KARDASHIANS: Machete Wielder Arrested
Cops have arrested the woman who busted into the Kardashians' Dash store in L.A. and threatened to harm them with a machete.
Officers viewed security camera footage and got a search warrant for the home of 35-year-old Maria Medrano last night (Thursday). There they found the machete and two airsoft guns.
Medrano allegedly entered the store yesterday morning, pointed a gun at an employee, and later returned with the machete, screaming crazy stuff about the celeb sisters.
She's been charged with assault and making criminal threats, and is being held pending $50,000 bail. (TMZ)
COLDPLAY, THE WEEKND: Headline the iHeartRadio Music Festival
Coldplay, The Weeknd, DJ Khaled and Miley Cyrus are the headlining acts at the iHeartRadio Music Festival this weekend in Las Vegas.
Friday's lineup includes Coldplay, The Weeknd, Pink, Thirty Seconds to Mars, David Guetta and Harry Styles.
Saturday's show features DJ Khaled, Miley Cyrus, Kings of Leon, Big Sean, Lorde, Niall Horan, Thomas Rhett, Kesha and special guest collaborators Macklemore, Khalid, Bleachers, Bebe Rexha and Louis Tomlinson. Both nights will stream live starting at 8:00 p.m. MST at 1003thepeak.com and on 100.3 The Peak.
The iHeartRadio Daytime Village on Saturday at Las Vegas Village at the MGM Grand will also be streamed starting at 2 p.m. ET at CWTV.com or on The CW app. Performers include Halsey, Migos, Little Mix, Bleachers, Judah and the Lion, Julia Michaels and All Time Low.
Selena Gomez’s kidney donor is back in the gym. Francia RaísaInstagrammed her workout in a sports bra and flaunting her surgery scars. #hero
Usher finds himself in even more legal hot water. A man is suing Usher for exposing him to herpes. The guy claims they hooked up at a day spa in Los Angeles’ Koreatown. (TMZ)
Saturday Night Live announced the line ups for the first three shows of the new season. Next weekend Ryan Gosling hosts with Jay Z. Then its Wonder Woman Gal Godot [pr: gah-DOT] and Sam Smith on October 7 followed by Pink performing when Silicon Valley's Kumail Nanjiani [pr: kuh-MEEL non-JEE-ahn-JEE] hosts.
Amal Clooney has returned to work as a human rights lawyer from maternity leave. She’s representing the victims of war crimes perpetrated by ISIS. (BBC)
The debts keep piling up on Tyga, who just settled a contract dispute with his former business managers. Tyga owes them 1.5 million dollars. A quarter-million due by the end of the month. He may be wishing ex-girlfriend Kylie Jenner was around to write him a check. (TMZ)
TMZ obtained video proof that Montia Sabbag the “model and actress” at the center of the Kevin Hart sex scandal knows how to work the brass stripper pole. TMZ also uncovered Sabbag’s “official adult entertainment license” in Nevada. Basically it’s her all-access pass to dance at any strip joint.
Blue Ivy's Personal Butler
Now that Beyoncé is busy raising twins, five-year-old Blue Ivy has been assigned a personal butler.
Not another nanny. A butler. In a tuxedo.
An insider revealed (quote) “Bey and Jay Z like having an army of staffers. They have a guy who waits on Blue morning, noon and night. He coordinates her healthy meals whether she’s at home or on a playdate.” (OK!)
Bey and Jay just bought a 30,000-square-foot mansion in Bel-Air, California. The two-acre estate features a separate house for the staff and four swimming pools! One for each of the kids, and the parents get their own. (Los Angeles Times)
Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson Out on Dinner Date
Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson are back together.
The scandalous pair of this Bachelor in Paradise season went on a dinner date Wednesday. The paparazzi caught them leaving the restaurant. Corinne made it clear where she stands with DeMario (quote) “We’re friends. We’re hanging out.”
But her attitude might change after a drink or three. She confessed to mixing medications with booze on the Bachelor in Paradise set. She doesn’t remember getting naked and freaky with DeMario. Their sexcapades for the cameras shut down production for weeks. (Us Weekly)
KATHY GRIFFIN: Restraining a Neighbor
Kathy Griffin has obtained a restraining order against her neighbor, Jeffrey Mezger, after the CEO of KB Home went on an expletive-filled tirade against the comedian.
His outburst followed a police call Kathy and her boyfriend, Randy Bick, made to complain about noise coming from their neighbor's residence in a gated Los Angeles community. That got the executive riled up enough that he confronted his neighbors and declared "war" on them, using profanity, homophobic and sexist slurs.
After the audio was released on the Huffington Post, KB Home punished Mezger by cutting his annual bonus by 25 percent. (Gossip Cop)
RIVERDALE: Star K.J. Apa Crashes Car After Falling Asleep at the Wheel
K.J. Apa, the star of Riverdale, got into a scary car accident last week after he fell asleep at the wheel following a 16-hour workday.
The actor, who plays Archie on the CW series, was driving home near Vancouver, British Columbia, after midnight when he crashed into a light pole. The 20-year-old was taken to the hospital for observation and later discharged without serious injuries.
The Hollywood Reporter says the accident has "ignited a firestorm of protest on the Riverdale set." The show routinely requires shoots that last until the early morning hours, and the cast and crew are not provided transportation to and from the set. A source says, “They’re working these kids from morning until night. Someone’s going to die.”
AUDRINA PATRIDGE: Hills Star Files for Divorce
Audrina Patridge has filed for divorce from her husband of 10 months. She's also filed for a restraining order against Corey Bohan, claiming domestic abuse.
A source tells People magazine, “These problems have existed their entire relationship. They broke up and got back together, and she really thought things would be different when they got married, but she’s realized things had to change before it got even worse, and she had to get her and her daughter out of the situation.”
Audrina, who starred on The Hills, and Corey, an Australian BMX rider, wed in Hawaii last November. They have a 15-month-old daughter named Kirra.
BOX OFFICE FORECAST
Kingsman: The Golden Circle is likely to be the most popular movie this weekend. The sequel will open on more than 4,000 screens and could hit a 50 million dollar debut. The Golden Circle stars Colin Firth and Taron Egerton from the first film in the series, plus Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridgesand Julianne Moore, who are newcomers to the franchise.
The LEGO Ninjago movie could earn 35 million dollars in its debut weekend.
In its third frame, the Stephen King adaptation It may take home another 30 million dollars. Horror fans have a new option on the movie menu, Friend Request, which is predicted to sell less than 10 million dollars in tickets.
Two films have Oscar buzz but are available only in selected cities. Emma Stone and Steve Carell star in The Battle of the Sexes about a historic tennis match. Jake Gyllenhaal carries the bio-pic Stronger about a runner wounded in the Boston Marathon bombing. (Deadline Hollywood)