Keith Urban’s stint on American Idol might be up in the air. Several news outlets -- the New York Daily News, the Huffington Post, The Hollywood Reporter and The Wrap -- are reporting all four Idol judges and producer Nigel Lythgoe won’t be returning to the show after the current season ends next week. Contrary to Internet rumors, Jennifer Lopez is not being asked to return. Ryan Seacrest’s job appears to be safe.
Have you seen the Twitter hashtag ObamaCountrySongs? It's a "fun" way to bash PRESIDENT OBAMA using country song titles or phrases. Some are pretty clever, like "All My Taxes Live in
Taylor Swift outranks Julianne Hough and Kellie Pickler on Maxim’s 2013 Hot 100 list, which counts down the world’s sexiest women -- as chosen by Maxim readers. The magazine calls Taylor, who comes in at lucky number-13, “the supermodel of country music.” Julianne is ranked at 40, while Kellie is 96. Miley Cyrus tops the list, followed by Selena Gomez, Rihanna, Mila Kunis and Jennifer Lawrence.
Choreographer WADE ROBSON is suing MICHAEL JACKSON'S estate, claiming Michael molested him when he was a kid. Michael met Wade when he was 5, and started having sleepovers at Neverland by the age of 7. In 2005, Wade testified in Michael's molestation trial and denied that he was ever molested. But
As a choreographer, Wade (who’s now 30) has worked with such stars as Britney Spears, 'N Sync, Usher and Pink. He also appeared on So You Think You Can Dance.
"Reader's Digest" set out to find the 100 Most Trusted People in
TINA FEY and AMY POEHLER reportedly make an appearance in the "Anchorman" sequel. A photo appeared online this week that supposedly shows them from behind. There's no word on their part, but it's probably just a cameo.
Lindsay Lohan is able to get her hands on some drugs, even in rehab. According to TMZ, the Betty Ford clinic in
Justin Bieber was really feeling the need for speed during his two-gig, five-day trip in
FARRAH ABRAHAM'S new sex tape "Backdoor Teen Mom" attracted more than 2 million visitors in just the 12 hours after it went on sale at the Vivid Entertainment website Monday. When Kim Kardashian's sex tape went on sale in 2007, it only attracted 600,000 visitors in the first 12 hours.
NBC wisely asked CARRIE UNDERWOOD to be the next smoking hot babe to sing the introduction to "Sunday Night Football" . . . and she accepted. Carrie and her version of "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night"will debut on the September 8th game between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants. Carrie is the third person to sing the intro. PINK did it one year, back in 2006 . . . and then FAITH HILL took over and held the spot for six years before announcing last month that someone else could, quote, "rock the open."
JAKE OWEN just celebrated his one-year anniversary, but he once thought he'd be a bachelor forever. He says, quote, "I was always the guy who was like, 'I will never get married. I just don't want to get married.' And then I found a woman that makes me realize every day that I was an idiot for ever thinking that."
The Pistol Annies were on the "Today" show yesterday, talking about their upcoming tour. Should be a pretty fun time . . . they plan to drink all the way through it. Check out the video and the performance they did of "Hush Hush".
Remember the GEORGE JONES farewell concert that was going to feature guest performances from
HONEY BOO BOO'S parents MAMA JUNE and SUGAR BEAR didn't get married on Sunday. They just had a "commitment ceremony". June says, quote, "The day was very special mostly because my girls were able to take part in it. I felt like it was important for them to see this moment and celebrate my love for Sugar Bear." The ceremony will be shown during the new season of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo", which premieres on TLC July 17th.
Yesterday on the "Today" show, MARTHA STEWART gave an update on her online dating quest. She said she had TWO guys she was going to email back, out of about 1,000 responses to her Match.com profile.
In honor of Mother's Day, "Working Mother" magazine has put together a list of the 50 Most Powerful Working Moms. They include Jessica Simpson, Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Angelina Jolie, Tina Fey and the authors of the "Twilight" and "Hunger Games" books.
LAURYN HILL was sentenced to three months in FEDERAL PRISON yesterday for tax evasion. After that, she'll spend another three months under house arrest. She could have gotten up to three YEARS behind bars. Before her sentencing, she tried to put the blame for her tax woes on . . . SLAVERY.
According to Forbes.com, TIM TEBOW is
Fox has canceled "COPS" after 25 seasons. The writing was on the wall six months ago, when the network cut back on the number of episodes they wanted for its current season. However, the show WILL live on. Spike has already picked it up . . . and they've announced that the show's 26th season will premiere in September.
Reigning "American Idol" champ PHILLIP PHILLIPS has been forced to cancel the nine remaining dates on his college tour. In a Facebook post, he said it was, quote, "due to doctor's orders," and that the dates will be rescheduled at some point
Carrie Underwood is a candidate to replace Faith Hill as the singer for the Sunday Night NFL theme. TheSportsBank.net says Will.i.Am of the Black Peas is also in the running. The announcement is expected to come Tuesday around 3 p.m. CT. Faith has performed the theme song since 2006.
The nominees are out for the "2013 CMT Music Awards" . . . and MIRANDA LAMBERT, LUKE BRYAN and ERIC CHURCH lead the pack with four nominations each. You have until June 2nd to cast your vote. The show airs June 6th.
TIM MCGRAW released his official video to "Highway Don't Care". Tim plays a doctor who treats a girl that got in an accident while texting and driving. But hey, he is shirtless at one point. It also includes TAYLOR SWIFT singing backup and KEITH URBAN playing guitar. You can check it out here. (Tim's shirt is off at the mark.)
Three country acts will be performing at this year's "Today Show Summer Concert Series". HUNTER HAYES will take the stage on June 21st . . . THE BAND PERRY on August 2nd . . . and LUKE BRYAN will perform on August 16th.
BLAKE SHELTON dropped the video to his song "Boys 'Round Here". It includes RAELYNN who finished third on the second season of "The Voice" . . . and a couple of tasty looks at THE PISTOL ANNIES
MILEY CYRUS announced on Twitter that she tops this year's Maxim Hot 100. She said, quote, "She Tweeted the news over the weekend, saying, quote, "Didn't know this was coming out yet! I'm so happy to be #1 on Maxims HOT 100! #myfanskickass #dreamsdocometrue." She only made it to #68 last year.
MAMA JUNE and SUGAR BEAR from "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" got married yesterday in
LINDSAY LOHAN avoided a probation violation by checking into the Betty Ford Clinic in
Justin Bieber had a crappy weekend. Saturday, hackers took control of E! Online's Twitter account and claimed that they had an exclusive of the Bieb coming out of the closet. The tweet, which read "Exclusive: Justin Bieber to E! Online: I’m a gay," got 1,200 retweets and 351 favorites. Then, Sunday, Justin was attacked on stage in
Reese Witherspoon was spotted at
As expected, "Iron Man 3" had a HUGE opening weekend. It's already made $680 million worldwide. In fact, it was the second best opening in box office history. It made $175 million in
A singer named Amy Bowen is suing BRAD PAISLEY and CARRIE UNDERWOOD for copyright infringement . . . claiming their song "Remind Me" is a rip-off of a song she wrote in 2007. Bowen says she performed the song at a workshop that Brad's co-writers attended . . . and they stole it and re-wrote it with Brad. She's asking for $10 million.
ERIC CHURCH says when he first started out he could only get booked at clubs filled with, quote, "big, bearded tattooed bikers." He says "that journey" is why he has a broader appeal outside just country music. And that explains why Eric is one of the few country acts invited to play Lollapalooza.
MIRANDA LAMBERT made her third trip in a row to the Kentucky Derby . . . and wore yet another hat. By the way- “Mama’s Broken Heart” hit number one today making it her 4th!
LAUREN ALAINA will perform her song "Barefoot and Buckwild" on Thursday's "American Idol".
CHRIS KELLY . . . better known as the MAC DADDY from KRIS KROSS . . . was found dead in his
"FHM" has dropped its 100 Sexiest Women in the World list, and they put MILA KUNIS at the top of it. She's followed by Rihanna, Kaley Cuoco and Kate Upton
"Us Weekly" claims that JENNIFER ANISTON is pushing back her wedding to JUSTIN THEROUX so it doesn't conflict with BRAD PITT and ANGELINA JOLIE'S . . . which is supposedly about to happen. A source says, quote, "She does not want her day associated with them."
Blue Collar Comedy stars JEFF FOXWORTHY, BILL ENGVALL and LARRY THE CABLE GUY are opening their own theme park, Blue Collar Country, in
LINDSAY LOHAN posted a picture of herself surrounded by clothes, along with the caption, quote, "90 days and 270 looks." In other words, she's bringing 270 outfits to rehab with her. That means three outfits PER DAY. She also set up a new website at LindsayLohan.com, but there's nothing there yet.
Hangover"director TODD PHILLIPS says that Jake Gyllenhaal, Jonah Hill and Thomas Haden Church were all considered for the part of Alan . . . which ZACH GALIFIANAKIS ended up playing. Lindsay Lohan was also considered for the part of the stripper, Jade, but they went with HEATHER GRAHAM instead.
A new trailer for "The Wolverine" hit the web yesterday. It's only a minute long, but it's got a lot of action in it . . . including brief clips of Wolverine fighting the Silver Samurai.