This week there is a variety of celebrity news tidbits including stars helping good causes, an ultimatum from Oprah and more...
Cory Monteith death investigation concluded.
The British Columbia Coroner's Service finished their investigation into the death of "Glee" actor Cory Monteith which confirmed that he died from accidentally overdosing on a mix of alcohol and heroin. The report mentioned two empty bottles of champagne and glasses, a spoon with drug residue, and a used hypodermic needle were found in Monteith's hotel room. Video footage showed that he had gone to his hotel room alone.
Justin Bieber creates controversy in China.
Singer Justin Bieber continued to be a controversial figure in the media when photos came to light of the Biebs being carried on the shoulders of two men, allegedly his bodyguards, while on the Great Wall of China. There's been no word on the circumstances surrounding the photos, but speculation and criticism immediately followed. Bieber was in China as part of his Belieber tour.
Brent Daugherty mugged after Dancing With The Stars episode.
"Pretty Little Liars'" Brent Daugherty had a successful night on the "Dancing With The Stars" dance floor on September 23, but it was all downhill from there. After being dropped off outside his apartment, Daugherty was mugged at gunpoint before he could reach home. The shaken actor told People he was robbed of a pair of workout pants, two T-shirts, dance shoes, a toothbrush and his cell phone.
Zac Efron speaks out about rehab.
Just weeks after news broke about Zac Efron’s stint in rehab, the "High School Musical" actor broke his silence to thank fans for their support. He posted this on Twitter:
Hey guys! Just returned from an incredible trip to Peru with my dad and wanted to thank you all for your support the… http://t.co/VJShhgWTuE— Zac Efron (@ZacEfron) September 27, 2013
Aaron Paul raises big money for charity.
Emmy Award-winning actor Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad") used his celebrity status for good by helping raise over $1.8 million for his wife, Lauren Parsekian's anti-bullying charity, The Kind Campaign, which raises awareness of bullying amongst girls. Paul tweeted his gratitude for his fans' support of the cause:
Kaley Cuoco is engaged.
After just three months of dating, Kaley Cuoco ("The Big Bang Theory") has agreed to marry tennis player, Ryan Sweeting, according to People. The happy couple made their red carpet debut in September at the 65th Annual Emmy Awards.
Boy Meets World star writing memoir.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Danielle Fishel, who played Topanga on "Boy Meets World," is writing her memoir, entitled Normally, This Would Be Cause For Concern, which is scheduled for release in the Fall of 2014. Fishel, age 32, is also busy taping spin-off, "Girl Meets World," which heralds the return of Topanga, who is now married to Cory Matthews (Ben Savage).
Robert Pattison dating Sean Penn's daughter?
A source confirmed to People that "Twilight" actor, Robert Pattison, has been dating model Dylan Penn, who is the daughter of actor Sean Penn ("Mystic River," "Milk," "Fast Times At Ridgemont High") and Robin Wright ("Moneyball," ex-Kelly Capwell, "Santa Barbara"). The pair has reportedly been seen out and about together in Hollywood. Pattison and his "Twilight" co-star, Kristen Stewart, broke up back in May.
In a recent interview with Out Magazine, singing brothers Joe and Nick Jonas spoke about Miley Cyrus' ("Hannah Montana") now infamous twerking performance at the VMAs. While Joe said it 'wasn't his favorite performance' of Cyrus', Nick enjoyed it, calling the pop star 'smart'. It wasn't all good though; Nick came out against twerking, which he referred to as 'just done'.
Kate Upton dating Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
Dancing With The Stars’ Maks Chmerkovskiy was spotted holding hands with model Kate Upton in New York City's West Village recently, which seemed to confirm rumors they'd been dating. Chmerkovskiy was previously linked with "DWTS" dance pro co-stars, Peta Murgatroyd and Karina Smirnoff.
Rachael Leigh Cook gives birth to a baby girl.
Actress Rachael Leigh Cook ("She's All That," "Josie and the Pussycats") and husband, Daniel Gillies ("Broken Kingdom"), welcomed a newborn daughter into the world last weekend. The proud father tweeted:
it's a girl. the tiny new empress of my everything. she's immaculate. we're delirious.— DANIEL GILLIES (@danieljgillies) September 29, 2013
Mark-Paul Gosselaar becomes a dad again.
Actor, Mark-Paul Gosselaar ("Franklin & Bash," "Saved By The Bell") and his wife, Cartriona McGinn, welcomed their first child together on Monday September 30, according to People. Their son, Dekker Edward Gosselaar, joins half-siblings, Michael, age 9, and Ava, age 7, from Gosselaar's previous marriage to Lisa Ann Russell.
Oprah warns Lindsay Lohan to get her act together.
It seems Oprah Winfrey decided to pay Lindsay Lohan ("Herbie Fully Loaded") a personal visit after she was a no-show on the set of her new OWN reality TV series. Check out the video clip for details:
Jackson Rathbone weds.
People reported that "Twilight" actor, Jackson Rathbone, married Sheila Hafsadi on Sunday September 29 in Los Angeles. The couple has a 15 month-old son, Monroe Jackson Rathbone VI.
Drake and The Game collaborate for charity.
Rappers Drake and The Game ("Marrying The Game") teamed up to donate $20,000 to an Ohio woman, Anna Angel, whose five young children were killed when their trailer home went up in flames while Angel was at work. According to People, another $2,500 was donated by The Game's reality show production company @51minds.
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