Author: Carrie McLean

Bartender dropped battery charges against Cuba Gooding Jr.

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. was facing battery charges after hitting a bartender in New Orleans, earlier this week. The charges against him were dropped on Wednesday, the Associated Press reports. Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. is currently filming “The Butler” in New Orleans. A few nights ago, while taking a break, he showed-up at the Old Absinthe House restaurant, where he ended up in an altercation with the bartender. According to the woman, the actor became annoyed by several people coming down at his table, wanting to take pictures with him. When the atmosphere became too tensed, the bartender tried to keep things from escalating, asking Gooding Jr. to remain calm. At that point, according to her declaration to the police, the actor shoved her. When the police arrived at the location, Gooding Jr. was already gone. He was charged with misdemeanor battery and was ordered to appear in court to face the allegations. However, on Wednesday, an official police report says that the bartender had dropped the charges and is not planning any further pursuance....

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Lindsay Lohan films nude scene with naked crew

Lindsay Lohan was uncomfortable filming a nude scene for her upcoming movie, “The Canyons”, so the entire filming crew had to go naked. Although it seems odd, the practice has been done before. When you think about Lindsay Lohan, the first images that come into your mind have little to do with purity and shyness. The Hollywood actress, who, in the past years was better known for her all-night partying and bumping into other people’s cars, is shy when it comes to shooting nude scenes. Even though she has posed nude for famous publications, such as The New York Magazine and Playboy, the feisty redhead is very self-conscious when she has to go nude in front of the camera. In order to make her more comfortable filming the scene with adult film actor James Deen, the crew of “The Canyons” stripped as well. A source speaking to ABC News says: “They were down to their underwear”. As odd as it may seem, the practice isn’t unprecedented. Film director Edward Zwick offered to do the same thing for the couple Jake Gyllenhaal – Anne Hathaway in the movie “Love and Other Drugs”. According Zwick, the two actors were complaining about the many times he had asked them to film naked so when he asked them what he could do, they said “You take your clothes off.” And he did. Lindsay...

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Snoop Lion says he is Bob Marley reincarnated

During a recent visit to Jamaica, hip-hop star Snoop Dogg had an epiphany: he says he connected with the spirit of the late reggae singer Bob Marley, that made him take a whole different artistic approach. Snoop Dogg became Snoop Lion and is preparing to launch his first reggae album this fall. This year in February, a 35-day vacation to Jamaica changed Snoop Dogg’s whole life. In the past months he has made radical changes in the way he sees life and embraces music. During a press conference on Monday, Snoop Dogg, who recently changed his name to Snoop Lion, opened up about his Jamaican experience and the changes it has produced at all levels. “I feel like I’ve always been Rastafarian”, Snoop Lion says, adding that he feels like he was reborn. “It feels like I’m 19 or 20 years old again”. As for his music, Lion turned to reggae sounds, composing texts that his “kids and grandparents can listen to”. He says that there comes a time in one’s life when one becomes wiser: “As a 40-year-old man … I’ve got to give something. That’s what you do when you’re wise”. Ditching the gangsta inspiration he used as Dogg, the artist says: “It’s so tragic that people are doing stupid things with guns”. To celebrate his reggae calling, Snoop Lion is working on a new album, which...

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Man who threatened Sheryl Crow gets restraining order

Sheryl Crow can now sleep peacefully at night knowing that the law has done its job: the man who threatened to kill her gets a restraining order. The Associated Press reports that the court ordered the man to stay 100 yards away from the singer. A man named Phillip Gordon Sparks has threatened Grammy-winner Sheryl Crow to kill her. According to the written statement of the music artist, Sparks had made it clear that he wants her not breathing anymore. Crow says that the man confessed to a worker at an entertainment union that he plans to “just shoot” her. The reason for his threats seems to be a strong belief that Crow had stolen money from him. Sparks was not reached for comment on the matter. The restraining order was given a few days ago and it stipulates that Phillip Gordon Sparks has to stay at least 100 yards away from Sheryl Crow and her family. The restraining also includes the members in her staff....

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Rupert Sanders‘ brother gives details on affair with Kristen Stewart

Leopold Ross, the brother of Rupert Sanders’ wife, Liberty, says that he and Kristen Stewart had been dating for months before the affair was made public. Ross gave more details to People magazine on what was presented by the two as a “momentary indiscretion”, but was actually a full-grown relationship. Leopold Ross told People that the affair between film director Rupert Sanders and actress Kristen Stewart began during the second half of the filming of “Snow White and the Huntsman”. He added that his sister, Liberty, Rupert’s wife, with whom he has two children, “made sacrifices for something she thought was worth it”. “Now she knows, right? Five minutes from her home. Doubt it was worth it but it’s life.” On the other hand, Ross says that Liberty hadn’t been happy in her marriage for a while and maybe them breaking-up might be a good thing in the long run. On the other hand, the effects of the affair on Kristen and Rob’s future might not be seen in the same positive light. According to a source speaking to The Mirror, Rob was planning on proposing to Kristen by the end of summer. On Saturday, a moving truck was spotted at the Los Angeles home that the “Twilight” couple has been sharing for a while now....

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