Columbus Short Leaving “Scandal,” Accused Of Violating Wife’s Restraining Order

  • Recently-fired “Scandal” star Columbus Short allegedly violated his restraining order and “ransacked” his and his wife’s home over Easter weekend, while she was out of town. Tanee McCall obtained a restraining order against Short following a domestic violence incident in early April when he threatened a murder/suicide. McCall has since filed for divorce. Short confirmed in a statement last Friday that he is leaving the cast of “Scandal.” [TMZ, ABC News]
  • Bob Hoskins from “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” and “Hook”  has died from pneumonia at 71. [US Weekly]
  • You know you want to see Amal Alamuddin’s engagement ring from George Clooney. [People]
  • Olivia Munn and her boyfriend of two years, Joel Kinnaman from “The Killing,” are dunzo. [US Weekly]
  • Bret Easton Ellis is weighing in on the Bryan Singer underage sex parties/sex abuse accusations, because of course he is. [Hollywood Reporter]
  • You know, I genuinely feel bad for Naya Rivera that she got fired from “Glee,” supposedly because she was having tension on set with Lea Michele over who’s-the-bigger-star drama and confronted producers about it. Working with Lea can’t be a walk in the park. It sucks producers sided with her. [US Weekly]
  • Rappers The Game and T.I. had what looks like an intense stand-off with the LAPD outside a nightclub early this morning. [TMZ]
  • “The Butler” screenwriter Danny Strong will direct his first film about The Catcher In The Rye author J.D. Salinger and his experiences in World War II. [Hollywood Reporter]
  • Do you even want to know what Taco Bell’s “mystery beef ingredients” are? [ABC News]

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