Capus makes switch to CBS
Former NBC News chief Steve Capus is joining CBS as the top executive behind Scott Pelley’s evening newscast.
Capus left NBC in 2013 after eight years as president of the news division. He was Tom Brokaw’s last executive producer at NBC’s “Nightly News” and is close to Brian Williams, whom he will now compete with.
CBS favors a more meat-and-potatoes news approach than its rivals, but its evening newscast has been unable to climb out of third place in the ratings. Capus will replace Pat Shevlin, who has transferred to “60 Minutes.”
Efron is candid about alcohol
Zac Efron said he feels relieved after opening up recently about his battle with addiction.
In an interview on NBC’s “Today” show on Monday, Efron said that giving a recent in-depth interview to The Hollywood Reporter felt like “a weight off my chest.”
“It was a rough year,” the “Neighbors” star told “Today’s” Matt Lauer.
But the 26-year-old said that putting out his new film, a comedy co-starring Seth Rogen, was “such a great sort of icing on the cake for all of this.”
“It couldn’t be better now,” Efron said.
In the interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Efron, who went to rehab last year, said that dealing with addiction is a “never-ending struggle.” Now, Efron has been seeing a therapist and has joined Alcoholic Anonymous, which he said has “changed my life.”
“Things are so much easier now,” said the former “High School Musical” star.
Judge OKs photos’ release
A judge has approved the release of five photos that prosecutors entered into evidence in the assault trial of singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard.
One image shows Brown posing with two women outside a Washington hotel last year before the alleged assault. Another shows Brown and bodyguard Christopher Hollosy in custody.
Other images show Parker Adams, the man the pair are accused of punching after he tried to get on the singer’s tour bus, with a bloody nose and shirt.
Hollosy was convicted of assault and plans to appeal. Brown’s trial was delayed for months. Hollosy told police that he, not Brown, punched Adams.
Coldplay plays tune for Jagger
Coldplay dedicated its slow tempo tune “Fix You” to Mick Jagger at a concert in New York City.
Chris Martin told the crowd Monday before singing the encouraging song about recovering, “It’s for Mick Jagger.”
Jagger’s longtime girlfriend, fashion designer L’Wren Scott, committed suicide in March.
Martin doesn’t quite have Jagger’s moves, but the singer danced wildly onstage with his arms swinging as he sang tunes from the band’s catalog, including songs from their new album “Ghost Stories,” out May 19.
He played the piano and guitar throughout the hour-long set at the Beacon Theatre, performing well-known hits like “Speed of Sound,” “Clocks,” and “Viva la Vida” as colorful laser lights beamed and white stars hung from the ceiling above the stage.