An Intruder Broke Into LL Cool J's House, and LL Beat the Crap Out of Him
An intruder broke into LL COOL J'S home in L.A. on Tuesday night . . . but unfortunately for him, LL was home at the time, and he was feeling confrontational.
--According to reports, LL heard something at around 1:00 A.M., and went to investigate. He discovered an intruder in his kitchen . . . and proceeded to BEAT THE CRAP OUT OF HIM.
--Police sources tell the "Los Angeles Times" that the intruder "rushed" him, which led to a, quote, "knock-down drag-out fight."
--The cops showed up shortly after that, and arrested the guy. He was hospitalized, and is being treated for several injuries including a broken nose and jaw.
--It definitely doesn't sound like this guy was a professional robber. He's being described as a "transient," and officials believe he may suffer from "mental issues." He's 58 years old.
--LL's rep says, quote, "[He] and his family are safe and thank everyone for their thoughts and concern. As a father, husband and citizen, he is committed to keeping his family safe and is cooperating with authorities on this private matter."
Are Robert Pattinson and Rihanna Texting?
RIHANNA is reportedly interested in ROBERT PATTINSON, and she's been texting him.
--A source says Rihanna thinks Rob is "very cute", but she never pursued him because he was attached. Now there's some room to work.
--Rihanna got Rob's number from a mutual friend, and she's been sending him some, quote, "sexy, funny texts" to cheer him up.
--The source says Rob has been RESISTING . . . but his friends are pushing him to GO FOR IT . . . telling him it's time to enjoy life again.
Avril Lavigne Says Chad Kroeger Is "Extremely Attentive"
AVRIL LAVIGNE and NICKELBACK singer CHAD KROEGER spoke to some magazine in Canada about their surprise engagement.
--Chad said, quote, "I knew I was falling for her. [Working with her] was incredibly powerful and something I'll never forget."
--And Avril added, quote, "He makes me laugh every day. He takes care of me in every way and is extremely attentive."
Will Prince Harry Be Reprimanded by the Army for His Nude Photo Scandal?
PRINCE HARRY might be in a little trouble over his nude photo scandal . . . in the form of a REPRIMAND from his superiors in the British army.
--A military source says, quote, "Officers should never bring the Service into disrepute, whether on or off duty. This display of social misbehavior has raised eyebrows.
--"[But] he won't be dismissed. This type of behavior is not expected of someone his age and rank. They will call him in when he gets back and want to talk to him about it."
--Meanwhile, another source says Harry's brother PRINCE WILLIAM was told about the photos yesterday and, quote, "He's not impressed."
Did Scott Disick Leave His Son Mason in a Hot Car With the Windows Up?
If you watch those Kardashian shows you probably don’t have a high opinion of SCOTT DISICK so maybe this won’t surprise you.
--The "National Enquirer" says he left his 2-year-old son Mason alone for five minutes in his Mercedes SUV with the windows rolled up . . . on a day when the temperature was around 107 degrees.
--Plus the car was parked in the sun, and the engine was off, so the air conditioning couldn't have been on. Scott was looking at magazines on a newsstand while his kid baked.
--KOURTNEY was reportedly LIVID when she found out, and she doesn't want Scott going anywhere with Mason or their newborn daughter unless someone else is with him.
A Ton of Celebrities Are Participating in an Upcoming Cancer Telethon
A ton of big-name celebrities are participating in the third Stand Up to Cancer telethon, which will air September 7th. It's being broadcast on over 20 networks simultaneously, including ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC.
--The stars include: Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Jessica Biel, Samuel L. Jackson,Jeremy Renner, Seth Rogen, Emma Stone, Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Alicia Keys and Tim McGraw.
--Katie Couric, who co-founded Stand Up to Cancer, will also be on hand. Her husband Jay died of colorectal cancer in 1998.