May 19, 2012 |
Donna Summer's family says the singer died of lung cancer even though she wasn't a smoker. TMZ says the diva believed she contracted the disease by breathing in toxic air after the Sept. 11 attacks in New York. Summer, who died Thursday at 63 in Naples, Fla., lived near ground zero. Summer's family rep, Brian Edwards, also said on Friday that the singer's funeral would be private and declined to disclose a time or place for the event. J-Lo: I'm undecided Jennifer Lopez denies she's already quit American Idol.
May 5, 2012
Does Lamar Odom blame his wife for ruining a potentially great NBA career? Does Lamar, effectively booted by the Dallas Mavericks, think Khloé Kardashian loves her career as one of the principals in The Kardashian Un-Reality Industry more than her marriage? Does he want to leave her? These questions haunt us at night. Khloé, too, by the sounds of it. The embattled reality star, who this week announced she and Lamar are temporarily benching their reality show, Khloé & Lamar, tells People mag there are bumps in her marriage.
April 26, 2012 |
Beauty herself blushes whenever she's before Beyoncé. People mag has named the diva 2012's most beautiful woman. But, like, omg! She just gave birth! "I feel more beautiful than I've ever felt because I've given birth," says B, 30, who on Jan. 7 delivered her first baby with hub Jay-Z , Blue Ivy Carter® , a girl so special her name is a registered trademark. Adds B, "I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth.
April 25, 2012 |
More members of the Kardashian Horde have exited the nest to begin feasting on the culture. USA Today says Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner's youngest daughters, Kendall, 16, and Kylie, 14, are joining Kim, Kris, and Khloé's deadly takeover of the kollective konsciousness. The teens have landed jobs as, um, journalists. They've been named West Coast fashion contributors to Seventeen mag. "Kendall & Kylie's Fashion Journal" debuts in the June/July issue and features the latest fashion and beauty tips, the mag says.
March 28, 2012
The Iverson divorce - a strange, postmodern form of emotional musical chairs - has taken another strange zig. TMZ says Allen Iverson wants to stop - abort, annul, abrogate - divorce proceedings, sputtering on since March 2010, when estranged wife Tawanna first filed papers. In court documents cited by TMZ, the former Sixers megastar requests the court to chuck Tawanna's divorce petition because he and Tawanna revived their union between November 2011 and February 2012, proving that their marriage is not "irretrievably broken," as Tawanna claimed in 2010.
March 17, 2012 |
George Clooney , who seems to be everywhere these days, led a demonstration against the government of Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir Friday outside Sudan's embassy in D.C. It wasn't long before the cops clapped Georgie in cuffs and led him away. What did his mom, Nina Clooney , think of the prospect of his arrest? "He's a big boy. He'll be OK. " Yes, he will. So will his dad, Nick Clooney , who also got arrested. George has been active investigating reports of war crimes by Bashir, reports that outspoken George says are true.
March 16, 2012 |
TMZ cites an unnamed insider who says Whitney Houston 's mom, Cissy Houston , is horrified by reports that Whitney's 18-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina , is having what Cissy calls an "incestuous" romance with quasi-bro Nick Gordon , 22. (Whitney unofficially adopted him when he was 12.) Are they really dating? A TMZ vid clip that shows the pair sharing an intimate embrace had gone viral by Thursday morning. Then there's this tweet Bobbi Kristina sent in November: "I love sleeping with big brudder (: only person that helps my insomnia B!
March 13, 2012 |
Olivier Martinez , who on Sunday confirmed he's engaged to Halle Berry , sealed his proposal to the American beauty with the most exquisite emerald ring ever beheld. Reporters reportedly fainted at the sight of the bauble, its emeraldine sheen so perfect it was probably forged by the god Thoth himself. Verily viridian, the four-carat rock comes from "closed-down mines in Muzo, Colombia, and the color is perfect," its creator, Paris jeweler Robert Mazlo , tells People.
February 14, 2012 |
She did the red carpet as Little Red Riding Hood (in a blood-red Atelier Versace nun-inspired satin robe) with a pope-alike in full faux-Vatican regalia on her arm. Nicki Minaj at the Grammys. So scandalous! Minaj, 29, later performed "Roman Reloaded," with a stage show out of The Exorcist : She was strapped to a leather table, levitated, surrounded by roaring flames, and did a mock self-exorcism. The spectacle disgusted The View' s Sherri Shepherd . "I didn't know whether to dance or pull out my Bible and lay hands on the tv," she tweeted.
February 8, 2012 |
Madonna - you know, the 1980s and '90s pop superstar who got upstaged Sunday at her own Super Bowl party by M.I.A. 's middle finger - will open her U.S. tour in Philly at the Wells Fargo Center on Aug. 28. She'll also play Yankee Stadium in New York on Sept. 6 and Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Sept. 15. Before she makes it to the United States, Madonna - whose new album MDNA comes out March 26 - will play a series of dates in the Middle East and Europe, starting in Tel Aviv, Israel, on May 29. Tickets for the Philly date go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. Info: 1-800-298-4200 or http://comcasttix.com/ . Simon Cowell talks turkey . . . . . . or at least Paula Abdul . That'd be the beloved woman he and his corporate bosses just fired from The X Factor . Cowell tells celeb news show Extra that the order to make roster changes, which also included cutting Paula's fellow judge Nicole Scherzinger and host Steve Jones , came fast and hard.