Show Biz-Buzz…DWTS Nearing Finale..Rowe v. Rowe and The Boss Will Tour!
It's down to the finals on DWTS..Mike Rowe is being sued by Mike Rowe and The Boss is Back! So, if nobody thinks there was foul play..why have they re-opened the Natalie Wood case? Let's start with a waltz...
Rob Kardashian Takes The Top Of The Leaderboard On ‘DWTS’
Ricki Lake, J.R. Martinez and Rob Kardashian battled it out on “Dancing With the Stars” last night to win the mirror ball trophy on the ABC show’s Season 13. Kardashian, the come-from-behind-contestant, earned his first perfect score of the season and is now at the top of the leaderboard. The stars will dance again tonight night during the season finale, after which the winner will be announced. Lake and Martinez have been frontrunners all season, but Kardashian’s technical skills have improved recently and he’s surged in the scores and audience popularity. The finalists had to perform two dances each: a style that they had never done before as well as a freestyle routine. Last night’s scores:
|Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke||27||30||Total: 57 out of 60|
|Ricki Lake and Derek Hough||27||27||Total: 54 out of 60|
|J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff||24||30||Total: 54 out of 60|
Bruce Springsteen To Tour In 2012
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will tour in 2012, as well as release a new album, despite the loss of Clarence Clemons earlier this year. Springsteen has announced a European run of shows from mid-May until the end of July, with U.S. dates to be announced soon. A statement on his website adds, “We want you to know that the music is almost done (but still untitled), we have almost settled on the release date (but not quite yet), and that we are all incredibly excited about everything that we’re planning for 2012.”
Gary Garcia Dies
One of the guys who did the song “Pac-Man Fever” has died. Gary Garcia of Buckner and Garcia died Thursday, according to his musical partner, Jerry Buckner. He was 63. The cause of death was not revealed. “Pac-Man Fever” hit the Top 10 in 1982. The song became a hit so fast that Buckner and Garcia hit the studio to make an album of songs about every popular arcade game at the time. They later recorded a song called “E.T. I Love You,” but they were on the same label as Neil Diamond and the label released “Heartlight” instead. “Pac-Man Fever” was re-released in 1999 and recently released as a downloadable song for “Rock Band.” Among Bucker & Garcia’s other musical credits was the Atlanta Falcons theme “Do the Dirty Bird” and the Theme To “WKRP in Cincinnati.”
Stevie Wonder To Perform In Vegas On New Year’s Eve
Stevie Wonder will be ringing in the New Year with a New Year’s Eve performance at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The performance will air across the Las Vegas strip on large screens. In addition, a limited number of tickets to the show are available, with prices starting at $250.
Liza Minnelli Trips Over Dog, Breaks Leg In Three Places
Liza Minnelli managed to break her leg in three places after tripping over her dog. The 65-year-old was spotted being pushed around New York in a wheelchair and told reporters how she hurt herself.
B.B. King’s Lucille Will Be On Mississippi License Plates
B.B. King’s guitar will be the image on Mississippi’s license plates. The state is replacing the Biloxi Lighthouse on its plates with King’s guitar, Lucille. The plates will feature the slogan “Birthplace of America’s Music,” with the words “Celebrating Mississippi’s Creative Culture” winding around the guitar. The plates will be out next October.
Clooney Has Elbow Surgery
George Clooney is recovering after having elbow surgery last week. Clooney was spotted with his arm in a sling when he took girlfriend Stacy Keibler to see an NFL game in Baltimore a couple of days ago. Despite being a Bengals fan, Stacy was happy to see the Ravens – who she used to be a cheerleader for – beat George’s team. Clooney had the surgery at the end of last week.
Woman Claims She Heard Natalie Wood’s Cries For Help
Police have reopened the investigation into the drowning death of Natalie Wood, and a witness has now come forward to say she heard the actress screaming for help on the night she died. Wood died November 29, 1981, while she was boating with her husband, Robert Wagner, and actor Christopher Walken, off Catalina Island in California. Even though the couple had reportedly argued that night, there was no determination of foul play following Wood’s death. The L.A. County coroner’s office said the actress could have slipped and fallen into the water while trying to secure a dingy to the boat. The official cause of death was determined to be accidental drowning, but because there has been little concrete information about the circumstances surrounding the events of that night, speculation has risen and the case remains one of Hollywood’s longest-running mysteries. California resident Marilyn Wayne, who was boating in the same area that night – about 40 yards away – said she heard a woman’s cries for help. Wayne said she and her boyfriend, John Payne, were sleeping aboard a sailboat when she heard a woman screaming for help.
‘Bachelorette’s’ Ali And Roberto Break Up
A publicist for Ali Fedotowsky and fiancé Roberto Martinez say the reality TV personalities have split. The couple got engaged at the end of Season 6 of “The Bachelorette” in 2009. But a rep says they have “ended their relationship,” UsMagazine.com reported yesterday. The publicist did not offer a reason for the breakup, but an insider said “Their relationship has been tumultuous since Day 1. They’re either extremely happy or they can’t stand each other.”
Elisabeth Shue Joins ‘CSI’
Elisabeth Shue is joining “CSI” as Marg Helgenberger prepares to exit the show. Shue’s character will be introduced February 15th. Shue plays a CSI who’s been trying to work through some issues; she just finished an anger management course. And if that isn’t enough, there’s rumors Ted Danson’s character, D.B. Russell, fired her when she worked for him in Seattle. That sets the stage for conflict as they deal with grisly body parts.
‘Arrested Development’ To Return
You can’t keep the Bluth family down. “Arrested Development” is coming back with new episodes. They’re expected to be ready in 2013 and they’ll be available on the Netflix video streaming service. “Arrested Development” ran for three seasons on Fox, from 2003-2006. Netflix isn’t saying if all the original cast members are returning or how many new episodes are planned. But Ron Howard says he will be the narrator like before.
‘Dexter’ Renewed For Two More Seasons
Showtime has to load up on more buckets of splatter. “Dexter” has been renewed for two more seasons. This comes after Michael C. Hall signed a deal for the seventh and eighth seasons. “Dexter” is in its sixth season now.
Wesley Snipes Sued By AMEX
Wesley Snipes was slapped with a lawsuit in Orange County, Florida, Circuit Court on Friday by American Express, which claims that the actor racked up a $29,343 bill with them before he was sent to prison on tax evasion charges. The complaint is seeking that amount, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs. Snipes began a three-year prison sentence at Pennsylvania’s McKean Federal Correction Institution in December 2010 for failing to file tax returns. Ironically, Snipes famously promoted AMEX in a commercial featured in “Major League” – when his character, Willie Mays Hayes, reminded fans “Don’t steal home without it.”
‘X-Files’ ‘Well-Manicured Man’ Star Dies
John Neville, a British-born Canadian actor and stage director who appeared in the hit TV series “The X-Files,” has died. He was 86. Neville, who was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, died Saturday in Toronto. Neville appeared in dozens of movies, television shows and theater productions during a career that spanned six decades. But the one that gave him the most prominence came in the ‘90s when he landed the recurring role of the “The Well-Manicured Man” in the “The X-Files.”
Mike Rowe Sued By Mike Rowe
An inmate at a South Dakota prison named Mike Rowe is suing “Dirty Jobs” star Mike Rowe, claiming he copyrighted the name earlier this year and the celebrity Rowe has no right to use it. In the lawsuit Rowe, the prisoner, complains that his life behind bars is unbearable because of his name, insisting, “I can’t live here in prison without being called ‘Dirty Jobs’ or ... ‘Dirtiest Man’.” He adds, “I am subject to this ridicule every day that I live.” The prisoner also claims he has a major problem with celebrity Rowe’s endorsements, saying, “Lee Jeans states Mike Rowe wears Lee Jeans or [is] for them. I do not wear nor have ever worn Lee Jeans and further, I am not for them.” Rowe claims he’s not a fan of Viva Towels either. According to prison officials, Rowe is serving time for a DUI-related offense.