Dirt Alert: Monday, 10/20/14

A Mariah Carey/Nick Cannon Divorce Update

We all know that the divorce process is long and painful, but it gets even more complicated with celebrities.

For example, the word on the street is that MARIAH CAREY and NICK CANNON are locked in a vicious custody battle over their EIGHT DOGS?


San Francisco Radio Stations Are Banning Lorde’s “Royals” Until the World Series Ends 

Some San Francisco radio stations have issued a temporary ban on LORDE’s “Royals” . . . and it’s not because EVERYONE could use a break from that song.

It’s because the San Francisco Giants are playing the Kansas City Royals in the World Series beginning tomorrow night.  The stations will lift the ban once the series is over.

The title of the song isn’t just a coincidence.  Lorde has said that it was inspired by an old picture she saw of GEORGE BRETT in his Royals uniform.


Oops! Presidential Credit Card Declined

Even the president of the United States isn’t immune from embarrassment when using a credit card.

President Barack Obama confided to reporters that his credit card was declined when he tried to pay for a dinner out with his wife Michelle at a New York City restaurant recently.

The first lady pulled out her own credit card to cover the bill.

Apparently, Obama’s card was rejected because it hadn’t been used recently and the credit card company thought it was a fraudulent purchase.


David Letterman’s Cue Card Guy Was Fired After He Attacked One of His Writers 

DAVID LETTERMAN’s longtime cue card guy was FIRED after he attacked “Late Show” writer BILL SCHEFT about a week ago.

69-year-old TONY MENDEZ says Scheft has been a passive-aggressive jerk to him for years, and his temper finally got the best of him.

He says, quote, “I just grabbed him by the shirt.  He was very surprised.  He was cowering.”

Mendez was fired on the spot, but he doesn’t blame Letterman.  He says it was CBS’ call to let him go.  And he adds, quote, “Dave is the best, the most generous boss I have ever had.”

Mendez had been with Letterman since 1993.

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Dirt Alert: Friday, 10/17/14

Royal Twins!

Is KATE MIDDLETON having twins?

A source close to the Duchess of Cambridge tells Star magazine that her severe sickness told her something was different this time and not only are they having twins, but twin girls!

(–Since our source is Star magazine, this is not a Royal Update as much as it is a Royal Rumor!)


Heidi Klum Is Officially Divorced

Heidi Klum is officially a single woman!!  Her divorce from Seal became official earlier this week.

Apparently, the two managed to get through the divorce without any major drama.

They didn’t argue over the division of property and neither of them will be getting spousal support.

Their custody agreement over their four children is being kept confidential.

Heidi first filed for divorce in April 2012.


Get Ready for Ebola:  The TV Series! 

Just in time to take advantage of the fear, director RIDLEY SCOTT is producing a limited-run series about EBOLA.

This isn’t total exploitation, though.  It’s based on a 1994 nonfiction book called “The Hot Zone” by Richard Preston . . . and Scott and his producing partner have actually been working on it for the past year.  In fact, they’ve been holding on to the rights since the book came out 20 years ago.

There’s no word yet on any casting, a network or an airdate.


Joan Rivers Died from a Lack of Oxygen to the Brain 

The New York City Medical Examiner’s office released the official cause of death for JOAN RIVERS.  Joan died from a lack of oxygen to the brain while undergoing two procedures at a clinic in New York.

Those procedures were to evaluate vocal problems and reflux disease.  And the medical examiner noted that Joan WAS sedated with propofol at the time.

They classified her death as a “therapeutic complication,” meaning it was, quote, “a predictable complication of medical therapy.”  They didn’t say whether anyone could be held legally responsible.


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Dirt Alert: Thursday, 10/16/14

Is Lionel Richie Khloe Kardashian’s Dad? 

There’s a rumor going around that LIONEL RICHIE is KHLOE KARDASHIAN’s real father.

Supposedly, Lionel had an affair with KRIS JENNER back in the early ’80s, and some people think Khloe looks like Lionel’s 16-year-old daughter Sofia.

Radar Online claims that Lionel’s 16-year-old daughter Sofia is the SPITTING IMAGE of Khloe.  (Here’s their pictorial “proof“, which is debatable.)

Kris was, of course, married to Khloe’s FATHER OF RECORD, ROBERT KARDASHIAN SR.

Khloe’s been down this road before and she’s taking it in stride.  She says, quote, “I’ve had so many dads my head is spinning.”


Let’s All Watch Paula Abdul Sing About Mammograms 

PAULA ABDUL is back with a new jam.  But this one doesn’t teach you to be STRAIGHT UP or that OPPOSITES ATTRACT.  This one is all about breast cancer.

Paula teamed up with Avon for a song and video called “Check Yourself”.

Since it’s a Paula Abdul jam there’s lots of dancing, and the choreography is very, uh, chesty!!

Robin Thicke Threw Himself a Divorce Party with Leonardo DiCaprio and a Bunch of Models 

ROBIN THICKE is done moping over his divorce with PAULA PATTON.

The “New York Post” says he threw himself a wild divorce party on Friday night that included LEONARDO DICAPRIO and a bunch of models.

A source says, quote, “Robin, in particular, was dancing and talking to a pretty brunette throughout most of the night.  Everyone was dancing until past 3:00 A.M.”

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Dirt Alert: Wednesday, 10/15/14

Christina Aguilera And Pharrell Returning To ‘The Voice’

The Voice is going to be red-hot next year because Christina Aguilera and Pharrell Williams are coming back to the show!

Christina and Pharrell will be re-joining coaches Adam Levine and Black Shelton for the show’s 8th season.


Mark Zuckerberg is Donating $25 Million to Fight Ebola 

Facebook founder MARK ZUCKERBERG and his wife Priscilla are donating $25 million to help fight Ebola.  And he announced it, obviously, on Facebook.

Mark said, quote, “We need to get Ebola under control in the near term so that it doesn’t spread further and become a long term global health crisis that we end up fighting for decades at large scale, like HIV or polio.

“We believe our grant is the quickest way to empower the CDC and the experts in this field to prevent this outcome.”


Bono Has This to Say to Those Who Were Upset About Their New Album Being Dumped in Their iTunes:  “Oops” 

U2 hosted a bizarre Q&A session on Facebook, where they responded to fans’ questions, and the best part is when this question came up:  Quote, “Can you please never release an album on iTunes that automatically downloads to people’s playlists ever again?  It’s really rude.”

BONO responded, quote, “Oops . . . I’m sorry about that.  I had this beautiful idea and we got carried away with ourselves.  Artists are prone to that kind of thing.”

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Dirt Alert: Tuesday, 10/14/14

Watch a 5-Year-Old Boy Propose to Demi Lovato 

DEMI LOVATO got engaged over the weekend.  Well, not really.  Recently, Demi saw a picture online of a little boy holding a sign saying, “I have a ring for you.”

During her show in Moline, Illinois on Saturday, she brought the kid onstage with his sign . . . and a green toy ring.  He’s 5 years old and his name is Grant, and Demi had him get down on one knee and propose to her.  She accepted.

Then she told him, quote, “I can’t wait to see you at the wedding.”


Amanda Bynes Isn’t Leaving the Loony Bin Anytime Soon 

AMANDA BYNES will remain on an involuntary psychiatric hold for at least two more weeks.  Psychiatrists extended her involuntary 72-hour hold after determining that she’s currently a “danger to herself, and to others.”

They can keep her even longer if a judge thinks it’s necessary.

Amanda was also put on an involuntary psychiatric hold last July, and remained hospitalized for two months.  Then, she spent another two months in a rehab facility.  She was unleashed last December . . . and that lasted about 10 months.


Amal Alamuddin Returns To Work With A New Name

Amal Alamuddin went back to work this week with a brand new name!!!

On her company’s website, she is listed as “Amal Clooney.”

Yesterday was Amal’s first day back at work.  She and George had been spending their honeymoon in their new home in the British countryside since their wedding on September 27th.


Glen Campbell Releases his Final Song and Video

Glen Campbell – The Country Music Hall of Fame member was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011 and has released his final song and video, called, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”.

Even if you’re not a fan, it’s a sad and touching video.

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Dirt Alert: Monday, 10-13-14

Is A ‘Dame’ The Female Equivalent of A ‘Knight’?

Congratulations to ANGELINA JOLIE, who was named an honorary dame by QUEEN ELIZABETH II last Friday for her services to the United Kingdom and her campaign to end war zone sexual violence.

Because she’s a US citizen, she cannot be addressed with the title, “Dame.”


George Clooney Buys An Island!

Looks like GEORGE CLOONEY and his wife AMAL, have picked up a house on a private, 5.5 acre island outside London where they can stay when they’re not at one of their other homes.

Daily Variety reports the new place has a mere 8,949 square feet, with 10 bedrooms, eight full and two half baths at Sonning-on-Thames, England.

George also owns his place in Lake Como, Italy, as well as a beachside place in Cabo San Lucus next to CINDY CRAWFORD, and a gated compound in a canyon in Studio City, CA, that also has a seven-thousand square-foot main house as well.


Amanda Bynes Is Reportedly Back on an Involuntary Psychiatric Hold . . . After Claiming That Her Father Abused Her

The AMANDA BYNES CRAZY WATCH has been back in effect over the past month.

TMZ claims she’s been placed on an involuntary “5150″ psychiatric hold, where she will be watched and evaluated over a 72-hour period.

The same thing happened last summer, after Amanda started a fire in a woman’s driveway, and did all kinds of other crazy stuff.  She ended up spending several months in the psych ward.  This time, she was also acting increasingly erratic.

Earlier that day, Amanda Tweeted a series of crazy accusations, including claims that her father was sexually, verbally, and physically abusive when she was a kid.

She later deleted those Tweets, and retracted them . . . saying, quote, “The microchip in my brain made me say those things but he’s the one that ordered them to microchip me.”

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Dirt Alert: Friday, 10/10/14

Going To The Big ‘D’

The NY Daily News reports Mariah Carey is expected to file divorce papers as soon as today.


Katy Perry Will Do the Super Bowl Halftime Show 

KATY PERRY has been chosen to perform during the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show.  Super Bowl 49 goes down February 1st on NBC.

What’s kind of funny about selecting Katy Perry is that there’s been talk that the NFL wants artists to PAY for the privilege of doing the Halftime show, since they get such massive exposure.

But Katy was on ESPN’s “College Game Day” on the Ole Miss campus last Saturday, and she said, quote, “I have let them know that I’m not the kind of girl who would pay to play the Super Bowl.”


Bose Not Beats!

You never think about how product endorsements can affect stars, but here’s one case: San Francisco 49ers quarterback COLIN KAEPERNICK was fined $10-thousand dollars by the NFL after he wore a pair of pink Beats headphones around his neck after his team beat the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday. That’s because the NFL endorses Bose headphones, while Colin has a deal with Beats.

Now, did Colin know about this new rule that prevents any NFL player from wearing anything but Bose headphones?  Or, did Beats founder Dr. DRE just tell Colin that he’d pick up the fines, so just keep wearing the headphones?  No one is saying.


Is Jessica Biel Preggers?

It looks like there might be a little Timberlake coming soon, as Jessica Biel was spotted with what looks like a ‘baby bump’ while vacationing in Sydney, Australia.

Jessica and Justin Timberlake will celebrate their 2nd wedding anniversary on October 19th.

(Click here to see a picture of her supposed “bump”)

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Dirt Alert: Thursday, 10/9/14

Paula Patton Gives Robin Thicke the “Heave-Ho”!

PAULA PATTON has officially filed for divorce from hubby ROBIN THICKE.

According to Us Weekly magazine, Patton cited irreconcilable differences and filed for joint but physical custody of her and Robin’s son JULIAN.


Stars On The Splits!!

Is JULIA ROBERTS marriage crumbling?

Star magazine reports that Julia was seen house hunting alone and she and hubby DANNY MODER have been having problems for months with Danny tired of Julia’s controlling ways.


Jennifer Garner Was A Hit On Ellen

Yesterday on Ellen, Jennifer Garner was asked about her husband Ben Affleck’s new movie “Gone Girl”, where he revealed all.  Jennifer responded with “You’re Welcome”.  Pretty funny if you ask me.

Here’s the audio….


Jay Leno Is In Talks To Do A Show About Cars For CNBC 

JAY LENO is coming back! As Jay Leno fans know, he’s probably one of the biggest car nuts and collectors in the US. Jay’s collection is reported to have 100 cars, including a 1906 Stanley Steamer.

Of course, that’s nothing compared to the world’s biggest collector, the Sultan of Brunei, whose collection of between three-and-six thousand cars includes a $14 million dollar custom Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Limousine loaded with 24k gold!

But that’s besides the point.

Jay Leno is lining up his first regular television-hosting gig since leaving The Tonight Show in February!

The show will focus on Leno’s longtime love of cars and will air in primetime, not late night on the cable network CNBC.

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Dirt Alert: Wednesday, 10/8/14

Trouble On Planet Adam!!!

ADAM LEVINE and wife BEHATI PRINSLOO are having their first big marriage issue.

Star magazine reports that Adam wants to start a family as soon as possible but Behati isn’t ready to put her modeling career on hold and get pregnant.


Mark Whalbert Livin’ Large

Check out MARK WAHLBERG’s big spread in the hot zip of the 90210.

TMZ.com reports their new digs feature a library, wine cellar, home theater, rock formation pool with two Jacuzzis as well as a basketball court and putting green.

The monster property is right next door to TOM BRADY and GISELE BUNDCHEN’s crib, but twice as big at 30-thousand square-feet.


Love Tattoos

NICK CANNON finally got MARIAH CAREY off his back –literally!

TMZ.com reports that Nick had the huge tattoo of his estranged wife’s name covered up with a monster crucifix on his shoulders.

No word if diva Mariah plans to follow suit –she’s got the words: “Mrs. Cannon” down the middle of a butterfly on her lower back.


Jennifer Lawrence Breaks Her Silence On Her Nude Photo Leak

JENNIFER LAWRENCE finally broke her silence on her photo leak in the new issue of “Vanity Fair”.

She says, quote, “Every single thing that I tried to write made me cry or get angry.  I started to write an apology, but I don’t have anything to say I’m sorry for.”

She also says the pictures were for a boyfriend, “X-Men” co-star NICHOLAS HOULT.  They dated from 2011 to 2014.

Jennifer is with CHRIS MARTIN now.


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Dirt Alert: Tuesday, 10-7-14

Kanye and Kim Dolls!

Did Kim Kardashian and Kanye West give their daughter North custom-made dolls of themselves???  Of course they did!

KIM KARDASHIAN and KANYE WEST have given their daughter a set of dolls modeled to look exactly like her own parents.

Created by a Brooklyn doll-maker, the dolls feature custom-made faces, hair, and outfits.

The custom-made Kanye doll includes his goatee, a fake-mink vest, leather pants and tiny red Air Yeezys.  The Kim doll wears a leopard print, and a bunch of bling.


Amanda Bynes Is Engaged!

According to Star magazine, she’s engaged to her boyfriend, a guy named CALEB, that she met in rehab, who lives in Costa Mesa, CA, and works in a bait shop.

Celebuzz reports that although she has yet to set a date for her wedding, Amanda has expressed that she hopes it would take place at the London hotel in Los Angeles.

FYI: Amanda is currently on three-year probation stemming from her 2012 DUI and is expected to be back in court on Oct 23.


Chris Martin and Gweneth Paltrow Moved In. . . Across The Street From Each Other!

CHRIS MARTIN and GWYNETH PALTROW are putting their kids first.

Us Weekly reports that Chris bought a house directly across the street from Gwyn so their kids APPLE and MOSES can be with whichever parent whenever they want.


Do You Remember the Uncola Nut?

Do you remember the multi-talented GEOFFREY HOLDER?  Geoffrey was probably best known for his series of “Uncola” TV commercials for 7-Up, which aired in the 70s and 80s.


Unfortunately, he died from complications of pneumonia Sunday at age 84.

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Dirt Alert: Monday, 10/6/14

Quick Dirt!

Football players can’t wear Beats headphones on camera anymore, because the NFL just signed a deal with Bose.


Dental Technician Sues Charlie Sheen For Assault & Battery

A dental technician who says Charlie Sheen punched her in the chest during an office visit is suing the actor for assault and battery.

Margarita Palestino filed the lawsuit Friday seeking unspecified damages. Her lawsuit accuses Sheen of attacking her during a dental appointment on Sept. 25th, including punching her in the chest and grabbing her bra.

Sheen’s reps however, insist he had an adverse reaction to the combination of nitrous oxide and pain medication he was taking for a shoulder injury and that he only knocked over dental instruments.


Michael Phelps Puts Swimming On Hold To Go To Rehab

Michael Phelps will put swimming on hold in order to go to rehab…after being arrested for drunk driving a 2nd time.

The 29-year-old Olympic champ was arrested on Tuesday on a DUI charge. He was also charged with speeding and crossing double-lane lines.

Phelps had also been charged with drunk driving in 2004.


Bill Murray Didn’t Get George Clooney a Wedding Gift . . . Because George Didn’t Want One 

GEORGE CLOONEY and AMAL ALAMUDDIN didn’t get any wedding gifts . . . because they didn’t ask for any.  BILL MURRAY says, quote, “When you’re asked not to bring anything and you’re asked to leave without . . . you know, they told us not to bring anything.”

In related news, “People” magazine says the wedding “only” cost $1.6 million.  We’d initially heard it cost more than $4 million.

Also, “Vanity Fair Italy” has a great wedding photo on the cover.


Baby Alert!!!

Blake Lively is preggers!  Click here to see her announcement. 

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Dirt Alert: Friday, 10/3/14

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Have Announced The Name of Their Baby Girl!

Ashton said “Mila and I would like to welcome WYATT ISABELLE KUTCHER to the world.

May her life be filled with wonder, love, laughter, health, happiness, curiosity and privacy.”


Melissa Rivers Sues!!!

The London Daily Mail is reporting that MELISSA RIVERS has decided to file a lawsuit against Dr GWEN KOROVIN, who performed an unscheduled biopsy on her 81-year-old mother Joan Rivers during a throat procedure.

Dr Korovin continues to see patients –and is even accepting new ones.

Her lawyer issued a statement responding to the story, saying the doctor “maintains privileges at one of the city’s most prestigious hospitals. She is respected and admired by her peers in the medical community and she is revered by her patients.”


Robin Thicke Goin’ To the Big ‘D’

ROBIN THICKE might be forced to clean up his act.

RadarOnline.com reports the singer’s estranged wife, PAULA PATTON, could ask a judge to restrict his time with their son, JULIAN, and wants her cheating hubby to go to rehab for abuse of prescription drugs and alcohol.  Robin doesn’t think he has a problem and can stay sober on his own.

The word on the street is that Paula may be filing papers any day.


Charlie Sheen Denies That He Pulled a Knife on His Dentist 

CHARLIE SHEEN is admitting that he went a little nuts at the dentist last week…but is denying a technician’s claims that he was high on crack, punched her in the face and pulled a knife on the dentist.

Charlie’s people say the woman fabricated the story because she’s bitter about being fired after his visit, for violating privacy laws.  She’d told her son that Charlie was in the office . . . and when the word got out, the dentist canned her.

The dentist stands by Charlie saying, “Charlie has been the best patient…he’s been nothing but a gentleman.”

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