Friday, May 29, 2015

STARDUST News Bytes- May 29

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So, it's that time of the week again! It's time for STARDUST News Bytes! Here are some of the top entertainment news headlines from around the world this week...just in case you missed it!

Big Bang Theory sets up UCLA scholarship
Hit TV comedy, The Big Bang Theory has spent eight seasons making audiences around the world laugh. The show is now making an education in science possible for those who might not be able to afford it. The Big Bang Theory and the Chuck Lorre Family Foundation have joined forces to create The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Endowment at UCLA. The scholarship is aimed at helping financially disadvantaged undergraduates who are looking to major in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 20 students will be selected to receive financial aid from The Big Bang Theory scholarship for the upcoming academic year. The future plan is for five additional students to be selected every year as well. So far the scholarship fund has raised over $4 million (USD), this includes the Chuck Lorre Family Foundation's original donation and additional donations from cast members, producers, crew members and network partners. The Big Bang Theory has roots with UCLA. The show's head science consultant, Dr. David Saltzberg is a professor at the university and Mayim Bialik, who plays Amy Farrah Fowler earned her Ph.D in neuroscience there.

Mariah Carey slams American Idol
Mariah Carey dissed the reality competition show when she appeared on Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O's radio show yesterday. The music icon was asked if she'd ever return for Idol's final season. "Hell no. Absolutely not. That was the worst experience of my life" Carey responded. The pop star then went on to suggest that her feud with fellow judge, Nicki Minaj was mostly an invention of the show. "I don't think they had any intention for us to have a good experience together doing that show. Pitting two females against each other wasn't cool. It should have been about the contestants instead of some non-existant feud that turned into even more ridiculousness. I would never want to be involved with it again" Carey said.

Janet Jackson prepares for her world tour
Janet Jackson was seen preparing for her much anticipated world tour at her rehearsal studio in Los Angeles yesterday. Earlier this month the 49-year-old singer announced that she'll be debuting new music and embarking on a world tour in 2015. Jackson has been spotted rehearsing in Los Angeles since May 16. Janet dropped the bombshell about her new music and world tour just a day before her 49th birthday. "I promised you'd hear it from my lips and now you will. This year, new music, new world tour, a new movement. I've been listening. Let's keep the conversation going" Jackson said.

Lindsay Lohan is finally off probation
After eight years Lindsay Lohan is finally off probation. On Thursday a judge signed off on the 28-year-old's community service hours, agreeing with Lohan and her lawyer, Shawn Holley, that the actress has completed 125 hours of community service stemming from a 2012 reckless driving case. In February Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge, Mark Young added 125 extra community service hours onto Lohan's original 240 hours, when the court had issues with what Lohan considered to be community service, such as a meet-and-greet with fans for her London play, Speed-the-Plow. Over the course of this month LiLo has been spotted getting her community service done at both the Duffield Children's Center and the TLC Women's Shelter in New York. Lohan's actually been on probation since her 2007 run-in with the law for drug possession and DUI. Lohan took to social media to express herself. "Hard work pays off. Thank you to all those that allowed me to volunteer while in nyc. God bless you all. Amen. Clean slate, fresh start" LiLo tweeted.

Bob Saget and Lori Loughlin officially in for Fuller House
Less than a day after it was revealed that Lori Loughlin would be rejoining the cast of Full House in her role as Aunt Becky for Netflix's Fuller House John Stamos also revealed that Bob Saget would be returning as well. "Last but not least- best piece of casting yet. The great Bob Saget will be joining our show on Netflix- this completes the perfect reunion!" Stamos wrote on Twitter. This means the entire Full House gang will be back together sans Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Jodie Sweetin, who played the role of middle child, Stephanie Tanner revealed that filming could begin as early as July. "We're going to breathe life into their characters and show people what they're familiar with, but do it as adults and have fun with it" Sweetin said.

Information compiled from: Entertainment Tonight

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