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.
June 23, 2012 |
Kris: Her mom made Kim's sex tape In an explosive allegation that adds even more sordid spice to their rancorous, rancid, divorce, Kris Humphries claims the sex tape that made his wife of 72 days, Kim Kardashian, famous was conceived by her mom, Kris Jenner. TMZ says this is one of the nasty tidbits about the Kardashian Kabal that Kris shared with his ex-gf, Myla Sinanaj. Humphries reportedly told Myla that Jenner even made Kim reshoot the vid, which costars a hunkoid identified as Ray J., because she didn't look hot enough.
September 7, 2012 |
Aretha Franklin 's biopic is on. Repeat: It's a go. Franklin, 70, has approved the story treatment for what her PR rep calls "an epic tale with probably the most starring and supporting roles since Roots . " And she has started casting. Already cast: Dorothy Norwood , Karen Clark , and La Shun Pace as Franklin's friend (and sometimes backing vocalist), Philly's Clara Ward , and her group, the Clara Ward Singers. So who'll play the Queen of Soul? Franklin says she has a wish list for the supporting cast: Audra McDonald , Nia Long , Kerry Washington , and Blair Underwood . And who'll play Her Soulfulness?
April 24, 2007 |
Rege returning, Dave his guest Regis Philbin, six weeks removed from triple heart-bypass surgery, plans to be back at work Thursday morning as cohost of Live With Regis and Kelly. Philbin's first guest will be David Letterman, also a veteran of bypass surgery. "Very appropriate," Philbin's cohost, Kelly Ripa, said as she announced her partner's return yesterday. Philbin, 75, filled in as a guest host on CBS's Late Show after Letterman had his bypass operation in 2000.
May 9, 2009 |
Kiefer, a broken nose, and Brooke Nobody's calling for a congressional investigation, but when it comes to controversy Kiefer Sutherland may be starting to rival Jack Bauer, the terrorism fighter he plays on 24. Sutherland, 42, has been charged with head-butting fashion designer Jack McCollough in a bit of early-morning fun Tuesday at tony New York nightspot SubMercer. Word was that KS had taken offense because McCollough jostled Brooke Shields and knocked her over. Except that's not exactly how it happened, reports celeb gossip site TMZ.com.
June 28, 2013 |
NEED FIREWORKS for the Fourth of July? Until yesterday, Gilbert Arenas would have been your man. That was before the ex-NBA star was discovered with a pickup truck full of fireworks after being pulled over for speeding in Los Angeles by the California Highway Patrol. According to a TMZ report, he was arrested for speeding (doing 80 mph), driving without a license, and possession of illegal fireworks. A TMZ cameraman said approximately 20 cartons of fireworks were removed from the bed of the pickup.
July 3, 2013 |
DID ANYONE ever pat you on the back for paying your taxes? We only ask, because TMZ decided to praise Terrell Owens for reportedly paying the $438,913.52 he owed on a federal tax lien. "A man of honor . . . ," TMZ wrote yesterday. "T.O. kicked the crap out of the lien and paid it all off . . . every last cent. " A man of honor? Last we checked you're supposed to pay your taxes. Blood money? After tight end Aaron Hernandez was charged with murder, the Patriots' official pro shop allowed fans to exchange his No. 81 jersey for that of another player free of charge.
September 2, 2012 |
Almost everyone's gone: Simon Cowell , Steven Tyler , and Jennifer Lopez have left American Idol . And according to the New York Post and TMZ, Randy Jackson is off the judges' table. The Post says Jackson is peeved at producers' decision to shrink his role to that of musical mentor. As of Friday, Idol 's on-camera staff consists of a paltry two, Ryan Seacrest and newbie Mariah Carey . Heidi Klum's guardlove Heidi Klum , 39, whose glorious übermodelhood keeps us going, has found her post- Seal bounceback beau.
February 12, 2013 |
There was thievery this weekend at the box office, with Identity Thief stealing the No. 1 spot. Starring Jason Bateman , Jon Favreau , and Melissa McCarthy , director Seth Gordon 's R-rated road comedy was eviscerated by critics, but it raked in $36.6 mil in its opening weekend, according to studio estimates. The Wackness helmer Jonathan Levine 's Warm Bodies , described as a "paranormal romantic zombie comedy," took No. 2 with $11.5 mil. Steven Soderbergh 's star-studded Side Effects (it stars Jude Law , Ronney Mara , and Catherine Zeta-Jones )
March 14, 2013 |
DENNIS RODMAN doesn't like to sit still. The U.S. ambassador to the world - who visited with North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong Un last month - is off to Rome, where he hopes to get an audience with the new pope. Of course, the cardinals haven't actually elected a new pontiff, but why let details get in the way of a good story. Rodman told TMZ on Tuesday that his "people" are trying to arrange a get-together with whoever succeeds Pope Benedict XVI. "I want to be anywhere in the world that I'm needed," Rodman told TMZ. " . . . I want to spread a message of peace and love throughout the world.