LETTERMAN, LED ZEPPELIN & MORE WERE ALL CELEBRATED BY THE PREZ AT THE KENNEDY CENTER HONORS!
OH SNAP, THE HEF/CRYSTAL HARRIS WEDDING IS BACK ON!
It seems Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris are giving it another go! The Playboy founder is reportedly engaged again to Playmate Harris. TMZ says that two will get hitched at the Playboy Mansion on New Year’s Eve. Hefner, 86, was previously engaged to the 26-year-old Harris, but she bailed just five days before the big day in June 2011. Harris apparently moved back into the mansion earlier this year and the two have been working out their problems. According to sources, they are better than ever and recently decided they wanted to try to get married again.
THERE’S A ROYAL BABY (OR BABIES!) ON THE WAY…
THE FEDS HAVE SEIZED LILO’S BANK ACCOUNTS AND NOW SHE’S DENYING SHE PUNCHED THE “GYPSY”
As if this wasn’t abundantly clear, sources tell TMZ that Lindsay Lohan’s drinking problem has returned. Sources close to the actress say she’s been boozing heavily for months now – sometimes as much as two liters of vodka a day! Apparently, she’s become so stressed by financial problems and her legal troubles that she’s turned to the bottle for relief. TMZ was told that prior to her Thursday morning NYC nightclub brawl, Lindsay had been drinking all day and showed up at the Justin Bieber concert already sloshed. She continued to drink throughout the night and got increasingly sloppy. She ended up assaulting fellow club-goer, psychic Tiffany Mitchell. Mitchell claims Lindsay hurled a racial slur at her at Avenue nightclub, calling her a "f**king gypsy." Mitchell’s friend shot back, telling Lindsay her Lifetime movie Liz & Dick sucked, and that’s when Lindsay allegedly threw a punch that struck Mitchell in the face. According to TMZ, Lindsay is denying the punch, but not that she called Mitchell a "gypsy." Lindsay's claiming that Mitchell approached her in the club to give her a reading, but Lindsay refused. She then claims Mitchell and her friends tried to swipe her purse. Lindsay says she confronted Mitchell and called her "gypsy," but says she did not know the word was considered a slur.
DOES KIM K. HAVE THE HERP?
OCTOMOM’S BEEN NOMINATED FOR 4 AVN PORN AWARDS. REALLY??
FOR SOME REASON, KAT WILLIAMS PIMP SLAPPED A TARGET EMPLOYEE OVER THE WEEKEND!
Security footage from a Sacramento Target store shows comedian KATT WILLIAMS slapping a male cashier across the face last Sunday. There's no word why he did it, because there's no sound on the video. But after he hit the guy, Katt wheeled away on a motorized scooter. Earlier in the day, Katt led police on a high-speed chase on a three-wheeled motorcycle. Cops didn't catch him, but they filed a charge of felony evasion against him.
BEHOLD! MAXIM'S BIGGEST DOUCHEBAGS OF 2012
JOHNNY DEPP POPPED IN TO PLAY SOME TUNES WITH ALICE COOPER THIS WEEKEND!
Shock rock godfather Alice Cooper and his often similarly twisted actor pal Johnny Depp shared the creaky stage of the creepy Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday night during a few scary songs as part of Cooper’s 90-minute set. Depp strapped on a guitar and lent a hand on The Doors’ deliciously dark “Break On Through (To the Other Side)” the Beatles’ raucous “Revolution” and Cooper’s own classic concert closer “School’s Out,” among others.
MARVIN GAYE’S SON IS BEGGING LENNY KRAVITZ NOT TO PLAY HIS DAD…
LED ZEPPELIN WILL BE ON LETTERMAN TONIGHT!
In the world of scoring television late show guests, getting the three surviving members of Led Zeppelin to sit down together for an ultra-rare joint interview could be the equivalent of hitting a grand slam in the bottom of the ninth to with the World Series. Rock fans worldwide will certainly be glued to their television sets tonight when Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones get together for an appearance on CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman. As of now, there is no plan for the band to perform, but the hope is they’ll make an announcement about a future reunion, though again, nothing has been confirmed. But as the old saying goes, stay tuned – or in this case, tune in tonight and see. By the way, tonight's show will be broadcast from Washington, DC, where last night Led Zeppelin, Letterman and bluesman Buddy Guy were among the recipients of this year's Kennedy Center Honors, the nation's highest award for those who influenced American culture through the arts.
PAUL STANLEY'S GONNA GIVE HIS SIDE OF THE STORY WITH HIS NEW BOOK!
One can only imagine the stories Kiss singer/guitarist Paul Stanley has to tell. One won’t have to imagine for much longer now that Stanley has finally confirmed he’s in the process of writing his memoir. When asked about a potential memoir during a radio interview last week, Stanley said, “Mine is in the works. Autobiographies, for the most part, to me, are like writing a love letter to yourself.” Stanley has long fought hard to resist offers to pen his personal tales of life on and off the stage, but now says, “At this point, with the three other guys from the original lineup having written books, it’s kind of like, ‘OK, have you all said your peace? OK? Now let me tell you what happened.’”
METALLICA NOW HAS THEIR VERY OWN RECORD LABEL!
News came to light on Friday that Metallica is now the proud owner of all its master recordings including all music and long form videos, a nearly unheard of feat for any musician singed to a recording contract. In conjunction with that announcement, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band also announced the launch of its new record label, Blackened Recordings, which will serve as the home for all its recordings. Drummer Lars Ulrich said, “It’s always been about control for us as a band. Forming Blackened Recordings is the ultimate in independence, giving us 100% control and putting us in the driver’s seat of our own creative destiny.”
TAKE A LOOK AT THE LUCKY SUM BITCHES WHO WON 1/2 THE POWERBALL JACKPOT IN MISSOURI!
THE NYC HOMELESS MAN FROM THAT PIC THAT WENT VIRAL IS ONCE AGAIN BAREFOOT!
NORTH KOREA NOW CLAIMS TO HAVE DISCOVERED UNICORNS!
It must be great to be a scientist in a country where logic, evidence, and proof aren't required. You just make up a story and hope it's popular with the man in charge. And that, it seems, is what's behind NORTH KOREA'S latest scientific discovery. North Korea claims it's discovered UNICORNS. Now . . . so far, they aren't claiming that unicorns are running around in their gorgeous, utopian country. But they DO say scientists have found evidence that at least one key unicorn from Korean history lived there. In their state-run newspaper, they say archeologists found the lair that was once home to the unicorn ridden by an ancient Korean King named Tongmyong. Beyond proving that unicorns exist, they say it ALSO proves that the REAL center of ancient Korea was in North Korea, not South Korea.
YAHOO! SAYS ‘ELECTION’ WAS THE MOST SEARCHED WORD ON THE WEB FOR 2012
SUCH A SAD STORY OUT OF KANSAS CITY…
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend Saturday morning before going to the team stadium and taking his own life in front of his coaches. Belcher, 25, had allegedly argued with his girlfriend, and the mother of his 3-month-old daughter, 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins, before shooting her several times. Belcher’s mother was at the home at the time and witnessed the shooting. Belcher then drove to Arrowhead Stadium where he stood in the parking lot and thanked general manager Scott Pioli, head coach Romeo Crennel and linebackers coach Gary Gibbs, for what they had done for him, before shooting himself in the head. Belcher was the latest in a string of NFL suicides, including Junior Seau, 43, and Dave Duerson, 50. Those suicides have been blamed on concussions from playing the violent sport, and a condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy. But Belcher reportedly did not have a long history of concussions. It was not yet clear what prompted his actions.
CHECK OUT WHAT LEGO DID FOR THIS KID WITH ASPERGER’S SYNDROME...VERY COOL
A nine-year-old boy in Massachusetts with Asperger's syndrome wanted a rare Lego Emerald Night Train set for$100. His parents told him to save his money, and he did . . . for TWO YEARS. When the kid finally had enough money, he went to buy the set . . . and found out that Lego had STOPPED MAKING it. He wrote a letter to Lego . . . and the company managed to track one down, and had it delivered to his house two days before his 11th birthday in mid-October!
SURVEY SAYS: THE PERFECT INCOME FOR HAPPINESS IS $161K
'MEMBER THE LADY THAT HAD HER FACE EATEN BY THE MONKEY? WELL SHE'S GOT A NEW FACE AND $4MIL, TADA!
YOU KNOW IT'S MONDAY WHEN YOU FIND A FREAKIN' NOSE RING IN YOUR BREAKFAST BURRITO...
YOU KNEW IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE SOME BLUE HAIR DROVE THEIR CAR INTO A POOL…
THIS IS A WHOOOOOLE DIFFERENT TYPE OF BUTT DIALING!
This guy plugged his phone charger in a very unusual place! A Scottish prisoner named Christopher Hughes was caught with a cell phone and its charging cable hidden up his bum! The contraband was discovered when Hughes, who is serving nine years for stabbing four men, submitted to a full-body search at Castle Huntly prison near Dundee. The 25-year-old admitted to smuggling the prohibited items into jail by having them concealed within his anal cavity. He had three months tacked on to his current sentence. Gives a whole new meaning to “butt dialing!”
NFL WEEK 13 RECAP!
The New England Patriots clinched their fourth straight AFC East title, the Denver Broncos locked up the AFC West championship and the Houston Texans ran their record to 11-1 to secure a playoff spot as well. The Patriots dumped the Dolphins 23-16, the Broncos beat the Buccaneers 31-23, and the Texans torched the Titans 24-10. Elsewhere, the Green Bay Packers moved into a tie with the Chicago Bears for first in the NFC North after their 23-14 victory over the Vikings and the Bears’ 23-17 overtime loss to the Seahawks. The Baltimore Ravens are now just two games up on the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC North after Pittsburgh pulled out a close 23-20 win over the Ravens. The San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams once again went into overtime, this time the Rams avoided another tie by beating the Niners 16-13.
Finally, the Kansas City Chiefs managed to win just their second game of the season, defeating the Carolina Panthers 27-21 just one day after Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his 22-year old girlfriend and later shot himself to death in the parking lot of Arrowhead Stadium as coach Romeo Crennel and general manager Scott Pioli watched in horror. Here is the entire NFL scoreboard.
NBC’s Sunday Night Football play-by-play man Al Michaels said it all when he said: “Only the Cowboys would allow a 98-yard punt return with the season on the line.” Michaels was referring to Philadelphia Eagles punt returner Damaris Johnson’s dramatic score with just 31 seconds left in last night’s game in Dallas that quickly turned a Cowboys’ 11-point lead into another nail biter before Dallas recovered an onside kick to seal a 38-33 victory and keep their hopes of a playoff run alive. Tony Romo completed all 10 of his second-half passing attempts while throwing three touchdown passes to pass Troy Aikman as the franchise’s leading touchdown tosser with 169. Dez Bryant hauled in two of Tony’s TD passes and Miles Austin caught the other.
Meanwhile, the move that many New York Jets fans have wanted to see for most of the season finally occurred late in the third quarter of yesterday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. Coach Rex Ryan benched starting quarterback Mark Sanchez in favor of third-stringer Greg McElroy, who promptly willed the Jets to a very ugly 7-6 win, thanks to a less-than spectacular 1-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Cumberland early in the fourth quarter. Sanchez was asked to take a seat after a nightmarish performance in which he completed just 10 of his 21 pass attempts for a mere 97 yards and three interceptions. McElroy was tossed into the action because backup quarterback Tim Tebow was inactive for the game, still nursing two broken ribs.
THE BOWL GAMES ARE SET! SOME INTERESTING MATCHUPS AND LOTS OF FANS COMPLAINING BUT IT IS WHAT IT IS PEOPLE…
Notre Dame finished first in the final BCS Standings, and Alabama finished the season at No. 2 to set up the matchup for the Discover BCS National Championship Game in Miami on January 7. The other BCS bowl matchups are as follows: No. 3 Florida vs. Louisville in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, No. 4 Oregon vs. No. 5 Kansas State in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, and No. 6 Stanford vs. Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl Game.
THE MAGIC PUT A SMACK DOWN ON DWIGHT AND THE LAKERS! THEN D-12’S TRUE COLORS CAME OUT!
The Los Angeles Lakers continued to at times look lost on the court after their latest loss, 113-103 to the Orlando Magic on Sunday. It was Lakers center Dwight Howard’s first game against his former teammates since deciding to leave Orlando for L.A., and several of his ex-mates decided to take turns fouling him intentionally, a strategy that worked to perfection since Howard managed to sink just 9 of his 21 attempts from the stripe. After the game, Howard decided to skip exchanging congratulatory handshakes with hif former teammates and coaches, opting instead to head straight to the locker room. Arron Afflalo finished with 30 points to lead Orlando, while Kobe Bryant tallied 34 to pace the Lakers who are now 8-9 on the season. In the only other NBA contest on Sunday, Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points and the New York Knicks are now 7-0 at home after getting past the Phoenix Suns 106-99.