Posts By Ambika Muttoo

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Cristiano Ronaldo Fuming About “Vanity Fair” Cover

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The world’s most expensive (and gorgeous) soccer player  Cristiano Ronaldo is not too happy with Vanity Fair. The Real Madrid star is fuming because he posed for a cover with photographer Annie Leibovitz, which he striped down to his underpants for. To show how ripped he was, something us very grateful folks can see in the Emporio Armani underwear ads he posed for too.

Unfortunately, Vanity Fair put Ronaldo on the cover with a massive rival, the Ivory Coast’s (and equally ripped) Didier Drogba, who’s also a striker for Chelsea FC. Considering what hot property these two are, they’re not exactly the best of friends. Ronaldo’s team, Portugal, is going to take on the Ivory Coast in the opening World Cup match on June 15. And then we’ll have our very own clash of the Titans.

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Lindsay Lohan’s Excuses, Daddy Dearest Weighs In

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You Lohan’s. What would the world be like without you. What would we do without you. The latest bout of crazy comes from Lindsay Lohan‘s court visit yesterday. Now, she knew the Judge Marsh Revel was most likely going to make her wear a monitor anklet. Her legal team tried to object, saying she had to shoot for a movie in Texas. No cigar.

Now, in pure Lindsay style… she’s been busted. Again. Come on, stolen passports, all flights back to the U.S booked… it’s the new my dog-ate-my-homework with her! Unfortunately, it’s her movie-in-Texas BS that’s unravelled. Because there are no movies that she’s supposed to be in Texas for! TMZ contacted the producers of the only two movies Lindsay is involved in - Machete and Inferno – and they’ve both made it crystal clear that there’s nothing happening in Texas. A spokesperson for Machete says that there are some scenes being shot there but, “according to the director, they don’t include [Lindsay].”

An Inferno rep blabbed, “The Linda Lovelace biopic doesn’t plan on starting shooting ’till the beginning of August.”  And guess what…. no scenes are being shot in Texas. Get used to that SCRAM bracelet, Lindz.

Now where there’s anything Lindsay, her dad, Michael Lohan can’t be far behind. He’s been threatening to crash her court hearings, going ballistic after she “stood him up” and shows up with cops at her apartment. He’s also been hollering about how he wants to beg the judge not to send Li.Lo to jail, but to rehab instead. Because he really cares about his daughter.

Now he’s telling TMZ  that he “doesn’t think it’s a good idea for her to detox on her own.” He feels Lindsay would be best served by “being under a doctor’s care.”  He’s got an addiction recovery specialist, Marc Kern, to back him up. IF Lindsay has a drug problem he says, “There probably should have been an assessment of her reliance and dependency of substances before they took her off of everything. That would have been a safer method.” We think it’s safe to say we haven’t heard the end of it.

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Update On Simon Monjack’s Death

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The news of the death of Brittany Murphy‘s husband, Simon Monjack, late last night came as a shock. RadarOnline has more details from the LAPD. They’re stating that “the preliminary cause of death for Mr. Monjack seems to be natural causes.” Sgt. Louie Lozano also revealed that, “no weapons were found at the scene”. The LAPD will not be involved in the investigation now “since there was no indication of foul play or criminal activity.” They’re leaving it up to the coroner now.

Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter answered questions outside the home that Monjack and Murphy shared on Rising Glen Road. He stated, “This evening, Mr. Monjack was found unresponsive, paramedics responded to the house, he was pronounced dead at [9:45 p.m. Sunday]. There were some prescription drugs found that belonged to Mr. Monjack, and we’ll have an ongoing investigation.”

He added, “Cause of death is pending, and there will be an autopsy after a day or so, and pending toxicology [reports,] we’ll be releasing the results after we get all those tests back.”

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Reese Witherspoon Moving In With Her Boyfriend?

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That was quick! Apparently Reese Witherspoon is living with her agent BF of four months, Jim Toth. Yup, she just broke up with Jake Gyllenhaal less than six months ago.  Do the math: it shows that Witherspoon and Toth started dating about a month or so after Gyllenspoon split. A source reveals that they “don’t want to spend any time apart.” Well, they have plenty of room to spare. Witherspoon has multimillion dollar digs in both Ojai and Brentwood.

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Did Bret Michaels Win The Celebrity Apprentice?

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What a week — actually, a couple of months — it’s been for Bret Michaels. Late last week, he had to go back to the hospital due to a “warning stroke,” where he discovered he had a hole in his heart. Chances were he wouldn’t be well enough to make it for Sunday’s finale of The Celebrity Apprentice. He managed to soldier on, though, and his rep Janna Elias said, “Bret is a very passionate person and refuses to live his life curled up in a ball wondering if or when something else might happen.” She added, “As his friends and staff we are all making sure that he is not taking any undue risks and we are certainly taking every precaution possible to insure his health and well being. If and when something else occurs we will deal with it at that time.”

Spoiler Alert! If you didn’t watch the episode… stop reading now!
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Glee Picked Up For A Third Season

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Gleeks go crazy! Everyone’s favorite musical/show, Glee, has already been picked up for a third season. Its first season wraps up on June 8. Peter Rice, who is the Fox Networks Group Entertainment Chairman (the channel on which the show airs), said, “In just one year, Glee has transcended the television landscape and emerged as a global pop culture phenomenon,” so it figures that they’d want to keep the motor running.

The creator of the series, Ryan Murphy, seems rather happy. He added, “It’s been a whirlwind year — from shooting the pilot to performing at the White House to the concert tour that began last week — and yet we all feel like we’ve just begun this amazing musical journey. We think our Gleeks worldwide are going to love what we’ll have in store for them in seasons two and three.”

There’s also high praise from the Queen herself, Madonna! Her episode won such smashing reviews that another Madonna-centric piece is being planned. She commented, “I thought the Madonna episode of Glee was brilliant on every level. The dialogue and the entire script was genius. The entire cast was amazing. They’re all so talented. I especially loved Sue Sylvester [Jane Lynch] and Kurt Hummel’s [Chris Colfer] characters. Ryan Murphy did a great job bringing all these elements together.” Well, if Madge has given her blessings, then they’re onto something!

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Brittany Murphy’s Husband, Simon Monjack, Found Dead

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In a tragic twist, the late actress Brittany Murphy‘s husband, Simon Monjack, was found dead last night. TMZ said that law enforcement sources reported that Murphy’s mother, Sharon, found him unconscious in the master bedroom around 9:30pm. She called 911, but he was pronounced dead soon after the paramedics arrived. An investigation is underway, with more details to follow.

Brittany Murphy died just five months ago from a cardiac arrest.

RELATED: Update On Simon Monjack’s Death

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Penelope Cruz Auctions Off Couture Gowns For Haiti

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She brought in the cash! Penelope Cruz auctioned off couture gowns worn on the red carpet for Haiti. And get this… they raised $333,000. The auction happened in Cannes, and they helped raise funds for  Sean Penn‘s Jenkins-Penn Haitian Relief Organization.

Plenty of celebrities stepped up to donate their gowns. The lovely stylish ladies included Scarlett JohanssonDiane KrugerCharlize Theron,Naomi WattsMarion CotillardDemi MooreGisele BundchenAnne HathawayJulia Roberts and Gwyneth PaltrowSalma Hayek Pinault got top marks. She wore the first gown from the brand new Gucci Première couture label for a screening of Robin Hood last week. One bidder was so enamored that he paid 17,000 euros – the equivalent is approximately $ 21,000 – for it.

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Bret Michaels Suffers Another Stroke, Has Hole In His Heart

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He just got out! Bret Michaels spent a harrowing couple of weeks in the hospital ICU when he suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage (bleeding at the base of his brain stem) on April 21.  Bret was released from hospital even though he was “still very sick,” but was on his way to making a full recovery. He was even planning to compete in the live Celebrity Apprentice finale on Sunday.

Unfortunately he’s now suffered a “warning stroke” that has him back in hospital. Tests have revealed that Bret also has a hole in his heart. His neurosurgeon, Dr Jospeh Zabramski has revealed that the news is “devastating…to Bret and his family.” He adds, “The good news is that it is operable and treatable and we think we may have diagnosed the problem that caused the…warning stroke; however we feel it is highly unlikely this is connected to the brain hemorrhage he suffered just a few weeks earlier. Once again, it is great that he quickly reacted to the severe numbness and got to the hospital immediately.”

Michaels attitude is still positive. Dr. Zabramski further states, “I realize Bret wants to make a full recovery so that he can be active with his family, attempt to attend the finale of Celebrity Apprentice and especially get back on the road to continue making music. Without a doubt he is very determined to get healthy and make a 100 percent recovery. Medically speaking it is a fantastic attitude both mentally and physically for him to have. However, Bret’s brain and body are not quite 100 percent yet, especially with the hole found in his heart.”

Stay tuned for more details. We have our fingers crossed for you Bret!

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Naomi Campbell Has To Testify About Blood Diamonds

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This blood diamond business is not going away. We had written about Naomi Campbell refusing to testify at the former Liberian president Charles Taylor’s war crimes trial at The Hague. He had apparently, given her a massive uncut “blood diamond” in South Africa in 1997. This is when the supermodel and Mia Farrow were Nelson Mandela’s overnight guests.

Now, prosecutors for the trial have asked the judges to subpoena the hard-hitting Campbell to testify about those blood diamonds she allegedly received from Taylor. Their timing is just perfect too. Her billionaire BF Vlad Doronin, is throwing her a massive 40th birthday party at the Hotel du Cap which is going to be milling with plenty of celebrities from the Cannes Film Festival. Just try not to hit anyone, Naomi. We know you’re stressed!

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