Today, April 14th
- Abigail Breslin (“Signs,” “Little Miss Sunshine”)– 18
- Adrien Brody (“The Pianist,” “Dummy”) (FAST FACT: When he won the Oscar for Best Actor in 2003 for “The Pianist,” he kissed Halle Berry on stage.) – 41
- Robert Carlyle ("Angela's Ashes, "The Full Monty," “Once Upon A Time”) – 53
- Julie Christie (“Doctor Zhivago,” “Darling”) – 73
- Sarah Michelle Gellar (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Cruel Intentions,” “The Crazy Ones”) – 37
- Brad Garrett ("Everybody Loves Raymond," “Til Death”) (FAST FACT: He stands at more than 6-feet, 9-inches tall) – 54
- Rob Mcelhenney (“It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”) – 37
- Anthony Michael Hall (“The Breakfast Club,” “Weird Science,” “Sixteen Candles,” “Six Degrees of Separation”) – 46
- The late Sir John Gielgud (“Arthur,” “Gandhi,” “Elizabeth,” “Merlin”) (FAST FACTS: This legendary actor had the distinction of winning an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award) (1904 – 2000)
- The late Rod Steiger (“In the Heat of the Night,” “Oklahoma!,” “The Harder They Fall”) (1925 – 2002)…he would have been 90
- Ritchie Blackmore – 69
- Arcade Fire’s Win Butler – 34
- Da Brat – 40
- Loretta Lynn – 82
- UFO’s Vinnie Moore – 50
- Makeup artist and entrepreneur Bobbi Brown – 57
- Baseball Hall of Famer Greg Maddux (FAST FACTS: He became the first pitcher in MLB history to win the Cy Young Award four times in a row, from 1992 to 1995. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame this year with 97.2% of the vote) – 48
- Baseball legend Pete Rose – 73
- The late teacher Anne Sullivan (she taught Hellen Keller to read and write) (1866 – 1936)
ANOTHER DAY....ANOTHER JACKSON FAMILY BATTLE
It looks like we're about to see another Jackson family custody battle. Debbie Rowe, the mother of Michael Jackson's two oldest childrenPrince and Paris, told TMZ she is willing to fight for the custody of her kids.
As of now, Prince and Paris are in the care of Jackson's 83-year-old mother, Katherine and according to the other Jackson boys, they're not going anywhere. "[The children] are well loved and well taken care of," Tito, Randy, Jermaine, and Jackie Jackson tell the site. "We are quite taken back that Ms. Rowe has decided now to enter their lives, after she abandoned her children many years ago for money."
That jab is in reference to the deal made back when both kids were born that gave Rowe a lump sum of cash in exchange for full custody. "Our only desire is to see our niece and nephews continue to go on with happy, healthy and safe lives," the statement continues. "We will do everything and anything with in our power to help make that happen." According to the site, Rowe wants to move the kids to her ranch in Palmdale, California where she raises and breeds horses.
KIRSTEN DUNST THINKS YOU SHOULD ACT LIKE A LADY
Oh Kirsten Dunst, stick to making mediocre movies. The actress has caused a stir with her comments on gender roles in May's issue of "Harper's Bazaar UK." "I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued," she told the mag. "We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking – it’s a valuable thing my mom created." Fair enough.
"And sometimes, you need your knight in shining armour," Dunst unfortunately continued. "I’m sorry. You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. That’s how relationships work."
As you might imagine, some people are not very happy about this. “Kirsten Dunst is not paid to write gender theory so it shouldn't surprise anyone that she's kind of dumb about it,” Jezebel wrote. There are people defending the actress. "'And sometimes, you need your knight in shining armour.' -Kirsten Dunst merely sums up every rom com ever, & yet the internet explodes" one person tweeted.
NICK CARTER GOT MARRIED
Congratulations are in order to Nick Carter. The Backstreet Boys singer said, “I do,” to his longtime girlfriend, Lauren Kitt on Saturday. According to The Daily Mail, family and friends of the happy couple were on hand for the Santa Barbara ceremony with one notable exception – Nick’s little brother, Aaron Carter.
So what would make Aaron miss his brother’s wedding? Apparently there were never any plans for him to attend the ceremony due to a contracted appearance in Washington, DC.
But Aaron was supposed to be at the reception. His manager Steve Honig said that while Aaron was “breaking his a**” to get there, it didn’t work out. Blame it on mechanical problems with Aaron’s US Airways plane that prevented him from making an appearance.
LINDSAY LOHAN STAYING SOBER AT COACHELLA
It’s hard to route for Lindsay Lohan when she’s putting herself in not so great situations. The seemingly always troubled actress is at the Coachella Music Festival, according to TMZ.
The problem? The California festival is infamous for its party culture, including drinking and drugs. The site is reporting, however, LiLo has told friends she’s committed to not falling off the wagon. In all fairness to Lohan, she’s been going to the festival long before it became mainstream and reportedly goes with her siblings every year.
It is worth pointing out, however, that she checked into rehab right after last year’s trip to the festival. Only time will tell.
TORI AND DEAN HAVE A NEW SHOW...STARTING TUESDAY
If you have any doubts about what caused the rift between Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott, you’re about to get all of the answers. A new docu-series called “True Tori” kicks off with a bang this week, showing the couple trying to pick up the pieces after news of McDermott’s cheating hit.
I can never give him enough sex!" Spelling says, crying in a couple’s therapy session. "He's never gonna be happy with just me." This show, which kicks off on tomorrow on Lifetime, is told from Spelling’s perspective. "Tori will be talking about what she's been through," a source tells “Us” magazine of the six-episode series, which started filming earlier this month. "Dean will appear, but it's really her story."
Don’t expect any answers from either Tori or Dean, the insider points out. The show likely won't conclude with a decision about her marriage," the insider says. "Things are very much in flux." “True Tori” premieres Tuesday at 10pm on Lifetime.
JOHNNY DEPP'S KID DOESN'T THINK HE IS COOL
Johnny Depp may be one of the coolest men around, but there’s at least one person who’d disagree – his daughter. He told Ellen DeGeneres on Friday that his 15-year-old, Lily-Rose is not impressed with him like that.
Depp said since he’s turned 50, he’s been a laid back-type dad. However, there are days when he can’t do anything right as far as Lily-Rose is concerned. He added, “She’s a sharp kid, very sophisticated, super intelligent and, uh, scary.”
Johnny tried to explain why he thinks his daughter feels the way she does. He said, “All that cool stuff is going on that 15-year-old girls…All that stuff. So she could be the sweetest thing in the world, which most of the time she is, and suddenly I'm in trouble for something.”
J LO TALKS ABOUT HER NEW ALBUM
Jennifer Lopez is giving fans an update on her upcoming album. The still-untitled release is set to drop over the summer, and JLo is telling "Vlad TV" about the list of artists she has lined up to collaborate.
Among the hip-hop artists receiving credits on J. Lo's eighth album are Tyga, Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa and French Montana - who gives a verse to her latest single "I Luh Ya Papi." Jennifer's also cleared up the rumors and confirmed that "Blurred Lines" singer Robin Thicke will also be a guest.
One person that won't? Chris Brown, who was rumored to be on the album after some tweeted photos last year. Lopez says Brown did "write some stuff on it," but didn't record any vocals with her. We're guessing she wanted to skip the drama. Look for the new album ito drop June 17th.
ED SHEERAN DEBUTED A NEW SONG ON SNL
Ed Sheeran went "live from New York" to debut new music from his forthcoming sophomore album on "SNL" this weekend. Not only did he perform "Sing," the lead single from his upcoming album, "X," (which is pronounced "Multiply), he also offered up a performance of "Don't," another track from the project.
No one can blame him for showcases two new tunes - it was Sheeran's first time on the show. And of course, he didn't go t alone. Sheeran's pal Taylor Swift (and touring partner) Tayor Swift also turned up. T-Swift made an appearance during the opening monologue.
As for Ed, he took the stage with a full band and backup singers, a new twist to his usual acoustic set. And now that we've had a proper listen to "Don't" we're TOTALLY going with the rumor that it's about Ellie Goulding. As we told you before, he spoke about the track during a recent interview with "Rolling Stone," saying it was about a fellow musician he used to date who ended up cheating on him. He also confirmed "100%" that the song was NOT about Taylor. The new album, "Multiply" is set to arrive in stores June 23rd.
LORDE BLOWN AWAY BY COACHELLA
Lorde called the Coachella music festival 'mental' when she hit the stage on Saturday. She performed on day two of the iconic event, which held for two weekends in Indio, California. Met with huge cheers and one of the biggest audiences of the afternoon when she began her set as the sun went down, Lorde was the first to admit her astonishment. "This is actually the first big thing I ever booked,' Lorde told the crowd, according to "Entertainment Weekly." 'I said . holy f**k, we booked Coachella. I was screaming on the phone. We are so lucky to be here. This is mental."
What - performing a Nirvana classic at the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Inductions didn't rate little lady? We're just teasing - especially because she also thanked the crowd for making the wildest dreams of a "kid from New Zealand" come true.
The second biggest act of the day was Pharrell, who hit the stage right after Lorde - and during a dust storm, no less. Pharrell had several guest stars for his set, including Snoop Dogg (for "Drop It Like It's Hot" and "Beautiful"), Nelly (for "Hot In Herre"), Busta Rhymes and Puff Daddy (for "Pass the Courvoisier, Part 2,") and Gwen Stefani (for "Hollaback Girl").
Solange Knowles also performed Kate Bush's hit "Cloudbusting," before bringing out sister "Beyonce" to join her for "Losing You."
THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
"Rio 2" couldn't take down a superhero, falling behind "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" at the box office. What makes that even more impressive is the next installment in the "Captain America" franchise dropped 56-percent of its audience this weekend.
According to Deadline, 23-percent of kids have off from school for Spring Break on Monday, which means more animated movie fans and less families trekking it to see "Oculus." The new horror movie definitely held its own, coming in at number three.
"Draft Day" opened at a disappointing number four and "Divergent" managed to stay in the top five but is definitely not near the blockbuster level of "The Hunger Games."
DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC) The nine remaining couples perform to songs from Disney films; guest judge Donny Osmond.
CASTLE (ABC) When dying man leaves a baby with a priest, Castle and Beckett watch over the child.
2 BROKE GIRLS (CBS) A bride who has a hard time making decisions asks Max and Caroline to make her wedding cake.
FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES (CBS) Kate tries to help Will meet women; pregnancy hormones heighten Andi's libido and sense of smell.
MIKE & MOLLY (CBS) Mike, Samuel and Carl go on a road trip to Memphis, Tenn., to meet Carl's mother.
MOM (CBS) season finale. Bonnie and Christy help Violet through labor; Christy thinks Bonnie still has feelings for Alvin
PERSON OF INTEREST (CBS) Shaw must stay close to a 10-year-old girl with highly developed surveillance skills.
THE VOICE (NBC) The top vocalists perform when the playoff round continues.
THE BLACKLIST (NBC) Internal affairs tries to find the mole on the team; a serial killer from Liz's past strikes again.
BONES (FOX) Investigating the death of a woman whose body was cryogenically frozen before being left in a swamp.
THE FOLLOWING (FOX) Ryan's mission to infiltrate the Korban compound and capture Joe doesn't go as planned.
STAR-CROSSED (CW) Taylor throws a meteor shower party; Teri makes a dangerous decision.
TOMORROW PEOPLE (CW) Stephen's work as a double agent appears to be paying off; Russell is sent to meet with the founder.
BATES MOTEL (A&E) Norma's faith in Norman is questioned; Romero receives new evidence in the murder of Miss Watson.
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY (BRAVO) Vicki and Donn's divorce is finalized; Tamra worries about staying in shape.
SOUTHERN CHARM (BRAVO) The crew goes to Shep's family plantation; Whitney reveals a secret to Thomas.
THE FASHION POLICE (E!) Nick Lachey and Zendaya join to evaluate all the fashions from the MTV Movie Awards.
SWAMP PEOPLE (HIST) One family tries to maintain an eight foot order; the pressure gets to the second team.
16 AND PREGNANT (MTV) A girl gets pregnant from a one-night-stand.
WAREHOUSE 13 (SYFY) season premiere. Claudia, Steve and Artie discovers Paracelsus has turned the Warehouse into a house of horrors
MY 600-POUND LIFE (TLC) When Paula suddenly loses a loved one she can no longer ignore the threat of losing her own life.
T.I & TINY: THE FAMILY HUSTLE (VH1) Tip and Tameka take the children to Space Camp; the children struggle to work together.
THIS IS HOT 97 (VH1) The gang struggles to remain earnest during sensitivity training; Flex's new doll.
JIMMY KIMMEL (ABC) repeat. Jason Bateman; actress Katie Lowes; John Legend performs.
DAVID LETTERMAN (CBS) repeat. Emma Watson; actor Nick Offerman; tribute to Johnny Cash.
CRAIG FERGUSON (CBS) Scheduled: Dominic Monaghan; actress Brooklyn Decker.
TONIGHT SHOW/JIMMY FALLON (NBC) repeat. Will Smith; U2 performs.
LATE NIGHT/SETH MEYERS (NBC) repeat Kanye West; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART (COM) repeat. Nate Silver.
THE COLBERT REPORT (COM) repeat.Author Sheryl Sandberg.
CHELSEA LATELY (E!) Scheduled:Comedian Amy Schumer.
LAST CALL/CARSON DALY (NBC) Scheduled: Actor Jon Daly; actress Zoe Bell; The Flaming Lips perform.
THE MTV MOVIE AWARDS WERE LAST NIGHT
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" was the big winner at last night's MTV Movie Awards. Conan O’Brien hosted, and it really wasn’t anything to write home about. Conan was as funny as he could possibly be without being someone else, and everyone who appeared tried to be as cool as possible.
One of the best speeches of the night came from Mark Wahlberg. He got the Generation Award, which he said signified that he was too old to be there.
If you missed the 2014 MTV Awards, the network will do encore presentations all week. Here’s a list of the winners:
- Movie of the year – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
- Best female performance – Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
- Best male performance – Josh Hutcherson, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
- Breakthrough performance – Will Poulter, “We’re the Millers”
- Best kiss – Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter, “We're the Millers”
- Best fight – Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly vs. Orcs, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
- Best comedic performance – Jonah Hill, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
- Best shirtless performance – Zac Efron, “That Awkward Moment”
- Best villain – Mila Kunis, “Oz The Great and Powerful”
- Best on-screen transformation – Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”
- Best musical moment – Backstreet Boys, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson perform in Heaven, “This is the End”
- Best cameo performance – Rihanna, “This is the End”
- Trailblazer award: Channing Tatum
- Generation award: Mark Wahlberg