Justin Bieber made a special appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show today to introduce his artist Carly Rae Jepsen.
After her performance of “Call Me Maybe,” Carly and Justin sat down with Ellen and shared how the record deal came along. Justin said he first heard her song on the radio in Canada [cue cheers]. When he was told she was available, Justin decided to call her up and offer her a record contract — like it’s an everyday thing.
Justin also premiered 15 seconds of his new song “Boyfriend.” Ellen tried to predict the melody a couple weeks ago, though thankfully her ability to predict the future was off because his version of the song sounds much better.
So far, Justin has been the best promotion Carly has ever gotten. Her song is catchy on its own, but Justin has wisely used social media to showcase “Call Me Maybe.” His girlfriend Selena Gomez tweeted a photo of him smiling at Carly’s song and he also called up a bunch of his conveniently famous friends to create a homemade music video, which has more than triple the views than the one Carly made. So the promotion goes both ways…
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Patrick Dempsey is leaving Grey’s Anatomy, reports CTV.
The actor, known as ‘McDreamy’ on the show, says the current season of the hit show will be “his last.”
The 45-year-old has played Dr. Derek Shepherd in the medical drama since 2005, acting both as an authoritative figure and love interest to Dr. Meredith Grey, played by Ellen Pompeo.
Dempsey says he has no plans to continue with the role once season eight ends, but does admit the end of his contract is “bittersweet.”
He told Italy’s ‘Vanity Fair’ magazine: “It’s gonna be my last. I do not know what’s going to happen to the other characters, but for me it’s done.”
“[Leaving will be] bittersweet because it’s been a great part of my life. But I can’t see me doing it anymore.”
Dempsey’s publicist, though, is denying the that the departure is sure thing.
The representative said in a statement: “He was referring to the fact that his contract is up at the end of next season and we have no idea what the future holds.”
Meanwhile, Pompeo has also revealed her contract will also end next season, and it is unlikely she will renew it. If both these characters leave the show, I have a feeling it will tank. Hardcore.
I know a lot of people who still watch it, and with the two main characters leaving, everyone will be pissed. It’s better to just end the show on a high note than slowly kill it.
Reality star Bethenny Frankel is being sued for $100 million, reports TMZ.
Being the creator of the Skinnygirl margarita brand, Frankel has been sued for more than $100 million for allegedly cutting her former management company out of the biggest deal of her life.
Frankel’s former management company, Raw Talent, claims Bethenny signed with them back in 2008 with the hopes of maximizing the potential of her Skinnygirl cocktail line. And then dropped them when she began making big money.
According to the lawsuit, Raw Talent claims “[Bethenny] expressly represented that any agreement relating to the exploitation of the Skinnygirl Cocktail Brand would be commissionable under their management agreement.”
The company claims they hooked up Frankel with some powerful people in the liquor biz, only for Beth to then fire them days before she sold Skinnygirl for a reported $120 million.
Raw Talent claims they want their cut of the deal, $12 million, plus $100 million in punitive damages.
That’s some pretty shady business. I’m thinking that this was probably just a miscommunication in the contract or something, because I don’t think Frankel really needs the money that bad. $100 million in ‘damages’ seems an awful lot too, though. The company kind of seems shady as well, so who can we trust?
Angus T. Jones, the 17-year-old actor who plays Jake Harper, the nephew of Charlie Sheen’s character, just inked a huge contract, reports TMZ.
The young star has signed with CBS for 26 more installments of the hit sitcom at a whopping $300,000 per episode—which works out to be just under $8 million! To make things even sweeter for Jones, the deal includes a $500,000 signing bonus.
Better yet, CBS has ordered 48 more episodes of the show, so assuming Jones keeps his big contract alive, he stands to make around $14 million with Two and a Half Men for its next two seasons.
Since Jones is still a minor, he has to get his contract approved by a judge in the L.A. County Superior Court, but once the deal is official, this kid will be crazy rich.
Didn’t we say earlier today there would be problems with the cast of “Jersey Shore?” Well apparently the cast of the MTV series are on strike and refuse to shoot for the third season until they are offered a better deal.
Scenes for the third season were supposed to start shooting today with JWoww, Ronnie, Sammi, Pauly D and Vinny, reports TMZ. Shooting for the home scenes were supposed to take place in New York and Rhode Island, but the cast said they reused to shoot.
The Situation and Snooki are supposed to shoot tomorrow. However there is no word on their next course of action. Additionally The Situation is in his own negotiations with MTV.
Maybe this is a sign for MTV to cancel the third season, and the entire series. Aren’t we tired of these people and their stupidity?
According to Hollywood blogger Perez Hilton, actors such as Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, and Matthew Morrison have signed contracts agreeing to work on at least three movies in the future.
A clause in the actors’ contracts originally signed for the television show reads “[The actor] hereby grants Fox three exclusive, irrevocable options to engage [the actor] in up to, respectively, three feature length motion pictures.”
This doesn’t necessarily mean that a Glee trilogy is guaranteed for the future, but FOX has the rights to the actors if that’s the route that they choose to go. After usurping American Idol as the channel’s most popular show, we wouldn’t be surprised if FOX chose to move in New Directions.
Since the “Glee Live!” tour has decided to skip over it’s Canadian neighbors, the silver screen might be the only place you can watch the show-stopping show choir off of your TV.
Sitcom television isn’t having much luck – and it looks like Steve Carell is following in the footsteps of Charlie Sheen. Yes, it’s true – there may be no Michael Scott in the popular sitcom The Office after next season.
During an interview with BBC, Carell dropped the horrible bomb that he may not be re-signing his contract next year.
When the interviewer asked, “How long will you stay with The Office for? How many more [seasons]? How long does your contract run?” Carell responded, “Contract through next season.”
When he was asked “And will you stay after that?” the 47-year-old actor responded, “I don’t think so. I think that will probably be my last year.”
Well, at least he said, “think,” so there may still be hope. Perhaps it was part of a negotiation tactic, and Michael Scott will alive and well in the Scranton branch. NBC has yet to comment on the interview.
It is almost impossible to imagine The Office without the immature, inappropriate and absolutely hilarious Michael Scott.
It looks like its official – Conan is saying goodbye to NBC. TMZ is reporting that O’Brien and NBC have reached an agreement, with the lawyers reviewing the final details Friday evening. Assuming everything adds up, Conan will end his rein at NBC and a official announcement will be made Saturday. Rumor has it Conan is having serious discussions with FOX about bring his show over to that network.
Conan O’Brien is learning the importance of having a first class lawyer. TMZ is reporting that Conan’s contract with NBC never specified a specific time in which his show would air. Apparently Conan’s representatives never asked for a guaranteed time when they first entered negotiations.
There comes a moment in time where even Angelina Jolie is shunned in this harsh world. It appears that the dark-haired beauty was recently dropped from her modeling contract with fashion company St. John. She had become the powerhouse image of the label when she gained the gig in 2006. The starlet’s contract was terminated due to celebrity status and it’s overshadowing of the brand, according to E! Online. The site has a statement from Glenn McMahon, the chief executive officer, who says that Jolie was too famous for St. John’s, and that they “wanted to make a clean break from actresses and steer away from blondes and cleanse the palette.”
Wrigley Gum has formally terminated their contract with Chris Brown, reports Perez Hilton. The company suspended its advertising campaign featuring the singer after an incident in February where Brown was accused of beating then-girlfriend Rihanna.
At the time, the company said it believed “Mr. Brown should be afforded the same due process as any citizen.”
Following Brown’s guilty plea to a felony assault, the Doublemint gum-maker has ended its relationship with the star.
Paula Abdul’s “American Idol “ contract may have expired last season, but that doesn’t mean she’ll be leaving the singing competition any time soon.
“I’ve been invited to stay the duration of the show, however long it lasts,” Abdul told the Associated Press. She continued by saying the invitation to come back on the show is subject to agreement.
As usual, it seems like one guy knew the chances of Abdul returning to “Idol” were great. Back in May, Simon Cowell told Ellen Degeneres, “Everyone’s going to be back. Absolutely.”
Elisha Cuthbert has signed on to reprise her role as Jack Bauer’s daughter on the new season of 24.
According to TV Guide’s Ask Ausiello, Cuthbert’s character Kim will have a child. However, Kim’s ex-boyfriend, played by C. Thomas Howell, will not return.
Cuthbert will next be seen on the big screen in “The Six Wives of Henry Lefay,” where she will play a grieving daughter who must deal with her deceased father’s ex-wives.
The CSI lab is about to get a little less crowded.
TV Guide is reporting that cast member Gary Dourdan will be leaving CSI: Crime Scene Investigation when his contract expires next month. Although they could not pinpoint the episode when the character Warrick will make his grande exit, they estimate that it will be the season finale on May 15.
William Petersen, who plays Grissom, has renewed his contract with the show. Castmates Marg Helgenberger and George Eads are expected to do the same.
According to the TV Guide’s “Ask Ausiello,” the show’s producers are now looking for a new actor “in his late twenties to early thirties to play Ray Santoro, a ‘handsome, smart and athletic’ CSI who transfers from Henderson to join the graveyard shift at the Las Vegas crime lab.”