FormerSouth African President NELSON MANDELA passed away yesterday. He was 95. Current South African President Jacob Zuma announced his death in a statement . . . adding, quote, "He passed on peacefully in the company of his family . . . He's now resting. He's now at peace. Our nation has lost its greatest son."
NBC’s “The Sound of Music Live” missed the mark for many across the country. Critics say the show was an ambitious yet disappointing stiff of the original musical. Some of those disappointments include strange lighting choices, and a weird sonic hiss that amplified the gaps in dialogue. Here's a clip of the show:
Whoever Barbara Walters names as the Most Fascinating Person of 2013, it won't be the one she really wanted in the top spot. Walters intended to put Edward Snowden at No. 1 on her annual list, but ABC nixed that idea. Network execs did allow Snowden to remain on the list, just further down. ABC had no problem with any of the other people who managed to make it on the list, including Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, the Duck Dynasty cast, and the royal baby. The special airs on Dec. 18th, at which time the No. 1 will be revealed.
Sources say KRISTEN STEWART has switched from Team Edward to Team Jacob in real life. In other words, she's now dating the other member of her "Twilight" love triangle, TAYLOR LAUTNER. Witnesses supposedly saw Taylor sneaking out of Kristen's house early Wednesday morning.
The first trailer for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" hit the web yesterday, featuring JAMIE FOXX as Electro and PAUL GIAMATTI as The Rhino. Here it is:
Katy Perry and Taylor Swift have been added to this year's Grammy Nominations Concert, set to take place tonight on CBS, though both will literally be phoning in their performances. Perry will take the stage from Canada, while Swift's set will come all the way from Australia where she is currently on tour. Lorde has also been added to the lineup, as have members of Earth, Wind & Fire and T.I., who will take the stage with Robin Thicke. Miguel is set to perform alongside country superstar Keith Urban. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are also among the previously named acts, and more presenters and performers could be announced. The show will be helmed by LL Cool J – who has hosted the nominations special since it began in 2008 – while Arsenio Hall, Enrique Iglesias and Ed Sheeran are all set to appear as presenters.