This week in pop culture, Sep. 5
Published: Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 00:09
- United Kingdom boy band One Direction is keeping their name after a lawsuit involving an American band also named One Direction. They sued not only the British band, but also Simon Cowell’s record label and Sony Music for $1 million. The two bands reached an agreeable settlement, and the UK band will keep their name as is.
-Michael Strahan was announced as the new co-host of Live with Kelly! Kelly Ripa had been looking for a new co host for nearly nine months after former host Regis Philbin retired. 58 other co hosts had been considered for the job, including Ripa’s husband Mark Consuelos, Neal Patrick Harris, and Nick Lachey.
-Billie Joe Armstrong was hospitalized over the weekend in Italy, putting a performance at the I Festival on hold. The Green Day singer’s cause for being rushed to the hospital was not released, but his two band mates, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool, apologized profusely and stated that Billie was very upset about the performance being pulled.
-Hip Hop mogul Chris Lighty’s death ruled a suicide. Lighty, 44, was found dead in his apartment with a gunshot through his head. Lighty was responsible for managing multiple stars including Mariah Carey, 50 Cent, and Missy Elliot.
- Michael Clarke Duncan, star of The Green Mile and Sin City, passed away this week. He suffered a heart attack back in July and never recovered from it. Duncan was engaged to “Apprentice” star Omarosa Manigault. The Oscar nominee was 54 years old.