MAY 29, 2014
Brad Pitt attacked at 'Maleficent' premiere by serial prankster
A man jumped over a barrier last night & lunged at Brad Pitt on the Red Carpet in Hollywood. He was attending the premier of "Maleficent,” which stars wife Angelina Jolie. Security guards pounced. Ukrainian serial prankster Vitalii Sediuk is jailed for battery.
Casey Kasem's wife ordered to appear in court
The wife of Casey Kasem has been ordered to appear in a Washington state court tomorrow. His daughter Kerri has a court order to see her ailing father. If Jean Kasem fails to show, she will be arrested. The court will determine if Casey is receiving adequate care.
George Michael taken to hospital after collapse
George Michael was taken to a hospital after collapsing at his north London home May 22. He was treated by paramedics before being helped into an ambulance. His agent would not release details. He has had to deal with a number of health problems over the years.
Lady Gaga Axes Gigs Due To Bronchitis
Lady Gaga has postponed two upcoming concerts due to bronchitis. Shows in Seattle and Vancouver will be rescheduled. The Seattle show was scheduled last night, the Vancouver gig tomorrow night. She apologized to her fans on Twitter, and promised to return.
Beyonce Make Forbes' Most Powerful Women List – at number 17
Forbes has released its annual list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women. German chancellor Angela (hard G) Merkel is at the top. Hillary Clinton clocks in at number six, two spots ahead of Michelle Obama. The top female celebrity is Beyonce at number seventeen.
Hayden Panettiere Expecting First Child
Hayden Penettiere is pregnant. Her fiancé is boxing star Vladimir Klitschko. They met in 2009, briefly split up, then reconciled in 2013. They got engaged last October. She is preparing to return to the set of “Nashville” to tape shows for the fall season.
Kim Kardashian changes her name
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are Instagram and Twitter official. She took to social media to change her name to Kim Kardashian West. She captioned several photos "Mr. and Mrs. Kanye West." The couple married Saturday in Italy.
Scout Willis Goes Topless on the Streets of N.Y.C.
Scout Willis is on a mission to bare it all. The 22-year-old daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore walked around NYC topless on Tuesday to protest Instagram's anti-nudity policy. It’s legal to go topless in New York. She posted photos on Twitter, wearing only a skirt.
Eva Longoria's Las Vegas Strip steakhouse closes
Eva Longoria's female-focused steakhouse, “SHe,” closed over the weekend, less than 2 years after opening on the Las Vegas Strip. The venue had been in trouble with health inspectors over food preparation. Her restaurant in Hollywood, Beso, is still open.
Jay Z Splits From Longtime Business Partner
Jay Z has reportedly parted ways from his longtime business partner who helped build his empire. John Meneilly was one of the driving forces behind the rise of Rocawear and record label Roc Nation. It is unclear as to what caused the split, but they parted on good terms.
Paul Walker's daughter will live with her mother
Paul Walker's daughter Meadow will continue to live with her mother Rebecca and a nanny. Her grandmother Cheryl has dropped her petition to become the teenager's legal guardian. Meadow is 15. She will inherit Paul's entire $25 million fortune.
'Chelsea Lately' gets August end date
If you’re a long-time fan of Chelsea Lately on E! Network, mark Aug. 26 on your calendar. The talk show is ending its 7-year run. It's earlier-than-expected. Handler’s contract expires at the end of the year. She is working on a production deal with Netflix.
Robert Pattinson Says He and Kristen Stewart Are Still in Touch
Robert Pattinson is on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter's latest issue. He says the Twilight movies were the hardest jobs he ever had. Producers at first thought he was too old for the part, but hired him anyway. He does stay in touch with his ex, Kristen Stewart.
Goal! LaVar Burton raises $1 million to re-launch Reading Rainbow
Some of you may remember Reading Rainbow, the PBS program that ran on PBS from 1983 to 2009. Host LeVar Burton launched a campaign to bring the show to the internet & develop a version for schools. He went on Kickstarter -- & raised $1 million yesterday alone.
Billy Idol Autobiography Gets Release Date
Billy Idol today appears at a book publishing convention in New York before commencing his 2014 summer tour. His book of memoirs titled "Dancing with Myself" is out Oct 7. The man born William Michael Albert Broad is also working on a new album.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Anthony Geary is 67. Singer Rebbie (ree-bee) Jackson is 64. Movie composer Danny Elfman is 61. Singer LaToya Jackson is 58. Actor Ted Levine is 57. Actress Annette Bening is 56. Actor Rupert Everett is 55. Actor Adrian Paul is 55. Singer Melissa Etheridge is 53. Actress Lisa Whelchel is 51. Actress Tracey Bregman is 51. Rock musician Noel Gallagher is 47. Singer Jayski McGowan (Quad City DJ's) is 47. Rock musician Mark Lee (Third Day) is 41. Singer Melanie Brown (Spice Girls) is 39. Rapper Playa Poncho is 39. Actor Brandon Mychal Smith is 25.