Celebrity Scoops…updated 6.29.12
So much for that couch jumping seven years ago…Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are calling it quits, according to his lawyer Bert Fields. “Tom is very sad about it and is concentrating on the kids,” Fields stated. Jonathan Wolfe, Holmes’ attorney said, “Katie’s primary concern remains, as it has always been, her daughter’s best interest.
It was a teary goodbye yesterday as Ann Curry announced what everyone already knew in that she was out at the “Today Show.” “I’m sorry I couldn’t carry the ball over the finish line but, man, I did try,” Curry told the audience. Meanwhile, NBC may have already selected her replacement. Savannah Guthrie is set to co-anchor with Matt Lauer this morning and TMZ reports they may announce her as the permanent replacement today.
Congratulations go out to Dixie Chick Emily Robison. She announced she’s pregnant with her fourth child. It will be her first with boyfriend Martin Strayer. The 39-year-old has three kids with ex-husband Charlie Robison.
One of the original Mouseketeers has died. Don Grady passed away Wednesday. He was also known for his role on the classic TV series “My Three Sons.” Grady was 68.
Johnny Depp appears to be well on his way to getting over his split with longtime-girlfriend Vanessa Paradis. He’s now dating his “Rum Diary” co-star Amber Heard, according to US Weekly. The duo met on the set on the movie in 2009 but did not get romantic until the press tour last year when Johnny and Vanessa were already estranged. Johnny, she’s half your age!!! How cliché!!!
There will be no charges against the LAPD officers who leaked photos of a beaten Rihanna to TMZ. A three-year investigation into the leak found prosecutors did not have enough evidence to charge anyone in the leak. Chris Brown was convicted of attacking his then-girlfriend in 2009. Two officers are still facing disciplinary action and may be fired for allegedly leaking the pics of a beaten and swollen Rihanna. Hope so. Seems likes a pretty big invasion of her privacy!!!
In news that will shock no one, Snoop Dogg was busted for possession of marijuana. It happened as he tried to enter Norway this week. A dog apparently found the drugs on Snoop as he tried to enter the country for a performance yesterday. Snoop, who also was charged with carrying too much cash without declaring it, paid a fine and the case was resolved on the spot. Love it! The dog busted the Dogg – awesome!
Louis C.K. has won big in his gamble to avoid ticket sellers for his next tour. He said that he has already sold $4.5 million in tickets to his next tour through his website. The tickets all are selling for $45 without any extra fees tacked on. The 39-city tour kicks off in October.
Plenty of new movies will hit the big screen this weekend. One is “Ted,” the first movie from “Family Guy” creator Seth McFarlane that also stars Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis. If you’re looking for man candy, try “Magic Mike” with Channing Tatum (yum!!) and Matthew McConaughey playing male strippers. Another choice is the latest Tyler Perry flick, “Madea’s Witness Protection.”
Please welcome Melissa Unger, Celebrity Everything’s new movie reviewer and red carpet reporter. Here’s what she says about “Ted”:
In Seth MacFarlane’s feature film debut movie, “Ted,” he writes, directs and voices the lovable, foul-mouthed, stuffed teddy bear, Ted. If you’re a fan of his “Family Guy,” you’ll love the freedom that only an R-rated film can give MacFarlane to lower the bar of juvenile comedy. For the rest of us the film just might seem remarkably offensive and an exercise in verbal filth, but then you would be missing out on MacFarlane’s brilliance and his commentary on our cultural inability to let go of the nostalgia of our childhood entertainment.
Ted tells the story of John, played by Mark Wahlberg, and the adult bromance he shares with his teddy bear. As a lonely youth, John wishes his Christmas present would come to life, which he does, but now John is 35 and trying to be a grown-up. He struggles to balance the adult world he shares with his girlfriend, Lori, played by Mila Kunis, and Ted, who has a taste for weed, inappropriate jokes, and hookers. The movie is a summer gem of the R-rated comedy variety, not only for its ‘oh-no-he-didn’t jokes, but because the movie packages its funny around two central relationships. The interactions between John and Lori and between John and Ted give the movie a surprisingly sentimental feel. The movie strikes gold with Ted, who can’t seem to ever grow up; he loves bad ’80s movies, and believes adulthood can be missed if you just don’t show up for it. Oh by the way, if you are a Flash Gordon fan, you’ll get a kick out of the many references to 80’s film.
Have a splendid weekend!