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NICK GORDON MAY HAVE BEEN PAID FOR GRIEVING FOOTAGE AT BOBBI KRISTINA'S GRAVE
Photos and video footage of Nick Gordon visiting the grave of his ex-girlfriend, Bobbi Kristina Brown, made the rounds earlier this week and it is rumored that got paid for his grief.
According to Page Six, Nick earned a $40,000 paycheck for the photos and video of his visit. The money will reportedly go toward his legal defense in the wrongful-death suit that has been filed against him. Cameras captured Nick holding bouquets of roses above the gravesite, kissing Bobbi Kristina's tombstone, taking cellphone pictures of it, and breaking down in tears.
- Nick visited Fairview Cemetery in New Jersey on August 17th and photographers had allegedly camped out for two days waiting to document the scene.
- The photos ran in National Enquirer and the video aired on Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday (August 26th.)
- A rep for Nick claims that rumors about his payment are total lies.
- Nick was banned from her funeral and burial services.
- He is facing a $10 million civil suit from Bobbi Kristina's conservator.
JENNIFER LAWRENCE GOT KRIS JENNER AS A BIRTHDAY GIFT FROM FRIENDS
Jennifer Lawrence is such a Kardashian superfan that she got Kris Jenner as a gift for her birthday this year. The Hunger Games star turned 25 back on August 15th and a photo of her with Kris went viral which she recently explained to the New York Times.
She told the newspaper, "My two best friends planned a surprise birthday party with a big surprise within the surprise. Kris Jenner comes out holding my cake, which is a pile of s**t, with a sign that says, 'Happy Birthday You Pile of S***.' My knees buckled." Jennifer continued, "It was the closest I've ever come to losing consciousness. I had no idea. I'd never met her before, but we've always watched Keeping Up With the Kardashians. And then Kris Jenner and I sang 'Build Me Up Buttercup' on karaoke and took that picture.
JENNIFER GARNER IS HAVING SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT HER LIVING SITUATION WITH BEN AFFLECK
Jennifer Garner is reportedly having some doubts about letting Ben Affleck live on her property. People magazine is reporting that she is questioning the arrangement following in light of the allegations that he had a fling with their former nanny.
A source explained, "Jen will always make sure that Ben spends as much time with the kids as he wants, but she is rethinking their living situation. She can't stand the situation Ben has put her and the kids in." Another insider claims that things between them are actually on the mend saying, "They are thinking about the housing situation together and continue to work on the relationship. Any family going through a split hurts. They are in a much better place now. Jen is being smart and not putting too much pressure on herself right now. When she comes back to L.A., she will take things day by day."
LEA MICHELE SPEAKS ON FINDING LOVE AFTER CORY MONTEITH
Lea Michele has found love again following the death of her Glee co-star and boyfriend, Cory Monteith. She appears in the October issue of Flare magazine where she opens up about rebuilding her life following Cory's death.
Lea tells the magazine, "I wanted to make sure that I was okay with me, feeling strong and feeling happy on my own. I didn't want anybody to fill any holes for me -- that sounds sexual! I wanted to make sure that I was a whole person again and that no one was coming into my life to put me back together. I needed to do that on my own. I worked very, very, very hard and I got back to that place where I was genuinely happy and strong and ready to live again and see the world and, you know, bring in more beautiful experiences. And that's when someone miraculously came into my life."
- Lea has been dating Matthew Paetz since they met on the set of her "On My Way" music video back in April of 2014 and they moved in together that September.
- Cory died on July 13th, 2013.
COPS SHUT DOWN JERRY SEINFELD'S LEMONADE STAND: An angry East Hampton resident called the cops to shut down a lemonade stand set up by Jerry Seinfeld and his family last week. According to local news website 27East.com, the stand was set up to raise money for Jessica Seinfeld's charity, Baby Buggy, but the neighbor was upset about the traffic it was creating in the neighborhood. Jessica shared a photo of Jerry, their son Julian, and his friends as the posed with their hands on their heads prepared to surrender. The family was told to shut it down and warned that the village code did not permit lemonade stands and other forms of peddling on its property.
WES BENTLEY WAS RECRUITED FOR SCIENTOLOGY: Wes Bentley was on the road to stardom after his role in American Beauty but his career took a nosedive because of his struggles with addiction and scientologists reportedly tried to intervene. A friend of the actor revealed to Radar Online that members of the religion attempted to recruit Wes while he was at his low point. The source said, "Shortly after his first marriage to Jennifer Quanz fell apart, solely because of his drug abuse, he was being heavily recruited into Scientology as a means to kick the drugs." The insider continued, "He counts his blessings and he's thankful he wasn't sucked into Scientology. Wes says it's a miracle he wasn't drawn in because he was so out of it that anyone could have taken advantage of him. He thought it was disgusting how after his arrest in 2008 they descended on him like vultures, right when he was at his most vulnerable. He has no beef with the church, but he does have a problem with its methods." Wes ultimately became sober on his own and is now a husband and father of two.
JUDGE JOE BROWN IS DOING JAIL TIME: Former TV star Judge Joe Brown has turned himself into police custody to carry out five days in jail. Joe is being punished for contempt of court stemming from a case in March 2014 when he was acting as a lawyer for someone negotiating child support. According to TMZ, Joe flipped out and caused a scene when the court clerk did not have any record of the case. His show ran on CBS from 1998 to 2013 and can still be seen in syndication.
DONALD TRUMP PROVES HIS HAIR IS REAL: Donald Trump held a press conference in South Carolina on Thursday (August 27th) where he put to rest the rumor that he wears a toupee. He was discussing how an L.A.-area radio host has taken to calling him "El hombre del peluquin" which means "the man of the toupee" when he told the crowd, "I don't wear a toupee. It's my hair. I swear." He then called a woman on stage to prove it and said, "We're gonna settle this. You have to do an inspection here, this is getting crazy. Just real quick. We don't want to mess it up too much because I do use hair spray." The volunteer confirmed Trump's word saying, "Yes, I believe it is."
HOUSE USED ON 'THE O.C.' IS UP FOR SALE: Anyone with a spare $6.25 million could own the ultimate piece of TV memorabilia. The house used for the exterior shots on Fox's The O.C. as the Cohen residence is on the market. It is actually located in Malibu rather than Newport and includes six bedrooms, six baths, a chef's kitchen, a pool, and a spa. The property is 6,376 square-feet.Click here to listen to: DONALD TRUMP ON HIS HAIR
The 007 star reveals in the new issue of DuJour that he enjoys hit the bar scene as much as anyone else but can't afford to let a hangover mess with him on set the next day. Daniel adds, "There's this thing called Pedialyte. It's basically a diuretic; you give it to kids who are dehydrated. If you wake up in the morning and you've got one of those on standby and you down the whole lot...you can carry on drinking! I was told that's what Mark Wahlberg swears by. It's the difference between life and death as far as I'm concerned."
SPIKE LEE TO RECEIVE HONORARY OSCAR: Spike Lee will be receiving an honorary Oscar at this year's Governors Awards on November 14th. Members of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted this week to honor Spike along with Gena Rowlands. They will also be giving the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Debbie Reynolds. Spike has been nominated for Oscars twice before -- once for 1989's Do the Right Thing and for the 1997 documentary 4 Little Girls.
TBS RENEWS 'AMERICAN DAD': Fans of American Dad will get to enjoy the animated comedy for at least two more years. TBS has renewed it for a 12th and 13th season. Each season will consist of 22 episodes. Season 11 is set to air in early 2016.
AMAZON NABS 'GALAXY QUEST' SERIES: A series based on the 1999 film Galaxy Quest is in development at Amazon. The show will be written by the Robert Gordon who also worked on the movie. There are no actors currently attached to the project and it is unclear if any of the stars of the original will return. The cast included Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell, Enrico Colantoni, and Justin Long.
BIG RATINGS FOR NBC'S 'CARMICHAEL SHOW': NBC's new sitcom, Carmichael Show, premiered on Wednesday night (August 26th) to the highest viewership the network has seen for a new summer comedy in eight years. 4.8 million viewers tuned in but only 4.1 million stuck around for a second episode that also aired. Carmichael Show stars comedian Jerrod Carmichael along with Loretta Devine and David Alan Grier.
'HANNIBAL' ACTOR IN THE RUNNING FOR 'DOCTOR STRANGE': Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen is in talks to take on the villain role in Marvel's Doctor Strange. He would be joining the previously cast Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. The movie is slated for release on November 4th, 2016.