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ENTERTAINMENT
February 2, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
British authorities have decided not to prosecute Aussie DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian , who impersonated members of the royal family in a prank call to London's King Edward VII's Hospital on Dec. 4. Posing as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles , they asked after the pregnant Kate Middleton . Jacintha Saldanha , the nurse who originally took the call, committed suicide three days later. (The reasons have never been clarified.) Reports suggested the DJs might be charged with manslaughter, but prosecutors on Friday said there were no grounds.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
The obvious isn't always the obvious way to go when interpreting a role, movie star and stage sizzler Scarlett Johansson says in a chat about her starring role as the lustful Maggie in a Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams ' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof . Scar-Jo, 28, who could be described as ridiculously sexy and stuff, is playing the role Elizabeth Taylor made famous in the '58 movie version costarring Paul Newman as her hub. She tells USA...
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2012 | By Dan Gross
L IAM HEMSWORTH and Amber Heard shot a scene at the Four Seasons on Monday for the corporate espionage thriller "Paranoia. " You may recall that the movie, which also stars Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman , was being shot in town over the summer but that filming was interrupted because Hemsworth had another movie assignment, "Catching Fire," the second "Hunger Games" film. It seems Hemsworth's fiancee, Miley Cyrus , who stayed with him in Washington Square for more than a month, did not tag along for the remaining shoot, which we're told will take about three weeks.
NEWS
November 30, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's incredible, hardly believable, shocking. But, alas, it's true: Child Star Lindsay Lohan has been arrested for assault! Police took LiLo Thursday at 4 a.m. while she was driving away from Avenue nightclub in Manhattan. LiLo, who all week has been living down the shamefest that was her first film in eons, the critically savaged Lifetime Elizabeth Taylor biopic, Liz & Dick , allegedly punched a woman in the face at one of the club's VIP booths. The New York Daily News says LiLo told the woman, Tiffany Eve Mitchell , of West Palm Beach, Fla., to give her some space, then hit her. Mitchell's hub was by her side.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Robin Roberts , who has been sharing her battle with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) with the public, on Monday told fans she returned home this weekend after a week in the hospital. "A latent virus," such as many bone-marrow transplant patients have to face, "was not responding to medication," the Good Morning America anchor wrote in a surprise update on Facebook. "Our immune systems usually take care of a virus like this . . . but mine is only 59 days old. Physically I felt fine but being back in the hospital took an emotional toll on me. " Roberts, 51, underwent a bone-marrow transplant in September.
NEWS
November 16, 2012
THERE WILL BE NO rebound relations for Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber. Sources close to the Disney starlet say that another woman was definitely involved in the split. To prove her point, Gomez has blocked Bieber from "her phone numbers and other communication devices," according to TMZ, although the site also notes Gomez is still following Bieber on Twitter. TMZ doesn't get it, but every girl likes to check up on her man, even if she's kicked him to the curb.   Lemon, linked Liz Lemon of "30 Rock" - played by Upper Darby's own Tina Fey - is getting hitched.
NEWS
October 19, 2012
SKINNY JOEY. Always gotta be the center of attention. Philly's ex-mob boss - or still the current boss, according to some law-enforcement officials - found his way onto the celebrity-gossip website TMZ on the same day that his elders went on trial at 6th and Market streets. Joseph Merlino, 50, who's no longer skinny and has been living in Boca Raton, Fla., since his release from prison last year, was videotaped at Los Angeles International Airport with Johnny Fratto, son of a mobster and frequent guest on the "Howard Stern Show.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Why should Barbra Streisand be the only one who gets to play matchmaker? The obvious answer: She shouldn't be. Celeb scuttlebutt of the day is topped by two reported breakups of celestial beings. After nine years of marriage, Australian media report, actor Russell Crowe and his musician wife, Danielle Spencer , have separated, a split that Spencer's father confirms. They certainly are geographically detached - Crowe is in the United States on a movie set, while Spencer remains in Sydney with their two sons.
NEWS
September 7, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
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?
NEWS
September 2, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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