The HollyWooWoo Report
Monday, July 8, 2013
Box office: 'Despicable Me 2' wins
The minions of "Despicable Me 2" ran away with the July 4th box office. The animated sequel took in $82M over the weekend. “The Lone Ranger” was blown away, earning only $29M. “The Heat” took in $25M at #3. The minions will get their own spin-off in 2014.
Man who grabbed celebrity chef wife by the throat divorcing her
Remember the photo last month of art collector Charles Saatchi clutching wife Nigella Lawson by the throat in a London restaurant? He’s now divorcing her for not “defending his reputation.” She is a celebrity chef. They married in 2003 and share a son and daughter.
Essence Festival wraps up leaving people “empowered, inspired, entertained”
The 19th Essence Festival was held in New Orleans over the weekend. It featured a variety of music, seminars, & free empowerment experiences. Guests said they were “empowered, inspired and entertained.” The festival highlights family, beauty, inner strength and music.
More than 1,000 people suffer heat-related problems at tornado benefit
Nearly 1,300 people were treated for heat-related problems at a star-studded concert to benefit tornado victims in Oklahoma. 170 required more treatment and 21 were taken to hospitals. More than 60,000 people attended Saturday’s sold-out concert.
Justin Bieber's Tweets Cause Chaos At Nebraska Mall
Justin Bieber sparked chaos at a mall in Omaha, Nebraska on Saturday. He was in the city for a concert. He included footage of a local mall in his “Never Say Never” concert movie. He Tweeted he was visiting the Mall Saturday. He didn’t show. Police had to disperse fans.
John Mayer pays tribute to “My Katy” on stage
John Mayer publicly declared his love for Katy Perry onstage in Milwaukee Saturday night. He told the audience Katy stood by him through his 20-months of throat issues. He dedicated the ballad "A Face to Call Home" to her. The couple got back together last month.
Chris Brown gives away free shoes
Chris Brown handed out free sports shoes to children in need in Los Angeles on Saturday. He wants to inspire his younger fans to take advantage of better opportunities. He grew up in poverty. The event was sponsored by Reebok. His new album 'X' is out July 16.
Kim Kardashian parties with baby North
So, North has been sighted. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West brought newborn daughter North to Bruce Jenner's Malibu home for a 4th of July party, away from the family home in Calabasas. So far, her parents Kim and Kanye have been silent and stayed off red carpets.
Beyonce and sister Solange skip dad’s wedding
Beyonce has a stepmother. Her father and former manager, Mathew Knowles, got married last week. His new wife is former model Gena Charmaine Avery. They married in Houston. He is 61, she is 48. Knowles and Beyonce's mother, Tina, divorced in 2011 after 31 years.
Lady Gaga trying to keep past from going public
Lady Gaga is fighting to keep her secrets from going public. Former collaborator Wendy Starling sued Gaga's former BF/producer Rob Fusari for past revenues. Gaga has asked the court to seal any documents with sensitive information that could harm her career.
Paris Jackson faces teen trauma tank in Utah rehab
Paris Jackson will be moved to a boarding school for troubled teens when she checks out of the hospital. Her mother and grandmother want her shielded from press and social media. Diamond Ranch Academy in Utah specializes in depression and grief management.
Tan Mom suffers reaction to detox in rehab
Patricia Krentcil, aka Tan Mom, was rushed to a hospital Sunday after suffering a seizure at a Palm Beach, Fla., rehabilitation facility. She checked into The Lukens Institute June 20 for 30 days of treatment for alcoholism. She returned to rehab after 5 hours in the hospital.
Kanye West Has New French Fashion Venture
Kanye West is adding to his fashion credentials by launching a new menswear range with a French brand. He’s teaming up with style gurus at a French firm to create a men's collection of jeans, T-shirts and hooded sweatshirts. The designs will be available starting July 14.
Heidi Klum gives fans a peek at sunburned fanny
"America's Got Talent" judge Heidi Klum got sunburned while on vacation in the Bahamas and posted a racy photo on Instagram to prove it. She captioned it: "Ouch." She pulled her bikini bottom down a few inches, enough to see she’s had more than enough exposure.
Damon Dash Hit With New Tax Bill
Fallen rap mogul Damon Dash is facing fresh money woes. He has been slapped with a tax bill for $2.8M. Jay Z's former business partner allegedly failed to pay federal taxes on earnings from 2005 and 2011. He also owes $2M in taxes to New York state.
Tameka Raymond ordered to pay back rent for retail spaces
Tameka Raymond recently lost a battle with her former landlord over past rent. She now owes over $200,000. The former landlord claimed she owed back rent for 3 retail spaces in a Georgia complex. The judge has ordered her to pay up, plus interest & legal expenses.
Actor Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development) is 69. Actress Anjelica Huston is 62. Actor Kevin Bacon is 55. Country singer Toby Keith is 52. Rock singer Joan Osborne is 51. Writer-producer Rob Burnett is 51. Actor Rocky Carroll is 50. Actor Michael Weatherly (NCIS) is 45. Singer Beck is 43. Rock musician Tavis Werts is 36. Singer Ben Jelen (YEL'-in) is 34. Actor Lance Gross is 32. Actress Sophia Bush is 31. Rock musician Jamie Cook (Arctic Monkeys) is 28. Actor Jake McDorman is 27. Actor Jaden Smith is 15.