Jennifer Lopez denies she’s already quit American Idol. “There is no truth to reports that say I am definitely leaving Idol. All I said was I haven’t decided.”
Wayne Newton lawsuit
Wayne Newton is being sued by a company that is turning his 40-acre Vegas estate, with its South African penguins and Arabian horses, into a museum to compete with Elvis’ Graceland. CSD says Newton, 70, was paid for the job but refuses to move. The suit also says Newton sexually harassed a female employee and has mistreated his horses. Newton is filing his own breach-of-contract suit.
Will Smith slaps journo
Caught on tape by TMZ: In Moscow to hype Men in Black 3, Will Smith is approached by a Ukrainian guy reporter who tries to kiss him on the kisser. Smith proceeds to slap him hard across the face. “He’s lucky I didn’t sucker-punch him,” says the Philly-born star.
Sean Penn: Help Haiti!
Sean Penn attacked the media at a fund-raising dinner at the Cannes Film Festival for abandoning earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Penn accused people of helping only for show. “The reason people get Haiti fatigue is that they never commit in the first place,” he said.
Hugh Laurie: Sobbing
“There was a lot of sobbing,” Hugh Laurie tells Jay Leno about the final days on the set of House, M.D., which bows out Monday. “It felt like we were having little mini-memorial services each day” as each actor completed his or her final scene.
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