Suspect in Jennifer Hudson case goes from confused to chatty during interrogation – Academy Award winning actress Jennifer Hudson’s brother-in-law expressed confusion as he sat hunched in a corner in a cold interrogation room.
“Why am I here?” William Balfour asked Chicago Police detectives Thomas Kelly and Allen Szudarski on the night of Oct. 24, 2008. But soon Balfour grew chatty, providing detectives with theories as to why his mother-in-law, Darnell Donerson, 57, and drug-dealing brother-in-law, Jason Hudson, 29, were gunned down in their Englewood home hours before. – Read more at Chicago Sun Times
Nikki Reed Feels Pressured to Start Having Children With Paul McDonald – Despite rumors to the contrary, “I’m not having a baby!” the 23-year-old Twilight actress — who’s married to singer Paul McDonald — tells Celebuzz. “All of Hollywood is pregnant, but I’m not!” Babies “are more on the brain for Paul than they are from me,” Reed adds. “Paul is from the South, so all of his friends are having babies. He looks at me all the time and goes, ‘Should we just do this?’ I’m like, Yeah maybe in a little bit.'” – Read more at US
Dancing With the Stars Backstage Scoop: Whose Big Mouth Turned Them Into a Bully? – “[The apology tonight] was public. In private, there were apologies too,” Maks told us. “Look, it is what it is. It’s the good with the bad. Nobody is perfect. You put two people together 24 hours a day for the past 15 weeks, you’re bound to see things you don’t want to. We’ve got each others back and I just try to give herself to fight with. Regardless of the scores, regardless of the comments, we’re going to give our fans something they can point their fingers at and say ‘That’s why I voted for them.’ And that puts a lot of pressure on us.” – Read more at EOnline
JC Chasez Weighs in on ‘The Voice’s’ Tony Lucca, Britney Spears on ‘X Factor’ (Video) – Former ‘NSYNC member and current judge on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew J.C. Chasez has been a longtime pal of the former Mousketeer, and during a recent visit to The Hollywood Reporter’s Cover Lounge, Chasez explained why he throws his full support behind Lucca on the NBC singing competition. “I’ve been watching the show like everybody else that is friends with Tony and I’ve been supportive,” he said. “I have some of my own opinions about his performances and I’ve made them clear to him — we contact each other through the process.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter
‘The Voice’ Finals: 10 Things You Didn’t See on TV – 8. Not a “B” word to speak of, though there could’ve been. Tony Lucca, whose performance of Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” came under fire from Aguilera for being offensive to women, says there was a point in which they were going to keep the song’s “bitch” word in the performance. “It was in the cards,” Lucca tells THR after the show. “Then last minute, it wasn’t in the cards.” That was probably best for everyone involved. – Read more at THR
‘The Voice’ on the scene: Add one more to Tony’s ’99 Problems’ – Was it all a dream, PopWatchers? These past months, in which I did no blogging, covered no singing competitions, never ended a question with “[comma] PopWatchers” — did I hallucinate them somehow? Or is it possible that your Aunt Whittlz set out on a path in her life that led her from EW, circled through the Thousand Acre Wood, and deposited her right back here, to a PopWatch blog about a singing competition? Am I some sort of demented Tigger with a penchant for self-abuse? You be the judge! – Read more at EW
Go Backstage with ‘The Voice’ Top Four – Monday night was full of drama, drama, drama during “The Voice’s” final showdown. We had children’s choruses, white-robed choirs, Cee Lo riding a motorcycle onstage, Juliet Simms rocking a new hair color while battling the flu, teary Jermaine Paul having an emotional moment with his doting parents backstage, Tony Lucca controversially daring to do “99 Problems,” and, most excitingly/perplexingly, Tony’s ex-“Mickey Mouse Club” castmate and arch nemesis Christina Aguilera sinking her gel-manicured claws into him (accusing him of being a misogynist, texting during his performance, implying that he’s not a “real man,” etc.).
In other words…it was great television. – Read more at Yahoo.com
‘Glee’ Star Darren Criss Responds to ‘X Factor’ Hosting Rumors – Oh, it made me look awesome! I had nothing to do with it, and it made me look so cool. It was, like, free press,” he told THR at the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute Ball on Monday night. He added: “I’m happy to say that that was not actually true.”
“It was a classic example of people running with something that they didn’t bother to check facts with,” said Criss. “But I didn’t want to get in the way. – Read more at THR
Dianna Agron Promises ‘Surprising Moments’ At ‘Glee’ Prom – “We had Eric Stoltz back with us, who directed last year’s — he’s really fun and really knows teenage life. That prom episode last year really felt like ‘Pretty in Pink’ and ‘Sixteen Candles’ — it had that awesome touch to it,” Agron said. “This prom is very different from last year’s. It wasn’t some of our last year, and there wasn’t really that thought process like that this might be one of the last moments together, so that’s all really incorporated in this year’s. There’s a fun theme to it; there’s some really surprising moments. I think people will like it.” – Read more at MTV