Diddy, aka Sean Combs, came face-to-face with the barrel of a gun early Saturday morning. Law enforcement sources say the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department stopped a vehicle in Diddy’s entourage for not having proper tags, while driving down the Sunset Strip. The rest of his entourage pulled up shortly after and things got a bit out of hand. It’s sheriff department policy to call for backup when other cars linger at a traffic stop. After the backup arrived one of the driver’s became “extremely uncooperative,” to the point he had to be detained.
This is when Combs and six members of his entourage exited their vehicles and started walking towards the detained driver. The deputies did not know they were in the presence of Puff Daddy when one of them drew his weapon. Things almost turned into a front page story, but the situation became peaceful after they identified themselves. The detained driver was driving a rental car so no ticket was issued. There isn’t a dull moment when you run with Puff’s posse.
Singer Katy Perry is raising temperatures with the inspiration behind her summer hit “I Kissed a Girl.” Perry found her muse, Scarlett Johansson while skimming through a magazine. “I was with my boyfriend at the time, and I said to him, ‘I’m not going to lie: If Scarlett Johansson walked into the room and wanted to make out with me, I would make out with her. I hope you’re okay with that?’ she tells the latest issue of Steppin’ Out magazine. The spunky brunette has also said she wants to lock lips with teen queen Miley Cyrus, but at night she goes home to Gym Class Heroes singer Travis McCoy.
Tune in to the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 7 at 9PM to see if Katy Perry wins this year’s Best Female Video. And vote for Katy now to win Best New Artist! [Photo: FilmMagic]
Shaquille O’Neal apparently needs to learn that “no” means “no.” Alexis Miller, an Atlanta hip-hop artist known as MaryJane, just got a restraining order against the NBA star, alleging he threatened her bodily harm and harassed her with vulgar phone calls. According to court documents Shaq threatened to “blackball” her from the recording industry and sent her violent illustrations of a man and woman having sexual intercourse.
Miller said she started to receive disturbing e-mails after their 18-month relationship ended. Shaq, pictured above partying in a Dallas nightclub last June, has been ordered to stop all contact with Miller and must stay at least 200 yards away from her and her 19-month-old baby. O’Neal is scheduled to appear before a judge on Sept. 4. No word yet from Shaq’s camp.
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Child molester Richard Hayes Stone (pictured above), Teri Hatcher‘s uncle through marriage, died of colon cancer at the age of 70 on Tuesday. The Desperate Housewives star helped put Stone behind bars after she heard of the suicide of Northern California teenager Sarah Van Cleemput (pictured at right). The young woman had left a note after shooting herself in the head that said: “You’re probably thinking a normal teenager doesn’t do this; well, ask Dick!”
The man in question ended up being Hatcher’s uncle, and the actress contacted authorities and secretly revealed to prosecutors that she was molested as a child by him. Mr. Stone pleaded guilty and had served six years of a 14-year jail sentence. [Photos: Splash News Online]
Miley Cyrus wants cold hard cash for her birthday. The teen queen, who earned $18.2 million last year, is selling a limited amount of $250 tickets to her Sweet 16, set to take place at Disneyland. Cyrus was tight lipped about the celebration’s details, but she did say: “I love roller coasters. So this is my ultimate birthday.” Members of Youth Service America will also be honored for their charitable work at the big fiesta. The singer/actress would love a car for her birthday. We just hope Miley doesn’t pull a Lohan now that she has wheels.
Tickets for “Miley’s Sweet 16 — Share the Celebration” go on sale August 30. We can already hear piggy banks cracking open.
Jessica Simpson says she’s not the jealous type, but she keeps a close eye on her man. The singer insists that her boyfriend Tony Romo isn’t calling his ex, Carrie Underwood. Carrie says in the September issue of Allure: “The phone will ring and it’ll be him [Romo], and I’ll maybe not answer.” When asked about Carrie’s claims during an interview with a Nashville radio station, Jessica said that she “looked at his call log” and that “Tony and I chuckled about it.”
Jessica also went out of her way to make it known that she’s happy with her beau. “Most of the guys I dated were captivated by my heart but they had different ways of trying to get to me,” she said. “But Tony understands me.” We’re not totally convinced it was her “heart” that captivated her ex boyfriends, but it’s nice to know that the two are going strong. [Photo: Getty Images]
Courtenay Semel, Tila Tequila‘s lesbian girlfriend, spent the night in a Las Vegas jail for allegedly smacking a security guard in the back of the head. The daughter of former Yahoo! CEO Terry Semel, who is the rumored ex-lover of Lindsay Lohan, was allegedly falling over drunk and decided to leave a lasting impression on her way out of Pure nightclub. Courtenay was immediately detained by Caesars Palace security while her pals, including Vegas showman Jeff Beacher, waited for the popo to arrive and bust her for battery.
Earlier in the night, according to the New York Post, Courtenay ate dinner at Sushi Samba in the Palazzo with Kourtney Kardashian while being filmed for Keeping Up With The Kardashians. We’re sure it was the sake’s fault!
It seems like Universal is aiming to turn Mamma Mia! into a cult hit among the sing-along crowd. In order to boost the film’s profile (and box office grosses) over Labor Day, the studio plans to present Mamma Mia! The Sing-Along Edition in select theaters nationwide so you can finally let your inner Pierce Brosnan out.
While it’s not as campy as Rocky Horror or as beloved as, say, the now-defunct Buffy musical, this could just be the hook the film needed to take it beyond its moderate summer hit status. No word on what the audience participation might include, but we suggest that S.O.S. pads get in on the product tie-ins during the aural massacre that is Pierce Brosnan’s rendition of that ABBA song. [Source: Reuters]
Tom Cruise is pulling a Robert Downey Jr. in an attempt to revitalize his career (may we remind you of his antics?) by starring in DC Comics’ Sleeper for Warner Bros. Let’s hope for Tom producer Sam Raimi can work his magic like he did with the Spiderman trilogy. But we have a feeling that Cruise will seem even crazier in a Lycra bodysuit.
Sleeper, which ran from 2003-05, centers on an operative whose fusion with an alien artifact makes him impervious to pain and allows him to pass it on to others through skin contact.
The whole family could get involved, Katie could play his love interest Miss Misery and Suri could play the alien (that was too easy). Poor little Suri is always typecast, but the girl has her strengths.
LeRoi Moore, saxophonist and founding member of the Dave Matthews Band, died yesterday at a hospital in Hollywood from sudden complications stemming from his June ATV accident on his farm near Charlottesville, Virginia. The 46-year-old sax blower suffered a punctured lung and broken ribs. Moore had recently returned to his Los Angeles home to begin an intensive physical rehabilitation program. The talented musician will be missed.