Showing posts with label GOSSIP. Show all posts
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Monday, July 02, 2012

INSIDE STORY ON TOM CRUISE & KATIE HOLMES

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The cover story of the new issue of Us Weekly is all about Katie Holmes finally breaking free from her “Rosemary’s Baby” marriage to Tom Cruise. 
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 Katie Holmes



Tom Cruise
Katie Holmes' Hollywood fairy tale with Tom Cruise definitely did not have a happy ending. When the 33-year-old actress filed for divorce from Cruise, 49, last Thursday -- aggressively moving for sole legal custody of daughter Suri, 6 -- it was the culmination of a year-long attempt to break free of a confining, Scientology-influenced marriage to Cruise, sources tell the new Us Weekly, out now. "Every move she made and everything she did was controlled . . . She felt like she was in Rosemary's Baby," says one insider, referring to the classic 1968 horror film, in which an aspiring young actress (Mia Farrow) unwittingly bears a child for her husband's Satanic cult.

Indeed, her shocking divorce filing, which has blindsided a "furious" Cruise, wasn't simply about the Kennedys star's own personal contentment, a Holmes source says.



"This is about protecting her daughter," the insider explains to Us. "She wants to be in charge of how Suri is being raised and didn't want her to have an exclusively Scientology education."



The first source puts it more bluntly: "She felt she had to get out to save her daughter." For more on the biggest divorce shocker of the year -- inside their rigid marriage, their final blowout fight, how Cruise is "flipping out," how Holmes "got the strength to do it".




Jessica Simpson



JESSICA SIMPSON’S $4 MILLION BODY BATTLE



The scale has spoken — and it doesn’t have good news for Jessica Simpson. A source tells Hot Stuff the new mom learned at her first Weight Watchers weigh-in — a few weeks after the May 1 birth of daughter Maxwell — she had gained 70 pounds. Luckily, the spokesperson, 32, has $4 million worth of motivation to shed them. Her contract requires a 20- to 30-pound loss by the end of August or no payday, says a source. But it won’t be easy. “Jessica has always had issues with junk food,” says a Simpson pal. So the 5-foot-3 fashion mogul has called in reinforcements: She enlisted her mom, Tina, and a few pals to do the program “to help keep herself in check,” says the insider. Simpson, who plans to breast-feed through July, also ditched her beloved high-calorie margaritas, adds the source. “She had a few drinks post pregnancy, but then stopped.”



Kim Kardashian



KANYE’S PRIVATE CELLPHONE FOR KIM



Kim Kardashian is totally dialed in to boy­friend Kanye West. In fact, she’s the only one who has his phone number! West, 35, “doesn’t like to be tied down by technol­ogy,” says a source, and didn’t have a cell before falling for Kardashian, 31. “It frus­trated Kim,” adds the insider. “She had to call him through a bodyguard.” But West recently caved and got a secret phone. Says a source, “He only uses it for Kim!”


Channing Tatum



CHANNING TATUM: NOT A FAN OF MAGIC COSTAR


The star clashed with Magic Mike protégé Alex Pettyfer



Alex Pettyfer
When Channing Tatum bares his true feel­ings about Magic Mike costar Alex Pettyfer, it’s not pretty. “He hates Alex,” a source tells Hot Stuff. “They had massive fights on set.” The beefcake to blame, insists another insider, is Pettyfer, 22, who plays a character based on for­mer male revue dancer Tatum, 32. “Alex was a jerk to everyone during filming for no rea­son,” says the insider. “He thinks he’s the star of the movie, not Channing or Matthew McConaughey.” Tatum, a coproducer of the stripper flick, retaliated by cutting a Pettyfer scene and, according to a source, “went on a ram­page about it!” And at Magic’s L.A. premiere June 25, the pair still hadn’t patched things up. The actors barely interact­ed and posed on opposite ends of the cast line. Says a source, “Channing refuses to do appear­ances alone with Alex — and he’ll never work with him again.”



Photos By: RD/Hebert/Retna

 

FOXWORTHY ON AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE

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TIMES SQUARE GOSSIP TELEVISION
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Jeff Foxworthy



GSN announced the premiere date for two original series premiering in August: THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE, an original one-hour game show hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy, will premiere on Thursday, August 23 at 8 pm ET/PT and BEAT THE CHEFS, an hour-long cooking competition show with host Matt Rogers, will also premiere on Thursday, August 23 at 9 pm ET/PT.



These new shows represent GSN’s broader programming strategy of game-based series that reflect the core attributes of the brand. THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE and BEAT THE CHEFS on Thursday nights are the first of GSN’s “Shiny Floor Game” category - contemporary studio based game shows that focus on themes prevalent in pop culture.





THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE


Thursdays at 8 pm ET/PT


Comedian and author, Jeff Foxworthy hosts this studio-based game in which contestants compete based on their knowledge of the Bible. Utilizing current as well as historical references, questions will be drawn from the rich, dense narrative found in the world's best-selling book. The contestants will share their compelling back-stories and each team will be playing for a charitable organization. THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE is produced by RelativityREAL for GSN, with RelativityREAL’s Tom Forman (“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”) and Embassy Row’s Michael Davies ("The Newlywed Game," "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire") serving as Executive Producers on the project. Nick Stuart and Maura Dunbar of Odyssey Networks are Consulting Producers.


STARS COME OUT FOR THE 2012 BET AWARDS

Spike Lee


John Beasley


Laurieann Gibson


Nadine Ellis


Jessica Reedy


Jessy Wilson


Austin Brown


Swizz Beatz


Melanie Fiona


Rapper A$AP Rocky


Lala Anthony


Jacob Latimore


Pusha T


Boris Kodjoe


Tatyana Ali


Amber Bullock


Yolanda Adams


Porscha Coleman


MC Lyte


Marsha Ambrosius


Tamia


Rapper Astro


Tamar Braxton


Erica Hubbard


Damien Dante Wayans


Michelle Williams And Letoya Luckett


The 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, was a star packed event. Style ruled and fashion was the name of the game. Click read more to see all the stars on the red carpet!


TV LAND TURNS UP THE HEAT ON "THE EXES"

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TIMES SQUARE GOSSIP TELEVISION

“THE EXES”

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4 AT 10:30 PM ET/PT
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 "THE EXES"



Holly takes Haskell on a practice date, and finds herself blown away by Haskell’s hidden talents. While Stuart embarrasses Phil when he tries way too hard to fit in with Phil’s pals.



Photo Courtesy TV Land 


LAST OF THE CLOSET GAYS ANDERSON COOPER

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ANDERSON COOPER COMES OUT OF CLOSET

Bitching By: James Edstrom
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Anderson Cooper



I just read Anderson Cooper has come out as gay. Is it safe enough Anderson?

I like Anderson, I have met and spoke to him many times at events around New York City. But it really kills me that all these famous people stayed in their safe closet for all these years, while the rest of us were fighting for gay rights. Now that we got them, all these celebrities are running out of the closet like they were always there for us. And the sick thing is, the gay community welcomes them with open arms, like they were always helping the cause.

Cooper made the announcement in an email to writer Andrew Sullivan.

"The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud," he wrote.

Proud of what Anderson? Proud that by you staying in the closet, you were safe? Proud that so many gay kids over the years needed a gay role model and you stayed in the closet so you were safe? Proud that you sneaked around New York City all these years, going to gay parties and not once when a gay horror story came out, did you say that you were gay and this was a outrage?

He also stated in the e mail:

AMERICA PROTECTING FREE SPEECH TO LIE

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THE CHICAGO GOSSIP

Story By: Kathy Posner
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 United States Supreme Court Washington




Last week most people were eagerly awaiting the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacre and totally missed the Court’s 6-3 decision that the Stolen Valor Act of 2005 was unconstitutional. That Act made it a federal crime to falsely claim or wear unearned military medals. The wording of the 69 page decision seems to make lying legal!


BACKGROUND:


The case, United States vs. Alvarez, was about Xavier Alvarez, a California Water Board member, who had falsely claimed to have received the Medal of Honor. In 2007 Alvarez pled guilty but reserved the right to appeal. His sentence was three years probation, a $5,000 fine and community service.


On appeal, his lawyer argued that the Stolen Valor Act was unconstitutional because it violates a person’s right to lie. "The Stolen Valor Act criminalizes pure speech in the form of bare falsity, a mere telling of a lie," Alvarez's attorney, Jonathan Libby said at the Court’s hearing in February, "It doesn't matter whether the lie was told in a public meeting or in a private conversation with a friend or family member."


ABC News reported that in its argument before the Supreme Court, the government said that such specific lies fall under a special category of speech that is not protected by the First Amendment -- when the speech could do harm.


Sunday, July 01, 2012

BEN RAUCH MUSICAL DIRECTS BROADWAY SINGS

Ben Rauch



Versatile and talented Ben Rauch will be Musical Directing, playing piano and singing for "Broadway Sings" on July 4, 2012 at 7:45pm - 9:15pm in Livingston, NJ before the fireworks.



 The star-studded Broadway Cast includes


Sandra Joseph (Longest running Christine Daae in Phantom of the Opera on Broadway)

Ron Bohmer (Broadway credits: A Little Night Music, Ragtime, Les Miserables, The Scarlet Pimpernel)

SALT-N-PEPA TO PLAY CENTRAL PARK NEW YORK

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CENTRAL PARK SUMMERSTAGE
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 Salt-N-Pepa




City Parks Foundation's SummerStage, in conjunction with Globestar Media and NYC radio station WBLS is presenting their fourth annual R&B festival in Central Park this summer on Sunday August 12.

The evening's performers include R&B superstars Eric Benét, Christopher Williams, Kenny Lattimore, Q Parker and Horace Brown alongside the seminal hip hop duo Salt-N-Pepa.

Tickets are totally free but served on a first come, first served basis at the door; no advance tickets are available. Doors open at 3pm and the show starts at 4:00pm; SummerStage recommends that audience members plan to arrive at 2:30pm to better guarantee entry. The venue will close doors when it is full. To access the SummerStage venue, enter from 72nd Street and 5th Avenue and bear left until you see the line for entry.



SummerStage



Sunday, August 12 at 4:00pm in Central Park, Manhattan

4th Annual R&B Fest 2012 featuring

Eric Benét

Salt-N-Pepa

Christopher Williams

Kenny Lattimore

Q Parker

Horace Brown

Presented in Association with Globe Star Media and WBLS



To get more information about and directions to all participating SummerStage NYC Parks, please visit SUMMER STAGE.







ABOUT ERIC BENET



Multiple Grammy nominee Eric Benét, has based his career and his music on the purity of emotion. Making his solo debut with his album True To Myself, Benét's music produces a soulful sound, filled with lyrical and emotional honesty. His hit single "Spend My life with You" featuring Tamia reached #1 on the R&B charts, solidifying his role as an R&B sensation. In his most recent album Lost in Time, Benét takes a journey with his music, channeling influences from the 1970's to create a sound that is pure and true. Using his own experiences as inspiration, Benét's music tells a story that is both passionate and heartfelt.



ABOUT SALT-N-PEPA



Legends, icons, trailblazers, pioneers, innovators and trendsetters are just a few words often used to describe this group. From Grammys to MTV Video Awards, they have won them all. Whether it's the top of the charts or on stages at sold out coliseums across the country, they have done it all. They are Grammy Award winning group, Salt-N-Pepa, which consists of Cheryl James and Sandy Denton ("Salt" and "Pepa", respectively), and Deidre "Dee Dee" Roper (DJ Spinderella). As the first ever female rap crew, Salt-N-Pepa, broke barriers and opened doors wide open that were once closed to women in hip-hop. They gave women a voice in a male dominated industry and transformed the way the music world saw women forever. With the hit songs "Push It," "Tramp,""Shake Your Thang," "Shoop" and "Whatta Man," Salt-N-Pepa would defy everyone's expectations and catapult hip-hop to new levels. 

HOW KELLY BENSIMON CAN MAKE YOU HOT

Kelly Bensimon Relaxes At Tao


Kelly Bensimon At Tao



Kelly Bensimon hosted Camp TAO Beach on Saturday presented by Hpnotiq. The model and author took over the grand cabana and signed copies of her new book I Can Make You Hot for fans. She toasted with Hpnotiq cocktails before getting into the booth with DJ Lema.



Photo credit: Al Powers/Powers Imagery



Saturday, June 30, 2012

ALEXIS BELLINO PARTIES AT LAS VEGAS WYNN

Jim Bellino And Alexis Bellino


 Alexis Bellino Celebrates 4th Of July



Alexis Bellino was spotted at the Encore Beach Club at Encore at the famed Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. Alexis Bellino, from The Real Housewives of Orange County, shows her pre-Independence Day patriotism wearing a red, white and blue bikini.








DANCING WITH THE STARS VEGAS BIRTHDAYS

 Katherine Jenkins With Maria Menounos



Friday night a crew from Dancing With the Stars gathered at LAVO to celebrate the birthdays of the show's competitors Maria Menounos, who turned 34 earlier this month and Katherine Jenkins who celebrated her 32nd last night. The ladies were joined by the show's professionals including Derek Hough, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Cheryl Burke, and Peta Murgatroyd, along with a group of friends for dinner at the Italian eatery. They feasted on favorites from the kitchen, including the Kobe Meatball and ended dinner with a toast and sweets for the birthday girls. After dinner, Cheryl and Maksim ended their night at Marquee Nightclub.

Also at LAVO was Kelly Bensimon. The model, former star of The Real Housewives of New York and author hosts at TAO Beach on Saturday in honor of her new book, I Can Make You Hot. She dined with friends before heading up to the nightclub for LAVO's La Freak Fridays.



Photo Courtesy of: Al Powers 



STAR PREMIERE OF THE 'AMAZING SPIDERMAN'

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TIMES SQUARE GOSSIP MOVIES
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Always Stunning Sally Field


Andrew Garfield


Emma Stone


Nathan Fillion


Martin Sheen


Denis Leary


Carmen Electra


Tricia Helfer


Jason Mewes


Mason Cook


Spencer List


Dustin Brown


Karina Smirnoff


Chris Zylka


Peter Fonda


Cuba Gooding Jr. Family


Matthew Gray Gubler


Andy Gladbach


Cheech Marin


Embeth Davidtz


Alex Lombard


C. Thomas Howell


Sophie Simmons


Billy Unger


Peyton List


Reeve Harvey


Todd Lincoln


Hannah Marks


Nolan Gould


Max Charles


Leif Gantvoort


Bret Lockett


Rochelle DeAnna Karidis And A.J. McLean


Amir Khan


Phillip Phillips


Colton Dixon


Shaun Robinson


Danielle Vasinova


Noah Dahl


Quinton Aaron And Liana Mendoza


Carly Steel


Andrew Goudelock


Anna Friel With Rhys Ifans


 Chris Harris



The stars came out for the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Amazing Spiderman' at Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California. This is one movie that is sure to break records!