ONE DIRECTION KICKED ELIZA DUSHKU OUT OF HER HOTEL ROOM
Former Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress, Eliza Dushku, is not a directioner. She took to social media over the weekend to complain about being kicked out of her hotel room in Pittsburgh thanks to the boy band.
Eliza posted a photo of her belongings on a cart and wrote, "#DragMeDown Don't worry @OneDirection...It was super chill movin outta my hotel room so u can have the ENTIRE FLOOR I've been staying on for 2 months #OnLocationLife #HotelWars #ActorProblems #WhatHaveYouDoneForMeLately #OneDirection Took 2 hrs this Friday afternoon before work Enjoy #Pittsburgh #PA!"
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- She later tweeted, "Ha! I'm laughing, it's all good @onedirection. Assuming...: Tix or pix for my friends kid..?!! And for the record, I absolutely love my #Pittsburgh #PA hotel & each & every staff member there. Was no fault. Recommendation coming soon:)"
- The band was in town as part of their Back On The Road Tour. They have not responded to Eliza's messages.
CHARLIZE THERON IS A MOM AGAIN
Charlize Theron has expanded her family. TMZ is reporting that the Oscar-winner has adopted another child.
Charlize has apparently been working with an adoption agency for six months for her new daughter named August. August was born back in July in the United States.
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- Charlize was reportedly looking for a daughter this time around.
- Her son, Jackson, was adopted from South Africa back in 2012.
ITALIAN COURT GIVES NAOMI CAMPBELL SIX-MONTH SUSPENDED SENTENCE
An Italian court has given Naomi Campbell a six-month suspended sentence over an incident with a paparazzo back in 2009.
Naomi was not present for the ruling on Friday (July 31st) where she was found guilty of assaulting photographer Gaetano Di Giovanni with her handbag when he was following her and her boyfriend at the time on vacation in Sicily. The attack resulted in the paparazzo's eye being scratched which required medical attention. Gaetano withdrew his lawsuit after they reached a settlement but the prosecutor decided to proceed with the case because of the seriousness of the incident.
Naomi's attorney made it known that they plan to appeal.
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- The 45-year-old model has gotten into trouble over her temper in the past. Back in 2007, she admitted to throwing her Blackberry at a housekeeper and lashed out against her assistant in Canada back in 2000.
WEEKEND MOVIE WRAP-UPAudiences are still buying what Tom Cruise is selling. The fifth installment in the Mission Impossible franchise topped the weekend box office with $56 million. Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation was the second highest opening for the series and Tom’s third highest opening weekend. According to Deadline, 81% of the audience was over the age of 25.
Paramount exec Megan Colligan said in a statement, "The interesting story as it relates to Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation is that we were supposed to come out at Christmas. The move to July occurred when we were in the middle of shooting. It was a move that Tom Cruise wanted as he felt there was an opportunity in the summer and Brad Grey and Paramount backed him 100%." The weekend’s other new release, Vacation, debuted in second place with $14.85 million and was popular among females. Mr. Holmes and Terminator: Genisys dropped out of the top 10. THIS WEEKEND'S TOP TEN MOVIES -- July 31 - August 2 1. Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation, $56M 2. Vacation, $14.85M 3. Ant-Man, $12.6M 4. Minions, $12.2M 5. Pixels, $10.4M 6. Trainwreck, $9.7M 7. Southpaw, $7.5M 8. Paper Towns, $4.6M 9. Inside Out , $4.5M 10. Jurassic World, $3.8M Back to top
JOHN GREEN DEFENDS CARA DELEVINGNE AFTER BAD INTERVIEWPaper Towns author, John Green, refuses to let anyone try to put down Cara Delevingne. He has written a piece for Medium.com in defense of the model-turned-actress following her awkward interview on Good Day Sacramento last week. John wrote, "I am friends with Cara, and the author of the book in question. I spent more than a month with her on tour in Europe and the U.S., and I watched as again and again, she was asked this question. Cara has read the book (multiple times), but the question is annoying -- not least because her male costar, Nat Wolff, was almost always asked when he'd read the book, while Cara was almost always asked if she'd read it. In the past two months, I've done something like 300 on-camera interviews. As you get asked the same questions again and again, you develop role responses as a way of protecting yourself. The rote responses are true -- the cast really was like a family; we really are all still friends -- but in the repetition, the answers start to feel less and less honest." John goes on to write, "There are bigger problems in the world -- in fact, almost every problem in the world is bigger -- but if people are going to pay attention to these junket interviews and criticize Cara for responding flippantly to a stupid question, I think context might be helpful."
John added, "Cara, however, refuses to stick to the script. She refuses to indulge lazy questions and refuses to turn herself into an automaton to get through long days of junketry. I don't find that behavior entitled or haughty. I find it admirable. Cara Delevingne doesn't exist to feed your narrative or your news feed -- and that's precisely why she's so f***ing interesting." Cara addressed the controversy by tweeting, "I am sooooooo lucky and anyone who thinks I am unappreciative or ungrateful clearly doesn't know me. I work really really hard and love what I do, I don't feel like I need to apologize for being human #sorrynotsorry." Back to top
CELEBRITY GOSSIPVALERIE HARPER OFFERS A HEALTH UPDATE: Valerie Harper took to Facebook on Friday (July 31st) to offer fans a health update after she was hospitalized last Wednesday (July 29th) while preparing to perform a show in Maine. The 75-year-old wrote, "My dear friends and fans! As always, thank you for your amazing support. I am happy to report I am not, nor have I been, in a coma. As anyone who has taken strong medication knows, it doesn't always agree with you, even with me as this experience proves. I am confronting these hurdles with my usual enthusiasm and love of life. Much love, Valerie. p.s. But I must confess that the highlight of this ordeal came when I was escorted by two handsome young men and a pilot, in a medivac helicopter, as the full moon lit the sky. Talk about movie magic!!!" The theater where she has been performing in Nice Work If You Can Get It also released a statement which read, "Valerie is feeling great right now and we want her to continue to rest and to enjoy her family. After discussing with them, we decided that we wanted to relieve her of any pressure of having to return to the show, which only runs for two more weeks." GIULIANA RANCIC IS NOT HAPPY ABOUT E! NEWS CHANGES: Giuliana Rancic is reportedly not pleased the E! has hired her rival, Maria Menounos, to replace on her on E! News. Sources tell Page Six that she is taking it as a slap in the face even though it was her own decision to walk away from the anchor job. Giuliana has previously slammed reports that she and Maria have any kind of beef. Giuliana’s last day will be on August 10th. DREW BARRYMORE MAY BE DONE WITH HAVING BABIES: Drew Barrymore seems to be done expanding her family. The mother of two discussed the possibility of having more kids with Us Weekly saying, "I think I’m good right now. The door’s open, but I’m not spring chicken. I have to figure it out sooner of later." Drew added, "I feel like my life is in total abundance." Drew and her husband, Will Kopelman, are parents to daughters two-year-old Olive and 15-month-old Frankie. BEN AFFLECK'S RUMORED NANNY FLING IS ENJOYING FAME: Christine Ouzounian, Ben Affleck's rumored fling and former employee, is apparently enjoying the attention she has been getting from the press lately. She has reportedly hired a crisis p.r. firm and has been stepping out of her home appearing fully glammed up for the paparazzi. Christine stepped out at one point last week smiling and waving at the photographers waiting in front of her house. Ben has denied any kind of romantic relationship with Christine through his rep. MARK ZUCKERBERG IS GOING TO BE A DAD: Mark Zuckerberg announced on Facebook on Friday (July 31st) that his wife, Priscilla Chan, is pregnant. He wrote, "Priscilla and I have some exciting news. We’re expecting a baby girl! This will be a new chapter in our lives. We've already been so fortunate for the opportunity to touch people's lives around the world -- Cilla as a doctor and educator, and me through this community and philanthropy. Now we'll focus on making the world a better place for our child and the next generation." This is their first child. Back to top
INDUSTRY NEWSCHANNING TATUM IS STILL MAKING 'GAMBIT': Channing Tatum has officially signed on to star in Gambit despite rumors that he was dropping out of the project. It was believed that his deal with Fox hit a snag over backend profits and his involvement with future Marvel projects. Gambit is scheduled to hit theaters on October 7th, 2016. IAN MCSHANE JOINS 'GAME OF THRONES': Former Deadwood star, Ian McShane, has signed on to appear in the upcoming sixth season of Game of Thrones. His role is being kept under wraps. Production on the new season is already underway. STARZ RENEWS 'BLACK SAILS': Starz’s pirate drama, Black Sails, haas been renewed for a fourth season. The show is a prequel to Toby Stephens' Treasure Island. The new season will premiere in 2016. WWE STAR RODDY PIPER DEAD AT 61: WWE legend "Rowdy" Roddy Piper has passed away at the age of 61. His agent broke the news that he died on Thursday night (July 30th) from cardiac arrest. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame back in 2005. Roddy was also known for starring in the 1988 sci-fi film, They Live. JENA MALONE RUMORED TO BE PLAYING BARBARA GORDON: It is rumored that Hunger Games actress Jena Malone will be playing Barbara Gordon in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. The character is the daughter of Police Commissioner Jim Gordon as well as Batgirl in the current DC comic universe. It was previously believed that she was going to be playing Carrie Kelly - - the character who becomes Robin in Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns. Back to top
SCOTT DISICK MAY BE HAVING REGRETS ABOUT HIS BREAKUP FROM KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN
Scott Disick may be having second thoughts about his split from Kourtney Kardashian. The newly single father of three posted a photo to Instagram on Saturday (August 1st) where he expressed some regret about being single.
Scott took a picture of his place card at his friend's wedding which read, "Scott Disick Guest", and wrote, "When u realize the grass isn't always greener." Some of his followers posted words of encouragement telling him to win back his baby mama.
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- Disick recently broke his silence about the breakup while partying in Las Vegas saying, "I'm just taking it one day at a time. With everything going on right now, I need to be positive for myself."
- A source told Us Weekly that Kourtney is also questioning her decision to end things. An insider said, "She wants Scott back. If he gets to the point where he is really changing she'll let him come home. Kourtney's shocked Scott isn't begging her to take him back."