Monday December 22nd
BILL COSBY'S LAWYER SAYS CNN IS TRYING TO RUIN COSBY'S REP
Bill Cosby's lawyer Marty Singer has claimed that CNN is trying to ruin the legendary comedian's reputation by doing a special with Beverly Johnson. As previously reported, Johnson has accused Cosby of drugging her at his Brooklyn home in the 1980s. According to TMZ, Singer fired off a letter to CNN president Jeff Zucker saying that they should contact Johnson's ex boyfriend Mark Burk.
Singer said that Burk told CNN reporters that Beverly, "never said a negative statement about Bill Cosby throughout their entire four year relationship." Singer added that "Burk told CNN that to the contrary, Ms. Johnson stated that she was an admirer of Bill Cosby and only said great things about Mr. Cosby."
ADAM SANDLER LATEST STAR BLASTED IN LEAKED SONY EMAILS
Comedian Adam Sandler is the latest star to find out how the execs at Sony really felt about him. In the latest round of leaked emails, Sandler was blasted by the studio executives for demanding $200 million for a film project. Sony executive Amy Pascal called the actor an a**hole in an email.
Sandler pissed executives off with his behavior during the making of the animated movie, Hotel Transylvania 2, and his aggressive push for an adaptation of the board game Candyland. Following a pitch meeting where Sandler tried to get $200 million to make the Candyland project, Columbia pictures honcho Hannah Minghella sent an email to Pascal.
Pascal responded, “Adam is an a**hole and this is more his fault than anyone’s but what we did was not communicate with each other and make assumptions . . . Maybe I didn’t pay attention when you were telling me what I was walking into but it also comes from . . . no one taking responsibility and I mean myself as it is my responsibility to let you guys know what I want to breath life into."
SNOOKI SAYS THE FIRE IS STILL BURNING IN HER BEDROOOM
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi got married this year and welcomed her second child but the pint sized reality star shared that her sex life is as good as ever. On her personal website, Polizzi wrote, "We still have a sex life . . . But I just started birth control so I'm waiting for it to kick in before we do it again."
The Jersey Shore star added that she and her husband, Jionni LaValle, are just more patient about when they do it. She explained, "I don't make any loud noises . . . We do it at night when the kids are sleeping because Lorenzo, their 16-month-old son, will walk in and just stare at us."
IS RICHARD SIMMONS MISSING?
Friends are concerned about Richard Simmons because he hasn't been seen publicly since January 11th. He also hasn't visited his exercise studio in six months. Attempts to reach the star have been thwarted by his housekeeper. Friends also noticed that they're aren't any Christmas decorations up at his Hollywood Hills home. According to his reps, Simmons has been depressed due to a knee injury so he's keeping a low profile.
MUHAMMAD ALI HOSPITALIZED WITH PNEUMONIA
Muhammad Ali, 72, was hospitalized on Saturday, December 20th, with a mild case of pneumonia. A rep released a statement that said, "Muhammad Ali, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, is being treated by his team of doctors and is in stable condition . . . He was admitted earlier this morning and because the pneumonia was caught early, his prognosis is good with a short hospital stay expected . At this time, the Muhammad Ali family respectfully requests privacy . . . No further details are being released at this time."
MIKE MYERS RETURNS TO 'SNL'
Mike Myers returned to Saturday Night Live and reprised his Austin Powers role of Dr. Evil. During the spoof, Dr. Evil gave the GOP some advice. He said, "It's easy to kill a movie, just move it to January." Amy Adams hosted the show which featured performances by One Direction.
1. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies — $56.2 million
2. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb — $17.3 million
3. Annie — $16.3 million
4. Exodus: Gods and Kings — $8.1 million
5. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 – $7.8 million
Friday December 19th
TERESA GIUDICE'S HOUSE RAIDED BY FEDS
The feds may have ruined Christmas at the Giudice house. Radar Online is reporting that officials raided Teresa and Joe's home in New Jersey this week and allegedly took property to satisfy the debt they owe after they failed to set up a payment plans. A source said, "Plasma televisions, expensive jewelry, cash, and even the kids’ Christmas presents were taken. Teresa was home and was absolutely stunned by the raid. She had no clue they were coming. She was absolutely hysterical, and begging them not to take the girls' Christmas presents." The insider also revealed that agents found cash stocked away in the couple's wine cellar. A spokesman for the New Jersey District Attorney's office and Teresa's rep are denying that any such raid took place.
SONY WILL LOSE $90 MILLION ON 'THE INTERVIEW'
Sony will reportedly be losing $90 million for scrapping the release of The Interview. According to The Wrap, the studio's decision to not even offer the film in streaming, video-on-demand, or DVD/Blu-ray format means they will eat the cost of the entire movie. The website estimates that the production cost about $45 million. Sony also spent $35 million on marketing in the U.S. and an additional $10 to $12 million on overseas marketing. Inside sources also revealed that before the cancellation the studio projected the movie would take in around $80 million in the U.S. and $130 in the rest of the world. Sources also believe that the company can make up five or six million in marketing losses by trading out the ad space for other upcoming titles.
MAN SPENDS BIG MONEY TO LOOK LIKE KIM KARDASHIAN
A 23-year-old man named Jordan Parke has spent $150,000 to look like his idol, Kim Kardashian. According to UK's The Sun, the British make-up artist admits to having had over 50 cosmetic procedures including Botox, lip and cheek fillers, eyebrow tattoos, and laser hair removal to try and resemble the reality star. He told the tabloid, "I love everything about Kim. She's the most gorgeous woman ever. Her skin is perfect, her hair, everything about her." Jordan admits that he has come across plenty of haters saying, "I laugh when people try to insult me by telling me I look plastic or fake. Do they think I'm going for the natural look? If I was, I'd ask for my money back."
KRIS AND BRUCE JENNER ARE OFFICIALLY DIVORCED
An L.A. county judge has signed the documents that finalize Kris and Bruce Jenner's divorce. TMZ is reporting that the couple didn't have a prenup but they agreed to let Kris have the house and then divided up the bank accounts and other assets. Kris and Bruce first announced their split in June 2013 and Kris officially filed for divorce last September.
NEW BILL COSBY ACCUSER TO APPEAR ON DR. PHIL
A new woman has come forward accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault. She has agreed to tell her story exclusively to Dr. Phil. The woman named Lisa alleges that she was a 21-year-old aspiring model in 1988 when the comedian offered her career support before he offered her a drink at his hotel suite and she woke up at home two days later. Lisa will appear along with the six accusers who are being represented by Gloria Allred. The episode will be airing later today.
Thursday December 18th
'THE INTERVIEW' IS NOT GETTING RELEASED
Sony has decided to pull the plug on The Interview in light of the terrorist threats from their hackers which led to most of the major theater chains in the U.S. back out of running the film. Several news outlets are reporting that pressure from other studios also contributed to their decision.
The studio released a statement saying, "In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film The Interview, we have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release. We are deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie, and in the process do damage to our company, our employees, and the American public. We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome."
7th Heaven perv Stephen Collins has released a statement to People regarding his inappropriate sexual contact with three female minors. "Forty years ago, I did something terribly wrong that I deeply regret. I have been working to atone for it ever since. I've decided to address these issues publicly because two months ago, various news organizations published a recording made by my then-wife, Faye Grant, during a confidential marriage therapy session in January, 2012
MAMA JUNE, UNCLE POODLE, SUGAR BEAR ALL GETTING IT ON
The National Enquirer claims Mama June once engaged in a menage a trois with Sugar Bear and his older brother Billy. The tabloid quotes Uncle Poodle as saying: “June said all of the kids were out of the house and Billy came over to visit them. Billy happened to see her in her undergarments. He then told June ‘If you are dressed like that when I get back, I’m going to have sex with you.’ Sugar Bear was apparently sitting in a nearby chair laughing. June said that about an hour later, Billy arrived and she was naked in bed and they ended up having a threesome.”
InTouch Weekly claims Beyonce is pregnant. A source tells the mag: “She’s pregnant again! She’s been trying for so long, so she’s thrilled. And she’s dying for a boy this time! But she’s got that pregnancy glow and has gained weight, so it won’t be long before people start to notice.''
JUSTIN BIEBER NEW HAIR
Justin Bieber's new, platinum hairdo isn't helping his love game, The "New York Post" says Justin tried to hit on a woman at the Fresh Corn Grill in West Hollywood and she turned him down, saying he looks like Ellen Degeneres, Justin wasn't happy to hear that, obviously, but there's no word if he said anything back to her.
CHARLIE SHEEN TO APPEAR ON 'THE GOLDBERGS'
Charlie Sheen will be making a cameo on an upcoming episode of ABC's The Goldbergs as his character from the 1986 comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The episode airing in 2015 will follow older sibling Barry, played by Troy Gentile, faking a sick day to try and create his own adventurous day similar to Ferris Bueller. Sheen played "boy in police station" in the film and appeared in a scene opposite Jennifer Grey.
Wednesday December 17th
KATHIE LEE GIFFORD CLAIMS BILL COSBY TRIED TO KISS HER
Kathie Lee Gifford claimed on the Today show yesterday morning that Bill Cosby made a move on her the last time she saw him. She said, "I will admit, towards the very last times I saw him, he did try to kiss me. I said, 'Bill, no, we're friends' and he said, 'OK, goodnight' and I said, 'Goodnight.' And I went to my room, and he went into his room. A lot of married men come onto single women, but once I said, 'No, absolutely not' he respected it."
RADAR Online claims Sony's hackers posted an alleged Email from Alex Trebek threatening to quit Jeopardy. It read: “If I’m making mistakes and saying things you don’t like, maybe it’s time for me to move on. It’s not a threat, but I want to let you know how I’m feeling. If you all think I should retape the opening, I will. But I want to say that for 30 years I’ve defended our show against attacks inside and out. But it doesn’t seem to operate both ways. When I’m vilified, corporate (and certainly legal) always seems to say ‘don’t say anything and it’ll blow over,’ and I’m not feeling support from the producers, and that disappoints the s—t out of me.”
CHARLIE HUNNAM DOESN'T TRUST ICLOUD
Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam may have shown a lot of skin on the hit FX series but he draws the line at taking naked selfies. He recently told Cosmo, "I just got an iPhone last year. I love Apple products, but I don't use the cloud. I don't trust it, so you won't find any nude photos from me personally." Charlie added, "It's much more likely that I'd be followed somewhere and had taken off all my clothes to jump in a pool of water on a hike or something. I'm not doing any home photo shoots."
J-LO LIKES TO DATE YOUNGER GUYS
JLo tells Self magazine that she likes dating younger men. ''All the old clichés about women need to be undone. Enough already. We're in the other position now. We are desirable older, we can date younger guys and it's not this big taboo. Men have been doing this for years, and it's no big deal. Enough with the clichés about women. We can date younger guys ... it's no big deal.''
'FROZEN' DIRECTOR APOLOGIZES FOR 'LET IT GO'
Even the director of Disney's Frozen knows you're probably sick of hearing "Let It Go." Jennifer Lee recently chatted about the success of the film and the soundtrack in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter. She said, "A year ago, I'd meet people who, when they found out who I was, they'd say, 'Oh, we love the songs! We sing them all the time.' Now they're like, 'Yep, we're still listening to those songs.' I've gone from, 'Thank you,' to, 'Sorry!'"
THE HOBBIT IS OUT AT THE MOVIES TODAY
The third and final movie in the "Hobbit" trilogy, "The Battle of the Five Armies", is out today. It's about the one-armed orc's final confrontation with Thorin Oakenshield, and the battle to defend the mountain and the dragon's unguarded treasure. In addition to the Orcs and the Dwarves, the rest of the five armies are the Elves of Mirkwood, the Men of the Long Lake, and the wizard's Eagles from the Misty Mountain.
Monday December 15th
BILL COSBY BREAKS SILENCE ON SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS
Bill Cosby has finally broken his silence on all of the sexual assault allegations brought against him. The 77-year-old comedian briefly spoke to the NY Post saying, "Let me say this. I only expect the black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism and when you do that you have to go in with a neutral mind." When asked how his wife Camille is handling all of the recent negative press, Bill responded, "Love and the strength of womanhood. Let me say it again, love and the strength of womanhood. And, you could reverse it, the strength of womanhood and love." He then cut the conversation short saying, "They don't want me talking to the media."
MAMA JUNE AND SUGAR BEAR DOING PORN
This is a terrifying thought: Mama June and Sugar Bear from "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" could make a million dollars or more by DOING PORN. Vivid Entertainment, has officially extended the offer, since "BBW" is growing in popularity as a porn genre. (BIG, BEAUTIFUL WOMEN.) Vivid is also offering Mama June and Sugar Bear, quote, "as much creative input as you would like."
'AMERICAN IDOL' WILL ONLY BE ONE NIGHT
Ryan Seacrest revealed that American Idol will only be on one night a week for the upcoming season. He explained, "We are going to do the performance show and the results in the same show. So there won't be a 'Wait 'til tomorrow night.' There won't be a 'Coming up, coming up, coming up.' We are going to put it all into one format in one night. So that will be exciting." Ryan added, "It will be one night when we get to the final stage, the top 10, there will be one night of performances and results all in one night."
ASHTON DROPS A HINT
On Friday's "Ellen", Ashton Kutcher hinted pretty strongly that Charlie Sheen will return for the "Two and a Half Men" series finale in February. He said, quote, "If you're working on the Warner Brothers lot, if there's sirens, come save me, If you smell something, I wasn't smokin' it." (Here is the video)
ROSIE AND WHOOPI
RADAR Online claims ABC has told Rosie and Whoopi to play nice. “Rosie and Whoopi have been told they need to figure out your chemistry and energy and sharing responsibilities. They’ve told them, ‘This is your show, so figure it out.’ ABC is at point where if it sinks, everybody is going down with the ship. There are going to be big changes in terms of the tone of show. It’s not about who’s surviving longer, but who’s going to survive at all.”
Taylor Swift's 25th birthday party was attended by Beyonce, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Sam Smith, Karlie Kloss, Emma Roberts, Kelly Osbourne, Nick Jonas and Selena Gomez.
Hozier, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran will perform on the season finale of The Voice tomorrow.
1. "Exodus: Gods and Kings," $24.5 million
2. "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1," $13.2 million
3. "Penguins of Madagascar," $7.3 million
4. "Top Five," $7.2 million.
5. "Big Hero 6," $6.1 million