Taylor Swift's "Red" Sold 1.21 Million Copies in Its First Week . . . More Than Any Album in 10 Years
TAYLOR SWIFT'S new album "Red" sold 1.21 MILLION copies in its first week . . . that's more than any album has sold in its debut week in 10 YEARS.
--It's the most since EMINEM'Sdisc "The Eminem Show" surpassed 1.3 million in sales in its first week in 2002. N' SYNC holds the record for the best opening week. Their album "No Strings Attached" sold 2.4 million copies in 2000.
--"Red" is also just the 18th album to sell a million copies in a single week since SoundScan started tracking sales in 1991. Another of those also belongs to Taylor. Her last album, "Speak Now", sold 1.05 million copies in its first week.
--Taylor Tweeted, quote, "They just told me 'Red' sold 1.2 million albums . . . how is this real life?! You are UNREAL. I love you so much. Thanks a million ;)"
Rihanna Is Selling a $250 Version of Her New Album, Which Will Delight Her Richest, Creepiest Fans
RIHANNA'S new album, "Unapologetic", comes out on November 19th . . . but if you're a RICH, CREEPY Rihanna fan, she has a special package prepared for you!
--Rihanna is selling a "Diamonds Executive Platinum Box" version of the album, which is described as, quote, "a limited edition art piece for a true collector." It'll run you a cool $250.
--It includes: A "handwritten personal note" from Rihanna . . . a "custom-made white View-Master with silver detail including a collectible vintage reel of never-before-released 3D images depicting Rihanna's iconic style transformation" ...
--A 40-page custom "Rihanna Notebook" with handwritten notes and lyrics . . . lithographs featuring "never before released" images of Rihanna . . . a unisex shirt with Rihanna on the front . . .
--Plus, Rihanna-branded laptop stickers . . . a poster . . . a 20-minute DVD . . . a special-edition vinyl record featuring remixes of the song "Diamonds" . . . and a two-gigabyte flash drive with Rihanna's photo on it.
--Plus, the actual album, of course.
--If you're a crazy enough Rihanna nut to want all this crap, you can preorder it at RihannaNow.com. It ships on December 11th.
It's Official: Another "Star Wars" Trilogy Is on the Way
In somewhat of a surprise move, Disney has announced that they've purchased GEORGE LUCAS' production company, Lucasfilm, for $4.05 BILLION.
--And even more surprisingly, Disney says a SEVENTH "Star Wars" movie is in the works . . . and will be released in 2015. It's being referred to as "Star Wars, Episode Seven", so it would follow the events of "Return of the Jedi".
--This will be the beginning of a THIRD trilogy, which will include two more movies . . . and potentially more. A Disney suit says, quote, "Our long-term plan is to release a new 'Star Wars' feature film every two to three years.
--"The deal [to acquire Lucasfilm came with] an extensive, and detailed treatment for the next three movies."
--George Lucas will serve as a "creative consultant" on the new "Star Wars" movies, but he won't be writing or directing them. In a statement, he said, quote, "It's now time for me to pass 'Star Wars' on to a new generation of filmmakers."
Gene Hackman Slapped a Homeless Man Who Called His Wife the C-Word
GENE HACKMAN slapped a homeless man who threatened him and called his wife the C-WORD.
--It happened yesterday afternoon outside a restaurant in Santa Fe, New Mexico, as Gene and his wife were leaving.
--The man reportedly approached them in a threatening manner, then unleashed the profanity. Hackman slapped the guy across the face, and the guy called the cops.
Will Miley Cyrus Have Three Weddings?
The not-always-reliable "Star" tabloid says MILEY CYRUS and LIAM HEMSWORTH will have THREE weddings: One in Los Angeles, one in Miley's home town in Tennessee and one in Liam's home country of Australia.
Tom Cruise's Drunk Neighbor Was Tased for Climbing Over His Wall
A neighbor of TOM CRUISE got drunk and climbed over the wall around Tom's house . . . and got TASED for his efforts. Here's what happened . . .
--A 41-year-old Australian interior designer and reality TV star named Jason Sullivan has been staying at the home of Tom's manager, Kevin Huvane. Huvane's house is adjacent to Tom's.
--Well, Sullivan went out Sunday night and got HAMMERED. When he was dropped off in the neighborhood early yesterday morning, he apparently mistook Tom's house for Kevin's.
--He climbed the wall, where he was spotted by one of Tom's security guards, who told him to stop. But instead, Sullivan kept walking toward Tom's house, so the guard tased him. Twice.
--Police were called and Sullivan was arrested for trespassing. He was also treated for injuries he suffered during the tasing.
--Tom does NOT want to pursue charges against Sullivan, because he realizes the guy made a mistake. His lawyer says, quote, "Tom's not a vindictive guy. The guy was drunk. He didn't have a malicious intent."
Kelsey Grammer Brought His Baby to a Playboy Mansion Party . . . And One of the Playmates Isn't Happy About It
KELSEY GRAMMER hit up the Playboy Mansion Halloween party over the weekend . . . with his 3-month-old daughter Faith. (???)
--TMZ says the baby was, quote, "tucked into her bassinet as the music blared" and Kelsey, quote, "whooped it up at a table next to PARIS HILTON just after midnight."
--That didn't sit well with Playmate MELISSA MAY. She Tweeted, quote, "Why the [eff] does Kelsey Grammer have a newborn baby at the Mansion party!?!?!?"
Is Kim Kardashian Willing to Sacrifice Her Body to Make Babies With Kanye West?
Is KIM KARDASHIAN so in love with KANYE WEST that she's willing to ruin her body just to have his kids?
--The "National Enquirer"claims that Kim's original plan was to use a surrogate mom in order to preserve the curves that made her . . . and ultimately her entire family . . . famous. But she changed her mind after their romantic trip to Italy.
--According to a source, Kim recently said, quote, "All I want now is to be Kanye's wife and the mother of his babies. I don't care WHAT it does to my figure!"
The First Live Episode of "X Factor" Has Been Bumped Up to Tomorrow Night
The first LIVE episode of "X Factor" will air TOMORROW night . . . instead of Thursday night. It was bumped up because the World Series was over early. (--The San Francisco Giants swept the Detroit Tigers in four games.)
--This will also be the debut of the show's new hosts KHLOE KARDASHIAN and MARIO LOPEZ. (--On Thursday's episode the top finalists will be revealed, and America begins voting next week.)
NBC Has Decided Not to Pursue Rainn Wilson's "Office" Spin-Off
Earlier this year, NBC was developing a spin-off of "The Office" starring Dwight . . . who's played by RAINN WILSON. It was about Dwight's life on his family's beet farm and bed & breakfast, which has been featured on "The Office" several times.
--Well, the show, which was called "The Farm", is no longer in development. Yesterday, Rainn Tweeted, quote, "NBC has passed on moving forward with 'The Farm' TV show. Had a blast making the pilot . . . onwards & upwards!"
(--"The Farm" was going to be set-up in an upcoming episode of "The Office". There's no word if that episode will still air.)
No, Justin Bieber Doesn't Want You To Shave Your Head For Cancer
Normally we don't go too crazy over Twitter hoaxes, but this one could end with your daughter shaving her head bald . . . so you'll probably want to head it off quick.
--Last week, a hoax started spreading around that JUSTIN BIEBER has been diagnosed with CANCER . . . and asked his fans to shave their heads in solidarity. There was even a #BaldForBieber hashtag.
--It's not true, obviously.
--By the way, the REAL Justin Bieber showed off two new possessions on Instagram. He now has a HAMSTER named Pac . . . and a tattoo of an OWL on his arm.
Justin Timberlake Has Apologized for the Video of Homeless People Congratulating Him on His Wedding
Last week, word leaked out about a video from JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and JESSICA BIEL'S $6.5 million wedding in Italy. One of Justin's friends made a video called "Greetings From Your Hollywood Friend Who Just Couldn't Make It."
--The video featured eight-and-a-half minutes of HOMELESS PEOPLE, transvestites, and street performers wishing Justin and Jessica well.
--Naturally, EVERYONE jumped on it and said making fun of poor homeless people at a $6.5 million celebrity wedding was in HORRIBLE TASTE.
--And on Friday, Justin Timberlake AGREED. He posted an open letter on his website apologizing for the video . . . even though he didn't make it and, quote, "had no knowledge of its existence" before it was shown.
--Quote, "I am NOT defending the video . . . it's not who I am as a professional or as a man . . . I don't live my life making fun of people, especially those who are less fortunate or those in need."
--He also says his friends are GOOD PEOPLE and this was just a lapse in judgment.
Does Honey Boo Boo Still Wear Diapers?
ALANA "HONEY BOO BOO" THOMPSON is seven years old, which is definitely too old to be wearing diapers. But the "National Enquirer" says SHE STILL DOES.
--They say she was spotted wearing a pull-up diaper at an appearance in Los Angeles last week. And one of her oldest sister's ex-boyfriends told them he would always see Alana running around in diapers when he visited their house last year.
Taylor Swift Won't Say Who Her Songs Are About Because the Stories "Sound Better" in a Song . . . And She's Touring North America Next Year
We may have to wait until TAYLOR SWIFT is old and gray before hearing who her songs are about. She is still refusing to give out clues. Check out what she said on Friday's "All Access Nashville with Katie Couric".
--She said, quote, "For me the one thing that I keep really close is the identity of who these songs are about. For me, I think my personal stories sound better in a song than in an interview in quotes.
--"It's not about what gossip is online. I don't read any of that stuff. I have a huge priority on being happy. That's not Googling myself and checking every minute."
--By the way . . . Taylor announced that she'll launch a 58-date North American tour early next year. It'll be mostly arenas . . . with nine stadium shows. British singer ED SHEERAN will be the opener. You can grab dates and details at TaylorSwift.com.
It Took Three Weeks, But "Argo" Has Finally Hit #1 at the Box Office
It took three weeks, but BEN AFFLECK'S"Argo" is the new #1 movie in America. It made another $12.4 million this weekend to take the top spot at an overall sluggish box office.
--"Cloud Atlas", starring TOM HANKS and HALLE BERRY, underperformed with just $9.4 million in 3rd place . . . although it had the highest per-screen average of any movie in the Top 10. And "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D" made $8 million in 5th place. Here are this week's Top 5 movies:
1.) "Argo", $12.4 million. Up to $60.8 million in its 3rd week.
2.) "Hotel Transylvania", $9.5 million. Up to $130 million in its 5th week.
3.) (NEW) "Cloud Atlas", $9.4 million.
4.) "Paranormal Activity 4", $8.7 million. Up to $42.6 million in its 2nd week.
As expected,JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and JESSICA BIEL got married Friday in southern Italy. This is the first marriage for both of them. He's 31, she's 30.
--They issued a statement saying, quote, "It's great to be married, the ceremony was beautiful and it was so special to be surrounded by our family and friends."
--As for celebrity attendees, the only ones we know of are the same ones we heard about last week:
--Andy Samberg, music producer Timbaland, Justin's former 'N Sync bandmate Chris Kirkpatrick and Jessica's former"Seventh Heaven" co-star Beverley Mitchell.
--Justin was spotted on Saturday in Fasano, Italy, wearing his new ring while carrying a pack of smokes.
Is It Justin Timberlake's Fault That Britney Spears Went Crazy?
On Friday, lawyers for BRITNEY SPEARS and her family gave their opening statement in the defamation trial brought against the family by Britney's former manager Sam Lutfi.
--And here's something interesting we found out: Britney's insanity may have been JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE'S FAULT.
--The attorneys said that before her relationship with Justin, Britney was a, quote, "ray of light." But the relationship "ended painfully", and she became angry and depressed afterward.
--The breakup started a downward spiral that included Britney's impulsive and brief marriage to a childhood friend named Jason "Not the Guy From 'Seinfeld'" Alexander.
--Ironically, the KEVIN FEDERLINE years were actually a RELIEF to Britney's parents . . . because they represented a relatively calm period. But after THEY split up, Britney went off the deep end again.
--That's when Sam came in, and made things WORSE. The attorneys said, quote, "At the point that she is at her most vulnerable, she meets Mr. Lutfi" . . . who was "totally unqualified to manage a superstar."
--One of the attorneys also claimed that Sam would hide Britney's dog and watch her go mental over it . . . then play the hero by "finding" it for her.
Michael Lohan Showed Up at Lindsay's House to Stage an "Intervention"
LINDSAY LOHAN'S psycho dad MICHAEL showed up at her house on Friday with a few other people . . . supposedly to stage an "intervention".
--They were met at the door by a guy who claimed to be Lindsay's boyfriend. He refused to let Michael and his crew in. Someone inside Lindsay's house even called the cops to come straighten things out. Eventually everyone left.
--Now, I know what your first thought is: Michael Lohan is just looking for publicity and a way to force his way back into Lindsay's life again.
--But he claims that everyone from Lindsay's manager to her attorneys are in his corner. And TMZ claims to have seen e-mails that prove it.
--In one e-mail, Michael says that she's drinking, quote, "between a bottle and a bottle and a half of vodka per day." He also suggests she's snorting cocaine and using Adderall.
--And Lindsay's manager says he's been hearing the same things.
--Sources close to Lindsay say she has NOT relapsed and doesn't need treatment.
--She thinks her dad is doing this to her because she completely cut him off after he recorded the phone conversation they had when she and her mom DINA got into that fight in the back of a limo.
Kate Gosselin Has Been Offered a Job as a Naked TV Host
Here's some good news for KATE GOSSELIN: She's been offered a gig hosting a TV show. Here's some bad news for Kate Gosselin: She has to do it NAKED.
--The porno company Vivid Entertainment wants Kate to host a show on their new channel, VividTV. She wouldn't have to be nude all the time . . . but yes, the gig does involve her taking off her clothes now and then.
--There's no word if Kate would even consider this.
Adele Gave Birth to a Baby Boy
ADELEhas given birth to a baby boy. There's no word on the exact birth date, or the kid's name. This is Adele's first child. She's 24 years old.
--The father is Adele's boyfriend Simon Konecki, who has a young daughter from his first marriage.
Rosie O'Donnell Wants to Buy Honey Boo Boo's Family a New House
ROSIE O'DONNELL is a HUGE "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" fan. For real. In an interview with "People" magazine, she compares Honey Boo Boo to SHIRLEY TEMPLE. And she's NOT being sarcastic.
--She says, quote, "She has a presence and an intellect that goes way beyond her years."
--She adds, quote, "I'd love to meet them and buy them a house."
--In that same interview, Rosie talks about how serious her recent heart attack was . . . quote, "I almost died . . . and that's not an over-exaggeration. That's a fact."
--She adds, quote, "My arms starting aching and my chest hurt. My son, Blake, said, 'Mommy you look very white.' I told him, 'I don't feel so good, honey.'"
--If there's a silver lining here, it's that Rosie is taking much better care of herself now. She's lost 12 pounds since the heart attack . . . which wasn't even two months ago.
--She says, quote, "For the first time, it wasn't hard for me. It took a heart attack for me to learn to take care of myself. I've been given a second chance.
It's Official: "The Bachelor" Is Now 0-for-16
If you watch "The Bachelor", there's endless talk about "amazing journeys" and "connections" . . . but none of that seems to translate to REAL life.
--Over the weekend, the latest "Bachelor"BEN FLAJNIK and his "Chosen One" COURTNEY ROBERTSON announced they've officially ended their relationship. This means "The Bachelor" is now 0-for-16 in creating lasting relationships.
--Ben confirmed the split, but didn't elaborate on the situation. This isn't a surprise though . . . in addition to it being a "Bachelor" relationship, there was talk that things weren't working out WHILE his season was airing.
--He'd apparently been caught hooking up with other women, and on the finale he admitted that things with Courtney had been "a rough ride" . . . but they gave it a go as a long-distance relationship over the summer.
(--Overall, only THREE of the 24 couples from "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" are still together. That's a 12.5% success rate.)
Ben Affleck Knocked the Sideview Mirror off a Parked Car and Left a Note
BEN AFFLECK was driving around Santa Monica on Saturday when he knocked the sideview mirror off a parked car. So he stopped and left a note.
--It read, quote, "Hi, knocked off your mirror! Very sorry! Will cover everything. Ben." It also had his contact information on it.
Katy Perry and John Mayer Have Broken Up Again
That on-off thing between KATY PERRY and JOHN MAYER is reportedly OFF again. A source says, quote, "John just can’t commit, and he kept luring Katy back with promises that [he] was going to change, but then he didn't.
--"Katy was pretty crazy about him, so she kept giving him another chance . . . Finally she was like 'lose my number.'"
"Esquire" Names Mila Kunis the Sexiest Woman Alive
MILA KUNIS has been named the Sexiest Woman Alive by "Esquire" magazine.
--Mila is also on a list of celebrities with two different colored eyes. She has one green and one brown.
--Also on that list are Wentworth Miller, Virginia Madsen, Jane Seymour, Elizabeth Berkley, Dan Aykroyd and Kate Bosworth.
If Rihanna Wants to Get Back Together With Chris Brown, Oprah Won't Judge Her
If you have a problem with RIHANNA taking CHRIS BROWN back, you should know this: OPRAH doesn't.
--She says, quote, "I think that if she is prepared to deal with that and is prepared to help him help himself then so be it. I have no judgment about it."
"Taken 2" Topped the Box Office with $50 Million
The LIAM NEESON sequel "Taken 2" easily topped the box office this weekend with $50 million. That's more than double the $24.7 million opening weekend that the original "Taken" had back in 2009.
--This weekend's other wide release, TIM BURTON'S"Frankenweenie", didn't fare nearly as well. It made just $11.5 million in 5th place. Here are this week's Top 5 movies:
1.) (NEW) "Taken 2", $50 million.
2.) "Hotel Transylvania", $26.3 million. Up to $76 million in its 2nd week.
3.) "Pitch Perfect", $14.7 million. Up to $21.6 million in its 2nd week.
4.) "Looper", $12.2 million. Up to $40.3 million in its 2nd week.
Mariah Carey Says Nicki Minaj *Did* Threaten to Shoot Her
There was talk that NICKI MINAJ threatened to KILL MARIAH CAREY after their "situation" on the "American Idol" set on Tuesday . . . but a producer from the show denied it.
--However, Mariah believes she DID say it.
--On "The View" yesterday, BARBARA WALTERS said that she talked to Mariah before the show taped, and Mariah told her that when Nicki walked off the set, "multiple people" heard her say "If I had a gun, I would shoot that [B-word]."
--Mariah said she was "very concerned." She doesn't actually think anything would happen, but she said, quote, "Nicki is unpredictable, and I can't take a chance, so I've hired extra security."
--Mariah said Nicki hasn't apologized . . . but they've been together since then in meetings, and after one, Nicki said, quote, "I love you, but we might fight again," and Mariah responded, quote, "No, we will not."
--Mariah added that she doesn't feel "comfortable emotionally" . . . but says she'll continue with the show because she loves it.
Chris Brown Says He Broke Up With His Girlfriend
Yesterday, we heard that KARRUECHE TRAN had broken up with CHRIS BROWN. Well, Chris Brown is now confirming that it's over . . . but he says HE did the dumping.
--He says, quote, "I have decided to be single to focus on my career. I love Karrueche very much but I don't want to see her hurt over my friendship with Rihanna.
--"I'd rather be single allowing us to both be happy in our lives."
Did La Toya Jackson Take Bags of Money From Michael's House After He Died?
Are you ready for even MORE Jackson Family Chaos? We've got some, courtesy of a new book called "Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson" by a guy named Randall Sullivan.
--The book says that after Michael died in June of 2009, LA TOYA JACKSON and her boyfriend showed up at the house, demanding to be let in. Michael's mother KATHERINE arrived soon after.
--Once they got in, they called a woman who had been the longtime nanny of Michael's kids before being fired. Apparently, Michael was in the habit of stashing money in plastic bags and under carpets, and she knew where it was.
--They asked the ex-nanny where to find it . . . and a security staff member says he watched La Toya and her boyfriend load the bags of money into duffel bags and place them in the garage.
--JANET JACKSON showed up with a moving van the next day . . . we assume to remove the bags.
--The book also discusses the craziness that happened earlier this year when some of Michael's siblings took their mother to a spa in Arizona and wouldn't let her contact Michael's kids.
--Not surprisingly, the book claims that was an attempt to gain a conservatorship over her . . . which would have given them control of her portion of Michael's estate.
Katie Holmes and Joshua Jackson Have Nixed a "Dawson's Creek" Reunion
JAMES VAN DER BEEK was hoping to have a "Dawson's Creek" reunion on his new show "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" . . . but KATIE HOLMES and JOSHUA JACKSON turned him down. Supposedly, the Beek was "bummed."
--An "insider" tells "In Touch Weekly", quote, "[Katie and Joshua] are too busy . . . they have a million things going on in their careers."
Kanye West Has Deleted All His Tweets Except One That Says "Be Back Soon"
KANYE WEST has deleted ALL his Tweets except one, which he posted yesterday, that reads, quote, "BE BACK SOON." Also, the only person he's currently following is KIM KARDASHIAN.
TMZ Tries To Decipher Nicki Minaj's Anti-Mariah Carey Freak Out
TMZ has released an updated transcript of NICKI MINAJ'S freak out on the set of "American Idol" on Tuesday . . . and it includes Nicki calling MARIAH CAREY "boring as [eff]."
--She also accuses Mariah of boasting about her "résumé" . . . and allegedly "threatens" her by saying, quote, “Say one more disrespectful thing to me, if you say one more disrespectful thing to me, off with your head!"
--TMZ originally posted the low-quality video . . . and it's packed with censored profanity . . . so it's difficult to make out what Nicki and Mariah were saying.
Everything Was Back to Normal on the "Idol" Set Yesterday
The "American Idol" auditions in Charlotte resumed yesterday, and anonymous "sources" say everything was chill. In other words, no one threatened to KILL anyone else. In fact, it was described as, quote, "peaceful and professional."
--So, was this chaos anything other than more manufactured drama? Maybe not.
--A source tells the "Hollywood Reporter", quote, "[This] diva battle is exactly what Fox executives wanted all along. No one's really worried. They know the parts they're supposed to play."
Ryan Seacrest Set Justin Bieber's Mom Up On a Date With the Host of "The Bachelor"
JUSTIN BIEBER'S mom, PATTIE MALLETTE, recently went out on a date with CHRIS HARRISON . . . the host of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette". And it was RYAN SEACREST who set them up.
--After the date . . . which was to a Justin Bieber concert . . . Pattie Tweeted, quote, "Had a great night w @chrisbharrison! Thanks @ryanseacrest for setting it up."
--Ryan replied, quote, "Does he get a rose?"
Someone Reported a Fake Home Invasion at Ashton Kutcher's House
Over the summer, someone reported a HOME INVASION at MILEY CYRUS'house. It turned out to be a prank, but it got cops rushing to the scene and setting up a perimeter before they figured that out. They even had a helicopter flying overhead.
--Turns out this is a prank that's growing in popularity. It's called SWATTING. And yesterday, somebody did it to ASHTON KUTCHER.
--Yesterday morning, someone sent a TELETYPE message . . . which is a type of communication that DEAF PEOPLE use . . . to police. The message claimed to be from a woman who was trapped in a closet because there was an armed man in the house.
--Police showed up, but they didn't find a gunman OR a woman. They did temporarily detain three people . . . but they turned out to be workers who were supposed to be there.
--Ashton was on set at the time, and he Tweeted, quote, "Safe and sound at two and a half men." He also sent an assistant to the house to make sure everything was cool.
Did The Situation Fall Off the Wagon?
THE SITUATION went to rehab for substance abuse back in March . . . and this season of "Jersey Shore" will apparently feature him living the SOBER LIFE.
--But "Us Weekly" claims he's fallen off the wagon.
--Sources say he "isn't sober anymore," and was reportedly seen in Hollywood last week, quote, "downing so many cocktails he could barely stand."
--The Situation's rep simply says, quote, "He has not been drinking."
--And in an interview on "Ellen" yesterday, The Situation said he's been sober for, quote, "About eight months." He added, quote, "I'm stronger for it today and probably the healthiest I've been since I was 21."
--The final season of "Jersey Shore" premieres tomorrow night.
Nicole Kidman Talks About Depression and NOT Being Katie Holmes' Confidante
In a new Australian interview, NICOLE KIDMAN talks about her battle with depression . . . especially after her breakup with TOM CRUISE.
--She says, quote, "I got married really fast and really young. But I don't regret that because it got me (my children) Bella and Connor and I did have a fantastic marriage for a long period.
--"Then when it didn't work out I had to really dig deep and find my way through depression. I have no regrets about all of it. It was all part of growing up."
--Bella and Connor were adopted, and that was another problem for Nicole. She and Tom tried like crazy to have biological kids, and it didn't happen.
--She said, quote, "Not to be too detailed, but I've had an ectopic pregnancy, miscarriages and I've had fertility treatments. I've done all the stuff you can possibly do to try get pregnant.
--"Every woman who has been through all those ups and downs knows the depression that comes with it."
--Nicole now has two biological daughters with second husband KEITH URBAN. She says, quote, "The percentages were so low. It is the miracle in my life."
--Back to Tom Cruise for a moment . . . Nicole denied reports that she acted as KATIE HOLMES' confidante when Katie left Tom earlier this year. She said, quote, "I never spoke to her. I wish all of them well, but I was not involved of any of that."
Did Chris Brown's Girlfriend Break Up With Him?
After reports that CHRIS BROWN and RIHANNAhooked up in a nightclub bathroom, Chris Brown is one girlfriend short. Karrueche Tran has reportedly broken up with him.
--A source says, quote, "She finally had enough and dumped Chris for good. She and Chris had been on thin ice for a while . . . The relationship was tumultuous and filled with drama, and she just had enough, and wants a healthy relationship."
DREW BARRYMORE gave birth to a baby girl last Wednesday. This is the first child for Drew and her husband Will Kopelman, an art consultant she married in June. (--Drew is 37, Will is 35.)
--The baby's name is Olive Barrymore Kopelman.
Christina Aguilera Never Said Any of That Stuff About Being a "Fat Girl"
Remember that stuff CHRISTINA AGUILERAsaid about being a "fat girl", and telling people in the entertainment industry that they're just going to have to deal with it? Well, she never said it.
--Her rep says, "The quotes are 100% false."
Oprah Winfrey Tops the List of the Highest-Paid Women in Entertainment
Forbes.com has released its list of the Highest-Paid Women in Entertainment . . . and OPRAH WINFREY tops it, earning $165 million in the year between May of 2011 and May of 2012.
--Next year, Oprah probably won't be that high. There's no more revenue from "The Oprah Winfrey Show", which she took off the air last year. And she has yet to take a salary from her OWN TV channel.
--Her only sources of income now are the shows she produces, like "Dr. Phil" and "Rachael Ray" . . . plus "O" magazine and her satellite radio station. She has a net worth of $2.7 billion, though, so she'll be okay.
--Here are the 10 Highest-Paid Women in Entertainment, and what they earned over that same one-year period . . .
#1.) Oprah Winfrey, $165 million
#2.) Britney Spears, $58 million
#3.) Taylor Swift, $57 million
#4.) (tie) Ellen DeGeneres and Rihanna, $53 million
#6.) (tie) Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez, $52 million
#8.) (tie) Gisele Bundchen, Katy Perry and Judge Judy, $45 million
Katy Perry Will Mark What Would Have Been Her Second Wedding Anniversary With a Party
October 23rd would have been KATY PERRY and RUSSELL BRAND'S second wedding anniversary. So what's Katy doing to mark the occasion? She's having a party.
--A source says, quote, "Katy has been dreading October 23rd for weeks now and has been trying to think of ways to turn it into something positive.
--"It's her birthday two days later and the last thing she wanted to do was spend that week depressed and miserable, which would then mean not doing anything to celebrate her birthday.
--"She has decided to call it her divorce party and it will be a day of doing what she loves with her favorite people."
iHeartRadio recently conducted a poll to determine America's favorite singing competition show judge. It included the judges from"American Idol", "The Voice", "X Factor" and "Duets".
--"The Voice" scored FOUR of the Top Five spots. Somewhat surprisingly, BLAKE SHELTON came in at #1, with 20.7% of the vote . . . and neither SIMON COWELL nor RANDY JACKSON made the list.
--Here's the Top 10, along with the percentage of the vote they received.
1.) Blake Shelton, "The Voice", 20.7%
2.) Adam Levine, "The Voice", 15.8%
3.) Mariah Carey, "American Idol", 10.4% . . . Even though she hasn't even started yet.
4.) Cee Lo Green, "The Voice", 10.2%
5.) Christina Aguilera, "The Voice", 9.6%
6.) Keith Urban, "American Idol", 9.4% . . . He hasn't even started yet, either.
7.) Kelly Clarkson, "Duets", 7.9%
8.) Britney Spears, "X Factor", 5.8%
9.) Nicki Minaj, "American Idol", 5.1% . . . She hasn't even started yet.
10.) Demi Lovato, "X Factor", 5.1%
"Family Guy" Creator Seth MacFarlane Will Host the Oscars
This just in: Everyone wants "Family Guy" creator SETH MACFARLANE to host EVERYTHING.
--The Academy has announced that Seth will host the OSCARS on February 24th. Last month, he hosted "Saturday Night Live", and presented at the Emmys. He also hosted Comedy Central's CHARLIE SHEEN roast a while back.
--Seth posted a scripted video of him announcing the news to his dad, who seemed more interested in giving Seth some of his old, "barely-used" swimming trunks.
Taylor Swift Says John Mayer is "Presumptuous" For Thinking "Dear John" Was About Him
Not long ago, JOHN MAYER put TAYLOR SWIFT on blast for supposedly writing the song "Dear John" about their failed relationship. He called it, quote, "cheap songwriting" and "a really lousy thing for her to do."
--Well, in the new issue of "Glamour" magazine, Taylor makes it clear that the song might not even be about John in the first place. She says, quote, "How presumptuous! I never disclose who my songs are about."
--She also says she purposely never read what John said about her or the song . . . quote, "I know it wasn't good, so I don't want to know. I put a high priority on staying happy, and I know what I can't handle."
--She adds, quote, "It's not that I'm this egomaniac and I don't want to hear anything negative, because I do keep myself in check. But I've never developed that thick a skin. So I just kind of live a life, and I let all the gossip live somewhere else.
--"If you go too far down the rabbit hole of what people think about you, it can change everything about who you are."
--There's no doubt that Taylor's songs ARE about her life . . . and many of them are about past relationships. And in a separate interview, she defended that writing method.
--She said, quote, "Well, it's not like it's in fine print. But music is absolutely everything that I am and everything that I stand for. It's not my fault if someone gets into a relationship with me and then cheats and I write a song about it."
Justin Bieber Barfs Onstage . . . After Drinking Milk?
If your teenage daughter didn't drink her milk today, there may be a reason for that: She may have seen footage of JUSTIN BIEBER vomiting milk . . . onstage . . . during the first show of his new tour in Arizona on Saturday night.
--Justin was performing "Out of Town Girl" when he turned his back to the crowd . . . hunched over . . . and vomited. He immediately left the stage, but later came back out and finished the show.
--When he returned, he pandered for some love. He said, quote, "It's hard for me, because I'm feeling really sick, but I want to say 'thank you' to all my fans for making me feel so comfortable . . .
--"[It's] not really a great feeling when you're throwing up in front of a bunch of people. But you guys don't judge me, do you? You love me just the same? Even though I'm throwing up all over the stage? You love me that much? How much do you love me?
--"I wanted to give you the best show you've ever seen, so do you mind if I finish [it]?"
--Obviously, Justin was ill . . . but there may have been another contributing factor: Milk. He Tweeted, quote, "Great show. Getting better for tomorrow's show!!!! Love you . . . and milk was a bad choice! LOL."
Lindsay Lohan Claims She Was Attacked By a Guy She Brought Back to Her Hotel Room
LINDSAY LOHAN claims she was ATTACKED by a man she brought to her hotel room in New York City on Saturday night. Here's what we know . . .
--Lindsay met a guy named Christian LaBella at the 1 Oak nightclub. They ended up partying in Lindsay's room with some of her friends . . . until Lindsay realized LaBella was recording her.
--She confronted him, and discovered that he had 50 videos and pictures of her, and he was already e-mailing them out to his contacts.
--LaBella reportedly threw Lindsay on the bed, causing scratches on her hands. It's not clear what everyone else in the room was doing, or if they were even still there.
--Lindsay ran out of the room, but returned later. LaBella allegedly CHOKED Lindsay, threw her to the ground and got on top of her.
--This time, a friend was able to pull LaBella off. Then Lindsay YANKED THE FIRE ALARM.
--Police showed up, and LaBella was arrested on two counts each of assault and harassment.
--Now, there's a separate report with slightly different details. In this one, Lindsay grabbed LaBella's camera and ran from the room, and he followed her.
--They struggled in the hallway, where LaBella choked Lindsay . . . then someone pulled the fire alarm, cops came and he was arrested.
--Lindsay's rep issued the following statement . . . quote, "Lindsay was assaulted early this morning in a New York hotel. While she did sustain some injuries, she was not hospitalized.
--"The assailant was arrested and is currently in police custody. Lindsay has spoken with police and is fully cooperating with the investigation."
--Unfortunately for Lindsay, the charges against LaBella were later dropped, and his arrest was voided . . . because there wasn't enough evidence to prove Lindsay's claims.
--So now, all the cops have are harassment reports filed by both of them against each other.
Danny Bonaduce Was Bitten by a Crazed Fan
DANNY BONADUCE was BITTEN ON THE CHEEK by a crazy fan at a meet-and-greet Friday night at a Washington Casino. Danny says the woman told him she loved him on "The Partridge Family", and asked for a kiss.
--But instead, she leaned in and latched onto his face with her teeth. Danny says, quote, "I could feel things popping." Other people nearby helped pull her off.
--Asked what was going through his head during the assault, Danny says, quote, "Bath salts." He was treated with antibiotics . . . and said he WASN'T planning on pressing charges against the woman.
Anne Hathaway Is Married
ANNE HATHAWAY married her boyfriend Adam Shulman in Big Sur, California on Saturday night. Adam is an actor and jewelry designer.
--More than 100 guests attended the ceremony which was reportedly held at a private estate.
--The ceremony took place on a cliff in an open-sided tent next to a barn surrounded by tall pine trees.
--Floral arrangements, reportedly worth over $100,000, were simple and rustic, going along with the wedding's theme: white, pink and rustic.
--Anne and Adam got engaged in November 2011, after dating since 2008.
Christina Aguilera's Message to the Entertainment Industry: "You're Working With a Fat Girl . . . Get Over It"
CHRISTINA AGUILERA has a message for the entertainment industry: She's nobody's skinny white girl anymore. She's a delicious, candy-coated Ecuadorian minx and you need to get used to it.
--During the promotion of her 2002 album "Stripped", she says, quote, "I got tired of being a skinny, white girl. I am Ecuadorian but people felt so safe passing me off as a skinny, blue-eyed white girl."
--Around that time she gained 15 pounds, and everybody FREAKED. She says, quote, "They called this serious emergency meeting about how there was a lot of backlash about my weight.
--"Basically, they told me I would affect a lot of people if I gained weight . . . the production, musical directors."
--She took the bait, and by the time she was touring for her "Back to Basics" album in 2006, she was, quote, "toothpick thin".
--It was only in the last year that she took control of her own body. And while working on her upcoming disc, she made sure the label execs knew what the deal was.
--She says, quote, "I told them, 'You are working with a fat girl. Know it now and get over it.' They need a reminder sometimes that I don't belong to them. It's my body.
--"My body can't put anyone in jeopardy of not making money anymore . . . my body is just not on the table that way anymore."