June 26, 2013
THE LAST day of school meant something different for everyone in my home. For my 8-year-old, Little Solomon, the end of school meant freedom from the tyranny of homework, bedtime and sitting still in math class. For my 11-year-old daughter, Eve, president of her fifth-grade class and co-founder of their Justin Bieber fan club, the end of school meant joining her female classmates for a good cry. And though a male student helpfully pointed out that they'd be apart for only three months, the Beliebers ignored his boyish naiveté and continued crying while Justin sang a sufficiently sappy song in the background.
June 21, 2013 |
DOLLAR DETAILS were unannounced, but it looks as if Marvel/Disney backed the Brink's truck up to Robert Downey Jr. 's house and started unloading. The man who turned Iron Man into Spider-Man's rival for Marvel movie supremacy, has signed up for two more "Avengers" films. Marvel announced yesterday that the actor will reprise his role as Iron Man/Tony Stark for "The Avengers 2" and "The Avengers 3," although there was no mention of "Iron Man 4. " Production on "Avengers 2" is to begin in March, with a theatrical release in May 2015.
June 11, 2013 |
A photog named Jeffrey Binion is suing Justin Bieber and one of his bodyguards, Hugo Hesny , claiming he was attacked when he tried to snap the singer outside Miami's Hit Factory recording studio. According to TMZ, the suit claims Hesny threw Binion against a wall and grabbed him by the throat. Hesny then showed off his (no doubt awesome-looking) holstered handgun, while a second goon took the memory card from Binion's camera. "Bieber's violent behavior toward photographers must end," Binion's lawyer, Russell S. Adler , tells TMZ. Adler claims Hesny doesn't have a Florida permit to carry a concealed weapon.
May 29, 2013 |
A FERRARI is way too much car for Justin Bieber . Especially now that he's gone off the Bieb end. According to TMZ.com, many neighbors in Justin's exclusive, gated Calabasas community say that the auto-tuned singer is out of tune when in his auto and that he and his friends have turned the ritzy neighborhood upside down. Justin has also been a menace in his Ferrari and on his motorcycle. Residents say that he frequently drives like a maniac and that while speeding out of his driveway Sunday, he almost hit a neighbor.
May 23, 2013 |
BETWEEN natural disasters and man-made disasters (leaving aside the science and politics that some natural disasters are man-made disasters), one day there might be a channel on cable, YouTube or beamed directly into your brain programmed solely with benefit concerts. Going back to the Concert for Bangladesh in 1971, there have been a lot of these big-name fundraisers over the years, for a variety of causes. The No Nukes Concert (1979) is self-explanatory. A series of Secret Policeman's Other Ball concerts raised money for Amnesty International.
May 22, 2013 |
It's a weird celeb world. Film stars now routinely draw out breakups (see Justin Bieber / Selena Gomez , below) forever for the PR of it. Some (we won't say who) (you know) may even get married or pregnant for PR. Breakup case in point: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson . The much-lusted-after stars of the Twilight film franchise have yo-yo'd us all since 2008: Were they together? Apart? Was it all a dream? Then, last summer, K-Stew got naughty with director Rupert Sanders , R-Patt got hurt, and they split.
May 22, 2013
I KNEW IT would come to this. I just didn't know it would happen this quickly. I thought I had three, maybe four more years of fatherly bliss. But when I look back on it now, I realize what a fool I've been, because the signs were there all along. Eve has always had an appreciation for handsome faces, beginning with mine. Unfortunately, she noticed early on that boys were, to quote her little-girl vernacular, "cute. " Things went downhill from there. When she was about 4, she began to notice the kissy-face plot lines in Disney movies and fell in love with "Jump In" star Corbin Bleu, he of the curly hair and crooked smile.
May 8, 2013 |
YOU CAN TAKE Jenny off the block, but you can't stop the block from following her. Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull were filming the music video for "Live it Up" on a Fort Lauderdale beach Sunday when shots rang out. According to usmagazine.com, Lopez was being interviewed by Rob Marciano , of "Entertainment Tonight," at the time. Marciano tweeted: "BREAKING: Gunshots fired on Fort Lauderdale beach DURING my JLo interview. No kidding. Security scrambled her away. " He tweeted soon after: "Can hear & see ambulances converging - 400 yards down the street . . . Police confirming: 'Shots fired.
May 7, 2013 |
JUSTIN BIEBER HIT the stage two hours late in Dubai Sunday night, and near the end of his set a fan hit him. According to thenational.ae, Bieber was playing "Believe" on the piano when a young man in a white shirt and jeans jumped onstage and tackled him from behind . Security quickly pounced on the tackler as Bieber ran to the side of the stage. The attacker, meanwhile, pushed the piano off its hinges and the unplayable instrument was taken offstage shortly after he was. Bieber, rattled trooper that he is, finished the song with his band.
May 4, 2013 |
As you read this, Lindsay Lohan is enjoying sobriety tucked up in the luxurious if not extravagant bosom of that famed former-First-Lady-inspired celeb rehab, the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., TMZ reports. LiLo, who has racked up more arrests, jail time, rehab stays, drunken fights, boyfriends, and breakups at the tender age of 26 than many a world-class rogue accrues in a lifetime, got to the center via a tortured and circuitous road. Ordered to spend 90 days in an inpatient program in lieu of jail, LiLo was supposed to park her neuroses at the Seafield Centre in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., but balked when she found out it was a nonsmoking joint.