BIEBER SPIT IN NEIGHBOR’S FACE
Justin Bieber reportedly spit in his neighbor’s face during their altercation Tuesday. The neighbor had confronted the singer for driving too recklessly in their Calabasas, CA, gated community, and when things got heated Bieber hocked a loogie at the man, and threatened to kill him. Sources say Justin had just gotten his new Ferrari at around 8 am when he decided to take it for a spin. The 47-year-old neighbor, a father of three, claims Justin was driving around 100 mph. He told cops that when he complained, Justin responded by saying, “Get the f**k out of here,” spit in his face, and added, “I’m gonna kill you.” The man filed a battery report and is insisting on having Bieber prosecuted.
HAMM CALLS PRIVATES TALK RUDE
Jon Hamm isn’t too thrilled with the media’s obsession with his package. “Most of it’s tongue-in-cheek but it’s a little rude,” he tells Rolling Stone magazine regarding stories of his well-endowed appendage. “It just speaks to a broader freedom that people feel like they have – a prurience.” Just last week the New York Daily News claimed the Mad Men star was asked to wear underwear because his 60s inspired outfits were too tight and revealing. “They’re called ‘privates’ for a reason,” said Hamm. “I’m wearing pants, for f**ks sake. Lay off.” Hamm doesn’t want to sound like a whiney actor, but says, “when people feel the freedom to create Tumblr accounts about my c**k, I feel like that wasn’t part of the deal.” He does admit there could be worse things said about him. Explained Hamm, “Whatever, I guess it’s better than being called out for the opposite.” Meanwhile, TMZ reports that after hearing Jon Hamm likes to go commando, two of the biggest underwear companies are trying to woo him to their side. The site claims that both Jockey and Fruit of the Loom have offered the Mad Men star free underwear for life.
LINDSAY’S NEW BEAU CALLS HER AWESOME
Lindsay Lohan’s alleged new boyfriend has only nice things to say about the Mean Girls star. Avi Snow, guitarist for the band City of Angels, talked to E! News at their gig in Los Angeles, and while he wouldn’t confirm he’s dating Lindsay, he did say, “She’s really awesome, and she’s a lot of fun.” Lindsay is also a big fan of the band. Said Avi, “I would definitely call her one of our biggest supporters.” Lindsay was there to support City of Angels at their performance in Santa Monica over the weekend. Said one witness, “Lindsay was living the performance, bouncing her feet and dancing in her seat. At the end, as they came off stage, she grabbed Avi and planted a kiss on him in front of the whole crowd.”
LINDSAY’S ACCUSED OF BEING A HOMEWRECKER
In other Lindsay Lohan news…Star magazine reports that a woman named Aesha Waks claims Lindsay is a homewrecker, who hooked up with her boyfriend-of-five-years Liam McMullan last December. “Lindsay destroyed my world,” Aesha told the tab. “I am devastated and still love him, but he says he wants to be with her and save her.” Liam tells the tab that he and Aesha were already broken up when he started hooking up with Lindsay.
ROBSTEN TO TAKE SUMMER ROAD TRIP
Sounds like Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson’s relationship is on the mend. The Sun claims the on-again/off-again/on-again couple is planning a summer trip together. The pair will join friends on a European road trip in a van. “Rob has been planning this trip for a while,” said the source. “Before they got back together he intended to go to Italy, France and Germany.” The source claims the couple’s good buddy Katy Perry may meet up with them at some point.
COOPER NOT UP FOR LAUER’S GIG
Deadline.com reported Tuesday that NBC approached Anderson Cooper about replacing Matt Lauer on Today, but that may not be completely true. NBC did confirm they talked to Cooper but not necessarily about replacing Lauer. But sources tell TMZ Lauer is actually on board with the idea of Cooper taking over Today somewhere down the line, and actually planned to meet with the CNN anchor to discuss it. Regardless, sources say Cooper is not interested in the Today gig, and NBC insists they are not replacing Lauer. Said a network spokesperson, "As we’ve said before, Matt Lauer is the best in the business. We want him in the Today show anchor chair for many years to come. We are not considering replacing Matt Lauer."
LAUER DIDN’T WANT FEMALE TODAY PRODUCERS
Meanwhile, US Weekly claims Matt Lauer was personally responsible for NBC’s decision not to hire three female producers for Today. According to sources, following Ann Curry’s June exit, NBC execs picked three women to oversee the show, but Lauer nixed the idea. Said an insider, “He told a senior staffer the idea of these women running the show reminded him of Lilith Fair.” A rep for NBC denied he made the comment.
KOURTNEY DENIES ACCUSATION THAT SCOTT IS NOT MASON’S DAD
Kourtney Kardashian is vehemently denying an In Touch magazine article that suggests Scott Disick may not be the father of her son Mason. A male model named Michael Girgenti told the magazine that he slept with Kourtney nine months before Mason was born, and is now asking for a paternity test to prove Scott’s the dad. Michael claims he and Kourtney were together in March, 2009 when she and Scott were on a break. But a lawyer for Kourtney says Michael’s allegations are “preposterous and an outrageous lie.”
EFRON REFUSES TO BAD MOUTH HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
Although he wants to be taken more seriously as an adult actor, Zac Efron won’t say anything bad about his Disney days as the star of High School Musical. “Here’s the one thing about High School Musical that a lot of people forget or don’t realize. It affected a lot of people; its resonance, culturally, was massive… and at the same time, it was in every sense of it, the luckiest break in the world,” Efron tells Flaunt magazine. “The wrong thing to do — and that’s what all these interviews now are trying to get me to say — is to turn on it, to like sh*t on it, call it crap. But that’s insane.” Another thing you won’t hear from Efron is complaints about the pitfalls of fame. He explained, “The b***hiness doesn’t do anything. It just puts you out there and it makes you look unappreciative to your fans.”
RYAN GOSLING HOTLINE ESTABLISHED
Ryan Gosling recently revealed he’s taking a break from acting, and some of his fans are a bit upset about it. But now, a new hotline has been created to help those fans deal with their distress. Followers who call The Gosline, created by the British online movie streaming company Blinkbox, will hear a message from the actor, and pay a pretty penny to do so.
SOUTHLAND’S HOWELL SUED OVER BOGUS MOVIE DEAL
Southland star C. Thomas Howell is being sued by a film investor who claims he was duped into giving the actor $220,000 for a movie, but Howell claims he too is a victim. Blackacre Entertainment says they gave the money to Howell and two other investors for a film called Bite, and was supposed to get their investment, plus $66,000 more, within 30 days, but never saw a dime. The company claims they were tricked by Howell, who provided them with forged documents and fake bank accounts. But Howell tells TMZ that he too is filing a lawsuit, claiming he was duped into raising the money by a fraudulent third party, and that he had no idea it was a scam.
NBC’S JENNA WOLFE PREGNANT
NBC correspondent Jenna Wolfe announced on the Today show yesterday that she’s pregnant. "My girlfriend, Stephanie Gosk, and I are expecting a baby girl the end of August," said Wolfe. "As of this week, I am about five months pregnant." Wolfe’s girlfriend Stephanie is a foreign correspondent for NBC and they’ve been together about three years. As for her decision to be open about her sexuality, Jenna tells People, “I don’t want to bring my daughter into a world where I’m not comfortable telling everyone who I am and who her mother is.” Adds Gosk, “The beauty is that we live in a time where there’s no need for secrecy. This is a spectacular moment for us.”
TEEN MOM PAIR JOIN COUPLES THERAPY
Teen Mom couple Catelynn Lowell and fiancé Tyler Baltierra hare joining a new reality show. The pair, who gave up their child for adoption in 2008, was set to marry in a few months, but have now agreed to be on VH1’s Couples Therapy, which tries to save foundering relationships. Also making up this season’s cast are Chingy, Flavor Flav and Joe Francis.
DUCK DYNASTY STARS WANT A RAISE
The success of A&E’s Duck Dynasty may have gone to the stars’ heads. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Robertson family, including brothers Phil, Si and Phil’s sons, are demanding a big pay raise, which is holding up a fourth season renewal for the show. Sources say the family is asking for more than $200,000 an episode, with additional raises for subsequent seasons. And it sounds as though they’re likely to get it considering the huge ratings season three has garnered. The premiere in February attracted 8.6 million viewers.