Saturday, October 31, 2009

IAN MCKELLEN RIPS OUT BIBLES GAY PAGES

Famed actor Sir Ian McKellen's penchant for ripping out pages of the Bibles he finds in his hotel rooms has caught on. Die hard fans send him sections of text they've removed. The very openly gay "Lord of the Rings" star tears out a section of Leviticus, which condemns homosexuality, whenever he finds the book in hotel suites, and he has inspired others around the world to do the same. He tells Details magazine, "I'm not proudly defacing the book, but it's a choice between removing that page and throwing away the whole Bible. "I got delivered a package of 40 of those pages... that had been torn out by a married couple I know. They put them on a bit of string so that I could hang it up in the bathroom."
Photo By: Walter McBride/Retna

RANDY QUAID FAILS TO SHOW UP IN COURT

Randy Quaid


Troubled actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi have failed to show up in court to face burglary charges for a third time. The weird pair was a no-show in court in Santa Barbara, California on Thursday. Extradition papers, that will force the Quaids out of Texas, are being prepared, according to TMZ.com. The couple has been charged with defrauding Santa Barbara's San Ysidro Ranch hotel by taking off without paying a $10,000 bill. They face felonies for burglary, conspiracy and defrauding an innkeeper.
Photo By: Sara De Boer/Retna

MEET BROADWAY'S A 'LITTLE NIGHT OF MUSIC'

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TIMES SQUARE GOSSIP
ON
BROADWAY

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Catherine Zeta Jones


Erin Davie


Aaron Lazar


Kevin David Thomas


Marissa McGowan


Trevor Nunn


Ramona Mallory And Hunter Ryan Herdlicka


Bradley Dean With Leigh Ann Larkin


Angela Lansbury And Catherine Zeta Jones


Angela Lansbury and sexy Catherine Zeta Jones along with Bradley Dean, Marissa McGowan, Trevor Nunn, Ramona Mallory, Kevin David Thomas, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Leigh Ann Larkin, attended a Meet & Greet the Broadway Cast & creatives of "A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC" at Etcetera Etcetera Restaurant in New York City.
Photos By: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

THE TODAY SHOW SWINGS FOR HALLOWEEN

Matt Lauer


Hoda Kotb And Kathie Lee Gifford


Ann Curry And Al Roker


Natalie Morales


Matt Lauer And Meredith Vieira


Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira along with Natalie Morales, Ann Curry,Al Roker got into the Halloween sprit at NBC's "Today Show" in New York City.
Photos By: RD / Dziekan / Retna Digital

DIVA BETTE MIDLER CELEBRATES HALLOWEEN

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Bette Midler's
Annual
"Hulaween"
Benefit Gala 2009

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Bette Midler


Stephen Stills


Martha Stewart


Sia


Bette Midler


Patti Smyth And John McEnroe


Michael Kors


Gloria Gaynor


Graham Nash


David Crosby


David Crosby along with Graham Nash, Gloria Gaynor, Michael Kors, Sia, Martha Stewart, Patti Smyth, John McEnroe and other stars attended Bette Midler's New York Restoration Project's (NYRP) Annual "Hulaween" Benefit Gala at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City. Hey Bette, How about inviting us to sit at your table next year!
Photos By: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

ATTORNEY JOHN O'QUNN DEAD IN CAR CRASH

We are very saddened by the death of Houston attorney John O'Quinn in a car crash Thursday morning on Allen Parkway in the famed city. O'Quinn and his longtime assistant, Johnny Lee Cutliff, died instantly when the lawyer lost control of his speeding SUV on the rain-slicked street and it slammed head-on into a tree just west of downtown. He won a string of judgments for victims of problematic breast implants, and helped negotiate a $15 billion settlement for the state of Texas from tobacco companies. Another lead attorney for Mrs. Arthur on the Anna Nicole Smith cases, Neil McCabe today told the Houston Chronicle, “Everyone is devastated, John not only was the head of the law firm but a person who took care of all of us and we are going to miss him very much.” Having only met this dynamic man once at a event in New York City, I really liked this guy. He was passionate about his work. He had a reputation for helping people that no one else would help. These are the kind of people I adore. Our deepest condolences to his family and the family of Johnny Lee.

Friday, October 30, 2009

'FINIAN'S RAINBOW' OPENS ON NYC BROADWAY

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THE STARS COME OUT FOR
BROADWAY HIT
FINIAN'S RAINBOW

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David Schramm


Terri White


Cheyenne Jackson With Jim Norton And Kate Baldwin


Cheyenne Jackson


Ben Vereen


Tommy Tune


Daniel Richard With Cute Friend


Becki Newton


Deborah Monk


Rue McClanahan


David Hasselhoff


Ruby Dee


Kenneth Cole


Warren Carlyle


Alison Pill And Abigail Breslin


Brenda Braxton


Bryan Batt


Bryan Batt along with Brenda Braxton, Alison Pill, Abigail Breslin, Ben Vereen, Tommy Tune, Deborah Monk, Kenneth Cole, David Hasselhoff and Ruby Dee were snapped arriving for the Opening Night Performance of FINIAN'S RAINBOW at the St. James Theatre in New York City. Of course Broadway Photographer and Icon Walter McBride was there to get all the exciting shots. With a sparkling score of beloved standards and a whimsical story that dances between romance, satire and fairy tale, FINIAN'S RAINBOW is a musical theater treasure. Set in the mythical southern state of Missitucky, FINIAN'S RAINBOW pits a charming Irish dreamer and his headstrong daughter against the host of complications that await them in their newly adopted land: a bigoted southern Senator, a credit crisis, a pesky leprechaun and, of course, a complicated love affair that gives birth to some of the most witty, charming and heartfelt songs ever written for the stage.
Photos By: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

POLICE ESCORT JONAS TO HAUNTED HOUSE

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KEVIN JONAS IS THE REAL GHOUL
AT
BLOOD MANOR

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Blood Manor


This is really the kind of stuff that really pisses us off. Kevin Jonas with his fiance Danielle Deleasa early this evening went to New York's premiere Halloween hotspot Blood Manor on 27th street. This is the story we got from our photographer we sent down there. This is how he saw it, it probably will not be the version they release to the press. Their version will be how wonderful Kevin Jonas was. Well we are telling you it is a crock of crap ! First of all Kevin Jonas arrives with a police escort. This really get's our goat at Times Square Gossip. Our photographer over heard the cop say that he could not believe he got pulled off a case to do this S**T. We can not believe this either. We have cocaine dealers all over 8th avenue in Times Square harassing everyone walking by to try to sell them cocaine. I have complained endlessly to the Police department, and they do nothing. But they will escort Kevin Jonas to a haunted house on the taxpayers dime, and we are all supposed to be happy that the wonderful couple and un-talented Kevin Jonas are having some Halloween fun. Second of all, the owner Jimmy Lorenzo who is a really nice guy, saw the photographer and tipped off the Jonas Brothers press rep. Then the bodyguards were called and our photographer, who is one of the nicest guys in the world, got pushed and shoved and the shot blocked as the non-star walked into the haunted house. The owner was promised Kevin and his girlfriend would pose on the way out. As much as we adore Jimmy Lorenzo, he has to learn this is the oldest trick in the book. He should have let our photographer do his job. He should have let Blood Manors press people do theirs. CBS news was outside and also got shafted. The oldest celebrity trick in the world is, we will pose on the way out. They never do. All the clubs and restaurants should be made aware that they should charge these celebrities instead of being star-struck and giving them everything for free. All this on our streets, not the Jonas Brothers streets.

On another note, there is still time to see New York's premiere Haunted House. Blood Manor is located at 542 West 27th Street. You have this weekend and next weekend to have the scare of your life. Visit their website for more information www.BloodManor.com . Tell them Times Square Gossip sent you!
Jonas Photo By: RD/Dziekan/Retna

Thursday, October 29, 2009

COREY FELDMAN SHOCKED ABOUT DIVORCE

Corey Feldman is speaking out of his anguish over wife Susie's decision to file for divorce, saying he is "deeply hurt and saddened" by the breakdown of their marriage. The former child star married the Playboy pin-up Susie Sprague in 2002, and the couple has a 5-year-old son, Zen. Sprague filed for divorce earlier this month, citing irreconcilable differences and stating she would seek full custody of their child. But Feldman is insisting the news came as a shock, claiming he played no part in the "demise of the marriage." In a statement, a spokesperson for the actor says, "Corey is deeply hurt and saddened by this unexpected change in their relationship, and has done nothing to contribute to the demise of the marriage." The statement adds, "(Feldman is) hopeful that he and Susie can work to resolve this quickly and amicably, and he is fully committed to doing what is best for the welfare of their son."
Photo By: Sara De Boer/Retna

TERI HATCHER'S SWINE FLU GOSSIP SCARE

Hollywood actress Teri Hatcher is brushing off gossip that she's suffering from the swine flu. Cast and crew on the set of the hit television series Desperate Housewive's were said to have been put on high alert after Hatcher notified show producers that she had been diagnosed with the H1N1 virus and pulled out of the production scheduled for this week. But a spokesperson for Hatcher is insisting the star is actually suffering from laryngitis. Her rep tells TVGuideMagazine.com, "She is sick and has laryngitis, but has already finished her work for the week and is not scheduled to work again until next week."
Photo By: Sara De Boer/Retna

JOE JACKSON STAR DEDICATION IN LAS VEGAS

Joe Jackson And Zika


Deanna Of The Las Vegas Weekly As A Perfecto Girl
And Jay Rock As A Bunny



Majestic And Alicia Jacobs


Chuck Liddell


Crystal Marven And Zika


Todd Bridges And Rashida Ali


Cherilyn Lee, Michael Jackson's Nurse


Angelo And Christine Giordano Producers Of The Show VOICES


Robin Leach And Don King


Joe Jackson


Joe Jackson along with Robin Leach, Don King, Todd Bridges, Rashida Ali and many other celebrities attended the Michael Jackson THIS IS IT screening and the Joseph Jackson Family Star Dedication at the Brenden Theater at The Palms Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Photos By: RD/ Kabik/ Retna Digital