Lindsay Lohan Demanding Half A Million Dollars For A Energy Drink Promotion

Lindsay Lohan is reportedly looking to sort out her financial situation with a pricey promotion deal. The actress has been asked to come to Dubai to promote Mr Pink’s Ginseng Energy Drink, and according to sources, she’s demanding half a million dollars to do it.

However, Radar Online reports that the company only want to offer her $200,000 and expenses – and she might not even be able to travel to Dubai due to her history of legal complications.

An insider said “Dubai has very strict laws about convicted criminals entering the country, and Lindsay is still on probabtion for a necklace theft case.

“Lindsay is very upset about her financial woes and doesn’t trust her new lawyer, Mark Heller, to handle the Dubai travel problem.”

They added “Lindsay is being forced to live at home with [mum] Dina because she can’t afford any other options at the moment. Lindsay is flat out broke and can’t even afford to rent a two bedroom apartment in North Hollywood.”

“[The energy drink appearance] simply must happen for Lindsay. She is absolutely desperate for that cash.

“The shocking thing is that she will burn through the money just as quickly as she gets paid.”

We don’t blame Lindsay for asking, but will she get her half million? And is she worth it? What do you reckon?

Case Closed On Chris Brown-Frank Ocean Brawl

Authorities will soon close the investigation into the late-night brawl between Brown and hip hop artist Frank Ocean, without any charges being sought by either side, according to the Associated Press. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is unlikely to file a misdemeanor battery charge against Brown, according to spokesman Steve Whitmore. But investigators will touch base with Ocean before officially closing the books on the case.

Just days after their Jan. 27 scuffle in the Los Angeles-area, the “Thinkin’ Bout You” crooner was “desirous of prosecution” against Brown. Charges could have posed a problem for Brown, who could have had his five-year probation — stemming from his 2009 assault of on-and-off girlfriend Rihanna — revoke should he have landed back in court.

But letting the dust settle, Ocean decided that he won’t be looking for justice after all. “As a child I thought if someone jumped me it would result in me murdering or mutilating a man. But as a man I am not a killer,” he wrote on his TumblrSaturday night.

“I’m an artist and a modern person. I’ll choose sanity. No criminal charges,” he continued. “No civil lawsuit. Forgiveness, albeit difficult, is wisdom. Peace, albeit trite, is what I want in my short life. Peace.”

On the night of the scuffle, sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of six men fighting in the parking lot at the Westlake Recording Studio in West Hollywood, Calif. According to a witness who spoke with authorities, the brief bout broke out when Brown, 23, punched Ocean, 25.

While neither party issued an official statement about the scuffle, both seemed to address the altercation on social media. Following the fray, Ocean took to Twitter: “got jumped by chris and a couple guys. lol,” the Odd Future artist wrote, adding he wishes Everett, his Bernese mountain dog, had been by his side. “cut my finger now I can’t play w two hands at the grammys.”

Then Brown — who wore a cast on his right arm in wake of the fray — posted an Instagram photo that’s worth a thousand words: Jesus crucified on the cross along with the telling caption, “Painting the way I feel today.”

Rick Ross Targeted In Alleged Drive-By Shooting, Rolls Royce Crashes Into Florida Apartment

While some still question the validity of the Florida drive-by involving Rick Ross, Fort Lauderdale police released an official statement confirming that the Maybach Music head was in fact driving the targeted Rolls Royce early Monday (January 28) morning.

The statement also reveals that Rozay’s 28-year old girlfriend, fashion designer Shateria L. Moragne-El was a passenger in the vehicle. According to the report, the shooting occurred at 5 a.m. near the intersection of Southwest 15th Avenue and East Las Olas Boulevard. Ross is reported to have heard multiple gunshots fired in his direction, lost control of his luxury car and crashed into an apartment building. There were no injuries and the suspects fled the scene; some media outlets are even reporting that the car miraculously wasn’t hit by any bullets.

Sunday night, the rapper was celebrating his birthday, which is actually Monday, at Club LIV in Miami. According to tweets from those in the MMG power circle, Diddy, Fabolous, French Montana and DJ Khaled were all in attendance. Ross himself hasn’t logged onto to the social networking site since the shooting but spent the better part of the night retweeting b-day messages from his flock.

While there seems to be genuine concern over the rapper’s well-being, rapper 50 Cent believes the shooting was staged. “Hahaha fat boy hit the building?lol it looks stage to me. No hole’s in da car,” he wrote on Instagram, captioning a pic of the crashed Rolls Royce.

Police have the incident listed as “an active and ongoing criminal investigation.” No word whether the shooting is in any way connected to the online threats that Ross received from the street gang known as the Gangsta Disciples back in December. Shortly after Rozay cancelled the remainder of his MMG Tour and while may speculated it was because of the threats, the rapper vehemently denied those reports. “I canceled the rest of the tour due to the promoter, he wasn’t really handlin’ his business,” he said during a radio interview on 99 Jamz in Miami late last year. “Never was it due to any threats.”

Chris Brown Being Investigated For An Alleged Assault Involving Frank Ocean (inset) Sunday Night

Short-fused singer Chris Brown landed a punch Sunday night in a fight with rival singer Frank Ocean over a parking space, a witness told cops.

Brown, 23, who is still on probation for beating up then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, was one of six men fighting outside Westlake Studio in West Hollywood around 8 p.m., according to the LA County Sheriff’s Department.

By the time cops got to the scene, however, Brown and his posse were gone. Ocean reported the incident to cops — and later made sure the Twitterverse was informed, too.

“Got jumped by chris and a couple guys. lol. I only wish everest was there,” he tweeted, referring to his Bernese Mountain Dog. “Cut my finger now I can’t play w two hands at the grammys.”

Ocean, 25, a top nominee at the Grammy Awards next month, has been virtually feuding with the “Sweet Life” singer for months.

The quarrel started in 2011 when Brown described Ocean as a successor to at least one R&B singer-songwriter who wrote for him in the past: James Fauntleroy II.

“I f— with Frank Ocean! Reminds me of a young James Fauntleroy or Kevin (Cossom),” Brown tweeted.

Ocean took offense and responded by saying Brown reminded him of a young Ike Turner, the singer famous for beating his wife, Tina Turner.

“I just dont like underhanded comments. thats all im saying,” tweeted Ocean, a member of the alternative hip hop collective Odd Future.

“F— odd future! Make sure y’all smalltime n—-s stick yo chess out when u speak to me,” Brown shot back.

Tensions seemed to subside when Brown offered support for Ocean when he came out last year.

“My Opinion on the whole Frank Ocean subject is love who u wanna love,” Brown tweeted. “It’s ur decision. People stop searching for BS.”

Members of Brown’s entourage denied the police description of the Sunday night fight.

A source told the celebrity website TMZ that Brown had actually tried to shake Ocean’s hand outside the studio but was attacked by a member of Ocean’s entourage instead. That’s when a member of Brown’s crew allegedly smacked someone in Ocean’s group, the website reported.

But Monday, the Los Angeles sheriff was sticking to its account.

“Apparently it was a scuffle over a parking space,” agency spokesman Steve Whitmore told the Daily News. “It could have been a minor scuffle that was a mutual exchange. There could have been some punches thrown. It could have been shoving.”

Whitmore referred to Brown as the “suspect in a misdemeanor” incident.

But he added an investigation “will go on.”

Brown’s criminal lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

It’s certainly not the first time that the word “violence” and “Chris Brown” appeared in the same news story.

Last June, Brown was injured in a brawl with members of hip-hop star Drake’s entourage at a New York nightclub.

That fight allegedly erupted over comments made about Rihanna — the R&B star whom Brown battered in February, 2009.

The singers have reportedly rekindled their romance, appearing in public together and tweeting intimate photos in recent weeks.

We’ll have more for you as this story develops…

Manti Te’o, Notre Dame Linebacker, Claims He Was the Victim of Girlfriend Hoax

Notre Dame’s linebacker Manti Te’o’s inspirational story of overcoming the death of his grandmother and girlfriend on the same day last fall — leading the Fighting Irish to an undefeated season — was a hoax.

Deadspin released the shocking report Wednesday, Jan. 16 that the 21-year-old Hawaiian native’s late girlfriend, Lennay Marie Kekua, never existed. While there is a Social Security Administration record of his grandmother Annette Santiago’s death on Sept. 11, 2012, there is not a record of the death of Kekua, who was said to be a 22-year-old Stanford University student who died of leukemia.

Te’o released a statement to ESPN Wednesday regarding the reports. “This is incredibly embarrassing to talk about, but over an extended period of time, I developed an emotional relationship with a woman I met online. We maintained what I thought to be an authentic relationship by communicating frequently online and on the phone, and I grew to care deeply about her,” the Heisman finalist said. “To realize that I was the victim of what was apparently someone’s sick joke and constant lies was, and is, painful and humiliating. It further pains me that the grief I felt and the sympathies expressed to me at the time of my grandmother’s death in September were in any way deepened by what I believed to be another significant loss in my life.”

“I am enormously grateful for the support of my family, friends and Notre Dame fans throughout this year. To think that I shared with them my happiness about my relationship and details that I thought to be true about her just makes me sick,” he continued. “I hope that people can understand how trying and confusing this whole experience has been. In retrospect, I obviously should have been much more cautious. If anything good comes of this, I hope it is that others will be far more guarded when they engage with people online than I was. Fortunately, I have many wonderful things in my life, and I’m looking forward to putting this painful experience behind me as I focus on preparing for the NFL Draft.”

Notre Dame Assistant Vice President Dennis Brown also issued a statement in response to the shocking revelation. “On Dec. 26, Notre Dame coaches were informed by Manti Te’o and his parents that Manti had been the victim of what appears to be a hoax in which someone using the fictitious name Lennay Kekua apparently ingratiated herself with Manti and then conspired with others to lead him to believe she had tragically died of leukemia,” he said. “The University immediately initiated an investigation to assist Manti and his family in discovering the motive for and nature of this hoax. While the proper authorities will continue to investigate this troubling matter, this appears to be, at a minimum, a sad and very cruel deception to entertain its perpetrators.”

But many reports speculate that Te’o was in on the hoax. Timothy Burke, co-author of the Deadspin article, told CNN, “Te’o’s story that he is completely innocent in this does not really ring true to us.”

Lance Armstrong To Address Doping Scandals In Oprah Winfrey Interview

Is Lance Armstrong about to confess to Oprah Winfrey?

A few days after the New York Times reported that the disgraced cyclist, 41, was mulling a public admission regarding his suspected use of performance-enhancing drugs and blood transfusions, Winfrey has landed an exclusive, “no-holds-barred interview,” Winfrey’s site announced Tuesday Jan. 8.

In the Jan. 17 episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter, taped at the athlete’s home in Austin, Tex., Armstrong “will address the alleged doping scandal, years of accusations of cheating, and charges of lying about the use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his storied cycling career,” the site reveals.

It’s the first interview for Armstrong since he was stripped of all of his Tour de France winner titles and lucrative endorsements and banned for life from cycling by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Armstrong has previously denied all doping charges, but the the New York Times, citing anonymous sources, has confided in colleagues about possibly confessing. The confession could mean a lifting of Armstrong’s lifetime ban.

Breaking News: Kim Kardashian Pregnant?

 

Did Kanye West just announce that Kim Kardashian is pregnant?!?

Kanye West is currently performing a set of sold out shows at Revel Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey … and according to a large number of tweets coming in from concert-goers, the rapper may have announced that his girlfriend Kim Kardashian is pregnant.

Team Kanye [email protected]
“Kanye West just announced Kim Kardashian is pregnant!”

One fan tweeted that Kanye pointed out Kim in the audience, and referred to her as his “baby mama”:

Chris [email protected]

“Ok so kanye west told everyone at his concert to make some noise for his baby mama and pointed to kim kardashian hahaha”

Following a report from notorious tabloid site Media Take Out, rumors about Kim Kardashian being pregnant with Kanye West’s baby have been swirling for the past few days. But a so-called family insider slammed the story, telling WetPaint.com, “That report is dead wrong. She is not pregnant. Wrong, wrong, wrong.”

So are Kimye expecting their first child together, or not?

Honestly, we have no idea … but we’ll definitely keep you posted!

 

Rihanna Donates $1.75 Million To Barbados Hospital In Memory Of Grandmother

Rihanna has given $1.75 million to a hospital in her Caribbean homeland of Barbados in memory of her late grandmother.

The 24-year-old singer said the donation to buy three pieces of medical equipment was her way “giving back to Barbados.”

She made the comments during a Saturday ceremony with relatives at the island’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The hospital’s radiotherapy unit has been renamed the Clara Braithwaite Center for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine after Rihanna’s grandmother, who died in June.

Rihanna recently released “Unapologetic,” her seventh album in seven years.

On Monday, she took to Twitter with a positive message:

It is most important to be happy, eliminate negativity around you this holiday season…2013 is way too futuristic for the same weak shit

Psy’s “Gangnam Style” Video Hits One Billion Views On YouTube, VEVO

So Psy’s video for “Gangnam Style” reaches 1 billion views on YouTube/Vevo on the same day the world is supposed to end.

Coincidence?

The Korean pop star is the first artist to hit a billion views on YouTube, surpassing his last record-setting move of unseating Justin Bieber’s “Baby” as the most-viewed clip on the site. He reached the milestone exactly five months to the day of the video hitting YouTube.

Psy’s manager Scooter Braun (he of Atlanta and discovering-Bieber fame), said in a statement, “We just set out to try and make some history, break down barriers, and prove a song in Korean could go all the way. This is a remarkable accomplishment and a testament to music being the universal language.”

KIM K TO INSTAGRAM: Don’t Mess with My Pics …. OR ELSE!!!

Instagram’s problems could get A LOT worse … ’cause the app’s #1 user — Kim Kardashian — is telling friends she’s considering LEAVING unless its new policies are drastically revised, ASAP.

Instagram has been under serious fire this week … after the company announced a new terms of service policy (T.O.S.) which seemed to give the company power to sell user photos to outside companies without having to compensate the user. Instagram says the widespread interpretation of the policy was simply not true … they’re NOT selling user photos … and apologized for the “confusing” language. Instagram says it’s revising the wording and will release a new TOS in the near future.

But Kim K isn’t convinced … at least not yet … and is telling friends she’s thinking about shutting down her Instagram account, going to a rival photo-posting company … and taking ALL OF HER FOLLOWERS WITH HER.

It’s a big deal … considering KK has the most followers of any Instagram user at 5,726,343 … way past Justin Bieber (4,366,729) and President Barack Obama (1,834,079).

Plus, if Kim goes … her family members could follow … and Khloe, Kylie, Kendall and Rob are also in the Top 10 most followed on the site.

One source close to Kim tells us the reality star is planning on waiting to see the revised T.O.S. before she makes her final decision … but unless she sees some radical changes, she’s outtie 5000.
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