Steve-O Arrested in Anti-Seaworld Stunt
Friend of the show, Steve-O, was arrested Sunday during an insane protest against Sea World. He documented the entire stunt on his Facebook, showing himself climbing to the top of a crane in Los Angeles and setting off fireworks alongside an inflatable orca he named “Shammy.” More than 80 firefighters and a ton of LAPD officers were sent to the crane around 8 p.m. following reports of a possible suicide attempt, he was charged with suspicion of trespassing, setting off fireworks without a permit and conspiracy to commit a crime. Steve-O was released on $5,000 bail Monday morning and is scheduled in court August 31st. Get more here.
Nicki Minaj is Not Pregnant
No, Nicki Minaj is not pregnant, apparently she just likes to call people “baby father.” Sources close to Nicki say she uses the phrase “baby father” frequently, at least twice on this tour, but it’s not the same as “father of my child.” It’s just a term of endearment for those she likes. She’s even referred to Lil Wayne as her baby daddy in the past, even though they’re just friends. We’re told Minaj and Meek feel they’re in it for the long haul and want kids, but there will be a wedding before they’re picking out baby names. Here’s the video that started this whole thing: Get more here.
Jimmy Kimmel Officiated Jennifer Aniston’s Wedding
We have three new details from Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s wedding. Jimmy Kimmel officiated, and Howard Stern gave a toast. Obviously they were among the few who knew this wasn’t just a birthday party for Justin, since they had to prepare in advance. Also, we’d heard that their dogs got a spa treatment before the wedding. That’s because they participated in the ceremony. And not surprisingly, guests weren’t allowed to bring in their cell phones. Get more here.
Melissa Gilbert from ‘Little House on the Prairie’ is Running for Congress
Melissa Gilbert announced Monday her candidacy to represent Michigan’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat, the seat currently held by Republican Mike Bishop. No stranger to holding elected office, Gilbert was the president of the Screen Actor’s Guild from 2001 to 2005. And controversy stirred for her in June when the IRS revealed Gilbert owes over $360,000 in taxes. She’s already made arrangements with the IRS to pay her back taxes. Get more here.
Excited to announce my run for U.S. Congress in Michigan’s 8th. Please join me in my fight for working families. http://t.co/WTUEZukVeX
— Melissa Gilbert (@GilbertforMI) August 10, 2015
BET is Making a Miniseries About New Edition
BET is developing a biopic as a three-part miniseries about R&B group New Edition. Members Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill, and Ralph Tresvant will co-produce the untitled miniseries along with the band’s longtime manager Brooke Payne; founding member Bobby Brown was not named as a producer in the press release. The project is still looking for its director, but shooting is scheduled to begin in early 2016 from a script by Abdul Williams. Fingers crossed the miniseries also yields a Bell Biv DeVoe follow-up! Get more here.
Donald Sterling is Suing TMZ and V. Stiviano
Billionaire Donald Sterling has sued TMZ and his ex-girlfriend over the recording of his derogatory remarks that cost him ownership of the Clippers. Sterling’s lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court accuses TMZ and V. Stiviano of violating his privacy and causing damage on a “scale of unparalleled and unprecedented magnitude.” The remarks led the NBA to ban him from the league and ultimately led Sterling’s estranged wife to sell the team owned by a family trust to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for a record $2 billion. Get more here.