DavidBrennerSite.com (NEW YORK) — David Brenner , a comedian who appeared on The Tonight Show more often than any other guest, has died, ABC News Radio has confirmed. He was 78. Brenner died in New York City surrounded by his children, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal . He made his national TV debut on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1971, and went on to set the record for the most appearances on that show: 158. In addition, he hosted the show 75 times.
Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic (LOS ANGELES) — On Sunday night, you could’ve tuned into the next-to-last episode of Breaking Bad, or you could’ve tuned into the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards to see the show win its first-ever trophy for best drama series. “Holy crap,” said Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan when he took the podium at the end of the three-hours-plus show. “I did not see this coming.” Breaking Bad’s Anna Gunn also took the award for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series: it was her first Emmy win. But to the surprise of many, Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston failed to win lead actor in a drama
Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage (LOS ANGELES) — The 5150 involuntary psychiatric hold on Amanda Bynes, 27, was apparently the last straw for Nick Cannon, 32. The America’s Got Talent host wrote a heartfelt letter Wednesday on his website to address the fact that he sees Bynes’ situation as “no laughing matter.” Bynes is currently being detained for a mental health evaluation after an incident two weeks ago that involved a fire outside a residential home in Thousand Oaks, Calif. “I tweeted a few weeks [ago] about how the entertainment industry just consumes people and spits them out like flavorless bubblegum,” Cannon said. Cannon added that some teenage stars become the breadwinners of their households before they can even drive, and that they were never told “NO.” “I call this ‘access to excess,’” he said. ”Whether it’s fame, money, sex, drugs, attention
iStockPhoto/Thinkstock (CHARLESTON, S.C.) — Rapper DMX was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of driving under the influence. The 41-year-old DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was pulled over in South Carolina after officers saw him driving erratically. He was taken into custody, and released after paying a fine. This is not the first time DMX has been arrested
Carlo Allegri/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Katherine Jackson said her son, Michael Jackson, was a loving father and a doting son, and said it is hard to hear what she believes are misconceptions of the King of Pop, who died in 2009 at the age of 50 after being given a lethal dose of the drug propofol. “The most difficult thing is to sit there in this court and listen to all the bad things they say about my son,” she said on the stand Friday her family’s wrongful death lawsuit against AEG Live, the company that was promoting the world tour Michael Jackson was preparing for when he died. “[They] call my son a freak, saying he is lazy.
George Napolitano/FilmMagic (LOS ANGELES) — Police are investigating reports that rapper Kanye West was involved in a scuffle with paparazzi at Los Angeles International Airport Friday night. Alleged pictures of the incident have surfaced online. LAX Police Spokeswoman Belinda Nettles says officers were flagged down by a citizen who alleged that he was taking pictures of an individual when he was battered by the subject. The victim was taken to a local hospital for medical attention.
Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Extra (NEW YORK) — When Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is on television, Johnny Depp can’t look away. In a recent interview with Extra , The Lone Ranger star admitted he has a polarizing relationship with the sometimes controversial program. “I’m a little frightened of the show,” Depp said.
@BeyonceLite/Twitter (NEW YORK) — Blue Ivy may only be 17 months old, but it is clear Beyonc
Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Alec Baldwin issued an apology in a statement to GLAAD after calling a reporter a “toxic little queen” and “little bitch” in a Twitter rant after his wife was accused of tweeting while the couple attended James Gandolfini’s funeral in New York City Thursday. In a statement posted on GLAAD’s website Friday, Baldwin apologized about his comments, which were directed at Daily Mail reporter George Stark. “My ill-advised attack on George Stark of the Daily Mail had absolutely nothing to do with issues of anyone’s sexual orientation. My anger was directed at Mr.
ABC News (NEW YORK) — Twenty years ago this fall, Bill Nye came into homes across the U.S. with his TV show, Bill Nye the Science Guy , and struck a chord with curious children. There were segments on volcanoes, the science behind the human heart and even why people cry from onions. To celebrate two decades of teaching children science, Nye released a free app by Disney via iTunes.