Dirt Alert: Thursday, 7/2/15

Mariah Carey Takes A Tumble

Mariah Carey embarrassed herself in front of her new billionaire boyfriend when she fell down a flight of stairs on the way to his yacht in Spain.

Her boyfriend, Jason Packer, ran to her aid and Mariah will be fine. Witnesses say she’s lucky she didn’t break anything.

 

Did Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Break Up Over His Drinking and Gambling?

The speculation over what broke up BEN AFFLECK and JENNIFER GARNER is all over the Internet. There seem to be two schools of thought . . .

One is that she got tired of his drinking and gambling. Ben is a pretty hardcore blackjack player. Last year the Hard Rock Casino in Vegas BANNED him because he’s too good.

But other sources say Ben’s career boom over the past few years came between them. Apparently, while Ben did everything he could to be a good father, work kept him from being “present” as a husband.

Despite the split, Ben will still be there for the kids. He’s going to live in a separate house on the property . . . at least for now. Also, he and Jennifer are splitting everything amicably.

 

Macy’s Fired Trump, and More People Are Bailing on Miss USA

The mass exodus from the Miss USA pageant continues, because of what DONALD TRUMP said about Mexicans . . .

Flo Rida was scheduled to perform during the pageant but has canceled, as did singer Natalie La Rose and “Voice” winner Craig Wayne Boyd.

Emmitt Smith is backing out as a judge . . . and another judge, Jonathan Scott from HGTV’s “Property Brothers” is also bailing.

Meanwhile, Trump . . . the self-proclaimed “greatest jobs president that God has ever created”, continues to lose his OWN jobs. Macy’s is the latest company to fire him. They dropped his menswear line, saying they have, quote, “no tolerance for discrimination.”

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Dirt Alert: Wednesday, 7/1/15

A Down and Dirty Quickie!!

KANYE WEST supposedly doesn’t want KIM KARDASHIAN to pose naked while pregnant, because it’s played out.

 

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are Getting Divorced (The Big ‘D’)

Sometimes the tabloids get it right: BEN AFFLECK and JENNIFER GARNER announced yesterday that they’re getting divorced.

They said, quote, “After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce.

They just celebrated their 10th anniversary on Monday, and they have three kids: A 9-year-old daughter named Violet, a 6-year-old daughter named Seraphina, and a 3-year-old son named Samuel. A source tells E! Online they’ve been in therapy for two years, and in a trial separation for about a year.

It’s been rag-mag gossip since the 2013 Oscars, when Ben characterized their marriage as “work” . . . which he actually meant as a COMPLIMENT to Jennifer.

 

Minka Kelly and Sean Penn!!!??

After being dumped by CHARLIZE THERON a few weeks ago, SEAN PENN is drowning his sorrows in . . . an even YOUNGER woman!!!

Sean was spotted last week at an expensive restaurant in Napa, California with 35-year-old MINKA KELLY. You may know Minka Kelly for her roles in “Friday Night Lights”, “Parenthood”, and “Charlies Angels”.

Charlize was 39 . . . and Sean is 54. A source says Sean and Minka met recently at a benefit he threw for his Haiti relief charity.

(Check out some pictures here.)

 

How Does Nick Cannon Feel About Mariah Carey’s New Relationship with a Billionaire?

E! News is reporting that Nick Cannon is actually happy for his ex-wife Mariah Carey and her new romance. (Translation: He’s ecstatic that she’s somebody else’s problem.)

A source told “E!” that Nick is doing really well with his own personal life and he just wants Mariah to be happy. He feels as long as his kids are in good hands, he will support any decision Mariah makes.

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Dirt Alert: Tuesday, 6/30/15

It’s The Thought That Counts!!!

LADY GAGA tried to celebrate the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling by posting a picture of herself on a balcony in Chicago, overlooking a gay pride parade.

Unfortunately, the gathering below was actually a Mexican music festival. The gay pride event was happening somewhere else in the city.

It’s the thought that counts.

 

Who Are the Year’s Top-Earning Entertainers

Forbes.com has released the annual list of the top-earning celebrities. This year, it’s topped by two athletes. Can you guess who they are?

Obviously, we’re talking about FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. and MANNY PACQUIAO. Floyd earned $300 million for staying out of reach of Manny’s punches all night . . . and Manny earned $160 million trying to chase him down.

Here’s the Top 10 . . .

1.  Floyd Mayweather, $300 million, 2. Manny Pacquiao, $160 million, 3. Katy Perry, $135 million, 4. One Direction, $130 million, 5. Howard Stern, $95 million, 6. Garth Brooks, $90 million, 7.  Author James Patterson, $89 million, 8. Robert Downey Jr., $80 million, 9. Taylor Swift, $80 million, 10. Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, $79.5 million

 

NBC Fired Donald Trump Over His Comments About Mexicans

NBC has cut all ties with Donald Trump after his controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants.

They’re ditching both the Miss USA pageant and “Celebrity Apprentice”. Trump didn’t back down though. In addition to standing by his comments, he called NBC “weak” and threatened them with a lawsuit.

You gotta love this quote, “They will stand behind lying Brian Williams, but won’t stand behind people that tell it like it is, as unpleasant as that may be.”

Also, Trump’s friendship with Geraldo Rivera may be in jeopardy, unless he apologizes.

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Dirt Alert: Friday, 6/26/15

Bristol Palin is Pregnant Again

Abstinence-only crusader BRISTOL PALIN announced yesterday that she’s pregnant with her second out-of-wedlock child.

And yeah, she knows how this looks . . . quote, “I know this has been, and will be, a huge disappointment to my family, to my close friends, and to many of you.” She went on to say, quote, “I do not want any lectures and I do not want any sympathy.”

She didn’t name the father, but Bristol was engaged, and due to be married in May. But she bailed one week before the wedding. If the father of this baby ISN’T the guy she was supposed to marry, that’s gonna look REALLY bad.

 

Univision Dumped the Miss USA Pageant Because of Donald Trump’s Anti-Mexico Comments

Univision is dumping the Miss USA pageant, which is owned by DONALD TRUMP, because of his anti-Mexico comments in his campaign kick-off speech.

In addition to saying he’d build a wall at the border and force Mexico to pay for it, Trump also said, quote, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best, they’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

Trump is threatening to sue them for “hundreds of millions of dollars” for breach of contract. Trump added, quote, “I love the people of Mexico, but my loyalty is to the United States. Running for president is far more important to me, frankly, than the pageant.”

 

Was Taylor Swift’s Stand Against Apple a Publicity Stunt?

When Apple said it wasn’t going to pay artists during the three-month free trial of its new streaming service, TAYLOR SWIFT went all “Braveheart” on them, and they immediately gave in. Now, Taylor has agreed to let them stream her music.

Well, a lot of people think this was all too convenient. Especially since Taylor still doesn’t let streaming services like Spotify have her music . . . even though they’re basically the same thing.

So was this all a publicity stunt engineered by Taylor and Apple?

(Check out some Tweets from people who think so.)

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Dirt Alert: Thursday, 6/25/15

Sarah Palin Fired From FOX News

Sarah Palin will no longer be working with Fox News.

The network opted not to renew their contract with Sarah because executives consider her less relevant now. Sarah Palin will still appear as a guest on the network from time to time but she is now free to appear on other channels.

 

Is Caitlyn Jenner Already a Diva?

Bruce Jenner has been CAITLYN JENNER for less than a month, and according to “OK!” magazine, she’s already a DIVA.

A source says, quote, “For years I knew Bruce as a nice, humble, genuine guy, and now I know Caitlyn to be just the opposite.”

Caitlyn’s “diva-like” behavior includes being “rude, arrogant, and short-tempered” . . . obsessing over her face and her Twitter account . . . and being fixated on lighting and camera angles during photo shoots.

If that isn’t enough, the source adds that she has become, quote, “a seriously sassy woman.”

 

Bobbi Kristina Brown Has Been Moved to Hospice Care

BOBBI KRISTINA BROWN has been moved to hospice care, and it sounds like her family is preparing for the worst.

Her aunt Pat Houston issued a statement saying, quote, “Despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition has continued to deteriorate. As of today, she has been moved into hospice care. We thank everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God’s hands now.”

Bobbi Kristina has been hospitalized since being found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub at her home in the Atlanta area on January 31st.

 

“Family Feud” Has Overtaken “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy” in the Ratings  

If you’ve been watching “Family Feud”, you know that it isn’t CRAZY to suggest that STEVE HARVEY may be the show’s BEST host. And now, it’s starting to show in the ratings.

Nielsen’s numbers for syndicated shows for the week of June 8th have just been released, and for the first time ever, “Family Feud” is #1, surpassing both “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy”. It also beat out “Judge Judy”, which is regularly the top syndicated show.

“Family Feud” is up 33% from where it was last year at this time. Steve has been hosting the show since 2010, after taking over for John O’Hurley. Other previous hosts were: Richard Karn, Louie Anderson, Ray Combs, and of course Richard Dawson.

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Dirt Alert: Wednesday, 6/24/15

“Eight Is Enough” Star Dick Van Patten Has Died

DICK VAN PATTEN died yesterday of complications from diabetes. He was 86.

He’s best known for playing the dad on the late ’70s show “Eight Is Enough” . . . but he was also on “The Love Boat”, “The New Dick Van Dyke Show”, “Love, American Style”, “The Partners”, and “Mama”, way back in the ’50s.

Dick was also an animal lover, who founded Natural Balance Pet Foods in 1989. He famously bragged that his dog food was so good that HE eats it.

 

It Pays To Be A Game Show Host

Perhaps you should ditch that rough, brutal, eight-to-five gig for something much more glamorous –like hosting a game show! Being congenial with a great set of teeth can really pay off!!

Mandatory.com reports that “Jeopardy’s” ALEX TREBEK is pulling in $10-million-bucks per-year, while HOWIE MANDEL makes a cool $14-mill on “Deal or No Deal.”

DREW CAREY cashes in with eight-and-a-half-million and VANNA WHITE earns almost as much just for knowing the alphabet and looking red-carpet ready, and PAT SAJAK pulls in $12-million every year.

They still all pale in comparison with REGIS PHILBIN, who made history with a $20-million-dollar salary for hosting “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”

 

Diddy Says He’s Innocent

A rep for SEAN “DIDDY” COMBS says he did NOT assault UCLA strength coach Sal Alosi. He issued a statement saying that Diddy’s actions were, quote, “solely defensive in nature to protect himself and his son.”

But according to a blog called Bruin Report Online, the whole thing was caught by security cameras, which campus police WATCHED before arresting Diddy.

The blog says Diddy was definitely the aggressor, in fact, after he was transferred to a Los Angeles County jail, the charges were updated. Now Diddy has been slapped with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and one count each of battery and making terrorist threats.

Despite the serious offenses, UCLA may opt not to pursue the charges, and instead ban Diddy from the field.

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Dirt Alert: Tuesday, 6/23/15

Why Go To Rehab Alone When You Can bring Your Mom?

JESSICA SIMPSON and her mom, TINA, may get a family discount on rehab.

RadarOnline.com reports that Jessica is drinking herself into a “Dizzy Blonde” state and is simply “out of control”! They add that her Adderall habit isn’t helping matters.

Word is her mother “drowned her sorrows in vodka” while divorcing JOE SIMPSON, so she’s trying to sell Jessica on the idea of getting help together and thinks it will be a “win-win” situation.

 

Diddy Was Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting a UCLA Football Coach

SEAN “DIDDY” COMBS was arrested yesterday after he allegedly tried to assault a coach for the UCLA football team. He was taken in by campus police, then transferred to the L.A. County Jail. (Here’s a picture of him in the back of a police car.)

Diddy’s son Justin plays defensive back for the UCLA Bruins, and Diddy often shows up for practices. A source says the team’s strength coach Sal Alosi was riding Justin pretty hard during a strength and conditioning session yesterday, so after practice, Diddy went to Alosi’s office to talk to talk to him.

Things got heated, and Diddy reportedly picked up a kettlebell weight and swung it, narrowly missing the coach. Diddy’s people say it was Alosi who lunged at Diddy first, and Diddy only picked up the kettlebell and held it up to defend himself.

Alosi does have a reputation for being a JERK. When he was a coach for the New York Jets in 2010, he was suspended for TRIPPING a Miami Dolphins player on the sidelines.

Then again, Diddy isn’t exactly known as a Man of Patience and Peace, either.

 

The Composer of “Titanic” Died in a Plane Crash

Composer JAMES HORNER died in a plane crash yesterday morning. You may not recognize his name, but you WILL recognize his music.

He composed the music for “Titanic”, and won two Oscars for it in 1998: Best Original Dramatic Score, and Best original Song, for CELINE DION’s “My Heart Will Go On”.

But he also did “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”, “Aliens”, “Glory”, “Braveheart”, “Apollo 13″, “Avatar”, and tons of other famous movies.

Horner was flying a single engine plane when he crashed in California’s Los Padres National Forest. He was 61 years old.

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Dirt Alert: Monday, 6/22/15

Moving Vans Were Spotted Outside Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s House

Moving vans were spotted outside the home of BEN AFFLECK and JENNIFER GARNER in Pacific Palisades, California on Saturday . . . but despite all the breakup rumors, it sounds like nobody’s leaving.

Sources say they’re RENOVATING the house, and having the furniture taken out before the work starts.

Ben and Jennifer will celebrate their 10th anniversary a week from today. They have three kids, two girls and a boy.

 

Did Charlize Theron Just Stop Answering Sean Penn’s Calls?

We still don’t know why CHARLIZE THERON broke up with SEAN PENN, but we do know that when she cut him off, she cut him off COLD. As in, he tried to get in touch with her, and she ignored him.

A source says, quote, “Charlize wasn’t responding to his calls and texts. She just cut it off.”

Sean just finished directing Charlize in a movie called “The Last Face”, so it’ll be interesting to see if they get together to do any press for it.

 

Alex Rodriguez Hit a Homerun for His 3,000th Hit, But the Fan Who Caught It Won’t Give It Up

ALEX RODRIGUEZ hit a homerun on Friday night for his 3,000th career hit. That’s a major milestone . . . he’s only the 29th player in baseball history to hit that many. So naturally, he’d like that ball.

But the Yankee fan who ended up with it has NO intention of giving it up. The guy’s name is Zack Hample, and he’s a well-known “ballhawk”, who’s snagged more than 8,000 balls in 51 major league stadiums since 1990.

Hample says he doesn’t know what he’s going to do with the ball yet. One expert claims the ball could be worth $200,000, but no one really has any idea.

(Here’s a photo, here are some videos, and here’s a clip of him talking about it.)

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Dirt Alert: Friday, 6-19-15

Brian Williams Is Being Banished to MSNBC, and His Salary Has Been Slashed

NBC has confirmed that BRIAN WILLIAMS will not return to the “Nightly News” . . . and that LESTER HOLT will continue in his place as the new permanent host.

But Brian’s demotion is even rougher than that. He’s being banished to MSNBC where he’ll serve as an anchor of breaking news and special reports. And the “New York Times” says he’ll be taking a “substantial” pay cut. He was making at least $10 million a year before being suspended, however, we don’t know what his new salary will be.

Brian starts in mid-August. In the meantime, it looks like he’ll be doing some interviews. He already did one with Matt Lauer that will air on the “Today” show this morning and on the “Nightly News tonight.

 

Give Me Britney!!!!

Living well isn’t cheap for anyone, but it costs a mint if your name happens to be BRITNEY SPEARS.

TMZ.com got a peek at a new set of documents filed for her conservatorship, which show that she spends 10-grand per-year on holiday decor, over $15-thousand dollars on meals and entertainment, grooming and wardrobe set her back $71,629 and her pooches are spoiled rotten.

Britney spoiled her furbabies with over $24,000 worth of pet sitting, grooming and vet trips in 2014.

 

Someone Flew a “Cheater” Banner Over the U.S. Open for Tiger Woods

TIGER WOODS had another DISMAL day on the golf course yesterday. He shot an 80 in the first round of the U.S. Open, 15 strokes behind the leaders.

It might have had something to do with the fact that someone paid a pilot to fly over the course with a banner that said “CHEATER“.

As if things couldn’t get any worse . . . on one shot from the rough, Tiger’s club flew out of his hands.

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Dirt Alert: Thursday, 6/18/15

Sean Penn and Charlize Theron Have Broken Up

SEAN PENN and CHARLIZE THERON have broken up after about a year and a half together.

The sources that we’ve been in contact with this morning say SHE did the dumping. There’s no word why. They haven’t been seen together publicly since last month.

Things were pretty serious for a while as they both hinted at marriage, or at the very least, of being in it for the long haul. And she convinced him to get rid of almost all his guns when they first got together. Sean is 54 . . . Charlize is 39.

 

Did Donald Trump Pay Actors to Be at His Campaign Announcement?

When DONALD TRUMP announced his candidacy for president, one of the first things he did, in true Trump fashion, was BRAG about how many people showed up to hear him speak.

Well, it turns out he may have padded those numbers. The DONALD may have paid actors to pad the room when he announced his presidential campaign. The “Hollywood Reporter” printed an email, allegedly from a casting agency, offering clients $50 a pop to show up and cheer him on.

Trump’s campaign manager denies it.

 

Brian Williams Is Expected to Stay at NBC . . . But Not As an Anchor

BRIAN WILLIAMS’ six-month suspension will be up in August . . . and the latest rumor is that NBC has worked out a deal where he WILL remain with the network, but will NOT return to the “NBC Nightly News” anchor chair.

Nothing is official yet, but NBC is expected to clear things up with an official announcement as early as TODAY.

LESTER HOLT has been filling in for Brian since February. Under this plan, he’d become the permanent host. It’s unclear what Brian’s new duties would be . . . but it sounds like he may be working behind the scenes.

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Dirt Alert: Wednesday, 6/17/15

 

Kim and Kanye Take Over Disneyland

The Kardashian clan took North West to Disneyland for her 2nd birthday, and KANYE WEST acted just like a Dad . . . by falling asleep during the “Frozen Sing-Along Celebration”.

Someone was smart enough to get a picture. In fact, Disneyland sources say that the employee was actually the woman who played Elsa…and she was really offended.

 

 

Donald Trump is Running for President

DONALD TRUMP finally pulled the trigger yesterday and announced he’s running for president, with the slogan, “Make America Great Again”.

The speech was basically a rant and a lot of boasting, including this . . . quote, “Somebody said to me the other day, ‘But, Mr. Trump, you’re not a nice person.’ That’s true. But actually I am. I think I am a nice person. People that know me, like me. Does my family like me? I think so, right.”

 

Blanket Jackson Changed His Name to “Bigi” Because the Name Blanket Is “Stupid”

An “insider” says Michael Jackson’s 13-year-old son BLANKET is going by “Bigi” Jackson because he was being made fun of.

Quote, “He always thought that the name Blanket sounded so stupid and resented his father for calling him that . . . and going by ‘Blanket’ made him a much easier target for [bullies].” His full, legal name is Prince Michael Jackson the Second.

 

John Hurt Has Pancreatic Cancer

Actor JOHN HURT has been diagnosed with cancer.

He says, quote, “I’ve always been open about the way in which I conduct my life, and in that spirit I’d like to make a statement. “I’ve recently been diagnosed with early stage pancreatic cancer. I’m undergoing treatment and am MORE than optimistic about a satisfactory outcome, as indeed is the medical team.”

John is 75and has done a ton of movies, including: “The Elephant Man”, “V for Vendetta”, “Midnight Express”, “History of the World, Part 1″, “Watership Down”, and he also played Kane in “Alien”.

 

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Dirt Alert: Tuesday, 6/16/15

David Letterman Still Needs Assistants . . . Because He Doesn’t Know How to Work a Phone

DAVID LETTERMAN had been hosting a show for well over 30 years . . . and during that time, he had assistants handling a lot of his day-to-day errands.

In fact, he became so used to it that he kept them on the payroll, because he doesn’t even know how to operate a cell phone at this point.

He tells “Indianapolis Monthly”, quote, “As it turns out, after all these years of having someone make my calls for me, I can no longer operate a telephone. But I’m happy that two of the women who have worked with me will continue doing so for a while.”

David says that he’s trying to rehabilitate himself and he hopes you keep him in your prayers!

 

The Rock Sideswiped a Parked Truck, and the Guy Didn’t Make Him Pay, Because He’s The Rock

It’s good to be THE ROCK. DWAYNE JOHNSON was driving to a movie set in the Boston area recently, when he sideswiped a parked pickup truck, knocking its side-view mirror off.

So he turned around and went back, and the owner of the truck came out to see what happened.

Obviously, the accident was “The Rock’s” fault, but the owner refused to take any money from him, because he’s The Rock. Instead, he just fixed the damage himself. The Rock posted a picture of himself with the guy at the scene of the accident.

Here's a fun story to start your week off… I'm driving to set in my pick up truck – music blasting – I'm singing away like I'm having a one man party in my truck – then I hear a loud BANG. What the hell..? Look in my rear view and see I sideswiped another pick up that was parked in the street and destroyed the side mirror. First thing I thought was, "Aw shit.. someone's not gonna be happy..". I flipped a U-turn and drove back to scene. Just as I got out of my truck a guy was walking across the street to his truck. I said "Sir, is this your truck?". He stopped and stared at me for a good 5 seconds, looked around his neighborhood, looked back at me and "Yes it is. Why?". I said "Well, sorry to tell ya I sideswiped it and knocked the hell outta your mirror and may have done even more damage. You give me your info and I'll leave you mine and I'll take care of everything". He stared at me again, cocked his head sideways and said.."Uhhh.. Are you The Rock?". I said "Yup". He broke out into a huge smile and said "Wow, this is gonna be an awesome story!". I started belly laughing at that, then he started laughing and before you know it we're both standing in the middle of the street pointing to his mirror and laughing like two ol' crazy buddies. I checked back in with him a few days later and he refused to accept any money and said he fixed the damage himself. Want to thank Mr. Audie Bridges of Wakefield, Mass. for being so cool about the whole thing. Life is funny cause you never know who you're gonna run into… and sure as hell never know who's truck you're gonna sideswipe while driving to work.

A photo posted by therock (@therock) on

 

A Girl Sang “Thinking Out Loud” at a Mall, and Ed Sheeran Showed Up

A 13-year-old named Sydney Bourbeau decided to sing the ED SHEERAN song “Thinking Out Loud” during some sort of karaoke fundraiser at a mall in Edmonton on Sunday.

Right in the middle of her performance, you’ll never believe who showed up? Ed Sheeran himself, and he started singing with her.

It turns out he was in town for a concert, and was at the mall checking out a record store. Then he heard her singing, and decided to join in.

Sydney says it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to her, and Ed’s manager got in touch with her later to give her two free tickets to the concert.

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