Oscar-nominated actor, Gérard Depardieu, had to go to the bathroom just as the Air France flight from Paris to Dublin was about to take off on Tuesday. Flight attendants asked him to wait just 15 minutes until the plane was in the air. Instead, Depardieu, 62, urinated right on the floor. The plane was forced to return to the terminal where the actor and his travel partners were kicked off the plane. No arrests were made.
Jimmy Kimmel joked that Gerard Depardieu committed what the FAA calls a “Depar-DON’T.”
The family of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Russell Armstrong is considering taking legal action against the network that airs the reality show. “Bravo is at fault and somebody needs to pay,” Russell’s step brother Wade Jackson told RadarOnline.com. The family also blames Russell’s estranged wife Taylor Armstrong for getting him involved in the show saying Russell didn’t want to be a public person on the show but Taylor pushed him into it.
The Michael Jackson estate is taking Lloyd’s of London to court after they have failed to pay out on the $17.5 million “This Is it” insurance policy. Lloyd’s of London originally issued the policy to cover potential losses for MJ’s 2009 “This Is It” concerts. Earlier this year, the company asked an L.A. court to declare the policy null and void claiming MJ lied about his medical history and drug addiction. The estate isn’t just settling for the original $17.5 million — they also want punitive damages as well.
Katy Perry now has five number one songs from the same album: “E.T. (featuring Kanye West)” “Firework,” “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” and “Last Friday Night,” which is the latest to hit number one. The only other artist to accomplish the feat was Michael Jackson.
Abercrombie and Fitch don’t want the “Jersey Shore” cast to wear Abercrombie clothing anymore, and they’re willing to PAY them if they stop. The clothing line says they offered them a “substantial” amount of money.
If Abercrombie & Fitch doesn’t want “The Situation” to wear their clothes, Hustler does, offering the “Jersey Shore” star cash to wear its clothing line. A&F fired off a press release Tuesday offering Sitch and other “Jersey” cast members money NOT to wear its clothes … claiming, Sitch goes against the “aspirational nature of its brand.” The whole thing is interesting since last season, A&F was selling “The Fitchuation” T-shirts. So it sounds like the line’s whole remark was nothing more than a publicity stunt.
E! Online is reporting that George Clooney’s ex-girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis has signed on to the upcoming 13th season of “Dancing with the Stars”. George and Elisabetta called it quits last June on their two-year romance. The official cast will be named on August 29th during an episode of “Bachelor Pad” Season 13 of DWTS will begin September 19th with a two-hour premiere.
John Mellencamp’s divorce from fashion model Elaine Irwin has been finalized. The former couple has been granted joint custody of their sons Speck, 17, and Hud, 16, with Irwin given primary physical custody. Mellencamp, 59, also was ordered to pay child support. The couple’s property and assets will be divided in keeping with a prenuptial agreement signed before their 1992 wedding. Mellencamp began dating actress Meg Ryan late last year.
Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds were seen together hiking with Sandra’s son, Louis Bardo. The three were taking a nature walk through Grand Teton National Park last weekend. Ryan even carried Louis in a backpack. The trio is vacationing in Jackson Hole with a few other friends… so is there something to the rumor about the two being in a relationship?
Jerry Bruckheimer has sold a pilot to ABC for a so far untitled drama that will feature the lives of Navy SEALS and their families.
Michael Kors and his longtime partner, Lance LePere tied the knot on Tuesday in Southampton, New York. The couple wed in a private ceremony on Dune Beach officiated by Southampton Mayor Mark Epley. “To marry someone as wonderful and special to me as Lance barefoot on a glorious beach is more than I could have dreamed of,” Kors said. The pair met in 1990, when LePere began working as an intern for Kors’s company.
The TV Academy Foundation is auctioning off a number of items to benefit the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation, which is devoted to educating and guiding the next generation of TV professionals.
Some of the items up for bid are:
Ringside seats along the Emmys’ red carpet…Guaranteed price for two bleacher seats is $300, but you can join the bidding over two exclusive front-row seats(starter price $250).
Tickets to the HBO party after the Emmys ceremony on September 18th.
Backstage tour of “Hot in Cleveland” - bidding starts at $500.
Private meal for four cooked by “Hell’s Kitchen” Season 8 winner Nona Sivley — $500.
Set visit to “Entertainment Tonight” — $250.
The auction continues until August 26th.