November 15, 2013 |
COULD THE most important and powerful couple since Adam and Eve be in trouble? In Touch magazine's anonymous sources say Kim and Kanye (who's at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday without Kim) are no longer living together! Kim is at her family's Calabasas, Calif., mansion with mom, baby North and assorted other Kardashian/Jenners, but Kanye is at his Hollywood Hills bachelor pad. "There's too much chaos at Kris' house for Kanye," Kim's friend tells the mag. "Kanye is working all of the time," another source said.
January 3, 2013
TRAGEDY TAILED Justin Bieber on New Year's Day, when a paparazzo on the Bieber beat was killed while trying to photograph the pop star. Freelance photographer Chris Guerra was hit by a car in Los Angeles while trying to take photos of Bieber's white Ferrari after police stopped it. Guerra, who got out of his car to snap a better shot, reportedly was told twice by police to get back to his car. He was struck while returning to his vehicle, across Sepulveda...
August 27, 2012 |
LOS ANGELES - A paparazzo charged with recklessly pursuing Justin Bieber for photos will challenge the constitutionality of the law targeting aggressive celebrity-hounding tactics, his attorney said Friday. Attorney David Kestenbaum filed a motion asking a judge to declare that the 2010 California statute penalizing those who drive recklessly in pursuit of commercial photos is unconstitutional. The 17-page motion argues that the law used to charge his client, Paul Raef, violates First Amendment protections for the press and is too broad.
July 13, 2012 |
In a bid to become this era's James Dean, teen throat Justin Bieber is vroooming his cool $100,000 Fisker Karma headlong down the highways of L.A. Each report ups the speed. Accounts now have him rocketing down the roads at 100 m.p.h. on Friday. He was duly pulled over, for the second time that week. Bieb's team says it was only 80, in flight from paparazzi. He even made a 911 call afterward to complain about the other drivers. Jimmy Kimmel played the call on his show. Canadian boy in the big U.S. city, it all goes to your head ... and right foot.
March 24, 2011 |
WHILE ELIZABETH Taylor was in Philadelphia in 1982, performing the Noel Coward comedy "Private Lives" with ex-hubby Richard Burton, Warren Messing was always by her side. Messing, a veteran Philadelphia police officer, acted as Taylor's bodyguard, protecting her from overenthusiastic fans and ushering her through high society while she performed in a four-week run at the Forrest Theatre. Messing - now 74 and retired, living with his wife in North Wildwood - wasn't supposed to trail Dame Liz. He initially was hired to serve as extra security detail, despite retiring from the police force a week before, after 23 years on the job. But Taylor's regular bodyguard was sent off to New York due to a drug problem.
September 29, 2010
By George Parry America owes Stephen Colbert a debt of gratitude for his recent comic turn during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on migrant labor. Through his satirical testimony, the host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report forcefully demonstrated the absurdity of congressional testimony by celebrity witnesses. For many years, obscure members of Congress have drawn attention to themselves by allowing show-business personalities to testify on subjects they know virtually nothing about.
June 12, 2010 |
Los Angeles cops tell TMZ that Mad Men beauty January Jones crashed her Range Rover into three parked cars early Friday morning, then fled the scene on foot, saying "I can't deal with this commotion. " Jones told cops she lost control of her car after a gaggle of aggressive paparazzi followed her. An anon source tells gossip site Hollyscoop.com that Jones "smelled like a brewery" when she exited her car. Police said they had not arrested Jones, but were investigating the crash.
October 13, 2009 |
MICHAEL JACKSON's new song, "This Is It," hasn't been out two days and already there's trouble. From none other than Mr. "My Way," Paul Anka. TMZ.com says that back in 1983, Anka wrote a song with Jackson called "I Never Heard" and the pair recorded a demo. The song was supposed to appear on the Anka duets album, "Walk a Fine Line," but MJ was in the middle of "Thriller"-mania and "stole the tapes" from the studio. Anka threatened Michael with a suit if he didn't get the tape back, but contends that Michael made a copy before returning it. Anka said "This Is It" is the same song, with the same Michael vocal, but with a new name.
April 20, 2009 |
ONE OF THE young stars of "Slumdog Millionaire" has reportedly been put up for sale by her father. As this report comes from London's News of the World it may need to be taken with a grain of salt - or a dash of curry. But NotW says that Rafiq Qureshi, the impoverished father of Rubina Ali, has put the 9-year-old cherub up for adoption with an asking price of $295,000. "I have to consider what's best for me, my family and Rubina's future," Qureshi told a fake sheik sent to India by NotW as a prospective Rubina buyer.
March 18, 2009
To: Ford, Bob; Sheridan, Phil Subject: Spy games Just saw Cole Hamels in Center City. He was leaving his building, and I was walking home. So I did what any intrepid columnist would do when he sees the injured (?) ace of the Phillies out for a stroll. I followed him. I can report that both of his arms appear to be attached, and that he was wearing designer jeans with swirls on them and walking very fast. I tailed him down Chestnut Street when he made a right turn onto 15th.