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Paul Walker Leaves $25 Million to His 15-Year-Old Daughter


The late Fast and Furious star Paul Walker has left his $25 million estate to his 15-year-old daughter Meadow — but he’s also left behind some complications. Walker’s dad, Paul Walker Sr., was named the will’s executor and is petitioning to have Meadow’s grandmother, Cheryl Walker, named as the girl’s legal guardian, in accordance with Walker’s request.

Walker was known to have a close relationship with his daughter, who moved to California to live with him just months before his death. The late actor had a tattoo of Meadow’s name on his wrist; director Eric Heisserer of Hours, Walker’s final film, noted he chose not to cover up the tattoo during production.

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Selena Gomez Secretly Went to Rehab for Two Weeks

Actress/singer Selena Gomez arrives at the premiere of "Getaway" at the Regency Village Theater on Aug. 26, 2013 in Los Angeles.
Actress/singer Selena Gomez arrives at the premiere of "Getaway" at the Regency Village Theater on Aug. 26, 2013 in Los Angeles. Jordan Strauss—Invision/AP

But not for substance abuse

Actress and singer Selena Gomez secretly checked into an Arizona rehab facility for the first two weeks of January after canceling the Australian leg of her tour.

“Selena voluntarily spent time at Meadows but not for substance abuse,” Gomez’s rep told People. But RadarOnline, who first reported the story, alleges that the Spring Break star’s hard-partying habits had friends and family worried.

Gomez, 21, canceled part of her Stars Dance concert in December, stating: “It has become clear to me and those close to me that after many years putting my work first, I need to spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be.”

Gomez’s on-again-off-again boyfriend Justin Bieber has recently made headlines for a series of run-ins with police, including a DUI.

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Late-Night Highlight: Mariska Hargitay’s Awkward Fan Encounter

Moral of the story: you never know who you're talking to


When a Law & Order SVU viewer sat down at a restaurant a few weeks ago, she saw a woman who resembled Detective Olivia Benson. The diner didn’t hesitate to remark to the woman that she looked a lot like the actress who played her, but a much younger and prettier version.

What she didn’t realize, of course, was that she was talking to actress Mariska Hargitay herself. Luckily, Hargitay wasn’t completely offended, and even paid for the woman’s tab on her way out. Watch Hargitay recount the story to Chelsea Handler on last night’s episode of Chelsea Lately.

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4 Arrested In Link To Philip Seymour Hoffman Drugs

An investigation into the drug supply chain following the Oscar-winning actor's death led to four suspects taken into custody


Just two days after Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead with a syringe in his arm, New York City police arrested four people thought to be connected to drugs found in the late actor’s apartment.

Three men and one woman were taken into custody on Tuesday night after a raid of three apartments in a Lower Manhattan building turned up more than 350 bags of heroin. An unnamed law enforcement official told the New York Times that investigators were led to the building during their investigation of Hoffman’s death.

Best known for his roles in Capote (for which he won a best actor Oscar), Boogie Nights, Almost Famous, The Master and Doubt, Hoffman had openly admitted to struggling with addiction in the past, even attending rehab for a short stint last year. On Sunday, his body was found in the bathroom of his West Village apartment, about a mile away from the building where Tuesday’s arrests took place.

Police reportedly found dozens of bags of heroin near Hoffman’s body, some marked with an ace of spades or an ace of hearts. The New York Daily News reports that none of the heroin bags found in the Tuesday night raid were stamped with such logos.

A definite cause of death for Hoffman hasn’t been determined yet, and police say they will continue to investigate.

[New York Times]

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Queen Elizabeth Tells Kate Middleton to Wear Longer Skirts: Report

The Duchess Of Cambridge Attends Place2Be Forum
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Place2Be Forum at the offices of Clifford Chance, Canary Wharf on November 20, 2013 in London, England. Max Mumby / Indigo / Getty Images

The Duchess of Cambridge's sexy legs are kicking up some drama at Buckingham Palace

Kate Middleton’s grandmother-in-law is demanding lower hemlines. According to Britain’s Mail on Sunday, Queen Elizabeth II asked Kate Middleton to ditch the short skirts in favor of more conservative outfits.

Middleton will “deploy a couture wardrobe of day dresses with lower hemlines than she has previously favoured” on an upcoming trip to Australia, the Mail reports. The queen has even lent her the services of her most trusted staff members to dress the Duchess in a less provocative manner.

Fans of the fashionable Pippa Middleton, rest assured, Her Majesty likely has little say over the sartorial decisions of Kate’s sis.

[The Mail on Sunday]

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Stop The Internet! Benedict Cumberbatch Stopped By Sesame Street

'Sherlock' starts with "S'


When Benedict Cumberbatch was asked to stop by Sesame Street, the star of PBS’ Sherlock probably had no idea that those adorable Muppets were setting up a face-off between Sherlock Holmes and his mortal enemy, Moriarty.

In the latest clip from Sesame Street, the Sherlock star is forced into a confrontation with Moriarty’s Muppet alter-ego Murray-arty, who challenges Cumberbatch to solve a tricky mystery that requires comparing apples and oranges.

The conundrum must be a real brain teaser because Cumberbatch has no choice but to spoil the illusion that he is Sherlock Holmes and is forced to call in back up. Luckily Sesame Street‘s very own Count is able to come and save the day. Find out if the combined brainpower of these two masterminds can crack the case by watching the Internet’s new favorite video.

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Senator is Down with Deporting Justin Bieber

Mark Warner isn't falling for that dreamy smile and those just-so bangs

Looks like the Biebs just lost one of his screaming fans. Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner offered to sign the petition to deport Justin Bieber on Tuesday, followed up with a tweet that made it clear he was “not a Belieber.”

“As a dad with three daughters, is there someplace I can sign?” Warner joked to Rumble in the Morning, on FM99.

A WhiteHouse.gov petition calling for the deportation of the pop star had over 245,000 signatures by Tuesday. The petition says “we the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture,” and demands Bieber be removed from society.Senator is Down with Deporting Justin Bieber

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Woody Allen Lawyer Says Dylan Farrow Is Mia’s ‘Pawn’

Says Mia 'implanted' the story in 7-year old Dylan's mind

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An attorney for Woody Allen said Tuesday that Dylan Farrow was coached by her mother and Allen’s former girlfriend, Mia Farrow, to believe false memories of sexual abuse by Allen.

Elkan Abramowitz said on the Today show that Allen isn’t accusing Farrow of lying. “She was a pawn in a huge fight between him and Mia Farrow years ago, and the idea that she was molested was implanted in her by her mother, and that memory is never going to go away,” Abramowitz said. “So the fact that she says this now that it happened 20 years ago is totally understandable.

“In my view she’s not lying; I think she truly believes this happened,” Abramowitz. “That’s what the vice of this is. When you implant a story in a fragile seven-year old’s mind, it stays there forever, it never goes away.”

Abramowitz also noted that investigators at a Connecticut hospital concluded in 1993 that Farrow had not been molested: “He is innocent,” Abramowitz said.

Dylan Farrow penned an explosive open letter to the New York Times over the weekend, reviving the allegations that he sexually assaulted her when she was seven years old. Allen called the claims “untrue and disgraceful.

Abramowitz said it’s no coincidence that the allegations are resurfacing just as Allen’s career is hitting a new upswing. “The fact that it’s being brought up now is suspect, the timing is suspect,” Abramowitz said. “Nothing’s happened, they haven’t had any relationship in the last 20 years so all of a sudden we’re seeing these allegations surface again and one has to wonder why. I think that it’s a continuation of Mia Farrow’s desire to hurt Woody Allen.”

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Stephen King’s Tweets About Dylan Farrow Spark Outrage

Writer asks for 'mercy' after backlash

Stephen King kicked off a fury on Twitter on Monday after the author weighed in on Dylan Farrow’s vivid letter to the New York Times chronicling her alleged sexual assault at the hands of actor Woody Allen.

After author Mary Karr tweeted out a think piece empathizing with Farrow, King responded:

Although Karr noted, “Maybe he thinks the editorial writer bitchy. Or even me.”, King has received backlash for his implicit solidarity with Allen.

Jennifer Pozner, founder of Women in Media & News, has called for a competing hashtag of #palpabledouchery that has taken off:

Although King, who joined Twitter two weeks ago, hasn’t clarified or deleted his Tweet, he asked for “Mercy” since he’s still getting used to the 140 character format.

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Celebrities React To Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death on Twitter

Actors mourn the loss of one of their own on social media

Oscar-winning actor and director Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment Sunday, Feb. 2. Celebrities took to Twitter to mourn his passing.

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