PARIS DEALING WITH FAMILY TRAUMA
The public may have been shocked by Paris Jackson’s suicide attempt last week, but sources tell TMZ the 15-year-old had been troubled for nearly a year. Insiders tell the site that officials at Paris’ school, Buckley School in the San Fernando Valley, were well aware Paris was struggling with “major family trauma” as far back as September. Some sources think her problems began following her family’s “kidnapping” of matriarch Katherine Jackson last summer as part of a money grab. Officials say when Paris returned in the fall her grades started dropping and “she stopped caring.” They also believe part of the problem stemmed from a movie offer she received, that some family members tried to block. At that point, they say “Paris broke down.”
PARIS FELT ALONE
Meanwhile, People reports that Paris Jackson’s relationship with her grandmother Katherine Jackson could be part of her problem. Sources say the 15-year-old sought out a relationship with her mother Debbie Rowe because she sometimes feels Katherine isn’t there for her. "Paris loves her grandmother but feels that Katherine can't provide for her emotional needs," says the source. "She and Katherine are close, but it just isn't working for Paris.…There is something missing in Paris's life. The family hasn't really taken this serious." And Katherine’s lawsuit against AEG over Michael Jackson’s death isn’t helping. “Katherine is dealing with the trial – and Katherine is an old woman. Just getting to the trial and back is a big deal for Katherine,” said the insider. “She's not really capable of giving Paris all the support she needs.” Adds the source, “Paris is the girl who has everything, but the girl who has nothing. She's so alone."
INVESTIGATION OPENED INTO PARIS’ SUICIDE ATTEMPT
Meanwhile, a California judge has ordered an investigation into Paris Jackson’s attempted suicide. Judge Mitchell Beckloff, who made Katherine Jackson Paris’s legal guardian, has asked an investigator in probate court to “prepare a written report and include therein any recommendations relating to the minor child's health, education and welfare." Over the weekend, Paris was moved to UCLA Medical Center, the same hospital where her father Michael Jackson was taken before he died June 25th, 2009.
KRISTIN CAVALLARI & JAY CUTLER WED
Kristin Cavallari and Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler tied the knot this weekend in Nashville, TN. The couple, who have a 10-month-old son Camden, picked up their marriage license Friday and made it official right away, with Kristin tweeting a picture of their rings that afternoon along with the caption, "I'm officially Kristin Elizabeth Cutler!!!!!.” The pair then reaffirmed their union in front of 150 family and friends with a ceremony Saturday at the Woodmont Christian Church, followed by a reception at Houston Station in Nashville.
LYTHGOE CONFIRMS IDOL FIRING
Producer Nigel Lythgoe confirmed over the weekend that he has been fired from Fox’s American Idol. “Just had 10 days in the Bahamas, rain everyday. I get back to the States and get fired. Sad!" the 63-year-old tweeted. "It's not a personal thing they just feel IDOL needs new leadership after 12 Seasons." He then added a quote by
Taoist philosopher Lao Tzu, writing, "The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, people will say we have done it ourselves."
COWELL EGGED DURING BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT FINALE
Simon Cowell and his fellow Britain’s Got Talent judges got egged during the live finale of the reality series this weekend. During a performance by brothers Richard and Adam Johnson, a disgruntled musician named Natalie Holt ran between them and pelted the judges before security finally pushed her off the stage. Holt had previously appeared on the show with her string band, and eventually apologized for the incident, saying it as a “silly thing to do.” But she later told The Telegraph, “I basically took a stand against people miming on television and against Simon and his dreadful influence on the music industry."
AND THE TONY WINNERS ARE…
The Tony Awards were handed out last night, with Kinky Boots winning Best Musical and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike taking home Best Play. Other winners included: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Best Revival of a Play; Pippin, Best Revival of a Musical; Tracy Letts, Best Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role, Play, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Cicely Tyson, Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role, Play, The Trip to Bountiful; Billy Porter, Best Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role, Musical, Kinky Boots; Patina Miller, Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role, Musical, Pippin; Courtney B. Vance, Best Featured Actor, Play, Lucky Guy; Judith Light, Best Featured Actress, Play, The Assembled Parties; Gabriel Ebert, Best Featured Actor, Musical, Matilda; Andrea Martin, Best Featured Actress, Musical, Pippin and Cyndi Lauper, Best Original Score Written for the Theater, Kinky Boots.
ACTRESS ARRESTED FOR RICIN-LACED LETTERS SENT TO PRESIDENT
Shannon Richardson, an actress who had bit parts on The Walking Dead and The Vampire Diaries, was arrested Friday for sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the director of Bloomberg’s anti-gun group. Richardson actually had called the FBI on her husband, Army vet Nathanial Richardson, accusing him of sending the letters, but the FBI eventually determined that she was the one responsible. Richardson, a mother of five, was charged with mailing a threatening communication to the president, which carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.
NAOMI DETERMINED TO RUIN MODEL
Hell hath no fury like a supermodel scorned. Last week it was reported that The Face model Luo Zilin was dropped from her management company after it came out she was in a relationship with Naomi Campbell’s ex beau Vladimir Doronin. Naomi actually mentored Luo on The Face, where the Chinese model was the last woman standing on Naomi’s team. Well, Naomi is so furious about Luo’s relationship with the Russian billionaire that she’s taking it upon herself to get Luo fired by her Chinese modeling agency. “Naomi has been calling colleagues in the industry to try and stop Luo’s career,” a source tells the New York Post. “She is trying to take this woman out for no reason other than dating her ex-boyfriend.” Photos of Vlad and the Chinese model frolicking at his villa in Ibiza hit the press last week, and Vlad thinks Naomi may have been behind it. Said a source, “Only a few people know the location of that villa. It’s hard to find and he suspects she told the paparazzi.” But other sources insist Naomi is not concerning herself with Luo, and had nothing to do with her getting fired from her management company.
RUSSELL BRAND’S NEW GIRLFRIEND
Although his marriage to Katy Perry didn’t work out, Russell Brand tells Esquire he “loved” being married, calling his ex a “lovely person.” But Russell isn’t wallowing in heartbreak. In fact, he’s already moved on to a new woman. According to The Mail, the 38-year-old comedian is currently dating 23-year-old Alessandra Balazs, daughter of hotelier Andre Balazs, who is the boyfriend of talk show host Chelsea Handler. Sources say Russell and Alessandra, “have been quietly dating for months.” They were first spotted together back in April in Venice, California, and were together again at Heathrow Airport last month.
BALDWN CALLS EX THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN EVER
Alec Baldwin and his ex-Kim Basinger had a pretty bitter divorce, but the 30 Rock star still knows how to pay a compliment to his former wife. Seems as though the bad feelings may have subsided, because when asked about the mother of his 17-year-old daughter Ireland, Alec, who is expecting another child with wife Hilaria, told Access Hollywood, "[Ireland's] mother is obviously one of the most beautiful women that [has] ever lived — and even divorce doesn't muddy my view of that.”
THE REAL ERIN BROCKOVICH ARRESTED FOR DRIVING HER BOAT DRUNK
Erin Brockovich, who was portrayed by Julia Roberts in the Oscar-winning movie of her life, was busted Friday in Las Vegas for operating a boat under the influence. Brockovich was caught by a warden of the Nevada Department of Wildlife, who witnessed the 52-year-old struggling to dock her boat at Lake Mead. When the warden tried to help, he noticed she “exhibited several signs of an intoxicated boater” and arrested her. She was given a breathalyzer and blew a .08, which was almost twice the legal limit.
LINDSAY PRICE & CURTIS STONE WED
Actress Lindsay Price and Top Chef Masters host Curtis Stone tied the knot Saturday in Mallorca, Spain. The ceremony was held at the Hilton Sa Torre Mallorca Resort, where guests, included Price’s Beverly Hills 90210 co-star Tiffani Thiessen and her husband Brady Smith. Price, 36, and Stone, 37, got engaged in July 2012 after three years of dating. They welcomed a son, Hudson, in November 2012.
PITT TURNS UP AT WORLD WAR Z SCREENINGS
Brad Pitt sure is taking a hands-on approach to promoting his new flick World War Z. The actor made surprise appearances at four screenings in four different cities on Thursday. First he went to Atlanta, followed by Philadelphia and then to Chicago where he told the crowd, “I hope everyone has done their business and gotten their snacks because once this thing starts, it does not let up." And Brad didn’t let up either. He then traveled to Austin, Texas for his final screening of the day. World War Z opens in theaters June 21st.
LINDSAY PAYS HER LAWYER
Lindsay Lohan is no longer a deadbeat client. According to TMZ, Lindsay has finally paid off the $150,000 she owed to lawyer Shawn Holley. Lindsay fired Shawn back in January, but still had an outstanding bill. When Lindsay tried to hire her back last month, Shawn would only return if she was assured the bill would be paid off. The site reports Lindsay made good on her promise, and is already putting aside money for her future bills.
POEHLER & KROLL MAKE FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE
Amy Poehler made her first public appearance with new boyfriend Nick Kroll. The couple, who were first linked together in May, posed for pictures at the AFI’s 41st Life Achievement Award Gala in Hollywood Thursday.
PREGNANT ZOLCIAK CAUGHT SMOKING
Although Kim Zolciak hasn’t yet confirmed she’s pregnant, she’s already getting flack for it. Not because she’s knocked up again, but because she was photographed smoking while knocked up again. The 35-year-old, already mother to Brielle, 16, Ariana, 11, Kroy, 2, and Kash, 9 months, was photographed in Destin, Florida over Memorial Day weekend, showing off not only a possible baby bump, but also a cigarette hanging out of her mouth
JONAH HILL ISN’T FUNNY ANYMORE
Sounds like Jonah Hill has lost his sense of humor. The entire cast of the upcoming movie This Is The End, including Hill, Seth Rogen, James Franco and Danny McBride, were interviewed for Rolling Stone, and while some of the cast were willing to talk about things like farts and masturbation, Hill wasn’t one of them. In fact, Hill seemed to have a problem with most of the questions. When asked about working out, he snipped, “My workout routine is of little relevance.” When the subject of farts came up, something Rogen gladly talked about, Hill got angry. "I'm not answering that dumb question! I'm not that kind of person!,” he said. “Being in a funny movie doesn't make me have to answer dumb questions. It has nothing to do with who I am." Apparently who he is is someone who takes himself way too seriously. "I've done one of the biggest challenges you can do in Hollywood, which is transition from being a comedic actor to being a serious actor, and I'm really prideful of that,” he says. “I could have made a billion dollars doing every big comedy of the last 10 years and didn't, in order to form a whole other life for myself. Now I have fulfillment doing both."
CELEBRITY BABY NEWS
● Supernatural star Jensen Ackles and his wife Danneel Harris welcomed a baby daughter, Justice Jay Ackles, on May 30th. Harris tweeted Thursday the baby, who they’re calling JJ, was born “happy and healthy.” It is the first child for the couple, who married in May, 2010.
● Tamar Braxton and husband Vincent Herbert welcomed a baby boy on June 6th. “He’s here,” Tamar posted on Twitter, along with a picture of three blue teddy bears surrounded by sunflowers and balloons. So far a name for the boy has not been released. This is the first child for the couple, who married in 2008.
● Josh and Anna Duggar are parents again. The couple welcomed their third child, son Marcus Anthony, on June 2nd. The baby joins big sister Mackynzie, 3 ½ and brother Michael, 2. The arrival of the latest Duggar member will be featured on 19 Kids & Counting: GranDuggar Makes 3!, premiering Sunday, June 16th on TLC.
NICK AT NITE STAR CODY LONGO ARRESTED
Nick at Nite star Cody Longo, who stars in the show Hollywood Heights, was arrested in Hollywood last week for DUI. According to TMZ, cops noticed the 25-year-old driving erratically at around 2:30 am Thursday, following too close to cars and flashing his high beams at them. When cops pulled Longo over he smelled of booze, and they gave him a field sobriety test which he failed. He reportedly blew a .20 on the breathalyzer, which is more than twice the legal limit. Longo was taken to a nearby police station and booked. He was later released on $15,000 bail.