The competition is getting real on ‘America’s Got Talent,’ as eight acts were eliminated during the talent show’s first voting cut on July 24. Did your favorite(s) make it to the next round?
It’s all fun and games on America’s Got Talent – until your favorite act gets eliminated for good. One set of 12 acts from Vegas performed, and then eight were eliminated, on the July 24 episode. On the bright side, we were also treated to a fantastic performance of “Beneath Your Beautiful” from Emeli Sandé and Labrinth.
A Mass Exodus On ‘America’s Got Talent’
The first round of eliminations consisted of comedian Kevin Downey, Jr., escape artist Alexanderia the Great, and the brother-sister rock band Aarylyn & Izzy. While we believed either Kevin or Alexanderia would make it to the next round since Aarylyn & Izzy were panned by the judges, it turns out all three were eliminated! And this was just the first shocker of the night.
The next round had levitation guru Special Head and the dance groups Hype and Fresh Faces. Since all three previous acts had been sent home, we thought for sure one act from this group would make it through. Nope, we were wrong. Again. All three acts were sent packing.
At this point in the show, there are NO returning performers. This is nuts. America’s Got Talent has us on the edge of our seats. For good reason!
Who Stays, Who Goes?
The dance group Tella Vision, magician Collins Key, and the acrobatic Kristef Brothers were up next. Both Collins and the Kristef Brothers were praised by the judges in the July 23 episode so it was no surprise they both were sent to the next round. Whew, someone makes it through!
The final round of the band American Hitmen and singers Anna Christine and Branden James literally had us on the edge of our seats. All three were fantastic in their first live performance.
So, would all three make it or none at all? Branden was the first one sent to the next round but that was wasn’t unexpected. However, Anna Christine and American Hitmen were left standing. Cue the nail biting.
The judges were then forced to choose between the 11-year-old singer and the band of war veterans. Heidi Klum and Howard Stern choose Anna Christine while Howie Mandel and Mel B choose American Hitmen, creating a tie. The decision is then left to the votes again and America went with…
Anna Christine! The young singer has another live show to prove her $1 million act!
Tell us HollywoodLifers, do YOU think the right people were eliminated? Let us know what you thought about the shocking first eliminations!
WATCH: Emeli Sandé & Labrinth Perform “Beneath Your Beautiful”
‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ star Mama June, who is frequently seen squinting on the show, says she has blurry vision stemming from childhood cataracts. Read on for more details.
So sad! Mama June Shannon, the blunt head of the Honey Boo Boo household, has revealed that she is legally blind from childhood cataracts that were never properly treated.
Mama June Is Blind — Why Honey Boo Boo’s Mom Is Always Squinting
Now we know why Mama June is always squinting on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Unfortunately, Mama June’s vision problems can’t be fixed.
“She can’t have surgery because they believe it could do more harm than good,” a TLC spokesperson tells MailOnline. “The damage is that bad.”
How sad! If only she had been properly treated as a child.
Mama June Shannon Admits To Blurry Vision On ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’
Looking back over episodes of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, it’s obvious Mama June, 33, had problems with her eyesight — especially in a season two episode where the family goes go-karting for Mama June’s husband Sugar Bear‘s 41st birthday. In the episode, Mama June confesses she is afraid to drive a go-kart because of her poor eyesight. She even admitted that her blurry vision has prevented her from getting her driver’s license.
Mama June can also be seen squinting in several other episodes, including one in the first season where has trouble reading the numbers at Bingo, and another where she tries to save money by doing her daughter Alana‘s makeup for a beauty pageant.
The results were so bad, Alana said, “My mama better stick to couponing and stay away from the makeup table.”
Yikes! What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Are you surprised that Mama June is legally blind?
Lea, who lost her soulmate, Cory, when he died on July 13, is worried she will never find someone who loves her as much as Cory did. Keep reading for more details about how she’s coping with this tragic loss.
Lea Michele was left absolutely heartbroken when Cory Monteith was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room on July 13. In fact, Lea is in such a bad state that she says “she is 'numb,'” a source close to the Glee star told OK! magazine. ”It still doesn't feel real for her and she's just taking it day by day, minute by minute.”
Cory Monteith Loved Lea Michele So Much, She’s Worried She’ll Never Find Someone New
Lea is clearly going through the stages of grief, and the usually optimistic songstress is still feeling completely hopeless after Cory’s death.
“The nighttime is when it’s really difficult. Everyone’s [made up] their schedules so there’s always someone there with her. It’s been like a horror movie, watching Lea crumble. She’s always been so positive and happy, always smiling. Now her face is totally swollen from crying. She wavers between sitting down and writing a eulogy to sing at his memorial to total denial.”
Most of all, Lea is worried that she will never love — and be loved — again.
“She feels like she may never find someone to love her the way Cory did,” the close friend of the couple says. “She runs scenarios over and over again in her head, trying to figure out, could she have helped him? Could she have saved him?”
Cory Monteith’s Death ‘Doesn’t Feel Real’ For Lea Michele
Lea won’t have much time to heal before she is expected to go on this summer’s Glee Live! tour, where she and her castmates –and possibly a Cory replacement — will travel the country singing hits from the musical dramedy. Lea is contractually obligated to complete two years of touring for the show, which sounds like it would be unbearable for her.
“Lea has no idea how she’s ever going to go back to work, let alone sing on stage without Cory,” another source tells OK!
Poor Lea! We can’t imagine how she must feel. Our thoughts continue to go out to those affected by Cory's death, especially Lea.
WATCH: Lea Michele Inconsolable After Cory Monteith's Death
Chris told the world he’s single in an EXCLUSIVE interview with HollywoodLife.com. So how does Karrueche feel about that statement? Read on to find out!
After Chris Brown declared himself single in an EXCLUSIVE interview with HollywoodLife.com on July 20, Karrueche Tran is speaking out about his single status, saying she’s “not worried.” Read on for more details!
Karrueche Tran: Chris Brown Is Single, He Says — How Does She Feel?
Though Chris has very publicly been spending time with his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tranafter splitting up with Rihanna, he surprisingly revealed to us that he isn't tied down to anyone right now:
[Fans have] seen me on and off again with different girls, you know who they are, but right now, as a 24-year-old man, I just choose to be single!
So how does Karrueche feel? A source close to the fashion designer tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that she doesn’t mind.
“She’s not worried about that because she knows what they have,” the source says. “They haven’t put a title on their relationship so he’s free to say he’s single. She’s not worried at all.”
Karrueche, 25, doesn’t want to try to tie down Chris, 24 — she’s not that kind of girl.
“She’s not about to sit up and force him to do something he doesn’t want to,” the source adds. “She’s not desperate. She enjoys what they have and their relationship works for them. They talk and they do what they do and it’s fine with her. She’s comfortable with it.”
Chris Brown: 'I Choose To Be Single!'
While Chris maintains he’s riding solo, it sound like he and Karrueche are still spending time together. It wasn’t long ago that he had a romantic sleepover with her.
Karrueche went to the BET Awards with Chris on June 30 and then stayed over at his house in the Hollywood Hills.
"They got it crackin' at his crib," a source close to the singer told HollywoodLife.com exclusively at the time.
Well, Chris and Karrueche are free to do whatever works for them. Maybe she’s exactly what he needs right now. Now it’s your turn to sound off, HollywoodLifers. Do you think Karrueche is the perfect match for Chris?
After Chris’ probation was revoked on July 15 following a hit-and-run case, the ‘Fine China’ singer seemed dangerously close to spending up to four years in prison. But new developments suggest that the case will be dismissed soon.
The Los Angeles city attorney’s case against Chris Brownis crumbling one charge at a time. Prosecutors dismissed two of the three charges in the hit-and-run case against Chris on July 23. Read on for more details.
Chris Brown Hit & Run Case Crumbling — Two Charges Dropped
After prosecutors dismissed misdemeanor charges against Chris of driving without insurance and driving without a license, only an allegation of hit-and-run remains, according to the Los Angeles Times. Chris’ attorney, Mark Geragos, has filed a motion to dismiss the final charge, saying Chris reached a settlement with the other driver, Olga Kovalenko, whose Mercedes he allegedly rear-ended in May.
Chris, who has publicly declared his innocence in the case, pleaded not guilty on July 23.
“I did everything I was suppose to do during the so called hit n run,” Chris tweeted on July 22. “I provided the correct info(rmation). There were no injuries or damages. (come on)!!”
Chris’ reps are confident that the entire case will be dismissed soon. After Chris’ probation was revoked, Chris' reps said in a statement to HollywoodLife:
“Based on this new charge, as required by law, Judge Brandlin, who is supervising Mr. Brown's probation, is required to revoke Chris' probation. However, once the Van Nuys case is dismissed, we expect this matter to be resolved and his probation to be reinstated on the same terms and conditions.”
A History Of Chris Brown's Hit-And-Run Case
The Los Angeles County District Attorney first filed a request to revoke Chris' petition in May 2013 when Chris allegedly left the scene of a hit-and-run accident. Though the victim, Olga, didn't press charges against Chris, the D.A. still alleges that Chris fled the scene without going through all the necessary motions, including giving police his license.
However, a source tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively that Chris did give the woman his information after the accident. In fact, Karrueche Transaw the entire ordeal! Here's what we're told:
Karrueche's got his back! She was there and witnessed the whole thing. She saw how everything went down. She was right there and watched Chris give this woman all his information and she even gave the woman her phone number, since she was involved.
Chris was originally put on probation when he physically assaulted then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.
The sad rumors are true. ‘SNL’ fans were heartbroken when Bill Hader and Fred Armisen announced they were leaving the show last year, and now Jason has also called it quits.
Saturday Night Live star and funnyman Jason Sudeikis confirmed on July 24 that he is indeed leaving the show after ten years!
Jason Sudeikis Leaving SNL — Confirms To Letterman: ‘Not Coming Back’
Say it ain’t so! When Jason appeared on Late Showwith David Letterman July 24, he promoted his new comedy film We’re The Millers. But when the topic of SNL came up, no one was laughing.
“I’m definitely done,” Jason told Dave. “I’m gonna leave. I’m not coming back next fall.”
Since SNL is currently on break, Jason says it feels normal for him to be taking time off — for now. But he is worried that come August, it’ll hit him!
“You’ll start to get that itch probably in August where all these sketch ideas will show up and I’ll be like, ‘Well, can I make this sketch idea last 90 minutes and turn it into a movie?!’ Probably not,” he laughed to Dave. “It’s been really really amazing, I was very very lucky.”
Well, Jason — we were too. We’ll miss him so much — he was one of the most hilarious comics on the show. Jason’s SNL co-stars Bill Hader and Fred Armison both announced they were leaving the show as well last year. It’s the end of an era!
But we’re thinking (hoping) all three funnymen will make return appearances down the road.
All eyes — and ears — are on Chris after the release of new tracks from his upcoming album, X – some of which are rumored to be about his ex Rihanna. But in an EXCLUSIVE interview with HollywoodLife.com, Breezy reveals what’s really important to him right now.
Although it’s easy to get swept up in Chris Brown‘s infamous love triangle with Rihanna and Karrueche Tran, the singer is about more than just his love life. On June 20, Chris Brownteamed up his charity, Symphonic Love Foundation, with WE US: Walk Everywhere in Unity's Shoes to provide shoes to a thousand inner city, at-risk youths in Compton, Calif. HollywoodLife.com got the chance to talk to Chris at the event, and he opened up about his music and the importance of charity.
Chris Brown Interview — Breezy’s Focused On His Music, Not Love
He told us he took part in the film, which is “a whole bunch of kids doing non-stop dancing,” because he wanted to “capture the essence of hip-hop.” We sure have a lot to look forward to from Chris!
Chris Brown Wants To ‘Try To Make Kids Ambitious’
Chris wants to focus on more than just music. At 24, Chris said he is now in his prime, and he wants to take advantage of the good he can do, rather than using his youth and booming career to get women.
“I don't want to be the guy 40-years-old, 50-years-old saying, 'Hey kids, listen to this,' because they're just not going to listen, it's just not going to be able to connect,” he said. “For kids my age or kids younger than me, if I'm doing something positive, they can be like, ‘Well, Chris came down here and did something good, so let me try to clean up my community or let me try to straighten up my act or get better grades.”
If that doesn’t prove Chris’ newfound feelings about making a difference, he also mentioned one of his non-musical goals.
“My ambitions are to try to make kids ambitious,” he said. “I was one of those kids who was brought up in gangs and had to be one of the ‘bad kids,’ so to speak, all the time when I was younger. Being able to see the look on kids' faces [when doing charity work] — it's just about lifting and bringing everybody together.”
Chris Brown On Trayvon Martin Verdict: I’m Familiar With Being Stereotyped
Chris, who wore a Trayvon Martin shirt to the WE US: Walk Everywhere in Unity's Shoes Project charity event, opened up to us about his thoughts on the case’s controversial verdict.
“Being stereotyped is something I'm familiar with,” he said. “As far as me and the whole world is concerned, it's about showing other people who just want to shoot a black kid just because they're scared: We're human too, we're kids. I want people to understand that it's all about giving back, being a role model.”
Chris was proud to serve as a role model at the event on June 20. He said that he hopes kids can learn from his efforts to promote positive forces for change, and he even offered advice for how to do that.
“Just keep your head up. For these young kids coming up, it's all about the choices they make. It's always going to be about the choices they make. They have to surround and be around a lot of people who are going to think positive. Everybody goes through different situations. Everybody struggles and everybody goes through their different problems, but it's how you face it and how you react,” he said.
It’s so great that Chris is making a difference! Do YOU think Chris is a good role model, HollywoodLifers?
Kate, you proved that a post-pregnant body is beautiful when you stepped out of St. Mary’s Hospital on July 23 with your adorable bundle of joy. You empowered moms everywhere when you showed off your post-baby bump to the world!
Kate Middleton, you just revolutionized the idea of celebrity post-baby bodies when you bravely stepped out in front of the world on July 23, just one day after giving birth to your first son Prince George. Your gorgeous baby blue polka dot dress clung to your belly, and you demonstrated that you were far more interested in being a doting mom to your baby boy than hiding your beautiful pregnancy curves!
Kate Middleton Your Post-Baby Bump Is Empowering
Even though you had the help of a hairdresser to make you look absolutely gorgeous the first time you stepped out from the hospital after welcoming your baby, just a day after giving birth to the future King of England, you also didn’t make any attempt with your choice of clothing to camouflage your natural new mommy bump. Every woman who has given birth knows that their bump which took nine months to grow doesn’t just magically disappear overnight. In fact, it’s still almost as big as it was before delivering your precious new son or daughter.
The problem is that pregnant celebrities who’ve done such a great job of embracing their growing bumps, before delivery, usually hideout afterwards until they’ve eliminated any evidence of pregnancy in record time! That means we’re not used to seeing a female public figure emerge a day after childbirth, still sporting what’s totally normal and natural- the post baby bump!
It’s kind of ironic that pregnant celebrities have become comfortable with the beauty of their bumps, even proudly displaying their naked bellies on the cover of magazines, or on the beach in small bikinis. Yet it seems that celebrities have also gotten into stiff competition to lose their baby weight as fast as possible. Many A-list moms — possibly, including Bethenny Frankel– don’t want be photographed or seen in public until they have lost every ounce of baby weight, and feel like they have returned back to pre-baby shape.
Kate, it’s a relief to millions and millions of non-celeb moms to see you so completely comfortable with your still- bumpy figure. You proved that you are more concerned with being a doting mom to your new son and proudly showing him off to the world than concealing your post-baby body. Not only did you step out of St. Mary’s hospital to a waiting crowd of fans and press — who shared the images all over the world — you glowed with genuine happiness as you held on to your baby boy, and let your pretty polka dot dress blow in the wind against your bump.
Kate Middleton: You Shouldn’t Be In A Hurry To Shed All The Weight
Kate- that was so refreshing because, let’s be honest, it’s really not normal for most women to be bikini -ready just a months after giving birth. A-list new moms now routinely show up and are photographed at events with completely flat stomachs, slim legs and toned derrieres. Claire Danes arrived at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards with a perfect body less than a month after giving birth to her son! Model Adriana Lima strutted the runway for the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show just eight weeks after giving birth — and she wore skimpy lingerie and swimsuits! That’s totally not normal.
These impossible standards make regular moms feel bad about not being able to live up to those standards, and insecure about their post-baby bodies., even though it’s normal to gradually lose your baby weight and not regain your pre-baby figure for several months. After all, most women don’t have personal trainers with whom they are able to work out for hours a day, personal chefs preparing all of their healthy calorie-lite meals and around-the-clock nannies and baby nurses who can care for their little ones while they work out. No wonder celebrities look amazing when they re-appear in public.
Kate, you have shown that enjoying your new family is more important than immediately worrying about getting back in shape. You have spent the last three days bonding with your newborn baby , beginning in the hospital with hubby Prince William, where you both made the totally relateable decision to order pizza and eat together in the maternity suite!
Keep showing off your beautiful post-baby body. Even though you are a naturally slim woman — and will no doubt be back in perfect shape in no time — we love that you are showing off your post-baby belly. You’re not afraid to show women that both pregnant and post-pregnant bodies are beautiful!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Is Kate showing off her post-baby belly empowering?
For 19-year-old Logan West, being Miss Teen USA definitely has its perks, like the opportunity to help other young women.
When Logan West was named Miss Teen USA on July 28, 2012, her whole life changed. During a recent visit to HollywoodLife.com, she revealed exclusively what it’s been like living with Miss Universe Olivia Culpo and former Miss USA Nana Meriwether, what she wants to do to help the youth — and what dating is really like.
Logan West: I Took A Stand Against Bullying
Receiving the Miss Teen USA title meant many things to Logan — most importantly that she got to stand up against bullies, something she admits she struggled with:
I was bullied when I was in the seventh grade by a student who told me I did not act my skin color, but I had no idea what bullying was. I didn't really know how to describe it. I didn't really know how I was feeling either, but after that experience, I decided there had to be a way that I could turn that negative experience into something positive. I needed to educate not only students, but teachers in schools and administrators on what bullying is so they would know how to stop it.
So, she took action. She created Unite Against Bullies, an organization for students in grade three through seven. The 30-minute sessions she holds aim to educate students, parents and supervisors about five successful steps to stop bullying — in and out of the classroom.
“For most state laws, if it's causing a student to feel uncomfortable in school, whatever's going on outside of school, the bully can still suffer the consequences,” she told us when talking about the growing issue of cyber bullying. “So I don't think people should keep quiet. Speak up about it, because you can get the help you need.”
Logan: ‘If You’re Old Enough To Be My Dad, You Shouldn’t Be Talking To Me’
When Logan’s not making a difference, she’s hanging with her girlfriend; after all, she did share an apartment with Olivia and Nana!
“We like to say that no one will understand what you’re going through like someone who’s actually going through it,” she said about the advantages of living with them.
In past interviews, both Nana and Olivia admitted that dating after the big win isn’t easy. While Logan admitted she’s only ever had one boyfriend, she explained that the attention is definitely hard to get used to.
“You get the really shy people who won’t talk to you because they think you're not normal – when I promise you, we really are just normal people,” she told us. “Or you get, like, the creeps that really think they can talk to you, but they probably shouldn't be, so we get those a lot!”
“I get the creeps more than anyone else does, I don't know why,” she continued, laughing. “I'm the youngest one of all of us but I get a lot of the 60-year-olds! Why you would want to walk around with Miss Teen USA on your arm, I don't know, but my rule is: If you're old enough to be my dad, you shouldn't even be talking to me!”
Sounds like a good rule to me! Watch the full interview below and let me know what you think:
The July 29 episode of ‘The Bachelorette’ is going to be the most dramatic to date, as one of Des’ suitors dramatically leaves before the rose ceremony even begins.
Desiree Hartsock is down to her final three guys on The Bachelorette, but soon those three will become two, as one of her hot bachelors will dramatically leave during the fantasy suite dates in the Caribbean on July 29. So will it be Brooks Forester, Chris Siegfried or Drew Kenney who ditches Des on their overnight date?
Desiree Hartsock DUMPED On Overnight Dates Episode
Des, 27, travels to the island of Antigua for the semi final of the show with her three suitors, but the path to true love never runs smoothly.
One of the suitors leaves abruptly, leaving Des in tears.
“Des didn’t see it coming,” a show source tells Us Weekly. “It had happened to other Bachelorettes and she knew that. But she didn’t think it would happen this time. She thought she had gotten through the drama.”
So why did one of the guys leave?
He was afraid to propose! “All three guys knew how serious things were getting.” He “cared deeply for Des,” added the source. “His feelings were incredibly strong, which made the decision difficult.” And, he regretted his decision “almost immediately.”
Who could it be? My money is on Drew; he seems like a flight risk.
Women everywhere are envious of Kate Middleton’s hair, which always looks amazing, even after just giving birth! We sat down with her hair stylist, Rossano Ferretti, who was the last to style her hair before the birth of her new baby boy! Keep reading for the exclusive scoop on how you can get hair as great as Kate!
The Rossano Ferretti Hair Spa in London was one of Kate Middleton‘s last stops before giving birth. After spending three hours in the salon, Kate’s famous locks looked better then ever! We had the opportunity to chat EXCLUSIVELY with the man responsible for her desirable hair style, Rossano Ferretti! Read on to find out how you, too, can get hair fit for a royal!
Kate Middleton Hair Secrets — Rossano Ferretti Spills Top Styling Tips
On July 19, the Duchess of Cambridge visited the Rossano Ferretti Hair Spa in Mayfair for some pre-baby pampering. Speculations arose after her visit due to the fact that she usually visits the Richard WardSalon. Both her mother and sister, Pippa, get their hair done with Mr. Ferretti, which could be the reason for the sudden switch.
Rossano Ferretti, whose client list also consists of stars like Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lawrence, has perfected a hair cut technique that allows hair to have a “natural” flow. This could also be a reason Kate decided to pay him a visit, since she is a huge fan of the natural look.
Rossano Explains How You Can Get Smooth And Silky Hair Like Kate’s
When we sat down Mr. Ferretti, there was one question we were dying to ask: “How can we get hair as perfect as Kate’s?” He explained that using Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil would do the trick!
This multi-purpose product, which is sold and used in all of his salons, will leave your hair feeling polished and protected. It’s unique antioxidant-packed formula, which contains Camellia Oil, tames frizz while leaving your hair hydrated and silky, just like Kate’s!
Will YOU try this miracle oil to get hair just like Kate’s? Let us know, HollywoodLifers!