Lauer-Morales affair rumors rock ‘Today’
Natalie Morales is denying rumors an alleged affair between her and fellow “Today” anchor Matt Lauer is one of the reasons why she decided to jump ship to head to “Access Hollywood.” Lauer and Morales strongly deny any inappropriate relationship, but one source told us, “There’s speculation it’s one of the reasons why she’s moving . . . Matt didn’t want to work with her.” Lauer was once one of Morales’ biggest supporters at NBC. But now, “There’s an awkwardness between Matt and Natalie . . . He protected her for a long time and now it seems like something has gone awry,” added an insider.
J.Lo tweets and deletes ‘All Lives Matter’
Is Jennifer Lopez getting political? On Tuesday, Lopez, 46, tweeted and minutes later deleted a photo of her performing with Lin-Manuel Miranda which she hashtagged, “#LoveMaketheWorldGoRound #AllLivesMatter.” Despite her deleting the tweet, eagle-eyed Twitter users were quick to call the singer out.
TYRESE: #BLACKLIVESMATTER MADE ME DECLARE PEACE WITH MY EX
Tyrese has buried the hatchet in his custody war with ex-wife Norma, and he says the catalyst for peace was the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Tyrese tells us last week’s horrendous events had a huge impact on both of them, and they had a long, heartfelt talk for the first time in memory … about all the hatred in this country. They realized by waging war with each other, they were part of the problem. Tyrese feels strongly … black families need to band together, and the place to start is home.
Lamar Odom Reportedly Removed From Flight For Vomiting And Intoxication
Lamar Odom was reportedly kicked off a plane Monday night for intoxication, according to TMZ. Sources told the website that the former NBA player was visibly drunk, vomiting in the bathroom of the plane as well as on himself before he was removed from the redeye bound for New York. The latest incident follows a series of reports that Odom’s estranged wife, Khloe Kardashian, kicked him out of the house she had rented for him while he recovered from his October hospitalization.
TAYLOR SWIFT SECRETLY WROTE ‘THIS IS WHAT YOU CAME FOR’ AND Calvin ‘Disrespected’ Her
Taylor Swift really is the creative brains behind Calvin Harris’ monster hit “This is What You Came For,” and their relationship fell apart because he disrespected her when the song was released … this according to sources connected with Taylor. It’s a fascinating story. We’ve learned an early fan rumor about the song is true, but to a deeper extent than anyone suspected. During their relationship, Taylor wrote the song, sat down at a piano and did a demo into her iPhone. She sent it to Calvin, who loved it. They both went into a studio and did a full demo with Taylor on vocals and Calvin doing the beat.
Taylor Swift is Forbes’ highest-paid celebrity
There’s no “Blank Space” in Taylor Swift‘s bank account. The singer-songwriter tops Forbes’ annual list of the 100 highest-paid celebrities with $170 million. Swift is ahead of fellow chart-topping pop stars Adele at No. 9 with $80.5 million,Madonna at No. 12 with $76.5 million, Rihanna at No. 13 with $75 million and Katy Perry at No. 63 with $41 million.
Taylor Swift Shows Everyone’s In Her Squad With Visit To Children’s Hospital
Welcome to Australia! Taylor Swift stopped by Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane on July 12 to take some super sweet selfies with a few surprised fans. And by the looks of the photos that popped up on social media after her visit, these kiddos from down under were over the moon that the “1989” songstress swung to make them smile.
Tom Hanks’ mother dies
Tom Hanks bid a sad farewell to his mother, Janet Marylyn Frager, on Tuesday. He announced her passing via Instagram with a portrait captioned, “This beauty? My mom. She was the difference in many lives. Many lives. We say goodbye to her today. Safe crossing, mom! Hanx.” She was reportedly 84 years old.
Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk’s lame excuse for on-camera spat
Blame allergies for making Irina Shayk cry, not Bradley Cooper. After cameras caught supermodel Shayk, 30, wiping what appeared to be tears from her eyes at Wimbledon on Sunday, Cooper, 41, came under fire for allegedly making her upset. But sources close to the pair told TMZ the brunette bombshell was battling a bad case of allergies.
The Hollywood Vampires will temporarily go on without Joe Perry
The Hollywood Vampires will resume their tour Tuesday night without ailing Joe Perry, who is planning to return to the stage at a later date. A representative for the band said that Perry “will rejoin his fellow Vampires onstage again soon.” Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper also are members of the band, which is scheduled to play at the Fraze Pavilion in Kettering, Ohio, on Tuesday.
Jennifer Aniston goes after ‘bulls–t’ tabloids in furious blog post
After another month of speculation as to whether or not she is pregnant, Jennifer Aniston is ready to take on her arch-nemesis, the celebrity industrial complex, yet again. “For the record, I am not pregnant,” the former “Friends” star wrote in a blog post for the Huffington Post on Tuesday. “What I am is fed up. I’m fed up with the sport-like scrutiny and body shaming that occurs daily under the guise of ‘journalism,’ the ‘First Amendment’ and ‘celebrity news.’”
RICH HOMIE QUAN SO SORRY I DISSED BIGGIE
Rich Homie Quan is pleading for forgiveness after his Biggie disaster during the VH1 “Hip Hop Honors.” The rapper says, “I assure you that I never intended to disrespect Biggie Smalls. I have long respected his work and his contribution to the rap game.”
A Strange Twist In The Suge Knight Case: Jailhouse Snitch Turns On Detectives
A prolific jailhouse informant who has worked inside county jails here said that he was ordered by a Los Angeles County sheriff to create false testimony surrounding rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight. The informant told Knight’s lawyers that evidence exists, but has been intentionally withheld by law enforcement, that Knight was acting in self-defense when he killed one man and injured another with his truck in Compton, California, last year.
PATRICK SCHWARZENEGGER: I GOT SERIOUS GAME WHEN IT COMES TO CHICKS
Patrick Schwarzenegger’s model GF, Abby Champion, was a slam dunk, at least according to him. We got Miley’s ex saying goodbye to Abby outside the Montage hotel in Bev Hills Monday and asked how he was able to score a supermodel. His answer is clear and cocky.
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott owe $259K in taxes
April may have come and gone, but that hasn’t stopped Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott from getting into some serious tax trouble. The couple has had a $259,108.23 tax lien placed against their property by the state of California,reports “Entertainment Tonight.”
Gwyneth Paltrow called out for being a ‘backstabber’
“Difficult People” creator and showbiz insider Julie Klausner says Hollywood stars only pretend to be pals — and Gwyneth Paltrow is among the phoniest “backstabbers” in Tinseltown. “They pretend that they are [all great friends], but the stuff that is said about people behind the scenes is really terrible,” she told us at a second season premiere of her Hulu show.
Chrissy Teigen defends Kristin Cavallari from mommy critics
Chrissy Teigen has had enough of mommy-shaming. The Sports Illustrated stunner, 30, rushed to defend Kristin Cavallari after the former “Laguna Beach” star was criticized for how skinny her sons looked in a recent Instagram photo.