Monday, November 25, 2013

Miley Cyrus' 21st birthday party: The Lorax, Liam, and more [VIDEO]

Miley Cyrus advertised that her 21st birthday party would be wild, and she delivered as promised on Sunday night, with the embedded video (via TMZ) showing us highlights.

Among the guests was a Liam, but apparently not ex-fiance Liam Hemsworth, who Miley famously invited to the fete. Instead, guests included One Direction's Liam Payne and Niall Horan, along with Tyler the Creator, Kelly Osbourne, Emma Roberts, Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose and Cherie Daly.

Also appearing was The Lorax (yes, the Dr. Seuss character who speaks for the trees) a professional twerking team led by Amazon Ashley, and a horde of Miley's friends (and / or acquaintances) wearing masks with the "I'm not Hannah Montan any longer" girl's face on them.

There was booze flowing a'plenty. After all, Miley is now legal, when it comes to drinking. Her actual birthday was Saturday, Nov. 23, although the party took place after Sunday's American Music Awards.

Speaking of the AMAs, Miley didn't win anything.  She did perform "Wrecking Ball" in front of a gigantic feline, though, and we have to wonder if Miley was making a statement about other terms for a cat.

Since her 20th year was a big one, with positive things -- and negative things, such as the aforementioned split with Hemsworth -- we have to ask, what will 21 bring Miley (aside from a legal way to get booze)?

Monday, November 18, 2013

George Zimmerman arrested after authorities respond to domestic disturbance

George Zimmerman, he of the Trayvon Martin killing, has been arrested again. While it is not completely clear what what crime he has been accused of committing, just before 1:30 p.m. ET on Monday (via the Orlando Sentinel), Sheriff Don Eslinger confirmed that Zimmerman had been arrested and was being driven to the county jail in Sanford, Fla.

Authorities did tell the AP that Zimmerman was arrested after deputies responded to a disturbance call at a house on Topfield Court in western Seminole County near Apopka . WESH-Channel 2 reported that Zimmerman was accused of domestic violence by a girlfriend.

Adding two and two together, his girlfriend, 27-year-old Samantha Scheibe, lives in the 1300 block of Topfield Court, according to an unrelated Lake Mary police report. Increasing the gravity of the situation, law enforcement reportedly said the Zimmerman's new girlfriend is pregnant.

Zimmerman's wife, Shellie Zimmerman, filed for divorce in August.

Zimmerman will be stuck in jail until at least tomorrow, assuming this is indeed a domestic violence case. In Seminole Country, all domestic violence suspects are held without bail until they make an initial appearance before a judge, who must decide whether there is enough evidence in the case and whether or not the suspect should be granted bail.

Zimmerman is expected to appear before Seminole County Judge Fred Schott tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. in Sanford, Fla.

Zimmerman gained fame after he shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teenager, in the gated community of Sanford, near Orlando, in February of 2012. While civil rights activists claimed that Zimmerman racially profiled Martin, who was African-American, he was acquitted of murder in July.

Authorities are still reviewing the original case to determine whether Martin's civil rights were violated.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

'Andy Kaufman alive' incident labeled a hoax; watch the video

Andy Kaufman's career was full of both spectacularly funny and spectacularly strange events, and if this claim is true, it would be the strangest of them all -- that Andy Kaufman is still alive. Considering some of his stunts, it wouldn't be out of his nature to run such a prank, though. However, a Thursday report seems to indicate that the incident was all a hoax -- a hoax of Kaufman-esqe proportions.

TMZ reported on the incident on Wednesday. TMZ's report included a video.

In it, and during the closing speech at the Ninth Annual Andy Kaufman Awards at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City, an unidentified woman approached the stage. She claimed that she was Kaufman's daughter and that he was still alive and has secretly been living as a stay-at-home dad with a wife and daughter (her).

Notably, Andy's brother Michael, who hosted the event, told a story about a letter he found while rifling through his brother's things. He sai that he found a letter Andy Kaufman wrote that explained a plan to fake his own death.

The latest reports say nay to all this, however. CinemaBlend has pointed out her resemblance to a photo of an actress, Alexandra Tatarsky, on a theater website. The Smoking Gun reports that Tatarsky met Michael Kaufman at a New York gallery during a show featuring a collection of "Andy Kaufman artifacts" and that the two planned the stunt together.

Watch the video and judge for yourself.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Rob Gronkowski mocks Asian fan, calls him 'fried rice cook'

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was hosting a Q&A with fans in Foxborough, Mass. on Sunday night at the Bar Louie Restaurant dancing broke out. That, it and of itself, is not a big deal, but what happened next was. As TMZ reported (with video embedded),

Gronkowski was taken aback -- for some reason -- with an Asian Patriots fan with a Gronkowski jersey joined in. Acting surprised, he joked
They told me he could only cook fried rice!
Yep, the TE moved deeply into the realm of unpolitical correctness (or political uncorrectness).

He then went still further off the deep end, by calling the fan "Leslie Chow." Chow is Ken Jeong's character from "The Hangover" movie series. Jeong also stars as Ben Chang on the NBC comedy series "Community."

There was a little concern on the part of at least one person at the gathering. That person took the microphone away from Gronkowski and reminded fans that they had all signed waivers agreeing to hand over any cell phone footage.

It's unclear if that was a serious statement by a rep of Gronkowski, the organizer, or the venue, but the embedded video apparently survived the event.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Holy smokes: Watch as Miley Cyrus lights up a joint onstage at the 2013 MTV EMAs

Never one to let her last outrageous public appearance stand without competition, appeared to light up onstage Sunday night at the 2013 MTV EMAs (European Music Awards) -- and not just a cigarette, either, but a joint -- NBC News reported.

Cyrus lit up on stage, right after accepting the award fpr best music video. She pulled out what MTV News reported was a joint and said:
I couldn't fit this award in my bag but I did find this, so thank you guys very much.
Although MTV cut that portion of the ceremony out, they also trumpeted that it was a joint online.

That wasn't all for Cyrus, though. She also twerked with both a giant alien and a dwarf, showing size was not an issue for her.

Although edited out of the MTV broadcast, you can view Cyrus' joint-smoking antics in the embedded video.

As noted, the awards ceremony was held in Amsterdam; in that country marijuana is in many cases sold legally.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

No prostitute involved in viral Justin Bieber video: Report

Despite Justin Bieber's reported visit to a noted Brazilian brothel, the embedded video is not what it seems, TMZ said on Thursday.

The video, which went viral on YouTube, shows what appears to be a passed out Bieber in a bed, and shows an unidentified woman blowing a kiss to hims. Rumors quickly spread, perhaps fueled by Bieber's reported trip to Centauros, a Rio house of ill repute, that said that the woman was a prostitute.

According to reports from members of Bieber's camp -- which, naturally, should be taken with a grain of salt -- - Justin Bieber had rented a home outside of Rio to stay at during his Brazilian tour leg. After the show, he threw an after-party and invited about 50 people.

At some point during the party, Bieber fell asleep on a couch and one of the partygoers shot footage of the singer sleeping.

Meanwhile, it appears that Bieber was creeped out by the video. He is also -- friends say -- upset that he now has to defend himself against false claims of prostitution. The bottom line, according to TMZ and the Bieber camp members, is that there was no prostitution involved, at least outside of Centauros.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Brazilian 'Believe' tour leg: Watch Justin Bieber storm off after being hit with water bottle

Pop superstar Justin Bieber walked offstage on Saturday night after being hit in the hand with a water bottle (shown in embedded video). It was just one of the Brazilian snafus that have occurred in this leg of his "Believe" tour, as the Globe and Mail also reported on his Saturday night tardiness and his visit to an infamous Brazilian brothel.

Bieber was close to the end of his set singing "Boyfriend," which he has been following up with "Baby" on his tour. The bottle water knocked his microphone out of his hand, after which he who looked menacingly into the audience prior to turning and walking off without saying a word.

Fans stayed in hopes of a return, but it was not to be. Bieber had already annoyed the crowd, as he arrived 20 minutes late to his concert at Anhembi Arena, another example of his tardiness to his venues. In addition, Bieber showed up over three hours late for a scheduled meet-and-greet with fans, who were given only a few moments with him despite reportedly paying up to $1,500.

In terms of the brothel, Bieber apparently spent three hours at an infamous Rio de Janeiro house of ill repute named Centauros before attempting to exit anonymously. That didn't work too well, as everyone recognized his bodyguards.

Photos that appear to show Bieber, wrapped in a bedsheet and leaving the brothel made the front pages of papers all over Brazil.