DR. LUKE SONY’S STILL GOT MY BACK IN KESHA WAR
Dr. Luke’s legal war with Kesha is NOT going to cost him his job with Sony and, in fact, his relationship with execs there is “excellent” … according to his team. Dr. Luke’s attorney tells TMZ there is no truth to a report that the record label was dumping him a year early, due to the negative publicity surrounding his battle with Kesha over sexual abuse allegations.
Sony To Reportedly Drop Dr. Luke Amid Legal Battle With Kesha
Sony is expected to end its contract with producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald a year before its expiration, according to The Wrap. Sony will likely terminate the contract due to the growing public pressures the label is facing amid the producer’s legal battle with Kesha. The lawsuit has apparently become “a public relations headache” for the label.
Katt Williams threatened to kill his bodyguard: police
Comedian Katt Williams faced an initial court appearance Wednesday, a day after he was accused of threatening to kill his bodyguard during an attack inside his Georgia home. Williams made the threat while an acquaintance beat the bodyguard with a baseball bat and choked him, apparently because the bodyguard didn’t engage in criminal activity the comedian wanted him to, according to a statement from Hall County sheriff’s Deputy Nicole Bailes.
MANDY MOORE SCORES VICTORY OVER ALLEGED STALKER
The man accused of stalking Mandy Moore — after repeatedly showing up on her doorstep — is now officially on notice to stay away … or else. Moore was granted a 3 year restraining order Wednesday morning against Salahudin Moultaali. The order says Moultaali must remain 100 yards away from Mandy, her home, vehicles and anywhere she’s working.
JUSTIN BIEBER DRINK AND DITCH … On Pricey Scotch Tab
Justin Bieber is not as smooth as Tennessee whiskey — or scotch for that matter — because he bailed on a $130 bar tab after a heated exchange that nearly turned into a bar brawl. Justin kicked off his tour in Seattle Wednesday night, but on Sunday night he and 7 pals hit up The Whisky Bar and ordered a round of shots.
Get this — Justin Bieber plans to settle down by age 30
He may not be there yet, but Justin Bieber is looking forward to the time when his idea of a good time is a quiet night at home. “I’d love to be settled down by the age of 30,” the soon-to-be-formerly-bratty pop star, 22, recently told Glamour.
BRADLEY COOPER & IRINA SHAYK FINALLY MAKE IT OFFICIAL
Bradley Cooper and his supermodel girlfriend Irina Shayk aren’t hiding their relationship anymore … in fact, they’re swapping spit for all to see. Bradley and Irina finally made their red carpet debut as a couple Tuesday night at the L’Oreal Red Obsession Party in Paris.
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin expecting third child in three years
Just nine months after welcoming son Rafael, Alec and Hilaria Baldwin have announced they’re expecting another baby boy this fall. “Ireland, Carmen, Rafael, Hilaria and I are excited to share with you that we are going to have another little addition to our family,” the actor wrote on Instagram Wednesday.
Why studios are hooked on box-office poison like Chris Pine
Back in 1938, an exasperated theater owner named Harry Brandt coined the term “box office poison’’ for a trade journal jeremiad about a group of Hollywood stars “whose dramatical [sic] ability is unquestioned, but whose box office draw is nil.’’ Among the names he dropped: Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Mae West, Joan Crawford, Katharine Hepburn and Fred Astaire.