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MINAJ-CAREY FEUD A PR HOAX?

October 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Even Steven Tyler, a former American Idol judge, appears convinced that the supposed feud between current Idol judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey is bogus. Adding to a chorus of comments that the broohaha was contrived to help spike ratings for the slumping Fox talent show, Tyler, buttonholed by the celebrity website TMZ and asked […]

VIDEO OF SCOTT’S SUICIDE JUMP BEING SHOPPED TO TABLOID SHOWS

August 21, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

TMZ has said that it has been offered video footage of director Tony Scott’s suicide leap from the Vincent Thomas bridge in Los Angeles — for a price. The gossip website said that it did not accept the offer. However, it added, “multiple cameras,” still and video, captured the incident, including a surveillance camera at […]

STUDIO DENIES IT DUMPED STEWART FROM SNOW WHITE SEQUEL

August 16, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Universal executives were feeling downright grumpy on Wednesday following reports that they had dumped Kristen Stewart from the planned sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman. The reports, touched off by a story in the Hollywood Reporter that cited unnamed sources, linked the alleged booting to Stewart’s admitted affair with director Rupert Sanders that, in […]

DENVER NEWSPAPER CLAIMS BIG MEDIA PAYING SHOOTING WITNESSES

July 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Following last Friday’s shooting in an Aurora, CO theater that left 12 persons dead and dozens of others injured, some media organizations immediately moved in to gain exclusive access to eyewitness by offering them fees of thousands of dollars and requiring them to sign contracts granting them exclusivity, the Denver Post reported on Thursday. The […]

TMZ DISCOVERS ITS BIG SCOOP AFTER THE FACT

June 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The gossip website TMZ on Wednesday headlined “Terrence Malick — TMZ Captures a Hollywood Bigfoot!” Problem is, as the website itself admitted in an article accompanying the video, “Something INCREDIBLE happened and we didn’t even realize it — TMZ got footage of THE MOST elusive superstar in Hollywood!!!” As the video reveals, the TMZ reporter/cameraman […]

DISCO QUEEN DONNA SUMMER DEAD AT 63

May 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Donna Summer, whose disco tunes largely helped to produce the soundtrack of the 70s, has died at age 63, it was confirmed by the singer’s family today (Thursday). Active to the end, Summer appeared as a judge on the singer-songwriter competition Platinum Hit on Bravo last year, and she was reportedly recording a new album […]

HOW SHY WAS TEEN TV SENSATION REALLY?

March 26, 2012 by · 15 Comments 

A teenaged opera singer who was described by the TMZ website as “Susan Boyle 2.0” may have been repackaged — or may have repackaged himself — to achieve the maximum effect on Saturday’s telecast of Britain’s Got Talent. Seventeen-year-old Jonathan Antoine wandered onto the stage looking much like an obese Tiny Tim, except for a […]

REPORT: NBC NEWS PRODUCER AIMS TO LAND CASEY ANTHONY INTERVIEW

October 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

An NBC News producer has approached literary agents, advising them that if he could land a book deal for Casey Anthony, she would agree to give the network a one-hour interview that would run during primetime on NBC and be excerpted for the network’s Today show, according to gossip website TMZ, which cited no sources. […]

STUNTMAN INJURED DURING FEAR FACTOR TEST

August 23, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Dire predictions that a contestant will inevitably be seriously hurt on one of the reality shows that require physical skill gained new attention Monday when a stuntman testing a new setup for the Fear Factor broke both ankles when a safety mechanism failed. According to gossip website TMZ, which first reported the accident, the stuntman […]

75 EX-NFL PLAYERS CHARGE LEAGUE MISLED THEM ABOUT BRAIN INJURIES

July 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As expected, some 75 former professional football players have filed a class-action lawsuit against the NFL, claiming that the league intentionally concealed evidence that repeated concussions could lead to permanent brain damage. In fact, the lawsuit maintains, a study commissioned by the NFL in 1994 and another report published in 2004 concluded that multiple concussions […]

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