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While Taylor Swift’s team manages a fan mail fiasco, Brandi Glanville continues to suffer foot-in-mouth syndrome. Plus, is James Franco a bad neighbor and are Miley and Liam never ever getting back together? All this and more in this week’s Celebrity News.
Brandi Glanville blunders on.
Thou shalt not kiss and tell is one commandment that Brandi Glanville (“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”) certainly isn’t heeding. If it isn’t in her memoir Drinking & Tweeting: And Other Blunders, it seems to roll right off her tongue. The reality star made headlines last week after revealing to Andy Cohen during an episode of “Watch What Happens Live!” in Texas that she once famously hooked up with actor Gerard Butler (“Olympus Has Fallen”). According to Us Weekly Butler subsequently admitted to a “one-afternooner” with Glanville on “The Howard Stern Show” on Sirius XM Radio, after revealing that he didn’t know Glanville’s last name or that she was a celebrity when he was reportedly confronted with her confessions by a paparazzo on the street. Since news about their fling exploded, both Glanville and Butler have reportedly reconnected, hashed things out and are friends again. Butler is currently in a relationship with model/actress Madalina Ghenea.
Splitsville for Miley and Liam?
Miley Cyrus (“Hannah Montana”) and Liam Hemsworth (“The Hunger Games”) have reportedly broken off their engagement, according to the New York Post. Last week, an exasperated Cyrus took a break from social media after posting her denial that the two had broken up. Hemsworth has recently been photographed surfing in his native Australia. The current physical distance between them as well as the images of Cyrus without her engagement ring, and rumors of Cyrus’ hard partying, coupled with more rumors that Hemsworth cheated on the singer/actress with January Jones (“Mad Men”) seem to fuel this latest rumor that the couple have called it quits. While their separation may be temporary, Cyrus is also rumored to have declined a romantic getaway with Hemsworth which led to his solo journey Down Under. With all these rumors, no wonder Cyrus quit Twitter – but again, that too was temporary.
Taylor Swift mail delivery misstep.
Human error is being cited as the possible cause for why hundreds of letters and cards meant for pop-country singer Taylor Swift ended up in a Nashville recycling bin. When Kylee Francescan went to drop off her own items she noticed the huge pile of unopened fan mail scattered in the dumpster. Francescan gathered up the mail, tossed it into a box and then contacted the Nashville Channel 2 television station in an effort to bring the incident to Swift’s attention. Shortly after, Channel 2 reporter Andy Cordan delivered the mail to Swift’s record label, Big Machine Records on Nashville’s Music Row. A concerned spokesperson, Paula Erickson, offered this explanation, “Taylor gets thousands of fan letters every day and they are delivered to her management office. After the letters are opened and read, they are recycled. The only explanation for any letters being unopened would be that a small batch of mail that was supposed to be delivered to Taylor was accidentally put with letters headed for the recycling center.” Now that the letters are reportedly heading off to Swift’s public relations firm, here’s hoping she gets some downtime to read them in between performances for her North American “Red” tour.
A change of view for Joy Behar.
She’s paid her dues and now she’s ready to try new things. “The View” co-host Joy Behar is set to leave the four-woman panel this August when her contract ends. Behar is the last remaining original member of the popular Daytime talk show besides co-creator, veteran journalist Barbara Walters. While Whoopi Goldberg (“Ghost”) and Sherri Shepherd (“Dancing With the Stars,” Season 14) remain, rumors followed that Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Walters would leave as well. The rumors have since been debunked. Behar has been on the show for 16 and a half years. In that time, she has also moonlighted on her solo talk shows for HLN and Current TV. Reportedly, Behar has indicated that she would like to finish a play she’s been writing and revive her stand-up comedy career. Sources say, Behar may even return to the talk-show circuit – perhaps on CNN – in the future.
Jennifer Love Hewitt’s mammary protection.
Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt (“The Client List”) has reportedly dropped a price on her 36C breasts – $5 million dollars! In a cheeky interview with USA Today, Hewitt talked about the tangible perks of her role as a single mom working at a day spa and teasingly indicated that her much-talked about breasts could be part of the celebrity body part insurance club. That club includes stars like Dolly Parton who reportedly insured her mammaries for $300,000 each, Heidi Klum who insured her boobs for $2.2 million and Jennifer Lopez who insured her toned posterior for $27 million.
Bieber gets a boost.
Pop singer Justin Bieber is being cushioned by the support of the Hollywood elite after a very rough few weeks under negative media scrutiny and paparazzi pressure. It seems while some fans and celebrity news outlets wait for the next shoe to drop in the saga of Bieber outbursts and unruly behavior, several actors and fellow singers have gone public with their message to back off the young pop idol. Jada Pinkett Smith’s now-famous blog post on her Facebook page titled “Are we bullying our young artists?” chided the media and others for their intolerance and negative treatment of young stars in the spotlight. Pinkett-Smith’s son Jaden has been opening for Bieber during his European Tour. Black Eyed Peas singer will.i.am also reached out to the young singer by phone, following Pinkett-Smith’s husband Will Smith who reportedly shared a long chat with him. Boy band One Direction has also tweeted their brotherly support.
love to big man Will Smith for the great talk yesterday. We know the truth and we must stand tall. Love u man! thanks!
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) March 9, 2013
Celebrities targeted and hacked.
Cybercrime is kicking butt and taking names after several celebrities and politicians had their finances and personal information hacked. The list is lengthy and concerning – from Britney Spears and business tycoon Donald Trump, to Beyoncé and Jay-Z to Mel Gibson (“Edge of Darkness”), Ashton Kutcher (“Two and a Half Men”), reality stars Kim Kardashian (“Kourtney & Kim Take Miami”) and her mother Kris Jenner, to Tiger Woods and even political figures such as U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, former U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. In addition to leaking personal finances, an unnamed website has also posted social security numbers, credit card information, car loans and mortgage amounts. According to TMZ, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) have been actively investigating the hacker attacks, while authorities also try to remove hacked phone numbers of the celebrities’ lawyers, accountants and business managers from the Internet.
Oh no, she didn't! Already the headlines are reading that actress Gwyneth Paltrow lets her kids go hungry. Paltrow recently shared that she has adopted a gluten-free diet for herself and her family and urges others to consider doing the same in her new book, It's All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great. By avoiding certain carbohydrates, gluten and dairy Paltrow reportedly admits that her family may experience hunger pangs associated with that denial. Paltrow preceded her comments with what she says was a health scare she experienced two years ago while at home in London. Doctors concluded that Paltrow suffered a migraine and panic attack and that she was anemic and Vitamin D deficient. Ultimately, Paltrow's experience reportedly led her to subject the entire family to food and allergy testing where it was discovered that she, her children Apple and Moses and her husband, Coldplay rocker, Chris Martin were gluten and dairy intolerant, among many other foods.
Demi and Ashton's divorce battle.
Could a baby have saved actress Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher's marriage? Speculation about that very idea is running rampant as alleged insiders dissect Moore's reported reflection on why Kutcher allegedly strayed from their six-year union. According to sources for Radar Online, Moore's age prevented her from giving Kutcher children – something that he reportedly desperately wanted. Reportedly, after a year of trying to reach a private settlement, Moore finally filed divorce papers last week, a few days after Kutcher. The two did not sign a pre-nuptial agreement, turning the division of property and finances into sharp weapons for a tough battle that may very well play itself out in divorce court.
Lady Gaga's stylish recovery?
Check out Lady Gaga's new wheels! The flamboyant singer who underwent hip surgery was recently photographed enjoying the plush seating of her custom black and gold-plated wheelchair created for her by Mordekai luxury brand designer, Ken Borochov. This is certainly a step up from "Emma," Gaga's nickname for her last wheelchair which she shared with her Twitter followers a month ago. According to Borochov, Gaga's healing "chariot" can recline and comes with a leather canopy, 24-karat gold-plated brakes and a padded leg and foot rest. Hopefully, Lady Gaga can royally recover in her new wheelchair before she walks down the aisle with her boyfriend Taylor Kinney ("Chicago Fire," ex-Mason, "The Vampire Diaries"). The couple reportedly met when the singer chose Kinney to star in her You And I video. Rumors surfaced this week that the singer is planning to get hitched to Kinney later this summer, after Lady Gaga's good friend DJ Lady Starlight reportedly outed their intentions. Sources say the singer and Kinney, who reportedly live together in Chicago, continue to enjoy a steady relationship after a year of dating, but have no plans to marry anytime soon.
Photo: Lady Gaga in NYC. tmblr.co/ZEobVyg5eAmW
— Terry Richardson (@Terry_World) March 12, 2013
Liberty Ross and Jimmy Iovine's sweet romance.
It appears that actress Liberty Ross ("Snow White and the Huntsman") has found a new romance in her new man, Interscope-Geffen music executive Jimmy Iovine ("American Idol"). The couple was recently photographed holding hands while out on a date in New York. Last month, Ross filed for divorce from film director Rupert Sanders ("Snow White and the Huntsman") following a failed reconciliation after his affair with actress Kristen Stewart ("Twilight") was revealed.
James Franco's angry neighbors?
Actor James Franco ("Oz the Great and Powerful") is reportedly under fire from his neighbors for disturbing their peace in the Silver Lake, Los Angeles neighborhood. According to one anonymous neighbor who emailed the real estate blog website Curbed Los Angeles, Franco is accused of running a production company from his home in absentia. The neighbor and his partner complain that Franco is allowing business meetings and film shoots to take place, and has hair and makeup people and crowds of unknown individuals setting up shop in his driveway as they come and go from Franco's mansion.
Kelly Osborne recovering.
Kelly Osborne ("Fashion Police") has been released from the hospital after five days of doctor monitoring and tests, following her collapse during a taping of the show "Fashion Police" on the E! Network. There was no conclusive diagnosis for Osborne's seizure, which fueled rumors that the TV host may have suffered an epileptic episode. Osborne remained hopeful and humorous on Twitter as she recounted her scary experience and thanked doctors for their continued care.
My life is now like an episode of House = the impending fight against death and the look of fear in everyones faces!
— Kelly Osborne (@MissKellyO) March 11, 2013
Thank you to all the Doctors Nurses Medical Staff & Employees @cedarssinai Hospital for fixing me enough to go home its so nice to bein bed!
— Kelly Osbourne (@MissKellyO) March 12, 2013
Elin Nordegren's new beau.
Tiger Wood's ex-wife Elin Nordegren is reportedly dating her much-older Florida billionaire neighbor, Chris Cline. Cline is a coal magnate and owner of Foresight Energy. Last month, it was revealed that Nordegren and Wood's share a cordial relationship, after the two were photographed at an event for a local youth sport organization in Jupiter, FL. Woods is reportedly dating Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, while sources for the New York Post say Nordegren and Cline have been seeing each other since the Christmas holidays.
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