Tuesday October 21st
BETHENNY FRANKEL CONFIRMS 'REAL HOUSEWIVES' RETURN
Despite previous interviews claiming she was eyeing some other reality project, Bethenny Frankel has officially confirmed her return to The Real Housewives of New York City. She broke the news in a press release yesterday saying, "I'm genuinely excited, with a side of slightly nervous, for my return to The Real Housewives of New York City.
KRISTEN STEWART IS READY FOR A BREAK
Kristen Stewart is ready to take a break from acting to pursue her other artistic interests. While promoting her new film Camp X-Ray, she discussed her futures plans with USA Today saying, "I'm taking some time off because I've been working for two years. I'm an actor and that's my art form, and because I started that so young, I've always felt intimidated and insufficient when I think about other forms of art I want to create. I'm going to take so much time off. I'm going to buy a live-work space in downtown LA and I'm going to make some stuff with my hands.
JAMES FRANCO ACCUSED OF TACKLING PHOTOGRAPHER
A photographer filled out a police report over the weekend claiming that he injured his back and damaged his camera as a result of being tackled by James Franco. The incident occurred at a Lana Del Rey concert at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Friday (October 17th) where witnesses say James was allegedly laughing as ran head first into the paparazzo. James has not addressed the incident. He attended the show with Pretty Little Liars actor Keegan Allen.
KIM KARDASHIAN HAS DIVA DEMANDS TO PROMOTE A PRODUCT
A company looking to hire Kim Kardashian to promote their product has leaked an email of the reality star's alleged demands in order to make an endorsement deal. According to Radar Online, Kim charges $750,000 to $1 million as just a flat fee. The email from her rep also states that she requires, "5 first class tickets, plus 1 coach, first class hotel accommodations -- 1 suite for talent and standard rooms for others in party, portal to portal first class exclusive ground transportation, airport greeter service, security, glam fee --day rate for her hair and makeup squad, and a per diem. We would need approval over photographer, all photos used in print materials, glam squad -- hair, makeup, stylist, manicurist, hotel/airline/car service and PR usage. We would need to review and approve the media plan with her PR team." The email also reportedly explains that Kendall Jenner is also available for similar price but less of the added demands.
JIMMY FALLON PREVIEWS NEW CHILDREN'S BOOK
Jimmy Fallon's upcoming children's book is all about trying to get your child to say "dada." The picture book, called Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada, will be hitting stores on June 9th and acts as a how-to book in couching your kid to speak up. The Tonight Show host said, "This is one of the few celebrity books that you can tell was actually written by a celebrity." The idea came about after Jimmy's daughter, Winnie Rose, learned how to call out to her mother before saying "Dada." The proud papa added, "My baby personally approved of the beautiful artwork by Miguel Ordóñez."
'MY LITTLE PONY' MOVIE ON THE WAY
Hasbro has announced plans for a big-screen version of My Little Pony. The animated movie will be written by Joe Ballarini who previously worked on Ice Age: Continental Drift. It will hit theaters in 2017.
NEW DETAILS ON 'SHARKNADO 3'
Syfy has revealed that the third installment of the Sharknado series will be taking please on the "feast coast" which is from Washington D.C. to Orlando, Florida. The previous installments took place in New York City and L.A. No casting announcements have been made yet but Ian Ziering and Tara Reid are expected to reprise their roles.
USA RENEWS 'CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST'
USA is keeping the cameras rolling on the Chrisley family. The network has announced plans for a 12-episode third season of their reality series Chrisley Knows Best. The second season premiered last week and scored its highest ratings to date. The family will also star in a holiday special airing this December.
Monday October 20th
STEPHEN COLLINS WILL PROBABLY NOT BE CHARGED
Sources connected to the NYPD and LAPD are telling TMZ that Stephen Collins will most likely not be charged in the molestation cases that he confessed to in a recently leaked audio recording from a therapy session. Because the alleged incidents occurred decades ago, it is believed he will avoid prosecution due to the statute of limitations. The actor's estranged wife claims that there were more recent instances but no victims have come forward.
SHIA LABEOUF EXPLAINS ALEC BALDWIN DRAMA
Shia LaBeouf admits to being at fault for his clashes with Alec Baldwin while rehearsing for their Broadway show Orphans. The Fury actor appears in the new issue of Interview where he attempts to explain his behavior which resulted in his firing from the show last year. Shia tells the magazine, "Alec and I butted heads hard. I was sleeping in the park...At the time, I was out of my mind. My whole goal was to intimidate the f**k out of Baldwin. That was the role. And it wasn't going to be fake. I wanted him to be scared. So I went about doing that for three weeks of rehearsal."
BRUCE JENNER IS DATING KRIS' FORMER FRIEND AND ASSISTANT
Bruce Jenner is rumored to be moving on from his marriage to Kris Jenner with her former friend and assistant, Ronda Kamihira. Several news outlets are reporting that Bruce has been spending a lot of time with Ronda and his ex-wife is allegedly not happy about it. According to People, Kris is "devastated and shocked" that her friend of over 20 years is betraying her like this. Bruce and Ronda were first spotted out together at the Elton John concert in L.A. earlier this month where they spent time with his son Brandon Jenner and his wife.
CHANNING TATUM STRIPPER VIDEO GOES VIRAL ONLINE
A video of Channing Tatum performing a routine during his days as a stripper back in 1999 made its way around the internet over the weekend. The Magic Mike star worked at a Florida club called Male Encounter and danced under the name "Chan Crawford." The club's owner told Us Weekly, "He was shy at first, but really knew how to work the stage. Women went crazy for him!"
Contact Music claim Lady Gaga recently requested 1,000 candles be placed in her backstage area before a gig. A source tells the sites: ''Gaga has been on the road for around six months, so she knows what to do to make herself at home. Hanging white drapes and scattering candles everywhere calms her down and comforts her before she goes on stage, so she makes sure tons are there before she arrives. She insists her dog, Asia, comes to her dressing room. Asia watched the show on screens.''
'BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER' STAR ARRESTED
Former Buffy the Vampire Slayer actor and newlywed Nicholas Brendon was arrested on Friday night (October 17th) in Idaho. He was taken into custody for allegedly creating a disturbance in the lobby of his hotel with the staff. Nicholas apparently appeared to be drunk and refused to listen to the officers' commands when they arrived on the scene. The argument was over a decorative dish that he was blamed for breaking but refused to pay for. Nicholas was in Idaho for a Comic Con event.
GWEN STEFANI RELEASES NEW SINGLE
No Doubt's Gwen Stefani hasn't released a solo project since 2006 but she's back. The singer is working on a new solo set and released a new single, "Baby Don't Lie," today, October 20th. The song was written by Stefani, Benny Blanco, OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, and Noel Zancanella. Stefani has also been in the studio with Calvin Harris who took to Instagram to share a preview of their collaboration.
CHECK OUT THE FULL SONG HERE
Friday October 17th
CHARLIE SHEEN SINGLE AGAIN
RADAR Online claims Charlie Sheen and porn star Brett Rossi, aka Scotty, are no more. He says: “Scotty and I had a great year together as we traveled the world and crossed a lot of things off our bucket list. She’s a terrific gal, but we’ve mutually decided to go our separate ways and to not spend the rest of our lives together. “I’ve decided that my children deserve my focus more than a relationship does right now. I still have tremendous fondness for Scotty and I wish her all the best.”
InTouch Weekly claims Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is telling friends that he will likely go to jail for alleged tax fraud. A source tells the mag: “He knows there’s no way he can avoid it. Mike is panicking. He’s openly told his friends, ‘I am going to jail'.'' Mike is facing nine years for allegedly not paying taxes on $8.9 million in income.
SARAH JESSICA PARKER
TMZ claims Sarah Jessica Parker's makeup artist has been arrested for stealing three designer purses over six months. Leslie Lopez stole the handbags from a Bal Harbour, Florida Saks Fifth Avenue in January, April and June. Combined, the Fendi bag and two Louis Vuitton's were worth nearly $10,000. Leslie turned herself in because she is 'cleaning up her act'.
SELENA GOMEZ 'I GET PICKED ON BY GROWN ADULTS'
Selena Gomez has opened up about being criticized by adults. She told E! News, "I get picked on by grown adults all the time. It’s grown-ups and I don’t get it. It just baffles me. I wish I could sit them down and say, ‘What were you doing at 15? What were you doing at 18? What were you doing at 21?’ Because I can guarantee you it’s not half of what I’ve done."
CHANNING TATUM KNOW'S HE ISN'T SMART
Channing Tatum is the subject of a new article for T magazine where he discusses his struggle growing up with ADHD and dyslexia. He reveals, "I have never considered myself a very smart person, for a lot of reasons. Not having early success on that one path messes with you. You get lumped in classes with kids with autism and Down Syndrome, and you look around and say, Okay, so this is where I’m at. Or you get put in the typical classes and you say, All right, I'm obviously not like these kids either. So you're kind of nowhere. You're just different. The system is broken. If we can streamline a multibillion-dollar company, we should be able to help kids who struggle the way I did." Channing also talks about adjusting to fatherhood saying, "You notice your behavior, like, Wow, I don't have much patience right now. Why is that? You spend the day watching this thing constantly taking in information, and you have to be sure you're making that happen. At the end of the day when I put her to bed, I feel glad to have some peace but say to myself, That was so much fun."
KESHA HAS EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT HER CLAIMS AGAINST DR. LUKE
TMZ has reported that Kesha's rehab doctors are going to reportedly provide evidence to support her sexual assault allegations against Dr. Luke. As previously reported Kesha filed a lawsuit against the producer earlier this week, saying that he emotionally, physically and sexually abused her. Sources told the site that Kesha first revealed that she was abused by Dr. Luke to her doctors while in rehab for an eating disorder earlier this year.
The doctor's notes will reportedly be used as evidence in the case. Sources close to Kesha also said that the reason she didn't go to the police before is because she was suffering from a Stockholm Syndrome-like perspective. They claimed that Kesha was blinded by their lengthy working relationship and she didn't have "free will."
KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN IS HAVING A GIRL
Sources are telling Us Weekly that Kourtney Kardashian's third child will be a girl. The reality star has yet to confirm the news herself but it is believed four-year-old Mason and two-year-old Penelope will be getting a baby sister. The news of Kourtney's pregnancy was first reported in June and has been a major storyline in the ninth season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
HEIDI KLUM IS OFFICIALLY DIVORCED
Heidi Klum has finalized her divorce from Seal. The split became official earlier this week and sources tell TMZ that it was a clean break. There was reportedly no arguing over the division property and neither of them will be getting spousal support. Their custody agreement over their four children is being kept confidential. Heidi first filed for divorce in April 2012.
SAM SMITH ANNOUNCES HEADLINING TOUR DATES
Sam Smith is set to embark on a North American tour this winter. Sam will kick of his "In the Lonely Hour" tour in Atlanta, GA at the Fox Theatre on January 9, 2015. He will make stops in....
Washington, D.C. – Patriot Center - Jan 12th
Philadelphia, PA – The Liacouras Center - Jan 13th
New York, NY – Madison Square Garden - Jan 15th
Thursday October 16th
AMANDA BYNES MAY BE AWAY FOR A YEAR
Sources are telling TMZ that Amanda Bynes will likely be confined and medicated for up to a year under the new conservatorship being pitched to the judge. Her doctors are allegedly recommending another LPS Hold which is usually put in place when "the patient is gravely disabled as a result of a mental disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism." The hold will allow Amanda's doctors to administer meds against her will at either a hospital or another facility. The judge is expected to make the call within the week.
KENDRA WILKINSON IS RECONSIDERING DIVORCE
There are rumors that divorce is back on the table for Kendra Wilkinson now that new audio has surfaced of an alleged phone call between Hank Baskett and the transgender model he cheated with. A source told Us Magazine, "Hank had told Kendra multiple times that no recordings existed between him and the woman. He said they never spoke again after 'the incident.' She thinks that everything he told her is a lie. The sense of trust she was rebuilding with Hank is gone again." Kendra recently discussed the status of their relationship with HuffPost Live saying, "At the end of the day, I don't want to be a stupid girl. I don't want to be stupid, but I know Hank loves me...At the end of the day, I have to take things one step at a time and really figure things out. Our number one priority is making sure these two kids are raised with two parents, and we want to give them a great life."
SHIA LABEOUF RAISES MONEY FOR CANCER RESEARCH THANKS TO ELLEN
Shia LaBeouf is doing his part to help raise $10,000 for cancer research thanks to his recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Ellen gave him a pair of pink tights with "Ellen for the Cure" written on the butt for him to wear while running. She explained, "We got you a gift because we've been partnering with Ulta Beauty all month long to raise awareness for breast cancer research. And since you like to wear leggings and you run every single day -- if you wear these out and you're photographed and post a picture of it, Ulta Beauty will donate $10,000 towards breast cancer research." Shia was later spotted running around L.A. in the bright pink pants which he matched with a black t-shirt and black baseball cap.
LIONEL RICHIE COULD BE KHLOE KARDASHIANS DAD
There's a rumor going around that Lionel Richie is Khloe Kardashian's real father. Supposedly, Lionel had an affair with KRIS JENNER back in the early '80s, and some people think Khloe looks like Lionel's 16-year-old daughter Sofia.
ROBIN THICKE DIVORCE PARTY
Robin Thicke threw himself a divorce party Friday night at his house in the Hollywood Hills. There were plenty of girls.. Plus Leonardo Dicaprio. A source says, quote, "Leo and Robin were being super flirtatious and talking to tons of girls, Everyone was dancing until past 3:00 A.M."
FIVE COUPLES GET ENGAGED AT ED SHEERAN CONCERT
Five couples got engaged at Ed Sheeran's concert in London earlier this week. According to Buzzfeed, Ed actually interrupted his concert to congratulate all five of the happy couples. Not only did he congratulate them, he invited himself and the 18,000 other fans that were in the arena to each of the weddings. Ed told the couples, "And don’t forget that when the day comes, Ed is a great name for a baby boy or girl. Edward, Eddie, Edwina, or even Edmund."
JAY LENO EXPLAINS FORMER FEUD WITH JOAN RIVERS
Jay Leno admits The Tonight Show ban on Joan Rivers was just too awkward after Johnny Carson passed away to invite her back. The former host sat down with Access Hollywood where he opened up about Joan and why he kept Carson's ban alive once he took over the gig. Jay said, "I didn't want to do it while Johnny was alive out of respect for Johnny. I don't think he wanted to see her on the show and that's why we didn't do it." He went on to explain why it was still in effect after Johnny's death saying, "It got a little awkward by that point. Joan was sort of going on and on about me and I thought let's let the ground lie fallow for a while and see what happens, but she always kind of kept it going.
CHRIS NOTH CALLS CARRIE A WHOLE WHILE REFLECTING ON 'SEX AND THE CITY'
Former Sex and the City actor Chris Noth has some strong feelings on his character, Mr. Big's relationship with Carrie Bradshaw. He recently chatted with News.com.au about how he finds himself defending the character to fans of the show. Chris explained, "In the beginning, Law & Order was the hit, but then when I did Sex and the City, that was a whole other thing. The reaction to that was just overwhelming and shocking, frankly. I don't think I've ever gotten over it; it completely changed my life. When I was younger I resented that -- 'Oh, I've got to destroy that image' -- but people want to see you as they want to see you.
'FRIENDS' IS HEADING TO NETFLIX
Netflix will debut all 10 seasons of Friends on its streaming service starting on January 1st, 2015. To celebrate the deal, the company has released a video of The Rembrandts performing the show's theme song in the Central Perk pop-up shop in New York City. The video also features James Michael Tyler who played Gunther on the series. Friends debuted on NBC on September 22nd, 1994.
Wednesday October 15th
BRAD PITT FEELS SAFER WITH A GUN IN THE HOUSE
Brad Pitt grew up around guns and feels more comfortable with one in the house. The Fury star recently revealed that his father raised him with a "deep respect for the weapon" and that he had his own shotgun by the time he was six. Brad also told The Independent, "There's a rite of passage where I grew up of inheriting your ancestors' weapons. My brother got my dad's. I got my grandfather's shotgun when I was in kindergarten. It's very strange, but I feel better having a gun. I don't feel the house is completely safe if I don't have one hidden somewhere. That's my thinking, right or wrong."
KESHA ACCUSES DR. LUKE OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AND ABUSE
Kesha has sued producer Dr. Luke -- accusing him of sexual assault and physical, verbal and emotional abuse, claiming that he drugged her before forcing himself on her. According to TMZ, Kesha said that Dr. Luke made numerous sexual advances at her from the beginning of their professional collaboration. She also claimed that when she was 18-years-old, he forced her to snort a substance before boarding a plane, then forced himself on her. Kesha opened up about a different occasion, saying that Luke provided her with something he referred to as "sober pills." When she woke up the next day, she was naked in his bed with no recollection of what had happened.
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE BOOKS PRINCE AND CHRIS ROCK
NBC announced Tuesday that Prince and Chris Rock will appear on Saturday Night Live on November 1 as the musical guest and host.
IRON MAN MAY RETURN FOR 'CAPTAIN AMERICA 3'
The recent rumors of Robert Downey Jr. reprising his role as Iron Man may actually be true. The actor has been teasing another project with Marvel which is now believed to be an appearance as Tony Stark in the third Captain America movie. According to Us Weekly, the sequel will reportedly bring the Civil War story from the comic books to the big screen and it may turn into an Avengers reunion. One source said, "Robert Downey is in talks to be in Captain America 3, along with Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, and Anthony Mackie."
JESSICA SIMPSON'S APPEARANCE PRICE TAG
Heat magazine claims Jessica Simpson spends $1,000,000 a year on her appearance. A source tells the mag: ''She spends an enormous amount on maintenance of her skin, face, legs and hair. She spends a grand a week on tanning - the basic cost of being Jessica Simpson is easily $1 m a year. She loves eyelash extensions and has them touched up twice a week.
A girl comes to her house and she pays her $500 each time. Jessica's convinced she has cellulite and spends at least $2,000 a month on laser and light treatments smoothing out the back of her thighs and butt. Jessica's beauty costs also include $230,000-a-year for an on-call hairstyling team and $50,000 on bust treatments. Jessica uses Natural Breast Enlargement Cream twice a day. She also has the upper part of her chest massaged twice a week to help. Jess trains with Harley Pasternak three times a week at $1,500 per session.''
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS
In his new autobiography, Neil Patrick Harris jokes that Burt Reynolds made him realize he was gay when they worked together. He says, quote, "As a joke at the end of one take, Burt leans over and kisses you square on the mouth. It makes you uncomfortable and, it will ultimately turn out, gay. Burt Reynolds' kiss makes you gay."
SIMON COWELL NOT A HANDS ON DAD
No matter how you feel about his parenting style, you have to give SIMON COWELL props for his honesty. Because he freely admits he lets the nannies do the heavy-lifting when it comes to his 8-month-old son Eric. He says, quote, "I'm going to be honest, I'm not exactly a hands-on dad. I want to fast forward a few years so I can take him go-karting and then introduce him to women."
But he adds, quote, "I'm probably in a far better position to be a father now than I would have been 10 years ago. That's the way I'd look at it. And at the end of the day we have really great nannies that are bloody amazing, so I don't have to worry."
CHRISTINA AGUILERA AND PHARRELL WILLIAMS RETURNING TO 'THE VOICE'
Don't call it a comeback for Christina Aguilera and Pharrell Williams. According to The Voice's host Carson Daily, Christina and Pharrell will be returning to the show next year. The pair will be re-joining coaches Adam Levine and Black Shelton for the show's eighth season. The eighth season will re-launch in spring 2015.
Tuesday October 14th
STEPHEN COLLINS LATEST
Stephen Collins is denying reports he used his role on 7th Heaven to meet minors. His rep tells the Daily Mirror: "This was an absolutely untrue and outrageous allegation by Mr. Collins' very angry, dejected and emotionally unstable wife." A source tells TMZ: "The notion that Stephen used his role on '7th Heaven' for any improper purpose is completely false and just another example of Faye fabricating a story to gain an advantage in the divorce proceedings."
AMANDA BYNES LATEST UPDATE
Amanda Bynes will remain on an involuntary psychiatric hold for at least two more weeks. Psychiatrists extended her involuntary 72-hour hold after determining that she's currently a "danger to herself, and to others, They can keep her even longer if a judge thinks it's necessary. Amanda was also put on an involuntary psychiatric hold last July, and remained hospitalized for two months. Then, she spent another two months in a rehab facility. She was unleashed last December . . . and that lasted about 10 months.
MARTHA STEWART MOCKS GWYNETH PALTROW IN MAGAZINE
Martha Stewart has taken another swipe at Gwyneth Paltrow in their professional feud over their competing lifestyle brand. The 73-year-old has written a piece for the November issue of Martha Stewart Living which is titled "Conscious Coupling." Martha makes no mention of Gwyneth in the food-focused story which reads, "Every Thanksgiving table should be blessed with the presence of a long-married pair who bring out the best in each other, are completely enamored despite their differences, and leave every other guest thinking, I'll have what they're having. Our holiday pies honor such so there's a pleasant mix of textures and flavors in every bite. No matter how you slice partnerships, each spotlighting the perfect marriage of crust and filling these six irresistible desserts, there is a whole lot to love."
SIMON COWELL CALLS HIMSELF THE LAST ICONIC BACHELOR
Simon Cowell may be in a relationship with his baby mama, Lauren Silverman, but he is apparently not looking to give up his bachelor status any time soon. The music mogul recently chatted to UK's Hello! magazine where he explained that George Clooney's wedding has left him with a very prestigious title.
Simon said, "I'm the only iconic bachelor left in the entire world - thanks for that George Clooney. I think it's a title I'll keep for a while longer if I'm honest. I've never said no to marriage but then again I couldn't imagine having a kid at one point and now look at me." He added, "I guess I was always nervous I may not end up getting on particularly well with the person I was going to have a kid with and I didn't want to make the wrong decision. The fact is, our baby wasn't planned was actually the best thing for us to have done and we're very happy now."
ZAC EFRON MAY HAVE A NEW GIRLFRIEND
Zac Efron may have a new girlfriend. The actor was photographed traveling abroad recently with a female companion named Sami Miro. They were first seen spending time together at a Dodgers game a few weeks back. Zac was linked to Michelle Rodriguez over the summer when they were spotted engaging in a little PDA in Italy and Ibiza, Spain.
REESE WITHERSPOON OPENS UP ABOUT DISORDERLY CONDUCT ARREST
Reese Witherspoon is fully aware that her image as America's sweetheart may have been tarnished by her disorderly conduct arrest in April of 2013. She told The Hollywood Reporter, "I think it was a moment where people realized that I wasn't exactly what they thought I was. I guess maybe we all like to define people by the way the media presents them, and I think that I showed I have a complexity that people didn't know about. It's part of human nature. I made a mistake. We all make mistakes. The best you can do is say sorry and learn from it and move on." Reese released a statement at the time of her arrest saying, "I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said. It was definitely a scary situation and I was frightened for my husband, but that is no excuse."
FX RENEWS 'AMERICAN HORROR STORY'
FX has announced plans for a fifth season of American Horror Story. Last week's premiere of the fourth season, titled Freak Show, set a new ratings record for the cable channel with 10 million viewers. The network said in statement, "The American Horror Story anthology has had the highest growth trajectory of any show in FX history, not to mention an unprecedented track record of success in awards recognition. With Ryan Murphy and his partners, Brad Falchuk, Dante Di Loreto and Tim Minear at the helm, the show's success is not surprising. AHS continues to deliver amazing stories, a brilliant troupe of actors led by Jessica Lange, and a visual style unlike any other on TV. With Nip/Tuck, Glee, The Normal Heart, and American Horror Story, Ryan Murphy has established himself as one of the most successful and prolific producers of this generation. We expect AHS: Freak Show and the next incarnation of AHS to further his legacy." Jessica has said she plans to exit the series after the Freak Show season.
'GOTHAM' GETS FULL SEASON
Fox has ordered six more episodes of Gotham to round out the first season of the show. The Batman prequel debuted with the highest ratings for a fall drama that Fox has seen in 14 years. The additional scripts brings this year's episode count up to 22. Gotham stars Ben McKenzie as Det. Jim Gordon who is one of the few good souls in a city full of crime and corruption.
TAYLOR SWIFT OPENS UP ABOUT NEW SINGLE
Taylor Swift has released the second single from her upcoming album 1989. And although Taylor has stressed that she is trying to stray away from heartbreak records, she said that this track -- "Out Of The Woods," is about a troubled relationship. During an interview with Good Morning America.
Monday October 13th
SAM LUFTI PLAYED A ROLE IN AMANDA BYNES’ LATEST
Sam Lufti was allegedly the man responsible for getting Amanda Bynes to L.A. on Friday before her hospitalization. According to TMZ, the man who was largely blamed for Britney Spears' 2008 breakdown was apparently in cahoots with Amanda’s parents to lure their daughter back to the west coast.
Sources say Sam contacted Amanda last Thursday convincing her to sue her parents with the help of a lawyer he would arrange a meeting with. He supposedly told her that her car service would make two stops the first to the attorney’s office in Pasadena and the second to a hotel to confront her parents. The only stop made was to a hospital in Pasadena where she was met by staff who placed her on a 72-hour psychiatric hold.
TERESA AND JOE GIUDICE ORDERED TO KEEP MONEY SEPARATE MONEY
Teresa and Joe Giudice have reportedly been ordered to keep their finances separate as a result of their fraud conviction last week. Both Teresa and Joe are required to pay over $400,000 in restitution and it is believed the order is an attempt to keep Teresa from paying for her husband's debt. The reality stars were both sentenced to time in prison when they had their day in court on October 2nd.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND JESSICA BIEL SUING 'HEAT' MAGAZINE
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are suing the publishers of Heat magazine. According to Digital Spy via The Irish Examiner, the couple have launched defamation proceedings at the High Court in Dublin. The publication is said to have published an article last month that contained photos of JT and quotes attributed to his wife. The couple's lawyer Paul Tweed, tweeted that it may take more than a year for the case to come to trial. He said, "We have issued defamation proceedings on behalf of our clients, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, in relation to an article and a headline in Heat magazine. We are suing in Ireland in relation to publication in all jurisdictions, as our clients are entitled to do."
TAYLOR SWIFT NAMED 'BILLBOARD' WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Taylor Swift has been named Billboard Woman of the Year for 2014. Billboard made the announcement this past weekend and said, "As one of the most influential artists of her generation, Taylor Swift has seen incredible success on the Billboard charts. Over the course of her career, she’s charted 60 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 the most of any female artist since her debut in 2006." Billboard added, "We are tremendously excited to be honoring her as the 2014 Billboard Woman of the Year for the second time."
ZAC EFRON GIVES HIS FIRST CAR TO A FAN
A Zac Efron fan named Amanda Lopez has been chosen as the lucky recipient of his first car after winning a contest for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Amanda made a $10 donation to the charity for a chance at the prize which Zac described as, "the car I learned everything in...How to drive in, got my first driver's license in, got in my first car accident in, which was not my fault for the record." The former Disney star wrote on the vehicle dashboard, "To Amanda, with love, Zac Efron."
KRISTEN STEWART WON'T BE VOCAL ABOUT FEMINISM OR ANY ISSUES
Kristen Stewart doesn't want to be one of those stars who pushes their cause on the public. While promoting her new film Camp X-Ray to The Daily Beast, she explained why she chooses not to be vocal about her political opinions including feminism. Kristen told the website, "I don't want to talk about that sh*t at all. Trust me, I'm only asking for it. When it comes time to stand up and affect change, I'm not the type of person to shout from the rooftops. Just because you're an actor and in the public eye, people think that's how you must be. But there are other ways to do that. That's not me."
HUGH GRANT EXITS 'BRIDGET JONES 3'
The upcoming third installment of Bridget Jones will not include Hugh Grant. The actor broke the news during a recent interview with Free Radio saying, "I decided not to do it. But I think they're going to go ahead and do it without Daniel. The book’s excellent, by the way, but the script is completely different -- well, the script as I last saw it a few years ago." Hugh co-starred with Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth in the first two movies.
WEEKEND MOVIE WRAP-UP
Gone Girl was the top movie at the box office for the second weekend in a row, holding off four new films.
1.Gone Girl, $26.8 million
2.Dracula Untold, $23.4 million
3.Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, $19.1 million
4.Annabelle, $16.3 million
5.The Judge, $13.3 million
6.The Equalizer, $9.7 million
7.Addicted, $7.6 million
8.The Maze Runner, $7.5 million
9.The Boxtrolls, $6.6 million
10.Meet the Mormons, $2.9 million
Friday October 10th
KATY PERRY WILL DO THE HALFTIME SHOW AT THE SUPER BOWL
Katy Perry has been chosen to do the halftime show for Super Bowl 49 in February. Last week on ESPN's "College Game Day", she admitted there were negotiations, but she said, quote, "I have let them know that I'm not the kind of girl who would pay to play the Super Bowl."
JAN HOOKS FROM SNL IS DEAD AT 57
Jan Hooks died yesterday she was a regular on "Saturday Night Live" from 1986 to 1991. She was only 57. There's no word on the cause of death, but sources say she'd been battling some type of illness. Jan was also on "Designing Women" and played the Alamo tour guide in "Pee Wee's Big Adventure".
SHONDA RHIMES BASHES KATHERINE HEIGL WHILE DISCUSSING SCANDAL
Shonda Rhimes casually took a jab at Katherine Heigl while discussing Scandal with The Hollywood Reporter. The showrunner was discussing how she keeps the operation running smoothly and the general vibe on set when she said, "There are no Heigls in this situation." Shonda goes on to mention her "no a***oles" policy and adds, "I don't put up with bullshit or nasty people. I don't have time for it."
NICK CANNON DEFENDS AMANDA BYNES
Nick Cannon thinks Amanda Bynes' recent behavior should not be a punchline for late night comedians. He recently referred to his former Nickelodeon co-star as family he said there is nothing funny about her situation.
EVA MENDES AND RYAN GOSLING BABY NAMED REVEALED
TMZ has obtained a copy of the birth certificate for Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling's newborn daughter which reveals her name to be Esmeralda Amada Gosling. Amada was also the name of Eva's character in the movie We Own the Night. The baby was born on September 12th at 10:22 AM.
KATHY GRIFFIN TWEETS ABOUT STEPHEN COLLINS
Kathy Griffin took to Twitter to react to the news that Stephen Collins admitted to several instances of child molestation. The tweet has been getting extra attention because she implies that she knows someone else in Hollywood who has done something similar. Kathy wrote, "Well well well #StephenCollins, looks like u may have finally gotten urself busted after all these years. Jack M, ur next? KG" She later clarified, "Good God I didn't mean Jack McBrayer."
GWYNETH PALTROW WANTS TO GET TO KNOW JENNIFER LAWRENCE
Chris Martin's rumored relationship with Jennifer Lawrence may be going to the next level when she spends time with the ex. Us Weekly is reporting that Gwyneth Paltrow wants to get to know Jennifer before she spends time with their children, 10-year-old Apple and eight-year-old Moses. A source told the magazine, "She'd like to spend a little time with her and thinks they'd probably get along. Gwyneth wants to be sure about her." Insiders also claim that Chris has supposedly fallen hard for Jennifer in the short time they've been dating.
BEYONCE HAS HER OWN SHOP ON NEW SHOPPING APP 'SPRING'
Beyonce now has her own clothing shop. According to NY Mag, Bey now has a shop on the clothing app called "Spring." The Beyonce-based shop has "Cake by the Pound" sweatshirts, "Flawless" tops and beanies.
HAS PAULA PATTON MOVED ON FROM ROBIN THICKE ALREADY?
Although Paula Patton filed for divorce earlier this week, rumor has it that she has moved on already. According to RadarOnline, Paula is dating a musician named Zak Waters and he has moved into her new home. A close friend of Paula says, “Zak moved in with her a couple of weeks ago. They are very happy together and he treats her how she deserves to be treated.”
HILARY DUFF RE-ADDRESSES AARON CARTER DECLARING HIS LOVE FOR HER
Hilary Duff has revealed that she was put off by Aaron Carter's public declarations of love. Hilary appeared on Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live earlier this week and spoke on her former boyfriend, saying, "Ugh, I don’t know… It was so many years ago. I literally haven’t seen him… so, it’s uncomfortable."
Thursday October 9th
JESSICA LANGE SNUBBED LEA MICHELE AT 'AMERICAN HORROR STORY' PREMIERE
Lea Michele had an awkward red carpet moment earlier this week when Jessica Lange snubbed her greeting attempt. The actresses were both attending the premiere for the new season of American Horror Story.
Video from the event shows the Glee star posing for photographers but pausing to try and chat with Lange as she approached. The American Horror Story actress walked right by Lea -- seemingly ignoring the attempt at a conversation. Lea then tossed her hair back and continued to pose for photos.
GWYNETH PALTROW RESPONDS TO MARTHA STEWART DISS
Gwyneth Paltrow is just brushing off Martha Stewart's recent comments about wanting her to "be quiet" and stick to acting. The Oscar-winner addressed the rivalry at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit earlier this week. She joked, "No one has ever said anything bad about me before, so I'm shocked and devastated. I'll try to recover. If I'm really honest, I'm so psyched that she sees us as competition. I really am."
JENNIFER LAWRENCE DISCUSSES HER IDEAL GUY
Jennifer Lawrence's rumored romance with Chris Martin isn't stopping her putting feelers out for ideal guy. The 24-year-old reveals the qualities she is looking for in a man in the new issue of Vanity Fair.
She tells the magazine, "I would just rather have somebody that has the same taste in reality TV. Shark Tank. Wait, Oh, Dance Moms, Hoarders, Intervention, New York Housewives, Beverly Hills, New Jersey.
PAULA PATTON FILES FOR DIVORCE FROM ROBIN THICKE
Paula Patton has officially filed for divorce from Robin Thicke. According to TMZ, Patton filed in Los Angeles and cited irreconcilable differences. She also wants joint legal and physical custody of their four-year-old son Julian. The site reported that the divorce is "harmonious" and that there are no real issues that will cause a conflict.
RAVEN SYMONE CLARIFIES CONTROVERSIAL COMMENTS TO OPRAH
Raven Symone is attempting to do a little damage control following her controversial comments on Oprah's Where Are They Now? where she said she doesn't identify as African American or gay. She explained to The Grio, "I never said I wasn't black. I want to make that very clear. I said, 'I am not African American.' I never expected my personal beliefs and comments to spark such emotion in people. I think it is only positive when we can openly discuss race and being labeled in America." Oprah even responded to the comments in their interview saying, "Oh, girl. Don't set up Twitter on fire...Oh, my lord. What did you just say?
AMANDA BYNES THINKS SHE IS MICROCHIPPED
Amanda Bynes recently spent the day with a reporter from In Touch where she allegedly revealed that she believes her brain is microchipped. The writer described her behavior as "seemingly imbalanced" while she shopped and discussed her need for plastic surgery. Amanda made the comment about the microchip and added, "I want a dollar a day from every person who is reading my mind." She also addressed her relationship with her parents saying, "I was miserable living with them. I would have rather been in jail."
After you stuff yourself silly on Thanksgiving dinner, settle down in front of the TV to watch Fergie, Kesha, Paul Abdul and other stars celebrate man's best friend on a Fox special called The Great American Dog-a-Thon. The Thanksgiving night special, co-hosted and executive-produced by Hilary Swank, is specifically about rescue dogs and the joy they can bring to our lives. You'll see inspiring and hilarious stories of heroic dogs, profiles of those who dedicate their lives to rescuing animals in need, viral dog videos and more. Other stars who'll be appearing on the special include Fergie's husband Josh Duhamel, Scarlett Johansson, Betty White, Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba, Lee Ann Rimes, Miranda Lambert, Kristen Bell and more to be announced in the coming weeks. The Great American Dog-a-Thon will air on Fox Thursday night, November 27 at 8 p.m. ET.
JAY LENO NEGOTIATING RETURN TO TV
Jay Leno is reportedly in final talks to make a deal for a new show. The project will bring him to CNBC where he will host a show involving his love of cars. It is expected to air in primetime rather than late night.
MTV RENEWS 'AWKWARD'
MTV has renewed Awkward. The comedy will return next year for a fifth and final season. It is currently averaging 1.9 million viewers during the second half of its fourth season.
'SCANDAL' CUTS ROLE PLAYED BY STEPHEN COLLINS
ABC has confirmed that scenes for an upcoming episode of Scandal featuring Stephen Collins have been cut. A rep for the network told Buzzfeed, "We can confirm that we will not be airing any footage with Stephen Collins." He played a character named Reed Wallace who was first introduced in an episode from 2012. It was announced on Tuesday (October 7th) that Stephen was also fired from his role in Ted 2 as a result of the leaked audio where he was allegedly confessing to molesting three young girls.
Wednesday October 8th
JENNIFER LAWRENCE ISN'T SORRY FOR NAKED PHOTO LEAK
Jennifer Lawrence has finally broken her silence over the hacked photo scandal and she won't apologize for taking sexy pictures for her boyfriend. The 24-year-old says in the November issue of Vanity Fair, "I was just so afraid. I didn't know how this would affect my career. Just because I'm a public figure, just because I'm an actress, does not mean that I asked for this. It does not mean that it comes with the territory. It's my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can't believe that we even live in that kind of world." Jennifer goes on to explain why she waited until now to address it saying, "Every single thing that I tried to write made me cry or get angry. I started to write an apology, but I don't have anything to say I'm sorry for. I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he's going to look at you."
DANIEL RADCLIFF SAYS HE IS STILL NOT USED TO FAME
Daniel Radcliffe has been in the spotlight since childhood but admits that he still isn't totally comfortable with fame. He appears in the new issue of As If magazine explaining the aspects of his career that he just can't get used to and what would surprise people most about him.
The Horns star says, "I hope one of the things that surprise people when they meet me is that I am really quite normal. At least I think I am! We've all got our idiosyncrasies and bits of insanity, but I don't think I'm an obnoxious d**k, and I think some have that perception of people who've grown up in the spotlight. I obviously know that my experience isn't the same as everybody else's, but when I talk to people, I don't feel separate from them in any way. I try to counteract that, because the aura of fame is bulls***. People who enjoy being treated differently and revel in the attention that others give them are generally people I don't like very much."
MILA KUNIS AND ASHTON KUTCHER ARE ADJUSTING TO PARENTHOOD
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are reportedly adjusting well to their new role as parents to daughter Wyatt Isabelle. A source close to the couple told People, "Mila was born to be a mom. She is a kid herself and will be the best mom ever. She will never be a glamour-puss. Their lives will change, but not nearly as drastically as other couples, because they were so ready to be parents and knew what responsibilities they had in store." The insider added, "Ashton has wanted to be a parent for so long. He is ready to do anything necessary to take care of the baby. He is ecstatic. They had guests over all weekend that visited the baby. They have been getting lots of flower deliveries and gift baskets. You can tell that they are loved by many people. Mila has been taking the baby for short walks around the neighborhood. She looks great and very happy."
AMANDA BYNES TWEETS FROM OFFICIAL ACCOUNT AGAIN
Amanda Bynes is back on Twitter. Despite rumors she had been posting from a secret account, she started writing from her @amandabynes handle yesterday to set the record straight about her recent drama.
Amanda wrote, "Don't believe anything the tabloids are saying about me. They dislike me for some odd reason & they continue to insult me every day." She followed that up with, "Treat others how you want to be treated. The truth will set you free." The 28-year-old also wrote, "I'm transferring to NYU or Columbia from FIDM to study psychology, so you'll see me in New York if you live here but I HATE stalkers!"
She has made no mention about which stories about her are false but In Touch published an interview on Monday (October 6th) quoting her as saying she is engaged to a 19-year-old guy in California.
SELENA GOMEZ SELLS MILLION DOLLAR HOME
Selena Gomez has sold her mansion in Tarzana, California. According to Rumor Fix via Redfin, Selena sold the property on September 30th for $3.45 million. She bought the six bedroom, seven and three quarters bathroom abode back in 2011 for $1.2 million. Selena remodeled the entire home before placing it on the market and it includes a large backyard, a basketball court, a pool and a jacuzzi.
STEPHEN COLLINS FIRED FROM 'TED 2'
7th Heaven star Stephen Collins has been fired from the cast of Ted 2 in light of his recent alleged confession of multiple counts of child molestation. His role in the project had never officially been confirmed but he responded to fan on Saturday (October 4th) asking about his involvement saying, "I'd tell you but @SethMacFarlane would have to kill me." Stephen has not yet been charged with a crime but apparently Seth MacFarlane and Universal Pictures felt the leaked audio was enough to end his affiliation with the upcoming sequel. He has also resigned from his position on the National Board of the Screen Actors Guild.Several networks that air reruns of 7th Heaven have pulled the show from their schedule.
MILEY CYRUS' HOMELESS VMAS DATE SENTENCED TO SIX MONTHS IN JAIL
Jesse Helt -- the young man who accepted Miley Cyrus' Video of the Year award at the 2014 MTV VMAs on her behalf, was sentenced to six months in jail yesterday, According to Gossip Cop, because the judge subtracted 57 days for the time he served after turning himself in back in August, Jesse will remain in Polk County Jail for about four months. Jesse's lawyer spoke on his behalf in court, saying that he remained "completely off the radar" once his past became known to the public and did not try to get his "10 minutes of fame." The attorney also noted that Jesse wants to "change" and attend a community college to become a solar technician.
AMC RENEWS 'WALKING DEAD'
Walking Dead has been renewed for a sixth season. The network made the announcement as they prepare for the launch of the fifth season on Sunday (October 12th.) The show has set ratings records for AMC. There is also a companion series in the works that follows a different group of survivors of the zombie apocalypse.
Tuesday October 7th
Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland was granted a permanent restraining order against her ex-boyfriend Matt Prokop Monday, TMZ reported. A judge ruled that Prokop must stay at least 100 yards away from Hyland and her house, as well as stay 100 yards away from Hyland's dog. Hyland, 23, was granted a temporary restraining order last month after claiming her ex physically and verbally abused her during their time together. She claimed he threatened to harm her pet Maltipoo. According to Monday's court ruling, the 24-year-old Prokop must also stay away from Hyland's workplace, must not own a gun or ammunition and must not attack, threaten or harm the dog in any way. The restraining order is in effect for three years. Hyland and Prokop dated for five years before ending things in August of this year.
KENDRA WILKINSON OPENS UP ABOUT HANK BASKETT'S CHEATING
Reality star Kendra Wilkinson dropped by HuffPost Live yesterday to discuss the new season of her show and dealing with her husband's cheating scandal. She told host Caitlyn Becker, "I'm still trying to piece things together. I feel like I'm in this fog. I'm in a dream I'm trying to wake up from. Initially, I believed everything that was said. They claim that there's a polygraph out there, they claim that there's proof out there that my husband cheated on me. But as time went on, four months later, if you really look at it, there really is no proof. At the end of the day, I don't want to be a stupid girl. I don't want to be stupid. But I know Hank loves me. But at the end of the day, I have to take things one step at a time and really figure things out."
BLAKE & RYAN
Blake Lively has long said she wanted a lot of children, and now the former Gossip Girl star is on her way. She's expecting her first child with her husband, actor Ryan Reynolds. The actress announced the news on her website, Preserve, by posting photos of her baby shower, including a photo of herself looking down and holding her bump. Lively has joked that she'd like to have 30 children, and in the September issue of Marie Claire, she added, "I gotta get started. If I could spit out a litter of kids, I would.’’
BRUCE JENNER & NORTH WEST
Hollywoodlife.com claims North West sits on Bruce Jenner's lap and calls him 'mama'. A source tells the site: “The problem or concern they have is for North. She sat on his lap not too long ago and said ‘mama'. She doesn’t know how to say boy or girl or man or woman and refers to both men and women as mama or dada and She called Bruce ‘mama.'”
GEORGE CLOONEY AND AMAL ALAMUDDIN ARE HONEYMOONING IN ENGLAND
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are reportedly having a staycation for their honeymoon. Sources tell Us Weekly that the newlyweds are spending two weeks at their new home in the English countryside rather than flying off on some romantic getaway. The insider said, "They wanted a simple break. Just somewhere to enjoy time together with no interruptions." The couple apparently have not hired a chef yet and are having their meals delivered by a private catering company.
SHOWTIME IS BRINGING BACK 'TWIN PEAKS'
Showtime has announced plans to bring back Twin Peaks. A limited series will air on the network in 2016 to celebrate the ABC series' 25th anniversary. Original creators David Lynch and Mark Frost will be working on the nine-episode season. There are rumors that original star Kyle MacLachlan will be reprising his role as FBI Agent Dale Cooper. The original series ran for two seasons on ABC from 1990-1991 and spawned a movie in 1992 -- Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.
'MAURY', 'JERRY SPRINGER', AND 'THE STEVE WILKOS SHOW' RENEWED
Daytime talk shows Maury, Jerry Springer, and The Steve Wilkos Show have all been renewed for two more seasons each. NBCUniversal Domestic TV announced, "Maury, The Jerry Springer Show, and The Steve Wilkos Show have been among the highest-rated talk shows in all of daytime television for many years, and that strong performance is clearly continuing in the new season. We have great station group partners and we are pleased to join with them to bring these successful shows to viewers for the next four years."
CHARLI XCX WRITING SONGS FOR RIHANNA AND GWEN STEFANI
Billboard has reported that Charli XCX is penning tracks for Rihanna and Gwen Stefani. In the site's article, Charli also revealed that Gwen is a longtime inspiration, saying that she Gwen's track "Blow Ya Mind" with rapper Eve is her "favorite female collaboration that has been released over the past 20 years."
She is also responsible for Iggy Azalea's track "Fancy."
Monday October 6th
MICHAEL PHELPS HEADS TO REHAB
Former Olympian Michael Phelps has announced his decision to enter an addiction treatment facility following his second DUI arrest last week.
He wrote in a series of tweets yesterday "The past few days have been extremely difficult. I recognize that this is not my first lapse in judgment, and I am extremely disappointed with myself. I'm going to take some time away to attend a program that will provide the help I need to better understand myself. Swimming is a major part of my life, but right now I need to focus my attention on me as an individual, and do the necessary work to learn from this experience and make better decisions in the future."
NICK HOGAN HACKING
Nick Hogan became the first male victim of the celebrity photo hacking scandal. His pics include shots of his own mom in a string bikini, a penis picture he claims isn't his and some nude ex-girlfriends. But he says some of those pictures were from his teen years, so the girls were underage at the time.
Other gems from Nick's account include a shot of WWE superstar THE BIG SHOW MOONING, two shots of Nick's mom LINDA HOGAN in a G-STRING BIKINI and a wrecked yellow sports car that we assume is the one Nick crashed in 2007, turning his best friend into a vegetable.
AMANDA BYNES PHOTOGRAPHED IN NYC
Amanda Bynes was photographed walking around in New York City smoking cigarettes with a bandage on her cheek over the weekend. Prior to her arrival in the Big Apple, witnesses told E! News that she was seen eating at a restaurant in LAX alone at a booth. The troubled former actress was allegedly talking to herself and applying a lot of makeup while making pouty faces at herself in her compact. Amanda's hairstylist recently told People, "She's very well aware that everyone's attacking her. She can't really trust anybody."
KEANU REEVES GETS RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST INTRUDER
A judge has granted Keanu Reeves a temporary restraining order against the woman who snuck into his house to shower and swim. 50-year-old Kerry Colen Raus has been ordered to keep her distance from Keanu and his home. There will be a hearing to extend the order on October 22nd.
DENTAL TECHNICIAN SUING CHARLIE SHEEN
Charlie Sheen is being sued by the dental hygienist who was fired after making claims that he threatened her and his dentist with a knife after she tried to give him nitrous oxide. Both Charlie and the dentist have denied the accusation but now the woman is claiming she was the victim of sexual battery. Margarita Palestino alleges that the actor grabber her breast before jumping out of his chair and yelling, "I'm going to f***ing kill you!" She was apparently offered $500 for the trouble.
TAYLOR SWIFT GETS SPECIAL ROLE ON 'THE VOICE'
Taylor Swift is headed to prime time TV. The superstar has landed a special new role on NBC's The Voice where she will serve as a "key advisor" to coaches Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Pharrell Willams and Gwen Stefani. She will also serve as the sole mentor for all of the contestants on the various teams. Taylor replaces Coldplay's Chris Martin who was originally slated to fill the role.
People.com reports that Taylor's first appearance on The Voice will be on October 27th, the same day her new album, 1989, is set to be released. She will also appear on October 28th and November 3rd, through the duration of the Knockout Rounds.
THIS WEEKEND'S TOP TEN MOVIES
1.Gone Girl, $38 million
2.Annabelle, $37.2 million
3.The Equalizer, $19 million
4.The Boxtrolls, $12.4 million
5.The Maze Runner, $12 million
6.Left Behind, $6.8 million
7.This Is Where I Leave You, $4 million
8.Dolphin Tale 2, $3.5 million
9.Guardians of the Galaxy, $3 million
10.No Good Deed, $2.5 million
Friday October 3rd
THE GIUDICES FACE THE JUDGE
Teresa and Joe Giudice had their day in court yesterday to face the 39 counts of fraud charges brought against them last year. According to E! News, the couple showed up to the courthouse holding hands and looking "serious and sad."
Judge Esther Salas presided over the case and pointed out the many issues with their financial statements including their home furnishings which their lawyer argued was mostly brought in by Bravo while the show is filming. After around three hours of going through the details of the case, Joe was sentenced to 41 months in jail. He will also be on probation for two years and is required to pay $414,000 to Wells Fargo plus an additional $10,000 in fines. Teresa was sentenced to 15 months.
HACKED CELEBRITIES THREATEN GOOGLE WITH LAWSUIT
Many of the celebrities involved in the recent photo hacking scandal are threatening to take legal action against Google if their photos are not taken down from search results. Hollywood attorney Marty Singer has sent a letter on behalf of his clients threatening to sue the company for $100 million if they do not act quickly.
CHARLIE SHEEN DENIES KNIFE INCIDENT AT THE DENTIST
Both Charlie Sheen and his dentist are denying the claim from a dental hygienist that he pulled a knife during a visit last week. Charlie's lawyer released a statement acknowledging that his client had a bad reaction to the nitrous oxide but he was not high on rock cocaine and did not pull a knife. The attorney explained, "The story is being made up by this woman [the dental technician] who was fired on Friday for violating HIPAA by telling her son Charlie was in the office. It got back to Charlie and the dentist fired her." Charlie's dentist told E! News, "He has been the best patient. He has been generous with everyone. He has never been messed up on anything. He has been on nitrous before. He has been nothing but a gentleman. When he comes in, my whole staff lights up. He tips everyone. He is like the best patient to have. What I am reading doesn't even sound like the same guy. I've never seen Charlie be aggressive ever. I know him personally too. He is just not that guy. He is gentle."
THE SITUATION ASKS FOR A NEW COURT DATE BECAUSE OF REALITY SHOW
Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino has reportedly asked the judge in his tax fraud case to postpone his arraignment because he is will be filming the reality show Marriage Boot Camp. He was originally scheduled to be in New Jersey on October 6th but claims he signed a contract to be in L.A. from October 5th to the 19th. No decision has been made yet.
MAROON 5 IN HOT WATER WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT SUPPORT GROUP
Maroon 5 has been slammed by the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. According to Gossip Cop, the organization has slammed the group's video for their record "Animals," claiming that they turned "stalking into something that seems romantic and entertaining." In the video, Adam Levine plays a butcher who is obsessed with a woman and follows her around, eventually sneaking into her bed.
The org's vice president of communications said, "Maroon 5′s video for ‘Animals’ is a dangerous depiction of a stalker’s fantasy -- and no one should ever confuse the criminal act of stalking with romance. The trivialization of these serious crimes, like stalking, should have no place in the entertainment industry."
JENNIFER LOPEZ RESPONDS TO DIDDY'S COMMENTS ON HER BOOTY
Jennifer Lopez has responded to the comments her former boyfriend Diddy made about her booty. According to Glamour magazine via an interview on Access Hollywood, J.Lo said, "We spent three years of our lives together, you know almost every single day. As much as he roots for me and as proud as he is of me and of the time we had together, I, I am just as proud to see what he’s done."
Thursday October 2nd
SARAH HYLAND'S EX WAS JEALOUS OF CAREER
The alleged abuse Sarah Hyland experienced at the hands of her ex, Matthew Prokop, may have been the result of his jealousy of her career. According to Us Weekly, Prokop was allegedly feeling left behind as his career slowed down and hers grew.
One source told the magazine, "He got incredibly jealous when she would go out by herself or meet up with her friends. He was constantly texting, trying to find out who she was with." The insider claims her success frustrated him and just fed his anger.
Sarah broke things off back in August after five years of dating. She recently obtained a temporary restraining order against him after filing court documents which stated, "He habitually verbally abused me, called me vile names. He repeatedly exhibited significant anger management issues, which included things like throwing objects in my direction in anger, pushing me, punching walls and slamming doors. He would make vague threats that he would 'never hit a woman but that 'I deserve to be beaten'"
MILA KUNIS GIVES BIRTH
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are parents. TMZ is reporting that Mila gave birth to a baby girl on Tuesday No additional information is currently known. The new parents have been engaged since February.
SHIA LABEOUF'S HOME INTRUDER MUST KEEP AWAY FOR THREE YEARS
Graciela Nahle, the woman who repeatedly showed up at Shia LaBeouf's house, was ordered by a judge on Wednesday (October 1st) to keep away from the actor for three years. She must keep a distance of over 100 yards and cannot have any electronic contact with him either. Neither Graciela nor Shia appeared in the courtroom when the order was passed.
BETHENNY FRANKEL DENIES 'REAL HOUSEWIVES' RUMORS
Bethenny Frankel chatted with radio host Jenny Hutt on Wednesday (October 1st) to clear up rumors that she is rejoining the Real Housewives of New York. She explained, "I'm going in and out of Bravo, I'm talking to Andy about two different projects, because he's got a production company now. I feel like I'm going to get in trouble if I say what I'm actually doing with Andy. So I don't want to say much more, but I haven't signed anything and I have a great relationship with Andy and the 'Housewives' and they've asked me to come back for years." LuAnn de Lesseps and Ramona Singer are currently the only original wives still on the show.
TAYLOR SWIFT SAYS COUNTRY MUSIC WASN'T 'CHALLENGING' ENOUGH
Taylor Swift is taking a different approach with her upcoming album 1989 because apparently country music wasn’t "challenging" enough. Taylor -- who is featured on the cover of the latest issue of the UK's Vogue, told the mag, "This time around I've chosen the brave and bold way of going about things. Because with this album I've completely changed the sound of everything I've done until now. So it's interesting to not be afraid of that."
Wednesday October 1st
Tracy Morgan has released a statement on Walmart's response to his lawsuit over the car accident between his tour bus and one of their truck drivers back in June. As previously reported, the company argued that if Tracy was wearing his seat belt, he would not have sustained his injuries.
Tracy said in a statement, “After I heard what Walmart said in court, I felt I had to speak out. I can’t believe Walmart is blaming me for an accident that they caused. My friends and I were doing nothing wrong. I want to thank my fans for sticking with me during this difficult time. I love you all. I’m fighting hard every day to get back."
AMANDA BYNES UPDATE
Amanda Bynes' location is reportedly unknown since her release from police custody on Sunday, TMZ caught up with her parents, Rick and Lynn, who claimed to not know of their daughter's whereabouts since they were not the ones who bailed her out. Rick suggested that she went back to New York but sources tell the website that she remains in the Hollywood area. They have supposedly had very little contact with Amanda since their conservatorship ended back in June and she supposedly moved into an apartment in Orange County. Rick also told X17, "She's 28, she does what she wants. We don't know a thing."
George Clooney tells People that he loves being married. ''Marriage feels pretty damn great. Venice is the most romantic city in the world... We met in Italy. We have a home there. We knew that was where we wanted to get married." George sold his wedding photos to People and Hello magazine and is donating the cash to his charity.
Michael Phelps was arrested in Baltimore on Tuesday morning (September 30th) and charged with a DUI after being pulled over for speeding. He was reportedly going 84 MPH in a 45 MPH zone before failing a series of sobriety tests. His blood alcohol content was allegedly nearly twice the legal limit. Michael apologized for his behavior on Twitter by writing, "Earlier this morning, I was arrested and charged with DUI, excessive speeding and crossing double lane lines. I understand the severity of my actions and take full responsibility. I know these words may not mean much right now but I am deeply sorry to everyone I have let down." He got another DUI back 2004 which resulted in fines and 18 months of probation.
DID LADY GAGA SECRETLY GET MARRIED?
Did Lady Gaga and her boyfriend Taylor Kinney secretly tie the knot? According to Rumor Fix, Taylor was spotted wearing what appeared to be a wedding band earlier this week while doing promo for the upcoming season of Chicago Fire. Chicago PD star Sophia Bush tweeted a photo of the two saying, "I’m REALLY excited to be on @nbcchicagofire tonight! Just about as excited as I was to see my buddy #TaylorKinney at our press day yesterday. Bear hugs are the best hugs." And in the photo, Taylor was sporting a ring on his left ring finger.
SNOOP DOGG IS NOW PART OWNER OF 'REDDIT'
It has been announced that Snoop Dogg is now part owner of Reddit. The social news site announced Tuesday (September 30th) that it has secured a $50 million round of venture capital funding. In addition to Snoop, actor Jared Leto is among the list of Reddit investors. Snoop has been active on Reddit for years, using the handle Here_Comes_The_King.
SERIES BASED ON 'BIG' IN THE WORKS
Fox is developing a half-hour sitcom remake of the 1988 Tom Hanks film, Big. The project will be loosely based on the movie by exploring the themes of what it means to be an adult and what it means to be a kid. There are currently projects in development for remakes of other 80s and 90s including Real Genius and Problem Child as well as a remake of the TV series Greatest American Hero.
Exclusive Trailer: Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police. For one last time, Mills must use his “particular set of skills,” to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now – his daughter.
Tuesday September 30th
Amanda Bynes got a DUI in L.A. over the weekend. Police would only say she was under the influence of a CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. TMZ claims it was some kind of stimulant. They also say Amanda is back to smoking a ton of pot. She was taken into custody and released just before 1:00 P.M. on $15,000 bail. Amanda is still on probation from a 2012 DUI, so she could be in some trouble here.
TAYLOR SWIFT SUED BY CHAUFFEUR COMPANY
Taylor Swift is being named in a lawsuit by a chauffeur company in New York which was reportedly contracted to drive the superstar and her people around the city this summer. APG Security claims that they entered into a contract with Firefly Entertainment on June 10th, complying with Taylor's company to lease two additional SUVs at