Forget all about how the Affordable Care Act is going to affect the IRS, because they just wrung a guilty plea out of Lauryn Hill for failure to file tax returns. Now Wesley Snipes will have another celeb to talk things over with in the big house.
Hill admitted intentionally failing to file tax returns for 2005, 2006 and 2007, a stretch that saw her earning more than $1.8 million, TMZ reports. She was released on $150,000 bail, which she should have, since she apparently didn't pay any taxes for three years.
Alec Baldwin lost his temper on another photographer, grabbing a shooter by the arm and telling the guy to beat after being harassed by crowds for apparently days. That should be good for at least a simple assault charge, right? You can practically hear the dollar signs cha-chinging in the dude's eyes.
In a video posted on TMZ, Baldwin is followed by a crowd of people snapping his photo, a crowd he's been complaining about on his Twitter feed since that incident in from of the court house when he was getting his marriage license. He's getting married to Hilaria Thomas this weekend, so that will be sure to add to this storm.
It's officially official: Savannah Guthrie has been named the new co-host of NBC's Today show with Matt Lauer. Wow, that's entirely new to us. We hadn't heard a word about it beforehand.
The 40-year-old legal correspondent (she's actually a lawyer) won't officially start in her new role until July 9, but the network showed her off anyway, trying to make everyone forget how they blamed the drop in ratings on Ann Curry. Her ignominious exit was quick and painful on Thursday, with the crew gathered around her like she was being sent to the gallows.
As if the TomKat news wasn't enough, it looks like Brit singer Adele is pregnant with boyfriend Simon Konecki's baby. What is she going to sing about now? Being strong, angry and indignant was her calling card. Nobody wants to hear her sing about being a happy, fulfilled new mother.
"I'm delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together," the 24-year-old revealed Friday on her website Friday. "I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we're over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time."
It seems all those whispers about Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes having a sham marriage may be right after all, because the couple is divorcing after getting married in November 2006. Those rumors about them having another kid don't seem to be true, though. Thank goodness, because the last thing this country needs is another daughter with a deadbeat father setting a bad example for them.
"This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family," Holmes's attorney Jonathan Wolfe told People. "Katie's primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter's best interest." Well, if that were the case, she wouldn't have let Tom be the dad in the first place. TMZ is saying it looks like Katie filed without Tom knowing, and is looking for sole custody of daughter Suri.
Okay, fine, Ann Curry said goodbye to the Today show on Thursday. We've been predicting that for days now. What we didn't expect was a supposed threat by Matt Lauer's wife that she'd leave him if Natalie Morales got Curry's job. Now that's the kind of news The Juice* was waiting for.
The National Enquirer says Annette Roque has threatened a divorce if Morales moves onto the couch, just because there have been rumors Lauer had an affair with Natalie and fathered one of her two children (that would explain why she was passed over when Meredith Vieira left in 2006). Matt denied those rumors, but people always wondered what happened after the Torino Olympics.
"When she heard about Ann getting the boot, the first thing she told Matt was that she didn't want him cozying up any closer to Natalie," a source told the Enquirer. "In fact, Annette drew a line in the sand and said if he pushed show bosses to make Natalie his new co-host, she'd divorce him. Annette knows Matt is the key to the Today franchise and his bosses will put whoever he wants in the co-host chair."
You may have run across the story that Johnny Depp bought his Rum Diary costar Amber Heard a horse as a present, but it seems like there's something else going on, since people are now saying they're dating. That would explain the breakup with baby mama Vanessa Paradis, then.
"They are 100 percent dating," a source told Us Weekly about Heard and Depp. "He treats her really well." Well, we should hope so, since he left the mother of his children for her. But wait, isn't she a lesbian?
Not content to just remake Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop and Total Recall, Hollywood is blowing the doors off destroying satirical cinema by giving the go-ahead to remake Starship Troopers. How could they make that critique on ultra-socialism any worse than it intentionally is now? They could make it less violent and take out the nudity, for starters.
"The more expensive a film is, the harder it is now to make it that violent," producer Toby Jaffe told Empire magazine (he's working on the Total Recall remake, too). "With Recall in particular, we made a conscious choice to keep it tonally closer to something like Minority Report. It gives the studio, and us as producers, the opportunity to reintroduce it in a new way."
In fact, the masterminds want to make the whole movie much more like Robert A. Heinlein's 1959 novel, in general, which is fine if you want a serious movie about why the body politic demands public sacrifice in exchange for personal liberty. We don't think Casper Van Dien or Denise Richards really had that in mind.
Snoop Dogg was stopped at a Norwegian airport Thursday morning by authorities who were no doubt shocked -- SHOCKED! -- to find 8 grams of weed on the rapper. Oh good heavens, what is the world coming to when a rapper famed for smoking blunts and writing songs about getting high is caught with marijuana on his person?!?
Calvin Broadus was in Norway to perform at something called the Hove Festival, where he'll no doubt find a replacement for the nickel confiscated by the Agder police department at Kjevic Airport in Kristiansand. TMZ says anything less than 15 grams is only fine-worthy, so they gave him a citation for 12,000 krone, or about $1,980. The site says Snoop paid the fine and was on his way.
Are we all still paying attention to Ke$ha? We're not? Oh good, because she's going to get some attention back for tweeting this photo of her tattoo. You know, the one on the inside of her lower lip. Totally not trashy.
"new tatt!!!" she wrote Wednesday via @keshasuxx, perhaps the most ironically named Twitter account in all of Twitterland. She noted Alchemy Tattoo L.A., which we're assuming means she got it done at the famed Sunset Boulevard parlor. What, are we mind readers now?
Here's some bad news: Comedy Central has decided Roseanne Barr will be the latest celebrity to be roasted by the network. The good news: Tom Arnold will not be there. Hey, we're not saying she doesn't qualify for the show, just that we don't want to see it.
After Comedy Central announced the show Monday, noting it will be shot Aug. 4 and aired Aug. 12, Arnold was quick to point out he wouldn't take a million bucks to roast his wife from 1990-94. Well, maybe a million, but anyway: "He has absolutely no interest in being apart of it," his rep told TMZ. Not that anyone has asked him, but he wants you all to know it.
The wild speculation train has done left the station concerning the shakeup at NBC's Today show, with rumors running rampant that half the network will be switching jobs. Thanks a lot, Ann Curry, we'll be blaming you for that, too.
The New York Post says while Savannah Guthrie may step into Curry's seat, Natalie Morales could be leaving with Ann. Why? Because she wants to sit next to Matt Lauer, that's why.
"If Natalie's passed over for the job, she's going to leave next," a source told the paper, noting she missed the big step up when Meredith Vieira left in 2006. "This will be the second time (Natalie) has been passed over for the top job. And she’s not happy." That sounds like a planted quote if we've ever read one.
There's going to be a serious case of double vision down on the set of True Blood, because stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are not only pregnant, they're having twins. We knew the first part, but not the second, so yay for baby news.
The couple's costar Sam Trammell has some sage advice for them before the autumn birth, because he and girlfriend Missy Yager have 11-month-old twins named Winston and Gus. Thank goodness someone can give out baby advice, because new parents just love that.
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 Lydia Harvey 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.