News of the World scandal to become a book
July 26th, 2011
04:10 PM ET

News of the World scandal to become a book

A book about the phone hacking scandal which brought down a long standing newspaper will be coming soon to a retailer near you.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the journalist who first broke the Murdoch phone-hacking scandal for England's Guardian newspaper, Nick Davies, has scored the first book deal.

"Hack Attack: How the Truth Caught Up With the World’s Most Powerful Man," is scheduled to be published in the fall of 2012 in the United States by Faber & Faber.

Ricky Martin, Nicki Minaj new faces of Viva Glam
July 26th, 2011
03:53 PM ET

Ricky Martin, Nicki Minaj new faces of Viva Glam

Move over Gaga.

MAC has two new spokespeople for its Viva Glam campaign. New York Magazine's "The Cut" reports that rapper Nicki Minaj and singer Ricky Martin have landed the gig.

Minaj recently tweeted, "Yesterday was perfection. MAC shoot, + Ricky Martin + David LaChapelle + MIAMI = PURE Unadulterated PERFECTION!"

The company donates the proceeds from the limited edition Viva Glam products to HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment.

'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Jesse James and Kat Von D split
July 26th, 2011
03:23 PM ET

'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Jesse James and Kat Von D split

Yes, it's true! Another failed relationship for Jesse James. But of all the days to breakup, he does so on Sandra Bullock's birthday?! Talk about timing.

Says "Showbiz Tonight's" A.J. Hammer, ”Who could have seen that coming? But here’s the thing – is there even a chance Sandra cares? I don’t think so!”

This one is a little surprising though, since Jesse and Kat Von D did seem pretty happy together. With all of their tattoos and their reality shows, they just had so much in common.

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Amy Winehouse joke censored on 'Glee Project'
July 26th, 2011
01:58 PM ET

Amy Winehouse joke censored on 'Glee Project'

The Oxygen channel sensitively censored an Amy Winehouse joke on a repeat of “The Glee Project” Sunday night.

Though remarks about the singer intended in jest were considered standard TV fare as of last week, obviously Winehouse’s death on Saturday has changed things. Luckily, the network caught the joke and opted to drop the audio, according to the Boston Herald.

A contestant on the reality competition was jokingly asked by “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy why he didn't come dressed as Amy Winehouse. Another judge chimed in that all he needed to appear as Winehouse was “a mop and a bottle,” which is when the muting kicked in.

A spokesperson for the network says the change was made to the episode out of respect for the late singer’s family and friends, who mourned her passing at a funeral in London today.

Kris Jenner: My job is to extend my family's fame
July 26th, 2011
01:54 PM ET

Kris Jenner: My job is to extend my family's fame

When Kris Jenner tied the knot with her second husband, Olympic champion Bruce, he was $500,000 in debt and was living in a one room apartment. But as the two merged their families, with Kris' four kids becoming siblings with Bruce's four from two prior marriages, Kris Jenner was undeterred.

"I wasn't scared. I said, 'Let's pump some air into this flat tire,'" she tells More magazine. "When I married Bruce, it was sort of hit the ground running. I married a guy who was really talented and had been doing motivational speeches for Fortune 500 companies -  and this is a guy who didn’t have a business card or a press kit. People who were in his business had all these marketing tools, and Bruce was just winging it. I knew he could be much bigger.”

And she had the same inkling about her brood, who now star in the popular reality show, "Keeping Up with the Kardashians."

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Justin Bieber sings JT's 'Cry Me a River'
July 26th, 2011
12:35 PM ET

Justin Bieber sings JT's 'Cry Me a River'

Justin Bieber was still in elementary school when Justin Timberlake released the single "Cry Me a River," but the 17-year-old star is now old enough to tackle the lyrics himself.

Biebs performed his song "Favorite Girl" and then a rendition of Timberlake's track at reported girlfriend Selena Gomez's concert on Sunday, although it wasn't entirely clear why he opted to serenade Gomez's audience with a song about an unfaithful lover.

But despite what the single may signal, there appears to be nothing but love between the two. Bieber later tweeted his support for Gomez, who turned 19 last Friday, and added that he's ready to get back out on the road himself.

"Had a #greatnight and suprised the people. felt good to be on stage," he wrote. "More excited than ever to get back in the studio and make this #newalbum. miss the tour and want to give u all new music."


Filed under: Celebrities • Justin Bieber • Justin Timberlake • Music
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