Ponzi schemer stole $60M from independent film king
A multimillion-dollar investment gone bad became a real-life “Little Shop of Horrors” for B-movie king Roger Corman.
Why Kate Upton’s ego ‘is ruining her career’
It’s hard to imagine a greater recent modeling success than Kate Upton. After a video of her dancing at a basketball game went viral in 2011, she catapulted to the cover of Sports Illustrated and into boys’ fantasies across the globe, followed by an unfeasible leap into the pages of Vogue, despite her couture-busting curves.
18 Important ‘X-Files’ Episodes You Need To Stream On Netflix Right Now
The truth isn’t out there. It’s on Netflix.
“X-Files” is officially coming back, and it’s bringing David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson along with it. The series, which ran for nine seasons, spawned two movies and had a massive cult following, will return for six special episodes on Fox. As far as what to expect, EW.com reports comments from series creator Chris Carter suggest the episodes will be more focused on the standalone “Monster-of-the-Week” format rather than playing into the series’ overall “Mythology” storylines.
Meet Kanye’s favorite new artist — Fetty Wap
As Fetty Wap will tell you, the best things in life come to those who wait. Over a year ago, the then-unknown rapper from Paterson, NJ, uploaded his catchy self-made track “Trap Queen” to Soundcloud. Now, it’s a Billboard Top 10 hit, with 13 million plays on Spotify and 25 million hits on YouTube. With a new record deal, Wap (né Willie Maxwell) tells The Post, half-jokingly, “Two years from now, I can see myself riding down Rodeo Drive with my kids in a Ferrari.” Here are four things you need to know about Fetty Wap:
Jeremy Renner says ex tried to extort him with private videos
It didn’t seem possible, but Jeremy Renner’s split with Sonni Pacheco has somehow gotten uglier. In a batch of brand-new legal documents obtained by TMZ, the “Avengers” star, 44, accuses his estranged wife of threatening to release intimate videos of him if he didn’t help her get a green card.
Jeremy Renner’s Estranged Wife: I Didn’t Choose an Uber Over Our Kid
Jeremy Renner’s estranged wife has fired off a response to allegations she’s a horrible, neglectful mom who extorted her husband … well, she responded to everything but the extortion thing. Sonni Pacheco says Jeremy is lying in his legal docs when he claims she hopped in an Uber and left their nearly 2-year-old daughter Ava alone for 15 minutes. She also says allegations that she was smoking and drinking during her pregnancy are a lie as well.
David Guetta: Tiesto Crashed My Dock With a Yacht
Rockstar DJ Tiesto just showed us how to get a laugh out of a multi-millionaire — simply total his South Beach dock by smashing into it with a yacht! Sources close to the situation tell TMZ … Tiesto and crew — Martin Garrix, and LIV owner Dave Grutman — went to scoop up David Guetta in Grutman’s 55′ VanDutch yacht. Y’know, typical Wednesday stuff. But as they approached Guetta’s dock, the engine stalled and they couldn’t stop the boat from barreling into the dock. Don’t worry … we’re told nobody was hurt, and even the boat survived without a scratch.
‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Emilia Clarke Turned Down ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’
The Khaleesi almost got super kinky. “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke, best known as Daenerys Targaryen, aka Mother of Dragons, aka Breaker of Chains, was offered the role of Anastasia Steele in “Fifty Shades of Grey.” According to the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter, the actress turned down the part Dakota Johnson ended up taking because of the nudity required. “I’d done nudity before and was concerned with being labeled for doing it again,” Clarke told THR.
Chris Pine: I got ‘a lot of crap’ for crying at the Oscars
Not everyone found Chris Pine’s teary display of emotion at this year’s Oscars to be touching. The actor says he got “a lot of crap” for visibly crying during John Legend and Common’s powerful performance of the tune “Glory” from the civil rights-era drama “Selma.” “It was a wonderful performance and it was really moving and a lot of people gave me a lot of crap for [crying],” Pine, 34, said on Tuesday’s episode of “The Late Late Show.”
Getting His Led Out … With a 25-Year-Old!
Rock legend Jimmy Page has a whole lotta love … for a girl 46 years younger than him! The iconic 71-year-old Led Zeppelin guitar god was spotted walking hand in hand in London with Scarlett Sabet, a 25-year-old actress. Creepy fact: Page has a 44-year-old daughter. She’s a photographer … named Scarlet.
Taraji P. Henson: My son was racially profiled at USC
Actress Taraji P. Henson says her 20-year-old son is transferring to Howard University after being racially profiled by police at the University of Southern California. The “Empire” star made the comments in the latest issue of Uptown magazine, which features her on the cover.
Billy Ray Cyrus
Billy Ray Cyrus has NO PROBLEM with his daughter’s boyfriend getting chummy with chicks in Cabo. Miley’s dad was out in L.A., when a photog asked about Patrick’s now famous Spring break, and Billy Ray made it clear … he’s team Patrick all the way
Jeremy Clarkson Officially Fired From Top Gear
Jeremy Clarkson has officially been fired as the host of Top Gear following a fight with a producer of the show, Oisin Tymon. BBC Director General Tony Hall confirmed the sacking in a statement, saying that the decision “was not taken lightly,” and that the BBC is looking to renew Top Gear in 2016. The show had already been put on hiatus pending an investigation into the incident, with only seven episodes of a planned ten-episode season airing. The full statement from Hall:
Cissy Houston: There’s ‘not a great deal of hope’ for Bobbi Kristina
Cissy Houston says there’s “still not a great deal of hope” for ailing granddaughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, who remains in a medically induced coma in Georgia. In her first interview since Bobbi Kristina was found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub nearly two months ago, 81-year-old Houston said Bobbi Kristina’s condition is “the same.” “They’ve moved her now to a place for rehabilitation,” Houston said Wednesday on radio’s 107.5 WBLS. “[There’s] still not a great deal of hope. We’re praying. … I give it to God one time ’cause I know he’s able and I cannot change a thing. So I’m asking everybody to just pray to the Lord, who we know can do something about it.”
Why stations are pulling Little Big Town’s ‘Girl Crush’ — and what that says about country radio
Alana Lynn, a morning co-host on country music station 104.3 FM in Boise, Idaho, was excited to play Little Big Town’s latest single for her listeners. “Girl Crush,” a powerful ballad about a woman envious of her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend, seemed destined to be a hit.
Chelsea Handler: Bill Cosby ‘tried to Cosby’ me
Chelsea Handler says she has no doubt in her mind that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted numerous women. Handler revealed to Esquire that she had a strange experience with Cosby about 10 years ago, and she believes “he’s guilty.” “He tried to Cosby me,” she told the magazine.
‘Glee’ Star Mark Salling Settles with Former GF
Former “Glee” star Mark Salling has just agreed to pay a woman more than $2.7 million for knocking her to the ground in a furious fight over an alleged sexual encounter … and the settlement is absolutely bizarre. Roxanne Gorzela claimed in her lawsuit … in 2011, she hooked up with Mark and she consented to having sex but he did not want to wear a condom and forced unprotected sex anyway.
Rob refuses rehab as Kardashians struggle to help him
The men in this family are going through it all. A source close to the Kardashian brood says troubled Rob Kardashian, Kris Jenner and the late Robert Kardashian’s only son, is refusing help of any kind. “He is very against therapy and any kind of rehab,” a production source, who also says the family has attempted several interventions, told People. “But his family will continue to push for him to get help until he does.”
Zayn Malik Leaves One Direction For Good
Zayn Malik is leaving One Direction, the band announced via Facebook on Wednesday. The news comes a week after Malik decided to ditch the group’s tour, citing “stress.” The announcement noted that One Direction would continue touring and recording without him, and included a comment from Simon Cowell, who helped form the band in 2010 via the British show “The X-Factor.”
Justin Bieber Bares His Soul
Justin Bieber came to a mountaintop and then did something really bizarre this week on a hike. The Biebs was roaming Runyon Canyon when he passed a hiker and his wife, who recognized him and said, “Hey Biebs, what’s up?” So began a 20-minute reflective conversation in which Bieber opined about life, L.A. and fame.