America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon and Dancing With The Stars judge Julianne Hough teamed up with Samsung to smash the Guinness World Record for the longest selfie relay chain with 283 consecutive selfies. The event was to promote Samsung’s next generation of digital cameras - the new NX line. The cameras are slimmer, sleeker and have the ability to connect to smartphones. Samsung gave out 300 of their brand new cameras as they called for people to "Ditch the DSLR" in exchange for the new Samsung devices. Samsung also donated $50,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Greater LA as part of the event. Click here to find out more about Samsung's new digital cameras.
Despite his pending divorce to Mariah Carey - which seems to be getting ugly - Cannon is “getting out there" with seemingly endless projects he has keeping him busy. Cannon just wrapped the 9th season of America’s Got Talent alongside judges Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Mel B. The winner, magician Mat Franco, was awarded $1 million and a headlining show in Las Vegas. Cannon is all for a magician winning the talent competition show, saying: “There’s so many other singing competitions and dance shows out there. For someone like a magician to be able to come through and win $1 million, it shows you what the show’s all about - it could be any talent. I mean, he was the best and most talented person that America saw. So, therefore, he took it all the way, and I think it was well deserved.”
It seems like keeping busy is the best way to keep his mind off his marriage troubles. He has a new standup comedy show for Showtime called F#ck Nick Cannon, an album White People Party Music (the new music video for "Looking For a Dream" is quite exceptional by the way). Oh, and he’s writing a children’s book based on his and Carey’s twins Roc & Roe. He also recently rocked the most expensive pair of shoes ever - a $2 million pair of diamond loafers - marking two Guinness world records he's broken. Not too shabby. This guy is certainly not moping around while his soon to be ex-wife is on a world tour.
Cannon also has a couple works that are under the radar. He’s going to be bringing Robin Leach's Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous back to TV. And he recently partnered with Maxim - he’ll be taking over the magazine’s content as well as heading strategic events. “I’ll be doing my thing… so that’s kinda cool.” Keep doing your thing, Cannon. It’s very cool indeed.
Cannon also stars on BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood alongside Kevin Hart, Nelly, Boris Kodjoe, Duane Martin and J.B. Smoove. "The fakest reality show on TV" just premiered its third season. Catch new episodes of the hilarious show Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. on BET.
An ex-wife of Terrence Howard has filed court documents accusing the actor of faking his earnings during their spousal support battle. The Iron Man star split from his third wife, Michelle Ghent, in 2011 and their bitter divorce was finalised last year (13).
In July (14), Howard asked a judge to throw out the settlement because he cannot afford the alimony payments, as most of his salary goes to his second ex-wife Lori McCommas in spousal and child support.
According to legal documents obtained by TMZ.com, Ghent now claims Howard pretended he had no funds to pay her after raking in $1.3 million (£812,500) last year (13).
She wants a court to force him to settle his outstanding bill of $481,715 (£283,360) in spousal support payments and legal costs.
Howard married his fourth wife, Miranda, last year (13).
Ed Sheeran is hoping to help One Direction score another big pop hit by writing a new tune for them, even though one of the boy band members stole his girlfriend. Rumours persist that Sheeran's song Don't is about Ellie Goulding's fling with One Direction's Niall Horan, which took place in the same hotel Sheeran was staying in, after the red head recently told radio host Howard Stern his ex was unfaithful with a member of the group.
The Lego House singer told Stern that he and his One Direction foe were not on speaking terms after the love triangle mess, but now it seems he's forgiven his pal - Sheeran and Horan were spotted dancing and palling around at the iHeartRadio festival in Las Vegas over the weekend (20Sep14).
And now Sheeran has revealed he wrote a song for One Direction, which appears on the group's new release Four.
He tells Australia's Nova FM radio host Kent Small, "I wasn't going to do it again because my record label got very annoyed that my first number one was a song I gave to somebody else and they were like, 'Don't do it'.
"But I did (TV show) Britain's Got Talent and (One Direction mentor) Simon Cowell... mentioned it... and then the next day I was in Copenhagen and I just got an idea and I went in the shower room, where it's big and reverberative (sic) and wrote it and I was like, 'That sounds like a song that would be perfect for them', and sent it across.
"It's one of these songs that I wouldn't have used for myself; it was written specifically for them."
Actress Lisa Kudrow is demanding a new trial after the foreman of the jury which oversaw her recent breach of contract spat with an ex-manager sent her a bizarre apology. Steve de Bode sent the letter to Kudrow's lawyer after the Friends star was ordered to pay her former manager Scott Howard $1.6 million (£1 million).
In the note, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, he suggests the jury members made a mistake.
He wrote, "Having now had some time to fully interpret the discussion within the jury room, I have come to realize that the majority of the jurors believed the Plaintiff's council, who in his opening statement portrayed Lisa Kudrow as 'the smartest person in the room' and then over the course of the trial proceeded to demean and 'play up' her Phoebe Buffay (Friends) role throughout.
"I personally hold her in the highest regard for her bravery, honesty and determination in facing public scrutiny and media attention for what is and should have remained a private matter, in order to fight for what she, and now I, believe was right."
He added, "Please pass on my personal apology for the verdict to Lisa Kudrow and let her know that I firmly believe the majority decision was not correct."
Kudrow, who has switched lawyers since the trial, is hoping that de Bode's letter will help to win her a new trial when she and Howard meet in court again on 10 June (14).
Her new attorney, Timothy Lee, cites jury misconduct, but Howard's legal team insists the verdict should stand, calling de Bode "more than a bit eccentric".
His lawyer Mark Baute tells The Hollywood Reporter, "His letter and his declaration show clearly that he was so biased and in love with Ms. Kudrow that he was actually misquoting the record to the other jurors."
And Kudrow's former manager has three other jury members on his side - they have offered their own sworn statements rebutting the guilt-ridden jury foreman.
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It's hard to believe that it's been 25 years since Charlie Sheen's Ricky Vaughn emerged from the bullpen to the strains of "Wild Thing" to help the Cleveland Indians win a division title. Coming out during an era of more high minded baseball movies like Bull Durham and Field of Dreams, Major League was pure goofy fun… more interested in laughs than in the game's potential life lessons.
For many baseball fans, an annual viewing of Major League is as much a part of spring as Opening Day. As with Caddyshack, there are fans that can quote the movie's best lines from memory. Even if you have your own home shrine to voodoo god Jobu, here are some fun facts about the movie that you might not know:
1. Although the movie is set in Cleveland, the scenes inside the ballpark were shot at Milwaukee's old County Stadium. Bob Uecker, who played announcer Harry Doyle, has really worked in Milwaukee since 1971 as the play-by-play man for the hometown Brewers... a fact that writer-director David S. Ward didn't know when he cast him. He had based the casting strictly on Uecker's work on the sitcom Mr. Belvedere and in a series of Miller Lite commercials (if you look closely, that's the beer that Doyle is drinking in the movie).
2. Sheen really was a pitcher in high school for Santa Monica High. He now claims that he took steroids prior to doing the movie so that his fastball would be more realistic. Dennis Haysbert, who later became famous as President David Palmer on 24 and played Cuban slugger Pedro Cerrano, was a football and basketball player in high school before switching to fencing at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
3. Haysbert's hitting as Cerrano looked real because it was. Even though he didn't play baseball past Little League, Haysbert actually cleared the fences multiple times during filming.
4. Despite playing a speedy outfielder in the movie, Wesley Snipes was so slow that they ended up showing him running in slow motion in the film to provide the illusion of speed.
5. The original ending featured the scheming owner played by Margaret Whitton — the widow of the beloved former owner — as secretly being behind the team's winning, with her devious threats meant to bring the boys together. When test audiences hated it, they reshot it to keep her as the bad guy.
6. Entourage's Jeremy Piven shot multiple scenes for the movie, playing a bench player who likes to heckle the opposing team. When they started editing, they realized that the scenes didn't work, so they completely cut his character from the film.
7. Prior to making her film debut as Lynn Wells, the ex-girlfriend of Tom Berenger's character, Rene Russo was known primarily as one of the top models of the '70s. A Los Angeles native, one of Russo's classmates growing up was sitcom-star-turned-director Ron Howard.
6. Pete Vuckovich, who plays evil Yankees first baseman Clu Haywood, was actually a star Major League pitcher who won the American League Cy Young Award in 1982. Playing largely in games with a designated hitter, Vuckovich only rarely batted during his career.
7. According to Ward, during the celebration scene at the end where Corbin Bernsen's third baseman Roger Dorn punches Sheen for sleeping with his wife, Bernsen actually connected with the shot, leaving a welt on Sheen's face.
8. Neil Flynn, who went on to bigger roles on television as the Janitor in Scrubs and a suburban father in The Middle, plays one of the long-suffering Cleveland fans complaining about the state of the team.
9. Flynn and Stacy Carroll, who plays Dorn's wife who has revenge sex with Ricky, both also appeared in a short-lived TV show called Sable, which starred Russo as the girlfriend of a children's book writer who transforms into a superhero at night.
10. The song that plays at the beginning of the movie is "Burn On" by Randy Newman. Written in 1972, it is an ode to an incident in 1969 when the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland caught on fire due to an oil slick and other debris floating in the polluted water.
Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva has reportedly lost the settlement agreement she made following her split from the actor after violating a confidentiality agreement. Grigorieva and Gibson became embroiled in a heated custody battle in 2011 which eventually resulted in the Lethal Weapon star agreeing to pay her $750,000 (£484,000) in instalments until 2016.
On Wednesday (19Feb14) editors at TMZ.com reported that the Russian songwriter had filed for bankruptcy and now the website's writers claim the settlement agreement has also been revoked after she violated a gag order preventing her from discussing her time with the actor.
Court sources tell the website the violation relates to an interview Grigorieva gave with radio shock-jock Howard Stern in October (13), during which she described her relationship with Gibson as "painful and dark".
Her comments were allegedly enough for a judge to rule that she had violated the order, which prevents her from discussing her life with the actor, and she will not receive the remaining instalments of her settlement, which are said to amount to $375,000 (£234,375).
We suppose it would stunt the show's creativity to demand that Amy Poehler be required to play Drunk Leslie Knope in every single episode, but wouldn't it also be worth it? Loaded Leslie is one of the great joys of Parks and Recreation, and though her appearances are rare, they are memorable. To say the least. While we wait somewhat patiently for the show's fall hiatus to end, let's crack open a cold one and reflect on some of her finest and tipsiest moments.
Leslie vs. Ron's Mom
In season four episode "Ron and Tammys," Leslie takes one Team Ron. When his ex (Tammy 1) and mother (Tammy 0) face off over him with a bottle of homemade mash, Leslie enters the contest to save Ron from both of them. She wasn't able to hang, but did gift us with our new favorite party mantra: "Everybody pants now."
Take it easy on the Snake Juice
Leslie wasn't the only one stumbling around the Snakehole Lounge at the launch of Tom's new lifestyle liquor. But while everyone else was dancing in tiny hats and making dated Howard Stern references, Leslie and Ann were having their first real BFF fight. Luckily, they're both feeling embarrassed and chastened enough in the next day's hangover haze to make up quickly.
In one of the best episodes of the series' early days, Leslie is so nervous to be going on a date with Officer Dave (Louis C.K.) that she enlists Ann to take her out on a dress rehearsal. Too drunk and way too confident, she shows up at Dave's door a day early to tell him what that chair in the bathroom is called. If you have the DVDs, watch the gag reel of this episode to see how often Amy made Louis break when they improv-ed this scene.
"Blah blah blah, Poker Face...."
Leslie becomes queen of the Pawnee gay community and thereby guest of honor at club "The Bulge" when she holds a marriage ceremony for the zoo's same-sex penguin couple. "You know why tonight is so much fun? Because everyone is so gay."
Sarah Silverman's failed NBC pilot Susan 313 might have not gotten picked up by the network, but that's not going to stop the comedian from sharing her comedy with the public. With the go-ahead from 20th Century Fox, Silverman went to YouTube and posted the pilot on her personal channel JASH (although we wouldn't have been surprised if she posted the video without getting approval first).
The pilot follows a newly single woman named Susan (played by Silverman) who heads back to her old life, and more importantly, her old apartment in an attempt to move on from her 10-year relationship.
Silverman introduces the video by saying, "This isn’t like, 'Can you believe they didn’t pick this up?!' It's like, 'They probably did the right thing, but we liked the show.'" And you know what? We like the show too. Here's why we think Susan 313 should have been given a chance:
1. The cast includes comedy gold like Tig Notaro (Inside Amy Schumer) and Harris Wittels (Parks and Recreation).2. The cast also includes actress and writer June Diane Raphael, who deserves her own section on this list. Raphael, also known as Casey Wilson's writing partner, has starred in NTSF:SD:SUV, Drunk History, Burning Love, New Girl, and most recently Parks and Recreation as Tynnyfer. 3. Jeff Goldblum guest stars as Silverman's ex in the pilot. Jeff Goldblum, guys.4. Ron Howard was producing. Ron Howard, guys.5. Within the first five minutes, it's apparent that Susan 313 is already better than NBC's Sean Saves the World. One can only guess as to why the network would pass up on a show that seems to be a match made in heaven and go with one that probably doesn't deserve the NBC time slot.6. The premise seems somewhat similar (but not too similar) to the pilot of New Girl, and that show's doing well, right?7. The comedy is still classically Sarah Silverman, but it's much more toned down than we thought it would be. And we mean that in a good way.8. A broken faucet causes Susan to have a full-on meltdown. And we like that because we all know that stuff like that happens way too often in the real world.
While the pilot didn't get picked up this time around, we can only hope that someone out there likes the comedy enough to make sure more episodes get made. Netflix, are you listening?Silverman's first HBO stand-up special, We Are Miracles, will air November 23. You can check out more of her work on Jash.com, the online comedy network that she founded along with Michael Cera, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, and Reggie Watts.
Is the universe ready for a sequel to the 1999 hit movie The Best Man? Yes. Yes, we finally are. A few months back the trailer for The Best Man Holiday hit the internets and for those of us who never get tired of the glorious faces of Morris Chestnut and Nia Long, it was a pretty good day. As the November 15th premiere date approaches, let's review the trailer and mentally prepare for the awesomeness headed our way.
So here's what we've learned so far.
Everyone Is Still Hot
Seriously! Did these people age at all? No, no they didn't. The entire cast looks as hot as they did back in '99! Between Chestnut, Long, Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan and pretty much everyone else, there's enough eye candy for all.
Speaking of Candy...
Candy the stripper (played by actress Regina Hall) is back and all cleaned up! Looks like she's gone good while Julian's crazy ex Shelby has gone bad. That bedroom scene with Terrence Howard's character is going to be all kinds of epic.
Nia Long Trades In Dark Chocolate For White Chocolate
So, Long's character Jordan is an interracial relationship with hottie Brian McDaniels (played by real-life hottie Eddie Cibrian). Harper may or may not approve, but we're totally and completely into it.
There's A Synchronized New Edition Performance Going On
Did you catch that moment at the 1:30 mark where all the guys started doing their Can You Stand The Rain thing and panties were thrown? We expect that this scene alone will be worth the price of admission.
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Folk icon Bob Dylan is staying away from his gay daughter's upcoming wedding, according to her future mother-in-law. Desiree Dennis-Dylan, the singer-songwriter's daughter with former backing singer and ex-wife Carolyn Dennis, is set to marry her partner Kayla Sampson next year (14), but the rocker won't be there to walk her down the aisle.
Sampson's mother Jolene tells the New York Daily News, "Of course he's invited, but he's just not going to go. He didn't say that, but that's what we are assuming.
"It would be sad (if Dylan doesn't attend), but he is really supportive and happy for her."
Desiree's existence only came to light in 2001 after a biography by Howard Sounes revealed she had been born in 1986. Dennis later explained she and Dylan had decided to keep the birth a secret to give her a normal childhood.
Dylan and Dennis divorced in 1992.