(This is an update of a previous post.)
Bret Michaels posted the above pictures of the facial injuries he sustained after his on-stage accident at Sunday’s Tony Awards. Additionally, his rep, Janna Elias has lashed out at the Tonys over Bret’s treatment. She’s also shed some light on what happened immediately after the incident. Sayeth Janna:
“With all due respect to everyone working the Tony Awards, somewhere down the line there was a lack of communication and the prop should have been immediately halted until Michaels was clear. Sunday morning at rehearsals, Bret was never informed that the descending set piece existed, let alone would be moving into position as he was exiting the stage.
Although Bret was visibly dazed, he remained extremely calm backstage as members of Poison’s road crew brought him a towel to wipe the blood from his face. His only comment at the time was, ‘What the hell just hit me?’ The severity of this injury is not being taken lightly as symptoms from head and neck injuries at first may seem like nothing and sometimes do not present for days. At this time, the full extent of his injuries remain to be seen until all X-rays are back…I find it surprising that a Tony spokesperson would brush off this incident with a comment stating, ‘Mr. Michaels missed his mark,’ with no mention of concern for his condition. If everyone at the Tonys were aware that Bret missed his mark, then they should have been aware enough to stop the set piece from hitting him or at least slowed it down until he cleared the stage. I feel had this incident happened to Liza Minneli, Dolly Parton or Elton John, the Tonys would have at least issued a letter of concern.” [BretMichaels.com via ONTD]
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In today’s Spotted, we have Lindsay Lohan‘s rumored fiance walking on Sunset and an on-again/off-again/on-again? couple hanging in Hollywood. See who The FABlife spotted and contribute your own celebrity sightings by e-mailing us here.
James Van Der Beek - the man who made young girls swoon in the late 90′s as sensitive filmmaker Dawson Leery on Dawson’s Creek – is finally single, again. The actor, age 32, has split from his wife of six years, Heather McComb. The pair apparently separated a couple of months ago but, “it was totally amicable and they remain good friends,”says his rep.
Could this mean that we’ll see the Beekster (yep, it’s an awesome new nickname we just created) hitting up L.A. hot spots and canoodling with barely-legal starlets? If it’ll help his floundering career get back on track, we bet yes! [People. Photo: WireImage]
Welcome to Red Carpet Report Card: Summer School Swimsuit Edition, where the stars take a break from haute couture and head to the beach! See how our Fashion 101 teacher Libby Keatinge grades Paris Hilton, Mel B, Amy Winehouse, and Kim Kardashian on their summer outfits. See who failed and who earned extra credit in the sand!
Looks like Rihanna can’t keep Chris Brown from catching the game. Despite her surprise appearance at Game 2 of the NBA finals in LA, Brown—joined by buddy Omarion—showed up at Game 3 in Orlando last night. While O wore a Lakers cap, Brown hid his allegiance behind a San Francisco Giants baseball cap and a Miami Dolphins football jacket. At one point the singers got doused with silly string by Orlando’s mascot—maybe their security was off picking up women for later.
First Brown caught a Magic game with Usher, then bowled with Bow Wow, now he parties with Mario and Omarion—looks like the men of R&B aren’t afraid Brown’s bad name will rub off on them. With Kanye and Jay-Z repping for Rih-Rih, are we headed for a Top 40 civil war?
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Carrie Prejean is set to be stripped of her 2009 Miss California title, only weeks after Donald Trump promised she could keep the crown. “After our press conference in New York we had hoped we would be able to forge a better working relationship,” said Keith Lewis, a producer for the Miss California pageant, in documents released by Fox News. “However, since that time it has become abundantly clear that Carrie has no desire to fulfill her obligations under our contract and work together.” Did Prejean decide she could make more money in the conservative circuit than on parade floats?
In the same documents, Trump says he’s OK with her dismissal. “I told Carrie she needed to get back to work and honor her contract with the Miss California Organization and I gave her the opportunity to do so. Unfortunately it just doesn’t look like it is going to happen.” Prejean will be replaced by first runner-up Tami Farrell—and Shanna Moakler has something to smirk about.
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Kanye West has confirmed his break-up with Amber Rose, weeks after rumors surfaced that the model had cheated on him. “They are no longer a couple,” a representative told Page Six today. Unless she becomes a reality whore—we’d love to see her trapped on an island!—this might be the last we hear of Amber for a while.
Thankfully, West has found another fashion plate to spend time with. The rapper announced on The View today that he’ll be co-headlining a tour with Lady Gaga this summer. She’s talented and so incredible that she’s not an opening act,” he said. “We’re doing it together, with no opening act.” That’s unusually humble for Kanye—is he hoping for a little rebound fun? Didn’t he say in “Stronger” that he’d “do anything for a blond d–e“?
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