SO MUCH NEWS this week we didn't get into such as the ongoing collateral damage resulting from the recent cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. Hackers revealed actress Jennifer Lawrence received a lower salary than her male "American Hustle" co-stars and posted emails between Sony co-chair Amy Pascal and movie producer Scott Rudin joking about President Obama's favorite films. They sounded a little bit racist to some. Read on for more celeb news.
Scott Stapp, the troubled former Creed front man, claimed to be a CIA agent with one mission in mind: assassinate President Obama, according to a 9-1-1 recording obtained by TMZ.
The singer's estranged wife, Jaclyn Stapp, and his sister-in-law called 9-1-1 frantically late last month after he left the house shirtless and began to ride around his Boca Raton, Fla., neighborhood saying he wanted to assassinate Obama, according to a recording released by TMZ. Police determined Stapp didn't show enough signs of mental instability so they did not place him on a psych-hold.
In related Stapp news, a South Florida judge yesterday awarded Jaclyn Stapp sole physical and legal custody of their three children, TMZ reported.
"Dukes of Hazzard" star John Schneider is getting divorced after 21 years of marriage, TMZ reported. Elvira Schneider filed legal docs citing irreconcilable differences. The couple has two adult kids.
Pioneering African-American supermodel Beverly Johnson has stepped forward to claim comedian Bill Cosby drugged her and tried to sexually assault her in his NYC brownstone in the mid-1980s, she alleged in an essay published on VanityFair.com.
The Philly native offered her espresso on her visit (the actors were running lines) and she felt woozy after two sips, Johnson wrote. As the Cos put his arms around the cover girl, she said, "You are a motherf----r, aren't you?," Johnson wrote.
An Asian-American community group has started an online petition opposing actor/former model Mark Wahlberg's request for a pardon for his 1988 assault conviction at age 16, WENN reported.
The group, 18MR, a/k/a 18 Million Rising, claim Wahlberg seeks a clean record for business purposes. Marky Mark was sent to the slammer for 45 days for attacking two Vietnamese men in two separate cases, but now says he is "not the same person."
"Not only is granting a pardon an affront to justice, but even asking for one completely disrespects Wahlberg's victims," 18MR wrote on its website.
Late funny lady Joan Rivers left her daughter, Melissa Rivers, in charge of her fortune and left money for some of her favorite charities, including Guide Dogs for the Blind, Jewish Guild Healthcare and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Associated Press reported.
Rivers died Sept. 4 at 81 of brain damage due to lack of oxygen. She'd stopped breathing during an endoscopy days earlier.
Angelina Jolie's new movie, "Unbroken," is Unpopular in Japan.
Japanese patriots are in a tizzy over the film, which profiles Louis Zamperini, a U.S. Olympian and World War II POW.
According to Zamperini's story and the book about him by Laura Hillenbrand, Zamperini was assaulted by Japanese guards while he was being held captive.
Don't tell Hiromichi Moteki that.
"It's pure fabrication," Moteki told the London Telegraph. He's the secretary general of Japan's Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact, which regular Tattle calls "the most Orwellian-named organization to ever appear in Tattle."
London's Daily Star reports that "Dancing with the Stars" judge Len Goodman is going to retire after the spring season, the show's 20th.