Dirt Alert: Thursday, 4/24/14

The “Frozen” Soundtrack Has Now Spent More Weeks at #1 Than Any Other Animated Movie

A lot of kids apparently got the “Frozen” soundtrack in their Easter basket, because the album had its best sales week ever last week.  It sold 259,000 copies and notched its 11th week on top of the “Billboard” 200.

That’s the most weeks at #1 for an animated movie in chart history.  The previous record was the soundtrack to “The Lion King”, which spent 10 weeks at #1 in 1995.

 

The Six Million Dollar Man Would Only Cost Less Than $1 Million Today? 

ABC News says that “The Six Million Dollar Man” would only cost about $900,000 to build in today’s dollars, when you factor in the cost of artificial eyes, hearts, hands, legs and ear implants.

There’s one thing they’re not taking into account, though.  The bionic parts Steve Austin had were more than just replacements for regular body parts.  They made him a SUPERMAN.

They gave him inhuman strength, speed, sight and hearing . . . without which he never would have been able to take on Bigfoot!

Bionic parts that could do that would probably cost BILLIONS in today’s dollars.  Still, it is kind of amazing where science has taken us so far.

 

George Clooney Blows Up Over Obama Insult

Hotel-casino developer Steve Wynn may not have been aware just how much George Clooney backs President Obama, but he quickly found out.

Clooney said in a statement that he and Steve Wynn exchanged some heated words during a recent dinner inside Wynn’s Encore hotel in Las Vegas.

Clooney said, quote, “The President was my longtime friend and then he said, ‘Your friend is an a–hole.  At that point I told Steve that HE was an a–hole and I wasn’t going to sit at his table while he was being such a jerk, and I walked out.”

Clooney added. “Those are all the facts.  It had nothing to do with politics and everything to do with character.”

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Dirt Alert: Wednesday, 4/23/14

Are Tiger Woods’ Girlfriend and Ex-Wife Good Friends? 

This might be a little weird:  TIGER WOODS’ ex-wife ELIN NORDEGREN and his current girlfriend LINDSEY VONN are supposedly GOOD FRIENDS.

The word is that Elin decided to get to know Lindsey because she realized that Lindsey was going to be in her children’s lives . . . and they hit it off.

A source says, quote, “You’d think it would be weird, but Elin loves Lindsey and they talk all the time.  Elin likes that Lindsey is a strong woman.”

 

David Letterman Told Stephen Colbert He’s Glad CBS Didn’t Replace Him with “Another Boob Like Me” 

STEPHEN COLBERT will take over for DAVID LETTERMAN sometime next year . . . and last night, he was on “The Late Show” to talk about it.

They spent most of the time bantering about things like who’s the worst “boob” . . . and didn’t make any announcements about a timetable for the switchover.

 

Jay Z & Beyoncé Skipping Kim and Kanye’s Wedding, But They Will Splurge On Gifts

It looks like Beyoncé is getting her way: Sources claim she and hubby Jay Z won’t be attending Kim Kardashian’s wedding to Kanye West next month.

“Neither half of the couple wants to end up on Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” says our source.  Instead, Jay Z is making it up to his longtime buddy by throwing Kanye a lavish bachelor party in New York—and shelling out more than $168,000 on a yacht rental for Kimye’s honeymoon, sources say.

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Dirt Alert: Friday, 4/11/14

It’s Official:  Stephen Colbert Will Replace David Letterman 

CBS didn’t waste any time in announcing DAVID LETTERMAN’S replacement.  STEPHEN COLBERT will take over “The Late Show” sometime next year, although there’s no specific timetable yet.  Colbert signed a five-year deal.

In a statement, Stephen said, quote, “I’m thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me.  Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth.”

CBS also made it official that Stephen will be dropping the super conservative character he plays on “The Colbert Report”.

 

Is Craig Ferguson Getting a Multi-Million Dollar Payout for Not Getting the “Late Show” Gig?  

When STEPHEN COLBERT was announced as DAVID LETTERMAN’S replacement, that meant CRAIG FERGUSON would remain in the timeslot after “The Late Show”.

However, there may be a bright spot for Craig in all this.  There’s speculation that Craig had a clause in his contract that awarded him a payout of at least $5 MILLION if he wasn’t given “The Late Show”.

 

The Duggar Empire Will Grow:  Jill Duggar Is Engaged . . . and Wants “As Many Kids as God Will Give” Her 

“19 Kids and Counting” stars JIM BOB and MICHELLE DUGGAR, who have 19 kids and three grandchildren . . . and perhaps not surprisingly, the family will continue to grow.  By a lot.

The fourth Duggar kid, 22-year-old Jill, recently announced her engagement to some guy named Derick Dillard.  They haven’t even kissed yet . . . but they’re already talking about babies.

Jill says, quote, “Both of us want as many kids as God will give us.”

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Dirt Alert: Thursday, 4/10/14

Meet Groomzilla!!!

The question of the day:  Will KIM KARDASHIAN and KANYE WEST make it down the aisle?

According to Star magazine, Kanye has gone on a Groomzilla rampage about every detail of their up-coming wedding.

Kim is getting cold feet and several people who’ve been invited have turned down attending.

 

Mickey Rooney’s Estate Is Only Worth $18,000

Mickey Rooney left an estate valued at a just $18,000.

And…..his Will completely disinherits his estranged wife of 35 years, Jan, and his 9 children.

Instead, Mickey Rooney left the entire $18,000 estate to his stepson, Mark Aber, who was his primary caregiver in his final months.

 

On The Cover of the Rolling Stone

There’s controversy boiling over from the recent issue of Rolling Stone Magazine.

JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS appears nude on the cover, but it’s not the nudity that is getting all the attention!

In the picture, she has the Constitution written on her back and it’s signed by John Hancock.

The problem is, Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence, NOT the Constitution.

Click here to see a picture.

 

It Looks Like the Ultimate Warrior Had a Heart Attack 

There’s still no word on the ULTIMATE WARRIOR’S cause of death, but it’s looking like he died of a massive heart attack.

Sources say Warrior was walking down the hallway of a hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife Tuesday afternoon when he clutched his chest and collapsed.  He never recovered.

At this time, there’s no indication that drugs or alcohol were a factor.  Witnesses who saw Warrior during “Wrestlemania” weekend thought something was off.

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Dirt Alert: Wednesday, 4/9/14

The Ultimate Warrior Is Dead, Just 3 Days After Being Inducted Into the WWE Hall of Fame

On Saturday night, THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR and the WWE put years of bad blood behind them, when Warrior was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.  Three days later, he was DEAD.

There’s no word yet on the cause of death, but Warrior was only 54 years old.  And “Warrior” WAS his legal name.

Warrior is survived by his wife Dana and their two young daughters, who sat proudly in the audience with his mother as he gave his induction speech on Saturday.

Warrior is just another in a LONG list of professional wrestlers who’ve died young before the age of 65.

 

Taylor Swift’s Parents Are Awful People

If you find Taylor Swift absolutely unbearable, well, apparently it’s hereditary: sources tell Page Six that Taylor’s parents are, quote, “incredibly difficult to deal with.”

Their expectations are enormous, and they treat (and pay) employees terribly, because they think people should consider themselves “lucky to have the chance to work with” their superstar daughter.

And the “difficult and controlling stage parents” have managed to force out many senior members of Swift’s team, and thus now have complete control over their daughter’s career.

Making all of this even more difficult to deal with.

 

Kim And Kanye’s Vogue Cover Scores Big Sales

Kim Kardashian’s Vogue cover didn’t exactly go over well with fashion snobs, but regular people still have love for her!

The April issue of Vogue, which featured Kim and Kanye West on the cover has been selling HUGE, and the issue is on pace to sell between 300,000 to 400,000 copies.

The numbers are similar to a cover featuring Beyoncé which sold over 355,000 and another with First Lady Michelle Obama which sold just shy of 300,000..D

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Dirt Alert: Tuesday, 4/8/14

What Happened To The Tiny Valerie Bertinelli??? 

VALERIE BERTINELLI has gained a ton of weight back.  According to Star magazine, Valerie ended her partnership with Jenny Craig but that wasn’t the problem.

She broke her foot and ended up not being able to exercise and started turning to comfort foods in her downtime.

 

Speaking of Jenny Craig. . . .

KIRSTIE ALLEY is back with Jenny Craig, and she has a new ad out, where she says she’s not, quote, “circus fat” she just wants to lose 20 pounds.

Some people think she’s MOCKING fat people.  Kirstie admits the phrase isn’t politically correct, but doesn’t seem to bothered by the complaints.

No one from Jenny Craig has commented. Here’s the Original Ad.

 

Kim & Kanye Are Spending How Much On Wedding Favors

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will spend approximately $125,000 on each of their 200 wedding guests.

In case you didn’t want to do the math yourself, that comes out to a total of $25 million on the guests alone.

The goody bags include $500 bottles of champagne, $200 Creme de la Mer products, handmade souvenir trinkets with Kim and Kanye’s initials etched in crystals, bottles of scents from local perfumeries, and $250 vouchers for treatments at the hotel’s spa.

 

Barbara Walter’s Last Day On “The View”

BARBARA WALTERS’ last day on “The View” will be May 16th.  That night from 9:00 to 11:00 P.M., ABC will air a special highlighting her career.

Barbara announced her retirement last year, but she’ll continue to executive-produce “The View”, and she’ll also contribute to ABC News.

 

EXTRA NO. 1

KEVIN FEDERLINE is now a father of SIX.  His wife Victoria Prince has given birth to a baby girl.

 

EXTRA NO. 2

SIMON COWELL says he regrets having an affair with a married woman, but does NOT regret what came out of it.

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Dirt Alert: Monday, 4/7/14

Mickey Rooney Has Died 

Hollywood legend MICKEY ROONEY died yesterday.  He was 93 years old.

Rooney famously did several movies with JUDY GARLAND, including musicals like 1939′s “Babes in Arms”.  He also played the very politically incorrect Asian neighbor in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” in 1961.

 

Comedian John Pinnette Has Died 

Overweight comedian JOHN PINETTE was found dead in a Pittsburgh hotel on Saturday.  He was 50.

John was perhaps best known for playing the carjacking victim on the “Seinfeld” series finale.  He was the guy the Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer refused to help, which led to them being arrested for violating the “Good Samaritan Law.”

 

Death Comes in Threes:  The Composer of Deuling Banjos Is Gone 

ARTHUR “GUITAR BOOGIE” SMITH died just two days after his 93rd birthday.  In 1955, Smith wrote a song “Feuding Banjos.”

The song was made famous by its use in the movie “Deliverance” in 1972, under the title “DUELING Banjos”.  But ironically, filmmakers never credited him as the composer.

Ultimately though, he made them SQUEAL LIKE PIGS when he sued them and won back royalties, in what became a landmark copyright infringement suit.

 

“Blind Side” Star Quinton Aaron Was Kicked Off a Flight For Being Too Big 

The man who played Michael Orr in “Blind Side”, QUINTON AARON was kicked off a U.S. Airways flight in Philadelphia on Friday becausehe was too big for it.

Aaron is 6-foot-8 and 550 pounds.  He usually flies first class, but on this one-hour flight there were no first class seats available.  So he had to fly coach.

Usually when he flies coach, he buys TWO seats.  But there was only one available.  And when he sat in it, the person next to him couldn’t fit in THEIR seat.  So he was asked to get off the plane.

He says, quote, “I just grabbed my bag and just got off as quick as possible because it was embarrassing.”  Quinton isn’t necessarily upset, and he’s using this as motivation to lose weight.

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Dirt Alert: Friday, 4/4/14

David Letterman Is Retiring in 2015 

DAVID LETTERMAN announced that he’s retiring next year on “The Late Show” last night.

There’s no timetable yet.  David said, quote, “It’ll be, I think, at least a year or so, but sometime in the not-too-distant future.

[In] 2015 for the love of God, in fact, Paul and I will be wrapping things up and taking a hike.”

After the big announcement, the Internet began speculating who may take DAVID LETTERMAN’S place.

They’re complete guesses at this point, but some of the names we heard include:  Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Craig Ferguson, Tina Fey, Jerry Seinfeld, Conan O’Brien and Jay Leno.

A round-up on Time.com includes:  Oprah and Tim Tebow.

 

‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Lobs Cheap Shot At Alex Trebek (with audio)

Alex Trebek found himself in a uncomfortable situation during an episode of Jeopardy when a contestant accused him of wearing a suit made in a sweatshop.

Tom Kavanaugh was asked how he would spend his winnings.

 

Paula Deen’s Georgia Eatery Abruptly Closes

Uncle Bubba’s Seafood & Oyster House has closed its doors. The restaurant in Savannah, Georgia that was at the center of Paula Deen’s racism scandal last summer seemed to shut down without any notice to the public — even its employees.

According to TMZ, workers showed up for shifts in the morning to find the sign torn down and appliances being removed from inside. Uncle Bubba’s Facebook page didn’t have much of an explanation either and just had a post reading, “Thank you for 10 great years. Uncle Bubba’s is now closed.”

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Dirt Alerts: Thursday, 4/3/14

Miley Cyrus Is Not Pregnant 

“Life & Style” magazine claims MILEY CYRUS is, quote, “Pregnant and scared.”

The cover of the new issue adds, quote, “After months of one-night stands and out-of-control partying, Miley finally hits rock bottom.”

An anonymous “friend” of Miley’s says, quote, “I don’t think she would even know who the father is, since she has been so promiscuous.”

A rep for Miley has already denied the report . . . saying, quote, “It’s absolutely not true.”

 

Did Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Have an Open Marriage?   

Whatever caused GWYNETH PALTROW and CHRIS MARTIN to break up, or should we say, “Consciously Uncouple,” it was apparently NOT infidelity.  Because sources say they had an OPEN MARRIAGE . . . and both of them took advantage of that.

Martin has been linked to Kate Bosworth, and Kate Hudson.  And Gwyneth has reportedly stepped out with “Glee” producer Brad Falchuk.

As for what broke them up, the odds seem to be on Gwyneth’s NAGGING.

“Us Weekly” says they fought a lot about how to parent their kids and Gwyneth is all about her macrobiotic diet, and a source says she frequently MOCKED Chris’ eating habits.

 

80-Year-Old Willard Scott Got Married 

80-year-old former “Today” show weatherman WILLARD SCOTT is off the market, ladies.  He married his longtime girlfriend Paris Keena on Tuesday in Fort Myers, Florida.

They’ve known each other for 36 years, but they didn’t start dating until a little while after Willard’s first wife Mary died in 2002.

Check out some pictures of Willard and Paris by clicking here.

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Dirt Alert: Wednesday, 4/2/14

Lindsay Lohan’s Oprah Money Is Already Gone . . . And She’s Broke 

LINDSAY LOHAN was paid $2 million to do that show on OPRAH’S TV network, but sources say it’s ALREADY GONE and she’s back in, quote, “dire financial straits.”

And the “New York Post” says Lindsay tried to buy $300 worth of clothes at a shop in New York City over the weekend, but all of her credit cards were DENIED.  A friend had to jump in and pay.

And there’s also word that when Lindsay went to rehab last summer, it had to be COMPED, because she couldn’t afford it.  And her insurance wouldn’t pay for it, since it was her SIXTH attempt at rehab.

 

Kim Kardashian Photobombed!!!

KIM KARDASHIAN got photobombed by an elephant.

While taking a bikini selfie in Thailand on Friday, Us Weekly says an elephant snuck up behind her and blew air out of its trunk and onto Kim as she was setting up her shot.

Kim wasn’t hurt, but she panicked and ran away from the blast.

By the way, the entire Kardashian family is in Thailand vacationing together, but it would appear to be a working vacation because they’re, of course taping the escapades for their reality TV show and the whole trip is being financed by Ryan Seacrest and his network ‘E’.

Click here to see the picture.

 

‘N Sync Fakes Reunion For April Fools Day

‘N Sync had a winning April Fool’s Day joke yesterday.

Lance Bass tweeted, “‘N Sync Reunion: 2 New Songs, & Tour Coming in 2015!”

He said that ‘N Sync would be releasing a new “greatest hits collection plus two new songs, one of which will be a collaboration with Miley Cyrus…and that she would be their opening act when they launched their new world tour next year.

Of course, the Internet went NUTS over the story…until Lance cleared it all up by saying “APRIL FOOLS!”

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Dirt Alert: Tuesday, 4/1/14

Rumor Mill, Round 1

The Rumor Mill has spit out a story on what a nightmare GWYNETH PALTROW is in a restaurant.

According to Star magazine, Gwenny takes at least 15 minutes to order, asks tons of ridiculous questions and then photographs all her food before she eats it.

 

Rumor Mill, Round 2

The rumor of love on this one:  It reports that SEAN PENN is ready to pop the question to CHARLIZE THERON.

They’ve only been dating for four months, but Extra.com says that Sean has “fallen hopelessly in love with Charlize” and wants to marry her before the end of the year.

 

Was John Mayer Having Kinky Sex With Kelly Monaco Behind Katy Perry’s Back? 

Sources say KATY PERRY dumped JOHN MAYER because she found out he was having an affair with “General Hospital” star KELLY MONACO.  One source says, quote, “He would text her and try and get her to meet him either at his place in L.A. or a hotel out in the Valley.”

It all blew up when Katy found the texts.  The source says, quote, “She was devastated and realized he’s a cheat who isn’t capable of telling the truth.”

 

A Ton of People Watched the “Walking Dead” Season Finale 

“The Walking Dead” closed out its fourth season with another massive audience.  15.7 million people tuned in for Sunday’s finale, which is HUGE for cable.

On top of that, the after-show, “Talking Dead”, drew 7.3 million viewers.  That’s extremely impressive for what it is . . . considering it would be a passable audience for a regular show on one of the main broadcast networks.

 

Shirley Jones Celebrates Turning 80 By Skydiving

Partridge Family actress Shirley Jones celebrated her 80th birthday yesterday by jumping out of a plane.

She revealed said that seeing former President George Bush do it when he turned 85 (back in in 2009) was her inspiration.

Shirley explained, “That’s something I wanted to do all my life. When I saw him do it I thought, ‘Wow, if he can do this, I can’.”

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Dirt Alert: Monday 3/31/14

Elton John is Getting Married in May 

ELTON JOHN is getting MARRIED in May, to his longtime partner DAVID FURNISH.  They’ve had a civil partnership in England for eight years, but now that same-sex marriage is legal there, they’re going to make it official.

Furnish made the announcement at Elton’s 67th birthday party in Las Vegas on Friday.  They’ve been together since 1993, and have two children, 3-year-old Zachary and 16-month-old Elijah, who were born to a surrogate mother.

 

Selena Gomez is Wearing a Ring on Her Engagement Finger . . . And Justin Bieber Gave It to Her 

SELENA GOMEZ is wearing a gold ring on her ENGAGEMENT finger.  She even wore it to the Kids Choice Awards this weekend.  And the word is that JUSTIN BIEBER gave it to her.

She’s been wearing it since they reunited in Texas earlier this month.  A “source” says, quote, “It’s not an engagement ring, but they are back on and very serious.”

Not everyone is happy about that.  Her family is extremely worried that she’ll do something crazy like elope with him.

 

Everyone Hates the Most Recent “Bachelor” in Real Life Too 

JUAN PABLO GALAVIS was arguably the LEAST popular “Bachelor” ever . . . and now that his season has ended, no one likes him . . . not even in REAL life.

“Us” magazine claims a woman approached Juan Pablo in Atlantic City this weekend . . . threw a drink in his face.”  Someone else threw a beer at him!!!

Juan Pablo was in town to host some event . . . and apparently, he didn’t get the greatest reception there, either.  E! News says there were people booing him “so aggressively” that they were escorted out of the event.

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