George Clooney Arrested; Lady Gaga Quits the Media; Bobbi Kristina Too Close to Her Adoptive Brother?
03.16.12 by Chris
ReelzChannel Celebrity Rundown
George Clooney was hauled away by the Secret Service during a protest outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C. today. Clooney's father, Nick, was also arrested along with other protesters who included congressmen, human rights leaders, and Sudanese nationals. The protest aimed to bring light to the continuing humanitarian crisis and oppression in Darfur and Sudan.
Watch our coverage of Clooney's arrest after the jump below.
If you're one of the biggest stars in the world how do you announce you are going to quit talking to the media? You go on Oprah's show, of course. Lady Gaga announced in an interview with Oprah that she's going on a media shutout. "Other than this interview, Oprah, I do not intend to speak to anyone for a very long time. No press, no television, if my mom calls and says, 'Did you hear about ...' I shut it all off ... I don't read a damn thing." No word if Gaga will quit speaking to 20 million fans via her Twitter account. Though she might decide to keep that line of communication open after a report announcing the singer makes $30M a year from Twitter, nearly a third of her revenue.
Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina is reportedly hooking up with her semi-adopted brother, reports TMZ. Sources tell the gossip site that the 19-year-old finally confessed to her close buddies that she is dating 22-year-old Nick Gordon, 10 years after Whitney unofficially adopted the boy because he was having problems at home. Bobbi's grandmother calls the relationship "incestuous" but apparently Bobbi couldn't care less, telling friends it's not incest because the two don't share blood. And now there's rumors that Bobbi is now wearing an engagement ring. That could be an awkward wedding. "Are you with the family of the groom or bride?" Both.
Does Rachel Ray have a ghost ... writer?? The New York Times recently ran a story about a writer who claims to be a cookbook ghostwriter and suggesting that Ray doesn't write all her recipes. Well the TV cook fired back, telling Eater, "In well over a decade of writing recipes for many cookbooks, television shows, and magazines, I have not now nor have I ever employed a ghost writer." Ray also defended herself on her Twitter account.
In a tragic life-imitates-art story, a teen was fatally shot after a Houston rave meant to copy the party antics seen in Project X went out of control, reports The Hollywood Reporter. The copycat party is just one of dozens that have occurred after the release of the "found footage" raunchy teen party movie. According to police reports, hundreds of people arrived for a bubbles-and-foam party that was being held at a vacant mansion. When the crowd overran the mansion, people moved out into the street and that is when "hell broke loose," according to a neighbor. The gunman began shooting for "no reason" and shot the victim in the back of the head.
And in St. Patty's Day Eve news, here's a photo gallery of hot Irish men, including Michael Fassbender and Colin Farrell.