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Bravo TV's Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe pleaded guilty to multiple fraud charges on Tuesday. Last year the best selling author pleaded not guilty to the charges but decided to take the plea deal.
Teresa had this to say:
"Today, I took responsibility for a series of mistakes I made several years ago," Teresa said in a statement. "I have said throughout that I respect the legal process and thus I intend to address the court directly at sentencing. I will describe the choices I made, continue to take responsibility for my decisions, and express my remorse to Judge Salas and the public. I am heartbroken that this is affecting my family—especially my four young daughters, who mean more to me than anything in the world. Beyond this, I do not intend to speak specifically about the case outside of court, at the recommendation of my attorney and out of deference to the government and our legal system."
Joe faces a potential sentence of 37 to 46 months in jail and Teresa could get 21 to 27 months. They are scheduled to be sentenced on July 8.
According to E! News:
In July 2013, the Giudices were charged with conspiring to defraud lenders and illegally obtain mortgages and other loans, as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case. The 39-count indictment claimed they committed mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, made false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud. It also charged Joe, 43, with failure to file tax returns from 2004 to 2008, during which time the father of four allegedly earned nearly $1 million.
Four months later, the spouses were indicted on two additional counts of bank and loan application fraud. In February 2014, they petitioned a judge to be tried separately.
Scarlett Johansson is pregnant with her first child. The 29 year old actress is expecting a baby with her fiance/French Jouranlist Romain Dauriac.
This news comes just 6 months after the news broke that the Hollywood bomb-shell was engaged to married for the second time. According to TMZ, the actress is roughly 5 month pregnant.
Scarlett married actor Ryan Reynolds back in 2008 and the two were married for 3 years. The divorce shocked everyone: Ryan married Blake Lively and Scar-jo went on to have a year long love affair with Nate Naylor.
What the heck is wrong with 50 Cents? The rapper has added more fuel to his fiery beef with Diddy and Rick Ross. 50 posted a picture of Diddy and Rick Ross and Diddy and former music executive Steve Stoute with hinting they were gay with this caption:
"I ain't saying nothing, but something ain't right. Lmao." He yanked the pics down a short time later.
Steve Stoute recently appeared in a VH1 documentary about hip hop, in which he dissed 50 cents calling him has-been. 50's feud with Diddy and Rick Ross has been brewing for years.
Umm 50 deleting the picture never gets rid of the evidence. Someone has already copied the pic and post it some where online.
George Lopez was arrested for public intoxication and passing out on the floor of the Caesar Windsor casino. The comedian had performed a show last Friday and afterwards went to the bar for some drinks. Some how the funny man ended up on the floor knocked out from the alcohol. The Ontario Provincial Police arrested Lopez for public intoxication and held him until he sobered up and later released him with out being officially charged.
Lopez issued a statement about the incident through his publicist, saying: “Tied one on last night. Not feeling great this morning. I was trying to sleep it off, unfortunately, it was on the casino floor.”
The following night during his performance Lopez explained what happened and was able to joke about it:
Did Brandy and her fiance Ryan Press call of their engagement? Well, according to different reports the two have called off their engagement indefinitely and are taking some time apart from each other. Rumor has it that the break-up is over pre-nup dispute.
Reports claim the two will continue to work together since the music executive is Brandy's manager. While at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon, the singer/actress kept mum on the subject when asked about her relationship and rumored troubles.
Kim Kardashian was shocked when a guy dropped the n-word on the red-carpet during an interview at the Vienna Ball. The reality star was payed $500,000 to be Richard Lugar's date for the event and lets just say the entire easy money gig went soar.
Some guy was interviewed alongside Kim and when the host asked the guy "if this was the best moment of his life?"
He responded saying it was the best moment ever and went on to say:
"Were going to dance.....were going to wait for N&*gers in Vienna"
Kim Kardashian and her mother Kris Jenner looked stunned but kept awkward smiles on their faces.
Not only did Kim have to deal with that, earlier some guy in black face pretended to be Kanye West. Kim wanted to leave right away but her contract stated she had to stay for a certain amount of time but you bet the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star ran out of their as soon as her time was completed.
Robin Thicke is making public pleads for Paula Patton to take him back. First he told a TMZ reporter that he is trying to win his girl back and now during a concert in Fairfax, Va. the R&B singer pleads again telling fans:
"For y'all who don't know, me and my wife separated but I'm trying to get my girl back. She is a good woman."
But while Robin has no problem letting people know he is the one who caused the problems since he is trying to win her back, Paula posted some cryptic messages on Instagram with the caption picture of a broken heart and the above quotes.
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are engaged. The former That 70's co-stars have decided to take their relationship to the next level a source confirms to People.
"Ashton and Mila have talked about getting married for quite a while," a business source close to Kutcher told PEOPLE in December. Adds another Kutcher pal: "They're incredibly happy together."
Kutcher, 36 and Kunis, 30 have been dating since 2012 but his divorce from now ex. wife Demi Moore was just finalized in November of 2013 because Moore was wanting spousal support and disputing over how their $300 million fortune should be split. back in July a source said Kutcher was "set on proposing [to Mila]" and added that the actor "really wants to marry her and is so annoyed that there [was] still the hold-up with the divorce" from Moore.
Oprah and Snoop Dogg finally meet for the first time. The mogul posted this picture on her Facebook page with the caption:
"Our first meeting. Say WHAAAT??!! #Oscarparty"
Oprah made it known on her talk show back in 2007 how she felt towards rappers who disrespected women in their videos and lyrics and Snoop was on of those rappers on her list that she refused to allow on her show. For those who don't remember Snoop was mad at Oprah for not allowing him to come and speak on her show and tell his side. In an interview he said:
’I don’t like her no more. I really was offended, because I kind of like her. Liked her. I’m very articulate, very intellectual. She didn’t even get a chance to even know me.’
Well, it looks like things are all good between the two. Snoop even posted this picture of him, Oprah and Gayle at the pre-Oscar party with the caption:
Paula Patton makes her first public appearance since the news of her separation from hubby/singer Robin Thicke. The actress with a smile on her face gracefully walked the red-carpet at the IFC Spirit Awards. Even with a broken heart the actress kept her composure while all the media eyes were on her.
R&B singer Robin Thicke and wife/actress Paula Patton have decided to split. The two have released the following joint statement:
"We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time,"the two said in a joint statement released to the media.
Many have speculated for months that the two were having problems from the recent multiple photos of Robin Thicke with other women looking too cozy and rumors of his cheating.
TMZ reports that Paula Patton has had enough and called it quits and that Robin attempted to save their 22 year relationship by canceling a show last Friday and flying to the movie set where Paula is currently working. According to TMZ, Paula said NO to them reconciling.
The couple who everyone adored/admired their love, have dated since they were teens and married back in 2005. They also share a son, Julian who will be 4 in April.
Alec Baldwin says "Good-bye" to public life. The very talented actor says he is done with his public life and ready to retire from Hollywood. Baldwin decided to write an essay told to New York magazine, breaking down his reasons for leaving the public eye and all the negative events that have happened in the media to him.
Here is a snippet (source CNN):
""I'm not a homophobic person at all," he says in the New York magazine essay. "But this is how the world now sees me. I haven't changed, but public life has. ... Now I don't want to be Mr. Show Business anymore."
The former "30 Rock" star says he can no longer enjoy New York the way he once did, now that "everyone has a camera in their pocket," combined with the "predatory photographers and predatory videographers who want to taunt you and catch you doing embarrassing things. (Some proof of which I have provided.) You're out there in a world where if you do make a mistake, it echoes in a digital canyon forever."
As someone who once relished being out in his home base of New York, where people were generally "very kind" to him, Baldwin says he's now "bitter, defensive, and ... misanthropic" with a distaste for the media that he's never had before. And while he does see the irony in criticizing the media in a magazine, he promises "this is the last time I'm going to talk about my personal life in an American publication ever again.""
Fans remember Comedy legend/Director/Actor Harold Ramis by starting a memorial at the firehouse Hook and Ladder 8 where the Ghostbuster film was made.
Located in TriBeCa, Hook & Ladder 8 is better known as the iconic firehouse from the Ghostbusters movies. Fans of Dr. Egon Spengler and Ramis's many other celebrated roles and films stopped by the building to leave flowers, candles, photos and other mementos unique to his legacy.
Hip Hop star Nicki Minaj is being sued for $30 Million by her wig maker. The rapper who has become famous not only for her rhymes but also her hair, has a huge court battle brewing.
Terrence Davidson filed suit Friday in district court in Atlanta alleging that the star not only stole his wig designs, but also cost him a potential reality show deal that he was discouraged from pursuing.
According to the complaint, Davidson started working for Minaj -- whose real name is Onika Maraj -- as her hair stylist in January 2010. He says he began making wigs for her which she would then select for her appearances.
At the time Minaj was a burgeoning star who had steadily built her fan base by appearing as a guest rapper on mix tapes and projects by her label mates at Young Money Entertainment. She quickly became known as the first lady of Young Money, which includes superstar rappers Drake and Lil Wayne.
The female rapper also became well known for her sense of style, including a multitude of wigs ranging from platinum blonde to pink. She poses in an ensemble which includes a pink wig on the cover of her platinum-selling debut album "Pink Friday," released in November 2010.
Both Davidson and his attorney, Christopher Chestnut, talked to CNN about his influence on crafting Minaj's image as well as the fact that the rapper now sells wigs on her site based on the designs Davidson says he created. The stylist said he discovered the wigs were being marketed and sold after someone sent him a picture and he began researching.
"I see these wigs online," said Davidson, who has also worked with others in the industry, including singer Patti LaBelle and rapper Remy Ma. "People are basically duplicating what I created for Nicki Minaj."
"Nicki Minaj is reaping great success and financial bounty reward for Terrence's creative expertise, and he is entitled to participate in that," Chestnut said. "Someone's got to stand up for the artist. We applaud the fact that she's making millions, but she's also got to pay bounty to those whose creative designs she's making millions off of."
Avatar star, Sam Worthington has been arrested for punching a paparazzo in New York City. According to the police, Worthington was arrested after he punched a photographer who initially kicked Worthington's girlfriend in the shin.
The 37-year-old actor was arrested on an assault charge following the incident at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday in Greenwich Village.
The Australian actor was released on a desk appearance ticket and is due back in court on Feb. 26. Police did not say what caused the scuffle.
The photographer, 37-year-old Sheng Li, was arrested on charges of reckless endangerment, assault and harassment. He’s being held pending arraignment.
Actress Salma Hayeck's younger brother involved in a fatal car crash. Hayeck's brother was hospitalized with broken ribs but his passenger was killed.
According to the Los Angeles police, 40-year-old Sami Hayek was driving on Sunset Boulevard in a 2006 Ford GT on Sunday when he lost control and collided with a 2011 Toyota Tacoma pickup.
Coroner’s officials say the crash killed 43-year-old Ian Cuttler Sala. According to his website, Cuttler was a photographer and art director who won a Grammy for his design of the “Johnny Cash: The Legend” music box set.
Police are still investigating the crash and there is no word as to what made Sami Hayeck who is a furniture designer, lose control of his car.
Singer Monica shared a new photo of her baby girl. The R&B singer shared some cute family pics to her fans on Valentines Day with this caption:
“God is Love is They are My Everything Happy Valentines Day from Rocko Romelo and Laiyah,” she captioned the pic.
Shayne Lamas not in coma after miscarriage and emergency surgery. Shayne Lamas miscarried after being rushed to the hospital, but is in good care, according to her dad.
"Shayne is not in a coma. She is conscious and stable. She knows what happened to her and she is upset," Lorenzo Lamas's rep tells PEOPLE after reports broke that the former E! and The Bachelor star, 28, was in a coma. "She was very ill last night. The ER doctors saved her life."
Lamas, who was carrying her second child with husband Nik Richie, apparently collapsed in her Orange County, Calif., home and was taken to the hospital, where doctors said she was bleeding internally around her uterus.
Following an operation, Lamas lost her child. She was 16 weeks into her pregnancy.
While doing press promotions for his new movie, "Robocop", Samuel L. Jackson was mistaken for Laurence Fishburne by the reporter.
In an interview with KTLA this morning, Entertainment anchor Sam Rubin asked Jackson about his new Super Bowl commercial. Jackson looked puzzled and asked what commercial. Ummm....that was Laurence Fishburne in the Kia Superbowl commercial where he reprised the role of Morphius from the Matrix movie.
After that huge mistake the reporter had no chance of saving that interview. Jackson would not let it go. Looks like Jackson is tired of being mistaken for Laurence Fishburne.
Here is the Kia commercial starring Laurence Fishburne:
Just as the break-up rumors continue to spread, Hip Hop star T.I. told his wife Tiny to stop showing off her a$$ on instagram.
"U have so much more going for u other than your a$. Although it is magnificent, I think u should spend just as much time showcasing those other things as u do ya booty..awesome pic luv."
And Tiny responded:
"I wasn’t showing off my ass in this pic it was about my waist..u just looking at the ass bae! U no I wasn’t saying getting my sh-t together about my ass now don’t u? But glad u like it bae"
Tamela and David Mann share their 25th Wedding Anniversary video with fans. The happy couple who have become house hold names from starring in Tyler Perry's plays and movies provided a behind the scene video of their vow re-newel. The almost 22 minutes video is simply beautiful as it showcases their love for one another and follows them to the alter.
Tamela Mann has also become a huge Gospel star.
Watch the video:
"Here is a look at our 25th wedding anniversary. we renewed our vows to each other, we laughed, we cried , we danced, we danced, we danced , we danced and then we danced some more. It was the wedding that we never had and could not afford. After all of great fun with our family and friends we HONEY MOOOOOOOOOOONED LOL."
Michael Jackson's estate hit with a $702 million IRS bill. The Los Angeles Times and TMZ both report that the IRS has slapped MJ's estate with $702 million taxes and fines claiming that Michael Jackson’s Estate lied about his net worth when he died.
In documents filed with the U.S. Tax Court in Washington, the IRS claims that the executors of Michael Jackson’s estate claimed that he was worth $7 million at the time of his death in 2009. According to the IRS, Michael Jackson was worth just a little bit more than $7 million. The IRS says that he was actually worth $1.125 billion.
The IRS says that the Michael Jackson Estate owes taxpayers $505 million in unpaid taxes and $197 million in fines. IRS doubled the tax penalty from 20% to 40%. Michael Jackson’s tax return was so inaccurate, which is why they’ve been hit with that gross valuation misstatement penalty. The L.A. Times breaks down what the IRS claim was underreported.
Michael Jackson’s image:
His estate claims it’s valued at only $2,105.
The IRS claims it’s valued at $434.264 million.
Michael Jackson’s interest in the trust that owns the catalog of his own songs and the Beatles’ songs:
His estate claims it’s valued at ZERO dollars and ZERO cents.
The IRS claims it’s valued at $469 million.
During the wrongful death suit, a public accountant testified that Michael Jackson took out a $320 million loan against the music catalog. The IRS also says that another trust his Estate claims is worth $2.2 million is actually worth $60.6 million. MJ’s Estate stated that the Jackson 5 master recordings are valued at $11.2 million, but the IRS thinks they’re valued at $45.5 million.
A very shirtless Ricky Martin took a selfie video of himself while hanging out on his hotel balcony in Miami. The newly single singer posted this caption: I'm happy! Yup thats right! Happy! on Instagram
Watch: Super Bowl 2014 commercials. Just in case you missed them, here are some of the commercials that paid 4 million for air time during the Super Bowl.
Congrats: The Seattle Seahawks make NFL history winning their first ever Super Bowl beating the Denver Broncos 43-8.
The Seahawks’ relentless defense never let the five-time NFL Most Valuable Player, Peyton Manning get going good enough to help make things happen for the Broncos which led to them disarming the highest-scoring offense in league history.
Hip-Hop icon/actress/talk show host Queen Latifah took time after her performance that kicked off the Super Bowl 2014 game. The multi-talented star shared her thoughts on the classic song, "America the Beautiful" and how singing the song comes with such responsibility:
Opera singer Rene Fleming makes history by becoming the first Opera singer to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl.
Fleming was accompanied by the New Jersey Symphony and 32 military singers from all the service branches. Fleming made it very clear in a previous interview that she would not lip-sync with a pre-recorded track saying, "it would be a disaster".
Bruno Mars Super Bowl 2014 half-time performance shocked his doubters. The Pop/R&B singer received a lot of negative remarks when it was first announced he was the half-time show entertainment but last night Bruno Mars performed with his A-game.
Bruno Mars kicked-off the halftime performance with a handful of children holding hands and singing the hook of "Billionaire," Mars' breakout song with B.o.B. and then Bruno Mars then emerged showcasing his drummer skills slamming on a drum set during a solo performance. But wait that's just the beginning. With an amazing light show Mars took the mic and sung "Locked Out of Heaven" with his bandmates who all did an amazing job of choregraphed moves while playing instruments in matching gold jackets. From there Mars launched into golden-lit "Treasure," followed by "Runaway Baby" blended with Barrett Strong's 1960 hit "Money (That's What I Want)". Mars did a few old-school James Brown moves with the movement of his hips and breaking it down to the legendary bounce down to the floor splits move.
But wait there is more. Just when you started asking yourself what else can Mars do to keep the hype up-the legendary rock band, The Red Hot Chili Peppers bounced up on stage to rock the house with their hit song, "Give It Away". Winding things down to close out the show, Mars provided an emotional performance of "Just the Way You Are," with a reel of videos showed shout-outs from members of the the U.S. armed forces dedicating the song to their loved ones, followed by an impressive display of fireworks.
Kevin Jonas and his wife Danielle have revealed the name of their newborn baby girl. Boy...these two wasted no time, usually we have to wait days before they release the name. Here is what they said about their little bundle of joy:
"We are overjoyed at the birth of Alena Rose Jonas," the proud parents said shortly after the birth. "She is precious! We could not be more excited to start building our family together. We want to thank our family and friends for their love and support, and our fans for all of their well wishes."
Breaking News: Academy Award winning Actor, Phillip Seymour Hoffman found dead in his NYC apartment. The acclaimed actor was just 46 years old.
Hoffman was found dead in his NYC apartment Sunday morning of an apparent drug overdose. According to police the actor was found dead with a syringe in his arm and a clear envelope with heroin was nearby.
Hoffman entered rehab last May for snorting heroin. He told TMZ he relapsed in 2012 after
staying clean for 23 years, explaining that he first fell off the wagon
by abusing prescription drugs before moving on to snorting heroin.
"We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone. This is a tragic and sudden loss and we ask that you respect our privacy during this time of grieving," his family said in a statement. "Please keep Phil in your thoughts and prayers.”
photos: Beyonce/Kevin Mazur photography
Beyonce made a surprise appearance during Jay Z's DirecTV Super Bowl concert in NYC. Fans got a special treat when B hit the stage and the super couple performed Beyonce's hit song "Drunken Love". Looking fabulous as always B went back to her long honey blonde hair and rocked a form fitting black sparkly Dress by Roberto Cavalli, shoes Christian Louboutin and jewels by Lorraine Schwartz
As always the performance was on point. We all just love watching these two perform. B and Jay vibe off of each other so well. Check out some of the performance below:
photos: hollywoodlife/getty/WENN/Global Grind
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Kevin Jonas and his wife Danielle are proud first time parents of a baby girl. Kevin first announced the news early Sunday morning (Feb. 2nd) that his wife was in labor posting a picture of the baby monitor screen in the hospital room.
Then Kevin tweets:
Former America's Next Top Model winner Eva Marcille gave birth to her first child, a baby girl on Friday, Jan. 31st.
"'Wow she has her mothers eyes. Never knew I could fall in love again @evamarcille #prouddad,'" Marcille wrote, quoting her boyfriend Kevin McCall. "I've never known a love like this."
Marcille first announced she was expecting a child with song-writer Kevin McCall back in August.