Friday, October 24th, 2014
- Robin Williams' daughter has honored her late father by getting a tattoo of a hummingbird on her hand with his birthdate
- Jennifer Lawrence has purchased a $7 million California home. It has a pool, a stone courtyard and a koi pond.
- The Sun Times claims Sears is planning to close 76 stores
- Hollywoodlife.com claims Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs in a new movie about the Apple mogul's life
- The Situation plead not guilty yesterday to tax fraud
- Halle Berry is launching a new line of lingerie called Scandale. It will be sold at Target
No Monica: The anti-bullying group StopCyberbullying does not want Monica Lewinsky speaking on behalf of victims. The Hill quotes StopCyberbullying founder Parry Aftab as saying: "I find it a bit insulting to the people who have been cyber bullied to have Monica Lewinsky step out and say she's the poster-child for cyber bullying. Look at her interviews — it's all about Monica/ She's setting us back years. She doesn't know what she's talking about. One of the housewives from Real Housewives of Orange County came to us the other week — I don't even remember her name. We said, 'No.' These people just want the publicity."
TMZ claims Mama June is allegedly dating a child molestor. Mark McDaniel was convicted in 2004 of aggravated child molestation for forcing an 8-year-old child to perform oral sex. The girl is a relative of Mama June's. A rep for TLC tells TMZ. "TLC is not currently in production on HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO. We are very concerned about this new information and are reassessing the future of the series.''
June's daughter Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon tells RADAR Online: “They story is not true. My mom left Mark 10 years ago. They haven’t seen nor talked [to each other] in 10 years. She is all about the kids. She only needs us girls, no one else. We are all sticking together as one happy family with us four girls.
McDaniel's son Michael McDaniel tells E!: "They are not dating, it's been 10 years. His criminal record was [the result of] false accusation. My father is a good man and a good father, he has always been good, he would never hurt anyone."
Perez Hilton claims Kate Hudson once found Matthew McConaughey naked and howling in the woods. The site quotes her as saying: 'It's bear country. We're all inside the house talking and having a glass of wine and all of a sudden I look at his friends and I'm like, 'Guys, where's Matthew?' And they go, 'I don't know.' I'm like, 'It's f*ckin' dark outside, we should probably go look for him.' I found him standing on a rock, butt naked howling and gesturing. I was like, 'OK, there's Matthew McConaughey and he's fine. He's totally fine. We can definitely say that Matthew is one with nature.'
Contact Music claims Kat Von D's tattoo parlor caught on fire yesterday. A neighboring barber shop also caught on fire. The cause of the blaze is currently under investigation.
Sofia Vergara's ex, Nick Loeb, tells In Touch Weekly that they split because he wanted kids and she didn't. "We had different things we wanted to do with our lives. She’s focused on her career. The most important thing for me is to get married and have kids. That wasn’t her focus. I completely understood. She’s at the height of her career, and, as she says all the time, she’s taking advantage of her 15 minutes of fame because who knows how long that will last."
Keira Knightley: My Prom Date Was a Girl. It's hard to believe, but Keira Knightley says there were no boys interested in taking her to prom. So she went with a girl! "It was a she," the Brit actress says during a game of 20 questions she filmed with her Laggies co-star Sam Rockwell. Knightley said, "Neither of us got invited by anybody else. No guys came anywhere near us. But she had black tie because it was black tie." And Knightley has kept in touch with her date. How many of us can say that? "She actually texted me at lunch," she said. "She is over from New York visiting her mum in England and wondered if I was there to have dinner with her." In Laggies (in theaters tomorrow), Knightley plays a woman who befriends a high school student (Chloe Grace Moretz) and her father (Rockwell) after she panics when her boyfriend proposes.
Teresa Giudice has been sentenced to serve her 15 month jail time at the Danbury, Connecticut prison camp that the series Orange is the New Black is based on, the Associated Press reported. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star made a request earlier this week, to serve most of her sentence at a halfway house, which would have allowed her to work, and make visits home during the weekend. On Wednesday, Oct. 22, however, a federal judge told the reality TV star her request would not be granted, and that her timing for such applications was all wrong. As Us Weekly previously reported, Guidice's crisis manager Wendy Feldman ended her contract with her high profile client on Monday, Oct. 20, for not following due process in her representations to the Bureau of Prisons. Guidice, who was sentenced to 15 months in prison for bankruptcy fraud and conspiracy with her husband Joe Giudice (he received a 41 month sentence) has been told to report to the prison camp facility on January 5, 2015. The couple will serve their sentences concurrently so one parent is always available to be home with their four daughters. The prison camp is the inspiration behind the hit Netflix series OITNB, which is based on a memoir by Piper Kerman, who served a year at the facility. Guidice will not be the only celebrity resident Danbury has seen in recent months. On Friday, Oct. 3, singer Lauryn Hill was released from the prison camp, after serving a three-month sentence for tax evasion. (US Weekly)
Melissa Rivers will sue the medical center where Joan died and the doctors as well because it's the only way she can find out what really happened to her mom. Sources connected to the Rivers family tell TMZ ... after the New York Dept. of Health and Human Services came out with its findings that Yorkville Endoscopy LLC was "deficient" in surgical services and medical staff ... Melissa tried to find out the root of the problems and if they caused her mom's death, but she was shut down. We're told Melissa got advice from her lawyers ... the only way to know precisely what happened is to file a lawsuit, which entitles her to force doctors and facility staff to sit for sworn depositions and answer questions about what happened the day Joan stopped breathing. Melissa, we're told, is frustrated because it's apparent the facility and the Dept. of Health know exactly what happened, so her only recourse is court. (TMZ)
Halle Berry Is Launching a Lingerie Line -- Get the Scoop! Elegant, sophisticated and undeniably sexy? Must be Halle Berry's new lingerie line. The Oscar winner is adding lingerie designer to her resume, teaming up with Target to launch the revitalized Scandale Paris line. And really, we're not surprised -- Esquire's 2008 Sexiest Woman Alive knows a thing or two about, well, looking sexy. The 10-piece collection blends Parisian romance with a sense of timeless sophistication. And the best part? The intimates are designed to fit a bargainsita's budget -- we're talking $16 bras, ladies! "I fell in love with Scandale while I was in Paris, because the brand reminded me of the city itself -- beautiful and inspiring," Berry said in a statement. "I am excited for the US debut to be at Target and to launch the brand globally in 2015.
Orlando Bloom surprisingly spoke out about his relationship with Selena Gomez ... and he says there's LESS than meets the eye. Orlando flew to LAX Wednesday and talked to photogs about the first leg of his trip ... where he flew to Canada with Selena Gomez. Orlando says it was nothing more than the fact that they were both attending We Day ... a conference to inspire young people the change the world by doing good things. Apparently banging is not necessarily one of those things. (TMZ)
Brad Pitt Gets Awkward When Zach Galifianakis Asks Him About Famous Jennifer Aniston Friends Scene. Zach Galifianakis is comfortable with the uncomfortable. The actor interviewed Brad Pitt for his Emmy Award-winning Funny or Die web series Between Two Ferns. While Pitt waited to start, an in-character Galifianakis rudely spoke to someone off camera. "I'm just saying that I interviewed the president last time, and now I'm going to go back to interviewing dumb actors," he whispered as Pitt pretended not to listen. "It's all I'm saying! It's fine! It's fine! He's a big star." After the interview began, it only got worse. Calling the Fury star "Bradley Pitts" as "Bart Pit, 12 Years a Salve" appeared on the chyron, the amiable actor didn't correct Galifianakis. Instead, the 50-year-old celebrity said it was his "pleasure" to be there. "How old were you when you lost your virginity, 0?" Galifianakis asked. Pitt doesn't answer, so the Birdman star offered to share his own story. "I'd...really not like to hear that," Pitt politely told him. Galifianakis also poked fun at Pitt's appearance saying, "You play a lot of people that are kind of Nazi haters, which is weird to me." Pitt asked him to explain, and the Hangover actor replied, "Because you look like Hitler's dream." Pitt nodded his head and said, "Yes, I understand the conundrum of it all." The awkwardness didn't end there. Galifianakis gave him a wrapped gift that Pitt assumed to be a bong. "You know I'm a dad now," the father of six said. "That's a bassoon," Galifianakis said before handing him a wrapped lighter. "We don't bassoon in my house anymore," Pitt said of no longer smoking weed.
Charli XCX took a break from touring Wednesday night to perform at an unlikely venue: a high school gymnasium. The chart-topping 22-year-old pop star delivered the tunes "I Love It," "Fancy" and "Boom Clap" to a crowd of excited high school students at Aspire Pacific Academy's homecoming dance. She later manned the DJ booth. "Homecoming dances and proms are an American thing I've always been very fascinated with because all of my favorite movies end with a prom or something like that," said Charli, who was born and raised in England. "I was really excited because I thought it was going to be like my own 'Jawbreaker' moment." The special homecoming takeover was sponsored by Ubisoft, the video game developer whose recently released "Just Dance 2015? features tracks from Charli. Ubisoft decided to host the "Fancy" dance at Aspire Pacific Academy because of the charter school's commitment to performing arts and higher education. "When I got a feel for how big this was going to be, I pretty much gave all artistic license over to them because I knew it was going to be big and fun," said John Zapata, the school's principal, who broke the news to students that Charli XCX would perform in their gym. "We're a small charter school. We don't have the resources to do a dance like this. We don't even normally have homecoming."
Breakthrough newcomers Sam Smith and 5 Seconds of Summer will take the stage at the 2014 American Music Awards. Dick Clark Productions announced Thursday that Mary J. Blige will join the British pop crooner and Australian boy band at the Nov. 23 event at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. It will air live on ABC. Smith and 5SOS will compete for new artist of the year. Iggy Azalea is the leading nominee at the AMAs with six. John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams each have five nominations. Lorde is up for four honors at the fan-voted show. Those acts are all nominated for artist of the year, competing with Beyonce, Luke Bryan, Eminem, Imagine Dragons and One Direction. Pitbull will host the show and perform. (Billboard)
In honor of Toronto Fashion Week, CBC Radio designed a paper doll version of Drake. This one can go on the shelf next to your Drake lint-roller. Print out your very own doll here. Doll owners can choose to dress Drake in a number of different outfits -- including a Toronto Raptors uniform, obviously. Presumably true fans will also create their own outfits for the doll, as five or six may not be enough for a fashionista like Drizzy. CBC Radio is not the first to come up with rap-related cut-outs. A book published last year by Shea Serrano (a staff writer at Grantland), Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book, included some similar assignments -- like cutting out your own pair of eyeglasses to match TLC's Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. (Billboard)
Iggy Azalea has been crushing the music charts as of late, thanks to hits such as "Fancy" and "Black Widow," and now, she's rapping about her newfound success in her latest single.
Titled "Iggy SZN," the upbeat track features a heavy dance beat which is sure to please clubgoers as Azalea boastfully raps about her popularity and rapid rise to fame.
"Everywhere I go they say it's Iggy SZN/ Til I get what I want, baby I ain't leavin'...Simmer down bitch/ It's Iggy SZN," the blond beauty playfully raps in the chorus.
Next month, the 24-year-old musician is set to re-release her debut album, The New Classic, under the title Re-classified. The record will reportedly feature five new songs, including her upcoming single, "Beg for It," featuring Mø, as well as the just released "Iggy SZN" in addition to collaborations with both Ellie Goulding and Jennifer Hudson.
Azalea has a number of projects in the works. Not only has she been busy in the studio, but it was also revealed on Wednesday that the Aussie stunner and her Laker beau Nick Young are starring together in Forever 21's 2014 Holiday Campaign.
She's also expected to make her debut on Saturday Night Live as a musical guest on Oct. 25.
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