Justin Bieber Was High and on Xanax When He Was Arrested in Miami
The toxicology results are in and it's official: JUSTIN BIEBER had pot and the anti-anxiety drug Xanax in his system when he was pulled over for allegedly drag-racing in Miami last week.
We already knew Justin failed a field sobriety test . . . but we've also been hearing that he had very little alcohol in his system.
Meanwhile, in a police report from Justin's arrest, cops describe him as, quote, "excited, talkative, insulting [and] cocky."
Bruno Mars Isn't Nervous About His Super Bowl Show
Bruno Mars tells E! he's not nervous about performing at halftime of the Super Bowl. He also isn't promising too many bells and whistles with his show.
He says, "I ain't scared if that's what you think. Spectacle-wise? I don't do trapeze and all that stuff. I hope to get people dancing and smiling. If you ever come to one of my shows, it's just us up there. We've got these songs and our instruments and I'm hoping that's enough."
Is Demi Lovato Engaged?
Hollywoodlife.com claims DEMI LOVATO and WILMER VALDERRAMA are engaged or at least on their way.
A saleswoman at Tiffany & Co. tells the site, “He chose a really classic, beautiful ring, Demi is going to be a happy girl when she gets it. He didn’t say what it was for but he was really excited and happy — he seemed like any other guy getting ready to pop the question.”
So if Wilmer hasn't popped the question yet, this saleswoman has ruined the surprise for Demi.
Sandra Bullock's Secret to Staying Thin
The Star claims SANDRA BULLOCK stays thin by eating with a cocktail fork.
A source tells the tabloid, “Sandra figured out that she eats smaller portions when she uses a cocktail fork. It forces her to eat more slowly, and she winds up eating less. Sandra is now telling pals that the tiny fork is the secret to her success.”
An Organization Has Dropped Scarlett Johansson as Ambassador Due to her Super Bowl Commercial
SCARLETT JOHANSSON has stepped down as an ambassador for Oxfam International, due to a disagreement over her Super Bowl ad for SodaStream. It's not because it's too sexy. It's because the group takes issue with how SodaStream does business.
SodaStream's main production plant is in the West Bank. And Oxfam believes companies that do business there, quote, "further the ongoing poverty and denial of rights of the Palestinian communities that we work to support."
Zac Efron's "Awkward Moment" and Kate Winslet's "Labor Day" In Theaters Now
1. "That Awkward Moment" (R)
Zac Efron stars in this movie about three guys trying to avoid commitment, who end up getting sucked into relationships anyway. His friends are played by Miles Teller, who was Willard in the "Footloose" remake, and Michael B, Jordan from "Fruitvale Station".
2. "Labor Day" (PG-13) Trailer
Kate Winslet plays a single mom who falls in love with Josh Brolin, an escaped convict who forces her to hide him in her home. It's narrated by Tobey Maguire and directed by Jason Reitman, who did "Juno" and "Thank You For Smoking".
A Sequel to Sharknado is Happening
New York City will be plagued by sharks this July when Syfy premieres Sharknado 2: The Second One, the highly anticipated follow up to the network's original movie that dominated social media last summer.
Syfy officially announced that IAN ZIERING and TARA REID will reprise their roles as Fin and April in the sequel, which is set to begin production in New York in February.
Sharknado 2: The Second One will premiere in July 2014.
The White House Has to Respond to a Petition Asking for Justin Bieber to be Deported
If you start a petition on the official White House website, WhiteHouse.gov, and it gets 100,000 signatures within 30 days, then the White House WILL respond to said petition.
And that means that the White House now has to wade into the issue of whether or not to DEPORT JUSTIN BIEBER.
Because last week, someone started a petition to deport him and revoke his green card. And it got those 100,000 signatures in SIX DAYS. (Last we checked, it had about 174,000 signatures.)
The petition describes Justin as "dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing", and says he's endangering the lives of our citizens and setting a terrible example for our kids.
We all know that when the White House does respond, they'll say something generic, like how this is an issue for the police and the courts. But it'll still be fun to see exactly how they handle it.
Justin Bieber is Now Being Charged With Assault . . . But He Pleaded Not Guilty to DUI
JUSTIN BIEBER continues to be The Story That Will Not Die. Here are the latest developments . . .
Prosecutors in Toronto have charged Justin with CRIMINAL ASSAULT for allegedly beating up a limo driver back in December. The driver was reportedly hit in the back of the head several times while taking Justin and his posse to a hockey game.
We're assuming Justin was the assailant, since he was the one charged. Justin turned himself in yesterday, and was released.
Kim and Kanye Don't Want Bruce Jenner in Their Wedding If He Has a Sex Change
We have no idea if all those rumors about BRUCE JENNER surgically becoming a woman are true. But if they are, this is kind of harsh . . .
The "Star" tabloid claims KIM KARDASHIAN and KANYE WEST don't want him in their wedding if he is indeed a woman . . . or in the process of becoming a woman . . . by the time they're ready to get hitched.
It's mostly Kanye though. A source says, quote, "He told Kim that if Bruce is not a guy on the day they tie the knot, he doesn't want him to be part of the ceremony."
Cameron Diaz on Taco Bell: "Just 'Cause You Can Chew it and Swallow it and Poop it Out Doesn't Mean It's Food"
CAMERON DIAZ likes Taco Bell. But she doesn't eat it because she CARES about her health.
She says, quote, "I saw a Taco Bell yesterday . . . it made my stomach scream. If I had nothing else to do, I would be, like, 'Three bean-and-cheese burritos and give me some nachos with extra cheese sauce!' I would so kill that [crap].
"But what I've learned is that just 'cause you can chew it and swallow it and poop it out doesn't mean it's food." (Cameron just released a book called "The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body".)
The "Frozen" Soundtrack Is Back at #1
The soundtrack to the movie "Frozen" is back on top of the albums chart after selling 97,000 copies last week. It easily beat the week's #2 album, the "2014 Grammy Nominees" compilation, which sold 59,000 copies.
The debut album from A GREAT BIG WORLD, "Is There Anybody Out There?", sold 47,000 copies in fourth place.
Here's this week's Top 5. . .
1. The "Frozen" soundtrack (97,000 copies)
2. (NEW) The "2014 Grammy Nominees" compilation album (59,000 copies)
3. Beyoncé's self-titled album (48,000 copies)
4. (NEW) "Is There Anybody Out There?", A Great Big World (47,000 copies)
Billy Ray Cyrus Thinks He Knows How to Help Justin Bieber
A lot of people are offering help and advice to JUSTIN BIEBER. But the one person he probably SHOULDN'T listen to . . . other than his own parents . . . is MILEY CYRUS' dad.
Yet BILLY RAY thinks he knows what Justin needs. He says, quote, "I would just invite him to come down and chill out with me, maybe in Tennessee.
"Let’s go up to the teepee, build a fire, step away and just, you know, maybe take a break for a little bit, just think about what's important. Get back to life . . . Build a fire, count the deer and the hawks and relax a little bit."
Meanwhile, USHER and Justin's manager returned to the U.S. from Panama . . . where they supposedly held an "intervention" for Justin. But they refused to speak to the paparazzi.
The media mogul celebrated with friends at a SoulCycle spinning class on Friday, according to E! Online. "I just had the best birthday experience ever at SoulCyle," Oprah said in an Instagram video, seen wearing a "Happy Birthday Oprah" shirt.
Vin Diesel Explains His Latest Dancing Video
VIN DIESEL posted a video of himself on Facebook yesterday. Dancing. For seven and a half minutes.
In between grooving to KATY PERRY'S"Dark Horse" and BEYONCÉ'S"Drunk In Love", he explained that he was in a dancing mood because he'd heard that "Riddick" topped the DVD sales chart, and another installment in the franchise was in the works.
Ellen DeGeneres is Producing a New Gay Sitcom
ELLEN DEGENERES is producing a new gay-themed sitcom for NBC. It's about gay and straight best friends who decide to have a baby together . . . but things get complicated when one of them finds the love of their life.
It's an interesting choice, since NBC HAD a gay-themed sitcom last season. It was called "The New Normal", and it was about a gay couple who recruit a woman to have a baby for them. But they canceled it after just one season.
The Grammys Came in at #1 and the Pro Bowl was #7 in the Ratings
Sunday night's extremely long Grammy Awards was last week's most-watched show with 28.5 million viewers. The NFL Pro Bowl game also made the Top 10, coming in at #7 with 11.4 million viewers. Here are last week's Top 10 shows:
1. "Grammy Awards", CBS, 28.5 million viewers.
2. "60 Minutes", CBS, 14.3 million viewers.
3. An "NCIS" repeat, CBS, 14.2 million viewers.
4. Wednesday's "American Idol", Fox, 13.3 million viewers.
5. A "Big Bang Theory" repeat, CBS, 12.9 million viewers.
Daft Punk and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Were the Big Winners at the Grammys
DAFT PUNK were the big winners at last night's "Grammys", taking home FIVE trophies including Album of the Year.
Of course they didn't make any acceptance speeches because they're, you know, ROBOTS, and they were wearing those silly helmets all night.
Old-school singer-songwriter PAUL WILLIAMS gave the speech for the Album of the Year win, because he wrote a bunch of stuff for the disc. PHARRELL WILLIAMS and NILE RODGERS did the talking the other times.
MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS picked up FOUR Grammys, including Best New Artist, Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song. That's right, they spoiled BOTH of KANYE WEST'S chances to win a Grammy this year.
JAY Z came into the night leading the pack with nine nominations, but he only came away with ONE Grammy, for Best Rap / Sung Collaboration. And that had to be bittersweet, because he won it for "Holy Grail", his track with JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE.
See, he was also nominated in that same category with BEYONCÉ for "Part 2 (On the Run)". So he Grammy-blocked his own wife.
Other Grammy Winners:
Album of the Year: "Random Access Memories", Daft Punk
Record of the Year: "Get Lucky", Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers
Song of the Year: "Royals", Lorde
Best New Artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best Pop Album: "Unorthodox Jukebox", Bruno Mars
Best Traditional Pop Album: "To Be Loved", Michael Bublé
Best Pop Solo Performance: "Royals", Lorde
Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group: "Get Lucky", Daft Punk featuringPharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers
Best Dance Recording: "Clarity", Zedd featuringFoxes
Best Dance / Electronica Album: "Random Access Memories", Daft Punk
Best Rock Song: "Cut Me Some Slack", Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear
Best Rock Album: "Celebration Day", Led Zeppelin
Best Rock Performance: "Radioactive", Imagine Dragons
Best Metal Performance: "God Is Dead?", Black Sabbath
Best Alternative Music Album: "Modern Vampires of the City", Vampire Weekend
Best R&B Song: "Pusher Love Girl", Justin Timberlake
Best R&B Album: "Girl on Fire", Alicia Keys
Best R&B Performance: "Something", Snarky Puppy withLalah Hathaway
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: "Please Come Home", Gary Clark Jr.
Best Rap Song: "Thrift Shop", Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz
Best Rap Album: "The Heist", Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best Rap Performance: "Thrift Shop", Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: "Holy Grail", Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake
Best Urban Contemporary Album: "Unapologetic", Rihanna
Best Country Song: "Merry Go 'Round", Kacey Musgraves
Best Country Album: "Same Trailer Different Park", Kacey Musgraves
Best Country Solo Performance: "Wagon Wheel", Darius Rucker
Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group: "From This Valley", The Civil Wars
Was Justin Bieber's Arrest Exaggerated? He May Not Have Been Drunk or Drag Racing After All
JUSTIN BIEBER'S DUI arrest last week can't be swept under the rug . . . yet . . . but some of the details may not have been quite as bad as you may have heard.
For starters, some "source" tells CNN that Justin blew .011% and .014% in two Breathalyzer tests at the police station. That's significantly below the general .08% legal limit. Since Justin is under 21 . . . that doesn't even really matter.
But still, even Florida's "zero tolerance" law for underage drivers requires a reading of .02%. So .011% is a barely measurable amount.
So maybe Justin wasn't legally drunk . . . but he did admit to also smoking pot and taking prescription meds . . . and he FAILED a field sobriety test.
So he probably WAS driving under the influence, and he probably WAS too impaired to drive.
Also, even though Justin was not charged with speeding, the arresting officer said that was his reason for stopping Justin and testing his sobriety.
However, the head of the exotic car rental company that owns the yellow Lamborghini Justin was driving told CNN that the GPS tracking system in the car indicated that Justin didn't exceed 55 miles-per-hour in the 15 minutes before the stop.
Justin was stopped in a 30 mile-per-zone . . . so even if he WAS speeding, the notion of it being a "drag race" is being called into question. In fact, the car's GPS said Justin was "steady" at between 27 and 34 miles-per-hour on that road.
Kristen Stewart Plans to Shave Her Head and Tattoo Her Skull
KRISTEN STEWART has an interesting item on her bucket list. She says, quote, "I'm definitely going to shave my head before I die. I will definitely tattoo my head while it’s shaved before my hair grows back.
"I'm not sure which part, probably the bottom quadrant in the back. I don't know what the tattoo would be, yet. Still thinking."
"Ride Along" Was #1 Again, While "I, Frankenstein" Didn't Even Crack the Top 5
KEVIN HART and ICE CUBE'S cop comedy "Ride Along" was #1 at the box office again this weekend, pulling in another $21.2 million. That brings its two-week total to $75.4 million.
There wasn't much competition though. The one new movie in theaters was "I, Frankenstein", which had a dismal opening with just $8.3 million in 6th place. Here are this week's Top 5 movies:
1. "Ride Along", $21.2 million. Up to $75.4 million in its 2nd week.
2. "Lone Survivor", $12.6 million. Up to $93.6 million in its 5th week.
3. "The Nut Job", $12.3 million. Up to $40.3 million in its 2nd week.
4. "Frozen", $9 million. Up to $348 million in its 10th week.
5. "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit", $8.8 million. Up to $30.2 million in its 2nd week.
Justin Bieber Was Released on $2,500 Bail Plus What Role Did His Parents Play in This?
JUSTIN BIEBER was arrested after drag racing in Miami Beach early yesterday morning . . . and was charged with DUI, resisting arrest, and driving on an expired license. Here's the latest . . .
After cooling his heels in jail for several hours, Justin made a brief appearance before a judge, who set a "standard" bail of $2,500. Obviously, he didn't have any problem coming up with that. He probably had that much ON him, in cash.
Justin's parents appear to be ENABLERS in all this.
Justin allegedly admitted to cops that he drank some alcohol, smoked some dope, and took some prescription medication at some point on Wednesday night.
TMZ says he told them that his mom, Pattie Mallette, gave him the prescription medication he took . . . and that it was an anti-anxiety drug, like Xanax, but that he didn't know what it was, because he just takes whatever she gives him.
It's unclear if Justin has a prescription for whatever he was taking. If he DOES . . . even if his mom handles it . . . he's probably in the clear on that. If he DOESN'T . . . that's illegal, and he could be in even more trouble.
Meanwhile, Justin's dad, Jeremy Bieber, was actually with him all day. So-called sources say Jeremy was one of the people in the SUVs that reportedly blocked traffic to clear a stretch of road for Justin to drag race.
Plus, he was also spotted at the nightclub Justin was at just before the arrest, so there's a VERY good chance Jeremy knew Justin's condition when he got behind the wheel.
Should Justin Bieber Be Deported?
Many people on Twitter are calling for JUSTIN BIEBER to be deported back to his native Canada. The hashtag #DeportBieber was even trending.
If you agree, there's even a petition you can sign on Celeb blogger Perez Hilton's site.
It reads: "We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture. We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing, Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked. He is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nations youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society."
What's on the Menu for the Grammy Awards Sunday
CBS says this year's Grammy artists will be munching on ahi tuna sandwiches, roasted salmon, beef short rib and pork belly teriyaki backstage.
The Grammy swag lounge will feature Gibson guitars, Bluetooth FM stereos, Solstice sunglasses, Hydroxycut, a year's supply of 5 Gum and a showerhead with wireless speakers, among other gifts.
The Grammy Awards air Sunday from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. on CBS. LL Cool J hosts the 56th annual Grammys with performers Katy Perry, Metallica, Lorde, Daft Punk, Pink, Pharrell, Imagine Dragons, Blake Shelton, and Robin Thicke.
Is Taylor Swift Depressed?
The Star and Celeb Dirty Laundry claim TAYLOR SWIFT is depressed about being single.
A source tells the sites, “She’s incredibly down. She just can’t seem to find the right guy. She said, ‘I just don’t get it. Why can’t I keep a guy? I feel like I’m turning into Jennifer Aniston. It’s just so unfair.’
Supposedly, Jared Leto ran for the hills after she chatted him up at a Golden Globes after party; Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel hasn’t called her back after they went to a New Year’s Eve party together; and actor Douglas Booth totally brushed her off at a West Hollywood bash last November.”
"I, Frankenstein" and "Gimme Shelter" Are in Theaters
1. "I, Frankenstein" (PG-13)
Aaron Eckhart plays Frankenstein's monster, who's still around 200 years later and now calls himself Adam. It's based on a graphic novel about a demon who wants to use Adam to figure out how to raise an army of reanimated corpses for demons to possess.
Bill Nighy from the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies plays that demon, Yvonne Strahovski from "Dexter" is a doctor tricked into helping him, and Miranda Otto leads an army of gargoyles sworn to protect humanity from the demonic horde.
2. "Gimme Shelter" (PG-13) (Limited Release)
Vanessa Hudgens is a pregnant teenager who runs away from her drug-addicted mom and ends up on the streets. Brendan Fraser plays her father, Rosario Dawson is her abusive mom, and James Earl Jones is one of the people who try to help her.
KATE GOSSELIN brought her 13-year-old twin daughters Cara and Mady on the "Today" show yesterday to do damage control . . . and things didn't go exactly as she'd planned.
Kate wanted the girls to dispel rumors that their home life is totally screwed up, but even when they were asked direct questions, they REFUSED TO TALK.
Kate seemed pretty humiliated. At one point she even told her daughter, quote, "Mady, your words. It's your chance . . . spit it out."
Kate's attempt to goad the kids into talking while clearly holding back a tidal wave of anger and embarrassment were PRICELESS. When Mady did finally talk, she cleared things up a little.
The girls were asked if people have the wrong impression of their family, and she said, quote, "I wouldn't say 'wrong', I would just say not, like, the full story."
She added, quote, "A lot of people think that filming our show has damaged us, but it’s only really helped." And both girls said they'd like to do another TV show.
What Movies Got the Most Oscar Nominations and Who Got Snubbed
Nominations for this year's Oscars were announced yesterday. "American Hustle" and "Gravity" tied for the most with 10 apiece. "12 Years a Slave" followed with nine.
All three of them received a nomination for Best Picture, along with "Captain Phillips", "Dallas Buyers Club", "Her", "Nebraska", "Philomena" and "The Wolf of Wall Street".
The biggest Oscar "snubs" were Oprah Winfrey and her movie, "The Butler" . . . Tom Hanks not being nominated for EITHER of his movies . . . Robert Redford being passed over . . . and the Coen Brothers movie, "Inside Llewyn Davis" not being nominated in the major or music-related categories.
ABC is airing this year's ceremony live on Sunday, March 2nd. ELLEN DEGENERES is hosting for the second time. She also handled the 2007 show.
Shia LaBeouf Headbutted a Guy in a London Bar
The self-destruction of SHIA LABEOUF continues. There's now video of Shia headbutting a guy last night at a bar called the Hobgoblin in South London.
Apparently, the guy said something about Shia's girlfriend's mom . . . or at least Shia THOUGHT he did. Because in the video Shia starts demanding to know what the guy said.
Then Shia headbutts him . . . although it's kind of more of a head-to-head SHOVE. Then Shia puts his face right up to the guy's ear and yells, "What did you just say?" four times.
Then a girl who MIGHT be Shia's girlfriend yells at him to stop and pulls him away.
This isn't Shia's first bar fight. Heck, it's not even his first fight at this particular bar. He also got into a brawl at the Hobgoblin in November of 2012 when somebody took his baseball hat.
New Movies This Weekend
1. "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" (PG-13) Trailer
This is the fifth movie to feature the character Jack Ryan from the Tom Clancy books. And Chris Pine from the new"Star Trek" movies is the fourth actor to play him.
Keira Knightley shows up as Ryan's fiancée, and Kevin Costner is his CIA recruiter.
2. "Ride Along" (PG-13)
Ice Cube and Kevin Hart are about to become brothers-in-law. Ice Cube plays a cop who's doesn't think a manic, video game champion is good enough to marry his sister, who's played by Tika Sumpter.
So he makes Kevin do a 24 hour "ride along" in his patrol car to prove that he's worthy . . . after getting John Leguizamo to help make sure he'll fail. Laurence Fishburne turns up as the requisite crime lord.
3. "Devil's Due" (R)
"Devil's Due" is the latest issue in the "demon baby" horror genre. Sort of like "Rosemary's Baby" and other movies , it taps into people's fears around childbirth and becoming a parent.
4. "The Nut Job" (PG)
Will Arnett plays a squirrel who's been banished from the park after destroying everyone's winter food supply. So he cooks up a scheme to rob a nut store in the city.
Brendan Fraser and Katherine Heigl are two of the other squirrels, Liam Neeson is the raccoon leader of the park, and Maya Rudolph is the dog guarding the store.
Early this morning in Hollywood, the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards were revealed. Actor CHRIS HEMSWORTH assisted in the live reveal.
The Best Film Of The Year nominees are:
DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
12 YEARS A SLAVE
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
You can see the complete list at oscar.go.com/nominees.
The Oscars will air on ABC on March 2nd.
The Razzie Nominations Are Out Too
The nominees for this year's Golden Raspberry Awards have been announced, and the cinematic gem "Grown Ups 2" was WELL represented.
It led the way with eight nominations . . . including a Worst Actor nomination for ADAM SANDLER.
Adam wasn't the only familiar target to take another shot from the Razzies. LINDSAY LOHAN, TYLER PERRY and ASHTON KUTCHER also took hits again this year.
The movies up for Worst Picture are:
"The Lone Ranger"
"Grown Ups 2"
"A Madea Christmas"
Robert Pattinson Has Sold the House He Shared with Kristen Stewart
ROB PATTINSON has sold the Los Angles mansion he formerly shared with KRISTEN STEWART back when they were happy… prior to the actress cheating on him with Rupert Sanders and everything.
The house is 4,026 square feet; has 3.5 bathrooms; a pool and a giant terrace.
Late last year, rumors spread that Pattinson and Stewart were hanging out once again.
But those turned out to be false. They have not seen each other in months.
There's Now a Religion Based on Kanye West
Believe it or not, KANYE WEST isn't the only person who worships Kanye West. There's now a RELIGION based on him. It's called Yeezianity, and while the whole thing sounds like a big joke, it DOES have its own website. (???)
The site bills Yeezianity as, quote, "The Best Church of All Time!!!!!"
Followers of Yeezianity believe that, quote, "The one who calls himself Yeezus is a divine being who has been sent by God to usher in a New Age of humanity."
The group's founder claims this is for real, but he has chosen to remain anonymous. Here's one of the reasons he's so into Kanye . . . quote, "He is the most honest person in our culture. He has the highest moral standards and highest integrity.
The Creator of "How I Met Your Mother" Is Apologizing for This Week's Offensive Episode
Monday's episode of "How I Met Your Mother" had JASON SEGEL'S character going to Shanghai, where some of the show's other stars were dressed up to look like Asians.
That offended some viewers . . . who criticized the show and started the Twitter hash-tag #HowIMetYourRacism.
And yesterday, the show apologized. Co-creator Carter Bays Tweeted, quote, "We set out to make a silly and unabashedly immature homage to Kung Fu movies, a genre we've always loved. But along the way we offended people.
"We're deeply sorry, and we're grateful to everyone who spoke up, to make us aware of it. We try to make a show that's universal . . . that anyone can watch and enjoy. We fell short of that this week, and feel terrible about it."
Steven Spielberg is Our Most Influential Celebrity
"Forbes" has released its annual list of the Most Influential Celebrities, and this year, STEVEN SPIELBERG was #1. Apparently, some of it can be attributed to the success of his last movie, "Lincoln".
But of course, it also has a LOT to do with his long track record and name-recognition, which is essentially how this list is generated.
According to "Forbes" and E-Poll Market Research, Steven has a 47% influential rating, which means 47% of Americans . . . or at least 47% of the polling sample . . . rate him as "influential."
Here are the 10 Most Influential Celebrities of the Year, along with their influential ratings:
1. Steven Spielberg, 47%
2. Oprah Winfrey, 45%
3. George Lucas, 43%
4. Ron Howard, 41%
5. A tie between Martin Scorsese and Dr. Mehmet Oz, with 40% apiece.
7. A three-way tie between Barbara Walters, Bono and comic book legend Stan Lee, with 37% apiece
Justin Bieber's House Was Raided, and One of His Friends Was Caught With Drugs
Police RAIDED JUSTIN BIEBER'S house yesterday to find evidence that he egged his neighbor's home last week.
Seriously . . . 12 cops in eight police cars responded to an egging report by showing up with a search warrant. Justin didn't answer questions because he didn't have a lawyer present. Police say he hasn't been charged or exonerated yet.
One thing they're looking for is video from Justin's own surveillance cameras that shows him in the act of vandalizing his neighbor's house. They're also looking for anything else that links Justin to the incident, like egg residue.
We don't know if they found any of that, but they DID find DRUGS. But it looks like Justin won't take the fall for that. At least not yet. Because it was his friend LIL ZA who was holding.
Police initially said the drug was COCAINE, but now there's word that it might have been MOLLY . . . that form of ecstasy that Miley Cyrus and Madonna sing about. He may have also had Xanax on him.
And check this out: Lil Za got RE-ARRESTED before he could leave the jailhouse yesterday afternoon. He was just about to be released on bail, and he was on the phone with somebody. But he got angry for some reason and smashed the phone.
They booked him again on a vandalism charge. At this point, police are saying Justin is NOT connected to the drugs.
Jenny McCarthy Wanted to Be on "The Bachelorette" a While Back, But They Didn't Want Her
On yesterday's episode of "The View", JENNY MCCARTHY admitted that she wanted to be on "The Bachelorette" a while back . . . but she was REJECTED.
Jenny said, quote, "When I got a divorce, I was lonely. I needed to be loved. [My agent told the producers], 'She wants to be the new 'Bachelorette' . . . and they said, 'No, we're not using celebrities at this time. Sorry.' That was 10 years ago."
She's now dating DONNIE WAHLBERG.
Charlie Sheen Calls Denise Richards "A Pig in the Pen"
There have been rumors that CHARLIE SHEEN wants to kick his ex-wife DENISE RICHARDS out of a house that he owns, and which she's been living in with their daughters.
Denise lives with their daughters and her own adopted child in a home that Charlie owns in his neighborhood. He's been mad at her for a few months over custody arrangements.
There are also rumors that Charlie's latest girlfriend BRETT ROSSI wants her out because she's jealous.
So yesterday Charlie Tweeted, quote, "hey denise I own the farm. yet you are only pig in the pen to sling mud bile & [crap] every inch your evil cloven hoofs trample. #Oink"
Are Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Engaged?
AMBER HEARD was spotted with a big rock on THAT finger . . . leading to speculation that she and JOHNNY DEPP are engaged. And she fueled that speculation by seemingly trying to hide it.
Amber and Johnny met on the set of the 2011 movie "The Rum Diary". Not long after that, Johnny broke up with his longtime girlfriend VANESSA PARADIS. Amber is 27 and bisexual. Johnny is 50.
Wednesday TV Reminder: American Idol is Back!
• "American Idol" [13th Season Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Fox. This season's judges are Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr.
Did Kanye West Punch a Guy Who Called Kim Kardashian an "[N-Word] Lover"?
KANYE WEST is accused of punching an 18-year-old guy who hurled the N-WORD at both him and KIM KARDASHIAN.
It all started yesterday afternoon, when Kim was walking into an office building in Beverly Hills. The guy actually held the door open for her as she was being swarmed by the paparazzi.
He then tried to gain some FAVOR with Kim by calling the photographers the N-WORD.
He also called them the gay slur that starts with the letter "F".
He said, quote, "[Eff] these [Blank]-ass [N-words]." (But instead of [blank] he used that six-letter gay slur.)
Not surprisingly, Kim did NOT appreciate this. She told him that wasn't cool, and he turned on her.
He screamed, quote, "[Eff] you [witch]. Just trying to help you. Shut up [N-word] lover, stupid slut."
They both went inside the building, where the guy CONTINUED to berate Kim. Then Kanye happened to call Kim, because he was elsewhere in the building waiting for her. They had an appointment about furniture for their new house.
When the guy realized it was Kanye, he yelled, quote, "[Eff] you, [N-word]!" So Kanye came running down to confront him. The man ran into a chiropractor's office, so Kanye followed him.
Sources say the racist was verbally attacking both Kanye and Kim. So Kanye SLUGGED him. At least one source says Kanye BARELY hit him. Before much more could happen, a third party broke things up.
Police were called, but Kanye was already gone when they showed up. The "victim" does want to press assault charges. Kanye is already facing an assault charge for attacking that photographer at Los Angeles International Airport last year.
The Octomom Has Been Charged With Welfare Fraud
"Octomom" NADYA SULEMAN has been charged with three counts of WELFARE FRAUD.
Officials in Los Angeles County say Nadya failed to report $30,000 in income she received from public appearances and video residuals while also collecting public assistance.
She could get up to six years in prison if convicted on all counts. She's due in court Friday, and prosecutors are recommending bail be set at $25,000.
Shia LaBeouf Fires Back at Jim Carrey . . . Then Apologizes
SHIA LABEOUF had announced that he was retiring from public life, but apparently, JIM CARREY'S crack at his expense during the "Golden Globes" pulled him back in.
So Shia decided to respond by tweeting, "If you explain @Jim Carrey, you've killed him. No one knows if it's for real or not. That way he's immortal." (???)
Apparently, that diss was too tame. So Shia went after Jim AS A DAD. He linked to a music video by Jim's adult daughter, Jane. Then he Tweeted, "At least I don’t get arrested for indecency on major LA highways! Or abandon love child’s."
But then he DELETED that one, and Tweeted an apology . . . saying, quote, "Jim Carrey states that he is deeply involved in his daughter's life . . . I accept that, regret tweet on the matter. Apologies to both parents."
Then he RE-RETIRED from public life. In all caps, he Tweeted, quote, "I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE."
Will Justin Bieber Be in the Fourth "Expendables"?
"The Expendables 3" doesn't even hit theaters until August, but they're already lining up kick-ass action stars for the fourth movie. First up: JUSTIN BIEBER. (???)
Before you absolutely lose your mind, we don't know if this is legit. TERRY CREWS, who plays Hale Caesar in the movies, Tweeted this . . . quote, "The next one, I am telling you, Justin Bieber is coming for 'The Expendables 4'. That is for real."
But then he added, quote, "We are going to shoot him all at the same time. It will be wonderful."
That does make it sound like a joke . . . however, Justin HAS been blown away onscreen before. Several years ago he played a bad guy on "CSI", and they turned him into Swiss cheese.
Michael Douglas Will Play an Older Ant Man
MICHAEL DOUGLAS has joined the cast of Marvel's "Ant Man" movie. He'll play Hank Pym, the ORIGINAL Ant Man. Apparently, PAUL RUDD is playing a newer version of the character.
In the comics, Hank Pym is a scientist who figures out how to change his size and becomes Ant Man. But later on, Scott Lang takes over, after he first steals the technology to save his sick daughter. Lang is the Ant Man Rudd is playing.
"American Hustle" and "12 Years a Slave" Won the Two Biggest Golden Globes Last Night
Last night was the 71st annual "Golden Globes" which is considered the fun awards show. Here's what happened:
"American Hustle" won Best Comedy or Musical, and "12 Years a Slave" won Best Drama. AMY ADAMS and JENNIFER LAWRENCE both won for "Hustle", too.
"Gravity" got a Best Director win for ALFONSO CUARON.
Other winners included CATE BLANCHETT for "Blue Jasmine" and LEONARDO DICAPRIO for "The Wolf of Wall Street". And both MATTHEW MCONAUGHEY and JARED LETO won for "Dallas Buyers Club".
On the TV side, "Breaking Bad" won Best TV Drama, and BRYAN CRANSTON won Best Actor in a Drama for it.
Surprisingly, ANDY SAMBERG'S show "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" won Best TV Comedy . . . AND Andy won Best Actor in a Comedy.
Pamela Anderson Has Remarried Her Ex
PAMELA ANDERSON has married RICK SALOMON for the SECOND time. Salomon is probably best known as the male "star" of the PARIS HILTON sex tape.
Pam married him in 2007, but they got an annulment a few months later. They started hooking up again last year . . . and over the summer, Pam was photographed apparently PERFORMING on Rick in the ocean in Maui.
Pam says, quote, "We're very happy. Our families are very happy and that's all that matters."
Whitney Houston's Daughter Married Her Adopted "Brother"
WHITNEY HOUSTON'S daughter BOBBI KRISTINA BROWN married her adopted "brother" NICK GORDON. They announced it on Twitter with a picture of their wedding rings.
Bobbi and Nick aren't siblings biologically OR legally. Nick was "unofficially" adopted by Whitney as a teenager. Bobbi turns 21 in March.
Justin Bieber Got Caught Egging His Neighbor's House
JUSTIN BIEBER got caught on video egging his neighbor's house Thursday night, and police are investigating.
Justin went over to the neighbor's house and started throwing eggs at his front door. When the guy went out on a second floor balcony and started filming, he got into a shouting match with Bieber, who started throwing eggs at HIM.
He said, quote, "I see you. I [effing] see you!" And Justin replied, quote, "[Eff] you! I got another one for you, actually!"
Police were called, but there's no word on any charges. We don't even know if they've talked to Justin yet. He reportedly threw at least 20 eggs.
Shia LaBeouf Says He's Leaving Public Life . . . And Jim Carrey Made Fun of Him at the Golden Globes
SHIA LABEOUF announced on Friday that he was going UNDERGROUND. He said on Twitter, quote, "In light of the recent attacks on my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life."
He added, "My love goes out to those who have supported me." (As of yesterday he was still Tweeting, though.)
Last night at the "Golden Globes" while JIM CARREY was presenting an award, he said, quote, "Dying is easy. Comedy is hard. I believe it was Shia LaBeouf who said that. So young, so wise."
(FYI: There's no definitive answer to the question of who coined that phrase. The legend is that those were the last words of British actor EDMUND KEAN, who died in 1833.)
"Lone Survivor" Is #1 at the Box Office . . . "Hercules" Didn't Even Crack the Top Three
Mark Wahlberg's Navy SEAL movie "Lone Survivor" finished first at the box office this weekend with $38.5 million. That's the second-biggest January opening ever, behind "Cloverfield", which made $40 million in 2008.
But things weren't so good for "The Legend of Hercules", which tanked in a big way. The movie brought in just $8.6 million in its first three days of release, despite costing an estimated $70 million to make. Here are this week's Top 5 movies:
1. (NEW) "Lone Survivor", $38.5 million. Up to $38.9 million in its 3rd week, after two weeks of limited release.
2. "Frozen", $15.1 million. Up to $318 million in its 8th week.
3. "The Wolf of Wall Street", $9 million. Up to $78.6 million in its 3rd week.
4. (NEW) "The Legend of Hercules", $8.6 million.
5. "American Hustle", $8.6 million. Up to $102 million in its 5th week.
A Surfer Saved Anne Hathaway from Drowning in the Ocean . . . and Then Anne's Husband Sucked Her Injured Toes
ANNE HATHAWAY was at the beach in Hawaii with her husband ADAM SHULMAN this week . . . when she was nearly SWEPT OUT TO SEA.
According to the British tabloids, Anne had gone for a swim in the ocean . . . when she was pulled out by a rip current. She screamed for help . . . and fortunately, a surfer came to the rescue, and brought her back to shore.
But in the process of almost dying, Anne cut her foot on a reef or something, so her husband had to tend to her injury. And he did so by SUCKING ON HER TOE. Luckily for the universe, there's photographic evidence of this toe-sucking.
Oprah Winfrey Says Working with Lindsay Lohan Was Just as Bad as Advertised
Whenever someone hires LINDSAY LOHAN, they know how difficult she is to work with . . . but are apparently under the assumption that THIS TIME it's going to be different. It never is.
Last year, OPRAH WINFREY gave Lindsay an eight-episode reality show on OWN, reportedly in exchange for getting Lindsay's first post-rehab interview.
The show premieres on March 9th . . . and in a preview that was recently shown to TV critics, Oprah reportedly slammed Lindsay.
She said, quote, "This is exactly what everybody said was going to happen and I believed differently. She doesn't understand. This is her life . . . you think you have forever."
She said this after Lindsay refused to take part in a scheduled day of filming, and fought with the show's producers.
Oprah is shown telling Lindsay, quote, "My truth is, I really do want you to win . . . but if that isn't what you want, I'm okay with that. I will tell these guys to pack up and leave today."
And Lindsay responds, quote, "I know this is my last shot at doing what I have to do."
In the preview, Lindsay also insists that she's dedicated to sobriety, but when her "sober coach" is asked if she's kept away from alcohol, the coach says, quote, "Um. You know."
Lindsey Vonn Has Adopted a Dog To Help Her Feel Better About Not Going to the Olympics
LINDSEY VONN is obviously pretty bummed about not competing in the Olympics. To ease her pain, she adopted a boxer mix from a Jupiter, Florida animal shelter.
Vonn blogged: “This definitely brightened my day-I adopted this 9 month old cutie from an animal shelter. He has a bad knee from being hit by a car when he was a puppy and no one wanted him…but I do!! I encourage anyone looking for an animal to adopt from a shelter and save a life!”
New Movies This Weekend
1. "Lone Survivor" (R) Trailer and Featurette
Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, and Ben Foster play a four-man SEAL team sent into Afghanistan to capture and kill a Taliban leader.
After their mission is compromised, their decision to release some civilians and risk the chance that they'll warn the enemy turns into a desperate battle that only one soldier walks away from. Eric Bana is also in it as their commanding officer back at the base.
2. "The Legend of Hercules" (PG-13)
Kellen Lutz from the "Twilight" movies plays Hercules, the son of Zeus. He's betrayed by his stepfather, who sells him into slavery and arranges for the woman he loves to marry his evil half-brother.
So Hercules uses his god-like strength to win his freedom and lead an army against them. Liam McIntyre from "Spartacus" plays his best friend, an army captain sold into slavery with him, who fights at his side to take back his kingdom.
This is actually the first of TWO Hercules movies coming out this year. The Rock stars in another one that will be out in July. That one takes place later in Hercules' life, whereas this one is more of an origin story.
Supposedly Kellan wanted to bulk up for the role, but the director told him to just, quote, "get his abs to pop out more." Kellan Lutz may look a lot smaller than The Rock, but he's still pretty ripped.
Flavor Flav Was Arrested for Driving with 16 License Suspensions
FLAVOR FLAV was arrested yesterday in Hempstead, New York for driving on a suspended license.
And get this: He didn't just have ONE suspension on his license . . . he had 16.
The police say they caught Flav doing 79 in a 55 mile-per-hour zone, and then noticed that he had 16 license suspensions. Most of the suspensions came from, quote, "a variety of unpaid tickets."
Flav was arrested for felony aggravated, unlicensed operation of a vehicle.
For what it's worth, Flav left the station and went straight to his mother's funeral. We're not sure how he got there.
Sandra Bullock Basically Won Everything at the People's Choice Awards
SANDRA BULLOCK pretty much DOMINATED the "People's Choice Awards" last night. She won FOUR categories, including Favorite Movie Actress, Favorite Comedic Actress, and Favorite Dramatic Actress.
In fact, Sandra Bullock could only be stopped by . . . Sandra Bullock. Sandra and MELISSA MCCARTHY were nominated for Favorite Movie Duo for "The Heat", but they lost out to Sandra and GEORGE CLOONEY for "Gravity".
And here's the other non-Sandra Bullock-related highlight: BRITNEY SPEARS winning her FIRST ever People's Choice Award for Favorite Pop Artist . . . over her childhood boyfriend JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE.
Favorite Movie of the Year: "Iron Man 3"
Favorite Movie Actor: Johnny Depp
Favorite Movie Actress: Sandra Bullock
Favorite Movie Duo: Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in "Gravity"
Favorite Comedy Movie: "The Heat"
Favorite Comedic Movie Actor: Adam Sandler
Favorite Comedic Movie Actress: Sandra Bullock
Favorite Drama Movie: "Gravity"
Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio
Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress: Sandra Bullock
Favorite Action Movie: "Iron Man 3"
Favorite Action Star: Robert Downey Jr.
Favorite Family Movie: "Despicable Me 2"
Favorite Horror Movie: The new "Carrie" movie
Favorite Movie Thriller: "Now You See Me"
Favorite Network TV Comedy: "The Big Bang Theory"
Favorite TV Comedy Actor: Chris Colfer from "Glee"
Favorite TV Comedy Actress: Kaley Cuoco from "Big Bang Theory"
Favorite Network TV Drama: "The Good Wife"
Favorite TV Drama Actor: Josh Charles from "The Good Wife"
Favorite TV Drama Actress: Stana Katic from "Castle"
Favorite Cable TV Drama: "The Walking Dead"
Favorite Cable TV Comedy: "Psych
Favorite Daytime Talk Show Host: Ellen DeGeneres
Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host: Stephen Colbert
Favorite Competition Show: "The Voice"
Favorite TV Movie / Miniseries: "American Horror Story"
Favorite Streaming Series: "Orange Is the New Black"
Favorite Series We Miss Most: "Breaking Bad"
Favorite Male Artist: Justin Timberlake
Favorite Female Artist: Demi Lovato
Favorite Song: "Roar", Katy Perry
Favorite Album: "The 20/20 Experience", Justin Timberlake
Favorite Band: One Direction . . . even though they don't play any instruments.
Favorite "Alternative" Band: Fall Out Boy
Favorite Pop Artist: Britney Spears
Favorite Music Video: "Roar", Katy Perry
Favorite Breakout Artist: Ariana Grande
Did Someone Steal Naked Pictures of Lindsay Lohan?
Thanks to her "Playboy" shoot and her movie "The Canyons", we've already seen a good deal of LINDSAY LOHAN naked. But we might see even more soon.
Lindsay's computer was stolen at the airport in Shanghai, China, and sources say it contained a bunch of nude pictures from various photo shoots that were never supposed to be released.
The computer also had private correspondence with various celebrities, including WOODY ALLEN and LADY GAGA . . . and Lindsay doesn't want that going public, either.
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Are Still Hanging Out . . . Is He Helping Her Deal With Lupus?
After riding Segways together over New Year's, JUSTIN BIEBER and SELENA GOMEZ are STILL hanging out.
Justin showed up at the Seascape Beach Resort in Santa Cruz on Sunday, and Selena was with him. But sources say she was wearing a blonde wig to stay incognito.
Just days before that, Selena spent a night with Justin and his family at a KOA campground.
We still haven't heard that they're back together, but a source says Justin is "obsessed" with Selena, and she, quote, "can't let go" of him. But the source adds, quote, "They may hook up but they won't reunite for good."
Back in December, Selena canceled her tour, but didn't say why. There are reports that she was diagnosed with LUPUS.
Supposedly, Justin reached out to her immediately when he found out, and they've been hanging out together ever since.
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul Want to Join the "Breaking Bad" Spin- Off, "Better Call Saul"
Production on the "Breaking Bad" spin-off, "Better Call Saul", is expected to begin later this year . . . and when it does, former "Breaking Bad" stars BRYAN CRANSTON and AARON PAUL want a piece of the action.
Aaron tells "Details", quote, "Both Bryan and I want to be a part of that, if they'll have us."
He didn't elaborate . . . but the show's creator has said that he's hoping to have Bryan and Aaron make cameos on the new show, along with JONATHAN BANKS, who played Saul's private investigator Mike on "Breaking Bad".
The family was all riding in a Chevy Suburban that was being driven by Sugar Bear. According to reports, they were stopped at an intersection waiting to turn left.
The light turned green . . . Sugar Bear turned . . . and a truck that was allegedly speeding in the opposite direction with its lights off crashed into them.
They were all hospitalized with minor injuries. Sugar Bear has a bruised back, Mama June has a sprained back and neck, Honey Boo Boo hit her head against a window and had a headache, and Pumpkin has, quote, "severe chest bruises and is having panic attacks."
Mama June later said, quote, "It was really scary for us, since it was the first time any of us had ever been in a wreck. We are definitely really sore today."
Sting Makes $2,000 Every Single Day . . . Because Diddy Didn't Ask for Permission to Sample The Police on "I'll Be Missing You"
STING makes a good deal of money off touring and his back catalog, but he makes $2,000 every day . . . for ONE song . . . A song that, technically, he didn't have anything to do with. That's $730,000 a year!
It's DIDDY'S 1997 tribute to THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G., "I'll Be Missing You", which HEAVILY incorporates THE POLICE'S 1983 hit, "Every Breath You Take".
Neither Diddy, nor his label, asked for permission to use it. If they had, Sting would've probably been entitled to a 25% cut. But since they didn't, Sting was able to demand AND receive 100% of the remix's publishing royalties.
The crazy thing is that Sting's voice isn't on Diddy's track . . . and neither are STEWART COPELAND'S drums. It's just ANDY SUMMERS' guitar riff. But Andy doesn't get a dime, because he didn't push for a co-writing credit on the original.
Since he came up with the riff, Andy has called this, quote, "The major rip-off of all time."
Sting has reportedly made $20- to $40 million off "I'll Be Missing You"since 1997.
Did Blue Ivy Get a $75,000 Horse for Her Second Birthday?
Blue Ivy Carter turned TWO yesterday . . . and BEYONCÉ and JAY-Z reportedly celebrated by giving her a HORSE. But not just any horse.
The rarely-reliable MediaTakeOut.com says they bought her a $75,000 horse . . . a, quote, "full-blooded Arabian, suitable for competing in equestrian."
Carrie Underwood is the Most Popular Country Artist for 12- to 24-Year-Olds
According to a study by Edison Research, CARRIE UNDERWOOD is the most popular artist among 12- to 24-year-olds who like country music.
82% of that group gave her a favorable rating. Tim McGraw came in second at 80% . . . followed by Blake Shelton at 77% . . . and Luke Bryan with a 75% favorable rating.
The research was conducted November 18th through the 25th, which was BEFORE Carrie's starring role in "The Sound of Music". That aired December 5th on NBC.
NICKI MINAJ and LIL WAYNE have always claimed to have a platonic relationship. But there might have changed recently . . . because there are rumors going around that Nicki is PREGNANT, and Wayne is the father.
So-called "sources" say Nicki has a noticeable baby bump . . . and during a recent dinner she drank WATER instead of booze.
One source says, quote, "Nicki twice made toasts by drinking water instead of wine, and it's highly unusual for her to toast with anything but a full glass of wine."
Lil Wayne got engaged last Valentine's Day. Not to Nicki, obviously.
Nicki and Wayne get it on in their "High School" video . . . but Nicki said Wayne was a perfect gentleman during filming, and wouldn't do anything to her unless she told him he could.
Eva Longoria is "Maxim" Magazine's Woman of the Year
The people at "Maxim" magazine have named 38-year-old EVA LONGORIA their Woman of the Year.
She says, quote, "It's especially awesome after how long it's been since my first cover."
But she also tries to downplay her sexiness . . . quote, "One thing people are usually surprised about when they get to know me is how domestic I am.
"So when you see the sexy 'Maxim' cover and then you put it against me in an apron with flour in my hair, it takes a moment to reconcile that image."
Eva actually had to reschedule her "Maxim" interview because she was getting her MASTERS. She says, quote, "I was like, 'My brain can't jump that fast from a 'Maxim' interview to a thesis!'"
A Reporter Apologized to Taylor Swift for Writing Inaccurate Stuff About Her Rhode Island Mansion
TAYLOR SWIFT'S $17 million Rhode Island mansion is in the news again. You may recall last summer when locals were upset that her bodyguards were not letting people cross the property to get to the beach.
A little over a week ago a local reporter named David Collins wrote an article blasting her for piling up massive boulders that basically eliminated the beach in front of the property. He also called her out for NOT having permits to do so.
Several websites saw the article and wrote their own stories with headlines like, "Taylor Swift Is Ruining Lives", and "Taylor Swift Is [Effing] up the Rhode Island Coastline."
Collins was surprised at the amount of hate his article stirred up . . . especially after finding out the town does NOT require permits for that kind of work.
So, he wrote an apology and ended it with a peace offering, saying quote, "I hope you have fun back here for the summer of 2014. We'll try to leave you alone."
Kesha Is Dealing with an Eating Disorder . . . Is It Her Producer's Fault for Calling Her "a Refrigerator"
KESHA went to rehab on Friday for an eating disorder. She released a statement saying, quote, "I'm a crusader for being yourself and loving yourself but I've found it hard to practice.
"I'll be unavailable for the next 30 days, seeking treatment for my eating disorder . . . to learn to love myself again. Exactly as I am."
TMZ claims Kesha's problems began two years ago, when DR. LUKE . . . the producer who discovered her in 2005 . . . told her she, quote, "looked like [an effing] refrigerator." Dr. Luke hasn't commented.
Paul Walker's "Fast and Furious" Character Will be "Retired", Not Killed
PAUL WALKER'S "Fast and Furious" character Brian O'Connor won't be killed off in the upcoming 7th installment, even though he died before filming was completed. Instead, the character will be "RETIRED".
They're going to write some new scenes and pair them up with existing footage Walker shot before his death to give the character a proper send-off . . . while also allowing the franchise to continue without him.
"The Wolf of Wall Street" Holds the Record for Most F-Bombs in a Movie
MARTIN SCORSESE'S new movie "The Wolf of Wall Street" has broken the record for MOST F-BOMBS IN A MOVIE . . . with a whopping 506 over 180 minutes.
The previous record was held by SPIKE LEE'S "Summer of Sam", with 435.
Scorsese is no stranger to the F-word. His movie "Goodfellas" has 300 of them . . . while he packed 422 into "Casino".
"Frozen" Kept the New "Paranormal Activity" from Topping the Box Office
Disney's "Frozen" is back at #1 again. It just earned another $20.7 million over the weekend, which was also enough to prevent the new "Paranormal Activity" movie from taking the top spot. Here are the Top 5 movies at the box office:
1. "Frozen", $20.7 million. Up to $298 million in its 7th week.
2. (NEW) "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones", $18.2 million
3. "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug", $16.3 million. Up to $230 million in its 4th week.
4. "The Wolf of Wall Street", $13.4 million. Up to $63.3 million in its 2nd week.
5. "American Hustle", $13.2 million. Up to $88.7 million in its 4th week.
And Now, the "Duck Dynasty" Family Is Selling Guns
As you've probably heard by now, A&E has reinstated PHIL ROBERTSON after his controversial interview, and "Duck Dynasty" is moving ahead with the entire family onboard.
And now, the Robertsons are releasing a line of GUNS. They've teamed up with the firearm company Mossberg to create nine signature shotguns, two semiautomatic rifles, and a semiautomatic pistol. They'll be available later this winter.
While this seems like an obvious next move for them . . . not everyone is thrilled about it. One anti-gun violence group calls this, quote, "an attempt to cash in on their current darling status in far-right-wing circles."
The Royal Family could be growing! KATE MIDDLETON might be pregnant again.
According to Star magazine, the Duchess of Cambridge and hubby PRINCE WILLIAM are expecting again already, just five months after the birth of their son PRINCE GEORGE.
There has been no official word either way from the family yet.
Katy Perry has Sold the House She Shared with Russell Brand
KATY PERRY has finally divorced the house she shared with RUSSELL BRAND but TMZ says she lost money in the deal.
Katy bought the pad in 2011 for $6.5 million -- listed it in early 2013 asking around $8 mil but there were no takers.
Sources say the house was finally sold for $5.65.
Does Rob Kardashian Have a Child??
ROB KARDASHIAN doesn't get as much attention as his sisters but that may change soon.
Star magazine reports that Rob told a friend that he has a secret son, who's four, with a woman that he had a fling with in Miami.
If it's true, Rob probably isn't going to love making headlines. He was missing from the KARDASHIAN annual Christmas card and In Touch says it is because he is over the fame-hungry family, thinks the clan is "incapable of being real" and wants to break away from the family.
Jessica Simpson Wants Her Man to Get a Job
JESSICA SIMPSON has tons of money but that doesn't mean she's okay with her man not earning his keep.
The National Enquirer says Jessica is making fiancé ERIC JOHNSON sign a prenuptial agreement and wants him to earn an honest living before they tie the knot.
Eric retired from the NFL back in '08 and had planned to open a line of vegan restaurants, but that never happened.