Kesha’s lawsuit against Sony thrown out
A Manhattan judge has rejected singer Kesha’s claim she was a “slave” to Sony and its top producerDr. Luke. Rejecting the “Tik Tok” singer’s attempt to get out of her recording contract and ruling her rape and “hate crime” claims against her former mentor Dr. Luke are too old and off the mark, Judge Shirley Kornriech tossed most of Kesha’s suit against Sony and the producer. Kesha tried to sever her contract after accusing Dr. Luke, whose real name is Luke Gottwald, of rape, claiming that working with Sony would force her to collaborate with her abuser like a “slave.”
LAPD’s ‘Threat Management’ Squad Opens Investigation Into Actor Charlie Sheen
Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s “threat management” squad have opened a criminal investigation of actor Charlie Sheen, a police spokesman said on Wednesday. Police disclosed little else about the investigation, which the LAPD spokesman, officer Mike Lopez, said began with a complaint lodged against the actor on March 31.
Rob Kardashian is a serial proposer
There’s good reason why the Kardashian family has yet to publicly congratulate Rob Kardashian on his engagement to Blac Chyna. Insiders say the family doesn’t believe this relationship will actually last — like his two previous relationships, reports TMZ. Rob, 29, dated Adrienne Bailon for two years before calling it quits in 2009. The pair were so deep in love, they moved in together, which “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” cameras filmed.
Judge scolds 50 Cent: If you’re broke, stop posting pics of cash
A Connecticut bankruptcy judge told rapper 50 Cent that if he’s pleading poverty, he better start acting like he’s broke. “There is nothing funny going on here. This is all very serious business,” Judge Ann Nevins scolded the rapper, also known as “Fitty,” whose real name is Curtis Jackson.
Notorious B.I.G.’s daughter blasts Diddy
A day after T’yanna Wallace, the daughter of the late Notorious B.I.G., ranted on Twitter that she’d not received tickets to the upcoming Puff Daddy and the Family show that would pay tribute to her father, she seems to have changed her tune. “This bad boy concert is for my dad’s bday but I got NOT ONE TICKET. just wanna point that out,” Wallace, 22, tweeted.
Three hospitalized in Gregg Allman tour bus crash
Gregg Allman’s crew tour bus crashed early Wednesday morning in Jackson County, W. Va, Variety has confirmed. Allman was not on the bus, but three members of the 12-person production team on board were hospitalized in Charleston for minor injuries and released shortly thereafter. Monitor engineer Earl McCoy, production manager Timothy Wright and audio technician Michael Gallun were the individuals injured, CBS affiliate WOWK reports.
‘Sweeney Todd’ razor blade scene goes horribly wrong
A high school musical in New Zealand got a little too real this week when a prop razor used in a throat-slitting scene ended up cutting the necks of two boys and sending them to a local hospital overnight. Students at Saint Kentigern College in Auckland were performing the opening night of Sweeney Todd before parents and other audience members Wednesday when things went badly wrong. Set in Victorian London, the musical depicts a barber who slits his customer’s throats with a razor and uses the bodies to make meat pies.
Victoria’s Secret model quits after being told to lose weight
After being told she needed to lose weight, a model decided to walk away from her deal with Victoria’s Secret. For five years, blond bombshell Erin Heatherton regularly starred in the lingerie company’s fashion shows and catalogues. The former Angel has finally opened up about why she decided to stop modeling for Victoria’s Secret in 2013.
Britney Spears selling $9M Mediterranean mansion
Britney Spears is swapping her estates in Thousand Oaks, CA. Just months after purchasing a $7.4 million Italian-style villa in the mountainside California community, the chanteuse listed herformer five-bedroom home for $9 million.
Hugh Jackman wants last ‘Wolverine’ film to be the best
Hugh Jackman is feeling pressure to make his last “Wolverine” film the best of the franchise. “They all are [my babies] in a way. I suppose this one has an extra added weight. I only want to go out on top. I only want to go out making the best one,” he told us at Montblanc’s 110th anniversary party on Tuesday. “I feel the weight of the responsibility to me, and to all the fans, to do the definitive ‘Wolverine,’ so in 20 years if my grandkids say, ‘I heard you’re in these movies, which ones should I see?’ I’ll pull out this DVD.”
J.K. Rowling’s chair sells for $394K
The humble chair J.K. Rowling sat on while writing the first two books of the Harry Potter series was auctioned in New York City on Wednesday for $394,000. An anonymous private collector made the winning bid, Heritage Auctions said.