SIMON COWELL SWATTED: SIMON COWELL is the latest celebrity to fall victim to the Hollywood trend of "swatting".
TMZ reports someone made an anonymous 9-1-1 Sunday afternoon alleging Cowell was being held hostage by thugs who'd bound and gagged him in a bathroom in his mansion. Cowell was home when police arrived but, of course, had no clue why it was being overrun by uniformed personnel.
Swatting is the term used when a fake 911 call summons a SWAT team to the home of an unsuspecting person. Other recent celebrity victims of the swatting craze include ASHTON KUTCHER and MILEY CYRUS.
'HALF MAN' PUTS SHOW ON BLAST: There's trouble on the set of "Two and a Half Men", but this time it’s not CHARLIE SHEEN stirring things up. Apparently the show’s half man, ANGUS T. JONES, has found religion because Jones is discouraging people from watching the show, calling it “filth”.
The 19-year-old, who plays Jake on the show, made the disparaging remarks in a promo video for his fundamentalist Christian church. "If you watch Two and a Half Men, please stop watching Two and a Half Men. I'm on Two and a Half Men and I don't want to be on it. Please stop watching it and filling your head with filth,” he said. Angus then goes on to suggest the show is part of the plan of “the enemy” – presumably Satan.
In the half-hour long interview, which just hit YouTube ... Jones admits to recently becoming more serious about his faith after realizing that his life was on a, quote, "downward trend" which included drug use and speeding tickets.
No one from CBS or the show has responded to his remarks, but Britain's "Daily Mail" tabloid says Angus' mom told them she was, quote, "concerned" that her son was being "exploited by the church," although she didn't elaborate.
(VIDEO LINK. The comments about "Two and a Half Men" begin at the 7:37 mark)
GABRIEL AUBRY TELLS COURT HALLE BERRY'S FIANCE THREATENED TO KILL HIM: More details have emerged about the Thanksgiving Day beat down HALLE BERRY'S fiancé gave her ex-boyfriend.
In a court filing on Monday, Berry's ex, GABRIEL AUBRY, claims that it was Halle's fiancé OLIVIER MARTINEZ who started everything. Gabriel says that the whole thing actually started the day before Thanksgiving at a school play for his and Halle's daughter Nahla.
He says Olivier walked up to him and whispered in his ear in French, quote, "I wish I could beat the shit out of you right now. You're lucky we're in a school right now. We're going to take Nahla right now and you're not going to follow us." The next day, when Gabriel brought Nahla to Halle's house, instead of the nanny greeting him as usual, he says Olivier came storming out of the house and threatened to kill him.
“You cost us $3 million," Aubrey says Martinez told him. "When you see the judge, you’re going to tell him you’re going to Paris or I’m going to kill you.” In his petition, Gabriel also posted some pictures of the can of whoop-ass Olivier opened up on his face. (PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO)
Meanwhile ... Radar Online is reporting that Gabriel's already in danger of losing shared custody of their daughter Nahla and might get booted out of the country as well. The site claims he could face deportation to his native Canada.
"During the time Gabe was being held at the police station," a source tells them, "he was asked if he was a United States citizen, and he said no. This is what triggered INS being contacted." According to Radar Online, "he doesn't need to be convicted in order to be deported -- the arrest is enough to terminate his visa."
IS GWEN STEFANI'S HUSBAND GRABBING THE HOT YOUNG NANNY'S BUTT?! WE REPORT, YOU DECIDE!: GWEN STEFANI'S man, GAVIN ROSSDALE, was photographed taking his sons hiking in West Hollywood over the weekend with the help of their hot, young, nanny. (PHOTO)
But that's not all the paparazzi photographed him doing. A few of the pics show his hand wandering dangerously close to her hot, young backside! (PHOTO) (PHOTO)
Now I don't want to make something out of nothing, but his touch sure seems pretty intimate to me. Maybe it's an optical illusion. I don't know. All I know is if my wife saw pictures of me doing that to some other woman, I would be getting an earful.
LINDSAY LOHAN DEVASTED BY 'LIZ & DICK' REVIEWS: LINDSAY LOHAN'S role as ELIZABETH TAYLOR in the highly anticipated Lifetime movie is getting panned by critics and Twitter users, and according to sources, Lindsay is devastated by the negative response.
“She has got used to all the negative press around her personal life but this is the first time she has experienced it about her work,” a close friend of Linds told The Huffington Post. “No matter how bad things were going for her personally, everyone would always agree that she was a great actress.”
Speaking of Ms. Lohan ... We heard yesterday that CHARLIE SHEEN gave her $100,000 to help her pay off some of her IRS debt and today we learn that money came out of Charlie's paycheck from "Scary Movie 5".
Word is Charlie was paid $250,000 to do a single scene with Lindsay and he didn't keep any of it. The rest of it went to three charities chosen by people involved in the movie, including the director and one of the producers. So maybe it was a gift and not a loan.
IDOL'S LATEST FEUD - STEVEN TYLER VS. NICKI MINAJ! WHO YOU GOT?: Move over, MARIAH. NICKI MINAJ may still have beef with you, but you're no longer her focus. Nicki has a new enemy -- former 'American Idol" judge STEVEN TYLER.
Tyler recently criticized Minaj for feuding with Carey in an interview with MTV News and then put her judging on blast, saying, "If it was Bob Dylan, Nicki Minaj would have had him sent to the cornfield. Whereas, if it was Bob Dylan with us, we would have brought the best of him out, as we did with Phillip Phillips."
Minaj was quick to hit up Twitter and fire back ... "You assume that I wouldn't have liked Bob Dylan??? Why? Black? Go f--- yourself and work about yourself babe." She then suggested that Steven didn't leave Idol on his own accord and was bitter about it.
"I understand you really wanted to keep your job, but take that up with the producers. I haven't done anything to you. That's a racist comment."
Nicki sure seems to love playing the race card, no? It's like everything's about race with her. Personally, I don't think Tyler was saying Nicki wouldn't like Bob Dylan because she was black or any other color. What I think he was saying was that he didn't think she would be patient enough with Bob Dylan to get the best out of him.
ANNA NICOLE SMITH'S DAUGHTER IN NEW 'GUESS' AD CAMPAIGN: Check Out ANNA NICOLE SMITH'S 6-year-old daughter Dannielynn's new ad campaign for 'Guess' ...
CELEBRITY TATTS - DEMI LOVATO: DEMI LOVATO got some new ink on her forearm ...
And look who inked her. Yup, that's KAT VON D!
SEPARATED AT BIRTH - ADELE AND MRS. DOUBTFIRE: What if Adele was Mrs. Doubtfire? She'd look like this ...