We hadn’t hear any untoward accusations about why John Travolta‘s second accuser dropped his case today. Looks like his lawyer is just hoping to beat everyone to the punch! “Not one penny has been paid nor do we have any intention to pay any money for these ridiculous and false claims,” Travolta’s lawyer Marty Singer told TMZ, after the unnamed masseur asked that his charges against the actor be dismissed. Well, thanks for pointing out what definitely didn’t happen, sir! If you have any ideas about what actually did happen, or why this insane parade of cringe-worthy accusations seems to be without end, please let us know!
Besides, it’s not as if either of Travolta’s alleged victims are giving up on their claims entirely, a move which might have suggested some shady under-the-massage-table dealings. Two days after the actor’s first accuser dropped his case and hired attorney Gloria Allred, the second has done exactly the same thing. “I’m looking forward to trying the case against Gloria Allred in a court of law, not in the media,” Singer said of the unnamed man’s decision.
Meanwhile there are at least two other accusers floating around, as well as an extremely questionable story out of the National Enquirer from a massage therapist alleging that he had a sexual encounter with Travolta in 1997. “We got into the bed that was right next to the massage table and had a really good time,” Luis Gozalez claimed to the magazine. Wow, hard to head off out-of-the-blue accusations like that! There has to be some evidence that Travolta didn’t spend the last 25 years exclusively getting massaged, right? Marty? Anyone? Hello?
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Howard Stern, we’re going to stop you right there. You can be as mean as you want to Britney Spears, but this feud is just not happening. “I think that we’re going to tune in to see if she can function through the thing,” Stern snarked on his show this week about the singer’s new X Factor gig. “As far as any real criticism, I think Simon [Cowell] and L.A. Reid will be doing that. I think Britney is going to stand there and eat a lollipop and wear a sexy outfit. I don’t anticipate great opinions from her.” Whoa, whoa, whoa! This is not 2007 and she is not performing at the VMAs, Howard; Britney has her ish together! Spears is engaged, making that money and doesn’t look like she slept in a drainage ditch for three days straight, which is more than we can say for some people.
As desperate as the newest America’s Got Talent judge might be to start some kind of attention-getting drama, we can pretty much guarantee Britney isn’t going to reply to this in anger; it isn’t her style. Besides, if BritBrit does go into a lollipop-fueled sugar rage and flip over a table while wearing a school girl uniform, that just means better ratings for The X Factor. Even Stern knows that. “I will tune in to see what kind of train wreck she is,” he scoffed. Oh Howard, if only you could look within, and see the big, beautiful wreck inside yourself…
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Though some of us may have wanted to pick sides when we first heard that Katy Perry and Russell Brand were getting divorced, the comedian himself told Ellen DeGeneres that he feels nothing but “love and positivity” for his ex-wife.
“I still love her, as a human being, but sometimes when you’re in a relationship I suppose it doesn’t work out, does it?” he said in an interview for today’s Ellen show. “That doesn’t mean I regret it or anything. I was very happy to be married with her. She’s such a beautiful human being and I have only love and positivity for her.”
His philosophy about the breakup is one we wish we could have the presence of mind to apply to all of our relationships. “You can’t absolutely make everything the way you want it to be in life. Sometimes things are just different, and then you have to just move with that and try and remain in contact with what is beautiful about yourself and with each other.”
OK, as if that didn’t erase your memory of that nasty paparazzo phone-throwing incident, how about this interaction between Brand and Ellen regulars, Rosie and Sophia Grace, who just happen to be from Essex, England, just like he is.
Tragedy has struck the Kennedy’s again. The estranged second wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Mary Kennedy was found dead at her Bedford, New York home yesterday. She was only 52. Kennedy Jr. had filed for divorce back in 2010 but court records reveal that the proceedings were still on, and the split was not legally final. Kennedy Jr. is the son of Robert F. Kennedy — JFK’s brother — and his wife Ethel Kennedy. Mary’s lawyer, Kerry Lawrence, has released a statement that reads, “We deeply regret the death of our beloved sister Mary, whose radiant and creative spirit will be sorely missed by those who loved her. Our heart goes out to her children who she loved without reservation.”
The police also stated yesterday that they were looking into a “possible unattended death” and that they also, strangely, found “a deceased individual” in a building on her property. The details of who that person is, including their name, is not being released at the moment. Lt. Dickan of the Bedford P.D has said, “There was a phone call made from the home requesting assistance for a death at that location. This is an unattended death investigation. That means no one was there when the person died.” Sources are already giving out information that this was a suicide, but that news has not been confirmed as yet, as Mary’s body is currently being examined at the Westchester County Medical Examiner. This is such horrible news. Mary had four children with Kennedy Jr. — Conor, Kyra, William and Aiden. Our condolences go out to all of them.
UPDATE: The latest news through NY Post sources is that Mary Kennedy hanged herself in her barn. Apparently, her estranged husband, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s alleged womanizing got to her, and she dealt with her problems by drinking and taking prescription drugs. A close friend has revealed, “She was deeply troubled, abusing alcohol and prescription meds. She had cause. She was used up and tossed away by Bobby. That was awful.” We will post more news as it is confirmed.
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After being named #1 on Forbes’ 2012 Celebrity 100 and pulling in over $50 million last year, we can understand why Jennifer Lopez might be ready to move on from her American Idol gig. What else is there for her to accomplish sitting next to Steven Tyler? “There is just too much going on for her right now,” a source told Us Magazine. “She regrets she can’t stay on the show. It’s been an incredible experience and she is forever grateful that she did it.” JLo herself seemed to indicate the desire to vacate her judge’s chair for the next lucky butt. “Now this is my second year — I don’t know if I can go for a third year. I miss doing other things,” Lopez said on Ellen today. Other things like co-headlining a concert with Enrique Iglesias, starring in more films and piloting a personal space craft to Mars, perhaps? Okay, maybe not that last one, but it would be nice to have the option. She certainly has the money for it…
While Jennifer might be ready to leave the dream crushing to someone else, the people behind A.I. seem determined to keep her on the show. “We want her back. I want her back,” American Idol‘s executive producer Nigel Lythgoe told TMZ today. “I know how much she loves doing the show and how much she cares for the kids. It’s a business. She has to weigh everything. I know she’s gotten lots of offers to do movies and other things.” We wonder how much A.I. would be willing to fork over to have Jennifer stay. On the other hand, space exploration could really use that $50 million, JLo. We’re not trying to sway you either way, we’re just saying…give it some thought. It’s something to consider.
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In case you were ever wondering if celebrities are constantly weeping and/or secretly falling in love with you based on the comments you leave online, the answer is an enthusiastic yes. Provided that celebrity is Kristen Stewart, that is. In her HelloGiggles interview today, the Snow White and The Huntsman actress admitted to reading “comments and reviews” about her films and actual life. “Yeah, totally,” Kristen says. “I don’t take it to heart because I remember experiences in my head a certain way and I value them so much, and I would never do them differently.” Sure! Plus you want to hear everyone gush over how gorgeous you look on every red carpet. Don’t try to deny it; we would do the same thing, woman!
KStew’s admission is kind of interesting, considering how private she tends to be about things like, you know, her lovers. Says Kristen about her penchant for reading other people’s opinions of her, “Massive response is always weird. Usually things don’t matter, usually when you talk to people during interviews, things fill up in my head and I get nervous. But I am the type of person who needs to know exactly what is going on in their life ‘cos I’m a weirdo… and I need to know everything.” What? You, a weirdo? Kristen, you don’t know what the word “weirdo” means until you see all the people who are about to propose to you in the comments. Including us! What’s the emoticon for crying with happiness?
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Twitter is the new press release. Tia Mowry confirmed via Twitter that she would not be returning to BET’s The Game for its sixth season. Her abrupt Twitpress (Twitter + press release) followed the buzzing rumors that the bubbly twin who plays Melanie Davis, the non-practicing doctor, on BET’s highest rated show, was actually fired. HipHollywood.com first reported the news, which they attributed to a “well placed source.” Hoping to quiet the chatter, Med School (we can’t help but call her that after all these years) tweeted, “Just wanted to let all my fans know that I will not be returning to The Game for season 6. It was an incredible run and I had lots of fun along the way. I am looking forward to my upcoming projects…the release of my book #OhBaby [today!], season 2 of @TiaTameraShow on @mystyle premiering in June, and my @ABCFamily movie coming out in December…more to come! love u so much.” Read more…
In his profile of Justin Bieber for the June issue of GQ, writer Drew Magary spends the better part of four pages describing his frustrated attempts to do something other than a typical sitdown with the “Boyfriend” singer. (And by the way, none of it is very surprising for anyone who’s ever tried to interview the Biebs; his people are insanely protective.) But as you laugh or tear your hair out while reading the story, you will also find yourself swinging back and forth on the main premise: Is JB a “swaggy adult” as he hilariously proclaims, or is he a teenage boy? Here are some clues to help you decide:
Bieber Is a Boy:
- His “people” won’t let him do any of the manly rites of passage things proposed, such as “drinking, smoking, drinking, going to a titty bar, gambling, drinking, shooting things, drinking.”
- There are penises drawn all over the grease board in his studio. (We don’t know who drew them for sure.)
- He (or his people) suggests boxing with the writer as an appropriate interviewing activity.
- “Like every other teenager in the universe, Bieber evades questions by staring directly at the floor.”
- He records temporary vocals on a track with a mouth full of Swedish Fish.
Can’t a man just get one million massages in peace? Looks like the answer is no, seeing as how a fourth accuser has allegedly come forward with claims that John Travolta sexually harassed him. According to the personal trainer making the claims, Travolta inappropriately touched him at a gym. “The gym was opened as a courtesy to John Travolta so that he could avoid the public yet maintain his fitness in this physically challenging role that he was doing at the time. The gym employee says that John Travolta groped and fondled him against his will.” Oh lord, please don’t be referring to Face/Off. We don’t want anything sullying our memory of that amazing film.
Meanwhile, just because Travolta’s first accuser asked that his suit be dismissed does not mean he wants to forgo his day in court entirely. Instead, he has gone so far as to hire celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred to take his case. “I represent John Doe Number One,” Allred confirmed to People. “Mr. Doe’s lawsuit was dismissed without prejudice which means that he is still legally entitled to file another lawsuit against John Travolta if he chooses. We are in the process of conferring with him regarding the next steps, which he may wish to take.” Allred is well known for representing clients involved in controversial lawsuits, including transgender Miss Universe contestant
Most people were of the opinion that Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie were an odd match during their three-year marriage. Unfortunately, Billy Bob was one of those people, and it pretty much ruined everything. “She has one way she wanted to live her life and I had another way to live mine,” Thornton tells ABC’s Nightline in an episode set to air tonight. “I was just too insecure.” Of course, the non-stop gossip about the couple’s 20-year age difference and, uh, relative attractiveness didn’t help matters either. According to The Informers actor, he felt “like the Phantom of the Opera hiding in the catacombs” compared to Jolie. “People actually said that I didn’t deserve to be with her,” Billy Bob shares. Oh boy…were we one of those people? Jeez, we’re sorry. All those Phantom of the Opera jokes were just too good to pass up!
This kind of explains why Thornton and Jolie are shockingly amicable for ex-spouses. Angie penned the introduction to Billy Bob’s recent memoir, in which she praises him, saying “He has an unmatchable wit and can make you laugh until your face hurts.” Similarly Billy Bob lauded Jolie when she was directing her first film In the Land of Blood and Honey. “She’s real smart, and very creative, and I think it’s a great job for her,” he said. Admits Thornton in his interview, “We had a great marriage and I chickened out because I didn’t feel good enough. That’s all that happened. It was no big deal, we never hated each other.” We can’t help but feel partially responsible for this…which means we are kind of partially responsible for Angie ending up with Brad Pitt. You’re welcome, everyone! Except Billy Bob! Again, so sorry about that!
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