Friday, September 30, 2011
The custody battle between Camille and Kelsey Grammer continues to grow uglier than Snooki after a night at the club.
Here is the latest:
The ex-couple faced off in court today because Kelsey wanted to spend six days with his children in Los Angeles. Camille did not want this to happen because she feared her former husband would not take the kids to their usual activities, such as dancing, sports and, according to TMZ, therapy.
A family court judge ruled in the actor's favor... but added that he can only be in charge of the children if they DO attend said activities. Kelsey's response? Okay, I'll go... if Camille does not!
Seriously, these people are less mature than their offspring.
Camille, however, is a regular attendee at these events and, sources say, has every intention of keeping her schedule. Stay tuned to see how this gets resolved! If you can stomach it.
Mel Gibson's Hanukkah movie is in trouble -- TMZ has learned, another company is currently making their own Judah Maccabee film ... and they're racing to beat Mel to the punch.
Sources close to the production tell us, the untitled Judah film -- by producer Bruce Nash and writer Scott Abbott -- was fast-tracked once news broke that Mel was putting together his own Maccabee homage.
We're told Nash believes Mel is the wrong person to helm such an important Jewish story -- telling friends, the Hanukkah tale should be told by someone who has respect for the Jewish community.
As we previously reported, Mel's been developing his J Macc film for 10 years -- and sources tell us Nash has been working on his for 15. Nash doesn't have a shoot date yet, but the race is on.
Treating herself to a relaxing afternoon, Avril Lavigne was spotted at a Los Angeles nail salon yesterday (September 29).
The ?Complicated? songstress got a manicure and pedicure treatment before making her exit and trying to avoid the paparazzi.
And while there are rumors that Avril has a bun in the oven, it turns out she?s definitely not pregnant.
Her rep told press that Lavigne isn?t carrying a child, despite reports that claim Avril?s baggy clothes were an attempt to conceal a baby bump.
Actress Anna Faris has built a successful Hollywood career one raunchy, R-rated comedy at a time. So fans might be surprised to know that she had a conservative, traditional upbringing.
On Wednesday's Late Night, host Jimmy Fallon asked the What's Your Number? star if her Seattle-based parents are "psyched" about her success. Faris told Fallon that while her semi-retired father Googles her "every half an hour" to see exactly she's doing and where she is, her mother isn't too keen to follow her work.
"My mom's really conservative, so she has a little trouble with some of the movies that I do," Faris explains, referring to her roles in dirty comedies like the Scary Movie franchise, Observe and Report and Take Me Home Tonight.
Faris, 34, also talked about her husband Chris Pratt, who plays the lovable but clueless Andy on NBC's Parks and Recreation and currently stars as one of the baseball players in Moneyball.
"He's such a dude, he wants to kill animals and fish," Faris says of her husband, whom she married two years ago. "You know he's always talking about hunting."
"But he doesn't do any of that stuff," Fallon shot back. "He just sits around and plays video games."
Fallon pointed out that in What's Your Number?, which Faris also executive produced, Pratt cameos in an enormous fat suit as "Disgusting Donald" -- one of her character's many exes. Now that's true love!
Watch Anna's interview with Jimmy below!
Speculation of a split has been fueled by the Twitter-happy couple remaining strangely silent about each other on the social networking platform. But Kutcher, 33, did take to the social networking site on Wednesday to tweet a telling link to his Spotify account, which was playing the Public Enemy song "Don't Believe the Hype." Sounds like a message to us.
And, if that wasn't clear enough, Kutcher hit Twitter again on Thursday to spell it out a little better. "When you ASSUME to know that which you know nothing of you make an ASS out of U and ME," he wrote. We read you loud and clear, Ashton!
Rumors started swirling that there might be trouble in May-December paradise when Moore, 48, cryptically tweeted a quote from the Greek philosopher Epictetus on Sept. 23, the day before the couple's sixth wedding anniversary. "When we are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself & study your own failings," she wrote. "Then you will forget your anger."
Three days later, Moore posted a Twitpic showing her lying in bed with her eyes closed, with the caption "I see through you...." Many commenters on the photo assumed that the caption was a reference to Kutcher.
Speculation was further fueled when Kutcher and Moore celebrated their anniversary on different sides of the country: Kutcher was in San Diego partying with former That '70s Show costar Danny Masterson, while Moore was in New York City for a film premiere.
Then there were tabloid reports that Kutcher cheated on Moore, with a woman named Sarah Leal claiming she'd slept with Ashton at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego last Saturday. Though this wasn't the first time Kutcher had been accused of cheating on Moore, the fact that he didn't issue a denial -- as he did last time -- only added fuel to the tabloid fire.
Still, if Kutcher says we shouldn't believe the hype, we're optimistic enough to believe him -- and we hope we're right.
A diamond isn't always forever ... sometimes its only for 6 months -- especially for Hugh Hefner's ex-fiancee Crystal Harris ... who just put her engagement ring on a pretty famous auction block!
TMZ has learned ... the platinum ring, which boasts a 3.39 carat circular-cut diamond -- will be auctioned off by Christie's in NYC next month.
According to the listing, the ring is expected to sell somewhere in the range of $20 -$30k.
Sources close to Crystal tell us ... the former Playboy model "couldn't bear to look at the ring anymore because it brought back bad memories."
Think how the guy who paid for that rock feels ... right, Hef?
Thursday, September 29, 2011
The former "Full House" stars are in town for Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012 Ready To Wear, with the two ladies both dressed in black attire while holding an exclusive party for their clothing line The Row.
Continuing to expand their ever-so-profitable business empire, Mary Kate and Ashley most recently signed on as the creative directors of Italian sneaker brand Superga.
Talking about the venture, Ashley told WWD, "At first, Superga just needs to start off in the right stores and be on the right people?s feet. We look at a million opportunities a day; it?s very personal for us."
It's hard to watch TLC's Toddlers & Tiaras without wondering: What will these kids be like when they get older? That's the question that Leah Remini and Ashley Tisdale attempt to answer in this hilarious new video from Funny or Die. Watch below!
You know it's a good parody when it seems weirdly plausible! In this pretend "Where are They Now?" special, Tisdale plays a grown version of Mackenzie, the 4-year-old diva from the TLC show's third season. At 25, we learn, Mackenzie is still shrieking at her mother (Leah Remini), crying for her pacifier ("Ni-ni!") and competing in beauty pageants... in the 5-to-7-year-old category.
"We feel she really does shine in this particular group," Remini explains, as if it's perfectly logical. (Is it any less logical than spending six figures on pageant costumes for a 4-year-old?)
There's also a great dig at the ridiculous get-ups that pageant moms coerce their kids into (like this year's infamous "Pretty Woman" outfit).
"As Makenzie grew, some of the judges were concerned that her outfits were too 'promiscuous' -- but when she was younger, they were 'cute'?" scoffs Remini. "Please. Semantics."
Even though Remini gets the best lines, it's Tisdale that gets the biggest laughs out of this video. The former High School Musical villain has proven her excellent timing as the voice of Candace on the cartoon Phineas & Ferb, and here she shows that she can do sketch comedy with the best of them. Somebody ought to give this girl her own sitcom -- or she may be forced to scream "Ni-ni" again!
Congratulations are in order for Rachel Federoff and Destin Pfaff!
The stars of Bravo's hit series Millionaire Matchmaker were wed the evening of September 24th with a rocker vintage theme at The Carlton Hotel in New York City. With their sweet 2-year-old son, Sin Halo, serving as Destin's best man and ring bearer, the newlyweds open up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about their intimate affair with forty close friends including "best friend" and costar Patti Stanger. Destin also talks about "the best" season of Matchmaker, opens up about Sin's obsessions, and discusses plans for baby No. 2.
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore have seemed like one of Hollywood's happiest couples since they got together in 2003. But is there trouble in paradise? One year after rumors of an affair rocked the Moore-Kutcher marriage, the couple is suddenly acting -- well, less like a couple.
For example, Moore, 48, and Kutcher, 33, celebrated their sixth anniversary last weekend -- on opposite sides of the country. People reports that Kutcher was hitting the clubs in San Diego with former That '70s Show costar Danny Masterson, while Moore attended a film premiere in New York City. People also points out that neither of them mentioned the anniversary on Twitter.
In fact, both of their Twitter accounts have been suspiciously lacking in the PDA that used to make us all so jealous and/or uncomfortable. Instead, there have been cryptic tweets, like this one from Moore the night before their anniversary: "When we are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself & study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger."
It's a quote from the Greek philosopher Epictetus. Was Demi trying to send a message?
Other publications claim that Kutcher has been cheating on Moore, and that's the reason the marriage is on the rocks. TheDirty.com has a report from a woman named Sarah Leal, who says she slept with Kutcher at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego last Saturday. (Kutcher allegedly told Leal that he and Moore were separated.) The circumstances and details are similar to his alleged fling with 21-year-old Brittney Jones, as reported in Star last September.
But this time around, there have been no Twitter denials, no cutesy photos posted online, and no reconciliatory trip to Israel from the Kutcher-Moore camp. Could it be that everyone's favorite May-December couple has really called it quits?
'I think the ladies gonna like this one,' DJ Drama teases MTV News about collabo from his October album.
By Rob Markman
J. Cole is riding high this week after the release of his debut, Cole World: The Sideline Story. Aside from the inevitable euphoria that comes with dropping one's first album, relative newcomer Cole also got a chance to work with Jay-Z, Missy Elliott and Trey Songz on the project. But fans shouldn't expect the high-profile collaborations to stop there thanks to DJ Drama.
On October 11, the Atlanta DJ will drop his latest album, Third Power, on which he paired Cole with Chris Brown for a track titled "Undercover."
"We were searching for tracks for Chris," Drama explained to MTV News about how he and producer V12 the Hitman came up with the song. "We got something, Chris went in. I thought about it for a minute: Who hasn't he worked with, who hasn't he been on a record with?"
That meant excluding heavy hitters like Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes, Kanye West and Swizz Beatz, who are among CB's army of previous collaborators. Drama eventually thought to link Brown with Roc Nation's rookie rapper Cole, and although the pair appeared together on little-known British rapper Chipmunk's "Champion (Remix)," Drama's "Undercover" will mark the first time Cole and Breezy co-headline a song.
"J. Cole has definitely been doing his thing," Drama added. "That's another guy that I have a lot of respect for and am excited for what he's been accomplishing, so we made that allegiance right there; plus, you got some bars from Breezy."
Brown already has a dedicated female fanbase and Cole — thanks to songs like his R&B-tinged "Can't Get Enough" and a feature on Miguel's hit "All I Want Is You" — is becoming a heartthrob himself. Whatever the case, Drama is pretty sure the song will win women over. "I think the ladies gonna like this one," he said.
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Country cuties Makenna and Brock take a more traditional route to Boot Camp.
By Adam Graham
"The X Factor" threw viewers a few curveballs on Wednesday night's (September 28) episode. Having been weaned on years of gag auditions from "American Idol," we've been trained to pick out the phony contestants from the contenders.
Or so we thought. But J. Mark Inman -- a 31-year-old philosophy student who compared his life to "the algorithm for pi" -- threw a wrench into that system with his bizarro take on Radiohead's "Creep."
Backed by a stuttering electronic track he made himself, Inman -- who looks exactly like the kind of person who would compare his life to the algorithm for pi -- seemed as out of place as Mark Zuckerberg at a karaoke bar but had a magnetic, inexplicable confidence about him. As he took on "Creep," he shuffled across the stage with his mock Usher moves and somehow, his subdued, off-kilter take on the alt-rock classic simply worked. Said L.A. Reid: "It sounded so bad, but felt so good." Inman was sent through to the next round, and he seemed as shocked as anyone.
Josh Krajcik, a self-described "burrito slinger" from Columbus, Ohio, also looked far from your typical pop singer, with his scruffy beard, laundry-day attire and long, greasy hair. But when he sang a deeply soulful version of Etta James' "At Last," the 30-year-old took the judges by surprise and was passed through to the next round. "You need to give the slinging-burritos job to somebody else," Reid informed him.
Meanwhile, producers initially presented 14-year-old Drew Ryniewicz as a bubbly Justin Bieber obsessive (she gazes at pictures of him in her bedroom and knows that his favorite colors are purple and red) and nothing more. But when she sang a down-tempo, piano-driven version of Bieber's "Baby" that brought out an undercurrent of sadness and longing in the song, she won over even Reid, who has helped mold Bieber's career. "You are special," Reid told her, while Paula Abdul called Ryniewicz "commendable, original, daring and bold." We'll see her again in Boot Camp.
And sure, Skyelor Anderson seemed odd enough; as he said himself, "You don't find a lot of young black teenagers that sing country music." But the 16-year-old Mississippi native showed real tenacity, singing a cappella when his backing track unexpectedly dropped out on him. The judges loved his resourcefulness and his Southern manners and sent him through. As Anderson himself said, Git-R-Done!
Among the more traditional contestants introduced on Wednesday's show were Makenna and Brock, a 22- and 18-year-old singing duo with a secret (he has a crush on her, she doesn't know it -- well, until she watched him admit it on national television, that is); Arin Ray, a 15-year-old whose "Ain't No Sunshine" earned him four "yes" votes from the judges; 4Shore, a quartet whose version of Boyz II Men's "End of the Road" had even songwriter Reid on his feet; Elaine Gibbs, a 53-year-old grandmother who took the judges to church with her gospelized "You've Got a Friend"; Tiger Budbill, a 42-year-old wedding DJ who might have the best name in the competition so far; Phillip Lomax, a 21-year-old self-described "hipster" with a 1,000-watt smile; and 17-year-old Francesca Duncan, whose version of Mariah Carey's "Hero" earned her unanimous passing grades from the judges.
The night's biggest drama came from 19-year-old Tiah Tolliver, a deli clerk who auditioned with Shontelle's "Impossible." Simon Cowell and Reid let her through, but when Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger both passed, citing problems with her key, Cowell reacted by throwing a minor hissy fit and tossing his pen from his hands. Before she was dismissed, Reid convinced her to sing one more song, and Tolliver's "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" was good enough that Scherzinger gave her a pass, allowing her through to the next round and making Cowell happy. And on this show, that may be the most important thing of all.
What did you think of Wednesday's "X Factor"? Let us know in the comments!