The Morning Roundup: New 'Hobbit' Trailer, 'This Is The End' Kills It, Down To Three On 'The Voice'
The first trailer for "The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug" is out, and the second film in Peter Jackson's trilogy looks like it's set to deliver on the action. There's also a good shot of the dragon's head, but unfortunately we've yet to hear it talk with the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch. There's also a few clips of the only female in the film, Evangeline Lilly, who plays the elf warrior Tauriel. Die-hard fans may not like her though, because she wasn't in the book. Nor was evil Orc chief Azog but for more than a mention by the wizard Gandalf. (story)
There are only four singers left on The Voice, with mentor Blake Shelton in good position to win it all for the third straight season. Shelton's acts Danielle Bradbery and The Swon Brothers are still alive, while the final contestant, Michelle Chamuel, belongs to mentor Usher. Shakira and Adam Levine have been eliminated from the competition, giving Blake a 67% chance of a threepeat. (recap)
The stars of "Man Of Steel" hit the red carpet Monday night for the film's premiere. Check out pics of the dazzling Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Henry Cavill (Clark Kent/Superman), Russell Crowe (Jor-El) & More! (story)
2 Chainz was at the center of conflicting police reports over an incident in San Francisco on Sunday, when the rapper and his 14-strong entourage were reportedly robbed by three armed assailants. Shots were reportedly fired, but 2 Chainz said there was no robbery and he later tweeted that he and his crew were just smoking some pot before a scheduled show at a festival in Oakland later that day. Perhaps that tipped off cops in Los Angeles, where he was arrested for felony drug possession on Tuesday for trying to take marijuana and prescription-only promethazine onto a flight. (story)
Bass player Ted Dwayne, of British folk-rockers Mumford & Sons, was hospitalized on Monday after doctors found a blood clot on his brain. Doctors said that he'll require surgery and the band has since canceled their remaining tour dates for the week. No further shows will be canceled or postponed. (story)
The Jackson family has made it clear that they're against Michael's daughter Paris going to live with her biological mother, Debbie Rowe. But it's not up to them, it's up to Paris. (story)
Tiger Woods' former "mistress #1" Rachel Uchitel, who found 15 minutes of fame after the golfer's numerous affairs went public, has received divorce papers from her husband of 18 months, Matt Hahn, who cited "cruel and inhumane" treatment from his estranged wife. (story)
The end of the world promises to be lots of fun -- if it plays out like Seth Rogen's new stoner comedy "This Is the End." Stoner squad Rogen, James Franco, Danny McBride and Jonah Hill head up the cast of the movie, which features numerous cameos from big stars like Rihanna and Emma Watson. Check out the review (here).
What the hell happened to Denise Richards? (story)
Kanye West has recruited potential future brother-in-law Scott Disick (assuming Kanye and Kim Kardashian marry and Kourtney Kardashian finally accepts a wedding proposal from Scott) for his new music video to promote his forthcoming album, "Yeezus." Kim's BFF Jonathan Cheban also stars in the short, reportedly getting offed in the end. (story)