Justin Bieber's accused of being a bully, Nicki Minaj shares her new fashion line, a buff Ian Ziering hits the Chippendales' stage and Kanye West says he didn't cheat! Find out more in this week's Celebrity News!
Kanye West denies cheating rumors.
It's pretty safe to say that the last thing Kim Kardashian ("Keeping Up With The Kardashians") and her boyfriend Kanye West need is a cheating scandal to cloud the impending arrival of their first-born child. West is expecting another girl in his life, but that's not the girl headlining the tabloids right now. According to Star magazine, Leyla Ghobadi, a Canadian model, claims that she and West had a sexual fling after first meeting in a club in Atlantic City, New Jersey last year. Ghobadi reportedly said that while she initially resisted the rapper, knowing he was in a relationship with Kardashian, she eventually succumbed to his charms and their affair continued even after Kardashian became pregnant. Ghobadi alleges that West contacted her as recently as last weekend to hook up. TMZ has reported that West's representatives are denying Ghobadi's claims, adding that she is spreading malicious lies and her rumor-mongering is an attempt at getting easy publicity. Ghobadi's allegations come after West gave an interview to the New York Times defending his decision to stay out of the Kardashian reality show limelight and keep his family life private. West is currently promoting his latest album release "Yeezus."
Kelly Clarkson's engagement ring snafu.
Have you ever felt that pit in your stomach when you realized that you'd lost something super-important? Kelly Clarkson is all too familiar with that feeling of dread first-hand, but thankfully she can rest easy now that she's recovered her engagement ring after it went missing. Clarkson was set to perform at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, TN when she reportedly took off her canary-yellow diamond sparkler before accidentally misplacing it. While on the stage, Clarkson was reportedly nervous, and not just because the festival was her first country gig, as she apologized profusely to her fiancé Brandon Blackstock. But all's well that ends well. She found her rings and Clarkson and Blackstock plan to be married later this year.
For all of the concerned fans I FOUND MY RINGS!!! Seriously, panicked in my head all night long .....so did Brandon haha!— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) June 9, 2013
Shannon Guess arrested in ricin scare.
It was me! She's pregnant and possibly headed to prison and for Shannon Rogers Guess Richardson ("The Walking Dead," "Vampire Diaries"), that's only the beginning. Richardson was charged last week in connection with the poisonous ricin-tainted envelopes that were sent to US President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg last month. In a statement to "E! News" released shortly after her arrest, Richardson denied the accusations, insisting that her estranged husband Nathaniel was to blame, which was the story she'd reportedly been peddling ever since she first contacted the FBI to accuse him. The FBI, however, disagreed and found inconsistencies in her story. Richardson confirmed the FBI's suspicions earlier this week, after she reportedly failed a polygraph test and later confessed to the crime, adding that she printed and sent the letters, knowing they contained ricin, after her husband had typed them up and forced her to do so.
Love affairs and letting go.
It's been a busy week among the stars with newborns, nuptials, hook-ups and splits in Hollywood. With Father's Day just around the corner, Stephen Amell ("Arrow") is looking forward to his role as a new dad. Newlyweds Amell and his wife Cassandra Jean recently announced that they are expecting their first child. Rumor has it that Maksim Chmerkovskiy ("Dancing With The Stars") is sharing romantic dinners with Sports Illustrated supermodel Kate Upton, after allegedly being spotted celebrating Upton's twenty-first birthday in New York City, while Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler seems to be holding hands with a new lady after breaking off his engagement to former fiancée Erin Brady earlier this year. Linda Cardellini ("Mad Men") said yes to a beautiful proposal from her long-time love Steven Rodriguez who is also the father of her daughter, Lilah-Rose. Kristin Cavallari ("The Hills") tied the knot with her footballer fiancé Jay Cutler over the weekend in a secret ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee. The bride walked down the aisle in her own Cavallari-designer shoes. Cutler and Cavallari share a son named Camden. Lindsay Price (ex-Michael Lai, "B&B") and Curtis Stone ("Top Chef") also said their "I dos" during a romantic weekend ceremony in Mallorca, Spain. Price and Stone are parents to a young son named Hudson. Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation") reportedly has new boyfriend in actor Nick Kroll ("Kroll Show") since separating from her ex Will Arnett ("Arrested Development") last fall. Jane Lynch ("Glee") has reportedly decided to end her three-year marriage to psychologist Lara Embry. Penn Badgley ("Gossip Girl") and his girlfriend Zoe Kravitz ("After Earth," "X Men: First Class") of two years have also reportedly decided to call it quits. Jennie Garth (ex-Kelly Taylor, "Beverly Hills, 90210") and Peter Facinelli ("Twilight") are now officially and amicably divorced. And yes, Miley Cyrus is still engaged to Liam Hemsworth ("Hunger Games").
I designed my own wedding shoe and u can order it here: chineselaundry.com/category.cfm/c…— Kristin Cavallari (@KristinCav) June 12, 2013
Paris Jackson in the hospital and doing well.
Paris Jackson's reported suicide attempt last Wednesday could have ended in the worst way, but the late Michael Jackson's daughter is said to be grateful for her second chance as she reportedly bonds with her famous family. Jackson was transferred to the Children's Hospital Los Angeles after initially being hospitalized at UCLA Medical Center, following her reported painkiller overdose and attempt at slashing her wrists. Sources say that the family is aware that Jackson reportedly self-harms by cutting, but insists she was not on a suicide mission after she was heard yelling in the ambulance that she wanted to live – just not at the Calabasas, CA mansion that she shares with her family. And it looks like the judge overseeing Jackson's guardianship has determined that her comments may be worth looking into. According to TMZ, Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff has ordered an investigation into Jackson's health, education and welfare. Currently, Jackson's grandmother Katherine Jackson and cousin TJ Jackson share guardianship of Jackson and her brothers Prince and Blanket.
Nicki Minaj designs for K-mart.
Call it a wedding of the wardrobe minds or call it the most unpredictable pairing all week! Nicki Minaj ("American Idol") has teamed up with popular US discount chain Kmart and online retailer Shop Your Way to offer an eclectic fashion line inspired by the rapper. From colorful hats, dresses and leggings, to figure-hugging prints, blazers and outerwear, Minaj's collection is very neon, very flamboyant and very her! The excited fashionista recently shared at a press conference that she wanted fans to be able to dress like her for an affordable price, adding that her designs are comfortable and confident, not crazy. Minaj's fashion collection is rumored to be launching this fall with the hopes of adding accessories at a later date.
John Malkovich, a hero?
John Malkovich ("Warm Bodies") is being lauded by an Ohio man who says the actor may have very well saved his life in Toronto. According to CBC News, Jim Walpole was walking with his wife after the two had shared dinner at P.J. O'Brien's restaurant when Walpole tripped and fell onto a piece of scaffolding that pierced his throat. Malkovich, who is currently starring in the play "Giacomo Revelations" at Toronto's Elgin Theatre, saw the accident and quickly sprang into action and reportedly applied pressure to Walpole's bleeding throat with his hands and scarf while Walpole's wife called for help. Once the ambulance arrived, Walpole was taken to the hospital where he received several stitches for his wound. The restaurant's owner, Ben Quinn, who also came to Walpole's aid, had kinds words for the actor, saying that Malkovich was a "gentleman and a compassionate person."
Remember Ian Ziering ("Beverly Hills, 90210")? The 49-year-old former "Dancing With The Stars" season 4 alum is reportedly swiveling his hips and a whole lot more for the ladies as the newest erotic dancer for the Chippendales. Ziering made his Chippendales debut this past weekend and if reports are to be believed, the actor and his muscular physique put on quite the show. Ziering reportedly spent the last three months working out at the gym and working off 25 pounds to slim down for his new gig.
Edward Furlong back in jail?
Actor Edward Furlong ("Terminator 2") is reportedly back in an L.A. County jail after a judge ruled that the original bail amount from Furlong's last stint in the slammer was short another $50,000. While the actor sits in a cell as a guest of the state, you'll recall that Furlong was sent to prison for violating a restraining order to stay away from his ex-girlfriend Monica Keena, after being charged with domestic battery.
Chris Brown's community service.
Did he or didn't he? Singer Chris Brown and his lawyers have been given five weeks to prove he fulfilled his probation order for 180 days of community service, which was part of his penance for assaulting his ex-girlfriend Rihanna at a pre-Grammy party in 2009. Back in February, after reviewing varying police accounts, the Los Angeles District Attorney raised suspicion that Chris Brown may have lied about his community service and misreported his hours, and were seeking that he be ordered to perform another 180 days in Virginia. While the R&B singer has denied the allegations, Brown is expected to be back in court in July to face a probation violation hearing that will review any new documentation that can support his successful community service completion.
Justin Bieber facing a lawsuit?
Jeffrey Binion isn't waiting for justice. After all, why wait on a conviction when you can sue? While the police are still investigating and have yet to press charges, the Miami, FL photographer is the alleged victim of battery after a recent tussle with one of Justin Bieber's bodyguards and has decided to take legal action against the pop star and his security team for mental anguish, pain and suffering and resulting medical expenses. Binion claims he was attacked after trying to snap a picture of Bieber as he was leaving a record studio. According to lawsuit documents obtained by TMZ, Binion alleges that Bieber ordered his bodyguard to go after him. In the scuffle, Binion claims that he was held against a wall by the throat while Bieber's bodyguard took his camera's memory card.
Is Amanda Bynes the next rap star?
It looks like troubled starlet Amanda Bynes ("Easy A") may have gotten her wish – a new career as a hip-hop siren. According to Radar Online, Bynes has been offered a record deal with New York-based rap label Chinga Chang Records, whose client list includes Kool G Rap, Rakim and DJ Premier. While the jury's still out on whether Bynes can even beatbox or rhyme despite her singing talent, in a recent interview with The Huffington Post, Chinga Chang CEO Daniel Herman said his company's offer was legitimate and that they were hoping to secure a deal with Bynes later this week, adding that Bynes embodies hip-hop even better than Young Money Entertainment rap star Drake. Should Drake's label-mate Nicki Minaj be worried?
Charlie Sheen's plans with a porn star?
TMZ is reporting that they've obtained text messages between Charlie Sheen ("Anger Management") and reality star Farrah Abraham ("Teen Mom") trying to hook up for something less granny-like than coffee. Abraham, who made headlines earlier this year for her pre-arranged sex-tape with James Dean, Lindsay Lohan's ("Scary Movie 5") co-star in "The Canyons," is reportedly trying to wriggle a guest spot on Sheen's sitcom "Anger Management." Keeping company with adult film actresses isn't new to Sheen, and while the messages have yet to be authenticated, Sheen reportedly responded that he would love to get together with Abraham. Meanwhile, Sheen's children with his ex-wife Brooke Mueller remain in the custody of his other ex-wife Denise Richards ("Twisted") while Mueller undergoes treatment for substance abuse.
Lindsay Lohan changes rehab facilities.
Lindsay Lohan will be continuing her court-ordered treatment at another rehab clinic after a judge approved her transfer from the Betty Ford Center to the Cliffside Clinic in Malibu, CA on Wednesday. Lohan has been in therapy for just under six weeks and wasn't supposed to budge for another several months, however, Cliffside Malibu is reportedly a more suitable facility for Lohan's successful rehabilitation. According to their website, Cliffside Malibu offers "The finest treatment anywhere in the world with guaranteed results."
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