Gina J’s Dirty Laundry May 9th, 2014
Who’s the first hip-hop BILLIONAIRE?? Hint– it’s NOT the guy who hurt his groin partying! Find out who did what, the latest TV cancellations and renewals and more in today’s Dirty Laundry, presented by Harte Nissan and Harte Infiniti.
Dr. Dre is about to become a billionaire!!! Apple is close to finalizing a deal to buy Beats for $3.2 billion. Dre partied last night with Tyrese and other friends and said: “The first billionaire in hip hop … right here from, the mother f***ing West Coast!!” Dre and Interscope honcho Jimmy lovine created the brand… No wonder Dre is about to buy Tom Brady’s mansion!
David Letterman asked James Franco last night why he puts out those racy selfies… James said: “It’s just a fun thing. It’s something I don’t put a ton of thought into, but it gets a lot of attention. I have a lot of followers on Instagram.” He says he does it for his followers because it’s what people want but bloggers are now taking the photos so everyone sees them.
We heard yesterday that American Idol was renewed for another season and now reports that all three judges, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick, Jr. have all agreed to stay on as judges!
Lindsay Lohan wants to record an album! It’s not her first venture into music either… a source said: “Lindsay is staying in London and wants to record an album while she’s here. She’s been casting a net for collaborators and top of the list is a rapper to feature on her comeback single. In between partying, she’s taking the music seriously.”
Hugh Jackman has been treated for skin cancer on his nose for a second time. He’s warning people to wear sunscreen. “Another Basel Cell Carsinoma (sp),” Jackman captioned a photo of himself with a bandaged nose. “All out now. Thanks Dr. Albom and Dr. Arian. PLEASE! PLEASE! WEAR SUNSCREEN!”
The CW announced which shows that have cancelled: Sex and the City prequel The Carrie Diaries, The Tomorrow People and Star Crossed.
ABC has cancelled Trophy Wife starring Marcia Gay Harden and Malin Ackerman. Also cancelled: Mixology. They did renew Dancing with the Stars, Grey’s Anatomy, Modern Family, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Scandal, Revenge, Castle, The Goldbergs and Once Upon a Time.
Michael Douglas partied so hard at his son’s bar mitzvah that he injured his groin. He was at a launch party for Jerry Bruckheimer’s book, “When Lightning Strikes,” and was limping. He said: “I’m hurting. I don’t know whether it’s my groin or a hernia. I got carried away at my son’s bar mitzvah this weekend. You know they put you up in the chairs over the top — I think something happened there.”
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