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Kim Kardashian Will Make $21 Million from Wedding

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Television, Weddings, Rumors

Kanye West and Kim KardashianKim Kardashian and Kanye West are set to make $21 million from their upcoming wedding.

The couple - who have 11-month-old daughter North together - will tie the knot in Paris on May 24 and are reportedly "cutting deals left and right" in order to profit from their lavish nuptials, even though the event won't be filmed for Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

A source told In Touch magazine that the 33-year-old reality TV star is allowing the E! network to capture "everything leading up to and after" their big day. "She's taping everything else so she can get things for free in exchange for the exposure. They realized how much their wedding was costing, so they told E! they wouldn't allow parts of it to be taped unless the network offered them more than $15 million, which is what Kim got for her wedding to Kris [Humphries]. Her mom couldn't help herself either. Kris [Jenner] is trying to get them another $4 million for their wedding photos," the source explained.

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Jay Z Extortion Case Dropped

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Legal Issues

Jay ZJay Z is no longer seeking extortion charges over his old recordings.

Producer Chauncey Magan was detained last month after the "99 Problems" hitmaker's label Roc Nation accused him of stealing master tapes in 2002 and demanding $110,000 for their return, but as the rapper doesn't want to pursue charges, Los Angeles police are no longer investigating the case. However, according to TMZ, LAPD officers will hold on to the recordings until a civil judge tells them otherwise.

Mahan - who was interning at Roc Nation when the recordings were made - previously claimed he had been asked by the record label to keep track of the music because the 44-year-old star was just "a stupid kid smoking blunts" at the time, and was reckless with his intellectual property. The producer also insisted he repeatedly told Roc Nation he had the masters - which include "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)" and "Holla" - over the last decade and only requested the money when he could no longer afford to pay the storage fee.
He claims he only asked for the cash as compensation for keeping the recordings for 12 years in Northridge, California.

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Bryan Singer Hit with Second Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Legal Issues, Rumors

Bryan SingerBryan Singer has been hit with a second sexual abuse lawsuit.

The X-Men: Days of Future Past director has now been accused by a British man of allegedly abusing him at a London hotel with Broadway producer Gary Goddard when he was just 17. The unnamed man's lawyer, Jeff Herman, announced during a Los Angeles press conference yesterday that his client, now in his 20s, had decided to take legal action after reading Michael F. Egan's similar claims last month.

The 31 year old recently alleged he had been made to perform sex acts on the filmmaker at the age of 15 during a Californian house party after being plied with drugs and alcohol. Holding up a picture of his unidentified client posing with Bryan and Gary at the 2006 premiere of Superman Returns in London's Leicester Square, Jeff - who also represents Michael - said, "He did this to support Mike, he realized he wasn't the only one this happened to."

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Katy Perry Enjoys Date with Diplo

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Dating, Rumors

Diplo and Katy PerryKaty Perry and DJ Diplo went on a date last week.

The "Roar" hitmaker and her musician friend - who were first romantically linked at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival earlier this month - were spotted enjoying an intimate meal at the Marlton Hotel in New York City on Thursday, before heading to the Amazing Spider-Man 2 after-party at Skylight at Moynihan Station, where they were "very affectionate" with one another. "They were very affectionate, very lovey-dovey. [When they weren't all over each other, they were constantly looking at each other," a source said.

However, the pair ensured they weren't pictured together as they left the bash. "As they departed, they quickly separated. She didn't want it to look like they were together, but they were," the source added.

The following evening, Katy - who was previously married to Russell Brand and split from John Mayer earlier this year after 18 months of dating - attended a birthday party at 1Oak, where Diplo was performing.

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Katy Perry Fuels Diplo Romance Rumors

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Hook-ups, Parties, Rumors

Katy Perry at this year's CoachellaKaty Perry and Diplo appeared to be "more than friends" at Coachella this weekend.

The "Roar" hitmaker - who recently split from John Mayer after 18 months of dating - has been pals with the DJ for a long time, but onlookers at the first weekend of the Californian music festival said they looked closer than ever at the Jeremy Scott and Adidas Party on Saturday.

"Diplo was hanging out with Katy pretty much the whole night," a source said.

Another source added to RadarOnline.com, "They've been friends forever. It definitely looked like more than than that! At one point he even had his arms around her."

The 29-year-old singer reportedly had one female fan thrown out of the party - which she hadn't been invited to - after spending too long with Diplo, whose real name is Thomas Wesley Pentz. "Katy had the girl thrown out! She was yelling and kind of upset about it. The girl didn't have a wristband and was a total sloppy party crasher, but still, it was kind of surprising," the source added.

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Ke$ha Came Close to Death

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Ke$haKesha "almost died" from her eating disorder.

The "Tik Tok" hitmaker checked into rehab earlier this month to seek help for anorexia and bulimia and her mother Pebe Sebert says her condition was so bad, doctors were amazed she was still managing to perform on stage.

"I've watched my beautiful, self-confident, brilliant daughter be berated and ridiculed for her looks and weight to the point that she almost died. The doctors told me her blood pressure and sodium levels were so low, they'd never seen it that low except with someone who'd had a heart attack or stroke. They said it was a miracle she hadn't already dropped dead on stage," Pebe said.

According to her mother - who has also checked into Timberline Knolls clinic alongside her daughter to deal with the stress of the situation - Kesha had battled body image issues since her school days, but things got worse when she signed with producer Dr. Luke and former manager David Sonenberg when she was just 18.

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Dr. Luke Blamed for Ke$ha’s Eating Disorder

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Dr. Luke and Ke$ha

Dr. Luke is being blamed for Ke$ha's trip to rehab.

The "Dirty Love" singer was admitted to the Timberline Knolls treatment center near Chicago to get help for an eating disorder yesterday and friends say Dr. Luke - not a medical professional but a producer, real name Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald - has previously jibed her about her weight. A source close to Ke$ha told TMZ.com Luke was upset after she had gained a few pounds in her downtime after her 2011 Get Sleazy tour and told her management to intervene.

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Will Arnett Finds Love Again

Erin David and Will Arnett

Will Arnett has found love again with Hollywood producer Erin David.

The Arrested Development star, who split from actress Amy Poehler in September 2012 after nine years of marriage and shares custody of their sons, Archie, four, and Abel, two, introduced his new girlfriend, with whom he has been friends with for years, to some of his famous friends, including Courteney Cox, Jason Bateman and Isla Fisher at Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux's annual tree lighting party at their Bel Air home in Los Angeles on December 8.

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Whitney Port Is Engaged

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Whitney Port and Tim RosenmanWhitney Port is now engaged.

The former star of The Hills is heading for the altar with Tim Rosenman, her representative has confirmed to People magazine. The 28-year-old beauty has been dating the associate producer from her spinoff show The City since 2012, after she split from fellow MTV star Ben Nemetin. A source told Us Weekly the pair kept in contact after the show ended in 2010 and they "always had crushes on each other."

"She is super comfortable with him and in love. She likes that he is from New York because he is such a great tour guide when they visit the city," the source said.

Whitney won't be reuniting with any of her fellow Hills stars on her upcoming big day. "I think we all kind of went our separate ways once the show ended. I'm fine with it, like I'm at peace with it. With me, I never feuded with anyone, and nothing ever ended badly, so it just naturally happened," she said.

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Quincy Jones Sues Michael Jackson Estate

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Michael Jackson and Quincy JonesQuincy Jones is suing Michael Jackson's estate.

The music producer and close friend of the late King of Pop - who produced some of his biggest hits including "Thriller" and "Billie Jean" - is seeking $10 million from the estate and record label Sony Music Entertainment, claiming that they re-edited Michael's hit songs in order to avoid paying him royalties and production costs.

The 80-year-old music expert believes tracks he produced for the singer have been improperly edited and featured in 2009 musical documentary This Is It and a pair of Cirque du Soleil stage shows which are based on Michael's music. Quincy feels he should have received a producer credit on the 2009 film, which chronicled Michael's preparation for his stage return at The O2 in London prior to his untimely death in June 2009, and he is seeking an investigation into the estate's accounting to determine how much he is owed from the profits of the film and theater productions.

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