The week in Celebrityville

JEFF GENTNER/GETTY IMAGES Kate Gosselin, pictured in Kentucky in 2011, might as well look over her shoulder now for all those disgruntled nannies.
JEFF GENTNER/GETTY IMAGES Kate Gosselin, pictured in Kentucky in 2011, might as well look over her shoulder now for all those disgruntled nannies.
Posted: July 28, 2014

NEWS OF KIDS - both of the trust-fund and octuplet variety - joined a surprising crop of musicians in the world of Celebrityville this week.

Let's have a taste.


* Rocker Ted Nugent, not one to shy away from expressing his political beliefs, has lost two more casino concerts over said ideas, WENN reported - like calling President Obama "a subhuman mongrel" and then apologizing for his remarks.

His shows scheduled next month in Idaho and Washington state were nixed. Lawrence W. LaPointe, with the Puyallup Tribe, which owns the Washington casino where Nugent was supposed to perform, told a Seattle TV station, "Racism is intolerable and not acceptable here."

* Lawyers for pop-culture icon Michael Jackson have filed legal documents over the sale of concert photos, apparently taken on the Jacksons' Victory Tour in 1984, WENN reported. The pics, valued at up to $2,000 each, were taken by a photog hired by the Gloved One, meaning the late singer's company owns the rights to the photos.


* The producers behind the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie are probably "Happy" Pharrell-style, over remarks made against the controversial flick by Morality in Media.

The trailer was released this week, prompting Dawn Hawkins, the group's executive director, to say "there is nothing empowering about whips and chains or humiliation and torture."

* A former nanny to Kate Gosselin told E! that the single mother of eight had a bunch of rules in an employee manual that we'll classify as annoying. The nanny, which is left unidentified in the report, said vacuuming was limited to certain times of the day, nothing was to be placed on the ground and all endeavors were to end at 9 p.m. on the dot.

Gosselin also ordered her nannies to eavesdrop on the children's conversations with their dad, her ex, Jon Gosselin. Can you say "healthy," boys and girls?


One of Temporary Tattle's favorite rock bands, Duran Duran, has sued their fan club for breach of contract. The band claims the company Worldwide Fan Clubs in Illinois has not paid the band what it's owed. The two parties signed a deal in 2010 that guaranteed the band 75 percent of all profits, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Simon Le Bon and his mates later issued a statement: "The band emphatically states that the lawsuit is not against its loyal fans but simply seeks to protect its rights against the company that formerly managed its fan club."


A pine tree planted in Los Angeles to honor the late Beatle George Harrison has been killed by an infestation of beetles. The tree will be replanted in the fall.


* The late Philip Seymour Hoffman declined to set up trust funds for his three children because, his account says, he did not want them "to be considered 'trust fund' kids," the New York Post reported. Instead, the Oscar-winning actor left his purported $35 million estate to his "friend and companion" Mimi O'Donnell, mother of his children.

* Cable channel FXX will air the full 25-year run of "The Simpsons" during a summer marathon. It will be followed this fall by a website and app dubbed "Simpsons World," which will distract millions with on-demand access to all of 500-plus episodes and allow users to search through the life histories of Mr. Burns, Bart and other Springfield residents.

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