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BILL COSBY'S LAWYER SAYS CNN IS TRYING TO RUIN COSBY'S REP
Bill Cosby's lawyer Marty Singer has claimed that CNN is trying to ruin the legendary comedian's reputation by doing a special with Beverly Johnson. As previously reported, Johnson has accused Cosby of drugging her at his Brooklyn home in the 1980s. According to TMZ, Singer fired off a letter to CNN president Jeff Zucker saying that they should contact Johnson's ex boyfriend Mark Burk.
Singer said that Burk told CNN reporters that Beverly, "never said a negative statement about Bill Cosby throughout their entire four year relationship." Singer added that "Burk told CNN that to the contrary, Ms. Johnson stated that she was an admirer of Bill Cosby and only said great things about Mr. Cosby."
- Singer has claimed that reporters tried to pressure and manipulate Burk to corroborate with Johnson's claims, but when Burk refused to lie, they decided not to use him for the story. Singer accused the network of being "reckless and malicious." He added,"Accusers are being given a national platform by CNN without first exercising the most rudimentary journalistic investigation as to their claims and motivations."
JOANNA KRUPA AND BRANDI GLANVILLE FEUD ESCALATES
The Real Housewives aren't one big happy family. Former friends Brandi Glanville from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Joanna Krupa of the Real Housewives of Miami are in a full on feud. During a recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live, Glanville insinuated that Krupa's goodies smelled. She said to Andy Cohen, "She's a beautiful girl stunning . . . You can't help that odor situation."
- Over the weekend, Krupa responded. She told TMZ.com, "I think Brandi Glanville is the biggest trailer trash woman out there . . . She needs to get a life. First of all I'm happily married. I'm sorry if you're so pathetic that your husband left you . . . she's trailer trash. That's what she is."
- She added, "Obviously she so obsessed with me, she can't stop talking about me . . . Stop putting injections in your cheeks. You're never be eastern European. . . You can try to be me but you're never gonna be me b***h."
- Glanville tried to apology later. She said via Twitter, "@joannakrupa I'm sorry I'm sure you smell as beautiful as you look! I won't joke about it again."
KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN AND KHLOE KARDASHIAN NEWS
KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN REVEALS BABY'S NAME
Kourtney Kardashian took to Instagram to share a photo of her baby and to announce the baby's name. Kardashian wrote, "Madly in love with my little Reign Aston Disick"
- The reality star gave birth to the boy on December 14th. Kardashian and her partner, Scott Disick, have a five year-old named Mason Disick and 2 year-old named Penelope Disick.
KHLOE DENIES SHE KICKED ROB OUT
After reports surfaced on Friday, December 19th, that Khloe Kardashian had evicted her brother, Rob Kardashian, from her house, the reality star took to Twitter to set the record straight. She tweeted, "One of the best things about my house is that my brother lives with me . . . I would never kick him out."
- She added, "I've begged for him to live with me. So until HE wants to leave . . . this is his home. #ByeHaters #StopWiththeBS."
ADAM SANDLER LATEST STAR BLASTED IN LEAKED SONY EMAILS
Comedian Adam Sandler is the latest star to find out how the execs at Sony really felt about him. In the latest round of leaked emails, Sandler was blasted by the studio executives for demanding $200 million for a film project. Sony executive Amy Pascal called the actor an a**hole in an email.
- Sandler pissed executives off with his behavior during the making of the animated movie, Hotel Transylvania 2, and his aggressive push for an adaptation of the board game Candyland. Following a pitch meeting where Sandler tried to get $200 million to make the Candyland project, Columbia pictures honcho Hannah Minghella sent an email to Pascal.
- Pascal responded, "Adam is an a**hole and this is more his fault than anyone’s but what we did was not communicate with each other and make assumptions . . . Maybe I didn’t pay attention when you were telling me what I was walking into but it also comes from . . . no one taking responsibility and I mean myself as it is my responsibility to let you guys know what I want to breath life into."
- Doug Belgrad, president of Sony motion picture group also chimed in on the email chain. He wrote, "You said yourself that Adam was gonna be angry and . . . you couldn’t fix what was really bothering him . . . that he isn’t the guy he once was and nobody can make that better for him."
KRIS JENNER PLANS TO KEEP THE JENNER LAST NAME FOR NOW
Kris Jenner's divorce from Bruce Jenner is official and will be finalized after a mandatory six month waiting period on March 23rd, 2015 but the former couple was able to remain friends throughout the process. During an interview for E! News, Jenner explained that it's all good. Kris Jenner said, "Things are really good . . . I mean, it's kind of surprising, and we work together, and we talk all the time and he'll be there on Christmas. We're still family."
- Jenner also addressed whether or not she'd be reverting to her former Kardashian last name. She said, "I have two kids with the last name Jenner, so I think that would be weird. Like, 'oh guys, I'm changing it back to Kardashian.' I think I'm just gonna leave it alone for now and enjoy. I'm fine. I'm good."
SNOOKI SAYS THE FIRE IS STILL BURNING IN HER BEDROOOM
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi got married this year and welcomed her second child but the pint sized reality star shared that her sex life is as good as ever. On her personal website, Polizzi wrote, "We still have a sex life . . . But I just started birth control so I'm waiting for it to kick in before we do it again."
- The Jersey Shore star added that she and her husband, Jionni LaValle, are just more patient about when they do it. She explained, "I don't make any loud noises . . . We do it at night when the kids are sleeping because Lorenzo, their 16-month-old son, will walk in and just stare at us."
- Fans may notice that the couple seldom argues on screen and that is by design. Snooki explained, "If anything bad happens to me and Jionni, we are not taping it . . . I don't like negative energy. I love everything positive and butterflies . . . and zombies."
IS RICHARD SIMMONS MISSING?: Friends are concerned about Richard Simmons because he hasn't been seen publicly since January 11th. He also hasn't visited his exercise studio in six months. Attempts to reach the star have been thwarted by his housekeeper. Friends also noticed that they're aren't any Christmas decorations up at his Hollywood Hills home. According to his reps, Simmons has been depressed due to a knee injury so he's keeping a low profile.
MIKE MYERS RETURNS TO 'SNL': Mike Myers returned to Saturday Night Live and reprised his Austin Powers role of Dr. Evil. During the spoof, Dr. Evil gave the GOP some advice. He said, "It's easy to kill a movie, just move it to January." Amy Adams hosted the show which featured performances by One Direction.
TOM BROKAW SAYS CANCER IS IN REMISSION: NBC News correspondent Tom Brokaw announced back in February that he had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma in August of 2013. On Sunday, December 21st, NBC posted a letter from the 74 year-old journalist that read, "A year ago, my future was more uncertain than I cared to acknowledge but now I face the New Year with very encouraging news . . . The cancer is in remission and I will shortly go on a drug maintenance regimen to keep it there."
LAVERNE COX GETS CHRISTMAS CARD FROM BEYONCE: Orange Is The New Black star Laverne Cox was super excited when she received a card from Beyonce. Cox said via Instagram, "So when I opened this holiday card a few days ago and read Love @Beyonce I literally fell to the floor . . . I was on the floor of my apartment. I have witnesses."
KRISTEN BELL AND DAX SHEPARD WELCOME SECOND CHILD: On Friday, December 19th, Kristen Bell took to Instagram to announce the arrival of her second daughter. She wrote, "The estrogen has now hit critical mass! Good luck, @daxshepard1. And welcome to the world DELTA BELL SHEPARD :)"
'HOBBIT' TOPS WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies topped the weekend box office with $56.2 million. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and Annie rounded out the Top Three with $17.3 million and $16.3 million respectively. Exodus: Gods and Kings came in at Number 4 with $8.1 million and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay landed at Number Five with $7.8 million.
MUHAMMAD ALI HOSPITALIZED WITH PNEUMONIA: Muhammad Ali, 72, was hospitalized on Saturday, December 20th, with a mild case of pneumonia. A rep released a statement that said, "Muhammad Ali, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, is being treated by his team of doctors and is in stable condition . . . He was admitted earlier this morning and because the pneumonia was caught early, his prognosis is good with a short hospital stay expected . . . At this time, the Muhammad Ali family respectfully requests privacy . . . No further details are being released at this time."
SONY HIRES REAL LIFE OLIVIA POPE: Sony has hired Judy Smith, the crisis expert who Olivia Pope's character is modeled after, to handle their hacking crisis.
LARRY HAGMAN'S ESTATE HIT WITH A LAWSUIT: John Castonia was hired to manage Larry Hagman's career when he returned to television to appear in TNT's Dallas. According to Castonia, he signed a guaranteed contract for $2500 a week for seven months. Unfortunately Hagman died after the first three months, so Castonia is suing his estate for the remaining $42,500.
MOVIE ABOUT FORMER ATLANTIC PRES IN WORKS: A movie about Jerry Greenberg, who at 32 years-old, became the youngest president of Atlantic Records, is being shopped to cable and TV outlets. He worked with AC/DC, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Aretha Franklin.