Dirt Alert: Friday, 10/24/14

Khloe Kardashian Can’t Find Her Way To The Big ‘D’!

There’s a good reason KHLOE KARDASHIAN is still married to LAMAR ODOM.

She can’t find her dashing husband!  Sources Khloe tell Us Weekly that no one can get in touch with Lamar and he refuses to sign the divorce papers while friends of his claim he’s still hoping for reconciliation.


Watch Justin Bieber Try to Pick Up a Model by Telling Her She Looks Like Princess Jasmine from “Aladdin” 

JUSTIN BIEBER was being driven down Rodeo Drive in a Rolls-Royce . . . so when he spotted a sexy woman on the sidewalk, he made the driver stop right there.

The woman turned out to be a model named JACQUELINE YOUNIS, and Justin tried to sweet-talk her by telling her she looks like Princess Jasmine from “Aladdin”.

Then he got her to come over to his car window and take a picture with him, which she was more than happy to do.

TMZ says it looked like they were about to exchange numbers, but too many photographers and fans swooped in and put the block on Justin.

(Check out video and a gallery of Jacqueline here.)


Is Lindsay Lohan Trying to Get Together With Prince Harry? 

While LINDSAY LOHAN is doing theater in London, she’s hoping to bag herself a GINGER PRINCE.  That’s right:  She’s making a run at PRINCE HARRY.

A so-called “source” says, quote, “She thinks she can make her dream of becoming a princess come true.  Lindsay loves that she and Harry are both redheads. She talks about how they’d make the most adorable kids.”

The source says Lindsay has been hanging out at Harry’s favorite bars, hoping to bump into him, but it hasn’t happened yet.

Lindsay’s rep is denying this of course.  He says, quote, “It is beyond absurd . . . must be a slow news day.”

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Dirt Alert: Thursday, 10/23/14

Renee Zellweger Says What’s Different About Her is That She’s Leading a “Happy, More Fulfilling Life” 

RENEE ZELLWEGER issued a statement yesterday to address her radically altered appearance.  But she made absolutely no mention of having undergone any cosmetic procedures.

She said, quote, “I’m glad folks think I look different!  I’m living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I’m thrilled that perhaps it shows . . . My friends say that I look peaceful.  I am healthy.”

And I guess she expects people to believe it.

Yesterday on “The View”, ROSIE O’DONNELL asked the question we’ve all been dying to ask:  She said, quote, “If somebody who is a public figure drastically changes their appearance so that they’re unrecognizable, are we as a society supposed to pretend we don’t see it?


Jennifer Lopez is About to Ink a Vegas Deal . . . But She Won’t Make As Much as Britney Spears 

JENNIFER LOPEZ is reportedly in the final stages of making a deal for a Las Vegas residency at the Axis at Planet Hollywood . . . which is the same place BRITNEY SPEARS is doing hers.  But she won’t make as much as Britney.

J-Lo will make $350,000 per show, and she’s doing 72 shows, for a total of $26.4 million.  Britney is making $475,000 a show.

But neither of these ladies makes what CELINE DION does.  She’s the QUEEN of Vegas, at $476,000 a show.


Melissa Rivers Inherited Most of Joan Rivers’ $100 Million Estate 

Word has it MELISSA RIVERS has inherited the bulk of JOAN RIVERS’ estate, which is worth well over $100 million.

“Us” magazine claims she’s getting $75 million in cash, as well as Joan’s $35 million condo on New York’s Upper East Side.  Melissa’s 13-year-old son Cooper is expected to get his own inheritance.

Despite coming into all this money a “source” says, quote, “It’s no consolation for losing her mother so soon.”


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Dirt Alert: Wednesday, 10/22/14

Unconfirmed Rumors!!!

RYAN REYNOLDS isn’t messing around when it comes to naming his firstborn child. PerezHilton.com reports Ryan and his wife, Blake Lively don’t want anything “pretentious” or “Hollywood-y,” so they’re going with (wait for it…) Excalibur Anaconda Reynolds if it’s a girl.


Man Jokes With President Obama: ‘Don’t Touch My Girlfriend’

President Obama held his own against a jealous boyfriend in Chicago on Monday.

A man named Mike Jones showed up to the polling place where Obama was casting his early ballot in the Illinois state election.  As Obama cast his ballot, he was standing next to a woman named Aia Cooper, AKA “Mike’s girlfriend.”

So Mike said, “Mr. President, don’t touch my girlfriend!!”

“I really wasn’t planning on it,” Obama said, without looking up from his ballot.

The woman was obviously embarrassed and apologized to the president on behalf of her boyfriend.

Obama was sympathetic, and after a brief conversation, Obama gave Aia a quick kiss on the cheek, to give her boyfriend “something to talk about.”


What on God’s Green Earth Happened to Renee Zellweger’s Face??? 

RENEE ZELLWEGER attended the “Elle” magazine Women in Hollywood event on Monday night looking like . . . ANYONE BUT RENEE ZELLWEGER.

Seriously . . . Renee has had something done to her face, to the point where she doesn’t even look like herself.  For one thing, her signature SQUINTY EYES seem to be a thing of the past.

(Check out some pics here.)

We await the tabloid speculation on just what procedures she’s undergone.


ABC Has Already Brought Back the Barbara Walters “Most Fascinating People” Special 

When BARBARA WALTERS retired last year, ABC promoted her annual “Most Fascinating People” special as the FINAL installment, but they couldn’t resist all those fascinating people!!!

Barbara will do it again this December.   Barbara says, quote, “I was absolutely delighted when ABC approached me to do another year.  I know we said last year was our last . . . but there are just too many fascinating people out there.”  Amen.

She’s also teasing us with a few people who will be on this year’s list:  Oprah Winfrey, Neil Patrick Harris, Chelsea Handler and Scarlett Johansson.  The rest of the names will be revealed later.

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Dirt Alert: Tuesday, 10/21/14

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg Have Hot Chocolate Every Night 

DONNIE WAHLBERG says he and JENNY MCCARTHY have hot chocolate together every night.

Donnie says, quote, “Jenny and I have hot chocolate together every night.  I know a cup of hot chocolate doesn’t sound glamorous but it’s those quiet moments with us as a family that are my favorite.

“We have our own things during the day, but this is our time to cuddle up and catch up on our days.”  (Here’s video.)

We should probably note that Donnie said this at an event hyping the Keurig 2.0, and he made sure to point out that they make their hot chocolate with that machine.

Still, the hot chocolate thing is nice.  If it really happens.


Designer Oscar De La Renta Has Died

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has passed away at the age of 82.

He had been battling cancer since 2006.

Oscar rose to fame for dressing Jackie Kennedy in the 60s. His work was popular with other first ladies including Betty Ford, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama and more. Most recently, Amal Alamuddin wore one of his designs for her wedding to George Clooney.

He is survived by his 2nd-wife, Annette Reed, and his adopted son.


Tori Spelling Quarantined For Ebola-Like Symptoms In L.A.

Tori Spelling was quarantined for Ebola-like symptoms over the weekend…but not to worry, she is not suffering from the disease.

Tori Spelling was taken to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles when she came down with a high fever, and suffered from coughing fits and trouble breathing.

Since Ebola symptoms mimic the flu….the cautious medical staff quarantined Tori and kept her away from other patients.

In the end, they discovered that Tori was just suffering from a sinus infection on top of severe bronchitis.

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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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