PRISON BREAK STAR COMES OUT/BLASTS RUSSIA
Former Prison Beak star Wentworth Miller yesterday confirmed long held rumors that he is a gay man. The 41-year-old had been invited to attend the St. Petersburg International Film Festival in Russia, but turned down the invitation due to the country’s new anti-gay laws. "Thank you for your kind invitation. As someone who has enjoyed visiting Russia in the past and can also claim a degree of Russian ancestry, it would make me happy to say yes. However, as a gay man, I must decline,” read the statement from the actor. “I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government. The situation is in no way acceptable, and I cannot in good conscience participate in a celebratory occasion hosted by a country where people like myself are being systematically denied their basic right to live and love openly." In 2007 Miller denied rumors he was gay, telling InStyle, "I'm not gay, but that rumor can't be killed. I'd like to have a girlfriend and a family. But I haven't met the right one yet.”
ROWE READY TO SUE OVER PARIS PICS
Debbie Rowe is suing mad. Apparently someone at the boarding school where her daughter Paris Jackson is currently enrolled sold pictures of the 15-year-old to Radaronline Sources say Rowe plans to sue the person who not only sold the pic, but also posted it on Twitter, and sold information about Paris as well. Paris enrolled in the school about a month ago and had been attending in secret under a pseudonym.
During Lindsay Lohan’s interview with Oprah Winfrey she claimed to have done cocaine only 10-15 times, but a former club pal claims the Mean Girls star is being less than truthful. (Should we be surprised?) “For Lindsay to say she had only done coke 10-15 times is a lie,” the pal told RadarOnline.com. “I personally witnessed Lindsay snorting coke at least 20 times in less than a week when she was out of control partying in New York City several months ago.” The source adds, “everyone knows Lindsay has been addicted to coke for years and it’s sad that she chose to mislead the public yet again. She is absolutely an alcoholic/coke addict.”
POLICE INVESTIGATING THAT 70S SHOW STAR’S DEATH
TMZ reports that police in Los Angeles are treating the death of That 70s Show actress Lisa Robin Kelly as suspicious. The 43- year-old, who played Eric Forman’s sister Laurie, passed away last week at a rehab facility where she was being treated for alcohol addiction. The site claims the L.A. County Coroner and the L.A. County Sheriff’s departments are conducting separate investigations into her death. Authorities seem to be questioning why the rehab doctor who found Lisa waited nearly four hours to contact the County Coroner. Lisa’s rehab doctor also told the coroner she was on detox drugs, although that has been called into question. Whether that’s true won’t be known until toxicology reports come back in two weeks.
CLARKSON TO ELOPE
Kelly Clarkson has cancelled her wedding. But don’t worry, she’s still planning to get married. The American Idol champ tells People magazine that she and fiancé Brandon Blackstock have decided to elope. “We are so busy that we finally just came to terms the other night and were like, ‘So, we change our minds and we want to elope.’ We just got so overwhelmed by it – all the decisions,” she tells the mag. “We sent out a save-the-date to everyone and then it got crazy and all the details were leaking.” Kelly and Brandon decided to break the news to their friends with an engagement photo. “[We] said, ‘Thank you so much for understanding, but it’s just going to be me and Brandon and his two kids and the minister,’” reveals Clarkson.
DR. PHIL TWEET CAUSES STIR
Dr. Phil stirred up a bit of controversy on Tuesday when he asked his Twitter followers, “If a girl is drunk, is it OK to have sex with her? Reply yes or no to @drphil #teenaccused." Needless to say, the post led to outrage on Twitter. “@DrPhil By law, when alcohol is a factor, no one can consent. Don't know what's happening to you? It's rape period," wrote one follower, with another adding, "Telling that @DrPhil finds a "Should you rape? Yes/no?" question open to debate." Dr. Phil quickly deleted the post. A spokesperson for his show later explained, "This tweet was intended to evoke discussion leading into a very serious show topic. It was not intended to be taken lightly. It's based upon a recent news story, hence the #teenaccused label."
ONE DIRECTION’S ZAYN MALIK ENGAGED
Get the tissues ready for the One Direction fan in your house, because one of the band members is off the market. Heartthrob Zayn Malik has gotten engaged to girlfriend Perrie Edwards, of the girl group Little Mix. “It’s true. They got engaged on Sunday, and it was absolutely lovely,” Perrie’s mom told a UK radio station. “It’s wonderful, because Zayn is absolutely gorgeous, and Perrie loves him to pieces, and it’s just perfect. They just get on so well together.”
SCIENTOLOGY WANTED PITT & BONO
A former member of the Church of Scientology says that in the early 90s the church actively tried to recruit such big names as Brad Pitt and U2’s Bono. Jenna Miscavige Hill, the niece of church leader David Miscavige, tells Radaronline Pitt actually went through the Church’s Purification Rundown program to detox from drugs, but wouldn’t commit to the religion because he felt it wasn’t for him. Jenna says Bono was also considered a priority recruit by her uncle. “There’s a celebrity strategy and they’re targeted for their influence, not their money,” said Jenna. “If he were to join, all the world would be Scientology!”
COOPER’S STALKER ORDERED TO UNDERGO PSYCH EVALUATION
The man accused of stalking Anderson Cooper was in court earlier this week defending his actions against the CNN anchor. “I have a crush on Anderson,” Alex Hausner, a self-proclaimed gay, Jewish white supremacist, told cops when he was arrested last month. “He is not in any danger.” And Hausner believes the feeling was mutual, telling cops that in 2007 he passed Cooper on the street who told him, “you’re hot.” The judge didn’t buy the mutual crush defense, and ordered Hausner to undergo a psych evaluation. He is currently being held on $75,000 bail.
KYLIE’S SWEET 16 GOODIE BAG
Guests at Kylie Jenner’s Sweet 16 walked away with quite a haul on Saturday. According to TMZ, all of Kylie’s 150+ guests received a luxury goodie bag worth over $1,000 each. Among the items in the bag: 808 headphones, iPod speakers, Kardashian brand makeup and jewelry, and various gift cards.
VIDEOGRAPHER TO SUE KANYE
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office did not file charges against Kanye West for his LAX scuffle with paparazzi last month but that doesn’t mean he’s off the hook completely. Attorney Gloria Allred has been hired by videographer Daniel Ramos who is suing the rapper for assault, battery and interference with civil rights. In a press conference yesterday, Ramos claimed he spent two weeks on crutches following the attack and now has to walk with a cane. He is seeking unspecified damages. Video of the altercation showed West attempting to take the camera away from the photographer.
P. DIDDY TURNED DOWN IDOL
P. Diddy was almost a judge on American Idol but a past romance put a kibosh on the gig. Us Weekly reports Diddy was being considered for the third judge’s spot on the Fox show but passed because he didn’t want to be on the panel with his ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez, whom he dated from 1999 to 2001.
SHAHS’ GG ACUSES BOYFRIEND OF ABUSE
Shah’s of Sunset star GG (Golnesa Gharachedaghi) is firing back at her ex-boyfriend who earlier this week took out a restraining order against her. According to TMZ, back in May, GG filed a police report against then-boyfriend Sean Sette, claiming he slammed a door in her face after an argument, which left her with a bloody nose. No charges were ever brought against Sean due to lack of evidence. He admitted to TMZ he and GG were arguing that night, but insists he did nothing wrong.
ROSANNA ARQUETTE WEDS
Pulp Fiction star Rosanna Arquette is a married woman. Two years after getting engaged to investment banker Todd Morgan, the pair tied the knot Sunday in Malibu. This is the fourth marriage for Arquette. She was previously married to Tony Greco (from 1979 to 1980), to composer James Newton Howard (from 1986 to 1987), and to
restaurateur John Sidel (from 1993 to 1999).
MELISSA GORGA SELLS HOME
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga is currently without a house. The reality show star and husband Joe have sold their Montville Township, NJ mansion for nearly $4 million. The couple recently bought land in Franklin Lakes, near Joe’s work, and plans to build their “dream home.” Until the new place is built, the family plans to rent a home in Franklin Lakes.
JUDGE JUDY IS TV’S TOP EARNER
Judge Judy is the highest paid star on TV, according to TV Guide magazine. The TV judge makes $47 million a year to top the list, followed by The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, who makes between $25 mil and $30 mil. NCIS’s Mark Harmon is the highest paid actor in a drama series, while Two and a Half Men’s Ashton Kutcher leads for comedy. Other Top Earners include: Stewart for late night; Today’s Matt Lauer for news and America’s Got Talent’s Howard Stern for reality TV.
NEW SURVIVOR CAST ANNOUNCED
CBS yesterday announced the competitors for the new season of Survivor, which premieres with a 90-minute episode on Wednesday, September 18th. This season’s theme is Blood vs. Water, which will feature former players competing with - and eventually against - their loved ones. This season will once again bring back Redemption Island, but with a twist – loved ones will be forced to choose whether to “save” their partner on Redemption Island and switch places with them, or leave them in exile. Returning players include: fan favorite Rupert Boneham, who’ll be paired with his wife; Survivor: One World’s Monica Culpepper, who’ll be teamed with her former NFL hubby Brad and Survivor: Australia winner Tina Wesson, who’ll be teamed with her daughter. Click here for more information on this season’s cast.
DAVID CASSIDY BUSTED FOR DUI
Former Partridge Family star David Cassidy was arrested in upstate New York for drunk driving. Cassidy was pulled over outside Albany for driving with his high beams and officers smelled alcohol on his breath. Cassidy then failed a field sobriety test and blew a .1 on a breathalyzer. Cassidy, who now faces felony drunk driving charges because of a previous DUI in Florida, was released on $2,500 bail.
TRUE BLOOD STAR GETTING DIVORCED
True Blood’s Rutina Wesley has put a stake in her marriage. The actress has filed for divorce from her husband of eight years, actor Jacob Fishel. The 34-year-old, who plays Tara on the hit HBO show, cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split, and is asking that a judge deny Fishel any spousal support.
IT’S TWINS FOR COLD CASE’S KATHRYN MORRIS
Former Cold Case star Kathryn Morris and boyfriend Johnny Messner welcomed twin boys on Wednesday. "We are so grateful for these healthy, beautiful boys," the couple said in a statement. Names for the twins, who weighed in at 6 lbs 14 oz. and 6 lbs 10 oz., were not released.