Thursday, April 12, 2007

GossipMomma's RumorRoom

American radio DJ DON IMUS’s morning show has been dropped by US cable company MSNBC after his use of racist language.
Imus was suspended by MSNBC earlier this week (09APR07) after he referred to the Rutgers University women’s basketball team as ‘nappy-headed hos’ - a racially charged sexist term - but now his show has been pulled indefinitely by the network.
MSNBC, which is owned by parent company NBC, was forced to pull the broadcast of Imus in the Morning, after a growing list of sponsors said they were withdrawing their adverts.
NBC News head Steve Capus says, "I take him at this word that he is not a racist. But those were racist comments and there should not be a place for that on MSNBC." Meanwhile the Rutgers women’s basketball team and coach C. Vivian Stringer are scheduled to appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show tonight (12APR07) to discuss the controversy.(SOURCE WENN)

Marc Anthony has agreed to pay $2.5 million in back taxes and penalties after failing to file returns for five years, New York prosecutors said Wednesday.
Anthony, 38, the husband of Jennifer Lopez, wasn't prosecuted because an accountant handled his returns and Anthony thought the taxes had been paid, according to Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau.
Lopez, 37, wasn't implicated in the investigation because the couple didn't file jointly, the Associated Press reports.
Morgenthau said Anthony didn't file returns for 2000 through 2004 on $15.5 million in income, according to AP. (SOURCE PEOPLE.COM)

Former "Prison Break" star Lane Garrison will plead guilty to manslaughter.
Garrison, who has been charged with vehicular manslaughter in connection with the death of a Beverly Hills high school student last December, showed up this morning with his lawyer, Harland Braun, at the Beverly Hills courthouse. Garrison was scheduled to enter a plea, but Braun asked for a continuance.(SOURCE TMZ)

Marcia Cross has confessed she spends all day pumping her breasts since becoming a mother. The ‘Desperate Housewives’ star, who birth to twin daughters Eden and Savannah on February 20, admits between burping her babies and milking her mammaries she has very little time to herself. Marcia, 45, told People magazine: ‘I’ll tell you my routine - it’s really exciting! I feed, I burp, I change diapers, I pump. And then I have a tiny window of time to myself.
‘I can breastfeed them both at the same time, which for me is a huge accomplishment!’ Marcia and her husband Tom Mahoney, 49, married last June and doubted they would be able to have children. She said: ‘I wanted to be a member of that club so badly, and now I’m in and it’s so much better than I even imagined. ‘We did in vitro a week after we got married.
‘We were supposed to go to Greece and Paris and have this fancy honeymoon, and I said, ‘Let’s stay put and see if we can’t give this baby a chance.’ The redhead actress hasn’t ruled out having more children, saying: ‘I’m probably done, but I certainly can see why people keep going.
‘I’m in heaven right now.’(SOURCE WENN)

Justin Timberlake was so concerned about Britney Spears, who entered rehab in February, that he reached out to her, he has revealed.
"I called her because I worried about her," Timberlake, 26, said recently at a press day for his new movie Shrek The Third.
But Spears, who checked out of Malibu's Promises treatment center in March after nearly a month, is on the right track, Timberlake said.
"She's a great woman. I'm rooting for her," he said. "[It] seems like she's getting everything under control now." (SOURCE PEOPLE.COM)

ROD STEWART’s daughter KIMBERLY has angered the rocker after signing a £100,000 ($195,000) modelling deal with lingerie giants Ultimo - three years after the company dumped his wife PENNY LANCASTER from the line.
The Maggie May star was enraged when the underwear firm ended Lancaster’s contract in 2004, in favour of signing his ex-wife Rachel Hunter.
Kimberly, 27, has already been snapped for the company’s new Adore Moi range, but it is alleged she kept her father in the dark about the deal.
A source tells British newspaper The Sun, "She is well aware Ultimo upset her dad. He’ll go mad."(SOURCE PR INSIDE)

MICHAEL JACKSON has denied US reports he is preparing to sell his Neverland ranch at the reduced rate of $20 million (£10.3 million) - $30 million (£15.4 million) lower than his original asking price.
Industry insiders had claimed the Thriller star was ready to sign away the 2,700-acre property in Santa Barbara, California - which includes a zoo, cinema and amusement park - to American debt guru Bill Huff, according to PageSix.
But Jackson’s representative Raymone Bain has dismissed reports stating that Neverland isn’t even on the market. She says, "This is not true."(SOURCE WENN)

One day after he was jailed in Florida for criminal contempt of court, Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis was indicted on charges of tax evasion.
The indictment, handed down Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Reno, Nev., alleges that Francis's companies, Mantra Films Inc. and its marketing arm, Sands Media Inc., claimed more than $20 million in false business deductions in 2002 and 2003, the Department of Justice said in a statement, according to the Associated Press.
Among other charges, the indictment (which can be seen on The Smoking Gun Web site), also alleges that Francis, 34, hid income from the same period using offshore bank accounts and entities supposedly owned by other people.(SOURCE PEOPLE.COM)

Snoop Dogg pleaded no contest in a Los Angeles County Superior Court Wednesday on two felonies related to arrests last year on gun possession and marijuana charges.
He was given a three-year suspended sentence -- so no jail time. Dogg has also been sentenced to five years of formal probation and 800 hours of community service. Coming soon to a roadside near you! Snoop was arrested on October 27 outside Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, Calif. after police found a gun and marijuana in his car. He was then arrested on November 28 near NBC Studios after an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Police say they found the rapper in possession of cocaine, a firearm and a large amount of marijuana. He was also cited for allegedly having a false compartment in his vehicle.(SOURCE TMZ)

1 comment:

Tim Archer said...

Snoop Dogg, a.k.a. "Multiple Felon Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr.", has avoided jail, AGAIN.

In the meantime, this is whats coming from Imus' mouth: