Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
- E! claims Amanda Bynes was charged with a DUI on Sunday in California. In February, Bynes was placed on three-years' probation for her 2012 DUI arrest
Amanda Bynes was arrested for a DUI early this morning in California for driving while under the influence of pot. She posted a $15,000 bond. Amanda entered rehab in early September and has remained pretty calmly under the radar since then, but it looks like her shenanigans are back! In all seriousness, I hope she gets some more help, because it sounds like she’s still sorting through some issues.
- Michael Strahan tells TMZ that he is going to star and strip in Magic Mike 2. "It's rated R, not X. No full frontal."
Tracy Morgan Car Accident UPDATE: Kevin Roper was driving the Walmart truck that caused Tracy Morgan's crash. He was charged with one count of vehicular homicide and several counts of assault by auto. Kevin plead not guilty and was freed on a $50,000 bond because of a clean driving record.
** UPDATE **
Tracy Morgan is suing Wal-Mart for negligence. One of their drivers, Kevin Roper, plowed into his limo and injured him and several others. Comedian James McNair was killed.
Tracy's suit reads: “Wal-Mart was careless and negligent in the ownership and operation of its motor vehicle, which caused Mr. Morgan to suffer severe personal injuries. As a direct and proximate result of said collision, Mr. Morgan was caused to sustain severe painful bodily injuries, including but not limited to multiple fractures which required multiple surgeries, extensive medical treatment and will require significant physical rehabilitation. Wal-Mart knew, or should have known” that Roper was “awake for more than 24 consecutive hours” before the collision.
Tracy is now recovering at home.
** UPDATE #2 **
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Walmart claims Morgan’s injuries “were caused, in whole or in part, by plaintiffs’ failure to properly wear an appropriate available seatbelt restraint device. By failing to exercise ordinary care in making use of available seatbelts, upon information and belief, plaintiffs acted unreasonably and in disregard of plaintiffs' own best interests."
Contact Music claims George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin gifted their wedding guests with framed pictures of themselves and a note that read: ''We're both so glad you're here. You've come a long way so we'll make it worth the trip. Thanks for being here. It means the world to us.''
The NY Post claims the wedding cost $13 million. E! claims the wedding cost $4.6 million
Brad Pitt tells GQ that he may work less. ''I've been slowing down for a while now. And slowly transitioning to other things. And, truthfully, I do want to spend more time with my kids before they're grown up and gone.''
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin Are Legally Married After Civil Ceremony. Ladies and gentlemen, George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are now legally married! E! News can confirm the Hollywood hunk and human rights lawyer finalized their union with a civil ceremony in Venice, Italy, Monday afternoon. The couple arrived at the municipal building at 1:25 p.m. local time. Clooney, wearing a two-piece gray suit, and Alamuddin, wearing a cream pantsuit and a matching hat, waved to well-wishers who were gathered outside. A local politician escorted them inside the building to sign the marriage papers. The Clooneys emerged 10 minutes later and looked ecstatic as they held hands and kissed. A local city council press person confirms "the ink was on the paper, finalized, at about 1:30. The rest was just happiness and joy." The couple got in the boat and went up the canal slowly, with paparazzi in tow and police boats leading the way. "Fans were going wild! People were running alongside the banks," an eyewitness says. The ceremony comes two days after the couple said "I Do" in a separate private ceremony that was attended by family and close friends including Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt and more famous faces. George and Amal's final ceremony concludes a jam-packed weekend for the couple and their guests who traveled across the world as early as Thursday to attend the festivities. After separate bachelor and bachelorette parties Friday night, the couple swapped vows at the gorgeous Aman Candal Grande hotel. The entire wedding venue was decorated with white flowers as well as hundreds of hand-crafted flickering candles. The next day, the newlyweds received cheers from hundreds of tourists, locals and photographers as they made their first public appearance as husband and wife. Wearing a Giambattista Valli Couture mini dress, Alamuddin turned heads as she showed off her new wedding ring while holding hands with her husband. The pair enjoyed plenty of applause as they boarded a private boat. "Everyone in Venice feels so privileged they did this here," an eyewitness told E! News. "What a wonderful moment to see. We all say she's like Jackie [Kennedy] Onassis. We love her and George does too. It's lovely." With the big weekend behind them, the newlyweds hope to enjoy some private time before embarking on a honeymoon. Until then, it's all smiles for the stunning pair! "George and Amal could NOT have been happier," another eyewitness told E! News. "They are clearly on top of the world and are just thrilled to be enjoying their wedding weekend." Congratulations to the happily married couple! (Eonline)
Amal Alamuddin Wore an Oscar de la Renta Wedding Dress When She Married George Clooney -- Get the Scoop! Although we have seen plenty of pictures of Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney while they celebrated their new marriage over the weekend. The one image we most want has yet to be revealed -- And that is, of course, Amal in her wedding dress. But fear not, apparently we will soon get a glimpse of the Oscar winner's beautiful bride in her custom gown. According to Women's Wear Daily, People magazine has nabbed the exclusive photos. WWD also confirmed which designer created the dress. Drumroll please...It was Oscar de la Renta! The Dominican American designer has previously created one-of-a-kind bridal gowns for Kate Bosworth, Katherine Heigl and Jenna Bush. But that wasn't the only big name Amal sported this weekend. Upon her arrival in Venice, Italy the 36-year-old sported a striped Dolce & Gabbana dress. Then later that night she changed into a red Alexander McQueen dress for the rehearsal dinner. Cut to the day after her wedding, the new Mrs. Clooney stepped out with her husband in a lace Giambattista Valli Couture frock with floral embellishment. And finally today during her civil ceremony the human rights lawyer said "I do" once more in a two piece cream Stella McCartney pantsuit with matching hat. If you didn't already know George's lady was a total style star, now you do. (Eonline)
"Both of them have worked on movies where this sort of issue has come up and so has George so of course he'll completely understand and not feel snubbed by them or anything like that," a source told E! News. "This movie is such a great project for Brad and Angie and they have to stay focused and in the zone."
In comparison, Affleck was hard at work in New York City promoting the release of his new movie, Gone Girl. While walking the red carpet at the film's premiere, the actor couldn't help but share his well wishes for the couple.
best man Rande Gerber
Jason Derulo Says Pressure to Get Married Was the Reason Why He and Jordin Sparks Broke Up. Both Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo are opening up about what lead to the end of their nearly three year relationship. The "Battlefield" beauty first spoke on Monday morning's Today show after she was asked how she's been handling the split. "I'm good, actually," she explained with a smile. "The funny this is I read this quote, 'When something unexpected happens in your life or you think something bad happens, just say, plot twist! And move on.'" Sparks' response echoed her earlier sentiments late last week, when she broke her silence on the breakup in a tweet that read: "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." Meanwhile, Derulo stopped by On Air With Ryan Seacrest and was way more candid about what was really going on between the famous duo. When asked if he and Sparks were in a good place yet, he answered extremely honestly. "I wouldn't say good terms," he admitted. "I'll be lying if I said that, but it's not a bad situation. There's no bad blood. We didn't end off on a weird way or a negative way. It's not like we're hitting each other up, like, 'Hey, what are you doing today?'" The two first made their relationship public back in January 2012, but they were first romantically linked as a couple in September 2011. But alas, it turns out that their onscreen love story didn't quite pan out in real life. Just hours after E! News exclusively broke the news of the split, Derulo opened up to KDWB-FM's Big D about the ultimate decision to pull the plug on his romance with Sparks. He explained that there's no bad blood between them and adding that the former longtime couple will remain friends. "Yeah, everything is cool, man," he said. "It's not a bad situation. You know, it's not one of those kinda things." The two first made their relationship public back in January 2012, but they were first romantically linked as a couple in September 2011. (Eonline)
Chris Brown's girlfriend and family are secretly and desperately trying to get Chris away from gangs ... and they've even contacted his therapist to put the heat on the singer ... TMZ has learned. Multiple sources tell us ... Chris' mom and Karrueche are so worried ... they approached the therapist because they're deeply concerned Chris is not only compromising his safety by promoting gangs, he's also ruining his career. TMZ broke the story ... the LAPD has already gone to L.A. clubs, trying to convince owners to ban Chris and his entourage because wherever they go ... violence follows. Chris' family thinks he does not understand the implications of associating himself with the Bloods. He thinks it's "cool," but the family is worried he's in real danger and he doesn't have a clue. We're told they literally think Chris' life is on the line. (TMZ)
Katharine McPhee's about to score a huge paycheck ... but she probably shouldn't blow it on a new Maserati ... because her soon-to-be-ex Nick Cokas gets half. Columbia/Epic Records still owes Kat $700K according to court docs ... and she concedes it's community property -- meaning Nick gets half. As we've reported ... the divorce is bitter ... Nick's accusing Katharine of banging "Smash" director Michael Morris and then lying about it. It really doesn't legally matter, but he's pissed. And here's the REALLY awkward part ... we're told Kat and Nick are still joined at the hip ... he's still her manager ... and it will stay that way until his contract with her ends sometime next year. (TMZ)
Fergie Releases "L.A. Love (La La)." The wait is over! Fergie released her first solo single in six years, "L.A. Love (La La)," at midnight Monday. The 39-year-old Black Eyed Peas singer, who was born and raised in Hacienda Heights, Calif., tweeted a picture of herself making music in the recording studio and included an iTunes link. "R u ready 4 this?" she asked her fans. DJ Mustard produced "L.A. Love (La La)," the debut single from Fergie's untitled sophomore album. When Fergie attended the iHeartRadio Music Festival Sept. 20, she revealed new music was on the horizon. "It's exactly a month after my [1-year-old son Axl]'s birthday," the singer said. "All these amazing things are happening. It's good vibes. We're sending L.A. love throughout the world. L.A. Love movement." Fergie released her debut solo album, The Dutchess, in 2006. It featured several hit singles, including "London Bridge," "Fergalicious (feat. will.i.am.)," "Glamorous (feat. Ludacris)" and "Clumsy." As Fergie revealed on Yahoo! Live, "The album's coming! I did two albums with the Peas, then I had The Dutchess, then we had [Black Eyed Peas'] The Beginning, which had 'Boom Boom Pow' and 'I Got a Feeling.'" The pop star has been working on the follow-up for years. As she told Ryan Seacrest in November 2013, "I've been just in my little creative cave and the ideas come when they come and that's the beauty of it. It's so not forced, so when I do come out with my album, I'm going to be really proud of it." The reason for the delay, she added, was her son's birth. "It was time for me to get a little break and have my kid." (Eonline)
Despite Usher being a judge on "The Voice," ticket sales for his world tour, "The UR Experience," have been lackluster. Music insiders tell us that most venues on the 27-city tour have been selling only a fraction of the available seats. They estimate sales are so soft that promoter Live Nation may lose $5 million on the project. "Usher's sales will be fine in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Toronto, but he's selling so badly in other markets that the good ones can't offset the bad ones," said one source. One reason might be the lack of a strong opening act -- August Alsina was to open, but recently collapsed during a performance and was hospitalized for a week. DJ Cassidy is also on the tour roster. Usher has also reportedly pushed back the release of his eighth album, "UR," to next year. (It had been slated for this fall.) The "UR Experience" kicks off in Quebec on Nov. 1 and ends in Tampa, Fla., on Dec. 14. Reps for Live Nation and Usher didn't get back to us. (Page Six)
Rapper Snoop Dogg says he'll do a concert in Alaska if voters in November approve an initiative legalizing recreational use of marijuana. Snoop Dogg is well known for his love of pot and said he would do a "wellness retreat concert" in Alaska if Ballot Measure 2 passes. KTUU reports the rapper made his comments during a webcast in which he interviewed former TV reporter Charlo Greene. Greene recently quit on-air after announcing she owned the Alaska Cannabis Club. Snoop's love of the green stuff is no secret. He's been busted with pot numerous times, though its understood Snoop holds a medical marijuana prescription in the state of California. While on tour in Australia earlier this year, he posted a photo of himself getting ready to feast on a plate of sliced summer fruit, chocolates, and bowl of uncut weed. (Billboard)
Billboard Hot 100
1. Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
2. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
3. Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj- Bang Bang (up from #5 LW)
Of course, it was probably expected that the A-list pair were going to drop some serious moolah on their lavish and luxurious nuptials, but the dollar amount for their special day might even be more than you imagined.
E! News has learned that the Hollywood star and his ladylove's Italian ceremony and the festivities leading up to it could add up to a grand total of nearly $4.6 million!
Let's break it down for you:
Hotel Stay: The bulk of the money goes toward the rooms for guests and the bride and groom. Hotel rooms at Cipriani varied between the Palladio Suite, which costs slightly more than $9,000 per night, and the Dogaressa Suite, which costs close to $8,000 per night. So three nights in the Palladio Suite would total around $31,000, while the same amount of nights in the Dogaressa is just short of $26,000.
Now take into consideration that roughly 95 rooms were being used at Ciprani, so with the above rates, the grand total comes to almost $3 million—just for the hotel!
Meanwhile, those who stayed at The Aman Hotel could have spent up to $4,650 per night.
The Big Night: Renting out The Aman for the wedding reception typically costs $250,000. The lighting, table rentals and other production rentals for the party total up to $300,000. Their five-course Italian style dinner on Saturday with Chef Riccardo de Pra cost around $300 per person, and with 100 guests, dinner came to a grand total of $30,000.
As for the flowers by Munaretto, a source tells E! News, "It depends on the final project, however Munaretto is quite expensive and for an excellent arrangement they will not take less than 200,000 euros or $250,000.
The Tux: Clooney's custom-made Giorgio Armani suit was over $5,000.
The Dress: Alamuddin's custom-made Alexander McQueen dress designed by Sarah Burton was a cool $380,000.
Transportation: According to our insider, the boats cost "600 euros per boat for just two hours. As they had all of the boat drivers on standby for 3 days, literally day and night," their bill for the boats at $400 per hour for 72 hours would equal $36,500.
Beverages: There were 250 bottles of champagne at $200, which comes to a total of $50,000 for bubbly. Meanwhile, 200 bottles of Grey Goose equals $8,000 and while we know they party received the 600 bottles of Casamigos Tequila for free, it would have cost them $30,000.
Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties: The two lovebirds each hung out with their pals for a nice separate dinner the night before their special day. Clooney's bachelor party at Da Ivo restaurant with his seven buddies on Friday cost approximately $250 per person, not including alcohol, so the guys had a bill of roughly $1,750. As for Alamuddin and her 10 ladies, they got a bill of somewhere near $2,000.
Sunday Festivities: The newlyweds kept the party going on Sunday with lunch and dinner with their guests and loved ones at Cipriani, which came to a grand total of nearly $15,000, not including alcohol.