Celebrity News for August 3, 2016


“Straight Outta Compton” star Jason Mitchell — who played Eazy-E — is under investigation for allegedly attacking a woman in a fancy Boston hotel. Law enforcement sources tell us they got called to The Ritz early Monday when an 18-year-old woman claimed Mitchell got rough. According to the report, obtained by TMZ, she told police the actor grabbed her arms, threw her to the ground by her hair, called her a bitch and then fled.

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Patton Oswalt marks 102 days of grief with emotional post

Patton Oswalt may still be stuck in the throes of grief following the sudden passing of his wife earlier this year, but he hasn’t lost hope. “102 days at the mercy of grief and loss feels like 102 years and you have s–t to show for it,” the comedian, 47, wrote in an essay published to his Facebook page late Monday night.

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Nick Cannon’s romance with TLC’s Chilli is heating up

Nick Cannon and TLC’s Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas are getting closer. A source tells us the pretty R&B crooner Chilli is smitten and that they’ve already met each other’s families. “They’ve been seeing each other for about two months,” said our insider. “She really likes him and they’re spending a lot of time together. She’s beaming all the time. She’s met his friends and family. Everyone approves.”

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No one wants to date Zac Efron

Poor Zac Efron can’t get a date. “Dating is something I’ll never be able to do. As in the dictionary definition of dating, because one way or another I’ve impacted that person’s life and they’ll soon realize it. A date has to be very long to dispel whatever people think about me,” the hunky “Baywatch” star, 28, lamented to the Times.

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Anton Yelchin’s Parents File Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Fiat Chrysler

The parents of the late “Star Trek” movie actor Anton Yelchin sued Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for negligence and product liability on Tuesday over the rollaway crash of a Jeep Grand Cherokee that killed their son. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, is believed to be the first wrongful death complaint linked to the Fiat Chrysler recall in April of more than 1.1 million cars and SUVs because of vehicles that roll away after drivers exit them.

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Maya Angelou’s Harlem home sells for record-breaking $4 million

Maya Angelou’s Harlem brownstone has sold for $4,075,000 — or $1,138.58 per square foot. That’s a colossal price for a Harlem residential property, according to listing agent Valon Nikci of Link NY Realty. The property hit the market in January asking $5.1 million. “The home is a record breaker, being the most expensive single-family home per square foot sold in Harlem,” Nikci says.

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Terrence Howard is being sued by former manager

A new lawsuit against actor Terrence Howard claims the “Empire” star was in jeopardy of being fired from the hit Fox series. Howard’s ex-reps at Authentic Talent and Literary Management are suing him for breach of contract in LA Superior Court, claiming that the actor owes “several hundreds of thousands” in commissions from the series.

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Ellie Kemper welcomes first child

Ellie Kemper and husband Michael Koman are proud parents. The couple have welcomed their first child, People confirmed Monday. While reps for Kemper, 36, and Koman did not reveal the name or sex of their bundle of joy, actor Tituss Burgess, who stars alongside Kemper in the “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” revealed the actress gave birth to a baby boy.

Margot Robbie says Prince Harry is a good texter

Margot Robbie thinks it’s no big deal that she’s text buddies with Prince Harry. “He’s pretty quick on text actually,” Robbie, 25, told “Extra” this week. “Unlike me — I write back four days later, weeks later sometimes.” As for how they met, Robbie told E! News, “Well, he’s friends with Cara [Delevingne]. They’ve know each other for years, and we met through friends.”

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Why this ‘Bachelorette’ couple won’t make it to the altar

Hate to break it to you, #BachelorNation, but JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers aren’t destined to say “I do.” On Monday’s season finale of “The Bachelorette,” the couple was all smiles as they took the stage for the first time as an engaged couple on the “After the Final Rose” special, but those plastered-on happy faces hide the ongoing issue plaguing their relationship: its lack of authenticity.

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Butt injections are Kim Zolciak’s booty secret

Another day, another selfie from Kim Zolciak. On Monday, the “Don’t Be Tardy” star Instagrammed her doctor permanently erasing cellulite from her derriere. “I’m so excited to share with you something I just learned from the incredible @simonourianmd1 I went to see what he could do about these couple of dimples (really cellulite) on my butt cheeks and he got rid of them permanently,” Zolciak shared.

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Vanilla Ice loses cool at airport after missing flight

Vanilla Ice suffered a meltdown at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Monday. The ’90s rapper, 48, was recorded by a bystander shouting at a Delta employee because he missed his flight from the Peach State to Nebraska, where he held a concert Monday night.

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Google’s elite sickened after David Blaine swallows live frog

Google’s elite “Camp” has returned to Sicily, Italy — and the collected Masters of the Universe were stunned to see David Blaine swallow a live frog during one session. The most exclusive conference in tech, called simply “The Camp,” is back for a third year, and VIP guests at the invite-only retreat hosted by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin were treated to a performance by Blaine, who spit up, then re-swallowed, the unlucky frog.

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