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July 19, 2013 | By Scott Collins
The entertainment world hasn't thought much about Rae Dawn Chong lately, but now she's become the latest celebrity trying to backpedal away from an N-word controversy. In a radio interview, Chong -- a veteran of 1980s movie hits like "Commando" and the daughter of comic Tommy Chong -- launched a tirade against Oprah Winfrey, her costar in 1985's "The Color Purple. " Chong -- whose ethnic makeup includes Afro-Canadian and Cherokee roots -- attacked Winfrey for everything from being too fat to too black.  PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times "Sixty years ago she would have been a housekeeper, luckily," she said on "Matty P's Radio Happy Hour.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Lil Wayne wants to set the record straight about his seizures: He has epilepsy. The rapper called in to radio station Power 106 on Thursday to discuss his new album, "I Am Not a Human Being II," and to address concerns raised when he had a series of seizures two weeks ago. His trip to the ICU at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, coupled with a lack of info from Camp Weezy and a TMZ story that had him in a medically induced coma, getting his...
ENTERTAINMENT
December 11, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Brooke Mueller, Charlie Sheen's third ex-wife and the mother of his twins, has returned to rehab for what's reportedly the 19th time.  The Ministry admittedly hasn't been keeping track, so that number comes courtesy of TMZ, which apparently has been. She checked in Monday night. "Brooke was uncomfortable with the way Adderall was making her behave," her attorney Yale Galanter told the website . Galanter told E! News that the stint would be for ongoing treatment of prolonged addiction issues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2008 | Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer
With the paparazzi ever on the lookout for new places to corner celebrities, Los Angeles International Airport is becoming their new feeding trough. Photographers have free rein in the main terminal and parking lot areas of LAX, and weary celebrities are increasingly running the gantlet when they are at their least glamorous: dressed down and lugging luggage, usually after a long flight. Airport officials said they had noticed a significant increase in the number of paparazzi at the terminals in the last two years, sometimes as many as 60 when word gets around about a big name landing.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Matthew Fox got a bit lost early Friday morning in Oregon, where the actor was reportedly headed for some fast food but wound up in jail. Fox was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence around 3:30 a.m. near Bend, the town where he lives with his family, according to TMZ.  The outlet says Fox was traveling with an unidentified passenger seeking a late-night snack, but wound up in police custody. He was apparently released later on Friday, TMZ reported. While a rep for Fox did not immediately return a Ministry request for comment, this isn't the "Party of Five" star's first run-in with the law. In August 2011, on location in Ohio, Fox reportedly was detained by police.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2012 | By Danielle Paquette
After an endless string of on-camera arguments (or perhaps scripted reality show beefs), Adrienne Maloof and Dr. Paul Nassif are splitting. The "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" couple, who married in 2002, filed for separation Monday morning, according to TMZ . No word on divorce at this time. PHOTOS: Celebrity splits of 2012 "I'm so sorry that this is happening but my children are my life and sometimes we need to do what's best for them," Bravo star Maloof, 50, told Radar Online , adding, "It's an unfortunate situation but I have to have my kids' best interest at heart.” Nassif, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, gained additional notoriety in early 2011 after he dialed 911 for Charlie Sheen, who later checked into a L.A. hospital for stomach pains (pre-“Torpedo of Truth” outbursts)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Track Palin, Sarah Palin's oldest child, has reportedly filed jointly for divorce from high-school sweetheart Britta Hanson, whom he married in May 2011. The joint filing means the two have already worked out the details of the split, according to TMZ , which first reported the news. That includes child support and custody - important stuff, as Track, 23, and Britta, 22, welcomed baby Kyla Grace in August 2011. Also hashed out: disposition of property, with Army reservist Track keeping his guns and his tools, plus some $30,000 cash, while Britta keeps her jewelry and her bank account, TMZ said . Papers were filed Dec. 1, E!
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
DMX has been arrested for the third time this year. However, the "Ruff Ryders Anthem" rapper was in the passenger seat this time, according to rep Domenick Nati. South Carolina police said they noticed a warrant out for DMX stemming from a previous case of driving without a license and informed him that he needed to go to jail, according to a police report obtained by TMZ. They also said that DMX smelled as if he were drunk and was in possession of weed when he was arrested.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Aww. Hulk Hogan was so adorable on the "Today" show Tuesday, we kind of feel bad for watching that excerpt of his sex tape. 'Cause the dude's super bummed it was released. Bummed in a big, cuddly, former-wrestler-who's-gonna-tear-apart-whoever-did-it way. Turns out the tape, which surfaced in March and went public - at least a part of it - last week, was made six years ago at a time when Hogan said he was at a "very, very low point" in his life. He said he didn't know there was a camera in the room and that he's working with authorities to track down the person or people who made and released the tape.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Justin Bieber on Wednesday sent "thoughts and prayers" to the family of a 29-year-old paparazzo killed Tuesday while he was shadowing the pop star's Ferrari, trying to obtain pictures during a traffic stop. "While I was not present nor directly involved with this tragic accident, my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim," Bieber said in a statement obtained by L.A. Now . "Hopefully this tragedy will finally inspire meaningful legislation and whatever other necessary steps to protect the lives and safety of celebrities, police officers, innocent public bystanders and the photographers themselves.
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