Josie and The City
Friday, August 3rd
Liberty Ross and Rupert Sanders are trying to reconcile. My source tells me one of Liberty’s main concerns off the top was a Snow White and the Huntsman sequel. She obviously doesn’t want Rupert working with Kristen again so he’s going to have to give that up. He’s disappointed because it was his directorial debut, but he understands. Of course if it came down to the studio making the decision, they would choose Kristen over Rupert anyway because she’s the lead and it’s easier to just find another director.
When Tameka Raymond’s son Kile was fighting for his life following a jet ski accident last month, the media reported that her ex-husband Usher rushed to the hospital to offer his support. But now, Tameka claims that didn't happen. Usher and Tameka are fighting for custody of their biological kids and after Kile's death, Usher asked the court to delay their next hearing. In his court papers he said he was worried the court might be biased toward Tameka because of the tragedy. He also claimed the hearing would cause "unnecessary stress and strain" to both of them. But Tameka filed her own papers claiming that any anguish Usher claims to be feeling over Kile's death is boloney. She says Usher only visited Kile once in the 15 days he was on life support. She also claims she wanted him to send out a Tweet asking his followers to pray for Kile, but he refused. Instead, his next Tweet was a picture of his breakfast. Tameka claims Usher is just using Kile's death as a ploy to postpone the hearing.
When Katherine Jackson was at that spa in Arizona, she did an interview with ABC News in which she made it sound like everything was fine, and that the reason she hadn't contacted her grandchildren for over a week was because she didn't want to. But now it sounds like she wasn't telling the whole truth. This week, Katherine filed papers to have her custody of Michael Jackson’s kids re-instated. And in those papers, she admitted she was basically tricked by her kids. She said she was originally supposed to travel by motor home to New Mexico to see her sons perform. But instead, they brought in a doctor who said it would be better if she flew. So she got on a plane . . . but it didn't take her to New Mexico. Instead, she found herself in Tucson, Arizona, where she was admitted to a spa due to supposed high blood pressure. Once she got there, her phone and iPad were taken and the TV and phone in her room were disconnected. When Katherine asked about her grandchildren, she was told they were fine. She had no idea they were looking for her, or that they'd filed a missing persons report. She said if she had known the kids were trying to reach her she would never have gone for such a long period of time without communicating with them. Regarding custody, Katherine didn't ask for full custody back. She petitioned to be co-guardian with Tito Jackson’s son T.J., who was appointed the kids' guardian while Katherine was away.
Katy Perry and John Mayer went to dinner together Wednesday at a place in L.A. called Pace. After dinner they went to the Chateau Marmont for some drinks. At least one source says they were holding hands across the table at dinner and sneaking kisses.
Maybe, just maybe Jennifer Lopez’s boyfriend, Casper Smart wasn’t going to a gay peepshow or an exotic massage parlor that day that he was photographed outside a porno shop. Turns out, upstairs in that same building is the Diamond Cuts Barber Shop. And some barbers there claim Casper came in for a skin fade. Now, he did go to the porno shop briefly, but only to use their ATM… Do you believe it?!
Summit Entertainment, the studio behind ‘Twilight’, is concerned about Kristen Stewart’s cheating scandal. A source tells Hollywoodlife.com, “Summit is very scared with how things will turn out. They are nervous, they don’t know how the fans will react and if they will have great box office numbers. They expect all the fans will see it once and not come back for repeat performances. Summit is thinking about doing separate press conferences and interviews for Rob and Kristen. So they don’t have to be anywhere near each other if they don’t want to be. It’s an option and is being discussed. Of course during the interviews they will have a zero tolerance policy on any questions geared towards the affair.
Khloe Kardashian wants to host The X Factor. She says, "I'm a big fan of The X Factor. I've always wanted to do hosting or talk show hosting, so it's definitely something that I would love to do and would be honored to do. To be on such a huge show like that with those judges, I would have so much fun doing that. I love Simon. I think he's amazing. I love personalities like that because I'm someone who is very straightforward and I tell it like it is. That's what he's doing. He just doesn't want to blow smoke up people's asses."
WEB EXCLUSIVE BONUS SCOOP!
Lil Wayne has announced that he's going to step away from rap for a little while because he thinks we're all entitled to a break from him. He says, quote, "I feel like the fans deserve a lil' NO Wayne. I've been everywhere. I've been out on everybody's song, I'm still on everybody's song, my artists are doing awesome. I believe the fans deserve some peace from me." He adds, quote, "I be on my skateboard in the meantime." And he's serious about that. He's actually going to spend his down time "committing" himself to skateboarding. He says, quote, "I picked up the skateboard and I thought it'd be a hobby and what happened is it's a lifestyle. In order to be fully committed, you have to live that lifestyle. With these young kids now, you have to be about that life. It's kind of putting rap on the back burner. Rap's taken a backseat to skating."