Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
- VH1 has renewed Dating Naked for another season
Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers (22)
TMZ claims Floyd Mayweather stiffed a waitress at the Hard Rock Hotel on Sunday. He and his entourage of 150 downed $25,000 worth of food and drinks and allegedly didn't leave a tip. Server Nik Nguyen claims the hotel comped Floyd. His crew downed 5 bottles of Patron, 3 Grey Goose bottles, 6 bottles of Ciroc, 20 bottles of champagne, 200 chicken wings and one fruit platter. Nguyen says she works two jobs because of the recent death of her father. Security guards tipped her with money left over from some twerkers.
Kanye Worst: The Daily Mirror and the Daily Mail Australia claim Kanye West was recently performing in Sydney when he told fans to get on their feet. "I can't do this song, I can't do this show until everybody stand up. Unless you got a handicap pass and you get special parking and s**t. Imma see you if you ain't standing up, believe me, I'm very good at that." West allegedly stopped the concert because two people weren't dancing.
When one fan lifted their prosthetic limb in the air, West told them "OK, you’re fine".
One fan Tweeted: “Just remembered Kanye telling 2 kids in a wheelchair to stand up for an uncomfortably long amount of time. That sucked.”
** UPDATE **
Kanye refused to apologize and ranted: “They want the masses, the people who have never even heard one of my albums to somehow read a headline… and think I’m a bad person. Look at me for a second. Take a step back and look at this. I’m a married, Christian man with a family. At my concerts I make sure everybody has as good of a time as possible. Pick a new target.”
The NY Post claims Beyonce drank champagne at the end of her tour and may not be pregnant. A source tells the paper: “After the Friday concert, there was no congratulations for Jay and B backstage, there was no indication of a baby announcement.”
At last check late Monday night, the top bid was $99,900, with 142 bids — and there’s still four days left in the sale.
“Just to be honest, I tip on my service, and there’s a difference between good service and bad service and just having a bad day,” McCoy said last week. “There’s a big difference with between being rude and just disrespectful. That’s how that works. Listen, anybody that knows me knows I’m not disrespectful. Any restaurant that I go around in Philadelphia, I tip very well. I’m very respectful. You check on that restaurant and everybody is talking bad about that place.”
Lindsay Lohan Implies She Handled Whitney Houston's Body Bag: It Was "F'd Up and Inappropriate." Lindsay Lohan has implied that during her court-ordered community service at the Los Angeles County Dept. of Coroner in late 2011 and early 2012, she was tasked with moving the late Whitney Houston's body. Calling her four-month stint "f'd up and inappropriate," the 28-year-old Speed-the-Plow actress tells the U.K. newspaper The Daily Telegraph that "a lot of other people were meant to do it, and they were like: 'No, they can't handle it. Lohan can.' It's different for me than it would be for other people -- like, no one would really have to work at the morgue in L.A. and roll a body bag for Whitney Houston." "I know it sounds really dark and strange, but I thought it would be a lot worse. I kind of regulated a lot of it. I'd tell people: 'You didn't fold that sheet properly,' because I'm OCD with folding," Lohan recalls. The Mean Girls star's community service ended shortly afterward. Weeks after Houston died in February 2012, Lohan appeared on NBC's Today to discuss her legal issues and career comeback plans, and Matt Lauer asked if the singer's death had been a wakeup call. After an uncomfortable pause, Lohan replied, "Not really. I don't want to go there. That's kind of a scary, morbid thing to discuss. But maybe when I went to jail -- being in that place -- that was really terrifying for me." UPDATE: The Coroner's Office tells E! News Lindsay Lohan did not handle Whitney Houston's body bag. (Eonline)
Lindsay Lohan is lying when she says she had to roll Whitney Houston's body bag at the L.A. County Morgue ... because Whitney was never in a body bag. An official from the Coroner's Office tells TMZ ... Whitney was NEVER in a body bag and no one in the probation program came in contact with Whitney's body. Lindsay -- who was ordered by a judge to spend time at the morgue to teach her a lesson about drinking and driving -- claimed in an interview she was singled out to roll Whitney's body bag. Whitney died on Saturday, Feb 11, 2012. The autopsy was performed the next day and her body was gone by morning. No one from any court-ordered probation program came in contact with the body ... according to the Coroner's official. The official says Whitney was wrapped in plastic with a sheet cover the entire time she was at the morgue. In fact, she was taken out in plastic -- not a body bag -- from the hotel where she died. (TMZ)
That Ellie Goulding's got some royal mates, doesn't she? Not only did she famously sing at Will and Kate's wedding, she's also been spotted looking VERY cozy with Prince Harry at the Invictus Games. Just look at that cuddle! The Prince is 30, and of course he didn't mind receiving a pre-birthday hug backstage at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - a welcome reward for all his hard work organizing the event. We've got no doubt that when Harry decides to finally settle down, Ellie will definitely be singing at his wedding too. (British Glamour)
Adrian Peterson will RETURN to the Minnesota Vikings this week -- and will play against the New Orleans Saints Sunday ... the team has announced. The Vikings deactivated Peterson in the wake of allegations he abused his 4-year-old son by beating him with a "switch." Peterson had been indicted for felony child abuse. But now, the team says it will allow Peterson to come back to work while the "judicial process" moves forward. Team owner Zygi Wilf issued a statement explaining his decision ... saying, "On Friday, we felt it was in the best interests of the organization to step back, evaluate the situation, and not rush to judgment given the seriousness of this matter. At that time, we made the decision that we felt was best for the Vikings and all parties involved." "To be clear, we take very seriously any matter that involves the welfare of a child. At this time, however, we believe this is a matter of due process and we should allow the legal system to proceed so we can come to the most effective conclusions and then determine the appropriate course of action." "This is a difficult path to navigate, and our focus is on doing the right thing. Currently we believe we are at a juncture where the most appropriate next step is to allow the judicial process to move forward." "We will continue to monitor the situation closely and support Adrian's fulfillment of his legal responsibilities throughout this process." (US Weekly)
Way to make an exit! Beyonce and Jay Z wrapped up their two-and-a-half month On The Run tour in Paris on Saturday, Sept. 13, and they're already back to work, sharing their Bonnie and Clyde tour footage in the first of a three-part short film series. The controversial couple have rarely been out of the press since they hit the road together in June, enduring serious marriage troubles and more recently, facing rumors they may be expecting a new baby, after Jay Z's cryptic lyric changes in Paris on Friday, Sept. 12. But rather than take a little time out of the spotlight post-tour, the workaholic couple are already back to it, releasing more of their work -- this time Beyonce and Jay Z: Bang Bang, Part One. The musical power couple recorded the short movie trilogy with director Dikayl Rimmasch as part of their concept for the On The Run tour, and are now releasing the short movies, one by one, via Nowness. "In my first conversation on the telephone with Jay Z he explained his concept of On the Run," Rimmasch said in an interview that accompanied the short film footage. "He said, 'We're not trying to do this literally, it's not that we're Bonnie and Clyde. We're on the run from everything. On the run from becoming a cliche. On the run from doing the same thing again.' Everything he mentioned was a level of consciousness he has for staying alive as an entertainer and as a human being. He wanted to keep it more abstract because for him it was very abstract. How do you stay new, not just to your audience but also yourself." (US Weekly)
Lady Gaga was finally allowed to perform in Dubai, and in addition to her shows, she made sure to take in the awe-inspiring sights -- including walking about the deserts in a glamourous gown, as one does. "The vast and beautiful unknown. We have no idea how small we are in this massive and beautiful universe," the singer captioned the pics on her Instagram. "I'm overwhelmed by the kindness everyone has shown us." Fans saw a slightly different artRave: The Artpop Ball in Dubai. "I know there are some artists that are very strict about their policies of adhering to their art and not compromising, but I actually think it's important to respect other cultures and not force them to adhere to the beliefs of your own country," Gaga told reporters when she arrived, promising she would tone her risque show. "In fact, I think it's a better way to connect with the people and to connect a message." (Billboard)
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams are being sued by Marvin Gaye’s family for stealing parts of his song “Got To Give It Up” to use in “Blurred Lines.” When Thicke was asked in legal proceedings whether he was present when the “Blurred Lines” rhythm track was being created, he said he was high the whole time. In a deposition, Thicke said, “To be honest, that’s the only part where — I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio. So my recollection is when we made the song, I thought I wanted — I — I wanted to be more involved than I actually was by the time, nine months later, it became a huge hit and I wanted credit. So I started kind of convincing myself that I was a little more part of it than I was and I — because I didn’t want him — I wanted some credit for this big hit. But the reality is, is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song.” Err, okay.
The full trailer for “Mockingjay: Part One” is here and it looks a lot like Mockingjay the book: really, really, really not as good as the first two book in the Hunger Games series. (Sorry, Hollywood, I know you don’t want to hear this.) In “Part One” — “Mockingjay” has been split into two films — Katniss Everdeen is living in District 13 and fighting to save Peeta, who has been taken hostage and tortured by Panem. But if you’ve seen “The Hunger Games” and “Catching Fire,” I suppose you’ll see this trilogy (er, quad-logy?) through to the end. Personally, it’s got too many guns and fighter jets for my taste. What do you think?