Christian Bale‘s former assistant Harrison Cheung seems like he’s out for blood with his new tell-all Christian Bale: The Inside Story of the Darkest Batman, claiming, “It only took me five years of therapy to get past my Bale years. My therapist would describe my condition as post-traumatic stress disorder.” While the details like the fact Christian refused to pay Cheung unless he signed a confidentiality agreement after Cheung started working for him seemed profoundly sketch, other bizarro specifics…actually make us like Bale more. Let’s be real, after the world heard his rant from the set of Terminator: Salvation, we all knew this guy was a little nuts. Certain anecdotes from Cheung’s tell-all, however, make Christian seem nuts in an fabulous, eccentric movie star way. For example…
Bales’ on-going rivalry with Leo DiCaprio: DiCaprio snapped up roles Bale wanted from What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? to Romeo & Juliet to Titanic. After temporarily losing his American Psycho role to DiCaprio, Bale ranted to Cheung, “Losing this role is like having a pencil shoved through my brain.” That sentence just proves they ended up going with the right guy! Read more…
Although they’ve only been public for less than two months, kontroversial kouple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are apparently preparing to move in together. According to a report on TMZ, both Kim and Yeezy have secretly listed their respective homes for sale with a “pocket listing,” which doesn’t show up in official real estate paperwork. Sneaky! Unnamed sources claim that the pair are now searching for a rental home to share. This probably shouldn’t come as a huge surprise considering that the two have allegedly been talking about marriage. Everyone who’s kinda bummed that Kim wasted all that camera coverage on Kris Humphries, raise your hand. We thought so. Come on Kardashians, watching Kim and Kanye go house-hunting would be the greatest reality show OF ALL TIME!
The news has been circulating for some time now but there were no confirmations till yesterday. Jessica announced the news on her Facebook page, saying, “It’s official, I’m joining Weight Watchers! The cool thing about the program is that it focuses on healthy habits for the long-term (and I can still indulge in my guilty pleasures every now and then too). I have actually gotten a group of friends together who are going to be doing it with me. You can join me too and we can share our experiences!” She also shared an update on Twitter, writing, “So excited to be a part of the WeightWatchers family!” According to sources, she’s pretty serious about getting back into fighting shape as well. One informant has revealed, “As soon as Jessica heals from the C-section, she is extremely determined to get back in the gym and work out. She wants to show the world and is excited to do it.” We have a feeling she’s going to get back into Daisy Dukes in no time!
Practically every celebrity has to have a sex scandal at some point in their careers, but a multimillion dollar one? That’s one for the Sex Scandal Hall Of Fame. Why hasn’t someone built that get? We’ll start looking into zoning laws; in the meantime, Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, star of Crouching Tiger, Rush Hour 2 and Memoirs Of A Geisha, is fending off claims by the Chinese media that she prostituted herself to various Chinese politicians and bigwigs to the tune of $110 million. It’s wrong that we’re impressed by that number, right? Okay, cheerfully withdrawn!
The Daily Mail reports that Beijing businessman Xu Ming claims to have slept with the actress for $945,000; other accusations allege that Zhang slept with politician Bo Xilai on multiple occasions for money. “We read this outrageous report in the Hong Kong’s Apple Daily. It sent stone-cold chills down our spines and has left us with a feeling of deep sadness,” Zhang’s reps said in a statement. “This time, we are telling those rumor-makers that we will respond. We will prove our side of the story; we’ll seek legal justice; we’ll find you in the darkest corner and go after you.” Get ‘em, girl! Don’t let anyone spread lies about you. On the other hand, if the gossip were to be true … well, you’d still have $110 million. Is it wrong that we think that wouldn’t be such a bad consolation prize? Sorry! We’re the worst! That’s just so much money!
Like many teens, Diddy‘s son Justin Combs is headed to UCLA this fall on a football scholarship. Unlike almost any other teen, however, Justin is also the focus of a debate over whether he should give the $54,000 scholarship he received back to the university, seeing as how he really, really does not need it. And we thought shopping for XL-Twin sheets was hard! It wasn’t, of course; we were just brats. But still!
The debate has grown so wide that CNN even featured their education contributor Dr. Steve Perry’s take on the controversy. Perry pointed out that Combs had earned the scholarship due to his hard work and promise of commitment to the football team. “He’s done what he needs to do to be successful and in ‘Ameritocracy’ we have to accept that no matter who your father is, whether he be rich, poor or absent, that you can in fact be successful on your own merit,” he declared. On the other hand…seriously, Justin really, really, really does not need that money; his dad is worth approximately $550 million. One percent problems, ya’ll! We’re still debating the issue with our checking account, but what do you think?
Chrew? Dristian? BarryBale? We swear we would have done a way better of coming up with clever couple nicknames if Christian Bale and Drew Barrymore‘s teen romance had actually panned out. “We went to see some bloody awful horror film, and that was the end of it,” Bale allegedly told GQ Australia about the actress. “She never called again.” First of all….you know you can call too, right? What if their entire romantic history fell by the wayside because Christian just didn’t know American dating etiquette? Second of all, that’s kind of a shame. We like imagining Bale’s gruff method actor commitment paired with Drew’s sunny disposition. They would make a perfect couple! Or a perfect crime-solving duo on an ABC prime time crime procedural! They’d be great doing something together, is what we’re trying to say.
Also…we find the whole “Drew didn’t call” thing a little hard to believe. This is the same woman who called Tom Green. Repeatedly. Until they were married for a year. That being said, obviously it was for the best. Christian is happily married to spouse Sibi Blazic, with whom he has seven-year-old daughter Emmeline; Drew is pregnant with her first child with fiance Will Kopelman. You guys could still solve crimes together though! Christian’s Dark Night run is almost over and Drew, yeah, you’re going to want to switch to a 9-to-5 soon enough.
Kate! We have to get back to the weekend, before we heard all these horrible allegations about Matthew Fox! While you were getting sunburned in a hammock, Lost actor Dominic Monaghan was on Twitter accusing former costar Matthew Fox of violence toward women. “he beats women. No thanks.” the FlashForward actor replied when asked to pester Fox to get on Twitter. When an outraged fan asked how he could make such claims considering all the good times they must have had on the set of Lost (note: people on Twitter be crazy!), Monaghan tweeted, “how do you know we ever did?you don’t know either of us.he beats women.not isolated incidents.often.not interested.” Oh, well, if it was isolated incidents, that would be totally different! Horrible, horrible different!
TMZ reported today that “sources close to” Fox have denied the charges, but the actor has yet to issue a statement himself. This isn’t the only cringe-worthy part of Fox’s life recently; in addition to a DUI arrest earlier this month, the Alex Cross actor was also accused of, well, punching a female bus driver in the groin late last year. Hey, maybe at the end of this feud, we’ll find out we were all dead this whole time and this beef never happened? And then we’re in a church for some reason? Oh, you’re right. That would make literally no sense.
After our obsession over what seemed the forever long pregnancy of Jessica Simpson, the first photos of baby Maxwell Drew are in this week’s issue of People! And sleeping beauty (the baby’s literally sleeping on the cover) is an adorable princess whose full cheeks are to die for. Baby Maxwell is so precious her mom was alleged paid $800,000 for her first baby pics. How’s that for being a celeb’s kid. Jessica Simpson and fiance Eric Johnson welcomed their first child into the world on May 1 weighing 9 lbs, 13 oz. We instantly pondered if she’d look like her blonde girl-next-door mom, or her dark haired football playing daddy. It’s too early to tell but we think she is the cutest thing ever. Read more…
Weeks after making a rare public appearance onstage at the Billboard Music Awards to accept an award on mother Whitney Houston’s behalf, Bobbi Kristina Brown is apparently not doing so hot. Radar reports that the 19-year-old walked off the set of Tyler Perry’s TBS sitcom For Better or Worse, on which she was making her acting debut in a recurring role, and broke down in tears. She’s taped a few episodes, a source said, but has decided not to do any more.
“Bobbi Kristina had a private breakdown and barely anyone saw it,” the source told Radar. “She was crying and said she needed a minute, she needed a break to get herself together. But then she decided she couldn’t handle doing the show right now. She’s still mourning her mom.”
We’ll wait and see if any of this story gets official confirmation from the show, which is scheduled to return for its second season in July. Perry and company will probably have to do some last-minute scrambling to rewrite the show — but maybe they should have had a plan B prepared, considering the state we’ve heard Bobbi Kristina’s been in since her mother’s death in February.
Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and the random paparazzo who may or may not be healing from a Bieber Beatdown, we apologize on behalf of all media for the relentless coverage of Sunday’s scuffle. It’s just, well, too many celebrities were behaving nicely, or behind closed doors, or just fully clothed, this weekend. We have no choice. And also, we can’t get over the idea of the uber-careful Mr. Swaggy Adult inflicting injury on someone. So, here’s just a little update of the news so far:
Yes, there isvideo evidence of Justin Bieber’s considerable boxing skills, as he hits the bag and receives encouragement from Mike Tyson, we assume when Bieber was in Vegas for the Billboard Music Awards on May 20. He must have felt bad about wimping out on that GQ reporter who really wanted to hit him.
“Nice hanging out with @justinbieber & @alfredoflores,” Tyson wrote on his Intagram this Sunday (about last week’s visit). Biebs’ handlers must have been thrilled with this timing.
According to TMZ, the criminal battery case will be referred to the Los Angeles DA, as most high-profile cases are. If convicted, he’d face up to six months in jail.
That kind of sentencing not very likely, though, “not in a zillion years,” legal expert Dana Cole told ABC News this morning. We highly suggest watching the ABC video, btw, as it includes hilarious imagery of actual film canisters and a briefcase full of money.
Bieber tweeted that he’s focusing on “important stuff,” rather than, you know, trouble with the law. He jetted off to Oslo yesterday for a series of “secret” shows as he drops his newest single, “Die in Your Arms.”
Randomly, the Los Angeles Times decided to remind us that this girl with cancer would probably not approve of Justin hitting people.