AS USUAL, WE'LL get the big news out of the way first: Miley Cyrus has left the hospital. Miley was hospitalized on April 15, for an "absolutely horrible reaction" - elsewhere called an allergic reaction - to flu medication.
In the interest of public safety, could someone please tell us the flu medication so flu sufferers can be aware of its potentially scary nine-day hospital-stay side effects?
"She is feeling much better and Europe [tour] is still on," an unnamed Miley source told E!
Miley's first show across the pond is next Friday in Amsterdam (just the spot for a weed-loving, reaction-recovering singer), before stops in Belgium, the U.K. (for "Bangerz" and mash), Ireland and France.
Tattle urges anyone sitting in the front rows for those shows to wear a face mask and get vaccinated.
* In other concert news, Paul McCartney posted a statement on his website yesterday confirming he will perform on Aug. 14 at what is being billed as the last concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park.
His appearance became contentious last month when McCartney's worldwide concert promoter, Barrie Marshall, mentioned he had visited the 49ers' new Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara as part of negotiations about a possible opening concert there in August.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports city officials felt slighted, since San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee had personally invited Paul to close the "Stick." The Beatles played their final paid concert there in 1966.
Visitors to the central Illinois theater that hosts the late Roger Ebert's annual "Ebertfest" film festival now may feel as if they saw him at the movies. A life-sized bronze statue of the longtime Chicago Sun-Times critic was unveiled yesterday outside the Virginia Theatre in Champaign.
His wife, Chaz Ebert, described the statue as "interactive art," because it shows Roger giving his famous "thumbs up" sign and sitting between two empty theater seats where visitors can sit.
The statue will remain outside the Virginia Theatre during this week's festival, which ends Sunday. Organizers hope to have it permanently installed outside the theater over the summer.
"It will instantly become an icon in Champaign," Virginia Theatre director Steven Bentz said. "It will be positioned in a way that you will have the marquee of the theater behind it."
The statue was made by Normal, Ill., artist Rick Harney and is called "C-U at the Movies."
* We're not sure what it says about us - it probably isn't good - that Beyonce is on the cover of Time magazine's "The 100 Most Influential People in the World."
"She's the boss," Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg writes in a profile of the pop star.
"Beyonce doesn't just sit at the table. She builds a better one," Sandberg says, after conceivably leaning on one of Beyonce's tables. "Her secret: hard work, honesty and authenticity. And her answer to the question, What would you do if you weren't afraid? appears to be, 'Watch me. I'm about to do it.' Then she adds, 'You can, too.' "
The "Time 100" issue features many notable names in the film and music industry, including Amy Adams, Pharrell Williams, Matthew McConaughey, Kerry Washington and Miley Cyrus.
It's no wonder we've become a celebrity-obsessed culture when Time thinks our most influential people are . . . celebrities.
* We're not sure if Joan Rivers has ever apologized for a joke (and she's told some distasteful doozies), but she refuses to apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity of three women kidnapped in Cleveland.
Rivers and her daughter, Melissa, a Penn alum, discussed their reality show Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show and she complained about her living arrangements, saying, "Those women in the basement in Cleveland had more space."
Rivers tells the Plain Dealer in Cleveland that it was a joke she made as a comedian. She says the women are free and people should move on.
Lawyers for Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus called Rivers' remark hurtful and said she should apologize.
Years ago, a porn star told Tattle that mainstream filmmakers love porn because it pushes the envelope so that they can work within it. That's Joan Rivers and comedy. Her groundbreaking 1960s material would barely raise an eyebrow today. Now 50 years later, at the age of 80, she's still crossing the line.
* ABC News has signed George Stephanopoulos to a contract extension, the last member of its "Good Morning America" team to agree to a new deal.
ABC News said yesterday that Stephanopoulos will remain as Robin Roberts' chief partner on GMA, and will continue as host on the Sunday morning show "This Week." Terms were not disclosed.
But you can bet that waking up in the middle of the night to do a morning show is a lot easier when you're sleeping on a mattress full of money.
* TheWrap.com reports that "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" is getting another sequel, as Alloy Entertainment is developing "Sisterhood Everlasting," based on the book of the same title by author Ann Brashares.
How many sequels until "Sisterhood of the Traveling Mom Jeans" and "Sisterhood of the Traveling Granny Pants"?
- Daily News wire services
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