Friday March 6th
LUPITA NYONG'O DRESS DRAMA IS OVER
It looks like the guy responsible for stealing Lupita Nyong'o's Oscar dress will get away with the crime. TMZ is reporting that the gown's designer, Calvin Klein, is not looking to pursue the matter any further. No specific reason was given for their decision but it is believed that it may have something to do with the dress being exposed as a fake. The gown was reported to be worth $150,000 before it was revealed that the pearls on it were fake.
JARED LETO GOES BLONDE
Kim Kardashian isn't the only one who went platinum blonde this week. Jared Leto dyed his hair less than a week after chopping it all off for his role as Joker in Suicide Squad. His hair will actually be dyed green for the role but Jared hit up a few shows for Paris Fashion Week showing off the lighter locks.
'CINDERELLA' STAR EXPLAINS TINY WAIST IN THE FILM
Cinderella star Lily James responded to the rumors that her waist in the movie was CGI by revealing how she managed to pull off the look. She told E! News, "When the corset was on, we would be on continuous days, so we wouldn't stop for lunch or a lovely tea like this. You'd be sort of eating on the move. In that case, I couldn't untie the corset. If you ate food, it didn't really digest properly, and I'd be burping all afternoon in Richard Madden's face, and it was just really sort of unpleasant. I'd have soup so that I could still eat but it wouldn't get stuck." Lily previously addressed the issue with the L.A. Times saying, "I think it's all very hypocritical, and they contradict themselves, and they're drawing more attention to it. I think all that stuff's so negative, and you've got to let it wash over your head. I'm so healthy. I've got hips and boobs and a bum and a small waist."
GABOUREY SIDIBE WEIGHS IN ON BLACKBALLING OF MO'NIQUE
Precious star Gabourey Sidibe weighed in on the Mo'Nique blackballing situation by reflecting on her own experience making the movie. She tweeted on Monday (March 2nd,) "It's sad to see a project like Precious, that was made with such love, be dragged through the mud by selfishness and lies." Mo'Nique responded by writing, "@GabbySidibe Hey my sweet sister. Your right that movie was made in love, and we were a part of changing folks heart and mind. Proud of it." The Oscar-winner recently revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that Precious director Lee Daniels told her that she wasn't getting movie offers because she didn't play the Hollywood game to promote the film.
JULIE ANDREWS REVEALS THE SECRET TO HER 41 YEAR MARRIAGE
Julie Andrews husband, Blake Edwards, passed away in 2012 but they were in love throughout all 41 years of their marriage. The Sound of Music star appeared on Good Morning Britain this week where she discussed how they made it work saying, "Success in our marriage was to take it one day at a time and so, lo and behold, 41 years later there we still were. I'm still dealing with his death. There are days when it's perfectly wonderful and I am myself and then it's suddenly -- sock you in the middle of your gut and you think, 'Ah God, I wish he were here.' But he is in a way, I think one carries that love always."
Thursday March 5th
BRUCE JENNER BUYS A NEW PAD
Bruce Jenner has plopped down $3.5 on a new home. The E! star is moving into a mansion at the top of a mountain in Malibu, California. According to Variety, the house includes four bedrooms, three and a half baths, a three-car garage, heated floors, a pool, and a spa. Bruce has been renting a home in Malibu since his split from Kris Jenner back in 2013.
Anna Kendrick was not shy about expressing her disgust with former Hills star Spencer Pratt on Twitter, Spencer favorited one of her tweets about The Bachelor which the Into the Woods star screen-grabbed and wrote, "Well now I have to kill myself." Spencer retweeted her as well as a message from @TysonApostol which read, ".@AnnaKendrick47 so are you dead now? Easy come easy go I guess."
PATRICIA ARQUETTE SPEAKS ON OSCAR SPEECH CONTROVERSY
Patricia Arquette is still attempting to do damage control following the backlash from her Oscar speech and backstage call to action for gays and people of color to fight for women's rights. She told The Wrap this week, "You can't go back in time. But, I guess I would have chosen my words a little more carefully. I think the way people perceived it is not the way at all I intended." Patricia added, "Everyone should help women. Everyone has a vested interest. Every single lesbian and transgender woman is a woman. Every single woman in the African American community is getting impacted. Every single woman in the Latino community is being impacted. This is having devastating economic consequences across the board...If people can throw their weight behind women I think it would really help each of these bases."
'HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO' FAMILY FIGHTING THEIR WAY BACK TO TV
Mama June Shannon and her family are fighting TLC to get back on TV. The network has threatened legal action if the family goes into business with anyone else while still under contract with them until May. The family is arguing that their contract was null and void once TLC pulled the plug on their show and that the network has not being covering any of their expenses since last November. They allegedly believe this gives them the right to shop their show wherever they please.
MTV MOVIE AWARDS NOMINEES RELEASED
The nominees for the 2015 MTV Movie Awards have been announced. Guardians of the Galaxy, The Fault in Our Stars, and Neighbors tied for the most nominations with seven each. Whiplash and 22 Jump Street each nabbed five. The show will be held at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre on April 12th with Amy Schumer as host.
Wednesday Feb 25th
EMMA WATSON THANKS STEVE CARELL FOR HIS OSCAR RED CARPET LOOK
Emma Watson wrote a thank you note to Steve Carell for supporting her cause by wearing HeForShe cufflinks to the Oscars. The note reads, "Dear Steve Carell, You were pure genius in "Little Miss Sunshine" (one of my all-time favorite films), my brother became obsessed with you after "Anchorman," I wanted to marry you or have you adopt me after "Crazy, Stupid, Love," I hated that guy you played in "The Way Way Back," and then you were mind-blowing in "Foxcatcher" and I think you're so awesome and now you are wearing #HeForShe cufflinks at the Oscars to support Gender Equality. Couldn't be more proud. Thank you. Love, Emma x" Steve responded by tweeting, "Thanks @EmWatson. An honor to support #HeForShe and gender equality." Emma was named a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador last year and has been a huge voice for gender equality by helping launch the HeForShe campaign which seeks to get men involved in the fight.
IS JOSH HUTCHERSON DATING DIANNA AGRON?
There are reports that Josh Hutcherson and former Glee actress Dianna Agron hit it off at an Oscar party over the weekend but sources are telling E! News that nothing romantic is going on between them. An insider explained, "Dianna and Josh are just friends. There was no PDA, flirting or kissing." The source added, "Diplo came out unplanned and Josh hit the dance floor with Dianna. They both love to dance and have a good time but they are definitely just friends."
TEA LEONI STILL HAS A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH DAVID DUCHOVNY
Tea Leoni is in a good place with her ex-husband David Duchovny. The Madam Secretary star appears in the March issue of More magazine describing her relationship status as "divorced and liking it." She goes on to say, "On occasion, I want to throttle him. But in any real relationship with someone you love, that's true." Tea and David married in 1997 and split up twice during their 17-year marriage. Their divorce was finalized last year and she is currently rumored to be dating her co-star, Tim Daly.
WOMEN DON'T HAVE TO BE LIKED ACCORDING TO ROSAMUND PIKE
Gone Girl star Rosamund Pike believes that the success of the film and Gillian Flynn's book shows something important about how women are viewed. She recently told Yahoo!, "It means that women don't have to be liked to be admired. It's nice that we're allowed to have a woman who's sort of reprehensible and presents a different version of women, yet somehow she got inside everyone's skin and stayed memorable. I think it changes the tone. I think people understand her. She was truthful, you know?" The mother of two added, "I wouldn't say she's authentically herself, because she's never that, but it's good to know that we have a version of women out there other than just the nurturing, maternal, loving type. Amy allows us to see that we can honor women who express their rage and their grievance."
E.L. JAMES REALLY WANTS TO GO TO THE MET GALA
Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James is trying to pull every string to get into this year's MET Gala. A source told Page Six, "With the success of the Fifty Shades movie, she feels this is her moment. She wasn't invited by Vogue, so her representatives are asking around...to find someone who has a table to invite her to the gala." The insider went on to say, "It's likely that Dakota Johnson will be going, and James wants to be at the gala, too. Fifty Shades is her creation." The gala will be held in May.
Tuesday Feb 24th
OSCAR RATINGS DOWN 17 PERCENT
Nielsen is reporting that the ratings for the Oscars were down 17 percent from last year. Viewership was the lowest it has been since the 2009 Oscars when Hugh Jackman was host. The 2003 Oscars have the honor of being the lowest-rated telecast of all time when only 33 million people tuned in to watch Steve Martin host and Chicago take the trophy for Best Picture.
BENJI MADDEN GETS CAMERON DIAZ TATTOO
Benji Madden proved his commitment to his wife, Cameron Diaz, by getting a tattoo in her honor. The musician shared a photo of the new ink on social media on Monday (February 23rd) by writing, "Thinking bout you #LuckyMan" The photo shows the name Cameron written across his chest right above a tattoo of a heart. Benji and Cameron got married on January 5th at her home in L.A.
PATRICIA ARQUETTE CLEARS UP OSCAR COMMENTS
Patricia Arquette took to Twitter to clear up her controversial Oscar comments saying that it is time for people of color and gay men to start fighting for equal rights for women now. The Boyhood star wrote, "Wage equality will help ALL women of all races in America. It will also help their children and society. Women have been basically paying a gender tax for generations. I have long been an advocate for the rights of the #LBGT community. The question is why aren't you an advocate for equality for ALL women? If you are fighting against #Equalpay you are fighting for ALL women and especially women of color to make less money than men. Guess which women are the most negatively affected in wage inequality? Women of color. #Equalpay for ALL women. Women stand together in this."
The Librarians star Noah Wyle is going to be a father for the third time. This will be his first child with his wife, Sara Wells, whom he married in June 2014. He also has a nine-year-old daughter named Auden and a 12-year-old son named Owen from a previous relationship.
DOES DAKOTA JOHNSON HAVE A NEW MAN ALREADY?
Dakota Johnson appears to have already moved on from her ex-boyfriend Matthew Hitt. She was spotted leaving Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood over the weekend with a mystery man getting into the car with her. Dakota was believed to have dated Matthew for about six months before splitting up around the holidays.
LEONARD NIMOY HOSPITALIZED FOR CHEST PAINS
Leonard Nimoy was rushed to the hospital last Thursday (February 19th) after complaining about chest pains. The Star Trek actor was brought to UCLA Medical Center where he has been meeting with doctors. According to TMZ, he has been in and out of hospitals over the last few months due to his COPD diagnosis which he revealed publicly last year.
Monday Feb 23rd
DAKOTA JOHNSON IS SINGLE AGAIN
Dakota Johnson's relationship with Matthew Hitt apparently did not survive all of the hype around Fifty Shades of Grey. Sources tell Us Weekly that they actually called it quits sometime around the holidays. An insider said, "Her life was getting too crazy and it wasn't something that he wanted to be a part of. It wasn't a bad break." Fifty Shades has broken box office records around the globe since opening in theaters Valentine's Day weekend.
JEREMY RENNER FIGHTS EX'S DIVORCE CLAIMS
Jeremy Renner insists that the claims made by his soon-to-be ex-wife, Sonni Pacheco, in her divorce filing are completely false. Sonni is asking the judge to revoke their prenup and argues that Jeremy’s home is not safe for their 23-month-old daughter Ava. The Bourne Legacy star is fighting back by saying that the house is definitely child-safe and was not an issue back when Sonni was living there. He is asking the judge to keep the prenup in place. Jeremy and Sonni split last December --less than a year after tying the knot.
MIRANDA COSGROVE'S ALLEGED STALKER ARRESTED AGAIN
Joshua Stockton, the man previously arrested for allegedly stalking Miranda Cosgrove, has been arrested again for getting too close to the actress again. Miranda called the police last Wednesday (February 18th) after spotting him during her trip to Disneyland. The former Nickelodeon star acquired a restraining order against Stockton last year after he also followed her to Disneyland in addition to school at USC. He is also accused of bombarding her with gifts in the mail and tweets threatening suicide over his unrequited love. Joshua is currently being held on $150,000 bond.
DREW CAREY CONCERNS FANS WITH TWEETS ABOUT KILLING HIMSELF
Drew Carey addressed his concerned fans who thought he was suicidal after tweeting, "Part of me wants to kill myself because of my ex. But I don't because I don't want to give her the satisfaction." Many of his followers responded by encouraging the comedian to stick it out and seek help from a professional. Drew followed it up by writing, "Whoa! Sorry! I'm NOT suicidal! Shouldn't make angry jokes like that. So sorry. Thanks for all the love tho!" The Price is Right host revealed during an interview in 2007 that he tried to take his own life when he was 18. He also filmed a suicide prevention video in 2009.
LINDSAY LOHAN WANTS TO STAY IN LONDON
Lindsay Lohan is planning to stick it out in London. The Mean Girls star opened up about her life in the UK during a recent interview with Hunger magazine saying, "I came here for days and ended up staying for months, and now that I'm here I'm happy. I work more. I take better care of myself. I'm much happier here. I love New York too, but it’s too late for me. I've seen pretty much all there is to see. I don't need to see it all over again...The last time I went to LA it was my friend's birthday and we went to this karaoke place. It was the same people, the same faces, nothing had changed. It felt very unevolved." Lindsay went to London last summer to star in Speed-the-Plow.
--OSCARS WINNERS LIST
Best Picture: Birdman
Best Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman
Best Actress: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Best Adapted Screenplay: Graham Moore, The Imitation Game
Best Original Screenplay: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo, Birdman
Best Foreign Language Film: Ida
Best Documentary Feature: CITIZENFOUR
Best Animated Feature: Big Hero 6
Best Film Editing: Whiplash
Best Original Song: "Glory" from Selma (written by Common and John Legend)
Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman
Best Costume Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Production Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Sound Editing: American Sniper
Best Sound Mixing: Whiplash
Best Visual Effects: Interstellar
Best Short Film, Live Action: The Phone Call
Best Short Film, Animated: Feast
Best Documentary, Short Subject: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press
Friday Feb 20th
JULIA ROBERTS' MOTHER HAS DIED
Julia Roberts' mother, Betty Lou Motes, has passed away at the age of 80. Betty Lou was fighting lung cancer at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California at the time of her death on Thursday morning (February 19th.) Julia also lost her half-sister, Nancy Motes, last year when she took her own life.
ELLEN PAGE JOINS INSTAGRAM
X-Men actress Ellen Page has joined Instagram. The 27-year-old appears to have signed up to show off pictures from her recent trip to Brazil. She has only shared three photos since signing up on Wednesday (February 18th) and has over 34,000 followers.
Amy Schumer has issued a statement responding to a critic of her film, Trainwreck, who called her chubby and not conventionally attractive. The comedian told USA Today, "I didn't read the thing. I think this is probably a good thing. I like that he was the only one that said anything. It was such an example of sort of the reason for trolling. It seems like a rewarding experience for people who do that stuff. From the bottom of my heart -- I could not care less." Amy has also addressed the criticism by posting photos to her social media with captions that read, "I am a size 6 and have no plans of changing. This is it. Stay on or get off. Kisses!" and "Hollywood here I come #pretty enough" Another photo caption read, "Loving your feedback on my appearance. Am I ok now?" The critic later apologized by writing, "She's a first-class talent and deserves more respect than what I gave her. I know I'm not thinking wrong but I'm probably saying it wrong from time to time. I wasn't incorrect in saying that social attractiveness standards have changed over the past decade or so, largely due to the creations of one Judd Apatow and those who've climbed aboard his ferry boat."
RICK SALOMON WANTS HIS MARRIAGE TO PAMELA ANDERSON ANNULLED
Pamela Anderson's on-again off-again husband, Rick Salomon, is asking a judge to annul his marriage to the former Baywatch star. He wants the marriage overturned because he claims he was deceived but he has not specified how. Rick's filing is a response to Pamela's divorce request filed last week citing irreconcilable differences.
DUSTIN DIAMOND ADMITS HE WASN'T INVITED TO 'SAVED BY THE BELL' REUNION
Dustin Diamond recently gave an interview to a local Fox station in St. Louis where he admits that he wasn't invited to participate in the Saved By the Bell reunion on The Tonight Show earlier this month. At the time, Dustin's attorney released a statement saying he had "prior commitments." The 38-year-old said, "It would have been fun, but I don't see it as a personal insult." Dustin is currently facing felony and misdemeanor charges for a bar fight in Wisconsin around Christmas time.
Thursday Feb 19th
GEORGE CLOONEY IS GETTING A PANIC ROOM
George and Amal Clooney are taking extra security precautions in their home in Berkshire, England. Sources are telling Us Weekly that the couple has decided to install a panic room on the property. One insider said, "They are having a panic room installed. It'll be fireproof, bombproof, and attack-resistant." The room reportedly has more to do with Amal's job as a human-rights lawyer than George's fear of rabid fans. The source added, "Amal has high-profile clients in controversial cases. She needs to be secure."
KATE HUDSON DOESN'T LIKE THE IDEA OF DIETING
Kate Hudson maintains her body by staying active but she admits in the new issue of Shape that she isn't a fan of dieting. She tells the magazine, "I hate the idea. It puts so much pressure on people to lose weight quickly. Getting healthy is not a two-week process, it's a change of life-style." The mother of two goes on to say, "I was at my favorite French restaurant in Paris...eating everything I love...steak, fries, lots of wine. Then the dessert came, and I was having strawberries and cream pastries plus the wine. Then, a svelte, sophisticated woman approached my table. She pointed to my glass of wine. 'This is your piece of cake. That's how you should be thinking.' And I always try to remember that: Everything in moderation!"
MARK-PAUL GOSSELAAR IS A DAD AGAIN
Former Saved By the Bell star Mark-Paul Gosselaar is a dad for the fourth time. His wife, Catriona McGinn, gave birth to a baby girl named Lachlyn Hope on Tuesday night (February 17th.) Mark-Paul tweeted on Wednesday (February 18th,) "So in love with our new baby girl. Mum and baby are healthy and happy. 2 boys, 2 girls, too perfect!" They are also parents to 16-month-old son Dekker. Gosselaar also has an eight-year-old daughter named Ava and 10-year-old son named Michael from his previous marriage.
CHELSEA HANDLER PARTIES WITH PALS AT MARDI GRAS
Chelsea Handler had no problem flashing her breasts to the crowd while partying in New Orleans for Mardi Gras with some of her celebrity pals on Monday (February 16th.) The comedian was joined by Sandra Bullock, Whitney Cummings, Michael McDonald, and Kerri Kenney-Silver. She tweeted a photo of herself with a mask on and her chest exposed and wrote, "Merry Christmas."
KATE GOSSELIN REVEALS HOW HER APPEARANCE HAS CHANGED OVER THE YEARS
Kate Gosselin attended the Celebrity Apprentice finale party earlier this week where she chatted with E! News about why she looks so different now than when she first became a reality TV star. The 39-year-old said, "I think when the world met me I was three days post having sextuplets, so the only place you can get from that point is younger. So It was really just eye-trickery, I think. You guys saw me at my worst first, and then I just kind of reversed in front of your eyes. It was nothing amazing, it was just, when you met me, who was that person?" Kate has publicly denied having had any plastic surgery. She told Andy Cohen back in 2012, "I am probably one of the rare few who de-age."
Wednesday Feb 18th
HOW DOES JENNIFER GARNER KEEP HER KIDS GROUNDED
Jennifer Garner keeps her kids grounded by showing them how other people live. The actress appears in the new issue of Southern Living where she explains how community has played a major role. Jennifer tells the magazine, "I feel so fortunate to have grown up in a place where people look out for each other. Community is the one thing people crave most, and it's hard to come by. I grew up with such an excess of it that now wherever I go, the first thing I do is build my group. It's really important for my kids to see that everyone doesn't have the lives they see in Los Angeles. That doesn't reflect the rest of the world. I want them to grow up with the Southern values I had -- to look at people when they say hello and to stop and smell the roses." She adds, "If I could do half as good a job as my mom did, I'd be pretty happy."
JIMMY FALLON SHOWS OFF BABY FRANCES
Jimmy Fallon took to Instagram to show off his newborn baby Frances. The host posted a pic of the wide-eyed two-month-old and wrote, "Franny Fallon wishes you a happy Tuesday!" Jimmy and his wife Nancy also have a one-and-a-half-year-old daughter named Winnie. Both daughters were born via surrogate.
MAMA JUNE SHANNON INVOLVED IN CAR ACCIDENT
Former Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star Mama June Shannon was involved in a car accident on Monday (February 16th.) According to Gossip Cop, a minivan rear-ended her car as she was pulling out of a gas station near her home in Hampton, Georgia. The other car apparently sped off immediately following the incident. Nobody was injured in the accident.
PAMELA ANDERSON'S FRIENDS ARE CONCERNED
Pamela Anderson's recently refiled divorce from Rick Salomon is allegedly part of a bigger issue. According to Radar Online, the actress has her friends and family concerned by her erratic behavior. A source told the website, "She has been acting completely unstable and her friends are terrified. The truth is that Pam is acting so mixed up, that no one really knows what is going on right now with her. Pam went into hiding immediately after filing the divorce and even Rick himself is dumbfounded." The insider added, "He says that he has no idea why she is divorcing him again, and he feels that it will all blow over, but she hasn't contacted him or spoken to him since she filed." TMZ is reporting that Pam has also demanded that Rick's dog and daughters get out of her house. He has apparently been working in Las Vegas.
MAGGIE Q DISCUSSES ENGAGEMENT TO DYLAN MCDERMOTT
Maggie Q refuses to give up a lot of information on her engagement to Stalker co-star Dylan McDermott but she did offer up a tidbit about his proposal. She recently told E! News, "I don't know if he wants me to go into the details on how he proposed, but I'll tell you this much -- he more told me that we were gonna be married, which I think is so funny. Because he says, 'You can't ask Maggie because you can't take the risk of Maggie saying no.'" The couple spent Valentine's Day dining at Craig's restaurant in West Hollywood.
Tuesday Feb 17th
GWYNETH PALTROW SPENT VALENTINE'S DAY WITH CHRIS MARTIN
Divorce won't keep Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin from celebrating love together. The former couple reunited to spend Valentine's Day together with their kids. A source explained to People, "Valentine's Day was all about their kids. Gwyneth and Chris had planned a fun beach day for Apple and Moses. They spent several hours on the beach. Gwyneth and Chris were friendly, but they always are. Chris spent most of the time with the kids in the ocean, and Gwyneth stayed with friends on the beach. Chris even surfed with the kids. He is a great dad and very patient." Chris' girlfriend, Jennifer Lawrence, spent the holiday in Boston on the set of her new movie Joy.
KRISTEN BELL DOESN'T PLAN ON HAVING MORE CHILDREN
Kristen Bell revealed during a recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres show that she and Dax Shepard don't plan on having more children. The House of Lies said, "We don't want to be outnumbered. Until, I suppose, I accidentally get pregnant and my third child watches this clip and realizes that he was an accident. Sorry, honey. No, but we're gonna cap it at two." Kristen and Dax are parents to daughters Lincoln and Delta.
JON GOSSELIN SUED FOR ONE MILLION DOLLARS
Jon Gosselin is being sued for a million dollars for allegedly stealing from his former employer. The ex reality star worked Securus selling electronic payment processing systems but is being accused of secretly helping a competing company. Jon's refusal to respond to the lawsuit led a judge to rule in favor of Securus.
PROSECUTORS WANT LINDSAY LOHAN'S PROBATION TERMINATED
Prosecutors in Lindsay Lohan's reckless driving case reportedly want her probation terminated. According to Radar Online, they are asking a judge to lift the probation since she has failed to produce valid proof of her completion of community service while in the UK. A source told the website, "These were very, very basic inquiries, such as how was Lindsay monitored, who supervised her work -- it does seem odd that none of that information has been sent, especially since there is a court date scheduled for Feb. 18." They are supposedly recommending jail time.
THE SITUATION LOSES HIS TANNING SALON
TMZ is reporting that former Jersey Shore star, The Situation, has failed to keep up rent payments on his New Jersey tanning salon. He had a payment plan set up but failed to cough up his first installment back in January. The landlord is expected to make moves to take back the property this week.
'SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE' ANNIVERSARY SHOW BREAKS TWITTER RECORD
The 40th anniversary special of Saturday Night Live broke a record on Twitter on Sunday (February 15th.) There were 1.3 million tweets were sent out during the broadcast which were seen by 9.1 million people. The tweets were viewed over 188 million times which is the highest number for any series episode in history. The numbers do not include special shows like the Super Bowl or the Grammys. It also beat out The Walking Dead as the most-watched show of the night.
JESSICA WILLIAMS DENIES SHE IS TAKING OVER 'THE DAILY SHOW'
The Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams took to Twitter over the weekend to deny that she is replacing Jon Stewart as the host when he leaves. She wrote, "Fact 1: I'm not hosting. Thank you but I am extremely under-qualified for the job! At this age (25) if something happens politically that I don't agree with, I need to go to my room & like not come out for, like, 7 days. That being said I am super not right for it, but there are quite a few people who are! Can't wait to stick around & see what happens. thanks to everyone tweetin at me like. Haha but I'm not like, dead. This is the beginning of my career. I'm gonna troll that ass for yrs." There is currently a Change.org petition with nearly 14,000 signatures requesting that Jessica be hired for the job.
Monday Feb 16th
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH MARRIES SOPHIE HUNTER
Benedict Cumberbatch married theater director Sophie Hunter on Valentine’s Day. The private ceremony took place at St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church in Mottistone, located on the Isle of Wight in England. Cumberbatch’s spokeswoman Karon Maskill told Reuters that the two were surrounded by their close friends and family and “It was a magical day.”
LENA HEADEY EXPECTING SECOND CHILD
Game of Thrones star, Lena Headey is expecting her second child. The actress, best known for playing Cersei Lannister on the HBO drama confirmed that she’ll be giving birth this summer. In a statement to People, she said, “I only hope that this announcement can help me to regain some of the privacy I have recently lost to prying photographers and ask that they please respect my privacy and let me enjoy this time.” She is already mom to son Wylie, who turns five next month.
VALENTINE'S DAY DOUBLE DATE FOR CAMERON DIAZ AND NICOLE RICHIE
Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden celebrated their first Valentine’s Day as a married couple by going on a double date with Nicole Richie and Benji’s twin brother Joel Madden. The foursome met up for dinner at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica, California, where they hung out for three hours, eating a multi-course meal by candlelight.
FIFTY SHADES OF JESSICA SIMPSON
Jessica Simpson and her retired football-player husband, Eric Johnson celebrated Valentine’s Day by taking some steamy photographs. Simpson posted three racy pictures to Instagram during the early morning hours of February 15, showing her in a sexy black ensemble, posing with her shirtless husband. The captions read, “V-Day” and “I’m so in love with you” with the hashtag “#FIFTYSHADESOFJOHNSON.”
ETHAN EMBRY ENGAGED TO SUNNY MABREY AGAIN
Ethan Embry is engaged to his ex-wife Sunny Mabrey for the second time. Embry, who will star in Netflix’s upcoming comedy Grace and Frankie told People, “I finally put the ring back where it belongs.” The couple was wed in 2005 but split in 2012.
Top 10 Movies
1. "Fifty Shades of Grey," $81.7 million
2. "Kingsman: The Secret Service," $35.6 million
3. "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water," $30.5 million
4. "American Sniper," $16.4 million
5. "Jupiter Ascending," $9.4 million
6. "Seventh Son," $4.2 million
7. "Paddington," $4.1 million
8. "The Imitation Game," $3.5 million
9. "The Wedding Ringer," $3.4 million
10. "Project Almanac," $2.7 million
Thursday Feb 12th
ANSEL ELGORT EXPLAINS DECISION TO GET BACK WITH EX
Ansel Elgort appears in the new issue of Details where he explains what drove him to reunite with his ex Violetta Komyshan. He tells the magazine, "I was doing OK. but I knew something was missing, and I was like, 'Oh, that's love.'" Ansel and Violetta are high school sweethearts but broke up last summer and then appeared to rekindle their relationship in January.
'BACHELOR' HOST DISCUSSES ANDI DORFMAN'S BREAKUP
Bachelor host Chris Harrison has filmed a special for ABC called Chris Tells All airing over the weekend where he will be sitting down with recently single former Bachelorette Andi Dorfman. He discussed their chat with E! News saying, "When Andi and Josh got engaged. They were full on head over heels in love, and I was there, and I would have bet my house and everything that they would make it. I wanted to believe in them, and so did Andi, and you'll see in the interview that she couldn't have been happier and she couldn't have believed more in her heart that she would never ever have to date or see another man ever again. But then it didn't work." When asked if she might look for love on the show again he responded, "I love Andi to death but I don't think she would do it again. She really is heartbroken...We've had no discussions about bringing her back."
JENNIFER CARPENTER IS PREGNANT AND ENGAGED
Former Dexter star Jennifer Carpenter is engaged and pregnant. Her rep confirmed to Us Weekly that she and boyfriend Seth Avett are expecting their first child together and plan to make it official. Jennifer was previously married to her co-star Michael C. Hall from 2008 to 2011. She has been dating Seth since June 2013.
BRUCE JENNER WAS TOTALLY SOBER DURING CAR ACCIDENT
Drugs and alcohol were not a factor in Bruce Jenner's car accident last weekend. Law enforcement officials confirmed to TMZ that he passed his field sobriety test with flying colors. His blood tests also backed up the initial findings. Police are still looking into who was at fault for the crash which resulted in one fatality.
ELIZABETH BERKLEY POKES FUN AT 'SHOWGIRLS' PAST
Elizabeth Berkley posted a throwback photo on Instagram from Saved by the Bell earlier this week and poked fun at her movie flop Showgirls in the process. The picture shows Elizabeth and her female co-stars in long cheerleader skirts which inspired the caption, "Perhaps this was the moment that pushed it over the edge and led me to do #showgirls?! #life #oy #whatareyougonnado #gottalaugh cc: my love @tathiessen." The cast of Saved By the Bell reunited last week for a sketch on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon minus Lark Voorhies and Dustin Diamond.
Wednesday Feb 11th
BRIAN WILLIAMS' SUSPENDED AT NBC
NBC has suspended Brian Williams. The network released a statement last night..
Brian will take an unpaid leave of absense for six months. Lester Holt will be filling in for him during that time. Deborah Turness of NBC News said of his recently exposed Iraqi war exageration, "It then became clear that on other occasions Brian had done the same while telling that story in other venues. This was wrong and completely inappropriate for someone in Brian's position. In addition, we have concerns about comments that occurred outside NBC News while Brian was talking about his experiences in the field. Millions of Americans have turned to him every day, and he has been an important and well-respected part of our organization. As I'm sure you understand, this was a very hard decision. Certainly there will be those who disagree. But we believe this suspension is the appropriate and proportionate action."
JON STEWART IS LEAVING 'THE DAILY SHOW'
Jon Stewart is moving on from The Daily Show. Network president Michele Ganeless said, "For the better part of the last two decades, I have had the incredible honor and privilege of working with Jon Stewart. His comedic brilliance is second to none. Jon has been at the heart of Comedy Central, championing and nurturing the best talent in the industry, in front of and behind the camera. Through his unique voice and vision, The Daily Show has become a cultural touchstone for millions of fans and an unparalleled platform for political comedy that will endure for years to come. Jon will remain at the helm of 'The Daily Show' until later this year. He is a comic genius, generous with his time and talent, and will always be a part of the Comedy Central family."
Jon has been with the show since 1999. In that time, the show has picked up 20 Emmy Awards.
BRUCE JENNER'S DOCU-SERIES WILL CONTINUE DESPITE ACCIDENT
Bruce Jenner's recent car accident won't mess with the plans for his docu-series. TMZ is reporting that there are no plans to slow down production of the show despite last weekend's tragedy. The L.A. County Sheriff's Department is still investigating the crash that took the life of one drive who was revealed to be a neighbor of the Kardashians.
UMA THURMAN DEBUTS NEW LOOK AT 'THE SLAP' PREMIERE
Uma Thurman attended the premiere of her new NBC series, The Slap, and has raised some eyebrows over her appearance. Several news outlets called her "unrecognizable" and UK's Daily Mail wrote, "What has Uma Thurman done to her face?" The 44-year-old wore her hair slicked back and seemed to be mostly without makeup aside from red lipstick. Her look drew comparisons to Renee Zellweger who made headlines for her new look while attending an event back in October.
TV HOST MARC SUMMERS REVEALS ILLNESS
Former Nickelodeon and Food Network personality Marc Summers has revealed his fight against Leukemia. He gave an interview to the Preston and Steve show on Monday (February 9th) where he said, "I've been sort of keeping something secret for the last five years, and I guess I'm ready to talk about it now, and that is: I was diagnosed with cancer five years ago. You know, in show business, if you talk about that stuff, it's hard to get hired afterward...And I've sort of compressed this thing and it's made me nuts." Marc added, "It's a fact that I was diagnosed with something called chronic lymphocytic leukemia. I was having stomach problems and in severe pain, went to a hospital, and they took 17 and a half inches of my small intestine out. When I woke up, I said -- because I'm a stand-up comic, just trying to make light of the situation -- 'Hey doctor, do I have cancer?' And he said, 'As a matter of fact, you do.' And that sort of freaked me out. And he said, 'You need to get to an oncologist right away.' Well, man, those are the words I don't wish on anybody."
ZACH BRAFF APOLOGIZES FOR PHARRELL TWEET
Zach Braff has issued an apology for comparing Pharrell's Grammy look to a money in a bellhop costume. He posted a side by side photo of his character from Oz the Great and Powerful and the singer at Sunday's (February 8th) award show writing, "Grammys are time-delayed in LA (?!) but someone just sent me this: #IWoreItBetter" The former Scrubs star tried to clarify the tweet by writing, "I love Pharrell. I thought the outfit he wore was similar to that of my bell hop outfit in Oz. I apologize."
SCOTT FOLEY TALKS FATHERHOOD
Scandal actor Scott Foley admits that being a dad can drive you crazy. He recently told People, "Fatherhood is insane. I'm lucky enough to have three healthy children. And I'm lucky enough to be woken up every day between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. My 2½-year-old, if he doesn't 'drop' anything at 3 a.m., it's a good night. I nap at lunch. But if I take up any longer than 10 minutes, I'm a wreck for the day. And I make up call times. If I have to be on set at 9 a.m., I'll say, 'Sorry, babe, I got to be there at 7.' Then, I sleep in my trailer for a couple hours." Scott is a dad to three-month-old son Konrad, two-and-a-half-year-old Keller, and five-year-old daughter Malina.
Tuesday Feb 11th
SCARLETT JOHNANSSON SAYS DAUGHTER DOESN'T LOOK LIKE WHAT SHE EXPECTED
Scarlett Johansson admits in the new issue of W magazine that her daughter does quite look like what she expected. The new mom explains, "When she came out of me, I was so surprised. I had a very strong picture in my mind of what my baby would look like. And, of course, she is completely different. Perfect, but not what I'd imagined." Scarlett adds, "Now, of course, I can't picture her any other way." Baby Rose Dorothy was born back in September.
KATIE COURIC DENIES THAT SHE'S GUNNING FOR BRIAN WILLIAMS' JOB
Katie Couric isn't trying to nab Brian Williams' job at NBC Nightly News. The journalist tweeted on Monday (February 9th,) "Been out of pocket – any rumors about me and NBC completely untrue. Wishing my friends at my former home the best during this tough time." Outlets including the New York Daily News compared Katie to a shark smelling blood and claimed she was already hitting up her old contacts at the network.
GIULIANA RANCIC CRITICIZED FOR WEIGHT ON GRAMMY RED CARPET
Social media erupted on Sunday night (February 8th) over concern for Giuliana Rancic's tiny figure. One user tweeted, "Giuliana's jumpsuit is AMAZE but goddammit she is so disgustingly skinny..." Others said she looks sick and needs to eat more. The E! personality retweeted some of the positive responses to her red carpet look but has not addressed the comments about her weight.
ARTIST WANTS TO REPLACE BILL COSBY STATUES WITH A NAKED SCULPTURE
An artist named Rodman Edwards wants two public statues of Bill Cosby to be replaced by a bronze sculpture he made called "Fat Albert Cries for Dr. Huxtable." The statue is his character Dr. Cliff Huxtable naked with just a miniature statue of his Fat Albert character cover his genitals. Edwards discussed the work with Huffington Post saying, "I want people to see what Cosby is really like. I gave him a creepy look because he's a creepy guy. I was a big Fat Albert fan until I found out how he really was. I just think if the allegations are true, then he should not be represented the way he is by the TV Hall of Fame. Until he apologizes, I think this is a more honest depiction of Cosby." He will officially unveil his proposal for the statue on February 20th at the Cory Allen Contemporary Art gallery in St. Petersburg, Florida.
LEIGHTON MEESTER LISTS HER HOUSE
Former Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester has listed her L.A. bachelorette pad. She is asking $2.35 million for the property. She bought the back four-bedroom, four and half bathroom house back in 2011. Leighton married The O.C. star Adam Brody last year.
ABC FAMILY PULLS PLUG ON 'MELISSA AND JOEY'
ABC Family has announced their decision not to renew Melissa and Joey for a fifth season. The network said in a statement, "We are proud of the milestones Melissa & Joey has achieved, being the network's first sitcom to reach 100 episodes and the network's first comedy to win a People's Choice Award. Now that the kids are grown and Mel and Joe have married and are looking towards starting a family, it seemed like a natural time to bring the series to a close. We are grateful to Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence, and the whole cast and crew who worked so hard on this successful show." The show's 100th episode will be a mid-season finale airing on March 18th. The remaining episodes will air over the summer.
Monday Feb 10th
GRAMMYS WINNER'S LIST
Album of the Year:Morning Phase, Beck
Record of the Year: "Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith
Song of the Year: “Stay With Me” (Darkchild version), Sam Smith
Best New Artist:Sam Smith
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Say Something,” A Great Big World feat. Christina Aguilera
Best Pop Vocal Album: In The Lonely Hour, Sam Smith
Best Pop Solo Performance: “Happy (Live),” Pharrell Willams
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Cheek To Cheek, Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett
Best Urban Contemporary Album: GIRL, Pharrell Williams
Best Rap Performance “i,” Kendrick Lamar
Best Rap Album: The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Eminem
Best Rap Song: “i,” Kendrick Lamar
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “The Monster,” Eminem feat. Rihanna
Best R&B Performance: “Drunk In Love,” Beyonce featuring Jay Z
Best R&B Song: “Drunk In Love,” Beyonce featuring Jay Z
Best Alternative Music Album: St. Vincent, St. Vincent
Best Rock Song: “Ain’t It Fun,” Paramore
Best Rock Album: Morning Phase, Beck
Best Rock Performance: “Lazaretto,” Jack White
Best Dance Recording: “Rather Be,” Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne
Best Dance/Electronic Album: Syro, Aphex Twin
Best Reggae Album: Fly Rasta, Ziggy Marley
Best Remixed Recording (Non-Classical): “All Of Me (Tiesto’s Birthday Treatment Remix), Tijs Michiel Verwest
Best Music Video: “Happy,” Pharrell
Best Country Album: Platinum, Miranda Lambert
CHRIS PRATT VISITS BOSTON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
Chris Pratt made good on his Super Bowl bet with Chris Evans by visiting Christopher's Haven in Boston on Friday (February 6th.) As promised, the actor showed up in character as Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy. He was joined by Evans who opted to wear a New England Patriots jersey instead of his Captain America costume. The pair also handed out Marvel and Disney loot to all of the kids. Despite winning, Evans has promised to also visit Seattle Children's hospital as his superhero alter-ego.
BUSY PHILIPPS REVEALS THAT KATIE HOLMES STOPPED TALKING TO HER AFTER TOM CRUISE MARRIAGE
Former Dawson's Creek actress Busy Philipps dropped by Watch What Happens Live last week where she revealed that she did not keep in touch with Katie Holmes after her wedding to Tom Cruise. Busy told host Andy Cohen, "I left her several voicemail messages. I just remember when it happened and I was like, 'Are you on a plane in San Francisco with Tom Cruise? What's happening?' And then I saw her like three years later and she had a kid." Busy joined the cast of Dawson's Creek in 2001 as Audrey Liddell.
EVAN RACHEL WOOD SLAMS TABLOID STORY ABOUT NIKKI REED AND IAM SOMERHALDER
Evan Rachel Wood denies she has any ill will toward her Thirteen co-star, Nikki Reed, and her engagement to Ian Somerhalder. OK! magazine is reporting that Evan found out about the engagement through the media because Nikki knew that she doesn't support the relationship. Wood tweeted on Saturday (February 7th,) "Haha! Apparently I don't like you, according to the tabloids. Could not be happier for you and Nikki. @iansomerhalder."
MAN ARRESTED FOR LIVING IN ELLEN PAGE'S CARPORT
A man named Jordan Dillard was arrested last week for living on Ellen Page's property without her knowledge. He apparently set up camp in her carport while she was out of town with bedding, a cell phone, a laptop, iPod, a pot pipe, and a Playstation controller. The actress only found out about his presence when he knocked on the window of her home and tried to get in through her front door. Jordan was arrested on a trespassing charge and has been ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from her.
'ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK' ACTRESS ENGAGED
Orange is the New Black star Lea DeLaria is engaged to girlfriend Chelsea Fairless. She announced the news on Facebook last week writing, "Yes bitches I am engaged. Despite their concerns about the patriarchal confines of marriage, actor/singer Lea DeLaria & editrix Chelsea Fairless of Brooklyn, New York are pleased to announce their engagement. No date has been set for the impending nuptials but it's safe to say that it will be the event of the season, or a total s**t show." She also shared a photoshopped picture from Liza Minnelli's wedding to David Gest from 2002.
THIS WEEKEND'S TOP TEN MOVIES
1. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, $56M
2. American Sniper, $24.1M
3. Jupiter Ascending, $19M
4. Seventh Son, $7.1M
5/6. Paddington, $5.3M
Project Almanac, $5.3M
7/8. The Imitation Game, $4.8M
The Wedding Ringer, $4.8M
9. Black or White, $4.5M
10. The Boy Next Door, $4.1M
Friday Feb 6th
JOHNNY DEPP IS MARRIED
Johnny Depp decided to move up his wedding date from this weekend to yesterday! The 51-year-old married his 28-year-old bride, Amber Heard, on his private island in the Bahamas on Wednesday (February 4th.) The couple got together after Depp ended his 14-year relationship with Vanessa Paradis back in 2012. They got engaged in January 2014.
KIM KARDASHIAN GETS NAKED AGAIN
Apparently breaking the internet just isn't enough. Kim Kardashian is naked again...this time in the new issue of Love magazine. A photo from the shoot showing her oiled up wearing glasses and an open robe has been making the rounds online. Another photo showing off her famous derriere while crouched over and smoking a cigarette was leaked last weekend. Kim tweeted about her work with Love last month when the cover was released writing, "Can't wait for u to see 30+ page spread. We shot for 3 days straight at a motel in LA. One night til 4am."
RILEY KEOUGH TIES THE KNOT
Elvis' granddaughter has gotten married. Riley Keough married her Aussie fiancé Ben-Smith Petersen on Wednesday (February 4th.) The couple got engaged in August. It is believed that they first met on the set of Mad Max: Fury Road which is being released in May. Riley previously dated singer Ryan Cabrera and was briefly engaged to Alex Pettyfer.
KATY PERRY IS GETTING INTO THE APP GAME
Katy Perry is launching an app. The pop star is teaming up with Glu Mobile for a new game that will be released later this year. The company said in a statement, "Katy is arguably the most recognized musician in America following her Super Bowl XLIX halftime performance this past Sunday. She is a cultural icon and we expect to translate key elements of her success into an innovative, highly entertaining mobile experience." Glu is the team behind Kim Kardashian's game which earned over $74 million last year.
KATE MIDDLETON AND PRINCE WILLIAM DON'T KNOW THEIR BABY'S GENDER
Rumors about Kate Middleton and Prince William expecting a baby girl are apparently false. Palace insiders are telling E! News that there is no truth to the gossip that they have chosen to name their daughter "Diana" after his late mother. The source explained, "The couple do not know what the sex of the baby is!"
VIOLA DAVIS REVEALS HOW SHE FOUND HER SEXY
How To Get Away With Murder star Viola Davis appears in the new issue of Essence explaining how it took years to come around and see her own beauty. She tells the magazine, "I always tried to be the 90-lb. white girl. Only because we did a lot of classical training and all of the ingénues in Shakespeare were very small women. So I tried to make myself small. Literally. I don't know how I did that. I was like thinking, 'Small. Light.' I would try to have a higher voice, which sounds ridiculous, right? But I felt like there's only one way to be sexy. It's almost like I felt like I had to disappear." The 49-year-old goes on to say, "It feels really good to embrace exactly who I am and be my sexy or be my sexualized. To be my woman, you know?. And it's been the joy of my life. It really has and I think it found me at the right time of my life."
HEIDI MONTAG SUPPORTS HER FATHER
Former Hills star Heidi Montag doesn't buy the recent allegations made against her father that led to his arrest last month for sexual abuse and aggravated incest. A source told Us Magazine, "It's all coming from an estranged family member with ulterior motives. Heidi doesn't believe any of it. She grew up in that house and knows her father's character...and 100 percent believes all of the accusations are false." Bill Montag is accused of having sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl from 1993 to 1998.
ANDY COHEN CALLS OUT 'THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS'
Andy Cohen took a moment on his show on Tuesday night (February 3rd) to call out the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for using the phrase "my gays" while throwing a party on the most recent episode. Andy said, "Even though some of your friends might be gay, which is great, they are not yours. You do not own them. We are not cattle. We are not purses. The next time you feel like saying 'my gays,' replace it with 'my blacks' and see how that turns out."
NICOLE KIDMAN GIVES GEOFFREY RUSH CREDIT FOR INTRODUCING HER TO KEITH URBAN
Nicole Kidman spoke at The G'Day LA and AACTA International event earlier this week where she recalled meeting her husband, Keith Urban, at the same party 10 years earlier. The Paddington star also revealed that Geoffrey Rush helped facilitate their meeting. She told the crowd, "Yes I did meet Keith here Geoffrey, everyone claims they introduced us but you can have it." The event celebrates Australian entertainers.
Thursday Feb 5th
JONAH HILL HAS A NEW GIRLFRIEND
Jonah Hill has apparently ended things with his recent dietician girlfriend, Brooke Glazer, and found a new romance. The Wolf of Wall Street actor attended a screening of the Netflix documentary, Virunga, last weekend where he was introducing people to his date named Camille. Sources tell Page Six that the new couple went out to dinner with another couple following the screening.
IS ELLEN BARKIN GETTING MARRIED?
Rumors circulated on Wednesday (February 4th) that Ellen Barkin is engaged to British Barrister Ben Emmerson. Ben is an acquaintance of Amal Alamuddin who met Ellen at Amal's wedding to George Clooney. A source told Us Weekly, "She is so happy and in love again. Ellen met him at George and Amal's wedding and they totally hit it off. It happened quickly but she's totally fallen for him and flies to see him all the time." A rep for Ben issued a statement denying the rumor saying, "Mr. Emmerson is not engaged to Ellen Barkin." 60-year-old Barkin was previously married to Gabriel Byrne from 1988 to 1999 and Ronald O. Perelman from 2000 to 2006. She has two kids from her marriage to Byrne.
MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY'S SIDE BUSINESS ENRAGES ANIMAL RIGHTS PEOPLE
Animal rights activists are not happy with Matthew McConaughey's second job. The Oscar-winner owns was ranch in Mertzon, Texas with his brother that allows people to come on the property to hunt deer. The 22,000 acre property is enclosed which means the animals can't run away. People have taken to Facebook to express their outrage by writing messages like, "We just lost all respect for you...This is NOT HUNTING...This is disgusting behavior for human beings!" Matthew has not yet responded to the controversy.
JOAN RIVERS' DOCTOR DENIES NEGLECT
Dr. Renuka Bankulla, Joan Rivers' anesthesiologist in the surgery that took her life, insists that she did everything she could to try and save the late comedian. The doctor has filed court papers claiming that she took every lifesaving measure to try and resuscitate Joan when her vital signs crashed during the procedure. Joan's daughter, Melissa Rivers, recently filed a lawsuit against her and the other doctors at Yorkville Endoscopy for the incident that led to her death back in August.
JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT STEPS OUT WITH NEW WIFE
Joseph Gordon-Levitt stepped out with his new bride, Tasha McCauley, on Monday (February 2nd) for the first time since their secret wedding. The couple was photographed heading to Little Dom's in Los Feliz. Joseph and Tasha were married on December 20th in a private ceremony at their home.
Wednesday Feb 4th
ROBIN WILLIAMS FAMILY FIGHTING OVER HIS WILL
Robin Williams' widow, Susan Schneider, is fighting with his children from his previous marriage over his estate. She has filed court documents claiming that Zak, Zelda, and Cody Williams allegedly removed items from their home in the days following his death which she believes should be hers. Robin's will instructs that his personal effects, including his awards, movie memorabilia, action figures, graphic novels, theater masks, and other items go to his children. Sources tell TMZ that the kids are claiming that they were actually denied entry into the house by Susan and they believe she is now just trying to pull a money grab. Susan and Robin were married less than three years before he passed last summer.
DRUGS FOUND IN SECOND SWEEP OF BOBBI KRISTINA'S HOUSE
TMZ is reporting that police found drugs in Bobbi Kristina's house when they went back to search for a second time. The cops will apparently only confirm that they seized several items on the second go-round but a family insider has confirmed that the items were drugs. The first search didn't turn up any of the drugs because they were only looking for things that were in plain sight.
LINDSAY AND DINA LOHAN ARE SUING FOX NEWS
Lindsay Lohan and her mother Dina are suing Fox News for stating on-air that they did cocaine together. They have filed a lawsuit against the network, Sean Hannity, and Michelle Fields for the comment made on Hannity on February 4th, 2014. According to E! News, the complaint states that they sent a letter shortly after the episode demanding a retraction and that the content be removed from the website. Fox did run a statement that the comment wasn't verified but never took down the clip which allowed it to circulate around the web. The mother and daughter are seeking compensatory and punitive damages over the severe mental and emotional distress they suffered, and continue to suffer, as a result of the comment. The Lohans are also arguing that it caused them "economic loss, including loss of income, entertainment and acting contracts, present and future diminished income and economic opportunities."
TAYLOR SWIFT EXPLAINS DECISION NOT TO PERFORM AT GRAMMYS
Taylor Swift posted a note to her Tumblr page on Monday (February 2nd) to explain why she isn't performing at the Grammy's next weekend. She wrote, "A lot of you have been asking about the Grammys this week and I just wanted to give you an update. I'm really excited to be nominated for 3 Grammys this year and even more excited that I'll be there having a dance party/rage fest in the audience. I will also be presenting the award for Best New Artist. Since my whole life is wrapped up and entangled in the planning of The 1989 World Tour right now, I'm not going to be performing on the Grammys this year. I need this time to focus only on the tour. I hope I'll see you out there at one of the stadiums this summer having a rage fest of your own!" Taylor's tour kicks off in Louisiana in May.
RYAN REYNOLDS DENIES RUMORED BABY NAME
Ryan Reynolds has denied the rumor that his newborn daughter with Blake Lively is named Violet. He recently told USA Today, "No that's not the name. I don't want to get into that but I don't know where that came from." The baby girl was born back at the end of December.
Tuesday Feb 3rd
LEONARDO DICAPRIO ASKED TO LOSE WEIGHT BY RIHANNA
Rihanna's rumored romance with Leonardo DiCaprio has reportedly hit a snag because of his weight. A source told OK! Magazine, "Leo is a lot more flabbier than her usual lovers. She wants him to get a six-pack." The insider added, "Leo thinks it's all highly amusing. He's never had a girl tell him what to do, so you can imagine how much he's loving it." It was also recently reported that Rihanna has been looking to get a new tattoo which Leo asked her not to do until she was in love again.
MINDY KALING GETS SWEET MESSAGE FROM HER EX
Mindy Kaling spent Super Bowl Sunday (February 1st) watching the game with former Office co-star and ex-boyfriend B.J. Novak who tweeted out a special message in response to her commercial for Nationwide insurance where she is treated like she's invisible. B.J. wrote, "YOU'RE NOT INVISIBLE TO ME @MINDYKALING." The love note was retweeted nearly 6,900 times and favorited over 18,000 times. Mindy has commented in the past that if he had asked her to marry him while they were dating she would have said yes.
TAYLOR SWIFT'S TV IDOLS POST TOGETHER
Mariska Hargitay and Ellen Pompeo met up at the Super Bowl where they bonded over Taylor Swift. The pop star's cats are both named after their popular characters -- Olivia Benson from Law & Order: SVU and Meredith Grey from Grey's Anatomy. The actresses posted a photo on Instagram with the caption, "This one goes out to @TaylorSwift13 @taylorswift #CatsOutOfTheBag #NFL #NationalFelineLeague #MeowMeow #CatsMeow." Swift shared the photo to her followers and wrote, "OH. MY. GOD."
HELEN MIRREN TAKES THE SUBWAY
A photo has been going viral on Instagram of Dame Helen Mirren riding the New York City subway. User Jason Lowe spotted her on the train and shared the photo writing, "Well, that just happened | Dame Helen Mirren sitting across from me on the R train #helenmirren #subway #holycrap #NYC" The 69-year-old is currently starring in the Broadway play, The Audience, as Queen Elizabeth II.
PEREZ HILTON COMPARES 'CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER' EXPERIENCE TO LIVING WITH AIDS
Perez Hilton has been overseas in the UK taking part in Celebrity Big Brother and recently compared his experience to living through the AIDS crisis of the 1980s. He said, "I have been traumatized. By the experience. By living with so many people who feel extremely negative thoughts about me. By Katie Hopkins, who told Nadia in front of many other people 'We should isolate him.' It's like being diagnosed with AIDS in the early 80s. She was trying to get everybody to be afraid of me and ostracize me." Housemate and RuPaul's Drag Race judge Michelle Visage took offense and responded, "Having lost 20 plus friends to AIDS, that is a bit extreme!" She previously commented on the show that Perez is an embarrassment and has been "setting the LGBT community back half a century."