MARIE OSMOND CONSIDERED ELECTRIC SHOCK THERAPY: Marie Osmond was reportedly so depressed after her son Michael committed suicide, that she considered undergoing electric shock treatment. A source told the National Enquirer, “So she asked loved ones to check her into a mental hospital for treatment. Not a fancy rehab facility, but an old-time mental ward with padded cells, straitjackets, restraints and electric shock treatments. It was only the fear of being unable to remember the lyrics to her songs onstage that made her change her mind about undergoing shock therapy and toughing it out on her own.” Marie is now coming out with a new book, which she hopes will help other women overcome depression.
SON OF ‘REAL HOUSEWIVES’ STAR ARRESTED: The son of Real Housewives of Miami star Alexia Echevarria was arrested for battery after allegedly hitting a homeless man last week. TMZ.com reported that Peter Rosello was arrested for simple battery, which was categorized as a felony because the victim was a homeless person. TMZ noted that Florida has a law that classifies attacks on homeless people as hate crimes.
BEN AND COURTNEY TALK SPLIT: Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson are speaking out about their recent split. The former Bachelor tweeted, “A big thanks to you all for your support during this time in my life. It has been a crazy journey over the past couple years and I am blessed to have amazing friends/fam.” Courtney echoed the sentiment to her followers, adding that they “tried their best” to make it work.
BREE TURNER WELCOMES SON: Grimm actress Bree Turner is a mom for the second time. The 35-year-old and her husband Justin Saliman welcomed their second child, son Dean Turner Saliman on September 12th. The couple also has a two-year-old sister named Stella.
WILLIE GEIST CONFIRMED FOR ‘TODAY’: Willie Geist has officially been named a co-host of the Today show. Geist, best known as co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, will be joining the show’s 9 a.m. hour alongside Al Roker and Natalie Morales. Executive producer Jim Bell said, “He brings a solid news background with a keen sense of creativity and humor. From politics to pop culture, Willie is a skilled and versatile reporter who will make a great addition at 9 a.m. and contribute to the entire broadcast.” His first day on the new job will be November 12th.
‘MADE IN JERSEY’ GETS THE AX: The first network show of the fall 2012 season to get cancelled is CBS’s Made in Jersey. After two episodes, CBS yanked the show from it’s Friday night lineup and will replace it will Undercover Boss beginning on November 2nd. CSI: NY will take its place in the meantime.
SHAILENE WOODLEY JOINING ‘SPIDER-MAN’? Shailene Woodley, best known from The Descendants, has reportedly been offered the role of Mary Jane Watson in the upcoming sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man. She would join Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone in the film, which is set to start shooting next year.
The cops were called to Dina Lohan’s Long Island home on Wednesday morning after she and daughter Lindsay got into an epic fight on their way home from a Manhattan club.
TMZ.com reported that the argument began around 4 a.m. because Lindsay wanted to take her limo to a NYC hotel and Dina wanted it to bring her back to Long Island so that she could avoid paying taxi fare. The mother-daughter duo were also arguing about $40,000 that Lindsay had lent to Dina.
Lindsay called her father Michael during the argument — who in turn called police to report a domestic violence incident. According to TMZ, the caller told police that Lindsay was being held against her will by Dina and the driver.
Lindsay reportedly suffered a cut on her leg and her bracelet was broken during the argument. Police took a Domestic Incident Report but no arrests were made.
- A witness told TMZ that Dina appeared “wasted” at the club earlier in the night.
AUDIO OF FIGHT RELASED
Michael Lohan apparently gave TMZ a recording of his conversation with Lindsay during the fight. In it, Lindsay is hysterically crying, telling her dad that her mom is on cocaine and refusing to pay back $40,000 that Lindsay had lent her.
Michael is heard repeatedly telling Lindsay that she is being kept against her will in the car, and that the driver could be arrested for kidnapping.
- Lindsay tells Michael that Dina is on cocaine: SOUNDCUE (:34 OC: . . . she’s been out all night dad)
- Lindsay tells Michael she lent Dina money: SOUNDCUE (:47 OC: . . . can have him arrested by the feds)