Today, April 29th
- Paul Adelstein (“Private Practice,” “Scandal”) – 45
- Megan Boone (“The Blacklist”) – 31
- Nora Dunn (Former "Saturday Night Live") – 62
- Daniel Day Lewis (“My Left Foot,” “The Boxer,” “Gandhi”) (FAST FACT: (He won Acadeny Awards for his roles in “There Will Be Blood,” “Gangs of New York,” “Lincoln”) – 57
- Kate Mulgrew (“Star Trek: Voyager”) – 59
- Michelle Pfeiffer (“Scarface,” “Batman Returns,” What Lies Beneath, “The Witches of Eastwick,” “Tequila Sunrise”) – 56
- Eve Plumb ("The Brady Bunch") – 56
- Uma Thurman (“Pulp Fiction,” “Kill Bill”) (FAST FACT: She took home a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role in 2003's “Hysterical Blindness”) – 44
- The Oak Ridge Boys’ Duane Allen – 71
- Mary Mary’s Erica Atkins-Campbell – 42
- Tommy James – 67
- Karmin’s Amy Heidemann – 28
- Master P – 48
- The late Duke Ellington (FAST FACTS: One of American jazz's most influential figures, he led his famed orchestra from 1923 until his death. He called his music American Music, not jazz. He helped compose more than 1,000 original pieces, many of which became standards.) (1899 – 1974)
- Tennis champ Andre Agassi – 44
- Model and Mrs. Hugh Hefner Crystal Harris – 28
- Composer Zubin Mehta – 78
- Funnyman Jerry Seinfeld – 60
- The late NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt (1951 – 2001)…he would have been 63
- The late publishing titan William Randolph Hearst Sr. (FAST FACT: He was expelled from Harvard for practical jokes and alcohol abuse – he was also the unwilling inspiration for “Citizen Kane”) (1863 – 1951)
- The late emperor Hirohito (FAST FACTS: Also known as Emperor Showa, he reigned as the Emperor or Japan from 1926 to 1989. He helped form the Axis Powers with Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy and led Japan during its involvement in World War II) (1901 – 1989)
Hollywood is still in shock over news that George Clooney is engaged to British lawyer Amal Alamuddin. But the news is real – his mother said so. Nina Clooney was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying, “You can say I'm extremely happy, Amal's a lovely girl.”
As if that weren’t enough to make us believe the unbelievable, Alamuddin’s law firm also released this statement yesterday: "The barristers and staff of Doughty Street Chambers offer their best wishes and congratulations to Ms. Amal Alamuddin, a member of Chambers, and Mr. George Clooney on their engagement to be married.
Mama Clooney also gave some insight as to why George chose Amal. She said, “On an intellectual level, they are equals. That is very important to him. Amal’s world couldn’t be more different from the Hollywood lifestyle.”
PAUL SIMON ARRESTED
Here's something you probably never thought you'd here, Paul Simon was arrested for disorderly conduct.
The 72-year-old and his wife, 47-year-old Edie Brickell, were each charged after police investigated a "family dispute" at their New Canaan, Connecticut house. According to NBC Connecticut, local police originally said Simon was arrested on "some sort of a domestic violence charge."
Later that morning, however, a statement was released saying the charges were of disorderly conduct and that both Simon and Brickell were released on a promise to appear. Appear the couple did, and they both down played the incident. "Both of us are fine together. We had an argument. It's atypical," Simon told the judge. "He's no threat to me at all," Brickell told the judge. The couple's attorney, Allan Cramer, said there was "a push" involved, and it was minor. "On a scale of one to 10, it was a one," he said. It hasn't be specified who pushed who, but it was Brickell's mother who called police.
CHRIS MARTIN TALKS ABOUT HIS UNCOUPLING
Chris Martin speaks! We told you about the teaser released ahead of his BBC interview with Zane Lowe, but now we've got the deets. The Coldplay frontman talked about his relationship with Gwyneth Paltrow and all that "conscious uncoupling"...sort of.
Martin never addressed Paltrow, but when asked by Lowe if the "breakdown of his relationship" inspired the new Coldplay album, he dove head first into talking about what caused the break up. "I wouldn't use the word breakdown," Martin said. "This was more a realization about trying to grow up basically. Like I said, if you can't open yourself up, you can't appreciate the wonder inside. So you can be with someone very wonderful, but because of your own issues you cannot let that be celebrated in the right way."
Adding, "About two years ago I was a mess really because I can't enjoy the thing that we are good at and I can't enjoy the great things around me because I'm burdened by this—I've got to not blame anyone else and make some changes."
He continued to talk about his relationship, but always in the context of the upcoming album "Ghost Stories." "Up to a certain point in my life I wasn't completely vulnerable and it caused some problems. If you don't let love really in then you can't really give it back. So what 'Ghost Stories' means to me is like you've got to open yourself up to love and if you really do, of course it will be painful at times, but then it will be great at some point," Martin said. "I think in life everyone needs to be broken in some way...I think everyone in their life goes through challenges, whether it's love or money, kids, or illness...You have to really not run away from that stuff. Life throws these colorful challenges at you...what we decided to do on 'Ghost Stories' was to really be honest about it and say, this is what's been happening." Maybe the album will give us some more clear cut answers.
SHOCKING....TORI FILMED HER HOSPITAL STAY
We told you yesterday that Tori Spelling had been hospitalized last week. Now a source is telling Us Weekly that she actually filmed her hospital stay for “True Tori.”
While there’s been no official word on why the 40-year-old was hospitalized, the source said it was, in part, due to stress. As you know, “True Tori” is dealing with the cheating scandal that has threatened to shake her marriage to Dean McDermott.
If you want to partake in the drama that is Tori Spelling, “True Tori” airs tonight on Lifetime.
JAY-Z AND BEYONCE TOURING TOGETHER
The Carters – aka Beyoncé and Jay Z - have officially announced their rumored joint tour. Bey and Jay Z will head out on a 16-date “On The Run” stadium tour, starting in Miami on June 25th and wrap things up in San Francisco on August 5th.
And get this – if you’re a Chase cardholder or a Beyoncé Fan Club members – you can get your tickets via pre-sale today at 10am. As for the rest of us, general pre-sale will be available at 10am on May 1st. Feeling charitable? You’ll be happy to hear that $1 from each ticket sale will be donated to the Shawn Carter Foundation, which provides scholarships to underserved students. The donations are in partnership with Bey's#BeyGOOD initiative, which supports a number of charities.
The news wasn’t too shocking considering the couple recently made surprise appearances during the first weekend of Coachella, with Bey popping in during her sister Solange's set and Jay Z dropping by Nas' midnight set in Indio.
ED SHEERAN GOES FOR MUSIC....NOT LOOKS
Ed Sheeran says he's glad he doesn't have a career that's dependent on his physical appearance. In an interview with "Q" magazine, Sheeran admits, "I don't sell records based on my looks."
Of course, it helps a helluva of a lot that his music is bangin. As we told you before, Ed's sophomore album "Multiply" is due out this summer, and while he won't comment on the real-life celebrity flings that inspired some of his breakup songs included, he jokes that he's a British gentleman, but will admit he "spent a year in America and did what any young lad would, which is experience Hollywood life." Right on.
As for the music, fans can look to Sheeran’s YouTube page every Saturday from now until his June 23rd album release to hear previews.
THE JUSTICE LEAGUE IS COMING TO THE BIG SCREEN
A "Justice League" movie is officially, finally, coming! "The Wall Street Journal" reported over the weekend not only is a script in the works, but a director has signed on.
Zack Snyder, who directed "Man of Steal" and is behind the upcoming "Batman-Superman," will be at the helm of the "Justice League."
As for the league itself, Henry Cavill's Superman, Ben Affleck's Batman, and Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman are expected to appear in the movie, but no other heroes have been announced. "It will be a further expansion of this universe," Silverman told "WSJ." "'Superman vs. Batman' will lead into 'Justice League.'"
THE VOICE RECAP
The live shows are in full swing on “The Voice.” The top 10 contestants sang their lungs out in an attempt to stay. Standouts this week includedDelvin Choice, Christina Grimmie, Kristen Merlin, and Sisaundra Lewis. After Lewis’ killer performance of “Oh Sherrie,” by Steve Perry,Adam Levine looked up and said, “There used to be a roof up there…but you blew it off.”
Speaking of Adam, the big whoop of the evening was Blake Shelton tweeting out his cell number. Even though Adam thought Blake was just playing, the calls started rolling in.
Tonight, two contestants will be sent home on “The Voice.” Tune in tonight at 8pm ET/PT on NBC.
Last night on "Dancing With the Stars" the remaining seven pairs had to shake their bon bons because it was Latin Night. The guest judge wasRicky Martin and the pairs were divided into two appropriately titled groups, either Team Vida or Team Loca.
At the end of the show, the groups danced. Team Loca, got rave reviews for their performances while Team Vida only got a 10 from Ricky Martin. The big news from last night's episode is Amy Purdy injured her back during her rumba. There's been no new information on that.
When it came down to it, NeNe Leakes didn't have the fan support to continue, she was eliminated this week. Here are the rest of last night's scores:
Amy Purdy and Derek Hough= 36
James Maslow and Peta Mergatroyd= 35
Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy= 33
Charlie White and Sharna Burgess= 36
Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas= 35
Meryl Davis and Maksim Val Chmerkovskiy= 39
NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani= 31 (eliminated)
MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D (ABC) With no one left to trust, Agent Maria Hill teams up with Coulson.
THE GOLDBERGS (ABC) When Erica cannot be consoled after her boyfriend dumps her, Murray steps in to help.
TROPHY WIFE (ABC) Kate tries to help Warren improve his social life, but her efforts backfire.
CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP (ABC) Tichina Arnold, who lives in New York, swaps lives with Kelly Packard in California.
NCIS (CBS) A Marine photographer goes missing before providing testimony in a highly publicized case.
NCIS: LOS ANGELES (CBS) Software for an unmanned aerial vehicle goes missing and the lead engineer's daughter disappears
PERSON OF INTEREST (CBS) Reese and Shaw are hunted by Decima; Greer uses Finch's greatest weakness to lure him out of hiding
THE VOICE (NBC) Artists face elimination.
ABOUT A BOY (NBC) Marcus is thrilled when his father, Hugh, visits unexpectedly; Sam's work schedule impedes romance.
GROWING UP FISHER (NBC) Joyce discovers that Katie has big plans with her boyfriend after the spring formal.
CHICAGO FIRE (NBC) A large explosion sends Chicago into chaos; the members of the firehouse are tested.
GLEE (FOX) Rachel's audition for a TV pilot jeopardizes her lead in "Funny Girl.".
NEW GIRL (FOX) Jess worries that someone is trying to sabotage her first middle school dance.
THE MINDY PROJECT (FOX) Danny becomes jealous when Mindy starts dating Charlie; Peter dates a brain surgeon.
THE ORIGINALS (CW) Hayley confronts an enemy and winds up in peril; Genevieve must maintain control of the witches..
SUPERNATURAL (CW) Dean and Sam learn that mafialike monster families are running the underbelly of Chicago.
BARRY’D TREASURE (A&E) back-to-back episodes Barry visits Los Angeles to hunt for rare toys for a fellow collector; Kenny's skills are tested. Plus: Barry stares at the sun and is almost reborn during an illuminating trip to Arizona.
GAME OF ARMS (AMC) The arm wrestlers compete in a Los Angeles tournament.
WILD THINGS WITH DOMINIC MONAGHAN (BBCA) Dominic tries to find the deadly box jellyfish in the Great Barrier Reef.
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY (BRAVO) Ramona spills Sonja's financial secrets in retaliation; Kristen meets with a new modeling agent.
INSIDE AMY SCHUMER (COM) Amy judges strippers; gets a big movie role; has sex with a magician.
GIULIANA & BILL (E!) Giuliana gets an opportunity to speak at the Italian Embassy in Washington DC.
DANCE MOMS (LIFE) Kira tries to force Abby into making her daughter an official member of the Abby Lee Dance Company; Cathy choreographs her dancers in hopes of beating Abby's girls.
TRUE TORI (LIFE) Tori Spelling chats with a friend about Dean McDermott's affair and how she
plans on handling it.
AWKWARD (MTV) Jenna and Matty try stay friends and have sex, but Jenna find the arrangement unbalanced.
FAKING IT (MTV) Lauren threatens to out Amy to her conservative mother; a same-sex Homecoming Dance.
JIM HENSON’S CREATURE SHOP CHALLENGE (SYFY) The designers create camouflage creatures to hide in a mystical swamp.
THE LITTLE COUPLE (TLC) Bill and Jen have a safari theme birthday party at the zoo for Will's fourth birthday.
JIMMY KIMMEL (E!) Scheduled:Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson; TV host Robin Roberts.
DAVID LETTERMAN (CBS) Scheduled: Lucy Liu; Ziggy Marley performs.
CRAIG FERGUSON (CBS) Scheduled: Valerie Bertinelli; actor Seth Gabel.
TONIGHT SHOW/JIMMY FALLON (NBC) Scheduled: Diane Keaton; actor Dane DeHaan; David Byrne performs; Daley performs with the Roots.
LATE NIGHT/SETH MEYERS (NBC) Scheduled: Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie; actor Matt Walsh; educator Bill Nye.
THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART (COM) Scheduled: TBA
THE COLBERT REPORT (COM) Scheduled: TBA
CHELSEA LATELY (E!) Scheduled: Actor Hugh Dancy.
LAST CALL/CARSON DALY (NBC) Scheduled: TBA