Hollywood Dirt: Carly Rae Jepsen Accused of Stealing ‘Call Me Maybe’ & More
CARLY RAE JEPSEN ACCUSED OF STEALING ‘CALL ME MAYBE': Did CARLY RAE JEPSEN rip off the biggest song of the summer? Ukrainian singer Aza seems to think so and will file a lawsuit today in Los Angeles claiming that her song “Hunky Santa” was swiped and reworked into “Call Me Maybe.” I personally don’t hear even the slightest hint that Aza’s song is the template for the monster hit of 2012, but judge for yourself. We Report, You Decide!
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COULD BE TRUE, COULD BE CRAP – RIHANNA IN RACE TO HAVE CHRIS BROWN’S BABY: I’m going out on a limb here and say this is probably not true, but when it comes to RIHANNA and CHRIS BROWN one never knows.
The “Star” tabloid claims that Rihanna and Brown’s recent ex, Karrueche Tran, are “racing” to get knocked up by Chris. They supposedly want to hang on to him for their own reasons, and both think having his baby is the way to do it; RiRi because she’s hopelessly in love, and Karrueche because she sees it as a way to have some cash coming in for the next 18 years.
LINDSAY LOHAN CLAIMS COPS OUT TO GET HER: It should come as a surprise to absolutely no one, but LINDSAY LOHAN is blaming other people for her problems.
TMZ reported Monday that authorities in L.A. are expected to charge Lindsay with lying to them about her June car accident on the Pacific Coast Highway. Lindsay insists she wasn’t driving her Porsche when it rammed into a truck, but witnesses say she was. Sources close to Lindsay tell TMZ that she’s telling them the cops are out to get her. She believes they have a vendetta against her, and Linds is said to be “terrified” at the possibility she may be sent to jail for violating probation.
SNAPSHOT – LADY GAGA’S COCONUTS: LADY GAGA’S in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for a show tonight, and greeted fans outside her hotel room balcony wearing just a coconut to cover her bobbly bits. (PHOTO), (PHOTO)
Meanwhile … Gaga hit up her website to announce she’s giving $1 million to the Hurricane Sandy relief effort. “If it wasn’t for NYC: the Lower East Side, Harlem, the Bronx and Brooklyn, I would not be the woman or artist that I am today,” she wrote. “Thank you for helping me build my spirit. I will now help you rebuild yours.”
IN DENIAL – JENNIFER LOPEZ: JENNIFER LOPEZ is denying a German tabloid claim that she got a hotel maid fired for requesting an autograph.
Pray Dodaj claims she tried to approach J.Lo last month while Lopez was staying at the hotel she used to work at and J.Lo complained to management. They in turn fired Dodaj. But Jennifer hit up Twitter to say that’s not the case. “C’mon, thought you knew me better than this,” she wrote. “Would never get anyone fired over an autograph.” TMZ adds that it wasn’t as innocent as Pray makes it sound. They say she “barged” into Jennifer’s room unannounced. Hotel management also claims the maid wasn’t fired. They say the maid company the hotel uses transferred her to a different property.
WHAT’S THAT IN BRITNEY’S EAR?: If you’ve been watching the “X Factor” live shows you may have noticed BRITNEY SPEARS wearing some sort of device in her ear. There’s talk that it’s an ear piece the producers use to feed her lines, but reps for Britney and the show say it’s just a noise reduction device that blocks out crowd noise.
An on-set insider who acts like he’s in the loop, but is just stating the obvious says, quote, “[She] seems to have sensitivity to loud sounds.” Okay, but then why is she only wearing it in one ear? Well, there’s a perfectly good explanation for that, too! Her rep says she lost the other one. And there you go. Mystery solved.
BEYONCE’S ONLINE MESSAGE ABOUT PRESIDENT OBAMA’S RE-ELECTION: Check out what BEYONCE posted on her Tumblr account after hearing the news President Obama had won Tuesday’s election. The post has since been deleted.
KIRSTIE ALLEY SAYS JOHN TRAVOLATA NOT GAY: There have been rumors about JOHN TRAVOLTA’S sexuality for a while now, but KIRSTIE ALLEY would like you to know they’re lies, all lies!
In an interview with BARBARA WALTERS that will air on “20/20″ tomorrow night, Kirstie says, quote, “I know John. With all my heart and soul, he’s not gay. In fact, she says she fell in love with him while making the 1989 movie “Look Who’s Talking,” but they never acted on it because Kirstie was still married to PARKER STEVENSON at the time.
SNAPSHOT – SCARLETT JOHANSSON’S NEW TATT: SCARLETT JOHANSSON got some new body art on her ribcage. Although the horseshoe with the words “Lucky You” looks like it was drawn by a child, it was actually done by some famous French tattoo and graffiti artist.
UPDATE – CEE LO HAD RELATIONSHIP WITH ACCUSER: The woman accusing CEE LO GREEN of sexual assault apparently has a history with him, according to TMZ. Sources say Cee Lo met her at the Super Bowl in February and they stayed in touch and dated on and off ever since.
According to the gossip site’s sources, on the day of the alleged assault (in July), Cee Lo had flown her out to L.A. and they went out to dinner. Afterwards they both took Ecstasy and stayed up all night. The woman claims Cee Lo slipped her the drug and she woke up naked in his bed. Insiders insist the woman made up her story because she was involved with someone in Texas who found out about her relationship with Cee Lo and she had to cover her tracks.
‘MODERN FAMILY’ STAR REMOVED FROM HER HOME: 14-year-old ARIEL WINTER, who plays Alex Dunphy on ABC’s “Modern Family,” has been removed from her home amid allegations that her mother has been physically and emotionally abusing her.
Ariel is now in the custody of her older sister Shanelle, who herself was removed from the home 20 years ago over similar allegations. In court papers filed last month, Shanelle claims that her mother Crystal Workman regularly subjected Ariel to physical abuse, including slapping, hitting and pushing, and emotional abuse, which included “vile name-calling, personal insults about [Ariel and her] weight, attempts to ‘sexualize’ [her], deprivation of food, etc.” In addition to custody, Shanelle also wants Ariel’s paychecks to go to an account that their mom can’t touch.
Meanwhile … Crystal is denying her older daughter’s claims. Ariel’s brother backs up his mom, and adds that their sister’s claims from 20 years ago were bogus, too. Ariel’s mom is barred from contacting her until a follow-up hearing on the 20th of this month.