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Dustin Lynch's face split open by thrown beer can


Dustin Lynch had a bloody smashing time at his concert on Friday, and he’s got the tough-guy selfie to prove it.

The country singer was performing at the 2014 Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival, aka MulletFest, in Niceville, Fla., when a less-than-nice audience member chucked a can of beer at his face. Lynch went on with the show despite having blood pouring from an open wound above his right cheekbone.

“Who threw the beer?” he asked the audience, as seen in a video obtained by TMZ. “You did? Come here! You, come here! You threw a beer and hit me in the face! Come here! Who was it?”

Lynch told People the beer can was “completely full,” adding, “It felt like a baseball had hit me.”

He tweeted about it later so fans would know how rugged he really is.

“On my way to the hospital for a few stitches, I’ll be okay,” he wrote. “I appreciate all of you. Fyi the guy who hit me with a beer can got away ...”

Lynch was such a good sport he took a selfie with a fan’s phone after having his face split open.

“Some douchebag threw a beer can at this beautiful man,” @TaylorBoisjolie so eloquently captioned the photo on Twitter. “So sorry...Niceville really does have good people.” …

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Matthew Morrison marries girlfriend Renee Puente


Sorry, fans of song and dance and unthreatening, handsome face. Matthew Morrison is off the market.

The Glee actor wed girlfriend Renee Puente in an intimate ceremony in Maui on Saturday, People reports.

The couple exchanged vows in front of 50 of their nearest and dearest on a private estate in Kihei. Pianist Chad Whidden played for the crowd and Kiley Dean sang Feels Like Home as the bride walked down the aisle. Things got even more cheesy when Puente performed a Hula dance for her newly wedded husband — and then he joined in for a couple’s Hula and duet, singing Laura Benanti’s Starry Eyed/Video Games and likely making everyone in the crowd roll their teary eyes in unison.

Congrats to the too-happy couple.

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The real reason Bono wears shades

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All these years we thought Bono was just desperately trying to look cool. Turns out the U2 singer doesn’t wear sunglasses indoors and out, 24/7 just to look like a rock star; he also does it because he’s had glaucoma for 20 years.

The condition can make the eyes sensitive to light, which is decidedly inconvenient for someone who spends his waking hours in the literal spotlight. However, the condition is rather convenient for someone whose persona totally jibes with wearing shades.

Bono revealed his affliction on BBC’s Graham Norton Show but said “I have good treatments and I am going to be fine.” So don’t lose any sleep at night, fans. The rocker also said he’s pretty sure we’re all going to think of him from now on as “poor old blind Bono.” And he’s absolutely right about that.

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Missing 'Django Unchained’ actress Misty Upham found dead

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The body of missing Django Unchained actress Misty Upham was found late last week at the bottom of a ravine.

According to the Associated Press, the King County medical examiner confirmed that the Frozen River star’s remains were located Thursday near the White River in the Seattle suburb of Auburn. Upham’s purse and shoes were found at the top of the 150-foot embankment. The cause of death is still under investigation, but officials say there is no evidence of foul play.

Upham died on Oct. 5, the medical examiner’s office said. That’s the same day her family told police the Native American actress was suicidal, and one day before they reported her missing.

On the night the 32-year-old August: Osage County actress disappeared, police were called to her apartment because she was having a “psychotic episode” and wanted to take her to the hospital, her dad, Charles Upham, tells People. But she was already gone when officers arrived.

Her family is now saying they believe she did not commit suicide but rather slipped and fell while evading police. …

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David Letterman’s cue-card man Tony Mendez canned after altercation


David Letterman’s longtime cue-card holder has been fired after getting into an altercation with a writer.

According to the New York Post, Tony Mendez says he cued his own canning after grabbing a colleague, Bill Scheft, by the shirt while on the job at CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman on Oct. 9. The 69-year-old tells the Post he knew better but did it anyway.

“I know I shouldn’t have put my hands on him,” he said.

Mendez also said Letterman knew nothing about tensions between the two and that the tussle had been “coming for a long time.”

“[Scheft] encroaches on my work," Mendez said. "He tells me what to do, and I have to say, ‘I know what I’m doing.’ And a lot of time when I am making changes [to the cards], he’ll stand there looking over my shoulder, and he’ll say something like, ‘Put that on top,’ because he got an idea.

“Bill was always undermining me — making himself out as Dave’s No. 1,” Mendez added. “Trying to pretend that I wasn’t even in the room . . . little passive-aggressive things."

Letterman, Mendez and Scheft got into it on Oct. 8 while making changes to cards during rehearsal. Mendez was still fuming the next day when the altercation took place. …

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Lady Gaga put a ring on Taylor Kinney

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It appears this one is far from a Bad Romance. Word on the street, or Internet, is that Lady Gaga and her boyfriend, Chicago Fire’s Taylor Kinney, are maybe totally getting married.

Here’s what’s we know:

Two weeks ago, Fire alum Sophia Bush posted an Instagram of herself getting a super warm-looking bear hug from Kinney. All anyone who saw the photo could focus on was the ring Kinney was wearing on that one significant digit. Accompanying the photo: “#ThatsHisPersonalRing #NotForTheShow #EveryoneCalmDown,” the exact opposite of what you should write if you want everyone to calm down.

The Daily Star later reported that the Marry the Night singer, 28, and her actor beau, 33, recently gathered friends and family for a commitment ceremony in New York. It all went down at Joanne Trattoria, a restaurant owned by Gaga’s parents.

“Gaga wanted something visual,” a mystery source tells the Star, “a commitment ceremony with the people who matter most.”

The publication says the couple, who have dated since 2011, plan to wed in the near future.

“They will get married properly next year, when they have time to plan a wedding,” said the unnamed insider. …

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Elizabeth Peña dies at 55


Hollywood is mourning the loss of Cuban-American actress Elizabeth Peña, whose talent shined through versatile roles in film and television over the course of four decades.

Peña died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a brief illness, according to her manager, Gina Rugolo, the Los Angeles Times reports. She was 55.

Peña’s career included roles in The Incredibles, Jacobs Ladder, Transamerica, Lone Star, and La Bamba, among countless other films and TV series.

“My heart is broken!!!” Zoe Saldana tweeted Wednesday. “My prayers are with you and your family. We will miss you #ElizabethPeña –ZS”

You most likely recognize the founding member of the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors as the mother of Sofia Vergara’s character in Modern Family.

“The entire cast and crew are very sad to say goodbye to one of our Modern Family members,” wrote Jesse Tyler Ferguson. “RIP to the beautiful & talented #ElizabethPeña.”

The actress most recently starred in El Rey Network’s Matador. …

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How much did Erykah Badu earn singing on the streets of New York?



Yep, that’s how much Erykah Badu brought in while performing on the streets of New York City recently.

For about seven minutes, the four-time Grammy winner busked for change in Times Square, repeatedly belting something along the lines of, "I need money. Yeah. Please give me some money." On a video Badu posted to YouTube, you can see that during that time, precisely one person recognized the R&B singer (and shot an uncomfortably close photo of her — not with her — before moving on).

To be fair, though, the halfheartedly improvised “street hustle experiment” didn’t last very long, and had Badu sung for an hour at that rate, she would have made much more than we do in that amount of time. Nevertheless, we still have to facepalm at all the passersby who didn’t realize they just witnessed the closest thing to a new Erykah Badu album than we’ve heard in ages.

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Uma Thurman's ex-fiance Arpad Busson sues for custody of 2-year-old daughter

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Arpad Busson, the French financier ex-fiance of Uma Thurman, filed an emergency order in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday, suing the Pulp Fiction actress for custody of their 2-year-old daughter Rosalind.

The couple, who dated on and off beginning in 2007, were twice engaged to be married but broke it off each time, most recently in April.

Their daughter, full name Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-BussonLuna for short, thank goodness — was born in July 2012.

“It is unfortunate that this very private discussion regarding Mr. Busson’s visitation rights and his participation in decision making has been made public,” a spokesperson for Thurman, 44, tells the New York Daily News. “However, we are optimistic that a fair agreement for both sides will be reached out of court.”

Thurman has two other children — Maya, 16, and Levon, 12 — with ex-husband Ethan Hawke, who dumped her for their nanny in 2003. Their divorce was finalized two years later.

During a late-night interview with Jimmy Fallon, Thurman said her eldest daughter came up with the idea for Rosalind’s — er Luna’s? — lengthy name. …

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Katie Holmes to return as Jackie O

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Hey, remember that terrible miniseries on the Kennedys that everyone hated? Good news: It’s getting a sequel!

Katie Holmes, who played first lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the 2011 Reelz Channel miniseries The Kennedys, will reprise her role in the forthcoming four-parter The Kennedys: After Camelot, according to People. Holmes will executive produce the miniseries, and even direct one installment.

“Katie elegantly portrayed Jackie Kennedy in the first miniseries and now will continue the role as Jackie grows into the Jackie O that the world knows best,” Reelz CEO Stan E. Hubbard said. “Katie is brave, committed and perfect for this role. She is a strong, talented woman who understands how special and respected Jackie Kennedy, and then Jackie Onassis, was as an international icon.”

After Camelot will premiere sometime in 2016, a year in which we’ll all surely be clamoring for more coverage of political figures on television.

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Jack White keyboardist Isaiah 'Ikey’ Owens dies at 38


Isaiah “Ikey” Owens, member of the Mars Volta, founder of Free Moral Agents and touring member of Jack White’s band, has died. He was 38.

A publicist for White says the rocker is canceling his remaining tour dates in Mexico in the wake of the musician’s death. A statement on the website of White’s label, Third Man, said Owens died Tuesday morning in Mexico.

“It is with great sadness that we tell the world of the passing of the incredible musician Isaiah 'Ikey’ Owens,” the statement said. “He will be missed and loved forever by his family, friends, bandmates and fans. … We will miss you Ikey. You were and are an incredible artist.”

Mexican officials say an investigation is ongoing.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Owens contributed to work by Sublime, Reel Big Fish, Busdriver, Mastodon, Z-Trip and others.

Social media blew up with tributes for the late musician shortly after news of his death broke.

“ikey beautiful ikey on man love what a beautiful dude,” tweeted Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

“Dude. I’m so hurt over this man jesus,” wrote Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, drummer for the Roots and bandleader for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. …

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Kesha sues longtime producer Dr. Luke for sexual abuse, forced drug use; he countersues

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Kesha was abused sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally over the course of a decade, to the point where she almost died, the singer alleges in a lawsuit against her longtime producer Dr. Luke.

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Amanda Bynes placed on involuntary psychiatric hold

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Just when we thought maybe all the Amanda Bynes drama of late was being blown way out of proportion, reports surfaced saying the former kid star was placed on involuntary psychiatric hold for the second time. This after publicly accusing her father of sexually abusing her and planting a microchip in her brain.

Where to begin?

The Hairspray actress checked into Las Encinas hospital in Pasadena, Calif., Friday afternoon, shortly after arriving in Los Angeles from New York City, CNN reports.

The facility offers “a wide range of behavioral health care treatment options … for patients with psychiatric, chemical dependency, or co-occurring disorders,” according to its website.

Bynes’ parents Rick and Lynn were seen pulling up to the facility shortly after their daughter arrived, followed by police, according to Us Weekly and TMZ.

So, what happened this time?

On Friday morning, just hours before her admission to treatment, Bynes, 28, took to Twitter to accuse her father of sexual, verbal and physical abuse, claims she later blamed on a microchip he had planted inside her brain. …

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Bryan Batt of 'Mad Man' marries boyfriend of 25 years

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At long last, Mad Men’s Bryan Batt has married his boyfriend of a quarter-century, event planner Tom Cianfichi. The couple wed in New Orleans on Sept. 28.

“After 25 years together we tied the knot,” the actor tells Us Weekly. “First legally in New York City, and then in a ceremony and reception under the canopy of oaks in a beautiful Garden District courtyard in New Orleans.”

The pair exchanged vows under paper laterns while a jazz quartet played What a Wonderful World, and therefore we crown them 2014 Wedding Champions. (Sorry we’re not sorry, Kimye.)

Co-star Christina Hendricks, her husband Geoffrey Arend, Patricia Clarkson, Christian Le Blanc, and Harriet Harris were among the crowd of family and friends.

“I’ve had some good ones,” Batt said, “but this was the best night of my life!”

And of our dreams.

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'SNL’ veteran Jan Hooks dies

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Jan Hooks, who worked with some of Saturday Night Live’s biggest stars, has died. She was 57.

The Designing Women alum passed away Thursday in New York City, her agent told the Los Angeles Times. A cause of death was not given, but she was said to have been battling a serious illness.

Though Hooks was best known for her work on SNL and Designing Women, she had roles in several TV shows and movies, including Batman Returns, 3rd Rock from the Sun (for which she earned an Emmy nod), The Simpsons and 30 Rock.

Castmates during her run on SNL from 1986-1991 included Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Phil Hartman, Dana Carvey and Dennis Miller, to name a few. Known for her Sinead O’Conner and Hillary Clinton impressions, Hooks also played one half of the Sweeney Sisters on the late-night sketch comedy show.

Hooks was born in 1957, in Decatur, Ga. One of her first movies was Pee-wee’s Big Adventure in 1985.

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