June 27, 2009 |
The Web was everywhere in the story of Michael Jackson's passing. From TMZ.com, a celebrity gossip site that broke the news, to Amazon.com, where Jackson CDs sold out within minutes, the death brought front and center how the Web has transformed the way people get information and act on it. Just as mourners for Princess Diana placed flowers at the gate of Buckingham Palace in 1997, Web users sent out tweets, instant messages, Facebook posts,...
December 15, 2014 |
SO MUCH NEWS this week we didn't get into such as the ongoing collateral damage resulting from the recent cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. Hackers revealed actress Jennifer Lawrence received a lower salary than her male "American Hustle" co-stars and posted emails between Sony co-chair Amy Pascal and movie producer Scott Rudin joking about President Obama 's favorite films. They sounded a little bit racist to some. Read on for more celeb news. Yesterday Scott Stapp , the troubled former Creed front man, claimed to be a CIA agent with one mission in mind: assassinate President Obama , according to a 9-1-1 recording obtained by TMZ. The singer's estranged wife, Jaclyn Stapp , and his sister-in-law called 9-1-1 frantically late last month after he left the house shirtless and began to ride around his Boca Raton, Fla., neighborhood saying he wanted to assassinate Obama, according to a recording released by TMZ. Police determined Stapp didn't show enough signs of mental instability so they did not place him on a psych-hold.
April 24, 2013 |
Khloe Kardashian has been kashiered, kanned, kicked to the kurb. The producers of Fox's The X Factor announced Monday that they had pink-slipped Khloe as kohost, confirming a rumor that had been noised about for the last two months. "We really enjoyed working with her and wish her all the best in her future endeavors," the official statement bleated politely. No warning about watching out for the screen door. Khloe's cohost Mario Lopez survived to host another day and will be back to welcome viewers to the show's third season in the fall.
July 26, 2011 |
Athletes and Twitter. It's a train wreck waiting to happen. For some reason, sports professionals, both men and women, turn into twits when they tweet. The latest example is ex-NBA star Steve Francis who - according to a police report obtained by TMZ - allegedly groped 20-year-old Shauna Simien in Texas in May of 2010. The police report indicated that Simien filed a complaint immediately after the alleged incident. The woman told TMZ that she is a singer who had signed with Francis' record label and was meeting with him on the day of the alleged assault.
April 30, 2016 |
Prince case: Drugs found ABC, NBC, and CBS report that prescription painkillers were found in Prince 's house after his death. The Carver County (Minn.) Sheriff's Office has asked the DEA to look into the pills' origins. Prince previously battled addiction to narcotic painkillers. And according to TMZ, the drugs were a factor in his life as late as April 15, when the singer was rushed to an Illinois hospital after an apparent overdose. So, did drugs play a role in Prince's death last week?
February 8, 2013
Former 76ers star Allen Iverson has lost his $4.5 million Atlanta mansion to foreclosure, according to TMZ. The gossip website says Iverson allegedly defaulted on a $1.2 million mortgage and tried to prevent an auction but failed. Iverson sold his six-bedroom Gladwyne mansion for $2.6 million in 2010. The Denver Post reported in 2011 that his Colorado home went into foreclosure after he stopped paying the mortgage while owing well over $2 million. The 38-year-old Iverson, who last week declined an offer from the D-League Texas Legends, reportedly has a trust fund worth $32 million that he is prohibited from touching until he turns 55 and draws a $1 million yearly stipend.
August 21, 2010 |
OK, here's why you don't flinch when the kid wants those expensive dance lessons. Or voice lessons. Or whatever. See, you may actually get it back someday. Young star Demi Lovato rewarded the fam with a new home to celebrate her 18th birthday. "I just bought a house," the actress and singer/songwriter informs People mag. "For me to give [that] to my family on my birthday, that was the best present. " The Mediterranean-style dwelling is outside L.A. Demi says she plans to live there.
January 24, 2012 |
WE DON'T KNOW if Kobe Bryant uttered the traditional words "for better or worse," when he wed soon-to-be ex-wife Vanessa. But if so, he couldn't have imagined "worse" could be this bad. According to the Los Angeles Times, Vanessa Bryant - who filed for divorce from the former Lower Merion star last month - just received three mansions worth more than $18 million as part of a pending settlement. The Times cited experts as saying that's only a small portion of the $75 million - not counting spousal and child support - she is expected to receive when the divorce is final.
August 27, 2012 |
LONDON - Brace yourself, Harry. A prominent British public relations man says he has been approached by two women who claim to have more material on Prince Harry, raising the possibility that the world may soon be seeing more compromising images. Last week, the celebrity gossip website TMZ published photos of Harry romping in the nude during a party at his Las Vegas hotel suite. Many Britons have laughed off the 27-year-old prince's high jinks, but questions have been raised about his publicly funded security detail.
November 19, 2015 |
It is said that no good deed goes unpunished. You'll probably get no argument from Charlie Sheen . Hours after Sheen confessed to Matt Lauer on "Today" that he was diagnosed as HIV-positive four years ago, and suggested that going forward he hopes to be an advocate for those similarly afflicted, a sixpack of former bedmates announced their intention to sue the actor/Olympic-grade party boy. TMZ reports that a "prominent Los Angeles lawyer"...