Harrison Ford was rushed to the hospital Thursday afternoon after crash-landing a single-engine World War II training plane on a Venice, Calif., golf course.
The 72-year-old actor — a seasoned helicopter and airplane pilot — clipped some tree branches and came to a stop in front of the 8th green on Penmar Golf Course, just west of the Santa Monica airport, after the plane stalled shortly after takeoff.
According to TMZ, two doctors happened to be on the scene and rushed to Ford’s aid, tending to him until first responders arrived. At the hospital, the Star Wars actor was said to be in fair to moderate condition after suffering multiple gashes to his head that were first described as "critical."
“There was blood all over his face,” Howard Tabe, an employee at the Penmar Golf Course, told NBC News. “Two very fine doctors were treating him, taking good care of him. I helped put a blanket under his hip.”
Added another witness, "A swath of his skin was missing. There was blood dripping down his face." …Full Story
As Bobbi Kristina Brown remains on life support, her boyfriend, Nick Gordon, is making sure to squeeze all the fame he can get out of his 15 minutes.
Gordon and Dr. Phil McGraw have shamelessly teamed up to present an intervention on Wednesday’s episode of The Dr. Phil Show, according to a CBS press release. Viewers will see McGraw “offering Gordon the treatment he appears to so desperately need as he battles drug and alcohol addiction.”
Right, right, right — so about the buried lede: The 22-year-old also will open up about the “severe pain, mental anguish and panic attacks” he says he’s been dealing with since he found the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her Georgia home.
“He won’t let go of the guilt,” said Gordon’s mother, Michelle, according to the release.
This isn’t the first time Gordon has gone public about the incident and ensuing drama. Via Twitter, he begged Brown’s family to let him see her.
“Let me in the hospital to see my girl and let her hear my voice,” he wrote on Feb. 21. “SHE WILL WAKE UP!!!”
That set off an attorney battle that remains in progress as Bobbi Kristina lies comatose at Emory University Hospital.Full Story
Gossips were abuzz Wednesday with the unconfirmed word that Chris Brown has fathered a now-9-month-old child with former model Nia Gonzalez. And by fathered, we mean he got someone pregnant and just found out he has some daddy-daughter dances is his future — allegedly.
TMZ was the first to report that Brown, 25, has known Gonzalez, 31, for several years, but the two are not currently romantically involved. The singer isn’t talking, but his longtime on again-off again girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, seems to have confirmed the news on Twitter.
“Listen. One can only take so much,” the 26-year-old model and stylist wrote Wednesday morning. “The best of luck to Chris and his family. No baby drama for me.”
Just last Friday, Tran tweeted, then deleted, “Ya’ll know a Nia?” And on Monday, she captioned an Instagram photo of a drink with what appears to be a penis-shaped straw, “Good Morning to all you d---s out there. This protein shake goes out to you.” …Full Story
Anyone who’s ever had to source stock photos knows how painfully unimaginative and, at the same time, unintentionally hilarious they can be.
Enter Vince Vaughn, who with his real-life co-workers has bestowed upon us a series of delightful workplace photos. The stars of Unfinished Business, which comes out Friday, have teamed with iStockphoto to create a set of pictures featuring Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco and others.
The photos themselves are spot-on spoofs, but they become real winners when you view them with the film’s description in mind: “What began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable — and unimaginable — way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit.”
Preparing for their roles as sleeping dad and bitter mom, we presume.
Carrie Underwood is Blown Away by her new arrival. The singer and her hockey star husband, Mike Fisher, welcomed son Isaiah Michael Fisher on Friday.
“Tiny hands and tiny feet...God has blessed us with an amazing gift! Isaiah Michael Fisher - born February 27,” the American Idol winner tweeted on Tuesday along with a photo of their little one.
As of a few weeks ago the couple hadn’t decided on a name.
“We need to lock that down here pretty soon,” the singer told People on Feb. 2.
Underwood and Fisher met in 2008 and got engaged a year later. They married at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Ga., in the summer of 2010.Full Story
Remember when we said Suge Knight might be allergic to the criminal justice system? Well, we’re actually starting to believe our own joke.
The rap mogul was taken to a hospital Monday after saying in court that he was going blind and couldn’t “really comprehend’ what was happening, according to CBS News. The two previous hearings Knight attended ended with his hospitalization as well, once for chest pains and once for stomach problems.
Knight, who faces charges of murder and attempted-murder in a hit-and-run case, said during the hearing that he had fired attorney David Kenner, then detailed his latest health problems.
“Since I have been here, I’ve lost 30 pounds,” Knight said, according to the Los Angeles Times. “I can’t really see. I can’t really comprehend what’s going on.”
Knight also asked for a trash can and leaned over it while saying he is blind in one eye and has about 15 percent vision in the other. The Death Row Records co-founder kindly reminded the judge he was shot six times last year and had a blood clot in his lungs, among other ailments.
Knight is also facing charges of robbery after a photographer accused him and Katt Williams of stealing her camera in September.Full Story
Well, the ladies of The Talk have an exciting new topic to discuss: co-host Sara Gilbert’s newborn baby.
The Roseanne alum and wife Linda Perry welcomed son Rhodes Emilio Gilbert Perry on Saturday.
“Our very own Sara and her wife Linda are the proud parents of a new baby boy and both mother and child are doing well,” co-host Julie Chen announced on Monday's show.
This is the couple’s first child together. Perry, a producer and frontwoman for the 4 Non Blondes, has two kids from a previous relationship: daughter Sawyer, 7, and son Levi, 10.
Gilbert announced her pregnancy on air in September during face your fears week, when she was forced to back out of lying on a bed of nails.
“I actually can’t do it, because I’m pregnant,” she said with tears in her eyes. “I feel good, I feel really good … at first I was really tired.”
As you can imagine, flipping out ensued.
Gilbert, 40, and Perry, 49, started dating in 2011 and married last year.Full Story
First Joan Rivers, now Kelly Osbourne! Our little black-sheep-loving hearts can’t take anymore pain after hearing that Fashion Police is losing Osbourne, who is turning in her badge in the wake of the Giuliana Rancic hoopla.
“Kelly Osbourne is departing E!’s Fashion Police to pursue other opportunities, and we would like to thank her for her many contributions to the series over the past five years, during which time the show became a hit with viewers,” the network said in a statement. “Fashion Police will return, as scheduled, on Friday, March 30th at 9:00 p.m. and no decisions have been made on her replacement.”
The 30-year-old Brit threatened to leave the show after co-host Rancic said on air that Zendaya’s dreadlocks must smell of patchouli oil and weed. Zendaya is Osbourne’s friend, and, at the time, the daughter of Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne tweeted, “I DID NOT MAKE THE WEED COMENT. I DO NOT CONDONE RACISM SO AS A RSULT OF THIS IM SEREIOULSY QUESTIONONIG STAYING ON THE SHOW!”
The caps and terrible spelling prove that she really meant it. …Full Story
Sunday was a big day for Lady Gaga. The singer and fiance Taylor Kinney finally took the plunge — into the icy waters of Lake Michigan, that is.
The couple joined a record 4,500 participants, including Chicago-area native Vince Vaughn, at a fundraiser for the Special Olympics. Gaga recently announced her betrothal to the shirtless Chicago Fire actor, who carried her piggy-back into the water. Special Olympics Chicago president Casey Hogan told the Associated Press that Mother Monster’s appearance was “a very nice surprise.”
Vaughn, meanwhile, sported a Chicago Blackhawks jersey — as seen on nearly everyone in attendance at the Lightning game at Amalie Arena this weekend, for shame — while he eased himself into the water. The air temperature at the time of the Polar Plunge was a mere 20 degrees, according to the National Weather Service, so this was likely less comfortable than the Ice Bucket Challenge.Full Story
The good news: Lupita Nyong’o’s stolen Oscars gown has been found. The bad news: The fantasy world in which we imagined the Calvin Klein beauty’s 6,000 pearls were real is no longer.
TMZ became part of the story on Friday when the dress thief called one of its gossip gurus with directions to the gown’s location in a London West Hollywood bathroom. Sticky Fingers was pretty chatty, saying he entered Nyong’o’s room when the door was ajar and threw the dress off the balcony. An accomplice recovered it on the ground below. The man said he knew where the security cameras were placed in the hallway, which helped him avoid detection. None of the cameras were fixed on Nyong’o’s door.
So, why did he return the gown, anyway? The thief said he took two of its pearls to Los Angeles’s Garment District to have them appraised, but found out they were fake. The gown had been valued by outsiders as worth $150,000 to $10 million, but a Calvin Klein insider posed this question: “Did anyone ever say they were real from Calvin Klein? I always assumed everyone knew they were fake, but I guess not,” adding, “Do they really make dresses out of real jewels since Cleopatra died?” …Full Story
Mark McGrath was the unsuspecting beneficiary of the weirdest ego boost ever on Thursday after a press release circulated saying the Sugar Ray frontman had been shot dead by a masked gunman. This resulted in Twitter blowing up with touching tributes along with the hashtag #RIPMarkMcGrath.
Here’s how it all unfolded in my inbox — aren’t I special?
10:10 a.m. (which happens to be my grandmother’s favorite time): An email with the subject line “BREAKING NEWS: MARK McGRATH IS DEAD” said the 46-year-old musician was confronted by a masked gunman on the set of entertainment show Hot Package and was shot multiple times. The email claimed that McGrath died in the arms of co-host Derrick Beckle, and also weirdly requested that in lieu of flowers, fans should honor McGrath by posting a “Sugar Ray Selfie,” which is a photo of oneself “holding a packet of sugar over their heart.” The press release ended with the hashtag #RIPMARKMCGRATH.
So yeah, Twitter blew up. And then…
11:46 a.m.: “Tomorrow night on the Season 2 Premiere of Hot Package, Mark McGrath is killed by a masked gunman and dies in the arms of his co-host Derrick Beckles. …Full Story
By now you’ve heard that Fashion Police co-host Giuliana Rancic made some racially insensitive comments about Zendaya’s flowing dreadlocks after the Oscars red carpet. But, in case you’ve had better things to do than be anywhere near the Internet for the last week, we’ll remind you that the E! personality (if you can call her that) said the K.C. Undercover actress looked like she smelled of weed and patchouli because of her hairstyle.
Zendaya responded with an open letter, writing, “To say that an 18 year old young woman with locs must smell of patchouli oil or 'weed’ is not only a large stereotype but outrageously offensive.”
Zendaya went on to list a number of scholars, actresses, singers, and authors who rock the style and suggested Rancic educate herself before making such a judgment.
“There is already harsh criticism of African American hair in society without the help of ignorant people who choose to judge others based on the curl of their hair,” Zendaya wrote. “My wearing my hair in locs on an Oscar red carpet was to showcase them in a positive light, to remind people of color that our hair is good enough.” …Full Story
They say it’s great to be a Florida Gator, and it pretty much is any time James Franco stops by to talk to a seemingly packed Stephen C. O’Connell Center, as he did on Wednesday night.
As part of the school’s ACCENT Speakers Bureau, Franco was interviewed by Mike Foley, former Tampa Bay Times executive editor and master lecturer of journalism at UF.
Regarding what the conversation would include, Foley told the j-school, “I have a rich field to plow here,” likely referring to Franco’s work as a whole as well as his recent dust-up with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Before stepping on stage, Franco posted a nervous-looking selfie on Facebook, captioning the photo, “GO GATORS!!!!!! I’m going to pretend this isn’t a crowd to hear ME talk. WTF?!?!?!?!”
Calm down, guy. It was free.Full Story
Two things that happened on Tuesday: Big Sean dropped his new album, and Big Sean’s relatively recent ex-fiance, Naya Rivera, announced that she’s pregnant.
Coincidence? The Internet thinks not. But the Internet, it would appear, is wrong.
The Glee star — who married Ryan Dorsey just two months after her split with Big Sean — announced that she’s expecting on that particular day because, according to Dorsey, OK Magazine was about to spill the beans and tipped off the couple.
“S/o 2 whoever sold the 'news’ 2 the greatest 'magazine' in the world -OK Magazine, who informed us yesterday they were releasing it 2day,” Dorsey of FX’s Justified tweeted. “Even though it was way before we wanted to share...At the very least, thanks for the heads up OK so we could share it on our own. #Dadlife!”
Rivera, 28, announced the news in Instagram.
“First comes love, then comes marriage ...” she wrote, along with a photo of a bun in an oven that said, “XOXO, The Dorseys.”
“Ryan and I feel so blessed and can’t wait to welcome the newest member of our family,” Rivera wrote on her website.
So is it finally safe to assume Big Sean and Rivera are ready to forget the other ever existed? Fingers crossed.Full Story
He didn't miss that Vanity Fair Oscar Party, though.
My, Vin Diesel’s unborn child sure is a diva or divo; it’s because of his or her imminent arrival that the Furious 7 premiere in Abu Dhabi has been canceled, another bump in the long road (see what we did there?) to the release of the ridiculous street-racing franchise's next installment.
The super-private Diesel and longtime love Paloma Jimenez are expecting their third child, an insider tells the Hollywood Reporter, a well-kept secret, seeing as how baby is said to be due around the same time the flick hits theaters April 3. That’s why Universal canceled the March 10 world premiere at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, where part of the film was shot: Because Diesel, the face of the franchise and one of this film’s producers, decided not to go.
“He wants to be with his family at the birth; it’s a beautiful thing,” a source tells THR. “What human being wouldn’t?”
Probably all the squeamish ones, that’s who.
The premiere is now slated for April 1 in Los Angeles. A Universal source says the studio is “happy to premiere the film in L.A., birthplace of the franchise, where a core fan base exists.” Nice punning, Universal! …Full Story