Today, July 7th
- Billy Campbell (“The Rocketeer” “Dracula” "Once and Again") – 55
- Shelley Duvall (“The Shining” “Annie Hall”)– 65
- Jorja Fox (“Momento,” "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”) – 46
- Claire Holt (“H2O: Just Add Water” “The Vampire Diaries”) – 26
- Allen Payne (“Tyler’s Parry’s House of Payne” “The Perfect Storm”)– 46
- Joe Spano (“Hill Street Blues” “Apollo 13” “Primal Fear”) – 68
- Cree Summer ("A Different World," “Inspector Gadget”) – 45
- The late Vince Edwards ("Ben Casey" “The Killing”) (1928-1996)…he would have been 86
- The late Jon Pertwee (“Doctor Who”) (1919-1996) …he would have been 95
- Swedish DJ Alesso – 23
- Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooks – 21
- Cassidy – 32
- Artic Monkey’s Jamie Cook – 29
- Avenged Sevenfold’s Synyster Gates - 33
- Five Seconds of Summer’s Ashton Irwin – 20
- Ringo Starr – 74
- The late Charlie Louvin of the Louvin Brothers (1927-2011)…he would have been 87
- Designer Pierre Cardin (known for his avante garde style, introduced the bubble dress in 1954) – 92
- Web video star Matthew Espinosa (Became famous making videos with the app Vine)– 17
- Comedian Jim Gaffigan – 48
- ‘80s scandal queen Jessica Hahn (former mistress of defrocked “PTL” leader Jim Bakker) – 55
- Olympic medalist figure skater Michelle Kwan (FAST FACT: She is a two-time Olympic medalist, a five-time World champion) – 34
- The late baseball legend Satchel Paige (He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971, the first player to be inducted based upon his play in the Negro leagues) (1906-1982)
- The late movie director George Cukor (“My Fair Lady” “The Philadelphia Story”) (1899-1983)
JESSICA SIMPSON GOT MARRIED
After four years and two babies, Eric Johnson finally made an honest woman out of Jessica Simpson on Saturday. According to Us Weekly, the former NFL player and the singer exchanged vows at San Ysidro Ranch in California.
Eric and Jessica’s closest friends and family made it to the ceremony, including her parents Joe and Tina Simpson, and her sister, Ashlee Simpson, who brought her fiancé, Evan Ross. Also in attendance were CaCee Cobb and her husband Donald Faison, and Jessica Albaand her husband, Cash Warren. Ashlee and CaCee were bridesmaids. And the couple’s children, two-year-old daughter Maxwell and 13-month-old son Ace also played special roles.
They actually made a weekend of it by having a good old-fashioned barbecue on the Fourth. Sources say that guests danced, sang karaoke, and played outdoor activities like corn hole, horseshoes, and croquet. Eric was also able to get in some golf with his buddies on Thursday. Congratulations to the happy couple.
MORE DIVORCE DRAMA FOR SHERRI SHEPHERD
Sherri Shepherd's divorce is about to get a lot more complicated. The TV host and her husband Lamar Sally have both filed papers to end their marriage. Run of the mill divorce, but soon, there'll be a baby involved.
TMZ is reporting the couple is expecting a baby via surrogate at the end of the month and Sherri wants no part in it all. She claims Sally tricked her into signing the surrogate contract knowing he was going to divorce her then stick child support payments on her. Sources on Lamar's side say Shepherd was fully involved in the surrogacy process.
Another legal twist? Shepherd filed for divorce in New Jersey, Sally is in California...and that's no coincidence. According to TMZ, New Jersey normally don't recognize surrogacy agreements, California does. All of a sudden her "dismissal" from "The View" might make a lot more sense.
JOAN RIVERS STORMS OUT OF CNN INTERVIEW
Now it can be told – Joan Rivers can dish it, but apparently she can’t take it. According to Us Weekly, the 81-year-old comedienne stormed off the set of a pre-taped interview with CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield on Saturday. She took issue with the anchor describing her “E! Fashion Police” critiques as mean.
Apparently Joan was cool with everything else Fredricka said until she told her how mean she was to the celebrities whose fashions she reviewed. The funny woman retorted with, “It’s not mean, it’s not mean, it’s not mean. I tell the truth. I’m sure I say the same things that all the viewers say to their friends sitting next to them on the couch.”
After Whitfield said something about the fur coat that Joan wore on the cover of her latest book, “Diary of a Mad Diva,” Joan went off, saying, “You know what, I'm going. I'm really going because all you've done is negative. I've made people laugh for 50 years. I was put on Earth to make people laugh and my book is funny.”
DEMI LOVATO FEUDING WITH SELENA GOMEZ?
Looks like two of today’s biggest pop stars may be at odds. Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez have been friends for years, but now there’s speculation the two have had a falling out.
It all began last week, when Demi reportedly posted the crypt tweet, “Swimming away from the bulls*** bye b***hs,” and then suddenly unfollowed Selena on Twitter (Selena is still following Demi). But whether these two are really fighting remains to be seen. The alleged cryptic tweet from Demi was taken down, and neither side is commenting. Meanwhile, Hollywood Life claims Justin Bieber may be partly to blame for the pair's rift. “Demi tried to help Selena with her substance problems and also getting rid of Justin from her life and it is apparent Selena refused to listen to Demi‘s advice,” claims the source. “Demi doesn’t need any extra drama, she’s learned from her own recovery to lose the people that bring her down and Selena is too much of a headache.”
PHARRELL HAS MANY REASONS TO BE "HAPPY"
Are you sick of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy?” Well, there’s good reason for that. According to Billboard, the former number one tune is the most-played song on the radio for the first half of 2014. According to the Nielsen BDS mid-year report, “Happy,” which topped the Radio Songs chart for eight weeks, has been played 571,000 times in the first half of the year. That is the equivalent of 3.3 billion in total audience reach.
The second-most played song is John Legend’s “All of Me,” with 555,000 plays, followed by Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse,” featuring Juicy J(554,000), Lorde’s “Team,” (456,000) and OneRepublic’s “Counting Stars” (420,000).
SHAKIRA TO PERFORM AT WORLD CUP CLOSING CEREMONY
Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull may have opened the World Cup, but Shakira is closing it. The Colombian singer will perform her single “La La La (Brazil 2014)” at the closing ceremony in Brazil on July 13th.
This isn’t the first time Shakira’s performed at the soccer tournament. In fact, it will be her third time, making her the only artist ever to have performed at three consecutive World Cups. In 2010 she performed the official FIFA World Cup song “Waka Waka,” in South Africa and in 20006 she sang “My Hips Don’t Lie” in Berlin.
"I'm thrilled to be performing my song 'La La La (Brazil 2014)' at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony," said Shakira. "I have an intricate relationship with football for obvious reasons, and I truly understand what the FIFA World Cup means to so many people, myself included - it has this innate ability to awaken a passion in us and bring together people of all races, ages and socioeconomic backgrounds.”
Shakira, who has a son with soccer star Gerard Pique added, “For me the World Cup carries such a tremendous personal connection as well…the 2010 FIFA World Cup changed my life forever -- it's where I began the love story of my life, and now have my son Milan as a result. For all of those reasons I just feel so grateful for the opportunity to come back to perform at the Closing Ceremony of this year's FIFA World Cup in Brazil, it feels right. The fans have shown the most incredible support for this song and I can't wait to perform it for them."
TOP FIVE MOVIES
There might have been fireworks around the country, but there were none at the box office this holiday weekend. According to Deadline, movie going was down 43-percent from last Fourth of July. "Transformers: Age of Extinction" came in at number one in its second week out. "Tammy," one of the few new releases, managed to come in second, despite getting awful reviews. Third place is too close to call at this point, with "22 Jump Street" and "Deliver Us From Evil" battling for the spot. Rounding out the top five is "How to Train Your Dragon 2."
GLEE STAR HACKED ON TWITTER
Chris Colfer and Lea Michele need to up their password strength. The two "Glee" cast members' Twitter feeds were hacked over the weekend. First, Colfer posted a tweet announcing he had been let go from the show. "Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of GLEE. Explanations will come shortly..." he supposedly tweeted on Thursday. Fox was quick to deny any sort of dismissal. “We’ve been alerted that Chris Colfer’s Twitter account has been hacked,” read a statement to "Time" from 20th Century Fox Television. “Rumors of his dismissal from 'Glee' could not be further from the truth. We love Chris and look forward to working with him again this season.”
The next day, Lea Michele shared some big news...that turned out to be fake. “Before this gets out to the media, I would like to announce to my fans that I am pregnant #BabyBoy,” a tweet on Friday read. Her publicist confirmed to "Time" the actress was hacked.
The two had a sense of humor about the breach in security. Michele announced she was hacked and made fun of herself and her costar by pointing out they probably shouldn't make their passwords their cats' names. Colfer reminded her that apparently he has a lot of free time to catsit. Amber Riley and Jane Lynch better watch their backs and Twitter feeds.