Original Mouseketeer Annette Funicello Has Died
Original "Mickey Mouse Club" Mousketeer ANNETTE FUNICELLO died yesterday after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. She was 70 yearsold.
She had been in a coma, and her family made the decision to takeher off life support yesterday.
Annette was also known for the "Beach Party" movies she did with FRANKIEAVALON in the 1960s, and her Skippy peanut butter ads in the'70s.
Britney Spears Said AnnetteFunicello's Death is "Great" . . . But She Didn't Mean It
When thepaparazzi asked BRITNEY SPEARS how she felt about ANNETTEFUNICELLO'S deathshe said, quote, "I think that's great." But she didn't reallyhear the question. She was just blowing them off.
She laterTweeted, quote, "Misheard a question I was asked earlier by press while Iwas out and about. I am DEVASTATED to hear about the passing of AnnetteFunicello."
Blake Shelton is Officiating at KellyClarkson's Wedding . . . and Ronnie Dunn Is Singing on Kelly's Christmas Album
Last year BLAKE SHELTON told his manager Brandon Blackstock to get hishead out of his backside and propose to KELLY CLARKSON.
And then he sweetenedthe deal by promising to sing at their wedding. Brandon accepted the dealand proposed to Kelly soon after.
Well, Kelly told "ET" that not only is Blake singing at the ceremony .. . but he's also going to officiate the wedding. Unfortunately, theystill haven't set a date.
Is Ray J Claiming His Song"I Hit It First" Isn't Even About Kim Kardashian?
We all know that RAY J's new song "IHit It First" isabout KIM KARDASHIAN. The lyrics makethat crystal clear. But in a new interview, he sounds like he's trying toconvince us that it's NOT about her.
He said, "It's a song, it's not about that, it's about aconcept. People going way too deep. They just gotta keep it on thesurface. I'm not trying to create no war, it's all love; we'redoing music."
He also Tweeted, quote, "Lol have some fun! It's notthat serious!!"
Richie Sambora May Be DrinkingAgain After All
Last week, BON JOVI guitarist RICHIESAMBORA left theband's tour to deal with mysterious "personal issues."
Naturally, there was speculation that he'd fallen off the wagon,but Richie said he was "well," and just had to deal with "apersonal matter."
Well, the "New York Post" claims he IS drinking like crazyagain.
A so-called "insider" says, quote, "JON [BON JOVI] has been trying to get rid ofhim. He drinks constantly and has a stream of Hollywood bimbos around allthe time . . . he really is a hard partier, and so are the women he hangs outwith."
There was also talk that Jon and Richie had a falling out, andthat may have played a role, too . . . assuming Richie didn't consider hisdrinking and his bimbos a problem.
The "Post" says Jon's wife Dorothea"urged" Jon to give Richie the boot in order to keep the show free ofdrugs and alcohol.
It's On: Between Louis Tomlinson from One Direction and Tom Parker from The Wanted
Teenage girls: Drama alert! LOUIS TOMLINSON from ONE DIRECTION and TOM PARKER from THE WANTED have been sending sassy messages back and forth on Twitter.
One Direction and The Wanted have had words in the past . . . but this time, it all started when Louis re-Tweeted a link to an interview where Tom admitted that he was, quote, "shattered" after being rejected by the British "X Factor".
Of course, One Direction did really well on the show, finishing third in 2010.
Tom accused Louis of talking smack about them because Louis was upset that he "didn't get into" The Wanted. Louis responded, quote, "Pal, we both know I wouldn't waste my time auditioning for your band. You humor me with your bad boy persona."
It went on and on . . . and other group members entered the fight, including JAY MCGUINESS, who called One Direction, quote, "One of the most overrated, arrogant and insincere" groups . . . with a, quote, "shocking lack of talent."