Posts from May 2014

KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 5/30/2014

Bret Michaels Suffered A Medical Emergency on Stage
Bret Michaels was rushed off stage in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Thursday evening (May 29) after suffering a medical emergency.
In an official statement issued by band guitarist Pete Evick, Michaels appeared to be suffering from “extremely low” blood sugar.
The singer is currently being evaluated by paramedics. There isn't a lot of other information but his camp sent a warm thank you to the on and off-duty paramedics assisting Bret.
Evick said in the post, "In the 9 years I’ve stood next to him, I’ve never seen a look like the one on his face as if I was a complete stranger."
Bret returned to the stage only to announce that he could not continue. 
Brad Pitt Suffered Some Broken Sunglasses During that Red Carpet "Attack"
BRAD PITT wasn't injured when that guy accosted him on the red carpet earlier this week.  But he did end up with a pair of broken sunglasses.  
Brad got a temporary restraining order against the guy that's supposed to keep him away for the next five days.
The attacker, a Ukrainian "journalist" named Vitalii Sediuk, is already on three years' probation for trying to interrupt ADELE'S Grammy acceptance speech in 2013.
In younger Pitt news, 12-year-old Maddox Jolie-Pitt now has a girlfriend.
According to Angelina, it's a long distance relationship.  She’s great,” she told ET News. “I won’t embarrass him. She’s lovely. She lives in England. She’s very cool.”
Lena Dunham's Dog Bit Her on the Butt and Made Her Bleed
LENA DUNHAM ended up with a BLOODY BUTTOCK on Wednesday, after her rescue dog Lamby bit her on the backside.  She Tweeted a picture of it, along with the caption, "My dog bit me on the ass and Jemima Kirke captured the image of a life time."  She hashtagged it, "There Will Be Blood".  Jemima is on Lena's HBO show "Girls". 
Lena apparently took the picture down, but not before it got all over the Internet. 
She later Tweeted, quote, "Lamby has bitten me twice and both times it was in response to me sobbing.  Can I turn this info into some kind of animal behavior thesis?"
And she later Tweeted that Lamby is a "special needs" dog who's being closely monitored and is receiving special training.
"Maleficent" and Seth MacFarlane's "A Million Ways to Die in the West"
1.  Disney's "Maleficent"  (PG)  
Angelina Jolie is Maleficent in this live-action version of the 1959 Disney classic "Sleeping Beauty".  It's told from her perspective and reveals the truth about why she cursed Princess Aurora . . . namely that she'd been betrayed years earlier by Aurora's father.    Elle Fanning is Aurora, and Sharlto Copley plays her treacherous father.  Angelina's own daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt has a cameo as Aurora when she was 5 year old.
2.  "A Million Ways to Die in the West"  (R)  
Seth MacFarlane wrote, directed, and stars in this western comedy about a cowardly farmer who falls in love with Charlize Theron, and gets challenged to a duel with a notorious gunslinger played by Liam Neeson.
Amanda Seyfried, Neil Patrick Harris, and Sarah Silverman are also in it.  Plus there are cameos from Ewan McGregor as a random cowboy, Gilbert Gottfried as Abe Lincoln, and Christopher Lloyd as his "Back to the Future" character Doc Brown.
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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 5/29/2014

Brad Pitt Was Attacked By a Guy Who Pranks Celebrities on the Red Carpet
A guy lunged at BRAD PITT at the premiere of ANGELINA JOLIE'S new movie "Maleficent" in Hollywood yesterday.  He was in the fan area, but jumped over the metal barrier and onto the red carpet. 
Then he ran up to Brad and grabbed him.  It sounds like he made contact somehow . . . by hugging Brad, and then either touching or hitting his face. 
He was grabbed pretty quickly by six or seven security guards, who wrestled him back over the barrier and held him there.  Then the LAPD arrested him and led him away in handcuffs, to be booked for misdemeanor battery and held on $20,000 bail. 
Brad kept signing autographs and talking to fans, then headed into the theater.  Angelina Jolie was in a different area at the time. 
The guy who did it is a 25-year-old Ukrainian TV presenter named Vitalii Sediuk.  He's the idiot who put his head under AMERICA FERRERA'S dress at the Cannes film festival a couple weeks ago, and got slapped for trying to kiss WILL SMITH in 2012.
He also hugged LEONARDO DICAPRIO'S crotch this past February.  How does this keep happening?
Maya Angelou Passed Away Yesterday
Poet and author MAYA ANGELOU passed away yesterday morning.  She was 86.  There's no word on a cause of death . . . but a few days ago, she canceled an appearance where she was going to be honored, because she was recovering from a, quote, "unexpected medical emergency."
Maya became one of the first African-American women to write a best seller, when she published her 1970 autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings".  It was her first book, and the first in a seven volume series.
She was also a playwright, singer, dancer, and actor . . . she received an Emmy nomination for her acting in "Roots", and a Grammy for her poem "On the Pulse of Morning", which she wrote for BILL CLINTON'S inauguration.
OPRAH paid tribute to Maya, calling her, quote, "the rainbow in my clouds."  BILL CLINTON said America has lost a "national treasure" . . . and PRESIDENT OBAMA referred to her as, quote, "one of the brightest lights of our time."
Does Selena Gomez Want to Become a Born-Again Virgin?
"In Touch" magazine claims that SELENA GOMEZ is so fed up with all the garbage she went through with JUSTIN BIEBER that she's through with relations until she gets married.
A so-called "source" says she had a "sudden spiritual awakening" and wants to become a "BORN-AGAIN VIRGIN."  That unnamed source adds, quote, "She's swapped drinking and partying for all things Jesus."
Meanwhile, Selena's grandfather reportedly confirmed to that she DOES have lupus.  But he says, quote, "She's in treatment.  She's getting along pretty good."
Is Hayden Panettiere Pregnant?
"Us Weekly" says HAYDEN PANETTIERE and fiancé WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO are expecting a baby.  There's no official word yet.  Hayden and Wladimir have dated on and off since 2009, and got engaged last March.
Shortly afterwards, she gave an interview to "Glamour" magazine where she said, quote, "I feel like I was born to be a mother.
"Motherhood is the most beautiful, exciting thing, and there's nothing that I feel like I can't accomplish while having children in my life.  I would sacrifice having more years of being wherever I want whenever I want for years with my kids."
It's Official: "Chelsea Lately" Will End in August
CHELSEA HANDLER'S late night E! show, "Chelsea Lately", will end its seven-year run on August 26th, after a, quote, "month-long" celebration featuring "special episodes" and "surprise guests."
Chelsea joked, quote, "It was a fantastic seven years . . . I'll always look back at my time on E! as most people look back at their time in college.  I'm glad I went."
In March, Chelsea said that she planned to leave when her contract was up at the end of the year . . . but apparently, everyone agreed to close-up shop four months early.
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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 5/28/2014

Will George Clooney Get Married at Downton Abbey?
GEORGE CLOONEY may have found an even better location to tie the knot than that old fort where KANYE WEST and KIM KARDASHIAN got hitched. 
Because rumor has it George and his fiancée Amal Alamuddin will do the deed at DOWNTON ABBEY.
In real life, the place is called Highclere Castle, and it's been in the Carnarvon family for 335 years, since 1679.  Its current owners are the 8th Lord and Lady Carnarvon.  It's just outside of London.
Sources say Amal is a huge "Downton Abbey" fan.  And one of the stars, HUGH BONNEVILLE, worked with George on his movie "Monuments Men" last year.  So George got Hugh to arrange a private tour of the castle for him and Amal.
When George saw how much she dug it, he booked the place for their wedding.  In 2011, "People" reported that a wedding at Highclere cost more than $24,000.
In addition to "Downton Abbey", Highclere Castle has also been used in the 1999 Tom Cruise / Nicole Kidman movie "Eyes Wide Shut" and in John Legend's "Heaven Only Knows" video.
Emma Watson Brought a Security Guard to Her Graduation . . . Dressed in Her Own Cap and Gown
The lady who sat next to EMMA WATSON when she graduated from Brown University in Rhode Island this past weekend looked a little older than the other grads.  And that's because she wasn't a graduate at all.  
She was Emma's SECURITY GUARD . . . but she was INCOGNITO in her very own cap and gown.
After the ceremony, the woman took off her disguise, and revealed her UTILITY BELT, which was equipped with a badge, a walkie talkie, mace and some other holsters.  It's not clear if she was PACKING HEAT.  
Syfy Is Doing a "Sharknado Week"
In an obvious attempt to cut into the Discovery Channel's "Shark Week" hype . . . Syfy has announced that they're doing a "Sharknado Week," which will include the premiere of "Sharknado 2:  The Second One" on July 30th.
Syfy's Sharknado Week will run from July 26th through August 2nd, and feature programming based on, quote, "the greatest moments in shark film history." 
And that's more "Sharknado"-serious, than serious-serious . . . because they're also showing "Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark", "Sharkmania: The Top 15 Biggest Baddest Bloodiest Bites", and "Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda".
Sharknado Week will not overlap with Discovery's Shark Week, which begins on August 10th.
Channing Tatum and Shia LaBeouf Once Got Drunk and Vandalized a Store in New York
When CHANNING TATUM and SHIA LABEOUF were cast in the 2006 movie, "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints", the director sent them out in New York City one night, and told them to bond.
So, they did:  By getting drunk, and vandalizing a store.
A few years later, Shia told the story to "GQ" magazine, claiming that Channing took the lead . . . drunkenly kicking through the plate-glass window of a bookstore, stealing some Spider-Man bookmarks, and BOLTING.
At the time, Channing's rep called Shia's story "inaccurate."  But now, in a new interview with "GQ", Channing admits that a LOT of the story was true . . . although he doesn't say anything about the petty theft.
Channing says that he'd just met Shia that day . . . that they were drinking . . . and their first inclination was to "go out and try and get in a fight."  He was around 25 at the time, and Shia was 19.  Channing says they were acting like "dumb idiots."
He says, quote, "I definitely kicked in a window that night . . . I didn't think I was going to kick through it.  We were just running and being hoodlums and throwing trash bags down streets and just being stupid."
"It [shattered].  And everything just went raining down.  And I was like 'oh [crap].'  And then we just took off running . . . I dove in some trash bags, [and thought] 'I'm sitting here for a little while.'  In hindsight it's the funniest thing in the world."
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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 5/27/2014

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Got Married in Italy on Saturday
KIM KARDASHIAN and KANYE WEST got married in Florence, Italy on Saturday.  E! Online says the wedding cost around $2.8 million.
The festivities actually began Friday night with a rehearsal dinner at the Palace of Versailles in Paris, France.  LANA DEL REY was there to perform live. 
Kim was escorted by her stepfather BRUCE JENNER.  Walking in front of them was KRIS JENNER with Kim and Kanye's daughter North.
There were about 200 guests, including Common, Jaden Smith, magician David Blaine, rapper Tyga, Brittny Gastineau, "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen, Serena Williams, Scottie Pippen, Carmelo and Lala Anthony and  Q-Tip.
BEYONCÉ and JAY Z were NO SHOWS.  They reportedly spent the weekend in the Hamptons. 
But Beyoncé posted a picture of Kim, Kanye and North on Instagram, along with the caption, "Wishing you a lifetime of unconditional love.  God bless your beautiful family."
The couple's first dance was to a mashup of Etta James' "At Last" and Otis Redding's "These Arms of Mine" and "Tenderness" . . . which culminated in some live rapping by Kanye.
They also danced to JOHN LEGEND'S "All of Me" . . . which Legend performed LIVE.  
Kris Jenner made a, quote, "big, emotional speech" . . . but Kanye topped her with a 20 MINUTE SPEECH in which he called the Kardashian family, quote, "the most remarkable people of our time."  He added that they can, quote, "make the world a better place."
He also rambled about being famous . . . quote, "I am defined by being a celebrity . . . the world is our altar."
He added, quote, "They feel like it's okay to put you on the tabloid covers to sell your image, to use you in an 'SNL' spoof.  We don't negotiate.  We're not like that.  We're not stupid."
Kim and Kanye are now off on a mini-honeymoon somewhere in Europe without their daughter North.  
"Days of Future Past" Had the Fourth Best Opening of the Year and Has Already Made $300 Million Worldwide
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" dominated the Memorial Day weekend box office.  It ranks as the fourth best opening weekend of the year with just over $91 million.  And the extra day from the holiday brings that up to $111 million. 
That's also the second-best opening for any of the seven "X-Men" movies, coming in behind "X-Men: The Last Stand" . . .  and it's also the fifth-best Memorial Day weekend opening of all time.
"Days of Future Past" earned an additional $191 million overseas, which brings its total up to $302 million worldwide.  With numbers like that, it's expected to become the highest-grossing "X-Men" EVER by this time next week.
Here are this week's Top 5 movies:
1.  (NEW)  "X-Men: Days of Future Past", $111 million. 
2.  "Godzilla", $39.4 million.  Up to $157 million in its 2nd week.
3.  (NEW)  "Blended", $18.2 million.
4.  "Neighbors", $17.2 million.  Up to $117 million in its 3rd week. 
5.  "The Amazing Spider-Man 2", $10 million.  Up to $187 million in its 4th week.
Floyd Mayweather and T.I. Got Into a Chair-Throwing Brawl at a Las Vegas Burger Joint Over T.I.'s Wife Tiny
FLOYD MAYWEATHER and T.I. got into a chair-throwing, all-out brawl at a Fatburger in Las Vegas late Saturday night.  The fight was apparently over T.I.'s wife, Tiny.  Floyd later said that he and Tiny are friends that go way back, and that they haven't hooked up, so he doesn't know what T.I.'s beef is.
According to reports, T.I. was upset about some photos that Tiny posted to her Instagram page . . . one of Floyd, and one with his daughter, which was taken this weekend.
T.I. confronted Floyd . . . and at one point Floyd told T.I. to, quote, "control your B-word."  That's when things quickly escalated into CHAOS.
As far as we know, no one was hurt . . . except for an employee who was, quote, "slashed" during the fight.  It sounds like it was a minor cut though, because the guy refused medical treatment, and wouldn't cooperate with the police.
In an interview after the fight, Floyd apologized for referring to Tiny as a B-word . . . quote, "I don't want to say that about Tiny.  So I do apologize to Tiny because she cool people.  She never been disrespectful to me."
Christina Ricci is Pregnant
CHRISTINA RICCI is pregnant with her first child.  She's 34 years old, and she's been married to a guy named James Heerdegen since last October.
Christina's pregnancy was revealed when she was spotted walking through LAX with an obvious baby bump.  Her rep confirmed it, but there's no word on the due date.
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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 5/22/2014

Angelina Jolie Says Hollywood Moms Shouldn't Complain . . . Is She Taking a Shot at Gwyneth Paltrow?
Not long ago, GWYNETH PALTROW suggested that she has it TOUGHER than the average mom, thanks to her GRUELING HOLLYWOOD SCHEDULE.

But in a new interview with the "New York Daily News", ANGELINA JOLIE blows that theory straight to Hell.  And while she doesn't mention Gwyneth by name, it does seem like she might be taking aim at her.
She says, quote, "I'm not a single mom with two jobs trying to get by every day.  I have much more support than most people, most women in this world.  And I have the financial means to have a home and health care and food.
"When I feel I'm doing too much, I do less, if I can.   And that's why I'm in a rare position where I don't have to do job after job.  I can take time when my family needs it."
"I actually feel that women in my position, when we have all at our disposal to help us, shouldn’t complain."
As far as the upcoming wedding goes, Angelina told "Good Morning America" there's still no timetable . . . quote, "We don't have a date, and we're not hiding anything, but we really don't know . . .
"I think the important thing is that whatever we do it's that the kids do have a great time, and we all, you know, take seriously the love, and the connection between all of us.  But also just get silly and do something memorable."
Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen are Having a Baby
RACHEL BILSON and HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN are expecting their first child.  There's no word on a due date.

Rachel stars on the CW series "Hart of Dixie" . . . but you probably know her best from "The O.C.".  Hayden is best known for playing Anakin Skywalker (slash) Darth Vader in the "Star Wars" prequels.  She's 32, he's 33.
They met on the set of the movie "Jumper" in 2007, and were engaged the following year.  They split up for about three months in 2010.
10 Bucks Buys You a Chance to Be in the New "Star Wars" Movie
You can enter to win a trip to London to appear in the new "Star Wars" movie for a mere TEN BUCKS.  And that money is a contribution to a new charity called Star Wars:  Force for Change. 
In a YouTube video, director J.J. ABRAMS describes the charity as, quote, "A brand new initiative dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world's biggest problems."
You can donate as much money as you want, and you get one entry for every $10 you spend.  In addition to being in the movie, the winner gets a flight and hotel accommodations for two.  The link to enter is long so we posted it!
Jack White Says Crowds Suck These Days, Because Everyone's Too Busy Messing Around with Their Phones
JACK WHITE says performing live these days isn't as great as it used to be . . . because the crowds SUCK.  And he knows why.
He tells "Rolling Stone", quote, "People can't clap anymore, because they've got [an effing] texting thing in their [effing] hand, and probably a drink, too! 
"Some musicians don't care about this stuff, but I let the crowd tell me what to do.  There's no set list.  I'm not just saying the same things I said in Cleveland last night.  If they can't give me that energy back?  Maybe I'm wasting my time."
Jack seems like an old-school guitar-rock guy . . . and not just because of this.  Recently, he's critiqued contemporary pop music for being too much about image and presentation, and said, quote, "Dance music just doesn't have a life to it."
But in this interview, he calls DAFT PUNK, quote, "amazing" . . . reminds us that he's worked with JAY Z . . . and says KANYE WEST put on what might have been the "greatest show" he's seen in his entire life. 
He says it was, quote, "more punk, more in-your-face than anything I've seen."

****Spoiler ahead for American Idol...

Your "American Idol" winner. . . And Ryan Seacrest Performed a Duet with Richard Marx

It hardly seems to matter anymore, but "American Idol" crowned a winner last night.  CALEB JOHNSON beat JENA IRENE ASCIUTTO to become the latest Idol we'll forget about almost immediately.
But the musical highlight of the night was RYAN SEACREST FINALLY singing.  He teamed up with RICHARD MARX to choke out a mercifully short version of "Right Here Waiting".  It turns out Richard was Ryan's very first concert. 
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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 5/21/2014

A Judge Orders Casey Kasem's Wife to Let His Daughter See Him
A judge on Tuesday expanded the powers of CASEY KASEM's daughter to determine whether her father is receiving adequate medical care amid his ongoing concerns about the health and welfare of the ailing radio personality.
According to the Associated Press, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel S. Murphy ordered Kasem's wife, Jean, to comply with court orders allowing doctors to evaluate her husband, and also allow his daughter Kerri to see him. He also ordered Jean Kasem to surrender her husband's passport and temporarily suspended her powers to determine her husband's medical care.
Authorities found Casey in Kitsap County in Washington last week after Murphy ordered adult protective services to locate him, but the judge said the lack of additional information and cooperation troubles him.
Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian Tried to Press Battery Charges Against a Clown Who Confetti-Bombed Them
Last month, KHLOE and KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN got CONFETTI-BOMBED by some weird dude named Richie the Barber.  He's an actual barber, but he also juggles and rides a unicycle.  And he has clown makeup TATTOOED on his face.
Well, the girls reported the incident to police, who basically laughed it off.  But a few days ago they called the cops to follow up, and said they want BATTERY charges pressed against Richie.  Sources say that's not likely to happen.
Kim Kardashian's Wedding Preparations Include a Stem Cell Facial
KIM KARDASHIAN'S last-minute wedding preparations include a $550 STEM CELL FACIAL.  Don't worry . . . no unborn babies were harmed.  These were VEGAN stem cells from a marine plant.  They're supposed to firm and lift the skin.
Kim's aesthetician has been giving them to her for years. 
Still no official word whether Kim and KANYE WEST are getting married in Paris or Florence, by the way.  But a British tabloid says LANA DEL REY has agreed to perform.  Kanye wanted her to perform at the proposal, but she turned him down. 
Taylor Swift is Being Sued by a Clothing Company Over the Number 13
Lucky 13 clothing company is suing TAYLOR SWIFT for "unauthorized use" of their federally registered trademarks.  They want her to stop selling merchandise on her website that says "Lucky 13", or that reference the number 13.
According to the suit, they've tried to reach an agreement with Taylor's people but nothing's been resolved . . . so now they're demanding that she shut down her online store. 
They also want her to give up profits she's made from the merchandise . . . or pay damages to the company.
As of last night, there was no clothing with "Lucky 13" on her site . . . but there was a charm bracelet with the number 13 . . . and a set of earrings that have a "1" and "3" that worn together look like a 13.
Neil Patrick Harris' New Autobiography is a Choose Your Own Adventure Book
Leave it to NEIL PATRICK HARRIS to put a twist on the celebrity autobiography.  His upcoming memoir is actually a CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE book.  And it's called "Choose Your Own Autobiography".
The book allows YOU to live Neil's life, right from his birth in New Mexico.  The book's website says, quote, "At each critical juncture of your life you will choose how to proceed.
"You will decide whether to try out for 'Doogie Howser, M.D.'  You will decide whether to spend years struggling with your sexuality.  You will decide what kind of caviar you want to eat on board Elton John's yacht.
Choose correctly and you’ll find fame, fortune, and true love.  Choose incorrectly and you'll find misery, heartbreak, and a guest stint on 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew'."
The book comes out October 14th.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Host "No Social Media" Nights At Their House
TIM MCGRAW and FAITH HILL have pulled off an impossible feat.  They convinced their three teenage daughters to participate in "No Social Media" night at their house.
Tim tells the "Orange County Register", quote, "We have 'no phone zones' as much as we can, but it's tough in this connected world.  We have nights where there's no Twitter or Facebook and we have friends over for 'no social media' night."
Is it ironic that Tim hosts no social media nights . . . but has nearly 1.7 million Twitter followers and close to seven million Facebook likes?
Josh Kaufman Won "The Voice"
Team USHER took the title last night, as JOSH KAUFMAN won "The Voice".  He also got to help ROBIN THICKE perform during his song "Get Her Back".
JAKE WORTHINGTON finished second, and CHRISTINA GRIMMIE was third.
For his efforts, Josh gets a contract with Universal Music and $100,000.
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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 5/19/2014

The Michael Jackson Hologram Performed at the "Billboard Music Awards" Last Night
As expected, MICHAEL JACKSON performed last night at the "Billboard Music Awards" . . . in HOLOGRAM form.  He "sang" his "new" song "Slave to the Rhythm", from his "new" album, "Xscape".
"He" also danced a precisely-choreographed routine with 16 live dancers that was pretty impressive no matter how you feel about this hologram business.  Cameras even caught a few women in the audience CRYING.
The other "highlight" of the show was KENDALL JENNER introducing the band 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER . . . and totally BOTCHING IT.
Like the total NON-PRO she is, instead of soldiering past her screw-up, she basically stopped everything to inform America, quote, "Guys, I'm the worst reader."
She later Tweeted, quote, "Anndddd as if I wasn't nervous already!!!  #NeverLeavinMyContactsAtHomeAgain! #LOL #LessonLearned."
Meanwhile, MILEY CYRUS performed "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" with the FLAMING LIPS . . . but it was via satellite, since she's on tour.  KATY PERRY did the same for her song "Birthday".
ROBIN THICKE made TWO plays for his estranged wife PAULA PATTON.  While accepting the award for Top R&B Song, he said, quote, "I'd like to thank my wife for her love and support and for putting up with me for all these years."
He also sang his new song, "Get Her Back".
As for the actual awards, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE was the big winner, with SEVEN trophies.  He wasn't there because he's on tour, but he accepted some awards via satellite.
And in one of his speeches he had a CLASSIC line . . . quote, "It's not a competition, but if it was, I won.  And I'm okay with that."  He also thanked everyone in the world EXCEPT DONALD STERLING.
Imagine Dragons won five awards, followed by Pharrell, Robin Thicke and T.I., who took home four each. 
North West May Have Been Conceived in Florence, Italy . . . But We Still Don't Know Where Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are Getting Married
In an interview with an Italian newspaper, KANYE WEST calls Florence one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  And he reveals that he may have a very personal connection to it.
He says, quote, "I love Florence, I love Italy and the Italian lifestyle.  And I think we conceived our daughter North here, among the masterpieces of the Renaissance.  It was our first honeymoon.
"It is one of the most beautiful cities in the world . . . for me the most beautiful in Europe."
These comments are bolstering rumors that Kanye and KIM KARDASHIAN will get married this weekend in Florence.  A city official even claims the ceremony will take place at a 16th Century landmark called Forte di Belvedere, which translates to Belvedere Fort.
But several websites are sticking to the original story that it's going down in Paris.
"Godzilla" Had a Huge Opening Weekend
"Godzilla" had the second best opening weekend of the year, with $93.2 million in just three days.  That's the biggest opening weekend EVER for a monster movie.  Analysts had only expected it to pull in around $70 million.
"Godzilla" even did better than the $91.6 that "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" made on its opening weekend.  The one movie to beat them both is "Captain America", with $95 million.  And of course, a "Godzilla" sequel is already in the works.
Here are this week's Top 5 movies:
1.  (NEW)  "Godzilla", $93.2 million. 

2.  "Neighbors", $26 million.  Up to $91.5 million in its 2nd week.
3.  "The Amazing Spider-Man 2", $16.8 million.  Up to $172 million in its 3rd week.
4.  (NEW)  "Million Dollar Arm", $10.5 million.
5.  "The Other Woman", $6.3 million.  Up to $71.7 million in its 4th week.
Is Justin Bieber Cleaning Up His Act?
Could JUSTIN BIEBER be cleaning up his act?  A so-called "source" says he has given up the SIZZURP.  Apparently, he's become obsessed with working out, which is hard to do when you're high on cough syrup.
He's also been spending a lot more time with his mom and his manager Scooter Braun, as opposed to his usual crew of hangers-on.
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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 5/16/2014

Jay Z, Beyonce and Solange Say It's All Good
 JAY Z, BEYONCÉ and SOLANGE have apparently worked through whatever caused that big elevator explosion last week.  They released a statement yesterday, saying it's all good.  Here it is . . .
"Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred.  They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public.  They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family.
"The reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behavior throughout that evening are simply false.  At the end of the day families have problems and we're no different.
"We love each other and above all we are family.  We've put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same."
Meanwhile, if you still care what caused the fight, a "source" says Solange went after Jay on her sister's behalf, because he was flirting with another woman.  
CBS Boss Les Moonves Says They Didn't Offer Late Night Hosting Gigs to Neil Patrick Harris or Joel McHale
This week, NEIL PATRICK HARRIS said that he could've taken over for DAVID LETTERMAN or CRAIG FERGUSON . . . but he turned them down because he thought he'd get bored doing late night TV.
Well, CBS boss Les Moonves . . . the guy who chose STEPHEN COLBERT to be the next host of "The Late Show" . . . says there were never any formal talks about that.
He says, quote, "After Neil was done [with 'How I Met Your Mother'], we said:  'Neil, what do you want to do?  What are the possibilities?  Want to come do a new series with us?'
"We knew Letterman and 12:30 might be open . . . [we said] 'What do you think about that?'  So it was a very general topic.  So I wouldn't say we didn't talk about it, but he wasn't offered it, per se."
Moonves also denied speculation that JOEL MCHALE has been tapped to take "The Late Late Show".  He says, quote, "[He's] a wonderful talent.  We'd love to have him over at CBS in some way, but there was no discussion about 12:30."

Will Robin Thicke Try to Win Paula Patton Back with a Song at Sunday's "Billboard Music Awards"?



ROBIN THICKE is still desperate to win PAULA PATTON back.  And according to TMZ, he even wrote a song that he's going to try to woo her with at this Sunday's "Billboard Music Awards".



It's called "Get Her Back", and it includes lyrics like, "All I wanna do is make it right . . .



"I gotta get her, go get her back / I gotta treat her right / I gotta cherish her for life."



And, "I should've kissed you longer / I should've held you stronger / And I'll wait for forever for you."


"Godzilla" and Disney's "Million Dollar Arm" Are in Theater
1.  "Godzilla"  (PG-13)  Trailer
The new "Godzilla" remake stars "Breaking Bad's" Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson from "Kick-Ass" as his son, Ken Watanabe as a Japanese scientist, and a CGI Godzilla who looks a LOT closer to the 1954 original.
It has nothing to do with the crappy version from 1998 with Matthew Broderick, and even has him squaring off against some OTHER huge monsters, like the old Japanese movies.
2.  Disney's "Million Dollar Arm"  (PG)  Trailer
Jon Hamm plays a sports agent who goes to India to recruit cricket players to become BASEBALL pitchers, after seeing how fast they throw in cricket.
He creates a competition called "Million Dollar Arm", and discovers a few guys with a wicked fastball . . . but who are otherwise COMPLETELY clueless about baseball.  So he brings them back to America to train for their one shot at a baseball tryout.
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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 5/15/2014

They Found Casey Kasem . . . Sort Of
 On Monday, a judge ordered a search for legendary DJ CASEY KASEM.  And now he's been FOUND . . . in Washington state, to be specific.  But they're not exactly sure where yet.
Casey's 82 . . . suffering from a form of progressive dementia . . . and can't speak.  And his kids have been fighting with his wife Jean for years over his care.  To the point where she kept MOVING him, and not letting them know where he was.
That came to a head on Monday, when a judge finally ordered authorities to figure out where he was.  His kids thought he might be on an Indian reservation in Washington state . . . while the wife's attorney said he wasn't even in the COUNTRY.
Well, last night, a representative for Casey's daughter Kerri told CNN that he HAD been found in Washington . . . although they're still figuring out exactly where.  (???)
According to the representative, quote, "The family has grave concerns about his medical care.  The Kasem family will do everything in their power to bring their father home."
The whole thing got serious last week, when two of Casey's daughter's visited him in a nursing home.  He was moved later that night, and they weren't told where. 
But it's complex, because last year a judge sided with the wife.  So this whole mess might continue.
Jessica Simpson Will Get Married Over July 4th Weekend
JESSICA SIMPSON and ERIC JOHNSON have finally set a wedding date . . . and it's almost upon us.  A source says they're getting married over July 4th weekend.
Jessica is 33 and Eric is 34.  They already have two children . . . a 2-year-old daughter named Maxwell and a 10-month-old son named Ace.
They've been together since 2010, and got engaged in November of that year.  This will be Jessica's second wedding.  She was married to NICK LACHEY from 2002 to 2006.
Will Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Have a Disney-Themed Wedding . . . Or Will It Be Paintball?
If the children have a say, BRAD PITT and ANGELINA JOLIE'S wedding won't be very traditional.  And apparently, the kids DO have a say.
Angelina tells "People" magazine, quote, "We are discussing it with the children and how they imagine it might be.  Which is verging on hysterical, how kids envision a wedding."
"They will, in a way, be the wedding planners.  It's going to be Disney or paintball . . . one or the other!"
In case you have somehow forgotten, the Jolie-Pitt kids are 12-year-old Maddox, 10-year-old Pax, 9-year-old Zahara, 7-year-old Shiloh and the 5-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
Neil Patrick Harris Declined Taking Over "The Late Show" 
It could have been the “Late Show with Neil Patrick Harris".  Neil said in an interview that CBS bigwigs approached him about taking over for David Letterman. 
He said he’d prefer to host a variety show rather than a daily late night talk show.
STEPHEN COLBERT will become the the new host sometime next year. 
CBS Has Decided Not to Move Forward with the "How I Met Your Mother" Spin-Off, "How I Met Your Dad"
CBS announced their schedule for the upcoming TV season . . . and surprisingly, they decided NOT to move forward with the one sitcom you were probably most likely to watch.
The "How I Met Your Mother" spin-off, "How I Met Your Dad", is dead in the water.  According to reports, quote, "CBS and the producers apparently wanted different things, creatively."
A CBS executive said, quote, "We tried to reach out, and engage them about re-doing the pilot, but it's just not happening.  You run into these kinds of issues.  You hope they can resolve themselves.  They haven't.  I'm heartsick."
The producers plan to shop the show to other networks . . . and supposedly, it already has received interest.
Will Justin Bieber Attend His Girlfriend's Prom This Month?
JUSTIN BIEBER might be heading to the PROM this month.  His new girlfriend, model Yovanna Ventura, is a senior at Miami Senior High School, and there are RUMORS going around that he's going to be there for next week's prom.
Sources say school officials have APPROVED Justin to attend, but they don't know if he's really coming.
Meanwhile . . . Justin Tweeted a response to the "attempted robbery" allegations against him.  He said, quote, "Don’t believe rumors. Thanks for those who stick by me and those that help me grow everyday."  
Has Olivia Munn Moved On with Aaron Rodgers?
It wasn't too long ago that OLIVIA MUNN broke up with "Robocop" star JOEL KINNAMAN, but it looks like she recovered pretty quickly . . . by moving on to Green Bay Packers quarterback AARON RODGERS.
Aaron and Olivia were spotted having dinner with friends in Malibu on Saturday, and a witness says they kissed frequently and, quote, "behaved like quite the couple."
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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 5/14/2014

Justin Bieber is Being Investigated for Trying to Confiscate a Woman's Phone
JUSTIN BIEBER is being investigated for allegedly trying to take a woman's phone Monday night.  Justin and his crew were at the Sherman Oaks Castle Park . . . a complex with miniature golf and batting cages.
Justin and his friends got into an altercation with some other guys, and Justin thought he saw a woman take out her phone to take pictures.
He demanded her phone to see if she had taken any.  When she wouldn't give it to him, Justin reached into her purse and grabbed it.  But he couldn't unlock it, so he gave it back to her and made her do it.
After he saw that she hadn't taken any photos, the woman said she and her 13-year-old daughter just wanted to say hi.  But being the punk that he is, Justin screamed, quote, "You're humiliating yourself in front of your daughter!  Why don't you just get out of here?!"
The girl started crying, and then Bieber turned around and started yelling at someone else.  The woman complained to police, and they're investigating Justin for attempted robbery.
Alec Baldwin Was Arrested . . . for Biking Down a One Way Street?
Police stopped ALEC BALDWIN for illegally riding his bike against traffic down a New York City street yesterday.  And to the surprise of NO ONE, he proceeded to throw a huge tantrum, which resulted in him being taken into custody.
In a Twitter rant, Alec said, quote, "Officer Moreno, badge number 23388, arrested me and handcuffed me for going the wrong way on Fifth Ave . . .  Claims by Moreno of disorderly conduct are either a distortion or outright lie.  Moreno lied in her report. 
"Handcuffing someone for riding a bicycle in the wrong direction is ridiculous.  New York City is a mismanaged carnival of stupidity that's desperate for revenue and anxious to criminalize behavior once thought benign.
"Meanwhile, photographers outside my home ONCE AGAIN terrified my daughter and nearly hit her with a camera.  The police did nothing."
Did Solange Attack Jay Z Because He Wouldn't Let Her Friends Use His Name to Get Into a Party?
Here's the latest on why SOLANGE went all UFC on her brother-in-law JAY Z in an elevator last week after the Met Gala fashion event.
A source says two of Solange's friends showed up to an after-party and tried to get in.  They weren't invited and they weren't dressed properly . . . but they kept name-dropping Jay, claiming they were his guests.
Management told Jay and BEYONCÉ'S people about it, and Jay snapped at Solange . . . telling her, quote, "Don't use my name."
Solange got mad and said she wanted to leave the party.  As they were leaving, Jay announced he was going to another party that RIHANNA was hosting.  For some reason, this irked Solange even more.
The source says, quote, "She seemed drunk and irritated.  She said, 'Why can't you go home?'"  Then she told Beyoncé, quote, "Why does your husband need to go to the club right now?'"
Jay replied, quote, "You're one to talk" . . . and that's when Solange ATTACKED.
Meanwhile . . . Since the fight happened last Monday night, Solange purged her Instagram feed of every single Beyoncé photo except one.
And Beyoncé posted a prayer asking God for the strength to, quote, "separate myself from anyone who is not a good influence."
Is Jennifer Aniston Spending $60,000 to Turn a Garage Into a Closet?
JENNIFER ANISTON is renovating her Bel Air mansion, and those renovations include a closet.  A $60,000 closet.  (???)
That's how much Jennifer is reportedly spending to convert a garage into a closet that will be 24 by 36 feet, with a skylight and a powder room. 
LeBron James Won't Play Next Season if a Sterling Still Owns the Clippers
LEBRON JAMES may boycott the NBA next season if DONALD STERLING or anyone else in his family still owns the Clippers.
A players union official says, quote, "LeBron and I talked about it.  He ain't playing if Sterling is still an owner . . . No Sterling deserves to be an owner of that franchise any longer.  There's no place for that family in the NBA."
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