12:02 PM EDT 05/20/2013
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Originally posted 02/21/2013 10:00AM
Shia LaBeouf will not be bowing on the Great White Way this spring.
The actor, who was scheduled to make his Broadway debut in a revival of the play Orphans alongside Alec Baldwin, has dropped out due to "creative differences" producers say in a statement released to the Associated Press.
A source confirms the actor's departure, telling PEOPLE, "He was really into it, but at the end of the day he and the director had very different visions of what his character was like. And, unfortunately, they couldn't resolve those differences."
Another source close to the play echoes that the reason for LaBeouf's withdrawal "amounted to creative differences with the director and Shia."
Originally posted 02/19/2013 06:00PM
Clive Davis may have made headlines by revealing his bisexuality in his new memoir, but Kelly Clarkson is more concerned about what he's written in regards to her career.
"I refuse to be bullied and I just have to clear up his memory lapses and misinformation," the recent Grammy winner wrote Tuesday on WhoSay. "It feels like a violation."
In his newly released memoir The Soundtrack of My Life, Davis recalls a meeting with Clarkson that was "a very tough conversation, and it didn't get any easier when Kelly burst in to hysterical sobbing," while discussing the inclusion of "Since U Been Gone" on her second album, Breakaway.
Originally posted 02/15/2013 12:30PM
Rian Tipton thought she would be in for a fun bachelorette getaway with nine of her girlfriends when she embarked upon the Carnival Triumph.
Instead, she was in for a nightmare.
The 29-year-old Chicago resident shared her experience with PEOPLE, along with photos taken by a fellow cruiser in her party. "I want to again apologize to our guests and their friends and families. The situation on board was difficult and we are very sorry for what has happened," Carnival President and CEO Gerry Cahill said in a statement.
"We pride ourselves on providing our guests with a great vacation experience and clearly we failed in this case." According to Carnival, all guests will receive a full refund of the cruise and transportation expenses, a future cruise credit, reimbursement of some ship purchases and further compensation of $500 per person.
Here, in Tipton's own words, is what happened on the ship. She spoke with PEOPLE's Shakthi Jothianandan as the Triumph finally approached land.
Originally posted 02/15/2013 12:05PM
After his tearful morning in court in which prosecutors said they would pursue a charge of premeditated murder against Oscar Pistorius for allegedly killing his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, his family issued a statement reacting to the news.
"The alleged murder is disputed in the strongest terms," the statement read, without elaborating.
The statement also said Pistorius wanted to "send his deepest sympathies to the family of Reeva."
Originally posted 02/14/2013 10:15AM
And the late-night war of words continues!
Following the back and forth bashing between Jimmy Kimmel, 45, and Jay Leno, 62, in 2010, Kimmel is at it again, now telling Playboy in its March issue (on newsstands Friday), "I always feel bad if I hurt anybody's feelings, but I don’t believe Jay Leno has actual feelings, and he doesn't seem to be that worried about other people's feelings."
Kimmel, who three years ago called Leno a "tattle-tale" for talking about him to Oprah Winfrey, goes on to say, "Strangely, I don't even like talking about him anymore. The only time I think about him is when I'm asked."
Originally posted 02/10/2013 09:00PM
It was four years ago that Rihanna and Chris Brown failed to show up at the 2009 Grammy Awards after a notorious battery incident that earned Brown a conviction for felony assault.
The couple's relationship came full circle, in a way, on Sunday night: Despite arriving separately, the newly reconciled pair sat together to enjoy the 2013 Grammys.
Rihanna, 24, in a red Alia gown, and Brown, 23, in all-white suit, were spotted looking cozy in the audience. TV cameras spotted Brown's arm around Rihanna, and he was holding her hand.
Originally posted 02/07/2013 12:15PM
That's one way to stand by your man.
Rihanna attended boyfriend Chris Brown's court hearing in Los Angeles on Wednesday – and later stepped out with him after a late night in the studio.
Brown, 23, was in court for possible probation report falsification involving the community service work he was required to do after domestically abusing Rihanna, 24, in 2009. Joined by Brown's mother, Joyce Hawkins, and two other women, Rihanna sat stoically as the judge discussed Brown's case.
Originally posted 01/31/2013 03:45PM
That's what Beyoncé had to say to reporters gathered in New Orleans for her Super Bowl halftime show press conference after she took the stage, asked them to stand and belted out a flawless, live rendition of the National Anthem on Thursday.
The singer – who has remained silent since criticism and accusations of lip-synching erupted following her performance of the same song at President Barack Obama's inauguration – then told the world why she decided to sing along to a pre-recorded track on Jan. 21.
Originally posted 01/30/2013 01:05PM
They've recorded new music together and have shared intimate photos online, but Rihanna hasn't fully opened up about her reconciliation with boyfriend Chris Brown – until now.
The pop star, 24, finally comes clean about why she decided to get back with the singer, 23, who was charged with assaulting her in 2009, in the latest Rolling Stone cover story.
"I decided it was more important for me to be happy and I wasn't going to let anybody's opinion get in the way of that," she tells the magazine, which has an excerpt of the story available here. (The issue is on newsstands nationwide Friday.)
Originally posted 01/23/2013 10:50PM
As American Idol's talent search headed to Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday, the already tense relationship between judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj went even further south.
Things got so heated that the production had to shut down for a bit, leaving a speedway full of aspiring singers sitting idle. The cause of the friction? Disagreements over the judges' varying styles of critique – particularly when it came to 20-year-old Summer Cunningham.
"Why are we picking her apart?" Minaj asked after Carey questioned whether the contestant's voice was best-suited for country music.
"Really? Is that what I did?" responded Carey. "We're trying to help her as opposed to just talk about her outfit."
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