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Charlie Sheen Admits That He Was “Losing” During Mega-Meltdown

Charlie Sheen became something of a folk hero in the early part of this year for going Hollywood rogue and basically bringing out the bats–t crazy in all of us. He famously kamakazi’d his multi-million dollar part on Two And A Half Men, went on a bizarro PR campaign that makes Whitney Houston look like a librarian, and then hit the road on a stadium tour of people who just wanted to watch Chaz high on the finest Columbian Sheen. You know, just basically winning left right and center.

But that was the old (manic) Charlie. The new post-Comedy Central Roast Charlie is going around atoning for his showbiz sins, saying that he wasn’t #winning, but actually “losing”. Say what!? Who are you and what have you done with our beloved national treasure of a trainwreck!? The actor appeared on The Tonight Showlast night, and actually appeared sorry for all of the craziness of the winter. “I realized I was pretty much ‘losing!’ I thought I could come back…kind of like you did,” he told host Jay Leno. He also says that he has no grudge against the Two And A Half Men producers. “No, I’d have fired my ass, too,” he admitted. He also bears no ill-will towards the series new star, Ashton Kutcher. “I would just give him a hug and just say, ‘Make me proud, dude.’” Awww…*single tear of tigerblood*. We thought he’d release the warlocks on Ashton for sure!

Who knows, maybe Charlie’s starting to mellow. But not to worry, folks! You can party with 80s-90s era Chaz in the gallery below anytime you want!

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Ok, For Real This Time: T.I. Released From Prison Again

Let’s try this again. T.I. is a free man once more after being released from prison yesterday. No, you’re not having deja vu; the rap star was initially sprung from the slammer on August 31st, but he only spent a day in his Atlanta-area halfway house before being ordered back into federal custody due to a “transport dispute.” Although the true reason is hotly debated by both sides, the official explanation from the Feds is that they weren’t down with T.I.’s luxury bus, as well as the unauthorized peeps on board. Apparently Tip can’t have whatever he likes. His wife “Tiny” Cottle calls BS, saying that the prison officials were fully aware of the pimped out ride, and even posed for pictures with it!

There were also rumors that the rapper conducted business aboard the bus with a camera crew for his upcoming VH1 reality series, but those reports have been fiercely denied by T.I. and his team. “T.I. did not intend to violate his transfer furlough or any other B.O.P. rules en route from the prison facility in Arkansas to the halfway house in Atlanta,” his lawyer Steve Sadow told TMZ. But now the issue has been resolved and T.I. has returned to the Dismas Charities halfway house, where he is to remain until September 29th. And not to worry, T.I. fans: the first pix released of him show that the King still has his swag.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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Britney Spears Steps Out With A Very Engagement-y Ring

Despite denying rumors that she’d gotten engaged over the weekend to beau Jason Trawick, Britney Spears stepped out of a London radio station today wearing a VERY conspicuous rock on her left ring finger. The pop legend was clad in a cowgirl-cutie red plaid shirt, casual jeans and what definitely looks like an engagement ring on her left hand. Brit had an extremely giddy smile on her face as she waved at photographers, because she’s always happy to see the paps AND SHOW  OFF WHAT IS CLEARLY AN ENGAGEMENT RING YOU GUYS. But yeah, aside from that it’s NBD. Just another day in Britney-Land. Maybe now she’s going back to her hotel to see her fiancé boyfriend Jason, who was spotted at an LA jewerly store on Monday. Or maybe she’s gonna go out shopping for a white dress. Or maybe she’s going to write a cutely worded press release announcing her engagement. But then again, what do we know? Check out more pix of the ring in the gallery below and make your own call!

[Photo: Splash News Online]

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Scarlett Johansson’s Top 20 Most Cleavage-tastic Outfits

You guys, these leaked Scarlett Johansson nude pix are the biggest thing to hit the internet since these enormous cats. Seriously, not only is it setting search engines on fire, but now lawyers and even the FBI have been drawn into the storm! Wanna get a closer look at the boobs that have caused a national sensation? Well look no further friends, because we’ve assembled a collection of Scar-Jo’s most cleavage-tastic outfits for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

[Photo: Getty Images]

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Nicolas Cage Chased A Naked Popsicle-Wielding Intruder Out Of His Home

Nicolas Cage brought his own special experience to his role in the upcoming film, Trespass. The Oscar-winner has been a personal victim of a intruder to his Orange County home. “I have lived through the nightmare, I have been one of those people who has been through a home invasion,” he told a Trespass press panel at the Toronto Film Festival. Although it sounds more like a really bizarre dream than a nightmare. “I was asleep with my wife, my two-year-old at the time was in another room,” he explained. “And I opened my eyes and there was a naked man in my leather jacket eating a Fudgesicle in front of my bed.”

Considering this is the man who did shrooms with his cat, we have a feeling that Nic has woken up to worse. “It sounds funny, but it was horrifying,” he continued. “He ran into my bathroom, and I said, ‘What are you doing in my house? Get out of my house!’” What else can you say to a naked stranger eating a Fudgesicle in your bathroom? He eventually persuaded the man to leave, and police soon arrived to take the man to a mental health facility. “I didn’t press charges because I realised he wasn’t all there.” Despite the threat to his family, the ever-zen Cage didn’t go all action star on the dude. “The cops said to me, if he had broken into any other house in this neighborhood he’d have been shot…but I’m always going to try and talk you out of violence if I can.” Let it be known that Nicolas Cage is a man of peace, Fudgesicles, and the best stories in Hollywood.

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Reports Surface Of Jay-Z’s Secret Son

Jay-Z famously told us about his 99 problems, and it looks like a love child could be one of them. Although his wife Beyonce’s pregnancy will make him the most famous daddy in hip hop, rumors are circulating that the 41-year old already has a “secret son.” No, he didn’t pull an “Arnold,” but allegedly fathered a child nine years ago with Trinidad model Shenelle Scott, long before Bebe was his lady.

The report courtesy of Star Magazine reads more like an episode of Maury. Malik Sayeed believed he was the father of Shenelle’s baby, but took a paternity test at the advice of friends who had seen her hangin’ around with the rap star. “Everyone knew she was sleeping around and sleeping with Jay,” Malik’s father told Star. “There was a good chance it was his.” Malik got the test results back two weeks later, which revealed that the child was not his. But this was no time for the patented ‘Not-The-Father’ Dance. He immediately suspected Jay-Z, to whom the child bears an apparently striking resemblance.

But according to the source, Hova didn’t leave his kin out to dry. He apparently pays child support, as well as a lil something extra. “Shenelle told me that Jay-Z gave her $1 million to keep her mouth shut,” Malik’s father explained. “[She] took the money and bought herself a really nice house in Trinidad that the whole family lives in now.” So at least it sounds like a sorta happy ending at the end of this, right? At least for Malik and Shenelle. Not so much for Jay-Z and Beyonce, we’d imagine. The tale of the nine-year-old son would put his conception right around the time she and Jay-Z first began dating. This would understandably bring some friction to the Z household. Unless of course another one of Jay-Z’s problems is tabloids making up BS stories about him. In which case it’s probably all good in their hood.

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Tareq Salahi Claims Wife Michaele Has Been Kidnapped

The Salahi’s are obviously unfamiliar with the story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf. The Real Housewives of DC stars have made names for themselves through absurd publicity stunts, mostly famously crashing a party at the White House in 2009. So now that Tareq Salahi is claiming that his wife Michaele has been kidnapped, forgive us for being a little skeptical. He tells TMZ that he last saw Michaele yesterday morning as she was leaving to get her hair done. Apparently she never made the appointment, and has yet to return.

But the story gets even weirder, as Tareq says he got a call from his wife last night saying that she was visiting her mother’s nearby Virginia home. Yet she allegedly made the call from a strange Oregon number, and her mother-in-law denied that she had spoken to Michaele. Tareq is certain that his wife has been abducted, saying that they have been the target of death threats in the past! The worried husband put in a call to the Warren County Sheriff’s office, who told him that Michaele had already checked in with them and claims to be safe and merely dealing with “family issues.”

But Tareq is far from satisfied. In fact he’s furious with the sheriff’s lack of action, and is convinced that his wife’s captors are forcing her to make calls saying that she is safe. He has since issued a press release saying, “We are asking the public to please be on the look out for her, and if found please contact the authorities.” What do you think of this weird tale? Is it simple family drama, PR mischief, or is Michaele in real danger?

[Photo: Getty Images]

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Are These Scarlett Johansson Nude Photos Legit?

It would appear that Scarlett Johansson is one of the sexiest phone hacking victims we’ve seen in a while. Pictures that the star apparently took of herself in the buff are making the rounds on the web this morning. It could very well be  the work of the notorious hacking ring who claim to have jacked “delicate” pix of over fifty different Hollywood actresses back in March. In addition to Scar-Jo, the motley crew of nudie thieves say that have shots of  Miley Cyrus, Ali Larter, and Vanessa Hudgens (deja vu!). Although they look pretty real, we’re not totally sold on these naughty pix being authentic. What do you think?

UPDATE (11:20 a.m.): TMZ is reporting that ScarJo is planning on contacting the FBI about this incident. Make of that what you will.

[Photo: Buzzfeed]

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Amy Winehouse’s Birthday Celebrated With The Release Of Her Final Song

In honor of what should have been Amy Winehouse’s twenty-eighth birthday, the singer’s final recording is being released today, leading to a sudden shortage of Kleenex around the globe. The track responsible for the mass crying sesh is ‘Body And Soul’, the much anticipated duet with legendary crooner Tony Bennett for his upcoming Duets II album. “Recording with Amy was just so beautiful,” he told told MTV News. “I knew after singing with her what a true artistic genius she was because she performed with total and complete honesty. That is a very rare quality.”

The behind-the-scenes clip of the recording session, taken a few short months before her death, show a side of the soulstress that we’re not used to seeing. This isn’t the achingly thin, strung out, destructive and incoherent Amy of tabloid lore. Instead she looks healthy, happy, and giddy to be recording with a star like Bennett, whom she slyly asks if she can call “Tone.”  The fact that she looks (and sounds!) better than ever makes the clip all the more heartbreaking. But it also reminds us that though her body gave our far too soon, the girl had enough soul to last a dozen lifetimes. Proceeds from the song will go towards the Amy Winehouse Foundation, established by the late singer’s family. According to a press release, the organization seeks “to support charities and organizations undertaking charitable activities in both the United Kingdom and abroad who help, support, or care for young people.”

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Lindsay Lohan Mistaken For Donatella Versace At Fashion Show

Ooof. Well this is awkward. Lindsay Lohan caused quite a stir when she arrived at Cythia Rowley’s New York fashion show on Friday night. But unlike Nicki Minaj, it wasn’t because of what she was wearing. Hell, it wasn’t even because she was Lindsay Lohan. Apparently it’s because people thought she was 55-year old fashionita and plastic surgery victim enthusiast Donatella Versace. Oooh, that’s gotta sting. According the New York Magazine, Lindsay staged her big entrance right as the lights went low and the show was about to begin. And with her newly platinum locks, suspiciously plump lips, orange-hued skin, inappropriately tiny shorts and equally inappropriately huge sunglasses, the 25-year old starlet was a dead ringer for the elder Versace.

“Then, the entire room full of journalists sat ramrod straight and let out excited, disbelieving, four-letter expletives as we all realized this was actually Lindsay Freaking Lohan,” reports The Fug Girls. “The take-home here for Lindsay should be that we all initially mistook her for somebody much crispier who is thirty years her senior.” The photo you see above was taken back in 2009, so we shudder to think how the two look side by side right now. Between this and reports that little sister Ali has undergone plastic surgery, it has not been a good week to be a Lohan face! Is it in the genes to age weirdly? Or is it in the genes to make bad decisions?

Check out pix from that fateful night in the gallery below!

[Photo: Getty Images]

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