MAG DEVOTES ENTIRE ISSUE TO KARDASHIAN DIARIES
In Touch Weekly is releasing a special collector’s edition of the magazine, featuring juicy gossip from the diaries left by the late Robert Kardashian. Robert’s third wife, Ellen Kardashian sold his diaries to the mag for $40,000, although insiders tell the New York Daily News she probably could have gotten $500,000 if she sold them directly to a publisher. The special edition, titled “Greed, Lies & Betrayal: The Complete Kardashian Diaries,” paints Kris Jenner as an uncaring mom, who was obsessed with money and fame. In one entry, Robert says she complained when he used air miles to fly her to Europe, writing, “She was incensed over our hotel accommodations and said she would never ... again ride in coach.” Ellen and the Kardashian family have been at odds ever since she sold the info to In Touch. In fact, Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Rob and Kris Jenner are suing Ellen, claiming the diaries are their property.
SHARON ONLY WANTS A CLEAN OZZY
Ozzy Osbourne has insisted he and wife Sharon are not divorcing, but apparently he has a long way to go to win her back. On Monday, Ozzy admitted to falling off the wagon for the past year and a half, but insists he is now sober. An insider tells TMZ Sharon told Ozzy she won’t take him back until he kicks drugs and alcohol for good. But Ozzy is reportedly confident he can prove to his wife of 31-years that he’s going to stay clean. “Sharon and Ozzy have been through hell and back together,” said the source. “They’re not breaking up.” Meanwhile, sources say Ozzy’s drug and alcohol bingeing began after hearing the news that his Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi had been diagnosed with lymphoma. While Ozzy remained upbeat in public about Tony’s ability to beat the disease, insiders say behind the scenes he was cracking, and the thought of losing Tony caused him to fall off the wagon.
FRIENDS RUMOR DENIED
A rumor was circulating on Star Media earlier this week that NBC was planning to bring back Friends for an eleventh season in 2014, but the show’s creator Marta Kauffman says the story is just not true. "I'm going to clear this up right now -- no, it's not happening!" she said, adding that the sitcom will never be turned into a movie either. "Friends was about that time in your life when your friends are your family and once you have a family, there's no need anymore," she explained. "I'd rather people go, 'Oh, please! Please!' than 'I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.'"
OBAMA DENIES KNOWING ABOUT JAY-Z AND BEYONCE’S CUBA TRIP
President Obama has put an end to speculation that he did anything to help Jay-Z and Beyonce with their recent visit to Cuba. When asked by Today if he had any advance notice of the couple’s vacation, he explained, “I wasn't familiar that they were taking the trip. My understanding is I think they went through a group that organizes these educational trips down to Cuba." He added, “this was not something the White House was involved with. We have better things to do.”
LIAM CAUGHT TEXTING JANUARY
Sounds like the Miley Cyrus/Liam Hemsworth wedding is off once again. According to the National Enquirer, Miley called things off after finding out that Liam had been texting with January Jones, who previously caused problems between the lovebirds. The Mad Men star and Liam were caught “making out” at a party over Oscar weekend, which caused Miley to flip out, and Liam to flee to Australia for three weeks while she cooled down. Said a source, “As if the embarrassment over Liam’s fling with January wasn’t bad enough, to find out that he’s still in touch with her is pretty much the nail in the coffin as far as their relationship is concerned.”
BUCKWILD STAR’S SEX TAPE OFFER
Buckwild’s Shae Bradley tells TMZ she’s sure her sex tape partner Jesse J. is the one trying to sell their video to the highest bidder. “The materials are being used against me and it should be illegal,” she tells the site. “I’m ashamed of my mistake and deeply regret it.” TMZ says that so far, a site called YouPorn.com is willing to shell out $50,000 for the tape, and will reportedly throw in a year’s supply of cigarettes to sweeten the deal, but Shae says there’s “no way,” she’ll agree to its release.
TEEN SUES RACHAEL RAY SHOW
The Rachael Ray Show is being sued by a young woman who volunteered to be part of a segment on overweight teens, but wound up injured and humiliated. Christina Pagliarolo, who weighed 260 pounds, claims in her lawsuit that during the segment the show’s trainer yelled and screamed at her, while making her run and hike in the mountains. In addition, the trainer put her on a StairMaster and kept increasing the speed until she fell off, and then yelled at her for failing. She said she suffered serious injuries to her legs, and is suing for negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress. A rep for the show tells TMZ they haven’t received the lawsuit yet, but adds, “if it does materialize we will defend ourselves against it vigorously and fully expect to prevail.”
KELSEY DIDN’T HIDE CHEATING
It’s no secret Kelsey Grammer cheated on wife Camille Grammer with Kayte Walsh (who eventually became his wife), but apparently he wasn’t even trying to hide it. Broadway star Harvey Fierstein starred with Grammer in the musical La Cage Aux Folles and admitted on Watch What Happens Live that he often saw a woman who wasn’t Camille hanging with the Frasier star backstage. When a caller asked Harvey about Camille, he had nothing but nice things to say. “(She) was always lovely to me… A lovely lady who was always lovely to me, who I wish every happiness in the world,” he said. But when host Andy Cohen pressed him and asked Harvey if he knew “something was splintering in that relationship at the time,” Harvey admitted, “there was a woman in the dressing room…” Cohen interjected, “it wasn’t Camille Grammer?” and Harvey mumbled under his breath, “it wasn’t Camille.”
MALIN AKERMAN WELCOMES SON
Rock of Ages star Malin Akerman is a new mom. The actress and hubby Roberto Zincone welcomed son Sebastian on Tuesday. “My husband and I welcomed our beautiful, healthy baby boy to this world this morning! Biggest joy of my life!!! #lovemykid”, wrote Malin on Twitter. “PS and his name is … Sebastian Zincone :) )) Love him more than life itself!! #whatafeeling !!!”
CHARGES FILED AGAINST GRAMMY CRASHER
Grammy crasher Vitalii Sediuk may wind up behind bars. The 24-year-old Ukrainian journalist, who walked on stage before Adele accepted her award, has officially been charged with entering a performance area and interfering with performers, both of which are misdemeanors in California. If convicted Vitalii could face six months in jail and a $1,000 fine for each violation.
STAR WARS ACTOR DIES
Actor Richard LeParmentier, who played Admiral Motti in 1977’s Star Wars, died Tuesday morning while visiting family in Austin, Texas. He was 66. His publicist said his passing was unexpected, but would not elaborate on cause of death. Motti is best known for the Star Wars scene where he is viciously attacked by Darth Vader for not believing in The Force.
FASHION POLICE WRITERS GO ON STRIKE
The writing staff of E!’s Fashion Police has gone on strike. Earlier this month, 12 writers filed complaints with the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, claiming they were owed $1.5 million in unpaid regular and overtime hours. Now the Writers Guild of America has gotten involved and announced that the staff has gone on strike in an attempt to “gain Writers Guild coverage and to protest the company’s unfair labor practices.” The letter adds that Fashion Police writers “lack health and pension benefits, residuals, and industry-standard compensation,” adding, “When the writers began to organize earlier this year they were met with threats and delaying tactics.”