DENNIS FARINA DIES
Actor Dennis Farina, known for playing Detective Joe Fontana on Law & Order, passed away yesterday in Scottsdale, Arizona at the age of 69 after suffering a blood clot in his lung. Farina is survived by his three adult children from his marriage to Patricia Farina, from whom he got divorced in 1980, as well as Marianne Cahill, “the love of his life for 35 years” according to his rep. In addition to Law & Order, Farina starred in such films as Get Shorty and Snatch, as well as the HBO series Luck.
DINA LOHAN DRUNK DIALS LINDSAY AT REHAB
Dina Lohan has been banned from participating in the final stages of daughter Lindsay’s drug and alcohol treatment after she called her drunk a few weeks ago. Apparently Dina made the call shortly before the starlet’s birthday on July 2nd. But the staff member at Cliffside Malibu, where Lindsay is in treatment, who answered could tell Dina had been drinking and didn’t let her speak to her daughter. Dina is now prohibited from contacting Lindsay, who has just a few days left of her 90-day court-ordered program.
GAGA TOPS FORBES’ HIGHEST EARNERS LIST
Forbes released their annual list of the highest-paid stars under 30, and Lady Gaga is in the number-one spot. The eccentric pop star, 27, raked in an estimated $80 million in the last year. Justin Bieber, 19, came in second with $58 million, followed by Taylor Swift, 23 (last year’s winner) with $55 million. Rounding out the top 10 are Calvin Harris (Scottish DJ), Rihanna, Katy Perry, Jennifer Lawrence, Adele, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, who tied for ninth place.
FARRAH ABRAHAM MAKES BANK ON BACKDOOR
Forget MTV…In just two months, Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham has racked up more than $100,000 in royalties from her porno! Abraham inked a six-figure upfront deal with Vivid Entertainment for Backdoor Teen Mom, which she filmed with porn star James Deen. TMZ got a hold of her first royalty check, which was for a whopping $119,576.39. No word yet on what type of plastic surgery she’ll be getting to celebrate.
KEEPING UP RUMORED TO BE ENDING SOON
Could there be an end in sight to Keeping Up with the Kardashians? Maybe, according to a source. Rumor has it Kim K. and mom Kris are considering ending the show to explore other options. Said the source, “Both Kim and Kris want to make sure they end on a high note, leaving fans wanting more, rather than try and stretch the show on for another few seasons and watch it die a death.” Both Kardashian ladies apparently want to focus on their new jobs- Kris’ as a talk show host and Kim’s as a mother. But the family could be on the hook for at least a few more years- their $40 million contract requires them to keep doing the show until 2015.
GERALDO RIVERA TWEETS TOPLESS SELFIE
Breaking news! Fox news contributor Geraldo Rivera posted a racy snap to Twitter over the weekend. Rivera’s naked (but safe-for-work) selfie was captioned, “70 is the new 50 (Erica and family are going to be so pissed…but at my age…),” referring to wife Erica Levy. But his conscience seems to have gotten the best of him- shortly afterwards, Rivera deleted the tweet and accompanying photo, saying, “Note to self: no tweeting after 1am.” Fortunately- or unfortunately- you can still see the picture here.
KELLY OSBOURNE SHOWS OFF ENGAGEMENT SPARKLER
In a picture posted to Instagram over the weekend, Kelly Osbourne revealed her custom Tiffany engagement ring from fiancé Matthew Mosshart. Osbourne recently went public with the news that she and the vegan baker have actually been engaged for six months. She designed the rock, a simple round diamond on a plain band, “to look like an earring that my father wore when I was little.” The couple waited to break the news until the ring was completed.
CHORD OVERSTREET DEDICATES SONG TO CORY MONTEITH
Another one of Cory Monteith’s former cast mates has paid tribute to the late actor. At a show at The Roxy in LA over the weekend, Glee star Chord Overstreet dedicated a song to Monteith. Overstreet prefaced the acoustic ballad by saying, “This is for you, Cory.” See a video of the performance here.
LEAH REMINI’S SISTER BASHES KIRSTIE ALLEY OVER SCIENTOLOGY SPLIT
To hear Leah Remini’s sister Nicole tell it, Kirstie Alley is something of a Scientology bully. The actress is under attack in the wake of Remini’s public departure from the religion. Although Alley hasn’t specifically mentioned Remini, reports suggest she once hosted a gathering of church members to discuss “disconnecting” from the King of Queens star, and that in the past she made negative comments about her former friend. In a recent radio interview, Nicole Remini described the Cheers star’s backstabbing ways, and admitted she wrote “Shame on you” on Alley’s Facebook page. She’s not the only one who’s mad…Alley’s former fans have also taken to Facebook to bash the actress’ beliefs. One such comment reads, “I hope this Leah Remini backlash renders you the lame soul you are. You claimed to be her friend, but you weren’t.” It was rumored that Alley was furious that Remini had left the church, although she’s denied the allegations on Twitter.
MILEY HAS ADVICE FOR JUSTIN
Miley Cyrus has some advice for fellow pop star Justin Bieber. She discussed the difficulties of life as an international celebrity, saying, “When you’re a worldwide star, everyone sees everything.” Commenting on Bieber’s recent antics, including peeing in a restaurant mop bucket (an act of vandalism that went viral after being caught on camera), Cyrus said, “He’s still stupid…But everyone does dumb stuff when they are messed up, and he’s done dumb stuff.” She said she advised the star to “take a bit of time out.” Sounds like a good idea!
PAWN STARS’ RICK HARRISON WEDS
Pawn star Rick Harrison tied the knot with DeAnna Burditt in California over the weekend. Among the more than 100 guests were fellow Pawn Stars personalities Richard “Old Man” Harrison and Austin “Chumlee” Russell. After the ceremony, which was officiated by Danny Koker of Counting Cars, guests partied to the sounds of LA metal band Steel Panther. How romantic!
JARED PADALECKI AND WIFE EXPECTING AGAIN
Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki and his actress wife, Genevieve Cortese Padalecki, have another baby on the way! The pair revealed the news at Comic-Con over the weekend. They are already parents to 16-month-old Thomas Colton.