RadarOnline.com is reporting that Miley Cyrus has warned her dad Billy Ray to stay away from reality TV because she doesn't want him to turn into a joke like Keeping Up With the Kardashians star Bruce Jenner. "Billy Ray has turned down what must be his sixth reality show offer in the last four years because Miley has been very strict with her parents about not doing them, even though they have been offered a fortune by all the big players, including Bravo, Lifetime and E!, to open up their home to cameras,” a source claims. "Miley would much rather do a Christmas special or a concert at the Hollywood Bowl with her dad rather than watch him embarrass himself like Bruce Jenner on TV every week." Um, ouch. Bruce isn't that bad.
Civil rights activist Maya Angelou has died at age 86. She received over 50 honorary degrees and had been battling health problems as of late. Her last Tweet read: ''Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.''
Celebs React to Maya's Death:
Kevin Hart Tweeted: RIP Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014), you were truly an inspiration. Re-tweet to show respect.
Kerry Washington Tweeted: But still, like air, she rises. Yes Ma'am. Rise. Rise. Rise.
Beyoncé: "Rest in peace phenomenal woman."
Solange Knowles "Your words will forever remain deep within the skin, and in the souls of many."
Bette Midler: "The beautiful Maya Angelou died this morning. A big and radiant soul, at rest at last."
Ellen DeGeneres "Today the world lost one of it's greatest gifts. I'm sending love to the friends and family of Maya Angelou."
Robin Roberts "Saddened by the passing of Dr. Maya Angelou. Grateful for all she taught us with her words & spirit. Will never forget how she made me feel."
Sean "Diddy" Combs "RIp Maya Angelou God Bless"
Katie Couric "I am deeply saddened by the death of the beautiful Maya Angelou. My 2004 interview: on.today.com/1nAYHUh"
Cyndi Lauper "Maya Angelou has passed away. She was a great light in the world. I feel honored to live in a world she influenced and touched so deeply."
Russell Simmons "RIP to one of the greatest women this world has ever known. Thank you Maya Angelou for all of the gifts and knowledge you gave us..."
Mary J. Blige: "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." - Maya Angelou.
Eva Longoria "The world lost an incredible woman today who inspired me and millions of others. #RIP Maya Angelou"
J.K. Rowling: "If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be." Maya Angelou - who was utterly amazing."
Olivia Wilde "RIP Maya Angelou, a badass woman who saw the impossible as merely a dare"
Brad Pitt was allegedly punched in the face by a random man at last night's premiere of Angelina Jolie’s new film Maleficent. According to Us Weekly, Pitt was at the El Capitan theater in Hollywood for the premiere, when a man suddenly jumped the barrier, ran up to the actor and made contact with his face before police were able to intervene. TMZ adds that the attacker is currently in police custody and will be be booked for misdemeanor battery. What kind of monster would try and wreck that beautiful mug?
LeVar Burton wants to ressurect his beloved children’s show Reading Rainbow, and is asking fans to help make it happen through a Kickstarter campaign. Entertainment Weekly reports that Burton’s vision for Reading Rainbow 2.0 is to create a new version of the show that is available to any child with access to the Internet. He also wants to establish a classroom version of the program and allow low-income schools to use the materials for free. “So let’s do this, y’all,” Burton says in the campaign video. “Reading Rainbow is back, for every child, everywhere.” The actor, who hosted the original run of the show from 1983 to 2006, hopes to raise $1 million via Kickstarter by July 2 -- but the campaign has already exceeded $1.4 million.
Justin Timberlake sparked a wave of social media backlash after posting a photo of himself at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, ahead of his concert in Tel Aviv on Wednesday. "The Holy Land... What an experience. I will never forget this day," the “Not A Bad Thing” singer wrote on Instagram, with the hashtag #Israel and a picture that showed him touching the wall. While the image racked-up 240,000 likes, some pro-Palestine activist fans didn’t seem to agree, writing, "Israel is defiantly not holy land. they kill palestians every single day for nothing!" and "Correction: you are in Palestine not israel #disappointed,” among other things.
Billy Idol will release a self-written memoir, called Dancing With Myself, this fall. Named after Idol’s 1980 smash hit, the memoir is described as "bold, searingly candid and written by Idol himself in his inimitable voice.” The book allegedly chronicles Idol's entire life story – beginning with his "transient childhood" and early days in the British punk movement, to his move to New York City in 1981 and his unexpected success in the MTV era. Being released through Touchstone ands Simon & Schuster UK, Dancing With Myself will hit stores October 7.
Chelsea Handler has announced that her show Chelsea Lately will end on August 26. Discussing her seven-year run, the talk show host said, "I myself am more surprised than anyone that I was able to hold down a job for seven years, and it was a fantastic seven years. I will always look back at my time on E! as most people look back at their time in college. I'm glad I went." The E! network says that Handler's exit will be marked by a month full of surprise guests and visits. Interestingly, once Handler is off the air, there will be no female late night hosts on television.
PRIME TIME TV
Last Comic Standing on NBC (Comics hope to advance to the semi-final round)
Hell's Kitchen on Fox (After both teams are reorganized, the chefs blindly choose ingredients from which they must create a unique dish; the chefs must serve a five-course meal to UNICEF Ambassador Angie Harmon and other VIP attendees)
2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee on ESPN
Anger Management on FX (Charlie surprises his therapy group by bringing their dysfunctional parents to a session)
NBA Playoffs on TNT (Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs ... Western Conference Final, Game 5)
LATE NIGHT TV
Craig Ferguson: Hugh Laurie
Chelsea Lately: Lea Michele, Ben Gleib, Jen Kirkman, Sarah Colonna
Watch What Happens Live: Lacey Chabert, Willie Geist