It seems Kirstie Alley and George Lopez have declared a cease-fire after a week's worth of barbs, fat jokes and Twitter apologies.
Alley hoofed it Monday on the premiere of the 12th cycle of "Dancing With the Stars," prompting Lopez to call her a pig on his TBS show the following evening.
"She did a nice job, her little hooves tapping away. Before the show she went to the market, and then she had roast beef, and this is her going all the way home," he said just before showing a clip of a pig squealing.
That began the public feud between the once-chubby comedian and the former "Fat Actress," who has publicly struggled with weight issues for years. Lopez's monologue sparked outrage among various women's groups, and the 60-year-old actress finally acknowledged the jokes via Twitter on Thursday.
"Don't worry about George's comments...just remember what happens to the big bad, drunk woolf...falls in a boiling pot of vodka.Piggy laughs," she wrote.
In response, and instead of bringing it up on his Thursday night telecast, Lopez took to the micro-blogging site to say he was sorry. "I misjudged the joke. No malice was intended and I apologize to Kirstie," he tweeted.
Chris Brown allegedly stormed off stage and shattered a window in his dressing room after a "Good Morning America" interview with Robin Roberts, who continued to question the singer about the criminal case involving his ex-girlfriend Rihanna.
"What's going on now is recently the restraining order has been relaxed," Roberts said in the interview, referring to the order placed on Brown after the 2009 altercation that left his then-girlfriend bloody and bruised. "Have you all seen each other, been around each other?"
"I mean, not really," Brown said. "It's not really a big deal to me now as far as that situation. I think I'm past that in my life. I think today's the album day so that's what I'm focused on. So, everybody go get that album."
The singer's album "F.A.M.E." went on sale Tuesday and Brown, showing off bleached-blond hair and tattoo sleeves on both arms, told Roberts that the acronym stood for "forgive all my enemies" -- which prompted her to bring up the Rihanna issue again. "It was very serious what you went through ... how have you been able to put that ..."
"I've been focusing on this album," Brown responded, cutting her off. "I think this album is what I want people to hear and really get into. So definitely this album is what I [want] them to talk about, not the stuff that happened two years ago."
After the 21-year-old performed his new single, "Yeah 3x," he reportedly stormed off the stage.
"Once backstage, according to insiders, Brown stormed into his dressing room and started screaming and tearing the room apart," ABC reported. "Workers in the building called security. Before they arrived, insiders say Brown smashed a window in his dressing room, with the glass shattering and falling onto 43rd and Broadway."
"I'm so over people bringing this ... up!!!" Brown tweeted at 9:49 a.m. EDT, "Yet we praise Charlie Sheen and other celebs for there [behavior]." But the tweet was quickly removed.
Perhaps the image makeover stopped at the hair and tats?
Snooki has taken her "guidette" antics into the wrestling ring, body-slamming "WWE Monday Night Raw" wrestlers boardwalk-style.
We believe she finally realized she didn't get this famous for being classy.
Wearing a leopard blazer, booty shorts and knee-high boots ringside, Snooki, a.k.a. Nicole Polizzi, was challenged by wrestler Michelle McCool, who is nearly a foot taller. McCool shoved the "Jersey Shore" star, and Snooki, without saying a world, launched her little meatball self into the ring to body slam Layla, another wrestler. Snooki grabbed Layla's hair and banged her head against the mat -- likely taking out her frustration over being punched in the face and being done so wrong by so many un-cuddle-friendly guys at the shore house.
The pro wrestlers scrambled out of the ring in shock as Snooki primped between poundings.
"You think that this is a nightclub on a boardwalk, little girl?" asked WWE star Vickie Guererro, who then challenged Snooki to compete in Wrestlemania XXVII on April 3.
"I will see you there, baby," Snooki said.
Well, if selling books and Snooki slippers doesn't work out for her, she's always got that low center of gravity to fall back on. And who wouldn't pay cash money to see Snooki versus the Rock? Hey, it could happen.
Justin Bieber has apologized for giving the middle finger to a paparazzo after a fracas at his 17th birthday celebration Tuesday left girlfriend Selena Gomez with a fat lip.
The flipping-off incident was out of character for the generally jovial singer, whose freshly cut hair fetched $40,668 at auction. (The winning EBay bidder was an online casino.)
After the run-in, the Canadian-bred pop star tweeted that night that he "had a great bday and at the end of the night we got surrounded by paps and i reacted in a way i know better. im sorry #killthemwithkindness."
That reaction apparently included the middle finger.
"It's not always easy but I know better than to react in anger," he tweeted soon after.
The Biebs got support Thursday from Whoopi Goldberg and Elizabeth Hasselbeck on "The View," with Whoopi noting, "Maybe they just really pissed him off."
After news about the altercation at the Grove spread Wednesday, rumors began to circulate on Twitter that an angry Bieber fan had punched Gomez, who mysteriously left the party with a puffy pucker.
Gomez's rep has since denied the claims, but the "#sorryjustin" hashtag continued to trend on the microblogging site.
Halle Berry is back in "New Year's Eve," the star-studded Gary Marshall film she dropped out of to prepare for her custody battle with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, whom she split from last April.
A Los Angeles judge ruled in Berry's favor Wednesday, allowing her to travel with their 2-year-old daughter, Nahla, so she could continue shooting the "Valentine's Day"-style film. The Oscar-winning actress had been warring with her ex-beau for custody of the child since December, and it was getting ugly.
Since the court ruling, Aubry withdrew his custody petition to be formally recognized as Nahla's father and share physical and legal custody of the child,but he plans to file a paternity action, TMZ reported. He was also spotted Thursday at the L.A. Zoo sharing a moment with his daughter.
Berry, who will now play a nurse in "New Year's Eve," had given up a larger role in the film to Katherine Heigl last month amid her legal woes.
She'll be returning to New York with Nahla in tow to shoot the film co-starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel, Seth Meyers, Zac Efron, Hilary Swank, Ashton Kutcher, Lea Michele and Robert De Niro.
Elton John and Billy Joel have been publicly sparring since John gave Joel some "tough love" in a Rolling Stone article, deriding him for giving creativity a backseat to alcoholism, but Friday the two musicians seemed to reach some sort of truce.
John spoke out to the magazine out of frustration over the years, saying the musical pair have had to cancel tour dates because of illness and alcoholism on Joel's part. The bespectacled British musician practically scolded Joel in print, saying that going to "rehab light" wasn't the same as traditional rehab. John, who also had his run with drugs and alcohol, said he got clean because he went to programs that required him to clean floors, not watch TV.
"At the end of the day, he's coasting," John said. "I always say, 'Billy, can't you write another song?' It's either fear or laziness. It upsets me. Billy's a conundrum... I love you, Billy, and this is tough love. Billy, you have your demons and you're not going to get rid of them at rehab light. You've got to be serious. People adore you, they love you and respect you. You should be able to do something better than what you're doing now."
John said he got an angry private message from Joel, who also responded publicly last week saying, "I've worked with Elton for such a long time and I've enjoyed our relationship too much to let something as random as these comments change my affection for him. Elton is just being Elton."
But the latest twist came today, when Joel talked back -- again. This time he was responding to John's interview with Matt Lauer on Thursday. Lauer brought up the subject when John was promoting "Gnomeo and Juliet," the film he produced and provided music for.
"I'm only trying to help," John said on Today. "Maybe I should have done it privately, but I’ve been so frustrated over the years."
"He's going to hate me. It comes from a place of love, and it's tough love. You don't take a dog to rehab," the 63-year-old added. "I'm saying it because I really want Billy to live a long life and be happy, and that's where it came from. I understand if he's pissed with me, and I can take that on the chin.... He may want to punch my face in at the moment, but it's OK."
So on Friday, through his publicist, Joel provided this enumerated response:
1. I do not hate Elton John. 2. I do not want to "punch him in the face." 3. If he wants to call me, my number is still the same. 4. Good luck with the movie. -- BILLY JOEL
Director Kevin Smith hasn't finished mouthing off about being kicked off a Southwest Airlines plane, allegedly for being too fat. He has shed 65 pounds, but he hasn't shed his frustration.
Smith was supposed to be promoting his controversial new film "Red State" on Joy Behar's HLN talk show Tuesday, but instead ranted about his weight after Behar prompted him about the incident, which will have taken place a year ago this Sunday.
"What frustrated me more than anything in the world was I felt like nobody told the real story," Smith said. "The real story was I was a consumer that a company ... with poorly and without good reason and I spoke up about it ... but to everyone else it was 'fat guy in a little chair.'"
He said that he was appropriately buckled into his seat but was asked to deplane because he was being "profiled."
Smith, 40, spoke quickly and animatedly, lightheartedly joking about the incident and showing off the extra fabric flailing about his frame.
"I feel mixed feelings about losing the weight. I sympathize far more with heavier people than I ever will with thin," he said. "I'll never be thin. Let's be honest, I've lost 65 pounds but nobody's going 'I want to sleep with you,' they're just like, 'Keep going, you look better keep going.'"
The hockey-jersey-clad "Clerks" director told Behar that wearing tent-like clothing is easier because he wanted to make a point, and because he had spent most his life yo-yoing between weights.
When Behar told him to enjoy being thin, Smith chuckled. "No, I can't," he said. "I have to talk about it, obviously."
Kim Kardashian choked up when Prince invited her to dance onstage during his Madison Square Garden concert Monday night, then promptly gave her the boot when she failed to bust a move.
The artist had been pulling audience members up to dance all night and declared Kardashian "too sexy" before she traipsed onstage. But when she finally came up, all she did was smile and clap her hands while he danced around her. Then he yelled, "Get off the stage," practically flinging her back down the stairs.
But apparently he brought her back to redeem herself later that night while he played piano.
Don't believe us? Here's what happened straight from the exclamation-mark happy diva's Twitter account (and a few Ministry embellishments for context):
Once upon a time there was a half-Armenian, booty-licious reality star who dreamed of meeting a famous prince. Then one day, her dream came true.
"About to start getting ready for the Prince concert!!!! I am soooo excited!!!!!!" she told a little social-networking bird.
So she joined Kris Humphries, the handsome basketball player she was dating, and two friends for a concert the Prince was giving at a nearby garden.
"Pulling up to the Prince concert with @KrisHumphries @JonathanCheban @TheguyinMN," she announced.
She tweeted and took pictures throughout the night, reciting the Prince's famous words: "Tonight we're gonna party like it's 1999."
But she did not expect what the prince would do next: He pulled the fair maiden onto the stage and told her to dance. Starstruck, the TV star only smiled and clapped, unnerving the famous Prince.
"Get off the stage," he shouted, and she carefully walked down the stairs.
"OMG Prince just pulled me up on stage!!! I'm shaking!!!!" she said. "I was so nervous I froze when Prince touched me!!!!"
And the reality princess could not bear the embarrassment. So the Prince kindly invited her back to dance.
"Went up on stage AGAIN! This time I redeemed myself! We all danced while Prince played the piano! Wow! What a night!"
And they all lived happily ever after. That is, until they realized this wasn't a fairy tale but rather real life, documented by hordes of people.
And in the words of Miss Kardashian: "Come on people! Doesn't anyone have a sense of humor?! Prince must not have seen Dancing With The Stars! LOL"
Halle Berry and ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry are embroiled in a custody battle over their 2-year-old daughter, Nahla -- and it's getting ugly.
The Oscar-winning actress has even dropped filming Gary Marshall's star-studded "New Year's Eve," and was replaced by Katherine Heigl, in order to prepare for a legal smackdown with her 35-year-old fashion model ex-boyfriend.
Both camps have been slinging accusations at each other, with Berry, 44, saying that Aubry angrily "traumatized" Nahla when she was being fussy, and that Aubry called Berry the N-word.
Aubry and Berry split last April, but things have been amiss regarding Nahla their daughter since December, when Aubry filed court papers to be formally recognized as Nahla's father and share physical and legal custody.
"Halle has serious concerns for her daughter's well-being while in the care of her father for any extended period of time and is prepared to take all necessary steps to protect her," her rep told People.
But another twist in the convoluted custody clash is RadarOnline obtaining a livid e-mail from Berry railing against Aubry:
"You were only good for one thing.... Thanks for the donation," she wrote, according to the website.
After denying the allegation that Aubry ever abused or slurred Berry or their daughter, Aubry's friend said that "all Gabriel wanted was to ensure his legal entitled access to his daughter and to not have to be at the mercy of Halle's moods as to when and how he could see Nahla."
Reminiscent of the Mel Gibson-Oksana Grigorieva custody brawl? Maybe it's a good thing family law battles take place behind closed doors.
Perhaps Jennifer Aniston would appreciate a break from the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie discussion, but maybe not the kind Rupert Everett offered in a recent interview.
Everett named the actress specifically when discussing how Hollywood promotes people it considers stars, despite failures at the box office. Stars like Aniston, apparently.
"Jennifer Aniston will just have one too many total flops," he told BBC radio. "But she's still a member of that club."
"And she will still manage to — like a star forming in the universe — a whole lot of things swirling around and suddenly solidifying into yet another vital, tasteless rom-com: a little glitter next to the Crab Nebula."
That "club" Everett is referring to seems to be an abstract collective of power players who protect and promote their industry favorites. Though Aniston gets a dig, at least old Rupey is taking his medicine too — he's clearly not one of the chosen few.
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