Celebrity Sleaze

"Dancing With the Stars" is back -- with a new cast, a new judge, and even a new theme song.  And they saved the best for last on Monday's season premiere, with Alfonso Ribeiro amazing the judges and earning the highest score with his jive.  All four members of the panel -- Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and new judge Julianne Hough -- gave him a nine.  At the opposite end is one of this season's oldest competitors, 72-year-old fashion designer Betsey Johnson.  While the judges praised her for her agility, her efforts to incorporate a feather boa literally tripped her up, and she received a five from each judge.  Olympian Lolo Jones completely botched her performance and was angry the whole night!  The show will include performances from Motown legend Smokey Robinson and hip-hop/R&B star Aloe Blacc, along with season 19's first elimination. BTW…pro Cheryl Burke says this is her last season.  She started the show at 20-years-old and has done it for a decade.  She’s ready to try new things!

Rosie O'Donnell returned to 'The View' yesterday, with lots of serious and respectful conversations about current issues like Ray Rice and Robin Williams' suicide. Co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie Perez and Nicole Wallace each took turns giving their take on the issues and had an intelligent debate. This was a big change from the old 'View'. Some early comments from critics: the show was a little boring.

Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I. filed a lawsuit last year in an attempt to protect their song "Blurred Lines" against Marvin Gaye's children's claims that the song is a rip-off of their father's 1977 hit "Got to Give it Up." Thicke gave his deposition, which also included confessions of drug abuse, in April. In the deposition, Thicke claims he had little to do with the creation of the song, despite interviews where he took credit for it. When Gaye's attorney asked Thicke why he would lie about being involved, Thicke admits to doing it for the ego boost: "Because after making six albums that I wrote and produced myself, the biggest hit of my career was written and produced by somebody else, and I was jealous and I wanted some of the credit." When asked if he was even present during the creation of the song, he said: "I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio."  He basically throws Pharrell under the bus and said it was all him. More HERE.

Looks like Matt Damon is coming back as Jason Bourne!  Director Paul Greengrass had said that there was nowhere for the character to go creatively once Jason regained his memory. Well they must have a new plan and will go into production with an intended release date of July 16th, 2016, meaning it will move ahead of the spinoff sequel starring Jeremy Renner.

Word is I Know What You Did Last Summer is getting a reboot for the big screen…no word yet on who would be in it or if Jennifer Love Hewitt is involved. More HERE.


So…do you think Kanye West is apologizing for stopping a show in Sydney demanding two handicapped concert fans stand up?  Nope.  He did stop his Brisbane, Australia show on Monday to go on a five-minute rant about how the media "sensationalizes" news and paints him as a "bad person," when he's simply "a married, Christian man with a family." He wants Matt Lauer, Michael Strahan and Whoopie Goldberg to pick a new target. Mostly, West wants to be left alone because he's a "true artist." Kim instagrammed about it...
This is just a weird morbid story…but remember the one time Lindsay Lohan said she rolled Whitney Houston’s body bag while serving at the morgue as part of her probation?  Well…that’s not true according to the morgue who says Whitney was never in one.  They also say no one in the probation program came in contact with Whitney’s body.  Story HERE.
The receipt showing the 20-cent tip Eagles running back LeSean McCoy left on a $61.56 bill at a Philadelphia burger joint last week is up for sale on eBay. The current bid is $99,900 and the seller describes it as “the controversial $0.20 Receipt for Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean "Shady" McCoy's meal.” The seller also says that a good friend named Tommy handed over the receipt into ensure something positive comes out of this somewhat negative action. The auction got over 140 bids, and it ends on Saturday. The sale’s proceeds will go to "the largest tip possible to all PYT employees for their hard work and dedication."  More HERE.
Speaking of bad tippers…TMZ says Floyd "Money" Mayweather did not share A PENNY of the $32 MILLION he earned Saturday night with the waitress who served him $25,000 worth of booze and chicken wings.  Nik Nguyen tells TMZ she thought she'd hit the jackpot when Floyd walked into Rehab at the Hard Rock Sunday afternoon with around 150 people, and she gave them extra attentive service. The Hard Rock ended up comping Floyd, and he showed his gratitude by leaving her chicken bones, empty bottles and that's it. She says it's especially maddening because some of the people in Floyd's entourage -- including Jamie Foxx -- were throwing money at random girls who were twerking on stage.  More HERE.

There is renewed speculation that Beyonce and Jay Z might be expecting a sibling for daughter Blue Ivy after the couple's "On The Run" concert in Paris on Friday. Fans noticed that while performing "Beach Is Better," Jay Z changed the lyrics from "I replace it with another one" to what sounds like "pregnant with another one." While a number of outlets are treating the lyric as a supposed "announcement" of a pregnancy, it should be noted that reps for the couple have not confirmed anything, and the audio itself isn't exactly conclusive.  He also said, Jay said, "We love Paris. It's special to us because we got engaged here and this is where baby Blue was conceived.” Then, he had some words for Bey: "It's been an honor and a pleasure to share the stage with you. I couldn't dream for anything else [than] to be in this stadium with the woman I love, who I believe is the greatest entertainer of our time. I love her. She's my wife."  Then...they released another mini-movie called "Bang Bang Part 1"...
Kanye West found himself in hot water following his concert in Sydney, Australia, this weekend. "I decided I can't do this song, I can't do the rest of the show until everybody stands up," West announced from the stage. "Unless you got a handicap pass and you get special parking and s–––," he added. There were two audience members that West noticed didn't stand up: One had a prosthetic limb, and the other was in a wheelchair, according to reports. As security went into the crowd to check on the duo's lack of participation, the crowd booed the pair before one of them waved a prosthetic limb in the air as proof. Once assured that the two people were in fact physically unable to stand, West continued. According to a source, the incident is being blown out of proportion. "There was no malicious intent to offend," a source claims. "Anyone that has been to a Kanye concert knows that he asks for crowd participation."  More HERE.

 Well, this is awkward. Actress Danièle Watts says she was accosted by police and handcuffed on Thursday in Los Angeles after being mistaken for a prostitute. Watts co-starred in "Django Unchained" and is Martin Lawrence's daughter on the new FX comedy "Partners," talked about it on Facebook. "Today I was handcuffed and detained by 2 police officers from the Studio City Police Department after refusing to agree that I had done something wrong by showing affection, fully clothed, in a public place," she wrote. According to Watts and her boyfriend Brian James Lucas, Studio City police mistook the couple for a prostitute and john after they were kissing in the car. Watts refused to show her ID to the cops, and was therefore handcuffed and seated in the back of their car until they could figure out who she was. They let her go quickly afterward. More HERE.

Martha Stewart says Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow should shut up and stick to acting. "She just needs to be quiet. She's a movie star. If she were confident in her acting, she wouldn't be trying to be Martha Stewart," she snipped in a new interview. And, after Blake Lively started her own lifestyle site, Preserve, Stewart admits the "Gossip Girl" star had come to her for advice — but leaves judgement to her senior vice president, who says of Lively, "I don't get the sense she's credible. She's enthusiastic, but she's not credible."

Lauren Conrad and William Tell got married over the weekend.  More HERE.
Speaking of weddings…Robert Pattinson got married in Vegas over the weekend. Sort of.  Okay…not really.  A chick named Lauren Adkins (now Pattinson??) married a cardboard cut-out of Robert as Edward Cullen from “Twilight”.  The Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel agreed to host the marriage. The blushing bride wore a white wedding dress and spent $3000 on the ceremony, before heading off on honeymoon with Pattinson to Los Angeles. She adds, “I wanted us to climb up to the Hollywood sign together. I had to carry him ... but everyone makes sacrifices for the man they love, right?” 

Days after the death of Joan Rivers, the head of the clinic responsible for her botched procedure is no longer practicing. The board let the doctor go, but they do not blame him for her death. The head of the clinic is the one that gave Joan's ear, nose, and throat specialist permission to do the procedure that put her into cardiac arrest. Apparently he was not cleared to give that kind of procedure. The state health department is looking into the entire case.
Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide but not murder, and now his manager says he plans to write a book about his girlfriend’s death.  The book will give his side of the story of that night and could be a huge moneymaker, but may also lead to charges that he is cashing in on his girlfriend’s death. Pistorius is awaiting sentencing, which will take place in October. Scroll down for more on this story...
What the...what!??? Lindsay Lohan claims that she 'rolled a body bag' for Whitney Houston’s corpse during her community service stint. In a recent interview Lohan called her punishment for violating her probation “f**ed and inappropriate.” She carried out 120 hours of community service in 12 hour shifts at the LA County Morgue between October 21st, 2011 and March 29th 2012. A month earlier on February 11th, Whitney Houston was found dead in a bathtub and Lohan claims that the workers there made her roll Houston’s body bag. She added: 'I know it sounds really dark and strange, but I thought it would be a lot worse. I kind of regulated a lot of it.’

News from last week:

Nicole Kidman's dad passed away in a Singapore hotel restaurant after some morning exercise of a suspected heart attack. He was there visiting Nicole's sister Antonia.  He was 75.  Read more HERE.

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius broke down in tears as the judge found him not guilty of murder and pre-meditated murder. Pistorius had been accused of deliberately shooting his 30-year-old model girlfriend at his home on Valentine's Day last year. But he had always maintained - often through wails of despair during his six-month trial - that he shot through the bathroom door in self-defense after mistaking her for an intruder. He is facing jail after being found guilty of manslaughter. He could now face a prison term of up to 15 years, but equally may walk free from court with a suspended term when he is sentenced at a later date.

Toward the end of Tuesday's Apple event, Tim Cook and Bono announced that every iTunes user would be given the band's new album for free. While that might not sound like a bad thing, many people are angry over the way Apple chose to "gift" us the album. U2's new album, Songs of Innocence, shows up in iTunes libraries as purchased, whether users have chosen to buy it or not. That's made a lot of people angry, as it's nearly impossible to get rid of the album. The mass distribution particularly irked youngsters who were unfamiliar with U2, a band formed in 1976 whose last album, No Line on the Horizon, came out five years ago. "Who is U2? And why do their songs keep popping up in my iPhone?" a Twitter user named Natalie said this week in one of a number of tweets compiled on the subject. "I've never bought their music."

Joan Rivers once publicly told daughter Melissa that when it comes to her fortune, "everything's in your name"- but it turns out that's not completely true. Joan's goddaughter Tracie Hotchner says she also left "clear provisions" for her rescue dogs. Rivers, worth approximately $150 million, owned four dogs. Samantha and Teegan lived with her in NYC, while a Jack Russell Terrier and a Border Collie stayed with her in California. Tracie shared on her blog, "How could you not love a woman who, when push came to shove, called her doggies her best friends and in later years said they were better companions than a husband because 'They didn't leave the seat up!'" Samantha and Teegan were even allowed to visit Joan in the hospital "for a moment to kiss mommy." Adams said Joan's longtime assistant Jocelyn would most likely be the one to take ownership of the dogs.

Mark Wahlberg was supposed to fly from Boston to LA, commercial, yesterday but decided to hire a private plane at the last minute. He isn't taking any chances after he was supposed to be on the plane from Boston that crashed into the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001.  FYI... Mark didn't just get the private plane for himself - the entire crew of Ted 2 were on his plane as well.

George Clooney was recently given a Humanitarian Award during Celebrity Fight Night in Florence, Italy. Near the end of his speech that night, Clooney goes on to say, “To my bride-to-be Amal [Alamuddin], I love you very much and I can’t wait to be your husband.”
A former unpaid intern who was suing CBS and David Letterman's production company has dropped her lawsuit... and she apologized, saying lawyers forced her to make the claims. The unemployed 26-year-old woman interned at the show for four months in 2008, and she accused Letterman and his crew of violating minimum-wage and overtime laws. Her written apology said, 'While I am ultimately responsible for my actions as an adult, I was caught in a weak, vulnerable time, facing student debt.' The lawsuit was filed on behalf of every unpaid Late Show intern from the past 6 years, but she now says, 'I have nothing but respect for David Letterman and the whole organization. I wore that internship as a badge of pride.'

Iggy Azalea says she's not in an adult movie that Vivid Video claims it has seen  and wants to release. According to TMZ, the company has reached out to Azalea to negotiate a price — but she is adamant that the woman in the video is not her and she’s prepared to sue.  In the meantime, Tumblr has discovered foods that looks like Iggy.  So that’s fun!

Sidebar....Kelly Osbourne doesn’t want to do “Fashion Police” anymore now that Joan Rivers is gone. Sources say she feels doing the show without Rivers is pointless, and whoever replaces the late comedian will fail miserably. Allegedly, friends are worried about Osbourne because she was close to Rivers, and  isn’t taking the death so well.

Word has it that Brad and Angelina agreed to a prenup about how to split their $425 million if this whole marriage thing doesn’t work out. The deal would give Angelina the majority of time with their children, if Brad should leave her for someone else. A source said that the couple said "that having a prenup is the best way to protect their kids,”  Brad’s assets valued at $240 million and Angelina’s at $185 million. If they ever part ways, each will leave with the millions they brought into the union, while anything they earn as a married couple would go into a trust for their children. Along with the prenup, they also made their wills official, and it gives most of their savings and properties to their 6 kids as well as various charities.
Charlie Sheen has given $1,000 to the waiter who was given a $.20 cent tip from Philadelphia Eagles running back, Lesean McCoy. Sheen made the announcement in a tweet. He said he just wants to help and isn’t making any judgements from the incident.

Nicki Minaj threw a diva fit when she was told she couldn’t rehearse her song “Anaconda” multiple times before the Fashion Rocks 2014 concert. Nicki wanted extra rehearsal time, but production didn’t need it. When producers refused to bend, Nicki nearly lost it. A source says: “She was acting completely out of control, and threatened to walk off the show. The CBS executives told her she was being inappropriate, and that she should leave. They were planning to have Kiss perform two extra songs to cover Nicki’s time slot.” But, a truce was made, and Nicki performed.
Katy Perry admits she found herself seeking therapy after 2 public breakups. She’s on the cover of the new Harper’s Bazaar and says, the therapy helped her learn how to take care of the most important person in her life: herself. She said, “What I’ve learned is that if you don’t have the foundation of self-love first, you really have nowhere to pull love from to give it away...” She’s “open” to a relationship as she heads into her 30s, but she’s wants a man who is not threatened by her “boss lady” status. Katy also shared what she’s looking for in a man- “a sense of humor, someone who is sensitive, someone who loves and understands music, and who is really smart.”
BTW...Channing Tatum is afraid of porcelain dolls. And it's adorbz.  

Have you ever thought, “I could do better” while watching contestants belt it out on NBC’s The Voice? You’ll get your chance on Oct. 21…sort of.  The Voice video game is coming, featuring solo and multi-player modes, as well as progression tiers—Blind Auditions, Battle Rounds, and the Big Finale—that should be familiar to fans of the show. Some of the songs you can pick to sing are OneRepublic’s “Counting Stars,” Sara Bareilles’ “Brave,” Miranda Lambert’s “Over You,” and Rihanna’s “Stay”. 

Reports say Khloe Kardashian and rapper boyfriend, French Montana "are on a break. The relationship got too heavy and Khloe needed to take a step back. She just wants time apart from him." But TMZ is reporting they’re done, because Khloe hasn't fully recovered from her disastrous breakup with Lamar Odom. She ended it because it had gone way too far, too fast. He bought her a Jeep for her birthday. Oh…and that thing about admitting to using the Kardashians for career exposure in a recent interview. 

Justin Timberlake and his pal Jimmy Fallon star in a pair of commercials for the brand-new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus. But you don’t see their faces… all you get from Timberlake and Fallon are their hands and hums…OH…and then the Apple Watch is here. For $349 you can have a smart watch with stainless steel and 18-karat gold options. The watch comes loaded with features like buzzing when you need to turn, if you have to have an iPhone with GPS to partner it with…like the 6 or 6 Plus. The phones also come with Apple Pay - a system to make payments through your phone.

 Kim Kardashian finally let Ellen DeGeneres douse her with ice water for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Ellen’s season premiere yesterday.  She, of course, took a selfie while getting soaked.  She told Ellen she'd already done the Ice Bucket Challenge once before in a perfectly styled video on the beach, but North deleted it before she got a chance to upload it.   When asked if she'd like to have more, Kim couldn't decide if two, three or four would be the ideal number, but says she knows she'd like North to have the same sibling bond as she does with her brother and sisters. 
Britney Spears made her debut at New York Fashion Week premiering her line of lingerie called "The Intimate Britney Spears" with a show at the New York Public Library.   The first collection will become available in the U.S. and Canada now.  It's expected to include lingerie sets and bustiers as well as more casual sleepwear items. Britney sat down with EXTRA and announced not only her new lingerie line but also confirmed that she's slowly recording her new album which might have a collaboration with Katy Perry!

Britney also revealed to ET that Zoe Saldana is pregnant with twins… oops! 
Oh…and then she was on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon talking about Dating Pros and Cons…
Taylor Swift has another song on her new album that will have people wondering who it’s about…but it’s not a guy this time. "Bad Blood" is a song from 1989 that was written about another famous female artist.  She told Rolling Stone magazine, “We’re just straight-up enemies.” "For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not. She would come up to me at awards shows and say something and walk away, and I would think, 'Are we friends, or did she just give me the harshest insult of my life?  [Then last year] she did something so horrible. I was like, 'Oh, we're just straight-up enemies.' And it wasn't even about a guy! It had to do with business. She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me. And I'm surprisingly non-confrontational — you would not believe how much I hate conflict. So now I have to avoid her. It's awkward, and I don't like it." Read the entire article HERE. More HERE.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner took the Ice Bucket Challenge a couple of weeks ago…and turns out there’s a bit of a back story.  Jen was mad that Ben turned around and pulled her into their pool after she dumped ice water on him because she had her phone in her back pocket and it was destroyed.  She talked about it while promoting her new movie, Men, Women and Children at the Toronto Film Festival.  More HERE.
The trailer for JLo's new movie, "The Boy Next Door", was released yesterday and it looks gooood!  She plays a mom of a teenager who makes the mistake of hooking up with the young guy next door!  It's out in theaters January 23rd.

Assault charges against Justin Bieber have been dropped in an incident last year in Toronto involving an alleged attack on a limo driver. Bieber and his entourage had been accused of hitting the man in the back of the head during an argument in December 2013. he still has to contend with assault and dangerous driving charges tied to an ATV accident last month.

Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea are teaming up to perform on the September 27 Saturday Night Live Season 40 premiere!  Chris Brown is in talks to perform on Saturday Night Live by October. Taylor Swift is also “almost guaranteed" a spot on SNL this season as a host and musical guest.

Speaking of Ariana….she sounds like Mariah Carey, and now seems to be acting like Mariah.  She cancelled a media photo shoot in Australia due to a large list of demands. 
Ariana took one photo and then cancelled the rest of the shoot. Her list of demands were: no questions about relationships/dating/ex-boyfriends, Mariah Carey, Sam and Cat/Jennette McCurdy, working or collaborating with Justin Bieber, or her grandfather’s death. Photographers were not allowed to use natural light and could only take photos from the left side of her face. Ariana looked over every photo after it was taken and if she didn’t like how it looked, it would have to get deleted. After a few minutes she left complaining she didn’t like her top. After 20 minutes of waiting, representatives for the singer demanded photographers delete all photos.  More HERE.

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