Posts Tagged ‘celebrity news’

R.I.P. Paul Walker

December 9, 2013

Paul Walker was found dead this past Saturday as a result of a car accident. The protagonist of the film series ‘Fast & Furious’ was headed to a charity event in California when the car he was in crashed.

Paul Walker at the Fast & Furious premiere at ...

Paul Walker at the Fast & Furious premiere at Leicester Square. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to police reports, Walker’s friend, Roger Rhodes, was at the wheel and was responsible for the crash. The LAPD ruled out that they were participating in an unlawful race, however many experts say the Porsche Carrera GT is very popular in illegal street racing – one of the world’s most dangerous sports.

Paul Walker, the 40-year-old Californian actor, rose to worldwide fame for playing Brian O’Conner in the movie saga “The Fast & Furious.” His death shocked the whole team in the series immensely. James Wan, the director of the film, was completely devastated by the news. Vin Diesel, usually a man of many words, couldn’t muster many about the death of his friend. Other stars took to Twitter to express their sympathies, as well.

The cause of the accident is still not clear. What is clear is that Rhodes was traveling at a high rate of speed. Media images have been posted where you can see that the car was not only was completely destroyed, but also swept away three lampposts before ending up crashing into a tree. It is unknown if the impact took the lives of the two or if it was the fire. One thing is sure, the world lost another great actor and human being on Saturday.

We’re big Paul Walker and ‘Fast and Furious’ fans here at Blair Stover, and Paul is already sorely missed! Tell us your favorite Paul Walker moment below.

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Jonas Brothers Cancel Tour, Delete Twitter

October 21, 2013
English: The Jonas Brothers perform at the &qu...

English: The Jonas Brothers perform at the “Kids Inaugural: We Are the Future” concert at the Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rumor has it that the three brothers could be about to end their musical careers as a group due to disagreements between them. This could have been the reason they deleted their Twitter account and cancelled their tour in the past few weeks. After years and years of successful tours, combined with multiple platinum records, the rumors are flying around about why the band is calling it quits. Blair Stover has more details below.

These rumors about the disintegration of the band formed by brothers Kevin Jonas, Joe and Nick have done nothing to counter any type of response, especially after their official Twitter account was deleted. Their Twitter page shows the “Sorry, the page does not exist” error when any user tries to access the virtual profile of the trio.

Though the group’s U.S. tour was scheduled to start on Friday in Philadelphia, the three artists finally decided to cancel the performance on problems stemming from arguing about the musical choices regarding the style of music the band plays.

“There is a deep division in the group. They disagree on the direction on the musical style,” said Jesse Derris, a spokesman for the Jonas Brothers, to the website HollywoodLife.com.

In spite of the disagreements between the three brothers, none of them want to take this issue to a personal level, so they are trying to reach an agreement to continue their career together.

“It is not a personal problem, but rather a musical one. After all, they are brothers and want the same thing and therefore, are trying to settle their differences,” said Derris.

Will you be sad to see the Jonas Brothers go, should the disagreements become irreconcilable?

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VMAs and Miley Cyrus

August 30, 2013
Miley Cyrus at MMVA Soundcheck.

Miley Cyrus at MMVA Soundcheck. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The performance of Miley Cyrus at the VMA’s will be remembered for a long time, and certainly brought the pop singer no small amount of media attention. Blair Stover Hollywood has more on the story below.

Not long ago Miley Cyrus, a.k.a Hanna Montana, left everything that had to do with her Disney past behind, but this new bad girl image is finding mixed support with fans these days.

Miley took the stage to perform a live version of her newest popular single ‘We Cannot Stop’. The scenery was spectacular as Cyrus, a giant bear and lots of costumed bear dancers danced around the stage. The decor gave us a look into one of those spectacular performances that could’ve happened but the inevitable reared its ugly head. Robin Thicke came on stage to perform ‘Blurred Lines’ with Miley and combined the performance went from plausible to awful.

Many are finding offense in Miley’s performance, with her tan colored underwear and provocative bumping, grinding, and twerking throughout the routine. Thicke, however, was no better, singing mediocre at best and performance uninspired. With a Beetlejuice-esque suit, Thicke did little to impress.

Talk, however, continues to continue over this controversial performance indeed. While many are quick to point out Miley’s faults many argue that doing so without criticizing Thicke is indicative of a double standard.

So what are your thoughts on the entire affair? Was this artistic vision or was it perhaps just a ploy for more media attention from both? Let us know in the comments below!

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A Baby Named North West?

July 9, 2013
English: Kim Kardashian Fragrance Launch, Glen...

English: Kim Kardashian Fragrance Launch, Glendale, CA on February 22, 2011 – Photo by Glenn Francis of www.PacificProDigital.com (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Who doesn’t like celebrity babies? We know we love ‘em here on Blair Stover Hollywood! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have finally come up with a name for their daughter and it couldn’t be more unique.

With names like “Kal-el” and “Apple” having already made headlines years ago, the name “North West” seems almost plain. According to People Magazine, however, Kim and Kanye’s daughter is indeed named a cardinal direction and seems to be doing just fine.

Earlier this year, Kim had denied the name when talking with TV host Jay Leno. Kim, however, had hinted that her love of geography could make her lean towards the name “West Easton.” Seems Kim’s love hasn’t faded, as the name still fits within the original hinted at theme.

Kris Jenner was on the ABC morning show “The View” as a guest and chatted with presenter Barbara Walters about her grandchild. “I love the name North,” says the proud grandmother. She then tries to explain why her daughter chose the unusual name. The attempt, however, gets a little confusing. “Kim tells me that North is the highest power and that the North is their highest common point,” said the grandmother. “I think that’s very sweet.”

Kim and West were recently asked if they have considered the difficulties that might arise from the choice of name given to their daughter, like the ones later in school. While their answer was a resounding “Yes” many fans are indecisive about the name. What do you think of the name? Unique or too far out there?

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Kim Kardashian Pregnant with Kanye West’s Baby

January 3, 2013

Kanye West announced on December 30th that he and Kim Kardashian are expecting a child. Kanye made the announcement while performing at Revel in Atlantic City by singing, “God brought us a whole new plan, baby. ‘Cause now you’re having my baby.”

Kardashian is just about 3 months pregnant. This will be the first child for both Kim and Kanye. The two were good friends for several years before starting their relationship, but were both in relationships at the time.

Shortly after the on stage announcement, Khloe Kardashian tweeted, “Keeping secrets is hard with so many family members! Especially when you are so freaking excited!!!” Kourtney added, “Been wanting to shout from the rooftops with joy and now I can.”

Lamar Odom also tweeted, “I’m excited for Kanye and my sister! There’s nothing like bringing life into this world! Let’s keep God’s blessings coming!”

Blair Stover wishes Kim, Kanye, and their baby the very best!

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Anderson Cooper’s Talk Show Cut in 2013

November 8, 2012

Anderson Cooper’s show will be canceled at the end of this current season. Blair Stover has the details.

The rumor that “Anderson” would not continue past the current season was confirmed by Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. released a statement this week saying, “We are extremely proud of Anderson and the show that he and the entire production team have produced. While we made significant changes to the format, set and produced it live in its second season, the series will not be coming back for a third season in a marketplace that has become increasingly difficult to break through. We will continue to deliver top-quality shows throughout next summer.”

Anderson also released a statement regarding the show, “I am very proud of the work that our terrific staff has put into launching and sustaining our show for two seasons. I am also grateful to Telepictures for giving me the opportunity, and indebted to viewers, who have responded so positively. I look forward to doing more great shows this season, and though I’m sorry we won’t be continuing, I have truly enjoyed it.”

The last episode will be aired at the end of summer 2013.

Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth Welcome Their First Baby

October 8, 2012

Reese Witherspoon is a mom for the third time. Blair Stover has the baby details below.

Witherspoon’s rep confirmed that the Oscar winner and her new husband, Jim Toth, had their first child. The baby boy, Tennessee James Toth, was born on Thursday, September 27th.

Her rep stated, “Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth welcomes Tennessee James into their family today. Both mom and baby are healthy and the entire family is thrilled.”

Back in March, a source said that the actress was ready to have another baby. They stated, “Right after the wedding, Reese expressed a desire to have a baby with Him. Reese has been very open with her kids about her plans to expand the family.”

Despite the rumors that Witherspoon was experiencing pregnancy troubles, she showed off her baby bump at many different events over the past few months.

Witherspoon also has two children from her previous marriage to Ryan Phillippe, 13-year-old Ava and 9-year-old Deacon.

We wish Reese and her new baby nothing but the best!

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Kathy Bates Fighting Breast Cancer for Past Two Months

September 16, 2012

Another movie star is fighting cancer and this time it is TV and film star Kathy Bates. A couple of weeks ago Bates announced on Twitter that she had been “in hiding” due to breast cancer issues over the course of the past couple of months. The Oscar award-winning actress, if you recall, had already had a bout with ovarian cancer earlier this year. Blair Stover has more details below.

“Hey All, sorry for the long silence. I was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 months ago & am recovering from a double mastectomy”, Bates tweeted just recently.

Even though she has been through a rough time over the course of the past year, she hasn’t lost her sense of humor. In fact she went on to tweet this response: “I don’t miss my breasts as much as I miss Harry’s Law. ;-) Thanks for all the sweet tweets. Y’all kept me going.”

Bates went on to explain the situation further in a formal statement to TODAY. She talked about how it wasn’t any secret that she was already a cancer survivor for nine years and even though she had already been dealing with issues of ovarian cancer again, very few people knew about the breast cancer. Bates decided, after careful consideration, to undergo the double mastectomy procedure. She went on to say that she will not need chemo or radiation.

She seems like the same old Oscar award-winning actress we all love as she stated she is ready to get back to work. We wish her all the best!

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