We've got to be fair to Lost star Matthew Fox, since we've been savaging him for being sued by a female Cleveland bus driver who had been accusing him of punching her in the vagina during a drunken ride. She's now dropped the lawsuit, so that means it didn't really happen, right? Well, not so fast.
Heather Bormann dismissed the suit with prejudice, precluding her ability to file again, probably because she was afraid Fox's countersuit was going to make her life hell. Curiously, her lawyer, J. Norman Stark, told TMZ he had dropped her, saying she was too difficult to deal with.
Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, whom gringos will best remember as the spoiled kung fu girl from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, is being accused of prostituting herself out to plenty of high-powered Chinese men, netting profits in excess of $98 million. And wouldn't you know it, there's some political intrigue involved, too.
The U.K.'s Daily Mail says one of her clients may have been Bo Xilai, the disgraced politician embroiled in a scandal over possible involvment in the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood. The 33-year-old Zhang allegedly had sex with Bo in Beijing at least 10 times between 2007 and 2011, for about $1.5 million each time. The deal was allegedly arranged by Chinese businessman Xu Ming, who got away with paying her only $1 million per meetup.
It's time for another edition of Justin Bieber fans going wild, this time in Oslo, Norway, where about 88 teenaged girls were hurt when unruly Beliebers rushed around the city Wednesday chasing everyone's favorite 18-year-old. Can't these kids just watch him on the Internet like normal people?
At least 14 girls ended up being transported to hospitals for injuries worse than cuts, scrapes and dehydration when Bieber arrived in the city to play a mere four songs during a secret show announced on Twitter for his Around the World TV special (airing June 21), TMZ and Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten reported. ABout 5,000 or 6,000 fans became unruly as they jockeyed for position for the show, with people floating up in kayaks, rafts and paddleboards to even get a chance to hear the show.
There was a moment of serendipitious world-colliding on Twitter on Wednesday, with rapper/actor Drake lamenting his wealth, and 84-year-old Texas oil magnate T. Boone Pickens putting Drizzy on notice. Join us for this strange tale of microblogging madness, won't you?
Drake took to the tweeblogs on Wednesday to write via @Drake, "The first million is the hardest." For some reason, somewhere in the world corporate raider Pickens saw the tweet and responded on @boonepickens, "The first billion is a helluva lot harder," then rewteeted Drake's insolent proclamation. Oh, snap!
The movie version of Juice* childhood fave Fraggle Rock is moving along, starting with a pair of writers being picked. Hope you liked Rango, because that team is on the case.
James Byrkit, one of the movie's three writers, is working with Alex Manugian, the actor who voiced Rango character Spoons, the Hollywood Reporter says. Manugian used to be a Cartoon Network executive, so he's had some experience with kids shows before.
We promised photos of Jessica Simpson's baby as soon as we saw them, so thank People, because they made Maxwell Drew their cover girl. Okay, so we're only showing you one photo, but that's better than paying $5 for a magazine, right?
"Life has completely changed," Simpson said about her newborn, who arrive on May 1. "From how I sleep to what I think about, Maxwell has definitely taken over everything!" Including most of her schedule, because breastfeeding is a "full-on job" for Jess. "It's the worst if I have to pump and give Eric a bottle to give her," she added. "I miss holding her and having that closeness."
Perpetually not-single guy Adam Levine is single again, but this recent split with model Anne Vyalitsyna has the guy thinking, why do people think he's such a man-whore? Well, it's probably because he acts like a man-whore, The Juice* is guessing, but that's not how he sees it.
"There's two kinds of men: There are men who are f---ing misogynist pigs, and then there are men who just really love women, who think they're the most amazing people in the world. And that's me," Levine he told Details. "Maybe the reason I was promiscuous, and wanted to sleep with a lot of them, is that I love them so much." See? Totally different things.
If you were once a cast member on Lost, it's apparently the week for you to say the first thing that pops into your head. That's why Michelle Rodriguez brought plenty of attention to herself by talking a bit too much about the Oscars and Hollywood's reaction to Lee Daniels' movie The Paperboy -- specifically, how Nicole Kidman urinates on Zac Efron and has an orgasm. It's a family movie, you know.
"I f---ing loved it," Rodriguez told Vulture. "One of my friends said, 'She’s going to get nominated for an Oscar for that.' I was like, 'Nah, man. She’s not black!' I laugh, but it’s also very sad. It makes me want to cry. But I really believe. You have to be trashy and black to get nominated. You can’t just be trashy."
It was an eventful Memorial Day weekend for former Lost star Dominic Monaghan, who went on a Twitter rampage against former costar Matthew Fox, accusing him of beating women and being an all-around jerk. Look, it's okay to have a beer at the barbecue, Dom, but in this country we at least pretend to practice a little decorum.
After a Twitter fan asked Monaghan to "holla at matthew fox,", Dominic replied via @DomsWildThings,"he beats women. No thanks." This is response to allegations that Fox last year drunkenly attacked a female bus driver in Cleveland, punching her in the vagina and getting arrested but not charged. The Twitter fan defended Fox, so Dominic added, "how do you know we ever did?you don't know either of us.he beats women.not isolated incidents.often.not interested."
Rob Lowe has been patiently waiting for a Casey Anthony to prosecute as Jeff Ashley in the Lifetime movie Prosecuting Casey Anthony, and now he has one. For those of you not familiar with the Canadian TV series Baxter, meet Holly Deveaux, pride of Toronto.
Shooting on the movie was slated to begin today in Winnipeg instead of Orlando, so Lifetime figured they should reveal the 19-year-old as their star. Deveaux beat out the likes of Kristen Stewart, Alyssa Milano and Jennifer Love Hewitt, all of whom manage to have resumes too impressive to star in a Lifetime movie. Are you listening, Lindsay Lohan?
Jillian Michaels is a long way from The Biggest Loser, celebrating the arrival of both an adopted 2-year-old girl and a newborn son by partner Heidi Rhoades. That's got to be plenty of a workout on its own.
"We're swimming in babies over here," the 38-year-old told People about daughter Lukensa, whom she adopted from Haiti, and little boy Phoenix, who was born May 3. "I don't even answer email. I don't have time to care about anything else," she added. "I want to be really present and enjoy all the nuances of their growth and development. I don't want to rush any of it."
Lindsay Lohan has finally signed an official deal to play Elizabeth Taylor in a (snicker) Lifetime movie, and she's already acting like the diva we all knew she was and has no right to be. It seems she wants an A-list actor to play Richard Burton. She does realize this is Lifetime we're talking about, right?
It sounds like the lead choices are Gossip Girl's Matthew Settle, CSI's Craig Robert Young or Sean Maguire. Those are unacceptable, as far as Lohan is concerned: "Lindsay declared that none of the actors were the right fit and that she wanted to go to London to look for a possible Burton actor there," a source told RadarOnline.com. "Lindsay is being an absolute nightmare about who should play Burton. She believes Matthew Settle is too old to play the role, and she wants a major A-list star to be her co-star. However, her salary for the role took up a major portion of the budget, and the Burton gig will likely only pay $200k, max. The producers don't need to get Lindsay's approval of who will play Richard Burton, but they want to keep her happy."
You may have heard by now that MGM struck a $45 million deal with Heineken to have Daniel Craig order the Dutch beer in the upcoming Skyfall instead of James Bond's signature vodka martini. That has a former 007 shaken and stirred, saying that's just plain ridiculous. Who said that? Not Sean Connery. Not Roger Moore. Not Timothy Dalton or Pierce Brosnan. That leaves only George Lazenby. Wow, MGM must be very concerned.
Lazenby, who starred as bond only once in On Her Majesty's Secret Service, told TMZ breaking the tradition is sad, but studios "go where the money is," and Heineken has a lot of it. "Plus, it's not the best beer out there, either." No argument there.
Here's the latest celebrity gossip and news about actors on drugs, pop stars having babies, Hollywood stars getting married and celebrity deaths. Compiled by jack-of-all-trades Joshua Gillin and the folks at tbt*, Tampa Bay's free daily newspaper, it pokes fun at celebrity gossip and those who worship it. And don't forget the amazing YouTube clips that find their way into the Juice.