Pick your pundit when Bill O'Reilly and Jon Stewart face off for a special 90-minute debate about the 2012 presidential race, the AP reports.
The host of Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor" and the anchor of Comedy Central's fake newscast "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" have announced they will clash in the event, dubbed "The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium."
This live debate will be streamed online Oct. 6 from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The price is $4.95, with one-half of the profits donated to a number of unspecified charities.
In a statement, Stewart quipped that "The Rumble" will be entertaining for all, including "people who just enjoy yelling."
It's why Al Gore invented the Internet, the announcement added.
Usher and Shakira are joining "The Voice" as new coaches next spring, when Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green take a break from the show, NBC said Monday, the AP reports.
Original coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will remain on board in season four, the network said. The singing contest began airing its third season last week.
Aguilera is going on the road to support her new album, while Green is developing new music and a sitcom based on his life for NBC.
"As I have expressed since Day One of the show ... I am a singer and performer first and I am so excited to get back to that love," Aguilera said in a statement. But she expressed eagerness about returning to "The Voice" in the future.
So did Green, who said he'll be back for season five. In the meantime, he invited Usher and Shakira to make themselves at home.
"The Voice" started as a midseason show and then added a fall cycle after posting solid ratings for NBC. The network's entertainment chief, Bob Greenblatt, said that created a time crunch for the coaches, and that NBC was glad to help Aguilera and Green take time from the program.
"Fifty Shades of Grey" author E. L. James is a far cry from the sultry characters she's created in her best-selling novels, People reports.
For a woman whose trilogy introduced the controversial BDSM (bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism) lifestyle to much of the nation, the married mother of two is surprisingly mum. When asked about the sexual relationship that made the "Fifty Shades" series bedroom fodder for many at Monday's "Fifty Shades of Grey: The Classical Album" event at Manhattan's Soho House, James politely declined.
"I don't want to comment on that," she told Alicia Quarles of E! News
But when pressed about the film adaptation in the works, the author had plenty to say.
"All this has been a huge shock to me," she said. "When I got the first email asking about the film rights, I nearly fell off my chair; it was a huge Hollywood agency!"
As fans of the series are buzzing with suggestions for who should bring characters Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey to life on the big screen, James is careful not to endorse any particular actor.
"It gets messy," she said. "You might end up with somebody else [other than who I suggested]."
While the trilogy is expected to translate into a blockbuster film franchise, James insists Hollywood was never her "intention" and that the wild reception the series has received is still shocking to her. ("It's all noise," she said.)
Her favorite part of her new-found celebrity? Meeting her fans.
"The books are my fantasy. I wrote them for me, really, and the wonderful thing about doing this is they seem to be other peoples' fantasies, so I'm not such a pervert," she said with a laugh.
Sweet dreams are made to come true for Annie Lennox.
The singer, 57, got married Saturday in London, her spokesperson confirms. Lennox tied the knot with American Dr. Mitch Besser, also 57. The Harvard-educated gynecologist founded mothers2mothers, a private organization based in Africa that is dedicated to reducing mother-to-child HIV transmission, People reports.
The Mail Online reported that the private ceremony took place with 150 friends on a private boat on the Thames River.
According to the report, Lennox's daughters, Lola, 22, and model Tali, 19, were her bridesmaids.
Guests munched on sashimi and mini roast puddings, followed by mini fruitcakes for dessert. Guests included Oscar winner Colin Firth and American comedienne Ruby Wax.
Previously, the Scottish crooner was married to German Hare Krishna devotee Radha Raman and Israeli film producer Uri Fruchtmann, who is the father of her two daughters.
Lennox reportedly met Besser in 2009 through his charity for which she fundraises. In 2011, Lennox received an OBE from Queen Elizabeth, not for her contributions to music, but for her charity work. She is a committed activist, raising money and awareness for HIV charities.
Olympic snowboarder Shaun White issued an apology Tuesday after his arrest for public intoxication and vandalism, People reports.
"I want to apologize for the unwise choices I made over the weekend and for any inconvenience it caused my family, friends, business partners, the hotel and their guests," he says in a statement, which he posted on his Facebook page. "I was celebrating a happy occasion with a ton of family and friends and got carried away. I'm truly sorry for my poor behavior."
White, 26, a two-time gold medalist, was arrested early Sunday morning in Nashville, where he was attending musician Patrick Carney's wedding.
Police say White pulled a hotel fire alarm, causing evacuations, then attempted to flee the scene while being pursued by a citizen, who had alerted police. The chase ended when White fell backward and hit his head against a fence, according to police.
He was then transported to a hospital for treatment and released.
Officers responding to the scene Sunday at 2 a.m. reported that White appeared to be extremely intoxicated and smelled strongly of alcohol.
A source close to White disputes reports that he vandalized his hotel room or spent time in jail. The source also says White was not seriously injured.
U.K. singer Emeli Sande has married boyfriend Adam Gouragine, the AP reports.
Sande's U.S. representative confirmed that the R&B singer tied the knot with her longtime beau. No details were provided.
The 25-year-old released her debut, "Our Versions of Events," in July. She collaborated with Alicia Keys on the album and has written for Keys' upcoming release. She's also written songs for Susan Boyle, Cheryl Cole and Tinie Tempah.
Sande won critics' choice at this year's Brit Awards and recently toured with Coldplay in the United States and Europe.
Sande was raised in Scotland. Her parents are from England and South Africa. She completed four years of medical school before signing a music publishing deal in 2010.people