Posts Tagged ‘TMZ’

Cory Monteith enters rehab!

‘Glee’ actor Cory Monteith has entered rehab! According to his rep, the 30-year-old has checked himself into a treatment facility for substance addiction. Here’s more from TMZ:

“Glee” star Cory Monteith has checked himself into rehab for substance addiction, a rep for the 30-year-old actor announced this morning.

Monteith’s rep told PEOPLE mag, “[Monteith] has voluntarily admitted himself to a treatment facility for substance addiction. He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery.”

Monteith, who stars as Finn Hudson on the Fox show, was in rehab once before when he was 19. He talked about it back in 2011, saying, “I don’t want kids to think it’s okay to drop out of school and get high, and they’ll be famous actors, too.”

When I first heard the news, I thought wait a second….he’s so young! And then I realized he only plays a teenager on TV. This is his SECOND time in rehab?? Hopefully this time it sticks!


Posted Monday, April 1st, 2013 at 7:07am
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TMZ Founder Dies

Jim Paratore– founder of TMZ and other shows such as Rosie and Ellen- died of an apparent heart attack Tuesday during a bike trip in France.

Paratore served as as President of Telepictures (a division of Warner Bros)  when, in 2006, he made the jump into the digital business.  Then, he developed the concept of TMZ, and sold the idea to industry bigwigs, which was a huge feat. From there, he became critical to the budding website’s success, and was instrumental in getting the website’s television counterpart produced.

Paratore was a risk taker on TMZ, but also, as this TMZ article recounts, on groundbreaking entertainers such as Ellen Degeneres. 

“After Ellen DeGeneres came out, no one wanted to take a chance on her.  Jim recognized her great talent and literally went station to station across the country and convinced very nervous and reluctant general managers that they should take a chance on her — that she was a talent who could connect with and touch everyone … and Jim was right.”

RIP, Mr. Paratore.


Photo: Fame/Flynet

Posted Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 at 12:12pm
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Lindsay Lohan hosting ‘SNL’ on March 3!

Lindsay Lohan will be hosting Saturday Night Live on March 3, and according to TMZ is was all Lindsay’s idea.

Sources tell TMZ she has always felt ‘SNL’ creator Lorne Michaels has been very fatherly towards her over the years. Lindsay has always loved doing the show, and feels now is the right time to host again.

Considering Lindsay’s community service is about to end, she reached out to Lorne and asked him to consider her for the show again. He said yes, and they settled on the date… March 3.

Lindsay’s hoping to remind people that above all else, she is an actress.

I’ll watch!

Posted Monday, February 20th, 2012 at 9:09am
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PROOF: Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn really ARE together!

I didn’t believe all the rumors swirling around that Sean Penn and Scarlett Johansson were hooking up. But TMZ caught them having lunch together, and Scarlet’s leg is resting on Sean’s lap! I’d say this looks like more than just a friendship!!

Not only that, but People is reporting that the couple flew out of Van Nuys last night for an overnight Mexico trip.

The pair left on a private jet from Van Nuys airport Tuesday morning, then were spotted having dinner in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, that night, according to sources. Early Wednesday morning, they returned to Los Angeles where Johansson is shooting the film We Bought a Zoo with Matt Damon.

On the menu during their Mexican meal? Penn, 50 and Johansson, 26, reportedly enjoyed lobster and, of course, margaritas.

Earlier this week, the twosome were seen sharing a casual lunch at the popular Los Angeles Cuban restaurant, Versailles, where Johansson had her leg draped over Penn.

I’m a little bothered by this pairing… He’s TWICE her age!

What do you think?

Posted Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 at 2:14pm
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