PAULA DEEN FIRES HER LEGAL TEAM: Celebrity chef Paula Deen is continuing to clean house in the hopes of recovering from the racism scandal that caused her to lose many of her business partnerships. Less than a week after firing her long-time agent Barry Weiner, Deen has also fired her legal team from the firm Oliver Maner who was defending her in the civil lawsuit against her former manager at Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House. Paula has now hired D.C.-based attorney Grace Speights as well as Patricia Glaser — one of America’s top entertainment power lawyers according to The Hollywood Reporter.
LEAH REMINI QUITS SCIENTOLOGY: King of Queens star Leah Remini has reportedly left the Church of Scientology after years of “interrogations” and “thought modification” for raising questions against leader David Miscavige. Page Six is reporting that she also did not approve of the religion forcing followers to “disconnect” from family members who they brand as “suppressive persons” if they leave the church.
JENNIFER ANISTON WINS WEDDING BATTLE: Justin Theroux has allegedly caved and agreed to have his wedding to Jennifer Aniston be held in California. According to UK’s Daily Mail, “Jen and Justin have gone back and forth on where to marry and whether to have a destination wedding so many times. Jen has always made it clear LA was her first choice and Justin has compromised and agreed to marry in California. Justin’s reservations with LA are well known and he wanted to marry on the East Coast where his friends and much of his family is based, where he proposed to Jen and where he feels most comfortable.”
AMANDA SEYFRIED WILL ALWAYS BE FRIENDS WITH HER EX: Lovelace star Amanda Seyfried appears in the August issue of Elle where she explains that she and her ex Dominic Cooper will always have love for each other and whoever they end up with will need to be ok with that. She explains, “He’ll always be in my life regardless of what his girlfriends or future wife think.” Amanda continues “I’m never going to be with a guy that can’t deal with my friendship with him.”
ARIEL WINTER STILL WANTS NOTHING TO DO WITH HER MOM: Radar Online has received a text message allegedly from Modern Family star Ariel Winter to her brother asking him to pass along a message to their mom. Ariel wrote, “Tell mom to NEVER send me flowers again. That’s retarded and INSANELY inappropriate. INSANELY. If she was thinking of me, she would’ve thought of my happiness in my life in the first place.” Ariel’s mom is reportedly trying to get back into court to win back guardianship of her daughter and control over her money.
PSY Has Hit 3 Million Views
PSY had passed the 3 million mark on his Youtube channel. According to Billboard, Rihanna and Justin Bieber are the only other artists whose respective channels have received as many views.
Michael Cera Took A Hallucinogen For His Latest Film
Michael Cera plays a drug enthusiast in his new film Crystal Fairy and he actually took a hallucinogen while filming one of the key scenes in the movie. The Arrested Development star revealed to Huffpost Live on Wednesday (July 10th) that they used real mescaline instead of a prop but not everyone felt the effects.
The 25-year-old said, “We drank the San Pedro, yeah. We do it on-camera. When we drink it in the movie, it was the prop that we used. It was actual drugs. Neither me nor any of the Silva brothers felt it, but Gaby Hoffmann had a different experience.”
- Director Sebastian Silva added, “Yeah, she lost her shit. It was real mescaline. I’ve tried the San Pedro a couple of times, and other drugs that are kind of in the same sphere. If you don’t do crazy amounts, that’s pretty much how you feel. You’re a little more sensitive to things. You sort of see the simple things again. You’re sort of reborn.”
- In the film, Cera plays Jamie — a young man on a quest throughout South America looking for mescaline, a drug found in the San Pedro cactus.