Day in Pop Report for 06/01/2012
(TMZ) Justin Bieber was knocked out cold after running into a wall of glass during a concert in Paris.
We just spoke with Justin, who said he was performing on stage, and in between songs he walked backstage and hit the glass. He says he was disoriented, but went back on stage and finished his set.
As he walked to his dressing room he passed out cold, for around 15 seconds. Doctors say Justin suffered a concussion but he'll be ok.
This is not the first time Justin has had a run-in with blocks of glass. Check out the video.
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(TMZ) "Spinal Tap" star Michael McKean has been released from a Manhattan hospital after a car crashed into him last week, breaking his leg -- but he's not out of the woods yet.
Michael just released a statement ... telling TMZ, he's out of St. Luke's Hospital where he spent the last week -- and has now moved to nearby Roosevelt Hospital for extensive rehab.
Michael was struck by an out-of-control car on the Upper West Side last Tuesday. He was one of 3 people injured in the accident.
McKean said, "I am heading into week two with renewed admiration for New York City's Emergency Medical Service staff, the NYPD, the staff of St. Luke's Hospital ... and all those with problems much greater than my own." more on this story
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(TMZ) It's been 12 years since Cindy Margolis won the Guinness World Record for "Most Downloaded" woman ... but people still can't stop eyeing her goods -- in fact, someone plundered the model's L.A. home last week, stealing $1.4 million worth of stuff.
The burglary took place the morning of May 22nd -- and sources tell TMZ, Cindy's mother was at home sleeping while it took place.
We're told the culprit made off with jewelry, TVs, a laptop, artwork, and her son's valuable sports memorabilia, including several jerseys signed by Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Shaq.
We're told a suspect has already been arrested in connection with the burglary -- but the investigation is still ongoing.
So far, Cindy -- who stars in the upcoming reality show "Beverly Hills Nannies" -- has only recovered her laptop. more on this story
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(Gibson) Sales of Bee Gees albums have soared 339 percent in the wake of Robin Gibb's death on May 20.
As reported by Billboard.com, the pop trio's best-seller for the week ending May 27 was the greatest hits set, The Ultimate Bee Gees, which re-entered the Billboard 200 chart at #29. The group's landmark Saturday Night Fever soundtrack album jumped to #168.
In related news, Reuters has reported that Gibb will be given a private funeral in Britain next week, with a public memorial service planned for later in the year. The funeral will be restricted to close friends and family. The family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to children's charities, Rebecca House and Wish Upon a Dream, both of which are based on the Isle of Man, where Gibb and his brothers were born. more on this story
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Saguaro Road Records have set a September 11th released date for Goin' Down Rockin': The Last Recordings of Waylon Jennings.
The Recorded shortly before his death in 2002, the songs have been met with bittersweet excitement and warmly embraced by those who knew him best. more on this story
Rosanne Cash marveled, "There was never an artist like Waylon Jennings. It's such a joy to hear his honest voice, his integrity and his quintessential badassness on this new record. What a great thing for posterity that these recordings exist and were finished by Robby Turner with such care and honor."
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(popmusiclife) Beyonce and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler are among the voices cast for a new animated film entitled "Epic."
The flick, by Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios, is a 3D CG action-adventure comedy that reveals a hidden world unlike any other. From the creators of "Ice Age" and "Rio", "Epic" tells the story of an ongoing battle deep in the forest between the forces of good and the forces of evil. When a teenage girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she must band together with a rag-tag team of fun and whimsical characters in order to save their world
Beyoncι Knowles voices Queen Tara; Colin Farrell ("Total Recall") is Ronin; Josh Hutcherson ("The Hunger Games") is Nod; Amanda Seyfried ("Dear John") portrays Mary Katherine; and Johnny Knoxville ("Jackass") voices Mandrake. more on this story
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Rodney Atkins, Clint Black, Sunny Sweeney, Chuck Wicks and special surprise guests will join Darius Rucker for the Third Annual "Darius and Friends" concert and golf tournament.
The event will take place Monday, June 4, and will be benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The Wildhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville is once again hosting the evening with doors opening at 6:00 pm and the concert beginning at 7:30 pm. more on this story
"We've had so much fun the last two years with friends jamming on stage for a great cause," says Rucker. "I'm excited to continue that tradition with this year's event."
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(TMZ) Terrell Owens got the worst severance package ever when his indoor football league team fired him this week -- an eviction notice, plus a piddly $50 buyout for his 50% stake in the team ... TMZ has learned.
Sources close to T.O. tell TMZ the Allen Wranglers notified their star player, in writing, he had 48 hours to get out of the house they provided him -- and to hand over the keys to the 2012 Jeep Cherokee they gave him to tool around the Texas town.
But the biggest diss of all -- the $50 check the Wranglers wrote T.O. to repurchase his hefty share of the team's ownership! The financial screwing is most likely tied to the team's belief that T.O. breached his contract by missing a charity event and sitting out 2 away games.
But we're told T.O. is saying his contract allowed him to skip away games. As for the missed event ... we're told T.O. claims the team publicist told him the wrong date.
The whole matter could be settled in court -- as TMZ reported, T.O. is consulting with his lawyers since he feels he was wrongfully terminated and slandered in the team's media release regarding his firing. more on this story
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(TMZ) The house where Michael Jackson died -- a house that the owner has been trying to sell for 3 years -- finally has attracted a buyer, but it's not a done deal ... yet.
Real estate sources tell TMZ ... an L.A. businessman has written an offer for around $17 million for the Holmby Hills estate. Here's the problem -- it's listed for $23.9 million, so the buyer and seller are in the process of negotiating to see if they can find a middle ground.
Our sources say the businessman who made the offer "couldn't care less" that Michael Jackson lived and died there. He just likes the house.
The owner has had problems selling the house in the past, partly because it has been overrun by tourists eager to sneak a peek.
Mauricio Umansky has the listing on the house. He's married to "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Kyle Richards. Mauricio is having a good week. One of his listings just closed today and it broke a record for prices on Sunset Blvd. -- $35 million. more on this story
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Redstone Hall's Steven Roth is going solo with the release of his debut full length album, Let It In, this fall. MSO sent over these details:
After enjoying some success with the pop rock band Redstone Hall, Roth decided to give-a-go at launching a solo music career. A creative pilgrimage to Nashville guided by renowned producer Dave Cobb [Secret Sisters, Shooter Jennings] and Grammy Award-nominated mixer Leslie Chew resulted in Let It In which infuses classy savoir faire into vibrant rock.
Roth is excited to bring the new music to the masses and will launch an 11-date West Coast tour, kicking off June 20 in Las Vegas, NV. Roth and his 4-piece band will also make stops in Portland, OR, Salt Lake City, UT, Seattle, WA and more before wrapping up in San Luis Obispo, CA on July 3. more on this story
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Columbia Records have set a September 4th release dates for The Vaccines sophomore studio album, The Vaccines Come Of Age.
The Vaccines Come Of Age is the follow-up to the bands', debut What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? Of the overall album, frontman Justin Young told NME earlier this year, "The record is a lot more intimate and close than the first record." To capture this intimate sound the band worked with producer Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Kings of Leon, Laura Marling), recording over the last few months at ICP studios in Brussels and Distiller in Bath.
The first single from The Vaccines' highly-anticipated new album, "No Hope," is available now and can be listened to here.
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(TMZ) UFC legend Tito Ortiz and his retired porn star fiancee Jenna Jameson rushed to court, asking a judge to protect them from a friend who is allegedly drug and alcohol fueled and has stolen from them and stalked them both.
TMZ has obtained the legal docs, in which Tito and Jenna say Shana Burroughs comes over to the house with a virtual pharmacy ... including Xanax and Oxycodone. The Oxycodone is especially problematic because Tito has said in the past that Jenna has struggled with the drug.
The couple claim Shana comes over drunk and under the influence of Rx meds and wreaks havoc -- scaring their kids, stalking them and stealing property from the house.
The docs allege Shana has been doing this for 4 years.
The emergency restraining order was just DENIED, because the judge felt the matter could wait until a full hearing could be held -- and that will happen on June 15. more on this story
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(TMZ) 'Lil Wayne is a 'Lil wrong when he says he was denied entry into last night's playoff game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs -- fact is, he just didn't have a ticket.
The rapper just tweeted, "Going to go to the Thunder game tonight but was denied by the team to be in their arena. Wow."
But a rep for the OKC Thunder tells TMZ ... "We did not deny him," adding, "His representatives contacted us about tickets and we told them we are completely sold out."
The rep says the team has no beef with the 'Lil one. more on this story
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(TMZ) The movie "Bridesmaids" apparently had a huge impact on a Malibu teacher ... and an even bigger impact on a student the teacher repeatedly slapped -- just like in the movie.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... 9th grade Malibu High School student Dionne Evans went to cops in the last few days, claiming her teacher slapped her 6 times in the face because Dionne didn't bring her notebook to school on May 22, as the teacher had required.
According to the police report, the teacher made Evans stand in front of the class -- then asked, "Did you see 'Bridesmaids'?" before slapping her multiple times.
The teacher was referring to the scene in which one character literally tries to slap some sense into another. Take a look.
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(TMZ) TMZ has obtained the mug shot for UFC Light Heavyweight champ Jon "Bones" Jones -- snapped moments after the fighter was arrested for DUI last week in upstate New York.
TMZ broke the story, the 24-year-old was popped May 19th in Binghamton after crashing his $250,000 Bentley into a pole, totaling the car.
According to law enforcement, there were two 25-year-old women in Jones' car at the time of the accident. Both were taken to a nearby hospital for minor injuries. Neither woman was Jones' fiancee.
Jones' license has been suspended and he's due back in court June 19th. See the mug shot here.
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(TMZ) Kim Kardashian and Kayne West have both discreetly listed their homes for sale, setting the stage for the big, "We're movin' in together" ... TMZ has learned.
Kim has given a "pocket listing" to a realtor for her $4 mil Beverly Hills home -- a pocket listing doesn't appear in official real estate documents. Ditto Kanye, who listed his L.A. home as well -- again, a pocket listing.
Sources close to Kim confirm ... both are selling their home so they can rent a house together. They're looking for a really private place to live ... behind gates. more on this story
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(TMZ) The aggressive paparazzo who incited Halle Berry at her daughter's school is going to be called to the witness stand and grilled like a cheeseburger ... in Halle's bid to move her family to Paris.
Halle is getting ready to fight it out with baby daddy Gabriel Aubry in family court. She is asking the judge to allow her to move to Paris, where she claims the paparazzi respect the privacy of celebrities and their families much more than in the U.S.
Sources tell TMZ ... her lawyer will call independent photog Andrew Deetz to the stand -- he's the photog who trespassed on Nahla's school property, causing Halle to explode in anger. We're told Halle's lawyer, Stephen Kolodny, will use Deetz as a human exhibit -- getting him to expose his no-holds-barred tactics of shooting the children of celebs.
BTW, Deetz got into a big scuffle with Britney Spears' bodyguards in Las Vegas back in 2007. He claimed one of her hired muscle punched him during the skirmish.
In addition to Deetz, we're told Kolodny will call expert witnesses who live in France, to explain how French culture differs from the U.S., and how photogs generally keep their distance from celebs and their families. The lawyers will also testify that privacy laws protect celebs in France way more than in the U.S. Of course, Gabriel will counter with Princess Diana.
As for 4-year-old Nahla, we're told she will NOT testify about the proposed move.
Sources tell us there is NO chance of settlement -- this case WILL go to trial.
The trial is scheduled for June. more on this story
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