Tuesday, June 30, 2015

NBC FIRES TRUMP - TRUMP FIRES BACK: NBC has fired DONALD TRUMP over the anti-Mexico stuff he said in his campaign kickoff speech. They network has decided to drop Trump's Miss USA pageant and will be replacing him on "Celebrity Apprentice".

Trump didn't back down though. He posted a statement on Instagram that read in part: "Mr. Trump stands by his statements on illegal immigration, which are accurate. NBC is weak and, like everybody else, is trying to be politically correct. That's why our country is in serious trouble."

He added that didn't plan to continue on with "The Apprentice" and that he told NBC long ago that he wasn't coming back because he was going to run for president. Then he threatened them with a lawsuit over the Miss USA pageant.

But here's the best part: "[NBC] will stand behind lying Brian Williams, but won't stand behind people that tell it like it is, as unpleasant as that may be."

Meanwhile, Trump's departure won't mean the end of "The Apprentice." The network is searching for a new host, and TMZ says they want that person to be a minority -- possibly a Mexican or a Mexican American.

IS THERE BEEF BETWEEN IGGY AZALEA AND BRITNEY SPEARS?!: IGGY AZALEA was chatting with fans on Twitter yesterday and admitted that her song with BRITNEY SPEARS, "Pretty Girls", didn't perform as well as she'd hoped, and many on the World Wide Web of Celebrity Speculation thought she was blaming Britney


"It's difficult to send a song up the charts without additional promo and TV performances," she wrote. "Unfortunately I'm just 'featured'. I would've enjoyed performing it a lot. I think it got off to a powerful start, but you need content to compete in 2015."

When her followers asked if she was blaming Britney, Iggy replied, "My comment is factual, it applies to any song. I don't have to s*ck the woman's a**hole 24/7 to be her friend, do I?"

After her comments started being reported as an attack on Brit, Iggy ripped into the media, Tweeting, "please stop. its honestly so desperate at this point its cringe worthy. guys, really? is THAT what i said."

Maybe, maybe not, but Britney may have taken it that way. She Tweeted what SEEMS like a veiled shot at Azalea, perhaps referencing Iggy's recently cancelled tour ...


GAGA PROUD BUT CONFUSED: LADY GAGA celebrated the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling by posting a picture of herself on a balcony in Chicago, overlooking a gay pride parade. Or rather, what she thought was a gay pride parade. The gathering below was actually a Mexican music festival.


Gaga, by the way, claims she did NOT make a mistake, Tweeting she is "proud in general."

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

DID CALVIN HARRIS CONFIRM RELATIONSHIP WITH TAYLOR SWIFT BY BOASTING ABOUT HER APPLE LETTER?!: TAYLOR SWIFT has the love and respect of many musicians today after she single-handedly persuaded Apple to pay artists for streaming their music during the three-month free trial period it's offering for its new Apple Music service.

One musician who's especially proud of her is her boyfriend, CALVIN HARRIS. And yes, I'm writing "boyfriend" because he has seemingly confirmed it in a recent tweet ...


I'm not too clear about the giant owl part -- I assume it has something to do with a festival performance. But Calvin referring to Taylor as "my girl" would seem to make it official the two are dating, dontchathink?

Even though they've been packing on the PDA for a while now and coyly referencing their relationship on social media, neither has said publicly that they're dating.

MARIAH CAREY SPOTTED HOLDING HANDS WITH AUSTRALIAN BILLIONAIRE: MARIAH CAREY wasn't single long.  Carey was spotted holding hands over the weekend with billionaire James Packer, the fourth richest man in Australia. [PHOTO] [PHOTO]

According to an Us Weekly source, "He's wooing her." Another so-called insider tells the mag that James has been interested in Mariah since "he heard she had split from Nick [Cannon]."  The insider adds that they "spent some time together before [this trip], and he thought she was gorgeous."


James’ ex wife seems to approve. She joined them in Capri and even posted an Instagram snap of the three of them together. “Amore,” she captioned it.

Monday, June 22, 2015

CHARLIE SHEEN SLAMS EX-WIFE DENISE RICHARDS IN FATHER'S DAY TWITTER RANT: CHARLIE SHEEN went on a nasty Twitter tirade against ex-wife DENISE RICHARDS, calling her all kinds of names. It all started when he called his OTHER ex-wife Brooke Mueller a, quote, "Sexy rok star whom I adore" . . . and said Denise is a, quote, "heretic washed up piglet shame pile."

The names didn't stop there. Charlie moved over to TwitLonger, where he REALLY unloaded, calling her a "leaky diaper," a "terrorist sack of landfill rash," and "a shake down piece of [crap], [bleep] face & worst mom alive" before railing at her for calling him a deadbeat dad, even though he claims he's given her $30 million over the years.

Sheen ended his epic rant with a picture of himself flipping the bird out an airplane window.


So how did Denise respond to being called a bad mom? With the following Tweet  ...


An obvious passive-aggressive way of saying he abandoned their daughters on Father's Day.

UH-OH, MOVING VANS 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 . . . clearly, they're dunzo, right? Nope

Despite all the tabloid breakup rumors, no one is leaving anyone. Sources said to be close to the couple say they're simply renovating the house and having the furniture taken out before the work starts.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

SPLITSVILLE - POPULATION SEAN PENN AND CHARLIZE THERON: After dating for more than a year and even reportedly getting engaged, SEAN PENN and CHARLIZE THERON have broken up.

According to Us Weekly, the split happened soon after they attended the Cannes Film Festival in France together last month. Charlize supposedly did the dumping. There's no word why.

CHANNING TATUM REVEALS HIS PENIS' NAME: CHANNING TATUM took part in one of those online "Ask Me Anything" chats on Wednesday. Here are the two most interesting things we learned ...


(1.) His perfect sandwich is peanut butter and jelly with Cheetos shoved inside. "Bread, white. Peanut butter, not crunchy, creamy."

And (2.) The name of his down-there part is "Gilbert." An explanation wasn't requested or given.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

THE ROCK SIDESWIPED A PARKED TRUCK: It's good to be THE ROCK.

DWAYNE JOHNSON was driving to a movie set in the Boston area recently, and sideswiped a parked pickup truck, knocking its side-view mirror off.

Like the upstanding citizen we all should be, Johnson turned around and went back to the scene of the accident just as the owner of the truck came out to see what happened.


In an Instagram post that included a picture of himself with his arm around the guy, Dwayne says he apologized and offered to exchange information. But the man recognized him and declined, saying, "Wow, this is gonna be an awesome story!"

The Rock checked back with him a few days later to see if he'd come to his senses and changed his mind. Nope. The man still refused to take Dwayne's money, telling Johnson he had already fixed the damage himself.

CELEBRITY COURT - MARIAH CAREY REACHES SETTLEMENT WITH FORMER NANNY: MARIAH CAREY has reportedly reached a settlement with a former nanny who claimed Mariah made her work without pay.

Simonette DaCosta sued Mariah back in January, alleging that she was on call 24 hours a day as the singer’s live-in nanny and often worked 100-hour weeks without overtime. According to the lawsuit, Simonette claims she was fired last year after Mariah decided her twins, Monroe and Moroccan, had grown too attached to the nanny.

 Mariah filed papers at the time denying any wrongdoing, claiming any unpaid overtime was due to Simonette not properly notifying her “supervisors” of the extra hours.

Terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but a new court filing announced the agreement and the case's closing. The settlement comes a month after Mariah settled another lawsuit from a former staffer claiming Carey owed her overtime payments. The terms of that deal also were not disclosed either.