October 2, 2014 |
EVERY TIME TV news jumps on a fast-breaking story, you need to remember one thing: The first reports are almost always wrong. This never was a problem in entertainment reporting because no one cared if they were a few minutes late with a celebrity story. Now it's a problem. Yesterday, following the DUI arrest of Amanda Bynes , the first reports said sources were claiming she was high on weed. Now it turns out she may have been high on Adderall or some other prescribed drug.
September 24, 2014 |
Happy birthday, Bruce Springsteen ! You're now old enough for Social Security benefits! (Not that you need them.) Baby Bruce was given to the light on Sept. 23, 1949, at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J. A new Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll confirms the Boss is boss with Jerseyites. Forty-two percent say they're fans, and about a third say they own Bruce tunes. (His popularity declines as the age group gets younger.) He has a negative of only 4 percent! Strangely, about 20 percent of respondents, including 1 in 12 of those who said they were fans, didn't know he was from Jersey.
September 10, 2014 |
Love! Conjugal harmony! Fertility! Infecundation! The miracle of gestation! Of motherhood! Of feeling . . . sick a lot of the time, thanks. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (nonroyal name: Kate Middleton ) is once again heaving through her first trimester, as she brings to term the second heir to her husband, Prince William . Royal officials broke the dawn Monday with the news Kate is again with kid, and again, poor woman, with severe morning sickness. That's hyperemesis gravidarum to you. Prince W said the last few days had been "tricky.
September 4, 2014 |
Our hearts broke when we found out that Arnold Schwarzenegger not only had two-timed wife Maria Shriver with their maid but actually had a child with her. And we were befuddled. How could he do this to Maria - I mean, she's a Kennedy ! Perhaps our sympathies were wasted. The New York Post claims Shriver has had a long-term lover of her very own, even though last month she began passing him off as a new boyfriend. That'd be Matthew Dowd , 53, a political correspondent for ABC News whom Shriver took as her date to cousin Bobby Kennedy 's wedding last month.
September 4, 2014 |
YESTERDAY'S Tattle was a case of tap dancing to fill space following a holiday weekend in which celebrities and the people who report on them decided to take off. Today? We've got two pages of news to stuff into one page of newsprint. We'll start with the docket: * Chris Brown pleaded guilty yesterday to hitting a man outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while he was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend, Rihanna . Brown pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to time served - the two days he spent in a District of Columbia jail.
August 28, 2014 |
Police want Miley's pal Poor Miley Cyrus ! Even her goodwill gestures backfire! Seems the homeless man Miley brought to the VMAs Sunday to accept the best video of the year prize on her behalf is wanted by the police. Miley came to the glitzy gala accessorized with one Jesse Helt as a way to highlight the plight of homelessness. The Statesman Journal of Salem, Ore., says there's a warrant out for Helt's arrest for multiple parole violations in Oregon. Helt was paroled after a 2010 conviction for an attempted break-in at a flat in Salem.
August 15, 2014 |
J USTIN BIEBER'S guilty plea to charges of careless driving (drag racing in a rented Lamborghini) and resisting arrest puts an end to a legal saga that began seven months ago. The Miami judge who accepted Bieber's plea yesterday said it's time for the Biebs to stop behaving like an idiot (our words). "I hope that he realizes that his actions not only lead to consequences that affect him but they lead to consequences that affect others that are looking up to him as a role model," Miami-Dade County Judge William Altfield said at a hearing.
July 11, 2014 |
Bieber: Menace II society! Rebel yell! Canadian rabble-rouser Justin Bieber , 20, pleaded no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor vandalism charge for throwing eggs at a neighbor's home and must pay $80,900 in damages and serve two years on probation. Bieber also was ordered to complete five days of community labor and a 12-week anger-management program and to stay away from the victim and his family for two years. Bieber was charged after the Jan. 14 incident - his attorney had called it "a silly prank" - in Calabasas, Calif.
June 15, 2014 |
Lea Michele's new beau? Nearly a year after the death of her love, Cory Monteith , Lea Michele seems ready to test the roiling waters of romance. People mag says the 27-year-old Glee star has been seeing, on the quiet, an aspiring model-actor named Matthew Paetz whom she met in April on the set of her music vid for "On My Way. " TMZ says there are rumors that Paetz has worked, albeit under a different name, as an escort for Cowboys4Angels, whose website describes him as a "life coach" and "massage therapist.
June 14, 2014 |
Mila, Ashton 'n' baby, too You know what Mila Kunis really hates? She hates when couples say, "We're pregnant. " So she told Jimmy Kimmel when he had the temerity to tell her, "My wife and I are pregnant," referring to Molly McNearney . Kunis, 30, expecting her first baby with fiancé Ashton Kutcher , took the mic and addressed all mammalian males: "You're not pregnant! Do you have to squeeze a watermelon-sized person out? . . . No. " Kunis laid down another rule this week.