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"Jurassic World" opened with $204.6 million . . . which was close to a record. It was the second-best opening weekend in HISTORY, behind "The Avengers", which made $207 million in its opening weekend in 2012. "Jurassic World" did set the record for highest worldwide opening of all time, with $511.8 million.
JOHN STAMOS was pulled over on Friday night in Beverly Hills for driving erratically. Apparently he was so out of it that the cops handcuffed him, and had paramedics take him to a hospital. He was later cited for DUI and released.
AMY SCHUMER was eating at a restaurant in New York City when she found out her waiter was a student, and was working two jobs to pay for his education. So she left him a $500 tip . . . on a $49 check.
DAVE GROHL tripped and fell off the stage during a FOO FIGHTERS show in Sweden, and broke his leg. It happened during the second song. But rather than cancel the show . . . he received treatment from medics, and came back out to finish the entire three-hour set.
A member of Australian rock group Five Seconds of Summer is recovering from an onstage pyrotechnics accident. Michael Clifford suffered burns to his face on Saturday night after a flame that was supposed to rise from the floor caught his hair on fire. The concert took place at London's Wembley Arena. The 19-year-old took to Twitter on Sunday to let fans know that his face is "fine" and that he would re-join the group for their final gig at the venue. Five Seconds of Summer will kick off the North American leg of their tour in July.
Demi Lovato has been cast in the next "Smurfs" movie. Sony Pictures Animation announced Sunday that the pop star will be voicing Smurfette in the upcoming "Get Smurfy." She'll be starring alongside Rainn Wilson and Mandy Patinkin. Katy Perry voiced the part 2011's "The Smurfs 2." The next installment is set to hit theaters on March 31, 2017.
A pair of newlyweds are sharing their Taylor Swift "1989" concert experience on social media. That's because superfan Katy Harris married Chris Eisenmann in the parking lot of Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on the day of Taylor's show there Friday. They said their vows in front of friends and family before heading to the concert as their reception. The pop star stopped by the ceremony to take a photo with the new couple. On Instagram, the bride writes that the experience was "two dreams come true."
British actor Christopher Lee has died. Lee passed away in a London hospital Sunday after being treated for respiratory problems. Lee rose to fame playing Dracula in horror films from the 1950s to the 1970s. He went on to have major roles in films such as "Lord of the Rings," and "Star Wars" His latest appearance was in "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies." Christopher Lee was 93.
Carrie Underwood is the grand winner at the 2015 CMT Music Awards. The star-studded ceremony took place Wednesday night at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. She also took home "Video of the Year" and "Collaborative Video of the Year" for the song, "Somethin' Bad" with Miranda Lambert.
RAVEN-SYMONE is officially replacing ROSIE O'DONNELL on "The View" as a full-time co-host. They announced it on yesterday's show. She's already guest-hosted the show 37 times.
Katy Perry is making her debut as the new face of Moschino. The pop star shared her first ad campaign for the Italian fashion company on her Instagram page on Wednesday.
Gwen Stefani will return this fall to her coaching chair for season nine of NBC's "The Voice." With Pharrell Williams, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.
This is "Acca-Mazing!" Plans to make another "Pitch Perfect" are reportedly underway. The movie and its soundtrack both debuted at number one opening weekend.
CHRIS HEMSWORTH has joined the cast of the female-led "Ghostbusters" movie . . . as THE RECEPTIONIST. ANNIE POTTS from "Designing Women" played the receptionist for the male Ghostbusters.
If there is "Bad Blood" between them it may only be one-sided. Team Katy Perry isn't planning to record an insult track about Taylor Swift. After reports surfaced this week that she'd registered the title for a song called "1984," Katy's rep tells "Billboard" the story is "completely false." The rep says Katy was "not involved in writing, singing, recording or registering" the track, despite her name appearing on the site of music licensing organization BMI. Katy and Taylor are rumored to have been at odds since an incident involving their concert tour dancers back in 2013, which inspired Taylor's song "Bad Blood."
Ed Sheeran is sharing some words of wisdom. The singer, who suffered from a stutter as a child, was honored by the American Institute For Stuttering at a benefit gala on Monday night. "The Hollywood Reporter" says Sheeran gave a rousing speech at the New York event, telling young people, "Embrace your weirdness." The 24-year-old British crooner revealed that he overcame his stutter at age ten, after memorizing every word of Eminem's 2000 album "The Marshall Mathers LP."
The question remains is Rihanna's new love interest a "Rude Boy" or not? Rihanna is being romantically linked to soccer superstar Karim Benzema. The two have been spotted partying together twice in the past week, in both New York and Los Angeles. TMZ cameras caught Benzema buying up several dozen roses from a street vendor in Hollywood after exiting a nightclub with the pop star. The gossip site says it was Rihanna who first reached out to Karim, sending him a tweet after last year's World Cup. The 27-year-old French-born soccer player currently plays for the Spanish team Real Madrid.
Homer and Marge Simpson will call it quits on the coming season of "The Simpsons." The couple will legally separate because Homer falls for his pharmacist. "Girls" actress Lena Dunham will lend her voice to the part of Homer's love interest.
and Finally...the first trailer for the last installment in The Hunger Games franchise is here:
Beyoncé made a big deal about an announcement she had to tell everyone . . . but it turned out to be just a promo on "Good Morning America" yesterday for her vegan diet from her celebrity trainer. She talked about how she's struggled to stay in shape, and how it's been helping her. (She also plugged Borges new book "The 22-Day Revolution" which explains the diet.
Caitlyn Jenner is being hit with a new lawsuit connected to the fatal Pacific Coast Highway accident she was involved in back in February. TMZ reports the lawsuit is being filed by Jessica Steindorff, who was driving a Toyota Prius and was the second car Jenner crashed into during the accident. The woman is suing for physical injuries, lost wages and for the damage to her car. Jenner is also facing a wrongful death lawsuit from the step children of Kim Howe. She was killed after her Lexus was the first car hit by Jenner, which sent her into upcoming traffic, and crashing head-on with a Hummer. Jenner has filed documents, however, asking the court to dismiss this case.
Lady Gaga is getting a lot of attention for the outfits she wore when she met Prince Harry at a performance for his charity. She and her performing partner, legendary crooner Tony Bennett met the prince before their show Monday night. The ultra-low cut dress Gaga wore when she and Bennett posed for pictures with Harry could have almost been considered conservative compared to the white see-through gown she wore on stage and for post-performance pics with the Prince, Bennett, and Sir Elton John.
New rumors are surfacing about the supposed feud between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry. A social media debate has erupted after it was discovered that Katy officially registered the title of an upcoming track called "1984." The year signifies the year that Katy was born, mirroring the inspiration behind Taylor's latest album title "1989." Katy's new track appears listed on the site of performing rights group BMI. Neither singer has commented on their rumored rivalry, but Taylor admitted last year that her single "Bad Blood" was written about a former friendship with an unnamed fellow pop star.
"The Curious Case of the Dog in the Night-Time" and "Fun Home" are the big winners at this year's Tony Awards each taking home 5. "Fun Home" took home a total of five awards, including best musical. Hellen Mirren won BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY for The Audience.
Leonardo Dicaprio is taking legal action against a French tabloid. "TMZ" says the actor is suing the gossip publication "Oops" for its May 28th article about his rumored romance with pop star Rihanna. The story claims Leo got Rihanna pregnant and is now refusing to accept paternity. The actor's attorneys call the story "pure fantasy," saying the magazine refused to take down the article even after Leo's reps called them to refute it. The actor is reportedly asking for 18-thousand euros in damages. Which is equal to nearly 20-thousand American dollars.
Jennifer Lopez and her "booty" are the target of a new lawsuit in Morocco. "TMZ" says an educational group in the country has filed a lawsuit against the superstar and her concert promoters, claiming her act "disturbed public order" and "tarnished women's honor and respect." The concert in Morocco took place at the end of May. While she has performed in the country in the past, it was the first time her performance was aired on television.
Caitlyn Jenner has a new name and is ready to move on from the life she used to have as a man. Jenner along with ex-wife Kris Kardashian are selling the home they owned together. The home is on the market for nearly three-million-dollars. The "L.A. Times" says the 46-hundred square foot house features five bedrooms, five bathrooms, an updated kitchen, a spa and a bonus room.
Melissa McCarthy's"Spy" won the weekend with $30 million
while "Entourage" came in a disappointing FOURTH, earning only $10.4 million. Another new movie, "Insidious Chapter 3" debuted in third with $23 million.
Taylor Swift is the youngest person on the annual "Forbes" "100 Most Powerful Women In The World" list. The 25-year-old superstar came in at number 64 on this year's tally, thanks to her "1989" album sales and being an outspoken critic of streaming services like Spotify. The highest-ranking entertainer on the list is Beyonce, who came in at number 21. Colombian singer Shakira is the only other musician on the list, at number 81. Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Angelina Jolie and Sofia Vergara are included as well.
Would you like to see Amy Schumer as the next Bachelorette? Right after she appeared on ABC's hit show this past Monday the Internet was all a twitter about her becoming the show's next star. "Just say yes and we start tomorrow," tweeted ABC executive Robert Mills. "Here I come," Schumer tweeted back Tuesday. ABC declined to comment. Mills' tweet encouraged a flurry of others who think it would be amazing to see Schumer cast as the next bachelorette, using the hashtag #DraftAmy.
Oscar nominee, KEIRA KNIGHTLEY had her baby . . . and that's basically all we know. There's no word on the gender, name or actual birth date.
(Photo: Just Jared)
MELISSA MCCARTHY is starting a line of clothes for a broad range of women debuting in August at stores like Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's and Macy's, as well as on MelissaMcCarthy.com. At the start, it will include about 80 pieces . . . in sizes 4 to 28, with prices ranging from $59 to $159.
Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas are joining forces to co-create their own record label. The former Disney stars-turned-pop singers announced Tuesday that they've teamed up with their manager Phil McIntyre to launch a label called Safehouse, as an imprint of Island Records.
"Empire" co-stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson will put on their hosting hats for Spike's annual "Guys Choice Awards." Taraji won't only be hosting the show, she's also set to receive one of the night's major awards. The "Guys Choice Awards" will be taped on June 6th for air on Spike TV June 18th.
Authorities are investigating accusations that blues legend B.B. King was poisoned before his death at the age of 89 earlier this month. The King family attorney says King's daughters believe his business manager and personal assistant were giving him unknown medications or poisons in the days before his death. The Clark County, Nevada Coroner says they are taking the allegations very seriously, but so far they have no evidence to believe that they are true.
BEN STILLER's mom ANNE MEARA died Saturday, at the age of 85. There's no word on the cause of death. Anne was married to JERRY STILLER from "Seinfeld" and King of Queens for 61 years, and they were a comedy team called Stiller and Meara back in the day appearing together on "The Ed Sullivan Show." She also had recurring roles on "All My Children," "Sex and the City" and "Archie Bunker's Place."
The OLSEN TWINS are officially NOT doing the "Full House" revival, and JOHN STAMOS is a little upset about it. He Tweeted, quote, "#Heartbroken. I understand they're in a different place and I wish them the best." He added that it isn't a "money gig" for the cast, they just want to have fun.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson went to the London premiere of his new movie "San Andreas" last week . . . and set a Guinness World Record for the Most Selfies in Under Three Minutes. His total? 105.
Disney's "Tomorrowland" won the Memorial Day box office with $41.7 million.
America has a new idol. Nick Fradiani is the latest winner of American Idol. On Wednesday night's finale, the 29-year-old from Guilford, Connecticut took home the winning title of the show's 14th season.
HARRY SHEARER Tweeted last night that he's leaving "The Simpsons", even though they have two more seasons. He does the voice of Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Mr Burns, and Smithers.
JOHNNY DEPP brought his two dogs with him to Australia to film the new "Pirates" movie, and that's illegal. And now the country says he has two days to get them out or they could be euthanized.
First she said she would never be "Royal" but she can be wax. LORDE is the latest personality to be immortalized in Madame Tussauds in Los Angeles. On Twitter, Lorde reflected on the experience of sitting for the wax-work, calling it an "incredibly detailed process." She also praised the team at Madame Tussauds for their passion and skill.
CARRIE UNDERWOOD leads the nominees for this year's "2015 CMT Music Awards".
She's up for five awards. LADY ANTEBELLUM and KENNY CHESNEY each have four nominations. The show airs on June 10th, and you'll have until midnight on June 7th to cast your vote.
MUMFORD & SONS earned their second #1 album this week with 249,000 copies of "Wilder Mind".
Kansas City's own, TECH N9NE moved 66,000 copies of "Special Effects" at #4.
On Mother’s Day, a young fan named Kaileen reached out to the Taylor Swift on Tumblr sharing she was especially sad on the day since she had lost her mother earlier this year. Taylor does not know what it feels like to lose a parent but her mother was recently diagnosed with cancer. Taylor is so cool that she wrote back to Kaileen:
Kaileen- I love you so much and can’t imagine what you must be feeling today. You’ve lived through my worst fear. I’m so sorry you can’t spend today with her. It’s not fair, and there’s no reason why you should feel okay about it. No one should ever expect you to feel normal today. I admire and respect your ability to put forth such a sunny, sweet disposition when you’ve been through something so dark and tragic so recently. I never would’ve guessed by your attitude or your posts. I never would’ve known if you hadn’t told me. Sending you a huge hug today.
Ed Sheeran is among the artists lending his music to the latest incarnation of "Guitar Hero." According to "Rolling Stone," "Guitar Hero Live" will feature Sheeran's song "Sing." Music from the Lumineers, Skrillex, Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance will also be included on the set list. "Guitar Hero Live" is set arrive this fall.
Jennifer Lopez is heading to Sin City for her own residency at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood. The announcement came on Tuesday's installment of "American Idol." The residency will kick off next year on January 20th with shows running through June.
Nastia Lukin went home last night on "Dancing with the Stars". That means Rumer Willis, Noah Galloway, and Riker Lynch will compete for the Mirrorball Trophy next week.
The 1980s cartoon "Jem and the Holograms" is now a big-budget live-action movie. The updated reboot of "Jem" is about a small-town girl who lives an ordinary life until a video of her singing winds up on YouTube, and she becomes a hit. The movie hits theaters in December.
ABC released the first trailer for "The Muppets", which airs this fall. It'll be more adult in a mock-documentary style . . . like "The Office".
Is Sarah Jessica Parker hinting that a "Sex and the City 3" is in the works. Parker put a picture on her Instagram with her wearing the dress she wore in the last "Sex and the City" movie poster. In the picture Parker is carrying the famous Bloomingdale's brown bag with the caption reading, "cat's out of the (little brown) bag...I'm under a strict gag order." A spokesperson for Bloomingdale's announced the picture was to promote their partnering with the star on a new clothing line.
ABC has revealed the names of the 25 guys who will compete on the next season of “The Bachelorette” and two are from Kansas City. One of them, University of Missouri grad Ryan McDill, is the ex-boyfriend of Kansas City’s own Nikki Ferrell, who in turn is now the “ex” of infamous “Bachelor” Juan Pablo .
The other local contestant is Tanner Tolbert, who reportedly is finance manager at Legends Honda.
Season 11 of the show begins with a two-night episode next Monday and Tuesday. For the first time there will be two bachelorettes: Britt Nilsson and Kaitlyn Bristowe. They’ll start the show together but the bachelors will vote on which one stays.
Celebrity chef Sandra Lee has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The 48-year-old told ABC's "Good Morning America" that the cancer was discovered during a routine mammogram. She says she plans to undergo a double mastectomy to avoid weeks of radiation. Lee is New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's girlfriend. Cuomo says he plans to take some personal time to be with Lee to support her in any way he can.
Fox's breakout hit "Empire" is booking some top-notch talent for its second season. The network announced Monday that stars such as Chris Rock, Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz have already signed up for cameos next season. Grammy-winning singer Ne-Yo is also on board to write original music for the hip-hop drama. The new season of "Empire" is slated to return to Fox this fall with 18 episodes for its second season.
The reboot of "The X-Files" is getting a premiere date. FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully will return to the small screen for six episodes starting on January 24th and 25th. Both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are signed on to reprise their roles.
Noah Galloway is the former Army soldier who lost his left arm and leg. On the show last night, he proposed to his girlfriend, Jamie.