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Iggy Azalea Says She Doesn’t ‘Hate’ Paparazzi After Telling One ‘I Hope You Have Ebola’

The pop star explained why she lost her cool when a photographer wouldn't stop following her

Music icon Iggy Azalea lashed out on paparazzi with intense words as she left a grocery store in Los Angeles, Calif., in a video posted online last week.

In the footage, the Australian pop star is flustered as a photographer insists that he has a right to follow her because she is a celebrity. Azalea pushed back with comments like “I hope you have Ebola” and “I hope you die.” Azalea, pushing a cart, yells that the man “invading her life” was “in the store while she was trying to buy eggs.” He retorts that she should just “go live in Nebraska.”

Azalea posted an addressed the situation on her Instagram account, saying “I don’t hate paps, just the really aggressive ones… I only treated him the way he treated me all day. Fair is fair playboys and girls.”

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Chris Rock Will Host Saturday Night Live With Prince As Musical Guest

Rock and Prince made previous appearances on SNL as a cast member and musical guest, respectively

Comedian and actor Chris Rock will host Saturday Night Live alongside musical guest Prince for its Nov. 1 show, NBC announced Tuesday on Twitter.

Rock, who began his career as a start-up comedian, rose to fame when he became a cast member of the NBC sketch comedy show in the early 1990s. Rock left the show in 1993 to join the predominantly African-American sketch comedy show In Living Color, later returning to SNL to host an episode in 1996.

It also isn’t Prince’s first time on SNL, which is celebrating its 40th season. Prince, who now performs with backing band 3rdeyegirl, first appeared on the show in 1981 to perform the song “Partyup.”

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Kesha and Producer Dr. Luke Are Suing One Another After Singer’s Sexual Assault Claims

Kesha Visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"
Kesha visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on July 24, 2014 in New York City. Theo Wargo/NBC—2014 NBCUniversal Media, LLC

Dr. Luke, who has produced many of Kesha's hits, is countersuing, alleging she's trying to extort him

Updated 4:11 p.m. EST

Pop star Kesha (formerly known as Ke$ha) is suing her producer Dr. Luke for sexual assault and battery, alleging he drugged her and sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions since she first started working with him at age 18.

Kesha’s suit alleges that Dr. Luke — real name Lukasz Gottwald — verbally abused Kesha and made comments about her weight, causing her to develop an eating disorder (she sought treatment earlier this year). The lawsuit alleges repeated instances of Dr. Luke forcing Kesha to take drugs and alcohol before assaulting her while she was intoxicated, and in at least one instance, unconscious. The lawsuit also claims that on one occasion, Kesha had to escape barefoot from Dr. Luke’s house when he became physically violent with her.

Dr. Luke, however, is countersuing Kesha, alleging she is trying to extort him and lying to get out of her contract with him.

“As set forth in the complaint that we have filed on behalf of Dr. Luke, Kesha and her mother are engaged in a campaign of publishing outrageous and untrue statements about Dr. Luke to third parties, including scurrilous and false statements of purported physical and mental abuse of Kesha,” Dr. Luke’s lawyer, Christine Lepera, said in a statement.

In a statement responding to Dr. Luke’s lawsuit, Kesha’s attorney Mark Geragos said, “This is just another pathetic and entirely predictable example of Dr. Luke’s continued abuse, and a misguided attempt to keep Kesha under his tyrannical control. This lawsuit has absolutely no basis in fact, the law or reality. Kesha is focused on reclaiming her voice and her freedom. She is determined to move on with her life and her career by putting this dark period behind her.”

Dr. Luke has produced nearly all of Kesha’s hits, including “Tik Tok,” “We R Who We R” and “Die Young.”

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Bill Murray Just Bought His First Cellphone, and It’s a BlackBerry

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Actor Bill Murray attends a photo call for "The Monuments Men" Jason LaVeris—FilmMagic

Who you gonna BBM?

Public service announcement to Bill Murray fans: If the actor crashes your bachelor party or engagement shoot, make sure to ask for his BBM after.

After a lifetime of eschewing cellphones, Murray told Variety that he has purchased a smartphone: A BlackBerry. Because obviously.

“I got it to communicate with my sons, because they will not answer a phone call, but they will answer a text,” he said begrudgingly. “I mean I have done it, but I have no interest in it. The kids’ school stuff is all email, and they send thousands of emails. It’s complete overload.”

But don’t worry, the actor also has his very own 800 number which he sporadically checks. Who you gonna call? Bill Murray, duh.

[Variety]

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Martha Stewart Mocks Gwyneth Paltrow Again… With Photo of Pie

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The domestic expert goes after her younger counterpart in "conscious uncoupling" magazine spread

The Gwyneth Paltrow/Martha Stewart feud had seemed to simmer down when Paltrow, the actress-turned-Goop-newsletter-publisher, said she was “psyched” that Stewart “sees us as competition.” It was a canny reply to months of snide comments by Stewart about Paltrow’s domestic-icon aspirations, most recently a claim that if Paltrow “were confident in her acting, she wouldn’t be trying to be Martha Stewart.”

But the new issue of Martha Stewart Living contains a shocking new slap in the face — as shocking as a pie in the face.

The photo spread, entitled “Conscious Coupling,” features a caption describing a picture of a pie as “a long-married pair who bring out the best in each other, are completely enamored despite their differences, and leave every other guest thinking, I’ll have what they’re having.” The fact that the “couple” the article is describing are, nonsensically, the crust and filling of a pie only serves to emphasize just how gratuitous the slam is: As connoisseurs of celebrity gossip will recall, Paltrow used her newsletter to describe her divorce from ex-husband Chris Martin as a “conscious uncoupling.”

To be clear: It was more important to the Martha Stewart Living editorial team to shoehorn into their Thanksgiving issue a food-article-length subtweet at Paltrow than to make any coherent sense.

We’re now to the point where a mere act of flipping through a lifestyle magazine or opening up an email newsletter is now fraught with the tension of an openly derisive rivalry. What seems clear is that Stewart is the one running scared. These are wince-inducing defense tactics, and only make Paltrow’s self-awareness seem more appealing. We will have what she’s having.

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See Neil Patrick Harris’ Best Roles

The actor chronicles his journey from squeaky-clean teen to murder suspect in his book, Choose Your Own Autobiography

Neil Patrick Harris’ memoir, Choose Your Own Autobiography, promises to trace the actor’s long career — from a nerdy 14-year-old prodigy doctor in Doogie Howser to a metaphorical ladykiller on How I Met Your Mother to a potential actual ladykiller in Gone Girl. Here’s a look at NPH’s many roles as his book hits shelves on Oct. 14.

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Larry David Wishes He Were Young Enough to Date Jennifer Lawrence

File photo of actress Jennifer Lawrence arriving at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party in West Hollywood
Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party in West Hollywood, Calif. on March 2, 2014. Danny Moloshok—Reuters

“It’s a shame I’m about 40 years older than she is”

Jennifer Lawrence loves Larry David—she said so herself in her wide-ranging interview with Vanity Fair. But it looks like their love is not meant to be.

“I’m in love with him, and I have been for a really long time,” said Lawrence, 24. “I worship Woody Allen, but I don’t feel it below-the-belt the way I do for Larry David.”

David, 67, responded to her comments during an interview at the New Yorker Festival on Saturday, saying, “it’s a shame I’m about 40 years older than she is”

Regarding Lawrence’s “below-the-belt” feelings, David suggested perhaps the Oscar winner was referring “to her knees.”

“I don’t think I could do it,” David said. “On one hand it’s very flattering and on another hand, it’s kind of a shame—in terms of timing. I’d have fun watching the reality show of it, though.”

[Vanity Fair]

Read next: Jennifer Lawrence’s Breasts Aren’t Sending Mixed Messages

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Penelope Cruz Named Esquire‘s ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’

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But feels more like a “mother who doesn’t get enough sleep”

Penelope Cruz is the “Sexiest Woman Alive” in 2014.

That’s according to Esquire, which named the 40-year-old actress its sexiest woman in its November issue, though the men’s magazine says she doesn’t feel like the sexiest woman alive—more like a “mother who doesn’t get enough sleep.”

The Academy Award-winning actress, who is married to Javier Bardem and has two young children, said while she was attracted to drama in her young age, now she thrives on planning.

“I had an attraction to drama,” she said. “Most of us have that, especially if you are an artist—you feel like you are tempted to explore the darkness. I could not be less interested now. For me, the most attractive, charming, cool, fun, interesting thing—how could I call it? A plan.”

[Esquire]

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Family Reports Actress Misty Upham Missing

Misty Upham
Actress Misty Upham from "August: Osage County" poses at private photo shoot on March 1, 2014 in Los Angeles. Brian To—WireImage/Getty Images

SEATTLE (AP) — Police in Washington state say an actress known for her roles in “August: Osage County,” ”Frozen River” and “Django Unchained” is missing.

The Seattle Times reports that 32-year-old Misty Upham hasn’t been heard from or seen for the past week.

Officials at the Auburn Police Department say the acclaimed Native American actress was staying at a family member’s apartment on the Muckleshoot reservation near Auburn. Her father filed a missing persons report on Monday.

Cmdr. Steve Stocker says Upham is not considered endangered. He acknowledges that her family is concerned about her and so are the police, but her disappearance is not suspicious.

In a statement to the media on Friday, Upham’s father Charles wrote that she has a medical condition that has the family concerned.

 

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Watch John Cleese Insult Taylor Swift’s Cat to Her Face

No cat fight here

You have to be pretty bold to take on Olivia Benson. No, not that Olivia Benson — Taylor Swift’s cat, who happens to be named after the Law & Order: SVU character.

The singer showed off her feline friend (one of two she owns) on The Graham Norton Show, where guest John Cleese made his feelings on the animal’s appearance known to all. “How did it have the accident?” Cleese asked a more-surprised-than-usual Swift. “Is that a proper cat? Is it damaged irrevocably? It’s the weirdest cat I’ve ever seen in my life.”

No cat fight here, though. Taking her own advice, Swift shook off her hater and kept quiet while the Monty Python alum and comedy legend went on to show off his own giant cat.

Read next: Taylor Swift Finally Explains Why She’s a Feminist and How Lena Dunham Helped

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