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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.
That's the confession she makes on Sunday's upcoming episode of "Keeping Up with The Kardashians." She says being in the spotlight isn't easy. She admits she may have "tiptoed around the truth," but says she never lied about the lip fillers.
Adam Levine was covered in sugar while signing autographs outside 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' in Los Angeles. A suspect was restrained by security and arrested, according to TMZ.
Lindsay Lohan is facing more jail time because she is short on her court ordered community service. Lindsay could be arrested as soon as she returns to the U.S. from London. Lohan has only completed 20 hours of the 125 hours of required community service, which needed to be done by May 28th. The "Mean Girls" actress has been on probation non-stop since two back-to-back DUIs in 2007. Lohan has not only spent time in jail, she has also done several rehab stints.
Fox is cancelling the Mindy Project. While critics have embraced the romantic comedy, the show was never a success in the ratings during its three seasons. The show may get a second life online. "Entertainment Weekly" says Hulu is in talks to buy "multiple additional seasons" of the show.
Just announced…Taylor Swift will open the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on May 17th with her new video for "Bad Blood" which is rumored to star Taylor's celebrity friends like Zendaya and Selena Gomez.
Meanwhile…the App TayText is nowhere to be found. It is reported to be available now in your App store so that you can send your favorite Taylor Swift lyrics to your friends just like an Emoji. However, it seems the App has been taken down for now.
On last night's "Dancing with the Stars", two couples were eliminated. The first pair sent packing was Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson.
The other couple sent home last night was . . . Chris Soules and Witney Carson.
ASHTON KUTCHER renovated his boyhood home in Iowa as a Mother's Day gift to his mom . . . AND to promote Houzz.com, a home design website he bought into. He says, quote, "My mom has been the greatest influence in my life . . . anything I can do to say thank you is the right thing."
"Oops" she is doing it again and again, for at least three more months. Britney Spears is sticking around in Las Vegas for a little longer. The pop princess made a surprise visit to "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," where she had an announcement to make about her "Piece Of Me" show. "Piece Of Me" will now run at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino through October, November and December of 2015. Tickets for the next installment of newly revealed dates go on sale starting on May 9th.
It is a "Vision of Love" for Mariah Carey fans in Vegas. Carey and her "number ones" are taking center stage in Las Vegas tonight. The pop diva is opening her first residency show called "#1 To Infinity" at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace. The superstar will perform all 18 of the songs that have hit number one on the charts over the course of her career. She has a total of 18 shows lined up through the end of May. Mariah will also be making an appearance at the Billboard Music Awards, taking place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, on May 17th. Her latest compilation album "#1 To Infinity" will be released on May 18th.
Sam Smith has been forced to cancel more dates on his world tour. The British pop singer is suffering from a vocal cord hemorrhage, and on Tuesday, announced the cancellations of several concerts in Japan and the Philippines in addition to the ones cancelled in Australia last week.
and finally Ed Sheeran can always fall back on an acting career if this whole music thing doesn't work out for him. He made a cameo on last night's "Live" episode of NBC's Undateable.
Ellen Albertini Dow: Actress Known for Rapping in 'The Wedding Singer' Dies at Age 101. She acted in many theatrical productions, as well as taught acting, for many years before beginning her film and television career in the 1980s.
The Kardashians are going to share their thoughts on Bruce Jenner's recent interview with Diane Sawyer. "E!" has announced a two-part special titled "Keeping Up With The Kardashians: About Bruce," to air on May 17th. "E!" is also planning an eight-part untitled series on Jenner's journey, which premieres July 26th.
The longest running scripted show in TV history is getting two more years. Fox Television announced Monday that "The Simpsons" would be renewed for seasons 27 and 28, which would allow the show to reach 625 total episodes. "The Simpsons" debuted in 1989 and has won 31 Emmys.
and finally...reason number 3,293 why we love Jimmy Fallon...
Lot's of people are trying to cash in on the popularity Bruce Jenner is facing at the moment. Unopened boxes of Wheaties with Bruce Jenner on the front are selling for hundreds of dollars on eBay. The former Olympic champion graced the cereal boxes after his gold medal decathlon win in 1976. After Jenner came out as transgender in a recent interview with ABC, one cereal box is seeing bids pass 250-dollars. Another unopened box is up past 125-dollars. Meanwhile, one Twitter user is even asking for 500-dollars for his unopened box.
The latest "Grey's Anatomy" plot twist is not sitting well with thousands who've signed an online petition. At change.org, a mega-fan is enlisting the TV show's creator, Shonda Rhimes, to bring back Dr. Derek Shepard. More than 16-thousand people signed to support the idea of making McDreamy’ death a "dream." Grey's Anatomy will air a special two-hour episode on Thursday that will show how the rest of Seattle Grace is dealing with the aftermath of Derek's death.
It was an emotional and unexpected elimination on Monday night's "Dancing with the Stars." "The Hunger Games" actress Willow Shields was sent home in "Era's Night," after she delivered an innovative, ninja-inspired dance admired by Len Goodman.
MIRANDA LAMBERT won three trophies at last night's ACMs, including Top Female Artist. LUKE BRYAN took home Entertainer of the Year, and JASON ALDEAN won Top Male Artist.
Bobby Brown is dropping a bombshell about the condition of his hospitalized daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown. The singer was on stage in Dallas on Saturday when he told the crowd "Bobbi is awake" and "watching [him]." The 22-year-old daughter of the late Whitney Houston has been in a rehabilitation center in Atlanta, after she was found unresponsive in her bathtub on January 31st.
One of the emails hacked from Sony Entertainment is revealing a surprising fact about Ben Affleck. Apparently, Affleck asked the PBS show, "Finding your Roots," to hide the fact that one of his ancestors owned slaves.
The episode aired last September, and it did not include any information about the mysterious ancestor. PBS, however, has denied any censorship on their part.
Justin Timberlake is showing off his new son. He posted a shot of Jessica Biel holding baby Silas to his Instagram page on Sunday.
"Furious 7" has made history as the fastest movie EVER to hit $1 BILLION . . . reaching the mark just 17 days after it was released. The previous record was 19 days. It also topped the box office for a third straight weekend with $29.1 million . . .
"Paul Blart 2" debuted in 2nd place with $24 million . . . and the horror movie "Unfriended" rounded out the Top 3 with $16 million.
Dennis Quaid's on-set meltdown video might have been a prank after all. Yesterday, Funny or Die posted the supposed "full" version of what happened. But no one has confirmed the original footage was a prank, and the weird thing is Funny or Die actually recreated the freakout . . . instead of using the original footage. (Content Warning: Language)
SOFIA VERGARA's ex-fiancé Nick Loeb is suing her for the right to have a child from one of the fertilized eggs they had frozen when they were still together. Sofia's friends say he only wants to have a kid with her so he can get child support. Sofia is engaged to True Blood and Magic Mike star, JOE MANGANIELLO now.
Speaking Sofia...she stars in a new movie with Reese Witherspoon called Hot Pursuit. Tomorrow be Rocket and Teresa's first caller of the day at 6:20 to become our last finalist for a trip to L.A. for the premiere!
Nicki Minaj fans are wondering about the status of her rumored romance with rapper Meek Mill. The "Anaconda" rapper has sparked speculation about a possible engagement, after sending out a tweet using a diamond ring emoji. Her tweet followed a photo on Instagram, that seems to show Nicki wearing a rock on her left ring finger. Nicki and Meek have yet to officially go public with their relationship, but the two have been photographed together since February.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are reportedly making plans to keep their newborn son Silas out of the public eye. A source close to the couple tells "Us Weekly" that they want to raise the boy from their home in Big Sky, Montana where he can grow up "out of the spotlight.
IMAX theaters around the country will be holding a special event this Monday for the release of the first trailer for the movie, "Batman vs. Superman."
It's a big day today for Star Wars superfans. A four-day celebration of the iconic films kicks off today in Anaheim, California. It will include new footage of the next film in the series "The Force Awakens." Fans are also expected to get a look at a new Star Wars video game. The film series' seventh installment will hit theaters in December.
Season 3 won’t even hit Netflix until June 12th but Orange is the New Black has already been renewed for a 4th season.
Wiz Khalifa's emotional song from the "Furious 7" soundtrack is topping the charts this week. "See You Again," featuring singer-songwriter Charlie Puth has hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, bringing an end to the 14-week run of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars hit "Uptown Funk." "See You Again" is now the most downloaded and most streamed song in the country. Its video features footage from the long-running "Furious" franchise, and serves as a tribute to its late star Paul Walker. The "Furious 7" soundtrack is also at number one on the album chart, making it the fourth soundtrack in a year to reach the top of the Billboard 200.
Missouri State University has officially canceled Nelly’s April 23rd concert following his recent arrest for felony drug possession. Meanwhile…the rapper is reaching out to his fans in a post on Instagram. He writes that he "feels the need to take responsibility for [his] choices" when it comes to being "more aware of all the people [he] associates with and allows onto [his] property." He adds that he's unable to speak about the legal specifics, but that "the last thing he would want" is to "compromise the respect and admiration of his friends, family and fans.
At 65 years of age, BILLY JOEL is going to be a dad again. His 33-year-old girlfriend Alexis Roderick is pregnant. This will be Billy's SECOND child. His daughter ALEXA RAY JOEL is 29.
Josh Groban and Kelly Clarkson have come together to record a classic from "Phantom of the Opera." They've teamed up on the duet "All I Ask Of You." It will be featured on Groban's upcoming album of covers. The album is called "Stages," and arrives on April 28th.
AND ...Christina Aguilera will making her debut on ABC's "Nashville" tonight.