Oprah Announces 'Your OWN Show' Contestants

Posted Dec 30th 2010 at 03:30 PM by PopEater / Wire Services

Oprah Winfrey's new network has announced the 10 contestants competing on 'Your OWN Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star.' The would-be hosts include a travel guide who's in a wheelchair, a comedian who thinks the U.S. needs a gay best friend and a businesswoman aiming to make a show about money both informative and fun. The finalists were chosen from more than 9,500 online audition videos...

R&B Star and 'Lovergirl' Singer Teena Marie Dead at 54

Posted Dec 26th 2010 at 11:23 PM by PopEater / Wire Services

R&B songstress Teena Marie has died at the age of 54. Details of the singer's death are scarce but she reportedly passed away in her sleep. The confirmation came from a publicist, Jasmine Vega, who worked with Teena Marie on her last album. Her manager, Mike Gardner, also confirmed her death to CNN. Born Marie Christine Brockert, Teena Marie -- famously known as Rick James' protegee as well...

'Furious' Lady Gaga Forced to Cancel Concert in Paris

Posted Dec 20th 2010 at 07:00 AM by PopEater / Wire Services

Lady Gaga isn't having much luck in Paris. In October, the 'Poker Face' singer's concerts in Paris were postponed amid nationwide strikes over a government plan to raise the retirement age. One show was rescheduled for Sunday, but it was called off because of snow. The weather led authorities to ban big trucks from driving through Paris, so Lady Gaga's trucks couldn't get to the venue on time....

'An Affair to Remember' Actress Neva Patterson Dies at 90

Posted Dec 17th 2010 at 10:45 AM by PopEater / Wire Services

Neva Patterson, who played Cary Grant's fiancee in the 1957 classic 'An Affair to Remember,' has died. She was 90. Her daughter, Megan Lee, tells the Los Angeles Times that Patterson died Tuesday at her home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. She suffered complications from a broken hip. Patterson already was a Broadway veteran when she was cast to play Lois for the Cary Grant movie. She...

Larry King's Final 'Live' Show: Star-Studded and Emotional

Posted Dec 16th 2010 at 10:00 PM by PopEater / Wire Services

Surrounded by some of his favorite guests, Larry King signed off for the last time Thursday night. After 25 years, King hung up his suspenders and ended his iconic interview show, 'Larry King Live.' Led by friend and protégé Ryan Seacrest, a star-studded collection of guests were on hand (or sent videos) thanking the legend for his years of service to journalism. Regis Philbin,...

'Pink Panther' Director Blake Edwards Dies at 88

Posted Dec 16th 2010 at 01:47 PM by PopEater / Wire Services

Blake Edwards, the director and writer known for clever dialogue, poignance and occasional belly-laugh sight gags in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's,' '10' and the 'Pink Panther' farces, is dead at age 88. Edwards died from complications of pneumonia at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, said publicist Gene Schwam. Blake's wife, Julie Andrews, and other family members...

And the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Are...

Posted Dec 15th 2010 at 07:34 AM by PopEater / Wire Services

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will welcome Tom Waits, Neil Diamond, Darlene Love and the Alice Cooper Band as its 2011 batch of inductees. Diamond had been eligible for the honor for several years but never received a nomination to join music's prestigious club. But he was never really worried about it. "I thought about it occasionally, but I kind of figured they'd get around to me at...

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