mexico while trying to protect the border. They previously teamed up for "Step Brothers" and "Talladega Nights".
PAUL WALKER'S younger brothers have been hired to serve as stand-ins for him in "Fast & Furious 7". The producers say, quote, "Having them on set has made us all feel that Paul is with us too."
Gamers playing "Call of Duty: Ghosts" will soon be able to Snoopify their gameplay. Snoop Dogg is lending his voice to the game in an upcoming voice pack available in multiplayer mode. Once installed, Snoop's unique voice will call out players' killstreaks as well as enemy activity. He will also provide commentary as players navigate the battlefield. Much of Snoop's dialogue was penned by "Call of Duty" writers, but he says they understood his "flavor" and allowed him to "put a little Snoopism" on top of it. Snoop's voice pack will cost just under three-dollars and will be available on April 22nd.