Melissa Rivers Has Sued the New York City Clinic That Allegedly Caused Her Mother's Death
This isn't the least bit unexpected: JOAN RIVERS' daughter MELISSA has filed a lawsuit against Yorkville Endoscopy over the death of her mother. Joan died in their care back in September.
Melissa says, quote, "The level of medical mismanagement, incompetency, disrespect and outrageous behavior is shocking and frankly, almost incomprehensible. Not only did my mother deserve better, every patient deserves better."
She's also suing Joan's personal doctor, Gwen Korovin, who wasn't even supposed to be there, but ended up performing a procedure on Joan anyway. The lawsuit also claims she left during Joan's medical emergency to avoid getting caught.
It's not clear if Melissa is seeking a specific amount, but legal experts think she could walk away with MILLIONS.
Kim Kardashian Says Bruce Jenner Should "Tell His Story His Way"
It's pretty telling that nobody in the Kardashian clan will deny BRUCE JENNER is becoming a woman. And in a new interview, KIM KARDASHIAN keeps her words just as ambiguous as her stepfather's gender.
She says, quote, "I will say that I think Bruce should tell his story his way . . . I think he'll share whenever the time is right.
"I think Bruce is very happy, the happiest I've ever seen him . . . He's our dad so we support him no matter what."
Emma Watson Will Play Belle in a Live-Action Version of "Beauty and the Beast"
"Harry Potter" star EMMA WATSON will play Belle in a live-action version of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast".
Emma posted the news on Facebook yesterday . . . quote, "I'm finally able to tell you . . . that I will be playing Belle in Disney's new live-action 'Beauty and the Beast'!
"It was such a big part of my growing up, it almost feels surreal that I'll get to dance to 'Be Our Guest' and sing 'Something There'.
"My six year old self is on the ceiling . . . heart bursting. Time to start some singing lessons. I can't wait for you to see it."
The movie is being directed by Bill Condon . . . who did "Dreamgirls" and the last two "Twilight" movies.
Disney's animated "Beauty and the Beast" came out in 1991. It earned $375 million worldwide and became the first animated film to be nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture.
Blink-182 Is a Mess . . . Tom DeLonge Claims He Didn't Quit, But the Other Two Members Are Not Happy with Him
The guys in BLINK-182 had an eventful day yesterday. Now, we just have to figure out who IS and who ISN'T still in Blink-182.
It all started when the band released a statement saying that guitarist TOM DELONGE had left the band again . . . and that he was gone "indefinitely." They said they were temporarily replacing him with Matt Skiba from Alkaline Trio.
A few hours later, Tom posted a message on Instagram saying, quote, "To all the fans, I never quit the band. I actually was on a phone call about a Blink-182 event for New York City at the time all these weird press releases started coming in. Apparently, those releases were 'sanctioned' from the band. Are we dysfunctional? Yes. But, Christ . . . #Awkward."
Then, late last night, the other band members MARK HOPPUS and TRAVIS BARKER told "Rolling Stone" that there was definitely a disconnect between them and Tom.
It's a long story, but it boils down to this: They say Tom bailed on a scheduled studio session earlier this month . . . and they got an email from his manager saying that "he had no interest in recording . . . that he wants to do his other, non-musical stuff . . . and that he's out indefinitely."
It's unclear where this leaves the band. Mark and Travis seem open to welcoming Tom back if he REALLY wants to do stuff . . . but they sound very skeptical that he'd do that, and so they want him to stop holding them back.
Someone Asked Rashida Jones About Her Tan, and She Had to Remind Them That She's "Ethnic"
At Sunday's SAG Awards, a red carpet reporter tried to compliment RASHIDA JONES on her "tan". She said, quote, "You look like you've just come off like an island or something, you're very tan, very tropical."
Rashida responded by pointing out the obvious . . . quote, "I mean, you know, I'm ethnic."
It's not clear if the woman realized what a dumb statement that was, or if she remained oblivious, but she laughed and replied, quote, "It's just being ethnic. That's what it is."
(Rashida is the daughter of music legend QUINCY JONES and her mother is "Mod Squad" actress PEGGY LIPTON.)