Friday, April 18th, 2014
MILEY MAY NEED MONTH TO MEND FROM ALLERGIC REACTION
Representatives of Miley Cyrus warn the singer may need as much as a month off to fully recover from the allergic reaction she suffered after taking antibiotics to fight a sinus infection. A spokesperson said, “This type of extreme reaction can last from five to 27 days in these types of cases. She will remain hospitalized and she is under a doctor’s care until we see some improvement…” Cyrus had already cancelled two shows on her Bangerz tour, and Thursday she was forced to nix two more, including a planned hometown concert tonight in Nashville and one in Louisville scheduled for tomorrow.
DROPOUT DIDDY STILL DOING UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT SPEECH
Over the objections of many students, officials at Howard University are standing by their decision to invite rapper/entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs to deliver this year’s commencement speech and receive an honorary degree. Some members of the student body are wondering why school officials would ask Diddy, a guy who dropped out of Howard University to pursue a career in music, to speak to students who have earned their diplomas. A university representative told TMZ, “Howard University continues the tradition of identifying leaders whose work has clearly contributed to the advancement of their fields and the world… We are honored to have Mr. Combs serve as our speaker.”
*NSYNC’S FATONE BLASTS BACKSTREET BOYS’ COMEBACK TOUR
You can call it the battle of the washed up boy bands. During a recent interview, former *NSYNCmember Joey Fatone had some not-so nice things to say about former rival boy band Backstreet Boys getting back together to mount a reunion tour. He said, “I feel like they just need the money. No offense, guys. But I’m saying, if you think about it, it’s like, ‘Why are you coming back out again?’” Asked about the chances of *NSYNC ever getting back together to tour, Fatone said that at the moment there is “absolutely 100 percent no” chance of that happening.
COLDPLAY LOCKS IN SIX-CITY WORLDWIDE PROMOTIONAL TOUR
Global superstar rock act Coldplay will celebrate the May 19 arrival of its next studio album Ghost Stories with a series of six intimate shows in six cities around the world. The trek will take flight next Friday, April 25 in Cologne, Germany, followed by shows in New York on May 5, Los Angeles May 19, Paris, France May 28, Tokyo, Japan June 12 and the tour closer in London on July 1.
CHELSEA CLINTON PREGNANT
There’s going to be another Clinton in the family. Chelsea Clinton, the only child of former PresidentBill Clinton and former First Lady/Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, announced yesterday that she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting their first child in the fall. “Marc and I are very excited that we have our first child arriving later this year,” she while speaking at an event in New York City for the Clinton Foundation’s No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, whose goal is to empower women. “I certainly feel all the better whether it’s a girl or a boy that she or he will grow up in world filled with so many strong female leaders.”
HANDLER PUTS CBS RUMORS TO REST
Chelsea Handler has gone on record to deny rumors she’s moving to CBS. During an interview with Ellen DeGeneres Thursday, the Chelsea Lately host explained, “I would never go to CBS,” adding, “My mouth? What would they do with me there? I would never be on a regular network. I would never do that to my fans, myself, or the network.” Chelsea did confirm that she’d be endingChelsea Lately when her contract is up this year. “Is that your choice?” asked Ellen, to which Chelsea replied, “Well…yeah,” adding that she wants to take a vacation and get some rest.
WALKER’S MOTHER DROPS BID FOR GUARDIANSHIP OF GRANDDAUGHTER
Paul Walker’s mother has decided not to fight for guardianship of the actor’s 15-year-old daughterMeadow. According to People, Cheryl Ann Walker, 60, dropped her petition because, according to her attorney, the family wants to settle the matter out of court. Cheryl Ann reportedly wanted custody because Meadow’s mother Rebecca Soteros has a drinking problem. Sources say Soteros has agreed to go to rehab in order to keep custody of the teen.
LAMAR FINALLY READY TO DIVORCE KHLOE
Looks like Khloe Kardashian will finally be free of her ex-husband Lamar Odom. Khloe filed for divorce in December, but up until now Lamar hadn’t responded to the petition, vowing to try to win his wife back. But sources tell Radaronline Lamar has finally realized Khloe has moved on, and he is expected to formally respond to her petition in “the next several weeks.” Said the insider, “Lamar finally gets it, his marriage to Khloe is over.”
ROB KARDASHIAN DENIES REHAB RUMORS
Rob Kardashian is denying a Star magazine report that claimed he was receiving treatment for depression and drug abuse at The Meadows clinic in Arizona. “Rob is not in rehab,” a rep for the family told E!. Adding to the denial were reports that witnesses spotted Rob working out with his trainer in Los Angeles earlier this week.