Heidi Klum makes her AGT debut, an exasperated Miley Cyrus quits Twitter and Lindsay Lohan makes another play for freedom - all in this week's Celebrity News.
What's going on with Justin Bieber?
So what tops a custom-made Bat bike gifted by your dad for your 19th birthday? A weekend full of negative press, innuendo, accusations, Twitter smatterings and generally perceived bad-boy behavior. Justin Bieber's hurrah into March was supposed to be a celebratory affair, but instead the singer was accused of bringing an underage Jaden Smith ("The Karate Kid") – Will Smith's ("I Am Legend") son – into the London club Cirque du Soir, which created a bit of a melee between Bieber's entourage and the club's security. Since his break-up from actress Selena Gomez ("Spring Breakers"), Bieber-watchers have pointed out the singer's rapid spiral of disrespect and danger to his reputation. He's been criticized for the company he keeps, his shirtless flashing, his reported womanizing and his most recent treatment of his fans during his European tour in London, who were reportedly kept waiting for hours before he finally appeared on stage – an incident he later apologized for. Sources are also saying that Bieber's friends are trying to convince him to leave the negative forces of Los Angeles behind. Maybe they should first try to get him to remove the reported gas mask he's so fond of wearing in public?
i understand it is part of the job to be judged...but judge me on the facts, judge me on the music, and be careful of the judgement u pass— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) March 6, 2013
but know this...im only judged by one power, and i serve him— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) March 6, 2013
New judges Heidi Klum and Mel B.
Heidi Klum and Mel B are reportedly getting along like two sisters in a pod during their first round of auditions in New Orleans, LA on Monday for the upcoming season of "America's Got Talent." The model and "Project Runway" judge joined the former Spice Girl and season seven "Dancing With the Stars" runner-up, reportedly as a result of last-minute negotiations to round out what was starting to look like an all-male judging panel with Howie Mandel and Howard Stern, after Sharon Osbourne quit the show last year. The eighth season of "America's Got Talent" is slated to premiere in May on NBC.
Edward Furlong sentenced.
Actor Edward Furlong ("Terminator 2") will be spending the next six months in jail for violating his probation after being arrested for domestic battery last year. We reported on Furlong's many legal predicaments which detailed the actor's multiple arrests, two domestic battery allegations made by ex-girlfriend Monica Keena, a protection order obtained by his ex-wife Rachael Bella, with whom he also shares a six-year old son named Ethan, and his many violations of the majority of the above. Furlong has also spent time in rehab for substance abuse.
Charming and disarming Mila Kunis.
Actress Mila Kunis' ("Black Swan") hilarious and down-to-earth interview with a nervous first time entertainment reporter named Chris Stark is making headlines, not for any revelations about her new movie, but for her candid willingness to take up Stark's offer to hang out with his buddies, see a football match and go out for beer, steak and kidney pie. Kunis sat down with Stark for BBC Radio 1 for what was expected to be a typical chat about her latest flick Oz the Great and Powerful, where she plays one of the three wicked witches. The interview was anything but typical as the two went from talking about Stark's celebrity interview virginity to pub fare – until a publicist had to step in and remind them of why they were there. In an interview with "Access Hollywood," Stark, who also asked Kunis to be his date to a wedding, reportedly admitted he was genuinely star struck. Check out Mila's charming conversation with Stark which, as of this report, had over 3.5 million views on YouTube.
Paris Jackson's pom-poms.
With her brother Prince Michael having already made his debut as a special correspondent for "Entertainment Tonight" and, reportedly set to guest star in an upcoming episode of the now cancelled "90210," and her auntie LaToya's upcoming "Life With LaToya" reality show on OWN, Paris Jackson has decided to make typical 14-year-old waves of a different sort by joining the cheerleading squad of her Buckley private school. As the only daughter of the late Michael Jackson she has reportedly been trying out several sports at her exclusive school before Paris Jackson tried her moves as a varsity cheerleader. Jackson recently debuted an edgy makeover on Twitter which showed the teenager sporting a cropped and darker-hued coif.
late night creativity twitter.com/ParisJackson/s…— Paris Jacksoη (@ParisJackson) February 24, 2013
Demi and Ashton's divorce drama.
Demi Moore ("Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle") and Ashton Kutcher ("Two and a Half Men") may be headed for an ugly divorce battle over money. What's new? Well, aside from the reported millions more Kutcher made during and after the time he was married to Moore, it is alleged that Kutcher has been hostile and digging in his heels regarding post-marital finances. Kutcher's income from his hit sitcom and Moore's compensation from her film career are set to be major subjects of interest as lawyers for the two actors try to reach a settlement soon – otherwise the case will go to court.
Emmy-awarding actress Valerie Harper is suffering from a rare form of brain cancer called Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis and doctors are giving her as little as three months to live. In an interview with People magazine, the television icon, known for her cheeky performance as Rhoda Morgenstern on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and later in her spin-off series "Rhoda," revealed that her diagnosis was brought on by an incident several months ago which left her vomiting and sick. Then earlier last month, while in rehearsal for her Broadway play "Looped," Harper's right jaw went numb. A visit to the hospital later prompted some tests after which doctors delivered the tragic news that cancer cells had developed in Harper's spinal fluid and it had spread to her brain. Harper previously battled lung cancer in 2009.
Miley Cyrus still engaged.
Singer/actress Miley Cyrus ("The Last Song") recently put out the raging fire of rumors suggesting she had called off her wedding to fiancé and co-star Liam Hemsworth ("The Hunger Games"). Solo partying and Cyrus' heavy workload on her new album apparently sent tongues wagging as sources for Us Weekly reportedly told the publication that Cyrus and Hemsworth were done and had broken off their engagement. Cyrus' frustration with the rumors which she outright denied on Twitter, have prompted her to take a break from social media.
I am so sick of La. And sick of the lies that come with it. I didn't call off my wedding. Taking a break from social media. #draining— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) March 6, 2013
not discussing anything but my music from now on.— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) March 6, 2013
Marlon Wayans wandering?
Fresh from a candid chat with Oprah Winfrey and joined by his comedic kin for the most recent episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter," actor Marlon Wayans' ("A Haunted House," "White Chicks") family loyalties seemed extraordinarily tight. However, Wayans, who last month stated that he was still together with his girlfriend of 12 years, Angelica Zachary, on the "Wendy Williams Show," may have some explaining to do. Wayans was reportedly caught cavorting with a mystery woman while on a yacht in St. Bart's – and by caught, we mean photo evidence of snorkeling, massages and lots of kissing and making out.
Russell Crowe's UFO?
Did Russell Crowe ("Les Misérables," "Broken City") see a UFO? From his original Twitter post about the possibility, it seems it may only be speculation and just Crowe putting the question to his followers. Crowe's photo of a bright hovering vehicle potentially housing little green men was reportedly taken by a cinematographer friend four years ago while shooting the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, Australia. Since posting the image, Crowe has been fending off cynics who doubt the photo's authenticity.
Carly Rae Jepsen cancels concert.
Singer Carly Rae Jepson is being applauded by fellow celebs and her Twitter followers for cancelling her performance at the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree because of their non-inclusive gay policy. The singer joined the rock band Train in condemning the organization's stance on gay scouts, however Train has yet to make a decision about their July appearance and is reportedly urging the BSA to make the right decision. Jepsen aired her reasons for pulling out of the concert on Twitter.
As an artist who believes in equality for all people, I will not be participating in the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree this summer...— Carly Rae Jepsen (@carlyraejepsen) March 5, 2013
I always have and will continue to support the LGBT community on a global level ...— Carly Rae Jepsen (@carlyraejepsen) March 5, 2013
and stay informed on the ever changing landscape in the ongoing battle for gay rights in this country and across the globe.— Carly Rae Jepsen (@carlyraejepsen) March 5, 2013
Taylor Swift talks?
If you're too young to write a memoir, you could always clear the air in the latest issue of Vanity Fair or at least appoint someone to do it for you. According to the publication's April issue, Swift authorized an insider to reveal some details about her breakup last month with boy band singer Harry Styles of One Direction. Among those details included claims that Styles pursued Swift and that near the end, he reportedly cheated on her. Swift has been on the defensive lately and seemingly more vocal as her romances and hit songs reportedly about her relationships come under the microscope and become fodder for ridicule.
Lindsey Lohan says no to rehab?
Last week we reported that "Liz & Dick" actress Lindsay Lohan may avoid jail time if her lawyer's plea bargain (more like pleas to the prosecution) was successful. Lohan's lawyer Mark Heller was looking to exchange Lohan's possible view of steel bars with the centering influence of 60-days in a rehab center as punishment for lying to police over who was driving during a car accident last year. However, the actress reportedly rejected the deal and now Lohan's lawyer is reportedly seeking another plea bargain that may keep her out of rehab as well as jail. Sources also say that Lohan still owes her previous attorney Shawn Holley $300,000 in unpaid legal fees.
Celebrity beginning, endings and returns.
Former Playboy housemate, Holly Madison and her fiancé Pasquale Rotella are the parents of a healthy baby girl who was born in Las Vegas according to Us Weekly. Madison and Rotella have yet to decide on a name. Celebrated broadcaster Barbara Walters returned to "The View" this week after spending the last six weeks recuperating from the chicken pox. Halle Berry ("Cloud Atlas") has confirmed that she will reprise her role as Storm in the upcoming "X-Men" film "X-Men: Days of Future Past." Berry is currently promoting her new film The Call. And actor Jay Baruchel ("Tropic Thunder") is single again. Baruchel and his ex-fiancée Alison Pill ("Newsroom") recently called off their two-year engagement reportedly due to the difficulties of maintaining a long distance relationship.
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