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[HMG Celebrity News] – It’s now forty-three years since Dr. Martin Luther King was murdered in Memphis and Samuel L. Jackson has just signed to make his Broadway debut in a play that explores the great man’s last days.
Rumors of Sam’s decision to take his bow on Broadway had been around for some time, but although the news is now official it’s tainted by the fact that Halle Berry, who was all set for a major supporting role, can’t take part because of her child custody problems.
Called ‘The Mountaintop’ the play is set on April 3, 1968 – the day before Dr. King died. He arrives at Room 306More >
Looks like Chris Brown has an unlikely ally in the celebrity world: Rosie O’Donnell.
The outspoken talk show host said on her radio show Friday that Chris’ detractors, along with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts, may be guilty of racism.
That’s because, O’Donnell, says, people criticized Brown’s window-breaking tantrum on GMA more than, she argues, the equivalent by white stars is lambasted.
“I just don’t know why this kid seems to be held to a different standard than anyone else,” O’Donnell tells executive producer Janette Barber on the program.
Asked if the reaction, which RosieMore >
Reese Witherspoon made her first appearance since marrying Jim Toth at Sunday’s Academy of Country Music Awards, and the newlywed looked amazing.
Oh yeah, and Robert Pattinson was there too.
The Water for Elephants co-stars presented the female vocalist award at the event, while musing about the film they just shot in her native Tennessee. “I liked drinking a lot of moonshine,” joked Rob. Check out their banter here:
Miranda Lambert won the award the two were on hand to present. She, Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum all racked up big wins at the annualMore >
They fought and fought. They split and traded barbs in the press. He paraded around with a bunch of mediocre girls, then faded into relative obscurity.
After all that, Kate Gosselin misses her ex, Jon.
The demise of Jon and Kate’s volatile and fertile marriage was one of the more epic celebrity splits of recent years … but is there still a glimmer of hope?
Jon may not care. He’s happily out of the limelight, working a 9/5 construction job and supposedly so in love with girlfriend Ellen Ross. But Kate still misses her ex.
OK Magazine says as much, so it must be true, right?
“Friends” sayMore >
Courteney Cox has not gotten the memo. She’s a celebrity. She’s supposed to split from her husband and then make headlines by bashing him in the press. Date someone else right away. Maybe make a sex tape.
Instead, Cox has said she has no plans for a social life and has continually defended her troubled ex, David Arquette.
She did so again this week during an interview with Extra.
After spending time with the recently-rehabbed actor in Malibu last week, Cox was asked about his recovery. Said the Cougar Town star:
“Oh my God, I’m so proud of him! BestMore >
Hip-hop star Nate Dogg died Tuesday, according to reports.
Despite being around seemingly forever, Nate (real name Nathaniel Dwayne Hale) was just 41 and had battled serious health issues for several years.
Nate survived strokes in 2007 and 2008. His smooth vocal collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Warren G., Dr. Dre and others led to many hits.
Nate Dogg (left) and Snoop Dogg in a vintage photo.
The Press Telegram in Nate’s hometown of Long Beach, Calif., broke the story. Snoop’s Twitter has a really nice tribute to his good friend up right now.
Nate broke out singing backup on Dr.More >
Following the news that they were season 10 finalists, all remaining American Idol contestants met with the press last night at the show’s after-party.
Among the quotes and tidbits various singers shared on the red carpet, James Durbin was asked about similarities to Adam Lambert. He didn’t respond so kindly to the constant comparisons:
“I’m kind of tired of answering that question. We’re completely different people stylistically, tone-wise. The only similarity that we have is the high note… He put his foot in the door; I want to try and put my foot straight through the door. He did someMore >
Prince Harry has been named as Prince William’s best man for his upcoming wedding to Kate Middleton, set to take place on April 29 at Westminster Abbey.
According to a statement released by Buckingham Palace:
“Prince William has asked his brother, Prince Harry, to be his best man,” and “Miss Catherine Middleton has asked her sister, Miss Philippa Middleton, to be her maid of honor.”
Also named for the wedding procession according to PopCrunch:
The palace also revealed that seven-year-old Louise Windsor, the daughter of Prince Charles’ youngest brother Edward will be among four
(HMG Celebrity News) – Remember that porn family Charlie Sheen was dreaming of building when he was on his latest bender? He almost got his wish. Sheen’s porn fling, Kacey Jordan, who broke the story on Charlie’s bender, reportedly sent him a text message that said she was pregnant.
Jordan, 22, was with the Two And A Half Men star during a 36-hour bender that left him in hospital last month.
Her message on Saturday read: “Charlie, I’m so sorry how things turned out, I want u to know something before it hits the press… …I’m pregnant and I don’t believe its yours, but I’m going to OregonMore >
The white dress that Lindsay Lohan wore to her recent court hearing has been flying off the shelf so fast that you’d be hard pressed to find it in stores or online at this time.
The “Glavis” dress, featured as part of the Kimberly Ovitz Pre-Fall collection sells for $575 but that hasn’t stopped customers from snatching them up at every online boutique and other locations they could find.
Lindsay told the press that she wore the white dress to signify her “innocence” in her recent jewelry theft case.
While the dress has been met with much fanfare, Lohan gawked at the idea that what she wasMore >
Wow, Alfred E. Neuman, better known as the Mad Magazine guy does a pretty good Justin Bieber imitation on the magazines Feb. 16, 2011 issue.
Speaking about the cover MAD editor-in-chief John Ficarra told the Associated Press:
“That was probably the highlight of his career and being on the cover of MAD is the lowlight. We like to do what we call Zeitgeist covers,” while adding, “When we found that his movie was debuting just about the same time we would be coming with the issue, we knew he’d be all over the place. He’ll hate it and buy every copy, and it will be a sellout. Or, conversely,
[HMG Celebrity News] – It is too often the fate of those who find stardom that their lives flicker out too soon, and Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore is the latest occasion. He was found dead yesterday from unexplained causes while on vacation in Spain. He was just 58.
Born in Belfast, Ireland on April 4, 1952 Gary began a life devoted to music after toying with a second-hand acoustic guitar at the age of just eight.
His talent soon drew attention and he was sought after by such notables as Jim Capaldi, Cozy Powell, the Beach Boys and Ozzy Osbourne, and he also became the principal guitaristMore >
For the second time in a few months, Lea Michele has come under fire for posing in a national magazine.
In October, the actress and a couple Glee co-stars posed provocatively in GQ, a spread that caused such uproar the PTC (ridiculously) compared it to child pornography.
Now, Michele appears on the cover of Cosmopolitan in a dress that – gasp!!! – doesn’t cover every inch of her torso.
In response, a few critics have turned to Fox News and expressed disappointment in Michele and the publication.
“I think Lea Michele is sending the wrong message. She plays such a ‘good girl’ on Glee and aMore >
(HMG Celebrity News) – I have really been taken back by the bitter war that’s broken out between Halle Berry and her ex-boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry. Both parties and I would say especially Halle Berry have taken their child custody battle public, leaking very damaging claims against each other. Aubry has most recently been accused of being a ‘borderline racist’ and that he routinely demeaned Halle with vulgarities … including the N-word. Worse yet TMZ sources say Halle has claimed their daughter Nahla has been crying hysterically and throwing tantrums whenever Gabriel picks the toddler up forMore >
We were meant to bring this amazing little person into the world. And I think that’s why we came together. And because of that, we are going to be together forever, all three of us. We are a family until we are not here anymore. – Halle Berry on her split with Gabriel Aubry, August 2010
We may never know what took place between Berry and Aubry over the last few months, but things have gone from amicable to disastrous.
As the parents of two-year old Nahla prepare for a custody battle, the actress took a major shot at her ex yesterday, saying she has “serious concerns” about her child’sMore >