Hollywood Dirt – Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Have Separated + Justin Timberlake’s Heartwarming Moment with Make A Wish Kid
CELEBRITY DO GOODERS – JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE: This is why JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE is one of the most beloved stars in the world. On his way to do a live radio interview in New York City Tuesday, he met a lady named Tina DiLascio, who told him her 13 year-old daughter Giana was his biggest fan.
In the course of the conversation, Justin found out Giana is a “Make-a-Wish” kid who recently underwent brain surgery to correct a blockage in her pituitary gland. Upon learning that, he asked Tina if he could please meet Giana, and TMZ says he “waited patiently” while Tina went outside to get her. JT then spent several minutes chatting with her. When Giana asked if she could take a picture, Justin was more than happy to accommodate her – on one condition: if she agreed to make the photo her screen saver. She did. (PHOTO) (PHOTO)
HAS KRIS JENNER ALREADY MET WITH A DIVORCE LAWYER ON KHLOE’S BEHALF?: Despite LAMAR ODOM’S alleged refusal to realize that crack is whack, KHLOE KARDASHIAN has not given up on her marriage, and in fact, was photographed leaving a medical building in Beverly Hills on Monday still wearing her wedding ring. (PHOTO)
Her mother KRIS JENNER, on the other hand, is not as optimistic. According to the New York Daily News Jenner held “an emergency two-hour meeting and had multiple phone conversations this week” with divorce attorney to the stars Laura Wasser.
Word is Kris has taken charge and is making preemptive moves because she thinks Khloe is “too emotional” and as the saying goes, can’t see the forest for the trees. The newspaper’s confidential sources say Khloe “is in love and does not want a divorce” and believes there can still be a happy ending, provided Odom gets clean. Scroll down to read more about Lamar’s struggles with the pipe.
MICHAEL DOUGLAS AND CATHERINE ZETA ‘TAKING A BREAK’ FROM EACH OTHER: CATHERINE ZETA-JONES and MICHAEL DOUGLAS have separated. Two sources close to the couple tell People magazine that after almost 13 years of marriage, they’re “taking a break.”
Neither, however, has made any legal moves One of the insiders says that Michael’s cancer battle and Catherine’s issues with bi-polar disorder have simply taken their toll on the couple.
COULD BE TRUE, BUT PROBABLY CRAP – FAITH HILL AND TIM MCGRAW GETTING DIVORCED: The sometimes-but-not-always-reliable National Enquirer has a cover story claiming TIM MCGRAW and FAITH HILL are thisclose to getting divorced. And just to make things more interesting, they added TAYLOR SWIFT into the mix.
The tab claims the 16-year marriage has, quote, “hit rock bottom amid furious clashes and suspected infidelities” and “Tim is threatening to walk for good.” And a big part of those alleged clashes is the “sexual chemistry” between Tim and Taylor. The self-described rumor busting website Gossip Cop asked Faith’s people about it and they, quote, “scoffed” at the idea. Then they reached out to Tim’s rep who said the claims are, quote “totally false and ridiculous.”
LAMAR ODOM ON DRUGS WHILE IN NBA/REJECTS INTERVENTION FROM TEAMMATES: Not only is LAMAR ODOM’S marriage in jeopardy, so is his basketball career. According to TMZ, the L.A. Clippers refused to re-sign the free agent amid allegations that he’s abusing drugs.
NBA sources say team execs “really wanted” to pick up Khloe Kardashian’s husband over the summer, but they couldn’t reach him. Nonetheless, the Clippers kept pursuing him because he performed well last season, but once news broke that he’s addicted to crack cocaine, they signed someone else.
In related news … More details have been revealed about the extent of his alleged drug use, which makes the situation seem even more dire for Lamar. According to TMZ, Odom was doing drugs while he was playing for the Dallas Mavericks and there is also evidence he was doing the same thing while playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. Sources said Lamar was smoking Oxycontin and cocaine at least part of the time he was playing for the Mavs.
Other sources, these connected to a Westin hotel in Memphis, told TMZ that in March of 2012, shortly before Lamar was cut from the Mavs, he stayed in one of the rooms and caused major damage. They allegedly found burn marks on the carpet, white powder on the desk and the room reeked of noxious smoke.
Meanwhile … Radar Online reports that Odom’s teammates from the Los Angeles Clippers and his former teammates from the Lakers tried to stage an intervention late Monday afternoon in a Los Angeles hotel room. The talks lasted three hours, during which Odom appeared to be under the influence of a substance. The not-always-reliable gossip site claims he ultimately bolted from the room and refused to return.
COVER SHOT: JESSICA SIMPSON is on the cover of the new Us Weekly with daughter Maxwell and her new baby boy, Ace Knute. It’s the first official photo of the two-year-old.
ALEC BALDWIN MIXES IT UP WITH THE PAPARAZZO: ALEC BALDWIN got into it with another paparazzo.Baldwin allegedly roughed up a photographer on the streets of New York yesterday. (PHOTO)
Sources close to Alec say the photog was the aggressor, but he tells TMZ he did nothing to provoke Alec, claiming, “All I can say is I was doing my job asking him normal questions, and he flipped. That’s all.” At the time Alec was with his wife Hilaria and was not cool with her being photographed just days after giving birth, so he grabbed one of them, put him in a hammerlock and pinned him against the hood of a car. (PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO)
People keep asking what I think about Miley Cyrus at the VMA’s… I think I prefer to focus on parenting my own 20 year old, not Billy Rays.
— Donnie Wahlberg (@DonnieWahlberg) August 27, 2013
MILEY’S DAD AND BFF SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS: Daddy BILLY RAY CYRUS finally addressed his daughter’s controversial performance. Here’s what he told Entertainment Tonight yesterday: “She’s still my little girl and I’m still her dad regardless how this circus we call show business plays out. I love her unconditionally and that will never change.” Back in 2011, Billy Ray expressed concern over the adult direction Miley was just starting to go in and it led to a family feud so that’s probably why he seems reluctant to get too critical this time.
Miley’s BFF, KELLY OSBOURNE, offered her pal some advice on this week’s episode of E!’s Fashion Police. “Look, Miley’s my friend and I love her, and I have her back no matter what, but as her friend I’m going to tell her — put your [bleeping] tongue in your mouth! I love you, but just put your tongue in your mouth.”
And what’s Miley been doing? What else — posting shots of her much-ballyhooed butt on Twitter …
BABY POOP: MICHAEL BUBLE and his wife have a new baby boy. Buble announced the birth with a photo of the new born on Instagram, with the caption, “Overjoyed and filled with gratitude at the arrival of our son Noah Buble.”
THEN AND NOW: Remember “The Woman in Red” hottie KELLY LEBROCK? Those of us of a certain age (fondly) recall the scene in the movie when LeBrock’s red dress whooshes over her head from a gust of wind as she walks over a grate.