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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 10/29/2014

Ellen and Portia Did Not Bag on an Animal Charity Event Because They Got Into a Fight on the Way There


The not-always-reliable "New York Post" claims that ELLEN DEGENERES and PORTIA DE ROSSI were supposed to be at a charity event for a pet rescue center on Sunday . . . but they literally turned around and went home because they got into an "epic fight" in their car on the way there.



But they say it's NOT true.  Apparently, they were never supposed to be there.  They just lent their names to the event as honorary chairs, but their images were used in a way that made people THINK they would be.



Their rep says, quote, "It was not approved and it is misleading."  Possibly adding to the confusion is the fact that Ellen and Portia actually did attend this same event last year.




KJ"s Kinda Nerdy News: Marvel is Doing Two more "Avengers" Movies, Plus a Black Superhero Movie Called "Black Panther"


Just like D.C. Comics did earlier this month, Marvel has announced its movie slate for the next several years.



The big news is that there will be TWO more "Avengers" movies after next year's "Avengers:  Age of Ultron".  It sounds like they'll be filmed back-to-back, because they're two parts of the same story, and they're coming out a year apart.



"Avengers:  Infinity Wars Part 1" will hit theaters in May of 2018 . . . and "Part 2" will be released the following May.



Also, the new "Captain America" movie featuring Iron Man will be called "Captain America:  Civil War" . . . so it WILL follow that storyline we'd heard about where Captain America and Iron Man fight over a government plan to register superheroes.



That one comes out in May of 2016.



In other big news we're finally getting a BLACK SUPERHERO MOVIE from Marvel.  "Black Panther" comes out in November of 2017, starring CHADWICK BOSEMAN in the title role.



He played JAMES BROWN in "Get On Up" and JACKIE ROBINSON in "42".



And an announcement I was thrilled to hear…Marvel also has a stand-alone FEMALE superhero movie in the works, "Captain Marvel", which comes out in July of 2018.  The hero in this one is Carol Danvers, who debuted in the 1970s as "Ms. Marvel".  No word who'll play her.



Still no SCARLETT JOHANSSON / Black Widow stand-alone flick . . . but Marvel says she's very much involved in the upcoming "Avengers" movies.



The third "Thor" movie, "Thor:  Ragnarok", comes out in July of 2017 . . . and yes, Loki will be back.  And "Guardians of the Galaxy 2" drops in May of 2017.




Jane Lynch Is Officially Divorced . . . And Officially Poorer


JANE LYNCH is officially DIVORCED . . . and officially POORER.  Her ex-wife Dr. Lara Embry cleaned up in the settlement.  For starters, she gets a lump sum of $1.2 million over the next two years.



She also gets HALF of the following:  Several bank accounts totaling $847,000 . . . a 401K totaling $315,000 . . . their $57,000 tax refund . . . and royalties from Jane's TV appearances, including "Glee".



She also gets FULL custody of their yacht club membership and their dog.




Amanda Bynes Is Still Not Ready to Be Released From Treatment


AMANDA BYNES is still not ready to be out of supervised care.  She was due to be released this week, but a judge ordered her to spend at least 30 more days under 24-hour psychiatric care.



Supposedly, Amanda is, quote, "very ill," and is in "no shape to care for herself."  She was placed on a 72-hour psychiatric hold on October 10th.  Her stay was then extended two weeks . . . and now she'll be there until Thanksgiving, at least.



Meanwhile, RadarOnline reports that Amanda's mother, Lynn, has officially petitioned to become her conservator once again.  In addition to putting her in control of Amanda, it would also put her in charge of her estate.



Amanda is worth $2.8 million . . . and earns $144,768 a year.



So, this is basically a repeat of last year:  Amanda was hospitalized against her will in July of 2013.  She was released last December under the care of her parents, and seemed to be doing well.  She even attended fashion school for a while.



But then she moved to New York and started exhibiting her typical BIZARRE behavior.  She got a DUI in late September . . . and followed it up with a pair of shoplifting attempts.




Nine Celebrities Who Have Unclaimed Money Owed to Them


If you were owed $10,000 from a bank, you'd probably get your hands on it as soon as possible.  But apparently STEVEN SPIELBERG considers it a pittance not worth bothering with.



The California state controller's office just released a list of celebrities who have unclaimed money owed to them, either by the state or by various companies.  And it's just sitting around waiting for them.  Here are some of the highlights . . .



Bank of America has $10,000 in cashier's checks waiting for Steven Spielberg.


Robert Downey Jr. is owed $497.09 from the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison.


Kanye West is owed $38.71 from Foot Locker.


Orlando Bloom can go pick up $31.72 from NBC Universal.


Columbus Short has small checks for him at Paramount, including ones for:  $94.29, $40.50, $43.85 and $43.85.   Short also has a warrant out for his arrest, because he skipped a court hearing on Monday.  He's accused of beating a guy up at a bar.


Kobe Bryant has a check for $482.50 collecting dust at the Connecticut General Life Insurance Company.


Justin Timberlake's lawyers owe him $3,020.55.


George Clooney is owed $928.95 from an entertainment company.


And Kerry Washington has $1,404.38 coming to her from a payroll company. 

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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 10/28/2014

Jennifer Lawrence Broke Up With Chris Martin



JENNIFER LAWRENCE and CHRIS MARTIN have CONSCIOUSLY UNCOUPLED . . . and a source says it was Jennifer who did the uncoupling.



Officially, we don't know why . . . but those ever-present anonymous sources say it's all about GWYNETH PALTROW . . . quote, "Jennifer just couldn’t compete and didn't want to.  Chris is clearly not over Gwyneth and his main priority is his kids.



"Jennifer really respects him, but she wants a man of her own.  And Chris has been spending lots of time with Gwyneth and their kids lately.  It was just a bit too much for Jen.  She doesn't want to be second to anyone."



Just last week, Chris, Gwyneth and the kids went to dinner together.  And as Gwyneth was leaving in her SUV, Chris ran up to the window to talk to her.  And she gently put her hand on his face before pulling away.




Hugh Jackman Has Been Treated for Skin Cancer for the Third Time



HUGH JACKMAN was recently treated for skin cancer . . . for the third time in a year.  But he will NOT DIE.  We assume.  It was a minor thing, and his rep says it's "all good" now.



Jackman was also treated in November of 2013 and May of this year.  At the time he said, quote, "It's a basal cell carcinoma, which of all the skin cancers, is the most minor.  But you do need to take care of it immediately, because it's growing."




Russell Brand Doesn't Want to Make Money Anymore . . . And He Might Run for Mayor of London



Don't expect to see RUSSELL BRAND on the big screen anymore.  During a recent interview, he said, quote, "I'm not interested in making money anymore."



Asked if that meant he was through with Hollywood, he replied, quote, "It probably does mean that, yes . . . It makes me scared if I think about money too much, then it makes me feel guilty."



Meanwhile, the "New York Post" says Russell is telling friends he wants to run for mayor of London in 2016.  In the meantime, his main gig these days seems to be his online show The Trews . . . which stands for "True News".




Daniel Radcliffe Wonders Why People Have a Hard Time Sexualizing Him, But Not Emma Watson



Thanks to "Harry Potter", a lot of people have trouble seeing DANIEL RADCLIFFE in grown-up roles.  They're just always going to see him as a 12-year-old kid with round glasses.  And in a new interview, he points out a very obvious double-standard.



He says that a female reporter told him he's an "unconventional" romantic lead, because of his association with that "young boy wizard."



And he says, quote, "My immediate response was, 'Well, the male population has had no problem sexualizing EMMA WATSON immediately.'"




Neil Patrick Harris Will Host a Variety Show for NBC



NEIL PATRICK HARRIS will host a U.S. version of the British variety show "Saturday Night Takeaway".  The show has been a success overseas, where it's about to enter its 12th season.



There aren't too many details yet, but NPH's show isn't expected to air on Saturdays, so it'll have a different title.  It'll air weekly beginning sometime in 2015, and include 10 to 12 episodes a year.



An NBC suit says, quote, "I don't envision this being much more.  It's a very physically demanding show."



Neil says, quote, "As I watched the show, I couldn't stop smiling . . . it's a game changer.  Nothing like this has been done before, and its unique structure fits right into my random skill set.  I can't wait to roll up my sleeves and have some fun!"

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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 10/27/2014

Usher Isn't Happy with Justin Bieber's Recent Antics, and Says "I'll Punch Him in the [Effing] Chest When I Need To"


USHER played a pivotal role in launching JUSTIN BIEBER'S career . . . but now, seven years later, Usher isn't thrilled with his antics and punkish behavior.  But he's still one of Justin's mentors, and is willing to show him tough love.



Usher tells "Billboard", quote, "Our relationship is more man-to-man now.  He's making his own decisions, and it's important to show support.  I can say I'm not happy with all the choices my friend has made, but I'm supportive of him.



"I try my hardest to give as much positive reinforcement as I can.  I'll punch him in the [effing] chest when I need to, and give him a hug and kiss when I need to.  It's more than just mentoring.  I love the kid."



Justin hasn't responded directly . . . but after the interview was released, he Tweeted, quote, "Usher, love bro."




Oprah's Car Ran over a Woman's Foot . . . But She Is Okay


OPRAH WINFREY had a scare over the weekend that could have ended much worse.



Oprah and her friend GAYLE KING were leaving a restaurant called Prime 112, when the guy driving her Escalade ran over a woman's foot.  He just barely grazed it, really, and she wasn't injured at all.



But Oprah jumped out of the car immediately to make sure everything was cool.  




Ed Sheeran Feels Bad About Comparing Miley Cyrus to a Stripper


ED SHEERAN feels bad about comparing MILEY CYRUS to a stripper after her very stripper-ish performance with ROBIN THICKE at the "VMAs" last year.  He says, quote, "I was a bit of a [C-word] . . . I do feel bad about it.



"My general point was I wanted her to [just] sing the songs so people could see what an amazing artist she is.  I said [something] along the lines of, 'You're voice is amazing, your songs are amazing, just stop twerking.' 



"I didn't say it in the nicest way, and I do genuinely love her music and think her voice is great.  I don't really know what to do.  I'll find a way to [apologize]."




"Ouija" Beat "John Wick" at the Box Office


The horror movie "Ouija" was #1 at the box office this weekend with $20 million.  It beat KEANU REEVES'S "John Wick", which made $14.2 million in 2nd place.



And the BILL MURRAY movie "St. Vincent" expanded to wide release this weekend, following two weeks of limited release.  It made $8.1 million in 6th place.  



Here are this week's Top 5 movies:



1.  NEW:  "Ouija", $20 million.


2.  NEW:  "John Wick", $14.2 million.


3.  "Fury", $13 million.  Up to $46.1 million in its 2nd week.


4.  "Gone Girl", $11.1 million.  Up to $124 million in its 4th week. 


5.  "The Book of Life", $9.8 million.  Up to $29.9 million in its 2nd week. 

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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 10/22/2014

Daniel Radcliffe Thinks It's Crap That One Direction Beat Him on a Richest Stars List


For the second year in a row, ONE DIRECTION beat "Harry Potter" star DANIEL RADCLIFFE to the number one spot on the list of Britain's richest stars under 30.  The guys in One D are worth $125 million, while Daniel "only" has a little over $102 million.



But Daniel is JOKINGLY calling FOUL.  He says, quote, "There's five of them so that doesn't count.  Not that I care but I am definitely first!" 



Here's the Top 10, which includes his "Harry Potter" co-stars at #6 and #8:


1. One Direction . . . $125 million


2. Daniel Radcliffe . . . $102 million


3. Robert Pattinson . . . $83 million


4. Keira Knightley . . . $64 million


5. Adele . . . $58 million


6. Emma Watson . . . $51 million


7. Calvin Harris . . . $46 million


8. Rupert Grint . . . $44 million


9. Leona Lewis . . . $25 million


10. Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys . . . $21 million




Jennifer Garner Says People Ask Her How She Balances Work and Family . . . But They Ask Ben Affleck About His Co-Stars' Boobs


At "Elle" magazine's Women in Hollywood event on Monday night, JENNIFER GARNER made a great point about how the media treats her differently from her husband BEN AFFLECK.



She said one day she and Ben were both doing press events for their respective movies, and when they got home and compared notes, they realized they were treated very differently.



She said, quote, "Every single person who interviewed me . . . asked me, 'How do you balance work and family?'  and [Ben] said the only thing that people asked him repeatedly was about the [boobs] on the 'Blurred Lines' girl."



(That would be Emily Ratajkowski from Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" video.  She was in "Gone Girl" with Ben.)



Jennifer added, quote, "As for work-life balance, he said no one asked him about it that day.  As a matter of fact, no one had ever asked him about it.  And we do share the same family.  Isn't it time to kinda change that conversation?"




Nicki Minaj's Boyfriend Got His Nicki Minaj Tattoos Covered


NICKI MINAJ might not have a boyfriend anymore.  Because her longtime boyfriend Safaree Samuels got his Nicki tattoos COVERED.



Safaree used to have Nicki's face on his right breast, and her name on his left.  Now he has what looks like a motorcycle helmet on the right, and a rose and a heart-shaped lock on the left.



Safaree still has a picture of Nicki on his right forearm, but it looks like it might be faded, as if he's in the process of getting it removed.  



Nicki had Tweeted back in May that she was "Single and ready to mingle", but it was never confirmed that they actually broke up.  She and Safaree were spotted together as recently as last month.



A so-called "source" says they ARE still a couple.  He just got the ink covered up because Nicki wants to keep her dating life private, and she didn't like the attention the tattoos were getting.




Toys 'R' Us is Caving and Taking the "Breaking Bad" Action Figures Off the Shelves


Toys 'R' Us is caving in to that ONE WOMAN who complained, and taking the "Breaking Bad" action figures off the shelves.



A rep for the company says, quote, "Let's just say, the action figures have taken an 'indefinite sabbatical.'"



The woman's online petition against the figures only had a little over 9,000 signatures as of last night.


When I first saw the story, I thought it was a little odd but as it turns out Toys ‘R’ Us has an entire selection of collectable toys for adult collectors. So just to be clear, they are NOT marketing them TO KIDS. 

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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 10/21/2014

Kris Jenner Says the Bruce Jenner Sex Change Rumors are "Silly"


KRIS JENNER would like you to know that her estranged husband BRUCE is NOT becoming a woman.  On the "Today" show yesterday, she said the rumors are "silly" . . . adding, quote, "They've been saying that since the '70s."



Kris also pretended she had no idea who Bruce is dating right now . . . despite rumors that she's FURIOUS at him for hooking up with her best friend.



She said, quote, "I just want him to be happy, I don't care who he goes out with.  And I don't know who he's dating, he doesn't check in with me." 




Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg Have Hot Chocolate Every Night


When they say it's the little things that keep a marriage together, this is what they're talking about:  DONNIE WAHLBERG and JENNY MCCARTHY have a daily appointment with each other.



Donnie says, quote, "Jenny and I have hot chocolate together every night.  I know a cup of hot chocolate doesn't sound glamorous but it's those quiet moments with us as a family that are my favorite.



"We have our own things during the day, but this is our time to cuddle up and catch up on our days." 



We should probably note that Donnie said this at an event hyping the Keurig 2.0, and he made sure to point out that they make their hot chocolate with that machine. 



He's also partnered with Keurig for a contest where someone can actually win a coffee date with him.





Kim Kardashian's Demands to Endorse a Product Include Up to $1 Million in Cold, Hard Cash


If you want KIM KARDASHIAN to endorse your product, it's going to cost you BIG TIME.  Some trashy website got a hold of some emails between Kim and a company that was hoping to hire her.  Here were her demands:



For starters, the endorsement itself costs $750,000 to $1 million.  And if you need Kim to actually make an APPEARANCE to hype your brand, she requires a lot more than that.



• She wants FIVE first class plane tickets, plus one in COACH.


• First class hotel accommodations:  1 suite for the "talent" and standard rooms for the rest of her posse.


• A "GLAM FEE" . . . meaning a day rate for her hair and makeup team.


• Plus first-class ground transportation, an airport greeter service, security and a per diem.



Does anyone else find it odd that Kim has ONE employee that she makes fly coach??? 




Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence's Ex Are Just Friends With Benefits



KRISTEN STEWART and JENNIFER LAWRENCE's ex-boyfriend NICHOLAS HOULT may be hooking up, but don't expect a proposal anytime soon.  Apparently, they're just FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS.



A source says, quote, "Kristen absolutely adores Nick.  Is she in love with him?  No, not at all.  She's in love with her independence right now and the peace that comes with not dating anyone seriously."



That's because Kristen still considers ROBERT PATTINSON the love of her life, and she's still not ready for anything serious.  And, in typical guy fashion, Nick is cool with the no-strings arrangement.




"Sharknado 3" Will Take Place Across the Eastern Seaboard


It still remains unclear whether America will care about yet another "Sharknado" movie . . . but in case YOU do, they've announced where it's going to be set.



The third movie will begin in Washington, D.C., before the action moves down to Orlando.  Or, as the official "Sharknado" Twitter account calls it, the "Feast Coast."  The first movie was in L.A., and the sequel was set in New York City.



There's still no title for "Sharknado 3" . . . and we don't know whether IAN ZIERING and TARA REID will be back.  Last we heard, Ian was holding out for more money.  The third movie will air sometime next year.

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