ABC/Richard Harbaugh(LOS ANGELES) -- Ke$ha entered rehab January 3 to battle an eating disorder, and it appears the treatment was successful.
The singer tweeted that she's "happy to be back," using her newly-christened Twitter account, @Kesharose, to post the message. Her previous Twitter handle had been the less-than-positive "keshasuxx."
A rep for the singer confirms to ABC News Radio that Ke$ha has indeed left rehab.
"Happy to be back! Feeling healthy & working on tons of new music. I can't thank my fans enough for all the love & support u have given me," the singer tweeted. "life is beautiful. I'm so blessed to have u all." She also tweeted a string of emjois of hearts and rainbows.
When Ke$ha initially sought treatment, she said in a statement, "I'm a crusader for being yourself and loving yourself, but I've found it hard to practice...I'll be...seeking treatment for my eating disorder...to learn to love myself again, exactly as I am."
Later, it was reported that body-shaming by people involved in her career -- particularly her producer, Dr. Luke -- was partly responsible for Ke$ha's eating disorder. Luke has denied those accusations.
While she was in rehab, Ke$ha scored a #1 hit: "Timber," her collaboration with Pitbull.
Marie Ishikawa/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here’s a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:
-- Mr. Peabody & Sherman: The super-intelligent dog Mr. Peabody and his young human pal, Sherman -- originally introduced in the 1960s Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon -- are back for more historical adventures. Mr. Peabody has to rescue Sherman and a girl named Penny after they rip a hole in the universe by using the time-traveling WABAC machine. Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ariel Winter, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann, Patrick Warburton, Stanley Tucci, Allison Janney and Lake Bell lend their voices to the film, which is screening in 3D. Rated PG. [Click here to read a review]
-- 300: Rise of an Empire: In the follow-up to Gerard Butler’s 2007 hit film 300, the Greek general Themistokles goes to battle against Persian forces, which are led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and navy commander Artemesia. Butler does not appear in the movie, which is screening in 3D. Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green and Lena Headey star. Rated R. [Click here to read a review]
Lloyd Bishop/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Lindsay Lohan says there could be a Mean Girls reunion in the works.
During an appearance Thursday on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Lohan said she learned about a possible 10-year anniversary reunion for the hit film from the movie's screenwriter Tina Fey last month when they were both backstage waiting to make their cameo appearances on Fallon's debut as the host of the Tonight Show.
Lohan said Fey told her she was "talking to [producer] Lorne [Michaels] about it." Lohan added she'd be in if "the big boss" gave it the go-ahead.
The 2004 high school clique drama starred Lohan, Fey and Rachel McAdams.
Lohan was on The Tonight Show to plug Sunday's premiere of Lindsay, her new docu-series on Oprah Winfrey's OWN channel. Lohan admitted she was a little rattled when the clip that was released to promote the show was the one in which Winfrey scolded the actress, telling her she has to "drop the bullsh**."
Lohan explained, "It's very clear...it's a television show and they want ratings, obviously that needs to happen...so...they picked the first two months that I was out of treatment...of course they take the chaos of me moving eight years of my life from L.A. back to the city of New York, which was really scary...So it's like, 'Oprah reprimands Lindsay and she says the word bullsh**!'"
Lohan says that despite the apparent drama, Winfrey has remained a close friend and counselor -- one so treasured that Lohan saves her voicemails to play for people.
After the chat, Lohan sat down to play Water War with Fallon. The game operates like the card game War, but every losing hand is punished by the victor throwing cold water in the loser's face. Lohan lost the first hand, and gamely took Fallon's glass of water in the face. She then won the subsequent hands, soaking the host repeatedly before she blasted Fallon in the face with a water cannon.
Buena Vista(NEW YORK) -- With less than a month to go before the April 4 premiere of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel has released four minutes of new footage of the eagerly anticipated sequel.
The new footage teases a S.H.I.E.L.D. raid on a ship that had been taken over by pirates, and the operation not only boasts Chris Evans' Captain America kicking butt -- he airdrops in from a plane without a parachute for openers -- but also shows Evans' Avengers co-star Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff, AKA Black Widow, in fine form as both his wingman in the operation and in the dating world.
An earlier snippet revealed Romanoff is apparently concerned with thawing out the formerly frozen super-soldier's less-than-super love life; here she passes along info about potential dates even as their operation is underway. "I'm multitasking," she quips before leaping over a railing to subdue three armed guards single-handedly.
Former UFC Welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is also glimpsed for the first time as Batroc -- known as "Batroc The Leaper" in the pages of Marvel Comics. Here, as the baddie in charge of the terrorist operation, he's described as a highly-trained mercenary with a, "rep for creating maximum casualties."
Captain America: The Winter Soldier will center on Evans' Steve Rogers trying to come to grips with both an increasingly disturbing modern world and betrayal within his own agency.
Samuel L. Jackson also returns as Nick Fury, as does Captain America: The First Avenger co-star Sebastian Stan. The trailer also features series newcomers Robert Redford, playing the head of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Anthony Mackie, who plays Marvel hero Falcon.
2011's Captain America: The First Avenger grossed more than $370 million worldwide.
Steve Granitz/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Grey's Anatomy has a surprise twist in store for its fans: Isaiah Washington is returning to the ABC series. Yes, the same Washington who was fired from the show in 2007 for using an anti-gay slur multiple times, once in reference to then-co-star T.R. Knight.
The Hollywood Reporter says Washington will reprise his role of Dr. Preston Burke in an episode set to air sometime in May. His appearance is tied to the impending departure of Sandra Oh's character, Cristina Yang, who was once engaged to Preston.
Series creator Shonda Rhimes says in a statement, "It's important to me that Cristina's journey unfolds exactly as it should." She adds, "Burke is vital to that journey -- he gives her story that full-circle moment we need to properly say goodbye to our beloved Cristina Yang."
Washington played Burke for three seasons before his firing. Since then, he's made sporadic appearances on TV, including in a short-lived remake of Bionic Woman and in Law & Order: LA. He's featured in the new CW series The Hundred.
Lloyd Bishop/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- The early success of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon has reportedly led to NBC putting pressure on celebrities to not appear on competing late-night programs.
According to TMZ, NBC has let it be known that stars will not be booked as a guest on The Tonight Show if they agree to appear on another network -- that includes both late-night shows and morning programs.
The website says NBC feels emboldened by the strong ratings for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. In the show's second week -- the week of Feb. 24-28 -- it averaged 6.4 million viewers.
The vast majority of the morning and late-night shows on NBC, ABC and CBS are broadcast from New York.
Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) -- You walk out of 300: Rise of an Empire feeling like you were just at a Gallagher show, only swap the watermelon remnants for fake movie blood. When the original 300 came out in 2007, the fancy 3D technology of today didn’t exist, so this time around the filmmakers use every possible opportunity to make that blood fly right at you. I wouldn’t be surprised if at least half of the film’s budget was for red dye and corn syrup. Even the film’s poster is a blood-red tidal wave enveloping the main character, Themistokles. Let that be a warning to all: the subtitle to this film should have been There Will Be Blood.
Not that the target audience of 300: Rise of an Empire will be complaining. They’re going specifically for all of the blood, and severed limbs, and killer horses that graphically crush skulls beneath their hooves. And that crowd won’t be disappointed, oh no. This orgy of battle-porn panders right to its audience without shame. But it’s not a one-trick skull-crushing pony -- there’s enough here even for the friends or dates dragged unwillingly to see this sequel to enjoy.
300: Rise of an Empire doesn’t pick up where 300 left off, after the battle of Thermopylae. It focuses on another conflict happening at around the same time, involving clashes not between Spartans and Persians, but between the Greek and Persian navies. The story focuses on two new characters: the aforementioned Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton), who commands the Greek ships, and his beautiful but deadly Persian counterpart, Artemisia (Eva Green, last seen in Dark Shadows).
We’re meant to be rooting for the Greeks here, but Artemisia is by far the most interesting character in the story. She’s a woman hell-bent on revenge, and Green does a great job portraying her as a dark, manipulative warrior who uses her sword, not her sexuality, to crush foes. In the hands of a less skilled actress, Artemisia probably would have devolved into an overly sexualized cliché. The same could be said of returning Spartan Queen Gorgo, played again by Lena Headey. Though they’re the only two women in the film, these ladies aren’t relegated to the meek damsel-in-distress roles you normally find in movies like this.
Director Noam Murro also deserves kudos for being able to deliver Zack Snyder’s trademark look and feel. Snyder wrote and directed 300, and serves as writer/producer this time around. But fans of the visually stunning and innovative original won’t notice Snyder’s absence from the director’s chair -- which is pretty impressive, considering this is only Murro’s second feature film (his first was the 2008 comedy Smart People).
There’s a lot to like in 300: Rise of an Empire. It looks great and delivers on the action, though personally, I would have enjoyed a little more heart to the story. I didn’t really find myself emotionally involved at any point and some of the plotlines fail to connect, like a father and son we’re supposed to care about. But this isn’t Gladiator, nor do I think that’s what this is aspiring to be. 300: Rise of an Empire is all about blood, battles, and strong babes, and on that level it doesn’t disappoint.
Oh, and for maximum enjoyment, see it in 3D. While I’m not typically a fan of the technology or the higher ticket prices, it’s worth it here. The battle scenes are crisp and clear, and it’s not hard to follow the action. Arrows and spears flying at your face, blood squirting past your head every couple of minutes -- this is what 3D was made for, right?