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Kid Rock back at Waffle House; Francis pleads no contest





Florida is so unreal

VH1 last week announced a slate of new reality shows including two from — surprise! — Florida. Hulk Hogan's family continues its raging forest-fire blaze across media, with Brooke Hogan documenting her move to Miami in Brooke Hogan Knows Best (at least when it comes to MySpace blogs). Basically, it's just changing the show from "Brooke with her parents" to "Brooke with her roommates Ashley and Glenn." Yawn. Meanwhile, Miami hip-hopper Luther Campbell also gets his own reality show, Luke's Parental Advisory, documenting his life as a "loving father, successful CEO and most surprising of all, faithful fiance." We wonder if they're going to show his porn business or delve into allegations he paid college football players to rig games — the synopsis does say it will involve Luke selecting dancers for his adult Web site.



Mimi stands in, De Niro wins, Foster fan sins

• Since Janet Jackson is out with the flu, Mariah Carey will replace her as musical guest on this weekend's Saturday Night Live, the AP reports. NBC must have diva insurance.

• Speaking of insurance, a lawsuit brought by Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. against Robert De Niro claiming the actor misrepresented his health when signing up for Hide and Seek in 2003 has been dismissed. A prostate biopsy taken five days before the actor signed the medical papers only came up positive two days after filing.

• And speaking of filing, a Massachusetts man was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly mailing a bomb threat to Van Nuys Airport making mention of actress Jodie Foster, E! reports. The big tip? He had admitted to postal inspectors in 2005 he had been mailing anonymous letters pleading to Foster to call him for about a year.

K-Fed in Broadway 'Blonde'

Kevin Federline has mooched off Britney Spears long enough. The one-time backup dancer may be expanding on his One Tree Hill acting experience by making his Broadway debut in Legally Blonde this September. Us says the 30-year-old Fed Ex may take on three roles in the Tony-nominated musical, including a turn as the UPS dude who inspires the "bend and snap." A rep for the show says he isn't scheduled "as of this time," the mag reports, but hey, since when did facts matter? Shar Jackson has said that he has taken to the gym to lose his "daddy weight," though. "This is his chance to show the world what he can do," a friend tells Us. You mean besides absolutely ruin a fragile-minded sexpot pop star?

If you remember your white-trash fisticuffs, you'll recall that Kid Rock got into a fight at an Atlanta-area Waffle House last fall, so it's disturbing to hear that he might have returned to the scene of the crime. But this time, it was a different Waffle House — and it was for charity. Kid went to a Duluth, Ga., Waffle House on Tuesday to sign autographs for hundreds of fans just a week after pleading not guilty to the Oct. 21 incident, the AP reports. "The whole situation before was kind of silly," he said of the fight. "We just thought after that unfortunate incident we'd try to do something silly but something more positive." Proceeds from the photo op are earmarked for Nicholas House, a homeless shelter in DeKalb County, where Rock was arrested. He originally was going to serve food to customers, too, but ran out of time before his concert that night at Gwinnett Arena. His agent must have told him the charity autograph-signing would be enough to sway the judge in his court case.

Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis pleaded no contest to child abuse and prostitution charges in Panama City on Wednesday, settle a case that began in 2003. Fox News reports Judge Deede Costello sentenced the video kingpin to 339 days in jail, giving him credit for the last year he's languished in jail in Bay County and Reno, Nev. That means Francis' court troubles in Florida are over, and he can stay out of jail on bond until his federal tax evasion trial begins in Nevada. "I am happy to be done with Bay County," Francis told TMZ.com. He's on six months' probation and will get back $60,000 and a Ferarri that Bay County confiscated from him last year, but the big news is that he's not allowed to film in the area for three years. Just wait until that big comeback video in 2011!

Is Norton hindering 'Hulk'?

While we're sure maybe six people were eagerly awaiting the new trailer for The Incredible Hulk (it debuted Wednesday night at 9:56 p.m. on MTV, VH1 and Spike — see it at blogs.tampabay.com/juice), it sounds like Edward Norton is gumming up the works. The star/co-producer/co-writer has been arguing with Marvel over how to cut the movie, which is supposed to open June 13, DeadlineHollywoonDaily.com says. "There's a lot of posturing going on between Edward's camp and Marvel over how you edit the final version," a source tells the site. As previously mentioned by The Juice*, Norton was "promised tremendous involvement and access" in the project, including having a say in how Zak Penn's script was rewritten. "Never let an actor write a script," a source told the site. "Marvel made a mistake letting the wolf in the hen house." Norton has had run-ins before, fighting with Paramount during The Italian Job and having words with director Tony Kaye during American History X. But some say the discussions over the $150 million Hulk is no big deal. "There is a very healthy exchange of ideas going on. Discussions now are even more heated. But some of Ed's best movies have had this exact dynamic to them," another source said. "Everyone's in the process of figuring it out and working it out. But I expect it'll all get resolved pretty quickly." With only three months to go, we hope so.

But by then, we'll be going to see Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man for the umpteenth time.

Alicia Silverstone doesn't like Britney Spears

You just knew that Britney Spears' guest spot on How I Met Your Mother was going to cause problems. It seems Alicia Silverstone harrumphed her way off the show when she learned she would be guest-starring in the same episode as Britney Spears. Silverstone's people said there was no bad blood, but the atmosphere would be "too chaotic" with Spears on the set, E! Online says. Hey, we're sure they have the Adderall dosage set right these days. But that's okay: Scrubs' Sarah Chalke will take her place, and she's way hotter than Alicia Silverstone. Oh, and catch Britney's new animated video for Break the Ice at blogs.tampabay.com/juice.

Kid Rock back at Waffle House; Francis pleads no contest 03/12/08 [Last modified: Friday, October 28, 2011 10:29am]

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