Doug McKenzie/Getty Images(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) -- Country singer Slim Whitman died Wednesday. He was 90.
Best known for his 1952 hit, "Indian Love Call," Whitman joined the Grand Ole Opry cast in 1955. He earned a string of top 10 hits between 1952 and 1971, including his final hits, "Guess Who" and "Something Beautiful (to Remember)."
Whitman was also a star overseas with his single "Rose Marie," spending 11 weeks at #1 in England in 1954. His song, "Closer to the Waterfall," was used in the 1977 film Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and "Indian Love Call" was featured in the 1996 movie Mars Attacks!
Whitman was also widely known for selling his albums via telemarketing in the 1980s. That effort reportedly led to millions of album sales.
Frank Micelotta/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Paramount has released its first trailer to Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
Unlike the previous two teasers, the snippet gives a bigger peek of the movie's plot, when Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy and the rest of his Channel 4 news team head into the 1980s and the 24/7 world of cable news.
Anchorman 2, which also stars Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, and David Koechner -- as well as series newcomers Kristen Wiig and James Marsden -- opens Dec. 20.
Murray Close/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Jurassic Park 4 is back on track.
Last month, production on the film was postponed, leaving its release date up in the air after it was originally scheduled to premiere in June 2014. Variety is now reporting that Jurassic Park 4 will now open sometime in 2015.
Executive producer Steven Spielberg, who directed the first two films in the dinosaur series, is said to be working on the script with director Colin Trevorrow and producers.
Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- It seems Charlie Sheen's reported feud with Selma Blair on the set of Anger Management has cost her her job.
Lionsgate, which produces the FX sitcom, announced on Tuesday, “We are confirming that Selma Blair will not be returning to Anger Management and we wish her the very best.”
The announcement came after TMZ.com reported that Sheen had told producers he would quit unless they began the process of firing Blair as soon as possible. TMZ reported earlier this week that Sheen was upset that she allegedly complained about his work habits to the show's executives.
To say that Sheen would have left a lot of money on the table had he quit the show would be a huge understatement. TMZ notes that he stands to earn between $75 million and $200 million if he completes the network's 100-episode order for Anger Management. He reportedly has taped approximately half that amount to date.
TMZ further reports that when Blair was approached by a photographer Tuesday morning regarding her job status, she answered, "I don't know anything." Well, now she does.
Deadline.com reports Sheen informed Blair of her firing by text message, and even called her the "C" word.
Blair played Kate, the therapist of Sheen's character, on Anger Management. According to Deadline, the role will not be recast.
As you'll recall, Sheen was fired from the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men in 2011 after repeated rants against the show's creator, Chuck Lorre.
Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Ratings for The Voice are on the rise for its finale week.
The final performance show of the season for the NBC competition pulled in an estimated 12.3 million viewers on Monday night, according to Variety. That's an improvement of about 500,000 viewers from last week's performance show, but a smaller total than what The Voice enjoyed during the first half of the season.
The Voice crowned its fourth-season winner on Tuesday night.
The top-rated primetime programs for the week that ended Sunday were the third, fourth, and fifth games of the NBA Finals, televised by ABC. The fifth game between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs, played on Sunday night, drew an audience of 16.27 million viewers. The sixth game was held Tuesday night.
ABC won the network ratings race for the week, followed by NBC, CBS, Univision, Fox, Telemundo, ION Television and the CW.
Here are the top 10 primetime programs for the week of June 10-16, according to the Nielsen Company:
1. NBA Finals: San Antonio vs. Miami (Sunday), ABC, 16.27 million 2. NBA Finals: San Antonio vs. Miami (Thursday), ABC, 16.23 million 3. NBA Finals: San Antonio vs. Miami (Tuesday), ABC, 14.05 million 4. The Voice (Monday), NBC, 11.85 million 5. America's Got Talent (Tuesday), NBC, 11.52 million 6. The Voice (Tuesday), NBC, 10.66 million 7. NCIS, CBS, 8.67 million 8. The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 8.62 million 9. NCIS: Los Angeles, CBS, 7.43 million 10. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CBS, 7.14 million
Stuart Wilson/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- During Jimmy Kimmel Live!'s "Game Night" primetime special on Tuesday, Kimmel unveiled the video for "(I Wanna) Channing All Over Your Tatums," the sexually charged but nonsensical tribute to the sexiness of Channing Tatum.
The video features Jamie Foxx (using the musical moniker 4 Chainz) and Tatum himself singing and rapping while a bevy of stars -- including a midriff-bearing Miley Cyrus, Olivia Munn, Gabourey Sidibe, Matt Damon and Kimmel himself -- extoll the virtues of Tatum in song.
Cyrus' scene has her being rescued by Kimmel from a toppled vending machine from which they both steal packs of Skittles with "Channing" written on them.
Foxx and Tatum co-star in the upcoming big screen drama White House Down. It opens nationwide on June 28.
ABC/RICHARD CARTWRIGHT(LOS ANGELES) -- Johnny Depp has been hot in Hollywood for years, nabbing blockbuster films like Pirates of the Carribean, Alice in Wonderland and now Lone Ranger, out July 3. Still, the 50-year-old actor recently admitted that he thinks of retiring a lot.
In the latest issue of Rolling Stone, Depp said although he thinks of calling it quits "every day," he's not slowing down just yet.
"I think while I've got the opportunity and the desire and the creative spark to do the things that I can do right now, I should do them," he continued. "And then, at a certain point, just take it down to the bare minimum and concentrate on, I guess, living life; really living life and going somewhere where you don't have to be on the run, or sneak in through the kitchen or the underground labyrinth of the hotel."
In the revealing article, Depp also finally shared his thoughts on his split with Vanessa Paradis after 14 years. The pair, who never married but had two children, Lily-Rose, 14, and Jack, 11, split in June 2012.
"The last couple years have been a bit bumpy," Depp said. "At times, certainly unpleasant, but that's the nature of breakups, I guess, especially when there are kiddies involved."
"It wasn't easy on her. It wasn't easy on me. It wasn't easy on the kids. So, yeah. The trajectory of that relationship -- you play it out until it goes, one thing leads to another. So for whatever reason that ceases, it doesn't stop the fact that you care for that person, and they're the mother of your kids, and you'll always know each other, and you're always gonna be in each other's lives because of those kids. You might as well make the best of it," he concluded.
The July issue of Rolling Stone hits shelves on July 4.
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Kim Kardashian has been silent since she gave birth to her baby daughter last weekend. Ryan Seacrest, an executive producer of her E! reality series, did, however, provide a small update on the new mom on his Los Angeles-based radio show on Tuesday.
Seacrest shared that he sent Kardashian an email after the baby's birth that read, "Yay! Congrats my darling, you're a mommy!" He says she replied, "Cant believe it! It's so crazy!"
That's the closest thing to a public statement that Kardashian has made since she and her boyfriend, Kanye West, became parents. There's still no official word on the baby's name, though it is believed that Kardashian and West will choose one that begins with the letter "K."
E! News' Ken Baker joined Seacrest on the show, saying the delivery was "not planned."
He added, “[The baby] is healthy and Kim is doing well. ...There’s a great sense of relief. Everyone is very happy for her and Kim is relieved [because] this was a very stressful time.”