Eye on Entertainment Aug 24, 2012
Elton John isn’t one for subtlety, especially when it comes to his decades-long feud with Madonna. The singer recently told Australian TV that Madonna is “such a nightmare. Her career is over, I can tell you that. Her tour is a disaster and it couldn’t happen to a bigger c—.” But the singer didn’t stop there, adding, “And she looks like a f—ing fairground stripper.” The Material Girl seemed to be take the high ground when she dedicated a song to Elton at a concert this week in France. “I know he’s a big fan of mine,” she joked. “And you know what? I forgive him. Gotta start somewhere.” Then she launched into none other than her song ‘Masterpiece,’ which beat out Elton’s ‘Hello Hello’ for Best Original Song at The Golden Globes this year.
The fireworks have fizzled for Katy Perry and John Mayer. The pop star, 27, and crooner, 34, who were linked this summer, are no longer dating, a source confirms. Tom Cruise gets to protect his fortune.
Katie Holmes walked away from her high-profile divorce to the megastar with less than she could. Cruise is providing his ex-wife with only a “modest” sum to take care of their daughter Suri. Sources tell the site that Cruise must pay Holmes $400,000 a year in child support for the next 12 years, or until Suri turns 18. The total payout works out to $4.8 million, according to TMZ, which is less than what Cruise makes in a single film. Holmes’ ex will reportedly also foot the bill for any medical, dental, insurance, education, college and extracurricular costs.
Tony Scott did not explain why he decided to take his own life in the suicide note he left for loved ones … but did offer a final emotional farewell. Sources familiar with the investigation tell TMZ … the note was “short and sweet.” Tony said in the note he loved his wife and his 2 kids — Max and Frank. Tony Scott's wife has not told investigators about anything that might have triggered a suicide, although as we first reported she did tell investigators Scott did NOT have brain cancer or any other significant medical problem.
Oscar winning actress Shirley Jones, husband comedian Marty Ingels, best selling author and celebrity biographer Wendy Leigh, and Beverly Hills publicist Edward Lozzi were seen celebrating over dinner at BOA on Sunset in West Hollywood last night for Jones’s big autobiography book deal with Simon & Schuster. The hardcover will be in bookstores 2013 and according to Jones will contain quite a few “jolts”.
Liberty Ross is refusing to cower at home and hide from the Hollywood scandal over her director husband Rupert Sanders’ affair with “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart. On Wednesday night, Ross stepped out — without her wedding ring — to the LA premiere of “Lawless.” She went with brother Atticus Ross, a member of rock band Nine Inch Nails. Observers said she looked “gorgeous” and “relaxed,” at the DeLeon Tequila event also attended by the movie’s stars, Shia LeBeouf and Guy Pearce.
There were many more laughs than tears at the memorial tribute hosted by Dick Cavett for Gore Vidal yesterday at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. A gallery of friends and colleagues paid tribute to the late author, mainly through his own words and pin-sharp one-liners.
Rufus Wainwright wed theater producer Jorn Weisbrodt at his home in Montauk yesterday. The son of singers Loudon Wainwright III and the late Kate McGarrigle exchanged vows in front of 250 guests including Yoko Ono, Carrie Fisher, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Julianne Moore, Mark Ronson, jewelry designer Ann Dexter-Jones, artist Cindy Sherman and Ingrid Sischy.
Bruce Willis was seen dining at Fred’s at Barneys in NYC with his wife, Emma Heming, and their baby, Mabel . . . Roger Federer enjoying a romantic meal with wife Mirka at Eleven Madison Park well past midnight.
With Craig Zadan and Neil Meron producing the 85th Annual Academy Awards, musical numbers could make a comeback on the Feb. 24, 2013 broadcast. The producing team, announced Thursday by Academy president Hawk Koch, has extensive musical theater credentials: Not only were they the executive producers of the best picture Oscar-winning movie musical Chicago, but they’ve also brought shows like Gypsy to the small screen and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying to the Broadway stage.
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