The Daily Dish for August 4th

 

AMERICAN IDOL: Finalist Michael Johns Dies at 35

American Idol finalist Michael Johns died Friday at age 35.

The cause of death was believed to be a blood clot in the singer's ankle.

On Saturday, former Idol judge Simon Cowell tweeted, "I just heard the very sad news that Michael Johns has passed away. A truly great guy. Rest in peace Michael."

Johns came in eighth place on the seventh season of Idol, the year David Cook won.

Since Idol, Johns released a full-length called Hold Back My Heart and an EP titled Love and Sex.

SOURCE: Rolling Stone

 

TARA REID: Selling Sharknado Perfume

It seems as far-fetched as a real sharknado -- but a Sharknado perfume? Yeah, that's an actual thing.

On her website, star Tara Reid is selling a scent called Shark by Tara. The fragrance is described as a "light and refreshing perfume perfect for day-to-day wear." For some reason, it doesn't smell like a shark. The perfume "incorporates a plethora of 'lavender' colored flowers, which is Tara’s favorite color" and boasts "nodes" of iced mint, violet, lemon, jasmine, amber and musk.

Shark by Tara costs $24.95.

Source: MTV News 

 

JON BON JOVI: Goes It Alone

Jon Bon Jovi went solo Wednesday night at the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey. The charity show benefited the Parker Family Health Center, a local nonprofit clinic that extends medical services to the uninsured.

His set featured a mix of classic rock staples and reworked versions of his own songs. He did Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock and Roll," Nick Lowe’s "What’s So Funny ’Bout Peace, Love and Understanding," Wilson Pickett’s "634-5789," Leonard Cohen's "I'm the Man,"Queen and David Bowie's "Under Pressure," The Who's "Baba O’Riley" and Don McLean's "American Pie." From his own catalogue, he drew "Livin' on a Prayer" and "Bad Medicine" with a brass section. Southside Johnny made a guest appearance, sitting in for a Ray Charles tribute that included "Night Time Is the Right Time" and "What’d I Say." He also contributed to "The Letter" by The Box Tops and his own "Talk to Me," which he did with Jon.

 

KIM KARDASHIAN: 73 Days with Kanye

Today is a record-breaking day for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. The happy couple has reached the 73rd day of their marriage which is significant for Kim in that it is one day longer than her last marriage to Kris Humphries

Kim filed for divorce from Humphries in October of 2011 after only 72 days of marriage. Six months later she began dating Kanye and the two got married this past May. (TMZ)

 

CHRISTINA AGUILERA: "Beautiful" With Baby on Board

Christina Aguilera isn't one of those celebs who try to hide a baby bump -- in fact, she's baring it totally in a new photo shoot for V magazine.

Christina posed nude for the mag, which is running the photos under the title "Christina Aguilera Is Giving Life." She explains her decision to pose by saying, “As a woman, I’m proud to embrace my body through all stages of life, staying fearless and confident in surrendering to the unknowns the future has in store.”

The baby girl is due in late fall.

 

CELEBRITY TWEETS

Shaquille O'Neal @SHAQ My cowboys gonna do it this yr either them or my giants. Yes I got two teams.

Lea Michele @msleamichele Three little chicks pic.twitter.com/3ghpzpit8J

Tyra Banks @tyrabanks  I had an amazing weekend. It was just so good...so special. Sometimes we gotta just sit & remember how good something was. #doingnow

Neil Patrick Harris @ActuallyNPH “@bluemilker: That is where @ActuallyNPH motorboated my girlfriend. pic.twitter.com/q3p5G2dg04” A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.

Lady Gaga @ladygaga For the best. itstonybennett Singing together has changed my life.http://instagram.com/p/rQQ1QvJFBx/

Jordin Sparks @JordinSparks It's not Thursday but I wanted to share. I was 12 years old here. (I think) I loved my braces and I've… http://instagram.com/p/rQaiRgsUY0/

Khloe Kardashian @khloekardashian The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no…http://instagram.com/p/rQXZr9BRsP/

JWoww @JENNIWOWW Brings back so many memories from my Jersey Shore days…http://bit.ly/sfjefse 

Ludacris þ@Ludacris “@Renee_Hey: @Ludacris I'm thinking the wall needs Viagra. #RisingStar”<--lol!!!

Pearl Jam þ@PearlJam  "When you're moved by music, that's always good." - @SGossard

 

CELEB QUICKIES

Michael Strahan and Nicole Murphy have called off their engagement. The news broke Friday, only one day before Michael was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The two are blaming the split on their busy schedules and distance -- he lives in New York, she's in L.A.

Basketball star Tony Parker married French journalist Axelle Francine in San Antonio, Texas Saturday. The couple welcomed their first child in April. Tony was married to Eva Longoria for three years.

Michael Lohan has hired Casey Anthony's former lawyer, Jose Baez, to help his pregnant fiancee get medical care while in prison. Michael believes Kate Major -- who is serving time for DUI -- suffered a miscarriage and now he wants a specialist to treat her.

Actor Anwan Glover, who played Slim Charles on The Wire, was stabbed inside a Washington D.C. nightclub early Sunday morning. Glover, who also appeared in Twelve Years a Slave, was taken to the hospital with lacerations and bruises.

 

KIM KARDASHIAN: Reunites With Former BFF Paris Hilton

There's hope for Israel and Palestine -- Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton have made peace.

The two former frenemies ran into each other in Ibiza, but instead of acting like Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom, they posed for a photo. Kim posted it on Instagram, writing, "Reminiscing about the 1st time we went to Ibiza in 2006! @parishilton it was so good to see you & catch up!! Loves it lol."

Paris, of course, introduced the world to Kim back in 2005. When Kim got much more famous than the socialite, their relationship went south. In 2008, Paris famously dissed Kim during a radio interview, saying her butt "looks like cottage cheese stuffed in a trash bag." Your move, Israel and Palestine.

SOURCE: TMZ 

 

CHERYL HINES: Curb Your Enthusiasm Star Becomes a Kennedy

Curb Your Enthusiasm star Cheryl Hines wed Robert Kennedy JuniorSaturday at the political family's Hyannis Port compound on Cape Cod.

Stars who gathered at the home once owned by JFK included Larry David, Kevin Nealonand Julia Louis-DreyfusTed Kennedy Junior delivered the toasts to the couple.

The nuptials came after a tumultuous time for the couple. In June Robert was rumored to be cheating on his fiancée with a Connecticut socialite and in 2012 his estranged wife Mary Richardson hanged herself in the barn of their Westchester home. 

The last time a Kennedy married a Hollywood star was the 1986 union between Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger. They divorced three years ago.

SOURCE: NY Daily News 

 

BOX-OFFICE REPORT   

1. Guardians of the Galaxy – $94 million
2. Lucy – $18.3 million
3. Get on Up – $14 million
4. Hercules — $10.7 million
5. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes– $8.7 million

Guardians of the Galaxy zoomed to the top of the weekend box office with a better-than-expected $94 million. That destroyed the record for best August opening, surpassing  2007’s The Bourne Ultimatum, which took in $69.3 million. Guardians of the Galaxy also had the seventh best opening in history for a non-sequel and third best opening this year.

Lucy dropped to second with $18.3 million.

The James Brown bio-pic Get on Up opened in third with $14 million.

Hercules fell from second to fourth $10.7 million.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes went from third to fifth with $8.7 million. The sequel has now banked $189.3 million.

 

TALK SHOWS

Monday, August 4th

Live With Kelly & Michaelwith guest co-host Maria Menounos, has actor Daniel Radcliffe and actress-model Nina Dobrev.

The View, with guest co-hosts Nicolle Wallace and Kayleigh McEnany, has Clive Owen (The Knick) and Josh Henderson (Dallas).

The Talk, with guest co-host Marie Osmond, has Dean Cain (Superman), actress and TV host Keke Palmer and Cupcake Wars judge Candace Nelson.

Ellen DeGeneres (rerun) has Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Jane Lynch (Glee) and singerJake Bugg.

Watch What Happens Live has Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) and Shannon Beador(RHOC).

Conan O'Brien has the cast of Orange Is the New Black.

David Letterman (rerun) has Olivia WildeShep Gordon (Supermensch) and Empires.

Jimmy Fallon has Helen Mirren, James Cameron and the band Spoon.

Jimmy Kimmel has Kim Kardashian, Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Endings), Jake Johnson (The New Girl) and Disclosure.

Craig Ferguson has Guy Pearce and comedienne Andi Osho.

Seth Meyers has Joan Rivers, Josh Meyers (MadTV) and Rixton.

 

PRIMETIME TV

Monday, August 4th

  • Master Chef For the first time, the contestants get to choose between two mystery boxes. (FOX, 8 p.m.)
  • Bachelor in Paradise Stars and villains return for a second chance at finding love. (season premiere) (ABC, 8 p.m.) 
  • Running Wild With Bear Grylls Bear takes actor Ben Stiller into the rugged mountains of the Isle of Skye in northern Scotland. (NBC, 8 p.m.)
  • Whose Line Is It Anyway Guest comic Jeff Davis (CW, 8 p.m.)
  • Love and Hip Hop Atlanta Karlie and Joc's relationship reaches a breaking point; Benzino wants to secure his future. (VH1, 8 p.m.)
  • 2 Broke Girls (repeat) Max decides to end things with Deke now that she knows about his wealth. (CBS, 8 p.m.)
  • Mom (repeat) Newly sober single mother Christy is challenged by the return of her estranged mother. (CBS, 8:30 p.m.)
  • American Ninja Warrior The top competitors from the Denver qualifier face the Denver finals course. (NBC, 9 p.m.)
  • Hotel Hell Chef Ramsay helps a contentious ex-couple fix their business, the Applegate River Lodge. (FOX, 9 p.m.)
  • Mike & Molly (repeat) Molly tries to win some extra cash during a trip to a riverboat casino with the girls. (CBS, 9 p.m.)
  • Real Housewives of Orange County (Bravo, 9 p.m.)
  • Two and a Half Men (repeat) Alan tries to find out what Lyndsey's boyfriend has over him; Walden helps Jenny pursue acting. (CBS, 9:30 p.m.)
  • Teen Wolf The school is overtaken by a mysterious outbreak. (MTV, 10 p.m.)
  • Murder in the First Terry and Hildy discover that key witnesses in the Kevin Neyers case have recanted their statements. (TNT, 10 p.m.)
  • Under the Dome A dust storm rages through the town, as Big Jim and Julia face off in a power struggle. (CBS, 10 p.m.)
  • Mistresses A strange man and a shocking phone call leave April rattled; Savi contacts her estranged father. (ABC, 10 p.m.)

 

JACKIE, TONY AND DONNIE

The morning show on KPEK-FM in Albuquerque NM. We're just three friends that sit around and talk about stuff. We happen to have microphones in front of our faces. We call our listeners "The Six" because that's usually how many people are listening. Jackie and Tony are married (yes...to each other), and Donnie is practically their 4th son. Jackie is a graduate of La Cueva High School, while Donnie was raised in the metropolis of Moriarty New Mexico. Tony moved here in 1997, and has been proud to call Albuquerque "home" ever since.

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