If you’re into shoulder pads and helmet hair, then Ivana Trump‘s a catch. But we never believed that her hunky, young, Italian husband, Rossano Rubicondi, was down with the beehived beauty, and now we know that the couple’s love was as fake as Ivana’s entire face.
Apparently their 2-minute marriage was a total sham, arranged to propel both Ivana and her boy toy back onto the sweet, sweet D-List. “Ivana wanted to be back in the spotlight, and Rossano’s career needed a jump-start, so the two agreed – via a contract – to the nuptials,” revealed a source.
After marrying in April 2008, Rossano starred on a reality TV show where he was caught cheating on his beloved meal ticket. The marriage busted last November, but not before they got the fame they desired. He’s “been sleeping with girls,” while Ivana’s nailing a 22 year old. We wouldn’t exactly call that fame, but hey – they’re not the first to mistake sex with celebrity. Right, Paris and Kim? [Photo: Splash News Online]
Madonna has had a pretty rough week so far. Copies of the Stephen King book and movie It showed up on her door step after it was reported that her ex Guy Ritchie used to refer to her Madgesty as “it.” Oh – “it” gets better! Now she has been voted PETA’s Worst Dressed Celebrity of 2009, based on her penchant for wearing fur. Thousands of voters logged on to PETA.org and chimed in to say who they think is the worst dressed celebrity, and Madonna takes the crown for 2009. Check out our gallery of other celebrities who also made the list. [Photo: Getty Images]
Actress Eva Mendes and model Niki Taylor…um, yeah. They do…stuff…with their hot movies, or hosting hot cosmetic lines…hot something. Uh, yeah…what? Sorry, we’re a little distracted. Both women…hot…were born on March 5th. Which one is hotter? Sorry, older! Which one is older? Click on the…hot…to find out.
Michael Jackson’s predicted press conference happened in London today, with a small surprise. His upcoming shows at the O2 Arena will be his last ever—in London. Not the world, not even the UK. Just London.
This is it. I just want to say these will be my final show performances in London. This is it, when I say this is it, this is it. I’ll be performing the songs my fans want to hear—this is it. This is really it. This is the final curtain call. I’ll see you in July.
By limiting his threat to the city, Jackson leaves open the possibility of touring other parts of England and any other country that will have him. While currently scheduled for ten shows, Jackson may bump the number to 25 if the demand is strong enough. Medical tests aside, we’ll be impressed if he makes it through all ten.
[Photo: Getty Images]
Singer Chris Brown has been charged by the Los Angeles District Attorney with two felonies: felony assault and making criminal threats. Brown will be arraigned this afternoon. Rihanna may not be testifying against him, but she is listed as the victim in the case under the name “Robyn F” (her full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty).
If found guilty, Brown could face a maximum of four years and eight months in prison. [TMZ, Us. Photo: WireImage]
Court-Bound Chris Allegedly Punched Rihanna Bloody And Leaked Jet Ski Pics
Looks like Michael Jackson still wants that baby orgy decanter. The singer, in England to announce his live comeback, is suing Julien’s Auctions to halt their planned sale of his fine china, memorabilia and life-size statues of children next month. Jackson claims that while the company was given the items to appraise, he never signed off on their final sale. Julien’s rep so doesn’t agree.
Three days ago, his manager told us how happy Michael was about how this was going … we’re perplexed. We’re an auction house. That’s all we do. We’re not movers.
The company told TMZ that they did return a handful of items “out of courtesy,” but they won’t reveal what they were. Hard to imagine why they’d keep anything private after what we’ve already seen.
[Jackson Photo: Splash News Online]
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Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr posed on the beach in several different bikinis for the new Victoria’s Secret catalogue. Orlando Bloom‘s girlfriend is the first Australian model to become a Victoria’s Secret Angel and has appeared in the Victoria’s Secret Runway Show for the past three years. Virgin Airlines boss Richard Branson recently attempted to get Miranda to pose as the face of his airline, after naming several planes after her, but her premiere Australian client David Jones objected, and the deal did not go through. [Photos: Splash News Online]
Are you ready to watch Dakota Fanning shoot heroin and sing “Cherry Bomb” in a bustier? The 16-year-old actress is expected to play singer Cherie Currie in a biopic about The Runaways, the legendary ’70s female rock group featuring Currie and future stars Joan Jett and Lita Ford. Kristen Stewart, who will appear with Fanning in the Twilight sequel, is playing Jett.
Check out the gallery for a look at the ladies they’ll be playing. Should be wild!
Reporters are anxiously awaiting Chris Brown‘s appearance at an L.A. courthouse today, where he is expected to come face to face with the District Attorney. TMZ is suggesting that the D.A. may charge Chris with a crapload of felonies, which may not jive with his high-profile lawyers who are desperately trying to wrangle a plea deal in the case.
Police notes reveal new details about the bloody beat-down that went down after Rihanna confronted Chris about a “three-page text message” on his phone from another woman. He allegedly shoved her into the car window and punched her repeatedly, causing her to bleed profusely all over her Gucci gown. It is also alleged that he threatened to kill her, and cops say Rihanna told them that this attack was nothing new, saying Chris had been getting “more violent” over time.
And those pics of Chris jet-skiing during he and Rihanna’s reunion? Apparently the singer is the one who hooked up the paparazzi with the exclusive shots. “Chris tipped off the photographers,” revealed a source. “He needs it to be out there that he and Rihanna are back together. His only chance for a career was if she got back together with him, and he wanted people to see them there.” [Photo: Splash News Online]
On March 25th, T.I. will finally begin his year-and-a-day long prison sentence for illegally stockpiling automatic weapons. Unlike most felons convicted on gun charges, T.I. got to spend a year between his conviction and jail term filming movies, videos and a reality show, releasing a hit album, touring, performing at award ceremonies, birthday parties and inaugural balls. He even fielded rumors that he’d be named president of Atlantic Records. Why was he free to do all this? So he could do 1,000 hours of community service, telling children that they shouldn’t illegally stockpile automatic weapons because,well, it might hurt your career…if you aren’t lucky enough to be him. If it wasn’t for the sentence, he’d probably still be talking about his multiple personalities.
Check out the gallery below for a look at T.I.’s year of regret, rumination and promotional appearances.