Dirt Alert: Friday, 4/17/15

Ellen DeGeneres Under The Knife?

Did ELLEN DeGENERES get a little nip and tuck at her neighborhood plastic surgeon’s office?

Dr. RAMTIN KASSIR speculates to the National Enquirer that the “noticeable scars on her neck are most likely the result of a facelift or neck lift,” while DR. STEVEN DAYAN concurs because her jawline is so “clean and sharp.”

Rumors are swirling that Ellen is a big fan of Botox, peels and other procedures and it takes her trusty makeup team two-and-a-half hours to perfect her complexion.


Vin Diesel Drives Like An Old Lady!

VIN DIESEL may drive like a maniac in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, but real life is a different matter altogether.

Vin Diesel didn’t appreciate a chauffeur gunning it outside the Los Angeles Airport and demanded a new employee. The limo driver begged for another chance, Vin graciously agreed and the dude drove like an 80-year-old woman the rest of the way.


Netflix More Valuable Than CBS!

Do you subscribe to Netflix?

Because the streaming service added nearly five million subscribers to the service over the last quarter, which led to a stock market surge for the company –a single share now costs $546.60, an all-time high.

It also raised the company’s market value to $32.9 billion, which means it’s considered more valuable than CBS (at $30.6 billion) and Viacom (at $28.8 billion).


Kanye West & Taylor Swift Among Time Magazine’s ‘Most Influential People’

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Bradley Cooper, and Kevin Hart are among Time Magazine’s 100 “Most Influential People” of 2015.

The annual list celebrates “the titans, pioneers, artists, icons and leaders who are shaping the future.”

Taylor is honored as one of the “icons” on the list.

Kim Kardashian, who Time calls “the first lady of #fame,” is grouped in the “titans” category.

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Dirt Alert: Thursday, 4-16-15

Losers In Lockup – Aaron Hernandez

A jury in MA found 25-year-old former New England Patriots tight end AARON HERNANDEZ guilty of first-degree murder yesterday.

He received an automatic sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for his conviction in the death of 27-year-old semi-pro football player ODIN LLOYD.

In a second trial yet to commence, Hernandez will defend against charges for two counts of murder, three counts of assault with intent to commit murder and a weapons charge in the 2012 deaths of two guys who Hernandez allegedly shot after one of them spilled a drink on him at a nightclub.


Taylor Swift Appears In Chinese Toyota Commercial

Taylor Swift is too big of a star to appear in commercials here in the US, but China is a totally different story!

Taylor Swift stars in two weird Chinese Toyota commercials to promote the company’s latest hybrid. In one of the commercials, Taylor sings and dances in a long black ball gown, then uses magical powers to present Toyota’s new hybrid car.

We tried to get the video for you but the ads have since been removed from the net.


Donald Sterling Mistress Must Return $2m In Gifts

V. Stiviano, the former “friend” of racist Donald Sterling, was ordered by a Los Angeles judge to return more than $2 million to Shelly Sterling.

The ruling came nearly a month after the Sterlings and Stiviano battled in court over the expensive gifts the model had obtained over the course of her relationship with Donald.

Stiviano must return a $1.8 million duplex, as well as $800,000 he had given her in the form of exotic cars, lavish vacations, and cash handouts. Stiviano’s attorney said he plans to appeal the judge’s decision.

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Dirt Alert: Wednesday, 4/15/15

Bruce’s Transformation!

BRUCE JENNER’s transformation is almost complete.

RadarOnline.com reports Bruce is set to undergo his sex change operation in “just a matter of weeks,” which plastic surgeon Dr. MEL ORTEGA calls a “very intensive surgery.” Word is the process will take six-to-eight hours and insiders say he’s “ready.”


Billy Joel Is Going To Be A Dad. . . . Again!

BILLY JOEL is going to be a father again.

His spokesperson confirmed that Billy’s girlfriend, ALEXIS RODERICK is pregnant with their first child and is due this summer. Billy is 65 and already has a daughter, ALEXA RAY who is 29.

Alexis will be 34 next month. You do the math. Billy and Alexis have been together since 2009.


OJ In Trouble While In Prison

OJ SIMPSON isn’t making any new friends on the inside.

Sources tell us that the “Juice” got into a physical confrontation with a skinhead named TRAVIS WAUGH, who promised OJ that he was a “dead man.”

Rumor has it OJ was in fear for his life, refused to visit to the prison cafeteria and wouldn’t go anywhere without his trusty cellmate “Smoke.” Luckily, the Aryan nation member was transferred to another prison.


Chik-Fil-A For The Master’s Champ

Masters Champion JORDAN SPIETH celebrated his big, $1.8 million-dollar win by taking his wife to Chik-Fil-A.

Quote, “Twelve-count of nuggets and a char-grilled chicken is my go-to,” Jordan told the guys on the Yahoo Sports podcast Grandstanding.

It’s not the first time somebody has celebrated with fast food –PHIL MICKELSON went to Krispy Kreme after his Masters win and BUBBA WATSON stopped to eat at a Waffle House in his green jacket.

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Dirt Alert: Tuesday, 4/14/15

Watch Tom Brady Blow the First Pitch at Fenway Park

The Boston Red Sox played their home opener at Fenway Park yesterday. Patriots quarterback TOM BRADY, you know, Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady, was there to throw out the first pitch. And it didn’t go so well.

The ball was wide left, but more importantly, it didn’t even make it to the batter’s box in the air.

On the graphic the “Washington Post” made last year to chart the accuracy of celebrity first pitches, you’ll see that Brady’s attempt was roughly comparable to those of Harrison Ford, Mariah Carey and Santa Claus.


Justin Bieber Was Kicked Out of Coachella, After Security Put Him in a Chokehold

For the past few months, JUSTIN BIEBER has been on his best behavior . . . but apparently, that came to a crashing halt on Sunday night.

TMZ reports that Justin was thrown out of Coachella. Supposedly, he was trying to force his way into a V.I.P. area where DRAKE was performing, but he was told he couldn’t go in because it was already at capacity.

He didn’t like that . . . so when Justin tried to go in anyway, the security guard grabbed him, put him in a CHOKEHOLD, and then had him and his entourage escorted out of the festival. Naturally, Justin’s people are threatening legal action.


A Lot of Big-Name Celebrities Will Be on “The Late Show” Over the Next Month to Say Goodbye to David Letterman

DAVID LETTERMAN’S last day on “The Late Show” will be Wednesday, May 20th, and a LOT of big name celebrities will be making appearances on the show over the next month to say goodbye.

They include: “Avengers” stars Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson, A-list celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, John Travolta, Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, and Michael Keaton.

Comedy legends like Tina Fey, Ray Romano, Will Ferrell, Billy Crystal, Jerry Seinfeld, Steve Martin, and Bill Murray . . . And music guests Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews Band, and Mumford & Sons. No word who’ll be on the FINAL episode yet.

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Dirt Alert: Thursday, 4/9/15

Barry Manilow Got Married . . . Unofficially

BARRY MANILOW got MARRIED to his longtime partner Garry Kief. He’s Barry’s manager and the president of Barry Manilow Productions. They’ve been together more than 30 years.

They’re not officially married though. They had a commitment ceremony. Their neighbor SUZANNE SOMERS was the “best man.” Barry is 71 . . . Garry is 66.


Mariah Carey Dumped By Her Publicist

Could Nick Cannon’s threats of writing a tell-all book about his ex, Mariah Carey be the straw that broke her publicist’s back? Because…Mariah Carey has been dumped by her publicist, Cindi Berger!

After 15 years, Cindi Berger is no longer representing Mariah.

Cindi told the New York Times, quote, “I have enormous respect for Mariah. She is one of the great talents and voices of our time, and I wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors. I care very deeply for her personally, but I felt that professionally it was time for us to move on.”


Is Cher Dying?

How about an ample dose of some Tabloid Trash to take down with your cake pops from Starbucks this morning???

The “National Enquirer” says that CHER is basically on her last legs. At 68, she’s battling several health problems, she’s also severely depressed and is losing the will to live.

She had to cut her Dressed to Kill Tour short last year due to her health. Constant fighting caused her to kick her son Elijah Blue Allman and his wife out of her house . . . and she’s also too depressed to visit her own mother, even though she basically lives right down the road.


It’s Official: The NFL Hired Its First Full-Time Female Referee

Here’s a quick follow-up from earlier this week, because it’s official: the NFL announced yesterday that it had hired its first full-time female referee.

She is a 41-year-old woman named Sarah Thomas and she will work the 2015 season as a line judge.

Thomas was also the first woman to officiate college football games in 2007.

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Dirt Alert: Wednesday, 4/8/15

Jessica Simpson In the $1 Billion Club!

JESSICA SIMPSON’s clothing line just hit a major milestone –$1 billion dollars in annual sales.

People magazine says Jessica’s line first launched 10 years ago, when the celebrity clothing brand trend first caught fire.  Her line and is now selling in almost every major lifestyle retail category there is.


Adam Levine Being “Attacked” On Stage!

MAROON 5 was performing in Anaheim on Monday, when a female fan couldn’t repress her desires any longer . . . and stormed the stage to give ADAM LEVINE a big hug. She came from behind him, so he was taken by surprise.

He grappled with her for a bit, then put his arm around her, before security came in and escorted her away. Adam waved goodbye to her . . . kind of sarcastically. He finished the song, shrugged, and said, quote, “That was weird, right?


Marilyn Manson Got Punched in the Face at a Denny’s

MARILYN MANSON went to a local Denny’s after performing in Alberta, Canada over the weekend. It was around 2:00 A.M., and sources tell TMZ that he got into an argument with a group at another table.

It escalated to the point where Manson called a guy’s girlfriend the B-word. The boyfriend didn’t like that, so he PUNCHED Manson in the face.

But Manson’s rep says he was taking a photo with two girls when the guy came up and sucker-punched him for no reason. The rep adds that they DO plan on pressing charges.


“Dukes of Hazzard” Star James Best Has Died

JAMES BEST died Monday night after a brief illness . . . he played Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on “The Dukes of Hazzard”. He was 88.

His TV and movie roles go back to 1950, and he also taught acting for 25 years . . . his students included Gary Busey, Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Farrah Fawcett, and Quentin Tarantino.

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Dirt Alert: Tuesday, 4/7/15

B.B. King Has Been Hospitalized with a Diabetes-Related Illness

89-year-old blues legend B.B. KING was hospitalized recently with dehydration due to his Type 2 diabetes. But his daughter says he’s “much better” since getting treatment.

Last October, King had to cancel the remaining dates of a tour due to the same problem. He’s been battling diabetes for about 20 years.


Gwyneth Paltrow Consciously Couples With Another Dude!

It looks like Gwyneth Paltrow is getting consciously coupled again…but not with her ex-husband, Chris Martin.

People Magazine reports that Gwyneth and “Glee” producer Brad Falchuk have gone public with their relationship. The couple attended Robert Downey Jr.’s 50th birthday party over the weekend….and then they were seen having dinner together last night.


Did a Famous Dermatologist Commit Suicide Because He Was Parodied on Tina Fey’s New Show?

A dermatologist named Dr. Fredric Brandt was found dead on Sunday. He was famous in Hollywood circles, and did a lot of work on Madonna’s face, among other celebrities.

He was so well known that he’s parodied on Tina Fey’s new Netflix show, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”. It’s obvious that he was the inspiration for Martin Short’s character “Dr. Grant” . . . which is pronounced “Franff”.

There’s talk that he committed suicide because he was upset about the show making fun of him. The doctor’s publicist says he did feel bullied by the show, but it wasn’t a reason that he would take his own life.


Is NBC Doing a “Downton Abbey” Prequel Set in New York City?

“Downton Abbey” is coming to an end . . . but the show’s creator is talking with NBC about doing a prequel series called “The Gilded Age”.

It would be about the high society families of New York in the late 19th Century . . . with people like Cornelius Vanderbilt, John Jacob Astor, and John D. Rockefeller. One source described it as, quote, “the American Downton.”

The show isn’t a done deal yet, but it sounds like it’ll happen.

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Dirt Alert: Monday, 4/6/15

Chris Wallace from Fox News Apologized for “Fat-Shaming” Kelly Clarkson

CHRIS WALLACE from Fox News and conservative radio host MIKE GALLAGHER apologized for fat-shaming KELLY CLARKSON on Gallagher’s show Friday.

Wallace said Kelly should, quote, “stay off the deep dish pizza for a little while” . . . and Gallagher said, quote, “Holy cow, did she blow up.”

Both men apologized without Kelly having to say a word. Wallace said, quote, “I sincerely apologize . . . for my offensive comment. I admire her remarkable talent and that should have been the focus of any discussion about her.”

Gallagher said, quote, “I couldn’t possibly feel any worse than I do for making an observation that led to the conclusion that I ‘fat-shamed’ this talented and classy entertainer. It was a really stupid thing for me to do.”


Nick Cannon Asking Mariah Carey For $30 Million In Divorce

Nick Cannon is asking Mariah Carey to give him $30 million following their divorce!

Mariah guffawed at the idea, so now Nick is set to write a tell-all book about their marriage.

Nick is reported to have gotten a deal to publish a “tell-all book” which details his marriage to Mariah Carey.

Sources are saying that Nick is going to expose Mariah’s alleged drug use, yoyo dieting and general diva behavior in the book, which has been confirmed by Simon & Schulster publishing company.


The NFL Is Getting Its First Ever Full-Time Female Official

The “Baltimore Sun” reports that the NFL will have its first permanent female official this coming season. Her name is Sarah Thomas, and she’s a 41-year-old mother of three.

She’s worked Division 1 college football for the past seven years, and in 2009, she became the first woman to officiate a college bowl game. She also called some NFL preseason games last year.

While it sounds like this is a done deal, the NFL hasn’t confirmed it yet.

(For the record, the NBA has TWO female refs, and there are no female umpires in baseball.)

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Dirt Alert: Friday, 4/3/15

Is Kaley Cuoco Already Fed Up With Her Husband?

The not-always-reliable “Star” says KALEY CUOCO (Penny from “big Bang Theory”) is already fed up with her husband RYAN SWEETING, after only 15 months of marriage. And it sounds like it all comes down to money.

Kaley’s pulling in all that sweet “Big Bang Theory” cash . . . but Ryan is bringing in NOTHING. He used to be a tennis pro, but now he just, quote, “sits around their home all day.”

A source says, quote, “Kaley is beginning to resent Ryan. They’re fighting all the time.”


Katy Perry Accidentally Tweeted Out Her Phone Number

On Wednesday, KATY PERRY posted a picture of her dog Butters . . . and accidentally gave out her PHONE NUMBER to her 86 million Twitter and Instagram followers.

The number was visible on the dog’s tag, and several of Katy’s followers Tweeted to let her know. Katy quickly deleted the video and deactivated the phone number.


Bruce Jenner May Be Sued for Wrongful Death

The stepchildren of the woman who died in the BRUCE JENNER car accident back in February may sue him for WRONGFUL DEATH.

Sources say Kim Howe had no blood relatives, and her husband died in 2003. But HE had two children, who are adults now . . . and they’re gearing up for a lawsuit.

Interestingly though, sources close to Howe say she had “virtually no relationship” with the kids. But they’re the only people who can legally sue.

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Dirt Alert: Thursday, 4/2/15

Bob Barker Returns To ‘The Price Is Right’

For April Fools Day, Bob Barker returned to “The Price Is Right!” When the host was introduced, and the curtain opened, it was Bob Barker who came out instead of Drew Carey. Obviously, the crowd went wild. But…it was just an April Fool’s Day joke. Drew Carey actually hosted the show. However, at the end of the show, Bob Barker did come back to deliver his famous “have your pets spayed or neutered” line.

BTW, STEPHEN KING announced he was writing the Season 6 premiere of “The Walking Dead” and killing off three major characters, including Darryl, and Mandy fell for it!!!!


Joni Mitchell is Awake and in Good Spirits

JONI MITCHELL seems to be recovering, after being found unconscious at her home Tuesday afternoon. Her website says, quote, “She is currently in intensive care undergoing tests and is awake and in good spirits.”

There’s still no word how she ended up in the hospital in the first place. Joni is 71. She survived polio as a child, and also claims to have Morgellons disease . . . a skin condition that some experts don’t even believe exists.


Remember Miss Cleo? She’s Back to Tell You How Awesome You Are!

Remember MISS CLEO? She used to tell fortunes over the phone back in the ’90s . . . when people still used phones for things like that.

Well, she’s back. But this time when you call her, she doesn’t tell your fortune . . . she tells you how AWESOME you are. She’s the new spokeswoman for the Flawless Friends Network, which is run by Benefit Cosmetics.

Sadly, you don’t get to talk to Miss Cleo. It’s just a recorded message, but at least this time you don’t have to pay for it. The number is 1-844-So-Flawless.

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Dirt Alert: Wednesday, 4/1/15

Joni Mitchell Was Rushed to the Hospital Yesterday After Being Found Unconscious

Legendary folk singer JONI MITCHELL was rushed to the hospital after being found unconscious at her home in Bel Air yesterday.

A source said her condition was, quote, “quite serious” . . . but she was alert in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. She was in intensive care as of last night. There’s no word what happened but we’ll keep you updated on her progress. Joni is 71.


Madame Tussauds Now Has A “Tissue Attendant” For Their One Direction Sculptures

Parents with kids can probably relate to this story: ZAYN MALIK’S departure from ONE DIRECTION has created an interesting job at the Madame Tussauds wax museum in London.

Apparently, the pre-teenfreak-out over Zayn’s departure is causing fans to become so upset when they see his wax statue in the One Direction exhibit . . . that they’ve had to have a “tissue attendant” on-hand to dry their tears.

Oh, and by the way, they WILL be keeping Zayn’s wax statute with the rest of the group.


Barbara Walters Returning To TV

Surprise! Barbara Walters is coming out of retirement to host a new show.

Barbara will lead the “ID Network’s” new crime series “American Scandal.” The show will have Barbara looking back on well-known crime stories she covered during her time as a journalist.

It will premiere in October.

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Dirt Alert: Tuesday, 3/31/15

Celebrities With Secret Tunnels from Their Homes Directly to the Playboy Mansion

An editor for Playboy.com was digging around the office for old photos, and he made an interesting discovery: In the ’70s and ’80s, four actors had secret, underground tunnels directly from their homes to the Playboy Mansion.

Those actors were Jack Nicholson, James Caan, Warren Beatty, and Kirk Douglas. However, these secret passage ways don’t exist anymore. A staff member says they were closed in 1989, the same year HUGH HEFNER married Playmate KIMBERLEY CONRAD.

But that’s all he could get from anyone at Playboy. Even Hefner didn’t want to talk about the tunnels. And reps for Nicholson, Caan, Douglas and Beatty wouldn’t comment, either.

(Check out pictures here.)


Tiger Woods is Out of the Top 100 in Golf for the First Time in Almost 20 Years

For the first time in almost 20 years, TIGER WOODS is not one of the top 100 players in the Official World Golf Rankings. His current ranking is 104th.

The last time Tiger wasn’t in the Top 100 was September 29th, 1996, when he was #225. At the time, he’d only been a pro golfer for a month.

Tiger spent 683 total weeks at the top, which is a record. He also has the record for most consecutive weeks at #1, with 281.

The Masters is next week in Augusta, Georgia, and Tiger hasn’t said yet if he’s playing.


Justin Bieber Says You’re Stupid if You Think His Life is Easy

If you think JUSTIN BIEBER’s life is easy, think again.

He says, quote, “Unless you’re stupid, I don’t think you would think it’s easy to be who I am. Not having privacy. Growing up in front of the cameras since I was 13, 14. You need to have those mess-ups without anyone judging you, and that’s not something I was able to do.”


Harrison Ford Is Finally Out Of The Hospital

Harrison Ford has finally been released from the hospital after recovering from a plane crash earlier this month.

Harrison suffered a cut scalp and broken bones in his pelvis and ankle after his vintage World War II plane crashed on an L.A. golf course.

He has been at the UCLA Medical Center for the past several weeks while he recovers.

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