March 2, 2001 |
In the movies, action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger never needs rescuing. But at the surreal intersection of Hollywood, the media and California politics, where a star's popularity at the box office has been known to translate into success at the ballot box, it's another story. The muscular actor, who has recently been putting out tiny feelers about his prospects as a future Republican candidate for governor, has been mugged, his Hollywood friends say, by an article in the March issue of Premiere.
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May 19, 2012 |
It was billed as a "shocking tell-all" and a "world exclusive," but the National Enquirer's March 26 cover story landed with a thud. TMZ, Page Six and other major players in celebrity gossip ignored the article in which a masseur claimed John Travolta offered money for sex. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this article used the term "masseuse"; it should have said "masseur. " Five weeks after the issue left the checkout aisle, a DUI attorney from Pasadena put the anonymous masseur's tawdry tale in a lawsuit and it became an overnight pop culture sensation, topping Google News, trending on Twitter and meriting a segment on "Good Morning America.
December 28, 1990 |
Barring Conversation: Roseanne Barr's husband wants a gag to work--one from a court, not from her hit TV show. Tom Arnold filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Superior Court charging that Barr's former husband and his attorney violated a court order by discussing the comedian's divorce publicly. Arnold said ex-husband William Pentland and his attorney, palimony lawyer Marvin Mitchelson, discussed the divorce on "Donahue" in November.
September 12, 2007 |
It's turning into a big year for Martin Scorsese. The 64-year-old filmmaker won his first Academy Award for directing in February (for "The Departed"), and on Tuesday he was named one of this year's recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime contributions to American culture. The others who will be honored at the annual Washington event in December are comedian Steve Martin, singer Diana Ross, singer-songwriter Brian Wilson and pianist Leon Fleisher.
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October 5, 1997 |
THE EX FILES: The California Department of Corrections, official keeper of convicted killer Lyle Menendez, is debunking reports of his pending divorce from his conference-call bride, Anna Eriksson. Because as far as Lyle's jailers are concerned, he wasn't legally married in the first place.
December 5, 2003
Parents-to-be: Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow is expecting a child with boyfriend Chris Martin, lead singer for the British rock band Coldplay. * New gig: Evan Marriott, the bachelor on Fox's first installment of "Joe Millionaire," has been named host of "Fake-a-Date," a series that will premiere on the Game Show Network in March.