The Sochi Olympics has tapped the faux lesbian pop duo t.A.T.u. to perform at Friday's opening ceremony, The Associated Press reports.
The event's producer Konstantin Ernst explained that the singers were chosen because their 2003 hit "Not Gonna Get Us" is one of the few Russian pop songs that is an international hit. He added that the message of the song would hopefully motivate athletes.
Jay Leno took his final bow on The Tonight Show Thursday, and his fellow late-night hosts each paid tribute — and in one case, took jabs — in their own way.
Conan O'Brien, who briefly replaced Leno on Tonight during the 2009-10 late-night shakeup, zinged in his monologue on Conan: "The Olympics start airing tonight on NBC. It's very cool. That's right, NBC has the Olympics. It's a big deal. NBC will finally get to show somebody who is OK with passing the torch."
"I allowed myself one, but it was a good one," O'Brien added.
Pussy Riot, Stephen Colbert
Despite the language barrier, Pussy Riot more than kept up with Stephen Colbert during their appearance on his faux conservative show Colbert Report.
Masha Alyokhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova, two members of the Russian punk band who were recently released from prison for insulting Vladamir Putin, proved that humor isn't necessarily lost in translation.
When Colbert, who was posing as a "friend" of Putin, told the pair they would be searched before leaving the building, Tolokonnikova quickly shot back, "We've had two years of practice hiding things from searches."
Russell Wilson, Robert Turbin
CBS has partnered with the NFL to broadcast Thursday Night Footballfor the 2014 season, the network and the NFL announced Wednesday.
CBS and the NFL Network will simultaneously broadcast eight early season games. The NFL Network will also air eight late-season games leading up to the playoffs, resulting in a total of 14 Thursday night games and two late-season games on Saturdays.
Moses Farrow is standing by his adoptive father Woody Allen amid allegations that the filmmaker sexually abused his sister Dylan.
In response to Dylan's open letter, in which she describes her adoptive father molesting her when she was 7, Moses says their mother Mia Farrow is to blame for turning Dylan against Allen.
Selena Gomez spent two weeks in rehab last month, Radar Online reports.
On Jan. 5, the singer was admitted to the Arizona recovery facility Dawn at the Meadows, which specializes in young patients suffering from emotional trauma, addiction or dual diagnosis concerns.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
The New York Police Department has arrested four suspected heroin dealers with possible connections to the apparent overdose of Philip Seymour Hoffman, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"Four people were arrested earlier this evening under suspicion of narcotics offenses but whether they are connected to the Hoffman death or not is still under investigation, and the case is still developing," NYPD Detective Antonetti said Tuesday.