Miley Cyrus fans, rejoice: The twerking pop princess is still alive. Following a death hoax that hit the Internet over the weekend, claiming that the 21-year-old singer died of an overdose in her Los Angeles home, Miley finally took to Twitter to post a selfie on Monday. The report was apparently a major online scam designed to get page views and money. Not cool. However, HollywoodLife.com claims that Miley got such a kick out of them that she decided to stay quiet for two days and go along with the exaggerated claims of her death.
The George Harrison Memorial Tree planted in Los Angeles' Griffith Park has died in the most ironic of ways: at the hands of a beetle infestation. According to a report by the Los Angeles Times, the tree was put in three years after Harrison’s 2001 death because the late Beatles bassist spent his final days in L.A. and was an avid gardener. The tree had reportedly grown to more than 10 feet tall as of last year, before the beetle infestation took over. City Councilman Tom LaBonge said that the pine tree will be replanted soon.
George Clooney has no qualms gushing how thrilled he is to be getting married to Amal Alamuddin. "I'm marrying up," he declares in a new interview with Variety. Clooney and his fiancée, an activist and lawyer, have yet to announce a wedding date. However, Clooney's aunt has hinted that the pair will be getting married in Italy. When news initially broke of their engagement back in April, everybody and their mother was shocked that the eternal bachelor had decided to pop the question .
To promote his latest album, Mandatory Fun, Weird Al Yankovic had been on a quest to release a new track every day starting last Monday. Today, his mission comes to an end with "Mission Statement," an original song inspired by the sounds of Crosby Stills & Nash that parodies corporate culture. "We must all efficiently / Operationalize our strategies / Invest in world-class technology / And leverage our core competencies," Weird Al croons in the tune, while other lyrics make use of additional corporate phrases that mean nothing, like "holistically administrate" and "exceptional synergy." Way to take it to The Man, Al!
Maroon 5 unveiled the glowing new cover art for their upcoming album V yesterday. MTV News reports that the cover is relatively simple, featuring a neon letter V illuminated over a desert background. In addition to releasing the artwork, the band revealed the official tracklist for the album, which is due out September 2.
“It Was Always You”
“In Your Pocket”
“Coming Back For You”
“My Heart Is Open” feat. Gwen Stefani
“Sex and Candy”
On last night's episode of The Tonight Show, Kate Hudson went against Jimmy Fallon in a game of Box of Lies. Each staring directly towards each other through a little window had to describe the object they pulled from a numbered box. Not knowing if their opponent was lying or not, both giggled their way to win the game. After two rounds, Kate Hudson lied her way through and defeated Fallon.
Heaven Is for Real, Antboy, Blue Ruin, All Cheerleaders Die, Dom Hemingway, Sabotage, Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club, Cesar Chavez, The Suspect, The Human Race, Transcendence, Justin and the Knights of Valor and The Angriest Man in Brooklyn are all out on DVD today
PRIME TIME TV
Food Fighters on NBC (Amateur chefs present signature dishes)
America's Got Talent on NBC (Boot Camp ... The acts compete for a spot in the live shows)
Celebrity Wife Swap on ABC (Tyler Christopher/Ronn Moss)
Extreme Weight Loss on ABC (A 44-year-old pastor's wife commits to losing half her body weight during her yearlong transformation)
Deadliest Catch on Discovery (Sig orders a classic Northwestern grind; Mandy learns the true meaning of being a greenhorn; Captain Andy faces a difficult decision)
Married at First Sight on fyi (The newlyweds head off on their honeymoons within 24 hours of saying ''I do.')
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Craig Ferguson: Dana Carvey, Irina Shayk
Seth Meyers: Kate Hudson, David Remnick
Daily Show: Richard Linklater
Colbert Report: JR
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