This week, a famous pop star celebrates his birthday, an Office employee quits and a troubled actress makes her TV comeback.
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Justin Bieber turns 18: The pop sensation celebrated his birthday today on The Ellen Degeneres Show, where he received a special gift: an all-new 2012 Fisker Karma luxury all-electric car.
"You work really, really hard and I always yell at you, 'Don't get anything flashy. We're not about that. Be humble.' And I kind of broke my own rule," his manager Scooter Bruan said. "We decided to get you a car that would make you stand out a little on the road, and I think you know where I'm going and you're freaking out a little bit right now. It's a Fisker Karma." The car, valued at more than $100,000, was a gift from Braun and from Bieber's mentor Usher.
Meanwhile, fans can catch Justin Bieber pull a prank on his friend Taylor Swift on Punk'd, which returns on March 29 at 10/9c on MTV.
Could a little Snooki be on the way?
That's the rumor everyone's talking about despite Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi's denial that she has a bun in her oven. According to TMZ
, however, the Jersey Shore star just didn't want to spill the beans of her pregnancy before the third month because "she didn't want to jinx herself."
Lindsay Lohan on Saturday Night Live this week: The 25-year-old actress, who is also playing Elizabeth Taylor in an upcoming film, told Matt Lauer on the Today Show that she "will not let anyone down."Aware of people who are not convinced that she has turned a new leaf, she feels grateful for the opportunity with SNL, adding"I'm gonna do what I'm supposed to do, and enjoy doing it, and do it as best as I can."
No X Factor for Janet Jackson:
After several reports surfaced that the singer might be serving as one of the judges on Simon Cowell's The X Factor
, Jackson released a statement saying that she's "very flattered that X Factor
let me know that I was being considered for next season, but it just wouldn't be possible." According E! News
, no negotiations took place plus she has a prior commitment to her Number Ones Up Close and Personal Tour. She also has an upcoming movie with Tyler Perry.
James Spader quits The Office:
The former Boston Legal
actor, who came on board the NBC comedy to fill the void left by Steve Carell (Michael Scott), will not be returning for season 9, assuming that The Office
will be renewed for another season. "James always wanted this to be a one-year arc, and he now leaves us having created one of the most enigmatic and dynamic characters in television," said producer Paul Lieberstein
, who plays Toby Flenderson on the show. "He's been a great friend to me and the show, helping us successfully transition into the post-Michael Scott years, and I'm grateful for that." The news of Spader's departure comes on the heels of rumors that other cast members might also be leaving, including Rainn Wilson, who has his own NBC spin-off, and Mindy Kaling, who has a comedy pilot with FOX. Now the question remains: Can The Office
survive without them?
(Image courtesy of NBC)