But is it too little too late? MTV announced earlier this month that next season of the "Jersey Shore," its sixth, premiering Oct. 4, would be its last.
Attorneys repping Kanye West are trying to put the kibosh on the stolen sex tape. 'Ye's reps sent out a cease-and-desist letter insisting that several websites take down a screenshot from the footage, adding that the image and the tape itself had been stolen from West's computer.
Vivid Video's Steve Hirsch, who made Kanye's honey , Kim Kardashian, famous by selling her romp with her ex, Ray J, said that the tape could be worth a couple of million dollars.
That's not all. TMZ.com says that the madness doesn't stop at one sex tape. There's another one floating around as well. The gossip site claims that the tapes feature exes. One is 20 minutes in length; the other is 40, not including foreplay. An "almost Sting-like" feat, TMZ reports.
Good luck bump?
Some people get tattoos to commemorate milestones in their lives. Beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings has children. After winning her third-straight gold medal at the 2012 Olympics, in London, Jennings announced that she was pregnant with her third child.
She had a bun in the oven while in London. Walsh Jennings, 34, and hubby , Casey Jennings, decided to have a third child about a month before the Olympics, figuring that it would take some time to conceive. But Walsh Jennings played in the gold-medal match while five weeks' pregnant.
"When I was throwing my body around fearlessly and going for gold for our country, I was pregnant," Walsh Jennings said Monday on the "Today" show. "Today, I'm 11 weeks pregnant."
Talk about commitment to your country.
Walsh Jennings wasn't the only pregnant Olympian in London. Malaysian shooter Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi was eight months' pregnant when she came in 34th out of 59 in the women's 10-meter air rifle.
* We all know times are tough,
but who knew that massively popular morning-show hosts were also feeling the burn? RadarOnline reports that "Today" show host Matt Lauer could be asked to take a pay cut if ratings continue to slide. Granted, Lauer wouldn't be joining the bread line if he does take a cut: He makes $25 million a year.
Lauer isn't the only NBC staffer asked to cut his massive take-home. "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno recently docked his own
pay to save the jobs of several of
his crew members.
* Iran's culture minister says
that the nation will boycott the 2013 Academy Awards due to the anti-Islam film "The Innocence of Muslims." A film, "Ye Habbeh Ghand" a/k/a "A Cube of Sugar," had already been selected to screen. Iran won its first Oscar in the foreign-film category in February when Asghar Farhad's "A Separation" took
home the Little Bald Man. Culture Minister Mohammed Hossein also urged other Muslim
countries to boycott the ceremonies.
* Lindsay Lohan was hospital-
ized Sunday night in NYC, according to TMZ.com, but this time it wasn't for "exhaustion." Sources close to the actress, who will forever be deemed "troubled," say that Lohan has a nasty case of walking pneumonia.
She was admitted to Mount Sinai and discharged after receiving antibiotics.
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