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Johnny Lewis had mental illness, drug problems before death; had been a member of Scientology's Narconon

tbd-johnnylewis092812.jpgInvestigators continue to dig up facts on former Sons of Anarchy actor Johnny Lewis, discovering that he had a history of drug abuse and a string of recent crimes. Plus, Katy Perry had to break up with him because he was crazy, you guys.

TMZ has really been laying into this one, noting that Lewis had been arrested for felony assault with a deadly weapon on Jan. 3, although they don't have details beyond him being sentenced to go to rehab. He also was arrested Feb. 10 for punching some random guy walking out of a yogurt shop without cause, then being busted eight days later for breaking into a woman's house.

He was sentenced to a year in jail for the January crime, and another 303 days in jail for the battery and burglary charges, the site says. This being L.A., he was released Sept. 21 after serving an indeterminate number of days. He then killed his 81-year-old landlady Catherine Dennis and her cat, which he beat and dismembered to death with his bare hands before apparently falling to his own death.

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Author's libel suit against John Travolta is dismissed


Chalk up one small victory for John Travolta in his ongoing headaches over allegations he has a penchant for gay sex in spas. A judge has dismissed a libel lawsuit brought by the writer of a book claiming Travolta likes to make things steamier in the steam room. That's right, the writer sued the actor.

After Robert Randolph wrote in You'll Never Spa In This Town Again that Travolta spent the 1990s having sex with men in saunas, even hitting on Randolph once time, Travolta's lawyer Marty Singer sent out a letter claiming Randolph suffered brain damage and spent time in a mental institution, the New York Daily News reports. A judge in L.A. Superior Court found the case against the 2010 letter "meritless" because it was protected free speech during a dispute over the book's contents.

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Kristen Stewart tells Robert Pattinson she didn't sleep with Rupert Sanders


It's been a solid week since we've mentioned Robert Pattinson and his marketing-driven reconciliation with Kristen Stewart, so let's further pick at that scab until everyone's bled to death with boredom. But it's okay, see, because it turns out she and married director Rupert Sanders didn't really do all that much, anyway. That makes it all right, yes?

"Kristen and Rupert both told their respective partners that they didn't actually have sex," a source told RadarOnline. "Kristen was absolutely steadfast that she only engaged in several make-out sessions with Rupert but never slept with him. Rob didn't believe her in the beginning but as time wore on he accepted her explanation. Kristen has given Rob passwords to her voicemail and e-mail account to prove she has nothing to hide and will do anything to get his trust back."

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Worst movie death scene ever ... or the best?

This scene from the 1973 Turkish movie Karateci Kiz is the most amazing thing ever put to film.

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Johnny Lewis from 'Sons of Anarchy' found dead after homicide

tbd-johnnylewis092812.jpgActor Johnny Lewis, best known lately as Half Sack on Sons of Anarchy, was found dead after allegedly killing an 81-year-old woman at an L.A. residence, ABC News reports.

Police say the 28-year-old was discovered in the driveway after an altercation in which Catherine Davis, the owner of the property on which they both died, was found severely beaten. Investigators added that Lewis had also attacked a neighbor and a handyman with a 2x4 before Lewis seemingly fell from the roof and died. TMZ reports police sources think Lewis was high on either PCP or meth at the time.

"He appeared to have died from some type of fall, either from the stairway, or from the balcony, or from one of the roofs," a police spokesperson told ABC. "The best we're piecing together now is that it appears that some type of altercation occurred inside of the house resulting in the death of the woman. Then this individual ran outside, had an altercation with a couple of neighbors, ran back into the house and by the time we got here, he had fallen or had somehow died on the driveway."

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Reese Witherspoon gives birth to son named Tennessee


We can now coast into the weekend knowing that Reese Witherspoon is a mommy for the third time, having a little boy she and her husband named Tennessee. He's a long-suffering, life-bitten, hard-drinking playwright in the making!

"Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth welcomed Tennessee James into their family today, her rep told People on Thursday. "Both mom and baby are healthy and the entire family is thrilled."

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Tom Cruise may be easing up on the Scientology


Tom Cruise hasn't been on The Juice* much lately, mostly because we're sure no matter what anyone says about anything, he misses his daughter Suri, who spends most of his time with Katie Holmes. Now Star is saying that the 50-year-old actor is considering stepping back from Scientology, because it ruined his marriage. Can't say whether that's true or not, but let's hear about poor ol' Tom for a minute.

"Tom hasn't admitted that he's definitely leaving Scientology for good, but he's distanced himself from those in the church and has been hanging out with good friends who aren't part of the religion," a source tells the glossy. Star notes Scientology was a factor in his divorce from Nicole Kidman and breakup with Penelope Cruz, and let's not forget Sofia Vergara told him to beat it because of the whole auditing thing.

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Samuel L. Jackson stars in profanity filled pro-Obama Super PAC video

The big buzz online Thursday is a new video featuring Samuel L. Jackson badmouthing Mitt Romney with a Dr. Seuss-style yarn -- and of course, it features tons of profanity. The Juice* doesn't care which way you lean politically, but you have to agree, this is the most unbelievable Super PAC ad ever.

The video, titled "Wake The F--- Up," is produced by the Jewish Council for Education & Research, according to Slate, and features Jackson going on a quest to edcate a girl's family about why voting for Barack Obama is important. The ad deliberately draws from one of Sammy J.'s previous projects, reading the satirical children's book (for adults), Go the F--- to Sleep by Adam Mansbach. (Watch it above, with the naughty parts bleeped out.)

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Lady Gaga confesses eating disorders with half-nude photos


The big joke last week was that Lady Gaga admitted she'd gained 25 pounds and need to lose weight for her current tour. This was accompanied by plenty of unflattering photos hitting the Internet. Those were apaprently enough to kick the hornet's nest, though, because Gaga fired back with a series of photos on her social networking site admitting she's long fought body image issues.

The performer posted four photos of herself in just a bra and panties on, captioned in sequence: "Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15. But today I join the BODY REVOLUTION. To Inspire Bravery. and BREED some m$therf*cking COMPASSION" She then asked fans to post their own body photos to foster a discussion that "celebrates your triumph over insecurities."

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TLC orders more episodes of 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo'


We figure the average Juice* reader is repulsed at (or at the very least, shaken by) the thought of TLC's reality series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, the dreadful show about a family of Georgia rednecks pegged to young Toddlers & Tiaras alum Alana Thompson. Yet despite repeated calls that the show heralds the end of western civilization, effective parenting techniques and proper table manners, TLC has renewed it for more episodes. If you need us, we'll be stocking out zompocalypse bunker.

"Alana and her family have become a pop culture phenomenon," TLC general manager Amy Winter told People in a statement. The first 10-episode season drew to a close this week. "What you see is what you get, and we are excited to share even more of their unbridled hilarity, sincerity and love with our viewers."

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Tina Fey signs four-year deal with Universal TV


The final season of 30 Rock may be on the way, but you'll still get plenty of series creator Tina Fey. Bossypants has signed a four-year deal with Universal Television working on new shows for NBC, and possibly some other networks, too.

"She's been a cornerstone of the network for over the past 10 years and there was just no way we were going to let her get away," NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt told Variety. "It's a measure of our esteem for her as a writer, actress and producer -- she's in a class by herself." Universal is free to license one of her future projects to another network, and Greenblatt has given that possiblity his blessing.

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Jersey Shore's Jenni "JWoww" Farley gets engaged


At least one of the Jersey Shore girls is going to be an honest woman before being knocked up, because Jenni "JWoww" Farley has gotten engaged to her boyfriend Roger Mathews. Yeah, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi's engaged, but she had a kid already, so we're hoping Jen is planning ahead.

Mathews, 37, asked his girlfriend of 2 1/2 years during a skydiving trip, which is a creative way of taking such a big leap, but JWoww was so wowed by the jump she didn't even notice he'd asked until they landed.

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Cowell and Electra dating, Lohan hospitalized, Rihanna tweets support to Brown

-- Simon Cowell allegedly took Carmen Electra out on a date on Saturday, In Touch Weekly says, noting they were out at a restaurant and talking real close." Never mind they're both judges on Britain's Got Talent, and may have work stuff to discuss. While tongue-kissing, because that's what their source says he saw.

-- Lindsay Lohan has been telling people she's had walking pneumonia to explain why she keeps being late to work and isn't acting right, which was fine until she People noted she blamed an asthma attack for a trip to the hospital on Sunday night. Well, which is it, exhaustion from working too much and having a systemic disease, or something that requires an inhaler to fix (she blamed her arrest for that alleged hit and run for the asthmas, we should note)? She really should keep her stories straight.

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Coen brothers' 1996 movie 'Fargo' becoming TV series


One of the most brilliant movies of the past two decades, Joel and Ethan Coen's Fargo, is going to get the TV treatment. Because TV writers can't come up with something as creative as a simple story about a pregnant police chief in the North Dakota city who tracks two misfit criminals hired by a car dealer to kidnap his wife on their own. says FX has inked a deal to develop an hourlong show based on the 1996 movie. It will be written and executive produced by Noah Hawley, who produced The Unusuals and My Generation, the site says. The Coen brothers won a writing Oscar and Frances McDormand won best actress for the movie.

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Madonna endorses Barack Obama, calls him a 'black Muslim'

Bunches of folks seem to be flipping out because Madonna endorsed President Barack Obama for re-election onstage Monday night. Well, we think it's an endorsement -- she calls him a "black Muslim," and for the life of us, we can't tell if she knows that's not true.

"Y'all better vote for f----ing Obama, okay? For better or for worse, we have a black Muslim in the White House," she said onstage in Washington, D.C.. "Now, …that’s some amazing s---. It means there is hope in this country." Wait, what? Watch it above.

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