Celebrity Scoops…updated 8.1.12
No. 19, baby! Michael Phelps scored his 19th Olympic medal yesterday, marking the most medals won by any Olympian in history! He and his team, Ryan Lochte, Ricky Berens and Conor Dwyer, earned a gold medal for the U.S. He bested France in the final stretch by about a full body length. He also holds the record for the most gold medals with 15 (he also has two silver and two bronze) and the most gold medals for individual events with nine.
Show me the get-out-of-jail pass! Cops have issued an arrest warrant for Cuba Gooding Jr., after he was accused of shoving a female bartender around 2 a.m. yesterday morning, A witness told TMZ the “Jerry Maguire” was upset with patrons who were snapping photos of him. He cursed them out, prompting the bartender to ask him to leave. Instead of making peace, he shoved her against a wall. A coworker phoned 911 and when he learned cops were headed his way, Gooding pushed he again and left. Cops are now under orders to arrest the actor, who is filming “The Butler” in New Orleans, on sight. C’mon! You’re a celebrity, Cuba – reign it in!!!
Congrats to Rihanna and Drake, who led the MTV Video Music Award nominations with five each yesterday. Katy Perry, who was last year’s big winner, was close behind with four. RiRi’s “We Found Love” and duet with Drake “Take Care” are both up for Video of the Year, along with Perry’s “Wide Awake,” Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” and M.I.A.’s “Bad Girls.” The ceremony will be broadcast live on Sept 6.
Robert Pattinson may not be quite ready for press after news hit the fan about Kristen Stewart’s cheating scandal with director Rupert Sanders. He canceled an upcoming press event to promote “Cosmopolis,” reports “Entertainment Tonight.” However, GossipCop.com reports that his rep said “no engagements have been canceled.” ‘Wouldn’t blame him for bailing on a red carpet!
Heads were turning at Disney World yesterday, but not because of Mickey or Minnie Mouse. Tom Cruise treated daughter Suri, 6, to a trip to the Magic Kingdom and she was all dolled up in an Ariel costume. “Suri looked like she was in heaven,” an onlooker told People. “It was really cute.”
Have a terrific Wednesday!