No quit in this guy.
Lamar Odom has made seemingly miraculous strides since he suffered 12 strokes as a result of a suspected overdose at a Nevada brothel in October. He's walking, talking and living in a private residence.
Today, the former NBA player will take one more giant step: Odom, 36, has plans to make his first public appearance since the incident at Kanye West's New York Fashion Week show at Madison Square Garden this afternoon.
According to Us Weekly, Odom and his estranged wife, Khloe Kardashian, were on their way to New York on Wednesday evening. Kim and Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall and Kylie Jenner were already in town; West joined the Jenner sisters at the launch of their Kendall + Kylie Collection in Tribeca on Monday.
The debut of West's third sportswear collection for Adidas is billed Yeezy Season 3. The event will double as the debut for West's new album, The Life of Pablo, and will include a performance by Italian artist Vanessa Beecroft.
“It was always a dream to have a listening party at Madison Square Garden,” West tweeted last week. “It was always a dream to show my collection at Madison Square Garden.” …Full Story
Ciara has filed a $15 million lawsuit against Future, the father of her child.
Ciara is suing for slander and libel, citing comments Future made during a radio interview after a now-infamous photo surfaced showing NFL quarterback Russell Wilson pushing baby Future around in a stroller.
“She probably set [Wilson] up.” Future said at the time. “You letting them catch that photo. Leave my son out of all the publicity stunts.”
Ciara is turning the tables, saying Future’s rants are all for publicity. The suit cites several other interviews, according to TMZ, also bringing up a January Twitter rant in which Future wrote, “This b---- got control problems ... I gotta go through lawyers to see baby future ... the f---ery for 15k a month.”
Ciara claims baby Future has seen daddy Future at least 19 times, sometimes for days at a time, since December of 2014. Dad and son were even seen together last week.
On top of the money, Ciara wants Future to delete all of his negative tweets about her and her son, and she wants him to stop saying anything publicly about their family affairs.Full Story
Gwyneth Paltrow broke down into tears Monday as she testified against Dante Soiu, a stalker who 17 years ago began sending the actress letters and packages containing everything from pornography and sex toys to religious books, earrings and second-hand clothes.
One letter referred to Paltrow “bowing to death.” Another read, “I have a goal: to marry Gwyneth Paltrow and take care of her.”
Soiu, who is from Columbus, Ohio, spent years in a mental institution for his lewd notes to the Oscar winner in 1999 and 2000. That wasn’t enough to make him stop, though. The Mortdecai star continued to receive letters after a hiatus in 2009.
“I felt very upset by it. It defied logic, and I found it very, very upsetting,” Paltrow said, according to the Associated Press. “This was something I had been through a very long and traumatic experience with already,” the best actress winner added as she wiped tears from her eyes.
When a prosecutor asked if Paltrow feared for her or her children’s safety, she responded with a tearful “yes.” …Full Story
Wear your sunscreen, kids. That’s the message Hugh Jackman keeps trying to send every time he posts a selfie documenting his ongoing battle with skin cancer.
The 47-year-old actor revealed his fourth bout with the illness in a Facebook post on Monday that showed a bandage over his nose.
“An example of what happens when you don’t use sunscreen,” he wrote. “Basal cell. The mildest form of cancer. PLEASE WEAR SUNSCREEN and get check ups regularly!”
Jackman has been treated for basal cell carcinoma four times since 2013. It’s the most common form of skin cancer and is rarely fatal.Full Story
It’s unclear what caused DMX to collapse in a Ramada Inn parking lot in Yonkers, N.Y., on Monday.
What we do know: The Party Up rapper owes his life to police, who performed CPR on his lifeless body, bringing back his pulse within a minute of arriving on scene.
“This was an excellent job by the officers and they definitely saved the life,” Lt. Patrick McCormack told the New York Daily News, though authorities would not identify the rapper. “They found him in a lifeless condition with no breathing. They were able to bring back some breathing.”
A witness told Westchester authorities that the 45-year-old had consumed a powdery substance before falling unconscious. The cops gave him something called Narcan, which is used as an antidote for narcotic overdoses.
According to TMZ, DMX is in stable condition at the hospital. He told the gossip site that he had a violent asthma attack after dealing with bronchitis for a couple of days and that no drugs were involved. A relative said X asked for his inhaler right before he hit the floor.Full Story
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O.J. Simpson with daughter Sydney in 1997.
O.J. Simpson's daughter had been living a quiet life in St. Petersburg, blending in with neighbors and going about her business like any normal, private individual might. That is until TMZ caught up with her, and now she's being photographed by strangers, which we're sure is a true pleasure.
And by "true pleasure" we mean we're sure it brings back haunting memories of the paps following Sydney around after her mother was nearly decapitated more than two decades ago. See the photo below, in which Gloria Allred ushers her out of the Beauty and the Beast musical at New York's Shubert Theatre on Take Our Daughters to Work Day in 1995.
She wanted to be a dancer when she grew up.
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Sydney, now 30 years old, can blame the newfound interest on the buzz surrounding the FX crime drama The People v. O.J. Simpson, which premiered on Tuesday night. According to our Times/tbt* archives, Sydney Simpson attended and graduated from Miami's Gulliver Prep School in the early 2000s, so she's been in Florida for a while.
Sydney was 8, and her brother, Justin, was just 5 years old when Nicole Brown Simpson was murdered.Full Story
It has been confirmed: Rose let Jack freeze to death at the end of Titanic because she was selfish and terrible.
“I think he could have actually fitted on that bit of door," Kate Winslet said on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday.
Whether Leonardo DiCaprio’s character could have floated alongside Winslet’s has been a topic of debate since the 1997 tear-jerker hit theaters.
In 2012, Mythbusters took on the controversy, proving that both Rose and Jack could have fit on the door in a number of arrangements. Director James Cameron argued that it was all about whether or not the door would float with both of them atop, but Mythbusters countered that it could have if Rose had placed her life jacket underneath the door.
That same year, Cameron told the Guardian that the real reason Jack didn’t climb up on the door is so he would die dramatically and quickly.
“Wait a minute,” he said, “I’m going to call up William Shakespeare and ask why Romeo and Juliet had to die.”
The debate became quite the rabbit hole until Winslet put it to bed on Monday, agreeing with fans who said that the co-star of the third highest-grossing film of all time died for no good reason — except, you know, all the Oscars.Full Story
Remember that time Lady Gaga belted out a Sound of Music tribute medley at the Oscars and it was basically the greatest thing that ever happened?
Well, prepare yourselves, fans of music, art and fashion, because Mother Monster is set to honor the late, great David Bowie during the Grammy Awards later this month.
The Grammys announced Tuesday that Gaga will perform a “multisensory tribute” on Feb. 15, and while we don’t quite know what senses aside from sight and sound will be treated, we’re on pins and needles. What’s more: Nile Rodgers, who worked with Bowie on 1983's Let’s Dance, will be the musical director for Gaga’s tribute, according to the Associated Press.
“We had already booked Lady Gaga on this year’s show, but when David passed - almost in a single moment - we knew we had to change direction,” said executive producer of the Grammy Awards Ken Ehrlich. “We immediately spoke and agreed that she should be the one to honor David. She’s perfect for it. So I reached out to Nile and, before long, we were on our way to creating what we believe will not only make a great Grammy moment, but one befitting of David.” …Full Story
Let’s all take a moment to cry a river for O.J. Simpson, whose lawyer says he is none too pleased with the ads and interviews promoting the 10-part series The People vs. O.J. Simpson.
To clarify, the former football star isn’t upset about how he’s being depicted. He’s aggro about the supposed unfair portrayal of his former defense lawyer, Johnnie Cochran, whom attorney Malcolm LaVergne told the Associated Press Simpson greatly admired.
Not that any of this really matters; Simpson isn’t allowed to watch the FX series because he’s being held on a 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery conviction, and the Nevada prison he calls home doesn’t carry the cable network.
Simpson might be able to check it out next year, though, when he’ll be eligible for parole.Full Story
Suddenly we feel the urge to sing because we just found out that talk show host James Corden (a.k.a. the baker in Into the Woods) was just announced as the host of this year’s Tony Awards.
Fun fact: The Late Late Show host — who is having an incredible year, by the way — won a Tony in 2012 for best leading actor in a play for One Man, Two Guvnors, so go him.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be hosting the Tony Awards,” Corden said in a statement. “Both times I’ve worked on Broadway have been amongst the happiest times of my professional life. I consider it a huge honor to be asked to host such an incredible night. It’s gonna be fun, I can’t wait to dust off my tap shoes!”
The show will air on CBS on June 12, but before that, Corden is slated to star in a special segment immediately following the Super Bowl this Sunday. He’s also featuring the Big Game’s halftime performer, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, on his next Carpool Karaoke segment.
“The road to the Super Bowl Halftime is paved with karaoke,” the preview teases.
Make way for Mr. Big Time!Full Story
If you follow B.o.B. on Twitter, we’re sorry. Also, you were one of the lucky ones to have been treated Monday to a slew of nonsensical tweets backing up the rapper’s claim that our planet is flat.
Yes, flat Earth truthers: They’re out there.
Neil deGrasse Tyson spoke for the rest of us when he shut down B.o.B. with actual scientific data, but we’ll get to that later.
First, let’s revel in B.o.B.’s tweets:
“The cities in the background are approx. 16miles apart... where is the curve ? please explain this,” the rapper tweeted along with a photo of himself on an icy landscape.
“A lot of people are turned off by the phrase 'flat earth’ ... but there’s no way u can see all the evidence and not know... grow up,” he continued.
“No matter how high in elevation you are... the horizon is always eye level ... sorry cadets... I didn’t wanna believe it either.”
The Airplanes rapper went on to post photos, memes and excerpts from random texts to back up his claim.
“Time-lapse photos of stars form perfect circles... how is this possible ?”
“Btw... Go Pros have curved lenses.” …Full Story
She's so in love, you guys.
Take notes, men with bazillions of dollars to throw away.
35 carats. That's how much diamond is currently weighing down Mariah Carey’s left ring finger. To put things in perspective, that’s larger than Beyonce and Kim Kardashian’s engagement rings combined.
Now back to Carey. The still-married diva of legend got engaged Thursday night to the fourth-richest man in Australia, TMZ reports. Carey’s billionaire beau, 48-year-old James Packer, is still married, too, but that didn’t stop him from gathering the 45-year-old Honey singer’s nearest and dearest for a private dinner at Eleven Madison Park in New York City where he got down on one knee and popped the question.
The pair started dating in June 2015.
Carey’s divorce from second husband Nick Cannon, the father of her two children, is finally starting to move along after the 35-year-old America’s Got Talent host allegedly dragged his feet, reportedly to leverage for more money. James Packer’s divorce from Erica Packer, who happens to be dating Seal, might take more time because new laws in Australia have slowed the process. …Full Story
Love of my life.
Oh, don’t mind me. I was just booking my April 2017 flight to NYC because Bette Midler, goddess among talentless mortals, announced that she’s going to star as Dolly Gallagher Levi in a revival of the 1964 musical sensation Hello, Dolly!, and now I have the vapors.
Midler — whom I was fortunate enough to see live at Amalie Arena last year on one of the greatest nights of my life — issued this statement:
“I am looking forward to portraying one of the most beloved characters in all of American Musical Comedy, Dolly Levi, born Gallagher, in Hello, Dolly! I know I’m going to have the time of my life, and I am so glad to be under the wings of Scott Rudin as Producer and Jerry Zaks as Director. See you next year!”
Zaks is a four-time Tony winner, and the revival will be choreographed by fellow Tony winner Warren Carlyle, according to Playbill. …Full Story
There’s a new Oscars controversy that isn’t getting much attention.
Turns out Lady Gaga maybe shouldn’t have been nominated for her song Til It Happens to You, from the college campus sexual assault documentary The Hunting Ground.
The 4 Non Blondes singer tweeted on Monday that Gaga didn’t pen the tune and only performed the song credited to Diane Warren and Mother Monster. Perry said she has the demo by Warren and that only one line had changed.
Warren said the song is a “special collaboration” between herself and Gaga. Academy rules say only the principle songwriters can be nominated, the Associated Press reports.Full Story
Sometimes you work tirelessly into the night for years on end, scribbling away at your precious manuscript that never will be recognized but instead carelessly scattered onto the muddy streets of New York.
And sometimes you’re Caitlyn Jenner and you’re handed a book deal because dollar signs.
Grand Central Publishing announced Tuesday that it will unleash upon the literary world a 2017 memoir by Jenner about her transition. The book will be co-written (read: written) by Friday Night Lights author Buzz Bissinger, who penned the famed Vanity Fair piece about the former Olympian.
Jenner said in a statement through the publisher that with life “moving so quickly,” she is excited to “slow things down a bit and take the proper time to reflect on this journey.”
That we can get behind, at least.Full Story