MICHAEL BAY ATTACKED ON SET OF ‘TRANSFORMERS 4’: Rumors were circulating on gossip sites on Thursday (October 17th) that Michael Bay was attacked on the Hong Kong set of Transformers 4 by two men which prompted the director to post on his blog to set the record straight about the incident. Michael wrote, “Yes, some drugged up guys were being belligerent asses to my crew for hours in the morning of our first shoot day in Hong Kong. One guy rolled metal carts into some of my actors trying to shake us down for thousands of dollars to not play his loud music or hit us with bricks.” The 48-year-old said things took a turn when they refused to pay and one of the men approached with a portable A/C unit in hand. Bay continued, “He walked right up to me and tried to smack my face, but I ducked, threw the air unit on the floor and pushed him away. That’s when the security jumped on him. But it took seven big guys to subdue him. It was like a Zombie in Brad Pitt’s movie World War Z–he lifted seven guys up and tried to bite them.” The director went on to say that he and his crew were unhurt in the scuffle and “had a great day of shooting.”
JAMES FRANCO HELPS GIRL MAKE EX BOYFRIEND JEALOUS: A 15-year-old girl named Greta Pasqua got a little helping hand from James Franco trying to make an ex-boyfriend jealous on Facebook. According to Us Weekly, somehow James caught wind of the breakup and showed up at Greta’s Beverly Hills home to offer support. Upon learning that the teen’s ex was a big Franco fan, James took a photo with his arms around Greta and reportedly told her, “Post it on Facebook and tell him to eat his heart out!”
RICKY SCHRODER PULLS DAUGHTER OUT OF SCHOOL OVER CANCER SCORE: TMZ is reporting that former child actor Ricky Schroder has pulled his daughter out of her Malibu school over concerns of a cancer epidemic. The actor revealed to the website that three teachers at the middle school have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer in the last six months and seven others are experiencing strange symptoms. There are rumors that the soil around the school is contaminated with PCBs, lead and pesticides and that the classrooms may have a mold problem. Apparently 25% of the students in the school have also withdrawn until tests are completed.
CLUB MANAGER CLAIMS KENDALL AND KYLIE JENNER USED FAKE IDS: The manager at the club where Kendall and Kylie Jenner were partying on Tuesday night (October 15th) claims that the teens used fake IDs to get through the doors at the 21 and over party. Sources close to the Kardashian family are reportedly refuting those claims and say that the girls were never stopped as they walked in escorted by Scott Disick and Khloe Kardashian.
NEW COURT DOCS DETAIL CASEY KASEM’S MENTAL STATE: TMZ has obtained new legal docs which detail the mental state of legendary America’s Top 40 radio host Casey Kasem. Casey is suffering advanced Parkinson’s disease and early dementia. According to an examining physician, Casey has “major impairment to short term, long term and immediate recall memory, major impairment to verbally communicate, major impairment to perform simple calculations, plan simple tasks and reason logically” along with, “severe disorganized thinking” and “moderate hallucinations.” The document was filed by Casey’s daughter Julie who is trying to become conservator. Casey’s wife Jean is fighting to take control away from Julie.
MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY GOT WEIGHT LOSS ADVICE FROM TOM HANKS: Matthew McConaughey revealed to People that he sought the advice of Tom Hanks when he learned he had to lose weight for his role in Dallas Buyers Club. The actor explained, “I actually called Tom and had a great conversation with him about what he learned about losing weight for Philadelphia and Cast Away. And I consulted a nutritionist about the best way to do this.” He went on to say, “I was going around and people were going, ‘Hey, are you feeling all right?’ But then I hit 135 lbs. I ran in to somebody and they didn’t just ask if I was all right, they said, ‘My God, we need to get you some help.’ And I thought, ‘There we go. That’s the perfect spot.'”
RYAN MURPHY CONFIRMS ‘GLEE’ END DATE: Ryan Murphy confirmed to TVLine.com that Glee’s last season would be next year despite Fox boss Kevin Reilly telling E! News back in August that nothing has been set in stone. Ryan also revealed that they were forced to rethink the ending of the show because of Cory Monteith’s death. The creator explained, “I knew what the last shot was. Cory Monteith was in it. I knew what the last line was, Lea Michele said it to him. So when a tragedy like that happens you sort of have to pause and figure out what you want to do, so we’re figuring that out now.”
SOUTH PARK CREATORS MISS DEADLINE TO SUBMIT EPISODE: Trey Parker and Matt Stone missed their deadline to submit the new episode of South Park that was supposed to air on Wednesday night (October 16th) due to a three-hour power outage at their studio on Tuesday (October 15th.) It is the first time the duo have missed a deadline in the show’s 16 year history while sticking to their tradition of giving themselves six days to complete an episode. Parker tweeted on Wednesday, “Sucks to miss an air date but after all these years delivering the show last minute…it was bound to happen.”
UNIVERSAL CANCELS VINCE VAUGHN DRAMA: Universal Pictures has scrapped plans for the crime drama Term Life which Vince Vaughn was set to star in and produce with partner Victoria Vaughn. Hailee Steinfeld had recently been announced to co-star. No specific reason was given for the cancellation.
‘RICH KIDS OF BEVERLY HILLS’ GETS PREMIERE DATE: E! has announced their new reality series Rich Kids of Beverly Hills will debut in January 2014. According to Deadline, “The series, sparked by the Rich Kids Of Instagram Tumblr blog, takes an inside look at a social circle of uber-wealthy 20-somethings who are armed with black cards, tiny dogs and loads of Louboutins.”
NEW TRAILER FOR ‘PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES’: The first trailer for Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones has been released. The horror film is a considered a spin-off of the hugely successful franchise. The Marked Ones opens in January.