Christian Bale and Thomas Dekker, you might want to watch your step in the coming months; the terrible year of John Connors continues. Edward Furlong, who played Connor in Terminator 2, was arrested early this morning at LAX for felony domestic violence after grabbing his girlfriend’s arm in an argument, leaving visible marks, TMZ reports. At press time, the 35-year-old actor remained in jail with bail set at $50,000. Earlier this year, Furlong, who has struggled with addiction to cocaine and heroin for years, claimed he was robbed by a man in L.A.’s Skid Row. In 2011, he was jailed for violating a restraining order that kept him away from his estranged wife.
And just to recap what’s happened to the other John Connors of the world. In May, Terminator 3′s Nick Stahl checked himself into rehab after an episode in which his wife reported him missing and he was spotted hanging around Skid Row too. He then went missing again, but eventually returned home and was attending AA meetings. Read more…
Phew! For a second there we thought we had a Secret Gibson* on our hands. Justin Timberlake had maintained an uncomfortable radio silence until now about that leaked homeless video made by his friend Justin Huchel for the Biel/Timberlake wedding. We knew we shouldn’t have doubted him so quickly! Timberlake posted an incredibly thoughtful apology letter to his website, the care and detail of which should be a template for other celebrity apologies. Seriously, TMZ should just have a PDF available for download at all times. So why was Justin’s apology such a baller one? Well, let’s see…
1) Justin didn’t actually know about the tape: Thank god, right? “I had no knowledge of its existence. I had absolutely ZERO contribution to it,” he clarifies. “Like many silly rumors that I have been made aware of about the week: It was NOT shown at my wedding.”
Our feelings about these photos of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart leaving a Prince concert last night are mixed, to say the least. Maybe we’ll just talk it through here, any you can help us.
Happy! Another sighting of Rob and Kristen hanging out together is a good thing! And this reminds us of that one time, back in the day, when they were snapped getting cozy at a Kings of Leon concert.
Annoyed/protective! They really, really didn’t want to be photographed.
It’s fair to say that Bobby Brown is having a pretty rough year. Between the death of his long-time love Whitney Houston in February, and the continued downward spiral of his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown being played out on a new reality series, the dude has a lot on his plate. In the time-honored tradition of stressed out celebs, Brown has taken to the sauce pretty hard lately, with predictably bad results.
However, after wracking up his second DUI of the year on Wednesday, Brown is apparently turning over a new leaf and attempting to get his life back on track. Friends of the R&B star tell TMZ that his most recent arrest served as a wake-up call to seek treatment for his drinking. Brown attended rehab as recently as this past August, but reportedly didn’t take it seriously because he didn’t honestly feel that he had a real problem.
Other sources elaborate on Brown’s deteriorating mental health to RadarOnline. Following his estrangement from his daughter, the singer attempted to fill that void with substances. “Bobby has been down in the dumps about his relationship with Bobbi Kristina for some time,” an insider reveals. “It was certainly what started the ball rolling in terms of falling foul to his demons once again and he’s been hitting the bottle hard. Bobbi Kristina doesn’t want to talk to him, doesn’t want to meet up and it’s left Bobby feeling dead inside.” It can’t help to know that Bobbi Kristina’s increasing tumultuous personal life, including her engagement to adoptive brother Nick Gordon, is now being used as reality TV fodder. “He feels at a loose end because he hears of Bobbi Kristina’s problems and wants to help, but she just won’t listen to him.”
Like Amanda Bynes before her, Lindsay Lohan has allegedly been dropped by her publicist, this time a gentleman by the name of Steve Honig. We know what you’re thinking: “Lindsay Lohan had a publicist?” Just kidding! Kind of. According to TMZ, Honig allegedly quit after gross-dad Michael Lohan flipped out on him, texting Steve that he was a “f—ing liar” and genuinely acting like a fool. Even more bizarrely, apparently it was Michael Lohan himself who reported this story to TMZ. Why would he ever want anyone to find out what he did? Papa Lohan is clearly disconnected from reality, which makes us wonder…is Lindsay’s ongoing tale of woe the result of Michael Lohan’s constant interference? Like some kind of career and relationship poltergeist?
Well, we guess that still wouldn’t explain Dina Lohan’s Dr. Phil appearance or, well, Lindsay’s driving record. Apparently the text feud went down after Michael claimed that Lindsay’s manager Evan Hainey, entertainment lawyer Dave Feldman and defense lawyer Shawn Holly were in on the “intervention” he staged last week. Honig issued a statement saying that claim was crazy talk, thus leading to Michael Lohan’s text harassment. According to text messages obtained by TMZ, however, Michael Lohan was at least in contact with all of them. Have Lindsay’s people considered just…not giving their number to Michael Lohan? Or blocking him? When asked the reason for letting Lindsay go as a client, Honig scoffed, “Michael wishes he were that important.” Can we block Michael Lohan from our eyes and minds then? Please? What if we use duct tape? What then?
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Just when we thought we couldn’t feel more uncomfortable about the leaked “joke” homeless video made by a friend for Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel‘s wedding! (We put “joke” in quotation marks because no one human being has ever actually laughed at it.) After Gawker posted a clip from the highly questionable video featuring homeless men and women congratulating the Biel-Timberlakes on their marriage, TMZ tracked down Eddie, one of the video’s participants, who explained that he was given $40 to wish Justin and Jessica well on tape. Again, we have to ask who would come up with this idea for a wedding reception? On a related note, we could not be more disappointed to find out that Justin Timberlake has awful friends.
On one hand, we guess the participants were at least compensated? On the other hand, Eddie (who understandably didn’t know the interview was supposed to be a joke) had this take the video: “That makes me feel really bad … that was a trick played on me.” Good. God. That answers that question. The only question that remains is whether Justin and Jessica are going to ever…you know…publicly acknowledge the video exists? You would think they would have issued a statement explaining how they have idiots for friends and have nothing to do with the video. Maybe Justin and Jessica are extemely busy making love on some secluded white sand beach somewhere, but someone should shoot them an email or something. Tell them they’re going to need to get new buddies.
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As far as we’re concerned, Access Hollywood should have just switched to a fifteen minute delay the second they booked Snooki on their show this morning. Of course she was going to accidentally swear! If anything, we feel reassured by Snooki’s casual cursing on live TV. “Because they’re a–holes. I mean jerks! Sorry!” Snooki cracked when asked why people are “surprised” she’s a good mom to baby Lorenzo. The Jersey Shore star got salty again later while discussing her fears about motherhood. “I was scared that I wasn’t gonna have maternal instincts, ’cause I wasn’t really good with kids before,” she admitted. “So I’m like, s—!’” Was anyone really surprised by any of this? The first season of Snooki & JWoww was basically 22 minutes of bleeping over footage of Jenni picking up hot dog poop!
More over, Snooki was clearly contrite each time she annoyed the censors. “Ugh I’m sorryyyyyyy,” she tweeted in response to a fan’s teasing comment. Personally, this whole debacle just feels right. People who automatically assumed Snooki wouldn’t be able to care for her infant are sort of a-holes. And who didn’t have an s-bomb moment when they first considered the staggering responsibilities of motherhood? Snooki is just keeping it real, ya’ll. Call us when Michelle Obama drops the f-bomb on live TV. Ooooh, or if Hanks does it again!
We all knew this day would come…and we can’t wait to hear the song about it! Us Weekly reports that Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy have ended their relationship of roughly three months, probably because Conor’s math tutoring lessons were getting in the way. Cause he’s a baby! “They quietly parted ways a while ago,” their source claims. “No hard feelings.” Now, Tay Tay has already tagged the liner notes for her new (tragically hopeful) Red song “Begin Again” with the phrase “Hannis Port” (referencing the Kennedys’ home base, as well as the location of her new home), but obviously there are other relationship specifics Taylor is bound to drop in upcoming albums that we can use identify which songs are about Conor. Because you know some of them will be. Or all of them. The girl bought a house in near Conor’s memaw, people! So if we ever seen any of these references, we know which romance inspired Taylor’s songwriting.
We guess there are two aspects of Fergie and Josh Duhamel‘s recent “opening up” (if you will) that we don’t get. Both the Black Eyed Peas singer and her life partner have acknowledged the skeezy stripper cheating scandal that rocked their relationship back in 2009. “When you go through difficult times it really makes you stronger as a unit. As a partnership. It does for us anyways. Our love today is a deeper love,” Fergie told Oprah for an Oprah’s Next Chapter interview that aired Sunday. “I’m actually happy that all that happened, because we wouldn’t be as strong as we are now,” Duhamel added. Okay, sure, but… here’s what we don’t understand:
We can only assume you’re still sort of peeved, Jessica Biel. You didn’t arrive at your A-list reception looking like a more athletic version of Barbie in your cotton candy princess dream gown just to watch a video of your husband’s friends kiiiiind of making fun of homeless people. Gawker has a clip of the video in question, a homemade congrats made by Justin Timberlake‘s friend Justin Huchel titled “Greetings from Your Hollywood Friends Who Just Couldn’t Make It.” In it, Huchel films indigent people in Los Angeles as they wish Justin and Jessica good luck with their nuptials. Needless to say, Gawker has already received a letter from Huchel asking them to yank it. Until they do, do yourself a favorite and take a look. Whaaa? Wedding? Why? What?
“Mr. Huchel made [the] video to be used and exhibited privately at Justin Timberlake’s wedding as a private joke without Mr. Timberlake’s knowledge,” Huchel’s lawyer told the site. We guess you could argue that JTimb’s pals were just trying (and failing) to do something clever or original, but come on. You’re going to go around specifically interviewing impoverished and transgender street people, in order to show it at a $6.5 million Italian wedding for the lulz? Read the room, guys! Read Jessica’s flawless clenched jaw and beautiful steely glare while you’re at it. Louis C.K., you ain’t.
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