Trending on the web this morning is an update on displeasing news for fans of one of television’s hottest shows, and the new Miami Dolphins logo splashing in South Florida.
"Breaking Bad" returns this summer for the series' final eight episodes, but it was recently reported that star Bryan Cranston had a top-secret script from one of the upcoming final episodes stolen when a thief broke into his car near where the series is shot in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Although a suspect has been arrested, it appears the script is still missing. Now—we're hearing Cranston's 9-1-1 call to police.
And the new Miami Dolphins team logo is getting lots of buzz. The team officially confirmed the new logo after it was leaked and appeared on NFL.com. It features a helmet-free dolphin and the team will official unveil it at the start of the NFL draft.
Trending on the web this morning is Lady Gaga's hip new ride. The singer is wheeling around in a designer 24-karat gold wheelchair as she recovers from hip surgery. Designer Ken Borochov specifically made it for her, and it comes complete with a leather seat and a removable leather canopy.
Trending on the web this morning: Bleacherreport.com looks at some wacky Super Bowl bets, and one "American Idol" contestant brings Mariah Carey to tears.
Trending on the web this morning: Beyoncé is named "Miss Millennium" by "GQ" Magazine.
For celebrities, 2012 was a scandalous year which included custody disputes, drunk driving, rehab, cheating, and divorce. Many of these scandals are featured in the 2012 Us Weekly Celebrity Yearbook issue. Bradley Jacobs is the Senior Editor of Us Weekly, and he comes to “Early Start” with the scoop on the biggest celebrity scandals of this year.
Demi Moore hospitalized and in rehab makes number five, followed by Kristen Stewart cheating on Robert Pattinson at number four, Lindsay Lohan receiving bad movie reviews and getting her probation revoked at number three and Amanda Bynes' mugshot meltdown at number two. Halle Berry, fiancée Olivier Martinez and Gabriel Aubrey, Berry’s ex, top the list with their Thanksgiving Day fight over Berry’s four year old daughter, Nahla.
The holidays often remind us what’s really important and brings out the kindness and generosity in people. In the season of giving, Alina Cho interviews one celebrity who doesn’t need the holiday reminder, actor Matt Damon. “When Matt Damon isn't busy shooting movies,” Cho says, “he's traveling the world, advocating for access to clean water.”
Things many of us take for granted, like faucets and toilets, are not so common to nearly one billion people around the world who struggle to find clean water. Damon began his quest to change this about six years ago, after a life changing trip to Africa. He met a 14-year-old girl in Zambia who made him realize that she would not have been able to go to school had someone not placed a well in her remote village. She would have been spending her days scavenging for water. "Every 20 seconds a kid under the age of five is dying, losing their life, because they do not have access to clean water,” Damon says. “And it just doesn't have to be that way."