Robin Thicke isn’t one to give up. It took him forever to accept that his marriage to Paula Patton was over, and now it’s taking him forever to accept that no one really likes him anymore.
Regardless, the Blurred Lines singer is trying to rehab his image in the wake of acting a fool all over Miley Cyrus’s rear at the 2013 VMAs, divorcing his high school sweetheart, putting out a begging-for-forgiveness album that no one cared to listen to, and trying to pass off Marvin Gaye’s Got to Give It Up as his own creation.
But now he’s getting back out there, making hits with Nicki Minaj and gifting a $10,000 piano to a school in East Quogue, Long Island, so kudos to him and his doggedness and publicity team.
The event was was in partnership with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, which we can’t knock.Full Story
It’s a tale as old as time: cheat on spouse, enter rehab, pretend you’re never going to do it again, wipe slate clean until you ruin it all once more. Josh Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting fame has moved on to step two after the conservative former lobbyist was exposed as an Ashley Madison user last week.
Parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar released a statement on Wednesday saying their 27-year-old son had checked into a long-term rehab facility.
“Yesterday Josh checked himself into a long-term treatment center,” the Duggars wrote on their family’s website. “For him it will be a long journey toward wholeness and recovery. We pray that in this he comes to complete repentance and sincere change.”
This will be Josh Duggar’s second stint in rehab; the first was in 2002 after he admitted to molesting five underage girls, including his sisters, Jill and Jessa.
Duggar’s wife, Anna, has remained silent in the wake of the Ashley Madison scandal, but the Duggar family revealed that she is going to therapy. …Full Story
Isn’t it fun to sit in glass houses and throw stones? Josh Duggar sure thought it was, right up until his Ashley Madison account was exposed by hackers on Tuesday.
After becoming one of the millions of the infidelity website’s users who were outed, the 19 Kids and Counting star released on his family’s website a statement in which he revealed that he’s addicted to porn and cheated on his wife, Anna Duggar.
“I have been the biggest hypocrite ever,” the eldest Duggar son, 27, confessed. “While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the Internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife,” he wrote. “I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him.”
The statement has been revised several times and once include a reference to Satan, whom Duggar said built a “fortress” in his heart. …Full Story
It’s two dependents for Miss Independent.
Kelly Clarkson revealed during her Staples Center concert on Wednesday that she is “totally pregnant” — as opposed to partially.
This will be baby No. 2 for Clarkson and husband Brandon Blackstock, lending a bit of joy to an otherwise bummed-out family who are reeling from the separation of parents-in-law Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock.
The news came after Clarkson broke down while singing Piece By Piece, a song about her dad.
“I wasn’t planning on announcing… totally pregnant,” she said. “That was not planned,” she added. “I just didn’t want you to think I was crazy or something. Honestly, I’m so hormonal today. Nothing’s wrong. Everything’s great. I haven’t vomited yet.”
That’s good news, because her first pregnancy was exceptionally terrible.
“I had to kind of take longer off because I had such a horrible pregnancy — like, I was like hospitalized,” she told BBC Radio at the time, adding that she would vomit up to 25 times a day.
Staples Center was quick to share Clarkson’s good news, tweeting, “We think that is a first for an artist to announce that she is pregnant during a show from our stage! @kelly_clarkson #PieceByPieceTour.” …Full Story
Get well, Brenda!
Shannen Doherty has breast cancer and is suing her ex-manager because of it.
“Yes, I have breast cancer, and I am currently undergoing treatment,” the 90210 alum told People. “I am continuing to eat right, exercise and stay very positive about my life. I am thankful to my family, friends and doctors for their support and, of course, my fans who have stood by me.”
The 44-year-old Charmed star went public about the illness after TMZ revealed that she is suing her former business manager because his inaction caused her health insurance to lapse, preventing her from seeking medical care over the course of a year, which gave the undetected cancer time to spread.
According to the suit, Doherty “discovered that she had invasive breast cancer metastatic to at least one lymph node,” in March and “was informed that her cancer had spread during 2014 (when she was uninsured).”
Doherty “was also informed that, had she been insured and able to visit her doctor, the cancer could potentially have been stopped, thus obviating the need for future treatment (including mastectomy and chemotherapy) that [Doherty] will likely have to suffer through now.” …Full Story
Detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are set to present evidence that could lead to a misdemeanor manslaughter charge against Caitlyn Jenner, who was involved in a fatal chain-reaction crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in February.
Detective Richard Curry said the I Am Cait star was not speeding but was driving at an unsafe speed considering the conditions in Malibu that day when her Escalade hit a car that was involved in the deadly wreck, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Detectives will present the evidence next week, and a conviction could result in a year in jail.
During the six-month investigation, authorities from the sheriff’s department and California Highway Patrol checked video footage of the accident as well as paparazzi photos. They also spoke with Jenner’s friends and family and reviewed her cellphone records; none of the drivers involved were talking on the phone at the time of the crash. …Full Story
Poor Brian Austin Green. In one fell swoop, the 90210 alum has lost his super-gorgeous wife and his relevance. After 11 years and two kids together, Green, 42, and Megan Fox are calling it quits.
“Megan has separated from Brian,” an insider told Us Weekly. “They decided on it six months ago.”
Anyone who pays attention to these two likely could have seen this coming.
“Things have been rocky,” said one anonymous gossip.
The couple were engaged for three years before Fox called things off in 2009, citing her age (not their age difference, mind you) as the main factor.
“Marriage isn’t a realistic goal for someone who is 23,” the 29-year-old Transformers star said at the time.
Green wasn’t having it, though, so he proposed again in 2010, and the pair jetted off for a Hawaii hitching just 24 days later.
“I’ve never been more sure of anything in my life,” Green said, because of course; he landed Megan Fox. “It was the absolute perfect start to what we hope will be an amazing life together,” he added.
Silly hope. Gets you every time.Full Story
Divorces are so hot right now, and Terrence Howard is jumping on the breakup train. Again. Don’t blink or you’ll miss his fourth one.
The Empire star’s third wife, Mira Howard, quietly filed for her freedom way back in March — while she was still pregnant with their child. Ouch. In the filing, Mira noted that she hadn’t lived with her husband in over six months.
The divorce became official on July 27, the New York Daily News reports, just one month after the couple welcomed their son, Qirin Love.
“He’s beautiful and strong and a whirlwind and my wife is so happy,” Howard, a father of four, told Access Hollywood at the time.
Howard is also dealing with a public legal battle with his second wife, Michelle Ghent, whom he claims extorted him by threatening to release embarrassing nude videos if he didn’t agree to her divorce terms.
Mira and Terrence wed in 2013.Full Story
Looks like he has two babies now.
It’s a boy for Joseph Gordon-Levitt and wife Tasha McCauley, not that the uber-private pair want us to know that or anything else about their life together.
The couple welcomed their firstborn over the weekend, their rep tells Us Weekly.
“Everyone’s happy and healthy,” an insider added.
The 34-year-old Snowden actor and his trilingual tech entrepreneur wife married in a hush-hush ceremony at their home in December and have kept the pregnancy under wraps.
“She’s very intellectual and a creator, which he finds very attractive,” an insider said of the couple. “It’s a really healthy and normal relationship.”
How quaint.Full Story
Emile Hirsch pleaded guilty on Monday to misdemeanor assault after allegedly choking a Paramount studio executive at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
The Into the Wild star was accused of assaulting Daniele Bernfield at Tao Nightclub in Park City, Utah.
Hirsch managed to avoid a maximum sentence of five years in prison and instead got 15 days in jail, a $4,750 fine and 50 hours of community service, according to the Associated Press. Upon completion of the sentence, the charge will be dismissed.
Hirsch said there is “no excuse” for his “wrong” and “reckless” behavior. The actor also apologized to Bernfield, who said in a statement that Hirsch deserved a harsher punishment.
Bernfield said she feared for her life when a drunken Hirsch grabbed her, put her in a chokehold, pulled her across a table and threw her on the floor. Court documents allege Hirsch then ended up on top of Bernfield and choked her again.
“Emile consumed an enormous amount of alcohol on the evening in question and he has no memory of what happened,” Hirsch’s lawyer, Robert Offer, said in February.
Hirsch checked into rehab soon after the incident.Full Story
Pros unite. Dancing With the Stars champ/judge Julianne Hough went all Carrie Underwood on us, getting engaged to NHL pro/Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich.
The couple announced the exciting news Tuesday on Instagram, each tweeting a link to the photo that read, “We are overwhelmed with joy and excitement to share with you our recent engagement! #fiance #love.”
The Safe Haven actress did not show us her ring or Laich’s face in the photo, though, so we henceforth consider her a total failure. The pair have been together since 2014.Full Story
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Rosie, Chelsea and Bear. Oh my.
Rosie O’Donnell’s 17-year-old daughter, Chelsea O’Donnell, has been found after going missing for a week.
The comedian posted an alert her website on Tuesday, saying Chelsea and her therapy dog, Bear, were last seen on Aug. 11. Police had been searching since Sunday in Nyack, N.Y., where O’Donnell has a home.
The League of Their Own star announced on Tuesday evening that Chelsea had been located.
“Chelsea has been found and is safe in police custody,” O’Donnell tweeted. “Thank u all for the help and light #missingchildren.”
"Rosie wants to thank everyone for their help, especially the South Nyack, N.Y., and Barneget Light, N.J., police departments. Her daughter Chelsea O’Donnell has been located by the police and is safe in their custody," her rep told Us Weekly.
The note O’Donnell originally sent out sounded alarming, to say the least.
“Chelsea stopped taking her medicine and is in need of medical attention,” it read.
The message also said it’s possible Chelsea may have been in New York City, about 25 miles south of Nyack. …Full Story
Tracy Morgan was critically injured in a car accident in June 2014.
More than a year after being seriously injured in a fatal car accident, comedian Tracy Morgan is set to make his triumphant comeback.
The Saturday Night Live alum will return to Studio 8H on Oct. 17 as one of Season 41’s slated hosts. The gig will be the 30 Rock star’s second as emcee.
Morgan famously missed the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special due to a traumatic brain injury that left him in critical condition after an overtired Walmart truck driver slammed into the Mercedes limo bus that he and several associates were riding in.
Morgan’s close friend, comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair, was killed in the wreck, and two others were critically injured.
One year after the accident, Morgan was still fighting to recover from a severe brain injury.
“I have my good days and my bad days when I forget things,” he told Today’s Matt Lauer in June. “There are times when I have the headaches and the nose bleeds.” …Full Story
American Idol alum Constantine Maroulis says he is living in fear after an altercation with his daughter’s mother, Angel Reed.
Following his domestic violence arrest on Wednesday, the 39-year-old singer filed for and was granted a temporary restraining order against Reed, saying he was the victim in an argument that became physical at Maroulis’s home in Wyckoff, N.J.
“He has injuries on his upper thigh,” his rep told People. “He was trying to be a nice guy because he is the father of their child and he became the victim.”
Reed claimed the Tony-nominated actor kicked her in the groin. Maroulis is claiming self-defense. He filed paperwork with local police in July saying Reed had been abusing him.
Maroulis's rep says he has heard a recording of the altercation in which Reed allegedly swung at Maroulis.
"He says, 'I want to break up with you, don't hit me, leave me alone, don't touch me.' " …Full Story
What do you do when Southwest Airlines kicks your posse off a flight? Buy your own private jet, of course.
That’s what Jason Derulo plans to do after his bodyguard allegedly got into an argument with TSA agents in Reno on Saturday. According to TMZ, the singer and his crew were traveling to Los Angeles when one person in the group was denied access to the TSA precheck line. That’s when Derulo’s bodyguard got angry and ruined everything for everyone.
The group was banned from boarding, but a rep for the airline says the 25-year-old Want to Want Me singer was allowed on the plane. When the other men attempted to forcibly board, airport security escorted them off.
It’s all good, though. Derulo tells TMZ, “I’m buying a plane this month,” so we guess his friends can be as rude as they want now.Full Story