Monday, October 5th, 2015
Simon Cowell really is sorry!
The judge who became infamous for his honest critiques and criticism on American Idol has decided to apologize to his X Factor U.K. contestants after a show twist propelled the judge to cuss on television.
It all began when fans were given the control to decide which judge would mentor each category. Rita Ora received the girls, Nick Grimshaw had the boys, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini welcomed the groups and Simon Cowell was given the duty to manage the elders.
As it turns out, Cowell wasn't so pleased with how the U.K. voted and he made it crystal clear in front of the audience.
"For f--ks sake," he blurted out before walking over to the hosts. "Are you winding me up? Are you sure this is the right name in there? Can I have a look?"
To make matters worse, all the elders were more than excited to have Cowell as their guy. Once they saw his reaction, however, some got a bit concerned. "That's really discouraging," one singer said as another person's jaw dropped to the ground.
Shortly after the episode aired, Cowell spoke out on Twitter about his word choice. The normally tough and intimidating judge just so happened to show some remorse for his behavior.
"Sorry for swearing on the show tonight. It's not big and it's not clever," he wrote. "Yes I did apologize to my contestants."
Is that who we think it is?
Matthew McConaughey exchanged his beach body for a beer belly when he filmed scenes for his upcoming movie, Gold, this past week in New York City.
As cameras rolled, the Oscar-winner showed off his new costume that consisted of a dad bod, gray suit and tropical printed tie. He completed the look with a brief case, cigarette and a pocket square.
For those who went straight to the face, you may have likely noticed McConaughey's new hairstyle that featured a longer look in the back but a bit of balding on the top. Don't worry, ladies. Again, it's just for the new movie.
Gold, which is set to hit theaters in 2016, tells the story of Kenny Wells (McConaughey) who is a struggling businessman trying to get back on his feet. His financial situation later brings him to the Indonesian jungle in search of gold.
Fans of the Dallas Buyer's Club and Magic Mike star know all too well that the actor isn't afraid to transform his figure and physique for a movie role.
When recently asked about fitness, the 45-year-old admitted that his regimen depends on what roles he's involved in at the time.
"For me, I go whatever the role that I'm playing needs," he shared while supporting his Just Keep Livin clothing line. "So if I'm doing an action movie or a football player, I go to the gym and hit weights."
He added, "I haven't done anything like that in years so I haven't really picked up a weight in four years."
Paul Walker's legacy as a philanthropist continues to live on.
As the two-year anniversary of the Fast & Furious star's death approaches next month, those close to him including daughter Meadow Walker are making it a priority that his charity work continues across the country.
On Saturday afternoon, the Monterey Bay Aquarium presented the 2015 Paul Walker Ocean Leadership Award and Youth Award to two deserving individuals who are working to protect the ocean.
"My dad was in awe of the ocean and wanted to see it protected," Meadow told E! News. "It's exciting to know scholarships and students like Katie [Ridgeway] will ensure the future of our oceans. It's an honor to be supporting them and the Monterey Bay Aquarium's teen program."
Ridgeway is a high school senior who serves as a Teen Conservation Leader and volunteer at the aquarium. Anjali Ranadivé, who helped co-found the non-profit Jaws & Paws, received the Leadership Award.
"The public knew Paul Walker best for his roles as an actor, the Fast & Furious series among many others. We knew him as an aspiring marine biologist and a lifelong friend of the ocean," executive director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Julie Packard said at the ceremony. "Growing up, Paul was inspired by Jacques Cousteau—his mentor and role model. He studied marine biology in college and planned to make that his career before he was drawn into acting. But the ocean was never far from his life—or his concerns."
She continued, "I'm so happy to announce that Paul's daughter, Meadow Walker,
Almost three weeks ago, Meadow reflected on her famous father during his birthday. In fact, she helped announce the Paul Walker Foundation on his special day.
"I love so much about him," she wrote on Instagram. "I wanted to start this foundation because I want to share that piece of him with others...I can't think of a better way to celebrate my father."
This absolutely calls for a celebration, dolls!
As Cosmopolitan prepares to release its November issue, the world's largest magazine is reaching a milestone with its 50th birthday. With such a special landmark, the publication knew they had to get someone good to grace the cover. Let's just say they absolutely delivered.
Matching in white button-downs and black heels, the ladies showed off their beauty and tight family bond in several classic photos both on the cover and inside the issue.
"No one could have predicted the Kardashians' and Jenners' success," Ryan Seacrest shared to the publication. "But when you spend time with them, what resonates is the family unit. There are so many things about them that are glamorous, crazy, and unlike our lives, but the sense of family is universal."
He continued, "They love and stand by one another no matter what. Their unvarnished candor reveals how close they really are."
The American Idol host, who was instrumental in bringing Keeping Up With the Kardashians to the small screen, also can't help but acknowledge how strong the family is no matter what comes their way.
Whether it's the heartache in a certain relationship or the acceptance in a family member's transition, Seacrest has nothing but praise for how the family reacts to many situations under the public eye.
Miley Cyrus returned to host NBC's SNL on Saturday for the show's season 41 premiere and brought the flowers and the tears.
Sporting a long, blond wig adorned with blossoms, the 22-year-old pop star got emotional while performing her new ballad, "The Twinkle Song" on a piano covered in similar material, with a framed heart-shaped photograph of her deceased dog, Floyd, placed on top.
"Dear Floyd, thank you for sharing this magical moment with mommy," Cyrus wrote on Instagram. "I misssssssss yiewwwwww #mileyonsnl #thetwinklesong #wemissutwinkle #wemissufloyd #wemissupablow."
The song is from her new, free album, Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz and contains lyrics such as "And I had a dream / I was being chased by a monster/ Maybe they were aliens . But I wasn't scared 'cause you were there / And I had a dream / You took karate / That's when you said you loved me / You loved me / What does it mean? /What does it all mean?"
She also donned a thick, ankle-length wig and wore only floral vines as she performed her track "Karen Don't Be Sad."
Rapper Fetty Wap crowns the Billboard 200 albums chart, as his self-titled debut studio album opens at No. 1. The set, which was released Sept. 25 through RGF/300 Entertainment, earned 129,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Oct. 1, according to Nielsen Music.
Fetty Wap leads a busy week on the chart, where a total of seven albums debut in the top 10.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based onmulti-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Oct. 17-dated chart (where Fetty Wap is No. 1) will be posted in full to Billboard’s website on Tuesday, Oct. 6.
Fetty Wap’s No. 1 achievement follows a series of hit singles from the artist earlier in 2015. He previously logged three top 10s on the Billboard Hot 100 from the set with “Trap Queen” (peaking at No. 2), “679” (No. 6) and “My Way” (No. 7).
The arrival of Fetty Wap at No. 1 was powered by 75,000 in pure album sales, with the remainder of its 129,000 unit total earned from TEA and SEA (thanks in part to the strong performance of the album’s successful singles).
Fetty Wap is the first hip-hop act to see their debut studio effort hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in over two years. The last to do so was A$AP Rocky, who opened atop the chart dated Feb. 2, 2012 with Long.Live.A$AP (138,000 copies sold in its first week).
Don Henley earns his highest charting solo album ever on the Billboard 200, as his new Cass County set starts at No. 3 with 89,000 units. It’s also the top selling album of the week (with 87,000 in pure album sales) and leads the Top Album Sales chart.
Cass County is Henley’s first studio album in more than 15 years, since Inside Jobwas released in May of 2000. Inside Job debuted and peaked at No. 7, and marked his second solo top 10 effort, following 1989’s No. 8-peaking The End of the Innocence.
Justin Bieber made a French Polynesian paradise that much better for a group of well-to-do vacationers ... by giving an impromptu performance during karaoke night.
Biebs has been vacationing in Bora Bora with Floyd Mayweather -- while Money celebrates new found retirement.
We're told the two stopped by their hotel's bar during karaoke night on Saturday ... when Justin decided to treat everyone to -- of course -- his own song, "What Do You Mean," before getting on piano and playing "Let It Be."
The 25 in attendance weren't exactly JB's target demo ... but enough Tahitian Sunrise cocktails can turn anybody into a fan.
The Daily Mirror claims the LAPD wants to speak with Jim Carrey about the death of his girlfriend, Cathriona White. A source tells the paper: “Jim has been left devastated after the tragic death of Cathriona. Attending her funeral in Ireland will be the least he could do to pay tribute to the woman he loved. He has been in touch with Cathriona’s family and they want him at the funeral. They know how much he meant to her.”
Miley Cyrus tells NBC that she is mad at Leonardo DiCaprio for not sharing his e-cigarette with her at last year's 40th anniversary special for Saturday Night Live. She says: ''I was 20 feet, 15 feet from Leonardo DiCaprio, sitting there with his mum. He was hitting a vape pen. But it wasn't him that was making me kinda nervous - I was feeling this emotion because there's an etiquette of, 'You need to pass that s**t Leo.' And he never did, so that was weird to me.''
RadarOnline claims Sandra Bullock has not been sleeping much since adopting her baby daughter. A source tells the site: Sandy hasn’t been getting a lot of sleep. The little baby has been very colicky, which has been stressful for Sandy. But even though Sandy has been sleep-deprived, she has never been happier! (Boyfriend) Randall has been absolutely amazing helping Sandy with late night feedings, and keeping Louis occupied. Sandy is just overwhelmed with love for her two children, and her new relationship with Bryan.”
Contact Music, citing The Sun newspaper, claims Rihanna recently took her boyfriend Travis Scott to Barbados to meet her mother. A source tells the sites: ''Rihanna has fallen hard for him. It's completely different to her romance with Lewis, as she was never fully serious about him. Her friends think this is already her most committed relationship since Chris Brown. But the ultimate test for Travis will be meeting the tough-talking matriarch of the family, her mom Monica Braithwaite, who is fiercely protective over her daughter.''
Demi Lovato poses nude and makeup-free in the new Vanity Fair. She tells the magazine: “In the past I suffered from eating disorders and I basically went from hating every single inch of my body to working on myself and trying to figure out ways to love myself and love the skin that I’m in. I learned after working very hard on my spirituality and my soul and my body, I learned that you can get to a place where you love the skin you’re in and I’m excited to share that with the world.”