Cher Defends Chaz Bono from 'Haters'; the Show Must Go On for Bravo's Housewives; Mel Gibson Saves Big Bucks with Ex-Girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva
09.01.11 by REELZ
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Cher is striking back at transphobic critics of Chaz Bono — many of whom are upset about her transgender offspring being part of DWTS — tweeting "Chaz is Being Viciously Attacked on Blogs & Message boards about being on DWTS! This is Still America right?" Chaz replied with "Thanks for all your support mom. The haters are just motivating me to work harder and stay on DWTS as long as I possibly can."
After nearly two weeks of deliberation since Russell Armstrong's suicide, Bravo execs have decided not to postpone next week's premiere of Season 2 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and that "re-editing of the episodes is still underway." Meanwhile, RadarOnline reports Taylor Armstrong is struggling with her finances since her husband's death and that "Taylor's salary from the Bravo reality show was not as lucrative as they wanted people to think." This may mean no more $60,000 birthday parties for her 5-year-old daughter Kennedy.
Mel Gibson had a smile on his face in the Los Angeles County Courthouse yesterday after he finalized a settlement with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva that will pay her just $750,000 over a four-year period. The deal comes a year after Grigorieva said she wanted to "see where the chips might fall" and turned down a $15 million offer from Gibson.
Since the news of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's split hit in July we've only heard her side of the story. But now in an interview with ABC News' John Quinones, Anthony brushes off claims of infidelity and takes the high road saying, "These things happen. It was a decision we made jointly."
In baby news, Iron Man Robert Downey Jr.'s wife Susan is pregnant with the couple's first child, and Alyssa Milano gave birth to a baby boy yesterday already wants more, telling E! she'll be more pregnant than not in the next few years.