Posts By Ambika Muttoo

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Chuck Bass Is Alive!

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Did you really think that Chuck Bass was going to go down in a dirty alley in Prague? The Gossip Girl finale lived up to it’s name and had us texting “WTF. XOXO” frantically. What the hell, dudes? Fortunately, news has surfaced so rest your pretty little heads. Ed Westwick aka Chuck Bass in not dead.

CW’s Upfront charted out a Bass bio and it turns out that he’s alive and well and has a new lease on life! And Chair isn’t done because Bass is going to up the ante on his efforts to get back a Paris-bound Blair! Swoon! No change on the Little J front. Taylor Momsen‘s still MIA for an ‘indefinite’ number of episodes!

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Scientologists Weigh In On John Travolta, Kelly Preston’s New Baby

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We just wrote about John Travolta and Kelly Preston‘s new baby. After the news came out, various Scientologists – Travolta and Preston are both staunch believers – have expressed their opinions on why the couple got pregnant.

They’ve had to cope with the devastating loss of their 16-year-old autistic son, Jett Travolta, from a seizure, which happened last year. The tenets of Scientology state that a follower’s spirit has had multiple lives. It will live on in another body after death, and thus carries on never truly passing away.

Michael Pattinson, an artist who quit Scientology in 1997 after 24 years and later, sued the group, thinks they’re having this baby so that Jett’s spirit will live on! He said, “The whole ethos of Scientology is that we come back. With Sea Org [the sect's upper echelon], they ask members to sign billion-year contracts. Their motto is ‘We Come Back.’ It makes sense that the Travoltas would have another baby after losing Jett.”

A Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis disagrees, saying, “We believe that when people pass away, the spirit leaves the body and moves to another body right away. I wouldn’t want to make any comment on the Travoltas and the passing of their son, but for someone to suggest such a thing sounds pretty reprehensible to me.”

Rick Ross, founder of the Ross Institute, which researches Scientology adds, “I don’t believe they consider the child to be a reincarnation of Jett. I think they are fervently hoping the child will be born free of autism. They would have had Kelly go through the purification rundown to make sure her body is free of toxins. They believe surrounding negativity could affect an unborn child in the womb and will go to lengths to create a pure and positive environment.”

Whatever the reasons are, a person is entitled to their own belief system. Here’s hoping the baby, due November, is happy and healthy.

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by (@missmuttoo)

James Cameron Sued For Allegedly Ripping Off “Avatar”

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Taking on all the Na’avi’s is such a smart idea! Kelly Van is the author of a book called, “Sheila the Warrior: The Damned”, which was published online. And she’s claiming that James Cameron stole the idea for Avatar from it.

She’s spouting that 20th Century Fox was in on it too, and in court papers, claims that everything was copied. From the plot to the characters, especially their, “physique, demeanor, attire, emotions and powers/rituals.” Van’s characters are blue with yellow eyes, too.  She’s going as far as to allege that Cameron’s “settings” and “scenes” are ripped off from her story as well.

Van’s work is a science-fiction piece where her characters travel to Tibet where baddie “bloodsuckers” are attempting to overthrow the peace. In her Tibet, “the concept of killing” is alien. Using Tibet as a space is hardly original, though, now is it? It’s a Buddhist land, and the “concept of killing” amongst the people, is alien according to the religion’s scriptures. Violence came in when China decided to overthrow the country causing His Holiness The Dalai Lama to flee to India. Her plot sounds like a metaphor to us!

Cameron claims he’s never even heard her story, and isn’t particularly worried about the suit. Chris Petrikin, a spokesman for Fox stated, “It’s absolutely baseless. Jim Cameron’s treatment for Avatar was written before Ms Van alleges she even started to write her book.

One of the major disputes is this: a studio source says that a completed script for the film was given in 1998. Van’s lawyer, Kevin Mirch, disagrees, saying, “We did a lot of research, and the copyright says ‘Avatar’ was copyrighted on April 1 of 2007. The date of [Van's] creation was in 2000, and it was published on the Internet in 2003.”

Outlining more of the beef he added, “Avatar was done much later. It’s just contrary to what they said to us – which they did in a very rude manner. [Cameron's] lawyer wrote us a letter saying they would go after our law firm and our client if it wasn’t dismissed immediately. To have letters that say they’re going to sue us and they’re going to bankrupt us is bad business.” We’ll be watching how this particular script unfurls! ‘Cause the Na’avi won’t take it lying down.

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by (@missmuttoo)

Amanda Seyfried And Dominic Cooper Are On A Break

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Did we speak too soon about these two being an adorable couple? In what proved to be a prophetic interview with Teen Vogue, Amanda Seyfried had this to say about her (then) boyfriend Dominic Cooper, “A lot of people ask me, ‘Is Dominic the one?’ I don’t know, and I’m fine with that.” The Letters to Juliet star added, ” Too much planning can lead to heartbreak. Love is great and possible always, but it’s very rare to have the feeling that ‘I want to be with this person forever’.”

He should have also taken the hint when Seyfried kinda critiqued him for not moving to New York, closer to her, saying, “I bought a place. He didn’t yet. I actually bought real estate, not in L.A., not in London, but in New York, so I’m hoping he’ll decide to move over for a while. But he’s got all his best friends in London. He can’t leave them behind. I don’t know what it will take.

Either way, Seyfried and Cooper are visiting Splitsville for now. A source dished, “Amanda and Dominic have been on and off for a while – and right now they’re taking a break. But they’re great friends and could still get back together.”

Well, at least it’s confirmed because otherwise, Lindsay Lohan making a play for Cooper (with him totally responding) in Cannes would not have gone down well. Lindz… you used to be co-stars with Seyfried on Mean Girls. Stop living up to the name! We’d don’t want him to go Lohan. The aesthetics are all wrong! And didn’t the whole Rachel-Ross “on a break” palaver on Friends teach you anything? Steer clear of trouble, bro.

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Second Madonna Episode Happening On “Glee”

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Look’s like Madonna loved doing Glee! Creator Ryan Murphy – wonderfully forthright that he is – had said, “She thought it was brilliant and she’s so pleased. Her daughter got to watch it with her and loved it. [Madonna's] a smart cookie. I mean, that introduced her music to an entire new generation.”

She is a smart cookie, because Murphy’s confirmed that Madonna is coming back to Glee. There are rumors swirling that Madge might make a cameo in the episode too. Murphy replied, “I can’t say. But she’s sort of the muse of our show. She loves the show and has supported it. She gets that the show is about arts education and so she’s very supportive about that.” So the first episode was called “The Power of Madonna,” which was perfectly apt.  We wonder what they are planning to call this one: More Power to Madonna? Madonna loves Power? Okay, we’ll leave you to it.

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Jonas Brothers Plus One Bodyguard Stuck In An Elevator

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This couldn’t have been comfortable at all. All though we can imagine a hoard of teens, tweens, and cougars who would have loved being a part of this situation. Everyone’s favorite bro pack, the Jonas Brothers, and their burly bodyguard were trapped in an elevator for nearly an hour after their sold-out LA concert at The Grove.

A source revealed, “For the first 15 minutes they thought it was funny, but after 30 they started to worry.” Getting out of the trapped elevator was straight out of an action film. The source added, “Security guards finally managed to pry open the doors. The elevator was between floors. The brothers are skinny and easily squeezed out, but it was tougher for their giant bodyguard.” All’s well that ends well; a rep for the band confirmed, “Everybody got out fine.” Did anyone ask the bodyguard?!

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Diddy Doesn’t Like To Get Wet

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Sean “Diddy” Combs is a star and stars get special treatment. But sometimes they don’t always have to kowtow to Mother Nature. Diddy doesn’t like rain, and Diddy will make damn sure he won’t get wet.

To accommodate Diddy’s divalicious desires,  his people reached Southside in Little Italy, 20 minutes before he made his entrance. The event was a party hosted by his former manager, Jessica Rosenblum. They proceeded to clear out all the cars from outside the club so then when Diddy arrived, he could get out of his Maybach and step right under the awning. Easy-peasy. Clothing still fly and dry.

He hung out till 3:30am with DJ Funkmaster Flex, sipping pineapple juice.  Hopefully he made it out alive without water touching his skin!

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Michael Jackson’s Grave Becoming Center Of Battle

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It’s not just about pretty sunflowers at Michael Jackson‘s mausoleum. If his brother Randy Jackson has his way, then the site is going to become the epicenter of a battle royale. He’s trying to get permission to let MJ fans go “beyond the gates of Forest Lawn” to pay their respects up close and personal on the King Of Pop’s one year death anniversary (on June 25th).

Here’s the problem: it’s an extremely private cemetery, and normally non-family members can’t access the inner sanctum. Other celebrities like Clark Gable are buried there and and his grandson, Clark Gable III, isn’t happy at all saying that the area “wouldn’t be as sacred” if anyone off the street could waltz in. It would get messy too, with hoards of hardcore fans cramming in. Randy has someone on his side, though. Author Ronald J. Fields, who is the grandson of the legendary comedian, actor and writer, W.C. Fields, is okay with the plan. He thinks fans should get a shot because the experience would be “moving to them.”

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Lindsay Lohan’s Dad Plans To Crash Her Court Hearing

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First, the good news. Lindsay Lohan’s alcohol education officials are giving her top points. The Right On Programs people wrote a letter which reports that Lilo “attends regularly and consistently. Her attitude is positive and receptive to ideas regarding lifestyle changes.”

The report comes despite the fact that Lindz has only 10 out of 13 classes under her belt! And also despite the fact that Lohan might miss her court hearing on Thursday which means mega trouble! The program also hasn’t taken into account Lohan’s questionable choices and lack of propriety – read: Lindsay’s drunken brawls – over the past few months. They’re stating, “She has never come [to class] under the influence, been rude or disrespectful. She attends regularly and consistently communicates in a timely manner to reschedule if necessary.”

They’ve also got supporting documents stating that in the couple of weeks Lindsay didn’t attend, her absence was pre-approved. Once was when she was going to a Haiti fundraiser in New York, and the second was a trip to Europe to promote her clothing line.

Here’s the deal: the program is not required to notify the judge unless Lindsay misses 21 consecutive days.  The judge, on the other hand, ordered Lindsay to attend class at least once every week. This was apparently not communicated to the program. Lindsay now has some sort of defense on her side. When the judge rules she didn’t attend weekly classes, Lohan can say that the program allowed her leave. Now on the matter of not having completed all her classes, that’s up to the judges discretion.  If she shows, that is.

But here comes the bad news. The prosecutor is gunning for Lohan. Sources have told TMZ that it’s an either-or situation. Either Lindsay proves she’s been in total compliance with her probation terms, or she goes to the slammer. Even worse news (for her): Michael Lohan plans to crash the hearing, and in keeping with his crackitude, he doesn’t want to be just a spectator. He wants to address the court, and if granted permission, wants to beg the judge not to send her to jail. Instead, he’s going to ask them to order her into rehab. We’re hoping the judge shuts him up. Michael Lohan threatens his daughters with court and busts in with police to see them. No one wants anything to do with you, “Dad.”

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Romantic Cameron Diaz Okay With Eloping (Hear That, A-Rod?)

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Great news for Alex Rodriguez. Cameron Diaz told Parade.com, “I am a romantic. I love romance. I’m not afraid of commitment. I commit to everything I’m doing and I am hopelessly loyal.” And she already has an idea of how she wants to tie the knot, “The mystique and the romance of a big wedding are lost on me. I don’t think that I could ever do something that extravagant. I am not much of a planner. I would probably make the phone call 20 minutes before the bus leaves for the chapel and ask if anyone is available to come. That’s probably how my wedding is going to end up.” Is that a hint?

Cam capped off with, “I think that the rules in relationships are: no tricks, honesty, communication, treat people the way you want to be treated, unconditional love. Those are the things that I think are important. But, you know, rules are made to be broken.” It remains to be seen if this one’s  just a summer romance or not!

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