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August 5th, 2014 4:33pm EDT
Mischa Barton
Seven years after the end of The O.C., Mischa Barton is struggling to keep up with mortgage payments on her Beverly Hills home.

According to People, Barton is $100,000 behind on her mortgage payments on $8 million home. She bought the property in 2005 during the height of The O.C.'s popularity for $6.4 million, claims TMZ, then took out a loan for 4.2 million.

Following the end of the O.C. due to poor ratings, Barton struggled with drinking issues and was arrested for DUI. In 2009 she was held in psychiatric confinement while seeking medical attention for a tooth infection. "It was a full...
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Call 911: Cop Shows Have Officially Taken A Turn For The Absurd

August 3rd, 2014 12:25pm EDT
Call 911: Cop Shows Have Officially Taken A Turn For The Absurd
Who’s solving crime on television these days?

On one hand we’ve got “Detectives Olivia Benson” (Mariska Hargitay) and “Fin Tutuola” (Ice-T) careening up, siren blaring with the red light spinning on top of the car; the ubiquitous ‘Blue Bloods’ clan; the squads from ‘Rookie Blue’, ‘Major Crimes’, ‘Hawaii Five-0’, ‘Longmire’ and ‘Chicago PD’; plus those two from ‘Motive’, not to be confused with the other two from ‘The Bridge’ or ‘The Killing’ or ‘Murder In The First’.

What they all have in common is that, at least in these procedural dramas, all the characters are “on the job.” The down si...
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Hulk Hogan's Ex Wife Sued By Her Ex Lover For Making Him Do Hard Labor

August 1st, 2014 6:27am EDT
Linda Hogan and Charlie Hill
Hulk Hogan's ex-wife Linda Bollea is being sued by her former boy-toy fiance, who is looking for a $1.5 million payday for performing numerous "laborious tasks" for her during the time they were together.

Bollea, 54, began dating Hill shortly after her 2007 separation from the wrestler, when Hill was just 19 years old.

The couple dated until 2012.

The legal docs, obtained by TMZ, list things like waxing her yacht, landscaping and construction at her Simi Valley, California home and fertilizing 25 acres of avocado trees.

After amicably splitting, the couple reached a settlement and Charl...
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Man Who Killed & Raped Kelsey Grammer's Sister Denied Parole

July 30th, 2014 9:25pm EDT
Kelsey Grammer
Freddie Glenn, who raped and killed Kelsey Grammer's younger sister nearly 40 years ago, was denied parole on Wednesday.

The actor testified via video conference during Glenn's parole hearing on Tuesday, telling officials at the Buena Vista Correctional Facility in Colorado that although he had forgiven the man for kidnapping, abusing, and killing his sister Karen in 1975, he did not think Glenn should be released from prison.

Grammer told Glenn: "I accept your apology. I forgive you. However, I cannot give your release my endorsement. To give that a blessing would be a betrayal of my sis...
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Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Ordered To Take Anger Management Classes

July 29th, 2014 8:11am EDT
Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Ordered To Take Anger Management
"Jersey Shore" alum Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino has agreed to take anger management classes following a fight with his brother in June.

According to People, he was arrested after brawling with his brother Frank in a New Jersey tanning salon. They were reportedly fighting about how to run the business.

At the time of his arrest, Sorrentino claimed: "[Frank] was not running the store correctly, so I had to go in there and clean house, in more ways than one."

Earlier in June the tanning salon was in the news after employees contacted police over missing wages. According to TMZ, four emp...
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Rumor Patrol: Three Babies For The Kardashians, Another For Shakira, And More

July 19th, 2014 2:01pm EDT
Rumor Patrol: Three Babies For The Kardashians, Another For Shak
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

The Three Kardashian Sisters Are Expecting: The cover of Life & Style's latest issue claims Kourtney, Kim, AND Khloe Kardashian are all pregnant at the same time! While we knew about Kourtney being pregnant since June, it would be quite the coup for the mag to reveal Kim and Khloe's pregnancies before their E! TV partners. It also makes the story a little fishy...

Verdict: False. While Kim has talked a...
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Producers Of Gregg Allman Biopic Speak Out Over Production Assistant's Death

July 18th, 2014 3:08pm EDT
Gregg Allman
Producers of ill-fated Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider: The Gregg Allman Story have turned themselves in to police and spoken out over the death of a camera assistant that shut down production.

Director Randall Miller, writer/producer Jody Savin and producer Jay Sedrish have been charged with involuntary manslaughter over the death of Sarah Jones, 27, who was struck and killed by a train during shooting of the film in Wayne County, Georgia back in February.

Miller and Savin, who are husband-and-wife, have insisted that they haven't committed a crime and aren't responsible for Jones's d...
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Seth MacFarlane Being Sued For Ripping Off The Idea For 'Ted'

July 16th, 2014 10:22pm EDT
Seth MacFarlane
Comedian Seth MacFarlane is being sued by a California production company for allegedly ripping off the idea for his hit comedy Ted from them.

Video company Bengal Mangle Productions filed suit against MacFarlane and Universal Studios, claiming that they came up with the idea of a vulgar talking Teddy Bear, which "Ted" was blatantly based upon, first.

The suit claims that "Ted" is a stuffed bear that lives in "a human, adult world with all human friends," which is very similar too its own "Charlie The Abusive Teddy Bear" series.

A spokesman for the company described Charlie in a statemen...
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Tracy Morgan Suing Wal-Mart Over Fatal Turnpike Crash

July 12th, 2014 8:37am EDT
Tracy Morgan
Tracy Morgan has filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart over the highway crash that critically injured him and killed standup comedian James McNair last month.

The lawsuit claims Wal-Mart was negligent when Kevin Roper, the driver of the tractor-trailer smashed into the former 30 Rock star's limousine van. Declaring the company should have known their driver had been awake for over twenty four hours, and that his commute of 700 miles from his home in Georgia to work in Delaware was "unreasonable."

In the complaint filed Thursday, the statement reads "As a result of Walmart's gross, reckless, ...
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Justin Bieber Ordered To Take Anger Management Class For Throwing Eggs At Neighbor's House

July 10th, 2014 11:01am EDT
Justin Bieber Ordered To Take Anger Management Class For Throwin
Justin Bieber has been sentenced to two years probation and five days of community service and ordered to take an anger management class as a result of throwing eggs at a neighbor's home in California in January.

On Wednesday the singer was arraigned in court on a misdemeanor charge. He wasn't present, but his attorney entered the plea on his behalf.

According to TMZ.com, Bieber must complete 12 weeks of anger counseling and pay his Calabasas neighbor $80,900 in restitution. Originally, damage from the eggs was estimated to be $20,000; however, the judge said repairs were actually four ti...
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