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DeVito was on the morning gabfest to chat about his current movie, "Deck the Halls," about a battle with another character played by Matthew Broderick to see how many lights and other holiday decorations could be put on their houses.
But it was his comments about the White House -- and its occupant -- that got him in trouble with ABC's Broadcast Standards & Practices. "View," which airs on a seven-second delay, bleeped him twice while he was talking about Bush.
DeVito had been welcomed to the set by co-hosts Barbara Walters, Rosie O'Donnell, Joy Behar and Elizabeth Hasselbeck a few minutes before the incident.
"Danny has been out partying all night, with, tell them, I'm so jealous," Behar said.
"George ... George," DeVito said.
"Clooney," Behar said.
"I knew that the last seven limoncellos, it was going to get me," DeVito said.
Walters asked if him if it were true that he had been to the White House. DeVito said that he had been during the Clinton administration but not during Bush's term, causing ABC to bleep what DeVito had said before returning and then another bleep. DeVito continued his speech with various facial expressions.
A spokesman for DeVito wouldn't comment other than to say that DeVito had settled issues with the show after the appearance. An ABC spokesman confirmed Wednesday afternoon that the network bleeped DeVito twice but declined to discuss the incident further.
The ABC spokesman said he couldn't remember the last time "View" had been bleeped. The show aired live on the East Coast and wasn't cut during the West Coast feed.
Smith let the good news slip during a filmed pre-interview chat with a producer working for US news show Entertainment Tonight on Sunday (26Nov06).
Her big reveal was caught on camera and aired on the show last night (29Nov06).
The former model blurted out, "I think I might be pregnant again... Did that just come out?"
She added, "I'm not ready. (Boyfriend) Howard (K Stern) wants to have another baby... He wants to have a little boy."
But when the producer attempted to get more information out of the new mother, who lost her 20-year-old son just three days after giving birth in September (06), she decided she'd said enough.
Smith turned serious and said, "I feel like we should change the subject."
Alexander married his childhood friend Spears in Las Vegas in 2004, only to have the union annulled 55 hours later.
And he believes Federline is only seeking custody of his two children with the pop superstar so he will receive more of her money in their upcoming divorce settlement.
Alexander says, "The custody thing is to up the amount he gets from her.
There is no way that he will get it. It's all about the money.
"From what I understand he's already doing his thing. He's been asking beautiful women to join him backstage on tour.
"He'll get hold of pots of money and be off having a good life. He's just a lucky guy in the right place at the right time.
When I married her I knew she was rich but I did love her. I wanted her. If she had stuck with me it would have been so positive."
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The gangster rapper - real name Calvin Broadus - was arrested for possession of drugs and a firearm on Tuesday (28.11.06) outside Los Angeles' NBC studios where he had been filming a performance for 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'.
Police investigating the incident have now claim to have discovered the 35-year-old singer is still involved with the Crips gang - an American criminal group that is heavily involved with illegal activities such as crack cocaine dealing.
Police Sergeant Kevin Grandalski is quoted by Britain's The Sun newspaper: "Information developed during this investigation confirmed that Mr Broadus is both a convicted felon and an admitted 'Rollin' 20's Crips' criminal street gang member who continues to associate with other Crips criminal street gang members."
Snoop was charged and bail was set at $60,000. He is due in court on December 4.
The rapper made his affiliation to the street gang known when he spoke at the funeral of Crips co-founder Stanley 'Tookie' Williams.
'Tookie' was jailed in 1979 for murder and was executed last year despite becoming a reformed peace activist and a strong campaign backed by Snoop to get him off death row.
Other famous rappers associated with the Crips gang include Warren G and Nate Dogg.
According to reports, the singer will celebrate the start of 2007 by hosting a lavish bash at the Pure nightclub, which is located inside Caesars Palace hotel and casino.
Las Vegas has been the location for many of Britney's infamous moments.
It was in Sin City that the 'Toxic' singer married childhood sweetheart Jason Alexander, a union that lasted just 55 hours.
She also famously performed a live TV special from the MGM Grand hotel.
The pop superstar has also been flaunting her newly acquired single status with new best friend Paris Hilton in Las Vegas, with the pair being seen partying on several occasions over the last few weeks.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
'The Simple Life' star was given the dubious honour by animal rights group PETA because of her love of fur.
The activists said: "This pelt-wearing party girl is all animal skin and bones. She's an incredible shrinking woman with the heart to match."
'Desperate Housewives' actress Eva Longoria also made the list, with PETA fuming: "You'd think she'd be more sympathetic to the plight of rabbits considering the way she screws around like one on Wisteria Lane."
Ashley Olsen, 20, was the runner-up on the annual list.
PETA said of the thin actress: "Wearing fur does add 20 pounds, but if Ashley wants to fill out her frame, we suggest using a fork instead."
Last year's winner, Nicole's close friend Paris Hilton, failed to make the list since she vowed never to wear fur again after watching a shocking video detailing how animals are killed for their pelts.
PETA are now considering asking the hotel heiress to become one of their "I'd rather go naked than wear fur" models.
The wannabe rapper met "exotic dancer" and former X-rated actress Kendra Jade in Las Vegas in December 2005, while Britney was visiting her family in Kentwood, Louisiana, and the two stayed in touch.
The pair reportedly started their affair in October 2006.
A source told America's Star magazine: "Kev and Kendra had sex at their friend's apartment multiple times, starting in early October.
"Their friend would phone Kendra and a few other girls to come hang out, and it would always end up with Kevin and Kendra heading off to the spare bedroom! They're like friends who have sex."
However, Kendra has denied the claims, saying: "I'm in a committed relationship."
Britney filed for divorce on November 6 citing irreconcilable differences.
She and Kevin have both applied for sole custody of their two sons, one-year-old Sean Preston and ten-week-old Jayden James.
The 'Charlie's Angels' star insists she is faultless and that's why her heartthrob lover gets frustrated with her on occasions.
Cameron told Britain's OK! magazine: "I don't know if I do anything to annoy Justin. Nothing. I'm perfect. That's probably what drives him crazy!"
The Hollywood actress has also raved about Justin's music - insisting she is a huge fan.
She exclaimed: "Have you heard it? It's fantastic! It's hot! He's incredibly talented, amazingly talented. He's the real thing all the way through. He's amazing."
Justin recently confessed he cannot make love to his own music because it distracts him.
The 25-year-old singer said: "I have trouble having sex to music because I'll start picking out the chords."
Although he cannot get hot and steamy to his tunes, Justin, 25, insists his latest album 'FutureSex/LoveSounds' is packed with songs about sex.
He said: "I wanted the album to look to a time when everything was really sexy. When it was hot, when it was all about sex
Monday, November 27, 2006
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The 33-year-old magician stepped inside a gyroscope Tuesday in Times Square. His hands and feet will be shackled to the spinning scope Thursday afternoon. He will then have until Friday morning — a total of 16 hours — to make his escape.
If he's successful, Blaine will lead 100 children selected by The Salvation Army on a shopping expedition at Target. Each child will receive a $500 gift certificate from the retailer.
Blaine said the stunt was particularly important since The Salvation Army had provided him with clothing while he was growing up.
"This challenge is close to my heart," he said.
Several hundred people turned out for the start of the stunt, which was set up just a few blocks from the site where he once spent more than 60 hours inside a block of ice.
"This is more difficult than anything I've ever done," Blaine said before he was loaded into the gyroscope, which was then hoisted 40 feet into the air. "I've not tested it much. I will be learning how to do this as I'm doing it."
The gyroscope, with three spinning steel rings, is said to be able to flip Blaine in assorted directions as often as 8 times per minute.
In May, Blaine spent some 177 hours underwater in one of his endurance stunts. Previously, he spent 35 hours balanced atop a 100-foot pole and was buried alive in a see-through coffin for a week.
Attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan issued the statement in response to "reports rampant in the press and media regarding rumors of alleged attempts by Kevin Federline" to sell a purported sex video.
"While this is endemic of countless false and inaccurate stories that have made their way into the media regarding Kevin, his marriage to Britney, and the divorce proceedings which they are presently going through, I want to put this issue to rest once and for all," Kaplan said.
"There is not a sex video of Kevin and Britney in existence. It goes without saying that the stories of Kevin attempting to sell such a video are patently false and anyone who reports that they have information of such attempts is either lying or reporting the lie of someone else," he said.
The couple married in 2004, and Spears, 24, filed for divorce this month. Federline, 28, has counter-filed, seeking custody of their two children.
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The Oscar-winning actress filed for divorce from husband Ryan Phillippe earlier this month and Jake has been her shoulder to cry on.
A source from the film set told Us Weekly magazine: "Jake stopped by her trailer and waited for her. They laughed and talked, then he left."
Reese, 30, cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for her divorce from Ryan and has asked for custody of the couple's two children - seven-year-old Ava and three-year-old Deacon - but with visitation rights granted to her husband.
Reese, 30, has also requested "exclusive use of the family residence" and asked that the court terminate its right to grant Ryan spousal support.
Jake, 25, broke up with long-term girlfriend Kirsten Dunst last year and despite being linked to a number of women has been single ever since.
It was recently reported that Ryan had an affair with 24-year-old Australian actress Abbie Cornish after meeting her on the set of their movie 'Stop Loss'.
However, Abbie has vehemently denied the allegations, insisting the pair are nothing more than "good friends".
She said: "We were very good friends and we did spend a lot of time together. But we're friends and that's it."
The singer, who is preparing to release her second solo album 'The Sweet Escape', was constantly broody before having baby son Kingston with her musician boyfriend Gavin Rossdale.
Gwen loves being a mother so much she often thinks about walking away from music so she can spend all her time with her child.
She said: "It's all I ever thought about. I would love to just sit at home with Kingston and eat pizza."
Gwen, 37, has also revealed she never intended to release another solo record because her only ambition after the success of 2004's 'Love Angel Music Baby' was to have a baby.
The singer - who gave birth to Kingston on May 26, 2006 - explained to Australia's Daily Telegraph newspaper: "I never intended to do another solo record. It's, like, kind of embarrassing talking about it. But I had a couple of amazing leftover tracks from the last one... but I really wanted to have a baby. Now I have both. I'm just going with the flow.''
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Saturday, November 18, 2006
Carmen Electra has been spotted kissing female rocker Joan Jett.
The former 'Baywatch' actress was seen getting hot and steamy with the singer after her recent concert in Los Angeles.
A source told America's Star magazine: "They weren't even trying to hide it. They were fully kissing and going at it. There were very physical, there was lots of hugging, kissing and touching."
The pair are said to have grown close after Carmen appeared in Jett's latest music video.
After the show, the pair went on to a party together where there smooching is alleged to have continued.
Carmen's representative didn't deny the pair's same-sex smooch, saying: "She was at the concert. She is a really big fan of Joan's, and I guess this was her way of thanking her for the front row seats!"
Carmen split from her rocker husband Dave Navarro in July.
She filed for divorce in August citing "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the break-up.
Carmen met the ex-Jane's Addiction guitarist on a blind date and the pair married in 2003.
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Christian Bale says some of the films he has starred are "crap".
The 'Batman Begins' star has admitted he isn't proud of every movie he has been involved with, but says there isn't another job he would rather be doing.
He said: "I've certainly had times when I've thought, 'This is the most pointless c**p I've ever come across'. Then I've thought, 'Yes but what would you rather be doing?' and I haven't come up with anything else yet."
Although Christian has enjoyed success as the caped crusader and in 'American Psycho', he claims movie bosses are often reluctant to cast him in leading roles.
He moaned: "I was somebody who was creatively accepted, but on the business side, it was always a big pain in the a**e when somebody wanted to cast me."
Shanna, the estranged wife of Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker, made a jibe about 'The Simple Life' star's sexual health after being quizzed about her feelings towards Paris.
She told website X17: "All I have to say is don't forget to take your Valtrex Paris."
Valtrex is an anti-herpes drug.
The animosity between Paris and Shanna, a former Miss USA, began in September when Paris was seen kissing Travis.
Paris and Shanna were then involved in a fight on October 4, with the hotel heiress filing a police report alleging that Shanna punched her in the jaw and screamed obscenities at her in Los Angeles' Hyde nightclub.
Shanna told police that Paris' ex-boyfriend, Stavros Niarchos, pushed her down some stairs
Jones angered the Def Jam president when he berated him on the track Kingdom Done, which also featured Jay-Z's former business partner Damon Dash.
According to AllHipHop.com, Jay-Z raps on Brooklyn High, "Your bank versus mine / if you ballin', n**ga what I'm doin' can't be defined/ The Jones' can't keep up".
In his 'diss' track, Jones makes fun of his rival's comeback track Kingdom Come: "They waiting on Kingdom Come / but its 'Kingdom Done' /I seen king's get done".
Lady Sovereign Breaks Down Onstage.... British hip-hop star Lady Sovereign broke down on stage in Los Angeles on Wednesday (15Nov06) after struggling to perform with a severe chest infection against medical advice.
Lady Sovereign - real name Louise Harman - had difficulty delivering her lyrics during the opening songs at her show at the El Rey Theatre - and was forced to leave the stage several times before finally admitting defeat.
She says, "I hated disappointing everybody. The pain and frustration hurt so much, it was scary".
Harman's remaining American dates are set to go ahead as planned.
The three men have been charged with "insult to religion and threatening to kill" following the incident at the Anjuman-e-Islam school in Mumbai (Bombay).
Filming went smoothly until the school gates were opened to allow parents to collect their children, and paparazzi and television crews rushed through the gates to get a shot of Jolie.
Mohammed Yusuf Patni, general secretary of the school's Parent Teacher Association, says, "Jolie's bodyguard called one parent, 'You bloody Indian.' Children were pushed around. Mothers were also shoved aside by the guards".
However, a statement from Dallington TV, which organised the shoot, reads, "We had the full permission and cooperation of the school to film on the premises. When the gates were opened to allow the parents in to collect their children, the paparazzi rushed the school causing confusion".
This is not the first time security staff protecting Jolie, Brad Pitt and their three children have caused controversy since their arrival in India last month (Oct06).
An Associated Press photographer claimed he was punched and threatened with a gun on the A Mighty Heart set last month, and another photographer was allegedly attacked outside Jolie's hotel in Pune just days earlier.
The 36-year-old actor is donating all proceeds from the sale of his 1971 Corvette Stingray convertible to Oprah's Angel Network for Katrina and Rita recovery efforts, according to details on oprah.com.
Katrina hit the Gulf Coast last Aug. 29, forcing several hundred thousand Louisiana evacuees to flee to Texas. Rita slammed southeast Texas on Sept. 24.
McConaughey, who was born in Uvalde, Texas, says he bought the car in the late 1990s at a California car show.
He dubbed it Mako, like the shark, according to his statement on the website, and has driven to Mexico and back in the vehicle and many times across Texas.
Friday, November 17, 2006
The pop star/actress looked visibly upset by the frosty reception and abandoned her duties halfway through the Earls Court ceremony.
Reports claim she tumbled down a flight of stairs backstage and had to rest.
Her role was taken over by individual awards presenters, who attracted similar heckles from the audience in a largely confused and disorganised ceremony.
Sir Bob Geldof's daughter Peaches was forced back on stage after announcing an absent Shakira as World's Best Latin Artist. Peaches apologised for the winner's no-show after five minutes of empty stage, informing the arena crowd, "I just spoke to Shakira on the phone and she's thrilled".
Backstage, British girl band Sugababes had dressed in matching gold dresses expecting to be presenting an award themselves, but never made it on stage.
Band member Keisha Buchanan said at the start of the show, "I'm not sure exactly which one we're doing. We'll have to see".
Nicole, who was married to Tom for almost a decade, sent him and his fiancée Katie Holmes a wedding present with a note that "wishes them both a lifetime of happiness together", according to People magazine.
Sources were unable to confirm what the gift was.
Tom and Nicole have two adopted children, Isabella, 13 and Connor, 11.
Penelope - who dated Tom for two years - also gave the couple her blessing. The 'Volver' actress has sent 100 white roses to their suite in Rome's luxurious Hassler hotel.
Tom and Katie's celebrity friends began to arrive in Rome yesterday (16.11.06) ahead of tomorrow's (18.11.06) nuptials.
Jim Carrey and his girlfriend Jenny McCarthy, Jennifer Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony, Cameron Crowe, actress Leah Rimini and Jada Pinkett Smith all headed to the Nino restaurant for a special meal with the happy couple last night (16.11.06).
Brooke Shields, who had a public falling out with Tom last year, was also present at the meal.
'Mission: Impossible III' director J.J. Abrams said the night was "fantastic".
Katie's family also landed yesterday at Rome's Ciampino airport. Her mother Kathy and father Martin said they were "very happy to be here".
Brad Pitt and George Clooney are also reported to be on the wedding guest list.
Tom, 44, and Katie, 27, are expected to begin their marital celebrations today (17.11.06) and will be having both a Catholic and Scientology wedding service.
They are reportedly tying the knot at Italian 15th century Odescalchi Castle tomorrow (18.11.06).
Kimberly - the daughter of legendary singer Rod Stewart - is a regular on the London and Los Angeles party scene but, according to her father, her wild lifestyle has taken its toll on her health.
Rod said: "She just discovered that she has a very serious liver illness from drinking too much."
The 61-year-old star has also revealed that Kimberley has blamed her Scottish heritage for her lifestyle.
Rod, who is a proud Scotsman, explained: "She said to me, 'Dad, I'm half Scottish, I thought I was allowed to drink a lot.' I said, 'No, darling, it doesn't work like that.'"
The 27-year-old model has not touched a drop of alcohol since being informed of her illness.
Kimberly's health problem is the latest blow to Rod, who has been dealing with his son Sean's alcohol and drug addictions.
The 26-year-old has been battling his demons since he was a teenager and has had several brushes with the law.
The blond bombshell, known for her Emmy-nominated role as the trash-talking Joy on NBC's "My Name Is Earl," and disc jockey Eric Cubiche became engaged last month. They had been dating for about 18 months.
Pressly said she knows the baby is a boy.
"I'm healthy, the baby's healthy. We're good," she said.
Thursday, November 16, 2006
The hunky, dimpled Lopez was generally regarded as the series most dynamic celebrity dancer, but the public's vote, the deciding factor after the contestants had tied in the judges' tally at Tuesday's final dance-off, brought Smith the victory.
"It is awesome! It is awesome!" declared Smith, after hugging his professional dance partner Cheryl Burke. "We came a long way, we really have."
Burke won last season, too, on the arm of singer Drew Lachey.
Smith had kind words for Lopez, who was gracious in his defeat. He called the former "Saved by the Bell" star a "true gentleman" and said he and partner Karina Smirnoff "raised the bar" during the competition.
"This whole journey was unbelievable ... And Karina, most unbelievable person," Lopez gushed. "It's something I'll never forget."
Smith and Burke wowed judges on Tuesday with a spirited samba, to the tune of Stevie Wonder's "Sir Duke."
"What's so great about you is you are the everyday man who became a dancer in our eyes in the past 10 weeks," judge Carrie Anna Inaba told Smith, who's been dubbed "The Big Easy" for his laid-back elegance and charm.
In the closing segment of Wednesday's decision show, Burke, in a video clip, praised Smith's work ethic.
"From the beginning, he just wanted to be the best possible dancer he can be," she said.
Smith, ever the competitor, was determined to win, just as he had done so many times with the Dallas Cowboys. "You don't get into a competition unless you think you can win," he told AP Radio after Tuesday's dance finale.
During Wednesday's program, all nine of the previously rejected celebrities — Vivica A. Fox, Harry Hamlin, Joey Lawrence, Sara Evans, Willa Ford, Monique Coleman, Jerry Springer, Tucker Carlson and former beauty queen Shanna Moakler — returned for a last dance with their partners.
"Dancing with the Stars" was a surprise hit when it debuted in the summer of 2005. Now in its third edition, the show was a ratings juggernaut week after week and, last week, the dance-off show was No. 2 to ABC's "Desperate Housewives" with 22 million viewers, according to Nielsen. And the results show was No. 4, with 20.7 million viewers.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones issued a statement soon after the show ended, saying how proud he was of Smith. "Although we are all thrilled," Jones said, "we should not be surprised. ... "If Emmitt Smith is on your team, there is a good chance you are going to win."
Tyra Banks stripped down to her undies in yesterdays episode of The Tyra Banks Show. She wasn’t the only one showing off their undergarments during the one-hour show devoted to what women wear under their clothes, however. Producers were able to wrangle in an audience that was also comfortable stripping down to their underwear. Not to worry, TMZ.com reports the audience was comprised of only "attractive people." In this video from TMZ.com you can see why everyone was sooooo comfortable in their undies. Check out the video here.
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The Terminator 3 star was recently interviewed by gay publication The Advocate, where she was asked about stories linking her to her sexy Bloodrayne co-star.
When asked about the rumors that the two hooked up during the shoot, Loken laughed before responding, “There is the $64,000 question. Um. I don’t even know how to answer that.”
The interviewer then suggested that her silence “spoke volumes,” to which Loken said, “Just don’t look upstairs, okay?”
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
We knew it was coming and here it is. Shanna has responded to Travis' MySpace rant on her official MySpace page. "I am NOT the one running around the world with the town drug obsessed clown" the estranged Mrs. Barker barks, in a clear reference to Paris Hilton. Meow! If the Hilton/Moakler feud had fizzled out, this remark will spark the snark.The actress states that she feels that battling out their "separation in the public arena is ... in poor taste," but she still must defend herself. She goes on to claim that Travis is only revealing parts of the story which allow him to escape unscathed.The "Dancing" starlet attacks the fact that Barker is "flaunting his spiteful and vindictive relationships" in her face. As for the "Divorce Party," Shanna writes that she will, in fact, enjoy it. She will celebrate a day that "wasn't the end of her life, but rather the beginning." According to Moakler, this will be "the last time she defends herself" against people "whose motives are to LIE and knock others down."Looks like Donald Rumsfeld should be running this mess o' war.
According to TMZ online there's even more juicy gossip involving the Paris Hilton / Shanna Moakler fued!
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that the Los Angeles City Attorney is deciding if Paris Hilton is a crime victim and if Shanna Moakler is the perp.
TMZ has learned that LAPD has completed its investigation into a smackdown last month at Hyde nightclub in Hollywood. TMZ posted video of Hilton going to the Hollywood division of the LAPD, claiming that Moakler socked her in the jaw. TMZ cameras caught Moakler calling the cops, just before going to the same station and filing a report alleging that Stavros Niarchos, Paris' ex, pushed her down a flight of stairs.
We're told the City Attorney got the case from LAPD yesterday and is now deciding whether to file misdemeanor battery charges against Moakler and Niarchos.
The feud between Hilton and Moakler was triggered by Paris' close "friendship" with Travis Barker, Shanna's estranged husband. Days before the incident, a TMZ camera caught Hilton in a passionate lip lock with Barker in the Big Apple.
And get this -- we're told the main players have been "less than cooperative" with authorities and that Niarchos has had it with both Paris and Shanna and wants nothing to do with them anymore.
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The actress stunned fans and the media when she wed Chesney on the island of St. John in the Caribbean's Virgin Islands on May 9, 2005, after a whirlwind four-month courtship.
Zellweger filed for an annulment of the marriage just four months later, citing "fraud" as the reason for the couple's split. The annulment was granted the following December.
Speaking for the first time about her failed marriage, Zellweger tells British magazine Now, "There was no alternative but to let it go. I made the biggest personal mistake of my life.
I felt a fool. I was looking for something else. I just needed to put acting aside. I needed to sit still and not to worry about the dresses and the hair and the travel and the interviews.
"I was going through huge life changes at the time. I wanted to stop and be a girl for a while. My marriage came during this time and it was desperately important to me. I don't want anyone to think I didn't take it seriously."
Zellweger admits Chesney did not approve when the actress invited her close friend to stay in their Hamptons, New York farmhouse soon after their marriage.
She explains, "There was no acceptance of my life or my friends. My friend was pregnant, with her husband and young kid. She was doing up her house for the new baby."
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Pop star Christina Aguilera is set to guest star on 'CSI: New York' in February.
The episode will feature a storyline about battered women, which is an issue close to Aguilera's heart - she grew up in an abusive home and is a major contributor to a women's shelter in her hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
"CSI" Executive Producer Anthony Zuiker tells TV Guide magazine, "Christina's a fan of the show, and we're excited to have her. The episode will probably explore the topic of battered women."
The singer isn't expected to play herself. Aguilera's music will also be featured in the episode.
The New York-based legal action marks Gaby Gibson's second lawsuit against Campbell, whose lawyer says additional allegations and defendants are included in the filing, the Associated Press reports. The suit also came on the eve of Campbell's scheduled Manhattan Criminal Court appearance to face charges of hitting another employee.
Gibson's latest suit calls Campbell, 36, a "violent super-bigot" who disparaged the maid – who was in Campbell's employ from late 2005 until early 2006 – with such remarks as, "You are not in the Third World any more, stupid," and "Romanians are not usually as dumb as you."
Gibson, in her filing, says the model hit her on Jan. 17, called her names and threatened to charge her with theft after being unable to find a pair of Stella McCartney jeans. Bending over in the closet to search for the slacks, "Campbell either kicked or punched the back of Gibson's head ... while yelling discriminatory comments," according to the legal papers.
Also named as defendants are four companies owned by Campbell and her former publicist, Amanda Silverman, whom Gibson accuses of harming her reputation by having "disseminated false and defamatory statements against Gibson." Unspecified damages are being sought.
Campbell's lawyer, David Breitbart, denied Gibson's claims and said it was his belief that Campbell's employees were contracted to take any complaints against her to arbitration and keep them confidential. Silverman had no comment.
In June, Gibson accused Campbell of employment discrimination, civil assault and civil battery. According to Breitbart, however, the suit was dismissed because papers in the case were not filed within the legal deadline.
Campbell's Wednesday court date on an assault charge also stems from a pair of missing jeans, for which she allegedly blamed the maid. Campbell faces up to seven years in prison and deportation if convicted after a trial on that charge, though Breitbart has said that a plea deal was possibly in the works.
Earlier this year, in July, Campbell, who has a history of anger management issues, was also arrested in London after causing a disturbance outside of the home of her ex, multi-millionaire Dubai playboy Badr Jafar.
In a stunning announcement, FOX TV says it plans to interview the 59-year-old former football star and actor about "how he would have committed" the slayings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, for which he was acquitted in a criminal trial. (In a 1997 civil case, Simpson was found liable for the two deaths.)
The two-part, "unrestricted" interview, to be conducted by book publisher Judith Regan and called O.J. Simpson: If I Did It, Here's How It Happened, will air Nov. 27 and Nov. 29, says FOX, the Associated Press reports.
On Nov. 30, Simpson's book, titled If I Did It, which Regan is publishing, goes on sale. Its text "hypothetically describes how the murders would have been committed," according to a press release.
"This is an interview that no one thought would ever happen," FOX executive Mike Darnel tells the New York Post, which, like FOX TV and Judith Regan's imprint at HarperCollins, is owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
The Post says that Simpson was reputedly paid $3.5 million for the book.
"O.J. Simpson, in his own words, tells for the first time how he would have committed the murders if he were the one responsible for the crimes," the network said in a statement. "In the two-part event, Simpson describes how he would have carried out the murders he has vehemently denied committing for over a decade."
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Her reps said the tale of racist comments is "completely untrue." Uh huh, so why would he lie, and say such things? I believe him.
According to reports, the wannabe rapper realises he has made a huge mistake and is desperate to win back his estranged wife.
A source told Britain's Grazia magazine: "Kevin spent last week begging Britney to take him back. Kevin is stunned and he's been crying. He said he would do anything to get Britney back. He knows he's nothing if he doesn't have her in his life and realises he has made a major mistake."
Kevin, 28, has reportedly tried a number of ways to convince Britney - who he has two children, sons Sean Preston and Jayden James, with - to rekindle their relationship, including singing her love poems and sending flowers.
The source added: "He sent flowers and chocolates to Britney, but she asked an assistant to put them somewhere where she wouldn't have to look at them. He's also left voice messages, singing her love poems, but Britney hasn't replied."
Britney, 24, is believed to have instructed her staff to remove all of Kevin's belongings from their Malibu home and is enjoying having him and possessions out of her life.
The source said: "Britney says one of the perks of their break-up is getting her beautiful house back. His stuff was always messing everything up, littering the house with CDs, ashtrays, nicotine-smelling clothes and men's magazines.
"It has all been taken away now, there is no sign he ever lived there."
The 48-year-old singer has revealed that she and her British film director husband Guy Ritchie intend to return to the Lilongwe orphanage, where they found 13-month-old David Banda, to find another child.
When asked if she was going to adopt another baby, Madonna said: "Yes, absolutely. I'm going to adopt another Malawian child very quickly. A baby girl this time, in order to redress the balance."
The 'Hung Up' singer has also revealed she plans to take the couple's two other children, Lourdes, 10, and Rocco, six, to help choose the new baby.
She told French magazine Paris Match: "The next time I visit the orphanage I am going to take the children with me. I want to open their minds to the rest of the world."
Next week, Madonna's adoption of David will be ruled upon in Malawi's High Court.
The 'Top Gun' star - who is due to tie the knot in Rome this weekend - declared his love for his fiancée to the talk show host in the now infamous couch-jumping incident on her series.
Oprah revealed to US TV show 'Extra': "It's not that I'm not going. It's that they had a limited number of people that they could invite. I was not one of the invitees. That's fine. I don't get invited to everyone's wedding. I don't invite them to everything I do. But I wish them the best.
"I have a great deal of regard for their relationship and so I'm trying to think of what to get them."
Oprah insists she is not bitter and still plans to get Tom and Katie a present - but she doesn't know what.
She said: "I'm easier to shop for, you can get me a bubble bath I'm Oh, but I don't know what to give them."
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
The couple - who are currently in India filming their latest movie 'A Mighty Heart', in which Angelina stars and Brad is producing - have been left "shocked" after the 'Hung Up' singer blasted their involvement in building an orphanage in India.
A source told Britain's Star magazine: "Angelina is shocked. She can't believe it. She was like, 'Where did that come from?' It seemed like a personal attack.
"Madonna's remarks just sound nasty. Angelina thinks the worst part of it all is that Madonna could have used the opportunity to say something that could actually be of benefit to someone."
As well as criticising Brad and Angelina's work with orphanages, Madonna - who has sparked controversy after adopting a Malawian baby called David - also trivialised Angelina's role as a UN Goodwill Ambassador.
The 48-year-old pop superstar said: "I'm not interested in going in there like an idiot and going, 'OK, I'm going to build ten orphanages and I'll see you guys later.'"
"I could've joined the UN and become an ambassador, visited various countries and just showed up and smiled and looked concerned. But that's not getting to the root of the problem. And neither is building orphan care centres."
Nick, the ex-husband of Jessica Simpson, was reportedly crushed after the stunning MTV presenter rejected his offer of marriage proposal.
A source told New Weekly magazine: "Nick would marry Vanessa tomorrow. She is the one who wants to take things slower. She is in no rush to become Mrs Nick Lachey."
Now Nick, 33, is worrying their relationship may be doomed to fail because she is becoming more famous than he is.
The source added: "It's the Jessica syndrome all over again. One of the reasons Nick and Vanessa's romance works is that he is the bigger star. Jessica's fame ruined their marriage and now Nick can't help but worry the same thing will happen to Vanessa."
Nick's worries have increased since Vanessa landed a role in the next 'Fantastic Four' movie, alongside renowned ladies' man Chris Evans.
The source said: "Vanessa had a crush on Chris in the past and Nick knows it. Back then Chris was dating Jessica Biel, but now he's available and Nick is worried."
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Friday, November 10, 2006
Considering how few tickets Kevin Federline has actually been selling on his current tour, we're surprised that Britney Spears's estranged husband has enough juice to demand anything more than tap water and a sleeve of Ritz crackers backstage. But the purported rapper, whose debut album has moved only 6500 copies, actually has a rider that requires his dressing room to be stocked with Jack Daniel's, Grey Goose vodka, a gourmet cheese tray, and aromatherapy candles. However, it is unclear what the "Beer??" entry means on the rider, a copy of which you'll find below. Additionally, Federline, 28, needs someone to purchase his smokes for him (two packs of Marlboros). Finally, in what may be a further indication of the young couple's irreconcilable differences, Federline demands a bag of Doritos, either regular or cool ranch flavored. Spears, on the other hand, is reportedly very fond of Cheetos.
Unfortunately, the only 'movie' that Paris is even recognized for is that raunchy sex tape released by her ex boyfriend. If Paris actually thinks that she is in the same league as actors with stars on the boulevard such as Katherine Hepburn, Tom Cruise, and Robin Williams, she is out of her empty mind.
She broke her nose for the fourth time a few years back during one of her surfing expeditions and as a result, her nose is now in very bad shape. "I'm getting it fixed. I can't take it. I cannot breathe at all. One side of my nose is totally shattered and my septum is basically like a train derailed," she told the magazine. While Cameron is already under the knife having her nose repaired, I wonder if the doctor will throw in any free 'extras' for her.
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The hip-hop star branded the 'Hero' singer a "b***h" and a "****" while appearing on his own US satellite radio channel, Shade 45.
Eminem - real name Marshall Mathers III - insisted the couple had been an item, despite Mariah denying the claims.
He said: "Me and Mariah did have a relationship for about a good six or seven months."
The 34-year-old rapper also claimed the brief romance fell apart due their different personalities.
He added: "It didn't work. I wasn't really into what she was into, our personalities collided. She's a diva and I'm a little more regular, I guess. That fact that she denied we ever had something - that's bad."
The raunchy 19-second clip shows a woman with dark hair, who bears a striking resemblance to the 'Toxic' singer, performing oral sex on a man rumoured to be her estranged husband Kevin Federline.
The footage, posted by a user only identified as "Stripper", appeared on adult video-sharing website PornoTube yesterday (08.11.06).
A spokesman for the website said: "This does look like Britney Spears. I had my co-worker look at this also, and she thinks it looks like Britney too."
The steamy clip has reportedly been taken from the infamous Britney-Kevin sex tape, news of which first broke in 2005 after members of the couple's entourage threatened to make it public.
Britney and Kevin had to watch the tape with their lawyers after taking legal action to stop the recording allegedly featuring them from being released.
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The former 'Baywatch' star lost her baby last week, but instead of going to hospital to be treated was visited by a doctor on the set of her new film 'Blonde on Blonder' in Vancouver, Canada.
Pamela's representative Tracy Nguyen confirmed the miscarriage and requested that, "Pamela's privacy be respected at this time."
A source revealed that the pregnancy was in its early stages but Pammie, 39, and her husband Kid Rock, 35, are very upset.
The source told Us Weekly magazine: "It is what it is. It was early on.
"She will keep trying though. She really wants another baby with Bob."
Thursday, November 09, 2006
"She was rear-ended by a paparazzi," says Lohan's publicist Leslie Sloane Zelnik. "She's fine."
The 20-year-old Bobby star was able to drive away in her black Mercedes following a run-in with a photographer around 2 a.m. near the corner of Olympic and La Cienega in Los Angeles, according to the New York Daily News.
"She was apparently able to drive a short distance from the crash," a source told the News. "But she later pulled over and called a friend to pick her up."
Earlier in the evening, Lohan was reportedly spotted outside Los Angeles hot spot Hyde Lounge.
The incident has not been reported to the Los Angeles police department or the sheriff's office.
This isn't the first time Lohan has been involved in a car crash:
• Oct. 4, 2005: Lohan and an unidentified female friend suffered minor injuries when the actress's black Mercedes-Benz convertible crashed into a Chevrolet Astro van on a busy street near the Beverly Center shopping complex.
• May 31, 2005: A photographer was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after hitting the actress's car. Lohan was not hurt, but the incident spurred California to enact a law this year making paparazzi liable for triple damages to any injured victims.
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline's two-year marriage had gone through ups and downs – but in the last few days before Spears filed for divorce citing "irreconcilable differences," it appeared to rip at the seams. "She tried to support him as much as she could, but at the end of the day she realized it wasn't best for her and her children (to stay)," someone close to Spears tells PEOPLE in its upcoming cover story. "She's standing up for herself and making positive changes in her life." (The couple have two sons: Sean Preston, 1, and Jayden James who was born on Sept. 12.)
Rumors of a Brit split were rampant: The couple hadn't been photographed together in weeks, and Spears skipped several recent events to promote Federline's album Playing with Fire. Still, the timing took many by surprise. "As far as I knew they were perfectly fine," says Michael Prescott, a family friend from Kentwood, La., Britney's hometown. "I talked to Miss Lynne (Britney's mother) just the other day and she said Britney and Kevin were going to take a vacation trip together to Hawaii, just get away from everything for a few days." The announcement "came as a total surprise," says a Federline pal. "We're all in shock. (We're hoping) it might just be that she's feeling a lot of postpartum emotions and this is something that will blow over." Yet sources who spent time with Federline in New York City the weekend before Spears filed for divorce say it was obvious something was seriously wrong.
Both Spears and Federline were in Manhattan, ostensibly for a concert and party for his album, "but they didn't spend any time together," says one source. "Britney stayed at the Regency Hotel, he stayed at the Doubletree. And she didn't come to his record release party at (the nightclub) Stereo." By the time a solo Federline arrived in Toronto Monday "he looked pretty depressed," says a photo agency rep who was with him. Spears, on the other hand, had never looked happier. On Monday she dropped in on David Letterman at the Late Show looking svelte and wearing a short black dress and blonde bob. After the appearance Spears went straight from the Ed Sullivan Theater in midtown Manhattan to the nearby Sony Studios, where she faxed her signature to the Los Angeles lawyers handling her divorce. The next day, Nov. 7, the lawyers filed divorce papers at the L.A. county superior court.
Though the couple's two-year marriage always seemed a little shaky (one Web site started a divorce countdown the day after their September 2004 wedding), a source close to Federline says the marriage took a turn for the worse in late September when Federline headed to Las Vegas with his friends to party at Tao for the nightclub's one-year anniversary, leaving Britney, who had just given birth three weeks earlier, home alone. "This was her last straw," says the source. "He said, 'I have to go to Vegas.' He didn't have to go to Vegas. He uses any excuse to party. She said, 'I've had enough.' " Not long after that, according to the source, Federline moved out, and has been staying with friends who have a place in the San Fernando Valley.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Hip-hop mogul Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter faces a lawsuit over his 2004 hit "Justify My Thug." The rapper has been accused by Bridgeport Music of violating copyright laws by using samples on the track without permission.
Publishers Bridgeport, which owns the rights to many hip-hop favored recordings, won a landmark case in 2004 meaning all samples used must be paid for by the artist. Since 2001, the publisher has filed over 800 lawsuits alongside Westbound Records, according to AllHipHop.com.
Spokespeople for both Jay-Z and Bridgeport refused to comment on the case
Green fumes, "They were not allowed to take those pictures. I didn't do any interview for them. I did an interview for Arena, so I was not happy when they used my image and not me as an actress. It's just stupid. I could sue, but I don't want to. They just use you but you can't control everything otherwise you'd go mad."
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Wow! According to the LA Daily News, "Borat" has really stirred up some contraversary! And has even began recieving THREATS!!!!
ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — Borat, beware: Accept an invitation by a top Kazakh official to find out what the country is like and you could be in for a nasty surprise.
"I'd kill this impostor on the spot," said Eltai Muptekeyev, who makes his living in Almaty by posing for photos with a blindfolded falcon clinging to a thick leather glove on his hand.
As Sacha Baron Cohen's movie about his bigoted, English-mangling creation Borat Sagdiyev hits screens in Europe and the United States, the outrage among Kazakhs over the way their nation is being represented has not gone away.
Borat has told the world that Kazakhs are addicted to horse urine, enjoy shooting dogs, view rape and incest as respectable hobbies and are fond of "running of the Jew" festivals.
In "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," the fictional Kazakh journalist travels to the United States to make a documentary and bring his findings back to his homeland.
Even the nation's most liberal political voice suggested that "in a country where rules are more strict than ours, there would have been a government decree to destroy Borat."
"Even if we set aside his (offensive) personality, he should certainly bear responsibility for his offensive words," said Zharmakhan Tuyakbai, leader of the opposition National Social-Democratic Party.
But some Kazakhs see the humor.
Aigul Abysheva, a third-year linguistics student at Almaty State University, said she at first was "disgusted" by Borat's jokes, especially by his "chain of importance" — where dogs and horses are higher than women.
"But then I realized he was making fun of ignorant people, no matter where they come from," she said. "The real target of Borat's movie is a couch potato who believes that Kazakhs drink horse urine."
Kazakhstan's deputy foreign minister, Rakhat Aliyev, recently extended an invitation to Borat to find out the truth about Kazakhstan: "He can discover a lot of things. Women drive cars, wine is made of grapes and Jews are free to go to synagogues."
He also said his compatriots were overreacting. "We must have a sense of humor and respect other people's freedom of creativity," Aliyev said.
But many Kazakhs still bristle at the way they are being portrayed.
Svetlana Chuikina, an anchorwoman on Kazakh television, said Borat didn't even look the part.
"He might look like a Turk, but definitely not like a Kazakh," she said.
An ethnic Russian, she considers Kazakhstan her homeland — just like the people of some 100 ethnic groups living in the ex-Soviet republic the size of Western Europe. Ethnic Kazakhs amount to just half of the population of 16 million.
Covered with steppe and deserts and blessed with immense oil reserves, Kazakhstan is one of the fastest-growing economies in the former Communist bloc. The streets of Almaty are jammed with expensive SUVs, restaurants are packed and boutiques offer fine Italian shoes.
Having been part of two giant empires — that of the Mongols and the Soviet Union — Kazakhs are equally proud of their nomadic heritage and European education.
"Our way of thinking is mostly European," said Tuyakbai, the opposition leader. "For 70 years we lived in a totalitarian state, and successfully transformed our society in just 15 years of independence."
His tone changed when the conversation turned to Borat.
"If I see him, I'll hit him in the face," he said.
NEW YORK - Busta Rhymes picked the wrong place to be on his cell phone — behind the wheel, driving past a police station.
Rhymes, whose legal name is Trevor Smith, was talking and cruising about 7 p.m. Thursday when he was spotted and pulled over, police said Friday.
The rapper, who's had other run-ins with the law, was issued a summons for a moving violation.
Rhymes' management office declined to comment Friday.
Last month, the best-selling rap star appeared in court on an assault charge for allegedly attacking a man who spit on his car in August. He is due back in court in that case on Dec. 11.
In another case involving the unsolved shooting death of his bodyguard
Israel Ramirez in February, Rhymes has refused to be questioned by police as a potential witness. Police say Rhymes, 34, has made no effort to help identify the killer. The shooting occurred outside a music video taping in Brooklyn.
The rapper's most recent album was the "The Big Bang," released earlier this year, featuring the hit "Touch It." Rhymes has had a stream of hits throughout his career, which spans more than a decade, including "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" and "Dangerous." He's also been in films, including 2000's "Shaft."
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