Mariah Carey, U2’s Bono and Swizz Beats enjoy Christmas

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Producer Swizz Beats posted Twitpics of himself and U2’s frontman Bono having a few drinks and getting loose.

“WE ALREADY STARTING OUR NEW YEARS PARTY,” Swizz Beats tweeted.  “MUCH LOVE TO MY BROTHER BONO!”

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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon’s annual Christmas card, which portrays them as Mr. and Mrs. Claus and their four dogs.

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Diddy provides free New Year’s Eve rides

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This New Year’s Eve, partygoers in New York City and Las Vegas can get a free ride home from Diddy.  The musical artist is providing free cab and subway rides to revelers as part of his Safe Rides program, which he began last year.

“We made a huge impact last year helping New York get home safely, so I’m proud to announce that we’re bringing Safe Rides back in an even bigger way,” said Combs, who along with Ciroc Vodka provides the free transportation vouchers. “New York stands as the world’s icon for a New Year’s Eve celebration and Las Vegas is the biggest party destination in the country. By bringing this program to both of these great cities we will continue to show the rest of the country that a sophisticated holiday celebration doesn’t end when the ball drops, but when everyone gets home safely.”

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‘Glee’ star animates ‘The Cleveland Show’

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On the heels of receiving a Golden Globe nomination for her role on the Fox series Glee, Jane Lynch will appear on the Fox animated series The Cleveland Show.  On Jan. 10, Lynch will play character Roberta’s new no-nonsense teacher, Ms. Eck.

“They both lack filters and say whatever awful thing comes into their mind,” Lynch told EW.com when asked about the similarities between her Glee character Sue Sylvester and Eck. “In-the-head-and-out-the-mouth syndrome,”

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Teddy Riley accused of attacking daughters

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Teddy Riley, producer and member of R&B groups Guy and Blackstreet is accused of beating his daughters with a Rock Band video game guitar, reports TMZ.com.  His 18-year-old daughter Taja Riley was granted a temporary restraining order that requires him to stay 100 yards away from her.  She also claims that she suffered several injuries when the 43-year-old musical artist began “stomping, punching and bashing them in his L.A.home on December 23.”

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Halle Berry to present at Golden Globes

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Halle Berry will be a presenter Jan. 17 at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards, announced the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Monday. Berry will join presenters, which include: Colin Ferrell, Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts and Mickey Rourke.

Robert De Niro and Leonardo Di Caprio will present Martin Scorsese with the Cecil B. DeMille Award and British comedian Ricky Gervais will host the event.

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‘Boondocks’ returns to TV


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The Black animated series, “The Boondocks” will return for a third season in 2010 after a two-year hiatus, said the show’s creator Aaron McGruder via his Twitter feed:

Finally got an airdate for Season 3. Not sure if I’m allowed to put it out yet, so I’ll just say you got about three months! Merry Xmas!!

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Tyra Banks to end talk show

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First Oprah, now Tyra Banks.  The former supermodel is ending her talk show, “The Tyra Show,” in spring 2010.  After five seasons, Banks said she wants to focus on producing films.

“There’s a lot cooking right now and a lot of fire burning in my heart,” Banks writes in an open letter on her web site, tyra.com. “And I salute you my amazing family of viewers; without you there never would have been a Tyra Show. I really love you all.”


Banks will return to television in February with the 14th season of “America’s Next Top Model.”

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