The Entertation Index: February 18
Chainz, 2 – The Based on a T.R.U. Story rapper was arrested in Maryland recently on drug charges when his van was stopped and officers detected a strong smell of “burnt marijuana.” The entertainment world is still in shock, as this is only the 386,741st time that a rapper has been arrested on drug charges.
Link: 2 Chainz Arrested (Daily Mail)
Fraser, Brendan – Ex-wife Afton Smith disagrees with Fraser’s request to reduce his $900,000 annual child support due to his claims that he expects to make $0 from future acting work. In totally unrelated news, watch out for The Mummy 5-9 in the next few years.
Link: Brendan Balks (NY Post)
Gaga, Lady – Industry experts estimate that cancelling the rest of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way Ball” tour will cost $25 million in ticket refunds. This is expected to trim Gaga’s net worth to only $1 zillion.
Link: Gaga Cancels (Billboard)
Grant, Hugh – The headlines say, “Hugh Grant Welcomes Second Child.” It would mean something completely different if they said, “R. Kelly Welcomes Second Child.”
Link: Grant a Dad Again (Yahoo! News)
Manilow, Barry – The “Mandy” singer is returning to Broadway after a 25-year hiatus, and in a short interview he reveals that one of his first Manhattan studios was so small that he had to sleep under his Steinway grand piano. The apartment was apparently large enough, however, to house a Steinway grand piano.
Link: Barry Back on Broadway (Huffington Post)
Rossi, Gretchen – The Real Housewives of Orange County co-star successfully parried a retrial request from a man who lost a $500,000 to her in a 2010 lawsuit. Jay Photoglou attempted to have the case retried, claiming that the original verdict was not based on evidence, but on that fact that Rossi was “a beautiful actress and [Jay] is a used car salesman.” Note to used car salesmen: reality TV stars are still considered more trustworthy than you.
Link: Rossi Reigns (TMZ)