Dirt Alert: Tuesday, 7/29/14

Costly Affairs!

Do you Remember Rupert Sanders?  He’s the director that was messing around with “Twilight” star, Kristen Stewart.  That affair cost him his marriage and a whole lot more.  Wanna hear what his wife got in the divorce?

Her name is Liberty Ross and she gets 15 percent of his movie profits, half of his bank accounts, half of his retirement savings, two London homes, a pad in Los Angeles, $25-grand per-month in spousal support for four years and $14-thousand dollars per-month for child support.

Meanwhile, Rupert will stay put in their Malibu beach home and tool around in a 1970 VW van.


Freddie Prinze Jr. Slams Kiefer Sutherland For Being A Jerk On The Set Of “24″  

FREDDIE PRINZE JR. had a major supporting role on “24″ back in 2010 . . . and he says KIEFER SUTHERLAND was such a jerk that he didn’t want to act anymore.

He doesn’t elaborate on what Kiefer did, but he did say he was forced to take his shoes off to do scenes with Kiefer . . . because he was so much taller than him.  He adds, quote, “You know I’m 6 feet and he’s 5’4.”  For what it’s worth, the Internet says Kiefer is five-foot-nine, and Freddie is 6’1.

Sutherland’s rep says that Kiefer enjoyed working with Freddie, and wishes him the best.


“Fifty Shades of Grey” is the Most-Watched Trailer of the Year So Far 

“Fifty Shades of Grey” had the best opening week of any trailer so far this year . . . and its first week isn’t even over yet.

Yes, we’re now tracking opening-week numbers for TRAILERS.

The clip has racked up 36.4 million views on YouTube since it was released last Thursday.  The previous high for the year was “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” with 31 million views.

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Dirt Alert: Monday, 7/28/14

57-Year-Old Actor Steven Bauer Is Dating an 18-Year-Old

If you don’t recognize the name STEVEN BAUER, he’s the 57-year-old actor who played Al Pacino’s best friend in “Scarface”.  And now he plays a private investigator named Avi on the Showtime series “Ray Donovan”.

But he’s in the news because he showed up to the premiere of the WOODY ALLEN movie “Magic in the Moonlight” with the 18-YEAR-OLD he’s dating.

Naturally, it’s reminding some people of when actor DOUG HUTCHISON married COURTNEY STODDEN three years ago.  At the time, he was 50, and she was 16.  They separated last year.

Check out a photo of them at the premiere by clicking here.


Aretha Franklin Was Scolded for Sitting Down to Eat at a Johnny Rockets, Because She’d Ordered Her Food as “Takeout”? 

Last week, ARETHA FRANKLIN hit up a Johnny Rockets in the Niagara Falls area after a gig.  Aretha ordered a meal TO GO . . . but apparently, she was too hungry to wait, so she sat down at one of the tables inside to eat.

A server SCOLDED her for doing that, telling her she wasn’t allowed to eat takeout inside.  Aretha says the worker was, quote, “very rude, unprofessional and nasty.”  She stormed out without finishing her meal.

The owner of that Johnny Rockets says he’s sorry, and called the worker a, quote, “new and very young employee.”  Apparently, the employee won’t be fired, but was REMINDED about the “takeout policies.”


The Woman Tim McGraw Smacked Wants an Apology . . . And Probably a Payday

The woman TIM MCGRAW smacked for grabbing and ripping his jeans at a concert earlier this month has hired a personal injury attorney.

They’ve contacted Tim’s people but there’s no word if a lawsuit has been filed.

She says she didn’t mean to grab him, and she’s feeling “humiliated” by all the press and asking for an apology, but you don’t need a lawyer for that.

It sounds like they’re trying to set up her innocence so she can score a big payday.


The Sarah Palin Channel

“The Sarah Palin Channel” went live yesterday. You know your gonna want a membership…only $9.95 per month or $99.95 for a year!!!


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Dirt Alert: Friday, 7/25/14

And Now It’s Time For “Paris”

PARIS HILTON is still full of herself after all these years.  In a recent interview with the UK’s Telegraph she bragged about being a true Aquarius, who tend to be “social butterflies, humanitarians” and geniuses –like ALBERT EINSTEIN!

Unfortunately, Albert Einstein was actually a Pisces.


Do Cousins Melissa and Jenny McCarthy Hate Each Other? 

Many of us don’t know this, but Jenny McCarthy and Melissa McCarthy are family.  And they hate each other!!!

So when JENNY MCCARTHY marries DONNIE WAHLBERG, her cousin MELISSA MCCARTHY won’t be there.  A source says it’s because they’re feuding . . . quote, “They were close at one time, but they’ve grown distant over the past few years.

Jenny feels she helped Melissa get a leg up in the business.  But now that Melissa’s career is skyrocketing, Jenny feels [Melissa] doesn’t have time for her.”


Photo Opp Quickie!

DC Comics released their first close-up of Ben Affeck as Batman at Comic Con yesterday…..basically, all you can see is his mouth and unshaven chin, but he DOES look good.  Check the picture out by clicking here.


Here’s the First “Fifty Shades of Grey” Trailer 

The moment that suburban moms have been waiting all year for has arrived!

The first trailer for “Fifty Shades of Grey” hit the web yesterday, and it does indeed include a small sample of some of the stuff you read in the book!!!

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Dirt Alert: Thursday, 7/24/14

Did Justin Bieber Use a Wheelchair at Disneyland to Cut Lines? 

JUSTIN BIEBER was spotted in a WHEELCHAIR at Disneyland over the weekend, which caused OUTRAGE on the Internet among people who deduced that he was only using it to cut the long ride lines.

But Justin’s people say he’s nursing a knee injury . . .  and they also pointed out that Disney already escorts him onto rides to avoid large crowds, so he doesn’t even need a wheelchair to cut ahead.

Click here to see some pictures and a brief video of Justin in his chair.


LeBron James Apologized for the Media Circus in His Neighborhood, By Sending His Neighbors

It definitely doesn’t sound fun to be one of JUSTIN BIEBER’S neighbors.  But earlier this month, it wasn’t all that easy living in LEBRON JAMES’ neighborhood in Northeast Ohio either.

In the days leading up to his decision to come back to Cleveland . . . and in the aftermath . . . a ton of fans and media types camped out around his house.

Well, Justin should take note:  Because LeBron just did something awesome.  He sent his neighbors a dozen gourmet CUPCAKES, along with an apology.

Click here to see photos of the cupcakes and the note.


Adele’s Baby Wins Lawsuit Against Paparazzi

Adele’s 1-year-old son, Angelo, just won 5-figures in damages from Corbis Images after the paparazzi agency photographed private moments of Adele and Angelo.

Adele has made it clear since the Angelo’s birth that she never wanted him to be “public property.”

In addition to the 5-figure sum, as part of the settlement, Corbis Images agreed to never sell the photos again.

The money will be held in a trust for Angelo, who turns 2 in October.

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Dirt Alert: Wednesday, 7/23/14

Celebrities On the Split #1:  Are Jay Z and Beyoncé Breaking Up? 

Are JAY Z and BEYONCÉ gearing up to . . . split apart?  The rumors are building that they’ll divorce after their On the Run tour ends later this summer.

One source laid the whole thing out like this . . . quote, “This high-profile marriage is just a business arrangement . . . [and it] will wind down after their current project is finished.

“They are splitting up everything (properties, money, children) right now, but will be keeping up appearances until the announcement.”


Celebrities On the Split #2

This can’t be a good sign:  The Bel Air mansion of ROBIN THICKE and PAULA PATTON is on the market.


Does Bill Clinton Have a Busty Blonde Mistress His Security Detail Calls “The Energizer”? 

According to a new book, Bill has a “busty blonde mistress” who regularly visits the Clinton family home in Chappaqua, New York when Hillary’s out of town.

His Secret Service detail refers to her as “The Energizer”, and they have standing orders when she shows up . . . quote, “You don’t stop her, you don’t approach her, you just let her go in.”

It’s not clear if Hillary knows about The Energizer, but HER security people keep in touch with Bill’s, so there are no “uncomfortable run-ins”.


Irony Alert:  George Harrison’s Memorial Tree Has Been Destroyed By . . . Beetles 

Irony Alert:  A pine tree that was planted in L.A. ten years ago to honor the late GEORGE HARRISON of THE BEATLES was killed . . . by BEETLES.  Tree beetles to be exact.

An L.A. councilman says a new tree will be planted soon, but no date has been set yet.

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Dirt Alert: Tuesday, 7/22/14

Charlize Theron Is Marrying Sean Penn And Adopting Another Child With Him

Charlize Theron may have changed her views on marriage as a result of dating Sean Penn. According to Us Weekly, the couple plans to get married as well as adopt a brother or sister for Charlize’s son, Jackson.

Sean and Charlize have been dating eight months ago but have been friends for about 18 years.


Philip Seymour Hoffman Didn’t Leave His Children Any Money, Because He Didn’t Want Them to Be “Trust Fund Kids” 

Before PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN passed away earlier this year, his accountant suggested that he set aside some money for his three children.  But Philip rejected that idea, because he didn’t want them to be quote, “trust fund kids.”

Hoffman left his whole estate, which is estimated at $35 MILLION, to his longtime girlfriend, Mimi O’Donnell.  She’s the mother of all three kids, and the accountant said Philip believed she’d, quote, “take care of the children.”


Do Kim and Kanye Spend $500,000 on a Decoy for Their Daughter? 

KIM KARDASHIAN and KANYE WEST reportedly spend $500,000 on a decoy for their daughter North, so the real kid won’t get harassed by the paparazzi.

Sources say they held a casting call so they could find a baby who looks enough like North to throw off photographers.  And they also have a look-alike nanny to pair up with her.

It’s not clear how much the nanny is getting paid, or how much work the baby has to do to earn that 500-grand.

Meanwhile, click here to see pictures of the “Real deal” hanging out with her mom and dad on the beach in Mexico.


Donald Trump Bragged About His Tweeting Abilities, and the Internet Let Him Have It 

Yesterday, DONALD TRUMP Tweeted the following . . . quote, “Many people have said I’m the world’s greatest writer of 140 character sentences.”  And the Internet LET HIM HAVE IT.  Here’s just a small sample of the responses he got . . .

“Name one that’s not your daughter.”  “The voices in your head don’t count, Donald.”  “Those people are, of course, dead inside.”  “Did they say that BEFORE or AFTER U signed their paycheck?”

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Dirt Alert: Monday, 7/21/14

James Garner Has Died 

JAMES GARNER passed away at his California home on Saturday night, at the age of 86.  The Associated Press says he died of natural causes.

James was best known for his starring roles as Jim Rockford on the ’70s detective show, “The Rockford Files”, and Bret Maverick on the ’50s western, “Maverick”.  He won an Emmy for “The Rockford Files” in 1977.


Adam Levine And Behati Prinsloo Were Married . . . By Jonah Hill 

MAROON 5 singer ADAM LEVINE and Victoria’s Secret model BEHATI PRINSLOO were married Saturday night in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico . . . by JONAH HILL.

Adam and Jonah are longtime friends, and a source says, quote, “Jonah was hysterical. He was telling so many jokes, but then in the middle would be so sweet and sincere.”

Guests included Robert Downey Jr., Jason Segel and Victoria’s Secret model Erin Heatherton . . . plus Maroon 5 members James Valentine and Jesse Carmichael.  Some of the bridesmaids were Victoria’s Secret models.

They’re honeymooning in South Africa.


Casey Kasem’s Kids Don’t Know Where His Body Is 

A month after CASEY KASEM’S death, the battle between his widow JEAN and his kids from his first marriage rages on.

The kids now say Jean removed Casey’s body from a Washington state funeral home, and they don’t know where it is.  If Jean did remove the body, she did it in defiance of the law.

Earlier in the week Casey’s kids went to court to request an autopsy.  The judge ordered Jean to keep the body in cold storage at the funeral home until that request could be ruled on.


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Dirt Alerts: Friday, 7/18/14

James Cameron Says O.J. Simpson Almost Played The Terminator . . . But He Missed Out, Because He Was Too Likeable

This could have been one of the worst casting decisions EVER. In a new interview, JAMES CAMERON says that The Terminator was almost played by . . . O.J. SIMPSON.

Back when they were casting it, O.J. was doing commercials for Hertz.

His reasoning was that the Terminator needed to be an athlete, who could run and dive around throughout the movie. Instead, Cameron had ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER stick with the slow, scary walk thing.

Eventually, they dropped the idea, because they decided O.J. was too LIKABLE.


Tim McGraw Puts The Smackdown On A Fan

TIM MCGRAW swatted a woman in the head who ripped his jeans while he was performing Sunday in Atlanta.

Tim was interacting with fans when a woman suddenly GRABBED the preexisting hole in his jeans and riped them even more. That’s when he reacts. He brushes her hand back and then smacks the top of her head. You can see her hair fly.

Tim McGraw Slaps Fan


Jason Biggs Creates Uproar With Tweet About Malaysian Flight

Jason Biggs is known for his controversial tweets, but this time he might have really crossed the line. The Orange is the New Black star came under fire yesterday for tweeting a joke about Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, which was shot down at the Russian border in Ukraine.

He wrote, “Anyone wanna buy my Malaysia Airlines frequent flier miles?”

His followers reacted immediately to his tweet, with many telling him that his joke was simply not funny. Biggs responded with a series of defensive tweets, telling people not to follow him if they don’t like his sense of humor. A few hours later, Jason apologized for the debacle, saying, “Hey all- ok, so- I am deleting my previous tweets. People were offended, and that was not my intent. Sorry to those of you that were.”


Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox and Lisa Kudrow Have Dinner Together In Los Angeles

Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox and Lisa Kudrow caused a paparazzi frenzy this week when they had a “mini Friends reunion” over dinner at Craig’s restaurant in Los Angeles.

Photographers swarmed Jennifer Anniston’s chauffeured Mercedes as it left the scene, causing her driver to scrape a pole and damage the car.

Courtney Cox and Lisa Kudrow, who drove separate vehicles, were able to leave the premises with their cars unscathed — despite the crazy paparazzi attention.

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Dirt Alert: Thursday, 7/17/14

Kim Kardashian Conquers The Gaming World!

Need more proof that life really isn’t fair?

Bloomberg News reports KIM KARDASHIAN’s new video game, “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood,” has already risen to top rated status in Apple’s mobile App store and is expected to make $200 million in sales… in just one year!

(–Kim’s cut is about $90 Million, BTW!)

The UK’s Daily Mail reports it’s the second most downloaded free game on iTunes where fans can enjoy all sorts of Kardashian activities like sunbathing, avoiding the paparazzi and –of course– going shopping with “virtual money.”

(–”The game’s designers say it takes virtually no talent to play the game.  So it’s like being a real Kardashian.”)


Britney Spears Dines & Ditched At The Cheesecake Factory

Britney Spears Dined & Ditched at The Cheesecake Factory in Thousand Oaks, California on Sunday!!!

She and her boyfriend went to the Cheesecake Factory for a giant salad and an appetizer, but once the meal was finished….they left and skipped out on $30 bill.

Britney’s spokesperson said that Britney thought her bodyguard was going to pay for the lunch…but the bodyguard thought Britney was going to take care of the check, so THAT’s why it went unpaid.

Her rep said that Britney feels “horrible” about the mistake.


Charlie Sheen Went on a Drunk Taco Bell Run . . . and Started Talking to Fans in the Drive-Thru Lane

It’s been a while since CHARLIE SHEEN has done anything crazy.  And that streak is now OVER.

Last week, he went on a drunken Taco Bell run in the middle of the night . . . apparently somewhere in L.A. . . . got out of his car, and started talking to a couple in the drive-thru lane.

They got video of it, and he was OBVIOUSLY intoxicated.

Charlie’s rep later noted that he was NOT driving that night though.  He had a chauffeur.

(–Isn’t a sentence with Charlie Sheen and ‘intoxicated’ redundant?)

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Dirt Alert: Wednesday, 7/16/14

Sandra Bullock Came Face-To-Face With The Man That Broke Into Her Home

We are now learning that Sandra Bullock came face-to-face with home intruder Joshua Corbett outside her bedroom when he trespassed last month. (–And all this time I thought she was in a ‘Panic Room!’)

TMZ obtained the search warrant, which states that Sandra heard a loud noise around 1 a.m., went to shut her bedroom door, and saw Corbett standing in the hallway. Sandra slammed the door and locked it, calling 911.

She informed police that she had showered before going to bed, and that Corbett may have been in her house the entire time.

When cops arrived at Bullock’s home, Corbett yelled, “Sandy, I’m sorry! Please don’t press charges.”


Casey Kasem Still Unburied A Month After Death

A spokesman for Casey Kasem’s daughter says that Casey’s unburied body remains at a funeral home in Tacoma, Washington, a month after his death.

Kasem’s children from his first marriage hope he will be buried at Forest Lawn cemetery in Glendale, California, as he wished. But Casey’s 2nd wife, Jean Kasem, has the rights to his body and has not made any arrangements for him to be buried.

Kasem died June 15th at a hospital in Washington state.


Is Jessica Simpson Taking Her Husband’s Last Name? 

It’s still pretty common for REGULAR women to take their husband’s last name when they get married…but it isn’t often that a celebrity does it.  JESSICA SIMPSON might be an exception.

She posted a sexy photo of herself on Instagram . . . wearing a one-piece bathing suit while lounging in a pool chair.  She captioned it “Jessica Johnson.”

Technically, it’s unclear whether Jessica is OFFICIALLY changing her name.  Despite the post, her Instagram handle is still “Jessica Simpson,” and she hasn’t commented further.

Jessica married former football player ERIC JOHNSON earlier this month.

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Dirt Alert: Monday, 7/14/14

A “Get Together” At Paris Hilton’s House Turns Into A Brawl

Paris Hilton and a few friends were hanging out at her home early Sunday morning when a brawl broke out that left her brother, Barron Hilton, injured, and former Baywatch star Jeremy Jackson in need of stitches.

Jeremy Jackson alleges that he was jumped by Paris and her friends.

Paris Hilton has a totally different take on what happened. She told police that 5 or 6 of her friends were hanging out at her house when Jeremy Jackson came over uninvited. When they asked him to leave, Jeremy went crazy and screamed,  “Don’t you know who I am?  I was on ‘Baywatch’ and ‘Celebrity Rehab’.” Then, he grabbed one of her friends and started to choke him. Several people jumped in to break up the fight and Jeremy was hit over the head with a vodka bottle.

When police arrived, no one wanted to press charges so no arrests were made.


It’s Actually Happening:  LeBron James Is Returning to Cleveland 

In a fairly stunning move, LEBRON JAMES is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

He made the announcement in a LOVE LETTER written to the city of Cleveland that was posted on the “Sports Illustrated” website on Friday.

In his letter, which was titled “I’m Coming Home”, LeBron says he wants to RETIRE in Cleveland.  (The whole thing is refreshingly honest.  He really laid it all out.  You can read it by clicking here.

He only signed a two-year max contract for now, but the shorter deal is just a financial move to maximize his salary.


Tracy Morgan Is Out of the Hospital, and He’s Suing Walmart Over the Truck Driver Who Crashed Into Him

TRACY MORGAN is back home.  He was in a rehab facility, recovering from a car crash in New Jersey last month.  He suffered a broken leg and several broken ribs.

Tracy also just filed a lawsuit against Walmart over the crash, because it was one of their trucks that slammed into the back of his limo around 1:00 A.M. on June 7th.

Tracy and three other plaintiffs are seeking unspecified damages.

The paparazzi got a photo of Tracy in a wheelchair with a bandaged leg…check it out by clicking here.

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Dirt Alert: Thursday, 7/10/14

What Would Russel Crowe Do If He Could Do It All Over Again?

RUSSELL CROWE is mourning the one who got away and her name is MEG RYAN.

The National Enquirer reports the newly-single Oscar-winner “adores” his ex-wife, DANIELLE, and the time they spent together, but really wants Meg Ryan back.

Unfortunately, she’s been hot and heavy with JOHN MELLENCAMP for over three years and they’ve made a nice life together in New York City.


Rosie O’Donnell’s Return to “The View” Ruined Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s Vacation 

Tragic news to report today:  ELISABETH HASSELBECK’S vacation has been RUINED.  What happened?  Did she lose her luggage, bad weather?

No, it was the reports that ROSIE O’DONNELL is coming back to “The View”.  Technically there’s no official word yet . . . but Elisabeth is already whining about how this is a sign of the apocalypse.

Elisabeth said she wasn’t surprised, but ranted about how Rosie “spit in the face” of the military . . . her network . . . and HER, even as she “stood by her and had civilized debates.”


George Clooney Got a British Tabloid to Apologize for Saying His Fiancée’s Mother Doesn’t Approve of Him 

GEORGE CLOONEY got a British tabloid to take back its claim that Amal Alamuddin’s mother doesn’t approve of him on religious grounds.

In a “USA Today” column, George blasted the tabloid over the, quote, “completely fabricated” article.

He said, quote, “To exploit religious differences where none exist is at the very least negligent and more appropriately dangerous.”

The tabloid immediately responded, saying, quote, “We accept Mr. Clooney’s assurance that the story is inaccurate and we apologize to him, Miss Amal Alamuddin and her mother for any distress caused.”

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