Tuesday, June 30, 2009

CHRIS BROWN DENIES BET PERFORMANCE

Chris Brown


Troubled singer Chris Brown is denying that he was due to perform at the BET Awards on Sunday night, amid gossip he was dumped over his recent assault case with Rihanna. Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting his ex-girlfriend Rihanna in a court hearing on June 22nd. He got a community service order and five years supervised probation as well as being told to stay away from Rihanna.The singer was allegedly due to take the stage at the BET Awards ceremony in Los Angeles California. But his performance was rumored to have been canned because of his recent legal trouble at the insistence of Rihanna's musical mentor Jay-Z. A source tells the New York Daily News, "Jay is a big name in the BET community, and he was very vocal about his displeasure with Chris attending the ceremony. He didn't want Chris anywhere near the awards so close to the court's ruling."But a spokesman for Brown is denying that he was ever booked to play at the glitzy show.The rep tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "That's not true. He was never confirmed to perform."
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DEBORAH GIBSON ON PAL MICHAEL JACKSON

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TIMES SQUARE GOSSIP
TALKS TO
DEBORAH GIBSON
ABOUT
MICHAEL JACKSON

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Deborah Gibson With Michael Jackson


We here at Times Square Gossip are big Deborah Gibson fans ... always have been! So, when we asked the original American idol what she thought of Michael’s passing, she gave us this reply: I have always been and will always be a fan of Michael Jackson. I remember asking my parents to buy me the red jacket with glove and sunglasses, which I still have today. He influenced my life, from his music to the way he danced and performed. Michael Jackson will always be the King of Pop. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I met Michael and he told me he had just watched a Disney special I did. I was blown away by the thought of The one and only Michael Jackson sitting there watching me on TV. He then invited me to be in his "Liberian Girl" video. I actually was one of the few who got to sing a little snippet live over his vocal. To say it was an honor is an understatement. At 14, I had the red jacket and glove. I was a huge fan. He was a sweet person and lived up to everything you wanted him to be when you met him. He had a receiving line an hour long before his concert at the Forum. To personally meet so many people and then to be put into his show. The energy he put in was astounding. I don't think it's about the time someone is on earth but the impact they leave. He did more for humanity and for music in 50 years than anyone could. It's a shock and I'm most saddened by the fact that a) I believe there was more music in him and b) he leaves behind three young children. Everyone feels this immeasurable loss. He was an American treasure." Well said Deborah! We couldn’t agree more.

Photo By: Harrison Funk

MELONI AND HARGITAY SIGN NEW CONTRACT

Mariska Hargitay


Law And Order: SVU stars Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay have finally ended their months-long contract disagreement with television bosses, after signing two-year deals to remain on the hit show. The couple reportedly jeopardized their return to the show by demanding more money from network bosses. Hargitay and Meloni allegedly asked for a share of the program's profits from the NBC network, in addition to the $350,000 they earned per episode, a rare deal similar to ones TV bosses cut with "Law and Order: Criminal Intent" stars Vincent D'Onofrio and Chris Noth. Media reports in April suggested bosses had threatened to can the couple when their contracts expire in May if an agreement could not be reached, but they have agreed to a new two-year deal. "Law and Order: SVU" has been on the air for 11 years.
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UGLY BETTY STAR ANA ORTIZ HAS BABY GIRL

Ana Ortiz


"Ugly Betty" actress Ana Ortiz has given birth to a beautiful baby girl. The star welcomed her first child with guitarist husband Noah Lebenzon on Saturday in New York City. Paloma Louise Lebenzon weighed in at seven pounds, 10 ounces, and the couple is delighted with its new arrival. Ortiz's spokesperson told People.com, "She is elated and completely glowing. She is surrounded by her friends and family and so happy to be a mom. She is just really enjoying the moment. The baby is absolutely beautiful."
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VANESSA WILLIAMS AT DRESS FOR SUCCESS

Vanessa Williams


Vanessa Williams hosted the Express Success 'Rack Relay Race' and professional clothing drive to benefit Not-For-Profit Dress For Success in Grand Central Terminal in New York City this afternoon.
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DENISE RICHARDS DISHES IN STEPPIN OUT

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In this weeks Steppin Out Magazine, Denise Richards sits down with Chaunce Hayden and advices Jon and Kate on dealing with bad press... Richards also talks about her boobs and why bigger isn't always better.....plus, how she dates and how she really feels about Heather Locklear.
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Denise Richards In Steppin Out Magazine


DENISE RICHARDS ON "JON AND KATE" AND DEALING WITH THE BAD PRESS:


I think my show is so different from their show. I got a lot of flack the first season about my kids being on the show, but that was partly because my ex-husband [Charlie Sheen] wasn’t happy about it. With Jon and Kate, it’s honestly none of my business. I don’t know what’s going on with them. I feel for them because to be thrown into the spotlight is very difficult to deal with. Although, I can relate to bad press. What helped me get through it was truly not reading anything. It’s an awful thing to deal with. So, I just put myself in a bubble. I wouldn’t read anything, and I didn’t want to know anything. That way, it didn’t affect me. I didn’t know what was being said or what was going on. All I cared about was my children. I just focused on being a mom and being a good mom. One day I will write a book about it! That’s a promise.


DENISE RICHARDS TALKS ABOUT HER BOOBS:


I won't get any more plastic surgery! It terrifies me. At the time of my breast implants, I was very young and dumb. I’ve since learned that there are so many things a woman can do to enhance herself. They didn’t have those things when I was younger. I couldn’t even buy an A-cup bra in Victoria’s Secret at the time. My roommate had her breasts done, so I stupidly did it without doing much research. So, of course I had some problems and had to have them redone. However, the second doctor ended up putting bigger implants in, and I didn’t want them.


Why?


I have a small frame, and they looked hideous on me. I looked so ridiculous. So, after I finished doing the James Bond movie and my press tour, I went to a different surgeon. He ended up doing an amazing job and made me smaller. I never wanted really big breasts. I’m a size zero, and they just looked funny on my body. I just wanted to fill out a B-cup bra. That was it! But it was the ‘90s, and all the girls were getting big breasts. So, the doctors just assumed that’s what girls wanted, but that wasn’t what I wanted.


Why do women think big is better? I’m talking about breasts.


Well, it is sexier. Boobs and a butt are sexy. You open up any Playboy or any magazine, for that matter, and women look great. They have great hair, they’re skinny, and they have perfect boobs and booty. That’s the image. But what a lot of girls don’t know is what goes into a photo shoot. My boobs are even kind of small now, but you can use pads called cutlets to give yourself more cleavage. There’s ways to enhance yourself without having to go through surgery.


So, if you could go back in time, would you opt to not have any implant surgery?


If I could do it all over, I would not have had anything done. There’re just so many things that you can do to give yourself more cleavage and fill yourself out. But when you’re a teenager, you’re just so fearless. I was young and stupid.


ON DATING AND HEATHER LOCKLEAR:


I would love to get remarried, but I will not go though what I went through with Charlie again. So, I’m not rushing into anything. I’m not looking to hurry up and get remarried. When the time comes, it will.


Are you able to quietly date or is it always news?



I try to keep it as discrete as possible. That’s what I’ve been doing. I do date. I just keep it very, very discrete because I don’t want to deal with the tabloids. I’ve been through relationships splashed all over the papers, and it’s just not fun.


Good segue. How are you and Heather Locklear getting along these days?



Regardless of Richie [Sambora], I would not have been friends with her. That’s one thing some people don’t understand. My friendship was done before Richie and I ever got together. We’re very different people, and we make different choices. Richie was truly a single man when we got together. He was on the road to divorce. I was also on the road to divorce. So, I never broke up their relationship or stole anyone’s husband. She was involved with someone. Even if I didn’t get together with Richie, I wouldn’t have been friends with Heather.


Finally, would you ever make a guest star appearance on “Two and a Half Men”?



Hmm. I don’t know. I never even thought about that. I think his show does fine in the ratings without me. Although, I would like to work with Quentin Tarantino. He invents careers, and he’s a brilliant director. That would be my dream to work with him.

NEVERLAND VIEWING FOR MICHAEL JACKSON

Pop singing star Michael Jackson's worldwide fans will get a chance to pay their final respects to him at a public viewing at his Neverland Valley Ranch on Friday. According to CNN, Jackson's body will arrive on Thursday. There will be a 30-car motorcade to the home that he lived in for almost 20 years. A spokesperson for Jackson also told the news outlet that a private memorial service for the legend will be held on Sunday. There has been no announcement on where Jackson will be buried. On Monday, Jackson's father, Joseph, denied rumors that his son would be buried at Neverland and said that it was too early to talk about funeral plans because the family was still awaiting the results of a second autopsy, that the family ordered. Jackson spent much of his life living in the Los Angeles California area, but the mayor of his hometown of Gary, Indiana has asked the family to consider burying the singer there. A spokesperson for Mayor Rudy Clay told CNN that the city's leader has been in touch with the Jackson family and is hoping that the gritty Midwestern industrial town could be Jackson's final resting place. At the very least, Clay told Chicago radio station WGN, he expects that Jackson's body will be taken to Gary for a memorial service he is planning next week. "I believe that his body will lie in state in Gary, Indiana," Clay said Tuesday. "Now, it may not happen, but I believe it will." That memorial service is slated to take place on July 10th at the city's U.S. Steel Works ballpark and Clay promised that it would be a memorial "fit for the prince of peace and a memorial that's fit for Gary, Indiana's favorite son, the greatest entertainer that ever lived." Should the Jackson family agree to have the singer buried there, a spokesperson for the mayor said the tomb could be near a proposed Jackson family museum and performing arts center that the city has discussed with family patriarch Joseph Jackson. Jackson lived at Neverland from 1988 to 2005. Ownership of the ranch, renamed Sycamore Valley Ranch, was transferred to a company called Colony Capital in 2008 in a deal that allowed Jackson to hold onto the property when Colony agreed to buy the $23.5 million mortgage, according to TMZ. Meanwhile TMZ is also reporting that Michael Jackson was not the biological father of any of his children. And Debbie Rowe is not the biological mother of the two kids she bore for Michael. All three children were conceived in vitro -- outside the womb. Multiple sources deeply connected to the births told TMZ, Michael was not the sperm donor for any of his kids. Debbie's eggs were not used. She was merely the surrogate, and paid well for her services in the births of Michael Jr. and Paris. In the case of Prince Michael II. TMZ was also told the surrogate was never told of the identity who the "receiving parent" was.

Monday, June 29, 2009

LICKING LINDSAY LOHAN'S VEGAS BIRTHDAY

Lindsay Lohan At Bash


Former star Lindsay Lohan celebrated her 23rd birthday with an all-day party in Las Vegas Nevada on Saturday. Lindsay, whose real birthday is Tomorrow, hosted a get together at Wet Republic at the MGM Grand Resort Hotel and Casino. The bash began in the afternoon by the pool and saw Lohan go through five outfit changes before she hit the dance floor in the evening.
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THE 36TH ANNUAL VISION AWARDS BASH

Paul Ben Victor


Alison Sweeney With Hubby Dave Sanov


Christian Serratos


Jillian Michaels


Bai Ling


Kate Linder


Ashley Greene


Scott Elrod


Billy Burke


Billy Burke along with Scott Elrod, Bai Ling and other celebrities, attended the 36th Annual Vision Awards Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
Photos By: Sara De Boer / Retna Ltd.

MISS USA 2009 VISITS MARGARITAVILLE VEGAS

Kristen Dalton's Surf Fun


Miss USA 2009 Kristen Dalton


Miss USA 2009 Kristen Dalton visited Margaritaville at The Flamingo in Las Vegas, Nevada today. She was all smiles for the cameras on this beautiful Vegas late afternoon.
Photos By: RD / Kabik / Retna Digital

ROCK STAR EDDIE VAN HALEN GETS MARRIED

Eddie Van Halen married Janie Liszewski, in a beautiful ceremony in California on Saturday night. The pair have been dating for three years. They tied the knot in the backyard of Van Halen's mansion in the hills above Studio City, California., in front of 100 guests. The rock legends 18-year-old son, Wolfgang, served as the best man, while brother Alex Van Halen, an ordained minister, officiated at the service, according to People.com.The ceremony also included his ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli and included a fully non-alcoholic bar, to celebrate Van Halen's year and a half of sobriety since beating his alcohol problems.
Photo By: Sara De Boer/Retna

20TH ANNIVERSARY OF 'DO THE RIGHT THING'

Danny Aiello And Spike Lee


Bill Lee


John Turturro


Rosie Perez


Ruby Dee With Spike Lee


Spike Lee


Spike Lee along with Ruby Dee, Rosie Perez, Danny Aiello and other stars, attended The 20th Anniversary Screening of "Do The Right Thing" at the DGA Theater in New York City tonight.
Photos By: RD / Dziekan / Retna Digital

SEXY SHIA LABEOUF AND MEGAN FOX GOSSIP

Megan Fox And Shia Labeouf


Hollywood star Megan Fox is ignited gossip that she is with "Transformers" co-star Shia LaBeouf. They were spotted dining together in New York City. According to the New York Daily News, the couple sat side by side during a dinner with 10 friends on Thursday, days after attending a Hollywood party together. A source says, "They definitely seemed into each other. Shia couldn't keep his eyes off of Megan. He literally watched her like a hawk all night."
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MARIAH CAREY FILMS MUSIC VIDEO AT PLAZA

Mariah Carey On Set


Mariah Carey


Mariah Carey on the set of her music video "Obsessed" filming at the Plaza Hotel in New York City today. The star was fantastic and gladly posed for photos.
Photos By: RD / Dziekan / Rertna Digital

THE 2009 BLACK ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS

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MICHAEL JACKSON'S DAD
ATTENDS
BET AWARDS

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Amber Rose With Kanye West


Marlon Wayans


LaLa Vazquez


Bobby Valentino


Melody Thornton


Bobb'e J. Thompson


Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth


Soulja Boy Tell Em


Trey Songz


Zoe Saldana


Wendy Raquel Robinson


Shaun Robinson


Jessica Reedy


Ray J


Jeremy Piven


Sean Paul


Paula Patton


The O'Jays


Nichelle Nichols


Naturi Naughton


Niecy Nash


Sugar Shane Mosley


Monica


Mario


Tiarra Marie


Lil Mama


DJ Paul And Juicy J Of Three 6 Mafia


MC Lyte


Letoya Luckett


Lisa Leslie


Denyce Lawton


Beyonce Knowles


Chaka Khan


Claudia Jordan


Toccara Jones


Joe Jackson


Robi Reed-Humes


Keri Hilson


Taraji P. Henson


Arsenio Hall With Son


Tyrese Gibson


Estelle


Bel Biv Devoe


Kim Coles


Cassie


Tempestt Bledsoe


Tyra Banks


Rochelle Aytes


Amerie


Alicia Keys


Tatyana Ali


Day 26


The stars came out in force for the 2009 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California last night. Alicia Keys along with Amerie, Rochelle Aytes, Tyra Banks, Tyrese Gibson, Arsenio Hall, our Times Square Gossip Favorite Taraji P. Henson, Chaka Khan, Beyonce Knowles and many other stars. What we do not understand, is why Michael Jackson's father Joe Jackson was there. Shouldn't he be with the family? Just asking....
Photos By:
Sara De Boer / Retna Ltd.