Ann Curry Sobbed While Announcing That She's Leaving "Today"
As expected, ANN CURRY announced that she was leaving the "Today" show yesterday . . . and as expected, she was FORCED OUT.
--Fighting through tears on the show, she said, quote, "This is not easy to say, but today is going to be my last morning as a regular co-host of 'Today'. I will still be a part of the 'Today' show family but I'm going to have a new title and a new role.
--"This is not as I expected, to ever leave this couch after 15 years . . . but [they're] giving me some fancy new titles, which essentially mean that I'm going to get tickets to every big story [NBC News] covers, with a terrific team of my choosing . . .
--"For all of you who saw me as a groundbreaker, I'm sorry I couldn't carry the ball over the finish line, but, man, I DID TRY."
--MATT LAUER said that Ann has "the biggest heart in the business," and he talked about some of the "extraordinary" work she did that he'll "never forget."
--There's no official word on her replacement, but it sounds like it's going to be SAVANNAH GUTHRIE. In the future, you'll see Ann all over NBC . . . that includes "NBC Nightly News", "Dateline", "Rock Center" and even the "Today" show.
Kelly Osbourne Got Drunk on That Plane Because She Was Reading About Multiple Sclerosis
KELLY OSBOURNE says she got drunk and had a breakdown on a plane because she was reading about multiple sclerosis which her brother Jack was just diagnosed with.
--She says, quote, "It was on an empty stomach, and before I got on the plane a gentleman came up to me and asked me how my brother was doing and told me about his brother having MS and directed me towards a website.
--"On the plane I started looking at the website. It described how bad certain cases of MS got, and it made me lose it because I've sat through my mother having breast cancer, my dad almost dying from a bike accident, and now it's my brother who's my best friend.
--"I lost it."
--Kelly . . . who's been to rehab . . . said she didn't get too out of control . . . quote, "It's not like I was [effing] claiming there was a colonial woman on the wing.
--"Like I was so out of it they had to land the plane or something. I got drunk on a plane, big deal."
--She added, quote, "Yes, I still drink and I've always said that. I do have the occasional drink. I'm not using [drugs], I haven't. I won't. I'm not going to do that."
Kendall and Kylie Jenner Are Going to Write a Fantasy Novel
This is YOUR FAULT, America. You could have ignored the Kardashians when you had the chance. But you didn't . . . and now THIS is happening:
--16-year-old KENDALL JENNER and her 14-year-old sister KYLIE are about to become AUTHORS.
--They're going to write a young adult fantasy novel about, quote, "two sisters on a journey filled with terror, mystery, drama and love." It takes place 200 years from now in a dystopian . . . (a.k.a. "Hunger Games" rip-off). . . future.
--Kendall says, quote, "Kylie and I love the creative challenge and are thrilled to have been given the opportunity to share this story."
--Kylie added, quote, "We can't wait to share these characters and the world we created with readers everywhere. We are so excited!"
--There's no word on a title. The book will be out next summer.
Jessica Simpson Says Weight Watchers Isn't Pressuring Her to Lose Weight
Despite what the gossip rags might be reporting, JESSICA SIMPSON says there's no mad rush for her to lose weight.
--She says, quote, "Just so everyone knows . . . Weight Watchers hasn't put ANY pressure on me! I'm trying to be as healthy as I can be for myself and I feel great!"
Mark Wahlberg Goes to Bed by 9:00
FUNKY BUNCHleader MARKY MARK WAHLBERG probably never went to bed by 9:00 P.M. But for 41-year-old MARK WAHLBERG, that's bedtime.
--He says, quote, "You'd be amazed with what you can do once you stop drinking and going out at night . . . Today I was up at 4:30 A.M., played an hour and a half of basketball, then went upstairs.
--"We got the kids out of bed, got them off to school and I was at church by 7:45 A.M. These days I'm in bed by 9:00 P.M. at the latest."
New Movies This Weekend
Mark Wahlberg plays a guy who wished his teddy bear could talk when he was little . . . and actually GOT his wish. But now they're both grown up, and his foul-mouthed bear is causing trouble with his new girlfriend . . . so 'Ted' has to move out on his own.
--It's the first movie from Seth MacFarlane, the guy behind "Family Guy", who also does the voice of Ted. Mila Kunis is the girlfriend.
#2.) "Magic Mike"(R)Trailer and you'll find the R-RATED trailer here.
Channing Tatum's stripping movie is based on the TRUE story of his brief stint as a male stripper before he was famous. But he doesn't play himself, Alex Pettyfer from "I Am Number Four" does. Channing plays his mentor . . . Magic Mike.
--Matthew McConaughey is the club owner, and he gets up on stage to dance too. The other strippers are Joe Manganiello from "True Blood", Adam Rodriguez from "CSI: Miami", Matt Bomer from "White Collar", and rassler Kevin Nash as Tarzan.
Eugene Levy enters witness protection with his wife, mother, and two kids after his firm is caught laundering money for the mob, and they all end up at Madea's house. Denise Richards plays his trophy wife, and Doris Roberts is his senile mother.
--The cast also includes Romeo, Marla Gibbs from "The Jeffersons", John Amos from "Good Times" and, of course, Tyler Perry as Madea, Joe and nephew Brian.
Has "Bachelorette" Emily Maynard Found Love . . . with Host Chris Harrison?
EMILY MAYNARD is down to FOUR guys on "The Bachelorette". Shooting has already wrapped, but the finale won't air until next month.
--"Star" magazine claims Emily HAS found love on the show . . . but not with one of the remaining bachelors. They say she's "madly in love" with host CHRIS HARRISON.
--In addition to anonymous "insiders," they have quotes from VIENNA GIRARDI, who won "The Bachelor" the season before Emily did.
--Vienna says, quote, "From the beginning, I always said there was no way Emily was really going to end up with one of the guys because she really wanted to be with Chris, and it was obvious he wanted to be with her too.
--"I vacationed with Chris and his family in St. Lucia, and I know him well. He was never with his wife. He's such a flirt." (--Last month, Chris and his wifeannouncedthey were splitting up after 18 years of marriage.)
--Vienna doesn't stop there. She adds, quote, "I GUARANTEE Emily and Chris will end up together in the end. If she gets engaged to another man, the show will probably spin it as a love triangle."
--"Star" also claims Emily and Chris "backed up the romance rumors" last month, when Emily Tweeted a picture of them together at the "Dancing with the Stars" finale, with the caption: Quote, "I had so much fun with @ChrisBHarrison tonight."
--Chris re-Tweeted it, and said, quote, "Great night with my friend."
Jennifer Aniston is Not Engaged
JENNIFER ANISTON was spotted earlier this week with a diamond on her right hand. And even though an engagement ring is supposed to be worn on the LEFT ring finger, people were speculating that she and JUSTIN THEROUX were engaged.
--They're not. According to "People" magazine, that diamond is a ring she's had . . . and worn . . . on and off for years. She does have a gold band on her left hand, and Justin has a matching one.
--But they've had them since they started dating and they're NOT engagement rings.
Oprah Winfrey Will Appear on "Keeping Up with the Kardashians"
"Us" magazine says OPRAH WINFREY has agreed to appear on an episode of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians". There's no airdate yet.
--Oprah just interviewed the whole family for "Oprah's Next Chapter". She claimed she had to do a "Kardashian Kram" because she hadn't seen their shows before the interview.
--But "Us" says Oprah became "so enamored" with the family that she signed a release to allow footage of her to be used on the show.
Paris Hilton Got Knocked Into a Wall During a Scuffle With the Paparazzi
PARIS HILTON got knocked into a wall Tuesday night during a scuffle with the paparazzi in a parking garage.
--Paris was leaving a West Hollywood nightclub with some friends, when a cameraman got a little too close for her taste.
--Paris' people tried to grab the guy's camera, and he got pushed into Paris and she hit the wall. She wasn't injured, and police weren't called.
Ryan Reynolds is the New "Highlander"
There can be only one: And it's RYAN REYNOLDS! Ryan has scored the lead in a remake of "Highlander".
--The original came out in 1986, and starred CHRISTOPHER LAMBERT as an immortal warrior fighting villains throughout time. SEAN CONNERY was his Obi-Wan Kenobi, and CLANCY BROWN played his arch-enemy.
--Sure, the original was a little cheesy, but in a GOOD way. And it was popular enough to spawn FOUR sequels, two TV series, an animated series, an animated movie and numerous novels and comic books.
The Cast of "Magic Mike" Says There's No Such Thing as "Male Objectification"
A lot of women don't like being objectified. But some men . . . if not ALL OF THEM . . . welcome it. You can add the cast of the male stripper movie "Magic Mike" to that list.
--JOE MANGANIELLO says, quote, "There's no such thing as male objectification, and I think that's what we're exposing with this movie. It doesn't exist. We really don't care."
--ALEX PETTYFER adds, quote, "I want to be objectified, but I don't feel it . . . I don't think anyone gets tired of screaming girls."
Rihanna Had to Evacuate a London Hotel After Fire Broke Out
RIHANNA was among 300 guests who had to evacuate a London hotel yesterday, after fire broke out in an elevator shaft.
--Rihanna later Tweeted a picture of herself in a cab with the caption, "Roamin da streets since 6am! Fyah in da telly."
Some people think JENNY MCCARTHY shouldn't have posed nude for "Playboy" because she has a 10-year-old son. She doesn't agree.
--She says, quote, "I think he can find a lot worse available on the Internet these days. I think people make such a big deal sometimes about it, when I feel like it just comes down to how you raise your child and how you explain things to your kid."
--Jenny's son probably hasn't seen any of his mom's nude work yet, because she doesn't display it. She says, quote, "I don't have one [magazine] cover up, period. I mean, I don't even have my 'Rolling Stone' cover up.
--"It's like, who wants to look at themselves? I don't."
George Clooney is the Hottest Actor Over 50 . . . And Tom Hanks is the Nicest Guy in Hollywood
According to new polls by SodaHead.com, GEORGE CLOONEY is the Hottest Actor Over 50 . . . and TOM HANKS is the Nicest Guy in Hollywood.
--Here are the Top 5 Hottest Guys Over 50 . . .
#1.) George Clooney (51) 31%
#2.) Liam Neeson (60) 17%
#3.) Antonio Banderas (51) 14%
#4.) Colin Firth (51) 13%
#5.) Denzel Washington (57) 12%
--And here's the list of the Nicest Guys in Hollywood . . .
#1.) Tom Hanks, 36%
#2.) Will Smith, 14%
#3.) Neil Patrick Harris, 9%
#4.) (tie) Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling, 6%
#6.) Jason Segel, 4%
#7.) (tie) J.R. Martinez and Paul Rudd, 3%
#8.) "Other", 19%
"Hunger Games" Star Jennifer Lawrence Helped a Girl Who Passed Out in Front of Her Apartment Complex
"Hunger Games" minx JENNIFER LAWRENCE was walking her dog Monday when she noticed a girl passed out on the lawn in front of her apartment complex.
--Jennifer got right down on the ground to help out, and waited with her until paramedics arrived.
--Santa Monica Police say the girl was a juvenile, and alcohol may have been a factor.
Tom Arnold Says He Doesn't Want Anything to Do with Comedy Central's Roseanne Barr Roast
When Comedy Central announced they plan to roast ROSEANNE BARR this summer, speculation began that her ex-husband TOM ARNOLD might get involved.
--But that will NOT be happening. Tom's rep says, quote, "He has absolutely no interest in being a part of it." The rep adds that Tom doesn't talk to Roseanne anymore, and if Comedy Central calls, he'll turn them down.
Chris Brown and Drake Have Been Offered $1 Million to Box
CHRIS BROWN and DRAKE have been offered $1 million each to settle their differences in the boxing ring. Not that they ever would.
--But the offer is on the table courtesy of the Celebrity Boxing Foundation . . . the shady organization that offers "quality" fights involving "celebrities" like MICHAEL LOHAN, JOSE CANSECO and the OCTOMOM.
--The promoter says, quote, "Obviously they have a grudge. It's just three 1-minute rounds. No one will get seriously hurt."
One of Rihanna's Bodyguards Punched Out a Photographer
One of RIHANNA'S bodyguards punched out a photographer who apparently got a little too aggressive on Sunday night in London. And the whole thing was caught on video.
--The guy went down, and it's not clear from the video if he got up. Since there's video evidence, you have to assume he's going to sue.
As the Third Anniversary of Michael Jackson's Death Passes, Conrad Murray Still Isn't Sorry
Yesterday was the third anniversary of MICHAEL JACKSON'S death. So does the man who was held legally responsible for it have anything to say? Yes, he does . . . but one thing he WON'T say is that he's sorry.
--Murray spoke to E! News through his attorneys, and he said he DOES feel bad about one thing: He claims that he was trying to wean Michael OFF propofol.
--And in doing so, he basically deprived Michael of sleep the night before his death. This, according to the version of the story that Murray's lawyers told during his trial, led Michael to give HIMSELF that fatal dose of the anesthetic.
--He also considers it an INJUSTICE that he's behind bars, and says he does NOT owe the Jackson family an apology.
--In fact, he thinks Michael's family owes Michael an apology for burying him at Forest Lawn cemetery in Glendale, California.
--Murray says Michael wanted to be cremated and have his ashes spread in the Pacific Ocean. Supposedly, he didn't like California, and wouldn't have wanted to be bound there for eternity.
--As for how he's passing his time, Murray spends about 10 hours a day reading. He also plays a "word-of-the-day" game with his fellow inmates.
--When he gets out of prison, he plans to go back to practicing medicine, and wants to serve humanity in some way.
Did Two of the Guys in One Direction Kiss Onstage at a Recent Show?
Two members of ONE DIRECTION allegedly shared a nice kiss onstage during a concert in Houston on Sunday night.
--Here's what happened:
--HARRY STYLES, "The Hot One", walks over to NIALL HORAN, "The Blond One", after the group's performance of "What Makes You Beautiful". He grabs his shoulder, leans in, and "kisses" him.
--Or, he's just leaning in to tell him something . . . if that seems more likely.
--Neither of these guys has responded to this nonsense, but after the show, Niall Tweeted, quote, "Bedtime! Great show in Houston! Tired now! Sleepies!"
Did Steve Carell Help Out Behind the Counter at a Pizza Joint?
This sounds a little far-fetched, but I would LOVE for it to be true:
--The "National Enquirer" says STEVE CARELL went to a Hollywood pizza joint to pick up an order, and saw that the boss was all by himself and totally stressed because an employee never showed up.
--So Carell, quote, "jumped behind the counter, donned an apron and began answering the phone, taking orders from hungry patrons." He worked for about 45 minutes, until the guy got caught up. As a reward, he got his pizza for free.
Is Regis Philbin "In Talks" to Be Kathie Lee Gifford's New Co-Host on the "Today" Show?
If HODA KOTBreplacesANN CURRY as MATT LAUER'S co-host on the "Today" show, that might mean KATHIE LEE GIFFORD would be looking for a new partner for the fourth hour.
--And it was only a matter of time before someone came up with this:
--RadarOnline.com claims REGIS PHILBIN is "in talks" to take Hoda's spot . . . which would re-team him with Kathie Lee. Of course, they did "Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee" together for 12 years.
--Just last week, Regis filled in for Hoda. It was Regis and Kathie Lee's first time co-hosting a show together since Kathie Lee left"Live!" in 2000.
--An anonymous "insider" says NBC executives "absolutely love Regis" and, quote, "want to formally sign him to become a special contributor . . . [and] Regis would be the natural choice to replace Hoda."
--Well, of course they love Regis . . . and of course they'd like to reunite him with Kathie Lee. The question is: Would Regis be interested in this, less than a year after retiring from his own show with KELLY RIPA?
--There's no word on Regis' thoughts . . . officially or unofficially.
--Keep in mind this assumes that Ann IS being dumped . . . that Hoda IS replacing her, and IS leaving Kathie Lee . . . AND that Regis wants to spend his "retirement" riffing off Kathie Lee's tipsy banter. That's a lot of speculation.
Comedy Central Will Roast Roseanne Barr
ROSEANNE BARR will be the next target of the Comedy Central Roast series. The special tapes on August 4th . . . and will premiere on August 12th. (--There's no word on a host yet.)
--Roseanne released a statement saying, quote, "All I can say is good luck finding anything about me to make fun of . . . I mean, I've never made a mistake or offended anyone in my life!"
Alex Trebek Had a Heart Attack . . . But His People Say He Won't Die
ALEX TREBEK had a heart attack on Saturday, but his people say he's going to be okay. In fact, he's expected to recover in time to start filming the 29th season of "Jeopardy!" next month.
--Trebek is 71 years old, and this is his SECOND heart attack. He also had one in December of 2007. That one only kept him off the air for a few weeks.
Octomom Has a Boyfriend
NADYA SULEMAN has found herself a man.
--TMZ identifies him as FRANKIE G. He's a 23-year-old amateur bodybuilder, and they supposedly met in church. (--Nadya is 36.)
--Meanwhile . . . Nadya says she was HARASSED on a Virgin Airlines flight last week because of who she is.
--Nadya claims the flight attendants made her switch her seat for no reason, refused to bring her a complimentary beverage and even made her leave the bathroom . . . again, for no reason.
--She also claims she overheard them laughing at her.
"Kick-Ass" Star Aaron Johnson Has Married His Much-Older Girlfriend
22-year-old "Kick-Ass" star AARON JOHNSON married his 45-year-old girlfriend SAM TAYLOR-WOOD this past Thursday in England.
--The two met several years ago when Sam directed Aaron in a 2009 movie called "Nowhere Boy". They already have two daughters together. One will be two years old next month and the other is five months.
--The whole family will now use the last name Taylor-Johnson.
Does Madonna Have a "Sterilization Team" to Keep Crazy People from Stealing Her DNA?
Britain's "Daily Mirror" tabloid claims MADONNA has a "sterilization team" to keep crazy people from stealing her DNA. Supposedly, they "extreme clean" her dressing rooms after she leaves to remove any hair, skin or saliva.
--A Portuguese concert promoter says, quote, "We can only enter [her dressing room] after her sterilization team has left the room. There will not be any of her DNA, any hair or anything . . . it's all to protect her, and make her feel comfortable."
Johnny Depp Bought a Horse for Amber Heard
E! Online says that JOHNNY DEPP bought a horse for bisexual minx AMBER HEARD . . . apparently so they can ride together. Depp has been doing a lot of riding lately because he's playing Tonto in the new "Lone Ranger" movie.
--Amber was in "The Rum Diary" with Johnny and there have been plenty of fornication rumors since Johnny broke up with his longtime girlfriend VANESSA PARADIS.
None of the Humans are Coming Back for the Fourth "Transformers" Movie
Don't expect to see SHIA LABEOUF in the next "Transformers" movie. Or any of the other humans from the previous installments, either.
--Director MICHAEL BAY says, quote, "It's a new cast. We're moving on to something different."
--But this is NOT a reboot. Bay says, quote, "We're taking the story that you've seen . . . the story we've told in three movies already . . . and we're taking it in a new direction. But we're leaving those three as the history. It all still counts."
"Brave" Easily Topped the Box Office with $66.7 Million
The new Disney-Pixar movie "Brave" topped the box office this weekend with $66.7 million in ticket sales. That means Pixar is now 13-for-13 in movies opening at #1.
--The offbeat horror movie "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" made $16.5 million in 3rd place . . . and STEVE CARELL'S romantic comedy "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" bombed with just $3.8 million in 10th place. Here are this week's Top 10:
1.) (NEW) "Brave", $66.7 million.
2.) "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted", $20.2 million. Up to $158 million in its 3rd week.
KRIS JENNER is often accused of pimping out her daughters. But was she an ACTUAL PIMP?
--There's a rumor going around today that Kris was actually behind KIM KARDASHIAN'S sex tape. And she even made Kim and RAY J re-shoot it because the first one wasn't good enough.
--This "information" comes from a woman named Myla Sinanaj. KRIS HUMPHRIES nailed her after he and Kim broke up. She says Humphries told her about Kris Jenner's involvement in the tape.
--Just how serious Humphries and Myla were is causing some commotion in Kris and Kim's divorce proceedings.
--Myla claims they were quite serious. And Humphries wants her to SHUT UP about that, because it makes him look like a scumbag who moved on from Kim immediately, rather than someone who was backstabbed, dumbfounded and heartbroken when Kim left him.
--Kim's lawyers may very well want to talk to Myla before their divorce battle hits the courtroom. But Humphries says Myla was just a BOOTY CALL.
Did "The View" Give Whoopi Goldberg More Paid Vacation Days for Her "Barbara Fatigue"?
The "National Enquirer" reports that WHOOPI GOLDBERG and BARBARA WALTERS are engaged in a, quote, "BLOOD FEUD." (--Which would still sound melodramatic even if they were literally holding knives to each other's throats.)
--And it's so bad that Whoopi almost left "The View".
--A "source" says, quote, "Whoopi despises Barbara so much that Whoopi almost didn't sign [a] new contract.
--"But ABC really wanted her to stay on as moderator, so they offered her 10 paid 'mental health' days as a perk to use when she's having 'Barbara fatigue.’”
"American Idol" Runner-Up Jessica Sanchez Is in Talks to Guest Star on Multiple Episodes of "Glee"
"American Idol" runner-up JESSICA SANCHEZ is in talks to guest star on "multiple episodes" of "Glee" next season. Assuming everything goes through, she'll make her debut midway through the show's upcoming fourth season.
--There are no details on her character yet.
--She would join SARAH JESSICA PARKER and KATE HUDSON, who previously signed on to do a few episodes this coming season.
Wham! Is Not Reuniting for Their 30th Anniversary Next Week
GEORGE MICHAEL says he has NO PLANS to reunite with ANDREW RIDGELEY for a WHAM! concert next weekend.
--This was in response to a report in Britain's "Daily Mirror" tabloid, which claimed that they were reuniting for a "one-off pop extravaganza" to mark the 30th anniversary of their first hit single, "Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do)".
--Obviously, this is a crushing blow to gullible Wham! fans everywhere . . . but on the bright side, George is releasing a new solo single called "White Light" next week.
Would You Be Interested in a Giant KISS Photo Book . . . for $4,300?
KISS is accepting pre-orders for a new oversized photo book called "Monster".
--The book itself is a monster . . . it's three feet tall. And it'll also take a monster bite out of your wallet. It costs . . . are you ready for this? $4,299!
--Before you get too hysterical, you should know two things: One, shipping is free. (???) Two, if you act fast and order one of the first 75 copies . . . you'll get a discount and "only" have to pay $3,499.
--In all, they're only making 1,000 copies of this book. So, it'll remain collectible . . . and KISS will still end up making around $4 MILLION off it . . . if they all sell.
Jeff Daniels Says the "Dumb & Dumber" Sequel Isn't Happening
It was pretty obvious when JIM CARREY backed out of the "Dumb & Dumber" sequel that it wasn't going to happen. But JEFF DANIELS made it clear when a paparazzi scumbag asked him about it Wednesday night.
--He said, quote, "It's on the Internet, we're not doing it . . . It's all over the Internet. It's not happening."
Alec Baldwin Attacks a Photographer After Getting His Marriage License
ALEC BALDWIN and his young fiancée Hilaria Thomas went to City Hall in Manhattan yesterday to get a marriage license. And on their way out, Alec marked the happy occasion by ATTACKING A PAPARAZZO.
--Alec went after "New York Daily News" photographer. Of course, when it comes to the details, Santos and Baldwin have very different accounts.
--Santos was among several photographers outside the building. He says Baldwin came out looking irate, and told everyone to step back . . . which they did. But that didn't pacify him.
--Baldwin allegedly grabbed one of the other photographers, and Santos said, quote, "Don't touch him." That's when Baldwin went after Santos.
--He says, quote, "I knew he was going to attack me. I stepped back, and he kept coming.
--"He comes after me, starts shoving and punching me, one time, right in the chin. And then he started shoving me, and pushing me. Then he goes the other way."
--Another photographer who witnessed the chaos says, quote, "He was like crazy, you know? There was an eruption of mad . . . You're going to get a marriage license, you should be happy. What happened with this guy?"
--Baldwin's rep gave his side of the story.
--He said, quote, "As Alec and his fiancée were leaving City Hall, a 'civilian' walking in front of Alec positioned himself to obstruct the view of a photographer aggressively trying to shoot the couple.
--"The photographer was clearly frustrated, pushed past the bystander and assaulted Alec with his camera. There were no punches thrown, and any subsequent physical contact was simply Alec protecting himself."
--Alec also addressed the situation on Twitter yesterday. He said, quote, "A 'photographer' almost hit me in the face with his camera this morning. #allpaparazzishouldbewaterboarded."
--He added, quote, "I suppose if the offending paparazzi was wearing a hoodie and I shot him, it would all blow over."
Bobby Brown Got Married Monday . . . Bobbi Kristina Wasn't There
BOBBY BROWN married his girlfriend Alicia Etheredge in Honolulu on Monday. Almost all of his kids were there, including his 3-year-old son with Alicia.
--The only one who wasn't there was BOBBI KRISTINA . . . his daughter with WHITNEY HOUSTON. She was shooting her reality show in New York City . . . and sources say they're not on very good terms anyway.
Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis Have Broken Up
JOHNNY DEPP and VANESSA PARADIS denied all those rumors that their 14-year relationship was in trouble. They LIED.
--Johnny's publicist confirmed yesterday that they have, quote, "amicably separated."
--Johnny and Vanessa started dating in 1998, but they never got married. They have a 13-year-old daughter named Lily-Rose and a 10-year-old son named Jack. Johnny is 49 . . . Vanessa is 39.
--Some people are blaming the split on Johnny's "Rum Diaries" co-star AMBER HEARD . . . who is deliciously bisexual.
Charlie Sheen Blames Dave Chappelle for His Firing From "Two and a Half Men"
In the new issue of "Playboy", CHARLIE SHEEN explains whose fault it was that he got fired from "Two and a Half Men". And it's . . . DAVE CHAPPELLE. (???)
--Remember: Charlie's whole meltdown . . . all that "winning" and "tiger blood" nonsense . . . started when Charlie was hospitalized following several days of crazy, nonstop partying at his house.
--But he wasn't hospitalized over substance abuse like everyone assumed . . . it was a hernia. And it was Chappelle who caused the hernia.
--Charlie says, quote, "It was because of a Dave Chappelle sketch. Remember the scene where he's a blind white supremacist who doesn't know he's black? It's [effing] hilarious.
--"I'd never seen it, and I laughed myself into a hernia. That is 100% true. It's his fault. There you go. Dave Chappelle cost me my job."
(--Charlie is referring to the "Clayton Bigsby" sketch from Season 1 of "Chappelle's Show".
Kristen Stewart is Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actress
KRISTEN STEWART has something to smile about today. Forbes has named her Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actress.
--Over the past 12 months, Kristen has banked $34.5 million. Thanks mainly to "Twilight", of course . . . with an assist from "Snow White and the Huntsman".
--CAMERON DIAZ ran a close second with $34 million. Believe it or not, a good bit of that came from "Bad Teacher", which was a pretty big hit. Cameron took a smaller salary in exchange for a cut of the profits, and it paid off. Here's the Top 10:
#1.) Kristen Stewart, $34.5 million
#2.) Cameron Diaz, $34 million
#3.) Sandra Bullock, $25 million
#4.) Angelina Jolie, $20 million
#5.) Charlize Theron, $18 million
#6.) Julia Roberts, $16 million
#7.) Sarah Jessica Parker, $15 million
#8.) (tie) Meryl Streep and Kristen Wiig, $12 million
Did Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" Pull a Young Girl Out of a Coma?
For some people, being in a coma would offer a welcome reprieve from constantly hearing ADELE'S"Rolling in the Deep"everywhere you go.
--But apparently, a seven-year-old British girl actually NEEDED to hear it again . . . because the song is being credited with helping pull her out of one.
--Back in April, Charlotte Neve went into a coma after suffering a brain hemorrhage. Her doctors didn't think she'd make it . . . but things changed about a week later when "Rolling in the Deep" came on the hospital's radio.
--Charlotte's mom Leila says she decided to sing along because Charlotte loved the song . . . and that's when Charlotte woke up.
--Leila says, quote, "Charlotte started smiling, and I couldn't believe it. It was the first time she had reacted to anything since the hemorrhage. The nurses were astounded and told me to keep singing, and she smiled again.
--"The nurses said it was like I 'unlocked her' and from that day she started getting better and better . . . it was a miracle."
Kim Kardashian Would Like to Be Artificially Inseminated and Be Like Mary Giving Birth to Jesus
If you missed "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" on Sunday, then you missed a moment that's causing a bit of unnecessary controversy. KIM KARDASHIAN talked about wanting to have a baby by age 40.
--And she said if she didn't have a man in her life at the time, she'd be artificially inseminated. Then she said, quote, "I would feel like Mary, like Jesus is my baby, you know?"
Today’s Hollywood Hook Up: Scarlett Johansson and Bradley Cooper???
SCARLETT JOHANSSON and BRADLEY COOPER allegedly dated last year, when they played love interests in the movie "He's Just Not That Into You". And now they might be seeing each other again.
--They were spotted having dinner recently at the Bel Air Hotel, and a source says, quote, "It was pretty obvious they are into each other.
--"Bradley seemed almost distracted by Scarlett's beauty, especially since she was wearing a very low cut dress, and Scarlett was totally working her charms. She kept flipping her hair when she laughed at his jokes.
--"It seemed pretty obvious they totally have the hots for each other."
Mike Tyson Is Coming to Broadway
MIKE TYSON wants his next knockout to be on Broadway.
--The former boxer announced Monday that he will team up with director SPIKE LEE to bring his one-man show, "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth," to the Longacre Theatre.
--It will run for six nights only, July 31 to Aug. 5.
Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford Will Reunite on the "Today" Show
KATHIE LEE GIFFORD has announced that REGIS PHILBIN will fill in for HODA KOTB as her co-host on the "Today" show tomorrow.
--They've appeared on each other's shows over the years . . . but this will be the first time that they've actually co-hosted a show together since Kathie Lee left "Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee" in 2000.
--Kathie Lee said, quote, "For the first time in 12 years Regis is going to co-host with me . . . he's in rare form . . . we're just going to let him show up and let the sparks fly. Should be fun!"
It's Official: Arsenio Hall Is Getting Another Late Night Talk Show
After ARSENIO HALL won "Celebrity Apprentice" last month, we heard several networks were interested in bringing him back to late-night TV.
--Well, he IS getting another shot. Yesterday, Arsenio said he's launching a syndicated late night talk show in September of NEXT year. There's no title yet.
--Arsenio added, quote, "In the end I'm a comic, and nothing fits the talk-show mode like a stand-up comic. I know there are a lot of shows, but I think there's a space for my show."
(--The original "Arsenio Hall Show" ran in syndication from 1989 to 1994.)
One Person Was Killed in a Stage Collapse Before a Radiohead Concert
RADIOHEAD was supposed to play an outdoor show in Toronto on Saturday evening, but it was canceled after a portion of the stage collapsed earlier in the afternoon.
--One person was killed, and three more suffered non-life threatening injuries.
--The man who died was a member of Radiohead's road crew. The band posted a Facebook message saying, quote, "We have all been shattered by the loss of Scott Johnson, our friend and colleague.
--"He was a lovely man, always positive, supportive and funny . . . a highly skilled and valued member of our great road crew. We will miss him very much. Our thoughts and love are with Scott's family and all those close to him."
--According to reports, his body was trapped when "a scaffolding-type structure collapsed about 40 to 60 feet above the stage. Officials are still investigating what happened . . . but there were no storms or strong winds in the area at the time.
--If there's a bright side, it's that the gates weren't officially open yet. Obviously, the situation could've been much worse if the venue had been filled to capacity. The show was sold out, and more than 40,000 fans were expected.
Lindsay Lohan Made Light of Her "Exhaustion" on Twitter This Weekend
I wonder how many more years we're going to be starting LINDSAY LOHAN stories with the phrase "Here we go again"? Because guess what? Here we go again . . .
--On Friday morning, paramedics rushed to Lindsay's hotel room because someone called 911 after knocking on her door and not getting an answer.
--But this might be one of those rare cases with Lindsay where it's not as bad as it seems. Her rep says she was just EXHAUSTED.
--Here's his statement . . . quote, "She was on set at 7:00 P.M. [the previous night] and worked through the night until 8:00 A.M.
--"She took a nap before shooting her final scene. Producers were concerned when she did not come out of her room and called paramedics as a precaution. Lindsay was examined and is fine, but did suffer some exhaustion and dehydration."
--Lindsay was NOT hospitalized, and was back on the set later that day. She also tried to make light of the situation on Twitter Saturday.
--She said, quote, "Note to self.. After working 85 hours in 4 days, and being up all night shooting, be very aware that you might pass out from exhaustion & 7 paramedics MIGHT show up @ your door...
--"Hopefully they're cute. Otherwise it would be a real let down."
Julianne Hough Said "Love You" to Ryan Seacrest on His Radio Show & He Did Not Reciprocate
JULIANNE HOUGH was on her boyfriend RYAN SEACREST'S radio show on Friday to promote her new movie"Rock of Ages".
--At the end of the interview, Ryan said, quote, "I'm very proud of you. Go see Julianne in the movie. Thanks, Darling."
--And then it happened. Julianne put Ryan on the spot in front of his entire listening audience when she said, quote, "All right. Love you. Bye."
--And did Ryan rise to the challenge? Nope. His response was . . . and I quote . . . "Bye." (!!!)
--After taking some ribbing from staffers in the studio, Ryan said he didn't say "I love you" back because, quote, "you guys won't shut up!"
"Rock of Ages" and "That's My Boy" Flopped at the Box Office
Father's Day weekend wasn't kind to the new comedies at the box office. TOM CRUISE'S"Rock of Ages" made just $15 million in 3rd place . . . and ADAM SANDLER'S"That's My Boy" did even worse with $13 million in 5th place.
--Instead, the holdovers from last week took the top spots once again. "Madagascar 3" won the weekend with $35.5 million . . . and"Prometheus" bagged another $20.2 million in 2nd place. Here are this week's Top 10 movies . . .
1.) "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted", $35.5 million. Up to $120 million in its 2nd week.
2.) "Prometheus", $20.2 million. Up to $88.9 million in its 2nd week.
3.) (NEW) "Rock of Ages", $15.1 million.
4.) "Snow White and the Huntsman", $13.8 million. Up to $123 million in its 3rd week.
5.) (NEW) "That's My Boy", $13 million.
Nobody Is Remaking "Twilight" Yet
Believe it or not, there are already rumors that "Twilight" movie studio Summit Entertainment is planning a REBOOT of the franchise. (--The last movie in the series doesn't even come out until November.)
--Obviously, this is complete B.S. And Summit issued a statement saying, quote, "We are not remaking 'Twilight'. We will happily support [author] STEPHANIE MEYER if she decides to proceed in any way. But this will be the last one unless that should change."
Chris Brown Got a Cut on His Chin After a Huge Nightclub Brawl That Somehow Involved Drake and Meek Mill
CHRIS BROWN ended up with a nasty gash on his chin after a crazy nightclub brawl early yesterday morning that somehow involved DRAKE and rapper MEEK MILL.
--Here's what we know:
--Brown was with his crew in the VIP section of a Manhattan club called W.i.P. Drake and Meek Mill were hanging at another table.
--Brown sent a bottle of champagne to Drake's table . . . and that's when things got crazy. It's also where the details get sketchy.
--According to some reports, Drake sent the bottle back along with a note that said, quote, "I'm [effing] the love of your life, deal with it." That was obviously a reference to RIHANNA. Drake dated her for a while after Brown beat her up in 2009.
--Some people claim that Drake then went to Brown's table, where words were exchanged. Then Drake punched Brown in the face and cracked him with the bottle, cutting his chin.
--From there, both guys' entourages went at each other and tore the club apart.
--The brawl broke out sometime after 4:00 in the morning. Police were called, but by the time they got there, Brown, Drake and Meek Mill were all gone.
--About five people were injured in the fight, and at least two of them ended up with gnarly head injuries.
--One of Brown's bodyguards got gashed pretty good. And a female tourist from Australia who just happened to be in the club at the time got hit in the head with a stray bottle. She ended up getting stitches at a nearby hospital.
--After the fight, Brown Tweeted a picture of the cut on his chin, along with the message, quote, "How u party wit rich [N-words] that hate? Lol. Throwing bottles like girls? #shameonya!" He later removed the picture.
--Chris' rep released the following statement yesterday . . . quote, "Chris, Karrueche [Tran] and his friends were victims of a brutal attack last night at WIP. They sustained several injuries.
--"Chris and his party are cooperating with New York authorities who are pursuing this incident further."
--Drake's rep says Drake was NOT involved in the scuffle. He said, quote, "Drake did not participate in any wrongdoing of any kind last night at W.i.P. He was on his way out of the club when the altercation began.
--"He did not engage in any activity which resulted in injury to person or damage to property."
--There ARE reports that Drake got both entourages all worked up, but TOOK OFF before any actual fighting started. Some say it was actually Meek Mill who went over to Brown's table and cracked him.
--But yesterday, Brown Tweeted, quote, "Me and @MeekMill ain't on that bull[crap]. Real respect Real…." And Meek Tweeted that he, quote, "wasn't even really in" the fight.
Simon Cowell Says Britney Spears Isn't Unstable . . . He Is
Is BRITNEY SPEARS too unstable to judge "X Factor"? It's becoming the biggest question of our time. Here's the latest:
--When questioned by the paparazzi, SIMON COWELL said, quote, "No, she's not unstable. I'm the one who's unstable! She's working out great. All these reports that we've fallen out are nonsense. She's doing a great job . . . she's a tough judge."
Kevin Costner Defeated Stephen Baldwin in That Court Case Over Costner's Oil Spill Cleanup Device
KEVIN COSTNER has defeated STEPHEN BALDWIN in a court case that started with the BP oil spill.
--As you may recall, Costner is heavily invested in the manufacturer of a device that cleans up oil spills.
--Baldwin was invested in that company, too. But he claims Costner DUPED him into selling his shares right before the company scored a $52 million contract to help clean up the BP spill.
--He and another defendant sued Costner for $17 million. The case went to trial, and yesterday a verdict was reached. Costner won. He said, quote, "My name means more to me than money and that's why we didn't settle."
R. Kelly Owes $4.8 Million in Back Taxes
The IRS is after R. KELLY for $4.8 MILLION in back taxes. They say he owes for every year from 2005 to 2010.
--Kelly's rep says, quote, "R. Kelly is in the process of working everything out with the government and is confident that all his obligations will be satisfied."
Fans Are Giving Robert Pattinson Toothpicks to Help Him Quit Smoking
Ever since ROBERT PATTINSON quit smoking, fans have been giving him TOOTHPICKS to help him deal.
--In an interview that was just published in the British edition of "GQ", Rob said, quote, "I quit smoking the other day and didn't even really [realize] that I'd said anything about it. I've been chewing these [effing] toothpicks all the time.
--"Someone noticed in Cannes and literally the next day in Lisbon, then in Paris and in Berlin there were about 20 people on the red carpet giving me huge amounts of toothpicks. Thousands of them.
--"It's funny: there are certain things that get picked up on really quickly . . . I don't even remember saying it in an interview but I must have said it somewhere. That was kind of strange."
New Movies This Weekend: Tom Cruise in "Rock of Ages", and an Adam Sandler Father's Day Comedy:
#1.) "Rock of Ages"(PG-13)
It's a movie version of the Broadway musical, based on the rock and hair-band music of the '80s and directed by the guy who did "Hairspray".
--Tom Cruise plays a rock star doing a farewell concert at the club where his career began, to keep it from being shut down. And he does all his own singing.
#2.) "That's My Boy"(R)
Just in time for Father's Day, Adam Sandler plays a guy who impregnated his teacher when he was 13. After he gets in trouble with the IRS, he reconnects with the son they created. Andy Samberg from "SNL" plays his son.
Britney Spears is the Sexiest Woman in Music . . . And Adam Lambert is the Sexiest Man
According to a new poll by Billboard.com, BRITNEY SPEARS is Music's Sexiest Woman. By a LANDSLIDE. Britney came away with 45% of the vote . . . followed by LADY GAGA with only 12%.
--Here's the Top 10, which accounts for a little over 90% of the vote:
#1.) Britney Spears, 45%
#2.) Lady Gaga, 12%
#3.) Beyonce, 8%
#4.) Rihanna, 6%
#5.) Katy Perry, 5%
#6.) Demi Lovato, 3.89%
#7.) Madonna, 3.75%
#8.) Jennifer Lopez, 3%
#9.) Nicki Minaj, 1.89%
#10.) Taylor Swift, 1.84%
For Music's Sexiest Men, the voting was a lot closer. ADAM LAMBERT "only" got 26% of the vote, while second-place finisherADAM LEVINE had 12%. (--That's a gap of 14%, as opposed to 33% for the ladies.)
--Here's the Top 10, which accounts for a little over 87% of the vote:
#1.) Adam Lambert, 26%
#2.) Adam Levine, 12%
#3.) Justin Bieber, 10%
#4.) Enrique Iglesias, 9.75%
#5.) Bill Kaulitz from Tokio Hotel, 8%
#6.) Bruno Mars, 5.9%
#7.) Jon Bon Jovi, 5.8%
#8.) Chris Brown, 5%
#9.) Usher, 3%
#10.) Drake, 2%
Russell Brand Says the Hardest Part of Divorce is the Paperwork
I assume everyone's going to consider this a slam on KATY PERRY . . . but I think it's more a case of RUSSELL BRAND just trying to clown.
--In an interview yesterday in Britain, Russell suggested that the hardest part of his divorce has been the PAPERWORK.
--He said, quote, "You just have to have acceptance of things. She's a person I love but this is a new time. Divorce is difficult because of the admin. A lot of admin!"
Madonna Flashed Her Butt in Italy . . . But At Least She Was Still Wearing Underwear
After exposing a nipple in Turkey last week, MADONNA flashed her cheeks to a crowd in Rome on Tuesday. But this time she didn't go fully nude. She was still wearing a tiny pair of panties.
--It was during the same song, "Human Nature", and it looked like she was teasing another nipple-flash before she pulled down her pants and turned her back to the crowd.
Kanye West Did NOT Tweet a Nude Photo of Kim Kardashian
There was a photo going around of a nude woman with long, black hair sitting down with her back to the camera. And people were saying that it was a picture of KIM KARDASHIAN that KANYE WEST had accidentally Tweeted.
--NOT TRUE. In fact, it's not even Kim. It's a MATTRESS ACTRESS named AMIA MILEY . . . and she says SHE Tweeted that picture last year.
Oprah Has Not Been Keeping Up With The Kardashians
The KARDASHIANS will appear on "Oprah's Next Chapter" this Sunday. The interview taped on Tuesday . . . and Oprah says she had to STUDY UP on the family before she got started.
(--Apparently, she does NOT keep up with the Kardashians.)
--In a Facebook post, Oprah said, quote, "I had never met them, nor seen the show. I did a full on 'Kardashian Kram' in preparation, watching major shows from every season.
--"I genuinely wanted to know why they have become a cultural phenomenon.
--"Why do so many people love to watch their every move . . . and why do so many others love to hate them. Are they completely ego-centered?
--"Are they really 'famous for being famous' or is there something more? I 'got it' . . . those answers and more."
Christina Applegate is NOT Confirmed for the "Anchorman" Sequel, But She Wants In
We'd heard that CHRISTINA APPLEGATE was on board for the "Anchorman" sequel. Well, it turns out she's NOT . . . but she wants in badly.
--She says, quote, "I really don't know the status or if it's all going to happen. Of course I would love to be there. They know that. The world knows that. Why would I not want to? It's the best job I've ever had.
--"They know that I want to be there. Even if it's just a walk-on."
Former President George H.W. Bush "Doesn't Know Much About The Bieber"
Former President GEORGE H.W. BUSH . . . that's George Bush Senior . . . is NOT infected with Bieber Fever. In fact, he isn't quite sure what "THE BIEBER" is.
--This came out in an interview with his granddaughter Jenna Bush Hager for the "Today" show. Bush was talking about how he was "a sock man," and Jenna said that JUSTIN BIEBER was also into socks.
--Bush responded, quote, "Bieb? Is he a sock man? I don't know much about the Bieber. Never see him, I don't know what he does."
--Jenna tried to get him up to speed by singing a few lines from "Baby" . . . but Bush wasn't impressed. He said, quote, "Is that his song? I don't think I'd like it."
Lindsay Lohan Had Alcohol In Her Trunk When She Wrecked on Friday
When LINDSAY LOHAN wrecked a Porsche by running it into the back of a dump truck last Friday, she had BOOZE in the car with her.
--That's what so-called "law enforcement sources" told TMZ, anyway. There's no word what it was, but it was in a plastic water bottle. (--So my guess is vodka, since she was obviously trying to pretend it was water.)
--Luckily for Lindsay, the alcohol was in the TRUNK . . . which means she didn't break the law. If it had been found inside the car, it would have been an open container violation.
--And even though there probably SHOULD be at this point, there is no law against Lindsay drinking.
David Arquette Has Filed for Divorce from Courteney Cox
It looks like DAVID ARQUETTE is finally trying to grow up. Yesterday, we heard that he finally got his bar mitzvah at the age of 40. And today we get the news that he has filed for divorce from COURTENEY COX.
--David filed on Friday, right before going to Israel and becoming a man. He cited the classically ambiguous "irreconcilable differences", and asked for joint custody of their daughter Coco . . . who turns 8 today.
--David actually signed the papers in late March, meaning he's been holding onto them . . . and his fear of a life without Courteney . . . for almost three months.
Kobe Bryant and His Wife Are Trying to Reconcile
Whether you believe in divorce or not, you have to admit: Some people just need to cut ties. Like KOBE BRYANT and his wifeVANESSA. It seemed like it was really going to happen this year, too. Except now the divorce is on hold.
--TMZ says they're trying to reconcile, and they've been spending a lot of time together. But Kobe hasn't officially moved back in with her.
Will Lady Gaga Wear a Hat Made Out of Live Cockroaches?
Britain's "Sun" tabloid reports that LADY GAGA has asked her designers to create a hat for her that's made out of LIVE COCKROACHES.
--A "source" says, quote, "She wants to incorporate them in a headpiece by having them crawling around inside a netted cage."
--"The Sun" claims she wants to do it because, quote, "She's grown fond of [cockroaches] since being informed of a study which proved they respond to her music more than songs by any other artist." (???)
--But a rep for Lady Gaga tells GossipCop.com this is "untrue."
Betty White Meets With President Obama
BETTY WHITE met with PRESIDENT OBAMA at the White House on Monday.
--In an interview yesterday, Betty said, quote, "It was a thrill to be with Mr. Obama. But the big thrill was being with Bo, their dog. He's the cutest guy you've ever seen in your life. I spent a half-hour with him on my lap."
Alyson Hannigan Had Her Baby
It's amazing that she was able to keep it a secret this long, but actress ALYSON HANNIGAN gave birth to a baby girl on May 23rd.
--This is the second child for Alyson and her husband, actor ALEXIS DENISOF. They named her Keeva Jane Denisof. They also have a 3-year-old daughter named Satyana.
Lindsay Lohan May Have Lied to Police About Her Accident
And here we go again: LINDSAY LOHAN may have LIED to the cops who were investigating her accident on Friday.
--Police reportedly showed up at the hospital where Lindsay was being treated after she rear-ended that truck Friday morning . . . and they asked her what happened.
--According to TMZ, she told them that her ASSISTANT was driving. Obviously, that wasn't true. And the assistant had already told the cops that Lindsay was the driver.
--Could this mean more legal trouble for Lindsay? Well, lying to police IS a crime. And remember, she may have finished her DUI probation, but she's still on probation for stealing that necklace.
--So she could be facing punishment for both the lie itself AND for a probation violation.
--Here's another interesting wrinkle: A separate source claims that the producers of that ELIZABETH TAYLOR movie had to jump through some serious hoops just to get Lindsay insured so she could join the cast.
--One concession they had to make was that Lindsay COULD NOT DRIVE. So it sounds like the guy in the Escalade who had been following Lindsay was a DRIVER provided by the production.
--Since Lindsay decided that SHE was going to drive on Friday, all he could do was follow her.
Snooki Wants to Breastfeed . . . Even Though "It's Like You're a Cow"
SNOOKI wants her son to breast feed, even though she's a little worried about the whole breastfeeding process.
--She told "Good Morning America", quote, "I'm just scared. My friend did and she said it was so painful . . . but I definitely want to pump because it's the best nutrients for the baby."
--Even pumping has its downside . . . quote, "It's kind of like you're a cow and you're just milking."
--She also revealed the kid's name . . . quote, "I think we're going to do 'Lorenzo'. Because then you can call him 'Enzo'."
Celebrity Breakups: Denise Richards and Richie Sambora
If CHARLIE SHEEN really wants another chance with ex-wife DENISE RICHARDS again, now's the time to make a move.
--Denise has broken up with BON JOVI guitarist RICHIE SAMBORA once again.
--Last week, Richie was scheduled to present at the CMT Awards, so Denise went with him. But something went wrong. A source says, quote, "They had an epic argument and Denise told Richie she couldn't continue the relationship any longer."
--Richie ended up flying back to Los Angeles before the show, and Denise walked the red carpet alone.
David Arquette Went to Israel for the Travel Channel . . . And Had His Bar Mitzvah
A funny thing happened to DAVID ARQUETTE when he went to Israel to film a segment for the Travel Channel series "Mile High". At 41 years of age, he finally had his bar mitzvah.
--He Tweeted, quote, "I had my Bar Mitzvah today at the [Western Wall]. Finally I'm a man."
--Arquette's mother is Jewish, but he and his siblings weren't raised in a religious environment.
A Teenager in Australia Had a Seizure During a Gory Scene in "Prometheus"
(--WARNING!!! This story contains a small SPOILER.)
A teenage boy in Australia suffered a SEIZURE and had to be rushed to the hospital during a particularly gory scene in"Prometheus".
--The scene in question involves NOOMI RAPACE giving herself an emergency C-section to pull an ALIEN out of her stomach. As far as we know, the kid is fine. But we haven't heard an update.
Scotty McCreery's Friends Call Him Hannah Montana
SCOTTY MCCREERY is a big deal to a lot of people . . . but not his buddies back home. They actually call him "Hannah Montana" because, like the character on the TV show, he leads two lives . . . the country star and the regular dude.
--Scotty says, quote, "My friends back at home call me the real-life Hannah Montana. For the most part I can go eat in my hometown or go bowling and not really be bothered, just a picture here and there. And I enjoy it."
Lindsay Lohan Ran a Porsche Into the Back of a Dump Truck and Totaled It
LINDSAY LOHAN had an accident on her way to the set of that ELIZABETH TAYLOR movie on Friday morning. She's fine, but the Porsche she was driving is TOTALED.
--Lindsay was driving, with a male assistant riding shotgun, when she rear-ended a dump truck. She and the assistant suffered minor injuries and were treated at a nearby hospital. The truck driver wasn't injured.
--The accident occurred at about 11:30 A.M. Lindsay was back on the set later that day.
--Let me answer your first question right off the bat: Lindsay was NOT under the influence.
--As for whose fault it was . . . well, some reports claim that Lindsay is blaming the truck driver for cutting her off. And a source told TMZ that she also said the Porsche's brakes didn't work when she tried to slam on them. (--The car was rented.)
--But the truck driver said he did NOT pull in front of Lindsay. He was just driving along when he felt her crash into him from behind.
--TMZ interviewed the guy, and he said Lindsay tried to GET AWAY after the accident.
--He said she was being followed by an Escalade, and after the collision, she and her assistant exited the Porsche and got into it.
--Before he got out, though, the assistant supposedly filled up a pink bag with something, then covered it with clothes and brought it with him.
--The driver of the Escalade and the assistant got out and approached the truck driver. They actually took him across the street and offered him CASH to drop the whole thing. But he told them he'd already called 911.
--Then they told him not to mention the pink bag to the cops.
Lady Gaga Suffered a Concussion on Stage After a Pole Fell on Her Head
LADY GAGA says she suffered a CONCUSSION while performing in New Zealand yesterday . . . after one of her dancers accidentally hit her in the head with a big pole.
--She continued performing even after being hit.
--Later, she told the crowd, quote, "I want to apologize. I did hit my head and I think I may have a concussion. But don't you worry, I will finish this show." She performed 16 more songs after that.
--After the show, Lady Gaga's makeup artist Tweeted, quote, "She has a concussion but she's going to be okay. She wants you to know she loves you. I'm taking care of her. [I] can't believe she finished the show."
Kim Kardashian Gave Kanye West a $750,000 Lamborghini for His Birthday
What did your girlfriend get you for your birthday? A 12-pack of Sam Adams? The "Die Hard" collection on DVD? Some homemade coupons for "free backrubs" that she'll be too tired to give every freakin' time you try to redeem one?
--Well, here's what KANYE WEST got from HIS girlfriend KIM KARDASHIAN: A $750,000 Lamborghini. (!!!) For those of you who know what this means, it's an Aventador LP 700-4. Kanye turned 35 on Friday.
Matthew McConaughey and His Girlfriend Got Married
MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY and his girlfriend CAMILA ALVES got married Saturday in a private ceremony on Matthew's estate in Austin, Texas. Even some of the guests didn't know about the wedding until the last minute.
--About 100 close family and friends were there. The only famous people who've been mentioned are fellow stoner WOODY HARRELSON and RICHARD LINKLATER, who directed Matthew in his breakout film, "Dazed and Confused".
--Tents were set up for any guests who wanted to stay the night. Many arrived early and made a weekend of it.
--But they weren't exactly roughing it. The tents were air-conditioned.
--Matthew and Camila have been together six years and have two kids together: A son named Levi who'll be 4 next month and a daughter named Vida who's 2. They got engaged on Christmas Day. (--Matthew is 42 . . . Camila is 30.)
--Camila is changing her name to Camila McConaughey.
Tommy Chong Has Prostate Cancer. Guess How He Plans to Treat It?
Comedy and marijuana legend TOMMY CHONG has revealed that he has PROSTATE CANCER. Guess how he's going to treat it? With help from Nurse Mary Jane, of course.
--Tommy is 74 years old. He says the cancer is a, quote, "slow stage one" at this point. And it sounds like he's blaming it on his incarceration eight years ago for selling bongs over the Internet.
--He says, quote, "The prison is built on toxic waste. I also got gout from the food there."
--As for his recovery he says, quote, "I'm treating it with hemp oil, with cannabis. So [legalizing marijuana] means a lot more to me than just being able to smoke a joint without being arrested."
--Chong says he's using hemp oil because he quit smoking pot about a year ago. But he only takes it at night so he won't be, quote, "woozy all day."
--He also claims he started having prostate problems during a three-year DRUG-FREE period in his life, so he knows pot didn't cause the cancer.
Some Nude Pictures of Snooki Have Hit the Internet
This one comes to us from the "It Was Only A Matter Of Time" department: Naked pictures of SNOOKI from "Jersey Shore" hit the web over the weekend.
--Fortunately . . . or unfortunately, depending on how high your standards are . . . they're CENSORED, and there are no uncensored versions out there. At least not yet.
--In the photos, Snooki is snapping herself in a mirror. She's wearing a white robe in one shot. She's opening it to reveal her naughties in another shot. And in another, the robe is OFF.
--And these ARE legit, because Snooki's rep says, quote, "Clearly these are old and personal photos that were not meant for the public. It's a shame someone decided to leak them for obvious personal gain."
MILEY CYRUS and LIAM HEMSWORTH are engaged. Miley told "People" magazine, quote, "I'm so happy to be engaged and look forward to a life of happiness with Liam."
--After getting well-wishes from her Twitter followers, she replied, quote, "Thank you for all the love today :) I'm happy to share this news with you all. I feel like all my dreams are coming true. Have a great day."
--Miley's dad BILLY RAY CYRUS Tweeted, quote, "All I ever hoped for as a Daddy was to see my kids reach their dreams. To find happiness... peace of mind... and someday know... true love."
--Miley met Liam on the set of her movie "The Last Song" in 2009. At the time, he was pretty much an unknown. Now he plays Gale in the "Hunger Games" movies, and he's in "The Expendables 2", which hits theaters in August.
--They actually split up twice in 2010. The first time they were apart for about a month. The second split was several months longer. Miley is 19 . . . Liam is 22. His older brother is CHRIS HEMSWORTH, who plays Thor.
--I suppose you ladies are wondering about THE ROCK. Here's how "People" magazine describes it . . . quote, "A 3.5-carat cushion-cut diamond ring, handcrafted in 18-karat gold with intricately carved diamond floral motifs in an art nouveau pattern.
--"The center stone is an antique dating back to the late 19th century." There's no word how much it cost, but a so-called "jeweler to the stars" estimates that it's worth around $100,000.
Charlie Sheen Admits He Wasn't Really "Winning" Last Year
In the new issue of "Rolling Stone", CHARLIE SHEEN mocks himself for using the term "winning" during his epic meltdown last year.
--He says, quote, "Clearly, a guy gets fired, his relationships are in the toilet, he's off on some [effing] tour, there's nothing 'winning' about any of that.
--"I mean, how does a guy who's obviously quicksanded, how does he consider any of it a victory? I was in total denial."
--And Charlie admits he's not completely sober . . . quote, "I don't see what's wrong with a few drinks."
--He likes his vodka straight because, quote, "ice is for injuries." (???)
A Real Study Finds Bieber Fever Is More Contagious Than the Measles?
An actual, real study has found that "Bieber Fever" is more contagious than the measles. Seriously. Sort of.
--Canadian researchers who use formulas to predict the spread of diseases are suggesting that Bieber Fever could be the most contagious disease of our time.
--The symptoms include: "Uncontrollable crying and / or screaming, excessive purchasing of memorabilia, and distraction from everyday life and poor life choices, such as copying his signature hairdo."
--The study reports, quote, "Through constant exposure, Bieber Fever has incubated and spread. Millions are already infected, with more at risk every day. Action is urgently needed." (???)
--So here's the deal: The researchers were using Bieber Fever in a "modeling exercise," as a STAND-IN for the way an ACTUALinfectious disease spreads.
--One of the researchers explains, quote, "Obviously it's not formally a disease, but it has the hallmarks of a disease. And so it behaves the way a disease would."
Mark-Paul Gosselaar Says "Saved By the Bell" Is "Not a Great Show"
MARK-PAUL GOSSELAAR became a LIVING LEGEND for playing Zack Morris on "Saved By the Bell" . . . but apparently, he doesn't hold the show in as high esteem as the rest of us do.
--He says, quote, "It's not a great show . . . the writing is kind of hokey . . . it's very much a piece of that time."
--Mark-Paul also says that he doesn't understand why it became such a huge hit in syndication. He adds, "We just thought we were doing a small little Saturday morning show and no one was watching.
--"We were almost canceled every season. So we never got big heads . . . the two years after 'Saved By the Bell' I couldn't buy myself a job, because nobody had seen the show."
Is "Happy Days" Star Erin Moran Broke and Living in a Trailer Park in Indiana?
If the "National Enquirer" is telling the truth, these are NOT happy days for ERIN MORAN.
--Erin is, of course, the fine thespian who portrayed Joanie Cunningham on both "Happy Days" and the spin-off, "Joanie Loves Chachi".
--She's 51 now, and according to the"Enquirer", she's living at the Berkshire Pointe TRAILER PARK in New Salisbury, Indiana.
--She's living with her husband, a former furniture mover who now works at Wal-Mart, and with his elderly mother.
--They had to move there after they were evicted from their California home. But Erin is trying to keep a positive attitude and make the best of things.
--A source says, quote, "Erin is like an angel to her mother-in-law. She cooks and cleans for her and takes care of her personal hygiene. But to look at Erin today you'd never know she was once one of TV's biggest stars . . . She's aged terribly."
--She also mingles with the locals and takes pictures with people when they ask.
--And she frequents the local bar, where she once FLASHED HER BOOBS on a dare. Sadly, it didn't cause much of a stir because no one in the bar recognized her.
John Mayer Rips Into Taylor Swift for Writing a Song About Him After They Broke Up
TAYLOR SWIFT is among the many ladies JOHN MAYER has hooked up with. But what John didn't know at the time was that he was just setting himself up to be a FUTURE SONG LYRIC.
--And after they broke up, that's exactly what he became. Taylor's 2010 album "Speak Now" included the song "Dear John", with such lyrics as, quote, "Don't you think I was too young to be messed with?"
--Well, in the new issue of "Rolling Stone", John really rips into Taylor over the whole mess. He says, quote, "It made me feel terrible. Because I didn't deserve it.
--"I'm pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that. It was a really lousy thing for her to do."
--He adds, quote, "I never got an e-mail. I never got a phone call. I was really caught off-guard, and it really humiliated me at a time when I'd already been dressed down.
--"I mean, how would you feel if, at the lowest you've ever been, someone kicked you even lower?"
--And in perhaps his unkindest cut, John calls it, quote, "CHEAP SONGWRITING."
--He says, quote, "I know she's the biggest thing in the world, and I'm not trying to sink anybody's ship, but I think it's abusing your talent to rub your hands together and go, 'Wait till he gets a load of this!' That's bull[crap]."
Sheryl Crow Has an Excuse for Forgetting Her Lyrics: A Brain Tumor
When SHERYL CROWforgot the words to "Soak Up the Sun" during a show last month, she joked, quote, "I'm 50 what can I say! My brain has gone to [crap]!"
--But as it turns out, she has a much more serious excuse: A BRAIN TUMOR.
--It's benign, and her doctors told her not to worry about it. That's because it's a "common" growth called a meningioma. (--Pronounced men-in-GEE-oh-mah.)
--Her rep explains, quote, "Half of us are walking around with [meningioma] but you don't really know unless you happen to have an MRI . . . [this] was a random mention during an interview. It was not meant to alarm anyone. She's doing great."
--Sheryl tells the "Las Vegas Review-Journal", quote, "I [was] worried about my memory so much that I went and got an MRI. And I found out I have a brain tumor. And I was, like, 'See? I knew there was something wrong.'"
--She knew about this BEFORE forgetting her lyrics last month. She was diagnosed back in November, but "hasn't really talked about it."
--She says she's always had trouble remembering lyrics, dating back to the '90s.
--There was one time back then when she totally blanked on her entire song "A Change Would Do You Good". She says, "I started laughing so hard! And my guitar player [is] bent over like he's gonna just start peeing.
--Sheryl is also a breast cancer survivor. She was diagnosed back in 2006 . . . and beat it after undergoing minimally invasive surgery and radiation therapy.
Bruce and Demi's Daughter Scout Willis Was Arrested for Drinking on the Street and Using a Fake ID
SCOUT WILLIS . . . the 20-year-old daughter of BRUCE WILLIS and DEMI MOORE . . . was arrested in New York City Monday night for an open-container violation and criminal impersonation.
--What does that mean? A cop saw Scout drinking outside in the middle of Union Square . . . which is against the law. Then, when he asked for her ID, she handed him a FAKE with the name "Katherine Kelly" on it.
--Then she thought better of it and gave him her real ID, saying, quote, "My name is Scout Willis. The first ID isn't mine. My friend gave it to me. I don't know Katherine Kelly."
--She was booked on both charges . . . but not underage drinking for some reason . . . and released without bail yesterday morning.
--Scout is a student at New York's Brown University . . . and earlier this year she caused some controversy by setting up a Twitter account in which she posted explicit Tweets about sex and drug use.
Is Jonah Hill Getting Chubby Again Because He Thinks People Don't Think He's Funny When He's Thin?
I don't know how true this is, but it's an interesting concept: The "National Enquirer" says JONAH HILL is gaining weight again ON PURPOSE . . . because he's afraid nobody will think he's funny as a skinny guy.
--A source says, quote, "Jonah’s scared to death audiences will turn away from him if he gets thin . . . He believes Hollywood might not find him funny if he isn't fat. So he decided, 'Screw it, I'll be who I am.'
--"Now Jonah figures he’ll eat whatever he wants and live the life that makes him happy."
Rihanna Got Into It With an "Esquire" Reporter Who Asked Her About Chris Brown
CHRIS BROWN is obviously still a raw subject for RIHANNA . . . because she got pretty ticked off at a reporter for the British edition of "Esquire" who brought it up.
--The interviewer asked Rihanna about recording two remixes with Chris earlier this year, saying it might send the wrong message that she had, quote, "gone back to someone who put you in the hospital." Not surprisingly, that set her off.
--She said, quote, "Oh really? Did I? Did I? Did I? Did I?"
--She added, quote, "If I went back to him [as a girlfriend], then that’s a whole different discussion. I think a lot of people jumped to an assumption that was incorrect and they ended up looking stupid."
--But the interviewer kept going, saying it might be hard for the public to separate a professional reconciliation from a personal one.
--Rihanna said, quote, "This is turning into a tacky interview. What do you really want to talk about? I'm not here to [talk] about messy [crap].
--"It upsets me that you keep asking the same kind of questions about stuff that's trivial. What's there to talk about? Are all your questions like that?"
Disney Has Banned Junk Food Ads During Programs Directed at Kids
Disney will be banning JUNK FOOD advertisements on things intended for children. This includes their TV shows, radio programs and websites.
--Disney owns and operates ABC, along with the cable networks ESPN, A&E, ABC Family and of course the Disney Channel. The kids' shows on those networks won't have ads for "fast foods and sugary cereals that don't meet their nutrition standards."
--It's a great idea . . . but unfortunately the changes won't go into effect until 2015 because of existing advertising agreements.
--Her rep later said the account was part of a school project on social media.
Bruce Springsteen Has Topped a Survey Asking "Who Should Write a New National Anthem?"
"Vanity Fair" and "60 Minutes" recently collaborated on a new survey, which . . . among other things . . . asked: "Who Should Write a New National Anthem?"
--BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN came out on top, with 22% of the vote.
--The rest of the ranking broke down like this: Dolly Parton (19%), Stevie Wonder (18%), Bob Dylan (11%), "Star Wars"composer John Williams (10%), Jay-Z (8%) and Madonna (5%).
--As far as we can tell, it was a "multiple choice" survey . . . and those were the options provided.
Let's get this straight right off the bat: CHARLIE SHEEN never promised us he was going straight edge. So it's not exactly big news if he's dipping into certain substances again.
--But is his partying reaching the EPIC levels that it did last year when he suffered his "winning" meltdown? Some say YES.
--Charlie's ex-wife BROOKE MUELLER recently went back to rehab. And some sources claimed it was because of a four-day binge at Charlie's house.
--Now, RadarOnline.com says things are getting out of control pretty regularly at Charlie's house these days.
--A source says, quote, "There has been an abnormally high [level] of activity at the house all hours of the night. Cars containing scantily clad women arrive very late in the evening and don't leave until the next day.
--"The women always appear to be wearing the same clothes they arrived in, and looking a little worse for the wear. There are also a number of random vehicles parked all over his driveway and in front of his house.
--"The party goers, including Sheen, will smoke cigarettes outside in his backyard and swear loudly. It's becoming a nuisance, and the residents don't like outsiders lurking around all the time."
--Apparently, the reason things are going off the rails again is because Charlie isn't working at the moment. The first season of his new show "Anger Management" is in the can, so he's got free time.
--The source says, quote, "Things always go awry with Charlie when he isn't working."
Drew Barrymore Is Married
DREW BARRYMOREgot married Saturday at her home in Montecito, California. About 200 guests attended the Jewish ceremony, which was officiated by a family Rabbi.
--Drew's new husband is Will Kopelman, an art consultant you've never heard of. He's 34 . . . Drew is 37, and pregnant with Will's baby.
--Celebrity guests included Cameron Diaz, of course . . . along with Jimmy Fallonand his wife Nancy, who is Drew's production partner. Reese Witherspoonand her husband were there, too . . . plus Busy Philippsfrom "Cougar Town".
--This is actually Drew's THIRD marriage, and it doesn't have to last too long to be her longest. Drew was married to a bar owner named Jeremy Thomas for less than TWO MONTHS in 1994.
--In 2002, she married TOM GREEN, and stuck that one out for FIVE months.
Former "Family Feud" Host Richard Dawson Has Died
Former "Family Feud" host RICHARD DAWSON passed away Saturday night of cancer of the esophagus. He was 79.
--Richard played Corporal Peter Newkirk on "Hogan's Heroes" in the late '60s. In the mid-'70s he was a panelist on "Match Game" . . . and in 1987 he played an evil, slimy game show host in the ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER movie "The Running Man".
--But he's best known for becoming the original host of "Family Feud" in 1976.
--He continued kissing female contestants on the "Feud" up through 1985. He came back and did one more season in 1994, taking over for RAY COMBS . . . who had been HIS successor.
(--Oddly enough, Ray committed suicide in 1996 . . . on June 2nd . . . and since Richard passed away on Saturday, that means they died on the SAME DAY.)
--When Richard first left the "Feud" in 1985, an executive producer estimated that he had kissed "somewhere in the vicinity of 20,000 women."
--One of them was Gretchen Johnson, who came on with her family in 1981. They started dating soon after that, and got married in 1991. They had a daughter, and were still married at the time of his death.
Kim Kardashian Referred to Herself as Kanye West's "Girlfriend"
For what it's worth, KIM KARDASHIANhas finally made it official: She's KANYE WEST'Sgirlfriend. After seeing Kanye and JAY-Z'snew video "No Church in the Wild", she Tweeted, quote, "#NoChurchInTheWild . . . Proud girlfriend tweet."