Celebrity Sleaze for Tuesday 10/30/12

by Cooper on October 30, 2012

in Celebrity Sleaze

HULK HOGAN SETTLES LAWSUIT WITH BUBBA THE LOVE SPONGE: Hulk Hogan has settled his lawsuit with former best friend Bubba The Love Sponge over the sex tape that turned up on line. Bubba, whose real name is Todd Alan Clem, issued a statement saying that Hogan wasn’t aware that he was being taped and offering to help Hogan with his ongoing lawsuits against the tape’s co-star, Bubba’s ex-wife Heather Clem, and Gawker Media for publishing the tape. Hogan is seeking $100 million in damages.

ROBERT DOWNEY JR AND GUY RITCHIE ANSWER ‘CALL OF DUTY’: Director Guy Ritchie has been charged with bringing all the nuances of the new Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 video game to life. He’s enlisted Robert Downey Jr, Omar Sy and Kyle Lamar Myers for the live action surprise trailer which will allow gamers to see the fighters using the game’s different weaponry. The game hits stores on November 13th.

HOWIE MANDEL’S NEW GAME SHOW KICKS OFF IN DECEMBER: Howie Mandel‘s new game show, Take It All, will premiere on NBC on December 10th at 9pm ET. The show will air from 9-10p so The Voice will only be on for an hour on December 10th and 17th. According to New York’s Daily News, on the show “a contestant selects and opens a prize worth thousands of dollars, the next player has the chance to either ‘steal’ an opened prize or take a chance on another.”

‘BEVERLY HILLS 90210′ STAR EXPECTING SECOND CHILD: Former Beverly Hills 90210 star Ian Ziering and his wife, Erin, are expecting their second child in May. The couple already has an 18 month-old daughter named, Mia Loren.

TOM CRUISE’S DRUNKEN NEIGHBOR GETS TASERED: Tom Cruise‘s neighbor, Jason Sullivan, was tasered by the star’s security team after he jumped the fence and entered the actor’s property on Sunday night, October 28th. Sullivan, who was allegedly drunk and lives in an adjacent property, was taken to the hospital and then cited for trespassing. Cruise was not home at the time.

KELSEY GRAMMER PARTIES WITH HIS BABY AT THE PLAYBOY MANSION: Actor Kelsey Grammer attended a Halloween party at the Playboy mansion until the wee hours of the morning over the weekend. Interesting enough he had his three month -old daughter, Faith, with him tucked away in a bassinet as he celebrated at a table next to Paris Hilton.

‘COUPLE’S THERAPY’ ISN’T WORKING FOR DOUG HUTCHISON: Couple’s Therapy Doug Hutchison and his teenage bride, Courtney Stodden, are going through some growing pains in their relationship. The 52 year-old Hutchison is supposedly upset that Stodden keeps in touch with her high school sweetheart. A source told Radar Online, “Doug seems like he is worried about Courtney leaving him, and he gets really upset whenever he thinks about the possibility of his marriage ending.”

EX ‘AMAZING RACE’ FINALIST CHARGED WITH DUI: Former Amazing Race finalist Vanessa Macias was arrested for driving while intoxicated in San Antonio, Texas. on Friday, October 26th. She was booked and later released on $1000 bail.

‘BIG RICH ATLANTA’ OFF TO A ROUGH START: Big Rich Texas spin-off Big Rich Atlanta is off to a rocky start as model Ashlee Wilson Hawn has already left the show. Hawn was attacked by fellow cast member Khadijah Rowe, who is the step daughter of R&B singer Q Parker of 112. The incident allegedly took place on October 2nd at Hawn’s birthday party and resulted in Rowe dragging Hawn and pulling out chunks of her hair.

  • Hawn is also contemplating legal action as she had warned the show’s producers that Rowe may get violent but they insisted they would protect her.

KATE UPTON SHARES PHOTOS FROM V MAG SHOOT: Kate Upton, who is dating Detroit Tigers’ star Justin Verlander, recently tweeted to photos from her photo shoot with V magazine. One photo features the model in a silver bra.

Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show, Anderson Live, will not be renewed for a third season. On Monday, October 29th, Telepictures announced that despite the reworking of the show for its second season, the ratings have continued to be soft so the show will not be renewed but it will continue to air through the summer of 2013. In a released statement through parent company, Warner Bros., Telepictures said, “We are extremely proud of Anderson and the show that he and the entire production team have produced. While we made significant changes to the format, set and produced it live in its second season, the series will not be coming back for a third season in a marketplace that has become increasingly difficult to break through. We will continue to deliver top-quality shows throughout next summer.”

  • Cooper released his own statement which read, “I am very proud of the work that our terrific staff has put into launching and sustaining our show for two seasons. I am also grateful to Telepictures for giving me the opportunity, and indebted to viewers, who have responded so positively. I look forward to doing more great shows this season, and though I’m sorry we won’t be continuing, I have truly enjoyed it.”

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