Last weekend Mariah Carey performed live on stage in celebration of the LG Live at 2010 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix and, as you may recall, took a bit of a tumble during her performance of Make It Happen. But, as you also may recall, we learned that Mimi laughed off the fall as it was happening and carried on with the rest of her performance without incident. This week, tho, Mariah returned home to SoCal and was photographed upon arrival at LAX Airport in a wheelchair … prompting the question … why? E! News has the deets:
Mariah Carey, you had us worried. You roll through LAX in a wheelchair yesterday and automatically we start thinking the worst about you and your, um, condition. So what gives? This is what rep Cindi Berger is telling E! News: “Mariah twisted her ankle in Singapore and should have packed more sensible shoes, but she doesn’t have any. I’m sending her a pair of flats today.” Phew. We know it’s wrong to make assumptions based on some suspicious photos but it’s good to hear Carey is going to be OK. Mariah, here’s to a speedy recovery from that darn twisted ankle.
Now, of course, I have no reason to DISBELIEVE what Mimi‘s press rep says … but I do think it is very convenient that MC suffered a “fall” last weekend because if she were trying to hide another reason for needing a wheelchair, it is very easy to mask that reason by blaming a sprained ankle. But, I’m really not trying to play conspiracy theorist … mebbe just a little Devil’s Advocate. Whatever the case may be for the need of a wheelchair, I hope Mariah is doing well no matter what is going on.
Posted under: Mariah Carey
Accidentally On Purpose?
Convicted lovebirds Paris Hilton and Cy Waits, who recently got themselves into a bit of trouble in Las Vegas on charges of drug possession and DUI, ventured out here in Hollywood last night to do whatever it is that these two do when they venture out in Hollywood. Near the end of their night, tho, things got a bit hairy … as the couple were involved in a hit and run accident after Waits allegedly purposely drove his car into a group of paparazzi photogs and ended up pinning one under his car:
Paris Hilton’s boyfriend was cited for hit-and-run last night … after he hit a photog with a Bentley and then just drove off. It all went down as paparazzi swarmed the car as Paris and Cy Waits left Boa in West Hollywood. The posse of paparazzi was all over the car, when suddenly Cy accelerated, knocking a photog down. The couple took off after the hit and the photog called the cops. Paramedics were also called and took the female photog to a local hospital. We’re told at some point later, Cy came back, sans Paris, and spoke with police. Law enforcement sources tell us Cy was cited for hit and run, then allowed to leave. And get this … sources say Paris is saying, “The pap is making up injuries.”
You’d think that the years that Paris Hilton has been courting the paparazzi would teach her how to handle situations like this … but, clearly, she don’t learn so quick. You know, it’s lucky that Paris wasn’t driving the car … can you imagine if she had been arrested? I understand that traffic citations don’t count in terms of her plea bargain but if she gets arrested — for anything at all — she immediately goes to jail in LV. Tsk Tsk. My guess is that Waits will end up getting some small fine for this accident … but the photographer who was injured may decide to sue for injuries. Alas, just another Wednesday night in Hollywood.
[Photo credit: X17; Source]
Posted under: Cy Waits, Paris Hilton
Sick and Tired
Last Wednesday we learned that Wyclef Jean finally decided to throw in the towel and end his run for the Haitian presidency. Today we learn that poor Wyclef has been hospitalized due to “stress” and “fatigue” … yikes!
Following an unsuccessful bid for the Haitian presidency, Wyclef Jean has been hospitalized in New Jersey for “stress and fatigue.” The news was posted on Twitter by Haitian organization AFaceAFace last night (Sept. 26) and later confirmed on the former Fugee star’s Twitter account. According to HaitianBeatz.com, Jean has been suffering from severe headaches for weeks, which became so unbearable that the singer forced himself to check into a hospital. “He has been following a very heavy schedule, that has taken him to Europe twice, Asia and Africa, at the same time he’s working to finish his upcoming album and he has been meeting with a few head of States during the General Assembly Session at the U.N.,” says a source close to Jean.
Ugh … it really sounds like the stress he has been enduring for the past few months has finally taken its toll. To me, this is just another indication that Wyclef Jean was in no condition to make a serious run for political office. If the “stress” and “fatigue” of just trying to get on the election ticket was enough to put him in the hospital, I fear to think what the real stress and fatigue of running an entire country might do to him. Here’s hoping Clef just spends as much time recuperating as possible. His strengths lie in the world of music, he needs to recover so he can get back to do what he does best.
Posted under: Wyclef Jean
Just a check up
Here is a photo of Sandra Bullock with her baby boy Louis Bardo at a medical center here in SoCal right before they made their way in for a wee check up. Despite the look of concern on Sandra‘s face, it is my understanding that little Louis was doing just fine:
I kinda love how we see photos of Sandra Bullock chillin’ with half-nekkid gays at a bar on one night and then rushing her baby boy to the medical center the next night … it’s all in a day’s work for new mom Sandra ;)
[Photo credit: X17]
When 'American Idol' losers ATTACK!
For some unknown reason, singer Adam Lambert lost his shizz and started attacking a paparazzo photographer in Miami, FL … and is now being investigated for assault. Naturally, the whole thing was captured on film by other paparrazos in the area … behold:
TMZ has learned … the Miami Beach Police Department is now in the middle of a violent incident involving “American Idol” runner-up Adam Lambert … after the alleged victim filed a police report. Law enforcement sources tell us the paparazzo seen grappling with Lambert on the beach yesterday walked into a Miami Beach police station around 10:30 PM last night and filed a report … accusing the singer of misdemeanor battery. According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, the victim claims Adam grabbed his backpack “where the camera was placed” … and “wrestled [the photog] to the ground forcefully.” One big problem — in photos that were taken of the incident, the camera appears to be in the photog’s hand … not in his bag. The police report also notes that the photog didn’t sustain any “bruises or lacerations.” Cops tell detectives will decide if the case is worth turning over to the State’s Attorney — who will decide whether to prosecute Lambert. If convicted, Lambert could face up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine. After yesterday’s clash — Lambert went right to his Twitter account and posted, “I lost my temper for a sec but wow it felt great lol MIAMI!!!”
Because this incident is still under investigation, we do not know what really went down … it’s possible the paparazzo had another camera in his backpack but even that is beside the point. It’s clear that Lambert got physical with this man … and then all but confessed to the crime in his own words on Twitter. After the jump, check out the police report from this physical altercation … More »
Posted under: Adam Lambert
Earlier today we got to see a few photos of Gisele Bündchen and her baby boy Benjamin Rein strollin’ around NYC yesterday but right now we learn some serious news about hubby/daddy Tom Brady. Brady was involved in a car accident when his car reportedly struck another vehicle that made an improper red light turn. Fortunately, Tom was uninjured in the crash … but the driver of the other vehicle had to be extracted from their van by emergency crews. Here are a couple photos of Tom at the scene of the accident earlier today:
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was involved in a two-vehicle accident Thursday morning near his home in Boston, Massachusetts, but is now “fine,” according to a source familiar with the incident. Brady was not injured and was already at football practice after the wreck, the source said. The driver of the other vehicle was hospitalized, but the condition of that person was not immediately clear, the source said. Law enforcement sources told the Boston Globe that Brady was driving a sedan and was treated at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle, a passenger van, was transported to a local hospital, the Globe reported. The accident occurred about 6:34 a.m., according to Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald.
There has been chatter that Tom was injured in the crash and some are suggesting that he may be dealing with whiplash but, on the contrary, sources claim that he was completely uninjured in the accident and went straight to football practice as soon as he was released from the accident scene. After the jump, check out one more photo of Tom‘s car and see just how damaged it was in the crash … More »
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Juggalos go Wacko on Psycho - Updated with video
Yikes! For some unknown reason, trainwreck Tila Tequila was hired to perform on stage at a Gathering of Juggalos event in Illinois this weekend and she was brutally attacked by the rowdy audience members. The Juggalos, fans of the rap group Insane Clown Posse, in the audience apparently were not feeling Tila‘s onstage performance … so they started to pelt her with “stones”, bottles and anything else they could find to hurl at her. According to Tila, she fled the stage and then was further attacked when “all 2 thousand people” surrounded her dressing room trailer and attempted to do her further harm. Now, in all honesty, Tila‘s account of the assault sounds highly unlikely, greatly exaggerated and reads like it was written by an illiterate … but the injuries she sustained in the fracas cannot be denied. Here is what Tila looked like after her assault and the full account of what she claims happened to her this weekend:
“I went onstage and immediately, before I even got on stage, DUDES were throwing HUGE STONE ROCKS in my face, beer bottles that slit my eye open, almost burnt my hair on fire cuz they threw fire crackers on stage, and they even took the shit out of the port-0-potty and threw shit and piss at me when I was onstage. These people were trying to kill me. So then after the last blow to my head with the firecracker they threw at me exploded, my bodygaurd and the other security grabbed me and ran as fast as they could to the shitty trailor. Since their security SUCKS, the 2 thousand people ran after us, trying to kill me. They almost got me so they finally reach the trailor, blood all over myself, cant stop bleeding, then all of a sudden, all 2 thousand people surround the trailor and busts the windows!!! Even the guys INSIDE with me were shaking! Their hands were shaking cuz they were so scared! So 3 guys inside the trailor had to grab a table and push it over the broken windows and grabbed all the chairs they could find so hold the people from outside back. It was scary as hell!”
I feel I should point out that all spelling and grammatical errors are her own. Again, I find it very hard to believe (and read) Tila‘s account of what took place at this event but it’s clear from the photos of her injuries that she was attacked. Would it be impossible to believe that Tila is using this incident and her injuries to milk another 15 minutes of fame? Not at all. Despite the fact that the audience was throwing things at her while she “performed” she did manage to take off her top for the crowd. Yeah, don’t ask me why. After the jump, check out video of Tila on stage as she was being pelted while she performed … More »
Posted under: Tila Tequila
Shares the gory details with the world
Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who can be seen in theaters right now in the fantastic Christopher Nolan film Inception, was injured over the weekend while he was filming a new movie in NYC. JGL accidentally went thru the back window of a taxi cab on the set of his new film Premium Rush and ended up getting gashed pretty bad. Here is a picture of the taxi cab window he went thru that JGL posted on his official website:
My first real wreck today. Busted through the rear window of a cab. Luckily got my elbows up. Coulda been way worse. No, but it was my fault, I was going too fast. The director, Dave Koepp, was extremely concerned for my well-being, but I made him RECord the wound. Anyway, Premium Rush is gonna be awesome. Gratuitous ER footage to follow, stay tuned…
Ugh … I’m guessing JGL‘s injuries look worse than they really are … cuz his arm looks really bloody and really gross. If you think you’ve got the stomach for it, you can check out a couple photos of JGL proudly showing off his bloody arm — after the jump … More »
Birthday lurve goes out to Lindsay Lohan who is celebrating her 24th birthday today (Whew! she made it thru another year) … but it turns out that L. Lo‘s bday celebration didn’t get started quite as happily as she prolly would’ve liked. Lindsay and friends made their way to Voyeur nightclub in West Hollywood, CA last night to celebrate her birthday and she posted a tweet on her official Twitter account that she got punched by a waitress while she celebrated last night:
A waitress just hit me – punched me for no reason
HMMM … that’s no way to celebrate one’s birthday. Despite the alleged assault, Lindsay remained at the club undaunted and celebrated her birthday well past midnight and rolled out with her crew at 2AM. TMZ is reporting that Lindsay is not really happy this birthday because not only is she broke and can’t afford a major fete but she is also really tired of wearing her court-ordered SCRAM alcohol-monitoring bracelet. If she remains a good girl and the judge overseeing her case is in a good mood, she may get the SCRAM removed very soon … but, sadly, not in time for her to have a truly Happy Birthday. Ah well … I think we can still send L. Lo our Birthday Lurve … after all, she made it to another year alive! That’s reason enough to celebrate!
[Photo credit: X17; Source]
Posted under: Lindsay Lohan
For the second time in 4 months!
Remember back in February of this year when we heard that one of Charlie Sheen‘s cars had been stolen from his home and then was found at the bottom of a ravine in the Hollywood Hills here in SoCal? Yeah, well, it happened again … no lie. A second car belonging to Charlie Sheen was stolen last night and was, again, driven off a cliff in the Hollywood Hills here in SoCal:
For the second time in recent months, a luxury vehicle belonging to “Two and a Half Men” star Charlie Sheen has been found over the side of a cliff near the actor’s Sherman Oaks home, police have confirmed to KTLA. A security guard spotted the Mercedes-Benz in a ditch along the 13,300 block of Mulholland Drive just before 3 a.m. Tuesday, according to Los Angeles Police Department officials. The vehicle was about 100 feet over the side. Fire crews responded and determined the vehicle had been abandoned. The engine was running and the keys were inside the ignition. Officials ran the plates and the vehicle came back registered to Charlie Sheen, police told KTLA. LAPD officials contacted the actor at his home and he didn’t even know the car had been missing. It’s being assumed the car was stolen, police told KTLA. The incident is under investigation. The scene was almost identical to one that played out a few months back involving another one of Sheen’s luxury vehicles. In February, a different Mercedes-Benz belonging to Sheen was found upside-down at the bottom of a ditch in the same area. The actor had reported the car stolen from his nearby gated community. Sheen reportedly parked the car inside an open garage at his Sherman Oaks home with the keys still inside the ignition. Sheen apparently told authorities he felt safe leaving the car that way because he lives in a gated community. It was not clear whether the actor was targeted in the theft. Investigators said nothing else was burglarized from Sheen’s home.
Ya know, gated community or not … I’m gonna guess that the likelihood of one’s car being stolen and driven off a cliff, into a ravine will go down exponentially if Sheen starts NOT leaving the keys to his unlocked car in the ignition … just a wild guess. I mean … I know that my cars don’t get stolen and driven off cliffs on a regular basis most likely because I don’t leave my keys in the ignition of my unlocked cars but … you know, just WILDLY guessing here. To be honest, I thought the car in the ravine thing was a bit silly the first time around … this time it sounds downright dumb. Lock your cars, Charlie. Seriously.
Posted under: Charlie Sheen