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New York Knicks Point Guard Jason Kidd Charged With DWI After A Night Spent With Star Wars Director George Lucas

Jason Kidd, the 10-time All-Star NBA point guard, just signed a three-year, $9.5 million deal with the Knicks earlier in July. But early yesterday morning, he got a DWI in Southampton, NY after crashing his 2010 Cadillac Escalade into a telephone pole around 2 a.m. after spending the night schmoozing with Star Wars director George Lucas at a charity event. (!!!)

He’s okay, but he was taken to the hospital to treat some very minor injuries. According to a police report, he “smelled heavily of an alcoholic beverage,” and was “very unsteady on his feet” and “did not know what happened” in the immediate aftermath of the accident. Police Chief William Wilson Jr. said that Kidd refused a blood test and chemical test.
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So Devastating: Grief-Stricken Sylvester Stallone On Son Sage’s Death

The horrifying news about how Sylvester Stallone‘s son, Sage Stallone, 36, was found dead in his apartment on Friday, broke the hearts of family, friends and fans all over the world. His surprising death lead to a lot of heartbreaking allegations that we couldn’t even stand to watch roll in.

Sage was an actor, director and screenwriter. Remember Rocky Balboa’s son in Stallone’s 1990 film, Rocky V? That adorable dark-haired kid was Sage Stallone. Cue tears.

Sylvester told TMZ that he is completely devastated by the death of his son and how badly he wants “the speculation and questionable reporting” to stop. We couldn’t agree more. Stallone went on to say “when a parent loses a child there is no greater pain.” Sly is begging the public to show compassion and respect for Sage’s “loving mother Sasha.”

When speaking about how this would affect his family, Sylvester said “this agonizing loss will be felt for the rest of our lives,” adding, “Sage was our first child and the center of our universe, and I am humbly begging for all to have my son’s memory and soul left in peace.”

We here at VH1 send our thoughts and good wishes out to the Sly, Sasha, and the entire family during this incredibly difficult time.

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She’s OK, But…Kristin Chenoweth Inducted Into Long List of Celebs Injured On Stage or On Set

Shwew! Kristin Chenoweth is alright everybody! After a pretty nasty lighting equipment accident she was rushed to the hospital but she was released this afternoon. Prior to her release, she was seen rocking a blue hospital gown and a neck brace which we’re sure she made look absolutely beautiful!

Kristin isn’t the only celeb to have gotten some serious bumps and bruises on set. Here’s a list of a bunch of other celebrities who know how K.Chenoweth feels (and hopefully this makes her feel a little bit better!):

When Angelina Jolie was performing a stunt for her movie, Salt, she bumped her head pretty bad and started to bleed. She was rushed to the hospital but, don’t fret, Angelina was totally fine.

Robert Pattinson was on the set of New Moon when a massive gust of wind knocked over a metal sign and banged him in the back of the head. He was disoriented afterwards and took the rest of the day off. He came back to the set the next day but sporting quite the shiner!

Shania Twain took a tumble at the 2011 CMT Awards. Not only did she  immediately laugh it off, only hours later she posted a video of it!

Jon Bon Jovi tore his calf muscle near the end of a concert of his in New Jersey. He finished the concert with a performance of “Livin’ on a Prayer” and was then seen limping off stage.

In November 2009, Justin Bieber took a fall on stage at London’s Wembley Arena and was quickly rushed to the hospital – but he had to finish his set, of course!  Later on Twitter he said that he felt his “ankle roll in a very bad way.” Ouch, Biebs!

Drake tore his ACL, LCL, and MCL during the America’s Most Wanted Tour in 2009, after injuring his knee not once but twice!

The list could go on but this is really just bumming us out. To all of the celebs out there, please be careful, you’ve really scared us. And to Kristen, from all of us here at VH1, we wish you the best with your recovery!

 

[Photos: Getty Images]

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Off the Court and Onto the Red Carpet: The 20 Most Fabulous Athletes at the ESPY Awards

Want to see some fresh faces on the red carpet? Well, athletes like Maria Sharapova and Danica Patrick left their rackets and racecars behind last night while they attended the ESPYs in Los Angeles. We counted down the best dressed celebs from last night’s star-studded event, but we also want to show you tons of athletes got all glammed up and looked completely stunning at the award night!

As much as we love watching our fave football players —those tight white pants!— running around on the field, Tim TebowDrew Brees and Victor Cruz sure do clean up well! We love any opportunity to see athletes strut their stuff in their red carpet best and they definitely did not let us down.

We barely even recognized some of these athletes without a ball or surfboard in hand. Check out the gallery below to see them getting down with their glam selves as well as wearing their game faces!

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Paulina Gretzky And Her Bikini Are The Icing On The Cake For Grown Ups 2 Cast

Grown Ups 2 is set…to have the most ridiculous cast list that we could ever imagine, that is. Paulina Gretzky has been added to the list and we cannot wait to see what she has in store for us (in a nervous kind of way)! She recently made an appearance on our list of The 25 Most Scandalous Celeb Twitpics of 2012 but as if that wasn’t enough, she just posted a pic of her and her friend on the set of Grown Ups 2 rockin’ that bikini bod that we’ve become all too familiar with. Funny folks Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Andy Samberg, Maya Rudolf, and Chris Rock are teaming up with a whole grab bag of celebrity wildcards. Twilight heartthrob Taylor Lautner, Hunger Games hottie Alexander Ludwig, Steve Buscemi, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, and Salma Hayek are just a few of the other outrageous cast members that Gretzky will be working side-by-side with in Grown Ups 2. We think she will fit right in to this zany list.

[Photo: Twitter]

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Katie Holmes’ Style Line Set To Drop At NY Fashion Week, Here’s 10 More Celebrity Designers

Katie Holmes is sticking to her passion for fashion through her very public divorce from Tom Cruise. So much so that a spokesperson from Holmes’ brand, Holmes & Yang, announced that they will be putting on a presentation during New York Fashion Week in September of this year. This is Holmes & Yang’s debut at New York Fashion Week and they will be showcasing their spring collection. It seems like more celebs than we can count have dabbled in the fashion industry along with being musical artists or actors. Gwen Stefani with her punk rock L.A.M.B line and of course Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen with their high fashion design line, The Row. Justin Timberlake, Selena Gomez, Coco, and Victoria Beckham are also no strangers to the world of fashion. These multi-talented go-getters show their spunk, individuality, and sequins (of course, Coco) in their designs. Head down the gallery below to see what they’ve come up with for the catwalk!

[Photo: Getty Images]

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Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Fergie And More Give Us A Twit-Peek At Their Fourth Of July Festivities


Ridiculous hats — check! Crazy sunglasses — double check! Celebs can be just like us sometimes, especially when it comes to July 4 celebrations. Beyonce, Fergie and the Jenners were just a few of the celebs who couldn’t wait to show the world their fab 4th ensembles. We especially loved the candy-apple red lips on Miley Cyrus and Victoria Justice! And of course some took advantage of the red, white and blue day to show off their hot bikini bods. Tweeting pics from picnics, parties, and poolside, these stars clearly had a blast with fam and friends celebrating Independence Day.

[Photo: Twitter]

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Peep Beyonce, Soulja Boy And All The Other Celebs Crying During BET Awards Whitney Tribute

The stars were out last night at the BET Awards to celebrate some of the biggest names in music. But there was not one person in the audience that didn’t get emotional during a 20-minute tribute to the late Whitney Houston, who died in February at age 48. Mariah Carey introduced Monica, who completely rocked a rendition of “I Love the Lord,” and then Brandy kicked off the party with “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” Later Whitney’s mother, Cissy Houston, took the stage and we already felt the tears welling up in our eyes. We knew already to expect greatness from the soul and gospel singer as she began singing “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” She dedicated the song to her late daughter saying, “This is for you, Nip.”  That’s when the tears really started to flow. A beautiful teary-eyed Beyoncé was caught on camera as well as Soulja Boy not afraid to show his emotional side. Kanye West was also shown to be deeply invested in the song.

Here’s a look at some of the tear-filled moments:

Cissy Houston


Kanye West
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Lindsay Lohan’s Hairvolution: 50 Shades Of LiLo On Her 26th Birthday

 

Our girl Lindsay Lohan has definitely gotten into her fair share of trouble, even when she’s supposed to be on the road to rehabbing her reputation. From car accidents and indecent exposure to being too diva-licious and some sad Terry Richardson photos, she’s given us plenty of reasons to be worried for her. But then we close our eyes, take a deep breath, and go to our happy place: The Parent Trap! (Cue butler/Lohan secret handshake.)

So, for our lovely LiLo’s 26th birthday, all things bad are forgotten. We decided instead to celebrate one trait that Lindsay hasn’t yet managed to sabotage beyond repair: her hair. Here we take you for a tour through the shades: from brilliant red to platinum blond to jet black and back, Lindsay is always keeping it fresh on and off set. So turn up “Here Comes the Sun,” kick back, and enjoy our LiLo montage!

[First photo on left: Walt Disney Pictures]

[Other photos: Getty Images]

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Ann Curry’s Today Replacement Is Savannah Guthrie: Report


Ann Curry’s out and Savannah Guthrie is in on the Today show — well, as soon as NBC’s lawyers can get Curry’s contract figured out, according to TMZ and several other sources.

Ann is only in her first year of a three-year contract as co-host, under which she’s supposed to make $10 million a year. She reportedly wants the remaining $20 million, but NBC wants to give her a foreign correspondent position instead. The other option is that NBC would give Curry the money, but under the condition that she doesn’t take a new job for the next two years.

But onto what’s more important, getting to know Savannah Guthrie! The beautiful, 40-year-old former lawyer graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown Law Center, and she’s a member of the bar in Washington and Arizona. She got her TV start as a legal analyst in Arizona, Missouri and Washington before graduating to Court TV and then, in 2007, to NBC, where she’s currently co-hosting the third hour of the show. Decent resume, right?
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