KIM KARDASHIAN broke her silence yesterday and addressed her impending divorce on her blog. And she said her 72-day marriage to KRIS HUMPHRIES was NOT a sham.
--She said, quote, "First and foremost, I married for love. I can't believe I even have to defend this. I would not have spent so much time on something just for a TV show!" (--Personally, I can't believe Kim can't believe it.)
--She added that agreeing to make her wedding a TV event was not necessarily the smartest decision, but, quote, "it's who I am!"
--She added, quote, "I felt like I was on a fast roller coaster and couldn't get off when now I know I probably should have.
--"I got caught up with the hoopla and the filming of the TV show that when I probably should have ended my relationship, I didn't know how to and didn't want to disappoint a lot of people."
--Kim also asked us to RESPECT HER COURAGE in walking away from the marriage . . . and said reports that she made millions off the wedding are, quote, "simply not true."
--She did receive thousands of dollars in wedding gifts. And she said, quote, "I'm so grateful to everyone who took the time to come to my wedding and I'll be donating the money for all the gifts to the Dream Foundation.
--"I'm sorry if I have hurt anyone, but my dad always told me to follow my heart and I believe now that I really am."
A 20-Year-Old Claims Justin Bieber Is the Father of Her Child
JUSTIN BIEBER has managed to keep himself fairly scandal-free over the past few years. The only "controversial" things he's done are . . . engaging in a little PDA with SELENA GOMEZ, and getting a new haircut.
--But if this next story is true . . . and that's a big IF . . . those days may be over.
--According to "Star" magazine, a 20-year-old woman named Mariah Yeater claims Justin is the father of her three-month old baby. She's filed a lawsuit demanding that he take a paternity test to, quote, "scientifically confirm" that he's the daddy.
--Of course, if he IS the father, she wants him to "provide adequate [child] support."
--Mariah claims the encounter happened backstage, after Justin performed in Los Angeles on October 25th of last year. She was 19 at the time . . . he was 16. Justin hasn't commented on this, but his people have.
--His rep released a statement saying, quote, "It's sad that someone would fabricate malicious, defamatory, and demonstrably false claims . . . we will vigorously pursue all available legal remedies to defend and protect Justin against these allegations."
--A court hearing has been scheduled for December 15th.
Hugh Grant Has Accidentally Become a Father
Nine months ago, HUGH GRANT had some fun. Today, he's a father. There's no word who the mother is.
--Hugh's rep says, quote, "I can confirm that Hugh Grant is the delighted father of a baby girl. He and the mother had a fleeting affair and while this was not planned, Hugh could not be happier or more supportive.
--"He and the mother have discussed everything and are on very friendly terms."
--This is Hugh's first child. He's 51 years old.
Are Denise Richards and Richie Sambora Dating Again?
DENISE RICHARDS and BON JOVI guitarist RICHIE SAMBORA might be dating again. A source says, quote, "It's serious but they are trying to keep it low key."
--Denise and Richie dated in 2006 after they left their respective spouses, CHARLIE SHEEN and HEATHER LOCKLEAR. They broke up in 2007.
--Denise is 40 years old . . . Richie is 52.
Jerry Seinfeld Will Be Regis Philbin's First Replacement on "Live"
JERRY SEINFELD will be REGIS PHILBIN'S first temporary replacement on "Live! With Regis and Kelly". Regis' last day is Friday, November 18th . . . and after that, the show will be called "Live! With Kelly".
--Jerry will co-host the show with KELLY RIPA on the shortened week before Thanksgiving . . . from Monday, November 21st through Wednesday, the 23rd. The show will use guest co-hosts until they decide on Regis' permanent replacement.
LINDSAY LOHAN got her jacked up teeth fixed . . . and she's so happy with her new look she posted a picture of it on Twitter, along with the message, "Thanks, Dr. Dorfman for the zoom . . . My gums are so sore though!"
--Dr. Bill Dorfman is a dentist to the stars in L.A. He was also on "Extreme Makeover" and "The Doctors".
--Lindsay could be taking those new choppers with her to JAIL. She has a hearing on Wednesday to address her probation violation.
(Speaking of the Lohans . . . Lindsay's dad MICHAEL was denied bail over the weekend . . . which means he's still behind bars for harassing ex-girlfriend Kate Major.)
A Stuntman Was Killed on the Set of "The Expendables 2"
One stuntman was killed and another suffered critical injuries in an accident on the set of "The Expendables 2" in Bulgaria.
--It has something to do with an explosion on a rubber boat that was out on a lake, but that's all we know about it right now.
Adele Has Been Forced to Shut It Down for the Rest of 2011 . . . So She Can Have Throat Surgery
ADELE is still rolling in some deep vocal chord issues . . . and now it's at the point where she has to have throat surgery. Not surprisingly, that will keep her sidelined through the rest of the year.
--A message on her website says, quote, "She is to undergo surgery to alleviate the current issues with her throat and a full recovery is expected.
--"As a result, doctors have ordered her to rest her voice and completely recuperate before looking to schedule any work commitments." Concert refunds will be available from the point of purchase.
--It's unclear when she's having the surgery.
Fox Is Bringing Back "In Living Color" with Keenen Ivory Wayans
Yet ANOTHER old TV show is coming back. Fox is reviving "In Living Color" with KEENEN IVORY WAYANS, who created the show over 20 years ago.
--"In Living Color" originally aired on Fox from 1990 to 1994 . . . and launched the careers of JAMIE FOXX, DAVID ALAN GRIER, and a then-unknown comedian named JIM CARREY. It also made the WAYANS family household names.
--Fox will test the waters by airing two half-hour "In Living Color" specials sometime next spring. If they're successful, it'll become a full-blown series next fall. Keenen will host the specials, with a new cast of, quote, "fresh, young talent."
"Puss in Boots" Broke the Halloween Weekend Box Office Record
"Puss in Boots" made $34 million this weekend, which is the biggest total for a Halloween weekend ever. (--The previous record was held by "Saw 3", which made $33.6 million when it came out in 2006.)
--"Paranormal Activity 3" lost a little steam, but still made another $18.5 million in 2nd place. The JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE sci-fi thriller "In Time" came in third with $12 million, while JOHNNY DEPP'S"The Rum Diary" made$5 million in 5th place.
--Here are this week's Top 5 movies . . .
1.) NEW: "Puss in Boots", $34 million
2.) "Paranormal Activity 3", $18.5 million. Up to $81.3 million in its 2nd week.
3.) NEW: "In Time", $12 million
4.) "Footloose", $5.4 million. Up to $38.4 million in its 3rd week.
Michael Lohan Was Arrested Again Yesterday . . . This Time for Calling Kate Major
MICHAEL LOHAN was arrested YET AGAIN yesterday. This time, it was because he tried to call ex-girlfriend KATE MAJOR . . . the one he allegedly beat up earlier this week.
--Kate already had a restraining order against Michael . . . and it was extended after that latest incident.
--And here's the kicker: When police showed up at Michael's motel to arrest him, he tried to jump from his third-story balcony to get away. It didn't go as planned. Michael hurt his foot during the jump, and it might be broken.
"Dancing With the Stars" Judge Carrie Ann Inaba Met Her Fiance on eHarmony
Even famous people use online dating services. Like "Dancing With the Stars" judge CARRIE ANN INABA, who met her fiancé . . . an accountant named Jesse Sloan . . . on eHarmony.
--She says, quote, "I was dating all these younger guys, and [thought] I had to change it up."
--And while she didn't post a photo with her questionnaire, she got pretty specific . . . quote, "I said 'You need to be sexy' [and] 'I love cats.' He was the one they sent me, and it just felt familiar. [Looking at] his picture, I felt like I already knew him."
Justin Bieber Was Pulled Over for Cutting Off a Motorcycle Cop in His Batman-Themed Cadillac
JUSTIN BIEBER got pulled over in Los Angeles the other day for accidentally cutting off a motorcycle cop in his Batman-themed Cadillac. He got off with just a warning.
--Justin’s car has Batman symbols on the front and back, as well as the word "Batmobile" on the trunk. It also has a custom "JB" logo on the side.
Charlie Sheen's "Anger Management" Sitcom Will Air on FX
Well, it's official: CHARLIE SHEEN will return to TV next year. His new sitcom, "Anger Management" has been picked up by cable's FX network. They've ordered 10 episodes, which will air next summer.
--"Anger Management" is LOOSELY based on the ADAM SANDLER / JACK NICHOLSON movie of the same name that came out in 2003. Charlie's character will be sort of like Nicholson's character.
--According to the press release, his character is, quote, "an anger management therapist, who may need more counseling than his patients, and wreaks havoc on the lives of his patients through his unconventional methods."
-- The press release says Charlie will, quote, "retain a significant ownership stake in the series" . . . meaning he could make BANK if it's successful. It's unclear if he'll also get a traditional salary like he did on "Two and a Half Men".
--And check this out: FX owns the syndication rights to "Two and a Half Men". In other words, they will be able to pair "Anger Management" with re-runs of "Two and a Half Men" . . . including the ones with ASHTON KUTCHER.
Nicole Richie Is Asking Ladies NOT To Slut It Up This Year
Maybe having young children has had a profound effect on NICOLE RICHIE. Because on her Facebook page yesterday, she posted this . . .
--"Girls, can we all pledge that we will not dress slutty for this Halloween? The jig is up."
(--In past years, Nicole Richie didn't need Halloween to dress slutty. But she's 30 years old and has two kids . . . 3-year-old Harlow and 2-year-old Sparrow. And her Halloweens have been pretty conservative over the last few years.)
(--Last year she rocked two costumes. She was Gwyneth Paltrow's character Margot from "The Royal Tenenbaums" and Jessie the Cowgirl from the "Toy Story" movies.)
BRUCE WILLIS is going to be a dad again. His wife Emma Heming is pregnant and due sometime early next year.
--Bruce has three daughters with ex-wife DEMI MOORE. They are: 23-year-old Rumer, 20-year-old Scout and 17-year-oldTallulah.
--Bruce and Emma got married in the spring of 2009. He's 56 . . . she's 33.
Did Kim Kardashian Shop Around the NBA Before Finding Kris Humphries?
With all the talk that KIM KARDASHIAN and KRIS HUMPHRIES are already on the outs, this is interesting:
--There's a rumor going around that Kim and the E! network actually shopped around the NBA looking for a boyfriend for Kim. And Kris wasn't even their first choice.
--They wanted a New York player because filming on the reality show "Kourtney and Kim Take New York" was about to start. They first approached DANILO GALLINARI of the Knicks. But he wasn't interested in dating Kim or being on a reality show.
--Apparently they figured Jersey was close enough, so they settled on Humphries, who plays for the Nets.
The Dentist That Fixed Steven Tyler's Mouth Says He's "Doing Splendidly"
Today's out-of-nowhere "celebrity" is Dr. Maria Bastos, the dentist in Paraguay who fixed STEVEN TYLER'S mouth . . . after he fell in the shower and busted two teeth.
--Maria says Steven was, quote, "friendly and humble," and "surprised her with his cheerfulness." She adds that he's, quote, "doing splendidly" now. It seems like she knew who he was while she was treating him . . . but that isn't 100% clear.
The FCC Has Released the Complaints They Received Regarding Nancy Grace's Nipple
The FCC received "about a dozen" complaints after "Dancing with the Stars" inadvertently broadcast a small segment of NANCY GRACE'S nipple for a MILLISECOND last month.
--Nancy has denied that there was a nip-slip . . . but she's full of crap, it happened. However, you literally have to PAUSE YOUR DVR. . . at just the right moment . . . to see anything. In other words, you don't see nipple unless you WANT to see nipple.
--TheSmokingGun.com got their hands on the complaints . . . and here are the highlights from eight different angry viewers' letters:
#1.) "Nancy Grace displayed her naked pornographic breast and nipple. This is an outrage that ABC would broadcast pornography to a family audience . . .
--"I have read that Nancy Grace is denying it, but there are screen captures, which clearly show her pornographic nipple displayed as it was seen on TV. I demand that ABC and Nancy Grace be fined for this disgusting and godless display."
#2.) "Nancy Grace had a wardrobe malfunction where her nipple private came out and scared my children. She should be fined."
#3.) "Her nipple was clearly visible. We watch this show because of the family values, but this was disgusting. How can this happen during primetime TV? How is this not buffered? Will Nancy Grace be fined?"
---#4.) "I want action!!! I am so offended to see her boob. My kids are traumatized. I want action against her and this network!!!"
---#5.) "I thought this show was supposed to be safe for children . . . but I guess not. Someone needs to be fired over this, or some serious fines need to happen. This is ridiculous."
#6.) "Exposed female nipple during a time when my kids were watching. Completely unacceptable."
#7.) "This is not fine. It was clearly done on purpose to generate news stories and interest in the show."
#8.) "I noticed that Nancy Grace's nipple was exposed. Although by accident, these types of things should not be allowed on television. Children were most likely watching this program, and the nipple could have traumatized the poor things."
The Latest Episode of "Dancing With the Stars" Included Insults, an Animal Comparison & Two Nearly Perfect Performances
A heated exchange between professional dancer MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY and head judge LEN GOODMAN stole the spotlight from first-place finishers RICKI LAKE and J.R. MARTINEZ.
--Lake and Martinez tied with the top score of 29 points.
--Maxim and his partner, soccer star HOPE SOLO, landed near the bottom of the judges' leaderboard Monday. With 20 points out of 30, they finished just ahead of CHAZ BONO, in last place with 19 points.
--When Goodman called Solo's rumba "your worst dance of the whole season," Chmerkovskiy suggested the judge get out of the dance business.
--"The judges have their favorites," he said. "They always have."
--LACEY SCHWIMMER agreed. "They always have their favorites, and this season it's completely clear who they are.
--Schwimmer cried backstage during Monday's episode and was still upset after the show, when she complained about the judges' "rude" remarks about Bono.
--"Every week he gets referred to as an animal," she said. "They always comment on his personality, and last I checked, this was a dancing show."
--After the couple danced their tango, judge BRUNO TONIOLI said Bono was like "a cute little penguin trying to be a big menacing bird of prey." Tonioli has also compared Bono to an Ewok.
Demi Moore Was on the "Two and a Half Men" Set Friday
Despite everything that's supposedly going on with their marriage, DEMI MOORE visited ASHTON KUTCHER Friday on the set of"Two and a Half Men" . . . along with her 23-year-old daughter RUMER.
--They waited inside Ashton's trailer until he was done filming for the day.
--A source says that when Ashton returned to his trailer he, quote, "put his arm around Demi and they acted like a couple. They were talking and smiling at each other. Everything seemed just like normal."
Lindsay Lohan is Posing for "Playboy"
According to TMZ, LINDSAY LOHAN is posing for "Playboy". And she'll get somewhere between $750,000 and a million dollars.
--Yesterday, E! Online, reported how she was in the midst of doing a, quote, "top secret photo shoot" at a Beverly Hills mansion that started yesterday and finishes up today.
--They asked her rep if she's doing "Playboy" and he said, quote, "I can neither confirm nor deny at this time."
--"Playboy" won't talk either. A rep said, quote, "We don't comment on rumors about who may or may not be posing for the magazine . . . if anything changes, I'll be sure to let you know."
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Are Going to Work Together Again
It was 14 years ago that BEN AFFLECK and MATT DAMON launched themselves onto the A-list with "Good Will Hunting". And now, they're finally going to do another movie together.
--According to "GQ" magazine, they're doing a movie about Boston mobster WHITEY BULGER . . . who was arrested over the summer. Matt will star, and Ben will direct.
--There's no word when they'll get around to it. They each have at least one project to get to on their own first.
(--Matt and Ben won the Best Screenplay Oscar for "Good Will Hunting" in 1997 . . . in which they also starred.)
(--They've also appeared together in several KEVIN SMITH movies . . . "Dogma", "Chasing Amy", "Jersey Girl" and "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back".)
Kris Humphries Showed Up for Kim Kardashian's Birthday
Despite rumors that they're leading separate lives and already heading for divorce, KIM KARDASHIAN and KRIS HUMPHRIES were together Friday night to celebrate Kim's 31st birthday at The Darby restaurant in Manhattan.
--Then on Saturday night, they did dinner and hit a club in Las Vegas.
Lindsay Lohan Showed Up Early For Community Service Friday . . . and She Brought Food
LINDSAY LOHAN spent Friday doing janitorial work at the L.A. County Morgue . . . and check this out: She showed up for her duties almost 90 minutes EARLY.
--Lindsay was supposed to be there at 7:00 A.M. Her rep says she was there at 5:35.
--Lindsay had three dozen cupcakes sent to the morgue in the morning to make up for being late the previous day . . . but the delivery guy was TURNED AWAY.
--Assistant Coroner Ed Winter said, quote, "We discussed the issue of these types of incidents and that we would not allow such activity. I think that she got the message."
--At lunchtime, Lindsay reportedly ordered In-N-Out Burger for herself and the other volunteers. Strangely, Winter claims this did NOT happen.
--Meanwhile, a source tells TMZ that Lindsay saw her first dead body Friday . . . and she was, quote, "shocked". She also "covered her mouth in horror" when she first saw linens that were stained with blood and other bodily fluids.
--We'll probably never see Lindsay toiling away inside the morgue. Staff has been warned that anyone caught taking pictures or video of Lindsay will be immediately terminated.
Relationship Rumors: Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively Were Spotted Leaving His Boston Apartment Sunday
Alleged couple RYAN REYNOLDS and BLAKE LIVELY were spotted leaving Ryan's Boston apartment yesterday morning.
John Mayer Is Recovering from Vocal Chord Surgery
JOHN MAYER is currently recovering from surgery on his vocal chords.
--Last month, John revealed that he had a "granuloma" . . . or an inflamed mass of tissue in his throat, near his vocal chords.
--In a new blog post, he says he's, quote, "on complete vocal rest for a month or more."
Lindsay Lohan Showed Up at the Morgue Yesterday . . . But She Was Late and They Sent Her Home
At this point, it's still not clear what it'll take for LINDSAY LOHAN to get her act together.
--Lindsay showed up at the L.A. County Morgue yesterday to do some of the community service the judge ordered . . . but she was at least 20 MINUTES LATE, so they sent her home.
--Lindsay was supposed to arrive by 8:00 A.M., but by 8:20, she still wasn't there, and they considered her a no-show.
--All told, she was about 40 minutes late. She's SUPPOSED to be back this morning.
--Lindsay's rep has an excuse, of course. He said, quote, "Lindsay arrived at the morgue approximately 20 minutes late and will be returning for orientation tomorrow.
--"Her lateness was due to a combination of not knowing what entrance to go through and confusion caused by the media waiting for her arrival.
--"Lindsay spoke with the supervisors at the morgue, they showed her how to get in and everything is all cleared up."
--Lindsay stuck with that alibi on Twitter later in the day. She said, quote, "With all of the stress and pressure from yesterday and today, I've never been so happy to go therapy!!!!
--"Also, I'm sorry for the confusion that I may of caused to those at the Coroner's office. Won't happen again, now I know where to go! Thank you for your help."
Are Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries Already Breaking Up?
KIM KARDASHIAN and KRIS HUMPHRIES have only been married about two months . . . and "Life & Style" magazine already has them breaking up.
--A source says they're basically leading separate lives . . . quote, "Kim's mapping out 2012, including holidays, and Kris isn't a part of it. Any itineraries for the future don't include Kris very much. That's not a good sign."
--Meanwhile, the "Star" tabloid claims Kim has already visited a DIVORCE LAWYER. A source says, quote, "Kris doesn't show up for Kim. He's breaking her heart."
--And Kris was photographed yesterday moving boxes out of the New York City hotel he and Kim have been staying in. He wasn't wearing his wedding ring.
Pee Wee Herman Hopes to Do "Dancing With the Stars" Next Season
How BRILLIANT would this be: PEE WEE HERMAN says he hopes to compete on the next season of "Dancing With the Stars".
--You may not have known this, but Pee Wee is good friends with DAVID ARQUETTE and COURTENEY COX . . . and he's been visiting the show to cheer David on.
--He says, quote, "I hope to be dancing myself next season! That's why I'm there all the time, to get my face up there. Trying to butter up the producers and everything. Jury's out, I haven't heard yet."
John Travolta Tried to Book a Table at a KFC . . . And Got Denied
JOHN TRAVOLTA was in England for some kind of conference, and his people called a local KFC to reserve a table for him and some guests.
--But the employee told him that's not how it works, and he'd have to just get in line like everybody else. Obviously, this person didn't believe that John Travolta was actually trying to make a reservation at KFC.
--A KFC spokesman later said, quote, "In hindsight, of course, we would have reserved a table for him."
President Obama Is Coming Back to "The Tonight Show"
On Tuesday, PRESIDENT OBAMA will be a guest on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno". It's his fourth time . . . he was on twice while running for president, and he was also a guest in March of 2009, shortly after taking office.
--That was big because Obama became the first sitting president ever to appear on a late night talk show. Like the last time, he'll actually be in the studio with Jay.
Scarlett Johansson Did Not Make Out with Joseph Gordon-Levitt . . . According to Her Rep
SCARLETT JOHANSSON'S rep says there's no truth to the rumors about Scarlett and JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT.
--Here's the official statement . . . quote, "She is not dating Joseph nor did she kiss him. They are simply friends and talking about working on a project together."
--And Joseph's rep adds, quote, "He wasn't even in NY when 'Us Weekly' alleges. Joseph has met with Scarlett about a potential project to work on together."
Lindsay Lohan Was Handcuffed and Led Out of Court After Her Probation Was Revoked
LINDSAY LOHAN was HANDCUFFED and led out of court yesterday, after Judge Stephanie Sautner FINALLY got hardcore with her and revoked her probation.
--She was immediately released on $100,000 bail, and she's due back in court November 2nd. At that point, they'll officially determine if she'd violated her probation and what new punishments she'll face, if any.
--Obviously, jail time is a possibility. But if that happens, it could just be another situation where they check her in, then check her right back out because of prison overcrowding.
--Ahead of yesterday's hearing, the probation department gave Lindsay a glowing review . . . which Judge Sautner basically said was B.S.
--She was mostly concerned with Lindsay being booted from that women's shelter for missing NINE scheduled appointments. And she refused to accept Lindsay being reassigned to the Red Cross.
--She said, quote, "No one has the power to change my sentence. Not the volunteer center and not probation. She is not getting credit for any time at the American Red Cross."
--Lindsay's lawyer noted to the judge that the department's review said Lindsay has, quote, "reached a turning point in her accountability and maturity."
--And the judge replied, quote, "Failing to show up nine times is reaching a turning point in her maturity?"
--Lindsay was given a year to complete her community service. And even though she still has six months to go, Judge Sautner was NOT happy with her progress.
--She noted that Lindsay still has about 57 of her required 60 days left to do.
--Here's something that REALLY got under the judge's skin: The probation report stated that Lindsay didn't like working at the women's shelter because it wasn't, quote, "fulfilling" for her.
--Judge Sautner said, quote, "Is that what a sentence is about? Is it supposed to fulfill the defendant, or is it supposed to be rehabilitative and / or punitive?"
--She's also said she doubts that Lindsay has attended all her court-ordered weekly counseling sessions, because she's spent so much time out of the country.
--Then she dropped one other bomb on Lindsay: Until her November 2nd hearing, Lindsay MUST work a minimum of two days a week at the L.A. County Morgue . . . for a minimum of eight hours a day.
--Lindsay's original sentence was 360 hours at the shelter and 120 at the morgue, for a total of 480 hours.
--Lindsay will do janitorial work at the morgue, like emptying trash, vacuuming and cleaning toilets. She might see corpses, but a police spokesman says, quote, "She will not be touching, handling or processing any dead people."
The Cast of "Celebrity Apprentice"
NBC has yet to officially announce the next cast of "Celebrity Apprentice", but apparently that's not necessary . . . because the cast was "outed" after they were spotted in New York City, doing some sort of sandwich-making task.
--So, here's the cast . . . according to RealityBlurred.com:
--24-year-old racecar driver Marco Andretti. He's the grandson of Mario Andretti.
--"Wayne's World" minx Tia Carrere
--'80s pop superstar Debbie Gibson
--Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider
--George Takei . . . a.k.a. Sulu from "Star Trek"
--Former "Incredible Hulk" star Lou Ferrigno
--Model Cheryl Tiegs (--She's 64 years old now.)
--Magician Penn Jillette
--Comedienne Lisa Lampanelli
--Former Danity Kane singer Aubrey O'Day
--"American Chopper" dad Paul Teutul, Sr.
--Model Patricia Velásquez
--Former Miss Venezuela and Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza
Adam Levine Doesn't Want Fox News Playing His Music Anymore
Fox News has done something to enrage MAROON 5 singer ADAM LEVINE . . . something other than the usual fair and balanced reporting.
--Apparently, Fox News used one of Maroon 5's songs, because Adam sent out a Tweet yesterday . . . warning them not to do it again. He said, quote, "Dear Fox News, don't play our music on your evil [effing] channel ever again. Thank you."
--He didn't elaborate . . . and Fox News hasn't commented.
Scarlett Johansson . . . Is Joseph Gordon-Levitt Hittin' That?
"Us Weekly" claims that SCARLETT JOHANSSON and JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT were spotted making out in New York City last month. There's no word why it took so long for this report to surface.
--A source says, quote, "They were kissing. They were very lovey. They first met about a film they wanted to do together, but it's gone beyond that now."
Jon Bon Jovi Has Opened a Volunteer, "Pay What You Can" Restaurant
JON BON JOVI has opened a charity, "pay what you can" restaurant in Red Bank, New Jersey. It's the JBJ Soul Kitchen, and it serves "healthy variations on classic soul food." It actually started in 2009, but now it has a permanent location.
--Here's how it works: There won't be prices on the menus. Diners can pay a suggested donation . . . or earn free meals by doing volunteer work in the community.
--By the way, Jon wants you to know that this ISN'T a cafeteria or soup kitchen. He says, quote, "It's the hottest-looking restaurant in this town. We have to get rid of a few stigmas attached to the word volunteering and making a difference."
The Probation Department Thinks Lindsay Lohan Is Doing Okay . . . But Prosecutors Want Her Back in Jail
LINDSAY LOHAN has a status hearing today, and the probation department is reportedly in her corner.
--Despite allegedly being bounced from the women's shelter where she was supposed to do the bulk of her community service, a source in the department told TMZ that she's still on track to complete her hours within the year she was given.
--There have also been reports that Lindsay has been skipping out on court-ordered weekly psychiatric appointments. But TMZ says her shrink is satisfied with how things are going.
--But the prosecutors at the L.A. City Attorney's Office will reportedly argue that Lindsay violated her probation by being booted from the women's shelter, and she needs to go BACK TO JAIL.
--Lindsay is now doing her community service at the Red Cross, and her rep says she's been going EVERY DAY, and, quote, "working diligently to fulfill the other requirements of her probation."
Karina Smirnoff Admits She and Tigers Pitcher Brad Penny Postponed Their Wedding Because of Work
"Dancing With the Stars"minx KARINA SMIRNOFF confirmed yesterday that she and Detroit Tigers pitcher BRAD PENNYpostponed their wedding because of work commitments.
--She said, quote, "It's just this season is going so well for me and [partner] J.R. [Martinez] and I want to be able to concentrate 100% here. And at the same time, concentrate on planning the wedding. So together, it's just impossible.
--"And Brad's been gone for two months playing in Detroit . . . he's just coming back tonight. So it's all good. We're just going to do it a little later."
Michelle Obama Doesn't Mind Her Daughters Watching "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" . . . As Long As They Learn the Right Lessons From It
Here's a good example of how ridiculously EVERYWHERE the KARDASHIANS are:
--Even PRESIDENT OBAMA'S daughters, 10-year-old Sasha and 13-year-old Malia, watch "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" on Sunday nights.
--But MICHELLE OBAMA says she only lets them on the condition that they learn the right lessons from it. And we should probably note that the president himself isn't a fan.
--Michelle says, quote, "Barack doesn't like that as much.”
--"But I sort of feel like if we're talking about it, and I'm more concerned with how they take it in . . . what did you learn when you watched that. And if they're learning the right lessons, like, that was crazy, then I'm like, okay."
Which Network Will Charlie Sheen's New Show End Up At?
CHARLIE SHEEN'S new sitcom "Anger Management" still doesn't have a home . . . but it sounds like negotiations with various networks are heating up. So where will it end up?
--Word has it that Charlie has pitched the show to all the major broadcast networks except CBS, which of course is the home of"Two and a Half Men".
--There's also the possibility that it could end up on cable. Supposedly, there have been talks with Comedy Central, USA, FX and TV Land.
--A so-called "source" tells E! Online that Comedy Central, quote, "really wants the show," but there's no deal in place yet.
--By the way,"Two and a Half Men" slipped a little farther in the ratings this week, with 16.2 million. Ashton Kutcher's fourth episode attracted 1.5 million fewer viewers than the previous week's show, but it's still clinging to the Top 5 . . . for now.
Justin Bieber Is Spending Millions on Selena Gomez While Some Other Guy Wants to Kill Her
Guys, what's the most you ever spent on a girlfriend? Was it anywhere near A MILLION BUCKS?
--Because that's supposedly what JUSTIN BIEBER has already spent on SELENA GOMEZ . . . from helicopter rides to buying out an entire flower shop on Valentine's Day and beyond.
--And his friends are starting to worry about it. A source says, quote, "Each date is a production, from bodyguards to flowers, private jets to catered meals. Plus, he buys her major gifts. It's all adding up pretty quickly."
--BUT it’s not all love and bliss for Selena these days.
--SELENA got a restraining order against a 46-year-old man who threatened to kill her.
--Apparently, this guy was picked up for a mental evaluation last month on an unrelated matter, and that's when he told a shrink he'd had conversations with God about killing Selena.
Did Shia LaBeouf Get Into a Drunken Bar Fight Last Week?
RadarOnline.com says SHIA LABEOUF was involved in a drunken bar fight in Vancouver early Friday morning.
--It all started at a bar called the Cinema Public House, when Shia got into it with a much bigger guy named Mike. They were pulled off each other and kicked out of the bar.
--But outside on the street, "Mike" ripped off his shirt and jumped Shia. Radar says Mike, quote, "ran up to Shia hitting him to the ground with at least three punches to his head before bystanders came to his aid."
--When one guy tried to calm Shia down, Shia went after HIM and had to be restrained.
--A source says, quote, "The guy had to tell him something like 'calm down or I'll have to lay you out'. Then Shia just put his hands up and gave up."
Giuliana Rancic Has Breast Cancer
E! News host GIULIANA RANCIC announced yesterday that she has early stage breast cancer . . . and she's only 36.
--She made the announcement on the "Today" show, saying the cancer was caught back in August while she was preparing to try to get pregnant through in vitro fertilization.
--Her doctor insisted she get a mammogram as a precaution because pregnancy hormones could accelerate cancer . . . if she had it.
--She said, quote, "I wasn't prepared to get a mammogram until I was 40 years old. I never in my wildest dreams expected anything to be wrong."
--But she added, quote, "I will be okay, because I found it early. I'm doing surgery this coming week, and then I go to radiation for six and a half weeks."
--Giuliana . . . who's married to the very first "Apprentice" winner BILL RANCIC . . . also said she still plans to have a baby . . . and even though it hasn't even been conceived yet, she says that baby has already SAVED HER LIFE.
Justin Timberlake and Ashley Judd Pay Tribute to Late Indy Driver Dan Wheldon
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and ASHLEY JUDD paid tribute yesterday to Indy driver DAN WHELDON . . . who died in a major crash Sunday at the Las Vegas Indy 300.
--Wheldon was sponsored by Justin's clothing line, William Rast. And Justin said, quote, "I was deeply saddened to hear the news on Dan Wheldon's unfortunate and untimely death.
--"He was a great driver and a strong supporter of William Rast Racing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family in their time of loss."
--Meanwhile, Ashley was actually AT the race, because her husband, DARIO FRANCHITTI, was in it.
--She Tweeted, quote, "Hardest parts, Thinking about [Wheldon's wife and two children]. Seeing my husband grieve. Nights are so awful at first. Poor woman. Such pain."
There Was NOT A Moving Van in Front of Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore's House
The Internet went crazy over the weekend when a picture of a moving van in front of ASHTON KUTCHER and DEMI MOORE'S house popped up. (Us Weekly)
--But it was B.S. The truck wasn't in front of Ashton and Demi's house. In fact, it wasn't even on their STREET. The misleading claim was made by the photo agency that sold the picture.
Julianne Hough's Rep Says She Didn't Make Out with Her "Footloose" Co-star
Despite a supposed eyewitness account, JULIANNE HOUGH'S rep says her client did NOT make out with her "Footloose" co-star KENNY WORMALD at a Nashville bar last week.
--The rep says, quote, "It's all completely untrue." Julianne has been dating RYAN SEACREST since last year.
Kendra Wilkinson is Through Posing Nude
Gentlemen…It might be a good time to buy up all of KENDRA WILKINSON'S "work" in "Playboy" . . . because she says she's NEVER getting naked for your enjoyment again.
--Even when she WAS dropping her clothes for money, she wasn't having a good time. She says, quote, "To tell you the truth, whenever I used to pose for 'Playboy' I used to get so, so scared and I used to cover up and I'd be like 'hurry up!'
--"I was very proud, but at the same time I never got used to being naked. I never did and I will never do it again."
Jennifer Lopez and Bradley Cooper Went Out Saturday Night . . . Are They "Casually Dating"?
JENNIFER LOPEZ and BRADLEY COOPER spent some time together in Los Angeles on Saturday night.
--Jennifer and Bradley also had dinner together last month in New York City. That was supposedly a BUSINESS meeting, but it may have grown into something more. A source says they're, quote, "casually dating".
--And another source says, quote, "After their date in New York, Bradley and Jennifer stayed in touch. She does like his attention, and it makes her feel good that he seems so into her.
--"She has a fun time with Bradley and he makes her laugh. She likes him."
The "National Enquirer" says BRUCE WILLIS is pretty jacked at ASHTON KUTCHER because he, quote, "dirtied his clan's carefully cultivated, hip family image and made Demi look like a fool."
--Bruce had actually formed a friendship with Ashton, who was basically a second dad to his daughters. But that bond is now, quote, "completely destroyed."
--Meanwhile, "Us Weekly" claims that Demi is so upset these days that she's hardly eating. A source says, quote, "She is superskinny and it's hard to look at."
--Meanwhile . . . Ashton and Demi were together Wednesday night, and still wearing their wedding rings.
--They were spotted leaving a building in Beverly Hills. Sources say they were seeing a marriage counselor. They walked out within seconds of each other, and left in separate cars.
Taylor Swift Has Her Halloween Costume Picked Out But She Might Not Dress Up At All
--Taylor was on Ryan Seacrest’s show yesterday and since Halloween is right around the corner, Taylor was asked if she's picked out a costume. She said, quote, "I really want to be a'Toddlers & Tiaras' girl, but I might blow it off."
--Taylor has a pretty good reason for not being as enthused about Halloween as you and I. She says, quote, "The idea of dressing up is awesome, but it also feels like work because I change clothes nine times in my show."
Is Julianne Hough Cheating on Ryan Seacrest with Her "Footloose" Costar?
--A woman called into an Ohio radio show yesterday . . . to say she saw Julianne at a club, making out with her "Footloose" costar KENNY WORMALD.
--It happened at a bar in Nashville. The caller said the movie's cast was in town for a screening of the movie. She added, quote, "She was definitely not concerned about RYAN SEACREST that night."
--Meanwhile, in what could be an ill-timed interview, Kenny told "Us Weekly" that kissing Julianne in the movie was, quote, "cool." But he added, quote, "Ryan's cool, too."
The "Footloose" Remake Is Up Against "The Thing" Prequel This Weekend
The remake stars Julianne Hough from "Dancing with the Stars", Dennis Quaid as her dance-hating father, and an unknown kid named Kenny Wormald as Ren MacCormack, the character IMMORTALIZED by Kevin Bacon in the 1984 original.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays a scientist recruited by a Norwegian team that discovers a creature buried in the Antarctic. But once they free it from the ice, it starts killing them off, and passing itself off as human by imitating each of its victims. It's actually a prequel to John Carpenter's 1982 classic of the same name.
A comedy with Jack Black, Steve Martin, and Owen Wilson as three rivals who spend a year traveling together and competing in a bird-watching competition. The rest of the cast includes Rashida Jones, BrianDennehy, and Anjelica Houston.
Friday TV Reminders
--"CSI: New York" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on CBS. (--New Kids on the Block's Joey McIntyre guest stars when some rookies are caught in an off-duty shooting.)
The FBI Arrested a Guy for Posting Those Scarlett Johansson Nude Pics
The FBI has arrested a Jacksonville, Florida man they believe was behind the massive celebrity hacking scandal that led to the posting of those SCARLETT JOHANSSON nude pics.
--There were more than 50 victims in all, including Christina Aguilera, Vanessa Hudgens, Jessica Alba, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Busy Philipps, Ali Larter and Mila Kunis.
--35-year-old Christopher Chaney has been charged with 26 counts of computer hacking, aggravated identity theft and wiretapping. He faces up to 121 years in federal prison.
--Authorities say Chaney hacked the stars' Google, Apple and Yahoo e-mail accounts, and set them up so that every e-mail sent or received would automatically forward to him.
--In doing so, he was able to gain access to financial information, movie scripts, private e-mails, photos and contact lists that led him to other potential targets.
--And check out how SIMPLE it was for Chaney to hack these people: The Feds say he combed through PUBLICLY AVAILABLE DATA in order to figure out the celebrities' passwords and security question answers.
--The Feds didn't say how they caught Chaney, but they believe he was working alone. They also said he seemed to be doing this, quote, "just for kicks." There's no evidence he profited from it.
--They called their investigation "Operation Hackerazzi".
The Guy Who Threw the Hot Dog at Tiger Woods Was Inspired by the Movie "Drive"
The guy who threw the hot dog at TIGER WOODS during a tournament this past Sunday claims he was inspired to do so by the RYAN GOSLING movie "Drive". (???)
--31-year-old Brandon Kelly says, quote, "As soon as the movie ended, I thought to myself, 'I have to do something courageous and epic. I have to throw a hot dog on the green in front of Tiger.'"
Britney Spears Has Joined Twitter's 10 Million Followers Club
BRITNEY SPEARS has become the SIXTH person to attract 10 million followers on Twitter. She currently has over 10.1 million.
--If this is a bandwagon you're interested in joining, Britney's Twitter handle is: @BritneySpears. But be warned: Not only is her feed boring . . . it's WAY too coherent to actually be run by Britney. So, it's likely one of Britney's handlers.
--The five people that beat Britney to the 10 million follower mark are: Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, President Obamaand Kim Kardashian.
Gwyneth Paltrow Tried to Run Down the Paparazzi on a Bike While Filming a Movie
GWYNETH PALTROW is currently filming a movie in New York. On Tuesday, a scene required her to be on a bike . . . and she noticed the paparazzi trying to take pictures.
--Instead of ignoring them, she went after them and tried to RAM into them.
Over Four Million People Watched Kim Kardashian's Wedding
More than FOUR MILLION people had nothing better to do this past weekend than to watch KIM KARDASHIAN marry basketball player KRIS HUMPHRIES on TV.
--E!'s two-night, four-hour wedding extravaganza drew 4.4 million viewers on Sunday night, and 4 million on Monday night.
--That's an impressive audience, considering the wedding actually happened two months ago . . . so everyone already knew the ending.
Mel Gibson Rear-Ended Somebody In Phoenix Yesterday
MEL GIBSON rear-ended somebody in Phoenix yesterday. It was no big deal. A cop came, insurance info was exchanged and everyone went on their way. There's no word whether Mel was cited.
--TMZ says Mel is in Phoenix because his dad is in the hospital there.
The Nominees For The "AMAs" Have Been Announced
The nominees for the "39th Annual American Music Awards" were announced yesterday . . . and this year, ADELE topped everyone with four nominations.
--Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, Katy Perry, Rihanna and country's The Band Perry followed with three nominations apiece.
--ABC will air the ceremony live on Sunday, November 20th. So far, only two performers have been announced: Katy Perry and Pitbull.
--As usual, YOU will choose the winners. Voting is open NOW at AMAvote.com. Before casting your vote, you'll have to sign in through Facebook . . . or provide an email address to register. You can vote up through November 11th.
Rihanna is "Esquire" Magazine's Sexiest Woman Alive
RIHANNA has been named "Esquire" magazine's Sexiest Woman Alive for 2011.
--Not surprisingly, Rihanna posed NUDE for the magazine with all her AREAS OF INTEREST are strategically covered.
--The first runner-up was fellow pop star and friend KATY PERRY.
--Other ladies in the running included Emma Stone, Beyoncé, Mila Kunis, and Hope Solo.
Another Beautiful Lady Gets Voted Off "Dancing With the Stars"
CHAZ BONO punched his way into our hearts and loins with his Rocky Balboa routine Monday night on "Dancing With the Stars" . . . and as a result, Chaz LIVES TO DANCE AGAIN NEXT WEEK!
--Any of you who actually watch this show for the dancing were no doubt disappointed to see CHYNNA PHILLIPS get sent home. She was easily one of the three best dancers left, along with RICKI LAKE and J.R. MARTINEZ.
--It's the second week in a row that a frontrunner went home. Last week, America got tired of KRISTIN CAVALLARI.
--Chynna is also the third straight woman to get the boot. Before Kristin, ELISABETTA CANALIS was sent packing.
Brad Pitt's Movie Set Was Raided by Hungarian Anti-Terrorist Cops . . . Because Someone Bought Guns with Live Ammo to Use as Props
The set of BRAD PITT'S zombie movie "World War Z" was raided by a Hungarian anti-terrorist unit . . . because somebody purchased REAL automatic weapons with LIVE ROUNDS in them to use as props.
--The cops took a total of 85 weapons, which were sold to the filmmakers under the false pretense that they were NON-FUNCTIONAL. They were being held in a warehouse in Budapest, where the movie is being filmed.
--Obviously, this could have resulted in a tragic accident.
--Authorities are interviewing crewmembers, trying to figure out exactly how it happened.
Beyonce Is Due In February . . . And She Might Be Wearing a Fake Baby Bump
BEYONCÉ has revealed that she's due to give birth to JAY-Z'S baby in February.
--She dropped the news on an Australian talk show, where she also said, quote, "[Being pregnant] already has changed my life. My husband and I have been together for 10 years, all of my twenties.
--"I just feel like it's time and I'm very grateful that God has blessed me with the biggest gift any human can have."
--By the way: A lot of people think Beyoncé was wearing a FAKE BABY BUMP during this interview . . . because of the funny way it squishes when she goes to sit down.
Demi Moore Goes After Someone Who Photographs Her Secret Camping Trip With Ashton Kutcher
The "Star" tabloid posted photos yesterday of Ashton and Demi sitting around a fire at by a lake California.
--They were taken Sunday by another camper, and Demi was NOT happy. In some of the pics you can see that she ran up to the photographer to stop her.
--And she reportedly yelled, quote, "Please don't take photos of me or my family. Please don't expose this."
--Someone who witnessed the whole thing says, quote, "Demi was screaming. Once she knew she had been photographed, she whistled at Ashton and gestured for him to hurry into the tent.
Newlywed Paul McCartney is Going On Tour
PAUL MCCARTNEY just got married, so he's going to want to spend as much time as possible at home with his new bride, right? Nope. He's going out on tour.
--He just announced an 11-date tour that'll take him to Paris, Russia, Italy and London before finishing off in his hometown of Liverpool on December 20th.
Kristen Stewart Has FINALLY Admitted She's Dating Robert Pattinson
The secret that hasn't actually been a secret for years is finally not a secret anymore. KRISTEN STEWART has basically admitted she's dating her "Twilight" costar ROBERT PATTINSON. Although she didn't mean to.
--In an interview with the British edition of "GQ" magazine, Kristen said she wants to explore the UK while filming her "Snow White"movie because, quote, "my boyfriend is English."
--Kristen said she and Rob keep their relationship on the DL because of the "Twilight" fans . . . since they’re so passionate about the characters and are divided on whether the two of them should really be together and because she’s “selfish” and wants to keep some of her life private.
Kim Kardashian Wants to Wait a Year Before Getting Pregnant
KIM KARDASHIAN and KRIS HUMPHRIES don't plan on starting a family just yet. Kim tells E! News, quote, "I think we would wait like a year before we really start trying to have kids.
--"I think we want to figure out where he is gonna play and figure out like his career and like if we have to pack up and move somewhere, like the Midwest. Who knows?"
(--Kris is currently a free agent, so he may not end up back on the New Jersey Nets . . . assuming there's an NBA season this year.)
--Kris adds that he and Kim plan to have, quote, "Lots of kids."
Jennifer Aniston Isn't in a Hurry to Have a Kid Either
This doesn't make for good tabloid fodder, but JENNIFER ANISTON is NOT pregnant. And she's not desperate to get knocked up, either.
--She tells "Elle" magazine, quote, "There's no desperation. If it's meant to be, it's meant to be. I'm at peace with whatever the plan is.
--She also requested that she not be asked about her relationship in the interview.
Tiger Woods Has Inked a Deal with Rolex
When the TIGER WOODS sex scandal broke, the TAG Heuer watch company dropped him as a spokesman. But Tiger has the last laugh, because he just picked up an endorsement deal with Rolex.
--There's no word how much it's worth . . . but it's said to be for more than five years.
Will Cher Be On “Dancing With the Stars” Next Week?
CHAZ BONO survived yet another elimination last night on "Dancing With the Stars" which could mean we’ll see CHER next week on the show!
--Monday night after Chaz and LACEY SCHWIMMER danced, Cher Tweeted, quote, "Hope Chaz hangs on till next week so I can come sit in the audience and watch!"
--Chaz was at the absolute bottom of the leaderboard going into the elimination, but was among the first celebrities declared SAFE.
--It's possible that Cher helped skew the vote with her Tweet. But then again, Chaz has survived elimination twice already, despite having very weak dance skills. So it seems he already had a decent support system going.
--In the end, it was actually one of the BEST dancers, reality TV star KRISTIN CAVALLARI, who was sent home.
--Interestingly, Kristin's ex-fiancé, Chicago Bears quarterback JAY CUTLER, was in the audience during Monday's show. And yesterday, he and Kristen were seen HOLDING HANDS. Nobody's saying they're back together . . . yet.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Blake Lively Have Broken Up Again . . . Has Blake Moved On To Ryan Reynolds Now?
LEONARDO DICAPRIO and BLAKE LIVELY have broken up again. A source says, quote, "It's amicable. They're friends." They supposedly just got tired of doing the long distance thing.
--They'd been together since May, and broke up one other time over the summer.
--Meanwhile, Blake has been spending some time with her "Green Lantern" costar RYAN REYNOLDS.
--On Thursday night, they caught a RADIOHEAD concert in New York City along with Ryan's ex, SCARLETT JOHANSSON.
--On Friday, Ryan and Blake took a train from New York to Boston . . . then had dinner together at a sushi restaurant.
Robert Pattinson is "Glamour" Magazine's Sexiest Man of the Year
ROBERT PATTINSON has topped "Glamour" magazine's annual Sexiest Men readers' poll. Here's the Top 20 . . .
#1.) Robert Pattinson
#2.) Taylor Lautner
#3.) Johnny Depp
#4.) David Beckham
#5.) Zac Efron
#6.) Gerard Butler
#7.) Alexander Skarsgard(--He plays Eric Northman on "True Blood".)
#8.) Garrett Hedlund . . . You know him as Jeff Bridges' son in "Tron: Legacy", and as Gwyneth Paltrow's costar in "Country Strong".
#9.) Jared Followill . . . he plays bass for Kings of Leon.
#10.) Prince Harry
"Two and a Half Men" Had 8 Million Fewer Viewers in Its Second Week . . . But It's Still the #1 Show in America
ASHTON KUTCHER'S second episode of "Two and a Half Men" was watched by 20.5 million people. That's down from the 28.5 million that tuned in to the season premiere, but still enough to keep the show at the top of the weekly ratings.
--It'll be interesting to see how long that lasts though, since "Two and a Half Men" only beat "NCIS" by about a million viewers.
Will Madonna Be the Next Super Bowl Halftime Show Performer?
There's a rumor going around that MADONNA will headline this year's Super Bowl halftime show, which is scheduled for Sunday, February 5th in Indianapolis.
--If it happens, it would be Madonna's first Super Bowl performance. According to reports, she almost did it twice before . . . in 1998 and 2000 . . . but both times the negotiations fell through.
--SBNation.com is the site that is reporting this. A rep for the NFL wouldn't confirm OR deny it . . . and there's also no word from Madonna's people.
--It would be good timing for Madonna. She's releasing an album next spring, and the first single could be out around the time of the Super Bowl.
Seth Rogen Got Married Saturday
SETH ROGEN married his longtime girlfriend Lauren Miller on Saturday in Sonoma, California.
--The guest list can pretty much be described as the New Millennium Comedy All-Stars. It included Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, director Judd Apatow and his wife Leslie Mann.
--One report even claims ADAM SANDLER was there.
--A source says, quote, "The wedding was more laughs than anything else. Every other line was a joke and the crowd couldn't contain their laughter. It was nonstop fun." (Popsugar)
Kevin Bacon Refused a Cameo in the "Footloose" Remake . . . Because He Didn't Want to Cheapen It
One thing you won't see in the upcoming "Footloose" remake is a cameo by KEVIN BACON. But it's not the fault of the writers, the producers or the director. It was Kevin's idea.
--Director Craig Brewer had a great part for Kevin, but Kevin turned it down. Brewer says, quote, "Kevin was wise in saying no to it. I think he had the right reason for it.
--"I think that he knew it would cheapen it somehow because if suddenly he showed up winking at the camera, it would have taken some of the teeth out of the narrative."
(--I don't know. Is a "Footloose" movie really something that needs its integrity so closely safeguarded? I think more people than not would ENJOY . . . and even EXPECT the cameo.)
--Speaking of "Footloose" . . . star JULIANNE HOUGH says RYAN SEACREST had trouble watching the movie because of a scene where she gets beaten up by an abusive boyfriend.
--She says, quote, "Ryan saw it and said, 'I can't watch that.' He was like, 'When he hits you I just want to punch the screen . . . When I see you pull some of those faces, those are the faces that I see, so you know so it's hard for me to watch.'"
Jenna Fischer Had a Baby Boy
JENNA FISCHER . . . a.k.a. Pam from "The Office" . . . gave birth to a baby boy on September 24th. His name is Weston Lee. This is the first child for Jenna and her husband, writer Lee Kirk.
Showbiz Tragedy! Leonard Nimoy Has Attended His Last "Star Trek" Convention!
Tragic news, "Star Trek" fans: Mr. Spock has attended his last convention. This past weekend, 80-year-old LEONARD NIMOY did a "Trek" convention in Rosemont, Illinois. And he says he's not doing any more. Ever.
If Chynna Phillips Wins "Dancing with the Stars" . . . She's Going to Ask Her Husband to Get a Vasectomy
This is pretty bizarre: CHYNNA PHILLIPS of WILSON PHILLIPS says that if she wins "Dancing with the Stars" . . . she wants her husband BILLY BALDWIN to get a vasectomy.
--Well, there isn't a direct correlation between Chynna's dancing success and Billy's virility . . . but Chynna says Billy really wanted her to do "Dancing with the Stars", and so she did it for him.
--So she wants something in return: No more kids. Seriously.
--Chynna says, quote, "He thinks I'm kidding, but he's got a really big reality to face after the show's over. I have pushed out three kids, [and now that we have them] it's his turn . . . it's time for him to get a vasectomy.
--"He's got to grow up and get snipped." Chynna is 43 and Billy is 48. Their three children are between the ages of 11 and six.
--Despite her vasectomy threat, Chynna says Billy is still rooting for her to win . . . quote, "He still votes 15 times, over and over again."
Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed are Married
--After 28 years together, GENE SIMMONS and SHANNON TWEED finally took the plunge into marriage Saturday at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
--Their daughter Sophie was the maid of honor, and she sang the ETTA JAMES classic "At Last" for their first dance.
--Guests included HUGH HEFNER, BILL MAHER and Gene's KISS bandmate PAUL STANLEY, who was in the wedding party.
-- Kiss played a few songs at the reception.
--Of course, the wedding was taped for the A&E reality show "Gene Simmons Family Jewels". It's air on October 18th.
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore Went to the Kaballah Center Together
ASHTON KUTCHER and DEMI MOORE went to the Kaballah Center together on Friday for a private, hour-long meeting. There's no word what it was about.
--Sources say they arrived separately, but left in the same car. They were both wearing their wedding rings. (Daily Mail)
--By the way: Ashton and Demi are currently following each other on Twitter. There were points over the last few days when both of them allegedly stopped following each other. But that's no longer the case.
"Arrested Development" Will Return with a Movie *And* Another Season?
There's been talk of an "Arrested Development" movie ever since the show was canceled back in 2006 . . . and yesterday, creator Mitch Hurwitz said it's STILL in the works. But that isn't all.
--He also wants to bring "Arrested Development" back to TV for another season.
--It would be a "limited" season with nine or 10 episodes, with each one focusing on a different character. This "mini-season" would lead up to the release of the movie.
--Hurwitz explained, quote, "I've been working on the screenplay for a long time and found that as time went by, there was so much more to the story. In fact, where everyone's been for five years became a big part of the story.
--"I found even if I just gave five minutes per character to that back story, we were halfway through the movie before the characters got together."
--Afterwards, JASON BATEMAN Tweeted, quote, "It's true. We will do 10 episodes and the movie. Probably shoot them all together next summer for a release in early 2013. VERY excited!"
--And WILL ARNETT Tweeted, quote, "I'm peeing with [Jason Bateman] at the moment, and we can confirm that we are going to make new episodes and a movie."
--There aren't any more specifics, including WHERE the episodes would air. It's unclear if Fox is interested in bringing the show back. (--Although they did bring "Family Guy" back after canceling it . . . twice.)
--For what it's worth,"Entertainment Weekly" says Hurwitz has talked to Showtime and Netflix about hosting the new episodes.
Monday TV Reminders
--"Monday Night Football" . . . 8:30 to 11:30 P.M. Eastern on ESPN. (--The Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Indianapolis Colts at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.)
--"Dancing with the Stars" [Performance Show] . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC.
--"House" [8th Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Fox. (--It's been one year after House drove his car into Cuddy's house and he's still in jail trying to diagnose a fellow inmate who becomes ill.)
--"Warehouse 13" [3rd Season Finale] . . . 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Syfy.
--"100 Greatest Songs of the '00s" . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on VH1. (--Pete Wentz hosts this five-part countdown of the top songs of the past 10 years.)
The Reason Jessica Alba Named Her Daughter Haven Is Kind of Gross
Some kids have great stories about how they got their names. JESSICA ALBA'S daughter Haven has a pretty unique one . . . but it's actually kind of gross.
--Jessica says, quote, "When I delivered Haven she was born still inside the amniotic sac, which is rare.
--"The doctor grabbed the nurse and said: 'Look at this!' I was in the middle of pushing and he told me to hold on a minute and not to push! He was wearing basketball shorts and a T-shirt and said: 'Oh I have to get my scrubs on for this!'
--"The sac burst on its own after she came out. It was a trip.
--"When I was in recovery we still hadn't chosen her name. [My husband] Cash picked her up and said she came into the world in her 'safe haven' and it clicked right then for both of us."
Ashton Kutcher's Alleged Mistress Wants Money
Here's the least surprising headline of the day: ASHTON KUTCHER'S alleged mistress, SARA LEAL, wants to CASH IN on her fling.
--The word is she's been shopping her story to various media outlets. She's looking for $250,000, but nobody's willing to pay that much. In the meantime, she has reached out to Ashton's people looking for a payoff to keep her from talking.
--Photos surfaced yesterday of ASHTON KUTCHER with someone who looks a lot like SARA LEAL . . . .the woman he allegedly had sex with last weekend. But these photos were taken in JUNE. (Daily Mail)
--Meanwhile, Ashton made his first Twitter statement about this scandal yesterday. First, he posted a link to the PUBLIC ENEMY song "Don't Believe the Hype".
--Then he added, quote, "When you ASSUME to know that which you know nothing of you make an ASS out of U and ME."
A Security Guard Testified that Dr. Conrad Murray Made Him Put Medicine Vials Into a Bag Before Calling 911
Yesterday in DR. CONRAD MURRAY'S manslaughter trial, one of MICHAEL JACKSON'S security guards testified that Murray instructed him to put vials of propofol into a bag BEFORE calling 911.
--ALBERTO ALVAREZ said he was in the security trailer when he got a call from Michael's assistant telling him to get to the house.
--With Michael either dying or already dead, Alvarez testified that Murray's next act was NOT to call 911. It was to HIDE DRUGS. Alvarez said he grabbed a handful of vials, handed them to Alvarez and told him to put them in a bag.
--Alvarez held open a plastic bag and Murray put the vials in it. Then he told Alvarez to put the plastic bag into a brown bag . . . and then put the brown bag into a blue bag. He did.
--It was only then that Murray instructed Alvarez to call 911 . . . which he did.
--Asked why he didn't question Dr. Murray, he said, quote, "In my personal experience, I believed Dr. Murray had the best intentions for Mr. Jackson. I didn't question his authority."
Rob Kardashian Says Married Celebrities are Hooking Up With Their "Dancing with the Stars" Pros
"Dancing with the Stars" has had plenty of celebrities and their professional partners hook up in the past.
--Yesterday, ROB KARDASHIAN said that's already happening this season. Quote, "I know some of the couples on the show, some of the celebrities that are married . . . that are having an affair with their partner." He didn't say which ones.
--Rob is out, since he's not married. Same with Kristin Cavallari, Elisabetta Canalis, Hope Solo, Ron Artest, Ricki Lake, and, yep, Chaz Bono. Carson Kressley is out, because he wouldn't want to have an affair with a girl.
--We're also going to rule out David Arquette, because he has a new girlfriend and he and Courteney Cox are friends again . . . he wouldn't want to blow that. And J.R. Martinez has been through WAY too much for anyone to gossip about him.
--That leaves us with Chynna Phillips cheating on her husband, Billy Baldwin . . . or Nancy Grace cheating on her husband, David Linch…IF you choose to believe Rob Kardashian.
The Trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, Day 2: The Mysterious Cream Comes Up In Testimony and What Michael Jackson's Two Eldest Kids Witnessed
Yesterday in the manslaughter trial of DR. CONRAD MURRAY, we learned a very sad fact: MICHAEL JACKSON'S two eldest children, Prince and Paris, saw their father die.
--Michael's head of security, Faheem Muhammad, testified that Prince and Paris watched as Murray desperately tried to resuscitate their father.
--Michael's personal assistant, Michael Amir Williams, also took the stand. He said that Michael was in good spirits on the evening of June 24th, 2009 . . . and his performance that night was, quote, "amazing." Michael died the next morning.
--Williams testified about receiving a frantic message from Dr. Murray at 12:13 P.M. on the 25th, saying, quote, "Call me right away, please. Please call me right away. Thank you."
--When he called back, Murray told him, quote, "Get here right away. Mr. Jackson had a bad reaction. Get someone up here right away."
--Both Williams and Muhammad testified that after Michael's death, Dr. Murray was very concerned about, quote, "some cream Michael wouldn't want the world to know about."
--Murray wanted to be taken back to the house to retrieve this cream . . . but Williams and Muhammad decided NOT to let him back in.
--Also on the stand yesterday was Paul Gongaware. He's one of the CEOs of AEG Live, the company that was producing Michael's concerts. He said Dr. Murray originally asked for $5 million to be Michael's doctor.
--That didn't fly, but Michael wanted Murray . . . so they hired him for $150,000 a month.
--Prosecutors will call a key witness today in an attempt to show jurors that Murray delayed calling authorities on the day Michael died and that he was intent on concealing indications that he had been giving the singer doses propofol.
Did Demi Moore Tweet Something Last Friday that Suggested There Was Trouble in Her Marriage?
There's still no word from ASHTON KUTCHER and DEMI MOORE about the status of their marriage . . . even on Twitter. Obviously, that's doing nothing to dispel the breakup rumors, since these two normally Tweet EVERYTHING.
--Neither of them have been very active on Twitter over the past week, and most of their Tweets have been work-related.
--The last thing of interest on either of their accounts was a Tweet Demi posted last Friday. It was a quote from a Greek philosopher named Epictetus.
--It said, quote, "When we are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself & study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger."
--That was the day before Ashton and Demi's 6th anniversary, which they spent apart . . . and which Ashton allegedly spent nailing a sexy, 23-year-old blonde.
--The woman's name is Sara Leal . . . and she has reportedly hired a lawyer and gone into hiding.
--Ashton reportedly told Sara that he and Demi are separated, but the public just doesn't know it yet.
A Suspicious Letter with White Powder Was Delivered to "Dancing with the Stars"
There was a major freak out at CBS Studios in Hollywood yesterday, when a suspicious letter was discovered in the mailroom . . . that contained a "white powder."
--There aren't many specifics, but reports say the letter was "intended" for "Dancing with the Stars". (--The show is filmed at CBS Studios, despite being on ABC.)
--All kinds of emergency vehicles were deployed to the studio . . . but when they arrived, the authorities determined that the white powder was not anthrax, or any other harmful substance. There's no word what it actually was.
--Last year, the same studio had a similar issue when someone discovered white powder in a letter addressed to BRISTOL PALIN, who was competing on "Dancing". And last month, there was another one addressed to CRAIG FERGUSON.
--It's unclear if the letter was addressed to any one person in particular this time.
TV's Highest Paid Actresses
Forbes.com loves their lists and this time, they've unleashed a list of TV's Highest Paid Actresses.
--The numbers include their salaries, syndication checks, and endorsement deals in the year between May of 2010 and this past May.
--Here's the Top 10, along with their estimated earnings:
1.) Tina Fey and Eva Longoria, $13 million
3.) Marcia Cross, Mariska Hargitay and Marg Helgenberger, $10 million
6.) Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffman, $9 million
8.) Courteney Cox and Ellen Pompeo, $7 million
10.) Juliana Margulies, $6 million
Thursday TV Reminders
--"The X Factor" [Final Auditions] . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Fox.
--"The Office" . . . 9:00 to 9:30 P.M. on NBC. (--James Spader delivers a motivational speech to his employees and challenges them to double their sales.)
--"Grey's Anatomy" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC. (--The fifth-year residents perform their first solo surgeries.)
--"Private Practice" [5th Season Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on ABC.
Michael Jackson's Corpse . . . And a Recording of Him Obviously Under the Influence of Drugs
The manslaughter trial of DR. CONRAD MURRAY got underway yesterday, and prosecutors dropped some heavy bombs right from the get-go.
--During their opening statements, they used a photo of MICHAEL JACKSON'S CORPSE as a backdrop for their slideshow.
--They also played audio of Michael talking while obviously under the influence of SOMETHING.
--Prosecutors did exactly what they were expected to: They accused Dr. Murray of negligence and incompetence, and said he killed Michael by overdosing him with the anesthetic propofol.
--Meanwhile, Murray's attorney said in his opening statement that Michael KILLED HIMSELF. He said Michael delivered the fatal dose of propofol to himself.
--Prosecutors called KENNY ORTEGA to the witness stand yesterday. He's the man responsible for those "High School Musical"movies . . . and he was directing Michael's "This Is It" concert series that never happened.
--Ortega testified that Michael, quote, "wasn't right" in the weeks leading up to his death in June of 2009 . . . and it caused him to miss several rehearsals.
Rihanna Got Kicked Off the Irish Farm Where She Was Filming Her Music Video . . . Because She Went Topless
Yesterday, photos of RIHANNA frolicking half-naked in a field in Ireland, showed up on the internet. She was filming the video for "We Found Love".
--What we didn't know at the time is that Rihanna eventually TOOK HER TOP OFF . . . which prompted the owner of that field to KICK HER OUT.
--61-year-old farmer Alan Graham says, quote, "I have an ethos and I felt it was inappropriate. I requested them to stop and they did."
--But Graham isn't making a big deal out of it. He says, quote, "I wish no ill will against Rihanna and her friends. Perhaps they could acquaint themselves with a greater God."
--He added, quote, "I had my conversation with Rihanna and I hope she understands where I'm coming from. We shook hands."
Chaz Bono Will Dance For You Again Next Week, America!
--Thanks to a bum knee, Chaz Bono was TERRIBLE on Monday night and his scores reflected that. Chaz was at the very bottom of the leaderboard this week with 17 points.
--But Chaz was NOT in the Bottom Two last night. Those slots were filled by DAVID ARQUETTE and ELISABETTA CANALIS.
--Despite being one of Monday night's top scorers, with 21 points, America sent Elisabetta home.
Is Jessica Simpson Pregnant?
"In Touch Weekly"says that JESSICA SIMPSON is pregnant . . . and the rest of the celebrity blogosphere seems to be following along.
--Of course, this comes from an anonymous source . . . who says Jessica is already having weird cravings, like nacho chips dipped in chocolate, cheese-flavored popcorn and non-alcoholic margaritas.
--And at the recent birthday party of fiancé ERIC JOHNSON, she sent back her glass of champagne for the birthday toast.
Wednesday TV Reminders
--"The X Factor" [Auditions] . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Fox.
--"The Middle" [3rd Season Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on ABC. (--It's trouty mouth time. "Glee's"Chord Overstreet guest stars as Brick's teacher.)
--"H8R" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on the CW. (--Kim Kardashian tries to change the opinion of one of her haters.)
--"Rush: Time Machine" . . . 8:00 to 10:30 P.M. on VH1 Classic. (--A concert from Rush's Time Machine tour, featuring songs from their "Moving Pictures" album.)
Justin Bieber Rented Out the Staples Center in L.A. So He and Selena Gomez Could Watch "Titanic" . . . Alone
This is how you take care of your lady, guys: On Friday night, JUSTIN BIEBER and SELENA GOMEZ went to see DEMI LOVATO'S gig at the Nokia Theater in L.A. Then they went to a movie. And that's where the date went to the next level.
--Justin and Selena went to see "Titanic". By themselves. At the STAPLES CENTER. Seriously . . . Justin rented out the Staples Center . . . where the Lakers play . . . so he and Selena could watch a freakin' movie.
--Earlier in the day, Justin Tweeted, quote, "Romance isn't dead. Treat your lady right, fellas."
--We should probably note that the date didn't cost Justin a dime. They let him have the joint free of charge because he's sold it out three times already.
--Also, Justin didn't think of the idea himself. He got it from the scene in the movie "Mr. Deeds", where ADAM SANDLER surprisesWINONA RYDER with a date in an empty Madison Square Garden. Still, that's pretty strong.
Jesse James and Kat Von D Have Broken Up Again
It's over AGAIN for JESSE JAMES and KAT VON D. Kat said on her Facebook page, quote, "I am not in a relationship. (And I apologize for all the "back and forth" if it's caused any confusion)."
--As for WHY they broke up, she told "People" magazine, quote, "It was clear to me that we were just on two different paths in life.
--"My friend put it best when he said I could never be more deserving of total, noble love. And as a woman, I think it's important to know your value and never lose sight of that."
--But she added, quote, "I wish Jesse nothing but the best in life and in love."
The Black Eyed Peas and Jennifer Hudson Will Perform at the Michael Jackson Tribute
The BLACK EYED PEAS and JENNIFER HUDSON have been added to the list of performers for the MICHAEL JACKSON tribute concert. This thing is happening on October 8th in Cardiff, Wales.
--Previously announced performers include: Cee-Lo Green, Christina Aguilera, Smokey Robinson, Ne-Yo, Leona Lewis andAlien Ant Farm. Beyoncé will also perform via satellite. Jamie Foxx is hosting.
Monday TV Reminders
--"Dancing with the Stars" [Performance Show] . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC.
--"Terra Nova" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Fox. (--A family travels back to prehistoric Earth to escape the extinction of the human race. It stars Stephen Lang, who you know as the psycho Marine colonel in "Avatar".)
--"Cake Boss" [4th Season Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 10:30 P.M. on TLC.
Is Lindsay Lohan Blowing Off Her Community Service?
Remember when LINDSAY LOHAN told her judge . . . and everyone else who would listen . . . that she was going to buckle down and kick butt on her community service? Would you be shocked if I told you she may have been insincere?
--Lindsay's been seen partying it up at Fashion Week in New York City . . . and she's about to fly to Milan for a modeling gig. But apparently, she's neglecting her obligation to society.
--Lindsay was sentenced to 480 hours of community service . . . consisting of 380 hours at a women's shelter and 100 hours at the county morgue.
--So far, she has completed 60 hours at the shelter and none at the morgue. She did complete a shoplifters awareness class, but she's falling behind on everything else.
--A source says, quote, "Lindsay's team is telling her she needs to log significant time to show the judge that she is working towards completing her hours, but she is ignoring them.
--"Lindsay's rationale is that she has a year to complete the service, so she isn't concerned about it right now."
--Lindsay's rep says she's working hard to, quote, "balance the demands of making a living while at the same time fulfilling her court-mandated obligations."
Is Kate Winslet Dating a Guy Whose Legal Name is Ned RockNRoll?
KATE WINSLET is reportedly dating a new guy . . . and his name is NED ROCKNROLL. And that's not a nickname. No, he wasn't born with it . . . he had it legally changed.
--Ned is the nephew of billionaire RICHARD BRANSON . . . and he and Kate fell for each other during that vacation on Branson's Caribbean island. You know, the vacation where Branson's vacation house got hit by lightning and burned to the ground.
--There's only one problem: Ned is MARRIED. He got married two years ago, but he and his wife, Mrs. ROCKNROLL separated earlier this year. She reportedly wants him back, though so things could get ugly for Kate.
The "X Factor" Premiere Was a Major Disappointment in the Ratings
The season premiere of "X Factor" attracted just 12.4 million viewers on Wednesday night, which was a MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT. (--The ratings for last night's show aren't out yet.)
--For comparison, 26.1 million watched the premiere of "American Idol" this past spring, which featured the debut of STEVEN TYLER and JENNIFER LOPEZ. It was also the first season without SIMON COWELL.
--Even without the inevitable "Idol" comparisons, "X Factor" wasn't even the biggest show of the night. "Modern Family" drew 14.3 million viewers, "Criminal Minds" had 14.1 million viewers, and 12.6 million people watched "CSI".
"Extreme Musical Chairs" . . . A Reality Show Coming to the CW! Seriously
There are so many absurd reality shows out there these days that you probably wouldn't be surprised if there was one on the way called . . . oh, I don't know . . . "Extreme Musical Chairs".
--And get this, THERE IS.
--The CW is indeed developing a show called "Extreme Musical Chairs", which will, quote, "transform the popular children's game into a physically demanding competition with multiple rounds of elimination set in an indoor obstacle course." (???)
--There's no word when the show might premiere.
Saturday TV Reminders
--"Saturday Night Live" [37th Season Premiere] . . . 11:30 P.M. to 1:00 A.M. on NBC. (--Alec Baldwin guest hosts andRadiohead is the musical guest.)
Sunday TV Reminders
--"Sunday Night Football" . . . 8:20 to 11:20 P.M. Eastern on NBC. (--The Indianapolis Colts host the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indiana.)
--"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" [9th Season Premiere] . . . 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. on ABC. (--The Steps-N-Stages Jubilee House for homeless female veterans is renovated with the help of soldiers and a visit from Michelle Obama.)
--"The Amazing Race 19" [19th Season Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on CBS. (--"Survivor" winners Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca are part of the cast.)
--"The Simpsons" [23rd Season Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 8:30 P.M. on Fox. (--Kiefer Sutherland does the voice of a shy security guard who comes to Homer's aid.)
--"Desperate Housewives" [8th Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC.
Brad Pitt Doesn't Want Jennifer Aniston to be Dragged Into it Every Time He Talks About Angelina Jolie
People are still talking about BRAD PITT saying his life was "uninteresting" when he was married to JENNIFER ANISTON. He thinks it's gotten blown WAY out of proportion.
--In an interview he shot for this morning's "Today" show Brad says he wants it all to stop.
--He says, quote, "I don't know what was pieced together or put together. All I know is that my point was, the best thing I'd done as a father is be sure that my kids have a good mother.
--"That's all I was, or am, trying to say. It has no reference to the past. And I think it's a shame that I can't say something nice about Angie without Jen being drug in. You know, she doesn't deserve it."
--He added, quote, "I don't want them to say anything bad like that about Jen. She's a dear friend of mine."
--Meanwhile, sources say that the reason Brad is being so contrite and apologetic about this is because Jennifer's people went BALLISTIC on him.
--A source says Jennifer was ANNOYED by what Brad said . . . and thought it was, quote, "rude and inappropriate."
--Supposedly, Jen's people, quote, "read him the riot act" . . . and within 24 hours, he was on his apology tour.
Hugh Jackman Punched a WWE Star and Gave Him a Fractured Jaw
HUGH JACKMAN was the guest host of the WWE's "Monday Night Raw" this week . . . and like a good guest host, he actually got INVOLVED in the action.
--He was the corner man for ZACK RYDER in a match with a wrestler named DOLPH ZIGGLER. And he ended up jumping on the ring apron and delivering a shot to Dolph's chops to help Zack win.
--Well, according to Dolph, he's now nursing a FRACTURED JAW. He Tweeted, quote, "Hairline mandibular fracture . . . it's not ballet . . . getting a special mouth guard tomorrow so I will NOT miss any WWE live events!!!"
(Hugh Jackman's BOXING MOVIE comes out October 7th.)
Sarah Michelle Gellar Hates Her Body
You can be rich, famous and beautiful . . . and STILL hate yourself. Like SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR.
--In the new issue of "Health" magazine, she says, quote, "I totally have body dysmorphic disorder. I think most women do. I just have to remember that I'm human, and I'm a mom. Being a parent changes the vanity at least a little bit."
(--Body dysmorphic disorder is where a person becomes obsessed with his or her physical flaws.)
The X Factor Kicked Off With An Amazing 13 Year Old Girl
The X Factor started off with a bang as they showcased 13-year-old Rachel Crow from the Los Angeles auditions on Duffy's "Mercy." She has a great personality, as she hilariously told the judges she wants to win because her family has no money.
--The judges were wowed. Simon Cowell told her she's the reason they lowered the age limit to 12 years of age and she obviously went through with four yes votes.
--If you didn’t see her, google her. She’s adorable!
Thursday TV Reminders
--"The X Factor" [Auditions Show] . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Fox.
--"The Big Bang Theory" [5th Season Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on CBS.
--"Charlie's Angels" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on ABC. (--Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor and Annie Ilonzeh are your new angels, but in this version they're all ex-cons instead of former cops.)
--"Grey's Anatomy" [8th Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on ABC. (--Meredith faces the professional and personal consequences of tampering with Derek's clinical trial, while Christina and Owen deal with an unexpected pregnancy.)
--"Community" [3rd Season Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 8:30 P.M. on NBC. (--John Goodman joins the cast as Vice Dean Laybourne.)
--"Parks & Recreation" [4th Season Premiere] . . . 8:30 to 9:00 P.M. on NBC.
--"The Office" [8th Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 9:30 P.M. on NBC. (--James Spader begins his reign as the new CEO of Dunder Mifflin Sabre.)
What Did Charlie Sheen Think Of “Two and a Half Men?
Charlie Sheen enjoyed the "Two and a Half Men" premiere. A source says he called ASHTON KUTCHER'S first scene, quote, "the best intro for a new a character on a TV show of all time."
--He especially liked the fact that Ashton was, quote, "revealed through the dusty exploded smoke of my remains."
--By the way, "Two and a Half Men" creator CHUCK LORRE has finally spoken out about firing Charlie. He said, quote, "We were concerned with our friend's well-being.
--"That was the whole thing. We were concerned our friend was gonna die, and everything we did was hopefully to keep that from happening."
Did Lady Gaga Pour Champagne on Disabled Fans at the Giants Game Monday Night?
LADY GAGA was at the new MetLife Stadium Monday night to watch the New York Giants beat the St. Louis Rams. She was also enjoying some champagne.
--For some reason, she raised her glass for a toast, then DUMPED IT.
--According to the "New York Post", Gaga dumped her champagne on the railing in front of her, and it dripped down to the section below . . . which is reserved for DISABLED FANS. There's no word if anyone got an alcohol shower.
Adele Interrupted a Concert to Get Medical Attention to a Fan Who Had Fainted
On Monday night, ADELE was performing at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo in London, England. And as she started singing her song "Rumour Has It" . . . she heard a commotion in the crowd.
--Apparently, someone had fainted. And when she realized it, she stopped singing and said "MEDIC!" into the microphone. Then she walked to the front of the stage and asked for the crowd to clear so the person could get medical attention.
--After paramedics helped get the person out of the crowd . . . and confirmed they were alright . . . Adele went back to singing.
“Dancing With The Stars” Eliminates the First Star
--The first elimination show kicked off with the professional dancers kicked things off with a sizzling group number set to an amped-up version of Lady Gaga's "Edge of Glory," followed by the gradual reveal of the celebs named to the bottom three: Rob Kardashian, Metta and later Nancy Grace.
--The headlining performers for the evening included musician/actor Harry Connick Jr. and self-described party rockers LMFAO.
Wednesday TV Reminders
--"The X Factor" [Two-Hour Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Fox. (--Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, Def Jam chairmanL.A. Reid, and Simon Cowell are the judges.)
--"The Middle" [3rd Season Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on ABC. (--Ray Romano guest stars as an old friend of Mike's.)
--"Modern Family" [3rd Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC.
--"Criminal Minds" [7th Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on CBS.
--"CSI" [12th Season Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on CBS. (--Ted Danson joins the cast as the team's new boss, D.B. Russell.)
Charlie Sheen's Character on "Two and a Half Men" Was Indeed Hit by a Train
Did you catch ASHTON KUTCHER'S debut on "Two and a Half Men" last night? Was it everything you hoped it would be?
--Just like we'd heard, CHARLIE SHEEN'S character fell . . . or more likely was PUSHED . . . in front of a train in Paris.
--At his closed-casket funeral, Charlie's girlfriend Rose . . . the one who probably pushed him . . . said his body, quote, "just exploded like a balloon full of meat."
--Charlie's death was dealt with pretty quickly . . . and rather brutally. At his funeral, several of his ex-girlfriends . . . including JENNY MCCARTHY and JERI RYAN . . . talked about all the rotten things he did, like give them STDs and whatnot.
--In a later scene, JOHN STAMOS made a cameo as a guy interested in buying the house. And he revealed that he and Charlie once had a three-way . . . which turned into a TWO-WAY when the girl left. It actually felt more brutal and mean-spirited than the Charlie Sheen roast over on Comedy Central.
Rainn Wilson Says TV "Should Be Ashamed of Itself" for Not Giving Steve Carell an Emmy
Before the Emmys, STEVE CARELL was a favorite to win Best Actor in a Comedy. He'd never won for his role as Michael Scott on"The Office" during his first six seasons . . . so for his final seventh season, people figured he'd finally get recognized.
--Well . . . nope. JIM PARSONS from the "Big Bang Theory" won. So after six nominations in seven seasons, Steve Carell never won.
--And RAINN WILSON . . . who plays Dwight on "The Office" . . . says that ain't right. After the show, he tweeted, quote, "The world of TV should be ashamed of itself that Steve Carell never won an Emmy for Michael Gary Scott. Goodnight."
--Before the show started, Wilson seemed to have a feeling that this wasn't going to be a good year for "The Office" . . . he tweeted, quote, "[We have] about zero chance of winning this year because the cast has been relegated to rows U and V."
Somebody Stole John Travolta's Classic Mercedes . . . While He Was Shopping at a Jaguar Dealership
Somebody stole JOHN TRAVOLTA'S classic, 1970 Mercedes 280-SL right off the street in Santa Monica on Sunday . . . while he was shopping for another car.
--Travolta parked the car and walked two blocks to a Jaguar dealership. He was only inside for about 10 minutes, but when he got back to his parking spot, the car was gone. There were no witnesses.
Tuesday TV Reminders
--"Dancing with the Stars: Meet the Cast" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on ABC. (--Performance highlights, judges commentary and rehearsal footage.)
--"Dancing with the Stars" [Results Show] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC.
--"NCIS" [9th Season Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on CBS.
--"NCIS: Los Angeles" [3rd Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on CBS.
--"Glee" [3rd Season Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Fox.
--"The Biggest Loser" [12th Season Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on NBC. (--Bob Harper, fitness expert Dolvett Quince and tennis star Anna Kournikova are your personal trainers for this season.)
--"Raising Hope" [2nd Season Premiere] . . . 9:30 to 10:00 P.M. on Fox. (--14-year-old singer Greyson Chance guest stars as a younger version of Jimmy.)
--"Tosh.0" [3rd Season Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 10:30 P.M. on Comedy Central.
CHARLIE SHEEN presented the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series . . . and surprisingly, he didn't make any waves. In fact, he extended yet another olive branch to his old show.
--He said, quote, "I wanna take a moment to get something off my chest and say a few words to everybody here from 'Two and a Half Men': From the bottom of my heart, I wish you nothing but the best from this upcoming season.
--Charlie even met with his replacement, ASHTON KUTCHER, backstage. After the show, he Tweeted a picture of them together with the caption, "Giving the new kid a little advice."
This Year's Primetime Emmy Winners
"Modern Family"was the big winner at last night's Emmys, bringing in FIVE awards . . . including the first two of the evening.
Here are all the Emmy winners you care about . . .
--Best Variety, Music Or Comedy Series: "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central)
John Mayer Has Canceled Shows and Delayed His New Album Because of a Mass of Tissue in His Throat
On Friday, JOHN MAYER announced that he's pulling out of two shows . . . one with TONY BENNETT in L.A. and the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas . . . AND he's delaying his album.
--The reason is a granuloma . . . which is an inflamed mass of tissue in his throat, near his vocal chords. He has to recover before he can go back to singing.
--He says his album, "Born and Raised", still needs more vocals so it's going to be pushed to sometime next year instead of coming out in the next few months.
--Mayer says, quote, "I'm not sure how long or short a period of time it will be. I've got the best doctors in the country looking after me and I will be singing and touring again as soon as I get the 'all clear.'"
Lindsay Lohan's Fashion Week Exploits: First, She Threw a Drink at Somebody . . . Then the Next Night, She Got Kicked Out of a Party
LINDSAY LOHAN spent last week attending Fashion Week events in New York City . . . and apparently, MAKING A FOOL OUT OF HERSELF.
--During one party, Lindsay allegedly threw a glass at a photographer who tried to take her picture.
--The next night, she was at a party thrown by designer Marc Jacobs. But not for long, because she got TOSSED OUT.
--When Lindsay first got there, the people at the door wouldn't let her in, because she wasn't welcome at this party. So she called in a favor to some local hotel owner who walked her through.
--But a few minutes after she was seated, security came to her table and MADE HER LEAVE.
--Over the weekend, Lindsay's rep issued the following blanket denial . . . quote, "Lindsay attended Fashion Week on business to see the collections, meet with designers, stylists and retailers and fulfill a few appearance commitments.
--"She was extremely distressed at the level of media attention her presence attracted as well all the rumors that abounded during the week. These reports were completely false and made-up by people looking to exploit her for their own benefit and self-promotion."
Monday TV Reminders
--"Dancing with the Stars" [13th Season Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC. (--This season's stars are: Chynna Phillips,Elisabetta Canalis, Kristin Cavallari, Nancy Grace, Ricki Lake, Olympic soccer gold medalist Hope Solo . . .)
(. . . Chaz Bono, "Queer Eye's"Carson Kressley, Ron Artest, David Arquette, Rob Kardashian, and Iraq war vet turned actor, "All My Children's"J.R. Martinez.)
--"Castle" [4th Season Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on ABC.
--"How I Met Your Mother" [7th Season Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on CBS. [Back-to-Back Episodes]
--"Two and a Half Men" [9th Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 9:30 P.M. on CBS. (--Ashton Kutcher joins the cast as Internet billionaire Walden Schmidt.)
Scarlett Johansson is Threatening to Sue Websites that Post Her Nude Photos
Well, we can officially say that the nude SCARLETT JOHANSSON photos are REAL . . . because she's threatening to sue any websites that post them.
--Her attorney sent letters to various sites asking them to take down what he called, quote, "stolen copyright protected private photographs."
--The letter goes on to say, quote, "The highly personal and private photographs at issue capture our client self-posing in her own home in a state of undress and / or topless."
Brad Pitt Says He Lived an Uninteresting Life When He Was Married to Jennifer Aniston . . . But He Doesn't Blame Jennifer
BRAD PITT has never really been disrespectful to JENNIFER ANISTON since he ditched her for ANGELINA JOLIE . . . but some things he says in the new issue of "Parade" magazine sound a little below the belt:
--Brad gushes about his life with Angelina, saying, quote, "I'm satisfied with making true choices and finding the woman I love, Angie, and building a family that I love so much."
--He also calls her a great mom, and says that starting a family with her was, quote, "one of the greatest, smartest things I ever did."
--Then he makes it sound like his life before, with Jennifer, was TOTAL CRAP.
--He says, quote, "I spent the '90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony. I started to get sick of myself sitting on a couch, holding a joint, hiding out. It started feeling pathetic.
--"It became very clear to me that I was intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn't living an interesting life myself."
--He adds, quote, "I think that my marriage had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn't."
--But soon after those comments hit the web, Brad issued a statement clarifying that he wasn't blaming Jennifer for anything.
--He said, quote, "It grieves me that this was interpreted this way. Jen is an incredibly giving, loving, and hilarious woman who remains my friend. It is an important relationship I value greatly.
--"The point I was trying to make is not that Jen was dull, but that I was becoming dull to myself . . . and that, I am responsible for."
Three Years Ago, Stacy Keibler Joked About Being the Subject of a George Clooney Engagement Rumor
STACY KEIBLER is living the dream of MILLIONS of women by hooking up with GEORGE CLOONEY. But years before she made that happen, Stacy apparently already had George in her sights.
--Three years ago, after Stacy made a name for herself by jumping from the WWE to "Dancing With the Stars", E! News spoke with her about her newfound fame.
--When they randomly floated the possibility that she could be romantically linked to Clooney, she was ALL ABOUT IT.
--She said, quote, "Oh, I would love to be in that rumor. If that comes out in the media that I'm engaged to George Clooney, I would run with that one, for sure."
Sunday TV Reminders
--"63rd Primetime Emmy Awards" . . . 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Fox. (--"Glee's"Jane Lynch is your host.)
Here are the nominees for the big awards:
Outstanding Comedy Series
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Parks And Recreation"
Outstanding Drama Series
"Friday Night Lights"
"Game Of Thrones"
"The Good Wife"
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
"The Big Bang Theory" - Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper
"The Big Bang Theory" - Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter
"Episodes" - Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc
"Louie" -Louis C.K. as Louie
"The Office" - Steve Carell as Michael Scott
"30 Rock" - Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
"Boardwalk Empire" - Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson
"Dexter" - Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan
"Friday Night Lights" - Kyle Chandler as Coach Eric Taylor
"House" - Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House
"Justified" - Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens
"Mad Men" - Jon Hamm as Don Draper
Cameron Diaz and Alex Rodriguez May Have Broken Up
"Us Weekly"says that CAMERON DIAZ and ALEX RODRIGUEZ have broken up in order to focus on their respective careers.
--A source says, quote, "She's very busy with her career. And he's had injuries and wants to focus on his game. They're dedicated professionals.
--"[But] they're still very friendly and like each other. He has an enormous amount of respect for her."
Charlie Sheen Is Sober . . . And Now He Realizes that the Whole "Tiger Blood" Thing Was Silly
Now that CHARLIE SHEEN is sober, he realizes that some of the things he did during his MANIC phase earlier this year were a little silly.
--In an interview airing on the "Today" show tomorrow, Charlie tells MATT LAUER, quote, "Looking back on it, I don't think I would trade it, but there are portions of it I would have amended a little bit.
--"I don't know, the tiger blood [thing], it was so silly and people took it so seriously and I figured, alright, I'll continue to give the people what they want, you know?"
--Charlie also admitted that the whole thing took on a life of its own . . . quote, "I don't really know what happened. It was one of those things where the planets were aligned, perfectly or imperfectly.
--"I said some stuff and then it caught such traction globally and instantly that I couldn't really put out the fire. From one moment to the next, I didn't know what was going to happen. It was pretty exciting."
--Charlie tells Lauer that he's "absolutely" sober . . . but doesn't know how long he's been clean . . . quote, "I don't really keep track of the time. It's been awhile."
--But it's definitely made a difference. He says he's, quote, "a lot calmer . . . a lot mellower."
--Sobriety is also helping his relationships with ex-wives DENISE RICHARDS and BROOKE MUELLER. He says, quote, "I'm seeing my kids a lot more, mending fences with Denise and Brooke, just trying to move forward and prioritize what matters."
Kristie Alley Has Lost 100 Pounds . . . And She's Ready for Some Meaningless Sex
KIRSTIE ALLEY is building on the weight loss success she had on "Dancing With the Stars". Kirstie has lost 100 pounds since her recent stint on the show.
--She says, quote, "I feel like I'm back in my element. I honestly didn't even realize what I looked like."
--Now that she's gone from a size 14 to a size 4, she's ready for some MEANINGLESS SEX . . . quote, "This is what I think about sex: I think it's fun to hookup every night for six months . . . Then it's time to move on!"
The Five Songs Simon Cowell Never Wants to Hear at an Audition
SIMON COWELL has sat through a lot of bad auditions. And a lot of them start out with POOR SONG CHOICE.
--If you plan on auditioning for Simon someday on "X Factor", Simon has a list of five songs he does NOT want you to sing.
--Here they are:
--R. Kelly's"I Believe I Can Fly"
--Etta James'"At Last" . . . Simon says, quote, "I'm allergic to it."
--The Righteous Brothers'"Unchained Melody" . . . Simon says, quote, "Whoever said that was my favorite song was joking."
--Jason Mraz's"I'm Yours"
--John Legend's"Ordinary People" . . . Simon says, quote, "It's never as good as the original."
Will Smith and Marc Anthony Hung Out Together at Last Night's New England / Miami Game
WILL SMITH and MARC ANTHONY hit those rumors about Marc nailing Will's wife HEAD-ON last night, by partying it up at the"Monday Night Football" game between the Patriots and the Dolphins.
--Sources say they were, quote, "extremely buddy-buddy" in a luxury box . . . along with Miami Heat star DWYANE WADE.
--JADA PINKETT was NOT there.
Kate Gosselin Thinks Her Ex-Husband Jon's Life Is "Mediocre" . . . Because He Just Has a Regular Job
If you didn't think you could dislike KATE GOSSELIN more than you already do, I can help. Kate was on the "Today" show yesterday to talk about her future . . . now that "Kate Plus 8" is over. The series finale aired last night.
--Kate insisted . . . repeatedly . . . that she's in the market for a new TV gig, and rejected JON GOSSELIN'Sadvice to get a regular job and go back to a normal life.
--Kate said, quote, "Jon may be accepting of mediocre for his kids, and working a regular job . . . I want the best for my kids and the best opportunities, not unlike every parent.
--"I think that to be a good parent is to work as hard as you can and give them the best opportunities in life, and [reality TV] has provided that.
--"I think at this point, the best opportunity for all of us would be me continuing on TV as a way to provide for my kids. Something that's exciting and challenging for me has been TV, and I wouldn't be opposed to it."
--She doesn't have any offers yet, but it sounds like she'd like to do another reality show with her kids. She said, quote, "If the right thing came along, I think we are all still in agreement with it . . . I'm sure you will see my kids again at some point."
Cyndi Lauper Says She Messed Up the National Anthem Because She Was Emotional About September 11th
CYNDI LAUPER has an excuse for messing up the National Anthem at the U.S. Open in New York over the weekend: She was emotional about the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.
--She says, quote, "It was an awesome experience. I got choked up in the middle remembering 9/11. The moon shone down on us, and I tried to say a prayer at the same time. I hope I didn't mess up too bad. I wanted it to be comforting."
Christina Aguilera Is Not Getting Fired from "The Voice" for Spending Too Much Time with Her Boyfriend on the Set
CHRISTINA AGUILERA has already signed on to do Season Two of "The Voice" . . . but yesterday, the website X17online.com claimed the producers were thinking of NOT bringing her back for a third season.
--A so-called "source" said, quote, "She doesn't spend time with her contestants like she's supposed to. She doesn't participate. She spends most of her time on the set with her boyfriend." They also say Christina was "drinking on the job."
--But an NBC rep denied this . . . saying, quote, "There's absolutely no truth to the rumor." (--Season Two of "The Voice" premieres right after the Super Bowl.)
Tuesday TV Reminders
--"America's Got Talent" [Performance Show] . . . 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on NBC. (--The final four acts perform in Hollywood.)
--"Ringer" [SERIES Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on the CW. (--Sarah Michelle Gellar plays twins: One's a recovering junkie and the other is rich with "a dark present." The junkie witnesses a murder, and is being chased by the mob. In an effort to hide, she begins masquerading as her sister.)
--"Wedding Fabulous: Sherri Shepherd Gets Married" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Style. (--Sherri Shepherd from "The View" let cameras follow her wedding to TV writer Lamar Sally)
--OPRAH WINFREY . . . in an interview yesterday on Facebook Live revealed she was an accident say “My father and mother had sex one time. I was considered an accident."
--She added, quote, "My father said he wanted to know what was under her poodle skirt . . . and he convinced her to show him, and voila-ha-ha."
-- Oprah said the one interview she really wanted that she never got was O.J. Simpson, and all she wants is for him to admit to her that he did it.
--During the hour-long chat, Oprah also did a, quote, "lightning round", where she answered several rapid-fire questions. Here are the results:
--Shoes or bags? "Shoes."
--Early mornings or late nights? "Early mornings."
--Wine or tequila? "Tequila!" (--Her preferred brand? Casa Dragones.)
--Tea or coffee? "Tea. Chai."
--Books on paper or books on a Kindle? "iPad."
--Jay-Z or Paul Simon? "Tuesdays, Jay-Z. Sunday, Paul Simon."
--Her favorite favorite thing ever: "The Breville Panini Maker, which can also be used for bacon."
--"Beloved" or "The Color Purple?""The Color Purple".
--Her first show or her last? "Last."
--Peanut butter or bacon? "Peanut butter. Crunchy."
--Thin crust or deep dish? "Thin, thin, thin."
--Looks or personality? "Definitely personality."
--The journey or the destination? "The journey."
Anderson Cooper Will Interview Gerard Depardieu . . . Assuming He Can Quit Giggling Long Enough to Do It
ANDERSON COOPER has taped an interview with bladder-challenged French actor GERARD DEPARDIEU . . . and it sounds like Gerard made Anderson laugh again.
--Last month, Anderson broke out in a "GIGGLE FIT" on the air while cracking jokes about Gerard peeing on the floor of an airplane.
--In his interview with Anderson, Gerard said that he told the flight attendant, quote, "Madame, I have to pee. I not sick, I not a terrorist. I just want to pee!"
--Gerard said he wasn't permitted to go at that moment, but it was an emergency . . . so he reached for a bottle to pee in. But Gerard said that didn't work out because, quote, "[It was] much too small. I am an elephant!"
--When Anderson asked if "it got on the floor," Gerard responded, quote, "Yes, a lot."
--Gerard has seen Anderson's giggle meltdown, and called it, quote, "fantastic, magnifique." He then attempted to make Anderson laugh again by singing a song that included the lyrics: Quote, "Poo, poo. Next time I make a poo poo." (???)
--It worked. Anderson giggled . . . although probably not as MANIACALLY as he did before . . . and said, quote, "I think you won the challenge."
--The interview will air Tuesday . . . on the second episode of Anderson's new talk show, "Anderson". (--"Anderson" premieres Monday, with an "exclusive interview" with AMY WINEHOUSE'S family.)
This Season's First "Dancing with the Stars" Injury: Ricki Lake
The new season of "Dancing with the Stars" has its first injury.
--RICKI LAKE suffered a nasty bruise on her shin, but she's OK. Yesterday, she Tweeted, quote, "Look, my first injury. Don't ask how it happened."
--She added, quote, "I injured myself by hitting my heel into my shin."
--Even though it's a minor injury, a doctor checked her out anyway. Ricki Tweeted, quote, "Not sure how my bruise turned into a medic showing up? I'm fine!! :)"
Ashton Kutcher and Ellen DeGeneres Are Getting "Naked" in Front of Each Other to Promote Their Shows
ASHTON KUTCHER taped a skit for Monday's season premiere of "Ellen", which involved him getting "naked" in front of Ellen.
--Ashton and Ellen were talking about the "nude" "Two and a Half Men" promo picture, and Ashton said, quote, "It's getting a lot of attention. So I just figured I'm going to do everything nude from now on." And then he dropped his robe.
--His naughty parts were pixilated . . . although he probably wasn't really naked anyway.
--Meanwhile, a new "Two and a Half Men" promo poster has been unveiled, which includes a "naked" Ellen. It's unclear if she's actually making an appearance on the show, or if this is just some timely cross-promotion.
Reese Witherspoon Was Hit By a Car While Jogging . . . But She'll Be Fine
REESE WITHERSPOON was hit by a car while jogging in Santa Monica yesterday . . . but she's going to be fine.
--The accident occurred at about 11:00 A.M., and Reese was rushed to a local hospital. But police say she only suffered minor injuries, and as of last night, her rep said she was, quote, "resting comfortably at home."
--The car that hit her was only going about 20 miles per hour, and the driver . . . an 84-year-old woman . . . was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
Kate Gosselin Is Now Unemployed . . . and "Freaking Out Big Time"
The final episode of "Kate Plus 8" airs next Monday, and that means KATE GOSSELIN and her kids will not be on TV for the first time since 2005. Now that she's unemployed, Kate says she's, quote, "freaking out big time."
--She tells "People" magazine, quote, "My kids weren't ready [to leave reality TV]. Nobody was. I've never quit a job in my life without having something else lined up. This has been ended for me on a moment's notice. I don't know what's next."
--Kate says she'd prefer to stay IN the public eye . . . quote, "I want to stay in TV because I feel comfortable there, it's an exciting life. I'd really love to find a place of my own on a talk show or something like that."
--But if that doesn't work out, she will look for a regular job. She says, quote, "[Initially], I said, 'I'll go back to my old nursing job.' If nothing comes up, I'll do it.
--"But the scary reality is, 12-hour nursing shifts every day wouldn't let me continue to provide well for eight kids essentially on my own. When you think about it that way, it gets really scary."
--Especially since the kids are all used to a fairly ballin' lifestyle.
--Kate says, quote, "I told them I will work my fingers to the bone to make sure that they can stay here and go to their school.
Is Joe Jonas After Taylor Swift Again?
JOE JONAS has reportedly re-established contact with ex-girlfriend TAYLOR SWIFT, and he's trying to win her back.
--A so-called "source" says, quote, "He wants her back. He wants to show her he's a changed man and would love to see what's possible between them."
--Sure, they wrote catty songs about each other after he ended the relationship with a 27-second phone call back in 2008, but they're trying to put that behind them. While they're just friends for the moment, a source says they're, quote, "testing the waters."
(--Taylor wrote "Forever and Always" about the breakup . . . and also took a shot at Joe's next girlfriend, Camilla Belle, in "Better Than Revenge". Joe took a shot at Taylor in his song "Much Better".)
Jessica Simpson Loves Her Boobs and Will Not Get Them Reduced
--That story about JESSICA SIMPSON wanting to get a breast reduction before her wedding was COMPLETELY FALSE.
--Yesterday, Jessica Tweeted, quote, "Been getting lots of questions about this alleged breast reduction...not to worry, I LOVE MY BOOBIES!! They aren't going anywhere!"
It's official: EDDIE MURPHY is hosting the 84th Annual Academy Awards in February.
--He says, quote, "I am enormously honored to join the great list of past Academy Award hosts from Hope and Carson to Crystal, Martin and Goldberg, among others.
(--Just so you youngsters don't strain yourself too much, that's Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, Dean Martin and Whoopi Goldberg.)
--"I'm looking forward to working with [the producers] on creating a show that is enjoyable for both the fans at home and for the audience at the Kodak Theatre as we all come together to celebrate and recognize the great film contributions and collaborations from the past year."
--Eddie has ONE Oscar nomination under his belt: For Best Supporting Actor for "Dreamgirls". He lost the Oscar to ALAN ARKIN from "Little Miss Sunshine" . . . but he did win the Golden Globe.
--Here's something Eddie can brag about during the ceremony: In 2010, he was named WORST ACTOR OF THE DECADE by the Golden Raspberry Awards, for his work in such classics as . . .
--"Norbit", "The Adventures of Pluto Nash", "I Spy", "Meet Dave", "Showtime" and "Imagine That".
--Rumor has it that eight-time Oscar host BILLY CRYSTAL will also be used in some capacity.
Jake Gyllenhaal Spent Labor Day Weekend with Rashida Jones and Anna Kendrick . . . But Not at the Same Time
How did you spend your Labor Day Weekend? I'm going to go out on a limb and guess it wasn't nearly as exciting as JAKE GYLLENHAAL'S . . . because he spent his with RASHIDA JONES and ANNA KENDRICK.
--On Sunday, Jake and Rashida had lunch at a Los Angeles cafe. They were with a group of friends . . . but the two of them left together.
--On Monday, he and Anna . . . who are filming a movie together called "End of Watch" . . . were spotted arms around each other in Vegas together. Then later that night they were seen back in L.A. grabbing some Starbucks and Subway.
A Guy Broke Into Celine Dion's House, Ate Some Pastries and Ran Himself a Bath
A man broke into CELINE DION'S Montreal home on Monday, ate some pastries out of the fridge and ran himself a bath.
--36-year-old Daniel Bedard stole the keys out of Celine's husband's car and used them to enter the home. But he tripped the alarm, which alerted the cops.
--A police spokesman says, quote, "He opened the water faucets, was pouring a nice warmish bath (and) he even managed to eat some pastry that was in the fridge.
--"The suspect was coming down the big staircase and was asking: 'Hey, guys what are you doing here?'"
--He was arrested and booked on charges of breaking and entering, auto theft, and causing property damage.
--Celine and her family were out of town at the time of the break-in.
Anthony Michael Hall Was Arrested for Being a Psycho in His Condo Complex
ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL isn't the skinny little nerd he was in "Sixteen Candles" and "The Breakfast Club". He's a pretty big dude. And apparently he's crazy, too.
--Anthony was arrested Monday night for threatening a neighbor in his condo complex.
--According to the LAPD, it all started when Anthony had a fit and started ripping out plants in a common area. When a neighbor came out to see what was up, Anthony threatened him.
--The guy went inside, but Anthony pounded on his door and challenged him to a fight. The man called police, who booked him on suspicion of disturbing the peace.
--TMZ spoke to people at Anthony's condo complex, who say he's often seen acting aggressive and confrontational outside his unit. They say he cusses people who walk by, flips them off and even tries to spray them with a hose for no apparent reason.
--One guy even said, quote, "I have considered buying a gun to stay safe from Hall . . . he's the scariest person I've ever encountered in my life."
Regis Philbin's Run on "Live! with Regis and Kelly" Has an End Date
We knew that REGIS PHILBIN was leaving "Live! with Regis and Kelly" sometime this year, and now there's an official end date: It's November 18th.
--Of course, the show will continue, but a replacement has yet to be named. On yesterday's show, Regis said, quote, "KELLY [RIPA] will be trying out new co-hosts, just like we did 11 years ago when we found her."
--Kelly replaced KATHIE LEE GIFFORD, after she left in July of 2000.
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Was Kicked Off a Plane Because His Pants Were Too Saggy
GREEN DAY singer BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG was kicked off a plane last week because he refused to PULL UP HIS PANTS. Billie Joe is 39 years old, by the way.
--Last Thursday, Billie Joe Tweeted, quote, "Just got kicked off a Southwest flight because my pants sagged too low! What the [eff]? No joke!"
--According to reports, a flight attendant approached him while the passengers were boarding the plane, and asked him to pull his pants up. Billie Joe refused . . . and said, quote, "Don't you have better things to do than worry about that?"
--The flight attendant repeated the request . . . and Billie Joe replied, quote, "I'm just trying to get to my [effing] seat!"
--At that point, Billie Joe and the unidentified person he was traveling with were "removed" from the plane. They were placed on the next flight, and according to Southwest . . . everything is cool.
--The airline put out a statement saying, quote, "We reached out to apologize for this customer's experience. We followed up with this customer and involved employees to get more details and, in our latest conversations, understand from the customer the situation was resolved to his satisfaction."
--Billie Joe has not said anything beyond his initial "No joke!" Tweet.
Adele "Pukes a Lot" Before Going On Stage
Here's a semi-disgusting detail that you may not have known about ADELE: She gets so nervous before her shows that she PUKES.
--She tells the British version of "Vogue" magazine, quote, "I puke quite a lot before going on stage . . . but never actually on stage."
--Adele also admits to having "insecurities" about her body, but she says she doesn't let it bother her. She explains, quote, "I've seen people where it rules their lives, who want to be thinner or have bigger boobs, and how it wears them down . . .
--"And I don't want that in my life . . . I have [body] insecurities, of course, but I don't hang out with anyone who points them out to me."
Jennifer Lopez Says the "American Idol" Judges Have Already Had a Disagreement This Season
"American Idol"auditions are underway and the judges are already fighting.
--JENNIFER LOPEZ made this revelation on RYAN SEACREST'S radio show . . . saying that she's had her first battle with STEVEN TYLER and RANDY JACKSON.
--She said, quote, "[We] got into our first fight. I got really, really upset. There was this girl that came in and sang and she was amazing. And Steven, as he will do when we're doing our auditions, he'll ask her for another song.
--"I was surprised because I was ready to vote. I was like, 'This girl is amazing.'" But after the second song, Randy and Steven voted NOT to let her continue.
--Jennifer told Ryan, quote, "I thought I was being Punk'd. [I thought], 'How can we let this girl go?' I was upset. When I believe in something . . . I knew this girl deserves the chance."
--Elsewhere in the interview, J-Lo said that the auditions are "going really great," but she added, quote, "The kids, we're being really tough on them." (--Of course, that's what the judges say EVERY year . . . so take that with a grain of salt.)
"HawthoRNe" Has Been Canceled . . . But It Probably Had Nothing to Do with the Jada Pinkett / Marc Anthony Situation
TNT has canceled the medical drama "HawthoRNe" . . . and while the rumors are already out there, it's not likely this had anything to do with the JADA PINKETT / MARC ANTHONY situation.
--The show, which ran for three seasons, hasn't been generating much in the way of ratings or buzz lately. And while TNT didn't give an explanation, that's the most probable reason it got the ax.
--Jada Tweeted the following . . . quote, "Hey everyone . . . if you don't know Hawthorne will not be returning for another season.
--"I want to say thank you to all the fans for being Hawthorne soldiers...All our facebook fans...twitter soldiers and viewers...you held us down. Of course you know there is more to come...believe it!"
Marc Anthony Will Be on "Good Morning America" and "Nightline" Today
MARC ANTHONY spoke with ABC News about his split from JENNIFER LOPEZ. The interview will air in two parts: This morning on "Good Morning America" and tonight on "Nightline".
--Marc says nobody was having an affair . . . the relationship just stopped working. He tells ABC, quote, "It was a realization on both our parts. So, you know, it wasn't shocking. These things happen. It was a decision that we made jointly."
--He adds, quote, "This is not a funeral. This is not a burial. This is just two people who came together and just realized . . . and so I'm saying that it wasn't sustainable the way it was, and that's that."
--In a preview video released yesterday, Marc says, quote, "I'll always love Jennifer."
--He adds, quote, "Jennifer's a wonderful, wonderful woman, a wonderful mother, a wonderful friend."
--And he says, quote, "We realized very early on that, you know, even though we're not together, this story's not over. There's stuff to do together, there's life to see together through [twins] Max and Emme . . . so it's all good, man."
Is There "Evidence" That Jennifer Aniston is Pregnant?
The gossip site X-17 Online has offered some supposed "evidence" that JENNIFER ANISTON is pregnant.
--First, they spotted Jennifer and her boyfriend JUSTIN THEROUX visiting a medical building in Beverly Hills yesterday. And Jen was, quote, "holding her belly as she left."
--Secondly, Jen was sucking on a lollipop. The website says that when a woman in her first trimester of pregnancy gets blood drawn, they usually give her candy so her blood sugar level is high enough that she doesn't pass out.
--Last but not least, a so-called "source" says Jen has been abstaining from alcohol for the past few weeks.
--X-17 also points out that Jennifer and Justin also wear matching rings. But that doesn't prove she's pregnant . . . just that she and Justin seem to be in a committed relationship.
Alyssa Milano Had Her Baby
ALYSSA MILANO gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday. This is the first child for both Alyssa and her husband, David Bugliari, who's a Hollywood agent. They named him Milo Thomas Bugliari.
--This might not be the last kid for Alyssa. She recently told E! News, quote, "I had such a great time being pregnant that you're probably going to see me more pregnant than not in the next few years, because I'm really digging it."
And More Baby News: Robert Downey Jr. is Going to Have Another Kid
ROBERT DOWNEY JR. is going to be a dad again. His wife Susan is expecting a child early next year. There's no word on the gender.
--This will be their first child together, but Downey also has a 17-year-old son from his first marriage.
--While promoting his movie "Due Date" last year, Downey actually predicted this. He said, quote, "I think I will be wrist-deep in doo-doo within 18 months. I'm calling it right here."
The "Dancing with the Stars" Couples Have Been Revealed
ABC revealed the "Dancing with the Stars" couples on "Good Morning America" yesterday. Here's the complete rundown:
--Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer
--Former "Queer Eye" star Carson Kressley and Anna Trebunskaya
--David Arquette and Kym Johnson, who won last season with Hines Ward
--Ricki Lake and Derek Hough
--Wilson Phillips legend Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani
--Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke
--Kristin Cavallari and Mark Ballas
--Soap star and Iraq war veteran J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff
--Soccer minx Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
--George Clooney's ex-girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis and Maksim's younger brother Val Chmerkovskiy
--L.A. Laker Ron Artest and Peta Murgatroyd
--HLN Host Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus
(--There are three new pros: Maksim's brother Val, who's briefly popped up on the show a few times . . . Tristan MacManus and Peta Murgatroyd.)
(--Tristan and Peta were both members of the "Dancing with the Stars Troupe," the dance performance group introduced last season.)
(--The 13th season premiere airs Monday, September 19th. All 12 "stars" will perform during the premiere, and one couple will be eliminated on the following night's results show.)
Justin Bieber Was In a Minor Car Accident Yesterday . . . But He's Okay
JUSTIN BIEBERwas involved in a minor car accident in Los Angeles yesterday, but he's fine.
--Police say Justin's black Ferrari was rear-ended by a Honda Civic. Nobody was injured, and there was no damage to either vehicle.
Was Lady Gaga Wearing a Prosthetic Penis at the "VMAs"?
We've heard that LADY GAGA stayed in character as her male alter ego "Jo Calderone" backstage, even going as far as to use the men's restroom. And now, there's a report that she even had some MALE EQUIPMENT in her pants.
--A so-called "insider" tells "Us"magazine that Lady Gaga "wore a prosthetic penis" under her costume, which included men's Armani underwear.
Daryl Hannah Got Arrested in Front of the White House for Protesting a Planned Oil Pipeline
DARYL HANNAH was among about 100 people who were arrested during a protest outside the White House yesterday.
--They were protesting a proposed oil pipeline that's going to run from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast . . . hitting Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas along the way.
--Hannah and her fellow protesters were cuffed because they sat on the sidewalk near the White House and refused to move when U.S. Park Police told them to.
--Before her arrest, Hannah told reporters, quote, "Sometimes it's necessary to sacrifice your freedom for a greater freedom.
--"And we want to be free from the horrible death and destruction that fossil fuels cause, and have a clean energy future."
--Daryl was arrested two years ago while protesting mountaintop coal mining in West Virginia . . . and three years before that, she was arrested for protesting the planned destruction of an urban farm in Los Angeles.
Jon Cryer Will Not Participate in the Charlie Sheen Roast
As awesome as it would be, JON CRYER will NOT be participating in the CHARLIE SHEEN roast. According to "Entertainment Weekly", Jon won't have any part in the roast whatsoever . . . but he plans to DVR it, quote, "out of curiosity."
--HOLLAND TAYLOR . . . who plays the mother of Jon and Charlie's characters on "Two and a Half Men" . . . also won't be there.
Angelina Jolie is Not Pregnant, Not Adopting and Not Planning a Wedding
ANGELINA JOLIEclears up some rumors in the new issue of "Vanity Fair".
--She says, quote, "I'm not pregnant. I'm not adopting at the moment . . . [and there's] no secret wedding."
--What Angelina is consumed with right now is "In the Land of Blood and Honey" . . . the movie she wrote and directed herself.
--She says BRAD PITT was extremely supportive throughout the process.
ABC announced the cast for the upcoming season of "Dancing With the Stars" last night and since you probably didn't watch "Bachelor Pad", there's a good chance you missed it so here's the big reveal:
--CHAZ BONO(Chaz will be the show's first transgender contestant. He says, quote, "Doing this show is an opportunity for me to reach a larger, more mainstream audience with just a simple message of being transgender is okay and not something to be scared of.")
--L.A. Laker RON ARTEST(--By the way . . . Ron has to wait to officially change his name to METTA WORLD PEACE because of outstanding parking warrants so for now, it's fine to call him Ron Artest...or any other names you choose.)
--Reality TV star KRISTIN CAVALLARI
--WILSON PHILLIPS singer CHYNNA PHILLIPS
--Former "Queer Eye" star CARSON KRESSLEY
--NANCY GRACE(--She's the legal analyst and HLN host)
--J.R. MARTINEZ(--He's an Iraq War vet who suffered severe burns in the line of duty, and now appears on "All My Children".)
--Sexy U.S. women's soccer goalie HOPE SOLO
(--We don't know which dancers the stars will be paired up with yet. That's being announced tomorrow on "Good Morning America". The new season of "Dancing With the Stars" debuts on September 19th.)
All of Justin Bieber's YouTube Videos Were Yanked Yesterday . . . Thanks to Some Jokester
There was a Bieber Fever emergency yesterday morning, when ALL of JUSTIN BIEBER'S music videos were removed from his official channel . . . because of a bogus copyright claim.
--It sounds like it was the work of a single user going by the name "iLCreation", who simply went to each of Justin's videos and submitted a copyright claim.
--From what we're hearing, YouTube has an "act first, sort it out later" policy when it comes to stuff like this, so one jokester really could bring down anyone's videos . . . at least temporarily.
--Justin's videos were immediately restored once YouTube looked into it. Access to the videos was blocked for about two hours.
--Justin wasn't the only artist hit . . . this person also had some of LADY GAGA'S videos taken down in the same way.
Beyonce Might Be Due in February
BEYONCÉ didn't give up many details when she announced her pregnancy Sunday night. But a so-called "source" says she's three months along, and due in February.
--Beyoncé is supposed to star in a new version of "A Star is Born" for director CLINT EASTWOOD. There's no word yet whether her pregnancy will change that.
--So-called "insiders" say it's more likely they'll push the movie back to accommodate her pregnancy . . . especially since they don't have a male lead yet. Eastwood's first choice, LEONARDO DICAPRIO, isn't doing it.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Went for a Bike Ride . . . Are They Back Together?
JESSICA BIEL is in Toronto shooting the "Total Recall" remake. And on Sunday, she and JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE were spotted biking around the city. (--Here's a picture . . .) (E! Online)
--There's no word whether this means they're back together.
Sebastian Bach's Home . . . Including His KISS Pinball Machine . . . Was Destroyed By Hurricane Irene
Former SKID ROW singer SEBASTIAN BACH is one of the many people who were NOT able to escape Hurricane Irene unscathed. His New Jersey home was flooded . . . and he lost a ton of cool rock memorabilia.
--Sebastian talked about it on his Facebook page. He said, quote, "I am numb, in shock, and devastated to report that my home of 21 years, my house featured on 'MTV Cribs', has been destroyed, condemned, and deemed uninhabitable due to the extreme flooding courtesy of Hurricane Irene . . .
--"Gone are irreplaceable items, such as my KISS Gargoyles from the 1979 tour . . . KISS pinball machine . . . Skid Row master tapes, video & audio, concerts, master tapes [and] boxes and boxes of one of a kind Skid Row memorabilia, from the first tour to our last, all stuff I collected on the road that no one else had.
--"It's all over now. I will always love New Jersey, but now there is literally nothing left for me here except memories of a past life. Hello, Los Angeles. Hello, new life. Here I am. It's time for a new start. Like I have a choice."
BEYONCÉ and JAY-Z are expecting their first child. Beyoncé showed off her baby bump last night on the "black carpet" of the"MTV Video Music Awards"
--Beyoncé went on to perform "Love on Top" at the "VMAs". At the end of her performance, she opened her jacket, threw out her belly and rubbed it. In the audience, KANYE WEST laughed and grabbed Jay's shoulders.
Lady Gaga Spent the VMAs as a MAN
Whether you like LADY GAGA or not, you have to give her this: She really believes in her "art", and she's willing to go all the way for it.
--Last night, she kicked off the "MTV Video Music Awards" by performing as her male alter-ego, JO CALDERONE.
--And she STAYED IN CHARACTER for the rest of the night . . . even when accepting the award for Best Female Video near the end of the show.
--Mr. Calderone started the night with a little speech about Gaga, then launched into "You and I". BRIAN MAY from QUEEN jumped in for the guitar solo, then stayed until the end of the song.
Here's a rundown of the winners:
--Video of the Year: Katy Perry, "Firework"
--Best Collaboration: Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, "E.T."
--Best Female Video: Lady Gaga, "Born This Way"
--Best Male Video: Justin Bieber, "U Smile"
--Best Pop Video: Britney Spears, "Till the World Ends"
--Best Hip Hop Video: Nicki Minaj, "Super Bass"
--Best Rock Video: Foo Fighters, "Walk"
--Best Video with a Message: Lady Gaga, "Born This Way"
--Best Choreography: Beyoncé, "Run the World (Girls)"
--Best Direction: Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"
--Best Visual Effects: Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, "E.T."
Jennifer Aniston Has Moved in With Justin Theroux
JENNIFER ANISTON has moved in with her boyfriend JUSTIN THEROUX. They're renting a two-bedroom house in Hollywood while they look for something more permanent. Although they could end up staying right where they are.
--A source says, quote, "It is a really romantic house with great views and a warm feeling in every room. If they decide they like it, it's also for sale. They're really excited about it."
--Jennifer recently sold her Beverly Hills mansion for $38 million.
Taylor Swift Probably Wrote a Song With Justin Bieber . . . And She May Have Been "Punk'd" By Him Too
Last year we heard that ASHTON KUTCHER'S old show "Punk'd" was being brought back to life on MTV . . . with Ashton behind the scenes as executive producer and JUSTIN BIEBER taking over as host.
--Well, a source told "Access Hollywood" that the new version will have a different host each week. Justin Bieber already had his turn, which he filmed on Friday. And his victim, according to the source, was TAYLOR SWIFT. That's all we know.
--Okay, so here's the weird part. A record producer you've never heard of named Kuk Harrell Tweeted on Saturday that Justin and Taylor had written a song together.
--Here's his Tweet, quote, "Wow!! Got to see @justinbieber & @taylorswift13 write a song together last night!! SMASH!!!! SMASH!!! SMASH!!! Let's do it again Yall!!!
--And then Bieber re-tweeted that post . . .
--So, according to the timeline . . . Justin Bieber "Punk'd" Taylor Swift on Friday . . . and then wrote a song with her . . . on Friday. Or wrote with her first and then Punk'd her.
Pitbull Didn't Mean to Dis Lindsay Lohan on "Give Me Everything", and He Wants Her to Come to the "VMAs" with Him
PITBULL is confused. LINDSAY LOHAN recently SUED HIM because he name-checked her on "Give Me Everything" . . . where he raps, quote, "Hustlers move in silence, so I'm tiptoein', to keep blowin' / I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan."
--Pitbull says he was "very surprised" when he heard about the lawsuit, because he wasn't trying to dis her, he was just trying to keep her relevant. (--Actually, THAT sounds like a dis, even though it's probably unintentional.)
--He explains, quote, "I didn't look to [defame], degrade, or hurt someone's career. For me, mentioning it on a #1 record around the world, I thought it would be helping someone's career, and also keeping them relevant."
--Pitbull also says a dis would be out of place . . . quote, "[It's] ironic, being that it's such a positive record . . . [I] support Lindsay's career, [I've] seen her go through everything she's gone through."
--He says he doesn't know how the legal stuff will shake out . . . but he's willing to make amends on a personal level. He even invited Lindsay to come with him to the "MTV Video Music Awards" this Sunday.
--There's no response from Lindsay, but that'd be interesting because Pitbull is PERFORMING "Give Me Everything" at the"VMAs".
Dan Aykroyd Says "Ghostbusters 3" Will Film Next Spring . . . With or Without Bill Murray
The whole "Ghostbusters 3" will-it-or-won't-it-happen saga is getting a little tired. But this is worth noting:
--DAN AYKROYD says the movie is filming next spring . . . WITH OR WITHOUT BILL MURRAY.
--He says, quote, "What we have to remember is that 'Ghostbusters' is bigger than any one component, although Billy was absolutely the lead and contributive to it in a massive way, as was the director and Harold [Ramis], myself and Sigourney [Weaver].
--"The concept is much larger than any individual role and the promise of 'Ghostbusters 3' is that we get to hand the equipment and the franchise down to new blood."
--But he added that they will "hopefully" have Murray onboard.
The Latest "Dancing with the Stars" Rumor: David Arquette
TMZ claims DAVID ARQUETTE will be on "Dancing with the Stars" this season . . . and that KYM JOHNSON is his partner. As usual, ABC won't comment.
--David joins a long list of other rumored stars, including: Kim Kardashian's brother Rob, Christina Milian, Regis Philbin, Lindsay Lohan, Dina Lohan, Shaquille O'Neal, Nick Jonas, Donnie Wahlberg, Queen Latifah, Snooki . . .
--Tiffani Thiessen, George Clooney's ex Elisabetta Canalis, Roseanne Barr and Chaz Bono.
--The official cast will be revealed during Monday's episode of "Bachelor Pad". "Dancing with the Stars" premieres on September 19th.
Kesha's Fans in Chicago Gave Her a Baby Tooth and Human Blood
--Some diehard Kesha fans in Chicago recently presented her with a beautiful necklace, which came with a BABY TOOTH AND A VIAL OF BLOOD.
--And she ACTUALLY wore it. There’s pictures on the internet of her with it on.
Justin Bieber Is Putting Out a Christmas Album for Charity
JUSTIN BIEBER is recording a Christmas album . . . and at least some of the proceeds will be going to charity. There's no word on a specific charity yet.
--All we know about the album is that it'll feature, quote, "some classics and some originals." There's no title or release date yet.
Ever since SANDRA BULLOCK and RYAN REYNOLDS both found themselves single earlier this year, the tabloids have been trying desperately to hook them up.
--And now, the "Star" is going all the way . . . by claiming they're ENGAGED. They reportedly decided to get serious while hiking together in Wyoming earlier this month.
--A source says, quote, "As the day went on, they started thinking about it, and soon the thought of spending their lives together didn't sound all that ridiculous. It sounded wonderful."
--The source adds, quote, "Ryan is such a sweet-heart, everyone is giving them the stamp of approval. They have a great foundation for a long-term relationship."
(--Sandra and Ryan have been friends since starring together in the 2009 romantic comedy "The Proposal".)
"People" Magazine Put Kim Kardashian On Its Cover . . . But Not Kris Humphries
"People"magazine drops its big KIM KARDASHIAN wedding issue this week. They paid a reported $1.5 million for exclusive rights to the photos.
--And the one they put on their cover features Kim and . . . NO KRIS HUMPHRIES.
--A "People" editor explains, quote, "It's all about the bride. We wanted her. It's her day, we wanted her on the cover. She added that Kris is so much taller than Kim that it's, quote, "kind of tough to get them in the [same] shot."
--Whatever their justification, this might not do Kris any favors in the New Jersey Nets locker room.
--According to the "New York Post", his teammates are already calling him "Kate Middleton" because he, quote, "married into royalty." Being an afterthought to his own wedding isn't going to help.
--This might help Kris' ego . . . Kim is reportedly in the process of changing her name to Kim Kardashian-Humphries. For legal purposes, anyway. Professionally, she'll still be known as Kim Kardashian.
Christina Aguilera's Son Has a Black Eye . . . But She Didn't Do It
A picture of CHRISTINA AGUILERA with her son Max at Los Angeles International Airport was posted on several websites yesterday. Which really only attracted attention because Max had a nasty black eye.
--Max is three years old. And as any parent will tell you, there are about a million ways a kid can get banged up. And many of them discover every single one before they even get to kindergarten.
--Still, that didn't stop some websites from speculating about CHILD ABUSE. One of them was the rarely-reliable MediaTakeOut.com
--It turns out that Max was with his nanny at a park, chasing squirrels, when he tripped over a rock and took a header. He went to the doctor, but he was fine. Nothing's broken and no stitches were necessary. It's just a black eye.
--But Christina's attorney fired off a letter to Media Take Out threatening LEGAL ACTION. He said, quote, "Christina is a wonderful mother and was not present in the park when Max fell and hurt himself.
--Media Take Out has since removed any reference to child abuse.
Will and Jada Hung Out Yesterday to Prove They're Still Together
WILL SMITH and JADA PINKETT hung out together yesterday to prove that they're still a couple. They did brunch and shopping in Malibu, and witnesses seemed to agree that it didn't look like there were any problems.
--At one point, a paparazzo asked Will to comment on the, quote, "ridiculous rumors". Will responded, quote, "You just did."
By now you've heard the rumor that WILL SMITH and JADA PINKETT are splitting up. Well, they say there's no truth to it at all.
--Here's their statement . . . quote, "Although we are reluctant to respond to these types of press reports, the rumors circulating about our relationship are completely false. We are still together, and our marriage is intact."
--Some websites were reporting that Jada hooked up with MARC ANTHONY . . . who's on her show "HawthoRNe". But Jada's rep said, quote, "Everything about the Marc Anthony story is completely false."
--Will's eldest son Trey also Tweeted that the rumor was bogus.
--Trey is Will's son from his first marriage. He's 18. Will and Jada have two kids together . . . 13-year-old Jaden and 10-year-old Willow.
--Assuming they're telling the truth, Will and Jada will celebrate their 14th anniversary on December 31st.
Amy Winehouse Did NOT Have Illegal Drugs in Her System When She Died
This is a little shocking: AMY WINEHOUSE had NO ILLEGAL DRUGS in her system when she died last month.
--A spokesman for her family said yesterday, quote, "Toxicology results returned to the Winehouse family by authorities have confirmed that there were no illegal substances in Amy's system at the time of her death."
--The spokesman admitted that there WAS alcohol in her system . . . but said it's too early to tell if it played a part in her death. He added, quote, "[The family awaits] the outcome of the inquest [into Amy's death] in October."
--After Amy's death on July 23rd, her father MITCH said she'd been off drugs for THREE YEARS, and was working hard to overcome her alcohol addiction.
--One thing the family spokesman did NOT say, however, is whether there were any LEGAL drugs in Amy's system.
Someone Sent a Suspicious White Powder to Craig Ferguson
Somebody sent a suspicious white powder to "Late Late Show" host CRAIG FERGUSON at CBS Television City yesterday. It turned out to be harmless, but police are investigating. They think it was sent from somewhere in Europe.
--Ferguson Tweeted, quote, "Ack! Someone mailed my show white powder & claimed it was anthrax. I'm not a big fan of that sort of thing. #thanks FBI & LAPD & LAFD & CBS security."
--This happened just days after a supposed Muslim Extremist called for DAVID LETTERMAN'S death on a website frequented by members of al-Qaeda.
Anderson Cooper Says He's "Always Giggled Like a 13-Year-Old Girl"
Last week, ANDERSON COOPER broke out in a "giggle fit" on his CNN show while talking about GERARD DEPARDIEU peeing on the floor of an airplane.
--If you've been wondering what the heck is up with that laugh, Anderson has an explanation for you.
--He tells "Entertainment Weekly", quote, "I've always giggled like a 13-year-old girl at a JUSTIN BIEBER meet-and-greet. There's nothing I can do about it, but I've never NOT been able to stop.
--"I'm a little stunned by how many people have seen that video. I went to bed telling myself, 'I doubt anyone will notice the giggle fit.' I woke up and in the elevator the first thing my building super said to me was, 'What's wrong with your laugh?'
--"It could be worse: I could have a viral video in which I throw up on a guest or drunkenly eat a hamburger on a bathroom floor. Not that I've ever done either of those things.
David Letterman Joked Last Night About the Death Threats Against Him
DAVID LETTERMAN isn't worried about the Muslim extremists who want him dead. In fact, he joked about it last night during his monologue.
--Returning to the air after a two-week vacation, he said, quote, "Tonight, you people are more, to me, honestly, than an audience . . . you're more like a human shield."
--He added, quote, "Backstage, I was talking to the guy from CBS. We were going through the CBS life insurance policy to see if I was covered for jihad."
--Here's another one . . . quote, "A guy, a radical extremist threatened to cut my tongue out. I wish I had a nickel for every time a guy has threatened (that). I think the first time was during the Academy Awards."
--As for who's really behind the threats, he said, quote, "Everybody knows it's Leno."
--Dave's Top 10 list last night was "Top Ten Thoughts That Went Through My Mind After Hearing about the Threat."
--It included lines like, "Why is the staff in such a good mood?" . . . and "How can someone be so angry at a time when Kim Kardashian is so happy?
Neighbors Tried to Shut Down Kim Kardashian's Wedding Early
There's one problem with having your wedding celebration at somebody's house: Neighbors.
--And even though KIM KARDASHIAN'S wedding was held at the Montecito, California estate of a Google executive, the neighbors were still too close . . . and the festivities were too loud for their sensitive ears.
--Fire marshals showed up around midnight after receiving a noise complaint, so the music had to be shut down early.
--A source says that KHLOE tried to do something about it, but failed . . . quote, "She was talking to security guards . . . her friend's family knows the mayor of Montecito and they tried even to get in touch with him.
--"Everyone in the neighborhood knew this wedding was happening. Just let them have their fun!"
--Interestingly, none of the neighbors would sign a formal complaint, because they didn't want to be identified. The party itself went on until 2:00 A.M.
Jennifer Garner is Pregnant Again
JENNIFER GARNER and BEN AFFLECK are expecting their third child. There's no word on the due date.
--They already have two daughters . . . 5-year-old Violet and 2-year-old Seraphina.
A $700 "Law & Order" Box Set Is On the Way!
If you're looking for the ULTIMATE Christmas gift for a diehard "Law & Order" fan . . . and your budget is somewhere in the "modest", $500 to $700 range . . . check this out:
--A "Law & Order: The Complete Series" collection will be released as a huge box set on November 8th. The 104-DISC set includes all 20 seasons . . . so it even has the 11 seasons that haven't been released individually yet.
--The bad news: The list price for this thing is $700. Yup, $700. However, Amazon.com is currently taking pre-orders for $490. That's a 30% discount, but it's still more than anyone I know is willing to spend on "Law & Order".
KIM KARDASHIAN and KRIS HUMPHRIES got married Saturday night in front of 440 guests.
--Not surprisingly, the event was LOADED with celebrities. They included Demi Lovato, Eva Longoria, Ryan Seacrest andJulianne Hough, Mario Lopez, Ciara, Babyface, Venus and Serena Williams, Kathie Lee Gifford . . .
--LindsayLohan, along with her mom Dina and her sister Ali, Avril Lavigne, Scottie Pippen and his wife, Carmelo Anthony,Sugar Ray Leonard, Alan Thicke, Cheryl Burke, and George Lopez.
--Then there was Mark Ballas, who choreographed Kim and Kris' first dance, which was to Robin Thicke's"Angels". And Thicke was there to perform it in person.
(--Earth, Wind and Fire were also there to perform "September".)
--Kim' stepfather BRUCE JENNER walked her down the aisle. Kim also had a message for her late father, former O.J. SIMPSON attorney ROBERT KARDASHIAN.
--She said, quote, "I so wish my dad could be here today to walk me down the aisle. But I know in a way he is here, and I feel his loving presence all around me. I love and miss you, dad."
--KOURTNEY and KHLOE were Kim's co-maids of honor . . . (--although technically, Khloe would be a MATRON of honor, since she's married.)
--Half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner were bridesmaids, and Kourtney's 21-month-old son Mason was the ringbearer.
--Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck did the catering.
--E! will exploit the wedding into a two-part special called "Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event". It'll air on October 9th and 10th.
--The wedding reportedly cost $20 million . . . although some sources say it was $30 million . . . but Kim and Kris got a little bit of that money back: "People" paid $1.5 million for the exclusive wedding day photos.
--Theyalso paid $300,000 for the engagement announcement in May, and "OK!" Magazine bought up pics from the bridal shower for $100,000.
Did Lindsay Lohan Get Hammered at Kim Kardashian's Wedding?
In a way, you almost have to feel sorry for LINDSAY LOHAN. No matter where she goes from now until the end of time, people are going to be scrutinizing her . . . especially what she's drinking. Not that she didn't bring it on herself, though.
--According to Radar Online, Lindsay was knockin' 'em back at KIM KARDASHIAN'S wedding Saturday. A source says, quote, "She was drinking and partying hard. I saw her order shots from the bar."
--Lindsay was with her mom DINA and her sister ALI . . . neither of whom seemed to mind that Lindsay was drinking. To be fair, though, there are no legal restrictions on Lindsay's drinking . . . and she wasn't driving.
Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller Went to Mexico Together . . . But Charlie Says They're Not Getting Back Together
CHARLIE SHEEN and ex-wife BROOKE MUELLER jetted off to Mexico over the weekend . . . just the two of them, no kids. And from the pictures we've seen, it looks like it could have been a ROMANTIC getaway.
--But Charlie says that's not the case. He just took her as a, quote, "birthday / you're doing great in rehab present".
--He added that they're just, quote, "good friends trying to be great parents", and they're "working on mending the bridges, replanting scorched Earth. The goal is harmony."
Is John Mayer Gorging on Hot Pockets Because He Misses Jennifer Aniston?
This is one of those stories we do NOT do because we believe it's true, but because it's so entertaining we WISH it were true.
--JOHN MAYER is reportedly gorging on junk food because he regrets getting rid of JENNIFER ANISTON.
--According to "Us Weekly", John is piling on the pounds thanks to such tasty treats as Hot Pockets, pizza bites and Smucker's Uncrustables.
--A source says, quote, "She was the one who got away. He's definitely not thrilled to see Jen in so many photos with a new guy . . . especially one who is a cooler version of him.
--"He's just eating microwave food and getting chunky. Seeing Jen happy now isn't easy. He cared about her more than any of his other girlfriends."
Busy Day: Kat Von D Loses Her Reality Show . . . and Regains Her Fiance
KAT VON D had a pretty intense day yesterday. First, she lost her reality show . . . and then hours later, she reunited with JESSE JAMES.
--First things first: TLC has announced that they've canceled her show "L.A. Ink", which is currently in its fourth season. The series finale will air on September 15th.
--But Kat says SHE was the one who pulled the plug. She told "People" magazine, quote, "In an effort to capitalize on my recent breakup, the network has decided to focus their energy on re-editing events that didn't happen while filming.
--"I have no regrets and am very proud of the original footage. In my opinion, any attempt to compromise the honesty of that would be an insult to my fans and viewers."
--And on Twitter, she added, "I love how me deciding to not continue doing 'L.A. Ink', turns into being 'cancelled.' Thanks TLC. Regardless of everything I remain grateful."
--Now, about Jesse . . . He and Kat have made up, and their engagement is back ON. Literally AS Kat was Tweeting her side of the"L.A. Ink" story, she posted a picture of her and Jesse hugging.
Kim Kardashian's $20 Million Wedding Happens Tomorrow
--KIM KARDASHIAN reportedly had to cut 50 guests from her wedding because there wasn't enough room for them. We'd heard that 1,000 invites went out initially. Among those getting the boot were family members of BRUCE JENNER'S sister Lisa.
--The wedding goes down tomorrow at the home of venture capitalist Frank Caufield. It's got a panoramic view of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato and Venus and Serena Williams are among the celebrities expected to be there.
--Kim's "Dancing With the Stars" partner MARK BALLAS choreographed what will be the first dance between Kim and KRIS HUMPHRIES as husband and wife.
Betty White is the Most Popular, Trusted Celebrity . . . Paris Hilton is the Least
In a new poll designed to gauge how effective a celebrity's endorsement can drive business for a brand, BETTY WHITE was voted the most popular and trusted celebrity. And PARIS HILTON was voted the LEAST.
--Here are the 5 Most Popular . . . along with the percentage of people who gave them a favorable rating . . .
#1.) Betty White, 86%
#2.) Denzel Washington, 85%
#3.) Sandra Bullock, 84%
#4.) Clint Eastwood, 83%
#5.) Tom Hanks, 81%
--Here are the 5 Least Popular . . . along with the percentage of people who gave them an UNFAVORABLE rating:
#1.) Paris Hilton, 60%
#2.) Charlie Sheen, 52%
#3.) (tie) Britney Spears and Kanye West, 45%
#5.) Arnold Schwarzenegger, 44%
The "Conan the Barbarian" and "Fright Night" Remakes Hit Theaters Tomorrow
This is a remake of the 1985 horror classic about a teenager who's convinced that his creepy new neighbor is a vampire. After his mom falls under the vampire's spell, the kid turns to a TV horror movie host to teach him how to kill the vampire before it kills him.
--Colin Farrell is the vampire, and the kid is played by Anton Yelchin, who you know as Chekov in the new "Star Trek" movies.
--There were two Conan movies starring Arnold Swarzenegger . . . the 1982 original and its 1984 sequel, "Conan the Destroyer". A third movie was planned, but Arnold moved on to "Predator" and the film never got off the ground.
--This remake follows the basic story of Conan . . . a warlord destroys his village, then young Conan grows to manhood and hunts that guy down for revenge.
DAVID LETTERMAN is the target of Muslim extremists . . . and he might want to take the threat seriously.
--Apparently, Letterman told a joke during a recent show mocking the death of an accused terrorist leader named Ilyas Kashmiri . . . who was killed by a U.S. air strike in Pakistan in June.
--SITE Intelligence Group . . . a private company that watches the Internet for signs of terrorist activity . . . says the threat appeared on a website that's known to be used by al-Qaeda.
--Whoever posted the threat called for someone to, quote, "cut the tongue of this lowly Jew and shut it forever." (--Letterman isn't Jewish.)
--He added, quote, "He showed his evil nature and deep hatred for Islam and Muslims, and said that Ilyas Kashmiri was killed and he joined bin Laden.
--"We ask Allah to paralyze his tongue and grant the sincere monotheists his neck."
--Because of the nature of the website the threat appeared on, Site Intelligence is advising Letterman to keep an eye out, and take precautions as if he were being stalked.
--The website in question is called Shumukh-al-Islam. And SITE Intelligence describes it as, quote, "a clearing house for al-Qaeda material." It's often the first place messages from al-Qaeda appear in the U.S.
--SITE is currently trying to uncover the identity of the poster. Letterman's people declined to comment.
Abercrombie Vs. The Situation Fallout: MTV Says It's a Publicity Stunt, and They're Probably Right
MTV has responded to Abercrombie & Fitch's offer to The Situation to pay him to STOP wearing their clothes.
--MTV said, quote, "It's a clever PR stunt, and we'd love to work with them on other ways they can leverage 'Jersey Shore' to reach the largest youth audience on television."
--The Situation hasn't directly responded to Abercrombie, but he did Tweet, quote, "Looks like Abercrombie got themself into a Situation!" He also linked to a CNN article saying that Abercrombie's stock fell 9% after they dissed "Jersey Shore".
--A so-called "source" tells MTV that Abercrombie never attempted to make an offer PRIVATELY to The Situation or to the show . . . so it was only done in the press.
The Only Artists to Have Five Songs Off One Album Go #1 Are: Michael Jackson . . . and Now, Katy Perry
Up through last month, only ONE artist had ever managed to have FIVE #1 singles from ONE album in the 53-year history of Billboard's Hot 100: MICHAEL JACKSON.
--He did it with his 1987 album "Bad". The five #1 singles were: "I Just Can't Stop Loving You", "Bad", "The Way You Make Me Feel", "Man in the Mirror", and "Dirty Diana".
--It also had "Smooth Criminal", but that topped out at #7.
--Well, now another artist has tied that mark. And it's KATY PERRY.
--Katy's single "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" just went #1, and it was the fifth chart-topper off her latest album, "Teenage Dream".
--The other four are: "California Gurls", "Teenage Dream", "Firework" and "E.T.".
--For what it's worth, Michael's five singles happened over nine months and two weeks, while Katy's run took one year, two months and a week.
--Yesterday, Katy Tweeted, quote, "What a way to wake up! SO proud to announce that the little-engine-that-could of a song 'LAST FRIDAY NIGHT' is officially #1 & made HISTORY! . . . [and] u know, I couldn't have done it without ya."
Jennifer Hudson is Prouder of Her Weight Loss Than She Is of Her Oscar
JENNIFER HUDSON has lost a TON of weight since her days on "American Idol" . . . and obviously, she's proud of that.
--But check this out: She tells "Self" magazine, quote, "I'm prouder of my weight loss than my Oscar." Jennifer won Best Supporting Actress for "Dreamgirls" in 2007.
--Before she was famous, Jennifer was a size 16 . . . and she thought she was, quote, "the perfect size." But obviously, that changed.
--She says, quote, "I didn't even know I was considered plus-sized until I came to Hollywood . . . An interviewer asked, 'How does it feel to be plus-sized in Hollywood?'
--"I looked around, like, Who is she talking to? Oh, me? I'm plus-sized? In the neighborhood I'm from in Chicago, a 16 is normal. But in Hollywood, everyone looks exactly the same, so I stood out."
--Jennifer decided to lose weight while she was pregnant with her son, who's 2 now. She says, quote, "I thought, hold on . . . why doesn't anybody know I'm pregnant? And I wanted to set a good example for my son."
--Rocker John Mellencamp and his ex-wife, Elaine Irwin, have finalized their divorce, taking joint custody of their two sons with Mellencamp paying an unspecified amount of child support.
--The Herald-Times reported Tuesday that Irwin will have primary physical custody of the two sons, 17-year-old Speck and 16-year-old Hud.
--The divorce was made final Aug. 12 in Brown County Circuit Court in Nashville. The newspaper reports the couple's property and assets will be divided according to a prenuptial agreement both signed on Sept. 3, 1992, two days before their wedding.
Michael Jackson's Estate Had Kiss Removed from Michael's Tribute Concert Because of Gene Simmons' Pedophile Comments
Earlier this week, we heard KISS would perform at the MICHAEL JACKSON tribute concert in October . . . even though GENE SIMMONS once said there was no doubt in his mind that Michael was a child molester.
--Well, Michael's estate complained, and the concert's organizers RESCINDED the offer to Kiss . . . and said they had not been aware of Gene's comments, which were made last year in an interview with "Classic Rock" magazine.
--Gene hasn't said anything publicly about Kiss being dropped from the show.
--For the record, Michael's estate is "concerned" about the tribute, which has been endorsed by Michael's mom KATHERINE and half of his family members.
--The estate is threatening legal action against the event's promoters, claiming that they're exploiting Michael . . . and that they may be stealing from his estate.
--The promoters claim the proceeds from the tribute will be donated to charity, but a lawyer from the estate is questioning that . . . and is accusing them of trying to cash in on Michael's name.
Kevin Federline Has Reproduced Again
--Kevin's girlfriend Victoria Prince popped out a baby girl Monday night. They named her Jordan Kay. This is Victoria's first child, but K-Fed's FIFTH.
--He has two sons with BRITNEY SPEARS: 5-year-old Sean Preston and 4-year-old Jayden . . . and two kids with actress SHAR JACKSON:
Bono Is Even *Richer* . . . Thanks to Facebook
If there's one musician who doesn't need any more money, it's BONO. Every U2 tour brings in a boatload of money . . . but that isn't his only source of income.
--Back in 2009, Bono's company sank $210 million into Facebook . . . and now, Britain's "Guardian" newspaper claims that investment is worth $975 million.
--In other words, Bono has made $765 MILLION over the past two years . . . just for joining the Facebook bandwagon. And joining FIVE YEARS late, to boot.
JESSICA ALBA and her husband Cash Warren have a new daughter. Jessica gave birth to Haven Garner Warren on Saturday. They also have a 3-year-old daughter named Honor.
Tina Fey Has a New Daughter Named Penelope Athena
You would think TINA FEY would be too sarcastic to fall into the trap of choosing a cheesy, pretentious baby name. But she kinda did. Tina gave birth to a baby girl last Wednesday, and named her PENELOPE ATHENA.
--That's a double-nod to Greek mythology. Penelope was the wife of Odysseus, and Athena was the daughter of Zeus. This is the second child for Tina and her husband Jeff Richmond. They also have a 5-year-old daughter with the much-more-traditional name Alice.
Hilary Duff is Pregnant
HILARY DUFF is having a baby. This will be the first child for Hilary and her husband, NHL star MIKE COMRIE. Hilary and Mike just celebrated their first anniversary yesterday.
--Hilary Tweeted, quote, "We are extremely happy and ready to start this new chapter of our lives." There's no word on the due date. (--Hilary and Mike both have birthdays next month. Hilary will be 24 . . . and Mike will be 31.)
Heather Locklear and Jack Wagner are Engaged
HEATHER LOCKLEAR and her former "Melrose Place" co-star JACK WAGNER are engaged.
--Heather and Jack have dated on-and-off over the years . . . but have been together steadily since 2007. Heather will be 50 next month. Jack is 51.
--This will be Heather's third time making The Big Mistake. She was married to Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee from 1986 to 1993, and to Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora from 1994 to 2006.
It's On! Between Hanson and Kings of Leon
KINGS OF LEON have taken some heat for canceling their U.S. tour so that singer CALEB FOLLOWILL can rest his voice and/or go to rehab. But that's not the worst of it. Now, one of the HANSON brothers is SCOLDING them!
--Apparently, eldest Hanson brother ISAAC is not afraid of instigating a full-on beef between the bands, because he really lets 'em have it.
--Isaac says, quote, "I have a hard time with musicians who act like pricks because it just makes me mad.
--"And I'm gonna call somebody out on it: the Kings of Leon guys are running some risks. They're irritating people . . . you can't do that too much. Eventually the bad boy image affects fans' willingness to show up. Their fans will get bummed out."
--Issac even tries to reason with Kings of Leon by sharing some lessons that he learned from being a "bad boy." (???) He says, quote, "Everybody has their demons, everyone has their challenges . . . I'm a bit of a hothead in certain circumstances . . .
--"But you gotta temper it because your fans are there and they've paid good money to see a show, and you gotta bring it."
--"I don't wash my dirty laundry in public, I do my dirty laundry backstage . . . I have flipped the bird at a few people that deserved it, and told them to go 'F' themselves."
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony Were Together on Long Island Yesterday . . . But They're Not Reconciling
TMZ got some pictures of JENNIFER LOPEZ and MARC ANTHONY together on Long Island yesterday. But they're NOT reconciling.
--J-Lo's rep says, quote, "They are not back together, they were just visiting each other and the children."
Is Reggie Bush Begging Kim Kardashian for a Second Chance?
KIM KARDASHIAN and KRIS HUMPHRIES are getting married a week from this Saturday . . . unless REGGIE BUSH can put a stop to it. (???)
--According to "Life & Style" magazine, Reggie has been begging Kim for another chance.
--A "source" says, quote, "He's been sending text messages to Kim and leaving her voice mails, telling her she's making a mistake and that he's the one for her. In the past, Kim was friendly to Reggie but now she's stopped responding."
--The source claims there's no chance Reggie will ruin the wedding . . . quote, "Kim was burned by the end of their relationship, and she's truly moved on."
Lindsay Lohan Was Filmed Buying a Baggie of Something . . . Which Turned Out to Be Just Rocks and Crystals
Would LINDSAY LOHAN be stupid enough to buy crack in broad daylight, outside a restaurant in Venice, California? A lot of people thought she did just that yesterday . . . but it turns out her supposed drug deal was an innocent transaction.
--Lindsay was filmed outside a restaurant called Hal's Bar & Grill, receiving a BAGGIE filled with what looked like WHITE ROCKS from a guy.
--But the contents of the baggie turned out to be, quote, "sea jasper, a meteor, rose quartz and quartz." In other words, totally innocent and harmless rocks and crystals. (--Sea jasper is just a gemstone.)
--Apparently, the "dealer" was just a friend of Lindsay's who'd bought the stones for her at a store down the street.
Rebecca Black Has Been Teased So Much She Dropped Out of School
For most 14-year-olds, after Friday . . . you have two days off school.
--For REBECCA BLACK, after Friday . . . you just don't go back to school. Ever.
--In an interview with ABC's "Primetime Nightline" last night, Rebecca said her mother decided to yank her out of school when all her classmates began teasing her over the "Friday" video. She is now being home schooled.
-Rebecca IS getting used to taking shots though . . . quote, "I've had a lot of experience with not being liked and all that. I think if I hadn't had to deal with that in the past then I totally would have handled this differently and I would have gone down in burning flames. But I've learned that you just can't let it get to you."
Gavin DeGraw Is Out of the Hospital . . . And Tweeting
Singer GAVIN DEGRAW was released from the hospital yesterday . . . a little over 24 hours after he was beaten by a group of men in New York City, and then hit by a cab.
--He's still not completely himself, but he felt well enough to Tweet the following . . . quote, "Hi my friends. Honestly, I don't remember much. I only know I can recover from here. Thank u all for your genuine concern. I love u guys."
--That whole not-remembering-much thing is kind of frustrating to the NYPD, who still don't have any suspects. They're hoping to get eyewitness accounts or surveillance video. But at this point, it's not clear if either exists.
--Gavin was apparently pretty sauced when he was beaten by several men in New York City's East Village at around 4:00 A.M. Monday morning.
--He had been drinking with friends shortly before the incident occurred. He and his brother own a bar called the National Underground just a few blocks from where he was attacked. It's not clear if that's where he was coming from.
--Police also don't have a motive because . . . once again . . . Gavin doesn't remember much. But a police source says an argument broke out between Gavin and the men. Gavin told police there were at least three guys, and he didn't know them.
--After the attack, Gavin was able to get 13 blocks . . . about a mile away . . . before he was clipped by a taxi. At that point, a bystander called 911. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital in an ambulance.
--Yesterday morning Gavin's rep released a statement saying that he suffered, quote, "a concussion, broken nose, black eyes, cuts and bruises."
-- Gavin has been touring with MAROON 5 and TRAIN . . . but he skipped last night's show in Saratoga Springs, New York.
--He also backed out of gigs this Friday and Saturday, and canceled an appearance today on "Live with Regis and Kelly". There's no word yet if or when he'll rejoin the tour.
Ashton Kutcher's Ridiculous "Two and a Half Men" Salary Already Makes Him the Highest-Paid Sitcom Star
Even though he just jumped into the cast and his first episode hasn't even aired yet, ASHTON KUTCHER'S"Two and a Half Men"gig has already made him the highest-paid sitcom star. According to "TV Guide", Ashton will pull down a ridiculous $700,000 per episode.
--It's unclear how many episodes will air next season, but the show typically airs 24 episodes a season, which means Ashton could make a total of $16.8 million.
--Ashton's new co-star JON CRYER makes $600,000 an episode, or $14.4 million a year . . . and 17-year-old ANGUS T. JONES makes $250,000 per episode, or $6 million a year.
--But CBS is actually SAVING money with Ashton, because they were shelling out a lot more for CHARLIE SHEEN.
--Charlie was pulling down somewhere between $1.2 million and $2 million per episode. There are various, conflicting reports, so it's hard to pin down his exact paycheck.
Christopher Reid of Kid 'N Play Has Been Arrested
CHRISTOPHER REID, who you know as the "KID" in KID 'N PLAY, was arrested yesterday.
--The cops just went up to his house . . . and took him into custody.
--Now, it would have been AWESOME if an unruly HOUSE PARTY was going on . . . but unfortunately, it wasn't anything that interesting.
--The officers arrested Kid on an outstanding warrant. A judge issued the warrant a couple weeks ago, after Kid failed to show up for two court dates regarding a previous DUI.
--Kid was released from jail yesterday afternoon, and called his arrest a misunderstanding and, quote, "a clerical error."
--He added, quote, "I love L.A. Peace to the Po-Po."
Joe Jonas Says the Jonas Brothers Will Be Back . . . Eventually
The JONAS BROTHERS have essentially been on hiatus . . . with NICK and JOE JONAS pursuing their own projects, and KEVIN JONAS sinking into a boring married life. But Joe says they DO plan to reunite . . . at some point.
--He tells MTV, quote, "Definitely, me and my bros, we are going to make another project eventually. Right now, we're just focused on the side projects and the individual stuff we're doing.
--"In the next few years or a year or so, we're gonna make more music together . . . I love to make music, and I'm always creating. It doesn't stop that creating bug."
(--Joe will release his debut solo album, "Fastlife", on October 11th.)
Singer Gavin DeGraw Was Hospitalized After Being Beaten . . . Then Hit by a Taxi
Singer GAVIN DEGRAW has been in a New York City hospital since yesterday morning, when he was assaulted and then hit by a car.
--DeGraw had been hanging out and drinking with some friends, but struck out on his own at around 4:30 A.M.
--He was attacked and beaten on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. He suffered a broken nose and cuts on his face, but he was able to stumble away.
--Unfortunately, he was then hit by a taxi. Luckily, he police say he wasn't hit that hard. He's been at Bellevue Hospital ever since. He's in stable condition, and that's pretty much all we know.
--Police said the attack didn't appear to be a robbery. DeGraw has an apartment in Manhattan. He and his brother also own a bar there called the National Underground. No arrests have been made yet.
There's a "Dirty Dancing" Remake in the Works
KENNY ORTEGA . . . the man behind Disney's "High School Musical" movies and the Michael Jackson film "This Is It" . . . is going to remake "Dirty Dancing".
--As you SHOULD know by now, the 1987 original starred JENNIFER GREY as a spoiled rich girl in the 1960s who falls for a dance instructor . . . played by PATRICK SWAYZE . . . while her family is vacationing at a resort in the Catskills.
--What you may not have known is that Ortega choreographed the original. He says doing the remake is like, quote, "returning home for me."
--Ortega says he'll use actual music from the '60s, combined with songs from the original and new songs written for the remake. There's no word yet on a release date.
ABC Will Reveal the Next "Dancing with the Stars" Cast on "Bachelor Pad"
ABC will reveal the next "Dancing with the Stars" cast during the August 29th episode of "Bachelor Pad". "Dancing with the Stars" premieres on September 19th.
--Some names that have been rumored are: Kim Kardashian's brother Rob Kardashian, Christina Milian, Regis Philbin,Lindsay Lohan, Dina Lohan, Shaquille O'Neal, Nick Jonas, Donnie Wahlberg and Queen Latifah.
Cee-Lo's New Video Stars Urkel from "Family Matters"
CEE LO GREEN'S new "Cry Baby" video stars JALEEL WHITE . . . who of course played Steve Urkel on "Family Matters". He's 34 years old now.
--Jaleel plays "Cee Lo" . . . and spends most of the video singing and dancing in the streets. It has a throwback feel, and seems to be set in the '60s.
Is "Saved By the Bell" the Best School-Related Show Ever?
A recent survey found that most people consider "Saved By the Bell" to be the Best School TV Show of All Time. 35% of the people polled chose "Saved By the Bell". The original "Beverly Hills, 90210" was next with 31%.
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber Cleaned House at the "Teen Choice Awards"
Somebody's publicist gets a gold star for hooking up JUSTIN BIEBER and SELENA GOMEZ . . . because they CLEANED HOUSE last night at the "Teen Choice Awards" . . .
--Selena won FIVE awards, including Choice TV Actress and Choice Female Hottie. And Justin got FOUR . . . including Choice Male Hottie and Choice TV Villain, for his work on "CSI".
--But TAYLOR SWIFT beat Selena with SIX wins of her own. They included Choice Female Music Artist and Choice Female Red Carpet Icon.
--Meanwhile, "Harry Potter" scored some key victories over "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse".
--"Deathly Hallows: Part 1" won Choice Sci-Fi / Fantasy Movie . . . while EMMA WATSON beat KRISTEN STEWART for Choice Sci-Fi / Fantasy Actress, for "Deathly Hallows: Part 2".
--And perhaps most shockingly, Emma and DANIEL RADCLIFFE'S kiss in "Part 2" got them the win over Kristen and ROBERT PATTINSON for Choice Liplock.
Mr. Bean Suffered Minor Injuries After Crashing His $1.2 Million Car
ROWAN ATKINSON . . . a.k.a. MR. BEAN . . . suffered a minor shoulder injury after crashing his $1.2 MILLION sports car near Cambridgeshire, England on Thursday.
--Atkinson ran his McLaren F1 off the roadway and hit a tree and a lamppost. The vehicle burst into flames, and was totaled.
--Alcohol was NOT a factor in the crash. We don't know how fast he was going. We should probably note that the roadway was wet.
--Atkinson was hospitalized overnight, and released Friday afternoon.
--Atkinson, who's 56, is an avid sports car enthusiast and races in his spare time.
--The McLaren can go from zero to 60 in 3.2 seconds, and can reach a top speed of 230 miles per hour. There are only about 100 of them in the world.
The Next Season of "Desperate Housewives" Will Be Its Last
"Desperate Housewives" will be coming to an end next season.
--The show's creator Marc Cherry explained, quote, "I wanted to go out when the network still saw us as a viable show and doing well in ratings . . . I'm very aware of shows that overstay their welcome.
--"I wanted to go out in the classiest way possible . . . the only thing harder than creating a hit show is knowing when to end it, especially when you have such an amazing cast."
--It sounds like Cherry and ABC were on the same page.
--An ABC exec said they wanted to announce this now so that "Desperate Housewives" could have its, quote, "victory lap . . . a chance to build an arc for those 22 episodes so that we could say goodbye to this iconic show."
"Rise of the Planet of the Apes" Is the New #1 Movie in America
"Rise of the Planet of the Apes" made $54 million and easily topped the weekend box office. It made FOUR-TIMES what "The Change-Up" earned. The RYAN REYNOLDS-JASON BATEMAN body-switching comedy tanked in 4th place with just $13.5 million. Here are the rest of this week's Top 5 movies.
1.) (NEW) "Rise of the Planet of the Apes", $54 million.
2.) "The Smurfs", $21 million. Up to $76.2 million in its 2nd week.
3.) "Cowboys & Aliens", $15.7 million. Up to $67.4 million in its 2nd week.
4.) (NEW) "The Change-Up", $13.5 million.
5.) "Captain America: The First Avenger", $13 million. Up to $143 million in its 3rd week.
"The Bachelorette" Finale Was the Lowest-Rated in the Show's History
"The Bachelorette" finale attracted 9.5 million viewers on Monday night. That isn't horrible, but it was down 29% from last season, and the show's lowest-rated finale.
--And overall, Season Seven tied Season Four . . . the one with DEANNA PAPPAS . . . for the lowest-rated "Bachelorette" season.
--Also, the post-finale "After the Final Rose" special pulled in 9.3 million viewers, which was down 26% from last season.
Ashley Hebert's "Solid Relationship" with J.P. Will Prove Us Wrong!
Since only TWO of the 21 relationships forged on "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" have withstood the test of time . . . even just a LITTLE time . . . it didn't take long for the doubters to predict doom and gloom on this latest one.
--But on "Good Morning America" yesterday, "Bachelorette" ASHLEY HEBERT and her new fiancé J.P. ROSENBAUM insisted that their love will buck the trend.
--Ashley explained, quote, "We have a very solid relationship. We complement each other so well. He's exactly what I'm looking for . . . he's been my rock. Everything that happened on this season really brought us closer. We're a great combination.
--"We're going to prove them wrong."
--J.P. added, quote, "Definitely, this is something special . . . she's going to move to New York . . . we'll get settled and then talk about wedding. Maybe end of next year, fall of next year."
The Latest Kings of Leon Rumor: The Band Is Trying to Convince Caleb Followill to Go to Rehab
Two anonymous sources tell "Us" magazine that KINGS OF LEON singer CALEBFOLLOWILL drinks too much . . . and that the rest of the band is trying to convince him to go to rehab. Here's what they're saying:
--Anonymous Source #1: Quote, "They are trying to get Caleb to go to rehab. It's mostly for alcohol. [That's why] they ended up canceling the whole tour . . . he drinks like a fish."
--Anonymous Source #2: Quote, "It's true. Caleb's drinking is out of control and they are trying to get him into rehab. It's a dark demon he has been fighting for awhile."
--However . . . there's an Anonymous Source #3 who claims Caleb's drinking isn't such a big deal: Quote, "They all drink, all the [bandmates]. Anyone in a band usually likes to have a few beers on the road . . . they have never discussed [Caleb's drinking] as a problem before."
--For the record, a rep for the band has this to say: Quote, "The reason for the cancellation of the tour is Caleb is under doctor's orders for vocal rest. They feel terrible about canceling. They look forward to getting back on the road."
--Officially, no one from Kings of Leon has said anything about Caleb "drinking like a fish" or "fighting a dark demon."
--Bassist JARED FOLLOWILL however did Tweet, quote, "Inside sources are usually way outside the loop . . . just so you know." (--He's the one who previously Tweeted, quote, "There are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade.")
Meat Loaf Faints Again . . . for the Second Time in a Week
The Incredible Fainting MEAT LOAF has struck again.
--Last Thursday night, Meat Loaf fainted during a concert in Pittsburgh . . . and on Sunday, it happened again. This time, it happened backstage after he performed a gig at the New Jersey Balloon Festival.
--After he collapsed, he asked to be hooked up to an oxygen machine . . . and 10 minutes later, he was up-and-at-'em again.
--Meat Loaf hasn't commented . . . but since he blamed the first collapse on his asthma, it's probably safe to assume that was the cause of this one too.
Miley Cyrus Bought A New Multi-Million Dollar House
MILEY CYRUS has purchased a $3.9 million home in Studio City. It's got five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a saltwater pool, spa and gym. She’s rich.
Kings of Leon Have Canceled the Rest of Their U.S. Tour . . . But They Insist They're Not Breaking Up
KINGS OF LEON have canceled the rest of their U.S. tour, which was supposed to include 25 more shows between tonight and mid-September.
--That means they will NOT be in Indy on August 27th. Tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase.
--This isn’t exactly shocking news if you heard about what happened this weekend. On Friday, the band's show in Dallas was cut short when singer CALEB FOLLOWILL abruptly stormed off the stage and didn't return.
--They also canceled a gig Saturday in Houston . . . and announced that both shows would be made up in September, but now that's no longer happening.
--The band released a statement explaining that they're shutting things down for two months so Caleb can rest his voice and recharge. The band said Caleb is "suffering from vocal issues and exhaustion."
--It goes on, quote, "The band is devastated, but in order to give their fans the shows they deserve, [we] need to take this break. Unfortunately, the U.S. dates cannot be rescheduled due to [our] international tour schedule."
--The good news is: The band insists that they're NOT breaking up.
--This in response to the rampant speculation bassist JARED FOLLOWILL started, when he Tweeted that there were, quote, "problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade."
--Here's the latest from the guys on Twitter:
--Jared now says, quote, "Utterly depressed. It's completely out of my hands. Family has to come 1st. If bass solos & backing vocals were more popular, I'd be there.
--"Don't jump to conclusions guys. We're not breaking up."
Samantha Ronson Was Arrested for DUI
LINDSAY LOHAN has successfully avoided criminal activity for a good month now but now her ex is in trouble.
--SAMANTHA RONSON was arrested yesterday for DUI outside Baker, California.
--Sam had a DJ-ing gig at a Las Vegas nightclub on Sunday night. Cops in Baker pulled her black Porsche over at about 10:30 yesterday morning. She failed a field sobriety test, then REFUSED to take a breathalyzer.
--She was arrested, booked . . . then eventually released at about 5:30 last night.
Mel Gibson is Five Years Sober?
It's hard to believe that MEL GIBSON was sober during those telephone rants last year . . . but apparently he was.
--TMZ says that Mel celebrated FIVE YEARS OF SOBRIETY last week with friends.
--Supposedly, he quit drinking after his DUI arrest on July 28th, 2006.
Maroon 5's Adam Levine Is Developing a Sitcom Set in a Karaoke Bar
MAROON 5 singer ADAM LEVINE is working on another project with NBC . . . where he already serves as a coach on The Voice".
--He's developing a sitcom set in a karaoke bar that will "blend comedy with vocal performances." It's pretty early in the process . . . so there's no word on a title, an airdate or casting.
--Adam is an executive producer on the project, and at least for now, there's no indication that he'll actually appear on the show.
--Adam hasn't commented on this.
Leonardo DiCaprio Is Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actor
The unstoppable list-makers at Forbes.com have released their annual list of Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actors. LEONARDO DICAPRIO is #1 this year, pulling down $77 MILLION over the past year.
The Winner of This Weekend's Box Office is Still Too Close to Call
It was "Cowboys & Aliens" versus "The Smurfs" this weekend, and the winner was . . . well, it's still too close to call. Early studio estimates have both films tied for first place with $36.2 million. We'll know who really won when the final numbers are released later today.
--STEVE CARELL'S "Crazy, Stupid, Love" was the weekend's only other big release. It came in 5th place with $19.3 million. Here are the rest of this week's Top 10 movies.
1.) (NEW) "Cowboys & Aliens", $36.2 million.
1.) (NEW) "The Smurfs", $36.2 million.
3.) "Captain America: The First Avenger", $24.9 million. Up to $117 million in its 2nd week.
4.) "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2", $21.9 million. Up to $318 million in its 3rd week.
5.) (NEW) "Crazy, Stupid, Love", $19.3 million.
Angelina Jolie Says She and Brad Pitt Are Going to Start Working Less
ANGELINA JOLIE says she and BRAD PITT are going to start working less . . . quote, "As Brad and I get older we're going to do fewer films. I've been working for a long time, he's been working for a long time.
--"We've had a nice run and don't want to be doing this our whole lives. There are a lot of other things to do."
How to End a Concert: Meat Loaf Collapsed Onstage . . . But Got Up and Finished His Show
MEAT LOAF suffered an asthma attack and COLLAPSED during his concert in Pittsburgh last Thursday night . . . but that didn't mean the show was over.
--He went down immediately after performing his epic song "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)".
--Medics rushed out to help him, and within 10 minutes, he'd regained consciousness . . . was back on his feet . . . and ready to continue performing. (!!!)
--He said, quote, "I've had really bad asthma for the last three days, and it just [effing] got me, okay? We're not going to [effing] stop . . . I always said that if I'm going to go out, I'm going out onstage."
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver Were Together on Arnold's Birthday
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER and MARIA SHRIVER put their differences aside and spent time together with their kids over the weekend. They went shopping in Beverly Hills for Arnold's 64th birthday, which was Saturday.
PBS Is Working on a "Mister Rogers" Spin-Off
PBS stopped producing new episodes of "Mr. Rogers" 10 years ago . . . and now, they're developing a spin-off starring the SON of DANIEL STRIPED TIGER.
--If you've seen "Mr. Rogers", you'll probably remember Daniel from the land of Make Believe. He's the shy tiger that lived in the clock.
--The new show is called "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood". It'll be animated . . . and will follow the classic characters from the land of Make Believe. They're now "adults," who have children of their own.
--So, the star is Tiger . . . the four-year-old son of the original Daniel Striped Tiger. The show will premiere NEXT fall, in 2012.
Ryan Murphy Is Offering Up Some Clarity on This "Glee" Casting Ridiculousness
First, "Glee" was losing CHRIS COLFER, LEA MICHELE and CORY MONTEITH following next season . . . then they weren't . . . and now we have a little more clarity on what's going on.
--Co-creator Ryan Murphy tells Deadline.com that he previously insisted the graduating seniors WERE leaving the show because they had something else in the works behind the scenes.
--Murphy explains, quote, "We were going to do a spin-off [with] the three of them . . . they all knew what was happening, they all had approved it, they all said they wanted to do it . . .
--"Then [the talk about them leaving 'Glee'] blew up, and a lot of articles were written about it. Some people were writing they're not on the show so that means they must be fired. Well, no. That was 100% incorrect."
--Okay, so there was a spin-off . . . and it was sort of hush-hush . . . and that's why there was all this confusion about the future of"Glee's" stars.
--But Murphy also says that their plans to do a spin-off have "collapsed," and now they're going to put the idea on ice and revisit it next spring.
--Now we're back at Square One: So let's just assume that everyone is staying on "Glee" unless we he hear otherwise. (--And at the rate we've been going, we can expect to "hear otherwise" sometime early next week.)
Alex Trebek Apparently Sleeps Naked
--Yesterday, Alex was on the "Today" show, talking about the incident with the burglar in his hotel room the previous morning.
--In doing so, he inadvertently admitted that he sleeps IN THE BUFF.
--During the retelling of the story Alex said, quote, "I put on my underwear and ran down the hall to see if I could find her."
Rob Kardashian *Is* Doing "Dancing with the Stars" . . . Supposedly
--We don’t hear as much about Rob Kardashian. He tends to be overshadowed by his three older sisters, Kourtney , Kim, and Khloe…but he may be about to change that.
Last week, an anonymous source saidROB KARDASHIAN was "in talks" to do "Dancing with the Stars". Now "MULTIPLE sources" are saying it's a done deal.
-- None of this is official yet.
Rihanna Says She's In a "Pack" of Women Who Are Dominating Music
The music landscape is all about RIHANNA and her friends right now . . . at least according toRihanna. She tells "Glamour"magazine, quote, "Women are definitely dominating music right now, and that's because we are competitive beings.
--"I feel like music hasn't been this exciting in awhile. There's a pack. It's me, [Lady] Gaga, Katy Perry, Beyoncé . . . who else? Kesha for sure."
"Cowboys & Aliens" Goes Up Against "The Smurfs" This Weekend
Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford team up to fight aliens in the Old West: Daniel Craig wakes up in the desert with no memory, and a mysterious weapon on his arm that turns out to be the only thing that works against the invaders.
--Olivia Wilde is the chick trying to help him get his memory back. It's based on a graphic novel of the same name and comes from"Iron Man" director Jon Favreau.
This is a mix of live-action and animation, with Hank Azaria playing the evil wizard Gargamel. He chases six of the smurfs to our world, where they're taken in by Neil Patrick Harris and "Glee's"Jayma Mays.
--The smurfs are voiced by Jonathan Winters (Papa Smurf), Katy Perry (Smurfette), George Lopez (Grouchy Smurf), "SNL's"Fred Armisen (Brainy Smurf), "Star Trek's"Anton Yelchin (Clumsy Smurf) and Alan Cumming (Gutsy Smurf).
Steve Carell gets dumped by his cheating wife, and starts taking dating lessons from a guy he meets at a bar, played by Ryan Gosling. The rest of the cast includes Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Marisa Tomei, and Kevin Bacon.
Kat Von D Walked Out of An Interview . . . Because They Mentioned Jesse James
KAT VON D was scheduled to be a guest on the talk show "Good Day L.A." yesterday . . . but she walked out shortly before she was scheduled to go on.
--Apparently, it was because they mentioned her ex-fiancé JESSE JAMES in their intro . . . right after showing that preview clip from"LA Ink" of her getting Jesse's face tattooed under her arm.
-What host JEFF MICHAEL said that apparently set Kat off was, quote, "She just broke up with fiancé Jesse James, but not before getting a tattoo of his childhood picture."
--Moments after leaving the set, Kat Tweeted, quote, "Dear GoodDayLA, thanks for the waste of a perfectly good morning. Lack of compassion [and] respect for each other never fails to disappoint me."
--Co-host JILLIAN BARBERIE replied, quote, "Why was it disrespectful? We said you guys broke up . . . We showed the clip your publicist sent. It showed you and Jesse. Were we not supposed to mention you broke up?"
--Kat replied that she objected to the, quote, "disrespectful intro you guys 'snuck' in" . . . adding, quote, "Publicly disrespecting people for the sake of better ratings isn't something a person of compassion does. Good day."
Alex Trebek Injured His Leg While Chasing Down a Burglar
ALEX TREBEK was on crutches yesterday, because he injured his leg while chasing down a burglar at a hotel earlier that morning.
--He said, quote, "It happened at 2:30 A.M., chasing a burglar down the hallway of my San Francisco hotel when my Achilles tendon ruptured and I then fell on carpet, bruising the other leg in process. Surgery on Friday."
--Now, Alex is 71 . . . His burglar was a 56-year-old woman.
--Alex woke to find her in his room and he chased her out into the hallway, where he fell and suffered his injury.
--The woman . . . one Lucinda Moyers . . . was caught by hotel security. She had stolen some jewelry and cash from Alex's room, and was charged with felony counts of burglary and possession of stolen property.
Joe Pesci Claims He Gained 30 Pounds for the John Gotti Movie . . . Then Got Screwed Over by the Producers
JOE PESCI is suing the producers of the JOHN GOTTI movie for allegedly screwing him over after he'd already gained 30 pounds for the role.
--Pesci was hired to play Angelo Ruggiero, a friend and enforcer to Gotti . . . who's being played by JOHN TRAVOLTA. His salary was supposed to be $3 million.
--But after Pesci started gaining the necessary weight for the part . . . and allowing the producers to use his name to promote the movie . . . they went back on the deal. Instead, they offered him a lesser part with a lower salary: $1 million.
--Pesci is suing for the $3 million he says he was originally promised, plus punitive damages.
Was Amy Winehouse Killed by NOT Drinking?
There's a new theory as to what killed AMY WINEHOUSE: A LACK of substance abuse. (???)
--Britain's not-always-reliable "Sun" tabloid says Amy's family thinks her decision to quit booze cold turkey for three weeks was too much for her system.
--A so-called "source" says Amy's doctor told her to quit drinking GRADUALLY . . . but she knew that wouldn't work, so she gave it up completely. And that caused serious withdrawal that led to a FATAL SEIZURE.
Jesse James and Kat Von D Called Off Their Engagement
JESSE JAMES and KAT VON D have called off their engagement and broken up, according to "People"magazine.
--Jesse says, quote, "I'm so sad because I really love her. The distance between us was just too much."
--He means it literally . . . Jesse moved to Austin, Texas to be closer to SANDRA BULLOCKafter he humiliated her. And Kat Von D lives in LA and does that reality show "L.A. Ink".
--She confirmed it on Twitter and wrote, quote, "I am no longer [with] Jesse . . . and out of respect for him, his family and myself, that's all the info I'd like to share. Thanks for respecting that."
Authorities Still Don't Know What Killed Amy Winehouse
An autopsy performed yesterday on the body of AMY WINEHOUSE was inconclusive . . . meaning we still don't know what killed her.
--And we probably won't know until the results of the toxicology tests come in . . . which could take several weeks.
--Amy will be laid to rest at a private funeral today.
Half of Michael Jackson's Family Is Planning a Tribute Concert for Michael . . . But There Aren't Many Details Yet
Half of MICHAEL JACKSON'S family has announced that they're organizing a tribute concert for Michael . . . but there aren't many details yet.
--Here's what we know: It's being called "Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert", and it's scheduled to happen on October 8th at the Millennium Center in Cardiff, Wales. The event will reportedly last "at least four hours."
--The Jackson family members involved in this are: Michael's mother Katherine, his sister La Toya, and his brothers Tito, Jackie and Marlon.
--There's no word what Michael's sisters Rebbie and Janet think of this . . . but brothers Jermaine and Randy are speaking out AGAINST it.
--They're not opposed to the idea of a tribute concert, they're just not cool with the timing. As it stands now, the concert would likely be held during the manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray . . . which is set to begin on September 20th.
--They released a statement saying, quote, "There will come a time and place for an amazing and deserving tribute to Michael. But we feel that the most important tribute we can give to our brother at this time is to seek justice in his name."
--There's no word on any performers yet, but Tito says it'll feature "all the artists [Michael] admired and respected so much." The family says the performers will be announced leading up to August 4th, when tickets go on sale.
Gene Simmons Has Finally Proposed to Shannon Tweed
GENE SIMMONS and SHANNON TWEED have been playing house together for 28 years.
--And in all that time, even though they're PRACTICALLY married and raising two kids together, Gene has vowed that he would NEVER TIE THE NOOSE.
--Well, that's been taking its toll on Shannon, and the tension has been playing out this season on their A&E reality show, "Gene Simmons Family Jewels".
--But on tonight's season finale, Gene finally gives in and PROPOSES.
(We don't know if she says yes, but judging by the way she's crying in the promotional clip, she probably does.)
The Judge Yelled at Lindsay Lohan Yesterday for Dragging Her Feet on Three Conditions of Probation
--Lindsay was in court yesterday morning to give a progress report on her probation and the judge, Stephanie Sautner, got mad at her for THREE reasons . . .
#1.) Lindsay said she hadn't started her mandatory psych counseling yet because she COULDN'T AFFORD IT. Even though she showed up in $1,200 shoes and is renting a multi-million dollar home right now.
--The judge told her to figure out a way to get into counseling within the next three weeks, even if she has to put it on a friend's credit card. The judge and Lindsay both agreed group counseling won't work for her because of her fame.
#2.) Lindsay hasn't started taking classes in the Shoplifters Avoidance Program . . . remember, the reason she's in trouble now is for stealing a necklace while she was on probation. The judge says she has until October 19th to complete the course.
#3.) Lindsay has only done 33 hours of her 480 hours of community service. She has about 10 months left to complete it, and the judge said that she won't get an extension.
--The judge also said that if Lindsay doesn't get moving on all of those things and start taking her probation more seriously, it will get revoked and she'll go to jail.
Vanilla Ice Has a Warning for Justin Bieber: Enjoy It While You Can
VANILLA ICE . . . who's known for "Ice Ice Baby" and, well, that's about it . . . has some friendly advice for JUSTIN BIEBER: Enjoy it while you can, because fame may not last.
--Ice says, quote, "I did ‘Ice Ice Baby’ when I was 16 . . . so I can kind of relate a bit. [I] sold over a hundred million records. And I had a weekend that lasted about three years, and I didn't know who I was . . . [and thought] what's my purpose in life?
--"So my prediction about Bieber is that he's going to go through one of those weekends that lasts a few years because he's had such success as a child act.
--"Then something else new will come along, and he'll be forgotten, and he can try to put all the pieces back together, so it's going to be entertaining to watch."
Ryan Seacrest is Worried His BlackBerry is Causing Wrinkles on His Neck
RYAN SEACREST has made it clear he wants to be the next DICK CLARK. And part of making that happen is remaining unusually ageless.
--So I guess it makes sense that Ryan has been worried that he's getting NECK WRINKLES . . . from constantly looking down to text on his BlackBerry.
--According to a source, quote, "He keeps showing everybody his neck and asking if they can see anything. Now he's trying to train himself to text without bending."
J-Lo Almost Left Marc Anthony Twice Before: Once Over Money, and Once Over Him Joining the Mile High Club with a Flight Attendant
Now that JENNIFER LOPEZ and MARC ANTHONY have split up, we're hearing more and more about how inevitable it was. The latest: Sources have said they almost split up TWO TIMES before, in just the past few years.
--The first time was in 2009, when Marc allegedly hooked up with a flight attendant on a private plane.
--After Jennifer found out she wanted to divorce him but a source says, quote, "Marc begged her to stay. They went to marriage counseling and decided to give it another shot."
--The second almost-divorce was around last Christmas. Jennifer makes more money than Marc and was upset when she found out he'd racked up $3.4 MILLION in debts. She apparently told her friends, quote, "I'm not bailing him out."
"Captain America" is Up Against "Friends With Benefits" Tomorrow
Chris Evans is Captain America, Hugo Weaving plays his nemesis, the Red Skull, and Tommy Lee Jones is the officer running the experimental program that turns a scrawny soldier named Steve Rogers into the super soldier who becomes Captain America.
Paris Hilton Walked Out on a "Good Morning America" Interview, After Being Asked If Her "Moment Had Passed"
PARIS HILTON walked out on a "Good Morning America" interview with ABC News anchor Dan Harris, after being asked if she thought she was FINISHED.
--That's because the ratings for Paris' show on the Oxygen network, "The World According to Paris", have been, as Harris puts it, "dismal." (--The finale aired last night.)
--After some friendly topics, Harris began tossing out some hard questions:
--Like, quote, "Do you worry at times that the people who have followed in your footsteps . . . like KIM KARDASHIAN . . . are overshadowing you?" and "There's been some talk about the ratings on the show being low, has that upset you?"
--And then, Harris went in for the KILL. He asked, quote, "Do you ever worry about your moment having past?"
--Paris looked off-screen . . . possibly at her publicist . . . and let out a pouty grunt. Harris then asked, quote, "You want to wrap-up?" At that point, Paris stood up out of her chair and walked off the "set."
--It was even more awkward because the interview was taking place at Paris' house . . . so she couldn't just walk away, because Harris was still chillin' at her pad. Harris said he then had a "long, heated conversation" with Paris and her publicist.
--After that . . . again, probably because he was still in her home . . . Paris cooled off and agreed to continue the interview.
--Here's what she had to say: Quote, "I've been in this business for 15 years now, so it's been a very long time. Just like any other business person or someone in the industry, it's always important to reinvent yourself and come up with new projects."
--Then, they moved on to talking about Paris' obnoxiously pimped out doghouse . . . and silly stuff like that. Then Paris gave Harris a hug, and he was on his way.
Hackers Posted a Message on Zach Braff's Website Declaring His Homosexuality
--Yesterday, on Zach's blog . . . which he hasn't updated since 2006 . . . a message appeared from Zach.
--It said, quote, "I have been hiding a secret inside me for too long . . . it is time to let the world know. I am excited and proud to announce that I am an open member of the homosexual community."
--A few hours later, on Zach's Facebook page, he wrote, quote, "My old website got hacked. Someone issued a 'coming out' statement on my behalf. I'm still straight and in love with my girlfriend.
--"But not too straight . . . I still love musicals, brunch, and Doogie Howser."
Leonardo DiCaprio Has Dumped Blake Lively . . . Possibly Because His Mom Didn't Approve
LEONARDO DICAPRIO has apparently been dating BLAKE LIVELY for a few months now . . . although we haven't heard much about them since there were rumors they got together back in May.
--Anyway, they're done now.
--According to anonymous sources in a British tabloid called "Now Magazine", Leo dumped Blake . . . and it's at least partially because his MOTHER didn't approve.
--Quote, "[Blake] tried hard to impress Leo's mom when they met but Irmelin couldn't stand her. She told Leo that Blake was far too 'up herself' for him. Blake was nervous so she did talk a lot . . . about 'Gossip Girl' and how she's a Chanel model."
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Have Gotten "Pre-Engaged"
--According to reports, JENNIFER ANISTON and her latest boyfriend JUSTIN THEROUX have gotten PRE-ENGAGED. What does that mean? They're wearing rings saying that they might probably arguably sorta kinda theoretically hopefully get engaged one day.
--They've been dating for about two months. Justin is 39, Jennifer is 42.
Eric "McSteamy" Dane Has Checked Into Rehab
--ERIC DANE . . . a.k.a. "McSteamy" on "Grey's Anatomy" . . . has checked into rehab in Los Angeles to fight his addiction to painkillers. Apparently he got hooked on them after a sports injury.
--Even though the reports are just coming out now, he apparently checked himself in a few weeks ago and is coming up on the end of a 30-day treatment program. He's expected back on the set of "Grey's" next week.
Over the weekend, rumors hit that NICOLE SCHERZINGER was engaged to her boyfriend. Well, somehow the Internet got something wrong.
--She tweeted, quote, "I woke up this morning and read we were engaged! Sorry to disappoint you all but it's not true."
--Nicole has been with her boyfriend for four years. He's a European Formula One racecar driver named Lewis Hamilton.
Jennifer Lopez Travels To Ukraine To Make a Million Dollars
--JENNIFER LOPEZ is halfway around the world in the Ukraine, but it's not because she's hiding from the press after splitting from husband MARC ANTHONY.
--J-Lo is reportedly being paid $1 million to perform for a wedding.
Is Simon Cowell Addicted to Anti-Aging Smoothies?
SIMON COWELL is 51, and according to a source, in his efforts to fight the effects of time and the damage smoking has done, he's become addicted to . . . ANTI-AGING SMOOTHIES.
--The smoothies he likes include several made-up-sounding ingredients like lingonberries, chokeberries, aronia juice, and acerola berries. They come out green and he calls them "swamp juice" because of their consistency.
--Simon's friends are pushing him to stick with the smoothies. They say he looks healthier than ever thanks to the drinks.
This Can't End Well: Chris Brown Signs on to Star in a Romantic Comedy
--CHRIS BROWN . . . who, of course, altered the course of his career by badly beating up on his then-girlfriend RIHANNA . . . has signed on to star in a romantic comedy. It's just too soon.
--The movie is an adaptation of the book "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man" by STEVE HARVEY.
--The book is about, quote, "what men really think about love, relationships, intimacy, and commitment." There's no word on what role Brown is going to play.
More People Watched the Women's World Cup Final than the MLB All-Star Game
13.5 million people tuned in to watch Team USA's surprise loss in the Women's World Cup Final on Sunday. That's 2.5 million MORE viewers than the MLB All-Star Game got. Isn’t baseball America’s favorite sport?? Maybe not. (--And don't forget, the World Cup game was on CABLE.)
Betty White Turned Down Her Invitation to the Marine Corps Ball
In the past week, MILA KUNIS and JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE have both accepted invitations from Marines to be their dates to their Marine Corps Balls.
--So a third Marine hopped onto that train . . . and posted a YouTube video asking BETTY WHITE to be his date. But she said NO.
--Yesterday, she issued a statement saying, quote, "I am deeply flattered and truly appreciate the invitation. As everyone knows, I love a man in uniform. But unfortunately I cannot accept, as I will be taping an episode of 'Hot in Cleveland'."
--Betty White's first husband was a U.S. Army Air Corps pilot. They were married for two years.
Rachel Uchitel Has Returned Her "Hush Money" to Tiger Woods . . . And Is Suing Gloria Allred For Taking Advantage of Her
Back when the news of her TIGER WOODS affair broke, it was clear RACHEL UCHITEL was going to be able to CASH IN. Whether it was through a tell-all book or a media tour or whatever. She had a story and she was ready to tell it.
--But, instead of all that, her lawyer, GLORIA ALLRED, negotiated a $10 MILLION settlement for Rachel.
--It was basically "hush money" . . . it came with a confidentiality clause that said Rachel could never talk about Tiger. If she did, she'd have to return the money AND Tiger could go after her for damages.
--WELL . . . even though Rachel was careful during her media appearances not to talk specifically about Tiger, his lawyers have started suggesting that she DID get too detailed and violate the confidentiality clause.
--Which has led to this: Rachel's RETURNED the money to Tiger to avoid being sued . . . and now she's going after Gloria Allred.
--She's apparently hired a malpractice attorney because she feels that Gloria USED HER. Rachel says Gloria made a deal with Tiger's attorneys that even if they went after Rachel, Gloria would still get to keep her millions in attorney's fees.
--So, basically, Rachel had to keep quiet and be extremely careful with every word that she said FOREVER . . . and Gloria was never in any danger of losing her share of the money.
--Yesterday, Gloria issued a statement denying that she had a deal with Tiger's attorneys . . . and also said that she no longer represents Rachel.
When Orlando Bloom Watched His Wife Give Birth, It Looked So Painful That He Asked For the Epidural . . . For Himself
When MIRANDA KERR gave birth, she decided to do it ALL-NATURAL . . . no drugs, no painkillers, just sucking it up and dealing with all the pain to push that baby out.
--Unfortunately, her husband, ORLANDO BLOOM, wasn't quite as tough.
--According to Miranda, when she was giving birth back in January, Orlando said, quote, "Give ME the epidural! Seriously, if you don't want it, I'll take it" . . . because the entire process looked so incredibly painful.
--But Miranda gave birth to their son, Flynn Christopher Blanchard Copeland Bloom, without either her or Orlando taking the epidural.
--By the way, Miranda recently revealed why she chose to use "Christopher" as a middle name: Turns out, it's a tribute to her EX-BOYFRIEND.
--She says he was her first love . . . and he died suddenly in a car accident when they were teenagers.
--Quote, "I wrote him a letter after he died saying I would name my first child after him . . . Orlando was very kind and understanding. He said if you want, you can do that."
It's Official: Charlie Sheen Is Doing That "Anger Management" Show
Earlier this month, CHARLIE SHEEN said he was in talks to star in a sitcom called "Anger Management", which would be loosely based on the 2003 ADAM SANDLER movie of the same name.
--Well, now it's official.
--Charlie says, quote, "I chose 'Anger Management' because, while it might be a big stretch for me to play a guy with serious anger management issues, I think it is a great concept."
--No further information was revealed . . . so there's still no word on a network, or when it might premiere.
Out of Nowhere, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are Getting Divorced
--On Friday, they issued a joint statement saying, quote, "We have decided to end our marriage. This was a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters." They didn't give any reason why they're splitting up.
--This all must've happened VERY quickly . . . because they didn't SEEM to be having problems at the "American Idol" finale in May when they performed a duet together and kissed on stage.
--Jennifer and Marc are currently working on a TV show together, called "¡Q'viva! The Chosen" where they're searching for undiscovered talent in Latin America. They're still going to be doing it together.
--This is Jennifer's THIRD divorce. In 1997 she married a Cuban chef named Ojani Noa, and in 2001 she married her backup dancer, Cris Judd. It's Marc's second divorce . . . in 2000, he married a former Miss Universe named Dayanara Torres.
--Jennifer and Marc have two children together . . . three-year-old twins named Max and Emme.
--On Saturday night, Marc was performing in Bogota, Colombia and acknowledged the divorce to the crowd. He joked, quote, "They're saying I'm single."
Justin Timberlake Follows Mila Kunis's Lead . . . And Also Accepts an Invitation to a Marine Corps Ball. Now Betty White’s Been Invited Too.
Last week, MILA KUNIS accepted an invitation from a Marine to go to his Marine Corps Ball. And now, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE . . . who stars with her in "Friends With Benefits", of course . . . is following her lead.
--Justin has accepted his invitation to attend a Marine Corps Ball too.
The Marine's name is Kelsey De Santis, and she's a corporal with the Marines.
--He says he's agreed to go because, quote, "I don't get asked out. Ever. So I was very flattered by that. If my schedule works out to do it, I'd love to do it. It's an honor."
--The ball is on November 12th. It's in Washington, D.C. and is a different ball than the one Mila is going to. That one is on November 18th in Greenville, North Carolina.
--And now that asking celebrities to Marine Corp Balls has become a "thing," a third Marine has gotten in on it. Sergeant Ray Lewis posted a YouTube video on Friday asking out . . . BETTY WHITE. No word from her yet.
Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo Are Now Married
On Friday night, NICK LACHEY and VANESSA MINNILLO got married.
--It was a very small wedding . . . just 35 family and friends. And it was on a tropical island . . . somewhere. They aren't saying. They never told people where it was going to be . . . they just had everyone get on a plane and go to a surprise location.
--The entire thing was taped for a show on TLC called "Nick & Vanessa's Dream Wedding", so I guess if you're dying to know where they got married you can find out from that. It airs on the 30th of this month at 9:00 P.M. Eastern.
--It's Vanessa's first marriage and Nick's second marriage. He was married before to JESSICA SIMPSON.
"Harry Potter" Had the Best Opening Weekend of All Time
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" opened with an ENORMOUS $169 million this weekend, breaking all kinds of box office records in the process. First, it's the best opening weekend of all time, beating 2008's "The Dark Knight" by $11 million.
--It also broke the record for best 1-day haul. The movie made more than $92 million on Friday alone, which beats the $72.7 million set by "The Twilight Saga: New Moon". "Harry Potter" also made $307 million overseas, which is the biggest international weekend ever.
Are Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green On the Outs Since Shia LaBeouf Admitted He Hooked Up with Megan?
We don't know if this is true, but it was inevitable that a tabloid would run with this story:
--The marriage of MEGAN FOX and BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN is in a very fragile state ever since SHIA LABEOUF admitted that he hooked up with Megan a few years ago.
--"OK!" magazinesays it happened in 2008, while they were filming the second"Transformers" movie.
--Megan and Brian were supposedly ON A BREAK from their relationship at the time . . . and it sounds like Brian already knew about it. But the fact that Shia made global headlines is putting a strain on the marriage.
--Megan and Brian started dating in 2004, and got married last year. People often refer to their relationship before they got hitched as "on-and-off". But apparently, Brian doesn't see it that way.
--Check this out: Last year, Brian was asked about the supposed "off" periods in the relationship, and he said, quote, "We've been together for six years. Find a picture of one of us with any other boyfriend or girlfriend . . . I challenge you.
--"You'll only find pictures of her doing press with Shia LaBeouf or me with my son. That's it. We never once dated anyone else or did anything else."
Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller Aren't Requiring Each Other to Be Drug Tested
I fear for the children of CHARLIE SHEEN and BROOKE MUELLER for many reasons. Here’s another one:
--TMZ says that their custody deal states that neither of them has to undergo drug testing.
--Let's face it: They both know there's a good chance they could FAIL a drug test, and that fear probably outweighed the potential benefit of catching the other one failing.
--We haven't seen Charlie under the influence in a while . . . but then again, we haven't seen much of Charlie at all in a while.
--Meanwhile, Brooke was just photographed the other day with what some people believe was a homemade, aluminum foil crackpipe in her hand.
--She was also spotted in a seedy neighborhood in Hawaii recently, approaching a parked car with cash in her hand. We don't know what that was about . . . but we do know what it SOUNDS like.
--Brooke currently has custody of the twins, Max and Bob. Charlie can see them every other weekend if he chooses to . . . but that hasn't really been happening. He's supposedly "busy" with work projects.
Two Paparazzi Scumbags Were Cuffed By Police for Driving Recklessly to Get Pictures of Michael Jackson's Daughter Paris
Two paparazzi scumbags were cuffed by the LAPD for driving recklessly and running red lights to get a picture of MICHAEL JACKSON'S 13-year-old daughter PARIS.
--There's no word who was driving Paris . . . but her brothers were reportedly not in the car with her. We assume it was someone in her car who called the cops.
--According to TMZ, neither photographer was going to be arrested because police didn't see the actual offense. Instead, cops were going to write a crime report and send it to the L.A. City Attorney for "possible prosecution."
Jerry Seinfeld is Selling His Colorado Home for $18 Million
JERRY SEINFELD doesn't want his house in Telluride, Colorado anymore, so he's selling it. For just over $18 MILLION. The place has a deck that's bigger than most people's houses, at 5,500 square feet.
--The house itself is 14,200 square feet, and has 11 bedroom and 11 bathrooms. The house sits on 26 acres and has a heated, four-car garage.
Ted Danson Will Replace Laurence Fishburne on "CSI"
"CSI" has landed TED DANSON to replace LAURENCE FISHBURNE next season. Laurence replaced WILLIAM PETERSENtwo-and-a-half years ago, but decided not to come back for another season.
--Ted will be the new supervisor, who previously ran a crime lab in Portland. By the way, Ted is pulling double duty . . . because he'll remain on his HBO show "Bored to Death".
Last week, a Marine sergeant named Scott Moore posted a video on YouTube asking MILA KUNIS to attend the Marine Corps Ball with him on November 18th in Greenville, North Carolina.
--Well . . . Mila has ACCEPTED.
--Mila and JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE were being interviewed by Fox News for their upcoming flick "Friends With Benefits" . . . and Justin put the hard sell on her, saying, quote, "You need to do it for your country."
--Mila said, quote, "I'll go. I'll do it for you."
--Then she asked Justin if he was going, too. He replied, quote, "They don't want me! They want you."
Hines Ward Blew a .128
HINES WARD says he was NOT drunk when he was popped for DUI in Georgia over the weekend. But the police report tells a different story. It says he blew a .128% on the breathalyzer. That's one and a half times the legal limit.
--Unfortunately for police, it was an "unofficial" test, and Hines refused to take another that could actually be used in court. But he also failed the "follow my finger" field sobriety test, and had trouble keeping his balance during a "walk and turn evaluation."
Beyonce's Dad Denies That He Stole Money From His Daughter
Earlier this year, BEYONCÉ fired her dad, Mathew Knowles, who'd been her business manager since she began performing at the age of eight. At the time, Beyoncé said she was merely moving on, quote, "on a business level."
--But apparently, there was more to it than that. Mathew has filed legal papers claiming that he was dumped because Beyoncé's tour promoter Live Nation had convinced Beyoncé that he was skimming a little money off the top.
--Mathew denies this . . . and is trying to get a judge to help him prove it by allowing him to investigate how Live Nation determined that he was stealing. Beyoncé has not commented.
Miranda Kerr Thought She Was Going to Die During Childbirth
Most famous women who give birth try to make us believe it was the most magical, spiritual, peaceful and beautiful time in their lives, and that it went off without a hitch. And we all know that most of them are LYING.
--MIRANDA KERR is NOT going to lie to you. When she gave birth to ORLANDO BLOOM'S son Flynn six months ago, IT HURT. It hurt so much she thought she was going to DIE.
--Miranda says, quote, "I actually thought I was going to die at one point and left my body. I was looking down on myself . . . the pain was so intense."
--"I kept thinking, 'How do women do this?' But if other women have done this, I can do it too. I was determined."
Pittsburgh Steelers stud and "Dancing With the Stars" champion HINES WARD was busted for DUI near Atlanta, Georgia over the weekend.
--Hines was popped at about 3:41 in the morning Saturday, and released on $1,300 bond.
--Hines is DENYING he was drunk, though. His rep issued the following statement . . . quote, "From our preliminary investigation we can tell you that we are confident that the facts will show that Hines was NOT impaired by alcohol while driving
--"Hines is deeply saddened by this incident and apologizes to his fans and the Steelers organization for this distraction."
--This is Ward's second run-in with police this year.
--Back in May, while he was still competing on "Dancing With the Stars", he was held at GUNPOINT and handcuffed, after police in Los Angeles mistakenly thought he and a companion were in a stolen car.
Kate Hudson and Victoria Beckham Gave Birth this Weekend
KATE HUDSON and VICTORIA BECKHAM both gave birth this weekend.
--Kate had a baby boy Saturday night in Los Angeles. There's no word on his name. Kate and fiancé MATT BELLAMY of the rock band MUSE didn't even find out the sex ahead of time.
--Kate had a gender-neutral baby shower last week.
--This is Matt's first child, but Kate's second. She also has a 7-year-old son named Ryder with BLACK CROWES singer CHRIS ROBINSON.
--Victoria Beckham had a baby girl yesterday morning. They named her HARPER SEVEN.
(--The "Seven" is supposedly a tribute to David's number on his old team, Manchester United.
The Octomom Got Into an Argument On an Airplane . . . with the Tall Chick from "Third Rock from the Sun"
Someone got annoyed with Octomom NADYA SULEMAN'S kids on an airplane Friday night. And that someone just happened to be the tall chick from "Third Rock From the Sun".
--Six-foot actress KRISTEN JOHNSTON . . . whom you may also remember as Ivana Humpalot in "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" . . . actually confronted Nadya before the plane took off.
--Nadya had appeared on the "Today" show that morning, and she was flying home to California with 12 of her kids. As usual, Nadya had very little control over the crying, the yelling and the general chaos.
--To make matters worse, the plane was delayed on the runway for two hours. When Kristen reached her breaking point, she got up and told Nadya to control her kids. She replied, quote, "How would you like me to keep eight 2-year-olds quiet?"
--Kristen replied, quote, "Get more help!" . . . To which Nadya said, quote, "Why don't you grow a baby and get a life!" (???)
--Kristen returned to her seat . . . but ultimately, she got off the plane and didn't come back.
"Transformers 3" is Now the Top Grossing Movie of 2011
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" easily held onto the #1 spot at the box office. It earned another $47 million over the weekend, bringing its total to $261 million. That makes it the top grossing film of the year. (--At least until "Harry Potter" comes out.)
--Meanwhile, "Horrible Bosses" came in 2nd with $28.1 million, and "Zookeeper" trailed in third with $21 million. Here are this week's Top 5 movies . . .
1.) "Transformers: Dark of the Moon", $47 million. Up to $261 million in its 2nd week, which makes it the top grossing movie of the year so far.
2.) (NEW) "Horrible Bosses", $28.1 million.
3.) (NEW) "Zookeeper", $21 million.
4.) "Cars 2", $15.2 million. Up to $149 million in its 3rd week.
5.) "Bad Teacher", $9 million. Up to $78.8 million in its 3rd week.
Monday TV Reminders
--"Inside the Actors Studio" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Bravo. (--Jennifer Aniston is interviewed.)
--"Eureka" [4th Season Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Syfy.
--"Warehouse 13" [3rd Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Syfy.
Are Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Giving Their Relationship Another Try?
"Us Weekly" claims that JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and JESSICA BIEL are giving their relationship another shot.
--A source says, quote, "They're quietly seeing each other again . . . Jessica really wanted to get back together with him and Justin realized single life is not what it's cracked up to be."
--Justin and Jessica broke up in March, after about four years together.
Jennifer Aniston Doesn't Blame Angelina Jolie for Her Divorce from Brad Pitt
JENNIFER ANISTON taped an interview for "Inside the Actors Studio" . . . and spoke pretty openly about her breakup with BRAD PITT. And here's the big takeaway: She doesn't blame ANGELINA JOLIE.
--Instead, she vaguely insinuated that they just grew apart . . . quote, "It's just complicated. There are all these levels of growth . . . and when you stop growing together, that's when the problems happen."
--But she still admits she was, quote, "shocked" to see pictures of Brad and Angelina together after their divorce.
--Jennifer said that filming "The Break Up" with VINCE VAUGHN helped her get through the divorce . . . quote, "It was just a beautiful story about a couple breaking-up. And I was slightly familiar on the topic and the issue.
--"And I sort of honestly felt like, what a great way to sort of exercise some of that. And I enjoyed it. I really enjoyed it.
--"You would think otherwise, because even the producers were like, 'I don't know if we should ask you to do this,' but I was like, why not? Turn the page, let's move on."
(--Jennifer's episode of "Inside the Actors Studio" airs Monday night.)
Is The Situation is Quitting "Jersey Shore"?
A bunch of websites were saying that THE SITUATION quit "Jersey Shore" yesterday . . . but there wasn't much evidence to back it up.
--Basically, there were reports that he got angry about something, ripped off his mic, stormed off the set, and told some photographers, quote, "It's over . . . Say goodbye to the bad guy." There are photos of the whole thing on TheSuperficial.com.
--But there hasn't been a statement from him or MTV.
(--They're filming the fifth season right now, and season four . . . the one where they're in Italy . . . starts August 4th.)
It's Official: James Spader Is Coming to "The Office"
The rumor was true: JAMES SPADER will join the cast of "The Office" this season, as the new CEO of Sabre, Dunder Mifflin's parent company. He's replacing the former CEO, who was played by KATHY BATES on a recurring basis.
--It's still unclear whether or not someone else is coming onboard to take over for STEVE CARELL as the regional manager.
--For what it's worth, a lot of people seem to think that the addition of Spader means that one of the current cast members will move into Michael Scott's office.
Pink Says Motherhood Isn’t As Bad As Waterboading & Names Her Baby Willow After a Tree
Celebrities give their kids stupid names. It's a fact.
--PINK and CAREY HART kind of bucked that trend. They named their daughter Willow Sage, which isn't that outrageous. And the inspiration behind it is actually pretty cool.
--She's basically named after a tree . . . but a really strong tree. Pink says, quote, "The willow is my favorite tree. I grew up near one. It's the most flexible tree in nature and nothing can break it . . . no wind, no elements.
--"It can bend and withstand anything. I love that sentiment. I want that for her."
--She adds, quote, "Sage is cleansing and sacred. And it sounded great together. It doesn't hurt that her last name is Hart . . . flexible cleansed heart."
--Pink also says everything is going smoothly so far . . . despite a little chaos right at the beginning . . . quote, "We had one major meltdown the first night home. Carey couldn't figure out who to comfort first. It was pretty funny, actually. Poor guy.
--"[Willow's] been amazing. Everyone gives you this terrifying picture of no sleep at all, bickering which leads to divorce . . . they made it sound like waterboarding.
--"It's not that bad! I think I've cried more than she has and that's just because I'm emotional and a little nuts."
Comedy Central Will Roast Charlie Sheen . . . on the Same Night as Ashton Kutcher's "Two and a Half Men" Debut
Comedy Central's next roast victim will be CHARLIE SHEEN. The roast will tape September 10th, and will air on September 19th, which just happens to be the same night that ASHTON KUTCHER makes his debut on "Two and a Half Men".
--Obviously, this is NOT a coincidence.
--The prospect of stealing some attention away from the season premiere of the new "Two and a Half Men" MUST have played a role in Charlie's decision to do the roast . . . but at least for now, he isn't admitting to it.
(--Charlie replaces KID ROCK, who was supposed to be Comedy Central's next target. He had to back out because of a scheduling conflict.)
Justin Bieber's "Vanity Fair" Is the Worst-Selling Issue in 12 Years
JUSTIN BIEBER'S rabid fan base of teenage girls will throw money at almost ANYTHING related to Justin . . . but not EVERYTHING.
--For example, there's Justin's issue of "Vanity Fair", which came out in February.
--According to some new numbers released yesterday, it's on track to sell 246,000 copies, which would make it the worst-selling issue in 12 YEARS. For comparison, "Vanity Fair" has averaged 342,000 in sales per issue this year.
--Here are some more numbers to chew on: Justin's October 2010 issue of "Teen Vogue" was down 12% from the magazine's average sales last year . . . and an issue of "People" that he covered in April of last year was down 25% from normal.
The New "Transformers" Movie Made $181 Million In Six Days
The new "Transformers" movie dominated the 4th of July weekend. After six days in theaters, "Dark of the Moon" has made $181 million in North America.
--Worldwide, it's made $372 million, making it the third-largest opening of all time behind only "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and "Spider-Man 3". Here are this week's Top 5 movies . . .
1.) (NEW) "Transformers: Dark of the Moon", $116 million. Up to $181 million since its Wednesday release.
2.) "Cars 2", $32.1 million. Up to $123 million in its 2nd week.
3.) "Bad Teacher", $17.6 million. Up to $63 million in its 2nd week.
4.) (NEW) "Larry Crowne", $15.7 million.
5.) "Super 8", $9.5 million. Up to $110 million in its 4th week.
Daniel Radcliffe Was an Alcoholic at the Age of 18
DANIEL RADCLIFFE has been playing Harry Potter since he was 11 years old. That's half his life. And if you think that's all glitz and glamour, Daniel has news for you.
--In a new interview with the British edition of "GQ" magazine, Daniel admits that he basically became an alcoholic at the age of 18, while filming the sixth movie in the series, "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince".
--He says, quote, "I became so reliant on [alcohol] to enjoy stuff. There were a few years there when I was just so enamored with the idea of living some sort of famous person's lifestyle that really isn't suited to me."
--Daniel finally stopped drinking last August, and now prefers hanging out at home with his girlfriend to partying.
--"I'd just rather sit at home and read, or talk to somebody that makes me laugh. There's no shame in enjoying the quiet life. And that's been the realization of the past few years for me."
--One last note: On that LARRY KING"Harry Potter" special that airs this coming Sunday night on CNN, Daniel admits that he CRIED on the last day of filming the last movie.
Maria Shriver Has Filed for Divorce
It's official: MARIA SHRIVER will NOT stand by her man. She filed for divorce Friday from ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, citing "irreconcilable differences."
--Maria is seeking shared custody of the two minor children, 17-year-old Patrick and 13-year-old Christopher.
--She also wants spousal support, and she'd like him to pay her attorney fees.
--Supposedly, there was no prenuptial agreement . . . which means that under California law, their assets can be split 50-50.
--Of course, the chances are that Arnold and Maria will settle their finances out of court, which means it'll be up to them who gets what. TMZ says Arnold is worth $300 million, and Maria is worth $100 million.
Chord Overstreet Will Not Have a Regular Role on "Glee" Next Season
CHORD OVERSTREET . . . the blond guy who played "trouty-mouth" Sam on "Glee" last season . . . will not have a regular role on the show next season.
--A Fox rep confirmed this, but didn't say why the decision was made. He did, however, make it sound like Chord could still return for guest appearances.
--Chord posted a message on Twitter saying, quote, "Well it's been a good year, too bad it's over, time for summer and starting fresh." He joined the cast last season.
--Meanwhile, DARREN CRISS, who plays Kurt's boyfriend Blaine, and HARRY SHUM JUNIOR, who plays Mike, were both bumped up to full-time cast members for next season. "Glee" returns on September 20th.
Christina Aguilera Will Be Back on "The Voice" Next Season, Along with the Other Three Coaches
It's official: All FOUR celebrity coaches will be back on "The Voice" for Season Two, which will begin sometime early next year.
--There was some speculation online that CHRISTINA AGUILERA might not be back, but yesterday NBC confirmed that she would.
--Obviously, the CRAZY money NBC is throwing at her was part of her decision. According to reports, she pulls down $225,000 PER EPISODE, which is three-times what the guys are getting.
--CEE-LO GREEN, ADAM LEVINE and BLAKE SHELTON reportedly make $75,000 an episode.
Lindsay Lohan Responds to Reports She Was Drunk at a Bar Wednesday Night
LINDSAY LOHAN spent her first night of freedom at a bar, not surprisingly. And on her way out, she stumbled and almost fell while wading through a sea of paparazzi scumbags.
--Lindsay spent several hours at the Lexington Social House for some kind of going away party for a friend.
--There's no word how much drinking Lindsay was or wasn't doing. One source says that she had a cocktail at the very least. Another says she chain-smoked and drank soda all night.
--A witness says, quote, "She was in a good mood. She definitely seemed happy to be free and out celebrating with friends."
--The paparazzi situation waiting for her outside when she left the joint at 1:30 in the morning was INSANE. And when she stumbled, one of them shouted, quote, "She's drunk!"
--Yesterday, Lindsay Tweeted, quote, "If anyone caused me to nearly fall it was the psychotic paparazzi."
Taylor Swift's Guilty Pleasures Include "16 and Pregnant", '90s One-Hit Wonders, and YouTube Videos of Kittens
TAYLOR SWIFT is on the cover of this month's "Teen Vogue", and in her interview she talks about her guilty pleasures, and her obsession with MARISKA HARGITAY of “Law & Order: SVU”.
--Asked about guilty pleasures she can't live without, she said, quote, "'Teen Mom', '16 and Pregnant', '90s one-hit wonders, watching YouTube videos of kittens, the app CatPaint . . . I CatPaint all my pictures. It's weird."
(--That's the app where you take photos and insert pictures of cats. And in the newest version, they, quote, "come equipped with lasers, for inter-galactic kitty-combat!" I don’t have it yet but I’m downloading it now.)
--And for the one person Taylor wishes she could be friends with, she went with, quote, "Detective Olivia Benson from 'Law & Order S.V.U.' I sit in my apartment and watch hours of that show. So I sort of feel like me and Olivia are BFFs."
The New "Transformers" Movie Will Compete With Tom Hanks and Selena Gomez at the Box Office . . . But It's Playing in Nearly Twice As Many Theaters
Shia LaBeouf returns as Sam Witwicky, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley replaces Megan Fox as his love interest. The plot for the third movie reveals that the entire space race of the '60s was a response to a crash landing on the moon.
Tom Hanks loses his job and goes back to school at the local community college. Julia Roberts is his disinterested teacher. It's a romantic comedy that he co-wrote with Nia Vardalos from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding". Tom Hanks is also the director. He previously costarred with Julia Roberts in the movie "Charlie Wilson's War". (Trailer)
#3.) "Monte Carlo"(PG)Selena Gomez is mistaken for a spoiled British heiress who looks just like her, and then pretends to be that chick after getting a taste of what it's like to be rich. Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy are the two friends vacationing with her, and "Glee's"Cory Monteith plays Katie's boyfriend, who follows them to Europe.
A "Thor" Sequel Will Be Out in 2013
A "Thor" sequel has been green-lit AND given a release date. You can expect it in theaters in July of 2013. CHRIS HEMSWORTH will return to play the title character, but director KENNETH BRANAGH won't be back.
--There's no word on any other cast members. (--Thor's next big-screen appearance is in "The Avengers", which comes out next May.)
Chris Hansen . . . The "To Catch a Predator" Guy . . . Has Been Caught Cheating On His Wife
Remember CHRIS HANSEN? He's the guy who nailed tons of wannabe pedophiles for the "To Catch a Predator" episodes of"Dateline NBC".
--Well, the "National Enquirer" set up an undercover sting on HIM . . . and they caught him cheating on his wife. Somewhat ironically, the other woman is a lot younger than him. But don't get the wrong idea: She's very much an adult.
--Hansen has apparently been having an affair for about four months with Kristyn Caddell . . . a 30-year-old reporter for WPTV in West Palm Beach, Florida. Hansen is 51.
--Last week, the "Enquirer" secretly filmed him on a date with Kristyn at the Ritz-Carlton in Manalapan, Florida . . . after which they spent the night at her apartment. They also filmed the two of them leaving the apartment the next morning.
--Hansen lives in Connecticut with his 53-year-old wife Mary. They have two sons.
--He's been spending time in South Florida lately investigating the mysterious disappearance of a boater off the coast five years ago.
Justin Timberlake Has Purchased a Stake in MySpace
After appearing in "The Social Network" . . . a movie about the invention of Facebook . . . JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE'S latest project is to revitalize MySpace. In fact, he even bought a stake in it.
--But it sounds like competing with Facebook is low on his list of priorities. He says, quote, "There's a need for a place where fans can go to interact with their favorite entertainers, listen to music, watch videos, share and discover cool stuff and just connect.
--"MySpace has the potential to be that place. Art is inspired by people and vice versa, so there's a natural social component to entertainment.
--"I'm excited to help revitalize MySpace by using its social media platform to bring artists and fans together in one community."
Lindsay Lohan is Free
LINDSAY LOHAN is a free woman. She was released from house arrest yesterday at about 10:20 A.M., after serving 35 days.
--Lindsay was originally sentenced to 120 days in jail . . . but she got a much sweeter deal due to prison overcrowding in L.A. and the fact that she's a nonviolent offender. (--Authorities swear she didn't get any special treatment because she's a celebrity.)
--TMZ got video of Lindsay leaving her home for the first time in over a month . . . (--not counting court appearances) . . . and she told them, quote, "I'm excited to start community service and focus on my life."
--Lindsay has to complete 360 hours of community service at a women's shelter . . . some of which she's already done . . . and 120 hours doing janitorial work at the L.A. County Morgue.
Denise Richards Has Adopted a Baby Girl
You'd think DENISE RICHARDS already has enough on her plate dealing with CHARLIE SHEEN. But apparently not, because she just adopted a newborn baby girl.
--She's only a few weeks old, and she was born in this country. Denise named her Eloise Joni.
--Denise has two daughters with Charlie, 7-year-old Sam and 6-year-old Lola.
--"Joni" was the name of Denise's mother, who died of cancer four years ago.
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries Have Set a Wedding Date
KIM KARDASHIAN and KRIS HUMPHRIES have set a wedding date. We just don't know when it is.
--KATHIE LEE GIFFORD knows it, because she and husband FRANK GIFFORD are invited. But she's been sworn to secrecy. But she says, quote, "Darn right we're going to that wedding."
--A so-called "insider" claims it's sometime in early August.
Charlie Sheen's "Two and a Half Men" Character May Be Killed Off After All
A while back we heard that CHARLIE SHEEN'S"Two and a Half Men" character, Charlie Harper, would NOT be killed off. Mainly because it's a comedy, and there's really no reason to lay anything that heavy on the fans.
--But now, TMZ claims that creator Chuck Lorre IS going to kill Charlie off, just to ensure that he can NEVER return to the show.
--Supposedly, the producers are kicking around several death scenarios, including having Charlie drive his car off a cliff.
--Then ASHTON KUTCHER'S character would join the show by purchasing the house . . . which belonged to Charlie.
Prince Harry Is NOT Sharing Himself With Pippa Middleton
Everybody seems to want PRINCE HARRY to get with his sexy new sister-in-law, PIPPA MIDDLETON. But it's not happening. At least not now.
--According to London's "Daily Mail" tabloid, he told a bunch of people at a concert, quote, "Pippa? Ha! No, I am not seeing anyone at the moment. I'm working a lot at the moment, so dating and watching TV are the last things I have time for."
Tom Hanks Says "Toy Story 4" Will Happen
We were told that "Toy Story 3" would be the last full-length "Toy Story" adventure. That's probably not true.
--During a British TV interview, TOM HANKS was asked if there will be a fourth movie. He said, quote, "I think there will be, yeah . . . I think they're working on it now. There you go."
(--A "Toy Story" short called "Hawaiian Vacation" is playing in theaters now, before "Cars 2".)
The Finalists from "The Voice" Will Tour This Summer
Guess what? NBC's "The Voice" is getting its own tour.
--According to the "Hollywood Reporter", the tour will feature the eight finalists . . . Beverly McClellan, Vicci Martinez, Dia Frampton, Javier Colon, Nakia, Xenia, Casey Weston and Frenchie Davis.
--The celebrity "coaches" are not coming along, which isn't all that surprising . . . although it would've made the tour a whole lot more interesting.
--No dates have been announced yet.
Tuesday TV Reminders
--"The Voice" [The Finals] . . . 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on NBC. (--Pitbull and Ne-Yo perform "Give Me Everything", Brad Paisley sings "Don't Drink the Water" with Blake Shelton, and the four coaches do "You Can't Always Get What You Want")
There Was an Awkward Moment at the "BET Awards" When Rihanna Was Given a Trophy that Chris Brown Actually Won
There was a pretty awkward moment at last night's "BET Awards" involving RIHANNA and CHRIS BROWN. Fortunately, it wasn't a face-to-face meeting, because Rihanna wasn't there.
--What happened was that a young woman who'd won a contest was brought onstage to announce the winner of the night's Viewers' Choice Award.
--And she was supposed to get the winner's name off of a fancy new Sprint device she was holding. But something got messed up somehow. She looked down at the tablet, then up at what we assume was a Teleprompter.
--She had a confused look on her face as she announced Chris Brown as the winner for "Look at Me Now". Then moments later, she corrected herself and said it was actually Rihanna for "What's My Name".
--So then DRAKE took the stage to accept the award, since he's on the track. He started off his speech by saying, quote, "That was awkward."
--But that wasn't the end of it. The show went to commercial, and when they came back, the host announced that Chris Brown DID win the award after all.
--After taking massive heat from anonymous jerks on Twitter, the poor girl Tweeted, quote, "Bawling backstage. They totally [effed] me up."
(--It doesn't seem like it was her fault anyway. My best guess is that her Sprint gizmo said "Chris Brown", while the Teleprompter said "Rihanna". What was she supposed to do?)
--Chris Brown ended up winning the most awards of the night with FOUR.
Neil Patrick Harris Is Going to Get Gay Married . . . Because He Finally Can!
As I'm sure you've heard by now, the state of New York officially legalized gay marriage on Friday. And on Saturday, NEIL PATRICK HARRIS announced that he and his boyfriend, DAVID BURTKA, are taking advantage of it.
--He Tweeted, quote, "David and I did propose to each other, but over five years ago! We've been wearing engagement rings for ages, waiting for an available date."
--On Friday, after the law passed, he Tweeted, quote, "It PASSED! Marriage equality in NY!! Yes!! Progress!! Thank you everyone who worked so hard on this!! A historic night!!"
--Earlier Friday, BEFORE the law had passed, he said, quote, "I'd sure love to get married. Please, NY Senate, vote in favor of marriage equality today. My family would really appreciate it."
--Neil and David are parents to fraternal twins Gideon and Harper . . . who were born via surrogate last October.
Ron Artest Is Changing His Name to "Metta World Peace" Because He Wants to Be Inspirational
RON ARTEST spoke with TMZ Friday about his decision to change his name to METTA WORLD PEACE. Metta is a Buddhist concept meaning loving and kindness. And Ron said he's doing it because he wants to be INSPIRATIONAL.
--He said, quote, "It's all about, like, star power . . . that positive energy . . . It's about just doing different things and being inspirational. I love being inspirational, you know, and I got a lot of good things going on in my life right now."
--Ron also admitted that he kept the name change so secret that his wife didn't even know about it until she heard it from the media.
--When she did, she called him and said, quote, "I hope you don't think I'm changing my name."
"Cars 2" Made Over Twice as Much Money as "Bad Teacher" This Weekend
"Cars 2" won the weekend box office with $68 million. Which isn't surprising, considering every Pixar movie ever made has come in at #1.
--CAMERON DIAZ'S "Bad Teacher"took the #2 spot with $31 million. Here are this week's Top 5 movies . . .
1.) (NEW) "Cars 2", $68 million.
2.) (NEW) "Bad Teacher", $31 million.
3.) "Green Lantern", $18.4 million. Up to $89.3 million in its 2nd week.
4.) "Super 8", $12.1 million. Up to $95.2 million in its 3rd week.
5.) "Mr. Popper's Penguins", $10.3 million. Up to $39.4 million in its 2nd week.
Tracy Morgan Went to Nashville to Apologize for His Homophobic Rant
TRACY MORGAN'S Apology Tour took him back to the scene of the crime yesterday. Tracy was back in Nashville, Tennessee . . . where his homophobic rant during a standup routine on June 3rd set this whole thing off.
--Tracy met with members of the local gay community . . . including Kevin Rogers, the audience member whose Facebook post about Tracy's routine ignited a national controversy.
--At a press conference after the meeting, Tracy said, quote, "First thing I want to say is I apologize to Kevin and to people who were at the show for bumming them out. I want to apologize to my friends, and my family and my fans.
--"I don't have a hateful bone in my body. I don't believe that anyone should be bullied or just made to feel bad about who they are . . . I really don't care who you love, same sex or not, as long as you have the ability to love."
--He added, quote, "So now, at this point in my life, is an opportunity to make a difference. I don't see gay or straight, I just see human beings . . . From the bottom of my heart, I apologize."
The Guy Ryan Dunn Killed Was a Newlywed and an Iraq War Vet . . . And Police Say They Were Doing 130 Miles Per Hour
The other man who was killed in the crash that took the life of "Jackass" star RYAN DUNN has been identified. His name was Zachary Hartwell, and he was a veteran of three tours of duty in Iraq.
--He was also a newlywed. He got married last October . . . and Ryan Dunn's girlfriend was a bridesmaid.
--Zachary was one of the guys at the bar with Ryan in the hours before the crash. A so-called "source" says they were celebrating, quote, "winning some kind of deal together." Ryan was driving Zachary home when they crashed.
Roger Ebert Backtracks and Says He Was "Too Quick to Tweet"
ROGER EBERT has offered a semi-apology for tweeting "Friends don't let Jackasses drink and drive," after RYAN DUNN'S fatal accident. He now says he TWEETED TOO SOON.
--Here are his exact words . . . quote, "To begin with, I offer my sympathy to Ryan Dunn's family and friends, and to those of Zachary Hartwell, who also died in the crash. I mean that sincerely. It is tragic to lose a loved one."
--"I also regret that my tweet about the event was considered cruel. It was not intended as cruel. It was intended as true. I have no way of knowing if Ryan Dunn was drunk at the time of his death.
--"I don't know what happened in this case, and I was probably too quick to tweet. That was unseemly."
--But he still defends his message . . . quote, "I do know that nobody has any business driving on a public highway at 110 mph, as some estimated . . .
--"Or fast enough, anyway, to leave a highway and fly through 40 yards of trees before crashing.
AMC Theaters Are Doing a Four-Night "Harry Potter" Marathon Leading Up to the Release of the Final Film
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"hits theaters on Friday, July 15th. But AMC Theatres nationwide are giving fans a chance to seriously geek out in the days before the release.
--35 AMC theaters around the country are doing a FOUR-NIGHT "HARRY POTTER" MARATHON . . . with two movies back-to-back, in order, each night kicking off on Monday, July 11th.
--Tickets for the whole shebang cost $45 . . . which is less than you'd pay to see eight movies individually.
--The theater participating here in Indianapolis is Castleton Square 14.
Is Ryan Seacrest a Finalist to Replace Regis Philbin on "Live with Regis and Kelly"?
REGIS PHILBIN is leaving "Live with Regis and Kelly" in November . . . and according to the "Wall Street Journal", the list of potential replacements has been narrowed to THREE names. Here they are:
--KELLY RIPA'S husband MARK CONSUELOS
--And ANDY COHEN, who hosts Bravo's "Watch What Happens: Live"
--ABC wouldn't confirm the report. A spokesperson said, quote, "It's ridiculous at this point to be speculating about who will replace him."
--Other unofficial reports insist that while these names may be high on ABC's list . . . other candidates are still being considered.
"Jackass" Star Ryan Dunn Was Killed in a Car Crash Yesterday
"Jackass"star RYAN DUNN was killed yesterday when he crashed his Porsche 911 GT3 in Chester County, Pennsylvania . . . which is outside Philadelphia. He was 34.
--The crash occurred a little before 3:00 A.M. yesterday morning. And it was bad.
--Here's how bad: The car crashed through a guardrail and into the woods, then caught fire.
--It was smashed into pieces and completely burned, to the point where the only way police were able to identify it was from a door that was thrown off and not incinerated.
--Oh, and there was a passenger whose body hasn't even been identified yet because it was in such horrid condition. Ryan was only identified by his tattoos and his hair.
Bam Margera and Roger Ebert Go At It Over Ryan Dunn's Death
Not long after news of RYAN DUNN'S death broke, film critic ROGER EBERT ruffled some feathers by Tweeting, quote, "Friends don't let Jackasses drink and drive."
--Blogger Perez Hilton tried to call Ebert out on his insensitivity, but most of the people who commented on the story agreed with Ebert.
--So then, he Tweeted, quote, "Perez Hilton's readers agree with me and not with Perez about my tweet on Ryan Dunn. He drank, he drove, 2 people died. http://bit.ly/k6Uh9Y."
--That's when Ryan's "Jackass" co-star, BAM MARGERA, chimed in.
--Bam hadn't spoken out about Ryan's death up to that point, because he was traveling. But his mother said he'd heard the news and was, quote, "devastated."
--But once he had a chance to Tweet, he unloaded on Ebert. He said, quote, "I just lost my best friend, I have been crying hysterical for a full day and piece of [crap] roger ebert has the gall to put in his 2 cents . . .
--"[Eff] you! Millions of people are crying right now, shut your fat [effing] mouth."
51-Year-Old Doug Hutchison from "The Green Mile" Has Married a 16-Year-Old Girl
51-year-old actor DOUG HUTCHISON got married back on May 20th. To a 16-YEAR-OLD GIRL. That's a 35-year age difference. (!!!)
--I doubt you'd recognize Doug by name, but you've seen his face. He's one of those character actors who's in a bunch of movies and TV shows.
--He's probably most famous for playing the A-hole prison guard Percy Wetmore in "The Green Mile". More recently, he was Horace Goodspeed on "Lost" and Davros on "24".
--Doug's new bride is an aspiring singer by the name of Courtney Alexis Stodden. They got married in Las Vegas, where the age of consent is 18. But it's all completely legal because Courtney's parents signed off on it.
--Courtney's mom says, quote, "They are very much in love and we are so supportive of this."
--And her dad says, quote, "Every father can only pray to have such a man behind their daughter. Courtney is one of the most level headed girls out there and I’m not just saying that because she’s my daughter. Doug is the nicest man I’ve ever met in my life."
--Courtney's mom also added that Courtney is a "good Christian girl" and was a virgin when she married Doug. She also has, quote, "real breasts, real lips, she's not plastic."
Tuesday TV Reminders
--"America's Got Talent" [Auditions] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on NBC.
--"Wipeout: Sneak Peek" [4th Season Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on ABC.
--"The Voice" [Semi-Finals] . . . 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on NBC. (--The eight remaining singers compete. The results, and the final four singers, will be revealed tomorrow.)
J.K. Rowling Is Doing Something New on the "Harry Potter" Front . . . But It's Not a New Book
J.K. ROWLING is doing something new and "Harry Potter"-related, but we don't know what it is. We've heard that it's NOT a new book, though.
--All we know so far is that there's a website called PotterMore.com. It's got a picture of two owls on it, plus the words "Coming soon" followed by Rowling's signature.
--If you click on the owls, it takes you to a YouTube site where there's a countdown to Rowling's announcement . . . whatever it's going to be. According to the clock, the announcement will be made this Thursday.
--It also says, quote, "The owls are gathering . . . find out why soon."
Hugh Hefner Has Moved the Shannon Twins Back Into the Playboy Mansion
--HUGH HEFNER wasted no time replacing his runaway bride. Hef has moved the 21-year-old SHANNON TWINS . . . KARISSA and KRISTINA . . . back into the Playboy Mansion.
--And they were actually back in BEFORE Saturday . . . the day Hugh was supposed to marry CRYSTAL HARRIS.
--Karissa and Kristina first moved into the Mansion back in 2008 . . . but they moved out about a year and a half ago, after Crystal became his #1 girl.
A Brief "Daytime Emmys" Rundown
The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards went down last night on CBS.
--"The Bold & the Beautiful" won the Best Drama Series award for the third-straight year. Although that dominance is getting less and less impressive with each passing year, as soap operas continue to drop like flies.
--"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" won Best Entertainment Talk Show for the second year in a row, and REGIS PHILBIN and KELLY RIPA shared the Best Talk Show Host award with MEHMET OZ. And that wasn't the only TIE.
--"Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune" tied for Best Game Show . . . beating "Cash Cab" which had won three straight years. That was convenient, because hosts ALEX TREBEK and PAT SAJAK also received lifetime achievement awards.
--But "Cash Cab" host BEN BAILEY took home his second straight Emmy for Best Game Show Host.
--Oprah was also honored last night despite the fact that she wasn’t there.
Lance Bass Has Created a Singing Competition Show to Find America's Next Boy Band
--LANCE BASS is developing a show for VH1 where he pledges to find the next BOY BAND. It's unclear if it'll have the same tired formula as all the other singing competition shows . . . with judges and weekly eliminations . . . but it sounds like it will.
--Lance says, quote, "It's a really great music show, starring [singers from] all your favorite boy bands . . . I got a member from BACKSTREET BOYS, A.J. MCLEAN, a member from 'N SYNC, JOEY FATONE . . .
--"A member from NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK, JOE MCINTYRE, and a member from NEW EDITION, BOBBY BROWN." Technically, he doesn't "have" Bobby yet, but Lance is optimistic. He says, quote, "I think Bobby will do it. I think he'd love it."
"Green Lantern" Came In #1 . . . But Fell Short of Financial Expectations
"Green Lantern" is the new #1 movie in the country after earning $52.7 million this weekend. That's a strong opening but is still lower than any other superhero movie this year . . . which also saw a $55 million debut from "X-Men: First Class" and a $65 million opening weekend for "Thor".
--That's also less than what the studio was hoping for. Especially since "Green Lantern" cost about $200 million to make. Here are this week's Top 5 movies . . .
1.) (NEW) "Green Lantern", $52.7 million.
2.) "Super 8", $21.3 million. Up to $72.8 million in its 2nd week.
3.) (NEW) "Mr. Popper's Penguins", $18.2 million.
4.) "X-Men: First Class", $11.5 million.Up to $120 million in its 3rd week.
5.) "The Hangover Part 2", $9.6 million. Up to $233 million in its 4th week.
Hugh Hefner Has Put a "Runaway Bride" Sticker on Crystal Harris' "Playboy" Cover
HUGH HEFNER is getting a measure of revenge against CRYSTAL HARRIS for dumping him less than a week before their wedding.
--She's still on the cover of the July "Playboy" . . . but the issue will now come with a sticker that reads, "Runaway bride in this issue!"
Paris Hilton and Cy Waits Are "Reevaluating" Their Relationship
PARIS HILTON and her boyfriend Cy Waits have hit a rough patch . . . and it appears to have to do mainly with him not being able to handle her fame.
--They're still together, but they're "reevaluating" the relationship.
--A source says, quote, "Paris loves and respects Cy very much. He has been through a lot with her. (--Like her cocaine arrest in Vegas last summer.)
--"But sometimes it's hard on the relationship because he's not used to this lifestyle, the media and being on a show."
--Cy is having a particularly hard time being part of Paris' Oxygen series "The World According to Paris". He had no idea the cameras would be so invasive.
--Adding to his frustration is the fact that he's got a young daughter. The source says, quote, "He's very protective about keeping her out of the media and wanting her to lead a normal life."
--But Cy tells the "New York Post" everything is fine . . . quote, "We're great. I love her more than ever."
Oh No! "Friday" Has Been Pulled from YouTube
It's Friday . . . but my enthusiasm for the weekend just took a serious hit.
--Yesterday, REBECCA BLACK yanked her tragically brilliant "Friday" video from YouTube. Apparently, there's some bad blood between Rebecca's people and Ark Music Factory, the company that created the video and wrote the song.
--There aren't any other details, but it sounds like they're battling over who has the rights to control and make money off of "Friday". Although from what we've heard, the rights are Rebecca's.
--Ark Music Factory's YouTube account was hosting the video . . . and before it was taken down, 167,370,534 watched that official version of it. Fun, fun, fun fun!
"Green Lantern" Hits Theaters Today . . . And There's a Teaser for the Sequel After the End Credits
Ryan Reynolds gets a ring from a dying alien that gives him the power to create anything he can imagine. Blake Lively plays his girlfriend. The movie's based on the classic "Green Lantern" comic books, which tell the story of Hal Jordan, the first human to become a member of an intergalactic peacekeeping force called the Green Lantern Corps.
--The Corps consists entirely of CGI aliens, with Mark Strong, Geoffrey Rush, and Michael Clarke Duncanas some of the main voices. Peter Sarsgaard plays the bad guy, Angela Bassett is a government agent, and Tim Robbins plays a Senator.
Crystal Harris Says She and Hugh Hefner Are Both Relieved They're Not Getting Married
Make no mistake about it: HUGH HEFNER GOT DUMPED. But his ex-fiancée CRYSTAL HARRIS is trying to make it sound like a mutual decision.
--Yesterday on RYAN SEACREST'S radio show, she said, quote, "I called it off because I didn't think it was the right thing for me to do. It was mutual between Hef and I, there was no fight, we sat down and we talked about it."
--Even though the decision seemed sudden, Crystal said it was a long time coming . . . quote, "For a while I've been having second thoughts about everything. I haven't been really at peace with myself lately.
--"I didn't think it was fair to him . . . They were gonna air a show on it. It was all happening too fast for me.
(--Lifetime had been following Hugh and Crystal around for a show called "Marrying Hef". It was going to air on July 13th. Lifetime announced yesterday they're, quote, "not moving forward with the special.")
Two Men Who Planned to Rob and Kill Joss Stone Were Arrested Near Her House with Rope, a Body Bag and Swords
Two men who were allegedly planning to rob and kill British singer JOSS STONE were arrested near her house with rope, a body bag and . . . SWORDS. (???)
--There were also reports that they had blueprints and aerial views of Joss's house. (--But one cop said some of the reports about what the men had aren't completely accurate. And really, where are these guys gonna get blueprints of the house?)
--The men . . . who are 30 and 33 years old . . . drove 200 miles from Manchester to rural east Devon, where Joss lives in an isolated estate. She's worth an estimated $14 million.
--The plan was thwarted by neighbors who called police after seeing the two men "acting suspiciously" and driving slowly around the area.
--They were arrested and booked on suspicion of conspiracy to rob and murder.
Reese Witherspoon Owns Two Annoying Donkeys
Here's something you may not have known: REESE WITHERSPOON owns two miniature donkeys, named Honky and Tonky. (???) Here's something else you may not have known: They're annoying the crap out of her neighbors.
--The donkeys make a lot of noise. A source says, quote, "It's so bad that a few residents have sent her a letter."
--Nobody wants Reese to move. She's apparently very well-liked in the neighborhood. They just want her to shut her asses up.
Lady Gaga's "Edge of Glory" Video Will Debut on "So You Think You Can Dance"
LADY GAGA'S"Edge of Glory" video will premiere on TONIGHT'S episode of "So You Think You Can Dance". According to Gaga's website, you won't actually see the whole video . . . it's just going to be an "extended preview."
--If you want to see the full video, you'll have to hit up Lady Gaga's VEVO channel. Presumably, the video will be up later tonight, after"So You Think You Can Dance".
--Gaga will also serve as a celebrity judge on the show sometime later this season.
Thursday TV Reminders
--"So You Think You Can Dance" [Results Show] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Fox. (--Jessie J performs "Who You Are".)
J-Lo Is Still "On the Fence" About Returning to "American Idol"
STEVEN TYLER and RANDY JACKSON have deals in place to return to "American Idol"next season . . . but JENNIFER LOPEZdoesn't. Last fall, she signed a one-year contract . . . reportedly worth $12 million.
--The show wants her back, so the ball is in J-Lo's court . . . but she hasn't made up her mind yet.
--J-Lo told the BBC, quote, "I don't know. I haven't been forced to make a decision and I'm glad about that because honestly I'm very on the fence about it.
--"I had an amazing time doing it and I loved it . . . but I have a lot of other things happening, and it's going to come down to me making a choice of what I want to do for the next year . . . I'm just really enjoying the time of just waiting and seeing."
Hugh Hefner isn't Getting Married After All . . . Because His Fiancee Has Called Off Their Wedding
HUGH HEFNER has been DUMPED. He was supposed to marry 25-year-old CRYSTAL HARRIS on Saturday . . . but yesterday, she called off the wedding.
--Hugh . . . who's 85 . . . Tweeted, quote, "The wedding is off. Crystal has had a change of heart."
--TMZ is reporting that Crystal decided to move out and cancel the wedding after she and Hugh had a nasty argument over the weekend. There's no word what it was about.
--Hugh and Crystal had been dating since January of 2009, and got engaged this past Christmas.
--Rumors have already surfaced that Cryswtal's been two-timing him with DR. PHIL'S son, JORDAN MCGRAW.
--There was actually a rumor about Crystal and Jordan back in March. But since Crystal is an aspiring singer, and Jordan is a record producer, their relationship was explained away as BUSINESS.
--Now that Jordan's name has popped back up, Crystal's rep is denying it yet again
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries Are Registered for $172,000 Worth of Wedding Gifts
Does it bother you when rich people open up gift registries and ask for really expensive stuff? If so, you might want to sit down for this:
--KIM KARDASHIAN and KRIS HUMPHRIES have set up a wedding gift registry at a ritzy joint called Gearys of Beverly Hills. And they're asking for about $172,000 worth of stuff.
--Among other things, Kim and Kris want . . .
--An extra-large Baccarat crystal vase, $7,850
--A black Lalique tourbillon vase, $6,500
--A black Lalique desk clock, $1,115
--18 Hermes Balcon du Guadalquivir black cereal bowls, at $155 EACH
--18 Hermes Balcon du Guadalquivir platinum presentation plates, at $670 EACH
--24 Hermes American dinner plates, at $225 EACH
--Six Buccellati butter servers, at $520 EACH
--Five sets of four L'Objet gold napkin rings with crystal, at $150 EACH
--A Christopfle 1925 coffee pot, $1,650
--A Baccarat Harmonie pitcher, $925
Justin Timberlake Admits He's a Pothead
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE smokes weed. And he doesn't care who knows it.
--In a new "Playboy" interview, Justin was asked if he partakes. He said, quote, "Absolutely. The only thing pot does for me is it gets me to stop thinking. Sometimes I have a brain that needs to be turned off. Some people are just better high."
Natalie Portman Has Given Birth
NATALIE PORTMAN gave birth to a baby boy yesterday. There's no word yet on the kid's name.
--The boy's father is Benjamin Millepied . . . a choreographer from the movie "Black Swan". Natalie announced her pregnancy and their engagement in December.
--When accepting her Golden Globe for the film, Natalie "introduced" him by saying, quote, "Benjamin choreographed the film and you also might remember him in the movie as the guy who, when they asked, 'Would you sleep with that girl?' he's like, 'Pssh, no.'
--"He's the best actor! It's not true, he totally wants to sleep with me!"
Charlie Sheen Is "Deep" in Negotiations for a New Sitcom
"Two and a Half Men" is moving on without CHARLIE SHEEN . . . and now it seems that Charlie is moving on from "Two and a Half Men".
--So-called "sources connected to Charlie" tell TMZ that his people are in "deep negotiations" to land a new sitcom for Charlie. Here's all we know for now:
--It's, quote, "being written specifically around Charlie" . . . it'll air on a broadcast network . . . it could premiere as early as January.
Denise Richards Is Disappointed Charlie Sheen Won't Be on "Two and a Half Men" Anymore . . . But She Thinks Ashton Kutcher Will Be Great
CHARLIE SHEEN'S ex-wife DENISE RICHARDS is apparently a "Two and a Half Men" fan. She says she's disappointed Charlie won't be back on the show, but she thinks ASHTON KUTCHER was a good choice to replace him.
Lindsay Lohan Threw a Party on Her Roof Sunday
LINDSAY LOHAN can't leave her house. But she CAN have visitors. And on Sunday, she did.
--She had about 10 friends over for a rooftop barbecue . . . which was capped off by a viewing of the season premiere of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians".
--Lindsay has been under house arrest for about three weeks now. Her confinement is expected to last another two and a half weeks.
Former "CSI" Star Gary Dourdan Was Arrested for Possession of Ecstasy
Former "CSI" star GARY DOURDAN was arrested yesterday for possession of ecstasy.
--Dourdan plowed into a couple parked cars yesterday morning at about 3:30 A.M. Police discovered him walking away from the scene, and found, quote, "a few pills" on him.
--He was booked at about 7:30 A.M., and released on $10,000 bail at noon.
(--Dourdan was also busted for possession of heroin, cocaine and ecstasy back in 2008, not long after negotiations on his "CSI" contract fell through. His character, Warrick Brown, was killed off that year.)
Lady Gaga is the Best-Paid Celebrity Under 30
Forbes.com has put together a list of the Best-Paid Celebrities Under 30. And the top dog this year is LADY GAGA. She earned $90 MILLION over the past year . . . and she's only 25.
--She was followed by JUSTIN BIEBER and LEBRON JAMES.
--Here's the list . . . which includes everyone's ages and what they've made over the past year . . .
#1.) Lady Gaga, 25, $90 million
#2.) Justin Bieber, 17, $53 million
#3.) LeBron James, 26, $48 million
#4.) Roger Federer, 29, $47 million
#5.) Taylor Swift, 21, $45 million
#6.) Katy Perry, 26, $44 million
#7.) Soccer stud Cristiano Ronaldo, 26, $38 million
#8.) Beyoncé, 29, $35 million
#9.) Another soccer player, Lionel Messi, 23, $32 million
Tracy Morgan Has Apologized for Launching Into a Homophobic Rant During a Stand-Up Gig Earlier This Month
TRACY MORGAN apologized over the weekend for launching into a homophobic rant during a stand-up gig in Nashville, Tennessee.
--The incident happened on June 3rd but it started getting attention after a gay audience member by the name of Kevin Rogers blogged about it on his Facebook page.
--According to Kevin, Tracy said if his son was gay he would “pull out a knife and stab him.”
--He says Tracy went off on how gay people need to “quit whining” about bullying.
--Tracy also said that being gay is a CHOICE because God doesn't make mistakes. In other words, God wouldn't MAKE someone gay.
--Some people booed and walked out, but we don't know how many.
--Once this thing blew up, everybody from GLAAD on down was calling for Tracy's head on a stick. He quickly issued an apology. Here it is . . .
--"I want to apologize to my fans and the gay and lesbian community for my choice of words at my recent stand-up act in Nashville. I'm not a hateful person and don't condone any kind of violence against others.
--"Even in a comedy club this clearly went too far and was not funny in any context."
--For many advocacy groups, the apology isn't enough. GLAAD, for example, now wants Tracy to meet with, quote, "family members who have lost children to anti-gay violence in order to help him understand exactly why his rant touched so deep a nerve."
Selena Gomez Has Been Hospitalized Twice Since Thursday . . . Supposedly Due to Blood Pressure Issues
SELENA GOMEZ has been hospitalized twice since Thursday . . . and TMZ says she has blood pressure issues.
--Selena was rushed to the hospital Thursday following a taping of "The Tonight Show", because she was suffering from nausea and a severe headache.
--Her reps said Friday that she was "on the mend" . . . but boyfriend JUSTIN BIEBER was worried enough that he skipped the Stanley Cup Finals in Vancouver to be with her. He had reserved a block of seats for Friday's game.
--TMZ says Selena was back at the hospital on Saturday . . . and that she's undergone a number of tests for, quote, "blood pressure issues." At this point, nobody knows what the problem is.
--The obvious rumor going around is that Selena is PREGNANT. As far as we know, that's NOT TRUE.
Is Mary-Kate Olsen Hooking Up with Kanye West?
This could be the most random hookup ever: E! Online says MARY-KATE OLSEN might be fornicating with KANYE WEST. They were supposedly seen making out at a New York City club last week. (--Mary-Kate and her sister Ashley turn 25 today, by the way. Kanye is 34.)
"Super 8" Is the New #1 Movie in America
"Super 8" earned $38 million since it opened on Thursday, making it this week's #1 movie at the box office.
--Some people expected it to be a bigger and are blaming its lack of a blockbuster opening on lack of details about the characters or plot before the movie opened. But the studio doesn't act too concerned. Paramount expects "Super 8" to maintain a solid performance in theaters over the long haul.
--Here are this week's Top 5 movies . . .
1.) (NEW) "Super 8", $37 million. Up to $38 million since Thursday.
2.) "X-Men: First Class", $25 million.Up to $98.9 million in its 2nd week.
3.) "The Hangover Part 2", $18.5 million. Up to $217 million in its 3rd week.
4.) "Kung Fu Panda 2", $16.6 million. Up to $127 million in its 3rd week.
5.) "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides", $10.8 million. Up to $209 million in its 4th week.
According to "The Star", there's a LEANN RIMES sex tape floating around that was filmed over two years ago . . . when she was still married to Dean Sheremet.
--The tape was supposedly stolen from a "moving truck" . . . and there's no word who has possession of it.
--As far as the naughty content, seems like Dean was mostly manning the camera and LeAnn was the star. She's wearing a thong and, quote, "bending over in front of the mirror". She's also, quote, "doing other things". (--I'll let your imagination run with that.)
--Dean Sheremet isn't denying the tape exists. He told the "Star", quote, "Things like this happen. We were married for eight years, we did a lot of [stuff]!" Naturally, LeAnn is issuing a public denial while privately scrambling to keep it under wraps.
--A spokesperson said, quote, "LeAnn has absolutely never filmed a video having sex." But according to all the reports, she's doing everything she can to stop the release.
Kim Kardashian Has Officially Threatened to Sue Bret Lockett
KIM KARDASHIAN has officially threatened to sue New England Patriots safety BRET LOCKETT if he doesn't stop saying he had sex with Kim and retract his previous statements.
--Kim's attorney sent a letter to Bret's rep saying, quote, "To put it very plainly and clearly, and as Mr. Lockett knows, there is not now, and never has been such a relationship.
--"Ms. Kardashian does not know and has never even met Mr. Lockett."
Sheryl Crow's Dad is the One Who Texted Her About Her "CMT Music Awards" Underwear Flash
--If you missed the CMT Music Awards, you missed a chance to see Sheryl Crow’s underwear.
--It happened during her duet with KID ROCK on the song "Collide". Sheryl even joked about it later in the show when she and SARA EVANS came out to present an award.
--But if that wasn't embarrassing enough . . . the person who told Sheryl about it was her dad. It came out yesterday when Sara did a radio interview.
--Sara said, quote, "Before we went on, [Sheryl] said, 'Oh, my gosh. My dad texted me right after my performance and said that he could see my underwear, so I'm just going to get it out there.'
"Super 8" Hits Theaters Today . . . And Be Sure to Stay for the End Credits
It's set in 1979, when a group of kids making a movie on 'Super 8' millimeter film accidentally capture footage of a military train crash. And when they watch it . . . they notice something alien escaping from the wreckage.
--It's the long-awaited sci-fi collaboration between Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams . . . the guy behind "Lost" and the "Star Trek" reboot. Abrams directed it, Spielberg produced it, and it's already been compared to Spielberg's classic movies "E.T." and"The Goonies".
--Elle Fanning is one of the kids, and Kyle Chandler from "Friday Night Lights" is the town sheriff and the father of one of the boys.
--You'll also want to stick around for the end credits, which is when they reveal the full version of the super 8 movie the kids were making before all the chaos started.
An NFL Player Claims He's Been Hooking Up With Kim Kardashian . . . and Kim is Threatening to Sue Him
New England Patriots safety BRET LOCKETT told "In Touch Weekly" that he's been hooking up with KIM KARDASHIAN for the past five months.
--Obviously, that affects Kim's engagement to KRIS HUMPHRIES in a most inconvenient way.
--Kim denies it, of course . . . and says she doesn't even know who Lockett is.
--Her legal team has already sent a letter to "In Touch", telling them to retract their story or face legal action. And Kim is threatening to sue Lockett, too.
--Kim posted a statement on her blog saying, quote, "I knew when I got engaged that rumors and false stories were going to start, but this is RIDICULOUS!!!!
--"This guy should be ashamed of himself.”
Chuck Norris and Jennifer Love Hewitt are the Worst Actor and Actress of the Past 26 Years
CHUCK NORRIS and JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT are the worst actor and actress of the past 26 years.
--Have you ever heard of the website RottenTomatoes.com? Here's what they do in a nutshell: They take every review they can find of a particular movie . . . hundreds in some cases . . . and decide whether each one is a positive or negative review.
--Then they give the film a Tomatometer rating . . . which is just its percentage of good reviews.
--The website Slate.com decided to poke around using Rotten Tomatoes' data, and compile some information on movies, actors and directors since 1985 . . . meaning, over the past 26 years.
-And they determined that Chuck Norris is indeed the WORST ACTOR of that time period. In total, his films since 1985 have an average score of only 18.4. (--His films during that period include "Delta Force", "Top Dog" and "Sidekicks".)
--Jennifer Love Hewitt has an average rating of 18.9. (--Her movies include the two "Garfield" and "I Know What You Did Last Summer" flicks.)
Is "Desperate Housewives" Coming to an End?
"Desperate Housewives" will kick off its EIGHTH season this fall, and it might be the FINAL season . . . even though the cast is signed for a ninth season. Apparently, the ratings for the eighth season will be monitored closely, and the future is up in the air.
--FELICITY HUFFMAN'S husband WILLIAM H. MACY let the cat out of the bag . . . assuming this is worthy of being a bagged cat . . . when he told reporters at some TV event that Felicity, quote, "has one more year of 'Desperate Housewives'."
--That left Felicity to do some damage control, but she basically conceded that the show's future is dependent on the ratings this season.
--She said, quote, "No, that's not been decided yet, but I love that Bill is spreading rumors. No, we're signed up for two more years. It depends on the ratings whether we'll actually go two more years or not, but we're keeping our fingers crossed.
--"I'd like to go two more years. I love the work, I love working from home . . . it's the job of a lifetime, so I hope it goes two more years, but maybe it's just one more year. It depends on how we do."
--No one else from "Desperate Housewives" has commented.
Michelle Obama Will Guest Star on "iCarly"
First Lady MICHELLE OBAMA will guest-star on an upcoming episode of Nickelodeon's "iCarly". There's no airdate yet, but it's expected to air in January.
--The episode was specifically written for Michelle, and she's doing it to promote the Joining Forces initiative, which raises awareness and support for military families.
Dakota Fanning Graduated from High School Monday . . . Check Out a Picture of Her in Her Cap and Gown
DAKOTA FANNING graduated from Campbell Hall Episcopal High School in Hollywood on Monday.
--The ceremony was held at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in L.A.
--Dakota was a cheerleader and homecoming queen. She's 17 years old.
The Super Hero Super Star That’s Losing His Hair
--29-year-old CHRIS EVANS is worried that his condition will make it tougher to play Captain America.
"I have no problem saying this, but I'm losing my hair."
--He says, quote, "The fear is this [role] can span 10 years so I can be doing this character until I'm 40.
--"I'm supposed to be like this superior human. He can't be balding. How horrible would it be if this superior man has male pattern baldness?"
Barry Manilow's Next Album Was Inspired By . . . Britney Spears' 2007 Head-Shaving Meltdown?
BARRY MANILOW'S upcoming album "15 Minutes" is a concept album that was inspired by . . . BRITNEY SPEARS, and her 2007 head-shaving meltdown. (???)
--Barry explains, quote, "The thing we started to think about was when Britney Spears was being hounded by the paparazzi. They were driving her crazy.
--"She couldn't have a life without them pulling up next to her car and following her and driving her crazy to the point where, that was around the time she shaved off her hair. I think they actually helped to drive her crazy.
--"We all looked at it in horror . . . and I said, 'Is this what happens these days?' So it seemed like a thing to be writing an album about."
--"15 Minutes" comes out next Tuesday.
The Cast of the Fifth Season of "Celebrity Rehab" Has Some Big Names
VH1's "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" has always put more of an emphasis on "celebrity" than "rehab" . . . and that ratio should reach a new level on the fifth season, which starts June 26th.
--That's because the cast was announced yesterday . . . and it's arguably the most famous group overall that's ever been featured on the show. Here's the list:
--Lindsay Lohan's fame-whore dad Michael Lohan.
--'80s actress Sean Young . . . who starred in "Blade Runner" and "No Way Out".
--Actress Bai Ling . . . who starred in "The Crow" and "Anna and the King".
--Amy Fisher . . . the "Long Island Lolita" who shot her lover Joey Buttafuoco's wife.
--Former "Baywatch" star Jeremy Jackson . . . he played Hobie, the son of David
--Former Major League Baseball pitcher Dwight Gooden . . . he spent most of his career with the New York Mets.
--Jessica "Sugar" Kiper . . . she came in third place on "Survivor: Gabon", which aired three years ago. She returned for the"Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains" season, but was the first to be eliminated.
--Original Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler. He's a returning star. Steven was on the second season of "Celebrity Rehab", and the first season of its spin-off, "Sober House".
Alex Rodriguez and Cameron Diaz Keep Being Spotted Together
ALEX RODRIGUEZ and CAMERON DIAZ supposedly broke up last week. But it's starting to look like those anonymous sources steered us wrong again. Because they've been hanging around pretty regularly over the past few days.
--Thursday night, they were at a Los Angeles bar called Goal watching the NBA Finals together. Then Sunday night after the "MTV Movie Awards" they hit an after-party . . . and witnesses say they left holding hands.
--Yesterday they were photographed in Miami Beach together.
Gerard Butler and Jessica Biel Took a Motorcycle Ride Last Week . . . But They Both Say They're "Just Friends"
Photographs emerged yesterday of newly-single JESSICA BIEL on the back of a Harley being driven by GERARD BUTLER.
--These two became friendly earlier this year while filming a movie called "Playing the Field" in Louisiana. But officially, they're not playing the field with each other. Both of their reps say they're, quote, "just friends."
Sean Kingston Is Breathing On His Own, and Walked for the First Time Yesterday
"Beautiful Girls"singer SEAN KINGSTON has been upgraded from critical to serious condition . . . and he's now breathing without the help of machinery.
--Yesterday, he took his first steps since he slammed his jet ski into a bridge in Miami Beach the day before Memorial Day.
--His rep says, quote, "Sean thanks his friends, family and fans for their outpouring of prayers and well wishes."
--Sean suffered a broken jaw and wrist, and sucked a good deal of water into his lungs. A female passenger suffered only minor injuries. He's still looking at a good five weeks of recovery. (--Sean is 21.)
It's Official: Katie Couric Will Do a Daytime Talk Show on ABC
--Katie has confirmed that she's developing a syndicated daytime talk show for ABC. She'll also contribute to ABC News . . . although it's too early to say what her duties will be, and how frequently she'll be popping up on TV.
--There also aren't many details on the talk show.
--We know it'll be an hour-long . . . and it'll air sometime in the afternoon. Some reports say it will air at 3:00P.M. which is the slot General Hospital has held for many years. ABC has said it’s possible that GH’s fate may be affected by Katie’s new show but they haven’t said it will be cancelled.
--By the way, Matt Lauer will NOT be involved . . . but there IS talk that Katie is interested in having a "sidekick" on the show. No potential candidates have been mentioned yet.
--The show, which is still untitled, is expected to premiere in September of 2012.
It was all about “Twilight” at the MTV Movie Awards . . . And Reese Witherspoon Takes a Dig at Reality Stars
-- REESE WITHERSPOON made a point during her acceptance speech for the MTV Generation Award, to tell the younger generation how she feels about reality tv saying quote, "I just want to say to all the girls out there, I know it's cool to be bad. I get it.
--"But it's also possible to make it in Hollywood without a reality show. When I came up in this business, if you made a sex tape you were embarrassed and you hid it under your bed.
--"And like, if you took naked pictures of yourself on your cell phone you hide your face, people."
--While introducing Reese for that award, ROBERT PATTINSON also produced one of the night's more memorable moments when he dropped an F-bomb live on the air.
--Robert mentioned how he played Reese's SON in his first movie, "Vanity Fair" . . . then later graduated to playing her lover in their latest film, "Water for Elephants".
--He said how he, quote, "[effed]" her in that movie, then added that he learned, quote, "As you get older, it's not always a bad thing to have sexual chemistry with your mother."
--But when Reese took the stage, she SCHOOLED Pattinson . . . saying, quote, "By the way Rob, the punch line to your joke was I played your mother. We had a sex scene. So really you're the best mother(effer) in Hollywood."
Best Movie: "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"
Best Female Performance: Kristen Stewart, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"
Best Male Performance: Robert Pattinson, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"
Best Comedic Performance: Emma Stone, "Easy A"
Best Line From A Movie: Alexys Nycole Sanchez, "Grown Ups". . . "I want to get chocolate wasted."
Best Kiss: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"
Best Jaw-Dropping Moment: Justin Bieber, "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Performance Spectacular"
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries Are Negotiating a Prenup…Oh, And She Might Be Pregnant!
With KIM KARDASHIAN and KRIS HUMPHRIES supposedly getting married this summer, there's an issue of finances to consider. TMZ says they're in the process of negotiating a prenup.
--Kim is worth an estimated $35 million, while Kris makes $3.2 million a year playing for the New Jersey Nets, and is worth about $8 million.
--And according to OK! magazine, Kim has more than just a wedding to start planning for--they say she is PREGNANT! "Kim always thought she'd have at least one or two kids by now, so she's absolutely in a hurry," an insider tells OK! magazine in their issue out on Thursday
Did A-Rod Break Up With Cameron Diaz?
It might be over between ALEX RODRIGUEZ and CAMERON DIAZ. A source tells "People" magazine, quote, "They broke up a few days ago. He ended it. However, they have broken up and gotten back together before, so not sure it's forever."
--No word yet from either of their camps.
Richie Sambora Is Out of Rehab and Ready to Rejoin Bon Jovi's Tour
Guitarist RICHIE SAMBORA is out of rehab . . . and he told TMZ that he's ready to rejoin BON JOVI'S tour, which is about to begin a string of dates in Europe.
--The European tour begins Wednesday in Croatia, and Richie is planning on being there. Unfortunately, he missed the end of the North American leg of the tour . . . after going to rehab a little over a month ago.
--We never heard anything OFFICIAL about Richie's reason for going to rehab. Anonymous sources said he went "for exhaustion and to regain his sobriety" after "falling off the wagon."
--With Richie's history, that sounds about right . . . but we don't know for sure.
Justin Timberlake Says Jessica Biel is "The Most Significant Person" In His Life
Even though they're no longer together, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE still has mad love for JESSICA BIEL.
--In the new issue of "Vanity Fair", he says, quote,"She is the single-handedly most significant person in my life.
--"In my 30 years, she is the most special person, okay? . . . I don't want to say much more, because I have to protect things that are dear to me . . . for instance,her."
--Justin doesn't say why he and Jessica broke up, but maybe this is a hint . . . quote, "I think the mistake is that people commit to who that person is right then andnot the person they are going to become.
--"That's the art of staying together, is changing together. When you say it like that, it seems damn near impossible,right?"
--JUSTIN isrumored to be hooking up with ASHLEY OLSEN now.
--A so-called"source" tells "Us Weekly", quote, "They are hooking up. They're really trying to keep it on the down-low."
--Of course Justin's rep is denying it . . . quote, "They are friends. They are not romantically involved."
--In recent months, Justin has also been linked with his "Friends with Benefits" co-star MILA KUNIS and OLIVIA WILDE . . . whom he's known since they appeared together in the 2006 film "Alpha Dog"
Sean Kingston Should Make a Full Recovery in Six Weeks
SEAN KINGSTON will be laid up for a good six weeks following his jet ski accident in Miami on Sunday. But the good news is that he's expected to make a full recovery.
--CNN says he suffered a broken jaw, a fractured wrist and water in his lungs.
--Kingston had purchased the jet ski just days before the accident. He was preparing to move into a new house in Miami.
The "National Enquirer" Says Maria Shriver Knew About Arnold Schwarzenegger's Love Childfor Five Years . . . But Her Uncle Ted Kennedy Made Her Keep Quiet
We've heard that MARIA SHRIVER didn't know about ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER'S love child until earlier this year. But the"National Enquirer" tells a different story.
--They're saying Maria knew for FIVE YEARS. But she kept quiet onthe advice of her uncle, Senator TED KENNEDY.
--Teddy supposedly thought it would be a blight on the Kennedy name if Arnold had a sex scandal while in office. And it could affect the political aspirations of the next generation of Kennedys.
There’s a Commercial for the Trailer of the New "Twilight" Movie
The new trailer for "Breaking Dawn - Part 1" will premiere Sunday night on the "MTV Movie Awards". And to hype it, MTV put together a 10-second preview of the trailer.
--In other words, there's now a TRAILER FOR THE TRAILER. It gives a VERY brief glimpse of Edward and Bella's wedding.
--Mellencamp filed for divorce from his wife Elaine in January. They were married for 20 years and have two teenage sons.
Patrick Dempsey Said the Next Season of "Grey's Anatomy" Will Be His Last, But His Rep Said It Might Not Be
PATRICK DEMPSEY appeared to drop a little bomb in an interview with the Italian "Vanity Fair" . . . when he said that he was on his way OUT of "Grey's Anatomy".
(--For all the dudes, Patrick plays Dr. Derek Shepherd . . . a.k.a. McDreamy.)
--He said the show's upcoming season is, quote, "gonna be my last. I do not know what's going to happen to the other characters, but for me it's done."
--He added that leaving after eight seasons would be, quote, "bittersweet because it's been great, and a great part of my life. But I can't see me doing it anymore."
--That seems pretty cut and dry . . . but Patrick's rep later "clarified" his comments, saying, quote, "He was referring to the fact that his contract is up at the end of next season and we have no idea what the future holds." Sure.
--Regardless, it's not even a sure thing that the SHOW will be back next year.
--A while back, ELLEN POMPEO said she isn't planning on renewing her contract beyond this coming season, and last month,"Grey's" creator Shonda Rhimes said she's approaching the next season as if it COULD be the last.
Is Lady Gaga on a Diet of Baby Food?
Does LADY GAGA survive on a diet of BABY FOOD? A so-called "source" tells "Heat" magazine, quote, "She's not eating healthily at all. She's substituting meals for jars of baby food." Apparently, this is called the, quote, "goo diet." (???)
(--Or she could keep herself in shape in a more normal way . . . by working closely with a personal trainer. That's what weheard last week.)
Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" Sold 1.11 Million Copies in Its First Week, and Came Close to Being the Best Debut in a Decade
It's official: LADY GAGA'S"Born This Way" had an EPIC debut.
--Billboard.com reports that the album sold 1.11 million copies in its first week. More specifically, it moved 1,108,000 copies.
--According to Billboard, it was the best single-week sales number since 50 CENT moved 1.14 million copies of "The Massacre" in its first week back in March of 2005.
Snooki Was Spotted Wearing a Neck Brace, But She Was Just Messing Around?
SNOOKI was spotted wearing a NECK BRACE in Italy yesterday . . . which was strange because she reportedly refused medical treatment after crashing her car into a police car over the weekend.
--But don't worry, Snooki's fine. Apparently, it was all a JOKE . . . because at one point, she yanked it off, and started laughing.
Snooki Was Taken Into Custody After Crashing Into a Cop Car in Italy
SNOOKI ran into a problem with the cops in Florence, Italy, yesterday . . . literally . . . when she got into a car accident with a police car.
--TMZ says that Snooki rammed her car into the back of the cop car, with DEENA riding shotgun. A member of the "Jersey Shore"production crew was also in the car.
--Fortunately, the accident wasn't serious, but the two officers that were in the police car went to the hospital with minor injuries like "whiplash, bruises and cuts." Snooki and Deena refused medical treatment. No one else was hurt.
--Interestingly enough, it wasn't a coincidence that there was a police car in front of them. "People" magazine says the cruiser was an ESCORT that had been provided for their safety.
--Contrary to misleading reports online, Snooki was NOT arrested or "taken into custody." She just went to the police station to fill out an accident report.
--"Sources" say, quote, "zero alcohol was involved."
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Might Get Married After All
BRAD PITT and ANGELINA JOLIE might end up getting married soon after all.
--In a new interview with "USA Weekend", Brad says, quote, "The kids ask about marriage. It's meaning more and more to them. So it's something we've got to look at."
--Brad and Angelina have previously used the excuse that they're waiting until gay marriage is legal before they make that level of commitment themselves.
--Elsewhere in the interview, Brad says that the family is pretty nomadic . . . but he adds, quote, "Angie and I do everything we can to carve out some semblance of normalcy for [the kids], to re-create the kinds of moments that were special for us.
--"It's not unusual for the kids to be covered in paint. We have mud fights. It's chaos from morning until the lights go out, and sometimes after that."
--But they also take time for themselves . . . quote, "There are no secrets at our house. We tell the kids, 'Mom and Dad are going off to kiss.' They go, 'Eww, gross!' But we demand it."
Someone Hacked PBS . . . and Posted a Story on Its Website Saying That Tupac Was Alive and Living in New Zealand
There was an article on PBS' website over the weekend, reporting that TUPAC had been discovered "alive and well" in New Zealand. But as it turns out, that's NOT the case. Obviously.
--PBS says that their site was hacked, and the phony story was planted.
--The story said, quote, "Prominent rapper Tupac has been found alive and well in a small resort in New Zealand, locals report.
--"The small town . . . unnamed due to security risks . . . allegedly housed Tupac and Biggie Smalls (another rapper) for several years.
--"One local, David File, recently passed away, leaving evidence and reports of Tupac's visit in a diary, which he requested be shipped to his family in the U.S."
The "Hangover" Sequel Made $137 Million In Its First Five Days of Release . . . And Contributed to the Best Memorial Day Weekend Box Office of All Time
"The Hangover Part 2" owned the Memorial Day weekend box office, pulling in $137 million in its first five days of release. It's the best opening ever for an R-rated movie. The weekend's other major debut, "Kung Fu Panda 2", made $68 million in that time.
--Overall, it was the best Memorial Day weekend box office of all time. Added up, Americans spent $280 million at the box office this weekend . . . beating the 2007 Friday-through-Monday record of $255 million.
--Here are this week's Top 5 movies . . .
1.) (NEW) "The Hangover Part 2", $106 million. Up to $137 million since Thursday.
2.) (NEW) "Kung Fu Panda 2", $62.2 million. Up to $68 million since Thursday.
3.) "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides", $50.4 million. Up to $164 million in its 2nd week.
4.) "Bridesmaids", $21 million. Up to $89.6 million in its 3rd week.
5.) "Thor", $12 million. Up to $162 million in its 4th week.
Lindsay Lohan is Officially Under House Arrest For the Next Month
LINDSAY LOHAN is officially under house arrest, as of yesterday morning.
--Lindsay surrendered herself to the Lynwood Correctional Facility yesterday morning at 5:00 A.M., where it was determined that she was eligible for home confinement.
--She was fitted with an ankle bracelet and sent packing in less than an hour. A Sheriff's Department spokesman says, quote, "She is now confined to the interior premises of her home at all times."
--Lindsay's bracelet does NOT test for drugs or alcohol. It just keeps tabs on her whereabouts, so they know she's not leaving her house. If she sets it off, Lindsay gets automatic jail time.
--And when they say Lindsay is confined to the "interior premises", they mean it. She literally can't go outside.
--Lindsay was sentenced to FOUR MONTHS . . . but she was given a release date of June 29th . . . which means she'll only serve ONE month.
Scotty McCreery Isn't Dating Lauren Alaina . . . But They Are "Really Close Friends" Who Shared "A Lot of Special Moments"
For whatever reason, everyone seems to want to make 17-year-old SCOTTY MCCREERY and 16-year-old LAUREN ALAINA a couple.
--Perhaps that's because they were "American Idol's" youngest Final Two ever . . . they were both country singers from the South . . . and they definitely seemed to have a little "chemistry." Lauren even showered Scotty with kisses on the finale.
--But they insist they're just friends.
--When asked if the kisses meant they were dating, Scotty said, quote, "Oh, no. We've been getting that question a lot today. It's more like the brother-sister thing. She told me before the show that she was gonna do that, kind of like a joke.
--"She's a character. But she's lovely, we're really close friends."
--In another interview, Scotty said, quote, "Every day's been a special moment with Lauren . . . we've been together a whole lot. We talk about a lot of things. We've had a lot of special moments . . . [but] there's no romance."
--As for Lauren, she said, quote, "I gave him a kiss, yes, in case anyone is worried. I love Scotty . . . he's my best friend, one of my best."
Lady Gaga Claims She Went Bankrupt Funding Her Monster Ball Tour
LADY GAGA is willing to go BANKRUPT for the experience of standing on a stage . She says she spent ALL her money funding her Monster Ball Tour.
--She tells the "Financial Times", quote, "The only big things I've purchased are my dad's heart valve and a Rolls Royce for my parents, for their anniversary . . .
--"And that was only because my dad had a Lady Gaga license plate on our old car and it was making me crazy because he was getting followed everywhere, so I bought him a new car.
--"Other than that, I put everything in the show and I actually went bankrupt after the first extension of the Monster Ball."
Sequels to "The Hangover" and "Kung Fu Panda" Hit Theaters This Week
This time Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis head to Thailand, where Ed Helms is getting married. But when they wake up after the spiked toast, Zach's head is shaved, Ed's got a Mike Tyson-style face tattoo, and they've somehow lost the bride's little brother.
--Ken Jeong shows up again, and Tyson does another cameo. He even recorded a cover of the 1984 Murray Head one-hit-wonder"One Night in Bangkok".
Gary Oldman is the new villain . . . a peacock who's figured out how to defeat kung fu, and wants to conquer all of China. The only thing standing in his way is Po, the chubby panda played by Jack Black.
--17-year-old country singer SCOTTY MCCREERY beat out 16-year-old country singer LAUREN ALAINA in the unofficial Year of the Country Singer on "American Idol".
--RYAN SEACREST said that 122.4 MILLION votes were cast, which is a record . . . and more than 750 million votes were cast throughout the season.
--After the announcement, Scotty said, quote, "It's been a year since Lauren and I tried out. We've been together since Day One and we're going to stay together. Never in my wildest dreams . . . I've got to thank the Lord first, he got me here."
--Even though she didn't win, Lauren did lose some weight. On Ryan Seacrest's radio show yesterday, Lauren said she lost 20 pounds and three dress sizes during the competition.
"The Oprah Winfrey Show" finished its incredible 25-year run yesterday, and as expected, it was a rather subdued affair . . . or at least, there wasn't an endless parade of celebrities streaming through the door.
--She just talked about knowing what makes you unique . . . and how to make a difference in your own life.
--She didn't say goodbye but rather "until we meet again" and then walked off stage to the song "25 years", a special version of "10 Years" by Paul Simon.
The Kardashian Sisters are Writing a Novel
KIM, KOURTNEY and KHLOE KARDASHIAN are writing a novel, and you'll never believe what it's about.
--Their publisher says it takes a look inside, quote, "the lives of three gorgeous celebrity sisters, their complicated relationships with Hollywood, each other, and the glamorous lives they lead in front of the cameras and behind the scenes."
--Oh, here's the best part: They're asking their FANS to come up with the title. And if they pick YOUR suggestion, you get your name mentioned in the book.
Cheryl Cole Is No Longer an "X Factor" Judge, Because Her Accent Was Too British for America?
"X Factor" has already lost a judge. TMZ says British singer CHERYL COLE is out.
--NICOLE SCHERZINGER will replace her at the judges' table.
--Nicole was originally supposed to co-host.
--So what happened to Cheryl?
--Supposedly, the producers were concerned that her accent was TOO British for Americans to understand.
--TMZ says there was also a "lack of chemistry" between Cheryl and PAULA ABDUL . . . and it was much easier to send Cheryl back across the pond than it was to separate Simon and Paula . . . again.
--No one connected with the show has confirmed or commented on this report.
The Guest for the Final Episode of "Oprah" Will Be: No One
The final episode of "Oprah" taped yesterday and will air later TODAY . . . and some details have hit the Internet. Obviously, the biggest question is: Who's her final guest? Well, the answer is: NO ONE.
--Oprah told the audience that she wanted her last show to be about her fans . . . quote, "This is my love letter to you."
--But of course, it was also about herself, too. An audience member told "Access Hollywood", quote, "It was just her the whole time, a recap of what she believed in, what we've given her as viewers and what she hopes she has given us."
--Someone else said, quote, "[Oprah] said, 'This isn't goodbye. This is until we meet again.' . . . [There was] a lot of crying and hugs, crying and hugs."
And The Dancing With The Stars Winner is…
-- After the rest of the season's contestants and a string of musical guests, it was Hines Ward who received the series' coveted mirror-ball trophy alongside partner Kym Johnson.
--"You know, starting this competition, I never thought I'd be in the finals," the NFL champion told host Tom Bergeron. "But I owe it all to Kym. She's an amazing teacher, and I want to thank the judges for giving us the constructive criticism to help me get better each week. Also, I want to thank all the fans."
--Before Hines was announced as the champ, the last couples duked it out in the competition's final dance round, where all three celebrity contestants wowed the judges. Chelsey Kane performed the waltz (30/30), Kirstie Alley grooved to the cha-cha (30/30) and Hines danced the samba (30/30).
The Release of "The Hangover Part 2" Could Not Be Stopped by the Guy Who Did Mike Tyson's Face Tattoo
--The tattoo artist said he owns the COPYRIGHT on that design . . . and the filmmakers infringed on that copyright by having ED HELMS'character get a similar tattoo in the movie. In addition to stopping the movie, he was also looking for some CASH.
--Yeah, it all seems TOTALLY ridiculous. And yesterday, a judge ruled that the movie will open Friday as scheduled.
--However . . . she's allowing the copyright infringement lawsuit to continue.
--She said the tattoo artist has, quote, "a strong likelihood of ultimately succeeding on the merits of the case" . . . but that stopping the movie from opening this weekend could be financially disastrous to Warner Brothers and theater owners.
--If this guy DOES succeed in proving copyright infringement, he could actually stop "The Hangover Part 2" from being distributed on DVD, cable, on-demand services and other outlets at a later date.
Wednesday TV Reminders
--"American Idol" [10th Season Finale] . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Fox. (--Performances include Steven Tyler, Carrie Underwood,Lady Gaga and Beyoncé, plus a duet by Casey Abrams and Jack Black.)
--Warner Bros. sent two of its top executives to St. Louis on Monday to testify during a federal court hearing on whether a judge will issue an injunction preventing the release of the sequel.
--S. Victor Whitmill is seeking an injunction on the grounds that the facial tattoo worn in the film by Ed Helmsviolates a copyright in the original work Whitmill created for Mike Tyson.
--The Hollywood Reporter says according to sources who attended the hearing, the Warners execs told the court that the studio has spent roughly $80 million on marketing the sequel to 2009's The Hangoverand that blocking the film's debut in theaters would cause irreparable financial harm.
Here We Go Again: Donald Trump Says He Won't Rule Out Jumping Back Into the Presidential Race If a Decent Republican Candidate Doesn't Emerge
DONALD TRUMP said yesterday on Fox News that he won't rule out jumping back into the presidential race, if the right Republican candidate doesn't emerge.
--He said, quote, "Who knows? Stranger things have happened. I look at these Republican candidates and I'm saying, 'What's going on?' This country cannot afford to lose this election."
--He added, quote, "I can't rule out anything. The country is so important; it's so vital that we choose the right person. And at this moment, I don't see that person."
Amazon Sold Lady Gaga's New Album for 99 Cents Yesterday, and Was Slammed with Traffic
Amazon.com had a special one-day promotion yesterday . . . where you could download LADY GAGA'S new album "Born This Way" for 99 cents. Yes, the full album . . . all 14 tracks.
--This was for the download only. The CD version was going for $7.99. (--For what it's worth, iTunes has the album set at $11.99, or $15.99 for the deluxe edition.)
--Not surprisingly, Amazon was slammed with traffic, and some people were having trouble getting their download. But Amazon is making good on their offer.
--A note on the site said: Quote, "We're experiencing high volume and downloads are delayed. If you order today, you will get the [deal]. Thanks for your patience."
Bono and The Edge Will Perform on the "American Idol" Finale
BONO and THE EDGE will perform on the "American Idol" finale tomorrow night . . . but the rest of U2 won't be there. Instead, they'll be sharing the stage with the cast of the Broadway rock musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark".
(--Bono and The Edge composed the music for the show.)
Tuesday TV Reminders
--"American Idol" [Performance Show] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Fox. (--This is it, the final two contestants are Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery.)
--"Dancing with the Stars" [12th Season Finale] . . . 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on ABC. (--The final three contestants Kirstie Alley,Chelsea Kane and Hines Ward do their favorite dances for the last time. The Black Eyed Peas and The Go-Gos perform.)
Justin Bieber Kissed Selena Gomez at the "Billboard Music Awards" & Britney made TWO cameos
The "Billboard Music Awards" went down last night and JUSTIN BIEBER had a BIG night. He won SIX awards. He was sitting with his mom and his girlfriend, SELENA GOMEZ. And when he won awards, he would KISS Selena. On the lips.
--Justin and EMINEM each won SIX awards . . . while Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Usher, Taylor Swift, Mumford & Sons and Taio Cruz each got THREE.
--Rihanna and Britney Spears opened the show. Then Britney made another cameo during NICKI MINAJ'S performance. Britney is catching some heat because she lip synched her parts.
Russell Brand Wasn't Allowed Into Japan Because of His Criminal Record
KATY PERRY tried to bring husband RUSSELL BRAND with her when her tour hit Japan the other day . . . but they wouldn't let him into the country because he has a CRIMINAL RECORD.
--She Tweeted, quote, "My husband just got deported from Japan. I am so. sad. I brought him all this way to show him my favorite place. #tokyodreamcrushed."
--Then she added, quote, "It was for priors from over 10 years ago!"
--Russell was arrested numerous times back in the day . . . for such offenses as drug possession and public indecency. He's sober now.
--Russell actually took a photo of himself while in custody, before they sent him home . . . and he posted it on Twitter along with the caption, "Planning escape from Japanese custody. It's bloody hard to dig a tunnel with a chopstick."
Wrestling Legend Randy "Macho Man" Savage Died in a Car Accident Friday Morning
As you have no doubt heard by now, pro wrestling legend RANDY "MACHO MAN" SAVAGE died in a car accident Friday in Tampa, Florida. He was only 58 years old.
--Savage apparently suffered a heart attack behind the wheel, left the roadway and crashed head-on into a tree. He died at a nearby hospital. Savage's wife Lynn was in the passenger seat. She escaped with only minor injuries.
(--Randy and his wife had only been married a year. Their anniversary was May 10th.)
--Both Savage and his wife were wearing their seatbelts. Police say alcohol was NOT a factor. It's not clear whether it was the heart attack or the crash that killed Savage.
The Fourth "Pirates of the Caribbean" Has Already Made $346 Million Worldwide
As expected, the fourth "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie was the best opening weekend of the year. It made $90.1 million in the U.S., and beat out the year's previous best opening, "Fast Five", by $4 million.
--But it didn't do nearly as well as the last two "Pirates of the Caribbean"movies. "Dead Man's Chest" opened to $135.6 million in 2006, and "At World's End" made $114.7 million its opening weekend in 2007. The first one, "The Curse of the Black Pearl", made $46.6 million its opening weekend back in 2003.
--But this one absolutely OWNED the foreign box office. It pulled in $256 million outside the U.S., which is the largest foreign opening of any movie EVER. And when combined with the $90 million it made stateside, it's the fourth best worldwide debut of all time.
--Here are this week's Top 5 movies . . .
1.) (NEW) "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides", $90.1 million.
2.) "Bridesmaids", $21.1 million. Up to $59.5 million in its 2nd week.
3.) "Thor", $15.5 million. Up to $145 million in its 3rd week.
4.) "Fast Five", $10.6 million. Up to $186 million in its 4th week.
5.) "Rio", $4.7 million. Up to $132 million in its 6th week.
Monday TV Reminders
--"Dancing with the Stars" [Performance Show] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on ABC. (--The final three contestants Kirstie Alley,Chelsea Kane and Hines Ward perform.)
--"The Bachelorette" [7th Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC. (--Dental student Ashley Hebert is your new bachelorette. She was one of the ladies rejected by Brad Womack on "The Bachelor", but she only made it to #3.)
AMERICAN IDOL SPOILERS AHEAD...You've been warned. :)
The Spike TV "Guys Choice Awards" Will Honor Jennifer Aniston for "A Decade of Hotness"
The Spike TV "Guys Choice Awards" will honor JENNIFER ANISTON for a DECADE OF HOTNESS.
--Spike VP Casey Patterson says, quote, "Decade of Hotness is Guys Choice's ultimate term of endearment for a woman that we just can't get enough of."
--Jennifer will be on hand to collect the award. The ceremony airs June 10th.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Putting His Acting Career On Hold
So much for "Terminator 5". ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER announced yesterday that he's putting his acting career on hold.
--His attorney issued a statement yesterday, saying that he's put a stop to, quote, "all his motion picture projects currently underway or being negotiated."
--He added, quote, "Governor Schwarzenegger is focusing on personal matters and is not willing to commit to any production schedules or timelines .
--Unfortunately, Arnold's career hiatus also puts his cartoon show, "The Governator", on the shelf.
--The people behind that brilliant idea issued a statement yesterday saying, quote, "In light of recent events, [we] have chosen to not go forward with the 'Governator' project."
--It's probably for the best, given that Arnold's character was supposed to fight crime with the help of his wife, MARIA SHRIVER, and their four kids.
Kesha Wants Fans to Send Their Teeth to Her . . . So She Can Make a Necklace
A fan recently sent KESHA a tooth . . . and that gave her an idea: She wants to make an entire necklace out of her fans' teeth.
--She recently posted this on Twitter . . . quote, "I've received 1 tooth from a fan. I made it into a necklace. But now I really wanna make a fan tooth necklace to wear to an awards show.
--"So. What I'm getting at is please send me your teeth. I'm dead serious. I need your teeth."
--She added, quote, "I love my fans btw. Let me wear ur teeth." And she posted an address where fans can send the teeth.
Haley Reinhart Is History . . . Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina Are in the "American Idol" Finale
For weeks now, America hasn't been sure whether or not to eliminate HALEY REINHART. Well this week, they finally pulled the trigger. That means SCOTTY MCCREERY and LAUREN ALAINA will compete in the "Idol" finale next week.
--For what it's worth, RYAN SEACREST said 95 million votes were cast, which is roughly 15 million more than were cast when last year's Top Three competed.
Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg Are Doing a new "Digital Short" on "Saturday Night Live"
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE is hosting Saturday Night Live" this weekend . . . and word has it that he and ANDY SAMBERG are doing another "Digital Short" that's kind of a follow-up to their previous videos, "[Man part] in a Box" and "Motherlover".
Lady Gaga Has Unseated Oprah at the Top of the Celebrity 100 Power List
LADY GAGA is officially more powerful than OPRAH WINFREY. At least that's what "Forbes" magazine says in its annual Celebrity 100 power list.
--While Oprah made more money over the past year . . . $290 million to $90 million . . . the Celebrity 100 list looks at other factors as well . . . like a star's overall influence and media exposure. And Gaga pretty much reigns supreme there.
--She's got more than 10 million Twitter followers and 32 million Facebook fans . . . and she sold 1 million digital downloads of her single "Born This Way" in just five days. And let's face it, she's EVERYWHERE.
--So Oprah fell to second, and she was followed by the guy who seems to be constantly competing with Gaga in terms of media exposure: JUSTIN BIEBER. He made $53 million over the past year, if you can believe that.
--He also holds a YouTube record: More than 500 MILLION people have watched his "Baby" video.
--Believe it or not, TIGER WOODS is still a power player. He ranks 6th . . . which is down only one spot from last year.
--And CHARLIE SHEEN isn't quite losing yet. He's 28th.
--BRITNEY SPEARS was a big drop-off this year. After ranking 6th last year, she's nowhere to be found in the 2011 list . . . mainly because she didn't tour.
#1.) Lady Gaga
#2.) Oprah Winfrey
#3.) Justin Bieber
#5.) Elton John
#6.) Tiger Woods
#7.) Taylor Swift
#8.) Bon Jovi
#9.) Simon Cowell
#10.) LeBron James
Maria Shriver Has Hired Lawyers
--Not surprisingly, Maria is rumored to be moving forward with divorcing ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER.
--ARNOLD'S wife and mistress were pregnant at the same time. In fact, MILDRED PATRICIA BAENA gave birth to her son just FIVE DAYS after MARIA SHRIVER gave birth to Christopher Schwarzenegger.
--The question on everyone's mind regarding this whole scandal is, "How did ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER manage to keep this kid a secret for 13 years?" And I think we've all pretty much ruled out GOOD ACTING. So what does that leave us?
--Quite simply, he DIDN'T TELL ANYBODY. Obviously, MARIA SHRIVER and the kids were completely blindsided when they finally found out.
--Sources say nobody in Arnold's inner circle knew anything about the kid, either . . . not even his closest associates or aides.
Patrick Schwarzenegger Now Calls Himself Patrick SHRIVER On Twitter
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER'S 17-year-old son PATRICK made a bit of a statement on Twitter yesterday . . . by changing his name to Patrick SHRIVER.
The Karate Kid Is Complaining About the "Dancing with the Stars" Judges
--RALPH MACCHIO, who was eliminated this week, felt a little short-changed by the judges . . . and spoke out about it yesterday.
--Ralph said he "felt circled as the one [contestant] that didn't get praise and built-up like the others did." He said he "felt like the playing field wasn't level for some reason" and that he "had a feeling" he'd be booted.
--He added that the judges' comments to him this week were, quote, "rude and disrespectful." Ralph came away with the lowest scores of the night.
TONIGHT ON TV:
--"American Idol" [Results Show] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Fox. (--Guest performers are Nicole Scherzinger, 50 Cent, and the Italian trio Il Volo.)
--"The Office" [7th Season Finale] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on NBC. (--Jim Carrey, Will Arnett, James Spader, Ray Romano, and Ricky Gervais guest star.)
A Ton of Celebrities Will Appear on the Final Week of "Oprah"
The second- and third-to-last episodes of "Oprah" filmed yesterday at the United Center . . . the arena where the Chicago Bulls play. And a lot of celebrities stopped by to surprise Oprah, and wish her well. They included:
--The Black Eyed Peas, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Halle Berry, Queen Latifah, Josh Groban, Patti LaBelle, Jamie Foxx, Madonna, Beyoncé, Michael Jordan, Jerry Seinfeld, Maria Shriver and of course Gayle King.
--The two-part special will air Monday and Tuesday, and the finale is Wednesday.
What We Know . . . And Don't Know . . . About Arnold Schwarzenegger's Former Mistress and Love Child
--As Arnold said, this happened over a decade ago. The word is that the other woman worked for Arnold and MARIA SHRIVER for 20 years . . . and just retired in January.
--A "source" told E! Online the woman was not involved in the care of Arnold and Maria's kids . . . nor was she the house manager or Maria's personal assistant.
--Yesterday, a few sites identified a woman named Mildred Patricia Baena as Arnold's baby-mama. She's 50 years old and she made $1,200 a week as a HOUSEKEEPER for Arnold and Maria.
--So-called "sources" say Patty started PURSUING Arnold in the late 1990s . . . and told friends that they would have UNPROTECTED SEX at the house during the day.
--She didn't actually tell Arnold her son was his until the boy was a toddler.
--Several sites have posted pictures of Mildred . . . who goes by PATTY . . . as well as pictures of the child in question, with his face blurred to protect his identity.
--The boy is about 10 or 11 now, and TMZ says his similarities to his dad are, quote, "striking" . . . especially his mouth and teeth.
Miley Cyrus Gets Her SIXTH Tattoo on Sunday
MILEY CYRUS got her sixth tattoo on Sunday in Brazil. It's on her right wrist. Looks like it hurt...see the pic below!
--There's no word what she got, but the artist who did it for her told reporters she came in asking for something that reminded her of, quote, "a safe place."
Jon Cryer Is "Jazzed" About "Two and a Half Men" Coming Back
JON CRYER issued a statement saying he's JAZZED that "Two and a Half Men" isn't getting canceled.
--He said, quote, "I'm jazzed about the news this morning that 'Two and a Half Men' is coming back! For all the rest of the cast and crew I'm sure they are equally excited."
--Jon was classy enough to give CHARLIE SHEEN some props before expressing his excitement at ASHTON KUTCHER joining the cast.
--He said, quote, "I want to express my enormous gratitude to Charlie Sheen for eight great seasons. I'm extremely proud of the work we've done together, and I will miss him. But I'm also looking forward to this new beginning."
--He added, quote, "Ashton is an extraordinarily talented guy, and his presence will be an asset to our show.
Production begins this summer, and the show will be back on the air in the fall.
Jesse James Isn't Sure Sandra Bullock Was Sincere When She Made All Those Speeches About Him Being Her "Rock"
-Jesse was on "Piers Morgan Tonight" Friday, and he basically accused SANDRA BULLOCK of LYING when she said during all those award shows last year that he was her "rock".
--He admitted that she might have meant it, quote, "to a certain extent" . . . but then he asked Piers what Sandra does for a living. He prodded Piers on that point until he said she's an ACTOR.
--Then Jesse very smugly replied, quote, "Oh, okay. Cool."
Rebecca Black Is NOT Pregnant
There's a rumor going around that 14-year-old REBECCA BLACK . . . the singer of THE song of 2011, "Friday" . . . is pregnant.
--Obviously, she's not. Yesterday she Tweeted, quote, "I thought it was May 15th ... not April Fool's Day. I'm absolutely NOT pregnant."
Jenna Fischer IS Pregnant
JENNA FISCHER . . . a.k.a. Pam from "The Office" . . . is pregnant. This will be the first child for Jenna and her husband, Lee Kirk.
Kym Johnson from Suffered a Neck Injury During "Dancing With the Stars" Practice, But She'll Be Able to Keep Competing
KYM JOHNSON . . . HINES WARD'S partner on "Dancing With the Stars" . . . suffered a neck injury while rehearsing on Friday. She fell, but there are no other specifics on what happened.
--Kym was taken to the hospital, and some doctors checked her out. She was released later . . . in a NECK BRACE. But it sounds like that's just precautionary. Her rep said, quote, "She's doing OK, better safe than sorry."
--And Kym posted a message on Facebook saying, quote, "I'm a little shaken up [and] sore but I'll be fine." She IS expected to dance with Hines on tonight's show.
"Dancing with the Stars" [Performance Show] . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC. Kirstie Alley, Chelsea Kane, Ralph Macchio and Hines Ward each do two dances.
--"Castle" [3rd Season Finale] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on ABC.
--"Chuck" [4th Season Finale] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on NBC.
(Chuck has been RENEWED for a FIFTH Season! However, NBC announced it'll be the FINAL season, it will only be 13 episodes and it's moving to Friday nights. That's the worst good news I've heard in awhile!)
Is Ashton Kutcher Joining "Two and a Half Men"? It Sure Sounds Like It
The "Hollywood Reporter" says that ASHTON KUTCHER is putting the finishing touches on a deal to replace CHARLIE SHEEN on "Two and a Half Men".
--There's no word how much he'll make, but a source says it's a, quote, "huge payday."
--How will Charlie's exit and Ashton's entrance be explained? The source says, quote, "It's really funny. People are going to love it."
--If this really does come to pass, it'll be Ashton's second sitcom gig. His big break was "That '70s Show" . . . which ran from 1998 to 2006.
--Ashton didn't comment directly on this chaos, but he seemed to confirm the news last night when he Tweeted, quote, "What's the square root of 6.25?"
(--It's 2.5 . . . as in TWO AND A HALF.)
Leonardo DiCaprio and Bar Refaeli Split Up Again . . . Because Leo Doesn't Want to Get Married
LEONARDO DICAPRIO and BAR REFAELI have split up again . . . and this time it's because Leo doesn't want to be tied down.
--A source says, quote, "Leo was getting a lot of pressure from friends, family, and Bar to take the next step in their relationship and get married. He wasn't ready for that."
--But another source says Bar didn't want to make The Big Mistake either . . . quote, "Neither were ready to settle down, and both have busy careers that have been taking them in different directions."
Matthew Perry is Going Back to Rehab
MATTHEW PERRY is heading back to rehab. This will be his third trip to rehab, following stints in 1997 and 2001.
--He's had trouble in the past with alcohol and prescription meds. In 2000, he had a bout of pancreatitis, which was reportedly brought on by his substance abuse.
--Perry issued a statement saying, quote, "I'm making plans to go away for a month to focus on my sobriety and to continue my life in recovery. Please enjoy making fun of me on the World Wide Web." (--Well played, Sir. Well played.)
Donald Trump Finally Explains How He Does His Hair
Give DONALD TRUMP credit: PRESIDENT OBAMA came forth with his birth certificate, and now Donald is clearing up the biggest mystery surrounding him . . . how he does his hair.
--In an interview with "Rolling Stone", Donald says, quote, "Okay, what I do is, wash it with Head and Shoulders. I don't dry it, though. I let it dry by itself. It takes about an hour.
--"Then I read paper and things . . . I also watch TV . . . the 'Today' show did a beautiful piece on me yesterday." (???)
--He adds, quote, "Okay, so I've done all that. I then comb my hair. Yes, I do use a comb."
--Yes, the combing. This is where most people want the nitty-gritty on Donald's technique. He says, quote, "Do I comb it forward? No, I don't comb it forward. I actually don't have a bad hairline.
--"When you think about it, it's not bad. I mean, I get a lot of credit for comb-overs. But it's not really a comb-over. It's sort of a little bit forward and back. I've combed it the same way for years. Same thing, every time."
Lindsay Lohan Pleaded No Contest
As expected, LINDSAY LOHAN pleaded no contest to her misdemeanor theft charge yesterday. Actually, her attorney pleaded on her behalf. Lindsay wasn't at the hearing.
--In pleading no contest, Lindsay didn't have to admit guilt . . . but it still counts as a conviction.
--Lindsay will not receive any jail time beyond the 120 days she was already sentenced to for violating her 2007 DUI probation.
--She's been ordered to begin serving that sentence by June 17th. She has applied for home detention . . . but there's no word yet if she'll get it. Even if she doesn't, she'll probably only end up serving about two weeks.
--Lindsay won't know if she gets house arrest until she shows up at the jail to be booked.
--If she IS under house arrest, Lindsay won't be allowed to knock any time off her 480 hours of community service while she's being detained.
--The judge also ordered Lindsay to attend some kind of shoplifting program and undergo psychiatric counseling. She said, quote, "I don't think the root of her problem is substance abuse. She has other problems and I believe she self-medicates."
Charlie Sheen's Replacement on "Two and a Half Men" Was Almost Hugh Grant
CHARLIE SHEEN was almost replaced on "Two and a Half Men" by . . . HUGH GRANT.
--Sources say the show was in SERIOUS talks with Hugh . . . and while negotiations ultimately stalled over "creative differences", there's still at least a remote possibility he could join the show.
--There were some reports yesterday claiming Hugh was offered more than $1 million an episode to do the show .
--Whoever they choose, they'll need to do it soon. CBS is presenting its fall lineup next Wednesday.
Katie Holmes Is Still Not Pregnant . . . At Least That's Her Story
"OK!" magazine is running a big cover story this week about KATIE HOLMES that says, "It's Official: 'Yes, I'm Pregnant'."
--There's only one problem with the story, and I'm betting you can guess what it is: Katie's NOT pregnant. Her rep even told "OK!"that when the magazine asked him to comment on the story. But they ran with it anyway.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver Are Separated
I don't think anybody saw this one coming: After 25 years of marriage, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER and MARIA SHRIVER have SEPARATED. Maria reportedly moved out two weeks ago.
--Obviously, they're not giving any details . . . but they did release the following statement . . . quote, "This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us.
--"After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion and prayer, we came to this decision together. At this time, we are living apart while we work on the future of our relationship."
--They added, quote, "We are continuing to parent our four children together. They are the light and the center of both of our lives. We consider this a private matter and neither we nor any of our friends or family will have further comment.
--"We ask for compassion and respect from the media and the public."
--Arnold and Maria met in 1977, when TOM BROKAW introduced them at a charity event . . . and they hit it off despite the fact that he's a Republican and she's a member of the staunchly Democratic KENNEDY clan.
--They got married in 1986.
Whitney Houston Is Being Treated for Drugs and Alcohol Again
Anybody who saw WHITNEY HOUSTON on her recent comeback tour knows that she still has a problem with drugs and alcohol. But yesterday she announced she's taking steps to remedy that.
--Her rep said, quote, "Whitney Houston is currently in an out-patient rehab program for drug and alcohol treatment. Whitney voluntarily entered the program to support her long-standing recovery process."
--RadarOnline.com says Whitney is back on CRACK . . . which she once told us is WHACK.
--TMZ says she entered the program about 10 days ago . . . and she's only allowed in public if she has someone there to monitor her.
Lindsay Lohan Is Expected to Plead No Contest to Misdemeanor Theft Today
LINDSAY LOHAN is expected to plead no contest today to misdemeanor theft. Technically, her lawyer will plead no contest. Lindsay probably won't be there in person.
--Sources say that in return for her plea, she'll avoid any additional jail time. They'll just slap her with another year of probation.
--Now, Lindsay is still facing a four-month sentence for violating her probation. But as we've already heard, there's a good chance she'll be allowed to serve that sentence AT HOME with an electronic ankle bracelet.
Alicia Silverstone Gave Birth to a Baby Boy
ALICIA SILVERSTONE had a baby boy on Friday.
--She announced the birth yesterday on her blog. She said, quote, "I'm so grateful to this community for all the love, support, good wishes and happy vibes you've sent me during my pregnancy . . . it has been wonderful. Thank you all!"
--This is the first child for Alicia and her husband, Chris Jarecki. Unfortunately for the child, they named him Bear Blu Jarecki.
Tuesday TV Reminders
--"Dancing with the Stars" [Results Show] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC. (--Adele and Michael Bolton perform.)
Chelsea Kane was the first to get two 10s after last night's 29-point Waltz. And Ralph Macchio who danced with an injured leg had the low score of the night, with his 21-point Cha Cha.
It's Official: Paula Abdul Will Re-Team with Simon Cowell on "X Factor"
Last summer, the biggest question in the world of televised singing competitions was: Can "American Idol" succeed without both SIMON COWELL and PAULA ABDUL?
--This summer, the big question will be: Will a Simon / Paula reunion on "X Factor" take down "Idol"?
--Yesterday . . . after months of rumors . . . Fox finally made it official: Paula will re-team with Simon on "X Factor". As previously announced, the other two judges' seats will go to L.A. REID and CHERYL COLE.
--Simon and Paula both released statements. Simon said, quote, "This show would never have been the same without Paula, and I can't believe I am saying this . . . I have missed her a lot, and I am thrilled she's on the show."
--Paula said, quote, "I am excited beyond words to be a part of 'X Factor'. I'm also delighted and grateful to be sitting next to Simon again . . . but you might want to check back with me in a week or two!"
Charlie Sheen Says He's Teaching His Sons the Word "Rehab" . . . So They'll Know Where Their Mother Is
CHARLIE SHEEN got to spend some time with his 2-year-old sons Bob and Max over the weekend. It was the first time he'd seen them since the judge took them away back in March.
--So what did he do with them? He told TMZ, quote, "I am teaching them words, because they're speaking now. I'm teaching them the word 'rehab' so they always know where their mom is."
Baby Spice Has Another Kid
SPICE GIRL EMMA BUNTON . . . a.k.a. Baby Spice . . . gave birth to a baby boy on Friday. This is the second child for Emma and her longtime fiancé Jade Jones. They named him Tate.
"Thor" Is The New #1 Movie in the Country
--Here are this week's Top 5 movies . . .
1.) (NEW) "Thor", $66 million.
2.) "Fast Five", $32.5 million. Up to $140 million in its 2nd week.
3.) (NEW) "Jumping the Broom", $13.7 million.
4.) (NEW) "Something Borrowed", $13.2 million.
5.) "Rio", $8.2 million. Up to $115 million in its 4th week.
Hines Ward Was Mistakenly Handcuffed in L.A. Yesterday Morning
Pittsburgh Steelers receiver and "Dancing With the Stars" stud HINES WARD was HANDCUFFED in Los Angeles early yesterday morning . . . but it turned out to be a mistake.
-- The mistake was made by Hines' girlfriend . . . who was also cuffed.
--Here's the deal: The unidentified woman had some kind of "incident" with a valet, which resulted in her calling the police and reporting her car stolen.
--After the incident was cleared up and her car was returned to her, she failed to call police and cancel the report.
--At about 2:00 A.M. yesterday morning, cops saw the vehicle and pulled it over. According to some reports, they approached the car with their GUNS DRAWN. But the woman was able to clear things up by proving it was her car.
--A police spokesman says Hines was VERY cooperative and understanding.
--He's definitely NOT making a big deal out of this. He posted a message online yesterday saying, quote, "The incident in the news that involved me getting pulled over.
--"I want everyone to know that this was a complete misunderstanding. The police were just doing their job. Apologies were made and it's now in the past. Moving forward."
It's Official: The Third Judge on "X Factor" Is Cheryl Cole...so WHO'S THAT???
Yesterday, Fox confirmed that British singer CHERYL COLE is joining SIMON COWELL and L.A. REID on the "X Factor" judges' panel. She's been rumored as a possible judge for weeks.
--The final spot is expected to go to PAULA ABDUL, but her deal isn't done yet. Simon recently confirmed that negotiations are underway to bring Paula into the fold.
--Cheryl is a member of the British pop group GIRLS ALOUD, but they've been on hiatus for the past two years. In the meantime, Cheryl has released two solo albums, and has judged the last three seasons of the British version of "X Factor".
"Thor", "The Beaver" and more at the theaters this weekend!
The latest Marvel Comics movie stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, the Norse god of thunder. He's banished to Earth and stripped of his powers after he reignites an ancient war in Asgard, the world of the gods.
--Natalie Portman is one of the scientists who finds him, and Anthony Hopkins plays Odin, the father of the gods back in Asgard.
--Chris Hemsworth will be back as Thor for "The Avengers" movie that comes out next May . . . with Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America and Mark Ruffalo taking over as The Hulk.
--Samuel L. Jackson ties all the movies together as Nick Fury, and he'll have a cameo at the end of this one just like he did in the last "Iron Man". You'll also get to see him in the "Captain America" movie in July.
#2.) "Something Borrowed"(PG-13)
A romantic comedy starring "Big Love's"Ginnifer Goodwin as a chick who gets drunk and sleeps with the guy she's had a crush on since law school. Unfortunately, he's engaged to marry her best friend, played by Kate Hudson.
--John Krasinski from "The Office" is in it too, but he's not the one they're fighting over. That guy's played by Colin Egglesfield, who you may remember as Auggie on "Melrose Place" or Josh Madden on "All My Children". (Trailer)
#3.) "Jumping the Broom"(PG-13)
A comedy about two black families about to be joined by marriage. Paula Patton is the bride, Angela Bassett plays her mom, and the rest of the bride's family includes Romeo and the lovelyMeaghan Good. "Modern Family's"Julie Bowen has an amusing role as their very white wedding planner.
#4.) "The Beaver"(PG-13) (Limited . . . it expands to more theaters on May 20th)
Mel Gibson plays a guy who's so depressed that he walks around with a beaver puppet on his hand, and only communicates with people through the puppet as part of his therapy. Jodie Foster directed it and she also plays his wife.
It's "Eclipse" Vs. "Harry Potter" at the MTV Movie Awards
Nominees for the MTV Movie Awards were announced yesterday, and not surprisingly, it's pretty much "Eclipse" vs. "Harry Potter".
--The latest installment in the "Twilight" saga earned EIGHT nominations . . . while "Harry Potter and the Death Hallows: Part 1"scored SIX.
--Both films will compete with "Black Swan" and "The Social Network" for Best Movie.
--Meanwhile, ROBERT PATTINSON, co-star TAYLOR LAUTNER and DANIEL RADCLIFFE will compete for Best Male Performance.
--And KRISTEN STEWART and EMMA WATSON are up for Best Female Performance.
--Kristen is also up for Best Kiss TWICE . . . once with Robert and once with Taylor. Emma Watson is also up for that one with Daniel.
--Other films that scored nominations include "Inception", "True Grit", "127 Hours", "The Fighter", "Kick Ass", "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never", "The Karate Kid", "Jackass 3D", "Toy Story 3" and "Iron Man 2".
--The show airs live on June 5th . . . on MTV, obviously. JASON SUDEIKIS from "Saturday Night Live" is hosting.
Could Lindsay Lohan Avoid Jail Time Again?
It seems insane, but LINDSAY LOHAN could actually walk away from all her legal chaos with a slap on the wrist . . . as usual. And it's entirely possible that she'll serve NO JAIL TIME whatsoever.
--If Lindsay pleads no contest to misdemeanor theft . . . as people seem to believe she has decided to do . . . TMZ says that the judge might not give her any additional jail time.
--That means all she'll be on the hook for is the four months they gave her for violating her probation. But because of the whole prison overcrowding thing, they might just give her an electronic ankle bracelet and let her serve it at HOME.
--That wouldn't be giving Lindsay special treatment, by the way. That's actually something they'd be just as likely to do with anyone in her position.
Mariah Carey's Babies Will Have Names That Begin with the Letter "M"
MARIAH CAREY and NICK CANNON still haven't revealed the names of their twins yet, but Mariah dropped a hint on Twitter yesterday. She said they'll both begin with the letter "M".
--She also challenged her fans to GUESS the kids' names. She said, quote, "So we r bout 2 reveal the actual names and b4 we tell em 2 our friends etc. I had 2 C if any of the #lambily wanted 2 guess!!!"
(--Mariah calls her fans "lambs" . . . so I guess "lambily" is, like, a FAMILY of LAMBS.
RICK SPRINGFIELD was arrested for DRUNK DRIVING Sunday night.
--Springfield . . . who's 61 if you can believe it . . . was pulled over on the Pacific Coast Highway at about 8:00 P.M. for some kind of traffic violation. The cop smelled alcohol on his breath and gave him a breathalyzer test.
--Springfield blew a .10% . . . which is above California's legal limit of .08. He was arrested and booked on suspicion of DUI. He posted $5,000 bond and was released at about 2:10 A.M., after he sobered up.
Flavor Flav Was Arrested Friday . . . But He Claims He Was Targeted by a Rookie Cop Who Was Trying to Make a Name for Himself
FLAVOR FLAV was arrested Friday night in Vegas on some minor warrants. But he claims he was targeted by a rookie cop who was just trying to make a name for himself.
--Flav was pulled over for an unspecified traffic violation at about 11:00 P.M., and when the cop ran his license, he found that Flav had four outstanding warrants . . . for crimes including driving without a license, driving without insurance and a parking violation.
--He was arrested, booked and eventually released. There's no word whether he had to post bail.
Donald Trump Congratulates President Obama for Taking Out Bin Laden
DONALD TRUMP put politics . . . and himself . . . aside for a change, and congratulated PRESIDENT OBAMA for taking outOSAMA BIN LADEN.
--He issued a statement saying, quote, "I want to personally congratulate President Obama and the men and women of the Armed Forces for a job very well done.
--"I am so proud to see Americans standing shoulder to shoulder, waving the American flag in celebration of this great victory.
--"We should spend the next several days not debating party politics, but in remembrance of those who lost their lives on 9/11 and those fighting for our freedom. God Bless America."
Lady Gaga's "Judas" Video Will Have Two Premieres: A Censored Version Debuts on "American Idol" . . . and E! Will Unleash the Uncut Version
We now have the details for the launch of LADY GAGA'S potentially "controversial" "Judas" video . . . a "faith"-inspired video in which Gaga plays Mary Magdalene, the sinner who washed Jesus' feet with her hair.
--The video will still premiere on "American Idol" . . . but it'll be an "abridged," censored version. You'll see it on this Thursday's results show.
--Meanwhile, the full, uncensored, seven-minute video version will air on E! at 7:00 P.M., and again at 11:30 P.M. It'll hit the Internet shortly afterwards. E! also has a new interview with Lady Gaga, which will air after the video.
Tuesday TV Reminders
--"Glee" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Fox. (--Kristin Chenoweth returns as Will's high school crush, April, and Sue turns the school newspaper into a tabloid.)
--"Dancing with the Stars" [Results Show] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC.
Mariah Carey And Nick Cannon Welcomed Their Twins on Saturday . . . Which Was Also Their Third Anniversary
MARIAH CAREY and NICK CANNON welcomed their twins on Saturday . . . which also happened to be their third wedding anniversary. There's no word on the kids' names yet. They had a boy and a girl.
--Asked if the timing was intentional, Mariah's rep said, quote, "No, not even Mariah could plan that."
--Hours after the birth, Nick Tweeted, quote, "My wife just gave me the most incredible anniversary gift ever in life! I won't ever be able to top this!"
--Mariah gave birth at 12:07 P.M. via C-section at a hospital in Los Angeles.
Is Lindsay Lohan Ready to Take a Deal in Her Theft Case?
LINDSAY LOHAN might be ready to take a deal in her theft case. A so-called "source" says she's ready to plead no contest to the charge in order to put the case behind her.
--Her change of heart may have something to do with the fact that the judge knocked the FELONY theft charge down to a misdemeanor a little over a week ago.
--Lindsay was sentenced to four months in jail and 480 hours of community service for violating her DUI probation. It's not clear if a no contest plea in the theft case would result in any further punishment.
--Lindsay has a pretrial hearing scheduled for next Wednesday. Obviously, it'll be called off if she strikes a deal before then.
Eggs Were Thrown at Justin Bieber During a Show in Australia . . . But He Basically Ignored It
JUSTIN BIEBER performed in Sydney, Australia on Friday night . . . and he did so despite being assaulted by EGGS.
--"Fans" threw at least SIX eggs at Justin during his performance. None of them hit him, but they did come close.
--The eggs seemed to come at once from different directions, so there were likely multiple people involved. Justin just continued performing . . . although there was a brief break to allow a stagehand to clean up the mess.
--As far as we know, Justin didn't respond to the egg-throwing at the show, and he hasn't mentioned it on Twitter.
"Fast Five" Made Over $83 Million to Earn the Year's Best Opening Weekend
The latest installment in the "Fast and the Furious" series, "Fast Five", had a HUGE opening weekend, with a total of $83.6 million. That's the highest-grossing debut for the franchise and the best opening for any movie so far this year.
--"Fast Five" now holds the record for the largest April opening of all time. It stole that record from the LAST film in the franchise, 2009's "Fast and Furious", which opened with $71 million. Here are the Top 5 movies . . .
1.) (NEW) "Fast Five", $83.6 million.
2.) "Rio", $14.4 million. Up to $104 million in its 3rd week.
3.) "Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family", $10.1 million. Up to $41.1 million in its 2nd week.
4.) "Water for Elephants", $9.1 million. Up to $32.3 million in its 2nd week.
Richie Sambora Is Heading Back to Rehab; Bon Jovi's Tour Will Go On
Word has it that BON JOVI guitarist RICHIE SAMBORA is headed back to rehab.
--RadarOnline.com reports that Richie is checking into an unnamed facility "for exhaustion and to regain his sobriety." TMZ says he's "fallen off the wagon" and made the decision to get himself under control on Wednesday.
--It's unclear if Richie is actually IN rehab now . . . or if he's just planning on doing it.
--Late last night, Bon Jovi released a statement saying that Richie would be taking a leave of absence from the band, but they did not give a reason.
--They said, quote, "Our support for Richie is absolute. He is, and will remain, a member of Bon Jovi. Although he will be absent from upcoming shows for the time being, we very much look forward to his healthy return.
--"In the meantime, we will keep our commitment to our fans and continue our tour."
--Bon Jovi's next show is tomorrow night in New Orleans. They have concerts scheduled in North America up to May 22nd, and a 24-date European tour after that.
--There's no word on how long Richie is expected to be out, or who's replacing him on guitar.
Casey Abrams Was Eliminated from "American Idol" Last Night
--Casey was eliminated for good last night. He was also eliminated five weeks ago, but the judges decided to use their one "save" to keep him in the competition.
--Casey hasn't been in the Bottom Three since the save .
--For whatever reason, there was no Bottom Three last night. RYAN SEACREST just revealed the "safe" contestants one by one until only Casey was left.
The "American Idol" Tour Dates Have Been Announced
This summer's "American Idols Live!" tour itinerary been revealed. There will be 45 shows . . . No Indy date yet. Chicago or St. Louis are the closest cities if you want to road trip.
--Usually, the Top 10 contestants participate in the tour. But this year, they made it the Top 11 after the judges used their "save" early on CASEY ABRAMS.
Katy Perry Is Suing an Australian Tabloid for Claiming She Had an Affair with a Music Producer
KATY PERRY is suing an Australian tabloid called "NW" for claiming that she cheated on husband RUSSELL BRAND with a music producer.
--The tabloid said Katy messed around with producer Benny Blanco while he mixed "California Gurls". One of the problems with the story, however, is that Blanco didn't produce "California Gurls".
--In her lawsuit, Katy says she has been, quote, "gravely injured in her reputation and feelings [and] has suffered distress, embarrassment and humiliation" as a result of the article. There's no word how much she's asking for.
Paris Hilton Was Headed to Court to Testify Against One Stalker . . . When Another Stalker Tried to Attack Her Boyfriend
PARIS HILTON and her boyfriend Cy Waits were on their way into a Los Angeles courthouse yesterday when some guy tried to either grab or hit Cy. The guy actually got a hand on Cy's neck, but was quickly pulled away by security.
--Here's what's kind of crazy about the situation: Paris was going to court to testify against a stalker . . . and the man who attacked Cy also has a history of stalking Paris.
--The defendant in yesterday's court hearing was Nathan Parada. He's the man who tried to get into Paris' house last August. Cy ended up holding him at GUNPOINT until police arrived.
--Meanwhile, the attacker outside the courthouse was James Rainford. Last October, he snuck onto Paris' property and got into an altercation with her private security. He ended up with three years' probation for it.
--After yesterday's attack, Rainford was handed over to cops. He reportedly repeated to them what he told the press, that he'd proposed to Paris recently and she accepted . . . and that her father had also given him permission to marry her.
Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy Are Engaged
KATE HUDSON and her baby-daddy, MATT BELLAMY of MUSE, got engaged last week.
--During an interview on the "Today" show yesterday, MATT LAUER noticed a rock on Kate's finger. And she told him, quote, "I'm engaged! It just happened a week ago. I'm so glad you noticed.
--"I haven't really announced it . . . I was waiting for someone to notice."
--She didn't say how Matt proposed, but she said, quote, "It was very sweet. It was very romantic."
The "Star" Has Apologized to Katie Holmes for Running a Bogus Headline Suggesting She Was Addicted to Drugs
The not-always-reliable "Star" tabloid has apologized to KATIE HOLMES for a cover story they ran a few months ago suggesting she's a drug addict. Obviously, the story was BOGUS, and Katie sued for $50 million.
--The apology appears in the May 9th issue of the "Star".
--Katie's attorney called this, quote, "a lesson to other tabloids that if they print false and defamatory stories about Katie, she will stand up for her legal rights."
CareerBuilder.com just released the results of a survey where they tried to connect people's pets to their careers. And they were able to make these broad generalizations about the professional lives of different pet owners. Check 'em out:
--Dogs. Dog owners are the most likely to have a senior management position. They're also likely to be professors, nurses, IT professionals, military professionals, or entertainers.
--Snakes or reptiles. Snake owners are the most likely to earn six-figure salaries. Common jobs are engineers, social workers, marketing and PR professionals, editors, writers, and police officers.
--Birds. Bird owners report the highest job satisfaction. Common jobs are advertising, sales reps, construction workers, and administrative professionals.
--Cats. The most common jobs for cat owners are physicians, real estate agents, science and medical lab technicians, machine operators, and caretakers.
--Fish. The most popular jobs for fish owners are in human resources, financial, hotel and leisure, farming, fishing and forestry, and transportation.
Facebook gets blamed for a lot of things . . . but this is definitely a new one. Doctors in Italy are saying that using Facebook could trigger an ASTHMA ATTACK.
--They figured this out from an 18-year-old man in Italy whose name hasn't been released. He has asthma. He was using Facebook and happened to see a bunch of photos of his ex-girlfriend getting VERY close to a LOT of new guys.
--That sight induced shortness of breath, which triggered an asthma attack.
--The doctors in Naples, Italy believe that this kind of thing can happen to anyone. Facebook can lead to a lot of surprises and those types of in-your-face shocking photos . . . which can trigger attacks.
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Thank you to the hardworking, wonderful staff at Hooters!
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A new study in the medical journal "Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research", finds that heavy drinkers OUTLIVE nondrinkers. Over the 20-year study, 69% of the nondrinkers died, versus 60% of the heavy drinkers. Moderate drinkers survived the best . . . only 41% died. The researchers say they have NO IDEA why this happens. Their best theory is that, statistically, nondrinkers are more likely to be POOR, since drinking ain't cheap. And without money, there are more STRESSES, like job and family worries.
A Beijing Freeway Is 10 Days Into A Traffic Jam . . . And It May Not Be Cleared Up For A Few More Weeks
Right now in Beijing, there are people who've been stuck in a 62-mile traffic jam FOR TEN DAYS. With no end in sight.
--Chinese officials had to close one freeway because it had been so damaged that it was un-drivable. That pushed all the traffic to another freeway, the Beijing-Tibet Expressway, on August 14th . . . and since then it's been hopelessly jammed.
--According to officials, the traffic jam may not be fully cleared up until MID SEPTEMBER. Local residents have been taking advantage of China's new capitalism trend by selling noodles to stranded drivers . . . at inflated prices.
iPhone Users Have More Sex Than Blackberry Or Droid Users
--The online dating site OKCupid.com just ran a huge analysis of all of their members' profiles. And for one of their tests, they found all of their users who have smartphones . . . and analyzed their number of SEXUAL PARTNERS.
--What they found: iPhone users have the MOST SEXUAL RELATIONS of any smartphone owners. By a pretty big margin.
--The average 30-year-old male iPhone owner has had an even 10 sexual partners. The average 30-year-old female iPhone owner has had MORE . . . 12.3 partners.
--BlackBerry owners have the second-most sex. The average 30-year-old male BlackBerry owner has had 8.1 sexual partners . . . for women, it's 8.8.
--Android owners have had the fewest. For the average 30-year-old male Android owner, it's SIX sexual partners. For women, it's 6.1.
--In all three cases, the women averaged more sexual partners than the men.
--They used age 30 as a benchmark but, from age 18 all the way through age 40 the difference stays the same . . . iPhone users have the most sex, then BlackBerry users, then Android users.
--The most interesting comparison may be age 18. iPhone users have had an average of almost four sexual partners by that point . . . BlackBerry users average less than ONE . . . and Android users average less than 0.5.
Perfectionists Are 51% More Likely Than Slackers To Die An Early Death
If you're the kind of person who pays every bill on time, alphabetizes your CDs and DVDs, and makes sure every single detail in every e-mail you send is absolutely perfect . . . here's some bad news.
According to a study by Trinity Western University, perfectionists are 51% more likely than laid-back people to DIE AN EARLY DEATH. The stress and anxiety that come with perfectionism take enough of a toll on the body that they can cause health problems that shrink your life expectancy like heart disease and hypertension. The study did find one big health benefit to perfectionism though. If you've got type two diabetes, your perfectionism helps you keep your blood sugar levels where they need to be. Perfectionists were 26% less likely than slackers to die from diabetes or its complications.
The Fourth of July is my least favorite holiday when it comes to my cats. I can't keep the neighbors from setting off fireworks for weeks leading up to the holiday and the night of the 4th is far from a party for pets. Cats' ears are thousands of times more sensitive than human's and if you're having a house full of people, that can add to the stress. Dogs tend to get startled by the festivities as well so here are some tips to keep your cats and DOGS safe this weekend...
1. Make sure to keep your cats (and dogs for that matter!) inside the house. If you have outdoor cats and if at all possible, try to round them up and bring them in when fireworks are sure to be heard.
2. As an addendum to the first point, it's a good idea to create a safe place or sanctuary for your cat(s) inside a closet or interior room in the house. You may consider putting a box inside that room with his or her favorite toy or blanket.
3. If you are hosting a party on the 4th and your cats are skittish, consider putting them away from the activity (such as an upstairs or basement) for their peace of mind and yours. Be sure and keep the food and water, as well as the litter box, nearby.
4. You can always board your cat if you will be out of town on the 4th or if you feel that a party inside the house is too much. If fireworks are heavy in your neighborhood, you may want to consider boarding.
5. Don't forget the dangers of alcoholic beverages around the house. Whether it's just your family or you are hosting a party, if cats are left to roam, they may be tempted to try that pretty pink Cosmo.
6. As far as a cat's diet, be sure and keep it the same especially on the holiday when you're less likely to be as attentive. Cats can get indigestion or diarrhea, especially older cats, and giving them a "special treat" on a holiday is not always the best idea.
7. If you are unable to bring your outdoor cats inside, do not put insect repellent or sunscreen intended for humans on them. Remember there are pet-specific products available for their skin.
8. Another danger to cats is citronella candles and oil products used outside. If these are ingested, there can be serious life-threatening affects to your cat.
9. If you have kids and have purchased them glow sticks, be sure to inform them NOT to place it on a cat's body or let the cat play with them. These products contain luminescent substances which can cause drooling and irritation in the digestive tract.
10. Do not take your pets, no matter how docile or calm you may think they are, to a fireworks display or to activities that include crowds. Cats may have nine lives, but they truly crave safety, quiet and shelter in the confines of their home.
You know I'd do this for one of my cats if, God forbid, they needed it...
From the Associated Press...
LONDON (AP) - Oscar the cat may have lost one of his nine lives, but his new prosthetic paws make him one of the world's few bionic cats.
After losing his two rear paws in a nasty encounter with a combine harvester last October, the black cat with green eyes was outfitted with metallic pegs that link the ankles to new prosthetic feet and mimic the way deer antlers grow through skin. Oscar is now back on his feet and hopping over hurdles like tissue paper rolls.
After Oscar's farming accident, which happened when the 2 1/2-year-old-cat was lazing in the sun in the British Channel Isles, his owners, Kate and Mike Nolan, took him to their local veterinarian. In turn, the vet referred Oscar to Dr. Noel Fitzpatrick, a neuro-orthopedic surgeon in Eashing, 35 miles southwest of London.
Together with biomedical engineering experts, Fitzpatrick gave Oscar two metal prosthetic implants, or pegs. Those were attached to custom-built faux paws that are a bit wobbly, to imitate a cat's natural walk. But first, he covered the brown implants with black tape to match Oscar's fur.
Fitzpatrick said he and biomedical engineers designed the artificial paws so that they would be fused to the bone and skin. "That allows this implant to work as a seesaw on the bottom of the animal's limbs to give him (an) effectively normal gait," he said. "Oscar can now run and jump about as cats should do."
The veterinarians then inserted the peg-like implants by drilling them into Oscar's ankle bones in his rear legs. The metal implants are attached to the bone where Oscar lost his paws and were coated with a substance that helps bone cells grow directly over them. The cat's own skin then grew over the end of thepeg to form a natural seal to prevent infections.
After rehabilitation training that taught Oscar how to walk again, the cat was on all four feet in less than four months. Oscar's owners said they hoped his new paws would also further the technology for developing artificial limbs for humans.
"This is a pretty lucky cat," said Dr. Mark Johnston, a veterinarian and spokesman for the British Small Animal Veterinary Association. "Giving a cat artificial limbs is a very novel solution." Johnston said that while there are many "perfectly happy" three-legged cats and dogs, animals that lose two legs do not usually fare as well.
Dogs might cope better with some sort of animal-wheelchair for their back legs, but cats don't usually adapt to that because of their freer lifestyle, he said. "If a cat has two legs that are damaged beyond repair, it's very hard to keep him going," he said. "We would generally euthanize a cat in that situation."
He doubted the technique would be widely available due to the cost and said it was still relatively rare for animals to lose two legs at once. Gordon Blunn, head of biomedical engineering at University College London, who led the effort to make Oscar's fake paws, said they cost about 2,000 pounds ($2,996) to make, not including the cost for the operation itself.
In 2008, Fitzpatrick made an artificial knee for a cat named Missy who was struck by a hit and run driver. In the U.S., several animals have received artificial limbs directly attached to their bones at North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine.
Johnston said the next six months to a year would be critical for Oscar. He said veterinarians would have to closely monitor the feline to make sure no infections, sores or other movement problems crop up.
"It may not last forever, but even if you provide the cat with a few years of pain-free mobility, it may well be worth it," he said.
LADY GAGA debuted a new song while performing at ELTON JOHN'S White Tie and Tiara ball last Thursday night.
--She said, quote, "This is a brand new record that no one's ever heard before, ever. This song is called 'You and I', and it's a bit of a rock 'n' roll tune, which means it will most likely never get used as one of my singles, so I guess it's OK to play it tonight.
--"This song is very, very dear to my heart and I just wrote it, so here it is."
Do you greet each other with excitement, overlook each other’s flaws and easily forgive bad behavior? If it’s your pet, the answer is probably yes. But your spouse? Probably not.
In an article on PsychCentral, clinical psychologist Suzanne B. Phillips of Long Island University explores what our relationships with pets can teach us about our relationship with a spouse or romantic partner.
“What is interesting in my work with couples is that although couples may vehemently disagree on most topics, they usually both soften in manner and tone to agree that the dog, cat, bird or horse is great,” Dr. Phillips writes.
She argues that we all have much to learn from the way we love our pets. People often describe pets as undemanding and giving unconditional love, when the reality is that pets require a lot of time and attention, special foods and care. They throw up on rugs, pee in the house and steal food from countertops. Yet we accept their flaws because we love them so much.
Dr. Phillips suggests we can all learn how to improve our human relationships by focusing on how we interact with our pets. Among her suggestions:
Greetings: Even on bad days, we greet our pets with a happy, animated hello, and usually a pat on the head or a hug. Do you greet your spouse that way?
Holding grudges: Even when our pets annoy us by wrecking the furniture or soiling the floor, we don’t stay mad at them.
Assuming the best: When our pets make mistakes, we don’t take it personally and are quick to forgive. We give them the benefit of the doubt. Yet when our spouse does something wrong, we often react with anger and blame.
“The old expression ‘you get what you give’ may apply here,” writes Dr. Phillips. “Maybe you give something very positive to your pet that invites the unconditional love and connection that makes you feel so good. Maybe it has potential to enhance your relationship.”
Here's the full article from the website psychcentral.com...
We hardly need to look at the research to verify that pets do good things for people physically and emotionally. What is interesting in my work with couples is that although couples may vehemently disagree on most topics, they usually both soften in manner and tone to agree that the dog, cat, bird or horse is great.
In fact, if there is any criticism, it is the verbalized wish to receive the kind of love and attention the pet is getting.
“I only wish she was as affectionate with me as with our dog!”
“You should hear him speak to this animal – he never speaks to me that way.”
What happens between people and their pets that accounts for this emotional outpouring of love?
Most will answer with the responses you have heard or given:
“The dog demands nothing from me – he just gives unconditional love.”
“The cats are a predictable source of comfort and soothing – they want to be near me.”
Pets? Not demanding? Predictable? … Really?
What’s interesting is that most pets are loved in a way that makes us minimize or even deny the reality that they definitely have demands we simply accept. Some will only eat certain food; many wake people in the middle of the night; most get sick on the rug; some eat furniture and a vast majority end up on the bed no matter what anyone says.
In one case, when the dalmatian was found eating the steak that had been marinating on the counter for dinner, the husband’s only reaction was “Might as well give him the vegetables and potatoes, and let him finish off the meal.”
Can we learn something from our relationship with pets that might enhance our relationship with partners?
Yes, if we are willing to take a closer look at ourselves.
The old expression “you get what you give” may apply here. Maybe you give something very positive to your pet that invites the unconditional love and connection that makes you feel so good. Maybe it has potential to enhance your relationship.
Can you credit yourself with any of the following?
No matter how you feel or what mood you are in, you greet your pet with a positive, even animated, hello and often with a display of physical affection.
With pets, maybe it’s your lack of expectation that makes the difference. You probably rarely predict that your pet will be angry if you are late. As a result, you don’t head home defensively angry in preparation for the reaction you expect to face.
When you do return home to find that your cats have redecorated the room with shreds of every tissue they could find or the dog has eaten some of the mail, you may well react with a choice expletive but you are not likely to hold a grudge. You are still going to be petting Donatello or cuddling with Thor the next day.
Assuming the Best
There is a natural tendency to forgive pets their trespasses – after all, the dog wasn’t trying to torture you by eating the mail. Was your partner really trying to torture you by putting it in such a safe spot it can’t be found?
Few pet owners personalize their pets’ reactions to others to an extreme that makes them so embarrassed that they fear their image is tarnished or they become resentful of their pets. The fact that the dog is licking every part of the arriving guest’s body is cause to pull him away or laugh it away. The cat that will not come out of hiding or the parrot that is screeching is left without judgment or excuses. That’s them!
For Better or For Worse
In most cases, pets are home to stay. People love and care for pets of every size, shape and disposition. “She’s not exactly a watch dog; she’s loving but easily frightened.” “He insists on sleeping on the bed – we have given in.” “She steals food from the other dogs, she’s pretty hyper, but cute.” Few pets live with the fear of being betrayed or with the implication that things are just not working out. Of course they don’t – but just consider how the absence of such fears enhances the trust and connection you feel from them!
So think about what you give your pet and maybe how — in addition to improving your health — your pet can improve your relationship!
Nobody likes paying bills . . . but it turns out there's something you can do so you'll hate it a little less:
--Just get paperless bill statements.
--According to a new study from National Automated Clearing House Association, paying bills online makes people happier for two reasons:
#1.) People have a Pavlovian response to getting bills in the mail. Just the sight of them stresses people out. So they put them aside, and wait until they absolutely HAVE to pay them, because the process sucks so bad.
#2.) And then, when people sit down to pay a massive stack of bills, it makes them feel overwhelmed in a way that paying bills online doesn't.
--Overall, the study found that when people pay bills online, they only hate the companies they owe about HALF as much as they would otherwise.
Here Are Four Stupid Gender Stereotypes That Science Says Are True
#1.) Women can't drive: It's not your fault, ladies. It's just that your brains aren't wired to process north-and-south navigational directions as well as the male brain.
--And studies have also found that the female brain has more trouble orienting itself in three-dimensional spaces. Spaces like . . . you know . . . the real world.
#2.) Guys are filthy slobs: The reason your guy can wear the same filthy T-shirt for a week straight is because . . . unlike you ladies . . . he just can't tell it smells like rotting garbage.
--Physically, there's no difference between the noses of men and women, and they both have the same number of receptors. But women devote a bigger chunk of their brains to processing scents, which gives them a better sense of smell than men.
#3.) Women are wimps: This is the point where every woman who's ever lived chimes in to point out that women experience childbirth, which is way more painful than anything a man could ever endure.
--But that's only because when they're pregnant or have just given birth, women are loaded up with endorphins and a cocktail of other natural chemicals to help them handle the pain.
--In general, though, women have more pain receptors in their skin, and less of a protein called GIRK2 that affects their pain threshold. In other words, women are bigger wimps . . . but only because they actually experience more pain than men.
#4.) Women can't hold their liquor: You probably think it's because women tend to be smaller physically than men, but that's NOT the reason they're lightweights . . . at least not entirely. It has to do with the water-to-fat ratios of their bodies.
--See, men are made up of about 61% water, while for women it's just 52%. Which may not seem like a big deal, but it's as if every drink a guy has is 9% more watered down than every drink a woman has.
--And the male liver also produces more of the enzyme that breaks down alcohol, which causes guys to get a buzz slower, and to sober up faster.
Your Dog Really Does Care About How You're Feeling
If you're an animal lover like me, you probably get the feeling that your dog can tell if you're happy, sad, excited, whatever . . . and that he really cares. Well, according to researchers at the University of Otago in New Zealand, your guess is right:
Your dog really DOES understand your feelings.
Researchers showed 90 dogs videos of people smiling, angry, laughing, crying and more . . . and found that the dogs' responses showed they really could tell the difference between different human emotions.
What Three Things Does A Guy Notice Instantly When He Meets A Woman?
"Cosmo" put together this list of the three things men notice instantly in a woman.
#1.) HER FRIENDS. Even if a woman seems great, her friends give off a lot of clues about what she's REALLY like. If they seem like they're painfully obnoxious, or catty, or overdramatic, that's a big red flag.
#2.) HER LAUGH. Men need women to laugh at their jokes. But no guy can see any long-term potential with a woman who laughs TOO much . . . who's obviously faking her laugh . . . or who has one of those unbearably annoying goat laughs.
#3.) HER CELL PHONE USAGE. If a woman interrupts a guy during their first meeting or on a first date to take phone calls or do a lot of texting, it's a big sign she's not that invested or interested in him.
According to a professor at Northwestern University named Adam Galinsky, quote, "Guys with less cash can actually make women happier, because money and status often breed disloyalty and other negative traits in men."
On that note, here are four reasons to date a guy who's poor:
#1.) He's less likely to cheat: Studies have shown that rich men cheat more often than poorer guys.
#2.) He'll try harder with your friends: Research has found that when poor guys meet strangers, they talk more, laugh more, and make more eye contact than rich guys. Basically, it's because guys with less money view social connections as a survival skill, while rich guys can't be bothered.
#3.) He'll encourage you more: Poorer guys tend to be more supportive about your career, because they aren't so consumed by their own.
#4.) Better Sex: A broke guy who's really into a girl is going to pull out all the stops to make sure she doesn't leave him . . . like all the others did.
So guys, maybe you can't afford fancy dinners or vacations, and you can't buy her expensive gifts. But you CAN control your performance in the bedroom.
Guys With Beards Are More Trustworthy Than Clean-Shaven Men
Guys . . . the next time you have to make up an elaborate, ill-conceived lie to get away with something stupid, you should grow a BEARD first.
--That's according to a new study, which found that guys with beards are thought to have greater expertise, and are significantly more trustworthy than clean-shaven men.
--The study was reported in something called the "Journal of Marketing Communications".
--It asked test subjects to look at photos of men endorsing products like cell phones and toothpaste. Some of them were clean-shaven, and others had beards. Then the subjects were asked which spokesman they trusted most.
--Bearded men won out every time . . . except for when it came to selling underwear. In that case, clean-shaven men were found to be slightly more effective. It's not totally clear what's up with that.
Here Are Ten Secrets You Shouldn't Tell Your Partner
Honesty is important in any relationship. But that doesn't mean you should ALWAYS tell the truth. With that in mind, here's a list of ten secrets you actually SHOULD keep from your partner, according to the relationship "experts" over at AOL Personals:
#1.) The sacrifices you've made: The best way to ruin a good, selfless deed is by pointing out how difficult or annoying it was for you.
#2.) The nice things they do wrong: Pointing out that your girl left the windows all streaky when she washed the car, or that your man folded your laundry wrong, will only make them less likely to do nice things in the future.
#3.) That you hate a gift: No matter how much a gift sucks, just pretend it's the thought that counts . . .
#4.) That you hate their friends or family: If you tell your girl you hate her family or friends, chances are YOU'LL be the one who gets replaced in her life . . . not them.
#5.) How often you get hit on: This one's great for the ego, bud bad for the relationship. So just keep it to yourself. Bragging about how much attention you get from the opposite sex will just make the other person jealous, and that's not cool.
#6.) How uncomfortable you are: If you give your girlfriend your jacket, don't whine about how cold you are afterward. And women always complain about their shoes hurting their feet. Just try not to ruin the moment by pointing out what's wrong with it.
#7.) The gritty details of past relationships: You'll probably go through a rundown of your exes at some point, but you can keep all the dirty, sordid details to yourself.
#8.) That you're bored: Relationships are all about compromise. That means doing all the
boring stuff the other person likes to do without complaining about it. And hopefully they'll do the same when you drag them to something equally lame.
#9.) That you were right: This is a tough one. But no matter how much you want to say it, you have to resist the urge to utter these four words: "I told you so."
#10.) That you want to have sex: Stop thinking about it and make the first move already.
I like the LAST one best! When all these positive options fail, make sure you're ready for revenge! LOL
19 ways to feel more confident about your relationship
(The Frisky) -- There are many ways to feel more confident about your relationship, and here are 19 to get you started. So, take the reins or the bull by the horns (or whatever else comes to mind), and start feeling more assured that the two of you have a good thing going!
1.) Don't snoop unless you really have good reason not to trust him. E-mails and voice mails taken out of context can cause a lot of unnecessary heartache.
2.) Give him a little friendly competition. It doesn't hurt for him to know that your tall, built, wildly successful artist friend from college periodically tells you you're the one who got away and it's the biggest regret of his life.
3.) Skip the games and be up-front. If something's bothering you, tell him directly. Guys don't know what to make of it, and it shakes them up and gives you the upper hand.
4.) Be confident in yourself. Finish your degree, apply for the better job or write that novel. If you have a good sense of your own self-worth, you'll be confident in your relationship.
5.) Set some ground rules at the beginning. If you both agree that Friday is the night for hanging out with your friends separately, it won't be a conflict when he wants to play poker or you want to take a short road trip with some girlfriends.
6.) Don't let the relationship progress too far without discussing major issues. Having children, religious differences, whether either one of you is willing to relocate for a job -- these can be land mines in the future.
7.) Work out. It reduces stress and releases endorphins and makes you hot.
8.) Be affectionate. If he returns the affection, it'll make you confident. If not, it's time to find a new boyfriend who is affectionate.
9.) Avoid the temptation to endlessly analyze details. If he wears the shirt his ex-girlfriend bought him, it may just mean that it's the only clean white shirt he has that day.
10.) Similarly, avoid discussing relationship issues with paranoid girlfriends. Paranoia is contagious and, before you know it, you'll be worrying if your boyfriend is cheating, because your friend's husband came home smelling of Angel when she wears only Poison.
11.) Have lots of outside interests apart from the relationship. When you start to feel insecure, it helps to have something else to obsess over.
12.) Present your best self to your partner and the world. Don't always go out dressed in sweats, and don't sleep in ratty T-shirts every single night. The old adage is true: When you look good, you probably feel good.
13.) Replace negative self-talk with affirmations. Every time you find yourself thinking, "I don't deserve this guy," change it to "I deserve a wonderful relationship and more."
14.) Don't let yourself become dependent. Know how to unclog the sink and change a tire. Skills are confidence boosters.
15.) Let go of emotional baggage. If your grandma told you your sister was the pretty one or your dance teacher said you weren't graceful enough to be in the front row, it doesn't mean your boyfriend thinks you're homely or a klutz now.
16.) Be yourself. Trying to maintain a façade is exhausting and confidence-eroding.
17.) Similarly, let him be himself. If he feels like you're always picking at him, he'll strike back and it won't feel good.
18.) Don't compare your relationship to other people's relationships. The grass isn't always greener, and you never know what's going on behind closed doors.
19.) Memorize his credit card numbers. You'll always have the capacity for really serious revenge.
I had a hard time finding this info so thought I post it here so I can find again easily and so can you! :) This is up-to-date as of 6:45am 3-31-10.Â For updates, please check the official NCAA schedule of events here.
2010 NCAAÂ® Final FourÂ® Event Schedule
All times are subject to change; all times are local, Eastern time
All events are open to the public
Thursday, April 1
NCAA Hall of Champions Admission: $5 - Adults
$3 - Youth (ages 6 to 18) and Seniors (ages 65 and older)
Free - Children 5 and under Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Description: The Hall of Champions offers an exciting opportunity to engage with the NCAA student-athlete. Whether you are an avid sports fan or just want to learn more about how college and university life combines with athletics, the Hall of Champions is for you.
Bracket TownTM refreshed by Coca-Cola ZeroTM Location: Indiana Convention Center Admission: $10 (ages 12 and over)
$6 (ages 3-11, college students*, senior citizens (55 and older), and military*)
Free (ages 2 and under)
*Appropriate ID required.
Beginning March 8, courtesy of NCAA Corporate Champion, Coca-Cola, advanced tickets can be purchased for $2 off at select Meijer stores throughout the state of Indiana or they can be purchased at regular price on the day of the event at the Indiana Convention Center box office. Hours: 5 - 10:30 p.m. Description: Come play with the best at Bracket Town refreshed by Coca-Cola Zero - the ultimate fan experience. Fans of all ages can test their skills and enjoy championship action with basketball competitions, clinics, performances, autograph sessions and photo ops, the latest in interactive games and demonstrations, prizes and more. Everyone's a champion at Bracket Town.
State Farm College Slam Dunk and Three Point Championships Location: Indiana Convention Center Admission: TBD Hours: 7 - 9:30 p.m Description: The 22nd annual slam dunk and three point championships is making its first official appearance at the Men's Final Four. The event, which is televised on ESPN, brings together college basketball's top three-point shooters and slam dunk artists competing in four separate competitions: men's three-point shooting, women's three-point shooting, men's vs. women's three-point champions and the slam dunk competition. Ticket Prices
$25 (ages 12 and over)*
$15 (ages 3-11)*
Free (ages 2 and under)
*INCLUDES BRACKET TOWN ADMISSION
Tickets are now available at the Lucas Oil Stadium box office and will be available at the ICC box office beginning Thursday, April 1.
NCAA Hall of Champions Admission: $5 - Adults
$3 - Youth (ages 6 to 18) and Seniors (ages 65 and older)
Free - Children 5 and under Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Description: The Hall of Champions offers an exciting opportunity to engage with the NCAA student-athlete. Whether you are an avid sports fan or just want to learn more about how college and university life combines with athletics, the Hall of Champions is for you.
Bracket TownTM refreshed by Coca-Cola ZeroTM Location: Indiana Convention Center Admission: $10 (ages 12 and over)
$6 (ages 3-11, college students*, senior citizens (55 and older), and military*)
Free (ages 2 and under)
*Appropriate ID required.
Beginning March 8, courtesy of NCAA Corporate Champion, Coca-Cola, advanced tickets can be purchased for $2 off at select Meijer stores throughout the state of Indiana or they can be purchased at regular price on the day of the event at the Indiana Convention Center box office. Hours: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Description: Come play with the best at Bracket Town refreshed by Coca-Cola Zero - the ultimate fan experience. Fans of all ages can test their skills and enjoy championship action with basketball competitions, clinics, performances, autograph sessions and photo ops, the latest in interactive games and demonstrations, prizes and more. Everyone's a champion at Bracket Town.
Final Four FridayÂ® - Team Practices Location: Lucas Oil Stadium Admission and Parking: Free Hours: Noon - 4 p.m. (Gates open at 11 a.m.) Description: Come watch the student-athletes from the 2010 NCAA Final Four teams in their final practice before the national semifinal games. Also watch members of the US National Wheelchair Basketball team compete in a full court wheelchair basketball exhibition, presented by The Hartford. Enjoy the opportunity to hear from each head coach of the participating Final Four teams after the practice session is completed. Fans in attendance will be randomly selected to win national semifinal and championship game tickets throughout the day! Practice times are based on team seeding:
Noon - 12:50 p.m.
Â Â Butler
1 - 1:50 p.m.
Â Â West Virginia
2:10 - 3 p.m.
Â Â Michigan St.
3:10 - 4 p.m.
Â Â Duke
Indiana Blood Drive Location: NCAA Hall of Champions Parking Lot Admission: Free Hours: 4 - 8 p.m. Description: The NCAA Men's Final Four will team with the Indiana Blood Center in hosting a blood drive during the 2010 Men's Final Four. The Final Four blood drive will allow the Indianapolis local community and visitors to contribute to the greater good of saving lives. Indiana Blood Center is a vital link in Indiana's health care infrastructure, supplying more than 550 units of blood to more than 60 Indiana hospitals every day. The nonprofit community service organization was founded in 1952 to provide a continuous, safe and adequate supply of blood products and testing services.
AT&TÂ® Block Party - The Big DanceÂ® Concert Series Location: White River State Park Admission: Free Hours: 4 - 10:30 p.m. Description: The Big Dance is a free three-day concert series open to music fans in celebration of the NCAA Men's Final Four. The concerts tip off Friday with the AT&T Block Party featuring GRAMMY Award winning, multiplatinum headline band Stone Temple Pilots. In addition to the music, there will be plenty of food and activities to keep you entertained. Stop by the AT&T 3G Experience tent to play games, pick up free prizes and check out all the latest wireless technology.
Â Reese'sÂ® College All-Star Game Location: Lucas Oil Stadium Admission: Free Hours: 4:35 p.m. Description: The Reese's College All-Star Game features two teams comprised of the top collegiate senior student-athletes in the country. For the third year, the game will be played in the Final Four venue and will provide Indiana residents and other NCAA basketball fans the chance to see many of the best college basketball players perform in action for free!
Final FourÂ® Fan Gathering Restaurants Locations: West Virginia: Scotty's Brewhouse Michigan St.: Champps Restaurant Butler: RAM Restaurant & Big Horn Brewery Duke: Buffalo Wild Wings Description: Downtown restaurants will adopt fans from each of the Final Four teams during the championship week in Indianapolis. Make these establishments your headquarters to meet old friends, new friends and fellow alumni. These establishments will be the main gathering locations throughout the week. See you there!
Saturday, April 3
NCAA Hall of Champions Admission: $5 - Adults
$3 - Youth (ages 6 to 18) and Seniors (ages 65 and older)
Free - Children 5 and under Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Description: The Hall of Champions offers an exciting opportunity to engage with the NCAA student-athlete. Whether you are an avid sports fan or just want to learn more about how college and university life combines with athletics, the Hall of Champions is for you.
vitaminwaterÂ® revive NCAA Youth Clinics Locations: Butler University (Hinkle Fieldhouse), University of Indianapolis (Nicoson Hall), Warren Central High School Admission: Free (Participants must be between 8-16 years of age [boys and girls] and pre-registered). Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. NCAA Youth Clinics Registration Description: The NCAA Youth Clinics are a community outreach program that connects kids ages 8 - 16 with the basketball championship and provides them with resources designed to have a lasting impact. Participants receive sport instruction from NCAA coaches and student-athletes and get valuable information on fitness, healthy lifestyles and sportsmanship. The clinics also feature a session for parents and guardians with information on recruiting, academic and eligibility issues.
Bracket TownTM refreshed by Coca-Cola ZeroTM Location: Indiana Convention Center Admission: $10 (ages 12 and over)
$6 (ages 3-11, college students*, senior citizens (55 and older), and military*)
Free (ages 2 and under)
*Appropriate ID required.
Beginning March 8, courtesy of NCAA Corporate Champion, Coca-Cola, advanced tickets can be purchased for $2 off at select Meijer stores throughout the state of Indiana or they can be purchased at regular price on the day of the event at the Indiana Convention Center box office. Hours: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Description: Come play with the best at Bracket Town refreshed by Coca-Cola Zero - the ultimate fan experience. Fans of all ages can test their skills and enjoy championship action with basketball competitions, clinics, performances, autograph sessions and photo ops, the latest in interactive games and demonstrations, prizes and more. Everyone's a champion at Bracket Town.
State Farm Coaches All-American Team Introduction Location: Bracket Town refreshed by Coca-Cola Zero Admission: Bracket Town Admission Hours: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Description: The All-American team will take center court for introduction and autographs.
AT&T Presents Grammy nominated rapper, FABOLOUS Location: Bracket Town refreshed by Coca-Cola Zero Admission: Bracket Town Admission $10 (ages 12 and over) $6 (ages 3-11; college students*, senior citizens (55 and older), and military*) Free (ages 2 and under) *Appropriate ID required. Hours: Performance at 3 p.m.; Autograph Session from 4 - 5 p.m. Description: Come out to Bracket Town and check out a live performance from Grammy nominated rapper, Fabolous. Don't miss your chance to meet and get an autograph from Fabolous right after his performance. Coca-Cola ZeroTM Countdown - The Big Dance Concert Series Location: White River State Park Admission: Free Hours: Noon - 8 p.m. Description: The Big Dance is a free three-day concert series open to music fans in celebration of the NCAA Men's Final Four. Saturday is the Coca-Cola ZeroTM Countdown, which will feature former American Idol season 5 finalist and 2007 Billboard Album of the Year artist, Daughtry. Also performing Saturday will be Country Music Association New Artist of the Year Darius Rucker, with special guest Ryan Seacrest hosting the Coca-Cola Zero Countdown. Since Saturday is game day, fans will be able to participate in the World's Largest Pep Rally, enjoy a military flyover, and stay in the park to watch the semifinal games on the video boards with thousands of your closest friends.
Melanie Fiona: 12:30 p.m.
Pep Rally: 1:45 p.m.
Flyover: 2:15 p.m.
Darius Rucker: 2:30 p.m.
Daughtry: 4:00 p.m.
Indiana Blood Drive Location: NCAA Hall of Champions Parking Lot Admission: Free Hours: 1 - 6 p.m. Description: The NCAA Men's Final Four will team with the Indiana Blood Center in hosting a blood drive during the 2010 Men's Final Four. The Final Four blood drive will allow the Indianapolis community and visitors to contribute to the greater good of saving lives. Indiana Blood Center is a vital link in Indiana's health care infrastructure, supplying more than 550 units of blood to more than 60 Indiana hospitals every day. The nonprofit community service organization was founded in 1952 to provide a continuous, safe and adequate supply of blood products and testing services.
Final FourÂ® Fan Gathering Restaurants Locations: East Regional: Scotty's Brewhouse Midwest Regional: Champps Restaurant West Regional: RAM Restaurant & Big Horn Brewery South Regional: Buffalo Wild Wings Description: Downtown restaurants will adopt fans from each of the Final Four teams during the championship week in Indianapolis. Make these establishments your headquarters to meet old friends, new friends and fellow alumni. These establishments will be the main gathering locations throughout the week. See you there!
See you there!
National Semifinals Location: Lucas Oil Stadium Admission: Sold out. Seating capacity is approximately 71,000. Hours: Tipoff is approximately 6:07 p.m. The second semifinal game will take place approximately 40 minutes after the conclusion of the first game. (Gates open at 4 p.m.) Description: The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship is held each spring featuring 65 college basketball teams in the United States. The 20-day tournament, commonly referred to as March MadnessÂ®, has become one of the country's most prominent sporting events. The tournament, whose field includes conference champions and other top teams, is staged in a single elimination format. Since its 1939 inception, it has built a legacy that includes dynasty teams, dramatic underdog stories and outstanding individual performances.
Sunday, April 4
NCAA Hall of Champions Admission: $5 - Adults
$3 - Youth (ages 6 to 18) and Seniors (ages 65 and older)
Free - Children 5 and under Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Description: The Hall of Champions offers an exciting opportunity to engage with the NCAA student-athlete. Whether you are an avid sports fan or just want to learn more about how college and university life combines with athletics, the Hall of Champions is for you.
NCAAÂ® Final FourÂ® Dribble Location: Start: NCAA National Office (located in White River State Park) Finish: Indiana Convention Center (corner of West and Maryland) Admission: Free Hours: Dribble begins at 3 p.m.; All participants, including pre-registered, must check-in prior to 2:30 p.m. Online Registration:Online registration will be available to the first 2,000 registrants. Onsite Registration: 11 - 2:30 p.m. Description: Basketball fans, under the age of 18, will have the opportunity to dribble from White River State Park to the entrance of Bracket Town refreshed by Coca-Cola ZeroÂ® at the Indiana Convention Center. Participants will receive a free basketball and t-shirt courtesy of the NCAA. Participants wearing the Final Four Dribble t-shirt will also receive free admission to Bracket Town on event day.
Bracket TownTM refreshed by Coca-Cola ZeroTM Location: Indiana Convention Center Admission: $10 (ages 12 and over)
$6 (ages 3-11, college students*, senior citizens (55 and older), and military*)
Free (ages 2 and under)
*Appropriate ID required.
Beginning March 8, courtesy of NCAA Corporate Champion, Coca-Cola, advanced tickets can be purchased for $2 off at select Meijer stores throughout the state of Indiana or they can be purchased at regular price on the day of the event at the Indiana Convention Center box office. Hours: Noon - 8 p.m. Description: Come play with the best at Bracket Town refreshed by Coca-Cola Zero - the ultimate fan experience. Fans of all ages can test their skills and enjoy championship action with basketball competitions, clinics, performances, autograph sessions and photo ops, the latest in interactive games and demonstrations, prizes and more. Everyone's a champion at Bracket Town.
Final FourÂ® Fan Gathering Restaurants Locations: East Regional: Scotty's Brewhouse Midwest Regional: Champps Restaurant West Regional: RAM Restaurant & Big Horn Brewery South Regional: Buffalo Wild Wings Descript