Feb 8th

Feb 08, 2013 -- 10:01am

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEONARDO DICAPRIO may be messing around with a girl half his age.  Leo is 38, and he's been spotted in Miami with Victoria's Secret model BARBARA PALVIN.  She's 19.  Oh, and JUSTIN BIEBER may have had her first.  There were rumors about the two of them after they met at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show last November.  And Barbara's name was thrown around as a possible reason Justin and SELENA GOMEZ broke up.

A list of celebrities who got married in Las Vegas includes Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton, George Clooney and Talia Balsam, Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, and Elvis and Priscilla Presley.  Oh, and then there was Britney Spears' infamous 55-hour marriage

JOHN MAYER admits he hasn't always been the most likable guy . . . especially when it comes to spilling secrets about his former relationships.  He says, quote, "I was just a jerk."  But he adds, quote, "It's very liberating when you finally realize it's impossible to make everyone like you."

CHRIS BROWN better watch his back at the Grammys on Sunday . . . because superstar '90s balladeer RICHARD MARX might just be "Right Here Waiting" . . . to BEAT HIS ASS. Marx recently added himself to Chris's long list of enemies when he Tweeted this . . . "Risque clothing banned at Grammys but guys who beat up women?  Come ooonnn downnnnn.....#goodcallgrammys."

In a recent interview with "Rolling Stone", CHRISTOPHER WALKEN shared his #1 life lesson.  And it's simply this:  WEAR YOUR SEATBELT. He said, quote, "Even in the limo, I buckle my seatbelt.  I got that seatbelt on before the car moves." 

LINDSAY LOHAN is back at her mom's house on Long Island, sleeping in her childhood bedroom . . . because she's broke.  A source says, quote, "After all that time being in the business, making money, she doesn't own a house, a car, furniture, an apartment.  She has nothing to her name.  It's quick money here and there [but] she blows it right away."

WHITNEY HOUSTON'S mother CISSY got an invitation to CLIVE DAVIS' pre-Grammy party . . . the same party Whitney was preparing to attend when she died last year.  She's not happy about it.  She says, quote, "I got an invitation to the party . . . which is the most obscene thing.  I don't know why they would want me to come to the party in which she died, you know?  Unheard of.  I guess maybe he just sent me a copy for remembrance sake."

"Blossom" and "Big Bang Theory" star MAYIM BIALIK touched off that whole "attachment parenting" controversy when she announced that she was going to let her son Fred breastfeed until HE wanted to stop.  Well, she just announced that over Thanksgiving, Fred decided he was done nursing.  She says, quote, "I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss being able to latch him on and make it all better.  We have other ways to soothe Fred now."

Did you know that when BRUNO MARS was 6 years old, he played an ELVIS impersonator in the movie "Honeymoon in Vegas"?  Neither did I.The movie came out in 1992, and starred NICOLAS CAGE, SARAH JESSICA PARKER.

 

A TV series based on Farmville is in development.  There really aren't any details yet.  No network has bit on it . . . and all we know is that it'll be a half-hour animated show.

 

The site SportsBusinessDaily.com is reporting that REGIS PHILBIN is in talks to host a show on the upcoming "Fox Sports 1" network.(--Fox Sports 1 is supposed to be a national, all-sports channel, which would compete against ESPN.  It's expected to launch sometime this summer.) -There aren't many details yet . . . but supposedly, it would be like a sports-themed version of "The View", with Regis as a part-time host.  In other words, he'd be in the BARBARA WALTERS role.  There's no word who else may be on the panel.

ROBIN ROBERTS will return to "Good Morning America" on Wednesday, February 20th.  That's five months to the day that she underwent her bone marrow transplant.Robin won't be full-time right away.  The show says she'll be on an "abbreviated schedule" for the first few weeks so she can ease back into things.  (--You can find video of the announcement on the show's website.)--"Good Morning America" has been sharing her progress on the show . . . and on Friday, February 22nd, ABC will re-tell her story in a special edition of "20/20".

NBC has announced that the final episode of "The Office" will air on May 16th.  It'll be a special, hour-long episode.

It's been 10 years since 50 CENT released his debut album, "Get Rich or Die Tryin'", and he's celebrating by declaring himself one of the best rappers of all time.He Tweeted, quote, "10 years, let's see if I still got it . . . I'm a vet, I do this when I want to.  I'M TOP 5 DEAD OR ALIVE."

MARILYN MANSON collapsed onstage during a show in Canada Wednesday night.  He just stopped singing, and fell over.  He's OK, it was just the flu.  Supposedly, he'd been feeling bad all day, but didn't want to cancel the show.

Before his shooting spree ... Christopher Dorner sent CNN anchor Anderson Cooper a parcel, containing a note, a DVD, and a coin riddled with bullet holes -- so says Cooper.Cooper just tweeted about the package, saying he only learned today the package was sent to him.According to CNN, the package was delivered to Cooper's assistant on February 1st -- and contained a hand-labeled DVD with a sticky note that read "I never lied." Wolf Blitzer said the note appeared to refer to when Dorner was fired from the LAPD in 2008.

The coin -- reportedly given by the LAPD as a souvenir -- was riddled with bullet holes.

 

 

 

 

The 12-year-old boy who allegedly SWATTED Ashton Kutcher -- by reporting a fake gun battle inside the actor's home -- has been charged with several crimes in connection to the incident ... TMZ has learned. We broke the story ... cops raced to Ashton's L.A. home in October after the boy allegedly contacted police and said there were people in the residence with guns and explosives. The caller also said several people had been shot.When police arrived, they realized the whole thing was a prank -- there was never any real danger. Officials believe the boy also pulled a similar "swatting" prank on an L.A. bank later that month.The boy has been charged with two felony counts of making false bomb threats and two felony counts of computer intrusion. The boy -- whose name has not been released because he is a minor -- is set to be arraigned in Juvenile Court tomorrow

73-year-old Oscar-nominated actor James Cromwell was arrested this morning at the University of Wisconsin -- after bursting into a board meeting ... claiming the school tortures cats in the name of science.Cromwell was arrested with PETA spokesman Jeremy Beckham, who accompanied Cromwell on the protest ambush. The UW spokesperson said both men were taken to a nearby jail and are expected to be charged with disorderly conduct.

 

Celebs are saying "aloha" to the Steven Tyler Act.Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, along with a slew of stars including Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, and Ozzy Osbourne and his family, have come out in support of a proposed bill by Hawaii legislators that aims to staunch rampant, intrusive and harassing paparazzi behavior.The state Senate Judiciary Committee will conduct a hearing today on the bill, which is indeed named after the legendary Aerosmith rocker, in Honolulu, and Tyler himself—who initiated the bill—is expected to attend. The proposed legislation aims to impose stricter penalties on paparazzi who harass celebs on the island. Among other provisions, it would enable stars to seek damages from photographers who intrude upon their privacy.The bill also expands its definition of privacy invasion to encompass not only physical trespassing but also the use of zoom lenses and sophisticated sound equipment to snag images or audio of celebs during their personal downtime.

 

TV SUNDAY

Live From the Red Carpet: The 2013 Grammy Awards" . . . 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on E!  Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic interview celebrities on the red carpet.

 --"The 55th Annual Grammy Awards" . . . 8:00 to 11:30 P.M. on CBS.  LL Cool J is your host and the performers include Black Keys, Fun, the Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, Justin Timberlake, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Jack White.  Plus Elton John and Ed Sheeran perform together.

 

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