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Broadway Wants Wendy Williams Real Bad

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Broadway seems to love talk show diva Wendy Williams!

Williams recently announced that she will take on the role of Matron “Mama” Morton in Broadway’s Chicago this summer and NOW she will be adding another theater credit to her resume. The outgoing and quick-witted TV personality has been named to host the 2013 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, which honor the best of The Great White Way, all hand-picked by Broadway’s biggest fans, on Sunday, May 5th at The Allen Room in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Time Warner Center, New York City.

Also joining Williams at this vibrant event are previously-announced heartthrob Aaron Tveit (Theater: Next To Normal, Catch Me If You Can; Film: Les Miserables) and Broadway sweetheart Sierra Boggess (The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary celebrations, Master Class, The Little Mermaid).

“I am thrilled to be joining the Broadway community this year both on stage and as a host for the 2013 Audience Choice Awards,” said Williams. “We in the entertainment industry understand the value of our fans, so to be hosting a show that is based entirely on their votes is something I am really looking forward to!”

Williams follows in the footsteps of Broadway vets, and Audience Choice Award-winners, Darren Criss, Daniel Radcliffe and Vanessa Williams, who have all previously taken on the role of host for this event. Williams might even have the chance to claim one of these coveted awards at next years’ ceremony, as the show touts a unique “Favorite Replacement” category.

“Wendy has become a daytime TV favorite thanks to her amazing connection to her fans and her infectious sense of fun,” said Paul Wontorek, Editor-in-Chief of Broadway.com. “These qualities make her the perfect hostess for the Audience Choice Awards, the biggest party of the Broadway award season.”

Nominations for the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards were announced on Monday, with new musicals, Kinky Boots and Matilda leading the pack with eight and seven nominations respectively. The fans did not limit their nominations to just the newcomers though, recognizing some of Broadway’s veterans, including Patti LuPone, Norbert Leo Butz, Nathan Lane, and Scarlett Johansson for their efforts during this season. Through May 2nd, fans are invited to visit http://awards.broadway.com/vote/ and cast their votes.

George Lopez Gets New Sitcom

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George Lopez is coming back to television as an actor! That’s right, FX has closed a deal for a half-hour sitcom called Saint George, starring and co-created by Lopez.

Saint George marks Lopez’s first starring role in a sitcom since his long-running ABC series, George Lopez. The multi-camera ensemble comedy revolves around the chaotic life of a recently divorced working class Mexican-American turned successful entrepreneur. In the sitcom, Lopez will portray a man who struggles to balance his demanding ex-wife, his 11-year-old son, his overbearing mother who just moved in, and his uncle, as well as his new role as a philanthropist “giving back” by teaching history once a week at a night school.

“George Lopez is an incredibly gifted actor-producer and one of the most talented comedians in the business,” said Saftler. “The 10/90 model requires a unique individual who has the ability to pull off this kind of daunting schedule. George is that guy and we couldn’t be happier that he chose FX as the home for his new project. We’ve had a great experience working with Kevin Beggs and his team at Lionsgate as well as with Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein at Debmar-Mercury, and are thrilled to expand that relationship.”

Lopez said, “I’m excited about my new show, couldn’t think a better group of people or better place to create than FX…..Now to get ready… Back to Pilates!”

Williams added, “George is one of the smartest, funniest guys around. David and I are thrilled to be working with him.”

Production on the show will start in late August.

Celebrity Birthdays April 20th 2013: Carmen Electra is 41

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Carmen Electra is 41.

George Takei is 76.

Johnny Tillotson is 74.

Ryan O’Neal is 72.

Gregory Itzin (“24”) is 65.

Jessica Lange is 64.

Crispin Glover is 49.

Andy Serkis is 49.

Wade Hayes is 44.

Joey Lawrence is 37.

Clay Cook of the Zac Brown Band is 35.

SWAG GIVEAWAY: Isabelle Grace Jewelry Necklace For Mother’s Day!

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Everyone’s mom is a celebrity to her family. So treat your mom like the celebrity she is this Mother’s Day with an Isabelle Grace -necklace, personalized with her children’s names, birthdates, and more. Hollywood moms like Alyson Hannigan, Tori Spelling and Lindsay Price lovingly wear their Isabelle Grace necklaces inscribed with their children’s names or initials and birthdates. Each piece is truly one-of-a-kind! Isabelle Grace Jewelry is a classic and unique jewelry collection inspired by the most important things in life; family, children and love.

The Isabelle Grace Jewelry original design above is one of their best selling pieces! It features a sweet fine silver initial tag accented with a sparkling cz. They make it even sweeter by adding a gold heart tag and hanging it off an oxidized silver chain. What a great layering piece too. These charms are completely handmade – each piece is a custom creation. Initial Charm measures 1/2 inch long.

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Justin Bieber Debuts A New Look

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After rumors that Selena Gomez made a long flight to Norway where Justin Bieber just so happened to be performing, the Biebs seemed to be in a light-hearted, goofy mood taking to his Twitter to tweet the following one word status.

“Smiling”

Well we know he loves to smile and my guess is that Selena gave him something to smile about.

Check out Justin Bieber’s new look that we think he should keep…here.

FINALLY: Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries DIVORCED!

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It’s official. Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are done with each other’s nonsense. And hopefully we don’t have to hear about it anymore (and here’s hoping there is no sex tape either)! They are officially DIVORCED. Thank gawd.

Today in court, a judge declared Kim and Hump dunzo and from what we hear, Kris isn’t getting any of the Kardashians’ money.

According to TMZ, Kris does not get the $7 million he previously demanded from Kim. In fact, he doesn’t get any money. Secondly, Kris Dropped his demand for an annulment and each party will pay their own attorney’s fees.

Apparently Kim was feeling extra nice today as the judge could have slapped Kris with a big fat bill for not showing up at last week’s hearing, but Kim asked the judge to drop that charge.

Girlfriend is probably just happy now that the thorn in her side is gone and that she can finally coax Kanye into making an honest woman out of her, rather than calling her just his baby mama.

She’s gotta have that backup cash just in case the Kardashian empire crashes.

Lauryn Hill Gets Eviction Notice!

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We know Lauryn Hill is in a bad money situation after reports of Uncle Sam knocking on her door for cheddar came out last year, but apparently the tax peeps aren’t the only ones looking for money. Hill also has her landlords knocking on her door wanting their money and wanting her out!

Next week the singer will be sentenced after pleading guilty last year to tax evasion and now she is wanted by her landlord as she has supposedly stopped paying rent on her South Orange mansion. Girlfriend may need to downgrade, find herself a man with big bucks or get that record made!

According to TMZ, she’s been given an eviction notice so she’ll have to pay up or get out!

In case y’all didn’t know Lauryn was charged with failing to pay taxes on $1.8 million in income in 2005, 2006, and 2007 and so she could face time behind bars. In paper filed earlier this month Hill wants probation so she can get working on making that money to pay her bills.

The sentencing hearing is Monday.

We shall see what happens.

Amber Rose Gets Tattoo of Her Man!

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Amber Rose may be a busy mama, but she is taking some time for herself these days…away from baby and away from her man. Good grief and she should! A mother needs some time to herself even if it means getting some ink done. Even though she was spotted away from the fam for a hot minute, I can tell you one thing, she has her man on her mind!

Miss Amber took to her Twitter to share her new piece of art on her arm…a big portrait of her baby daddy!

Along with the photo, she tweeted the following caption: “True Love #Cam&Amb”. Now isn’t that sweet?

Tattooist Bobby Serna confirmed that he did the art and it is definitely a permanent tat and not some fake ish! He took to his Twitter to announce, “Khalifa Man @mistercap, Tattoed on my Homegirl @muvarosebud, thanks y’all for the opportunity and congrats to the both of you!#CamAndAmb#youngwildNFree#TGOD.”

Here’s hoping that she and Wiz stick together because that tat would be damn hard to cover up!

Celebrity Birthdays April 19th 2013: James Franco is 35

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James Franco is 35.

Elinor Donahue (“Father Knows Best”) is 76.

Tim Curry is 67.

Mark “Flo” Volman of The Turtles is 66.

Tony Plana (“Ugly Betty”) is 61.

Suge Knight is 48.

Ashley Judd is 45.

Hayden Christensen is 32.

Beyoncé Selects Luke James As Opening Act in Europe For Her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour

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It was announced today that N.A.R.S. Records/ Island Def Jam recording artist Luke James was personally chosen by Beyoncé as the opening performer on her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in Europe. Beginning April 24th in Paris, France through May 29th in Stockholm, Sweden, with the exception of Oslo, Norway, James will take the stage to deliver his dynamic presence and signature soulful sound for what is sure to be a spectacular performance.

“Luke James is a gifted singer and songwriter and what he does on stage with his pure falsetto is incredible. I am excited to have him join the tour and to introduce this soulful singer to an audience in Europe that will be discovering a true star,” said Beyoncé.

Managed by Beyoncé’s creative director/show director, Frank Gatson Jr. and Los-Angeles based business partner Greg Parks, Luke James has been championed by the global superstar for his artistry and vocals for years. Luke James was the sole opening act for all fourof the Beyonce’s shows at Revel in Atlantic City for her “Back To Business” concerts last summer and he was selected for a featured role in her 2011 “Run the World” video.

“It is such an unimaginable honor to be sharing the light yet again with Beyoncé on her sold out Mrs. Carter Show World Tour,” said Luke James. “This is a blessing that I do not take lightly. Thank you Beyoncé.”

Luke James, who was nominated for Best R&B Performance at the 2013 GRAMMY® Awards for his hit single, ‘I Want You’ and nominated for Best New Artist at the 2012 Soul Train Awards, has been captivating audiences with his live performances. Billboard recently branded him as “R&B’s new golden boy” and “a star,” while BET.com says “it would be a pop culture injustice if Luke James doesn’t become a household name.”

Miley Cyrus Holding Off On Walking Down The Aisle?

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Apparently Miley Cyrus is enjoying her pot smoking just a little bit more than getting set on walking down the aisle of destiny anytime soon. Liam Hemsworth is busy doing his thing with movies and making that money and Miley? Well, she’s smoking, making music…and well, smoking some more. Cripes, girlfriend make MILLIONS of that Hannah Montana shiznit, she doesn’t have to work another day in her life if she doesn’t want to.

Too bad she isn’t finding that extra time away from the pipe to start planning her wedding that we all thought was going to happen soon.

So what gives? Is there even going to be a wedding? Are these two engaged or has their romance fizzled? And will she keep that big fat blingin’ ring that Liam probably used all his Hunger Games money on?

A source has some pretty good information regarding what really is going on in Miley and Liam’s world.

Read up on what is happening on the whole marriage front between Miley and Liam here.

Whoopi Goldberg: “I Don’t Give A F**K” Who Takes Hasselbeck’s Place

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Whoopi Goldberg is opinionated and we’ve seen her dish it out hardcore on ABC’s The View and personally, I love every minute of Whoopi’s rants…whether I agree with them or not is another story. So when she was asked about who she thinks is going to replace Elisabeth Hasselbeck on the show, she definitely gave more than her two cents.

She said, and I quote, “Let me tell you this about The View: I take a paycheck every other week. That’s all I do. I could give a s**t what comes. I do my job — I have a contract. That’s where I stand. I don’t give a f**k.”

And Whoopi doesn’t exactly care who it is that she works with because she’s not there to make friends anyhow!

“Whatever y’all want. Just make sure my check doesn’t bounce!” She went onto add, “I don’t care. That’s not my job… My job is to show up and be cute by 11 o’clock and get the f**k off that show by 12. And that’s what I try to do.”

Well, okay then!

Yet she didn’t stop there either.

“I think it’s the only way to keep your sanity because these are not decisions that I get to make,” she said. “It ain’t my show. It’s Barbara’s show.”

So there you have it, peeps. Whoopi don’t give a flying f**k! Gotta love this woman.

REPORT: Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s Charity Is A Fraud!

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Well, for years Kareem Abdul Jabbar has been hailed as one of the best basketball players of all time and he is still well respected as a legend. Now that he is retired and has nothing but time to give, apparently he’s getting greedy.

According to TMZ, a lawsuit was filed against Jabbar and it is a messy one, especially considering the so-called charity he represents maybe isn’t even a charity at all!

So here’s the deal, Julien’s Auctions claims it struck a deal to sell Abdul-Jabbar’s big time memorabilia, including his championship rings, jerseys, everything that represents his basketball days.

Well, Deborah Morales, Kareem’s manager and longtime personal friend, negotiated with Julien’s and as part of the deal she supposedly got the auction house to donate $300,000 to Jabbar’s Skyhook Foundation charity.

Julien is saying that after they donated the cash, they would out that Skyhook wasn’t even a charity! Instead it went into somebody else’s pockets!

And so Julien’s is wanting that $300,000 back AND damages.

Oh snap! So I’m wondering if Jabbar knows all this and if he is in on this wiggity whackness? That’s messed up. AND, I wonder how many other people were scammed by this so-called charity and doesn’t yet know it?

I guess we’ll soon find out!

Celebrity Birthdays April 18th 2013 Conan O’Brien is 50

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Conan O’Brien is 50.

Barbara Hale is 92.

Robert Hooks is 76.

Hayley Mills is 67.

James Woods is 66.

Rick Moranis is 60.

Eric Roberts is 57.

John James (“Dynasty”) is 57.

Jane Leeves is 52.

Eric McCormack is 50.

Maria Bello is 46.

Melissa Joan Hart is 37.

America Ferrera is 29.

Alia Shawkat (“Arrested Development”) is 24.

Jessica Simpson Is Having A Baby…

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Boy or girl? Well there have always been rumors about what Jessica Simpson and her baby daddy Eric Johnson are going to be adding to their brood this time around, so what is the official word? Will 11 month old Maxwell have a little sister or a little brother?

In just a couple of weeks, Jessica Simpson could be popping out baby number two. Over the weekend, the singer turned fashion star celebrated along with friends, family and big sister Maxwell, the impending birth of her next little sweetie at a fun themed baby shower.

And she did reveal what she is going to be having officially…

For more on the baby shower and for Jessica Simpson’s sex of the baby, get more details from our friends at Allie Is Wired.com here.