Steven Tyler Slipped Into an Olive Garden to Pee . . . And Left With Breadsticks
STEVEN TYLER made a pit stop at a Boston-area Olive Garden the other day . . . but it wasn't for some of that authentic Italian cuisine. He had to pee.
An employee says, quote, "He didn't order food, he came in to use the men's room. I saw his limo when I came in and it was really quiet. No one recognized him because of the age group of people in here."
After he went into the bathroom, word started going around about who he was, so there were people waiting when he came out. Another worker says, quote, "He was really cool and took photos."
On his way out he asked for breadsticks, so they gave him some. And even though they didn't charge him, he did NOT leave a tip.
Ron Burgundy Will Be On Conan to Promote His Book
In case you haven't heard, not only is the "Anchorman" sequel coming out this Christmas but RON BURGUNDY also has a book coming out.
He's also going to be out promoting it. Ron will appear on Conan on November 21st to promote his new book, ''Let Me Off at the Top!: My Classy Life and Other Musings."
Katy Perry Had the Best Debut for a Female Artist So Far This Year
KATY PERRY'S "Prism" is the new #1 album in the country, after selling 286,000 copies in its first week of release. It's her second #1 album, and the biggest sales week for a female artist so far this year.
FIFTH HARMONY, the girl group that was formed on "The X Factor" last year, hit #6 with 28,000 copies of their debut EP, "Better Together". DJ KHALED was right behind them with 27,000 copies of "Suffering From Success" . . . and AFI sold 25,000 copies of their new disc "Burials" at #9.
Is Lindsay Lohan Off the Wagon?
LINDSAY LOHAN has been hitting clubs again. And while nobody's caught her drinking yet, people close to her say she has definitely slid back into old habits.
One source saw Lindsay at a party in L.A. last week, and says, quote, "She was definitely drinking alcohol. She got increasingly sloppy as the hours went on.
"At one point Lindsay was literally hanging on to a couple of her friends, like they were holding her up."
Conrad Murray Says Michael Jackson Would Be Appalled About People Blaming Him for Michael's Death
The paparazzi asked CONRAD MURRAY how MICHAEL JACKSON would feel about people blaming him for Michael's death . . . and he had the nerve to say that Michael would be, quote, "absolutely appalled."
He also said that Michael would probably tell all his fans who are judging Murray to, quote, "take a look in the mirror."
CBS Is Working on a "How I Met Your Mother" Spin-Off Called "How I Met Your Father"
"How I Met Your Mother" will end its nine-season run this coming spring, but there's talk that CBS is interested in doing a spin-off . . . called "How I Met Your Father".
It would feature a new cast of characters, including a female central character . . . who meets her future husband. So basically: Same show, different gender.
There's word that the new characters could be introduced in the series finale . . . and that the "How I Met Your Mother" hangout, MacLaren's Pub, may be featured on the new show, which would make it the link between the two.
Will Kick-Ass Play Quicksilver in the "Avengers" Sequel?
Sources say that AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON . . . whom you may know as KICK-ASS . . . will play the superhero Quicksilver in the upcoming "Avengers" sequel.
What's interesting though, is that Quicksilver will appear in next year's "X-Men: Days of Future Past". But he's played by a DIFFERENT actor . . . EVAN PETERS from "American Horror Story".
The two portrayals will probably be a little different, though.
In the comics, Quicksilver first appeared as an enemy of the "X-Men" in the 1960s. He and the Scarlet Witch are the children of Magneto. But they eventually turned GOOD and joined the Avengers.
The "X-Men" movie will probably feature the earlier version of Quicksilver . . . while he'll be a GOOD GUY in the "Avengers" flick.
And there may not be any overlap, because the "X-Men" is still a Fox franchise . . . while "The Avengers" is produced by Disney, which bought Marvel Comics in 2009.
By the way . . . the Scarlet Witch is also in the new "Avengers" movie. She's played by ELIZABETH OLSEN.
CHRIS BROWN has decided to get help for . . . well, we don't know exactly WHAT he's getting help for. But yesterday his rep announced that he's going to REHAB.
She said, quote, "His goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior, enabling him to continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point."
Brown's attorney dropped him off at a facility yesterday. They were accompanied by his mother and his girlfriend, Karrueche Tran.
The question is, does Chris really believe he needs help . . . or is he just trying to make the courts in L.A. go easy on him?
Remember, thanks to his probation in the RIHANNA case, he could get up to FOUR YEARS in prison on a probation violation for that scuffle he got into over the weekend.
At least one source says Chris really does need help, and he's serious about getting it. A friend says, quote, "He keeps self-medicating with weed and alcohol and that's when he always gets in trouble."
It's Official: The Jonas Brothers Are No More
It's official: The JONAS BROTHERS are done.
Of course, this isn't a huge surprise. There's been rampant speculation that they're splitting up ever since they abruptly canceled their tour and deleted their joint Twitter account earlier this month.
In confirming the news to "People" magazine, the brothers did try to SOFTEN the blow to their remaining fan-base by suggesting the split may not be permanent.
KEVIN JONAS said, quote, "It's over for now." NICK JONAS added, quote, "It's really hard to say 'forever' . . . [but] we're closing a chapter, for sure." And JOE JONAS said, quote, "It was a unanimous decision."
So, what happened?
Apparently, the boys had a meeting on October 3rd, and it was there that Nick expressed his concerns about the future. He told "People", quote, "I was feeling kind of trapped. I needed to share my heart with my brothers."
The band had been scheduled to release its fifth album later this year . . . but now, it's unclear if that album will see the light of day. Meanwhile, there's talk that Nick is now working on a new album with his group, NICK JONAS AND THE ADMINISTRATION.
Did Miley Cyrus and Lindsay Lohan Party Together?
If there are two people in Hollywood who probably shouldn't spend time together, it's LINDSAY LOHAN and MILEY CYRUS. That seems like a recipe for disaster. But, it's happening.
The NY Post claims Miley and Lindsay recently partied together in New York. A source tells the paper, ''Lindsay climbed over from her table next to the DJ booth to Miley's table. 'The two immediately began whispering in the corner. From that point on, the two tables essentially became one.''
A different source tells HollywoodLife.com ''It was absolutely bizarre but they looked like old pals. They even left together!
Lady Gaga Says She's "Not Conventionally Beautiful"
LADY GAGA has been named "Glamour" magazine's Woman of the Year . . . even though she doesn't necessarily find herself all that glamorous.
The magazine asked her if she thinks she's beautiful, and she replied, quote, "Not conventionally beautiful. I've always been OK with that. I'm not a supermodel. That's not what I do. What I do is music.
"I want my fans to feel the way I do, to know that what they have to offer is just as important, more important, than what's happening on the outside. I'm confident in who I am."
She added that she wears crazy outfits because she doesn't want to, quote, "face the reality of what people want from a female pop star"
"Everybody always laughs because I feel so much more comfortable with, like, a giant paper bag on my whole body and paint on my face. I reject the idea that I have to take all [the costumes and makeup] off to be [effing] authentic."
Bob Barker Will Be Back on "The Price Is Right" to Celebrate His 90th Birthday
"The Price Is Right" and former host BOB BARKER have had a complicated relationship since Bob left six years ago . . . but maybe things are being smoothed over now.
The producers have announced that Bob will appear on an upcoming episode to celebrate his 90th birthday. The episode will tape next week, and air on December 12th, which is Bob's actual birthday.
And that whole week . . . from December 9th to the 13th . . . will be dedicated to Bob. There's no word what all that will entail, but for now Bob is only scheduled to appear once.
The executive producer did say: Quote, "Monday through Friday we're going to be doing pet adoptions, which is something Bob did on the show for years."
As for his appearance, Bob will be helping with a pet adoption . . . and he's participating in a special Showcase Showdown, featuring prizes "that honor the benefits of reaching 90."
What does that mean? Well . . . they aren't really saying. The producer simply says, quote, "It's intended to show off just how hilarious Bob is and let him have a little fun."
This will be Bob's second appearance on "The Price Is Right" since leaving in June of 2007. He previously made an appearance in 2009, to promote his autobiography, "Priceless Memories".
Last year, Bob said he was upset when he wasn't invited back for the show's 40th anniversary celebration. Current host DREW CAREY later said that it "didn't occur" to anyone that Bob would want to be there.
And a few years back, Bob criticized Drew, saying that he while he always tried to make the show "really exciting" . . . Drew, quote, "doesn't do that. He just plays the games."
The "Entourage" Movie is Happening
Hopefully, this is the final word on the situation: "Entourage" creator and head writer DOUG ELLIN says the movie is ON. He Tweeted, quote, "It's a go. Love you all." And he included a picture of the cast.
Jon Hamm is So Manly His Face Has to Be Shaved Three Times a Day on the Set of "Mad Men"
Just how manly is JON HAMM? This should give you a clue: A "Mad Men" makeup artist says it's hard to keep the stubble off his face . . . even during a single day's shooting.
Quote, "We shoot such long hours, and for Jon, we shave sometimes two, three times a day."
Chris Brown's Felony Assault Charge Was Reduced to a Misdemeanor
CHRIS BROWN got some good news in court yesterday morning. A judge reduced his felony assault charge to a misdemeanor, then set him free after he pleaded not guilty. He's been ordered to return for a hearing on November 25th.
Chris and his bodyguard were arrested in Washington, D.C. early Sunday morning for allegedly punching a man who tried to jump into a photo with Chris. The bodyguard's charge was reduced as well.
Chris Brown's mother and rapper TREY SONGZ showed up to support Chris, and there were protesters outside the courthouse with signs saying stuff like "Free Chris" and "Leave Chris Brown Alone". (Here are some pics.)
Don't forget though, Chris is still on probation for assaulting RIHANNA in 2009. Authorities in Los Angeles are in the process of deciding whether this arrest constitutes a violation.
If they decide it does, Chris could wind up behind bars for up to FOUR YEARS.
Michael Jackson's Doctor is a Free Man . . . And His First Stop Was In-N-Out Burger
The man who was "caring" for MICHAEL JACKSON at the time of his death is a free man. DR. CONRAD MURRAY was released from prison at 12:01 A.M. yesterday morning, after serving two years of a four-year sentence.
His attorney said he was, quote, "elated" to be out. And his first stop was IN-OUT BURGER.
One person who's NOT elated that he's out is Michael's brother JERMAINE . . . who said he's DISGUSTED.
Murray has said in the past that he'd like to resume practicing medicine, but his license has been suspended or revoked in three states . . . and he's known all over the world as the man who killed Michael Jackson. So good luck with that.
Kanye West Says There Will Be Fighter Jets At His Wedding
Proposing in the middle of a Major League Baseball park with a full orchestra just isn't big enough. KANYE WEST has something even BIGGER planned for when he and KIM KARDASHIAN get married.
In a radio interview yesterday he said, quote, "Two words: FIGHTER JETS."
As for his over-the-top proposal, there was no significance to choosing AT&T Park as the venue. He said, quote, "I just thought it would be dope."
He also admits he was nervous, but only about, quote, "everything being on cue."
A few things didn't go exactly as planned. Kanye said they didn't have the lights exactly how he wanted them, and he originally wanted LANA DEL REY to perform in person, rather than have the orchestra. He didn't say why she wasn't there.
Kanye said he went through four different jewelers and three different rings before making up his mind. In fact, he chose the final ring just four hours before slipping it onto Kim's finger.
As for the relationship itself, he said, quote, "I wanted to marry that girl from the first time I saw her. Kim and I are the perfect balance."
He also said that he hadn't had a cell phone in three years, before buying one to keep in touch with Kim after she broke up with KRIS HUMPHRIES.
Miley Cyrus Would Rather Be Naked Than Cry in Front of People
I think by now we can all agree that MILEY CYRUS is comfortable being naked. In fact, during the making of her "Wrecking Ball" video, she was more comfortable with the nudity than she was with the crying.
In a new interview she says, quote, "For me, nudity has never been something that I've ever tripped about. I don't really see it the way everyone else sees it.
"I'd rather be naked in front of people than cry in front of people because I don't like showing weakness and that shows a lot of vulnerabilities.
"It was harder to be in that emotional state in front of so many people on set . . . rather than it just be about being naked."
Miley also says the sledgehammer-licking just sort of happened, after the director told her to, quote, "look like you're in love with it."
Justin Bieber Didn't Just Spend Time With a Prostitute in Central America, He Also Did Some Humanitarian Work
Over the weekend, we heard that JUSTIN BIEBER fooled around with a Panamanian prostitute earlier this month . . . ALLEGEDLY, of course.
Well, we do know that Justin's trip to Central America DID include some good, humanitarian work.
Justin was deep in the jungles of Guatemala this weekend, helping some poor villagers build a schoolhouse. It was part of his work with Pencils of Promise, an organization dedicated to building schools for communities in need.
In a video blog afterward, Justin said it was, quote, "one of the most amazing powerful experiences of my life." Again, he's talking about the school-building, not the alleged prostitute action.
Ellen DeGeneres Is Developing a Sitcom About a Pregnant Lesbian
16 years after ELLEN DEGENERES came out on her old ABC sitcom, she's developing a new sitcom for NBC about, quote, "a lesbian who gets pregnant just as her straight male best friend meets and marries the love of his life."
There's no title yet . . . and it's too early for any word on casting, however it does NOT sound like Ellen would actually appear on the show. If everything goes well, this show could be in the running to be on NBC's schedule next fall.
Years ago, there were reports that BRAD PITT wasn't the most pleasingly aromatic guy in Hollywood.
The "National Enquirer" claims Brad is back to emitting a foul odor, because he no longer uses SOAP. Instead he washes with, quote, "a homemade concoction of lemons, water and apple cider vinegar."
A source says, quote, "Brad says he's read up on the toxins of soap . . . especially the antibacterial ones . . . and feels that using them and antiperspirants is not only bad for the planet, but it also speeds up the aging process in humans."
The family isn't happy about it . . . and the kids have even been calling him STINKY DADDY. ANGELINA JOLIE tolerates it as long as they're away from each other working.
But when they recently reunited in Hong Kong, the source says Angelina, quote, "managed to coax him into a bubble bath."
Mary McCormack Kicked her Husband Out of the House for Making Out With Katharine McPhee
MARY MCCORMACK kicked her husband out of their house on Sunday after she found out he was messing around with KATHARINE MCPHEE.
Michael Morris . . . who had directed Katharine on the TV show "Smash" . . . knew the photos were being shopped around, and he actually tried to buy them himself. But he was outbid by TMZ. So he fessed up to Mary, and she sent him packing.
Katharine has been separated from her husband for six months, but a source says she's still, quote, "SO embarrassed she was caught" messing around with Morris.
Was Lindsay Lohan Reaching for a Wine Bottle . . . or Her Purse?
A so-called "source" says LINDSAY LOHAN wasn't reaching for a bottle of wine in that picture that's been circulating for the last few days.
She was reaching for her purse and her cell phone . . . and the, quote, "photo angle was set up" to make it look like she was going after the booze.
The source also claims Lindsay has gotten over her urge to drink, and has no problem being around people who do. Also, she's been, quote, "faithfully attending multiple AA meetings per week, and has continued therapy since leaving rehab."
Lady Gaga Is Wearing Ridiculous Costumes Again
We're about two weeks away from the release of LADY GAGA'S new album, "Artpop", which means it's time for her to start wearing ridiculous outfits in public to draw attention to herself. And that's exactly what she's doing. Of course.
In Berlin, Lady Gaga wore what some say is a strange bird-like outfit, with a giant headdress that completely covers her face. It's so big and awkward that she looks like a mascot or something.
Then, later the SAME DAY, Lady Gaga showed up in another crazy outfit . . . complete with lingerie and a FAKE mustache.
Finally, Lady Gaga ended the day by taking a TOPLESS shot of herself . . . still wearing the moustache, plus some weird glasses . . . and posted it on Instagram. She's covering herself with her arm though.
"Bad Grandpa" and "The Counselor" Are in Theaters This Weekend
1. "The Counselor" (R)
Michael Fassbender plays a lawyer tempted into setting up a one-time drug deal for one of his shady clients, played by Javier Bardem.
It's directed by Ridley Scott, and based on a screenplay by Cormac McCarthy, the guy who wrote "The Road" and "No Country for Old Men". Ridley dedicated the movie to his brother Tony Scott . . . who committed suicide in August of last year.
Penelope Cruz plays Fassbender's naive fiancée, Cameron Diaz is Bardem's sociopathic girlfriend, and Brad Pitt is the middle man who brokers the deal between them and a dangerous Mexican drug cartel.
2. "Bad Grandpa" (R)
Johnny Knoxville returns as his old man character, Irving Zisman, in a "Jackass" movie that actually has a PLOT for a change. In this one, Irving gets stuck with his 8-year-old grandson and is taking him across the country to find his deadbeat dad.
KANYE WEST rented out AT&T Park, where the San Francisco Giants play, to propose to KIM KARDASHIAN on Monday, which was Kim's 33rd birthday.
Kanye spent $35,000 to rent out the stadium . . . and a reported $1.25 million on the ring.
We should note that "Entertainment Tonight" says the ring is actually worth up to $6 MILLION.
So how did Kim react to her engagement? She tells E! News, quote, "Last night was truly magical!!! I am the luckiest girl in the world! I get to marry my best friend!"
This will be Kim's THIRD marriage. Before KRIS HUMPHRIES, she was married to a music producer named Damon Thomas, from 2000 to 2004. Up until now, Kanye has avoided marriage.
Katherine McPhee Was Spotted Making Out With Her Married Director . . . And She's Married, Too
Former "American Idol" minx KATHERINE MCPHEE was photographed making out with Michael Morris . . . who directed her TV show "Smash". And both of them are married to OTHER PEOPLE.
Morris' wife is MARY MCCORMACK . . . whom you may remember from the cable series "In Plain Sight". They have three daughters, ages 2, 6 and 9. Katherine is married to a guy named Nick Cokas. They have no kids.
Since all of this happened IN PLAIN SIGHT . . . pun intended . . . it may not be a KRISTEN STEWART-type situation. Sources say Katherine and Nick have been separated for six months. There's no word on the status of Michael and Mary's relationship.
Robert Downey Jr. Is the Most Valuable Movie Star
ROBERT DOWNEY JR. has been named the Most Valuable Movie Star by the website Vulture.com.
They ranked the Top 100 using some kind of formula that took into account box office totals, likeability, Oscars, critical reception, Twitter mentions, tabloid value and Studio value.
Downey is followed by LEONARDO DICAPRIO and JENNIFER LAWRENCE.
Here's the Top 10:
1. Robert Downey Jr.
2. Leonardo DiCaprio
3. Jennifer Lawrence
4. Sandra Bullock
5. Brad Pitt
6. Will Smith
7. Christian Bale
8. Denzel Washington
9. Tom Hanks
10. Johnny Depp
Pauly D from "Jersey Shore" is a Dad
PAULY D from "Jersey Shore" is a dad. He has a 5-month-old daughter named Amabella. (It means "lovable" in French.) She's the result of a VEGAS HOOKUP last fall, but it's legit. Pauly took a DNA test and everything.
Pauly says, quote, "I'm proud I'm a father. I am excited to embark on this new part of my life." As far as we know, he's not involved with the mother.
Kelly Clarkson's Mom Is Not Upset That She Wasn't Invited to Kelly's Wedding
It was back in August when KELLY CLARKSON said she and BRANDON BLACKSTOCK were planning to elope. They wanted to keep it simple with just his two kids and the minister.
And if you're wondering how Kelly's mom dealt with not being there, well, she's totally cool with it. She said, quote, "We're happy for her and she's so happy. She was so afraid we might be upset.
"But we were fine with it. I think the biggest thing for us to do was to allow her to do what she wanted to do."
Kelly did have a wedding video made for friends and family.
The Kardashians haven't had much good news lately so this is timed perfectly. KIM KARDASHIAN and KANYE WEST are getting married.
On Monday, on Kim's 33rd birthday, in front of friends and family, Kanye flashed "PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!!!" up on the big screen at AT&T Park in San Francisco, reports Us Weekly.
He got down on one knee and proposed with a 15-carat diamond ring by celebrity jeweler Lorraine Schwartz. A 50-piece orchestra played Lana Del Rey's Young and Beautiful, followed by Keri Hilson, Ne-Yo and Kanye's Knock You Down, reports E!.
Kim's hairstylist Clyde Haygood was on hand to snap and share a pic of Kim flashing her new bling. "Guess what just happened!! #kimye"
Sister Khloe tweeted: "Wow!!!!! Am I dreaming??!?!" and followed it with: "Tears of JOY!!!!!!! Wow!!!!!!"
Kelly Clarkson Married Reba's Stepson on Sunday
KELLY CLARKSON quietly got married on Sunday at an outdoor ceremony in the Smoky Mountains in Walland, Tennessee, which is near Knoxville.
She is now Mrs. Brandon Blackstock. He's the stepson of REBA MCENTIRE and the son of Kelly's manager. It's not a huge surprise since it's the same date she'd chosen for that big wedding they canceled when they decided to elope instead.
Kelly Tweeted some photos, along with the good news yesterday. Quote, "We got married yesterday at Blackberry Farms in Tennessee, the most beautiful place ever!"
Brandon is also BLAKE SHELTON'S manager . . . and there was a time when Blake agreed to officiate AND sing at the wedding. No word if that happened.
Cee Lo Was Charged With Giving a Woman Ecstasy, But Not With Raping Her
CEE LO GREEN was in court yesterday to face allegations that he slipped a woman Ecstasy and then sexually assaulted her.
He wasn't charged with rape due to insufficient evidence. He's still on the hook for a felony count of furnishing a controlled substance. He could face up to four years in prison if convicted.
Cee Lo reportedly drugged the unidentified 33-year-old woman at a Los Angeles restaurant in July of 2012, and then assaulted her at her hotel room. He pleaded Not Guilty to the drug charge.
In case you were wondering, producers of "The Voice" say Cee Lo will NOT be fired.
Dolly Parton Was In a Car Accident Yesterday
DOLLY PARTON was involved in a fender bender yesterday morning in Nashville. She was a passenger in the front seat of a car being driven by her longtime friend Judy Ogle when they were struck by another car at an intersection.
Dolly and Judy were taken to the hospital . . . but were released with minor injuries. The other driver was charged with failure to yield at an intersection.
Once Dolly got home she let everyone know what happened. She Tweeted, "I was in a fender bender this morning here in Nashville, but I am all good. Just a little tired and sore. Resting at home now!"
Betty White Is Spoofing Miley Cyrus
BETTY WHITE'S prank show "Off Their Rockers" is moving to Lifetime . . . and to promote it, Betty shot an ad that spoofs MILEY CYRUS and her "Wrecking Ball" video.
In the video, Betty says, quote, "I got some ideas from recent pop culture events that really got the kids talking." She then crashes through a concrete room while riding a wrecking ball. Betty IS fully clothed.
She also holds a sledgehammer and a foam finger.
Rashida Jones Wants Female Celebrities to "Stop Acting Like Whores"
RASHIDA JONES has done a sexy photoshoot or two, but she's not one of those ladies who slings it around. And she has a message for those who do.
She Tweeted, quote, "This week's celeb news takeaway: she who comes closest to showing the actual inside of her vagina is most popular. #stopactinglikewhores"
She added, quote, "There is a whole generation of young women watching. Sure, be SEXY but leaving something to the imagination . . .
"Let me clarify. I don't shame ANYone for anything they choose to do with their lives or bodies…BUT I think we ALL need to take a look at what we are accepting as 'the norm.'"
Then she capped it off with this . . . quote, "Also, calling on all men to show me dat ass."
Dolly Parton Raps About Her Boobs On Today's "Queen Latifah" Show
DOLLY PARTON does a rap song on today's "Queen Latifah Show" that makes fun of her boobs, twerking, MILEY CYRUS and "Duck Dynasty".
Here's a sample of the lyrics: "I don't hip and hop. I'd black both eyes with this big top. I know The Queen has got 'em too, but she don't work 'em like I do.
"Whoo, look at them go. I'm twerking them, I'm working them. Hey Miley, I have your 'Wrecking Balls' right here."
It may be worth noting that Dolly is Miley's Godmother and used to have a recurring role on "Hannah Montana" as Miley's aunt.
Ellen DeGeneres Gave a Waitress $10,000 . . . After She Paid the Tab for Two National Guard Soldiers
ELLEN DEGENERES gave $10,000 to a New Hampshire waitress who paid a tab for two National Guard soldiers.
The woman's name is Sarah Hoidahl. She's a 22-year-old single mother living with her mom. One day she was waiting on two female soldiers, and they were trying to choose inexpensive menu items, because they weren't getting paid due to the government shutdown.
So Sarah decided to cover their tab, which came to $27.75. Instead of a check, she gave them a note thanking them for their service.
Well, the women posted a picture of the note on Facebook, and that's how Ellen found out about it.
Ellen brought Sarah on her show Friday and gave her the $27.75. Then she surprised Sarah by giving her a big-screen TV . . . and a check for another 10-GRAND.
Justin Bieber Touched a Stripper's Butt
JUSTIN BIEBER hit up a strip club called VLive in Houston on Friday night. And afterward, one of the ladies Tweeted, quote, "He touched my ass I almost fainted.
"I've danced for a lot of celebrities and they normally don't phase me but Justin had me in shock!"
Meanwhile, Justin also hit a club called Nox . . . where he was photographed drinking a Dos Equis.
"Gravity" Is #1 for a Third Week
"Gravity" was the #1 movie at the box office for a third week in a row, after earning another $31 million. None of the other movies even came close to touching that this weekend.
"Captain Phillips" and "Carrie" fought it out for second place, but ultimately TOM HANKS' pirate movie just edged out the horror remake, $17.3 million to $17 million. And "Escape Plan" came in 5th place with $9.8 million . . . while "The Fifth Estate" made a measly $1.7 million at #8.
Here are this week's Top 5 movies:
1. "Gravity", $31 million. Up to $171 million in its 3rd week.
2. "Captain Phillips", $17.3 million. Up to $53.3 million in its 2nd week
3. (NEW) "Carrie", $17 million.
4. "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2", $10.1 million. Up to $93.1 million in its 4th week.
5. (NEW) "Escape Plan", $9.8 million.
Katy Perry's New Album Is Streaming Online
KATY PERRY'S new album, "Prism", comes out TOMORROW . . . but you can check it out early, because the whole thing is streaming on her site, KatyPerry.com.
The tears came at the end of her song, "Love Will Remember" . . . so not surprisingly, some people think she was crying over her ex, JUSTIN BIEBER.
Supposedly, the song IS about him. In fact, the original, leaked version of it featured a voicemail that he'd left her.
However, there IS another explanation. After the show, Selena said she was emotional during the concert because . . . she couldn't use Instagram. (???)
She posted a photo . . . on Instagram . . . and said, quote, "Never ended such a beautiful show in tears because they wouldn't allow me to Instagram tonight. [I'm] completely heartbroken and pissed. Thank you SO much Brooklyn."
Apparently, Selena has a tradition of taking photos with fans after her concerts . . . and for some reason she wasn't allowed to at this show. Still, that doesn't sound like a convincing explanation at all.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Got Married at the County Clerk's Office
KRISTEN BELL and DAX SHEPARD got married yesterday . . . at the Beverly Hills County Clerk's Office.
A source says they just went to the office to get a marriage license, but a court employee offered to marry them right on the spot . . . and they went for it.
Kristen and Dax got engaged in 2009, but they vowed not to get hitched until same-sex marriages were legal.
Tom Hanks Wants to Be in a Superhero Movie, But Nobody Asks Him
One thing we haven't seen TOM HANKS do yet is a superhero movie. And it's not by choice.
He says, quote, "They don't ask me, man. I keep trying. Come on, I can do it. I can do it. Even let me play a bad guy, let me play the bad guy against Batman. I'll do anything, call me. They've never asked. What do I gotta do?"
Tom doesn't want to play some scrub, though. If he can't be the villain, he wants to be the HERO. He says, quote, "God, I want to throw a shield at somebody. I want that.
"And I don't want to play the guy in the suit who tells the superheroes what's going on, I don't want to be that guy. 'Well, you know Batman, Captain America, Iron Man, here's what we've discovered.'
"I don't want to be that guy. I want to get in there, I want to play The Flash or something like that. They'll never give me a chance."
"Glee" Will End After Next Season
"Glee" creator Ryan Murphy has announced that the show will come to an end after NEXT season . . . so, that's one more season after this one, and then that's it.
Murphy added that his initial plan for the final season heavily involved LEA MICHELE and CORY MONTEITH'S characters, Rachel and Finn . . . but obviously, that will have change now that Cory's dead.
He said, quote, "The final year of the show . . . was designed around Rachel and Finn's story. I always knew that, I always knew how it would end. I knew what the last shot was . . . and [Finn] was in it.
"I knew what the last line was . . . [Rachel] said it to him. So when a tragedy like that happens you sort of have to pause and figure out what you want to do, so we're figuring that out now."
Murphy added that he has a new idea, and that he's going to be pitching it to the network soon. Fox has already renewed "Glee" for a sixth season next year.
Stallone and Schwarzenegger's "Escape Plan", the "Carrie" Remake, and the WikiLeaks Movie "Fifth Estate" Are in Theaters Now
1. "Carrie" (R)
Chloe Grace Moretz takes on the role of Carrie in this horror remake about a telekinetic girl who unleashes her power on her classmates at the senior prom. Julianne Moore plays her religiously fanatical mother.
It's based on the book by Stephen King, which was turned into the 1976 classic with Sissy Spacek as Carrie, and John Travolta as the guy who poured pig's blood on her.
2. "Escape Plan" (R)
Sylvester Stallone is a security expert who busts out of prisons for a living to test their security flaws. But when he's betrayed by a client and locked in a top secret location, he has to rely on his new cellmate, Arnold Schwarzenegger, to help him escape.
3. "The Fifth Estate" (R)
Benedict Cumberbatch plays WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, in a thriller about how he helped create the site for whistleblowers to anonymously leak information about corporate crimes . . . and eventually, covert military operations.
The real Julian Assange is currently hiding out as a political refugee, and was granted asylum by the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
Steven Tyler Is Collaborating with Psy, the "Gangnam Style" Guy
PSY . . . the guy behind "Gangnam Style" . . . says he's doing a song with STEVEN TYLER.
He says, quote, "When I was in school, I literally cried when AEROSMITH was singing 'Crazy' or 'Amazing' or whatever. They were my lifetime role models, and now I'm collaborating with STEVEN TYLER. What the [eff], man? I love my life."
There are no further details on the song. (Psy met Steven at some event in Singapore back in May. He even Tweeted a photo of them together.)
If Kim Kardashian Wants a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, She'd Better Win an Emmy, a Grammy or an Oscar
Last week on "Jimmy Kimmel Live", KANYE WEST suggested that KIM KARDASHIAN should have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Well, that's not gonna happen . . . because the Walk doesn't want her.
Spokeswoman Ana Martinez says, quote, "We don't have reality stars on the Walk of Fame. We don't have a category for it.
"We're happy to consider reality stars once they get nominated for, or win, an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar. We'll consider them when they're legitimate actors or singers."
Kendall and Kylie Jenner Were At a 21-And-Over Club
17-year-old KENDALL JENNER and her 16-year-old sister KYLIE hit up the Vignette Lounge in West Hollywood on Tuesday night. It's a 21-AND-OVER club.
Not only that, but the entertainment that night was being provided by Wax Rabbit, which includes topless dancers and bills itself as, quote, "a new, voyeuristic, hip hop and nudity nightclub experience."
The manager of the club INSISTS that bouncers checked IDs at the door, and both girls offered "proof" that they were over 21. Whoever was doing the carding didn't recognize them.
The girls went to the club with KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN'S boyfriend SCOTT DISICK. Earlier in the day, the three of them were at a fashion show, where Scott was DRUNK and acting OBNOXIOUS AND BELLIGERENT.
He was so bad, one model even FLIPPED HIM OFF from the runway.
Is Lindsay Lohan Dating a 19-Year-Old Male Model?
LINDSAY LOHAN is reportedly shacking up with a male model named Liam Dean. No big deal there . . . except that Lindsay is 27 . . . and Liam is 19.
They were at a club in New York this past Friday, and a witness says, quote, "They looked pretty into each other." Lindsay's publicist denies they're dating.
Did Robert Pattinson Go on a Cocaine Bender Around Los Angeles?
The not-always-reliable "Star" tabloid says ROBERT PATTINSON went on a "cocaine bender" across L.A. last month.
It started at the Viper Room, where RIVER PHOENIX overdosed . . . and ended at the Chateau Marmont, where the same thing happened to JOHN BELUSHI. Then the party went back to Rob's house, where he broke out MORE coke.
A so-called "source" says, quote, "Rob was doing coke all night . . . he tried to be subtle by scooping the coke out of a baggie with a key, but he was still in plain view of others in the room."
The source adds, quote, "He needs to stop hanging out with certain people who are not concerned for his well being."
Miley Cyrus Has Twerked Her Way to #1
Looks like all that twerking paid off, because MILEY CYRUS just debuted at #1 with 270,000 copies of "Bangerz". If you count her soundtrack albums as Hannah Montana, this is her fifth #1 album . . . and she's not even 21 yet.
PANIC! AT THE DISCO had the week's #2 album with 84,000 copies of "Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die" . . . rapper PUSHA T earned his first Top 10 as a solo artist with "My Name Is My Name" selling 75,000 copies . . . and the soundtrackto the "Glee" episode about CORY MONTEITH'S death debuted at #7 with 47,000 copies.
Here's this week's Top 5...
1. (NEW) "Bangerz", Miley Cyrus (270,000 copies)
2. (NEW) "Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die", Panic! at the Disco (84,000 copies)
3. "Nothing Was the Same", Drake (83,000 copies)
4. (NEW) "My Name Is My Name", Pusha T (75,000 copies)
5. "The 20/20 Experience, 2 of 2", Justin Timberlake (70,000 copies)
Taylor Swift's Next Album Will Be "Different" Than Anything She's Done Before
TAYLOR SWIFT has been writing songs for her next album, which she expects to release next fall. And she's really trying hard to come up with a new sound for this one.
She says, quote, "I think the goal for the next album is to continue to change, and never change in the same way twice.
"How do I write these figurative diary entries in ways that I've never written them before and to a sonic backdrop that I've never explored before?
"It's my fifth album, which is crazy to think about, but I think what I'm noticing about it so far is it's definitely taking a different turn than anything I've done before."
The not-always-reliable British tabloids say that KATIE HOLMES and GEORGE CLOONEY might be hooking up . . . or at the very least, a hookup could be in their future.
A source says they met at a dinner party a few weeks ago, and have been on, quote, "a number of dinner dates" since.
The source adds, quote, "They're both single and have met up a couple of times since the dinner party. Katie really has her sights set on him. There is a genuine connection . . . They are enjoying their new flirtation."
Meanwhile, JAMIE FOXX is denying rumors that HE'S hooking up with Katie. He says, quote, "[This is] 100% not true. In fact, it's quite hilarious because we simply danced at a charity event along with a lot of other people."
Someone Paid $749,000 for Kim Kardashian's Old Engagement Ring
KRIS HUMPHRIES finally unloaded the engagement ring he gave to KIM KARDASHIAN. It was auctioned off at Christie's in New York for $749,000.
Kris will pocket $620,000. The rest is the auction house's cut. The ring was reportedly worth $2 million when Kris bought it.
Whoopi Goldberg Resents Mary Steenburgen for Marrying Ted Danson
The "National Enquirer" says WHOOPI GOLDBERG has nothing but SEETHING, UNCONTROLLABLE, INTERRACIAL HATRED for actress MARY STEENBURGEN. And it's all because she married TED DANSON.
You may not remember this, but Whoopi and Ted dated for about a year, after they made the 1993 comedy "Made in America". He even left his wife and kids for her.
But he dumped her about a year later, supposedly under pressure from his parents. He married Steenburgen in 1995, and they're still together.
A source says, quote, "For Whoopi, Ted is the one that got away."
Lady Gaga Is Teaming Up with The Muppets for an ABC Holiday Special
LADY GAGA recently filmed a holiday special for ABC, which also features THE MUPPETS. There aren't any further details . . . other than that it will air sometime later this year.
Lady Gaga has a history with The Muppets. Kermit the Frog was her date to the 2009 "MTV Video Music Awards", and she once wore an outfit made out of plush Kermit toys.
She also filmed a cameo for the 2011 "Muppets" movie . . . but it didn't end up making the final cut.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Are Returning to Host the Next Two "Golden Globes" Ceremonies
TINA FEY and AMY POEHLER are returning to host the next two "Golden Globes" ceremonies. They hosted this year's show, back in January . . . and were a big hit. The 2014 "Golden Globes" will go down on January 12th.
Rihanna Instigated Two Unrelated Arrests in Thailand . . . After Inadvertently Ratting Them Out on Twitter
RIHANNA is no longer in Thailand, and the locals are probably HAPPY about that . . . because her social media posts kept getting them into trouble with the law. Here's what happened:
Last month, Rihanna Tweeted about being at a WILD Thai bar, where a dirty sex show happened onstage.
She Tweeted, quote, "Either I was wasted last night, or I saw a Thai woman pull a live bird, two turtles, razors, shoot darts and ping pong, all out of her [nether region] . . .
"THEN she tried to turn water into coke in ['there']!! Uhh yea, all I'm saying is water went in, and soda came out! I'm traumatized!!! . . . Only in Thailand."
Well, this tipped off the local authorities, who tracked down the bar, arrested the owner, and charged him with obscenity and operating without a permit.
A local cop says, quote, "[We] found out about this bar the morning after Rihanna tweeted about it, but we were not able to catch them violating the law until Saturday night. We had been waiting for them and finally caught them red-handed."
The bar owner is facing up to a year in prison, and a $1,900 fine.
Meanwhile, Rihanna had also posted an Instagram photo of herself playing with a "slow loris" . . . an endangered mammal that looks like a big-eyed baby Ewok.
That led Thai police to arrest a 20-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy, who could face charges of possession of protected animals. They're looking at up to four years in prison, and a 1,300 fine.
Jon Bon Jovi Walked a Female Fan Down the Aisle at Her Wedding
This is pretty cool: JON BON JOVI walked a female fan down the aisle at her wedding. The ceremony was in Vegas . . . but the bride is from Australia.
The woman had launched a campaign on Facebook to try to get it to happen. Obviously, she got his attention . . . and since he was already going to be in town, he agreed to do it.
They even played "Livin' on a Prayer" as he was walking her down.
"Bachelor" Sean Lowe and the Winner of His Love Have Actually Set a Wedding Date
We may be on the cusp of seeing HISTORY. The most recent "Bachelor", SEAN LOWE, and the winner of his love, CATHERINE GIUDICI, have actually set a wedding date.
It's scheduled to go down on January 26th . . . and it will air live on ABC.
This is notable because . . . in 17 seasons . . . NO "Bachelor" couple has EVER gotten married. That is, among the couples which were created ON the show.
Season 13's Jason Mesnick is still married to Molly Malaney, but that doesn't count because Jason initially chose Melissa Rycroft, before dumping her for Molly, who was the runner-up. Jason and Molly have been married for three years.
"The Bachelorette" has been slightly more successful. Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter from Season One have been married for 10 years, and Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum from Season Seven have been married for 10 months.
The most recent "Bachelorette", Desiree Hartsock, and her chosen one, Chris Siegfried, are still engaged, but they haven't set a wedding date yet.
In all, just four of the couples from these shows are still together, across 26 seasons. That's a 15% success rate . . . although two of the "successes" haven't even been together for a year yet.
But let's not get ahead of ourselves, Sean and Catherine haven't walked down the aisle yet . . . and wedding dates have been set in the past, only to be scrapped before the big day.
Sir Anthony Hopkins Binge-Watched "Breaking Bad", Then Wrote a Love Letter to Bryan Cranston
SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS recently "binge-watched" all five seasons of "Breaking Bad" in just two weeks. And he LOVED it. He sent an email to BRYAN CRANSTON saying, quote, "Your performance as Walter White was the best acting I have seen, EVER . . . [the show was] awesome."
STEVEN MICHAEL QUEZADA, who played Steven Gomez on "Breaking Bad", posted the email on Facebook.
Steven has since deleted the Facebook post . . . but Anthony's rep has confirmed that the message is legit.
"The Walking Dead" Returned to Monster Ratings
"The Walking Dead" returned for its fourth season on Sunday night, and it had MONSTER ratings.
According to Nielsen, the episode drew 16.1 million viewers, which smashed the show's previous record by nearly four million. The previous mark was set in March, when 12.4 million people tuned in for the third season finale.
16.1 million viewers would be big for the broadcast networks . . . and it's a MAMMOTH number for cable. AMC is doing well right now. In addition to this, the "Breaking Bad" series finale just had 10.3 million viewers two weeks ago.
5.1 million people stuck around for the after-show, "The Talking Dead".
Also, "The Walking Dead" generated 1.17 million tweets from 570,148 different accounts during the premiere, including nearly 40,000 Tweets about the show in the first minute of the East Coast broadcast.
Did Shia LaBeouf Get Kicked in the Crotch for Filming Two Girls Puking?
The not-always-reliable British tabloids say SHIA LABEOUF was punched in the face and kicked in the crotch for filming two girls puking on the sidewalk.
Shia is in London filming a World War 2 movie called "Fury" with BRAD PITT and SCOTT EASTWOOD. The other night, he was out on the town with a friend, when he came across two sisters who were throwing up on the sidewalk.
We ASSUME they were drunk, although that's not explicitly stated. Whatever the case, Shia found this amusing, so he whipped out his phone and started filming them.
They asked him to stop, but he wouldn't. So a COMPLETE STRANGER who happened to witness this walked up to Shia, slugged him in the face TWICE and kicked him in the nards.
At that point, bouncers from a nearby club jumped in and pulled everyone apart. Shia took off, and as far as we know, he didn't file a police report.
Ironically, one of the girls says she didn't even recognize Shia until after he got beat up. She says if she'd known it was him, she would have gladly allowed him to film her throwing up, because she has a "massive crush" on him.
Did Justin Bieber Assault the Manager of a Club DJ?
JUSTIN BIEBER has been accused of cheap-shotting the manager of a club DJ in South Korea.
The DJ's name is Michael Woods, and here's what he Tweeted Saturday morning . . . quote, "Justin Bieber and his army of heavy security muscled in to the booth half way thru my set in S. Korea demanding hip hop.
"So when I told [him] to [eff] off and put some clothes on he took a cheap shot at my tour manager and fled behind a wall of security."
Woods then got some support from DEADMAU5, who Tweeted, quote, "Dear Justin Bieber, would you please grow the [eff] up already? In the meantime, put a shirt on, and stay away from nightclubs."
By the way . . . after Woods finished his set, Justin hit the DJ booth and played his beloved hip hop.
Now Michael Douglas Says He Had Tongue Cancer, Not Throat Cancer
MICHAEL DOUGLAS LIED about having throat cancer. He actually had TONGUE cancer. So why did he lie? Because he was about to do press for the "Wall Street" sequel, and tongue cancer is a lot more serious.
He says, quote, "The surgeon said, 'Let's just say it's throat cancer.'" The doctor also told Michael that if they had to do surgery for tongue cancer, he could potentially lose part of his jaw and tongue.
Carrie Underwood Spreads Coconut Oil "All Over" Her Body
If you ever get close enough to smell CARRIE UNDERWOOD, expect coconut.
She tells "Women's Health", quote, "I put coconut oil on my food, I put it on my face, I put it on my hair. If it's winter, the second I get out of the shower, I spread it all over and it feels really good and it smells good too."
As you may know, Carrie is a proud vegan, but she's not a strict one. She says, quote, "I consider myself to be a practical vegan. If I order something on a menu and it has a sprinkling of cheese on top I'm not going to send it back.
"I've been vegetarian . . . no fish no chicken no meat vegetarian . . . for about a decade now. The vegan thing is something I try to do my best on because it's a cheesy world out there.
"It's when I go other places that it can be a challenge especially when you don't exactly know what you're ordering. It doesn't say that there's cheese on the menu. But like I said I'm practical vegan."
Pearl Jam Is Being Honored on "Fallon" Next Week
Next week, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" is launching a five-day tribute to PEARL JAM. Of course, this coincides with the release of Pearl Jam's new album, "Lightning Bolt", which comes out TOMORROW.
Next Monday, Chris Cornell and the Avett Brothers will perform the Pearl Jam song "Footsteps" . . . on Tuesday, Robin Pecknold from Fleet Foxes will cover "Corduroy" . . .
On Wednesday, Dierks Bentley, The Roots and Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready will do a mysterious, quote, "one-of-a-kind performance." And on both Thursday and Friday, Pearl Jam will take the stage.
"Captain Phillips" and "Machete Kills" Didn't Come Close to Beating "Gravity"
"Gravity" was the #1 movie at the box office again this weekend, pulling in another $44.3 million. It's now made more than $123 million in the 10 days since it was released.
"Captain Phillips" was a distant second place with $26 million . . . and "Machete Kills" was basically dead on arrival with just $3.8 million in 4th place. Here are this week's Top 5 movies:
1. "Gravity", $44.3 million. Up to $123 million in its 2nd week.
2. (NEW) "Captain Phillips", $26 million.
3. "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2", $14.2 million. Up to $78 million in its 3rd week.
4. (NEW) "Machete Kills", $3.8 million.
5. "Runner Runner", $3.7 million. Up to $14.1 million in its 2nd week.
The nominees for the "41st Annual American Music Awards" were announced yesterday . . . and MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS led everyone with six nominations.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and TAYLOR SWIFT followed with five nominations . . . while FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, RIHANNA and ROBIN THICKE scored four apiece.
Two performers have been announced already: IMAGINE DRAGONS and . . . BRACE YOURSELF . . . MILEY CYRUS.
As usual, YOU will choose the winners. Voting is open NOW at AMAvote.com. Before casting your vote, you'll have to sign in through Facebook . . . or provide an email address to register. And for the first time, you can also vote on Twitter.
Here are the nominees for the two biggest awards. . .
Artist of the Year:
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Single of the Year:
"Cruise", Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly
"Blurred Lines", Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell and T.I.
"Thrift Shop", Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz
Kris Jenner Regrets Divorcing Robert Kardashian
We keep hearing that KRIS and BRUCE JENNER are still, like, SUPER HAPPY AWESOME FRIENDS, and still TOTALLY LOVE EACH OTHER AND STUFF.
But listen to what Kris told some magazine called "New You" . . . quote, "The one regret, if I had to do it over, would be divorcing Robert Kardashian. But then there wouldn't have been Kendall and Kylie, so that's the way I look at it."
She added, quote, "Everything happens for a reason, and we learn from our mistakes. I thought I was so smart when I was young; I was fearless."
Craig Robinson Was Busted for Drug Possession in the Bahamas
Actor CRAIG ROBINSON was busted for drug possession in the Bahamas Wednesday. Customs officials found a small amount of pot and Ecstasy on him as he tried to board a plane in Nassau.
Robinson told the magistrate he didn't know the stuff was illegal in the Bahamas. They just gave him a $1,000 fine. (Robinson played Darryl on "The Office". You also know him from "Pineapple Express", "Hot Tub Time Machine" and "This Is the End".)
Taylor Swift Will Spend the Weekend in Nashville Opening a Museum Wing In Her Name . . . And Being Honored With Another Songwriters Award
TAYLOR SWIFT will be the guest of honor at two very big events this weekend in Nashville. Tomorrow she'll be at the Grand Opening of the Taylor Swift Education Center at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
It was her donation of $4 million last year that helped build the Center . . . which is all about helping young musicians. There are three classrooms and a learning lab, plus an interactive children's exhibit gallery that will open next year.
And then on Sunday, she'll be receiving her sixth International Songwriter/Artist of the Year Award from the Nashville Songwriters Association. She's won that award more times than any other artist.
In other Taylor Swift news, she's released a teaser of the song "Sweeter Than Fiction", which is in the upcoming movie "One Chance" . . . about the life of "Britain's Got Talent" winner PAUL POTTS.
Does Madonna Text During Movies?
The "New York Post" says MADONNA got scolded for texting during a movie . . . then attacked the person who called her out. It happened during a screening of the new movie "12 Years a Slave" at the New York Film Festival Wednesday night.
As the movie started, Madonna kept her face in her phone . . . until an audience member asked her to put it away. So she snapped back, quote, "It's for business . . . enslaver!"
New Movies This Weekend
1. "Machete Kills" (R)
Danny Trejo IS Machete. In the sequel, he's asked by the President to go to Mexico and stop a terrorist from starting a nuclear war. Mel Gibson plays the main villain, and Charlie Sheen is the president.
This movie includes a few firsts. It's the first time in Charlie's career that he's been credited under his TRUE name, Carlos Estevez . . . it's the first time Mel Gibson has been cast as the villain . . .
And it's Lady Gaga's acting debut. She plays an assassin called the Chameleon, whose other faces include Antonio Banderas, and Cuba Gooding Jr.
2. "Captain Phillips" (PG-13)
Tom Hanks plays Captain Richard Phillips, the guy whose ship was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009. It's based on the true story about the military standoff that ensued as they held him hostage while the crew stayed locked in the engine room.
The taking of his freighter, the Maersk Alabama, was the first time an American cargo ship had been hijacked in nearly two hundred years.
Jimmy Kimmel and Kanye West Made Nice Last Night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live", Sort Of
KANYE WEST was on JIMMY KIMMEL'S show last night to address their feud, which started after Jimmy did a skit where he had kids re-enacting a recent, self-indulgent interview Kanye gave.
First off, they shut down talk that the whole thing was a publicity stunt. Although Jimmy is ALWAYS doing pranks . . . including that recent one involving the twerking girl . . . Kanye, very seriously, insisted that he NEVER does publicity stunts.
Kanye didn't seem upset anymore, and basically conceded that his Tweets were a knee-jerk reaction to the skit, and that he didn't even watch it all the way through.
There were awkward moments . . . mostly due to Kanye not having a sense of humor whatsoever.
At one point, Jimmy said, quote, "A lot of times, I think you bring it on yourself . . . this kind of misunderstanding about you . . . I don't know if you know this, but a lot of people think you're a jerk."
Kanye just gave him a cold stare as he listened to Jimmy go on to say that he knows Kanye not to be the person that he sometimes projects.
Naturally, Kanye spent a lot of time boasting about how awesome he is. He said, quote, "I say things the wrong way a lot of times, but the intention is always positive."
Jimmy responded, quote, "When you said you think you're a genius, I think that upsets people. But the truth is a lot of people think they're geniuses, but nobody says it because it's weird to say it."
And Kanye said, quote, "I'm totally weird and totally honest and I'm totally inappropriate sometimes, and the thing is for me to say I'm not a genius I'd be lying to you and to myself."
Walter White's Briefs from "Breaking Bad" Sold at Auction for $9,900
An auction of HUNDREDS of items from "Breaking Bad" has ended, and some things went for big money. Here are a few highlights:
BRYAN CRANSTON'S character Walter White was shown in his underwear many times, but the pair of tighty-whiteys he wore in the pilot episode brought in $9,900. (The auction does not specify whether or not they've been CLEANED.) (???)
Walt's copy of the book "Leaves of Grass" went for $65,500.
Hector Salamanca's bell went for $26,750 . . . two versions of the pink teddy bear went for more than $20,000 each . . . Tuco's grill went for $20,250 . . . Jesse's Hello Kitty phone brought in $4,600 . . . and Jesse's HAZMAT suit went for $3,100.
Did Kris Jenner Leave Bruce So She Could Date Younger Men?
Did KRIS JENNER leave BRUCE so she could become a COUGAR? That's the word that's going around the World Wide Web of Celebrity Gossip.
A source says, quote, "The separation was Kris' idea. She's tired of being held down. She wants to date, and she wants to date younger men." Kris is 57 years old.
In fact, she may have already started. Some say she's trying to sink her claws into BEN FLAJNIK from "The Bachelor". She even Tweeted a picture of herself with Ben and another guy at his vineyard a few weeks ago.
Ben is 31, and a source says they've been "spending a lot of time together."
Meanwhile, Kris was also spotted out with BRITNEY SPEARS' ex-boyfriend and manager, JASON TRAWICK, on Sunday. He's 42.
In related news, we're hearing that Kris and Bruce don't have a prenup . . . which means they'll probably end up splitting their $125 million fortune if they divorce. Although this may never become an issue, since they don't plan on divorcing.
Josh Hutcherson Says He Might Turn Gay One of These Days
"Hunger Games" star JOSH HUTCHERSON tells "Out" magazine that he's straight . . . BUT THAT COULD CHANGE. (!!!)
He says, quote, "Maybe I could say right now I'm 100% straight. But who knows? In a [freakin'] year, I could meet a guy and be like, 'Whoa, I'm attracted to this person.'"
He adds, quote, "I've met guys all the time that I'm like, 'Damn, that's a good-looking guy,' you know? I've never been, like, 'Oh, I want to kiss that guy.'
"I really love women. But I think defining yourself as 100% anything is kind of near-sighted and close-minded."
Josh also thinks his "Hunger Games" character Peeta would be into a THREE-WAY with Katniss and Gale . . . a.k.a. JENNIFER LAWRENCE and LIAM HEMSWORTH.
He says, quote, "He's very sensitive, in touch with his emotions. I think it really might solve a lot of their problems."
Owen Wilson Made A Baby With His Personal Trainer
OWEN WILSON is reportedly expecting a child in January with his personal trainer. She's married, but has been separated since before she and Owen started fooling around.
The woman's name is Caroline Lindqvist. She's a Swedish-born ballerina, and she's 42 years old. (Owen is 44.)
Sources say he hired her as a personal trainer . . . and over time, the training got EXTREMELY personal. She's due in January.
Owen also has a son from a previous relationship. The boy was born in January of 2011, and Owen and the mother broke up a few months later.
Tom Hanks Can't Gain Weight for Movies Anymore Because of His Diabetes
Earlier this week on "Letterman", TOM HANKS revealed that he has Type 2 diabetes. And because of that, he says he can't gain weight for movie roles anymore.
He says, quote, "Gaining and losing of weight may have had something to do with this, because you eat so much bad food and you don't get any exercise when you're heavy.
"But I think I was genetically inclined to get it, and I think it actually goes back to a lifestyle I've been leading ever since I was 7 years old, as opposed to 36."
He added, quote, "Pizza is the most delightful thing ever invented, and it's . . . for me . . . diabolically dangerous."
The rumors about KRIS and BRUCE JENNER having marital problems were probably true all along . . . because they announced yesterday that they're SEPARATED after 22 years of marriage.
Kris says, quote, "We are living apart. But there is no animosity. We are united and committed to our family."
She added, quote, "We ended a marriage, but that's not the end of our friendship. I will always love him, but we are [no] longer a couple in that way."
They also released a joint statement saying, quote, "We are living separately and we are much happier this way . . . We will always remain best friends and, as always, our family will remain our number one priority."
For whatever reason, they have no plans to divorce. Apparently, they're cool with the way things are. At least for now. They've reportedly been apart since June.
Bruce is 63 . . . Kris is 57. They have two kids together . . . 17-year-old KENDALL and 16-year-old KYLIE.
As for why they split . . . sources say Kris is addicted to celebrity, and Bruce wanted to live a much simpler life. It was HIS idea to move out. She didn't want him to, because it wasn't good for their show.
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas Are Still Trying To Stay Together
The Daily Mirror claims CATHERINE ZETA-JONES and MICHAEL DOUGLAS will spend Thanksgiving together.
A source tells the paper, “It’s baby steps. They’re not back as a full-time couple but they aren’t taking off rings. Alone time could help them. When Michael said he was hopeful of a reconciliation, he knew it would take a while.”
Will John Mayer and Katy Perry Be Engaged Soon?
There have been a lot of rumors about JOHN MAYER finally wanting to settle down with girlfriend KATY PERRY but given his past, few people have taken them seriously. BUT, today we have a credible source saying it's TRUE.
VH1 claims John is currently meeting with jewelers to pick out the perfect wedding ring for Katy.
Neither singers' reps have made any comment on this. Of course, if it was supposed to a surprise for Katy, that's been ruined.
Kanye West Will Be a Guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Tonight, But Kimmel Insists That Their Feud Was Not a "Set-Up"
When KANYE WESTflipped out on JIMMY KIMMEL two weeks ago, some people thought it was STAGED. After all, Kimmel had just done that awesome prank video where the girl twerks, falls and catches on fire.
Well, now Kimmel has announced that Kanye will be a guest on his show TONIGHT, but he's still insisting that their dust-up was NOT a prank. He Tweeted, quote, "For real, yes. And was it all a set-up, no."
After Kanye freaked, Kimmel joked, quote, "Finally, I'm in a rap feud. I always wanted to be in a rap feud." And he also Tweeted, quote, "I challenge you to a rap battle, Kanye. #IPlayTheClarinet."
Kanye may have had a change of heart, because he's since deleted his rant from his Twitter feed . . . while Kimmel still has his responses up on his.
All the Songs from "Glee's" Tribute to Cory Monteith Are Online
The "Glee" tribute to CORY MONTEITH and his character, Finn Hudson airs tomorrow night . . . but all the songs are online now.
All six tracks are up on YouTube and on "Entertainment Weekly's" website, including LEA MICHELE'S cover of BOB DYLAN'S "Make You Feel My Love". Adele, Kelly Clarkson and Garth Brooks have also covered the song.
"Voice" host and radio superstar CARSON DALY appears to be engaged to his girlfriend of six years, Siri Pinter. The two of them were spotted in Los Angeles Saturday, and Siri was wearing what looked like an engagement ring. (Scroll down here for a picture.)
Carson and Siri already have two kids together . . . a 3-year-old son named Jack and a year-old daughter named Etta Jones.
Halle Berry Gave Birth to a Baby Boy
HALLE BERRY and OLIVIER MARTINEZ are parents. Halle gave birth to a baby boy Saturday in Los Angeles. There's no word on the name yet.
This is Halle's second child. She has a 5-year-old daughter named Nahla with ex-boyfriend GABRIEL AUBRY.
A source says, quote, "Olivier hasn't left Halle's side. Nahla visited her baby brother earlier today."
"Gravity" Had the Best October Opening of All Time
"Gravity" had a record-breaking weekend at the box office, pulling in $55.6 million in its first three days of release. That's the best October opening of all time, surpassing "Paranormal Activity 3", which opened to $52.6 million two years ago.
The JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE-BEN AFFLECK movie "Runner Runner" claimed the #3 spot this week with $7.6 million. Here are this week's Top 5 movies:
1. (NEW) "Gravity", $55.6 million.
2. "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2", $21.5 million. Up to $60.6 million in its 2nd week.
3. (NEW) "Runner Runner", $7.6 million.
4. "Prisoners", $5.7 million. Up to $47.9 million in its 3rd week.
5. "Rush", $4.4 million. Up to $18.1 million in its 3rd week.
Sandra Bullock Was the Sixth Choice for the Lead in "Gravity"
"Gravity" just set the record for the biggest opening weekend for a movie in the month of October. But SANDRA BULLOCK is lucky to be celebrating. Because she wasn't even CLOSE to being the first choice to play the female lead.
We heard last week that ANGELINA JOLIE was originally going to star, back when the movie was announced a few years ago. But after she bowed out, the producers went through FOUR more actresses before they got to Sandra.
They were, in this order . . . Marion Cotillard, Scarlett Johansson, Blake Lively and Natalie Portman. So Sandra was actually the SIXTH choice.
Britney Spears Claims She "Always" Sings Live
In a recent radio interview, BRITNEY SPEARS was asked about rumors that she'll lip-sync her way through her upcoming residency in Las Vegas. She responded by saying that she "ALWAYS" sings live.
She said, quote, "I'm definitely going to be singing live. I always sing live . . . it doesn't sound so great all the time, but I do my best." She admitted that it's hard to sing live while she's doing so much dancing and choreography.
Harry Connick Jr. Is Getting His Own Sitcom on Fox
Did HARRY CONNICK JR. get a SITCOM out of his negotiations to be an "American Idol" judge? Maybe.
Fox has announced that they're developing a new sitcom, which will star Harry as, quote, "a successful entertainer and single dad who takes time off to reconnect with his teenage daughter." There's no word on a title yet.
It's pretty early in the process, so if this does come together, it wouldn't go into production until after the upcoming season of "Idol".
MILEY CYRUS has found herself in a full-on social media dust-up with 80s singer SINEAD O'CONNOR.
It started earlier this week when Sinead wrote a lengthy open letter to Miley expressing concern over her current artistic direction.
She said, quote, "You will obscure your talent by allowing yourself to be pimped, whether it's the music business or yourself doing the pimping. Nothing but harm will come in the long run, from allowing yourself to be exploited."
She added, quote, "You are worth more than your body or your sexual appeal. You have enough talent that you don't need to let the music business make a prostitute of you.
"The message you keep sending is that it's somehow cool to be prostituted . . . it's so not cool Miley . . . it's dangerous."
So Miley fought back by going on Twitter and calling Sinead CRAZY. She Tweeted, quote, "Before AMANDA BYNES . . . there was . . . "
Then Miley posted some of Sinead's Tweets from two years ago, when she was going through some tough times. They included these:
"I desperately need to get back on meds today. Am in serious danger."
"Does anyone know a psychiatrist . . . who could urgently see me today please? I'm really un-well. And in danger."
Miley also posted a picture of Sinead ripping a photo of Pope John Paul the Second on "Saturday Night Live" back in 1992.
That prompted ANOTHER, much angrier letter from Sinead. This time she said, quote, "Miley . . . Really? Who the [eff] is advising you? Because taking me on is even more [effin'] stupid than behaving like a prostitute and calling it feminism."
She added, quote, "[H]ave you any idea how stupid and dangerous it is to mock people for suffering illness? You will yourself one day suffer such illness, that is without doubt. The course you have set yourself upon can only end in that, trust me."
She also defended her actions on "SNL" back in the day, saying, quote, "By mocking it you mock every child who suffered sexual abuse at the hands of priests and had it covered by the Vatican.
"You could really do with educating yourself, that is if you're not too busy getting your [boobs] out to read." (Of course she didn't say "boobs". She used the word that rhymes with BITS. Check out all Sinead's messages on her Facebook page.)
Miley responded last night, but she pulled things back a little. She also threw in a PLUG.
She said, quote, "Sinead. I don't have time to write you an open letter cause Im hosting & performing on SNL this week. So if you'd like to meet up and talk lemme know in your next letter. :)"
Britney Spears Says She Gets Pressured to Be Overly Sexual
In a radio interview yesterday, BRITNEY SPEARS suggested that she's being pressured to be overly sexual.
When talking about her new video for "Work [B-word]", Britney was asked if she feels any less comfortable about flaunting her body, now that she's grown up and a mom.
She responded, quote, "Oh my God, we showed way more skin and did way more stuff for the video than what is actually there. I cut out half the video because I'm a mother and because, you know, I have children . . .
"And it's hard to play sexy mom while you're, you know, being a pop star as well."
When directly asked if "they're pushing her further than she wants to go," she laughed and said, quote, "Yes."
She added, quote, "A lot of sex goes into what I do. But sometimes I would like to bring it back to the old days when . . . there's like not that much sex stuff . . . and just making it about the dance."
After the interview, Britney's manager and her father . . . who's acting as her conservator . . . denied that she's pressured into being sexy.
They released a statement saying, quote, "Britney is NEVER pressured into anything. She reviews all creative and for her 'Work [B-word]' video she discussed toning down some parts in finding a balance of sexy and being a mom."
For what it's worth, Britney turns 32 in December.
Katy Perry Says She's Too Old to Flaunt Her Body Like Rihanna Does
In a British radio interview, KATY PERRY said she thinks she's too old to show off her body in public like RIHANNA does.
She said, quote, "I'm just getting a little bit older, and [realized] I don't know if I can pull that off any more. If I had Rihanna's body I would wear everything that Rihanna wears, because she looks fabulous in all of it."
For what it's worth, Katy turns 29 in three weeks. Rihanna is 25.
And like BRITNEY SPEARS just said in a recent interview, Katy said she wants people to pay more attention to her as an entertainer, than as a sex symbol.
She said, quote, "I want to keep the attention on my music. I really have a lot of confidence in my songs that are coming out, and that's where I need most of the focus . . . it's important for me to keep it about the music."
Nicki Minaj Didn't Hook Up With Zac Efron . . . But Apparently She Wouldn't Mind
The "Star" tabloid reported that NICKI MINAJ hooked up with ZAC EFRON over the summer. Apparently it's not true, because she Tweeted, quote, "Who exactly is Zac Efron tho? I'm sorry, I'm so confused."
One of Nicki's followers helped her out by sending her a shirtless photo of Zac . . . to which Nicki replied, quote, "Oooohhhh ok… Well I guess that rumor isn't so bad after all. lmfao."
Will Stacy Keibler's Breakup With George Clooney Force Her Back Into Wrestling?
The WWE tried to get STACY KEIBLER back for a few appearances when she started dating GEORGE CLOONEY. She wasn't interested.
But now that George is out of the picture, and Stacy is used to living the high life, she might be changing her tune.
A source says, quote, "Stacy had it all. Private jets, a mind-blowing wardrobe, whatever she wanted was at her beck and call. She even spent thousands on a high-tech tanning bed."
"Since they split, Stacy's had to give up a lot. But she still buys the best of everything and splashes out big bucks every week at the spa. She has two trainers, a health coach and a private chef."
The source adds, quote, "Stacy is considering making a one-time appearance on the wrestling circuit . . . She estimates she NEEDS over $50,000 a month to support her current lifestyle.
"She admits a return to wrestling isn't quite what she had in mind, but the offers are getting too good to refuse."
Stacy started her rasslin' career in WCW in 1999 . . . then became a WWE "Diva" in 2001. She left in 2006.
There Are Now Two Reality Shows In Development, Which Claim They're Sending People to Space
Last week, we heard a new reality show is in development, which will send celebrities INTO SPACE. It's called "Milky Way Mission", but no network is onboard yet . . . and there's no word what celebrities might be involved.
Meanwhile, NBC has picked up ANOTHER space reality show called "Space Race". Reality show super producer Mark Burnett is behind this one.
It'll feature everyday people vying for a spot on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo. There are no further details on the show . . . or when it might premiere.
Virgin head Richard Branson has said his space trips will begin sometime NEXT year. He's been booking spots on the space-plane for a while now, for $200,000 to $250,000 a pop.
We've heard numerous celebrities are interested in that . . . including Justin Bieber, Ashton Kutcher, Tom Cruise, Russell Brand, old-school "Dallas" star Victoria Principal, director Bryan Singer and Stephen Hawking.
Sandra Bullock's "Gravity" and Justin Timberlake's "Runner Runner" Open Today
1. "Gravity" (PG-13)
Sandra Bullock is an astronaut on her first mission, who gets stranded in space after the space shuttle is damaged and the crew is killed. George Clooney plays the veteran who tries to rescue her, and get the two of them safely back home.
2. "Runner Runner" (R)
Justin Timberlake is the right hand man of an online gambling tycoon, who gets pressured by the FBI to turn on his boss. Ben Affleck is his boss, Anthony Mackie is the agent trying to take him down, and Gemma Arterton is his love interest.