Sean Penn’s son Hopper went off on a paparazzo in Beverly Hills and looked like a total jerk in the process. Hopper was behind his dad when the photographers approached, and the whole thing was caught on tape.
Hopper shoved the man, then cursed him out as he walked away, calling him a “f***ot” and a “f***ing n***er.” Astute readers might remember that his dad got three years of probation for kicking a photographer back in the day. Like father like son? Read More
Drawing from the pool of notorious baddies, “Gangster Squad” resurrects mobster Mickey Cohen, casting him as the villain pursued by a unit of Los Angeles cops who break conduct codes and commit mayhem en route to nabbing him. With its top-notch cast and potentially compelling antagonist, the film might have been a vital blend of popcorn and prestige entertainment. Sadly, it’s just another cartoonish actioner. Read More
Actor and barfly Sean Penn has a very candid interview in the upcoming issue of Esquire. Without naming either of his former wives — Madonna and Robin Wright — Penn pulled no punches in a discussion of his love life. Read More
Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash resigned from his job at “Sesame Street” on Tuesday after word spread that another man had come forward and accused Clash of having sexual relations with him when he was underage.
According to TMZ, Cecil Singleton has filed a lawsuit in New York and is suing Clash for $5 million, alleging that he met the puppeteer on a telephone chat line when he was 15. Read More
Mitt Romney might have had the Koch brothers, but President Barack Obama had Hollywood, and that’s a mighty powerful ally.
Millions were raised by the industry’s heavy hitters, and now The Hollywood Reporter has examined what his victory means to Tinseltown. Read More
Britney Spears’ ex-manager Sam Lutfi is suing her for libel, but he also claims that her drug use was a big part of the problem.
Lutfi’s lawyer has alleged that Spears used crystal meth, and she shaved her head in an effort to rid herself of amphetamine-laced hair. Read More
Superstars such as Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn have had some unlikely co-stars in their films: San Francisco public schools. A number of films have been shot on local campuses, including “Hemingway and Gellhorn” and “Milk.” Although such projects earn the San Francisco Unified School District $880,000 a year, the majority of school-site filming is for advertising and corporate videos, which are not eligible for city programs intended to lure film crews here. Read More
Who was the cutie canoodling with Katy Perry at Coachella? (Try saying that 10 times fast.) The presently purple-haired pop star was loving up on Robert Ackroyd, the guitarist for critically lauded Brit band Florence and the Machine, this past weekend at the California music festival. While watching her pal Rihanna’s performance, they kissed, hugged, and swayed to the rhythm together.The “I Kissed a Girl” singer is reportedly already using the B-word, as in “boyfriend.” Read More
For those of you who predicted that the next royal wedding would be Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton’s … well, we’re sorry to burst your bubble. Though “Her Royal Hotness” (who’s not technically a royal, by the by) recently split with beau Alex Loudon, it wasn’t because the prince was waiting in the wings. Read More
Is there trouble in paradise for Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn? The new couple haven’t been shy about hot-and-heavy PDA for the past few months, and a source tells the New York Daily News that their relationship is “romantic”… but that didn’t stop Sean from chatting up some new lady friends at the Cannes Film Festival. Read More