Mr. Pop Culture Report – July 22… Katy Perry Album… Comic Con Is On… More Pop Culture History

The View” gets re-invented on CBS – CBS announces  that the hosts of the as-yet untitled daytime show include Sharon Osbourne; Sara Gilbert of “Roseanne; Holly Robinson Peete from “Celebrity Apprentice”; Broadway actress Marissa Jaret Winokur; Leah Remini of “The King of Queens;” and  CBS’ Julie Chen. Gilbert developed the program, which will be the network’s only daytime talk show, and is its executive producer. It’s set for a fall debut, but a specific date was not announced.

Katy Perry – hot on the summer charts with “California Gurls” – has a new and nude album coming out August 24. Look for a lot of Katy on the cover of “Teenage Dream” on August 24.

Google’s second quarter didn’t do much to help get the company’s stock out of its current rut. The world’s online search leader reported a quarterly profit on Thursday that rose from its year-ago results but missed Wall Street’s forecasts. Though quarterly earnings rose 24% from a year earlier — healthy by any standards — it’s far from the nearly 40% average growth rate that Google posted over the past five years.

Police say rapper Foxy Brown has been arrested in New York City for allegedly violating an order of protection. A police spokesman said he had no details on the arrest Wednesday in Brooklyn. A report said Brown got into an altercation with her neighbor Arlene Raymond, during which curses and name-calling allegedly ensued. Brown was later booked at New York’s 77th precinct and released on bail.

About 125,000 are expected to attend the San Diego International Comic-Con, running from Thursday (July 22) through Sunday (July 25). This historic four-day comic book convention may be infamous for long lines and crowded spaces, but for those lacking a four-day pass and a geeky costume, TVGuide.com will be giving you full-access to all the TV-related happening at the panels and with your favorite stars. Check out our full list of coverage below and remember to visit TVGuide.com for all of your 2010 Comic-Con updates.

Mr. Pop Culture Report – July 8… … Ryan Seacrest Is Up To Something… Lower Ticket Demand Pulls Back “Idol” Tour… Hot Hits This Week.

Lower demand – Seven shows on the American Idol Live! Tour have been canceled while others have been changed, according to a revised schedule released by tour organizer Live Nation. The tour featuring the ninth season’s top 10 singers was originally planned to end Sept. 16 in Portland, Maine, but is now scheduled to stop on Sept. 14 in Pittsburgh.

The Hollywood Reporter says Ryan Seacrest is piloting a new dance show project for E! Networks. Exact details of the untitled project have yet to be revealed, but the show will co-star Lady Gaga choreographer Laurie Ann Gibson and will revolve around choreographers and dancers in Los Angeles

Music passing – Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Moonglows member and Motown legend Harvey Fuqua died at age 80 on Tuesday in a Detroit hospital. The cause of death was “coronary problems” from an unspecified illness, according to the Motown Alumni Association.

Hot Hits This Week In 2010 –

California Gurls – Katy Perry fea. Snoop Dogg

OMG – Usher fea. will.i.am

Love The Way You Lie – Eminem fea. Rihanna

Billionaire – Travie McCoy fea. Bruno Mars

Airplanes – B.o.B. fea. Hayley Williams

Find Your Love – Drake

Your Love Is My Drug – Ke$ha

Cooler Than Me – Mike Posner

Mr. Pop Culture Report – June 30

Larry King, the longtime host of “Larry King Live” announced he’s ending his primetime show after 25 years on air. An individual at CNN told TheWrap that King will continue doing his show until November. King signed a new contract with the network to produce quarterly specials once “Larry King Live” ends its run. One CNN insider said that turmoil in Larry King’s personal life led to the decision. “What brought this to a head was his messy personal life, and he’s old – it’s too much.”

Christinia Aguilera and Eminem are the latest stars to sign up for a cameo appearance in “Entourage.” Jessica Simpson and Zac Efron have previously filmed guest slots for the drama. Both Aguilera and rapper Eminem are set to appear in the upcoming series opposite Adrian Grenier. ”

Tom Cruise losing box office appeal as his “Knight and Day” does about $20 million business its first week – a Cruise low.

Actor Macaulay Culkin’s Sister Is Killed

older sister Dakota has died after she was hit by a car in West Los Angeles. She was walking when she stepped off a curb and was struck by the vehicle. She was taken to UCLA Medical Center where she died on Wednesday. The 29-year-old recently worked as an art production assistant on the 2009 thriller “Lost Soul.” Police are investigating the accident and no arrests have been made so far.

Gary Coleman In Trouble Again

SALT LAKE CITY – Gary Coleman has pleaded no contest to a disorderly conduct charge stemming from a September incident at a bowling alley.

The 40-year-old former star of “Diff’rent Strokes” was ordered to pay a $100 fine in a Payson court Tuesday. He also pleaded no contest to a reckless driving charge, which will be waived if he doesn’t have any other violations within a year.

According to court documents, Coleman, his wife and his bodyguard were going bowling in Payson, about 96 kilometres south of Salt Lake City, when bystander Colt Rushton took a few photos of Coleman with his cell phone camera and took a few more of Coleman’s truck in the parking lot.

Rushton’s lawyer says Coleman’s wife took Rushton’s cell phone, a scuffle ensued and then Coleman ran into Rushton with his truck as he was backing out of the parking lot.

Famous Fashion Critic Mr. Blackwell Dies At 86

He tanked the best of them…

Mr. (Richard) Blackwell, perhaps the world’s most famous fashion critic, has passed away in Los Angeles at the age of 86-years-old. Mr. Blackwell has died from an intestinal infection.

Blackwell, whose first name was Richard, was a little-known dress designer when he issued his first tongue-in-cheek criticism of Hollywood fashion disasters for 1960—long before Joan Rivers and others turned such ridicule into a daily affair.

Blackwell was best known for his ‘Ten Worst Dressed Women’ list which was an annual stop for the likes of Britney Spears, Cher, Madonna, Paris Hilton, and others.

Richard was a fashion designer before becoming famous for his ‘Worst Dressed Women.’ Blackwell’s list was in part the inspiration for Bumpshack’s “Worst Dressed Celeb of the Day.”

Mr. Blackwell once did a talkshow over radio station KABC in Los Angeles as well as other long-form radio-TV projects. He was the king of the fashion put down and according to AP – here are some legendary Blackwell comments from the past:

Christina Aguilera: “Is she a boring and body-baring bungle — or just auditioning for ‘Sheena, Queen of the Jungle?’”

_ Courtney Love: “When push comes to shove, no one’s fashion is tackier and wackier than funky, punky Love!”

_ Mary Kate Olsen: “She resembles a tattered toothpick trapped in a hurricane.”

_ The Dixie Chicks: “They look like a trio of truck-stop fashion tragedies trapped in a typhoon.”

_ Rene Zellweger: “A painted pumpkin on a pogo stick.”

_ Ann-Margret: “Marlon Brando in a g-string.”

_ Bjork: “She dances in the dark — and dresses there, too.”

_ Martha Stewart: “She dresses like the centerfold for the Farmer’s Almanac.”

_ Sharon Stone: “She looks like an over-the-hill Cruella de Ville.”

_ Elizabeth Taylor: “Looks like two small boys fighting under a mink blanket.”

_ Amy Winehouse: “Exploding beehives above, tacky polka-dots below, she’s part 50′s carhop horror.”

_ Cher: “A million beads and one overexposed derriere.”

_ Sarah Jessica Parker: “From ‘Sex and the City’ Sarah’s fashions are a mix-and-match pity.”

You can read more about Mr. Blackwell in the Mr. Pop Culture “this week in pop culture” archives.

Mrs. Tom Cruise Under The Neon Lights On Broadway

Holmes’ official debut on the New York stage was expected to be feted Thursday night at the “All My Sons” premiere with a madhouse red carpet, plenty of press — and maybe even a few protesters on hand.

Celeb gawkers hoping to catch a glimpse of Mrs. Tom Cruise were sure to add to the crush of attention on the revival of Arthur Miller’s drama, in which she has a supporting role. Though the play has been in previews for weeks, its official bow was perhaps the most eagerly awaited event on Broadway this fall, if not in years.

Hollywood stars like Julia Roberts and Sean Combs have in recent years tried their talents on the New York stage and in doing so, brought huge buzz to their productions.

Holmes’ Broadway entree at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre has already proven at least as big a draw. In its first full week of eight preview performances, it was the highest-grossing play on Broadway, with a haul of $684,002 from playing at nearly 98 percent capacity at the 1,052-seat theater.

The revival of Miller’s play — which was first performed on Broadway in 1947 — stars John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest and Patrick Wilson. Reviews of the production were to be published late Thursday.

Cruise, renown as a Scientologist, attended the first preview performance of “All My Sons” and called it “extraordinary.”

Anti-Scientology protesters have at times demonstrated outside the theater. At the first preview, roughly 30 protesters stood behind a barricade, chanting “Scientology kills!”

“All My Sons” concerns businessman Joe Keller (Lithgow) whose factory supplied defective cylinder parts to the military, resulting in the deaths of 21 pilots during World War II. Wiest plays Keller’s wife; Wilson his idealistic son; and Holmes the son’s fiancee and daughter of Keller’s disgraced partner.

Britney On Top Of Pop

Singer Britney Spears has returned to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time since her debut single Baby One More Time, in 1999.

“Womanizer,” the first track off her new album Circus, was boosted by first-week download sales of 286,000.

Spears has scored the biggest opening-week tally by a female artist, beating Mariah Carey with Touch My Body.

Last October, top 10 single Gimme More jumped from 68 to number three, with first-week download sales of 179,000.

Successful comeback

Despite a gap of almost 10 years between number one hits, the star has only had three other tracks in the US top 10.

Those records included Toxic, Oops!…I Did it Again and You Drive Me Crazy.

Her last album Blackout went to number two in 2007.

Circus is set to be released on 2 December, which also coincides with the star’s 27th birthday.

After suffering a very public breakdown last year, which saw her lose custody of her children, Spears recently won three prizes at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Fans are hoping the new album is the start of a successful comeback.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday jury selection for the singer’s court trial, for driving without a valid California license, began.

However the singer exercised her right to stay away from court. Selection will continue on Thursday.

BBC