Thursday, December 7, 2023

Nicki Minaj cancels Jingle Ball to finish album

Nicki Minaj has pulled out of a performance at the Jingle Ball to give herself time to finish her new album.

Red Hot Chili Peppers star injured, band cancels Christmas gig

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Lena Dunham praises Dylan Farrow

Lena Dunham has voiced her support for Dylan Farrow.
The 'Girls' creator and star praised Woody Allen's adopted daughter, 28, for being "courageous" after she penned an open letter over the weekend alleging the 'Blue Jasmine' director, 78, had abused her at the age of seven.
The 27-year-old actress shared a link to Dylan's letter on Twitter and wrote: "To share in this way is courageous, powerful and generous. Please read."
She added: "Grateful my timeline is full of so much love and respect for Dylan."
But Lena later hit back at some of her followers for suggesting Dylan had falsely accused her famous father, whose lawyer, Elkan Abramowitz, has since denied the allegations and claimed they were simply "implanted" by Dylan's mother and Woody's former partner Mia Farrow.
The Emmy-winning actress tweeted on Monday (03.02.14): "In wake of Dylan's letter I've noticed a lot of guys obsessed with the idea of being falsely accused.
"As if you would just be walking down the street one day, get accused of assault or sexual misconduct, and suddenly life would derail ...
"Though there have, of course, been plenty of terrible and unjust cases in the past, remember ... Most victims NEVER speak up. Most never feel they can.
"These are not stories we tell for fun, attention or revenge."
Dylan's claims were previously investigated and dismissed in 1992, and Woody's lawyer suggested they have only resurfaced now out of Mia's "desire to hurt" her former partner.

Scott Disick is suing Mercedes-Benz

Scott Disick is suing Mercedes-Benz.
The 'Keeping up with the Kardashians' star has filed a lawsuit against the auto company, alleging it sold him a "virtually useless" 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG because the vehicle is constantly breaking down.
In legal documents, obtained by gossip website, the 30-year-old failed restaurateur said that the car, which costs $190,000 new, is unreliable and has spent more time in a repair shop in Los Angeles than on the road.
Scott is accusing Mercedes-Benz of failing to make the car roadworthy after numerous attempts and is seeking a full refund plus expenses.
News of the lawsuit comes after a difficult few months for Scott, whose father, Jeffrey Disick, died in early January, less than three months after his mother, Bonnie, passed away from cirrhosis of the liver.
A source close to the star, who has two children, Mason, four, and Penelope, 19 months, with his long-term girlfriend, Kourtney Kardashian, said: "[Scott is] very, very sad. The whole family is trying to comfort him. Everyone's upset. To lose both parents so close together, it doesn't seem fair."

Leonardo DiCaprio parties with Nina Agdal

Leonardo DiCaprio partied with Nina Agdal until 5 a.m. on Monday morning (03.02.14).
The 'Wolf of Wall Street' star, who is dating 21-year-old German model Toni Garrn, was spotted leaving Club Avenue in New York City with the Sports Illustrated beauty, who has been in a relationship with Max George from The Wanted since August.
The duo were spotted walking out of the nightclub's Super Bowl after-party in front of one another before piling into the same car and speeding off together, according to the MailOnline website.
They attempted to go unnoticed as Leonardo, 39, ducked down, while just 21-year-old Nina's legs were visible in the back of the car.
The Oscar-nominee was first spotting hitting on the Danish model in August and again at 1Oak nightclub in the city in mid-December but she reportedly rejected his advances.
Leonardo, who previously dated Gisele Bundchen and Bar Refaeli, was most recently spotted with Victoria's Secret model Toni at a post Golden Globe Awards party at Sunset Towers in Los Angeles on January 14.
Nina's romance with Max, 25, appeared to be getting serious at the end of last year.
The 'Glad You Came' hitmaker gushed in October: "We're very much in the honeymoon period. She's awesome. She's like a best mate as much as a girlfriend. I've finally found a girl!"
The couple holidayed in Barbados together in early December.

Drew Barrymore is ‘relieved’ to be expecting another girl

Drew Barrymore is "relieved" to be expecting another baby girl.
The 'Find It In Everything' author is set to give birth to her second child in early May and is glad the newborn will be able to inherit most of the essentials from her 16-month-old daughter Olive.
The 38-year-old actress told "I'm relieved I'm having another girl. I have everything I need. It's all about hand-me-downs and room sharing and all that stuff. I'm pretty psyched about that!"
The 'He's Just Not That Into You' star thinks Olive will be a great big sister.
She said: "She just really loves babies and kids. I have her in a lot of classes ... I like when she's so open-hearted to people and her surroundings."
Drew and her husband, Will Kopelman, are planning to enjoy a low-key Valentine's Day together in Los Angeles this year because she is pregnant.
She explained: "When you're pregnant, it's just so different. It'll just be all about food and hanging out. Next year, it'll be [a] fabulous bottle of wine and maybe something extraordinary."
The actress added: "Our plate is so full right now. I got a puppy while pregnant with the toddler and my husband was like, 'You are insane!' I was like, 'I am!' I mean, let it rain. When it rains, it pours. That was my mentality."

Ke$ha’s producer receives death threats

Ke$ha's music producer has received death threats from some of her fans.
Dr. Luke, who allegedly taunted the 'Timber' hitmaker about her weight before she checked into the Timberline Knolls Centre, near Chicago, on January 3 after admitting she was suffering with anorexia and bulimia, could be in serious danger and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) are eager to track down who is responsible for sending him the abusive messages on Twitter.
The LAPD'S Threat Management Unit has filed legal documents, obtained by gossip website, seeking a search warrant to hunt down the identity of the people sending the American producer hate mail.
Police officers are taking the threats extremely seriously as one Twitter user gave Luke's home address and phone number before urging followers to kill him.
The 40 year old, whose real name is Lukasz Gottwald, began receiving threatening messages after reports suggested he was to blame for Ke$ha's issues and a friend claimed he once told the 26-year-old star that she "looks like a f**king refrigerator."
Ke$ha's mother Pebe Sebert, who is also seeking treatment at the same facility for post-traumatic stress disorder, previously claimed Dr. Luke and the singer's former manager David Sonenberg put her daughter under too much pressure to stay trim.
She recently said: "One time on a conference call Sonenberg was screaming, 'You need to lose weight! I don't care what you do... Take drugs, not eat, stick your fingers down your throat."
However, Dr. Luke and David have both denied the allegations and Luke released a statement sending the singer his best wishes.
He said: "It is unfortunate that at a time Ke$ha is suffering immensely and trying to heal at a treatment centre, her mother is taking this approach with the media. I give Ke$ha my utmost support and well wishes for a quick return to health."

Chris Brown to remain in rehab

Chris Brown is to remain in rehab, a judge ruled today (03.02.14).
The 'Fine China' singer is currently completing a 90-day court ordered stint in rehabilitation for anger management issues, and appeared at Los Angeles Superior Court for a hearing over an alleged assault in Washington D.C. last October.
Prosecutors asked for Chris to be taken to jail, claiming his
"violent behaviour continues to increase in severity and frequency" adding they believe he poses "an increasing danger to society".
The District Attorney added they have reviewed the Washington case and say there is cause to believe Chris is guilty as charged, which would lead to jail time if he were convicted.
However, judge James Brandlin ruled Chris is making progress where he is and should remain there.
Chris, 24, has been on probation since his 2009 assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna, which was revoked last December following the fight in Washington D.C.
A probation report obtained by CNN at that time showed he had an anger management problem and drug abuse issues.
A report from Chris' probation officer was also given to the court in December, which said he was making positive progress.
It read: "The clinical and medical team have witnessed very positive change in Mr. Brown since his psychotropic medications have been changed and he has been taken off medical marijuana. His ability to emotionally regulate himself has improved markedly."

Naomi Campbell accused of bullying Russian model

Naomi Campbell is a bully according to a Russian model who appeared on 'The Face'.
Kira Dikhtyar claims the supermodel was nasty to her from the moment they met filming the fashion show, which she partly blames on the fact Naomi's Russian boyfriend, Vlad Doronin, had recently left her for one of the show's contestants.
She told the New York Post newspaper: "Naomi hates Russians. She's an amazing woman, but it's very hard to work with her. She put all her [negative] energy on me. After filming ended, they sent me to doctors. I'm still recovering. The network is still paying for my psychiatrist."
A friend of Kira's added: "No matter what Kira did, there was no way to please her."
Naomi, 43, has a history of temper problems, and has had numerous charges of assault brought against her by former employees and assistants. In 2008 she pleaded guilty to assaulting two police officers in an incident which also saw her banned for life from travelling with British Airways.
Speaking about the way she handles contestants on 'The Face' last year, she said: "[I give them] tough love. I'm straight up, I'm honest. When my girls do something great, I praise them and pamper them. And when they do something wrong, I'm gonna tell them. I'm not gonna sugarcoat it, because they're not going to get it sugarcoated in the real world."

Justin Theroux visits Philip Seymour Hoffman’s family

Cate Blanchett and Justin Theroux have visited Philip Seymour Hoffman's family.
The actors separately paid visits to see Mimi O'Donnell, the estranged partner of the star - who was found dead at an apartment in New York yesterday (02.02.14) of an apparent drugs overdose - and their children Cooper, 10, Tallulah, seven, and Willa, five.
Justin was a very close friend of Philip and is said to be devastated by his death.
A source told "Justin is totally broken up about losing Phil. He's doing his best to provide some comfort to Mimi and the kids. He can't believe this happened."
Although they didn't make a huge public show of their friendship, Philip had been there for Justin for many years. In 2005 he turned out in support of the actor at the premiere of his movie 'The Baxter' and in 2010 Justin appointed his friend team captain at LAByrinth Theater Company's annual Celebrity Charades benefit.
Meanwhile Australian actress Cate - who worked with Philip on 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' in 1999 - came to Mimi's house brandishing toys for the children.
Mimi had reportedly thrown Philip out of the family home late last year because of his heroin use and urged him to get sober.
A source told the New York Post newspaper: "It was known that he was struggling to stay sober, and [Mimi] had given him some tough love and told him he needed some time away from the kids and to get straight again."
The alarm was raised when Philip didn't turn up to collect his children on Sunday. He was found by a friend, David Bar Katz and his personal assistant, Isabella Wing-Davey.

Shawn Pyfrom reveals drug addiction

'Desperate Housewives' Shawn Pyfrom has revealed his battle with drugs and alcohol.
The 27-year-old actor has talked about his battles with addiction in the wake of the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead of an apparent drug overdose in New York yesterday (02.02.14).
Shawn - who played character Marcia Cross' son Andrew Van de Kamp in the TV series - wrote on his Tumblr blog: "I just read the news about mr. philip seymour hoffman, and against the advise of others; i had to write this open letter. i can't stay quiet anymore about this...
"i am an alcoholic and a drug addict. and yesterday i celebrated five months of sobriety. i'm relatively new to being sober, considering the scope of time that i've been an addict.
"My head is still spinning from the news. i even question whether or not i should publish this, as i type out these words. but if these words can encourage someone to hold on to their life... to keep from ever using, or to find the strength to stop; then it's more important that these words are shared.(sic)"
Shawn didn't say exactly what drugs he had been taking, or for how long, but detailed how it had consumed him.
He wrote: "for several years, i lived for drugs. i lived for other things as well. but drugs dictated the other things i lived for. i thought more about using, than i thought about any other "pleasures". i put myself in places i never would have ended up, otherwise, for the sake of getting high. there are countless nights of blacking out, and making poor decisions as a result of my overusing. (sic)"
Shawn added he has felt much better since giving up his vices and now he "wake[s] up looking forward to my days, rather than looking for a way to get through them."

Sofia Vergara unsure of wedding plan

Sofia Vergara can't decide what kind of wedding to have.
The 'Modern Family' star is torn between having a lavish Hollywood bash and an intimate gathering with just close friends and family when she finally weds businessman Nick Loeb.
She said: "We have been engaged for over a year and we still haven't decided what we want to do for our wedding. He's letting me handle things and I'm not sure if I want to do something big like I did for my 40th birthday. It was so much fun but takes a lot of time and planning.
"I haven't made up my mind yet but I can see myself doing something very small and intimate with my closest relatives and friends."
The 41-year-old actress - who has a 21-year-old son, Manolo from her first marriage to Joe Gonzalez - doesn't think getting married aged 18 to her childhood sweetheart was too young and says it was a "relief" to be off the market for two years.
Sofia explained: "I was in love and in my culture getting married at a young age is not so unusual. It was a big relief because you get tired of being always chased by men. After I divorced, being a single mother gave me a lot of motivation to succeed and provide a good life for my son."
The 41-year-old beauty is comfortable with always playing a sex symbol on screen and takes pride in being a woman.
She told Britain's Hello! magazine: "So many people worry about beauty and sexiness being demeaning or denigrating to women. That's so ridiculous. Women can be beautiful and smart and sexy as much as they want. We're created that way. Why hide it or deny it?
"I've never had a problem with playing sexy roles. No one will cast me as a scientist or surgeon, although I trained to be a dentist. We like to be respected and appreciated but we also like to have fun with men and enjoy the romance and excitement that come with love."

David Beckham had movie nights with Cruise

David Beckham used to have movie nights with Tom Cruise.
The 38-year-old hunk recently moved back to England with his wife Victoria and their children, Brooklyn, 14, Romeo, 11, Cruz, eight, and two-year-old daughter Harper, but when he lived in Los Angeles he would go round to the actor's house and chill out in front of the television.
He said: "When we were living in LA, Tom cruise lived two minutes away. He's a good friend. There were occasions when I'd call him up and ask him if he had a new movie that wasn't out yet, and I'd go round and watch it with him."
The retired soccer star - who attended the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding in 2011 - has also met Prime Minister David Cameron on a number of occasions, but doesn't think they have a close enough friendship to invite himself round to his house for dinner just yet.
He explained to the Sunday Times magazine: "I've met the prime minister quite a few times. He's a really nice guy, but I'm not sure I could go and invite myself to Number 10 [Downing Street] in the same way. I love living back in London; it's where I was born. But, of course, I haven't lived here for a long time because I was only 15 when I moved up to Manchester."

Jared Leto got gout for Chapter 27

Jared Leto suffered with gout after putting on weight for 'Chapter 27'.
The 42-year-old actor had to gain 67 lbs for his role of Mark Chapman - the deranged fan who assassinated John Lennon - in the 2007 biopic, but he has vowed never to pile on the pounds for a movie again because he doesn't want to put his health in jeopardy.
He told The Guardian newspaper: "Really, it's a stupid thing to do. I got gout, and my cholesterol went up so fast in such a short time that my doctors wanted to put me on Lipitor, which is for much, much older people. Again, though, a fascinating journey.
"I had some reservations because I love everything John Lennon ever did. But in the end I wanted to explore a specimen embodying the total failure of humanity, just walk down this brutal path again."
However, the 30 Seconds To Mars singer - who has been nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance in 'Dallas Buyers Club' - didn't have too much trouble trying to shift the extra pounds as his active lifestyle on tour with his rock band helped him shrink back to his previous weight.
He explained: "I lost a lot of it by going on your, not straight away, but I was still kinda waddling around on stage for the first few dates, and eventually it came back off, thank God."