Celebrity News April 15, 2016


Palm Beach police repeatedly lied and covered for Zac Brown, who was caught up in a drug bust … and they were so starstruck some of them even asked for the country singer’s autograph. As we reported, Zac was in a Four Seasons hotel room a week ago at around 5:30 AM when cops raided the place and arrested 4 people for marijuana and coke possession, including 2 strippers.

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The Black Keys: Steve Miller ‘really disappointed us’

Black Keys‘ frontman Dan Auerbach says he lost sleep after inducting an openly ungrateful Steve Miller into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last week, telling Rolling Stone magazine Wednesday he “hated the feeling in my gut of being connected to that negativity.” Miller blasted the rock hall and the music industry during the April 8 induction ceremony and in press interviews afterward.

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Kendrick Lamar simply slapped his lyrics on a Bill Withers song in order to crank out his track, “I Do This” … but the costly problem is he did it without permission … according to a new lawsuit. Kendrick’s being sued by Mattie Music Group, a music company that says it owns the rights to Bill Withers’ song “Don’t You Want To Stay,” which was released back in 1975.

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Dave Navarro’s ‘hell’ getting stuck in elevator with 2 women

Guitarist Dave Navarro found himself in an unwelcome jam Thursday when he became trapped in a Big Apple elevator for more than an hour — along with “two hot girls.” “I was trapped in an elevator with two hot girls. How could that be bad?” the former Red Hot Chili Peppers rocker and ex of Carmen Electra joked to The Post.

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Taylor Swift puts cocktails and CPR classes on her to-do list

Taylor Swift’s post-tour to-do list may surprise some. “I want to be a well-rounded person who can make a good drink,” she confessed in the May issue of Vogue magazine. Swift, who recently completed her successful and critically acclaimed “1989” world tour, wants to learn a few mundane but important skills any 26-year-old should know.

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Kelly Clarkson gives birth to a baby boy

It’s a boy for Kelly Clarkson. The “American Idol” winner and her music manager husband, Brandon Blackstock, welcomed their second child together this week. “Our little baby boy has arrived,” the 33-year-old singer tweeted on Thursday. “Remington Alexander Blackstock was born 4/12/16 & he is healthy & we couldn’t be happier or more in love!”

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Blake Lively Pregnant With Her Second Child

Congrats to the Reynolds family! Blake Lively is pregnant, Us Weekly confirmed on Thursday. People also reported the news. This will be the second child for Lively and Ryan Reynolds. The 28-year-old actress and her 39-year-old husband are also parents to daughter James Reynolds, who was born in December 2014.  Lively was spotted with what looks like a baby bump on the set of her new film, “The Shallows.”

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It’s official: Lindsay Lohan really is engaged

Friends of Lindsay Lohan confirm she’s engaged to Russian Egor Tarabasov, even though her camp has denied it. Sources tell Page Six that he popped the question with a 5-carat oval emerald ring, which LiLo had seen at an auction last Friday. “She was saying how much she loved it and he went back and secretly got it,” said our insider.

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‘Pretty Little Liars’ actor charged after pulling gun on neighbor

A fight that got out of hand may cost a “Pretty Little Liars” actor his freedom. Brandon Jones, who first appeared on the Freeform drama in Season 3, has been charged with pulling a gun on his neighbor during a dispute in the North Hills section of Los Angeles last October, reports The Wrap.

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Diana Ross injured in limo accident

Police say Diana Ross was injured when an SUV ran a stop sign and crashed into a limo taking her to a performance in Pennsylvania. Bethlehem police say the 72-year-old singer complained of head and neck pain after the crash on Wednesday afternoon. She was treated at the scene by paramedics and indicated she would seek further treatment on her own.

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Richie Sambora drops extortion suit against ex Nikki Lund

Richie Sambora is dropping the extortion suit he filed against ex-girlfriend and former business partner Nikki Lund, her lawyer said this week. Bon Jovi guitarist Sambora sued Lund, with whom he owned fashion line Nikki Rich, in May 2015, claiming she asked for cash in exchange for keeping a tape, in which he allegedly made threats against her, under wraps.

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Chris Rock’s new girlfriend ‘very comfortable’ in his home

Chris Rock may have found love again with girlfriend Megalyn Echikunwoke. “They’ve been having sleepovers at his house in New Jersey,” a source told Page Six. “She seems really comfortable with him at home and they’re very affectionate with each other.”

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Selena Gomez: It’s ‘disgusting’ adults are interested in child stars

Selena Gomez transitioned from child star to adulthood with as little drama as possible and yet she still feels like a target. “We’re easy targets,” the 24-year-old “Hands to Myself” singer said in the May issue of GQ. “Every single kid who was brought up like this is an easy target.”

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James Cameron Over Trilogies, Announces A Fourth ‘Avatar’ Sequel

“Dances with Wolves” “Pocahontas” “FernGully” “Avatar” is set to receive four sequels, according to creator James Cameron. The “Titanic” director announced the expansion of the franchise at CinemaCon on Thursday. He confirmed his plans to release four new “Avatar” movies over the course of the next seven years with each installment intended to debut around Christmas of 2018, 2020, 2022 and 2023.

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Batman: The Killing Joke animated movie receives R rating — exclusive

Batman: The Killing Joke isn’t kidding around. Warner Bros’. direct-to-video animated film based on the notorious Alan Moore comic has been rated R, the studio’s home entertainment division tells EW exclusively. The Killing Joke marks the first film in the DC Universe Original Movie franchise to receive an R rating, and the second Batman movie to do so. (The extended home-video version of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was the first.)

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Reminder: Rudyard Kipling Was a Racist Fuck andThe Jungle Book Is Imperialist Garbage

We are currently in the 21st century. We are in the second decade of the 21st century and there are not one, not two, but three Jungle Book movies on the horizon. And that means that it’s time to remind everyone that Rudyard Kipling was a piece of racist, imperialist trash.

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I got slut-shamed on ‘The Bachelor’ — and it was worth it

Did reality TV almost claim another victim? Olivia Caridi can be a sweetheart. No, really. At the tender age of 23, the smoking-hot blonde (or is that redundant?) walked away from a blossoming career as a TV newscaster in Virginia, abandoning her comfort zone to publicly humiliate herself in a search of true love, cheap fame and great clothes.

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Inside CBS’ Bid to Bolster ‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert’

Stephen Colbert’s name is on the title of his program, so it’s no surprise he has a lot to do with every aspect of  CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” At times, however, his involvement in the show’s minutiae has become a problem — one that the host himself has lampooned on the air.

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