Michelle Rodriguez is giving serious thought to leaving the "Fast & Furious" franchise. The actress has starred in five of the eight "Fast" films but she's growing increasingly frustrated with how the series' female stars are portrayed. "I hope they decide to show some love to the women of the franchise on the next [film]. Or I just might have to say goodbye to a loved franchise," she wrote on Instagram. "It's been a good ride & Im grateful for the opportunity the fans & studio have provided over the years… One Love." Fans, as expected, began begging her stay with the franchise.
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Victim of verbal and physical assaults
A gang of youths has been tormenting "Britain's Got Talent" star Susan Boyle for quite some time. It was revealed on June 25 that Susan has been the victim of a series of assaults and intimidation from a group of young people, mainly boys, near her home in Scotland. In one incident, the group surrounded her, lit a piece of paper on fire and threw it at her face, according to The Mirror. Another time, they hurled insults at her and intimidated her at a mall. The thugs, upwards of 15 of them, have even thrown stones at her.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham announced on June 28 that they had welcomed a son. The model-actress revealed the news on Instagram while posting a photo of the little one's hand. "Our little man arrived! Jack Oscar Statham 8.8lbs on Saturday June 24th," she captioned the snap. It's the first child for the longtime couple.
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Johnny Galecki's home was destroyed in the Hill Fire wildfire in Santa Margarita, California. The actor was not home at the time of the blaze. The home, located about 200 miles northwest of Los Angeles, was not Johnny's primary residence. "My heart goes out to all in the area who are also experiencing loss from this vicious fire. The threat of which we live with constantly, which may seem crazy to some but we do so because living in our beautiful, rural area makes it worthwhile," the "Big Bang Theory" star said in a statement. "It's never the structures that create a community — it's the people. And if the people of Santa Margarita have taught me anything it's that, once the smoke has cleared, literally and figuratively, it's a time to reach out and rebuild. We've done it before, and will need to do it together again, and it will make our community even closer and stronger." He went on to profusely thank emergency responders and share a photo of the ashen remains of his home.
Twins are home, album is out
After a week and a half in the hospital, Beyonce and JAY-Z were finally able to bring their twins home after the premature tots spent time "under the lights," a common treatment for jaundice. The twins are now resting easy in their parents' 6.3-acre Malibu rental property that's costing Bey and Jay $400,000 a month. Days later on June 29, JAY-Z released his new album, "4:44," which made headlines for it's deeply personal lyrics. The title track mentions his kids and, seemingly, his alleged infidelities. "I apologize often womanize / Took for my child to be born / See through a woman's eyes / Took for these natural twins to believe in miracles / Took me too long for this song / I don't deserve you," he raps.
"American Idol" has its eye on Lionel Richie and Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx to join Katy Perry on its new panel of judges. "Idol" execs had a secret meeting with Lionel and were blown away. On June 28, rumors surfaced that they also had their eye on Nikki. Both Lionel and Nikki would make considerably less than Katy, who is reportedly hauling in $25 million for the gig. Aside from Katy, who has officially inked the deal, no decisions will be made until execs can lock in Ryan Seacrest for the hosting job.
Khloe Kardashian and boyfriend Tristan Thompson sparked pregnancy rumors this week after a social media post. The reality TV star posted a series of photos on Snapchat on June 25 in which she referred to herself and her NBA player beau as "mom and dad." Naturally, many people wondered if this was their way of announcing a pregnancy. Sources told TMZ that Khloe isn't pregnant and that's just what they call each other. The next morning, on June 26, she spoke about how hung over she was… So it sounds like she's not eating for two.
Well, this sister act didn't go as planned. Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner faced tremendous backlash this week after they released new T-shirts with their faces over images of rappers deceased Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. Biggie's mom called them "disrespectful, disgusting, and exploitation at its worst" on Instagram while making it clear that neither the shirts nor the Jenner girls had an affiliation with her son's estate. The girls quickly apologized. "These designs were not well thought out and we deeply apologize to anyone that has been upset and/or offended, especially to the families of the artists," Kylie wrote on Twitter. "We are huge fans of their music and it was not our intention to disrespect these cultural icons in any way. The tee shirts have been pulled from retail and all images have been removed. We will use this as an opportunity to learn from these mistakes and again, we are very sorry."
"Gotham" star Donal Logue's transgender teen daughter, Jade, went missing on June 26. The actor sent out a tweet on June 29 thanking people for their "love & prayers" and urging anyone with information to call a missing children's hotline number (the tweet was later deleted). He also tweeted and later deleted, "[Her mom] Kasey & I dearly miss our baby Jade, aka Arlo, any tips appreciated to the number below." Jade was known to be meeting up with a friend, but she never returned home. On June 27, Donal tweeted and deleted, "Missing — yesterday at 2PM Barclays Center/Fort Greene Brooklyn: my child, Jade Logue. 6'2″ 180 lime green hoodie dark green military parka." One tweet that's still up? "Jade. we miss you and love you. please come home. If you can see this, just know I love and miss you dearly," he wrote on June 30.
Satisfied with investigation results
Last week, Warner Bros. closed its "Bachelor in Paradise" investigation and concluded that no wrongdoing occurred during a sexual encounter between Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson. On June 29, Corinne's team closed its investigation too. It was, she said, "completed to my satisfaction." In a statement, she said, "In light of the overwhelming amount of misinformation that has been spread in the media, I want to clarify a few things. My intent over the past few weeks has been to learn and understand what happened on June 4. While I never filed complaints or accusations against anyone associated with Bachelor In Paradise, my team and I felt it was very important to be thorough in getting to the bottom of what occurred. I felt victimized by the fact that others were judging me through conflicting and unsubstantiated reports, while I myself had no recollection of the events that transpired."