John Legend Could Sing at Your Wedding or Party
The Grammy-winning “All of Me” crooner is offering himself as a prize with a charity raffle. Each entry goes toward rebuilding the auditorium at the former South High School in Springfield, Ohio, his alma mater, through his organization, the Show Me Campaign, which helps impoverished youth. A minimum donation of $10 will get you 100 chances to get Legend to perform for you. Get the full story here.
Nick Jonas Headlines Bat Mitzvah
Nick Jonas was the “special guest” at a bat mitzvah for a girl named Jillian in New York last weekend. It was a “Paris-themed” party, and Nick was hired to sing three songs, including “Jealous”. Jillian got to perform with him, but she looked nervous, and stayed on the other end of the stage. One shrieking girl in the audience didn’t think Jillian was making the most of this experience, so she stormed the stage, and gave Nick several hugs. By the way, Nick didn’t come cheap. He scored $100,000 for the gig. And apparently that wasn’t a problem for Jillian’s dad, who’s described as a “furniture industry big wig.” Get the full story here.
NBC’s Brian Williams Admits He Was Never On Helicopter Forced Down In Iraq
“NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams said Wednesday that he had not been aboard a helicopter that was struck and forced down in Iraq in 2003, as he has previously claimed. Williams recanted his original story to Star and Stripes, telling the military paper that he doesn’t know “what screwed up in my mind that caused me to conflate one aircraft with another.” Crew members who were present at the time told Stars and Stripes that Williams was not on the aircraft that was hit, but instead flew in on another helicopter roughly an hour later. Flight engineer Lance Reynolds said being hit “felt like a personal experience that someone else wanted to participate in and didn’t deserve to participate in.” Get the full story here.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Are Married!
The 51-year-old actor and the 28-year-old actress are married, E! News confirms; the happy news comes just a few days before they were expected to wed this weekend. The picture-perfect lovebirds tied the knot at the actor’s home ahead of the planned celebration on the actor’s private island in the Bahamas, a 45-acre tropical paradise which he purchased in 2004. Get the full story here.
Snoop Dogg’s Son, Cordell Broadus Will Play for UCLA
Cordell Broadus, the son of rapper, and longtime USC fan, Snoop Dogg, may have what it takes to convert his father’s fandom to the Trojans’ crosstown rivals. “I feel that UCLA is the best fit for me,” Broadus said during his announcement on ESPNU. “I had the offer since my nine-grade year, so I had a great connection with the coaches. I just want to play in front of my family and keep ballin’ out on the field and get a great degree.”His recruitment has been the subject of a five-part documentary series on ESPN called “Snoop & Son: A Dad’s Dream.” His father even sported a true blue and gold Bruins jersey during the announcement. “It’s been awesome just watching him step into manhood and make a decision that he’s comfortable with,” Snoop Dogg said. Get the full story here.
Will Bruce Jenner Become Belinda?
The tabloids are having a field day with Bruce Jenner’s alleged “transformation”. Here are two of the more interesting stories we heard yesterday: First of all, when the change comes, Bruce will change his name to Belinda. And this wasn’t a rash decision. A source says, quote, “Inside, he has always been Belinda.” Meanwhile, RadarOnline.com says Kim Kardashian was in on Bruce’s secret before anyone else, because she once caught him stealing her lingerie. A source says, quote, “She’d ordered expensive French lingerie but it never arrived. She asked her maid where it was and the maid took her to Bruce’s closet and showed her.” Get the full story here.