SAD: A popular Hollywood set, used for "24" and "The A-Team,” is nothing but ash and debris after a 22,000 acre wildfire swept through on Saturday. The back lot's been used for tons of TV shows and movies, including "Robin Hood: Men in Tights.” The fire has also burned down 17 houses in the area. As of yesterday morning it was only 10% contained.
NOT COOL: White Sox pitcher, and former La Crosse Logger, Chris Sale has been suspended for 5 games for cutting up the team's retro uniforms. He did not want to wear the uniforms because they did not fit comfortably.
TV TALK: The CW Network was cancelled "The Vampire Diaries.'' And Rihanna will star in the final season of Bates Motel. She will play Norman Bates's victim, Marlon Crane.
STAGE FRIGHT: Sia reveals that she cried in her dressing room before performing on Good Morning America on Friday morning. She said quote, "I do not love performing. I get really scared.” She was afraid she wouldn't be able to hit the high notes because her voice wasn't 100%.
ARTSY: A graffiti artist painted a topless portrait of Melania Trump on the side of a building in Australia. He captioned it with: ''I'm with her.''
STUNT: Fergie believes that Taylor Swift's feud with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian may be a publicity stunt. She said, “Knowing them, it's probably a big master plan. They'll probably all come together at the MTV Awards or something.''
RIDIN' SOLO: One Direction star Liam Payne has signed a solo record deal with Capitol Records in the UK. He tweeted: “One direction will always be my home and family but I’m very excited to see what this chapter brings.”
OUCH: Taylor Swift’s Wikipedia page was vandalized this week following her feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. In the birth name section, her name was changed to “Taylor ‘Slithering Snake Becky With the Good Lies’ Alison Swift.” They added “victim” to her list of nicknames and “liar” to her occupations. The opening line of her bio section was switched to say: “Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter fraud that got dragged to the grave by successful businesswoman Kim Kardashian.”
SWIPE LEFT: Warner Brothers is making a movie about Tinder called "Worst Tinder Date Ever''. The film is about two people, who go on a bad Tinder date before falling in love.
BACHELOR FOR PRESIDENT: "The Bachelor" Ben Higgins has announced that he is running for political office in Colorado. Higgins is running as a Republican against a man who was sentenced to one-year probation after pleading guilty to drunk driving in March. So...Ben's got a chance! They'll face off in the November 8th general election.
UPDATE: Jon Gosselin had been working at TGI Fridays. But now he's quitting because someone took a picture of him and sold it, so the trust is gone. Jon says, “Now I gotta leave a job I was passionate about.” Really he's saying...thank goodness I don't have to work 8 hours a week anymore!
A former La Crosse staple and a band created in the LAX, Shoeless Revolution, returns to the 608 tomorrow night! They're playing at Pearl Street Brewery Saturday, July 23. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the show. Doors open at 7, show starts at 7:30.
CHECK OUT OUR CHAT WITH REED HERE:
Reed Grimm made it into the top 13 for Season 11 of American Idol in 2012. Here's his audition:
And here's a video of Shoeless Revolution in action:
DO. NOT. MISS. THIS. SHOW!
So, if you haven't heard Old Style is back in LAX! I got in to the press release this morning to get you all the dirty details! Here's the summary: I hear it should be out in early August and it's delicious!
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Nigel Lythgoe is an English tv and film director and producer, former dancer in the Young Generation and choreographer. He is noted for being the producer of the shows Pop Idol, American Idol, and is the creator and executive producer of So You Think You Can Dance on Fox! The new season of So You Think You Can Dance features a younger generation of dancers between the ages of 8-13. Nigel is joined by judges Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo. The show is currently airing on Monday nights, at 7pm, on Fox.
Nigel, along with director Adam Shankman, founded the Dizzy Feet Foundation in 2009 to support, improve, and increase access to dance education in the U.S. And in 2010, Nigel Lythgoe launched National Dance Day to encourage Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health and fight obesity. To learn more about both, click here: Dizzy Feet Foundation and National Dance Day!
If you missed it, here is our interview with Nigel!
LEGACY: Paris Hilton is opening her own hotel chain with properties in Dubai, New York and Las Vegas.
CONGRATS: Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr has gotten engaged to Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel. He is 26 and worth $2.1 billion. They met at a Louis Vuitton dinner in New York. She has a five-year-old son with Orlando Bloom named Flynn.
NOT SHOCKING: A Pokemon movie is going into production in 2017. The movie is going to be titled ''Detective Pikachu'.
THANK GOODNESS: Sarah Jessica Parker almost passed on the role of Carrie on 'Sex And The City because she was concerned about 'nudity and language issues.' Her agent convinced her to do it! He said, “No one's ever done a part like this. Do this.''
MUSCLE BEACH: The Rock is developing a new series for the USA Network called Muscle Beach. The plot is set in the 80's on Venice Beach where bodybuilding became a national phenomenon.
OOPS: Jeremy Piven injured a bicyclist earlier this week in L.A. when he opened his car door, the biker slammed into the door and cut his chest. The man was badly hurt and taken to the hospital by ambulance. Jeremy was not ticketed.
WORKIN' MAN: Jon Gosselin says, "I now work at TGI Fridays eight hours a week and give my paycheck to charity. I love cooking. I’ve been working there about a month, so not long.”
STRANGE: Justin Bieber is selling Marilyn Manson t-shirts on his tour for $195 each. Um...strange.
R.I.P. Hollywood producer Garry Marshall has passed away at the age of 81. He is responsible for Happy Days, Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride and The Princess Diaries.
SAD: Bill Cosby has been suffering from a degenerative eye disease and is now completely blind. His wife Camille and his small army of lawyers on his payroll are the only people supporting him.
DUNZO: Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney have split up after 5 years together. Their work kept them apart a lot. Chicago Fire keeps him in Chicago and her work is elsewhere.
BATTLE: Taylor Swift may file a police report because she says Kanye committed a felony when he recorded her on the phone as they spoke about his song "Famous.” Kanye's camera crew and producer were all in the room during the call and heard the whole thing, so the law does not prohibit the recording. Taylor says the phone call lasted for about an hour, but Kim was very selective in what she posted. Taylor wants the entire conversation released because it indicates Kanye never asked her permission to record the call and also on the call, Kanye promises to send her an advance copy of the song, which he did not do.
CHANGES: Iggy Azalea took to Twitter yesterday to thank her surgeon for her new boobs. While Crystal Hefner removed her breast implants last month, after years of back pain, fatigue, bladder pain and infections associated with Breast Implant Illness.
LOL: Shawn Mendes Tweet of the day: ''Today I got a pedicure and the lady told me I was in the top 3 of longest toe hair she'd ever seen. Shes been doing it for 10 years.'' It's good to have goals!
SO AWESOME: Coldplay was recently performing in New Jersey when they brought Michael J Fox on stage for a Back to the Future tribute. They played "Earth Angel" and "Johnny B. Goode." Check out the video here!
IN THE ZONE: Justin Bieber went unnoticed yesterday as he played Pokemon Go in New York's Central Park. His manager Instagrammed: “This is amazing @johnny lol.@justinbieber and @alfredoflores in nyc looking for Pokemon and no one looks at who is next to them.”
FUN: A new interactive Ghostbusters attraction is opening in Dubai. Riders will get proton packs and will shoot as many ghosts as possible during their roller coaster ride. Slimer and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man will taunt riders.
GRONK: Paul McCartney invited a surprise guest onstage at his concert at Fenway Park on Sunday. Rob Gronkowski! And dude went insane! He completely rocked out during "Helter Skelter.” We're talkin' air guitar, weird running man dances and the typical rock concert jumping. Classic Gronk!
My dreams came true this morning! We had the pleasure of speaking with Eric Braeden who plays Victor Newman on The Young and the Restless. He's been on the show since 1980, and I've watched Young and the Restless since I was a little girl! I still watch every day. In fact, it's the first thing I do when I get home every day! Aside from being an actor, Eric is also quite an athlete and has had many sports related achievements. Here is our full interview with Eric Braeden! His voice is so epic!
GET WELL SOON: Ellie Goulding is cancelling shows because she is suffering from exhaustion. She says: "I’ve done nearly 100 shows this year and my doctor has said if I do this weekend my voice might not bounce back from it. They did a bunch of tests on me and I have been diagnosed with exhaustion.“
COOL: Justin Timberlake's grandpa was the captain of the Memphis fire department. Elvis used to come and jam with the firemen's garage band.
HMMM: Kim Kardashian posted a Snapchat video last night of a conversation between Taylor Swift and Kanye West about his song Famous. During the call, he recites several lyrics before she says: "I really appreciate it, the heads up is so nice.” Back in February, Taylor's rep told E!: "Kanye did not call for approval.” hard to say if it's real or not...but Kimye says it is.
EWW: Adele was recently performing in Chicago when she admitted that she has a nasty habit. The sites quote her as saying: “I’d like to stop picking my nose. It’s a really bad habit that I have. Anyone saying, ‘Eww’ — you are lying. You have to do something with the bogeys. “
OOPS: Lady Gaga was very excited earlier this month when she finally got her driver's license! Well, the fun is over already. Gaga was cruisin' The PCH in Malibu Friday and she got pulled over. It's ok Gaga...it happens to the best of us!
DUH: Tommy Hilfiger's unlocked Range Rover was recently stolen from his home in Greenwich, Connecticut after he left the keys inside of it. I do not feel bad for him because that's just stupid!
NO JOKE: Tom Hiddleston tells MTV that his relationship with Taylor Swift is not a publicity stunt. "We are together and we're very happy.”
CONGRATS: Adele received four Primetime Emmy nominations for her NBC special "Adele: Live in New York City."
FUN: Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel will judge comedians on 'Jeff Ross Presents: Roast Battle'. The 'battle' will be a Thunderdome-style competition. Hopeful comedians will 'verbally spar' with each other while a panel of judges determines the winner. 4 night special will air on Comedy Central starting July 28th. Bracket style!
WOW! 72 year-old rock and roll legend, Mick Jagger is about to become a father for the eighth time. His 29 year old girlfriend Melanie Hamrick is pregnant.
PRICEY: Barneys Department Stores are going to be selling Justin Bieber tour jackets. The leather coats will retail for $1,675.
OOPS: Selena Gomez was leaving a West Hollywood hair salon on Wednesday when she backed her pickup truck into a fence and crushed it. Well, maybe she had just heard how much the Justin Bieber jackets are...
SORRY: A court has rejected Tom Brady's Deflategate appeal. His four-game suspension to start the season has been upheld.
HMM: The Rock says he's open to running for President. He said, "As time goes on, we'll take the temperature of the American people and if it is an overwhelming, positive, strong, response...I'll seriously consider it.”
NO GHOSTS: China's sensors have forced the producers of Ghostbusters to change the title of the film to ''The Super-Powered Dare Die Team.” Chances are good that it will not be released in China because they do not approve of films that promote cults or superstitious beliefs.
BABY BIEBER? Kourtney Kardashian is pregnant with her fourth child. Question is...who's the father? She and Scott Disick have been on the outs and she's been spending a lot of time with Justin Bieber.
JURY DUTY: Robert Downey Jr. is making about $15 a day this week...as a juror. He is an alternate juror in a car accident case which is being tried in L.A. According to sources, he's been super friendly and attentive during the trial. One person said, "He actually seems happy to be here."
NOPE: Charles Barkley says, “I’ve had some knock-down, drag-outs with my employers about joining social media, and I’ve been offered as much as $3 million to do tweets. I said, ‘y’all can’t pay me enough to tweet.’ I will never tweet. I will never do Instagram or any type of social media.”
Today is Ballzer's 35th birthday! I got her a birthday cake and a sweet Brewers thermal mug, our resident photographer Bob Good surprised her with a great framed photo, her lady friend got her flowers, Mama Styles brought her an awesome Brewers picture...Man she's spoiled!
Plus, Ballzer got a great surprise visit from the one and only Gladys (played by Lisa Olson) from The Heart of La Crosse Comedy Troop! Check out the video!
You know Ian Ziering from Beverly Hills 90210, Dancing With the Stars, Celebrity Apprentice, and the Sharknado! movies. He's super busy with a lot of projects but took a break to speak with Brittany and Ballzer this morning.
CHECK OUT OUR CHAT WITH IAN HERE:
At Home With The Zierings Check out the new family blog Ian and his wife Erin Ziering have launched with creative ideas for family crafts, vacations, travel tips, daddy blog, etc.
Sharknado 4: The Fourth Awakens! The 4th installment of the hit SyFy film franchise debuts July 31 on SyFy.
ChainsawBrands.com The clothing line started by Ian post-Celebrity Apprentice.
Ian launched the travel site, CelebrityHideaways.com, as a “go-to” source for news, information, travel tips, exclusives, specials and first class experiences for the discerning traveler.