Feb 15th

Feb 15, 2013 -- 11:00am

 

 

 

 

 

 

A phone in KATIE COURIC'S apartment that used to belong to her late husband is mysteriously making 911 calls on Tuesday mornings at 2:00 A.M.  Police only hear static, but they have to respond whenever it happens.  They're investigating whether there's something wrong with the phone, or if someone is PRANKING Katie.

MICHAEL JORDAN turns 50 on Sunday . . . and he hasn't played ball in 10 years.  Yet he STILL earns $80 MILLION A YEAR.  How does that happen?-He still has a ton of endorsements, not to mention investments in various companies.  His corporate partners include Nike, Gatorade, Hanes, Upper Deck, 2K Sports, Five Star Fragrances and Presbyterian Healthcare.He also owns six restaurants, a North Carolina car dealership, a motorsports team . . . and of course, 80% of the Charlotte Bobcats.-Jordan even out-earns all ACTIVE athletes except one:  Boxer FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR., who made $85 million in 2012. 

Over the summer, South African runner OSCAR PISTORIUS made history by becoming the first double amputee to compete in the Olympics.  Today, he's sitting BEHIND BARS, accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend.  On Valentine's Day.-Pistorius fatally shot 30-year-old South African model REEVA STEENKAMP multiple times, including at least once in the head, at his home in Pretoria early yesterday morning. There were some South African media reports that Reeva showed up at Oscar's house to deliver a surprise Valentine and he mistook her for a BURGLAR.-There's a lot of crime . . . especially home invasions and robberies . . . in South Africa.  And Pretoria is particularly bad.  Gun ownership across the country is pretty prevalent.But police say it's premature to speculate.  They also say there have been previous incidents, including, quote, "allegations of a domestic nature," at Oscar's home.  They didn't say if they involved Reeva or not.-Oscar WAS arrested for assault in 2009, but the charges were dropped due to lack of evidence.  A source says he slammed a door during a party, and a piece of the door broke off and hit someone.

ASHTON KUTCHER surrounds himself with REAL FRIENDS who aren't afraid to tell him when his movies suck.  He says, quote, "They don't depend on me for money or employment.  They're just friends.  Friends tell the truth."  He adds, quote, "You have to surround yourself with brutally honest people who will be like, 'Dude, you suck at this.  Stop.'"

JIMMY KIMMEL hasn't been afraid to talk about how much he hates JAY LENO . . . and for the record, he isn't worried about being TOO HARD on Jay.  He says, quote, "I always feel bad if I hurt anybody's feelings, but I don't believe Jay Leno has actual feelings, and he doesn't seem to be that worried about other people's feelings."

Oh, thank God . . . there's someone else who has yet to see "Downton Abbey" . . . and it's "Downton Abbey" star MAGGIE SMITH.  (???)  She says she's never watched it because she's a perfectionist . . . and she'd find it "frustrating," because she'd see things she would've wanted to do differently.

 

 

Demi Lovato hasn't officially been asked to judge another season of The X Factor, but the "Give Your Heart a Break" singer would jump at the opportunity to do so. "I'm focusing on my music this year, so it's going to be a lot of touring, a lot of promoting of my album, but I would love to," she tells Extra. "Obviously, if they asked for me to come back, I'd say yes." With Spears off the panel, Lovato hopes to see another chart-topping pop star on the judges' table. "I would love to see Lady Gaga," she says. "I don't know if that is possible or not."

 

Dayna Devon -- the former host of "Extra" and a star on the TLC show "Plastic Wives" -- is the front-runner to replace one of the cast members on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" ... sources connected to the show tell TMZ.Sources tell us Taylor Armstrong and one other cast member are on the chopping block ... and Devon has recently had "multiple contacts" with a casting company about coming on board for next season. Devon is married to famed Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Brent Moelleken ... who also starred on "Plastic Wives."Sources say ... Penny Lancaster -- Rod Stewart's wife -- is also a strong candidate for one of the open positions.

Kris Humphries' lawyer has quit his divorce case, saying he and Kris just don't see eye-to-eye on the Kim Kardashian divorce.In the documents ... obtained by TMZ ... Marshall Waller says there has been an "irremediable breakdown of the attorney-client relationship."  Waller says he's communicated the difference with Kris -- to no avail.Kris still has an out-of-state lawyer -- Lee Hutton, but now Hutton needs another California lawyer to sponsor him in the divorce case ... a case that has dragged on for almost a year-and-a-half.

LeAnn Rimes is suing her dentist, claiming he botched up her mouth so bad ... it's messing up her career.In the lawsuit ... obtained by TMZ ... Rimes claims she went to Dr. Duane C. McKay for various dental work over 3 years. Some of the work included upper front veneers and crowns that the dentist promised would address her TMJ-related pain as well as improve her appearance.Rimes claims rather than helping, the dentist messed her mouth up bad, causing tremendous pain and bleeding. Back in October, she tweeted, "I feel like I got hit in my right side of my face with a baseball bat."Rimes says she's had to undergo 9 root canals and bone grafting. She's also had a temporary bridge and needed physical therapy as well. Rimes says in the suit she will have a "permanent cosmetic deficiency."Rimes says the dental work is so bad it has been screwing with her career ... impeding her ability to perform.In her malpractice lawsuit, LeAnn is seeking unspecified damages for physical, emotional and psychiatric injuries. She also wants money for loss of past and future earnings.

 

This is the winter of nursery time for Bryan Adams.The 53-year-old rocker and Alicia Grimaldi welcomed a baby girl this week, their second daughter together, Adams confirmed on his Facebook page today.Lula Rosylea was born in London and joins 22-month-old sister Mirabella Bunny in the family fold.

 

Megyn Kelly shared a very happy piece of news on Thursday's "America Live": she's pregnant. The Fox News host is expecting her third child. Kelly made the announcement on air on Valentine's Day. When asked what she was getting her husband Doug for the occasion, she said that they always had trouble getting each other the right gifts. This year though, she said, they "found the perfect solution. Happily, Doug and I are expecting another baby." The baby will be the third child for the couple. Kelly gave birth to her second child, daughter Yardley, in April 2011. The couple also has a son named Yates.

 

 

TV TONIGHT

--"2013 NBA All-Star Game" . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. Eastern on TNT.  The 62nd East vs. West basketball showdown.  (--Check out this year's rosters here.)

--"The Amazing Race" [22nd Season Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on CBS.

--"Downton Abbey"[3rd Season Finale] . . . 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on PBS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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