Today, June 3rd
- James Purefoy (“Rome,” “The Following”) – 50
- Tristan Rogers (“General Hospital”) – 68
- The late Josephine Baker (1906 – 1975)
- The late Ellen Corby (Grandma Walton on “The Waltons”) (1911 – 1999)
- The late Tony Curtis (1925 – 2010)…he would have been 89
- The late Colleen Dewhurst (“A Moon for the Misbegotten,” “Anne of Green Gables,” “Murphy Brown”) (1924 – 1991)…she would have been 90
- Mott the Hoople’s Ian Hunter – 75
- Lyfe Jennings – 41
- Stereophonics’ Kelly Jones – 40
- Slayer’s Kerry King (FAST FACT: He played a guitar solo on the Beastie Boys’ "No Sleep till Brooklyn.") – 50
- Jamie O’Neal – 48
- Suzi Quatro – 64
- Deniece Williams – 64
- The late Curtis Mayfield (1942 – 1999)…he would have been 72
- Newsman Anderson Cooper – 47
- Game show host and author Chuck Barris – 85
- The late beatnik poet Allen Ginsberg (National Book Award recipient who is best known for “Howl,” a controversial 1956 poetic work. His other notable works include “Reality Sandwiches,” “Iron Horse,” and “White Shroud Poems”) (1926 – 1997)…he would have been 88
ANGELINA JOLIE WANTS TO RETIRE?
Looks like Angelina Jolie may be hanging up her acting hat after her next role. According to the New York Daily News, the “Maleficent” star wants to play Cleopatra – and then give up the big screen to concentrate on her activism.
Jolie told the BBC that playing the Egyptian queen would be a complicated affair, but once she did it, that would be it. She said, “It’s one of those that you think maybe that’s the one you put everything into and that's where you end it, that's where you finish – in a great way. What could you do beyond that one?”
What would be next for the soon-to-be Mrs. Brad Pitt? The activist has said in the past that she’d give up acting to concentrate more on her humanitarian and directing work. As you may know, she’s the special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. She campaigns against sexual violence in conflict.
DAVID SPADE WRITING A MEMOIR?
Comedy fans are in for a treat. Dey Street Books announced yesterday afternoon that David Spade is writing a memoir. The comedian who spent time on "Saturday Night Live" and "Rules of Engagement" and starred in movies like "Tommy Boy" will talk about both his career and his personal life.
According to the press release, Spade will even tell the "epic tale" of losing his virginity. The real gem for fans of either Spade or his early career will come with his discussing his relationship with the late great Chris Farley.
While there's no official release date as of now, Spade has already offered his own review: It’s a “must” buy and a “maybe” read.
Source: "Page Six"
50 SHADES OF JAMIE DORNAN
If you’re waiting with bated breath for the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trailer, we can’t help you. But Jamie Dornan is talking about the movie and other things in the current issue of “Interview” magazine, and if the cover photo is a hint of things to come, we really can’t wait.
X17Online.com says that Dornan, who plays Christian Grey in the film, is stripped down to his skivvies in the sexy spread inside the magazine. But he says he’s not really comfortable with his body. He said, “I don’t like my physique…I was a skinny guy growing up, and I still feel like that same skinny kid.”
As for Dornan’s relationship with his character, he says that “Fifty Shades” only scratches the surface of who Christian really is. And the clothes were challenging for Jamie because Christian lives in the best suits – and Jamie’s not a suit-type of guy. Fortunately, he was able to get it together. Hopefully we’ll get to see the trailer soon.
BRAD PITT ON THE RED CARPET FIASCO
If you’re like the rest of us, you’ve been wondering what exactly went on when Vitalii Sediuk confronted Brad Pitt on the red carpet at the premiere of “Maleficent” last Wednesday. Well, he told People that the Ukrainian journalist tried to put his face in Pitt’s crotch.
Brad said in a statement, “I was at the end of the line signing autographs, when out the corner of my eye I saw someone stage-diving over the barrier at me. I took a step back; this guy had latched onto my lapels. I looked down and the nutter was trying to bury his face in my crotch, so I cracked him twice in the back of the head – not too hard – but enough to get his attention, because he did let go. I think he was then just grabbing for a hand hold because the guys were on him, and he reached up and caught my glasses.”
No wonder Brad got an emergency restraining order against Sediuk. Stay tuned…
MORE CASEY KASEM DRAMA
An ugly scene unfolded outside of Casey Kasem’s place in Washington State on Sunday. According to NBC News, the radio legend’s wife,Jean Kasem, got mad when his daughter, Kerri Kasem, showed up with an ambulance to take her father to the hospital.
As you know, a Los Angeles judge put Kerri in charge of Casey’s medical care, and a Washington judge upheld the ruling. So Kerri showed up to take the 82-year-old to the hospital – much to Jean’s chagrin. She threw a pound of ground beef at Kerri, and told NBC that she did it, “in the name of King David.” She added, “I threw a piece of raw meat into the street in exchange for my husband to the wild rabid dogs.”
Meanwhile, Casey -- who suffers from Lewy Body Dementia -- was wheeled on a stretcher from the home in Kips County, Washington to a waiting ambulance. Apparently Kerri was concerned after a doctor hired by Jean said that he’d developed bedsores and infections in his lungs and bladder while in the state.
NICOLE KIDMAN WOULD GIVE UP HER CAREER FOR KEITH URBAN
Nicole Kidman may be a big star, and she may be getting ready to release her new film, "Grace of Monaco," but she's the first to tell that in spite of the rumors you may hear, she's madly in love with country singer/"American Idol" judge Keith Urban.
How in love is she? When "Australian Women's Weekly" asked if - like Princess Grace - she'd walk away from her film career for love, Kidman said she would quite easily. "If it were a choice between my family and Keith, and my career, I wouldn't even bat an eyelid," says Nicole. "The most important things to me are the love of our relationship and my children."
Kidman also speaks lovingly about her marriage and their daughters Sunday and Faith, as well as her older children, Bella and Connor. "At this stage of my life, and with time being so precious," Kidman mused. "The joy I get from us as a family outweighs any joy in any other area of my life, so far." Awww....But seriously? Kidman may get to walk away sooner than she thinks, her new film, "Grace of Monaco," was panned by critics at the Cannes Film Festival this year...and doesn't have a release date set for American theaters as yet. Oops.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE DEBUTS A NEW VIDEO FOR "NOT A BAD THING"
Justin Timberlake got a little help from his fans for his latest video. The clip for “Not A Bad Thing” features photos, videos and writings sent in by fans, all paying tribute to special things in their life. Also featured in the clip, which Justin calls “#notabadlovestory,” is footage of Timberlake performing the song live in concert. Now that’s definitely not a bad thing.
Source: Gossip Cop
J.LO WANTS TO MAKE THE BRONX "HEALTHY"
Jennifer Lopez sure is spending a lot of time in the Bronx lately. Not only is the Bronx native performing a free show in Pelham Bay Park tomorrow, but this past Sunday she made an appearance at the borough's Montefiore Medical Center, which was holding a health fair. “I like Sundays in the Bronx. It’s kind of quiet, everybody’s sleeping in late and they go to church. I miss that,” Lopez told the crowd. J.Lo was at the event to support the hospital’s Center for Healthy Childhood, which had been given $250,000 from her Lopez Family Foundation.
J.Lo, who recently finished 22-day Vegan challenge, told the crowd that as a kid she ate fattening foods like “rice and beans" and "pork chops,” so eating healthy was a bit “scary.” But, she said, “all it means is making grains and fruits and vegetables the main part of every meal we make.” Fifty percent of the Bronx’s children are considered obese, which is not sitting well with J.Lo. “No. This has to change,” she said. “We have to start doing good things for ourselves now.” Come on, when was the last time J.Lo did anything for herself?
Meanwhile, as for that show in Pelham Bay Park tomorrow, J.Lo was giving away tickets yesterday through a scavenger hunt on her Twitter feed. (Yes the show is free, but you still need a ticket to get in.) Fans were instructed to go to locations like Yankee Stadium, Orchard Beach, Hunts Point and the 138th street train station to find the tix.
MORE STAR WARS NEWS!
Wherever JJ Abrams is, he's probably not happy. TMZ got their hands on 45 leaked pictures from the super secretive "Star Wars Epsiode VII" set in Abu Dhabi. One picture shows a new alien creative, and sources on the set say it's manned by five men inside its stomach.
The rest of the pictures are a mixture of set and costumed characters. The site claims producers want this installment to be less about CG effects and more "practical effects." Take a look at the gallery here.
ONE MORE THING!
Some "Star Wars" news that is completely confirmed and released from the people in charge? Two new cast members have joined on. Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o and "Game of Thrones'" Gwendoline Christie are both on board, according to CNN.
NBC ANNOUNCES IT'S FALL TV LINEUP
NBC has released its fall schedule before anyone else. There are some shows that made the cut, some didn’t, and some that got moved around the schedule. Here’s a look at it, courtesy of TVLine.com:
Thursday, September 4th
8 pm Sunday Night Football (Green Bay at Seattle)
Sunday, September 7th
7 pm Football Night in America
8:20 pm Sunday Night Football (Indianapolis at Denver)
Thursday, September 11th
8 pm The Biggest Loser
Monday, September 22nd
8 pm The Voice
10 pm The Blacklist
Tuesday, September 23rd
8 pm The Voice
10 pm Chicago Fire
Wednesday, September 24th
8 pm The Mysteries of Laura (new)
9 pm Law & Order: SVU
10 pm Chicago P.D.
Thursday, September 25th
10 pm Parenthood (final season premiere)
Friday, September 26th
9 pm Dateline NBC
Thursday, Oct. 2nd
8 pm The Biggest Loser (time period premiere)
9 pm Bad Judge (new)
9:30 pm A TO Z (new)
Tuesday, Oct. 14th
8:00-9:00 The Voice (time period premiere)
9:00-9:30 Marry Me
9:30-10:00 About a Boy
Friday, Oct. 24th
8 pm Dateline NBC (time period premiere)
9 pm Grimm
10 pm Constantine (new)
Monday, Nov. 17th
10 pm State of Affairs (new)
EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS (ABC) season premiere. A 255-lb. 52-year-old single mom and her 345-lb. 21-year-old son attempt to lose weight.
CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP (ABC) David Justice's wife leaves behind her housekeeper, groundskeeper and sprawling home in San Diego and swaps places with Dweezil Zappa's wife, who lives an eco-friendly, cell-phone-free lifestyle in Los Angeles.
NCIS (CBS) repeat. Dozens of children from military families come down with a mysterious illness.
NCIS: LOS ANGELES (CBS) repeat. A former Navy officer's girlfriend is kidnapped, and demands are made for classified intelligence.
PERSON OF INTEREST (CBS) repeat. The battle to bring a crime organization to justice reaches a new level.
AMERICAS GOT TALENT (NBC) Hopefuls from across the country audition for the judges.
NIGHT SHIFT (NBC) Kenny works with an injured groom who is hiding a secret from his bride.
RIOT (FOX) Actors Tom Green and Andy Dick participate in sketch challenges.
I WANNA MARRY HARRY (FOX) Paparazzi interrupt a date that includes a secluded picnic and a ride in a hot-air balloon.
FAMOUS IN 12 (CW) series premiere A family move to Los Angeles in an attempt to find fame in the entertainment business in just 12 weeks.
SUPERNATURAL (CW) repeat. Dean kidnaps Crowley in order to find the demons on earth. Meanwhile, Abaddon reappears and plans to take over hell.
STORAGE WARS (A&E) season premiere. A date reignites Jarrod and Brandi's passion for purchasing storage units.
SHIPPING WARS (A&E) season premiere. Jarrett wins the honor of transporting a 40-foot colon; Roy battles the owner of a large video game.
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY (BRAVO) Aviva's father has shocking news for his younger girlfriend; Ramona and George try to reconcile.
INSIDE AMY SCHUMER (COM) Amy meets the press; gets ready for sex; watches as her boyfriend becomes a homosexual.
GIULIANA & BILL (E!) Giuliana and Bill anxiously await a phone call from their doctor about another baby.
TOP GEAR (HIST) season premiere. The hosts compete for the opportunity to drag race in Gatornationals.
TRUE TORI (LIFE) Brooke Anderson interviews Tori and Dean as they face each other for the first time since Dean left the family to work in Canada. Also: an update on the couple's road to reconciliation.
LITTLE WOMEN: LA (LIFE) Christy shops for an engagement ring; the women prepare for a photo shoot.
AWKWARD (MTV) Jenna decides to visit Luke at college; Matty and Jake spend a night in jail.
FAKING IT (MTV) Karma convinces Amy that they need to stage a break up; Liam takes the blame.
BAD GIRLS CLUB: CHICAGO (OXY) Jonica's girlfriend arrives, leading Aysia to wonder where she fits in.
19 KIDS AND COUNTING (TLC) The girls promote their new book and Derick does some secret planning for an intricate proposal.
JIMMY KIMMEL (E!) Scheduled:Tom Cruise; actress Alyssa Milano. Music from Boyz II Men.
DAVID LETTERMAN (CBS) Scheduled: Martin Short; TV host John Oliver; Spanish Gold performs.
CRAIG FERGUSON (CBS) Scheduled: Amanda Peet; actor Kit Harington.
TONIGHT SHOW/JIMMY FALLON (NBC) Scheduled: Jonah Hill; Mayor Rahm Emanuel; Soundgarden performs.
LATE NIGHT/SETH MEYERS (NBC) Scheduled: Dennis Miller; actress Anna Chlumsky; Bastille performs.
THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART (COM) Scheduled: Ricky Gervais
THE COLBERT REPORT (COM) Scheduled: Morgan Freeman
@MIDNIGHT (COM) Scheduled: Max Silvestri, Nick Thune, Kristen Schaal
CHELSEA LATELY (E!) Scheduled: Giovanni Ribisi, Jeff Wild, Natasha Leggero, Josh Wolf
LAST CALL/CARSON DALY (NBC) Scheduled: Aisha Tyler, Deap Vally, Tokyo Police Club