KANYE WEST Charged With Battery

Kanye West Tussles With A Photographer At LAX

Remember when Kanye West got into a scuffle with a paparazzo at LAX after the paparazzo dared speak to him? Well, the paparazzi hasn’t forgotten; he pressed charges. The LA City Attorney charged Kanye with criminal battery and attempted grand theft. Each charge carries a penalty of six months, so if Kanye is convicted of both, he could face up to a year in prison.

The paparazzo hired attorney Gloria Allred, who told TMZ her client was “badly injured” during the attack. Gloria’s specialty seems to be getting settlements for her clients, so I’m sure that’s what will happen here. Kanye’s scheduled to be arraigned on October 10th. I bet this will be settled, and the criminal charges dismissed, before then. What do you think?

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DINA LOHAN Arrested For Drunk Driving!

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Some things just never change, do they? While her daughter Lindsay Lohan is doing the right thing by sobering up and staying out of the spotlight, Dina Lohan was arrested last night in Long Island, New York for drunk driving. Here we go again! Sigh.

Dina was driving a white BMW on the Northern State Parkway in Oyster Bay at around 11 p.m. She was going 77 mph in a 55 mph zone, according to police. Police pulled her over and said she was intoxicated. Lohan was arrested on a charge of DWI and aggravated DWI after a breath test revealed her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to be .20 percent,  – more than twice the legal limit, police said.

After being taken to the State Police barracks in Farmingdale for processing, Lohan made an allegation that she was injured during the course of the arrest.

I don’t know what to say at this point other than run, Lindsay, run. Run as fast as you can!

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SELMA BLAIR Ready To Sue Over ‘Anger Management’ Termination

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Selma Blair maintained a dignified silence when word got out that Charlie Sheen reportedly had her ousted from ‘Anger Management’ after she was supposedly bad-mouthing his on-set behavior. Now Charlie is claiming Selma was written out because… well, I’m not sure why, but here’s his explanation. He also allegedly told her of her firing with a profane text, which Selma probably saved if he truly sent it.

According to TMZ, Selma now has lawyers speaking to Lionsgate, the studio behind ‘Anger Management,’ claiming she was wrongfully terminated for criticizing Charlie. She wants the $1.2 million she would have made if she stayed on the show. Some ‘Anger Management’ sources claim it was the plan all along to phase out her character, but it was supposed to occur over eight episodes. However, “the process was accelerated” once Charlie heard Selma was complaining about him. Something tells me Selma will get something, even if it’s not the $1.2 million she’s asking for…

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CHARLIE SHEEN And Our Quote Of The Day!

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“One of our primary characters, Selma Blair, who played Kate, was written out because [the show] was not about our relationship, and the problem was too many people were still excited about the Two and a Half [Men] character and thinking the Anger Management character was a little dull. So, um, that is not the case anymore.”

“She leaves and [my character starts] circling the drain,” added the actor, whose struggles with drug and alcohol abuse are well-known. “So it’s really fun to watch and hella fun to play.”

Charlie Sheen explains why Selma Blair was written off his show, Anger Management, although from what I heard a few months ago, she was fired because she complained about how unprofessional Charie was during the filming. Umm… who do we believe here?

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KATHERINE HEIGL: Is She Too Difficult To Work With?

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Katherine Heigl first became a household name on the hit TV show ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ Then she became a movie star after the success of the movie ‘Knocked Up.’ Then Katherine started getting into hot water by criticizing her character in ‘Knocked Up’ and the writing for her character on ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ She said she was being honest. Now, one of the entertainment industry’s trade magazines, ‘The Hollywood Reporter,’ is writing about how her “bad behavior” (as well as her mother/manager, Nancy Heigl) have hampered her career to the point where she’s plotting a comeback on TV in a new NBC drama.

Katherine isn’t the first A-list celeb who’s been labeled a “diva” or “difficult.” So what’s different about her? A string of box office flops/underperformers, including ‘The Wedding’ and ‘One For The Money.’ One insider claimed:

“She can cost you time every single day of shooting. Wardrobe issues, not getting out of the trailer, questioning the script every single day. Even getting her deal closed at Warners was hard. She hit that point of ‘no.’ “

Another insider pointed the finger at Katherine’s mother/manager as the problem.

“I have never experienced anything like Nancy Heigl. It’s about the mouth. ‘F— you. You are a f—ing liar.’ … Whatever you’d say, you were an idiot. The call would be, ‘This is the worst craft service we’ve ever had! There’s nothing to eat! This is the worst wardrobe!’ You knew that every day, you were going to get slammed. The frustrating part is [Heigl] is incredibly talented and smart.”

Others, however, said they would be happy to work with Katherine in a minute, and one executive producer simply described them as “straightforward” and “not shrinking violets.” I do think Katherine is incredibly talented as an actress; she just hasn’t had the best material to work with. Yet I also think she’s had to learn a lesson about what you should/should not say in interviews. I know some people argue she’s being honest, but really, in what profession is it appropriate to publicly badmouth your colleagues and employers? Never smart. Hopefully this NBC pilot (Katherine works in the CIA, I think) will be a new beginning. I’m going to check it out!

 

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GWYNETH PALTROW: Is She “At War” With Vanity Fair?

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Vanity Fair manages to be that combination of respected magazine that still covers celebrity news in print, and everyone always looks to see who’s gracing the cover. So why is Gwyneth Paltrow orchestrating a boycott? It’s not clear, but The New York Times claims the GOOP founder is urging her Hollywood pals not to give interviews to Vanity Fair. Gwyneth reportedly wrote an email that contains the following:

“Vanity Fair is threatening to put me on the cover of their magazine. If you are asked for quotes or comments, please decline. Also, I recommend you all never do this magazine again.”

It’s not clear why, exactly, Gwyneth wants everyone to boycott Vanity Fair. It seems to be about controlling her coverage. In recent years, Vanity Fair’s article about Scientology and its control over Tom Cruise, for example, has apparently ruffled a few feathers. The thinking apparently is that celebs no longer need to rely on the media; they can communicate directly with the public via social media themselves. Graydon Carter, the editor of Vanity Fair, told the NYT:

“We wouldn’t be doing our job if there wasn’t a little bit of tension between Vanity Fair and its subjects. In any given week, I can expect to hear from a disgruntled subject in Hollywood, Washington, or on Wall Street. That’s the nature of the beast.”

I guess he has a point. It’s also interesting that celebs feel comfortable circumventing the traditional media for social media. For some celebs, I think it’s great: we get to see a more personal side of them. For other celebs, I suspect they would be better off relying on traditional media rather than letting us “get to know them,” so to speak. What do you think?

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MILEY CYRUS: Should She Lose Vogue Cover Over VMA Performance?

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Did you catch the celebrity blind item we posted earlier about a celeb losing a big magazine cover over a performance? Rumor has it the celeb is Miley Cyrus and the cover is for Vogue. Vogue declined to comment on the rumor. Miley isn’t talking. Here she is, all smiles outside of NRJ Studios in Paris.

Do you think Miley’s VMA performance was so risque she should lose high profile magazine covers? It makes me feel like a bit of a “fuddy duddy” to write this, but I’m not exactly thrilled with this over-the-top persona she’s displaying. Yet Miley certainly isn’t the first celebrity to be over-the-top or hypersexualized! And I think it’s easy to forget she probably isn’t the “brains” behind this: I’m sure she has “people” who are engineering this whole persona to help sell her new album. Is Robin Thicke losing anything? I’m torn on this: what do you think?

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