HE LATEST ON KHLOE & LAMAR
News of Lamar Odom’s crack cocaine addiction didn’t just surprise the public. According to TMZ, Khloe Kardashian had kept Lamar’s addiction secret from her family for most of their marriage. Sources say Khloe didn’t want to worry her fam with Lamar’s issues, and only told them about his addiction “very recently.” Apparently mom Kris Jenner has known about it the longest and Khloe only told the rest of the clan when rumors began to surface about Lamar’s infidelity. Khloe allegedly kicked Lamar out of the house last week after a failed intervention, and now sources tell Radaronline the NBA star is threatening to file divorce papers if Khloe doesn’t let him move back home. TMZ claims after not hearing from Lamar for several days, Khloe found him yesterday and secretly met with him to try and convince him to get help. TMZ says the pair has separated, although neither side is moving towards divorce just yet. But, sources say Khloe has made it clear that if Lamar doesn’t get help, she wants nothing to do with him.
MILEY’S VMA PERFORMANCE CAUSES A STIR
Everybody’s still talking about Miley Cyrus’ raunchy performance at the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night and not in a good way. Sources tell Us Weekly, those in Miley’s camp are not particularly happy. "Miley's team is freaking about that performance,” said one source. "They saw the rehearsals, but those were really played down compared to the live performance." But another claims Miley’s raunchiness was expected. "It's the VMAs, of course she's going to do a standout performance!" said another insider. "No one (from her team) was shocked by this." Another person said to be upset by Miley is Robin Thicke, who feels he was upstaged by the 20-year-old. “Robin thought it would be fun to include Miley, but he didn't realize how much she would overshadow him. This was his big night and big performance," said a source close to Thicke. "I don't think he would have done it knowing what it ended up like." But one person who wasn’t mad at Miley was Thicke’s wife Paula Patton. While some sites claim she went ballistic after the performance, sources tell TMZ Paula wasn’t surprised by what went on because Miley and her husband had “tons of rehearsals” before the show and she knew what was coming.
PARENTS GROUP BLASTS MTV VMAS
Also unhappy about Miley and the rest of the VMA performances was the Parents Television Council, which blasted MTV for the raunchy telecast. "MTV has once again succeeded in marketing sexually charged messages to young children using former child stars and condom commercials -- while falsely rating this program as appropriate for kids as young as 14. This is unacceptable,” PTC director of public policy Dan Isett said in a statement. "MTV continues to sexually exploit young women by promoting acts that incorporate 'twerking' in a nude-colored bikini. How is this image of former child star Miley Cyrus appropriate for 14-year-olds?"
MADONNA TOPS FORBES’ HIGHEST PAID CELEB LIST
They don’t call Madonna the material girl for nothing. Forbes has named the superstar the Highest Paid Celebrity of 2013 with earnings of $125 million between June 2012 and June 2013. Coming in at number two is director Steven Spielberg with $100 mil, followed by X Factor judge Simon Cowell, Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James and America’s Got Talent judge Howard Stern, who each earned $95 mil.
FORBES’ HIGHEST PAID CELEBRITIES
2. Steven Spielberg
3. Simon Cowell (tie)
3. E.L. James (tie)
3. Howard Stern (tie)
6. James Patterson ($91 mil)
7. Glenn Beck ($90 mil)
8. Michael Bay ($82 mil)
9. Jerry Bruckheimer ($80 mil) (tie)
9. Lady Gaga ($80 mil) (tie)CAINE WORRIED CONNERY HAS ALZHEIMER’S
The Dark Knight Rises star Michael Caine has told a German magazine that he fears former James Bond star Sean Connery may be suffering from Alzheimer’s. Caine told Bild magazine that Connery, who turned 83 on Sunday, “is no longer in control of his senses,” adding, “one must have serious concerns for him.” According to the magazine, only a few close friends have had any access to Connery, and his memory loss is “noticeable.”
KATE GOSSELIN SUES EX-HUSBAND
The Gosselins are back in the news. Kate Gosselin filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday accusing her ex-husband Jon of stealing her hard drive and hacking into her computer. Kate alleges it was Jon who illegally obtained information for the book “Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World,” which was written by Jon’s friend Robert Hoffman. After the book’s initial publication, Hoffman claimed he got the data from Kate’s computer by digging through her trash that he found on the street. The book was eventually pulled from Amazon.
WOMAN SAYS SHE AUDITIONED TO BE TOM CRUISE’S WIFE
A Norwegian woman claims she was once in the running to be Tom Cruise’s third wife, although she didn’t know it at the time. 27-year-old Anette Johansen, a former Scientologist, tells Australia’s Women’s Day that in early 2005 she was contacted by the church to film a training video, which she now believes was an audition tape for Tom. “I was the only person asked to audition,” Anette told the magazine. “They asked me so many questions about my life, my family background, everything I’d ever done in Scientology. There was a lot of talk about Tom Cruise at the time.” Anette said that it wasn’t until she read the New York Times article by former Scientologist Paul Haggis that she understood what the tape was actually for. The article detailed the church’s search for someone to replace Nicole Kidman and Anette realized that’s why she was videotaped. “It was exactly the same,” she said. “Every little detail was the same – there was no doubt that I was auditioned to be Tom’s wife.” In the end, Anette wasn’t chosen and Tom went on to marry Katie Holmes. That marriage ended in divorce in 2012.
FRIENDS ROAST JAMES FRANCO
The Comedy Central Roast of James Franco was taped Sunday, and some of the actor’s comedy friends came out to get their best digs in. “He once told me he worked for 36 hours straight, which I didn’t believe. The straight part, of course,” joked Franco’s Pineapple Express co-star Seth Rogen, who then added, “Look at me doing all the talking while you sit there doing nothing. I feel like I’m hosting the Oscars with you.” And Franco even got in a few good digs at his own expense. He joked, “I agreed to do this roast because I wanted to do something I’ve never done before — something that has zero artistic value, something nobody will remember three months from now, something that’s offensive, homophobic and stars horrifically untalented people and something that’s only a big deal to a handful of teenage stoners on Twitter. You might say, ‘James, didn’t you just describe Your Highness? I wouldn’t know I didn’t see Your Highness.” The Comedy Central Roast of James Franco airs September 2nd.
BROWN CHANGES HIS TUNE ABOUT COMMUNITY SERVICE
Just days after Chris Brown accused the Los Angeles DA of racism for questioning the validity of his community service in the Rihanna beating case, the R&B star seems to have had a change of heart. Brown took to Twitter Sunday to let everyone know he plans to set a better example for his fans. “I’m truly happy to have my fans and life. Even wit the bs. Can’t make a leader.. They have to be chosen by the people. #iju love…” he tweeted. “The community service isn’t a problem anymore. Ill do what ever duty I need too to [sic] fulfill my requirements as a man and a leader.”
TRUMP SLAMS UNIVERSITY LAWSUIT
Donald Trump was sued over the weekend by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman who claimed The Apprentice star defrauded the public through his Trump University. The $40 million civil suit alleges thousands of people paid for expensive seminars that were based on false promises. Well, Trump fired back at Schneiderman during an appearance on Good Morning America, calling the AG a “political hack from beginning to end.” Said Trump, "We have a school that's a terrific school. It did a fantastic job and I've never even heard of this, it had a 98 percent approval rating from students." Schneiderman insists students who enrolled in the bogus university “were fleeced. They were taken. They were convinced by very persuasive motivational speakers and videos of Trump that they were going learn how to make money in real estate. They didn't get anything." Trump says this is just Schneiderman’s way of getting back at him for not contributing more to the politician’s campaign. Said Donald, “He was very upset with the fact that we didn't help him. He thought we should have helped him much more."
NCIS: LOS ANGELES STAR & WIFE WELCOME SON
NCIS: Los Angeles star Eric Christian Olsen is a dad. The actor and his wife Sarah Wright welcomed son Wyatt Oliver on Friday, August 16th. This is the first child for the couple, who married in June 2012.