Thursday, May 23 2013
Breaking celebrity news.
Could it be the end for our favorite "Twilight" couple? Will JLo be the next mobile mogul? And just how smart is Eva Longoria? Find out in this week's Celebrity News!
Splitsville for Pattinson and Stewart?
Somehow, while we weren't paying attention, the reconciliation that we all hoped for between Robert Pattinson ("Cosmopolis") and Kristin Stewart ("Snow White And The Huntsman") failed to take root and flourish. And since news of the "Twilight" co-stars' latest reported split broke, the headlines have been buzzing over the reason they decided to end their relationship. Sources say, Pattinson decided to pack up and move his belongings out of his and Stewart's Los Feliz, California home over the weekend, following a series of new text messages that Stewart reportedly received on Pattinson's birthday from Rupert Sanders, Stewart's "Snow White And The Huntsman" director and the man with whom she had an affair less than a year ago. Insiders say that Pattinson was miserable and never got over Stewart's infidelity and, since moving out, has cut off all contact with her. Meanwhile, other sources can't decide whether a distraught Stewart is struggling to recover and refusing to leave her home, or is leaving her home an emotional wreck and seeking the company of family and friends, including media-crowned-post-breakup therapist Taylor Swift. That myth has since been debunked, but has been replaced with rumors that singer Katy Perry's friendship with Pattinson might be behind the breakup. Stewart, in the meantime, is philosophizing on Twitter.
Eva Longoria, the graduate.
Congratulations to Eva Longoria ("Desperate Housewives," ex-Isabella, "Y&R") who graduated with a Master's Degree in Chicano Studies from California State University in Northridge. Longoria flew home for her grad ceremony after spending several days in Monaco attending the Cannes Film Festival. Longoria also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from Texas A&M University. Longoria's next television project is a collaboration with "Desperate Housewives" show creator Marc Cherry, titled Devious Maids
which will premiere on June 23 on the Lifetime Network.
Michael Lohan ready to transfer Lindsay?
Bah! What does a judge know? Michael Lohan feels father knows best and is determined to spring his daughter Lindsay Lohan ("The Canyons") out of the Betty Ford Center where she is currently in a 90-rehab program. While Lohan has been settling in quite nicely, according to Radar Online, papa Lohan's new and improved treatment solution for his daughter is the Lukens Institute in Florida, which reportedly offers an accelerated, clean-and sober 30-day program over the "ridiculous" three-month therapy at Betty Ford that Lohan reportedly feels Lindsay doesn't need. Since being admitted earlier this month, sources say Lohan is functioning and eating well
, and is surrounded by a team of doctors, including a psychologist, a dietician and a drug therapist to help manage her care.
In a separate matter, Lohan is being countersued by DNAM Apparel Industries Inc. for allegedly damaging their reputation. It seems Lohan's association with DNAM, which extended to helping her manufacture her 6126 leggings collection, poisoned the company's bottom line because of her unstable behavior and suspected drug use. DNAM is claiming $5 million in the lawsuit, and suggests Lohan's reputation cost them investors. Lohan filed her own lawsuit against the company last year for $1 million in unpaid royalties and breach of contract.
The X-Factor is back with two new judges!
Can Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio give "The X-Factor" that critical edge the reality singing competition is looking for? You won't have to wait long to find out. After much negotiation, Rowland and Rubio have been signed, replacing L.A. Reid and Britney Spears as the newest judges to join Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell for "The X-Factor's" third season this fall. Rowland currently enjoys a solo singing career after a successful run as a member of girl group Destiny's Child and comes to the US version of the show after a stint on "The X-Factor" UK in 2011. Rubio is a Mexican singing sensation with a reported 25 plus million albums sold worldwide. With the addition of Rowland and Rubio and the return of Lovato, this leaves Cowell as the only male judge on the panel. (Right, like he didn't plan that on purpose.)
More money drama for Mary J. Blige.
What is it about paying taxes that has some celebrities singing out of tune or even choking altogether? R&B diva Mary J. Blige reportedly owes $3.4 million in federal taxes since 2009 and that's in addition to the reported $900,000 she reportedly owes in back taxes to the state of New Jersey. Blige has been plagued with a myriad of fund mishandlings and loan defaults over the last several years. In the last two years, Blige faced two lawsuits
– one, for defaulting on a $500,000 bank loan and two, for defaulting on a separate $2.2 million bank loan that she shared with her husband, Martin Isaacs, for which the bank is also expecting a hefty $58,000 in interest payments.
Barbara Walters' daughter arrested.
She may be past the age of the obligatory police march to her mother's front door, but that probably didn't save Barbara Walters ("The View") any embarrassment when she learned of her 44-year-old daughter, Jacqueline's arrest for driving under the influence (DUI). On May 19, Jacqueline Walters Danforth was arrested for drunken driving after a breathalyzer test showed she had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in her system. Florida authorities reportedly approached Danforth's car, which was stopped on the highway without its lights on. According to TMZ, the police noted that both Danforth and her male companion were heavily intoxicated and that Danforth became hysterical and out of control when they went to apprehend her friend, forcing the police to handcuff her while she was on the ground. She was later released on $1,000 bond. So much for Walters' worry-free retirement
Celebrity support for Oklahoma.
The deadly tornado that ripped through the suburb of Moore, Oklahoma on Monday has inspired many people and many celebs to give and do what they can for the families overwhelmed by loss and grief. Many stars took to Twitter to offer their condolences and urged others not to lose faith. David Spade ("Rules Of Engagement") donated $200,000 to the American Red Cross. Country singer Blake Shelton ("The Voice") is reportedly organizing a televised benefit concert that will see several musicians appear, including Shelton's fellow judges on "The Voice." Shelton was born and raised in Oklahoma and maintains a residence there with his wife Miranda Lambert, who joined him on this week's episode of the reality singing competition for an emotional tribute to the victims.
Melissa McCarthy not laughing.
Melissa McCarthy ("Identity Thief") wasn't laughing too hard after having to reportedly fire an extra from the set of her latest comedy "Tammy." In fact, she was downright furious, according to TMZ who reported that when an extra grabbed her own son and roughly jerked him up by his wrists, McCarthy had her removed from the set. McCarthy, who is co-directing the film with her husband Ben Falcone, also co-wrote the script.
Sinbad files for second bankruptcy.
Comedian and actor Sinbad ("Moesha") is reportedly broke for the second time in four years. With an income of about $16,000 a month, Sinbad (real name: David Adkins) reportedly owes $8 million in back taxes with an additional $3 million in other unspecified debt. Adkins appeared on an episode of Oprah's "Where Are They Now?" in March where he recalled filing for bankruptcy for the first time in 2009 and how he hated being fired on "Celebrity Apprentice" the following year.
Catherine Zeta-Jones completes her treatment.
She was supposed to spend the month of May in a mental health facility, but actress Catherine Zeta-Jones ("Broken City") has completed her maintenance treatment for Bipolar II Disorder earlier than expected and is now back home. Zeta-Jones had checked into the rehab center
at the end of April, following her first visit in 2011, not because of a relapse but rather as a proactive measure so that doctors could monitor her medication.
Jennifer Lopez, mobile mogul?
Singer, dancer, actress, clothing entrepreneur and the woman who launched a few fragrances, Jennifer Lopez ("Parker") is now the face of Viva Móvil. As co-founder and chief marketing and creative officer of the new mobile company, Lopez made the Viva Móvil announcement
at the Venetian Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lopez has partnered with Verizon Wireless to offer the same phone and service plans through Viva Móvil, which is geared toward the Latino community.
Paris Hilton's house album?
Drake, Nicki Minaj ("American Idol"), Paris Hilton. Believe it or not, all three are label-mates on Lil Wayne's (real name: Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.) Cash Money Records/Young Money Entertainment company. Hilton has reportedly signed a music deal to release an exclusive house music album later this summer. The hotel heiress and socialite made her first foray into music in 2006 when she released her self-titled pop/dance album, featuring the ska-inspired single Stars Are Blind
. In the last year, Hilton has dabbled in some steel-wheel spinning on the international DJ circuit and even released an earlier collaboration with Lil Wayne titled Last Night
. The track featured Hilton singing over heavy bass and electronic trance melodies.
Brooke Mueller receives visitation.
Brooke Mueller certainly has a lot to smile about these days after she was granted visitation rights to see her two sons, Bob and Max, with ex-husband Charlie Sheen ("Anger Management"). The visits will reportedly be supervised and only for a few hours, and must take place at the Betty Ford Center where Mueller is currently in treatment for substance addiction. A few weeks ago, Sheen's former wife, Denise Richards ("Twisted") stepped in to care for the boys after Mueller's house was deemed unsafe
by the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services who removed Bob and Max from her custody. With Richards' multiple rescue missions, and Mueller's speculated twentieth rehab visit, it isn't a far stretch to speculate further if Bob and Max's temporary custody with Richards might end up being permanent.
Bieber gossip for $5 million.
Partying with Justin Bieber just got a whole lot more costly. According to TMZ, guests must agree to sign a document that bans them from gossiping about other guests and their activities at Bieber's palatial Calabasas, CA property. The supposedly iron-clad confidentiality agreement also prohibits anybody from tweeting, blogging or posting pictures on Instagram, and carries a very expensive fix should guests decide to break the rules. Talk or text, and you may end up facing a $5 million lawsuit. So, just so we understand, when Bieber's best friend Lil Twist reportedly posted a party pic of strewn empty bottles and reported reefers at Bieber's mansion
on Instagram back in April, had this waiver been in effect, Lil Twist would have had to pay up, right?
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