Brittany Murphy dies age 32

Murphy dies after going into cardiac arrest. A 911 call is made at 8 a.m. from the Los Angeles home of her husband, Simon Monjack. She is pronounced dead on arrival at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The cause of her death is unknown at this time.

Stefani,Rossdale marry

Stefani marries Rossdale in London. After making a late entrance, Stefani walks down the aisle in a pink and white wedding dress by John Galliano. Rossdale wears a traditional British morning suit.

Dress code upset

Walmart institutes a mandatory dress code that angers some employees. Employees now have to spend money on new clothes to wear to work. An anonymous employee on the change: With all due respect to the company, this is more of a financial burden to our family since this is our only source of income with […]

Season 19 cast

Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews announce the celebrity participants for Season 19. The cast includes Lolo Jones, Lea Thompson, Sadie Robertson, Alphonso Ribeiro, Jonathon Bennett, Tommy Chong, Randy Couture, Betsey Johnson, Bethany Mota, Janel Parrish, Antonio Sabato Jr., Tavis Smiley, and Michael Waltrip. Julianne Hough will be a new judge.


A judge sentences Wafer to a minimum of 17 years in prison. Prosecutor Patrick Muscat says the sentence is fair and just. Wafer: From my fear, I caused the loss of a life that was too young to leave this world. And for that, I carry that guilt and sorrow forever.

Kingston Rossdale born

Stefani and Rossdale welcome their first child, Kingston James McGregor. Rossdale on how it feels to be a new dad: It’s great! I love it!

Zuma Rossdale born

Stefani gives birth to second son, Zuma Nesta Rock, with Rossdale. Kingston, Gwen and Gavin Rossdale welcomed the newest member of their family. Mother, baby and family are all happy and healthy.

Apollo Bowie Flynn born

Sefani and Rossdale welcome their third son. @gwenstefani welcome APOLLO BOWIE FLYNN ROSSDALE ❤️❤️❤️ 2/28/14 ❤️❤️❤️ (bowie and Flynn =mothers' maiden names ) — GAVIN ROSSDALE (@GavinRossdale) March 1, 2014

Cause of death

The L.A county coroner announces Murphy’s cause of death as multiple drug intoxication, anemia, and pneumonia. It is an accidental death that could have been avoided. Assistant Chief Ed Winter: This was a case of a person with pneumonia who was anemic (having a low blood count) who was taking medication when she should’ve been getting medical […]


Mourners say goodbye to Rivers’ in a private ceremony in her honor. Shock jock Howard Stern delivers the eulogy. There is no red carpet, like Rivers had requested/ Many stars including Donald Trump, Kelly Osbourne, Barbara Walters, and Whoopi Goldberg attend.

Wanted in Oregon

Helt faces arrest for not checking in with his probation officer. An arrest warrant was issued for him when he stopped checking in with his probation officer for a criminal trespass conviction in November 2011. Community Corrections Director Martin Silbernagel: Reportedly, he has returned to the Polk County area. We will be attempting to serve him his warrant, at […]

Buys cheating video

Spears’ father secretly buys the tape that shows her ex-boyfriend dancing and kissing another woman. He buys the tape to save his daughter the embarrassment of the tape being made public. No one can post the video or they will be sued.

Spears, Lucado break up

Spears announces via Twitter that she is single again. Allegedly there is a video that shows her ex David Lucado cheating. The two started dating in February 2013. Ahhhh the single life! — Britney Spears (@britneyspears) August 28, 2014

Barajas acquitted

The jury in the Barajas case finds him not guilty in the murder of Jose Banda. He was facing life in prison if convicted. Barajas thoughts on the tragedy: This was a loss for everybody. They lost a son, too.

Charged with murder

david barajas

Barajas is charged with murder after he allegedly shoots and killed Jose Banda. Banda, while allegedly drunk, crashed into the Barajas family killing two of Barajas’ sons. Barajas then walked to his home, came back to the scene and shot Banda. Sheriff investigator Dominick Sanders: Every time we would pursue a lead, it always came back to Mr. Barajas. […]

Not a cat

Brand owner Sanrio reveals that the beloved character is not a cat. Despite the fact that Kitty has whiskers, her character is considered a little girl and has her own pet cat named Charmmy Kitty. Hello Kitty is not a cat. She’s a cartoon character. She is a little girl. She is a friend. But she is […]

McCarthy, Wahlberg engaged

mccarty ring

McCarthy and Wahlberg get engaged. The pair met on Watch What Happens Live in 2013 and have been together since. McCarthy on the proposal with her son’s help: This weekend I was sitting with Donnie and he went into the other room and out came Evan with a card that said ‘Will.’ And he ran away and […]

Ice Bucket Challenge: Oprah

Winfrey takes part in the challenge. Tyler Perry, Nancy O’Dell, and Jesse Tyler Fergerson challenge her. Gayle King douses her with ice cold water. After the shock wears off she nominates Helen Mirren, Steven Spielberg and Manish Dayal.

Ice Bucket Challenge: Bill Gates

Gates participates in the challenge using a truss to hold the ice bucket. He is challenged by Mark Zuckerberg. Before he dumps the water on himself, he challenges Ryan Seacrest, Chris Anderson and Elon Musk.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The challenge, inspired by Pete Frates an ALS sufferer, raises money and awareness for Lou Gherig’s disease also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. It takes off on social media. Famous people also begin doing the challenge and challenging others. To take the challenge, a bucket of ice water is poured over your head or you donate 100 dollars. Most […]

Not guilty plea

Oden is charged with felony battery, domestic battery and battery for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend. He enters a not guilty plea. Trial is set for October 22.

Wentz, Simpson marry

ashley pete wedding

Wentz marries Simpson in an Alice and Wonderland themed ceremony. Guests in attendance include sister Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo, Nicole Ritchie and Joel Madden, and Donald Faison. The bride wears a Monique Lhuillier wedding dress. 


robert richards

The Marine Corps demotes Robert Richards from Sergeant to Corporal. He pleads guilty to failing to obey a lawful order and violating Article 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. He avoids discharge and keeps medical benefits. Raechel Richards, Richard’s wife, on why they chose not to fight it: We’d rather take the guarantee of preserving […]

Launches breakfast menu

taco bell breakfast

Taco Bell launches breakfast menu. The items are available until 11 a.m. instead of 10:30 like other fast food restaurants that serve breakfast. McDonald’s strategy officer Kevin Newell is unfazed by the news of the breakfast menu. I think they’re going to find that going into the breakfast business is not like what they’re accustomed […]

Launches dollar menu

taco bell dollar

Taco Bell launches “Dollar Cravings” menu. Unlike McDonald’s dollar menu, all the items are just a dollar. The $1 items include a “shredded chicken mini quesadilla, beefy Fritos burrito, beefy mini quesadilla, spicy tostada, cheesy bean & rice Burrito, cheesy roll up, triple layer nachos, spicy potato soft taco, Cinnabon Delights, Cinnamon twists, and caramel […]

Ross, Simpson engaged

Ashlee Simpson Ring

Ross proposes to Simpson while on vacation in Hawaii. He gives her a five carat platinum and gold ring designed by Neil Lane, which is coated in rubies and over 140 white diamonds. Reports say that Ross’ mother Diana Ross will perfrom at the wedding. Honestly, we could go and get married right now, wherever. We just want to be married. We’re […]

Ciara, Future breakup

Ciara ends engagement to Future. Rumors circulate that Future has cheated on her. She intends to just focus on raising her son.

Ace Knute Johnson born

jessica son

Simpson and fiancé Johnson welcome a son named Ace Knute Johnson. She gives birth to him via C-section. Their rep: Ace Knute (pronounced Ka-nute) Johnson has arrived! Mom and baby are doing great. Jessica, Eric and Maxwell are thrilled to welcome the new addition to their family.

Bronx Mowgli Wentz born

ashlee baby

Simpson and Wentz welcome a boy called Bronx Mowgli Wentz. Simpson on having more children: I would love to have a big family one day.

Simpson, Wentz divorce

Simpson files for divorce from Wentz after two and a half years together due to ‘irreconcilable differences’. Simpson is seeking full custody of their son. After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to file for divorce.

Sudeikis, Wilde engaged

Olivia Wilde engagement ring

Sudeikis gets engaged to Wilde. The two have not set a date yet. Jennifer Aniston on who helped with the ring: Somebody helped him on the ring in fact. Not me, but my fiance [Justin Theroux] did.

Otis Alexander Sudeikis born

Wilde, and fiancé Sudeikis welcome a son, her first child. Ladies and gentlemen, Otis Alexander Sudeikis has LEFT the building! (I'm the building) — olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) April 23, 2014

Prince George born in London

prince george

Prince William and Middleton welcome George Alexander Louis. His name is released a week after his birth. Middleton on becoming a parent: It’s very emotional. It’s such a special time. I think any parent will know what this feeling feels like.

Tops Michael Jackson record

Nikki Minaj surpasses Michael Jackson’s record of 50 Billboard Hot 100 hit songs. Minaj’s song Anaconda is her 51st Billboard Hot 100 hit. Made history today. I didn’t even know I was tied with Michael Jackson with 50 Hot 100 entries on Billboard. Anaconda makes 51 and now I’m tied with Rod Stewart. God bless, and thank […]

BET Awards performance

Minaj performs Champion accompanied by a live orchestra at the BET Awards. 2 Chainz joins her when she delivers the song Beez  in the Trap. 

Grammys performance

Minaj delivers a performance of the song Roman Holiday. While performing, Minaj is chained up to a wooden board as a priest circles around her.

A Place With No Name Twitter video release

Jackson’s music video for A Place With No Name debuts. It is the first music video to be premiered on Twitter. The video is directed by Samuel Bayer and choreographed by Travis Payne from the show So You Think You Can Dance. The short film also includes outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage of Jackson shot during the production for In The […]

Suspect charged

A 17-year-old suspect faces charges in the murder and sexual assault of Wright. A positive confirmation of the suspect is made and police arrest him at his home. The suspect lives in the same trailer park as the victim.

Happy Feet Two

Williams reprises the roles of Ramon and Lovelace in the sequel to Happy Feet. The movie is about Erik, a dancing penguin, who is the son of Mumble and Gloria, trying to find his calling. The main thing is George Miller. I mean, this is the guy who did Road Warrior and then Babe. I went, “This is […]

The Butler

Williams plays President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Lee Daniels The Butler. The butler “Cecil”  is hired during the Eisenhower’s administration. The story follows an African American butler who works at the White House and works for eight presidents. The movie stars Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey. Lee Daniels on Williams: The challenge for Robin was about losing ‘Robin […]

Suspect charged

A 12-year-old now faces a murder charge in connection in the stabbing of Verkerke.  He pleads not guilty and is evaluated at a facility before going to a detention center. If he is found guilty he will be sentenced as a juvenile and then once he turns 21 an adult. Tiffany Armijo, mother of one […]


Nine-year-old Michael Verkerke dies after a stabbing on a playground. While Verkerke and three other children are playing, the suspect begins stabbing him. Verkerke runs home and collapses on his porch. He passes away on the ride to the hospital. The suspect asks to use a phone and calls 911. He gives no reason for […]

Body found

Authorities announce the discovery of Wright’s body about 100 feet from the trailer park she lived in. Residents who live in that area provide samples voluntarily. Kitsap County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Wilson: The manner of death is homicide, the cause of death is not being released.


Six-year-old Wright goes missing after leaving her home Saturday evening. The family calls the police the following night. They say she wanders around the neighborhood and they felt it was safe. Child welfare workers remove the other children from the home. Wright’s parents take a lie detector test, but results are not made known. Kitsap County Sheriff’s […]