May 15, 2016 |
Parting, such sweet sorrow . . . "It's bittersweet," Michael Strahan said Friday of his last appearance on Live! With Kelly and Michael . Cohost Kelly Ripa was dressed in black, but she did not sing a funeral dirge. Strahan, who is leaving for Good Morning America , said, "I didn't anticipate being here at this moment, but it's here and we're going to enjoy it. I'm not dying. " Ripa, who went AWOL for a week when she heard Strahan was ditching her, gave him nice parting gifts.
May 13, 2016 |
A FEW WEEKS ago, Tattle led with a story about Will Ferrell developing a comedy in which he would play President Ronald Reagan with Alzheimer's. The movie was listed as a comedy. A number of our readers, including close friends, thought the idea was in terrible taste and let us know in no uncertain terms. Turns out we weren't the only ones to get hate mail. A day or so later, Ferrell dropped out of the project. Ferrell's producing partner, Philadelphian Adam McKay ( The Big Short , Anchorman )
May 1, 2015 |
Memories, money, Milk Duds It's taken nearly eight months, but Melissa Rivers is beginning to get back on her feet after the death of her mother, Joan Rivers . "I never let myself imagine life without her," she tells People. "Why would I want to?" Rivers, 47, and her son, Cooper Endicott , 14, are getting a handle on the grief by going through rituals such as clearing out her mother's New York flat. (The contents are to be auctioned.) Trouble is, they threw out the wrong stuff.
March 18, 2015 |
IF YOU THINK Simon Cowell was tough on contestants and Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are tough on each other, meet husband and wife New Zealand "X Factor" judges Natalia Kills and Willy Moon . The pair was removed from the show yesterday after their comments on a contestant's appearance were seen as bullying. Kills said she was "disgusted" at how much singer Joe Irvine had copied her husband in the clean-cut style of his hair and dark suit. She called him a "laughingstock" and said she was embarrassed to sit in his presence.
March 17, 2015 |
TATTLE ISN'T SURE if this battle should be considered internecine or intergayscene, but Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana , whose high-end fashions were brought to the mainstream by "Sex and the City," have ticked off Sir Elton John . Sir Elton has called for a boycott of the designers after they criticized gay adoption and gay parents having children via in vitro fertilization. In an interview with the Italian magazine Panorama , D&G labeled babies born via IVF as "synthetic children.
February 26, 2015 |
TODAY in the crosshairs, E! host and "Fashion Police" panelist Giuliana Rancic . Big G, as she's frequently called, is being taken to task by Disney Channel star Zendaya , who has been a guest on "Fashion Police," because Giuliana commented on her Oscars red-carpet dreadlocks by saying, "I feel that she smells like patchouli oil . . . or weed. Yeah, maybe weed. " Zendaya, who is black, didn't like it, the Washington Post reported, noting on Twitter that dreadlocks are a symbol of "strength and beauty" and not merely an easy stereotype of pot-smoking Rastas.
February 25, 2015 |
Oscars: You didn't watch Despite a fresh-faced host in Neil Patrick Harris , people stayed away in droves Sunday from ABC's livecast of the Academy Awards. The show drew 36.6 mil viewers, according to preliminary numbers from Nielsen. That's a six-year low. At least it stayed ahead of the Golden Globes, which had 19.3 mil viewers. No Joan Rivers at Oscars Several names were omitted from the In Memoriam segment at the Oscars, including those of Elaine Stritch , Richard Kiel , and Taylor Negron . But one oversight has fans up in arms: Joan Rivers scored nary a mention in the segment, nor anywhere else at the televised kudofest.
January 28, 2015 |
Joan Rivers lawsuit Joan Rivers ' daughter, Melissa , filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Monday against the clinic where her mother underwent a throat procedure that went horribly wrong and led to her death on Sept. 4. Melissa, 47, a University of Pennsylvania alum who costarred with her mother on several E! series, claims that Yorkville Endoscopy in Manhattan and its staff are guilty of gross medical malpractice because they did not do enough to restore Joan's breathing by performing a tracheotomy.
January 28, 2015
CAN WE talk? In court. Joan Rivers ' daughter, Penn alum Melissa Rivers , filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit yesterday against Yorkville Endoscopy, in Manhattan, and her mother's doctors, who she claims botched a routine outpatient procedure last August that led to Joan's death. The New York Daily News broke the story. Joan, a still-feisty 81, had gone to the clinic for a throat examination, but doctors did an unauthorized examination of her vocal chords, according to the News ' report on the suit.
December 15, 2014 |
SO MUCH NEWS this week we didn't get into such as the ongoing collateral damage resulting from the recent cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. Hackers revealed actress Jennifer Lawrence received a lower salary than her male "American Hustle" co-stars and posted emails between Sony co-chair Amy Pascal and movie producer Scott Rudin joking about President Obama 's favorite films. They sounded a little bit racist to some. Read on for more celeb news. Yesterday Scott Stapp , the troubled former Creed front man, claimed to be a CIA agent with one mission in mind: assassinate President Obama , according to a 9-1-1 recording obtained by TMZ. The singer's estranged wife, Jaclyn Stapp , and his sister-in-law called 9-1-1 frantically late last month after he left the house shirtless and began to ride around his Boca Raton, Fla., neighborhood saying he wanted to assassinate Obama, according to a recording released by TMZ. Police determined Stapp didn't show enough signs of mental instability so they did not place him on a psych-hold.