On Gear Live: HTC One (M8): Quad-core, 1080p, KitKat, available today for $199

Anjelica Huston Recalls Suicide Attempt

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Dating, Meltdowns

Anjelica Huston, photographed by Bob RichardsonAnjelica Huston tried to kill herself in "desperation" over her boyfriend's mood swings.

The 62-year-old actress met photographer Bob Richardson in 1969, when she was 18 and he was 42, and they had a tumultuous romance, made more difficult by the fact he was suffering from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. In her autobiography, A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London and New York, Anjelica writes, "I never felt so fragile or vulnerable as when Bob became demonic and flew into a rage, or worse, when afterward he retreated into his shell. One morning, four days into one of these ordeals, I walked into the bathroom at the Chelsea [Hotel] and, in desperation, drew a razor blade across my left wrist. I ran back into the bedroom, blood spurting from the vein, crying to him, 'Will this make you love me?'"

In her book, Anjelica also tells of how she caught the eye of actor Marlon Brando when she was just 16 and the then-53-year-old screen legend had been invited by her father, director John Huston, to their family estate in Ireland. "I went up to the Big House one morning and found a tanned, even-featured man in a maroon velour sweatshirt standing on the upstairs landing, talking to Dad, who introduced me to him. Marlon smiled and his lips curled. He spoke through his nose. That afternoon in the study, Marlon gave me a tortoise shell ring from Tahiti, inlaid with silver and asked me if I'd like to visit him there someday," she wrote.


Advertisement

Tori Spelling Lied About Baby Weight Loss

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: D-List, Television, Pregnancies

Tori SpellingTori Spelling lied about her weight loss after giving birth.

The 40-year-old actress has admitted she wasn't honest about how she shed the pounds following the birth of her son Finn in August 2012, revealing she severely restricted her food intake rather than taking up exercise like she previously claimed. In April, Tori said she had taken up low-impact cardio and a healthy diet of fish and vegetables, but in her new autobiography Spelling It Like It Is, she wrote, "I really don't exercise much, period. So I took off my weight the old-fashioned way. I like to call it the 'Just Keep Your F**king Mouth Shut and Eat Air' diet. It's all the rage. My publicist had given me clear instructions about what to say about my weight loss. Women didn't want to know that I had lost weight through dieting, not exercising. I didn't want to be the a**hole who didn't work for it. So I said that I swam. It was sort of a bad choice. I can't do much more than a doggy paddle."

The actress - who also has son Liam, six, and daughters Stella, five, Hattie, two, with husband Dean McDermott - previously said she had taken up swimming to help lose weight and had substituted her husband's home cooked meals with lean sushi.


Angelina Jolie Set for $50 Million Book Deal

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Rumors

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie is set to sign a book deal worth over $50 million.

The 38-year-old star - who underwent a double mastectomy in February - is reportedly the subject of a bidding war for the rights to her autobiography, and the battle has already hit around $50 million.

"Whoever gets her will be sitting on a gold mine. Her book is guaranteed to top the bestseller lists in virtually every country on the planet and even an advance of that size would be recouped within weeks," a source at one US publisher told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper.

A friend of the Salt actress - who has six children, Maddox, 12, Pax, nine, Zahara, eight, Shiloh, seven, and five-year-old twins, Knox and Vivienne with fiance Brad Pitt - revealed Angelina thinks "the time is now right" to pen her book, and she won't be holding back.

Click to continue reading Angelina Jolie Set for $50 Million Book Deal


Katy Perry to Write Autobiography

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Music, Divorce, Rumors

Katy PerryKaty Perry has signed a $3 million deal to write her autobiography.

The "Firework" hitmaker - who is currently dating John Mayer - is expected to discuss in detail her 14-month marriage to British comic Russell Brand in the tome, which will be called Part of Me because she wants to put out her side of the story before her former spouse releases the next installment of his My Booky Wook autobiographical series.

"Several publishers have been after Katy for a while. She decided to go ahead so fans don't have a one-sided story when Russell publishes another Booky Wook," a source told The Sun.

The news comes weeks after Russell - who has written two books about his life, My Booky Wook and Booky Wook 2: This Time It's Personal - confirmed he was discuss his relationship with the pop star in his third literary offering because he knows he can't ignore something that was such a huge part of his life.

Click to continue reading Katy Perry to Write Autobiography


Michael Lohan Writing Autobiography

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Television, Features

Michael LohanMichael Lohan is writing his memoir.

The father of troubled actress Lindsay Lohan has signed a deal with South Florida PR firm TransMedia Group and its founder Tom Madden to co-write the book, which will focus on his "rise from drug addiction and imprisonment to a Bible-quoting minister, drug interventionist and successful businessman." Mr. Madden said the tome, I'm Not Your Daddy Dearest... If I Can Turn My Life Around, So Can You, will show a different side to Michael than has been previously portrayed.

"So much of the press Lohan receives misfires as it characterizes him as a 'drug abusing, felonious stock trader,' as opposed to the decent, honorable guy I know. Readers of his tell-all memoir will meet a very different Michael Lohan, the real one," he explained.

The autobiography is also set to focus on Michael's troubled relationship with Lindsay. "Our publicity will show Lohan cares about his daughter, how he battled his own addiction and today helps others stay clean. Often he pleads in interviews for a judge to order his falling star daughter into a six month drugs/detox program which he believes she desperately needs," he added.


Whitney Houston’s Daughter Boycotting Grandmother’s Book

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Features

Cissy Houston and Bobbi KristinaWhitney Houston's daughter has urged fans to boycott her grandmother's book.

The late singer's only daughter Bobbi Kristina, 19, has revealed that she and her boyfriend Nick Gordon, who was also raised by the star, don't support her grandmother Cissy Houston's new tell-all Remembering Whitney and believe it is "disrespectful."

Writing on her Twitter page, Bobbi said, "Anything concerning my grandmother's book, I and @nickgordon of course personally have nothing to with. I haven't read and won't ... I find it to be disrespectful to my mother and me being her daughter won't tolerate it."

Whitney's mother, 79, claims her life was "shattered" after the superstar was found dead in the bathtub of her hotel room last February.

Click to continue reading Whitney Houston’s Daughter Boycotting Grandmother’s Book


Cissy Houston: ‘I Don’t Blame Bobby Brown’

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Drugs, Features

Cissy and Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston's mother doesn't blame Bobby Brown for introducing her daughter to drugs.

The late singer died in February 2011 of accidental drowning in a hotel bathtub caused by heart disease and cocaine use and while her former husband has been widely blamed for first bringing drugs into her life, Cissy Houston doesn't believe her death was his fault.

Writing in her book Remembering Whitney, Cissy explained, "I think Bobby was Nippy's [Whitney] rebellion. Around him, she didn't have to be the perfect girl. Yet I don't blame Bobby for introducing her to drugs."

Cissy tried numerous times to make Whitney quit drugs and details one attempt in 2000 when Whitney refused to go to rehab: "She started pleading for us not to send her to rehab. 'Mommy,' she said, 'please I can take care of it. Just come stay at my house and you can look after me and I'll quit.' I let her talk me into it. But that house was so big that she would just lock herself up somewhere and not come out and because I couldn't force her to stop I eventually just moved home."


Arnold Schwarzenegger Cheated with Brigitte Nielsen

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Hook-ups

Brigitte Nielsen and Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger had an affair with Brigitte Nielsen shortly before she wed Sylvester Stallone. The philandering actor has revealed he had a steamy fling with the actress - who was once married to his good pal Sylvester - during the early years of his relationship with now ex-wife Maria Shriver.

Arnold has confessed to having an affair with the Danish actress while he was dating Maria in his new autobiography, according to TMZ. He wrote that he and Brigitte became close while filming Red Sonja together in 1985; the same year she married Sylvester.

The Terminator film star's admission comes more than a year after Brigitte originally blew the whistle on their "outrageous affair" in her own memoir You Only Get One Life, in which she claimed she didn't know he was living with Maria at the time.

Click to continue reading Arnold Schwarzenegger Cheated with Brigitte Nielsen


Arnold Schwarzenegger: Affair Was Stupid

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Television, Break-ups, Divorce

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger admits having an affair with his housekeeper was the "stupidest thing" he ever did in his marriage.
The Expendables 2 star accepts he caused great pain to his now estranged wife Maria Shriver and their four children with his illicit romance, which led to Mildred Beana giving birth to his son Joseph 14 years ago.

"I think it was the stupidest thing I've done in the whole relationship. It was terrible. I inflicted tremendous pain on Maria and unbelievable pain on the kids," he said in an interview with 60 Minutes, set to air this Sunday.

The former Governor of California is currently promoting his autobiography, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story and though he says Maria hasn't read the tell-all book, she wishes him the best. "I think that Maria is, you know, wishing me well in everything I do."

Mildred - who worked for Arnold's family for 20 years - had listed her ex-husband's name on Joseph's birth certificate and has previously said she only knew for certain who the boy's father was when he began to look increasingly like the actor. The affair was only revealed in May last year, days after Arnold and Maria announced they were separating after 25 years of marriage.


Billy Bob Thornton is ‘Proud’ of Angelina

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Features

Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob ThorntonBilly Bob Thornton is "proud" of the way his ex-wife Angelina Jolie handles her life.

The 56-year-old actor - who was married to Angelina from 2000 to 2003 - is impressed with how the actress, who has six children with Brad Pitt, deals with her hectic lifestyle and believes she and Brad are perfect for each other.

"We're great friends and always will be. I'm proud of the way she's handled having a family. She's great for Brad, Brad's great for her. I support them 100 per cent. Angie is a little girl and a woman and a teenager and a ghost all wrapped up in one," he said, writing in his book The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts.

Proving how close they are, Angelina wrote the foreword in the book, describing the director as a funny guy but similar to a "mad mathematician."

"He has an unmatchable wit and can make you laugh until your face hurts. To be with him is like being with a mad mathematician. He is constantly counting and repeating. Some people walk through life able to quiet the voices in their heads. He can't. And I, and everyone else who knows him well, we love him for it," she wrote.


Advertisement