May 27th, 2010
02:03 PM ET

Adam Lambert missed ‘Idol’ because of laryngitis

Adam Lambert wasn’t absent from the finale of “American Idol” because he bailed on rehearsals – it was because the “Idol” contestant turned pop star got a case of laryngitis, Lambert’s rep told

Roger Widynowski of 19 Entertainment told EW that Lambert had been approached by “Idol” producers to join other top “Idol” stars for the last show of the season - which was also Simon Cowell’s last go-round as an “Idol” judge - but Lambert never confirmed that he’d be a part of the program.

And after he came down with laryngitis over the weekend, Lambert was placed on vocal rest since his own "Glam Nation" tour kicks off June 4, Widynowski said.


Filed under: Adam Lambert • American Idol 2010 • Celebrities • Music • television
May 27th, 2010
01:25 PM ET

Rapper 50 Cent drops more than a dime for role

Fans may not believe it, but that really is rapper 50 Cent.

The formerly buff recording artist and actor shed 50 pounds using a liquid diet for a role as a cancer patient in the upcoming film “Things Fall Apart,” his rep told CNN.

The performer, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, tweeted photos showing him looking gaunt and the images eventually made their way to Facebook and various blogs.


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Filed under: Celebrities • movies • Music
May 27th, 2010
12:53 PM ET

'Lost' finale bonus footage on DVD

In an interview with G4's "Attack of the Show," "Lost" Emmy award winner Michael Emerson revealed that there is an "epilogue, a lost scene" on the upcoming "Lost" DVD collection that was not part of the series finale this past Sunday.

Emerson hinted that it will be around 14 minutes in length, and will explain more about what happened after Jack died on the island and Hurley and Ben took over as its protectors.

We were given an idea in one of the final scenes that these two were on the island for a long period of time, in an exchange between the two characters while in purgatory, but this is the first time we've been told that we might actually see some footage of their time "in charge."


May 27th, 2010
11:52 AM ET

Sandra Bullock snags MTV Generation Award

Awards season isn’t over yet for Sandra Bullock: MTV plans on giving the actress the MTV Generation Award at the network's Movie Awards on Sunday, June 6.

Bullock’s publicist has confirmed that the actress will be there to accept the award, although she won’t be doing any interviews. It will be her first public appearance since reports surfaced that her husband Jesse James cheated on her.

The actress, 45, will be the first woman to take home the Generation Award, which is given to a star who has “engaged the MTV audience throughout their career,” according to a statement from MTV.

Bullock, said MTV’s general manager Stephen Friedman in the statement, “is one of those rare individuals who is adored by our audience as both an actress and a role model." With the Generation award, the network is “Recognizing her remarkable talent, amazing range of films and her visceral connection to our audience around the globe.”

Filed under: Celebrities • Sandra Bullock
May 27th, 2010
11:15 AM ET

Sarah Ferguson to appear on 'Oprah'

Oprah Winfrey has landed another newsmaker.

The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, will be appearing on the June 1 edition of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," according to a press release from Harpo, Oprah's production company. No doubt she'll be there to talk about the recent video that showed her allegedly offering an undercover reporter access to her former husband, Prince Andrew, for half a million pounds.

The UK newspaper News of the World posted the video on its website Sunday.


May 27th, 2010
10:30 AM ET

Jesse James' father denies abuse allegations

During an interview with ABC News’ “Nightline” Tuesday, Jesse James alleged that the main reason he went to rehab after cheating on Sandra Bullock was because he’d been “terrorized” as a child.

“My whole childhood, I never had a chance to be a kid,” James told ABC News correspondent Vicki Mabrey. “[My dad] beat my [expletive] pretty good a bunch of times. Football star, bike builder, Monster Garage TV star – all that stuff was a huge smoke screen so people won’t see that I’m a scared, abused kid.”

But in an email to ABC, James’ father Larry denied the allegations of abuse, and told in an interview that the scenario James recalled to the point of tears during the interview – that his father broke his arm – didn’t happen the way James described.


Filed under: Celebrities • Jesse James
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