Notorious smut peddler Joe Francis has a brilliant idea to keep his Girls Gone Wild empire out of Steve Wynn's clutches following a multimillion award in a defamation suit against Francis: Joe just put his empire of barely legal flesh into bankruptcy. Just in time for spring break, too!
The Wall Street Journal reports that Francis put GGW Brands LLC and its affiliates into Chapter 11 protection Wednesday in California, listing a $10.3 million debt as disputed. Wynne as awarded $7.5 million by a jury in 2012 after suing Francis first for an outstanding $2 million gambling debt, then for defamation after Francis told the court that the casino-resort owner deceived its customers. Francis also said that Wynn "said he would hit me in the back of the head with a shovel and bury me in a hole in the desert" for not paying his debt, so Francis required a restraining order. …
Look, making fun of Jennifer Aniston is so passe, but we really don't care about her pending wedding to Justin Theroux. So sure, we could rip on her or provide details on the ceremony, but instead we're gonna focus on the fact she's changing her name. That'll show that Brad Pitt.
"She plans on privately changing her name to Theroux," a source told People, according to HollywoodLife.com. "She like the way it sounds and jokes that (Jennifer Theroux) sounds very posh. They really seem to have perfect chemistry, like they complete each other. There’s a perfect balance."
The Juice* dates back long enough to actually recall when she was known as Jennifer Pitt, which was never except in a legal sense. It might make sense for him to go by Justin Aniston, because it's a lot better than having a name where we can't recall what he's been in without looking it up.
We wrote about this when January Jones did it, so it's only fair we mention it here: Former Playboy Playmate and Girls Next Door star Holly Madison, who is due to give birth on Tuesday, announced on her blog she plans to eat her own placenta. Call us old-fashioned, but that still kind of makes us raise an eyebrow.
"This might sound gross, but I’m totally planning on having my placenta turned into pills I can take after giving birth." she wrote. "I heard it helps women recover faster and I want to recover as quickly as I can!"
She plans to do the dried-and-ground placenta pills, too, not frying it up in a pan and eating like a steak, in case you were wondering. But you know what? It's her body, and if she wants to do that , that's her business. But really, why proclaim it on your blog. There is such a thing as TMI, you know.
Oh Megan, we like you better now, but your career is doomed
Sure, Megan Fox once said Transformers director Michael Bay was “like Hitler,” but that was before she had a baby and realized she needed work. Thankfully, she groveled a little and Bay let her be in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Classic cinema!
“It was Megan that made the first move to talk with Michael,” a source told RadarOnline. “Since Transformers, she hasn’t been getting the leading lady roles she had hoped for and Megan was starting to get concerned that it was because of what she said about Michael. So, she swallowed her pride, picked up the phone and spoke with him to clear the air and apologize. She told him how thankful she was to have been casted by him in the first place, and that she was totally out of line to say what she said.”
Also, it’s not like Brian Austin Green is out there winning Oscars, so she really needs the paycheck. And really, what other leading roles is she getting? Jennifer’s Body? She’s already on Steven Spielberg’s bad side, so expect to see her in Lifetime movies soon enough.
During a One Direction concert in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday, one seemingly irate fan managed to nail Harry Styles right in the groin with a thrown shoe. Must be some Taylor Swift fans out there.
In a video posted on YouTube, the boy band takes a moment to talk to its screeching fan base when a sneaker comes flying onstage. Styles, 19, manages to pick up the first one when the second sails in and smacks him right in the mini-Styles. Hilarity ensues.
“Man down!” Liam Payne shouts, as only Zayne Malik seemed concerned enough to check on Harry’s well-being (we had to look those names up, by the way). Styles was up soon after, though, doing lunges to work off the nagging pain in his nethers. Still, it’s worth watching the kid take a shot in the ol’ dipstick, because America’s Funniest Home Videos can’t always be wrong.
There have been some breakups in Hollywood so far this week, and they had nothing to do with people not winning Oscars. Well, okay, it could have had something to do with it, but we can’t prove that.
First up, Rachel McAdams, 34, has broken up with her Midnight in Paris costar, 44-year-old Michael Sheen, Us Weekly reports. They met on the set of the Woody Allen film and revealed their real-life relationship in Oct. 2010. She was dating Ryan Gosling before that, and he has a 14-year-old daughter with Kate Beckinsale.
But they aren’t the only pair on the outs. Usalso says Michelle Williams and Jason Segel are done (and the mag uses the phrase “back on the market” for all of them). The 32-year-old My Week with Marilyn actress and 33-year-old How I Met Your Mother actor ended things earlier this month after dating for about a year, with a source blaming their long-distance relationship. It’s not like you ever saw them in a photo together. Sounds like Valentine’s Day went sour for plenty of folks this year.
The Juice* got an urgent email from some PR flack stating, “Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland.” Like, for good, or just from the band? Because we totally though that happened in the ‘90s.
We also got another one breathlessly announcing the National Zoo had named an endangered dama gazelle baby after local TV shill Tony Little. Great, now all we can think about is a tiny gazelle with a ponytail and uncomfortably tight shorts.
Finally, the email subject line of the day: “La La Anthony, Po & Dice Discuss ‘Ass Fluffing’ on Vh1’s Big Morning Buzz Live With Carrie Keagan.” We don’t know what any of that means. If you have the answer, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org today. We just want to know.
This is the best Britney's looked in years. Standing next to Elton John doesn't hurt, either.
The Juice* doesn't cover every single hairstyle change in Hollywood, mostly because we could never keep up with it all. When you're the ascendant queen of pop emeritus -- that's right, move over, Madonna -- you get special treatment. So, ZOMG you guys, did you see Britney Spears' new brown hair?
Having just split from both fiancee Jason Trawick and The X Factor, Brit decided it was time for a change, so she surprised plenty of folks at the 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood on Sunday.
"Britney has wanted a change for about a month, but we waited a while until we decided to go with it," colorist Brittany Hunter told E!. "We wanted to make sure she was going to be committed to it before we made the change as it can be a difficult process going from light blonde to brunette. We started the process on Thursday and then finished it up on Sunday. We wanted to make sure the color was going to stick and it wasn't going to fade." …
Erstwhile Princess Leia Carrie Fisher (yes, that is how she will forever be known) is recovering after a strange performance on a cruise ship last week. Her rep confirms Fisher's bipolar disorder accounted for the bizarre act, which was showcased on YouTube (watch above).
In the video, Fisher, who was billed as a "surprise" celebrity guest on the Holland America Eurodam cruise through the Caribbean, according to TMZ, is shown singing Johnny Mercer's Skylark off key while her dog uses the stage as a fire hydrant. It all seemed kind of off, sure, but a lot of folks were saying she was drunk or high, meaning she had relapsed into drug addiction.
"There was a medical incident related to Carrie Fisher’s bipolar disorder," her rep told the site. "She went to the hospital briefly to adjust her medication and is feeling much better now." Holland America doesn't know if she'll be invited back. Well, then, we don't know if we'll take Holland America!
We're gonna show Zendaya, because we have no frame of reference for know who she is.
As bizarre as it is to The Juice*, we know many of you lurves your Dancing With the Stars, so you'll want to know who will be prancing around on Season 16. It'll be Olympians vs. Country Singers, for sure, but there's also some new pro faces. Yeah, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, we know you're gone. Bye.
The 11 new cast members were announced Tuesday on Good Morning America, with a couple of faces that actually qualify as stars: singer Wynonna Judd and skater Dorothy Hamill are there, as are singer Kellie Pickler and gymnast Aly Raisman. In addition to them, there's boxer Victor Ortiz; soap opera actor Ingo Rademacher; comedian Andy Dick; comedian D.L. Hughley; Baltimore Ravens wideout Jacoby Jones; Disney Channel actress Zendaya Coleman and Lisa Vanderpump, the reality show personality we refuse to refer to as a "star."
In addition to Maksim, Chelsie Hightower, Louis Van Amstel and Anna Trebunskaya are gone, too, but there are some new pros -- Gleb Savchenko, Lindsay Arnold and Sharna Burgess. Watch them all step on each other's toes when the ABC show premieres March 18.
Half of you are overjoyed, half of you are bummed.
For all you people who hated Seth MacFarlane's performance Sunday as Oscars host, don't worry, he's already said he won't do it again. Yay! We can't wait to get back to awesome hosts like Anne Hathaway and James Franco.
When a Twitter user asked him if he'd do the hosting gig again if asked, MacFarlane was blunt early Tuesday: "No way. Lotta fun to have done it, though." He later followed the tweet with a shout out to geeks everywhere, writing, "The Oscars is basically the Kobayashi Maru test." The Wall Street Journal even confirmed MacFarlane actually wrote that, just to make the whole thing more credible.
For the people who devote brain cells to more useful things, that's a reference to the no-win scenario depicted to test Starfleet cadets first shown in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. It's famous to us nerds because Capt. Kirk revealed he was the only one ever to win it, because he cheated. Maybe that's what Seth should have done. Yeah, TV critics, his jokes were lame, but your golden boy Billy Crystal fell flat on his face last year, so we're at a loss as to what you think a host is supposed to be.
Forget for a moment how half the Oscars audience seemed to hate Seth MacFarlane for some reason, because the really reviled performance came from The Onion, who called 9-year-old best actress nominee Quvenzhané Wallis the dreaded C-word. They apologized on Monday, but it’s been a wonderful lesson in how some things will simply never be satirical enough. You know, like attacking 9-year-olds.
As we mentioned yesterday, the site posted a rather nasty tweet that read, “Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhané Wallis is kind of a c---, right?” A firestorm ignited on Twitter almost immediately, meaning that people on Twitter exploded in a flurry of self-righteous damnation of The Onion, moments after ripping on every actor in Hollywood themselves.
Making matters worse, The Onion deleted the tweet, only angering the Interverse even more. People were posting the outlet’s street address, urging others to email and (gasp!) write physical letters to complain. The Onion CEO Steve Hannahposted on the site and on Facebook that yeah, they probably went a little too far there. …
Speaking of people quitting TV shows and getting engaged, former Saturday Night Live staple Andy Samberg is engaged to his singer girlfriend Joanna Newsom. We suggest she be the one to pick the music for the ceremony, and he pick the tunes for the reception.
The pair have been together five years, but it all started with some good, old-fashioned stalkish behavior. “He liked her music and would go to her shows,” a friend told Us. “He had the biggest crush on her.”
She’s even okay with his Lonely Island antics, with the source saying “she respects what he does with his songs.” Note she didn’t say “like” or “enjoy.” No word on wedding details, but if they follow the Christina Applegate model, it should be in 2016 or so.
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.