Thursday, August 28th, 2014
- Time magazine claims an all-Nutella restaurant will open in New York and will feature breakfast pizzas, crepes, croissants and a bacon-banana-Nutella waffle sandwich
- Contact Music claims Robin Williams turned down a $600,000 offer to do two shows in Vegas.
InStyle: A Hillary Clinton-inspired clothing boutique has opened in Pristina, Kosovo. Besian Morina owns The Hillary and sells skirts and pantsuits. She tells the Post: “We respect her name and her personality here. Our clothes are modeled after her own fashion. Since she visited here, we are even more popular and we have been able to expand into another room. We thank her very much for that.”
The NY Daily News claims Miley Cyrus' MTV VMA date, Jesse Helt, is wanted by the police for violating his probation. In 2010, he was arrested for attempting to break into an apartment in Salem, Oregon. Jesse was charged with criminal trespassing and criminal mischief. The paper also claims he has repeatedly violated his probation with marijuana use, breaking curfew and failing to report to his probation officer.
** UPDATE **
Jesse's mom tells the Sun: "He was star struck after meeting Jimmy Fallon and Miley, he mentioned those individually but also said he met Jim Carrey and a bunch of others. Jesse's got a magnetic personality and wisdom too. I believe he wanted to pursue his dream on his own. There's timing for everything and god is our creator and he has a plan for everything."
Jesse's speech has helped raise $200,000 for L.A.'s homeless.
(1) People who are homeless have lived very hard lives. Jesse included.
(2) I hope that this can be the start of a national conversation about youth homelessness and how to end it.
(3) Does looking down upon the homeless help people excuse their inaction?
(4) The media never fails to disappoint. You’ve chosen to go after Jesse instead of covering the issue of youth homelessness :(
The National Enquirer claims Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's divorce is going to be nasty. A source tells the tabloid: ''There’s dueling claims of cheating. Nick also infuriated Mariah by bragging on the radio that he’d slept with Kim Kardashian before they wed – and further boasted about other beauties, including Nicole Scherzinger and Christina Milian. “It’s going to be nasty.”
A source tells Hollywoodlife.com: ''Whatever is going on in their relationship is between them ' Nick is adamant that he does not want the kids to think they're the issue nor does he want Mariah putting bad thoughts about their father in their head.''
A source tells E! the couple is acting civil. "She asked Nick to come over to the apartment yesterday to talk—that's why he was there. She told him she needed to get out of town and she was taking the kids with her. Nick was fine with it. The reports about him being concerned about the welfare of the kids aren't true. If he was worried, the kids wouldn't be with her, period. He thinks she's a good mom. She told him there would be one announcement about the divorce and it was going to come from her team. Nick said he was fine with this too. He knows he really upset her by speaking out of turn last week and has apologized for it."
A source tells People: “When things don’t go well career-wise, sometimes you turn on your other half. While she can be very down-to-earth and hilarious, she can also be high-maintenance.”
A source tells the Star: "Mariah can't stand the fact that Nick is spending time with other women and wants the divorce proceedings to go as quickly as possible.''
RADAR Online claims Oprah takes her six housekeepers on monthly shopping sprees. Eyewitness Carlos Galdamez tells the site he recently spotted them at a tony Santa Barbara store. “We heard a loud voice towards the entrance of the store say ‘Alright ladies! You have two minutes! Grab whatever you can! Two minutes!' I looked over to see who it was and walking towards us is freaking Oprah! She looked straight at me and said ‘hi!’ She handed her credit card to the lady behind the register and let her know that she would be paying for whatever the ladies wanted. She must have been spending thousands and thousands of dollars! I heard one of the ladies with Oprah speaking Spanish so I asked her in Spanish ‘Excuse me, what’s going on?’ She told me they were Oprah’s housekeepers and that once a month Oprah would take them down State Street in a limo, go shopping, and she’d pay for everything! “Mind you that when I look at the very humble looking housekeeper, in her hand she is carrying a Prada bag! Besides the fact that she was doing a very generous deed for these woman without any cameras around, she was very nice to us. It definitely made me like her a ton more after that.”
The National Enquirer claims George Clooney has invited Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie to his wedding. A source tells the tabloid: “George is extremely concerned that by inviting both these women, they’ll undoubtedly try to upstage each other and in so doing take the spotlight off the bride. “At first she (Angelina) was on the fence about going, because she’s not big on schmoozing at Hollywood get-togethers. But she quickly changed her mind after George told her that President Obama RSVP’d ‘Yes’!” Before that, she didn’t want Brad (Pitt) to go, either. But Brad, being such good friends with George, was going with or without her.”
Jennifer Aniston tells NBC that people pressure her to become a mother. "It's always such an issue of, 'Are you married yet? Do you have your babies yet?' It's constant. I don't know. I don't have this checklist of things that have to be done and if they're not checked I've failed some part of my feminism or being a woman or my value as a woman because I haven't birthed a child. I've birthed a lot of things and I feel I've mothered many things. I don't think it's fair to put that pressure on people."
Warner Bros. and the coffee company Eight O’Clock Coffee are opening a pop-up cafe modeled after Central Perk on 'Friends'. The New York coffee house will feature actual furniture from the show, including the orange sofa. A Central Perk blend will also be offered between September 17th and October 18th.
OK! magazine claims Christina Aguilera wants to do Playboy. A source tells the mag: “She plans to lose 40 lbs. in four months and has a secret incentive for snapping back into shape. She wants to pose for Playboy next year! Stripping down is totally her style.”
Gossip Cop claims the story is false.
Scooter Braun Is Going to Be a Dad! Justin Bieber's Manager and Wife Yael Expecting First Child. Scooter Braun, manager of pop stars Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, and his new wife, philanthropist Yael Cohen Braun, are expecting their first child together, E! News has learned exclusively. The two wed on July 6 in Canada. The wedding was attended by celebrities such as Bieber, singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and Tom Hanks, who was seen in a video posted by the pop star dancing while wearing traditional Jewish wedding grab -- white yarmulke on his head and tallit over his shoulders. Multiple sources have confirmed to E! News that Scooter and his wife are expecting a baby. In addition to Bieber and Grande, Scooter, the founder of the entertainment company SB Projects, also manages pop stars Cody Simpson and Carly Rae Jepson, teenage Dutch EDM producer and DJ Martin Garrix and British pop group Rixton. Yael is the founder and CEO of the cancer education organization FCancer. Scooter has already been honing his baby skills. Just after their wedding, Yael shared a sweet Instagram pic of her and her husband holding a couple's newborn while they visited the pair in a hospital. And it appears Scooter will be masterful at fulfilling any pregnancy cravings. "Best afternoon surprise ever! My husband spoils me with Nutella Cronuts," Yael said on Instagram on Monday. "I know I shouldn't be this thrilled about it.. But I am." (Eonline)
A precious script from "The Butler" -- signed by Oprah and the rest of the cast -- has been stolen ... and cops think it could turn up at an L.A. sale. Co-producer David Jacobson came home recently to find his doors flung wide open, his Hollywood house ransacked and his car missing. A frantic Jacobson searched inside and quickly noticed one of the pilfered items was the prized script. Cops determined Jacobson was hit by a burglar who had broken into other homes in the area. We're told 2 other victims found some of their stolen property at a nearby garage sale. Cops talked to the people who were running the sale and the guy told them who gave him the stuff to sell. So cops got a search warrant for the suspect's house -- Police found several stolen items and arrested 3 people at the house, but the script was nowhere to be found. (TMZ)
Young Jeezy didn't have just any old weapon when he was busted Sunday ... he was armed with a military style AK-47 ... according to court docs. We're told Jeezy is one of 6 people who've been charged with possessing the assault rifle ... a felony charge. All of the suspects were on the rapper's tour bus when cops found the weapon, and our sources say they all got charged because no one copped to owning it. We broke the story ... cops searched the bus while investigating the deadly shooting at Wiz Khalifa and Jeezy's concert last Friday. Two of Jeezy's entourage members are already convicted felons ... so they got 2 additional charges. (TMZ)
Maroon 5 Performs Seven Songs During V Album Release Party, Teases Upcoming Tour -- All the Details! The wait is almost over! Maroon 5's V is available Sept. 2, and to celebrate, the band performed seven songs at the iHeartRadio album release party inside the iHeartRadio Theater in Burbank, Calif. Tuesday. The concert was broadcast live on The CW and featured a Q&A with Elvis Duran and Christina Grimmie. Adam Levine was asked how he juggles his music commitments with NBC's The Voice. "I have no idea. I must be crazy," he joked. "That's the best I have at this moment. It's really hard. It's a lot of fun to do these jobs. I feel very lucky to have so many jobs. It's hard enough to get one, let alone several thousand like I have." Asked when Maroon 5 will hit the road, he said, "We're going to tour...at some point." Grimmie also took a few questions from Twitter users. "What is the weirdest thing a fan has ever thrown on stage?" she asked. "Um, like a bill that they wanted me to pay," Levine said. "It was like a rent check and I took it and I just paid it, honestly. It was really creepy, though! Please don't do that anymore." During the commercial break, Levine said his rent check answer was "total bulls--t," adding, "I made that up." The singer also revealed on stage that Billy Joel "is the only person who knows what Maroon 5 stands for." Dancing With the Stars' Mark Ballas and The Bachelor's Chris Harrison were in the audience, as was Levine's wife, Victoria's Secret Angel Behati Prinsloo. "She was in the VIP area on the balcony. She was wearing white skinny jeans, a black tank top, a denim shirt and a black hat," a source tells E! News. "She was chatting to her girlfriend for ages. Seemed to be in a good mood and was dressed super casual." Maroon 5's set list featured hit singles from four of their five albums, including "One More Night," "Maps," "This Love," "Daylight," "Love Somebody," "It Was Always You" and "Moves Like Jagger." An encore of the TV special will air Sept. at 9 p.m. ET. (Eonline)
Nicki Minaj did everything to make her MTV VMAs performance as racy as possible, but couldn't get a "mature audiences" rating from the network. Sources tell us Minaj pushed to get the "TV-MA" rating for her writhing, twerk-filled routine to her song "Anaconda." The video features the female rapper in a thong, giving Drake a lap dance. But MTV carefully filmed Minaj's performance on the VMAs -- rated TV-14 -- with strategic camera angles focusing on her upper body. The network last year took heat over Miley Cyrus' raunchy number with Robin Thicke and sources believe the suits took steps to prevent any furor from scolds this year. "It wasn't as racy as we were anticipating," admitted Melissa Henson, director of the Parents Television Council. "What we were expecting to see was what was in the video -- a guy up on the stage and her performing lap dances." She added, "Her costume was less revealing during the VMAs than it was in the music video. The elements were there, but the most offensive content was edited out. Whether Nicki Minaj had anything to do with that or MTV or network standards and practices, I don't know, but we were relieved to see that it wasn't as bad as it might have been." But an MTV spokesperson denied there was any conversation between Minaj and the network about racy content for her performance, and Minaj's rep didn't get back to us. (Page Six)
Just when you thought you'd seen it all! We can't tell you how surprised we were when this landed in our inbox. Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett are starring in H&M's new Christmas campaign for 2014. The two superstars will both appear in the TV campaign, performing a track from their album Cheek to Cheek, which will be released on 23 September, 2014. The campaign will make its global TV debut at the end of November, and H&M's website will have an extended version, which the Little Monsters will love, we're sure. Lady Gaga, currently on her art RAVE: ARTPOP Ball Tour, is, without a doubt, one of her generation's greatest stars, bridging the worlds of music and fashion in everything she does. Tony Bennett, in his 7th decade as a world-class performer, is a 17-time Grammy winner, and NEA Jazz Master. Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's new album has been long-awaited, and brings together a present day icon with one of the legends of music. Lady G and Tony B are pretty much joined at the hip these days, as well as the new album, Gaga even had a tattoo dedicated to the jazz legend. (British Glamour)