Pittsburgh comedian Mike Wysocki won the Jack Rollins Breakthrough Talent Competition at the Cabo Comedy Festival in Los Cabos, Mexico, Oct. 2-6, and will appear on "The Arsenio Hall Show" on Wednesday (WPCW-TV, 11 p.m.), according to the Talent Network talent agency.
Mr. Wysocki is a regular guest on the WDVE morning show and now is part of the lineup on Jim Krenn's "No Restrictions" podcast.
Pittsburgh did well in the Jack Rollins competition, which recognizes rising comedy talents: comedian Terry Jones came in second, and Rachel McDowell was among the finalists.
Despite all the controversy surrounding her love of twerking, risque VMA performance and feud with Sinead O'Connor, Miley Cyrus says she's never been happier, People reports.
During an appearance on the "Today" show Monday, Cyrus, 20, told Matt Lauer, "I'm the happiest I've ever been in my whole life."
"The most important thing is being a really good person," the "Wrecking Ball" singer told Lauer when he asked her about the music video's nudity and VMA performance, which he deemed a "strategic hot mess." "And that doesn't depend on what you do on stage, that depends on how you treat people when you're off stage, and I know how I treat people."
She continued, "I don't ever really plan to offend people, but sometimes that just happens because ... they're not open to what they don't understand. But my fans understand. [The VMAs] went exactly as planned. I mean, it's a month later, and we're still talking about it ... so it worked."
Her performance on "Today"-- Cyrus sang "We Won't Stop" and "Wrecking Ball" from her album, "Bangerz," out today, as well as "Party in the USA" in front of a huge outdoor crowd -- comes after the singer earned raves as host and musical guest on "Saturday Night Live."
Seven years after being named Esquire magazine's sexiest woman alive, Scarlett Johansson has earned the title for a second time, The Associated Press reports.
Johansson, who also won in 2006, is the first woman to get the honor twice. Last year's winner was Mila Kunis.
Johansson jokingly tells the magazine she's "gotta hustle" and "pretty soon the roles you're offered all become mothers. Then they just sort of stop."
The 28-year-old actress is also off the market. She recently went public with her engagement to former French journalist Romain Dauriac. It will be her second marriage. She split from Ryan Reynolds in 2010.
Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean and most of the major nominees have signed on to perform at the Country Music Association Awards next month, the AP reports.
Swift and Aldean were among the first round of performers announced Monday for the Nov. 6 show in Nashville, Tenn. Top nominee Swift is one of four entertainer of the year nominees who will perform, along with Aldean, Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton.
Former entertainer winners Keith Urban and Tim McGraw also are scheduled to perform, along with Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town. Lambert and her husband, Shelton, have five nominations each, one behind top nominees Swift and Kacey Musgraves.
More performers will be announced later. Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will host the 47th annual awards.
Jane Fonda will receive the American Film Institute's 42nd Life Achievement Award, one of Hollywood's most prestigious career honors.
"Jane Fonda is American film royalty," AFI chairman Howard Stringer said in a statement released Thursday. "A bright light first introduced to the world as the daughter of Henry Fonda, the world watched as she found her own voice and forged her own path."
Fonda, 75, drew the ire of many Americans when she visited North Vietnam at the height of the Vietnam War, leaving a stigma that would last for decades.
The AFI award will be presented June 5.
Music producer Jermaine Dupri is joining Mariah Carey's management team, the AP reports.
A representative for Carey confirmed the news Monday. They have collaborated on hits such as "Always Be My Baby," "Don't Forget About Us" and "We Belong Together," which was named song of the decade and is one of the most popular songs of all time.
Carey said in a statement that she and Dupri "have a bond that surpasses music."
The singer is recording the new album "The Art of Letting Go." The first single, the Miguel-featured "#Beautiful," was released in May and peaked at No. 15.
Dupri has written and produced for Usher, Monica and Destiny's Child. He has had success with acts such as Kris Kross, Xscape, Bow Wow and Jagged Edge on his So So Def label.
Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez welcomed a baby boy Saturday, her rep confirms to People.
It is a second child for the Oscar winner, who married French actor Martinez in July.
The healthy baby, who was born in Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, has a 5-year-old sister, Nahla, Berry's daughter with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry.
A source at the hospital told People on Saturday night, "Olivier hasn't left Halle's side. Nahla visited her baby brother earlier today." On Sunday, the big sister was seen happily skipping and prancing in the corridor of the maternity floor.
In April, Berry said about the impending arrival: "This has been the biggest surprise of my life, to tell you the truth.
"Thought I was kind of past the point where this could be a reality for me. So it's been a big surprise and the most wonderful."people
First Published October 7, 2013 8:00 PM