Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Catherine Zeta-Jones Enters Treatment Center For Bi-Polar Disorder

Catherine Zeta-Jones has checked in to a treatment center to get more help for her Bipolar disorder ... TMZ has learned.

We've learned ... the 43-year-old Academy Award winner checked in to the treatment center Monday ... and is expected to complete a 30-day program.

Sources connected to the actress tell us ... Jones' stint in the treatment center is a proactive measure. As one source puts it, "It's maintenance."

FYI -- Jones completed a stint at a treatment center in 2011 -- at the time, her rep said Catherine had "made the decision to check in to a mental health facility for a brief stay to treat her Bipolar II disorder."

Zeta-Jones was last seen in public on April 22 -- when she hit the red carpet at the 40th Anniversary Chaplin Award Gala at Lincoln Center looking healthy ... with her husband Michael Douglas by her side.

Witchy approves:
All the best to the Jones/Douglas Family ... HUH ?

It is wonderful that she is getting help! Even better that she is telling people about it!

Bipolar 'IT' ain't easy!

Brad Pitt : Reveals World War Z Was a Nightmare to Vanity Fair

Brad Pitt is on Vanity Fair’s June cover, and the accompanying story highlights just how troubled his upcoming World War Z was throughout production.

The screenwriter Damon Lindelof tells the magazine Pitt’s zombie epic was a real passion project.

"He took me through how excited he was when he read the book, what was exciting for him, the geopolitical aspect of it," says Lindelof.

But Pitt is said to have explained, "We started shooting the thing before we locked down how it was going to end up, and it didn’t turn out the way we wanted it to."

According to director Marc Foster and studio executives, the budget soared to $200 million as problems on set and with the script led to 40 minutes of the film being reshot to get a more comprehensible ending.

Vanity Fair reports that when the director’s cut was first screened, the room was "silent."

"It was, like, Wow. The ending of our movie doesn’t work. I believed in that moment we needed to reshoot the movie," says one Paramount executive.

An entire 12-minute Russian battle scene was thrown out as the World War Z team scrambled to create an improved ending to the film.

The movie ultimately got made despite cost overruns and problems that one executive described as a "nightmare."

See more from the Vanity Fair article here.

Are you still excited to see World War Z?

Monday, April 29, 2013

President Obama Shines at WHCD 2013

                           You Go Prez .

Pacific Rim Wondercon Trailer

Pacific Rim has a new trailer — and it’s definitely worth watching if you like to see giant robots fighting alien monsters.

The new Guillermo del Toro movie preview, originally assembled by Warner Bros. for WonderCon, features stars Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, and Charlie Hunnam — and plenty of apocalyptic battles between human-controlled robots and ocean-dwelling extraterrestrial terrors.

Pacific Rim  opens in July.

Paris Jackson : Huddles with Mom Before Wrongful Death Trial

Michael Jackson's famous daughter/plaintiff, Paris Jackson, spent time with her biological mom Debbie Rowe, on the eve of what promises to be a very difficult wrongful death trial.

As we first reported ... Paris has bonded with Debbie after years of separation. The 2 are spending a lot of time together, and we're told both genuinely want the mother-daughter relationship they never had while Michael was alive.

Speaking of Michael, the family's wrongful death trial kicks off today. Katherine Jackson and MJ's 3 kids are suing AEG Live, claiming the company was negligent in hiring and supervising Dr. Conrad Murray -- who killed the singer with a massive overdose of Propofol.

MJ's family will have an extremely difficult time winning this case, for the following reasons:

-- MJ had a doctor-patient relationship with Murray before AEG came into the picture. Jackson first hired Murray to treat his kids, and then used him for personal issues. Murray had given Jackson Propofol before AEG was involved.

-- MJ was a drug addict who had doctor-shopped for Propofol for well over a decade. He knew the drug so well, he often wanted to help in the administration of the drug.

-- MJ was secretive about his relationship with Murray, never telling anyone from AEG or the "This Is It" honchos that Murray was fueling him with Propofol almost every night for 2 months.

-- AEG execs are not doctors, and arguably they're in no position to tell a doctor what to do.

We'll be in court for the opening statements, so stay tuned.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Billie Holiday Style Evolution : No One Did it Like Lady Day 'Happy Birthday'

Billie Holiday's short life may have been marred by a tumultuous upbrings and drug addiction, but when she stepped into the spotlight her image was immaculate.

Born Elinore Harris in Philadelphia, the "Strange Fruit" singer adopted her stage name from the actress Billie Dove and musician Clarence Holiday (her rumored father). She launched her jazz career in New York City nightclubs before being discovered by producer and talent scout John Hammond. He eventually signed her to Brunswick Records and introduced her to big band acts like Count Basie (a collaboration that included the famous tune "Summertime") and Lester Young (the saxophone player who came up with the nickname "Lady Day").

While Holiday received considerable recognition after her death, including posthumous inductions into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame, Grammy Hall of Fame and a biographical film starring Diana Ross aptly titled "Lady Sings the Blues," her ladylike style was always praised. From the fresh gardenias that adorned her hair to the fit-and-flare dresses she donned, Holiday was truly a class act. (Even with her beloved dog Mister by her side).

In honor of what would've been Billie Holiday 's 98th birthday on Sunday (April 28), we're taking a look back at her greatest fashion moments.

Always imitated, never duplicated

                                              Circa 1937

                                            Circa 1937
                                           Circa 1940
                                             Circa 1940

Billie Holiday : Happy Birthday

                                           Circa 1942

                                                 Cira 1946         

                                        Circa 1947


                                                              Circa 1951
                                                 Circa 1957

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Couples Rumored to Have Open Relationships

                            Demi Moore And Ashton Kutcher
When Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher split in late 2011, reports quickly emerged that the couple had been in an open marriage.

"Demi liked women and Ashton would bring another woman into their relationship for flings, but they both agreed to it," an unnamed source told Radar Online. The report claimed that the couple split after Kutcher's alleged affair with Sara Leal because the actor had hidden the fling from

                                 Pink And Carey Hart
Pink and husband Carey Hart split briefly in 2008 after two years of marriage, but by April 2009, the pair had re[ortedly reconciled .

The cause of the couple's temporary split, according to The New York Daily News. A source told the paper that Pink was fed up with the couple's "don't ask, don't tell" policy regarding seeing other people.
                              Dolly Parton And Carl Dean
Country legend Dolly Parton has been married to Carl Dean , an asphalt-paving business owner, since 1966.

In December 2007, the Daily Mail suggested that Parton, who denied divorce rumors in the early 1980s, had hinted that she was in an open marriage .

"If we cheat we don't know it, so if we do cheat, it's ok.
                            Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie
Speculation that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were in an open relationalship sprung up after the actress shared her thoughts on monogamy in a December 2009 interview with Germany's Das Neue Blatt magazine.

"I doubt that fidelity is absolutely essential for a relationship,"Jolie said, "It's worse to leave your partner and talk badly about him afterwards."

Open Relationship : Will & Jada Smith Aren't The Only Celeb Couple to Deal With Rumors

From divorce rumors to open marriage speculation, the internet can't stop talking about Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith's relationship.

Pinkett Smith got fans buzzing again earlier this month, when she addressed the open marriage rumors in an interview with HufPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill.

"Will and I are very relaxed with one another," she told the host, "I’ve always told Will, ‘you can do whatever he wants as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be okay.' Because at the end of the day, Will is his own man. I'm here as his partner, but he is his own man. He has to decide who he wants to be and that's not for me to do for him. Or vice versa."

The actress' comments may have made headlines, but the Smiths are hardly the first superstar couple to deal with open relationship -- and divorce -- rumors. Click through the slideshow below for more on Will and Jada's marriage and four other couples who have been rumored to be in open relationships in the past.

                         Will Smith And Jada Pinkett Smith
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett have been swatting down divorce rumors for nearly two years. The other rumor they've had to deal with throughout their 17-year marriage? Ongoing reports that they have an open relationship.

The rumors first began back in 2008, when tabloids claimed the "Men In Black" star said his wife be with another man if she felt she needed to.

Witchy says she  never understood humans :

Anyone who cheats in this day and age is asking to get genital herpes and/or aids that is for the rest of your life good luck with that!

Friday, April 26, 2013

[UPDATE] George Jones : Country Superstar Dead at 81

8:51 AM PT--Country superstar Alan Jackson -- who's known George for years -- tells TMZ ... "Well, heaven better get ready for some great country music."

He adds, "While George was known for his wild and crazy days, I’ve known him for 25 years as a friend. He had grown into a real good man. Of course, he will always be the greatest singer and interpreter of real country music – there’ll never be another."

"Like the song says, ‘You know this old world is full of singers, but just a few are chosen to tear your heart out when they sing. Imagine life without them…Who’s gonna fill their shoes.’"
8:04 AM PT --
George's publicist has released a statement on the singer's passing ... saying, "Today is a sad day for music. George said to me once, 'One day I'll Join the Angel band.' Well, today he did."

The statement continues, "George passed with his family by his side and the official cause of death is being listed as 'Hypoxic Respiratory Failure.'"

FYI -- H.R.F. means the lungs couldn't pump enough oxygen to the rest of the body.

7:44 AM PT --
A family member tells TMZ ... "He has been on oxygen for a long while now and his lungs finally just couldn’t do it anymore and they collapsed and he passed away. He couldn’t breathe anymore on his own."

George Jones
... the country music megastar whose heartfelt vocals and close-to-home lyrics defined the genre for generations ... died today. He was 81.

Jones was hospitalized in Nashville on April 18 for a fever and irregular blood pressure, though the cause of death was not immediately released.

Jones was in the middle of a tour -- which he announced would be his last -- when he fell ill. Several dates had already been canceled.

Jones' towering influence on country music was equaled only by his public persona ... which often imitated the melodrama in his songs ... and was well-chronicled in the tabloids. He was married four times -- once to Tammy Wynette -- and made countless headlines for drinking, stormy romances and violent rages.

But his star-power in country music cannot be overstated. Jones has charted more country hits than any other artist ... "He Stopped Loving Her Today" is perhaps his biggest, but the list of charted hits is around 150.

George Jones : Country Superstar Dead at 81

George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today," has died. He was 81.

Publicist Kirt Webster says Jones died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after being hospitalized with fever and irregular blood pressure.

Known for his clenched, precise baritone, Jones had No. 1 songs in five separate decades, 1950s to 1990s, and was idolized not just by fellow country singers, but by Frank Sinatra, Pete Townshend, Elvis Costello, James Taylor and countless others.

In a career that lasted more than 50 years, "Possum" recorded more than 150 albums and became the champion and symbol of traditional country music, a well-lined link to his hero, Hank Williams.

A spokesman said Jones is survived by his wife of 30 years Nancy Jones, his sister Helen Scroggins, and by his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Never Quit
Jones was rarely one to slow down. More than 20 years ago, in 1992, PEOPLE was reporting that the music legend was climbing out of a decade-long battle with chronic alcohol and cocaine addictions. Also on his resumé: a bankruptcy filing, a mass of missed concerts, and a role as absentee father to four children by three wives, the last of whom was Tammy Wynette.

But then, the fourth Mrs. Jones, Nancy, who is now is his widow, finally turned George's life around, but not until he faced a brutal decision in 1985: to dry out or die. "I was down about as low as you can get," Jones told PEOPLE. "I didn't think there was any way back, so if I hadn't lucked out and had Nancy, I would probably have wound up dead."

Pentecostal Parents
Jones grew up near Beaumont, Texas, a once-booming oil town that went dry before the Depression. One of seven children of Pentecostal parents, Jones grew up playing gospel music with his family and listening to Bill Monroe, Roy Acuff, Hank Williams and Lefty Frizzell on Saturday night's Grand Ole Opry radio shows.

After a stint in the Marines, Jones began playing local country shows for $17.50 a week and co-wrote his first song ever to hit a chart, "Why Baby Why," in 1955. the '60s, Jones began racking up a string of country-classic hits (some of which he wrote) like "White Lightning," "The Race Is On" and "Window Up Above."

Only the honky-tonk itineraries and the pressures of success were rough on Jones's personal life. By 1968 he had been married and divorced twice and had three children he rarely saw. He was also drinking heavily.

In 1969, Jones married country queen Wynette, with whom he later recorded a number of top hits. The marriage, which produced a daughter, Tamala Georgette, was turbulent and in 1975 led to a painful split, which Jones credits for accelerating his downward slide.
Turned Life Around

"I let Tammy have everything," he says. He quit the road and moved from Nashville to Muscle Shoals, Ala., but Jones was on a troubled trajectory that he blamed on bad management, tax hassles, cocaine abuse, drinking binges, massive debt, the notorious No Show Jones act that all but wiped him off the Nashville map and prompted lawsuits by angry promoters, and scrapes with the law (drunk driving and a 1978 incident in which he shot at but missed a friend).

"I kept getting a little lower and lower," he said. "There was a lot of self-pity."

Meeting Nancy Sepulvado in 1981 made the difference. They married in March 1983. A year later, warnings from his doctors prompted George to enter the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham, where he spent four weeks drying out. Joined in his hospital suite by Nancy. "I did a lot of thinking," said Jones. "Got thousands of encouraging letters. Said a lot of prayers. And I made up my mind – enough of that."

In 2002, Jones received that year's Medal of Arts from President George W. Bush at a White House ceremony. Besides his wife and children, the country legend also leaves behind more than a dozen No. 1 hits.

By Stephen M. Silverman....thanx  NEE
Another "national treasure" gone. He was awesome....

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The First Ladies

First Lady Michelle Obama wrangled up former First Ladies Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, Barbara Bush and Rosalynn Carter at opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas on Thursday.

How wonderful ... 5 living Presidents .
Witchy is  very happy & pleased .

Ke$ha : Perez Hilton "Ruined" My Relationship By Leaking Sex Pictures

Ke$ha says Perez Hilton "ruined" her relationship by posting intimate photos she’d taken with her then-boyfriend.

The singer emotionally described the violation on the premiere of her new MTV show "Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life."

Referring to the blogger as a bully, Ke$ha says, "He single-handedly ruined the only relationship that’s ever meant anything to me."

"My family doesn’t have to deal with this," she added. "He stands for everything I hate. Everything I’m against."

Perez published the private, graphic pictures in 2010.

Check out the video below to see what Ke$ha said.


Witchy strutting her stuff:

Celebrity or not, no one deserves their private pictures to be aired in the public. As a society, we are greatly lacking in consideration, compassion and human decency at times.
What slays me is how mainstream media allows him in the gate.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Diane Keaton Talks Tantric Sex : "Nine-Hour Orgasms" Are "Ridiculous"

Well, this is something you don’t see every day.

On Tuesday’s "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," the talk show host and guest Diane Keaton got on the topic of tantric sex and nine-hour orgasms.

Yes, you read that correctly.

The pair were talking about Keaton’s new movie, The Big Wedding, and, well, things just kind of (hysterically) spiraled from there.

And, yes, there was alcohol involved.

Check out the video below!

Billy Currington 'INDICTED' Threatening Elderly Boat Captain

Billy Currington has been indicted for allegedly chasing down an elderly man in his boat and threatening to "f*** him up" and kill him.
It went down on Tax Day in broad daylight on the Back River ... a resort area in Georgia. According to the police report, 70-year-old tour boat captain Charles Ferrelle was carrying two fares past Currington's crib when the singer started yelling from his dock ... but the captain couldn't make out what he was saying and continued on.

On the return trip, Currington jumped in his boat -- with a camera -- followed them to a public dock and allegedly began verbally abusing and threatening Ferrelle's life.

Turns out Currington was upset that Ferrelle's steered too close to his docks ... one witness told cops that the wake almost knocked an elderly man into the water.

Still, a grand jury found enough evidence to hit the country star with charges of making terroristic threats and abuse of an elder person ... this according to documents filed today.

Currington had a No.1 country hit with "Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer" in 2010 and was nominated for a Grammy that year. We reached out to his reps ... no comment yet.

Billy Currington ... respects his elders so much that he allegedly threatens to kill them.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

[UPDATE] White House/AP Cyber Attacks 2 connected Groups 1 Big problem

Two hacking groups have taken credit for launching cyber attacks against the AP and the White House ... but the perps are connected to the core ... TMZ has learned.

The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) claims they "owned" the AP after successfully hacking into its Twitter account and posting a fake item that President Obama was injured in an explosion. According to reports, SEA has hacked Twitter for months to spread political messages.

Exposed, the group behind most major celebrity swattings, is flying its flag as the team behind today's 911 bomb threat directed at the White House.

Sources close to the investigation tell us, the two groups are actually connected and have members working for both operations. Our sources say Exposed came out first to claim responsibility for the fake bomb threat. As we've previously reported, Exposed has taken credit for more than a dozen celebrity swatting calls.

As for why SEA took credit for the AP prank ... it's unclear. What is clear is that the prank was coordinated between the 2 groups -- a 1-2 punch, if you will.

1600 Pennsylvania Ave : Swatting Hacker Group Threatens to Bomb White House

The hacker group that claims responsibility for exposing private financial information about Michelle Obama and many other celebrities has issued an ultimatum to the U.S. Government -- either declare war on North Korea or they will detonate bombs at the White House ... TMZ has learned.

We're told the group -- which claims responsibility for swatting Rihanna, Diddy, Ryan Seacrest, Justin Timberlake, Paris Hilton, Chris Brown, Tom Cruise and others -- contacted authorities through 911 and threatened to detonate 8 devices around the White House perimeter if President Obama does not declare war within 24 hours.

There was a tweet that went out on the Associated Press' twitter account saying, "Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured." The White House quickly discredited this as an "errant tweet." We're told the hackers are claiming credit for hacking AP's twitter and posting the message.

It appears -- though it has not been confirmed -- that this is yet another case of swatting -- calling in a phony threat.

Witchy said bring it on cowards :

Dept. of homeland security ; where are you?... You really need to up your game if you're not able to stop this group from wreaking real havoc.
Anyone else see the Irony of their threat? If they are so smart to be able to bomb the WHITE HOUSE, why not just take your asses over to North Korea and bomb them instead of demanding that the U.S. declare war? Blowing smoke out of their asses as usual.

I can only HOPE President Obama issues a press release that says, "HAHAHAHAHHA", GO for it you CHUMPS"!  HeHe

Prince Jackson : I'm Not Bonding With My Mom Right Now

Michael Jackson's 16-year-old son Prince Jackson is clearly into girls ... but NOT the grown woman who goes by "Mom" -- aka Debbie Rowe.

Sources with direct knowledge of the situation tell TMZ ... although Prince's sister has developed what we're told is "an intense bond" with the woman who gave birth to her ... Prince has no curiosity or desire to develop a relationship with Rowe ... at least for now.

We're told it's not that he has beef with Rowe ... it's that establishing a relationship with her is not on his radar. His 15-year-old sister Paris, on the other hand, now has a passion for nurturing a relationship with Rowe, and the 2 have spent a good deal of time together in the last few months.

Our sources say there's no conflict between Paris and Prince ... they just have different priorities.

As for Rowe, we're told she would absolutely like to have a relationship with Prince, but -- just the way it happened with Paris -- she wants it to develop naturally ... when Prince is ready.

Just a thought from the wise one "Witchy":
Too bad Rowe did not have all this maternal warm fuzzy feelings when those kids were babies and she signed away all parental rights. Fine to divorce but at least she could have been a part of their growing up. And a real mother would have told MJ to screw himself if he thought otherwise. And DARN sure would not have taken $$ for the whole deal. DIsgusting.

Sharon Osbourne : I'm "Devastated" Over Ozzy's Drug Relapse

Sharon Osbourne opened up about rumors she’ssplitting from Ozzy Osbourne and her husband’s recent drug relaspe on Tuesday’s episode of "The Talk."

The TV personality said, "Everything that was printed… has been distorted. The only thing that was true was the Facebook posting that my husband did," telling the show’s panel, "We’re not getting divorced."
Osbourne added, "He’s been using alcohol and prescription drugs for the past year and a half. That’s true. That’s very true. Everybody knows he’s been struggling with this his entire life. I never knew he was using prescription drugs. I knew he was drinking occasionally."

The co-host went on to admit, "However, am I happy? No. Am I upset? Yes, I am. I’m devastated. It’s a disease that not only hurts the person who has the disease but it hurts the family."

"We’re dealing with it. We’ve dealt with worse. We’re dealing with it and this too shall pass," offered Osbourne, who joked, "Otherwise, my husband will be taken to hospital to get my foot removed from his a**."

Sharon Osbourne says she's devastated by Ozzy's relapse ... she knew he was back on the booze, but not the pills ... but she wanted to make one thing clear ... they're NOT getting divorced.

Sharon opened up about walking out on Ozzy on "The Talk" today.

Sharon laid down a threat ... what she'll do if Ozzy screws up again.

As Sharon was spilling the beans, Ozzy blew into Brisbane, Australia -- he's touring Down Under -- sporting a bowler hat and a big, sober smile ...

Monday, April 22, 2013

Hollywood Familes Who Outshone Their Parents Part 1

You know the saying -- the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. In the case of these 11 celebrities, however, the apple has downright eclipsed the career of its own industry parents, who might know a thing or two about Hollywood. Launch the slideshow below to see stars whose parents also spent their lives in the biz.
                                     Sandra Bullock
Few know that America's sweetheart is actually half-German (and speaks Deutsch fluently). Mom was the late Helga Meyer (pictured, far left), who earned fame in her home country as an opera singer and toured in Europe.

                                            Blake Lively
The former "Gossip Girl" actress hails from a showbiz family: Dad was an actor; mom, a talent manager. Sister Robyn Lively also witnessed early success as the main character in the cult '80s teen film "Teen Witch."
                                           Keira Knightley
The "Pride and Prejudice" beauty was always destined to make a splash in the U.K., it seems. Her parents are award-winning playwright Sharman Macdonald (pictured, left of Keira) and actor Will Knightley (far left).
                                         Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston was primed to dominate television from a young age. Dad is John Aniston, longtime soap actor on NBC's "Days of our Lives."
                                        Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe can thank his casting agent of a mom for sending him off to audition for the role of "David Copperfield" (which then led to an audition for "Harry Potter"), and being crazy enough to think he'd get it.
                               Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal
Believe it or not, the brother and sister actors aren't the only people in Hollywood who call themselves a Gyllenhaal. Dad is director Stephen Gyllenhaal, and Mom is screenwriter Naomi Foner.

Hollywood Familes :Who Outshone Their Industry Parents Part 2

                                        Lena Dunham
When HBO debuted "Girls," the media flared at the perceived nepotism of the cast's four leading ladies. The same is true for the show's creator and star, who calls photographer and artist Laurie Simmons Mom.

                                           Zooey Deschanel
There was nothing "new" about Zooey Deschanel's rise in the industry. The actress was born to a cinematographer-director father and actress Mary Jo Deschanel. Sister Emily Deschanel is also a primetime TV actress on "Bones."

                                        Kristen Stewart
The "Twilight" star got an early start in the movie biz thanks to her mother, Jules Mann-Stewart, a script supervisor, and father John Stewart, a television producer.
                                     Gwyneth Paltrow
The Hollywood A-Lister was born to actress Blythe Danner and the late Bruce Paltrow, who worked as a producer and director. Younger bro Jake Paltrow also works as a film director.
                                       Anne Hathaway
Like mother, like daughter. Mom Kate Hathaway (far left) was an actress who inspired her young daughter to play the role of Fantine in "Les Miserables."At the 2013 Golden Globes, Anne recognized her mother's influence: "I want to thank my mother, who I saw perform this role when I was eight."