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BIEBER DUMPED BY GOMEZ
That screech you heard over the weekend was the sound of millions of excited teen girls who just heard the news – Justin Bieber is single. On Saturday several sources reported that the Biebs had been dumped by girlfriend Selena Gomez sometime last week. “It's been a really challenging experience over the last year because of their crazy schedules," an insider told Us about the split. "Selena definitely had some major trust issues with Justin." Just hours after the news hit, Justin was directly asked by a radio interviewer about breakup, and he seemed to be at a loss for words. “I don’t know what to say,” he said, adding, “I don’t know really what’s going on in my life. To even assess that is… doesn’t make sense because I have not made any comment.” But insiders tell TMZ Justin isn’t giving up. He reportedly hopes to get back together with Selena, telling insiders they’ve broken up before and he suspects they’ll reunite again.
HALLE CAN’T MOVE DAUGHTER TO FRANCE
Halle Berry was a big loser in court on Friday. The judge in her child custody case ruled she could not permanently move her 4-year-old daughter Nahla to France. Halle wanted to move to Paris to be with her fiancé Olivier Martinez, and argued that tougher paparazzi laws made it safer for Nahla in France then in California. But Nahla’s father Gabriel Aubry fought Halle and won.
JUSTIN & JESSICA HELP OUT HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel pitched in Saturday to help out the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The newlyweds, along with producer Timbaland, made a surprise visit to Far Rockaway, Queens, arriving with trucks filled with supplies, which they then handed out themselves. The stars stayed for close to four hour, distributing food and essentials to the locals who were hard hit by the storm.
SKYFALL SETS BOND RECORD
James Bond was back in theaters this weekend for the first time in four years and he was obviously missed. Skyfall made $87.8 million in its first three days in theaters (not to mention $2.2 mil in Thursday night previews), making it the best opening weekend for Bond in the series’ 23-film history. The previous best Bond opening was 2008’s Quantum of Solace, which made $67.5 mil.
LINDSAY BAILS ON 20/20 INTERVIEW
Lindsay Lohan has once again proven she’s unreliable. TMZ reports the actress has bailed on her planned 20/20 interview with Barbara Walters, after finding out Barbara was going to ask her personal questions. Sources say Lindsay thought the interview was going to focus just on her Lifetime movie Liz & Dick, but in the past week producers made it clear they planned to talk about her troubles, including the recent allegations she lied to police about her June car crash on the Pacific Coast Highway. Lindsay’s new PR team (her longtime publicist Steve Honig recently quit) didn’t think it was a good idea for Lindsay to continue with the interview, since they were worried she’d say something that would screw up the case. Lindsay reportedly feels bad about cancelling on Barbara, and wants to reschedule as soon as her team feels it’s right.
Q-Lindsay’s hit movie Mean Girls was written by what 30 Rock star? Tina Fey
KLUM IN LOVE
Heidi Klum is opening up about her new relationship with bodyguard Martin Kristen. She told the German magazine Bunte, "Ja! Ich bin verliebt!," which translates to, "Yes! I'm in love!" And she’s not the only one who’s fond of Martin. Heidi tell the mag her kids, Leni, 8, Henry, 7, Johan, 5 and Lou, 3, adore him, too. "They like him very much," she says. "This is also one reason why I'm so fond of him. He's been helping me for four years now. And he takes wonderful care of the kids. He plays with them, he protects them. I trust him."
Q-Heidi’s hit show Project Runway currently airs on Lifetime, but when it premiered it aired on another network. Which one? Bravo
CNN ANCHOR IN TWITTER WAR WITH JONAH HILL
CNN anchor Don Lemon says he was been dissed by actor Jonah Hill and took to Twitter to complain about it. On Thursday, the 46-year-old journalist tweeted, "Said hi to Jonah in a hotel. Think he thought I was a bellman. Didn't know his name til the bellman told me. A lesson to always be kind." Lemon later added that Hill "was a tool." Well, Hill saw Lemon’s comments and responded, writing, “I said hi. What do you want me to do, move in with you? I was in a hurry. Didn't realize you were a 12 year old girl. Peace." Lemon, who is openly gay, then fired back, “Hardly, you’re not my type. But I know rude and you were.” But Hill still didn’t think he did anything wrong, and continued to defend himself, writing, “I walked out of the restroom and found you waiting for me. Shook hands, said hi and was on my way. Sorry if you found that rude." Lemon still wasn’t appeased. He later tweeted, “the bellman and I laughed at how self-important you were. Just being honest. Be nice. Stardom is fleeting.”
Q- Hill produced and voiced the main character in what Fox animated series, which was cancelled after less than one season? Allen Gregory
COPS DON’T BELIEVE MODERN FAMILY STAR’S MOM
TMZ reports that cops don’t believe the allegations made by Modern Family star Ariel Winter’s mother. Two weeks after Ariel was removed from Crystal Workman’s home, Crystal claimed 14-year-old Ariel made up abuse allegations because her mother caught her having sex with her 18-year-old boyfriend. But sources tell the site officers don’t believe Crystal’s claim because she didn’t go to cops until the beginning of October, even though she told them Ariel’s affair had been going on since the beginning of the summer. They add that Crystal hadn’t said anything about the relationship until her guardianship hearing last month, and then she started ranting, and called the guardianship lawyer a “moron.”
LORRE APOLOGIZES FOR BACHELOR DISS
Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre has half-heartedly apologized for dissing ABC’s The Bachelor. Two weeks ago, Lorre’s vanity card following The Big Bang Theory showed his support for President Obama and asked the question, “What does it say about us when we think the institution of marriage is threatened by gay people who love each other, but not by idiotic game shows like The Bachelor?" Well, the remark sparked a Twitter war, with Bachelor host Chris Harrison and two of the show’s producers chiming in. So, this past Thursday’s Big Bang Theory vanity card featured Lorre’s sarcastic apology in which he claims to mistakenly have viewed The Bachelor, through “the tired old eyes of ‘60s feminism,” when the nation is actually in a “post-feminist era.” "The patriarchal sexism that treated women as chattel and dictated how much they could earn or how much control they could have over their own bodies is a thing of the past, a curious relic of a dark, unenlightened time," he wrote. “Women are now free to do anything they want, and that includes going on a reality show and using all their female wiles to snag Mr. Right. I really don't know what else to say except, 'I'm sorry and, um... you go, girl!'"
Q- Lorre created the 90s ABC comedy Dharma & Greg, which starred Jenna Elfman and what future Criminal Minds star? Thomas Gibson
DANCE’S MURPHY ORDERED TO PAY EX-MANAGER
So You Think You Can Dance judge Mary Murphy will have to shell out $200,000 to her former manager, who labeled her a “cocaine-fuelled nymphomaniac.” Michael Sanchez, who represented Murphy from 2006-2010, sued her for breach of written and oral contract and in his suit suggested her prescription and illegal drug abuse made her a nightmare to work for. Well, Murphy never filed an official response to Sanchez’s complaint, so last week a judge awarded him $205,160, which was much less than the $1 million he was asking for. Sources close to Murphy maintain Sanchez’s accusations are totally false, and her lawyer plans to appeal the recent judgment.
ROBERTSON SAID SHE WAS BACHELOR BRAINWASHED
Courtney Robertson, who recently split with her Bachelor fiancé Ben Flajnik, tells Us Weekly there’s a good reason she fell in love on the show, and then out of love in the real world. "In many ways, I felt brainwashed," said Robertson, who spent two months in the Bachelor house without any access to the outside world. "You're so closed off!" Once she and Ben were out in the real world, she rarely saw him and he was definitely much less romantic than he was on the show. “Ben said he was ‘all picnicked out,’” explained Courtney, adding that she was “shocked and hurt” when Ben was caught kissing another woman in February. By October, she knew the relationship was over. “I’ve never experienced heartache like this,” she said. “We had baby names picked out.”
JUST CALL HIM SIR KENNETH BRANAGH
Actor/director Kenneth Branagh was knighted by Queen Elizabeth Friday. The Thor director was honored for his service to drama and to Northern Ireland. "It's been a hell of a year for the U.K. and I feel very honored to be a tiny part of this part of it," he said.
Q-Can you name Branagh’s first wife, an actress who won a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for the 1995 film Sense and Sensibility? Emma Thompson
MALOOF & NASSIF’S AMICABLE SETTLEMENT
Adrienne Maloof and Paul Nassif announced last week they reached a divorce settlement, and TMZ claims both parties wound up very happy. According to the site, after family members on both sides stepped in to mediate, Adrienne and Paul agreed that each will keep the assets they brought into the marriage, and split everything else right down the middle. As for their three sons, the couple agreed to a deal that is “very close to 50/50 custody.”
LeANN AND EDDIE ADOPT A PUPPY
LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian have a new member of their family. The couple adopted a new puppy, after hearing from a friend that it was abandoned in traffic on a busy Los Angeles street. “We ALL fell in love at first sight," Rimes wrote on her blog. "Even our doggies welcomed her instantly." Eddie’s son Mason named the pooch Eveie, which LeAnn said he was saving “for his little sister, so he says.” She added, “She's brought a ton of joy into our home in just the few hours she's been with us. Eveie has a new home and family and we have a new love!"
NBC has given a full season order to the freshman drama Chicago Fire.
The Killing may live again. AMC cancelled the drama after two seasons, but Deadline.com reports that a new agreement between the network, Fox TV Studios (the show’s producers) and AMC may help bring the series back. If a deal is made, a third season will first air on AMC, and then move over to Netflix. Stars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman are said to be on board for a possible new season.
Comedy Central has renewed the Daniel Tosh-produced animated comedy Brickleberry for a second season. Thirteen new episodes will begin airing in fall, 2013.
The CW has ordered a full season of their freshman drama Beauty and the Beast.