Celebrity News March 16, 2016


Jared Fogle got a surprise beatdown in federal prison from an inmate who has major issues with child molesters … TMZ has learned. According to docs, Fogle got jumped in the rec yard at Englewood prison in Colorado back on January 29, and it was not much of a fight. An inmate named Steven Nigg pushed Fogle down and then unloaded a barrage of punches to his face.

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Gawker boss says Hulk Hogan sex-tape piece was ‘sweet’ and ‘humanizing’

Gawker publisher Nick Denton insisted in court Tuesday that his website’s raunchy, blow-by-blow description of the Hulk Hogan sex tape was “sweet’’ and “humanizing.” “I thought it was actually a relatively gentle piece under the circumstances … perfectly judged … sweet … human and humanizing,” Denton told Hogan’s lawyer during cross-examination in the pro wrestler’s $100 million invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against him, the website and a former editor.

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12 guns, meth found in ‘Pawn Star’ Chumlee’s home

Police seized a small arsenal of guns, a gallon plastic bag containing marijuana, multiple doses of anxiety medication and a small amount of methamphetamine at the home of the “Pawn Stars” character “Chumlee,” according to an arrest report made public Tuesday. Attorneys for Austin Lee Russell declined to comment on the report, saying they’ll do their talking about the case in a courtroom, not the media.

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Chris Matthews plugged ‘Star Wars’ after JJ Abrams donated to wife’s campaign

MSNBC host Chris Matthews promoted the latest “Star Wars” film on his politically-oriented show after the movie’s director and his spouse contributed to the congressional campaign of Matthews’ wife, Kathleen. But the sandy-haired host of “Hardball,” who took a pledge of transparency when his wife became a candidate last year, never disclosed the $2,000 in donations from J.J. Abrams and Katie McGrath.

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PBS considers cutting Dr. Luke from miniseries

The maker of an upcoming PBS miniseries about groundbreaking pop music says the show is reconsidering scenes with Dr. Luke, the hitmaking producer who the pop star Kesha has accused of rape. The documentary “Soundbreaking” airs this fall and is being screened this week at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin.

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Chris Martin has a private moment with Ariana Grande

Could Ariana Grande team up with Coldplay? A source tells us that Chris Martin pulled Grande aside at Elvis Duran’s radio show Tuesday for a private moment. “He was saying he’d like to work with her,” says the spy.

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‘Extreme Weight Loss’ star found dead

‘Extreme Weight Loss” contestant Rod Durham was found dead in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, over the weekend. He was 52. The high school English teacher, who appeared on the fourth season of the ABC reality series, was discovered by housekeepers in his hotel room, where he reportedly died from diabetic shock.

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Ira Glass hates bugging you for money

Even Ira Glass hates pledge drives. “The pledge drive is awful,” the “This American Life” host said at South By Southwest on Tuesday. “It has everything going against it. It’s repetitive and you’re asking people for money. People don’t like to hear those things.”But as Glass, 55, was quick to note, that’s doesn’t mean they aren’t a necessary evil. In fact, the host’s show owes its existence to them.

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