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I wonder who the person in Hollywood is that sits and monitors when celebrities “unfollow” other celebrities on twitter.  That person had a busy weekend as some high-profile celebs “unfollowed” their exes this past weekend.

Shortly after it was announced that Katy Perry and Russell Brand had filed for divorce, Katy unfollowed Russell on Twitter.  However it took a few months for Russell to click the “unfollow” button on his beautiful ex.  Brand has 4.6 million followers on twitter, and after deleting his soon to be ex, he now only follows 77 people.  The divorce will be final in July.

Chris Brown and Rihanna have had a roller-coaster relationship, and after Chris released a freestyle rap last week that many assumed was taking a shot at Rihanna, it didn’t take long for her to make Brown disappear from her timeline.  According to E! News:

 

Soon after, Brown himself stopped following Rihanna, as well as tweeting out the following regarding the rumors: “Assumptions! I didn’t say any names so if u took offense to it then it’s something you feel guilty about.”

By the way, be sure to follow me on twitter!  @DJKyleWest

Wow!  I love my iPad2, and it works so well for me, I can’t justify upgrading anytime soon.  However, it sounds like millions of other people couldn’t wait to get the New iPads in their hands this past weekend.

Information Weekly has the details:

 

Apple revealed late Monday that it sold more than three million iPads worldwide between Friday, March 16 and Monday, March 19. The new iPad went on sale in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

“The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold–the strongest iPad launch yet,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior VP of worldwide marketing. “Customers are loving the incredible new features of iPad, including the stunning Retina display, and we can’t wait to get it into the hands of even more customers around the world this Friday.”

Three million new iPads in four days is no doubt impressive. Apple said that the new iPad had a record weekend, and now we have the numbers to back that claim up. AT&T also said that it saw a record number of new iPad activations on its network.

 

Did you or anyone you know grab the new iPad last week?

I must admit, I am pretty excited to see how this turns out.  Other than Lady Gaga and maybe Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Rihanna have ruled the charts over the past five years like nobody else.

From Seattle PI:

Katy Perry and Rihanna are in no rush to record a girl power duet – because they want to take their time on the project and release an “iconic” collaboration like “Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves.”

The pop star pals have been open about their desire to tackle the charts together, but the “I Kissed A Girl” hitmaker has high hopes for the track and is keen to emulate the success of the Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin’s 1985 hit.

Speaking on Britain’s Radio 1, she says, “We’ve collaborated on a lot of things, but just not songs yet. It’s one of those things that’s got so much build up that we have to deliver.

“I want it to be like that Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin song ‘Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves,’ not like (Shakira and Beyonce song) ‘Beautiful Liar.’

“But I definitely want to do something that is so iconic. (Rihanna’s) kind of busy too. We’re both busy but we planted the seed two years ago. How disappointed would you be if that song came out and it’s no good? Sometimes you have to wait for greatness.”

Are you looking forward to hearing the final product??

Gavin Degraw, Donald Driver and Steve Urkel (Jaleel White)???  Yes it is true all 3 will be a part of the new season of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars as the full cast was released this morning on ABC’s Good Morning America.

 

 

Here is the full list of celebs and some background info on what they have been up to from the LA Times:

 

JALEEL WHITE: Years of wearing skintight pants hiked up to his chin as TV’s nerdiest neighbor, Steve Urkel, in the long-running sitcom “Family Matters” did not leave White’s legs immobile. The 35-year-old actor, who, post-Urkel fame, has appeared on “House” and “NCIS,” and will soon be hosting a game show on the SyFy network, will get his dance on this season. Let’s hope he channels the suave moves of  Urkel’s alter ego Stefan rather than Urkerl’s two left feet, or he might soon find himself saying, “Did I do that?”

MELISSA GILBERT: It’s the sort of gig Nellie Oleson might yank Laura Ingall’s perfectly braided pigtails over. The former child star best known for her role as Laura in “Little House on the Prairie,” who went on to make a career out of appearing in TV movies and as a leader of the Screen Actors Guild, will be putting on those strappy dancing heels and even strappier dancing outfits.

JACK WAGNER: It’s the only logical next step in life after a split from Heather Locklear, right? The aging hearthrob (he’s 52! Where did the time go? ) best known for his roles on “General Hospital” (Oh, Frisco Jones!),  “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “Melrose Place,” will see if he has what it takes to cut a rug and land some decent scores.

SHERRI SHEPHERD: Perhaps Shepherd was tired of the sedentary life that comes with co-hosting “The View”? Guess the comedian doesn’t have enough on her plate to get those legs moving. She’s also host of “The Newlywed Game.” Here’s hoping her pal Niecy Nash, a contestant in Season 10, has given her some words of wisdom.

MARIA MENOUNOS: The “Extra” host knows a thing or two about skimpy outfits — ahem, she donned a bikini in the middle of freezing Time Square after losing a Super Bowl bet — so some skimpy sequined numbers under the warmth of bright lights will be a piece of cake when she joins the cast of celebrities competing this season. We’re sure “Extra” buddy Mario Lopez, a former “Dancing” contestant, also provided words of caution on those pesky plunging necklines.

GAVIN DEGRAW: Maybe now the rocker’s biggest claim to TV fame won’t be for having penned that “One Tree Hill” theme song. Will the 35-year-old singer, who recently made headlines after he was attacked by a group of men in New York City, be adding choreography to his performances after his stint on “DWTS”? Gosh, we hope not.

WILLIAM LEVY: We really hope rumors of a relationship with Jennifer Lopez shortly after she divorced Marc Anthony weren’t what nabbed the Cuban American actor/model a spot on this season’s roster. But we wouldn’t be surprised. Unless, maybe, just maybe, the casting director is an avid telenovela watcher?

GLADYS KNIGHT: The 67-year-old singer is taking the midnight train to the dance rehearsal studio. Tagged the Empress of Soul, she’s almost bound to have some soulful moves — or does she?

ROSHON FEGAN: The 20-year-old appears on a Disney Channel series called “Shake It Up,” about a group of friends who are (gasp!) professional dancers on a local show. Uh …

KATHERINE JENKINS: Opera fans, rejoice! The Welsh mezzo-soprano is already familiar with the sleek floor on “Dancing With the Stars,” having observed its sheen as a performer on the show last year.

DONALD DRIVER: As if moonlighting as a children’s author wasn’t enough! The Green Bay Packers wide receiver is ditching the cleats for some ballroom shoes. Will Quickie be as swift with the upcoming choreography he’ll be given?

MARTINA NAVRATILOVA: Wielding a racket is a natural precursor to a stint as a wannabe pro ballroom dancer.  Hey, Navratilova played professional tennis until she was 49 (49!) — that sort of dedication and resilience has her primed for a lengthy stay, don’t you think? And she’s already used to short skirts.

 

Who is your early pick to win?  I’m going with Maria Menounos.

In a slight surprise, the new release “Act Of Valor” topped the box office this weekend.  The movie starred real U.S. active duty Navy Seals designed to showcase the superior skill and bravery of the U.S. Navy.  Sounds like it is an incredible movie, and reviews have been excellent.

The bad surprise of the weekend was the incredibly poor performance of the new movie “Wanderlust”. Starring Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston, many thought the comedy would be in the top 5, but finished a disappointing 8th place in it’s first weekend of release, earning less than seven million.

Act of Valor

 

BOX OFFICE TOTALS FEB 24-26th, 2012

1. “Act of Valor,” $24.7 million.

2. “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds,” $16 million.

3. “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” $13.5 million.

4. “Safe House,” $11.4 million.

5. “The Vow,” $10 million.

6. “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance,” $8.8 million.

7. “This Means War,” $8.5 million.

8. “Wanderlust,” $6.6 million.

9. “Gone,” $5 million.

10. “The Secret World of Arrietty,” $4.5 million

In case you missed it, here are the big winners from The Academy Awards last night.  Also, can someone tell me something about “The Artist” because I am pretty sure I’ve never heard of it.  Yeah, I’m that guy.

 

Best Picture:  “The Artist”

 

Best Animated Feature Film:  “Rango”

 

Best Director:  Michel Hazanavicius“The Artist”

 

Best Actor:  Jean Dujardin“The Artist”

 

Best Actress:  Meryl Streep“The Iron Lady”

 

Best Supporting Actor:  Christopher Plummer“Beginners”

 

Best Supporting Actress:  Octavia Spencer“The Help”

 

Best Documentary Feature:  “Undefeated”

 

Best Documentary (Short Subject):  “Saving Face”

 

Best Adapted Screenplay:  “The Descendants”

 

Best Original Screenplay:  “Midnight in Paris”

 

Best Foreign Film:  “A Separation”  (Iran)

 

Best Film Editing:  “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”

 

Best Costume:  “The Artist”

 

Best Makeup:  “The Iron Lady”

 

Best Visual Effects:  “Hugo”

 

Best Cinematography:  “Hugo”

 

Best Original Song:  “Man or Muppet” . . . from “The Muppets”

 

Sad news this Saturday night, as Whitney Houston’s publicist has confirmed the death of music icon Whitney Houston.  According to CNN, Whitney was found in her hotel room by Ray-J, the man rumored to have been dating Whitney.  At this time, no foul play is suspected.

While Whitney had most of her success in the late 80’s and early 90’s, she was still thought as one of the all time greatest singers.  Thoughts go out to Whitney’s family during this tough time.

 

UPDATE:  Jules will have a special tribute to remember Whitney and her great music Monday at 12 noon on 102.7 WBOW.

 

Here are the sad details from PopCrunch.com:

Whitney Houston died this afternoon at the Beverly Hilton hotel. She was 48. Her cause of death has not yet been released and is being investigated.

Houston had one child, daughter Bobbi Kristina. She was married to Bobby Brown from 1992 to 2007 and the pair had an often stormy relationship.

During her record-breaking career, Houston won two Emmy Awards, six Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards. Her album “Whitney” was the first female album to ever debut at #1 on the Billboard Charts. She sold 200 million albums world wide. According to Guinness World Records she was the most awarded female act of all time.