(NEW YORK) -- In light of the real-life devastation that tornados are causing in the Midwest, CBS has decided to postpone the finale of the sitcom Mike & Molly, which dealt with a tornado hitting Chicago.
“Due to the tragic events this afternoon in Oklahoma, we are pre-empting tonight’s season finale of Mike & Molly, which has a related storyline,” a CBS spokesperson tells ABC News in a statement. “A repeat broadcast of Mike & Molly will run in the time period.”
On Monday, a huge tornado ripped through Oklahoma City, delivering a “direct ...Read More
(ROSENHEIM, Germany) -- Ray Manzarek, founding keyboardist of The Doors, died Monday at age 74 at a medical clinic in Rosenheim, Germany, after a long battle with bile duct cancer. At his side was his wife of 45 years, Dorothy, as well as his brothers Rick and James Manczarek.
Ray co-founded The Doors in Venice Beach, California, in 1965 with singer and fellow UCLA film student Jim Morrison, along with guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore. Driven by Morrison's charismatic stage presence, powerful voice and poetic lyrics, as well as Manzarek's hypnotic, ...Read More
(LOS ANGELES) -- This week, a new Dancing with the Stars champion will be crowned.
The finals begin Monday night with the four remaining couples -- Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff, Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough, Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas, and Zendaya and Val Chmerkovskiy -- stepping onto the dance floor to perform three times.
First, the duos will have to repeat a dance style as chosen by the judges. Next, the couples will take part in a "cha cha relay," in which they each dance to a different section of the same song. Finally, the pairs will participate in a "supersized freestyle."
Zendaya isn't lacking
(NEW YORK) -- Katrina Bowden, who played Cerie, the ditzy secretary of Tina Fey's Liz Lemon, on 30 Rock, is a newlywed.
She and musician Ben Jorgensen married in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sunday, according to People magazine.
The actress tweeted, "I married y'all!!! I'm now Mrs. @benjorg!!!!"
The 24-year-old Bowden got engaged to Jorgensen in January 2012.
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(LOS ANGELES) -- Antonio Banderas has signed on to play one of the stranded miners in the reality-based drama The 33.
The film tracks the plight and ultimate rescue of 33 Chilean miners who were stranded underground for 69 days back in 2010.
Variety reports Banderas will play Mario Sepulveda, the charismatic miner who became known as "Super Mario" by the media that covered the trapped men around the clock.
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(LOS ANGELES) -- Avengers writer/director Joss Whedon confirmed that despite Iron Man 3's ending, hinting Tony Stark was hanging up his metal suits for good, the armored Avenger will be back for Avengers 2.
During an interview with the gaming website IGN, Whedon said, "The question is, if The Avengers are called, does he show up? And the answer is, 'Yes!'"
Whedon also confirmed that comic heroes Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver would be joining the team for the 2015 film.
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(LAS VEGAS) -- Taylor Swift's night at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas was a success. She led all artists at the Sunday-night ceremony with eight wins, including top artist and top Billboard 200 album, for Red.
During her top artist acceptance speech, Swift thanked her fans for making her music about her crazy emotions the soundtrack to their own crazy emotions. She added that her relationship with her fans was the longest and best relationship she's ever had.
Swift found out she won the top Billboard 200 album category when fans in the mosh pit held up smartphones ...Read More
(LOS ANGELES) -- Has Simon Cowell found two new judges for The X Factor? TMZ.com is reporting that Kelly Rowland is in final negotiations to join the panel of the Fox singing competition, which currently has two vacancies due to the departures of Britney Spears and L.A. Reid.
The one-time Destiny's Child member served as a judge on the British version of The X Factor in 2011.
The website further reports that Mexican singer Paulina Rubio is also close to joining the U.S. X Factor. Both artists reportedly will finalize their deals as early as Monday. The Hollywood Reporter ...Read More
(NEW YORK) -- The All-Star Apprentice's finale aired on NBC Sunday night, and the ultimate ice cream showdown was appropriately a split.
While Donald Trump declared "Maple Macadamia Mashup" creator Trace Adkins the first-ever All-Star Celebrity Apprentice champion, Penn Jillette earned his charity a hundred thousand dollars from Walgreens for having the best-selling flavor -- his "Vanilla Chocolate Magic Swirtle."
Tied into their flavors, the two contestants presented their commercials during a star-studded ice cream social in which they took big dollar donations from their friends.
While Team Trace raked in ...Read More
(NEW YORK) -- Bill Hader bade farewell to Saturday Night Live over the weekend with one final appearance from his signature character, Stefon.
For the season finale of the NBC sketch comedy show, the "city correspondent" joined Seth Meyers and guest anchor and ex-SNL star Amy Poehler at the "Weekend Update" desk. Eventually Stefon declared that Meyers does not respect him and that he was running away to marry someone who does.
With some prompting from Poehler, Meyers ran after Stefon, discovering him at the altar of a church with Anderson Cooper. It was basically a spoof of The Graduate -- aside from the ...Read More
(LOS ANGELES) -- Kristen Stewart has reason to frown these days. She and her boyfriend, Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson, have broken up.
This is according to People magazine, which cites an unnamed source who also says it would not be surprising if Stewart and Pattinson eventually reconciled.
In a separate People report, an insider is quoted as saying, "Kristen has been in a terrible mood, and it was obvious that things were not great with Rob."
The magazine notes that Stewart did not attend a 27th-birthday celebration for Pattinson at his home on May 13. A source ...Read More
(NEW YORK) -- Spock beat Stark this weekend at the box office, as Star Trek: Into Darkness took the top spot from Iron Man 3.
The second installment of director J.J. Abrams re-booted Star Trek franchise opened on 3,868 IMAX and traditional movie screens across the country in both and 3D and 2D.
Since its opening on Thursday to Sunday the flick has brought in over $90 million, the highest of any movie in the franchise. Adams’ 2009 Star Trek had a weekend debut of $79.2 million.
In third place, The Great Gatsby continues to outperform expectations, offering moviegoers an alternative to...Read More
(WASHINGTON) -- Kerry Washington may have taken television by storm, playing crisis manager Olivia Pope on ABC's Scandal, but she joked Sunday that she is still haunted by being cast as a frog in a college musical.
"It was not my lifetime dream role to play a frog. In fact, the thought of it terrified me," Washington said in a commencement speech Sunday at her alma mater, George Washington University.
It was Washington's junior year when she was cast as a frog in the musical Croak, or The Last Frog, depicting the journey of Cassandra, the last frog on earth.
As a presidential scholar for the arts, Washington said,...Read More
(MIAMI) -- A Florida high school senior got a huge surprise Friday night when basketball star Dwayne Wade surprised her at her senior prom.
Nicole Muxo, a senior at Archbishop Colman Carroll High in Miami, posted a YouTube video in April inviting the Miami Heat basketball star to her prom, even sending him a Tweet with the address of the prom in Coral Gables.
Wade decided to show up, calling her at the start of the prom to wish her well - without telling her he was actually there. He said it was fun to suddenly appear, upstaging her actual date.
“To be talking to her on the phone and then um to be able to walk in and...Read More
(NEW YORK) -- When Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock in Star Trek Into Darkness, came out publicly that he is gay, he gave no warning to his friends, family or publicists.
“I didn’t tell anyone I was going to do it so no one had a chance to [give me advice],” said Quinto in an interview with movie critic Peter Travers on ABC’s Popcorn. “I just did it. No one in my life knew.”
The star’s high-profile ‘coming out’ two years ago, which preceded others like NBA player Jason Collins, seems to have help undermine the prejudice that publicly gay actors won’t...Read More