Serena Williams is under investigation by the International Tennis Federation for her outburst during the U.S. Open semi-finals last month and could be banned from two grand slams, including the Australia Open 2010 which she is expected to headline, under the tennis code of conduct. Serena has been asked to explain what prompted her to “threaten” the baseline judge with: “You don’t know me. You better be right. I swear to God I’m going to take this ball and shove it down your throat.” The lineswoman allegedly thought Serena had threatened her life. Serena was given a point penalty that cost her the match, and was later fined $10,500 for the outburst and smashing a racquet during the same event by on-site authorities. The ITF still has the power to fine her more than $500,000 in prize money and impose a ban. If she does receive a grand slam ban, Australia Open officials are expected to lobby for the ban to be served during nest year’s U.S. Open. [The Daily Telegraph] Keep reading »
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Another week, another Carrie Prejean eyeroll-worthy drama. The latest dirt? Our beloved ex-Miss California still owes $5,200 for a boob job paid for by pageant organizer K2 Productions, according to a lawsuit filed yesterday. K2 said it foot the bill for plastic surgery at Prejean’s behest, so she could “be more competitive” in the 2009 Miss USA pageant, and she hasn’t honored a verbal agreement to pay them back. (Verbal agreement? Get it in writing, people!) Keep reading »
I wonder if her recent plastic surgery made her mug shot look any better? Stephanie Pratt was arrested Saturday night at 3:45 a.m. for a DUI on her way back from Holly Montag‘s birthday at Empire. She spent the night in the Van Nuys jail and was released at 10:30 a.m. the next morning. Earlier in the night, she tweeted, “Its my sissy @hollymontags bday party! just finished dinner and going to Empire but im pretty tired aka yes i am the party pooper :(” Guess she changed her mind on the party pooping? [People] Keep reading »
- Lindsay Lohan‘s probation extension request has been granted by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge. Supposedly, Lindz has been too busy “working” to complete her substance treatment program. [NY Times] — I couldn’t resist the urge to use that photo again because it’s priceless, and I didn’t want any of you to miss it.
- Maria Shriver has apologized for breaking California’s law forbidding driving and talking on a cell phone without a hands-free device. [McClatchy] — She’s probably more sorry she was caught on camera.
- TLC is suing Jon Gosselin for breaching his “Jon and Kate Plus 8” contract. “The network alleges Gosselin ignored his obligations as an exclusive employee and profited by making unauthorized appearances on other TV programs.” [PopEater] — It’s true, no one would have given a rat’s ass about Jon’s separation from Kate if he didn’t have a TV show.
- Jon Gosselin has been ordered to return $180,000 in marital funds to Kate Gosselin by Oct. 26. If he doesn’t give it back, he faces contempt charges. [MSNBC]
- U.K. Bartender Lloyd Gardner helps catch rapist, then donates his police reward to the victim. [Lemondrop]
- Note to, well, everyone: Nudity does not make you ineligible for a shoplifting arrest. [Dumb As A Blog] — It only makes your situation more ridiculous.
There’s a new round of fallout from David Letterman’s affair and blackmail scandal.
After the “Late Show” host admitted to affairs with staff — including an alleged affair with former intern Stephanie Birkitt — Connecticut’s Quinnipiac University is re-evaluating its relationship with the show. Here’s what a Quinnipiac representative told TMZ:
“Due to recent circumstances we will have a discussion with those in charge of placing our interns at the David Letterman show in the future. We will diligently oversee this internship program to ensure that our interns are out of harm’s way.”
In case you didn’t have cable in the ’80s you might have missed the wholesome, corn-fed blonde, Stacy Ann Ferguson, on my favorite show “Kids, Incorporated.” So what was little Stacy Ann up to between then and joining the Black Eyed Peas as Fergie? In an interview with The Sunday Times, she was dabbling in serious debauchery. Fergie says she went through a period of doing ecstasy and meth. She was also obsessed with East L.A. gangsta dudes, aka “cholos.” While I suppose that Fergie is telling the truth about her “dark past,” I’m thinking that she may have been going through what the rest of the known world calls “adolescence.” You know, that time in your life when you are confused about your identity and you make really poor choices, including experimenting with drugs, alcohol, and sex. Who is Fergie kidding? She is no hardened criminal or rehabilitated juvenile delinquent because she had a bad meth trip and slept with a couple of homies. She went to therapy, became a superstar, and now she’s married to Josh Duhamel. Yawn. [Popeater] Keep reading »
Beyonce turned a few heads when she released her album last year under her alter ego, Sasha Fierce. But Jennifer Lopez is turning even more heads now because people are asking themselves: “WTF, didn’t Bey do this last year?” J.Lo has released her new single, “Fresh Out the Oven,” under the alias “Lola,” which is Marc Anthony’s pet name for her. And Lola, similar to Sasha, has her own website too. The song really isn’t original; it’s Jennifer’s typical dance music. While I could do without rapper Pitbull on it, the song itself is kind of catchy and in step with most pop music out now — it’s Autotuned within an inch of its life, but J.Lo still sounds like she’s screeching when hitting the high notes. I’m happy Jennifer is working again because those twins of hers have to eat. Keep reading »
Mathew Knowles, who manages Beyonce and is her and Solange‘s father, has allegedly fathered a child with a woman named Alexsandra Wright, according to a paternity lawsuit filed by Wright in L.A. Superior Court. Wright is reportedly in her late 30s and is six months pregnant. She is being represented by Neal Hersh, who’s also busy working on Lamar Odom‘s prenup negotiations with Khloe Kardashian. [TMZ]
Although Knowles has been married to wife Tina since 1980, this isn’t the first child he’s been rumored to have fathered out of wedlock. Back in April, the rumor mill was churning with the “news” that Kelly Rowland was actually the daughter of Knowles from an extra-marital affair. Keep reading »