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Usher Makes a Statement on 4th of July at Essence Music Festival


Image Courtesy RCA/Saccenti(NEW ORLEANS) -- When Usher closed out Saturday night's concerts at the Essence Music Festival 2015 in the New Orleans' Superdome, he wanted to make a statement. After all, it was the Fourth of July, the day when Ameri

Billy Joel Marries in Surprise 4th of July Ceremony


Myrna Suarez/WireImageBilly Joel just capped off a banner week by tying the knot.The 66-year-old singer-songwriter married girlfriend Alexis Roderick, 33, Saturday at his Long Island, NY estate, according to US Weekly.  By all accounts the ceremony w

Chris Daughtry Plays for the Troops, Chows Down on Fourth of July


RCA RecordsTo some, the Fourth of July means the beach, beer and barbecues, but Daughtry will spend that day being reminded of the true meaning of the holiday -- they'll be performing for the troops at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.  "It's just, lik

Longtime "Sesame Street" Regular Leaving the Show


Robin Marchant/Getty ImagesOne of Sesame Street's most beloved cast members is leaving the show.During the American Library Association Annual Conference Monday, Sonia Manzano -- best known as "Maria" on Sesame Street -- announced she

Trisha Yearwood Lives Up to Her Culinary Reputation on the 4th


Russ Harrington/Sunshine SachsHaving written three best-selling cookbooks and hosting her hit show, Trisha's Southern Kitchen, on the Food Network, it’s no surprise that Independence Day at Grammy-winning country singer Trisha Yearwood’s hous

Actress America Ferrera Thanks Donald Trump for Galvanizing Latino Vote; Trump's


ABC NewsActress America Ferrera, best known for her starring role in the ABC series Ugly Betty, took aim at Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump and his recent comments about Mexican immigrants in an open letter posted to the Huffington Post Thurs

Sandra Bullock Scared by Media's "Open Hunting Season" on Women


Anthony Harvey/Getty ImagesMonths after being named People magazine's Most Beautiful Woman, Sandra Bullock is speaking out against what she calls the media's shaming attacks on women's looks and age."I feel like it's become open hunting season in how wom

Laurence Fishburne to Star in "Roots" Remake


ABC/Michael AnsellBlack-ish star Laurence Fishburne will play Alex Haley, author of Roots: The Saga of an American Family, in a remake of the 1977 ABC miniseries being simulcast on History, A&E and Lifetime, according to The Hollywood Reporter.The sto

Paul Rudd Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame


Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagicAnt-Man star Paul Rudd got a huge honor Wednesday: the 2,554th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.Rudd seemed truly overwhelmed to get a star, saying, "This is incredible."He was impressed that his Ant-Man co-star Michael Douglas sh

Billy Joel Sets MSG Performance Record with Help from Kevin James


Al Pereira/WireImageBilly Joel made history with his latest show in his Madison Square Garden residency Wednesday night.He performed his record 65th show at the famous New York City venue, surpassing Elton John for the most performances there by an artist

Stephen Colbert Hosts Michigan Cable Access Show, Interviews Eminem


Late Show with Stephen Colbert/YouTubeWhile the set for his new CBS late-night program is being built, Stephen Colbert is apparently itching to get behind a chat show desk -- which, he explained, was why he recently hosted a Michigan public access show

Tim McGraw Honors Veterans with Mortgage-Free Homes


Nino Munoz/Big Machine RecordsAs America prepares to celebrate its independence July 4, country music superstar Tim McGraw continues to celebrate the veterans who've helped fight for the country.So far, on the Shotgun Rider 2015 Tour he’s given awa

Iggy Azalea "Saddened" Media Is "Trying to Create a 'Beef'" Between Her and Brit


Jason Merritt/Getty Images via ABCRapper Iggy Azalea insists that her supposed feud with pop singer Britney Spears is nothing more than a media creation.Much has been made of Iggy's online comment regarding their duet "Pretty Girls," and how the two&nb

Trailer Debuts for "Creed," New "Rocky" Movie


Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros.A trailer for the latest film in the Rocky series, Creed, had debuted.The movie stars Michael B. Jordan as the son of Apollo Creed, Rocky Balboa's rival/pal played by Carl Weathers in previous Rocky films. The trailer features th

Ben & Jen Reportedly in Therapy "For Years"; Will Continue to Live on Same Prope


C Flanigan/WireImageWhen Ben Affleck thanked his now-estranged wife Jennifer Garner at the 2013 Oscars for working on their marriage for "10 Christmases," he apparently wasn't kidding.  A source tells US Weekly magazine the couple nearly divorced thr

TV Land Pulls "Dukes of Hazzard" Reruns from Schedule


CBS Photo Archive/Getty ImagesThe General Lee will no longer race across your TV screens -- at least not on TV Land.  The cable network has pulled re-runs of the show from its schedule.“We can confirm that we removed Dukes of Hazzard from the

Amber Heard Opens Up About Being Bisexual, Marriage to Johnny Depp


Samir Hussein/Getty ImagesAmber Heard is more than Johnny Depp's wife.  The Magic Mike actress, who tied the knot with the famed actor in February, has been acting since the mid-2000s and has several movies out this year including The Danish Girl o