07:26 AM EDT 06/19/2013
Scandals & Feuds
Originally posted 06/18/2013 08:10AM
The husband of celebrity chef and author Nigella Lawson has accepted a police citation and admitted that he assaulted his wife after a public argument at a London restaurant on June 9.
Charles Saatchi, 70, was interviewed by British police for five hours about the fight, where he was seen with his hands around Lawson's neck in a row he first downplayed as merely a couple's tiff. Photographers outside the restaurant captured the images of the confrontation, which were published this weekend to great public outcry.
Saatchi received a formal police citation on Monday, called a caution, which means he admitted his actions. Had he not come clean, formal charges could have been brought, the U.K.'s Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday. The caution ends the matter with police.
Originally posted 06/13/2013 02:25PM
Melissa McCarthy has won over audiences with her comedic performances and warm Midwestern charm, but the Oscar-nominated actress admits that a scathing film review earlier this year that referred to her as "tractor-sized," could have a negative impact on young girls who might not conform to the traditional definition of Hollywood beauty.
In an new interview with The New York Times, McCarthy spoke out for the first time about the criticism, saying her initial reaction was "Really?" followed by, "Why would someone O.K. that?"
Originally posted 06/12/2013 02:00PM
Weeks before his girlfriend Kim Kardashian is due to give birth to their first child, Kanye West is defending himself against rumors that he's cheated.
"This most recent attack on Kanye West and his family is totally without merit," his rep told PEOPLE in a statement on Wednesday, amid a tabloid report that the rapper got intimate with a model while dating a pregnant Kardashian.
"It's a blatant attempt by a misguided individual who is clearly seeking publicity, and another in a series of malicious stories drummed up by non-credible 'news' sources. This is a sad attempt to hurt two people trying to live their lives."
Originally posted 06/05/2013 10:10AM
Is Yankee star and Hollywood heartthrob Alex Rodriquez in hot water?
The slugger (a.k.a. A-Rod) – who's been romantically linked in the past to Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson and Madonna – is among the names of more than 20 players connected to a Miami anti-aging clinic, Biogenesis of America, whose owner has agreed to speak to Major League Baseball about the distribution of performance-enhancing drugs to its players, according to reports.
"The clinic's owner, Tony Bosch, is now cooperating with the MLB investigation," ESPN reported late Tuesday.
Originally posted 05/30/2013 09:15AM
Adam Levine has already defended himself after saying "I hate this country" during an angry moment Tuesday on The Voice. But should he go further and apologize?
The Maroon 5 singer, 34, was overheard muttering those words after two of his contestants, Judith Hill and Sarah Simmons, were eliminated.
Facing a backlash, he later posted definitions on Twitter for the words "misunderstand," "lighthearted," "humorless" and "joke."
Originally posted 05/29/2013 10:50AM
A scoring error dashed the dreams of Denise Garrido, who was crowned the new Miss Universe Canada 2013 on Saturday, only to be told on Sunday that her selection as pageant winner was in error.
Garrido, 26, of Bradford, Ontario, is a pageant veteran, having won the titles of 2008 Miss Earth Canada and 2010 Miss World Canada. But the latest competition was her ultimate goal, offering her a chance to compete in the Miss Universe pageant.
But less than 24 hours after she'd claimed her crown and sash, Garrido was pulled aside by the Miss Universe Canada pageant director, who explained that because scores were wrongly transferred from the judges' paper forms to electronic tabulation, a typo glitch had occurred, according to the Toronto Star.
Originally posted 05/25/2013 11:05AM
Perhaps you saw it coming, because the latest breakup of on-and-off pair Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart turned out to be a source of genuine amusement this week.
Readers also stepped up to the plate to express how they felt about Abercrombie & Fitch's "exclusionary" sizing policy – and happy they were not.
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Originally posted 05/17/2013 06:15PM
Before the explosive new season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey premieres June 2 on Bravo, Andy Cohen is sitting down with the show's feuding stars to discuss a number of topics, including how close relationships were fractured.
Among them? Melissa Gorga's song, "On Display."
Apparently, her sister-in-law Teresa Giudice thinks the song – which Gorga wrote and recorded during her first season on the show – may be about her.
"So many people told me that," Teresa tells Cohen in a clip of Watch What Happens Live: NJ Housewives Tell All, airing Sunday (8 p.m. ET) on Bravo.
The issue is in the lyrics about being followed by paparazzi.
Originally posted 05/03/2013 12:55PM
A megalomaniacal terrorist unleashes a rash of bombings across the United States. Innocent people die. A nation reels in horror. No, these aren’t the latest headlines – they're the set-up of the latest Iron Man movie, already igniting controversy.
For some viewers, that plotline about a terrorist known as The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) cuts too closely to the Boston Marathon bombing allegedly carried out by the Tsarnaev brothers earlier this month. It certainly caused a hush to fall over the crowd at the film's glitzy Los Angeles premiere at the El Capitan Theatre last week.
The film's stars addressed the issue at a press conference last week, with Don Cheadle (who plays Col. James Rhodes) stressing that the film was finished well before the bombings earlier this month, and that there is no political agenda.
"The job of this film is to entertain," he said. "That's what we're hoping to do."
Originally posted 05/02/2013 01:10PM
Her lawyer told a judge Thursday the actress had checked into rehab for 90 days as a condition of settling a lying-to-the -police case – but as with so many things with her it wasn't that simple.
The troubled actress, 26, did in fact head for a rehab center – but not the New York facility approved by prosecutors under the terms of her plea deal in March.
Instead she went to a center in Southern California. The reason, according to TMZ.com, was that the New York program wouldn't let her smoke.
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