The self-titled debut album from 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER went straight to the top of the Billboard chart this week with 259,000 copies. That's the third-largest debut so far this year, and the biggest debut for a group's first full-length album in nearly eight years. (Daughtry's self-titled debut album started with 304,000 in late 2006.)
Two other albums debuted in the Top 10: COMMON earned his third Top 10 album with "Nobody's Smiling" at #6 . . . and CROWN THE EMPIRE had their best sales week ever with "The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways" moving 24,000 copies.
Here are this week's Top 10 albums . . .
1. 5 Seconds of Summer's self-titled debut album . . . 259,000 copies
4. "In the Lonely Hour", Sam Smith . . . 31,000 copies
5. The 26th "Kidz Bop" album . . . 27,000 copies
6. "Nobody's Smiling", Common . . . 24,000 copies
7. "The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways", Crown the Empire . . . 24,000 copies
8. The "Now That's What I Call Music, Volume 50" compilation . . . 21,000 copies
9. "Yes!", Jason Mraz . . . 20,000 copies
10. "X", Ed Sheeran . . . 20,000 copies
Justin Bieber is Trying to Keep His Feud With Orlando Bloom Going On Social Media
It's not over between ORLANDO BLOOM and JUSTIN BIEBER. At least, not according to the Biebs.
If you missed it, Orlando took a swing at Justin at a restaurant in Ibiza, Spain. TMZ now has video of the incident. It's not great but you can definitely see that a punch was attempted by Orlando.
Well, Justin couldn't let it go. Yesterday he posted a picture of Orlando WIPING A TEAR FROM HIS EYE. E! Online says the photo was taken last year at the Broadway premiere of "Romeo & Juliet", which Orlando starred in.
Earlier in the day, Justin Tweeted that he was, quote, "Keeping it positive." That didn't last long.
He also posted a picture of Miranda on Instagram, with the only caption being the image of a crown. But he took it down.
So far, we haven't heard that Orlando has made any effort to respond.
Production on "The Big Bang Theory" Has Been Delayed Because the Stars Are Holding Out for "Friends"-Type Deals
Production on the new season of "The Big Bang Theory" was supposed to start yesterday, but it's been delayed because several stars, including Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar, want more money.
Sources say Parsons, Galecki and Cuoco are holding out for, quote, "Friends money". That would be around $1 million an episode, which is what the "Friends" cast eventually got.
They'll probably get it. Nobody really sees this as more than a typical contract negotiation. Season 8 is still set to debut on September 22nd, as planned.
Allison Williams from "Girls" Will Play Peter Pan on NBC
ALLISON WILLIAMS . . . universally recognized as THE HOT ONE on HBO's "Girls" . . . has been cast as PETER PAN in NBC's upcoming live special based on the Broadway musical.
Yes, you heard me right: Marnie from "Girls" is going to play Peter Pan.
It sounds bizarre, but it's actually really common for chicks to play Peter Pan onstage. MARY MARTIN . . . who was LARRY HAGMAN'S mother . . . famously did it in the 1950s.
SANDY DUNCAN owned the role in the '70s and '80s. And Olympic gymnast CATHY RIGBY did it on-and-off from 1990 up until 2013.
And for this NBC special, they were actually considering KRISTEN BELL, but she had a scheduling conflict.
"Peter Pan Live!" is being made by the same people who did last year's "Sound of Music Live!".
Oh, and did I mention that CHRISTOPHER WALKEN is playing Captain Hook?
Did Orlando Bloom Take a Swing at Justin Bieber in Spain Last Night?
ORLANDO BLOOM and JUSTIN BIEBER almost mixed it up at a restaurant in Ibiza, Spain yesterday.
Witnesses say it started when Justin PURPOSELY bumped into Orlando. Orlando then went after him and even THREW A PUNCH, which missed . . . after which Justin yelled, quote, "What's up, [B-word]?"
There was a brief confrontation, then Justin left . . . and the crowd applauded. There's video, but it catches the action AFTER the punch was supposedly thrown.
"Bachelorette" Andi Dorfman's New Fiance Josh "Could Care Less" About Nick
"Bachelorette" ANDI DORFMAN and the winner of her love, JOSH MURRAY, haven't split up yet . . . even though the runner-up, NICK VIALL, announced to the world that he'd "made love" with Andi on Monday's live "After the Final Rose" special.
When asked about it yesterday, Josh said that he, quote, "could care less" about that . . . adding that Nick revealing that on TV was, quote, "classless." He also said that Andi has been "honest with him about everything."
Yes, he said he "COULD care less" . . . as opposed to "COULDN'T care less". It's a common grammatical mistake . . . but in this case, maybe it was a Freudian slip.
Andi added, quote, "Everyone may be talking about it . . . but it's been over and done for two months. That's the thing people don't realize, this happened months ago, so we've already put all of that behind us."
Andi also revealed her engagement ring, and said that while they don't have a wedding date yet, they're thinking of tying the knot next spring.
Kiefer Sutherland vs. Freddie Prinze Jr.: Some of Kiefer's Co-Stars Weigh In
We've heard FREDDIE PRINZE JR.'s negative review of working with KIEFER SUTHERLAND on "24". But what do some of Kiefer's OTHER co-stars have to say?
LOUIS LOMBARDI, who played Edgar Stiles in 2005 and 2006, says, quote, "My experience with Kiefer was absolutely the opposite. He was one of the most professional actors I've ever worked with.
"Maybe [Freddie] was jealous, maybe Kiefer did something to him, who knows? [But] I think he's a great dude and I have nothing but love for him. Everyone loves him, all the actors around him, the crew. Everyone!"
And GILES MATTHEY . . . who played Jordan Reed on the season of "24" that just aired, said he enjoyed DRINKING with Kiefer. He said Kiefer's a great guy who always buys drinks for the whole bar.
He added that he's never seen Kiefer drink a beer . . . he's a WHISKEY man.
Toby Keith Calls Taylor Swift the Best Female Songwriter in the Past 20 Years
TOBY KEITH was asked in an interview if he thinks TAYLOR SWIFT is "ordinary or legendary." He believes she's too new to the game for legend status . . . but he did give her serious props.
He said, quote, "Taylor Swift's probably the best female songwriter that's come along in the past 20 years. She's great, but she can't be legendary because she hasn't been around that long."
As far as what we can expect from Toby. He'll be releasing a new single in late summer or early fall. It'll be the first single from a new album, but he didn't say exactly when that'll be out.
Did Nicholas Hoult Break Up With Jennifer Lawrence Because of Her "Exploded Ego"?
Most of what we hear about JENNIFER LAWRENCE is that she's super sweet, real and down-to-Earth. But what if it's all just an act?
An Australian gossip site says Jennifer's boyfriend NICHOLAS HOULT has broken up with her because of her, quote, "EXPLODED EGO." You know him as the guy who plays Beast in the "X-Men" movies.
A source says, quote, "Nicholas is moving on. He hates how in love with fame Jen is, and he told her he hates dating an A-list actress . . . Nic wants a more low-key girlfriend."
Who could that low-key girlfriend be? Sources say he's already cozying up to ELVIS' granddaughter RILEY KEOUGH . . . because, quote, "Riley is into acting in indies and not playing the fame game."
"Fifty Shades of Grey" is the Most-Watched Trailer of the Year So Far
I didn't realize we kept track of best trailers of the year but apparently we do and "Fifty Shades of Grey" had the best opening week of any trailer so far this year . . . and its first week isn't even over yet.
According to a tracking firm called Zefr, it's racked up 36.4 million YouTube views since it was released last Thursday. (Including about 12.5 million views on the official site alone.)
The previous high for the year was"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" with 31 million views. "Godzilla" and "Transformers: Age of Extinction" each had 26.3 million, and "Dumb & Dumber Too" had 23.5 million views.
Freddie Prinze Jr. Says Kiefer Sutherland Was Such a Jerk on "24" That He Wanted to Quit Acting
FREDDIE PRINZE JR. hasn't done much acting recently, and apparently that's KIEFER SUTHERLAND'S fault.
Freddie had a major supporting role on "24" back in 2010 . . . and in a new interview, he says Kiefer was such a jerk that he didn't want to act anymore. He says, quote, "It was terrible. I hated every moment of it.
"Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world. That's not me talking trash. I'd say it to his face. Everybody that's worked with him has said that. I just wanted to quit the business after that. So, I sort of just stopped."
He doesn't elaborate on what Kiefer did, but he did say he was forced to take his shoes off to do scenes with Kiefer . . . because he was so much taller than him. He adds, quote, "Just put the guy on [a box] or don't hire me next time.
"You know I'm 6 feet and he's 5'4." For what it's worth, the Internet says Kiefer is five-foot-nine, and Freddie is 6'1.
So-called "sources connected to Freddie" claim Kiefer's drinking problem contributed to him pulling a total Lindsay Lohan on the set . . . you know, being a diva, making people wait for him, stirring up drama, and so on.
Kiefer hasn't responded . . . but his rep says, quote, "This is the first [Kiefer] has heard of Freddie's grievances. Kiefer enjoyed working with Freddie and wishes him the best."
Interestingly enough, that feeling WAS MUTUAL, at the time. In an old interview from 2010, Freddie said Kiefer helped him out a lot . . . and that he, quote, "really enjoyed working with him," and that it was "really rewarding."
"Bachelorette" Andi Dorfman Was Confronted by the Guy She Didn't Pick . . . For Having Sex With Him
The "Bachelorette" finale went down last night, with ANDI DORFMAN accepting a "proposal" from former baseball player JOSH MURRAY. If they're anything like most of the couples from this show, they'll pretend to like each other for at least a few more weeks, before breaking up for good.
But that's by far not the most interesting thing that happened. The big news comes from the live "After the Final Rose" special, in which the guy Andi DIDN'T pick, NICK VIALL, confronted her for SLEEPING WITH HIM during the show.
Viall was obviously still feeling the BITTER STING OF REJECTION.
But Andi told him he would find love again, and that he deserved someone who would reciprocate his feelings 100%. She also told him that she was never in love with him.
That's when he lowered the boom. He said, quote, "If you weren't in love with me, I'm just not sure why, like, why you made love with me."
It was a totally uncomfortable moment, and Andi was NOT happy that he brought it up. She called it, quote, "kinda below the belt," adding that was something that should have remained PRIVATE.
She added that everything that went on between them was real for her, but his take on the events might have been different.
"Game of Thrones" Author George R.R. Martin Is Obsessed with Boobs, Not Wieners
When "South Park" took on "Game of Thrones" and its author GEORGE R.R. MARTIN last year, they joked that George was rather obsessed with the MALE GENITALIA.
Well, the issue came up at Comic-Con, and George made it pretty clear how he feels. He said, quote, "I've been told that my character on 'South Park' is obsessed about weenies.
"I have to deny this as a scurrilous rumor. I have nothing against weenies. Weenies are fine, but I am not obsessed with weenies. I am definitely on the boobies side of the equation . . . boobies, not weenies."
George added that he hasn't actually SEEN the episodes. He said he has them recorded, and he does love "South Park", but he's worried that watching them rip into him might be too much for his, quote, "sensitive soul."
Kendall Jenner Thinks It Was Harder to Become a Model Because of Her Name
Whenever someone uses their name to get ahead, the first thing they do is pretend their name actually made it HARDER for them to get ahead. Not surprisingly, KENDALL JENNER would like you to think her family connections were a DISADVANTAGE to her becoming a model.
She tells "Love" magazine, quote, "People think that this [success] just came to me. But it didn't.
"What I have has almost worked against me. I had to work even harder to get where I wanted because people didn't take me seriously as a model. Because of the TV show. I went on castings and some people weren't feeling me because of my name."
Scarlett Johansson Beat The Rock at the Box Office
SCARLETT JOHANSSON beat THE ROCK at the box office this weekend, by a pretty wide margin. "Lucy" brought in a better-than-expected $44 million, compared to just $29 million for "Hercules".
It's even more impressive when you consider the budget for the two movies: "Lucy" cost an estimated $40 million to make, which means it's already made back its entire budget . . . while "Hercules" cost $100 million, so it hasn't even made a third of that yet.
As for the other movies opening this weekend, the MICHAEL DOUGLAS movie "And So It Goes" made just over $4.5 million in 8th place . . . and PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN'S "A Most Wanted Man" made $2.7 million at #10.
Here are this week's Top 5 movies:
1. NEW: "Lucy", $44 million.
2. NEW: "Hercules", $29 million.
3. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes", $16.4 million. $172 million in its 3rd week.
4. "The Purge: Anarchy", $9.9 million. Up to $51.3 million in its 2nd week.
5. "Planes: Fire & Rescue", $9.3 million. Up to $35.1 million in its 2nd week.
Aretha Franklin Was Scolded for Sitting Down to Eat at a Johnny Rockets, Because She'd Ordered Her Food as "Takeout"?
Last week, ARETHA FRANKLIN hit up a Johnny Rockets in the Niagara Falls area after a gig. And she almost engaged in FISTICUFFS with one of the employees. Here's what happened:
Aretha ordered a meal TO GO . . . but apparently, she was too hungry to wait, and once she got her food, she sat down at one of the tables inside to eat it.
A server SCOLDED Aretha for doing that, telling her she wasn't allowed to eat takeout inside. Aretha says the worker was, quote, "very rude, unprofessional and nasty." She stormed out without finishing her meal.
The owner of that Johnny Rockets says he's sorry, and called the worker a, quote, "new and very young employee." Apparently, the employee won't be fired, but was REMINDED about the "takeout policies."
Aretha is moving on. She says, quote, "Over the years I have always enjoyed a burger and cherry Coke. This experience will not stop my enjoyment of burgers and cherry Cokes, and talking to the classy and friendly people at Johnny Rockets."
Kate Upton Has Been Begging for Her "Curvy" Body All Her Life
Apparently, some people have called KATE UPTON "healthy-looking," in a way that's Kate thinking it's not really a compliment. But for the record, she LOVES her curves.
In an interview with "Elle UK", Kate says, quote, "When I first started modeling, I was a normal catalog model . . . then, I became a woman, and I was really excited about becoming a woman.
"I'm from Florida, it's all about being in bathing suits. It's a different view of beauty there. You're ugly if you don't have a curvy body. And I didn't have one, and then I got one, and thought, 'Yessss!'
"Then people say: 'Oh, wow, you're 'healthy'. And [I'm] like, 'Wait . . . what? I've been begging for this body my whole life!'"
Sarah Palin Has Her Own Internet Channel
SARAH PALIN has decided you don't get to see enough of her so she's launched her own Internet TV channel.
“Tired of media filters? Well, so am I,” the former Alaska governor posted Sunday on her Facebook page. “So let’s go rogue and launch our own member-supported channel. “
In a video on sarahpalinchannel.com, Palin calls the new subscription-based network a “community” where she and viewers can share ideas. “I want to talk to directly to you on our channel on my terms and no need to please the powers that be,” she says, promising to go beyond soundbites and to “cut through the media’s politically correct filter.”
The new channel includes videos of Palin criticizing President Obama and his addiction to “OPM,” or other people’s money, and her explanation of why she believes he should be impeached. There’s also a blog by her daughter, Bristol, and running tallies of the national debt and how many days, hours, minutes and seconds are left in the Obama administration.
Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, will serve as the channel’s executive editor and will oversee all posted content.
Variety reports the Sarah Palin channel will cost $9.95 a month or $99.95 for a one-year subscription.
'The Bachelorette' Finale: Josh or Nick?
Tonight, The Bachelorette, Andi Dorfman, will or will not propose marriage to someone who is or is not the love of her life — and who, should he say yes, will or will not actually marry her. Will she choose to give her final rose to Nick Viall or Josh Murray?
Robin Thicke Is Finally Admitting His Marriage is Over
Earlier this week we heard that ROBIN THICKE and PAULA PATTON'S house was on the market. That was a pretty strong hint that things weren't going to work out.
And now the word is that Robin has indeed admitted that the entire freakin' album he dedicated to Paula isn't going to get her back . . . even though it had a song on it CALLED "Get Her Back". (???)
A source says Robin is done begging and has decided to move on, and an attorney is already working on a financial settlement. One thing Robin is firm on, though, is that he won't be the one to file for divorce.
Celebrity Baby News: Kelsey Grammer Has a New Son, and Zoe Saldana Might Be Having Twins
KELSEY GRAMMER'S wife Kayte gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday. They named him Kelsey Gabriel Elias Grammer. He's their second child.
They also have a 2-year-old daughter named Faith, and Kelsey has four other kids from previous relationships, ranging in age from 9 to 30.
Meanwhile, E! Online says ZOE SALDANA is expecting TWINS, and she's thrilled. For the record, she has yet to confirm she's even pregnant.
Tara Reid Says She Believes a Real Life Sharknado Is Possible . . . Even Though It Would Be "Rare"
The appeal of "Sharknado" . . . at least before the whole thing became WAY overhyped . . . was that it wasn't only IMPOSSIBLE, it was also so categorically absurd that it was amusing to consider.
But TARA REID who stars in these ridiculous movies believes it's possible.
In an interview with "GQ", Tara said she believes it's possible to have a real life sharknado . . . that is, a waterspout that lifts man-eating sharks OUT of the ocean, and takes them into a major city, where they fly around terrorizing everyone.
She says, quote, "You know, it actually can happen. I mean, the chances of it happening are very rare, but it can happen actually. Which is crazy. Not that it . . . the chances of it are, like, you know, it's like probably 'pigs could fly.'
"Like, I don't think pigs could fly, but actually sharks could be stuck in tornados. There could be a sharknado." Of course, there's the possibility she was being a little playful and isn't spending her nights losing sleep over a REAL Sharknado.
"Sharknado 2: The Second One" premieres next Wednesday on SyFy.
Megan Fox Says She's an Outcast
At Comic-Con, USA Today asked Megan Fox if she’s always been a “nerd.” You know, because Comic-Con is where nerds are celebrated.
The actress, who’s promoting her upcoming movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, said she’s not a nerd, exactly, but has always been an “outcast” or “loner” without many friends. Watch:
Megan also revealed that April, her character in TMNT, is “closely tied in a familial way” with the turtles in the live-action movie, and has a “special relationship” with turtle Michelangelo. (“Mikey” was always her favorite, she says.)
Charlize Theron is Wearing a Ring on Her Engagement Finger . . . Did Sean Penn Propose?
CHARLIZE THERON was spotted wearing a ring on her engagement finger . . . which would suggest that SEAN PENN proposed, and she said yes. But that might not be the case.
E! Online says Charlize's new piece of jewelry is an 18-karat yellow gold Anita Ko Leaf Ring . . . which sells for $4,900. And that would be on the CHEAP side as celebrity engagement rings go.
New Movies In Theaters This Weekend
1. "Hercules" (PG-13)
The Rock stars as Hercules. The Kellan Lutz movie from earlier this year was more of an origin story, but the Rock's movie takes place later in Hercules' life. It covers his legendary 12 Labors, and has him fighting in a war to return John Hurt to his throne.
It's directed by Brett Ratner, whose other credits include "X-Men: The Last Stand" and the "Rush Hour" trilogy.
2. "Lucy" (R)
Scarlett Johansson is kidnapped and forced to act as a drug mule, carrying a powerful synthetic drug inside her body. But when some of the chemicals leak into her system, they unlock her brain's capacity to operate on a higher level than any other human.
As she develops increased intelligence, and powers like telepathy and telekinesis, she turns to Morgan Freeman to help her figure out where her abilities might lead . . . all while being chased by killers who want to extract their drugs from her body.
3. "And So It Goes" (PG-13)
Michael Douglas plays a cranky old man who's stuck taking care of his granddaughter for his son. And Diane Keaton is a neighbor who takes an interest in him, despite the fact that no one else can stand to be around him.
Did Justin Bieber Use a Wheelchair at Disneyland to Cut Lines?
JUSTIN BIEBER was spotted in a WHEELCHAIR at Disneyland over the weekend, which caused OUTRAGE on the Internet among people who deduced that he was only using it to cut the long ride lines.
But Justin's people say he's nursing a knee injury . . . and they also pointed out that Disney already escorts him onto rides to avoid large crowds, so he doesn't even need a wheelchair to cut ahead.
Meanwhile, Justin posted 15 second clips of 11 new songs on Instagram yesterday. He didn't give any information about the songs, other than to note that one of them is called "Cold Waters".
But he did Tweet this: "Great night in the studio."
Britney Spears is Introducing a Line of Lingerie
BRITNEY SPEARS is releasing a line of LINGERIE, called The Intimate Britney Spears. Ten years ago, this probably would have been huge news. We'll have to wait and see if Britney still has a big enough draw to make this venture a success. I'm still a fan but I haven't committed to buying any lingerie...yet.
You can see a Photoshopped picture of Britney wearing one of "her" creations on the Intimate Britney Spears Facebook page.
North West Has Taken Her First Steps
If you’re a parent, you know this is an exciting day for KIM KARDASHIAN and KANYE WEST…their daughther,NORTH WEST has taken her first steps!
Kim posted a picture of herself with North, along with the caption, quote, "Our baby girl finished one week of swimming lessons today then took her 1st steps right when she got out of the pool!!!! Mommy & Daddy are so proud of you!!!!
Zoe Saldana is Pregnant
This isn't official yet, but everybody is reporting that ZOE SALDANA is pregnant. If it's true, this will be the first child for Zoe and her husband Marco Perego. "Us Weekly" says she's at least three months along.
Pregnancy rumors picked up steam on Monday, when Zoe appeared to be showing at the premiere of her new movie "Guardians of the Galaxy".
The Voice of Thomas the Tank Engine Quit, Because He Wasn't Being Paid Enough
MARTIN T. SHERMAN voices three characters on the children's show "Thomas and Friends" . . . Thomas the Tank Engine, Percy and Diesel. Well, he DID.
Martin just quit the show. In an open letter, he said, quote, "It's embarrassing but the reason is that they're paying a very low wage.
"The terms they're offering are so poor, and this with the immense success of Thomas, that the only right thing for me to do is walk away . . . I have felt exploited for a while now. I believe it's important to move on from a situation if you are not valued."
He somewhat dramatically added, quote, "The people who are going to suffer is going to be the kids."
Demi Lovato Made It Through an Entire Show . . . Despite Having "Pee-Gut"
You know that feeling where you have to pee so bad that it becomes painful? Well, DEMI LOVATO knows that feeling . . . and she's got a fun term for it.
After a gig in L.A. on Monday night, Demi Tweeted, quote, "Soooo, I totally had to pee the ENTIRE show. I LITERALLY had a PEE-GUT. Hahahaha."
Soooo I totally had to pee the ENTIRE SHOW.. I LITERALLY had a pee-gut. HAHAHAHA
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) July 22, 2014
She later added, quote, "[Eff]. I really just tweeted that. Who does that?!!?! Hahahaha."
Is Ben Affleck Struggling With His Batman Suit?
The Daily Star claims BEN AFFLECK is having trouble adapting to his Batman suit.
A source tells the paper: “The suit is extremely restrictive. Ben finds it hard to perform basic tasks and struggles to look natural. He’s also been complaining of problems with breathing, given how tight the suit is.
The source also says Ben is "trying to avoid going to the toilet because it’s such an ordeal. The entire production has to stop and begin the tedious process of peeling the suit on and off. It’s not an ideal situation.”
Jessica Alba Says the Key to a Happy Family Life is Going Out with Your Girlfriends and Complaining About Your Husband
In the new issue of "Self" magazine, JESSICA ALBA shares her secret for a happy family life. She says, quote, "You've got to have the girls' night out to complain about your husband or whatever it is.
"You have some fun, then you can go and enjoy the work, and you can take pride in it instead of it depleting you and being a burden."
Are Jay Z and Beyonce Breaking Up?
Are JAY Z and BEYONCÉ gearing up to . . . split apart? The rumors are building that they'll divorce after their On the Run tour ends later this summer.
One website laid the whole thing out like this . . . quote, "This high-profile marriage is just a business arrangement . . . [and it] will wind down after their current project is finished.
"They are splitting up everything (properties, money, children) right now, but will be keeping up appearances until the announcement. They are separating this year, with the divorce to follow in about six months. (For the record, Jay and Beyoncé don't have "children". They have one child: 2-year-old Blue Ivy.)
"It will be very clean and very fast. In fact, the parties involved are describing the timeline as "Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes fast.
Meanwhile, Jay and Beyoncé looked like a happy family Sunday in New Orleans, when they went to dinner with her mom and her sister, elevator antagonist Solange. They have not commented on these rumors.
Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez Are Friends Again
TAYLOR SWIFT has apparently ended her feud with SELENA GOMEZ.
She posted a pic on Instagram of her holding her "S" necklace with the caption: “Usually this S represents ‘Swift’ but today I’m wearing it because SELENA IS 22!!!!”
Robert Downey Jr. Is the Highest Paid Actor in Hollywood for the Second Straight Year
For the second straight year, ROBERT DOWNEY JR. tops Forbes.com's annual list of The Highest Paid Actors in Hollywood. He reportedly raked in $75 million over the past 12 months.
Here's the complete Top 10:
1. Robert Downey, Jr., $75 million
2. Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. The Rock, $52 million
3. Bradley Cooper, $46 million
4. Leonardo DiCaprio, $29 million
5. Chris Hemsworth, $37 million
6. Liam Neeson, $36 million
7. A tie between Ben Affleck and Christian Bale, with $35 million apiece
9. A tie between Will Smith and Mark Wahlberg, with $32 million apiece
Kanye West Says He's a Blowfish and Kim Kardashian is a Dinosaur
In a "GQ" interview, KANYE WEST referred to KIM KARDASHIAN as a "dinosaur" and a "fighter jet", because she's really cool and rare, or something like that. He also called himself a "blowfish" instead of a "shark", because he's not a predator, he just wants to defend himself and others.
The "dinosaur" comment was actually a reference to the Will Ferrell movie "Step Brothers". He said, quote, "Like they said in 'Step Brothers': Never lose your dinosaur. This is the ultimate example of a person never losing his dinosaur."
Elsewhere in the interview, Kanye cleared up some rumors concerning his wedding. For instance, he didn't actually saw through a bar he didn't like. But he did make some last-minute changes because he didn't like the way it looked.
He also didn't deny that he gave a 45-minute speech during the reception. And he kind of dodged the issue of why JAY Z and BEYONCÉ skipped the ceremony.
He said, quote, "It doesn't even matter to me whatsoever, who would show up. Because the most important person to show up there, to me, was Kim. And that's all that matters to me."
Ariana Grande Can't Sleep...Because of Frog Relations
ARIANA GRANDE is having trouble sleeping these days but it's not because the stress of fame is getting to her...it's the horrendous noise of FROG relations.
She tweeted, ''there are always these loud ass frogs mating outside my window at home. please keep it down y'all. much appreciated. 'bought an ocean sounds app to block out the insufferably loud frog sex taking place outside my window goodnight (sic).''
Is "The Simpsons" Killing Off Krusty the Clown?
"The Simpsons" is killing off a "major character" on the 26th season premiere on September 28th, and it's now sounding like it may be Krusty the Clown.
Executive producer Al Jean started the rumors when he announced the episode would be titled "A Clown in the Dumps." He added, quote, "It turned out bigger than we thought it was going to be. [But] it's not going to be this bloodbath where they all get murdered."
After word began spreading, he said, quote, "I didn't say I was killing Krusty . . . I didn't say I wasn't."
By the way, the "Simpsons" / "Family Guy" crossover that will occur during the September 28th season premiere of "Family Guy" will also include an appearance by Bob from "Bob's Burgers".
Adam Levine And Behati Prinsloo Were Married . . . By Jonah Hill
MAROON 5 singer ADAM LEVINE and Victoria's Secret model BEHATI PRINSLOO were married Saturday night in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico . . . by JONAH HILL.
Adam and Jonah are longtime friends, and a source says, quote, "Jonah was hysterical. He was telling so many jokes, but then in the middle would be so sweet and sincere."
Guests included Robert Downey Jr., Jason Segel and Victoria's Secret model Erin Heatherton . . . plus Maroon 5 members James Valentine and Jesse Carmichael. Some of the bridesmaids were Victoria's Secret models.
The reception featured several musical performances, including one by STEVIE NICKS, who's mentoring Adam's team on the next season of "The Voice".
They're honeymooning in South Africa.
Casey Kasem's Kids Don't Know Where His Body Is
A month after CASEY KASEM'S death, the battle between his widow JEAN and his kids from his first marriage rages on.
The kids now say Jean removed Casey's body from a Washington state funeral home, and they don't know where it is. If Jean did remove the body, she did it in defiance of the law.
Earlier in the week Casey's kids went to court to request an autopsy. The judge ordered Jean to keep the body in cold storage at the funeral home until that request could be ruled on.
"Weird Al" Yankovic Is in Line to Score His First #1 Album
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC released his new album, "Mandatory Fun" last Tuesday . . . and early estimates say it's on track to sell more than 80,000 copies, which should be enough to make it his first-ever #1 album.
Obviously, these are strange times for music sales . . . but if this happens, he earned it, because 80,000 copies in one week would be Weird Al's best individual sales week since at least 1991, when Nielsen began tracking music sales.
As of Friday, he was beating out JASON MRAZ'S new album, "Yes", by around 5,000 copies. If Jason pulls ahead, it would also be his first #1 album.
The sales week ended yesterday, but the final numbers won't be released until Wednesday.
Panic! At the Disco Donated $20 to the Human Rights Campaign for Every Member of the Westboro Baptist Church Who Picketed Their Show
This is one of the best reactions to the Westboro Baptist Church's hateful protests:
The church recently announced they were going to picket a PANIC! AT THE DISCO show in Missouri . . . so the band posted a Facebook message saying that they'd donate $20 to the Human Rights Campaign for every Westboro protester who actually showed up.
Well, the show went down last night . . . and 13 protesters showed up.
Late last night, the band posted this update: Quote, "Thank you Westboro Baptist Church for the update on the total amount you donated to Human Rights Campaign today. [But] $20 [times] 13 = Weak." That's just $260.
It went on, quote, "We're going to make it an even $1,000. We'll also be donating 5% of our total merch sales from this show to HRC."
"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" Held Onto the #1 Spot at the Box Office
"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" made another $36 million this weekend, which was more than any of the new releases. Its closest competition was from the "Purge" sequel, which made $28.4 million in 2nd place.
As for the other movies opening this weekend, "Planes: Fire & Rescue" made $18 million at #3 . . . and the JASON SEGEL-CAMERON DIAZ comedy "Sex Tape" was kind of a letdown, bringing in just $15 million in 4th place.
Here are this week's Top 5 movies:
1. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes", $36 million. Up to $139 million in its 2nd week.
2. NEW: "The Purge: Anarchy", $28.4 million.
3. NEW: "Planes: Fire & Rescue", $18 million.
4. NEW: "Sex Tape", $15 million.
5. "Transformers: Age of Extinction", $10 million. Up to $227 million in its 4th week.
The "MTV Video Music Award" nominees were announced yesterday, and BEYONCÉ leads the way with eight nominations. IGGY AZALEA and EMINEM were next with seven apiece.
This year's ceremony goes down on Sunday, August 24th. Voting is open now at: VMA.MTV.com.
The candidates for Video of the Year are: Beyoncé's "Drunk in Love", Iggy Azalea's "Fancy", Pharrell's "Happy", Sia's "Chandelier", and Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball".
No host has been announced yet. Ariana Grande, Usher and 5 Seconds of Summer will be among the performers . . . but more names will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer Might Get Married and Adopt a Kid on "Two and a Half Men"
The 12th and final season of "Two and a Half Men" premieres in October. Although, the "half man" thing doesn't really apply anymore, because ANGUS T. JONES is gone. But maybe they'll be picking up a NEW half.
Yesterday, the chairman of CBS told reporters that ASHTON KUTCHER and JON CRYER might get MARRIED this season, so they can adopt a kid.
In the premiere, Ashton's character, Walden, has a health scare that makes him realize he wants kids. And when he can't adopt one on his own, he proposes to Alan so they can adopt a kid as a fake gay couple. We don't know if Alan says yes though.
Tim McGraw Swatted A Female Fan Who Ripped His Jeans
TIM MCGRAW swatted a woman in the head who ripped his jeans while he was performing Sunday in Atlanta. There's also the possibility that she smacked his junk.
Tim was performing "Truck Yeah" and interacting with fans when a woman suddenly swatted the area close to his junk. She may have landed one because he seems to start yelling at her, although you can't hear what he says.
He quickly turns away but she GRABS the preexisting hole in his jeans and rips them even more. That's when he reacts. He brushes her hand back and then smacks the top of her head. You can see her hair fly.
TMZ originally claimed that he'd slapped her face, but in the video, it appears his hand only connects with her hair.
New Movies This Weekend
1. "Sex Tape" (R)
Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz make a sex tape to recapture some of the passion in their marriage. But before they can delete the video, it syncs to the cloud and downloads onto the iPads they're giving as gifts to their friends and family.
Ellie Kemper and Rob Corddry are friends who've seen the video and agree to help them get the iPads back, including one that went to Cameron's boss Rob Lowe.
2. "Planes: Fire & Rescue" (PG)
Dane Cook returns as Dusty, the world racing champion. In this one he decides to become an aerial firefighter and train with a team led by Ed Harris. "Modern Family's" Julie Bowen is also in it as an obsessive fan and team member named Lil' Dipper.
3. "The Purge: Anarchy" (R)
A sequel to "The Purge", the sci-fi horror movie from last year with Ethan Hawke, about a future America where crime is legal for one night a year.
This time, Frank Grillo plays a guy who goes during the Purge to find the guy who killed his son on the last purge. But his quest for revenge gets sidetracked when he rescues a mother and daughter from a death squad.
He also gets stuck with Zach Gilford from "Friday Night Lights" and Kiele Sanchez from "Lost", when their car runs out of gas as the purge begins. You might recognize Grillo as one of the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier".
Charlie Sheen Went on a Drunk Taco Bell Run . . . and Started Talking to Fans in the Drive-Thru Lane
It's been a while since CHARLIE SHEEN has done anything crazy. And that streak is now OVER.
Last week, he went on a drunken Taco Bell run in the middle of the night . . . apparently somewhere in L.A. . . . got out of his car, and started talking to a couple in the DRIVE-THRU lane.
They got video of it, and he was OBVIOUSLY intoxicated. Then he confirmed it by telling them, quote, "Sorry I'm so [effing] HAMMERED."
He also had his shirt wide open, and showed off some of his tattoos when the driver asked about them. Then he commented that the driver was "hilarious" . . . even though he hadn't said anything funny.
Charlie's rep later noted that he was NOT driving that night though. He had a chauffeur.
Manuel Noriega Is Suing the Makers of "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2" for Trashing His Pristine Reputation?
MANUEL NORIEGA . . . the former military dictator of Panama . . . has sued Activision, for featuring him in their game, "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2". In the game's '80s flashbacks, Noriega reluctantly helps the Americans capture the game's villain . . . but then he betrays and murders his own men to help the bad guy escape.
He says they used his image and likeness without permission, and trashed his otherwise PRISTINE REPUTATION . . . by portraying him as a, quote, "kidnapper, murderer and enemy of the state."
Noriega is currently incarcerated in Panama, and has done long sentences in the U.S. and France. He's been convicted of drug trafficking, racketeering, money laundering, murder, and was basically considered an enemy of the state. But, hey, he's never actually faced any kidnapping charges.
Some Guy Is Trying to Crowd-Fund a "Breaking Bad" Spin-Off, Starring Val Kilmer and Slash?
Some guy named Larry Shepherd is trying to raise money on Kickstarter to fund a "Breaking Bad" SPIN-OFF series . . . starring VAL KILMER and SLASH from Guns N' Roses of all people.
Shepherd has no connection to "Breaking Bad", and ZERO experience working in Hollywood. So it's either a big joke, or he's delusional. It kind of seems like the latter. He also wants to cast LAURA SAN GIACOMO from "Just Shoot Me".
The spin-off is called "Anastasia", and his plan is to pick up right where "Breaking Bad" left off. Apparently he's already written ten episodes. As of last night, he'd raised about $400, and he's trying to raise HALF A MILLION.
By the way, BRYAN CRANSTON will be back on TV somewhat soon. HBO is turning his Broadway play "All the Way" into a movie. He won a Tony Award last month for playing President Lyndon Johnson in the play, and that's the part he'll play in the movie version too.
Ryan Gosling is Cooking for Pregnant Eva Mendes
US Weekly claims RYAN GOSLING has been cooking for pregnant girlfriend EVA MENDES. A source tells the magazine: Ryan goes out and gets the groceries. Eva's been wanting pasta, and he's cooking her meals. Ryan has already stepped into the role of caring father-to-be." (As if we needed more reasons to love Ryan Gosling. C'mon!!)
By the way, Life & Style Weekly claims Ryan and Eva will marry. A source tells the mag: “I think they will wed after the baby is born. Eva would love to eventually marry Ryan and be a family with their new baby. Ryan has changed the way she feels about it. They’re madly in love with each other.”
Jillian Michaels Reveals Why She Left "The Biggest Loser"
JILLIAN MICHAELS is finally opening up about what pushed her to to leave "The Biggest Loser."
"There were some fundamental differences [with the producers of "The Biggest Loser"] that have existed for a while," Michaels told People magazine. Those differences seem to be related to how Michaels was portrayed while in front of the camera. "In the beginning of the show it was tough love. You saw the tough, and you saw the love," Michaels said. But in the later seasons, the producers chose to feature less of the love and more of the tough, at least when it came to Michaels' team. "You saw none of the relationships, none of the bonds that I build with my clients," she said.
In the end, it was her reservations about certain aspects of the show coupled with the nasty side of fame spilling over into her personal life that had Michaels ready to call it quits.
Lindsay Lohan Wants to Move to London . . . Because They're Not Obsessed with Celebrities There?
LINDSAY LOHAN is in London, gearing up to make her stage debut in David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow" this October. It's her latest attempt to re-establish herself as an ACTRESS.
And she says she loves it in London so much, she's thinking of MOVING there . . . partly to avoid the paparazzi.
In a new interview with the BBC, she says that British people have, quote, "such a different outlook [about celebrities] . . . It's more news and politics and music. It feels good to turn on the TV and not have everything be all about gossip."
And because of that, she also thinks she has a better chance of being seen as a legitimate actress there than she does in the U.S.
She says that while she's on stage, people can quote, "focus on the fact that I'm [an] actress and an artist, and not just someone you take photos of."
Kate Middleton's "Friend" Told the Tabloids That She's Pregnant Again
KATE MIDDLETON'S "longtime friend," Jessica Hay, told the tabloids that Kate's pregnant again. She says, quote, "I've heard it from several different friends of theirs now and they're saying that they think there's going to be an official announcement in weeks."
Ordinarily, this would probably mean nothing, but this Jessica chick did have the scoop on Kate's first pregnancy, several weeks before the official announcement. If she IS a friend, it's unclear why she keeps blabbing to the tabloids.
Royal Baby #1, Prince George, turns one year old next Tuesday.
Is Ann Curry Joining "The View"?
According to the "New York Post", ANN CURRY is in talks to join "The View" next season. Ann is still under contract with NBC though. So ABC would have to work all that out first.
Barbara Walters left the show last month. Then Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy followed when they reportedly got FIRED. That only left Whoopi Goldberg, until ABC recently announced that Rosie O'Donnell is coming back.
If Ann DOES come on board, there would still be at least one open slot. Word is Bernadette Peters, Leah Remini, Meghan McCain and CNN's S.E. Cupp are possibilities.
And so is a potential MALE co-host, comedian Mario Cantone. He's been a regular guest on the "The View" for the past decade and you might also remember him as Charlotte's gay friend Anthony on "Sex and the City".
The Octomom Got Two Years Probation for Welfare Fraud
NADYA SULEMAN . . . you know, "The Octomom" . . . was back in court yesterday for her welfare fraud case in Los Angeles.
She was accused of accepting more than $26,000 in welfare payments to support her 14 kids . . . without disclosing the fact that she was making money from personal appearances and an adult relations movie she did back in 2012.
Anyway, the case WON'T be going to trial, because she pleaded no contest yesterday to one count of misdemeanor welfare fraud.
According to her lawyer, she borrowed money from friends to pay back what she owed. About $10,000 went to the state, and $16,000 went to Los Angeles County.
He also said they could have fought it if they wanted to, but Nadya hated the thought of going through a public trial.
So instead, the judge gave her 200 hours of community service, two years probation, and a small fine. Which isn't bad considering the fact that she was originally facing four FELONY counts, and could have gotten more than SIX YEARS in jail.
No one wanted that to happen though, including the prosecutor . . . because she has 14 KIDS to look after. The octuplets are five-years-old now, by the way.
Tracy Morgan Is Out of the Hospital, and He's Suing Walmart Over the Truck Driver Who Crashed Into Him
TRACY MORGAN is back home. He was in a physical rehab facility, recovering from a car crash in New Jersey last month. He suffered a broken leg and several broken ribs. On Saturday, his rep said he'll do the rest of his rehab from home.
Tracy also just filed a lawsuit against Walmart over the crash, because it was one of their trucks that slammed into the back of his limo around 1:00 A.M. on June 7th.
The lawsuit alleges that Walmart was negligent for overworking the driver, and he shouldn't have been on the road to begin with.
The 35-year-old driver had been working for 13-and-a-half hours when the crash happened, and he's accused of not sleeping for over 24 hours, which is against the law in New Jersey.
He was also doing 65 in a 45 when it happened, according to investigators.
Walmart released a statement on Saturday that said they're cooperating with the investigation, and still "committed to doing the right thing for all involved." Tracy and three other plaintiffs are seeking unspecified damages.
JWoww Gave Birth Yesterday
JWOWW from "Jersey Shore" gave birth to a daughter yesterday. It's the first child for her and her fiancé, Roger Matthews.
In a statement, they said, quote, "[We] are so excited to welcome the newest guidette, Meilani Alexandra Mathews, to the world weighing seven pounds and 13 ounces . . . Meilani is already looking to trade her baby bottle for barbells."
It's unclear exactly how they're pronouncing "Meilani" . . . but we're assuming its "May-la-nee." It's also unclear whether they plan on nicknaming her MWoww. Let's hope not.
Susan Sarandon Is "Down with Cannabis", but Avoiding Cigarettes Is Why She Still Looks Good at 67
SUSAN SARANDON says the reason she still looks so good at age 67 is that she never smoked CIGARETTES. She's totally cool with smoking POT though.
Quote, "I'm down with cannabis, but tobacco is the worst for the skin. Apart from that, just practice moderation, because too much of anything takes its toll. Not too much sun, not too much alcohol, not too much food."
She also says she's not that unusual, and A LOT of women look good into their late 60s now. That might be a reference to plastic surgery. In the past, she's admitted to having a little bit of work done, but says she'd never go overboard with it.
"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" Made $73 Million This Weekend
"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" was the only new movie in theaters this weekend, so it easily took the #1 spot with $73 million. That's far better than "Rise of the Planet of the Apes", which made just under $55 million in 2011.
Here are this week's Top 5 movies:
1. NEW: "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes", $73 million.
2. "Transformers: Age of Extinction", $16.5 million. Up to $209 million in its 3rd week.
3. "Tammy", $12.9 million. Up to $57.4 million in its 2nd week.
4. "22 Jump Street", $6.7 million. Up to $172 million in its 5th week.
5. "How to Train Your Dragon 2", $5.9 million. Up to $152 million in its 5th week.
Is Daniel Radcliffe Headed to Rehab . . . for Cigarettes?
We find this hard to believe. But with celebrities, I guess ANYTHING could be true. According to a British tabloid, DANIEL RADCLIFFE from "Harry Potter" is heading to rehab . . . so he can quit smoking CIGARETTES.
The not-so-reliable "Daily Star" says he smokes about a pack a day, and recently tried hypnotherapy and e-cigarettes. But neither of them worked, so he's desperate.
Daniel previously admitted that he's had issues with alcohol in the past, and used to show up to the "Harry Potter" set still DRUNK from the night before. But he says he got past that.
George Clooney Responds to 'Daily Mail' Report About Fiancee's Mom
GEORGE CLOONEY rarely responds to tabloid rumors but going after his future mother-in-law apparently is where he draws a line.
In a statement to USA TODAY he said, "I want to speak to the irresponsibility of Monday's Daily Mail report. I seldom respond to tabloids, unless it involves someone else and their safety or well being. The Daily Mail has printed a completely fabricated story about my fiancée's mother opposing our marriage for religious reasons."
The story cited sources who say AMAL ALAMUDDIN'S mother is upset that she's marrying outside their religion and that Amal could do better.
Jennifer Lawrence Tops a List of "The Top 100 Celebrities of the Year"
The website PopSugar.com put out its annual list of "The Top 100 Celebrities of the Year," which is based on things like: Quote, "Recent career successes, social media followings, awards and nominations, and other milestones, as well as readers' votes and reactions."
Here's the Top 20:
1. Jennifer Lawrence
2. Kate Middleton
4. Justin Timberlake
5. Matthew McConaughey
6. Sandra Bullock
7. Kerry Washington
8. Angelina Jolie
9. Leonardo DiCaprio
10. Kim Kardashian
11. Jared Leto
12. Lupita Nyong'o
13. Gwyneth Paltrow
14. Emma Stone
16. Brad Pitt
17. Shailene Woodley
18. Neil Patrick Harris
19. Taylor Swift
20. Channing Tatum
Elsewhere, Miley Cyrus is #29, Kanye West is #31, and last year's #1 Robert Pattinson is #66.
Pam Anderson Is Divorcing Rick Salomon . . . Again
PAM ANDERSON is divorcing RICK SALOMON . . . AGAIN. He's the guy who was in the PARIS HILTON sex tape from 2001.
Pam and Rick were briefly married back in 2007 . . . but it only lasted two months, and the marriage was annulled. Pam was married to TOMMY LEE and KID ROCK before that.
This time, Pam and Rick lasted longer . . . but not by much. Pam announced that they were married this past January, but didn't say when it went down.
Interestingly enough, just two days before Pam filed for divorce, Rick won $2.8 MILLION in a World Series of Poker event.
So unless they had a prenup, that could make Pam eligible for a piece of that under community property laws.
A Live-Action Version of "Dumbo" is In the Works
Disney is working on a live-action version of "Dumbo" . . . The story of a baby circus elephant with huge ears who learns to fly after being separated from his mother.
Dumbo himself will be computer-animated, and they're adding a, quote, "family story that parallels Dumbo's story." (FYI: The original 1941 animated version is only 64 minutes long.)
NBC's Miley Cyrus Concert Special Bombed in the Ratings
NBC'S two-hour "Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour" concert special was a bust on Sunday night. It only attracted two million viewers.
So either America is suffering from Miley Cyrus fatigue . . . or everyone was too exhausted from celebrating America all weekend to care.
Speaking of Miley, she did a video with her buddy WAYNE COYNE of THE FLAMING LIPS and MOBY. It's some sort of arty, trippy, sci-fi video . . . where Miley has a "magic brain," which Moby is trying to steal from her.
Madonna Actually Showed Up for Jury Duty . . . But Was Dismissed in Two Hours
MADONNA showed up for jury duty at a New York City courthouse yesterday . . . but they only kept her for about two hours before she was dismissed.
A court official said they already had more than enough potential jurors, and Madonna's presence was a potential distraction to the jury selection process. But he added that her appearance proves that, quote, "everyone gets called."
Madonna didn't have to hang around in the waiting room with the rest of the potential jurors. They let her wait in a clerk's office.
Mila Kunis Never Wanted to Get Married . . . Until Ashton Kutcher Came Along
Marriage was NEVER in the cards for MILA KUNIS . . . until things happened with ASHTON KUTCHER. Mila tells the new issue of "W" magazine, quote, "I never wanted to get married. From the age of 12, I prepared my parents for no marriage.
"Then things changed . . . I found the love of my life. Now my theory on weddings is: Don't invite anyone. Do it privately and secretly. My parents are okay with that. They're just excited that I said yes."
She added, quote, "We all get movie star crushes. I'm marrying mine." And also said that she's excited about being a full-time mom.
Does the Mother of George Clooney's Fiancee Think She Could Do Better?
So your daughter becomes the woman who finally locks down GEORGE CLOONEY. You've hit the jackpot, right? Maybe not. Sources say AMAL ALAMUDDIN'S mother is upset that she's marrying outside their religion.
Amal's parents are members of the Druze sect, an offshoot of Islam. And a source says, quote, "She thinks Amal can do better. She has been telling anyone that will listen, 'There are five hundred thousand Druze. Are none of them good enough for her?'"
Still, Amal's mother recently visited Clooney's estate in Lake Como, Italy, where the wedding is supposed to take place in September. And by all accounts, it was a great visit. So even if she WISHES Amal had married in-house, there's probably no real drama here.
JESSICA SIMPSON and her fiancé, former NFL player ERIC JOHNSON, got married Saturday at the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California on Saturday.
They released a statement saying, quote, "We are overwhelmed with complete happiness and love having made our eternal commitment. To say 'I do' in front of family, friends and, most importantly, our children has been the happiest moment of our lives."
Jessica and Eric got engaged in 2010, but ended up having two kids before making it official.
And the kids WERE a part of the ceremony. Their 1-year-old son Ace was the ring bearer, and their 2-year-old daughter Maxwell was the flower girl. She was accompanied down the aisle Jessica's sister ASHLEE'S 5-year-old son Bronx.
Obviously, Ashlee was in attendance, along with her boyfriend Evan Ross, who's the son of DIANA ROSS.
Other celebrities included Donald Faison from "Scrubs", who's married to Jessica's friend CaCee Cobb . . . Jessica Alba and her husband . . . and Topher Grace.
The wedding was preceded by a 4th of July barbecue on Friday.
Is "Call Me Maybe" Singer Carly Rae Jepsen Broke and Desperately Pawning Her Stuff for Cash?
Three years ago, CARLY RAE JEPSEN was named "Billboard" magazine's "rising star."
But since then, Carly has been fading into obscurity . . . and there's talk that she's BROKE now, and is desperately trying to unload her stuff for cash.
A questionably reliable blog claims Carly was in a New York City pawnshop recently, trying to get money for her $25,000 handbag.
Supposedly, the shop wasn't interested . . . and Carly, quote, "begged them to at least give her a couple of thousand." They turned her down . . . but she was able to sell them a piece of jewelry.
Now, there's a pretty good chance this is an exaggeration . . . assuming she was even in the pawnshop in the first place. That being said, it wouldn't be shocking if it were true. Carly hasn't commented.
Two "Glee" Star Were Hacked: Lea Michele is Not Pregnant and Chris Colfer is Not Leaving the Show
Two "Glee" stars had their Twitter accounts hacked a day apart last week.
On Friday, LEA MICHELE Tweeted that she was pregnant . . . except she it wasn't really her.
The day before that, someone hacked CHRIS COLFER'S account and Tweeted, quote, "Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of GLEE. Explanations will come shortly." That one turned out to be bogus, too.
The REAL Lea Tweeted, quote, "Guess Chris Colfer and I should have known better then to make our passwords the names of our cats:)" And Chris said, "I'm just glad I wasn't killed by a fruit truck again."
"Transformers" Topped the Fourth of July Weekend Box Office
It was a pretty slow weekend at the box office this Fourth of July weekend. "Transformers: Age of Extinction" took the top spot for the second week in a row with $36.4 million. It's now made $175 million in the 10 days since it came out.
Of the new releases, the MELISSA MCCARTHY comedy "Tammy" did the best with $21.2 million in 2nd place. ERIC BANA'S horror movie "Deliver Us From Evil" was in third with $9.5 million . . . and "Earth to Echo" made $8.3 million at #6.
Here are this week's Top 5 movies:
1. "Transformers: Age of Extinction", $36.4 million. Up to $175 million in its 2nd week.
2. NEW: "Tammy", $21.2 million. Up to $32.9 million since Wednesday.
3. NEW: "Deliver Us From Evil", $9.5 million. Up to $15 million since Wednesday.
4. "22 Jump Street", $9.4 million. Up to $159 million in its 4th week.
5. "How to Train Your Dragon 2", $8.8 million. Up to $140 million in its 4th week.
Demi Lovato Unfollowed Selena Gomez on Twitter . . . Then She Posted a Meme About "Swimming Away" from Someone's Bull[crap]
It may have just BLOWN UP between DEMI LOVATO and SELENA GOMEZ. Yesterday, Demi UNFOLLOWED Selena on Twitter.
Then she posted a meme consisting of three pictures, where she's swimming. In each one, she's further away, and the caption read, "Swimming away from your bull[crap]. Bye [B-word]."
She's since deleted that post, so we actually don't know if this meme has anything to do with Selena. Demi hasn't made any specific comment about the unfollow either.
Robin Thicke Admits He Has No Idea What He's Doing . . . And Says He Hasn't Seen Paula Patton in Four Months
On "Good Morning America" yesterday, ROBIN THICKE admitted he's just, quote, "flying by the seat of my pants" when it comes to trying to get his wife PAULA PATTON back. He added, quote, "I actually have no idea what I'm doing."
Meanwhile, in a radio interview on Tuesday, Robin admitted he hasn't seen Paula in FOUR MONTHS.
He added that his new album "Paula" is, quote, "exactly what happens when you lose the love of your life and you're trying to figure it out in your head . . . We just weren't happy together anymore and I still had so much I wanted to apologize for, and things I wanted to take responsibility for, so that's pretty much what the album's about."
Jewel and Her Husband Are Divorcing . . . Or Should I say, "Thoughtfully and Tenderly Undoing" Themselves"?
Yesterday, JEWEL and her husband TY MURRAY announced that they're getting divorced. And no, Jewel didn't refer to it as a "conscious uncoupling" as Gwyneth Paltrow did but she did one of those lovely descriptions of divorce that will probably make some roll their eyes.
On her blog, she said, quote, "For some time we have been engaged in private and difficult, but THOUGHTFUL AND TENDER UNDOING OF OURSELVES. Allowing ourselves the time and space to redefine what we are to each other with love rather than with malice."
Jewel and Ty got married in 2008. She's 40, he's 44. They have a 3-year-old son named Kase.
Lindsay Lohan Is Suing the Makers of "Grand Theft Auto" for Using Her Likeness
Back in December, we heard that LINDSAY LOHAN might sue the makers of "Grand Theft Auto 5" for using her likeness. And yesterday, she DID.
The character in question is named Lacey Jonas, and she DOES kind of look like Lindsay. In one part of the game, she also runs out of a building and says she's trying to get away from the paparazzi.
And there's a promotional image of her in a bikini, flashing a peace sign that's similar to a photo Lindsay had previously posted online.
Plus, the Chateau Marmont hotel . . . where Lindsay lived in 2012 . . . is also featured in the game. No word on how much Lindsay could get if a judge agrees with her. But the game did $800 MILLION in sales on its FIRST DAY back in September.
Meanwhile, Lindsay celebrated her 28th birthday in New York yesterday. There are photos of her walking around in ratty jean shorts, with a big cut and a couple bruises on her legs. For some reason, her legs ALWAYS seem to have cuts and bruises on them.
Katherine Heigl Feels Like She Was Betrayed . . . By Her Career?
KATHERINE HEIGL'S star has fallen pretty far since "Grey's Anatomy" and her early movies like "Knocked Up". And some would say it's HER fault, because she's hard to work with.
But in the new issue of "Marie Claire" in the U.K., she explains that she was actually BETRAYED . . . by her CAREER. (???)
Quote, "The thing that was my best friend for a long time [my career] suddenly turned on me, and I didn't expect it. I was taken by surprise and angry at it for betraying me."
Just to recap, Katherine opted NOT to put her name in for an Emmy for "Grey's Anatomy" back in 2008, because she said the material she had to work with wasn't good enough to DESERVE one. She left the show two years later.
Then last year, "The Hollywood Reporter" did a story on how she constantly makes crazy demands, has issues with scripts, and won't leave her trailer. And in December, "Forbes" dubbed her the second most overpaid actor, behind Adam Sandler.
After her career started treating her like total crap, she says she almost QUIT acting. Quote, "I had my moment where it all seemed so complicated, and all I wanted to do was simplify. [But] there's a part of me that's a Hollywood animal as well."
Her new CIA drama, "State of Affairs", debuts on NBC this November.
Did Portia de Rossi Go to Rehab Because of Ellen DeGeneres?
"In Touch Weekly" says PORTIA DE ROSSI went to rehab back in May for an addiction to drugs and alcohol . . . and so-called "sources" are blaming it on ELLEN DEGENERES.
A source claims Portia was self-medicating because she wasn't happy in the relationship . . . quote, "Ellen is domineering and Portia is passive. Ellen always calls the shots, and Portia never complains . . .
"She went from sipping white wine occasionally to drinking at least a bottle or more a day and topping it off with a pill. It got to the point where she was out of it four nights a week."
The source says they got into a huge fight, prompting Portia to check herself into a 30-day program. But Ellen has been really supportive of her recovery, and they've been working on their relationship ever since.
Shia LaBeouf May Not Be in Rehab but He is Seeking Treatment
SHIA LABEOUF isn't in rehab after all, but his rep says he is, quote, "voluntarily receiving treatment for alcohol addiction."
He adds, quote, "Shia understands that these recent actions are a symptom of a larger health problem and he has taken the first of many necessary steps towards recovery."
Justin Bieber Was Partying With Johnny Manziel, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Tyrese Gibson and Tyga . . . Then the Cops Showed Up
JUSTIN BIEBER was partying with some friends early yesterday morning when his neighbors called the cops because the music was too loud.
And this was an all-star party . . . which included newly-drafted Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Tyrese Gibson and rapper Tyga. Oh, and Justin's "friend" Chantal Jeffries.
The cops showed up at around 1:00 A.M., told them to turn the music down and that was that. Well, sort of. Police actually had to come back later because there were female fans outside the house screaming.
Julianne Hough Says There Was Nothing Wrong in Her Relationship With Ryan Seacrest, But There Was Nothing Right
JULIANNE HOUGH spoke with "Redbook" about why her relationship with RYAN SEACREST didn't work.
She said, quote, "There was nothing wrong or bad, but there was nothing right."
"I had one foot out because I didn't want to get hurt. And I didn't say what was on my mind because I didn't want to ruffle any feathers. I needed to be perfect."
"Once Upon a Time" Is Adding Anna and Kristoff from "Frozen" . . . Here Are the Actors Playing Them
If you hadn't heard, Disney is incorporating some of the "Frozen" characters into ABC's live-action fairytale series, "Once Upon a Time".
The actors who voiced them in "Frozen" WON'T be playing them though. Yesterday, ABC revealed that the role of Anna . . . the redheaded sister . . . will be played by newcomer ELIZABETH LAIL.
And her love interest Kristoff will be played by SCOTT MICHAEL FOSTER, who's been on a bunch of shows. But he's mostly known for playing Cappie on the ABC Family show "Greek".
The other character they're bringing in is Anna's sister, Elsa. ABC still hasn't announced who's playing her.
It looks like SHIA LABEOUF has checked himself into rehab. A celebrity gossip site found that out by STALKING him yesterday.
They said, quote, "We followed the actor from his Hollywood Hills home, just an hour ago, to a private facility where other stars have sought treatment, driven by someone believed to be from the rehab facility.
"When the car arrived at the gated drive to the center, a nurse and security guard were there to great Shia."
Earlier in the day, they saw Shia in his driveway, holding the Alcoholics Anonymous "Big Book".
The website adds, quote, "Shia was nervous; he didn't look good all morning. He was looking down and wasn't even talking to his driver. It looked like he didn't want to do it, but he knew he had to."
Robert Downey Jr.'s Son Was Arrested for Cocaine
ROBERT DOWNEY JR.'S 20-year-old son Indio was arrested for DRUGS on Sunday. He got pulled over in West Hollywood around 2:20 P.M., and they found cocaine in his car.
He was booked into L.A. County prison, and then released yesterday on $10,000 bail.
Indio reportedly got treatment back in October for prescription drugs. And he's been in and out of rehab for YEARS, according to sources. So this isn't out of nowhere. Obviously it's a big deal considering how serious his DAD'S issues with drugs were.
Robert was in and out of jail and rehab throughout the '90s and early 2000s because of drugs. And yes, one of the drugs he struggled with WAS cocaine. He finally kicked his habit in 2002, and he's been clean for about 12 years.
Yesterday, Robert released a statement saying that, quote, "Unfortunately there's a genetic component to addiction, and Indio has likely inherited it."
He also said Indio's family is standing by him, and they believe he can, quote, "be another recovery success story instead of a cautionary tale."
Indio's mother is former actress Deborah Falconer, who married Robert in 1992. They split up in 2001, and finalized their divorced in 2004. Robert also has a 2-year-old son named Exton with his current wife, Susan Downey.
Is Justin Bieber Cheating on Selena Gomez Again?
Did JUSTIN BIEBER hook back up with SELENA GOMEZ, just so he could start messing around on her again?
Justin went to a skating party thrown by CHRIS BROWN the other night, and he appeared to be getting close to a woman. At one point it even looked like he was getting her number.
He also posted some pictures of himself with two women. One of them was Chantal Jeffries, the woman who was with him when he got his DUI earlier this year.
Yesterday, Selena posted an emo-looking selfie in which her hair was covering most of her face.
It was captioned, "Class never runs scared. It is sure-footed and confident, and it can handle whatever comes along. Class has a sense of humor. It knows that a good laugh is the best lubricant for oiling the machinery of human relations."
We don't know if it had anything to do with Justin.
Beyonce is the Most Powerful Celebrity . . . Jay Z is Sixth
BEYONCÉ tops this year's Forbes Celebrity 100 list . . . a ranking of the 100 most powerful celebrities.
She's raked in $115 million over the past year, thanks to her music, product endorsements and her own clothing and fragrance lines.
She made an average of $2.4 million per show on her 95-date solo tour, and now she's back out on the road with her husband JAY Z. She also snuck an album onto iTunes without even telling anybody, and sales STILL went through the roof.
Jay only managed to finish SIXTH on the list, making a mere $60 million over the past year.
DR. DRE finished third, even though he earned $620 million this year. A ton of that came from the sale of his Beats empire to Apple for $3 billion.
Ranking on the Celebrity 100 isn't all about money, obviously. They also factor in how much media coverage people are getting and their influence on social media like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
Here's the Top 10 and what they've earned over the past 12 months . . .
1. Beyoncé, $115 million
2. LeBron James, $72 million
3. Dr. Dre, $620 million
4. Oprah Winfrey, $82 million. She was #1 last year.