Congratulations go out to Candice Glover as she was named the new “American Idol’ last night. She beat out Kree Harrison to claim the title. Last night’s show also marked the swan song for judge Randy Jackson. He made his last appearance at the judges table after being part of the show for all 12 seasons. The finale also marked the return of former judge Jennifer Lopez who took the stage to perform her latest single along with Pitbull. Meanwhile, Keith Urban told People, “I would [love to return to ‘Idol’]. I mean, I literally enjoy coming to work every day and that’s a rarity.”
It was the end of the line for another long-running series last night as “The Office” ended its run after nine seasons. Back for the finale was Steve Carrell, who showed up as the substitute best man at Dwight’s wedding. Fitting that he was a part of the finale!!!
Perhaps the most famous athlete in the world says he’s hanging up his cleats for good. David Beckham announced yesterday he will retire when his current team Paris Saint-Germain’s season ends later this month. Beckham lives in London with his wife, former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and the couple’s four children. ‘Hope this doesn’t mean he’s retiring from his underwear modeling gigs too?!?!?
Former NFL and reality TV star Chad Johnson (formerly Chad Ochocinco) is a wanted man after police say he failed to report to a probation officer. Johnson was sentenced to a year of probation after pleading no contest to assaulting his ex-wife Evelyn Lozada.
It was revealed “The Voice” will be going back to its roots while also keeping the status quo. It was announced Cee Lo Green will be back for season five joining the returning Christina Aguilera to bring back the original judges panel this fall, according to Entertainment Weekly. But the show will also keep the current lineup, saying Shakira and Usher will not be gone for long as the pair will team with Adam Levine and Blake Shelton next spring for season six of the NBC singing competition. As long as Blake and Adam are a part of it, it doesn’t matter who the other two are!!!
There’s little doubt at the box office this week as the new “Star Trek” movie is set to claim top honors. “Star Trek Into Darkness” opened yesterday. Director J.J. Abrams brings back Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana and Benedict Cumberbatch as the villain threatening the crew of the Enterprise. Also opening up is the CIA thriller “Erased, “starring Aaron Eckhart as Ben Logan, who discovers he and his daughter have been marked for termination as part of an international conspiracy.
Have a wonderful weekend!