Fox has released a statement to officially announce that Mario Lopez will be returning as host of season three of X Factor without his co-host Khloe Kardashian. The rumors of her departure had been persistent for the months following the season two finale but it had not been confirmed until now.
According to TMZ, although they didn’t provide a reason for giving her the axe, the statement said, “We really enjoyed working with her and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.” Khloe’s performance as host received a ton of negative reviews from people who felt she looked like a deer in headlights and acted awkwardly toward contestants.
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Neil Diamond appeared at Boston’s Fenway Park on Saturday (April 20th) to lead the hometown crowd in a sing-a-long of his classic 1969 Top Five hit, “Sweet Caroline.” The tune, which Boston has played during every eighth-inning since 2002 was played at every Major League Park in solidarity with the city in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing. Diamond flew in especially to sing to the Beantown crowd for the first game at Fenway following the tragedy. Diamond told The Los Angeles Times: “What resonates for me tonight is the way music can offer comfort to people in times of joy or sorrow. With a tragedy like this, there are no words, but if people can find healing in music, this is the reason I’ve been doing this for the last 50 years. It goes beyond what I ever imagined.”
Tonight (April 18th) Heart finally gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the ceremony at L.A.’s Nokia Theater. Jason Bonham will induct the band, which in addition to sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, will include the classic 1975 to 1979 Heart lineup featuring lead guitarist Roger Fisher, bassist Steve Fossen, longtime guitarist/keyboardist Howard Leese, and drummer Michael DeRosier.
One would expect that a multi-million dollar actor and former sexiest man alive has no business living with his parents but Bradley Cooper stepped up and took his mother into his home following the death of his father in 2011. The Silver Linings Playbook star discusses how his family has been dealing with the loss of his dad in an interview for the May issue of Details.
Cooper tells the magazine, “We’re surviving. Both of us. Let’s face it: It’s probably not easy for her, by the way, to be living with her son. It’s life. And right now, two years after my father’s death, this is where we are.” He goes on to say that his family is still dealing with the aftershock of the loss and that they are helping each other through the difficult time. Brad later admits, “Don’t get me wrong. It’s not without complications. It’s not like I live in a compound and she’s in the guesthouse. No. She’s in the next room. But here’s the thing: She’s a cool chick. We can hang, and she can roll with the punches.”
It was 41 years ago this week (April 15th through April 22nd, 1972) that Roberta Flack scored her first Number One hit with “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.” The song was nearly three years old when director Clint Eastwood tapped it for inclusion in his movie Play Misty For Me, about a disc jockey, set against the backdrop of the Monterey Jazz Festival. It was the song’s inclusion in the movie, which led to an edited version of the song going on to top the charts for six weeks.
“The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” was written by songwriter Ewan MacCall about future wife Peggy Seeger — who was the sister of folk singer Pete Seeger. “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” replaced America‘s “A Horse With No Name” at the Number One spot on April 15th, 1972, and went on to snag the 1973 Grammy Awards for both Record and Song Of The Year.
It was 50 years ago Sunday (April 14th, 1963) that the Beatles and the Rolling Stones first met. The Beatles, who were new on the scene in London, had heard about the group through word of mouth, and were in the audience at the Stones’ show in Richmond at the Crawdaddy Club at the Station Hotel. Shortly thereafter, George Harrison personally recommended that Decca Records — the same label that had passed on the Beatles — sign a deal with the still-unknown Stones.
Back in 2011, a 79-year-old woman woke from a five-year coma and uttered nine words: “I want to go to a Bob Seger concert.” Tonight (April 11th), Flint, Michigan native Evie Branan gets her wish. Ultimate Classic Rock reported that Branan and two of the healthcare workers helping her over the past two years will accompany her to tonight’s Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band concert in Auburn Hills, Michigan at the Palace Of Auburn Hills. Thanks in part to her nursing home administrator Michelle Cross and the Seger management company, Punch Enterprises, Branan and her helpers will be taken to the show by limousine and following the concert, serve as Seger’s guests of honor at the band’s post-show dinner. Tonight’s show will mark Evie Branan’s fifth Seger concert.
Last night (April 9th) on Dancing With The Stars, during the fourth week of the competition, reality TV star Lisa Vanderpump was the latest contestant eliminated.
The couples in jeopardy included Vanderpump with her patner Gleb Savchenko, Victor Ortiz with his partner Lindsay Arnold, and Andy Dick with his partner Sharna Burgess. Andy and Sharna were spared, leaving Lisa and Victor in the bottom two. In the end, Lisa was eliminated. “I just really want to thank my castmates because they have been amazing. They have made it so much fun. So thank you” said Vanderpump. The show also featured performances by Andrea Bocelli who sang “Quiza, Quiza, Quiza” with Jennifer Lopez, and Brad Paisley who performed “Southern Comfort Zone”.
The remaining celebrities include Andy Dick, Victor Ortiz, Zendaya, Sean Lowe, Kellie Pickler, Jacoby Jones, Ingo Rademacher, DL Hughley, and Alexandra Raisman.
A 5-year-old at Reid Elementary School in Springfield, Ohio was banned from his kindergarten class because of his mohawk haircut. Ethan Clos’ mom Keshia said, “They seen his hair like it was. All the little kids were going over and feeling on it and everything.” School officials said the style was just too distracting. Ethan’s grandmother Joyce Wells pointed out that the cut isn’t very different from other styles that students are allowed to sport. Wells said, “If you look at the Mohawk and if you look at the fade, there’s not much difference except he’s bald on the sides.” The boy’s mother said she’d return him to school with a shaved head.