Celebrity Sleaze

 
Aaron Paul took to Twitter yesterday to slam Toys "R" Us for pulling "Breaking Bad" toys from its shelves after a Florida mom petitioned to get them removed. Paul's rant included attacks on Barbie and violent videogames, a link to a petition to keep the figures in Toys “R” Us, and even a fake quote from Obama. One tweet said, “Wait, so @ToysRUs pulled all of the Breaking Bad figures from their shelves and still sells Barbie? Hmmmm...I wonder what is more damaging?” Another one said, “And what about all of the violent video games you sell @ToysRUs? Do you still sell those? Florida mom really messed it up for everyone.”
 
Chrissy Teigen quit Twitter after receiving death threats over tweets she sent about the shooting in Canada on Wednesday. The model tweeted yesterday Thursday, “I feel sick. Bye Twitter. Taking my talents to Instagram.” The wife of John Legend came under fire for tweeting: “Active shooting in Canada, or as we call it in America, Wednesday.” She said it wasn’t a joke and the tweet was about gun control in the US.

Jenny McCarthy was a guest on Bravo's "What What Happens Live"...and took things to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL OF AWKWARD TMI when a caller asked how their love life has changed since she married Donnie Wahlberg.  Tom Bergeron is right next to her...and Donnie's in the audience...click HERE if you DARE!  NSFW!!!


One Direction announces 2015 summer tour dates just two months after their last tour ended. The closest they’ll be is Indy on July 31, 2015.
 
A judge says Chris Brown has been doing well and following his probation rules since his last hearing in August. The singer appeared in a Los Angeles court Thursday for a progress report. The judge told Brown he's shown good cooperation with the probation department. He also bumped Brown's community labor requirement from three days to four, but said that was only to ensure that he met his work requirement by the end of his probation in January. 
 


Brad Pitt is the latest celeb to join Zach Galifianakis on the web series, "Between Two Ferns"….and it’s fantastic. 

As reports swirl that the future of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo hangs in the balance after it was revealed that 'Mama June' Shannon is dating a child sex offender, her daughter has come out in her defense. Hoping to set the record straight, 14-year-old Lauryn Shannon (otherwise known as Pumpkin) has spoken out about her mom's prior relationship with Mark McDaniel in a bid to stop the rumors. 'The story is not true. My mom left Mark 10 years ago,' the teenager insists, adding: 'They haven't seen nor talked [to each other] in 10 years.' While TMZ has obtained a photo allegedly taken a month ago of Mama June snuggling up to McDaniel on a hotel bed, Pumpkin has slammed the evidence as simply 'Photoshopped'. The girl says her mom is enjoying the single life. 'She is all about the kids. She only needs us girls, no-one else,' Pumpkin states. 'We are all sticking together as one happy family with us four girls.'  More HERE.

 
Gwyneth Paltrow and “American Horror Story” producer Brad Falchuk are “openly dating, but behind closed doors". According to an insider, entertainment pros know them as a couple. “They go to private Hollywood parties together.” They met through her appearances on “Glee”, which he also produces.  They reportedly spent time together over the summer in LA and the Hamptons, and went on a Utah vacation after Paltrow “consciously uncoupled” from her Coldplay hubby Chris Martin.
 
Renée Zellweger has been back in the news because the Internet noticed her new look this week…and it seems that she is caught in the middle of a bitter battle between her boyfriend musician Doyle Bramhall II and his ex-wife. The ex-wife claims she is struggling for money to allow her to care for their two young daughters, while he is living it up with the actress. Her lawyer says she and the girls have been forced to endure media coverage of Doyle and Renee including pictures of them frolicking in the Hawaiian Ocean.

 
 
 
 Jerry Seinfeld celebrated his first day of officially being on Facebook and Instagram by sharing a video that promoted his online series and reunited him with an old “Seinfeld” friend. The upcoming fifth season of his online series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, premieres on November 6th, and the video shows him jumping into a taxi, a helicopter, and then a private jet. The story of the video was that he was trying to make his meeting in Hollywood with the president of Crackle, the website where his show airs. He pulls up in a white Porsche to a mansion and speed-walks down the hall to the office of the chief exec. whereMichael Richards (aka “Kramer”) is waiting for him.
 
Halle Berry is reviving Scandale, a lingerie label born in France in 1932….and selling it at Target. She’ll help design it saying, "I think I have a pulse on what American women want."
 
Fox has picked up a script deal for a one-hour drama called "Riverdale," a live action series that's based on the cast of the Archie comics. No details yet on casting or when it might go on the air. 



Melissa Rivers inherited most of her mother Joan Rivers' fortune, but not all of it. A source said yesterday that Melissa's son Cooper also received his own bequest from his comedy legend grandma. Melissa will reportedly receive $75 million in cash, as well as Joan's French-inspired $35-million condo on New York's Upper East Side. Joan was reportedly worth approximately $150 million, meaning Cooper's share could also be in the millions. In September, Joan's goddaughter said also left "clear provisions" for her rescue dogs.  Word is now she's suing the clinic and wants the doctors deposed to explain what happened.
 
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice will be serving her prison sentence in the same facility that 'Orange is the New Black' has made infamous. So at least she’ll still feel like she’s on TV. Giudice was hoping to serve 12 of her 15 months at a halfway house, but that request was denied.
 
Hey…in case you care…Billy Bob Thornton is explaining that whole thing where he and then-wife Angelina Jolie, wore vials of each other’s blood in necklaces. He says it was her idea. He said, "Angie came home one day with a kit she bought which is a... You know those lockets you buy that are clear and you put a picture of your granny in it or something like that and wear it around your neck? That was it. She thought it would be interesting and romantic if we took a little razor blade and sliced our fingers, smeared a little blood on these lockets and you wear it around your neck just like you wear your son or daughter's baby hair in one," Thorton explained. He blamed the tabloids for twisting around the facts.
 
Also from the If You Care file: Baby North is going to work for what she wants. Kim Kardashian talked to ES Magazine and said, "I was saying that earlier to my friends, ‘I wonder what [North's] first job is gonna be.' And they were like, ‘What? She's gonna have a job?' and I was like, ‘Are you kidding me? Of course she is'. She will have to work for what she wants." "Maybe she'll be a designer. Who knows? It's too early to tell."
 
Still from the If You Care file: Nick Cannon has signed on for a sequel to his 2002 marching band-themed movie, “Drumline.”  His character, Devon Miles, will now be a mentor for the new class. You’re welcome. BTW…rumor has it he’s locked in a bitter custody battle with Mariah Carey…over their 8 dogs.  Thanks to a prenup…everything involving property and the kids is worked out, except the dogs. 


 

Oh...and Justin Bieber wants you to know he's good at hockey.  The hashtags are OUT OF CONTROL on this little video.  He claims he's #20...


FYI…just know that every week, Britney Spears is putting $1 million in the bank.  She got a raise from $310,000 a show to $475,000 a show for her Las Vegas residency. That puts her just a thousand bucks a concert behind Celine Dion. Planet Hollywood was blown away by ticket sales, which they said broke Vegas records. So Britney’s manager went back to the bargaining table 50 shows into the original deal. In total, including her side projects, sources say Spears is getting around $1 million deposited in her account weekly.
 
Justin Timberlake is winding down his 20/20 Experience world tour, announcing that the final two shows will take place on Jan. 1 and Jan. 2 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena and be filmed by Jonathan Demme. Jonathan was the guy who directed "The Silence of the Lambs". No word on exact details of the production yet, but we’re guessing some sort of DVD package will be made available.
Speaking of Justin...he helped out with a marriage proposal when he was here in concert last year.  Now, Lady Gaga is getting in the public-proposal-at-a-concert-game with a gay couple.  BTW...Gaga just bought a $23 million dollar mansion in Malibu that has a BAT CAVE.

Speaking of rad new pads...Jennifer Lawrence has a gorgeous new house for $7 million. See the pics HERE.
 
Photos of Poison rehearsing together for a private show in Southern California were posted on Bretmichaels.com. A posting on the site read, “So far no fist fights, sounds great and feels great. Maybe a reunion in 2015…”  Nothing’s been confirmed so far.

News from earlier in the week....

Kesha said under oath in 2011 that she had not had sexy time with Dr. Luke, the producer she now accuses of repeated sexual assault and abuse. Last week, Kesha and Dr. Luke sued each other. She alleges that he drugged and took advantage of her amid systemic, years-long abuse as the two collaborated professionally. He says she's making it all up in a bid to get out of her contract. Now a judge has unsealed an unrelated 2011 deposition in which Kesha is asked whether Dr. Luke ever gave her a "roofie," and whether the two ever had an "intimate relationship." Kesha says no to both questions. On Tuesday, Dr. Luke's legal team asked the judge to allow the deposition to be used in the current lawsuits, despite the protests of Kesha's attorney. He says Kesha lied in the 2011 deposition because "Luke walked Kesha down the beach and threatened to destroy Kesha's life and the lives of her family if she didn't cover up his sexual assaults."

 
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have received an apology and retraction from the publishers of Heat magazine. Earlier this month, they said that they were suing after an article was published under the headlines "Justin Timberlake gets flirty with another woman", "It is not his wife!" and "The flirty photos that rocked Justin and Jessica's marriage". Yesterday, a statement given before the High Court in Dublin read in part: "The Defendant accepts that the article was false and withdraws any inferences that questioned the state of Justin and Jessica's marriage. The Defendant regrets any embarrassment caused to the couple and unreservedly apologizes to them." Meanwhile, a statement released from the couple said they were satisfied with the apology, "...but will not hesitate to take similar legal action if false allegations regarding the state of their marriage are repeated."
 
Speaking of heat…Toys R Us decides to pull Breaking Bad toys from shelves after complaints.

Last night on The Voice, Louisville’s Allison Bray won the battles for Team Blake and Fernanda Bosch was sent home.

 
A track containing nothing but eight seconds of white noise was accidentally released under the album's 1989 name on Tuesday morning…. And it shot to the top of Canada's iTunes chart almost immediately. The release of the audio file, entitled "Track 3," was reportedly the result of an iTunes glitch — but that didn't stop eager fans from shelling out $1.29 to download the song. 
 
Speaking of Taylor...she does a little parody of her song "Shake It Off" with Jamie Oliver..."Bake It Off".

Jennifer Lopez is in the final talks for a deal to perform in Las Vegas ... and according TMZ -- she'll rake inmore per show than Britney Spears. Jennifer is being offered $350,000 per show at The Axis, Planet Hollywood, the same place Britney is performing. Britney is making $310K a show. But Britney will ultimately score more than J.Lo because her contract provides she'll do 96 shows over 2 years. J.Lo will do 72 shows, 3 times a week for 24 weeks over a 1 or 2 year period -- the contract leaves that open. Britney is guaranteed $29,760,000 for the 2-year run. J.Lo will be guaranteed $26,383,326.
 


Wanna see Jamie Foxx sweat? Tina Knowles put him in a serious bind by putting her ass dangerously close to his crotch while dancing. Mama Knowles jumped on stage during Jamie's performance at the Angel Ball in NYC and decided to back, back, back it up.
And that's when Jamie starts sweating. His options:
A: Totally go for it and give Beyonce's mom the ride dance of her life
B: Politely back away because that's Jay Z's mother-in-law.

He chose B.
 

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future next year, Universal Pictures will re-release the 1985 time-travel classic with live orchestration. The film will be screened in various venues around the world without the score, so that a live orchestra could perform Alan Silvestri's Academy Award–nominated music. The orchestra will also perform 15 minutes of new music that the composer wrote specifically for the engagements. The first performance of Back to the Future with live orchestration will take place in May 2015 in Lucerne, Switzerland. No other screening dates or details have yet been announced.  Speaking of that…did you hear about the Kickstarter hover board?  It’s kind of like the one Marty McFly rode in the movie…sort of.  And cost $10,000.  If you pitch in $100, you can ride a prototype for 5 minutes.  Pitch in $1,000 and get a privately coached one-hour ride.  Or…give them $10,000 and get one to keep in May 21, 2015.
 
Renee Zellweger looks like a completely different person with her super line-free forehead, altered brow and puffy face, although she has never admitted to getting surgery. She was photographed on the red carpet in Los Angeles on Monday night. One cosmetic surgeon who has never treated Renee said he believes she may have had an upper eye lift because the distance between the brow and her eye is much smaller than before.  She might have also had work done on her cheeks and lips.  So what does she think of the Internet noticing her new look? In a statement to PEOPLE, she says  "I'm glad folks think I look different! I'm living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows."  More HERE.
 
 BTW…Lionel Richie says he’s not Khloe Kardashian’s dad.  That was the latest rumor swirling around, and the fact that his 16-year-old daughter Sophie looks like Khloe added fuel to that fire.
 
BBTW… James Blunt is apologizing for his 2005 mega-hit "You're Beautiful".  He says it’s annoying. "[It] was force-fed down people's throats, and it became annoying, and then people start to associate the artist with the same word. I have a couple of over-emotional miserable songs that I'm known for, but I think it's turned that corner now."
 
BBBTW…Ed Sheeran was over it right after he wrote the song, “Don’t”…about ex Ellie Goulding cheating on his with Niall from One Direction.  Read more HERE.

   After battling cancer, legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died at 82. He first came to fame dressing Jackie Kennedy, and went on to dress well-known women of the 1960s through the present. de la Renta recently designed Amal Clooney's wedding dress.

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is being sentenced to a maximum of five years in prison for shooting his model girlfriend to death through a bathroom door.  He was convicted of culpable homicide last month for the 2013 death of Reeva Steenkamp.  Pistorius says he fired the fatal shots because he believed there was an intruder in his home.  
 
Bryan Cranston has responded to the Florida woman trying to get Breaking Bad action figures removed from Toys "R" Us shelves, writing on Twitter that he's "so mad, I'm burning my Florida Mom action figure in protest." Last week, a mom started a petition to get the toys of store shelves saying it was inappropriate to have kids play with dolls that have lab beakers and gas masks “items one needs to make meth." The petition has nearly 3,000 signatures. Toys "R" Us released a statement saying that the figures "are carried in very limited quantities and the product packaging clearly notes that the items are intended for ages 15 and up."
 
Over the weekend, University of Kentucky was kind enough to grant their #1 fan, Drake, a chance to warm up with the team before their Midnight Madness game. Drake went to put up a shot and caught nothing but air. No rim, no backboard. Just an air-ball. The internet is having a field day with pics and video.

 
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed that their second baby is due in April — the first time they have offered a month for the royal birth. Kensington Palace also said in a statement Monday that the duchess, who has been sidelined by prolonged morning sickness, continues to improve. There was no word on the baby's gender.

 
 

Did just pretend to be a cleaner, and ninja'd my way into the @mileycyrus personal afterparty

A photo posted by Chillz (@chillzy) on


A 23-year-old Miley Cyrus superfan named Anthony Skinner snuck backstage after her show Friday in Sydney while disguised as a cleaner. Of course, you’ve got to Instagram a selfie with the neon yellow safety vest he wore to get past security. Skinner says he was in the arena's parking lot when he noticed a cleaner's storeroom door was open. "My mindset was 'See how far you can take this'," he said. "It wasn't planned at all. Everything just fell into place so perfectly." Skinner put his belongings into "a wheelie bin," which he then pushed past a security team he claims "didn't even look at me." The good thing is he actually worked to clean the venue for about 40 minutes. Finally, a security guard told him to stand in a doorway as they "surrounded" Cyrus so she could leave the venue safely. "My whole brain just emptied. I saw her and froze. All I could get out was 'Hey'. She looked at me, smiled and just kept walking."
 
Well…this is awkward.  David Arquette and fiancée Christina McLarty happened to have a fight in the middle of a busy street and it was caught on video. At one point, Christina can be seen running down Santa Monica Boulevard in her evening dress, pleading with Arquette, "Stop David, David, David stop. Come here, please!" Another segment shows David storming off, saying, he's "done, just like the last guy." They welcomed a son in April and got engaged in July.

 

Justin Bieber was reprimanded by the Vatican. Bieber reportedly took a private after-hours tour of Vatican City earlier this month, including visits to the Vatican Museums and the Papal Apartments. During the tour, the staff scolded him for kicking a soccer ball around the halls of the historic buildings. There's no official confirmation from the Vatican, but Bieber did recently post a picture to Instagram where he's holding a soccer ball at the Vatican.

Oh..and there may now be photographic proof that Selena Gomez and Orlando Bloom are now dating. Click HERE for the story and pics!



 
Monica Lewinsky, former mistress of President Bill Clinton, knows firsthand what it's like to be bullied on the Internet, and she is going to do all she can to stop it from happening to others. At Forbes' inaugural '30 Under 30' summit, Lewinsky announced she is spearheading a "cultural revolution" against cyberbullying. In her first-ever public address, she told the audience, "I was Patient Zero. The first person to have their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the Internet." She said that she fell in love with her boss, President Clinton... when she was 22-years-old. She also said that their affair lasted for two years, and during that time, 'it was my everything'. Right before speaking at the conference she joined Twitter. She managed to rack up 1500 followers in the first 45 minutes. The audience said that you could hear a pin drop during her speech and afterwards she was called both courageous and inspiring. She received a standing ovation.
 
 And you should probably know about a new cartoon series on Cartoon Network called “Mike Tyson Mysteries”.  Warning:  NSFW language and 100% AWESOME.

Tori Spelling was quarantined for Ebola-like symptoms over the weekend. But she is not suffering from the disease. Spelling was taken to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles when she came down with a high fever, and suffered from coughing fits and trouble breathing. Turns out, she had a sinus infection on top of severe bronchitis. Season two of "True Tori" premieres today.
 

Speaking of Ebola...Cam'ron is selling Ebola masks for $19.99 online that feature a picture of him wearing a pink fuzzy hat talking on a pink flip phone. 

 
 
 

Go America! Supporting our girl in her play, Lips Together, Teeth Apart. #sisterhood

A photo posted by Amber Tamblyn (@amberrosetamblyn) on


The girls of "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" reunited on Saturday when Amber Tamblyn, Blake Lively and Alexis Bledel showed up to support their fellow "sister" America Ferrera at her new play, "Lips Together, Teeth Apart." Tamblyn posted a photo to Instagram of the girls, and then Blake posted a pic with Amber later at an art gallery and you could really see her baby bump.  Speaking of her baby bump, you should probably see Blake and Ryan on the red carpet looking COMPLETELY glamorous  HERE. 

 


 
 
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Rob Lowe got into a surfing accident on Sunday that left him very bloody and in need of stitches. He was surfing on Sunday morning when he injured his right knee bad. But he still managed to pose for a hot photo that he posted to Instagram. He captioned the pic in which you can see bloody pouring down his leg, “So sharky!”

So Mario Lopez says in his new memoir, Just Between Us, that he had a one-night stand with a major pop star about 6 or 7 years ago.  Wanna know who?  Britney Spears. Sources say that pop star was Britney, and it took place just after she split from Kevin Federline… and after Lopez broke up with 'Dancing With The Stars' pro Karina Smirnoff.  More HERE and HERE.


She was accused of swearing at her fans and her life coach reportedly quit because he 'couldn't handle' her bad attitude. So Ariana Grande is so upset about these stories, she’s turning to Miley Cyrus for advice. Ariana told the Daily Mirror newspaper: 'I was upset and I contacted Miley. I said, 'Miley, I'm so sad - what do I do? This isn't true. My heart is broken, I feel so bad. 'She was like, "Girl don't even look at it. Just be happy that you're blessed. You have family and friends love you, you have fans that love you who know what's true and what's not. It will blow over and tomorrow they'll be talking about something else." More HERE.

Shia LaBeouf is explaining all of his odd behavior of late…it was method acting. In a recent interview, the actor claimed that he was simply role-playing when he argued with Alec Baldwinon the set of “Orphans”-- and also when he smacked actor Alan Cumming’s butt at a performance of “Cabaret.” LaBeouf said, “Alec and I butted heads hard. I was sleeping in the park . . . At the time, I was out of my mind.” He added, “My whole goal was to intimidate the f–k out of Baldwin. That was the role. And it wasn’t going to be fake. I wanted him to be scared… So I went about doing that for three weeks of rehearsal.” He now says about his arrest in June, “I was reading about performance art of the ’60s and ’70s and so I thought… we’re all involved here. It’s not just your stage. We’re all in here and we’re all part of this. I was wrong.” More HERE.
 
An inside source is claiming that long-time celebrity couple Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are thinking about getting a divorce. Wilson is apparently working on a music career that is putting a strain on the couple's relationship. While Rita is apparently tired of her career taking a backseat to her more successful husband, Tom is worried her ambition will cause issues in their relationship. She has a nationwide tour planned for next year and Tom doesn't want her away for that long. Wilson released her first album 'AM/FM' after a lifetime of wishing she could break into the music industry. Rumors about their troubles started after it was reported that Tom and Rita were living separately this summer. Story HERE.

Kris Jenner is rumored to be prepping big plans for her new 22-year-old client, Selena Gomez. An insider says the “momager” is sending Selena to a “grueling boot camp,” completely taking over her daily health and fitness routine, and even advising her to consider plastic surgery. The source said, “Kris wants Selena to harden up her body and get a Kate Hudson six-pack. “She’s giving her tips and advice on everything from surgery to body hair and Selena’s completely in awe.” Selena recently took on Kris as her manager after they “really hit it off” during Paris Fashion Week, and she was in need of a manager after firing her mother in April.  More HERE.  BTW...Justin might be hooking back up with a Victoria's Secret model to make Selena jealous...that story HERE.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will reportedly include a female version of Robin. Actress Jena Malone is rumored as a possible casting choice for the role of Carrie Kelley, who becomes Robin in The Dark Knight Returns comic book storyline.
 
'Glee' star Matthew Morrison tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend, Renee Puente. The two were married Saturday evening in an intimate wedding in Hawaii. The couple exchanged vows in front of 50 family and friends on a private estate in Maui, and after the ceremony there were “Glee” style performances. More HERE.

Toys "R" Us is under fire for selling "Breaking Bad" that come complete with a fake gun, fake cash, and a backpack filled with fake crystal meth. The dolls are dressed in hazmat suits, and are paired with gas masks like the character wore on the show. Not surprisingly, the products are raising questions, and one concerned mom has even started a petition to get them yanked from the store's shelves. But the company's vice president for communications said the product packaging (as well as the website) "clearly notes that the items are intended for ages 15 and up," and "are located in the adult action figure area of our stores." That's not, however, what a local NBC affiliate found at two New York locations, where the figures were near other offerings such as Super Mario Bros. figures.
 

Taylor Swift fired back at those who blast her for writing songs about her exes. Taylor said, "I think frankly that’s a very sexist angle to take. No one says that about Ed Sheeran. No one says it about Bruno Mars. They’re all writing songs about their exes, their current girlfriends, their love-life, and no one raises a red flag there." She also said, "The most important thing to me is maintaining artist integrity which means as a songwriter I still continue to write about my life. I could very well water it down... (but) people are going to see the depth from which you approached the song, the fact that you put real emotions into it, and that's valuable, and that's good and that's real."

Stephen Collins will reportedly not be prosecuted for child molestation or exposing himself to children, despite confessing on multiple incidents, because the statute of limitations prevents prosecutors from pursuing the cases. During a secretly recorded therapy session, Collins admitted to his estranged wife Faye Grant that he had inappropriate contact with young girls, leading law enforcement officials to open investigations. But because the three known cases occurred decades ago, and no evidence of more recent crimes has surfaced, sources say prosecutors will not pursue charges against Collins. Grant claims Collins also molested a child more recently, during his "7th Heaven" run, but no victim has come forward to corroborate the allegation at this point.
 
Ray Rice could possibly be reinstated to the NFL within the next four weeks. Rice is still under an indefinite suspension and was cut from the Ravens last month after the video of him knocking his then-fiancee out , is awaiting an appeal hearing date, with a final decision to come soon after. The entire case could be resolved by mid-November, which may allow Rice to sign with another NFL team this season.
 
The cue-card holder for the Late Show with David Letterman says he lost his job after getting into a physical altercation with a co-worker. Tony Mendez admits he grabbed a writer for the show, Bill Scheft, by the shirt on Oct. 9th, which resulted in his dismissal. The 69-year-old Mendez, who says Letterman wasn't aware of the conflict between him and Scheft, also claims that the outburst had been "coming for a long time." Scheft declined to comment. "I know I shouldn't have put my hands on him," Mendez said. He joined Late Show in 1993.

In a ho-hum weekend for the box office, Brad Pitt's World War II epic, Fury, claimed the top spot with $23.5 million, beating back Gone Girl, which brought in $17.8 million for a domestic total of $107 million. Other new releases also had lackluster performances, with the animated The Book of Life bringing in $17 million for third, and Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Best of Me barely coming in fifth with $10.2 million. Steve Carrell's family comedy, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, stuck around in fourth with $12 million.

News from last week....

We now officially know what is to blame in Joan Rivers’ death. She was sedated with propofol before she died of low blood oxygen during a procedure to treat voice changes and acid reflux, according to the New York City medical examiner. Rivers lacked sufficient oxygen to her brain for a prolonged period of time, which caused brain damage, the medical examiner said. Her heart had stopped after she was sedated with propofol and undergoing procedures to examine her condition. The most important finding though is that no medical error was found, which meant her death is an accepted possibility of the procedure she was undergoing.

 
Halle Berry is saying her ex-baby daddy is living off her $16,000 a month child support payments and she wants that to stop.  She shares joint custody of her daughter with Gabriel Aubry, but filed court papers saying he quit working to live off her child support and that’s an abuse of the system.  She’s asking the payments to be reduced to $3,000 a month.  More HERE.
 
 
If Jenny from the Block gets a street in the Bronx named after her, she’ll have a fan to thank.   Twenty-seven-year-old Edgardo Luis Rivera started an online campaign to get a
stretch of Blackrock Ave. near her Castle Hill childhood home changed to “Jennifer Lopez Way” and is trying to convince the local community board — and then the full City Council.  He first met her backstage two years ago when she was tour in New Jersey, and camped out in front of the Wendy Williams Show when she invited him in as her guest. About 1300 people have signed the petition on change.org.  She the full story and see pics HERE.
 

Amanda Bynes will likely remain in involuntary confinement for up to a year. She was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold on Friday and that was extended for another two weeks on Monday. Sources say doctors are going to ask a judge for an LPS Hold which would allow doctors to confine Bynes and administer medication against her will. Doctors also got an LPS hold on her just over a year ago but it expired last month.

 
So it got ugly with Snoop Dogg not only posting rude memes and photos aimed at Iggy Azalea, then he amped it up a notch with a scary video message to her saying “Your n*&@a betta check you before I do”.  Well now, he has declared a truce...because T.I. stepped in.  T.I. manages Iggy.  Now Snoop says, "No more bad talk. I apologize. I won't do it again."  More HERE.
 
 Chris Martin’s grandparents spoke to The Sun about his relationship with Jennifer Lawrence. I know, right? Anyway, this is what they said: “Jennifer’s mum flew to Los Angeles to meet Chris. We will have to get another chair for the dinner table at Christmas. The family is getting so big we might have to split up for gatherings.” And also: “Jennifer doesn’t like the hype. She looks like she really enjoys doing TV interviews but she’s just a great actress. She hasn’t changed one bit – she is so humble and down to earth.” More HERE.

Wanna know the latest possibility of who Khloe Kardashian’s father could be?  Lionel Richie. A source said Kris Jenner had an affair with Lionel in the 1980s, and Khloe is their love child.  Richie’s daughter 16-year-old Sofia looks like she could be Khloe's little sister.  See pics and read more HERE.
 
 
Neil Patrick Harris has hosted the Tony Awards and the Emmy Awards, and will now add the Oscars to his resume. They did ask Ellen to come back for a third year and she turned it down.
 
We know Ben Affleck is set to star as 'Batman' in “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice” which scheduled for 2016. Now Warner Bros announced that he will be back in the role for the upcoming “Justice League” movie in 2017.
 
So we know that Harry Styles was photographed throwing up on the highway Sunday morning after a late night of partying.  Well now One Direction fans have posted a sign at that spot that says “Harry Styles threw-up here” and has the date when the puking occurred. The sign also has a heart drawn on it as well as several photos. Several fans went on Twitter to say they would be honored if Styles had thrown up on them. 

Kendra Wilkinson had taken husband Hank Baskett back after a public cheating scandal, but Us Weekly is saying she might be rethinking that.  Apparently some audio emerged on the 8th of an apparent phone call between Hank and the transgender model he cheated with.  That might be the final straw.
 
Cops were called twice to Justin Bieber’s condo late Tuesday into Wednesday morning after he got back from a tour of Europe.  A lot of retirees live in the same complex and didn’t take kindly to the noise.  He was said to be compliant. 

FYI…Lady Gaga says her boyfriend, Taylor Kinney, cries when she sings on stage.  As you were.

Gwen Stefani is keeping her big red chair warm for now, but Christina Aguilera will be back to "The Voice" next season.  NBC has confirmed it, along with Pharrell Williams, who joined the cast this season, and mainstays Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. 

Get ready Swifties…Taylor Swift is releasing her new album with a bang! She’s closing down Hollywood Boulevard on Thursday, Oct. 23, for a special outdoor concert performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. On Monday, Oct. 27, the day of 1989's release, Swift will appear on Good Morning America for an interview with Robin Roberts. Four days later, she will take the stage on Thursday, Oct. 30, for a GMA concert, performing songs from the new album….and she’ll be on The View on the 29th.


 
So it’s getting ugly between Ke$ha and producer Dr. Luke…she’s suing him saying he physically and emotionally abused her for years and drugged her.  And he’s fighting back with his own lawsuit, calling her a liar who is making up stories to get out of a contract with him.  Of course, there is music said to be inspired by all this drama….it’s a song from 2013 called 'Dancing With The Devil'. More HERE.

 
Speaking of Iggy…she’ll be the musical guest on SNL October 25th when Jim Carrey hosts.  He’ll be promoting the November release of the “Dumb and Dumber” sequel.  Chris Rock will host November 1st with Prince as musical guest. 

New music from Britney Spears is finally coming your way! Not only is she ready to head into the recording studio, but she’s determined to make her upcoming album her best ever, starting with a huge hit from Iggy Azalea. You can expect A-list collaborations on Brit’s upcoming ninth album. A source adds, “She plans on making it star-studded, but Iggy is on top of the list.”


Remember when U2 gave us their new album, Songs of Innocence, for free via iTunes? Bono officially apologized for that. In a Q&A posted to Facebook, a fan asked Bono, point-blank: “Can you please never release an album on iTunes that automatically downloads to people’s playlists ever again? It’s really rude.” Bono responded, “Oops. I’m sorry about that. I had this beautiful idea — might have gotten carried away with ourselves. Artists are prone to that kind of thing. A drop of megalomania, a touch of generosity, a dash of self-promotion, and deep fear that these songs that we poured our life into over the last few years might not be heard. There’s a lot of noise out there. I guess, we got a little noisy ourselves to get through it.”

 
So how is Robin Thicke dealing with his wife filing for divorce?  He threw himself a divorce party.  It was crawling with models and Hollywood celebs including Leo DiCaprio “The Dark Knight Rises” star Tom Hardy and “Into the Wild” actor Emile Hirsch. A source tells the NY Post, “There were a lot of models there. Leo and Robin were being super flirtatious and talking to tons of girls. Robin, in particular, was dancing and talking to a pretty brunette throughout most of the night. At one point, he grabbed a girl’s hand and was like, ‘Let’s dance’ . . . he was in great spirits…. Everyone was dancing until past 3 a.m.” His wife, Paula Patton, moved her new boyfriend Zak Waters into her Calabasas house.

Jennifer Lawrence's childhood friends told the Daily Mail some fun stories about jumping from a moving school bus, and selling lemonade laced with salt and pepper.  They also shared some great pics and said she'll get married here when the time is right.  Read more and see the pics HERE.


Chris Brown took to Twitter Monday to share what he thinks caused the recent Ebola epidemic that originated in West Africa, which has caused the deaths of more than 4,000 people in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. "I don't know ... But I think this Ebola epidemic is a form of population control. S--- is getting crazy bruh," he tweeted. The singer's message lit up the Internet, receiving more than 16,000 retweets. As if realizing that his opinion could land him in controversy, Brown hastily tweeted a few minutes later, "Let me shut my black a-- up!"
 
Demi Lovato is engaged — to an adorable 5-year-old boy named Grant. Lovato is the little boy's favorite singer, and he apparently decided to try taking things to the next level at Saturday's concert in Moline, Illinois. After noticing Grant and his family holding a sign up to get her attention, the pop star brought him on stage. There was a little mishap with the ring — Grant initially forgot to bring it up with him — and Lovato had to explain that he's supposed to get down on one knee. But when he said, "Demi, will you marry me?" Lovato and everyone else in the iWireless Center seemed to melt. They then sealed the deal with a kiss on the cheek. And Lovato, before sending Grant back to his family, joked, "I can't wait to see you at the wedding." After the show, Lovato posted an Instagram photo of the proposal, writing, "Oh and by the way guys...... I'M ENGAGED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" She added, "Thank you to my future husband Grant... #CUTESTEVER #demiworldtour."


Taylor Swift has been named Billboard Woman of the Year for 2014. It's the second time she's been given the title. The singer will be honored at Billboard's 9th annual Women in Music Awards event on December 12th. The publication announced the news on Friday, saying, "As one of the most influential artists of her generation, Taylor Swift has seen incredible success on the Billboard charts. Over the course of her career, she's charted 60 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 — the most of any female artist since her debut in 2006. We are tremendously excited to be honoring her as the 2014 Billboard Woman of the Year for the second time," notes Billboard. Swift previously took the title in 2011, making her the first two-time recipient. Billboard describes The Woman of the Year as an artist who "has shaped and inspired the music industry with her success, leadership and innovation over the past twelve months."

Chris Martin has already met Jennifer Lawrence’s mother. Lawrence’s grandparents have been telling the press about how her mother flew to L.A. to meet Martin. She must have liked him because Lawrence's grandmother now says they’ll need another chair at the table for the holidays. J-Law and Chris have been inseparable lately, with her supporting him at various concerts as Coldplay tours across the U.S.
 
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