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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 2/26/2014

Kim Kardashian Says Her Wedding Will Be "Super-Small [and] Intimate"
 
If you're expecting KIM KARDASHIAN'S next wedding to be a massive blowout, think again.  On RYAN SEACREST'S radio show yesterday, Kim said she and KANYE WEST are going totally low-key.
 
She called the upcoming event, quote, "super, super-small [and] intimate" . . . adding, quote, "We want it to be smaller and more intimate than people are imagining and thinking."
 
She added that it's happening in Paris sometimes this year . . . but she wouldn't say exactly where or when.  
 
 
Does Justin Bieber Think Pandas Listen to His Music?
 
JUSTIN BIEBER went to Zoo Atlanta on Monday to have conversations with the Pandas.  
 
A woman who was at the zoo with her kids claims Justin was saying things to the pandas like, quote, "I know you've listened to my music" and "Wake up, panda I know you wanna take a picture with me."
 
She also said employees were getting upset with Justin because he was kicking the glass and being obnoxious. 
 
In related news, Justin's driver and one of his bodyguards were arrested for taking a photographer's camera at an Atlanta amusement park yesterday.  
 
 
Celebrity Couples You Never Knew Were a Thing
 
A new list of Celebrity Couples You Never Knew Were a Thing' contains a few you probably knew about, a few you've probably forgotten about . . . and some genuine surprises.
 
Here are the highlights:
 
Justin Timberlake and Fergie.  This one happened in 1996, when Justin was 16 and Fergie was 21. Scandalous!!
 
Ryan Gosling and Sandra Bullock.  Sandra sunk her claws into Ryan, who's 16 years younger, after they met on the set of the movie "Murder By Numbers".  They dated from 2002 to 2003.
 
Nick Lachey and Kim Kardashian.  Kim got with him in 2006, at the height of his fame after his split from Jessica Simpson.  He even came up with the crazy theory that she used him for publicity.  Kim dated Nick Cannon that same year.
 
Tom Cruise and Cher.  Another 16-year age difference.  They hooked up in 1987, and Cher later admitted she was, quote, "crazy about him."
 
Shia LaBeouf and Hilary Duff.  They went on ONE date.  We don't know when it happened, but in an interview a few years ago, Shia called it, quote, "the worst date either of us has ever had."
 
Robert Downey Jr. and Sarah Jessica Parker.  You may have forgotten about this one, but these two were a big item in the '80s.  But even back then he was dealing with his "issues", and that's what eventually drove them apart.
 
Lance Armstrong and Ashley Olsen.  Yes, this actually happened, in 2007.
 
Ashton Kutcher and January Jones.  They dated from 1998 to 2001, but Ashton wasn't supportive of January's career.  He supposedly told her she wasn't a good enough actress to make it.
 
 
Will John Mayer marry Katy Perry This Summer?
 
Grazia magazine claims KATY PERRY and JOHN MAYER may marry in June.
 
A source tells the mag, "They'd love a June wedding. They want to get married at the San Ysidro Ranch in Katy's home town of Santa Barbara."
 
 
Will Charlie Sheen Have More Children with his New Bride?
 
Over the years, CHARLIE SHEEN has had a lot drama with his exes and the kids he shares with them. You'd think he'd probably not want to bring any more offspring into the world but he might. 
 
RADAR Online claims Charlie's fiance Brett Rossi wants kids. 
 
A source tells the site, “Bret wants to start a family with Charlie immediately. She doesn’t want to wait to have kids, and thinks Charlie will be an amazing father. He definitely wants kids with Brett, but he doesn’t want to rush into it. This is the one thing they can’t seem to agree on!”
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KJ's Hollywood for 2/25/2014

Robin Thicke and Paula Patton Have Split . . . and the Woman Who Robin Groped Wants to Have a Drink with Him
 
ROBIN THICKE and PAULA PATTON have split after over eight years of marriage.
 
They released this statement:  Quote, "We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time."  They have a three-year-old son named Julian.
 
It's unclear what happened, but there have been rumors about the end of their marriage since Robin's performance with MILEY CYRUS at the "VMAs", and the photo after the show when he was caught grabbing a woman's BUTT.
 
Interestingly enough, that woman is weighing in on the split.  She says, quote, "Robin acting like that with me makes me think there were many more.  It's a shame because when you have a kid, it's upsetting."
 
Still, it sounds like she'd be up for more of Robin's butt-grabbings.  She says, quote, "I'd love to grab a drink with him if he asked."
 
 
Harold Ramis Has Died
 
Director, writer, and actor HAROLD RAMIS passed away yesterday morning from complications related to an autoimmune disease he'd been battling over the past four years.  He was 69. 
 
He was a comedy LEGEND, best known for playing Egon Spengler in the "Ghostbusters" movies, but he also co-wrote them . . . along with "Animal House", "Meatballs", "Stripes", and "Caddyshack", which he directed. 
 
He also directed "National Lampoon's Vacation", and wrote and directed "Groundhog Day", "Analyze This", and "Analyze That".
 
More recently, he directed a few of episodes of "The Office", and showed up as SETH ROGEN'S dad in "Knocked Up".
 
DAN AYKROYD wrote on Facebook:  Quote, "Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my brilliant, gifted, funny friend, co-writer / performer and teacher.  May he now get the answers he was always seeking."
 
And BILL MURRAY said, quote, "[Harold] and I together did the 'National Lampoon Show' off Broadway, 'Meatballs', 'Stripes', 'Caddyshack', 'Ghostbusters' and 'Groundhog Day'.  He earned his keep on this planet.  God bless him."

Meanwhile, a shrine popped up outside the New York City firehouse, which was filmed for the exterior shots of the headquarters in "Ghostbusters".  And someone left a packet of TWINKIES there . . . as a reference to the "Big Twinkie" scene from the movie.
 
 
Jimmy Fallon Only Spent a Third of his First Week Talking to Guests . . . Is This the End of the Late Night Talk Show?
 
JIMMY FALLON does a lot more music and comedy sketches than any other late night hosts . . . and experts think this might lead to the end of the late night talk show as we know it.
 
During his first week hosting "The Tonight Show", Jimmy only spent 33% of each show actually TALKING to guests . . . as opposed to JAY LENO'S average of 51%.  And his ratings have been great so far.
 
A professor of media studies says Jimmy's success could inspire his competitors to follow his lead, turning what used to be TALK shows into VARIETY shows.
 
He says, quote, "Fallon is basically doing 'Saturday Night Live' with a short interview segment.  To do a talk show, you have to talk, and Fallon doesn't do too much of that."
 
 
The Nominees for the Kids' Choice Awards Are Out
 
The nominees for this year's Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards were revealed yesterday . . . and unlike every other award show, "12 Years a Slave" didn't get a lot of love.  In fact, it wasn't nominated at all.  (???)
 
The top nominees include:  "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire", Johnny Depp, Sandra Bullock, One Direction and Katy Perry.

This year's ceremony will air on Saturday, March 29th.  MARK WAHLBERG is hosting.  Voting is open now at Nick.com.
 
 
"Gravity" is Out on DVD and the "Breaking Bad" Finale is Out on Netflix
 
Here's what's new on DVD today:
 
• "Thor: The Dark World" . . . starring Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston.
 
• "Gravity" . . . starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.
 
• "Nebraska" . . . starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte.
 
• "Mr. Nobody" . . . starring Jared Leto as a guy living parallel lives.
 
 Here's what's new in the past week to Netflix Instant Streaming:
 
• The last eight episodes from "Breaking Bad's" fifth and final season.
 
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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 2/24/2014

Is Snooki Pregnant Again?
 
The "New York Post" says SNOOKI is pregnant again.  She's supposedly a few months along, but wasn't saying anything because it might torpedo some appearances she had lined up.
 
Snooki already has a one-year-old son named Lorenzo with her fiancé Jionni LaValle.
 
 
 
Miley Cyrus Tried to Make Out With Katy Perry During One of Her Concerts
 
KATY PERRY showed up for the MILEY CYRUS gig in Los Angeles on Saturday night . . . and Miley called her up to the edge of the stage for a kiss.
 
Ironically, it seemed to be Katy who got famous for her song about kissing a girl and liking it, was a little uncomfortable with the kiss.  It looked like Miley tried to go with her tongue but Katy pulled away.  
 
In related news, Miley is now orally pleasing Abe Lincoln as opposed to Bill Clinton . . . and she is doing a country version of Outkast's "Hey Ya" that many are saying is NOT great.
 
 
Katy Perry Got Booed At a Fashion Show When She Told Photographers to Shut the [Eff] Up
 
KATY PERRY walked the runway at a fashion show in Milan, Italy this past Thursday . . . and was BOOED by photographers after she told them, quote, "You're all going to get your picture, so shut the [eff] up." 
  
Just 24 hours later, Katy arrived at the Los Angeles airport and was booed AGAIN, when she wouldn't talk to reporters about being booed in Milan.  
 
 
Jennifer Lopez Will Star on an Upcoming NBC Cop Drama
 
There's no shortage of cop dramas on TV . . . but there's not one that stars JENNIFER LOPEZ.  That's about to change.
 
NBC is developing a show called "Shades of Blue", which will star J-Lo as "a single mother and detective, who's recruited to work undercover for the FBI's anti-corruption task force."  It's set to premiere in the fall of next year.
 
 
NBC Is Bringing "Heroes" Back for 13-Episodes
 
NBC is bringing "Heroes" back for a 13-episode limited run sometime next year.  They're calling it "Heroes Reborn" . . . and it sounds like it'll be a spin-off.
 
The network won't discuss the storyline, other than to say it's, quote, "shrouded in secrecy" . . . but we do know it'll involve a new cast of characters, and that some of the show's former stars may "pop back in" for cameos.
 
The original series ran from 2005 to 2010.  It was a sensation in its first season . . . but interest in the show declined sharply as it went on.  But apparently, NBC thinks there may be some more meat on the bone.
 
 
"The LEGO Movie" Holds Onto #1 and Gets a Sequel
 
"The LEGO Movie" made another $31.5 million at the box office this weekend, and easily held onto its #1 spot for a third straight week.  The movie's doing so well that Warner Bros. has already announced the sequel's release date, and it's getting the full summer blockbuster treatment.  "The LEGO Movie 2" will hit theaters on May 26th, 2017.
 
As for the two new releases this weekend, they never had a chance:  KEVIN COSTNER'S action movie "3 Days to Kill" made $12.3 million in second place . . . while the gladiator drama "Pompeii" took third with $10 million.
 
Here are this week's Top 5 movies:
 
1.  "The LEGO Movie", $31.5 million.  Up to $183 million in its 3rd week
 
2.  (NEW)  "3 Days to Kill", $12.3 million. 
 
3.  (NEW)  "Pompeii", $10 million.
 
4.  "RoboCop", $9.4 million.  Up to $43.6 million in its 2nd week.
 
5.  "The Monuments Men", $8.1 million.  Up to $58.1 million in its 3rd week. 
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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 2/21/2014

Is Christina Aguilera Pregnant?
 
CHRISTINA AGUILERA got engaged on Valentine's Day, and there may be a reason it's happening now . . . because we're hearing she's also PREGNANT.
  
Multiple sources say Christina and her fiancé are expecting their first child.  Christina also has a six-year-old son named Max from a previous marriage.
 
There's no official word from Christina yet.
 
Megan Fox's New Kid Has Been Named Bodhi Ransom
 
MEGAN FOX and BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN'S new son is one week old and they have revealed his name is BODHI RANSOM.  
 
Their other son is named Noah Shannon . . . and Brian has a son from a previous relationship named Kassius.
 
Chris Brown is Being Sued for Punching a Guy
 
Back in October, CHRIS BROWN was arrested for allegedly punching a guy, who tried to PHOTOBOMB him.  Chris allegedly said, quote, "I'm not into this gay [crap].  I'm into boxing" . . . and popped the guy in the face, breaking his nose.
 
Well, now that guy, Parker Adams, has sued Chris.  He's seeking $2.5 MILLION in damages.  The criminal case is still ongoing, with Chris facing a misdemeanor assault charge.
 
 
Matt Damon is Mad at his Wife Over a TV Show
 
MATT DAMON is not happy with his wife because she watched Downtown Abbey without him. 
 
He tells Heat magazine, “My wife is an addict. It’s a problem. We were supposed to watch it together and I came to bed one night and she said, ‘I’ve just watched six of them – I’ll tell you what happened!’ She wanted to watch the seventh and didn’t want to go back to the beginning. So she’s done the whole thing and I am on my own.”
 
"Pompeii" and Kevin Costner's "3 Days to Kill" Are In Theaters
 
1.  "3 Days to Kill"  (PG-13)  
Kevin Costner plays a dying CIA agent who's given an experimental drug that might save his life, in exchange for going on one last assignment.  The only problem is, he's also stuck looking after the teenage daughter he's been trying to reconnect with.
 
Hailee Steinfeld from "True Grit" plays his daughter, Connie Nielsen from "Gladiator" plays her mom, and Amber Heard plays Costner's CIA handler.
 
It's directed by McG, the guy who made "Charlie's Angels" and "Terminator: Salvation".
 
2.  "Pompeii"  (PG-13)  

A gladiator tries to fight his way out of the arena and save the woman he loves, as the eruption of Mount Vesuvius destroys the city of Pompeii. 

The gladiator's played by Kit Harrington, who's Jon Snow on "Game of Thrones" . . . he's trying to save Emily Browning, from "Sucker Punch" . . . and Keifer Sutherland is the villain.
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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 2/19/2014

Charlie Sheen Will NOT Get a Prenup
 
Yesterday, we heard "sources" say that CHARLIE SHEEN will get a prenup before marrying porno minx BRETT ROSSI.  But that's NOT the case.  Charlie says, quote, "Prenups poison marriages."
 
Charlie says they're going into it with this simple agreement . . . quote, "You keep your [crap] and I'll keep mine."

 
VH1 Is Developing an Absurd Reality Show Called "Naked Dating" 
 
At this point, we're all aware there's no idea TOO ABSURD to be turned into a reality show . . . so maybe this shouldn't come as a surprise.
 
VH1 is developing a show called "Naked Dating", which is exactly what it sounds like.  Each episode will have a man and a woman dating two different people . . . and nobody's wearing clothes.
 
At the end of every episode, they decide whether or not to move forward with a relationship.  Of course, this is VH1 . . . so the nudity will be censored somehow.
 
VH1 also released this ridiculous statement:  Quote, "The series will play with the idea of what it really means to be naked in the search for love . . .
 
"Once everyone has stripped away the artifices of our modern world . . . and revealed their ultimate, honest selves . . . the results will be surprising."  (???)
 
There's no word on a host yet . . . and there's no premiere date either.
 
 
Jay Leno's Last Episode of the "Tonight Show" Did Better Than Jimmy Fallon's First Episode 
 
According to the early numbers, 11.3 million people tuned in for JIMMY FALLON'S debut on "The Tonight Show" on Monday night. 
 
That's down slightly from the 14.6 million who watched JAY LENO'S last episode earlier this month . . . but it beat out CONAN O'BRIEN'S debut back in 2009, when he attracted 9.2 million viewers.
 
 
Tim McGraw Says Faith Hill is the Perfect Role Model for Their Three Daughters
 
Raising three teenage daughters in today's Twerking and Snapchatting world can't be easy.  But TIM MCGRAW is confident his daughters are doing okay because they have FAITH HILL as a role model. 
 
He says, quote, "I think the greatest thing my girls have going for them is having their mother as a role model.  All they have to do is watch her and be exposed to how she lives her life and the way she treats people and the way she takes care of her family. 
 
"I think they're learning the best lesson they can learn just having her as someone to look up to and someone to learn from."  (Tim and Faith's three daughters are 16-year-old Grace, 15-year-old Maggie, and 12-year-old Audrey.)
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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 2/18/2014

Jimmy Fallon's First "Tonight Show" Started Off With a Ton of Cameos
 
JIMMY FALLON brought the "Tonight Show" back to New York City for the first time in almost 42 years last night. He's in JACK PAAR'S old studio; the same studio that JOHNNY CARSON used before he brought the show to California in 1972.
 
He started off with the PERFECT introduction, saying, quote, "I'm Jimmy Fallon and I'll be your host . . . for now."  
 
He then proceeded to thank the previous "Tonight Show" hosts, which was interesting because he DID mention CONAN O'BRIEN . . . and got a laugh by saying JAY LENO'S name twice.  
 
Then after his monologue, Jimmy sat down at his desk and said that a friend of his owed him $100, because he said Jimmy would never be the host of the "Tonight Show".  Then ROBERT DE NIRO came out and slapped a C-Note on Jimmy's desk.
 
But he wasn't alone.  One at a time, the following stars came out and did the same thing:  Robert De Niro, Tina Fey, Joe Namath . . . who was NOT wearing a huge fur coat . . . Rudy Giuliani, Mariah Carey, Tracy Morgan, Joan Rivers . . .
 
Kim Kardashian, Seth Rogen, Lindsay Lohan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Mike Tyson, Lady Gaga . . .
 
And finally, Stephen Colbert, who paid with a bucket full of pennies, which he dumped all over Jimmy.  Then he took a selfie of the two of them and said, quote, "Welcome to 11:30, [B-word]."  That's Colbert's timeslot on Comedy Central.  

 
Did Miley Cyrus Put a Fan's Thong in Her Mouth?
 
MILEY CYRUS just added another nasty move to her arsenal.  During her show in Tacoma, Washington on Sunday, someone threw a thong onstage.  So Miley picked it up, wrapped it around her microphone and PUT IT IN HER MOUTH.  
 
But one fan defended Miley on Twitter, saying, quote, "People are so rude.  Let miley be.  She didn't even put her mouth on the part where the vaj goes.  She's perfection and [you're] not."  (???)
 
Meanwhile, Miley is giving out ROLLING PAPERS in her tour program.  
 
This is all apparently a part of her efforts to make her tour educational for America's youth. (???)

 
Taylor Swift Lost Her Virginity to Jake Gyllenhaal, Then He No-Showed Her Birthday Party . . . Which Inspired Her "Red" Album
 
Did TAYLOR SWIFT write her entire "Red" album after she gave up her virginity to JAKE GYLLENHAAL and he NO-SHOWED her birthday party?  That's what the not-always-reliable RadarOnline.com says.
 
A source says Taylor was saving herself for marriage, but Jake convinced her he was worth it . . . quote, "She thought she was going to marry Jake, that's how in love she was with him."  At the time, Taylor was 20 and Jake was 33.
 
In December of 2010, a few months after Taylor let go of her purity, she threw herself a 21st birthday party.  Jake was all set to be there . . . or so she thought.
 
The day of the party, he WENT OFF THE GRID.  He didn't call, he didn't text, she couldn't find him, and he never showed up.  A source says, quote, "She locked herself in the bathroom and cried the entire night."
 
The source adds that "every word" of the "Red" album was inspired by the ensuing breakup.  Especially the song "The Moment I Knew", which is literally about being stood up at a birthday party by "the one who means the most."
 
President Obama's Favorite Show is "House of Cards"
 
Last week, PRESIDENT OBAMA Tweeted about the new season of Netflix's "House of Cards" . . . adding, quote, "No spoilers please!"  But that isn't the only show he's into.
 
The "New York Times" reports that Obama asked an HBO higher-up if he could get his hands on advance episodes of "True Detective" and "Game of Thrones" to watch this past weekend.  It's unclear if he got them.
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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 2/14/2014

Drake Is Mad Because "Rolling Stone" Bumped Him from the Cover . . . After Philip Seymour Hoffman Died
 
DRAKE went on Twitter this week, to pout about how "Rolling Stone" had promised him the cover of this week's issue . . . but that they bounced him after PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN'S death.
 
He Tweeted, quote, "They took my cover from me [at the] last minute and ran the issue.  I'm disgusted with that.  R.I.P. to Philip Seymour Hoffman.  All respect due.  But the press is evil.  I'm done doing interviews for magazines.
 
"I just want to give my music to the people.  That's the only way my message gets across accurately."
 
Drake was also upset with the magazine for quoting him poking fun at KANYE WEST'S lyrics on his latest album.  He Tweeted, quote, "I never commented on 'Yeezus' for my interview portion of 'Rolling Stone'."
 
It's unclear what he means by the "interview portion" . . . but maybe he's saying that he was having a little fun at Kanye's expense OFF THE RECORD.  Drake has since deleted the Tweets.
 
For what it's worth, "Rolling Stone" says they're always switching up their cover plans for breaking news.  And they're sticking to their reporting on Drake's quotes.
 
 
E! Is Keeping The Kardashians But Maybe Not Bruce Jenner
 
The KARDASHIAN family has reportedly reached a new extension with E!, which will keep them on TV for years to come.  Supposedly, it's worth more than $40 MILLION. 
 
 
That would mean "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" isn't going anywhere . . . however, there are conflicting reports about BRUCE JENNER'S status.  He told E! that he's not leaving the show, but TMZ says he is.
 
 
Ryan Seacrest Is Starting a Clothing Line
 
Have you ever wished your man would by as stylish as the great RYAN SEACREST? Well, now he can. 
 
Digital Spy claims Ryan is launching a new clothing line at Macy's called Ryan Seacrest Distinction.
 
It will include suits, tuxedos, dress shirts, ties, belts and tie bars, and will be priced between $45 and $550.
 
 
Ellen Will Do Her Show LIVE the Day After the Oscars
 
ELLEN DEGENERES is hosting the Oscars on Sunday, March 1st and has announced that her talk show will be LIVE the day after.
 
Chances are she'll have a bunch of Oscar winners on.  It'll be interesting to see how awake she is since the Oscars tend to run quite late and are followed by epic after parties.
 
 
New Movies This Weekend 
 
1.  "Robocop"  (PG-13)  
 
Joel KinnaMan from AMC's "The Killing" is your Robocop for this remake.  He plays Alex Murphy, a cop who's fatally wounded and brought back to life as a cyborg.
 
Michael Keaton is the CEO of OmniCorp, the company that builds him.  Gary Oldman is the doctor who wipes Murphy's memory, Abbie Cornish is Murphy's wife, and Samuel L. Jackson plays a right-wing type TV presenter.
 
2. "Winter's Tale"  (PG-13)  
 
Colin Farrell stars in this supernatural love story as a thief who falls in love with a dying heiress in the early 1900s.  She's played by Jessica Brown Findlay from "Downton Abbey" . . . and Russell Crowe plays a DEMON trying to thwart their eternal love.
 
Jennifer Connelly and Will Smith are also in it.  She's a journalist helping Farrell in modern day New York.  And Will has an uncredited cameo as Russell Crowe's boss.
 
3.  "About Last Night"  (R)  
 
Kevin Hart and "Almost Human's" Michael Ealy star in this romantic comedy about two couples who end up in VERY different relationships.  Kevin is in a volatile relationship with Regina Hall while Michael is romancing Regina's roommate, Joy Bryant.
 
4. "Endless Love"  (PG-13)
 
Gabriella Wilde plays a rich girl who falls in love with the guy who takes her precious innocence, played Alex Pettyfer.  You may remember Gabriella as Sue Snell in the "Carrie" remake.  Bruce Greenwood plays her overprotective father.
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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 2/13/2014

Is Paula Deen Planning a Comeback?
 
PAULA DEEN has been laying low since last June, after admitting to using the N-word . . . even though she INSISTED she's not racist.  In the aftermath, she was dropped from the Food Network and lost a ton of endorsements.
 
 
However, she's poised to make a comeback, because her company has just received a BIG investment, which is reportedly worth between $75 million and $100 million.  
 
There's no word what she has in the works, but it might involve a return to TV.
 
 
Oscar Losers Take Home a $55,000 Gift Bag. 
 
Don't feel bad for Oscar nominees who don't win, because they go home with some SERIOUS swag . . . in the form of a gift bag worth $55,000.  Here's some of what they get:
 
 
A Walk Japan tour of Japan, valued at $15,000.
 
A "Best of Vegas" tour package worth $9,000.
 
$6,000 worth of Halo Natural Pet Food.  (???)
 
A Steamist home spa system worth $2,650.
 
A $500 house call from a nutritionist.
 
An art print worth $1,000. 
 
Plus trips to Mexico and Hawaii, expensive handbags, jewelry and shoes, and even vodka. 
 
Sadly, if you're a nominee for Best Sound Mixing or Best Animated Short Film, you get NOTHING.  This gift bag is only for the losers who DON'T NEED IT . . . mainly the actors and directors.
 
 
23 Celebrities Who Are Single This Valentine's Day
 
Buzzfeed.com has a list of celebrities who will be UN-HITCHED for Valentine's Day this year.
 
Of course, there's a good chance they won't actually be sitting around all by themselves . . . and some of them may even be dating or hooking up with someone that we don't know about yet . . . 
 
 
The list includes:  Miley Cyrus, Michael Cera, Rihanna, George Clooney, Selena Gomez, John Stamos, Zac Efron, Cameron Diaz, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Gosling, who supposedly just broke up with Eva Mendes.
 
 
Sandra Bullock, Jared Leto, Sheryl Crow, Taye Diggs, Chelsea Handler, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Miranda Kerr, Colin Farrell, Kristen Stewart, and January Jones.  
 
 
Seth Meyers Has Lined Up Some Big Names For His First Week of "Late Night"
 
SETH MEYER'S line-up for his first week as the host of "Late Night" will include:  Vice President Joe Biden, Kanye West, Kelly Ripa, Brad Paisley, Lena Dunham, John Mayer, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.  
 
And, as we'd already heard, Amy Poehler will be Seth's guest on his first night. His show launches later this month, on the 24th.
 
 
"American Idol" has it's First Openly Gay Contestant
 
"American Idol" revealed the first portion of this season's Top 30 last night . . . and it includes the show's first ever OPENLY GAY FINALIST.  It's 20-year-old M.K. Nobilette, who told the judges she was a lesbian.
 
She said, quote, "I'm very obviously gay, and there are always gonna be people in America and everywhere else who will definitely hate me.  But I think that in the last two years there have been a lot of things that have really changed that, and have made it a positive thing."  
 
In response, HARRY CONNICK JR. murmured, quote, "Thank goodness."
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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 2/12/2014

Shia LaBeouf is Sitting in an Art Gallery With a Paper Bag Over His Head
 
SHIA LABEOUF started his new "performance art" thing yesterday at an art gallery in Los Angeles.
 
Here's how it works:  Every day until Sunday, from 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., Shia sits at a table in a tuxedo, with that paper bag over his head that says "I Am Not Famous Anymore".  And people are let in one at a time to sit across from him.
 
Before you go in, you get to choose one item to bring in with you.  The choices include a bullwhip, a bottle of booze, a pair of pliers, a pink ukulele, a Transformers toy and a collection of Tweets about Shia, many of which are BRUTAL.
 
You basically do or say whatever you want, and Shia for the most part DOES NOT REACT.  Although some journalists who've checked it out say he CRIED.  And one held hands with him.  The exhibit is called "I Am Sorry."
 
Shia WILL take off the bag if you ask him. 
 
Is There Video of Justin Peeing in His Jail Cell?
 
After that video of JUSTIN BIEBER being FRISKED in jail was released, his lawyers moved to block any more video from coming out.
 
They said it was because Justin was also, quote, "captured on videotape in various states of undress, which show intimate personal parts of [his] body."
 
Well, TMZ says the unreleased footage shows Justin PEEING in his holding cell.  It's not clear if he just whips it out and pees on the floor . . . like he did last summer when he relieved himself in a restaurant's mop bucket . . . or if there was a toilet in the cell.
 
But it seems pointless to try to block the video through legal channels, since we assume it would have to be LEAKED.  There's NO WAY footage of a holding cell is ever intended to be made public, especially if it involves bathroom activities.
 
Bieber seemed fairly sober in the frisking video . . . but this other footage supposedly shows him, quote, "stumbling around while he was taking his tests."  If that's the case, you can see why his legal team would want to keep it under wraps.
 
 
Five Michael Jackson Fans Won $1.36 Each For Their Emotional Suffering Over His Death
 
Five MICHAEL JACKSON fans have won a court case against DR. CONRAD MURRAY, and were awarded damages in the amount of A DOLLAR-THIRTY-SIX.  EACH.  (!!!)
 
The five were among 34 fans who sued Murray for the emotional pain and suffering Michael's death caused them.  They're all part of a French-based Michael Jackson fan club. 
 
Their lawyer says the five who won were able to prove their claims with the help of, quote, "witness statements and medical certificates."  The court awarded them each ONE EURO, which comes out to $1.36. 
 
But it's really not the money they were after.  In fact, they're not even pursuing Murray for the cash.  What they REALLY want is access to Michael's grave, which is closed to the public.
 
The lawyer says, quote, "They have been subjected to ridicule and I'm delighted their suffering has been taken seriously by the law."
 
 
Miley Cyrus Claims Her Tour Will Be "Educational" for Kids
 
If you have a young child who's a fan of MILEY CYRUS . . . life can't be easy for you.  Especially since she's been EVERYWHERE over the past year, and hasn't been acting like a role model for kids under the age of 18 . . . or 25.
 
But things are looking up:  Because Miley says her upcoming tour will be a LEARNING EXPERIENCE for young children.
 
Miley explains, quote, "Even though parents probably won't think this, I think my show is educational for kids, because of the art that they're going to be exposed to that most people don't know about.
 
"People are taught to look at things so black and white, especially in small towns.  I'm excited to take this tour to places where [art] like this wouldn't be accepted . . . where kids wouldn't learn about this different kind of art.
 
Some of that "art" apparently involves Miley suggestively riding around on a giant HOT DOG.   
 
It was in an interview conducted by Miley's sister Brandi Cyrus.  There's video on Fuse.tv.
 
 
Tom Brokaw Was Diagnosed with Cancer Last Year, But His Doctors Are "Optimistic"
 
Former NBC news anchor TOM BROKAW has revealed that he was diagnosed with cancer last August.
 
He's being treated for "multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow."  An NBC report adds, quote, "His doctors are optimistic about the outcome of the treatment he's receiving."
 
In a statement, Brokaw said, quote, "I look forward to continuing my life, my work and adventures still to come.  I remain the luckiest guy I know."
 
Brokaw is still working with NBC News on various special assignments.  He's currently contributing to the network's coverage of the Winter Olympics.  Brokaw turned 74 last Thursday.
 
 
Olympics Coverage Took the Top Four Spots in the Ratings
 
The Winter Olympics took the top four spots in the ratings this week.  The "Olympics Opening Ceremony" was the most-watched show on television this week with 31.7 million viewers.
 
Sunday's primetime Olympic coverage had 26.3 million viewers, Saturday's got 25.1 million viewers, and Thursday's early coverage came in fourth with 20 million viewers.  Here are last week's top ten shows:
 
1.  "Olympics Opening Ceremony", NBC, 31.7 million viewers.
 
2.  Sunday's "Primetime Olympic Coverage", NBC, 26.3 million viewers.
 
3.  Saturday's "Primetime Olympic Coverage", NBC, 25.1 million viewers.
 
4.  Thursday's "Primetime Olympic Coverage", NBC, 20 million viewers.
 
5.  "NCIS", CBS, 19.5 million viewers.
 
6.  "Big Bang Theory", CBS, 17.5 million viewers.
 
7.  "NCIS: Los Angeles", CBS, 16.3 million viewers
 
8.  "The Walking Dead", AMC, 15.8 million viewers.
 
9.  "A Grammy Salute to The Beatles", CBS, 14 million viewers
 
10.  Wednesday's episode of "American Idol", Fox, 13.4 million viewers.
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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 2/10/2014

 
"X Factor" Has Been Canceled, and Simon Cowell Is Retreating Back to Britain
 
If SIMON COWELL didn't already regret his decision to leave "American Idol" for his own show . . . then he MIGHT be regretting it now.
 
Fox has announced that they're canceling "X Factor" after three disappointing seasons.
 
Simon released this statement:  Quote, "I've had a fantastic time over the last 12 years, both on 'The X Factor' and 'American Idol' . . . [but] for now, I'm back to the U.K. [to return to the British 'X Factor'] . . . America, I'll see you soon!"
 
He also Tweeted this on Friday:  "Today was a day of mixed emotions. Excited to confirm me returning to the 'UK X Factor' and sad to leave America."
 
As you may recall, Simon infamously said that anything LESS than 20 million viewers would be a disappointment . . . and the show never got CLOSE to that.  The first two episodes averaged 12.5 million viewers, and it's been downhill ever since.
 
For what it's worth, Simon isn't completely done with American TV at this point.  He's still an executive producer on NBC's "America's Got Talent".
 
Miley Cyrus Declines an Offer to go to Prom
 
Remember how that guy invited MILEY CYRUS to his prom, with a video that included him standing NAKED and covering his naughty parts with a foam finger? Well, Miley has turned him down, but she has a counter-offer.
 
She Tweeted, quote, "Dear Matt Peterson, I don't think I'll be able to make it to prom, but why don't you come to my [Arizona] show and hang with me?  Don't forget a corsage."  It seems like Matt has accepted.
 
 
If You Have 13 Million Dollars You Can Buy Mariah Carey's House
 
Yahoo claims MARIAH CAREY and NICK CANNON are selling their home for $13 million. 
 
It has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, hardwood floors, a movie theater, a basketball court, a putting green, a gym and a pool. They purchased it for $6.975 million in 2009.
 
 
Jay Leno's Final Episode of The Tonight Show had Huge Ratings
 
JAY LENO'S final episode of "The Tonight Show" . . . at least for now . . . attracted 14.6 million viewers.  It was the show's biggest audience since May of 1998, when JERRY SEINFELD was a guest on the night of the "Seinfeld" finale.  That one had just under 15 million viewers.
 
Meanwhile, JIMMY FALLON drew a record 6.6 million viewers on Friday, for his final episode of "Late Night".  Jimmy signed off by covering THE BAND'S "The Weight" . . . with help from THE MUPPETS.  
 
 
Kiefer Sutherland Has Never Seen "24"
 
KIEFER SUTHERLAND'S character on "24", Jack Bauer, wouldn't have had time to watch TV . . . and as it turns out, neither does Kiefer.  At least, for his own shows.
 
Kiefer says, quote, "I haven't watched an episode of '24' . . .  But I know how it goes, I have read the script."
 
 
"The LEGO Movie" Topped the Box Office with $69 Million
 
"The LEGO Movie" had a big weekend at the box office, earning just over $69 million in its first three days of release.  That's the best movie opening so far this year, and easily surpassed analysts' expectations of $50 million.
 
GEORGE CLOONEY'S World War II movie "The Monuments Men" came in second place with $22.7 million . . . while the teen fantasy "Vampire Academy" didn't do much of anything, earning just $4.1 million in 7th place.
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