Posts By Anthony Miccio

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Courtney Love Sued (Again!) Over Her Defamatory Tweets

Remember when Courtney Love had to pay almost half a million for calling designer Dawn Simorangkir an “a–wipe nasty lying nosebag thief” (among other things) on Twitter? It looks like someone else is giving this “Twitter defamation” thing a shot. The law firm Gordon & Holmes is suing the Hole singer over her tweet that partner “Rhonda J Holmes Esq of San Diego was bought off” and interview comments around that time where Courtney claimed a female lawyer abandoned her because they “got to her.” The firm claims that these blatant suggestions of bribery have damaged Holmes’ career and reputation, and they’re seeking unspecified punitive damages.

Seems like we’ve got a dangerous precedent here. No, we don’t think people should be allowed to hint to the media that lawyers have been bribed without proof, but as part of the gossip-entertainment complex, we’re a little worried that these legal maneuvers might keep Courtney quiet. Sure, most celebs she slams can’t say she’s hurt their career, but they could argue their reputation has been sullied—like when she recalls Kelly Osbourne’s drug problems, or her long-ago tryst with Gavin Rossdale or suggests ex Edward Norton lost her $300,000. She’s already given up Twitter…do we really want to see her give-up the tell-all interview too? Thankfully (for us), Love would probably rather be broke than not be able to talk s—.

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Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Can’t Stop Kissing In Hawaii

It’s like a PG-13 of Green Eggs & Ham: Will he kiss her on a boat? Will he kiss her on a goat? Will he kiss her in the sky? Will he kiss her on the eye? The answer for Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez is clearly yes…assuming they can find a goat to ride on during their romantic vacation in Hawaii. The young lovers have been piling on the PDAs, smooching on every mode of transport possible. Guess nobody’s worried about death threats from jealous Bielebers anymore!

Check out the gallery for more of Selena’s bikini body—we know you’re not impressed by Bieber’s muscles—and their  puppy love (related bit of trivia: the age of consent in Hawaii is 16).

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Kate Winslet Wears White To The El Museo Del Barrio Gala

Considering how much time Kate Winslet has spent in front of Mario Testino‘s lens, it was only right that she was on hand to honor the legendary photographer at last night’s El Museo Del Barrio gala in New York. Not that she’s the only Kate he’s flattered. “The two other Kates, Kate Moss and Kate Middleton [Mario shot Prince William's engagement photos], were unavailable so you have to make do with me,” cracked Winslet before presenting his award. “His biggest strength without fail is making women look beautiful. So when Mario turns to you and says, ‘it’s beautiful, but I think it would work better naked, no?’ How can one refuse?” Um, can we just ask when has Kate ever refused the chance to work naked?

Also on hand to tip the hat to Testino were folks like Anna Wintour, Josh Hartnett, John Legend and Courtney Love, who somehow managed to stay clothed. See photos of from the bash in the gallery below.

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Bono Promises Spider-Man Musical Will Be Ready By June 14th

Read Bono‘s lips: no new delays! The U2 singer, who performed with Spider-Man: Turn Of The Dark star Reeve Carney and guitarist The Edge on American Idol Wednesday, swears that the revamped musical will be ready for its June 14th premiere date. “We’re opening Spider-Man on the 14th,” he said. “I promise it’s not been canceled, and we’re very excited about it. It’s almost there—it will be there by opening night.” Considering the decade-in-the-making superhero spectacle has been in previews since November 2010, with original script and director Julie Taymor tossed aside after horrible reviews, cast injuries and frequent equipment malfunctions, it would take a promise from the show’s songwriter to make us believe it.

Ironically, considering he was rumored the deciding factor in Taymor’s departure, Bono was playing the innocent when discussing new director Philip McKinley. “He came in to fill impossible shoes—Julie Taymor—she’s a genius and I miss her so much.”  Really, dude? Only Bono could get away with saying that after just admitting to Nightline that the press was right about the Taymor-run show sucking.

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Rumor We Love: Leo Takes Hat Off In A Cabana, Obviously Playing The Field

Leonardo DiCaprio has been gallivanting around Europe following Cannes, chillaxing with pals like Lukas Haas and Melissa Satta and causing all sorts of gossip by wandering around yachts and beachfronts with rumored rebound Blake Lively. But according to the New York Daily News, she isn’t the only lady keeping Leo entertained after his split with Bar Refaeli. Seems the Departed star shared a cabana in Monaco with a lady named “Natalie” only a day after wandering around Portafino, Italy with Blake. “DiCaprio ordered food, smoked a cigar and removed his hat,” says the paper. “A sign, our source says, that he was relaxed in the presence of the mystery woman.”

You know, we’re grateful for every anecdote we can get about Leo and his playboy ways—almost as grateful as we are for the above photo of him wearing scrunched-down knee-socks and cool blue shorts with his posse in Italy earlier this week. But are we really supposed to take this seriously? That Leo expresses romantic comfort by removing his hat and sending for the Artichokes Barigoule? Would he otherwise just sit in the cabana with his hat on, ignoring hunger pains and nicotine cravings? Thank goodness this “source” was able to note the tell-tale signs of a Leo in heat.

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Charlie Sheen Selling His Mansion For $7.2 Million

Last February, Charlie Sheen was a mega-rich sitcom star fantasizing about having his favorite ex-wives and porn stars living in a collection of mansions. Three short months later, the guy is getting rid of his. TMZ reports that Charlie’s Beverly Hills mansion—the one that’s seen countless cocaine benders and x-rated escapades before it became his “Sober Valley Lodge”—is on the market for a sweet $7.2 million. “An entertainer’s dream with spacious public rooms, most of which open to a beautifully landscaped yard featuring a professional outdoor kitchen with dining area, pool and spa,” says the listing. “Other features include a screening room and top-of-the-line appliances and finishes.” Oh, if walls could only talk…they’d probably need therapy.

While it’s hard to believe Sheen is hard up for cash, even with his legal fees, and support payments and whatnot, his 2010 Two And A Half Men contract did request $10 million from Warner Bros. up front, to be paid back over the run of the season. Maybe the guy just wants to increase his financial liquidity—especially since he’s allegedly staying off actual drinks.

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Lindsay Lohan Begins House Arrest, Picks Up Ankle Bracelet At 5 A.M.

Looks like the party’s going to have to come to Lindsay for the next few weeks. Lindsay Lohan’s house arrest reportedly began this morning, with the actress visiting Lynnwood jail at 5am to receive her very special ankle bracelet. The punishment comes from Lindsay pleading no contest to that jewelry theft telling Lindsay to walk off with their jewelry.

Police told the tabs that Lindsay will have to spend about 35 days behind bars (sorry, windows), which is a little longer than the two weeks initially predicted. Once she’s free to step past the property line, Lindsay will have to finish her 480 hours of community service before she’ll be free to get in trouble again. But until then, get pumped for lots and lots of late night tweets!

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Courtney Love Won’t Do Reality TV Because Gwyneth Called Her “A-List”

The second part of Courtney Love’s interview with The Fix is out, and it has everything: insane tales of her adolescence (“At the time, I was working at a dance hall in Taiwan, trying to earn money, so I could afford an apartment in San Francisco. I was utterly broke, so I was sleeping in a bed with a bunch of Brazilian dancers…I got crabs”), insane tales of Hollywood encounters (“At Ted Demme‘s funeral, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson dared me to walk up to Harvey Weinsten and tell him off”) and insane tales of…well, insanity (“I’ve never been good with numbers, but when I was on crack I could do math really, really well. I became a f—ing whiz at calculus. But I also became kind of psychotic, unfortunately”). Needless to say the entire read is highly recommended.

Our favorite part may be Courtney’s explanation for why she hasn’t cashed in on the reality TV craze. “As Gwyneth [Paltrow] once said to me, ‘Once you’re A-list, you’re always A-list,’ and I try to remember that,” she explained. “I get offers to do a reality shows nearly every day. But I’m not going to put myself out there and whore myself out. I may be a drug addict, but I still have some self-respect.” Granted, she did appear on The Osbournes (remember when Courtney went off on Kelly Osbourne last month?) and star in the 2006 documentary The Return Of Courtney Love, but if she’d rather give the rants and public escapades away for free than save them for TV, we won’t complain.

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Chyna Making Her Professional Porn Debut 7 Years After Her Sex Tape Leaked

Fans of Chyna‘s sex tape, get excited—the sequel’s going to have way better production values. Vivid Entertainment announced to TMZ that Chyna recently filmed scenes with porn stars Evan and Lee Stone to be used for a DVD tentatively titled Backdoor Into Chyna. Though the 1999 WWF International Championship holder has posed in Playboy and filmed the aforementioned sex tape with fellow wrestler Sean Waltman in 2004, the proposed movie would be Chyna’s entry in the world of professional porn product.

Chyna, who appeared on The Surreal Life and Celebrity Rehab since retiring from wrestling the mid-’90s, returned to the ring earlier this month as part of Total Nostop Action Wrestling’s Impact! on Spike. She was hospitalized last fall after reportedly taking an overdose of Benadryl.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Investigated For Using Highway Patrol To Transport Girls

Shockingly, a mega-famous mega-rich actor/governor who confessed to having a secret love child with his housekeeper and has been accused of groping women without consent may have been up to other forms of hanky-panky during his time in office. Arnold Schwarzenegger is reportedly under investigation by the California attorney general after the former head of security at the Sacramento Hyatt Regency told the National Enquirer that the governor regularly had Highway Patrol officers bringing “scantily-clad women” in and out of his suite. Why the women had to be scantily-clad before arriving at Schwarzenegger’s suite is not clear.

In a bizarre change of pace, TMZ quoted CHP officers to deny the story, though judging from their frequent posts slamming Schwarzenegger’s housekeeper/babymama Mildred Baena—she’s been called everything from a “maneater” to a “self-hating Hispanic” in their headlines—one has to wonder whose side of the drama their sources plead allegiance to. Arnold, allegedly hiding out in Sun Valley, Idaho, has yet to comment on the latest drama.

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