|Posts from December 2013|
The sci-fi flop After Earth starring Will Smith and his son Jaden has been crowned the worst movie of 2013 by the film site Rifftrax.com. Recalling the film Battlefield Earth starring John Travolta, another epic disaster, the site notes: "In 2000, John Travolta laid down the challenge: 'You will never, EVER make a big budget sci-fi vanity project with a two-word title, the second word being 'Earth,' as colossally awful as the one I have made.' Thirteen years later Will Smith beat his challenge." Second place was the SyFy channel's television movie Sharknado. Rounding out the top five: Grown Ups 2, Movie 43 and Iron Man 3.
The latest subject of Charlie Sheen's wrath? Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson. In response to the Robertson patriarch's controversial remarks on homosexuality, Sheen posted a Twitter rant directed at him, which appeared to be written in the form of free verse poetry and included a photo of a pigeon that Sheen presumably mistook for a duck. "Your statements were and are abhorrently and mendaciously unforgivable," he wrote on Saturday. "You have offended and hurt so many dear friends of mine, who DO NOT have the voice or the outreach that I do... You are now in the crosshairs of a MaSheen style media beat down." Hmmm... who would you put your money on?
Shoppers at the Walmart in Tewksbury, Massachusetts on Friday night got the shock of their lives when Beyoncé showed up to spread some holiday cheer. Queen Bey got on the loudspeaker to announce, "I want to give everyone a gift. For everyone in the store right now, the first $50 of your holiday gifts are on me. Merry, merry Christmas from Beyoncé!" The R&B star handed out a total of 750 $50 gift cards to shoppers. Beyoncé even did a little shopping of her own -- she purchased a doll for her daughter Blue Ivy and a copy of her just-released self-titled album.
Season Finale-The Sing-Off at 8pm on NBC- A double elimination sets the stage as The Sing-Off crowns a new champion
My Cat from Hell: Hell-iday Special at 9pm on Animal Planet
Hollywood Game Night at 10pm on NBC- Ray Romano, Cheryl Hines, Gavin DeGraw, Rachel Bilson, Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker all guest star in a special holiday episode.
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Tags : Topics: Entertainment_Culture, Human InterestSocial: Entertainment_Culture, Human InterestLocations: Massachusetts, TewksburyPeople: Andy Roddick, Bey, Blue Ivy, Brooklyn Decker, Charlie Sheen, Cheryl Hines, Gavin DeGraw, Jaden, John Travolta, Phil Robertson, Rachel Bilson, Ray Romano, Will Smith
Is yet another pop star on the verge of a breakdown? Selena Gomez has canceled her Australian tour next year, saying that she needs to focus on herself. "My fans are so important to me and I would never want to disappoint them," the singer says in a statement. "But it has become clear to me and those close to me that after many years of putting my work first, I need to spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be." Perhaps that includes vocal lessons -- Gomez performed at the Jingle Ball in L.A. earlier this month where an audio glitch exposed that she was lip-syncing. The pop star responded by dropping the F-bomb and walking off the stage.
YouTube's KaraokeOnVEVO service released a list of its 10 most popular karaoke songs of 2013. Topping the list is Pink's duet with Nate Ruess, "Just Give Me a Reason." The karaoke video of the song earned over 1.5 million views this year. Here's the complete top 10:
The critics at Billboard have named Beyoncé's self-titled fifth solo record the best album of 2013, stating, "'Beyoncé' is stellar, standing tall amongst the albums it leapfrogged to land at No. 1... This is an album made by a fearless, grown-a** woman—somehow self-assured, stoic, fragile and thoughtful all at once." Beyoncé just nudged out Kanye West's Yeezus, which Billboard lauds as the rapper's "most radical album by a long shot." Here's the complete list of Billboard's 15 best albums of 2013:
- "Just Give Me a Reason," Pink feat. Nate Ruess
- "Listen," Beyonce
- "Love on Top," Beyonce
- "Counting Stars," OneRepublic
- "Everything Has Changed," Taylor Swift feat. Ed Sheeran
- "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell
- "Don't Take That Girl," Tim McGraw
- "Iris," Goo Goo Dolls
- "Over the Rainbow," Judy Garland
- "Say My Name," Destiny's Child
- Beyoncé, Beyoncé
- Kanye West, Yeezus
- Disclosure, Settle
- Lorde, Pure Heroine
- Drake, Nothing Was the Same
- Haim, Days Are Gone
- Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
- Rhye, Woman
- Arcade Fire, Reflektor
- Kacey Musgraves, Same Trailer Different Park
- Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience
- Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City
- CHVRCHES, The Bones of What You Believe
- Lady Gaga, ARTPOP
- Chance the Rapper, Acid Rap
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, one of the most anticipated sequels in years, brings back Ron Burgundy and his crew as they try to find success on the country's first 24-hour news channel. Also heavily hyped is Spike Jonze's Her, which stars Joaquin Phoenix as a man who falls in love with a computer operating system. The French drama The Past tells the story of an Iranian man who travels to Paris for a final meeting with his estranged wife. Take the kids to see Walking With Dinosaurs, which features computer-animated dinosaurs in live-action settings.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20
I Love Lucy Christmas Special on CBS (The Mertzes help the Ricardos decorate their Christmas tree; the Ricardos and Mertzes visit Rome)
The Carrie Diaries on The CW (Carrie learns her interview with the CEO of Bongo Jeans is her last chance to get a piece in the magazine; Mouse gets news that causes problems between her and West; Maggie prepares to tell her father the truth)
WWE Friday Night SmackDown! on SyFy (Who won the epic Championship match between Randy Orton & John Cena?)
Christmas in Washington 2013 on TNT (Backstreet Boys, Sheryl Crow, Anna Kendrick, Janelle Monáe and Pat Monahan perform in the annual holiday concert at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.)
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21
Saturday Night Live on NBC (Host Jimmy Fallon; Justin Timberlake performs)
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22
Sunday Night NFL Football on NBC (Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles)
I Am Britney Jean on E! (Spears opens up about her personal and professional life in candid and revealing interviews)
James Gandolfini: Tribute to a Friend on HBO (Friends and colleagues remember the actor and three-time Emmy winner who passed away in June of 2013)
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Tags : Topics: Entertainment_Culture, Human InterestSocial: Entertainment_CultureLocations: L.a., Paris, Rome, Washington, Washington, D.c.People: Acid Rap, Anna Kendrick, James Gandolfini, Joaquin Phoenix, John Cena, Justin Timberlake, Kacey Musgraves, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Pat Monahan, Randy Orton, Robin Thicke, Ron Burgundy, Selena Gomez, Sheryl Crow, Spike Jonze, Taylor Swift
Khloe Kardashian has broken her silence on filing for divorce from Lamar Odom (via Twitter, naturally). "This, in and of itself, is heart breaking and torture to my soul," she wrote on Wednesday afternoon. "Please, I don't need the extra rumors and BS right now." The "rumors" the reality star is referring to are likely those that she's swiftly moved on from Odom to baseball star Matt Kemp. Khloe also displayed her flair for melodrama this week by stepping out in a sweatshirt emblazoned, "Nothing was the same."
Britney Spears gave diehard fan James Colbourn the shock of his life on the U.K. TV show Surprise Surprise. The pop star went incognito as a waitress at London's Savoy Hotel and approached James' table from behind, asking if he'd like tea and scones. The look on his face when he recognizes his idol is priceless. "She was so sweet, so nice, so down-to-earth," he gushed. "I can't imagine how any other Christmas now is going to beat this one." James’ sister Sadie nominated him for the special event as a thank you for helping raise her two disabled children with cerebral palsy. James also received a trip to Las Vegas to see his favorite pop star perform.
Last night marked the finale of season three of FOX's The X Factor, and there's already talk about who could be on the judges panel next season. Reality show mogul Simon Cowell recently met Miley Cyrus, and publicly stated that he "really liked her." Cowell also said that his dream line-up would include his former fellow American Idol judges Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, along with Cyrus who he says "has an opinion for sure."
PRIME TIME TV
The Year on ABC (Celebrities, newsmakers and special guests reflect on the events of 2013)
A Charlie Brown Christmas on ABC (Charlie Brown wants to know what Christmas really means; `Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales'' accompanies the holiday classic)
The Sing-Off on NBC (The groups perform songs chosen by the judges)
The X Factor on Fox (Mario Lopez announces the winner; One Direction, Mary J. Blige and Leona Lewis perform)
Saturday Night Live: SNL Christmas on NBC (a compilation of popular holiday sketches)
The Millionaire Matchmaker on Bravo (Courtney Kerr needs help moving forward; the owner of a clothing line needs Patti's help)
Anger Management on FX (Charlie's Christmas plans with Sasha are derailed when Ed steals the baby Jesus from a Latino church)
Project Runway All Stars on Lifetime (The designers team up with influential fashion bloggers to identify a new trend for 2014)
iMPACT Wrestling on Spike (World Heavyweight Championship Tournament Finals; The Charismatic Enigma Jeff Hardy battles Magnus to crown a new champion; the Feast Or Fired briefcases will be revealed at Final Resolution)
LATE NIGHT TV
David Letterman: Steve Carell, the Saint Johns
Jay Leno: Sylvestor Stallone, Judd Apatow, Libera
Jimmy Kimmel: Will Ferrell, Adam Scott, Christopher Cross
Craig Ferguson: Cuba Gooding Jr., Emily Wickersham
Daily Show: Jonah Hill
Colbert Report: Ben Stiller, the Blind Boys of Alabama
Chelsea Lately: Sara Bareilles, April Richardson, Ian Karmel, Heather McDonald
Conan O'Brien: Christina Applegate, Skylar Astin, Young the Giant
Arsenio Hall: Meagan Good, Clay Aiken, TNT, Chance the Rapper
During a radio interview with L.A.'s Power 106 yesterday morning, Justin Bieber made a shocking statement, saying that after the release of his new album Journals, "I'm actually retiring." After a video clip of Bieber making the statement was released, the web went into a flurry of speculation. But before all you haters start celebrating, Bieber's reps have confirmed that the pop star was only joking. In the same interview, Bieber did state that he wants his music to "mature." He also claimed, "People think I'm arrogant, I'm not, I've always been a caring and giving person."
John Mayer and Katy Perry stopped by Good Morning America yesterday to debut a sappy new video for their duet "Who You Love." The video shows a variety of couples, including Mayer and Perry, riding a mechanical bull together, in slow motion, and clips of Mayer and Perry gazing into each other's eyes as they sing the song. When Perry sings her verse, she demonstratively strokes Mayer's face. In a joint interview, Mayer admitted that he was hesitant to do a duet with his girlfriend but said, "It is a pretty big moving target to be a couple and have a song, but I think there's an authenticity to it."
A Shia LaBeouf-directed short film that premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival has now been assailed for lifting large chunks of dialogue from a comic book. The film, HowardCantor.com, debuted online yesterday, and bloggers immediately noticed its striking resemblance to Daniel Clowes' comic, Justin M. Damiano. The film soon became password-protected online, and LaBeouf admitted on Twitter yesterday, "I f**ked up." However, what's even more cringeworthy is that his lengthy apology bears a striking resemblance to a Yahoo! Answers post from four years ago. HuffPo has posted the two for a side-by-side comparison and it makes LaBeouf look even worse.
PRIME TIME TV
Barbara Walters Presents the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013 on ABC (The journalist interviews some of the year's top newsmakers)
A Home for the Holidays With Celine Dion on CBS (Celebrities present inspirational stories of adoption; musical performers include Ne-Yo and Chris Young)
The Sing-Off on NBC (The groups perform songs from movies)
Michael Bublé's 3rd Annual Christmas Special on NBC (Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige and Cookie Monster join the singer to perform Christmas classics)
The X Factor on NBC (The remaining acts perform)
The iHeartradio Jingle Ball 2013 on The CW (Scheduled performers at Madison Square Garden in New York include Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Fall Out Boy, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Selena Gomez, Fifth Harmony, Ariana Grande, Jason Derulo and Austin Mahone)
Kathy Griffin: Record Breaker on Bravo (At the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, the comic performs in her 20th televised comedy special)
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues on E! (Brace yourselves as Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Steve Carell, Meagan Good, Christina Applegate, and James Marsden give the inside scoop on the new movie)
Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life on MTV (Ke$ha invites Bear Man to meet her family, and they decide where the relationship is heading)
LATE NIGHT TV
David Letterman: Ben Stiller, Brett Dennen
Jay Leno: Christina Applegate, Kevin Nealon, the winner of "The Voice"
Jimmy Kimmel: Tim Robbins, Bill Simmons, Jalen Rose, Haim
Craig Ferguson: Natasha Lyonne, Michael Connelly
Daily Show: Steve Carell, Will Ferrell, David Koechner, Paul Rudd
Colbert Report: Keanu Reeves, Aaron Neville
Chelsea Lately: James Marsden, Greg Fitzsimmons, Fortune Feimster, Gary Valentine
Conan O'Brien: Jennifer Lawrence, Bob Odenkirk, Bad Religion
Arsenio Hall: The cast of VH1's "Single Ladies", Kevin Smith, Bernard Hopkins, Prentice Powell
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Tags : Topics: Entertainment_CultureSocial: Entertainment_CultureLocations: L.a., New York, San AntonioPeople: Aaron Neville Chelsea Lately, Ariana Grande, Austin Mahone, Barbara Walters, Ben Stiller, Bernard Hopkins, Bill Simmons, Bob Odenkirk, Brett Dennen Jay Leno, Chris Young, Christina Applegate, Cookie Monster, Daniel Clowes, David Koechner, David Letterman, Enrique Iglesias, Fortune Feimster, Gary Valentine Conan, Greg Fitzsimmons, Haim Craig Ferguson, Jalen Rose, James Marsden, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Lawrence, Jimmy Kimmel, John Mayer, Justin Bieber, Justin M. Damiano, Kathy Griffin, Katy Perry, Keanu Reeves, Kevin Nealon, Kevin Smith, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Meagan Good, Michael Bubl, Michael Connelly, Miley Cyrus, Natasha Lyonne, Ne-Yo Young, Paul Rudd, Paul Rudd Colbert, Pitbull, Robin Thicke, Ryan Lewis, Selena Gomez, Steve Carell, Tim Robbins, Will Ferrell
Katy Perry got caught in a sticky situation at the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes this weekend. At the beginning of her performance of "Roar," a vocal track started playing way too early, catching Perry off guard and out of sync with the song's timing. Things got even more awkward when a man appeared on stage during the performance and interrupted a visibly annoyed Perry, saying, "If you don't mind, we can restart. We had a little problem." The problem in question, of course, is that Perry's pre-recorded vocal track started without her. When Perry restarted the performance, she appeared to be singing live (albeit, pretty badly) without the backing track.
Justin Timberlake stepped out of the spotlight as his Louisville concert this weekend to let a fan come on stage and propose to his girlfriend. Timberlake brought the man, Josh, and his girlfriend Kim onto the stage and said to Kim, "Josh called me earlier. He's got something he wants to tell you." The audience cheered as Josh got down on one knee and popped the question, while Timberlake smiled and clapped from the side of the stage. Kim accepted, and the couple shared a kiss while still on stage. Timberlake later tweeted a video of the special moment, writing, "And then this happened in Louisville..."
After only three days, Beyonce's stealth self-titled album broke the U.S. iTunes Store's record for the largest sales week for an album ever, selling 617,000 downloads by the end of Sunday. Likely helping the album's sales is the fact that none of its tracks are available a la carte; the 14-song set is being sold for $15.99 and comes with 18 videos. The previous one-week iTunes sales record was set by Taylor Swift's Red, which sold 465,000 copies in October 2012.
Elysium, Kick-Ass 2, Prisoners, The Lone Ranger, One Direction: This Is Us, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Ghost Team One, Ain't Them Bodies Saints, Devil's Pass, Contest, The Family, Force of Execution, Newlyweeds and Mission Park are all out on DVD today
PRIME TIME TV
NCIS on CBS (When dozens of children from military families come down with a mysterious illness, the team tries to deliver a cure before the holidays)
NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS (The team looks for a motive when a senator's daughter (Michelle Trachtenberg) is attacked; a co-worker gives Kensi a perfect gift)
The Biggest Loser on NBC (The competition moves from teams to individuals; the players face an endurance challenge; a player suffers with self-sabotaging thoughts; two players are sent home)
The Voice on NBC (The winner is revealed; performances by Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Ne-Yo and OneRepublic)
Snooki & JWOWW on MTV (The gang spends a couples weekend at a dude ranch; even though the women want romance, the men spend the time pulling pranks)
LATE NIGHT TV
David Letterman: Paul Rudd, Cristin Milioti, a Top Ten List presented by Barbara Walters, Alt-J
Jay Leno: Olivia Wilde, Julie Scardina, Johnny Mathis
Jimmy Kimmel: Mark Wahlberg, Bruce Dern, Polica
Craig Ferguson: Alyssa Milano, Wilford Brimley
Colbert Report: Garry Trudeau, Cyndi Lauper, Alan Cumming
Chelsea Lately: Evangeline Lilly, Jeff Wild, Loni Love, Ryan Stout
Conan O'Brien: Tom Hanks, the Head and the Heart
Arsenio Hall: Tom Selleck, Judge Greg Mathis, Ashanti
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Tags : Topics: Entertainment_CultureSocial: Entertainment_CultureLocations: Cannes, Los Angeles, LouisvillePeople: Alan Cumming Chelsea Lately, Alyssa Milano, Barbara Walters, Bruce Dern, Celine Dion, Craig Ferguson, Cristin Milioti, Cyndi Lauper, David Letterman, Evangeline Lilly, Garry Trudeau, Greg Mathis, Jay Leno, Jeff Wild, Johnny Mathis Jimmy Kimmel, Josh, Julie Scardina, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Kim, Lady Gaga, Loni Love, Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Trachtenberg, Ne-Yo, Olivia Wilde, Paul Rudd, Percy Jackson, Ryan Stout Conan, Taylor Swift, Tom Hanks, Tom Selleck, Wilford Brimley
Beyonce shocked her fans last night by unexpectedly releasing her entire new self-titled on iTunes without any advance notice. The diva posted a video to her Instagram last night, a montage of images that included the word "Surprise!" flashing on the screen and referred to the record as a "visual album." The album is a 14-song collection that includes collaborations with her husband Jay Z, Drake, Frank Ocean, and, on a track called "Blue," her baby daughter Blue Ivy Carter. Every song is also accompanied by a video. "Grown Woman," the promotional track that Beyonce has been performing on her world tour, appears as a video but is not on the album's track list.
Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver of Ohio has penned a hilarious open letter to Kanye West, blasting him for comparing his plight as a rap superstar to that of cops and soldiers. Posted on his department's Facebook page, it reads: "Since you are accustomed to danger, I am strongly encouraging you to immediately abandon you career as a super star and join the military... When the Taliban starts shooting at you, perhaps you could stand up and let the words flow. I’m sure they would just drop weapons and surrender. You could quite possibly end all wars, just from the enemy being star-struck." The police chief also warns Kanye, "Check yourself, before you wreck yourself."
Lady Gaga and Celine Dion are slated to perform on the fifth season finale of The Voice on December 17. Gaga will perform her R. Kelly duet "Do What U Want," and Dion will be joined by Ne-Yo to sing their duet "Incredible," off the diva's latest album Loved Me Back to Life. OneRepublic will also perform their song "I Lived." The band's frontman Ryan Tedder is Voice family now, having signed on as the show's in-house producer and songwriter. Tedder penned a song that will be performed by this season's champion.
David O. Russell's hotly anticipated American Hustle makes its way to theaters today. The crime drama is already receiving raves and awards from critics' associations. So is Saving Mr. Banks, Disney's new film about how their classic Mary Poppins made it to the screen. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is the second film in a planned trilogy adopted from J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novel The Hobbit. In Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas, Madea gets coaxed into spending the holidays in the countryside.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13
Shark Tank on ABC (Solving a holiday headache with colorful, magnetic strands; an item to bridge the gap for interfaith families; a fun, new take on traditional Christmas sweaters; luxurious clip-in hair extensions)
20/20 on ABC (A convicted bank robber who had his kids help him with heists; police interrogation tapes and jailhouse interviews)
Undercover Boss on CBS (Massage Heights COO Shane Evans must overcome her aversion to touching other people when she goes under cover)
Dateline NBC (A group of women fights for years to bring to justice the killer of a beloved 29-year-old woman)
The Carrie Diaries on The CW (When a nasty rumor about Carrie is published in a gossip rag, Samantha wants to set the record straight; Maggie has a medical emergency)
Fashion Police on E! (Guest Jacqueline M. Wood)
WWE Friday Night SmackDown! on SyFy (Countdown to the epic World Championship Unification match between John Cena & Randy Orton at TLC)
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14
UFC: Johnson vs. Benavidez on Fox (Mac Danzig vs. Joe Lauzon; Nik Lentz vs. Chand Mendes; Michael McDonald vs. Urijah Faber; Joseph Benavidez vs. Demetrious Johnson. From Sacramento)
2013 Heisman Trophy Presentation on ESPN
HBO New Movie of the Week: Jack the Giant Slayer ... A young farmhand gets swept into the realm of legend when he must defend his land from a seemingly unstoppable force of giant warriors.
Saturday Night Live on NBC (Host John Goodman; Kings of Leon performs)
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15
Survivor FINALE on CBS
Survivor Reunion on CBS (The castaways and their loved ones are reunited and discuss the season)
Sunday Night NFL Football on NBC (Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers)
The Simpsons on Fox (When a leak at the power plant causes snowfall in Springfield, tourists inundate the town; Marge takes on boarders to raise cash for the holidays)
Family Guy on Fox (Peter fills Lois' dad with holiday spirit; Stewie tries to get the only thing he wants for Christmas)
Total Divas on E! (Bryan proposes to Brie; Nikki and John Cena's future is uncertain; Eva Marie introduces her fiancé to her family)
What upstart dared to defeat Miley Cyrus as YouTube's #1 most-watched video of 2013? You may have forgotten him, but South Korean rap sensation Psy's music video for "Gentleman," the follow-up to his 2012 viral hit "Gangnam Style," takes the prize. Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" and "We Can't Stop" fall behind at #2 and #3. Here's the complete top 13:
- Psy, "Gentleman"
- Miley Cyrus, "Wrecking Ball"
- Miley Cyrus, "We Can't Stop"
- Katy Perry, "Roar"
- Pink feat. Nate Ruess, "Just Give Me a Reason"
- Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell, "Blurred Lines"
- Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko, "Stay"
- Naught Boy feat. Sam Smith, "La La La"
- Selena Gomez, "Come & Get It"
- Avicii, "Wake Me Up"
- One Direction, "Best Song Ever"
- Bruno Mars, "When I Was Your Man"
- One Direction, "One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)"
Drew Barrymore is expecting her second daughter with husband Will Kopelman, her rep has confirmed. Barrymore, 38, revealed the gender of her child on Wednesday while accepting Beauty Inc. Awards’ Newcomer of the Year honor for her cosmetics line, Flower. "I am so proud to accept this in celebration of women, including my daughter and my future daughter,” she said. Barrymore and Kopelman are already parents to a 14-month-old daughter named Olive.
PRIME TIME TV
Grey's Anatomy on ABC (Meredith and Cristina bicker about their careers; Bailey talks to Ben about him moving back to Seattle; Shane puts himself in a risky situation; Derek receives a life-changing phone call)
The Big Bang Theory on CBS (While Sheldon is in Texas, the rest of the gang realize how much he has changed their lives as they decorate the apartment Christmas tree)
The Crazy Ones on CBS (When the bratty daughter (Ashley Tisdale) of an important client becomes the latest intern at Roberts and Roberts, Syndey's insecurities resurface)
Two and a Half Men on CBS (Jake sends Alan a Japanese delicacy; the house comes alive with questionable Christmas lyrics)
The Sing-Off on NBC (Eight groups perform their favorite hit)
The Michael J. Fox Show on NBC (Mike finds out that he must anchor the news on Christmas Eve, putting a snag in his gift exchange with Annie; a friend's Hanukkah celebration intrigues Eve)
The X Factor on Fox (Elimination; performances by Jennifer Nettles and Enrique Iglesias)
The Vampire Diaries on The CW (Damon asks Stefan for help finding Elena; Dr. Wes unleashes his secret weapon; Katherine realizes that Nadia may be able to solve her problem)
The Millionaire Matchmaker on Bravo (Kim Kardashian's BFF Jonathan Cheban is ready to let Patti set him up; a 41-year-old entrepreneur who's always looking for the bigger better deal)
Anger Management on FX (Charlie's bad-girl patient gets sentenced to house arrest and moves in with Charlie)
Project Runway All Stars on Lifetime (The remaining designers are taken to QVC headquarters in Pennsylvania where they are tasked with creating a red carpet gown)
NFL Football on NFL Net (San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos)
iMPACT Wrestling on Spike (Feast Or Fired returns; featuring Samoa Joe, James Storm, Mr. Anderson, Gunner, Chavo Guerrero and Ethan Carter III; four briefcases will hang in the ring and one unlucky superstar will lose his spot on the TNA roster)
LATE NIGHT TV
David Letterman: Julia Roberts, Glen Hansard
Jay Leno: Kevin Hart, Brooklyn Decker, Chris Young
Jimmy Kimmel: Carey Mulligan, Scott Foley, Jeff Campbell
Craig Ferguson: Jason Schwartzman, Alexis Knapp
Jimmy Fallon: Emma Thompson, James Marsden, Kelly Clarkson
Carson Daly: Scott Aukerman, Robbie Fulks, Bughouse
Daily Show: Evangeline Lilly
Colbert Report: George Packer
Chelsea Lately: Kenneth Cole, Michael Yo, Claire Titelman, Brad Wollack
Conan O'Brien: Adam Levine, Tim Conway, Lee Ranaldo
Arsenio Hall: B.o.B.
Simon Cowell really is planning to name his first son after himself -- at least according to an attendee of the baby shower he threw on Sunday for his baby mama, Lauren Silverman. "It shouldn’t come as a shock, but Simon and Lauren really seem to be planning to name their son Simon!" the eyewitness told RadarOnline.com. "There were baby clothes and little games all personalized with the name 'Simon' for the baby." The source continued, "From what everyone -- including Lauren -- was saying, they are 100 percent naming their son Simon." The baby boy is due in February.
X Factor judge Demi Lovato tells Access Hollywood her cocaine use was out of control. "I couldn't go 30 minutes to an hour without cocaine, and I would bring it on airplanes. I would smuggle it basically and just wait until everyone in first class would go to sleep, and I would do it right there. I'd sneak to the bathroom, and I'd do it. That’s how difficult it got and that was even with somebody [with me]. I had a sober companion, somebody who was watching me 24/7 and living with me [and] I was able to hide it from them as well.”
Britney Spears debuted her new music video for "Perfume" via Twitter yesterday. Spears strips down to her white lacy lingerie in the clip while getting hot and heavy with the male model who plays her lover. The video was directed by Joseph Kahn, the man behind Spears' iconic "Toxic" and "Stronger" videos. Kahn complained about the edited version of the video on Twitter yesterday, writing, "Wish they'd release the director's cut of #perfume. Britney's performance is unbelievable. A true artist in it. Game changer... it's a true loss not to see what she really did. It's incredible. Beyond other artists." Spears' fans are now petitioning her record label to release the director's cut.
PRIME TIME TV
Survivor on CBS (Loved ones compete against each other for a final shot at the game; castaways compete for immunity; a heated tribal council)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on CBS (The team investigates when a murder takes place at an elaborate holiday party complete with real snow and reindeer)
Modern Family on ABC (Jay and Manny set out to cut down their own Christmas tree; Gloria is on edge when her mother visits; Mitchell does last-minute shopping to find the perfect gift for Lily)
Nashville on ABC (Fan blowback against Juliette bring down her performance and the Music City Festival; Rayna wants to buy herself out of the Edgehill contract; Deacon and Gunnar decide to put on an unauthorized show)
The Sing-Off on NBC (The nine remaining groups perform party anthems)
Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale on NBC (A comedic musical take on a traditional holiday tale; special guests joining Kelly Clarkson include Blake Shelton, Trisha Yearwood and Reba)
The X Factor on NBC (The acts each perform two songs)
Duck Dynasty on A&E (The Robertsons plan a live performance of the Nativity for their church, but rehearsals for the event get off to a bumpy start; Will and Jase seek the perfect Christmas gifts for their wives)
South Park on Comedy Central (Wendy ends up in the counselor's office after trying to fix one of her girlfriends up with Butters)
American Horror Story: Coven on FX (Cordelia's attacker is revealed; Fiona looks to form an alliance with Marie Laveau; Nan learns a disturbing truth about Luke's past)
WWE Main Event on ION (Countdown to the World Championship Unification match between John Cena & Randy Orton at TLC)
Kirstie on TV Land (Maddie is impressed with her son's karaoke abilities, and decides to make him a star)
LATE NIGHT TV
David Letterman: Emma Thompson, a Top Ten List presented by Josh Groban, Nick Lowe
Jay Leno: Tyler Perry, Ken Jeong, the Head and the Heart
Jimmy Kimmel: Ryan Seacrest, Bradley Whitford, Mac Miller
Craig Ferguson: Jim Gaffigan
Jimmy Fallon: Joaquin Phoenix, Candice Bergen, Iron & Wine and Calexico
Carson Daly: Steve McQueen, Jenny O, Srsly
Daily Show: Reza Aslan
Colbert Report: Elizabeth Gilbert
Chelsea Lately: Kathy Griffin, Moshe Kasher, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Whitney Cummings
Conan O'Brien: Benedict Cumberbatch, George Takei, John Legend
Arsenio Hall: Kelly Rowland, Luenell
MTV has named Miley Cyrus its Artist of the Year -- no big surprise, considering Cyrus' nasty twerk session with Robin Thicke earned mega-publicity for the network's 2013 Video Music Awards. They also created a documentary about her -- Miley: The Movement -- and gave her control of the network on her 21st birthday. In an announcement yesterday, MTV said that Cyrus and Thicke's VMAs performance was the most-watched video on their websites this year and that the MTV site devoted to Cyrus got more page views than any other artist's.
Kanye West has sparked outrage by comparing the dangers of his job to those faced by members of law enforcement and soldiers on the front lines. “Like, I’m just giving of my body on the stage; I’m putting my life at risk, literally!” West told SaturdayNightOnline.com over the weekend. Apparently, the big risk on his Yeezus tour is the manufactured mountain he performs atop during the show. "If I slipped… You never know," he said. "And I think about it, I think about my family and I’m like, 'Wow... This is like, being a police officer or something, in war or something.'" Right, being a famous rapper is just like that. Delusional, much?
PRIME TIME TV
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC (Coulson brings in Mike Peterson for some super-soldier support in the war against Centipede; a twist puts the team at risk)
NCIS on CBS (The team finds a link between the boyfriend of Gibbs' ex-wife and a murder victim; Ellie Bishop tries to adjust to being on the team)
NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS (The team searches for a suspected war criminal hiding in Los Angeles under a false identity)
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on CBS (Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Candice Swanepoel and Lindsay Ellingson are among lingerie models at the annual event in New York; performances by Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy, A Great Big World and Neon Jungle)
The Biggest Loser on NBC (The contestants meet Alison in a diner and take a quiz about obesity in the workplace; the losing team works at the diner for the week where they must maintain their healthy diet and exercise regimen; a weigh-in yields surprising results)
The Voice on NBC (Artists face elimination; Christina Aguilera performs; Cassadee Pope, Danielle Bradbery, The Swon Brothers and Michelle Chamuel perform)
American Country Awards on Fox (The public votes for country music favorites in a number of categories; Trace Adkins and Danica Patrick host; scheduled performers include Sheryl Crow, Darius Rucker, Florida Georgia Line and Brad Paisley)
Sons of Anarchy on FX (Jax's choices put his club and family in jeopardy)
Dance Moms Holiday Special: 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas on Lifetime (Abby is full of holiday surprises; the girls dance to Christmas songs; Abby and the mothers trade insults)
Snooki & JWOWW on MTV (Snooki and Jenni participate in a charity dog wash; Roger and Jionni plan a romantic dinner; Snooki takes a DNA test)
LATE NIGHT TV
David Letterman: Billy Crystal, Julie Chen, ZZ Ward
Jay Leno: Kirstie Alley, Ernie Brown Jr., Switchfoot
Jimmy Kimmel: Tom Hanks, Rachael Ray, Childish Gambino
Craig Ferguson: Paul Giamatti, Michael Irvin
Jimmy Fallon: John Goodman, Michelle Dockery, Yo Gabba Gabba!
Carson Daly: Scott Cooper, Chvrches, Esther Povitsky
Daily Show: Amy Adams
Colbert Report: Alex Blumberg
Chelsea Lately: Lizzy Caplan, John Caparulo, Cameron Esposito, Jo Koy
Conan O'Brien: Jason Schwartzman, Columbus Short, Pentatonix
Arsenio Hall: Jim Brown, Toks Olagundoye
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