Elton John & Vladimir Putin? Elton John, who has few qualms calling out politicians re gay rights, may wrangle some face time with Russian Prez Vladimir Putin, who has defended his nation's antigay laws. It's all due to a prank played on Sir Elton. The pop star, who wed David Furnish when gay marriage became legal in England last year, got a phone call Monday from someone claiming to be Putin.
Trump buys Miss Universe Potential GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has bought out NBC's half of the company that produces Miss USA and Miss Universe. The move follows NBC's July decision to drop its Miss Universe telecast because of outrage over Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants.
Gordon refutes claims Nick Gordon, longtime companion of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown, filed a response Tuesday to a lawsuit charging him with contributing to her wrongful death. Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was found unresponsive in a bathtub on Jan. 3
Rock yer SquarePants off! Think SpongeBob SquarePants is just for lil' kids? Think again, chum. Nickelodeon's mega-popular show is getting a Broadway makeover, courtesy of some of the biggest names in pop. Variety says a team of musicians, including Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith and singer John Legend, are hard at work on The SpongeBob Mus
Embattled reality star Josh Duggar has availed himself of the services of a rehab facility, his parents announced. No word on what precise malady or addiction he seeks to address. "[Josh] has . . . brought great insult to the values and faith we hold dear," Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar say. "Josh [has] checked himself in to a long-term treatment center. For him it will be a long journey toward wholeness and recovery."
Celine Dion soldiers on Canadian chanteuse Celine Dion, 47, will return to her lucrative perma-gig at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas on Aug. 27 after taking a year off to care for her ailing husband, René Angélil. Angélil, 73, is still battling throat cancer, but he persuaded Dion to go on with the show. "[He] wants me out there," Dion tells USA Today.
FRC censures Josh Duggar The conservative Christian lobbying org that once employed Josh Duggar has sent a letter excoriating the reality star of now-canceled 19 Kids and Counting after he admitted he had cheated on wife Anna. "We are grieved by Josh
The magic's gone for Transformers sex bomb Megan Fox, 29, and Beverly Hills, 90210 heartthrob Brian Austin Green, 42. The couple, who have been married for five of their 11 years together, are finished. Things have been sour for some time. "They decided on [breaking up] six months ago," Anonymous Insider tells Us Weekly.
Tirdad Derakhshani was born in Tehran, Iran, and raised in London and rural North Jersey, where he closely studied a theoretical, radical post-Hegelian approach to cow-tipping. He moved to Philadelphia in the mid-'80s to seek enlightenment, and instead received a B.A. in literature at Penn. While pursuing doctoral studies in modern religious thought and philosophy, he worked at the Inquirer as a news clerk, researcher, editor, and entertainment writer.
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