We’ve got all kinds of mighty people falling in The Juice* today, so don't say we didn’t warn you. Let’s start with the mess that is Scott Stapp, lead singer of Creed, shall we?
Stapp, who pretty much owned the ’90s, said in a rambling 15-minute Facebook video on Wednesday that he’s completely out of cash and living in a hotel. The singer took to Facebook twice more after his original statement, posting two videos on Thursday in which he rants about God, religion in America, filing a police report to let the truth be known, and a whole lot else. One video shows him standing outside a police station, talking to his camera for 12 minutes. Watch it here, if you can bare it.
“Right now, I’m living in a Holiday Inn, by the grace of God, because there’s been a couple of weeks where I had to live in my truck,” he said in the original post. “I had no money, not even for gas or food.”
Stapp said he started checking out his personal and business finances a couple of months ago. “During the course of that audit,” he said, “a lot of things were uncovered. A lot of money was stolen from me, or royalties not paid, and that’s when all hell began to break loose.” …Full Story
Jian Ghomeshi leaves court after being granted bail in Toronto on Wednesday.
Following weeks of public scrutiny, former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexual assault.
The 47-year-old media personality surrendered to Toronto authorities on four counts of sexual assault and one count of “overcome resistance — choking,” according to the Associated Press. Bail was set at $100,000 and Ghomeshi will live with his mom and give up his passport as part of the deal.
In October, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. fired Ghomeshi, then host of the popular radio show Q, due to “graphic” evidence that he had physically harmed a lady friend or several.
Ghomeshi defended himself on Facebook, saying his accusers agreed to have “rough sex” with him. He also claimed to be a victim of an angry ex. Ghomeshi deleted his social media accounts after more allegations come to light.Full Story
Bill Cosby gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about sexual assault accusations in exchange for the tabloid shelving a story about a second accuser’s allegations, the Associated Press reports.
On Wednesday, excerpts of a Sept. 2005 deposition were released, quoting Cosby as saying he feared the public would believe allegations made by a Canadian woman, Andrea Constand, if the Enquirer published similar claims by Beth Ferrier. Both women say Cosby drugged and molested them.
“Did you ever think that if Beth Ferrier’s story was printed in the National Enquirer, that that would make the public believe that maybe Andrea was also telling the truth?” Cosby was asked. “Exactly,” Cosby said.
He then went on to detail the deal he had with the tabloid.
“I would give them an exclusive story, my words,” Cosby said. In return, “they would not print the story of — print Beth’s story.”Full Story
Jimmy Fallon must be feeling really, really cool right now. Either that or he’s in serious pain from pinching himself for the last few days.
Why, you are dying to know?
Because a new Art Deco-style marquee outside the Avenue of Americas entrance at 30 Rockefeller Center now features the Tonight Show host’s name.
“This makes it exponentially harder for them to fire me,” Fallon told the New York Times. “I guess this means they put a ring on it.”
Well, he sure deserves the honor simply for making that timely, original pop culture reference — and because this was all his idea and he managed to convince everyone to go along with it.
Via the Times: Fallon "had the idea himself to promote the show to New Yorkers (and tourists) with a permanent message above one of the most-traveled sections of Manhattan."
“We were looking for something that would make a splash and let everyone know we were bringing this institution back to New York City,” Fallon said, adding, “I don’t want to toot my horn too much.” Mmhhmmm. …Full Story
Here’s a cheery holiday story for you. Just five days before Diem Brown died of cancer, her longtime, on again-off again love and fellow MTV star, Chris “CT” Tamburello, got down on bended knee and proposed.
How’s that turkey taste now? A little salty maybe? Salty like the tears of a reality enthusiast?
Insiders tell Us Weekly that CT showed up at Diem’s New York hospital room and presented her with a GoPro camera and a ruby ring.
“He proposed and filmed the entire thing,” the unnamed source told the mag. “Diem joked that she hated rubies and said no.”
But in all seriousness, she would rather die alone than be engaged to that guy, as evidence by CT showing up again the next day with a new ring and being rejected a second time.
“Diem knew she didn’t have much longer to live,” the friend said of Brown, 34, “and she didn’t want to be engaged under those circumstances.”
Now, history will forever show that she broke up with him last.Full Story
Get a load of this guy.
Phil Rudd, drummer for AC/DC, appeared in court in New Zealand on Tuesday to answer charges of hiring a hit man, but not without acting like a spoiled teenager for the duration.
Justice Timothy Brewer threatened to issue a warrant for Rudd’s arrest after the 60-year-old, who should know better, was a no-show at his 9 a.m. hearing in the Tauranga High Court, according to ABC News. The judge gave Rudd a 30-minute grace period, and the musician managed to arrive at 9:15.
To cover the less-exciting, legal part of this story, Brewer told Rudd his case will be sent back to the District Court because his charge of attempting to procure murder was withdrawn by police. He had been accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill two people.
After hearing the news, you’d think Rudd would feel appreciative and willing to, I don’t know, act right, but here’s where things get truly entertaining: After leaving court, Rudd jumped on his security guard’s back a la Justin Bieber and commanded him to “take me away!” Rudd then flipped the bird for the cameras, jumped in his car and reversed in front of an oncoming truck, which had to slam its brakes to avoid a wreck. …Full Story
J.J. Abrams to the rescue of nerds yet again!
After Regal Cinemas tweeted Monday that the trailer to Star Wars’ long-awaited Episode VII would air in select theaters this weekend and then rescinded it, The Force Awakens director took to Twitter himself to confirm the trailer is coming!
Abrams’ company Bad Robot tweeted a picture of a hand-written note — J.J.’s favorite way to communicate with fans — that said an 88-second “peek” is coming in “select theaters” and wishing everyone “a most excellent Thanksgiving.”
Regal also posted and then removed a list of the selected theaters on its website — the closest “select theater” to us is in Atlanta. AMC Theatres later confirmed that it, too, will air the trailer starting Friday, but theaters were not yet announced.
We have hope the trailer will come to Tampa Bay, and, if not, confidence in the Internet’s infinite leaking powers. According to Yahoo Movies, earlier rumors said the trailer would premiere with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies on Dec. 17; an inside source said Disney had “bigger plans.”Full Story
Finally, we can put down Twitter and sleep at night, for HBO has confirmed that Rachel McAdams is the female star of True Detective’s second season.
Black Box alum Kelly Reilly and Taylor Kitsch of Friday Night Lights will play supporting roles in the show, now in production in California.
The new season revolves around three cops, a career criminal and a ton of controversy following a murder. Colin Farrell plays bad cop Ray Velcoro, who has to decide between his corrupt comrades and the mobster who pulls his strings. Vince Vaughn takes on the role of the bad guy, Frank Semyon, who’s spent his life in crime and may lose everything when his transition into a legit livelihood leaves a business partner dead. As for McAdams, she’ll play Ani Bezzerides, a straight-and-narrow detective who obviously fits in with zero of the aforementioned characters. Kitsch will play a motorcycle cop and Reilly a D-list actress whose day job is Frank’s loyal and supportive wife.
And now we shall stop reading/writing about it before we spoil all the fun.Full Story
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Ty Herndon, left, and Billy Gilman came out within hours of one another.
Thursday was a huge day for the country-loving LGBT community as singers Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman came out as gay.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Herndon, who has been married twice, said, “Traditionally in country music, we don’t see a lot of support for the LGBT community, but that’s changing so much. Nashville is changing so much. I mean my goodness… Kacey Musgraves won Song of the Year for [the lyrics] 'follow your arrow, wherever it points’ and two amazing songwriters that happened to be gay wrote that song.”
That awesome, awesome song.
Herndon continued, “It gives me a lot of hope that that Nashville is ready for this. I get to be free today. I’m born again today, and I feel like I’m not gonna have any trouble sleeping tonight.”
Hours later, Gilman (that kid who sang One Voice when he was 12), took to YouTube to reveal that he too is gay. He also jumped to the conclusion that his sexual preference recently cost him a record deal after a photo of Gilman and his partner was posted online. …Full Story
It’s true! The heavens have opened up and angels are singing, or some such fairytale, because Kathy Griffin really IS replacing Joan Rivers on Fashion Police — if a new TMZ report is to be believed.
Griffin, one of Rivers’ BFFs, will join co-hosts Kelly Osbourne and Giuliana Rancic, as well as Melissa Rivers. As for George Kotsiopoulos, nobody seems to know what’s going to happen to him.
The show won’t air weekly anymore, but the gang will get together for all the red carpets that matter. “Event programming,” E! is calling it.
“Joan has always given her blessing to Kathy,” an insider tells Us Weekly. Rivers reportedly “wanted Kathy to be her successor. They talked about it many times. They have such a similar sense of humor and were the best of friends.”
Access Hollywood recently asked Griffin if the rumors were true, to which she replied, “I don’t know if the situation is correct at this time for me or right for me at this time.”
Very, very sneaky. Griffin hasn’t commented on the report.Full Story
Tracy Morgan is fighting to recover from a severe brain injury more than five months after his limo was hit my a Wal-Mart semi.
According to the Associated Press, lawyer Benedict Morelli says it’s anyone’s guess if the comedian will ever be “the Tracy Morgan he once was.”
“He’s still fighting and trying to live his life at the same time and trying to get better, and he’s just not better,” Morelli said. “We’re hoping and praying to get him back to where he was. But the jury’s out.”Full Story
Dear, everyone: Your new Sexiest Man Alive isn’t Ryan Gosling. We know… We. Know. He isn’t Neil Patrick Harris, either. He isn’t even Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth, though that would have been a pretty close guess. Nope. All that eye candy was passed over (sort of — we’ll get to that later) for Chris Hemsorth, whom you may know from such hits as having pecs for days as well as that irresistible accent the Australians are lucky enough to develop.
The 31-year-old Avengers star was awarded People's honor Tuesday night after toying with the lady fans’ emotions during a mystery-guest guessing game on Jimmy Kimmel Live. His clues: under 35, played a superhero in a movie, had a famous brother — which brings us to Miley Cyrus’s ex-fiance Liam Hemsworth.
Asked via Skype what his younger sibling thought of all this, Chris replied, “Liam’s good. We’ve been throwing sexy looks back and forth all week and kind of workshopping ... he’s been a real team player for this one.”
Hemsworth thanked his parental unit “for putting this all together” and his wife, model Elsa Patakay, with whom he has three genetic lottery-winning kids. …Full Story
UPDATE: Just for you, we have some gruesome details about Bono's bandmate-described "cycling spill." Turns out the U2 frontman was in a “high-energy” wreck while trying to avoid another cyclist on Sunday, orthopedic trauma surgeon Dr. Dean Lorich — who, by association, is a total rockstar now — told the Associated Press. The result: Bono fractured his left eye socket, his left shoulder blade in three places and his left elbow, leaving the bone in six pieces and protruding from the skin. Bono’s surgery lasted five hours and left him with three metal plates and 18 screws. The singer had another surgery Monday to repair a fractured pinky. Full Story
Bow down, Beys.
Every girl whose big sister is a superstar knows that Solange Knowles’ struggle is real. She’s the Anna to Beyonce’s Elsa, the Kit to her Dottie. But for one glorious day — Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 — Queen Bey played a secondary role as her singer-songwriter sister married video director Alan Ferguson in New Orleans.
Solange’s reputation as That Violent Elevator Lady almost could be forgotten while perusing Vogue’s eye candy-filled album of the artist’s funky, boho celebration.
After a weekend of pre-wedding festivities — movie night at the quirky Indywood cinema and a dance party with DJ Soul Sister at the Hi Ho Lounge — the couple showed up at the Marigny Opera House on white bicycles, the 28-year-old bride wearing a crisp, breathtaking, off-white jumpsuit with attached cape by Stephane Rolland.
After the pair made their entrance, Solange changed into a caped, ivory, floor-length gown by Humberto Leon for Kenzo as Beyonce and Jay Z arrived with daughter Blue Ivy in tow. …Full Story
Diplo took a break from throwing shade at Taylor Swift and Lorde for a second to welcome his second son with ex Kathryn Lockhart.
The DJ and music producer fittingly named his kid Lazer, because that’s what his music sounds like — you know, if lasers made a sound. Also, Major Lazer is an electronic music project Diplo created, so now he’s dipped into that well two too many times.
According to Us Weekly, the kid’s full name is Lazer Lee Louis Pentz, and he came into this world at a whopping 8 pounds, 10 ounces. Right now, the proud dad — already father to son Lockett, 4 — is spending time with his brood and stocking up on baby supplies.
In case you missed it while The Juice* was on Birthstravaganza Vacation last week, Diplo and Lorde have been bickering via Twitter after the DJ tweeted, someone should make a kickstarter to get taylor swift a booty. BFF Lorde jumped all over it, writing, @diplo should we do something about your tiny penis while we’re at it? …Full Story