Posts By Ambika Muttoo

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Who’s Getting Gary Coleman’s Estate?

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Gary Coleman died tragically last week. There’s been some controversy in the wake. His ex-wife Shannon Price was by his side in the hospital, and she was the one authorized doctors to take him off life support. The problem is that Price and Coleman secretly divorced close to two years ago in August 2008, therefore making the fact that she made that all-important decision to pull the plug on Coleman questionable.

Randy Kester, Coleman’s lawyer, said, “I was the attorney for the divorce proceedings. Out of a respect for Gary’s privacy, up until it became public, I didn’t want to say anything.” He added, “Their relationship has been on-again, off-again. I know that there were periods of time where she resided in the home with Gary, and there were periods of time where she didn’t.”

This revelation also raises disputes with regards to Coleman’s estate. His estranged parents Sue and Willie Coleman might “file a probate action which will ask the court to make a determination as to who [Gary's] heirs are,” Kester adds.

Complicated much? “No one’s come forward with what appears to be a valid will. No one’s come forward with anything that would indicate that his parents would not end up being his heirs” Kester reveals.

According to the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, Price had the right to make the decision and they released a statement saying Gary had signed an “Advanced Health Care Directive that granted Shannon Price permission to make medical decisions on his behalf if he was unable to do so.” Hospital officials say that the document stands regardless of marital status, unless the patient changes it.
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Erin Andrews And Maksim Chmerkovskiy Dirty Dance In Public

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Looks like there’s a lot more than dancing going on between these two! Erin Andrews was all over her Dancing with the Stars partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy this week. The action went down at SL on West 14th Street and a source reported, “They couldn’t keep their hands off each other. First they started waltzing around the club, then the night ended with dirty dancing.” Ariba!

The love clues were all there before. Chmerkovskiy very recently said, “I think she’s goofy and funny and sexy.” They’ve been hedging the whole ‘are they dating’ question. When asked by Ellen DeGeneres if there was a relationship, Andrews said, “Depends on what day you get us on.”  That sounds quite convenient…and hot!

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Kevin Costner A Dad For The Seventh Time

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Kevin Costner is a daddy again. He’s had plenty of practice since this is his seventh kiddie and his wife Christine Baumgartner Costner‘s third. Hello Grace Avery Costner. Welcome to the world. Grace Avery arrived on Wednesday  at 5:46 p.m. in California. She weighed 7 lbs  and was 21 inches at birth if anyone’s curious. Mommy and daughter are doing just fine, say’s the Costner’s rep.
The Oscar-winning director, 55, and his wife, Christine Baumgartner Costner, 36, announced the pregnancy in March while they were engaged. They’ve since been married. Congratulations! Diaper duty should be a breeze by now.

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Brooke Shields Pisses Off PETA

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Brooke Shields. When you makes statements like the following, you do realize that the poop will hit the roof right? Ms Shields traipsed to Copenhagen for the Kopenhagen Fur’s workshop a couple of months ago to design her very own fur coat and said, “Wearing fur may be associated with something grandmotherish. Something you wear when you visit the opera, or if you are a rock star and wears it inside out. But I will advocate that both my generation and the younger generation can wear fur.” Because, it’s her “little girl’s dream”. Wait, she’s not done yet, “I will wear the fur garment when I follow my children to school, when I drink coffee and when I sleep.”

Well, in marches PETA to shatter that girly dream. In response, they blogged, “When I was a little girl, I dreamed about growing up to be a rock star. Or maybe a veterinarian. Or a roller derby queen. I didn’t dream about anally electrocuting animals on fur farms, but apparently Brooke Shields did.”

You didn’t think that’s all they’d say, did you? The PETA peeps continued with, “We understand that when some actors’ careers begin to fade, they’ll do just about anything to stay in the limelight, including appearing in eyelash-growing commercials and starring in short-lived TV shows. But Brooke, did you really want the world to remember you as a ‘fur pimp’ who stares agog at rows of animal skins?” Signed, sealed, delivered.

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Report: Clooney’s Girlfriend Disses Jen Aniston On Twitter

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Now now, there’s no need to get personal. George Clooney‘s girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis has been accused of letting it rip on Jennifer Aniston. The weapon of choice? Twitter. She apparently compared Aniston to Iggy Pop. Ouch.

And keeping in true H-wood style, she claims it was all a big misunderstanding. Canalis tweeted, “JUST READ ON GOOGLE That I TWEETED something bad about J Aniston,let me be clear,it’s a complete LIE,I would never do that!!”

Apparently Canalis re-tweeted someone else’s rather rude opinion, which was written in Italian and read, ” I’m browsing again through the pages of Rolling Stone. Iggy Pop on the cover looks exactly like Jennifer Aniston.” She also stated that she had trouble figuring out the site, “I was at the beginning, not sure what ‘retweet’ meant.” She capped off with (typos included, ” But I don t know what to do with somebody who doesn t understund that it was a MISTAKE to retweet what SOMEBODY ELSE wrote ok?!?”

We thinks the lady doth protest too much. And yes, we’ve included Mr. Clooney in the picture above, just because he makes the photo so much prettier. Sigh.

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Alex Rodriguez And Cameron Diaz Play Host Together

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The love-fest between Alex Rodriguez and Cameron Diaz is so on. They’re even hosting do’s together now! Like at The Lion, a West Village eatery, where they entertained a table-full of friends. A source reported, ” They arrived around 10 p.m. with a group of eight friends and sat in the private lounge upstairs. The staff took turns guarding the ropes that led to their upstairs room, which was theirs exclusively for the dinner party.” Looks like all that talk about eloping hasn’t scared him off one bit. Question is… how much more pissed will Kate Hudson be when she hears about how smoothly things seem to be going?

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Naveen Andrews And Barbara Hershey Split

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Barbara Hershey and Naveen Andrews – better known to the world as Sayid on Lost – have split.  Andrews manager Renee Jennet stated, “They remain the best of friends.” These two seemed like they were in it for the long haul, despite the 21 year age difference. So let’s take a look back and their love, shall we?

They got together in 1999, way before Andrews became a huge star on Lost. The then-29-year-old actor met Hershey on the set of the blink-and-it’s gone indie film Drowning on Dry Land. They briefly separated in 2005, during which Andrews fathered a child with another woman.  They managed working things out and continued their relationship until their breakup. On another note, Hershey at 62, is a complete fox!

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Single Heidi Ready To Take On Summer

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Well, we’ll now have to refer to Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt separately, since the two have split. That news came following the heels of a report that friends were worried that Montag was suicidal.Then more news came charging forth. Heidi complained that Pratt isolated her from her friends and family and was super controlling. The bullpoop hit the roof when Spencer called the cops on Heidi’s mother, Darlene Egelhoff, when she came to visit. And FrankenHeidi finally bailed because she has ” a loose cannon of a husband.” Yes, she just realized that now.

Out of all this drama comes a reality show, naturally. Montag is apparently going to rent a Malibu beach house with one of her best friends, Jennifer Bunney who said, “Heidi has spent so much time with Spencer and now she wants to be able to spend more time with herself and friendships.”

Heidi seems stoked tweeting, “This is going to be the best summer of my life!!!” Bunney gave RadarOnline.com more details, about what they’re planning. “Heidi and I are moving into a Malibu beach house this summer. We’re really excited to do girly things and show people who we really are and that we’re really fun, sweet and loyal girls.” And while Montag and Pratt aren’t legally separated, she added, “But, she is moving in with me. It’s just her being able to have some freedom from marriage and for us to work on our friendship and focus on things we want to focus on.” And what the show will most likely focus on is Montag’s marital situation.”The show is going to focus on our friendship, getting through things with each other like marriage stuff and boyfriend stuff,” Bunney stated.

As for Spencer? He’s probably planning to sit around with his crystals and guns for the summer.

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Director Guillermo Del Toro Quits The Hobbit

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This is a major setback for the planned film version of J.R.R Tolkien‘s The Hobbit, something Lord of The Rings junkies have been looking forward to for years. Production delays have forced director Guillermo del Toro to quit the two-part prequel to Peter Jackson‘s LOTR trilogy.

He stated, “In light of ongoing delays in the setting of a start date for filming The Hobbit, I am faced with the hardest decision of my life.” He added, “After nearly two years of living, breathing and designing a world as rich as Tolkien’s Middle Earth, I must, with great regret, take leave from helming these wonderful pictures.” Apparently the film still hadn’t been given the go-ahead by MGM.

Del Toro will continue to co-write the screenplays with Jackson and his wife, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens. But there’s no directing to be done because, he said, “There cannot be any start dates until the MGM situation gets resolved. They do hold a considerable portion of the rights.”

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Britney Spears And BF Fight In Public

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We thought Britney Spears and boyfriend, Jason Trawick were doing so well, especially after she canned Trawick as her agent so they could focus on the relationship. Well, there wasn’t much lovin’ going down at the Mondrian in L.A, where the duo were having dinner this weekend.

Britney and Jason started arguing in full view of the public, and one source gabbed, “Britney was rude to the waitress and then started arguing with Jason, saying she’d had enough. He was trying to calm her down, but she wasn’t in the mood. They had been sitting down for dinner, but just over 30 minutes into the meal, Britney decided she wanted to leave. She headed out of a back door of the hotel, with Jason following, still trying to calm her down. She looked furious. It’s clear there is trouble in paradise.”

Spears’ rep declined to comment, which means it’s probably worse than we thought!

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