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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 8/20/2014

The NFL Wants Musical Acts to Pay for the Privilege of Performing at the Super Bowl?

The NFL doesn't pay musical acts to perform on the Super Bowl halftime show . . . and now, they're reportedly trying to get musicians to pay THEM for the PRIVILEGE of taking the stage.

The "Wall Street Journal" says the league has narrowed their wish list for this year's game down to three acts: RIHANNA, KATY PERRY, and COLDPLAY.

According to sources, league reps have been checking around to see if anyone would PAY to play . . . and naturally, the people they've talked to have NOT been super receptive to that.

The NFL hasn't commented directly. A spokeswoman merely said their contracts with performers were confidential, and that their only goal was to, quote, "put on the best possible show."

The Super Bowl halftime show has become a prestige gig, but it's hard to believe anyone would pay the NFL to do it.

It's also hard to believe the NFL is apparently IGNORING THE PEOPLE . . . who obviously want to see WEIRD AL YANKOVIC get the gig. As of last night, the petition to see Weird Al perform was up to 126,000 supporters.

Casey Kasem's Family Says He Did NOT Want to be Buried in Norway

The NY Post claims Jean Kasem wants to bury Casey in Oslo because of her Norwegian roots. RADAR Online claims Casey's family wrote a letter to Norway that read:

"We just wanted to set the record straight, regarding our father Casey Kasem. As beautiful as your country is, our father has never spoken of any desire to be buried in Norway either to us or to his friends. In fact, it was the opposite. Casey wanted to be buried in his hometown of Los Angeles, California, his home for over 53 years We believe the representations made to you have been perpetuated by not only Jean, but her daughter Liberty because of the ongoing investigation from local authorities of criminal elder abuse."

The family is asking the country to decline Jean's request.

Ariana Grande is "Overwhelmed" by Fame

ARIANA GRANDE is one of the hottest artists around right now and she says she's still adjusting to the fame. She tells "People" that she is overwhelmed by her success.

She says, ''There is so much attention on me that there wasn't before. I've been so overwhelmed."

So what's her secret to keeping it all in perspective? THE BEACH. "I love going to the beach really late at night. That is how I make sure I don't explode.''

Eva Longoria is Returning to TV

EVA LONGORIA is joining the cast of Fox's Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

She'll play Sophia, a defense attorney who catches the eye of Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) while in court.

Are Drake and Rihanna Back Together?

DRAKE and RIHANNA were at a club together in New York City Monday night.

They didn't arrive or leave together, but they were inside the club at the same time for about two hours. And witnesses say that they were, quote, "deep in conversation, flirtatious and whispering in each other's ears."

There's no word, official or otherwise, on the status of their relationship.

Where Are They Now: American Idol's William Hung

The most famous rejected American Idol singer has wed. WILLIAM HUNG tied the knot in Alhambra, California.

William, by the way, is no longer pursuing his musical dream. He now works as an administrative assistant for the LA County Department of Public Health.

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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 8/19/2014

Charlie Sheen's Amazing Ice Bucket Challenge

CHARLIE SHEEN did the "Ice Bucket Challenge" for ALS yesterday, and as you'd expect, he didn't do it like anybody else.

Instead, Charlie held a big pan over his head . . . and when he flipped it over, $10,000 IN CASH rained down on him. But he wasn't just being a jerk to mock the whole thing . . . he's actually donating all of it.

He explained, quote, "Because, let's face it, ice is going to melt, but this money is going to actually help people."

Then Charlie called out his "Two and a Half Men" buddies . . . Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher, and the show's creator Chuck Lorre . . . challenging them to, quote, "identically do what I just did."

He added, quote, "Come on guys, it's for a great cause."

"Saturday Night Live" Announcer Don Pardo Has Died

Legendary "Saturday Night Live" announcer DON PARDO died last night at his home in Tuscon, Arizona. He was 96. No other details of his death were released.

Pardo was with "SNL" from its debut in 1975. But he was already a 31-year veteran at NBC by then. He was also the announcer on the original versions of the game shows "Jeopardy!" and "The Price Is Right".

And he was one of the first people to inform America that PRESIDENT KENNEDY had been shot on November 22nd, 1963.

Pardo was replaced on "SNL" during the 1981 - '82 season, but only missed a handful of other shows due to illness. In 2004 he was given a lifetime contract with NBC. Apparently, he and BOB HOPE were the only two people with that honor.

Don's first name was actually Dominic. But when he got into radio and started going by "Dom" everyone messed it up and called him "Don" instead . . . so he said, "The heck with it; I'll be Don."

Don's wife passed away in 1995, but he's survived by three daughters, two sons, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Matthew McConaughey Says You Can Still Wear Fanny Packs . . . But You Have to Wear Them To the Side

The next time someone tells you your fanny pack is uncool, you've got a celebrity to back you up. MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY still wears a fanny pack. And he's PROUD of it.

McConaughey proudly wore his fanny pack to the Astros / Red Sox game on Sunday, and even sang its praises when a local TV station interviewed him. He said, quote, "I'm not afraid of the fanny pack."

But he did have one important piece of advice . . . quote, "You gotta kinda put it on the side to make it look a little not-as-nerdy, but still . . . I got so much gear in here that I don't want in my pockets, I'm not afraid of the fanny pack."

He added, quote, "They'll come back, they're on the way back. Some decade from now."

Val Kilmer Will Sell You a Piece of Sheet Metal with The Word "God" Painted On It . . . For the Low, Low Price of $1,000

You probably didn't know this, but VAL KILMER has a WEB STORE. And since you didn't know that, then you also don't know what you're missing. That's what I'm here for.

For instance, if you've always wanted a piece of sheet metal with the word "God" hand-painted on it, you can buy one at Val's web store. And it's ONLY $1,000.

If that's a little too pricey for you, you can get a BLOCK with "God" painted on ALL SIDES . . . for the low, low price of $500 to $750.

Val also sells groovy baseball caps and T-shirts with the letters V-A-L arranged like the L.A. Dodgers' logo. The shirts are $35 and the hats are $30. Val also sells blankets and poetry books.

I have no idea if Val actually makes any money doing this. I hope so.

Lindsay Lohan Will Write Her Memoir . . . As a Trilogy?

LINDSAY LOHAN has more life to write about than the average 28-year-old. But does she have enough for a THREE-VOLUME autobiography? She thinks so. Of course a lot of the content will be pictorial.

She says, quote, "I want to put a lot of photos and cool stuff, it will probably be like a trilogy, like 'Harry Potter' because there's so many."

Lindsay probably WON'T spend much time on that SEX LIST that leaked earlier this year.

She says, quote, "I would never write to violate someone else or objectify them, that's not my intention. I like to write because it's like therapy for me."

Lindsay says she wants her story to be an inspiration to young people who are going through troubles of their own . . . quote, "There's the excitement of the life that I have lived but I've seen a lot and if I can help anyone that might feel like its ok to screw up, it's OK to feel lonely, or ugly or to feel overweight or underweight."

"I've experienced all that, so if I could help a boy or a girl . . . I've been bullied in school from doing movies and going back to regular school. If I could help other kids with that . . . that's why I am doing the book."

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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 8/18/2014

Christina Aguilera Had a Baby Girl

CHRISTINA AGUILERA is now a mother of two. She gave birth to a daughter on Saturday. She announced late last night that they named the new addition Summer Rain Rutler.

This is her first child with her fiancé Matt Rutler. She also has a six-year-old son named Max from her previous marriage to Jordan Bratman.

A few days ago, Christina posted a photo on Instagram of her holding some headphones up to her giant belly . . . with the caption: Quote, "Baby girl getting [a] first listen to what mama's been creating in the studio."

Neil Patrick Harris Is Denying That His Relationship Is in Trouble

NEIL PATRICK HARRIS is denying rumors that his relationship with his fiancé David Burtka is on the rocks.

Over the weekend, Neil posted a photo of David with their twins on Instagram . . . with the caption: Quote, "I couldn't be more in love with my family. Any reports to the contrary are woefully mistaken. #Grateful."

The "National Enquirer" reported that Neil and David have ended their engagement after eight years together . . . but apparently, that's not the case.

Justin Timberlake Called Madonna His "Ninja" . . . And Got Blasted on Twitter

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE Tweeted a birthday message to MADONNA, where he called her, quote, "my mother chucking ninja" . . . and got BLASTED for it, because "ninja" is viewed as a replacement for the N-word. He ended up taking it down.

Here are some of the comments he got . . . "Justin, you know better." . . . "Bruh. You went too deep." . . . and "I knew Justin Timberlake was getting too close for comfort with black culture but now he is saying ninja."

A lot of posts mentioned the racial tensions in Ferguson, Missouri . . . like this one, quote, "Justin Timberlake chose *this* week to call Madonna 'my ninja'? I just can't."

On a lighter note, an 8-year-old autistic boy named Julian wanted nothing more than to see Justin in concert. But he DID get more. He got Justin leading the entire arena in singing "Happy Birthday" to him.

"The Expendables 3" Didn't Crack the Top 3 at the Box Office

"The Expendables 3" bombed at the box office, bringing in just $16.2 million in 4th place. That's the worst opening for any of the"Expendables" movies. The first one made nearly $35 million in 2010 . . . and the sequel made $28.6 million in 2012.

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" came in #1 for a second week, earning another $28.4 million. "Let's Be Cops" debuted in 3rd place with $26.1 million . . . and "The Giver" made $12.8 million in 5th place.

Here are this week's Top 5 movies:

1. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", $28.4 million. Up to $118 million in its 2nd week.

2. "Guardians of the Galaxy", $24.7 million. Up to $222 million in its 3rd week.

3. NEW: "Let's Be Cops", $17.7 million. Up to $26.1 million since Wednesday.

4. NEW: "The Expendables 3", $16.2 million.

5. NEW: "The Giver", $12.8 million.

Rob Schneider Thinks a Parkinson's Drug May Have Killed Robin Williams

Actor ROB SCHNEIDER thinks prescription medication may have led to ROBIN WILLIAMS' suicide. He Tweeted, quote, "Now that we can talk about it #RobinWilliams was on a drug treating the symptoms of Parkinson's. One of the side effects is suicide."

We don't know what drugs Robin was or wasn't taking for Parkinson's. We don't know how Rob Schneider knows, either.

But a so-called "source" close to Robin had this to add . . . quote, "A lot of Robin's friends are convinced that the cocktail of prescription pills he was on somehow contributed to his mental state deteriorating as quickly as it did.

"Robin had always suffered from depression and addiction but the diagnosis and treatment of his Parkinson's was new, as was the combination of drugs he was on."

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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 8/15/2014

Katy Perry Wishes She Was Educated

Some entertainers will tell you that their education was a waste of time . . . but KATY PERRY isn't one of them. She's basically admitting that she isn't as intelligent as she'd like to be.

She tells Yahoo, quote, "I'm kind of bummed at this stage that I didn't have a great education because I could really use that these days."

Katy dropped out of high school during her freshman year . . . and before that, she went from school to school, because her parents were pastors and were always on the move. On top of that, she wasn't always getting the best instruction.

She says, quote, "I was being pulled out of school, even in the middle of school . . . and sometimes being home-schooled. Sometimes we were sent to these really half-Christian, half-education, I-don't-know-what-they-were schools."

So, she's trying to learn as much as she can as an adult. She says, quote, "I've learned to educate myself at this stage and how to continue my education at any age. I'm going on 30 and I'm still very thirsty for information."

Robin Williams Had Parkinson's Disease

ROBIN WILLIAMS was suffering from Parkinson's disease when he died earlier this week.

His wife Susan issued a statement saying, quote, "Robin's sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson's Disease, which he was not yet ready to share publicly.

"It is our hope in the wake of Robin's tragic passing, that others will find the strength to seek the care and support they need to treat whatever battles they are facing so they may feel less afraid."

Parkinson's is a progressive disorder of the nervous system. MICHAEL J. FOX was diagnosed with it in 1991.

After he heard yesterday's news, Fox Tweeted, quote, "Stunned to learn Robin had PD. Pretty sure his support for our [charitable foundation] predated his diagnosis. A true friend; I wish him peace."

People Everywhere Are Celebrating "Shark Week" By Eating Sharks Into Extinction

How are people celebrating Shark Week . . . aside from actually watching shark-related programming on the Discovery Channel? Well, apparently a lot of people are participating by EATING SHARKS INTO EXTINCTION.

Or so says the Internet.

Restaurants are trying to sell as much shark meat as possible, and people are eating it like crazy. A shark conservation expert says this is NOT good. Quote, "It's opportunistic. [Restaurants] are using the celebrity of 'sharkism' to sell more tacos than they normally would."

The most commonly-eaten shark in the U.S. is the Shortfin Mako, a species that's listed as "Vulnerable." That's a step above "Endangered" . . . and puts them on par with polar bears.

A sarcastic shark activist jokes, quote, "But you wouldn't want to eat polar bear tacos."

New In Theaters Today

1. "The Expendables 3" (PG-13)

Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, and Arnold Schwarzeneggerare all back from the last movie. And there are a TON of new additions.

Wesley Snipes plays a founding member of the team that they have to bust out of prison . . . which is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the fact that Snipes couldn't participate in the first two movies, because he was locked up for his tax troubles.

Antonio Banderas adds comic relief as a commando who's always desperately wanted to join the team. And Mel Gibson is Stallone's old partner . . . he cofounded the Expendables, but turned bad and became an arms dealer with a vendetta against him.

In order to deal with the new threat, Stallone recruits some young, fresh blood . . . including Kellan Lutz, MMA badass Ronda Rousey, and boxer Victor Ortiz.

And finally there's Kelsey Grammer as an old friend of Stallone's who helps recruit the new members . . . and Harrison Ford as the CIA handler behind their assignments.

Unfortunately Chuck Norris doesn't show up again, and Bruce Willis punked out when it came time to film . . . but it sounds like they added more than enough muscle to over-compensate.

2. "Let's Be Cops" (R)

Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson from "The New Girl" dress up as police officers for a costume party . . . and are so convincing, they're mistaken for REAL cops by everyone in the neighborhood . . .

Including some corrupt cops and mobsters run by Andy Garcia. The rest of the cast includes Nina Dobrev from the "Vampire Diaries", "The Daily Show's" Rob Riggle, and Keegan-Michael Key from Comedy Central's "Key & Peele".

3. "The Giver" (PG-13)

Brenton Thwaites lives in a "perfect" society where people can't see color or feel the full range of human emotions, because of an injection they get every morning.

Jeff Bridges is the Giver, the one man who has the full memory of all of humanity's experiences. And when Brenton is chosen to become the next "Receiver of Memory", he discovers love and starts skipping his daily injections.

Alexander Skarsgard and Katie Holmes play his parents . . . Israeli minx Odeya Rush is his love interest . . . and Meryl Streep is the villain, the Chief Elder of the community. Taylor Swift is also in it. She has a small role in it as The Giver's daughter.

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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 8/14/2014

Burger King Chicken Fries Are Back . . . And Scott Disick Spent More Than $200 on Them in One Shot

Unless you've been living under a rock . . . or, you know, you're one of those people who's into healthy food . . . then you probably know that Burger King brought back their CHICKEN FRIES this week.

And it would appear that nobody is happier about this than "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star SCOTT DISICK.

He ran out to BK and scooped up 45 9-piece orders . . . which cost him $205.28. And of course he posted a picture of the receipt, along with the caption, "Thank the Lord #ChickenFriesareBack"

Justin Bieber Was Ordered to Take Anger Management

As expected, JUSTIN BIEBER reached a deal in his Miami DUI case that'll keep him out of jail. And the best news is that he has to take a 12-hour ANGER MANAGEMENT course. Then again, is 12 hours really gonna fix this kid's attitude?

Justin also has to meet people who've been affected by drunk drivers, make a $50,000 charitable donation and pay fines.

Robin Williams' Daughter Quit Instagram and Twitter After Trolls Harassed Her About Her Father's Death

ROBIN WILLIAMS' 25-year-old daughter ZELDA quit Twitter and Instagram after IDIOTS started trolling her by posting rude messages about her dad. They also posted a picture that supposedly showed her father's corpse at the coroner's office. But it wasn't really Robin . . . just a man who looked like him.

Zelda asked her followers to report a couple accounts that were harassing her. Then she Tweeted, quote, "I'm sorry. I should've risen above. Deleting this from my devices for a good long time, maybe forever. Time will tell. Goodbye."

Later, she posted the following announcement on Instagram . . . quote, "I will be leaving this account for a [bit] while I heal and decide if I'll be deleting it or not. Mining our accounts for photos of dad, or judging me on the number of them is cruel and unnecessary."

And finally, she also posted a statement on Tumblr which included this quote, "To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh. As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you've had it washed."

Ben Affleck May Have Injured Himself Being Batman

Being Batman isn't easy. Especially being an "older" Batman like BEN AFFLECK. The Star claims Ben Affleck suffered a shoulder strain while on the set of ''Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice''.

A source tells the tabloid: "It was hurting him pretty bad. He's putting his all into this role and it's pretty physically demanding. The trips to the gym are two, sometimes three times a day and on set he's like a machine. This injury was his first and most painful while shooting.

The source claims Ben is still on the set acting but he's been put on temporary hold from doing any stunts for a few days until the doctor gives him the OK to start again.

Gwyneth Paltrow Might Be Dating One of the Creators of "Glee"

After CONSCIOUSLY UNCOUPLING from CHRIS MARTIN earlier this year, GWYNETH PALTROW may be consciously COUPLING again. "Us Weekly" claims she's dating BRAD FALCHUK, one of the creators of "Glee".

Gwyneth has appeared in five episodes of "Glee", starting back in 2010. So obviously people are going to wonder if Gwyneth was coupling with him ON THE SIDE before she and Chris broke up.

But a "source" says, quote, "things started off professionally" . . . and the relationship evolved from there.

Sam Smith Says He is NOT Doing the Next Bond Theme

Several gossip sites have been reporting that singer SAM SMITH has been tapped to record the next James Bond theme. I was actual pretty excited about it. I think he'd do a great job. Sadly, he has no clue where this rumor came from and says it's absolutely NOT true.

Sam tells nme.com, "No, I have no idea what that was about and I know as much as you do. You probably know more than me; I didn't even read the article. I think it's something everyone would love to do, but yeah, it was all news to me. I won't say any more on it. My favorite Bond theme was Jack White and Alicia Keys.''

Christina Aguilera May Pose For "Playboy"

InTouch Weekly claims CHRISTINA AGUILERA wants to do Playboy after she gives birth. A source tells the mag: ''She wants to do Playboy. This is something she wanted to do even before she got pregnant. Christina's always loved her body.''

So far, Christina hasn't confirmed this. Neither has anyone at "Playboy".

The "Guardians of the Galaxy" Soundtrack Is Your New #1 Album

The "Guardians of the Galaxy" soundtrack sold 109,000 copies last week to take the #1 spot on the Billboard albums chart. It's the second soundtrack to hit #1 this year, after "Frozen".

The latest "Now That's What I Call Music" debuts at #2 with 94,000 copies . . . GODSMACK is at #3 with "1000HP" . . . SPOON hits #4 with "They Want My Soul" . . . and the British pop band THE VAMPS is at #10 with their debut EP, "Somebody to You".

Here are this week's Top 5 albums . . .

1. The soundtrack to "Guardians of the Galaxy" . . . 109,000 copies

2. "Now That's What I Call Music 51" . . . 94,000 copies

3. "1000HP", Godsmack . . . 58,000 copies

4. "They Want My Soul", Spoon . . . 39,000 copies

5. 5 Seconds of Summer's self-titled debut album . . . 36,000 copies

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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 8/13/2014

Details Were Released On Robin Williams' Death…Was It Too Much?

Many people are angered by the amount of detail released by the Marin County sheriff's office in their news conference Tuesday about ROBIN WILLIAMS. No detail seemed to be spared. I was uncomfortable listening to it so I've opted not to include the details in my Dirt today.

The social media backlash has been heated following the outpouring of support for Williams.

Police did say that Robin's wife Susan had left the house Monday morning to run some errands, and didn't return until his body had already been found. She was the last person to see him alive, at about 10:30 the night before.

RadarOnline.com would like you to believe Robin was having, quote, "serious money troubles" at the time of his death. But we don't know if that's true.

Sarah Michelle Gellar Says Robin Williams Was Like a Father to Her

Sarah Michelle Gellar, who starred with Robin Williams in 'The Crazy Ones', tells People that he was like a father.

She says, "My life is a better place because I knew Robin Williams. To my children he was Uncle Robin, to everyone he worked with, he was the best boss anyone had ever known, and to me he was not just an inspiration but he was the father I had always dreamed of having. There are not enough adjectives to describe the light he was, to anyone that ever had the pleasure to meet him. I will miss him everyday, but I know the memory of him will live on. And to his family, I thank them for letting us know him and seeing the joy they brought him. Us crazy ones love you."

Justin Bieber Heading To Anger Management Classes??

If you've been longing for a gentler, more peaceful JUSTIN BIEBER, your prayers may be answered soon.

According to two people directly involved with his case, Justin will plead guilty to lesser charges in his January arrest in South Florida after what police initially described as an illegal street drag race.

The two people told the Associated Press Tuesday that the 20-year-old pop star would plead guilty to misdemeanor careless driving and resisting arrest without violence charges. Bieber also will agree to take an anger management course and make a charitable donation.

The people insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to comment publicly before today's court hearing. The Miami Herald first reported the plea deal.

The Biebs was arrested January 23rd in Miami Beach and was originally charged with driving under the influence, but breath tests found Bieber's blood alcohol level below the limit for underage drivers.

Katy Perry Needs Pink, White and Purple Flowers in Her Dressing Room

The Daily Mirror and Contact Music claim KATY PERRY's backstage rider calls for her dressing rooms to be filled with pink, white and purple flowers, organic food, Pinot Grigio and fruit and vegetables.

A source tells the sites: ''It's crazy. Katy always seems so down-to-earth when you see her on TV so we didn't expect her to have so many diva demands. We've also been told that staff mustn't speak to her, especially to ask for a photo or an autograph, because it angers her before the show.''

Will Beyonce and Jay Z Perform at Brad & Angelina's Wedding?

We still don't even have a date for the wedding of BRAD PITT and ANGELINA JOLIE but sources are already speculating who will be there.

The Daily Star claims BEYONCE and JAY Z may perform at Brad and Angelina's big day. A source tells the paper: ''Brad told Bey and Jay, that their kids, especially Maddox - adore them. He told them it would make their big day extra special to have them both do a number. They were flattered and said they'd do their best to fit it into their hectic schedule, depending on the date.''

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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 8/11/2014

The Rock's Mother and Cousin Were Hit Head-On By a Drunk Driver . . . But They're Going to Be OK
DWAYNE "THE ROCK" JOHNSON had a scare last week when his mother and cousin were hit head-on by a drunk driver. The Rock posted a picture of the crash, and it looks like it was pretty serious. But it sounds like everyone's going to be OK.
In the caption, he said, quote, "My mom & cousin were struck head on by a drunk driver this week - they lived. First reaction is to find the person who did this and do unrelenting harm to them.
"But then you realize the most important thing is my family lived thru this and we can hug each other that much tighter these days. Hug your own family tighter today and be grateful you can tell them you love them."
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Made $65 million This Weekend
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" was the big winner at the box office this weekend, bringing in a better-than-expected $65 million. It did so well that Paramount has already announced plans for a sequel, which will be released in 2016.
"Into The Storm" took third place this weekend with $18 million . . . the HELEN MIRREN movie "Hundred-Foot Journey" was at #4 with $11.1 million . . . and "Step Up All In" had the worst debut of any movie in the series, with just $6.6 million in 6th place.
Here are this week's Top 5 movies:
1. NEW: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", $65 million.
2. "Guardians of the Galaxy", $41.5 million. Up to $176 million in its 2nd week.
3. NEW: "Into The Storm", $18 million.
4. NEW: "The Hundred-Foot Journey", $11.1 million.
5. "Lucy", $9.3 million. Up to $97.4 million in its 3rd week.
Did Michael Jackson Pee All Over His Neverland House and Threaten to Throw Poop at the Help?
Three women who worked as maids at the Neverland Ranch told the "New York Post" that MICHAEL JACKSON was a PIG.
They claim that if Michael was in the house and had to pee, he'd just unzip his pants and go . . . wherever he was. He wouldn't even bother trying to make it to the bathroom.
Also, he would track animal poop from the mini-zoo into the house . . . and would threaten to THROW POOP AT THE HELP.
Michael's bedroom was littered with, quote, "half-eaten chicken, potato chips, empty wine and whiskey bottles." And it was so bad the place was infested with BEDBUGS.
Shark Week is Finally Here!
Discovery Channel's 27th annual Shark Week kicked-off last night with Air Jaws: Fins of Fury, the first of 13 new shows airing through Aug. 16, when it all wraps up with Sharksanity (10 p.m.).
Shark Week is a big hit with viewers, but is it getting too sensational? George Burgess, director of the Florida Program for Shark Research in Gainesville, tells USA TODAY that the Shark Week frenzy is a double-edged sword. "I'm kind of disappointed, and I think most researchers are, too," Burgess said. "It obviously is a big draw, but I'm afraid that the programs have gone more to entertainment and less to documentary over the years."

"The Fault in Our Stars" Was the Big Winner at Last Night's "Teen Choice Awards"
"The Teen Choice Awards" went down last night . . . and "The Fault in Our Stars" was one of the big winners. It won Choice Movie Drama . . . plus, ANSEL ELGORT and SHAILENE WOODLEY won Best Drama Actor and Actress for the movie, respectively. This is movie that is set in Indianapolis and is based on the book by John Green, an author who lives here.
Ansel and Shilene also won Choice Movie Liplock, and Choice Movie Chemistry. The latter category also included Nat Wolff . . . who also won Choice Movie Scene Stealer for "The Fault in Our Stars".
On top of that, Ansel also won Choice Movie Breakout Star for "The Fault in Our Stars" and his other movie with Shailene, "Divergent". Shailene also won Choice Action Movie Actress for "Divergent".
The hosts, Tyler Posey from "Teen Wolf" and Sarah Hyland from "Modern Family", said 165 million votes were cast.
Here are some highlights from the winners' list:
Ultimate Choice Award: Selena Gomez
Choice Comedy Movie: "The Other Woman"
Choice Drama Movie: "The Fault in Our Stars"
Choice Sci-Fi / Fantasy Movie: "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
Choice Action Movie: "Divergent"
Choice Summer Movie: "22 Jump Street"
Choice Movie Actors for Comedy: Emma Roberts for "We're the Millers" and Kevin Hart for "Ride Along"
Choice Movie Actors for Drama: Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort for "The Fault in Our Stars"
Choice Movie Actors for Action: Shailene Woodley and Theo James for "Divergent"
Choice Comedy TV Show: "The Big Bang Theory"
Choice Drama TV Show: "Pretty Little Liars"
Choice Reality TV Show: "Keeping Up with the Kardashians"
Choice Reality TV Competition Show: "The Voice"
Choice Sci-Fi / Fantasy TV Show: "The Vampire Diaries"
Choice Animated TV Show: "The Simpsons"
Choice TV Actors for Drama: Lucy Hale and Ian Harding for "Pretty Little Liars"
Choice TV Actors for Comedy: Lea Michele for "Glee" and Ross Lynch for "Austin & Ally"
Choice Reality TV Personalities: Adam Levine and Shakira for "The Voice"
Choice Male Artist: Ed Sheeran
Choice Female Artist: Ariana Grande
Choice Music Group: One Direction
Choice Summer Music Star: Demi Lovato
Choice Summer Song: "Really Don't Care", Demi Lovato featuring Cher Lloyd
Choice Music Breakout Artist: Austin Mahone
Choice Music Breakout Group: 5 Seconds of Summer
Choice Rock Group: Imagine Dragons
Choice R&B / Hip-Hop Artist: Iggy Azalea
Choice Male Country Artist: Hunter Hayes
Choice Female Country Artist: Taylor Swift
Choice Country Group: Lady Antebellum
Choice Single by a Group: "Story of My Life", One Direction
Choice Love Song: "You & I", One Direction
Choice Breakup Song: "Story of My Life", One Direction
Choice Male Athlete: LeBron James
Choice Female Athlete: Serena Williams
Choice Comedian: Kevin Hart
Choice Female Hottie: Selena Gomez
Choice Male Hottie: One Direction . . . All of them, I guess. Although, Harry Styles was also singled out for "Choice Smile."
KJ's Kinda Nerdy News: "Batman v. Superman" Director Zack Snyder Talks Up Aquaman . . . Does That Mean He's Going to Be in the Movie?
It hasn't been confirmed yet, but a lot of people think JASON MOMOA is playing Aquaman in "Superman v. Batman". The movie is currently filming in Detroit, and on Friday, the guys on a local radio show were DISSING Aquaman.
I've never been a big fan of Aquaman but apparently "Superman v. Batman" director ZACK SNYDER actually felt the need to defend his honor. He wouldn't admit that Aquaman is in the movie, but here's what he had to say . . .
"Aquaman has some cool abilities that I think people are like, 'Oh what does he talk to animals, because that seems like what he does, or fish or whatever?'
"The cool thing is, with Aquaman his trident (people don't realize this) could cut the flesh of Superman, if they came in contact. That's a thing that's in the canon. He's super strong. Because of course he can exist at these super deep depths.
"So when he comes up here he's crazy strong. Not to say he's in my movie, or anything like that . . . He has the potential to be badass. That's all I'm saying."
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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 8/6/2014

Is Bill Nye the Science Guy Having a Gay Affair With a Guy from "Star Trek"?
As far as we know, BILL NYE "The Science Guy" is not gay. But he now finds himself caught up in a gay rumor with actor ROBERT PICARDO, who played the holographic doctor on "Star Trek: Voyager".
Picardo is going through a nasty divorce, and his wife of almost 20 years hired a private investigator to tail him. And she's been telling people that the P.I. said the two men once spent three hours in Nye's bedroom.
She thinks that means her husband was having an affair with Nye.
Picardo denied it in court documents, saying, quote, "I'd made it to 60 without having sex with a man and a 'walk on the wild side' at this age seemed unlikely to anyone who knows me."
But he did admit that he and Nye are longtime friends.
Nye married a woman in 2006, but booted her seven weeks later. She then went back to the house and poured two bottles of weed killer over his garden.
Roseanne Says George Clooney Did Leave a Picture of His Penis on the Fridge on the Set of Her Show
There's been a rumor for years that when GEORGE CLOONEY was a cast member on "Roseanne" during its early years, he once put a photograph of his MANHOOD on the Conner Family refrigerator, so everyone would see it the next day.
And yesterday on "The Talk", ROSEANNE said it's TRUE. She said he even positioned Groucho Marx glasses over his junk, so that his penis was the NOSE.
Sadly, no one knows where that picture is today. Roseanne said, quote, "About the second day it disappeared . . . I thought it would surface by now. Maybe they don't know it was George Clooney."
Something Is Wrong with Kristin Chenoweth, But She Doesn't Think She's Dying
If you've been following KRISTIN CHENOWETH'S Twitter feed, chances are you're a little concerned about her . . . because she's been asking for prayers regarding a scary-sounding medical condition.
A few days ago, she Tweeted, quote, "Back in L.A. Unable to move. Numbness and tingling in arm. Going to [the] doctor tomorrow. Ah, anyone who prays please do!"
She elaborated a little more yesterday . . . adding, quote, "Waiting on MRI results. No matter what I will be OK. Thanks [everyone] for praying and sending good vibes. #ThinkingPositive."
A few hours later, she seemed a little more upbeat about her prognosis . . . Tweeting, quote, "Thanks for all the good vibes everyone. Stupid ole neck flares up again. Thanks for the 'neck' support ! :)"
Kristin has had her share of medical issues. Over the past decade, she's been diagnosed with asthma and an inner ear disorder . . . and in 2012, she was hit in the head with some lighting equipment on the set of "The Good Wife", leaving her with a skull fracture, "a rib issue and a hip issue."
NBC Might Be Fined for FCC Complaints About Their Miley Cyrus Concert Special
The FCC is reportedly investigating the MILEY CYRUS concert special that NBC aired last month, to determine if it violated any of their broadcasting rules.
Supposedly, they were hit with a "slew" of complaints from viewers about "stripper costumes" and other over-the-line sexual content.
None of the actual complaints have hit the web . . . but TMZ has seen some of them, where people were upset about, quote, "stripper costumes and Miley rolling around in a bed with half-naked men and women."
Plus, the thing that got people the MOST riled up was Miley grinding up against a costumed Abe Lincoln.
The special ended up tanking . . . so if NBC was looking to push the envelope for ratings, that didn't work out well. That said, who in their right mind would tune in to watch a Miley concert, and NOT expect questionable content?
KJ's Kinda Nerdy News: Alleged Plot Details from "Batman v. Superman"
Some supposed plot details from the upcoming "Superman v. Batman: Dawn of Justice" were revealed yesterday. We don't know if they're true, but we should note that some people might consider them SPOILERS so don't read anything further if you don't want to be spoiled.
The website Bad Ass Digest says that in the movie's timeline, Batman has been around for about 30 years, so he's in his 50s. But he's still an URBAN LEGEND, and despite years of crimefighting, nobody has even taken his picture.
And his Batcave includes a memorial centered around a TATTERED ROBIN COSTUME.
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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 8/5/2014

Sandra Bullock Is the Highest Paid Actress in Hollywood
SANDRA BULLOCK is #1 on Forbes.com's annual list of "The Highest Paid Actresses in Hollywood." She reportedly raked in $51 million over the past 12 months . . . thanks in large part to her take from the movie "Gravity".
Here's the complete Top 10:

1. Sandra Bullock, $51 million
2. Jennifer Lawrence, $34 million
3. Jennifer Aniston, $31 million
4. Gwyneth Paltrow, $19 million
5. A tie between Angelina Jolie and Cameron Diaz, with $18 million apiece. Angelina was #1 last year, with $33 million.
7. Scarlett Johansson, $17 million
8. A tie between Amy Adams and Natalie Portman, with $13 million apiece
10. Kristen Stewart, $12 million
The Stars of "The Big Bang Theory" Are Now Insanely Rich
The three main cast members of "The Big Bang Theory" have ended their hold-out . . . after agreeing to new deals that'll make them INSANELY RICH.
JIM PARSONS, JOHNNY GALECKI and KALEY CUOCO signed three-year contracts, which will pay them $1 million per episode EACH. That triples their previous salaries, which were in the $325,000 to $350,000 range.
Seasons eight through 10 are expected to include a total of 72 episodes, which means they'll rake in $72 million over the next three years. But that's not all.
They're also getting a cut of the show's profits, which could make their new deals worth anywhere from $90 to $100 million apiece.
It's hard to imagine a show can stay afloat while cutting paychecks like these, but Deadline.com says that with all the advertising and syndication, it's still expected to generate $1 BILLION in profits.
SIMON HELBERG and KUNAL NAYYAR are the only two cast members who still don't have a deal. But that's expected to happen any minute now, and the cast is scheduled for a table read tomorrow.
Taylor Swift Visited a 6-Year-Old Cancer Patient . . . And She Gave a Random Girl in Central Park $90 for Posing with Her
TAYLOR SWIFT visited a 6-year-old cancer patient named Jordan Lee Nickerson, and he may be the most adorable kid ever. When she told him she was there to sing for him he said, "Just do it."
She asked what song he'd like to hear and he told HER to pick her favorite. She finally settled on "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and he said, "Yes, THAT song!"
In other Taylor Swift news: She gave a random girl $90 for posing with her in a gazebo in Central Park. The girl Tweeted, "In New York City celebrating my friend's birthday, we went for a boat ride and we found Taylor Swift."
Taylor was with a reporter from "Rolling Stone" at the time so it sounds like they were setting it up as a photo for an upcoming story. This happened a couple of weeks ago but everybody's talking about it now.

Gwyneth Paltrow Pays $5,240 for a Procedure That Feels Like Having Your Face Smacked with an Electrified Rubber Band
Would you pay $5,240 to have someone smack your face with an electrified rubber band? You would if you were GWYNETH PALTROW.
Gwyneth tells "Hello!" magazine that she's never had plastic surgery, but she keeps her skin looking great with a painful facial procedure called Thermage laser treatment, which is also known as FACE-IRONING.
She explains, quote, "It's non-invasive but it's quite painful, like having your face smacked with a rubber band that has an electric shock in it. But it works." She says it boosts collagen levels in the skin's lower layers, creating a tightening effect to the top layer.
It seems like someone should pay YOU to let them do that, but Gwyneth actually opens up HER checkbook for this. A half-face treatment costs around $3,900, while a full-face of electrified rubber band-smacking will run you a hefty $5,240.
Ashley Olsen is Dating a 47-Year-Old Guy
ASHLEY OLSEN is taking a page out of her sister's book and dating a guy who's old enough to be her dad. She's dating BENNETT MILLER, who directed "Capote" and "Moneyball", as well as the upcoming movie "Foxcatcher".
He's 47 . . . she's 28.
Bennett is actually two years older than MARY-KATE'S 45-year-old fiancé, Olivier Sarkozy.
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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 8/4/2014

Is Jennifer Lawrence's Ex Rebounding with Kristen Stewart?
We still don't have it officially, but multiple sources are reporting that JENNIFER LAWRENCE and NICHOLAS HOULT have broken up.
The two met on the set of 2011's "X-Men: First Class" and have been together ever since, not counting a brief breakup last year.
Hoult is about to start filming a sci-fi flick with KRISTEN STEWART called "Equals", and the two of them were spotted in Tokyo the other day getting sushi . . . so obviously the rumors are starting to bubble up.
They also gave a press conference, at which Nicholas said this about playing Kristen's love interest . . . quote, "Kristen is a great actress and that just makes it very relaxed and my job very easy."
Michael Strahan Went Into the Football Hall of Fame a Single Man
When New York Giants legend MICHAEL STRAHAN entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, he did it as a SINGLE MAN.
Strahan's rep confirmed that Michael and his girlfriend NICOLE MURPHY had ended their five-year engagement because of, quote, "distance and work schedule" issues.
Sources say Michael was BLINDSIDED by the announcement. Obviously, he knew he and Nicole were through, but the TIMING was suspect. He reportedly feels like either Nicole or someone close to her was trying to ruin his Hall of Fame weekend.
John Stamos Has Such Skinny Legs That He Once Wore Shorts Under His Jeans to Hide Them
In a feature for "Us" magazine, JOHN STAMOS revealed 25 interesting facts that we may not know about him . . . and there were a few good ones.
For example, John says he's always had SKINNY LEGS . . . and when he was in high school, he used to disguise that by wearing shorts UNDER his jeans.
He also reveals: That he was a "complete band geek" in high school . . . that HENRY WINKLER was the first celebrity he'd ever met . . . that he has 27 pairs of reading glasses . . . that he loves to garden . . . that he cuts his own hair . . .
And this one will be important for all the ladies out there: He's someone who EATS CRACKERS IN BED. That's not exactly a "plus."

"Guardians of the Galaxy" Set an August Record
"Guardians of the Galaxy" made a huge $94 million this weekend, setting a record for an August debut. The previous record holder was "The Bourne Ultimatum", which made $69.3 million in 2007.
It's also the third biggest opening of 2014, behind "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier". The weekend's other new wide release, the JAMES BROWN movie "Get On Up", earned $14 million in third place.
Here are this week's Top 10 movies:
1. NEW: "Guardians of the Galaxy", $94 million.
2. "Lucy", $18.3 million. Up to $79.6 million in its 2nd week.
3. NEW: "Get On Up", $14 million.
4. "Hercules", $10.7 million. Up to $52.3 million in its 2nd week.
5. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes", $8.7 million. $189 million in its 4th week.
An All-Female "Ghostbusters" Reboot Might Happen
After years of back-and-forth as to whether we'll get "Ghostbusters 3", there's now ANOTHER "Ghostbusters" movie in development. This one is a reboot with FEMALE Ghostbusters.
Paul Feig is in talks to direct it, which means MELISSA MCCARTHY'S name will more than likely come up. He's already directed her in "Bridesmaids" and "The Heat".
There's a competing rumor that Feig is actually in talks to direct "Ghostbusters 3" . . . so take all of this with a grain of salt.
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