December 29, 2013 02:24:02 GMT
NBC planned a big transition in its late-night line-up, Angelina Jolie revealed her brave decision to prevent cancer, and Kim Kardashian gave birth to her daughter in the second quarter of the year.
Entering the second trimester of 2013, NBC announced plans for a big shakeup in its late-night line-up which is highlighted in the second part of AceShowbiz's annual Kaleidoscope. The network officially appointed to take over the "Tonight Show" throne from effective February 2014. Upcoming movie projects were also shaping up, with some casting news coming from big films like "", which tapped as its villain, and "", which brought into the fold to play Quicksilver.
In celebrities' personal lives, might now inspire more people after revealing her brave decision to have double mastectomy to avoid cancer after she found out that she's a breast cancer gene carrier. Meanwhile, congratulations were in order for and , who welcomed their first child, a baby girl named North West, in June.
It was only a matter of time before NBC confirmed that would take over "The Tonight Show" from . After months of speculation about the veteran talk-show host's retirement, it was finally made official on April 3 that the "" alum was tapped as Leno's successor on the 11:35 P.M. slot. Making sure that the transition would be smoother than the previous time involving , Fallon and Leno appeared in sketches on both "The Tonight Show" and the "Late Night" show to address the issue. Talks have since begun about what Fallon's planning to do on "The Tonight Show", with him saying that the "Late Night" team intended to pretty much do the exact same thing, just an hour earlier.
- Other notable events of the month:
- Apr 01: "" star Shain Gandee died.
- Apr 03: was officially tapped to take over "The Tonight Show" from .
- Apr 03: Richie Sambora stopped joining on tour due to "personal issue".
- Apr 04: Movie critic Roger Ebert died.
- Apr 07: was named Entertainer of the Year at the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards.
- Apr 11: Comedian Jonathan Winters died.
- Apr 12: "" had a bittersweet ending.
- Apr 14: "" was named Movie of the Year at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards.
- Apr 17: was chosen by Time magazine as the second most influential person over the past ten years.
- Apr 17: "" and "" sequels were officially greenlit.
- Apr 19: was charged with disorderly conduct as husband was booked for DUI.
- Apr 22: Comedy Central canceled "" after seven seasons.
- Apr 22: was honored with Chaplin Award.
- Apr 24: was named the world's most beautiful woman by People magazine.
- Apr 25: denied accusation that she inked a mega deal with Sony Music to avoid prison time for tax evasion.
- Apr 26: Country legend died at 81.
- Apr 27: took home Best Female Artist award at 2013 Radio Disney music Awards while ex-boyfriend won Best Male Artist.
- Apr 28: was hailed as the best actress at the 2013 Olivier Awards.
- Apr 30: left "" to star on its spin-off, "".
When it comes to health, wasn't reluctant to sacrifice one of her best assets. The actress, famous for her curves, announced in mid-May that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy in April to avoid cancer. Her bold decision was made following her family's bad history with cancer. Her mother Marcheline Bertrand had breast cancer and died from ovarian cancer, and her maternal grandmother died from the same disease. With the surgery, 's fiancee lowered her chances of developing breast cancer to under 5 percent. Health campaigners praised her decision as she hoped that "other women can benefit from my experience."
- Other notable events of the month:
- May 01: was cast as "" villain.
- May 01: Rapper Chris Kelly of Kris Kross died at 34.
- May 05: "" season 22 crowned Anthony and Bates Battaglia as the winning team.
- May 06: "Cops" moved to Spike TV after 25 seasons on FOX.
- May 09: announced he quit as a judge on "".
- May 10: USA Network canceled "" after seven seasons.
- May 12: NBC announced as 's replacement on "Late Night" show.
- May 12: ": Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites" hailed John Cochran as the winner.
- May 14: revealed she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy to avoid cancer.
- May 14: announced decision to leave "" at the end of the 38th season.
- May 16: won "" season 12.
- May 16: 's Michael Scott returned to "" series finale.
- May 19: broke up with .
- May 19: won Top Artist award and Top Male Artist at 2013 Billboard Music Awards as took home Top Artist and Top Female Artist awards.
- May 19: was the winner of "" season 6.
- May 21: "" season 16 crowned as the winner.
- May 22: , and were among Forbes' Most Powerful Women.
- May 24: was tapped to play Quicksilver in "".
- May 25: bowed out of "" movie adaptation.
- May 26: "" snagged Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
- May 27: "" had the fourth-biggest Memorial Day opening in history.
- May 29: Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg were confirmed to direct "".
- May 30: and confirmed their departures from "".
- May 30: and welcomed baby girl.
closed an old chapter in her life and began a new one in June. Less than two weeks after her divorce with was finalized, the E! reality TV star gave birth to her daughter with five weeks earlier than the due date. The proud parents named their bundle of joy North West, which means the baby is the highest point for the couple. While the world was eagerly waiting to get a look at their daughter, the couple decided not to sale the baby's first photo to any media but debuted it on Kim's mother 's talk show in August, ending months of fans' curiosity.
- Other notable events of the month:
- Jun 02: "The Sopranos" was dubbed the best written TV series of all time by The Writer Guild of America East and West (GA).
- Jun 03: "" became the fifth biggest-grossing movie of all time with $1.18 billion.
- Jun 05: Showtime canceled "" after three seasons.
- Jun 05: Paris Jackson attempted suicide.
- Jun 06: Mel Brooks was awarded with the Life Achievement Award by American Film Institute (AFI).
- Jun 06: HBO announced season 4 of "" would be the last for the show.
- Jun 09: and Tracy Letts won at the 67th Tony Awards.
- Jun 10: "" and "" were tied as Best Drama Series at the 2013 Critics' Choice Television Awards.
- Jun 12: confirmed had given birth to baby daughter.
- Jun 16: "" and "Sesame Street" won big at the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.
- Jun 16: Erin Brady from Connecticut was crowned as 2013 Miss USA.
- Jun 17: dropped out of "" reboot.
- Jun 18: was out of "" after alleged feud with co-star .
- Jun 18: became the most viewed artist on YouTube, edging out .
- Jun 18: won "" season 4.
- Jun 19: "" officially hired Sam Taylor-Johnson as director.
- Jun 19: died in Italy of heart attack.
- Jun 19: , who was cast as Mary-Jane, was cut from "".
- Jun 20: signed up to return as Iron Man in two "" sequels.
- Jun 21: Food Network dropped amid her alleged use of N-word.
- Jun 22: 's father died after reported battle with cancer.
- Jun 22: George Lucas married his fiancee Mellody Hobson.
- Jun 24: married Nnamdi Asomugha.
- Jun 25: set new record as her raunchy "We Can't Stop" music video garnered 10.7 million views during its first 24 hours on YouTube.
- Jun 26: topped Forbes' list of the most powerful musician.
- Jun 26: "" and "" were among the winners at 2013 Saturn Awards.
- Jun 26: "" claimed big victory at the 39th Saturn Awards.
- Jun 28: lost daughter Charlotte to ovarian cancer.
- Jun 29: Sarah Guyard-Guillot of Cirque du Soleil died after falling 50 feet during performance.
- Jun 30: and fiance welcomed son Ace Knute.