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Katherine Heigl Sues Duane Reade & 8 Other Ridiculous Celeb-Related Lawsuits

Katherine Heigl once had an extremely promising career, starring on “Grey’s Anatomy” and in a number of (shitty) rom-coms, but she hasn’t been able to get a job recently thanks to the terrible reputation she and her manager mom have for their diva-like demands. I don’t think her latest headline-making stunt is going to win her any fans — she’s suing Duane Reade drugstores for six million dollars because they tweeted the above photo. I guess her argument is that they used her image to promote their stores without her permission and without paying her, which isn’t okay because she is “a highly successful television and motion picture actress, producer and celebrity” in “high demand.” RECORD SCRATCH. Have a stadium full of seats, Katie Heigl. Highly successful TV and movie actresses don’t need to sue drug store chains because they tweeted a photo. Also, I’m pretty sure Katherine Heigl isn’t worth six million. Ugh, this lawsuit gives me secondhand embarrassment like whoa. [TMZ]

We like in a litigious country so this is of course not the only totally stupid and ridiculous lawsuit related to a celeb’s name and image. Here are a few more…

“Full House” Tell-All: Danny Tanner Once Did Whip-Its With Uncle Joey & Uncle Jesse

Peaches Geldof Found Dead With Baby Beside Her

  • Peaches Geldof was found dead earlier this week  with her 11-month-old son beside her by a friend. The friend came over to the British writer/model’s house in Kent when Geldof’s husband, musician Thomas Cohen, became worried because Peaches wasn’t answering her phone. Geldof, 25, left behind two young children with Cohen; her cause of death is still inconclusive. Her mother, TV host Paula Yates, died 14 years earlier under similar circumstances with Peaches’ then-four-year-old sister beside her. [The Sun UK, Daily Mail UK]
  • Selena Gomez has fired her mom and stepfather as her managers. [TMZ] Keep reading »

Peaches Geldof’s Cause Of Death Still “Inconclusive”

  • A postmortem on Peaches Geldof, the British “It Girl” who died on Monday at age 25, has proved inconclusive “pending toxicology tests.” Peaches, the daughter of musician Bob Geldof, died suddenly and inexplicably in her Kent home, leaving behind her husband and two young kids. [Reuters]
  • Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will co-star in a new comedy called “The Nest,” because they look so much like sisters. [Showbiz 411]
  • Jill Duggar, 22, one of the famous Duggar family’s bajillion kids, is engaged! Duggar and her new fiance, Derick Dillard, celebrated by holding hands. “”I feel like I’m dreaming,” Derick told People. “It was great to grab her hand for the first time.” For the first time! Holding hands! [People]
  • Er, maybe Lena Dunham’s joke about her younger sister coming out just doesn’t translate well …? [Page Six]
  • The women of “Saturday Night Live” opened up to Cosmopolitan about celeb impersonations, their guilty pleasures, and working in comedy as women. It’s worth a full read. Also, I had no idea that Cecily Strong and Mike O’Brien were dating. [Cosmopolitan] Keep reading »

Was Extreme Dieting A Factor In Peaches Geldof’s Death?

  • Police investigating the sudden death yesterday of British “It Girl” Peaches Geldof, 25, at her home in Kent found no evidence of hard drugs or a suicide note. Peaches, a writer and model, was the daughter of musician Bob Geldof and the late TV host Paula Yates, who died of a drug overdose in 2000. Peaches was married to musician Thomas Cohen and was the mother of a two-year-old and a one-year-old. [US WeeklyNYMag.com]
  • One theory? Peaches was an acolyte of “juicing,” AKA extreme dieting, which may have triggered a heart attack. [Page Six]
  • The cast of “The Real Housewives Of Atlanta” are threatening to quit the show if Porsha Williams is isn’t given the boot. [TMZ] Keep reading »

Peaches Geldof Dead At 25

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Peaches Geldof, a writer, model and designer who is the daughter of musician Bob Geldof, has died at 25, the BBC is reporting. A London-based “It Girl,” Peaches —whose full name was Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof — most recently wrote for Nylon magazine and penned a column for Elle as a teenager. She is the daughter of Geldof and TV host Paula Yates, who died from a drug overdose when Peaches was just a girl. According to the BBC, emergency personnel responded to a call from her home in Kent and announced her death was “unexplained and sudden.” Peaches was married to musician Thomas Cohen from the punk band S.C.U.M. and has two children under the age of two. She was briefly married to Max Drummey from the band Chester French. Our thoughts go out to the Geldof family. [BBC, Daily Mail UK] [Image via WENN]

Update, 1:45p.m.: Her father, Bob Geldof, released a statement: “We are beyond pain. She was the wildest, cleverest, wittiest and most bonkers of all of us.” [Mirror UK]

Awkward: John Edwards Allegedly Got Turned Away From A Funeral

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It just gets worse for John Edwards, doesn’t it? First he got busted cheating on his wife and siring a love child. Then his mistress Rielle Hunter, with whom he made a sex tape, turned out to be cuckoo bananas. And now the family of the woman whose presidential campaign donation he allegedly used to financially support Hunter allegedly turned him away from her funeral. Page Six reports that the family of heiress Bunny Mellon, who donated  $700,000 to the Edwards campaign in 2008, were none too pleased when Edwards and his adult daughter Cate showed up to her recent funeral in Virginia. “He was barred from entering,” the gossip page reports, citing NY Social Diary blogger David Patrick Columbia. After he was turned away, Edwards and his daughter watched the funeral onscreen with the “overflow crowd” at a nearby location. He then showed up at the cemetery and “was working the crowd near the graveside after the service,” according to Columbia. While there may be a bit of editorializing on the gossip reporters’ part, do any of us have a difficult time imagining John Edwards fielding dirty looks while he hobnobs with a bunch of old rich folks dressed in black? Ick. [Page Six] [Image via Getty]

James Franco Admits He “Used Bad Judgment” Propositioning 17-Year-Old

  • James Franco admitted this morning on “Live With Kelly And Michael” that he “used bad judgment” and is “embarrassed” about propositioning a 17-year-old Scottish girl he met after a performance of “Of Mice And Men” on Broadway. Franco was busted sending DMs to Lucy Clode over Instagram in which he asked what hotel she was staying at, and whether he should rent a room. Lucy rejected the actor, then posted his messages online for all to see. [ABC News]
  • Snooki has announced she is expecting her second child with her fiancee Jionni Lavalle. Mazel tov! [In Touch Weekly]
  • Anthony Bourdain is standing up for fellow chef Nigella Lawson after she was denied entry to the U.S. because of her admitted drug use. “Toronto mayor Rob Ford? Welcome to the USA!” Bourdain tweeted. He has a point! [Page Six]
  • Another day, another rumor that a woman’s success is “emasculating” her husband. Today’s victims of media sexism are Jessica Alba and her hubby Cash Warren. [RadarOnline] Keep reading »

Chris Brown Headed To D.C. Jail To Stand Trial For Assault

  • With the help of federal marshals and some handcuffs, Chris Brown is reportedly on a flight to Washington, D.C. this afternoon to stand for the October incident when he and a bodyguard assaulted a man outside the W Hotel. The drama is seemingly endless with this guy … [TMZ]
  • David Letterman announced during a taping of “The Late Show” today that he plans to retire in 2015. [CNN]
  • Paula Deen shut down Uncle Bubba’s, the Georgia restaurant where she allowed racist language and sexual harassment to flourish. [RadarOnline]
  • Kate Winslet has confessed she was extremely troubled by the early fame she received after “Titanic.” [BBC]
  • Wanna listen to Lana Del Rey’s new song, “Meet Me In The Pale Moonlight”? Here ya go. [Paper Mag] Keep reading »

James Franco Allegedly Tried To Pick Up A 17-Year-Old On Instagram

James Franco is a very active Instagram user and often engages his fans on the social network, posting pictures with them, re-gramming their photos and, apparently, sending some of them flirtatious direct messages. On Tuesday, a teenager from Scotland named Lucy Clode, 17, in New York City on vacation, went to see Franco on Broadway in “Of Mice and Men.” After the show, she met Franco at an autograph signing and documented the whole thing on her Instagram. In one video (above), Franco tells her tag him, which she did, and later on that evening her followed her. That’s when things supposedly got interesting… Keep reading »

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