Hollywood Dirt: Massuer Drops Suit Against John Travolta + Tom Cruise Sings Def Leppard & More
FIRST MASSEUR DROPS SUIT AGAINST JOHN TRAVOLTA: One masseur down and one to go. The first masseur to sue JOHN TRAVOLTA for sexual battery has dropped his federal complaint.
"John Doe Number-One" was forced to file for a dismissal yesterday amid mounting evidence contradicting his allegations. The anonymous plaintiff had claimed Travolta groped him in the Beverly Hills Hotel on January 16, but the gossip site TMZ was able to prove that Travolta was in New York at the time Doe. The contradictions in Doe's story prompted his lawyer to ask him to find new representation.
Travolta's attorney, Marty Singer, tells TMZ, "My client is completely vindicated by Doe Number-One dropping his claims and dismissing his lawsuit. We fully expect that my client will similarly be vindicated with respect to Doe Number-Two, as well as with respect to any other person who makes merit-less claims against John Travolta."
But John Doe Number-Two's lawyer, Okorie Okorocha, tells the New York Daily News the second masseur, an African-American from Atlanta, has no plans to back down. "Believe me, he's not going anywhere. He was really traumatized by this. He went to the doctor for anxiety. This is somebody in the South, not Beverly Hills. When a brother is going to the doctor for anxiety, it has to be pretty bad."
'DANCING' SEMI FINALS UPDATE - ELIMINATION NIGHT: It came down to MARIA MENOUNOS and DONALD DRIVER on last night's Dancing With the Stars, and in the end Maria's near-perfect score on Monday night wasn't enough.
Driver now faces opera singer KATHERINE JENKINS and telenovela hottie WILLIAM LEVY in next week's fight for the coveted mirror ball trophy.
GWYNETH PALTROW AND RASHIDA JONES SHOW US THEIR TWEETS: RASHIDA JONES Tweeted a picture of GWYNETH PALTROW in cat make so Gwyneth returned the favor and Tweeted a photo of Rashida in cat makeup.
Neither offered any explanation for the cat face, but we’ve learned that Gwyneth's daughter Apple had a birthday yesterday, so maybe this was for her party.
LISTEN TO TOM CRUISE SING DEF LEPPARD, WATCH MARY J. BLIGE SING JOURNEY: When it was announced that TOM CRUISE was going to play the lead in the movie musical “Rock of Ages”, many wondered if Cruise could even carry a tune, much less belt out some classic '80s hair metal jams. Well, People magazine posted a sample of Tom singing the DEF LEPPARD classic "Pour Some Sugar On Me" on their website. Can he belt out the jams? We Report, You Decide …
And here's video of co-star MARY J. BLIGE singing JOURNEY'S "Any Way You Want It". We know she can sing, but does she do the classic song justice? We Report, You Decide …
BABY POOP: Real Housewives of Orange County star VICKI GUNVALSON is going to be a grandma! The 50-year-old’s 24-year-old daughter Briana is expecting a baby with husband Ryan. According to a source, she is about four months along. One of the recent episodes of the show revealed that Briana and Ryan, a U.S. soldier who fought in Afghanistan, had eloped in Las Vegas last October. A source says the pregnancy, like the elopement, was a surprise to Vicki.
WILL USHER LEAVE EX-WIFE HOMELESS???: Would USHER really leave his ex-wife, Tameka Foster, homeless by selling the house where she is living in Georgia. She seems to think so.
Foster -- locked in a complicated legal battle with Usher -- has a clause in the couple's divorce settlement which allows Usher to sell the property at any time as long as he gives her 60 days notice. And sources tell TMZ she fears he will do just that, leaving her with mounting legal bills and nowhere to live. Tameka has reportedly asked that she get a permanent home for her and their children, Usher, four, and Naviyd, three, but Usher has reportedly refused as he believes he has already paid her enough.
KANYE WILL APPEAR ON TWO OF KIM KARDASHIAN'S SHOWS: Get ready to see KANYE WEST on reality TV this season. E! Online has confirmed that Kanye will make several appearances on both Keeping Up With The Kardashians and Kourtney and Kim Take New York. Kim says that because the show is about her life and Kanye is now a big part of her life, he'll make occasional appearances on the show. Keeping Up With The Kardashians premieres this Sunday, May 20 on E!.
QUOTE/UNQUOTE: "I'm pretty damn hot, if you ask me." --KHLOE KARDASHIAN in an interview with E! News. In the interview airing today, Khloe talks about always being compared to her sisters and says that to this day, she still gets treated like the ugly duckling. "I'm called the fat sister...I'm called the ugliest Kardashian, [but] I'm proud of myself. I could break and go get all this plastic surgery and get my nose fixed and get lipo or do whatever, but I haven't chosen to do that because I know I'm a great person."