CHARLIE SHEEN TAKES A DRUNK TRIP TO TACO BELL: A videotape of a drunk Charlie Sheen making a Taco Bell run has turned up online. The actor, who is clearly drunk, is called over to vehicle at the drive thru where he professes how hammered he is and shows off his tattoos. Sheen wasn’t driving a vehicle as his chauffeur driven Benz is visible in the background. .
KATE MARA UPSETS COMIC BOOK FANS: Kate Mara, who will play Sue Storm in the upcoming Fantastic Four movie, recently got comic book fans in a tizzy when she was quoted as saying the new movie will not be based on the comic books. Mara said, “I’ve never been a fan of comics, I’ve never actually read one. I was going to for this movie but the director said it wasn’t necessary. Well, actually he told us that we shouldn’t do it because the plot won’t be based on any history of anything already published. So I chose to follow his instructions. The one fact is I am a fan of comic book movies, so it’s very exciting to be part of a movie like this.” Later Mara’s publicist clarified that Mara meant the plot would be drawn from the entire canon and not just one comic.
MICHAEL VARTAN’S WIFE FILES FOR DIVORCE: Lauren Vartan, the wife of Bates Motel actor Michael Vartan, filed for divorce on July 11th. The couple has been married for three years. Lauren, who cited irreconcilable differences, is seeking spousal support. The couple separated on April 5th. They have no children.
GISELE BUNDCHEN MAKES $128,000 A DAY: Gisele Bundchen earned $128,000 a day during her 20 year career from her businesses on and off the runway. According to Forbes, she has a fortune worth approximately $386 million.
JOHN MCENROE’S SON BUSTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION: 27 year-old Kevin McEnroe, who is the son of John McEnroe and ex-wife actress Tatum O’Neal was busted Tuesday night, July 15th, in New York City after a drug deal. McEnroe was busted with six glassine envelopes of cocaine, 20 painkillers, 10 morphine pills and one anxiety pill. He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. His drug dealer, Niro Meneses, was also arrested. He was carrying 13 glassine envelopes of cocaine and three vials of the drug.
DANICA MCKELLAR GETS ENGAGED: Wonder Years actress Danica McKellar got engaged to her boyfriend, Scott Sveslosky. On Wednesday, The Dancing With the Stars alum tweeted, “So…can you guess what my big announcement is? . . . Yes, my amazing boyfriend Scott and I are engaged!”
‘AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON’ PHOTOS RELEASED: Photos from the new Avengers movie has turned up online. Director Joss Whedon also shares some of the film’s plot. He explained that unlike the comics, Tony Stark has actually created Ultron, the film’s robotic super hero helper who turns into the big villain. Whedon said, “Ultron sees the big picture and he goes, ‘Okay, we need radical change, which will be violent and appalling, in order to make everything better'; he’s not just going ‘Muhaha, soon I’ll rule!’ He’s on a mission. He wants to save us.”
GEORGE LUCAS MAY GET HIT WITH A LAWSUIT: In June, George Lucas announced plans to build a private $1 billion, 95,000 square foot museum in Chicago, but now he’s facing some opposition from Chicago open space advocates. They are threatening to file a lawsuit because the building would allegedly violate the city’s open space ordinances.
BRYAN CRANSTON TO STAR IN NEW HBO FILM: Bryan Cranston will reprise his role of President Lyndon Johnson in HBO’s adaptation of the play, All The Way. The Breaking Bad star, who will also star as an executive producer, received many awards for his performance in the Broadway play.
Casey Kasem Still Has Not Been Buried
Famed radio host and voiceover talent Casey Kasem‘s passed away on June 15th at a Washington hospital and more than a month after his death, his remains are still at the morgue. Kasem’s wife of 33 years, Jean Kasem, and his four kids were involved in fierce legal battle in the months leading up to his death. His children were at his bedside when he died from Lewy body dementia, but his wife, Jean, allegedly owns the rights to his remains and she hasn’t made any plans to move him from the morgue.
- According to Kerri Kasem, the family held a memorial service for her dad but Jean Kasem did not attend. She also wasn’t at her husband’s bedside when he died.
- After months of being cut off from her father, Kerri won a legal battle to be named temporary conservator which allowed her to implement end-of-life measures for her father. She immediately had him moved from his home to a hospital but Jean allegedly threw a pound of raw hamburger meat at her and the EMTs when they arrived to move Kasem. At that point, Kasem was not able to speak, move or eat on his own.
Seath McFarlane Being Sued Over Ted
Seth MacFarlane was recently hit with a lawsuit by Bengal Mangle Productions for allegedly stealing the idea for his 2012 movie, Ted. In addition to MacFarlane, Fuzzy Door Productions, Media Rights Capital and Universal Studios were also named in the lawsuit which alleges MacFarlane got the idea for Ted from a character named Charlie who was featuring in the Acting School Academy web series from 2009 to 2010. Charlie got his own Youtube spin off in 2009 titled, Charlie The Abusive Teddy Bear.
- In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs even compare tweets by the two stuffed animals. Charlie tweeted, “You ever wonder how I even talk? I mean is my brain made of cotton? I am so high right now!” One of Ted’s tweets reads, “I got so stoned last night that that I accidentally smoked some of my own stuffing. Not as bad as you’d think.”
- So far MacFarlane hasn’t responded to the lawsuit and there’s no news on how the lawsuit will affect Ted 2 which is scheduled to hit theaters next year.