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Charlize Theron Helps Oscars Security Guard After Seizure

Published July 7, 2013 by gossipzoo

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron came to the rescue of a security guard who suffered a seizure before the Academy Awards on Sunday, according to a report.

The Monster star was heading into the prizegiving at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theater when a man working at the ceremony fell to the ground.

Editors at E! Online report Theron rushed to the security guard’s aid as another onlooker phoned a doctor.

Theron didn’t let the drama affect her appearance at the ceremony – she teamed up with Channing Tatum to perform a ballroom routine while host Seth MacFarlane sang Fred Astaire’s The Way You Look Tonight.

Speaking to E! Online later in the evening, Theron said of her performance, “(It was) completely nerve-wracking, but how could I not dance with Channing Tatum? He’s so wonderful!”

“I was sort of tricked into it. I thought it was going to be something smaller, like he (MacFarlane) pulls me up from the audience and we do a little spin. But then he was was like, ‘Rehearsals start Monday!'”

Watch "Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron dance at the Oscars"

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Madonna Edges Out Springsteen As Music’s Top Money Maker

Published June 27, 2013 by gossipzoo


Even at 54, Madonnna has proven she’s the queen of the music world. The pop star beat out Bruce Springsteen to be named the top money maker of the past year.

In the last 12 months, Madonna earned a staggering $34.58 million, largely due to her very successful “MDNA” world tour, which earned her an estimated $32 million alone.

Falling about $1 million behind her is rock icon Springsteen, who earned $33.44 million in the same period after hitting the road on the “Wrecking Ball” trek.

Filling out the top five slots are Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters ($21.16 million), Van Halen ($20.18 million) and country star Kenny Chesney ($19.15 million). The Billboard top 10 list also features Dave Matthews Band, Coldplay and Justin Bieber.

Notice, Madonna is the only female in the top 10 list. You go girl!

Billboard’s Music’s Top 40 Money Makers 2013

1. Madonna $34,577,308.62
2. Bruce Springsteen $33,443,606.64
3. Roger Waters $21,160,131.06
4. Van Halen $20,184,709.91
5. Kenny Chesney $19,148,525.24
6. Dave Matthews Band $18,903,334.14
7. Tim McGraw $18,329,167.89
8. Jason Aldean $17,578,651.96
9. Coldplay $17,300,144.34
10. Justin Bieber $15,944,293.10
11. Adele $13,906,635.76
12. Lady Antebellum $12,968,992.17
13. Celine Dion $12,927,494.01
14. Brad Paisley $12,848,724.84
15. Taylor Swift $12,695,783.32
16. Carrie Underwood $11,942,956.65
17. Nickelback $11,121,419.71
18. Eric Church $11,015,773.11
19. Rascal Flatts $10,777,282.68

20. Barbra Streisand $10,611,419.16
21. Neil Diamond $10,498,985.38
22. Trans-Siberian Orchestra $9,959,362.28
23. Toby Keith $9,805,764.042
24. Drake $9,504,992.38
25. Red Hot Chili Peppers $9,477,807.56
26. The Rolling Stones $9,276,084.10
27. Miranda Lambert $8,818,536.04
28. Rush $8,719,834.30
29. Elton John $8,575,518.13
30. One Direction $7,955,840.71
31. Phish $7,382,514.39
32. The Black Keys $7,358,679.41
33. Maroon 5 $7,159,923.53
34. Jay-Z $7,011,905.17
35. Journey $6,983,106.58
36. Andrea Bocelli $6,732,442.76
37. Zac Brown Band $6,682,797.58
38. Rod Stewart $6,459,568.26
39. Mumford & Sons $6,168,737.62
40. Blake Shelton $5,914,591.11

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Queen To Be Honored With London Concert Plaque

Published June 12, 2013 by gossipzoo


Rock icons Queen are to be honored with a special commemorative plaque at the venue where they played their first concert in London.

Queen stars Brian May and Roger Taylor will be at Imperial College on March 5th to receive the PRS for Music Heritage Award in honor of the concert they played there at the start of their careers on July 18th, 1970.

May says, “The first proper gig we did was at Imperial College in the Union Hall. I remember it very distinctly because I’d seen all sorts of people playing in there. I’d been part of the Entertainment Committee and we booked a group every Saturday night in those days. People like Spooky Tooth and Steamhammer! We booked Jimi Hendrix too. So for us it was a dream come true to actually play on that stage. It used to get packed in there so it was a major stepping stone for us.”

Taylor adds, “Imperial College was effectively our positional and spiritual base and so (it) means a lot to Queen. Many good memories, without it… who knows?”

PRS for Music bosses established the Heritage Awards to recognize iconic live music venues where superstars have performed, and previous honorees include Elton John, UB40 and Snow Patrol.


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Ron Jeremy Released From The Hospital

Published June 5, 2013 by gossipzoo

Ron Jeremy

Legendary porn star Ron Jeremy has been released from the hospital three weeks after he suffered a near-fatal heart aneurysm.

The One-Eyed Monster actor experienced severe chest pains last month so he admitted himself to Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where doctors discovered an aneurysm near his heart and performed emergency surgery. Jeremy, 59, revealed he was “extremely close” to death during the health drama, but medics have now released him from their care.

Editors at the New York Daily News report the star checked out of the hospital last week and is now convalescing at a hotel in Hollywood.

Jeremy has shown off the new surgical scar on his chest, adding, “I came very close to death. I guess I have a very, very strong will to live.”

He lost 45 pounds in weight during his hospital stay and has now vowed to change his diet to improve his health.

Jeremy explains, “Eating healthy food is depressing, but it’s keeping me alive. My dad is 94 and still going strong. He got mad at me for this. He jokes that he and my mom gave me the perfect body, and I s**ewed it up.”

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Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl Drink Recipes Perfect For Your Oscars Viewing Party

Published May 30, 2013 by gossipzoo


Who doesn’t need a little help party planning, especially when it’s for one of the biggest nights in entertainment? Let Skinnygirl take care of the drinks as you sip away and watch the studded red carpet. Yes, that’s right. We have your guide to the best tasting Oscars viewing party around with cocktails like The Showstopper, The Starlet, and The Bombshell. Skinnygirl is also offering an Awards Season Party Toolkit which has all the glitz & glam you need to entertain like a leading lady. From award badges and recipes to printable ballots and bottle labels, they have you covered – down to a red carpet backdrop so your guests can strut their stuff & strike a pose.

And the coolest part? Proving that red is truly a power color, Skinnygirl Cocktails will donate $2,500 to Dress for Success for every red dress on the Oscars Red Carpet.

The Showstopper

2 parts Skinnygirl Tangerine Vodka

Squirt of fresh lime

Squirt of fresh lemon

Squirt of fresh orange

Splash of Lemon-lime soda

Orange slice to garnish

To prepare: Shake vodka, lime, lemon and orange juices with ice and strain into martini glass. Top off with a splash of lemon-lime soda and garnish with an orange slice.

The Starlet

1 parts Skinnygirl Cucumber Vodka

2 parts club soda

Splash of no sugar added cranberry juice

Lime wedge or cucumber slice to garnish

To prepare: Pour over ice and garnish with a lime wedge or cucumber slice!

The Bombshell

2 parts Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka

Splash of dry vermouth

Fresh olives to garnish

To prepare: Shake with ice, pour into a martini glass and garnish with fresh olives

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Peter Dinklage Joins The Cast Of ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’

Published April 26, 2013 by gossipzoo

Peter Dinklage

We’ve got to hand it to “X-Men: Days of Future Past” director Bryan Singer, because the guy sure knows how to surround himself with serious talent. First he went and brought back original “X-Men” trilogy stars Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman and Ellen Page for his time travel epic. Then he signed up “X-Men: First Class” leads Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender. And now?

Well, now he’s just added Golden Globe and Emmy winning “Game of Thrones” star Peter Dinklage. Looks like this “Future” is going to be an awesome one.

Singer made the announcement on Twitter late last night, saying “Officially like to welcome #PeterDinklage from #GameOfThrones to #XMEN #DaysofFuturePast Very very excited!”

That, of course, set off an instant storm of speculation over just who Dinklage will be playing. With most of the X-Men already cast, most fans are hoping Dinklage will instead be playing the diminutive adventurer Puck, who in the comics is a member of the Canadian superhero team Alpha Flight and who has a long history with Jackman’s Wolverine.

However, with two full teams of X-Men already set to appear in the film, adding Alpha Flight to the mix might just be overkill. Our best guess if Dinklage isn’t Puck: A replacement for Sen. Robert Kelly, who in the comics plays a major role in the “Days of Future Past” storyline but who, in the movies, has already been killed off (he’s the anti-mutant congressman who gets mutated into a glob of jelly in the first “X-Men” film).

Whatever the case, though, one thing is sure: We can’t wait for July 18, 2014 to get here.

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Steve Martin Becomes A Father For The First Time!

Published April 19, 2013 by gossipzoo

Steve Martin

Steve Martin has become a first-time father at the age of 67, according to a report.

The Bowfinger star and his wife Anne Stringfield welcomed the baby in December but managed to keep their happy news under wraps until now.

A source tells the New York Post gossip column Page Six, “They’ve had a baby, and how they kept it a secret nobody knows. Steve’s very private. They are thrilled. They worked hard to have the baby.”

Martin married his second wife Stringfield in 2007 at a surprise ceremony where celebrity guests including Tom Hanks and Diane Keaton arrived expecting a party.

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