George Clooney Responds to 'Daily Mail' Report About Fiancee's Mom
GEORGE CLOONEY rarely responds to tabloid rumors but going after his future mother-in-law apparently is where he draws a line.
In a statement to USA TODAY he said, "I want to speak to the irresponsibility of Monday's Daily Mail report. I seldom respond to tabloids, unless it involves someone else and their safety or well being. The Daily Mail has printed a completely fabricated story about my fiancée's mother opposing our marriage for religious reasons."
The story cited sources who say AMAL ALAMUDDIN'S mother is upset that she's marrying outside their religion and that Amal could do better.
Jennifer Lawrence Tops a List of "The Top 100 Celebrities of the Year"
The website PopSugar.com put out its annual list of "The Top 100 Celebrities of the Year," which is based on things like: Quote, "Recent career successes, social media followings, awards and nominations, and other milestones, as well as readers' votes and reactions."
Here's the Top 20:
1. Jennifer Lawrence
2. Kate Middleton
4. Justin Timberlake
5. Matthew McConaughey
6. Sandra Bullock
7. Kerry Washington
8. Angelina Jolie
9. Leonardo DiCaprio
10. Kim Kardashian
11. Jared Leto
12. Lupita Nyong'o
13. Gwyneth Paltrow
14. Emma Stone
16. Brad Pitt
17. Shailene Woodley
18. Neil Patrick Harris
19. Taylor Swift
20. Channing Tatum
Elsewhere, Miley Cyrus is #29, Kanye West is #31, and last year's #1 Robert Pattinson is #66.
Pam Anderson Is Divorcing Rick Salomon . . . Again
PAM ANDERSON is divorcing RICK SALOMON . . . AGAIN. He's the guy who was in the PARIS HILTON sex tape from 2001.
Pam and Rick were briefly married back in 2007 . . . but it only lasted two months, and the marriage was annulled. Pam was married to TOMMY LEE and KID ROCK before that.
This time, Pam and Rick lasted longer . . . but not by much. Pam announced that they were married this past January, but didn't say when it went down.
Interestingly enough, just two days before Pam filed for divorce, Rick won $2.8 MILLION in a World Series of Poker event.
So unless they had a prenup, that could make Pam eligible for a piece of that under community property laws.
A Live-Action Version of "Dumbo" is In the Works
Disney is working on a live-action version of "Dumbo" . . . The story of a baby circus elephant with huge ears who learns to fly after being separated from his mother.
Dumbo himself will be computer-animated, and they're adding a, quote, "family story that parallels Dumbo's story." (FYI: The original 1941 animated version is only 64 minutes long.)
NBC's Miley Cyrus Concert Special Bombed in the Ratings
NBC'S two-hour "Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour" concert special was a bust on Sunday night. It only attracted two million viewers.
So either America is suffering from Miley Cyrus fatigue . . . or everyone was too exhausted from celebrating America all weekend to care.
Speaking of Miley, she did a video with her buddy WAYNE COYNE of THE FLAMING LIPS and MOBY. It's some sort of arty, trippy, sci-fi video . . . where Miley has a "magic brain," which Moby is trying to steal from her.
Madonna Actually Showed Up for Jury Duty . . . But Was Dismissed in Two Hours
MADONNA showed up for jury duty at a New York City courthouse yesterday . . . but they only kept her for about two hours before she was dismissed.
A court official said they already had more than enough potential jurors, and Madonna's presence was a potential distraction to the jury selection process. But he added that her appearance proves that, quote, "everyone gets called."
Madonna didn't have to hang around in the waiting room with the rest of the potential jurors. They let her wait in a clerk's office.
Mila Kunis Never Wanted to Get Married . . . Until Ashton Kutcher Came Along
Marriage was NEVER in the cards for MILA KUNIS . . . until things happened with ASHTON KUTCHER. Mila tells the new issue of "W" magazine, quote, "I never wanted to get married. From the age of 12, I prepared my parents for no marriage.
"Then things changed . . . I found the love of my life. Now my theory on weddings is: Don't invite anyone. Do it privately and secretly. My parents are okay with that. They're just excited that I said yes."
She added, quote, "We all get movie star crushes. I'm marrying mine." And also said that she's excited about being a full-time mom.
Does the Mother of George Clooney's Fiancee Think She Could Do Better?
So your daughter becomes the woman who finally locks down GEORGE CLOONEY. You've hit the jackpot, right? Maybe not. Sources say AMAL ALAMUDDIN'S mother is upset that she's marrying outside their religion.
Amal's parents are members of the Druze sect, an offshoot of Islam. And a source says, quote, "She thinks Amal can do better. She has been telling anyone that will listen, 'There are five hundred thousand Druze. Are none of them good enough for her?'"
Still, Amal's mother recently visited Clooney's estate in Lake Como, Italy, where the wedding is supposed to take place in September. And by all accounts, it was a great visit. So even if she WISHES Amal had married in-house, there's probably no real drama here.
JESSICA SIMPSON and her fiancé, former NFL player ERIC JOHNSON, got married Saturday at the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California on Saturday.
They released a statement saying, quote, "We are overwhelmed with complete happiness and love having made our eternal commitment. To say 'I do' in front of family, friends and, most importantly, our children has been the happiest moment of our lives."
Jessica and Eric got engaged in 2010, but ended up having two kids before making it official.
And the kids WERE a part of the ceremony. Their 1-year-old son Ace was the ring bearer, and their 2-year-old daughter Maxwell was the flower girl. She was accompanied down the aisle Jessica's sister ASHLEE'S 5-year-old son Bronx.
Obviously, Ashlee was in attendance, along with her boyfriend Evan Ross, who's the son of DIANA ROSS.
Other celebrities included Donald Faison from "Scrubs", who's married to Jessica's friend CaCee Cobb . . . Jessica Alba and her husband . . . and Topher Grace.
The wedding was preceded by a 4th of July barbecue on Friday.
Is "Call Me Maybe" Singer Carly Rae Jepsen Broke and Desperately Pawning Her Stuff for Cash?
Three years ago, CARLY RAE JEPSEN was named "Billboard" magazine's "rising star."
But since then, Carly has been fading into obscurity . . . and there's talk that she's BROKE now, and is desperately trying to unload her stuff for cash.
A questionably reliable blog claims Carly was in a New York City pawnshop recently, trying to get money for her $25,000 handbag.
Supposedly, the shop wasn't interested . . . and Carly, quote, "begged them to at least give her a couple of thousand." They turned her down . . . but she was able to sell them a piece of jewelry.
Now, there's a pretty good chance this is an exaggeration . . . assuming she was even in the pawnshop in the first place. That being said, it wouldn't be shocking if it were true. Carly hasn't commented.
Two "Glee" Star Were Hacked: Lea Michele is Not Pregnant and Chris Colfer is Not Leaving the Show
Two "Glee" stars had their Twitter accounts hacked a day apart last week.
On Friday, LEA MICHELE Tweeted that she was pregnant . . . except she it wasn't really her.
The day before that, someone hacked CHRIS COLFER'S account and Tweeted, quote, "Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of GLEE. Explanations will come shortly." That one turned out to be bogus, too.
The REAL Lea Tweeted, quote, "Guess Chris Colfer and I should have known better then to make our passwords the names of our cats:)" And Chris said, "I'm just glad I wasn't killed by a fruit truck again."
"Transformers" Topped the Fourth of July Weekend Box Office
It was a pretty slow weekend at the box office this Fourth of July weekend. "Transformers: Age of Extinction" took the top spot for the second week in a row with $36.4 million. It's now made $175 million in the 10 days since it came out.
Of the new releases, the MELISSA MCCARTHY comedy "Tammy" did the best with $21.2 million in 2nd place. ERIC BANA'S horror movie "Deliver Us From Evil" was in third with $9.5 million . . . and "Earth to Echo" made $8.3 million at #6.
Here are this week's Top 5 movies:
1. "Transformers: Age of Extinction", $36.4 million. Up to $175 million in its 2nd week.
2. NEW: "Tammy", $21.2 million. Up to $32.9 million since Wednesday.
3. NEW: "Deliver Us From Evil", $9.5 million. Up to $15 million since Wednesday.
4. "22 Jump Street", $9.4 million. Up to $159 million in its 4th week.
5. "How to Train Your Dragon 2", $8.8 million. Up to $140 million in its 4th week.
Demi Lovato Unfollowed Selena Gomez on Twitter . . . Then She Posted a Meme About "Swimming Away" from Someone's Bull[crap]
It may have just BLOWN UP between DEMI LOVATO and SELENA GOMEZ. Yesterday, Demi UNFOLLOWED Selena on Twitter.
Then she posted a meme consisting of three pictures, where she's swimming. In each one, she's further away, and the caption read, "Swimming away from your bull[crap]. Bye [B-word]."
She's since deleted that post, so we actually don't know if this meme has anything to do with Selena. Demi hasn't made any specific comment about the unfollow either.
Robin Thicke Admits He Has No Idea What He's Doing . . . And Says He Hasn't Seen Paula Patton in Four Months
On "Good Morning America" yesterday, ROBIN THICKE admitted he's just, quote, "flying by the seat of my pants" when it comes to trying to get his wife PAULA PATTON back. He added, quote, "I actually have no idea what I'm doing."
Meanwhile, in a radio interview on Tuesday, Robin admitted he hasn't seen Paula in FOUR MONTHS.
He added that his new album "Paula" is, quote, "exactly what happens when you lose the love of your life and you're trying to figure it out in your head . . . We just weren't happy together anymore and I still had so much I wanted to apologize for, and things I wanted to take responsibility for, so that's pretty much what the album's about."
Jewel and Her Husband Are Divorcing . . . Or Should I say, "Thoughtfully and Tenderly Undoing" Themselves"?
Yesterday, JEWEL and her husband TY MURRAY announced that they're getting divorced. And no, Jewel didn't refer to it as a "conscious uncoupling" as Gwyneth Paltrow did but she did one of those lovely descriptions of divorce that will probably make some roll their eyes.
On her blog, she said, quote, "For some time we have been engaged in private and difficult, but THOUGHTFUL AND TENDER UNDOING OF OURSELVES. Allowing ourselves the time and space to redefine what we are to each other with love rather than with malice."
Jewel and Ty got married in 2008. She's 40, he's 44. They have a 3-year-old son named Kase.
Lindsay Lohan Is Suing the Makers of "Grand Theft Auto" for Using Her Likeness
Back in December, we heard that LINDSAY LOHAN might sue the makers of "Grand Theft Auto 5" for using her likeness. And yesterday, she DID.
The character in question is named Lacey Jonas, and she DOES kind of look like Lindsay. In one part of the game, she also runs out of a building and says she's trying to get away from the paparazzi.
And there's a promotional image of her in a bikini, flashing a peace sign that's similar to a photo Lindsay had previously posted online.
Plus, the Chateau Marmont hotel . . . where Lindsay lived in 2012 . . . is also featured in the game. No word on how much Lindsay could get if a judge agrees with her. But the game did $800 MILLION in sales on its FIRST DAY back in September.
Meanwhile, Lindsay celebrated her 28th birthday in New York yesterday. There are photos of her walking around in ratty jean shorts, with a big cut and a couple bruises on her legs. For some reason, her legs ALWAYS seem to have cuts and bruises on them.
Katherine Heigl Feels Like She Was Betrayed . . . By Her Career?
KATHERINE HEIGL'S star has fallen pretty far since "Grey's Anatomy" and her early movies like "Knocked Up". And some would say it's HER fault, because she's hard to work with.
But in the new issue of "Marie Claire" in the U.K., she explains that she was actually BETRAYED . . . by her CAREER. (???)
Quote, "The thing that was my best friend for a long time [my career] suddenly turned on me, and I didn't expect it. I was taken by surprise and angry at it for betraying me."
Just to recap, Katherine opted NOT to put her name in for an Emmy for "Grey's Anatomy" back in 2008, because she said the material she had to work with wasn't good enough to DESERVE one. She left the show two years later.
Then last year, "The Hollywood Reporter" did a story on how she constantly makes crazy demands, has issues with scripts, and won't leave her trailer. And in December, "Forbes" dubbed her the second most overpaid actor, behind Adam Sandler.
After her career started treating her like total crap, she says she almost QUIT acting. Quote, "I had my moment where it all seemed so complicated, and all I wanted to do was simplify. [But] there's a part of me that's a Hollywood animal as well."
Her new CIA drama, "State of Affairs", debuts on NBC this November.
Did Portia de Rossi Go to Rehab Because of Ellen DeGeneres?
"In Touch Weekly" says PORTIA DE ROSSI went to rehab back in May for an addiction to drugs and alcohol . . . and so-called "sources" are blaming it on ELLEN DEGENERES.
A source claims Portia was self-medicating because she wasn't happy in the relationship . . . quote, "Ellen is domineering and Portia is passive. Ellen always calls the shots, and Portia never complains . . .
"She went from sipping white wine occasionally to drinking at least a bottle or more a day and topping it off with a pill. It got to the point where she was out of it four nights a week."
The source says they got into a huge fight, prompting Portia to check herself into a 30-day program. But Ellen has been really supportive of her recovery, and they've been working on their relationship ever since.
Shia LaBeouf May Not Be in Rehab but He is Seeking Treatment
SHIA LABEOUF isn't in rehab after all, but his rep says he is, quote, "voluntarily receiving treatment for alcohol addiction."
He adds, quote, "Shia understands that these recent actions are a symptom of a larger health problem and he has taken the first of many necessary steps towards recovery."
Justin Bieber Was Partying With Johnny Manziel, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Tyrese Gibson and Tyga . . . Then the Cops Showed Up
JUSTIN BIEBER was partying with some friends early yesterday morning when his neighbors called the cops because the music was too loud.
And this was an all-star party . . . which included newly-drafted Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Tyrese Gibson and rapper Tyga. Oh, and Justin's "friend" Chantal Jeffries.
The cops showed up at around 1:00 A.M., told them to turn the music down and that was that. Well, sort of. Police actually had to come back later because there were female fans outside the house screaming.
Julianne Hough Says There Was Nothing Wrong in Her Relationship With Ryan Seacrest, But There Was Nothing Right
JULIANNE HOUGH spoke with "Redbook" about why her relationship with RYAN SEACREST didn't work.
She said, quote, "There was nothing wrong or bad, but there was nothing right."
"I had one foot out because I didn't want to get hurt. And I didn't say what was on my mind because I didn't want to ruffle any feathers. I needed to be perfect."
"Once Upon a Time" Is Adding Anna and Kristoff from "Frozen" . . . Here Are the Actors Playing Them
If you hadn't heard, Disney is incorporating some of the "Frozen" characters into ABC's live-action fairytale series, "Once Upon a Time".
The actors who voiced them in "Frozen" WON'T be playing them though. Yesterday, ABC revealed that the role of Anna . . . the redheaded sister . . . will be played by newcomer ELIZABETH LAIL.
And her love interest Kristoff will be played by SCOTT MICHAEL FOSTER, who's been on a bunch of shows. But he's mostly known for playing Cappie on the ABC Family show "Greek".
The other character they're bringing in is Anna's sister, Elsa. ABC still hasn't announced who's playing her.
It looks like SHIA LABEOUF has checked himself into rehab. A celebrity gossip site found that out by STALKING him yesterday.
They said, quote, "We followed the actor from his Hollywood Hills home, just an hour ago, to a private facility where other stars have sought treatment, driven by someone believed to be from the rehab facility.
"When the car arrived at the gated drive to the center, a nurse and security guard were there to great Shia."
Earlier in the day, they saw Shia in his driveway, holding the Alcoholics Anonymous "Big Book".
The website adds, quote, "Shia was nervous; he didn't look good all morning. He was looking down and wasn't even talking to his driver. It looked like he didn't want to do it, but he knew he had to."
Robert Downey Jr.'s Son Was Arrested for Cocaine
ROBERT DOWNEY JR.'S 20-year-old son Indio was arrested for DRUGS on Sunday. He got pulled over in West Hollywood around 2:20 P.M., and they found cocaine in his car.
He was booked into L.A. County prison, and then released yesterday on $10,000 bail.
Indio reportedly got treatment back in October for prescription drugs. And he's been in and out of rehab for YEARS, according to sources. So this isn't out of nowhere. Obviously it's a big deal considering how serious his DAD'S issues with drugs were.
Robert was in and out of jail and rehab throughout the '90s and early 2000s because of drugs. And yes, one of the drugs he struggled with WAS cocaine. He finally kicked his habit in 2002, and he's been clean for about 12 years.
Yesterday, Robert released a statement saying that, quote, "Unfortunately there's a genetic component to addiction, and Indio has likely inherited it."
He also said Indio's family is standing by him, and they believe he can, quote, "be another recovery success story instead of a cautionary tale."
Indio's mother is former actress Deborah Falconer, who married Robert in 1992. They split up in 2001, and finalized their divorced in 2004. Robert also has a 2-year-old son named Exton with his current wife, Susan Downey.
Is Justin Bieber Cheating on Selena Gomez Again?
Did JUSTIN BIEBER hook back up with SELENA GOMEZ, just so he could start messing around on her again?
Justin went to a skating party thrown by CHRIS BROWN the other night, and he appeared to be getting close to a woman. At one point it even looked like he was getting her number.
He also posted some pictures of himself with two women. One of them was Chantal Jeffries, the woman who was with him when he got his DUI earlier this year.
Yesterday, Selena posted an emo-looking selfie in which her hair was covering most of her face.
It was captioned, "Class never runs scared. It is sure-footed and confident, and it can handle whatever comes along. Class has a sense of humor. It knows that a good laugh is the best lubricant for oiling the machinery of human relations."
We don't know if it had anything to do with Justin.
Beyonce is the Most Powerful Celebrity . . . Jay Z is Sixth
BEYONCÉ tops this year's Forbes Celebrity 100 list . . . a ranking of the 100 most powerful celebrities.
She's raked in $115 million over the past year, thanks to her music, product endorsements and her own clothing and fragrance lines.
She made an average of $2.4 million per show on her 95-date solo tour, and now she's back out on the road with her husband JAY Z. She also snuck an album onto iTunes without even telling anybody, and sales STILL went through the roof.
Jay only managed to finish SIXTH on the list, making a mere $60 million over the past year.
DR. DRE finished third, even though he earned $620 million this year. A ton of that came from the sale of his Beats empire to Apple for $3 billion.
Ranking on the Celebrity 100 isn't all about money, obviously. They also factor in how much media coverage people are getting and their influence on social media like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
Here's the Top 10 and what they've earned over the past 12 months . . .
1. Beyoncé, $115 million
2. LeBron James, $72 million
3. Dr. Dre, $620 million
4. Oprah Winfrey, $82 million. She was #1 last year.
"Transformers: Age of Extinction" was the only new movie in theaters this weekend, and it had the best opening weekend of the year with a strong haul of $100 million in its first few days of release. That's slightly better than the last "Transformers" movie, which made $97.9 million . . . but not as good as "Revenge of the Fallen", which made $109 million.
Here are this week's Top 5 movies:
1. (NEW) "Transformers: Age of Extinction", $100 million.
2. "22 Jump Street", $15.4 million. Up to $140 million in its 3rd week.
3. "How to Train Your Dragon 2", $13.1 million. Up to $122 million in its 3rd week.
4. "Think Like a Man Too", $10.4 million. Up to $48.2 million in its 2nd week.
5. "Maleficent", $8.2 million. Up to $202 million in its 5th week.
Showbiz Hero of the Day: Amy Adams Gave Up Her First Class Seat to a Soldier
AMY ADAMS is our SHOWBIZ HERO OF THE DAY, for giving up her first class airplane seat to a SOLDIER on a flight from Detroit to L.A. She tried to do it inconspicuously, but other passengers saw what happened.
One of those passengers was Jemele Hill from ESPN's "Numbers Never Lie". She says, quote, "As I was getting seated, I saw the flight attendant guide the soldier to Ms. Adams' seat.
"She was no longer in it, but it was pretty clear that she'd given up her seat for him. I was incredibly impressed. [She] did it so quietly and quickly that it speaks to her character."
Amy took the soldier's seat in coach, and even took pictures of some of the other passengers.
When the press contacted Amy, she said, quote, "I didn't do it for attention for myself. I did it for attention for the Troops."
Amy's father was in the service, and she spent her early years living on military bases.
Hours Before His Arrest Thursday, Shia LaBeouf Was Chasing A Homeless Guy Around for His Hat
Several hours before being arrested for disrupting a Broadway revival of "Cabaret" this past Thursday, SHIA LABEOUF was seen out on the street . . . chasing a homeless guy around for his hat.
Witnesses said it looked like Shia thought the hat was his, and was trying to get it back. He was also acting like he knew the homeless guy, saying stuff like, "It's me, Shia" and acting, quote, "whacked out."
Since Shia didn't get to finish watching "Cabaret", LIZA MINNELLI'S rep sent him a DVD copy of the 1972 movie version. He says, quote, "I figured he may want to find out how it ends."
Khloe Kardashian Got a Jeep and a Bunch of Jewelry for Her 30th Birthday
KHLOE KARDASHIAN turned 30 on Friday, and there was plenty of celebrating.
Khloe's boyfriend FRENCH MONTANA bought her a brand new $49,000 Jeep and $30,000 worth of jewelry. There was actually a party Thursday night, where Khloe got her cake.
Miley Cyrus Got a New Dog, and Says Her Dead Dog Gave Her Its Blessing
MILEY CYRUS has a new dog. She lost her Alaskan Klee Kai, Floyd, to a coyote in April. Then her mom bought her a puppy, but it didn't work out. (An Alaskan Klee Kai is kind of like a Husky, but smaller.)
She got her new dog last week. He's a Collie named Emu Coyne Cyrus and she says she got Floyd's BLESSING.
She posted on Instagram that she had a memorial service for Floyd, and that quote, "I felt my angel Floydy give Emu his blessing. I prayed to Floyd to just give him a touch of his awesomeness, and he has."
Mark Ruffalo Says Ben Affleck Won't Let Jennifer Garner Be Friends with Him
JENNIFER GARNER and MARK RUFFALO played soul mates in the 2004 movie, "13 Going on 30". And apparently Jen's husband BEN AFFLECK wants to make sure that never happens in REAL life.
On Thursday, Mark was a guest on "Watch What Happens Live", promoting his new movie "Begin Again". And someone called in to ask if he and Jen are still friends.
According to Mark, they were GREAT friends . . . until she started dating Ben, who put a stop to it. Quote, "We had a great time together . . . But then Ben came on the scene, and that was the end of that."
Ben and Jennifer started dating right around the time "13 Going on 30" came out. It's also worth noting that Mark WAS already married at that point.
Shia LaBeouf Was Arrested After Disrupting a Broadway Play
SHIA LABEOUF was ARRESTED last night after disrupting a Broadway revival of "Cabaret".
Sources say he was being loud and disruptive during the first act, smoking inside the theater and, quote, "slapping random people on the behind and on the back of the head."
Shia was led out in handcuffs by security, then given over to police when he wouldn't stop being unruly.
Even when he got to the police station, he refused to calm down, telling them, quote, "[Eff] you! I'll [eff] you up!" They decided not to undo the cuffs, so he started SPITTING, and they had to put a mask on him.
He also told police, quote, "I have millions and millions of dollars and attorneys and I'm going to ruin your career." And he called the cop who was fingerprinting him a homophobic slur.
Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy Are Leaving "The View" . . . Were They Fired?
Yesterday, SHERRI SHEPHERD and JENNY MCCARTHY announced that they're leaving "The View". Sherri spent seven years on the show, and Jenny only lasted one.
Sherri said, quote, "After careful consideration, it's time for me to move on. I'm extremely grateful to BARBARA WALTERS for giving me the opportunity . . . and I'm incredibly grateful to my 'View' family and my fans for supporting me."
Later in the day, Jenny Tweeted, quote, "If Sherri goes . . . I go too. #Sisters. My 'view' will be changing too. As [it] will with many hard-working folks. Thanks to everyone at the show for your dedication and an amazing year."
They both made it sound like it was THEIR decision, but several reports say they were FIRED. Supposedly, the show is looking to start all over . . . although as far as we know, WHOOPI GOLDBERG will remain.
'N Sync Will Be Together at Lance Bass's Wedding . . . But They Won't Perform
When LANCE BASS and his fiancé get married, 'N SYNC will be fully represented. But don't expect them to perform. Lance says, "Yes, there will be a reunion. But I doubt we'll be performing 'Bye Bye Bye'. I think it's a little cheesy if I sing at all at my wedding."
But he adds, quote, "There will be a stage, there will be a band, so I'm sure if you see that on stage, people are going to be popping up and doing whatever they want to do, that will be an open mic for anyone else."
NBC is Doing a Miley Cyrus Concert Special
NBC will air a two-hour MILEY CYRUS concert special called "Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour" on Sunday, July 6th. It'll include performances from the tour, and behind-the-scenes footage.
The big question is, WHAT THE HECK WILL NBC BE ABLE TO SHOW?
Miley spends so much time onstage playing with her crotch, showing almost her entire backside, simulating relations on blow-up dolls, making lewd gestures with large phallic symbols and glorifying marijuana.
So good luck finding two hours' worth of FCC-friendly footage from that, NBC.
Robert De Niro Crashed Somebody's Apartment to Watch the U.S. / Germany Game
ROBERT DE NIRO really wanted to watch the U.S. / Germany World Cup game yesterday. Unfortunately, he was filming his upcoming movie "The Intern" in Brooklyn's Cobble Hill neighborhood.
The production actually sent an email to a nearby apartment building, asking if they could put a satellite dish on their roof and run a cable from it down to the street, so he wouldn't miss the game.
But before that could happen, De Niro found an easier way to watch. One of the residents in the building says, quote, "Apparently he found a house of people watching it and joined them."
Mark Wahlberg's "Transformers" Movie and Keira Knightley's "Begin Again" Are In Theaters
1. "Transformers: Age of Extinction" (PG-13)
Mark Wahlberg discovers that the truck he's planning to strip for parts is actually an injured Optimus Prime. He and his family are then attacked by a strike team sent by Kelsey Grammer, a CIA agent who wants to destroy all the surviving Transformers.
Stanley Tucci is also in it as a scientist trying to reverse engineer the autobots so he can build his own Transformers. And a blonde minx named Nicola Petz is the eye candy in this one. She plays Marky Mark's daughter.
This movie also busts out the DINOBOTS . . . has John Goodman as the voice of a Transformer named Hound . . . and brings back the old voice of the cartoon Megatron (Frank Welker) to do the voice of a new villain named Galvatron.
2. "Begin Again" (R)
Keira Knightley plays a songwriter who came to New York to help her boyfriend with his first record deal . . . and then gets dumped after he becomes a rock star. She also does her own singing in the movie and has five songs on the soundtrack that's out Tuesday.
Mark Ruffalo is a record exec who convinces her to record her own music, "True Grit's" Hailee Steinfeld plays his daughter, and Adam Levine from Maroon 5 makes his acting debut as Keira's boyfriend. Mos Def and Cee Lo Green are also in it.
Did Khloe Kardashian's Boyfriend Try to Hook Up with a Radio Intern?
A radio intern claims KHLOE KARDASHIAN'S boyfriend FRENCH MONTANA tried to hook up with her after a concert last week in Boston.
The girl was trying to get an interview with French, and he brought her onto his tour bus . . . alone. Then he GOT ON TOP OF HER, and even told her, quote, "I have a lot to lose . . . You know that I have a girlfriend!"
But ultimately she pushed him off and ran out of the bus.
So far Khloe has made no comment.
North Korea Will Retaliate if the New Seth Rogen / James Franco Movie is Released
North Korea is apparently threatening to ATTACK us if SETH ROGAN's new movie "The Interview" is released as planned.
Seth plays a TV producer, and JAMES FRANCO is an on-air host. When they get a chance to interview North Korean dictator KIM JONG-UN, the U.S. government asks them to ASSASSINATE him.
Yesterday a spokesman for the North Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs took a pretty hard stance against the movie. He said, quote, "Making and releasing a movie on a plot to hurt our top-level leadership is the most blatant act of terrorism and war and will absolutely not be tolerated.
"If the US administration allows and defends the showing of the film, a merciless counter-measure will be taken."
There's no word exactly what that "merciless counter-measure" would be.
Seth doesn't sound too worried. He Tweeted, quote, "People don't usually wanna kill me for one of my movies until after they've paid 12 bucks for it. Hiyooooo!!!"
Adam Levine Knows That People Think He's a "[D-Bag]," But He Doesn't Think He Is
Some people think ADAM LEVINE sort of comes off as a D-BAG . . . and he's aware of that, but he doesn't believe that's an accurate assessment.
In an interview with "GQ", Adam says, quote, "Would it be really easy to assume that I was a [D-bag]? Definitely. 100%. But that doesn't mean that I am. Or maybe I am, I don't know.
"I'm going to get really intricately self-reflective right now, and ask myself the hard questions . . . to find out, once and for all, definitively, whether or not I'm a [D-bag]."
He adds, quote, "You know what the gist of this article is? Your opening line can be: 'You don't have to like me, but I'd prefer it if you did.'
"That's kind of how I feel. I'm not the easiest person to love right off the bat, you know. If I knew everyone in the world, they would love me. Every single last [effing] one of them."
The Fiancee of One Direction Star Zayn Malik Passes Gas in Front of Him
ONE DIRECTION star ZAYN MALIK is engaged to PERRIE EDWARDS, the blonde from a British girl group called LITTLE MIX. And we know it's love, because she doesn't mind passing gas in his presence.
Perrie's bandmate JESY NELSON says, quote, "Perrie will happily fart in front of Zayn but I'd never do that in front of [my boyfriend]. I'd go outside and fart instead."
Perrie adds, quote, "I do it because I'm engaged."
Michael Jackson Once Declined to Party With Bon Jovi . . . But Sent Bubbles the Chimp in His Place
Here is a bizarre story from the 80s that we're just hearing about. MICHAEL JACKSON once declined an invitation to party with BON JOVI . . . but he sent a representative in his place. This was back in 1987, when they were performing at different arenas in Japan, and staying at the same hotel.
Michael had taken over a whole wing of the hotel, and basically spent all his time practicing his dancing. But his people did invite Bon Jovi to meet with him.
They basically just made small talk, then JON BON JOVI invited Michael to come down to their part of the hotel and hang out.
Michael never showed, but he sent BUBBLES THE CHIMP in his place. Jon says, quote, "We proceeded to get very drunk, have a bunch of water fights, knock on doors, typical classic rock star things to do in the eighties.
"We were having a blast two floors below with Bubbles, and he was up there practicing his dancing . . . because he was just so ultra-über-focused on being Michael Jackson. The blessing was the curse."
Go To the Movies With Me! ONLY 7 days left to reserve your seat!
Okay my lovely Hollywood Dirt readers...Some Smiley listeners started this campaign and I'm trying to spread the word. I REALLY want to see this movie "Coherence" in theaters and I want YOU to see it with me. The director is giving us a shot to bring it to Indiana for ONE NIGHT ONLY, Monday July 14th. The movie is getting tons of great reviews, has won a bunch of film fest awards and stars NICHOLAS BRENDON (from Buffy & Criminal Minds). You should be talking about this before your friends are. Be cool. Go with me.
After you see the trailer, you'll definitely want to reserve your seat! We only need like 40 people to go and there's a chance if we get it booked early that we'll get a cast member in for the screening with us!
Justin Bieber Was Involved in a Car Accident Yesterday
JUSTIN BIEBER was involved in a car accident in Beverly Hills yesterday, but he is going to be okay.
Justin was a passenger in an Escalade that was being chased by the paparazzi. The car was going pretty fast trying to lose them, and was hit by a BMW that pulled out of a parking structure.
Justin immediately jumped out of the Escalade with his head covered, got into another car and sped off.
Is Jenny McCarthy Being Bounced from "The View"?
After just one season, JENNY MCCARTHY might be getting bounced from "The View". Fox News says her contract won't be renewed because, quote, "she just didn't appeal to the daytime audience market. They couldn't relate to her."
Ratings have also dipped slightly since Jenny joined the show. (Rumors are already kicking around that Bethenny Frankel is in talks to come onboard. Maybe they're eyeing her up as Jenny's replacement.)
Eliza Dushku and Rick Fox Broke Up
ELIZA DUSHKU and former L.A. Laker RICK FOX have ended their relationship.
Apparently, a key factor in the breakup was distance. Eliza says, quote, "Rick's an L.A. guy and I'm a Boston girl."
Eliza is actually back in Boston and plans on starting work on a college degree in the fall. She says, quote, "I'd rather be a little physically cold here than emotionally cold in L.A. I missed my town and my family."
Queen Elizabeth Visited the Set of "Game of Thrones" . . . But She Didn't Sit on the Iron Throne
QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND and her husband toured the set of"Game of Thrones" yesterday, as part of their visit to Northern Ireland.
Unfortunately, the shot everybody was waiting for never happened . . . because the Queen did NOT sit on the Iron Throne.
She gave it a good look, though, and the monarchy posted a picture of it on Instagram. Yes, the British monarchy has its own Instagram.
The World Cup Won the Ratings Week
"World Cup Soccer" was the most-watched show of the week. Sunday's game where Portugal scored in the final moments of the game to block a U.S. win was watched by just under 14 million people on ESPN.
And the game where the U.S. beat Ghana drew another 9.7 million viewers. Our next match-up is tomorrow, where we'll go up against Germany. They're our biggest competition in our World Cup Group and we're both undefeated going into tomorrow's match.