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.