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.
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.
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.
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 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 15, 2013 |
Friday "Two and a Half Men" announced it would be adding a sexy 21-year-old lesbian to its cast. The lesbian would be the daughter of the late Charlie Harper (formerly played by Charlie Sheen ). The show's new title: "Two Men and a Woman with a Man's Haircut. " Justin Bieber 's "Pay Attention to My Idiocy" Tour continued - TMZ.com ran footage of him peeing in a bucket in NYC, a Chicago nightclub was cited for allowing the underage Bieber in and rapper Lil Twist was arrested for speeding (and possibly weeding)
April 16, 2014
NO STRANGER TO LEGAL TROUBLES or wearable clocks, Flava Flav escaped a potential sentence of up to a dozen years in prison when he took a plea deal yesterday that allowed him to avoid a trial in a Las Vegas domestic-violence case, according to the Associated Press. Accused of threatening his girlfriend's then-17-year-old son with a butcher knife in 2012, the now-55-year-old Flav - first known as William Drayton Jr., once known as a member of Public Enemy , now vaguely recollected as a reality-TV has-been - was facing an April 28 trial on felony assault and child endangerment with a weapon.
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.
February 2, 2013 |
John Mayer , whose tempestuous relationship with Taylor Swift inspired some of her nicest songs, is offering the same services to another A-list singer, Katy Perry . Mayer tells Rolling Stone he's a misunderstood dude. His love life, he says, has always been as serene as the sweetest spring zephyr ever to grace a John Keats poem. "I haven't had any trouble in my private life at all," John says. His thing with Perry, he insists, is sweet. "It's been . . . I mean, I'm quite happy.