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I am a senior staff writer at THG and a big fan of Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Robert Pattinson. I believe Kim Kardashian is bad for society, but great for attention, and that The Real Housewives should all be banned from existence.

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It's unclear if Kanye West truly felt bad about his interruption of Taylor Swift at last month's Video Music Awards - but he likely will now.

The rapper's much-publicized tour with Lady GaGa has been canceled, as reports indicate ticket sales were lagging. One can only surmise this was due to VMA backlash directed at West.

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Lady Gaga thinks Kanye West is a "good guy," just not someone she wants to tour with. [Photos: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

Sources also claim Kanye and GaGa's representatives got along with each other worse than Jon and Kate Gosselin, while other insiders say the female singer was the one to pull the plug on the planned concerts.

She'll likely set up dates in smaller venues now, free from the Kanye drama.

Fans that had bought tickets to the joint performances can get a refund.

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On last night's installment of The Late Show with David Letterman, the host turned serious during a shocking admission to his studio audience.

Letterman opened up about a $2 million extortion plot against him, in which someone dropped off a package three weeks ago that threatened to expose the comedian's affair with female co-workers. A note in the package read:

"I know that you do some terrible, terrible things - and I can prove you do these terrible things."

As cameras rolled, Letterman said he chose to take action: "This morning, I did something I've never done in my life. I had to go downtown and testify before a grand jury.. I had to tell them all of the creepy things that I had done... The creepy stuff was that I have had sex with women who work for me on this show."

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Letterman has a 5-year-old son, Harry, with Regina Lasko, the woman with whom he's been for 23 years and married earlier this year.

Incredibly, the host said he took part in a sting operation against the blackmailer. Letterman's lawyers actually met the man, handed over a counterfeit $2 million check and the man was arrested on Thursday.

Reports indicate the culprit is Robert Halderman, a producer for 48 Hours, who lived with the staffer - Stephanie Birkitt - with whom Letterman slept. (The incident allegedly happened prior to Harry's birth and prior to Dave's marriage.)

After his explanation of events, Letterman said: "I don't plan to say much more on this particular topic."

Follow this article's jump to watch a clip of Dave admit to sex with women on the show and then crack a joke about it, as the audience is clearly confused about how to react to this news.

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It's official: there will be a third Transformers movie.

Despite critical lambasting and lukewarm audience reaction, there was never really any doubt that another film in this franchise would be made.

Now, director Michael Bay has announced the movie's release date on his blog, penning:

We have a great Transformers 3 story. The release date is now July 1st, 2011. Not 2012. Today is Day One. This morning started with an ILM meeting for five hours in San Francisco. Currently I’m flying with writer Ehren Kruger to Rhode Island to talk to Hasbro about new characters.

One key character will return, however: Bay went out of his way to welcome Megan Fox back into the role of Mikaela Banes. There's been tension between director and actress since she compared him to Hitler. He wrote:

Megan Fox, welcome back. I promise no alien robots will harm you in any way during the production of this motion picture. Please consult your Physician when working under my direction because some side effects can occur, such as mild dizziness, intense nausea, suicidal tendencies, depression, minor chest hair growth, random internal hemorrhaging and inability to sleep.

As some directors may be hazardous to your health, please consult your Doctor to determine if this is right for you.

Are you excited for Transformers 3?

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Robert Pattinson might play a vampire on the big screen, but a new co-star of his says the actor is more like a prisoner.

Asked about the Twilight Saga hunk, British stud muffin Jack Huston - who plays Royce King II in Eclipse - says Pattinson never really leaves his Vancouver hotel room, lest he open himself up to crazed fans and photographers.

“I don’t think he gets to hang out with many people because he’s sort of jailed to his room,” said Huston. “He can’t leave without being follow by a hundred people."

Fortunately, Kristen Stewart can come to Robert; and that's really all he seems to need these days.

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Robert Pattinson is like a prisoner, a co-star says. A well-paid, handsome, talented, beloved prisoner, that is!

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Kourtney Kardashian is so special.

On Monday, she Tweeted the following, incredible news: "My baby is moving like crazy! Going to try and relax and sleep."

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Thank goodness she alerted followers to that crucial information, but wouldn't it actually be more newsworthy if the child was NOT moving at this point in her pregnancy?

Kourtney Kardashian: Pregnant, Tweeting, crying out for attention.

Meanwhile, shady baby daddy Scott Disick is continuing to say whatever will make him sound like a responsible father-to-be.

"We're home every night looking at baby books and baby magazines," he told Us Weekly. "I just want to stay home with her, enjoy her company, look at her stomach and be with her."

And speak to any celebrity gossip tabloid that calls, of course.

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We gotta hand it to The Vampire Diaries.

Accused of being a rip-off of the Twilight Saga, even though the aforementioned book series came out prior to Stephanie Meyer's novels, The CW hit winked at the controversy this week.

During an exchange with another character, Damon Salvatore - played brilliantly by Ian Somerhalder - puts down the book he's been reading and says:

What's so special about this Bella girl? Edward's so whipped!

We almost spit out our Strawberry Kimi Gatorade at the line. Damon then says the book "has it all wrong," regarding how humans are turned into vampires. It was a funny, unexpected moment; one we hope Twilight fans have a sense of humor about.

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Considering the rave reviews Somerhalder has been receiving, it might be more apt to now ask again: Who makes the hotter pretend vampire?

 

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Jon Gosselin says his kids are sick of being on TV.

Kate Gosselin disagrees.

And the world is riveted, as these former life partners continue to set a terrible example for their children by airing every disagreement in a public, immature, bitter manner.

The latest war of words is based on Jon's legal maneuver to halt production on the revamped TLC series, Kate Plus 8. Suddently, as soon as he's no longer part of the show, Jon has chosen to look out for the well-being of his offspring, according to manager Mike Heller.

"Jon has been talking to TLC for a long time to cut back on the production and still honor his contract – because it's been getting in the way of his family, his children are complaining," Heller said.

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Kate, not hiding behind a rep, countered:

"I'm saddened and confused by Jon's public media statements. Jon has never expressed any concerns to me about our children being involved in the show and, in fact, is on the record as saying he believes the show benefits our children.

"I check in regularly with each of the kids to be sure they want to participate in and continue with the show and will continue to do so... It appears that Jon's priority is Jon and his interests. My priority remains our children."

Sorry, readers, but it's time to choose a side in this battle. Whose are you on?

 

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You've finally met your match, Robert Pattinson.

While tickets for The Twilight Saga: New Moon have been selling out faster than Kim Kardashian when faced with a QuickTrim offer, the film is no longer Fandango's most popular selection.

Instead, the film site ranks Michael Jackson's This Is It as the most anticipated flick of the fall season. MovieTickets.com agrees; it's already recoreded over 550 sellouts of the behind-the-scenes concert documentary.

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This Is It opens on October 28. It will only run for two weeks and will show footage of Jackson rehearsing for his final tour; an event, sadly, that never took place.

Last year, of course, Disney billed Best of Both Worlds, starring Miley Cyrus, as a one-week-only event. It earned $31 million opening weekend - and ended up running for four months.

In other words: if you don't have tickets for the MJ documentary yet, don't worry. We have a feeling it will be around for awhile.

** UPDATE: New autopsy results have been leaked out, and the coroner has determined Jackson weighed 136 pounds at the time of his death; was actively producing sperm; and has been deemed "fairly healthy" at the time of his passing.

This won't help Conrad Murray's case. It sounds like the doctor's dose of Propofol really did Jackson in.

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Finally, Miley Cyrus has an idea of what it's like to sit through her endless, self-serving stream of Twitter posts.

Having come down with a case of strep throat, the singer has taken to her message board like never before; which is saying a lot for someone that cries herself a river on Twitter pretty much every day already.

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Since being diagnosed with the ailment (which millions of people get every year and for which there's a simple antibiotic) late Tuesday night, Miley has Tweeted the following:

  • "Woke up with a sore throat. Why am I always sick? Strep is the worst thing ever."
  • "Laying in bed with @mommytish. She is my patience, my peace, and my LOVE. She is a miracle worker. Her 'cuddle time' is the best medicine."
  • "These are the times that my daddy REALLY comes in handy. He made me smile through the worst pain I've ever felt."
  • "Nurse Noah is taking good care of me tonight. I just put on a 'Snuggie' and ate a popsicle."

You know, Miles, it's hard to respect your privacy when you let us into every minutiae of your life.

We can say one nice thing about Cyrus:

During a performance in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, she turned pale, ran offstage - and managed to return to the stage 15 minutes later. Gotta give her props for that toughness.

But not much else.

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Thanks to what her rep is referring to as a "medical miracle," Padma Lakshmi is pregnant with her first child.

The Top Chef host has struggled for years with endometriosis, a problem in which the uterus' lining grows irregularly, causing pain, bleeding and possible infertility.

"As a result of her condition, this pregnancy has been referred to by her physician as nothing short of a medical miracle, and due to its delicate nature, we ask/implore the press to respect Ms. Lakshmi's privacy at this time," said her representative.

The father is unknown at this time, but please join us in wishing Lakshmi a hearty congratulations!

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