Tuesday Briefs: Nadal takes Manhattan; George Michael sentenced; Chelsea and Perez feud; JLo “Idol” deal sealed?
Hope you are enjoying your day and your Greg In Hollywood posts.
Watched Rafael Nadal on Regis & Kelly this morning and it was hilarious because I really think Regis scared Rafa! Regis was just being his intense self and he pointed out to Rafa that he looks so imposing and mean in court with his headband on etc but so much less so right there in the studio.
Nadal really is kind of shy and goofy in these kind of interviews so it was funny to watch. Kelly remarked that Regis flirting with Rafa and he kind of was a little bit. And who could blame him!
The newly-crowned US Open champion also posed for pics, holding his new shiny trophy, for fans and later did a Q & A with commentator John McEnroe.
SENTENCED: It’s a great mystery why pop star George Michael, who can well afford a driver, keeps getting arrested for DUI.
It’s a good thing he has not hurt or killed someone and I hope he will have learned his lesson now that he has been sentenced to JAIL. Yup, the slammer! The big house!
He’s been sentenced to eight weeks in a British jail for driving under the influence and possession of marijuana after he drove his Range Rover through the storefront of a photo shop in London on July 4, the Associated Press reports.District Judge John Perkins
told the singer that “it does not appear that you took proper steps to deal with what is clearly an addiction to cannabis. That’s a mistake which puts you and, on this occasion, the public at risk.”
Police allegedly found Michael “spaced out” behind the wheel of his car after the collision. He admitted that he had smoked marijuana and had taken a sedative. He pleaded guilty to the charge soon after the accident. On two different occasions in 2006, the singer was found slumped over the steering wheel of his car, and also in that year, he hit three other cars as he was trying to leave a parking space.
BOMBS AWAY: Perez Hilton
was not impressed with Chelsea Handler’s
performance as host of Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards
and shared his thoughts on his blog.
Handler “really didn’t pull it off…For the most part, we were bored and just hoping she would shut the hell up so we could hear more music,” he wrote.
The Chelsea Lately star did not take the insult lightly and fired back via Twitter: “oh, f–k off. I had a blast and the show awesome last night. Bomb? Your life is a bomb.”
That was not the end of it. Hilton posted several Tweets ripping into Chelsea but probably should have stopped after simply stating “I’m more happy with my bomb life.”
HERE COMES THE JUDGE: It’s no secret that Jennifer Lopez is going to be one of the judges on American Idol next season. Sure, it’s not “official” yet but neither was Kara DioGuardi’s departure until she released a statement confirming what everyone else knew for almost a month.
But what is news is how much JLo will be paid for joining the Fox talent competition: $12 million!
According to reports, Lopez was hoping for movie and TV development deals to accompany and even larger Idol salary as well as input about her new co-judges, but Fox made no commitments and she settled for a the $12 million.
“She’s very excited,” a source close to Lopez says of the final deal.