Manti Te'o Hoaxer Ronaiah Tuiasosopo Is Gay . . . And / Or "Confused"
DR. PHIL'S two-part interview with MANTI TE'O hoaxer RONAIAH TUIASOSOPO begins airing TODAY . . . but a preview aired on the "Today" show yesterday.
--In it, Dr. Phil confirms Ronaiah's motive: He fell in love with Manti.
--The Good Doctor says, quote, "Here we have a young man that fell deeply, romantically in love. I asked him straight up, 'Was this a romantic relationship with you?' And he says, 'Yes.'
--"I said, 'Are you then therefore gay?' And he said, 'When you put it that way, yes.' And then he caught himself and said, 'I am confused.'"
--It's unclear what he means by that. Is Ronaiah gun-shy about embracing his sexuality . . . is he unsure what his sexuality is . . . or is he gay AND confused?
--Dr. Phil also reveals that Ronaiah told him Manti was, quote, "absolutely, unequivocally" NOT involved in carrying out the hoax.
Katy Perry Was Seen with the Drummer from Muse . . . and John Mayer Was Spotted With the Hot Chick from "Girls"
Are KATY PERRY and JOHN MAYER exploring their options? Because they were both allegedly spotted with other people recently.
--On Sunday night, Katy caught the MUSE gig in L.A., then headed for the after-party . . . and drummer DOMINIC HOWARD.
--A witness says, quote, "They were all over each other. I was shocked to see her acting so affectionate with another rock star because I thought she was dating John Mayer."
--Another source adds, quote, "Katy had her arms around Dominic, and they were facing each other, bodies touching. He had his eyes on her all night. Katy loved all the attention."
--Meanwhile, John was spotted at the Village Hotel with ALLISON WILLIAMS, a.k.a. the hot chick on "Girls". They attended a party at the hotel, then went to dinner, before returning to the hotel.
--They weren't seen again until the next morning, when they left . . . separately.
--But this one could very likely be innocent. John is good friends with Allison's BOYFRIEND . . . CollegeHumor.com founder Ricky Van Veen.
Did Bradley Cooper Lose a Girlfriend Because He Was Obsessed with Her Feet?
Ladies . . . If you had the chance to have relations with BRADLEY COOPER, would you give it up if you discovered he had a MINOR fetish?
--According to "In Touch Weekly", Bradley was hooking up with a model named Laura Simpson, but she dumped him because he was obsessed with her feet. In fact, he kept touching them and asking her to text him pictures of them. A source says, quote, "It was weird, so she broke it off."
LINDSAY LOHAN'S judge had some fun with her in court yesterday morning, telling her, quote, "I'm glad to see you're feeling better."
--That was a reference to the fact that Lindsay tried to skip the hearing, claiming she was sick in New York. But she got BUSTED when TMZ posted pictures of her out shopping this past Saturday.
--Lindsay allegedly LIED to police about her hit-and-run accident over the summer. She's not only facing charges for that, but she's also still on probation for her necklace theft. She was given a March 18th trial date.
Rihanna Says Taking Back Chris Brown is Her Mistake to Make
Whether RIHANNA and CHRIS BROWN are dating again or just hanging out, Rihanna makes it pretty clear in the new issue of"Rolling Stone" that the rest of us should BUTT OUT.
--She says, quote, "I decided it was more important for me to be happy. I wasn't going to let anybody's opinion get in the way of that. Even if it's a mistake, it's my mistake."
--She adds, quote, "After being tormented for so many years, being angry and dark, I'd rather just live my truth and take the backlash. I can handle it."
--She says the relationship is a lot more stable now . . . quote, "We don't have those types of arguments anymore. We talk about [stuff]. We value each other. We know exactly what we have now, and we don't want to lose that."
--Still, she's giving Chris little room for error . . . quote, "He doesn't have the luxury of [effing] up again. That's just not an option.
--"I can't say that nothing else will ever go wrong. But I'm pretty solid in the knowing that he's disgusted by that. And I wouldn't have gone this far if I ever thought that was a possibility."
Actress Ashley Judd and champion race car driver Dario Franchitti are ending their marriage after more than 11 years.
--A representative for the actress confirmed the news Tuesday.
--The actress attended Franchitti's races for years. She cheered from the sidelines, wearing floppy hats and cheery sun dresses.
--Shortly after the news broke, Judd tweeted that the pair will remain "family forever" despite the divorce.
--"Family forever," Franchitti tweeted her back. His tweet was later deleted, but still appeared in a log on his website.
--The pair got married in his native Scotland in 2001.
Is Beyonce Being a Diva As She Prepares for the Super Bowl?
The not-always-reliable British tabloids say BEYONCÉ is being a total DIVA as she prepares for her Super Bowl halftime performance.
--Among her huge list of demands is this one: That her daughter Blue Ivy's cedar bed be shipped from New York to the Louisiana Superdome, where it will be placed in a nursery decorated with rose-scented candles.
--That nursery must also be kept at a constant 78 degrees.
--A source says, quote, "She's by far one of the most difficult celebrities we've ever dealt with. The list is as long as my arm. She may be a superstar, but this day is about football not her."
--However, an NFL rep calls this, quote, "pure pulp fiction," adding, "Beyoncé and her team have been great to work with throughout this process."
Is Alec Baldwin Having a Baby With His 29-Year-Old Wife?
"In Touch Weekly" says that 54-year-old ALEC BALDWIN is having a baby with his 28-year-old yoga instructor-wife HILARIA THOMAS.
--A source says, quote, "They are both so excited and Alec is so in love with her. She says she is so in love with Alec and he tells all her friends that she is the best thing that has ever happened to him."
--Alec's rep wouldn't confirm the news . . . quote, "When or if Alec and Hilaria have news they want to share, they will share it. Until then, no comment."
--Alec already has a 17-year-old daughter named Ireland, with his ex-wife KIM BASINGER. This is the daughter he once called a rude, thoughtless little pig in a voicemail to her.
Barbara Walters is Out of the Hospital
Is BARBARA WALTERS the KEITH RICHARDS of daytime talk? Is there ANYTHING that can kill her? In less than two weeks, she fell and hit her head AND came down with chicken pox. And she's 83 years old.
--But ABC announced yesterday that she's out of the hospital, recovering at home and, quote, "getting stronger." There's no word when she'll return to work.
It's Official . . . Lance Armstrong Has Admitted to Using Performance-Enhancing Drugs
During Part 1 of their interview last night, LANCE ARMSTRONG admitted to OPRAH WINFREY right up front that he used performance-enhancing drugs during all seven of his Tour de France wins.
--He was relatively straightforward in admitting he had no excuse . . . but at the same time, he did play the "everybody else was doing it" card a few times.
--In this little lightning round of yes or no questions, we learned that Lance did indeed use performance-enhancing drugs to win ALL SEVEN of his Tour de France titles.
--Those drugs included EPO . . . testosterone, cortisone and human growth hormone. He also used "blood doping" and blood transfusions.
--And he admitted that he did not believe it would have been possible to win all those titles without doping.
--One thing Lance readily admitted to was that he ruined a lot of people who tried to call him out on his doping over the years. And he said he's trying to make amends.
-One of the people he has already spoken to personally is BETSY ANDREU, the wife of Armstrong's former teammate FRANKIE ANDREU. And while she hasn't quite forgiven him yet, he did set one thing straight with her.
--Apparently, she believed that he had called her, quote, "a fat, crazy [B-word]." But he says during their recent conversation, he told her, quote, "Listen, I called you crazy. I called you a [B-word], I called you all these things, but I never called you fat." (What?!???)
--Lance also said he'd help clean up cycling if asked . . . and yes, he knows how hypocritical that sounds.
Ozzy Osbourne Was Injured in a House Fire After His Wife Fell Asleep With a Candle Burning
OZZY OSBOURNE suffered minor injuries in a house fire yesterday morning, that was started by a candle that was left burning too long.
On "The Talk" yesterday, SHARON said, quote, "Ozzy's front of his hair from (his ear down is), gone! His eyebrows (are gone) . . . he's got like, skinned cheeks."
--The fire broke out around 5am at their Beverly Hills home. It started because Sharon fell asleep with a CANDLE still burning.
--Luckily, firefighters showed up before things got out of hand. But Ozzy did suffer some minor injuries. Sharon described those injuries yesterday on "The Talk".
--She said, quote, "My husband had an operation on his hand yesterday so he's in a complete cast . . . He comes down and goes, ‘Oh, the fire, the fire!’ (and tries to put it out) with his hand in the cast.
--"Then he opens the French doors and I go into the kitchen and throw water on it and it erupted.
--"Ozzy's front of his hair from (his ear down is), gone! His eyebrows (are gone) . . . he's got like, skinned cheeks. We are, like, two idiots, it was like The Three Stooges.
--"Everything you are not meant to do . . . go to bed with candles alight, open the doors and put water on . . . we did it all."
--She added, quote, "I apologize to my husband because he put himself out. He made his hand worse, it started to bleed, the whole nine yards, and I’m sorry and I love you and I will never light a candle again."
Michael J. Fox Doesn't Want His Son to Date Taylor Swift
At the "Golden Globes", TINA FEY and AMY POEHLER made a joke about TAYLOR SWIFT going after MICHAEL J. FOX'S 23-year-old son Sam. Would Michael be okay with that? Apparently not.
--He was asked about it at an event in New York City the other day and he said, quote, "No, no . . . just back off."
--Although he added that he hardly even knows who she is . . . quote, "I don't keep up with it at all. Taylor Swift writes songs about everybody she goes out with, right? What a way to build a career."
"Ted 2" is Happening
Since "Ted" is the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time internationally, a sequel is pretty much a no-brainer.
--On ANDERSON COOPER'S show today, MARK WAHLBERG says, quote, "Seth[MacFarlane] is writing now and I've never done a sequel before, but I have just so much confidence in Seth. He's such a talented and funny guy."
--He added that he and Ted, the computer-animated bear, will appear at the Oscars.
DJ Skrillex Caught His Hair on Fire While Blowing Out His Birthday Candles
SKRILLEX . . . the Dubstep DJ that Smiley loves . . . celebrated his 25th birthday on Tuesday with a private get together.
--The highlight of the night was when he blew out the candles on his cake . . . and briefly set that long, greasy hair of his ON FIRE. At least he was able to laugh about it.
"American Idol's" Season Premiere Ratings Were Down 19% from Last Year
The 12th season premiere of "American Idol" averaged 17.9 million viewers on Wednesday night. That's down 19% from last year's premiere, which attracted 21.9 million viewers. It's also an ALL-TIME LOW for a season premiere . . . assuming you're not counting Season One, when no one knew what "Idol" was.
Is Lindsay Lohan Working as an "Escort" to Pay Her Bills?
The rarely-reliable "Star" tabloid says that LINDSAY LOHAN is working as a high-priced ESCORT in order to pay her bills.
--Now, nobody's saying she's giving up the goods. As far as anyone knows, she's just being paid to be arm candy for rich guys.
--Lindsay's "clients" have included one of the princes of Brunei . . . who supposedly paid her $100,000 to spend New Year's with him in London . . .
--And a Spanish-American painter named Domingo Zapata . . . who has let Lindsay crash at his apartments in New York and L.A. in exchange for . . . well, whatever.
--A sources says, quote, "The dates last for days, and the guys pay for everything . . . hotel, travel costs, food, whatever . . . as well as jewelry and other gifts."
Brent Musburger is Not Sorry for Ogling Katherine Webb During the BCS Title Game
BRENT MUSBURGER makes no apologies for commenting on Miss Alabama KATHERINE WEBB'S attractiveness during the BCS Title game.
--Asked if he thought his comments were inappropriate, Brent said NO.
--As for ESPN's apology, he said, quote, "Individuals say what individuals say. And corporations do what corporations do. Obviously, they felt it was the right thing for them to do."
Nicole Kidman Didn't Think Peeing on Zac Efron in "The Paperboy" Was a Big Deal
In the movie "The Paperboy", NICOLE KIDMAN pees on ZAC EFRON after he gets stung by jellyfish. You'd think that would be a tough scene to film, but for Nicole, it was just another day at the office.
--She says, quote, "I just don't find urination shocking. I think I peed in the beginning of 'Eyes Wide Shut', too. But then, I don't find a lot of things shocking! Violence is a lot more shocking than sex . . . sex is primal."
--She adds, quote, "I felt shy singing in 'Moulin Rouge!', but peeing . . . no, not shy."
--In unrelated news, Nicole was also asked whether Scientology played a part in her divorce from TOM CRUISE.
--She said, quote, "I've chosen not to speak publicly about Scientology. I have two children who are Scientologists and I utterly respect their beliefs."
Will Ferrell's Production Company Is Developing a "Morning Show" That Will Air at Midnight . . . and It's *Not* a Joke?
"TV Guide" says the USA Network is developing a new LATE NIGHT talk show . . . with WILL FERRELL'S production company . . . that will actually be modeled after MORNING talk shows.
--You know, like "Live with Kelly and Michael", and the fourth hour of "Today", which is hosted by KATHIE LEE GIFFORD and HODA KOTB. Basically, it's aiming to be "the first 'morning show' of the day" . . . literally . . . at 12:01 A.M.
--An "insider" says, quote, "They're dead serious. It'll have coffee cups, the whole thing. They want it to be a comedy-type program, but not a parody." There's no word on any hosts yet. Producers hope to hire a male-female hosting team soon.
Thursday TV Reminders
--"American Idol" [Auditions] . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Fox.
--"Oprah's Next Chapter" . . . 9:00 to 10:30 P.M. on OWN. Lance Armstrong admits to using performance enhancing drugs. The second part airs tomorrow.
The Livestrong Foundation Speaks
The Livestrong Foundation finally broke its silence yesterday regarding what everyone expects to be LANCE ARMSTRONG'S big confession in the interview with OPRAHthat airs tonight and tomorrow night.
--The cancer charity says, quote, "We expect Lance to be completely truthful and forthcoming in his interview and with all of us in the cancer community. We expect we will have more to say at that time.
--"Regardless, we are charting a strong, independent course forward that is focused on helping people overcome financial, emotional and physical challenges related to cancer.
--"Inspired by the people with cancer whom we serve, we feel confident and optimistic about the Foundation's future and welcome an end to speculation."
Jennifer Lopez Wants an Oscar
It sounds like JENNIFER LOPEZ is finally giving up on winning a Grammy . . . and moving on to an OSCAR.
--She says, quote, "I think everybody that has ever taken acting seriously would love to be recognized in that way. Of course! Why not?"
--It sounds like she's been planning her acceptance speech for YEARS. She says, quote, "It changes every so often over the years . . . Different people, different things."
Will Kim and Kourtney Kardashian Breastfeed Each Other's Kids?
KOURTNEY and KIMKARDASHIAN were on the "Today" show yesterday, and they talked about how cool it is that Kim is pregnant, because they can breastfeed each other's kids.
--Kim said, quote, "You know what [Kourtney] said to me on the way over here? She said that in the old days . . . and maybe we should try this . . . one sister should babysit all the kids so I can go out, or vice versa, and then whichever sister's babysitting should just breastfeed all the kids that are there."
--Kourtney insisted that she didn't suggest they ACTUALLY try it . . . but at the same time, she said the idea wasn't weird to her.
Tony Danza Threw Up on a Plane . . . and Kate Upton Thinks He Was Hung Over
The "New York Post" reports that TONY DANZA filled his throw-up bag in first class on a flight from New York to L.A. And he told the other passengers he was fighting the flu.
--But KATE UPTON happened to be sitting nearby, and she told a different story. Kate was flying with a manager from her modeling agency named Lisa Benson.
--And after the incident she Tweeted, quote, "I just found out [Lisa] has a phobia of throw up. I don't want to laugh but it is kind of funny the guy next to her is hungover."
(--Apparently, Kate didn't know who Tony was. But that's understandable. As the website Gawker.com points out, she was born two months after "Who's the Boss?" went off the air.)
Megan Fox Began Speaking in Tongues When She Was 8, and She Believes in the Loch Ness Monster
MEGAN FOX gave quite a revealing interview to “Esquire” recently. Of course, there were revealing pictures but what she had to say is of a bit more interest.
--For instance, she says she SPEAKS IN TONGUES. It all started at a Pentecostal church in Tennessee when she was 8.
--She says, quote, "The energy is so intense in the room that you feel like anything can happen . . . have you ever watched footage of a Santeria gathering or someone doing voodoo? You know how palpable the energy is? Whatever's going on there, it's for real."
--Megan still goes to church, and still has the urge to let the spirit speak through her.
--For those of you who've never spoken in tongues, here's what it's like . . . quote, "It feels like a lot of energy coming through the top of your head . . . I'm going to sound like such a lunatic . . .
--"And then your whole body is filled with this electric current. And you just start speaking, but you're not thinking because you have no idea what you're saying.
--"Words are coming out of your mouth, and you can't control it. The idea is that it's a language that only God understands. It's the language that's spoken in heaven. It's called 'getting the Holy Ghost.'"
--Megan also cops to believing in stuff like aliens, leprechauns and the Loch Ness monster. She says, quote, "[I am] childlike in my spirit, and I want to believe in fairy tales. I believe in all of this stuff."
--She adds, quote, "Would you not be so much more interested in finding out that Bigfoot existed than in watching a really good movie? . . . These are my celebrities."
Ryan Gosling's Perfect Day Would Involve . . . Knitting?
Here's something you're not going to hear too many guys admit: RYAN GOSLING loves to KNIT.
--He says, quote, "I did this scene in 'Lars and the Real Girl' where I was in a room full of old ladies who were knitting, and it was an all-day scene, so they showed me how. It was one of the most relaxing days of my life.
--"If I had to design my perfect day, that would be it. And you get something out of it at the end. You get a nice present. For someone who wants an oddly shaped, off-putting scarf."
Wednesday TV Reminders
--"American Idol" [12th Season Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Fox. Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban will be joining Randy Jackson at the judges table with Ryan Seacrest returning as your host.
--"Amish Mafia" [1st Season Finale] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Discovery Channel.
--"Ghost Hunters" [9th Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Syfy.
Here We Go Again: Has Robert Pattinson Dumped Kristen Stewart?
Britain's "Sun" tabloid clams ROBERT PATTINSON and KRISTEN STEWART are OVER. Supposedly, he broke it off this past weekend.
--A so-called "source" breaks it down like this: Quote, "Kristen was supposed to be Rob's date for the Golden Globes, but he told her he wants to cool it off.
--"He loves her . . . but would rather go back to being good friends so they can rebuild their trust and focus on work after 'Twilight'
--"Kristen's upset but understands. She shouldn't have pushed him to reconcile after her infidelity. She's hoping he'll come around and time will be a great healer."
"GQ" Magazine Picks the 100 Hottest Women of the 21st Century . . . and Beyoncé is #1
With 87 years to go, it's kind of early to call this, but "GQ" magazine has chosen the 100 Hottest Women of the 21st Century. And they gave BEYONCÉ the ultimate title of "Miss Millennium".
--It's not just a straight, ranked list. It's pretty much all over the place, and in some cases it doesn't seem entirely serious. But here are some of the other entries . . .
--The JESSICAS . . . Simpson, Biel, Alba and Paré
--Katie Holmes . . . apparently on the strength of her nude scene from the 2000 movie "The Gift".
--Blue Chicks . . . a.k.a. Rebecca Romijn and Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique in the "X-Men" movies, Zoe Saldana in "Avatar", and Smurfette
--The Breasts of "True Blood"
Prince Harry and George Clooney Are Among the World's Most Eligible Bachelors
PRINCE HARRY and GEORGE CLOONEY are among the World's Most Eligible Bachelors, according to "Town & Country"magazine.
--The magazine's list of the 40 most eligible single guys includes a lot of people you've never heard of . . . mostly the offspring of royalty and rich people. Here are the most notable names . . .
--NBA stud Jeremy Lin
--Patrick Schwarzenegger . . . son of Arnold
--The Winklevoss Twins. . .(--They're the ones who supposedly got squeezed out of Facebook. But they ended up with MILLIONS from it anyway.)
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its nominations for 2013 Academy Awards this morning.
--The Oscar telecast, to be hosted by Seth MacFarlane, will air on Feb. 24 on ABC at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.
--Here are the nominees for Best Picture. You can see the entire list of nominees at www.oscars.go.
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
"The Hunger Games" Was the Big Winner at the "People's Choice Awards"
"The Hunger Games" dominated the "People's Choice Awards" last night. It won FIVE trophies, including Favorite Movie of the Year.
--KATY PERRY was next, winning four awards . . . if you count her win for "Favorite Music Fan Following," whatever that is. And SANDRA BULLOCK was given the first ever "Favorite Humanitarian" award for her work in New Orleans.
Favorite Male Artist: Jason Mraz
Favorite Female Artist: Katy Perry
Favorite Song: "What Makes You Beautiful", One Direction
Favorite Band: Maroon 5
Favorite Movie of the Year: "The Hunger Games"
Favorite Movie Actor: Robert Downey, Jr.
Favorite Movie Actress: Jennifer Lawrence
Favorite Network TV Comedy: "The Big Bang Theory"
Favorite TV Comedy Actor: Chris Colfer . . . from "Glee"
Favorite TV Comedy Actress: Lea Michele . . . from "Glee"
Favorite Network TV Drama: "Grey's Anatomy"
Favorite TV Drama Actor: Nathan Fillion . . . from "Castle"
Favorite TV Drama Actress: Ellen Pompeo. . . from "Grey's Anatomy"
Favorite TV Crime Drama: "Castle"
Favorite Daytime Talk Show Host: Ellen DeGeneres
Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host: Jimmy Fallon
Have Justin and Selena Broken Up for Good?
"Us Weekly" says JUSTIN BIEBER and SELENA GOMEZ have broken up . . . and it's for good this time. They had flown to Mexico for a New Year's vacation, but Selena bailed on December 30th, and they both ended up spending New Year's in the States . . . separately.
--A source says, quote, "They had another huge fight, and Selena won't forgive him . . . [She's] done with him."
Rosie O'Donnell and Her Wife Have a Baby
ROSIE O'DONNELL and her wife Michelle Rounds have a new baby girl. Rosie Tweeted a picture of the three of them, along with the caption, "we r thrilled to announce the arrival of r daughter Dakota – #withloveandthanks – AMEN."
--There's no word where the child came from. Rosie has four others. Three are adopted, and the fourth was born to Rosie's ex-wife, Kelli Carpenter.
Did Lindsay Lohan Steal One of Elizabeth Taylor's Bracelets?
RadarOnline.com claims that LINDSAY LOHAN stole one of ELIZABETH TAYLOR'S bracelets during the filming of "Liz & Dick".
--Supposedly, Lindsay became friends with one of Liz's actual nurses while she was making the movie. When Liz was alive, she'd given that nurse one of her expensive bracelets, which the woman cherished.
--Well, Lindsay visited the nurse one day . . . saw the bracelet and fell in love with it. And after she left, it was GONE.
--The nurse called Lindsay, who denied taking it . . . either on purpose or by accident. A source says, quote, "It took over a week to get the bracelet back from Lindsay and it was only returned after the nurse threatened to call the cops.
--"One of Lindsay's people eventually returned the bracelet to the nurse, who was extremely upset about what had transpired."
Beyonce Will Sing the National Anthem at President Obama's Second Inauguration
BEYONCÉ has been chosen to sing the National Anthem at PRESIDENT OBAMA'S second inauguration ceremony on Monday, January 21st.
--KELLY CLARKSON will perform "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" . . . and JAMES TAYLOR will sing "America the Beautiful".
Adam Sandler and "Twilight" Lead the Razzie Nominees
Oscar nominees will be announced tomorrow morning. Which means that today, we get the RAZZIE nominees. The Golden Raspberry Awards celebrate the WORST in cinema.
--The final "Twilight" flick, "Breaking Dawn - Part 2", leads the pack with 11 nominations . . . in 10 CATEGORIES.
--ADAM SANDLER also cleaned up with EIGHT nods for "That's My Boy". "Battleship" rounds out the top three with SEVEN nominations.
--Last year, Sandler set a record with 11 nominations for three crappy movies: "Jack and Jill", "Just Go With It"and "Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star".
--And "Jack and Jill" went on to sweep EVERY CATEGORY.
--He might not have a banner year this time around, though, since this is the Razzies' last opportunity to crap on "Twilight".
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Bought an $11 Million Mansion
KIM KARDASHIAN and KANYE WEST bought an $11 million mansion in Bel Air.
--It's 9,000 square feet and has a gym, movie theater, hair and makeup salon, bowling alley, basketball court and indoor and outdoor pools.
Will Lance Armstrong Admit to Oprah that He Was Doping?
LANCE ARMSTRONG has agreed to give his first interview since he was stripped of all his Tour de France titles for allegedly using performance-enhancing drugs. And no big surprise . . . he'll give it to OPRAH.
--The 90-minute interview will air next Thursday night, January 17th, at 9:00 P.M on OWN.
--There's been some talk over the last few days that Lance is ready to ADMIT he was doping. And the gossip site Showbiz411 says that's exactly what he'll do. He'll also beg for mercy . . . and a reversal of his lifetime ban from cycling.
--But this won't help: "60 Minutes" says that in 2004, one of Lance's reps offered a $250,000 "donation" to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
--They're the ones whose investigation of Lance led to him losing his titles, not to mention MILLIONS in endorsements.
--The head of the USADA says, quote, "It was a clear conflict of interest. We had no hesitation in rejecting that offer."
The Woman Who's Writing the "50 Shades of Grey" Script Says She's Going for an NC-17
Those "50 Shades of Grey" books are definitely aimed at women. But the movies might have something for the guys, too.
--Because KELLY MARCEL . . . the woman who's writing the script for the first installment . . . is aiming for an NC-17 rating. She says, quote, "It’s going to be raunchy. We are 100% going there."
--Not every sex scene can be represented in a 90-minute movie. Marcel says, quote, "We did go through and decide which are our favorites and which are not. Most of them are in there, but I can’t say more than that."
If One Direction Doesn't Remain Together for Three More Years, the Whole Group Loses Millions
ONE DIRECTION has agreed to a massive new record deal, which requires them to make three new albums over the next three years. It also binds them to each other.
--A so-called "source" tells Britain's "Sun" tabloid that if just ONE member drops out, the whole group will lose out on A TON OF MONEY.
--Supposedly, the contract was designed so that the five guys will each get a big payout three years from now . . . but ONLY if the group is still intact at that point.
--There are no specifics . . . so there's no word how much we're talking about . . . but the source emphasizes that it's not just a few bucks, it's, quote, "millions."
"Men's Health" Magazine Names Katy Perry the Hottest Woman of 2013
We're only a week into the year, but "Men's Health" magazine has already decided who the 100 Hottest Women of 2013 are. And at the top of their list is KATY PERRY.
--Here's the Top 10 . . .
#1.) Katy Perry
#2.) Mila Kunis
#3.) Christina Hendricks
#4.) Jennifer Lawrence
#5.) Jennifer Aniston
#6.) Scarlett Johansson
#7.) Angelina Jolie
#9.) Gisele Bundchen
#10.) Amber Heard
LeAnn Rimes Tips Off the Paparazzi Where She's Going to Be . . . And Then Shows Up Looking Good
Have you noticed how LEANN RIMES is always photographed looking hot in a bikini or having a nice family moment? Well, it's no accident. According to Radar Online, she actually tips off the paparazzi in advance of where she's going to be.
--This serves two functions: One is so LeAnn can make sure she looks just right . . . because that's what every woman wants.
--But it's also a built-in PR move to show the world she's a good wife to EDDIE CIBRIAN . . . and a wonderful stepmom to his kids.
--A source said, quote, "LeAnn wants good pictures out there. She wants to look good and she wants people to see how she looks happy with Eddie, that's why she does that."
Josh Brolin Was Arrested for Public Intoxication
JOSH BROLIN was arrested for public intoxication on New Year's Day. It was actually New Year's NIGHT . . . just before midnight on January 1st.
--There aren't many details. Brolin was arrested in Santa Monica, and released the next morning on $250 bail. But the case is already over. Brolin wasn't cited and won't have to go back to court.
--A source says Josh was hanging out with his guy friends and, quote, "had too much fun."
--It may have been a little more serious than that, though. The police report says Brolin was, quote, "intoxicated and unable to care for himself."
NBC Has Picked Up Michael J. Fox's New Sitcom
A while back, we heard that MICHAEL J. FOX was returning to TV on a sitcom inspired by his life. Well, now there are a few more details.
--First off, NBC has picked it up . . . and it's in the running to be on their schedule beginning next fall. But there's no title yet.
--On the show, Michael plays a newscaster who had to quit his job due to Parkinson's Disease . . . but is now returning to work because a new medical regimen has helped him control many of the symptoms.
Tom Selleck Wants to Do Another "Three Men and a Baby" Movie
TOM SELLECK wants to do another "Three Men and a Baby" movie . . . and he's actually talked to TED DANSON and STEVE GUTTENBERG about it.
--He says, quote, "We'd love to get back together if they've got a good idea. And I think that's a good idea. But it seemed to be real and then disappear, so I don't know."
(--"Three Man and a Baby" came out in 1987, and was followed by a sequel, "Three Men and a Little Lady", in 1990.)
Wade Boggs is Part of a Group That Bought the Property Where "Field of Dreams" Was Filmed
Baseball Hall of Famer WADE BOGGS is part of an investment group that just bought the property where the classic KEVIN COSTNER flick "Field of Dreams" was filmed.
--They paid $3.4 million for the property, and plan to build a youth baseball complex consisting of 24 fields and 60 clubhouses.
--Boggs played in the majors from 1982 to 1999. He spent his first 10 years with the Boston Red Sox, then went to the Yankees, where he won his only World Series in 1996. He spent his final year with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Kanye West is on the fast track with more than just Kim Kardashian.
--The rapper, who earlier this week announced he's expecting a baby with the reality-TV star, was pulled over by West Hollywood police late Wednesday night outside Chateau Marmont for allegedly speeding and having tinted windows, reports E! News.
--West was apparently driving Kardashian's Mercedes Benz G63 SUV.
--Lucky for him, police let the rapper off with a warning.
Patrick Dempsey Buys a Coffee Chain
Actor Patrick Dempsey said it appears his bid to buy a small coffee chain has prevailed in a bankruptcy auction.
--Late Thursday night, Dempsey announced that his company, Global Baristas LLC, made the winning bid for Tully's Coffee. He noted in a KOMO-TV interview that a bankruptcy judge will have the final say on Jan. 11. Still, Dempsey tweeted "We got it! Thank you Seattle!"
--"I'm thrilled that we won and I'm even more excited about saving Tully's Coffee and its hundreds of jobs," he said.
--Tully's Coffee has 47 company-owned locations in Washington and California. The company, with more than 500 employees, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October.
Britney Spears Is Rich
In case you're wondering ... Britney Spears is loaded ... in a good way.
--The judge in Britney's conservatorship case issued an order -- obtained by TMZ --which says just SOME of Britney's assets total more than $27 million ... and that's as of Jan 1, 2011. As you know, she's made a bundle since then -- including $15 mil on "X Factor."
--On top of that ... Britney has several trusts which are worth many millions of bucks and are not reflected in the judge's total.
"Star Wars" Creator George Lucas is Engaged
A spokeswoman for Lucasfilm Ltd. says the 68-year-old director is engaged to 43-year-old investment firm president Mellody Hobson. No other details were provided.
--Hobson serves as chairman of DreamWorks Animation and is a financial contributor to ABC's "Good Morning America."
--Lucas has three children: Amanda, Katie and Jett. He was previously married to film editor Marcia Lucas from 1969 to 1983.
--Lucas helped to launch the modern blockbuster age with his "Star Wars" sagas and "Indiana Jones" adventures. The original "Star Wars" still stands as the No. 2 film in terms of tickets sold domestically, behind only "Gone with the Wind."
--Disney completed its acquisition of Lucasfilm and the "Star Wars" franchise from Lucas for $4.06 billion in cash and stock last month.
Madonna Stalker Sentenced
A former firefighter with a crush on Madonna has been sentenced to three years' probation for resisting arrest outside the singer's New York City apartment building.
--Robert Linhart was convicted in November after being twice arrested in September 2010.
--Police say the then-59-year-old Linhart was nabbed after he parked his SUV outside the Material Girl's former Manhattan apartment and spray-painted love notes on poster boards. He returned a few days later and was arrested again.
--His attorney had argued that it was no crime to adore Madonna, the singer of pop hits including "Like a Virgin" who performed at last year's Super Bowl halftime game.
--The judge on Wednesday also ordered Linhart to attend anger management sessions.
--Attorney Lawrence LaBrew tells the Daily News that Linhart is appealing the conviction.
Kris Allen was in a Car Accident and is going to be a Dad
Kris Allen was in a car accident on New Year's Day, but though he's bruised a bit, 2013 is already shaping up to be a wonderful year for the former "American Idol" champion.
--"Thank you @ford for equipping me with a car that kept my whole family @katyallen @ZorroPup and the little one we have on the way safe," he tweeted last night, letting slip the news that he and his wife are expecting a child. Just in case fans missed the clue, he followed up with, "Yes I got in a really bad wreck tonight and yes I'm having a lil baby. #gonnabeadaddy."
--Allen's mother, Kimberly had previously tweeted the car wreck news saying, "From Kris: he's in a lot of pain, arm broke, may not play guitar for a while. Prayers welcome please! #headoncollision," and "Kristopher and Katy are both pretty beat up but ALIVE! Thank you Jesus! They are setting his arm now and will have surgery tomorrow."
--Lastly, Allen reassured fans that his injuries would not interfere with his upcoming tour: "Don't worry everyone I may have broken my wrist but the #OutAliveTour is still on."
Kim Kardashian is NOT Having Morning Sickness
So far, Kim Kardashian's first pregnancy has been smooth sailing!
--Three months pregnant with Kanye West's baby, the Kourtney and Kim Take Miami star tells Us Weekly she's been lucky to avoid the dreaded morning sickness most expectant mothers face in the early stages of pregnancy.
--"I have felt good. I haven't had any morning sickness, but it still isn't the easiest," the mom-to-be told Us on New Year's Eve when she hosted a bash at Las Vegas nightclub 1OAK. "People always say it's easy and fun. It's definitely an adjustment learning about your body and stuff like that. I've been feeling really good so that's good."
--Calling the next phase of their lives together "so exciting," the pregnant star says she intends to find out the gender of her firstborn -- when the time is right. "Of course I do want to know. I can't find out yet, but I do want to know," she told Us at Monday night's New Years Eve party.
--Once Kardashian's divorce from Kris Humphries is settled, a source close to West hints that the dad-to-be will get down on one knee and propose to Kardashian.
Kim Kardashian Won’t Get Help Losing Baby Weight
Two major weight loss companies won't touch Kim Kardashian's with a 10-foot pole ... TMZ has learned they have zero interest in signing the pregnant celeb to a Jessica Simpson type deal.
--Reps for Jenny Craig and Medifast tell TMZ they won't be be helping Kim K shed her post-baby weight -- and their reason, ironically enough, is the reality TV star isn't real enough.
--Medifast said its not looking for any celeb endorsements -- but Jenny Craig was more specific, telling us they're ... focusing on "real results for real women" this year.
JONAS BROSFan Sues -- They Have A Huge Crush On Me
A Jonas Brothers fan has sued the group, claiming they're so popular, she was crushed during a concert by crazed groupies.
--Ashleigh Johnson filed the lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- in which she claims she was at The Grove in L.A. back in May, 2010, watching the boys perform an early bird special (3 PM), when she was pushed by an uncontrolled crowd against a guard fence.
--Ashleigh says she was "agonizingly crushed" into the fence and suffered serious mental, emotional and physical injuries as a result.
Miley Cyrus Outraged by Paparazzi Death
Miley Cyrus is outraged by the death of a photographer who was taking photos of Justin Bieber's white Ferrari on a Los Angeles street Tuesday.
--"Hope this paparazzi/JB accident brings on some changes in '13," she wrote. "Paparazzi are dangerous! Wasn't Princess Di enough of a wake up call?!"
She went on to say, "It is unfair for anyone to put this on to Justin's conscious as well! This was bound to happen! Your mom teaches u when your a child not to play in the street! The chaos that comes with the paparazzi acting like fools makes it impossible for anyone to make safe choices."
--Bieber, meanwhile, who was not in his car at the time, has issued a statement to E! about the incident. "While I was not present nor directly involved with this tragic accident, my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim."
--He added, "Hopefully this tragedy will finally inspire meaningful legislation and whatever other necessary steps to protect the lives and safety of celebrities, police officers, innocent public bystanders and the photographers themselves."