Oprah’s New York Crash Pad Penthouse Sold For $7.9 Million

My lovely girlfriend in New York who keeps her eye on all the NY real estate news in the city sent me this today. Oprah’s Manhattan penthouse at East 57th Street was just sold this week for over $7 million. The big ‘O’ bought it back in 2008 and spent a reported $7 million renovating the apartment, and it went back on the market in February this year, after apparently barely being lived in. Check out the photos and floor plans of Oprah’s incredible New York penthouse. More »

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Joseph Gordon Levitt Pulls Out Of Tarantino Film ‘Django Unchained’

A few weeks back we heard about Joseph Gordon Levitt’s plans for directing his own movie. He wrote the yet to be named screenplay, will star in it (opposite Scarlett Johansson) and make his directorial debut as well. He was also planning to do all of this while starring in Quentin Tarantino’s new movie, but today we have learned that he has pulled out of the Tarantino film, Django Unchained, to focus on his own movie. More »

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First Look: ‘The Real Housewives Of New York City’ Releases A Season 5 Trailer

Remember last September when we first learned that Bravo TV fired 4 of the stars of The Real Housewives of NYC? Well, the new season is mostly finished and is almost ready for air. Today we get our first look at the trailer for the forthcoming 5th season of RHONY and we also get to meet the newly added housewives to the RHONY cast. Click below and feast your eyes on what looks to be a very exciting new season of The Real Housewives of NYC. More »

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Watch: Paris Hilton Releases A PSA To Fight Hunger And Poverty

Paris Hilton, yes THE Paris Hilton, has teamed up with an organization called My Hope for Children that seeks to raise funds and awareness for the plight of needy, hungry children around the world. I know there’s a joke in there somewhere but … I’m trying to behave and see the positivity of this grand gesture on Paris‘s part because the cause is so great and worthwhile. Click below to learn more about My Hope for Children and watch the video public service announcement starring Paris Hilton herself. More »

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Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino Is Out Of Rehab

Last month we learned that Mike The Situation Sorrentino had checked himself into rehab for addiction counseling. After a few denials, The Sitch decided to be truthful and confirm the news. Today we learn that Mike OUT of rehab and, presumably, in recovery. The Situation was spotted in an airport and was snapped with a fan … so, look out folks, he is on the loose again. More »

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Zac Efron Covers ‘Men’s Health’ Magazine

The hottie actor Zac Efron, who doesn’t like being called a heartthrob, is featured on the cover of the new issue of Men’s Health magazine. Zac is currently promoting the release of his new film The Lucky One so this coverstory feature in Men’s Health comes at the PERFECT TIME. It should come as no surprise that Zac looks pretty good on the cover of the magazine … except for his left arm. It would seem that the folks who retouch magazine covers did … something … to his arm. Check it out below … and beware. More »

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Madonna & Co. Celebrates Her #1 Album

Yesterday we learned that happy news that Madonna‘s new album M.D.N.A. debuted in the #1 spot on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart this week and today we learn that Maddy‘s people threw her a little surprise party for the occasion. Madonna returned to Twitter last night to chat with fans but was met by her crew with an impromptu party beforehand. Click below to see a fun photo and watch video from the festivities last night. More »

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Beyoncé Tweets, Launches A New Website

Beyoncé may have joined Twitter ages ago but it wasn’t until this week that she posted her first tweet ever. Bey used the opportunity to point her 3 million+ followers to her newly revamped official website. Dubbed the BeyHive, Beyoncé‘s new site is a cornucopia of new information including personal photos and videos. Click below to read the messages posted to fans by Beyoncé herself and get a peek at what she has in store for fans at her new site. More »

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An Uphill Battle

Late yesterday afternoon I met up with my homegirl Ollie for a quick run around the Silverlake Reservoir here in LA. I’m not sure what the Hell I was expecting but … the route turned out to be much more strenuous than I had anticipated. Because we had committed to running 2 loops around the reservoir (a little over 4 miles), we made sure to complete our task … but it was not easy … not at all. More »

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Les News, 040512

  • President Barbie is back again. [Buzzfeed]
  • Kurt Cobain died 18 years ago today :( [ONTD!]
  • Lauren LC Conrad signs some books. [PopSugar]
  • Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony will perform together. [GossipCop]
  • Surfs up for Chanel. [Oh La La]
  • Comic books tackle the problems of closeted gay superheros. [Towleroad]
  • Are cops taking inmates golfing now? [Newser]
  • Happy Birthday, Nyan Cat [Heavy]
  • Elton John feels up Channing Tatum. [Idolator]
  • Brit Ed Sheeran invades the US. [arjanwrites]
  • Marky Mark Wahlberg may be a big guy … but he’s not as big as The Rock. [Starpulse]
  • Kanye West drops a new song called Theraflu. [Global Grind]
  • Is Prince Harry … decorating? [LaineyGossip]
  • Pharrell Williams is 39, Paula Cole is 44 and Mitch Pileggi (The X Files) is 60 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
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