bandmate of Jon Bon Jovi, apparently has ditched the present Bon Jovi world tour, citing "personal reasons." TMZ says it's about money. Either that or egos. Or money. Or egos. JBJ went on without Richie last night in Calgary up in Canadian Canada and said, "Richie Sambora won't be performing for a while. If there's ever a night I need you, it's tonight, Calgary!" What will happen if he needs, say, Saskatoon?
Combs, Carell swatted
As you may know, in L.A., in N.Y., yea, anyplace that plenty of celebs live, there's this fad called "swatting," in which some creep calls the cops and reports a fictitious break-in at a celeb's house. Creep can then enjoy the spectacle of beaucoup de police descending on an unsuspecting luminary's crib. That's what happened Wednesday to the adjacent homes of Sean P. "Puff Daddy" "Diddy" Combs and plain old Steve Carell, next-door nabes in L.A. A dozen cop cars! Two whole helicopters! Yippee! Miley Cyrus' parents live on the same block and got swatted last year.
Kimmel salutes Fallon
At the news of Jay Leno's announcement that he is indeed leaving NBC's Tonight sinecure, in spring 2014, to be replaced by Jimmy Fallon, JL's opposite number on ABC, Jimmy Kimmel, tweets: "congratulations to my dear, sweet @jimmyfallon - a formidable rival and an incredible lover."
Tidbits 'n' pieces
These random people, Wes and Victoria Hoffman, were getting married in Atlanta on Saturday. A friend of the bridal party knew that Conan O'Brien was nearby recording his show, in honor of the NCAA men's basketball Final Four, which will be in Atlanta. (Wes and Victoria had actually met Cone before and were fans.) Said wedding guest tweeted Cone all day to come over, say hi. So Cone traipsed over to the Four Seasons Atlanta and crashed the wedding. Nice. . . . Luca Dotti, son of "SideShow" favorite Audrey Hepburn (by her second husband, Count Andrea Paolo Mario Dotti), tells Vanity Fair and also NBC's Today that his mom was insecure about her looks and never felt she was beautiful. . . . Disney bought two George Lucas properties last year, LucasFilms and LucasArts, for $4.05 billion, and now it has pretty much shut down LucasArts, a maker mostly of video games. They're going to concentrate on licensing out Stars Wars-related stuff to other manufacturers. . . . Kendra Wilkinson, reality TV star and wife to former Eagles receiver Hank Baskett, was on ABC's strangely strange show Splash!, a celeb diving competition like Dancing with the Stars, only off a board into the pool. Celebs are paired with other folks, do dives, get scored. So last night, Kendra, paired with extreme skier Rory Bushfield, got on the diving board and . . . walked off, eliminating herself. Why? Fear of heights is the reason given. Um, shouldn't K-Wilk have known that before getting on the show? Just asking. . . . Jay-Z, as you know, is diversifying his portfolio. Not only is he a mondo rap star, but also he is part owner of the Brooklyn Nets basketballer type team. Now he has branched out into sports agency. New York Yankees star Robinson Cano just fired mega-agent Scott Boras and has signed with Jay-Z's agency. To echo the Jayz, he ain't a businessman. He's a business, man. . . . Glee's Heather Morris, 26, is pregnant with the baby of her beau, high school sweetheart Taylor Hubbell, Us Weekly says. . . . We tip our hat to Philadelphia native Damon Erik Williams, 26, who stars in the short film Tiramisu, which will be featured Sunday at the Soho International Film Festival.
Kardashian boy has love life!
Finally, a boy blossoms inside that most matriarchal of grrrl-power tribes, the Kardashian Kartel. Rob Kardashian was recently seen in London squiring a fetching woman. "Her name is Naza Jafarian, and she's from London" Unnamed Industry Insider tells In Touch Weekly. "She's been with him a lot over the past couple weeks."
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