Josh Brolin and Diane Lane are getting divorced after eight years of marriage. Josh and Diane met in 2002, the were introduced by Josh's stepmother Barbra Streisand. They got married in August of 2004. Four months later, Josh was arrested for domestic violence. His rep called it a "misunderstanding", and Diane didn't press charges. Josh has been arrested a couple times since, for drunken debauchery that did NOT involve Diane.
This is pretty cool. Richard Branson…head of the Virgin empire…will give about half of his $4 Billion fortune to charity. Branson is the latest one-percenter to sign The Giving Pledge…a movement started by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet to encourage billionaires to donate at least half of their money to worthwhile causes. Branson says, quote, "'Stuff' really is not what brings happiness. Family, friends, good health and the satisfaction that comes from making a positive difference are what really matters." He adds that his children…a 31-year-old daughter and a 26-year-old son…are totally on board with this.
So much for Sin City! A source tells In Touch that Britney Spears has been given a strict set of guidelines that she must follow when she moves to Las Vegas for her residency at a still-undetermined venue. “Britney’s absolutely not allowed to gamble, and she can’t bring anyone back to her suite at the casino,” either. Brit can enjoy a little window shopping but she won't have the kind of allowance she’d need for a splurge. “She has limits as to what she can spend. For anything more than that, she needs special permission so there will be no impulse shopping,” In addition, [Britney] has to have a handler or security with her at all times,” which means no alone time for the singer. “She even has a curfew.” They really are going to be monitoring her behavior and moods to make sure she is feeling okay and ready for the hard hours of work she needs to put in each night.
Mel Gibson has committed a cardinal dating sin. Mel was caught trying to pick up women in a bar, but couldn’t stop talking about his ex. A witness said he was “spotted making out with a pretty blonde before moving on to another girl and then moved on to a third girl. He went up to her table and started hitting on her. Then he pulled out his phone and started Googling himself. He was showing her pictures, including ones of his ex… Oksana… the one that looks like Octomom.” If you remember, Oksana got a restraining order against “Mad Max” after she accused him of domestic abuse.
"The 85th Annual Oscars" is this Sunday on ABC. Seth MacFarlane is your host. More music has been added to show, including Jennifer Hudson, who will take part in an all-star tribute to recent movie musicals, including Dreamgirls and Les Miserables, which is up for eight Academy Awards. Previously announced performers include Adele, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand, among others.
So, have you ever wondered about the people who decide the Oscar winners? Do you think they are a diverse group, representing people of all walks of life? Yeah, not so much. According to an LA Times study of Oscar voters, the makeup is 94 percent white and 77 percent male, with a median age of 62 years old. People younger than 50 constitute just 14 percent of Academy voters. Remember that next time your favorite flick doesn't get the Oscar nod you were hoping it would ...
There's a new website called Stereotype.fm, which reveals some very strange connections between music taste, habits, and personality types. For example, they found that R. Kelly fans are most likely to pick their noses when no one is around . . . or admit to it at least. 100% of R. Kelly fans confessed to doing it. The site was put together by the people at Tastebuds.fm and was compiled using survey answers collected from over 100,000 users.
Here are a few other highlights:
Elton John fans are the "most likely to have a tattoo."
Kelly Clarkson fans are the "most likely to have multiple tattoos."
John Mayer fans are the "most likely to claim they have broken someone's heart."
One Direction fans are the "most likely to pee in a pool."
Katy Perry fans are the "least likely to kiss on the first date."
Buble fans are the "most likely to be afraid of spiders."
Journey fans are the "most likely to donate to charity."
INXS fans are the "LEAST likely to get into a fight to save a friend."
Celine Dion fans are the "LEAST likely to own a firearm."
Lil Wayne fans are the "most likely to be prepared for the zombie apocalypse."
Mindy McCready’s former fiancé, Dean Superman Cain is now weighing in on her suicide. People magazine caught up with him and he had a lot to say. Naturally, he was "saddened" by her death and concerned about her kids. And then he got real, saying, quote, "I can't paint too pretty a picture. She would start arguments, start drama. Things weren't allowed to be good. Everything she did was a manipulation of sorts. She would just get combative. She was kind of poisonous. "All her troubles were self-inflicted. She had everything. She was a tremendous talent but everything about it was a waste. I saw all the bad signs and told her to get out."
Don’t be surprised if you’re woken at 3 a.m. by a drunken Lindsay Lohan. Friends say she has a habit of calling them at random hours. Countless times she's misdialed and reached complete strangers. Out of desperation, she's looking for her next fix, or cash to pay her bills. Sadly, Lindsay doesn’t realize (quote) “she smells of desperation and almost everyone is running.” Only her mom, Charlie Sheen, and Ashton Kutcher are willing to front her money. Sources say victims of Lindsay’s drunk dialing include ex-lovers Samantha Ronson, Wilmer Valderrama, and Jared Leto. Though she’s also tried to collect on long-forgotten favors from Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie and Kim Kardashian. They let her calls go to voice mail and delete them without listening to Lindsay's pathetic begging
It's starting to sound like this "Ghostbusters 3" thing is actually going to happen. In an interview yesterday, Dan Aykroyd gave an update. He said, quote, "We're closer than we've ever been… once [the script crosses] my desk we could be on our way fast track. It's closer than we've been in years and I really feel good about it now." Dan was a little coy about the cast, but he did say the movie will be more skewed toward the NEW Ghostbusters. There's no word who'll play them yet. Meanwhile…Dan also dropped some non-"Ghostbusters" scoop: Apparently, Justin Bieber was a jerk when he did "Saturday Night Live" earlier this month.
Interesting performance on American Idol last night. Totally reminded me of an 80's flashback. Like the guy from Dead or Alive. Here's JDA... he got the boot by the way.