Showbiz Gossip and Controversy
Gossip or rumor, is a kind of idle talk about the personal or private affairs of other individuals, commonly sharing of facts, slander and views and spreading misinformation or false story,featuring scandals and controversies. Some newspapers and magazines contains what they call, gossip columns and Gossip magazines, which detail the social and personal lives of famous celebrities from politics to showbiz industry or some communities of elite members. These gossip magazines marked by sensationalism and explicit content by gossip columnists, including celebrity homosexuality stories, separation of famous couples in showbusiness and illegal drug use. The best known gossip magazines in the world, such in United States is the US Weekly, in the United Kingdom is the Hello! magazine, in Italy Gente and Chi, in France Actustar and Voici, in Germany the Bunte magazine, and in Hong Kong the East Touch magazine. The most common topic for gossip and controversies involve celebrities in showbiz and music industry, politicians, society, religion, sex, economics, science, finances, culture, education, military,media, age, gender and race, athletes. Photographers who take pictures for famous celebrities or prominent people without the knowledge or permission of the said individuals, are known as Paparazzi (plural for) paparazzo (for male) or paparazza for female. Paparazzi’s intention is to be an independent contractors and are not affiliated by any media organizations, intending to get a “scoop news” and sell it to gossip magazines on higher price. Most celebrities complain about the extent of invading their private life by the paparazzi and some of these celebrities, have filed restraining orders against these paparazzi, and their reputation is a nuisance, that in some states and countries especially in European country they restrict the paparazzi’s activities by passing laws and curfews and organized events in which paparazzi are not allowed to take photographs.
1) Wesley Snipes
Wesley Trent Snipes an American actor, film producer, and martial artist, best known for his character role Blade in the Marvel comics Blade film trilogy. Wesley Snipes began serving a three-year prison sentence in McKean Federal Correctional Institution a federal prison in McKean County, Pennsylvania, for misdemeanor failure to file U.S. federal income tax returns in 2010. Wesley Snipes, Eddie Ray Kahn ( founded the American Rights Litigators group and ran the Guiding Light of God Ministries for-profit businesses and “Eddie Kahn and Associates” which according to the U.S. Justice Department, these all three organizations were operating illegal tax evasion) and Douglas P. Rosile were charged with one count of conspiring to defraud the United States and one count of knowingly making or aiding and approve making false and fraudulent claim for payment against the United States on October 12, 2006. Snipes was also charged with six counts of willfully failing to file federal income tax returns by their filing dates. On April 24, 2008, Snipes was sentenced to three years in prison for willful failure to file federal income tax returns, and was released from prison in April 2 2013, Tuesday, Eddie Kahn is incarcerated at the Rivers Correctional Institute, a federal facility at Winton, North Carolina. As a result of his latest convictions, his scheduled release date was changed from July 18, 2015 to April 21, 2026. and Douglas Rosile was incarcerated at the Federal Community Corrections Office at Cincinnati, Ohio, and was released on June 1, 2012. Snipes has been married twice, first to April Snipes, with whom he has a son, Jelani Asar Snipes, born in 1988. In 2003, Snipes married painter Nakyung “Nikki” Park, with whom he has four children, son Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes, daughter Iset Jua-T Snipes (born 2001), son Alaafia Jehu-T Snipes (born 2004), and son Alimayu Moa-T Snipes (born 2007). Snipes spends a lot of time in South Korea, Park’s home country which Snipes consider it as his “second home.”Snipes, who was raised a Christian, converted in 1978 to Islam, but left Islam in 1988.
2) Cee Lo Green
Thomas DeCarlo Callaway better known by his stage name Cee Lo Green, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actor, and became widely known as Goodie Mob member a southern hip hop group, and as part of the Gnarls Barkley soul duo with Danger Mouse, however, he took a break from Gnarls Barkley to pursue a solo career and release on August 19 his “Fuck You” single which became an instant hit. Cee Lo Green is one of the coaches for the TV show, The Voice contestants on seasons one to Season 3. Green will be returning as a coach on the fifth season. Cee Lo was married to Christina Johnson, and have a son Kingston Green born in 2000, until they divorced in 2005. Cee Lo Green was accused of sexual battery and is being investigated by the LAPD on October 30, 2012, and the woman accused Cee Lo of sexual battery, stated that the assault occurred in a popular L.A. sushi restaurant. Another controversy was at the April 2011 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, when Cee Lo was 25 minutes late, to perform five songs, including “Forget You” and “Don’t Stop Believin'” a cover of Journey’s album. Green’s set was scheduled to end at 5:40 pm, so Green apologized for being late, but he said it was not his fault, because of flight delayed, however, the audio from his microphone was quickly cut off, and received boos from the audience when Green walked out from the stage. On June 16, 2011, journalist Andrea Swensson a journalist of City Pages, made a negative review about one of Green’s performances, and written, “failed to measure up to the fun factor of his recorded material”. Green tweeted the following day in response for Swensson’s comment, “I respect your criticism but be fair! People enjoyed last night! I’m guessing ur gay? And my masculinity offended u? well fuck U!”. And Cee Lo Green immediately received negative responses from some of his Twitter followers, to which he replied “Apologies gay community! what was homophobic about that?” Green and said that his comments were in good fun, that “I am not harboring any sort of negative feeling toward the gay community”. On December 31, 2011, Green sang Imagine by John Lennon, on the eve of December 31, 2011, just before the New Year’s Eve ball drop at New York City Time Square, in which Green replaced the “and no religion, too” line with “and all religion’s true”. Critics and some people claimed this as an “imaginary revision” of the meaning behind John Lennon’s original “Imagine” lyrics. Shortly After his performance, Green responded via Twitter; that he didn’t mean to disrespect the lyric when he replaced it, and was just trying say a “world where u could believe what u wanted that’s all” [“thus was it written”], and deleted a series of event to his Twitter.
3) Paris Jackson Attempted Suicide
Paris Jackson, the 15-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson, was rushed to a hospital after cutting one of her wrists early Wednesday morning, sources close to the Jackson family told CNN. Prior to the incident, Paris, along with her grandmother, Katherine Jackson, and her brothers, Prince and Blanket, sued AEG Live for liability in 2009’s drug overdose death of Michael Jackson. The Jackson family and the Jackson lawyers, and Boyle stated that, “It is AEG who is putting this case at Paris’ back door.” “A grilling of a child regarding the loss of her father is going to create a lot of pressure, was asked intimate details about her father personal life and her father’s death which was a very intense situation.” Paris was recently reunited with Debbie Rowe, her biological mother, who bowed out of her life when she was an infant, and Paris, has been spending time with Rowe on her horse farm. Through Rowe’s lawyer, she issued an statement Wednesday morning: “We appreciate everyone’s thoughts for Paris at this time and their respect for the family’s privacy.”Some rumors reported that, Paris was saddened learning that his brother Prince is not her biological brother having different father and surrogate mother.
4) Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva
Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson now age 57, is an American actor, film director, producer and screenwriter, was born in Peekskill, New York, moved to Sydney, Australia with his parents, when he was 12 years old. Mel Gibson was an unknown actor and was working for the South Australian Theater Company, when he met and married his wife, Robyn Denise Moore, a dental nurse, on June 7, 1980, in Forestville, New South Wales, in a Roman Catholic church. Together they have one daughter, six sons, and three grandchildren as of 2011. Mel and Robyn Gibson separated on July 29, 2006 after 26 years of marriage. Gibson said in an interview in 2011, that their separation began following his arrest for drunk driving in Malibu. Robyn Gibson filed for divorce on April 13, 2009, citing irreconcilable differences, however, the filing of divorce was followed by the release of photographs in March 2009, showing Mel Gibson embracing Russian pianist, Oksana Grigorieva on a beach. Oksana Grigorieva, the 43 year-old pianist, singer and songwriter also served as Gibson’s executive producer, who previously had a son with former James Bond actor, Timothy Dalton. Mel Gibson and Robyn Gibson’s divorce was finalized on December 23, 2011, and the settlement with his ex-wife was said to be the highest in Hollywood history at over $400,000,000. Grigorieva gave birth to Gibson’s daughter Lucia on October 30, 2009, however, it was made public that Gibson and Grigorieva had split in April 2010. Oksana Grigorieva filed a restraining order on June 21, 2010 against Gibson to keep him away from her and their child, and the restraining order was modified the next day regarding Gibson’s contact with their daughter. Gibson obtained a restraining order against Grigorieva on June 25, 2010, in response to her claims of domestic violence that occurred in January 2010. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department launched a domestic violence investigation in July 9, 2010, where some audio recordings alleged to be of Gibson were posted on the internet. William Morris Endeavor, Gibson’s agency dropped him that same day. The Civil Rights activists alleged that Gibson had shown behaviors of racism, sexism and anti-Semitism and called for a boycott of Gibson’s movies. Robyn Gibson, Gibson’s estranged wife, filed a court statement declaring that she never experienced any abuse from Gibson in defense for her ex husband. Mel Gibson agreed to plead no contest in March 2011,to a misdemeanor battery charge. Oksana Grigorieva dropped claims of domestic violence abuse against Mel Gibson in May 2011, settled with Gibson in August 2011, and was awarded $750,000, joint legal custody and a house in Sherman Oaks, California until their 3-year-old daughter Lucia turns 18. Grigorieva sued her attorneys in 2013, accusing them of advising her to sign a bad agreement, including one with her taking legal action against Gibson that would compromise her financial settlement.
5) Ryan Phillippe
Matthew Ryan Phillippe better known as Ryan Phillippe, is an American actor noted for his soap opera appearance One Life To Live, and came to fame in films I Know Waht You Did Last Summer, Cruel Intentions and 54 in the late 1990s. Phillippe was married to Reese Witherspoon, an actress, from 1999 to 2007 (at the end of 2006, they separated and divorced in October 2007, and married Jim Toth a talent agent in 2011). Phillippe and Witherspoon have a daughter and a son together.Phillippe also has a daughter from a relationship with actress Alexis Knapp during their brief relationship in the summer of 2010, before splitting in September 2010. Knapp discovered that she was pregnant, after their break-up, and gave birth on July 1, 2011, to a daughter, Kailani Merizalde Phillippe Knapp, and Phillippe was present during the child birth. While filming So Undercover she was pregnant with her daughter. According to People Magazine, Phillippe is currently dating Paulina Slagter, a 22-year-old college student and model.
6) Charlie Sheen
Carlos Irwin Estévez best known by his stage name Charlie Sheen, is an American actor. In 2010, Sheen was the highest paid actor on per episode of Two and a Half Men television series and earned US$1.8 million. Charlie Sheen’s personal life has also made headlines, including controversial reports about drug abuse, alcohol, marital problems, and domestic violence allegations. In March 7, 2011, Sheen was fired by CBS and Warner Bros Two and a Half Men, and was replaced by Ashton Kutcher. While Sheen underwent a drug rehabilitation program in his home, his third attempt at rehab in 12 months, the Two and a Half Men productions took a break in the continuity of a work in January 2011. The following month, however, CBS canceled the season’s four remaining episodes after Charlie Sheen made derogatory comments in public about Chuck Lorre, the series’ creator, and Warner Bros, and was banned from entering its production lot. Sheen has been married three times and has five children. His first daughter, Cassandra Jade Estevez, (that in January 2013, was reported to be pregnant, with Sheen’s first grandchild) was born on December 12, 1984, to his former high school girlfriend, Paula Profit, or Paula Speert. In January 1990, Sheen accidentally shot his fiancee, Kelly Preston, (now married to John Travolta) in the arm. After this incident, Preston broke off the engagement. Charlie Sheen dated a number of adult film actresses Ginger Lynn and Heather Hunter in the 1990’s. Sheen married Donna Peele on September 3, 1995, but later divorced in 1996. Sheen married actress Denise Richards on June 15, 2002, together they have two daughters, Sam and Lola Sheen. Denise Richards filed for divorce in March 2005, accusing Sheen of alcohol, drug abuse and threats of domestic violence. In November 2006, the divorce was finalized and preceded a custody battle over their two daughters. Sheen married Brooke Mueller on May 30, 2008, who later gave birth to their twin sons, Bob and Max Sheen. Sheen filed for divorce on November 2010 . Sheen was arrested for assaulting his wife, Brooke Mueller in Aspen, Colorado on December 25, 2009, but was released the same day from jail after posting an $8,500 bail. Sheen was charged with felony menacing, with third-degree assault and criminal mischief. On August 2, 2010, Sheen, was represented by Yale Galander, (a Criminal Defense Attorney based in Miami, Florida, best known for representing yhe cpntroversial 2000 O.J. Simpson trial), Sheen pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault as part of a plea bargain that included dismissal of the other charges against him. Sheen was sentenced to 30 days in a drug rehab center, 30 days of probation, and 36 hours of anger management. On March 1, 2011, Police and the social services removed his twin sons, Bob and Max from Sheen’s home, after Mueller obtained a restraining order against Sheen, according to People magazine, and. Sheen told NBC’s Today, that he stayed very calm and focused. On May 2, 2011, Sheen and Mueller’s divorce was finalized. Sheen was currently living with Rachel Oberlin,a model and pornographic actress and Natalie Kenly a graphic designer, on March 1, 2011, whom he called his “goddesses”. After a month, on April 2011, Oberlin left Sheen and Kenly left in June 2011. Sheen stated in an interview with Piers Morgan Tonight in January 2013, that he was in a relationship with Georgia Jones, an adult film actress.
7) Halle Berry
Halle Maria Berry born Maria Halle Berry, the 46 year-old actress and former fashion model. Berry was involved in a traffic collision in February 2000, which she left the scene of the accident, and in some media, they complained of Halle Berry’s misdemeanor hit and run charge was discriminating treatment, as she also was been the driver in an alleged hit-and-run incident three years earlier in which no charges were filed. Berry pleaded no contest, serving the community service, paid a fine and was under three years’ probation. A civil lawsuit was settled out of court. From March 1989 to October 1991, Berry dated John Ronan, Chicago dentist. Ronan sued Berry in November 1993, for $80,000 in what he claimed were unpaid loans to help launch her career. Berry contend against that the money was a gift, and a judge dismissed the case due to Ronan did not list Berry as a debtor when he filed in 1992’s bankruptcy. Berry married David Justice , a baseball player on January 1, 1993 shortly after midnight, but separated in February 1996 and officially divorced on June 24, 1997. Halle Berry stated that she was so depressed that she was considering taking her own life, but was concerned about how the afterlife would be for someone who had committed suicide. On January 24, 2001, Halle Berry married ,Eric Benét American R&B and neo soul singer and songwriter, her second husband, following a two-year courtship. Benét underwent sex addiction treatment in 2002. On October 2003, Berry announced their separation after enduring media speculations regarding Berry and Benet’s marital problems. Their divorce was finalized on January 3, 2005. In November 2005, Berry began dating 37 year old Gabriel Aubry, a French-Canadian model, where both met at a photo-shoot for Versace. On March 16, 2008, Berry gave birth to their daughter Nahla Ariela Aubry. Berry and Aubry announced their separation on April 30, 2010, and after the separation, the couple had a dispute over their daughter’s custody and this controversy was a highly-publicized custody battle, centered on Berry’s primarily desire to move with their daughter Nahla from the couple’s former residence in Los Angeles, to France, Olivier Martinez‘s native land. Halle Berry, age 46 met Martinez, a French actor, in 2010 while filming Dark Tide in South Africa, and became engaged in 2012. Gabriel Aubry objected to Berry’s move, on the grounds that it would interfere with their joint custody arrangement. In November 2012, A judge denied Berry’s request to move Nahla to France prior to the fight between Aubry and Martinez, in light of Aubry’s objections in November 22, 2012, resulting to Martinez and Aubry was treated to the hospital for injuries obtained after an altercation at Berry’s home. Olivier Martinez performed a citizen’s arrest on Gabriel Aubry, and because the incident was considered domestic violence, the immediate temporary protective order was granted preventing Aubry from coming within 100 yards of Berry, Martinez, and Nahla until November 29, 2012. In turn, On November 26, 2012, Aubry obtained a temporary restraining order against Olivier Martinez, and affirmed that the altercation started when Martinez threatened to kill Aubry if he did not allow Nahla, his daughter with the couple to move to France. Photos were included for the Leaked court documents showing significant injuries to Aubry’s face, which were widely displayed in the media. Halle Berry’s lawyer announced that Berry and Aubry had reached an amicable custody agreement in court on November 29, 2012. In April 2013, Berry’s representative confirmed that, the 46 years old actress, Halle Berry is three months pregnant with Martinez’s baby boy.
8) Lady Gaga
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta best known as Lady Gaga, recognized for her flamboyant, fashion, performances and music videos, has identified fashion as a major influence and her inspirations and has been compared to English eccentrics Leigh Bowery, Isabella Blow and recording artist Cher, her muse Donatella Versace and her closed friend British designer, the late Alexander McQueen. Lady Gaga is a natural brunette, but changed and bleached her hair blonde because she was mistaken often for the late singer Amy Winehouse. Lady Gaga was known for her donations and helping relief funds for natural disasters, such as Haiti earthquake in 2010, for reconstruction relief funds. All profits from her official online store on that day were also donated, that an estimated total of US$500,000 was collected for the fund. On March 11, 2011, Lady Gaga post a message on her Tweeter, a link to Japan Prayer Bracelet, several hours after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in 2011, hit Japan. All income from a bracelet designed and personalized by Lady Gaga, in conjunction with the company was donated to relief efforts. The bracelets raised $1.5 million, as of March 29, 2011, however, Alyson Oliver, a lawyer, filed a lawsuit in June 2011, against Lady Gaga in Detroit in June 2011, noting that the bracelet was subject to a sales tax and an added shipping charges to the price of $3.99. Oliver also believed that not all proceeds from the bracelets would go to the relief efforts, demanding a public accounting of the campaign and refunds for people who had bought the bracelet. But according to Lady Gaga’s spokesperson, called the lawsuit “meritless” and “misleading”. On June 25, 2011, Lady Gaga performed at a MTV Japan charity show on June 25, 2011 in Makuhari Messe, benefited by the Japanese Red Cross. Another controversy about Lady Gaga, during her performance to the MTV Video Music Awards in 2010, when she wore a dress made of raw beef, with her boots, a purse, and a hat that were also all made out of raw beef, which was condemned by animal rights groups.
9) Sam Jones III
Samuel L. Jones III known as Sam Jones III sometimes Samuel Jones, is an American actor, known for his role as Pete Ross on the first three seasons of the Smallville (Superman) television series, in Glory Road 2006 film as Willie Worsley and on Blue Mountain State as Craig Shilo. Jones III was taken into custody by Drug Enforcement Administration agents in October 2009, on charges of drug trafficking, and was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute. Jones III, pleaded guilty to conspiracy on December 16, 2010, to sell more than 10,000 oxycodone pills. According to documents filed in U.S. District Court, Jones III was named the “Hollywood connection” in a plot to illegally purchase and distribute the drug, facing 21 years in federal prison. Jones was sentenced on June 22, 2011, to 366 days in federal prison, receiving leniency from the Judge due to the “minor role” he played in the plot. Federal prosecutors had initially requested a 5-year prison term. Jones began serving his sentence on December 6, 2011, at the Lompoc Correctional Complex in California, and was transferred to Long Beach, California to a federal community corrections facility. On October 12, 2012, Jones III, was released after serving 10 months in prison. Jones III was rumored dating Karissa Shannon, in March 2010, with whom he created a sex video tape. Jones III was misrepresented publicly in 2011 about his age as 28 years old, when he was actually 32.
10) Tobey Maguire
Tobias Vincent “Tobey” Maguire is an American actor and film producer who began his career in the late 1980s, best known for his Spiderman role as Peter Parker, in Sam Raimi’s 2002 to 2007 Spiderman trilogy film. Maguire’s hard-partying lifestyles with his fellow teen actors, affected his work, then he sought help for a drinking problem from Alcoholics Anonymous, and became sober since the treatment, and as part of his alcoholism recovery and learned to deal with his “addictive and compulsive nature” as he describe himself and changed his path on his career slowly. In 2003, Maguire met Jennifer Meyer, a jewelry designer while he was shooting the movie Seabiscuit at Universal Studios. On September 3, 2007, Maguire and Meyer were married in Kona, Hawaii. On November 10, 2006, their eldest daughter Ruby Sweetheart Maguire was born, and on May 8, 2009, their second child, Otis Tobias Maguire. Maguire joined poker tournament in 2004, and can be seen on 2005-2006’s ESPN coverage and 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event Championship. In addition, Phil Helmuth, a professional poker player, stated that during the Poker After Dark episode on June 28, 2007, Tobey Maguire has won $10 million by playing poker in Hollywood. In 2007 World Series of Poker, Maguire survived days 1a, 2a and 3 but was eliminated in 292nd place on the fourth day, winning $39,445 in prize money.
11) Jesse James
American television personality and former West Coast Choppers (manufacturing custom-made motorcycles, but now no longer functioning) CEO, Jesse Gregory James. James was first married to Karla James and has three children together, daughter and a son with his first wife, Karla James, to whom he was married from 1991 to 2002, and a daughter with his second wife, Janine Lindemulder, producer, stripper and porn star, to whom he was married from 2002 to 2004. Lindemulder, Jame’s ex wife, who had been in federal prison for six months for tax evasion, sought to regain custody of her then five-year-old daughter, Sunny with James, in October 2009, after James had been granted sole guardianship of her. But James sought to retain full custody of Sunny, citing fear of the environment in which his daughter would be placed if returned to Lindemulder. James won custody, in December and Lindemulder was given weekly visitation rights during the daytime. James married his third wife, Sandra Bullock, actress on July 16, 2005, after they met, when Bullock, arranged for her 10-year-old godson, a fan, to tour the set of Monster Garage. A media scandal became viral in March 2010, when several women claimed to have affairs with James during his marriage to Bullock. James issued a public apology on March 18, 2010, in response to the infidelity rumors to wife, Sandra Bullock. James declared in his apology, that “There is only one person to blame for this whole situation, and that is me”, and asked that his wife and children one day “to find it in their hearts to forgive me for their pain and embarrassment”. Bullock had filed for divorce, on April 28, 2010, and also stated that she had proceeded with plans to adopt a baby boy born in New Orleans, which started the initial adoption process four years earlier. Actually, the said child began living with them in January 2010, but they chose to keep quiet about the child, until after the March 2010 Oscars, Bullock continued the adoption of the baby as a single parent. On June 28, 2010, their divorce was finalized citing with “conflict of personalities” as the reason. Kat Von D, tattoo artist confirmed reports that she and James were dating in August 2010, and became engaged in January 2011, split in July 2011, and after almost a month, James and Von D announced that their engagement was back on August 2011. Von D announced that she and James had broken up again in September 2011, accused James of cheating on her with multiple women during their relationship. James became engaged to professional drag racer Alexis DeJoria in late 2012, and were married on March 24, 2013 at the estate of the bride’s father, entrepreneur John Paul DeJoria. Jesse James was fined $271,250 by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in 2007, after state officials determined that James, had sold customized motorcycles were emitting 10 times the hydrocarbons legal limits in violation of California’s clean-air laws. James faced a $422,680 breach of contract lawsuit in July 2008, from a customer, Michael Jones, who hired James to build him a custom car, who contended that after paying $270,000 over two years, the car was still incomplete, and that James told Michael Jones, that it would cost between $600,000 and $700,000. James faced another lawsuit from his former lawyer for $327,533 in unpaid fees in September of that same year.
12) John Travolta
John Joseph Travolta American actor, dancer, and singer, a certified private pilot, and owns five aircraft, including an ex-Qantas Boeing 707-138 airliner, bearing the name Jett Clipper Ella in honor of his children.Travolta acts as an official goodwill ambassador for the airline wherever he flies, thus his 707 aircraft was bearing tha Qantas mark. Travolta own a runway and taxiway right in front of his door on Greystone Airport located in his $4.9 million estate in the Jumbolair subdivision in Ocala, Florida. Travolta married Kelly Preston, actress, in 1991 and have three children together, their eldest son Jett, born April 13, 1992, who died on January 2, 2009 of Kawazaki disease, he was suffering since he was age 2, daughter, Ella Bleu, born in 2000 and a third child, Benjamin, a son, was born on November 23, 2010 in Florida.Travolta has been a practicing Scientology since 1975. In May 2012, A masseur, named Fabian Zanzi, a Chilean, who was working on a Royal Caribbean ship, the first of three alleged victims, said the actor spoke to him in aggressive manner, in 2009, while working on the liner at the time and was in charge of VIP guests. Zanzi stated that he refused the actor offered him $12,000 for sex, in Zanzi’s interview to the Spanish news website ABC.es. Zanzi filed a lawsuit against Travolta claiming of sexual assault and battery. Marty Singer, John Travolta’s lawyer, said that the allegations was fictional and complete fabrication and wanting their 15 minutes of fame. Singer also stated, that his client can prove that he was not in California that time, in question and asserted that Travolta would “sue the attorney and Plaintiff for malicious prosecution” after getting the case thrown out. A second masseur later joined the lawsuit claiming the same case, one in Atlanta and the other formerly in California have filed lawsuits against actor Travolta, claiming he sexually abused them, and both complainants are represented by attorney Okorie Okorocha. However, both lawsuits were dropped by the complainants and was dismissed without prejudgment. Judge Malcolm Mackey, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge, dismissed the defamation lawsuit filed by writer Robert Randolf against John Travolta and his lawyer, Marty Singer, on September 27, 2012, because the written letter by Singer in response to Randolph’s allegations in a book, it has a free speech protection. After Travolta’s son’s death, Jett, whom he confirmed speculation that his son had autism and suffered regular seizures and made immediate public statements while giving testimony after a multi-million dollar extortion plot against Travolta, regarding in his son’s death. Travolta dropped the charges after a mistrial and has thanked his family and friends and faith in helping him survive the premature death of his son, Jett.
13) Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger an Austrian-born American former professional bodybuilder, actor, businessman, investor, and politician, serving as the 38th Governor of California two terms, from 2003 until 2011. In 2011, Schwarzenegger completed his second term as governor, in 2011, and it was announced that he had separated from his wife for the last 25 years, Maria Shriver, niece of the late Joh F. Kennedy, Democrat US President, and a member of the influential Kennedy family. Together they have four children, Katherine Eunice Schwarzenegger, (born in Los Angeles on December 13, 1989), Christina Maria Aurelia Schwarzenegger (born July 23, 1991 in Los Angeles) Patrick Arnold Shriver Schwarzenegger (born September 18, 1993 in Los Angeles) and Christopher Sargent Shriver Schwarzenegger (born in Los Angeles on September 27, 1997). Shriver and Schwarzenegger separated after 25 years of marriage, on May 9, 2011, with Maria Shriver moving out of their Brentwood mansion. The Los Angeles Times, published on May 16, 2011, that Schwarzenegger had fathered a son more than fourteen years earlier with an employee in their household for 20 years, Mildred Patricia ‘Patty’ Baena, from Guatemala origin who resigned in January 2011. Schwarzenegger said in a statement issued to The Times, “after leaving the governor’s office, I told my wife about this event that occurred over a decade ago”, but did not mention that he had confessed to his wife only after Maria Shriver had confronted him which Shriver suspected about the child, and when she had done after confirming with the 50 year old housekeeper, Baena. Baena was already pregnant while working in the Schwarzenegger home while Shriver was pregnant with the youngest child, Christopher, of the couple’s four children. Joseph, Baena’s son with Schwarzenegger, was born in October 2, 1997, while Maria Shriver gave birth to Christopher on September 27, 1997. In 1998, Shriver and Schwarzenegger’s children accompanied Schwarzenegger to the lovechild’s baptism, and he was photographed teaching the boy how to play golf and swinging him playfully above his head. The boy was never told that Schwarzenegger was his father, in spite of Joseph’s and Arnold interaction and he was unaware of the fact until it was revealed by the media, and Schwarzenegger has taken financial responsibility for the child since birth and continued to provide support. In 2010, Schwarzenegger bought a new, four-bedroom house, with a pool, in Bakersfield, north of Los Angeles, for Baena and their son according to KNX 1070 radio report. In 1997, Baena separated from her husband, Rogelio Baena , a few months after Joseph’s birth, and filed for divorce in 2008. Baena’s ex-husband Rogelio, stated that the child’s birth certificate was falsified and was planning to sue Schwarzenegger for engaging in conspiracy to falsify a public document, which is a serious crime in California. Schwarzenegger was in trouble after the initial petition made, when the spousal support was not included and a reimbursement of attorney’s fees, and stated that this was not intentional and that he signed the initial documents without reading it properly. Schwarzenegger has filed amended divorce papers to fix the problem. Actress, Brigitte Nielsen, (Sylvester Stallone’s ex wife) also revealed that she had an affair with Schwarzenegger following the infidelity scandal while he was still in a relationship with Shriver, saying, “Maybe I wouldn’t have got into it if he said ‘I’m going to marry Maria’ and this is dead serious, but he didn’t, and our affair carried on.”
14) Hugh Hefner
Hugh Marston Hefner, age 87, founder and chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises and a magazine publisher. In 1949, Hefner married Northwestern University student Mildred Williams (born 1926), and together they had two children, Christie Hefner (born 1952) and David (born 1955). Before the wedding, Mildred confessed to Hefner, that she had had an affair while he was away in the Army. Hefner revealed that Mildred allowed him to sleep with other women, out of guilt for her infidelity and in the hopes that it would preserve their marriage, however, the couple divorced in 1959. Hefner remade himself as a person who enjoys the good things of life, experimented bisexuality, a lifestyle he promoted in his magazine and two TV shows he hosted. At the age of 59, Hefner had a minor stroke in 1985. And he toned down from his lifestyle of wild, all-night parties and in 1988, daughter Christie began to run the Playboy empire. In 1989, he married Playmate of the Year Kimberley Conrad, and together had two sons, Marston Glenn (born 1990) and Cooper Bradford (born 1991). Conrad moved into a house next door to the Playboy mansion after their separation in 1998. Hefner filed for divorce from Conrad stating irreconcilable differences after an 11 years of separation, and stated that he only remained married to her for the sake of his children, and his youngest child had just turned 18. In March 2010, the divorce was finalized. Hefner was began dating Crystal Harris, his new “Number One” girlfriend, along with Kristina and Karissa Shannon, 20-year-old identical twin models with the relationship ended in January 2010. Hefner presented an engagement ring to Crystal Harris, on December 24, 2010, announcing publicly the proposal, had planned to marry June 18, 2011. Just 5 days before the wedding, Harris called off the wedding. On December 31, 2012, Harris and Hefner were married after they reconciled, Hefner was 86 and Harris was 26. Hefner announced that his youngest son with Kimberley Conrad, Cooper Bradford would succeed him and eventually help run the Playboy Empire in 2013.
15) Fran Drescher
Francine Joy “Fran” Drescher a film and television actress, comedian, producer, and activist, is best known for her role in The Nanny hit TV series as Fran Fine, with her nasal voice and New York accent. Drescher was a uterine cancer survivor, and underwent an emergency hysterectomy to treat the disease. Drescher is known as an outspoken healthcare advocate and support issues and LGBT rights activist, after her ex husband, Jacobson, came out, and currently residing in Malibu, California. In 1996, Drescher and husband, writer and producer Peter Marc Jacobson, separated, later divorced in 1999. The couple are childless. Drescher and Jacobson remain friends and business partners. Drescher stated, “our love is unique, rare, and unconditional unless he’s being annoying.” An unforgettable ordeal occurred in January 1985, where two armed robbers broke into the Los Angeles apartment of Drescher and Jacobson, while one robber searched in their home, the other raped Drescher and her friend at gunpoint. Jacobson was tied up and physically attacked, and was forced to witness the entire ordeal. Fran Drescher’s ordeal took many years to recover and reveal the story to media. At the time the crime was committed, Drescher’s rapist, was on parole, and was captured and was returned to prison and sentenced to two life sentences.
Peter Marc Jacobson
The actor, television writer, director and producer Peter Marc Jacobson, also known as the co-creator of The Nanny sitcom, which he created and wrote with Fran Drescher, his then wife actress, who was also the star of the series. In 1978, Jacobson married Fran Drescher, and both are 21 years old at that time. The couple moved to Los Angeles to launch their careers. Jacobson was assaulted and forced to watch his wife’s rape, in January 1985 at their Los Angeles home, when two convicted robbers ransacked their home. Jacobson and Drescher divorced in 1999, after being separated for three years. Jacobson came out as gay after their marriage ended, but remained friends and business partner. The couple produced for TV Land, Happily Divorced the 2011 television series based on their lives.
16) Dan Marino
Former American Miami Dolphins of the National Football League football quarterback, Daniel Constantine “Dan” Marino, Jr. Marino had a cameo role in the comedy Ace Ventura: Pet Detective in 1994 alongside Jim Carey and Courteney Cox, appeared in a cameo role as himself, in the Little Nicky comedy Adam Sandler’s film, where he asked “Satan for a Super Bowl ring”. In 1999, Marino voiced himself in The Simpsons, as guest-starring role in Season ten episode “Sunday, Cruddy Sunday”and a cameo roles in Holy Man and Bad Boys II. In January 2013, Marino admitted that in 2005, he fathered a child with Donna Savattere, a CBS Sports production assistant in their Manhattan studio, a fact that he had only shared with his wife previously. Marino had given Donna Savattere millions of dollars to keep quiet regarding their daughter, Chloe, who was born on June 2005, from the public. Donna Savattere has two children, 7 year old Chloe, fathered Dan Marino, and another child with current husband, Nahil Younis. In 2009, Donna and Nahil had an orange wedding motif in Sagaponack, New York. They couple met in the Bahamas at a New Year’s Eve party.
Donna was paid millions to relocate across the country, and moved to Texas, but now currently living in New York City with her love child Chloe, and husband and another child from Younis. Dan Marion, 51, confirmed the affair on January 30,2013, “My wife and I have been married for almost 30 years and have six children together,” during his 28th wedding anniversary. “And we continue to be a strong and loving family,” Dan continued in his statement. Dan and Claire Marino, have six children together.
17) Tiki Barber
Atiim Kiambu Hakeem-Ah “Tiki” Barber is a former American football running back who played in the NFL, was drafted by the New York Giants of the NFL Draft in 1997’s second round. Tiki Barber has an identical twin brother, Ronde Barber, a cornerback played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tiki Barber filed papers with the NFL to come out of retirement on March 8, 2011, but he has not been signed by any NFL team. Barber began a second career as a television broadcaster after his retirement from the NFL. Barber landed a role with NBC Today program, however, on June 23, 2010, Wednesday, according to report from the New York Post, that NBC has dropped him from his The Today Show NBC’s contributor’s role. In May 2010 the NBC network let go of Barber quietly, after his contract was not renewed by NBC earlier that year. Tiki Barber is a morning host for CBS Sports Radio with Dana Jacobson and Brian Tierney currently. On May 15, 1999, Tiki Barber married Ginny Cha, his college sweetheart and fellow University of Virginia alumni, formerly living in New York City. They have two sons and twin daughters, A.J. (Atiim Kiambu Junior, born on July 8, 2002), Chason, born on March 18, 2004, and twin daughters born on May 24, 2010. In 2010, It became publicly known that Barber left his pregnant wife, Ginny Cha in 2009, for Traci Lynn Johnson, the 23-year-old former NBC intern. Barber described hiding out with Traci Johnson in the attic of his agent Mark Lepselter so that he wouldn’t get caught, as he revealed in May 20, 2011 Sports Illustrated issue. Barber was quoted as saying that “Lep’s Jewish, and it was like a reverse Anne Frank (one of the most discussed Holocaust’s Jewish victims) thing.” His comments were immediately condemned by the New York media. Tiki Barber and Taci Lynn Johnson married in July 2012.
18) Matthew Fox
American actor Matthew Chandler Fox, known for his roles on Party of Five as Charlie Salinger and on Lost a supernatural television drama series as Jack Shephard. Fox met his wife, Margherita Ronchi, at university, and both got married in 1992. They have two children, a daughter named Kyle and a son named Byron. Matthew Fox was reported on August 28, 2011, to have punched a female bus driver in the chest and pelvic area after Fox attempted to board a party bus outside Christie’s Cabaret, in Cleveland, Ohio, reserved for a private bachelor party. However, on September 16, 2011, a spokeswoman for the city of Cleveland announced that prosecutors had decided not to charge Matthew Fox. Fox was arrested for DUI (driving under the influence) in Oregon, and was taken into custody and released that same day on May 6, 2012. On June 1, 2012, The lawyer of Fox entered a plea of no contest to one count of DUI in Deschutes County Circuit Court and in their statement, they will move forward with a diversion program to avoid criminal charges.
19) Kristen Stewart
Actress Kristen Jaymes Stewart best known for The Twilight Saga as Isabella ” Bella“ Swan. She has also starred in Panic Room film in 2002, 2004 Speak, 2005 Zathura, 2007 The Messengers, 2009 Adventureland, 2010 Runaways, 2012 Snow White and the Huntsman and 2012 On the Road. On November 16, 2007, Stewart play main character Bella Swan in the film Twilight, based on Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling novle vampire romance, starred with Robert Pattinson playing the role of Edward Cullen,as Bella’s character’s vampire boyfriend. Stewart is currently residing in Los Angeles. In an interview with Vanity Fair, in 2008, Kristen Stewart revealed that she was in a relationship with her 2004 Speak co-star, Michael Angarano. Since meeting on the set of Twilight in 2008, Stewart has been romantically linked to co-star Robert Pattinson since they met and starred in 2008 Twilight films, but never confirmed about their relationship for four years, but paparazzi photographs and eyewitness on the ‘secret affair’, triggered speculations and attentions from media and fans. Only in July 2012, Stewart officially revealed her relationship with Robert Pattinson for the first time, when Us Weekly published photos of Stewart having an affair with 42 year old Rupert Sanders, her director for the film Snow White and the Huntman. Stewart issued a public apology to Pattinson, after the day the photos were published. Rupert Sanders is married to married model Liberty Ross, together they have two children, daughter Skyla and son Tennyson. In January 2013, Liberty Ross filed for divorce from Sanders, seeking joint custody, spousal support, and legal fees. Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson reconciled, however they split again, and have been broken up for over a month now, and Pattinson has reportedly been seeing best friend actress, Katy Perry since the split. However, Some rumors claimed that Pattinson and Perry are more than just friends. In some reports Stewart even think that something could have happened between Pattinson and Perry, before her separation from Pattinson.
English actor, model, musician and producer, Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson started his showbiz career by portraying the role as Cedric Diggory in the famous hit films Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. And starred in the film adaptation of the Twilight novels by Stephenie Meyer, as Edward Cullen as the leading role. Pattinson came to worldwide fame,and established himself among the Hollywood’s highest paid and most bankable actors. Pattinson has ventured into doing small independent films since the Twilight series ended in 2012. Meanwhile, Katy Perry and Rob Pattinson was rumored to have been spending more time together, since the break up with Stewart. Pattinson and Perry, met up for a Björk concert at the Hollywood Palladium on Saturday night. According to a source, Perry and Pattinson, came together for the concert show but both left in separate ways, Perry headed out the back entrance, while Rob was seen sneaking around to smoke a cigarette with a male friend. Perry invited a group of friends, including Pattinson, to her Los Angeles home after the concert, and the party went smooth into the night according to report. In recent months, Pattinson and Perry are rumored to have been spending time together, fuelling speculation that a romance has blossomed. Katy Perry and Rob Pattinson’s closeness as friends, has long ignited dating rumors, especially now that both stars are currently single. Pattinson split from girlfriend Kristen Stewart some few month ago, and though Katy Perry called it quits with John Mayer, back in March. Pattinson and Perry are rumored frequently seen over the weekend spending time with a group of mutual friends in Los Angeles. Some sources said, Robert, 27, and Kristen, 23, seem to be keeping busy individually, since their recent breakup and spending lots of time with friends, as Kristen was seen with group of girlfriends recently at a sushi restaurant. Some source said, Perry and Pattinson were spotted over the weekend, May 26, Sunday, crashing a private wedding rehearsals, at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California, Perry’s hometown, and maybe their presence came as shock to the guests and even the bride and the groom. Sources described Perry, 28, wearing a hooded sweatshirt and big sunglasses during the said event. Some close friends insisted it was only a friendly date, because they showed no body language showing they were dating and just sat down together watching the wedding process. Pattinson has moved out from the Los Angeles home he shared with Stewart. Their relationship have been on and off since the Stewart’s infidelity scandal with Director Rupert Sanders last year.
Katy Perry, 28, and John Mayer, 35, was previously dating during summer of 2012, before their first time separation in August 2012. They first began dating after Katy Perry’s divorce from husband Russell Brand, which was finalized in February 2012. After splitting the second time, in less than a year, it was reported, that Perry and Mayer was spotted packing on the PDA on Monday in New York City at the Waldorf Astoria, both were seen kissing and rubbing one’s back. Perry, despite the on and off relationship with Mayer, she stated,” “I was madly in love with him. I still am madly in love with him. All I can say about that relationship is that he’s got a beautiful mind,” she said. “Beautiful mind, tortured soul. I do have to figure out why I am attracted to these broken birds.” In one interview, Katy Perry explained that she is happy to stay single until she has figured out what makes her beat. “I’m not in a relationship, I’m just on my own – I am myself in my own bed. I have to be happy being alone, and I am happy,” she said. “I believe that I will be loved again, in the right way. I know I’m worth it.” Katy Perry has previous relationship with Justin York, Matt Thiessen, Johnny Lewis, Travie McCoy, and ex husband, Russel Brand and her recent boyfriend was John Mayer. Perry and Russel Brand’s 14 months of marriage, led to Brand, filing for divorce on December 30, 2011, citing irreconcilable differences. A judge granted the divorce request on February 2012, after the settlement and agreement on financial issues. The divorce became effective in July 2012 followed by a mandatory of waiting period for six-month. Perry’s autobiographical movie, however, revealed there was a disagreement over starting their family together, led to the end of her marriage. Katy revealed in June 2013, that Russell Brand divorced her through a text message and never spoke to her again.
20) Chris Brown
American actor,recording artist and dancer, Christopher Maurice “Chris” Brown was lately involved in domestic violence scandals. On February 8, 2009, at estimated 12:30am, Chris Brown and then-girlfriend, Rihanna, recording artist, had a heated argument which led to physical violence, leaving Rihanna with visible facial injuries and rushed her to hospital for treatment. At 6:30pm, Brown turned himself in to the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire station and was booked under suspicion of making criminal threats, despite in the police report the name of the ‘female victim’ was not named, because of an incident as policy, the media sources revealed the victim was Rihanna. Brown was charged with felony assault on March 5 2009, and making criminal threats. On April 6, 2009, Brown was arraigned, and pleaded not guilty to one count of assault and one count of making criminal threats. Brown pleaded guilty to a felony and accepted a plea deal of community labor, five years’ formal probation and domestic violence counseling on June 22, 2009. Brown was sentenced to five years of probation, one year of domestic violence counseling, and 6 months of community service, on August 25, 2009. The presiding judge retained a five-year restraining order on Brown, requiring him to remain 50 yards away from Rihanna, 10 yards at public events.Chris Brown’s application for a visa to enter the UK was denied in June 2010, on the grounds of assault on Rihanna and “being guilty of a serious criminal offense”. Patricia Schnegg , a Superior Court Judge, ordered Brown’s community service be evaluated on July 10 or 11, 2012, and he was scheduled to appear in court with regard to the evaluation on August 21, 2012. Brown was tested positive for cannabis and appeared in court on September 25, 2012, while conducting his community service in Virginia, at which time his hearing date was changed to November, to determine whether or not he had violated the terms of his court order. On November 1, 2012, Chris Brown reappeared in court to to find out definitely whether or not he had violated his probation less than 24 hours after attending the same party with Rihanna, where Brown was reported, dressed as an Islamic terrorist. Brown attempted to address the court and was told by Mark Geragos, his lawyer, “I don’t dance; you don’t talk.”Chris Brown has been charged with a criminal hit and run, which stemmed from a minor car accident in May where Chris “rear ended a Mercedes” and refused allegedly to hand over the correct insurance and licence information to the other driver. Brown was also accused of driving without valid driver’s license, according to TMZ. Chris Brown has posted an angry response to his Tweeter, about the hit and run charges;”It’s not a hit and run if u get out the car, exchange information (who has NO DAMAGE to either cars),” he wrote. “This is really ridiculous. “I have a valid driver’s license and I gave the woman the right info. She saw cameras and wanted to make a scene,” Brown added. The City Attorney will also be referring the matter to the District Attorney’s office in Los Angeles County District for a possible probation violation in the assault case against Rihanna according to the website. Chris Brown, if found guilty, he could be in prison for up to four years for violating probation. Another blow for Chris Brown, who has also been accused of assaulting a 24 year old woman in Heat Ultra Lounge in Anaheim, California, claimed she could not walk after the said assault. However, TMZ posted a new video footage of the woman accuser reportedly showing her walking normally outside the club, just minutes after the woman claimed, Brown shoved her to the ground inside the club, and supposedly “tore her right knee ligaments,” she claims Brown “seriously injured”. Chris Brown has been involved in a number of much publicized altercations and scandals, including last year’s night club fight with rapper Drake and in January’s fight with R&B singer Frank Ocean outside a recording studio in West Hollywood, California.