Ellen DeGeneres has landed her own Netflix standup special. “It has been 15 years since I did a stand-up special. 15 years,” DeGeneres said in a statement on Wednesday. “And I’m writing it now, I can’t wait. I’ll keep you posted when and where I’m gonna shoot my Netflix special. I’m excited to do it; I’m excited for you to see it.” Actually this is kind of a full circle moment because Ellen DeGeneres got her start in standup comedy before transitioning into acting and then hosting her own daytime show. Her Netflix project will mark her first standup show since 2000, when she starred in Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning for HBO
Orlando will host the Pro Bowl on Jan. 28, 2018, at 3 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPN and ABC, the NFL announced Wednesday. Last season, the NFL played its all-star game in Orlando for the first time at Camping World Stadium. The NFL has a two-year deal with an option for a third year to play the Pro Bowl in Orlando. The 2018 game will feature the AFC vs. NFC format, which returned last season. Source: WFTV
Katy Perry does not mind that everyone knows she’s making BANK on “American Idol”. ABC reportedly forked over $25 million to land KATY PERRY for the new “American Idol”. And when she was asked about it yesterday, she said she was PROUD of it. She said, quote, “I’m really proud that, as a woman, I got PAID. And you know why? I got paid like more than like pretty much any guy that’s been on that show. And, by the way, I love men. So, I’m a paid woman and I’m ready for a beautiful man.” Simon Cowell was the only “Idol”judge to make more . . . he reportedly got between $36 million and $45 million at the end of his run. Ryan Seacrest was pulling down $15 million . . . Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez got between $15 million and $18 million . . . Nicki Minaj was around $12 million . . . while Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban were only making about $5 million when they came aboard.
There is no rule that says a couple is only aloud ___ amount of selfies… and we aren’t sure how many selfies a couple SHOULD take together. But if anyone ever suggests you’re going OVERBOARD on them . . . that’s not a good sign according to this new study. The study says that the more selfies a couple takes, the less likely they are to stay together. The researchers say it’s because taking a ton of selfies is a sign that one of both of you in ANXIOUS and INSECURE about your relationship… so you’re overcompensating with photos to show the world that things are totally perfect. Which there are people who take a TON of selfies and never post them. They just keep them for personal memories… and we would have to say those would have to be an exception to this new study cause that’s just plain cute. What do you think?
The Bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay, has shared details about her romantic proposal, which fans will have the opportunity to see later this season. Obviously she doesn’t reveal enough to know who the winner is until we get through quite a few more episodes but she did give Extra’s Mario Lopez some juicy details in an interview, like… “He asked my parents, he got down on one knee–yes, all the traditional things happened. I had the ultimate decision, but my family, their opinions matter to me.” Lindsay also reveals that she’s been wearing a simple gold wedding band on her ring finger since the proposal, which will be upgraded to a Neil Lane sparkler once the show airs, adding, “You got to be surprised with the Neil Lane bling.” But it’s obvious she had a VERY successful season on The Bachelorette and was able to ultimately find love with one of the contestants.
The masterminds behind Skittles and Starbursts announced at the annual Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago on Tuesday they are launching a spicy variety for both candies. Kind of ironic if you think about it…. they announced a spicy flavor of candy at a “Sweets” conventions… but they said “From flavors like honey sriracha to mango chipotle, confectioners and snack manufacturers both are increasingly turning to sweet to balance out hot, spicy or tangy flavors,” explains Susan Whiteside, vice-president of public relations and marketing communications for the National Confectioners Association. According to Food Business News, the Sweet Heat Skittles flavors include Fiery Watermelon, Blazin’ Mango, Flamin’ Orange, Sizzlin’ Strawberry and Lemon Spark. Meanwhile, the new Starbursts flavors include Fiery Watermelon, Strawberry Mango, Flamin’ Orange, and Pipin’ Pineapple.
After everything that happened in Manchester on Monday, first thing Tuesday Ariana Grande and her mother Joan returned home to Boca Raton, Florida. People reports that Grande was greeted by family and boyfriend Mac Miller at the airport. “Mac waited for Ariana at the bottom of the [private jet] stairs,” an insider confirms. “She looked distraught and like she has been crying. They hugged for a while before they headed to a waiting car. Ariana’s mom Joan was with her.” A second Grande source adds, “It’s so, so sad. She loves her fans and is absolutely crushed and devastated as you can imagine. She can’t believe this happened. She just wants to be with her family and loved ones right now.”
Tom Cruise has officially confirmed on Tuesday that Top Gun 2 will begin filming in the next year. “It’s true. Yeah, it’s true,” he said during an interview on Channel Seven’s Sunrise. “I’m going to start filming it, probably in the next year…It’s happening, it is definitely happening.” Cruise took to the media to addressed rumors of a Top Gun sequel during an interview with Graham Norton back in October. “We’re trying to figure it out,” he said at the time. Top Gun producer Jerry Bruckheimer also tweeted out a picture of Cruise and himself several months ago following a weekend of discussing “a little Top Gun 2.” So there have been many teasers leading up to this announcement but it is officially official… Top Gun 2 IS HAPPENING!
A lot of stuff was going down Tuesday night on TV. But one of the biggest was the finale of DWTS!! Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater were named the winners of season 24 after giving a slew of emotional and graceful performances over the past several weeks. The Mirrorball Trophy winners beat out former Chicago Cubs star David Ross and Fifth Harmon singer Normani Kordei, who came in second and third place, respectively. Jennings’ victory comes after a controversial season that saw the shocking elimination of high scorers like Glee‘s Heather Morris and gymnast Simone Biles. Even this season’s frontrunner Kordei’s third-place finish was met with gasps and boos from the crowd. Meanwhile, Jennings’ victory comes just one day after the 32-year-old football player admitted that he’d never won anything in his life.
Finally, Team Alicia has a win!!! Chris Blue was named the season 12 champ on Tuesday night’s finale of The Voice. The big announcement was made after each of the four finalists teamed up with a big name performer for duets. Team Adam’s Jesse Larson started the night off by teaming up former Voice coach CeeLo Green to perform “Shining Star” by Earth, Wind & Fire. Later, Team Blake’s Lauren Duski took the stage with Little Big Town for a powerful version of their hit song “Better Man” and Blue joined Usher for an emotional cover of R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts.” Team Blake’s Aliyah Moulden and Alessia Cara also teamed up to perform Cara’s “Scars to Your Beautiful.”
Katy Perry is reportedly earning a whopping $25 million to become a judge on the new season of American Idol. Multiple sources tell TMZ that ABC was “desperate” to have a big name sign on before announcing that the former FOX show would be returning. “Katy had all the leverage,” an insider dishes. “If ABC ended up announcing the show without a judge, they’d be screwed.”
If you watched Monday night’s premiere episode of The Bachelorette then you will agree that Rachel Lindsay met a diverse group of suitors and diverse is quite an understatement LOL–including a guy in a penguin outfit and a fella named Lucas who couldn’t stop yelling “Whaboom!” Construction Sales Rep Matt made an interesting first impression by exiting the limo wearing a penguin costume because he heard that Rachel “likes penguins.” Later, 30-year-old Lucas introduced himself by getting in Rachel’s face and introducing her to his over-the-top “Whaboom” catchphrase. While the majority of the guys found Lucas’ antics to be annoying, Blake E. went as far as to question Lucas about his intentions on the show. Ultimately, Rachel had the most chemistry with Spanish-speaking chiropractor Bryan, who ended the night with the first (and second) kiss, as well as the First Impression rose.
Well.. this is interesting. According to a new study, only 77% of women under 24 now shave their ARMPITS. Just four years ago, 95% of women shaved ’em. And the percentage of women who shave their legs has dropped from 92% in 2013 to 85% now. The main reason apparently ISN’T to send a message about society’s beauty standards, though. A beauty industry expert says it’s a response to women realizing a lot of shaving and hair removal products are bad for their skin
Talk about a blast from the past… two of our favorites, Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, Spice Girl Emma Bunton and singer Rita Ora have signed on to appear on ABC’s new Boy Band singing competition series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Carter and Bunton will serve as “architects,” or experts, who will guide contestants throughout their journey. Meanwhile, Ora will serve as host. The 10-episode first season will feature undiscovered young talent from across the country competing to become a member of the next big music group. On each episode, the architects will shuffle contestants to find the best combination of voices to perform live for America. Boy Band is set to premiere Thursday, June 22, at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Oprah Winfrey, Taylor Swift and Beyonce are among the female celebrities who made Forbes’ 2017 list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women. According to the publication, Oprah landed in third place alongside gas station mogul Judy Love with $2.9 billion and Beyonce came in at #46 with $350 million. Meanwhile, Taylor tied with Online Educator Lynda Weinman at #55 with $280 million. Little Caesars co-founder Marian Ilitch took the top spot with $5.1 billion. Here’s who else made the top 10: 1) Marian Ilitch (Co-Founder of Little Caesars) – $5.1 billion 2) Diane Hendricks (roofing) – $4.9 billion 3) Judy Love (gas stations) – $2.9 billion 3) Oprah Winfrey (TV) – $2.9 billion 5) Doris Fisher (Gap) – $2.7 billion 6) Judy Faulkner (health IT) – $2.5 billion 6) Meg Whitman (eBay) – $2.5 billion 8) Johnelle Hunt (trucking) – $2.4 billion 9) Elaine Wynn (casinos) – $2.1 billion 10) Lynda Resnick (agriculture) – $2 billion
Bob Carter, the father of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter and singer Aaron Carter, died Tuesday night in Florida. He was 65. “I am heartbroken to share the news that our father, Robert, passed away last night,” Nick tweeted on Wednesday. “While we learn more about the cause of death, and begin the grieving process, we ask that our privacy be respected at this difficult time.” Aaron added, “My heart is [completely] shattered. I’m in shock and I loved my dad so much. DADDY, I love you.” The Daily Mail points out that Carter’s death was likely unexpected, given that both Nick and Aaron performed at the Wango Tango concert in Los Angeles on Saturday and were not by their father’s side when he passed away.