Michael Kovac/WireImage (LOS ANGELES) — With best-selling books, a reality show and four kids, it seems that Tori Spelling can perhaps do it all. But sometimes she can get into trouble. The 39-year-old mom posted a photo to Instagram Wednesday of herself stranded on the side of the road with her four kids. “4 kids
Valerie Macon/Getty Images (MADISON, Wis.) — Oscar-nominated actor James Cromwell was arrested Thursday after he interrupted a University of Wisconsin Board of Regents meeting in Madison to protest the school’s alleged abuse of cats. In a video posted on YouTube, Cromwell and a PETA member identified as Jeremy Beckham are seen entering a meeting room while holding signs that showed a cat with a metal device attached to its head. The animal rights group claims the cat was the subject of an experiment at a University of Wisconsin lab. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the 73-year-old Cromwell was led out of the meeting in handcuffs while Beckham went limp on the floor and was dragged from the room.
Michael Becker / FOX (LOS ANGELES) — On Thursday’s episode of American Idol , the men who survived Hollywood week’s group round performed solo for the judges. By the end of the night, only 28 guys were left standing. The panel — Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban — announced eliminations after every eight contestants they saw. First up was Paul Jolley, who was so nervous and so hesitant to begin his performance that he seemed to test Mariah’s patience
BarackObama.com/YouTube (NEW YORK) — Lena Dunham was a vocal supporter of President Obama during his most recent presidential campaign. Now, the Girls creator and star is speaking up to deny a report claiming she didn’t vote in the election. The political website Room Eight , citing a “New York City’s voter file,” made the allegation on Wednesday.
Christopher Peterson/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic (NEW YORK) — Steven Tyler has had enough of the paparazzi and he’s lending his star power — and his name — to a new law in Hawaii that seeks to limit photographers’ ability to snap the stars. The so-called “Steven Tyler Act,” initiated by the Aerosmith rocker himself and written by his manager Dina LaPolt, would provide a legal remedy for celebrities who are photographed by paparazzi while involved in “personal or familial activity.” The anti-paparazzi bill goes beyond what some states already have in place to protect celebs. More than just a limit on invasion of privacy, the law would impose liability on paps who use zoom lenses or audio devices to grab and then sell images or audio of stars who are in their homes or inside other private places. Hawaii Senate Bill 465 is being presented at a Senate hearing in Honolulu on Friday and Tyler will be on hand, as will fellow rocker and Hawaii resident Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac
iStockphoto/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) — Here’s a look at the new movies opening nationwide on Friday: — Identity Thief : Jason Bateman is a Denver accounts rep who tracks down a Florida woman who stole his identity. He attempts to take her to Colorado so he can restore his credit rating. Melissa McCarthy plays the thief in this comedy, which also stars Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, Tip “T.I.” Harris, John Cho and Eric Stonestreet. Rated R. — Side Effects : Rooney Mara is a woman whose life goes haywire when she suffers unexpected side effects from a drug prescribed to her by a psychiatrist
Dario Cantatore/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) — Tony Danza is a single man again. His divorce from his longtime wife, Tracy Danza, was finalized on Wednesday, according to TMZ.com. The former Taxi and Who’s the Boss?
Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic (LOS ANGELES) — A 12-year-old boy has been charged in connection with a swatting incident involving Ashton Kutcher that occurred in October. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said on Thursday that the boy, whose name has not been disclosed due to his age, has been charged with two felony counts each of making false bomb threats and computer intrusion. Prosecutors say Los Angeles police officers were sent to Kutcher’s home on Oct. 3 in response to a 911 call falsely indicating that armed men were inside. The boy has also been charged in connection with a prank emergency call regarding a Los Angeles bank that occurred a week later
Mike Stobe/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Karl Rove is finding out what it’s like to get on Donald Trump’s bad side. Trump, the real estate mogul and host of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice , loves to pick fights and his latest is with former President George W. Bush’s once highly regarded adviser who’s taken heat for Super PACs that failed to deliver big GOP wins in the last election. Never one to hold back, Trump tweeted on Thursday, “Why are people giving money to Karl Rove when he just wasted $400M without any victories?” Then there was, “Use your head. Karl Rove is a total loser.
ABC News (NEW YORK) — Has Lindsay Lohan moved back home? The New York Daily News has reported that the Mean Girls star is “spending her days and most nights” in her old bedroom at her mom Dina Lohan’s Long Island home. A source says, “For the past three months that has been her home base,” adding, “Dina has been trying to get her to move home for years so she can keep a close eye on her.