BOBBY BROWN: NICK GORDON CULPRIT In Deaths of Whitney, Bobbi Kristina
Bobby Brown made it clear … he believes Nick Gordon is responsible for the deaths of Whitney Houston and Bobbi Kristina. Brown appeared on “20/20” Tuesday night and told Robin Roberts only one person was present when both his ex-wife died and his daughter suffered her fatal injury … and he says it’s not a mystery at all. Nick has always maintained he had nothing to do with either death, and his lawyer, Jose Baez, tells TMZ, Nick is considering legal action against the publisher of Bobby’s new book.
Amber Heard arrested for attacking ex-girlfriend in 2009
Amber Heard, who has accused estranged husband Johnny Depp of spousal abuse, was slapped with domestic violence charges in 2009 after a fight with her then-girlfriend, according to a report. Heard and Tasya van Ree got into a row on Sept. 14, 2009, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, where she allegedly struck her domestic partner in the arm,TMZ reported. She was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence but the prosecutor declined to move forward with the case because the two were residents of California, not Seattle, the gossip site reported.
Concert promoter sues Jay Z over canceled Rihanna concert
A Nigerian concert promoter is suing Jay Z and his management company for allegedly canceling a Rihanna concert and then refusing to repay a $160,000 deposit. Chris Ubosi says he worked with Roc Nation execs in 2012 to schedule RiRi’s appearance in Lagos in May 2013. Rihanna’s reps agreed to a single, 65-minute performance on May 12, 2013, and Ubosi forwarded Roc Nation $160,000 to secure the date, according to the Manhattan civil suit.
RIHANNA & JAY Z SUEDSHE’S UNFAITHFUL To Fans and My Pockets
3:35 PM PT — A rep for Roc Nation tells TMZ … “Rihanna, Roc Nation nor anyone associated personally or professionally with either party was in contact with this person. Unfortunately this person was scammed. Rihanna nor Roc Nation collected any money for this event.” Rihanna flaked on a show she was scheduled to perform at in Nigeria, even though she’d already received a fat chunk of her payday … according to the guy who booked her for the gig — but Rihanna is claiming BS.Chris Ubosi and his company, Megalectrics, are suing RiRi over a 2013 concert that never happened. Ubosi says he struck a deal with 2 people who claimed to rep Rihanna, as well as her label Roc Nation and Jay Z. Rihanna would get $425,000 to play for 65 minutes.
Rachel Roy flees CFDA awards before Beyoncé’s arrival
Designer Rachel Roy grabbed her place card and left the starry CFDA Fashion Awards dinner beforeBeyoncé ever entered the room as the surprise recipient of the night’s Fashion Icon Award, sources said. Roy sparked a social-media firestorm last month with rumors she was “Becky with the good hair,” a character name-checked in a confessional Beyoncé song about an alleged Jay Z affair. At Monday’s CFDA gala, Roy arrived with model Candice Huffine, whom she dressed, and they posed together for pics on the red carpet.
Despite her greatness, Beyoncé leaves you wanting more
Beyoncé looks to be human despite her perfection and utter professionalism. On Tuesday she began her first of two shows at Citi Field over an hour late, and robots are on time, right? She also appeared to sweat during the two-hour concert. This was reassuring because Beyoncé’s post-“Lemonade” Formation Tour is incredibly polished. Visually this is as good as it gets, starting with a gigantic rotating multi-story cube on which live closeups are projected, along with arty videos and cute footage of the star as a kid.
Ellen DeGeneres Is Being Sued Over A Breast Joke
Talk about indecent exposure. Ellen DeGeneres is facing a lawsuit from a Georgia woman who claims she experienced emotional distress after the talk show host featured her real estate advertisement on a segment called “What’s Wrong With These Signs“ in February 2016. DeGeneres joked about the sign reading “Titty Pierce” during the segment, though the defendant, Titi Pierce, pronounces her name as “Tee Tee” and claims that no one has ever mispronounced her name as “Titty” in “her 35 years of life,” according to the lawsuit.
Arson attempt at Kardashians’ LA boutique
Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives are investigating a suspected arson attempt at the West Hollywood DASH clothing boutique owned by the Kardashian sisters. Lt. Edward Ramirez says a witness reported seeing a man throw a flaming object through the front window of the store on Melrose Boulevard late Monday. The store was closed at the time. Ramirez says the boutique did not catch fire and there was no damage to any property inside. Investigators say the object hurled through the window was heavy and wrapped in fabric.
G-EAZY: MY BIRTHDAY HAD WEED, YG, STRIPPERS… But Mostly Weed
Imagine a party with 300 rolled joints, cake pop edibles, jars of weed, and Pamela Anderson rolling on the grass: Welcome to G-Eazy’s 27th birthday bash!!! The rapper celebrated at a sick crib in Malibu over the weekend, and the catering was the talk of the night. Think birthday buds and edibles, lots of them courtesy of Kush Kakery — yes, Cali has weed bakeries. And if guests like PartyNextDoor, YG, Ryan Phillippe, Pia Miaand Pam got the munchies … the In-N-Out truck had that covered.
‘COMMISH’ STAR THERESA SALDANA DEAD AT 61
Actress Theresa Saldana who played the commissioner’s wife on ’90s cop drama “The Commish” and was the victim in a highly-publicized stabbing has died … TMZ has learned. Saldana had been hospitalized with an unknown illness and died Monday at Cedars-Sinai … according to a member of her family. The actress made headlines in 1982 after being stabbed by a deranged fan outside her L.A. home.
MICHAEL LOHAN PUTS A PLUG IN IT
Micheal Lohan’s head looked like a lunar nightmare after getting hair plugs, but in the end it actually took pretty well. The post-surgery results are scary … it looks like the Moon or Mars with a ring of hair.
Meryl Streep’s most Oscar-worthy role yet
Meryl Streep can transform into just about any character from Julia Child to the Queen — but on Monday night, she channeled her inner Donald Trump. The three-time Oscar winner donned the Republican nominee’s signature coif, a fat suit, an extra-long red tie and orange makeup to perform a rendition of Cole Porter’s “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” at the Public Theater Gala in Central Park.
Chewbacca Mom gets college scholarships for her whole family
The “Chewbacca Mom” has 420,000 more reasons to laugh now! Candace Payne went from being a stay-at-home mom to a viral sensation banking nearly half-a-million dollars in gifts, trips and even scholarships for her kids in less than a month, according to TIME Money. The 37-year-old Texas mom of two nearly broke the Internet when she went on Facebook Live on May 19 and giddily unwrapped a plastic Chewbacca mask in a Kohl’s parking lot.
Hobo LaBeouf shuffles around New Orleans
Shia LaBeouf‘s latest role is a disheveled camper. The former child star was spotted looking more like a hobo than a Hollywood star over the weekend in New Orleans, the latest stop on his #TakeMeAnywhere project. Dressed in a ratty blue T-shirt, cuffed slacks and tan boots, a bearded LaBeouf, 29, toted a backpack stuffed with an umbrella and tennis racquets and had a cigarette in hand.
‘Game of Thrones’ is becoming a pricey soap opera
(Warning: Spoilers galore!)
“Game of Thrones” is the only show on television where the audience actually hopes to see its favorite characters die. Ever since Ned Stark (Sean Bean) — once thought to be the show’s leading man — was offed at the end of the first season, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss and George R.R. Martin have fed their viewers’ insatiable appetite for blood 10 weeks a year. Beheadings, Red Weddings, poisonings, stabbings, suicides: Taste the macabre rainbow!
‘AGT’ METAL GRANDPA: DROWNING POOL WANTS 82-YEAR-OLD TO JOIN BAND!
82-year-old John Hetlinger just got an offer he can’t refuse … to go onstage with the wildly popular metal group Drowning Pool for an encore performance of “Bodies.” John rocked the audience of “America’s Got Talent” with his rendition, and now Pool guitarist C.J. Pierce is trying to track down the grandpa.
DJ KHALED: MAJOR KEY …NO SHIRT REQUIRED
DJ Khaled is so on his grind … the man can’t even slow down to change his clothes. Khaled was bolting from a music video shoot in Queens with Jay Z when he momentarily went topless … as his entourage helped him with a wardrobe change.