Joan Rivers was resting comfortably Thursday night after being rushed to Manhattan’s Mt. Sinai Hospital, reportedly after suffering cardiac or resperatory arrest during an outpatient surgery at a nearby doctor’s office.
“I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support for my mother,” daughter Melissa Rivers said in statement. “She is resting comfortably and is with our family. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers.”
Melissa had flown from Los Angeles to New York to be by her mother’s side, said a spokesperson for E!, which airs Fashion Police.
Emergency medical services personnel brought the veteran stand-up comic and Fashion Police star to the hospital from “a doctor’s office on 93rd Street,” a building that houses an endoscopy clinic, NYPD Det. Kellyann Ort told the Los Angeles Times.
The 81-year-old had reportedly been undergoing throat surgery, possibly on her vocal cords, when a 911 call was placed describing a person who was either in cardiac or respiratory arrest, said TMZ, which first had the news.
According to E! News, the comic had stopped breathing during surgery and was in critical condition when authorities arrived. …Full Story
The wedding we’ve all been waiting for — mostly by saying, ugh, is this never going to happen — has happened!
Brad Pitt, 50, and Angelina Jolie, 39, got married Saturday in France in a private ceremony, a spokesman told the Associated Press.
We’re not surprised that they tried to keep it secret, especially given that Pitt made a point some years back that they wouldn’t get married until gay marriage was legal, but we are surprised that they somehow managed to keep it hidden for five days.
The couple didn’t seem to have much of a honeymoon, either. Also not surprising, given that they have six kids. Pitt was back to work Thursday for his new movie Fury, a World War II drama out Oct. 17, and was spotted at an England event for it with a new ring on his finger.
But enough about that. What you really want to know is the details of the wedding, right?
The “nondenominational civil ceremony” took place Saturday in a small chapel at Provence’s Chateau Miraval, a vineyard estate owned by the Jolie-Pitts. …Full Story
Baby numero dos is on its way for Shakira and soccer star Gerard Piqué.
The singer tells Spanish Cosmopolitan, “Pues sí, la verdad es que sí, estoy embarazada.”
Translation: Yep, I’m pregnant.
Baby rumors started way back when Shakira, 37, performed at the World Cup, for her outfit was less revealing than usual and her gyrations subpar.
According to Us Weekly, the singer jinxed herself in April, saying she was way too busy with work to have another kid.
“If it weren’t because of my music projects, I would be pregnant already,” she told Latina. “I would love to have eight or nine kids with Gerard — my own fútbol team.”
Shakira and the 27-year-old Spanish soccer player welcomed son Milan in January 2013. So, are these two ever going to walk down the aisle, as is custom after reproducing together?
“We already have what’s essential, you know? We have a union, a love for each other, and a baby,” Shakira said in Glam Belleza Latina’s summer issue. “I think that those aspects of our relationship are already established, and marriage is not going to change them. But if I’m ever going to get married, he’s the one.”Full Story
It’s only been what, like seven years since Tony Soprano was whacked or maybe not whacked on the series finale of The Sopranos? And all this time we’ve been wondering what really happened when the screen went blank and credits rolled.
So, do you want to know? Do you really want to know?
Okay, spoiler alertathon:
Show creator David Chase finally gave up on all that matters to him and answered the question that everyone under the sun has been nagging him about for the better part of a decade. Without further ado, the reveal we’ve all been waiting for, excerpted from a super-long piece on Vox:
“We were in a tiny coffee shop, when, in the middle of a low-key chat about a writing problem I was having, I popped the question. Chase startled me by turning toward me and saying with sudden, explosive anger, 'Why are we talking about this?’ I answered, 'I’m just curious.’ And then, for whatever reason, he told me… He shook his head 'no.’ And he said simply, 'No he isn’t.’ That was all.”
Not dead. Happy now? All it took was badgering this poor man incessently for 2,600 days until he randomly lost it. …Full Story
It’s a classic tale of romance: Woman falls in love, gives birth to an unplanned child and then a year later maybe gets engaged.
Just ask Heather Morris how well it all worked out. The Glee star has been flashing the rock longtime boyfriend Taylor Hubbell recently gave her, 11 months after their son Elijah was born.
“They’re super happy together and it just made sense,” an insider tells Us Weekly. “Heather was beaming when spotted wearing her engagement ring.”
When Us reported that the multihyphenate welcomed her first child last September, she told the mag how much her life has changed: “I never get to go out!” she said. Or meet anyone new!Full Story
Heeeere haters, haters, haters.
Lolo Jones, the Olympic hurdler and bobsledder everyone loves to hate, is reportedly joining Dancing With the Stars for its 19th season, which kicks off on Sept. 15.
ABC doesn’t comment on casting rumors, since they want to pimp out contestants on Good Morning America every year, but a blabbermouth tells E! News that Jones will be joined by Pretty Little Liars star Janel Parrish and former General Hospital hunk and Calvin Klein model Antonio Sabato Jr.
This will be the first cast to compete for the mirrorball trophy under the disapproving gaze of Julianne Hough, who apparently decided movies are just too hard. The former pro will be the fourth judge on the panel this year.
“I am warming up the paddles and the sass, and I’m ready to have fun in this new role,” Hough said.
While we don’t know the full lineup of “stars” who will be dancing, we do know that fan-favorite pros Derek Hough, Mark Ballas, Cheryl Burke, Val Chmerkovskiy, Karina Smirnoff and Tony Dovolani will be returning.Full Story
If you’re wondering how Brad Paisley and his record label are doing lately, let’s just say they’re proving to be one of the best tabloid relationships of all time.
As we chronicled recently, Paisley and Sony Music Nashville have been trading barbs since the guitarist extraordinaire started leaking album Moonshine in the Trunk (officially released Wednesday) via Twitter in July, sans management approval. The label team sent angry and pleading emails and texts aplenty to Paisley to no avail, eventually sticking the country star with the check at a group dinner in retaliation.
When Paisley turned down the team’s attempts to capitalize on the leaking, they turned to a bit of leaking of their own. Label CEO Gary Overton gave out Paisley’s personal email address (firstname.lastname@example.org, in case you were wondering) on Friday to country radio shows, who then entreated listeners to email him.
Of course, they did.
“I have 18,000,” Paisley told a Houston radio station, noting that he was being a good sport and replying. …Full Story
These two again.
Pamela Anderson is hitting the brakes on her most recent split from husband Rick Salomon. Yes, the same Rick Salomon she was married to for two months, six years ago.
The 47-year-old Baywatch babe filed for divorce on July 3 after six months of the couple’s second marriage, according to E! News. But the pair was seen one week later swapping saliva all over Malibu, and just as recently as the end of July, witnesses spotted them sucking face in Sardinia.
So, it only makes sense that Pam decided to file a petition to toss out the divorce filing on August 21, roughly six years after the couple had their first marriage annulled.
For a little insight, excerpts from a lengthy poem penned by Pam just two days after she decided to call it quits again:
“No man knows what to do with me--
I blame myself--
To play with me, is eternal--
I’m not 'on the clock’ or...
on the 'payroll’—”
“I knew it was wrong from the start--
primitive-- base instinct..
Never marry a rich man...
Euros from a Vagabond..”
Once you’ve stuck it out for 36 years, is another 20 really too much to ask?
Apparently so for Neil Young, who filed for divorce from wife and musical collaborator Pegi Young on July 29, according to Rolling Stone.
A hearing is set for Dec. 12, and suddenly we've lost all faith in the institution. Young’s rep had no comment.
The couple first met when the 68-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer stopped by a California diner where Pegi was working as a waitress.
“I used to order just to watch her float across the floor,” he sang in his 1992 song Unknown Legend. “She grew up in a small town/Never put her roots down.”
Pegi, 61, is the subject of many of Neil’s love songs, and she began performing as his backup singer in the ’90s. She has released three albums since 2007 and toured on her own, sometimes with Neil as her guitarist.
The couple was scheduled to play Farm Aid in Raleigh, N.C., on September 13th, but Pegi’s been removed from the lineup, because, let’s face it, she’s no Neil.Full Story
It’s like 2005 all over again.
Death Row Records founder Suge Knight was shot multiple times at Chris Brown’s VMAs pre-party in L.A. early Sunday, a Los Angeles County sheriff’s sergeant tells the Associated Press.
Shots rang out around 1:30 a.m. at 1OAK on Sunset Boulevard, the site of an event co-hosted by Brown and Pia Mia. Knight and two other victims, a man and a woman, were hit, treated at local hospitals and expected to survive, authorities said.
A video obtained by TMZ shows the rap mogul moments after bullets ripped through his body, ducking behind a car and surrounded by cops with their weapons drawn. The scene is chaotic: club patrons are scattering and screaming.
Another video shows Knight walking under his own power to a sheriff’s cruiser just outside the club where he waits until he is transferred via stretcher to an awaiting ambulance. The clip also shows partygoers leaving the building with their hands up.
In yet another clip, Brown can be seen inside the packed club as patrons hit the floor.
According to TMZ, Brown was shot at but not injured. Knight was shot six times, the gossip site says, and was recovering from surgery in ICU Sunday afternoon. …Full Story
So maybe bragging about sleeping with Kim Kardashian isn’t the key to a happy marriage.
Nick Cannon learned that lesson the hard way.
Yes, the not-so-unthinkable finally seems to be happening. Mariah Carey, 44, and her 33-year-old beau are separated and heading for divorce.
“We have been living in separate houses for a few months,” the America’s Got Talent host told Yahoo's The Insider on Thursday. “(Right now) my main focus is my kids.”
TMZ says the couple already have lawyers and are negotiating property and custody arrangements. The pair are parents to 3-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe.
“Divorce is a done deal,” TMZ reported.
The songbirds’ six-year marriage hit a rough patch right around the time Cannon named Kardashian in a radio interview as one of five celebrities he’s slept with.
“That made Mariah insane and humiliated,” a source told TMZ. “She tore into Nick for weeks.”
That time he went on Howard Stern’s show and said Carey wouldn’t have sex with him until their wedding also wasn’t the brightest. …Full Story
Looks like Vale Guthrie Feldman has a new bestie, because the Today family just got even bigger.
“Orange Room” anchor Carson Daly and fiancee Siri Pinter welcomed their third child on Wednesday. London Rose Daly weighed in at 8 lbs., 11 oz. and measured 22 inches. Daly and Pinter were already parents to 5-year-old Jackson James and 23-month-old Etta Jones, so they’re pretty much the best name pickers who ever lived. The 41-year-old TV personality and Siriously Delicious food blogger started dating in 2007 and got engaged in October.
On Thursday, The Voice host shared pictures of the new addition and FaceTimed with Willie Geist and the rest of Today.
“Baby and Siri are right here. They’re doing very well. It’s incredible. We thought this was going to happen on Saturday and it didn’t. We went home. It was a long couple days of waiting,” Daly said. “Like out of a movie, I sped to the hospital and they were literally waiting for me to get there and we had our beautiful baby girl.” …Full Story
Just call him John Melancholy. Okay, that was lame. What we’re trying to say is Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp are over.
According to People, Megencamp, who had been dating for three very private years, have called it quits. In the end, the Sleepless in Seattle actress, 52, and 62-year-old musician couldn’t decide where to shack up.
“The distance got to be too much,” a source tells Us Weekly.
Mellencamp lives on a farm in Indiana. Ryan lives in New York. We really should have seen this coming. The Small Town singer oft has spoken of his contempt for city dwelling.
“I’m too sensitive to live (in New York),” he told Rolling Stone last year. “I can’t see poor people. I can’t see the suffering. I can’t see the trash on the streets.” He swore he’d never leave Indiana, telling the mag, “I’m going to die here.”
Vomit bag officially retired.
Justin Bieber hit a huge milestone on Thursday, finally shaving off those seven stray hairs he’s been attempting to cultivate on his upper lip since he was 12. How do we know this? Well, the Boyfriend singer provided us with a stomach-turning Instagram video — of course — because like his in-bathroom moral support, we really needed to be a part of the experience, which included awkward gazes and chill-inducing whispers.
Yes, friends, you too can peer up the Maple One’s nostrils and rejoice in the glory that is his abandoning that ridiculous Joe Dirt look he long tried to achieve but never could. As for the shirt, well, one miracle at a time.
Maybe now we can finally source photos of the Biebs without tittering at the fuzz that was. #blessedFull Story
Robin Williams fans will be happy to know the late actor will get a special tribute at the 2014 Emmys. Something they may be less excited about: The comedian’s longtime friend and Father’s Day co-star, Billy Crystal, will lead the segment Monday, according to the Associated Press.
“We felt we needed to do something powerful and memorable,” Emmys producer Don Mischer said. “Billy seemed like the perfect choice.”
Let’s just hope he doesn’t mess this up like he did the entire Academy Awards show in 2012.
Crystal has yet to speak publicly about Williams’ suicide; he simply took to Twitter to say, “No words.”
At last year’s Emmys, Williams honored his friend and mentor Jonathan Winters during the tribute segment. This year’s memorial segment will include a performance from Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles.Full Story