Tonight Show Gets Downsized; Madonna Gets Sued; Willie Nelson Gets Sidelined
08.20.12 by Mandy
On Friday, The Tonight Show underwent some serious downsizing. In order to stay on budget, the show lost 20 staffers, while producers and Jay Leno, himself, took significant pay cuts. A spokesman for Leno released a statement saying: "Jay’s foremost concern is for the wonderful people who work for The Tonight Show. He did what was necessary to ensure their well-being."
Some Russian activists have sued Madonna for voicing her support for gay rights at a recent concert in St. Petersburg. A law was passed in the city early this year that makes it illegal to promote homosexuality to minors. During the show, Madge asked fans to raise their hands and show off pink armbands in support of the gays and lesbians in the crowd. The activists are asking for around $10.5 million in "damages."
Rumor has it that Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake got hitched over the weekend. The pair were reportedly at a friend's estate in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and tied the knot in a private ceremony.
The stars of Breaking Dawn - Part 2 have reportedly opted out of appearances at four upcoming official Twilight conventions. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have been keeping a low profile since the actress was spotted canoodling with her Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders. Though he isn't a part of any current scandal, Taylor Lautner has also declined on turning up for the official conventions.
Country music legend Willie Nelson was forced to cancel a show on Saturday. The performance was supposed to take place in Castle Pines Village, Colo., near Denver, but emphysema combined with the high altitude caused significant breathing problems for Nelson, and forced him to cancel the show. The performance was part of a fundraiser for a Denver-based animal shelter.