November 5, 2013 |
O PRAH WINFREY 's garage conceivably has a GDP greater than some small nations. So it should be no surprise that when Oprah decided to unload some of her $85 million Santa Barbara mansion's tchotchkes, the sale raised $600,000, according to London's Daily Mail . Proceeds of the sale will go to funding college scholarships for graduates of Oprah's South African leadership academy. According to London's Daily Mirror (the Brits love their Oprah), the garage sale filled three large tents on the grounds of her California estate.
July 30, 2013 |
The Wolverine , with Hugh Jackman back for a sixth go as the mutant with the dagger digits, clawed to the top of the box office food chain over the weekend, debuting with a North American gate of $55 million for Twentieth Century Fox, according to studio estimates. The Conjuring , a low-budget horror offering from Warner Bros. that grabbed the top spot last week, slipped to the second spot, with $22.1 mil. Third place went to Despicable Me 2 , which pulled in $16 million for Universal.
July 25, 2013 |
THE SAGA of Amanda Bynes gets crazier and sadder. The 27-year-old actress has been hospitalized for a mental-health evaluation (a/k/a a 5150 involuntary psychiatric hold) after a witness said he spotted flames on her pant legs from a small automobile gas-tank-related fire in the driveway of a Thousand Oaks, Calif., home. Deputies responding to a 9-1-1 call Monday night said Amanda had started the fire, according to Ventura County sheriff's Capt. Don Aguilar . Amanda grew up in Thousand Oaks.
July 24, 2013 |
Look into Miley Cyrus ' pixie peepers: innocent lass Hannah Montana is gone. "I've grown up," Miley, 20, tells the Daily Mail in a chat about her "We Can't Stop" vid, which has a drug reference. "We like to party / Dancing with Molly," sings Miley. Molly is a slang term for the drug ecstasy. The word's meaning depends on the ear of the beholder, says Miley: "If you're aged 10 [it sounds like] Miley . If you know what I'm talking about, then you know . . . You can Google me and you know what I'm up to - you know what the lyric is saying.
July 20, 2013 |
Pop swain Justin Bieber has been taking a beating in the press lately for a rash of delinquent behaviors. So what do you do when your life is going to hell in a mop bucket? You pull your big-boy pants halfway up and put on a great show. That's exactly what Bieber did Wednesday night in front of a frantic young crowd at the Wells Fargo Center. This is the same Believe Tour that brought Bieber to town eight months ago. Same set list. Same spectacle, including his entrance: lowered from the rafters while harnessed in gigantic wings like an archangel with sunglasses.
July 13, 2013 |
Amanda Bynes is great! And not all that grown up! Now the world's A-1 celeb Twitter troll, Amanda, pretty and bodily gifted, likes to call other people ugly. Latest additions to the diss list: Michelle and Barack Obama , on July 8. Wow . Some others, with diss dates: Jay-Z (Feb. 7), Jenny McCarthy (May 2), Rihanna (May 26), Courtney Love (May 28), Chrissy Teigen (May 29), Lance Bass (May 30), Perez Hilton (May 31), Ru-Paul and Her Own Dad (June 2), Kid Cudi (June 8), Miley Cyrus (June 12)
July 12, 2013 |
JUSTIN BIEBER can cross another item off his bucket list: Peeing in one. In a move sure to make Selena Gomez proud she's back with him, Bieber reportedly whizzed in a kitchen mop bucket earlier this year while partying at a New York nightclub. ( Note to Philly nightclub owners: The Biebs "performs" here on Wednesday.) TMZ.com released a video of Bieber's antic - would it be fair to say the footage was leaked? What about streamed? - while his buddies describe the action.
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.