Today, April 28th
- Jessica Alba ("Dark Angel," “Sin City,” “Fantastic Four”) – 33
- Penelope Cruz (“Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” “Volver”) (FAST FACT: Married Javier Bardem in 2010)– 40
- Jorge Garcia (Hugo on “Lost”) – 41
- Nancy Lee Grahn (“General Hospital,” “Santa Barbara,” “7th Heaven”) – 56
- Samuel Larsen (“Glee’s” Joe Hart) – 23
- Ann Margaret (“Viva Las Vegas,” “Bye Bye Birdie,” “Tommy”) – 73
- Mary McDonnell (“Dances with Wolves,” “Major Crimes”) – 62
- Bridget Moynahan (“I, Robot,” “Coyote Ugly,” “Blue Bloods”) (FAST FACTS: Before there was Gisele, Bridget was Tom Brady’s baby mama. She had discovered she was knocked up AFTER they split) – 44
- Harry Shrum, Jr. (“Step Up 2: The Streets,” “Step Up 3D,” “Glee’s” Mike Chang)– 32
- Marcia Strassman (“Welcome Back, Kotter,” “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”) – 67
- Jenna Ushkowitz (“Glee’s” Tina Cohen-Chang) – 28
- The late Carolyn Jones (Morticia on “The Addams Family”)(1930 – 1983)…she would have been 84
- The late Bruno Kirby (“City Slickers,” “When Harry Met Sally...,” “Good Morning, Vietnam,” “The Godfather Part II,” “Donnie Brasco”) (1949 – 2006)…he would have been 65
- Kim Gordon – 61
- Too Short – 48
- ICP’s Violent J. – 42
- Golfer John Daly – 48
- Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan – 54
- Author Harper Lee (“To Kill A Mockingbird”) (FAST FACT: A schoolmate and lifelong friend of Truman Capote, she was awarded the 2007 Presidential Medal of Freedom for her “tremendous contribution to American literature and culture.” Interesting because she only ever wrote only one book; however, it is widely considered an American literary masterpiece.) – 88
- TV personality and comedian Jay Leno (FAST FACT: Birth name James Douglas Muir Leno, he also provided the voice of Vorb in the 1993 animated film, “We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story”) – 64
- “Property Brothers” Drew and Jonathan Scott – 35
- The late entrepreneur Ferruccio Lamborghini (FAST FACTS: He started in oil heaters and air conditioning then went on to become the creator of the luxurious Lamborghini sports cars. He had discovered a problem with the clutch on his Ferrari, and he went to complain about it to its designer Enzo, who promptly turned Ferruccio away.) (1916 – 1993)
- The late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein (1937 – 2006)…he would have been 77
- The late President James Monroe (FAST FACT: The fifth president of the United States and the final Founding Father to be elected to the office as well as the third to die on July 4th.) (1758 – 1831)
TORI SPELLING HOSPITALIZED
Looks like Tori Spelling’s martial problems are spilling over into her health. According to AceShowBiz.com, she’s been hospitalized for “undisclosed reasons” for at least six days. She was released over the weekend.
Sources say that Dean McDermott stayed with Tori up to 10 hours a day during her hospital stay. The only time he was out of her sight from 10am to 8pm was when he went to catch some air or make phone calls. He was bringing her food and looked pretty stressed out and worried. She apparently was discharged on Saturday because she was sporting a hospital band on her wrist as her husband helped her into the car on Saturday afternoon.
At this point, we’re not sure why Tori got sick, but earlier this month, she slammed reports of her being underweight. Sources said that the stress of Dean’s cheating had taken her appetite. She said, “I'm not under 100 pounds. I didn't collapse. I didn't go to the hospital. I'm raising two girls and I want them to have positive body images."
CLOONEY IS OFF THE MARKET!!
What do Lisa Snowden, Elisabetta Canalis and Stacy Keibler have in common? They’re all wondering what in the world did Amal Alamuddin do or say to get George Clooney to marry her.
According to Us Weekly, the Oscar winner popped the question to the British lawyer he’s been dating for six months within the last two weeks. The happy couple was spotted toasting their engagement at Craig’s restaurant in West Hollywood last Wednesday.
George – a notorious bachelor – was married to Talia Balsam from 1989 to 1993. He also had lengthy relationships with Snowden, Canalis, and Keibler. From all indications, this will be Amal’s first marriage. Congrats!
CHRIS MARTIN IS KIND OF TALKING ABOUT HIS BREAK-UP
We barely have any pictures of Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow together, and even less interviews with Martin about his former wife. Which makes the Zane Lowe BBC 1 interview tonight even more exciting.
In a teaser released for the chat, Martin talks about everything from One Direction to the now infamous "Unconscious Uncoupling" announcement. "Everyone in their life goes through challenges -- whether it is love or money or kids or illness," he said in a clip from the interview that will air in full tonight.
"There have been a lot of false headlines recently but this would be a real one," he offered. "So you can write that if you like. I'll give you a quote ... I did," he went on to say vaguely, and kind of sadly, in the black-and-white teaser. You can watch the clip below. We'll keep you updated on what exactly Chris Martin has to say about his ex.
COLUMBUS SHORT WON'T BE RETURNING TO SCANDAL
Say it ain’t so! Columbus Short won’t be returning to “Scandal” for season four. A source told The Grio that he didn’t decide to leave and that the choice was made for “creative purposes.”
Short released the following statement on Friday:
“At this time I must confirm my exit from a show I’ve called home for three years, with what is the most talented ensemble on television today. I would like to first thank [creator] Shonda Rhimes for the opportunity to work with such an amazing cast. Thank you GLADIATORS, who have supported me throughout my entire career and of course to ABC and Shondaland for allowing me to play such a pivotal role in the Scandal series. I have enjoyed every single minute of it. Everything must come to an end and unfortunately the time has come for Harrison Wright to exit the canvas. I wish nothing but the best for Shonda, Kerry [Washington] and the rest of the cast, who have become like a second family to me in such a short amount of time. For this, I will forever be grateful.”
Columbus’ “Scandal” exit comes as he’s facing several scandals of his own. In late March, he was arrested on a felony battery charge that could get him up to four years in jail if convicted. In addition, he and his wife, Tuere, are in the midst of a nasty divorce amid charges of domestic abuse.
SELENA GOMEZ INSTAGRAM PURGE
We told you that Selena Gomez had suddenly unfollowed everyone on her Instagram account last week. That, in addition to her posting moody pictures and cryptic posts – including the lyrics to Mary J. Blige’s “Work in Progress” – had people speculating that something was wrong. Now we’ve got a little insight into what’s really going on.
A source told E! Online that Selena’s experience at Coachella gave her an epiphany, and she decided that she needed to remove what she believes are negative influences in her life to focus on all things positivity. The insider didn’t give any specifics, but she’s currently reevaluating her friendships and relationships with certain people. She’s also rededicating herself to her music and plans to attend church on a regular basis.
In other Selena news, Us Weekly says she’s hired Bradford Cobb as her manager. Cobb manages Katy Perry and Adam Lambert. This move comes after she fired her parents, Mandy and Brian Teefey, who’ve managed her since she was a child. Sources say she’s really looking to reinvent her career, too. Stay tuned…
MORE PROOF GWEN IS HEADED TO THE VOICE
Gwen Stefani is reportedly making some changes in her management as rumors of her joining "The Voice" continue to swirl. "The Hollywood Reporter" says the No Doubt frontbabe has signed on as client of Irving Azoff, who also serves as a manager to Christina Aguilera. Apparently it was Azoff who suggested Gwen replace Christina on the hit NBC show.
The supposed deal comes on the heels of Gwen and No Doubt parting ways with Rebel Waltz Management, where they've been since 1998. Insiders are telling the magazine that Azoff has signed Gwen as a client since, although the manager is denying the claim to "Billboard."
Apparently Gwen was also being eyed by ABC's summer singing show "Rising Star," but reportedly backed out after being swayed in the direction of "The Voice" by Azoff. Re-he-heeeeeeeally?!
SPEILBERG BRINGING THE "BFG" TO LIFE
We have "Matilda," we have "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," we have "The Witches" and "James and the Giant Peach." Now, another of Roald Dahl's books is coming to the big screen, "The BFG."
As if that weren't reason enough to be excited to wrangle up some young family members are go to the movies, according to "The Hollywood Reporter," Steven Spielberg is on board to direct. The screenplay has been written by Melissa Mathison, who wrote the "E.T." screenplay.
This will be the first movie Spielberg directs since 2012's "Lincoln," but there is a chance he'll fit a movie in before the start of "The BFG," which is scheduled for 2015. As of now, the big screen adaptation would hit theaters in 2016.
DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC) The dancers perform to Latin music; guest judge Ricky Martin.
CASTLE (ABC) A mysterious motorcyclist shoots an up-and-coming professional skateboarder.
2 BROKE GIRLS (CBS) Sophie and her new bookie boyfriend bring Caroline and Max to the racetrack.
FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES (CBS) Kate accidentally sleeps with an escort; Andi and Bobby have a rat in their attic.
MIKE & MOLLY (CBS) Carl and Mike arrest Molly's literary hero (Susan Sarandon) for a DUI.
THE BIG BANG THEORY (CBS) repeat. Sheldon and Amy's relationship is tested when she takes a job at his university.
PERSON OF INTEREST (CBS) repeat. The team is met with surprises during an investigation into a hypnotherapist.
THE VOICE (NBC) The top 10 artists perform.
THE BLACKLIST (NBC) Red thinks a strategist is responsible when a politician in Prague is framed for murder.
BONES (FOX) repeat. When a woman's remains are found in a park, Booth and Brennan discover she was living a double life.
THE FOLLOWING (FOX) season finale. Joe and Ryan are forced to work together to save the woman they love
STAR-CROSSED (CW) Sophia thinks Taylor is pregnant with Drake's baby; Emery is abducted.
TOMORROW PEOPLE (CW) Cara and Stephen try to buy Jedikiah time as he works on a possible antidote for the serum.
BATES MOTEL (A&E) Romero hopes a former colleague can help him determine Norman's involvement in a crime.
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS (BRAVO) The dinner party at Shannon's continues; Heather leaves town for the holidays.
SOUTHERN CHARM (BRAVO) Updates on the cast as part of a reunion special.
THE FABULIST (E!) Brad Goreski visits.
SWAMP PEOPLE (HIST) Swampers are in danger of losing their businesses until family and friends come to their aid.
16 & PREGNANT (MTV) A party girl gets pregnant while her mother is incarcerated.
WAREHOUSE 13 (SYFY) Steve searches for an artifact that makes a horseless chariot come to life.
SEX SENT ME TO THE ER (TLC) A couple's date night leads them to a secluded pasture; a couple with a hidden medical secret.
SECRET SEX LIVES (TLC) repeat.A woman with record setting "natural" breasts; a couple with a "large sexual appetite."
BLACK INK CREW (VH1) The crew throws a birthday party for Sky; Dutchess decides on surgery; Ceaser and Puma collaborate.
THIS IS HOT 97 (VH1) When Laura Stylez and Karlie Hustle notice Ebro buying fur scarves, moisturizer, and lip gloss, they confront him about his feminine purchases.
JIMMY KIMMEL (ABC) Scheduled: Jennifer Lopez; actress Elisabeth Moss; Sleepy Man Banjo Boys perform.
DAVID LETTERMAN (CBS) Scheduled: Joel McHale; Aloe Blacc performs.
CRAIG FERGUSON (CBS) Scheduled: LL Cool J; actress Candice Accola.
TONIGHT SHOW/JIMMY FALLON (NBC) Scheduled: Emma Stone; professional baseball player Robinson Cano; Keith Urban performs.
LATE NIGHT/SETH MEYERS (NBC) Scheduled: Daniel Radcliffe; actresses Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham; A performance from Twenty One Pilots.
THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART (COM) Scheduled: TBA
THE COLBERT REPORT (COM) Scheduled: TBA
CHELSEA LATELY (E!) Scheduled:Giuliana and Bill Rancic.
LAST CALL/CARSON DALY (NBC) Scheduled: Lennon Parham & Jessica St. Clair; You Won't performs.