February 8, 2013 |
WHETHER you're interested in celebrity silliness or a career in public relations, the following is a perfectly planted gossip item. According to Life & Style magazine - in an exclusive conversation with an unnamed friend of Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber - the reason Selena broke up with the Beebs is because he cheated on her. Duh. With Rihanna . Huh? That's right, Rihanna. You can stop laughing now. It has "devastated" Selena, the friend tells Life & Style . "It really cut like a knife because it happened in February of 2011, when Selena and Justin had been dating for months and were falling in love.
April 2, 2013 |
IT'S TAKEN a little more than 500 years to get to the root of William Shakespeare 's personality, but it turns out he was a bastard. According to a group of academics, the Bard was more Shylock than Puck, a ruthless businessman - hoarder, moneylender, tax dodger - who grew wealthy dealing in grain during a time of famine. You thought he just wrote plays, but researchers from Aberystwyth University, in Wales, argue that we can't fully understand Shakespeare unless we study his often-overlooked business savvy.
February 22, 2012 |
COMCAST'S TAKEOVER of pre-"Smash" NBC/Universal came with a price steeper than owning some of network television's crappiest shows. As part of its agreement with the FCC and the Department of Justice, the media giant will launch four minority-owned networks on its cable-TV systems in the next two years. The networks announced yesterday include: * Revolt, a channel conceived by "P. Diddy" Combs and MTV veteran Andy Schuon , and surprisingly, not about an uprising of people who get their Comcast bill.
May 28, 2011 |
Amy Winehouse is trying to dry out - yet again. The troubled warbler has checked into exclusive London rehab the Priory. Does she get frequent-flier miles each time she's in? Better to have loved . . . Pop-culture children Justin Bieber , 17, and Selena Gomez , 18, "were spotted embracing in the Pacific Ocean on Thursday during their romantic getaway" in Hawaii, People says. In the grown-up world, Maria Shriver discussed her disastrous marriage over lunch in Beverly Hills with Bono , 51, says London's Daily Mail in a creepy report that includes a series of photos showing in detail every time the pair had the tiniest physical contact.
November 18, 2011 |
ENDING WEEKS OF SPECULATION and catty comments about how thin she's gotten, Demi Moore, 49, told the Associated Press yesterday that she is ending her marriage to 33-year-old Ashton Kutcher. The couple wed in September 2005. "It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have decided to end my six-year marriage to Ashton. As a woman, a mother and a wife there are certain values and vows that I hold sacred, and it is in this spirit that I have chosen to move forward with my life," she said in a statement.
January 3, 2013
IF THE MAYANS, Nostradamus and every crackpot evangelist can predict the end of the world, Tattle, with help from Lady Tattle (see sidebar), should be able to predict celebrity shenanigans for the coming year, right? We, at least, have a chance of being correct. And, on the plus side, if we're wrong, you won't end up with a cellar full of canned goods and Bushmaster rifles. So here goes: * One Direction will rename itself New Direction when Harry Styles officially runs off with Taylor Swift . The joke will be on Harry, however, as Taylor will already have moved on. * Lindsay Lohan will get arrested.
November 14, 2012 |
Here's yet another incentive not to get drunk near a Vegas wedding chapel: Janeane Garofalo says she recently discovered she's been married for 20 years . Seems she and Big Bang Theory producer Rob Cohen got drunk one night and got married as a lark. They thought that since they were kidding around, it wouldn't be legal. Doh! Cohen's lawyer found out the truth after Cohen got engaged to fellow TV producer Jill Leiderman . Needless to say, Garofalo and Cohen got a quickie divorce.
August 22, 2011 |
EVEN SCOTTISH zombies read the Daily News . A People's Paper newspaper box is one of the Philadelphia props in "World War Z," the Brad Pitt zombie thriller that is now filming in Glasgow, Scotland. "World War Z" is based on a book set in Philadelphia that centers on a zombie apocalypse. The movie was considering shooting here, which also helped fuel the rumor that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are buying a house in, and/or moving to, Blue Bell that we told you about in June.
April 18, 2013 |
Boston native Mark Wahlberg was one of many celebs incensed by Monday's bombing attack in Boston that left three dead and more than 170 injured. "It's horrible, man. It's [expletive] disgusting, man. I just - I'm very upset," Mark, 41, said Monday at the New York premiere of his pic Pain and Gain . Later, he told an Us Weekly reporter, "The world obviously needs to change. If you think about all the events over the last couple years, if we can't protect our innocent women and children, then we have a serious problem.
May 1, 2012 |
LIKE EVERYTHING else in our celebrity-saturated society, the White House Correspondents Dinner has become a red-carpet affair. Kim Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan were invited, courtesy of Fox's Greta Van Susteren, and other news stations, magazines and news services now bring so many celebrities to the event, it's a wonder there's room for any journalists. For example, Politico invited Charlize Theron and Eva Longoria. Newsweek/The Daily Beast brought in Reese Witherspoon and Viola Davis.