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  • VIDEO: Lindsay DID show up for court

    Posted by Natalie Randall

    After speculation yesterday that she would NOT show up in court because she is "sick", Lindsay Lohan did make her required appearance:

    LOVING Judge Stephanie Sautner...Hope she stays this hard nosed at the next hearing!

    The judge also laid down the ominous fact -- that Lindsay could be found not guilty in the lying to police case stemming from a car accident last year, but her probation in the jewelry case could still be violated since the standard of proof is lower.

    The Judge set March 1 as the next hearing.


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  • PHOTO: Meet Cory and Topanga's daughter!

    Posted by Natalie Randall

    Introducing 11-year-old actress Rowan Blanchard... she has been cast in the pilot of the upcoming Disney Channel show "Girl Meets World," which begins filming next month.

     

    She'll be playing Riley Matthews, the daughter Cory and Topanga in the upcoming"Boy Meets World" spinoff.

  • Look who else has turned down "Dancing With The Stars"

    Posted by Natalie Randall

    1st Lindsay Lohan says NO to "Dancing With The Stars"... 

    But look who else has said "no thanks" to the reality TV show: 

     

     

     LANCE ARMSTRONG

    Armstrong's spokesperson says, "Lance has been offered the show each and every year since its inception. Although flattered he has passed on their generous offers.” 

     

    Quite frankly, the show might help his image. BUT he would have to be less jerky and not take drugs during the season... And I'm not sure he can do either!! 

     

    Just sayin'!

  • Bethenny Frankel's divorce is about to get MESSY!

    Posted by Natalie Randall

    Several reports say the divorce of Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy is about to get MESSY~ So sad!

    Bethenny Frankel and husband Jason Hoppy with daughter Bryn
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    Check out people.com's story:

     
    Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy are not seeing eye to eye as they begin divorce proceedings – most notably because both sides reportedly want primary custody of daughter Bryn. 

    Hoppy has responded to Frankel's divorce petition by demanding from the reality-TV star almost exactly the same things she is demanding from him, TMZ.com reports. 

    Both are seeking primary custody of Bryn, who will be 3 in May, as well as child support from their ex, along with money for other expenses, including insurance. 

    Both sides also want exclusive rights to their marital residence. 

    The Skinnygirl mogul, 42, who first became famous on The Real Housewives of New York City, split with Hoppy late last year after almost three years of marriage. 

    She later said she felt like a failure for not being able to make it work. 

    Hoppy has not commented publicly on the split, and neither his lawyers, nor Frankel's reps, immediately returned calls for comment.
  • DRAMA continues for "Teen Mom 2" star: Pregnant Jenelle Evans files assault charges against husband!

    Posted by Natalie Randall

    E! News is reporting that Jenelle Evans is accusing her husband of physically assaulting her while she is pregnant.

    Check out their story below:

    The Teen Mom 2 star's attorney, Dustin R.T. Sullivan, told E! News exclusively: "She has taken charges out on Courtland Rogers, her husband. The charges are assault on a female with an unborn child. She made the charges today."

    Evans filed four counts of assault on a female with an unborn child in a Brunswick County, North Carolina, courthouse on Jan. 23. The charges are misdemeanors, Sullivan said.

    "They are the highest level of misdemeanor you can get," Sullivan noted. "He faces a maximum 150 days in jail per charge."

    Sullivan could not provide any specific details of the assault, but said the most recent allegation of assault occurred on Monday, Jan. 21.

    "She was physically assaulted over a period of time," Sullivan added. "She will be a victim in the case and will be represented by the State of North Carolina."

    Sullivan confirmed Evans is pregnant, but did not have any details about a possible miscarriage.

    Evans had made a miscarriage (and divorce!) reference when she tweeted at Rogers on Wednesday: "I am getting a divorce, ASAP. YOU F--KING LEAVE OUT OF TOWN AND I MIGHT BE HAVING A MISCARRIAGE?! F--K U, U F--KING PIECE OF S--T."

    Added Sulivan, "I have seen her in much better spirits in the past. She seems to be very concerned about her general health and well-being. She is not upbeat at all. She is going through a very difficult time right now."

    The first court date in the assault case is scheduled for Feb. 18. Rogers currently faces two other criminal cases in Brunswick County: a felony and misdemeanor.

  • VIDEO: Leann Rimes is "insane"

    Posted by Natalie Randall

     So YES, I watch "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and YES I am on "Team Brandi"... The girl tells it like it is and has NO filter.

    (I BTW am the same way, but I have to watch myself when the mic is on!!)

    This time, Brandi talks more about Leann Rimes (who, if you haven't been keeping up, was the "other woman" in Brandi's marriage to Eddie Cibrian. Eddie ended up marrying Leann after his marriage to Brandi ended)

     Check out the video of Brandi on one of my FAVE shows, "Watch What Happens: Live" last night... PS, LOVIN Hoda Kotb too!  

  • VIDEO: Kelly sings it LIVE, but Beyonce doesn't?

    Posted by Natalie Randall

    So yesterday I gave Beyonce props for her singing of the National Anthem at yesterday's Presidential Inauguration ... But it turns out I should have been giving the REAL props to Kelly Clarkson. 

    Why?


    A spokesperson for the U.S. Marine Corp Band -- which provides the music for the Inauguration -- tells TMZ, Beyonce mouthed the words to a pre-recorded studio version of "The Star-Spangled Banner."

    But the rep added, Kelly sang "My Country 'Tis of Thee" WITHOUT the help of a backing track.

    YOU GO KELLY!!!  

     

    See Beyonce's lip-synced anthem HERE
  • SPOILERS for tonight's episode of "The Bachelor"

    Posted by Natalie Randall

    I'll admit that I wasn't a huge Sean fan when he was on Emily's season... but I'm really diggin' him as "The Bachelor". He seeoms to have a good heart and a good head on his shoulders. Keep reading if you want t see what's in store for us on tonight's episode. SPOLIER ALERT! 

    Episode 3: Los Angeles, CA (16 to 13)

    1-on-1 date: Lesley Murphy. The go to the Guinness World Record Attraction on Hollywood Blvd and set the record for longest on screen kiss.

    Group date: Malibu Beach. 12 girls playing a volleyball game, with the winning team getting a 2nd portion to the evening. The winning team was: Kacie, Jackie, Desiree, Lindsay, Amanda, Robyn. The losing team: Leslie, Kristy, Taryn, Daniella, Tierra, Catherine. Lindsay got the rose on this date.

    On the morning of the next 1-on-1, Tierra falls down the stairs at the mansion and has to be taken to the hospital. This is who you see in the promos being taken out on a stretcher.

    1-on-1 date: AshLee Frazier. Sean takes her to Magic Mountain where they spend the day with two chronically ill teenagers and watch a performance by the Eli Young Band. AshLee gets a rose.

    Girls who didn’t get a date: Sarah Herron and Selma Alameri

    Right before Sean starts handing out roses, he asks to talk to Kacie Boguskie away from the group and sends her home. Not sure the reason, but I’m guessing it has to do with just seeing her as just a friend.

    Rose Ceremony Eliminations: Kristy Kaminski and Taryn Daniels. Kacie eliminated right before rose ceremony began.


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    Read my blog post about the final 4 and even the rumored winner of Sean's final rose HERE


  • Breaking down the Manti Te'o story

    Posted by Natalie Randall

    So I don't really follow football so I'd never heard of Manti Te'o until yesterday, but he and this fake girlfriend story is the only thing people are talking about in the office today. So... I went to read about it and discovered it's a pretty complicated story. Here a break-down to help you get in the "know" like I did:

     Below is people.com's story...followed by the latest update from TMZ:

    One of the most heartbreaking stories of this year's college-football season – the September death from leukemia of Notre Dame star Manti Te'o's girlfriend – has turned out to be a hoax. 

    The woman, whom Te'o says he met only online, never in real life, did not exist, the website Deadspin reports. 

    She was invented by unknown perpetrators, and fooled Te'o along with everyone else, the 21-year-old linebacker claims. 

    "This is incredibly embarrassing to talk about, but over an extended period of time, I developed an emotional relationship with a woman I met online," Te'o said in a statement Wednesday. "We maintained what I thought to be an authentic relationship by communicating frequently online and on the phone, and I grew to care deeply about her."

    He added: "To realize that I was the victim of what was apparently someone's sick joke and constant lies was, and is, painful and humiliating." 

    The woman, whom Te'o knew as Lennay Kekua, was widely reported last year to have whispered "I love you" to Te'o over the phone just before she died. Compounding the heartbreak for Te'o, his grandmother died the same week. 

    Notre Dame says Te'o approached the school later in the year after realizing he'd been fooled. 

    "On Dec. 26, Notre Dame coaches were informed by Manti Te'o and his parents that Manti had been the victim of what appears to be a hoax," the university said in a statement Wednesday. "Someone using the fictitious name Lennay Kekua apparently ingratiated herself with Manti and then conspired with others to lead him to believe she had tragically died of leukemia." 

    The university said it launched an investigation, which is ongoing. 

    Deadspin and others have questioned how Te'o could have been deceived for so long, and speculated that he might have been involved in the hoax, perhaps to boost his chances of winning the Heisman Trophy. (That prize went to Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel in December.) 

    But Notre Dame is backing the player. 

    "While we still don't know all of the dimensions of this … there are certain things that I feel confident we do know," Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said at a press conference. "The first is that this was a very elaborate, very sophisticated hoax, perpetrated for reasons we don't understand." 

    Wiping away tears, Swarbrick said of Te'o: "The thing I am most sad of is, the single most trusting human being I have ever met will never be able to trust in the same way ever again."

    TMZ reports:

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    The Manti Te'o not-really-dead-girlfriend hoax was perpetuated by a man named Ronaiah Tuiasosopo -- who served as a representative for the family of the fake "Lennay Kekua" ... and TMZ has the photo proof. 

    Here's what we know ... 

    While Manti was "dating" Lennay ... a Notre Dame die-hard fan who we'll call "Jan" (to protect her identity) reached out to Lennay on Twitter and began an online friendship. 

    After Lennay's supposed death, Jan became involved with a group called "Wear a Lei 4 Manti" -- in which fans wore Hawaiian leis to ND football games to show their support for the football star. 

    When the "Wear a Lei 4 Manti" movement began to receive media attention, Jan says she noticed she gained a Twitter follower named U'ilani Rae Kekua

    Jan tells TMZ ... she reached out to U'ilani and asked if she was related to Lennay -- to which U'ilani replied, "Yes, that's my baby sister." The two became friends. 

    In fact, Jan says they both mentioned how they were going to attend the Notre Dame vs. USC game in L.A. on November 24, 2012  ... so Jan sent U'ilani her cell phone number in case she wanted to meet up. 

    Here's where the story takes a turn ... Jan tells TMZ she got a phone call from U'ilani on the day of the game directing her to the famous Tommy Trojan statue in front of the stadium, so they could meet up. 

    But when Jan arrived to the statue, U'ilani was NOT there ... but guess who was -- Ronaiah Tuiasosopo.  Jan and Ronaiah even took a photo together (see above). 

    According to the Deadspin article, Ronaiah was the person who obtained the photo of the woman everyone believed to be Lennay ... and is suspected of having a major role in the hoax. 

    Jan tells us Ronaiah was with a little girl during the USC meeting who they called Pookah -- and together, they explained how Lennay's sister couldn't come down to visit, so U'ilani sent them instead. Jan says Ronaiah "made it seem as if he was a member of Lennay's family." 

    After Jan and Ronaiah took the picture together -- Jan says Ronaiah began to act paranoid ... and told her, "Make sure you don't post this photo online."

    Soon after the game, Jan says she was contacted by U'ilani ... who also urged her NOT to post the picture of Ronaiah. She didn't explain why. 

    U'ilani later sent a photo to Jan showing a woman at a cemetery -- and told her, "This is me and my family at Lennay's gravesite. We're spending the day here."

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    Clearly, the woman in the photo is not U'ilani ('cause she doesn't really exist) ... and some digging suggests the woman in the photo is actually a woman named Donna Tei, who doesn't seem to have a relationship with anyone involved in the hoax. 

    There's more ... Jan tells TMZ Lennay's "sister" continued to reach out to her after the USC game ... and delivered some more bad news -- that little Pookah had been diagnosed with lupus and was dying in a children's hospital in Orange County, CA. 

    Jan said she wanted to send flowers -- so Lennay's "sister" gave her an address. TMZ has learned the address belongs to a member of the Tuiasosopo family. 

    Jan also gave us the phone number Lennay's sister would use to contact her -- and we found out the number is registered to a man named Titus Tuiasosopo -- Ronaiah's father. 

    We tried to reach out to Ronaiah -- but we couldn't get a hold of him. So far, he has yet to comment to the media about the story.

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