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More than just celebrity gossip

David Arquette Engaged!

Is David Arquette engaged to his girlfriend? Yes, yes.

Not to be outdone by Courteney Cox, actor David Arquette asked his girlfriend Christina McLarty to be his wife. The whole thing went down in Malibu on July 2nd and his reps have confirmed the big news.

Of course, his happy news came a few days after his ex-wife Courteney Cox announced her engagement to Johnny McDaid, Snow Patrol musician, on June 26. Because life is a race, y’all. When you are divorced or you break up, it’s all about proving that you are just as adjusted and happy as the other person.

Yes, I fully realize that it could just be coincidence. And the fact that if you squint his new fiance actually looks like Cox is also just a coincidence. Or it just means he has a type. (but don’t we all?) Seriously though, I’m not sure why this is presented as a competition. If it were really a competition, would’t CC have had a baby first? Or immediately after?

Okay, details!

Arquette, star from Scream, popped the question during a family event according to a source. They were enjoying a dinner with two month old son Charlie West and Arquette’s 10-year-old daughter Coco at Mastro’s steakhouse.

According to an insider, Arquette had “planned it for a while” and also “known he wanted to marry Christina for a long time.”

Another source states, “David was just waiting for the right time. He and Courteney both talked about taking the next step in their relationships… They both want what is best for each other.”

Glee’s Chris Colfer Hacked But Isn’t Alone

When Glee‘s Chris Colfer’s Twitter account was hacked fans went crazy. Why? Because the hacker tweeted that Colfer would be leaving Glee and that was hit with a big, resounding, NOPE, from Twitter-land, which then carried over to internet-land as a whole.

His manager has sense released a statement that he will indeed be returning for the final season of the show on Fox. The actor has already signed a contract so that he can complete season six. The actor, on a mid-Atlantic flight, was unable to update Twitter due to lack of Wi-Fi.

Studio 20th Century Fox Television also released a statement letting fans and viewers know that he will be on the next season of Glee. “We’ve been alerted that Chris Colfer’s Twitter account has been hacked. Rumors of his dismissal from Glee could not be further from the truth. We love Chris and look forward to working with him again this season.” The offending tweet has since been removed.

But apparently, Colfer wasnt’ the only Glee star whose Twitter account was hacked. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lea Michele’s account was also hacked, tweeting a pregnancy announcement. Lea’s publicist confirmed that the tweet was due to a hack.

Colfer himself returned to his Twitter account to renounce the previous tweet, something he wasn’t able to do at first due to his lack of internet access.

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And there you have it. Chris will be back. Lea is maybe not pregnant (hey, the publicist said she’d been hacked. I didn’t hear a pregnancy renunciation.) All is right with the world.

Helen Mirren Cuts Her Own Hair

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She turns 69 this summer, looking absurdly fresh-faced and beautiful. Helen Mirren told Redbook about cutting her own hair, red lipstick and feeling inferior around French women.

Check out the highlights below.

Via Redbook:

Helen Mirren on her daily beauty routine:
“I wear makeup every day. I love putting it on, and I get really into it: a little bit of this here, and little bit of that there… But then I stand back and look into the mirror and it’s awful! So I take it all off because I’ve gotten too anal about it. It’s absolutely true that as you get older, you have to wear less and less makeup. You can get away with naked eyes if you’ve got red lips. Or red lips and sunglasses.”

On her new film, The Hundred-Foot Journey and playing celebrated French chef, Madame Mallory who never had a hair out of place:
“Oh, God, she’s so not close to me. As a Brit, we’ve always looked to the French and [wondered], Why do they never look untidy? We’ve got a terrific inferiority complex when it comes to them.”

On the rumor that she cuts her own hair:
“Not always, but yes, I can’t handle going to the hairdresser every six weeks, so I only go about once a year. In between, I get out the scissors and do something, usually rather disastrously. Sometimes I’ll even chop my hair the morning of a big red carpet event.”

Jennifer Lopez Had A Complete Meltdown After Casper Smart Split

Jennifer Lopez apparently was in a rough place when she split from her former boy toy Casper Smart. I get the whole breakup thing. It is painful and I can’t even imagine going through it as a celebrity in the public eye.

In Touch magazine reports,

Jennifer Lopez has publicly maintained her composure following her split from Casper Smart. But now a friend of the singer tells In Touch that she’s not so stoic behind closed doors.

“Jennifer recently had a complete meltdown,” the pal tells the new issue of In Touch, adding that the American Idol judge was drinking champagne and completely lost it at her LA home recently. “She started throwing framed photos of Casper against the wall — there was broken glass everywhere, and the maid had to clean up after her. It was a crazy scene.”

Jennifer has been spending time lately with Dancing With the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy but those in her inner circle say she’s still dealing with her emotions over Casper, who reportedly was caught sexting with a transsexual model last month.

Gotta love a “friend” who shares what they know with a tabloid magazine, right?

Well at any rate, I hope J. Lo gets herself right. There are plenty of men out there who would die to date that woman.

Tori Spelling Is Totally Not Acting on True Tori

Okay everyone, Tori Spelling wants you to know that she totally has not faked any part of True Tori because it’s completely ridiculous to think otherwise. And she can tell you why it’s impossible too.

Because, as she says, she’s just not that good of an actress.

See? Case closed.

Except, maybe that’s the problem? Because the reason rumors exist may be because, and I’m just throwing this out there: because Tori’s right and she’s just not that good of an actress?

All kidding aside, I’m not sure what the uproar or whatever you’d call it is all about. I mean, reality television is hardly ever reality. And when you’re Tori Spelling, your life is hardly reality as most people know it anyway. So a little non reality mixed with Tori Spelling reality is pretty much going to seem ridiculous no matter what. Which is kinda why she got her own reality show in the first place.

Anyway, Tori made the comments about it all during her appearance on Watch What Happens Live. The host, Andy Cohen, asked if she was surprised by the claims that she was lying and playing things up for the camera she said she was “Completely shocked.”

Jennie Garth took up for her, stating, “How could you even fake that?”

And then came: “I’m frankly not that good of an actress!”

She clarified that she wasn’t good at drama, but in comedy she excelled .

EXACTLY, Tori. That’s all I’m saying.

Also, in case you wanted to know, she did not plan any sort of ratings boosting trickery when she confronted Emily Goodhand (McDermott’s mistress).

Yup. Not buying it. And I still say she’s missing the point that she’s simply not that great of an actor. And in her defense- no one is on reality TV. I think tis’ something to do with the awkwardness of it all. I’d say, anyone that can pull that mess off without looking like a complete troll should win an Oscar.

Shia LaBeouf Checks Into Rehab

In predictable yet slightly unpredictable news, Shia LaBeouf has reportedly checked into rehab. What? Already? I know, right? I mean, it’s actually a really good thing, but I expected another 5 days of crazy before the first rehab check in.

So, to the news of rehab, I say good for you Shia. Good for you.

Given his antics over the weekend, you may be wondering what kind of rehab we’re talking about here. Well, according to x17online, it’s a little bit of this and a little bit of that.

After following him from his Hollywood Hills home, where he was seen holding a Big Blue Book (Alcoholics Anonymous), to a private rehab clinic that is frequently used by celebs, they describe Shia as looking nervous and generally unwell. Basically, he wasn’t exactly thrilled to be going, but off he went.

As you know, the actor took part in shenanigans o’plenty this weekend in New York and was ultimately charged with disorderly conduct, as well as harassment and criminal trespass. I honestly couldn’t keep up with the goings on in Shia-land. It seemed like everywhere I looked he was chasing homeless people, fighting, or terrorizing Cabaret goers.

Now, it’s not like this is the only time Shia has caused trouble, but it’s the first real craziness in recent years. In 2005, he was arrested for assault and in 2007 he wouldn’t leave a Walgreens in Chicago and was then arrested for trespassing, because yup, that’s what happens.

And that’s not counting the weird plagiarism twitter ridiculousness or that time he had a paper bag on his head. I mean, there’s definitely been some strange behavior.

So, let’s hope Shia actually takes this rehab thing seriously and gets the help he needs.

Justin Bieber Helps Floyd Mayweather’s Kids After Crash

Justin Bieber Helps Floyd Mayweather’s kids! Biebs to the rescue!

Finally a good Bieber story to report on, y’all. It seems Bieber was in full on hero mode as he rushed to help Floyd Mayweather’s three kids after a really bad car crash on Sunday.

The details are kinda sketchy, but TMZ reports that at the time of the crash, Justin Bieber was in an SUV and not far away from the mess. When he saw it, he jumped out and raced to the scene.

Bam! Bada$$ Bieber to the rescue.

We know that Mayweather was upset on the BET red carpet on Sunday afternoon after getting words that his kids had been involved in a bad car crash in L.A. Apparently, he was on the phone with Bieber at the time and told Justin all about how bad he felt not being there.

For his part, Bieber told the coppers that he was a friend of the family and needed to check on the kiddos.

The crash involved several vehicles, including a motorcycle and more than a few cars. As for the kids, they didn’t have any serious injuries, although one did have a busted lip. And get this- Bieber helped them feel better by playing his music for them. (Hey, good or bad depending on your opinion of his music, but considering it made them happy per reports, I’m ruling GOOD thing.)

After all was well, Bieber was actually allowed to take the kids to Floyd in his SUV, returning afterward to alert cops that the kiddos were safe with their father.

SO, good news days for Bieber and Amanda Bynes. Is it a sign of the apocalypse?

Okay, so I actually just realized that he did post a dang near naked selfie this weekend, so that’s kinda bad (or good) depending on how you look at it. So, maybe the apocalypse is postponed for now.

Chelsea Houska Shows Off Her Bikini Bod on Instagram

Adam who? Teen Mom 2 star Chelsea Houska shows off her bikini bod and yowzah! Meanwhile, Chelsea’s ex (and baby daddy) Adam Lind is still locked up. Eat your heart out, Adam. Take a look at the selfie below, posted with the caption: “Haven’t had a Sunday fun day in a looong a* time.”

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Chelsea is mom to Aubree (4) and had no problems taking to instagram to show off her tight tummy . And I gotta say, I wouldn’t have a problem with it either if I were in the business of taking selfies.

As you can see she’s flipping off the camera and sporting some serious duck face, but hey— maybe that bird is directed at the haters. (Does she have haters? I’m so lost on the Teen Mom 2 non-Janell drama. Heck, I’m lost on Janelle drama too. Pft.)

Anyway, Chelsea hit the pool with her bestie Chelsey (same name, different spelling: take note) in the pool she has at the house she lives in with Aubree in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She later posted another pic where she’s chill axing in a raft.

And if you’re wondering how Chelsea got that slim tummy, she works for it. As RadarOnline reports, last year, she vowed that she would get fit and she did. Now, she goes to the gym 4-5 times a week and does group classes, cardio and weight lifting. And, of course, now she loves fruits and veggies instead of pizza.

Oh well, for a second I thought I might follow suit, but you lost me at gym 4-5 times a week and no pizza. If I’m hitting the gym that much, I’mma need some pizza.

 

Amanda Bynes Bong Throwing Charges Dismissed

Congrats to the one and only Amanda Bynes on having a bit of a good news day. Why? Because Amanda Bynes has charges dismissed by a judge in connection with that NYC marijuana bust.

TMZ predicted the outcome, which was pretty obvious providing (of course) Amanda not get in any more trouble for about 6 months. And she did, and now she’s reaping the rewards of a few less charges on her record. Huzzah!

If you don’t remember- the charge in question supposedly occurred when Bynes threw a bong out the window of her apartment in NYC after the cops followed up on complaints from her neighbors that she’d been acting crazy and smoking weed.

At that time, Bynes was charred with evidence tampering, reckless endangerment and marijuana possession.

Last January, Bynes was told that all would be well if she kept her nose clean, so to speak. Her lawyer spoke with TMZ and said that she’d met all conditions (read: stayed out of any trouble) and that the judge commended her on the way she’s behaved recently- formal dismissing all charges and sealing the file.

Camille Grammer and Adrienne Maloof Returning to RHOBH

Are Camille Grammer and Adrienne Maloof returning to RHOBH?

Yes, indeed. Maybe Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is about to get interesting again- or at least troll worthy- because rumor has it that Camille Grammer and Adrienne Maloof are all set to come back.

Apparently, the producers are hoping that with their return the former ratings glory will return as well. Hmm.

If you recall, Camille was actually fired from the show after she was deemed too boring following her divorce from Kelsey. Crazy is ratings gold, no one wants to watch boring normal-ish rich people.

As for Adrienne, she quit the show and at the time the producers were so happy to see her go that they vowed to never deal with her again. So much for that.

Ratings are ratings, and producers have to do what producers have to do. Besides, with Carlton Gebbia and Joyce Giraud out of the picture, there were openings in the RHOBH lineup.

Sources tell TMZ that Adrienne and Camille will not be on the show at all times, but rather, sporadically. I’m guessing their function will be to start drama when drama is needed. And apparently, they’ve even shot a few scenes with the new old additions- the most recent of which occurred at Kyle Richards’ white party.

Oh, and if you were hoping for Adrienne’s divorce from Paul Nassif to be part of the new drama, you’ll be disappointed. Those same sources indicate that he (Nassif) and their kids will not be included.

Robin Thicke Cries, Makes Another Creepy Plea for Paula Patton

Robin Thicke cries and once again makes a creepy public plea for ex-wife Paula Patton. This time it went down at the BET awards. And yes, it’s creepy. It was possibly sweet the first time. Borderline the second time. Now? Now he’s done it at every opportunity and made a creepy video that makes him seem like a legitimately mentally unstable stalker.

Seriously, Robin Thicke really has to stop this ridiculousness.

Either 1) Robin Thicke really is obsessed and wants his wife back so badly that he wants to plead for another chance all the time or 2) Robin Thicke is a manipulative crazy person in need of help or 3) Robin Thicke is using this trickery as some sort of public sympathy campaign.

Either way, on a personal level, I wouldn’t want to make up – I’d be getting a restraining order.

I mean, he named his new album Paula.

Before the performance, Thicke told the audience:

“Good evening, my name is Robin Thicke, I’d like to dedicate this song to my wife, and say, ‘I miss you, and I’m sorry.’ This is called ‘Forever Love.'”

An audience member said that poor Robin was in quite the emotional state- crying before, during and after the performance.

In an effort to lighten the mood a bit after Robin Thicke’s performance, host Chris Rock said, “He’s singing like she don’t know him. I miss the other song, the one that sounded like Marvin Gaye.”

If you’re keeping count, by the way, it’s worth noting that Paula Patton has yet to respond to any of Robin Thicke’s public apologies. I actually find her ability to press the mute button enviable. I’d have lost my patience 5 apologies ago.

You know what I think, but what do you think? Sweet or creepy? Should she give it another go?

 

Bobbi Kristina Slams Angela Bassett Over Whitney Houston Biopic

Lifetime is filming the upcoming biopic about Whitney Houston, but her daughter Bobbi Kristina is NOT feeling it! Whitney’s daughter tweeted her anger about the project, slamming Angela Bassett, who will serve as director, in the process!

Angela gave an interview recently about the film to Entertainment Weekly, discussing why she didn’t cast Bobbi in the role. “I did not think about casting her. And probably for a number of reasons, you know. One being that she’s not an actress. I know she’s acted here and there. I know she’s been on their family’s reality show, but she’s not an actress and acting is a craft,” she explained. “It’s an attempt to illuminate the complexities of human behavior and life. And this is a very fast-paced schedule; we have just 21 days to tell this story. It’s more than just saying lines and turning the light on. You have to drive the story—there’s a technical aspect.”

Well, of course, Bobbi didn’t take that lying down! The 21-year-old tweeted, “Ha MsAng “bassketcase” has such a damn nerve my lord, at least the world doesn’t mistake me for the wrong sex…she has some #XtraEquipment.” She alos added, “When I win my first Grammy or Oscar, *Shrugs* hmm whichever comes 1st, I’ll be sure 2shout URname out b-tch! Hah UrTestResults = Male. Lmao.”

It was announced earlier in the month thatformer America’s Next Top Model contestant Yaya DeCosta would play Whitney. Unlike Bobbi, Yaya has real acting experience, working as a child actor, and also appearing on All My Children as well as Ugly Betty. The model has also been in hit films such as Lee Daniels’ The Butler and Tron: Legacy.

Bobbi Kristina is coming off really, REALLY bitter. Yes, I understand that your mother wanted you to play her, but baby girl, you have relatively NO acting experience! I’ve seen you in a few episodes of Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married, and that’s it. That small little role hardly warrants you starring in a movie, even if it is in the role of your mother. If you’re really serious about acting, take some classes, build up your experience, and maybe you can make it. I’m mad she tried going in on Angela Bassett like that!

Image via Christopher Polk/Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Robert Downey Jr Issues Statement after Son’s Arrest

It seems that Robert Downey Jr.’s son, Indio Downey, was arrested in West Hollywood Sunday afternoon for cocaine possession. Now, Robert Downey Jr. has issued a statement to TMZ regarding the matter.

“Unfortunately, there’s a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited. Also, there is a lot of family support and understanding, and we’re all determined to rally behind him and help him become the man he’s capable of being.”

adding, “We’re grateful to the Sheriff’s department for their intervention, and believe Indio can be another recovery success story instead of a cautionary tale.”

TMZ broke the news earlier.

Sources say Indio was riding as a passenger at about 2pm (PT) when cops noticed a passenger in the car smoking from a pipe. The car was pulled over and a search revealed cocaine, which Indio had in his possession. At that point he was arrested and charged with cocaine possession.

Indio posted bail to the tune of $10k and was released from jail a little after midnight on Sunday.

Robert Downey Jr.’s statement acknowledges his own struggle to overcome drug addiction, namely cocaine and heroin.

Designing Women’s Meshach Taylor Passes Away

Designing Women’s Meshach Taylor passed away this weekend. The actor was 67.

Known for his character Anthony Bouvier, an employee at Julia’s Sugarbaker interior design firm, Taylor was a show favorite.

His death was confirmed by his agent, and his family left a note on the actor’s Facebook page, which reads: “It is with love and gratitude that we sorrowfully announce that our darling, amazingly brilliant and dynamic Meshach, the incredible father, husband, son and friend, has begun his grand transition.”

The actor passed away at his home in Altadena. He was under hospice care at the time, as he battled a terminal illness. His agent said that he passed with his family at his side.

Apart from his role on Designing Women, Taylor was in the short-lived CBS comedy Dave’s World. He was also the awesome window designer Hollywood Montrose in “Mannequin” (the movie circa 1987) with Kim Cattrall and Andrew McCarthy.

My heart goes out to his family and friends.

See the Full List of Winners from the 2014 BET Awards!

The 2014 BET Awards just aired last night, and it was a great show to watch! Hosted by comedian Chris Rock at L.A.’s Nokia Theatre, the night had a lot of great moments, including performances from Pharrell, Nicki Minaj, and more, a great throwback medley by Usher, and an amazing tribute to Lifetime Achievement winner Lionel Richie!

Several of the awards were actually not announced during the show, so check out the full list of winners below!

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST
Beyoncé – WINNER
Janelle Monáe
Jhené Aiko
K. Michelle
Rihanna
Tamar Braxton

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST
August Alsina
Chris Brown
John Legend
Justin Timberlake
Pharrell Williams - WINNER

BEST GROUP
A$AP Mob
Daft Punk
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
TGT
Young Money – WINNER

BEST COLLABORATION
August Alsina f/ Trinidad Jame$ – I Luv This
Beyoncé f/ JAY Z – Drunk In Love – WINNER
Drake f/ Majid Jordan – Hold On (We’re Going Home)
JAY Z f/ Justin Timberlake – Holy Grail
Robin Thicke f/ T.I. & Pharrell Williams – Blurred Lines
YG f/ Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan – My Hitta

COCA-COLA VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD
August Alsina featuring Trinidad Jame$ – “I Luv This Shit” – WINNER
Beyoncé featuring Jay Z – “Drunk in Love”
Drake – “Worst Behavior”
Jhené Aiko – “The Worst”
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”

BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST
Drake – WINNER
Future
J. Cole
JAY Z
Kendrick Lamar

BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST
Angel Haze
Charli Baltimore
Eve
Iggy Azalea
Nicki Minaj – WINNER

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé – Partition
Beyoncé f/ JAY Z – Drunk In Love
Chris Brown – Fine China
Drake – Worst Behavior
Pharrell Williams – Happy – WINNER

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Benny Boom
Chris Brown
Colin Tilley
Director X
Hype Williams – WINNER

BEST NEW ARTIST
Ariana Grande
August Alsina – WINNER
Mack Wilds
Rich Homie Quan
ScHoolboy Q

BEST GOSPEL ARTIST
Donnie McClurkin
Erica Campbell
Hezekiah Walker
Tamela Mann – WINNER
Tye Tribbett

BEST ACTRESS
Angela Bassett
Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington
Lupita Nyong’o – WINNER
Oprah Winfrey

BEST ACTOR
Chiwetel Ejiofor – WINNER
Forest Whitaker
Idris Elba
Kevin Hart
Michael B. Jordan

YOUNGSTARS AWARD
Gabby Douglas
Jacob Latimore
Jaden Smith
KeKe Palmer – WINNER
Zendaya

BEST MOVIE
12 Years a Slave – WINNER
The Best Man Holiday
Fruitvale Station
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Lee Daniels’ The Butler

SUBWAY SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
Brittney Griner
Lolo Jones
Serena Williams - WINNER
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams

SUBWAY SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
Blake Griffin
Carmelo Anthony
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Kevin Durant – WINNER
LeBron James

CENTRIC AWARD
Aloe Blacc – The Man
Jennifer Hudson f/ T.I. – I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)
Jhené Aiko – The Worst – WINNER
LiV Warfield – Why Do You Lie?
Wale f/ Sam Dew – LoveHate Thing

FANdemonium Award
Beyoncé - WINNER
Trey Songz
Rihanna
Justin Timberlake

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT: AFRICA
Davido (Nigeria) – WINNER
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Toofan (Togo)

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT: UK
Dizzee Rascal
Ghetts
Krept & Konan – WINNER
Laura Mvula
Rita Ora
Tinie Tempah

Did your favorite celeb take home any awards?