And the winner for best grace under the pressure of a wardrobe malfunction goes to … Katherine Heigl, who struggled to keep things PG-13 after a dress strap broke Thursday at the ShoWest awards in Las Vegas. Heigl was accepting the award for Female Star of the Year when her red Donna Karan dress broke, Us magazine reports. "Access Hollywood host Billy Bush immediately ran to her rescue, holding her strap in place," the magazine says. "All was well by the end of the night: Heigl regained composure and finished her speech." Later, she found a pin to secure the strap. "Oh my," Bush later tweeted. "Hosting showest awards in LV. Heigl comes up to get award, dress strap breaks...I hold her top on while she accepts!"
A federal appeals court has ruled that Anna Nicole Smith's estate will get none of the more than $300 million the late Playboy model claimed a Texas billionaire to whom she was briefly married meant to leave her after he died. The ruling came in a 15-year legal battle that started in a Houston probate court and stretched all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. It initially pitted Smith against the son of J. Howard Marshall over the $1.6 billion estate the oil tycoon left after his 1995 death at age 90. J. Howard Marshall had wed Smith the year before when she was 26. Marshall's son E. Pierce Marshall died in 2006 and Smith perished after a drug overdose in 2008. Their heirs and lawyers kept up the legal fight that included one ruling awarding Smith $474 million. Kent Richland, who represents the Smith estate, said he would appeal the latest ruling but hasn't decided whether to ask the appeals court for another hearing or take the case back the U.S. Supreme Court on different issues.
Demi Moore tweets for good
The prevailing winds had us thinking Demi Moore was not a very nice person. Teaching your child to pole dance will make others think less of you. But it seems that she and actor Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding — has she done anything since that?) were part of a string of people who led police in Casselberry to a young man who was threatening suicide. It would seem that mrskutcher, which is Moore's handle on Twitter, responded to the message from an 18-year-old in the town, which is north of Orlando. Vardalos also tweeted that she had given the man's name and city to police in Casselberry and that they were en route. Sure enough, the man's mother said he was "very emotional" and police took him into protective custody. This isn't the first time Moore's tweets have been used to prevent someone from committing suicide. It happened last April in California when a woman messaged that she planned to kill herself, but Moore reported it. Police were able to find the woman in San Jose. If only we could get Moore to always use her powers for good.
Octomom, 14 kids may be homeless soon
Like so many other people in the U.S., Octomom Nadya Suleman has fallen behind in her mortgage payments and may be kicked out of the house she and her 14 kids have lived in for a year. Monthly payments on the La Habra, Calif., house were $4,139 (yeowtch!) but a balloon payment of $450,000 came due March 10, according to TMZ. Wow, it's too bad that reality show didn't pan out. Here's hoping someone helps the kids.
Producer files $30M suit against Lady Gaga
Music producer Rob Fusari has filed a $30.5 million lawsuit in Manhattan against Lady Gaga, claiming his protege and former girlfriend ditched him as her career soared, the AP reports. Lady Gaga's spokesman is declining to comment. The suit says they co-wrote songs such as Paparazzi and Beautiful, Dirty, Rich. Fusari also says he came up with her stage name and helped get her record deal. Lady Gaga won two Grammys in January: best dance recording, for Poker Face, and best electronic/dance album, for The Fame. Her real name is Stefani Germanotta.
'Glee' could be headed for Broadway next
Don't stop believing in the never-fading appeal of Glee. Fox's runaway hit may soon be parking itself on Broadway. Licensing company Music Theater International is in talks to develop a live version of the show-choir TV program. MTI handles the licensing for a range of offerings including Hairspray and High School Musical, according to Variety. If the idea of a live Glee performance sounds familiar, it's because the show already has a live concert tour planned for May, starring cast members from the TV program. Nothing is set in stone for Broadway, so there's no news on whether the stage version would feature the TV actors or a new troupe.