This is pretty awesome! Paul McCartney was in town and performed at the Fed Ex Forum over the weekend. He also made time to explore the city! Paul McCartney made his first visit to the one-time home of the King of Rock 'N' Roll and left a gift behind. Paul McCartney tweeted that he dropped a personal guitar pick on Elvis Presley's grave and said it was "so Elvis can play in heaven." He visited Graceland on Sunday and his visit to Memphis this weekend marked the first visit to Memphis in two decades!
Looks like our sources were right! Jennifer Hudson has signed up to be an 'American Idol' judge. She has been confirmed as one of the panellists for season 13 of the reality TV competition, according to E! News. The revamped judging panel is expected to be formed entirely of former 'Idol' contestants. Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert and Clay Aiken have supposedly been reached out to. Producers on the show hope this will help reclaim some of their lost ratings as it has lost 10 million viewers in the last two years!
A congratulations is in order! Ben Affleck received an honorary degree from Brown University yesterday. He attended the graduation ceremony and was applauded for his work as a director, actor, writer and producer. Ben Affleck was awarded a Doctor of Fine Arts degree. Also, it looks like he's not the only one who graduated from an Ivy League school. His bestie Matt Damon received the 2013 Harvard Arts Medal late last month! Gotta love a smart bromance!
Amanda Bynes may have been arrested on Friday but that doesn’t mean she’s staying quiet about it! She went on Twitter yesterday to tell her side of the story and to inform fans that she's planning on taking legal action against the NYPD for lying, sexually harassing her, and checking her into a mental hospital against her will. Amanda Bynes tweeted: "For once and for all, this is the last thing I'll say about the mistaken arrest. I'm suing NYPD for illegally entering my apartment, lying about drugs on me and lying about me tampering with non existent drug paraphernalia, then I'm suing for being put into a mental hospital against my will, then locked up overnight for coming home after a facial and working out with my trainer like the good girl that I am. I was sexually harassed by one of the cops the night before last which is who then arrested me. He lied and said I threw a bong out the window when I opened the window for fresh air. Hilarious.” The rest I can’t see so head over to her Twitter account to read it!
Kelly Rowland was really getting into her performance in D.C. yesterday. She gave the audience a new taste of her latest hit single, “Dirty Laundry” and midway through, had to stop singing and started crying! So what is the song about? All about addressing her past relationships with abusive boyfriends and her jealousy of Beyonce’s success! As she sings the line "Turnin' me against my sister," Kelly Rowland loses it. "Doing this song for me was so therapeutic,. Honesty, like my mama always says, is always the best policy."
Listen to the lyrics: "When my sister was on stage/ Killing it I was in rage/ Feeling it… Bird in a cafe/ You'd never know what I was dealing with/ Went our separate ways but I was happy she was killin' it/ Bittersweet, she was up, I was down/ No lie, I feel good for her but what do I do now?" Well, now she is going to be a judge on The X Factor for the show's third season so I don’t think she has to worry about that.
Also, PART 2! Amanda Bynes’ odd Twitter rants may have reached a new level of crazy. She went on the attack against Rihanna. What did she tweet? ““@rihanna Chris brown beat you because you’re not pretty enough,” and followed up with “@riahanna no one wants to be your lover so you call everyone and their mother that I almost named my dog Rihanna.” Rihanna took the high road tweeting, “Ya see what happens when they cancel intervention?” That made Amanda Bynes even more crazy, where she tweeted:“@rihanna unlike ur fugly faced self I don’t do drugs! U need the intervention dog! I met ur ugly face in person! U aren’t pretty u know it!” The tweets are now gone and Amanda Bynes is saying they were fake! REALLY!
This is just sad. Two weeks after Angelina Jolie revealed that she had a preventative double mastectomy to lower her risk of breast cancer, her aunt has passed away after battling the disease. Angelina Jolie has been in touch throughout the week with her family. The aunt was the younger sister of Angelina Jolie’s late mother.