Simon Cowell has told Russell Brand to give up his multi-million pound salary if he's serious about his new political beliefs.
The music mogul has criticized the comic star for accepting large salaries for his Hollywood films, while also campaigning against the political system in the UK. Russell, 48, recently joined a protest with British activist group Anonymous as part of a worldwide protest against austerity cuts and the disadvantages of the current socio-economic system.
But Simon thinks Russell is a hypocrite who doesn't do what he says and has actually greatly benefited from capitalism. "A revolution? He's getting $10 million a movie. I mean come on! Well give your money back then, Russell. I always say that about people. Start off as you mean to go on. Donate all the money back to the revolution and then I'll believe it. I'm living in a $10 million mansion and I want a revolution? Give me a break," said the X Factor boss.
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore are officially divorced.
The former couple, who split in November 2011 amid claims the No Strings Attached star enjoyed a fling with student Sara Leal, 23, in San Diego on his sixth wedding anniversary, had their marriage formally dissolved by a judge in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning, after coming to an agreement and signing their divorce papers last month.
A source told People.com that Ashton's lawyer filed documents that finally ended his marriage to Demi, 51, whom he wed in 2005. The 35-year-old actor filed for divorce in December 2012, but it dragged on because they were reportedly at odds over how to divide their assets and $300 million fortune.
News of the couple's divorce comes amid rumors that Ashton is expecting his first child with his former That 70s Show co-star Mila Kunis, 30. The couple, who began dating in April 2012, have been inseparable since they got together and friends recently predicted they would get engaged as soon as Ashton's divorce was finalized.
Aaron Carter has filed for bankruptcy with a debt of $2.2 million.
The "Candy" hitmaker and younger brother of the Backstreet Boys' singer Nick Carter has reportedly been dealing with crippling debt, while earning just $1,998 a month. The 25-year-old owes $1.3 million in unpaid tax and $31,166 on an American Express credit card, among other debts.
"Aaron filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy protection to alleviate past issues in an effort to move forward with his life and career. The overwhelming majority of the debt he is asking to be discharged is from more than 10 years ago when he was a minor and not in control of his finances," his representative Steve Honig told E! News.
Aaron first shot to fame in the late 1990s. His most popular album, Aaron's Party (Come and Get It), was released in September 2000 and sold over 1.5 million copies. Despite his financial problems, Aaron has pushed on with his music comeback and continues to play concerts. Although he has not released an album since 2002, he appeared on reality show Dancing with the Stars in 2009 and is currently on tour.
Lindsay Lohan has been asked to pay back part of an appearance fee after turning up late.
The Mean Girls actress was reportedly paid over $50,000 to host a Halloween party at Foxwoods casino in Connecticut on Thursday, but the event organizers are attempting to claim back some of her generous payday because she was more than 90 minutes late and didn't honor the full extent of her duties.
According to TMZ, Lindsay was due to arrive at 10pm local time, but only showed up at 11:43pm. The 27-year-old star also refused to walk the red carpet, where she was expected to pose for photographers and meet with some lucky fans, and went straight inside the venue. Lawyers for the establishment are now hoping to renegotiate their contract with the actress because they feel she didn't uphold their agreement.
However, eyewitnesses say Lindsay and co-host, boxer Floyd Mayweather, did a great job hosting a Halloween costume contest on stage. Floyd, who was reportedly paid the same amount as the Liz & Dick star, also arrived late but made up for his tardiness by meeting with fans, signing autographs and taking photos. Lindsay appeared in fancy dress at the event, styling herself as classic horror character Carrie White from the movie Carrie.
Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher have finally signed their divorce papers.
The former couple - who separated in November 2011 - have reportedly come to an agreement to finalize their divorce after a near two-year court battle, and are expected file the documents imminently.
"Ashton and Demi have finally signed their divorce agreement. They are about to file paperwork with the court that will formally end their marriage," a source told the New York Post newspaper.
Ashton, 35, and Demi, 50, have been at odds over their finances since their split, with the Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle actress requesting spousal support from her ex-husband, who has become one of the highest paid actors on TV since joining Two and a Half Men in 2011. Demi also felt she was entitled to a cut from Ashton's earnings from investment firm Grade-A, which is reportedly worth $100 million.
Dax Shephard says his wedding to Kristen Bell cost just $142.
The 38-year-old actor tied the knot with Kristen, 33, on October 17, but it wasn't a typical Hollywood ceremony as it took place at the Beverly Hills County Clerk's office and cost just under $150 for the whole ceremony.
"So we went to the Beverly Hills Court House and all in, with fuel to get there, $142 out the door. Friends of ours came to the courthouse, and it was just Kristen and I at this lonely Court House, so they brought us this cake afterwards. 'World's Worst Wedding.' How many people can say they threw 'The World's Worst Wedding?'" he revealed, speaking on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
The pair - who got engaged in 2010 - decided to delay their nuptials until their home state of California legalized same-sex marriage, which happened in June.
Lindsay Lohan is being sued by a truck driver who she crashed into in June 2012.
The 27-year-old actress faces more legal trouble as cement truck driver James Johnson has filed a lawsuit against her, claiming he suffered numerous injuries and "great physical, mental and nervous pain" following the incident, according to TMZ.
Lindsay crashed her Porsche 911S into James' vehicle after speeding along the Pacific Coast Highway last summer. The star was trying to get to the Malibu, California, set of her TV movie Liz & Dick and exceeded speed limits by driving at over 60 miles per hour. The troubled actress - who was on probation for stealing a necklace at the time of the incident - originally claimed she wasn't driving the vehicle and told police officers her now former assistant, Gavin Doyle, was behind the wheel, however, the aide confessed to officials that Lindsay was indeed driving.
Lindsay later pleaded "no contest" when charged with lying to police and accepted a plea deal which saw her agree to 90 days of court-ordered rehab. The starlet completed her rehab stint in early August and has taken proactive steps to get her life back on track, including seeking advice and guidance from talk show legend Oprah Winfrey.
Michael Jackson has been named the highest-earning dead celebrity of the year.
The estate of the late "Thriller" singer, who died from acute Propofol intoxication in 2009, amassed $160 million in 12 months, as a result of the two successful Cirque du Soleil shows, Michael Jackson ONE and Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour, based on his back catalogue of hits. The earnings put him at the top of Forbes magazine's annual list of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities.
The King of Pop took the crown back from his close friend Elizabeth Taylor, who slipped to fourth place as her estate earned $25 million. According to the publication, Elvis Presley's estate brought in an estimated $55 million in posthumous earnings, putting him in second place. Cartoonist Charles Schulz, who created the Peanuts comic strip, moved up one spot to third place on the Forbes list - which analyses dead celebrities' earnings between June 2012 and June 2013 - after amassing $37 million. Reggae star Bob Marley rounded out to top five with $18 million.
Lady Gaga has settled the lawsuit placed against her by her former assistant and ex-best friend.
The pop singer's former employee Jennifer O'Neill hit at Gaga with a lawsuit claiming the pop singer owed her $380,000 in overtime pay. In the lawsuit, O'Neill claims to have been at Gaga's side 24/7, even to the point of having to sleep in the same bed with her in case she needed something in the middle of the night.
In her 200-page witness statement, Gaga called O'Neill a "hoodrat who is suing me for money that she didn't earn." Gaga continued, "The job was essentially a favor, and Jennifer was majorly unqualified for it." In her deposition testimony, Gaga stated, "You don't get a schedule. You don't get a schedule that is like you punch in and you can play ... at your desk for four hours and then you punch out at the end of the day. This is when I need you, you're available."
The court date was set for November 4, but it has now been ceased as the pair came to an undisclosed agreement.
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Denise Richards has been raising Brooke Mueller's kids for over a year.
The 42-year-old actress was granted temporary legal guardian for her ex-husband Charlie Sheen and Brooke's twin sons, Bob and Max, when child protective services removed them from the socialite's home last month. However, it has now emerged Denise - who has two daughters, Lola, eight, and Sam, nine, with Charlie - has actually spent far more time with the four-year-old boys than Brooke herself over the last nine months, due to her struggles with drug addiction.
"'Initially, Brooke willingly placed the boys in Denise's care because she was going in and out of rehab, and using drugs. Child protective services has now asked Denise to give specific dates that she had been taking care of the twins, in advance of a big custody hearing in July. The boys have spent more time with Denise than with their own biological mother for the last nine months. The boys are a part of Denise's family, and they are extremely happy in her care," a source said.
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