CELEBRITY NEWS & GOSSIPMay 25, 2013
Country superstar Gretchen Wilson has added another award to her already full awards shelf. This one doesn't include singing, however. Wilson earned her General Educational Development exam recently, which earns her a high school diploma.
Wilson, known for her song "Redneck Woman" that spent five weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs, also earned a 2005 Grammy for that song. Her debut album sold 4.5 million copies.
A bishop from the National Church of God in the Caribbean has confirmed that he presided over the wedding of singer Mariah Carey to Nick Cannon. There has been speculation for many days over whether or not Carey, 39, and Cannon, 27, have indeed tied the knot.
According to People.com, Bishop Clifford Petty, whose church is based in Eleuthera, in the town of Governor's Harbour, married the couple. He did not say where the wedding took place.
While the Pitt-Jolie clan is holed up in France in a historic villa, they are taking advantage of the history of the area, enjoying themselves and doing some sight seeing. On Saturday, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie took daughter Zahara on a helicopter ride around France.
According to People.com, the couple, who are staying in St Jean Cap Ferrat at a villa owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, appear to be house hunting. They reportedly looked at four different properties.
Other than the sheriff's deputies posted at the gate and the paparazzi circling in helicopters above, it was your typical baby shower Saturday for soon-to-be-mom Jamie Lynn Spears. Big sister Britney Spears, and about 30 other ladies, attended the shower.
The baby shower was an intimate, all-ladies affair on Saturday at the family's Serenity mansion for 17-year-old Jamie Lynn. The baby shower was catered, and in addition to big sis Britney also included was Jamie Lynn's mom , Lynne Spears, and her fiance Casey Aldridge's mom.
"CSI" star Gary Dourdan is speaking out about his recent arrest. The star was arrested in Palm Springs last week when police discovered him asleep in his car, which was parked on the wrong side of the road.
Dourdan was arrested when luggage in the car was found to allegedly contain drugs, although Dourdan is standing behind the fact that the luggage was not his. He was, however, found in possession of suspected cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and prescription pills, police say. He posted $5,000 bail and was released.
Oprah Winfrey's trip to actor Tom Cruise's house aired Friday, as the first part of the talk-show host's two-day interview with Cruise. On Monday, Tom will meet Oprah, and lots of special guests, in her studio to celebrate his 25 years in show business.
Oprah began the interview by driving through the snow covered hills to the home Tom shares with wife Katie Holmes, and his children, in Telluride. As Oprah's car pulled up to the house, Tom and Katie came out to welcome Oprah who was astounded at the beauty of the scenery.
Zach Braff is calling for help on directing a music video. The "Scrubs" star is calling everyone who can lip synch to help him direct singer pal Jay Clifford's next music video.
Braff has created a Web site [www.jaycliffordmusicvideo.com] for fans to download Clifford's "Know When To Walk Away" song and film themselves performing it. The actor wants to include the best submissions into the video.
Music mogul Sean Combs, a.k.a. Diddy, has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Friday.
The hip hop rapper has also admitted to People magazine during the From Harlem to Hollywood! ceremony that he wants to add "actor" to his resume.