Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Gold Medalist Missy Franklin : NBC Hooked Parents Up With Hot Seats

The parents of newly-minted gold medalist Missy Franklin had such bad seats last night, they nearly had to watch her record-breaking swim through binoculars -- but TMZ has learned, NBC upgraded them BIG TIME ... at the very last minute.

A rep for the US Swimming Team tells TMZ, Missy's parents had purchased tickets to watch their daughter dominate the 100m backstroke -- but they were all the way in the nosebleed section.

We're told NBC producers noticed -- and not wanting to miss their emotional reactions on TV, they hooked Missy's parentals up with some sweet seats right near the front.

NBC wasn't disappointed either -- 17-year-old Missy eked out a victory over Australian favorite Emily Seebohm for the gold medal ... and her parents went NUTS!

Go USA.

USA Easily Wins Gold In Womens Gymnastics

Not to gloat, but ... AMERICA IS BETTER THAN EVERYONE ELSE ON THE PLANET IN WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS!!!!

The U.S. women's gymnastics team didn't just win GOLD in the team competition ... they CRUSHED the competition ... slaughtering Russia by a whole 5 points.

Just to compare, China beat the US back in 2008 by 2ish points ... in what was then considered to be a pretty dominant performance. So, 5 points is HUUUUUGE.

It's a big deal ... the team -- made up of Jordyn Wieber, Gabrielle Douglas, Alexandra Raisman, Kyla Ross, and McKayla Maroney -- was favored to win ... and they didn't disappoint, scoring 183.596 today. Russia came in at 178.5 (suck it).

Romania won bronze.

The last gold medal was won at the Atlanta Games in 1996 -- with the team of Amanda Borden, Amy Chow, Dominique Dawes, Shannon Miller, Dominique Moceanu, Jaycie Phelps ... and of course ... Olympic hero Kerri Strug.

It's a beautiful day for America. Now excuse us while we set off some fireworks, wrap ourselves in the Declaration of Independence, and drive our Chevy into the sunset.

Michael PhelpsWins 19th Olympic Medal - Most Medals In All !!!

Michael Phelps has officially won more Olympic medals than ANY OLYMPIAN IN HISTORY -- winning his 19TH MEDAL moments ago during the 4x200m relay.

Phelps and his team -- Ryan Lochte, Ricky Berens, and Conor Dwyer -- picked up gold for the United States, with Phelps beating out France in the final stretch by almost a body length. China took bronze.

In addition to the all-time Olympic medal record, Phelps also holds the all-time record for most gold Olympic medals (15), and the record for most gold medals in individual events (9).

The previous all-time Olympic medal count was held by Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina, who won 18 total medals over 3 Olympics.

USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Katherine Jackson to File for Joint Custody of Prince , Paris , Blanket

Just two days after she temporarily lost guardianship over her three grandchildren (the late Michael Jackson's children), Katherine Jackson will file joint custody with the King of Pop's nephew, T.J. Jackson.

A lawyer for the 82-year-old Katherine said that the new arrangement will lessen the burden of day-to-day tasks that have proved increasingly difficult for her while still maintaining her authority as a guardian of Prince, 15; Paris, 14; and Blanket, 10.

Katherine lost her custody rights on July 25 after a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled that she had been unable to oversee the children properly due to the involvement of others. The judge installed Michael's nephew T.J. (son of Tito) as a temporary guardian over Prince, Paris and Blanket.

The "pleading will essentially now legally reflect how Mrs. Jackson and T.J. have often shared responsibilities of raising the children since Michael Jackson's tragic passing," Perry Sanders, a lawyer for Katherine, Told Tmz. . "[The arrangement] reflected wishes of [Michael Jackson's] children."

The new arrangement, Sanders notes, will still keep Katherine as the sole person in charge of the family's allowance, which is a reported $70,000 per month.

On Thursday, the eldest Jackson child, Prince, tweeted a series of messages that expressed his disapproval of the way his family had handled the recent drama. He said that Katherine had been essentially manipulated and lied to,then threatened to "continuewith the truth".

Katherine appeared to return home to the children in Los Angeles early Thursday morning.

"Mrs. Jackson is extremely pleased with the prospect of enjoying the pleasure of raising Michael's children without the day to day tedium of items such as managing the large staff that goes with such a high profile family and focus her attention on being a grandmother and raising Michael's children," Sanders said.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Prince Threatens to "Tell the Truth"

As if the Jackson famly drama couldn't get any more twisted, Michael Jackson's oldest son, Prince, is now threatening to tell the truth if the lies don't stop. The 15-year-old tweeted early Thursday , Prince Jackson took to Twitter to blast his family.

The 15-year-old then posted a screenshot of his group chat from Monday , in which he wrote, "This is enough so I am texting you for the simple fact that WE DEMAND TO SPEAK TO MY GRANDMA NOW!!!"

Janet Jackson’s reply, apparently written without realizing Prince could see it: "Don’t let them pls."

Early Thursday, Prince Jackson took to Twitter to blast his family.

Here’s his statement in full:

I would first like to start off this tweet by thanking the fans that have always stood by me and my family, my dad really appreciated your support and I still treasure it to this day. As I am sure everyone is well aware of the events that have been going on. I have been holding off on backing up my sister and her tweets avidly because I was waiting for the time to reveal my side.

As long as I can remember my dad had repeatedly warned me of certain people and their ways. Although I am happy my grandma was returned, after speaking with her I realized how misguided and how badly she was lied to. I’m really angry and hurt.

The following chat I had started to several family members. This group text message I had started was replied to but they didn’t know that I could see the responses. For this whole time, they denied us contact to our grandmother. "If you continue with your lies I will continue with the truth."

The 15-year-old then posted a screenshot of his group chat from Monday, in which he wrote, "This is enough so I am texting you for the simple fact that WE DEMAND TO SPEAK TO MY GRANDMA NOW!!!"

Janet Jackson’s reply, apparently written without realizing Prince could see it: "Don’t let them pls."

Prince want's the true to be told about the mistreatment from his aunts and uncles (including Janet, Austin and Rebbie) and about a warning issued from his late father, who he said "had repeatedly warned me of certain people and their ways."

Prince's exigency comes at the behest of his two siblings, sister Paris, and brother Blanket, 10. Prince had previously remained quiet about the bizarre series of events this week, which have seen his 82-year-old grandmother reported missing , found the next day at a resort in Arizona on doctor's orders, and then losing her guardianship over her three grandchildren.

Early Thursday morning, Prince tweeted , "grandma's here! #thankyougod." He then continued with shocking claims against his family members, saying that Katherine Jackson had been "lied to" and that he and his two siblings had been denied contact with their grandmother.

"For this whole time, they denied us contact to our grandmother. If you continue with your lies I will continue with the truth," Prince tweeted. "As long as I can remember my dad had repeatedly warned me of certain people and their ways. Although I am happy my grandma was returned, after speaking with her I realized how misguided and how badly she was lied to. I'm really angry and hurt."

He then appeared to threaten his family members with a screenshot of a group text he had sent to his aunts and uncles. The screenshot would almost be brilliant satire if it weren't coming from a verified account, and also a child (for instance, Janet Jackson is stored as "Janet Jackson" in his phone, Rebbie Jackson is "Auntie Rebbie," etc.).

Prince wrote. "This group text message I had started was replied to but they didn't know that I could see the responses. For this whole time, they denied us contact to our grandmother. If you continue with your lies I will continue with the truth.

Katherine temporarily lost custody of her son Michael Jackson's three children on July 25; a Los Angeles Superior Court judge installed Michael's nephew T. J. Jackson as the temporary guardian over the three children. In a statement she read on ABC's "Nightline," a disoriented Katherine said she was "devastated" to have lost her guardianship.

Early Thursday, Prince Jackson took to Twitter to blast his family.

Here’s his statement in full:

I would first like to start off this tweet by thanking the fans that have always stood by me and my family, my dad really appreciated your support and I still treasure it to this day. As I am sure everyone is well aware of the events that have been going on. I have been holding off on backing up my sister and her tweets avidly because I was waiting for the time to reveal my side.

As long as I can remember my dad had repeatedly warned me of certain people and their ways. Although I am happy my grandma was returned, after speaking with her I realized how misguided and how badly she was lied to. I’m really angry and hurt.

The following image is of a group chat I had started to several family members. This group text message I had started was replied to but they didn’t know that I could see the responses. For this whole time, they denied us contact to our grandmother. "If you continue with your lies I will continue with the truth."

The 15-year-old then posted a screenshot of his group chat from Monday, in which he wrote, "This is enough so I am texting you for the simple fact that WE DEMAND TO SPEAK TO MY GRANDMA NOW!!!"

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Michael Jackson Kids Placed Under Temporary Guardianship


T.J. Jackson (the 34-year-old son of Michael’s brother Tito Jackson) has been appointed the temporary guardian of Michael Jackson's children.

On Wednesday, an L.A. probate court judge suspended Katherine Jackson as the guardian of Paris, Prince and Blanket because she’s been in Arizona and hasn’t spoken to the kids in more than a week, having possibly been prevented by a third party (presumably Jermaine , Randy and janet Jackson ).

The lawyer for Paris, Prince and Blanket said the kids were in favor of having T.J. as their temporary guardian.

As Gossip Cop previously reported, Katherine has been out of town amid Familt chaos and an alleged plot by her children to take control of the estate.

On Tuesday, it was alleged that Janet and Paris had slapped each other during a heated altercation at the children’s home.

Katherine is said to be returning home today.

Stay Tune for updates.

Today is 10th or 11th day these kids have been without the supervision of their legal guardian.

I don't know if Katherine is where she is voluntarily or not, but it is good that kids are out of the house until things settle down!

Katherine Jackson has been temporarily stripped of her guardianship over Michael Jackson's 3 kids, and an L.A. judge just appointed Tito Jackson's son TJ to become the temporary guardian.


And there's more ... Judge Mitch Beckloff advised TJ and his lawyer, Charles Shultz, to seek a permanent guardianship, after hearing stories that Katherine may have been held against her will "from third parties." Translation -- Randy, Janet, Jermaine and Rebbie.


Before handing down the ruling, TJ's lawyer told the judge TJ got a strange phone call from Katherine yesterday. TJ said, "I've never heard my grandmother talk like that." TJ added, "She wasn't sharp. The pauses, choice of vocabulary ... she has not used certain phrases like that before." TJ thought she was talking in code. TJ choked up as he addressed the court.


TMZ broke the story that TJ would make this move -- a move supported by Paris, Prince, and Blanket, as well as the Michael Jackson Estate.


The judge said Katherine was not suspended for wrongdoing, but that she was prevented from doing her guardianship by the third parties who are clearly Randy, Janet, Jermaine and Rebbie.

Katherine's lawyer, Sandra Ribera, added that she (Sandra) has been to the house several times recently and believes Katherine has been held against her will.


Katherine's lawyer, Perry Sanders, says he would vigorously oppose any move to permanently strip Katherine of her guardianship duties.


Perry also says ... when Katherine returns to L.A., he will file a motion to reinstate her as guardian .

Katherine Jackson : All "Drugged Up" WTF

Katherine Jackson called her home in Calabasas at 2 AM today and again at 4 AM, sounding "drugged" and ordering that the security team be fired and replaced by Janet Jackson's security ... TMZ has learned.


A lawyer in court today made reference to "an incident" last night -- this is the incident. Sources involved in the situation tell TMZ ... people in the house were "alarmed and nervous" after hearing Katherine sounding heavily drugged.


In addition to attempting to 86 the security team, Katherine ordered Trent Jackson off the property. You may recall, Jackson's security -- and Trent in particular -- thwarted Monday's attempt by Randy, Jermaine and Janet to take the kids to Arizona.


Our sources say the prevailing view is that Randy and company have drugged their mom.


We're also told Jackie Jackson is furious at his conspiratorial siblings for what they've done and what they are trying to do.


TMZ were unable to get Randy for comment.


Katherine's lawyer, Perry Sanders, tells TMZ ... "I'm waiting on Katherine to get back in town and I'm looking forward to getting a hold of her to ascertain what's been going on."

Now the fun begins ... papa Joe just hit town

Because no Jackson family drama is complete without Papa Joe ... Katherine's estranged husband has finally come to town ... and moments ago, he arrived to the family's famous home in Encino, CA.


It's the first time we've seen Joe Jackson since Katherine was reported missing over the weekend.


Joe -- who spends most of his time in Vegas and rarely comes to L.A. -- pulled up at the Jackson compound roughly 30 minutes ago in a black Mercedes with Nevada plates, wearing his trademark fedora. We're told he checked the mail and disappeared into the home.


Katherine is currently on her way back to L.A.


No word on how long Joe plans to stay in town ... or if he plans to meet up with the family to try and end the drama.

Janet Jackson Feud Heats Up

Janet allegedly slaps Paris , calls her a " spoiled little bitch."

Somehow we don't think this is what Michael Jackson meant when he wrote the song, "Heal the World ."


According to TMZ, an all-out war broke out at the Calabasas, California home of "missing " Jackson family matriarch Katherine Jackson on Monday afternoon, complete with slapping and punching.

Sources tell the site that two SUVs with Randy, Jermaine and Janet Jackson inside, followed a car driving Michael Jackson's three kids (Paris, Prince and Blanket) inside the gates of Katherine's home. TMZ reports that MJ's three siblings, who did not have authority to enter the premises, tried to "strong-arm" all three of Michael's kids, in order to get them in an SUV and take them to Arizona, where Katherine Jackson has been staying.


That's when all hell broke loose!


Sources say a scuffle ensued after Janet tried to grab a resistant Paris's cell phone, and Janet slapped her teenage niece and called her a "spoiled bitch" during a violent face-off outside the home!


Not to be outdone by her aunt's display of violence, the NY Post reports that Paris fired back with her own slap and told Janet, "This is our house. Not the Jackson family house. Get the f**k out!"


Making matters worse, Janet and Paris reportedly weren't the only ones who got physically violent with each other. The NY Post also reports that Trent Jackson (Tito Jackson's son), who is apparently trying to get temporary guaridnshil of Michael's kids , put Randy in a headlock and punched Jermaine in the mouth.

MTV reported that police were called to the scene but did not make any arrests.

Meanwhile, Katherien Jackson, who was presumed to be missing earlier in the week, is staying with her daughter Rebbie in Arizona while doctors have ordered her to stay away from computers and phones in order to de-stress, according to the AP and a statement released by Jermaine Jackson on Sunday.


Talking about the scuffle with MJ's kids, Randy Jackson admitted to ABC's "Good Morning America," that things "did get out of hand" when Janet, brother Jermaine and him visited Katherine's Calabasas home to speak with Michael's three kids on Monday afternoon, but he blamed the altercation on security personnel who tried to block their entrance. Randy also denied the allegations that Janet slapped her niece. "There was no slapping or calling of names. That never happened," he told GMA.


"(We were) coming to tell the children that they could talk to and visit with their grandma anytime they want, that she was resting on doctors orders," he added. "We were denied access to our own home."


TMZ has also learned that Tito's son, Trent Jackson, has entered the probate court in downtown L.A., along with an army of lawyers, trying to get temporary guardianship of Michael Jackson's 3 kids.


Katherine's lawyer, Perry Sanders, tells TMZ , "This is a very tense time when of course we don't feel Mrs. Jackson should be removed as guardian and we would vigorously oppose that on anything other than an extremely short-term basis, until she returns home."


UPDATE

: TMZ has now learned that Judge Mitch Beckloff just made Trent Jackson the temporary guardian of MJ's kids and suspended Katherine's guardianship.


Trent's lawyer is expected to file for permanent guardianship of the kids in the next 48 hours, according to TMZ. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Jennifer Hudson : William Balfour Gets Three Life Sentences

Described by the judge as possessing a soul "as barren as dark space," William Balfour was sentenced Tuesday to three life sentences for the 2008 murders of Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew.



"You have the heart of an arctic night," Cook County Circuit Judge Charles Burns told Hudson's former brother-in-law during the sentencing in a Chicago courtroom.



Hudson, the first witness at the trial, sat in court next to her sister – Balfour's former wife and the mother of the youngest victim, 7-year-old Julian King – and dabbed her eyes with a tissue.



In a brief statement, Balfour, 31, who was convicted in May, said, "My deepest prayers goes out to Julian King."

I loved him," he said. "I still love him. I'm innocent, your honor."



The judge later responded, "The fact that you can stand in court and tell us you love that child is an insult to all of us."

Mel Gibson's Step-Mom : Mel Better Pay For My Divorce

Mel Gibson's step-mother insists it's all Mel's fault she's getting divorced from the actor's father -- and now, she wants Mel to pay her legal bills.

Teddy Joye Hicks Gibson just filed legal docs in L.A. County Superior Court, asking a judge to make Mel a party in her divorce proceedings with Mel's father Hutton Gibson, who filed for divorce back in June.


According to the docs, filed by attorney Brian J. Kramer, Mel not only pushed his father to divorce Teddy -- he booted her from her marital home too ... and has been covering Hutton's legal bills.


As a result of his alleged involvement, Teddy wants a judge to order Mel to pay HER legal costs too -- which she estimates will be around $65,000. She says she has already spent $30,000.


Teddy also wants a judge to order Mel to let her back into her house. (As we reported, Teddy is already seeking a restraining order to block Mel from kicking her out, but that hasn't been ruled on yet).


And there's more ... Teddy wants $15,000/month in spousal support from Hutton -- an expense Mel would probably be footing.


There's a hearing today to rule on Teddy's latest request.


[UPDATE]

1:45 PM PT

-- The judge declined to rule today, setting a hearing on the matter for August. Hutton has also filed docs saying Teddy isn't entitled to money -- because she's got access to plenty of her own funds.

Katherine Jackson's Attorney : MJ's Kids Were Ambushed

Katherine Jackson's legal team claims Michael Jackson's siblings have concocted a diabolical plot to remove Katherine from her home and her "beloved grandchildren" ... and part of the plan involved ambushing MJ's children.


Katherine's attorney released a statement saying, "Yesterday afternoon certain Jackson family members ambushed Katherine Jackson’s home after their vehicle tore through security gates on the tails of the SUV containing Michael Jackson’s children."


"After exiting their vehicles, Jackson family members ran up to Michael’s children as they yelled and began to aggressively grab at the cell phones in their hands. Out of concern for the well being of Prince, Paris, and Blanket Jackson, the children were forced to temporarily leave their home and have been taken to a safe location. An altercation ensued shortly thereafter and law enforcement arrived at the scene."


The statement continues, "Following the incident, it was learned that one of the family members who was part of the ambush admitted that a plan has been in place for the last three years to remove Katherine Jackson from her home and her beloved grandchildren."


"Prince, Paris, and Blanket Jackson have not heard from their grandmother since she left their home nine days ago to attend a series of her sons’ concerts on their Unity Tour. She never made the shows. Despite efforts to interview Katherine Jackson at her current location in Arizona yesterday, Los Angeles County Sheriffs confirmed that they were denied access to Mrs. Jackson by security for one of her children. "


The Michael Jackson Estate has also released a statement saying, "We are acutely concerned about the welfare of Mrs. Jackson, and most particularly with Michael's minor children."


The statement continues, "We are concerned that we do what we can to protect them from undue influences, bullying, greed, and other unfortunate circumstances. While we do not have standing to directly intervene, we have monitored the situation and will continue to do so. We believe measures are being put in place that will help protect them from what they are having to deal with."

Monday, July 23, 2012

Mariah Carey : Joins 'American Idol'

Mariah Carey has officially joined "American Idol."

Following weeks of speculation, Fox's entertainment president Kevin Reilly made the announcement at the Fox executive session panel at the Television Critic's Association Summer Press Tour.

"I'm so excited to be joining 'Idol.' I wanted to be there today and I wish I could've been there myself to tell you," Carey told the audience via phone after Reilly called her and put her on speaker. "It happened really quickly. I can't wait to get started in a couple months. Everybody have a great TCA and I will see you in January."

Reilly would not confirm any other rumors, including whether or not Randy Jackson will be back in judging capacity.

"We finished the show at the top again -- Phil Phillips went to gold faster than any other 'Idol' in the history of the show -- but our ratings were down," Reilly said. "Not being the only game in town now we needed to keep things fresh. We had a dialogue with everyone on the bench. We have the biggest names in the business interested in doing the job. It’s going to be a matter of finding the right chemistry and making a deal. Randy has been working with Mariah for a long, long time. Randy was instrumental in doing this deal."

Shortly after the announcement to the audience, Fox issued a statement confirming Carey's "Idol" involvement.

"As a singer, songwriter and producer, it’s going to be fun and rewarding to help find new talent and give back with 'American Idol,'" Carey said in a statement. "I'm currently in the studio working on my new album and its first single, 'Triumphant,' which will be out early next month. I can’t wait to channel my creative energy as a part of this show which is a massive global phenomenon."

"American Idol" Season 12 will look different when it returns in January 2013. Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler are both leaving the show after two seasons. Veteran judge Jackson's involvement with the series is also in question with rumors indicating he'll move to a mentor role.

How long will Carey stay on the series? Details weren't revealed, but "Idol" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe told audiences at the TCA Summer Press Tour that he can see having a new judging panel every year of the series .

"We are proud to have one of the world's greatest-ever female singers join our show," Simon Fuller, creator and executive producer of 'Idol,' said in a statement. "Mariah defines the word 'Idol' and will inspire every singer that has the honor of performing in front of her."

Katherine Jackson : What's All The Fuss "WTF"

Katherine Jackson is at a fancy spa in Tucson, Arizona, but the big question now ... why did she effectively abandon Michael Jackson's 3 kids?


Sources tell us ... Michael Jackson's siblings took Katherine from the family compound in Encino, CA to the Arizona spa, because they feel "the house is utter chaos" and Katherine is exhausted.


Here's the mystery ... Paris and presumably the other 2 kids were never told Katherine was leaving and it's been a week since they've seen her. So why would Michael's brothers and sisters yank Katherine from the home when she is the only parental link to the 3 kids who are still coping with their father's death?


Sources familiar with the situation tell us ... there's a "concerted effort" to get Katherine on board to challenge Michael Jackson's will and get the Executors removed. In addition to Randy and Jermaine, Rebbie and Janet are also on board, although it's unclear exactly how much Jackie supports the move.

Michael's siblings have a lot to gain if the will is invalidated, because it cuts them out of Michael's fortune, and once Katherine dies all the money is firmly earmarked to MJ's kids, charity, and that's it.


The L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. is still treating the report that Katherine went missing as an open investigation and they are doing a follow-up to make sure she's ok .

Katherine Jackson : At Arizona Spa -

Katherine Jackson is alive and well in Arizona, though she's playing her cards close to her vest.

TMZ broke the story ... Michael Jackson's siblings whisked Katherine away to a spa in Tucson to help her escape what they called the "utter chaos" of the Jackson family home in Encino. Apparently no one told Katherine's nephew, who reported her missing Saturday night.


Now, a photo of Katherine at the Arizona spa has surfaced -- showing her playing UNO with her daughter Rebbie, her granddaughter Stacy, and her great grandson London.


Katherine is supposedly relaxing and having a good time.


Not pictured: MJ's children ... who Katherine abandoned in L.A. during her getaway.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

[UPDATE] Katherine Jackson ... Missing

[UPDATE]
11:40 AM PT -- A source tells the AP that Katherine is is with her daughter Rebbie and has been prescribed rest by a physician.

9:30 AM PT -- Katherine's lawyer released a statement, saying in part, "Concerned family members, particularly Michael's children, have since made ongoing pleas to those believed to have knowledge of her location for information regarding her whereabouts. The only reports provided have been both conflicting and confusing -- especially those pertaining to the status of Katherine Jackson's health. When Michael's children last saw their grandmother on July 15, 2012, she was in great health physically as well as mentally."


She continued, "Prince, Paris, and Blanket are the light of Katherine Jackson's life, as she is to those children. Out of concern for Mrs. Jackson's well-being and in an effort to ensure her being safely reunited with her grandchildren as soon as possible, a report was filed on Saturday with the Sheriff's Department who will be investigating this matter."

4:44 AM PT -- The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department issued a release that says, "Katherine Jackson is reportedly with family members. Late Saturday night, a different family member reported that he was unable to speak with her and is concerned for her well being. Deputies are continuing to make efforts to reach her and ask that she contact the Malibu / Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department."
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Katherine Jackson

has been reported missing by her nephew late Saturday night ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.


According to our sources, a nephew of Katherine's filed a missing person's report with the L.A. County Sheriff's Department after her grandchildren had been unable to reach her for over a week.


Jermaine Jackson tweeted earlier this week that Katherine was in Arizona resting up on doctor's orders. But early this morning, Paris Jackson tweeted, "yes, my grandmother is missing. i haven't spoken with her in a week i want her home now."


She followed that up with a plea for people to call the authorities if they see her, then added, "the same doctor that testified on behalf of dr murray saying my father was a drug addict (a lie) is caring for my grandmother... just saying."


Katherine Jackson's lawyer told CNN she has never gone more than 24 hours without speaking to her grandchildren.


As TMZ previously reported, the Jackson family has been feuding of late ... with Randy, Jermaine, Tito, Rebbie and Janet Jackson seeking to have the executors of the Michael Jackson Estate resign from their positions.


A letter that leaked on the internet, written by the aforementioned Jacksons, claimed that John Branca and John McClain had "taken advantage of the family ... and have stressed out Katherine Jackson so much, that she recently suffered a "mini-stroke.'"


A word to the wise ...regardless if John Branca and John McClain was taking advantage of the family estate ... no way would katherine not leave a phne number or some way for Michael's kids get in touch with her ... something stinks in Demark .... just saying and that's the way I roll .

Katherine Jackson Missing in Action "OMG"

Michael Jackson’s mother,Katherine Jackson , has been reported missing.

One of her nephews, Trent, reported her missing to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday night after her grandchildren, including Paris, Prince and Blanket, have been unable to get in touch with her for a week.

Paris even tweeted, "my grandmother is missing. i haven’t spoken with her in a week i want her home now."

"If anybody sees my grandmother, please call the authorities," she added.

A Jackson attorney said, "The kids were trying to get a hold of their grandmother and they haven’t been able to reach her for almost a week," noting the family matriarch "has never gone 24 hours without talking to her kids."

The missing persons report comes amid claims by Jackson siblings Randy , Jermaine, Tito, Rebbie and Janet that Michael’s estate was being mishandled by its executors, and that Katherine had suffered an "mini-stroke" as a result of how she was being treated by them.

Jermaine, however, tweeted, "I want to reassure everyone (inc all sudden medical experts) that Mother is fine but is resting up in AZ on the orders of a doctor, not us."

"This is our mother and her health is paramount. We are not inventing or plotting anything. We are following doctor’s advice. Period," he added.

Still, the case has been referred to the homocide-missing persons unit.

Updates as more information emerges

Just a thought : find it rather bizarre that Katherine wouldn't at least talk to the kids by phone for a week now . Something sounds fishy to me . I don't believe a word that comes out of those brothers mouths either , the nasty little greedy hanger ons ...HeHe

 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sage Stallone : Laid to Rest in Private Funeral

Sylvester Stallone and several close family members mourned the passing of Sage Stallone today, at a private funeral held in Brentwood, CA.


The memorial services took place at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church. Sly, his wife Jennifer Flavin, and his brother Frank Stallone were all present.

36-year-old Sage -- who appeared in "Rocky V" with his dad -- died July 13 at his L.A. home. The circumstances surrounding his death are still being investigated.


In a previous statement Sylvester Stallone said, "This agonizing loss will be felt for the rest of our lives. Sage is our first child and the center of our universe and I am humbly begging for all to have my son's memory and soul left in peace."

Craig Ferguson : Replaces Monologue With Message About Colorado Shooting

Craig Ferguson replaced the monologue portion of Friday’s pre-recorded "Late Late Show" with a sober message in the wake of that morning’s Colorado movie theater shootingmassacre .

The comedian explained that the episode about to be shown (taped on Thursday, before the tragedy) had opened with a monologue including references to The Dark Knight Rises and Ferguson’s usual silliness, and that it felt "inappropriate" to air the segment as originally planned.

While he "didn’t want to add my rage and despair to everyone else’s," Ferguson instead extended his sympathies to the victims’ families and noted, "We are all diminished when something like this happens."

Dark Knight Rises : Christian Bale , Anne Hathaway Leave Paris

Following the decision to cancel the Paris premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises," the movie's stars, Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway, hopped aboard a private jet yesterday at a private airport.


Warner Bros. has also canceled appearances by the cast scheduled for Mexico and Japan.


The film's director, Christopher Nolan, released a statement yesterday that read in part, "Speaking on behalf of the cast and crew of 'The Dark Knight Rises', I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community ... Nothing any of us can say could ever adequately express our feelings for the innocent victims of this appalling crime, but our thoughts are with them and their families."

Christian Bale Releases Statement : "Words Cannot Express The Horror That I Feel"

Christian Bale released a statement in response to Friday’s mass shooting at a Colorado theater showing the film in which he stars, The Dark Knight Rises.

On Saturday, the actor said, "Words cannot express the horror that I feel. I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them."

His reaction is the latest in a wave of reactions to the tragedy , which claimed 12 lives and left dozens more injured.

Late Friday, Bale’s director, Christopher Nolan, expressed his own grief and pain, calling the attack "unbearably savage."

Friday, July 20, 2012

Christopher Nolan : James Holmes Is A Savage

Dark Night Rises " director Christopher Nolan just released the following statement regarding the massacre in Colorado:


"Speaking on behalf of the cast and crew of 'The Dark Knight Rises', I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community.


I would not presume to know anything about the victims of the shooting but that they were there last night to watch a movie. I believe movies are one of the great American art forms and the shared experience of watching a story unfold on screen is an important and joyful pastime.


The movie theatre is my home, and the idea that someone would violate that innocent and hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way is devastating to me.


Nothing any of us can say could ever adequately express our feelings for the innocent victims of this appalling crime, but our thoughts are with them and their families."

Starts React to 'Dark Knight Rises' Shooting

In the wake of the Mass shooting at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Colorado, Hollywood stars and other public figures have responded with shock and support for the victims of the senseless tragedy.

President Obama: "Michelle and I are shocked and saddened by the horrific and tragic shooting in Colorado… As we do when confronted by moments of darkness and challenge, we must now come together as one American family. All of us must have the people of Aurora in our thoughts and prayers as they confront the loss of family, friends, and neighbors, and we must stand together with them in the challenging hours and days to come."

Mitt Romney: "We are praying for the families and loved ones of the victims during this time of deep shock and immense grief. We expect that the person responsible for this terrible crime will be quickly brought to justice."

Eva Longoria : "My heart goes out to all the people affected in the Aurora, CO shooting. May God be with that town and their families…"

Jessica Simpson: "Praying for the victims and families of those involved in the shooting in Colorado. My heart is broken. So awful. God Bless…"

Khloe Kardashian: "My heart goes out to everyone who was affected by the shooting in Colorado early this morning. I’m praying for you ALL! I will never understand these senseless acts of violence! So sad!"

Chris Evans : "What the hell is happening?? my heart is completely shattered. all of my thoughts and prayers are with the people of aurora."

Alyssa Milano : "No. Colorado shooting. My heart aches. Prayers for the victims and families."

Donald Trump: "At least 12 dead and 50 wounded in Colorado–bring back fast trials & death penalty for mass murderers & terrorists.

Whoppi Goldberg : "Hearts and Prayers to all affected by the craziness in Colorado."

Nancy Grace: "Praying for the victims & their families."

Kris Jenner : "My heart goes out to all the families who are suffering today in colorado in the wake of such a senseless tragedy…Praying for you…"

Ryan Seacrest : "Thinking about the families who were affected by this horrible incident in Colorado. My thoughts and prayers are with you all."

Eva Longoria : "My heart goes out to all the people affected in the Aurora, CO shooting. May God be with that town and their families…"

Jessica Simpson : "Praying for the victims and families of those involved in the shooting in Colorado. My heart is broken. So awful. God Bless…"

Khloe Kardashian : "My heart goes out to everyone who was affected by the shooting in Colorado early this morning. I’m praying for you ALL! I will never understand these senseless acts of violence! So sad!"

Chris Evans : "What the hell is happening?? my heart is completely shattered. all of my thoughts and prayers are with the people of aurora."

Alyssa Milano : "No. Colorado shooting. My heart aches. Prayers for the victims and families."

Whoopi Goldberg : "Hearts and Prayers to all affected by the craziness in Colorado."

Nancy Grace : "Praying for the victims & their families."

Kris Jenner : "My heart goes out to all the families who are suffering today in colorado"

Erin Andrews: "Thinking abt everyone in Colorado.."

Cheryl Burke : "My heart goes out to all the families and victims in Aurora, Colorado. This is insane!!"

Tyrese Gibson : "These are really the end of our days. People devious crimes are getting worst and worst.. In a theater.? My prayers to the family I’m so sad.

LeNron James : "So u telling me I can’t even feel safe at the movies now!!? SMH. My prayers goes out to all the families involved in Aurora, Colorado."

John Stamos :"What devastating news to wake up to. my heart is with everyone involved in the Aurora #theatershooting. what the world needs now is…"

Kristin Cavallari : "Wow..waking up to news about the shooting in Aurora, CO. My heart goes out to all the families. So sad."

Melissa Gilbert : "Just saw news about shooting in Colo. stunned and saddened. Prayers to all."

Billy Ray Cyrus : "Oh no ! Just woke up and turned on the news ’14 dead 50 hurt in Batman movie shooting’ Praying for victims. So sorry and sad."

Paula Deen : "My heart and prayers go out to all the victims and families in Aurora, Colorado this morning."

Olivia Munn : "My sincerest condolences to the victims and families in Colorado. So sad, so mindless."

Kaley Cuoco : "Colorado omg.. Praying for the families…this is sick."

Giuliana Rancic : "Chills & tears watching coverage of #Aurora shootings. Praying for the innocent lives lost & those in hospital. What a tragedy."

Snooki : "My prayers go out to the victims and families of the Colorado theater shooting. #justicewillbeserved"

William Shatner : "My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the horrific shooting in Colorado. My best, Bill"

Brooklyn Decker : "Reading the stories of victims & witnesses. It’s horribly sad. Can’t imagine how these people & those close to them feel. My heart goes out."

Ashley Tisdale : "Saying a prayer for #Aurora. So sad to hear the news, u r all in my thoughts"

Eli Roth : "Thinking of everyone in Aurora. Too upsetting for words."

Michael Urie : "Thinking of everyone in Aurora. Too upsetting for words."

Bethenny Frankel : "The news from Denver is unbelievable. My thoughts and prayers are with the families that have been affected."

Cobie Smulders : "My heart goes out to the families involved in the horrific tragedy "

Jesse Tyler Ferguson: "All my thoughts are with the victims & victims families in Colorado. So incredibly sad & senseless."

Anderson Cooper : "Hearing accounts from people inside theater. It’s so terrible. So tragic. My thoughts are with all those killed, wounded and their families."

Mario Lopez : "My thoughts & prayers go out to all the families of the victims of the senseless crime in Colorado. As a father, I’m devastated to hear such a tragedy occur. Going to hug my daughter a little tighter tonight… God bless"

Julianne Hough : "My love & prayers are with all the families that have been affected by the horrible, unspeakable torment from last nights shooting! #BeKind"

Ian Somerhalder : "My heart&those of many go out to the victims of #Aurora shooting last night.WHF is our world coming to?Pls,pls we must change.Seriously."

Kal Penn : "Such awful news to wake up to out in Colorado."

Carson Daly : "Praying for those affected in #Aurora. Tragic beyond all belief. God bless you."

Dominic Monaghan : "Aurora we are thinking of you. I wonder if USA will have an open conversation about gun law after this tragic day in Aurora? Very sad."

LeBron James : "So u telling me I can’t even feel safe at the movies now!!? SMH. My prayers goes out to all the families involved in Aurora, Colorado. Its just not fair that innocent people have to lose their lives over someone’s selfish stupidity acts! My stomach is hurting over this"

Zooey Deschanel : "I’m terribly sad to hear about what happened in Aurora, Co. last night, my thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this tragedy."

Michael Moore : "Too sad at the moment to comment."

Jamie Kennedy : "Hard to grasp human behavior when something so senseless happens."

Alicia Silverstone : "What can you possibly say? So sad and awful and devastating. Sending out my love to anyone suffering. #theatershooting"

Larry King : "We remain one of the few countries in the world where anyone in the world can get a gun. in this case a machine gun. This is absurd. Our hearts go out to the victims & family members in Colorado shootings"

Hillary Duff : "Heartbroken for the family’s dealing with this horrible violent act in Colorado! Saying prayers #theatershooting"

Mandy Moore : "The news of the horrific tragedy in Aurora literally takes me breath away. All thoughts and prayers are with victims and their families."

Gayle King : "Aurora -still trying to wrap my brain around how an evening at the movies ends in a massacre. HEARTBREAKING."



Zoe Saldana : "My heart goes out to the friends and family of the victims of the Colorado theater shooting. They’re in our prayers .

Michael Moore : "Too sad at the moment to comment."

Jamie Kennedy : "Hard to grasp human behavior when something so senseless happens."

Cher : "LOVELIES ALL Of Our Hearts Go Out 2 Families & Friends Who Lost Loved Ones at Theatre in Colorado!"

Lea Michele : "My heart goes out to everyone who was affected by the shooting in Colorado early this morning. Such a tragedy. Sending prayers to all."

Whitney Port : "So devastated to hear about what happened in Colorado. My heart goes out to all the family & friends who have been affected by this tragedy."

Samuel L. Jackson : "I hope none of you were in that Colo. theater last nite! Heartfelt sympathy for all victims & families."

Kendra Wilkinson : "my thoughts and prayers are with the people in Colorado and all of their loved ones"

Cory Monteith : "such a senseless tragedy. when are we going to reconsider the role of guns in society? how many more times does this have to happen?"

Sarah Hyland : "Sending prayers, strength and positive energy to the victims and families of Aurora, CO. Such a senseless act of violence. So disappointing."

Updates as they become available ... stay tune.

Police : James Holmes Shot 71 People in Total at the Premiere ' Dark Knight Rises'

James Holmes ,the man suspected of killing 12 people in a senseless shooting spree at a Colorado movie theater showing The Dark Knight Rises on Friday morning, is believed to have acted alone, and authorities are not prepared to comment on his motive.

In their first press conference on the matter, Colorado law enforcement officials said 71 people were shot in total, with some of the 59 injured individuals in critical condition.

There have been widely spread UNCONFIRMED reports that Holmes had painted his hair red and told police he was "The Joker," referring to the iconic Batman villain.

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is said to have revealed "The Joker" details to reporters in his own discussion of the matter earlier Friday.

But Colorado authorities would NOT confirm Kelly’s remarks about a Batman angle to the crime, instead only confirming that Holmes was dressed in all black, with a ballistic helmet and additional protective gear, as well as a gas mask.

He was found with three weapons — an assault rifle, shotgun and handgun — and used at least two devices that released smoke to distract and act as a crowd irritant.

His residence is booby-trapped with additional incendiary devices.

Holmes, a former university student, had no prior except for a speeding ticket.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Janet Jackson Causing Family Rift

Janet Jackson is reportedly "furious" that her niece, Paris, daughter of her late brother Michael Jackson, has landed a role in the upcoming film, "Lundon's Bridge and the Three Keys."

US Weekly is reporting that Jackson "feels it goes agaainst Micael's wishes to keep his kids out of the the limelight until age 18," according to a source who spoke with the magazine.

Paris, 14, landed the role back in December, and aunt Janet has previously expressed concern over her niece entering the spotlight so soon.

"We've spoken about the fact that you're only a child once,"Janet told Prevention magazine in May . "I think there's a time for everything, and now is not the time [to act in films]. I told her I thought she should enjoy being a kid, possibly go to college—or not—but wait till she turns 18. She's a very tough, smart girl. But it's a cutthroat industry. I wouldn't want my child to do it."

During the manslaughter trial of Conrad Murray in October 2011, personal tape recordings of Michael were released which revealed Michael's unshakable pain over not having a childhood.

"My performances will be up there helping my children and always be my dream," Jackson said in the tapes, as previously reported by ABC News . "I loved them. I love them because I didn't have a childhood. I had no childhood. I feel their pain. I feel their hurt. I can deal with it."

"'Heal the World,' 'We Are The World,' 'Will You Be There,' 'The Lost Children'... These are the songs I've written because I hurt, you know, I hurt," he added.

Although Michael's children, Paris, Prince, and Blanket, lived completely removed from the public eye while their father was alive -- he even made them wear masks and veils when out in public -- they were thrust into the spotlight when Michael died in 2009.

Still, Paris has always dreamed of emulating her father.

"When I was really little, my dad was in the movie ‘Moonwalker’ and I knew he could sing really well, but I didn’t know he could act," Paris Jackson told Elen DeGeneres in an interview last December . "I saw that and I said, ‘Wow, I want to be just like him."

Just a thought : Do you think Janet has Paris best interest at heart ... or is she just trying to get a little publicity .... HeHe

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sage Stallone death Investigation : White Powder reportedly Found in Bedroom

The results of the autopsy performed on Sylvester Stallone's eldest son, Sage, will not be released for weeks, but investigators continue to probe the case and have reportedly found clues that are leading them closer to the 36-year-old's cause of death.

TMZ reports that investigators found "several little baggie" of white powder in the room where Sage died, and one law enforcement source told the website the powder is being tested and suggests it could be cocaine or crushed Vicodin.

Sources say there were no obvious signs of the powder on Sage's body when he was found, but details surrounding his death continue to be unclear . TMZ has reported that the actor and producer lived like a hermit in the weeks leading up to his death , and claimed his room was filled with empty beer cans and more than "60 gigantic empty prescription bottles," including a prescription for hydrocodone -- generic Vicodin.

The case has been transferred to the LAPD's Robbery Homicide department , which handles high-profile cases and it continues to appear as though the cause of death was most likely from a drug overdose -- but Sage's lawyer and longtime friend George Braunstein has been denying nearly all TMZ's reports. Braunstein claims that Sage was happy, planning to marry his girlfriend this past weekend in Vegas, and most pointedly said that his client didn't even drink.

"There was a report that his room was filled with liquor bottles. Actually, they were empty bottles of Dr. Brown's Cream Soda," he told People magazine .

Until the autopsy results are released, everything remains speculatory; however, the aftermath of Sage's death is proving to be its own tragedy.

Sylvester Stallone's 18-year-old nephew, Edd Filiti, reportedly accused the actor of neglecting Sage in the days before his death .

"Neither you [Stallone’s wife Jennifer Flavin] or he could return a phone call, which is all he wanted, his father. I know you don’t care what happened, but you’ll care when your [sic] squirming under the burning magnifying glass of public opinion," he wrote on Facebook.

Filiti later deleted the posts and aplogized for the outburst to the New York Post .

"I made a mistake. It is a very emotional time and I vented my feelings. I was feeling raw and emotional and I never meant for my feeling to become public. I took the post down minutes later. I never meant to insult my uncle. I have my own issues with him, but that should never be said on Facebook. I want to recant my words," he told the paper.

Paris Jackson: My Uncle Randy's a BIG , FAT LIAR "OMG"

Michael Jackson's only daughter is going to war with one of her famous uncles ... claiming Randy Jackson is spreading dangerous lies about the family ... and she's calling him out in public.


It's all over a letter that supposedly "leaked" to the Internet this week ... in which Randy, along with Jermaine, Janet, Tito and Rebbie demand John Branca and John McClain resign from their positions as the executors of the Michael Jackson Estate, effective immediately.


In the sharply-pointed letter, the family claims Branca and McClain have "failed" in their duties ... taken advantage of the family ... and have stressed out Katherine Jackson so much, that she recently suffered a "mini-stroke."


Randy went to Twitter and verified the authenticity of the letter Tuesday night ... but the very next day, Paris called BS on her uncle.


In fact, the 14-year-old went to her own Twitter page ... and wrote, "i am going to clarify right now that what has been said about my grandmother is a rumor and nothing has happened , she is completely fine."

She added, "i'd like to know who made up the rumor… i will defend my beloved family member with all i have , even if it means from other family members."


Minutes later, Paris sent a new message directed to Randy -- which said, "@randyjackson8 hello dear FAMILY member i don't appreciate you telling everyone things that aren't true thank you very much."


When one of her followers suggested Paris should have respect for Randy ... she replied, "Maybe he should have respect for his mother."


Paris has since deleted the tweets.

Michael Jackson's Doctor : The Medical Board Thinks I'm Crazy

Dr. Arnold Klein

-- one of Michael Jackson's closest friends and the doc who prescribed untold quantities of medications for the singer -- has been ordered by the Medical Board of California to undergo psychological testing -- and Klein is demanding to know why.


Klein's lawyer filed legal docs, suggesting the testing was triggered by "some scurrilous, disreputable source, trying to cause Dr. Klein trouble."


The Med Board has ordered Klein to submit to a physical exam, which includes "biological testing to determine the presence of scheduled and/or illicit drugs." The Board also insists Klein submit to psychological testing by a shrink selected by the Board.


And it gets even tougher for Klein ... The Board has informed him if he does not submit to testing, they might yank his license.


Klein has gone to court, asking a judge to force the Board to disclose who's behind the whole thing and why they think he might be unstable.

Sage Stallone Cousin Speaks' Out

Sylvester Stallone's nephew, Edd Filiti, has reportedly accused the actor of neglecting his now-deceased son, Sage Stallone, in the days before his death.

Celebuzz was was the first to report on the angry messages Filiti reportedly posted on his Facebook page.

"What did he do wrong, say happy birthday," Filiti, son of Sylvester’s half-sister, Toni Ann, reportedly wrote on Facebook last Friday. Filiti's post referred to Sage's supposed attempt to speak with his father on the "Rocky" star's July 6 birthday. "Neither you [Stallone’s wife Jennifer Flavin] or he could return a phone call, which is all he wanted, his father. I know you don’t care what happened, but you’ll care when your [sic] squirming under the burning magnifying glass of public opinion."

The 18-year-old reportedly went on to criticize ex-model Flavin, who is Stallone's third and current wife. The two married in 1997.

Filiti accused Flavin of tearing the Stallone family apart, according to the Daily Mail .

The posts have since been deleted and Filiti expressed regret over his actions to the New York Post .

"I made a mistake,"the teenager told the post. "It is a very emotional time and I vented my feelings. I was feeling raw and emotional and I never meant for my feeling to become public. I took the post down minutes later. I never meant to insult my uncle. I have my own issues with him, but that should never be said on Facebook. I want to recant my words."

Sylvester Stallone previously spoke to TMZ about the death of his son, saying there is "no greater pain."

"This agonizing loss will be felt for the rest of our lives," the actor told TMZ , "Sage was our first child and the center of our universe and I am humbly begging for all to have my son's memory and soul left in peace."

Sage Stallone, 36, was found dead in his Los Angeles apartment on July 13. On Sunday, the Los Angeles Times reported that the Los Angeles County coroner's office confirmed the autopsy has been completed , though toxicology results and a cause of death are still pending.

The case is currently in the hands of the LAPD Robbery Homicide Department detectives , who handle high-profile cases. However, according to TMZ , this move does not suggest that foul play is involved.

"We don't know what the circumstances are around it," Sage's attorney, George Braunstein , told NBC Los Angeles. "He was in good health, great spirits. He was thinking of getting married, working on a lot of film projects."

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sage Stallone Death : Westboro Baptist Church Plans To Picket Actor's Funeral

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church have been called to picket actor Sage Stallone's funeral on account of his "adulterous dad," Sylvester Stallone.

After it was announced that the 36-year-old actor had died on July 13, Margie Phelps, daughter of Westboro leader Fred Phelps, tweeted to her 5,600 followers, urging them to picket Stallone's funeral .

"Thrice-married rebel taught his son to mock God. ‪#picketfuneral‬," Phelps first tweeted on July 13.

The Westboro Baptist Church, infamous for its organized pickets at military funerals as part of its anti-gay agenda, is apparently targeting Sage because of his father's previous relationships.

"Adulterous dad brought wrath of God on son. ‪#BloodOnDadsHands‬ ‪#picketfuneral‬ ‪#woe‬," Phelps tweeted, adding, "Tell @TheSlyStallone to mourn for his sins, not pimp out son's dead body to more proud sin!"

Sylvester Stallone has been married three times and Sage was his first child with his first wife, Sasha Czack, to whom he was married from 1975 to 1985, according to MTV .

Sylvester has asked that his family's privacy be respected during this difficult time.


"When a parent loses a child there is no greater pain," he said in a statement released to TMZ. "Therefore I am imploring people to respect my talented son's memory and feel compassion for his loving mother Sasha."

Sage Stallone was found dead in his Los Angeles home on Friday, July 13. The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday that the Los Angeles County coroner's office confirmed the autopsy had been completed , but toxicology results and a cause of death are still pending.

Arnold Schwarzenegger : Back On The Hunt "WTF"

Apparently Arnold Schwarzenegger's marriage with Maria Shriver really is over. Either that, or he's back to his old ways.

Schwarzenegger was seen playing tonsil hockey with a 25-ish woman Friday night at a party at Bagatelle restaurant in West Hollywood.

According to TMZ -- which is always right -- the ex-governor "lasered" in on the much younger woman and quickly made his move.

Did he have his broadsword? That would explain a lot.

Schwarzenegger and the woman apparently left separately. On his way out, photographers asked about the woman, but he wasn't kissing and telling.

According to TMZ, dynamics between Schwarzenegger and Shriver have changed. He wanted her back and she was the one contemplating divorce. Now there's been a role reversal and the divorce "should be official soon" said the website.

Arnold Schwarzenegeer has accepted that his marriage is over ... and we know this because he was all over a 25-year-old chick at a party over the weekend.


Arnold was at Bagatelle restaurant in West Hollywood Friday night and lasered in on a 25-ish-year-old brunette. The 64-year-old actor quickly made his move ... with his tongue.


But all good things -- like marriages -- must come to an end, and Arnold and the chick left separately. On his way out, photogs asked him about Sage Stallone and eventually fired off a question about the chick ... but he wasn't in the mood to kiss and tell.


As for his divorce, we're told it's definitely going to happen. But here's the twist ... After the story broke that Arnold fathered the maid's kid and Maria Shriver filed for divorce, he begged Maria to take him back, but she threw up roadblocks, demanding that he clean up his act. On top of that, Maria changed her mind constantly -- one day wanting a divorce and the next wanting to reconcile.


Now we're told Arnold wants the divorce and Maria is the one who's tormented ... because she wants him back, but it's not going to happen.


Sources tell us both Arnold and Maria are now resigned to divorce, which should be official soon.


As for that 25-year-old chick ... we're told she's "kinda pretty, super skinny and hippie-like" -- rated a 7 by eyewitnesses -- which is 6 points higher than the maid.

Justin Bieber : Photog Could Be First Charged Under New Law

The paparazzo who led the way in the Justin Bieber freeway chase is now in the crosshairs of L.A. prosecutors ... TMZ has learned.



The CHP has completed its investigation and sent the file to the L.A. City Attorney. Frank Mateljan, spokesperson for the City Attorney, tells TMZ, his office is reviewing the case to determine if criminal charges against the photog should be filed.


Our law enforcement sources say the CHP recommended the photog be prosecuted.



We're told the possible charges include reckless endangerment.



Witnesses say the cars involved in the chase -- including Bieber's -- were traveling at speeds approaching 100 mph.



The City Attorney prosecutes misdemeanors, so if convicted, the photog faces jail time of 6 months for each offense.


The paparazzo who was the ringleader in the Justin Bieber freeway chase could be the first person charged under a new California anti-paparazzi law.



Sources involved in the investigation tell TMZ ... the CHP has recommended to the L.A. City Attorney that the photog be charged with the law that prohibits paparazzi from endangering people while trying to shoot photos or video.



We're told the CHP is also recommending a second charge -- reckless driving.



As we first reported, the L.A. City Attorney is reviewing the CHP's file and will decide what -- if anything -- to file.



If the photog is charged and convicted under the new law, he could go to the pokey for 1 year.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Charlie Sheen : I'm Donating $ 1 Million to U.S. Troops

Charlie Sheen is putting his "Anger Management" to good use.

The actor announced on Monday that he will donate 1% of the profits from his new FX series to the United Service Organization (USO), which provides programs and services to United States troops and their families.

If "Anger Management" does well, the figure could go even higher than $1 million.

The former "Two and a Half Men" star said in a statement, "It’s an honor for me to be able to give back to these men and women of the military who have done so much for all of us."

He continued, "They put their lives on the line for us every day, and I’m just happy that my work on ‘Anger Management’ can bring a little bit of relief to the troops and their families."

Sheen will present the first installment of $250,000 in a ceremony later this week.

The funds from his donation will be used to create an entertainment facility for seriously injured military troops in Bethesda, Maryland.

Charlie Sheen hasn't spent all of his money on crack and hookers ... in fact, the Warlock has announced he's donating ONE MILLION DOLLARS to support our men and women in uniform.


Sheen has pledged to give at least $1 million to the U.S.O (United Service Org.) ... the largest single contribution the USO has ever received from an individual.


Sheen says he will donate 1% of the profits from his "Anger Management" earnings ... with a minimum of $1 mil ... and an unlimited cap. So the more $ he makes from his show, the more $ goes to the USO.


General John I. Pray, Jr., Executive Vice President and Joint Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force released a statement saying, "[Sheen's] support is greatly appreciated, especially from our wounded warriors and their families."


He adds, "They put their lives on the line for us every day, and I’m just happy that my work on 'Anger Management' can bring a little bit of relief to the troops and their families."

Sage Stallone : Case Transferred to Robbery - Homicide

The details surrounding Sage Stallone's untimely death continue to be unclear as his lawyer's stories don't match up with what law enforcement sources have reportedly told TMZ.

On Saturday, the 36-year-old's lawyer George Braunstein denied reports that his deceased client had been dead for at least three days before he was found in his Studio City home on July 13 .

Braunstein told People magazine that Sage posted photos of himself to his Facebook page just 17 hours before his body was discovered.

The attorney denies claims from TMZs sources that no one had heard from Sage in an entire week , and also tried to shut down reports from the website's "law enforcement sources" who say there were multiple pill bottles in his room, as well as empty beer cans.

"Sage didn't even drink," Braunstein told People. "There was a report that his room was filled with liquor bottles. Actually, they were empty bottles of Dr. Brown's Cream Soda."

Braunstein's claims directly contradict all of TMZ's reports that claim Sage "lived like Howard Hughes" and that there were obvious signs that he wasn't well.

"There has been no indication that there was anything wrong in his life," Braunstein told the magazine, adding that Sage and his business partner Bob Murawsky recently signed a new contract acquiring a new film for their production company. Braunstein says Sage had plans to marry his longtime girlfriend in Las Vegas this past weekend.

An autopsy was performed on the body on July 15; however the official cause of death has not yet been determined and it could take up to four weeks for the results to be released. On Friday, an LA County coroner's official told the Los Angeles Times that some prescription drugs and other items were recovered, but that officials can't say if they played any role in his death.

Sources say law enforcement believes Sage's death was an accident; however the case is now in the hands of the LAPD Robbery Homicide department, which handles high-profile cases. According to TMZ, police still don't believe there was any foul play.

Sage's father, Sylvester Stallone, 66, is said to be "devastated and grief-stricken" by his son's death and realeased a statement on Monday asking for Privacy at this time .

"This agonizing loss will be felt for the rest of our lives. Sage was our first child and the center of our universe and I am humbly begging for all to have my son's memory and soul left in peace."

Saturday, July 14, 2012

[UPDATE] Sage Stallone Death

[UPDATE]

Sage Stallone was reportedly dead for several days before being discovered on Friday .

TMZ is citing law enforcement sources who say Sylvester Stallone's son had been living in squalor in a trash-strewn Los Angeles residence, and that he’d not been heard from in the week leading up to his death.

He was reportedly deceased for a minimum of three days.

Sage’s mother, Sasha Czack, is said to have asked his housekeeper to check on him when she’d been unable to make contact, at which point Stallone’s body was found.

Authorities also reportedly found two drawers filled with pill bottles, according to the site, which quotes a source as saying the room was "disgusting" and littered with garbage.

It’s believed that Stallone’s death was accidental — not a suicide — although no official determination has been made.

No suicide note was found on the scene, and there were no signs of foul play or trauma.

An autopsy is expected to be conducted in the next few days

PREVIOUSLY:

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There were no signs of foul play or trauma in the death of Sage Stallone, whose sudden passing at the age of 36 left his father Sylvester Stallone devastated, a publicist and investigators said.

Sage Stallone was found unresponsive in his Los Angeles home Friday by an employee and a relative, and police arrived and confirmed Sage Stallone was dead, Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said.
"Sylvester Stallone is devastated and grief-stricken over the sudden loss of his son," publicist Michelle Bega said in a statement. "His compassion and thoughts are with Sage's mother, Sasha."

The cause of death was not clear.

No suicide note was found, Winter said, though prescription bottles were recovered from the home on Mulholland Drive in the Studio City area. Winter could not say what kind of medication bottles or how many, and whether they had a role in the death.

Winter said an autopsy will be performed in the next few days and investigators will look into Stallone's medical history, but a cause of death was likely to take several weeks while toxicology tests are performed.

George Braunstein, an attorney who has represented Sage Stallone for 15 years, said friends and acquaintances had become concerned because they hadn't heard from Stallone in the past day, Braunstein said. He said the employee who found the body was a housekeeper.

Sylvester Stallone appeared Thursday at Comic-Con, the San Diego pop culture festival, to promote his upcoming film "Expendables 2" with friend and co-star Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was not clear whether he had remained at the convention or had returned to Los Angeles Friday.

Sage Moonblood Stallone was the oldest of Sylvester Stallone's children and co-starred with his father in two films. He was the first of two sons Stallone had with first wife Sasha Czack.

"Sage was a very talented and wonderful young man, his loss will be felt forever," Bega said.

Sage Stallone made his acting debut in 1990's "Rocky V" and also appeared with his father in 1996's "Daylight."

Also in 1996, Sage Stallone and veteran film editor Bob Murawski co-founded Grindhouse Releasing, a company dedicated to preserving and promoting the B-movies and exploitation films of the 1970s and 80s.

"He was very respectful of all the actors in all the movies," Braunstein said. "You couldn't mention a movie that he didn't know everything about."
Sage Stallone also directed the 2006 short "Vic," which screened at the Palm Springs Film Festival.

Braunstein said Stallone was planning on getting married for the first time, and had frequent requests to work on films.

"He was a full of life filmmaker with his whole future ahead of him," Braunstein said. "He was just very up and enthusiastic and positive.

"I think it was probably some sort of accident," he said of the death.

Braunstein said Sage Stallone greatly admired his father but was working hard to make his own name in the film industry.

"He was very proud of his father and proud to be his father's son," Braustein said.

Stay tune ... updates as they become available .......

Friday, July 13, 2012

Sage Stallone Dead : Sylvester Stallone's Son Died at 36

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Sage Stallone, son of actor Sylvester Stallone, has been found dead, The New York Post and TMZ report .

The junior Stallone was reportedly found at home in Los Angeles. TMZ reports that his father is extremely distraught. The Post spoke with Sage Moonblood Stallone's attorney, who said the death came as a complete shock.

"He was in good spirits, and working on all kinds of projects," George Braunstein told the paper. "He was planning on getting married. I am just devastated. He was an extremely wonderful, loving guy. This is a tragedy."

TMZ's sources said the cause of death was a prescription overdose .

The Post reports that his mother, Sasha Czack, had also been notified of her son's passing. Stallone made his acting debut alongside his father in "Rocky V." He he went on to act in a number of films, most recently in "Promises Written in Water" in 2010 (he also appeared in "The Agent," a short, and in a 2011 television documentary episode on the Rocky films).

Sylvester Stallone was in San Diego Thursday to promote "Expendables 2," his new film with Arnold Schwarzenegger. The actors spoke on a panel in Hall H at Comic-Con.



UPDATE: 5:15 PM PT:

Sylvester Stallone's rep, Michelle Bega, tells TMZ, "Sylvester Stallone is devastated and grief-stricken over the sudden loss of his son Sage Stallone. His compassion and thoughts are with Sage's mother, Sasha. Sage was a very talented and wonderful young man. His loss will be felt forever."

Sage Stallone-- Sylvester Stallone's son -- has died and sources tell us the cause was an overdose of pills.


The details surrounding the death are still unclear .. but we're told he was found in his L.A. apartment by either a maid or his girlfriend. Paramedics were called to the home and pronounced him dead at the scene.


Sources tell us authorities are trying to determine if the death was intentional or accidental.


We're told Sylvester is a "wreck."


Sage famously made his film debut alongside his father in the 1990 movie "Rocky 5" -- playing the role of Rocky's son Robert Balboa.


He went on to act and direct in several films ... including the 1996 film "Daylight."


Sage's mother is Sasha Czack.

'Lone Ranger' : Johnny Depp Movie Gets Comic-com Treatment

SAN DIEGO — Johnny Depp made a splash at Comic-Con, and he wasn't even there.

About 6,000 fans at the San Diego Convention Center Thursday got the first look at "The Lone Ranger," which stars Depp as Tonto.

Disney unveiled the brief clip at the conclusion of its panel presentation that included glimpses of Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie," Sam Raimi's "Oz: The Great and Powerful" and the video-game romp "Wreck-It Ralph," which features the voices of Sarah Silverman and John C. Reilly.

"The Lone Ranger" is directed by Gore Verbinski, who worked with Depp on the first three "Pirates of the Caribbean" films and the animated "Rango." It is set for release next summer.

Comic-Con continues through Sunday. Online:

www.comic-con.org

Randy Jackson : Reacts to Jennifer Lopez & Steven Tyler Quitting 'American Idol'

Randy Jackson is speaking out after his fellow "American Idol" judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler announced
they will not be returning to the show next year.
"Steven and Jennifer are truly two of the most talented and consummate professionals I’ve worked with," Jackson tells Gossip Cop in a statement.

He continues, "I was friends with them before we hopped on this crazy journey together and I have no doubt our friendships will continue long after."

"I will love them for life," he adds.

As Gossip Cop previously reported, Tyler revealed on Thursday that he is leaving "Idol" to focus on Aerosmith, while Lopez confirmed her long-rumored exit during a call-in to Ryan Seacrest’s radio show early Friday.

It remains to seen whether Jackson, who has been with the show since its first season, will also quit the show or be replaced .

Do you want Jackson to stay