Archives for the month of: May, 2014

The Avengers

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s little sister is reportedly in talks to play Scarlet Witch in director Joss Whedon’s The Avengers sequel.

Elizabeth Olsen appears to have replaced Irish actress Saorise Ronan as the frontrunner for the role.

If cast, the Martha Marcy May Marlene star will most likely join Kick-Ass hero Aaron Taylor-Wood onscreen – he recently confirmed that he has had discussions about playing Scarlet Witch’s brother Quicksilver.

It won’t be the first time he has teamed up onscreen with Olsen – they will appear together onscreen in the upcoming Godzilla remake.

Audrey Tautou

Beloved French film Amelie is to be reinvented as a Broadway musical.

Folk-rocker Dan Messe of Hem has teamed up with playwright Craig Lucas and lyricist Nathan Tysen to bring the 2001 film, starring Audrey Tautou, to the stage.

Announcing the news on Thursday (22Aug13), Messe wrote, “Not the best kept secret, but still I’m happy to announce that I’ve been commissioned to adapt the film Amelie for Broadway.”

The movie original, which was directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, was a huge hit just over a decade ago and picked up five Oscar nominations.

Queen Elizabeth was so overjoyed by the birth of HRH Prince George of Cambridge, that she invited staff at three of her royal residences to a champagne toast.

“The Queen is on cloud nine at the moment and wanted to share her happiness with her hard-working staff, so the obvious thing to do was to get out the champers,” a royal source told the Express (via HELLO! Magazine).

“Everyone was in a fantastic mood and we all toasted the baby, the parents and the Queen,” another added. “It was a fabulous gesture of her and everyone appreciated it. Everyone is so happy for the royals and especially the Queen. We have never seen her looking so happy and content.”

Employees at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland all raised a glass to the third-in-line, who is at his maternal grandparents’ home in Bucklebury, Berkshire.

Her Majesty extended the invitation to staff at all three locations on Friday to “enjoy a glass of champagne to celebrate the royal birth.”

The Queen is now on holiday at Balmoral, a castle in Scotland that has been in the family since Queen Victoria’s reign. At the moment, Prince Philip is too ill to join Her Majesty on the annual trip after undergoing surgery a few months ago. According to the Mirror, he will spend a bit more time convalescing at Sandringham.

The Duke of Edinburgh has yet to meet his great-grandson, and reports speculate that this may not happen until George’s christening in the fall. The Daily Mail, however, speculates that the meeting could happen as early as next month, when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spend a weekend at the castle.

Selena Gomez‘s 21st birthday celebrations continued this weekend with a gypsy-themed party and an on-again, off-again flame.

Justin Bieber, Derek Hough and Jaden Smith were just some of the famous young faces spotted heading into Gomez’s lavish bash in Malibu, Calif. on Saturday night, where (of-age) guests sipped cocktails and shots of VeeV A a Spirit.

Nearby photographers caught the Biebs holding a single rose (perhaps for the birthday girl?) after arriving to the party in his leopard print Audi.

Gomez, who officially turned 21 on July 22 (yes, that’s the same as HRH Prince George of Cambridge!), also rang in birthday celebrations with her BFFs, including Julianne Hough and Nina Dobrev.

Judging from these en route photos from Hough’s Instagram, Gomez chose the right theme for her party.

Gomez and Bieber were last spotted together at a Fourth of July party. Earlier this week, the “Come & Get It” singer told The Associated Press, “I’ve known [Bieber] for a really long time and we enjoy each other’s company every now and then. But I’m definitely single and enjoying being that.”

Oh Jelena, how you confuse us so…

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Joe and Teresa Giudice Indicted

Teresa and Joe Giudice have found themselves in legal hot water yet again.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s most infamous couple are facing some serious charges stemming from their bankruptcy case in 2009 in which the U.S. Attorney’s Office is alleging they conspired to defraud lenders to illegally obtain mortgages and loans and hide assets, according to a statement released July 29.

The reality stars have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud in a 39-count indictment.

The indictment also charges Joe (real name Giuseppe) with failure to file his tax returns from 2004 to 2008 after earning nearly $1 million.

“The indictment returned today alleges the Guidices lied to the bankruptcy court, to the IRS and to a number of banks,” U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said. “Everyone has an obligation to tell the truth when dealing with the courts, paying their taxes and applying for loans or mortgages. That’s reality.”

If you’re memory of all the Housewives drama is a bit fuzzy, let’s clear it up for you.

This all comes before and after Joe decided to withdraw his bankruptcy petition in 2011 after he and his wife filed Chapter 7 two years prior to the tune of $11 million.

“Today’s indictment alleges the Giudices did not live up to their responsibilities by failing to file tax returns, falsifying loan applications and concealing assets in their bankruptcy petition. The reality is that this type of criminal conduct will not go undetected and individuals who engage in this type of financial fraud should know they will be held accountable,” added Shantelle P. Kitchen, Special Agent in Charge of the IRS-Criminal Investigation in Newark, New Jersey.

Here is a play-by-play of the couple’s alleged criminal activity:

– From September 2001 through September 2008: The Giudices allegedly committed mail and wire fraud conspiracy when they submitted fraudulent mortgage and other loan applications to lenders and lied about their employment status and massive salaries.

Here’s a doozy – In September 2001, Teresa allegedly applied for a mortgage loan of $121,500 and falsely claimed on the documents that she was an executive assistant, submitted fake W-2 forms and paystubs by this phantom employer, according to the release.

– The release also cites the Giudices Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing in 2009 when they intentionally covered up money they made from a rental property (nearly $43,000) and Teresa’s income (over $110,000) from the Housewives, her website sales and personal and magazine appearances.

– The indictment also alleges that even before the headline-making couple became famous on the hit Bravo show, Teresa’s burly hubby made $996,459 between 2004 and 2008, but didn’t file tax returns.

And to top it off, they are looking at even more serious time behind bars – up to 50 years in prison!

That is, for each charge: Up to 20 years in the pokey and a $250,000 fine for mail and wire fraud, up to 30 years and a $1 million fine for bank and loan application fraud, and up to five years in the slammer and $250K fine for bankruptcy fraud.

While solo, Joe is facing up to a year in prison and a $100K fine for not filing his tax returns for four years.

To make their legal matters worse, Joe is already facing over 11 years in prison after he was charged in 2011 with fraudulently obtaining a phony driver’s license.

Attorneys for the Giudices were not available for comment.

Kristen Stewart On The Set Of 'Camp X-Ray'

Pro tip: never piss off Kristen Stewart.

A video of the Twilight actress giving a pesky paparazzo a piece of her mind has surfaced online. In the footage, the 23-year-old is seen yelling at photographers as she hides behind a gate in an alley, calling the cameraman that’s filming her a “piece of sh*t.”

“You don’t deserve to breathe the same air I do,” she hollers before calling the videographer is a “f**k face” when he protests.

Eventually, Stewart is seen hopping into the passenger seat of a car as the paparazzi starts taking picture. Though the photographer in question is heard bombarding her with questions about ex-boyfriend Robert Pattinson, the previously vocal actress remains quiet as an assistant hands her a drink.

However, Stewart isn’t the only person confronting the paps these days.

Rapper Kanye West recently got into a Cher-approved scuffle with a photographer outside of LAX.

So don’t worry, KStew. You’re not alone in this fight.

Kelly Osbourne shows off her engagement ring on

Kelly Osbourne went on her mom’s show Tuesday where she was more than happy to show off the rock her fianc Matthew Mosshart gave her. Unfortunately for anyone hoping they might get to see Kelly’s nuptials on television, the former reality star says she won’t be sharing her wedding with the world:

I don’t want to do a reality show. I’ve already done that. Like, every morning I wake up to another email, like, “an offer you cannot refuse.” I’m like, “I can refuse that. I don’t want to be on another reality show, I’m fine right now. Thank you.”

Kelly, whose hair could be a nod to Orange is the New Black‘s Crazy Eyes, got embarrassed when Sharon shared her reaction to the engagement: “more grandbabies!”

During her appearance, the ladies of The Talk also presented Kelly with a very special engagement gift. Check out the video above for the highlights.

Victoria’s Secret Angels Erin Heatherton, Karlie Kloss and Behati Prinsloo all graced the brand’s SoHo store for the launch of the new Body by Victoria collection Tuesday morning – and we were just a teeny bit disappointed they weren’t wearing their wings.

The girls gushed over the comfort and versatility of the nine-bra line, which Heatherton said was inspired by “French boudoir elegance,” as well as the accompanying fragrance which features Prinsloo as it’s face.

Although the South African bombshell kept pretty tight-lipped about her recent engagement to Adam Levine (breaking the hearts of women everywhere), Prinsloo did spill to Celebuzz on her fellow Angels’ reactions to the big news.

“They all texted me and said congratulations. They’re all so happy for me and it’s so nice to have them here today,” Behati said.

Aww, it’s like one big, happy family with ridiculously good genes and access to an unlimited supply of lingerie!

Kloss just happens to be one of the latest additions to that family, although she isn’t just on the pages of the Victoria’s Secret catalogue. The Chicago-born 21-year-old with legs for days is one of the most in-demand supermodels of the moment, having recently appeared in Vogue alongside Daft Punk.

“Nobody knows what they look like! To work with them in such a close way, it was really cool to get to know those guys,” Kloss told us. “They’re really, really nice. Really talented.”

Aside from hanging out with the electronic music duo, Kloss can also boast about having an insane number of Instagram followers. Make that 304,000. Obviously, the question on our mind was, how exactly do you take that perfect supermodel ‘selfie’ anyway?

“You gotta have a good filter. I like Rise. It’s actually named after my friend, Cole Rise,” Kloss said.

Of course it is.

As for Heatherton, the blonde beauty just made her debut on the big screen with a small part in Grown Ups 2, starring Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and Salma Hayek. Although she says she loves improv comedy, her ideal role lies in another genre.

“I would love to do a Coen Brothers movie. Just like a really little part where I get to be crazy,” Heatherton said.

It looks like the three supermodels are going down pretty different paths, but at least they share one thing in common: successfully crushing our dreams of ever looking remotely good in a bandage dress.

The king and queen of Nashville, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, are singing a goodbye love song to their Tennessee estate to the tune of $20 million.

The comely country couple are unloading their 753-acre farm, complete with a whopping 4 separate homes. And although this plantation may turn back the clock, its historic exterior compliments the modern amenities. Like its country chic owners, the interior is all designer from top to bottom, including marble and granite countertops and dark polished hardwood floors throughout the 3,300 square-foot, 3-bedroom, 4-bath abode where the McGraws reportedly called their main home.

The showcase showstopper is a historic Antebellum beauty boasting 6,800 square feet, 40-foot front hall, wood paneled library and stunning wall frescos.

And there’s two more homes to go! (All of which have unique charm and character all their own.)

The massive property comes with a restored log home built in 1850 and a 12-stall barn with attached caretaker’s apartment.

While some of the property lacks a celeb-worthy shiny veneer, it’s nothing a little elbow grease and a few extra bucks can’t gloss up.

And as you could imagine, with all that land it’s a nature’s lover’s paradise, with picturesque rolling hills, ponds, spring-fed creeks, lush green trees, and tall swaying grass.

The property was actually two separate adjacent parcels divided by the tree-lined Harpeth River until the singing superstars/actors bought them for a bargain $5.09M and $8.75M in 2001. And here’s some country trivia – the land was once owned by country legend Hank Williams.

So put on your cowboy boots and watch the video above to see how Million Dollar Listing New York’s Ryan Serhant scores this superstar couple’s fancy farm.

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