All posts for the month May, 2014

Courtney Stodden and Dustin Diamond enter Celebrity Big Brother house

Published May 31, 2014 by gossipzoo

Dustin Diamond

Saved By The Bell star Dustin Diamond and actor Doug Hutchison’s teenage wife Courtney Stodden are among the famous faces giving up their privacy for British reality TV show Celebrity Big Brother.

Abz Love, of boy band 5ive, and British model/TV personality Sophie Anderton also entered the camera-filled house during the programme’s launch on Thursday (22Aug13).

They were joined by British TV stars Mario Falcone, Carol McGiffin, Charlotte Crosby, Danielle Marr, Lauren Harries and Louie Spence, former TV soap couple Bruce Jones and Vicky Entwistle and one-time Manchester United manager Ron Atkinson.

The stars will battle it out in a series of challenges and evictions to be crowned the winner when the show wraps next month (Sep13).

Hollywood’s Chinese Theatre to become world’s largest IMAX cinema

Published May 31, 2014 by gossipzoo

Hollywood landmark the Chinese Theatre is to reopen to the public next month (Sep13) as the world’s largest IMAX theatre.

The Hollywood Boulevard tourist attraction, which once hosted the world’s biggest film premieres, is set to make history on 20 September (13) when it launches a run of movie classic Wizard of Oz in IMAX 3D.

The event will be held to mark the 75th anniversary of the beloved film’s release.

The new TCL Chinese Theatre will not only be the world’s biggest IMAX theatre, it will also be the first IMAX theatre in Hollywood.

Excited IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond tells WENN, “Steeped in Hollywood tradition and history, the TCL Chinese Theatre is arguably one of the most famous movie theatres in the world and we are honoured to bring The IMAX Experience to this iconic location.”

Jennifer Aniston Puts Rumors to Rest, Claims She Already Feels ‘Married’ to Justin Theroux

Published May 30, 2014 by gossipzoo

Jennifer Aniston is putting her foot down.

She’s still with longtime love Justin Theroux. Their wedding is still on. No one is breaking up.

“We just want to do it when it’s perfect, and we’re not rushed, and no one is rushing from a job or rushing to a job,” Aniston told The Associated Press on Saturday during a promo event for We’re the Millers. “And you know, we already feel married.”

In recent months, the 44-year-old and her fianc of nearly one year have been under close watch, with headlines ranging from “cancelled” wedding plans to Aniston being “pregnant and alone.” (You can credit OK! for that one).

“We have yet to set any dates. There have been no cancelled weddings. There have been no postponed weddings. There have been no arguments about where to get married. Just clearing all that up,” Aniston said on Saturday.

The former Friends star and Theroux, 41, began dating in 2011. The couple announced their engagement last August, after Theroux proposed with this enormous rock.

Hugh Jackman’s ‘Wolverine’ Dominates Weekend Box Office with $55M

Published May 30, 2014 by gossipzoo

We’re going to skip the puns (like “claw,” “slice” and “slash”) and get to the point: Wolverine won the weekend box office.

It wasn’t great, with $55 million domestically (for comparison, X-Men Origins: Wolverine opened to the tune of $85.1 million four years ago), but Hugh Jackman‘s latest superhero flick made enough to beat The Conjuring and Despicable Me 2, which finished the weekend with $22.1 million and $16 million, respectively. [via The Hollywood Reporter]

The animated snail tail Turbo and Adam Sandler‘s Grown Ups sequel round out the top five.

Wolverine follows dear Logan (Jackman) in the Yukon, where he’s been living as a “normal” person. When an old friend from Japan asks the title hero for some help, the latter emerges as more powerful than ever.

On deck for August: Elysium, We’re the Millers, Kick-Ass 2, Jobs , The World’s End and the movie we’ve all been waiting far too long for, One Direction: This Is Us.

Ju$t How Much Did Teresa and Joe Giudice Allegedly Get Away With?

Published May 29, 2014 by gossipzoo

How Much Did Joe And Teresa Giudice Allegedly Get Away With?

Teresa and Joe Giudice are no strangers to legal run-ins since they’ve become the most infamous married couple on The Real Housewives of Jersey for the last five seasons.

Here’s a refresher of their run-in rundown:

January 14, 2010: Joe was charged with a DWI, reckless driving, careless driving and failure to maintain a traffic lane in Montville Township, New Jersey. After being released from the hospital, Clifton police discovered outstanding warrants for his arrest for violating city ordinances.

September 20, 2010: Joe turned himself in to police for a 10-day sentence after driving with a suspended license.

February 23, 2011: Joe along with co-star Caroline Manzo‘s sons, Albie and Christopher, were detained and questioned by Dominican Republic police for their part in a violent bar brawl, which resulted in a lawsuit filed by the alleged victims.

March 25, 2011: The 43-year-old buff businessman faces 10 years in prison after being arrested on fraud charges for allegedly obtaining a driver’s license using his brother’s identification.

Now the legally challenged pair have been charged by feds in New Jersey with 39 counts of fraud, including bilking banks out of millions over a span of eight years to the tune of nearly $5 million.

According to the indictment made public on July 29, the U.S. Attorney’s Office outlines their alleged systematic conspiracy to obtain more and more money through repeated false claims on legal documents.

Here’s how the feds have broken it down:

December 21, 2001: In an attempt to get a mortgage loan with HomeComings, Teresa allegedly stated on the application and through tax forms and pay stubs she was employed as an executive assistant making $3,750 a month with Modern Era Investment Corp. The U.S. Attorney’s Office claims she was never employed, yet she received a mortgage loan of $121,500.

June 2004: On another loan application, Teresa stated she was a self-employed owner of G&G Stucco earning $14,750 a month, which feds claim she fraudulently asserted and in return received a loan from Eastern American for $20,200.

March 2005: On two more loan applications authorities allege Teresa falsely stated she was a self-employed owner of G&G Stucco with a monthly salary of $12,100. On March 18, 2005, she received home loans in the amount of $141,550 from Alterna.

November 2005: Joe and Teresa submitted fraudulent tax returns for another loan application. On January 20, 2006, the couple received $800,000 in a construction loan from Park Avenue.

December 2006: Joe allegedly fraudulently applied for a loan from Wachovia and after being approved took out $251,360 in a home equity line of credit between 2006 and 2009.

February 2007: Joe applied for another loan with Wachovia and based on false tax returns and W-2 forms took out $170,252 from their home equity line of credit.

February 2008: Teresa and Joe fraudulently obtained a construction loan through Sterling for $1.7 million.

July 2008: Teresa and Joe falsely stated on a loan application with CBBC that they have a private bank account containing a whopping $500,000 and were subsequently approved for a mortgage loan of $1.72 million.

Since news of the charges broke early Monday, Teresa’s attorney told Celebuzz she plans to plead not guilty at a hearing scheduled for July 30.

The Housewife also spoke out for the first time standing by her husband: “Today is a most difficult day for our family. I support Joe and, as a wonderful husband and father, I know he wants only the best for our lovely daughters and me,” said Teresa, who has four children with Joe. “I am committed to my family and intend to maintain our lives in the best way possible, which includes continuing my career. As a result, I am hopeful that we will resolve this matter with the Government as quickly as possible.”

The reality stars are facing up to 50 years for charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud, while Joe (real name Giuseppe) has also been charged separately with failure to file his tax returns from 2004 to 2008 after earning nearly $1 million.

Read the full indictment in the CB! gallery above.

New Besties?: Taylor Swift And Carly Simon Perform ‘You’re So Vain’

Published May 29, 2014 by gossipzoo

Taylor Swift and Carly Simon sing

Taylor Swift has made a new friend. And a very cool one at that.

The hot-pants lover, cat lady, and “22 performer took to the stage in Foxborough, Massachusetts for her RED tour on Saturday, but she wasn’t alone. Taylor had a very special surprise waiting in the wings: Legendary singer-songwriter Carly Simon.

“Before I bring out my special guest I have this question that I have always, always had,” she said to the crowd while introducing Simon. “I think a lot of you have probably had this question, too, and always wondered what the answer is: Who is the song ‘You’re So Vain’ by Carly Simon about?”

The duo went on to perform Carly’s famous breakup anthem, and they seemed to be enjoying their on-stage time together. At one point, the singers embraced and jumped up and down in unison like two longtime gal pals.

Taylor wore signature stripes, while Carly rocked a sequined skirt and a jaunty hat with a feather. Carly wins.

Tay is known for calling out her exes through song, and she expressed her admiration for the great Carly’s writing style in a sweet backstage interview with MTV. “That is the most direct way anyone has ever addressed a breakup,” she gushed about the tune. “It’s amazing.” Watch her and Carly discuss their duet, below.

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Will These Celeb Scientologists Stick With It?

Published May 28, 2014 by gossipzoo

Will These Celebs Leave Scientology?

As Leah Remini makes a not-so-quiet exit from the Church of Scientology, there are still more loyal celeb followers where she came from.

But plenty more, we’re not so sure.

Remini, who reportedly asked one too many questions about the whereabouts of church leader David Miscavage‘s long-absent wife (a big no-no), said adios to the religion after more than 30 years just two weeks ago: “I believe that people should be able to question things. I believe that people should value family, and value friendships, and hold those things sacrosanct,” she told PEOPLE last weekend. “That for me, that’s what I’m about. It wouldn’t matter what it was, simply because no one is going to tell me how I need to think, no one is going to tell me who I can, and cannot, talk to.”

It looks like in recent years more and more famous parishioners are defecting publicly from the religion that’s notorious for its privacy (some would say mystery).

Prior to Remini, perhaps its most famous recent non-believer is Katie Holmes (like Nicole Kidman) who joined the church when she wed Tom Cruise, who is hands down the religion’s biggest star. And she shocked the world with a surprise divorce and many reports citing Scientology as the reason for the marriage meltdown.

Then, of course, there’s director Paul Haggis, who left the church in 2009 after 35 years of service, but not before releasing a letter criticizing its anti-gay policies.

Chicago Fire actor Jason Beghe was a devout member for 13 years, but in 2007 released a video calling Scientology “destructive and a rip-off.”

A typically very private Lisa Marie Presley opened up about her decision to break it off with the church: “I got bad advice. I was insulated with no grip on reality. They were taking my soul, my money, my everything,” she told USA Today.

Now will these remaining celeb Scientologists fight or flee? Some you’ll recognize and others may leave you scratching your head “really?!”

Click through the CB! gallery above to find out who’s who.

Miley Cyrus Never Googles Herself: ‘If I Knew What People Say, I’d Probably Hate Myself’

Published May 28, 2014 by gossipzoo

Miley Cyrus pays no heed to her haters.

In a new interview with BBC, the former Disney darling discussed transforming from the sweet-faced Hannah Montana child star to the artist she is today, while ignoring the naysayers all along the way.

“People that probably fall off are the people obsessed with googling themselves and knowing what people are saying,” she said. “If I knew what people are saying about me, I’d probably hate myself. I don’t look at that kind of stuff.”

Cyrus, 20, believes she has a solid fan base backing her as she prepares to drop her forthcoming fourth studio album this fall. Her catchy comeback single, “We Can’t Stop,” hit No. 2 on Billboard Hot 100, and it’s subversive music video has broke Vevo records as the fastest clip to reach 100 million views.

“I knew it was gonna be great,” she said of the video. “And I knew it was gonna go viral like that because it’s just interesting.”

Despite the success of the single, Cyrus is in no rush to push out her much-anticipated new music, which is in part thanks to her name-making – money-making – career on the Disney Channel.

“I worked for five years on something that was a character where I didn’t really get to be completely the creative person that I wanted to be so at this point I did the work that I had to do,” Cyrus said. “I had to kinda make my money and do all that so now I don’t have to worry about necessarily any of that. I can just make music because I love it.”

“It doesn’t have to really be driven by, ‘I wanna build up my fan base,’ because I have an amazing fan base that’s followed me,” she continued. “Now because I don’t have any more responsibilities or have anyone that I have to really answer to, I can take as long as I want and just be patient on this record.”

Kristin Chenoweth’s Musical Advice to Anthony Weiner To the Tune of Wicked’s ‘Popular’

Published May 27, 2014 by gossipzoo

If there’s anyone who knows how to revive a damaged political career, it’s probably not Kristin Chenoweth. But, hey, she did star in two seasons of The West Wing so maybe she picked up a couple tips. Anyway, Chenoweth showed up on The Tonight Show Tuesday singing a parody of the song “Popular” from Wicked which was made wildly famous by Chenoweth. The new song lampooned Snapchat enthusiast Anthony Weiner with lyrics like “I’ll teach you to zip your fly,/You won’t be that guy/With a camera down his pants” and “There’ll be no more sexy texts/With your biceps flexed/Your roaming eye will roam no more./You wanna be the Mayor? Stop actin’ like a big ol’ whore.”

Weiner shouldn’t be counting on an endorsement from Chenoweth anytime soon.

I Kissed a Girl, Not Yet a Woman: A Britney-Spears-Hugging-Katy-Perry Caption Contest

Published May 27, 2014 by gossipzoo

Katy Perry, Britney Spears

This photo of Britney Spears and Katy Perry hugging warms my heart! Actually, “warms” is a bit of an understatement, hahahahaha! My heart is pretty hot actually! Like, it kind of hurts?! Haha, whaaaaat?! It almost feels like it’s on fire! Oh my God, what’s wrong with me?!? Somebody help!!!!!!

Well, turns out my coffee was leaking from the bottom of my cup. That explains the scorching chest pain. And the ruined shirt. I will have it noted, though, that when I actually believed myself to be dying, not one of you did anything to help. Thanks a lot, Smurfs and Smurfettes. Thanks a lot.

But seriously, folks, thanks for the great captions:

“Awww we are so fake…” – Fernanda

“I hugged a smurf and I liked it!” – Jeff

“The zombie apocolypse hits tinsletown as ‘eating brains’ is the new black” – Nicky Nacky Noo Noo

“dont katy shes toxic” – Tonyjessical

“I kissed a girl and katy liked it!” – Sherri

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