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George H.W. Bush Released from Intensive Care Unit

29 December 2012 2:02 PM, PST

George H.W. Bush was moved out of the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital on Saturday, as his condition improves following what had been described as a "stubborn fever." The 41st President of the United States, who was initially hospitalized with bronchitis and related respiratory ailments last month, had been admitted to the ICU last weekend. Fortunately, the 88-year-old got better in recent days. »

- Daniel Jacobson

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Jennifer Lawrence: ‘I’d Rather Look Chubby On Screen And Like A Person In Real Life’

29 December 2012 9:02 AM, PST

Jennifer Lawrence graces the cover of the new South African Marie Claire, and The Hunger Games star is speaking out again about celebrity weight issues. The actress, who's said in the past that she's considered "obese" by Hollywood standards, tells the magazine that she has no intention of caving to the unrealistic body image promoted in movies. "I'd rather look chubby on screen and like a person in real life," explains Lawrence. »

- Daniel Jacobson

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Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Planning Special Wedding Tattoos?

29 December 2012 7:00 AM, PST

According to Ok!, "When Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt finally take the plunge into matrimony this summer they are going to mark the occasion with something even more lasting than jewelry: They plan to get special tattoos." "They're finalizing designs now, but all they'll say is it will be 'very intimate,'" says a source for the tabloid. But there's allegedly a problem. »

- Daniel Jacobson

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Beyonce Fans to Join Singer On Stage for Super Bowl Halftime Performance

28 December 2012 9:13 AM, PST

Some lucky Beyoncé fans will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to join the singer on stage at her upcoming Super Bowl Xlvii halftime show. On Friday, Pepsi announced a contest in which fans can upload photos of themselves doing some of Beyoncé's signature dance moves. The entries will be used in a brand-new commercial set to air during the game, but 50 contestants — and their plus-ones — will actually get to join the Grammy winner on stage during her performance. »

- Shari Weiss

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Brad Pitt Gets Hair Extensions?

28 December 2012 8:14 AM, PST

"Plenty of successful 49-year-old men get the urge to date women half their age, but not Brad Pitt -- he'd rather look like one!" declares Star. Um, what's this all about? The mag explains, "Just months after getting mocked for his unintentionally hilarious Chanel No. 5 perfume ad, the A-list actor -- who already gets blonde highlights and weekly pedicures -- has debuted a new set of hair extensions that had people whispering behind his back" at a recent premiere. »

- Daniel Jacobson

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Katie Holmes “Raging” at Tom Cruise, In Midst of “Shocking Meltdown”?

27 December 2012 3:00 PM, PST

"Divorce has been no picnic for Katie Homes -- and she's been raging at her ex Tom Cruise during bitter crying jags," claims the National Enquirer. Huh? According to the supermarket tabloid, "the 34-year-old single mom has no man, no close friends and no big Hollywood roles in the pipeline... Meanwhile, her ex-hubby seems to be sitting on top of the world!" »

- Shari Weiss

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Shakira’s Boyfriend Pulls April Fools-Like Baby Birth Prank

27 December 2012 1:15 PM, PST

Shakira's boyfriend Gerard Piqué played quite the prank on Thursday night, claiming on Twitter and Facebook that the couple had welcomed their first child. "Ya ha nacido nuestro hijo! Estamos muy felices! Gracias a todos por vuestros mensajes!" he wrote in Spanish, which translates to "Our son is born! We are very happy! Thank you all for your messages!" Piqué’s message, however, coincided with the Latin American equivalent of April Fool’s Day, and he took to the social networking sites about 10 hours later to reveal that he was just joking. »

- Shari Weiss

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Tab: Khloe Kardashian “Controlled” By Lamar Odom As Marriage “Crumbles”

27 December 2012 10:59 AM, PST

Khloe Kardashian is "controlled" by Lamar Odom as their marriage "crumbles," claims In Touch, which has been wrongly reporting that the couple is doomed for months. The tabloid, which once shamelessly and falsely reported that Kardashian had suffered a miscarriage, now claims that Odom's been "calling all the shots" recently, saying it's "an alarming trend for the Kardashian sister that fans love most for her strength and take-no-prisoners candor." »

- Daniel Jacobson

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Brad Pitt to Pay $10 Million For Angelina Jolie Sex Tape?!

27 December 2012 8:48 AM, PST

Brad Pitt is "ready to shell out a staggering $10 million" to make sure "raunchy photos and a rumored sex tape" starring Angelina Jolie "never see the light of day," according to the National Enquirer. In its latest "world exclusive" (cough), the Enquirer claims there may be a set of previously unseen racy photos featuring Jolie "floating around -- including some involving self-mutilation -- as well as a possible sex tape." »

- Daniel Jacobson

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Patrick Dempsey Attempting to Buy Tully’s Coffee Chain to Save Hundreds of Jobs

26 December 2012 3:15 PM, PST

Patrick Dempsey wants to rescue Tully's Coffee. On Wednesday, the "Grey's Anatomy" actor announced that he's leading a group bidding to buy the troubled Seattle-based company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October. "Grey's Anatomy" is set in Seattle, and Dempsey says that he's eager to help save hundreds of jobs that could be lost if Tully's goes under. »

- Daniel Jacobson

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LeAnn Rimes Headed For “Meltdown,” Says Mag

26 December 2012 2:13 PM, PST

"New Fears for Fragile LeAnn," blares a sensationalized headline from Life & Style, which claims LeAnn Rimes is "on the verge of a meltdown." According to the tabloid, Rimes' "disastrous" "X Factor" duet with Carly Rose Sonenclar is a telltale sign that she's "headed down the same path that led her to check into a treatment facility in August for anxiety and stress." A supposed "source" tells the mag, "Everyone around LeAnn can see how much she struggles." »

- Emily James

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Mag: Suri Cruise Gets $24,000 Playhouse and $9,750 Mercedes For Christmas

26 December 2012 2:10 PM, PST

Katie Holmes spent a fortune on "expensive gifts" for Suri this Christmas, reports the National Enquirer. According to the supermarket tabloid, Holmes and ex-husband Tom Cruise generally spend "$15,000 a month on toys and clothing for Suri," but this Christmas the little girl really scored. The mag claims Suri received, among other gifts, "a spectacular $24,000 Grand Victoria playhouse, which comes complete with running water and electricity" and a "$9,750 kid-size Mercedes automobile." Seriously? »

- Michael Lewittes

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Kim Kardashian Forced to Choose Between Kanye West and Kris Jenner?

26 December 2012 1:07 PM, PST

Ok!’s relentless war on facts-based reporting continues this week with a cover story insisting Kanye West and Kris Jenner are battling for control over Kim Kardashian. The magazine, which recently made false bait-and-switch claims about Kardashian being pregnant with twins and set to wed West in a $20 million ceremony, now says the reality TV star is being forced to choose between her boyfriend and her mom. According to the tabloid, West and Jenner both want to "control her life and career -- which, after all, are essentially one and the same." »

- Daniel Jacobson

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Mila Kunis Has Gained 50 Pounds Since Dating Ashton Kutcher?

26 December 2012 12:40 PM, PST

"When Ashton Kutcher started dating Mila Kunis, he thought he hit the jackpot," begins a piece in Star, "but as the couple's relationship has grown, so has Mila -- to the tune of nearly 50 lbs." The magazine then quotes a so-called "source" as saying, "When they started dating, [Kutcher] thought Mila was one of the hottest girls in the world, but in the eight months or so since they've been together, she's totally let herself go." Seriously? »

- Michael Lewittes

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Robert Pattinson Going to Business School?

26 December 2012 12:03 PM, PST

Robert Pattinson is going back to school, claims the National Enquirer. The tabloid says the Twilight star "wants to shift gears and produce his own movies," and plans to "sharpen his business skills by taking college-level courses on the way to becoming a Hollywood exec." One so-called "close friend" tells the Enquirer that Pattinson has "talked about enrolling in night classes now that his 'Twilight' obligations are over." »

- Daniel Jacobson

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Drew Barrymore & Husband Having “Bad Fights” Over Her Post-Pregnancy Weight?

26 December 2012 11:20 AM, PST

"Will to Drew: Stop Eating For Two!" blares the headline of a piece from Star about Drew Barrymore and her husband Will Kopelman. According to the tabloid, the actress "gained 40 pounds when she was pregnant" with her daughter Olive, and three months later, she's still "gaining weight," which has caused her and Kopelman to have some "pretty bad fights." Really? »

- Michael Lewittes

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Jennifer Lopez $20 Million Extortion Lawsuit Against Former Driver Thrown Out

26 December 2012 9:32 AM, PST

Jennifer Lopez’s $20 million extortion lawsuit against a former driver has been dismissed. A judge has sided with attorneys for Hakob Manoukian, Lopez's onetime chauffeur, who started the legal war by suing the star for wrongful termination and breach of contract, claiming he'd been forced out of the job after Lopez's manager Benny Medina berated him in public and stripped him of certain responsibilities. »

- Daniel Jacobson

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Ben Affleck: “I Am Not Running” For Open Senate Seat in Massachusetts

25 December 2012 1:57 AM, PST

Ben Affleck has ended the speculation as to whether he would be interested in replacing Massachusetts senator John Kerry, who was nominated to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. Although the Argo star and director recently sidestepped the Senate question when pressed by Bob Schieffer on CBS's “Face the Nation,” on Monday Affleck wrote on his Facebook page: "I love Massachusetts and our political process, but I am not running for office." »

- Michael Lewittes

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Niall Horan of One Direction Used For Fake Facebook Charity Scam

24 December 2012 10:33 AM, PST

A prankster cooked up a charity scam by setting up a Facebook page pretending to be Niall Horan of One Direction. The perpetrator promised to donate $100,000 to a children's hospital in exchange for 100,000 "likes" on the social network. But the real Horan was Not behind the page or the pledge -- and One Direction's management is planning to get Facebook to remove the phony scheme. »

- Daniel Jacobson

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Piers Morgan Target of Deportation Petition For Anti-Gun Stance

24 December 2012 6:54 AM, PST

Piers Morgan is the target of a deportation petition created by gun rights activists who are firing back at the CNN host for his on-air comments about gun control following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School earlier this month. The petitioners feel the British host has committed a "hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution" for his views on the Second Amendment. »

- Shari Weiss

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