James Blunt stops by the Peak studios for a chat with Jackie, Tony & Donnie, some breakfast and to perform a private acoustic set for some of our listeners!
Here are the pics from Acoustic Christmas featuring Sara Bareilles, Plain White T's, Big Head Todd, Ryan Star, Christina Perri, Hope and Hedley!
Donald Trump has won an ugly legal battle with Miss USA contestant Sheena Monnin, who claimed the pageant was “fixed” and “trashy"... and she must pony up $5 MIL.
Former Miss Pennsylvania Monnin quit the competition in June, claiming another contestant had seen a list containing the top five winners before they were officially announced. She blasted the pageant as “fraudulent, lacking in morals, inconsistent and in many ways trashy.”
Trump fired back that he was suing on behalf of the Miss Universe Organization, which filed an arbitration action in New York.
Late last week, a retired US District Court Magistrate ruled that Monnin defamed the Miss Universe Organization, and awarded it $5 million in damages. He found that “the method in which the Miss USA Pageant is judged . . . precludes any reasonable possibility that the judging was rigged.” Katz stated that Monnin’s “defamatory” statements “were false” and, “showed a reckless disregard.”
Trump called Monnin’s actions “disgraceful” and said, “We cannot allow a disgruntled contestant to make false and reckless statements which are damaging to the many people who have devoted their hearts and souls to the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageant systems.”
Trump added, "while I feel very badly for Sheena, she did the wrong thing. She was really nasty, and we had no choice. It is an expensive lesson for her.”
Olivia Culpo went on to win the USA pageant, and will compete in the Miss Universe pageant tomorrow.
Sources say Lindsay Lohan is now playing weddings and Bat Mitzvah’s for some extra cash-- but she's denying it.
A talent agency claiming to rep the actress sent out an email offering her up for appearances at weddings and Bat Mitzvah's to make some extra cash.
But sources say Lindsay is upset because her career hasn’t hit the bottom yet where she has to do weddings.
She also says she never signed a deal with the agency.
Nick Cannon explained why he dumped Kim Kardashian, back in the day.
He dated her during the time when the sex tape rumors were just coming out.
The future Mr. Mariah Carey explained, “This was my issue. We talked about this tape, and she told me there was no tape. If she might have been honest with me, I might have tried to hold her down and be like ‘That was before me’ because she is a great girl.”
He added, “She’s actually one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. But the fact that she lied and told me there was no tape?”
Nick also said that he thinks she may have even had a part to play in the tape going public and that "she’s a great businesswoman.”
The man who hacked Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, and leaked nude photos onto the Internet has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
36-year-old Christopher Chaney pled guilty to 9 felony counts back in March after hacking into the celebrity email accounts.
During the sentencing, he was also ordered to pay $76,000 in restitution to Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera, and "Still Standing" actress Renee Olstead.
Channing Tatum is going to be a dad.
The actor’s wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum is pregnant with the couple’s first child and is due next year.
Tatum will be by his wife’s side through the whole pregnancy… he announced earlier that he’s taking 2013 off from acting to focus on a few behind-the-scenes projects.
The couple met on the set of “Step Up” in 2006 and married in July 2009.
Zooey Deschanel and Death Cab for Cutie singer Ben Gibbard are officially divorced.
The actress filed for divorce in January, blaming the split on "irreconcilable differences." She and Gibbard were married in 2009 and have no kids.
A judge signed off on the divorce decree on December 12th.
Olympic Gold medalist gymnast Gabby Douglas, Wiz Khalifa and researcher Josh Sommer also made the Forbes "30 Under 30" list, highlighting top achievers under 30 years old in their fields.
They are considered the top 30 achievers in 15 categories ranging from education, energy, music, science and healthcare to sports, technology games and apps and marketing.
Some are well known, like Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber, as well as Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen and fashion designer Alexander Wang. There's also Adele and American entrepreneur Kevin Systrom.
Kate McKinnon is the newest the actress on "Saturday Night Live". She was part of the Hollywood selection for being hailed as the next Tina Fey.
The full list will be published in the January 21st issue of Forbes.
Brooke Mueller is already out of rehab after just six days.
Charlie Sheen’s ex entered rehab for the 19th time on December 10th, this time because of issues with Adderall which is used to treat Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Sources say her mission this time around was to detox and apparently that takes just six days.
"She’s feeling much better."
~~ Brad Pitt is 49 (Thelma & Louise, Interview With A Vampire, Seven, 12 Monkeys, Sleepers, Meet Joe Black, Fight Club, The Mexican, Spy Game, Ocean's Eleven, Sinbad, Troy, Ocean's Twelve, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Babel, Burn After Recording, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Inglourious Basterds; many more)
~~Director/producer, Steven Spielberg is 66 (Jaws movies; Color Purple, Empire of the Sun, Jurassic Park, Tiny Toon Adventures, Hook; Kate Capshaw's hubby; Prod'd Roger Rabbit, Back to the Future, Gremlins, Schindler's List; many more)
~~Actress, Katie Holmes is 34 (Dawson's Creek's Josephine "Joey" Potter, Go, Wonder Boys, First Daughter, Batman Begins, Mad Money; Tom Cruise's ex-wife)
~~Actress, Rachel Griffiths ("Brothers & Sisters"; "Six Feet Under") is 44 (Blow)
~~Actor, Ray Liotta is 57 (Casablanca, Our Family Honor's Off. Ed Santini; Goodfellas, Operation Dumbo Drop, Turbulence, Observe and Report)
~~Actor Josh Dallas ("Once Upon a Time") is 34.
~~Comedian, Ron White is 56
~~Actor Roger Mosley ("Magnum, P.I.") is 64.
~~Actor, Roger Smith is 80 (77 Sunset Strip; Mister Roberts)
~~Actress, Ashley Benson ("Pretty Little Liars") is 23
~~Actor, Casper Van Dien is 44 (Starship Troopers; Sleepy Hollow)
~~WWF/WWE legend/actor, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin is 48
~~Actor, Jeff Kober is 59 (Sons of Anarchy)
~~Movie critic Leonard Maltin is 62.
~~WWE Diva, Trish Stratus is 37
~~Singer/"Voice" judge, Christina Aguilera is 32
~~Guitarist Keith Richards (of The Rolling Stones) is 69.
~~Rapper DMX is 42.
~~Singer Angie Stone is 51
~~Guitarist Elliot Easton (of The Cars) is 59
~~DJ Lethal (of Limp Bizkit) is 40.
~~MC 'Rah Digga' is 40
~~Spanish singer, Alejandro Sanz is 44
~~Musician, Sam Andrew is 71 (Big Brother and the Holding Company Featuring Janis Joplin)
~~Drummer, Greg D'Angelo (White Lion) is 49
~~Blues guitarist Lonnie Brooks is 79.
~~Country singer Cowboy Troy is 42.
~~Cledus T. Judd is 48
Pitch Perfect (PG-13)
New student is unwittingly drafted into school choir. Stars Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Elizabeth Banks.
Total Recall (PG-13)
Factory worker unlocks secret agent past in his head. Stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG)
Wimpy kid pretends to have a ritzy country club job. Stars Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Steve Zahn.
Resident Evil: Retribution (-R-)
Alive fights the Umbrella Corporation and the Undead. Stars Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Sienna Guillory.
Trouble with the Curve (PG-13)
Aging pro baseball scout gets help from his daughter. Stars Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake.
Premium Rush (PG-13)
Bike messenger it targeted for murder. Stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dania Ramirez, Jamie Chung.
Seemingly successful businessman's life is in turmoil. Stars Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth.
10 Years (PG)
Ensemble comedy starring Channing Tatum, Kate Mara, Rosario Dawson, Justin Long
Killer Joe (-R-)
Young drug dealer hires a hit man to murder his mom. Stars Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple.
Red Hook Summer (R)
Young boy from Atlanta spends the Summer in Brooklyn. Stars Clarke Peters, Nate Parker, Thomas Jefferson Byrd.
The Good Doctor (PG-13)
Drama starring Orlando Bloom, Riley Keough, Michael Pena, Taraji P. Henson
Liberal Arts (PG-13)
College graduate returns to alma mater and falls in love. Stars Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins. TV on DVD:
Army Wives: Season Six, Part Two
Californication: The Fifth Season
Funny or Die Presents: The Complete Second Season
House of Lies: The First Season
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
The Sarah Silverman Program: Season Three
Shameless: The Complete Second Season
Snooki & JWOWW: Season 1
Britney Spears might be one and done as judge on “X Factor".
Sources say the pop star will leave the show after this week's two-night grand finale, along with fellow judge LA Reid.
A Fox exec said, "Simon had hoped Britney would be a ratings boost but that simply hasn't happened. It's no coincidence she is not in talks about a new deal."
The exec added, "She just doesn't seem to be cut out for a TV talent show.”
NBC execs are rumored to be "quietly" exploring the option of replacing "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno with "Late Night" comedian Jimmy Fallon when Leno's contract expires in 2014.
If the rumor is true, it will be the third time that Jay Leno's "Tonight Show" throne has been threatened by Fallon.
Since Leno has been the host, "The Tonight Show" has returned to the top of the ratings, although overall ratings for late night shows have declined in recent years.
Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese is teaming up with HBO to make a documentary about former President Bill Clinton.
Clinton will cooperate with the film that Scorsese will produce and direct.
HBO didn’t release an air-date for the documentary.
This year, the network aired a documentary on former President George H.W. Bush.
Nielsen and Twitter are teaming up to provide social television ratings starting next fall.
The "Nielsen Twitter TV Rating" will measure the social interaction of its users around certain television shows.
Nielsen will begin displaying the social ratings during the fall 2013 season.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Show— Quentin Tarantino, LeAnn Rimes
Late Show with David Letterman—Paul Rudd, Alicia Keys
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon—Tom Cruise, Judd Apatow, Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson—Don Johnson, Brad Goreski
Last Call with Carson Daly-- Randy & Jason Sklar, Zak Waters, Brandi Carlile
ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'— Samuel L. Jackson, the cast of "Jersey Shore", Ed Sheeran
Today Show—Seth Rogen; Billy Crystal.
Good Morning America—Actress Leslie Mann; Karmin performs.
CBS This Morning— TBA.
Live With Kelly and Michael—Seth Rogen, Lilla Crawford
The View— Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann, Alicia Keys
The Talk— Marissa Jaret Winokur, Glynis McCants, the Pentatonix
The Ellen DeGeneres Show— Bradley Cooper, Bruno Mars
THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART, Comedy Central— (re-run 12/11/12) Laura Linney
THE COLBERT REPORT, Comedy Central— (re-run 12/6/12) Peter Jackson
Chelsea Lately — Drew Barrymore, Dov Davidoff, April Richardson, Gary Valentine
CONAN, TBS — Chris Pratt, Anna Torv, Jose James
After Bruno Mars took his track "Locked Out of Heaven" to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, it became his fifth Pop Songs No. 1. That tied him with Nelly and Justin Timberlake for the most leaders among solo males.
Here's a look at the male soloists with the most No. 1s since 1992:
Katy Perry and Rihanna lead all artists with nine Pop Songs No. 1s each.
Britney Spears is about to being dumped by her fiancé Jason Trawick, but she's going to be the last one to know!
Apparently, Jason has had enough of Britney and is desperate to end the relationship. Jason has already had a meeting with Britney’s family and has told them his plans.
A source told the Hollyscoop website: “Jason has told Britney’s entire family that he’s planning to leave her, so that Britney will have a support system when he breaks the bad news. Jason is waiting for The X Factor to be over, because he and her whole family think Britney will take the news real hard, and would rather not have her deal with it while she’s trying to film the show. Jason wants to remain her manager after the break-up, so their relationship will become strictly business.”
Apparently, the inquest into the death of Amy Winehouse was overseen by a coroner who "lacked the proper qualifications", so the case will be heard again next month.
Assistant deputy coroner Suzanne Greenaway resigned last year after her qualifications were questioned.
A new hearing has been scheduled for January 8th.
Amy was found dead in her home at age 27. In the original inquest, she died of accidental alcohol poisoning.
Greenaway had been appointed an assistant deputy coroner by her husband. But she resigned after authorities learned she hadn't been a registered lawyer for five years as was required by the rules. She had practiced law for a decade in her native Australia.
Chief Keef (Chicago rapper) "Finally Rich" (guests: 50 Cent, Wiz Khalifa, French Montana, Young Jeezy, Lil Reese)
Dido "Let Us Move On"
Chesney Hawkes "Real Life Love" (guests: Nik Kershaw, Robbie Nevil, Tears For Fears' Curt Smith)
Jenni Rivera (Grammy-nominated Mexican-American singer was killed in a plane crash on Dec. 9) "La Misma Gran Señora"
The-Dream "Terius Nash: 1977"
T.I. "Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head" (guests: R. Kelly, Cee Lo Green, Andre 3000, P!nk)
Tiga (Montreal electronic DJ/producer) "Tiga Non Stop"
Various artists "Django Unchained [Film soundtrack]" (23 songs from the Quentin Tarantino movie, which opens Christmas Day; stars Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson)
Various artists "Les Misérables: Highlights From the Motion Picture Soundtrack" (British musical drama starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried opens Christmas Day)
Syd Barrett "Crazy Diamond (The Complete Recordings)" (58 songs)
Eric Clapton "Slowhand 35th Anniversary" (1977 album; remastered; Super Deluxe Edition, featuring the album, with bonus tracks, a Hi-Res Stereo & 5.1 Surround Sound DVD-audio only, "Live At Hammersmith Odeon, April 27, 1977," "Live At Hammersmith Odeon, April 27, 1977 Continued" and a vinyl LP)
Nate Dogg (rapper died in 2011 from multiple strokes at age 41) "Hits" (10 tracks)
Motörhead "The Complete Early Years [Box set]" (16 discs, with photo book)
The Rolling Stones "The Brussels Affair [Box set]" (limited-edition, Amazon-exclusive version of the 1973 concert)
Rush "2112 [CD + Audio DVD Deluxe Edition]" (1976 album; remastered; CD + Audio Blu-ray Deluxe Edition; CD + Audio Blu-ray Super Deluxe Edition)
The Temptations "My Girl" (20-song best-of)
Various artists "Motown Unreleased 1962: Gospel" (26 tracks), "Motown Unreleased 1962: Guys, Vol. 1" (25 tracks), "Motown Unreleased 1962: Guys, Vol. 2" (22 tracks), "Motown Unreleased 1962: Jazz, Vol. 1" (12 tracks), "Motown Unreleased 1962: Jazz, Vol. 2" (16 tracks)
Various artists "Motown Year By Year: The Sound of Young America 1987" (16 songs)
Hank Williams "Let's Turn Back the Years July 1951-June 1952 Volume VII" (1987 compilation; 21 songs), "The Hits, Volume Two" (1995 compilation; 12 songs)
Frank Zappa "Mothermania: The Best of the Mothers" (1969 album; remastered), "Baby Snakes" (1977 Halloween concert), "Jazz From Hell" (1986 album), "Ahead of Their Time" (1993 album; remastered), "The Yellow Shark" (1993 album; remastered), "The Lost Episodes" (1994 album; remastered), "Läther" (1996 album; remastered), "Finer Moments" (double album of live recordings; Vinyl), "Understanding America" (31-track compilation)
MUSIC on DVD:
Rihanna "Rihanna Loud Tour Live at the O2 [DVD]" (Blu-ray)
Various artists "We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston [DVD]" (hourlong all-star special airs on CBS on Nov. 16, feat. Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, etc.)