Hollywood Highlights

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A woman found dead near Paula Abdul’s home

  Paula Abdul A police investigation is underway today into what may be a tragic case of fan obsession. The body of 30-year-old Paula Goodspeed was found inside a car on Beverly Ridge Drive in Sherman Oaks, not far from the home of “American Idol” judge Paula Abdul, late yesterday. Goodspeed reportedly auditioned for the popular TV talent show during its fifth […]
Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Whoopi has a new TV deal

Google Image Academy award winning actress Whoopi Goldberg has a new TV deal and it has nothing to do with her position on that lively morning talker, “The View.”  Goldberg’s production company, Whoopi Inc, has signed on to develop series and specials for the Science Channel and Investigation Discovery. In a news release, Goldberg says the deal with Discovery Emerging Networks is a […]
Monday, November 10, 2008

Top five at the Box Office

  “Madagascar:Escape 2 Africa” # 1 at the Box Office Moviegoers were on the hunt for light fun and laughter over the weekend, which helped the sequel to the animated film “Madagascar” capture one of the biggest openings ever. “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” debuted in first place with $63.1 million. Earlier this year, “Wall-E” grabbed the title of this year’s best opening for an animated flick with $63 million. […]
Sunday, November 9, 2008

Beyonce wants to play a superhero

Google photo Beyonce on the red carpet at the American Music Awards in 2007 Pretty much everyone has had a daydream or two about fighting for truth and justice as a comic book superhero. Actress and singer Beyonce is lobbying hard to bring her action heroine dream to the big screen. Beyonce wants to dress up in the red, white, and blue outfit […]
Saturday, November 8, 2008

Romance author’s popular novel becomes a TV movie

It took author Jane Porter 15 years to sell her first book. Now, she’s living a writer’s dream. Porter has more than four million books in print. She writes classic romance and modern literature. One of her popular novels, “Flirting with Forty”, has been made into a Lifetime movie set to premiere on December 6. The film stars Heather Locklear and Robert Buckley. Porter […]
Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Author Michael Crichton dies after battle with cancer

Multi-talented writer Michael Crichton has died. Crichton, the author of blockbusters like “Jurassic Park,” “The Andromeda Strain,” and “Sphere” just to name a few, passed away yesterday in Los Angeles. He leaves behind an incredible body of work. “The Andromeda Strain” was published in 1969 while Crichton was still a medical student. He went on to become a medical doctor, but […]
Sunday, November 2, 2008

A memorial service today for Jennifer Hudson’s murdered relatives

The public will be able to pay its respects to the grieving family of actress Jennifer Hudson today at a Chicago church. The Chicago Tribune reports the service will be from 4-to-7 p.m. at the Pleasant Gift Memorial Baptist Church. Also, a private funeral for 57-year-old Darnell Donerson, 29-year-old Jason Hudson, and 7-year-old Julian King is set for tomorrow. Meanwhile, police believe […]
Sunday, October 26, 2008

A reward offered for the return of Jennifer Hudson’s missing nephew

The FBI is now involved in the intensive search for entertainer Jennifer Hudson’s 7-year-old nephew, Julian King. The child disappeared from a South Side Chicago home on Friday, where the bodies of Hudson’s mother, 57-year-old Darnell Donerson and brother, Jason Hudson, were found. Autopsies yesterday revealed both victims died from multiple gunshot wounds. Today, Hudson posted a notice on her MySpace page asking […]
Saturday, October 25, 2008

Entertainer’s nephew is missing and two relatives are murdered

There is an intense search underway today for 7-year-old Julian King, the nephew of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson. King disappeared from a South Side Chicago home where two adults were murdered yesterday. An active Amber Alert is spreading the word about the missing boy; who is 4 feet 11 and weighs 130 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.  Inside the Chicago home authorities […]