Whitney Houston almost got kicked off a Delta Airlines flight Wednesday because she refused to buckle her seatbelt. Whitney boarded a flight in Atlanta and when she settled into her seat, a crew member asked her to buckle up. Whitney reportedly went all diva on the flight crew and was told if she didn’t buckle up, she would have to be escorted off the plane. The singer eventually allowed one of the crew members to fasten the belt for her and the plane was then cleared for takeoff. Reps for the singer say that Whitney was sober, but just exhausted.
Forbes has released its annual list of the Top 10 highest paid actors on TV
1. Charlie Sheen, $40 Million
2. Ray Romano, $20 Million
3. Steve Carell, $15 Million
4. Mark Harmon, $13 Million
5. Jon Cryer, $11 Million
6. Laurence Fishburne, $11 Million
7. Patrick Dempsey, $10 Million
8. Simon Baker, $9 Million
9. Hugh Laurie, $9 Million
10. Christopher Meloni, $9 Million
Lindsay Lohan has violated the judge’s order in her probation case by not seeing a psychologist at least once a week … TMZ has learned … and that may be enough to send her to the slammer. Judge Stephanie Sautner made it clear to Lindsay during her sentence last May … she MUST see the shrink every week, but she has not. We’re told one of her excuses is that she’s been working out of the country, but Judge Sautner made it extremely clear … work is not an excuse for failing to comply with the terms of probation. And, Judge Sautner said, if Lindsay violates any court order, she’s going to jail … period. Short story … Lindsay could go to jail next week, when she appears before Judge Sautner for her progress report.
Now that “Kate Plus 8″ has been cancelled and there haven’t been any new TV offers, Kate Gosselin is returning to work as a labor-and-delivery nurse says a report in Life & Style magazine. According to the article, Kate is terrified about being able to make ends meet and support her family. Although Kate, 36, has said she’d prefer TV and film work to delivering babies, she knows she has eight kids to provide for.
On “The Wendy Williams Show” yesterday, Simon Cowell called his fellow “X Factor” judge, Nicole Scherzinger, “ditzy.” He said she’s like Jessica Rabbit, with the brain of Daffy Duck.
Christopher Chaney is the 35-year-old who got arrested for hacking into the emails of Scarlett Johannson, Christina Aguilera, and about 50 other celebrities. And he spoke out about it to a local TV station in Jacksonville, Florida. Here he is claiming he was “addicted” to spying on them. And he was, quote, “almost relieved” when he got caught.
A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday says that 67% of New Jersey voters think that the MTV show “Jersey Shore” is bad for the state. 71% of those surveyed said that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie did the right thing by by blocking a tax credit for the makers of “Jersey Shore.”
Mayor Bloomberg has asked the Occupy Wall Street protesters to temporarily leave Zuccotti Park so it can be cleaned. Jimmy Kimmel joked that it’s the equivalent of your mom asking you to lift up your feet while she vacuums in front of the sofa.
Conan O’Brien talked about Hulk Hogan saying he no longer supports President Obama, and joked that he still has the support of Iron Sheik and Triple H.
Joel “Taz” DiGregorio, The Charlie Daniels Band member who co-wrote “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” died Wednesday when his SUV veered off the road and slammed into a tree. Taz was on his way to meet the band’s tour bus in Tennessee — when he crashed on Interstate 40 west of Nashville. “Taz” a founding member of the band, spent the last 40 years playing keyboard and singing vocals in addition to writing songs. He was 67 years old
Limp Bizkits’ Fred Durst has signed his first ever TV deal with CBS and CBS TV Studios. He will be producing and staring in a half hour comedy project. The show, centers around a rock legend looking for balance between his high profile lifestyle and trying to raise a family.
Casey Anthony, the Florida mom who was acquitted of murdering her two-year-old daughter Caylee will be the subject of a “E! True Hollywood Story”. Anthony’s episode will air next Wednesday at 10pm. Among those interviewed for the one-hour special include journalists who followed the case, former boyfriends and high school friends, defense attorneys and even Zenaida Gonzalez, a woman with the same name as the “nanny” Anthony claimed kidnapped her child.
Dr. Nadar Kamangar, a pulmonary and critical care doctor who specializes in sleep medicine, took the stand in the Dr. Conrad Murray manslaughter case on Thursday. The doctor called Murrays use of Propofol “inconceivable,”
“unethical,” and “disturbing.” Kamangar said he found “multiple extreme deviations” in Murray’s standard of care as it relates to insomnia.
* Dr. Kamangar told the court insomnia is a common problem in the ICU he
said he uses Propofol on a daily basis.
* Kamangar said Propofol should be used with extreme caution because it can be
unpredictable, especially when used with other sedatives.
* He said Murray’s treatment of Michael Jackson amounted to “gross negligence.”
* According to Kamangar , Murray should have never given MJ any sedatives
because he was dehydrated which means his blood pressure was already low.
* He also said Murray’s failure to call 911 was an “unconscionable deviation of
care” adding, Murray wasted critical time calling MJ’s assistant instead of
* Kamangar told the court Murray broke one of the first rules of medicine –
putting your patient first — when he withheld information from ER docs.
* He also said Murray behaved unethically when he chose to ignore “clear signs”
of MJ’s drug addiction.
Hilary Swank is apologizing to about anyone who will listen in order to make her commitment to human rights clear. The Oscar winner had attended a ribbon cutting ceremony and wished happy birthday to Chechen President Ramzam Kadyrov. Swank says she accepted the invitation “because the construction project was described to her as a symbol of hope for the people of Chechnya, a region that had been devastated by war.” Critics argue that Swank’s presence and birthday wishes was disrespectful as the Chechen president is responsible for torturing and/or murdering a number of individuals. The Human Rights Commission claims it also sent Swank a letter ahead of the event explaining why attendance would be a massive mistake.