Denise Weeks brought new life — and
emotion — to a classic Whitney Houston song on part two of the “The X Factor” premiere on Wednesday.
The single mom of two college students
revealed she sings in the New York City subways for tips, but has never taken any opportunity to further her career, shyly saying she was waiting for “X Factor.”
All that is set to change after Weeks’
acapella rendition of Houston’s “Greatest Love of All.”
“Guess what, ‘The X Factor”s been waiting for you,” Simon Cowell told her after the moving performance.
Kelly Rowland agreed, saying, “We have been waiting on you, period. We’re so happy that you’re here.”
And Demi Lovato predicted, “I feel like one day you’re going to be singing in front of lots and lots of people.”
Alexa Vega is engaged to Carlos Pena of Big Time Rush!
On Wednesday, the Spy Kids actress posted a picture of Pena and captioned it, “Hello fiancé…”
Pena, meanwhile, shared a picture of Vega — and what appears to be her engagement ring — on Instagram ( see
below ), writing, “My angel!!! @vegaalexa awesome road trip
so far!! Now we just need to get back…”
It will be the second marriage for Vega, who married Sean Covel in 2010 and divorced him in 2012.
Sara Gilbert opened up about realizing she was gay while dating “Roseanne” co-star Johnny Galecki during an emotional segment
on Thursday’s “The Talk.”
She also talked about how he helped her through her discovery, kept her secret for years, and the fears she still has concerning her sexuality.
Justin Bieber and Tyga collaborate on a new track called “Wait For a Minute.”
A full version of the song has now debuted.
“Wait For a Minute” will reportedly be
included on DJ Tay James ’ upcoming mix tape.
Dina Lohan was arrested for drunk
driving in Long Island, New York on
Lindsay ’s mom was reportedly pulled over for speeding at approximately 11 p.m.
Police said Lohan’s BMW was going 77 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone on Northern State Parkway.
She appeared intoxicated, and subsequently failed a Breathalyzer test.
Lohan blew a .20 — more than twice the legal limit of .08.
According to law enforcement officials, Lohan claimed that she was injured during her arrest, but paramedics found no evidence of injuries, at which point she recanted her allegation.
Lohan was taken into custody and charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI, and speeding.
She was later released.
A court appearance is scheduled for September 24.
Alicia Keys dons a bikini on the beach in Rio de Janeiro. Alicia looks very fit in her orange bikini. The photo was shared by her husband Swizz Beatz. Beatz captioned the photo “Yeah baby” and “Bond girl flow” in reference to Halle Berry’s role as Jinx in Die Another Day . Halle’s Jinx character also wore an orange bikini, although her bikini also had a white belt with a knife sheath.
Nicole Kidman was knocked down after being hit by a photographer on a bike Thursday.
Nicole Kidman is supposedly pressing charges after a freelance paparazzo hit her as he was riding a bicycle on the sidewalk.
Kidman, 46, was returning to the Carlyle Hotel after attending the Calvin Klein show at New York’s Fashion Week when photographer Carl Wu slammed into the starlet. FZS
Ambulance and police were called to the Caryle Hotel after the incident involving Nicole Kidman.
According to a witness for TMZ, Wu appeared to hit the brakes but didn’t stop in time. A photographer at the scene told the gossip site that Kidman told Wu she wanted to press charges.
Nicole Kidman was knocked down by photographer Carl Wu exiting the Carlyle Hotel.
Another observer told Us Weekly that Kidman appeared more shaken than injured.
“She looked hurt, but there wasn’t any blood,” the witness said . “She put her shoes back on and ran into the Carlyle.”
An ambulance arrived on the scene to check on the star.
TMZ reports that cops will write Wu a ticket for illegally riding his bicycle on the sidewalk but will not arrest him for anything more serious.
A representative for Kidman did not immediately return the Daily News’ request for comment.
Madison Beer, 14, has released her first song. She was recently singed by Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun. Her first single is called “Melodies.” Madison sings about hearing melodies in her head in the song.
Justin Bieber appears in the video. He sends Madison headphones as a present.
Britney Spears has shared the cover art for her next single, “Work Bitch.” Britney wears a leotard and boa and stands in fronts of a mirror on the cover. Britney tweeted , “4 days people! Go call the Po-Lice! Go call the Governor!”
Britney Spears’ website, britneyspears.com , has a countdown until the single premieres on September 16.
Kim and Kanye, who have been living with Kim’s mum since welcoming their daughter, were seen yesterday inspecting on-going construction of their $11million mansion in Bel Air. Kim bought the stunning Mediterranean-style mansion brand new last month but
wanted some renovations before moving in.