Earlier tonight, Us Weekly delivered a bombshell that has sent shock waves through the tight-knit Twilightcommunity. On the cover of its latest issue, which hits newsstands on Friday, the magazine alleges that Kristen Stewart cheated on her longtime romantic companion, Robert Pattinson, with her (very married) Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. The magazine apparently has photographic evidence of the “marathon makeout session” that took place between the 22-year-old Stewart and the 41-year-old Sanders on July 17 (just five short days after KStew and RPattz made all sorts of cute faces at each other at the Breaking Dawn, Part 2 press conference at Comic-Con).
If Kristen and Rob had any idea this news was going to break, they certainly did not show it when they appeared together at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday night. Of course, there’s a very real possibility that these pictures have somehow been taken out of context by Us, but either way, we are feeling more than a little devastated tonight. Neither KStew nor RPattz has issued any official statement as yet (nor has Rupert Sanders), but we will definitely keep you posted if (when?) they do. However, a source told People that “Kristen is absolutely devastated. It was a mistake and a complete lapse in judgment. She wasn’t having an affair with Rupert. It was just a fleeting moment that shouldn’t have happened.” Uh-oh, that does not bode well. Either way…
And Weezy wept. According to TMZ, The Jeffersons star and comedic acting great Sherman Hemsley has passed away at his home in El Paso, Texas today. Hemsley was unmarried and leaves behind no children. Sources indicate that the actor was found by his nurse, who initially believed Hemsley was asleep before subsequently alerting the authorities. So far, it appears that 74-year-old Sherman died of natural causes. Either way, the afterlife is welcoming an extremely cantankerous angel as we speak.
While Sherman made a name for himself on the ’70s sitcom hits All In The Family and The Jeffersons, if a ’90s TV show needed an ornery grandpa, feisty judge or a short-tempered dinosaur, Hemsley was their man. Whether it was The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air or Family Matters, Sister, Sister or The Dinosaurs, chances are if you’ve watched TV in the last 35 years, you’ve seen the man at work.And we weren’t even joking about the dinosaur part! Hemsley’s last acting gig was in 2011 on an episode of House of Payne playing, who else, George Jefferson. If you’re unfamiliar with the role that made Hemsley a star (if that’s even possible), please take a moment to pay homage to a classic TV character, and a talented man who made us laugh:
We all love it when Madonna throws her personal brand of ice-cold shade, but this whole situation is getting out of control. “I’m glad I could help her write it,” Madge smirked during a Brazilian TV interview, after being asked her opinion of Lady Gaga‘s “Born This Way.” Ah, the chill! It burns! Seeing as how we’ve heard this exact snark before, we guess Madge is content to openly rip on Gaga whenever it amuses her? Seriously, how many times has Madonna actual brought up the “Born This Way”/’Express Yourself” beef in public? We tallied them up, and the number is starting to get absurd:
Kanye West’s relationship with Kim Kardashian has been like watching the scene in Back To The Future III when the runaway train speeds towards the edge of the cliff. The cliff obviously represents marriage in this botched metaphor, and now it looks like someone just hit fast forward. Although the two have brought up the topic marriage just a month after taking their relationship public, that just seemed like an abstract discussion. Now they really might do it for real.
According to a report from RadarOnline, Yeezy is busy designing an engagement ring for his beloved Kim, and prepping to pop the question just as soon as her divorce from Kris Humphries becomes final. The sweet part is that he’s apparently using stones from his late mother Donda’s collection. “Kanye picked out some of Donda’s most expensive pieces, including some diamond earrings and a ruby ring,” a friend of Kanye’s told Radar. “Donda was such an important person in Kanye’s life, he thought the world of her and was devastated when she died…Now Kanye has found a woman he respects and loves just as much as his mom, so he wants to share her jewelry collection with Kim.”
We’re being bombarded by stories from TMZ and the like about a whole lot of drama going down at the Jackson family home in California. Everything escalated to new heights yesterday, when police were called to Katherine Jackson’s house in the afternoon for a domestic disturbance. Let’s try to sort this out, shall we?
Last week, a letter from Michael’s siblings Randy, Jermaine, Janet, Tito and Rebbie leaked to the Internet demanding that estate executors John Branca and John McClain resign because their mismanagement had caused Katherine to have a mini-stroke. Meanwhile, Katherine Jackson had left the kids at home to attend her sons’ Unity Tour. She reportedly never made it to a show.
On Thursday (July 18), via Twitter, Paris Jackson accused Uncle Randy of purposely leaking said letter to discredit her grandmother. “i am going to clarify right now that what has been said about my grandmother is a rumor and nothing has happened , she is completely fine.”
On Sunday, family members reported Katherine Jackson missing. Paris tweeted that she hadn’t seen her in a week. “If anybody sees my grandmother , please call the authorities or this number— (818)-876-0186 it’s the security number .. thank you so much,” she wrote. But that night, Katherine contacted police to say she was fine. Read more…
We know rich, beautiful, famous people aren’t more likely to have happy marriages; based on literally every celebrity divorce we’ve ever seen, the opposite seems to be true. That being said, we sort of have a crush on the squee-inducing trio formed by Miranda Kerr, Orlando Bloom and their baby Flynn. As such, we were fairly bummed by a recent rumor that claimed the two were splitsville. “She’s not wearing her ring, and she’s had a lot on her plate,” a source told Famous. “It could be that somewhere along the way her relationship with Orlando may have slipped between the cracks.” Well, looks like Miranda must have accidentally dropped her ring in the toilet before buying a bigger plate (Stars! They are just like us!), because these two are still going adorably strong!
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“There is absolutely no truth in the headline or story,” Kerr’s manager Annie Kellytold The Telegraph today about the rumors. Hurrah! So not only are we able to stave off the emotional despair brought on by what seems like weekly celebrity divorces, but we also have an excuse to post pics of Miranda and Orlando’s little family unit? This makes us want to renew our vows right now. Our vows to be quietly obsessed with these three until it becomes borderline creepy.
What would Lyla Garrity say about this? The horror! Minka Kelly reportedly stars in a sex tape being shopped around now, according to TMZ. The tape is 30 minutes long and in it, the Friday Night Lights actress appears to be fully aware of the camera. The gossip site says it’s unclear how old Kelly is in the video, but one clue might indicate that she was at least 18 at the time: It includes songs from Brandy’s 1998 album Never Say Never, and Minka turned 18 on June 24 of that year. Then again, the songs could have been added later. Anyway, as hot as we know she is, this is doing terrible things to our image of her as the sweet, church-going cheerleader who tried so hard to reform Tim Riggins on FNL. And coming right off the spectacular failure of Charlie’s Angels, we’re not sure this is the kind of publicity Minka’s going for right now. She’s set to play Jackie Kennedy next (in Lee Daniels’The Butler), for crying out loud. She’s probably aiming for “smart and sophisticated” more than sexpot at the moment.
Young aspiring starlets of the world, take heed! Even if you think a Kim Kardashian move might help your career right now, you never know if these things will leak at exactly the WRONG moment.
In the hours since 12 people were killed and at least 59 wounded by a gunman at a Dark Knight Risesscreening in Aurora, Colorado, dozens of pieces of information have made their way onto the Internet, the most disturbing of those related to the alleged shooter himself. Identified as 24-year-old University of Colorado-Denver neuroscience graduate student James Holmes, the suspect allegedly told police he was the Joker, Batman’s nemesis in The Dark Knight, while he was being taken into custody following the attack. While information about the tragedy is still trickling in, other specifics about the shooting are just as harrowing:
In addition to the arsenal of four guns he used during the shooting, Holmes allegedly outfitted his apartment with a homemade booby trap or incendiary advice that police are still in the process of identifying. “It’s nothing I’ve ever seen before,” Aurora Police Chief Dan Oatestold MSNBC.
Warner Bros has apparently pulled all TV and radio commercials for The Dark Knight Rises set to run this weekend.
Jordan Ghawi, brother of shooting victim Jessica Ghawi, has written a blog post describing the details of the shooting as reported by an alleged witness named Brent, including those surrounding the death of his sister. “Jessica and Brent were seated in the middle portion of the theatre when a device was thrown into the theatre that produced a ‘hissing’ sound,” Jordan writes in part. “The theatre then began to fill with smoke which is when patrons began to move from their seats. At that time, shots were fired.”
Look, we don’t know the ins and outs of Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas‘ relationship. We don’t have the time, resources or high-powered binoculars necessary to verify whether rumors of their impending break-up are true. We do know, however, that video of Antonio dancing with Indian actress Mallika Sherawat at Cannes this year proves absolutely nothing about the stability of their union. Take a look at the video after the jump if you don’t believe us: there is clearly plenty of room for the Holy Spirit between those two! If anything, the video is a testament to Antonio’s commitment to Melanie. If he wasn’t invested in keeping their love alive, Banderas could be booty-dancing up a storm! We’ll gladly offer our booties up as a test if you want, Melanie!
Color us dubious, but we’ve been hearing break-up rumors about these two for years, or at least since Griffith did that stint in rehab in 2009. “They seem absolutely fine. Honestly, they seem happy,” a source told People last night. The couple has almost made it to 16 years of marriage, which is, like, 3,000 years in Hollywood marriage time. As such, we…really, really don’t want these rumors to be true. We want Melanie and Antonio to make it into our Celebrity Couples Going Strong After More Than 20 Years list. You can do it, you two! Just check out your fellow old marrieds for strength!
For someone who declared “most pretty girls aren’t funny” recently, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is doing a pretty good job of not making us want to bang our skulls against a pile of Margaret Cho DVDs. The Dark Knight Rises actor allegedly blurted out that factually inaccurate statement at the Looper panel at Comic-Con while talking about costar Emily Blunt, but has since offered an explanation. “I’m actually glad you asked me about that, because I was embarrassed,” he told a reporter for Yahoo’s OMG. “Sometimes the words come out really wrong, and sometimes the words come out really wrong in front of thousands of people. I do apologize.” We should hope so, JGL! You’re friends with Zooey Deschanel! You’ve seen New Girl! You should know better!
So what was Joseph trying to get across? “In our culture, girls do tend to get pigeonholed,” he explains. “And I was trying and failing to pay [Blunt] a compliment about the fact that she really succeeded in avoiding those traps and not getting pigeonholed, and even though she’s a very good looking young women she is so funny and plays such a badass and a strong woman in Looper.” We’ll accept your explanation, JGL, but mainly because we still want to see Looper. In the meantime, in case you need a refresher course on how attractive women are capable of saying funny things, please take a moment to look through our Funniest Lady In Film This Summer gallery, where women from Anna Farris to Rashida Jones, Elizabeth Banks to Mila Kunis will remind you how exactly it is done.